Soigné: Style in Second Life

A Guide to Second Life Fashion and Lifestyle

Bunny Tales

Posted by Stephen Bentham on January 26, 2009

Bunny Tales   Bunny Tales

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The Quick And Easy Guide to Running Opensim On Your PC

Posted by Caliah Lyon on January 19, 2009

In 10 Easy Steps

As everyone’s been experiencing difficulties connecting to the main (or even beta) grid lately and lamenting that they can’t get any work done, I thought to write a mini-guide for those who might be interested in running Opensim on their own PCs. If you want some basic information on Opensim I suggest reading the main page and FAQ. What this guide aims to do is get you started so you can test and refine uploads – textures, poses, sculptmaps – on your own standalone grid, running on your PC.

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A Few Last Hurrahs

Posted by Caliah Lyon on December 29, 2008

A Few Last Hurrahs A Few Last Hurrahs
Gisele Enroulent in Ecru, Armidi Cashmere Sweater (Men’s) in Charcoal, MNK Shop Tweed Pants in Black (two options, grey and black), *MM* Luxe Handbag in Winter Beige, Paper Couture Silk Wrapped Shank Heel in Ash, shu*shu Leather Belt, Muse Eclectic Necklace (retextured, unreleased).

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Subtle Touches and Needful Things

Posted by Caliah Lyon on December 15, 2008

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Pocketsize Post

Posted by Caliah Lyon on December 4, 2008

Pocketsize Post
L: Melish Boot in Black, L$175; R: Melish Bag in Red and Black, L$50, both by LINE.

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Muffler and Corsage Cloche (color change) in Pink, both by *DP* YumYum.

Just a midweek mini-post on a few budget and freebie finds. I noted a pair of boots on a Harajukubox shopper and found out that the store, LINE by zippir Kayo, is having a 50% off sale on all items throughout the month. I picked up this boot and two bags at half-off, as well as a couple of legwarmers for L$40L each. The boots are adorned with a pair of fuzzy pompoms on each sock upper and very cute; note that the highlights are very sharp and bright, if you prefer more muted shading in your textures. Be sure to check the permissions of what you are purchasing as some of the items differ in that respect – the legwarmers are no mod, but zippir is very accomodating and will supply a mod version on request. There are a great many shoes here that would be suitable for newbies on a budget, including some men’s cowboy boots that would work on a female avatar – sale prices range from L$25-L$175. There are also some Chucks in the store’s camping chairs. (more photos under the cut)

*DP* YumYum has always been one of my favourite stores, though I haven’t blogged them in a while. Designer toraji Voom has set out three lucky chair prizes. I was fortunate enough to get all three, and glad I did, as they are well worth the wait. The muffler is a pink version of the recently released bow mufflers in-store, and the cloche hat can change colours to three shades of pink. It also comes with hair and without.

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Thanksgiving and Inclement Weather

Posted by Caliah Lyon on November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and Inclement Weather 
A five-minute shot at the Rainy Town / Creamshop sim, which was difficult to take as there were avatars there almost all the time. I’m aware this is my first post in a while, but I couldn’t help but blog this, which I wore to the ice skating party at Oubliette earlier this week (a great time was had by all, thank you Saiyge and Whimsy). I’ve been out of touch with both shopping and new sights and sims, so Koinup’s Top Ten at New World Notes was very useful in seeking out the beautiful new sims that have sprung up in my absence. I also took this opportunity to post as I’ll be busy again before the week is up and won’t likely have the chance.

 Thanksgiving and Inclement Weather Thanksgiving and Inclement Weather
While I don’t normally wear plaid these sculpted coats from Cachet fit the occasion perfectly. They come in six colours and two options (with or without an AO, a good idea in case you don’t have an animation set that fits narrow or rigid prim clothing). Warmly bundled in one of Zaara’s lovely pashmina shawls (tinted, it worked well over plaid) I only had a few minutes to wear these chic leather boots with cozy sock uppers from Aura before I had to trade them in for ice skates. The boots themselves may show a bit of foot but they are mod, so you can fit or add invisiprims as needed. Altogether a simple outfit for the season – look for the coats to be released in the coming week or the next. The boots are available only on SLEX last I checked, though another version (with different uppers) is available at the Aura mainstore. ^^

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, and thank you for all the support you’ve shown us over the past year. :)

