Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Most of you probably know that I'm the marketing guy for Miamai by now, right? I always try to keep that work - which is barely work because I LOVE IT - off my own blog as I like to think that I provide an unbiased view of menstuff that I consider to be awesome. Consider this a disclaimer. But. I was the completely dumbstruck recipient of a BOSL Awards nomination for "Best New Model" (which Rissa Friller deservedly won) and you can't rock up at something like that in off the rack, can you? So I asked Monica (okay whined at her incessantly) if she could make something epic for us to wear to the event, and I told her about my love for the creations of Haider Ackermann. He's a Belgian designer that is simply the master of drapery, and I heart his work so hard. Moni had a look and took her own special view of his style and turned it into something that had me weak at the knees.
She knows just what I love, and so she sprinkled it liberally with high fashion spikes, sparkly black diamonds and a Gagaesque crown. Because me constantly wearing the last one she made pissed off Elusye so much.
It's going to be released in the Miamai store under the Black Label marque on the 30th of April - this weekend - and it's named Spellbound, so look out for it. I'm also in the Olja hair from LeLutKa and my beloved Brent skin from CheerNo.
The good news for the ladies is that Monica created a companion piece for herself to wear by my side, this is the breathtakingly daring Rapt.
She didn't know I was going to blog her, she thought I was just taking vendor shots. So be kind and everyone tell her how pretty she looks, please.
She is also wearing the Monica skin by Glam Affair that was named for her, and you can see almost all of it in these pics. This is also the new LeLutKa hair called SJ which is the one they released the other day that WASN'T the one on every second blog.
I promise this wasn't just one big ad for my boss, I freakin' LOVED these two designs and I would have blogged them no matter who made them, I swear. And just to finish this off I'm going to show you the emerging morphing talent of Strawberry Singh. She really wants you to ask her to make these kinds of pics, she does. Plus she threatened to kill me if I dared to post her backfired revenge.
Berry? That's not a stake. THIS is a stake!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I haven't battled in SL for ages - might break a nail or something, yanno? There's no need to worry about my manlycure any more though. I have been slathering over this gauntlet and bracer set, the "Redemption : Hands Of Fate" by [TCR] on Marketplace for a while now. They are CCS Enhanced with extra melee attack points, a built in curse that slows your opponent and is very low lag in a fighting situation.
But most importantly....
They are simply beautiful.
I love that in SL there is no need to sacrifice form for function.
I've also been wanting to blog this C-001 Military Style Sci-Fi Suit by Vanilla C Designs for a while also, I'm loving all over the figure hugging suppleness of this leather. I've bought a few of Vanilla's gothic style suits and when she released this I was quite happily surprised. She sent me a notecard asking if I'd like a review copy, but I'd already bought it a week earlier. Can't get a more genuine endorsement than that, can you? It also comes in a femme version ladies, and it's just as hot. I'm also wearing a facial tattoo from White Widow named Sun, I was lucky enough to win a giftcard to the lovely Julie Hasting's wonderful store a couple of months ago and I walked out with almost the entire inventory.... and still wanted more.
I'm finishing off with mine most beloved Brent skin by CheerNo, Apocalypse X hair from _ZION_ and eyes named The Hunger - Satiated by Insufferable Dastard.
And satiated is something that I will never, ever be. Never stop pushing out the wearable art please, Creators of Second Life. There's still a lot of us out here that love you for it.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Mild mannered blogger by day, this man has a dark secret. No, not the old vampire thing; another one. When his day's work is done at the office he becomes a total cliche and dresses up to fight crime. He morphs into the lethal, the intrepid, the amazingly well accessorised.....
F I R E C R O T C H !
Okay so I also tossed up the idea of "Butane Balls" and "Flame Tits" but you get the general idea. When Faint Paulse of Ladies Who Lunch passed me her new items last week for the Little Big Shop Event (more on that in a bit) I did my usual thing of gibbering all over her in embarrassing fanboi glee and then wondered how the hell I was gonna make them work. It was going to take all my mad powers of styling - and yep that was it, that was the genesis of this look right there. The REAL fun part came in when I got to beat up Ronald McDonald for his shoes.
Seriously; do you have any idea of how hard it is to find a great sculpted cape in SL? I looked for a WEEK. And you may also notice with this entry that my pictures suck a little less than usual, that's because I'm now running a great new 2gig graphics card that made my computer quiver in fear when I waved the thing threateningly at it. So yay for shadows and a decent resolution FINALLY.
So to what I'm wearing.
The Combustible Brassiere - or in this case MANSSIERE - is also available in Monsoon and was created for the Little Big Shop event; this is a fundraising event to help provide water to people living in India and Africa where just one single dollar can give a child clean drinking water for an entire year. This TLBSE is also helping locally within SL; it's a programme where larger established stores can help mentor small new ones to develop their skills and networking/marketing knowledge. It opened on the 15th of April and runs right through to the 15th of May and its worth a visit if for no other reason than to admire the specially created artwork by some of SL's most creative minds.
Hair - Kaos in Nova Black by Vanity Hair
Glasses on Forehead - Goscan in Silver by GOS
Skin - Brent on Gold Base by CheerNo
Dark Makeup - MoMake2 by Monica Outlander of Miamai (Sorry this one is not for sale!)
Red Makeup - Cheek Stripes in Red by Nuuna's Skins
Bodysuit - BodyPOP in Yellow by CheerNo
Gloves and Legs - From the wondermous Spiral set by Gilded - thanks again Kras!
Boots - Margay in Yellow by Ordinary Design