I have three articles in this month’s AVENUE magazines, starting with this one about Second Spaces and the imaginative creator behind Second Space, Elle Kirshner. The article, Caught In the Act of Living talks about how good she is at creating lived in spaces that feel homey and warm.
My second article is a profile of SL architect Rix SpyKer who is one of the busiest people you never heard of. SpyKer is one of the custom builders who create the venues for many public events. Most of the time, these custom builders for events only get noticed when they fail, but the ones who do their job well… The article is a called Building a Dream which is exactly what he does.
In Unia: The Method to the Madness I wrote a little about the upcoming opening of Unia – a massive immersive mystery/game/puzzle/story/world from MadPea. This will be bigger than any MadPea production before and there’s a lot of excitement about that, but I was more fascinated by the process of taking the story from a little thought cloud and turning it into the prime, scripts and pixels that give it form and substance. It’s going to be a doozy of an event and everyone should go – but first they should read this and maybe get a glimpse of the massive undertaking this all is.
So I am always a bit conflicted about studded clothing. Mainly because I have never worn studded clothing in my life, so I wonder how comfortable it is. Take this dress. I love the way the studs add visual interest, the flat planes of the skirt interrupted by the rows of studs – adding what feels like another dimension to the dress. But then I wonder, what does that feel like to sit on? Is it evenly spread enough so that it’s sort of like the bed of nails phenomenon, or do those little studs poke and prod? Maybe if you sit for just a minute it’s comfortable, but if you sit for a long time it is excruciating? Yeah, I actually spend time wondering what it would feel like for my pixel posterior to sit in my pixel dress with its pixel studs. But hey, it’s a great dress, isn’t it?
It’s AVENUE Fall/Winter Fashion Week and the event kicked off with 3 shows yesterday and will continue all week.Check out the calendar here. The fabulous Kungler sisters had their show yesterday. There are some big surprises for long time fans, such as this ultra=metropolitan dress in cream with metal accents. Its shape seems loosely inspired by medieval court jesters with the turned up collar post-modern jester’s collar and the pleated and banded sleeves that are a modern, urbanist reinterpretation of the medieval jester’s sleeves. There’s nothing medieval about this dress, though. It’s as modern as can be.
I added the over-the-knee boots that are still available at Collabor88 for a few days before their release at ISON. I love the buckle above the back of the knee and like how the strap width is similar to the width of the metal straps on the sleeve. These boots come in several colors, each as tasty as this fresh cream. Continue reading →
I was asked to write an article remembering Squinternet. It is illustrated with her own photos. In Absence Is Physical, I wrote about what her absence feels like in contrast with how very present she was while she lived.
The Object of a Proposition spotlights The Chamber – a social club in Second Life for those who want to spice their life up considerably. It’s a far cry from the sex clubs of noobery.
It is a little intimidating to profile Bryn Oh. She’s well-known and has been written about in the New York Times and Vogue of France and many other places. The challenge was to find something new to say. I hope I succeeded in Oh, the Places You’ll Go.
In the Singularity of Imogen, I wrote about Bryn Oh’s current installation Imogen and the Pigeons and how it explores one of the vital questions of today’s society – the singularity and what it means for our world.
The newest issue of AVENUE is hot on the news stands and kiosks of Second Life® You can read it in-world, picking up your copy at many stores or at the AVENUE offices or you can read it on the web at Issuu. I thought I would share with you the articles I worked on this month – in case you want to check them out.
Menswear Fashion Week 2013 is coming soon and I was thrilled to write an article for the AVENUE MWFW Supplement about the avant garde fashion house Faster Pussycat. If you’re interested, you can find the issue with the schedule and all the details here.
I am loving the spring/summer collection from MiaMai that was released for AVENUE fashion week. These are great casual pieces and comfy resort wear that suit the season. With romantic florals and flirty hems, the entire collection is full-on feminine. This is the Sagi dress which comes in several print sleeveless asymmetrical dresses worn over a lace system layer blouse.
One day baby, we’ll be old Oh baby, we’ll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told One day baby, we’ll be old Oh baby, we’ll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told
One Day Reckoning by Asaf Avidan
We aren’t old yet; and there’s no reason not to tell our stories now. I think one way we tell our stories is through fashion. What we wear signifies so much about us. as we walk down the street, complete strangers can learn how daring or conventional we are, how flashy or restrained, how forward-looking or how nostalgic. Of course, that is an incomplete picture since we can wear something avant garde one day and something waiflike the next. After all, we contain multitudes.
The newest issue of AVENUE is out. I only wrote one story this month, but it’s a doozy! With Ziki Questi and I working together, we highlight ten great date nights for you and your love just in time for Valentine’s Day.