Saturday, November 1, 2008

Farewell favorite month

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By lonely roads
this lonely poet marches
into autumn dusk.

-- Basshō


One more post in orange and black, just to usher out October. The skin is new from Fleur, isn't it stark and pretty?

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***Shoes: J's Long Backribbon boots
***Tights: *katat0nik* orange/black striped stockings
***Skirt and shirt: Dutch Touch AnGie Ochre
***Jacket thingie: **CKSD** Essential Wrap Sweater in pumpkin
***Cape: Kurotsubaki witch cape and ringo basket
***Skin: Fleur Allure China Coeur 1
***Poses: Luth Handbag AO
***Hair with hat: **DP**yumyum corsage cloche with hair

Friday, October 31, 2008

Boo

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Many of you have posed the question: are you sick of orange and black yet? My answer is a good firm no. In fact, the entire year could be Halloween and I'd be okay with it. *g*

Schadenfreude's new suit answers the age old question, "How can I look elegant and dressed up at the same time?" Let me reach for some adjectives here: stream-lined. Spare. Economical of line. Clever with the details... I'm sure I could think up more, but instead, I'll point you to the multiple parts to this outfit (so many I can't count 'em), including two kinds of bowties (including a clever little bat), and an option to wear a shirt instead of a vest and jacket. Maybe "versatile" is the best adjective to describe this suit...

The mask is a must-have from Illusions, the perfect counterpoint to the suit, adding a playful (but sexxeh) touch. The hair is Calico Ingmann Creations' Jake in light blond. I always feel like one of the Hardy Boys when I wear this hair, but in a good way...I used to have the biggest crush on them when they were a Saturday morning special.

Have a great time tonight, everyone! May you get lots of candy, in whatever form you desire most. ;)

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***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Jake in light dirty blond
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Lost Gloom Stalker
***Suit: Schadenfreude Strigoi
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Laudanum in black and silver
***Mask: Illusions Ebony Male in burned

Owoooooooooooo!

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Happy Halloween :D


Who's that I see walkin' in these woods? Why, it's Little Red Riding Hood!

Hey there Little Red Riding Hood...you sure are looking good,
you're everything a big bad wolf could want!
Little Red Riding Hood, I don't think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone.
What big eyes you have, the kind of eyes that drive wolves mad.
So just to see that you don't get chased...I think I ought to walk with you for a ways.

Owoooooooo! [Lyrics from Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs]

Little Red Riding Hood outfit by Draconic Kiss (complete with a choice of six skins, and a basket of wolf parts with AO), and werewolf avatar by Grendel's Children. With thanks to Ellantha for the wolf - !

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On Elise Cao (ghosted by Ellantha Larsson):
***Werewolf: Moon werewolf transform (female - white/gray) by flea bussy at Grendel's Children.

On Little, Red:
***Outfit: Draconic Kiss Little Red Ridinghood Outfit, 24 pieces including short and long skirt, a few shirts, and six skins. Oh and a basket with an AO !
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Epona in Flaming Dark Brown
***Earrings: UnTone Quilt free gift drop earrings
***Lip ring: Discord Black Moon Mouth Pierce
***Boots: (Shiny Things) Sleek Laceup Boots in Rust

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A few Halloween freebie favorites

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Cost of outfit: 2L

Freebies make up a hefty portion of my wardrobe, especially after the past few weeks! I decided to put on a few of my favorites from the Halloween crop, including some old standbys (like Philotic Energy's dollarbie hair, and this freebie skin from Heaven's Shape).

I really love the Bare Rose Orange Mist coat. It's part of a freebie Halloween hunt, and I wouldn't have been able to find it if not for help from a lovely certain person (yay Nivaya). Read more about the hunt at the FabFree blog here. I also love the big orange netted skirt from Ingenue (Retrology hunt gift) and these incredible shoes. Nix Sands of D'Fly Shoes really does make a creative set of footwear, and they sparkle. The shoes are store Halloween dollarbies that Elusyve Jewell found and gave me. Thanks, Elusyve! Also notable are the adorable group gift wings from Pink Fuel (shown below). Pumpkin chibi wings, fashioned after the addictive tattoo from the bubblegum vendor...

Don't forget Japanese sims for Halloween - ! The bow is a totally cute freebie that I got while trolling about Lico Lico, and there are other freebies here and there around the mall.

The total cost of my outfit, including skin, was: 2 Lindens. (I apologize for all of the extra kira-kira sparkles in my photos. I'd rather capture glow than not, but it kinda gets out of control with this new viewier.)

