The Collector

The Collector

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton

The Collector

If SL is a fantasy world, than my fantasy is to be an art collector. In fact, at one time, I indulged in that fantasy and had my own little person gallery of art I had collected, but now I just enjoy it in my own home. I found that I could be a fantasy art collector at a new site called curiator.com (apply for an invite), in which people can exchange their favorite art and build a collection, perhaps finding more by their favorite artists and learning about new artists. Consider it a Pinterest for fine art. (I am Harper Beresford on there as well—find me.)

For this blog entry, I imagined an art collector with a country home—a modern villa with plenty of wall space for hanging paintings and sketches and photographs. (I do realize art encompasses more than this, but indulge me here.) I pulled some pieces from my collection on curiator.com and put them up on the walls and went to town with new items from FaMESHed and Collabor88.

The Collector

Cory Edo has made a collection for FaMESHed with a sort of postmodern bent. With suggestions of earlier periods, she mixes funky with traditionalism, modernist curvy lines with varied surfaces to offer a set that seems eclectic and pulled together all at once. The furniture features a variety of PG, and if you choose to upgrade, adult poses which will make it very versatile. And I even snuck in BabyChampagne Sass’s modern trunk (as my art collector travels back and forth quite a bit).

The Collector

Putting this collection in the villa that Cory is offering at Collabor88 was a no-brainer. It all fit together. The villa itself has a large open space with two rooms off the main space and three levels climbing up. She offers it in a shadowed white, which you can customize to your pleasure. I tinted the floor and several walls to pop color in our art collector’s house and give a tension to this modern but homey space. As always she offers privacy settings, pull down blinds, and locks on the doors so art thieves can’t creep in.

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Tya Fallingbridge’s dining room set at FaMESHed is a gorgeous addition to this house. With color change built into the table and credenza and changeable fabrics on the chairs, it’s entirely customizable. The modern lines of the chairs and credenza compliment the more traditional round table and provide a handsome or beautiful look to a dining room (depending on your styling).

The Collector

Our art collector is, of course, eclectic and stylish and I tried to show this with a black pantsuit that Spooky Mistwallow has made for the Black Fair. Coupled with strappy stylish shoes from TeamRedgrave (made orange to pop), the look is sleek but also colorful, especially with Maxi Gossamer’s Limited Bazaar jewelry. Funky nails from Giela Delpaso mix it up in this colorful assemblage.

The Collector

I used the elegant gold shadowed skin from Izzie Button, a feature at the Black Fair, as my palette. With dark brows and sleekly lined eyes, the skin has a neutral lip, perfect for our art collector. And a casual wavy flip from Chiaki Xue completes the look—she doesn’t want to look contrived.

The Collector

We have art in order not to die of the truth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*45(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Izzie’s – Kaelyn Skin pale DB (gold) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Outfit: :KR: Glamstreet Pantsuit – Black by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock, available at the Black Fair *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelet – Tarifa Neon by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Limited Bazaar *

Shoes: – Shoes Grace – 12colors R / REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

House:

Trompe Loeil – Modern Villa by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Furniture:

Trompe Loeil – Oceania Brights Collection by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Cohen Dining Set by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

{{BSD Design studio}}Model offshore luggage brown by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at SL Fashion Week *

::PopArt:: Iwanca Lux vase by Fionna Cale for PopArt

:CP: Vita’s Lamp by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea

Rug Pale Paradise **Sweet Sorrows** by Colette Charleville for Sweet Sorrows

Pixelated Petals- Zen Bowl Set  and Pixelated Petals- Glass block vase w/orchids by Miko Omegamu for Pixelated Petals

MESHWORX – Flute Floor Lamp v3b (Mod/copy Only) by Loz Hyde for Meshworx

Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Gold & White by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Wedge Table Lamp by Kaerri Rae by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri

Medallion Rug by Szabo Horn, no longer available

Art by:

