Thursday, September 27, 2007

The buzz at our boutique!

I've been preparing for a heavy store renovation. Re-constructing a new store layout (my current shop feels like a palace and I'm aiming strictly for a boutique feel this time), re-doing all my visual posters and presentation as well as looking at every old product either discontinuing the design to improve it for the future or simply touching it up. I want to keep releasing something nice every week, too. Overall I'm pretty swamped with projects when I'm in-world. I've been a little inactive this past summer with Second Life projects and I want to make up for it by grinding this season. Let's see how it goes.

Also, I've been paying attention to the popularity of certain products we have and I'm very excited to be working on a new collection I'm positive you will all enjoy!

Keep a look out at EARTHTONES activities by visiting our blog here regularly for updates!

You all are loved!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

necklace, earrings and bangle set

Lumina comes in Four Stone Variations
of Myst Green, Aurora Blue, Raspberry and Violet
and Three Traditional Fresh Metals
of Yellow Gold, Silver and Gunmetal Black

Bushido Bay (76, 236, 24)

Credits: Hair is from Frangipani, Skin and Blouse from Tete a Pied, Eyes from Fashionable Dead, Pose by Real Expression

Monday, September 17, 2007

Escape, Chain Key Necklace

Comes in two colour variations of

Black & Gold
Snow & Silver

Men and Women sizes available,

as well as full DEMO's.

Available at

Jewelry Expo 2007, EARTHTONES booth
OnRez Orientation (240, 23, 25)
[Until September 22nd]

EARTHTONES boutique Main Store,
Bushido Bay (76, 236, 24)

Credits: On Lucas: Hair is from Naughty Designs, Shirt is from The Good Life, Skin from D-Skin, Eyes from Fashionable Dead, Pose from Reel Expression. On Manna: Hair from ETD, Eyes from FNKY, Skin from Tete a Pied, Blouse from Last Call, Earrings "Laurel" from EARTHTONES, Pose from Real Expression. Escape, Chain Key Necklace is a translated, designer inspired piece.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lucas Lameth's lovely boy lookbook
fashion diary of a second life jeweler & fashioner

Well this is post is about 3 specific things mostly besides saving this look. Ive already worn these outfits, although this time I left out BareRose flamboyant puffs on the top and waist and only kept the hand flairs making the blouse a bit more masculine. -- What I really am excited to share about is the skin from D-Skin. Originally seen on Fashion Victims post by Stephanie Misfit I was curious about its amazing smooth detail and went into the store to try on some DEMO's. D-Skin only offers women's skins and as they are arranged numerically from D-Skin 1-8 I went down the line inspecting if I could pass any off as a boy. D-Skin 07 caught my eye with its bare makeup-less and innocent face. The eyebrows are not too thin, either and could pass simply as groomed. The eye is beautifully almond enough with just a hint of makeup and shading which I love. It would've been nice to have the skin colour modifiable to a more tanner look, but with this much detail its hard to be displeased. The price is steep at 2000L and for that price I better be wearing it for a while (or forever) and I will. Except maybe when I visit beach sims in which case I will switch to FNKY Antonio.

I'm also ecstatic to discover SiniStyle hair. I have seen passing advertisements here and there of people wearing the brand but have not paid much attention since I'm not into the grunge and gore or heavy Gothic scene. I'm wearing SiniStyle's"Petrelli" Hair in Shadow.

Also, even before I started making jewelry in Second Life Jackal Ennui's Lassitude & Ennui has been on of my top favorite jewelry stores and I'm so sad I dint see some of her most timeless pieces worn on the grid. I have been eyeing Rydra, this geometric necklace & earrings set (I'm only wearing the necklace) that's absolutely breathtaking. It was modifiable so I could fit it onto my fat neck, but you women would look stunning in this in a Last Call / Simone gown or something. I chose the rainbow colour and I love how it adds an array of colour to this otherwise colorless look. -- I flew across Nouveau to grab Miriels circlet in black to match my new necklace and boots. Paper Coutures Black Pearl Ring doesn't hurt the look either.

