Linda Reddevil “Styling on a Budget”


[17:05:30] You: let me tell you a little about your speaker and then I will sit down a shut up lol
[17:05:32] Heydon Milter: ㋡
[17:05:32] Heydon Milter: Hi Lulu. Looking nice
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[17:05:36] ƒαηςу (fancy.bekkers): hey perla
[17:05:37] Chau (jey.chau) waves
[17:05:37] Monica Balut is Offline
[17:05:47] You: Linda began modeling in August of 2010 and has since been fortunate to work with and learn from some of SL’s leading models.
[17:06:03] You: The past 6 months for Linda has been a whirlwind of schooling, fashion shows, store ads, contests and being represented by various modeling agencies.
[17:06:21] You: Her most recent accomplishments are being chosen as a My Precious model during the recent My Precious Spring 2011 Model Search
[17:06:31] You: and coming in 3rd place in the models category for the By Alexander I AM BOLD January 2011 contest
[17:06:41] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): hey Perla
[17:06:45] You: In addition to modeling, she owns her own SL rental business, writes her own blog and is the official blogger for Runway Couture.
[17:06:53] You: She looks forward to continuing to model in SL and what the rest of 2011 will bring.
[17:06:58] DJ Jimi (jimi.seda) is Online
[17:07:06] You: so please join me in welcoming Linda 🙂
[17:07:12] Jena Adder: ☆Applause☆
[17:07:13] Storm Munforth: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
[17:07:13] Heydon Milter: (¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)`*•.¸ Applause ¸.•*(¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)`
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[17:07:20] Leena Bianco: ✠.¸·`·.¸.ஐ[★]APPLAUSE…APPLAUSE[★]ஐ·.¸·`·.¸.✠
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[17:07:26] Rob Starfall: .-‘`’-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-‘`’-.
[17:07:26] Michela Benazzi: APPLAUSE!!!!!
[17:07:27] Serania (serania.roxley): ☆Applause☆
[17:07:37] Linda Reddevil: Thank you!
[17:07:37] Linda Reddevil shouts: Thank you!
[17:07:52] Linda Reddevil: Good evening everyone! I’m very happy to be here at Model’s Workshop to share a few things with you.
[17:08:16] Raine McCellan Bracken (raine.mccellan) is Offline
[17:08:21] Linda Reddevil: If I go to slow or too fast please let me know but I assure you I won’t keep you here long!
[17:08:29] Louise Roundel (louise.mcwinnie) is Offline
[17:08:30] Monica Balut is Online
[17:08:46] Linda Reddevil: My topic tonight, “Couture On A Budget”, is mostly geared towards newer models but there may be a few things I mention that even established models might be interested in too
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[17:09:17] Linda Reddevil: About a month ago someone started a group chat and began to comment about the high cost for modeling academies and clothing.
[17:09:36] Linda Reddevil: She was reminded by quite a few people that if you’re interested in modeling because you think you’ll get rich, then you’re in for big shock!
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[17:09:52] Linda Reddevil: We all know that modeling in SL isn’t very lucrative financially and we tend to spend a whole lot more than we earn.
[17:10:09] ӍЄLѦИСӉѺLіѦ (melancholia.roux) is Offline
[17:10:14] Linda Reddevil: That being said, many models in SL usually have some other talent to rely on for extra money whether it’s clothing design, hair design, pose creation or photography.
[17:10:34] TyTySs (amethys.inglewood) is Online
[17:10:34] Linda Reddevil: I’ve owned a rental business since 2007 and that’s how I make my money in SL along with the occasional loan from my trusted friend, Visa. 🙂
[17:10:44] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): 🙂
[17:10:50] Jena Adder: 😀
[17:10:58] Linda Reddevil: Anyway, what about models who have no other resources for extra cash while they’re concentrating on beginning their modeling careers? You have to watch every penny you spend so you can go to castings and then style your outfits when you finally do get cast in a show.
