Anyone who knows me even an ickle, tiny, weeny bit in-world knows that I have a bit of a NYLON PINKNEY obsession. If I had to confess to super fan-girling over a particular person in Second Life, then Nylon (unluckily for her) is the one. Oh, and yes I also fan-girl squee on a regular basis over Strawberry Singh, Draxtor Despres, Torley Linden, Hyasynth Tiramisu, Allegory Malaprop,Canary Beck and Codebastard Redgrave, to name check but a few of the awesome avatars that inhabit our Second Life.
For me, Nylon encapsulates everything that I love in real life, and she brings that all over into Second Life in her own inimitable fashion. She’s the SLebrity in Second Life I would struggle to talk to the most because faced with her in-world I’m worried that I would open my mouth and say something like “You’re so cool” and faint. (Basically embarrassing myself even more than I normally do, which for me would be pretty impressive, don’t you think?) I did actually run into Nylon and Polyester at an event a few years ago and engage them in very limited conversation actually, but they’re too cool for me!
Nylon’s quirky style and her amazing creativity just never fail to impress and amaze me. I always look forward to new releases from her, and when it’s an ARCADE round, well, oh man, I know which Gacha machine will be getting my Lindens first! I don’t really know why I’m such a fan, but I think it’s because of the way that she uses colours in her artworks and the style in which that she actually draws. I think my admiration is rooted in a little bit of envy to be honest, purely because I covet her art so much. She has an amazing imagination. If I was talented enough to be able to draw then Nylon’s approach would be what I would most like to evoke; it just flows and she captures the spirit of the avatars she portrays in her work perfectly. There’s a warped, edgy humour in the workshe creates too that really resonates with me, and a vitality in the expressions she portrays on her digital canvas. Her style is bold, brazen and unafraid, and it’s always been my opinion that when you wear NYLON PINKNEY you’re (to borrow a Torley Linden phrase) ‘amplifying your awesome’ to the power of ten zillion!
Can you imagine how excited I was to see that Drax was featuring Nylon as the next avatar to focus upon in his seminal THE DRAX FILES:WORLD MAKERS series? (Number 27 already!!)
I confess to being super curious to see what Nylon was like in RL and she looks awesome, as does her twin sister, who happens to be the ever incredible POLYESTER PARTRIDGE. Confession time: I never knew they were sisters, let alone twins, but it was always obvious they were incredibly in tune with each other because their styles are so complimentary. The fact that they’re twins just blew my brain if I’m honest. Polyester makes stunning jewellery which she releases under the ‘Yummy‘ label, and trust me, it really, really is. I do have a confession to make though, I didn’t know they were behind the PAPER COUTURE label until I saw the video! (I feel incredibly stupid for not knowing because now I do know, it’s kind of obvious. I never said I was intelligent! This is a fab look at Nylon in world, but if you’d like to check out her artwork in real life then you really need to click here. You can also commission a portrait (How awesome would that be?!) by following the link here
Anyway, turn on the video and transport yourself to another realm with the help of your guide, Draxtor Despres, and thank the pixel Gods that Draxtor creates these amazing glimpses into our second lives. I assure you our real world would be far less colourful without them!