Skin Fair 2016

The 2016 Skin Fair is now on, and I’ve been checking it out. I’ve not bought anything from it (yet), but I have to say that I remain disappointed by the body-phobia displayed, with certain areas in photos of the skins routinely censored.

Skin Fair 2016

Due to the nature in which male genitalia is ‘attached’ to an SL avatar, this doesn’t seem quite so important, as male avatars will tweak colour (and size) of their separately purchased appendage to order.

Where it does irritate me, hugely, is female skins routinely censored. We all know that nipples can be quite individual on skins, and it would be nice to be able to see them as they are applied to each individual skin. Similarly, there can be some variation on female genitals, and again I’d be more impressed by the various designers showing us what variations exist without us having to grab a demo, teleport out, try the skin on and then teleport back in to purchase (or continue shopping). It’s not even a naturist thing, as I would imagine it’s small details like this that irritate many of SL’s avatars. In 2016 we should not be quite so body-phobic as many skin designers appear to be.

Trine

 

2 thoughts on “Skin Fair 2016

  1. I went. Was this on M or G land, I forget.

    Keep in mind that a skin shop on G land that actually shows the breasts or genitals is a TOS violation. Yes, that is almost entirely unenforced… but it is still a violation. And there has been a recent spat of the maturity policy being over-enforced… so I can understand shops being hesitant.

    I didn’t buy anything when I went, because I didn’t find anything fitting. I did see more darker skink tones than usual, but they mostly looked like ‘color match and hue slider changes’ from Photoshop, having Caucasian features rather than African or even Native American / Hispanic (and the only East Asian featured skin I saw, was ultra pale – a look that exists in Asia for sure, but not as the common look. Many Asians can get pale without much sun exposure, but only a few will be that way otherwise).

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