Saturday, September 20, 2008

Coming to take you away

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Let's just say that weird things happen when I stand around waiting for the ~silentsparrow~ lucky chair for too long. For example, I begin to put on random items from many different outfits... The ad for Dans Macabre is to one side of the lucky chair -- it's one of the first things that I purchased from the store, and the brocade fabric of the suit continues to make me want to lick fabric (hee hee)! I've mixed it with pieces of Rebel -X-'s liquid flower Black Swan outfit (see the full cuteness of this outfit over here), and the result is something rather Venetian.

I've got the dark beauty of Autumn on my mind today. The Venezia sim reminds me a lot of Maxfield Parrish, which in turn reminds me of the things that make Autumn glorious. Inside spaces...breath that mists...rust, ochre, amber, rouge and vermilion leaves...and the sky as it darkens earlier and earlier into a wash of blood. I'm a sucker for Autumn, especially because (unpoetically) it spells the end of allergy season - !

Damn, I forgot to don the pokey stick that comes with the Dans Macabre! Ah well. Everyone have interestingly surreal weekends as the weather changes, okay? Remember that if you feel strange, it's just a shift from Summer to Autumn. Take a deep breath, make some hot cocoa, and pray that I hit a Silvery Sylvan "A".

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***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Party Pumps in black
***Cuffs: from ~silentsparrow~ beloved suite in blood
***Prim tails, skirt layer tails, jacket, mask: ~silentsparrow~ and Draconic Kiss Dans Macabre Suit in Claret
***Backpack, hood, neck, socks: Rebel -X- Liquid Flower in black/peach from the Black Swan set

Friday, September 19, 2008

ARRen't you glad it's Talk Like a Pirate Day?

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My husband and I live in a mixed household. Yes -- that's right. He's a ninja, and I'm a pirate. We're both watching our child carefully for signs of her future inclination, but I suspect from the way she strides in and takes over every situation that she's got stronger pirate blood. At the very least, I know she completely fails at stealth. What am I going on about? Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and I have a small list of things to say ARR about. I find it vastly liberatin' to give some uncommon vocabulary a spin and state my opinion plainly.

For example, this is my opinion about SLSecrets: What're you scurvy dogs yammering on about? Stop cuckoldin' yer husbands! And if yer content-theivin', own up and plant a Jolly Roger like a real pirate!

Oh right, clothing. The outfit was inspired by No Mercy's ARR Gyle (that's its name) shirt. I stumbled across No Mercy at the Harajukubox clothing fair, and it is becoming one of my favorite places for darkly cute shirts and jewelry.

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***Tricorn: illusions Tricorn Hat with color-changing script for the hat color and trim.
***Earrings: Studio Sidhe Glory hoop earrings with bar [aladdin]
***Necklace, choker, cuffs: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood in violet
***Boots: katat0nik Strawberry Dream Legwarmers in pink
***Hair: -Hiccup Alala in black
***Skirt: Curious Kitties C:K Mizutama Double Lace-up skirt Gray
***Undershirt, pants, gloves: ~silentsparrow~ from the sylvan suit in violets
***Skin: *Skins of Delphi* Cookie Skin [Starlight/Black/Red]
***Shirt on jacket layer: *No Mercy* Arrrrrr-Gyle
***Rapier: Chase Speculaas SPD Blades & Firearms

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Haunting Dusk

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Haunted Zazu made a dress for the Black Swan fashion show that is just...lovely. hyasynth pointed out that it would look awesome with the [][]TRAP[][] skins too! In the interest of just showing the dress, here it is in all of it's spiny, ethereal, saucy glory. I really like the feathery sweep of the open-fronted prim skirt, and the way the top looks almost organic. Remove the prim skirt, and the glitch pants have a finely shaded bottom!

