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Of Nosferatu & Wasabi

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Names of Items: NosferCoat & Jardar Hair

Creators: Allegory Malaprop & MissAllSunday Lemon

Shoppes: Schadenfreude & Wasabi Pills

Comments:

Yes, Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year — the annual trading in of my hair. I may feel adventurous and even slip into a new skin by December.

In over three years I have had two hair styles (three if you include my new upgrade). While I absolutely must have closets filled with clothes, bureaus stuffed with cravats, and gloves and canes enough to warrant their own room, I am rather reluctant to acquire new hair and skin with the same fervour.

My reasons are several and can be summed up to say that I would sooner spend my energies on clothing, rather than the distraction of contending with a new core appearance on a regular basis. Once a year is plenty, thank you.

Although I have to say, finding elegant longer blond hair (preferably in a ponytail) befitting my person is nigh impossible. I search about twice a year and every 16 months finally secure something acceptable.

In any event, I thought that the death of my former hair would best be matched with an ensemble by Schadenfreude called NosferCoat — more than just a coat.

The Jardar hair by Wasabi Pills is a amalgam of sculpts and prims, some flexi, and some not. It is an excellent combination, and flows nicely when needed and remains still when it should.

Also note the excellent NosferCoat (Sanguine colour), and its buttons. I layered Schadenfreuede`s Strigoi black undershirt, and Strigoi Oxford shirt beneath for a stylish, yet casual appearance, complementing the NosferCoat.

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Side view of the momentous new hair style. I am rather fond of the manga mad scientist appearance, and for those who know me well, understand the appeal. As a side note, most mad scientist or physician types in Japanese entertainments possess blond hair. And no, I did not give that any consideration when creating my avatar over three years ago. Really.

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My former hair did not comprise of any sculpt components, so I’m quite impressed with how this one appears. The hair is also modifiable (as well containing a resizer script — which can be deleted afterwards), so various strands can be moved to taste and for when wearing a hat.

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I admit, initially, I found it difficult to accept my new hair (I find difficulty with changes in my appearance, in general), but now I’m very pleased.

Wasabi Pills has an ever growing offering of hair suitable for men and women, in a wide range of styles and colours. In fact, I bought another one as well — for 16 months from now.

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My only issue with the NosferCoat is the coat bottom itself. It appears quite nice under most circumstances, but I was never able to fit it to my frame satisfactorily. I do believe it’s too low in this photo. But it does bunch a bit from time to time, depending on my pose.  Although, the coat bottom definitely screams Nosferatu (I’m sure Max would agree).

However, the detail and styling of the texture and components such as cuffs and alternate pieces, are well worth having this coat in the closet.  It’s also very true to its inpiration — and is provided in many colours (I have them all).

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Schadenfreude is also very good about including variations and using multiple layers. Here is the coat as a jacket only, and without the coat bottoms. Very chic.

And I can’t go on enough about the Strigoi trousers! As a quick aside — if you do not own the Strigoi ensemble from Schadenfreude yet, please acquire it today. It’s a brilliant, playful, versatile and stunning creation, perfect for the man of wealth and taste.

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See you all again eventually (yes, I’m aware that I’m not the most prolific blogger).

Enemble Details:

Jacket: Sanguine Short NosferCoat by Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude
Shirt: Strigoi Oxford by Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude
Undershirt: Strigoi Black Shirt by Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude
Trousers: Strigoi Pleated Trousers by Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude
Shoes & Socks: Sebastian – Coal by Eponymous Trenchmouth of Jeepers Creepers
Monocle: GC-Monokel (Dark-Knight clock) by Grazioso Alekseev of Crie Style
Pocket watch: PocketWatch Short Silver by Ross Myhre of Mire
Gloves: Batty Suit Gloves by hyasynth Tiramisu of Silent Sparrow

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  • Hair – Jardar Hair (Platinum) by MissAllSunday Lemon of Wasabi Pills
  • Skin – Scorpio Revelation (3A Smooth) by Khai Sinister of The Abyss
  • Eyes – Blue Opal by Miriel Enfield of Miriel (very sadly retired)

Photos taken at my Photo Planetoid (which is open for all to use)


About The Author

Elric Anatine is an apothecary in Second Life with a penchant for exquisite apparel (especially canes), Victorian & Elegant Gothic (and inspired) fine fashions, and intoxicating absinthe. Within this blog will reside his reviews and thoughts regarding these very important topics.

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