Sunday, February 6, 2011
I saw this jacket on another blog, decided to get one -- and I love it!
Skin -- Redgrave
Hair -- Truth Hawks
Jewerly -- Aurora Borealis
Shoes -- Teefy at The Dressing Room Blue
Jacket -- Izzie
Pants -- Mon Tissu
Tattoo -- Luck
Eye Liner -- Cheap Makeup
Lashes -- Glow
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Silly, I am a contributor, but as with everything else Style and Tastes aren't always the same, but occasionally Courtney or I find something that we both absolutely love...THE LASTEST and GREATEST SL thing out there are these boots made by LeeZu. Court sent me over and I fell absolutely in love with them. They are well made for the $ spent, go great with many different tastes and above all look like a million bucks. So much I did this final picture for the Shoe Fair, which I may add will make their announcement on the photo winner tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed. Anyway, if you have a chance go over to LeeZu's place and check out these babies. I bet you will love them just as we do.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I am wearing...
Skin: Tuli - Eva - Tone 2
Hair: Truth - Keeley - Snow
Eyelashes: LeLutka - Seductress Volume Lashes
Arm Tattoos: Aitui - Fire Fish Sleeves - Faded
Chest Tattoo: Love Letters - No Longer Available
Dress: Epoque - Latex Fin Dress - Gray
Bracelet: Exodi - Aubrey Bangles
Collar: Open Collar - Jewel Collar (Join group, collar is free)
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Baby T's Plain - Silver
Saturday, August 7, 2010
The truth is there is a very real cost in multiple colors.. I actually make all the colors for the ColorSet that i offer which is a combination of the colors of a style. Some of the less popular colors dont always sell very many but are actually thus made below cost so they can be in a cheap and discounted colorset. Every color i make is a season color. So for each color i need to specifically bake the color for the shoe, then i need to take all the colors and there is scripting to make the colorset work.
After that there is production , warehousing, merchandising. i know it seems like there is no cost to make a shoe change into all the colors but there really is quite a big cost since i actually make all the colors so that there can be a colorset which everyone loves.
When it comes does to price we do have cheaper alternatives. The end of every season sees a 40% sale, and the colorsets themselves are but a fraction of the cost of the shoes inside.
In the end [Ouchie] i want to find a way to make what you want, at the price you want and stay in business. To innovate and come up with sculpted shoes, and my BAREfoot which has been so wildly copied i just need enough to keep going, and i promise to bring you stuff that you love, that changes your Second Life experience and that you feel is worth it. Now with a communication channel running i hope to find that balance..xx
For the cost, I would expect having shoe fitters, like at BAX Boots, where a customer service person in the store can adjust and fit the shoe for you when you buy it. Bax offers this and their boots do not cost as much as your shoes. In fact, at Bax when you buy a pair of boots (their latest release costs 875L), you get 3-4 color options for the boot you have bought, additional customization options with sole, heel, accessory options, PLUS free fitting by an in-store customer service person.
N-Core offers DEMOS and stockings with their shoes, which is very helpful for shoes with prim feet/toes. Color matching prim feet is a nightmare for stockings that come with outfits. N-core's latest shoe is 795L, for 1 color, but you get 9 pairs of stockings to match stocking textures scripted into the prim feet in the shoe and you can try the shoe on first to make sure your 795L won't be wasted.
So, one last suggestion I would have is to offer DEMOs of your shoes. More people would be likely to pay the hefty price for a pair of Stiletto Moody's, if they could try them first. With the high cost and "NO REFUND" messages posted everywhere, people are worried they are going to lose 1800L.
So take a look at your competition...their customer service, their prices, their options. I love window shopping at SM, but I own 1 pair of Gladiator Boots I bought ages ago and the anniversary Lana shoe. I bought a pair of Bare Ingrid shoes, but the metal details where not changeable from gold to silver, and the platform part of the shoe always sank into the floor. When I adjusted and moved the shoe high enough on my leg to where it didn't sink into the floor, the invisiprim did not cover my deformed actual foot anymore. I trashed these shoes because they were useless to me. And that is why I won't buy anymore Stiletto Moody's.
On Moody shoes you can add Tattoos, toe rings, ankle chains, and loads of different nail polishes including those built in. Of course luckily you are spoiled for choice on second life and there are lots of shoe designers so i am glad you can find something that fits the bill. We are unlikely however to offer al the colors of the rainbow or for that matter plethora of colors as i like to think fashion. Customers rely on our advice, and color guides. Colors are chosen for their seasonality, for their mood just like in the real world, and so in my case i like to think less is more - colors that work for me for the season not all the colors. I think you will be surprised and happy with some developments coming. On my side i will watch to see if one of my future designs is just irresistable and puts you in the Mood.
until then I am glad at least we have you as a window shopper - and the owner some Moodys