Who’s the Boss?

I am often jumping from working in my store on shapes, helping customers one moment to visiting events the next. With busy social life and time used on improving my business I needed to come up with a style flexible enough to suit both occasions, give or take a few elements.

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One thing in common

Maddox DuPont for RUNWAY MAGAZINE

September 2008

I once visited an art exhibition that featured wood carvings of empty bottles that were painted over with washes of paint. As I held the catalogue of all the paintings in my hand I realised that each one of these pieces had a corresponding line of the poem allocated to it. Poem spoke about a complex relationship between two people that has come to an end. I later found out that poem was written by the same artist which explained a real reason for all the empty bottles featured on his paintings.

Couple of the lines from this poem stuck with me to this day and they go something like this:

“And we are connected in the way I do not understand
And one thing in common
Hating the way we want everything to be nice”

I often look at Second Life as a microcosm of the real world we live in. It’s almost easier to realise certain things about life as the scale of our world is far smaller while concentration of our ideas and tendencies far greater. It is not very hard to observe that we are completely mesmerised with beauty and perfection, engaging in all sort of crusades to achieve it. We like to be part of the community, yet we like to stand on our own and be recognised for being unique and different.

In Second Life we use style, appearance, engage in activities and careers that best express who we really are. These things are done to some degree even more successfully than we are able to do them in Real Life due to our genetic, financial and cultural constraints.

Many of us have come to the realisation that looking good and expressing our uniqueness is highway to success in any area of our Second Life. Personality and talent will only get you so far with certain people, but beauty is something that almost everyone has weakness for. Although looking good is not all and everything that is needed for success, the boost of confidence that it gives you is surely going to help break the initial barrier of meeting someone to give you the opportunity to win them over with your personality and talent.

Luckily to look good in Second Life is not as hard nor financially debilitating for most. It does however require a good degree of patience, resourcefulness and creativity. I presume that if you are reading RUNWAY you understand how looking good will benefit not only your modelling career but also your social interaction.
Thanks to some gentle persuasion from Maggie Mahoney and Thalia Jie, I am glad to be joining Runway team and lead you on the way to a better looking you.

As the creator of MADesigns Shapes brand I am bringing to the RUNWAY over 2 years of experience in creating and dressing men and women of Second Life. I am also the owner of MAD Modelling Agency and MAD Studio Photography two aspects of KMADD Enterprise business that is dedicated to promoting, presenting and capturing exceptional talents of our designers and models. It is my hope that my articles and experience I will share with you will be enough to inspire you to develop your personal style and give your appearance in Second Life the individuality it needs.

And now as promised, here is the complete list of items I wore for the RUNWAY shoot.

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Gangster

BODY

SKIN: Belleza ~ Ewan tan 6

EYES: MADesigns NATURALS ~ happy blue pale eyes

TATTOO: dEVOL ~ JESUS CROSS TATTOO 1

OUTFIT

TANK: artilleri ~ skull artilleri tank top (long)

PANTS: REDGRAVE ~ 02 Pants Elegance / low waist – Black-

NECKLACE: Fing Shop ~ MaleDogTag-Psycho

WATCH: [ hoorenbeek ] ~ Ansor Watch – Large – Black

CUFFS: [ hoorenbeek ] ~ Leather Cuff – John – Black – Right – Medium

CIGS: [ hoorenbeek ] ~ Marlboro box – w/shadow

NAILS: SiniStyle ~ Taped Fingers & Black Nails (Index, Middle, Pinky)

POCKET: REDGRAVE ~ Scarf  // Left Pocket

BOOTS: D2TK ~ Mens Black Left Cowboy Boot v1.02

FEDORA: AKEYO ~ Fedora1_Black wool

RING: Mhaijik ~ Diamond and Platinum Ring Mns Sz

Renegade

BODY

SKIN: Belleza ~ Ewan tan 6

HAIR: Novocaine Hair ~ Flynn – licorice

BODY HAIR: BODY HAIR SHOP ~ [vdbv] – {Jack} – chest hair (black-straight-thin)

EYES: MADesigns NATURALS ~ happy blue pale eyes

OUTFIT

PANTS: TheAbyss ~ Oblivion Pants

JACKET: Meriken Co.Ltd ~ Jacket Gray Pyson

SCARF: Muism ~ Scarf _Dark silk_Short

COLLAR: ARMIDI ~ {Gisaci} Cambridge Cuffed Shirt Collar – Aufren Black

BOOTS: Eclipse Develpment ~ IMPACT – Boot

GLASSES: FNKY! ~ Dealer Glasses (Black)

RING: Mhaijik ~ Titanium w Black Ring Mns Sz

Samurai

BODY

SKIN: Belleza ~ Ewan tan 6

EYES: MADesigns NATURALS ~ happy blue pale eyes

HAIR: Muism ~ Fox   /black -L

BODY HAIR: BODY HAIR SHOP ~ [vdbv] – {Jack} – chest hair (black-straight-thin)

OUTFIT

GLOVES: Models own ~ custom

SHIRT: ARMIDI ~ {Gisaci} Cambridge Cuffed Shirt Top – Aufren Black

PANTS: AVid ~ Laureate pants

EARINGS: Muism ~ ear-ring / right

JACKET: REDGRAVE ~ 01c Suit Jacket Elegance -Black- // Jacket Solo (part of outfit)

SHOES: Kalnins ~ Shoes – Gallop

BRACELT: Mhaijik ~ Titanium Sleek C Bracelet Mns Sz

NECKLACE: EARTHTONES boutique ~ His Prayer Rosary, Bloodstone/SlvrBrs

Style/Model/Photography: Maddox DuPont

Location: GLAMWORLD

How to wear a hat

I remember 2 years ago when I first started in SL I went looking for a hat. My dear God that’s all I can say. And now with an introduction of sculpties we have so many of them to choose from it is absolute heaven, yet I still can get enough of hats.

From caps to fedoras – I love hats full stop. I do not wear them in Real Life much but have absolute passion for them in Second Life.

As my dear friend use to say “Ahhhh (sigh), there is something about boys with hats, tattoos and motorbikes.”

Bad ass outfit you know you want it.

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Wurls Wurld

This Friday, Kirk & I were invited to appear on the Wurls Wurld talk show following the success of my make over with Mr. Wurlitzer Seisenbacher himself.

Chic outfit befitted of a superstar.

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Leather pants 3 ways

Want to learn how to recycle your outfits? Then this post is for you. I show you how to wear 3 different styles with leather pants and cowboy boots.

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