Future Perfect

He quickly pulled me off the busy sidewalk and into a doorway. A velocicopter whizzed past, leaving a plume of cool air behind it that curled around the corner of the doorway.

“Come with me,” he beckoned, and I followed him into the dark doorway.

We pushed through a small dark hallway past the security cilia. They whispered over our bodies as we passed, sensing our pulse, picking up data from the dust on our clothing, sniffing for prohibited weapons. Frac pushed through and emerged into the club ahead of me, bellowing, “Mellita, domi adsum!

Future Perfect

A towering woman emerged from behind a dark podium. “Fractile Montosa,” she snarled. “Welcome back to the Esoterium.” Her skin was pale and glimmered with a subtle sheen in the black lights of the club. She wore spots of glowing light blue hardware—earrings, belt, gems on her chest armor. Lines of blue light slid up her calves.

She gazed down at Frac, peering through her dark glasses with disdainful light blue eyes. I could see lines of data sliding across the inside as she engaged his attention. “We won’t have any more trouble like we did last time, will we?” The lights on the bottoms of her heelless boots pulsed with the beat of the loud music in the club as her long fingers curved around a small glowing voltaic terminus.

Frac grinned abashedly. “No, Ma’am. Just here to grab a drink, swap a few stories, and discreetly enjoy the beneficence of your gracious hospitality.”

Her blue lips curled in a smile. “I am glad we understand each other.”

Future Perfect

Our hostess from Esoterium is wearing the lastest in future club wear. First a great outfit from Syane Cisse—a combo of futuristic breast plate over Victorian bustle, laced and cut high in back and completed with fingerless gloves and thigh high stockings. The outfit comes with a hud for changing the accent colors. Her dark data glasses (also with hud) are also from Systi with glowing blue accents and her skin is from Systi’s sister, Syane. With its blue lipstick and shadow, it’s perfect for an evening at the Esoterium.

Future Perfect

Finally her amazing boots from Ono Zinner. With their heelless shape and molded platform, these boots were made for futuristic ass kicking. Ono has made these as his others, with glow adjust and animation adjustment available in a handy hud. Our hostess at the Esoterium can choose a rainbow of colors and adjustments to these boots and look newly made every night.

Future Perfect

Drinks arrived at our table, smoothly served by a pale dark-eyed server. “On the house,” he smiled, nodding towards the hostess across the club, who still had her blue eyes focused on Frac.

Frac lifted his glass in salute to her and drained it down in one draft. “Cheers to Mistress Eso!” he said merrily, slamming it down on the table.

Hair: [CheerNo] Hair YALLI [Dark 3.0N] by CheerNo Destiny for [CheerNo]

Hairbase: booN gathered raised hairbase black by boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: [sYs] YSIS – skin dual (pale) – cleavage + HB Black by Syane Cisse for [sYs] *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Blue (XL) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: [sYs] LYDO avant garde outfit (color HUD) by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Sunglasses: [sYs] PULSAR Evolution – sounglasses by Systi Cisse for [sYs] *

Earrings: Ring Earring by Sweetlemon Jewell for ::: Omega Point :::

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Activa Boots Black Electro (BOXED) by OnO Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

(Writing is original by Harper. No book quoted ;))

Brave New World

Gwyneth Llewellyn twittered a great story yesterday, written in the finest post-apocalyptic style about SL after SL. Told by an “Oldbie,” the story predicts the future of the grid once the Open Grids took over. (Please click that link—it’s well worth reading.) Once mesh is on the grid, once other grids open up, what will it look like? Will our avatars be human or ultra human?

Brave New World

Whatever grid we end up on, Eshi Otawara will be leading the way for design. No matter what you put in her hands—prims, textures, sculpties—she finds a way to make something entirely new and imaginative.

Brave New World

One of her newest outfits, a mash up of pieces based on a look invented by Ipkiss Igaly, is enhanced by Eshi’s ability to scale the prims in new and exciting ways and to downplay color when shape is needed. I sometimes wonder if she should have been a sculptor rather than a painter.

Brave New World

I chose to show this with SinSister Chastity’s beautiful African-American skin for Abyss. I also think the future grid is going to be less “white” and more colorful, as the real world is—in more ways than just skin color.

Brave New World

“I do love new Clothes.” ~ A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Skin: [ ama garijus ][ sunset ][ vixen ][ bald] by SinSister Chastity for <TheAbyss>

Outfit: Igaly Darkness – by Eshi Otawara and Ipkiss Igaly for Eshi Otawara *

PS Yeah, not a lot of writing. I am just finishing this scarf. Must. Get. Done.

