When looking for fashion in SL, I like to look for outfits and shoes that make my av look like I want her to. A style and personality that says a lil real life me, a lil fantasy...she becomes what I wish. I like a bit of goth, a little fancy, sometimes a mix. One designer I really like the style of, is Envious. From something on the riskier edge of hot to a bit classier, I can easily say Envious has variety.
With an inworld store as well as marketplace you're free to shop whichever is your preferred way. I personally am a MP shopper, but when I stopped at the Envious mainstore I found the setting a large but cozy feeling. I liked the layout of the store, as well as the fountain out in the open area surrounding. To shop Envious via MP here’s the store link
To shop inworld you’ll find the main store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sim%20Style/206/100/2503
Becca Drascol: Can you tell me a little about Envious and what inspired it?
SayaNicole Cuttita: Well envious started in 2008. Back then I couldn't really find clothes that completely fit my style or personality. So I started looking into creating my own clothing and Envious was born. So I guess you could say my own desire to be unique is what inspired Envious.
Becca Drascol: I ike that J What do you see happening with your fashion line this Fall?
SayaNicole Cuttita: oh wow, I honestly don't know lol I never really plan anything for Envious, I kind of just create something that matches my mood. Which is probably why I end up making Winter fashion in the middle of Summer lol. I'm kind of backwards.
Becca Drascol: Gotta do what works for you, seeing as fashion is about creation. I really appreciate this.
SayaNicole Cuttita: It's np :) you're popping my interview cherry haha.
Becca Drascol: Which would you say was easier for you, creating before Slink, Lola and other enhancements like mesh bodies or after?
SayaNicole Cuttita: Well I won't say that creating for the various mesh enhancements is difficult. It's just become extremely time consuming. I do miss SL before all the different bodies just from a creation stand point because it does take extra time to get new designs out when having to load different types of applier hud's, or rigging something to multiple different bodies. But some of them really have made SL look so much better. And appliers have become easier with the omega system being around, that cut down on a lot of time :)
Becca Drascol: Agreed, and I can totally see that from your viewpoint. Would you say any RL fashion inspired your style?
SayaNicole Cuttita: Oh definitely, I think RL Fashion inspires every creator in secondlife.
Becca Drascol: Of course. Would you say more like Goth, Emo and Casual? Anything you feel made Envious style what it is?
SayaNicole Cuttita: Envious is definitely a reflection of myself. I tend to hop around a lot between all the styles goth, punk, preppy, you name it. While RL fashion does inspire a small portion I think I get more inspiration from music. It puts you in a mood and you tend to portray that in your design. And if you've followed my designs you can probably tell what days I was listening to rock or pop music lol . (hopefully this answers your question I'm probably failing lol)
Becca Drascol: No, you’re fine. That's a great answer from the heart.
I found Saya to be delightful, witty and lighthearted, quite pleasant to talk with. A creator that put a piece of her own style and sense of fashion within SL through her own line of fashion. A dream of having something she desired in SL and making it come true. And it's this reporter's view that all fashion rather in the real world or our virtual one, is a passion and style of each creator's own. A passion and style that makes it easy for us shopping to make ourselves into whatever we wish. To have a look that not only supports a creator's desire to have their fashion out there, but allows us all to express ourselves via what we wear and how we wear it. So for those of you looking for some good ole made from the heart fashion definitely check out Envious.
Marketplace : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/31927