New this week at Shiny Things are the “Tritone” sculpted-prim men’s loafers, by designer Fallingwater Cellardoor.Â Now, my only beef with Fallingwater (and she knows this, I’m sure) is that I wish she created more shoes and accessories for us men!Â However, I cannot hold against her the work she does on behalf of the women of SL–those designs are things of beauty and joys to behold, and I’m willing to bet that they fulfill her creatively.Â Hmm, maybe I should give some more thought to that female avie…if it means I can have more shoes.Â
Nah, probably not.Â In any event,Â right now I’m more than happy, I’m delighted with these casual slip-ons.Â Sleek, stylish and available in a variety of colors and patterns, they’re perfect for dressing up your favorite jeans or khakis–a great going-out alternative to sneakers or deck shoes. Read the rest of this entry »
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I admit it! I’m a shameless child of the 80′s…
MTV played music videos. Reality shows were unheard of. MTV played (OxO) music videos. Reality shows were unheard of. Everybody had hair up to there (holds hands well over head). Now that I think about it, that’s where the hole in the ozone layer came from…my sister spraying her hair into a wave of epic proportions.
Said sister, name of binary1oh gives the author a look affectionately known as ‘hairy eyeball’.
Back when the Transformers were cel-drawn animated cartoons and took over my afternoons. Long before computer animation and of course, our Second Life and all of its residents…
Ripped jeans that were airbrushed on. A worn button-down shirt over your favorite rock band or cartoon t-shirt. The mashed-up hat worn low. The weirdest collection of bracelets and jewelry I could find… Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been a fan of Chloris Hathor’s clothing designs for men since I first saw some of her casual denimÂ and leatherÂ items, and the plainÂ and plaidÂ shorts she released a while back quickly became favorites of mine.Â Along the way, she has re-imagined her men’s brand, taking it from an extension of her Threads By Chlo! and GLAM lines to its current independent incarnation as Indigo.Â Chlo recently released an extensive newÂ collection of menswear and undertook a redesign of her main store, which seems a lot for any one person to take on.Â She was kind enough to put together a few of her own favorite outfits from the new collection, and those are featured here, along with a few things I especially liked and wantedÂ for myself.Â With this collection, Chlo’s designs move in a more upscale direction without losing the comfortable, casual appeal of her first designs. Read the rest of this entry »
Blaze Columbia makes some of the finest dress and formal menswear in Second Life.Â Blaze’s Power SuitÂ has been one of my favorites since its release in March.Â Surely no man’s wardrobe inventory is complete without at least two suits by Blaze…one in black, and at least one in another color.Â Newly released at Blaze Fine Fashions is the classic Wool Suit, now updated with all new fabric textures and sculpted prim pants legs in two different styles: without and without turned cuff.Â The suit comes in a wide spectrum of 20 different colors; youÂ see me wearing itÂ here in Maple and Sea Green. Read the rest of this entry »
Those of you who have been following along for a while know that I’m aÂ whore for long coats.Â It is arguablyÂ both a gift and a curse.Â Fortunately, the offerings of a variety of talented SL designers have made it possible for me to feel good about my addiction, if not overcome it.Â The new “Iron Cross” Long Coat (L$500) at Civvies isÂ something ofÂ a cousin to Posy’s earlier Road Agent Coat, although with different coloring and finishing details. Read the rest of this entry »
New at NylonÂ Outfitters from designerÂ Nylon Pinkney is this set of Button Down Stripe Shirts.Â Although quite different, these strike me as companions of a sort to Mathfew Alonzo’s short-sleeve shirts from Savvy Avvy.Â These too are perfect summer shirts, and although also striped these have long sleeves, brighter colors and perhaps something of a Seventies vibe with the spread collar and slinky fit.Â You could get away with wearing these to a disco revival party, but why wait for a special occasion?Â Throw one on with your favorite dark jeans or slacks and enjoy today. Read the rest of this entry »
I am so very excited and pleased to announce that Second Style Stylecast #1 was released late yesterday night and is now available for your listening pleasure.
Stylecast is a short (under 10 minute run time) weekly podcast hosted by Daphne Abernathy and Tamara Kirshner of Going Broke with Daphne and Tamara. Each episode covers one specific fashion topic — and episode #1 is about new hair textures from Diversity, Calla and ETD.
You don’t need an iPod or any special software to listen to the show. Just click here to visit the show’s homepage and click on the player button — or, if you like, click here and subscribe to the show in iTunes.
The next episode will be out in a week. And I promise you — men, you are not forgotten!
I grew up for the most part in Southern California, and although I’m not a surfer myself I love the beach communities and their casual, laid-back vibe.Â Nothing says summer to me quite like the bead and shell jewelry you see on surfers all through the long, hot days of July, August and September.Â This new jewelry by designer KiKi Miranda wouldÂ fit right in and be all the rage.Â KiKi recently joined the design team at Aitui and is bringing her own talents and style to Jesse’s established line.Â Her new Tapa Necklace and Tapa Bracelets for men feature simple beads in natural colors strung on leather thongs.Â The larger oblongÂ beads are decorated with intricate designs inspired by traditional tapa clothÂ artwork, a beautiful touch that fits right in with the Polynesian and tropical influences seen elsewhere in the Aitui line. Read the rest of this entry »
Not too long agoÂ IÂ wore designer Avant Scofield’sÂ ”Delinquent” hair in another postÂ (sure, go ahead and take a look now).Â I was pretty impressedÂ by the styleÂ and regretted that IÂ wasn’t givingÂ it more specific attention in a review of its own–itÂ just feltÂ so perfect for that layout that I didn’t want to replace it.Â And I figured there’d be more good stuff to come at Avant’s shop, The Good Life.Â I was not wrong.Â Like “Delinquent,” Avant’s new style “Broder” is a beautiful casual style with great hair texture and complex, realisticÂ construction. Read the rest of this entry »