I’m starting to experiment a lot with longer hairstyles in my Second Life, and I must say I’m really enjoying myself. I’m really pushing my own boundaries, and constantly bagging demos of styles that I think will not look right on me at all, and then guess what? I try them and BOOM! They look fantastic. Case in point is LITTLE BONES. Like SPELLBOUND, they’re a quirky brand with a really funky, modern edge. The creator, NOVA MONROE, keeps a really great Tumblr that you must visit (she has great taste in music) and her photographs really leap off the page. She has great fashion-sense, is absolutely oozing with street-cred and attitude and all of the styles that she has released this year have been exceptional, with each one really adding something to a virtual world that is already teeming with excellent hair designers. I’ve been trying more and more of her styles recently and I am really loving what I see. Colour and texture clearly matter a great deal to Nova and she gets both elements just right in her creations. In this shot I’m wearing her latest release for KUSTOM9, called ‘Rusted Aero’ (which sounds like a very deviant sexual practise) and it’s a beautiful, loose over-the-shoulder style that manages to look elegant yet messy at the same time. Elegantly messy it is then, and what a treat to wear!
I’m also modelling some jewellery from JEWELRY FAIR 2014, this time from a brand called GEWUNJO. I confess I’d never heard of the brand before and I think with a name like GEWUNJO I’d remember them, but I’ve been impressed by Andy Berenohn’s work. This KALZANG set is available at the event and features earrings and necklace that are both HUD controlled to change metal and gem colours. I think these pieces are bold without being over-bearing; they’re chunky and well made but sit well on the avatar and are easy to fit. They make a statement without being too ostentatious and look perfect teamed with this loose hairstyle and a simple shift.
Last but not least, a shout out to the eyeshadow that I’m sporting. You guys know how much I love my defined eyes, right? Well I discovered this gorgeous Kali eyeshadow at the latest round of GENRE. It’s by the ADORED BODYSHOP and you get five colours in the pack for L$100. I’m wearing the gold option in this shot and I really love it. The sweep of colour across the lid teamed with the dark shade that finishes in a perfect cat eye shape is really rather special. Of course if I wasn’t wearing such an awesome base skin it just wouldn’t work as well, but the bold brow shape on this NAR MATTARU ‘Skye’ skin looks as though the two were meant to be together!
Skin: NAR MATTARU ‘Skye’ (Tone 03) Black Brows
Eyes: IKON ‘Perspective’ in Blush
Eyeshadow: ADORED ‘Kali’ Eyeshadow in Gold (GENRE)
Lashes: HUSH ‘Flirt’
Ears: CHEERNO ‘Human Ears-Tragus’
Nose Ring: MONS Septum Ring (Style 1)
Hair: LITTLE BONES ‘Rusted Aero’ (KUSTOM9)
Dress: EMERY ‘Gatsby’ in Berry