A New Look for Shengri La OpenSim

The very first thing that our visitors to our corporate OpenSim islands want to do is customize their avatar, if for no other reason than to get rid of default Ruth.  That can turn out to burn the clock, which is costly when we are actually trying to get substantive work accomplished.  To help reduce the delay, we have created a pair of new default avatars, Jane and John. 

Jane and John are both corporate avatars, with a gravitas appropriate to the work we are doing in our OpenSim islands.  Jane is a 40-something exec in a jacket and dress with very nice heels and an updo; John is a 40-something exec in a suit with prim captoe shoes and a corporate hair cut.  Both are appropriately dressed for a business meeting, and if visitors to Shengri La OpenSim feel a need to further embellish, they can find a range of corporate clothing and a change of hair styles already in their inventory.

Shengri La OpenSim female default avatar Jane

Shengri La OpenSim female default avatar Jane

Shengri La OpenSim default female avatar Jane

Shengri La OpenSim default female avatar Jane

Shengri La OpenSim default male avatar John

Shengri La OpenSim default male avatar John

Shengri La OpenSim default male avatar John

Shengri La OpenSim default male avatar John

Rescheduled Ode Hunt for Wednesday, January 21, 5 pm SLT

Courtesty of SL’s bumps and pains over the past weekend, the second Ode butterfly hunt has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, January 21, at 5 pm SLT. Join us on the lovely islands of Shengri La for the only five sim Ode butterfly hunt. With any luck, the grid will cooperate and we can all hunt butterflies! See you there!

Designer Tiffy Vella Welcomed into the Emerging Avatar Apparel Designer Program

The Fashion Research Institute is pleased to welcome Miss Tiffy Vella into the Emerging Avatar Apparel Designer Program on the scenic Shengri La islands.  Miss Vella joins other talented designers with her unique take on historically inspired jewelry.  Please visit Shengri La to purchase Miss Vella’s work.

eclectica

Tiffy Vella, creator of Eclectica Jewellery
Invited into the Shengri La Vintage Marketplace on January 6, 2009

I first rezzed into SL on March 23, 2007. I make prim jewellery. The name of my jewellery line is Eclectica. My style is very eclectic, hence my name, Eclectica. I do love vintage adornment, so draw upon Art Deco (love Erte), The Arts and Crafts Movement (love Frank Lloyd Wright) and Art Nouveau (love Mucha). However all work is original and is a product of sl, born from sl conditions and techniques. I love to produce sets that allow flexible options, often including several earring styles, or pieces that can be worn on other parts of the body. They are all pieces that I have created for my own use first, and if they aren’t enjoyable to wear, they never reach the shop. So far, I have belonged to the field of virtual jewellery, but will branch into complimentary areas soon…. I’ve listed some rl artistic inspirations. Another inspiration is the strong sense I get from the SL world and it’s human community, and the need we all have to find our niche, add our layer to the artistic/intellectual diversity. What do I love most about SL? Too much to list. I love the equal opportunity we have to find our place here. And shoes, in both universes. I’m a total Imelda.