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Bunny Tales

Posted by Stephen Bentham on January 26, 2009

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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

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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.

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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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Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 5, 2008

Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Three new looks today inspired by Heart Attack & Vine apparel. I followed a link by Phoenix Chapman of ‘Be Less Stupid’ blog loving the style and color palette of the clothes. While all women clothes were posted, I saw a particular shirt/vest combo I could potentially convert to male fashion. However to my valiant surprise H&V had a mysterious staircase leading down to a basement where it was filled with all sorts of trendy men’s clothes. Hah! I hate stores like this in Second Life because I become their devote loyal customer (their witty clothing names help, too). It makes me want to rip my Avatars clothing from my monitor and wear it myself in first life. However, fashioning yourself in Second Life can be a great way to experiment before you invest in real life price tags on your mission to style. — So on to my H&V love affair!

Look # 1 – Very skater chic. If I can say that without letting on my homo then so be it. H&V had a few graphic-t’s all of which I adore and will most likely find combos for. By the good graces of fashion all layers are included! (undershirt, shirt, jacket). I scrunched up my Armidi jeans and invested in the Maitreya Men Desert Boots. These are high quality boots every man should own. It comes with tied or untied lace options which is pretty neat. My hair is Taylor by ETD which is sold as a womans hair but its perfect for guys looking for long hair without looking girly.

Look # 2 – I’m a cardigan whore. So this H&V cardigan was a must have off the bat. The texturing is excellent and so are the sculpty scrunched sleeves. The two-button style make it more interesting and it comes stapled with a yellow/white shirt. I don’t mind when designers/content creators pre-set your clothing layers for you when they obviously have good taste. White sneakers have been a necessary fashion trend since I can remember and hasn’t ended yet. From prep to ghetto every good style-guy owns a good pair of white sneakers which they meticulously groom. Get them at DETOUR along with a variety of other sneakers for men (and women).

Look # 3 – Another cardigan from H&V. This one with hipster flavor. I paired it with a delicious bag from Xia Xevious. Made for women but I saw the bag as the perfect murse (man-purse). All you budding metrosexuals can get away with it. — My shoes are PornStar Slip-ons by UBU (Urban Bomb Unit). There are a lot of van-like slip-ons popping up in-world (Akeyo, Truth, Aitui, Shiny Things) and they are all fantastic but what makes UBU shoes stand out is their fabric/stitches/sole change on command to so many options and you can change one shoe if not both for extra flavor. Not to mention the excellent sculpty and texture work. Get them. You need them.

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR Photo#1 Taylor by ETD, Photo#2 The Grammar by Armidi, Photo#3 Jared by ETD SHIRT diamonds in the dark by H&V (Heart Attack & Vine) CARDIGAN Photo#2 everybody makes a green cardigan by H&V, Photo#3 nobody makes cardigans with pink stripes by H&V SCARF Crinkle scarf /Gold by Muism JEANS  All Photos: A001 Jeans [Regular Industrial] by Armidi TATTOO ‘Reside ::method::’ by Aitui EAR PLUGS Swirl Ear Plugs by Drifting Sands BOOTS Maitreya Male Desert Boots – Brown SNEAKERS Jaywalker Sneakers – White by DETOUR SLIP-ONS PornStar Slip-ons Multicolor by UBU (Urban Bomb Unit) CUFFS Rogue Cuff – Dark Brown by The Good Life SHADES Armidi Limited – Machimo Sunglasses [Dark Brown] CIGARETTE FNKY! Cigarette Set BAG {B] Handbag – Jetblack by Xia Xevious (unreleased) EYES brown eyes by Fashionably Dead POSES by Reel Expression, FORM, Muism

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Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 4, 2008

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So I have a boot addiction. I saw these awesome rain boots on the fashion feed and decided I needed them no matter what. The boots were the inspiration for this outfit and everything just kind of worked along. I’d post pictures of me naked wearing just the boots but I’m not sure if that meets the fashion standard of this blog.

