Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!

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I've got a pounding hangover already from a wedding last night, but wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a good 2009. My RL 2008 mostly blew donkey balls (as they say), so I'm overjoyed to be off to a new start. The good parts of the year were definitely Second Life (and getting to know all of you), my child (who continues to amaze me with her sheer exuberance for First Life), and the wife (Dave), who cooked lots of meals to keep my daughter and myself healthy and happy.

In someone else's words (since mine are hiding behind the headache):
The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
-- Coleridge


(My New Year's look is courtesy of ~silentsparrow~.)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ruff Enough

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Tonight I went for a wander. I stopped by Studio Sidhe and chatted with Faery for a while. Turns out the two of us are in the same field -- she studies early childhood education and tutors special education students. I study slightly older students. Much to my glee, she said something that I truly believe about education -- that nothing will be fixed until we learn through play, instead of at school. Faery was also wearing one of Schadenfreude's skins, and I kept chuckling to myself because it felt like I was talking to a slightly curvier, more Australian version of Allegory. Interesting how the skin sometimes makes the avatar...

I digress. At some point during the day Marni quietly slipped a number of neat things into my inventory. Wearing Royal Blue generally makes me feel immediately hip with all of its chunks of unavoidable color, as if I've been rolling in Vogue from the mid-60s. Today, Marni released a few new things -- a neck ruff with a color changing script, a bag, and shoes. I love the peep-toed shoe with the color-changing heel! As I mentioned earlier I never actually carry a purse IRL, so I never think to equip one in SL, but I admire people that do. This bag looks like it might even hold a third of my hefty inventory! The neck ruff is pure Elizabethan goodness.

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***AO: Luth Handbag AO, right hand.
***Lip ring: FlipSide Kitteh bell mouth piercing set
***Socks: Schadenfreude green knit stripey socks
***Jacket: Royal Blue This is the new check
***Pants: Royal Blue Taupe Harem High Waists
***Shoes: Royal Blue Peeping Tom in Candy and Jet with color changing script on the heel
***Neck thingie: Royal Blue Ruff Stuff with color changing script
***Bag: Royal Blue Slouchy Pouchy Racer Green
***Gloves: ~silentsparrow~ (lime) nemu suit
***Tattoo: *Alices* tattoo Macy
***Skin: SLink Bijou Skin Pale Green
***Hair: *Zero Style *Roussy*Dark Chocolate

Lazy Monday

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I was in the mood to be laid back this morning, and found a few items from Cube Sugar in my frightening Christmas inventory folder. I'd hopped to Cube Sugar a few days ago to pick up the cute PJ set, and shopped a bit. The high-waisted skirt and shirt set are nicely done, from the quality of the plaid skirt prims to the hand-drawn lace on the shirt. The notice for new hair from BP* came as I was getting dressed, and I flew to BettiePage's shop asap. The hair is totally perfect, a scarf wrapped around a head of lovely glossy messiness in BP*'s usual addictive style. The socks are a lucky chair set from Shop Seu.

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Hee, and a photo for the 'contents of my bag' meme. I'm afraid that I don't use a purse, guys =_=. I totally carry around a backpack, and it contains my laptop (in a protective fluffy case), a sheath for papers (monokuruma!), a journal, checkbook, pens, business cards, LCD adaptor, phone recharger, book I should be reviewing, dramamine, and one lone stick of lipstick. The bow, necklace and raisins are for le daughter. Not shown are feminine protection and a big wad of tissues for my daughter's nose.

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***Mittens: **The Closet** KnitMitten PNK past group gift
***Socks: *SHOP SEU* Kushukushi kutsushita in grey, lucky chair gift
***Shoes: Tekilah Elytis's Phlat Ballet Flats Dotty/White
***Skin: minajunk skin wimpy 02
***Hair: BP* straight hair with scarf/blue boarder
***Outfit: Cube Sugar : High waist skirt & White shirt (red)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

People at work (part ten)

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Sasy Scarborough, Voshie Paine

This is an odd fact, but I'd forgotten that boys exist in SL aside from girls who put them on for yaoi purposes *cough*. Episode 10 of People at Work reminded me that boys exist! They arrived on the arms of their SOs, in pairs, and (at one point) in a flurry. I had to start singing "It's raining men, hallelujah!" Okay, I totally didn't. Be that as it may, I notice that the winter fashion for men seems to be dark grey sweaters. Hmm.

