Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy anniversary, Hal*Hina!

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Everything that I'm wearing is from Hal*Hina's second anniversary lucky bag "D". I like them all, but the D bag -- skin, hair, dress, and shoes -- especially suits my avatar. I've always thought of Hal*Hina skins as having enormously impressive boob shading -- this generation of skins is toned down, which is good in its own way. The more delicate boob shading compliments the glossy tones of the makeup, and the whole avatar is so cute I want her to be in a shoujo manga. Oops -- the shoulder ruffles are from lucky bag "B". (You can find this at Hal*Hina -- in the square in front of the shop!)

The Lucky Bag sale ends Sunday at 23:59 JPT, according to Beanie.

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Pluchritudinous in mauve?

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Heh. I'm counting all of the things in these two outfits that were inspired by Miss Beanie, and it comes down to: The hair (from Hair [OH]), the skin (from Mother Goose), the socks (from +mocha+), and some of the jewelry (from MANDALA). Thanks! All of these items really enrich my Second Life! The poses are all from the Festivale Poop Hunt.

The two gowns are from *katat0nik* (the cute little babydoll) and Evie's Closet (the elegantly floofy one). Both of these dresses seemed to call for lots of lovely jewelry today -- I guess I was in the mood for it. The interesting thing about the line of large frocks is that all of the attention goes to the head, as if a woman's upper body is on a pedestal. This makes the perfect setting for necklaces, bracelets, gloves, a skillfully tousled updo... With babydolls, the focus is on the legs. I decided to show off more of Tesla's new beautifully made clogs (which remind me so much of the Clark's that I wear every day IRL).

I woke up at 4 AM with a totally clogged nose. At least the cold is working it's way out!

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***Hair: Hair [OH] Oh my princess - BL
***Other hair: Hair [OH] Oh my honey - BL
***Flower: /artilleri/ rose hair flower *red*
***Outfit: Evie's Closet Melusine - Blood
***Other Outfit: *katat0nik* (dk pink) S&S dress
***Skin: Mother Goose's mary Pale_cigarette_01
***Tattoo: KANIVAL TATTOO 84. Chaos Blood
***Bracelets: MANDALA Takara Bangle Zebra Fur Set
***Necklace: Perturb/ation Suggestive Necklace / black
***Other necklace: MANDALA Lotus Necklace / Black
***Hand thingies: Perturb/ation ToRiCo armband - black
***Earrings: U&R DOGS Cinderella Pierced Earrings - store freebie
***Other bracelets: U&R DOGS Myrten Bracelet and Pause Bracelet (camp chair item)
***Shoes: TESLA - Klaks Clogs *raspberry*
***Socks: +mocha+ - Loose Socks - Plain Dirty [Red]
***Poses: LAP from the poop hunt. (see my pose sidebar)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh, poop

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Dove Swanson, the lovely woman smeared in shit (above), is throwing a Festivale-wide hunt named The greatest poop hunt of all time. I admit to you now that I'm not a huge fan of poop: I've put in three years of baby diapers, and I've seen it all. That being said, the quality of the poses (boy poses!) and hair (Tiny Bird hair!) and various other items (furniture! art! clothing!) made me trek over and ... scoop some poop. (SLURL to Festivale here -- the sim's probably slammed, just be patient.)

I admit that I gagged once or twice. I'm an imaginative person, and clicking on large steaming turds made me remember the dark years of pre-potty-trained child. However, the whole point of the hunt (Dove said) was to make people laugh -- at themselves, at Second Life, at first life. Fine! So I philosophically contemplated shit, and remembered these fine lines from Michael Franti:

Love is the shit that makes life bloom ~
You never know when you might step in it.


Despite my child's foul bottom, I love the kid. We even have a Thai endearment that refers to this: Thut Muk (stinky bottom). My mom still calls me this. Thanks for the trip down shit lane, Dove. (Or is it a trip up shit creek?)

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Go away cold

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Pardon me while I stare at myself in boy-shape for a second... Ok, sparkly or not, this is a niiiice suit. Doc Eldritch made the Dark Wedding suit for people who might want a slightly less traditional wedding outfit, one that could be used for other occasions too. I think I'll keep boy-me in it to just...hang out. And garden. And...get perved on by myself. (Fine, I fail, I'm perving on my own male av. It's something about the bum-enhancing formal tails!)

You can see AnaLu looking sexy in the women's version of this suit over here.

The white shirt with shoulder sash totally reminds me of Luke Skywalker for some reason. I was always more of a Luke girl than a Han girl, so this works out just fine. There are other options -- a vest, a waist sash. Check them out for yourself at the store. (SLURL to Doc Eldritch Designs).

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***Earrings: FlipSide earset2
***Piercings: FlipSide FF10 Piercings
***Skin: Den-Dou Vampire Skin -Light /Dawn1 & Vampire Eyes /Gold
***Hair: UncleWeb Rouvel Hair type-B size-S Angel Shine (CSR hair)
***Shoes: Mako Magellan's Wing Tip Shoes
***Outfit: Doc Eldritch Designs Dark Wedding

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oatmeal from heck

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I used up all of my posting energy this morning over here on the Free*Style blog. The above photo is an outtake -- credits are over there. Mff. Now I'm going back to sleep. (Stupid cold.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Penelope in Starlight

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What's that above? Why, it's my newly messed-with Another Skin. The new Starlight series are lovely, and Eloh has provided a tutorial that allowed even me to create my own makeup. It's a matter of coloring a layer here and there, and it's so easy that even a total n00b like myself felt competent. (If you like the Another Skin makeup that I'm wearing, just poke me in-world and I'll send you the skin. :D )

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The dress is new from (Elate!) -- it's actually a pretty two-toned outfit that converts into a shirt as well, but I'm wearing the all-black dress option. I love the mottled skirt, and the shirt is hand-drawn in graceful folds (SLURL to Elate!). A little black dress is great for showing off jewelry, too. I'm wearing bits of the new sets from Zaara, the awesome Vyomini wrapped chain and the Pallay bracelets (SLURL to Zaara). The necklace is the Ghost Ankh one from Otaku Designs (SLURL to Otaku Designs).

