Luka Look

It has been a while since my last post on MAD Image. Hair has certainly sucked up all of my time and this update was a bit of a nightmare. It took nearly a month to create new hair textures and redo 25 of my current styles, most of which needed some prim adjustment as well. Actually doing a style and making a shape was a refreshing and welcome change.

In this post you see me wearing my latest concoction and then you see the shape that I made for it.

The whole inspiration for this look came from my latest hair style Luka which is modern take on Grease rockabilly look. New skin from Belleza is absolutely divine, check out the body of this skin on shape picture, this is by far one of the best bodies I’ve seen and most realistic.

Valiant has lots of new items and here I used his double tank. I love the idea of clothing that resembles how we would wear things in RL, you know things crooked, layered, wrinkled etc. no cutout doll clothing.

Well BAD BOY has finally opened it’s doors at KMADD City. And it is no longer secret that WMD label is behind BAD BOY. Maruko makes some of the best jeans in Second Life and you have to check his BAD BOY collection. Store is located outside of MADesigns store on the corner just as you exit the main store.

Luka Shape is available on Level 4 as part of Body Perfect Collection.

BODY

SKIN: Belleza ~ Miguel Deep Tan 7 (bald)

HAIR: MADesigns Hair ~ LUKA ~ NB III

EYES: MADesigns ~ NATURALS (black label) – happy blue pale eyes

OUTFIT

SHIRT: Valiant ~ Starfish double Tank top

PANTS: WMD ~ “Ronin” Simon Black jeans low rise

SCARF: REDGRAVE ~ 06 Scarf Plaid -BlackWhite-
(part of outfit [*RG*] Tee-Layerstyle + Plaid Scarf -LightGreen-)

BOOTS: D2TK ~ Mens Black Cowboy Boot v1.02

GLOVES: REDGRAVE ~ Biker Gloves + straps [metallcap] -Black-

BELT: REDGRAVE ~ Asymetric Belt *BlackSilver-

TATTOO: INFLICT ~ Titan

CIGS: FNKY! ~ Cigarette behind ear
FNKY! Cigarette II Red 20 Packet (pocket) (move it to the back pocket)
FNKY! Cigarette II (long ash)

SUNGLASSES: FNKY! ~ SuperStar Glasses (Black/Black)

RUNWAY Magazine featuring MADesigns

In this month’s issue of RUNWAY Magazine, MADesigns Shapes wearing MADesigns Hair and Eyes were featured in underwear and tattoos from some of the leading designers of male fashion.

Photography & Styling by Maddox DuPont. Set design Aldero Akami.

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We often get criticised for not showing you our bodies ~ as you can see we have nothing to be ashamed of.

[ akami ] ~ Can’t rain all the time

Well I don’t think I have worn this much leather since… well I think since I wore long flexi hair, cowboy boots and a skin with no belly button but we shall not go there right now. I fancied a change from my multi-coloured look and since Maddox had just finished his awesome JIN hair, it sparked a need in me, to break out the leather boots and chains.

I’m going to classify this as a goth look, even though it’s probably not. Apologies to any REAL goths out there!

Urban Goth(ish) Casual Wear.

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Steampunk ~ The Future is Yesterday

Written by Maddox DuPont for RUNWAY Magazine December 2008

We are technology addicts. All of us, especially you who is reading this. You love your virtual lives, your ipods all those gadgets. They let you escape, dream, perhaps imagine better life. They make you feel more fortunate than your grandma, right?

I remember the first time I held my “touchy”, freshly unwrapped and fully charged. My fingers gliding on its smooth surface, with only few clicks I had my favourite track on while checking my e-mail and making to do list of all the things that I would probably never come around doing. I felt like Tom Cruise in “Minority report”, I felt future was here and I was part of it. I imagined how far we will get in the next 10 years if I am already here experiencing this. The future is now.

Then the reality sets in and the world that looks bright with hope starts flashing its wounds to reveal that we are not all living the same tomorrow. So, I try to escape, to freeze time so that I can live in this moment forever or visit the time where I felt at home with myself, with who I am.

