Archive for July, 2009

Brocade Tiger, Artistic Clothing

Posted in Second Life Fashion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by RedLexi

Here is a little known fact about this red head. I have my own clothing line and my own store.

Even though I have had this info on my profile for  almost 2 years now, most of the time when i mention to a friend that I am working on a new clothing design, I hear “You make clothes?!” Strangers are no better informed, My store averages 3 visits a day.  Its a safe bet to say that Brocade Tiger is a very undiscovered line.

However I intend for that to change and soon. I have been making new things like mad lately and in August, my store will be part of its first ever hunt. The Steam! Grid Wide SteamPunk Hunt has agreed to let me in. I will be making a very detailed lace poet’s shirt for the hunt gift and will be previewing it here soon. So be on the look out for details.

Meanwhile, this is just in, the latest Brocade Tiger design. It’s a romantic Men’s wear jacket and pants set.

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Do drop in to Brocade Tiger and have a look. You can find me there most evenings.

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Second Life Romance.

Posted in Second Life, SL, Uncategorized, Worldofsl with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2009 by RedLexi

Second Life Romance, we have all seen it. Most of us have had at least one.  Some of us know people that have a new one every week.

SL is a world made for Romance.

SL is a world made for Romance.

More then often a SL romance is the stuff of high drama and heart break. I am not sure what it is about Second Life but it seems people can fall in love, partner, have a prim baby and part ways in violent anger in a month or less.   I have heard so many horror stories. People that dropped there partner the first time the saw them on live Cam, others that talked their love into paying for part of sims and then  were dumped once the money as spent, still others that parted because Real Life demanded it. The cheaters, the nut cases, the mental abusers and those that just log out and never return are all out there somewhere and actively seeking to further ruin the  good name romance in SL.

It is not all ugly and insane though. Some SL romances  are truly touching and inspiring. I know one couple of lovely gay bois (They know who they are)  that I honestly blame for my own renewed  desire to find my own SL love.  The pair of them are  deeply devoted to each other only and entirely, work together on SL creations and just generally make the world more fun for each other. They are respectful of each other both as avatars and as real people and that is a rare and lovely thing to find in this virtual world of ours.

For the better part of my three years on SL I have been single. I started  here with a Partner but he did not find SL nearly as enchanting as I did. Slowly  but surely he stopped logging in. As romances go, it went out with a whimper.  After that I dated a bit and discovered the wide range of mental disorders that SL has to offer.  Not only in people I met, but in epicly failed  romances of friends.   I am somewhat a loner by nature anyway…not very comfortable making small talk with strangers and that seems to be the first  path to romance. So I stayed alone  and for the most part was okay with it. Now and then tho, mostly when I watched that lovely couple of bois interact, I would know how lonely SL can be.

It was on one of those lonely nights that I did something very out of character for me. I went and put up an ad in one of SL’s many singles areas.  I didn’t expect to get an answer to it, but I did.   That was how Genie came into my life.

He was exactly what I was looking for. If I had been trying to create someone for myself, he would have looked like Genie.  Yet even more then his stunning looks, his personality caught at my heart.  Early on in our first date, he mentioned how strange a person he was in SL because he believed in only having one lover at a time, in being true to that one person and building something solid. He thought that would run me off, but in fact I think I fell a little in love right then.

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Its been several months now since that night and he has been such a gift to me. Every day I find I am just a bit more crazy about him then I was the day before. Second Life is brighter and more interesting then it has ever been. I am inspired to make clothing again, if only to impress him. And I won’t even mention the pose ball education he has given me.

Thank goodness for Second life romance.

Thank you Genie, for  showing me how good it can be.

The RP Couture July Surprise

Posted in Second Life, Second Life Fashion, SL, Sl Contest, Sl fashion, sl Model, Worldofsl with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by RedLexi

First off… let me get this out of my system.

I FINALLY WON A PHOTO CONTEST!!

OH MY GOD!   THEY PICKED ME!!!!!!!!!

I CAN’T FREAKING BELIEVE IT!!

Okay.  I feel much better now.  Calmer. I have at least stopped dancing around my computer desk long enough to write this post.

Every Month, RP Couture created by the charming Raven Pennyfeather holds a photo contest hosted by Frolic Mills of Best of Second Life fame.  At the risk of sounding like a hopeless fan boi, I would not mind growing up to be either of these two people.  Raven’s design talent is stunning and Frolic, he is just one of those mover and shaker people that seems to be in the center of everything important in SL. I am in awe of them both. I snapped this photo of them dancing at the  RP Couture  party. Raven is that mass of  lovely black  curls.

Frolic and Raven Dance

This was my second try at this contest and I can’t say that I had much of hope for a win.  I had seen some of the other men  who were in the running and they were all bigger, far more muscled  then me and most had  dark hair. I always seem to lose to that type.  It was not all bad though, my  boyfriend Genie was working the crowd with his witty British charm and I was trying to start a few conversations too, in my own slightly over polite  and self consious way. When Frolic announced I was the male winner,  I was shocked silent. I cued up my faint animation so I could buy time to think of what to say. Thankfully fainting red headed  bois seem to amuse large crowds.

There were a male, female and honorable mention in the contest and the winners were posted up at the store for all to see.

The winners

The winners

The reward for this win is a bit of a shopping trip with Ms Raven Pennyfeather and I will be doing that tomorrow. It is a trip I look forward to a great deal, after all, i do love to shopping.  However I think the real reward was the chance to get to talk with and get to know  the person behind the famous designer label. She is really a delight to chat with and I am already having great day dreams of watching her at work someday.

Now…I just have to figure out a way to meet Frolic.

And for those of you interested, here is the photo that won for me. Now I get to do it all again next month. Anyone have any good photo ideas?

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