February 23, 2012

Blogging to keep blogging

Posted in chav's fashion diary at 1:38 am by Chav Paderborn

As you can see, Chav is wearing some noob-clothes from the Library. Idk why, I just think they’re kind of cute on her somehow. And it’s fun to look like a noob. It’s the top and trousers from “Vampire Avatar Ulrik” except I modded the trousers into capris. Obviously. We don’t wear enough noob clothes, do we?

Make-up is this dollarbie from the Marketplace, over the Ylang Ylang skin from Body Co.  Hair is Wasabi Pills, boots are still Deco. Izzie’s mesh eyes.

I like my new shape, it is mostly like the old one but different enough to be new.


February 19, 2012

Still a clown

Posted in chav's fashion diary, steampunk at 11:43 pm by Chav Paderborn

Man, it turns out to be hard to find clown make-up tattoo layer things in Second Life.

Boots: DECO, Tops: Contraption, Trousers: Bare Rose, Hair: Dura, Skin: Glam Affair, Make-Up: Over The Top, Ciggie: Shel’tter.

Also I have been walking about in my old urchin AO, which is so old it is mostly static and some of the animation shops don’t exist anymore. It was fun but challenging assembling that AO back in the day. It’s got easier to find less sexual AO poses, I’m pleased about that.

Man-clothes are great for being scruffy/urchiny/doll-like, because they are too big even when you size them down a bit. I should experiment further with this new-found way to be adorable.



Posted in chav's fashion diary at 12:14 am by Chav Paderborn

Trousers: Bare Rose, Boots: DECO, Top: Mr Poet, Hair: Dura, Skin: Mynerva

Today I am a clown. I like being a clown. I might stay a clown for a while, I don’t know. I am wearing manclothes from Mr Poet but resizing them was fine.

February 18, 2012

New Face

Posted in chav's fashion diary at 1:39 am by Chav Paderborn

Chav’s new face is not as odd as I meant it to be, but I like it. Also huge hands and long arms. We shall see how long the new look lasts.

In other news I moved my mainland, erm, land and now I am in Clockwork sim. I am very pleased with this because it is the best name for a sim. I have put in a shop selling mesh furnitures, but I will be spending most of my time in the sky I expect.

Shirt and Trousers: Bare Rose (Airship Mechanic Lady)

Skirt: Ricelli (Mesh)

Boots: DECO

Hair: Ploom

Skin: Curio



February 14, 2012

Oh, look, it’s clothes!

Posted in chav's fashion diary, spaceclothes, steampunk at 11:26 pm by Chav Paderborn

I’m kind of surprised that when I ask where to find steampunk frocks people don’t say “Destiny’s Designs.” They say BlakOpal or Curious Seamstress or whoever, but I like Destiny’s best. They’re kind of fun, is why. She also sells a lot of Star Wars clothes, so worth popping by if you’re looking to cosplay. (If you can’t find it in Search try Karmas Destiny’s Picks. It’s in the south-east corner of Hanbok, if that helps.)

This came with glasses, but I was already wearing the KAZE goggles so it seemed like eye-related overkill. And speaking of eyes, I am wearing mesh ones from Izzie’s. Mesh eyes have the advantage of higher resolution textures and also of being mesh so that about 30% of the SL population will just think you have creepy toruses for eyes, which I count as a win.

Hair and hairbase are Truth, skin is from Curio. Not seen in pic — undies from Ooh La La, and boots from Lassitude & Ennui at the Back to Black event.

I need to insult you again

Posted in words at 9:09 pm by Chav Paderborn

Drama causes comments. Who knew, eh?

Anyway, today I shall address the idea that you have the right to make your av look like whatever you want. You totally have that right! Go on, be a furry or a dragon or two feet tall or a blingy giant! That’s freedom of expression, and it’s smashing. The other side of such a freedom is that other people can think you look hilarious and are allowed to say so. I am not in fact stopping you looking like a wasp-stung midget. I have no power to stop that even if I wanted to. I’m just mentioning that it amuses me vastly that 95% of all SL bloggers currently look like that. And they wear layers and layers of clothes like hipsters do. And… well, anyway, freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

It’s odd, looking back. There were so few SL fashion blogs and they all blogged Dakota Buck but apart from that I could tell them apart, ish. Nowadays I like the ones that have words on them though obviously pretty pictures are valid as well. Just that words are also nice and an important aspect of blogs, which is why my blog is so shit. (Don’t worry, I know I’m not very good at blogging.)

