Saturday, September 19, 2009

Moaning of the barrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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I almost forgot that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. After photographing as a jewelry mannequin this morning, I pondered what to wear. "Wear the new Anubis tattoo in sepia with the Ryou suit in rust," hyasynth suggested. I did so, adding some Gritty Kitty hair, and realized that - ARRRRRR - I looked like a gorgeous Autumnal pirate! Lucky for me (and all of us), there's a good reason to be a pirate today.

Whenever I'm a pirate, I put on the Ana_Mations Cane AO -- I guess I've got this strange conception that pirates are probably mostly lame (from scurvy, frostbite, blunderbuss shots), and the Cane AO suits the pirate within. The tattoo makes me ponder that I've been to faraway lands. Perhaps some of the Egyptians hiding in the maze beneath the ~silentsparrow~ skating pond captured me and inscribed me with the symbols of their gods? As always, the mind creatively boggles. The photos are from Black Spot Shipyard, an absolutely gorgeous sim. (Buy your own ship here!)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Eye patch: Kumaki Glasses K*M Snail Eyepatch
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Bilirubin - rusty
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan China White - mourna autumn
***Nails: Schadenfreude Copper Glitter Manicure
***Pierce: ellabella TriCog Lip Lovin'
***Necklace & earrings: bliensen + MaiTai BottleTop Choker & earrings
***Boots: ~ First Flower ~ Hex Boots Pumpking Orange
***Suit: ~silentsparrow~ (rust) ryou suit
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ the song of anubis tattoo (faded) sepia
***AO: Ana_mations CaneAO

Jewelry Expo: Puarangi and Magpie*

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If I only had a brain... I was humming this song when I donned the Limited Edition Tin Man necklace (above) and ruby slipper earrings from Puarangi Designs. There's always a good reason to wear a charming necklace like this one, especially on those low-brain days! It comes from Hibiscus Flossberg's Puarangi Designs, (at Winter Booth 1).

I'm always delighted when a blogger turns designer, and I adore the items that the talented blogger Nissa Nightfire sent from her Magpie* jewelry line. The colors are bright and the designs are eye-catching and carefully rendered. Below are her Beaded Key Necklace in green-purple, Gear earrings in black-red and orange-pink, and Gear flower collar in ruby-black and orange-pink. You can find them (at Autumn Booth 4).

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(More SLURLs here)
***Skins: B@R Mannequin skin in black/grey with mannequin hair (for the black photo
***Outfits: MichaMi Carmela Bustier in Black / Anouka jumpsuit in grey
***Grey hair: Novocaine Antoinette in grey

Friday, September 18, 2009

The house began to pitch

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Happy 50L Friday, happy Cioccolato festival, and happy Jewelry Fair! I have to run shortly, but I do have this to say: floating bunny "Paz" dispensers make me happy. It's from the Cioccolato (Gacha Festival).

The witch hat is from Balderdash -- new for the Jewelry Fair. Saiyge is at Winter, Booth 20. And the pretty pretty dress is a 50L Friday offering by *katat0nik* (SLURL to *katat0nik* here). And that about sums up my morning's adventures...

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(More SLURLs here)
***Hair: -Hiccup Nerd Swept Burgundy
***Skin: SPskin kawaii apricot / Kirakira eye
***Boots: J's goth ribbon laceupboots black
***Dress: *katat0nik* (white) strawberry dollie dress
***Hat: Balderdash - AmuckAmuckAmuck! hat
***Mouth thingie: KUE! Fruity Drink - lemon - Cioccolata gatcha festival item
***Bunny pez: KUE! PAZ candy container: bunny - float - Cioccolata gatcha festival item

Jewelry Expo Preview: Violet Voltaire

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Violet Voltaire figured out a way to turn her Second Life creativity into first life creativity by starting a jewelry business. I love her FL stuff, but I'm so very happy that she's back to creating for SL too. In honor of the Jewelry Expo (today through Sept. 27), she's created two new sets.

My bottom photo shows Violet Voltaire's Love in a Void sets in black and white. It comes with a necklace and bracelets. The top two photos show some of Violet Voltaire's Doll Face sets with different cameo Kewpie doll faces (in Chola, Goth, Harajuku, Punk, and Steampunk). I've shown the Chola, Goth and Steampunk in this post... Go see these at her booth! Find SLURLs to the expo here at this post.

