Today, I decided to be Barbie. It wasnt planned. I didnt wake up this morning and decided to be pink and white. It was by accident, actually.
Anyway, here I am in front of Free Dove. Free Dove is a great freebie place for newbies and oldies alike. Its basically a place with tables where vendors put up boxes with free samples. Some of these free samples are awesome! Like color changing lace heels. :) The selection changes frequently too, so its worth coming back once in a while to check out the new stuff.
Free Dove is owned by Palomma Casanova and Wilco Walcott. They are a super nice couple and genuine Second Life entrepreneurs who provide Free Dove as a resource to help new SL residents get started.
To get there, go to Search/Places and look for "Free Dove". Here is the SLURL: Gallii (113,53,33).
So how did I end up being Barbie today? Well, I started the day looking for some textures for a friend. She helps run a military base in SL (thats a whole other story). Anyway, shes building some stuff and needed camouflage texture. So I went scounting on the Internet and found "deviantart.com".
OK, most of you probably know about this site already. So Im a bit slow! :) Friends told me about it before, but I kept forgetting to check it out. I stumbled on it today searching for Photoshop patterns. This is a GREAT site for textures, particularly for making cloths! :) They have a HUGH library of Photoshop patterns and gradients that can be adapted to use as clothing textures. You can prob use some of these for other stuff, but...like...who cares? ;P
Anyway, I got the camouflage pattern for my friend, and also got a few skirt patterns (cant forget those ;) ). Along the way, I saw this *cute* pink pattern with red hearts. I knew I had to make a top with it. Thats the pattern on the shirt.
And once you start with pink, theres no stopping. It will eventually end at the same place: Barbie. Most people refer to all the perfect girl avatars in SL as Barbies. They are supposedly to be the perfect blonde clones with $4000L skins, store-bought shapes, and "hooker" heels. But I have yet to see one actually *wear* a Barbie outfit.
OK, just FYI, Im using a $1000L skin, homemade shape, and...OK, my boots have "hooker" heels...I admit it! :P Actually, I've never made a Barbie outfit before, so why not. Serendipity! (learned the word from the movie :P)
So I whipped out a white flexi prim skirt, using a smaller version of the prim skirts Ive made before. This made the prim part almost a trim. And, of course, a pink belt that will hurt your eyes :)
The boots are basically a pure white version of the dino boots I made last week.
So there I was, with a complete pink and white Barbie outfit and my *black* "Dutchess" hair from Gurl 6. Hmm...whats wrong with this picture?
Thats when I made a major decision: Im going blonde in the real Second Life (versus the real Real Life, got it?). I know I said before that I was only going to use blonde hair in Gor sims during role-playing.
Being blonde is a slippery slope. Once you start down, theres no turning back.
At first, I made a lame excuse to go blonde for Miss Second Life, because the outfits work better with blonde hair (well, they do!).
The very next day, I go make a Barbie outfit, knowing full well that Barbie is...well...a blonde. So I gave in. Ill start using blonde everywhere. What the heck! I give up. Im joining the army of blonde Barbie clones in SL.
For the record, Im a brunette in RL. But even there, I routinely get blonde highlights. :)
Dont I look much cuter as a blonde though? :)