When he stepped off the train into the empty station, he felt not fear or apprehension but, rather, simple annoyance. He hesitated for a moment and turned to signal the porter, but the porter had vanished back into the car and the train was already pulling out of the station in chuffing clouds of steam. He was annoyed because it had been no small task to secure passage to New Babbage on such short notice (notwithstanding the urgent nature and secretly noble origins of the request), especially in a style to which he was most comfortably accustomed. He was annoyed because he could see clearly that, in spite of all extravagant promises to the contrary, no one was there to meet him. He was annoyed because he could see that the nearby hostelry was the Mechanix Armsâ€”no doubt a fine enough establishment, but it was not the Brunel Hall Hotel, where he had rooms reserved for his immediate occupancy. Read the rest of this entry »
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Trace Osterham of Theosophy has made a rack full of probably the best sculptied prim tied bowties lindens can buy. They’re called Disserth, and they attach to chest and can be easily moved up or down to fit any buttoned-collar shirt you wear. At L$100 for a three-pack, they won’t break the bank either. My suggestion is to spring for the fat pack: 27 bowties for L$450 is half price. NoTransfer. Takaraduka (165, 142, 32).
…crushing gravel in punishing manacles that drove him to pursue comfortable and stylish footwear.
They say he was the shoemaker in the old old story but that, in the morning, he undid the elves’ work so as to make their design neater and tighter. And that they themselves’ve now turned to cards and hard liquor, their life’s work so comprehensively shown up. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
I was more than a little amused when I read a recent comment from Rhys, something along the lines of â€œgoing more steampunk.â€ It was funny because I was already putting together a steampunk feature in my head, having realized that it had been a while since I had been to Babbage. Unfortunately, finishing it up took longer than I had anticipatedâ€”but here we are at last! Read the rest of this entry »
You’ll find TriloByte Zanzibar’s BlakOpal mainstore at BlakOpal (99, 102, 23).
Nix Sands’s Impressionista line of waistcoats puts a museum’s worth of artistry into your wardrobe. There are currently 9 in the series, with more allegedly on the way, and each one is beautifully made. Some, like Monet’s Lilies and Van Gogh’s Starry, bring to mind whole paintings, cut into waistcoat shape. Others, like Klimt’s Kiss or Swirl seem more like motifs based on the painting rather than wearing the painting itself. Still others, like Lautrec’s plums or reds, look like more traditional waistcoats.
Nix generously includes some period-piece flap-fronted trousers and a dress shirt with each waistcoat, so you’re ready to go before you know it! Elsewhere in the Xcentricity shop, you’ll find bow- or string-ties to go with the shirt, if you so require. Read the rest of this entry »
It had been an age since he had seen New Babbage.Â He couldnâ€™t say for certain how longÂ it had been since he had left, but after what had happened, it was to no oneâ€™s surprise that he had made himself more or less permanently scarce.Â (He understood that the incident had come to be known as â€œThe Coppercog Debacle,â€ but the less said about that, the better.)Â Only an occasion of dire import could have induced him to return.Â He supposed that the reading of oneâ€™s fatherâ€™s last will and testament would qualify, no matter how estranged that father might have been. Read the rest of this entry »
Akin to humans, furs come in all shapes and sizes, with the added complexity of species to consider.Â Perhaps a little more challenging, albeit very rewarding, is customizing your furry self.Â Unlike humans, furry avatars do not have an easy to use slider system for changing the shape and size of various attributes.Â And while clothes may make the man, they most definitely make the fur–as do accessories; for it is the easiest way to express individuality when bound by a (usually) difficult-to-modify avatar.Â Before I jump into apparel however, I do wish to say a few words about some of the customizations possible with a furry avatar.Â Results vary, as does everyoneâ€™s desire to modify his or her base furry avatar. Read the rest of this entry »