When I first saw the new rock-starÂ gear from designer Arbel Vogel of Winter Moon, I thought, “Oh, I know who would love this stuff.”Â And then I thought, “Wait a minute…I know who should model this for me!”Â Fortunately my powers of persuasion are not insignificant and my friend Tekkie Figtree agreed to pose for me.Â I was lucky enough to catch him at a gig as well (he’s a member of the SL band MudSlinger), so you can see both him and the gear in action, not just all pretty in the studio.Â Arbel’s “Rawk On” sets include jacket-layer top and leather pants with appropriately satanic metal-studded belt.Â The open jacket is enhanced by a stand-up prim collar, prim rolled cuffs on the sleeves,Â and flexiprim jacket bottom.Â The pants are taken to the next level by sculpted-prim cuffs complete with padlock-and-chain accents and not-so-subtle bling.
No rock god is complete without vices, and close inspection of the jacket pockets reveal all the evidence you could need to keep your daughters safely at home: a pack of Camels in the left pocket, condoms in the right.Â Groupies beware!
Included for the de rigeur leather pants are optional sculpted-prim cuffs, shown in close-up at right.Â I’m not sure what the chains and padlock are supposed to be protecting; presumably it’s neither your chastity nor your virtue.Â
Each “Rawk On” set is priced at L$350.Â Available at Winter Moon (Canimal 62, 95, 26).
MudSlingerÂ performs original compositions, recorded live in a studio, by RL musician Austin Gregoire.Â The style isÂ rock fused with modern alternative, classic rock, metal, blues, jazz and a bit of C&W…and you may hear other influences as well.Â For information on availability for in-world gigs, IM Austin Gregoire.