Robert Rauschenberg

Michael Wolf

David Hochbaum

Jeremy Geddes

Richard Avedon

Hiroshi Yoshida

Oleg Dou

Banksy

Gracie and the Real Girl

I met Gracie Kendal when I first went to Tiphares. We have known each other for some time, and I would be lying if I said we were besties, but we certainly do like each other tons. I asked Gracie to provide a guest blog because she has done very specific work centered around her avatar. She wants me to mention that she is an artist—and she is—but her work is so much more than mere art. It’s an incredibly personal statement about her identity

Gracie Kendal is a woman who has been seeking her way in her first life using her second life as a mirror, a vessel for her identity, a means of growing both personally and artistically. Gracie, who is now an instructor in art, did her entire masters thesis using SL. She explored the embodiment of Gracie, her avatar self, to understand the embodiment of Kris, her human self. You can read more about Gracie.. and Kris.. at www.kristineschomaker.net and see pieces of her thesis at The Gracie Kendal Project.

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

How can I be myself when I’m immersed in thousands of advertisements, TV shows and movies every day persuading, influencing, telling me who to be? How can I be myself when I am constantly being judged and criticized by family and friends for not living up to their expectations? How can I be myself when I don’t have control? Ralph Waldo Emerson was right, It will be my greatest accomplishment to be able to find myself amongst the constant barrage of “something else” out there. I wonder what Emerson would have thought about avatars. It is funny, creating this virtual representation of myself, this ideal figure, this avatar I control, I can be myself. Is she my doll? When I was a kid, I played with Barbies. I wanted to be a Barbie. Who didn’t? Now, I have become my own “doll” which I project my hopes, fears, passions and imagination on while I explore this amazing path of self exploration.

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This is Gracie. Gracie is me. I am Gracie. Her clothes help define us. Her signature paint pants were given to her by a great friend who said, “OMG you have to have these.” As he said, “they’ll look much better on you, than me.” I laughed. The black t-shirt from Coco, is amazing. The detail in the wrinkling and seams help make it seem real and natural. Gracie’s shoes are the fabulous UBU PornStar Hi-Tops. I especially love the detail of the writing on the toes and the ability to change color and pattern. This outfit, that Gracie wears all the time, is also what I (Kris) wears in the real world most of the time; Jeans, a black V-neck tshirt and Converse. Gracie is me.

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In her 4 years of existence Gracie has had the same shape from Alady, and only one other skin. Her current skin from Redgrave helps show off her blue eyes and bright smile. Another signature to Gracie’s look is her Artilleri Rhinestone retro glasses. While I wear glasses in real life, I felt it was important for Gracie to also have some stylish artsy specs. Her nose ring and Kaj <3 bracelet were created by my great friend Jordan, owner of Jordans Jewelry. These are both representations of two amazing long time friends in SL. The only thing that Gracie changes a little more often is hair. I mean come on, with so many amazing hair stylists out there, you just have to. Right? Her current hair, is Truth Linda champagne. The one constant as far as hair goes, is that Gracie always stays blond. That is who Gracie is.

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Radiohead sang, “I don’t care if it hurts- I want to have control- I want a perfect body- I want a perfect soul.” With Gracie’s help, I am trying to find “my” control through “my” perfect body and “my” perfect soul. Whatever that is.

Hair: >TRUTH< Linda – champagne by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: O4B Moon Pale Skin / blue (light-brows) *REDGRAVE* by Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE

Shape: AladyShapes68SlaveGirlCcup by Tracey Sassoon for ALady

Top: *COCO*_V-neckTee (black) by Cocoru Lemon for Coco

Pants: Painter Jeans created by Forseti Svarog (unknown where they came from)

Glasses: /artilleri/ Rhinestone Retro! BLACK by Antonia Marat for Artilleri

Nose Piercing: Jordan*s Diamond Nose Piercing by Jordan Morgenrote for Jordan’s Jewelry

Bracelet: Kaj <3 bracelet, blk cord (rs) by Jordan Morgenrote for Jordan’s Jewelry

