VIRTUAL HOOCHIE WEAR Second Lifers
Soon, everyone will be walking around wearing belly shirts, pleather pants, and six-inch platforms ... once we all join Second Life. There may be no Hot Topic in SL, but the avatars in the hugely popular online community tend to favor mall-rat fashion—corsets, Daisy Dukes, and the like—well, because they can. If you have a perfect virtual body, why not walk around in stilettos and a panty set? Who is going to judge?
A new crop of bitchy Second Life fashion blogs, that's who.
Leading the pack is the high-traffic Linden Lifestyles, a website penned by Salome Strangelove and Sabrina Doolittle, two SL characters who are "on a mission to become the style divas of Second Life." They rate online clothing as if it were real, comparison shopping and modeling the way virtual outfits fit and drape.
They've recently started to discourage the "sluttier is better" mantra that pervades the community. "Halfway between frump and whore there is a middle ground where many of us like to land," they write.
Still, many of the duo's posts showcase pixelated bustiers and microminis—to please their audiences. We can't wait until Go Fug Your Avatar comes along to lay the smack down.