Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lazy kitty seeks sunbeam

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My husband and daughter went to a funeral this weekend. They left me all alone in my house, and I thought to myself: I'll get so much done! But as Hethr pointed out, you always think so, but it's always too quiet to work. She's so right, I've done a few little tasks but nothing big, and I was so stir-crazy yesterday that I actually got on SL voice!

Voice is interesting. I chatted with Hethr for a while, and it's so cute to hear her talk. Apparently she's the type that can multitask on voice, whereas I feel like I've got to pay full attention to the conversation. Perhaps I'll get better in time...I dragged myself out of the damned house today, and I'm about to go to dinner with pals, so perhaps this will jumpstart my brain.

In honor of being a totally useless person I'll do a lazy version of credits. My sweater is a group gift for Trey Dope from DP Serenity, and my skirt, armwarmers and legwarmers are from the lucky bag at DP Yumyum. (Are these two businesses somehow related? I've always wondered.) Cheers to the quiet! I've just gotten used to it, and my family returns tomorrow. ♥

Friday, January 16, 2009

Shades of brown

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This morning I was overjoyed to see a cute new jacket in my in-box. It's from TheCloset, and it comes in three kinds of fur! Bambi63 has been playing a lot with sculpties, and she really is excellent at fitting the sculpty to the fabric. This coat is closed by a neat little bone hook. (Uma looks adorable in the Rabbit one.) Beneath it, I'm wearing a beautifully textured dress by MichaMi. I'm certain that everyone has it already -- as well they should. I dig the wrinkled details and interesting asymmetrical skirt!

Also new is the skin. Rezzables is putting together a collaboration with a Swedish design shop, and this lush skin (with very pouty lips) is the result. I like the depth of the eyes and the sheen of the lips, and the other skins are quite nice too. This is part of the gothier "Mary Mayhem" line.

...Whoa, just learned that the American painter Andrew Wyeth is dead. Perhaps I'll stop by The Quiet and think about him today.

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***Jewelry: Zaara head jewel and anklet from the Suvarna set in white
***Shoes: *katat0nik* bubbly mary janes in brown
***Gloves: Schadenfreude Sepia Revenant Gloves
***Jacket: TheCloset Cropped Fur Jacket in Lynx
***Hair: Find Ash Fairy Wave in Gloomy Brown
***Skin: NMA - Mary Mayhem 02 (Rezzables)
***Dress: MichaMi Ida in brown

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Birdie numnum

*puts on pants*

I am wearing a bevy of cute new things! Above is a ... cheeky skirt from Dark Eden. It comes with a thong (not glitch pants), and as soon as I'm done writing I think I'm going to put something on under this. *g* I love the texture on the skirt, and the double belt. I've tried to nerd it up with this soft sweater from DP**yumyum, found in the lucky bag at the main store (those are all so worth the price!).

Two other new items are Possum, the cute birdy on my shoulder from ~silentsparrow~, and these boots from Royal Blue. I've always dug Marni's shoes, and I love the oversized cuffs on these! The buckles are also quite keen and put me in mind of The Three Musketeers, for some reason. (Someone ought to do a Musketeer cosplay in these boots. Hmmmm...) Possum is a brand new kind of thing from ~silentsparrow~! It has a script to change its expression, and my favorite is the "dead" one, with little anime X_Xes over the eyes.

Off to put on some pants. ♥

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***Socks: (Shiny Things) Knit Knee socks in chocolate
***Hair: **DP**yumyum barberyumyum 09 sesame
***Shoes: Royal Blue (RB) Heavy Metal in brown and gold
***Sweater: **DP**yumyum romantic sweater/navy from their lucky bag
***Skirt: Dark Eden Ruin Skirt in black
***Shoulder snuggly: ~silentsparrow~ possum (anise) with expression changing script :3
***Skin: Den-Dou ODEN 02 Skin N v1

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Writer for sale

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On the sim of ~silentsparrow~ there are little rows of shops. One row is above the main shop, hovering in a cliff-like manner over the store bellow. And the other row is beyond the lucky chair room, winding through a whimsical valley toward the train tracks.

This is where I have my new shop, Bitter Ink! What the heck am I selling? ME! ...To explain... I've been unofficially writing fashion show script and advertising copy for a few friends, but I've finally decided to see if other people find this skill useful. I love doing this sort of thing, and I hear that designers very often find themselves stumped when they have to write about their own works. Now, it's for sale, for a very reasonable price...

Back to fashion, I got a notice today that **DP**yumyum has additions out to its winter line. I adore this store, so I hopped right over and snagged a number of things, including this cardigan...jacket...cropped pants that come in a longer length too. The cute sculpted scarf is from Thimbles. Have excellent Wednesdays while I attempt to tackle my Statistics class...