Key: CFF- Heartwork Wind Up Key by Canolli Capalini for Capalini Fine Furnishings

Shoes: PornStar Hi-Tops MultiColor v2 by Coke Dreadlow for Urban Bomb Unit

Dianthus

There is a perennial in a pot near my garage that comes back year after year, surprisingly. It’s merely protected by a small pine tree in the pot and probably exposed to everything—the downpours pounding off the roof of the garage, the pine needles piling up around it, shredded from the neighbor’s tree, big clumps of snow heaped onto it after a snowstorm. That poor little flower suffers the vicissitudes of nature and yet comes back again and again to greet us with her joyful color and smile.

Dianthus

Eshi Otawara’s newest dress brings that dianthus to mind, least of all because she has stamped a flower resembling the dianthus all over this ensemble. (Eshi is her own kind of dianthus—always greeting me with her beautiful smile.) One thing about Eshi’s body of work in SL—it’s consistent. It makes sense from piece to piece. There is a clear sensibility and voice to it. Eshi knows how to weigh the elements and make them into cohesive, coherent pieces that fit into a larger body of work. It’s a rare gift that we have an artist use SL’s medium with such dexterity and strength of vision. I can only think of Scope Cleaver matching Eshi’s skill with SL.

Dianthus

There is something almost Victorian about this ensemble with its ornate hip pieces, skirts and broad bustle and trailing train. Maybe it’s the satiny textures or the lace or the almost rococo fans bookending the hips. Surely the beautiful crenellated shells on the hips emphasize the ornate theme of the ensemble. Probably it’s that beautiful blossom of a hat, perched on the head and pinned through with one of Eshi’s characteristic oversized head skewer pins that brings a Victorian flower to mind.

Dianthus

What makes the ensemble even more cleverly designed is its versatility. She includes a pants suit with a simple hip wrap and the more ornate hip pieces you see above. She includes the absolutely adorable purse as well and the elegant gloves. She also gives you a short skirt that can be stripped down to this ensemble. When Eshi makes something, she works on it until it’s complete, adding and removing pieces until it’s right. It reminds me of a quote I once heard about how to know when a poem is finished.. when you’re adding and removing the same comma over and over.

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I can only grace Eshi’s work with a most delicate skin. This skin, by Brendon Papp, is gently colored, not bent on outshining this brilliant work but quietly and beautifully supporting it. I have been looking at these skins for the past day and am enrapt with their coloring and delicateness.

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A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.  ~ William Carlos Williams

Hair: Kin-Cricket-[Black] by Kin Keiko for Kin

Skin: !Imabee: Stigma – Umeko – Rainforest / DKbrow by Brendon Papp for Imabee

Ensemble: Aria Pompadour (Rouge) by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara *

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Red by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Life In the Age of Gaga

If Lady Gaga ever enters Second Life (which is highly improbable), she would find herself at home. Her psychics-defying outfits, her outre and untouchable sexuality, her “alienness,” as James Parker calls it in his great essay, “The Last Pop Star,” in this month’s Atlantic.

If Lady Gaga ever walked into SL, I would take her directly over to Eshi Otawara and say, “RL Diva, meet SL Diva.” And I would tell Eshi, “Have at it.” Something would happen, and I lay odds it would be something good.

Life in the Age of Gaga

Eshi’s latest outfit, a nod to feminist representation because it’s an artistic take on a female body part (it’s called the “Deadly Kitten Dress”—get it?), would suit Lady Gaga just fine. How often have we seen the giant male “attachment” in SL, the one the newbies wear running around Neva’s, poking everything in sight, the one that gets constructed over and over again in buildings and forums and blogs (I am speaking somewhat metaphorically here, of course). Isn’t it time we took the female avatar for what it is and make her show what she’s got?

