Death is your gift

Once upon the time I used to be big Buffy fan. I say fan not fanatic, I watched it did not go to convention or anything. Well this Halloween outfit has nothing to do with it really I am just explaining the title.

Halloween Warrior costume

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Making a Statement

Written by Maddox DuPont

Men have an inherent need to stand out. Generally speaking, men want to be in control, to be noticed, to attract the opposite sex (well, mostly), and to be seen as successful, confident and strong. This often opposes the way male clothing is designed in Real life and why it is so colourful in Second Life. With women’s clothing, there is such a great, broad variety of ways to express different moods; female fashion is flamboyant, bright, sexy, and fun. Men’s clothing however, is much more subdued.

Is it surprising then, that when some men – or even stylists, try to make a fashion statement in Second Life, their ensembles are often unwearable. No one wants to look like a Christmas Tree. Men want to stand out for a show – not for a beating. In saying that, it is still possible to express yourself with color, even if you are male. Keep in mind that less is almost always more – two colors will often do, in addition to black and white.

When it is time to make a fashion statement, I suggest you restrain your colors. Sure we want to stand out, but we still do not want to look like women. Rely on details to add color, flair and originality to your outfit. Men often forget about the small details. They are concerned only with having the biggest and latest items. That’s why you see so many guys addicted to muscle and red cars in real life, while in Second Life our male fashionists parade somebody else’s idea of style. Just because is it is a latest release, that does not make it fashionable. Remember, unless you are making a trend, you are following one.

To create a trend you do not need to be a designer or a stylist. You just need to be creative. Clothes are your palette, mood is your brush, occasion is your canvas.

< read a complete GLAMsl Magazine article and get style info – after the jump >

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Out of the box

Written by Maddox DuPont

Imagine waking up in a world where everyone looks and dresses the same. A world where looks come in a box, conveniently assembled to match your every mood. All you need to do is right click and press BUY and you are transformed into a Goth Rock Star, Punk Princess, Chic Supermodel or Hunky Prep Boy. There are no limits to how you can look or what you can be, yet most of us use very little of our imagination and sense of style to look anything different to what is on the box.

Welcome to The World of Clones – welcome to Second Life.

Nash by MADesigns

< don’t want to dress like a clone? – read a complete article after the jump >

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