Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Peacock hats

Tonight, Allegory lured me to her location with promises of seeing a big black elephant. It was not just big and black, it was painted in Alle's trademark Schadenfreude swirls, and reminded me of nothing more than the elephant from Moulin Rouge. This was probably intentional, because the new build that Alle's been working on resembles a run-down theme park, as if Safari World had taken a long, long vacation.

I found a few neat things in this new sim. First, a brace of straying Thimbles designers, one of whom cheerfully offered me a chapeau. It's got a beautiful shape, and goes perfectly with -Hiccup's Nerd swept hair. I'm in a brown/rust/orange mood again (is it October yet?).

The other thing that I found was a stand of sunflowers! These are next to a human-dwelling-sized flower pot. I stared at the pot with a sudden hankering to actually make something in SL just so that I could sell it in that pot.

My entire outfit reminds me of my youth. I grew up in Hawaii and remembered little Japanese lady tourists trying to hike down to Akaka Falls wearing straw pumps and tidy little hats of this exact shape. Since I grew up in the 80s, I also remember the incredible size of snapshot cameras. If it wasn't larger than your purse, then you were no sort of photographer. SL, the perfect nostalgia machine.

***Hat: Thimbles - Zelda Peacock Hat - Brown
***Hair: -Hiccup Nerd Swept in brown
***Necklace and earrings: Earthtones Feuille Naturelle N&E Sienna.Black
***Skin: ::Boneflower Designs:: Whispers of Night :: Deathly F [Ebon Dusk Stalker]
***Dress: ***Blanc***Group Gift set up - Beige-
***Socks: -corduroy- aenea's dotty leggings
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Asuka in rust
***Camera: Saya CAMERA BROWN

1 comment:

melanieann said...

That's so funny... the last time I went to Akaka Falls was with my bf, and he was wearing a hat like that and had his camera slung over his shoulder too ^_^ Lol he totally looked like a tourist.