This year my village’s school association is holding their annual community ball. It’s an excuse to raise money for the schools and have a fun time. Usually it’s a full blown ball with ladies in fancy dresses and the gentlemen dressed to the nines. This year, however, they are holding it at the Harley Davidson Museum south of downtown, calling it “Rumble on Canal Street,” and we are to dress accordingly, forgoing the usual ball gowns and suits for leathers. It’s kind of funny, thinking of all these middle class suburbanites coming dressed up in leathers and metal. It’s kind of like… Second Life!
Rifling through my in-world wardrobe, I found the perfect outfit to make all the other mamas cringe. This leather jacket, top and pants made by Raven Pennyfeather is the perfect antidote to suburban stodginess. With its many buckles and leather that is so thick and strong it squeaks, this leather jacket is form fitting around the waist but still hearty enough for a spin around on a Fat Boy.
The belt, made by SC Tracy, is the perfect stylish touch with its embossed texture, chain link and ankh charm. And incidentally, SC is the man who makes me look good in so many of the RFyre ads.
The fun thing about SL is that I can have any hair I want, and today I chose a style that will take me from the bake sale to riding behind Big Dan on a Fat Bob with no problem. This asymmetrical cut by Kin Keiko will do the trick every time. And Tuli Asturias’ shimmering neutral skin is pretty enough to wear with leather (there is no need to be too bold here).
Finally, the boots. I rely on an old standard in SL which would be an absolutely stunning RL addition: Bax Coen’s Prestige Boots. Imagine me, strolling in among the ladies who lunch and their accountant husbands (all wearing stiff new leather jackets like it was some sort of “naughty” secret), heels confidently clicking and the smell of well worn leather and motorcycle exhaust trailing behind me. Ah, what a fantasy….
Won’t you lay your big spike down
I always get in trouble
when you bring that round
~ Neil Young
Hair: Kin-Nova-[black] by Kin Keiko for Kin Keiko
Skin: ::Tuli:: Eva (tone 4/bl) 02a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *
Outfit: !RFyre Damali Womens Black Leather Jacket by Raven Pennyfeather for RFyre *
Belt: !RFYRE The Hunger Belt, Womens, Main by SC Tracy for RFyre *
Earrings: Self Made
Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *