Thursday, December 31, 2009

Yukata Happy New Year


Happy new year everyone!!

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Yukata for the shrine

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Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.


-- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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***Outfit: Sweetaholic for men / New Haori Hakama in red, comes with zouri
***Skin: Den-dou boys II Eito - Light - /01 clean
***Hair: Maitreya Bo Beach Blond

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Golden Hind

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Late last night a very kindly pal of mine dropped a number of skins on me -- all from one of my favorite male skinmakers, Den-dou. They were colorful and creative, with masks, kitty-stripes, and a few with girl makeups, and all apparently for 200L a pop from a gatcha machine (and all trans!). I love this one, the Golden Boy, especially. Thanks for this cool idea, Denchu! (SLURL to Den-Dou), look for the gumball machine by the front door.

Also new is this scarf from Gritty Kitty, the Mr. Tumnus scarf. With a name like that I had to turn myself into a faun -- now I look like something out of The Ballad of the Golden Hind eh? Perhaps if you catch me, I'll transform into a man… (SLURL to Gritty Kitty.

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***Tail: Hybrid faun tail small (tinted)
***Nails: Schadenfreude Green Spectacles (gold) - an old hunt item
***Horns: Schadenfreude Swept Back Horns (pumpkin item)
***Collar: Hat Mechanic Octopussy green collar (black)
***Pants: Schadenfreude spearmint striped pants, pegged
***Boots: Lazy Places Synth Boots Meadow
***Eyes: Den-dou vampire eyes /gold
***Hair: Maitreya Moon - Sandy Blond
***Vest: Schadenfreude Evergreen Deep V Vest
***Scarf: Gritty Kitty Mr. Tumnus Scarf - color scripted
***Skin: Den-Dou Skin Collection 03 Golden Boy - from the 200L Skin Gatcha.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bonus photo!

hyasynth all warm in the snow
hyasynth standing about in her pretty new creation

I've no reason to fear

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I've had enough of broken cups
I've had enough of scenes
Of other people's laughter
When we go through our routines
The lilies aren't in season
So I've no reason to fear
That you'll love me like you
Did last year…

Lyrics by Marc Almond

I'm in a new ~silentsparrow~ top set, the Chapiteau. There are so many options in each set, and the gauzy undershirt alone is so very pretty that I had to photo many combinations. The hat and stockings are by Royal Blue for Designers United. I haven't stopped by the installation yet, but I'm looking forward to it… (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~) (SLURL to Designers United).

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***Eyes: Den-dou eyes moss green
***Hair: Ingenue Myrna Noir Black
***Skin: Frick Goth - Extreme Black/Green Makeup
***Garter: LouLou&Co Garter "Pistolero"
***Shoes: J's long boots round black
***Bustle: ~silentsparrow~ (menthe) severina suite bustle
***Top: ~silentsparrow~ (dovey) Chapiteau Corsets / tops & gloves
***Garter & shorties: ~silentsparrow~ (lime) maida
***Hat: (Royal blue) The Narrator hat
***Socks: (Royal Blue) The Death of a Clown Socks in Green Gumdrops

Monday, December 28, 2009

Oh you may not think me pretty...

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I deny trying to look like a certain wizard. I put on this outfit, tilted my head, and thought, "This outfit needs a wand, it does." If I really wanted to look more like Him, I'd put on whiter hair -- the only problem then is looking too much like Winter Jefferson. Perhaps my wizard is the newest Gary Stu at Hogwarts, next in line to win the Quiddich cup for, um, Ravenclaw. …I think I'll go write that fic now…

(By the bye, isn't the new Den-dou Eito skin pretteh?)

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***Hair: Maitreya Jaiden - beach blond
***Wand: Wicked Workshop Ruby Wand
***Skin: Den-Dou Eito -Pale- /05 Eyeliner bald
***Boots: SiniStyle blasphemy boots
***Suit: (men's)(ash) voltaire suit ~silentsparrow~
***Shirt: Schadenfreude white oxford shirt
***Tie: Schadenfreude Erzulie-Freda Tie w/ Oxford Collar

Shiny bubbles in the air

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Miss Bubbles Clawtooth


Bubbles wafted seductively into my photoglobe tonight still adjusting her stockings. I immediately marveled at the sheer size of her size-13 shoes, and she admitted that they were custom-made just for her. From the tip of her moustachio to the toe of her stilleto she's a dashing sight, all garmented in Starlust's best. Clenched between her cupid-bow lips is a Hoorenbeek Virginia SL in an elegant holder -- Vegas, meet Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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***Skin: Custom by Fashionably Dead
***Eyelashes: Zsa Zsa's eyelashes add on-Diamonds
***Hair: Clawtooth (play it again sam) in the color "Aged well"
***Shirt- W&B I'll be a ghost shirt
***Nails: Schadenfreude Silver Glitter Manicure
***Eyes: FD-Blue eyes
***Shoes: Custom I think (Epoque) Drag heel-Black silk against naked skin
***Stockings: Pig-Ambrisia stockings black
***Skirt: split pea- The boy i love is up in the gallery (dark)
[15:51] Bubbles Clawtooth: and bubbles is smoking- hoorenbeek-Virginia SL 2/holder

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Twink rock

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Yesterday I wrote about HUZ tattoos' Tattoo This! contest. Today I'm wearing the other tattoo for the contest, the Android tattoo (slurl to HUZ for more information). I'm also wearing an incredibly low-slung pair of pants from +grasp+. Meant for girls, these pants come in a pack with thong undies that hang out over the top of the pants. Very sexy, I like how the hipbones show! The +grasp+ group also has three gifts out in the shop right now; activate your group tag to get the necklace, ring, cuff and scarf.

Small note to designers who've given me girl stuff to review: I'm writing in my girl avvie less and less of late, so I apologize for being slow! The boy avatar has been inspiring me more, simply because he's new and shiny. I'll probably get back to the girl eventually. =)

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***Eyes: Shine Lustrous Achariya
***Skin: Den-dou rock pale /01 clean
***Ring: grasp skull ring group gift
***Tattoo: HUZ Android - present
***Hair: UncleWeb Mickey-Hair Holy Golden
***Jacket: Aoharu LeatherTailoredJacket
***Shoes: J's laceup short boots
***Scarf: The Closet HelpScarf black
***Pants: grasp leatherpants /02 / womens

Saturday, December 26, 2009

HUZ tattoo photo contest

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The theme of this post is, "Christmas over; off to the islands." Oh I wish. Instead, I'm up at 5:30 to head to WORK!

I'm happy to report that HUZ tattoos is having a photo contest (named Tattoo This!) that is ending on January 15th. This contest pertains to two new tattoo releases. One of them I'm wearing (better picture below), the Amnesia tattoo. (Get it?! I loved that movie.) The other one is the extremely evocative Android tattoo, which you'll have to go see in the shop. It's very Bladerunner! Hunain says: "Participants are to use any OR both of these tattoos along with any accessories of their liking and create a thematic art picture, the pictures should be submitted to Hunain Bellic, full permissions in a notecard." You can get more information about the contest from the poster at HUZ. (SLURL to HUZ)

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***Eyes: Shine Lustrous Achariya Orange
***Piercings: Deviant Kitties Antic Set
***Socks: Picnic leather band suspender socks
***Shirt: Ninikoboy big shirt (stripe-black)
***Pants: Ninikoboy rollup denim (black)
***Necklace: *HAMIs* ACC_longopennecklace
***Skin: Belleza Ewan v2 group gift Tan (hair)
***Tattoo: HUZ Amnesia for him
***Boots: NC boots007 black
***Hair: Uprising Lucea dreads
***Bag: BP* suitcase

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Runes and rituals

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~silentsparrow~ came out with a new suit to match the Ritual gown. This one has a medieval-ish feel to it, and looks like something that Joan d'Arc would wear to battle. Either that or the Highlander… When I think epic I think Winter Jefferson, so he's joined me for a little style-off. I couldn't beat his pretty, so he's victorious in the bottom photo. "There can be…only…ONE!"

There is a Nomine skin to match this outfit that I will write about with the girl avatar.

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"There can be…only ONE!"

