The whole steampunk thing.. it was a hopeful look ahead to a future where industry and invention would make our lives easier, more wonderful, more interesting. I never quite understood the aesthetic until I got to SL. Since Linden Lab has been tinkering with the innards of SL and our clients, I thought I would try tinkering myself and put on a few gears and gadgets of my own.
I met BlakOpal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar at Burning Life last year. That’s the magic of BL—you end up bumping into all sorts of cool people, and BlakOpal and Trilobyte definitely qualify as cool. Their textures and building are unparalleled for steampunk. Check out this absolutely exquisite ensemble, complete in everyway from the hat on top to the beautiful boots.
There is so much here to look at, one doesn’t know where to start first. There’s the cute top hat leading to the eye piece (which itself has an incredible texture with light reflecting off the glass) to the choker with its ribbons, the bodice, the crazy belt with a riot of gears, and the richly textured skirts.
The most brilliant touch is the sleeve insets with rotating pieces. A photo can’t do it justice. There are little rings whirling inside rings, tortured toruses rotating around a central glowing… thing.. and little drills adding a vicious touch.
The great thing about this get-up is that it comes with everything but the hair. You even get the boots. A close up on the boots shows you how wonderful the textures are.
yukitan Farrjones and WAKA flow have rebuilt and reopened their store, no longer a little boutique jam packed with freebies and hidden away in an obscure sim. (I am talking about a store that proceeded the one most people know.) This new store is much more luxurious and stocked with the many new designs W&Y are making, including their new model line. Shown here is non-beaded version of a hair they gave away at their opening. It’s a great shape and really well rendered. There is a reason W&Y has this new store—they do great work.
May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future
Hair: W&Y AGATA Model 05 A by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y
Skin: ::Tuli:: Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *
Ensemble: BlakOpal Mechanique Steampunk Outfit by blakopal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar for BlakOpal