Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jackal Ennui

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Tribute (an idea from Winter and Elusyve).

When I was a callow SL youth, I drifted around Caledon looking for Something, but I Wasn't Sure What. I stumbled upon Jackal Ennui one day at a concert given by Autopilotpatty Poppy. "Oh hey. I like your shoes," I said to her. I had on a pair of her finely made Victorian demiboots, not that you could see 'em under my huge prim dress. Jackal was dressed in a sleek black suit from ~silentsparrow~, the bonegarden. It was one of her favorites, and she wore it almost all the time back then.

"Oh, you like my shoes?" Jackal passed me a pair of something she was working on, a little pair of sculptie flats (the Chloe flats, still an elegant shoe). That was so nice of her that I shyly friended her. I was tremendously chuffed when she friended me back.

I told her about my small blog, which I envisioned as a travelogue that somehow involved fashion. I also told her that I lacked purpose in SL -- unlike Jackal, I had no job! She said dryly that jobs in SL were overrated...

Then, Jackal took me traveling. She took me to Luth to get a proper AO (because she said that default Linden stands hurt her eyes), and I did -- my first, the Luth Coy AO. "We'll be AO twins," she laughed. Then, she took me to PixelDolls, one of her favorite clothing stores. Then, to Miriel's to get proper eyes. Jackal almost always wore Miriel eyes and hair, and when I think of her, it's like the picture above, with pale, pale skin from Fleur (back when it was Tete a Pied), a tidy Miriel's updo, and something saucy from PixelDolls. On her feet, of course, were Lassitude and Ennui shoes. "Who is Lassitude?" I asked her.

"That's a secret..." she said.

I remember those days well -- inviting her to my 234 prim plot of land in Caledon and photographing her on a mushroom. SL was brand new and so was my laptop, shiny and full of wonder. Every freebie was a treasure, and Jackal was my traveling companion... We explored many a Japanese sim together. I remember one epic walk through Lico Lico at Halloween. She laughed at the number of orange freebies I picked up... then made me a pair of Estampie shoes in orange to match them all.

...Then, World of Warcraft ate her, and she popped into SL less and less often... At this point, I haven't chatted with her in a year, perhaps! It's rare that one can find a friend that immediately clicks, and I'd found it with her. I missed her a whole lot right at first, but as is the nature of the virtual world, everyone moves on. But thank you for being a great playmate, Jackal, and encouraging me to find my way. I'll always remember that!

Nicole Elegance Hat!

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Morrigan Hyun made my inner cabaret loli happy this week with her newly released Nicole Elegance Hat. It's got a shape straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany's, a neat cocktail hat with a spray of gauze setting off the top of one's chignon. I'm wearing it with a lucky chair dress from katat0nik, but because hottiepants blogger Ashia Tomsen already wrote about it over here, I mixed the dress up with other elements. I'm wearing it with the shirt and prim sleeves from kat's Striped Dollie dress in green and white... Oops, guests here! See you later!

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***Hat: Nicole Elegance Hat cocktail hat in rose
***Jacket, prim skirt: *katat0nik* (black/dk pink) Valentine's starfall dress, store lucky chair item
***Shoooz: *katat0nik* cutie land gift shoes
***Socks: *katat0nik green/black stripe socks
***Shirt and prim sleeves: from *katat0nik* (green/white) striped dollie dress
***Gloves: *katat0nik* (green) long carousel gloves from the dress set
***Skin: *katat0nik* Snow Bunny skin in green
***Hair: BettiePage BP* micky dango hair
***Pierce: FlipSide Kitteh Bell mouth piercing set F11

Revisit to an empty hall...

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I know that when I wear my boy avatar he invariably looks rather gay. Not in a bad way, of course, but for the purposes of showing how manly men wear ~silentsparrow~ clothing, I invited over guest-hottie Sanpierre Juran. We're both wearing the new Moonchild suits; mine is copper and his is blood. I'm also sporting the short version of the coat to let you peek at my boyish abs (I'm wearing the girl prims with the shorter prim tails), and San's got on the longer version, boy prims.

