May 31 through June 6, you can pick up a free pair of Nokio Board Shorts in green (regular price L$150) at the Surfline store in Aloha.Â There’s also a lucky chair for the lucky and/or patient in the crowd.Â
Archive for May, 2008
Sometimes a guy just wants a new shirt or two.Â It’s not that there’s nothing else to wear, or that the old ones suck now.Â It’s just that there’s nothing else quite like a cool new shirt.Â Tell me I’m wrong.Â For today’s SL style outing, I’ve pulled together a double handful of new and newish shirts that might just do it for you, along with some great new hairstyles by Aemilia Case.
For starters, check out these thermal shirts by Zabitan Assia.Â These have been out at FORM (and have been sitting in my inventory)Â for a little while now, but as usual I can’t get over the quality of the texture work and the subtlety of the imagery.Â The design at left is called “Divinity,” and it prominently features an elaborate cross done inÂ dusty, mutedÂ colors. Read the rest of this entry »
Whenever I talk about the design work of Eponymous Trenchmouth, there’s a not insignificant risk that I’ll end up going on and on–ad infinitum, to infinity and beyond–about the quality of workmanship, the attention to detail, the elegance and creativity in design. I suppose that kind of evangelical fervor can be surprising to some, particularly in this context. Sometimes I get the vibe that people are looking at me funny behind my back and thinking, What’s gotten into him? It’s just shoes, right?
Wrong. Epo’s shoes are always meticulously planned exercises in form, function and beauty, executed masterfully, with painstaking care taken over every aspect of design and execution. It’s a passion beyond the norm. Some might call this Obsession.
I call it Art.
I’m blaming Marcus for this one.Â In fact, I so hold him responsible that I roped him into modeling for me…not, mind you,Â that I had to bully him, or even beg very hard.Â It’s just that Marcus clearly knows my weaknesses, andÂ when he dropped me a landmark and sent me an oh-so-innocentÂ IM, I didn’t realize it but the hunt was on.Â The bait in the trap he set for me wasÂ the Roma Leather Coats by Naiman Broome.Â That Marcus is a devious one.
In fairness, it’s not exactly a deep, dark secret that I’ve got a thing for coats.Â (Offered in evidence: links toÂ justÂ a few of my favorites.)Â In addition to the gorgeously textured leatherÂ of the coat itself, Naiman has thoughtfully includedÂ components for several different wear options as well as some great accessory items.Â The result is a coat withÂ at least some of the flexibility of a real garment, with fewer limitations than you might expect. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes I really miss the idea of the Sixties and Seventies.Â I say the idea because because I’m not actually old enough to have memories of those decades–not adult ones anyway, the kind that could contribute to actual nostalgia.Â No, what I’m talking about here is the misty-eyedÂ kind of idealized, arguablyÂ faux nostalgia for bygone eras, or ratherÂ for romanticized notions of bygone eras.Â Styles and fashion are a classic trigger for this kind of heartfelt pining.Â I’m reminded of my sister who, when she was about fifteen,Â was mooning over Fifties fashions in a book and wished aloud that poodle skirts would make a comeback.Â My mother snorted and said, “Poodle skirts!Â I hope I never see another one.Â They weren’t comfortable, they only looked good on you if you had just the right figure, and it was a chore to keep them looking nice.Â Phooey on poodle skirts.”Â My sister was immediately deflated.Â Â Real memories vs. faux nostalgia…see the difference? Read the rest of this entry »
The last few days, Iâ€™ve been hoping on and off (more on than off) that the â€œunseasonably warmâ€ temperatures in my RL home city (Los Angeles) will return quickly to milder and more usual weather. Please, God, let the meteorologists be meaningfully right, just for once. I know it will be 110 Fahrenheit degrees plus in September, but right now it is quite frankly too damn early in the season for this nonsense. Read the rest of this entry »
Like (I am sure) many of you, I’ve been seeing some pretty amazing things coming from the designers and content creators associated with Rezzable.Â I was lucky enough to receive the gift of a truly amazing sculpture by Light Waves, and this is just the tip of an impressive collective creative iceberg.Â Located in the Rezzable sim, theÂ goth-punk shop CrimsonÂ Shadow features clothing creations by a variety of designers, including Tox1c Chemistry and Draconic Lioncourt.
Now, hyasynth Tiramisu of Silent Sparrow is contributing her own luxe goth design sensibilities to Crimson Shadow in the form of her new Batpunk Suits.Â They’re elegant, even refinedÂ in design but daring, sensual, and confident in execution.Â The colors (Blue, Orchid and Blood, shown here) are strong and perhaps not for the faint of heart. Read the rest of this entry »
For this week only, if you’re lucky and/or patient you can win the striking goth “Parlari Suit” in blood-red, created by hyasinth Tiramisu. It’s being given out by the Lucky Chair at Crimson Shadow (Rezzable 193, 227, 25).
If you’re anything like me, your inventory is littered with freebie cocktails.Â I think the freebies in my cocktail collection can charitably be described as being ofÂ varying quality.Â For the most part these haveÂ been good enough (and some are actually quite nice).Â Even so, I have at times found myself wishing for greater variety, a little more elegance.Â To the rescue comes Maximilian Milosz with his new collection of 25 classic cocktails.Â Whether you’re in the mood for something refined, like a Manhattan or a Martini, or something more casual–Sex on the Beach, anyone?–you’ll find that Max has a suitable libation ready for your refreshment.Â And, unlike many of the items featured on this blog, they are without exception unisex and look just great on the ladies.Â Read the rest of this entry »