Sometimes I think how much fun it would be to go back to when I was young. There is a saying that “youth is wasted on the young”. I believe most of us would agree that if we knew back then what was ahead for us, we would have enjoyed ourselves more during that time in our life. It was a time when all we had to do was play and try to stay out of trouble.
I recently participated in a children’s fashion show in Second Life. I have been involved in the modeling side of SL for some time now. I can honestly say that I have not had this much fun since Frolic Mills ‘retired’ and the whole world of SL modeling forever changed. I came into modeling in SL due to my love of fashion and design. As a model for Second Life designers, you were expected to know a great deal about the technical side of virtual life. You had to know how to move, how to style, how to adjust items so they ‘fitted’ your avatar perfectly (within the bounds of the technology), and much more. It was not easy to achieve. There was a lot of competition and a lot of very talented people in the SL fashion community.
This past weekend I got a feeling of the fun we all used to have back stage during those times. We all worked hard, but we also enjoyed being able to present a fun and well done show for the designers. It was a joy to feel like a kid again, even if only virtually. I had so much fun making the outfits look their best and trying to find the perfect walk and poses to represent the child side of me. It was fun!
So here are the three outfits I had the privilege of showing off on the runway last weekend.
As you sit at home, forced to slow down, and have more time to think, I hope you might remember that time in your life when you had no cares or worries and rediscover the optimism and joy of youth. The world has become a fast paced place. It is hard to find time to enjoy life the way we should. Use this time to play games, be creative, or just find other ways of doing something routine.
Romper: Designer – Uni Duni Baby
T-shirt: Designer – Lily Ren (lilyrenwillows) of Lily Ren’s Closet
Lily Ren’s Closet, Nooks sandals, Pink
Lazo Fluffy Leggings, Black
Bunny Dress: Designer – Stasha Benelli of Kiddlesticks
Kiddlesticks Bunny Jacket dress (shoes and hat included)
*BB* sunglasses, multi colors via HUD
Chop Zuey, Happy Bunny Earrings
How cute! I once participated in this, how fun it was. My child avatar makes me laugh and it’s just great to get that feeling when I’m on it, which is not often.