Friday, March 28, 2008

Which Came First?

I found First Egg yesterday because I had decided to fly from one Japanese sim to another after checking a landmark and noticing the next store I wanted to go to was only 1300 meters away. I've often thought teleporting is like driving on the interstate highways, where all of the good stuff whizzes by without notice. About halfway to my destination, I decided to land and check the surroundings, where, to my delight, I found First Egg. Normally when I see a store packed with clothes under 10L I'm hesitant. The questions with such inexpensive clothing are always (a) is there a chance that this stuff is ripped off? and (b) did the clothes come from one of those full permissions resell megaboxes? Thank God I don't have to worry about cheap clothes with buttons falling off or shrinking at the drycleaners in SL. I saw some free camisoles though (a girl can never have too many of those) and then took a closer look at the outfits. The first to catch my eye was a green tweed number which was 6L. I said to myself, "what the hell, why not?" and bought it. As it turns out, it is beautifully made and, as a bonus, has not only the long prim skirt you see in the photo, but also nicely flared trousers, and even one of the old style non-prim skirts, so you have a variety of wearing options. I bought a few more outfits and am pleased to report that for 6L, you really can't do better. Each of the outfits below has multiple wearing options, and there are also skirt and sweater separates at the store and best of all, you can look great without breaking the bank.




Outfit: First Egg 026 (Set 007)
Hair: ETD "Maaliyah" in Elika's Red
Skin: Fleur Boutique Vanilla Parfait 2
Shoes: Tesla "Leather Vixens" in avocado
Stockings: acetone "Bio Clear" in cherry
Earrings: M-C-H "Key Motif Studs"
Nails: Love Soul "Dot Pink"
Poses by Long Awkard Pose






Outfit: First Egg 012 (Set 001)
Hair: booN NMR 32 in red
Skin: Fleur Boutique Vanilla Parfait 2
Shoes: Tesla "Leather Vixens" in blueberry
Tights: Sheer "Dots"
Earrings: M-C-H "Key Motif Studs"
Nails: Love Soul "Dot Pink"
Poses by Long Awkard Pose






Outfit: First Egg Set 024 (Set 005)
Hair: booN BON75 in black
Skin: Fleur Vivant Biba 2
Shoes: Minx "Sweet as Sin"
Stockings: Axienne "Shiny Black"
Earrings: M-C-H "Key Motif Studs"
Nails: Love Soul "Dot Pink"
With pants:
Belt: artilleri, taken from the "Eva" dress

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3 comments:

Caterin Semyorka said...

I'm always worried that our Japanese friends will wake up one day and realise how much they are underselling themselves...:)

Val Kendal said...

The clothes at this store are incredible for the price! And how do they decide whether something should be priced at L$4 or L$6? Thanks Dot!

Sylvie B. said...

I have Vivant Biba 2 and it looks completely different on me. Just goes to show how much you can customize in SL. With respect to the Japanese SIMs, I find there's a tonne of free stuff, and when they do charge for clothes, skins and hair, it's never very expensive.