This week I was inspired by the weather here in my hometown, which normally includes sub-zero temperatures and snow-covered city streets. This Winter, however, it feels more like Spring, with rainy weather and warmer temps – not that I’m complaining. I wanted Shiloh and Jake to play the parts of one of the trendy power couples that I see walking the streets in the morning together, heading to their respective offices for the day. Let’s bring a little spring to Second Life fashion!
Just in time, Hoorenbeek came out with their all mesh men’s trench coat, and boy does it look incredible. I honestly don’t know how they do it. Their fabric textures just look so real, without looking out of place in a cartoon world, if you know what I mean. Some Second Life fashion designers use photos of real fabrics to texture their designs without any enhancement and for some reason they just look out of place to me. The shaping and shading of the mesh on this trench is impeccable and they provide plenty of sizes for fitting your male avatar. Variations of shirts to be worn only with the trench are included with your purchase, including turtle necks and business shirts. They also released this trench as part of an entire outfit this week, so stop by Hoorenbeek and check it out! I’ll be reviewing a few other new outfit sets from Hoorenbeek this week!
The few issues my handsome model had were with the alpha layer rezzing and then us being able to see the mesh once he wore it. I’m pretty sure that’s an SL or Firestorm problem and not any fault of the designer. Does anyone out there have that problem as well? Sometimes it seems like we reach our “mesh allotment” and then the viewer says “uh-uh-uh… no more mesh for you!” At least until we clear cache and reload. That makes me sad.
Shiloh has on a really sweet pencil skirt from Fashion Point. I don’t know if the mesh was pre-purchased full-perm or if it was created by the designer, but I DO know that I love, love, love the pinstripe fabric texture and the extremely realistic belt that is a part of the mesh creation. This skirt is perfect for any SL office environment. Paired with the My Darling blouse from Ero Rabbi and Hoorenbeek’s Pleaser boots, which come with 3 different styles of ornamentation on the top of the boot, she looks smart, sexy and sophisticated!
What are your favorite Second Life fashion designs for the office? I’d love to hear from you!
What They’re Wearing:
Pose: Wet Cat – Raindrops Pose Set
Shiloh’s Skin: LAQ Thea Nougat
Jake’s Skin: Mark Goatie2 Eyeliner Normal Haired LaVie
Jake’s Trench Coat and Dress Shirt: [horenbeek]
Shiloh’s Blouse: Ero Rabbi – My Darling blouse
Shiloh’s Skirt: Fashion Point – Mesh Black Pinstripe Pencil Skirt
Shiloh’s Boots: Pleaser [horenbeek]
Jake’s Boots: Biker Boots (Night) Redgrave
Shiloh’s Hair: Exile Color Demo in Drift
Jake’s Hair: Radiant M05 (Midnight) LaQ
Shiloh’s Shape: Her own.
Jake’s Shape: His own.