A friend of mine, Mr. Oh, recently IM’d me to tell me about a new blog he had come upon. He is a wonderful blogger for Second Man—articulate, critical and illustrative. He raises the bar for other bloggers every time. So a recommendation from him needs to be heeded. And he was right. Digital Butch is a terrific blog by Saaskje Violet, a “boi” who likes to show her butch looks and explain where to find fashions she likes. What I so like about it is that Saaskje definitely has an editorial viewpoint, a unique voice, and a great fashion sense. Inspired by Saaskje, I put together this look.
First the jacket, a punk marvel from Amerie Spitteler, who has her own unique voice. Kinda punk, kinda Tokyo street girl, it’s hard where it needs to be and sweet where it needs to be. I especially like how she got the system piece to convincingly show belts across the torso and combine it with the prim belt. It’s all of a piece and makes sense. I wear a little bra from Mariska Simons underneath—our girl is pretty underneath all that armor, you know. And leggings are from AvaGardner Kungler. Didn’t think she could do punk, didya?
I love these boots from Vasha Martinek, which I have been holding on to for a while. Vasha offers a plethora of fantasy and funky boots at DV8 and her designs are getting less chunky and more refined. My only complaint? This set did not have RED boots!
I know a couple days ago I pointed out that Gala Phoenix’s skins were “young” skins—too baby-faced, too dewy. For this look they are perfect because the sweetness of the skins softens this look substantially. I don’t expect a punky girl to be all sophisticated. I expect her face to show vulnerability, and this skin makes it work.
My glorious hair is from Emilie Carter, who provides the grid with shaved, wild hair that is beautiful at the same time. In addition, she makes hair bases that are shaved to match her wild hair.
Hair: 99Hair -Krima –b1 by Emelie Carter for 99 elephants
Hair tattoo: 99Hair -Shaved Tattoo LAYER -black T0 by Emelie Carter for 99 elephants
Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Raccoon 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio
Jacket: AMERIE – Vampire Coat_Red(F) by Amerie Spitteler for AMERIE
Bra: ~Blacklace~ Black Satin & Lace Bra by Mariska Simons for ~Blacklace~
Leggings: (Kunglers) Raffi pants – black by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *
Earrings: Onenine Piercing Ver.1.2 (on Left ear) by PaintO Jie for Onenine and Kunstkammer Extra Piercings without Facelight – gold by Nuala Shippe for Kunstkammer (no longer available)
Leg ties: ~*RunoRuno*~ Narke Leg by Jojorunoo Runo for ~*RunoRuno*~
Boots: +DV8+ Union Jill Boots – Charcoal by Vasha Martinek for +DV8+ *