What’s New Copycat?

No, I don’t believe my title is orginal, I actualy think it has been used before.

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I am bored, bored with what I see on the feeds lately. Everywhere the same, everywhere the same new hair, everywhere the same new clothes, everywhere the same new accessories.

I am bored with so-called designers. Everywhere the same textures, everywhere the same sculpties. Everywhere the same RL inspirations. Hey look, the latest Lady Gaga excentricity! … declined in 10 SL versions.. how original!

I am bored with bloggers. Everywhere the same designers featured, everywhere the same reviews of new offered review copies, everywhere the same SL shadows and pictures, everywhere the same lack of content. I have to say some of my favorite bloggers have left and sadly, they were not replaced. The last one being Fayne Khandr who is on a indefinite blogging hiatus. I am not close to Fayne, i’ve spoken once or twice with her and she seemed to be a nice person but really, I miss her blog. She was one of the few I was looking forward for new articles as she was actualy offering us something to read, combined with a great sense of style and pictures telling a story. I don’t know why she has stopped, I am not close enough to bug her, I respect her choice, but yeah, I miss her blog posts.

I am bored with SL fashion. Doh wait… Am I different?

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NOPE! I am not different! I do exactly the same! I only need to have a look at today’s style to know I am not different! It actualy started with me being sick, staying home, calling doctor and going to the pharmacy to get my medicines, 2 weeks ago. There, the owner of the drugstore was not wearing her white blouse like usual but she was actualy wearing a light grey woolen tunique with violet tights, black boots and belt and violet under-sweater. I was like “wow” she looks good with that. Then I’ve been thinking about what I could use in Second Life to create the same look. So, no, I am not original…

Yesterday, as I was looking for hair to finish the look, I’ve found that Truth Raquel style in my inventory. I actualy had never used it as it is very special and I had seen some other people doing a great job with it. One of those people being Leah McCullough. I remembered having seen a great picture of her wearing the same style. I mean no offense to others having used this style but Leah’s job is the one that had struck me at that time. Leah was kind enough to let me use her picture for my blog. See how pretty she is and how good the picture is.

LDD II Sep 10, 2007

But back to the point, when I saw that style, i immediately thought “yes! that is the one i need!” Not because it looks great, not because it works good with the style, but because someone else did a great job featuring it already!

and here is my version of it.
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Sometimes, I won’t blog an outfit because I am pretty sure everyone will blog it and I don’t think I am good enough to do better, Sometimes I still blog it, because it is that or nothing at all. I wished I could have the choice to blog something else but then, I am looking at the new creations, everywhere the same, and unfortunately, I have to say very few things will make me want to buy them these last days, not even the bloggers featuring them, including me… and that is boring.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK RoseLips
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Raquel – auburn
Dress: AOHARU_CablesKnitDress_White
Sweater: So Many Styles {SMS} Winter Sweater Plum
Tights: Maitreya Allure Tights – Violet
Necklace: So Many Styles {SMS} Pearl Lily Necklace Black
Boots: *COCO*_EngineerBoots(Black)
Poses: Reel Expression *Luth*

Bye bye,
Tana

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6 thoughts on “What’s New Copycat?

  1. Hi! I truly love your blog and is one of the few i read and look forward… so… you’d better not stop!! <33 Thank you for your sweet words and i totally understand what you mean.. yesterday i was looking at 2 different feeds.. and all the posts had the same clothes, same hair.. same everything. I always tell designers when they give me things to blog.. that i will take my time.. and mix it with something else… i try to make pictures different.. not sure if i'm successful or not (most of the time probably not lol) but i do try… Once someone told me.. everything is invented already… and it might be true, but the idea is that you add your own personality, your own touch and make it yours.. that's what makes the difference!

    <33 from a fan Leah

    • We are often our toughest judges ourselves. Like I said, that picture of you had struck my eye but I am often amazed at what you make Leah, not only this one picture. I am not someone to tell people all the time I like what they are doing. I totally suck at that. You’re making great picures, go on like that!

  2. I think you’re different. I love your blog – your images are fantastic; you don’t fall into the trap of concentrating so much on using shadows and photo-editing to the point that the clothing and body parts can no longer be made out. You style beautifully and offer interesting commentary, which means you’re always worth watching and stand out from the crowd.

    I don’t think taking inspiration from something you saw in RL makes your work any less valid. I didn’t see the owner of the drugstore but can enjoy your interpretation of the look – I’m sure we all get ideas from people we pass in the streets, images in glossy magazines or something seen on the television, even if we don’t register it consciously.

    As long as you’re enjoying it, keep doing what you’re doing. We’ll certainly keep reading 🙂

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