Men’s liberation time! The extremely talented aoimizuno Meili of LPP (le petit prince) created these wonderful Art Deco / Valve-Tech attachments with women in mind. In fact, they’re just a small part of a collection called ‘Digital Doll.’ But most of the items in the series aren’t really gender-specific and they are gorgeous.
There are several pieces to talk about in the first photo (as usual, be sure to click on it to enlarge). Let’s start with the Art Deco Headset (180L$). I don’t want to know how many prims are in there; I probably can’t count that high. The detail is amazing, but it’s the overall feel of smooth clean parallel precision that will win you over. The headphones attach to your ear, so your nose is free for your glasses. The glasses I’m wearing look like part of the set, but in fact they’re my trusty old primOptic Arctics, with the colour scripting utilized to match the LPP stuff (set frame colour 1 to ‘sienna’ and frame colour 2 to ‘dark grey’ if you’re following along at home).
The collar and ‘backpack’ attachments are purchased together. Here’s the glass ceiling, though. When I was at the shop, they only came as part of a set that includes a whole bunch of unsuitable clothes: women’s jackets, socks, gloves and boots. Mortifyingly, it’s called the ‘Plastic Doll Suit Set’ and it will cost you 480L$. But I think the backpack and the collar which are worth the price. If you can find aoimizuno Meili online when you’re there, she may be willing to sell you just the backpack and collar, as she kindly did for me. I did suggest to her that packaging them separately for men might be a good idea, so maybe they’ll be sold that way by the time you get there.
I’ve never been tempted to go Neko till I saw these pieces. I’m still wearing the collar and backpack mentioned above, but with Digital Doll Neko Ears (190L$) and the Digital Doll Neko Tail (150L$). As you can see both are the same brass & grey art deco styled technology. Both feature superb vacuum tubes that glow blue-white. The ears are pure retro and wouldn’t be out of place in a Steampunk sim. It is pure genius that although they are so extremely angular, stylized and inorganic, you can’t really look at them without thinking of cat’s ears. Amazing. Click them, and a brass sheild slides into place, covering the tube. Click them again and the glowing tube interior is again exposed. You’ll do that once; the tube is too interesting.
The tail seems perfectly in place with the other retro pieces. It looks as though many of the smaller pieces are shared across all these attachments. Yet there’s something about the tail’s shape and overall feel that makes this one seem futuristic too. I couldn’t help being reminded of Jedi light sabres (which aoimizuno Meili also makes and sells at LPP).
Finally, I couldn’t resist these larger ears as well. They’re magnificent from the side, though less impressive than the other pieces from the front or rear. They’re called Doll Digital Bunny Ears (190L$) but you’ll only visualize them as rabbit’s ears if you squint and try hard. On these the glowing valve is given pride of place. It’s on and open to the elements. Clicking these will turn the glow on and off. Again, though, you won’t want them off.
Among the other pieces in the Doll Digital series are brooches and other collars, a bizarre eye-patch and other headgear and spine attachments. I think the most attractive piece is a wonderfully geometrical Art Deco valve-tech tiara which I’ve considered buying not to wear but to see how large I can stretch it and whether I can use it as part of a building or something. Besides this range, there are many other items of interest — most of ‘em ‘for girls’ *cough, cough*.
You’ll find LPP at Azabu (246, 110, 21).
Photos were taken in the Japanese sim Central Station, Central Station (142, 232, 37).