Uptown Plaza inside EDD shop
Second Life,  Shopping,  Uptown Plaza,  Wellspring

Emmalena Damour – A Major Clothes and Costume Maker

When I first encountered Emmalena Damour she was wearing a stunningly beautiful mermaid costume…one that she created. Her male friend was wearing a fabulous merman costume by Emmalena Damour Designs (~EDD~). 

Emmalena was on Uptown Plaza to ask about leasing a shop, but as a prolific clothing and costume maker on DigiWorldz, she needed a larger shop than I had available. I quickly picked up a 1-story and put down a 2-story, which she leased. We are absolutely delighted to have this longtime clothier at Uptown Plaza. In this satellite location she sells mesh and classic clothing, swimsuits, lingerie, dresses, casual slacks and jeans, men’s suits and women’s formal gowns and wedding attire.

Interview

Alexina: How did you get started creating and how long have you been creating?

Emmalena: I got started in Second Life. I wanted to be able to create from the first week I was there in September 2010. I opened an art gallery within three weeks of being in Second Life. I started learning to create clothing probably the first half of 2011. In early 2012 I opened ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs.

In late 2016 I was asked to come to DigiWorldz and to open a store here. I declined. Then one really bad day in Second Life I was ready to leave, I was asked again to come to DigiWorldz. I relented and came to DigiWorldz in early 2017.

I opened a store here at Virtual Mecca. I was doing so well here and not really spending time in Second Life. I closed my store. Just this past late winter, early spring, I reopened my store in Second Life.

Alexina: You create beautiful merfolk outfits, have you considered starting a merfolk role playing group in DigiWorldz?

Emmalena: I had never thought of it. We just use the merfolk for fun, not necessarily for roleplay.

Alexina: What outfit/costume did you have the most fun making?

Emmalena: Well to be honest the outfits I had the most fun with were the merfolk. I made every scale in the tail and the tattoos, and every jewel in the tattoos. I made the hair…gawd that took a long time to get it right. Of course anyone that creates from scratch any texture used on any clothing knows it can take a long time. When the costumes were finished I was so excited as they looked so good!

Alexina: They merfolk outfits are stunning! Give me a short bio about you. 

Emmalena: I have been artistic my whole life. Whatever I picked up, a crayon a pen, a paint brush, a camera, it was like an extension of my soul. I have been told that I have an eye for photography. That is because I see things others miss. I am able to capture things with the camera and with the paintbrush that people wouldn’t normally see.

Emmalena Damour head shot
Emmalena Damour

EmmalenaDamourDesigns in Second Life was there as a necessity so my inventory wouldn’t get too big. She is the same as me driven to create!

I have been artistic my whole life. Whatever I picked up, a crayon a pen, a paint brush, a camera, it was like an extension of my soul.

I don’t just create clothing and costumes inworld. I also am creating furniture and appliances, houses and odds and ends. I created a social media board that one can purchase and when someone clicks on it it gives them the URL for  the Twitter, Facebook, Discord and several other social networks of the avatar that owns it. I create mesh pottery for DigiWorldz. I am dabbling in animation and scripting. I am only limited by time. There is just not enough time.

Alexina: Do you have a blog?

Emmalena: https://emmalenadamourdesigns.blogspot.com/

Where To Buy ~EDD~ Creations

  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs @ Uptown Plaza
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Wellspring%20Uptown/313/715/25
  • Main store: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Damour%20Enterprizes/237/51/38
    This store has more than clothing but it has much more clothing than the one at Uptown Plaza. It also has shoes and boots, Dinkie, Medieval, Sci-Fi, fantasy, merfolk, and more. Things that are not clothing include social media boards, wall units, photo wall units, appliances, kitchen counters, pantry, shower, vanities, lighting, ceiling fans, bars, drink dispensers and much more.
  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs gloebits on ocean waves II hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Serene%20Vineyard%20Island/112/152/40
  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs at Acres Mega Sky Mall Nefertari Acres of Beauty
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Damour%20Enterprizes/187/79/69
    Lots of clothing and shoes
  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs at Evermore Shopping Mall
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Damour%20Enterprizes/187/79/69
  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs at Virtual Mecca Mall – a sample of clothing
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Damour%20Enterprizes/187/79/69
  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs at Woodland Mall mostly a sample of clothing
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Woodland/58/91/22
  • Dinkie clothing store: ~EDD~ Sweet Lil Thangs at Weelandia
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Weelandia/837/503/22
  • The Wedding Salon
    hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Damour%20Enterprise%20Four/110/89/38
    Wedding salon with wedding attire bouquets, boutonniere, veils, garters, shoes, etc. as well as some decorations.
  • Shoe store: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs Shoes and Accessories – shoes, scarfs, ankle cuffs, hats  hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Damour%20Enterprise%20Four/116/161/38
  • Beach store: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs Swimwear. – swimwear, merfolk costumes, scuba gear  hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/Nefertari%20Beach%20Resort/81/417/22
  • ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs Satellite – KN uBode Aerodame – a very small sampling of clothing  hop://login.digiworldz.com:8002/AA%20J/509/520/28
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