And today I made my av a bit shorter. I wasn’t hugely tall, but Chav was in a weird height where she was giant to some people and tiny to others. A medium height, if you will. Though apparently she was 6’6″ in heels, which is ridic. I don’t want to be someone who goes on about Wrong Avatar Heights all the time, but damn it can be hard to make things that fit a “normal” avatar when there is no “normal” height. I had foolishly assumed that 50 on the height slider would be a sensible height. I know better now.


February 13, 2012

A bish is a bish

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:07 pm by Chav Paderborn

I have transformed myself into the perfect SL blogger, with wide hips, huge nails, and a miserable face with totsy wee eyes.  But I have to ask WHAT IS WITH THESE SHAPES? WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? They scare me.

Still Mesh

Posted in chav's fashion diary, mesh, my own stuff at 3:24 pm by Chav Paderborn

Mwah, it is a rebuild of my very old Portable Suffrage Protest freebie from years back. Mostly mesh but the posters are on normal prims due to texturing fail. I should remember to make a wearable version for if people want to visit Gor sims with it on. Because frankly they could do with someone poking fun. Surely this will be the straw on the camel that is the widespread economic boycott of Gorean sims! Slavery will fall, women will be free! We Can Do It!

Oh, yeah and some fashion notes: dress from Bare Rose (“Antonia”) which I have been wearing constantly since I got it. Hair is Truth, natch, and skin is the usual from Curio.


February 11, 2012

Babbage Once More (And Mesh)

Posted in mesh, my own stuff, steampunk at 7:15 pm by Chav Paderborn

Sooooo… I have moved back into Babbage, on a small plot in Academy of Industry sim. These words are the SLURL. It was going to be a house to live in but what with the primminess of the actual build it’s become  a shop for mesh furnishings. All your vintage/steampunk needs, etc. Here is some pictures:

So basically old furniture and random themed clutter. BUT IN MESH! Mesh is new(ish) therefore cool. At some point I should put these things in the Caledon shop as well. It’s all low-prim what with being mesh and me trying to be fairly careful in amount of detail in the mesh. I have so far sold one (1) desk, which is enough to put towards a pair of shoes. Oh, Marketplace, you are so 90% of my sales. (I know some people don’t like the Marketplace, but I use it all the time, so.)

It’s nice being back in Babbage, it has a consistency and hardcoreness that is missing in Caledon. Not that Caledon is horrid or anything, but I think Chav is a bit less posh than it is. I mean she’s not the Duchess of Homestead, put it that way.


February 5, 2012

New Shop Exists

Posted in my own stuff, steampunk at 9:07 pm by Chav Paderborn

So I went and put a shop back in-world. It is here, in Caledon II. It’s just a place to keep my stuff together because frankly I forget what I’ve made half the time. It’s steampunk clothes and accessories, plus the small range of kid/urchin clothes, some Doctor Who clothes (ya rly) and there’s furnishings and the like upstairs. There’s a few things that didn’t make it in, but they’re on the marketplace along with me sculpts and so on.

Also, I made some things.

They are available at the above shop or on the Marketplace. 150Ls except the bird skull on is only 50Ls. All are mesh or partial mesh, so viewer blah blah etc.

I like making meshes, in some ways they are easier than sculpts, especially on texturing. I don’t know how many people can see mesh these days, but I assume it’s a lot more than it used to be.

In other news, I’ve moved back into Babbage. Not commercially, just to have somewhere to lay my virtual hat in the city that never sleeps. Got to get my build approved first, it’s a bit more basic-looking than intended even though it’s like 90-something prims to fit a (double-prim) 512 plot. I think I’ll have a lab, I still have all that lab stuff I made last time. Laboratoire Paderborn, if you will.