Saturday, April 18, 2009

Taylor-made

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Evie's Closet prim skirts move so well. The skirts flow with weight around your legs so that it's a pleasure to wear the long ones -- especially if your AO makes you wriggle and spin. I caught a retro vibe from the line of the top, which put me in mind of a young Elizabeth Taylor, so I added Ingenue skin and hair for a slightly different spin on this ethereal gown.

My avatar is walking in the water of Whimsy Winx's grotto at Oubliette, adorned with jewelry from Balderdash and a pair of pretty fairy anklets from Studio Sidhe -- you can see these more closely over here. Balderdash is one of my favorite sims to photograph in, and the lovely jewelry, clothing and architectural pieces only add to the ambiance.

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***Setting: Whimsy Winx's Timeless Waterfall Grotto
***Lip pierce: Ellabella Pretty Pearls upon your lip
***Jewelry set: Balderdash Patience choker, bracelet and earrings
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Saturday flats in black
***Skin: Ingenue Retrodoll (another fundraiser skin)
***Hair: Ingenue Marilyn in natural black
***Flowers in the hair: Evie's Closet Ophelia hair flowers
***Dress: Evie's Closet Ophelia Gown in Licorice
***Tattoo: katat0nik very cherry tattoo

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ah, Spring

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I had the strangest feeling of loneliness tonight, right up until I poked around plurk and found people dancing, exploding buildings, and generally kicking up a ruckus. Sometimes the solitude is just what I desire, and sometimes I want to get out and do my single-girl shimmy in the middle of some couple danceballs. It's funny, but I've had this on my mind of late.

Most of the lovely people that I know in SL have SLrelationships; I don't, because (a) RL husband would slay me and (2) I go to SL for other reasons. Still, the couples that are happy together make me sit back in my RL chair and ponder that maybe filling that 'partner' box would be a good thing. ...And then I remember (a). But anyway, to the happy dippy SL couples out there who make me go AW, thanks. It's nice to remember that love happens in this virtual space. (Heh, of course, Newsweek just came out with an article about SLove...)

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I wonder if the ORLY owl would partner with me?


***Shirt: Izumiya Black Tunic one piece
***Pants: Izumiya C.C. Pants (black)
***Shoes: From Izumiya Fashion Set 19
***Skin: Den-Dou Gothly skin
***Bag: Izumiya freebie Vanity Bag in black
***Hair: CriCri gHatFree
***Piercings: Deviant Kitties Antic Set

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Surf Couture skins

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Surf Couture skin, Photo Booth in Zinc Oxide tone


Surf Couture has come out with a new, lovely dress -- and new skins as well. I'm wearing a selection of these beach-ready skins, complete with cute imperfections, like the sun-splotches on the cheeks. The retro prettiness is perfect for a jaunt around the /artilleri/ beach.

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Surf Couture skin, Ferris Wheel in Italian Ice tone


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***Skin: Surf Couture Sun Care Zinc Oxide in Photo Booth and Italian Ice
***Nails and toes: Schadenfreude copper glitter manicure/pedicure
***Jewelry: Little Boy Blue Achariya earrings and bracelet in copper
***Sandals: Swallowtail coral flat sandals
***Dress: Surf Couture Cabana Dress in Tan/Cranberry
***Hair: Tiny Bird Bella - Chestnut. Not yet out; poke Autumn Hykova for more info.

Not me: Charlemagne Allen

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Charlemagne Allen


THE WIND tapped like a tired man,
And like a host, “Come in,”
I boldly answered; entered then
My residence within

No bone had he to bind him,
His speech was like the push
Of numerous humming-birds at once

He visited, still flitting;
Then, like a timid man,
Again he tapped—’t was flurriedly—
And I became alone.

-- Emily Dickenson, XXX

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***Dress: Avid Damphere
***Hair: Eva II
***Shoes: Spring Stilletto
***Necklace: Yak and Yeti (discontinued, I think)
***Lashes: Katat0nik
***Skin: Nomine Ultralight Vamp Red

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pose review: Joy poses by Lazy Places

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Today's pose pictures are of the new Joy poses from Lazy Places. They're playful and energetic and perfect for goofing about with pals -- something that, um, I should be reminded to do occasionally in Second Life. The outfit that I'm wearing is the result of sorting inventory in the Utsuku City camp chairs this morning. Shockingly (or not), my avatar ended up looking a hella lot like I do IRL, with the exception of the red pumps. I'd be wearing pink converse instead, and a slightly more plain hat.

In the top photo, if you squint, you can see that I'm wearing a neat new necklace from Kunstkammer. It has a cephalopod on it, staring cutely out from the pendant. It's being eaten by the patterned shirt from Kurotsubaki -- totally Spring and garden-wear, which I felt encouraged to buy after reading Elusyve's post over here (she's so pretteh!).

