Posted by Lucas Lameth on May 3, 2008
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)
Posted in Art and Photography, Designers, Shoes, Style Diary | Tagged: aitui, armidi, drifting sands, earthtones, fashionably dead, fnky, form, happy dispatch, hoorenbeek, laqroki, muism, pixeldolls, pixelmen, the far away | 6 Comments »
Posted by mannarosewood on October 23, 2007
S E C O N D . N I G H T . L I F E
Style Watch: Manna Rosewood
A night out in the town. Manna arrives from her limousine wearing Armidi Gisaci Vidalia Pumps in Amethyst ($L375) and Shai Delacroix’s new Lilac Wine Dress ($L400). She casually smokes a ladies cigarette with holder from Pixeldolls (I Mean Business: AO. Cigarette holder with smoke L$700). Look closely and we recognize 1-800 BETTIE’S Pantyhose in Ebony (L$60)
Manna passes gracefully down the red carpet into the “The L Word” Nighclub (The L Word1 127, 154, 26). Rich dangling earrings in Onyx and Gold from EARTHTONES Conessa Jewelry Set (L$299). Hair perfectly divine, which is Elikapeka Tiramisu of ETD Vivian – Chestnut Updo ($L150).
Gorgeous violet makeup strongly accenting the dress is Vivant Buff Biba 3 by Tete a Pied (L$500). You can always count on CJ Carnot’s work and Roslin Petion’s magic-makeup-touch for your special occasions.
Luxurious long leather gloves from Tete a Pied (L$100 each). Packages include three size lengths of short/medium/long gloves. Choose from a variety of colors. Looking for a lesson in lady-like ettiquete? Go to Luth Brodie’s Reel Expression for beautiful poses (L$150 each).
It’s been a long night. The sun is rising. Time for the after-party.
Happy Fashion Affair Second Life!
Shopping References from this Post:
1-800 BETTIE’S Roosa (235, 21, 28) Armidi Gisaci Armidi (128, 128, 0) Casa del Shai Deco (102, 160, 31) EARTHTONES boutique Muse (90, 161, 107) ETD: Elikapeka Tiramisu Designs ETD Isle (194, 192, 31) Pixeldolls Port Seraphine (128, 128, 0) Reel Expression Lalique (209, 115, 26) Tete a Pied Nouveau (197, 149, 23)
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Posted by Caliah Lyon on August 3, 2007
I’ve been trying lately not to be so complacent in coming up with looks for myself; the Fall 2007 collections, in particular, have been pretty inspiring, though one may be hard-pressed to come up with their equivalent in SL. In a little fit of creativity I decided to root in my closet and attempt to redo my look for fall. One aspect of the fall collections that is extremely difficult to capture is the silhouette – the long coats and straight shift dresses are not very well mimicked by SL’s babydoll-style prim skirts. I’m no style expert but overall I really like the fall collections; the sleeker, more spare silhouettes, judicious use of volume and rich jewel colours coupled with stark black, grey and white – are more to my taste than what was out for spring.
Two of these three outfits were at least partly inspired by Philip Lim’s RTW collection, esp. the shoes, tights and use of colour. I would have preferred to remove the bows on the Tuxedo Pumps so the shoes would fit the look properly.
Left: Relika Tubetop in Beige from the Relika Love Lace set; Piano Skirt from BettyPage (shortened to miniskirt length); Pixelmen Velvet Jacket in Grey (shortened); Satchel from Happy Bivouac (slightly retextured and stripped of prim chains and rivets); Plain Transparent Tights (freebie) from Paper Couture; Discreet Demi-Boot in Gunmetal by Lyra Muse (discontinued); Claire Diamond Earrings from Muse, Journey Drop Necklace from Earthtones. Hair: Nicole in Driftwood from Naughty.
Middle: Jacqui outfit from Last Call (shop freebie); Stray Horse Jacket (from the Stray Horse outfit) by Paper Couture; Janine Zippered Booties in Black from Jeepers Creepers; Black Orchid Necklace (from the Black Orchid Set) by Paper Couture. Hair: Jack (men’s hair) in Cafe from Moderno, by Starley Thereian.
Right: Relika Tubetop in Beige from the Relika Love Lace set; Boho Skirt (from the Fall ’06 Boho Summer outfit) by Paper Couture; Sweater, Cropped Wrap: Black Jacket freebie from Pixeldolls, Hose in Pale from Blaze, Tuxedo Pumps in Khaki from Shiny Things, Vixen Premium small shoulderbag in Black from Bare Rose, Claire Diamond Earrings and Classic Tank Watch in Black/Silver from Muse. Hair: Drama in Driftwood from Naughty.
The boots in the middle look can be replaced with some pointed-toe heels to look a bit classier (like the black Quinn heels from LC Vamp).
I thought I’d have a bit of fun with a fur stole I’d acquired as a prize from Siyu Suen’s store and added the prims from the Black Orchid jacket from Paper Couture. Though the fur prevalent in the fall couture collections seems to be more in the form of fur trim, collars and small embellishments, I got a little carried away with this. The left outfit looks very 80’s though! The addition of the clutch was inspired by Valentino.
Left: Fur Stole in Black, Illusions by Siyu Suen (worn without the back prim); prims from the Black Orchid outfit, Paper Couture (collar reattached to the spine rather than chest, to make way for a necklace); Black Jacket freebie from Pixeldolls (tinted black); Regina top and skirt in Black from Bossa Nova; Hose in Black from Blaze, Essential Stilettos in Charcoal/Black from Sylfie Minogue’s Prim Seduction; Claris Black Pearl Set & Elegant Black Clutch in Black/Gold from Muse.
Right: Fur Stole in Black, Illusions by Siyu Suen (worn without the back prim); prims from the Black Orchid outfit, Paper Couture; Black Jacket freebie from Pixeldolls (tinted black); Luce top, skirt and brooch w/ scarf, Last Call (discontinued, tinted a dark pewter); Essential Stilettos in Charcoal/Black from Sylfie Minogue’s Prim Seduction; Triste Coeur Silver Earrings from Muse. Hair: Tyra from ETD.
And this extra, somewhat plain tribute to the grey dresses all over the runways:
Catherine Sweater Dress from Dazzle (discontinued); Manna Tights from Savvy?; Discreet Demi Boot by Lyra Muse (discontinued); Business Class blazer by Simone (tinted grey)
I suppose I should add more richly detailed outfits but a lot of what I’ve been seeing seems the wrong kind of busy for fall, if that makes any sense. Obviously I love picking apart the PC outfits and some of Ginny’s creations to mix and match, though I’ve generally kept within my more minimalist sense of style with these.
Have a great weekend!
Posted in Accessories, Casual Chic, Couture/High Fashion, Shoes, Style Diary | Tagged: bare rose, betty page, blaze, bossa nova, earthtones, etd, happy bivouac, illusions, jeepers creepers, last call, last call vamp, muse, naughty, paper couture, pixeldolls, relika, shiny things, sylfie minogue | 17 Comments »