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***Leggings: **DP**yumyum leggings/purple
***Hair: **DP**yumyumbarberyumyum 11/Chocolate
***Jeans: **DP**yumyum jeans:03
***Jacket: **DP**yumyum tweed jacket: beige
***Cardigan: **DP**yumyum sweat cardigan: red
***Pierce: *No Mercy* Lip Piercing
***Scarf: Thimbles - Say Yes - Scarf - Red & Grey Stripes
***Shoes: Tekilah Elytis's Phlat Ballet Flats (Dotty/Black Trim) color changing script
***Undershirt: ~silentsparrow~ from the nemu suit set
***Ears: Atomic Kitty Feline LH Basic Set Brown
***Skin: Minajunk live01 underline

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yes, that's yarn in the background

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This morning I wandered far o'er hill and dale and decided to stop in at Stitch by Stitch. I have a pair of pants from TOSL that I've been trying to work into an outfit, and I thought that perhaps a jacket from Stitch by Stitch would do. I found a suitable sweater, but got distracted by the Penelope outfit. It has doilies over the boobs and on the pockets, and I found these charming . My inner neko quite liked the texture of the jacket and the buckle details.

I'm also wearing hair from Hayate's Hair Lab (H2L). Nothing new, sadly, but I hadn't been there in a long time and suddenly remembered how much I love the soft shiny bishieness of these locks. I picked up several boy styles that are really unisex, and I'm sure I'll be wearing them out. IRL, I am finally ABD. :D My prospectus passed the final revision, and now I can finally start my dissertation work. \o/

***Pierces: FlipSide F7 Multi lip rings & spikes
***Necklace: Lassitude & Ennui Isolde - Black & moonstone
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Reckless - women's boots
***Socks: (Shiny Things) knit knee socks charcoal
***Skin: *katat0nik* (orange) snow bunny skin
***Tattoo: *Alices Garden* tattoo - macy
***Kitty bits: Atomic Kitty feline brown
***Hair: Hayate's Hair Lab -=H2L=- Mio Umberblack
***Outfit: Stitch by Stitch Penelope
***Poses: Lotta

Monday, January 12, 2009

Eat my roots?

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Sunshine pointed out to me in my earlier post that I mistakenly called a skin "gothy" when it was actually quite dark and not pale at all. Of course, I had to goth out as much as possible for this post, just to see if I could. I think the pièce de résistance is Fade Dana's carrot shooter, below (and in stowed-away backpack form above). No goth should be without one, really.

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***Pierce: FlipSide FF10 piercings pt2
***Boots: Draconic Kiss Assault Boots
***Skirt: Curious Kitties Mizutama Double Lace Up Skirt - Gray
***Top and bracelets: Curious Kitties Saikya top, gray obi bracelets
***Pants, gloves: SLink Catsuit
***Skin: Fleur Allure China Coeur 1
***Hat, goggles: Fade Dana Medusa Goggles and hat
***Carrot shooter: Fade Dana Vegetables of mass destruction
***Scarf: Muism crinkle scarf

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Digit Darkes skins

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Sasy from Digit Darkes was kind enough to show me a range of gothy skins she's produced recently. These are some of the unDress W9 Powder skins in the Addicted pack. They've got natural-looking lips in a variety of stains, dramatic eyes with a softly smeared look to the lashes, and the paleness that every goth girl desires. The makeups are quite fun, and to show them off I put on my best mish-mash of ~silentsparrow~ items in finely textured grays. I'm still working on how I portray things in photos, so this is what the skin looks like at noon with no face lighting (thanks to Gogo for that tip). Click the photo for something larger on Flickr.

Ahh, I have a case of the nerves! I teach tomorrow, first class of the semester!

Edit: SunShine pointed out that these skins aren't very gothy -- she's right, Sasy didn't mention that they were gothic, I simply thought they were. My fault! They're neat makeups regardless.

***Skins: Digit Darkes -unDress-W9-Powder Skin Addicted Pack
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood cuffs and earrings, Black Hearts: Screwed necklace
***Corset, gloves: ~silentsparrow~ (ashes) how we quit the forest
***Undershirt: ~silentsparrow~ (lime) nemu suit undershirt
***Pants: ~silentsparrow~ (dove) ryou suit pants
***Eyes: Den-Dou eyes in grey
***Hair: Kin-Lana-White

Oops, where did my tail go?

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While I was looking for lucky bags, I walked around the Isle of Tranquility for a bit. Shop Sey sucked me in with these supercute distressed jeans. They've got a fur belt and cuffs that come with options for with or without a buckled strap around 'em. I also bought the skull-print knit socks at Shop Sey. They come in a pack of several colors, and suit the pants perfectly. Warm AND macabre, what more could one ask from socks?

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***Eyes: Treasured Visions Copy/Large/Brown flecks
***Pierce: FlipSide FF10 Piercings pt1
***Necklace: Violet Voltaire Black Hearts: Wicked
***Boots: (Shiny Things) Ruffled Boots - Coffee
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Whispers of Night Deathly F Ebon Twilight Stalker
***Shirt: PixelDolls Matilin Dress: Brown
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Trinity
***Ears: Atomic Kitty Feline LJ Basic Set Brown
***Hair: Find Ash Lucky Bag Fairy Wave (Gloomy Brown)
***Pants: Shop Sey :sey Carving leather pants*brown
***Socks: Shop Sey :sey snow skull socks cocoa
***Poses: Mostly Lotta