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Look of the Day

Simple LOTD

Honestly, not too much for talking right now. Here’s a quick hitter of the things of note in this look. The hoodie is from Atomic. She just opened up her new island and it’s pretty fantastic. From what I gathered, the sim is created of completely handmade textures and that’s a chore to say the least. The only main things I saw that weren’t already in her satellite stores for guys were the male skins. I tried them on, but they weren’t my cup of tea. On the hoodie itself is something pretty cool. The prim piece on the wrist is actually two prims, one connects to the forearm and the other connects to the hand. The prims work together almost like a ball and socket joint, so that as your hands move, in whatever AO you have, the prims will follow.

The other point of note in this look are the shoes. The House of Curios has been coming up with some better and better items for their bottom basement prices. These Bolts shoes fit that mold. They’re scripted such that you can change the body of the shoe, the sole, and laces. Their blue-window system is not as great as say the ones that come with the UBU Drunks, but for L$40 how can you go wrong?

The Rundown
Hoodie :: Atomic – Everyday Hoodie in Blue L$200
Tank :: Aitui – Circle of Thorns L$90
Jeans :: Primitive Design – Riot jeans in Dark Blue L$180
Shoes :: House of Curios – Bolts Sneakers L$40
Necklace :: Kari – “92” Mixtape Necklace L$80
Shades :: SteinWerk – Aviator Sunglasses L$450
Piercing :: Hoorenbeek – Piercing Set #15 L$420 for 20 piercings
Hair :: Heartcore! – Aiden in Black L$300
Skin :: Belleza – Miguel in Tan Face #11 L$2,000 single (L$5,000 for 4-pack)

The Soundtrack
-These will be eclectic because I’ve been all over the place with music lately-
Jimmy Eat World – Dizzy
Jeff Buckley – I Shall Be Released (Live @ Sin-é)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai
Mariza – Meu Fado Meu
Fatboy Slim – Love Island

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Hoodies and Sweaters and Jackets…Oh My!

Alllllright back at you again off of a break. RL has been crazy busy, but here’s a little post I’ve been brewing for a bit. I’ve come across a lot of cool hoodies, sweaters, and jackets in the past month or two, so I thought I’d hit you with some of it. Here are some of the standouts that I liked:

HSJ - Laqroki

Starting it off here we actually have a hybrid. It’s the hoodie sweater in black and military (green) from Laqroki. I’m really feeling the rich textures and little hints of styling on this. It’s a very contemporary, clean, and cool style that really drew me to it. Note the accentuated seams on both of them as well. You can find the hoodie sweater in 6 different colors. Another thing of note in this look are the classic jeans in F9 (a dark gray/black) from Calypso Giano. I’m a big fan of the more hardcore style of Calypso Giano. A lot of place like that tend to be trite and overdone, but he really hits that sweet spot of hardcore. The shades are pretty cool and they come from FNKY. I first picked up on these shades from a Flickr shot by Tschey Ballinger. I had been in the mood for some new shades and as soon as I saw them in that shot I knew I had to have them and I knew they would look perfect with this look. Last, but certainly not least, Mad Designs has been taking advantage of a lack of new styles (Armidi) or in-transition (UncleWeb Studios) hair designers. I’m in the UncleWeb group and honestly on a daily basis you’ll get a random group chat session open up of someone asking about where the main store went. Anyway, I like the styles that Mad Designs is pouring out and this style, entitled Eric, is definitely one of my faves.

HSJ - EmeryLINE

Next up here we hit my favorite blues. In the full shot we have something really cool that I found at Emery. It’s a very chill and unique full-zip blue hoodie with a white tee and diagonally-striped blue tie. The tie is really great because it’s actually a thin cylindrical shape. What’s great about that is it allows for the tie to be flexi, but still gives some depth and shape to it. Whereas when you get a flat flexi tie, you can’t get any depth to the tie at all because any width you put on the tie ends up making the tie look bad. It’s a very innovative way to use what little flexi that SL allows to your advantage. The other main piece here on the full shot is new Shoryuken jeans from GearShift. Shoryuken is actually homage to a move from the video game Street Fighter. In the original Street Fighter game both Ken and Ryu were able to use this move and they would actually yell out “SHORYUKEN!” when he did the jab to 2-hit uppercut. Enough about my limited Street Fighter knowledge…back to the jeans. They’re along the same lines as the basic Maverick jeans from GearShift with an added worn dragon character up the left leg. I’m guessing that the dragon up the side is actually a graphic related to either Ryu or Ken. In the large pic on the right we have the LINE Winter Mens Shirt in blue. From what I’ve been told the designer, zippir Kayo, is a Turkish designer and I really like her stuff. The men’s/unisex selection is pretty small, but I think there’s a lot of potential. I love how the pockets are on an angle in this and real hand-knitted feel to the eagle on the chest gives it an air of authenticity.

HSJ - Sey

Finally, we’ve got the 2nd Date jacket from :sey. I love the woodsy appeal of this jacket with the brown leather accents that break up between the pattern and it also carries a real fashionable look to it. If nothing else, it’s a really interesting piece that’s a touch outside of my normal realm. It has your tartan print and the breaking up of the fabric is definitely something on the horizon in fashion world. The straps put this all together to make it a very excellent jacket. There’s actually 3 different sleeve options with this jacket where you can also wear it with rolled up sleeves or long sleeves without the leather on the arms. It’s definitely a statement piece that needs to be displayed on its own and doesn’t play too nice if you try to throw too many other items with accents at it. Your outfit can get a little busy if you add jeans or shoes with too much going on them. Again, I used the Classic Jeans from Calypso Giano to finish this off, but this time I went with the F8 (dark brown) jeans.

