New Release “Sophie”

"Sophie" in SunnySpot
“Sophie” in SunnySpot

So I happened upon the mesh model for this blouse while shopping one day and was immediately inspired, envisioning feminine florals for springtime.  Paired here with the usual jeans, it would probably also be really cute with white shorts.

The name was simply one drawn out of hat (my boyfriend’s head).  I occasionally ask him for help naming things.  He will randomly blurt out names and they are usually a great match!

It’s getting more difficult over time to come up with creative color names. This time I wrote a few down, changed them, changed them again, and again, until one evening a handful of names just came to me out of nowhere.  SunnySpot (the yellow pictured here), BlueSkies, SpringLeaf, PinkRose and my favorite – CottonFluff (grey).

“Sophie” in SpringLeaf green is out in the TGIF area in front of Blacklace for only 99L for St. Patrick’s Day.


A Valentine’s Day Experiment – Red or Pink?

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As I was making the “Hearts” corsets this year, it was decided to release one in red and one in pink to see which color people seemed to like the most.  Almost certain that most Valentine’s Day shoppers would go for red, I was surprised to find that the pink version won out.

After looking up the psychological aspects of these colors, I wonder if the nurturing, calming and romantic nature of pink isn’t just in higher demand these days than the strong, sexy and ambitious nature of red.  Even this season’s Pantone colors are soft muted hues that invoke misty seas and teacups.

Tin’s next project?  Spring, strapless, soft, feminine… maybe even a bit refined, why not?

TinRoof Fashion Blog

TinRoof has finally entered the world of blogs!

More importantly, it’s because I made a new friend – a Second Life fashion blogger that opened my eyes to the numbers of people writing about Second Life fashion online.  There is, apparently, an intricate network of writers that are following virtual fashion trends, sharing their personalized ensembles and expressing their opinions about new products.

We associate so intimately with our avatars, it makes sense that the fashion in Second Life would be just as important to us in-world as it is in our first lives.  Interestingly, the in-world fashion scene often parallels the real-world fashion scene.   We tend to follow the latest trends and buck the season’s fails, which has led Second Life to be used as a platform for “first life” fashion designers to market-test new ideas.

In this blog, I will share with you my TinRoof Fashion brand as well as my thoughts about fashion and designing in Second Life.

I hope you enjoy it.