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(More SLURLs here)
***Eyes: Den-dou vampire eyes /black
***Hairs: Ingenue Diva Silvery White / Black
***Skins: Frick Noir Smudged Goth - Nude Lip / Plastik BaelElven - Jett - Scales
***Dress: (Haunted Zuzu) Black Butterfly Dress
***Wings: Material Squirrel Sparrow Wings - flexi - white/black

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fluff and rainbows

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I remember that in 1986, I wore a cute bubble-hem dress just like the /artilleri/ Kitty dress to a friend's Senior Banquet. I was so shy and dorky that I spent much of my time staring around at everyone from behind my glasses, and I looked much like Sarah Jessica Parker from Square Pegs... Years later, I'm much the same, only mediated by the computer screen (we all have a veneer of social grace here!). It's also better when you can hide behind an avatar. (SLURL to /artilleri/)

My facial piercings are from .:ellabella:. -- Ellantha's first group gift was an adorable little rainbow dangle, and she worked hard on this set to update the motif. The set comes with a full-face version, and then individual parts so that people can fit them any way that they want. I also love that her main shop is in ancient Rome. (SLURL to ellabella)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Dress: /artilleri/ Kitty dress *black*
***Hair: 69 Miliyah - lightcharcoal
***Bow: Honey Kitty Lolita Ribbon store gift
***Shoes: First Flower hoya strapped ebony black
***Necklace: Schadenfreude Electro-cute necklace
***Socks: Hanauta flower socks black
***Shirt: Schadenfreude white oxford shirt
***Piercings: ellabella No Rain Here full facial piercings
***Skin: Tuli Hope (goth) 09 PU
***Eyes: Endeavor Twinkle eyes M 09

Jewelry Expo Preview: Shine and Bliensen+MaiTai

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Today I bring you more sparkly things (and I'm not talking about Winter's personal massager). These items are by Shine (above) and Bliensen+MaiTai (below) for the Jewelry Expo (happening September 18-27). Shine has produced two gorgeous necklaces, the Geheimnis (left) and Sassafras set (right). Both sets fit the neck perfectly, dropping in thick, eye-catching loops to gather asymmetrically in pretty clasps. The Geheimnis necklace is even a dollarbie! (Brandy, you're nuts!)

Below are some of the many combinations of the new sets from Bliensen+MaiTai. The Naiade set (below, top picture, left) has pearls, chains and leaf-shaped gemstones descending from the ears and wrist and neck... This set too is asymmetrical, a slide of leaves for your inner fae. The Polly's embroidery set (below, top picture, right) in -colors- has such pretty vintage prints on the cameos that you've got to zoom in for a closeup. The Hilde's embroidery set (scripted) comes with color-changing bits, and both of these have bracelets that go with them. More gorgeous work from Plurabelle! (Both the embroidery sets come with scripted and -color- options, and bracelets. It's just hard to show it all!)

Good luck tomorrow, jewelers! (And ohoho, a Violet Voltaire preview later tonight.)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum ruined ballet - black
***Dress: MichaMi Afton Dress in black
***Eyes: Endeavor Twinkle Eyes
***Skin: Plastik BaelElven-Jett-Plain

SES: [BUBU] Army

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It's been some time since I stepped out onto the blogging field, but I'm back in action and packing a punch with my review of the [BUBU] Army. Thanks again to Ach for letting me tread through here!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jewelry Expo Preview: Sable Rose

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I'm pleased to tease you today with the Sable Rose Zydeco Ladies Twisted Strand Jewelry sets in black (above) and light (below). The set comes with earrings, bracelets, and a necklace, and the effect is beautifully realized. The triple varicolored strands are set with a cameo broach that lies right over the collarbone cleft. The bracelets echo the twined strands in a smaller size, and the earrings drop to tap the skin below the lobe. So delicate and pretty! This will be available at the Jewelry Expo (September 18 - 27).

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(More SLURLs here)
***Hair: WildO Ballerina black
***Coat: SLink Revolution coat in black
***Eyes: ENDEAVOR twinkle eyes party night
***Skin: Plastik BaelElven-Jett-Cateye

Do ya do ya wanna

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Hang onto your metrosexuality, boys, because Schadenfreude has come out with a new line of makeup. Yes, makeup. Yes, for boys. It's so bright and shiny and glam that even boy-me insisted upon something pale and manly to wear with it. I decided that I'd finally succumb to the lure of the new Aoharu line, and got this nice white coat and pants, a neutral palate for all this color.

I love how unabashedly brilliant the eyes and lips are. I actually had to make my male shape's lips thinner, because lipstick on the very generous line of the Parachute lips made him look, well, like a crossdresser. Thinned out, his lips are bold and manly instead of c***s******* (*cough*). Find these awesome makeups (here at Schadenfreude), and the coat and pants (over at Aoharu).

** Another challenge! Which clique were you in, in high school? -- I'll do this later! **

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(More SLURLs here)
***Skins: Schadenfreude Cameo orpheus diamond dogs sapphire, ruby, onyx, gold; and Schadenfreude Cameo Orpheus Rock&Roll Suicide Silver, Orange, Gold, Cyan.
***Hair: Schadenfreude Vernoique in grey
***Earrings: FlipSide earset2
***Nose chain: FlipSide nose/mouth to ear chain, silver
***Tank: /artilleri/ skull tank top
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Laudanum white
***Tattoo: Hybrid Stripe Tattoos black
***Pants: Aoharu 2WayPants White
***Jacket: Aoharu BT_W LeatherRidersJK Zac White

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jewelry Expo Preview: Kunstkammer

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I love the Jewelry Expo (September 18 - 27). Creators seem to excel at this event, and every year there are several amazing offerings that leap off the vendors and into my pocketses. My preciousss... Kunstkammer's creations this year include the Black Forest Suite (above), the Carnival Earrings in Fae (below, right) and Diamond and Mokume Gane Pendant Set (below, left). ...They're bloody gorgeous. I can't wait for the fair!

