Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The elf herself


New release boots from First Flower, avatar by Hybrid


Philo's got a vision for SL avatars that comes out of the misty depths. I love the unseelie look of these skins and ears, straight from a Shakespearean summer night. An age ago I was a techie for A Midsummer Night's Dream at my high school in NJ. The cast was deeply amateur, the director was smelly in a strange, sweaty, unpleasant way, but I loved the T-shirt that I got for being part of the crew. It was soft-quality tie-dye, and I wore it for about ten years until it finally fell apart.

I'm still feeling autobiographical on my second day of being 35. Can you tell? It's amazing how clothing brings up memories. I put on this scarf by Vette and remembered that I last wore it to show off a new Elegance Hat (I just got one today with a gorgeous bird on it, aptly named 'Tori', and I'll wear it when I'm not adorned with very large ears). My memory is synesthetic -- I remember snatches of conversation when I smell a certain scent, or touch a texture and think of a moment with my child. When I'm thinking of part of an article, I'll remember dressing my avatar... I wonder if this is a sign of senility, or a sign that the world is fracturing into cyber and real, and our memories are going to begin to span both?

Strange days to come...



***Hair: Zero Style * 0 Style * Sayuri *(Black)_M
***Skin, ears, eyes: Hybrid Archetype - Ethereal Phantom
***Scarf: Vette's Boutique shemagh_scarf red
***Outfit (collar, shirt, vest, pants, socks, 11 pieces in all): Vette's Boutique Custom_1
***Boots: First Flower ~FF~ Wych-wood Cinnamon
***Gloves: *katat0nik* (red) Sakura Storm Gloves
***Bracelets: Double Paradox **DP** bracelet set (red)


New group gift skin from /artilleri/, photos and art by hyasynth


I completely derailed myself from talking about Vette's Boutique. One day I was standing in Heart-Cupcakes. Mimi Coral, the designer, was there, chatting with the designer for Vette's Boutique... "I try for classy designs," Vette DeCuir said to Mimi, unaware that she was being stalked by a curious fashionista. I surfed to her shop from her profile and stared around. Indeed, her stuff was nicely made and interesting and classic of line. I snagged this ragamuffin outfit and a scarf that (as I mentioned) I've worn quite a bit since. I guess the lesson is this: one's complete lack of privacy in SL is sometimes good!

Here too is the new gorgeous skin by /artilleri/. I live in /artilleri/ skins, and Antonia sent a group preview out this morning just to tease us. I can't wait to see all the new makeups! Look, glossy 60s lips!


New group gift skin from /artilleri/


***Skin: /artilleri/ Emi skin - Anett makeup Cream - Freckles -- 1L Group Gift !!
***Hair: /artilleri/ Myst in black
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