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. try to be .

I’d say, don’t try… just be… whatever you want to be. Whoever you are, no fears.

This is how I met her some years ago.
emanuelle Courtois
A woman of many trades; she was a fashion show producer in SL, then she did some of the best machinima movies I’ve ever seen and now she does tattoos and is the creator of ~The INKWELL. Who knows Emmy will do next?
I love this about her, we never know what to expect, we never know what she will tell you, what she will ask.
One thing is for sure, she doesn’t hold back and I so love this in a person’s character and personality.

emanuelle was already featured here in the Closet, in the only interview I ever did.

She doesn’t try to be… she simply is.
I’m fortunate to have met quite a few people in SL that have this same way of life: creative, the sky is the limit, what others think belong to them and I could go on forever.
So here are some of Emmy’s tattoos.

Matrioska Final

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| The INKWELL -  Matryoshka Doll Tattoo
| Leggings: Maitreya Couture Black
| Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * RINA * / blonde
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Ini Kamikaze -  The INKWELL

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| The INKWELL: Ini Kamikaze Tattoo
| Hair: Zibska – Bibi (latest release)
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Intrabdominal Mother May

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| The INKWELL: Intrabdominal Mother May Tattoo
| Flowers on chest: Glam Affair (part of Nell outfit)
| Skirt: AMERIE – Mesh Denim Mini 05
| Face makeup: *LpD* The Japanese Doll 1 – Special Edition
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Happy shopping!
Sea~~

. let me condescend you a little .

At some point in our lives, I guess we always have had someone tell us to be more positive and forgiving. Some people will tell you that all the time, in a very condescending way of informing us that they are, at some level, in a spiritual “higher” place, patronizing us.

Obviously, we all know that a positive attitude always brings the best of us and others.
However, there are moments when we have conflicting emotions. We are human beings, with a wide range of an emotional spectrum. We get upset, we have peaceful moments, we get angry, we get hurt, we care, we don’t care. We are allowed to feel every emotion, without having someone telling us to stay positive and be forgiving.

For me, this is the true definitions of a friend: someone who listens to you, understands you, in whatever emotional state you are in: angry, sad, upset, peaceful, caring or indifferent.
A true friend is never condescending!

A true friend doesn’t tell you over and over to stay positive and forgiveness is the way. And why is that?
Because a true friend knows you; knows how you manage your emotions, knows and respects you well enough not to be patronizing.
A true friend knows your abilities, appreciates what you do and makes sure you know it!
A true friend knows that, many times, we don’t need to be “advised” on the positive aspects of forgiveness.
A true friend just listens, without any kind of judgement.
A true friend shares and never lies to you about anything, whatsoever!
A true friend always tell you their own truth, face to face, without any fear of hurting you!

Yes, we can get hurt by listening to truthfulness.

What hurts the most is to realize that someone who you considered a friend for many years, actually wasn’t your friend at all; disrespected you and your feelings and keeps a distance, avoiding a face to face sollution, should any problem arise.
People that act like this, people that run away from you and avoid any emotional situation, these people have what is called in basic Psychology passive/aggressive personalities.
They seem quite peaceful, always in control and always have that “too nice” attitude, as if there is nothing in this world or any other world that can make them angry. Oh no, to be angry is not acceptable for a passive/aggressive.
They will run away like crazy from any situation that may seem confrontational, which is their emotional comfort and coward zone and obviously selfish too.

Anger, for my personality, is the surface emotion for being hurt. That’s my first reaction when I feel hurt. I get extremely angry.
Then, I find “my way home”, at my own pace, until I reach that point when I go deep and find the hurt inside, deal with it and finally, with time, everything is forgiven, simply because it’s completely forgotten.

In the end, forgiveness cannot be forced, shouldn’t be forced. It’s actually very easy to say “forgiveness is the way”; we look nice saying that, don’t we? It’s so absolutely condescending!

