Fair warning: opinion included
It’s that time of year again. Modavia proclaims itself the SL counter part of Mercedes-Benz, which sponsors the NYC fashion week, held in conjunction with Modavia’s fashion week (OK, it is the other way around, but don’t you just LOVE SL marketing and all the blah blah?) and showcases “A broad range of men’s and women’s couture fashion designs”.
Now, we can debate the correct use of couture fashion for anything made in SL… but we won’t… lets just say couture is the translation of extremely well made, exclusive fabrics and elaborate details in SL aka, superb Photoshop skills of the creator, a devious creative mind and awesome prim work. Right… well… this may be the case for some of the participants, but I was astounded to see Anubis Style in the line up of yesterday’s shows.
To me, Anubis Style is one of those Italian brands that, contrary to their RL counter parts, has nothing to do with couture, or fashion design at all. They hit the grid during the big boom, around the same time as brands like Bianca F and Jador, both of similar quality. I went to Mimi’s Choice, who retails Anubis Style, because I know I would find the best of the collection there, but this is what I found…
No copy, no mod… with a script, but impossible to make it fit all around. If it would cover me on the front, the butt would look like on the pic, and vice versa. Also, ladies and gentlemen, look at that stunning mess of uhm… skirt prims, which, and you will have to believe my word on it, when you move will look like a rollercoaster on speed. I don’t often get nervous in SL.. but this skirt did. Oh and motion sick.
Fashion connoisseurs of SL, the mesh parts and the prims really came out of the same folder, they DO belong together, even if you might think that the creator made a mistake here. And also, look at the lovely seam between the top and the bottom part. I know the mesh is a mess… but that’s why a lot pf people provide the top on the jacket layer as well. The blurriness of the texture of the top is just the finishing touch this outfit needs… or maybe that touch would be the totally random shades which are complimentary with this L$490 outfit.
Buyer beware.. you might be fooled by the lens flare on the vendor, but the dress obviously doesn’t look like that. It’s exactly why I am so weary about photoshopped vendors.