Saturday, September 4, 2010

Somapop and Diapop

I first heared of somapop and diapop when i was a noob, who had found the way to the flickr freebie groups. They had a set of trousers for 1 Linden and i loved them for that. Later i found out that the store has wonderful and uniqe basics which are great for combinations. And that it belongs to two people wich causes also the two brandnames. Many of the items from Somapop are unisex items. For example the t-shirts and the jeans. Its great how they manage to make the clothes look like being 3d with just using the system layers.

Top: [SP] cool as fuck shirt (0 Linden gift in both stores)
Trousers: [SP] spray girlsjeans (99 Linden)
Top: [SP] girls pulli (69 Linden)
Trousers: [SP] LL-R jeans cyan (99 Linden)
Top: * [DIAPOP] * mix 'no match ::punk:: blue (120 Linden)
Trousers: [DIAPOP] jeans green :: low rise (113 Linden)
Shoes: * [DIAPOP] * pointe* (160 Linden)

At the diapop gatcha it is possible to get nice antlers in different colours. What i really like are the comfy sweaters. They have a knit texture. Of course those sweaters are not only systemlayer tops. The sleves and some other parts are made of prims. The texturing of the trousers is also well done. So they look like they are really worn. For me thats something which makes Somapop and Diapop unique. They manage to make basic clothes which could be combined with a lot of other things.

Top: * [DIAPOP] * cherry coke (155 Linden)
Trousers: [SP] RNR HALF jeans light drt (99 Linden)
Top: * [DIAPOP] * mijn trui ::brown green:: (145 Linden)
Trousers: * [DIAPOP] * liv jeans (148 Linden)
Top: * [DIAPOP] * sakko ::tuxedo jacket:: (155 Linden)
Trousers: [DIAPOP] jeans green :: low rise (113 Linden)

When having a look at the new Somapop branch on the nam3less sim i met Soma and Dianne together with one of their neighbours in their store. So i used the chance for a quick interview. (Soma and Dianne are the ones without claws)

Dagmar Haiku: Because of which reasons did you choose your storenames and are you using a branding concept?
Soma and Dianne: Tinker Hax from Amflify came up with the idea from somapop. Soma his sl name and pop because pop is POP! And Diapop is the female side from Somapop

Dagmar Haiku: Many stores closed lately. What do you think about that development. Do you think only big brands have a chance in second life or do you think that smaller labels have a bigger success?
Soma and Dianne: We are not so busy with other shops, sure we love to shop here in sl but we like to find new small shops or new japanese shops, they are so talentend. And we think it's a pitty when people who worked hard for it have to close their shops, thats a shame. But we have no idea why shops are closing, private matters maybe? Or too much rent? Dagmar Haiku: How do you get the ideas for the outfits you build? Do you just create what you personally would like to wear in second life? Or are you trying to be trendy?
Dianne Peccable: We just build what we like to wear personally here...or what a friend wants from us ... we dont care about trends.. not even in rl...if Soma likes to wear/build a big pink fluffy hat... he'll do;)

Dagmar Haiku: You also work Dj from time to time. What was your favourite band when you have been 14 and whats your current favourite band?
Soma Mayo: as i was 14 my fav band was kiss and ramones and nothing still the ramones and so much more...from pop, to hardcorepunk
Soma Mayo: Dianne only Jantje Smith
Dianne Peccable: Nooooooooooo argh stopppp!
Dianne Peccable: The Strokes. Cage The Elephant. Dead Kennedys. Vampire Weekend. Caro Emerald. Anouk. Tiesto. Ramones... so so many I like. If I would be 14 again I would be so into my punk time again

Dagmar Haiku: What music did you listen when creating your last outfit?
Soma and Dianne: To songs from radio pepito. Dagmar Haiku: Dianne you are from the Netherlands, Soma you are german did you ever really argue because of football?
Soma Mayo: theres no problem for me bc the most Dutchies in final are referees ;) (last time was just an accident) and the dutchies who play in the german league are great!
Dianne Peccable: Yes I love to argue about football with him and I would kick him on his ass in sl if Germany would win from Holland in the finals .. but guess what, Germany wasnt in the final :P hahaha but Holland was! :D Poor Soma is still sick from that match! Dagmar Haiku: Is there anything you would like to add?
Soma and Dianne: Ofcourse our shop at sunrise dream....and the new place we run with our Italian friends, the nam3less sim, we have a great club, cool shops there ( Teddy696 Clowes from **KKPP** shop one of the best talented sculpters and scripters) and some nice vendors to rent.. we dj random parties here...or relax at the beach... you all are very welcome there

Dagmar Haiku: Thank you very much for the interview.

Somapop and Diapop take part in the creators pavilion Summer sale at the moment. So thats a chance to test the quality of their outfits without paying much. The yellow panda shirt always makes me smile somehow that panda looks very friendly. The harem trousers are from diapop and have laces at the side. The sheer shirt could either be worn with a bra under it or when being in private also without.

Top: [SP] panda shirt (69 Linden or 6 Linden at Creators Pavilion Summer Sale)
Trousers: * [DIAPOP] * harem trousers ::black:: (109 Linden or 95 Linden in a set with a grey top at the Creators Pavilion Summer Sale)
Top: * [DIAPOP] * Hand wash in cool water ( 131 Linden or 95 Linden in a set with grey harem trousers at the Creators Pavilion Summer Sale)
Trousers: * [DIAPOP] * harempants ::old pink:: (have been an hunt item im not sure if they are still available)


  1. I was wondering if the Cold as ice t-shirt is still available? I went to both store locations but was unable to find it. If you could let me know I would really appreciate it. Thank you

  2. I do not know but i ll ask Soma as soon as he is awake.

  3. The cool as fuck shirt is now available in both stores as gift.