Saturday, February 6, 2010

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

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When I first decided to blog more seriously as a boy in this space, I hung out with a few actual boys and began to slowly soak up their style. I admit that I never paid attention to what men wore in SL before this -- it seemed unnecessary. Besides, wasn't male adornment simply jeans and a t-shirt and maybe a bracelet? I was very wrong. There are all kinds of subtle details of outfit that I didn't really think about, like finger tape, the right tattoo, the right facial piercing, maybe a good belt or a watch, definitely a hat. It was a learning process, and I have to thank those folks for helping guide my boy's style. Hence this week's homage, in honor of the guy who inspired my boy avatar to own more underpants than my girl. Lol.

I stole my shirt right off of Tact Arida's back (he's so cute!). The too-tight So Many Styles pants are in honor of severine Morrisey, who is always making me question whether he's gay or European :D. And the hair is the final hair in this week of homage, Gritty Kitty's DaVinci Reloaded. It defines a moment in style, I think, for that perfect "I don't give a shit about my hair, that's why I'm going to put on this hat and look fabulous" look. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

Go see the other six posts in Gritty Kitty hair, if you like: Hathair, Bubble Gum, Duck, Jack, Carnegie, and Thursday.

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***Eyes: Poetic Color autumn oak
***Tattoo: Alices Garden tattoo - macy
***Boots: (Shiny Things) Xing boots - black
***Hair: Gritty Kitty: Davinci reloaded in wheat
***Tape: SiniStyle taped fingers and black nails
***Necklace: Naith Smit Anchor wink chain
***Shirt: *Connors* VCS Dark
***Skin: Muism Aaron Shoreditch A1 Pale
***Jeans: So Many Styles skinny jeans purple FLF 27 (for 50L Friday)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sock eaters anonymous

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It was a teaching day again today, so I'll keep it short. First, my necklace is a locket carefully crafted by a cute little furry boy. If you click it, the heart opens and reveals a picture (you can change the texture to whatever you want) on one side, an image of a music box on the other. Music tinkles from the locket… (SLURL to Dokutoku)

The dress is another perfect creation from G*Field. I do so love this shop, it appeals to the dainty little lolita in me (who carries a picture of her boy-self in that locket, actually, hm). The hair is an old one from Gritty Kitty, the Thursday. It's still one of the cutest tophat and pony-knot in SL, proof that good quality lasts. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

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***Hair: Gritty Kitty Thursday - black
***Undies: Schadenfreude Dove Striped Pants
***Dress: G*Fields Classic Dress "Clea" in turquoise
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Imogene ankle boots in grey
***Skin: Pink Fuel Skye Honey - oopsie version
***Necklace: Dokutoku Rolo's heart locket

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

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Ever get into a compromising-looking situation with your avatar only to totally crash and get logged back in at HELP ISLAND 008 ? Well, *cough*, let's just say I hastily threw on a pair of pants. This is why I accidentally donned the wrong pants cuffs for the bottom photo! Anyway, this post is about the ~silentsparrow~ suit sale going on now at the main store. 50% off everything in the suit room, so I took the opportunity to pick up a version of this very, very pretty suit for my boy avvie here. (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~)

"Why'd you name that Carnegie?" I asked him. "Because it was practice." Practice or not, the Gritty Kitty Carnegie hair is hella cute, with two long elven feelers escaping the pulled-back ponytail to dangle against the chin. Another fine hairdo for men, women and elves. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

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***Eyes: Poetic Color Eyes - wolf dark
***Horns: Schadenfreude Kinder Horns
***Ears: SLink Sachara Elf Ears long chains n rings
***Pants cuffs: ~silentsparrow's~ aconite pants cuffs somehow snuck into my outfit. D'oh!
***Shoes: Redgrave aviator loafers in black
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Carnegie - blonde
***Suit: ~silentsparrow~ House of Leaves suit in soot
***Skin: Den Dou Eito - pale - /05 Eyeliner

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy fecking Valentine's?

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A few weeks ago HUZ released this tattoo, which I've dubbed the saddest tattoo in Second Life. It gives you instructions on how to be emo, just in case you missed them back in high school. I thought the tattoo worked well with my completely unintentional Valentine's Day theme. I'm wearing the Nomine Rusted Jeans in Valentines color as well. He's all ready for a bad romance! (SLURL to HUZ) (SLURL to Nomine)

The hair is a relatively new release from Gritty Kitty, the Jack. It has a little toque, and I really like how the hairline is peeking out the top of the hat. Well done, thar, buddeh. It only occured to me afterwards that my poor avvie is now a dead ringer for Marcel Marceau in his toque and gloves :D. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

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***Cigarette: Naith Smit Cigarette
***Boots: Grasp si*na leather boots/brown
***Tattoos: HUZ Emo-tional; and the underwear layer for amnesia for him snuck in.
***Skin: Ugly Duck Lucifer - Wept
***Jeans: Nomine Rusted Jeans - Valentines
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Jack - ash
***Necklace: Nomine DopeSick Necklace - dilaudid black
***Shirt: I was going to put a shirt on him and then thought: No, no.
***Poses: Lazy Places

Bump that track

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Yesterday, a friend of mine interviewed me about Second Life. He's not a player, but had some good questions about the meaning of fashion in this space. As I said to him, I think it goes beyond clothing, simply because you can manipulate your entire being with no regard for physics or physiques. It made me pause to think: I can be anything I want in Second Life. Do I really want to be a bipedal mammal?

