Creating a unique avatar look can be a painstaking task for anyone first starting out in Second Life or for residents who need a change. Browsing the endless list of items on SL Marketplace, in world malls and shops across the grid can take forever. We all could use a shopping companion that can help us make decisions based on our budget, needs and wants. Renaissance AV Consulting Agency provides just that!
Kamilla Vayandar and Tankgirl Zaytsev will consult and guide you every step of the way making your avatar make over less stressful on you. The SL Enquire caught up with Kamilla Vayandar to learn more about Renaissance AV Consulting Agency and their services
SLE: What separates Renaissance AV Consulting Agency from other makeover services in Second Life?
Kamilla: The work we do is completely customized following the needs of our clients. We have a chat with the client, trying to find out what they want, eventually show us pictures of what they have in mind, may it be actors, models or other avatars they may have seen on SL. It’s like if you are going to see a fashion designer instead of going in a “ready to wear” shop. We are there to give them advice and coach them in the SL jungle.
SLE: What do you think is the most important thing that avatars should consider when creating their look?
Kamilla: As I say on my blog, the shape is basic; you need a good shape in order to look awesome, different. For me, it’s really important; this is what will set you apart from other avatars. All the art consists in matching this shape with the skin that will represent who you are, how you want others to see you. From there, everything is possible.
SLE: Do you help both men and women?
Kamilla: Sure!!! We would miss something if not serving both men and women, and even would extend it to whatever image they want to have. There are pictures of avatars we have made in our gallery at the shop. All we want is for clients to unleash their imagination.
SLE: How much do residents usually spend on makeovers at other places? Do you look for deals to help save them Lindens?
Kamilla: Our prices go from 500LS an hour of styling to 6000LS for a complete customization, but I am intransigent on the shape and skins, there are some cheap skins but rarely beautiful. However, when it comes to accessories, hair, eyes, clothes, we look for the best prices and adapt to our clients’ needs. We always try to find good deals.
SLE: What kind of services do you first recommend to your clients when they come to you for help?
Kamilla: Always depends on their needs and wishes of course, every client is unique, they can come for a simple restyling and take the option by the hour, or a complete customized service, guiding them through shops, advise them on the clothes and accessories they choose.
SLE: What advice would you give to someone looking to change their avatar appearance?
Kamilla: Not to be in a hurry to try new mesh bodies, like TMP body, Maitreya or other new systems, they look really good but there is not much choices for body or head shapes at the moment. I personally think that designers are still going to improve them and offer more possibilities to personalize your avatar in the way you want. We currently propose at least hands and feet appliers (slink system), as the hands and feet of basic avatars are really ugly. You can already find many suitable footwear and accessories with those appliers.
SLE: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
Kamilla: Yes, I would like to invite people to visit our sim, we will be delighted to have a talk around a cup of tea and cupcakes and to explain what we do. Chats are for free and we love ideas exchanges and useful conversations. We are currently arranging the sim around the shop, so it may be worthwhile to visit it, have a walk and relax, or maybe take pictures? Smiles.
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