September 30, 2011

Mesh Chav

Posted in chav's fashion diary, my own stuff, shoes at 1:37 am by Chav Paderborn

Today Chav is wearing lots of Mesh stuff. The boots are from Slink and they go all the way up your legs but obviously you can’t see that in this picture. The weird smocklike dress whatsit is a mesh I made today out of cubes in Blender. It took a while and it’s weird but I like it. I feel like I accomplished something. I hope someday I will make something nice enough to sell. This thing has puffy sleeves and a collary bit and it looks a wee bit Lady Gaga if she were a bit more steampunk. Or something.

Hair is from Elikatira or whatever ETD is called now, skin is Curio.

LOOK AT SINISTER CHAV. Of course in-world she looks like an invisible body with blobs on her to most people, but that is the price we pay for having mesh things fairly early on.



August 31, 2009

Sugarcube and HoC

Posted in frocks, shoes at 6:11 pm by Chav Paderborn


One thing I learned from the hobos of Second Life is that making something look old/used/broken is harder than making something look new and intact. Case in point the use of alpha and sculpt in this new dress from Sugarcube, the methods required to make it look like it got attacked by a dog or an angry washing machine. I find this dress to be beautiful and deceptively simple.

The boots are from House of Curios, released at some point during my recent absence from SL. The stompy look went nicely with the dress and  some torn stockings from Canimal.

Skin from Tuty’s, hair from Armidi.

June 13, 2009

The Mystery Dress

Posted in frocks, shoes, spaceclothes at 6:33 pm by Chav Paderborn


I don’t know where this dress came from. Obviously it was in my artilleri folder, but I have no memory of buying it. Was it in a sale? Was it a freebie at Xmas? Did fairies bring it to me? It has a neck/tie look I don’t generally go for, but I don’t know I kind of dig it here. With this on I wandered a Linden road and felt terribly summery.

I do remember the shoes, they are from Kookie and I got them in a sale. I decided that I had to have these be-bowed shoes in brown and then… never wore them because I couldn’t think what to wear them with. Sometimes I have considered getting rid of them, but they are so beautiful. See how I have composed this image to show how I gaze at them adoringly while wondering what they could possibly match.

I know for a fact that the hair came from one of those ETD sales where everything is supercheap and I end up with most of them. I was actually going to go with a short style from ::69:: but again my head is ABNORMALLY HUGE and I couldn’t face editing all the prims.

Let us ponder the philosophical questions raised by the Mystery Dress. Where did it come from? Where is it going? Where do we, as avatars, go when our human is not logged in? Where are we at the moment of teleport? Why don’t we have brains?

Skin is from Sin Skins, natch.

June 8, 2009

Very Much Classy

Posted in shoes, spaceclothes at 12:17 pm by Chav Paderborn


I went on a search for boots this week and ended up buying some Armidi ones I have previously been amused by. They have a slightly odd, elongated foot shape, but I can live with it. They have sculpties for the buckle holes whereas normal people use a torus. I assume a torus was not good enough for some reason. That or someone went mad with hubris.

Further from Armidi is the t-shirt, which I got in the sale of pinkness a while back.  It was one of those things you like but not enough to pay the full price. Look how it makes me seem knowledgeable about fashion! Because it has place names on it!

The skin is Sin Skins Sakura Bisque which I wore constantly for like a year or something before being swayed by others. Last time I checked it was supercheap, but it may be sadly retired by now. I changed it because the body isn’t that detailed, but I like it anyway. So this is a Classic Chav.

Hair is from Junwave and I had to embiggen it quite a bit because my head is too large for it. I didn’t think I had a large head but apparently I do,  or else hair-makers have a recent trend for tiny heads like man avatars and Gorean slaves. *cough*men*cough*

SUNGLASSES. From Nylon Outfitters, which I am pretty sure I ended up buying after having them on the Beta Grid and falling for them as a shot bird falls to the ground to land sadly, wings beating as it dies.

Shorts are from Second Wave Apparel, being black because the leopard print ones were just Too Much with the boots.

June 4, 2009

These things are old

Posted in jeans, shoes, skins, spaceclothes at 6:27 am by Chav Paderborn


The best thing about downsizing your SL land holdings is that you get many spacebux to spend on clothes. (I am now in Nokomis, if anyone wants to visit, which they won’t.)

I built this obviously stunning look around the Second-Hand Jacket from Truth. I have hair from Truth but  this is the first time I have purchased a non-hair thing there. It was very confusing to me. It is not hair, what’s with that? I ended up choosing the peach colour as most convincingly like what you wear when you never wash. Which is a good look.

The hair in the picture is not from Truth, it is from Magika. Because there is a sale on.  I got a couple of nice hairs but I had to mod them for my apparently huge (size 50) head, so I dunno if I will go back to impulse-buy in future. Yes, I am that lazy. One great thing about black hair is that I can’t actually tell on my monitor if the textures are any good, so I assume these ones are but even if they aren’t I don’t care because I don’t know. Um, that was not me dissing Magika, it was me sharing a story. I am sure Magika is a fine legitimate business with many fans.

The jeans are “vintage” ones from Celestial Studios, in the discount section. They are cheap because they are old and no one likes old things. I did not wear a shirt because the thing I would have worn was a brown corset from Lovelace but the layering of the outfit wouldn’t work. Oh well. At least this way you get to see part of my breasts. LOOK AT THEM ARE’T THEY NICE?

The shoes are from Tesla and were bought for me by my SLWife Miriam Woyseck, so that I could have 100 pairs of shoes. That partnering thing was totally worth the 10Ls that symbolise our undying love. I love Tesla shoes, they are pretty and made of those sculpty things that Stiletto Moody invented back when all we had was default-textured  cubes.

Ah, the skin. The skin is Jia from Skin Within. Ages ago I got the demos but went for Alasyia instead because this one was a bit darker than I wanted. Since then I have got some slightly darker skins and have changed my face sliders, so I spent some mad spacebux on a skin. I may go back for an almost identical make-up that I liked as well.