I have a lot of things I don’t wear any more. But these are the most important ones I wear regularly. I have several bracelets. My favorite is Gabby VBFF bracelet. It’s special because of what it means and because it was made just for me and nobody else has it. Just as special is my Lyn bracelet. It has three hearts connected and that’s what it means. Sometimes I wear both the Lyn hearts and the Lyn family member bracelet which we made to give out to other people that felt like family. That let us include other people without taking away from the specialness of or original bracelet and connection.
Sometimes you won’t realize how special something is to someone else. Wendy gave me a gold bracelet called and I pointed out that to me that was Wendy and Stephanie, since they both had Love in their name. I’ve worn it ever since.
Katy made the neatest locket with pictures of her, Susan and I which I really love and wear a lot. I also wear and love a necklace that Susan made for me when she told me to take off the ring I wore for her and put it on a necklace to let me go and at the same time always be close. It’s kind of a combination combination collar / ring which means more than I can explain.
I wear a pretty little anklet that’s hard to see in some shoes or bottoms, but it Sisters Always Friends Forever, and it’s so true for Collette. I started wearing butterflies because Katy said she loved them. I could go on about a few more things like my hickey, but the point is that symbolism matters in here. It’s all in our heads in some ways. No matter how you look at it these things are very special to me, just like the people and relationships behind them are.
The new version of IMVU has a great new feature that allows you to make additional categories for your clothes. I kind of thought of this as “drawers,” in my closet. You can label each one to find things faster and easier. This is brilliant and long over due. It’s easy to wind up with over a thousand or a couple thousand things in your closet and it gets very hard to find things, believe me. Now you can have drawers labeled with type theme or color or anything you want. So my question is what did you label your drawers?
I read somewhere this is a VIP feature right now, though they might expand it to everyone in a little bit. So if you don’t see it, I’m sorry I don’t mean to confuse you. If you’ve used it, post some some of your labels in a comment. You can leave your name/screen name if you want but no information is required. I just thought it would be interesting to see how other people are using this new feature.
You would think that with a limited number of IMVU avatars, and items to wear and since some people even look like each other on purpose that it has to get boring or at least repetitious at some point. Yet some how it never does.
No two people are the same and no two chats are the same even if the situation seems similar. I think the variety of rooms and situations is part of that. It’s also interesting how if you continue to experiment with your looks regularly, over time your looks often match the inner you.
I like to use the line from Roger Rabbit, “I’m not really bad. I’m just drawn that way.” But in reality I’m the one that drew it that way. Well I came here to feel sexy so I’m not going to draw a middle aged housewife now am I? The point is have fun with it. Dressing up and shopping is half the fun.
It may be because girls care more about how they look or maybe because there are more sexy clothes for girls or they like shopping more (or all of the above) but girls change their looks all the time. Maybe it’s because they don’t like to shop much but a lot of guys seem to wear the same thing in the same room ALL the time.
It’s not like your clothes get dirty I know but there is an evolution process that comes from the daily tweaking and testing that a lot of guys or anyone that doesn’t change seem to miss out on. Besides it’s part of the fun. It’s also important to keep changing things to keep things interesting. There are always new exciting people waiting to meet you and if you don’t work at it even a good relationship will seem boring here pretty quick. It’s like living on the Vegas strip, you have to work hard to keep their attention.
When I look back at pictures just 8 months ago when I started the blog it feels so old. I thought I looked great at the time but I can barely even wear those outfits now. The more you change and play with things and associate with other attractive people to get and share ideas and things with, the more you keep improving things. And if you don’t change you don’t grow, which means if everyone else is growing and you’re not you’re getting old fast, at internet speed.
One other interesting thing I didn’t think of at first is that not changing could be a clue about someone’s real gender. It doesn’t prove anything and some people certainly can’t afford much which I totally understand. But it’s just something to keep in the back of your mind. This place is moving at warp speed and it takes some effort but it’s so much fun to be a part of it.
The Daily Outfit Challenge (DOC) is a great way to come up with the best costumes. Unfortunately they eliminated the AP version. There are two ways to use it. If you’re new try on the outfit with the Try It button on the entry you like. That will give you everything they have on in the shopping page and allows you to buy a whole outfit if you want it.
If you’ve got most of the clothes you can click the entry name and then try on individual items that you might like. I do this now since I have most things and only need a piece or two to make a look combined with things I already have.
I’m going to share a cool secret tool that I made which will probably help you. I made a list of all of the outfit challenges in one page https://imvutips.com/daily-outfits/ because that makes it easier to search for the right thing. If you’re trying to make an angel, search for the word and find the challenges that had that in the title. It’s not perfect but it’s MUCH easier than opening each month to look for a challenge relevant to your mission.
It’s just too cliched. Find another way to say it or bring it up, like that you imagine them wearing sexy lingerie. Don’t come out and ask someone what they’re wearing if you can avoid it.
Develop your own style and make your profile and pic unique and stand out but don’t make it so strange and exotic it could scare away people. I see some profiles and just wonder what they were thinking. Some people just seem to intentionally scare people away. Some people don’t seem to care and a lot just get ignored. It’s also helpful to keep changing and evolving things. Update your profile pic often and keep changing things about your looks and over time you’ll get better and better. Then when you look back at your older outfits you’ll wonder what in the world you were thinking.
Default clothes and profile pics are only for Newbies or Noobs. Get a small head, and a good skin too as soon as you can. Replace your default pic, and get at least one good outfit to start with. People will respect you more as you progress. It’s just pixels but making yourself more attractive will make it more fun and easier to meet people.