Is there a such thing as virtual vintage fashion? The question that Hamlet Au posed made me bust out one of my folders.
Virtual vintage, like the tangible kind, has to be worked into an outfit. Going full vintage just means you’re in costume.
Two items in this outfit are older than my avi; the jacket and the undershirt layers are from 2005. I snagged them from a friend while we were playing Fashion Show. He was cycling through all of his old inventory.
I had to stop laughing, ask him if they were trans, answer him when he asked if I was serious, and thank him for 10 minutes straight after he passed them to me for free. I felt like I just found a Pucci bag for a dollar at a garage sale.
Putting a definition on what’s vintage and what’s not is better left to someone else. My guess would be pieces made before designers really thought about rendering shading and texture. Another key is the low resolution in which it was uploaded. My layers look forever blurry, but I think the design and concept still make it wearable.
We spent the rest of the evening looking at Vintage SL. As he went through his inventory I kept an eye out for another piece. It was like wading through the dozens of racks at Goodwill. Although I didn’t choose anything else, I still had a great time.
the outfit featured here:
If someone wants to shade that up, I’ll be first in line to buy!
“Vintage Cowpoke” taken at The Babby Factory in The Wastelands.
Skin: LAZZOLI’s Takako in Sunshine (Loring Halsey)
Nails: Petit Ange’s Hot Red (Anju Enoch)
Eyes: Shine’s Lustrous in Arctic (Brandy Rasmusson)
Hair: Creamshop’s Vanilla w/ Small Hat (SAZAE Yoshikawa)
Jacket: Cowboy Jacket by Artemis Fate (now of Ko Industries)
Shirt: Western Shirt by Tami McCoy (now of TM Hair Styles)
Pants, leggings:anuenue’s Loose HalfPants in Beige (Marea Kirax)
Boots: Zero Number’s Used Boots AMI (Mai Runo)
Necklace: Atelier AM’s ribbon necklace (aya Huldschinsky)
Poses: Miseria (Miseria Daines) and LAP (Dove Swanson)