Youâ€™re thinking of the other guy. The friendly one, with the Scottish accent. The one with a donkey sidekick. And layers. Atea Aeonâ€™s Green Goblin Avatar isnâ€™t quite so friendly. He wants to skulk around, looking for ways to sneak into your home and set up housekeeping. IfÂ trick-or-treating doesnâ€™t work, he may sneak down your chimney, or in through a window. If you arenâ€™t careful, heâ€™ll end upÂ reading your books,Â sleeping grumpily in your bed (or, brrr, under it), and generallyÂ running amok. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for October, 2010
The Halloween tradition of dressing in costume (and begging for treats) dates back as far as the Middle Ages. Other holidays also have costume traditions, but Halloween stands apart from other holidays with costumes that are often designed to resemble supernatural or otherwise frightening figures. Itâ€™s quite ordinary to see ghosts, witches, skeletons, vampires and devils roaming neighborhood streets as darkness falls on October 31. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m having trouble believing that, after all this time, Iâ€™ve never actually featured any of Kala Bijouxâ€™s wings here. Oh sure, Iâ€™ve worn them any number of times as accessories. But somehow Iâ€™ve never made them the focus, put them front and center, as they so well deserve. Is late truly better than never? I can only hope so. Read the rest of this entry »
You may recall that Iâ€™ve previously featured some of Nagaru Kawashimiâ€™s more fanciful designs, which I liked very much indeed. His recent releases are more contemporary in style and approach, but even so I would under no circumstances use the word conventional to describe them. The items themselvesâ€”jackets, shirts, jeansâ€”may on the surface sound fairly typical, but take a look and I think youâ€™ll agree that the design and execution are anything but. Read the rest of this entry »
As well as this version in Jade, you can also buy versions in Berry, Blue/Turquoise, and, with slightly different shirt design: Dark. The price is L$395.
See prims and layers by enlarging the third shield graphic. All pieces are NoMod, NoTransfer, except the trousers garment, which is only NoTransfer. NB Boots not included.
hirts and ties have been a staple of men’s clothing since the Late Hannabarbara-ithic Era at least. But we’ve come a long way since Fred & Barney, and many places in SL will sell you good quality shirts and ties. The variety can be bewildering. Well, dear reader, make yourself a nice cup of tea, find a comfy chair and I’ll go through your options with you, one by one.
Let’s be clear though, in this article I am not looking at bow ties, I am not looking at wing collar shirts, cravats or combo silk waistcoats with matching ties and handkerchiefs. I’m looking at ordinary button-down shirts and long-armed ties with windsor or four-in-hand knots. And I am not looking at suit systems with coloured tie options that can be used only with that suit, or even only with that company’s suits. I’m looking at shirts and ties with mix and match potential. This means that there are some very good designers who you’ll not find here, even folks who’ve been suggested by my readers, such as Lapointe & Bastchild or Rebel Hope whose shirts and ties tend to be designed to wear with one particular suit and are more in the tuxedo genre than the business suit genre. I also will only list shirts and ties that you can still buy in 2010, thus leaving out makers like Threadbare who seem to have stopped trading, but also leaving out the Traveller range from Sartoria, which has been removed from all shops (removed from one branch during the span of time during which I was researching this article!). Nevertheless, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the choice available here. Read the rest of this entry »
He had been Altered. He no longer remembered where or when, if indeed he had ever known. The work was of extraordinarily high quality, even beautifulâ€”certainly not the kind done, quick and dirty, by cutters in back-alley chop-shops. It seldom caused him any physical discomfort, and never any actual pain…at least not any more. For that he was thankful. Read the rest of this entry »