Thursday, 14 January 2016

170: The haircut process

We'd both been talking about it for a while. Well, okay, I've been complaining about the issues involved in having long hair and Alex has been patiently listening. But I think he secretly likes me with shorter hair, so he volunteered to take the scissors to me.  I thought, what the heck, if he wants to have some fun ... I figured it would grow back.  Famous last words.
  He's such a smooth talker. He got me in the chair, and
just kept up a constant flow of chatter about current events, and who broke up with who, and that new club that opened. Every once in a while he'd step back and take a picture, and go, "No, needs more trimming," and the clippers would start up again. I was half asleep the whole time, I think. Finally he said, "Well, that's it!" I had a few millimetres of stubble and a whole new look. Well ... it will grow back, I guess.

I finally found something that was worth cranking up a GIF maker for; this one was from and is both free and really easy to use.
   If you're curious, the hair credits are as follows (with Marketplace links to the demo as available):
Bryce: Saul
Exile: A.J.
Exile: Revolver
Mina: Waylon
No.Match: No.Rest
No.Match: No.Fail
No.Match: No.Access
Tableau Vivant: Smolderholder
   And thanks to supermodel Alex Thaub for being patient while I did this!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

169: New eyes from .ID.

I bought these eyes the other day and just had a chance to really have a look at them. Don't you agree they're quite realistic? A combination of the pupil size and the light reflection and the sclera ... I don't know. But tell me what you think.
   The company's name is .ID. and these are their new mesh eyes.  If you buy the fatpack you get a HUD that lets you switch among all 18 colours. You can get a trial pair on Marketplace here.
   I don't receive payment or free stuff from .ID. or any other Second Life company; I just like their work and I think you will too.

Monday, 11 January 2016

168: Lapointe & Bastchild Limited Edition Jacket

Alex Thaub and I had some fun tonight; I'd seen a nice jacket shown in one of my Facebook groups and thought we'd go and check it out. The idea was interesting to me, a limited edition jacket at an event that is devoted to them, Project Limited.  All the goods at this event are produced in limited numbers, so you can be sure that not everyone at the club will have your look.
   Lapointe & Bastchild don't do a huge range of
garments, but there is one market niche for men that they have totally nailed; their S'Wear leather bomber jacket, with or without a T-shirt underneath, all with lots of choices built into a HUD. I have like four of them with little differences. This one has a large shearling collar, and I'm wearing one very much like it in real life this season.  There are five different designs for embroidery on the back of the jacket, all very wild, and each jacket WAS available in an edition of 150; I think they've sold about 25 each,
so if you get there soon you can still find a full range from which to choose.  Women's jacket also available, and similar styling. Alex and I bought different patterns but we both soon discovered we like the unadorned jacket the best; very elegant and realistic. But I thought I'd show you the back design also.
   If you'd like to check out Project Limited, there's a SLURL here. I should mention that I don't get paid or given free products by L&B, I just like their work. I
think you might too.