Fashion is a global phenomenon with every cultural having its own histories that influence development of local styles.  With Second Life being accessible from around the globe, it stands to reason that we would see fashion styles from many cultures brought here.  The fact that many residents like to learn about and experience designs from other areas bodes well for designers of authentic regional fashion.  One such designer that is worth knowing about is Vlinder Reitveld of Vlintuition.  Vlinder specializes in the design of authentic asian styles, among them, Indian, Chinese and Mongolian.  Her travels throughout Asia allow her to keep abreast of local fashion trends and she strives to recreate these fashions accurately in Second Life.

Above is pictured Vlinder’s most recent Indian release, the Kala Gown in Navy.  What is striking about this garment is the highly detailed embroidery at the hem, waist of the lehenga and on the cap sleeve choli.  The prim parts of the lehenga blend almost seemlessly with the underlying pants layer.  The matching dupatta is sculpted at the shoulders with the front and back ends flex for natural movement.  This outfit includes a pair of bracelets.  The Kala Gown also comes in Orchid, Coal, Sky and Crimson. 

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On June 14th, Mashooka Designs opened  a new store at White Taj and the Ewing Fashion Agency was pleased to be there to present the latest designs of Aradhana Voight.  The models of Ewing graced a runway situated in front of the new shop in a selection of designs from casual to authentic Indian formals.  Mashooka Designs is well known for it’s high qualityIndian clothing as well as asian inspired western styles.  The fashion show this day demonstrated the range of Aradhana’s work and the assembled guests were excited to get their first look at her newest creations.  Each item, from a brand new sexy two piece beach dress to the full Indian bridal raiments, brought applause of appreciation.

As if Aradhana’s clothing line isn’t enough, she also produces jewelry of intricate and detailed design.  Each model was accesorized exclusively with Mashooka jewelry for this show.  Seen were items from exqusite necklaces and earrings to full Indian sets, all of them finely crafted.  The precious metal and jewel textures used produce a realism not seen from many and the craftsmanship is amazing.

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