Shopping Information:
Lala Coat in Plum (with AO) by Cachet, to be released
Sculpted Pretty Autumn Boots by Aura (Mapycr Roffo, available only on SLEXchange/XstreetSL), $450
Pashmina Shawl in Almost Black by Zaara, L$175
Signature Tote in Black by SLink, L$200
Han Hana Leaflet Earrings by Lucas Lameth Fashion Jewelry, L$179
Gloves from the Stan Outfit by Bijou, L$300
Pants from the Charm School outfit (underpants layer) by Savvy? L$100
Morgan Hair by Truth, Browns 1, L$225

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Silver Pied

Posted by Lucas Lameth on November 1, 2008

Silver Pied

Silver Pied

 

 Oops! Here I am again. It seems my leisure time two days in a row has been doing style posts with Paper Couture as inspiration. All I have to do is accessorize (since the outfits are whole) and think of ways how I can rock the new couture.

Let’s talk about this outfit. Eye pattern on the jacket (consistent in the whole collection) with humble hues for a man. Brilliant. Deep sexy v-neck slightly sheer grey shirt. Perfect. I tighten the loose pants (normally white) and tint them cream color to balance my gold hair. Muism scarf can practically be worn with anything but fits into this outfit since its simple and not too fluffy. White sneakers from Detour keep the outfit hip and young. Muse wrist watch and pearl earrings for a touch of luxury. You know, speaking of, I was reading about pearls on a forum on the web and some jewelers and stylists were debating if there was a place for pearls in mens fashion in the future. Maybe, maybe not, but I took this info as fashion forward and tried it out.

I couldnt decide on the angelic look or the modern white knight look so I decided to do both with Illusions (Siyu Suen) gorgeous sculpted wings along with G-Fields equally gorgeous sculpted roses. The rose is my sword and my white stallion the stretch limo (not shown). Cheers!

Visual Credits:Outfit (Jacket, Shirt, Pants) by Paper Couture, Hair by Armidi/Gisaci, Glasses by Nea-Ban, Skin by Subaru, Scarf by Muism, Shoes by Detour, Watch & Pearl Earrings by Muse, Flowers by G-Field, Poses by Happy Dispatch and FORM.

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Leather Scales

Posted by Lucas Lameth on November 1, 2008

Lucas Lameth - Style Diary (10.08)
Lucas Lameth – Style Diary (10.08)

Hi! It’s been a while since I posted here. I’ve been engulfed in personal projects and store related styling to really commit to my personal style. Although I think it’s a good idea to get back to these posts since it’s fun and relaxing. I missed you guys!

The new long awaited Paper Couture Fall Collection ’08 has finally been released and like always it was well worth the wait. I wouldn’t have known without Caliah tipping me off and teleporting me as a crowd of fashionistas (and a few fashionistos) chirped with glee. This Leather Scales outfit from P.C is stylish and sleek. All the couture without too much flamboyancy and just the right dose of testosterone. However I couldn’t help but buy the Everbloom Ring. As a jeweler, the shinies captivate me! What can I say? I love it and you will too.

Visual Credits:Outfit & Ring by Paper Couture, Hair by Happy Dispatch, Skin by Laqroki, Shades by Armidi/Gisaci, Tattoo by Aitui, Necklace by (luc) Fashion Jewelry, Pose Animations by AKEYO.

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apple monkey artist

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 17, 2008

Mm. I got lost exploring the Japanese sims again. My favorite place to browse is creators pavilion sim. This time I found a store called Last Ride (where I bought my apple shirt) and its totally awesome. An equal inventory for men and women for a small store and really cute stuff. If i were a girl I would totally rape it. So check it out gals! Oh, and creators pavillion is having a sale, so it’s a good time to stop by.

I love browsing ETD and finding hair that makes me want to yell “UNISEX!”. There are some hair stores struggling to make long mens hair but really, honestly failing miserably. The mens long hair they make and sell is so ugly and feminine even the romance book fabio men will spit on them. Thankfully, elikapika (who is currently MIA because of computer issues or something) makes nice long hair that I secretly wear as a man. This one is called “Deidra” but lets call it “Deidro”. Its my new favorite long hairstyle. Wee!

