Monday, April 21, 2014

I'll be your Emmylou


I know that GENRE is supposed to be Big Band era, but this dress from 14-FL-OZ combined with this hair from Exile kinda made me feel 70s country-pop instead. I think my avatar is a young country singer who's just making her way, playing a gig right before her first boob job. The look goes well with this pose prop from Mien, too -- a Mic stand with five poses, all of them very soulful. If my avatar were singing, she'd be singing this:

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too.
No, I’m not asking much of you
Just sing, little darling, sing with me.
-- Emmylou by First Aid Kit

Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in healthy glow with ginger brows and thick cateye lashes
Hair: Exile Take Chances in pastels
Outfit: 14-FL-OZ big band dress and dancin' shoes for GENRE
Eyes: Kirei GloryDays in gold for GENRE
Lipstick and nails: Senzafine Moonglow in vintage reds for GENRE
Tattoo: vintage Artilleri
Pose/prop: Mien Vocals for GENRE

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Shanti shanti shanti

A chill and hippie easter

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

This morning I woke up early and got ready for Easter brunch with my family. I made my daughter an Easter treasure hunt based upon TS Eliot’s The Waste Land, and filled her basket with cute Dr. Who and Hello Kitty items… only to find that she was disappointed by her basket. “No jelly beans,” she said sadly. So much for comparative mythology, right? In honor of the day I dug out one of my favorite old plushes from Katat0nik, this catty-bunny doll. She also has a group gift bunny necklace this year, but it’s hidden under my hippie shawl. Go find it in her group notices!

My shirt is new from Plastik, and it totally matches this great new hippie skirt from Trinite. Happy Rebirth of the new king!

Horns: Lassitude & Ennui spring horns in rough
Cape: Luas Urban Style hippy cape
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in healthy glow
Skirt: Trinite Maria Boho Patchwork skirt
Eyes: Jalwa Wisp eyes in sunset
Shoes: Eclectica Swing Shoes in gold leather for GENRE
Face tattoo: White Widow september women gift
Shirt: Plastik Hanael Top in Dino print
Hair: Clawtooth Cozy Cutie in orange you glad
Tattoo: Vintage HUZ Oriental Henna
Bracelet: O! Bleak Studley Gold Cuff
Doll: Katat0nik orange catty doll

Saturday, April 19, 2014

One tiny concession to Easter

Happy Easter!

What did you do for Easter? So far I risked salmonella poisoning by blowing the yolk out of eggs through pinholes, ate lovely Indian food, and bought my daughter an adorable dress for egg-hunting tomorrow. I also had time to play with some stuff from a new-to-me designer, FuubutsuDou. This dress and these killer gold eyes are from the shop, and can be found at this month’s GENRE. I hope you guys have an excellent day tomorrow, Christian or (like me) not.

Headband: Keystone Retro Anchor Headband in gold for GENRE
Dress: FuubutsuDou silk beaded gown in antique for GENRE
Eyes: FuubutsuDou Kirei glorydays eyes in gold for GENRE
Skin: Glam Affair Elvi Fairy 06C
Ears: Half Deer Velven Bunny Ears in toasty
Necklace: Katat0nik choco bunny jelly bean necklace/group gift
Hair: Exile Pick Up Lines in wild fusion 2

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter tights for FLF

Vest day!

Today Schadenfreude is in FLF and therefore it’s Vest Day! These vests have gone from ONLY all possible layers to all layers plus appliers, and that makes them very relevant for the larger-busted among us. The pretty Easter tights from Schadenfreude also come with Slink foot appliers, and everything feels so Springy and cute that I seriously crave mutton for dinner. I finally picked up this Exile hair, too. Initially I felt that the little curls near the face looked a little odd, but obviously I was wrong; they’re awesomely cute too. Sorry for doubting you, Kavar!