These Boots

It’s a silly little thing of mine but sometimes virtual things give me a zing of pleasure. It’s like a little zap of dopamine in my nucleas accumbens, a little shot of sweetness.

These Boots

They say this little shot comes from things like eating chocolate or chilies or even sex. Well, Bax Coen’s new boots are akin to sex—or chocolate. To celebrate the grand opening of her new sim (she is finally off mainland-yay!), Bax released gold and silver boots, and like all her wonderful Prestige boots, these come with resizing scripts that can be sized for you by her gracious staff or sized by “listening” to a set of coordinates your old boots spit out.

These Boots

We have, again, Bax’s delicious zipper in back, the flipped up or down or gone cuffs, the incredibly sexy heel and now we get the sinuous shimmer of gold or silver. Each boot includes four colors you may choose from, all of them lovely and perfect for matching to different outfits. Oh, gosh, I can feel that little zing again just looking at them.

These Boots

I show the boots with a futuristic outfit from Morphine Janick, strapped and collared, netted and shined. And a lovely skin from Amesha Jewell that I got for a mere 50L. (Beautiful makeup but there is a seam on the head. I debated not showing it but it’s so darn lovely otherwise.)

The final little zing comes from Kallisti Burns’ hair. Kallisti has been making hair in SL for a while—I was her next door neighbor for a time and when she colored her hairs, I could smell the dye over on my parcel. From her hard work, she has created a store that serves a sorely underserved set of niches. She sells braids, cornrows, prim beards and mustaches. Here she has a terrific set of CORD rows. They are just too groovy AND they come in a fat pack for a mere 300L!

These Boots

Plug me in and turn me on!

Hair: -dDx- Nethead-5e (White) by Kallisti Burns for Discord Designs

Skin: : HS : Illusion : Oestra (nc) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins

Outfit: [SG*] Placebo by Morphine Janick for Sweetest Goodbye

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Silver by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

Nano

I am still reading William Gibson. I know I should be finished by now, but I have been reading other things, doing other things, being other things. This look reminded me of the book, especially the discussion about nanotechnology. This whole look could easily be nano-created. Follow along with me as I spin up this future fantasy…

Fluff

Take the nano-created suit from LeeZu Baxter. With its microfiber fashionability, this suit provides years of biohazard protection and durability against the elements. Covered from head to toe (except fingertips to insure small motor control), this skin-tight suit of environmentally comfortable nano-material includes well sculpted shoulder pads and elbow pads (in case you stumble while being chased through the apocalyptic bridge community and might skin your elbows—and it looks cool).

Nano

The hair, also nano-created and a marvel of lightness and biodegradability, is the brainchild of Serenite Stransky. Purely white, a color rarely seen in this polluted and scavenged environment, this hair will make you glow. Implanted through a revolutionary cosmetic surgery, this hair is exchangeable with other hairstyles so you can swap out as needed—all of them biodegradable. Wear it once, throw it out.

Nano

Boots are vintage McQueen, made by Megg Demina for this environment. With their kitschy hardware, they are actually worth quite a bit on the black market because of the hardware and the rubber soles, which can be reused in a number of applications having nothing to do with footwear.

Nano

Future tense:

Hair: [!SyDS! Hair] Bizzare by Serenite Stransky for !SyDS!

Skin: harper-LionSkins by Lion Jonesford for LionSkins (custom)

Eyelashes: Detour – Klee Dot Lashes by Keri Clip for Detour

Outfit: [LeeZu!] NOiR Bon Voyage by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!

Collar:!.M – Heavy Thorn Collar by Liao Manga (no longer available)

Boots: McQueen Goth Boots by Megg Demina for Chapeau tres Mignon

Astrofiction

Rezzable is holding a science-fiction based show and sale on their Greenies’ sim, featuring a number of notable designers.

Astrofiction

Tekelili Tantalus was asked to participate, and he was a brilliant choice for this show. With his otherworldly designs and incredible building skills, few will be able to surpass his fantastic ensembles. This one, one of a set of six colors, is featured at the show. In typical fashion, Tek has combined prim armor and boots with a seductive silks belt and beautifully rendered system pieces.

Astrofiction

The beauty of this outfit, however, is that the system pieces can be removed and you still have a great outfit, especially if you want to make your avatar show a little more skin…

Astrofiction

The skin I am showing, in this case, is one of a series of more fantastic skins from Mea Carnell. With it’s hand-drawn features, it is more illustrative rather than realistic, but it suits the graphic fantasy of Tek’s outfit. I accompany it with one of my favorite fun hair pieces from Helyanwe Vindaloo (fairy dust particles turned to off).

