Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Twisted & Spoiled, pt. 1

Lace, fishnet, satin & other eye-popping textures have been gracing my avatar - all thanks to Phia Vaughan, who, with her co-owner, Sampson Suntzu, are stepping up their creations in quality with those bigger named in Second Life. Their store, Twisted & Spoiled, offers both men & women a range of virtual fashion from apparel to hair & accessories. Ms. Vaughan was kind enough to give us a preview of products in-store for a quick review. These reviews will be done in parts - as there is much to review! 

In light of the New Years celebration, this first review will be over the Kiss Me..It's Midnite in both white & black.

Sexy, naughty, fun & festive are just a few words that come to mind while admiring this outfit. It's party style hints from the sequined/mirror ball-like textures. 
This outfit comes with many options - a common occurance in other TS outfits - love it!
There's a belt & no belt version; two skirt options, one mini & one near mid-length & the hat comes with an optional face light - genius!

 The black version of the Kiss Me..It's Midnite outfit comes with everything like the white version & it is just as gorgeous. The outfit is completely pulled together - keeping a theme of sequins, polka dots & feathers. It's unique cut reveals the torso and back diagonally but covers the goods in a non-overly sexual manner - giving the sexy factor a whole new boost of its own.

Another Outfit to consider & on the review list is the Disco Girl. Ready to party is what I felt as soon as I put it on! If you're not into skirts & love sequins - this outfit is for you. The texture is very good quality. It comes in 4 flashy colors: Gold, Bronze, Copper & Silver. It also comes with the bracelet pictured...which....ready? COLOR CHANGES! You will see that TS loves to accessorize their outfits for you & they do it well. This makes it easier for one-stop kind of shopping.

Have a great New Years everyone! More to come. Click here Stay posted on my flickr stream!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Adam & Eve Fashion Video :)

The time has arrived - the A&E fashion video is complete! 
/me takes a big breather. . . : )
I really tried to explore what all I could do for this particular video, special effects-wise. It took me a few hours to edit (in between free time), an hour to export & I'm not sure how long to upload b/c I was falling asleep waiting for it to. This is one of my longer clips for a fashion show - lots of great things to show as A&E is quite established in Second Life. Featured are A&E clothes, shoes & new skin lines. If anyone is familiar with Sachi Vixen & Damen Gorilla's work, he/she knows that much detail is included in their A&E products. I have much respect for these designers & I hope you consider checking out their wonderful store in-world. Without further ado, here is the clip:

What's Next? Second Wave Apparel's New Line!! Stay Tuned.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Heart Hip Hop

I didn't get to see this year's Hip Hop Honors, but from the few clips I saw on YouTube it looks like it went well. However, they are challenged with having to top the best performance I've seen on live tv that came from 07's honor of the living hip hop legend, Big Daddy Kane. 
Big Daddy Kane, or Kane as some call him, is one of the most electrifying performers of his time. Kane is part of the grown folks music generation who contributed to the beginnings of Hip Hop - aka, "Old School." In the words of Steve Harvey, "[They] had songs that when you heard the very beginning your ass bout damn near blew up." The show lets current hip hop artists pay respect & tribute to the honorary by performing a medley of the honorary's songs. T.I., The Roots (awesome hip hop/rock band) & the also semi-legendary Common performed with a surprise performance by the legend himself - BIG DADDY KANE - he outshines the young artists - bringing back that old school flair that could get your granny out of her seat! Check the performance out & as one commenter leaves...

"thats old school, if you ain't old school, you really don't know what's happenin'....i'm old school to my heart, I'm not convertin' over..." 
- s. harvey