Sunday, May 25, 2008

To bellydance, first find a belly

Pipsqueak Fiddlesticks commented in one o' these posts that she'd love for me to wear and write about something with HER shape.

Never one to turn down a challenge, I shot back "Sure!"

Soon Pip sent me a mod copy of her shape. I stuck my face on it and made it proportional, and suddenly I no longer felt like a wisp of a girl. In a second I went from Asian skinny to Nordic full-figured, and now my usual avatar looks far too waif-ish.

Pipsqueak was right (of course) -- it's rough to fit prims to your form if you've got big hips, a bigger booty, and a shape beyond a certain width. This is true IRL too -- I can't tell you how long I searched for the one perfect pair of jeans that wouldn't drag on my feet or give me an attractive muffintop.

Pipsqueak's form is marvelous for a few things, however. Non-skinny avatars can pull off the look of the Victorian era perfectly. In this time, there were treatises made praising the value of being plump. Healthy for the body and soul! Big dresses sometimes eat Ach-avatar, but in this case, the woman definitely wears the clothing. Larger women can also pull off late Victorian hats, because they've got the frame to perfectly accentuate a large hat's picturesque brim, whereas small women can be consumed!

Okay, I was just about to write about a surreal dream I had last night about venus fly traps, without even noticing that my fingers were still moving on the page, so this is probably a sign that I need to go to bed. Night night, fashion feed of SL.

***Hat: Hatpins Lady Minerva in Black and White
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Calico in Midnight
***Skin: /artilleri/ Emi skin, porcelain, Natt
***Earrings and cameo necklace: Violet Voltaire Glitterati in black
***Dress: The Laughing Academy *la* Vanessa in coal
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Eugenie in Snow
***Tattoos: The Closet *TCinSHELTER* ChainHartTattoo


Nivaya Barbosa said...

Beautiful <3 I once tried to have a rather lager alt, that lasted about 10 minutes, after someone in the club I then worked in, said quite casually in conversation that my av "wasn't sexy", and should look more like one of the dancers, and I failed to come up with anything to say better than "Well I think it looks nice"

I fail it.

Auntykuro said...

-- hm. could be where you are; i suspect caledon has its share of people who like a variety of body types.

Alyx Sands said...


Yes, my avatar has a rather large bottom and wide hips....I *know* the feeling-"Oh noes, yet again another prim skirt to fiddle with!" Besides, my avatar is rather short, so I sometimes end up with skirts that sink into the ground, too... (all rather like RL, I have to say-both my avatar as well as myself have the ideal Victorian shape-smallish waist and large butt!)

And I've had my share of stupid comments, too- "too short", "too fat".....