Hah, I realized how vastly different this nerdly post is from the sultriness of my last one. Poor readers, having to bend to my whims. At least I'm consistently all over the place?

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***Glasses: /artilleri/ nora glasses *teal*
***Hair: Zero Style Yui Chestnut
***Skin: BettiePage Dec Skin 03-a
***Pants: DP**yumyum drop Capri Pants in white smoke
***Shrug: Honey Kitty (mint) knit shrug
***Shirt: Kurotsubaki OCS tulip
***Hat: marlys the sewing circle hat
***Shoes: Lotta Dorothy shoes in red
***Necklace: Kunstkammer Octoneck
***Nose pierce: Deviant Kitties Antic Set
***Poses: Joy poses by Lazy Places

I'll tell thee a tale...

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Within a short time Scheherazade was conducted by her father to the palace, and was admitted to the presence of the sultan. They were no sooner alone than the sultan ordered her to take off her veil. He was charmed with her beauty; but perceiving her tears, he demanded the cause of them.

Instead of returning any answer, Scheherazade addressed these words to the sultan: "Will your majesty permit me to indulge in a story?"


-- The Arabian Knights

There's something about putting on silks that instantly creates a fantasy. Ellantha and I hit the Solange 50% off sale yesterday, and after that we romped about in our new garb. The Sultan set for boys comes complete with shoes and a turban and a cloak (not shown), and Ellantha's pretty wisp of nothing enhances her skin and prim footed sandals. The sale is definitely worth a visit, even for first-time silk buyers like myself (and I know what I'm wearing for Halloween this year).

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On Ellantha:
***Shoes: SLink Eve Summer Sandals Original Brown
***Outfit: *Solange / The Silk Raven* Devotion Silk - LAVENDER
***Hair: Exile Rayne honey
***Eyes: Tokeo Plastik [T.P]-JadedCollection-RT-Jerusalem-Moss
***Skin: Curio :GP: Petal FREX [Light] Breeze-Liquid Sky 1
On boi Acha:
***Skin: TheAbyss Scorpio Dystopia
***Tattoos: Canimal henna Pack, Zaara Arabic Henna *eid gift*
***Outfit: Solange / The Silk Raven Sultan Complete Set

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Not me: Noam Sprocket

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Noam Sprocket of Gritty Kitty


Perfect hair, to the second power of forever
Ask him do he need it? Hells yeah, now or never
On a mission with friends of fair weather
Sooner the better, off to Mt. Tuna, wear your leather prepared sweater

And watch out for Catman my brothers
He keep his strand slicked back like Scatman Caruthers
A balding boy, sound like Janeane Garofalo
Fiend for a sloppy fro, who seen the evil Coiffio?


-- Perfect Hair by Danger Doom

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Noam is wearing:
***Skin: Den Dou boys- Saburo
***Hair: Gritty Kitty- Lenin Ash
***Feathers: Fashionably Dead (but located at LAMB in tableau) Hair Stuff (Kill The White Swan)
***Scarf: ::Sey- Checked Afgan stole check
***Ears: By Wynx Whiplash, retextured and modded.
***Bracelette: Kari- Audiowire bracelette
***Inhaler: Inhaler from Asthma HUD by Fade.
***Shirt: Nylon Outfitters- Crazy Flower Face V-Neck
***Undershirt: PIG- thermal Dark grey
***Belt: Gritty Kitty- Star studded belt
***Pants: Anuenue- Mouton half pants
***Socks: Pig - Socks Mit Suspenders Purple
***Boots: Sinistyle- Combat boots

Achariya, the shiny version

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Yesterday, instead of Surprise Buttsecks, I was poked by Tomo of Little Boy Blue and given some Surprise Jewelry. The surprise is that he's picking members of the Little Boy Blue group for inspiration (there might also be a Yuki eyepatch based on Yukio Ida), and this set of jewelry is named Achariya.

I quite adore that it's mandala-shaped. My name is Sanskrit in origin (and it's actually my real first name), so the resonance with Indian tradition is lovely. Um, thanks, Tomo! In honor of this, I'm totally making a one prim box and naming it after you! I might even texture it! 8D

The rest of my outfit combines a white tailsuit from Black Canary with bloomers from Sn@tch and hair from Historic Heroines (the pretty new Miss Derbyfield locks). Photo backdrops are in MiaSnow's rebuilt Hwang. I think I look like Mourna. :D Have lovely days, everyone! I'm going to go off and mutter my precious over my orange-toned necklace, nao.

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Bonus pretty picture! hyasynth in glasses and a boa.

