Friday, March 14, 2008

The Olivia

Yesterday, Morrigan Hyun released a new Elegance Hat, the Olivia. When I was dressing for this hat, I asked Morrigan to suggest a proper hairdo. "Something without fringe," she said, and she was right. This hat reminds me of the ancient origins of the word haberdasher, which referred to someone selling not just hats but other things, like swords or crucifixes or mousetraps (thank you, wikipedia). The hat certainly has a sword-like sweep to its construction, and seems more built than made, if you catch the distinction.

It feels very much like a crown when I wear it, which made me realize that the Queen of England undoubtedly wears hats because she wants people to understand that even without a tiara, she's still the effin' Queen.

I decided upon quiet clothing, too: this free (and beautifully made) grey dress from YIPs. YIPs is a fascinating little shop. Have you been there? It's got four free female outfits, all very different, and all designed with a dramatic scene in mind. In fact, this grey dress comes with a table and table-dancing animations (displayed by Creamy over here).

***Hat: Elegance Hats Olivia
***Hair: ETD Vivian - Black
***Skin: Fleur Cream Fleur (group gift)
***Dress: YIPs grey beauty happy hour (free dress)
***Scarf: ~Vette's~ shemagh scarf in red
***Pin: Balderdash Meadowlark Jabot Pin
***Nails: *Sin Skins* Glitter Manicure Crimson
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Party Pumps in red/black


RachelB said...

I just wanted to let you know that the link to YIPs goes to the wrong place.

Auntykuro said...

So kind of you to comment, Rachelb -- it should go here:

RachelB said...

Thanks! I'm heading over - your feature was great!