RFL Clothing Fair 2009
and will close atSLT
I was able to check out Clothing Fair 2009, and was instantly delighted with what I found. 8 sims of designers showing off their wares, and one sim devoted to events, and 172 stores. The sims are pirate themed, and many went to town on their decor, while others favored a more boutique look for their booths. All in all, I was impressed with what was offered.
BareRose is a standout this year. I fell in love with their booth, its quite striking in dark aged woods, and Japanese banners billowing in the wind. With or without the other booths it was a stellar design. They have included many of their recent releases, and plan on doing a new release everyday of the fair as well! I can’t wait to see what they plan to release.
I found a couple stores I hadn’t heard of yet, Sari, and Foto Underground. Conveniently they are located across from each other in The Aegean Sea. Sari’s was brightly decorated, and very colorful just like their clothes. Featuring many casual separates, that were reminiscent of Anthropoligie. I will definitely be seeking them out for my late spring and summer ware. I really have my eye on their colorful halters, and these funky tiered skirt pants. Foto Underground is going to be a store to watch. They featured casual tops and jeans, and I really liked the lines, and looks. The jeans I wish I had grabbed a pair, but they appear well made. I can’t wait to go back and check them out some more.
Another store I liked was Stellar Designs. They had wedge platform shoes out, that are also on my must have for summer list. Their clothing is always smexy, and fun. Make sure you check them out.
An amazing shop called LittleGirl was da bomb. Only way to say it. I am so tempted to just tell you skip it and go to the main store, and before you hit the fair, but perhaps it wouldn’t be the same as coming across them there. They make these adorable little dolls and pets for your shoulder, not your standard ones, but funky, cool, with a variety of themes, and props. I wanted one of each and wish I could indulge but I am waiting for the fair to start, and also see what LeLutka does. (ok I know about LeLutka, am waiting for them to open, Sunday psst between clothing fair and them opening, just go buy some Lindens, like now, and get a good price on them) LittleGirl also does clothes, but these are are more sexier then the name of the store implies. These are for the big girls. Their hair is cute too, and bonus they have a pack of demos there, and all of the demos in one box! I really liked their halters, which came with two options, one halter, and then the halter distressed.
With a pirate theme, many of the items made for this event are pirate themed as far as I could see. Many designers hadn’t set up their booths yet, or put out their releases. Tuli’s was a standout as she did an entire avatar kit. Seriously with all these outfits made for this event, there is NO excuse for people not to be prepared and appropriately dressed this year for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Men you haven’t been ignored either, many great offerings here. I especially liked INDI Designs, with their men’s and women’s outfit for this event. Also should mention that Blackwater has a cute dress for RFL that’s only $50L, and will be available after for $150L. It appeared well made, and am kicking myself for not grabbing it right then and there. Avid’s RFL outfits were show stopping. Men you simply MUST see! Titled Black Heart, its well designed, and lethal looking. Very smexy. Their women’s outfit named Pandora is truly sexy as well, check them out!
Rabbit Kiss by Japanese designer Jeter Jun, and many outfits I liked. Their camo wear on the second floor of the booth looked good as did the Rabbit Panier Check dress very sexy dolly. M.R.M. Factory was full of unisex clothing, very sporty, with quilted jackets and nice textures. Cream Shop had their Madrid bags, and bangles out. Easily could have spent the bank there too.
So points to remember are the following:
1. Buy Lindens before you go
2. De-prim before going over. Lets be realistic her, its a Fair. We have done this a million times. Since its a tropical pirate theme, why not wear a cute bikini, and board shorts for the guys, and walk barefoot in the sand? You know its going to be laggy, so there is no need to complain. Many people do, and it’s kinda silly cause its fun when people do a themed event like this, it brings out the creative side all around. So don’t complain about the extra prims, and lag, just come with less, and be prepared.
3. Make sure you check out all the designers. Some new, some established, but all worth a looksee.
Teleports to the fair:
Clothing Fair 1 -The Black Sea
Clothing Fair 2 -The Caspian Sea
Clothing Fair 3 -The Persian Gulf
Clothing Fair 4 – The Red Sea
Clothing Fair 5 – Gift Of Life
Clothing Fair 6 -The Arabian Sea
Clothing Fair 7 -The Aegean Sea
Clothing Fair 8 – Relay Raiders
ALL Entertainment, Silent Auction and Fashion Shows
Clothing Fair Entertainment – The Mediterranean Sea
Upcoming events this year:
Silent Dress Auction featuring original interpretations of the designs seen grid-wide representing the “.” Bidding will start when the fair begins SLT and will close at SLT . Winners will be announced at SLT on the 22nd
Designers participating in the silent auction are…
Wrath … Raven Pennyfeather from House of Rfyre
Sloth …. Moxie Polano from by Moxie Polano
Lust … Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus from Lapointe and Bastchild Designs
Envy …. Swaffette Firefly from SF Designs
Vanity …. Wiccan Sojuorner from Bewitched
Gluttony … Nicky Ree from Designing Nicky Ree
Avarice… Lemania Indigo from Lemania Indigo Designs
Each dress will be an exclusive one of a kind design from the designer, Never to be resold and all proceeds from this auction will go to the Relay for Life campaign.
Auction will take place at The Mediterranean Sea, place your bids early and often.