Outfit Outlay: Cowboy

It’s lonely being the first (and so far, only) fashion blogger in Sansar. (Now I know how the Maytag Repairman used to feel.)

As I said before, Sansar Studios is currently the only game in town when it comes to avatar fashion. The Western Outfit for Male Avatar is available for S$400 (about US$4.00 or CDN$5.06) on the Sansar Store.

Cowboy 18 August 2017

Here’s a closeup of the Western Hat for Male Avatar, available for S$100 (about US$1.00 or CDN$1.27):

Cowboy Hat 18 August 2017

The hat comes with a beard attached, which is kind of annoying if you prefer your cowboys to be clean-shaven. As I mentioned before, you can tint the cowboy’s hair any colour you like (but unfortunately, you cannot tint the beard). Also, I noticed that the beard is hovering slightly off of the default avatar’s face on both sides of the face near the ears.

Here’s my avatar all dressed up in his new cowboy outfit, at the Sansar experience Hootenanny, by Lillani.  (It is just me, or does he have a slight paunch?)

Cowboy 2 18 August 2017

The detail on this outfit, like the other outfits that Sansar Studios is selling, is very good. Here’s a closeup of that belt buckle, also showing the stitching detail on the shirt and the blue jeans:

Cowboy 3 18 August 2017

So saddle up, partner! Slap on your Stetson and head on down to Hootenanny and try your hand at horseshoes and other fun games.

Outfit Outlay: Highlander

You know, it’s lonely being the first (and only) fashion blogger in Sansar. Sometimes I feel like I am a million miles away from everyone else, far, far, away in the Highlands….

Highlander Vanity Fair 7 9 August 2017

As I have said in an earlier blogpost, Sansar Studios is currently the only company making and selling avatar clothing in Sansar. Here Vanity Fair is wearing the Highlands Oufit for Female Avatar (S$400) and the Highlands Hair for Female Avatar (S$100) for a total outfit outlay of 500 Sansar dollars for the look you see here. (That works out to about $6.34 Canadian/$5.00 American.)

You might not have known that the hairstyle is tintable to any shade you desire: blonde, brunette, white, black, grey, purple, pink, you name it. To tint your purchased hair, just go into avatar customization, click the little comb icon on the left hand side to bring up the hairstyles palette, then select the hair you want to colour so that your avatar is wearing it.  Click the coloured circle pointed to by the red arrow in the diagram below:

Highlander Vanity Fair Tint Hair Colour 9 August 2017

A colour chart will pop up, and you can select any shade you desire. Easy! I tinted this Highlander hairstyle a lighter brown than the default colour so that it stands out a bit more from the dark brown fur on the collar of this outfit.

Here’s a few close-ups of the amazing cloth, leather and chain-mail texture work on this garment. Check out the fur on those boots! Some poor virtual animal had to suffer 😉

Highlander Vanity Fair 5 9 August 2017Highlander Vanity Fair 6 9 August 2017Highlander Vanity Fair 4 9 August 2017

Appropriately enough, these photos were all taken in the Sansar experience called Highlands.

 

Outfit Outlay: Astronaut

Ooh Shopping! 7 August 2017

Ooh, shopping!  It just sends s shiver up my spine.  Vanity Fair, my supermodel avatar in Second Life (whom I have transferred over to Sansar now) has an inventory of exactly 160,760 items, as of this morning. (I can stop shopping… ANY. TIME. I. WANT.)

Vanity Fair in Jamestown Jacket and Skirt by Sweet Tea Couture 5 August 2017_001Here’s a recent snapshot of Vanity Fair in Second Life, on a super-secret desert island I use for unpacking boxes and changing. (I got lucky; the last name “Fair” was only available for a two-week period back in 2008 and I snapped it up immediately.) Vanity is wearing the Jamestown jacket and skirt ensemble by Sweet Tea Couture. (Thanks and a big hug to STC creator Jasmine Moonflower Gardner for giving me a gift card to her in-world store!) I never bothered to fashion blog in Second Life, because the market is simply oversaturated already.  But here in the brand new virtual world of Sansar, I can become the first fashion blogger!

Let’s face it. Right now, the only game in town on the Sansar Store for avatar fashion is Linden Lab themselves.  They even position themselves in the prime real estate spots on the Sansar Store, making their clothing and hair/hat items appear permanently first in the listings (something which I do not think is quite fair to the other content creators, if you ask me).

Clothing Palette in Sansar 7 August 2017Anyways, I bought their Astronaut Suit for Female Avatar for my supermodel avatar Vanity Fair. It cost me S$500.

I have tested, and I can confirm, that the item appears in your wardrobe, even if you signed into Sansar before you buy the item from the Store. Like in Second Life, the transfer happens automatically.  I picked a suitable short bob hairstyle from the available hairstyles palette to fit inside the astronaut helmet. Notice that there’s only eleven female hairstyles available at the moment, a rather limited selection.  You can bet that once avatar attachments are permitted on the Sansar Store, there will be an explosion of hairstyles available for purchase!  I’ve already seen a few pictures of the creations that people are feverishly designing and building.  I can’t wait! Picking a Suitable Hairstyle to Fit in a Helmet 7 August 2017

Astronaut Outfit 7 August 2017Here’s the look. I’m ready for my space adventure! I consulted the Sansar Atlas and selected a very appropriate site, the Apollo 11 – Sea of Tranquility experience, to take a photograph of this outfit (see the picture at the end of this blogpost).

By the way, they need to add keyword search to the Atlas in the Sansar client software, as soon as possible!  Right now the only way to search for a particular experience is to go to the Sansar Atlas web page, scroll all the way down to the bottom so that it all loads, then do a CTRL-F to keyword search for the experience you want! This obviously gets really tiresome, really fast!  I hope that Linden Lab fixes this soon.

Vanity Fair, first woman on the Moon! That’s one small step for a supermodel, one giant leap for mankind!

Vanity Fair First Woman on the Moon! 7 August 2017

Outfit Outlay: Cowgirl

Way back in the day (ohhh, let’s say 2012 through 2014), I used to write a blog about the late, lamented virtual world called Cloud Party.  (It was great fun while it lasted, and I was sad to see them go.  They were swallowed up by Yahoo!)

The blog was called Cloud Party Bugle, and one of the regular features I used to have was called Outfit Outlay, in which I discussed each of the individual items that made up an avatar’s outfit, and explained where to get them and how much they cost.

Well, it’s time to resurrect Outfit Outlay again, this time for the new virtual world of Sansar, and for my first avatar fashion presentation, I give you: the Cowgirl.

Outfit Outlay Cowgirl 2 August 2017

My female alt, Vanity Fair (named after my fashion model avatar in Second Life), is wearing the Western Outfit for Female Avatar, now available from the Sansar Store by Sansar Studios for S$400.  The outfit comes complete with top, jeans, boots, belt and two bracelets.  The detail work is really remarkable.  The cowboy hat and blonde pigtails hairstyle come as one item, the Western Hat for Female Avatar, also available from the Sansar Store by Sansar Studios for S$100.  The finishing touches are the blue dangle earrings, available for free under the Accessories tab when you customize your basic avatar:

Blue Dangly Earrings Attachment 2 August 2017

Just click on the bracelet icon along the left-hand side, then click on the little ear along the top and you’ll see it as an option to add to your avatar.

The top photo of Vanity in this blogpost was taken in a beautiful rustic experience called Bella Vista, created by Winter Loxely.