[17:10:59] Storm Munforth grins
[17:11:10] vanity Philly is Offline
[17:11:14] Xandrah Sciavo thinks Visa gets around
[17:11:32] Linda Reddevil: We can’t control the cost of classes at academies but, I thought, we could control how much we spend on clothing and accessories.
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[17:11:48] Linda Reddevil: Since I love to be challenged, I decided to begin my quest of finding quality couture items at a price most wouldn’t cringe at.
[17:12:03] Linda Reddevil: Hence, tonight’s topic “Couture On A Budget”.
[17:12:27] Linda Reddevil: There are many ways to find deals or bargains for your couture look. There are Holiday Sales, Hunts, Group Gifts, Lucky Chairs, Midnight Madness, Store Freebies, Dollarbies, $55L Monday’s and Thursday’s, and Going Out of Business sales. Don’t discount these items since many are of very good quality!
[17:12:58] Linda Reddevil: Many stores such as Glam Affair, Miamai, Baiastice and Aleida, to name a few, have outlet or discount stores. You sometimes have to look upstairs or in a cellar, but they’re there and they offer great bargains on past designs.
[17:13:09] Kat (katherine.comet) is Online
[17:13:29] Linda Reddevil: Read fashion blogs, such as Virtual Fashion Feed or Chic Critique, for more ideas and sales announcements. You can find links to these and other fashion feeds from my blogsite: or do a Google Search.
[17:13:51] Jena Adder: awesome Linda. Thx.
[17:14:07] Linda Reddevil: yw
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[17:14:11] Linda Reddevil: 🙂
[17:14:19] Linda Reddevil: Another good place to look is SL Marketplace. You can find things there that aren’t available at any in-world store. With some patience and research you can find good quality items at next to nothing if not actually nothing!
[17:14:44] Linda Reddevil: More and more places that offer discounted items from some of SL’s top designers, such as The Dressing Room and The Dressing Room Blue, are starting to pop up too.
[17:15:15] Linda Reddevil: The Fashion Garret and A Feira have opened up recently and items at all these places usually changeover weekly so make it a habit to shop there often. As a note, not one thing at these establishments is over $70L.
[17:15:28] Darling Tomorrow is Online
[17:15:48] Linda Reddevil: There is another one that opened or is about to open for just men but I couldn’t find the name of it. My apologies!
[17:16:13] Davitar: awww
[17:16:15] Davitar: lol
[17:16:46] Linda Reddevil: mY outfit tonight is mostly from The Dressing Room and The Dressing room Blue
[17:17:01] Linda Reddevil: My dress is actually a combination of two outfits. The dress is from Tee*fy and the shoulder feathers came from an outfit by Kletva. Earrings are by [glow] Studios, my hair is by LOQ and my shoes are by Nardcotix.
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[17:17:25] Linda Reddevil: I’ve created a couture look for under $350L and have complimented it with some items from my inventory which included pantyhose, nails, a ring and a bracelet. This outfit can easily be worn at a casting call.
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[17:17:54] Linda Reddevil: Next, I’d like to give you a few ideas so you can stretch your SL $Dollar.
[17:18:08] Linda Reddevil: Buy MODIFIABLE items when possible.
[17:18:11] kaidence Piancastellios is Online
[17:18:25] Linda Reddevil: Why modifiable? For an example, you can buy one pair of unscripted, plain WHITE shoes and then the colors will be endless to wear with any outfit just by tinting them.
[17:18:48] Linda Reddevil: The same applies to tintable finger nails. When I just can’t seem to find the right color in prim nails or my prim nails aren’t complying with my poses, I’ll often wear tintable nails instead. They also come in handy at photo shoots!
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[17:19:16] Linda Reddevil: Scripted color-changing items can also be a good idea but you’ll still be limited to the colors that were put in the menu, not to mention adding some lag if you’re wearing them on the runway.
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[17:19:42] Linda Reddevil: It is extremely important to learn to adjust prims and not just so you can properly fit your clothing either. Adjusting prims will allow you to change a hairstyle to make it different or adjust it so it fits under a hat.
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[17:20:09] Linda Reddevil: You can completely alter an outfit to make it your own style. It takes practice but it is a worthwhile ability to be able to adjust prims!
