Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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One of Second Life's Most Popular Shoe Designers is Back (With a Victorian-Inspired Vengeance)

Tesla Miles Ziggy2
Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins' ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style

Back in the heyday of the sculpted prim, anyone who was anyone owned a pair of Tesla Miles' shoes. Her work was particularly well known for her towering stilettos, but her Victorian boots, textured with rich brocade, were also tremendously popular.

Tesla and her magnificent shoes had all but vanished from Second Life, with barely a peep for nearly 5 years. But one of Second Life's most popular shoe designers is back, and with the release of the all-mesh Ziggy 2 it seems like her skills are anything but dull.

You can pick up a pair for yourself in over a dozen different color options at TESLA [SLURL] or real more about the brand's comeback release on their blog.

Mixed reality iris 2013Iris Ophelia (@bleatingheart, Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times, and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.

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CronoCloud Creeggan

What's funny is that a few weeks back I was thinking:

"I wish I had an updated mesh version of the Tesla Ziggy's"

The fatpack is a couple thousand L$ though...so I haven't picked it up...yet. I probably will, eventually. The brocade version only comes in the fatpack.

and before someone says "CC you don't need the fatpack.....I hang out in the Steamlands....I "need" the fatpack.


Eladrienne Laval

I was really hyped about Tesla coming back. I wanted a mesh version of my brocade Ziggys. Like CronoCloud, I spend a lot of time in the Steamlands. I don't know about a whole fatpack of them though--for one?

CronoCloud Creeggan

Well, for me, I would need all the colors. I would need the browns, blacks and red for sure. (adds up the colors) There are 8 I would use...and that is enough that the fatpack would save money. And I made the mistake of NOT getting the fatpack of the original scultpy Ziggy's.

Also CC Rule #1 states: "How many colors do you need? All of them." And also CC Rule #1: "You can never have too many" And also CC Rule #1: Logic breaks down around CC Rule #1 Which is why CC Rule #1 states: There are no Rules #2 or greater, saves me the trouble of counting past 1.

All joking about my exaggerated sense of acquisition and avarice aside, I don't get the fatpack of "most" things, especially not hair. I add up the cost of the colors I'd use and compare it to the fatpack.

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