Life in the Age of Gaga

That little gem dangling in the middle there? Yeah, it’s what you think it is. The folds of replicated sculpties surrounding the ensemble and textured with satin ruching? Yep. The furry fronds all around? Yep, those too. Eshi has set the flexi on them so that they take forever to fall into place—kind of like the slow opening and response of the organ which they are meant to decorate. This isn’t slambamthankyouma’am. Eshi, just like Lady Gaga, keeps giving us a great show. And just like Lady Gaga, there’s a lot more to it than shock value (though that does play in).

Life in the Age of Gaga

So what are we to make of this overt representation? And how is Eshi like Lady Gaga? They are both women, women whose aim is to take their visibility, make art of it and make more of it than has ever been done before. (This is why Parker calls Lady Gaga “The Last Pop Star” in his article. He thinks she will never be topped. I am not sure Eshi will either.)

Life in the Age of Gaga

“Watching her stalk onstage with her retinue, one has a particular sensation—of aberrant sensibilities on the march, rive gauche visions, a whole underworld of transgression breaking the surface.” ~ James Parker

Hair: [LCKY] Daikirai – Black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: [LeLutka]-LOLA_stan-makeup4(D Brows)hairbase and [LeLutka]-LOLA -Lipstic_German Red by Minnu Palen for Lelutka

Ensemble: Deadly Kitten Dress – Red by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara *

Art Opening

I have a friend in SL who is an avid art collector in SL and RL. The number of art shows this guy has been to has to be monumental. I personally have only been to a few in RL. There is a certain woman I always see, however, at these shows.

Art Opening

She is always thin, perpetually has a glass of red wine in her hand, and her hair is a study in planned insouciance (in this case planned by Rosie Lavochkin). She’s always slightly tipsy, her bold lipstick kissed on the edge of the glass, her sweater slipping off her gleaming shoulder. This sweater, from Mat Kungler, makes a perfect sweater for her… it’s loose and free but beautifully knit. You can tell it cost quite a penny but she wears it casually.

She also has on a pair of dressier slacks—usually something satiny to dress up the sweater and thin the silhouette. In this case a pair of expensive straight leg pants that bunch around the ankle from Morphine Janick—a bit wrinkly because our art lover doesn’t care if she looks a little tossed and turned.

Art Opening

She is missing one of the statement necklaces I see so many women like this wear, but she has the necklace and bracelet she picked up one of her trips to Mexico (from Kuranosuke Kamachi  and Bella Bombast respectively), and a quite expensive belt slung around her hips she got in a little boutique in Santa Fe. In fact, you can hear the clink and jangle of her bracelets as she flits around the room, smell the perfume waft behind her, see her lipstick a little smudged in the corners of her mouth as she engages in lively conversation. She’s got the room in her hand. She knows it.

Art Opening

As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. ~ Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Hair: Luxi – Burgundy by Rosie Lavochkin for Deviant Designs

Skin: *YS & YS* Andrea 08 Precious by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS* *

Sweater: ::SM::. CATARINE SWEATER RED by Mat Kungler for Sensual Mistery

Pants: [SG*] Monocrom – Red/ Pants (woman) by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Belt: [PM] Sol Leather Belt – Black w/Silver by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode

Earrings: =DeLa*= Earring “Claudia” Black by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=

Bracelet: -=UZURI=- Ghalong Bracelet by Bella Bombast for -=UZURI=-

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Black by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Poetic Youth

I have written before about the artistry of creators in SL, the overwhelming vastness of talent and vitality present and laid on various prims and shape meshes in the name of commerce or art. What has disappointed me is that artists who choose to sell their work commercially are not acknowledged as such—they are “fashionistas” or “developers” or most crudely, “skin makers.” However, some of the young artists who choose to follow the commercial path are bringing art to the masses and are some of the best the grid has.

