Although the weather where I live has been weirdly back-and-forth the last few weeks, even so I can tell that Spring is on the metaphorical horizon. Â (In fact, today–seemingly out of nowhere–it was almost 90F.) Â In SL, too, designers are seeing and feeling the change of seasons, and this shows clearly as they release new lines for warm, long days and pleasant nights. Here for your consideration: a few of Giz Seornâ€™s new creationsâ€”from her Summer 2011 collection, but I think theyâ€™ll work just as well for Spring.
Gizâ€™sÂ Summer Outfit in Blue carefully but casually walks the line between cold weather and warm. The short-sleeved pullover-style top blends elements of shirt and sweaterâ€”the strongly shaded fabric texture could be velour, and the layered-look sleeves have ribbed cuffs. Thereâ€™s a matchingÂ chunky scarf for both coziness and style. The plaid-print shorts are interesting in that the pants-layer garment piece provides only the barest, simplest foundationâ€”the baggy legs are sculpted not just as hem extensions but almost in their entirety. Detailing includes a hand-painted belt on the garment layer and prim snap tabs on the sides. The set includes sculptedÂ leather hiking boots with integrated color-matched, scrunched-down socks. L$650.
The Summer Outfit in Khaki is casual and cool enough for a hot afternoon, but stylish enough for a sultry evening out.Â The shirt has aÂ scooped neckline that dips low, perfect for framing your favorite necklace, and itâ€™s finished with short sleevesÂ rolled up and held by fabric tab. I really love the shirtâ€™s fabric texture, more softly shaded than the shorts outfitâ€™s pullover, and theÂ sculpted collar is discreet and nicely done. Loose, almost floppy sculpted cuffs give the coordinating pants a look thatâ€™s comfortable, but not at all messy. The largely photo-sourced fabric texture of the pants is a bit ironed-flat â€œcrispyâ€ for my taste, but the shirt is really quite fine. You also get sleek, sporty sculpted leatherÂ lace-up shoes. L$600.
A good leather jacket is one of those things without which no manâ€™s wardrobe can be considered complete. Even when daytime temperatures are climbing, nights may still be crisp and cooler, and besidesâ€¦a good leather jacket isnâ€™t just indispensable: done right, itâ€™s also hot. Even if you already have one (or more) in your inventory, Gizâ€™s Suede Jacket is a fine example of an archetypal garment, and well worth your consideration. The jacket-layer garment is supplemented withÂ sculpted and Â flexi prim attachments that combine in an alchemy of form and function, creating aÂ strong, rugged silhouette. The leather texture looks rich and supple, andÂ bright metal hardware shines against the dark leather â€œlike rebel diamonds cut out of the sunâ€. A truly handsome, indisputably masculine jacket. L$350 each in Black, Red, Blue and Brown (shown here).
All prim components are resize scripted. These and a vast array of other outfits and individual items are available at GizzA Creations (GizzA Creations 125, 39, 22).