A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – OUT OF AFRICA…
A friend of mine teleported me over to Artizana Ethnic Couture’s mainstore recently because a couple of of the group Lucky Boards had some interesting men’s prizes on them. Within a short amount of time (the boards change letters every 5 minutes) I got myself a couple of great outfits. Artizana specializes in brightly colored African- and Carribean-style clothing for women, but has a small line of men’s clothing as well. There are eight lucky boards (six of which currently have women’s clothing) and two MM boards, but you have to join the group to win from any of the boards.
One of the men’s Lucky Board prizes at Artizana is the mesh Nidolo XIII vested outfit in brown and tan which is a bit of a departure from Artizana’s usual ethnic specialty. Nidolo can also be purchased like the single-colored one in this picture in any of several color schemes, and consists of a shirt, vest, and pants as three separate pieces so that you can mix and match the pieces with other things in your wardrobe. You can also purchase either the “classic” or the “exotic” versions of the Nidolo Collection which gets you a mix and match texture change HUD giving you 16 options for the vest and pants and 20 options for the shirt and tie. I took this picture outside the Artizana mainstore to show you the lovely garden there full of exotic flowers in case you’re looking for a good place to take some pictures for this month’s FabFree “May Flowers” photo challenge.
The picture on the right is the other Artizana men’s Lucky Board prize, the mesh Lakana II Bogolan Dashiki with matching pants and kufi cap. Dashikis are amazingly comfortable and cool to wear during hot weather so I went over to the visually stunning KwaZulu Natal African region to take this picture. While I was walking around looking for a place to take the picture I happened upon this little herd of elephants splashing in a pool of water. If it looks like I’m glancing nervously to the side in this picture it’s because this cute little elephant’s mother was just off camera to the side trying to swat me away with her trunk.
Geoffrey is wearing:
Outfit – Nidolo XIII (mesh) – Artizana Ethnic Couture - (group lucky board/$100L group join fee)
Shoes – Duh! Men’s Dress Shoes (brown) – $25L
Hair – A&A Hair – Morrissey (free voting present/0L)
Skin – Elijah Tone 5//Beardy – Aeva/Heartsick – (free group gift/$0L to join)
Eyes - Amacci – Branch Brown Image Eyes
Outfit – Lakana II (mesh) – Artizana Ethnic Couture – (group lucky board/$100L group join fee)
Skin – Liam Tone 8 – Aeva/Heartsick
Eyes – Black eyes – [dirty.little.secret]