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Skirt is from ~silentsparrow's~ Beloved Lolita in pumpkin

Something very new about this suit is the buckle-closure to the jacket and the long trail of flames down the tails. I quite love these embellishments. The tails are especially cool -- they echo the tattered varilength line of the Wrath suit, but honed a little for an elegantly wasted look (damnit, now I have INXS in my head, and you can stare at the tails here). I always think that hya's tails hint at a nice bum beneath, even though they cover it up. Magic, eh? Girl Ach would like to point out that the suit mixes really well with the Beloved Lolita skirts.

I'm trying to get my brain in gear to write papers, but I still can't. It's a bad case of senioritis, times thirty! Here's a picture of boy bunny Ach fishing (my favorite procrastination), for bunny week:

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***Shoes: Lassitude and Ennui Laudanum in black
***Skin: TheAbyss Scorpio
***Hair: Tukinowaguma
***Suit: ~silentsparrow~ moonchild suit in blood, men's prims. Gloves are from the nyx suit.
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***Boots: Zero Number AM_Long_Bb Boots black
***Skin: Den-Dou Boys Kabuki / Ichiro
***Hair: Kin-Momo-Red
***Horns: Hybrid Sylvan Dryad horns
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ moonchild suit in copper, women's prims

Friday, January 23, 2009

Who do? You do.

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There's a Dr. Who marathon today on Sci Fi. We're watching season two with Tennant as the doctor and Billie Piper as companion. I do love David Tennant and I'm a bit skeptical about Matt Smith who'll be stepping in shortly... I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but he comes across as a bit of a dimwit in this interview (although I'll give him cute). I love romance takes second place to saving the world over and over again, and I also love how creative the plots get -- there are some recycled ideas, but they're always mitigated by wit (Oh sweet lord, I'm a walking doodle).

ANYWAY. *cough* I scored the azure fishing vest from the ~silentsparrow~ ice fishing spot, and here it is along with the new legwarmers from Otaku Designs. I've got the legwarmers on in orange, too, with a few things I picked up from Minkshop. (I am thieving Ellantha's look in the orange outfit! She's always wearing cute things from small Japanese boutiques.)

Back to the Who. Ooh, werewolf kung-fu monks!

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Orange outfit:
***Legwarmers: Otaku Designs Orange cupcake legwarmers
***Shoes: *katat0nik* bubbly mary janes orange
***Hair: Kin-Candi-Orange
***Skirt: Minkshop orange sugarcake lucky chair skirt (from a while ago, sadly this color isn't in the shop any mo')
***Sweater: Minkshop knit camel kalmia labo
***Avatar bits: DP**yumyum Winter CSR bunneh

Blue outfit:
***Armband: Bliensen + MaiTai industrial revolution armband
***Necklace: Handmaidens Shiva Choker
***Socks: (Shiny Things) Plaid Socks in soft gray
***Vest: ~silentsparrow~ (azure) fishie vest
***Shirt and pants: ~silentsparrow~ pointe du lac (iris)
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Delilah - Midnight
***Legwarmers: Otaku Designs blue cupcake legwarmers
***Shoes: *katat0nik* bubbly mary janes blue
***Avatar bits: DP**yumyum Winter CSR bunneh
***Horns: Illusions Odocoleinae

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wiggily bunny

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I categorically deny all knowledge of a bunny invasion. Right, Nissa? Okay, I might have some knowledge of it, and it might be Esme Michigan's fault. In honor of the instigator of Bunny Blogger Week a certain event which may or may not be happening, I am wearing Uncle Wiggily, hair, shirt and skirt. Nissa inspired me to branch out with my bunneh hair, so I decided to try the Dorothy braids. They really suit the avatar nicely! I really, really like the partridge design of the shirt. Esme's got some vastly creative t-shirts in her shop, and I might have to start a small collection.

(As an aside, Plurk spawns some interesting things.)

I'm also wearing an early Valentine's gift from Ztique, free cute pumps and a necklace with a heart theme. The skirt is a group gift from Uncle Wiggily -- so this outfit is cost conscious as well as bunnyriffic slightly furry. *cough* Nothing to see here!

