I interviewed Jackie Graves, designer of GRAVES – Leather/Latex/Metal – Fetish & Cyberpunk for the Forceme Silverspar Latex Blog.
While the blog still exists, Forceme’s changed it from “public” to “read by invite only.” And, unfortunately, I haven’t seen Forceme around in 10 years. So our interview, just a little like the scrolls in the Library at Alexandria, exists somewhere in the universe, but we are unlikely ever to read it again. Just assume my questions were lame and Jackie’s answers were brilliant.
As for insights on Second Life avatar fashion circa 2009, I don’t know. At least we have these images! You can see what Jackie and I looked like in 2009. Or at least what we looked like wearing inspiring Graves Leather/Latex/Metal outfits! Get a nice skin, hide your fingers in gloves and your toes in shoes — what more does a modern avatar need?
In addition to the “vintage” Graves’ we’re wearing in these 2009 photos, Graves has continued to ride the wave of Second Life fashion design, moving to appliers, mesh, and BOM.
Thank you, Jackie, for so many years of making avatars look great!
Retired latex model. Flirt, tease & friend without benefits. Say “Hello!” I won’t bite! (not even if you want me to) Over the years so many “SL Killers” have come & gone: Cloud Party, Blue Mars, InWorldz, Sansar, HiFidelity, and more. Mostly gone now. Zuckerberg’s “Metaverse” is in trouble. Meanwhile, SL keeps pressing on. Even so, don’t take it for granted. SL could die, or changes to SL, or changes in your life, could cause this beautiful dream to end. Even if the dream does continue, beloved characters might exit the stage. Savor every moment.