It comes over us every now and then, that urge which a wise woman by the name of Rihanna described as the instinct to “get my body moving / Shake the stress away”. And, of course, look good into the bargain. Today’s outfit was put together with those twin urges in mind - a little number that seeks to transcend the stiffness of a formal suit as well as the over-casualness of a tight tank top + jeans combo.
The shirt’s from an Italian clothier, Genius Target, and is apparently inspired by a real life Dior piece. It features a field of white stars against a backdrop of gray - very beautiful from a distance, and when you’re fluidly grooving away in a club, it positively shimmers.
Perry featured the Black/Steel Shanghai shoes from JCS a while back. What you see here is that pair’s Gray/Silver cousin. This version has a Chinese coin motif on the front of the shoes, very delicate stitchwork, and a lightly burnished leather texture which somehow manages to look like leather and metal at one and the same time.
Helping to anchor the ensemble is the very bold, masculine Nightstalker watch, with its black titanium casing embedded in a wide, sturdy black double-latched leatherband. It comes as a fully working watch in its own right, with several choices of backlights, but the watch’s very thoughtful designer, Aveline Stein, has also thrown in a HUD version that attaches to the SL client screen.
Spiking things up a bit are Insurrection Piercing Set from Primitive Design, a black headscarf (complete with flung back, gravity-defying platinum locks) and a silver bracelet, both from booN, as well as an intriguing unisex necklace from Satryra Singh’s MadeForYou, made up of alternate braids of leather and what looks like…nylon cord!
Style, Photography: Domch Raymaker
• Chemise / Shirt:
G/T TShirt inspired by Dior 1 (330 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Genius Target [Designer, Address]
• Pantalon / Pants:
Strap Pocket Black Pants (100 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT)
@ Pixelmen [Designer, Address]
• Colier / Necklace:
Unisex Necklace - Chestwearn (120 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ MadeForYou [Designer, Address]
• Montre / Watch:
Nightstalker Homme (299 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T)
@ Steinwerk [Designer, Address]
Insurrection - Complete Piercing Set (200 Lindens, includes eyebrow, mouth and nose piercings which attach to different locations, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Primitive Design [Designer, Address]
• Yeux / Eyes:
Transparency Shine Eyes - ClearGray (300 Lindens, includes 2 eye sets in different iris sizes, Perms: NM/NC/T),
@ Glanz [Designer, Address]