Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Dark Style Fair 2

I looked at the names of the sponsors for The Dark Style Fair 2 (7mad;Ravens, ARISE, Clemmm, Death Row Designs (DRD), DirtyStories, Goth1c0, Little Bones, MOON, random.matter and Razor) and recognised a couple of them from previous purchases for themed and seasonal activities.

The official blurb on the webpage describes the theme as "Goth/Grunge/Trash/Edgy/Punk Clothing", but that barely does justice to the range covered by the fair.  There are clothes, cosmetics, body modifications such as piercings and tattoos, jewellery, poses, decor, facial hair (for men or women who have a tent at a gypsy fair or aspirations to win the Eurovsion Song Contest).  And yes, there are items for men.

My favourite item had to be a pair of shoes (for Slink high feet) from Deadpool, which had an unusual heel - I had no idea skeletons engaged in oral sex.

The Dark Style Fair 2 runs through May and can be found here.  The official webpage is here.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Instrumental in Fashion

Landing at The Instruments proved to be a pleasant surprise.  I was expecting a standard fair layout.  What I found instead was a scenic isle with a street of quaint little shops and a traditional covered arcade containing the bulk of the shops.  I took a casual stroll around the island on the lantern lit path, browsing in the shops as I went before heading in to the arcade.

The shops are small and done in a boutique style.  Each one has only a few items for sale - making it easy to look around and giving it an exclusive feel.  It certainly appealed to my liking of pretty dresses.

Sheri blouse and maxi skirt from DE Boutique
The Instruments can be found here.

Friday, 1 May 2015

The History of Vehicles in SL

I arrived at the sim and took a TARDIS to the main exhibit where I swiftly sidestepped a trio of Dalek's waiting to greet me as I emerged.

The main theme of the exhibit is cars and trucks - famous, racing, development in SL through the ages, etc.  Out in the car park there is The General Lee, Doc Brown's time travelling DeLorean, various incarnations of the Batmobile, Herbie, the 'Green Goblin' truck from Maximum Overdrive and one of James Bond's cars to name but a few.

You will also find a Big Wheel trike - beloved of kids especially in the 70s, a funeral carriage drawn by two black horses with head plumes, a superpowered Santa's sleigh, motorbikes and a plane.

In the midst of the testosterone fuelled display is an unexpectedly touching scene - a memorial garden dedicated to the SL designers and racers who have passed away in real life.  The garden contains a white marble bench for each person remembered - their name inscribed on the bench and surrounded by a heart of glowing luminaires.

Music on sim is provided by Wolf's Howl/The Howl.

The exhibit runs until the end of May 2015.

Find the exhibition here.

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Hi, my name is Bailey and I am an avatar in Second Life. Although my avatar is predominantly female in Second Life, I am a gay male in real life. I choose to be female most of the time and don't see it as a big deal in a virtual world where so many people are furries, werewolves and inanimate objects. It is all fantasy. This blog is about me, the places I go, the clothes I wear, the people I meet, etc.


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