Please note that there are two new photo competitions going on:
* Sorcerer's Staff from Studio Sidhe
* MichaMi Flickr Contest

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(More SLURLs here)
***Eyes: Den-Dou Vampire Eyes / Black
***Hair: Deviant Kitties Ellie White
***Skin: Another Skin Starlight w/ dark makeup mod (poke me if you want this, I'll give it to you)
***Pierce: FlipSide FF10 Piercings
***Bows: Schadenfreude Electro-cute hairbows
***Boots: J's Thigh High Boots
***Dress: (Elate!) Penelope in black/white
***Bracelets: Zaara Pallav clear bracelet and Vyomini chained bracelet *onyx-silver*
***Necklace: Otaku Designs Ghost Ankh Necklace

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Unbuckle, unbuckle, unbuckle

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I'm sleepy and eating the deadly stomach-killing combination of coffee and cold pizza. I remember living on this in college, what happened to my metabolism, damnit? Anyway. This 6:30 AM wake-up-call for my kid's school is rather rough. Who decided that school should begin so early anyway? Some agrarian ancestors? Come on, doods, we no longer have to get up at four to milk the damned cows...

I digress. Boy Acha is wearing a great coat, new from Curious Kitties. Woe betide anyone that wants to take that coat off of him, it'll be a good hour of unbuckling. SLURL to Curious Kitties. (Girl me got to pose with Boy Allegory last night. *swoon!*)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Nails: Schadenfreude silver glitter manicure
***Earrings: FlipSide earset 2
***Pierce: FlipSide FF10 piercings pt1
***Skin: Den-Dou Vampire skin - Light- Dawn 1
***Eyes: Den-Dou Vampire Eyes /Gold
***Hair: Uncle Web Jin Hair 02 mesh black 05
***Shoes: Curious Kitties Kawan Boots
***Pants: Curious Kitties Kawan Pants
***Coat: Curious Kitties Multi Feathered Skull Coat + Shirt Set Black

Monday, August 24, 2009

They're a bit itchy

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Happy Monday! My Monday was definitely made better by the new Toxic Fey silk set from Dark Eden (which is not just for girls, as Winter Jefferson proved). I was up at the crack of dawn to get my daughter ready for her first day of pre-k, and I'm still completely shellshocked. Who thought it was fun to make school start at 8 AM, anyway? Despite that, my daughter was totally cute in her little pink outfit and lunchbox, and I admit that I teared up.

There's something about tightly bound up fairies that makes me feel as if there is justice in the world -- or perhaps I've been watching too many Tinker Bell Adventures. The little blights most definitely deserve this sort of treatment, and it takes a special kind of magic to catch and tame them into clothing. I'm wearing this with Sari's Pin the Tail dreads (I love all of her dreadlocks!), a new Frick skin, and the HUZ ugra tattoo. That's really quite enough for one outfit, eh? The silk kind of speaks for itself. (SLURL to Dark Eden) (SLURL to Sari's) (SLURL to Frick) (SLURL to HUZ).

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(SLURLs here)
***Eyes: Den-Dou Vampire Eyes Grey & Black
***Hair: Sari's Pin the Tail Dreads brown
***Skin: Frick Sarabande - Goth - Color Lip
***Earrings: TheCloset featherearrings
***Pierces: Atomic Piercing Bridge work (full face)
***Tattoos: HUZ Ugra - Faded
***Outfit: Dark Eden Toxic Fey Mega Set in Dirt Grunge color
***Sandals: Wild Style Fashions Ladies Toga Sandals

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Severe in Severin

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When ~silentsparrow~ releases something, I tend to drop everything and hop on over to see. In this case, it's a suit for men and women that is SHINY, as they say in Firefly. I mention Firefly because the Severin Suit reminds me very much of something formal and space-opera-esque with its fluffy lapels, rumpled pants, and bevy of shirt, jacket and jabot options. In fact, the jabots are just perfect, light around the edges and naturally textured to accent the scooped neck of the shirt. The pants come in dark and two-toned, and the tails are inlayed with a flash of vibrant, silky color that sets off our avatars' perfect legs. (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~).

Oh, that helmet? Another Fade Dana (Hat Mechanic) masterpiece, the Jet Head. It comes with optional goggles and a mouth-mask, and really suited my vision of a Steampunk space opera perfectly. Now I'm going to send boy-Acha off to fight a certain dual regarding honor, and I deny that Elusyve is involved. (SLURL to Hat Mechanic).

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(SLURLS here)
***Eyes: Beloved Scheelite Eyes - large
***Shoes: J's WesternBoots
***Skin: TheAbyss Scorpio Dystopia
***Gloves: Magika Electrical Tape Gloves
***Hat: Fade Dana Jet Head Red
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ Severin Suit (blood) with the boy's prims.

Arisu in Wonderland

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"Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I?"

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When the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it.

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"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.


Credits:
***Parasol: Kahiro Watanabe Light Blue Japanese Umbrella (XStreet)
***Hair: /artilleri/ myst in caramel
***Headband: Japancakes Flower Headband (I fear this store is no more :( )
***Skin: Curious Kitties Sajiahar in blueberry
***Outfit: Sweetaholic Shunon#Blue
***Poses: TorridWear Paraplu AO
***Bunneh: *kurotsubaki* usagi_chair