I followed a link on the fashion feed to this watch and was so happy it came in a simple black. How often do you come across fashionably acceptable mens accessories? ALMOST NEVER. So this watch is a catch. Exploring the sim appropriately named “Ganesha” (beloved elephant deity) I stumbled on a cute store called Lovecraft where I found this CUTE monkey bag! They also had this nice red plaid backpack but hmm… plaid backpack vs. monkey backpack. Sorry plaid but you’ll have to wait.

I tried tried tried hard not to include any Armidi today. Not because we don’t love Armidi but because they are the obvious fashion power house who really has everything. — I ended up caving in and investing in these awesome emo stiched pants which are slightly different from my chino’s I have from them. Also I picked up  these cherry red shades from them a while back and was happy it worked out with today’s outfit.

Ofcourse everyone knows Shiny Things signature Painters Shoes. If you dont you should. Because 1) They’re awesome 2) They’re Free 3) They’re awesome

Well, that’s a wrap. Ciao lovelies!

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR ETD Deidra – Black SHIRT :::Last Ride::: T-shirts [Apple-blue] PANTS Armidi Limited – Modern Pants  (Light Gray) Leg (R) SHADES Armidi Limited – Machimo Sunglasses [Cherry] MONKEY BACKPACK *Lovecraft’s* Siennah LoveMonkey Backpack (White n Red) WATCH Vega Watch (Black) by Fetch TATTOO AITUI TATTOO – Reside ::method:: /Full Upper Body/ SHOES (Shiny Things) Freebie Painter Shoes POSES Standing poses by FORM, sitting pose by COVA

 

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yellow party kitten

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 7, 2008

This look was a lot of fun. I promised myself to only play style diary for an hour but time flies! >_<

It all started with the Paper Couture mens outfit called ‘Plaid Casual’ but this look is pretty formal for the local hipster attending a fancy party. Kind of like how those South Park creators walked down the red carpet in J-Lo’s green bewb dress. Mind you they are hairy men with growing beer bellies. This outfit is like that in terms of statement except way less extreme. That is of course if the party is going to be super posh and you expect the other men to be penguins. — If you’re going to the prom with the cool kids then this is a fun get-up. Your parents will say “Is that how you want to remember your prom or [insert important event here] for the rest of your life?” and you respond “Hell fucking yes, Mother!”. Oh, and edited the pants to become shorts and put baggy in Appearance Mode to max. Here’s a picture of the South Park guys for your private pleasure and a funny penguin suit cartoon:

Fashion is not wearing the J-Lo dress as a man and not looking mundane like a pengiun.

It’s in-between the two. You figure out the rest.

(EDIT: Unless you’re a fabulous tranny or drag queen)

The boom box by FNKY (called “BigBass Boombox” aka “Big ASS BoomBox”) I’ve had in combo with this PC outfit for a while now and today I had the opportunity to show it off. I went back to UBU (AGAIN!) this time pick up the PornStar high lace boots. Since it has a gazillion different options (maybe like 30×3) today we added some polka-dots and made the laces yellow and voila! Hip hair from Armidi cover half your face because everyone will be flirting with you and you want to drive them mad by hiding your eyes and with a little extra more with Armidi sunglasses. Which I own in like five colors because they are too awesome to just own one.

Now, I know what you were first thinking when you saw this style post. Either: “Wow, that’s a lot of yellow.” or “Wow, that’s a lot of pussy.” If you thought the first part, yellow is totally acceptable in spring. Kick it! If you noticed the pussy, then this Mean White Kitty is just uber and you need him. He has a million different poses (ok, maybe like ten) that he randomly goes through including licking his nuts or scratching you or your friends eyes out if they dare touch him (not shown). The package also comes with one black and one white kitten which makes it the perfect friendship bracelet in prim-kitty-kat form.

Cheers!

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR Armidi Hair – The Individual – Magyk OUTFIT P.C. (Paper Couture) Plaid Casual (Pants edited) BOOTS UBU (Urban Bomb Unit) PornStar Xtra Hi-Tops v2 SHADES Armidi Limited – Machimo Sunglasses [Gold] (one lens edited for alpha hair) EAR PLUGS *DS* (Drifting Sands) Earrings Spider Web Plug BOOMBOX FNKY! BigBass BoomBox – Gold (L) (Shoulder Strap) POSES by Reel Expression KITTY SHOULDER PET Mean Little Kitten @ XD Fusion

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