Saturday, May 9, 2009

Royal in blue

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Ahhh the elegant dorkiness that is Royal Blue. I put these clothes on and (unlike some amazing people) fail to look chic, instead I look like Sarah Jessica Parker circa Square Pegs. I love it anyway, I'm a dork inside and out (why else would I be playing an MMORPG?), and Royal Blue lets it emerge! I'm wearing some new items and some old. The bow, shirt, neato gradient tights and necklace are new, and the skirt and shoes are older.

Today I engaged in an ancient female ritual - the baby shower. Some think it's all about pink and green and fluffy frilly shit. No, baby showers are all about the indoctrination of the pregnant woman and her pre-motherhood friends into the secret society of those who have created life. Baby showers are about sharing pregnancy stories, baby excrement tales, and other motherhood-related moments. The purpose is to kindly and gently remove the sugar-coating, but to leave the mom with a feeling of support. Age after age of women from the beginning of time have given birth, and I'm willing to bet that the baby shower has been around (in one ritual form or another) for about that long.

"It's a girl thing?" Alba asked.

"Oh yes."

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***Bow: (Royal Blue) Bowtasam in 80s princess
***Shirt: (Royal Blue) Enough Puff Navy
***Tights: (Royal Blue) gradient tights black
***Necklace: (Royal Blue) Love Stone Pendant in multi and gold
***Glasses: (Royal Blue) Geek Glasses
***Shoes: (Royal Blue) Heavy Metal in cobolt and silver
***Skirt: From the (Royal Blue) Carpet Dress
***Hair: W&Y hair 84 type C
***Skin: Curio Moonbeam Dark April-Crocus 2

Will we have rainbows day after day?

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When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be?
Will I be pretty, will I be rich?
Here's what she said to me.
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

*Photoshoots like this happen after I watch too much Dollhouse.

I stumbled upon a small clothing boutique in the middle of Alirium Gardens named Fall Into Decay. It had the distressed, worn-out babydoll that I'm wearing as well as a few other darkly cute items. These photos are taken at the shop, and the rest of the sim is scenic as well.

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***Hat: RP Free Hair Accessory W-Feather Chain Cross Applered
***Dress: Fall Into Decay *fid*B
***Hair: ::69:: NW Hair - Red - 1L item for a few days
***Skin: LILITH +Fallen Gods Inc. Special Bloody Mess treasure hunt skin (the hunt is over, though. Sadly.)
***Socks: Utsuku City group camp chair stockings, cocco_ami1
***Tattoo: dEVOL FujinRaijin-karajishi tattoo
***Shoes: Angelic Doll Strap Shoes Black

Friday, May 8, 2009

Monolith

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This morning, I received review items from (Monolith). I put them onto girl-me, but boy-me immediately started clamoring to play. "That chin pierce is surely meant for me!" He said, damned pushy male. So here I am in several of the things from (Monolith) -- the chin pierce, the pale green eyes, the hat, and the nice big scythe for cutting all of my Second Life wheat. (You can see this pretty coat on Ashia over here.)

The hat attaches to the hair point (the designer might want to think about another option for these too), so the skins from Nomine were just right -- the new Sylvan male skins all have a subtle hint of head fuzz.

Oh, speaking of pushy men, I'm letting Winter pimp his blog posts in my blog, since he can't seem to sneak his way onto the Fashion Planet feed. I offered, and immediately Winter began to talk about Rick Rolling. Rest assured, if he gets out of line, I'm'a feed him to the trolls under the Silent Sparrow bridge. ...*cough* And by this I mean, I hope you enjoy his posts as much as I do.

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***Chin pierce: (Monolith) chin piercing-small
***Hat: (Monolith) cowboy hats - they attach as hair - !
***Skythe: (Monolith) Old Scythe
***Eyes: (Monolith) Pastel eye green
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan Male China White - oro red
***Coat: Nomine Trenchcoat - aztec
***Earrings: Kunstkammer silver hoops with black drops
***Shoes: Zero Number AM_Long_Bb Boots black
***Pants: LikeA*Black RD Lowrize
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Fairie Story

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Smoking is hazardous to your health, Winter

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Posting as a boy avatar always stretches me -- I have no idea whatsoever what to wear, really, so I look to the non-poseur alterna-bloggers like Winter and Lawless and (my new favorite boy-band blog) the Jewnas Brothers (and yes, all you awesome male bloggers that I didn't just mention) to figure it out. In this situation, I put on the new /artilleri/ clothes and couldn't figure out what shoes to wear. After carefully studying boys, I figured it out: loafers! Right!

Winter was kind enough to look badass with me. Antonia has such a lighthearted touch with her clothing. I always put her stuff on and feel absurdly cheerful, like I should take my avatar to the drive-in and then to a dark alley to feel up my newest squeeze. *cough* Ah, Spring. The shirt and (my) jeans are new items from /artilleri/. You can see them on Sasy and co. over here -- she looks nice in boy pants!

Edit: hyasynth asked "What is that white liquid blob at your feet?" Well. ...When Winter and boi-Acha get together... [JUST KIDDING ELUSYVE!]

