Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas in corsets and skulls

A few things conspired to make me feel that special Christmas decadence today while I stood around my cold and snowy land. First, a lovely group gift of a scarf and tights from Kyoot Army. The little Christmas skulls (embossed on the fabric, which you sadly can't see in this photo) made me ponder death in the midst of all this rebirth. Quite appropriate, especially considering that my favorite Christmas movie is actually The Last Temptation of Christ, heh.

Second, Rosemary (creator of OH! WHAT A NEAT...BOUTIQUE) posted a notice that she finished making her holiday corsets. I get a visceral reaction to pretty clothes; they make me purr. I purred all over her black sequined corset, and I think I'm going to keep it on for a week. (Good thing the avatar doesn't sweat, eh?)

I'll leave you with this snippet that has been on my mind, simply because my bottom's cold from sitting on the snow all day:

Years and years ago, when I was a boy, when there were wolves in Wales, and birds the color of red-flannel petticoats whisked past the harp-shaped hills, when we sang and wallowed all night and day in caves that smelt like Sunday afternoons in damp front farmhouse parlors, and we chased, with the jawbones of deacons, the English and the bears, before the motor car, before the wheel, before the duchess-faced horse, when we rode the daft and happy hills bareback, it snowed and it snowed.

-- From Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales

***Hair: /artilleri/ myst in black
***Skin: Tete a Pied Vivant Cream Biba 3
***Necklace, earrings, bracelet: Second Mirage Ingrid in silver
***Undershirt: ~silentsparrow~ Sorrow undershirt in blood
***Corset on jacket layer: OH! WHAT A NEAT... BOUTIQUE Corset in Black
***Gloves: Pushbutton Industries *PBI* bindi armwarmers in gloomy
***Tights: Kyoot Army group holiday gift, [KA] - F*kt Holiday Tights
***Socks: (Shiny Things) Knit knee socks in red
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Asuka in coal
***Poses: Juicy poses, free giveaway at the store

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

silence .is a looking bird:

A number of gorgeous people are blogging about Kyoot Army and their new sim, Silent:
-- Deux Looks
-- Does this make my ass look fat?
-- Shop til u drop
-- Shopping Card Disco
-- Kyoot Army itself
-- And more people, of course, but sadly your posts have scrolled off the Fashion Planet front page and I can't get to them (leave me a comment and I'll link to your post :3 ).

I had to join in the throng, because it suits my clothing sensibility to a T. There's nothing more fun than wearing the right clothes in the right place, even though the swamp water tends to cling to my velvet skirt.

The sim reminded me of Anne Rice's words about New Orleans:

"You know, the sky really does turn violet at twilight. That really happens. The oak trees really do meet their branches over the street."

I'll be in Baton Rouge (in real life) at Christmas time, and I'll get to see the sky fade to violet noir myself.

***Hat: Elegance Hats Valena 2
***Hair: Philotic Energy Aeron Kohl
***Skin: :: Tuli :: S4 goth tone group giveaway
***Jacket: Kyoot Army Deconstructed Socialite top (w/o collar)
***Tattoos: caLLie cLine snowflake tintable tattoos, free from store
***Prim skirt, glitch pants: Kyoot Army Exquisite Corpse Gown, from the set
***Shoes: Mary Jane Shoes *IM* *Promiscuous* in black, free from the store hunt
***Bracelets: !!! Digital Dragon !!! Ladies Aggression Hand Straps

Monday, December 17, 2007

In lieu of braining...

My avatar got all warm today in Pushbutton Industries' Two-Button Sweater, which I would like to borrow from my avatar's closet and put on right now. It's probably less scratchy than the wool sweater that I'm wearing IRL, and the little flower design makes me want to pet my monitor.

More stuff I like includes this caLLie cLine skirt from the "Ugly duckling" runway series. It is fluffy. It is feathery. It was honestly made just to tempt me to get it. Fluffy skirt love!

(Shuddup. I know my brain is gone. It's the end of the semester, see.)

***Crown: ::Violet Voltaire:: Wicked Crown - Black
***Hair: Calico Creations Raven in Midnight
***Skin: Boneflower Designs, :: Whispers of Night :: Deathly F [Ebon Twilight Stalker]
***Necklace: ::Violet Voltaire:: Heathr Necklace in Silver/Black
***Sweater: Pushbutton Industries *PBI* Two-Button Sweater (Garden)(Coal)
***Shirt: Draconic Kiss (Drac) Annabel Lee Top from the set
***Gloves: Pushbutton Industries *PBI* bindi armwarmers in gloomy
***Revers: !!! Digital Dragon !!! Ladies Aggression Arm Straps, a one-day-only advent freebie (you might still find them in the store?)
***Prim skirt, bloomers: caLLie cLine "Ugly duckling" runway series
***Boots: Beckenbauer Productions Chantal's rose Elikapeka

My freebie hunter alt would like you to know that she looks cute too in all of today's loot.

***Earrings, Necklace: Second Mirage advent calendar gift for today, Victoria earrings & necklace, Second Mirage, 71, 14, 22.
***Armwarmers: from Schadenfreude, free gift under the tree, La Reina, 180, 170, 27
***Skin: from Tete a Pied's ticket hunt, TaP vivant blush Fleur special edition, Fleur, 208, 208, 24.
***Dress: from ingenue The Swinger Christmas, Born, 99, 49, 32
***Hair: Bewitched group hair gift for Dec. 13 (search through notices), Naomi in ash, Lemon Island, 90, 125, 22

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Balderdash special edition; outfit freebie

Saiyge Lotus (Balderdash) released a gorgeous, relatively low prim gypsy wagon in a Yule special edition. I drooled all over the red wood interior and scrollwork exterior, and then totally got it. I have a sad addiction to her wagons, and I'm looking forward to the Spring thaw when I can put out this wagon surrounded by wildflowers. (Caledon Morgaine, 64, 154, 22)

Just last night at the ball, I was thinking that my boy avatar needed a new outfit. And lo, my boy avatar can haz a freebie too! Isn't he lovely? He's in the ~icicle~ suite from ~silentsparrow~, a unisex group gift found outside of the main store. I removed the ruffly cuffs to make it more manly and stuff. hyasynth was nice enough to keep the last group gift up as well, so if you aren't a member yet (apply inside the store), you can totally snag them both. (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)