Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ivalde and IDK

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Sometimes I have the horrible tendency to believe that a venerable old mainstay shop of SL will stick around, forgetting that businesses depend upon humans to run them, humans who have lives that vary in intensity. I was so very sad to see Ivalde poof, and overjoyed to see that the good women of Retrology have built Neferia a store. You can get there by clicking here, and you can pick up the gift dress too.

In honor of Ivalde, Monday June 8 is Ivalde blog day, where everyone is encouraged to take a snapshot in their favorite Ivalde vintage and write about it.

***Hair: [Gauze] Usa Black
***Skin: []Trap[] Koi- Aqua F Tone 2
***Nails: Schadenfreude Azure Glitter manicure
***Shoes: J's 2wayShort Boots Black
***Lip ring: A&M Shut Up! Piercing
***Necklace: MEZZO sterlingcollection Arabesque necklace
***Outfit: Ivalde Niagra black

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New shop alert! Okay, "IDK" isn't all that new anymore, but I had to read up on what "scene style" meant before I could post about it. I found a few adorable pictures of girls with colorful hair and outfits that looked like a combination of 80s valley girl and 90s grunge, and thought to myself: I'm old. I remember when tight pants were IN. Then, out. Then, in. Then, out... ANYWAY. It's an adorable style, and I think that IDK does a good job of representing it.

Also, see that hair? It's new from Gritty Kitty.

***Hair: Gritty Kitty: Trilam - rusty
***Skin: Curio Moonbeam April-Rainbow
***Necklace: Studio Sidhe bone & silver engraved
***Earrings, bracelet: Schadenfreude Plastic Heart set
***Tiara: Violet Voltaire harajuku girls: rainbow tiara
***Belt: Twisted Triangles belly chain
***Pierce: FlipSide kitteh bell mouth piercing
***Shirt: idk omg! blue
***Pants: idk leopard leggings - yellow

No wonder society ladies are so cold

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Yesterday, I went to an insanely expensive wedding. It was held at a country club, and dress was tuxedo and formal. I felt vastly underdressed, and spent a moment wishing that I was able to teleport 1000 feet up and discretely equip a better cocktail dress. Also, they kept the room freaking cold because of all the guys in tuxedos, which meant the ladies in spaghetti straps were shivering. I almost wore my napkin as a cape! ...All that aside, it was probably the most gorgeous (and formal) wedding I'd been to. I even took communion, if you can believe it of this half-Buddhist-half-atheist.

I'm back to normal life today, and my avatar reflects it by wearing these new jeans from Dark Eden. They're awesome, and have kanji on the leg. I forgot to ask what the kanji says! I've also got on a DSN tattoo set from Aurora -- very pretty colorful flowers -- and a top from the little Japanese store Rainbow Chaiser.

Is anyone else having wacky lighting issues with the latest viewer? :p

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***Skin: Nomine Sylvan China White - mourna black
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Brandys in brick
***Jewelry: [fairy tail] smile set
***Hair: EkoEko stan (cream)
***Shirt: Rainbow Chaiser knitted lce camisole (red)
***Pants: Dark Eden Acid Kanji Rips black
***Tattoos: Aurora colored flowers tattoo sleeve

Friday, June 5, 2009

"Teacher" in Sanskrit

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DoC Eldritch contacted me a little while ago during blogger appreciation week. He said that to appreciate a few bloggers that have consistently supported his work, he'd be doing a series about us, based on our style. His previous outfits are the utterly awesome Ana (named after miss AnaLu), and Alysha. Yum, to both of those sets. He studied us during creation to figure out our style, and I have to say that I think he nailed mine. v_v. I must be easy to peg, eh? Lovely corset, perfect pants...yeah. SO THANKS, DOC. I'm'a make you a one prim box in your honor, ok? :D

The hat is yet another bit of awesomeness from Fade Dana. (SLURL HERE damnit). It's a Civil War hat!

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***Hair: -Hiccup Fashionably Strung Out - Black
***Skin: MiaSnow DAHLIA Skin 7
***Arm piercings: FlipSide Arm Bars
***Necklace: Little Boy Blue Achariya necklace in silver
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Laudanum in black/silver
***Outfit: DE Designs Achariya - Peaches and Cream
***Tattoo: Otaku Designs Azteca Tattoo (dsn gift)
***Hat: Fade Dana Noodle Hat black with black strap

Thursday, June 4, 2009

SES: KIRA Lingerie

Lifestyles of the Broke and Notorious

I seldom dream these days... But the last few nights, something fell into place...


I Seldom Dream... Teaser

Read my little musing on the new KIRA lingerie line by (SELDOM BLUE) and their special offers on my blog, Lifestyles of the Broke and Notorious.

Minidresses for gardening

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Today, Plastik released more perfect little mini-dresses. I'm wearing the Galizie Tapestry, and it comes with a beautiful little leg-wrap that accentuates the flirty exposed top. I'm getting to be addicted to this line of dresses! I'm wearing it with a group gift hair from Curio that appeared magically in my inventory -- I especially like how it curls over my ear. The chest tattoo and necklace are DSN items from Otaku Designs (tat) and Kunstkammer (necklace) -- DSN means that you might get these items in your nightly drawing of goodies, which is an awesome gamble!

[SLURL to Plastik] !

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Not-free items:
***Skin: Nomine sylvan skin - china white
***Earrings: Kunstkammer black resin studs
***Lip pierce: FlipSide kitteh bell mouth piercing set F11
***Shoes: Nightshade Designs Darque Pleasers
***Dress: [PLASTIK] Galizie Tapestry

Free items:
***Eyes: Tekuteku Eko eye (wine pink) -- store freebie
***Hair: Curio Hipster Hair in black blue, group gift
***Earrings and bracelet: Kunstkammer blackheart necklace and silver rosary strung bead -- DSN gifts
***Tattoos: Otaku Designs. Lower one is Sugar Skulls & Roses, upper one is the Azteca Upper Body Tattoo, DSN gift

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fabulous Fashion!

