Soooooo, Vive 9 was a little late setting up at Collabor88 so I didn’t see this dress first time I was there. I actually saw someone else wearing it and HAD to know where it was from. Of course, I ran straight over to grab it! Same thing with this hair- someone else was wearing it and I was like OMG WHERE IS THAT HAIR FROM!? It’s from Wasabi Pills, and it has color-change clips and hair ties. I love it very much. Vive 9 also has an adorable hair available at Collabor88, but you’ll have to go check it out for yourself!
Have you ever seen something in RL and just felt like you HAD to have it in SL? If you have, get help. Also, you’re not alone. I saw this AMAZING bikini/ lingerie online the other day and IMMEDIATELY had to have it in SL. I Plurked a photo of it asking if anyone knew if such a thing existed, but unfortunately no one had any ideas. My dreams were shattered.
FORTUNATELY, I have some incredibly talented people on my TL. I got an IM from Jillian Snow of J1 Designs telling me that she had tried her hand at recreating my beloved bikini (henceforth affectionately named by me, the bowkini). She named it Maribel ❤
Next challenge? The pose. I again turned to Plurk for assistance. A couple of my awesome friends (Button family members, even) came to my rescue and sent me poses. I LOVED what they came up with and ended up downloading QAvimator and making a sort of hybrid pose. It took me FOREVER. I respect pose makers even more immensely now for how much hard work goes into a pose that does not distort or look funky or… well… it’s tough.
SO… days later, after much hard work and the input of tons of AMAZINGLY talented friends, I get to show you my lovely bowkini:
A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped me with this. I am incredibly flattered and amazed by the helpfulness and talent of people in SL, and I am proud to call you friends.