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(More SLURLs here)
***Hair: Junwave Shell Snail Black
***Eyes: B@R mannequin skin black eyes
***Corset: Vintage crimson shadow corset by Draconic Kiss
***Skin: plastik baelelven Jett Plain

Behind the mule

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Ezura has recently put out the Fuego set. ...Heh. The word 'Fuego' brings back memories of my first week in Second Life. On n00b island, someone handed me the Fuego! gesture -- if you wore it and said Fuego!, you'd burst into flames. Then you'd have to say it again to turn the gesture off. I had much fun with this in Caledon dances... But yes, back to the present, I am unable to see flames on the dress but I still find it lovely in a steampunk cabaret way. The outfit comes with a less revealing skirt, but I wore this one to sneak in the ~silentsparrow~ lepidoptera tattoos that I've been wearing all week. I love this tattoo set, and the colorful fatpack is extremely reasonable. (SLURL to Ezura), (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~).

In other news, I was on Fabulous Fashion TV again last night, after a long, early day of teaching. I have a vague memory of daring Angie Morningstar to wear Tomo's rose eyepatch the next time she hosts... You can eventually download the video from the archive here, if you wanna, and I'll be in the last nine minutes.

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(More SLURLs here)
***Piercings: FlipSide Mouth Attach 5, nose attach 1
***Choker: Balderdash Patience Choker in Tigerseye
***Boots: J's Side Lace-up thigh boots
***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ lepidoptera tattoos in (ash)
***Outfit: ezura Fuego Velvet + Lace *Rusty
***Hair: (Junwave) punk Girl *black*
***Skin: Tuli Hope (goth) natural PU group gift

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Bonus photo: Antonia Marat was kind enough to come see me last night -- look at her (kinda cool) crutch AO! Poor avvie!

Monday, September 14, 2009

SLTV & me

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I'm on Fabulous Fashion TV tonight, talking about Gritty Kitty, The Stringer Mausoleum, Hat Mechanic, and Little Boy Blue. Catch it here tomorrow in video form. ♥

Tough as dreads

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This tiny dress is by Sangre Noir -- it comes in a vaguely modest version with lace up to the neck, and the skirt is so short that without adding bloomers, my bum was saucily sticking out. It's an adorable dress, and my modest avatar decided to put the Niniko group gift bloomers on beneath it so that she wasn't giving a free show. (Nope, she charges at least 10L for that kind of view!) The other gothy offerings at Sangre Noir are worth a look, too. (SLURL to Sangre Noir) The rest of this outfit was slowly dragged on after class. I admit that after I'm done with class, everything else leaves my brain entirely, so I stare at my inventory going: eh? Who? ...I taught comprehension today via Lil'Wayne lyrics. Hey, whatever works.

P.S. -- Oy, people who run the Shopaholic Feed. My blog keeps getting randomly booted, with posts disappearing and such. What's goin' on?

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(More SLURLs here)
***Collar: Philotic Energy Evolution Bleeding Heart Collar - Red
***Hat: Lico Lico 003 CrossMiniHat (group gift @ the store)
***Jewelry: SPICA wood cross, bracelet and earrings
***Piercings: Deviant Kitties Grunt set
***Boots: *katat0nik* Ghostfire boots (red/black)
***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ (dusk) belladonna:lepidoptera
***Pants: NINIKO DENIM group gift pants
***Hair: JUNWAVE EMMY Atype *black*
***Shirt: Sangre Noir 9 in black
***Skin: MIASNOW skin - rainbow goth 4 *dk brow

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Apples and a juicebox

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This morning I was the happy recipient of a bunch of new stuff from !Ohmai, a shop by my talented fellow blogger Anya Ohmai. Her clothing shop is in Creator's Pavilion, a primarily Japanese sim, and I can tell why. Her sensibility is sculpted and light and baggy and high-waisted and 80s-inspired in the cutest possible ways, very much in line with current trends in Japanese fashion. (SLURL to !Ohmai)

I put a Steampunk spin on these clothes and added some scarves from the new scarf, purse and belt shop named Puddles. I like the flyaway line of these scarves, and the soft colors. My avvie is all set to jet off in her airship... (SLURL to Puddles).

I haven't entered this yet, but Teagan has put out a Science Fiction blogger challenge -- her outfit is really evocative. C'mon Grady Echegaray, I know you wanna.

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(More SLURLs here)
***Boots: J's goth ribbon laceupboots (brown)
***Hat and goggles: Hat Mechanic Stitched Medusa
***Tights: petit Ange knit tights brown
***Tattoo: Sprawl the Sprocket (ancient)
***Dresses: !Ohmai Miss Thumbelina [gildedgold], Emma's Ruffles [coffeecompany]
***Scarves: Puddles Montreal scarf rosy, Halifax scarf stone
***Skin: Plastik baelelven-spec.ed.apricot-nouveau

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Bonus Photo! Ulaa Coronet, waiting for the ~silentsparrow~ lucky bird