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.

Hot Winter

This post introduces SC Tracy, a friend and associate and a RL man! He is also now an occasional guest blogger for menswear right here. This doesn’t mean I will be giving up the menswear gig—just means SC is going to bring a different perspective to it once in a while. (Actually, this guest blog is here because SC spent so much time telling me to change my hair, my skin, and my shoes for the last menswear blog that I told him he should try it. So he did!)

Only on SL can I defy my mom’s perennial orders not to leave home during the winter with an open coat…or a shirt. I live in NYC so going and coming from the gym today in 22 degrees with a windchill of God-knows-what got me thinking the obvious: Winter’s different in SL–it isn’t cold.

Hot Winter

I took a trip to Coco Homme. In typical SC Tracy fashion, I got the Flight Jacket in both brown and black (I like to be prepared) so why not pick up the Slim Fit Pants in both black and white? Hey, what the hell, the Slim Jeans Belt, too. It turned out to be one of the easier ones to adjust the size of I’ve found.

The fit on the pants is perfect. I love the rise. The prim bottoms make it very easy to adjust the length for whatever shoe your wearing—like the old-school kicks I picked up from Soreal.

Hot Winter

The jacket is worthy of RL runway, sexy and a major construction. The zipper’s realism is a superb detail. A realistic weathered leather bound by great prim work throughout the design. Adjustable cuffs. Stitched black leather trim detailing front and back, a great collar shape and a cozy shearling lining.

Hot Winter

The kicks, well what can I say? As I wrote before about SOREAL Superstars, it’s hard to parlay a pair of prim kicks into a reason for living, but these come close. Scripted and easy to fit, and very authentic, down to the logo design on the heel, shell toe and broken-in detailing.

Hot Winter

Smokin:

Hair: Uw.St  Ilias-Hair type-B size-LL  black by Din Raymaker for Uw.St

Skin: *SaWoDe* Falcon Light Skin FACE 2 by WolfM Voyager for SaWoDe

Jacket:  *COCO*Homme_FlightJacket, Black by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Pants:  *COCO*Homme_SlimFitPants, Black by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Belt: *COCO*Homme_SlimJeansBelt, Black by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Tats: Roosters Dragon Tatoo Light by Achilles Hartshon for Roosters and Chix

Shoes: SOREAL Superstars by Kwamey Pinion for SOREAL

Poses by SC Tracy.

Wine and Roses

Every night someone somewhere in SL is experiencing a night out dancing, either as a beautiful woman dressed in a splendid ballgown or her dance partner, both enjoying watching the skirts swirling around them, the poetry of the movements.

Wine and Roses

Sascha Frangilli is an expert in helping create the fantasy with her beautiful and versatile ballgowns. Her latest offering, Trouble, comes in a myriad of colors. I chose to model the Choco as I am partial to earth tones. Once again, she offers the choice of several skirts, ranging from the huge “Battleship” to the thinner silhouette created by the “Sleek” skirt.

Wine and Roses

I styled this with a cute updo from Din Raymaker and a luscious tan skin from Lorac Farella at Pulse Skins. Necklace and earrings were a set I got at the Jewelry Fair this year from Mouse Mimistrobell.

Wine and Roses

A little dancin’, a little romancin’:

Hair: Uw.St  Doris-Hair type-B size-L  Earl gery by Din Raymaker for Uw.St

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T:Sand/MINE by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Dress: SAS – Trouble Choco by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs*

Necklace and Earrings: Dark Mouse Divine Deco – Copper by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse

What to Wear to Burning Life, Part 2

As part of an ongoing series here (well ok, this is the second post.. we’ll see if it’s a “series”), I am bringing post number two to you about what to wear to Burning Life.

What to wear to BL, Part 2

To review: wear socks and comfortable shoes because the playa dust can get to you and you’re walking around a lot. What was not mentioned is that it can get cold on the playa at night, so layering is always suggested.

What to wear to BL, Part 2

This is a pretty conservative look for the playa. With this great leather blouson red jacket from AIR Winx and the simple V-neck tee from cocoro Lemon, this look really could work anywhere. I am wearing my FAVORITE jeans from Kazu Pinklady. If someone could wear out pixels, I would have done it with these jeans, I have worn them so many times. (You may see transparencies in the jeans soon…..)

What to wear to BL, Part 2

I put on Bratty Slade’s necklace and bracelet to dress it up. Just cuz you’re casual doesn’t mean you have to be plain.

What to wear to BL, Part 2

Finally, and that is what this whole blog is about—the shoes. I got these beauties from a new designer, Magnifico Muggins. A lovely Austrian woman, Magnifico is entering SL in a big way with a full line of boots and shoes. This is just the tip of the iceberg. This sweet little sneaker includes a hud with color changing so you can switch the look of the entire outside. This black and red combo suited me really well. But there are some other great color combos. Available for women and men! (You are gonna see more from this lady in this blog soon.. I am digging her work.)

What to wear to BL, Part 2

For a walk on the playa:

Hair: Uw.St  Marina-Hair  type-A  size-L   red brown by Din Raymaker for Uw.St

Skin: Pulse Skin – Climax/Valeries T2 Champagne BRN by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Jacket:*ARGRACE* Leather Blouson  Woman  (Red) by AIR Winx for ARGRACE

Top: *COCO*_V-neckTee_Black by cocoro Lemon for *COCO*

Jeans: Jeans_Long_DarkGray_SlimFlared_Ver1.0 by Kazu Pinklady for Kazu Pinklady

Necklace and Bracelet: T-aluinn-Arion Necklace and Bracelets by Bratty Slade for Aluinn

Shoes: z [mm] Sneakers Hunter special by Magnifico Miggins for Magnifico