Is this thing on?
For almost two years now, I have been wearing the same skin: League’s Taylor. I’ve worn it so long it’s become part of how I think about my virtual self. I’ve tried on other skins, but they never really fit. In the meantime, Tableau Vivant kept putting out these absolutely stunning men’s skins: a little androgynous without being too dainty, and they looked really good on me. But they were men’s skins with men’s bodies, and let’s be honest: under all the menswear and short hair, I want my body a little curvy. So I quietly lusted after the Noctis skin, and grumbled.
And then last month, Tableau Vivant released a female version of the Noctis and Andrej skins in one tone only at Limited Couture. Oh my god, you guys, I haven’t taken Noctis off since. It’s exceptional, and it really suits me. I suspect it will stay with me for a long time.
Menswear Fashion Week was held at the end of March. I was out of town on a business trip and didn’t get a chance to explore all of it, but what I saw was extremely impressive. Sebastian Aries always puts out new releases for events like this, and he did not disappoint: three new hairs, and they’re gorgeous on women as well as men. As with many Shag men’s hairs, they take some resizing; this is not a problem. Sebastian always purposefully makes his men’s hairs easy to shrink down, so they’re technically unisex. One of the many reasons I love Shag hair.
Minor complaint: Menswear Fashion Week highlighted one of the growing problems I have with SL fashion. I wear menswear. SL menswear is, more and more, going the mesh route. This trend is relegating me to the hourglass shapes and cute skirts of women’s mesh, and all those gorgeous suits are out of my grasp. You guys, that sucks. That said, my favorite clothing item at Menswear Fashion Week was a jacket from sYs that’s coming out in a female version soon. I’ll blog it here when I can!
A follow-up post coming soon. Why? Because POSE FAIR 2012 is coming soon you guys! My favorite event of the year! My wallet’s least favorite!
Skin: Tableau Vivant — Noctis female by Aida Ewing
Hair: [Shag] — Suedehead by Sebastian Aries
Shirt: Kyoot — Beneath My Bones by Saeya Nyanda
Overshirt: AOHARU — BT Woven Shirt by machang Pichot
Trousers: COCO — Homme Slim Fit Pants by cocoro Lemon
Feet: Slink — Bare feet Mesh by Siddean Munro
Tie: MANDALA — Smexy Tie by kikunosuke Eel
Belt: Cobrahive — P-Belt Studded by Chikane Kaligawa
Tattoo: Vestigium — Mermaid’s Enchantment by lu Scorpio
Poses: Del May by Del May (who will be a vendor at Pose Fair 2012!)