Well, I find myself in black again. Depressed? No Way! Color is such an integral part of fashion, bright happy colors, subtle hues, dark somber shades, they all create an aura, a feel for whatever a model is trying to express, since we really can show no true emotion in Second Life without the use of words, our choice of colors speak for us. But, very similar to real life, even as an avatar, there are some colors you personally should always stay away from. Like the real life information here: http://www.carolthompsonbeautysecrets.com/seasonal-color-analysis.html  your inworld skin has the same limits and limitations to what looks “good” on you and I say, find your “power” color and wear it whenever you have an important contest, meeting or event, because your power color is very important and very custom to YOU.  As an example, a color I rarely wear because I look so “washed out” is white. I am a winter, so as much as possible I avoid this color, the only time I play with it is when I want to do a “fade” picture, where being washed out is the goal, but even then I typically change my skin tone from an “olay” tone to a “tan” tone.

How do you find this “magical” power color that defines you? Well there are many ways, but the simplest, and cheapest (free) way is to create a prim the length of your body from feet to just under your chin, thin as plywood or poster board, as wide as your body, and while keeping the board in edit mode, on the texture tab, flick through the different colors. Turn your graphics up for best response and you will be amazed how the changes of colors reflect differently with your skin tone. Some of my favorite colors, colors I would love to wear, are down right scary on me! My sister Seddy purchased the dress in this picture for me, and I instantly fell in love, so I have to thank her for this concept. The playful little cocktail, “Earny” was created by Amutey Decuir of Bliss Couture. It is delightfully frilly, sexily laced and perfect for any semi-formal event! (see below for further credits).

This final picture, the first and third were created by my friend and artist extraordinaire, Skip Staheli. He is such a long time friend and wonderful inspiration to me, I just love him so! Here is his http://www.flickr.com/photos/37690108@N05/   check out all the outstanding work he has done in Second Life. For this pic, I am wearing gorgeous silk pants from Glam Affair, Baiastices mesh bikini top in black, the back brooch from Miamai’s “Demi” gown, and Donna Flora earrings give the entire ensemble a remarkable retro-glam appeal to the picture.

Outfit 1 and 3:

Pants: Glam Affair

Top: Baiastice

Brooch: Miamai

Bracelet: Mandala

Earring: Donna Flora

Hairs: Tuty

Outfit 2:

Dress: Bliss Couture “Earny”

Hat: Bliss Couture “Silky”

Shoos: Similar Italian, “Roma”

Knickers: Angel Dessous

Necklace: JCNY “Divinica”

Hairs:  Tram

Bag: Baiastice, “pita”