Another one of those accessory-based throwdowns, this one is about umbrellas. The concept is an ancient one: if the sun is too hot or the rain is too wet, use something to block the undesirable element from affecting you directly.
So who chose this topic? That’d be HawksRock Gunawan. While he may not be a photographer or fashion blogger, the man does have a long resume. After finally killing off Are We Not Men?, Hawks teamed up with former mean girls JellyBean Madison and Rosie Shark to start The SL Revolution. He’s also a dj for Clockwork in Topgol and even more importantly for us, the man’s a machinimaniac. That’s right, cuz of Hawks this post has not one but two embedded videos featuring umbrellas for you to watch alongside the usual throwdown fare.
Express Zenovka – Not Quite Spring Yet
Its already mid-March, and no sign of spring. I guess the groundhog must have really scared of his shadow, with so we have a week or two on top of the normal six weeks of extra winter. On the bright side, at least its starting to get a bit warmer — its only raining apposed to snowing. And even better, I’m inside this car while the rain is out — what was that popping noise?
Ugh, a flat in the rain. At least the brown will cover the muck from outside as I slosh around to the back well. Glad I packed an umbrella for the evening since the skies haven’t been looking so good lately. Off with the hubcap, then the lugnuts, jack up the wheel, and sub in the spare.
Hmm.. is the rain getting lighter? It certainly does look like the sky is clearing up. Clouds are parting and you can see the evening sun illuminating the sky over the hills on the horizon. The end of this rain storm might be the first thing that’s gone my way all night.
Well, spare well is doing its job. Just need to fold up the umbrella and shake this umbrella dry. I can keep my jacket open for good it seems, the weather feels warmer already. Seems like Spring just needed a litte bit of time to get ready and shake out that last bit of winter.
Hawks told me a day or two ago that he’d actually be doing a machinima for his throwdown instead of the regular formula. I’d already finished up most of my post by then, but I figured I needed to step up despite a relative lack of experience in the field. So for what its worth, here’s my video, mostly unrelated to the above and fresh off the… filesytem?
Novocaine Hair – Edward – smoke (250L)
-DC- – Cole: Coffee – Clean Cut (900L)
(Miriel) – Standard Eyes – Pewter (0L)
-SCAR–TISSUE- ring lobe piercings (1L)
Aoharu Boutique – Tailored JK Set Beige (385L)
*MODERNO: – Basic Thermal – Lt. Gray (50L)
++NODe++ – Umbrella01(m) (385L)
[W&B] – Harris Tartan Shorts WEST COAST(160L)
>TRUTH< Industria Work Boots [tan] (300L)
HawksRock Gunawan – Dancin’ In the Rain?
For this challenge, I had expected to get a little more direction than an umbrella and a price limit of L2,500. I figured there would be a time period, a certain look, and I would have to jump through rings of fire. In the end, it was pretty wide open, although the price limit proved a conundrum. I guess, in hindsight, I am normally a shopper who looks for something he wants, and then if it is of the right quality I buy it. It didn’t take me long to realize that unless I was gonna take this shot naked, I had to abandon my normal skin since the price tag of L2,000 shot the entire wad.
There are two things I am not. One is a fashion blogger. The second is a photographer. Therefore, for this challenge I decided to make it my own and crank out a little machinima project. Special thanks to Ajika Laszlo, who not only created the umbrella I am featuring, but also allowed me to film this segment in his Trilogy Fashion Alley. I hope you enjoy the vid and throw your vote this direction. Also, special thanks to my girl, JellyBean Madison, who not only loaned me the use of her brand new laptop for the editing, but makes a special appearance in the vid.
MADesigns – Garrett – ABII (200L)
Pixel Dolls – Under the Gun – Tanned (500L)
Gritty Kitty – Prehistoric Glasses (150L)
RHDesigns – Bugsy Costume (600L)
Trilogy – Umbrella Black (495L)
Jeepers Creepers – H&H Black Oxford (200L)