A Taste of Japan – A Short Kimono

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It’s been a bit too long between blog posts here, but what with one thing and another, things just sort of slipped out of mind.  That’s all changing now, as Avatar Bizarre presents a brand new take on an older design.  In the world of Second Life, there are a lot of possibilities for creating a dynamic and spectacular look for your avatar, because so many designers come up with a plethora of pieces in which to adorn oneself.  As Avatar Bizarre has always been a purveyor of fine traditional clothing, in addition to fantasy, Gothic, historic, and casual clothing, mainly for the male avatar, it was time to reintroduce the short Kimono for men.

Originally made in system layer clothing, with some flexi prims for the bottom of the jacket and the ties on the sash, this outfit has been updated in fine rigged mesh.  Inspired by the short Kimonos from real life men’s fashion, this is 100% original rigged mesh.  The pants and Kimono jacket are separate pieces so they can be worn singly, or together, as you see fit.  There are three alphas provided; one for the pants, one for the jacket, and one to mask both areas of the body to ensure a perfect fit for just about any avatar.  Of course, this outfit comes in the standard male sizes to ensure and even greater fit.
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The Kimono comes in eight colors:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Blue, Purple, and White.

So whether you plan to lounge around Second Life in full Hugh Hefner style, or relax after a hard day of showing off your mad Ninja skills, this outfit will be just the thing to add a bit of Japanese inspired awesomeness to your wardrobe.

May fit full sized custom mesh avatars.  Please try the demo first.

Available on the marketplace and inworld.

 

 

If It Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix It

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People say that fashion trends repeat themselves, but apart from a bit of 60’s style Austin Powers Mod, I have yet to see a full blown men’s 18th Century suit sitting on the racks at Macys.  It’s a shame, really, because some of the stuff from the Prince Regent era was pretty stunning, what with the hand-sewn brocade, glittery baubles, lace, and silk stockings strutting around all over the place.  The 18th Century was a spectacular time for the Aristocracy (not so much for the proles), and not only brought us charming music from the likes of Mozart, but also gave us our first real glimpse of Baroque celebrity.  We thrilled to see Prince George parading around in his finery.  We cheered for William Pitt, the Younger.  And if Edmund Blackadder had really lived, we’d have sarcastically mocked the whole gambit while getting a slap of tea at Mrs. Miggins’ pie shop.

With the advent of mesh (meaning I’ve finally mastered the Evil that is Blender), it’s time to unveil the Prince Regent suit from Avatar Bizarre!

The Deuce, you say!
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The Prince Regent is 100% original (mostly) rigged mesh.  It’s available in eight different colors, and includes several options for wear.

  • Frock coat only
    Each set includes a frock coat you can wear by itself.  It’s made a bit on the larger side so it fits over other things.  You can mix and match and figure out what works best.
  • Waistcoat and shirt only
    Included in every suit is a waistcoat and shirt that were built to be worn separate of the coat.
  • Frock coat, waistcoat and shirt
    This is a set that works using alphas to mask out the shirt sleeves and the back of the waistcoat so neither will poke through your frock coat.

Of course, you also get the pants, stockings with shoes, an unrigged cravat, and unrigged tricorn.  Oh, and the ISO 900 alpha layer to hide some of your bits.

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As always, please try the demo before you buy this outfit.  Available on the Marketplace and inworld at my main store location.

Johnny Bravo – Vintage 70s Outfit

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“Clowns never laughed before
and beanstalks never grew.
Ponies never ran before
Till I met you” – Johnny Bravo nee’ Greg Brady

One of the things I love about Second Life is you can revive any fashion (or anti-fashion) you want, and scores of people will probably really like what you’ve done.  Of course it really doesn’t matter if you’ve lived the era or not, as long as there’s something about it you enjoy.  Personally, having lived through the Seventies as a small kid, and remembering what passed for “fashion”, I’m always stunned when a particular style manages to turn up like a bad penny.  In spite of an inherent distaste for horrible polyester one piece leisure suits, collars you can use to go hang-gliding with, and that insane spray on hair for balding men, it is rather fun to come up with a mesh outfit that hearkens back to the latter days of the Brady Bunch on TV.

Originally, Avatar Bizarre put out That 70s outfit for men, and That 70s outfit for women as system layers and sculpts for a Vintage fair.  These outfits have had a good run, so naturally it was time to update them a bit for the meshy crowd.

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Named for the rockstar that Greg Brady tried to become, Johnny Bravo is the result of months of procrastination.  It’s available in eight colors and, even though the outfit seems to be one piece, you can separate the shirt from the pants.  All you have to do is rez the outfit on the ground, right click, edit, then choose “edit linked parts”, choose the pants, and hit “unlink” if you’re in Firestorm.  Otherwise, just hit Control (or Command if you’re on a Mac) L to unlink it.  Rename it, because it may decide to arbitrarily call itself “Object” and we can’t have that, now can we?  Both pieces automatically attach to your left pec, unless you decide to change that.  The whole point of this explanation is to let you know you can mix and match the pants with the shirts to create an even more…colorful look.

This outfit doesn’t come with shoes, but it should work with just about any low style shoe.  The shirt and pants were built with Slink mesh hands and feet in mind, as well.  I cannot vouch for custom mesh avatars out there, but it could fit.  All you need to do is get yourself a fabulous free demo, then you can find out!  The cost on the outfit is 225L

This ensemble is now available on the Second Life Marketplace, and inworld at my Main Store location.

 

A Touch of India

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Amar is a male name meaning, “Forever, Immortal”,and what better way to express the timeless fashion of the Kurta?  Typically worn with the loose fitting Dhoti pants, the Kurta is a long tunic style shirt that is worn on formal occasions and during celebrations.  You will find men wearing the Kurta as a part of their wedding attire, or you will find folks wearing brand new Kurtas during the Diwali celebration.  They are made from richly colored fabrics, and can have a short upright collar.  Often, the Kurta is beautifully embroidered, or patterned with intricate designs.

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Avatar Bizarre has always been a purveyor of fine traditional attire, and is happy to present the 100% original rigged mesh Amar Kurta.  It comes in the standard five sizes for men and includes an alpha.  This item is modify and copy, and while you cannot resize rigged mesh, this item can be separated, or tinted.  If you wish to separate the Kurta from the Dhoti, simply rez on the ground and unlink things.  You will probably need to rename the items, because unlinking will sometimes cause the item to rename itself to “object”.  I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing more confusing than an inventory full of “Object”!

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Come celebrate the diverse fashion of Second LIfe with Avatar Bizarre by adorning your avatar in one of India’s most beautiful garments for men.  This item is available on the Marketplace and inworld at the Avatar Bizarre main store location.