Lord Winter:
***Outfit: ~SS~ Ritual in Ocean
***Skin: Den Dou Ichiro Eyeliner
***Hair: Wasabi Pills Aerandir hair in Diamond
***Boots: Gryphon Boots by Eclipse Development
***Sword: no longer available, by Kaid Gray

Acha:
***Skin: Nomine Fawn WL Torn Male - whipped
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Zane II - dirty blonde
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Estampie - brown velvet
***Suit: ~silentsparrow~ (penny) Ritual Suit
***Swords: Medieval Designs belt with dagger and sword

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bouncing like a tigger

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I spent time yesterday stamping my CSR cards and got a veritable bevy of awesomeness. I wanted to give the DP**yumyum Tiger avatar a little more love, and dressed him up all boyishly -- and damned if I don't look just like a Hobbit. (Mmmm. Hobbits.) [ More information about CSR is here! ]

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***Avatar: DP**yumyum white tiger (CSR 2009 Winter)
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Ryen in dirty blonde
***Scarf: Curious Kitties Drape Scarf - Orange
***Shirt: DP**yumyum simple long T (brown)
***Pants: Shop Sey CargoPants Mocha
***Coat: Niniko CSR Winter Choice coat in brown

Monday, December 21, 2009

Stoqued!

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The very sweet Jenika Connolly sent me this dress to review, the floaty School Daze Winter outfit. It has a babydoll option and a cocktail dress option, and comes with all of those extras that you see -- choker, thigh-highs, gloves, maryjanes! I love the floaty bits descending from the dress, and thought it perfectly matched this group-gift skin from Ugly Duck.

I'm wearing Maitreya's toque today because I've been innundated with toque-propaganda of late. You know the look, boys in skin-tight pants or leggings and a big t-shirt, mid-length hair held back by a toque… It's such a cute idea that I immediately needed this one for SL.

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***Skin: Ugly Duck group gift snow queen, runed
***Hair: Maitreya Jaiden - silver
***Beanie: Maitreya unisex beanie - knit creme
***Outfit (including shoes, gloves, necklace, all!): Freak Boutique School Daze Winter 2-in-1 babydoll dress
***Poses: Niquotine (possibly gone now :/ )
***Shape: by Fader

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oh, Fricka

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It was a chilly winter afternoon, and I spent it tooling around Albero a bit. There are so many interesting shops there that I couldn't really pass up, including !DADA! -- this vivid top with the waist-tie is from that shop, bought on an impulse as I walked past. My inventory is exploding even without any shopping, mostly because of the gorgeous group gifts that abound at this time of year. Fricka Morgath (of Frick skins) is so very generous, and I absolutely love the red eyeshadow and green lashes of this holiday gift makeup. I'm in all the skintones here… I've also got on a new creation from Studio Sidhe, this glove-with-chain set that you're probably going to see on my avatar all season long. Now back to staring at my inventory...

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***Eyes: Endeavor shiny eyes pro L 07
***Hair: Lamb whoop dee doo Twix color
***Tank under half-shirt: Schadenfreude black electro-cute tank
***Leggings: old creamshop group gift, border leggings in brown
***Shoes: DP**yumyum shoes -- flattie obsidian
***Skirt: /artilleri/ tiffany skirt *gray*
***Glovy chainy things: Studio Sidhe Morpheus the endless chains
***Shirt: !DADA! velvet clouds in (agatha) color
***Skins: Frick group gift skins, Holiday Romance in goth, peach, tan and chocolate

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tightly wrapped

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In the middle of a crazy retail-mas, I paused to get a few awesome group gifts during my break today. This one was from Aoharu -- a set of three presents, boots that have been written about with cute legwarmers, a jacket and sweater set in a box, and that scarf. Acha immediately crawled into that jacket and scarf, and then found a pair of pants so tight that I'm not sure how he breathes. Or bends over.

If you haven't been following the Ingenue advent calendar, you should -- I've already gotten a lovely (girl's) sweater, cape, and two hats, and I'm about to go raid the tree for the fifth present!

