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So here’s what I would do, if I had the time and enthusiasm to start a clothing line in Second Life: I would start a store that mainly sold historical outfits, costumes, and special-purpose clothes, beautifully made for mesh bodies (mainly women).

A store like that would let a person fill the gaps in her wardrobe for special activities like riding or playing tennis, or looking like you were riding or playing tennis.

equestriennetennis

It would also have beautiful period costumes from periods like Elizabethan England or 1920’s America.

flapper

These outfits would not — and this is important — be sexed-up versions that said “f*** me” in invisible letters on the back. For instance, take a look at a picture of a dirndl (a traditional costume from Bavaria. Fun fact: where you knot your apron signals whether you’re 1) single, 2) married, 3) a virgin (!), or 4) widowed/a waitress, which for some reason are combined. The woman below is married, apparently: the knot’s on the right).

First Life dirndl

OK, did you notice the skirt length? Knee length, am I right? Now, let’s look at a “dirndl” from Second Life (below, second from left, next to the naughty Lederhosen). If you went to a public event in First Life wearing something like this, you might very well be sexually assaulted and then blamed for it.

Second Life dirndl

I do love all the sexy little outfits in Second Life, but it sure would be nice to have top-quality clothing for fashionistas that allowed us to not be sex objects before all else.

Anyway, that’s what I would put in my store. It would take huge amounts of time to create beautiful and faithful fitmesh outfits, and then people would come to see them and say “Nice, Kate, but that’s not very sexy” and go off and buy something somewhere else, so it would be a waste of time, and I’d go out of business in a month.

But at least I’d have something to wear playing tennis. 🙂

^^^\ Kate /^^^

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