Vest: Schadenfreude Orchid Leopard Deep V Vest for FLF
Tights: Schadenfreude splatter watercolor tights in orchid (with slink appliers) for FLF
Eyes: Jalwa Wisp eyes in Amethyst
Shoes: Ingenue Fiona Wedges in orchid for The Seasons Story
Hair: Exile Pick Up Lines in Wild Fusion 2
Shorts: FashionNatic Ciara Stud Shorts with Belt
Head thing: Keystone Retro Anchor Headpiece for GENRE
Skin: Glam Affair Elvi Fairy 06
Lips: VCO plum tint with teeth
Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ Monoceros constellation tattoos

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Statuesque dress

big band genre (3)

My wardrobe is filling with so many flowing ankle-length gowns due to this round of GENRE, and I especially love all of the details on this one from Cog & Fleur. I've had to dig deep into my inventory to find just the right hair for these gowns, and settled on old non-mesh styles from Bubbles Clawtooth. (This hair used to be my favorite, it came with a tiny cat that settled in the middle of the bun.) I'm still wearing different shades of makeup from Senzafine for this event, and today I'm also wearing the nail polish that goes with it, a very glossy manicure that's perfect for the era. Oh and I'm still an elf that accidentally landed on a 1930s movie set.

Dress: Cog & Fleur Satin Doll dress in Peacock for GENRE
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai Swing shoes in red for GENRE
Earrings: Krystal Behira jewelry set in gold for GENRE
Makeup, nails: Senzafine Moonglow lip color in Vintage Reds, half-moon nails for GENRE
Ears: Illusions Elf Fairy ears
Skin: Glam Affair Elvi Fairy 06
Tattoo: White Widow Oblivion
Horns: MV Underdark Horns Undine
Choker: ImmateriA San La Muerte choker
Eyes: Jalwa wisp eyes in Amethyst

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Take me to your elfboys

Big Band GENRE (2)

Ahhh, I got my groove back a little. It always takes me a post or two after my browser changes versions before I can get my shit together. I stared at my post from earlier today and wondered why it didn’t really look like me, and realized that all the fighting with the latest Firestorm update gave me time to either take a quick snapshot of event stuff OR make my avatar look like “myself.” Tonight I had more time, and figured out that the best way to present GENRE’s latest genre, the Big Band era, was to pretend that an elf queen somehow caught a ride in the Tardis and landed in a 1930s talkie. “Me?” Yeah. Also, I’m still really enjoying all of the clothes, especially because it edges me out of my comfort zone.

Honestly, I’m still working out the kinks. Like, GDI, when I upgrade my browser why does antialiasing always reset to 2X and RenderVolumeLOD get busted back to 2.000, and where the heck are my lighting presets? *sigh* So it goes.

Makeup: Senzafine Moonglow in Vintage Reds for GENRE
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai Swing shoes in brown for GENRE
Dress: Vengeful Threads Distant Star in Golden for GENRE
Cuffs: Milk Motion My gold cuffs
Horns: Illusions Ibex Horns
Hair: Clawtooth Be My Girl in Orange you glad color
Tattoo: Vintage Huz
Ears: Illusions Fairy Elf Ears
Skin: Glam Affair Elvi in Fairy 06

As the browser updates

Big Band GENRE (1)

This doesn't really look like me, right? Let me tell you how it was yesterday. I updated Firestorm (yeah...yeah) and ran into problem after problem, and even now I think my antialiasing is screwy (pixelthighs!). It's a wonder I took any photos at all. Anyway, my look is from GENRE with a theme of Big Band era. I've really got to work on the retro edge, because I think I look too much like Malibu Barbie right here. My own avatar aside, I'm digging the items (look at that edge of Hawaiian print on the dress, so cute!). Just give me a post or two to get into the, er, swing of things.

Dress: The Library South Pacific in Orange for GENRE
Eyes: Mayfly Luminous mesh eyes in Midnight Oil for GENRE
Shoes: Eclectica Swing Shoes in faun leather for GENRE
Necklace: Krystal Behira jewelry set in gold for GENRE
Hat: *pm* Darling Virginia hat in Navy for GENRE
Nails: Flair set 209 for the Accessories Fair
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in Healthy Glow
Brows: Buzz Katie Brows in Platinum
Hair: Lamb Xtal in washed out