Le Sigh

fashion

Sometimes I don’t get what the fuzz is about. Like in this case. The designer of these outfits, Ziamela Loon of Jador, apparently is the next big thing in SL fashion industry… She was a top 5 nominee in the Merovingi Fashion Awards 2008 (what, who?), featured on SLCN.tv, mentioned on many a blog and in various SL magazines, and she’ll be featured in this Saturday’s Runway Best of 2008 Couture Revue.

Am I crazy or am I seeing bad textures and weird prims on my untouched (except for copy/pasting and resizing them) photos? Is it just me, or is the gold “Petal” outfit having prims sticking out of my bare back and shoulders like I’m some freak sci-fi humanoid? Do I need sunglasses or it is actual full force bling on my belt? And what is with the yellow prim thingy (full of bling, who needs face lamps) sticking out of my throat? Or the random green prims on what is supposed to be gold? I think I need to report myself to The Diva for even wearing this in the seclusion of my studio for the photos of this blog post. *sighs*

The red Roxane gown didn’t look too bad on the vendor but what’s with the prim skirt that billows harder than a flag in a hurricane? Or the top that looks ragged on the sides? Or the prims of the skirt sticking out of my torso ( I do have a pretty average shape, which even tends to be full figured according to Sl standards). It all looks so random.

The Maxipull is actually the best looking set I spotted in the shop, and I was actually thinking that, although the 3 different stretches of the knit texture won’t be seen on my avatar anytime soon again, the huge collar would make a nice accesoire in my winter wardrobe. Until I saw the huge black spot on the back. Not for further wearing… Oh, btw… the belt is at it’s smallest like this, and I suppose it’s there to cover up the ugly difference between the knit stretch of the top and of the skirt part.
Money wasted? Hmmm.. well.. I think it was about time that I checked out this much praised designer for myself and as such, I even think that it is money well spent. But please.. before you call yourself a designer, a fashion designer in SL even and charge on average between 500 and 1000 L$ for your designs…. make sure you actually are able to produce decent textures, and spend some time in the Ivory Tower for building basics, kthxbai. /rant off.. again….

0 thoughts on “Le Sigh”

  1. /me stands up and applauds!!!
    A black dress from this designer was nothing more than the same dress in another color modified to be tinted fully black. The prims on the skirt, as you mentioned, were so far out from my torso that i would have had to be a VERY full figured avatar for it to fit. I am pretty handy with prims so I’d have been able to mod it, but it was a no mod attachment. There were other issues with the item as well but, I think we get the point.
    THANK YOU for speaking up.
    -Ely

  2. /me stands up and applauds!!!
    A black dress from this designer was nothing more than the same dress in another color modified to be tinted fully black. The prims on the skirt, as you mentioned, were so far out from my torso that i would have had to be a VERY full figured avatar for it to fit. I am pretty handy with prims so I’d have been able to mod it, but it was a no mod attachment. There were other issues with the item as well but, I think we get the point.
    THANK YOU for speaking up.
    -Ely

  3. It actually hurts my eyes to see you in these *cries* Let’s hope that shoddy overpriced clothes are not the new black…

  4. It actually hurts my eyes to see you in these *cries* Let’s hope that shoddy overpriced clothes are not the new black…

  5. Can I say I love you, Grazia?
    I was starting to think I was the only crazy one considering ‘WRONG’ to make something with no care and sell it for an average of 700-1200 L$ (cause yes, that seems to be the average there… some get up to 2500/5000…).
    Not saying everyone should hand-draw and charge ‘less’,but at least now I know someone cares about seeing nice textures and carefully arranged prims.
    Phewwwww…

  6. Thanks God there is Grazia!!!
    The justice is starting!
    A designer isn’t right to create so badly and prices so high.
    I thank you again for your article!

    Many hugs,
    Silvia.:)

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