Thursday, February 14, 2008

Caught in Dark Eden: Sana Dagger

For now I will step out of my role of merchant hawking my wares and play fashionista for a day.

One of the benefits of having a shop in Second Life is the opportunity to meet some really incredible people who will give you money and smile about it. Oftentimes I have seen some people who put together some amazing looks that just blow me away. One such person, Sana Dagger, wandered into the shop yesterday and I was thoughtful enough to snap off some hot pics of her astoundingly gorgeous harajuku style outfit.

Isn't that something? It seems perfect for Harajuku station in Tokyo doesn't it? Well we tried to ask the lovely Sana about where all the pieces were from so we could do one of those proper mashup notes where you list where everything comes from. Unfortunately there was a language barrier. She isn't Japanese, she's actually German! But with perseverence we managed to communicate enough to get a few things out. First the self plugs: The hair is Dark Eden's Midori set, black hair in Black Iron style. The skirt is Dark Eden's Kanji Skirt, Midnight color.

As far as we can tell, the boots, the thigh and arm belts and things are from Sinistyle, I'm not entirely sure. The very pretty shirt, which says 'Drink Milk' over the boobah, comes from Gearshift. Not sure on skin is that Minnu? Those cute gothy pandas, which is the thing we were most interested in, came from a place called Kana-na. Never heard of it? Neither had I!

We had a little shopping trip to go check out the shop where these things came from. This lead us to the wonderful Japanese sim called... get ready for it... Shimokitazawa. Yep, that's pretty damn Japanese. We found the shop, which was actually called Kana-Na and Crazy Rock Style. Along the way we found a very oddly put together mall sim with tunnels going every direction, stores on top of each other, rows of stalls in odd places, and one store that doubled as a nightclub. Very kooky, and a little frustrating if you are looking for anything specific, but great fun if you are in a mood to explore and see what fate brings you.

Everything was fantastic there but I put together a quick picture with some of the highlights:

The top is Blessed Zipped Jumper by Gearshift. It has a great collar which I didn't include because it knocked the skull thingie off. So if you are worried about that gradient around the neck, don't be, its just there because I was lazy!

The hair, Ikemen, only comes in that color from what I could tell, and came from a lovely little hair and skin shop called Shop Seu.

The panda is a slightly different bloodier version of the same panda Sana was wearing, this one is called Dark Panda Bag. It includes two arm bags, two shoulder (backpack) bags, a leg bag and a collar/neck bag.

The picture just doesn't do justice to the gorgeous Lily Bangle from Creamshop. It comes in white, orange and red colorations.

The skull rhinestone comes from the same shop and is a wonderful combination of Bling and Goth in one bizarre package.

For those who want a closer look at these three attachments, I included a blowup shot here:


Well it was fun playing fashionista for the day and I hope this exposes you all to some fun Japanese shops you might not have heard of otherwise! Happy shopping!

1 comment:

On said...

wow tooooooooo cute!!!

I love Panda... and just bought a Morn Creations Bag from the following Blogshop:
panda.cwahi.net

Share with you the photos of my lovely panda tote bag tmr... hehe