I think it may have been OscarÂ I was talking to when we mutually agreed that, if for some reason we could only and forever dress in risey Araiâ€™s clothing designs, that would really be okay with us.Â I mean, of course we would miss the artistic approach and creative touches of any number of other designers, not to mention the simple joy of sheer variety.Â But riseyâ€™s designs are so comfortable, so carefully put together, so flat-out beautiful that itâ€™s hard to imagine feeling especially deprived if for some reason my wardrobe were mysteriously limited to things I could find at :sey.
Today Iâ€™m showing off a handful of riseyâ€™s more recent releasesâ€”just a few, but theyâ€™re all sweet.Â Most if not all of riseyâ€™s clothing designs are characterized by excellent use of sculpties, and these are no exception.Â Forgive me if I run out of superlatives; itâ€™s an occupational hazard.
riseyâ€™s Roll Up Shirt includes shirts in two styles: one with contrasting fabricÂ for the yoke, the other pattern-matched.Â I canâ€™t decide which I like better.Â The fabric texture alone is beautiful and realisticâ€”I love how the shading suggests fabric that pulls and tugs just slightlyâ€”but prim cuffs and sculpted collar add just that much more realism, as well as dimension.Â The cuffs are conventionally moddable, but the collar is scripted with a resizer.Â Iâ€™m wearing it tucked in here, to work with the belted cargo shorts, but you can also wear it untucked.Â Shown in Pale Yellow.Â L$400.
Speaking of the cargos, these are the 7B Cargo Pants.Â I have seen (and worn) some other very impressive cargo shorts (and these are shorts, after all, in spite of the name).Â In particular, Iâ€™m thinking of the ones from GearShiftÂ and M.R.M.Â .Â To those personal favorites I would definitely and immediately add the 7Bs.Â The garment-layer shorts have ribbed fabric at the knee, for a close rather than loose fit.Â This blends almost invisibly with handsomely sculpted strap-tied cuffsÂ that look comfortably rumpled.Â You can resize the cuff attachments not just for the “right” fit but for tighter and looser fits that work equally well…just different.Â The prim beltÂ is carefully sculpted to fit pretty closely around the hips, and you can wear it with or without side pockets and rear pouches that are both practical/utilitarian and decorative/fun.Â Scripting provides for automatic resize as well as texture change on the belt (four colors) and back pouches.Â The prim components are provided in different starting sizes and fits for male and female avatars.Â Four colors available; shown in Mocha.Â L$320.
The Retro Border Polo Shirt makes use of sculpties in an entirely different way, for a completely different look.Â Here the showstopper is sculpted “loose” shirt hem, which doesnâ€™t just lie on top of but falls well over the top of your pants (or shorts).Â As in, in three dimensions.Â In all its rumply glory!Â You can wear the loose shirt hem withÂ or withoutÂ the leather beltâ€”see how the fabric drapes casually over the beltâ€”or you can wear the belt on its own.Â (Wear the shirt tucked in to best show off the solo belt.)Â Click the belt to choose from several different colors.Â And I mustn’t overlook the collar, which is sculpted with a simple, casual elegance that’s just right for this shirt’s vibe.Â Like I said, sweet!Â “Style A” is shown here.Â L$360.
All available at :sey (Itutu RR 59, 169, 22).
The cap/hair combo Iâ€™m wearing is a collaborative effort of risey Arai and Reopa Laval of Find Ash.Â risey explains, â€œIt’s primarily a :sey production, based on [my] concepts. But Reopa is the hair genius!â€Â The cap (visor, really) is puckishly skewed to one side, and the hairstyle is loose and shaggy.Â You can choose your favorite from five different textures for the visor: Army, Denim, Leather,Â Leopard and Red Check.Â The whole assembly is scripted for easy, automatic resize.Â Choose from six hair colors; shown with Natural Auburn hair.Â L$300.Â You can also take home just the visor (without hair), 11 different fabric textures by touch, for L$200.Â Also available at :sey (Itutu RR 59, 169, 22).
After what seems like a long dry spell, Proda Jie returns to clothing design with the Vanness Sneaker line, first release: model 617-A V1.0.Â Youâ€™ve seen your share of sculpted sneaks, and so have I–but really, can you ever have enough?Â These are nicely proportionedÂ and impeccably textured.Â The sporty side detailing looks (intentionally, Iâ€™m sure) quite a lot like racing stripes.Â The skinny lacesÂ are especially impressive.Â Theyâ€™re highly and easily customizableâ€”choose from 10 colors for the laces, side stripes, trim and eyelets, all the same or all different, itâ€™s up to you.Â L$355 a pair.Â Automatic free updates are included, including additional base textures.Â Available at Shop Therapy (SmartVest 18, 150, 24).
I chose Nibb Tardisâ€™ â€œSleekâ€ glasses as my only accessoryâ€”jewelry seemed somehow inappropriateâ€”because of their (yes, itâ€™s true) sleek lines and strong, straightforward construction.Â Both seemed a nice counterpoint to the detailed fabric patterns and organic sculpts of the clothing in my outfit.Â All of Nibbâ€™s eyewear styles are scripted to within an inch of their lives.Â Options include (but are not limited to) frame color, shininess, and color and opacity of the lenses.Â Scripted â€œgadgetsâ€ include a flight enhancer, online monitor and proximity sensor.Â Iâ€™m leaving out other tricks they do, but you can have the fun of discovering these for yourself.Â L$200 at primOptic (Terra Toulouse 121, 140, 27).