I’m trying something new here, and a little bit different. Â Actually, I’m shamelessly stealing Ben Vanguard’s “Outfit of the Day” concept from his new blog. Â I told him that really I wouldn’t be stealing, it would be more of an homage. Â He laughed, so I think I’m safe.Â
You’ll notice that I’m not calling this an “Outfit of the Day” post–I won’t be doing this every day, but if the response is positive I may do it once in a while. Â This is also a perfect opportunity for me to showcase some great new items that I haven’t been able to feature in a dedicated review post. Â If you’re interested in trying your hand at something like this for the blog, let me know!
I’m calling this ensemble “Mad Love” after the fantastic tee I started with and built from there. Â Both the Mad Love shirt and Muddy Cut Tyler Jeans pictured here are by designer Rhyph Somme and are available at Sidewalk (formerly RS Creations) at Isabella 102, 21, 123. Â The graphic and artistic design on this shirt are gorgeous, from the rough-edged band of the knit collar to the subtle torso contouring and detailing. Â My mama always told me that redhead boys shouldn’t wear red clothes, but I think we can cut her some slack there–after all, she’s never seen me quite like this.
The jeans have a truly scruffy look and feel, with some beautifully realistic rips and scuffs in the fabric. Â Clearly you’ve had this pair a long time, loved them well, nearly worn them out, but can’t bear to let them go. Â Here you also see the Nightstalker wristwatch, by Luv and Aveline Stein (previously reviewed), which adds some interesting high-tech contrast with its sharp, clean edges and jet black casing.
A simple shirt is the perfect ground for a more elaborate piece of jewelry than you might otherwise wear. Â I decided to go with Mhaijik Guillaume’s new Gold and Wood Pendant for its rich design and inspired blend of?natural materials. Â Mhaijik’s line of gorgeous jewelry designs for men is available at Mhaijik Things (Pheosia 56, 227, 152). Â She has an amazing selection of pieces for women, too, in case you’re shopping for a gift for that special lady.
The color scheme of this outfit also gave me the perfect opportunity to wear the flame-red “Momo” hairstyle just released by Mystikal Faddoul (and reviewed here). Â In a nice bit of serendipity, this standout red resulted in a new friendship last night while I was strutting around and showing it off. Â It also prompted me finally to create the group Redheads of SL, so if you too are a redhead (natural or from a bottle, it doesn’t matter), look us up and join! Â We plan to take over the world, if we can get ourselves organized.Â
Last but certainly not least–the shoes. Â I thought about some simple red sneaks, but then decided that something funkier was called for. Â I dug through my inventory and came up with these Gecko Walkers.Â Success!Â The intricate texture of the upper, thick black sole, and detailed laces make for a fun and funky design, and the deep red-brown color is a perfect match for the jeans and shirt. Â The Gecko Walkers are designed by Leyla Firefly and available at Gecko Clothing (Boulevard Mystique 166, 87, 24).
And there you have “Mad Love.” Â Feel free to put this together for yourself, or better yet use it as a jumping-off place and build your own original ensemble!