I bumped into one of my fashion clad male buddies who usually sports eccentric colorful wear like a good NY hipster. He was wearing ‘Random Industries’ brand by Garbage Prototype clothing and I fell in-love. I usually avoid Random like most photosource clothing but boy-oh-boy when style is concerned Random has it all packed down to the cheesecake. I spend a good dish of lindens there today but am most pleased to sport this striped-t with vest. It’s artsy-fartsy and super sexy which was exactly the look I was going for. The awesome tie, which apparently is decked with skulls just like my boots is from The Good Life. The high detailed cuffs are my favorites which I always whip out when Im feeling a bit hipster-grunge you can also find at The Good Life. And what a Good Life it is indeed.

There isnt a lot of hair that matches my new Laqroki skin and shape combo so I was pleased to find this simple artsy hairstyle from Truth. That man is whipping up quite an amazing batch of hair for men and women. I think the greater half of his store is now hair. Which means you should drop by and get a new do.

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR Fraser – Dark by TRUTH SHIRT/VEST Party vest black w/shirt by RANDOM NECKTIE Afternoon Tie – Black Skull by The Good Life JEANS  A001 Jeans [Twilight Industrial] by Armidi TATTOO ‘Reside ::method::’ by Aitui EAR PLUGS Swirl Ear Plugs by Drifting Sands BOOTS Pirate Rain Boots by UBU (Urban Bomb Unit)  CUFFS EYES brown eyes by Fashionably Dead POSES All poses by Reel Expression

 

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Style Diary: Lucas Lameth

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 3, 2008

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LAQROKI I was curious about the new Laqroki skins and I found a skin called Ethan I absolutely couldn’t take off. I usually wear Abyss, but that skin fad has created another clone era for ideal male AVs in Second Life. I was ecstatic at the selection at Laqroki but also the quality. Their previous work felt a little too photo-real but these skins have so many variety and ethnic flavor. The quality also feels like it went up a few notches or perhaps thats just me gushing over the new kin. Ethan had an Asian/Oriental feel and being Pacific Islander in real life I was instantly drawn to the look. I modified my shape a little and am pleased with the baby-faced result in combo with my new skin. So visit Laqroki and check out their skins. Maybe your new favorite skin will be an undiscovered Laqroki.

MUISM My tastes fall into more hand-painted clothing rather than photosourced clothing. I have always stayed away from Redgrave and Muism because of some very photosourced quality and high prices. Meanwhile handpainters, who Im confident work much harder, charge less. Today I was surprised to be seduced by Muism. I found these sculpty scarves that Ive been looking for in Second Life (and enjoy the style in real life) but also I found some great mens poses and a variety of mens bags. The one I chose today is an army style bag similar to a style I own IRL. So I had to have it. They have other great selections though and if you are a male fashion horse you must check it out. I love the Muism tank top which comes in many layers. My favorite tank is from Aitui but all of Aituis shirts and tanks are jacket layer which make them impossible to layer underneath button downs and jackets.

HOORENBEEK Amazing shoe store where you can get these hip new cowboy boots either in a new or used style in a few colors. A friend had told me about this store and ever since I have been obsessed. Their prices are also a bit high but their style and quality are absolutely unique. They make mens shoes that are up to date in-style IRL in SL. While hoorenbeek sells some apparel and accessories their main key item is their shoes. –There are a lot of great mens footwear out there already, but some are fantasy-like, flamboyant or very grunge. Other than hoorenbeek there are also great boots at Maitreya and City Walk/Formal shoes at Shiny Things.

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR “Nekoge” Brown by Happy Dispatch BAG  ‘One shoulder’ army style bag by MuismTANKTOP 40% transparency Tank top/White by Muism SCARF Crinkle scarf/black by Muism JEANS A001 Jeans [Regular Painter] by Armidi TATTOO ‘Reside ::method::’ by Aitui EAR PLUGS Swirl Ear Plugs by Drifting Sands JACKET Sculpted Velvet Jacket: Blac by Pixeldolls/Pixelmen ROSARY His Prayer Rosary, Onyx/Silver by EARTHTONES boutique CIGARETTE FNKY!Cigarette Set by FNKY BOOTS Cowboy Boots – Black by [ hoorenbeek ]  EYES brown eyes by Fashionably Dead POSES All poses by FORM and Muism PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION The Far Away, Dreamworld North (196, 143, 22)

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Variations on a Theme

Posted by Caliah Lyon on February 2, 2008

As I’d been feeling under the weather for about a week I decided to mark my recovery with this post, which I’d been saving for a rainy day. Posting is oddly therapeutic.

