Well, it’s almost summer, anyway, at least where I live. Not quite, but almost, and there have been more than a few hot days already, at least where I live. And so, even with some lingering overcast and gloom in the mornings, I find myself entertaining thoughts of beaches, swimming pools, hot sand and concrete, blazing noons, mellow sunsets, bonfires, barbecues, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on long sticks. All while standing well back for safety, of course. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes I even love it when said plan fails to come together. Spectacularly, even. And you’d think that would be nothing but a problem, right? You’d think so. And often you’d be right. But not always.
Here’s what happened: I had this outfit all put together—hey, it’s what I do, right? I had taken pictures, even had the post itself written, and that usually happens last. And then it kind of fell apart. How, exactly, did that happen? Well you may wonder. Really, it’s not necessary to dwell on the details here. Suffice it to say that things do come and go so quickly around here! And while I’m sure there are any number of historical blog posts here that feature items you can’t get any more, I really do prefer for that to be something that happens after the fact, if it must happen at all. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s not easy to keep white shoes clean when you live in post-apocalyptic ruins. Let’s be honest—it’s never easy to keep white shoes clean. Not really. It’s just something that has to be done, if you’re going to wear them. But with a city falling into wreckage around you, it’s an especially daring (and problematic) fashion choice. What with the abandoned cars, broken-up streets, buildings slipping into sinkholes and all. And the dust!—the dust alone is enough to make anyone cry and pull on some grey high-tops. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a while since I had a Guest Style Consultant make an appearance here. Actually, looking back I see that it’s been longer than a while. That’s surely not because I haven’t seen other guys out there doing a great job at putting themselves together. They (you) are certainly out there, and I have extended the occasional invitation here and there. But sometimes, sadly, the answer just isn’t yes. Read the rest of this entry »
Every year, about this time, I find myself on the lookout for an outfit, ensemble, accessory—something—that’s at least vaguely Easter-y in theme or tone. I’m not really sure why. It’s not like I’m looking for Valentine’s Day outfits every time February 14 rolls around. How many times can you dress up like Cupid, anyway? Read the rest of this entry »
In my last post, I wrote about petite mesh avatars and the fun I’ve been having with mine. In recent months, we’ve also seen the introduction and increasing popularity of mesh feet and hands. Many if not most of us see the distinct aesthetic advantages of mesh feet, as the default SL avatar’s feet are sad little spade-like appendages that simply don’t hold up under close inspection. Toes? We don’t need no steenkin’ toes! Well, you know, actually we do. At least it would be nice.
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Bigger is not necessarily better. I know, I know—size matters, and all that. People do say that. But as always, it’s not what you’ve got: it’s what you do with it that matters. Read the rest of this entry »
The snow crunched under Etienne’s feet as he slowly and deliberately made his way across the great open space that would, in warmer weather, be a verdant lawn. It was a long way from the manor house to the stand of trees on the south side of the grounds, and already he was beginning to feel the chill. It would not do for him to be shivering with cold; it simply would not. Read the rest of this entry »
No shepherds here. No wise men. No baby. No stable, either. No bright, bright star up in the sky. Just an angel. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s almost embarrassing, really, how much I love pea coats. You may remember that I’ve featured more than a few here over the last few years, and I’m highly confident that I own at least a few others. I do have one in RL as well—just the one, but it’s a very nice one, and my favorite coat. But in RL I have just one, and in SL I can have as many as I want. You do the math. Read the rest of this entry »