Leaving that thought where it is, I really like what Anya Ohmai is doing with her silhouettes collection. The prims are quirky and well-fitted, and I like the starkly wearable colors and cuts of the outfits. The hair is, of course, Gritty Kitty (post three!). It's Duck, and reminds me a lot of my dad's earnestly professorial hair in the 70s. It should go with a full shaggy hippie beard, but that wouldn't have looked good with this frock. (SLURL to Ohmai) (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

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***Eyes: Poetic Color eyes in autumn - oak
***Ears: SLink Sachara Elf Ears small with frogs & beads
***Jacket: Ohmai Hamilton Military in Nilenudist
***Dress: Ohmai Silhouettes - Surface Two
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Duck in rusty
***Shoes: SLink 50L Friday Winkles heels in black
***Skin: Pink Fuel Skye (Milk) - Pink sugar - flushed - light brow

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Is it crossdressing if I'm female?

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Hunain Bellic of HUZ has created a spare, elegant new look for his store. The launch party is coming up, but if you want a sneak preview (and a look at some of his new tattoos for the release), they're currently up in his shop. I love this Henna Reborn design. I understand that henna is actually reserved for women in some cultures, but I suspect that the laws can be a little relaxed in a space like Second Life. (Also. I'm female. So…uh, yeah.) There are plenty of manly tattoos at HUZ too, including the EMO-tion one that I forgot to post about. (SLURL to HUZ)

I'm not sure why Acha spends so much time on the beach during the winter, but he's done it enough to get a tan line :D. It's probably the influence of living in Florida, eh? Today is the second post in Gritty Kitty hair week, and I'm actually wearing hair made for a girl, Bubble Gum. It has two cute little pigtails in the back, and is unisex enough that my girlieboy here can pull it off. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

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***Hair: Gritty Kitty Bubble Gum - ash
***Horns: Schadenfreude Kinder Horns
***Necklace: Studio Sidhe Bone & Silver engraved choker
***Eyes: Den-Dou Glance Eyes /Lightgrey
***Sandals: (Shiny Things) Boho Sandals - brown
***Tattoos: HUZ Henna Reborn - black faded
***Piercings: House of Darcy The Draw
***Swim trunks - Plastik Valerian - Short - Nautica
***Skin: Cheerno GloX - Venus. SUM#1 MK.1 EB.B (with tan lines :D )

Monday, February 1, 2010

Homages

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What picture would you put in a locket? I guess it's what you'd hold close to your heart -- a warm memory, certain people, a moment in which nothing seems dark. ~silentsparrow~ released a lovely locket to match the Chapiteau set. The bottom is a cute animal cameo, the lid contains the photograph of your choice. (You can see hyasynth and I as gryphon pirates if you click the super-large flickr link.) I'm wearing the locket with ~silentsparrow's~ new Kurai jacket too -- a cropped tailcoat. I really like how shrugs look on my boy avatar. Must be his feminine side, eh? (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~)

Also, this is Gritty Kitty hair week. I'm going to be in nothin' but the Kitty for the next five days…just because. Today's style is Hathair, cute and close-cropped enough to show off my elegantly bejeweled SLink ears. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

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***Hair: Gritty Kitty hathair - ash
***Ears: SLink Sachara Elf Ears Long - foxy hoops
***Pants: ~silentsparrow~ (soot) Gloomy Jeans
***Boots: [NC plus] Boots007 black
***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ (ash) Kurai jacket
***Skin: Ugly Duck Raphael skin (lightbrows/clean shaven/freckles)
***Shirt: Schadenfreude Ivory Oxford
***Locket: ~silentsparrow~ chapiteau locket

Omnom

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I stared at this skin for a long time before getting the demo. Did I really need a skin with a little overbite? Then I put on the demo and grudgingly admitted that it looked nice on me; I suppose it's a case of cuteness overcoming my staunch resistance to the new. This is the Keiko skin by Den-Dou, and never fear -- if you dislike the open mouth, the skin folder comes with a closed-mouth variety too. I'm elfing up today in MichaMi's new Rhia dress. Her clothing is so nicely-made and timelessly tasteful that you can pretend to be anything you like in them, from a little elven druid to a socialite. (SLURL to Den-Dou) (SLURL to MichaMi)

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***Necklace: Magika Leather Bow Necklace
***Boots: Sakka Studio Lace Up Boots in Brown
***Gloves: from the Plastik strappy bodysuit
***Eyes: Schadenfreude Batflake Eyes
***Ears: SLink Sachara Ears
***Skin: Den-Dou Keiko skin in snow /06 Red (half-open)
***Dress: MichaMi Rhia in brown
***Hair: Junwave Sarina in apricot-brown

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ruffled but not like the potato product

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When I met Jackal Ennui, I asked her a little shyly, "Um…so who is Mr or Ms Lassitude?" She laughed. I've worn various timelessly amazing boots from Lassitude & Ennui for … literally years now, and she's finally made something new that suits HER perfectionistic tastes. These are the Imogene boots, sculpted with an invisiprim and a leg attachment. It has a gorgeous victorian shape, and the ruffles and rivets highlight the shape perfectly. (Go see them at Lassitude & Ennui!

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The sweater is a new creation from Ki2 -- if you notice, it's got two beautiful little broaches, one at the leg and one at the shoulder. I love the way it wraps. The skin is new from Amacci. The sweet, rosy, matte makeup suited my mood today. (SLURL to Ki2) (SLURL to Amacci)

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***Eyes: Den-dou eyes in aqua-blue
***Hair: Maitreya Nimue - Hazel
***Hat: Maitreya Unisex Beanie - wool wheat
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Imogene ankle boots - grey
***Pants: ~silentsparrow~ Chapiteau bloomers in (owl) for stumblebums
***Sweater: Ki2 Ursula sweater in blue with two broaches in sapphire
***Skin: Amacci ~ Felicia Skin (rose) - 12 Plum - cleavage