Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hi ho, hi ho

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New Frick skins! You can see Helena's lovely and loving post about them over here at Free*Style. I had to go snag all of the wearable demos she talked about, as well as a few of the skin tones (they're all so affordable!). The shirt is from *elymode*, a new clothing store created by the amazing blogger Elysium Eilde. I've long admired her photography, and she's since turned all of that artistic talent into something tangible (darn her). I'm wearing a nicely-textured tank top from her new line, and it suits me really well. (SLURL to Frick), (*elymode* opens August 8th at 5 PM SLT)

The legwarmers are new from Curious Kitties. Feathers! I wish I had a pair of these for Disney World today! As it is I'm going dressed in suburban mom camouflage, just in case a hoard of dwarves is running rampant...

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(SLURLs here)
***Hair flower: /artilleri/ rose hair flower (red)
***Skin: Frick Sarabande - Goth - Color Lip
***Pierce: FlipSide F10 Mouth Piercing set
***Hand tat: (faded) oak.acorn & squirre tattoo ~silentsparrow~
***Eyes: Den-dou vampire eyes /gold
***Pants: (bruise) gutter glitter jeans ~silentsparrow~
***Tattoo: B.I.T. Twilight Shirt
***Tank: *elymode* leafy tank black/red
***Hair: Junwave Shell snail *black*
***Legwarmers: Curious Kitties Black Huache legwarmers
***Shoes: Sn@tch baby janes stripe
***Armbelts, bracelet: Zenith black leather armbelt, wristband -03
***Earrings: Zaara Tarika claw earrings - silver
***Poses: Lazy Places

Of mice and mecha

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I'm honor-bound to go to Disney today with my daughter. I'm pretty ambivalent about Disney -- on the one hand, it's the mecca of all things pink and princessy, a definite plus in my daughter's book. On the other hand, it's full of weird brand indoctrination that I'm not sure how we can escape. That, plus tourists like us. And I know we'll be singing "It's a small world" for the rest of the month... I wonder if I should implant her with a UPS device in case she gets lost? I hear this can be done, now. (I'm joking.)

In the spirit of Disney, I offer this mecha-steampunk-girl. She's ready to cavort in the hidden labyrinth beneath Disney with her guns blazing and her boots stomping...or something. I'm in a dress by Plastik that has been blogged by Uma over here, and a helmet by Fade Dana that has been blogged by Mourna over here. They both look teh awesome! I put my ensemble together with a watermelon hunt giftie from Tigerclaw -- if you haven't been to this store yet, do check it out. The gift consists of two big mecha hands (I'm wearing one) and that description-defying backpack. Come get some! (SLURL to Tigerclaw), (SLURL to Hat Mechanic), (SLURL to Plastik).

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(SLURLs here)
***Lipring: ellabella tricog lip lovin'
***Helmet: Fade Dana Hat Mechanic Space Monkey - Sputnik
***Shrug and gloves: League Asuka Steam gloves/shrug
***Undershirt: Sprawl the wire button-up bone
***Boots: Truth Foxley boot (mocha)
***Skin: Plastik Miliana - PeanutTruffle - Nude Shadow
***Eyes: Plastik Jaded Collection Var-Stalk
***Stockings: Curio Obscura free copper stockings
***Dress: Plastik Boudoir dress in Saffron
***Powersuit: Tigerclaw Mechanic Power Suit 1.5 -- watermelon hunt item #023

Friday, August 7, 2009

Governess and charge

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Mourna made boy-me look so pretty today! I wasn't content to wear just the boy gear, though, so I've climbed into two of the girl dresses too. Together, it looks so much like a governess trying to bring out her shy charge...

