Monday, November 3, 2008

Viva la chapeau

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With guest-hunk Sanpierre Juran


I enjoyed my time in Caledon. I spent my first year as an avatar haunting this Victorian set of sims, and found the people friendly and intelligent. The best ones were seized of certain ideas about reality, like, "What would Victorian England be like if everything were powered by Tesla coils?" or "Hmmm...what if the fey escaped from their hill and danced at Caledonian balls?"

A fine friend of mine, Sanpierre Juran, danced with me at a Caledonian ball once, and was apparently so struck by the event that he moved there shortly afterwards (just kidding, I'm sure it had little to do with me). I asked him to be my accessory for these photos, because a Victorian lady's second-best accessory (aside from her hat) is the person on her arm... I am hearkening back to my Caledonian days in the Dita hat by Elegance Hats, and the One Boy frock by Ingenue. Sanpierre arrived in exactly the right attire, the tidy Schadenfreude Strigoi suit. He donned Allegory's hat too. His hat reminded me that men wore hats for centuries -- and then, one day, they didn't:

The Death of the Hat
by Billy Collins

Once every man wore a hat.

In the ashen newsreels,
the avenues of cities
are broad rivers flowing with hats.

Hats were the law.
They went without saying.
You noticed a man without a hat in a crowd.
(Read more...)

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***Hat: Dita Elegance Hat in red
***Gloves: Fleur Gloves Medium Black
***Necklace and earrings: Schadenfreude Irmina dark
***Boots: SLink Eva Suede Boots in black
***Skin: SLink Bijou Skin Pale Retro
***Hair: /artilleri/ myst in black
***Dress: Ingenue ~one boy~ Victorian Edition in Ruby and Pink
***Gentleman companion: Dressed in Schadenfreude's Strigoi, with the DA The Seven Top Hat from the same shop.
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