Astrofiction

From another world:

Hair: Petite – Dark Purple by Helyanwe Vindaloo for Deviant Kitties

Skin: Aimesi Skin Drama Sugar Face3 by Mea Carnell for Aimesi *

Outfit: Vega by Tekeli-li – Purple by Tekelili Tantalus for Tek-lili! *

Out of This World

Once in a while I like to leave my studio where I am usually squirreled away, packing and unpacking prims, reviewing outfits, sorting through notecards, and gazing lovingly at my hundreds—nay, thousands!—of pairs of shoes. I become an intrepid explorer, clicking happily away on landmarks and flying around the grid.

Out of This World

So I was pretty amazed when I arrived at Heaven 4D Ultra Dome. There were a lot of rotating glowing things, which seems the order of the day when there is some sort of spectacle going on. It was like a big amusement part in some post-apocalyptic abandoned city. Terrace Orman makes an incredible, otherworldly sim with grungy cartoon textures. And the few things she has on sale follow that style.

Out of This World

Take for example this Cyber Vampire suit with the tentacles that fly all over the place (high numbers on the flexis—they really could hurt someone). Could we mix more genres here? We have the tentacles from hentai and some electronic stuff and uh.. some stuff that looks alien. Not sure where the vampire comes in, but it sure looks cool. And it comes with many options—most of them a bit more sexual than I am willing to show here. (This is a family blog here, folks.)

Out of This World

It even comes with these kick butt boots. Now, I highly doubt I will ever wear any of these components on their own. Heck, not sure WHEN I will wear this whole outfit, but it feels good to have something otherworldly in my inventory. I mean, when we come here, we want to be able to stretch our minds and ideas a little. Grab the adventure ;)

Out of This World

In another dimension:

Hair: CriCri-gShort02-B by Aska Watler for CriCri

Skin: TBP Infinity Custom Skin – Harper Beresford by Maximillion Grant for Body Politik

Outfit: H4D Plug in WIRE Cyber Vampire Suit by Terrace Orman for ! !Heaven4D

Listening to Joga sung by Sonos.

Life in Another World

There is a whole universe of people in SL: the role players, the ones who choose to draw a distinct line between their real life selves and their online selves. Refugees of WoW or Eve Online end up in our multi-faceted, flexible and very fashion-conscious universe. They bring with them their fantastic aesthetic and attention to detail. And RPers are served the goods in SL—they always get the good stuff!

Life in Another World

Take for example, Teklili Tantalus’ work. I first got turned on to Tek when I saw some of his jewelry in an Elven sim. Then I saw his great hair pieces at Hair Fair last year. Fast forward to this year, and through a fortuitous connection, we are friends!

Life in Another World

Tek sent over one of his latest pieces—Alecto. Based on Tek’s extraordinary imagination and artistry, his line of fantasy wear is growing. His textures are luscious, his building skills exact, his user-friendly approach ideal. For example, in this set, you are treated to multiple pieces that have been adjusted for the right attachment points. You receive 4 staffs—for left and right hands, animated and not.

Life in Another World

The prims fit like a glove. Tek explained that he had the AV mesh imported into blender and worked on the sculpts directly on it. He provides a shape but if your shape is not to the extreme, these will fit you as well. (They fit my shape perfectly.)

Life in Another World

Check out the details in this ensemble—the buckles, the curvy metal pieces, the gems. The bra fits perfectly, the armor needed no adjustment. The building is flawless. (If you visit Tek’s store, make sure you check out the rest of the build. There is an incredible cavernous world outside the store.)

Life in Another World

You get a variety of armor under which you find the spectacular system pieces (notice how I am getting more naked as this blog goes on…?) I was blown away by the system pieces. Not a seam. Only the best ripples. All hand drawn artistry. Amazing!

Life in Another World

I am wearing one of Pulse’s new fantasy skins. Lorac worked on these as a request from a customer and ended up with a brilliant set of skins—not just drow but several other colors (including a delicious Martian green). I topped this with hair from another brilliant creator, Helyanwe Vindaloo. Her extensive collection at Deviant Kitties is for the adventurous fashionista. With her incredible textures and creative and sexy hair, Helyanwe sets the bar high. This style is funky and elegant all at once.

Life in Another World

Bringing the sexy back to RP:

Hair: Misty – Silver by Helyanwe Vindaloo for Deviant Kitties

Skin: Pulse Skin-Rebirth/The Drow 2-The Dream by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Eyes: Pulse Eyes/Poe by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit (including staff and boots): Alecto by Tekeli-li – Red by Tekelili Tantalus for Tekeli-li!