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[17:20:30] Linda Reddevil: Learn to attach prims to different parts of your body. As long as something is copyable you can usually attach it somewhere else on your body. With that idea in mind you can make a belt out of bracelet or make a hair barrette out of a lapel pin. The possibilities are endless here.
[17:21:02] Linda Reddevil: When academy teachers’ tell you to learn to adjust prims they not only mean being able to move them up and down or stretch them. They also mean learning to recolor prims, changing the transparency of prims or making them invisible.
[17:21:23] Linda Reddevil: For instance, for this dress, I made the left shoulder attachment transparent so I could wear the feathers instead.
[17:21:27] DJ Jimi (jimi.seda) is Online
[17:21:45] Linda Reddevil: If you’re going to buy Fatpacks then buy the things you’ll most certainly wear often such as socks, hosiery, scarves and belts.
[17:22:16] Linda Reddevil: Invest in a hair color texture that you especially like. When I started SL in 2006 not many hair designers even gave a 2nd thought to red hair so I had to color it myself using a hair texture I found. Even today, some designers still don’t make some of their styles in redhair. *sigh*
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[17:22:47] Linda Reddevil: It is VERY important to remember to always make a copy of the original item that you’re modifying BEFORE you tint it, change the texture or attach it to another body part!
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[17:22:53] Jena Adder sighs too
[17:22:59] Linda Reddevil: lol Jena
[17:23:18] Linda Reddevil: Try not to overlook clothing sets that you already have in your inventory that may include things like belts and stockings. You can use those for other outfits as well.
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[17:23:48] Linda Reddevil: Finally, the absolute best bargain in Second Life, and a model’s best tool………………… your Inventory!
[17:24:07] DJ Jimi (jimi.seda) is Offline
[17:24:08] Linda Reddevil: Your Inventory Folder is free, totally modifiable by you and you can edit it any which way you need to. Learn to organize it in a way that will allow you to easily identify and find what you need.
[17:24:39] Linda Reddevil: I was recently at an agency casting where the casting director gave us an outfit to style in less than 5 min. I managed the task successfully because my inventory is organized in such a way that I can find things at a moment’s notice.
[17:24:40] Rob Starfall: I need to do that
[17:24:44] A group member named Catlyn Sahara owned by the group ‘StarWalkers 2010’ gave you Whats Your Secret Temporary Store.
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[17:25:10] Linda Reddevil: To start wrapping up tonight’s workshop, keep in mind that if you choose to model in SL, there is absolutely no way to get around not having to make some sort of initial investment.
[17:25:36] Linda Reddevil: If you have to spend money on anything it should be your skin. A good quality skin can make or break ANY outfit no matter how much you spend on the outfit.
[17:25:48] Michela Benazzi: agreed
[17:25:53] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): nods at THAT one
[17:25:57] G.Valeska (grant.valeska): Hallelu. Lol.
[17:26:03] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): lord only knows…
[17:26:07] Linda Reddevil: Good quality hair and jewelry are other musts!
[17:26:09] Michela Benazzi: shape too
[17:26:11] Greta28 Canis: hi!!!
[17:26:33] Linda Reddevil: yes shape. but I was hoping that most of us use our own & don’t buy them. but agreed
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[17:27:03] -::ღ ραυʟı ღ::- (paulinha.lefevre): ach mine lol
[17:27:07] Linda Reddevil: Thank you all for joining me tonight and I’ve enjoyed speaking with you. I hope I’ve given you some good ideas and tips.
[17:27:13] JEZZIXA Cazalet: a good shape designer is an assett
[17:27:19] -::ღ ραυʟı ღ::- (paulinha.lefevre): i took 2 years to reach mine
[17:27:33] smif Qelmo: i have a whole page of notes… thank you so much
[17:27:36] Leena Bianco: ✠.¸·`·.¸.ஐ[★]APPLAUSE…APPLAUSE[★]ஐ·.¸·`·.¸.✠
[17:27:36] Leena Bianco: Applause
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[17:27:37] Jena Adder: Tysm Linda. Great tips :))
[17:27:42] Risa Bright: Excellent info, Linda, thank you
[17:27:42] Xandrah Sciavo: ***•.¸♥¸.•*** APPLAUSE!! ***•.¸♥¸.•***
[17:27:46] Storm Munforth: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
[17:27:46] Michela Benazzi: ty Linda great job!!!
