Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™ve said before, probably more than once, that I could dress myself every day only and entirely in clothing by risey Arai and be happy.Â I suppose boredom could be an issue, eventually, in a really long time, but actually thatâ€™s difficult for me to imagine.Â riseyâ€™s designs are so consistently interesting, not to mention impeccably executed, that itâ€™s hard not to get lost in admiring details of fabric texture and prim construction.Â Sometimes I forget that Iâ€™m getting dressed for a reason, and friends wonder where Iâ€™ve been.Â Admiring myself in the virtual mirror, thatâ€™s where.Â Itâ€™s not my fault, though!Â Blame risey.Â IÂ do.
Just in time for the descent of winter, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway (or any snowy sim in SL), risey has created for us some cold-weather gear that you just might not be able to live without.Â After all, itâ€™s no fun being chilly.Â Even if you donâ€™t actually, you know, need them to keep yourself warm, the styling is too delicious not to at least take a look.
The BoA jacket comes in two different versions that offer different styling and options.Â Both come in five colors, both feature insane, dizzyingly good fabric textures, and both are accented with some of the best prim fur Iâ€™ve seen.Â The simpler Style B, shown here in Green, has an interesting crushed-fur/suede-y fabric texture for the outer shell, with an interior lining of contrasting-color flannel.Â The contrast is really just yummy.Â The wide, dramatic collarÂ is intricately constructed to look like fur, and the jacket bottomÂ is masterfully sculpted with realistic fall, flare and drape.Â Iâ€™m not sure thereâ€™s anybody better than risey at creating sculpted garments that look like theyâ€™re really being worn.Â I love the sculptie pockets, with their decorative and functional bright metal snap on the corduroy-fabric closure.Â And no jacket like this would be complete without sculpted cuffs, here ribbed and stretchyÂ for a close fit that keeps the chill away.Â Choose from Black, Blue, Brown, Green and Wine.Â Style A is a bit showier, with eye-catching sweater-weave fabric texture, fur at the jacket hem as well as collar, and optional chest pocketsÂ in addition to the lower ones.Â Available in Black, Blue, Brown, Purple and Red.Â L$480 each.
Winter, especially snowy, icy winter, cries out for boots to protect our feet from the elements and keep those toasty warm.Â riseyâ€™s new Layerâ€™s boots have a sturdy shoe section, with chunky, no-nonsense treads to help avoid unfortunate slippage.Â The uppers are detailed in one of six different fabric textures: Corduroy, Camo, Check, Knit, SnowÂ and Suede.
As always with risey’s designs, it’s the small, even tiny details that fascinate as you look more and more closely.Â The horn elementsÂ on the closures are somewhat unexpected but, somehow, just right.Â Each pair is scripted for several differentÂ color choicesÂ in the same fabric as well as for automatic resize; the resizer script can be deleted, once the boots are fitted, to reduce lag.Â Both lightÂ and darkÂ fur trim versions are included with each pair, so you can mix it up to your heartâ€™s content.Â L$580 a pair.
All available at :sey (GREED 158, 166, 25).