Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Duck Of Death

There was a niche in male fashion that no one realised was there. That of quailty Wild West styled clothing. Luckily Masa Plympton joined SL, after moving from Italy to the U.S, and bought his art student talents and love of Spaghetti Westerns to us under the label Deadwool.


Deadwool Jesse James
Jesse James Suit


As you can see... although it is a specialty style of wear, he hasn't skimped on any time or effort at all. These textures made me go gaga the moment I saw them, and I bought one of everything he's released so far. I've been quite happily wearing these as a standalone formal suit for the past few weeks.


Deadwool Wild Suit
Wild Suit


Deadwool 1 Midnight Suit
Midnight Suit


Deadwool Brown Suit
Brown Suit


(And yes; I actually managed to fit three horse's arses in that last shot.)

It's all priced very reasonably, and Masa is like the nicest dude ever. There is one line of lady's dresses available, and hats in Wyatt Earp style to complete your look. So whether you shot the sheriff or the deputy, ride into town at high noon and check out these amazingly well drawn suits.



Thanks go to Voshie Paine for showing me these.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Rfyre Replicant

"Providence for war is the best prevention of it." --Bacon.


Bladerunner 1


Yes, I dream. But not of sheep. My slumbers are memories of the chase that never ends, the need to keep circling the perimeters of existence.


Bladerunner 2


There was a fifth. But is it I? Am I programmed to believe that I am a machine that feels as a person... or a human that has delusions of construction?


Bladerunner 3


I won't know until it ends. He retired my sister. And now he's after me.


Bladerunner 4


I think... this is the time to let that happen.


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This is the brand new masterpiece from Raven Pennyfeather of House of Rfyre, named "Providence." It's also the sexiest creation I've seen for a long time, and it screamed to me of the future - such a departure from Rfyre's usually classic stance.It boasts a multitude of options, as you can see I'm wearing it in four different configurations. There's enough different layers that you can spend all day finding out what works best for you. Myself, I was entranced with the top option, the straps exposing my chest just enough to break up the lines of the mantle and sleeves.

The textures have the realism that all of Raven's designs show, and the buckles and strapwork is clothing layer, but they are so well done it looks like prims. The pants come in two different styles, and they are very sensibly bootcut as this whole outfit just screams out for kickass boots.

This leather spectacular is also very pieceable, I'll be wearing that vest around quite a lot - and you can strip the dramtic sleeves and mantle, and rock this casually if you prefer. But I'm loving all over it just as it is. So expect to be finding lot of little origami unicorns in a trail behind me whilst I geek out at being a Bladerunner refugee for a few days yet.



Also wearing - all the new male hairs by Wasabi Pills, and the Atomic skin from the Keys to the Grid hunt of several weeks ago.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Arcavim - Diesel Fitter

Arcavin 550


Yes, I found a designer that pays so much attention to detail, even his packaging and pose stands are beyond awesome. I'm posing in front of them in this picture - its the new store Arcavim by Drack Diesel, a game design student who has brought his skills to SL. He's been a builder for a while, but now he has branched out into this WAY too cool Vernesque/Steampunk inspired clothing line.


Arcavim 1


To quote from Drack's mission statement "...announces his new store in Second Life, Arcavim, and his Noble Traveler Collection. The Collection is comprised of men’s clothing in a versatile color palette with diverse styles. Elaborate sculpts, many patterns with multiple scripting options pervade the offerings in the Collection. The colors are comprised of mix and match tones of brown, black, grey, and gold with accents of forest, plum, and clay. The numerous interchangeable versions and combinations make for many unique looks for every occasion."


Arcavim 3


Every piece in this collection had me gaga for the workmanship, the intricacies of the details but most of all the rich textures! The sheen on the Gold Travellers Vest was the thing that had me rushing over there before anything else had rezzed, but I came away with one of pretty much everything Drack sells in the end. I'm enamoured with the palette, and almost everything that has prims on it is scripted to colour change so you can work within this range as much as you like.


Arcavim 2


The entire clothing line makes an innovative use of sculptys - you don't often come across a swing jacket tail made this way.


Arcavin 4


At present there is no ladieswear available, but the hats, boots and goggles are certainly unisex - go get 'em, Ach - but it's worth a visit anyway as it's a fascinating build. It's in the hangar of Drack's airship.


Arcavim 6


This may not be your usual taste or style, but the pieces are all such quality that you need some of this in your inventory. Uh huh. It's the most elegant and well made clothing I've ever seen in this genre, and I'll be happily stalking his store to see how it develops in the future. It'll be interesting to see what sort of video game Drack makes in the end, but he's well on his way to winning SL.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Voodoo Child

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand


Voodoo Child


Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand


Voodoo Child 2


Cause I'm a voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child baby
I want to say one more last thing
I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back to you one of these days


Cosmic Voodoo 3


If I don't meet you no more in this world then
I'll meet you on the next one


Cosmic Voodoo 4


And don't be late
Don't be late


Cosmic Voodoo 5




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Skin - Obsydian Abyss by Fallen Gods
Hair - Shadow Keeper by The Stringer Mausoleum
Headpiece - Feathers by Nomine
Eyes - Animale PrimEyes by Tokio Plastik
Necklace - Bone Necklace by Four Yip - Tinted.
Jacket - Night Master from Bare Rose
Belt - Dark Bella Morte from Kyoot Army
Pants - Laced Leather in Wine from SN@TCH
Boots - Arachne from Tokio Plastik
Location - 109 Prims
Lyrics - Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spider Spider Typewriter Plaid

This is not so much an organised properly choreographed LOTD; but more a serendipitous collection I should call "Three things that I got on the same day that looked kinda cool together so this is what I wore."


LOTD4


The Savile Row Tuxedo from G'bberish** - how could I not fail to fall in love with something so geeky, and yet SO well made? These colours are so smooth and creamy together. There were prim sleeves too, but I did without so I could proudly sport THIS.


LOTD2


Simply called "Typewriter Bracelet" it's by [YGD] and it made me drop and give twenty glees when I saw it. And yes, it IS as heavy as it looks. Every time I went to push my hair off my face I knocked myself over. But we suffer for style, eh?


LOTD3


And lastly this amazingly crafted monocle from .:*D*:. I popped into MandyMandy McMillan's store after inspecting the buttcrack roses on a girl shopping at KMADD for hair to pick them up for Elusyve. MandyMandy was there, and was kind enough to gift me with this which went under the innocuous name of "Glasses No.20 Right."


LOTD1


Again, a delighted squeal when I tried it on at home, she's lucky I didn't on the spot or I would have been fanboi'ing all over her messily. I love spiders in a totally non-creepy type of way and this is such a whimsical treasure that I'll be watching the world through a cobweb for several days.


So it's not quite Steampunk, nor Mad Professor; but I wasn't reaching for a particular style. I just threw things on that I was all about today, it's a damn good thing they looked okay together. As I would have worn them anyway. Amazing how that works sometimes, isn't it?


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