Monday, February 25, 2008

Browsing for brouses

Last night I stepped into the ~silentsparrow~ party in a hot pink outfit. Saiyge looked over at me and said, "Ach! I didn't recognize you because you were so pink!"

I paused and thought about color. It's true -- my past ten or so posts to this blog have been (for the most part) nothing but black and white and red. It's not like I'm trying to wear my school colors all the time, but somehow I can't get away from this color scheme. It's almost like I'm building this Second Life me out of color, and these are the colors that define my identity.

I've noticed that other people do this too. hyasynth's color is blue, from hair to skin to nails. Allegory's is bright f----ing green. Milla's style is defined by her soft fluff of blond hair. We've all got our thing, and I guess this is mine.

When I went to church yesterday (Unitarian, because I can't decide which religion I wanna be), the minister talked about the connection between the body and the mind. "People have different thresholds for different sensations. Some people need to knit to ease their nervous system during the sermon, and other people find this distracting. Some people need music while studying, and some need total silence. Be aware of your body and what it needs!"

Maybe this has some application to the online body too. My online self says that it feels more like itself in black and white and red. Fine. But that doesn't mean I won't try to bust out, especially with Spring on the way...

Lest I forget to talk about the clothing, the shirt is one that Miss Kghia Gherardi told me that I'd like from Creator's Pavillion, the "lace brouse" from E.M.A. The hair, another new release from Philotic Energy, the seriously funky (and braided!) Volante. The shoes are stack-heeled go-go boots from Adam n Eve. The creator was skeptical that I could make these boots look remotely gothic-carnie, but lo, I have that power.

***Shirt with prim collar, cuffs and waist skirt: =E.M.A.= lace brouse in black
***Hair: Philotic Energy PE Volante in black
***Skin: FabFree Red Goth Skin (with pretty nails!) -- freebie!
***Gloves: To a T. Lace gloves from the Wednesday's Valentine set
***Shoes: Adam n Eve Scamander Heels in Black
***Pants: Schadenfreude Bloody Stripe Pants, pegged


Lawless McBride said...

i missed a party and you dressed in pink?..a double tragedy...the fact that those pants come in bloody is new to me...grabs his wallet and flys off...

Auntykuro said...

Hey Lawless :D

Yeah, parties all weekend at ~silentsparrow!~ I should add you to my friend-list and let you know next time she's got something going on.

Yeah, Allegory's pants are a little TOO good, I keep putting them on when I should wear new stuff.

Allegory Malaprop said...

*snicker* That is a compliment indeed ;)

Colour theory is something deeply rooted into Allegory's character (even though I don't role play her really, there are certain facts defined by her name), and I inherently have a tendency to assign colours to people.

Interestingly, _my_ colour is actually purple (which goes well with all of the shades I prefer, red/green/blue/purple/hot pink [Alle can't really pull off red much without getting all Christmas elf], although purple is the one unchanging thing...considering it's attached to my skull, especially).

Heather said...

Although I get teased at for my color being pink, I've noticed I wear almost as much blue and then sometimes I go on black and white kicks. I also can't wear red very often I am not sure why I just rarely buy anything in that color.