It’s not easy to keep white shoes clean when you live in post-apocalyptic ruins. Let’s be honest—it’s never easy to keep white shoes clean. Not really. It’s just something that has to be done, if you’re going to wear them. But with a city falling into wreckage around you, it’s an especially daring (and problematic) fashion choice. What with the abandoned cars, broken-up streets, buildings slipping into sinkholes and all. And the dust!—the dust alone is enough to make anyone cry and pull on some grey high-tops. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘Hoodies’ Category
He hated the term. He hated it, but no matter what he did, no matter who he tried to be, he could not escape it. He had been trapped by it from the very beginning, from his very incept date, for the phrase had been prominently featured in his homeostatic promotional materialâ€”in shining, swirling letters, in multiple languages, and repeated in subliminal whispers that could barely be heard, yet made their way deep into the mind and all but guaranteed a purchase, if not actual satisfaction. In fact, if he had come with an interactive instruction manualâ€”which he had notâ€”the phrase would no doubt have been emblazoned across every virtual page.
Basic pleasure model.
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In J-horror (and to a certain extent in horror from Asian countries other than Japan) thereâ€™s a well known archetype: the scary girl with long hair. She is traditionally a ghost or spirit, often with a horrifying face and inhuman skin, and she is most definitely scary. She is almost always bent on vengeance for wrongs done to her in life. Think of the central supernatural figures in â€œRinguâ€ (â€œThe Ringâ€), â€œJu-Onâ€ (â€œThe Grudgeâ€), and â€œJanghwa, Hongryeonâ€ (â€œA Tale of Two Sistersâ€, actually an example of K-horror )â€”youâ€™ll know just what I mean. Read the rest of this entry »
You recognize them, of course you do, these classics that immortalize skate culture. For context, I could also mention The Endless Summer, given skate cultureâ€™s arguable origins in and ties to surf culture. (Just be glad I didnâ€™t mention Solarbabies or Prayer of the Rollerboys. You think Iâ€™m joking, but Iâ€™m not.) Each of these pillars of cinematic excellence puts its own spin on skater style, acknowledging the influences drawn from punk, surf and beach-city fashions. One could learn a great deal from how Josh Brolin, Christian Slater and Emile Hirsch outfit themselves.
You’ve probably heard of organized weekend shopping events like Fifty Linden Fridays and Sixty Linden Weekends. With their (as you can no doubt guess) discounted sale items, designed to get you in the door, they’re great for bargain-hunters of all preferences and persuasions. I’ve been known to take advantage of these myself, but I’m rarely able to share the joy here, at least not while the sale is still onâ€”the weekends are so short, after all. So don’t get used to this, not at all. That said…I guess there’s a first time for everything. This ensemble was put together all in one stop at JohnnyD Posthorn’s Juice (Jet Lag 97, 119, 21). You too can pick up theÂ Hucker Hoodie, ultra-low-cut Dixie Jeans and unisexÂ Tonka Boots for just L$60 each. Choose copy/mod permissions or mod/transfer, if you want to give them as gifts. But don’t wait! The sale ends at midnight SLT tomorrow (as I write this), Sunday, June 19. After that, you’ll be paying full price.
Having featured such a wealth of formal suits over the last few weeks, I found myself really jonesing for some simple, straight-up but stylish casual designs. I found what I wanted, deep deep down, at Kaydence Genezziaâ€™s KREW. In the shop youâ€™ll find a fairly small but worthwhile selection of shirts, sweaters, hoodies and the likeâ€”unfortunately there are no jeans or pants, at least not yet. But I mean that as hopeful encouragement and not as a complaint, as the tops I picked up and tried on are all handsome and well executed. Here are a few of my favorites. Read the rest of this entry »
Every once in a while, I find it impossible to resist the temptation to indulge in a shopping spree of wild abandon. Itâ€™s been a while since the last time, and I thought maybe I had somehow been cured. But it happened again just recently, and for this latest fall from grace I really must blame Mr. Oh, if not for the indulgence itself then at least for the temptation. You see, it was he who told me about Scars, suggesting that I should drop by and at least take a look, as he suspected that I would like what I saw. And so I found myself, having walked into Sin Knollerâ€™sÂ beautifully situated little main shop, almost entirely unable to walk back out (or teleport, for that matter) without pretty much buying the place out. Mr. Oh, jâ€™accuse! Read the rest of this entry »
Have I said before that I could dress every day entirely in clothing by risey Arai and be happy? Iâ€™m pretty sure I have. At the risk of sounding like a total fanboi, I can only say (or, more likely, say again) that riseyâ€™s designs look and feel more like real, whole garments than almost anything else Iâ€™ve tried on. I donâ€™t mean they look 100% photo-realistic; in my opinion, absolute photographic realism is a design approach that just doesnâ€™t quite work in SL. Of course things may change in timeâ€”things have certainly changed over the last four or five yearsâ€”but right now a certain level of stylization seems to make for more natural integration with the SL environment as a whole. It certainly suits my own particular tastes. It will be interesting to see what new technology brings to our virtual world. Read the rest of this entry »