Both dresses have awesome bodices. The line of the long one reminds me of the elegant maxi-dresses of 1910, right before the hemline swung up to the thigh. I'm wearing that one with Balderdash's Camille necklace, one with a focus upon the triple chains dangling down the back. The short one is be-laced and -bowed, high enough to display the lace of my Be Noir stockings. Also, I'm wearing a Tekeli-li monocle, an amazing one with color scripted gems and tentacles, giving my avatar a fabulously severe look. (SLURL to Nomine here)

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(SLURLS here)
***Dresses: Nomine Annis dress (short one) / Nomine Siobhan dress (long one) SLURL to Nomine here
***Eyes: Den-dou vampire eyes /grey
***Hair: Novocaine Antoinette - silver (Hm, this store location isn't available yet either, it says.)
***Skin: Den-dou gothneko #1 shilver skin -- old lucky chair gift, sadly no longer available.
***Monocle: Lovecraftian Monocle by Tekeli-li
***Gloves and stockings: BeNoir Lena gloves short ties, Mona stockings torn
***Necklace, earrings: Balderdash Camille earrings, necklace in Dragonscale
***Choker: *katat0nik* (spine) locked heart choker
***Lip thingies: Ellabella pretty pearls upon your lips
***Boots: First flower Witch-hazel II - white frost
***Tattoo: B.I.T Twilight

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Afternoon monsoon

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It's a good day for lying in bed all day -- cloudy and warm outside, cool and dark within, and the bed is under a fan. I'd like to curl up with a stack of manga and stare out at the rain... Instead, I woke up and trekked outside with my daughter for her swimming lesson. She can backstroke like a pro at age four, I can't imagine how cool she's going to be in a few years. She's a true Aquarius, I guess! Sitting in the sun at the side of a pool really doesn't equal lying in bed, though, so I dressed my avatar up in PJs instead.

I'm wearing two new tank tops today. One is from ~silentsparrow~ -- the (cuttles) tank top that matches the most excellent pajammie set. The other tank top is new from !Ohmai, another blogger-turned-creator who is making lovely rumpled and realistic looking clothing. Also new is my skin, gorgeous smeared makeup from Pink Fuel, Raine in Cream. All of these new skins absolutely suit my avatar's shape, and I'm sure I'll be wearing them often in the next few posts. The hair is new from Zero Style (thanks to Beanie for reminding me of the new releases!), and the rosary tattoo is an interesting new style from HUZ. (SLURL to Ohmai) (SLURL to Pink Fuel) (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~) (SLURL to HUZ)

Edit: Thank you for interviewing me, Miss AnaLu!

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(SLURLs here)
Orangey:
***Boots: *Kurotsubaki* feather boots orange
***Hand tattoos: hart.thorn&thistle bee hands ~silentsparrow~
***Pajama bottoms and tattoo: (cuttles) Pajammies II ~silentsparrow~
***Tank top: (cuttles) Tank Top (ribbed) ~silentsparrow~
***Skin: Pink Fuel Raine (cream) untamed (dkbrow)
***Hair: Zero Style Dorotea Raven
Rosey:
***Boots: Kurotsubaki feather boots brown
***Tattoo: HUZ Rosary neck undershirt
***Hand tattoos: hart.thorn&thistle bee hands ~silentsparrow~
***Tank top: !Ohmai High Rise Tank in (chilli)
***Pj bottoms: (ratties) pajammies capris ~silentsparrow~
***Hair: Zero Style Dorotea Raven
***Skin: Pink Fuel Raine (cream) untamed (dkbrow)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Socks and skins

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The reason for this post is two-fold. First, to show off the awesome stripey slouchy three-colored socks from Schadenfreude (complete with ankle-gathers), and second to display my new skin from Idiosyncrasy. The skin is the Sirena Smudge Pale, and I really adore the orangey-toned pout of the lips. Ashia is incredibly body-conscious when she blogs, and this carries over into her skin line. She makes stuff that even I would take off clothing for. (SLURL to Idiosyncrasy.) (SLURL to Schadenfreude.)

The other parts of my outfit are 0L hair from Curious Kitties (woo), excellent Mary Janes from DV8 with a scripted-changing toe pattern, and a lovely LBD from Sn@tch. In RL, we're recovering from yesterday's insane 5-car fender-bender. I can't believe that my husband's car emerged unscathed; the cars around him, on the other hand, were crumpled like construction paper. Note to self: never take Semoran Ave. in Orlando again.

