This post is mostly for designers, and those wanting to apply for designer status on Fashion Consolidated. If you’re a designer wanting to apply to join FashCon, please see below. If you’re a buyer, there are just two quick announcements here:
FashCon HUD and FashCon Cafe
Firstly please try out the NEW FASHCON HUD! This is the first release a new tool free to all FashCon members that allows you to tour FashCon stores, take potluck random shopping trips and discover great new designers and soon (gasp!) synchronised tours all around the grid. Hoping for new features to be added too like searching. This fab tool comes as part of the new FashCon applications system described for new designers below, and currently contains some 50 stores that were part of the beta trial for the new system. It will grow rapidly as designers are added and you don’t need to download a new one when that happens – you’ll automatically receive one. It’s hard to describe, but I bet you’re going to like it. I’ve discovered a ton of new designers I love already. To get a HUD, tp to the landmark in the paragraph below, and click the small boxes that say “Free FashCon Tour HUD” on them. Then locate your HUD by searching for “FashCon Tour HUD” in inventory, right-click and “wear” it, hit Next, teleport and discover new shops!
Note that the location you arrive it depends on where the store owner placed their kiosk (if they placed it too close to a wall and you ended in the sea tell them!), and also on some rarer occasions, when a store is in a parcel with a fixed landing point. I can’t override the latter, but when you land, just follow the little red arrow you should see floating around and it’ll take you to the store. Secondly, there’s an auto tour mode in the HUD. It’s not quite ready yet, but when it is, I’ll let you know. It’s GREAT.
The second general thing of note is that I never did announce that FashCon has a CAFE now, in the shape of a small grubby diner at Le Zoo, complete with car crashes, grubby seats and small kitchen fires. I meant to organise some events to announce it but you know, time, meh. Come and muddy your couture skirts on its counter! Spill ketchup on your Versace!
Click here to visit the Cafe.
So if you’re not a designer, feel free to stop reading at this point and resume shopping. Those shoes look great on you, by the way.
New Designer Application System
Designers – as you all know, applications to be a designer on Fashion Consolidated have been on ice for a few months. A little history: with FashCon’s rezday rapidly approaching, it’s been a year now that I’ve been manually chasing FashCon administration, and in the last few months its popularity outstripped my ability to do this by hand. I chased my tail for a few months, but decided I was doing a disservice to a wonderful community in trying to keep up in an inefficient way. So I had to close applications in order to work on finding an alternative.
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