Saturday, July 25, 2009

Black widow or perfect lolita?

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After completely cheesing out on yesterday's photoshopping due to gauzy fabric, what should I notice today but my old nemesis hanging out in a pretty waist ruffle on the SLink Black Widow dress. This dress came out for the RFL clothing fair, and I recently revisited it because it has such a classic, gorgeous line. The gauze is simply there to teach me about karma, I'm sure -- If thou dost wiggle out of a life lesson, it will keep coming back until you learn it. Or something. Ah well, the dress is gorgeous. I'm also in the free hair from Junwave.

(You might note that I still didn't do a good job. I simply photographed against white and fuzzed out the figure borders so that it looks like I intended to stroke the edges with white. Yeah, that's what I meant to do... I'm still trying to teach myself masking.) Tonight, I am taking pretty boy Acha to the ~silentsparrow~ party (6 - 11 PM SLT, teleporter at the main shop), all dressed up in blood and bandages.

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***Tattoos: HUZ Henna secret - black faded
***Skin: Nomine ultralight marionetta
***Dress: SLink black widow dress in black
***Hair: Junwave Vivi red gift
***Legwarmers: Sn@tch slick leather flare legs
***Collar: SiniStyle posture collar
***Earrings: Violet Voltaire kawaii cameo earrings - skull
***Hair bow: um, something random from tukinowaguma
***Shoes: Unique Needs Dolly Goth Mary Janes

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Bonus photo! Adorable furniture from eMeW, Bubbly Shelves and baskets of cute stuff! (SLURL to the shop here.)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Me and you and pantsu

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Today's lovely photo art is by Mourna, because I pitched a fit about photoshopping gauze.


Mourna and I are back with one of THOSE posts (more of THOSE over here). Today's was inspired by the happy combination of two things: lovely revealing lingerie by Nomine, and lovely, skin-coating tattoos by ~silentsparrow~. We purchased our tattoos and undies and put them on. Then I said, "Hey, I think there's new hair by Kin!" and dragged Mourna over to the shop without even letting her don pants. (Hence a certain plurk.)

We found hair that matched very well. Then, accessories from Sn@tch, where I actually felt right at home in underpants. Then we hopped over to my photoglobe and I said: Mourna? Do you mind photoshopping these pictures today? Because I completely fail at gauze. At one point, Allegory gave me detailed instructions about how to do this, and I've since conveniently hidden them somewhere safe. Mourna's artwork is gorgeous, however, and I'm happy to host these pictures in this space.

A note of nostalgia: those J's thigh boots are something we wore in our very first post together!

Pink and blue twins by Mourna


Pink and blue twins by Mourna


Pink and blue twins by Mourna


***Eyes: Nomine stained contacts - supernova 1 / 2
***Collar: Sinistyle posture collar
***Boots: J's Thigh High boots
***Ears: (on Acha) Gauze (on Mourna) Illusions
***Necklace: Sn@tch Jeweled Ankh
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ (faded) oak.acorn. & squirrel tattoo
***Duster: Nomine Ophelia Duster in blue/pink
***Undies: Nomine Ophelia set - panties in pink
***Skin: Frick Noir Smudged Goth Nude Lips / dark Lips Lg

Blue mood

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Aikea sent me the Infinity shirt from Plastik, and I was immediately drawn to a few things about it. I love how infinitely creative her designs are -- they do things that break new design ground. In this case, the twine wrapped around the shirt is such an interesting touch, turning a shirt that could be plain into something with lots of character. The shirt is perfect for showing off tattoos, and I've worn it with one of my favorite delicate B.I.T. designs. (SLURL to Plastik)

The hair is from Waka and Yuki -- I picked up the freebie and hair fair and hadn't put it on. I love the blue with black tones that come with this hair! The shoes are from J's -- strappy with the hidden awesomeness of prim toes -- this way you only have to tint a tiny part of your feet.

Yesterday turned surreal in a bad RL way. On the upside, I has a folder of Swansong outfits to poke through, and a bunch of Harajukubox skin fair demos... Why are RL and SL sometimes inverses of each other? Come to a happy stable place in SL and suddenly RL is taking a tumble...