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***Pierce: FlipSide nose attach 3
***Hand tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ (radio) ellies parasol/star hand tattoos from the stumblebum thingie
***Skin: Den-dou rock -pale- /06 devil1
***Eyes: Den-dou vampire eyes /gold
***Scarf: Aoharu BT Knitscarf G2 Christmas - group gift
***Jacket: Aoharu MerryChristmasGift sweater (drakGreen)
***Boots: J's Laceup Short Boots (black)
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Owen - blonde
***Pants: Meriken Co. Houndstooth pants pink
***Earmuffs: Old group gift item from /artilleri/

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas ball

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When I was a child, my ballet school used to stick me in all the boy roles. I was the bad brother in The Nutcracker, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and the Toymaker in Babes in Toyland. In my stint as a ballet-school token boy, I learned the following: unless you are a bad boy in ballet, you only exist as a prop to the woman. Here, my boy-avvie is very definitely a prop. He's the foil in a female-centric universe, the MacGuffin through which the woman's plot is enacted. Will the beautiful Fade Lei get to the ball? Will she slay the heart of the fair prince? Only time (and the prince's penchant for boys) will tell.

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Fade:
***Skin - Ugly Duck - Bella More Broken (pinched cheeks)
***Hair - Maitreya Alex - Platinum
***Dress - Paper Couture - Romantic Soliloquy
***Boots - [ON] Wo Boots Gomi
***Poses - Del May
Moi:
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Abel - Blonde
***Piercings: FlipSide FF10 piercings, tunnel and hoops ear set
***Outfit: Paper Couture learning suit
***Boots: Hat Mechanic Greaser Boots
***Skin: Den-dou ichiro pale /06 eyeliner clean
***Ring: *ICED* big ass diamond ring
***Poses: Izumiya male poses

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Meow meow meow meow

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Curious Kitties has a little Christmas shop this year, out in the garden. It's got many items of Christmassy adorableness, including the group gift hat-with-hair (above) and the outfit and boots below. I especially like the vivid holiday eyes, so that I can see the world through Christmas-colored lenses. Maybe it'll make retail work during the holidays a little more sensible to me...

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Slurl to the Christmas Kitties shop!
***Oufit: Curious Kitties Winter Cutie + hat with hair, outfit, shoes, legwarmers.
***Eyes: Curious Kitties Red & Green eye set in vibrant
***Skin: Ugly Duck Bella - Broken rouged cheeks - doll lips
And other stuff:
***Boots: Curious Kitties Christmas Nolu Boot - Green - Lower Left
***Hat & hair: Curious Kitties group gift Nyanotech 09-2A Hair - Winter Hat V2

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Grumpy for the holidays

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I went shopping at Niniko-boy to pick up pants and jackets, and then got the notice about Calico Ingmann Creation's new group gift boy hair. It comes with this great scripted Christmas hat! The scarf is also new for the season from Split Pea. I decided that I'd better wear all this Christmas stuff ASAP, because when else will it be relevant?

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***Nails: Miasnow nails lolli green
***Skin: Den-Dou rock pale /01 clean (bald)
***Shoes: Akeyo Lowtops
***Sweater: /artilleri/ tacky christmas sweater from years past - no longer available.
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations group gift lucian hair in dirty blonde w/ scripted hat
***Pants: Ninikoboy check baker pants (green)
***Jacket: Ninikoboy soft riders (brown)
***Shirt: Ninikoboy inner shirts under2
***Scarf: Split Pea Christmas Tree Scarf Lulz
***Poses: Luth male poses

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Steampunk Cygnet

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So I've been in boy-avatar a lot lately, and have discovered something. If I'm in a mall and a guy has a nice coat on, I really shouldn't say "Hi there, nice coat." Because what it sounds like is, "Hey bebe, wanna go do gay things in my skybox?" It's all be an interesting learning experience. Apparently men just never really compliment each other…

In other news, I'm wearing Curio's group gift skin (a friend of mine pointed out that everyone would probably be wearing it today, and I said, ME TOO, it's too pretty not to!), and two colors of the Cygnet dress by Evie's Closet. I wore the Gritty Kitty Able hair a few days ago on my boy avatar, but I think it looks nice on girl-me too.

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***Hair: Gritty Kitty Abel in blond/ash
***Gloves: BeNoir Lena Gloves / ~silentsparrow~ coronis gloves in sepia
***Goggles: Hat Mechanic MotorHead Goggles
***Boots: Katat0nik Ghostfire boots in gray/black and brown/black
***Tattoo: Bleeding Ink Tattoos :/ sadly no longer on the grid
***Skin: Curio Moonbeam / Bean Elf Happy Holidays
***Outfit: Evie's Closet Cygnet in black / white