Nouveau chez / New at: “Aitui”

Ben Vanguard | - Tenue/Outfit, Casual, Printemps-Eté / Spring-Summer | Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

It was about time! JesseAitui Petion (Aitui) recently released a new collection, after too long a hiatus! Lets face it. If you want original and stylish casuals in sl, if you aren’t into “post cataclysmic” or other alternative looks, you really don’t have a lot of sources.

Some of the best casuals designers with a true creativity have been sucked in by this big money-machine company and work for it now (company especially tailored to provide to avatars in need of social recognition a lot of rl “copied” casuals, done with skills, without any creativity but at high prices, under a flattering name “inspired” by the name of a famous RL luxury Prêt à porter name). Emma Gilmour, I miss your coloring talent! Dakota Buck, I miss your style! Fortunately, JesseAitui and a few others are still here and their creative juice is still ready to express in their designs!

I’m showing you today an outfit done with two items of the masterpiece of that new Aitui collection: the Tokyo range. For this spring-summer look, I’m using capris and a short jacket and shirt combo. I will show you in a few weeks a fall-winter look built with the same range.

No need to tell you the items are perfectly designed. Jesse knows his work, and being the first one selling tats with no seams is the insurance of aligned textures and precise drawing of them. The “fabrics” are so well rendered that you can actually “feel” them. He offers his items in four dark color tones, from coal to brown. The jacket comes in two versions, with and without a long shirt underneath. They are offered with a matching sculpted collar coming in two attachment point options (not shown).

Like with other items with a personality, these pieces won’t please everyone. But you can’t deny the casual elegance they bring to an avatar. They give you a look halfway between what RL Japanse designers offer in terms of creativity and style, and the comfort and easygoing feel of casual classics. If you don’t feel like going formal or official and need to show style and originality, you definitely have to explore this new range, which offers many other great pieces I will show you as soon as possible!

I’m wearing Jesse’s items with my favorite hair of the season, Rabi by Little Heaven, the most well finished flip-flops ever, obviously sculpted, from Detour, and the last collection of men’s jewelry by Mhaijik Guillaume, always masculine and precious at the same time.

Style, Photography: Ben Vanguard

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Credits after the jump!

• Chemise, pantalon / Shirt, Pants:
Aitui - Tokyo Capris - Ultra Low Rise - Medium Wash - II (140 Lindens/color, Perms: M/C/NT),
Aitui - Tokyo Intake - Smudged Coal (235 Lindens/color, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Aitui [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Bague, Bracelet, Collier / Ring, Bracelet, Necklace:
Mhaijik Titanium w Black C Ring Mns Sz (250 Lindens/set of two, Perms: M/NC/T),
Mhaijik Titanium w Black C Bracelet Mns Sz (250 Lindens/set of two, Perms: M/NC/T),
Mhaijik Titanium w Black Necklace Med Sz (250 Lindens, Perms: M/NC/T),
@ Guillaume pour Homme [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Souliers / Shoes:
[Detour] Layback Flip Flops - Multi (1000 Lindens/including 6 colors, single color versions available for 350 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Detour [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Coiffure / Hair:
LH_hair13_rabi Black, Ash (200 Lindens/color, 1000 Lindens/8 colors pack, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Little Heaven [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Yeux / Eyes:
EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) - SbZ (100 Lindens, Perms: NM/C/NT),
@ Shapes by Zada [Designer, Address & SLURL]

• Skin:
Joshua Goatie normal (1800 Lindens, Perms: M/C/NT),
@ Damiani [Designer, Address & SLURL]

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4 Comments »

  1. I agree completely with this! So many people seem to have jumped on the big money bandwagon. I wish there was more creativity on SL sometimes. Why does it have to be a duplicate of real life? You can do anything, they say, but you still find stale old fashions, just like real life.

    That hair is cool.

    Comment by Joshua Walsh — 6 August 2008 @ 4:23

  2. While the “big money-machine company” produces some high quality products and has introduced some interesting marketing strategies to our pixelated world, I must agree with you, Ben. The recruited content creators have been limited in producing for their own brands. I can only mean to Dakota and Emma since I own some of their stuff - their creativity and refreshing approaches have been missed. Very strong, passionate statement.

    Thank you for voicing this perspective while bringing Aitui’s revitalization to our attention.

    Comment by Cat — 6 August 2008 @ 23:25

  3. I’ve always been a huge Aitui fan, as I tend to dress a little more on the “alternative” side than most, so you bet your ass I was like the first one in the door when the new Aitui was opened. :P I own both the Tokyo Intake jacket and all the Tokyo jeans/capris and still love them! I never wear the Intake jacket with the capris though, i feel like wearing 3/4 length sleeves and capris makes me look like some kid wearing too-short hand-me-downs. :D

    Comment by Till — 20 August 2008 @ 23:11

  4. [...] months ago, I showed you some items of the new “Aitui” collection in a summer outfit, telling you how versatile [...]

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