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On Winter:
***Hair: Tukinowugama hair - King in Snow
***Shirt: /artilleri/ Bowling Shirt in Flames
***Pants: Armidi A001 Skinny Jeans in Classic Dark
***Shoes: JCS Strike! Bowling shoes
***Sunglasses: Role Optic Arcadi Glasses
***Cig: Naith Smit Cigarette
***Tattoo: Symbiosis Tattoos by Ink Inc
On Acha:
***Shoes: Akeyo Slipper Bean
***Jewelry: Studio Sidhe bone and silver choker and bracelet
***Hair: Darkstar Designs Syd - Black
***Glasses: /artilleri/ buddy glasses (taped)
***Shirt: /artilleri/ bowling shirt in stripe teal/bw
***Jeans: /artilleri/ Burt jeans in gray
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan Male China White - plain sideburns
***Tattoo: dEVOL FujinRaijin - karajishi no Kanji 1

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pixie wings and papery things

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An adorable shop named Onigiri made these magical glowy-lace wings. I wasn't quite sure what to stick them with until, erm, this very pastel skin and Paper Couture outfit showed up. Now I'm a pastel pixie, harbinger of...roasted marshmallows, or something. Onigiri also has light, sweet anime skins, flowers and plushies for the arms and hair, Persocom ears, and a moon that you can totally sit on -- well worth a visit!

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When I think pixie, I think Dusk -- the photos are taken on this gorgeous sim, which is home to First Flower, October Rust and Charmed Poses. They've done up the sim like a Celtic swamp (I hear there are WoW references to the Night Elves, but I don't know this world well).

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***Poses: Flowey
***Location: Dusk
***Boots: sf design pixie boots white
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Elsa hair in Ivory
***Horns: Archetype by Hybrid Sylvan Pixie horns
***Leg tat: dEVOL hibiscus tattoo
***Wings: Onigiri Frost Wings v. 1.0 Blue
***Scarf: Paper Couture fabric bead scarf necklace
***Outfit: Paper Couture Jasmine vest outfit
***Skin: The Stringer Mausoleum pastel skins C12 smoke and tears
***Wristicuffs: Schadenfreude Jerry's Lament cuffs

But what am I hanging over?

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Day after my birthday and my husband's making fun of my hangover. "Such a lightweight," he's teasing, "you had all of ... two drinks. What a cute little hangover." Grrrrrowl.

I'm wearing two new things of note -- interesting new makeups from Helena Stringer (of The Stringer Mausoleum, it's nice to see her branching out into these pastel-toned skins), and frilly cuffs and a neck ruff from Schadenfreude. As per usual, the jewelry comes with a color changing hud that makes them incredibly versatile. I think the makeup makes me look mischievous, which is pretty close to part of my real life personality, for better or worse...

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***Shirt: Canimal from the Nox outfit in white
***Skirt: Sn@tch Spellbound skirt in black
***Hair: Umi Usagi W's Hair 002 milk white
***Tattoo: dEVOL Hibiscus tattoo
***Skins: Pastel Skins - Alien Underground for Sn@tch from The Stringer Mausoleum -- these skins will be available slightly later today, Helena's having vendor issues.
***Cuffs: Schadenfreude Jerry's Lament choker and cuffs with color changing hud

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A thing to wear

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I posted in a kimono a year ago today, and thought it might be a nice tradition to post in a kimono every year for my birthday (if for no other reason than to see how much my photoshop skills have changed). Here I am all decked out in one from Sweetaholic that I totally fell in love with after I saw Grady wearing one from this shop. Amazingly textured fabric, and the arm and neck and waist prims are just right. Now I'm off to RL! Have lovely days.

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Older than the flow of human blood through human veins

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“I see trees of green, red roses too
I see ’em bloom for me and for you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue, clouds of white
Bright blessed days, dark sacred nights
And I think to myself ...what a wonderful world."

Forgive my bounciness. The semester is over, I've turned in my grades and my first dissertation chapter and my Statistics test, and today is simply for celebrating (turning 36 in RL and 2 in SL, among other things).

The dress is super-fluffy and new from Rebel Xtravaganza -- it's nice to see Rouge back after her hiatus, and she's truly awesome with the sculpty ruffles. I can see my avatar floating off in an organza cloud to a QuinceaƱera in this dress!

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***Pierce: No Mercy Lip Piercing
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Jane wedges in rust
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Brooke in blood
***Skin: minajunk Live01 underline
***Outfit: Rebel -X- Fleur de Vie in orange
***Cuffs and collar: Schadenfreude Jerry's Lament
***Necklace: {Violet Voltaire} Orange Cake Necklace

Monday, May 4, 2009

But I'm a pretty sheep.

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I didn't need to dress up in Paper Couture clothing and take pictures - clearly this store has a little bit of publicity already. :D I wanted to, however, because the dress is just that pretteh. I'll be back to my regularly scheduled gothic-kawaii designers tomorrow.

In other news, I'm working on my final project for my last class in graduate school. The project is a tough one, but in all it feels strange and good...like I've actually achieved getting out of here. I still have to finish writing my dissertation, but I'm going to get on with the rest of my life while I do it.

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***Earrings: (Shiny Things) mechanica earrings in gunmetal
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Jane wedges in rust
***Skin: Tacky Star Quiet Doll skin
***Hair: Zero Style CSR2008 winter gift in auburn
***Dress: Paper Couture braided rosette tunic
***Tights: So Many Styles pattern tights red2
***Tattoo: Lobo Tattoo Flower Upper body all tattoo

Sunday, May 3, 2009

100L sale at Nomine

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There is a 100L sale going on at Nomine. I purchased this sultry dress there, as well as the skin. The dress is one of the first items of apparel that I've purchased from Nomine, and I'm impressed by the cheeky construction. 100L for a lush Nomine skin is really quite the price, and I hope everyone takes advantage of this sale...

Also, Everyone go look at teh hotness that is Mourna in a striped suit! (With bonus boy-me. :D )

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***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Laudanum in black
***Tattoo: Alices Garden Tattoo Flowers
***Hair: -Hiccup Mouthful of Cavities Black
***Eyethingie: Guild of Crie Antique Monocle
***Coat: Nomine Delilah Dress
***Skin: Nomine Dogwitch - violet grimm shape and skin box