Aside from the men, I interrupted Voshie in the middle of changing, and she had the good grace to come and photograph anyway. People are grouped for no particular reason aside from what I thought looked nice. It was lovely to meet everyone in "person" after so much asynchronous or plurked conversation. I've provided SLURLs or URLs when I could find them; everyone else can be stalked via profile, hehe. Thanks again!

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Benjamin Bigdipper, Azriel Demain

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Collie Lindman, Newdoll Nikolaidis

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Esme Michigan, Dakota Buck

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Colemarie Soleil

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Giuseppe Spicoli, Tomac Sewell

New (Elate!) dress

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Kellie Iwish of (Elate!) Made these cute frocks for the holidays. They're simple, nicely-made sheath dresses topped with a rose petal scarf. I think it looks quite mod on my little bunneh av. (I refuse to admit that I'm addicted to bunneh av.)

***Shoes: *katat0nik* bubbly mary janes in purple
***Socks: Honey Kitty rose dot overknee socks in cream-pink
***Av: Winter CSR DP**yumyum bunneh avatar.
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Coronis - Obsidian Ivory
***Dress: (Elate!) Maria Blush in Plum

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Outfits by Zenith

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Cajsa introduced me to a great wee design shop called Zenith. "I thought of you because it seemed like your style," she said, and she was right. I'm getting used to baring my tumtum (as my child calls it) in SL, especially if the outfit is worth it. In this case, the overt sexiness of a bare midriff is offset by the dorklicious argyle-patterned socks and skirt, and the designer follows through with cute accessories in the same pattern. The quality is nice, including a tiny prim skirt with attached belt that actually fits my scrawny arse for a change.

I'm wearing four different outfit using parts from Zenith, and I've spelled out how I've mixed them below in credits (sorry if it's confusing about which bit goes with which outfit!). I think I most dig those wrinkled-up pants. I don't think I've seen their like in SL before (you might have), and I know I'll be wearing them quite often.

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Outfit 1, Outfit 2

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Outfit 3, Outfit 4

***Horns: Archetype by Hybrid - Horns - Ethereal Shade
***Hair: House of Munster Fluffeh in white-black
***Skin: Fleur Cream Biba 3
***Outfit 1: ::= Zenith =:: baggy (black) -- 13 pieces including the shoes, belt, bra, tattoo, vest, everything!
***Outfit 2: ::= Zenith =:: Cream dress with tights from the B/G/Y Checker Skirt with Long socks set, and tattoo from the baggy set
***Outfit 3: ::= Zenith =:: Shinning Bead Gold Dress (armband comes with it), with Silk-Scarf (store gift), tattoo from the baggy set, and tights from the B/G Checker Skirt with Long Socks set.
***Outfit 4: ::= Zenith =:: B/G/Y Checker Skirt with Long Socks set, with top and tattoo from the baggy set, and a B/Y/G Checker Scarf (sold separately)
***Shoes: Tekilah Elytis's Phlat Ballet Flats with color-changing script

People at work (part eight)

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Olivia Connaught, Sysy Chapman

Welcome to another People at Work! It's winter holidays (well, at least in this hemisphere) and time for another round of herding people into my photoglobe. The first seven times were a lot of fun, and as promised, this will be a continuing series (whenever I can collect enough people for a post). Today was fun -- I finally hunted down the elusive Tesla (and ironically enough, we can't see her shoes), and Amyla came with a fit-looking baby bump. I've also got a range of designers, bloggers, and genuinely helpful people caught in the act of Second Living, and it was lovely to meet and capture them all.

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Stacy Pryor, Patience Xie


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Lyanis Sin, Marni Grut


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Tesla Miles, Amyla Wakowski


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Ofelia Laval

Friday, December 26, 2008

Closeted bunneh?