But the best is when we really feel it’s not really forgiven. It’s really forgotten. Only complete oblivion shows true forgiveness. We can only forgive what we forget, that’s the moment when we know that whatever was bothering us, is gone. We just let it go.
And this doesn’t come with any advice from others. It comes with a process within us, it may take more or less time, depending on us, on our life experience and our willingness to evolve as human beings.

It’s just unfortunate when you know somebody – or you think you know – for years and that person who you once called a friend, actually doesn’t fulfill some of the above and fullfills others.

Somebody you thought was your friend doesn’t share any of their inner self with you.
And finally you see that what you had was just a perception, not reality but your perception of it.
This shows how positive I really am, how I can blindly trust someone; how loyal I can be.

Until I can no longer trust.
Until that veil raises from my perceptive eyes and I finally see reality as it is.
Someone I considered a friend actually is not and never has been, according to my standards.

I was sad, at first. I have to ackowledge I defrauded myself; I did it all. I simply didn’t protect myself, shared my most intimate feelings with someone I considered a friend; someone who didn’t have the courage to trust me with the same dedication I gave her and didn’t share her most intimate feelings, just like I had done with her.

To be able to actually write about it makes me see it even clearer.
Just like love, true friendsipis a two-way road. It simply doesn’t work if it goes in one direction only.
I see that now, so clearly.

And after sharing all this with you, this is the emotional place where I am now: sad, extremely disappointed ( at myself) for making the same mistake over and over: trusting people and not protect my own feelings.

It’s never nice to realize that a person we thought was a friend, was nothing more than an acquaintance.

And now, because I love Astrology, let me jump on board of Berry’s Zodiac Meme *smiles*

1. What is your birthday and/or Zodiac sign?
My birthdate is September 8th, so my solar sign is Virgo.

2. Do you believe in or follow astrology?
I don’t believe in Astrology, because it’s not a religion, it’s not something to “believe in” *smiles* even though we find several definitions of Astrology being a “system of beliefs”, it’s not.
Astrology – the analysis of the position of planets in the sky in the exact time of our birth – is based on Astronomy and that is scientific. It’s also scientific and proven that the simple position of the moon affects tides, so it’s only logical that some planets’ position by the time we are born, may affect our personalities as a whole.

3. Do you feel your sign’s attributes reflect who you are?
Some do, yes. However, for those of us who love Astrology, we need to be well informed about it; we need to know our solar sign – like I said , mine is Virgo -, our ascendant sign at the exact hour of our birth – my ascendant is Sagittarius – and what are the effects that the rest of the planets’ position may have, when we were born. “May” is the right word here, I’ll explain.

4. Have you ever been to a psychic or astrologer either in RL or in SL (are there any in SL?)

Yes I have, in RL. I have talked to several professional Astrologers and had my birth chart made. If you are lucky to find a very good professional Astrologer, he or she will tell you that the features of your solar sign aren’t the definition of who you are. Other planets’s positons give you a wide range of possibilities and features as well. Astrology doesn’t tell you who you are, it will tell you – if done properly – your strongest points, your weeknesses and your potential. All these can take place or not. The best Astrologers will tell you that you have free will, ultimately, no matter what your birth chart says, the choices you make belong to you and you only. Don’t blame it on your sign *smiles*

5. Do you read your horoscope daily and try to follow any advice, recommendations or warnings it may have for you that day?

No, never. For me it’s a great disrespect for this thousand year system of reading the universe and us. Usually, a daily horoscope in a magazine or a newspaper is written by anybody in their staff, not necessarily by a professional Astrologer. They just take the writter that is kinda handy at the moment *laughs* which makes reading a daily horoscope a fun thing to do, knowing that the person who wrote is really having a good time too *smiles*

6. Do you have very strong feelings about astrology, either negative or positive?
I do, yes, positive in my case. I accept people talking about their solar signs, it’s fun and a great icebreaker in a conversation. I do that too. If I take Astrology seriously (which I do), especially recent Psychologists and Therapists working with Astrology as a tool in their jobs, well, that won’t come up in a regular chat about astrological signs *smiles* not for me, no. That is the part of Astrology that only a few really understand, because in the end, it’s not about our solar signs; Astrology is being used (finally!) in Psychology and Psychotherapy as a powerful tool for the person to have a more clear insight into their own selves – not exactly by looking at our signs, it’s much deeper than that. But, like I said, in a regular day-to-day basis, it’s fun to talk about our signs, what we think they mean and it’s such a great icebreaker!