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***Glasses: Schadenfreude green spectacles from the Oz hunt
***Shoes: Dollarbie D'Fly Candy Corn Gift Pumps from D'Fly Shoes
***Skin: Heaven's Shapes another skin mod, sakura_gothic Wild Red - store freebie
***Jacket: Bare Rose Orange Mist Halloween Hunt freebie
***Skirt: from Ingenue, part of the Retrology hunt, full net skirt
***Hair: Philotic Energy Courtnay in light auburn, store dollarbie
***Hair bow: kmax_ribbon_halloween gift
***Wings: Pink Fuel group gift -- [PF] Chibi Wing-Halloween-Sparkle (chest)

Come blow your horn...wait, that sounds naughty.

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...So there I was standing around in First Flower when Adaire DeCuire walked in. I know that she thinks boi Ach is a handsome lad, so I slipped into his shape for a moment. Then I looked around at Adaire, hyasynth and Severina, who were all wearing the new rougenoir frock from ~silentsparrow~ and thought, hmmmm...

I think he looks quite lovely. Something about the cut of this dress is elegant and dangerous, enough to make a goth boi look pretty but not super-feminine. Of course, that could just be my kink talking *cough*. (Me? Like boys in dresses?) I had to make a nod to the original boy-in-a-frock, of course. Here, my boi is attempting to emulate a certain gypsy lad with his Little Boy Blue forehead circlet.

There's a tutu that goes with this ensemble that my poor avatar couldn't pull off, but you should go look for yourself. :D

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***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ rougenoir
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Fossarius in flaming midnight
***Horns: Illusions Grumble Horns in Black
***Faun ears: Queen Titania's Court female faun in black
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Lost Gloom Stalker (a girl's skin, which is why I had to cover up his moobs)
***Head circlet: Little Boy Blue LBB Arachne Circlet in Large
***Face piercings: Fluky Simply Pierced lip ring
***Boots: Schadenfreude buckle boots in medium

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Honey Neko

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So, my child LOVED last night's Halloween party. She was the most social little person there, my husband says. She ate tons of sugar (we rarely give her any) and raced around the party like a little wild creature. The husband says she apologized nicely to the other toddlers she knocked down... *cough* anyway, she had fun.

Today I'm wearing more of the DEN-DOU skins from the iTuTu sale. I love how playful this skin is, with its built-in whiskers, and knew that now was a good time to wear Passionate Neko Dreams' pumpkin-neko ears. I'm still on a Honey Kitty kick, as you'll notice. This dress is a little salopette (overalls) from Honey Kitty, worn over tights and a comfy sweater from The Closet. I feel like the sunset today with all of these saturated colors, so I photographed in front of it.

I'm feeling much better today -- thank you for all of the well-wishes. My husband's soup and a lot of rest were good for me. Cheers and happy Halloween sales!

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***Lip ring: .:ellabella:. Skully Lip chains (IM Ellantha Larsson if you'd like to buy ^^)
***Hair: Gritty Kitty: Crystyle - rusty
***Skin: *DEN-DOU* ODEN-02 SKIN Value Pack S v2 from the sale (more info here)
***Shoes: Lya - Sakura shoes
***Ears: Passionate Neko Dreams Neko-pumpkin ears
***Outfit: Honey Kitty (strawberry) chocolat honey
***Sweater under dress: The Closet Balloon Knit in orange
***Socks: The Closet turtan check socks & tights in orange
***Necklace: Y.M.X. crystal bow necklace in juicy pink from the juicy sim birthday

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The house, to twitch

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My child is off to a Halloween party tonight while I stay home and try to get better. I'm swimming in juice, tea and water, and the husband made some cuban chicken soup... He called from the party and said that she's sugared up to the gills and bouncing like mad in one of those blow-up bouncy houses. I'm really sad to be missing the fun...

However, while sipping my tea and eating soup, my avatar hopped over to the iTuTu sale and got some lovely DEN-DOU skins for a steal (more about that below in credits -- amerie's Naughty is also part of the sale). Also fun is Chicanery and ANA_mation's joint production of this awesome witch broom AO. I'm in a few of the many 'stand' poses, and all of them are playful and sexxeh. Or maybe it's the black SLink catsuit coupled with the Dark Eden pumpkin bondage straps that are sexxeh...

Of course I had to get the pumpkin bondage straps. Glad I'm wearing latex under them, cause I'm sure the butt strap would totally chafe my avatar's new skin.

