I’ll preface this blog post with “I mean, like, in SL Model terms, I am a dinosaur, so what I say here, I am sure you can either take or leave as useful information. I am going to be short and sweet too, since today at 10AM SLT I am hostessing the 2014 BOSL Autumn Fashion Week show. I hope you will attend?
Lately as I’ve been scanning blogs and perusing photo’s, yes, I do this quite a lot, first in support of friends and bloggers, but also because you guys kick arse at fashion. But lately I’ve noticed a little bit of what I call “T-Rexing” going on and wanted to mention it here as a tip. T-Rexing, what the davil is that, right? If you visualize a picture of a T-Rex, it has what is termed as vestigial upper arms. Vestigiality refers to genetic attributes that have lost all or most of their function. Think, the appendix in humans, we all have one but if its removed, it’s not sorely missed. The T-Rex’s arms appear grotesquely shortened in proportion to their bodies and it’s assumed they were only used for, well, *embarrassed*, copulation. I’ve seen a lot of this going on inworld too. Geesh! Not the copulation mind you, the T-rex arms. If you place your arms naturally at your sides, your middle finger, yeah the important one we use for traffic signaling, should extend about to the middle of the thigh. Did you know that on the average person, if you extend your arms straight out sidewise the distance from the tip of one middle finger to the opposite middle finger is equivalent to your height? So at my model size of 6’5″ my arm span should be the same. Another thing I’ve noticed sometimes is hands. A lot of us walk around with these tiny little hands, but it’s not our fault, it’s usually caused by mesh hands and feet. If you wear mesh hands, like the popular SLink ones (I never take mine off), you need to adjust your hand size to at least 20 for the average model, or you look like a T-Rex with toddler’s hands. I know, right? What a picture! Anyway, thought I’d drop a few pointers, so let’s take a moment and stop the madness before we all become extinct! Anyway, just my thoughts on the subject! Hope it helps. Now come see meeeee! ❤