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Am not obsessed by Bunneh Avatar, honest. >_> Fine, I haven't taken it off in a while. It makes me feel strangely peaceful to hop into this avatar, as if part of me that always wanted to express myself as a slightly timeworn plushie has finally spoken up. Is this what furries feel like when they hop into costume? If so, I guess I get it. :D

Today, Bunneh is wearing an outfit from The Closet. Creamy was kind enough to give me a giftcard to the shop for Christmas, and I came away with a bunch of cute separates, including these pink plaid pants, raglan shirt, and stole. I've had the super-gorgeous feather necklace for a while. The hair seemed to suit a plushie, BP*'s sheep hair. A bunny in sheep's clothing? Hm.

How's everyone's boxing day going? What IS boxing day, for that matter? :D

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***Necklace: **TC in Shelter** Feather Necklace
***Scarf: **TC in Shelter** Schiffon Stole Short Black
***Shoes: *katat0nik* bubbly mary janes in olive
***Shirt: **TC in Shelter** raglan NVY
***Pants: **TC in Shelter** tartan pants in pink
***Bunny Av: CSR yumyum story of a bunny avatar, from the stampcard thingie
***Hair: BP* Sheep cap! 100% wool / white+ khaki

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

On Dancer, on Prancer, on Achariya

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I love those days in Second Life when I feel downright beautiful. Yesterday I managed to score the glorious Biba special edition from the Christmas stocking at the main store of Fleur (SLURL to shop here). It goes so well with this amazing Limited Edition coloring of the Maida (for the same price as the other Maida). hyasynth made it for herself to enter the Illusions Odocolaenai contest, but we managed to heckle her until she released it as a Christmas limited edition (SLURL to shop here). (As you can see, it perfectly matches the beautiful LE Odocolaenai horns from Illusions too.)

I'm wearing it with smaller horns, the free Christmas ones from Eat Rice. All together, I feel like a doe caught in Santa's headlights. Bet he'll make me the tenth reindeer!

(Small quiz: can you name them all? I had to look them up.)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just rattle your jewelry

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Look, Ashia, I'm totally your twin, *grin*. I've written about everything before except for these items of jewelry, which are Christmas presents from kindly pals. Phire was nice enough to get me Little Boy Blue jewelry (the waist chain and blindfold), and Ashia, the Sanu snowdrop set. I'm a huge sucker for teh shiny, so I equipped a few of the +10 charisma items I'd acquired over the past few days to accentuate it, including bits of the Maida outfit and pants from GothiCatz.

Along with all of these are lovely hoop earrings made by Brandy Rasmuson, and a choker made by Mourna Biziou. Damnit, guys, I can't make anything! Unless you'd like a lovely textured box?

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***Monocle, choker: Sanu Snowdrop Set
***Hip chain: Little Boy Blue Tempus Waistchain
***Blindfold: Little Boy Blue Web of Time blindfold
***Earrings: Brandy's wrapped hoop earrings
***Dark choker: Handmaiden's rosary choker
***Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Biba 1
***Gloves: Fleur Gloves Long Black
***Shoes: ~First Flower~ Hoya Strapped Ebony Black
***Wings: ~silentsparrow~ from the Pica lolita set
***Corset, bra, tails: ~silentsparrow~ from the Maida suit in ash
***Pants: GothiCatz Blackout pants from the set
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Tattoos The Tragix 3
***Hair: BettiePage BP* Micky Dango hair
***Lip thingie: *No Mercy* Lip Piercing

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dress Me Up 18: Ach by Lookr and Elora

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fayne said, Hi Achariya. Would love to see you in some pieces from Lookr, we've got a good selection of casual wear, with jackets, shirts, tops and various accessories to deck out in. We'd love to see what you can come up with!

Lookr has a very, very cool store! It's underwater, a series of glass bubbles connected by tubes -- despite this, it manages to be extremely elegant. I know I'll be spending more time wandering down there. I picked up a few items -- a cute little dress, a bolero jacket. The jacket is especially neat, a fun design that will appear on more outfits of mine, I'm sure. Thanks for the challenge!