Poetic Youth

LeeZu Baxter is one such artist. I continually see her working over and over her theme of textures and silhouettes, pulling this and that out of previous creations—a texture from a corset she once made, a twisted garter from a piece of lingerie, a colorway from a set of pants and jackets—to make something new and as confounding as the last piece (now what am I going to do with this toplessness?). This is how vision works—it doesn’t run higgledy piggledy from one theme to the next. The artist can only sing her way–her voice comes out clearly in each piece. I see this in LeeZu as I see it in Eshi Otawara’s work. I don’t think I will ever get tired of LeeZu’s pastiche or Eshi’s flowers.

Poetic Youth

Our skin artist is Korean—Sopha Portal. Her skins at My UglyDorothy challenge the status quo. This one, with orangey freckles and sweet buttoned-up thin lips, is girlish but not girly, pale and pretty with its desexualized strangely pink/orange nipples and odd short penciled eyebrows.

Lamb Bellic keeps wedging herself into my posts. The kids at Tableau have sketched out a vision for an alternative SL universe, one where fashionistas wear sometimes dowdy hair cuts to devastating effects, where glamour emerges from a gawky teenager’s ministrations with her hair rather than from the pages of Vogue, where Tavi Gevinson emerges as the voice of fashion. (Say it ain’t so!)

Poetic Youth

And then we have our friend flopsie McArdle, who has her own fascinating voice, as shown on her sim Iron Fist. On the other side of her corndog and Atari set, wedged between the BMX and the banana seat bikes, she is selling these cute practical shoes, at once festive with their colored stitching and double buckles, and awkward with their ugly duckling shape. I am a huge fan of flopsie. She evokes something so achingly familiar and humorously nostalgic in her work, from the ennui of flopping backwards on a orange vinyl ottoman to the romance of a walking through an empty subway. (Speaking of corn dogs, I have a huge version from flopsie–I mean freaking huge–on the roof of my own studio. People who notice it are always astounded and then tickled.)

Poetic Youth

Ah youth!

Hair: !lamb. Bang Bang – Rotten Carrot (sideways bangs) by Lamb Bellic for !lamb

Skin: *MY UGLYDOROTHY -Magaret07(Red) by Sopha Portal for My UglyDorothy

Outfit: [LeeZu!] Pariizian Suit /air by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Shoes: SMERSH Those Shoes GREY by flopsie McArdle for SMERSH

The Art on My Back

I have always tried to be a proponent of the artistry of the people who work in SL, be they builders, graphic artists, virtual goods makers. Putting a cost on content is not a disclaimer for someone’s art—it’s the necessity of feeding the artist. So all the creations I show with my avatar are beautiful pieces of art that I collect and savor.

The Art on My Back

The first artist on tap is Anyusha Lilienthal, whose pretty dress is the basis of this entire ensemble. With its lovely paisley on green textures, almost Indian print, and its lovely skirt (with shifting alpha textures that are used in a very effective way to make the skirt seem light and floaty), this dress is a must have for the pretty and casual girl.

Then add on the wings that Feather Boa, the one self-proclaimed artist of the group, has offered as a gift at her gallery. With their steampunk aesthetic (a cool little engine on the back), whirring gears and pretty glowy animated sculpty wings, they are a lovely piece of wearable art that she is offering as a gift to friends and fans.

The Art on My Back

I show an absolutely beautiful necklace from Manna Yoshikawa. The textures have amazing depth and patina for both the metal and precious stone part of the necklace. And she cleverly includes a tie at the back with flexi tails, adding grace to an already lovely piece.

The beautiful boots from LeeZu Baxter and Enktan Gully that I have been so fond of showing lately make an appearance here. The textures and bohemian shape match the dress in their artistry and beauty.

Finally, I show a newer skin from Tuli Asturias. The freshness of the copper lip compliments the dress beautifully. I could not have had a better color combo.

The Art on My Back

Fluttering my wings:

Hair: [Uw.7R]  Hinata-Hair   size-L   Noble brown by Din Raymaker for Uw.St

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: * Ibizarre Harlow Dress (green) by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre

Necklace: .:MANNA:. Mayween L’aventuriere (Necklace)  by Manna Yoshikawa for .:MANNA:.