Apocalyptica

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| Tattoo: The INKWELL Apocalyptica Biomech Lip by emmanuelle Courtois
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In the middle of the night, when the angels scream,
I don’t want to live a lie that I believe.
Time to do or die.

I want the TRUTH!

. my oblivion .

Another outstanding creation by Zib Scaggs from Zibska – Bellona.
It won’t be available for long, so hurry!!

Oblivion

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| Outfit: Bellona (includes hairbase for the headpiece, and the boots). I’m wearing the upper part of Bellona’s boots. Available at Limited Bazaar @ Euphoria
| Shoes: [LW] Ibis mesh platforms (black) by Lindsey Warwick

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Happy Shopping!


Make this alive
Good days are back
Open your eyes when it falls
Come back to the air

I can’t tell you what you already know
I can’t make you feel what you already feel
I can’t show you what’s in front of you
I can’t heal those scars

. Berry’s Intriguing Questions Meme .

Chrystal - Finesmith

Well, before I start, I must warn you, I love writing, so… I may write a lot!

1. How do you deal with criticism?
Very good, actually. Both in RL and SL. It doesn’t matter if it’s what we call “positive” criticism or “negative”. Somewhere, I can always feel what’s the part of the critique is meant for me and what part actually belongs to the critic. All criticism is a two way road: there are, at least, two people involved. Parts of it belong to the critic, other parts belong to who is being criticized. If I take a critique “negatively”, I always ask myself – in which part of me is this touching, in what wound? Many times, I find out it’s the ego. So, I just drop it. All criticism is very welcome for me; I always learn a lot about myself, just by evaluating my own reactions to it. When people are rude to me, in a criticism, that rudeness is theirs, it doesn’t belong to me. Not worth it to even answer back.

2. What’s the most infuriating thing other SL residents do?
The exact same things people do in RL: to lie, to mislead, to manipulate. Easier maybe in a virtual environment, since people don’t really have to do eye contact and can sit comfortably thinking ” I can do or say what I want, because this is a game”. No, SL is much more than a game! Playing with people’s emotions in SL really infuriates me! I’m talking about romantic emotions; that’s why I’m the eternal single woman in SL. Men’s approaches are only laughable (sorry about that guys!). You know those IMs: “Oh you are gorgeous! You are so beautiful!” and I’m like “I know, right?”… and sudddenly the conversations stops there… any ideas why? *laughs*

3. Which SL resident would you most like to have lunch with and why?
Actually, I’d love to not only have lunch with, but go on a cruise with my AVENUE team *laughs* That would be something!

4 . Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration?
I really don’t know. I could name some people, but just like in RL, there is always something about those people that teach me something. Just by them being “anti” role model, I’m already learning. So, let them come *smiles* . Bottom line is… in SL, we never know who is who… so they don’t know who I am in RL. And that is extremely interesting ;) “Anti” role models work as a true inpiration for me; because they exist, I’m more alert, more aware, more observant. They bring out some of the best parts of me.

5. What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you?
Absolutely nothing! I don’t give others the power to ruin something for me.

6. What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?
No idea, really!

7. What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you?
“Mexilhão”… well, I have to explain this *laughs* this is a portuguese word for .. a clam, I think. Only one person called me that as a term of endearment and really… to have somebody shout out loud “clam” that’s sweet, right? *laughs* I knew, right away, she was around and she had seen me, even in a very crowded place.

