Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Blogging one's SL outfit for fun and ... yeah.

I've decided that I've got to be frivolous somewhere, and Second Life seems the place to do it. In SL I can talk about the side of me that I don't get to IRL due to various constraints. Therefore, I'm going to start blogging my Second Life outfits. Blogging one's outfit is a time-honored Second Life tradition. You can read many examples of the genre here on the Fashion World of SL syndication. I liken it to showing off one's paper doll. There are so many options to choose from in Second Life that the fashion scene is vibrant and thriving. Therefore, I'm going to add my voice to the throng and start posting pictures, descriptions, and where to get each item onto this journal. I'll still write about identity, but I reckon that a frivolous part of my identity is part of it nonetheless.

Cheers, and here's my first post of fashion writing:



There are a lot of Gothic Lolitas in Second Life. Why? Because it's much cheaper and much more practical to buy and wear a fluffy, frilly, Victorian child's dress in Second Life than it is IRL. But if you, like me, read the Gothic Lolita Bible religiously, you too will appreciate the fabulousness that is this dolly skirt from Draconic Kiss's Annabel Lee outfit. Some dress prims are attached awkwardly; not Draconic's. They all fit neatly and perfectly into the waistband, making it possible to wear just about anything as a top (like hyasynth's cute ghost velvet corset). The real purpose of this outfit was to wear my fabulous flower tattoo, however, which would probably hurt like a @#$@# to get done IRL. And by now you can probably guess my fashion aesthetic: Hat. Tattoo. Vaguely gothic, vaguely asian.

The where and what:

Hat: Silver Rose Design, Marie's Chapeau in Night (Caledon VictoriaCity, 146, 80, 24)
Hair: -Hiccup, The Tease in Black (Caribe!, Lions Shore, 14, 105, 20)
Skin: Curious Kitties, Silent Suffocation (Curious Kitties, 33, 124, 20)
Scarf: Casa Del Shai, *Shai* Twin Ball Scarf (Deco, 112, 150, 30)
Tattoo: Lobo's Tattoos and clothing, Flower Body Tattoo (Damar, 203, 166, 22)
Corset: ~silentsparrow~ Ghost Velvet Corset (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
Gloves: Draconic Kiss, Revers a Lacet in Black (Koreshan, 159, 47, 24)
Prim skirt: Draconic Kiss, from the Annabel Lee Dress set (Koreshan, 159, 47, 24)
Bloomers: Draconic Kiss, from the Annabel Lee Dress set (Koreshan, 159, 47, 24)
Stockings: Domino Designs, Fishnet Stockings, (Spinolds Flat, 97, 50, 50)
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui, Asuka in coal (Nouveau, 65, 63, 30)
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