***Jewelry: Little Boy Blue Achariya earrings and necklace in silver
***Outfit: The Black Canary Lord Lucian
***Bindi: Zaara freebie bindi in orange
***Boots: First Flower Hollychock Subdued Quite White
***Socks: Reasonable Desires Tintable White cancan stockings
***Vest: Kyoot Army Wilted Wednesday Vest
***Skin: Curio Pearl-Perse-Frex
***Pants: Sn@tch No you didn't make bloomers in white-long
***Hair: Historic Heroines Miss Derbyfield - Coal

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bunny in a choli

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~Maleeka~ designs sent me a lovely choli to review. I put it on, stared at myself, and realized that I needed more ... bunny. Bunny rocks this outfit, however. I like the saucy cut of the shirt and the flow of the prim skirt, and how it accents bunny's fur.

I went to the sim of Black Taj to photograph, following a lead from the gorgeous Strawberry's flickr stream. Black Taj is quite a build, and it's connected by a bridge to White Taj. There are couple walk poseballs because the Taj Mahal is all about romance. Bunny didn't mind being alone, however, despite the bobble-headed stares from the couples walking by. What, never seen a bunny in a choli before?

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***Bunny Av: DP**yumyum Story of a Bunny
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Mania - Copper
***Outfit: ~Maleeka~ Devi Lehenga choli (dark night)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

When the bunny comes around

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Happy Easter :D

Whenever I think of easter, I think of Johnny Cash's apocalyptic song, When the man comes around. Perhaps I think of it because this is such a time of rebirth in general (hi, Spring!) when we put on our bunny suits and engage in the old rituals of rutting, and Christians make nods to the old ways by ... hiding eggs? For some reason Christianity all makes sense to me when I listen to Johnny Cash...

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder.
One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see."
And I saw. And behold, a white horse...

The hairs on your arm will stand up.
At the terror in each sip and in each sup.
For you partake of that last offered cup,
Or disappear into the potter's ground.
When the man comes around.


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***Hat: Hatpins Lady Minerva in Plums
***Boots: (Shiny Things) Ving boots in black
***Corset: from *katat0nik* Le Cupcake dress in purple/black
***Bag: *kurotsubaki* witch hood set ringo basket
***Little skirt: from Curious Kitties Sfocato Jacket in orange
***Bunny Av: DP**yumyum Story of a Bunny
***Poses: Luth Handbag AO
***Hair: Black Maria Ruby Black
***Jacket: Sn@tch Flash Jacket
***Pants: Sn@tch Toxic Shock Jeans stripe-purple

Purple and orange and Mourna and me

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Happy Easter! Yesterday I poked at Mourna and said, wouldn't it be fun to do a monochromatic-ish dressup in contrasting colors? We picked orange and purple. Mourna looks like an adorable little purple pixie, and I kind of...um. I think I'm a wolf demon. It's fun to see where searching for a color-term takes you! Thanks to Mourna for playing dressup with me. ♥

I threw my husband a party yesterday, and I'm actually typing from a countertop full of leftover alcohol. Maker's Mark, tequila, Jameson's, wine, and half a tub of beer bottles. I suspect we're going to have a very interesting Easter...

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On Mourna:
***skin ~ Aether Female - Bruise ~ Nomine
***hair ~ Mini KatKoTa Hair Style - Black - ~ ^;^CaTwA^;^
***eyes ~ pc eyes by LL - cat - lavender sky (l) ~ Poetic Colors
***lashes ~ Club 9 ~ Celestial Studios
***ears ~ Fairy Ears: Aether ~ Illusions
***tats ~ Moon & Stars Henna Tattoo ~ Twisted & Spoiled
***top ~ Cuntry Death Top (Purple) ~ Sn@tch
***skirt ~ BLACK Tutu ~ Juju's Closet
***boots ~ dr. slade black ~ Slade & Humby
***piercings ~ DDUC v.2 ~ SkinPoP
***choker ~ Rubber Rings Choker w/Cross ~ Twisted & Spoiled
***gloves ~ KnitWarmers ~ SkinPoP
***wings ~ Fairy Bat Wings ~ Seven's Selections
On Acha:
***Socks: Honey Kitty orange honey witchgirl star socks (from the outfit)
***Boots: Lazy Places Myth Boots Gryphon Orange
***Garters, shorts and skirt: ~silentsparrow~ soleilnoir outfit
***Shirt: Curious Kitties Sfocato Jacket in Orange
***Hair: House of Munster Fluffeh *black and white* tinted
***Wings: Material Squirrel Krayl Demon Wings in Orange
***Wolf parts: Wingless Emoto Wolfv2 ora-nge