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***Socks: Corduroy aenea's dotty leggings
***Avatar: DP**yumyum Winter CSR bunneh av
***Hair: Uncle Wiggily Wigg 01 / Dorothy Hair / red
***Shirt: Uncle Wiggily Red Quail Sweater
***Skirt: Uncle Wiggily Wildflower skirt group gift
***Shoes and necklace: ~Ztique~ valentine gift box Stephie's shoes and necklace

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dark duck

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Ahhh, the beautiful and pink Gogolita posted about *katat0nik's* new Duckshoot dress earlier today (find her post here), so in the spirit of mixing up new releases, I thought I'd put on two of katat0nik's dresses. The darker bits are from kat's Very Cherry dress in orange -- she's another designer that makes things in color sets that all blend, so it's very easy to make new outfits out of any of her pieces. Duckshoot is characterized by katat0nik's awesome fabric design. I kind of want a copy of her blasted duck decoy IRL -- to put on my office door. Gogo shows the outfit with all of the bits, including the adorable little hat!

Not shown by either of us: The mustache. :D But I'll be sure to wear it someday.

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***Skirt, shirt, shorts: *katat0nik* Duck Shoot Dress in orange
***Boots: *katat0nik* Mortido boots in black/lt orange
***Collar, sleeves, gloves, shrug, stockings: *katat0nik* very cherry set in orange
***Bracelets: *katat0nik* Achariya Cuffs
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Tattoo - the tragix
***Ears: Atomic Kitty Black Wolf Ears
***Hair: Kin-Minako-Orange (headband)
***Skin: Boneflower Designs Deathly F (Ebon Dusk Stalker)
***Lip ring: FlipSide Kitteh Bell Mouth Piercing F11

You gain 2XP!

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I love fishing, and now that hyasynth's updated her fishing spot at ~silentsparrow~ with a few new, cute items, I'm going to be putting in a lot more time again (I'm only 6th level!). I love fishing not simply because of the avaricious element of it (mmmm, stuff), but because it provides good company. Whenever I fish I'm surrounded by nice people in a meditative silence as we cast and reel and sort inventory, and every now and again I pan around to see what people are wearing.

Yesterday, I caught a glimpse of a pretty fairy wearing neat stockings and shoes. The stockings were from Reasonable Desires -- I hadn't been to the shop before, but they mixed so well with the ~silentsparrow~ limited edition Verde Noir dress that I had to have 'em. I bought orange to match my Soleil Noir, and liked the hat and bustle too.

Then, 713 Ayers (of WEBER) passed me her new corset and shorts with a steampunk design. The browns and oranges are very steampunk together! (Steampunk cabaret?) I'm wearing them with gloves and a gorgeous cog fan from Steamstress, and shoes to match the tights from Ztique. The skin is something that the lovely (and orange-loving) Elusyve told me about -- free orange makeups from Lessthan3.

Now back to fishing!

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***Corset, shorts: WEBER Steampunk Sweetheart Corset and shorts
***Armband: WEBER Axis Mundi rusty armband
***Gloves: Steamstress January Gloves (store freebie)
***Fan: Steamstress Fan 5 Cogs
***Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai Industrial Revolution Jewelry set
***Shoes: Ztique Burlesque Tangerine
***Leggings, hat, bustle skirt: Reasonable Desires Tangerine Burlesque
***Hair: BP* CSR 2008 Summer Chignon (no longer around, but similar styles are in the shop)
***Skin: lessthan3 store freebie - sugar - godiva pale

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Once more, with feeling

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Earlier today, I totally posted a Blue Blood outfit in its entirety -- the Kitten one, photo here. Then I realized that AnaLu posted about the outfit too, and she's so perfect at portraying new releases that I decided I didn't wanna follow THAT :D. Instead, I decided to show y'all a remix, two Blue Blood outfits thrown together -- the Kitten and the Madeleine. Just so you know, each outfit has tons of pieces, and the Kitten one even comes with shoes! See AnaLu's post for all the parts to each, and marvel at the pretty prims. Ghanima's been working hard to make her prims unique, and it shows.