That’s all I’ve got for this one and sorry this was so late. It’s kind of a collective of items that I picked up through January and better late than never. Enjoy!

~The Rundown~
Numero Uno
Hoodie Sweaters: Laqroki – Hoodie Sweater in black and military L$235 each
Jeans: Calypso Giano – Classic Jeans in F9 L$250 single (L$1500 fat pack)
Shades: FNKY – Fly in Black L$250 (L$1,000 Fat Pack)
Boots: Hoorenbeek – Davit Boots in Black L$520
Hair: Mad Designs – Eric in NB II L$300 for 3 colors

Numero Dos
Hoodie: Emery – Suicide Machine in Blue L$160
Sweater: LINE – WinterMens Shirt in Blue L$150
Jeans: GearShift – Shoryuken Jeans L$200
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Air Force in Blue L$520
Hair: Heartcore – Aiden in Black L$300

Numero Tres
Jacket: :sey – 2nd Date in F & G L$450
Jeans: Calypso Giano – Classic Jeans in F9 L$250 single (L$1500 fat pack)
Boots: Hoorenbeek – Patagonia Boots in Used Brown L$520
Hair: Armidi – The Emo One in True Black L$295 for 5-pack

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The Way of the Fist!

You know it. You loved it. At the very least loved to hate it. The Karate Kid. While pretending to know karate and play-fighting you probably used “san” after their name when addressing them like Mr. Miyagi (God rest his soul). You probably crane kicked your fair share of people or fell over while attempting one. You may have simply remembered them as the bad guys, but those bad guys have influenced a lot. I mean, when you see this older hoodie from Sinistyle you know exactly where that came from. Taking it a step further is Donovan Brennen of GearShift. He recently put out his Cobra Crew Tracksuit. All of the jackets in this style from Donovan I really like and this one is no different. The jacket includes a couple of different aspects from the Cobra Kai dojo including the large logo on the back and the iconic motto of the Cobra Kai: “Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.” For a better view of the logo you can check out this montage of the matches in Karate Kid leading up to the final battle. Also, if you’d like to buy any real Cobra Kai merch check out this site. (the ‘Bow to Your Sensei! one is my favorite)

Now, moving down the line we have these amazing retro high tops from AKEYO. Let me give you a little history on these shoes. Back on the 26th of November, James Schwarz put up these shoes on his Flickr photostream asking to see if anybody knew where he could find a pair in SL. Well AKEYO saw the demand and answered with a pair of fantastic shoes just like them. They’re up there in price, but they’re a lot like the Urban Bomb Unit Pornstar HiTops. (I know a lot of links, but they’re all appropo) You can change colors on these things like mad to look just like the shoes from the shot or color them up any way you want from the touch menu.

The final piece I want to talk about in this is the hair. It’s an epic occasion for me when it comes to this hair because I’ve never dropped this much L$ on 1 single hair (one style, one color). The designer is Cookie Pink and she (in her profile picks) explains Heartcore to be “For all you Emo & Scenekids. For all the girls with a thing for trashy accessories, fashion, shoes, skins and unusual hairstyles…” I actually tried the demo of a few her other unusual hairstyles, but really wasn’t feeling them except for this one called Aiden that I really really liked. I debated for a bit, but finally, as this outfit was coming together, pulled the trigger and it really nailed what I was looking for. Some hairstyles like this almost seem like they’re either A) trying too hard to get the look or B) just come out looking too messy. It’s usually the latter of the two there. This hair is great because it’s right in the middle. Each spike is effortless, but intentionally placed. This is your warning ahead of time: The hair only comes in straight black (as shown) or black with two spikes colored, so if you can’t pull off a black this isn’t for you (unless you bother the crap out of Cookie to add different colors to her palette).

*UPDATE*
I had a short chat with Cookie today and she told me that the store that’s up is an older store. She’s in the middle of creating her sim and updating merch/hair. She said that she’ll have new hair textures and the prices will be reducing on her products, so watch out for that. I didn’t get any official grand opening date, but just know that it’s coming.

Alright enough of my talking, here are the shots…

Rail Slide
(Shot on location at the GearShift Academy)

Cobra Kai Collage

The Rundown
Tracksuit: GearShift – Cobra Crew Tracksuit L$350
Shoes: AKEYO – Cora L$600
Hair: Heartcore! – Aiden in Black L$300
Shades: Hoorenbeek – Lestat Glasses in Transparent L$420 for 4 styles
Snake Bite Lip Rings: Hoorenbeek – Piercings Set (Piercing 15 / mouth) L$420 for 20 different piercings
Cuffs: Action Surf & Sk8te – Unisex Studded Buckle Bracelet in Black L$200 (one copied and attached to other arm)
Tattoo: iNFLiCT – Serenity L$599
Skin: Damiani – Neo V2 in Tan 2 – Shaved Eyeliner (Pigment 0) L$2,000 single facial hair (L$5,000 set & L$15,000 fat pack)

The Soundtrack
Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Snake Devil
Nonpoint – Alive and Kicking
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down
Ill Niño – Unreal
Nine Inch Nails – Every Day Is Exactly The Same
Underworld – Shudder / King of Snake

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