8. Have you ever fallen in love with another SL resident?
No, never. I’ve had one or two crushes, which is completely different from falling in love. The most important crush I had lasted a couple of months and it was back in 2009, I guess it started by the end of 2008; the person is no longer in SL. But well, I have to say that I don’t buy this “romatic love” thing in SL. I admit that people may fall in love, yes, but it has never happened to me. I’m definitely too sad and disappointed about people lying about their RL gender, pretending to be male, when they are female in RL and vice-versa. I mean, it’s okay to do this, I see no problem there. What is not okay is to engage in a romatic relationship in SL (which eventually leads to nowhere), and lie to their “loved ones” for a long period of time about their real gender. “Loved ones” … I mean, if you really love somebody – SL or RL – the best thing to do is to lie to them, right? What a way to “love” somebody. I’m sorry to say but this is sick! Only a very sick person does this! And I’ve met a few actually.  Then, we have the cheaters…  “love stories” that end because, go figure, in a particular week, one member of the  couple can’t be inworld, for several reasons; what does the other do? Well, let’s try some “pose balls” with somebody else.  “Why did this happen? Why did you cheat on me?”  “Because you weren’t here, and this other girl was very persuasive”… and I’m like …  are these people for real?  Sometimes I wonder why in almost six years in SL, I have never been approached for a “more serious” relationship. Some of my friends say I’m intimidating *smiles* and I take that as a compliment, of course. But I don’t think that’s the real reason. I think it’s really me not being open to SL relationships. I really don’t think “SL love” is possible, unless it’s taken to RL.

9. Describe a time/event in your slife that you’re nostalgic for.
Maybe the times when LL had the grid protected against criminals, copybotters and crackers? Yes, those times were better.

10. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
Oh I’ve been lucky enough to have people doing the sweetest things for me. You know, I’m a loner in SL; I spend lots of time on my own, exploring, trying to build (which is definitely not my thing… yet *laughs*), visiting new sims, finding those cute little stores that nobody knows about? And while I’m just there, inworld, alone, I find something interesting, IM the creator or the designer just telling them how much I have enjoyed what I’ve seen in their store or done in their sims and to have, for example, a designer send you his or her entire collection, just because of my kind words, that’s … I don’t know… it’s priceless. For starters, because my intention is to really tell the person they have made my slife better , they could just thank me… but wow, there are really amazing people in SL.

I told you I write a lot *smiles*
Thank you Berry, for this Meme.

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Dress: Chrystal Reality (includes a beautiful crown, necklace and earrings) – I’m wearing the very basic version of the dress.
Photo with little PS editting, taken at Mad City – definitely worth a visit, what an outstanding place!

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. I fell you .

I fee you

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| Top: Winter Chic (earth) by Legal Insanity
| Pants: Yafunk (greengrass) by Legal Insanity
| Hat: Jones Cowboy (skulls) by Legal Insanity
| Shades: Superstar Aviators Gold (classic) by Legal Insanity
| Hair: Harlow (Summer) by ~Tableau Vivant~ @ Hair Fair
| Boots: Alstar – Used Leather by JD
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I feel you, anyway,
In every tear that I might shed,
In every word I’ve never said.

. what lies beneath? .

The question remains…

lost

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| Dress: Bali in brown by Finesmith (includes the flower and gem belt and necklace)
| Hair: Collision by Vanity *NEW*
| Lip makeup: Belle by Zibska (my favorite lipstick for this season, I don’t go anywhere without it)

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. superstar .

Ziggy Stadust
An entire generation has been part of this phenomenon, David Bowie creates and recreates himself, over and over, through the years.

Besides being the musician we all know for decades, Bowie’s style has always been an influence in fashion – and so has his wife for twenty years, the fashion icon Iman.

Iman and Bowie

And still today Bowie is on top of trends. He has a vision of his own and gets the collaboration of high fashion models and designers. In his new record, he released a videoclip that is just amazing to watch and listen; he co-stars in the video with the outstanding Tilda Swinton and three high fashion models: Andrej Pejić, Saskia de Brauw and Iselin Steiro.

