Wednesday, March 19, 2008

When a dog bites

~silentsparrow~ sorrow in bruise

I'm having a rough day. I'm president of a certain honors society at my uni, and we're doing a series on "diversity." I live in the South, so inevitably, diversity means "black/white." These issues are the most prevalent ones in the South, so I understand why it's important to discuss the stratification between the white-haves and black-have-nots, but as a half asian who throws the whole issue of race into question anyway, I get irritated when race is simplified to a dichotomy.

Second Life is pretty good about diversity, actually. The second you try to reduce race to a dichotomy, you just gotta think about the furries.

In honor of a bad day, I decided to do what Maria Von Trapp suggested and think about my favorite things. Today's post is all about the clothing that my avatar feels excellent wearing (brocade, so comfy), ~silentsparrow~.

Later today hyasynth's going to release a new suit. I've seen it and it's gorgeous. While you're in the shop, however, stop and look at some of her older things too. She has a tendency to make fun of me for loving her vintage, and I say, pish. A designer's first works are just as interesting, because you can trace the evolution of their style and focus.

Without further ado, I dedicate this post to my favorite things.

~silentsparrow~ moonlight

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

~silentsparrow~ rose

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

~silentsparrow~ elegia

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

~silentsparrow~ dreaded sunny day in fawn

Other outfit details:

***Hair: /artilleri/ myst in black
***Skin: Fleur vivant cream biba 3
***Jewelry: ::Violet Voltaire:: glitterati in black
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Party Pumps in black


Cyn Peccable said...

As someone who has spent many an hour wandering silentsparrow trying to choose from amongst the goodies, it was really fun to see you in all of these outfits! Most of that stuff I've not seen other than on the walls of the store. (I don't get out much.)

The first two things I bought there (obscurite & bonegarden) are still the outfits that really feel most like "me" -- to the point of being mildly freaked out when I happen upon someone wearing either(it's usually on flickr though, so no ugly scenes!)

Anyway, loving your blog :-)

Auntykuro said...

Awww, thanks for that comment, Cyn! I love those suits too, and agree that ~ss~ is uncommon enough that you tend to think you own the stuff all by yourself :D