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(SLURLS here)
***Boobs: Ayumi cleavage v. 2.6 superlight
***Lipring: FlipSide F7 multi lip ring
***Skin: Curious Kitties white crnobog splash
***Bangles: ~silentsparrow~ bluemoon bangles, old group gift
***Pantsu: Sn@tch bloomers in black
***Tattoo: B.I.T. twilight
***Shirt: Plastik Infinity - JL - Depths
***Earrings and necklace: Studio Sidhe ssilver filigree w/ bell set
***Shoes: J's tassele wedge sole sandals
***Hair: Waka & Yuki hair fair free

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Poses: Long Awkward Pose Wonder Girls

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Dove Swanson asked people to suggest poses to her; my idea was a pose that I could use to hold a book or two. I wanted something nerdy and shy, much like me, and Dove somehow added a dollop of sass -- "You want my book? Come get some." I really like the pose, and I am going to find a lot of use for the rest of the quirky poses in the Wonder Girls set too. Go see Sasy's review of the poses here, and Berry in Berry's pose here. [ SLURL to Long Awkward Pose ]

I'm wearing bits and pieces that I've collected from forays into the Japanese half of Second Life... Another skirt from amerie's Naughty, a hat-with-hair set from the Drowsy Horror Festival, a beautiful starry tank top from Noju. On a real life note, I start a Pilates class today, which makes me remember Alba's immortal words: "Mama, how are Pie Ladies gonna make you exercise?"

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***Poses: Long Awkward Pose Wonder Girls set
***Book: Painted Lily Books Fashion Vol. 5 book
***Shirt: noju star festival
***Tattoo: Isle's Ink Asian Tattoo
***Gloves: SiniStyle Lilith Sleeves
***Skirt: amerie's Naughty flitter skirt_stripe_pink
***Stockings: Sheer torn nylons stripes fade black
***Boots: +grasp+ si*na boots
***Hair: BP* yore hat gentleman - Drowsy horror festival
***Piercing: Deviant Kitties grunt set
***Bracelet: shop sey prayer bracelet
***Collar: Lazy Places fishbones collar - black
***Skin: Curious Kitties white crnobog terror

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Couple-color as a brinded cow

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This morning in a fuzzy haze I saw a notice from amerie's Naughty. New stuff! I hadn't gone to the shop in a few months, and when I got there I found this frothy little outfit. I got it quite happily and put it on and accessorized...And then realized that I was stealing Mourna's color scheme for the day. Oh well! Let's just pretend we planned a black and white day! (By the way, I totally stole your shoes, Mourna!)

I'd also forgotten quite how much I love Curious Kitties skins. This is the Crnobog Twilight -- I got it at a skin sale a year ago and recently tripped over it in my skin inventory folder. I love how asian I look in this skin! The hair is from Ingenue, and the tattoo is one of a few new ones I picked up from Daisuki.

Dove put out new poses, and Sasy dressed up in Acha-style to portray one of them! -- Such a clever post, Sasy. I love what you've done the styling!

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***Hair: Ingenue Myrna Silvery white
***Earrings: ellabella proverbial pearl earrings
***Shoes: G Fields rose bootie in white
***Socks: edge grafica / 06 over-knee socks
***Outfit: amerie's Naughty Corsetdoll_white
***Skin: Curious Kitties White Crnobog Twilight
***Necklace: Naith Smit Rock'n'rolla chain
***Armwarmers: amerie's Naughty studded armwarmers
***Tattoo: Daisuki tattoo fairy

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A picture and a story

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This is how I spent my SLevening. I surfed Beanie (for dollarbie skins) and Recessionista (for group gift hair, this has become one of my new favorite blogs) and ended up somewhere with an intriguing sign. "NEXT FREE" it read. Suddenly I was on a non-hunt hunt for "NEXT FREE", heading into the hinterlands of Japanese sims. The theory seems to be that the "NEXT FREE" sign lurks above the free stuff in a shop. If you click the sign, you go to the next participating vendor's free stuff section. What's not to love?

I saw some awesome stuff, including the jewelry store Mocorin. I love Mocorin! It has an enormous robot bed with fourteen poses that I so almost bought. It also has this boot necklace and robot gum -- the necklace is part of the slice of summer hunt, and the gum thingie is a dollarbie item. Even more important than stuff, I got to meet a bunch of nice Japanese people sitting around a cafe talking about the solar eclipse. Imagine, I wouldn't have even known there was one if I hadn't gone on this random journey...

Here's a starting point to the "NEXT FREE" trip. [ SLURL HERE ] (If this doesn't work, click on the door below 'Nah Dollarbie!' at the sim center. :p )

***Tattoo: Daisuki tattoo sunflower
***Hair: Fuel Dotty crazy cute hair - subscribo gift
***Necklace: mocorin rain boots slice of summer gift
***Mouth danglie: mocorin robokun gum
***Dress: Likka*House patsy dress - dark blue, lucky board gift
***Skin: Nah!skin_06 dollarbie

Sunset and evening star

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For some insane reason I have Tennyson's "Crossing of the Bar" on my mind this morning -- I assume it's because I'm wearing star tattoos. Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea... Only problem is, I'm not really thinking much about death...

Anyway. Yesterday I had a lovely anniversary! We dressed up and ate some awesome Cuban food at a low-key restaurant. Then we watched Ocean's 11. And thus do old married people party...

