Lapointe & Bastchild at Fashion for Life

The love story of Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus is almost as romantic as their clothing. Married last fall in real life, the two originally met in SL and reached around the world to be with each other. Their love and romance imbues everything they create—you can go from dark gothic to sexy casual to pure beautiful to tall, dark and handsome when you shop at L&B, all with their cojoined style.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Dark gothic is Lapointe & Bastchild’s bread and butter. Somehow the energy created between the two individuals brings out a dark romantic vision that is deliciously intriguing and sexy. Paul and BastChild agreed the New Orleans-influenced Irving Penn sim, built by Syngen Sohmers, was an ideal home for their store. New Orleans holds many fond memories for the newlyweds.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Both creators have honed their skills and provide more and more creative work, serving all moods of their customers. For example, this sexy punky little outfit (shown with their versatile color-changing boots that include a hud—FFL Exclusive!) highlights how they can go from dramatic romanticism to sexy grunge in one turn.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Even casual is no problem for L&B, as shown by this darling little outfit with its cropped hoodie sweater, distressed jeans and funky sculpty belt. Paul and BastChild’s talents contribute so much to SL and it’s an honor to have them sponsor a sim at Fashion for Life.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

And they also make men’s wear. This iconic tuxedo will make any man stand tall and handsome and take him around the grid in style. They also offer the incredibly-styled shoes shown (and honestly, there are only a handful of really great men’s shoe makers in SL).

Paul and BastChild have participated in Fashion for Life for several years because they know how important the work the American Cancer Society is. In 2007, cancer was the cause of death of 13% of the people worldwide (7.9 million). It killed 700,030 people in North America in 2007; 2,326,515 in Eastern Asia in one year; more than 50,000 in Australia that year; and 521,303 in Western Europe in 2007.  It’s a global disaster, much more expensive and tragic than any other disaster you might see on TV or in newspapers right now. Relief for this is needed year round, year after year. Paul and BastChild’s generous donation adds a small bit to this. They also know, despite the “American” in the Society’s name, their donation will help globally.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Honor Paul’s and BastChild’s generous donation. Shop at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photos 1 and 2:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ISABELLE * /deepblack by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/D/B 12 by aida Ewing by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Eyes: ***FFL Exclusive*** FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: Lapointe & Bastchild :Death Royale “Queen” silver Gift Set V2 by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Crown: .:L&B:.C “Death Royale” Crown Olde Silver/Sapphire  v2 by BastChild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:.  * CANDY * / black-red by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: ***FFL Exclusive*** : HS : Spirit : Harmony : Domino (C / DB) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Rising Sun (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Outfit: Lapointe & Bastchild “S’Wear” Death Royale Womens Gift Set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. “Dita ” Charms Ankle boot set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 4:

  • Hair: [e] Vivid – Brown 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Lustrous *Leaf* by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Outfit: Lapointe&BastChild S’Wear “Mischief”   Hoodie Set – Coffee Gift by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Necklace: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. Womens “Remember” Ribbon & Heart Necklace – gold by BastChild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. “Orleans” Plaid Boot set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 5:

  • Hair: .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ AKAMI ~ NB III by Maddox DuPont for MADesigns, Sim Sponsor for the Helmut Newton sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: Chance Medium Goatee2 – Hair by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Shape: Distinctive Shapes By Gil – Terry Shape by Gil Warwillow, TBA
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Suit: .:L&B:. “Modern Black Open” Tuxedo Set 2011 :Claret by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: .:L&B:. “Couture ” Croc Ankle Boot Set :Black by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Drama

This is about all I need of it in my life, either one.

Drama

The kind of drama that Sascha Frangilli provides with her latest ensemble is my speed. Elegant and sexy, versatile and fashionable, the sleek likes of this outfit (and its many variations) make a dramatic entrance without causing trouble. It has a great set of pieces—two tops, a suit jacket, pants for shoes and boots, a belt, and a skirt.

Drama

Here is another variation of the outfit with a short little skirt and sexy ruffled white top. And who said white means innocence?

Drama

An updo by yukitan Farrjones, a sexy skin by Tuli Asturias, and I am set.

Drama

Save the drama for your momma!

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 13 “TYPEA” by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (sunkissed/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Outfit: SAS – Tally Hoo – Black Belt by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs

Cane: Cane Black and Silver by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs

Boots: Bax Prestige Boots Black by Bax Coen for Bax Coen Boots *

Suiting Up

A while ago, when I was still exploring fashion in SL and learning places and names, I would consult with Dirk Talamasca, who always seemed to pull something out of his pocket to show me. (In fact, he is the one who brought Raven and me together.)

Suiting up

When I asked about the best men’s suit, he would always point me to Musashi-Do.  A year later, I met Shiryu Musashi when we were working on the Renascimenti Virtuale together. I later met him when he reintroduced himself. He is an old player but a good one, exacting in detail, careful about hand-drawing every pixel of his suits. And the quality shows.

Suiting up

(Check out the obligatory back shot here.) From top to bottom, system piece to prim piece, everything is perfect on his suits. The textures are more developed than his older suits, and Shiryu lends a sensibility about fashion from his own RL fashion experience and education. He also lends his eye as a man, knowing well what men want.

Suiting up

You get several shirt colors with this suit, and he has included in the mix a clever way of changing out your tie and collar with a handy hud. This is perfect for men, who love gadgets and hate shopping. Buy one suit, get the whole shabang.

And the whole suit is transferable! So ladies (or gentlemen), you can buy these for your favorite men!

Suiting up

I am wearing the luscious Ethan skin from Mallory Cowen. I used to be exclusively a Raq girl. Now I am a Raq guy—go figure. For the men who complain there is no decent hair in SL—go to KMadd. It’s all there. Really. OK, so they don’t have the “skullet” (mullet for bald men—thanks, Bear, for that one). They got the good stuff.

And had to finish this off with shoes that suit the man and his suit, so of course I went to Eponymous Trenchmouth. Epy is one of the best men’s shoe makers in the grid. And my favorite shoes from him are the Shanghai. Stylish, sleek, eclectic—not every man will be right in these shoes but the one who is.. oh, he is oh-so-right. I show the shoes with the cuffs from Shiryu’s suit draped at perfect height, in perfect alignment, with perfect texturing.

Suiting up

Ready to go:

Hair: .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ AKAMI ~ CP I by Maddox DuPont for MADesigns

Skin: Laqroki ~ Ethan 05 Portrait skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Suit: Evening in Roma by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do*

Shoes: Shanghai Black/Red by Eponymous Trenchmouth for JCS (Jeepers Creepers)

Listening to Clean by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson