Saturday, August 16, 2008

Not sari at all


Two neat things. The first is something you've seen before, the glorious new sari from House of Zaara. It comes with many options for shirt, undershirt and jacket layers, and allows you to wear the skirt part as either pants and a prim, or skirt with a prim. The drape comes in large (when it's cold you can let it slip down your arm) and skinny (just on the shoulder). Ahh, it's bloody gorgeous, and it's perfectly made.

The second neat thing: Hal*Hina has made four 300L gift bags that contain a skin, hair, shape, eyes an outfit, and a bag! This was written about earlier by Beanie, so of course I had to go get an insanely cheap skin or two. I really like Hal*Hina's skins, and 300L each (not even counting the rest of the stuff) was impossible to pass up. I especially like the way this skin enables me to look vaguely Asian while not being over-the-top; adventures in my Asian identity!

I'm wearing my Sari in Chaiwallah's Tea & Curry Shop in Caledon Mayfair. This is a nostalgic location for me -- one of the first places that I encountered during my explorations of Caledon. I stumbled in and smiled -- what is an Empire without a curry room, after all? Reminded me that the people who make Second Life have an interest in anachronistic authenticity, and a sense of humor.




***Dress: House of Zaara !Menaka sari in *plum*
***Skin: Hal*Hina P_00 Anniversary Make lucky bag and pearl eyes in wine
***Earrings: /artilleri/ bead hoop earrings
***Bangles: House of Zaara: Bangles set green
***Bindi: House of Zaara: bindi purple
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Estampie in Lavender
***Tattoo: EtchD Sin's Henna undershirt
***Hair: BettiePage Voyager BP*wet chignon and raindrops Jewel red
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