Extra Credits: Pants are Equestria Breeches from Last Call, Boots are Comfy Boots from Shiny Things, Purple Eyes by Fashionably Dead, All poses by Reel Expression

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Lucas Lameth's lovely boy lookbook
fashion diary of a second life jeweler & fashioner

"That exquisite side lover that's usually a beautiful Mistress is instead a zealot boy.
If you break his heart he'll pierce your skull."

Well, ever since artilleri's coats have come out I have been dying to work an outfit with them. At first I bought the black one but I felt very Gothic. I couldn't really find a working colour palette for the outfit so It sits comfortably in my inventory. Today I went back and picked up the snow leopard one, too. Thinking I may pull of such a print. Sorry, Lucas Lameth, no animal prints for you! -- Alas, I donned the blood red one and it was a perfect match. I've always been a fan of deep red. Its the colour life blood, passion and all that good stuff. -- I wanted to contrast the pants with the jacket so I'm wearing Estella Chocolate Burnout Pants by Last Call Catwalk Collection, which has a feint hint of red. The boots are Comfy Boots by Shiny Things. I wish they came in a dark red colour but maybe that will take focus away from the coat, so until then, black is a sleek choice. I was excited to get Tete a Pied's new glove set. It's classy and it comes in three size variations and lots of colour choices.

My favorite find today is this beautiful hat called Cecile from Elegance Hats by Morrigan Hyun. I bumped into Celebrity Trollop earlier today at the Jewelry Expo and she was wearing it. I had to have it. Its flexi and sways dreamily. My gold brooch with a white feather is actually Caliah Lyon of MUSE's new choker although it doesn't fit my neck so today it will be my brooch (yesterday I wore it as a hairpiece). I really love her new pieces. They have an air of sophistication and quality that's rare to come by in Second Life.

My favorite find for the Jewelry Expo 2007 is Accessories by Eolande Elvehjem. She has some excellent Nouveau hair combs and other designs and I'm wearing her Peacock Hair Comb.

Extra Credits: Skin is Entice David "manliner" from NORA, Hair is Ana by ETD, Black Pearl drop earrings by MUSE, Purple Eyes by Fashionably Dead, Black Pearl Ring by Paper Couture (Jewelry Expo Limited), Python 4-inch Pistol w/animation by Tokyo Posh, Poses by Reel Expression

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lucas Lameth's lovely boy lookbook
fashion diary of a second life jeweler and fashioner
(Part 1 of 2)

First off, yay! In my meager attempt to cope with my emo moments I have consorted to shop therapy. RL and SL. Of course, my dollar is more bountiful in my Second Life. As well as cosmetic surgery and drastic hairstyle change are as easy as a click! click! click! *giggles*
Recently I've been engrossed in a trilogy called Wraeththu by Storm Constantine. I discovered the series thanks to Caliah Lyons many good graces and influence. Heck, even this fashion post is inspired by her own. -- Anyway, Wraeththu is about an alternate reality where humans evolve into a hermaphrodite like race. Most of the characters are effeminate men who carry both male and female characteristics at large. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "We fight like men, and cry like women!". These looks featured here are inspired by the book with the recipe of masculine and feminine appeal in mind. Hope you enjoy them!

Regal Rider - Mmm. The outfit is Dressage from Last Call. It included a dark plaid jacket but I felt it was a little too dark for my tastes at the moment. The focus of this outfit really comes to the hair and hair accessories. The hair is Brenda from ETD, and its one of my favorites. Its twisted braid is hauntingly stylish. A little mysterious, a little seductive. The two hairpins are both from Miriel. I told myself one is enough and two is overdoing it but I was lying to myself. I deserved two. The earrings are black pearls from MUSE. They really set the elegance of the look worn on both ears. The belt and boots are both from Shiny Things. The boots are part of her new releases and also depicted for womens. If you re a burly guy It may be risky and maybe it will shrink your feet? Good thing she offers DEMOs. I think they are simple and sleek. I was hunting the grid for a heel-less boot and Shiny Things never disappoints! The belt is a pouch belt which I adore. I imagine myself keeping little trinkets and herbs I pick along my travels and storing them in the various pockets.

