Saturday, July 4, 2009

Talk nerdy 2 me

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Okay. Let me explain. I'm still trying my best to figure out what to do for the Starlust photo competition, and for some reason it's got me in a creative knot. I plopped myself down on Floyd today and went looking for stuff to wear -- and stumbled upon a cute little freebie building. My tie, jacket, glitch shorts and socks are from the Floyd freebie building... (SLURL to free stuff building here)

The look really came together when I ACCIDENTALLY TOOK THE FLOOR OF MY SKYBOX, AGAIN. I had to put on my flight feather to TP up and replace the floor. My flight feather is conveniently located in this great Le Petit Prince Steampunk Monocular, and I realized that my look was Vintage Nerd. Awesome, I thought, this is what I look like IRL.

So welcome to another Starlust-is-breaking-my-brain post :D.

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(SLURLS here)
***Tie: Bliensen + MaiTai mini-tie
***Jacket: Meriken Co. free jacket 001
***Hair: Pudge Piggy Moffitt (natural red head)
***Shorts: Glitch shorts from Thimbles Green Plaid freebie skirt
***Socks: Twosome owl socks
***Bracelet: ChaosLotus free Cathode Ray Bangles
***Eyethingie: LPP steampunk monocular
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Flare Oxfords - black
***Shirt: Schadenfreude white oxford shirt
***Skin: Den-Dou Mona - pale - /02 strawberry B

Pale, oxblood and sterling

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I've been trying my best to enter the Starlust flickr contest (rules here), and so far I haven't been quite satisfied with the results. I entered this one, which I liked -- but sadly it doesn't qualify because the stores moved out of the sim in which I photographed! Darn SL and it's migratory culture, *g*. I'll keep trying.

The outfit that I put together for my next photo was so randomly patriotic that I thought I'd blog it today. It has all things oxblood and dark, dusty blue, and Schadenfreude's amazingly flexible Nekomi hair. I love the ~silentsparrow~ .meat jacket, not least because little cuts of meat dangle from the belt. What's more USA than MEAT, after all? *runs* ...Okay, happy 4th. Alba gets to see her first fireworks tonight!

(The photo background I used is the pretty wall texture created by hyasynth for her shop on Lloyd.)

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(SLURLs here)
***Hair: Schadenfreude Nekomi
***Skin: Schadenfreude Alabaster Langwidere diamond dogs sapphire
***Hat: Kurotsubaki circus hat (sim opening item, no longer around)
***Shirt: Schadenfreude hunter oxford
***Vest and pants: ~silentsparrow~ sterling suit (lucky chair item, no longer around)
***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ .meat jacket
***Tie: Schadenfreude hud controlled tie
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Laudanum in oxblood

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bandanna day

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Oops, it's bandanna day! I admit that I completely forgot until after I'd photographed myself in this outfit, and then I scrambled for something appropriate. *cough* Moving-house-brain aside, I am happy to honor this day because I've watched several close family members endure chemotherapy (my stepmother, my mother-in-law), and I've seen their grace as they've dealt with the results.

My mother-in-law took to wearing amazing hats -- large and red and lovely. When her hair grew back after treatment she kept the hats as dress-up items for my daughter, turning something sad into something joyful.

The hair I'm sporting is new from Gritty Kitty, called Cain. I adore the v-bangs and the choppy back, and if my hair were remotely straight or bidable I'd have this haircut IRL. The dress is a pretty creation from Vanitas Vesture -- I really like the sleek yet light line and the carefully drawn fabric, a perfect summer dress.

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(SLURLs here)
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan China White - Mourna Black
***Ears: Kalico Kreations sculptie ears blotched black/red
***Tattoos: Hybrid Stripes Tattoos - not open just now, but will be soon.
***Jewelry: MEZZO Arabesque necklace and bangle (SLURL here)
***Shoes: Gbberish Vintage Heels (topaz) (SLURL here)
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Cain black
***Dress: Vanitas Vesture Flute Scribbly Dress - black (SLURL here)
***Bandana: (from x-street) *Zion Kreations* Pirate Hat and Bandana w/beads

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rezday lovelies

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Violet!


Katat0nik threw Violet and Lola an impromptu party tonight -- sadly I couldn't stay and see Lola, but I managed to snap a few pictures of the guests. hyasynth DJ'd, and Violet's partner Lala was an adorkable bunneh.

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Allegory
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Lalita
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dj hyasynth
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Katat0nik

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ClothingSide of FlipSide

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*cough* I'm not looking for an excuse to wear these Miel "Lo" socks again, really. This new clothing item from FlipSide worked perfectly with the socks, however, and is cute to boot, a little camisole dress with a cute-macabre skull-patterned top. FlipSide is an excellent piercing shop, but Flippa is branching out into clothing! Good luck, Flippa. :D [SLURL to FlipSide]

Orlando is interesting. I was at Walmart today and noticed that the demographic of the town is different from Athens. I guess I never realized the amount of money that a college can bring into a town; there's a level of middle-class affluence in Athens that Orlando lacks. It's a real town, and a very non-Caucasian one. Walmart was full of non-Caucasian people, and it felt strange and good (considering that I'm half non-Caucasian too).

I got the job teaching remedial reading at a Community College. The pay is very very bad, but I'll actually be doing good deeds -- I'll consider it community service, even: Ronin teacher helps village in return for rice, lodging. The house is in a state of boxes and half-built furniture, and I'm hiding at mama's place leeching internets.

