Tenue du jour / Outfit of the Day: “Rfyre,” “Gutterblood,” “Ottico” and a Few Words about Sezmra Svarog

Perry Proudhon | - Tenue/Outfit, Costume, Night, Special Event | Sunday, September 14th, 2008

When I first thought about shooting “Dysis” from Rfyre, I sampled various hairstyles trying to find something that suited the mysterious feel of this ensemble. I think the obvious choice would have been some untamed tresses, lending a romantic air. But as I experimented with different skins, I suddenly saw Dysis as less of an elegant gothic outfit and more dark, almost post-apocalyptic.

Raven Pennyfeather’s costumes are always inspired and nicely textured, this time in tactile embossed leather, bright metallic tones, soft blood-red velvet. The “jacket” is actually a floor-length leather cloak with collar, accessorized with upper and lower sleeves, extended on the glove layer. A mesh shirt on the undershirt layer is topped with leather lace-up shirt on the jacket layer. The leather pants include sculpty prim cuffs (not shown). Finishing off Dysis is a shimmering silver belt double wrapped around the waist.

Quality: 4/5 - Style-Originality: 4/5 - Usability (different layers, modify perms, amount of outfits put together with a single pack, sizes for attachments…): 4/5 - Price:3/5 - Value for money: 4/5

To complete this outfit, I chose Gutterblood Spoonhammer’s stompy and distressed futureterror boots, still specially priced at 100L. Left boot features an outside buckle and right boot a small outside pocket.

The special anniversary glasses from Ottico fit perfectly, I think, with transparency anti-intuitively set to 100%, giving the glasses a mirror lens.

And underneath it all, the wonderful Black Demonic Skin Claw by Sezmra Svarog, from Nora BodySkins, unfortunately not available anymore. Sezmra is a talented long-time skin designer who recently closed up her shop for good, giving up doing business for money in Second Life for her new endeavor, giving away not only her last women’s skins but the Photoshop files themselves so anyone can customize the skins to their liking. This creative spirit, not the sadly more common desire to get rich, quickly or otherwise, in SL, is pretty inspiring. Hearkens back to the original purpose of SL before it became a land of ad parks and overpriced duplicates of real life fashion. Thank you, Sezmra, for your part in renewing that spark of what used to make us happy to log in here.

edited to add: I’ve received a few IMs in world addressing the comments I made about Sezmra. I have no problem with people who make their living on SL by putting their creative energy into creating…the problem I have is with people who only put their creative energy into marketing, while creating duplicates of real life clothing. Sorry if that wasn’t clear in my text.
Style, Photography: Perry Proudhon

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Credits after the jump!

• Pantalon, Veste, Cape, Ceinture / Pants, Jacket, Cape, Belt:
Dysis (850 Lindens, Perms: C/M/NT),
@ Rfyre [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Boots:
futureterror boots (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Gutterblood [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Lunettes / Glasses:
numero 66 primo anni (200 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Ottico [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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