THE DRAX FILES WORLD MAKERS #27: NYLON PINKNEY

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 Yummylabel, 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! 

Kitty and The Drax Files

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(Sounds like a band doesn’t it?) I’m a huge fan of Draxtor Despres’s Work, as regular readers will well be aware, so imagine what a treat it was for me when he asked me to appear on the 50th episode of the Drax Files with Drax, Jo Yardley and Tracy Redangel. It’s well worth a listen!

Recording was great fun and we had LOTS to talk about. We were mainly discussing the DMCA process, in particular the situation with Belleza. It certainly stirred our passions as you will hear; with us all condemning the individuals who maliciously brought about the action. Incidentally, I’m delighted to say that Belleza have placed the Venus Mesh Body back on sale again, and rightly so! HUZZAH!

Click here to be impressed by the banter and to laugh at Kitty’s accent..

THE DRAX FILES: WORLD MAKERS EPISODE 14 – ROSE BORCHOVSKI, VIRTUAL ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

Yet another fantastic Drax Files from Draxtor Despres.  I can’t believe that we’re on Episode 14 of this amazing series, and I confess I never want them to end!  This time Drax is  taking us on a trip through the art of Rose Borchovski. Hers  is a surreal and enigmatic metaverse experience that merges with reality, enabling Rose to prove the validity of the virtual environment through her work. This is a beautifully edited and intriguing episode of this amazingly popular series. Keep ’em coming Drax! 

The Drax Files: World Makers Episode 13 ‘Creations For Parkinsons’

 I absolutely adore this video series that Draxtor is producing and I think he’s just uploaded his most moving episode to date.  

The video features 86 year old Fran Serenade, who uses Second Life to engage with friends and partake in activities such as horseback riding and experiencing the metaverse as a beautiful Mermaid avatar.

Fran has Parkinsons Disease, and by engaging in Second Life she is able to enjoy herself free from the limitations that her condition often puts upon her. 

Even better, it would appear that her participation  in Second Life is proving to be a great source of therapy for her condition and Fran is convinced that her experiences in Second Life are enabling positive changes in her real life condition too!

This is such a fantastic insight into the charitable sector and how Second Life can be used to assist and educate about serious medical conditions.

Not only that but both Fran and her daughter are really beautiful people, and I could not help but be moved by this episode.  (In fact, I’m going to visit ‘Creations For Parkinsons’ and say ‘Hi!’)

Keep ’em coming Drax; you really deserve an award for the fantastic work that you’re doing for our virtual homeland!