Today I'm wearing new hair from Gritty Kitty named Fader. Grrrr, I have done no justice at all to portraying how cute and fluffy this is. (*Curses replace-color!*). I'm also wearing an equally fluffy and flexible skirt from (Elate!), the Betsy. I'm sure I'll be finding many occasions to wear this one... Please also note my boots from a new-to-me shop named +grasp+. I bought them mainly to show Mourna. Look, Mourna! Cool boots! (SLURL to Elate!) (SLURL to +grasp+!)

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(Rest of the SLURLs here!)
***Skin: Sweets Party kawaii apricot
***Choker: Bliensen + MaiTai stars choker
***Boots: +grasp+ si*na leather boots / black / womens
***Lip pierce: A&M shut up! piercing
***Shirt: ~momo~ little star top darkness
***Tattoos: Atomic starz / MiaSnow star design in blue
***Skirt: (Elate!) betsy (night)
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Fader - rage
***Socks: Vitamen PSP men's socks garter light
***Eye bandaid: BP*Bandages1/face - Drowsy Horror Festival

Monday, July 20, 2009

Drowsy's Horror Festival

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Oops, I spilled some.


I went to the Drowsy Horror Festival today, and was blown away by the awesomeness of the event. The design is something that I can't quite put my finger on; perhaps it's like the slightly macabre, vastly imaginative worlds of Hayao Miyazaki? The scene is a street festival full of little booths, set below a house of horrors on a slight hill (instead of a shrine, which it would normally be, I suspect).

The loot is amazing, as usual. You can see the free Zero Number flip flops here at Beanie's blog, and the awesome outfit that Tarissa picked up over here. I'm wearing a bunch of new release hair from BP*, t-shirts from Drowsy designers, shirts from Kurotsubaki, and little toys and ice cream (with fungus, hm) made by BP*. [ SLURL to the festival! ]

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More loot from Drowsy's Horror Festival

I couldn't stay long, but...

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Seven years, not very itchy

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I love sleek tunic outfits, and this one from ~silentsparrow~ is one of the originals. The outfit, House of Leaves, was created at the very start of hyasynth's career; she's recently updated it with textures and sculpties that reflect her growth in art and skill. I love the dark-on-dark, the sculpted leaf details on the bodice and cuffs, and the three styles of tails that take my avatar from Edwardian to contemporary. (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~)

I'm wearing it with Material Squirrel's new tattered fairy wings. These wings look like they've been lifted from a dry butterfly pinned to a cork board in the attic of an eccentric professor, and I quite approve. (SLURL to Material Squirrel)

Today is my seventh anniversary with my husband! We've got my parents babysitting, and we're going out on the town! Presents for each other this year will be plants for our new stone patio... Year seven, plant anniversary.

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(SLURLs here!)
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ House of Leaves suit
***Ears/horns: Hybrid basic myth ears black, faun horns
***Eyes: Watchtower orange eyes (demon)
***Hair: Onigiri Amu - White w black tips
***Wings: Material Squirrel tattered fairy wings in onyx
***Pierce: FlipSide Piercings Nose attach 3
***Shoes: Lassitude and Innui Estampie dark velvet
***Skin: Plastik HalloweenSkin RedDemon dark - tribal

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's time for breakfast now, let's go eat

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To the Lord let praises be
It's time for dinner now let's go eat
We've got some beans and some good cornbread
And I listened to what the preacher said
Now it's to the Lord let praises be
It's time for dinner now let's go eat!


It's a church day today. Yesterday, the family went to the beach -- it was hot, we got roasted, but we saw something ultimately cool. A fisherman had a long line into the waves, and while we were there, he pulled up a three-foot shark. It was lithe and rubbery, and really didn't like the air at all. The fisherman took him out, unhooked him, photographed, and someone standing near who knew fish put him very gently back into the water.

This outfit is the result of running around after urls from Beanie Canning. I went to a few shops to find freebies, and stayed to buy things -- including this hair from Noju and neat hand-drawn dress from Bellange (that changes into overalls if you remove the skirt and attach leg prims). I went out in this outfit to dance last night, and ended up having a surreal moment -- dancing with Terry to Peaches (S.I.S. I.U.D. Stay in school -- cause it's the best...).

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(Most SLURLs here! And if not, they're below)
***Hair: noju crown hair 002 - graphite
***Skin: Schadenfreude alabaster langwidere diamond dogs emerald
***Nails: Schadenfreude green glitter manicure
***Necklace: Curious Kitties Metacricket necklace group gift
***Mouth pierces: FlipSide mouth attach 12, nose attach 1
***Bracelet: Shop Sey prayer bracelet
***Socks: Corduroy argyle socks (forest green)
***Tattoo: tramp stamp rowan star 3
***Dress: Bellange denim salopette pants & sk blue
***Shoes: grim brothers tendril funky platform heels

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Bonus photo! Dancing with Terry Toland to Gat's Jamz.