Royal Messenger - The outfit is Virginie, in Last Calls new womens Catwalk Collection. Although here is proof it makes durable male fashion. The hair is Naoko from ETD, one of the new ones she released with her new store opening. I love its Elven quality with a high forehead, braids and falling hair on both sides of the face. Accessories are delicately finished with a Geisha pin from Miriel (Can you believe they're only 15-30L?. That's like a USD dime.) and MUSE black pearl drop earrings. The heavy floral boots are from Shiny Things, to add a masculine touch to this feminine look. The beautiful sculpty cloack is from the talented Siyu Suen of Illusions.

All hair (Except Jake from Frangipani) s from ETD, All Skin is Entice David from NORA, All Eyes are Purple Eyes from Fashionably Dead (I roll like that) and all poses are from Reel Expression (formerly Reel Movement)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Lucas Lameth's lovely boy lookbook
fashion diary of a second life jeweler and fashioner
(Part 2 of 2)

Here is two casual looks I fell in-love with after Catero Revolution (fashionisto extraordinaire) told me Indigo/GLAM had released new menswear. I took a TP trip and was instantly hooked. I really went trigger happy and brought everything (theres only really about less than 7 whole new sets. I'm not sure on the actual number, check it out for yourself ok?)

Oh So Comfy Casual - Clothes are all Indigo/GLAM by Chloris Hathor, the bag (oh how I love this little colorful boho bag) and the painter slip on shoes (can you believe they're free?) are from Shiny Things. Fallinwgater is Queen of accessories, period. I mean cmon, free shoes! And they're the best of the best. The hair is cute isn't it? Its such a neat bun.

Everyday Casual - The shirt again is from Indigo, I didn't change the pants. The shoes are my favorite, which I wear most of the time and they are City Walk from Shiny Things. The hair is my favorite hair at the moment, which is Taylor from ETD. Catero said it looks like Orlando Bloom hair, and hey it does! I hope this encourages some men on the grid to think outside the box and wear some long hair, eh-heh. Don't worry, even if your hair is straight and long and pretty you still can be too, if you know what I mean *winkwink*. The perfect accessory to complete this outfit is a MUSE wristwatch by Caliah Lyon. Which, ironically, was originally presented as a woman's accessory. But mind you, mind you! Enlarge it on your wrist fella's and you have the classiest fucking watch in SL! I kid you not.

These are outfits I'm very fond of If I were attending a formal event or a party.

To The Left - Yesterday I met a nice lady who directed me to Bare Rose. I love Bare Rose, really I do. But I cant navigate inside for the fuck of me. It's not them, its me. I get so overwhelmed and cant help myself. Besides the lag, too. There are outfits Ive seen on people I do not own yet for the single reason I cannot find it in there *sad face*. I dint want to complain about store layout because I own a store and I dislike outside opinions (complaints) on how my store shall be arranged. I'm meticulous like that. Please save your fired torches, stones, lynching and hang me later. -- Anyway, so I found this beautiful sheer lacey top in the Couture section of Bare Rose in the Black Cat Sim. It was calling my name and I had to have it right away! It comes in a few subtle colour options, but I chose the soft gold tone because I'm a gold person all the way. The pants come with the outfit and the shoes are City Walk by Shiny Things. The beautiful circlet (which I am ashamed for not taking a closeup of) is Miriels. Its gorgeous and I'm happy it fit my fat head. I'm also wearing MUSE pearl earrings. I kept playing with hair for this and decided on the bun. I didn't imagine hair flowing about to disrupt the blouses gorgeous ruffles.

To The Right - I'm wearing the ever renowned Paper Couture Fall Collection '07. I love this outfit. Its dark and simple. The Murse (man-purse) is also from Paper Couture, and I love the branding and not too dainty style. The frames, also from Paper Couture, I modified dark and retextured the gold to a dense silver to match my murse (not purse). My shoes are from FNKY and my hair is Jake from Frangipani. The scarf (tinted black) is from an outfit from a discontinued Last Call/Moderno outfit.

Well, thats it! Hope you enjoyed!

All hair (Except Jake from Frangipani) s from ETD, All Skin is Entice David from NORA, All Eyes are Purple Eyes from Fashionably Dead (I roll like that) and all poses are from Reel Expression (formerly Reel Movement)