Real life is crowding my mind with almost too many things to say, but I would like to boast that my child is memorizing the following items:

-- Lines from Scooby Doo (the girl can recite them along with the voice actors)
-- Random swear words (oy)
-- And A.A. Milne poetry. This last one impresses the pants off me. I found her sitting midway down our steps. She looked at me and said, "Halfway up the stairs is the stair where I sit," and grinned. ...It's a poem that I read to her a few times a week, and the girl remembered it.

Now if only she didn't also remember the swear words.

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***Dress: Haunted Zazu's Black Swan frock, Black Fire
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood in Abyss
***Hair: -Hiccup (Long Mess in Black)
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Whispers of Night Deathly Female (Ebon Twilight Stalker)
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Trinity 2
***Faun parts: Queen Titania's court Faun in Snow
***Boots: Lazy Places Hya Boots in Black

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Season of mists and fae

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I love Autumn so much. It's the turn of the year from light to dark, turning humans toward introspection and away from the motion-oriented Summer... Soon, the Unseelie and Seelie will emerge from under the hill to walk in our world. It's necessary to be dressed for the event! In Second Life, we're lucky enough to be able to don elegantly sultry brocade and walk where the fae walk...

This is the Seelie dress from ~silentsparrow~. If you recall, the Unseelie outfit came out for Halloween last year, and now I've got a small collection of Fae-themed ~silentsparrow~ garb. This year, the suit has the keyhole top theme that hy's been working with lately, as well as a fishtail line for the skirt. The dress sets come in eight tones, and are interchangeable -- here, I'm wearing a mixture of the Ash and Ember colors. The hair is by Calico Ingmann Creations, made to match the outfit, and it's fluffy and spiky and perfect.

Along with this dress, I'm continuing to wear Violet's Love Like Blood set. I have a horrible habit of putting on Violet's jewelry and...not taking it off for a while. Darn that Violet for catching hold of something inside of my mind that I wanna wear and...making it. I've also got on GLORIOUS rust-colored Witch Hazel II boots from First Flower. I'm going to go huddle in a corner and lick them now.

Edit: Just heard that these boots are now on sale next to Seelie at ~silentsparrow~ <3

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***Outfit(s): ~silentsparrow~ -- I'm wearing bits of two Seelie outfits, the Seelie in (ashes) and the Seelie in (embers). Outfit has twelve parts! Including hot little shortpants and garters, stockings, a system skirt that's one of the coolest I've seen, floaty skirt prims, sculpty gloves, elegant bow pasties, a corset, and a keyhole top. Oh! And flappy wings!
***Shoes: First Flower Witch-Hazel II in Rust
***Skin: Curio/Gala Phoenix :GP: Pearl-Monarch
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Seelie - Snow with a color and texture-changing rose, with optional vines even.
***Lip ring: *No Mercy* <3 Heartsie <3 mouth

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What nature cannot do to us/will be done by our fellow man

(The Luanna dress in blush is a dollarbie this week from Elate!)

New hair, new frock, new jewelry. What's a rabbit to do? Not stew, that's for sure. Ahaha ~ sorry. Bad fashion writing moment! Anyway. *cough* -- Here I am in a lovely new dress from Elate!. It's called Luanna, and it looks elegant with the skinny belt set, also from Elate!. The belt comes in eleven colors, and the dress in four (blush, emerald, flame and night).

I put this frock on and realized that it is the perfect understated (yet well-made) accessory to some srs HARE. Lucky for me, Aemilia Case sent me a friendly message: "Hey Ach, do u like big hair?" "Why yes," I said, and here it is. I am a fool and have it half-covered by Kani ears, but you'll see that this hair has an enormous topknot of the tribal variety, encircled by a rose-embellished band. The band and roses are color-changing! The hair, it is vast, and my Kani says it suits her imperious bunny frame.

The new jewelry is the Love Like Blood set that Violet Voltaire released for Black Swan. Goshdarnit, I missed that show. I hear it was lovely! Did I mention that I'm cutting back on the mochas? Yes, feel sorry for me. The things we do for vanity. ;_; Anyway. About that stock market. Never mind, let's just return to our small happy surreality.