Clothing: Rose Hood Jacket, DP YumYum, L$120; Pleated Neck Babydoll in Ash, Armidi, L$135; Short Pants in Black, Shop Seu, L$90; Metallic Tights in Mauve, Glanz, L$120.
Accessories: Hobo Bag in Black Suede, Celestial Studios, L$150.
Hair: Amber in Blonde, ETD, L$150.
Boots: Tainted Spring (Unique Edition) in Gold Crush, Fuel, L$400.

Left: Grey Hood Jacket, **DP** YumYum, L$120; Frontrunner Dress in Black (Top), Oh! What a Neat Boutique, L$100 (on sale); Shorts from the Manna Outfit (L$200) & Leg Prims from Colleen Bib-Shorts in Charcoal, L$100, Savvy?; Sheryl Skintight Jeans (underpants layer) from the Sheryl outfit, Last Call, L$100 (on sale); Azuki Socks, Hal*Hina, free at store;
Shoes & Accessories: Eva Pumps in Blood, Lassitude & Ennui, L$230; Dotty Belt, Bossa Nova, free gift in store.
Hair (L-R): Nana in Dark Brown, Luxury Hair Jade, L$100.

Middle: Rose Hood Jacket, **DP** YumYum, L$120; Pleated Neck Babydoll in Ash, Armidi; Short Pants in Black, Shop Seu; Tights in Red, Shop Seu, L$50.
Shoes: Tainted Spring (Unique Edition) in Gold Crush, Fuel.

Right: Black Hood Jacket, **DP** YumYum, L$120; Striped Dress, ❤ Cupcakes, L$100 (on sale); Colleen Bib-shorts in Bronze, Savvy?, L$100; Tights in Blue, Shop Seu, L$50.
Shoes: Aphrodite Creations Vintish (Group Gift)

Left: Indigo Couture Top, Culture Vulture (originally Downtown, store is missing); Bottom of Rainy Day Dress in Black, Armidi, L$235; Metallic Tights in Gold, Glanz, L$120;
Shoes and Accessories: Maitresse Metisse Boots, Storm Schmooz, L$500; Glitterati Hobo Bag, Celestial Studios, L$150; Courtney Buckled Belt, Armidi, L$125; Eclectic Necklace in Silver, Muse, to be released; Whisper Bracelet in Uni/Silver, Earthtones, L$159.
Hair (L-R): Amber in Tawny & Amber in Blonde, ETD, L$150.

Right: Sweater from Hunting Season in Blue, MG Fashion, L$425; Alligator Corset from the Editorial Outfit, Last Call, L$100 on sale; Brown Check Pants, Kurotsubaki, L$200; Hose in Brown, Blaze, L$100 for pack.
Shoes and Accessories: Sculpted Boots in Smoke, Redgrave, L$450; BBB Bag 10 Three-Pose Bag, Big Boob Boutique, L$348; Tank Watch in Caramel/Gold, Muse, CSI:NY free gift.

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Redefining the Classics

Posted by Caliah Lyon on November 13, 2007

Grey may have been the choice staple this fall/winter, but for those who prefer richer colours and a more traditional autumnal palette the deep metallics – bronze, gold – as well as the usual red, sienna, and orange – are a sure way to add a touch of warmth. The silhouette is slim and spare in these five outfits, but the look is far from minimalist with fur, wool, brocade, muted prints, and crocodile.

Designers have achieved near-perfection with many of the sculptie knee-high boots recently, and the choices here are must-haves.

Noir
The Nicole Suit from Nicky Ree is perhaps one of the most versatile of dressy alternatives to a gown; with Nicky’s usual array of skirt and pant options and a few choice changes of accessories one can have a myriad of variations on the basic suit. Wear with a delicate cocktail hat from Morrigan Hyun, some fur trim and the long centre skirt for a touch of Old Hollywood, or a high-collared undershirt and Siyu Suen’s Sun Hat tinted dark grey (free at her store) for a costume with a hint of the Edwardian, sans corset.

