Recently I attended a fashion show for a designer I had never heard of. There are so many designers in Second Life, that this wasn’t an extraordinary occurance. I had gotten my first look a the works of a designer unknown to me a number of times before. What was different in this case was that this ws not a new designer, but one that has been around for some time, producing very unique clothing of excellent quality and detail. Thea Tamura and her TTFashion brand may not be well known but I think that is about to change. She has been a Second Life designer or some time and has ventured into most areas of design, including clothing, shoes, boots, hair and jewelry for both women men. What immediately catches one’s eye are the intricate and expertly done textures on the clothes. The patterns and colors are outstanding and placed with thought to achieve the desired effect. Beyond the textures, Thea also creates unique styles. Her prim additions to the clothing are more than just flared skirts and cuffs. Pictured below is the MINHA Dress.
This dress is a good example of both Thea’s texture work and use of prims. The prim skirt is more than just a repetition of similarly textured parts. Patterns are used to create the illusion of openings and pleats. In addition, the prims of the skirt are meticulously layered and positioned to create a more life-like fullness and movement. It also extends up above the waist to the lower torso so that the dress seems more of a whole. Nice details are added in the prim collar and even a prim fabric draping on the back. The matchig hat is made with the hair as part, thus offering this complete look.