And sometimes I am so paralysed to do anything at all often wondering if the path I will choose will be the best one for me. After all we create future, today and every move counts. Like the clock whose ticks announces each passing moment, each breath has purpose; each coil, spring and gear pulls the time with it in eternal cause and effect game.

It is from these dreams, hopes and ponderings that Steampunk was born. Steampunk can be broadly defined by it’s fashion, technology and lifestyle set in a world where steam power was widely used, usually Victorian and Edwardian era England, and with a strong helping of science fiction and science fantasy thrown in.

It’s the alternative path, that could have happened, like H. G. Wells and his time machine, or Jules Verne’s technologies. There’s steampunk inventions like dirigibles and other flying machines, steam automobiles and a real life computer called a “Difference Engine” invented by Charles Babbage in 1822. The emphasis is on steam driven or spring and clockwork propelled gadgets or any materials consistent with the Victorian era such as polished brass, iron, and wood.

In the world where almost everything is possible; where past, future and present can exist both at the same time (and often same place), is it to anyone’s surprise that steampunk has such a great following in Second Life?

What is so exciting about steampunk is that it combines two of our favourite things: nostalgia and technology. Everyone’s interpretation can be quite different and no rules really apply as long as they contain these two elements. As you will see it is not always necessary to adorn items that come from Victorian era, the style is much more flexible than that.

In the styles that are to follow I attempt to create characters with authentic presence who are embodiment of steampunk stereotypes to which I added my own personal interpretation. My intention was to challenge your perception of this particular genre and to inspire you to create your own unique style driven by your passions or suited to an occasion. I named styles: Nobleman, Nomad, Blimp Master, Steampunk Kitty and Firefly Commander.

NOBLEMAN

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STYLE TIPS

Really quite simple outfit when you look at it. I used modern hair style which fitted well with this period costume. Boots needed to be tinted as they were grey – choose light brown color with very little saturation.

This is elegant style suited for more formal occasion.

Steampunk Submarine Vessel is made by Carrah Rossini.

BODY

SHAPE: BUCK by MADesigns (modified)

SKIN: DRAGONFLY DESIGNS ~ (Desert)Ridge After Five GQ :Hair: Smooth Body\

HAIR: Defectiva ~ Gypsy BRN

EYES: MADesigns PROMISE eyes – brown pale 10

OUTFIT

OUTFIT: Unzipped ~ Classical Badlands

MONOCOLE: LCC  – victorian monocle

RING: Mhaijik ~ Steampunk Gold Etched Ring

BOOTS: Angry Monkey ~  Justice Boots

CANE: Khep’s Creations ~ Post-Apoc SteamPunk Cane v.3

NOMAD

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STYLE TIPS

I combined 2 whole outfits into one in this one. I also used helmet which comes with Sinister Designs outfit in addition to helmet from Blind Spot. I tinted all items from Blind Spot with brown to match the color of the outfit as it looked too pale in comparison. You can also add some glow to the monitor screen.

When I wore only a cloak I changed gloves to Steampunk Gloves from HC. HC is new label for combat gear and these gloves are exceptionally made.

You can also add goggles to this outfit which I did not ended up using but were originally part of this style. I used TonkTastic – Steampunk Goggles. They come with many great options for customisation and are all menu driven.

Location: Wastelands

BODY

SKIN: Gentlemen ~ Full 3

HAIR: bald by choice

EYES: MADesigns ~ PROMISE eyes – brown pale 10

TATTOO:  iNFLiCT ~ Im Not Pretending *Medium*

OUTFIT

CLOTHING: Unzipped ~ Badlands4

CLOAK: Sinister Designs ~ Wasteland Warrior

GLOVES: HC ~ Steampunk gloves

SHOES: Blind Spot ~ Spoiler Limb

WEAPON: Blind Spot ~ Ge Lance /back

HELMET: Blind Spot ~ SuperMultiplet  Helmet

BLIMP MASTER

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STYLE TIPS

This style is really no brainer, just wear items and adjust them to suit your body.