Elora suggested: Why not somethink ethnic? Little fish qipao or some afro hair from bp?

I snagged the Little Fish Qipao POE dress, but when Tomo and Azriel sent me this Falln gown as a Christmas gift, I knew that this was the ethnic outfit of choice. I'm not sure what ethnicity -- perhaps otherworldly is a better description, eh? I'd like to imagine that this deer-woman stole her master's enormous rack of Illusions antlers and walked off into the snow by her lonesome, looking for warmer climes.

And with this last suggestion, I am done with my challenges. Yay, everybody, thank you for playing! It's been quite a remarkable adventure, and I'll get up the energy to do this again...hm...perhaps during the Summer. *chuckle*

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First outfit:
***Socks: Shop Seu kushukushu kutsushita black
***Hair: Darkstar Designs Zoey Black
***Skin: Curio Pearl-Emerald-Frex
***Shoes: Tesla High Oxfords Black
***Jacket: LOOKR - Fox - Cherry
***Dress: LOOKR - Minidress - White & Black
***Choker: Handmaidens Star Choker
Second outfit:
***Choker: Handmaidens Star Choker
***Antlers: Illusions Odocoleinae Antlers
***Hair: BettiePage BP* hippie girl hair 2 brown denim
***Skin: MiaSnow Foxy Girl 3
***Dress: Falln Lanalii Gown Orange

Dress Me Up 17: Ach by Arcadia

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Another challenge answered, this one from Arcadia: How about some hair from Deviant Kitties and some clothes from GothiCatz? This outfit was really an exercise in seeing how many cat-themed shops I could get into my credits. We've got ... Electro Kitty, Atomic Kitty, Curious Kitties, Deviant Kitties and GothiCatz. Go me? After getting so catted-out, I scanned through lovely Miss Analu's blog to find a properly destroyed sim, and was soon in Saijo City.

I quite like the pants on this GothiCatz outfit, although I keep wanting to cover up my boobs.

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***Collar: Curious Kitties Warm Fuzzy Collar
***Boots and gloves: Electro Kitty Black Neko Ninja Set (from summer CSR)
***Ears and tail: Atomic Kitty Wolf Basic Set in black
***Skin: DEN-DOU Gothneko straycat skin, lucky board set
***Outfit: GothiCatz Blackout (female)
***Hair: Deviant Kitties [Whites] Dasha

Hop hop hoppity hop

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This is not simply an excuse to wear the bunny avatar, honest. *cough* Sumomo of ~Momo~ (SLURL HERE) released a lovely set of thermals! One set has light bunny head prints, the other has darker skull prints, and there are an array of colors on many layers. They're totally soft looking. I'm going to pick up my av for a snuggle now.

Move over, Sugarplum Fairy

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It is maddening and awesome when Allegory and hyasynth release new things on the same day. My wardrobe lies all strewn around my skybox and I can't figure out which to wear! In this case, I decided to wear both, because the two together worked well for a ballet...

The Mouse King (by Schadenfreude) is enacting his evil anti-Christmas agenda on the Nutcracker prince, only to be distracted by the sweep of a seductive skirt. It is the crow girl, Maida! But whose side is she on? Will she aid the ailing Nutcracker prince and his toy soldiers? Or will she rally behind the fluffy ones and help them steal the sugarplums?

Maida is whimsical -- her agenda is her own. I bet she helps both sides, steals the sugarplums, and flits away laughing in her mocking crow voice...

Allegory made the mousey mask for the Mouse King suit as well, and it has its usual million pieces. hyasynth's Maida dress comes with a dizzying array of options too, including corset, shrug, and bra on every layer, and three kinds of bottoms and two tails. Also notable in this outfit is the new hair from House of Munster, the Edgy. The bow is by Mochi of Pink Fuel, and I think the heavy bangs adds a corvid feel to the outfit. The shoes I had to get when I saw them on Azia -- mmm, such wrinkles and buckles!

