My second guest blogger is Raven Haalan, scripter, builder, artist, thinker. I met Raven initially through the fashion bloggers’ group and then got to know him at Burning Life. Raven and I clicked pretty quickly—we’re both very task-oriented people; hanging out and doing nothing in SL is not for us. As I got to know Raven, I found out that he was pretty public about his alter-egos, Jaime, a beautiful redhead with looks that kill, and Bin, a brainy coder.
Raven is a very experienced and prolific photographer and blogger in SL himself. You can find his work in the pages of Prim Perfect or on his personal blog, Raven’s Roost. This month, you can view his great photography at a joint exhibit with GM Nikolaidis at Tricia Aferdita’s Gallery.
AC DC’s Shoot to Thrill was in the headphones as I was sending a friend the LM for a fabulous trench coat… at that precise instant Harper’s invite to guest blog arrived. It seemed fitting that great looking coats and guns should be the theme of this post.
Shoot to thrill, play to kill
I got my gun at the ready, gonna fire at will.
The coat mentioned above was Laine Markova’s stunning Red Trench. The secret is to combine it with rust Caela Jeans by Dick Wiesel – they fit in perfectly as the flexies show leg. A white basic cami from Heather Connolly and the red Bax suede boots round out Jaime’s ensemble.
It was time for Raven to catch up, building a look around the Redemption coat by Arken Soothsayer. Add in a Cowboy Hat from Whenever Timeless and Western Boots by JB Gazov. Include a black checked shirt by Yelmer Pfeffer and Zaara’s Classic black jeans (tinted darker than purchased) and we’re ready for a gunfight.
Classic weapons equip our intrepid protagonists for elegant action. Dual Colt 1860 Army revolvers by Vegoth Munro suit the Blackbird’s taste. Red gets nasty with an ornately styled 1864 side by side, double barreled shotgun by JoMilla Gears.
I’m gonna take you down – yeah, down, down, down
So don’t you fool around, I’m gonna pull it, pull it, pull the trigger
With the gunfight over, our heroes depart, stepping gingerly over the corpses. The victims might be lucky and live long enough to catch the rear view of these outfits as a final visual treat to aid their passing.
Hair: Valerie (Sangria) by Truth Hawks for Truth Hair
Skin: Sundust Vixen by Gala Phoenix for Curio
Eyes: Jaime Kenin Blue Skies Calm by Kitten Krakauer of Kitten Designs
Mascara (Natural) by amandine Arai for Pixelfashion
Coat: Trench Coat – Red Female by Laine Markova for LAINE’s
Basic Cami: Blanche by Heather Connolly for astraia
Jeans: Caela Jeans – Rust by Dick Wiesel for WoE
Necklace: Aubade (Silver/Blue) by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa
Nails: Manipedis – Ruby by Ryker Beck for Exodi
Ring: Celtic Knot Femme Wedding Ring by BastChild Lotus of Lapointe and Bastchild
Boots: Bax Prestige Boots: Red (Black Cherry) by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Designs
Weaponry: 1864 Side by Side Shotgun by JoMilla Gears for Gears Trading Co.
Skin: Miguel Tan (with hairbase) by Tricky Boucher of Belleza
Eyes: Zbilja (Brown) by Ryker Beck for Exodi
Coat: Redemption Coat by Arken Soothsayer of Super Possessed
Shirt: Checkered Shirt – Black by Yelmer Pfeffer of Alphamale
Jeans: ZC Classic Jeans (Black) by Zaara Kohime for Zaara
Tattoo: Huxley by Hatzfeld Runo for Tiki Tattoo
Hat: Timeless Cowboy Hat by Whenever Timeless of Timeless Hats
Gloves: Narcisse Black by Paul Lapointe of Lapointe and Bastchild
Boots: Western Boots (Black) by JB Gazov for J’s
Pistols and Gunbelt: Colt 1860 Army Revolver by Vegoth Munro for V&N Creations