It was a hard life, living in the Wastelands. No one denied that. In fact, it was one of the hardest lives one could be born to. It was even harder living on the edge of the Great Fissure. No one quite believed that, unless they themselves had been born to it. Or exiled there. Read the rest of this entry »
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The Answer is Corbie Suit by hyasynth Tiramisu of Silent Sparrow. If I have to be more specific, Corbie in Ash (or limited edition Ghost).
Here is The Question: If you had to exist in Second Life with only one outfit, what would the outfit be?
For every-day walking around, I leave off the jacket and wear the jacket layer sweater like this. It is the balance of simplicity and character that I seek â€” simple rich black, but the interesting pattern of raven and vine on the left leg, on the right trouser cuff and on the back of the sweater.
The look of the sleeves â€” puffed but with elasticated wrists â€” is acheived by wearing the shirt layer and jacket layer together. The shirt layer arms are puffed but short, you use the jacket layer (or the tucked-in undershirt layer) to provide the wrists.
But if the occasion calls for a more formal look… Corbie also has a jacket. And it’s a great jacket! Read the rest of this entry »
WEET SWEET SIMPLICITY and sumptuous rich, detailed texture: this is what Asalt Eames offers at the Sweetaholic Kimono Shop. The owner and creator of both the Sweetaholic and grasp lines has created what might must be the garment in all of SL that best combines subtle elegance with comfort.
I refer to the Yukata number 04. Darkly luxurious, it is the reverse of ostentatious, and thus forms a paradox: the inky depth of black speaking of formality and gravity in such an informal garment. One is tempted to reply to one’s wisecracking friends “This is no bathrobe, it’s a Yukata,” except that, in Japanese, Yukata actually means “bathing clothes.”
But what a bathrobe! Up close, this is detailed and wonderful. The complex stripes and geometric designs in the fabric are very contemporary takes on traditional motifs and then there is the absolutely knockout enigma of a silver fleur-de-lis on a chain attacted to the obi (belt). There are, I’m told, similar symbols in many cultures, including Japanese. But it is so like the French representation. So beautiful, so perfect… yet… what in the world is it doing there? Read the rest of this entry »
O SING THE BODY CYBERNETIC; to celebrate the electron winds that blow us into being. Spirit is wind, is wind not spirit? These packets of information slipping and zipping down cables to reassemble before my eyes, are they the body only? Or contain they the soul?
LeeZu Baxter has been creating beautiful and clever clothes for women, and a few for men, for a long time. When friend Harper Beresford blogged about LeeZu‘s new cybersuit, Bon Voyage, I rushed over the store to see if I could possibly wear it. The good news is that a men’s version was on the way. Read the rest of this entry »
see through our eyes, nor are they the window to our souls. Our Second Life vision cannot be brought into focus by interposing precision-ground prims between eyes and environment. Nor can Second Life’s blinding glare be tamed with tint or texture. We see, and are seen, as images adorned with objects that only change our view as much as they change our mood â€” expressions of my taste or of my familiarity or of my wishful thinking. I wear glasses not so I can recognize you, but so that we can recognize me.
When I surveyed some Second Life residents to find out why their avatars wore glasses, almost all of them said it was because they wore glasses in RL. When I asked, however, whether they were therefore looking for SL glasses that matched their RL ones, there was a lot more variety. Rozoregalia Braveheart created a series of 7 pairs of glasses called “Formica” that are not like your RL glasses. They’re sold in a shop of jewelry. And perhaps that’s how it should be. Most sets come in polished carbonfibre black and burnished chrome; these are finely crafted prims. They look great from a distance and even better when you zoom in. Read the rest of this entry »
“I used to be a man…now I’m not sure what I am.Â They say I’m an angel, but aren’t angels meant to be holy?”
We all go a little crazy sometimes. It even happens to me. Fortunately in this case I’m not talking Norman Bates crazy; I just got a little click-happy and kept buying, and buying…and buying. I blame Posy (that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it) because she’s the one who dropped on me the landmark to Gaia Goodnight’s shop, Darkstar Designs. Hopefully this isn’t old news to everyone but me, but Gaia’s shop showcases some great design work with clear anime, steampunk and cyperbpunk influences, all at extremely reasonable prices. The beauty of this is that when you do go crazy (and you will, I say this with confidence), the effect on your L$ balance won’t be devastating.
Unfortunately there aren’t a lot of men’s clothing designs beyond a few tees (although there are plenty of things for the ladies just across the way at Sh!t Happens), but as you’ll see I came home with hair styles and accessories enough to put together seven different looks. I may not have mixed-and-matched the way Gaia had in mind, or the way you would do, but that’s the further beauty of having such an embarrassment of riches to play with.
Let’s start kind of simple and work our way up from there. Read the rest of this entry »