As a humble homage to this two-colored eye, brilliant man – Bowie, I put together a look that you can easily get at Colab88.

Superstar

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| Dress: [LWL] June C88 – Superstar(Stardust)
| Cuffs: [LWL] Teal(trench) @ the Arcade
| Face tattoo: +Nuuna+ Neuro(P)

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Enjoy and happy shopping!

. love is .

Timetrap

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| Headpiece: Timetrap by FINESMITH
| Earrings: Shameless by FINESMITH
| Top: [AD] CCO mesh
| Face makeup: *LpD* Surreal (including lashes)
| Chest Tattoo: Pekka
| Hair: Sunset Blvd by Vanity

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. oh what a mesh! .

Mesh!
Amazing way of bringing into SL 3D models created outside SL, in third-party tools. As you all know, it can be anything, any object, any piece of furniture, complete avatars and, of course, clothing; mesh and rigged mesh outfits.

For us SL models, it really is a challenge, at this point, to showcase mesh items, because of the mesh specifications. In terms of clothing, we need to add alpha layers to some body parts and that has been quite a challenge for many of us!

Working with mesh inworld has been challenging , not only for models but also for SL designers.
Mesh outfits’ patterns and textures rez faster and are really unique.

And what can we do, SL models, when some of the alpha layers we need to add, really show up and make us look transparent – literally, in some body parts?

I was organizing my inventory one of these days and found a real treasure! I had it for some time but only two days ago I really understood how helpful this information is for all of us who are modeling in SL.

Marcopol Oh, creative designer of *La Penderie de Nicole* and *OH! Studio*, had included an extremely useful notecard inside an outfit folder I got from him, quite some time ago.
All of us will benefit from this insight into how mesh should be uploaded into SL and how all of us, customers, will gain a lot as well.
It has to do with shaping. How to adjust our shapes for perfect fitting mesh outfits. For designers and creatives, it’s incredible how it can help everybody to actually fit into your mesh items, without any complaint whatsoever.

Now, it’s the time when we all models say – wait a minute! I’m NOT going to change my shape! Or even retouch it. I spent so much of my time with my shape, had mine custom made, etc.
So, basically, we are really afraid or even tweaking our shapes a little bit.
Fear not! *smiles*

First, we don’t have to touch our faces or height – if you decide, as I did, to keep my avatar maximum height in SL [some SL models have decided to be shorter, as an attempt, I think, to be more "real"; "short" in SL is still a very tall person in RL; but my opinion on this will probably be subject to another post, soon.]
Let’s focus on how to shape our avatars to fit mesh outfits perfectly.
Allow me to share with you parts of the notecard Marco sent in his folder.

Some creatives in SL like Minnu Palen and Thora Charron (of LeLutka), Siddean Munro (of SLink), Elie and Anouk Spot (of Mon Tissu) and Jaden Celoe and Shay Sibrian (of Celoe), they all propose Standard Sizing and they all work with it.

Standard Sizing

This means that all mesh items from any of these creators and designers follow the exact same numbers, in terms of mesh uploading for SL, so they fit any avatar’s size.

Shaping is actually the secret here.
Or reshaping a little, because, actually, only some parts of our avatars are affected by mesh’s alpha addons.
Basically, if we all have the same numbers in some body parts, there will be no problem with Stardard Sized mesh clothes.

First, we all – SL Designers and Models – can get the 5 basic shapes fo free from Marketplace ( you will need to log in to see the pack of five shapes).

Remember, we don’t have to all wear the same shape and all look alike.
Only a few parts of our shapes need to be tweaked a little to wear Standard Sizing mesh or rigged mesh: Body Fat, Torso Muscle, Breast Size, Love Handles, Belly Size, Leg Muscle, Butt Size and Saddle Bags.

