Capitolize

The Hunger Games is making its way to SL this weekend as KMADD ushers in the look of Capitol Couture.  Join us this Saturday at 12 p.m. SLT and let the games begin!

STYLE TIPS: If you are looking to make a dramatic statement, it is often best accomplished by incorporating one or two accent pieces.  A bright, colorful accessory can really top off an outfit and help you achieve a look that is completely capitol couture.

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Home Is Where The Hearth Is

While winter has never been one of my favorite seasons, one of the benefits that cold weather brings is the arrival of winter clothes.  I love to capture the feel of the season in SL by utilizing all of my clothing layer options.  Layers help give an outfit depth and allow us to incorporate so many varying looks into an ensemble.  Throw a roaring fire into the equation and you can stay warm no matter how cold it looks outside!

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Oh! Mr Hart!

Hart Larsson, the creator of PXL skins has released his new range of skins, called “July” and they are simply magnificent with beautiful depth of shading and subtle details.

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< complete style credits after the jump >

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Casual Suit

New MADesigns Hair – JAMES. The semi-long hair-style is Cool.

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It is the suit which is casual from Meriken Co.
The underpants hem is made roll-up.
The sneakers are new works of hoorenbeek.
Sneakers and a suit match a bare foot well
A bag is a new work of the a.C Store spring

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BODY

Skin: a.C Store ~ GloX – Venus Spring.Sup.TAN T#2 EB.a Bald

Hair: MADesigns Hair ~ JAMES ~ SBR III

Eyes: MADesign ~ PROMISE eyes – blue pale 8

OUTFIT

Jaket: Meriken Co ~  Gingham suits Jacket Gray

Pants: Meriken Co ~ Gingham suits Pants Gray

Tie: Meriken Co ~ Bow Tie

Shirt: Meriken Co ~ ELESE White

Sneakers:  hoorenbeek ~  Pegasus – White/Red

Bag: a.C Store ~ BACK.pack [SAFARI.line]ELEPHANT.Purple

RUNWAY Issue # 8 ~ Cool Autumn Styles

by Maddox DuPont for RUNWAY Magazine

Summer is officially over and to ease us into cool winter months autumn is knocking on our doors.

It is time to rug up ever so slightly and pull out your favourite jacket and head off for relaxing walk in the park or shopping in stores stocked up with new season clothing.

If you are opting for later, this season head to one city that has it all – KMADD City – male fashion capital. There is no reason to complain any more about male fashion in Second Life being neglected. With nearly 70 top male designers in one sim, you will have no excuses for not looking good or having nowhere to shop. Kirk and I have been working hard to bring you some of the hottest designers in male fashion as well as some that can be hard to find at times. KMADD City offers everything from clothing, accessories, shoes to poses and gestures. If you have been looking for uninterrupted shopping experience in Second Life, this is it guys!

Fashion featured in this month’s editorial come from designers that can be found at KMADD City and to get complete style information and tips and tricks from some of the leading names in male and female fashion, head to MAD Image blog.

This month we bring you clothing from names like: Gbberish, JuJu’s Closet, Meriken Co., Valiant, Redgrave, Argrace, Muism and Indigo.

If you are thinking of changing you tanned skin this season there’s no better time to do it; for new releases from Minnu Model Skins, Valiant, Aitui and AC Store will surely tempt you.

In this month’s editorial we are also featuring hair from emerging hair designers like: Uncle Web & Little Heaven with release from Argrace. For hair we suggest you also visit Aitui, Find Ash as well as Exile.

Enjoy the colors of autumn season and stock up on some great fashion for the cool months to come.

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Please visit Designer Directory for store locations.

BODY

SKIN: DAMINI ~ Neo skin normal Face 1

HAIR: Uncleweb Studio ~ Uw.St  Hibiki-Hair  size-L  cool black

EYES: MADesigns NATURALS – happy blue pale eyes

OUTFIT

JACKET: Ju Ju’s Closet ~ Austin – grey –  no under shirt

JEANS: *Valiant* Gold/Silver Black Denim Jeans

KNIT: *Valiant* Grey Line V-Neck Sweater 1

SHOES: REDGRAVE ~ Strap Loafer -Black-

RING: Mhaijik ~ O-Rings Ring Black Rubber and Diamonds Multiplied

EARINGS: Mhaijik ~ O-Ring Earring One Black Rubber and Diamonds tiny rings – L

Please visit Designer Directory for store locations.

BODY

SKIN: MMS-MadridSUNKISSED-base-FACE1

HAIR: LITTLE HEAVEN  LH_hair13_rabi _white_L

EYES: MADesigns SOUL eyes Pale Grey


OUTFIT

PANTS: *Muism* Leather Trouser /Dark Gray

JACKET: [Indigo] Black Vinyl Jacket with Striped Tee

SHOES: Armidi LTD – Dazed S001 Shoe (Blk/Silver)

GLASSES: ROLE OPTIC SG-56 Arcadi

CIG: Cigarette Napalm ::: Nikotin :::

BAG: [Armidi Gisaci] Focsani Bag – Lare

SCARF: SOREAL Gift Scarf

Please visit Designer Directory for store locations.

BODY

SKIN: *Valiant* Chad – Cream tone – Stubble (Hair

HAIR: *ARGRACE* Hunting – Natural Wavy – Light brown

EYES: MADesigns PROMISE eyes – brown pale 2

OUTFIT

PANTS: Gbberish** Attention Suede Pants (Dusk)

JACKET: Meriken Co. Bird hunting Jacket

SHOES: Jeepers Creepers Shoes ~ Quixote Clay Boot

BAG: Shiny Things ~ Compass Bag – black

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.

Please visit Designer Directory for store locations.

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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

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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

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.

< get this cool look after the jump >

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