***Hair: Philotic Energy Kalee in White
***Belt: (Elate!) - Skinny Belt (comes in various colors)
***Dress: (Elate!) Luanna (also
***Kani: Lost Furrest Kani in splotchy female white & black
***Boots: First Flower ~FF~ Valerian in black
***Necklace: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood necklace in blood

Monday, September 15, 2008

O Tesla, demigod of the coil

Alle's Bixin outfit.

Schadenfreude has another great outfit made to match a great skin, and this one is called Bixin. Hellifiknow what Bixin means -- I tried to google the term, and got the following: Bixin was micronized from dichloromethane solution using Supercritical CO2.... Okay, Allegory, what does Bixin mean?

The outfit has a lot of pieces and I'm going to just...not photograph them all, especially because I tried my best to put on the pants from this outfit and failed. It's a tough day in SL when you can't put your pants on, you know? I am not going to complain much, however. Some people in Ohio and Texas woke up without homes and power today, and therefore I'm going to send up a small prayer of thanks to the electricity gods for the bounty that we have.

Oh Tesla, demigod of the coil, I thank thee for the power that drives my laptop...

Fine, I'm a freak, but if I don't appreciate it while I have it, I'll feel silly when we're in a powerless post-apocalyptic wasteland and I say, Back in my day we used to be able to read news on our laptop every morning while drinking coffee. I didn't appreciate it enough!

So here's to energy. I think I'll go turn off some extra lights, now.

mmmm shoooz

Alle's Bixin outfit.


***Outfit: Schadenfreude Bixin set in peach with...countless pieces. :| Pants, shorts, jacket, gloves, undershirt, more.
***Shoes: First Flower Hoya Strapped Ebony in black
***Jewelry: *No Mercy* Tarepanda mouth piercing from the Harajukubox clothing fair
***Glasses: Schadenfreude Hardwired Spectacles
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Heortecaeg earrings
***Bracelets: Violet Voltaire Gank cuffs in black
***Belt: First Flower triple hoop Blet! in black
***Stockings: *Sheer* Torn Nylons Stripes Fade Black
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Whispers of Night Deathly Female (Ebon Twilight Stalker)
***Hair: **DP**yumyum Sesame Black 01

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Inu wear at Harajukubox


Harajukubox is having a clothing fair. I went and found this very adorable neko dress. Then, probably because I'm cramping like mad, my inner rebellious beast emerged and decided that it's actually an inu dress. (If it's nekos you're wanting today, might I suggest reading this awesome post?)

Yesterday I played Garage Band for the first time. I was the singer, as befits my diva personality, and my first choice of song had to be Bon Jovi. That's right, I belted out Wanted Dead or Alive and got a 90% ! I think that this is because I clocked five formative years in Jersey, ya know? It's part of the Jersey Girl test: Can you sing Bon Jovi word-for-word? and Did you own a pair of chartreuse acid wash jeans? Yes to both. Not only that, but my hair could be sprayed about six inches off my forehead. I can't wait until fashion turns and this is back in style -- instead of straight ironing, everyone's going to start ratting it up again.

Ah, this patch of nostalgia brought to you by X Box. Back in Second Life, my avatar spent much of yesterday either fishing or being at a fashion show (the show was for Slink, and it was lovely). You know, it would be fun if one could do both at once ! A fishin' fashi'n show -- "Come in your best 7seas hat." (*grin* -- I'm joking, honest.)

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***Shoes: :69: AntiqueBoots - Black - with additional Neko parts
***Tattoos: MiaSnow *mia* star design multi on leg and torso
***Skin: MiaSnow *mia* Dalmation dame skin 1 with additional ears
***Hair: -Hiccup long mess in black
***Random mouth choco strawberry thing from Harajukubox clothing fair
***Outfit: *No Mercy* Perkly, comes with cute teddy to hold. Harajukubox clothing fair
***Collar: Lazy Places Love Ach Collar