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(SLURLs here!)
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan China White - mourna black
***Nails: Schadenfreude silver glitter manicure
***Piercings/arm bars: FlipSide Arm Bars, Mouth attach 10
***Collar/cuffs: Schadenfreude Jerry's Lament
***Cap: Fade Dana Hat Mechanic Black Engineers Cap (wide straps)
***Boots: Fade Dana Greaser Boots
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ Crowjane
***Dress: FlipSide Taunt dress green skulls/red skulls
***Hair: BP** Summer Straight Hair/may2009
***Socks: Miel Lo Socks Ebony

Bright as a kiwi on a sunny day

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Schadenfreude just released an extremely flexible (and bright like Jolly Ranchers) outfit named Electro-Cute. It comes in a bevy of options with a printed tank-top, a dress with a color-changing petticoat, and the ability to mix and match at will between colors. Some of the many options are below! I think I especially love the pink elephant, long a leitmotif in Schadenfreude's work (ever since the onset of the elephant at Ffloyd). The tank comes tucked and untucked and can be worn with the pants of your choice as well as the skirt, and everything comes on every layer possible. (I also noticed that the tank can be layered under the jacket for yet another look.) [Find it here at Schadenfreude!]

Today I've got a job interview. It's for a lecturing position, teaching remedial reading to community college students. I'm all tidied up in the opposite of bright, wishing that I could don this kind of outfit instead...

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(SLURLs here !!)

***Outfits: Various combinations of Schadenfreude's electro-cute dresses
***Skin: Schadenfreude Creepy Carny Girl (with arm tats)
***Nails: Schadenfreude pink glitter manicure
***Glasses: Schadenfreude Hardwired Spectacles
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Heortecaeg earrings
***Boots: Schadenfreude buckle platform boots
***Undies: Schadenfreude Strix panties
***Chest tat: Alexitimia flower sacred heart 1
***Leg tat: HUZ sleek-underpants store free gift
***Hair: Wild O Otomehair

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Soxx0rz Roxx0rzing

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*STRETCH* I spent half my day at Ikea, and the other half putting shit from Ikea together. It was long and arduous, but not as hectic as the past four. So here I am in Orlando, with a job interview for a lecturing job tomorrow, thinking that as far as moves go this one wasn't so bad... At a traffic light this afternoon I saw a peacock just wandering the streets. It was pretty and looked very much at home. Yay, the tropics!

This outfit is based around my Miel Lo socks. I went to Miel on a tip from a pal and immediately fell in love with them, and then spent a week pondering what to wear with the tall, primmy things. I recalled that League has great short little dresses -- and yes, I found one. The result isn't remotely summery, but luckily (?) my pixel body can't feel a thing...

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(I desaturated this entire image so that I wouldn't have to deal with photoshopping color out of the hair)


(SLURLs here!)
***Hair: Hal*Hina priscilla almond
***Nails: MiaSnow Lolli Lime
***Skin: Nomine female vampire - heretic
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) hyasynths in black
***Outfit: League WoolStrapped
***Socks: Miel Lo socks - ebony

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tired as heck

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O.M.G am I tired. I've spent the last four days balls-to-the-wall moving, packing, loading a truck, driving all day long, unpacking...It was about as much fun as it sounds. While I did this, my avatar lounged about in a gorgeous mermaid-line frock from Sn@tch, the Baroness. I couldn't afford it when it came out for Crimson Shadow, but now (o yes) I have it in my clutches. The outfit comes with a hat, but the red brocade got lost in the red dreadlocks, so I've got on a tiny one instead from Canimal. The dreadlocks are Hair Fair items from The Stringer Mausoleum. I think my avatar looks awesome in dreadlocks, and I love the other two dreaded 'dos from Helena, so I sincerely hope she'll make a lot more.

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***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum Cog Mistress Red Shine
***Hat: Canimal Boneyard Voodoo hat (black)
***Skin: Den-dou Gothly skin
***Earrings, necklace: Little Boy Blue Rachel set
***Lip piercings: Little Boy Blue rapture piercings
***Tattoo: HUZ Henna secret black faded
***Shoes: Shooz slut pumps
***Outfit: Sn@tch Baroness (originally for Crimson Shadow)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I fail so hard at fitting prim lashes

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Here I am still awake at midnight after driving all. day. long. because...well, because I was having night terrors. Highway driving is one of my least favorite things to do -- I always, always wake up in a cold sweat, whimpering, because my brain paints vivid pictures of me ramming into something at 90 mph. Ahhhh...

So I woke up, and to soothe myself, I blogged. Lucky for me *katat0nik* released this 25L panda-print dress, and even though I had to do what I hate most for eight hours today (drive in heavy swift highway traffic), this dress makes me smile! I noticed that it goes remarkably well with my large pink skull necklace from Milk Motion, and with these quirky Yorick boots from Kitheres. The boots look comfy, like I could put them on and move boxes all day...which I'll be doing tomorrow, into my new apartment. (SLURL to *katat0nik*)

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Outfit:
***Dress: *katat0nik* (pink) 25L Panda Dress (SLURL to shop)
***Skin: Curio Pearl Hot Peach
***Eyes: Den-dou eyes aqua blue
***Necklace: (Milk Motion) my skull necklace (white/pink)
***Hair: Deviant Kitties Ellie - Silver
***Boots: Kitheres Industries Yorick Boots (mottled)
***Lashes: *katat0nik* prim lashes

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Bonus photo! I won a runner-up prize in the Albero accessories photo contest for this picture. You can see all of the winners (including the awesome grand prize, which involves Kunstkammer's button eyes and a huge lollipop) over here at Cioccolata.