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Maida:
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ Maida suite (ash)
***Collar, necklace: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood in overcast
***Hair: House of Munster Edgy in black and white with bow by Pink Fuel
***Skin: MiaSnow *mia* Dahlia - the sultry
***Boots: Redgrave Girls' biker boots in black
***Lip pierce: *No Mercy* lip pierce
Mouse King:
***Shoes: Lazy Places Synth Boots in Black shoe bits
***Hair: Kin-momo-white
***Outfit: Schadenfreude Berry Mouse King Outfit and mask

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Can we have CSR every day?

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Please forgive me for another CSR squee. I absolutely love the DP**yumyum bunny avatar -- it's got such attitude for being deathly cute. I'm wearing it with Honey Kitty's group gift (blogged so nicely over here by Creamy), and the House of Munster Fluffeh hair. The hair was super-easy to refit due to the sizing script.

Fleur Biba/Dress Me Up 17: Ach by Candy

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Imagine my sheepishness when Roslin poked me in her blog about Fleur's Biba skin. It's true, it's my favorite Fleur skin (and such a tough decision, all of the skins are lovely), and so when I got a small preview of the skins I Hoooooo'd ( \o/ ).

I quite adore the updated Biba. The lips are a touch fuller, but the 1930s film star glamour remains. The eyes have maintained their dark wash of makeup, and the cheeks their subtle shading. I especially like the way the eye makeup is blended -- it's dramatic but not garish at all. Great job as ever, Roslin!

The rest of my outfit is inspired by Candy: Pick something from Chapeau Tres Mignon that is utterly whimsical, and marry it with dreamy, romantic gown. I see something white, with enough ruffles and lace for a Shoujo manga. Annnd, some super sexy boots like the ones from J's or Bax.

I spent several days wandering around trying to find the perfect gown that was white AND fluffy. This must not be in vogue -- fluffy dresses are not often white, and white dresses are often sleek instead of fluffy. This dress isn't entirely white, but it is very definitely shoujo manga, and the white bits are madly fluffy. It's a new release from Curious Kitties, and comes with the added prize of a CSR card. Mmm, CSR (more CSR cuteness here).

The hat in question is Chapeau tres Mignon's La Pierrot hat, which prompted Draconic to say: "Ach, you have a face on your head." Yes, yes I do, and I really love the hat. I'm not sure I want to take it off...

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***Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Biba 1
***Dress: Curious Kitties Krai Dress - Green
***Hat: Chapeau tres Mignon La Pierrot Hat
***Shoes: J's Side Lace-up Thigh High Boots
***Hair: BettiePage BP* Micky Dango Hair

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Yay! CSR!

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Yay CSR! Winter CSR has begun, and I walked around the grid like this for an hour, stamping all of my carefully hoarded stamp cards. I redeemed nine cards, although all twenty items are really worthy of snagging. A few of the top prizes on my must-nab list were this outfit from Curious Kitties (including hair, hat, boots, shape -- texture changing too) and the Wonder Cycle from Happy Mood. I love this, so much.

Dress Me Up 16: Ach by Alyx, Ashia and Charlemagne

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Awright, Alyx. It is really kind of difficult to look like Lawrence of Arabia in Second Life, especially after the limit that I set myself with this bunch of challenges. I'm answering three today, and my self-imposed rule was, Must be stuff from my inventory, nothing purchased! Let's pretend he doesn't have a small moob issue either...

The three challenges were as follows:
Alyx: I'd love to see BOY Ach as some kind of emo Lawrence of Arabia type.
Ashia: I'd like to see you in traditional japanese. Kimono, obi, full hair with ornaments and of course the skin.
Charlemagne: One suggestion, if you get the chance: Ookami Ningen and Zero Style Hairs

The cowl was quite difficult, I must admit, as was the skirt. As it is, I think the skirt gives poor Lawrence-brand-Ach a bit of an arse issue -- it's bustled. Also, he's wearing garters beneath that, from the Sister Light outfit -- shh, don't tell. The other two outfits were quite fortuitously in my inventory. I've got more traditional kimono, but I really love this gothic kimono dress from Zephi's Shop and jumped at the chance to wear it again. The Harajuku furs from Ookami Ningen are simply fun, and I think Charlemagne was right, this shop really goes well with hair from Zero Style. Thanks, another three fun challenges!