But by now, you probably have lots of questions, wether you are a SL Model or a SL Designer.
Here is the Q&A section of the notecard, from all the designers mentioned above:

- What is Standard Sizing?
- What is the purpose of Standard Sizing?
- How do you know the Standard-Sized shapes are accurate?
- Where are XL and XXL?
- Won’t we look like a bunch of clones if we’re all using the same 5 shapes?
- Where can I get these shapes and how much do they cost?
- What if my own personal avatar size doesn’t match one of the Standard Sizes?
- I am a creator. How do I make use of the Standard-Sized shapes, and how do I let my customers know I am using Standard Sizing?
- How do I let my customers know what Standard Sizing is?
- I create and sell shapes. Can I use the Standard-Sized shapes as a base for shapes that I sell?
(At the very bottom you will find the Standard Sizing measurements.)

- What is Standard Sizing?
Standard Sizing is a system created to standardize avatar shapes so that rigged mesh clothing can be created to fit most adult human female avatars and so that consumers will be able to objectively identify their own avatar with one of the Standard Sizes, enabling them to comfortably purchase rigged mesh clothing and accessories. We have created a group of 5 shapes representing the 5 most common adult human female avatar sizes in Second Life: Extra Extra Small (XXS), Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), and Large (L).

- What is the purpose of Standard Sizing?
Creators and shoppers would benefit greatly from having a common language to communicate about sizing of garments and accessories for avatars. As a consumer, you can determine which Standard Size is closest to your favorite shape and buy clothing in that size. As a creator, you can fit your designs to the Standard Sizes, guaranteeing that they will fit a wide range of customer shapes.

- How do you know the Standard-Sized shapes are accurate?
The numbers we used to create the 5 Standard-Sized shapes were calculated using the results of a survey of over 500 adult human female avatars. The survey information focused on the following measurements: Body Fat, Torso Muscle, Breast Size, Love Handles, Belly Size, Leg Muscle, Butt Size, and Saddle Bags. Because rigged mesh responds to variations in Heights (including Height, Torso Length, and Leg Length) and Widths (including Body Thickness, Shoulder Width, Hip Width, etc.) on its own, these measurements were not included in the survey.

- Where are XL and XXL?
Based on our survey results, very few users identify their avatar shapes as XL or XXL. Limiting our sizes to XXS-L should make for an easier transition into widespread use of the Standard Sizing system. If a designer wanted to create clothing larger than Standard L, they absolutely could.

- Won’t we look like a bunch of clones if we’re all using the same 5 shapes?
Being able to express your individual personality and style through a unique avatar is one of the foundations of Second Life. We do not want to limit that any more than is necessary to provide a basic reference point for avatar sizing. Of the dozens of measurements that make up each person’s shape, only 8 of them are relevant to each of the 5 Standard Sizes. Even those 8 can be tweaked and still fit that size. This allows a person to largely preserve their original shape, with the added benefit of knowing their Standard Size, and being able to shop comfortably for rigged mesh clothing.

- Where can I get these shapes and how much do they cost?
You can download all 5 of the Standard-Sized shapes for free from the Marketplace here. They are full permissions, so you are free to modify them or use the numbers as you please. However, note that making changes to the following measurements may compromise the way Standard-Sized rigged mesh garments fit you: Body Fat, Torso Muscle, Breast Size, Love Handles, Belly Size, Leg Muscle, Butt Size, & Saddle Bags (We recommend that these measurements be changed only slightly, if at all).

- What if my own personal avatar size doesn’t match one of the Standard Sizes?
Your shape will most likely fit into one of the Standard Size categories. Since all rigged mesh clothing will probably include alpha bases, minor size variations of the 8 measurements listed previously will be will hidden, along with any glitching due to posing or animating. If this is not the case, you may want to modify your shape so that clothing fitted for a Standard Size will also fit you.