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(SLURLs here)
***Hair: Curious Kitties Nyanotech 09-1A hair Banmon
***Armwarmers: amerie's Naughty Studded Armwarmer
***Eyes: Den-Dou Glance Eyes / Lightgrey
***Scarf: Thimbles - say yes - scarf - pink & grey stripes
***Shoes: DV8 CyberJanes
***Dress: Sn@tch Deadly Doll Dress
***Skin: Idiosyncrasy Sirena Smudge Pale - LB
***Socks: Schadenfreude purple pink orange knit stripey socks

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Roar

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Fade Dana made another "hat." This one is called King Bear, and comes with a clawed mantle and hood fit for a druidic ruler. It has roleplay written all over it, but I think I'll wear it instead of prim lashes. I'm wearing this with one of the meltingly shaded skins from Exodi (currently at Swan Song), and DoC Eldrich's Achariya outfit. The outfit had enough of a druidic look that it kinda sorta matches the headdress. One of the great things about Fade's hats is that you never have to worry about hair... (SLURL to Hat Mechanic)

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(SLURLs here)
***Boots: Kurotsubaki feather boots brown
***Gloves: Schadenfreude from the Sepia Revenant dress
***Outfit: DE Designs Achariya - Brown
***Hat and cloak: Fade Dana Hat Mechanic King Bear
***Skin: Exodi Eden v2 Pepper (Crni Labud) ~ Swan Song

Monday, August 3, 2009

Avatar and syllabi

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I have two pretty monochrome dresses in my in-box -- one is Nomine's Sarah outfit, an Edwardian gown descending in drapes from a pretty neckline, and one is Evie's Closet's new Whimsy gown. The two dresses are very different in attitude; the Nomine dress is long and elegant while the Evie's frock is playful and fae, but they both share excellent construction and textures. I especially love the front embellishment on Evie's dress, and how the included wings frame the shoulders; and the perfect fit of the Nomine prim skirt despite how it was made out of two pieces.

Off to a syllabus development meeting! And off to shower before the water gets shut down for maintenance...Meep. (SLURL to Nomine) (SLURL to Evie's Closet)

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(SLURLs over here!)
***Eyes: Den-Dou Vampire Eyes
***Hair: Deviant Kitties Discordia - Silver
***Skin: Frick Noir Smudged - Goth - Large Lips
***Outfit: Evie's Closet Whimsy - Black & White / Nomine Sarah Gown
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ Crow Jane
***Necklace: Falln Keytomyheart
***Boots: Kittenish - ColorsOfWinterBoots - Coal

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fluffy butt

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*katat0nik* released a new outfit for the Albero Summer Festival, a black recoloring of her Strawberry Cream outfit. I have always loved the fluffy bloomer prims of this confection, and this version is bestrewn with lush strawberries in the dark fabric. The outfit comes with a bra and a corset and shorts with or without garters. (Available at Kat's Albero shop)

I'm wearing it with blood. The Den-Dou CSR skin comes in three styles, a no-blood, medium blood, and damn-you're-a-messy-eater variety. I've had a small obsession with True Blood lately, and the last variety totally looks like some of the scenes... My child is talking my ear off, so I'll leave it at that. (CSR information)

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(SLURLs here)
***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum ruined ballet hair in rock blood -- I am still confused about how to get this hair. I think it's in Helena's shop now, but for a while it was in a contest.
***Choker: Skanks R Us choked heart choker (red)
***Earring: Canimal Flesh Tunnel Earrings
***Blood: from hya's 4th rez-day party
***Eyes: Den-dou glance eyes /light grey
***Boots: Rebel Hope Designs Milan Suede Scrunch Boots
***Outfit: *katat0nik* (black) strawberry cream outfit
***Skin: Den-dou vampire skin Mona /Dawn2