Anyway. I think I'll go get a few more skins now. *shifty look*

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***Hair: Philotic Energy Push in Fire
***Harness: Dark Eden Pumpkin Harness (on sale for 150L!)
***Catsuit: SLink Sexy Catsuit in Black
***Skin: DEN-DOU ODEN-02 SKIN value pack N (02) -- (on sale now at the itutu Halloween sale! I got two skins for 250L -- more about the sale here
***Broom and anamation: Chicanery/ANA_Mations Witch AO with broom

Sick Ach is sick

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Hiya! Forgive a short post today. I'm feeling yucky! I blame hyasynth for giving me her virus over the internets (just kidding; poor sick hy). In honor of being sick I've stuck my boy avatar on the couch all day. He's wearing comfort clothing, ~silentsparrow's~ toxine in cocoa (he is petite enough to wear girl prims for the most part), and clutching his orange katty doll.

I'll head back into female avatar eventually. I put on the boi for all of the parties I've attended recently, and somehow haven't bothered to put on the girl yet. (No outfit credits today, SL is making me dizzy :p.)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Half in love with easeful death

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On the day of the dead, when the year too dies...

I decided that the best hair for this outfit was Calico's Fossarius hair. Why? Because it looks like it's from a grave. Remember when Buffy came back to life in season six, and her hair cascaded down her back in a corpse's flow? I suspect that Joss Whedon was paying homage to the urban legend that hair and nails grow after death. (Is this true?) I decided that my corpse-girl hadn't had a good manicure or haircut in a decade...Along with it, I'm wearing a tattoo that looks like mold spots against the pallor.

The dress and jewelry are a riot of macabre colors. I love the way yellow and blue and orange and black intertwine on the fabric, and the way the necklace catches these colors in a grisly little scene around one's neck.

Half in love with easeful death, eh?! This celebration of death puts me in mind of Bryant's Thanatopsis. He bids us not to be afraid of it, because everyone will join us someday. I think this is something the Mexicans understand when they celebrate Dia De Los Muertos...

As the long train
Of ages glide away, the sons of men,
The youth in life's green spring, and he who goes
In the full strength of years, matron and maid,
The speechless babe, and the gray-headed man--
Shall one by one be gathered to thy side
By those, who in their turn shall follow them.


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***Boots: Zero Number Used Boots Ami Brown
***Tattoo: anuenue himawari Tattoo
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Fossarius - Midnight
***Outfit: *katat0nik* Dia de los Muertos dress in orange
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Dia de los Muertos jewelry set, including necklace, earrings, bracelet and hair bow
***Skin: *DEN-DOU* Scary skin for halloween - iTuTu freebie, over by the home and garden store.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy birthday, Poe!

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Happy birthday, Poe Tatum! To celebrate, I'm wearing a few of her things. I'm wearing bits from her Skanks R Us Dark Candy Lolita outfit, and two new items, a mouth razor (with several expression/poses!) and a color and texture-changing hair bow. She's got a sale going on at her shops -- a few items in her main store and satelite shops are marked down to 24L, a lovely bargain.

Find her main shop here!

Automaton for the people (sorry! bad pun!)

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Glorious new lucky chair outfit at ~silentsparrow~

I wandered by the Costume Fair yesterday and stumbled (again) upon the shop Curio Obscura. It's a steampunk shop, and when I glanced around their little booth, I was reminded that I've long hungered after these Clockwork Automaton skins. I snagged them, and realized that the skin pack comes with many different colors, all gorgeously detailed. I haven't taken a photo of the skin naked, but believe me, it's as detailed as the head (which was too pretty to cover with hair).

Along with the skin, I'm in two lovely costumes. The first is the new ~silentsparrow~ lucky chair outfit, a pumpkin recoloring of the Black Swan Cygne set along with other recolored outfit bits. It comes with many parts, suitable for boys and girls, and is the perfect lush, cosy outfit for my favorite month. The second isn't a new outfit -- it's katat0nik's creation for the Juicy Bella sim, the princess dress. It suited the skin so well that I had to use it!

Pulling everything together are the dolly keys from Violet Voltaire, and the Doll AO from Ana_mations. I'm wearing the deluxe version of the AO that comes with a number of neat stands. Ook, my brain is sadly mushy this morning -- the child decided to wake up on the hour between 4AM and 7AM and I got about 3 hours of sleep. Reminds me of the teething days! Now I'm off to try to think through more prospectus revisions...

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***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Tuli pumps in brown
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ pumpkin lucky chair outfit - ~
***Skin: Curio Obscura Clockwork Automaton Lady in Copper
***Poses: ANA_Mations TheDoll AO
***Key: Violet Voltaire No Love Lost Doll Key in brass

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***Shoes: ~ First Flower ~ Witch-hazel II in pink blush
***Dress: *katat0nik* Princess Dress in pink
***Skin: Curio Obscura Clockwork Automaton Lady in Pink
***Poses: ANA_Mations TheDoll AO
***Key: Violet Voltaire No Love Lost Doll Key in pewter