- I am a creator. How do I make use of the Standard-Sized shapes, and how do I let my customers know I am using Standard Sizing?
You can download the 3d files here ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6003454/Standard%205%20sizes.zip ). Once you load the Standard-Sized shapes into your 3d programs, you can build your clothing around them. Included in your download is an icon that represents your use of Standard Sizing. You can display this icon in your store, on your vendors, in your blog, etc. Hopefully, as Standard Sizing becomes more widely used, this icon will be easily recognized in the Second Life community. You can also have your store listed in the directory of shops offering Standard Sizing by filling out the form under “Stores/Creators”, found here: http://bloggingsecondlife.wordpress.com/ . Be sure to check the boxes next to Standard Sizing and Mesh.

- How do I let my customers know what Standard Sizing is?
Feel free to distribute the information provided here any way you’d like!

- I create and sell shapes. Can I use the Standard-Sized shapes as a base for shapes that I sell?
Yes.

A directory of shops offering Standard Sizing can be found here:

If you have any questions or comments please join the in-world group “Standard Sizing System”. This is a discussion group for Standard Sizing issues where you’re free to voice any concerns or suggestions via chat.

Below you will find measurements for each of the 5 Standard-Sized shapes:

-XXS
Body Fat: 0
Torso Muscle: 21
Breast Size: 32
Love Handles: 22
Belly Size: 0
Leg Muscle: 40
Butt Size: 24
Saddle Bags: 22

-XS
Body Fat: 5
Torso Muscle: 31
Breast Size: 48
Love Handles: 25
Belly Size: 2
Leg Muscle: 45
Butt Size: 34
Saddle Bags: 30

-S
Body Fat: 7
Torso Muscle: 35
Breast Size: 52
Love Handles: 28
Belly Size: 3
Leg Muscle: 50
Butt Size: 38
Saddle Bags: 33

-M
Body Fat: 11
Torso Muscle: 38
Breast Size: 58
Love Handles: 31
Belly Size: 6
Leg Muscle: 56
Butt Size: 44
Saddle Bags: 36

-L
Body Fat: 24
Torso Muscle: 48
Breast Size: 71
Love Handles: 39
Belly Size: 14
Leg Muscle: 69
Butt Size: 62
Saddle Bags: 45

Maybe you have already seen this info before, but it’s never late to remind ourselves again that to work with mesh or rigged mesh items, we need to work with our shapes, without fear of losing our identity. Personally, I was really amazed on how easy it was for me to adjust my avatar to the Standard Sizing numbers.
Easy and extremely helpful for everybody. Thank you Marcopol Oh for sharing this information, and to all SL designers that are working now with Standard Sizing for mesh and rigged mesh.

what a mesh

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| Dress: My Poofy Sleeves Dress (mesh) from a previous collection @ Limited Bazaar – *La Penderie de Nicole* by Marcopol Oh
| Shoes: Infra (red) – JD (by David Freeman) discounted now @ {Mes Brics a Bracs}

. splash .

This season’s trends all go after strong colors and patterns.
This time, I wanted to visually cause a mix n’ match effect, bringing together colors that may or may not go together well.
It’s a challenge to our eyes. We are so used to mixing the “correct” color palette, that I really wanted to cause a splash effect. Or at least to make our eyes pause a little, wondering “these colors aren’t right” or “this feels weird”. Challenge our mind, visually.

Just like raw nature – untouched by man – plays with colors in a non related way, we can easily find flowers, several colors, trees, plants of any kind, a myriad of colors and tones. Our eyes usually don’t even question why nature is the way it is.

So I put together a look that, in terms of colors, may or may not go well together, according to our eyes and to our personal opinion; it surely is striking.

Splash

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Style Card:
| Top: Meili in Tangerine by Zibska
| Shorts: Viola by Zibska
| Hat: Floppy (mesh) by Countdown [includes an all color hud to personalize it as you wish]
| Collar and Cuffs: Garden by Ladies Who Lunch – will be available at The Arcade after June 1st.

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Happy Shopping!
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