Ghanima was nice enough to match her blacks, though, meaning that outfits can be neatly tossed together. I'm wearing it with one of her skins, the striking-looking Cheshire skin -- I always get nice comments about it when I wear it around the virtual world. I've also got on hair that isn't overpowered by the outfit, Crimson and Clover's Azaria in Black Purple. RIGHT. Now I feel better about life!

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***Boots: Lazy Places Hya cloven boots in cloud
***Scarf: Muism Crinkle Scarf in blue
***Hair: Crimson + Clover Azaria - Black Purple
***Horns: Illusions Cerwn Horns
***Skin: Blue Blood Cheshire Skin
***Skirt and socks: from Blue Blood kitten outfit
***Shirt, glitch pants and sleeves: from Blue Blood Madeleine outfit
***Hair bow: from a Hal-hina outfit that I'll write about tomorrow.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Boots and pandas at the same time!

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Devil Panda said: buuuuy the boooooots. Angel Panda said: Well, at least they're for a good cause. *cough* So I bought the boots, and you can read more about them over here at Malicious Style.

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***Shoes: Lazy Places WoolyBully heart of love Shir edition
***Shoulder buddies: Pink Fuel [PF] Angel + Devil Pandas
***Necklace: Skanks R Us Choked Heart Choker (red)
***Socks: Rebel -X- snowflake sheer socks (store freebie)
***Overall dress: Honey Kitty (strawberry) chocolat honey
***Hair: BettiePage BP* amikomi chignon hair / ash
***Flower: /artilleri/ rose hair flower red
***Skin: Curio Pearl-Rosette
***Sweater: ~silentsparrow~ *snug* cardigan in blood

*snugs* and Stripes

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I'm sure that Allegory and hyasynth didn't plan their new releases to be worn together -- or did they? ~silentsparrow's~ cute patchy *snug* sweater (with six different patches, three of which are shown below) goes really well with the color-on-white of the new Schadenfreude striped pants. Check the various shops for the bevy of colors!

The hair. Fally wore it for an installation of People at Work, and I recieved a number of questions about where to find it. Fally told me the other day that it's BishWear's Lyric hair. I went and got it, and then learned how to turn off glow -- there are facelights embedded in the hair. I think the hair looks awesome on Fally, it really suits her big doe eyes! I like the fluff myself.

My family is back from their trip, which means that my house is full of sound again! I am also full of distraction, so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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***Sweater: ~silentsparrow~ *snug* cardigan in dusk
***Pants: Schadenfreude Sailor Striped Pants
***Shirt: ~silentsparrow~ jangling jack in dusk
***Lip ring: FlipSide F7 Multi lip rings & spikes
***Boots: First Flower Valerian Girls Midnight Blue
***Ears: Atomic Kitty Kitsune White
***Hair: BishWear Lyric in black
***Skin: Curio Nightshade Pearl

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The floating world...

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Sometimes the precarious nature of our virtual world puts me in mind of Shakespeare: ...that you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear; and this weak and idle theme no more yielding but a dream... It's funny to reach out into the ether and touch nothing. It reminds me that living in Second Life is like living on a soap bubble.

Of course, there's always Plurk, and Flickr, and the various fashion feeds, and LiveJournal, and if you are a bunny junkie like I am, there's the ♥ CSR flickr group.

What are you guys doing to wile away the hours?

Bunny in bunny suit

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Busy morning was busy (I was writing about furniture!), but I wanted to show people this bloody adorable hair from House of Munster. It came out a few days ago, and it satisfies all of my urges for long ponytails and shaggy bangs. It's interesting how some creators in SL sneak into my brain and fill a need that I didn't know was there...

Bunny is also wearing a mini-dress from ~momo~ with a BUNNY on it (this dress has a skirt prim, but I thought it was cute as a little jump suit too). How self-referential is that?!

***Hair: House of Munster Twizzy in greys
***Socks: Honey Kitty gray-pink rose dot overknee socks
***Outfit: ~momo~ bunny mini dress brownie
***Shoes: katat0nik bubby mary janes in brown
***Avatar: DP**yumyum CSR bunneh