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Cotton Candy Tart

Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 6, 2008

Only one outfit today! I’ve been shopping too much and having lots of fun putting together these style posts but I’ve been heavily neglecting my other Second Life projects. My shop therapy quickly evolved into indulge shopping. So at the end of my SL day I think I will focus on one outfit and evenly distribute my caffeine highs.

This outfit was again inspired by a shirt from H&V (Heart Attack & Vine). I love the colors and style. It reminded me of Wonder Bread. Or maybe a t-shirt a little boy in the 50’s would sport in a milk commercial, a Lassie show or Pleasantville. At first I wore shorts with the shirt but that was TOO boyish and I wanted to “man-up” the outfit but also keep the “I’m going to the Carnival, ta-la-la” look. — Yesterday a stranger AV hit on me in IM starting with, “Cute AV but how old are you? You look underage” but after I told him I was twenty-three he emote sighed in relief and continued his charm. Which was lame anyway.

I bought new boots from UBU (Urban Bomb Unit) again because they just happen to match my new shirt. I wanted to buy some high-lace boots of theirs but this was totally better even though I have the black skull version. Also picked up Noam Sprocket’s latest sex hair release. It took effort to mod it onto my fat head but alas it was a success! My awesome cute Watermelon Bag by Shunta Watanabe is from the Koreshan Bake Sale this past weekend. I sure hope its not discontinued because its so cute and hella stylish. Kiwi and Orange versions are also sold seperately. I snatched the Kiwi, too. 

I wanted one of those big circle swirl hypnotic colored lollipops but I couldn’t find any in SL so I settled for this awesome sculpted free Cotton Candy from Rave Nation. I also found this neck star tattoo that that comes in all layers from Rave Nation (undershirt, shirt, jacket) and you gotta love that! I was able to keep my Aitui tattoo and wear the Star tat as a a shirt layer. Anyway, cheers!

SKIN Ethan 01 Portrait skin by Laqroki (Formerly known as RaC) HAIR Gritty Kitty: Czech Mate – black SHIRT H&V: striped! (Heart Attack & Vine)  JEANS A001 Jeans [Regular Industrial] by Armidi TATTOOS Aitui tattoo Mr.Midnight faded, *!RaveNation!* Star Tattoo for Neck BOOTS UBU Tattoo Rain BAG bbb_15_bag__watermelon by Shunta Watanabe EYES brown eyes by Fashionably Dead POSES by FORM & Reel Expression COTTON CANDY Pink Cotton Candy from RaveNation

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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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