Suited and Booted

Just smile

Smile though your heart is aching.
Smile even though it’s breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by.

Just a short one today, my sartorial darlings. I’ve long admired Joaquin Phoenix’s body of cinematic work, but his portrayal of the Joker is blowing minds around the globe. And Gac Akina of Stray Dog has paid homage to his stunning performance with an incredible skin applier for Catwa heads that is out at the current round of The Mens Dept.

It features several applier options: Phoenix’s own face as Arthur Fleck (a truly astonishing piece of work when you wear the included shape—which works best on Catwa’s ‘Daniel’ head). But, of course, it’s the makeup that makes the Joker, and you also get two versions of that when you buy the skin: makeup with blood, and makeup without blood.

So it was the ‘makeup without’ version that I opted for in my own homage to one of the promotional images from the movie.

Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile.
If you just smile.


Skin: Stray Dog – Joaquin (Catwa)
Suit: V8 & BRII – Joker Complete Outfit (Gianni, Slink, Jake, Adam, TMP, Aes)
Hair: Tram – G0220 Hair (HUD A – tinted)
Eyes: Avi-Glam – Vivid Eyes* (pearl – Catwa, Lelutka, Omega)
Head: Catwa – Daniel* (Bento)

*review copy

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