Boots: .*Courtisane*. La Vivien /Greens by LeeZu Baxter and Enktan Gully for *Courtisane* *

Wings: Digital Angel Wings 3.0 by Feathers Boa available at Feathers Bay Gallery

Written while listening to Chuva by Luciana Souza. Thank goodness for songs in Brazilian.

Eshi, my sweet Eshi

You fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

~ Margaret Atwood

Eshi Otawara has a lot of fangrrls and fanbois. I happen to be one of them. Actually, I am more than a fan—I am her “stalker.” Almost every night I call Eshi on her home phone and leave her a message, usually in the vein of “Where are you? Pick up!” I “stalk” her because Eshi is a real life friend of mine, a great friend, one of the best I have.

Eshi, sweet Eshi

So with full disclosure, I am showing you this stunning piece Eshi donated for auction for RFL named Kabuki limited. I modeled it and then snatched it out of the hands of another bidder because from the moment I first laid eyes on it, I had to have it. Besides Eshi, I have the only existing copy in Second Life. Lion Jonesford of Lion Skins was generous enough to make the skin for this ensemble, which is also a one-of-a-kind.

Eshi, sweet Eshi

Why is it that Eshi is such a big deal? Well she has a big community of fans behind her—that’s true. One has to wonder how—she is outspoken, abrasive, rambunctious and obnoxious.

She also has one of the warmest hearts of anyone I have met. She has great integrity, generosity of time and spirit, and a real talent and vision for creation in Second Life. She is the genuine deal.

Her personality is clearly exhibited in her work. While there are billowing, almost airy skirts, brilliant saturated colors juxtaposed with black and white, shimmering curves and sweeping feathers, beautiful Asian-inspired birds and lovely floating petals, there are also signs of her bold, almost aggressive personality—an oversized hat pin shoved through the head (complete with ironically sweet anime flower), hair pulled back in a long exaggerated ponytail (but not one millimeter longer to push it from artistic into absurd), arms thinned and elongated by shimmering toruses, fish hooks emerging from a skirt and hovering around the body as a sort of armor. The tension between Eshi’s incredible goodness and her deep darkness imbues her work.

Eshi, sweet Eshi

Eshi is a brilliant designer, taking the challenges of building in SL and making them seem like “features not bugs.” She combines tortured prims, sculpties, and flexis in ways no one has thought to do and does it effortlessly. And she echoes the true shapes that are now being seen on real catwalks. (One just has to look at the current roll of new designers to see Eshi’s toruses perched on heads and clustered on limbs, her feathers sweeping behind.)

Eshi, sweet Eshi

Here’s the Fishook dress. (One of 30 in SL, and no longer available. Y’all should have bought it when she was a fledgling dressmaker!)

Eshi, sweet Eshi

Eshi will be the first to admit she doesn’t have graphics training. Her Photoshop skills are still developing. This isn’t about skill (though the girl can do things with prims and textures on prims that the rest of can only dream of).

What Eshi has is a beautiful and unique vision and an ability to think around the normal artistic and design discourses we all fall into in and out of SL.

There is simply no one else like her.

The info:

Hair: Otohime Black Kabuki by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara /Chambre du Chocolat

Skin: Eshi & LionSkins-Kabuki (one-of-a-kind) by Lion Jonesford of Lion Skins

Dress: Kabuki (one-of-a-kind) by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara /Chambre du Chocolat

More info:

Hair: ::DK:: Rigel – White Black by Helyanwe Vindaloo for Deviant Kitties

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T2 Venetian Red BLK by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: Fishook Dress (black)- Chambre du Chocolat (Limited) by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara /Chambre du Chocolat

Eshi’s store is gone. If you would like to see Eshi’s work exhibited in a manner that befits it, visit her exhibit at the Locus sim designed by DB Bailey. Eshi’s pieces are shown with textiles from the Stanford University Library.