Nicole Suit in Black,  Nicky Ree, L$800; Fur Collar in Grey from the Duchess Coat, Casa Del Shai, L$750; Fur Cuffs (tinted dark grey) from the Anneline Brown Jacket by  Ivalde, Calla Anniversary gift; Leather Gloves in Black, Tete a Pied, L$100; Valena Hat in Black, Elegance Hats, L$175; Alyssa Diamond Bitchstick, Foxy’s Smoke Shop, L$290, Claris Black Pearl Choker and Earrings, RFL Limited Edition, Muse; Ten-Colour Ankle-Strap Pump, Stiletto Moody, L$2750. Hair: Christina from ETD.

Autumn
The Virginie Breeches and Liah Boots in Chocolate both have a rich bronze gleam; matched with a leopard-patterned silk blouse, leather gloves and the Tilo leather posture collar/scarf, this may be orange overkill, but the combination of textures in the same palette made this outfit too fun to resist.

Secretary Blouse in Brown, Casa del Shai (pack), L$400; Gunmetal Breeches from the Virginie Riding Suit, Last Call, L$450; The Marquise Corset in Chocolate (undershirt layer), Casa del Shai, L$450;  Posture Collar from the Tilo outfit, Last Call, L$400; Short Leather Gloves in Tan, Tete a Pied, L$100; Tri-Colour Ethnic Wood Bangle, Earthtones, L$129; Classic Tank Watch in Natural/Gold, Muse, $200; Liah Boots in Chocolate, Last Call: Vamp, L$250; Hair: Gwen from ETD.

Crimson
High-quality open coats for women are still a rarity despite the recent windfall of coats, and as such the fact that this striking metallic red crocodile trench was made for men shouldn’t discourage one from wearing it. Tone down the effect with a a black sweater dress, a scarf rather than the fur collar, and play up the manga-esque element with some metallic leggings, dyed hair and a slick pair of boots.

Le Smoking Croc Trench Coat in Red, Casa del Shai, L$700; Rainy Day Dress in White (tinted dark grey), Armidi Gisaci, L$235; Metallic Leggings in Bronze, Armidi Limited, L$95; Electric Bugaloo Patterns Scarf, Gritty Kitty (Block Party Limited Edition); Fear and Loathing Watch, Wilted Rose, L$120; Kyoto Boots in Black/Black, L$375, and Fi Umo Sunglasses in Black Tortoise/Black Lens, L$225, Armidi Gisaci. Hair: Pasadena Girl III (full flex) from Armidi.

Gold
The same fitted dress from Armidi can be paired with this golden brocade blazer for a different and very versatile, sophisticated look; change the bronze leggings and sleek boots to hose and a pair of pumps, and you can go from dressy casual to all business in a matter of seconds. Add chunky gold jewelry and a vibrantly coloured crocodile bag.

Jennifer Brocade Belted Blazer, Last Call, L$200; Rainy Day Dress in Black, Armidi Gisaci, L$235; Metallic Leggings in Bronze, Armidi Limited, L$95; Sculptie Boots in Black, Redgrave, L$450; Freja Shoulder Bag in Pink, Bare Rose, L$140; Fi Umo Sunglasses in Black Tortoise/Gold Lens, L$225, Armidi Gisaci; Gold Necklace from Muse (as yet unreleased); Triste Rosette Earrings in Gold, Muse, L$300. Hair: Phoebe from ETD.

Bronze
Comfortable enough for drinks at the pub but dressy enough for an evening out, this look hinges on the richly textured sweater with a trompe l’oeil rose and string of pearls. Complete with prim cuffs and collar and a plain option, they’re available in a variety of colours and a steal at 10L.

Cuddly Sweater in Red with Rose, Simone at Fashion Avenue, L$10; Skirt from the Nouvelle Librarian in Corn and Brown, Casa del Shai, L$250; Red hose from the 13-colour hose pack, Blaze, L$100; Sculptie Boots in Smoke from Redgrave, L$450; Freja Square Handbag in Brown, Bare Rose, L$140; Freshwater Pearl Necklace, Muse CSI:NY free gift, and Claris Pearl Earrings in Gold, L$50. Hair: Phoebe from ETD.

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