Second Life has a wealth of talented designers and many of us seek out those that have a penchant for creativity and quality. Naturally, this leads to duplication of items in the wardrobes of discriminating fashionistas. Accessorizing and mixing parts of various outfits is often done to retain some amount of uniqueness so we don’t suffer that embarrassment of being caught somewhere dressed identically to another. This is a real life concern as well, but is exacerbated here because one size fits just about all in Second Life. Some designers help address this issue by offering options when you buy their designs. Jamie Holmer of INDI Designs is one such designer. Her outfits are generally complete, right down to the underwear, but often offer the wearer a myriad of choices. The fact that she produces clothes of excellent quality and exceptional creativity suggests that INDI Designs is a place well worth looking in to. Styles available range widely, from casual, including grunge and punk, to fantasy inspired designs. The few items presented below will hopefully demonstrate all these points.
The outfit called Kaylin is a casual set with torn jeans and denim jacket. The texture details of the denim are very realistic with natural looking tears in the fabric. The included top comes in four versions, black and red in both sleeved and sleeveless styles. Demonstrating the thought that goes into these clothes, the jacket is designed in two versions. One with the collar folded down as part of the texture and one that has no collar as part of the texture, which is meant to be worn with one of two different upturned prim collars. The prim tam hat and three sizes of prim belts are included. A set of red bra, panties and stockings make the outfit complete. Also available separately are matching sculpty shoes or boots. The Nobile shoes have both plain and riveted versions.
Naomi is one of the fantasy inspired sets. This unique outfit is colored in copper and black and highly detailed. A choice of black or copper pants allows for a single or two-tone base color. The top can be either long or short sleeved and worn with or without the glove layer wristlets. Two sizes of the flexi-prim cape are included. The included underwear seen in the middle maintains the color scheme and fantasy styling. All these pieces have an incredible amount of detail creating nice visual depth. Adding the optional Nobile shoes completes the outfit as shown.
One of the newest designs is Sophie, a sexy and feminine set that can be worn as a miniskirt or mini-dress. Three top versions allow one to create a dress or to leave the midriff bare for the skirt variation. Counting shirt layer and jacket layer, there are five top versions to offer flexibility. This set has two sizes of prim skirts and three sizes of prim belts. The matching underwear set consists of bra, gartered panties and stockings. Like the other sets shown here, Sophie has nicely detailed textures and an overall excellent quality of design. The matching Nobile shoes and Pinta boots are sold separately.
Jamie Holmer’s talent as a Second Life designer is evident, and she puts a lot of thought into her creations. Even though she makes the prim parts so they can be stretched for sizing, she includes multiple sizes, since stretching a prim too much often causes unwanted distortion. Each set has a myriad of wear choices and because of the options, also lend themselves well to mixing and matching. INDI Designs has a range of styles that will appeal to many, so it’s likely to be worth your while to visit and see what else it has to offer.
The hair in the pictures is Chocolat in Black from Zero Style.