Friday, February 23, 2007
A new look
It's taken a little time but I've found a look I am really feeling at home with for my normal SL existence. It started when Morgana read about the comb-over hair from Mystikal, which at first seemed like a kitschy idea. But when I tried it in grey, suddenly something clicked. It didn't look kitschy at all. It looked distinguished, and set me apart from about 80 percent of the men in Second Life right away.
During the same stop at Mystikal I bought the Baldie hairstyle in grey as well. That's it in the photo below, from Roma.
The hair wasn't all of it, but it was intriguing enough to lead me on something of a shopping spree to flesh things out. I bought several new clothing items, geared toward building the urbane, professorial older man look I also picked up new skins from DragonFly Designs. Here you see me in their light skin with thick beard.
The glasses are the finishing touch. Most of the eyeglasses I've seen in SL are clunky, kludgy-looking affairs that aren't worth wearing free, let alone paying the L$100 or more they are often priced at. These, though, from FNKY!, are superb. They include options to change frame color, lens color and lens shading with a click or two, and are well worth their slightly high price tag.