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Katat0nik and I standing about in her shop.


It looks as though the Fabulous Fashion TV episode with Kat and me* is up on the site! I'm the last ten minutes, at around the 23:50 mark, and Kat and adorable models are in the first two-thirds. The whole experience was fun. :D

* Right-click-save, high-quality download
* Right-click-save, low-quality download

(* I had to look up this grammatical point. Luckily I found a good way to figure it out!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Haunted flowers

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I'd been meaning to write about this necklace for a while -- it's a new direction for the clothing line Haunted Zuzu, a blossom-shaped necklace with three different color-changing parts. The necklace is such a dramatic piece that it really works with the Haunted Zuzu clothing, but I bet someone awesome could work it into more everyday styles too...

Ever have one of those days that just gets surreal? Yeah. <3

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***Eyes: malContent flecks/large/turquise
***Hair: Historic Heroines Miss Poppins - coal
***Skin: Curious Kitties Butterfly Twilight
***Ribbon: Honey Kitty Lolita ribbon - store freebie
***Socks: Honey Kitty rose dot overknee socks (cream-blue)
***Outfit: Haunted Zuzu Circus Candy Outfit - pink & turquoise (and the butterflies are from the haunted zuzu butterfly outfit)
***Necklace: Haunted Zuzu Asian Flower Necklace - Metallics
***Boots: First Flower Hex boots Stygian black

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-A-U-S

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I know that you guys are going to be asking me for the SLURL to Fade Dana's hat shop to pick up this amazing hat, so (HERE IT IS). This one should be good for a while, right Fade? I couldn't resist putting this outfit together when I saw the new poodle skirt from /artilleri/, which is fabulous and beautifully made as usual.

Last night I was on SL TV's Fabulous Fashion show! It was nerve-wracking (my keyboard got all sweaty from my palms, lol), and due to sound issues they had to tape my segment twice. Sadly my less energetic version will be up on the site, and you can see it here eventually. Thanks to the people who took time out of their busy Second Lives to come support me -- your presence there while I was so nervous really meant a lot to me.

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***Hair: -Hiccup Ghost Boobs - black
***Skin: minajunk skin Live 01 underline
***Bewbs: AYUMI cleavage v. 2.6 light
***Socks: corduroy dotty leggings (white) -- I can never find the shop.
***Shoes: *katat0nik* (black) mortido shoes
***Outfit: /artilleri/ Poodle Power! in red
***Hat and collar: Fade Dana Mini Maus helmet and collar (SLURL HERE)

Monday, June 1, 2009

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

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I decided to Paint SL Purple by planting violets this morning. I don't think there's a single person that hasn't been affected by cancer in some way, and my family is no exception. Two years ago, my mother-in-law died of lung cancer that metastasized to her brain. Watching her bravely struggle through chemotherapy and brain irradiation was a life lesson I won't forget soon. May we all have her grace under pressure as we move through our first and second lives!

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On a different topic, I'm going to be on Fabulous Fashion TV tonight as the accessory person, right after my girl Katat0nik's spot. Please come join us at the studio at 6 PM SLT! You can listen to my squeaky little voice as I talk about accessories for the human and non-human... And I'm still totally having issues about what to wear, eek.

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***Hair: -Hiccup Long Mess in black / Calico Ingmann Creations Coronis in sterling midnight
***Hat: Erin Elegance Hat in purple straw
***Necklace: *katat0nik* locked heart choker
***Lip ring: ellabella garnet lovin' lip ring
***Skin: Fleur Allure Ivory Biba 3
***Corset on jacket layer: haunted zuzu from the black fire dress
***Hand and foot tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ hart, thistle and thorn
***Pants: MichaMi Laila skinny pants in cream
***Shoes: Lazy Places bugged ladybug heel
***Shirt: Schadenfreude Sterling oxford shirt

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pointy toes, pointy horns

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Hee hee. You know, blogging is a process for me, especially the Photoshop part. The last time that I wrote about a DE Designs outfit, I accidentally wore a skin that totally blended with the outfit fabric so that people thought I was flashing my derriere. I failed so hard! AnaLu did that outfit right, wearing a slightly darker skin so that people could see the outfit as it was meant to be displayed. I learned from that, o yes.

Also, gauze. Gauze is tough to Photoshop onto a background! Therefore I kinda cheated and used a white background for my photo globe so that the gauze wouldn't catch any color. I also used a plain background to better show the real color of it in-world. I've done a poor job of photographing gauze so often...

It's all a fun (and sometimes slightly embarrassing) learning experience, as I publicly display my mistakes. Lol. ...Anyway, all that aside, I'm wearing a beautifully textured and shaped outfit from DE Designs; can't wait to see how AnaLu wears it. :D I'm wearing it with rust-colored NEW BOOTS from ~ First Flower ~. I'm a sucker for her tight and sexy boot shapes, and she's made one with a pointy toe and heel. It clings to the calf, and for the first time has a size-changing script for ease of fit. These are available in six colors, including the traditional black.

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***Outfit: DoC Eldritch Designs Alysha - black
***Boots: ~ First Flower ~ Hex Pumpkin Orange
***Faun parts: Queen Titania's Court Faun in fire
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Hoke-Troika rusty
***Skin: Fleur Allure Ivory Biba 3
***Necklace: Schadenfreude pearl necklace with cameo
***Tattoo: EtchD Sin's Henna tattoo