Should these sandals be worn with socks?

So these sandals happened.

I’ve never been big on making shoes for the sake of having shoes, but I know lots of folks enjoy buying shoes, sometimes rather obsessively.  Since the SLink mesh feet came out, there was suddenly a reason to start.  The first pair, the Neo Toes, came out last week. This week’s offering is the Medieval style Sandal for the SLink mesh flat feet.

Just to keep everyone else from feeling left out, there’s a version in the box that fits normal Second Life flipper feet.  After all, not everyone really wants to deal with mesh body parts.  Both sets of sandals are unrigged, so they can be resized as needed.  They are also available in around nine colors, including:  Black, Brown, Red, Gold, Green, Blue, Purple, Silver and Teal.

These sandals work beautifully for casual summery sorts of outfits, but since I’m such a fashion maven, I wore them with a Greg Brady style outfit with bellbottom pants and nylon shirt during my DJ gig last night.

And since I’ve been remiss in publishing set lists lately, it’s probably time to inflict one on you now.  Don’t worry, this won’t happen with any kind of frequency, because frankly I’m not that motivated.  I do love it when I can just let loose and play some of my favorite music for folks.  Include some requests, and mix thoroughly, and you end up with the following list.  Share and enjoy.

Play List

Leaether Strip – Reunited With My Bitterness
Clan of Xymox – A Question of Time
Ian North – Youth in Asia
Covenant – Tour De Force
Armageddon Dildos – East West
Alphaville – Big in Japan (Extended Mix)
*** Request*** Skinny Puppy – Assimilate
*** Request*** Goldfrapp – Ride a White Horse
*** Request*** Howard Jones – The Prisoner
Echo Image – Neverending Story
Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now (Japanese Version)
Our Daughter’s Wedding – Lawnchairs (Dance Club Mix)
The Spoons – Nova Heart
China Crisis – Working with Fire and Steel
Altered Images – See Those Eyes
*** Request*** Cristina – Drive My Car
*** Request*** Neuroticfish – They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha Haa
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult – Dirty Little Secrets
*** Request*** Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Dancerama
Delhi 2 Dublin – Code Red
*** Request*** The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Suburban Space Invader
Intaferon – Steamhammer Sam
Aneka – Japanese Boy
*** Request*** Santa Hates You – Bootcamp
The Cruxshadows – Monsters
*** Request***
Rammstein – Te Quiero Puta
Juno Reactor – Pistolero
*** Request*** James Ray & the Performance – Dustboat
B-Movie – Remembrance Day
Scooter – You
Silver Pozzoli – Call Me
Shonen Knife – Daydream Believer

Thus was a play list generated.  The sandals are available inworld and on the marketplace.

Neo Toes!

I’m happy to report that the Slink craze has finally popped by Avatar Bizarre in the form of Toe Shoes.  These 100% mesh shoes were made for the male Flat Slink feet.  Don’t quote me on this, but rumor has it they may fit female flat feet as well.

AB SLINK Neo Toes Shoes Teal

Available in six colors, now you barefoot aficionados can enter those pesky NO SHOES NO SHIRT NO SERVICE sims, confident that though you still technically look barefoot, you are now wearing shoes!

The Avatar Bizarre Neo Toes Shoes are your answer to the best in athletic fashion.  Be the envy of the grid in your choice of red, black, green, blue, purple, and teal.

Please be aware that these shoes were created for the SLINK FLAT MALE FEET.  Please head to the Slink marketplace to check out their line of feet for men and women before you buy the Neo Toes shoes from Avatar Bizarre.


*** Will fit both male and female flat feet from Slink ***

Available inworld and on the marketplace.

The Glorious Ludwig van…

I have to admit.  I’m a huge fan of A Clockwork Orange.  I also quite enjoy Beethoven.  So when I was making this new outfit, I figured I should name it after one of the greatest composers in history: The Glorious Ludwig van, as Alex deLarge was fond of calling him.  Beethoven’s iconic high-collared coat is the inspiration for the Ludwig Tux.  This ensemble not only draws from the late 18th century styles, but also from 19th and very early 20th century styles.  Generally, when I make a historic style, I stick with one era and try to be true to the real deal, but this is more of a fantasy suit.  It’s Gothic, in the dark club sense of the word, while being somewhat anachronistic, and a stylistic oddball.  Such is Second Life fashion.

Naturally, when writing up any blog post, there’s this driving need to find a suitable spot on the grid in which to take pictures.  Between monkeying with the right windlight settings, messing around with camera settings, and searching around for great locations, blogging can certainly turn into a full time occupation.  Luckily, this particular sim has been around since I signed into Second Life, and it’s one of my favorites, though there isn’t much there.  Just a meadow, a piano, a lake, and some benches.  It’s ideal for photographing a suit named after a classical composer, because the piano you see me hunched over is scripted to play the sim owner’s own deft piano playing (though the music is Mozart, not Beethoven, but we can overlook that, can’t we?)

In spite of the expression on my face, the area is serene and calming.

The Ludwig Tux is a delightful throwback to several bygone eras.  The wingtips, mostly worn by Las Vegas magicians these days (Hey, Teller!) cast a shine that matches the color of each suit.  That’s one of the fun things about using materials; you can adjust shine so it realistically reflects colors around the objects that have the heightmaps applied.  In addition to the fancy wingtips, the creased pants sport a herringbone texture.  The cravat, a mix of sculpts, mesh, and flexi prims, has a bright metallic sheen that, like the shoes, reflects the colors of the jacket in a magical way.

Of course the whole thing is set off by a white waistcoat and a high-collared velvet brocade tailcoat.  Available inworld and on the marketplace, it comes in eight different colors.  This is a delightful addition to any discerning male avatar’s wardrobe.

Be sure to try the demo before you buy the suit.