Location: Blimp @ Plunder

BODY

SKIN: TheAbyss ~ Scorpio_Orion[4]B Body Hair [Skullcap]

HAIR: bald by choice

EYES: MADesigns ~ PROMISE eyes – brown pale 10

TATTOO: iNFLICT ~ Titan

OUTFIT

OUTFIT: CIVVIES ~ “Scavenger” Coat Top

HAT: SiniStyle ~ Tank’D – drab

BOOTS: T.KING ~ Steampunk Brass Gear Boots

ARM: Hob Goblin ~ Brass Arm ((One Piece))

GLOVES: Angry Monkey ~ Road Warrior Glove

GOGGLES: LCC  – steampunk goggles

STEAMPUNK KITTY

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STYLE TIPS

I love this style for it is eclectic – you got a bit of Scottish, Neko, SteamPunk and Rock ‘n’ Roll. I keep getting people looking under my skirt hoping for a lucky surprise.

Location: SteamForge

BODY

SKIN: Belleza ~  Ewan tan 6-E bald

HAIR: Find Ash ~ Calm Gangster[Black/gold tips]

EYES: MADesigns ~ PROMISE eyes – green pale 14

TATTOO: DEVOL ~ Tribal Hemp Tattoo 1

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

OUTFIT

KILT: The Syndicate ~ The Kurgan [Black]

TANK: World Wide Industries ~ lifted black floral tank

BOOTS: T.KING ~ Grunge Camp Kickers

TAIL: PrimtroniCS ~ Neko-Tail V1.2 Steampunk Gears III long

EARS: T.KING ~ Steampunk Brass Neko Ears

EYE PATCH: Last Eden ~ Goggle patch MALE

CUFFS: T.KING Grunge Camp Paw Cuff (large) & T.KING ~ Grunge Camp Paw Watch (large)

GUITAR: Hob Goblin ~ Steam-Punk Shredder Guitar

FIREFLY COMMANDER

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I already spoke about this style in my preview post so not much to say here apart from that at the bottom you would find information on Bike and Gun used for this shoot.

Location: Muism Fashion Show set @ KMADD City

BODY

SKIN: -Belleza- Ewan tan 6-E

HAIR: bald

EYES: MADesigns NATURALS – happy blue pale eyes

OUTFIT

COAT: Last Eden ~ Serial Killer Trench

SHIRT: Last Eden ~ Please Stand By

PANTS: Last Eden ~ Outlander Pants (Skinny)

HAT: Last Eden ~ Commissar hat skull an Cross Bones

BOOTS: [T.KING] ~ Steampunk Badlands Nemesis III Boots

BRACES: [T.KING] Spiked Bracers

EARINGS: Multi Earrings Skull (right) (models own)

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

GUN: T.KING ~ Steampunk Reactor Cannon II

BIKE: T.KING ~ Steampunk Badlands Terra-Bike

[ akami ] ~ My Return to Thunderdome

I need to watch Mad Max, in its entirity, back to back. You know properly, without cuts for breaks or adverts, and a nice comfy sofa with the lights dimmed. On a massive screen. Thing is I dont have the DVD’s. I should really get off my arse and go buy them shouldn’t I? But that would mean having to leave Second Life… and we can’t have that now can we?

Hmmm… what to do, what to do?

Well… isn’t it obvious really I hear you cry? Break out the Abyss Dystopia skin, shave most of my hair off, clamp on some rather heavy looking gauntlets, a pair of torn Primitive Design jeans and head on down to the Thunder Dome…! or in my case Phat Cats Jazz Blue Lounge… where I was kindly asked to cover my naked torso.

Cue the music… this is MY Return to Thunderdome. Post Apocalyptic Punk.

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UNMUTED

KMADD’s 1st Anniversary celebrations began with Rawly & Natalie’s: UNMUTED Talk Show with our KMADD Staff. Of course Kirk and I were one of the quests and this is what I wore for the event.

rock star outfit with an attitude

< skid for the style info >

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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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