If you follow the feeds with any regularity, you probably have seen me blog about Decoy a few (dozen) times. As you may have heard, Annette Voight lost her mind yesterday, and marked down almost everything in her new main shop by 50%. The items she didn’t mark down… are free. Fatpacks of boots and hair and dresses and shirts… free. I told her that I was actually disappointed that I had everything bc I was missing the excitement! I knew that because of this crazy sale, the blogs were probably going to be full of photos of Decoy clothing, and I was just going to let that go by without my participation, there’s nothing there I haven’t blogged!
I couldn’t let it go… but what to do? I got it… *vintage* Decoy. Sorry, you can’t buy most of these items anymore; this is me reminiscing about the days when Annette shared her first releases with me and I just knew she was going to make it big. (hey Annette, I still have a lm to your place at the Bomb Factory!)
Time is very important to consider here. The Earth Fae set, The Autumn Comfort top, and the Promise jeans all made their way into my inventory around the fall of ’07. The texturing, the shading and the depth of these items was extraordinary for the time, and still hold up to today’s standards. well, ok, maybe not the non-sculpted prim cuffs!
“May I present to you,” El said, “the best ass in all SL!” No, not mine… Annette’s! When she released these jeans they became my standard jeans, the only others I’d even consider back then were from Last Call. I always joke with Annette that I love her ass… because I do think she makes the best tush.
In the last shot, El is wearing another discontinued set, In Suspension. It came with the pants and suspenders in a few colors and a white tank. Plus, of course, a great ass. Yes, those are system flares… hey, it was 2007.
The last item I am mentioning, the green dress in the photo below, has not been retired. It’s been around for a while, and the shading and wrinkles are impressive still today. So why include it? Because she named it Elysium. I was so flattered when she named this dress for me, such a simple gesture, but it meant so much to me.
Feles… forgive me for doing this without you, but I got the bug and just had to.
retired items from Decoy: Earth Fae in green, Autumn Comfort in plum, Promise Jeans
still available from Decoy: Elysium in green (other colors also available)
skin: Gala Phoenix Lovely in Sundust, Olive Branch
hair: Magika Riddle in Wild Green
wings from Material Squirrel (forgot to note the name)
skin: Tuli Hope Kitten
hair: Truth Gabby