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Kimono outfit:
***Boots: J's Side lace-up thigh boots
***Kimono-dress: Zephi's Shop Kimono Gothic dress
***Skin: Mijn Boa's Geisha Skin, free at Hotel Dare. this is a landmark to the sim - it's somewhere. I always lose this darned shop, it's called "free shit that doesn't suck" or something.
***The geisha hair and ornaments no longer exist; it was from a shop called Soulfire. *moment of silence*
Lawrence of Second Life outfit:
***Skirt and cowl: Little Heaven Sister White (meant for girls!)
***Skin: Den-Dou Ichiro Pale /06 Eyeliner
***Shirt: Last Call Dressage Ruffled Blouse -- another shop that is no more. *moment of silence*
***Swords: Discord from the Shino - Black set
Ookami Ningen outfit:
***Collar: Lazy Places Fishbones Collar
***Pierce: Black Moon Mouth Pierce
***Shoes: Draconic Kiss Double Strap MaryJanes
***Outfit: Ookami Ningen ON Harajuku Punk Furs Natural White
***Tattoo: Alices Garden Tattoo Macy
***Hair: Zero Style Roussy Darks - Raven
***Skin: Draconic Kiss Plague Doctor Porcelain

Friday, December 19, 2008

Drakenfreudian slips?

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Sakuradawn in Schadenfreude

I finally enlisted help in my Night-merry Christmas mini-series. Ellantha and Sakura were kind enough to hop over and dig out their green and red. I wanted to mix Schadenfreude with Draconic in this one, creating...um...SchadenKiss, or perhaps Drackenfreude. Ellantha wore one of her favorite coats, Draconic's Snow Angel -- I also love this coat and have it in black and light blue.

Sakuradawn wore her green ensemble from Schadenfreude, a hunt item from the first Oz hunt. (Speaking of this, I have yet to find any of those...blessed candycanes. Ah well, perhaps I'll head back now before the weekend rush.) I'm wearing Draconic's great Halloween costume, Little Red Riding Hood -- it comes with a variety of options including a fabulous red cloak for hiding your vampiric skin from the winter sun.

Ahh, my brain is fried. I think it's time to get some egg nog and put on the Nat King Cole.

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Ellantha in Draconic


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And me in some Draconic too

On Sakuradawn:
***Dress: Schadenfreude Caged Dress Lime (this was an Oz hunt item, but the dress in other colors is at the store, I b'lieve)
***Hair: Eat Rice Holly Christmas hair (store gift)
***Skin: Nomine Ultralight Candy Cane (only in skin hunt $1000 for 3 skins)
***Choker: Lazy Places Kusje Choker
***Antlers: Schadenfreude Black Antlers, Green lights from stocking
***Boots: Lazy Places Winter Jax Black Swan Edition
***Mouse: Schadenfreude Silver Mouse with Emerald Eyes ( Magic of Oz hunt prize)
***Ears: [T.P]- Animalistic Elven Ears- Barred ~Tokeo Plastik
Ellantha:
***Skin: 08 Pale Skin -Vivian- // *turquoise (light brows) *REDGRAVE*
***Cheekycheekies: BP* hoppe/cheeks/red/chin
***Shoes: Draconic Kiss - Dbl Strap MaryJane
***Coat: Draconic Kiss - Snow Angel White
***Shirt: Schadenfreude White Crimson Skelebeater
***Pants: Schadenfreude Stripey Patchmas Pants
***Hat: *ARGRACE* Ribbon Casket & Wave
Moi:
***Glasses: Schadenfreude Hardwired Spectacles
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Ball Ornament Earrings
***Armwarmers: Schadenfreude Black and White Stripey Armwarmers
***Collar: Schadenfreude Heortecaeg collar
***Shoes: Lazy Places Myth Gryphon - Holiday Edition
***Skin and outfit: Draconic Kiss Red Riding Hood
***Hair: Draconic Kiss SuzyQ in Silver

katty Christmas

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I'm continuing my gothification of Christmas (or Christmasification of goth) with two outfits by katat0nik today. I love her katty dolls, and these two dollies are actually lucky chair items right now. The Snow Monster is abominably adorable!

