I enjoy hunting, but I have always been all about making my avatar look a certain way. I try to go for handsome and dashing mostly, but I love to do any kind of theme/look/general silliness. I love to get a reaction. This is probably going back to the early hunting days where i was dared to wear a pink thong, and I looked so damn sexy in it, it became my regular outfit. Something tells me that look may be making an updated appearance in here soon, but I digress (as is my way lol) The point is, my own way of looking at Second Life is not always to get the most stuff for the cheapest price. I love to go on a mad shopping spree, depleting my own store of lindens until I have to do a recharge. I tend to get it into my head that I want to make a look, and then i go thru my not inconsiderable inventory until its done. I switch hairs, and shoes, and sometimes skins, until it all gels into one cohesive bundle of fun. It is my hope, that some of the guys out there may pick up a trick or two, and if you don't mind spending some lindens (and sometimes MAJOR lindens) you can be the sharpest thing on the dance floor. In the future, I will be posting a couple of my "looks" at a time, and giving our readers some clues at where I like to shop. Ok I have gone on far too long, so without further adieu, I will introduce the first of what i hope to be many posts...
The samurai look is one of my favorites. The kimono looks so comfortable, the silk so artfully done, and I always think of that Last Samurai movie, one of my favorites. This particular one comes from a store called Sweetaholic. I have several from there, and this one is probably my favorite. The katana was a hunt gift from a while back, from the Ancient Tree kimono shop. My wedding ring, which I will proudly display in all of my posts is my half of the Earthstones devotion set. My current favorite skins come from Akeruka, in the samurai picture it is the Liam Group gift skin, and in both pictures my eyes come from a store that was formerly known as Fashism, but i believe has since changed their name to Ikon. The hair comes from a shop we discovered on a recent hunt called Ayashi, and is called Kaname.
Sweetaholic : Men's Kimono #16 - 450L
The bulk of the second outfit is from one of my favorite stores, Utopia. Our readers may recognize the name from our wedding post. I have a LOT of stuff from this store. I love to rock a suit in SL (hate it with a passion in RL though) and this particular one is their newest outfit called Alexander in black. My skin, is again Akeruka but the Damien goatee version, which is my normal wear all the time skin. The ring spotlighted in the pic comes from Chop Zhuey, and my hair is from Uw.st and is called Bridge.
That about wraps up the inaugural post of my little chunk of blog here. I haven't decided what to call it yet, maybe some suggestions from the good folks out there would guide me down the path to clarity. Hopefully this won't tick off our core audience. We aren't doing away with the other stuff, look at is as an added feature, not a replacement for if that helps =))