[17:27:47] Linda Reddevil: Thanks everyone!
[17:27:48] Michela Benazzi: APPLAUSE!!!!!
[17:27:49] Michela Benazzi: APPLAUSE!!!!!
[17:27:49] Arion Vella: The Dressing Room also sells good skins at reasonable prices
[17:27:49] Rob Starfall: ty Linda
[17:27:52] Jaquline Kelberry: ☆ ★ ☆ hooooOOOoooOOOoooo ☆ ★ ☆
[17:27:52] Heydon Milter: (¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)`*•.¸ Applause ¸.•*(¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)`
[17:27:52] Leena Bianco: excellent tips…thx
[17:28:09] Linda Reddevil: Thank you to Lulu & Monica for letting come by tonight
[17:28:12] -::ღ ραυʟı ღ::- (paulinha.lefevre): great work Linda tks for share you knowledge
[17:28:23] You: wow Thank you Linda, I wrote down all those places, going to go check them out as soon as we are done here 🙂
[17:28:31] Linda Reddevil: And to Nave Fall for actually reading my blog on this subject which brought me here
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[17:28:35] 天 (cieleste.magic): Applause~
[17:28:38] You: Please another round of applause for the resourceful Linda Reddevil!
[17:28:43] 天 (cieleste.magic): Applause~
[17:28:45] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): ********APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE********
[17:28:45] Heydon Milter: (¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)`*•.¸ Applause ¸.•*(¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)`
[17:28:45] Yasmina (yasmina.lemon): ☆Applause☆
[17:28:46] Jena Adder: ☆Applause☆
[17:28:46] Lynne Violet: *`*♥. APPLAUSE !! .♥*`*
[17:28:46] Blossim- 櫻花 (blossoms.sweetwater): ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
[17:28:46] Arion Vella: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
[17:28:48] Storm Munforth: nice to meet you Linda
[17:28:53] Jaquline Kelberry: ✺✺✺✺✺✺✺✺ APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE ✺✺✺✺✺✺✺✺
[17:29:00] Pickles SecretSpy: ******Applauds******
[17:29:01] You: Join just next week to her Yula Finesmith speak about The importance of accessorizing and how-to do it
[17:29:02] Rob Starfall: .-‘`’-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-‘`’-.
[17:29:03] Xandrah Sciavo is Offline
[17:29:11] You: Also don’t forget, on Monday at 5pm our Model Chats with Sequoia Nightfire
[17:29:11] Linda Reddevil: My pleasure everyone and thank you for coming tonight 😀
[17:29:23] You: and on Wednesday at 5pm we have our weekly styling challenge, this weeks theme is Avant Garde
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[17:29:32] You: thank you everyone for coming 🙂
[17:29:37] You: ☆☆☆APPLAUSE☆☆☆
[17:29:43] Storm Munforth: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
[17:30:01] Linda Reddevil: see you all on Monday!
[17:30:08] Rob Starfall: ty lulu and ty linda
[17:30:17] Jena Adder: bye Linda
[17:30:21] Linda Reddevil: you’re very welcome Rob
[17:30:22] Heydon Milter: thanks Linda and Lulu
[17:30:26] Michela Benazzi: ty all 🙂 have a beautiful weekend
[17:30:26] LovelyMiwako7399 Menna is Offline
[17:30:29] Jena Adder: take care everyone… enjoy our evening, day, morning
[17:30:31] Linda Reddevil: Night heydon
[17:30:36] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): Hi5!
[17:30:42] Linda Reddevil: Bye jena and Thanks
[17:30:44] Michela Benazzi: And dont miss ….London Fashion Week
[17:30:44] Albino Supermodel (vikeejeah.xevion): great workshop

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