What to say about these two dresses? The Mortido is one of my favorite coats in SL, and as for the second one, I'm in awe of the pretty wintery scene drawn onto the skirt. kat's outfits are getting more and more creative with time, and it's inspiring to see what she'll come up with next. I'll get back to finishing my dress up challenges in a little while -- my Lindens and I needed a break!

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First look:
***Shoes: *katat0nik* Ghostfire in Lime
***Outfit: *katat0nik* (red) Mortido Coat Dress
***Skin: *katat0nik* from the Snow Bunny set
***Dolly: *katat0nik* Snow Katty Doll
***Lip Ring: Juicy Lip Ring Red

Second look:
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Elsa in Ivory
***Scarf: Dark Eden Red Scarf
***Boots: Dark Eden Lilith Holiday Boots
***Socks: *katat0nik* red/black striped stockings
***Outfit: *katat0nik* (green) Snow Bunny Dress
***Skin and ears: *katat0nik* snow bunny skin (in orange) and ears
***Dolly: *katat0nik* (lucky chair) Snow Monster

Thursday, December 18, 2008

(Night)Merry Christmas!

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There's something about the idea of a gothic edge to Christmas that's been inspiring the hell out of me lately, and in honor of this urge I thought I'd put together a few looks to try to express what I've been feeling... They're mashups of outfits found at ~silentsparrow~ and a few other stores, and I tried to emphasize the darker side of the holiday. (All credits are down below in my blog if they cut off.)

It's eerie how much the Devana frock looks like it was made for Christmas, including the little tree-esque cut-out on the bodice. *runs from hya!* On the whole, however, I think I fit the mood of a certain favorite Christmas movie of mine (and no, not Tremors this time):

My compliments from me to you
On this your most intriguing hat
Consider though this substitute
A bat in place of this old rat...


(Night)Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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First look:
***Skirt and pants: ~silentsparrow~ (blood) thorns gown
***Jacket and jabot: ~silentsparrow~ (lime) nemu suit
***Glasses: Schadenfreude Green Spectacles
***Corset: Schadenfreude Red Elephant Corset
***Hair: House of Munster Fluffeh in Greens
***Skin: Curio GP Pearl-Emerald-Frex
***Eyes: Treasured Visions Flecks: Large/Green
Second look:
***Boots: ~First Flower~ Valerian Girls Scarlet Red
***Dress: ~silentsparrow~ devana
***Shirt beneath dress: ~silentsparrow~ jangling jack in forest
***Hair: BettiePage BP* xmas tree hair/green/star store gift
***Scarf: Dark Eden Scarf Red Striped
***Skin: Curio GP Pearl-Emerald-Frex
***Eyes: Treasured Visions Flecks: Large/Green
Third look:
***Dress: ~silentsparrow~ Seelie (envy)
***Undershirt: ~silentsparrow~ (blood) beloved lolita undershirt
***Collar: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood Collar in Blood
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations POE Gift Dayita in Blood
***Faun bits: Queen Titania's Court Female Faun Obsidian
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Estampie in red
***Skin: Curio GP Pearl-Emerald-Frex
***Eyes: Treasured Visions Flecks: Large/Green
Fourth look:
***Skirt: ~silentsparrow~ from the (blood) beloved lolita suite
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ from devana
***Glitch pants, jacket, shirt, gloves: ~silentsparrow~ (kelly) dominion suite
***Shoes: Maitreya SoHo Boots 'Black Suede'
***Ears and antlers: Eat Rice! Christmas free gift
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Brooke - Blood
***Collar: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood Collar in Blood
***Skin: Curio GP Pearl-Emerald-Frex
***Eyes: Treasured Visions Flecks: Large/Green