Saturday, November 14, 2009

A fine set of beads

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When Roslin Petion was in my skybox to photograph for the Support the Designers series, she was wearing long, sculpted strands of hair. "I love !lamb so much," she said. She looked great in !lamb hair, so I wandered my way over to peek at it. I ended up buying all of the short hairstyles, partly because I'm a p**** at photographing !lamb's long hair; it takes a while to find just the right pose that doesn't clash with other prims. I'm totally in love with the soft textures of the short hair, and I love the shape of the updo, very funky and interesting.

I'm also wearing an old limited edition necklace from Balderdash. Please to notice the delicacy of the prim-work -- how the heck does Saiyge do it? She must be going blind like an 18th century tailor. The skin is from Exodi. I love that Ryker has made a more gothic makeup for a darker skin tone. It's so glamorous that I had to glam up the rest of the outfit (the Acha touch is in the cute snowflake stockings).

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***Eyes: CS Mirror Gray (I stole these from Terry!)
***Bracelet: Balderdash Patience - Tigereye; Rosary on the hand
***Stockings: Rebel X Snowflake Sheer Socks
***Jewelry set: Balderdash Oz Annivesary Limited Edition jewelry, strange as angels
***Hair: !lamb Babys on Fire - Ink
***Skin: Exodi Sienna Soleil - Paparazzi (Dk/C)
***Dress: Plastik Shredder Mini-Black
***Boots: J's Thigh high boots - black

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sweater set

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I love 50L Fridays -- it totally gives me something to look forward to Friday mornings! Before I went out I put together a look for my boy avatar, and liked it so much I thought I'd photograph it. He's in two new sweaters from Nomine -- the Otto sweater (which is inspired by a gay zombie movie, or so someone told me), and this lovely versatile henley. I think both of these would look dead sexy without a shirt on underneath, but my boy avvie was feeling a little shy and nerdy today… When I picked up these amazing scarves from /artilleri/ I put them right on. I love the colors and the masterful sculpting, and stripes totally go with stripes.

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One outfit:
***Scarf: 50L Friday (today!) /artilleri/ Taylor scarf stripes (chest) *peach/yellow*
***Sweater: Nomine Otto Sweater - no undershirt
***Shirt: Shai Nehru Dress Shirt White
***Skin: Plastik Vaelian Ember Freck Feral
***Pants: Hasendow trousers white (without belt)
***Shape: Rock Candy Kiba Male Shape
***Glasses: Gritty Kitty DuckLips Glasses
***Earrings: FlipSide earset2
***Bracelet: (Silver Wheel) Undertaker
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Flare Oxfords in black
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Hoke Troika in black

Other outfit:
***Pants: /artilleri/ Burt jeans in gray
***Muffs: /artilleri/ 50L Friday (today!) Knit earmuffs *red*
***Scarf: /artilleri/ Taylor scarf STRIPES (chest) *red/aqua*
***Sweater: Nomine Male Henly - red
***Poses by Voga

Thursday, November 12, 2009

LotBaN - Fall Rebel

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Rush, rush, rush-
It's not the sound of eager holiday shoppers, but rustling leaves, whipping wind, bushels of apples, and racing daylight. Read more about my embrace of fall here, on Lifestyles of the Broke and Notorious!

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With all the people running about TEMPURA, I'm surprised I didn't bump into Ach while I was there. Least the deer posed nicely. :P

Staining my satin green

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I'm working on my in-world photography again, this time in a way that's difficult to screw up -- with a background of Oubliette, and in an Evie's Closet dress. I applied a photoshop filter to these photographs just to see how pretty I could make them; please go to the shop to see the exact shade of the gown's green. Oubliette is gorgeously autumnal! I wonder if the sim will freeze over again for winter time & Saiyge's birthday. Evie's new gown is just right for a dark elf, opulently skirted with falls and drapes of fabric just everywhere.

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***Skin & Ears: Plastik Animalistic Elven Ears - Jett; Plastik Bael Elven Jett Stain
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Estampie in moss velvet
***Jewelry: Balderdash Rosary on the hand
***Gown: Evie's Closet Elizabeth Gown - Green
***Hair: Sky Everett Designs Lady Sophia Black

Petite Tetons

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I am enamoured of Ryker Beck's Exodi Sienna Vivante Studio skin. The makeup is barely there, the skin tone exotic like an Egyptian, and the trace of liner on the lower lid of the eye gives focus to the face. It makes me feel polished yet bare at the same time, and I can't help wondering what it would look like on drop-dead gorgeous avvies such as Berry. (Now I'll go stalk her Flickr.)

I also love this snuggly new dress from (Elate!), the Tuli. The warmth of the brown knit snuggles up over my neck, which is just my mood for this cold November day in Florida (it hit 55 degrees! Brrr!).

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***Lip ring: ellabella TriCog lip lovin'
***Armband: Bliensen + MaiTai Industrial Revolution
***Tattoo: CSBA Dragonfly lower
***Eyes: Exodi Look Ito My (hazel)
***Skin: Exodi Sienna Vivante - Studio (lt)
***Outfit: (Elate!) Tuli (Burnt Orange)
***Shoes: *Kookie* Pomski Coffee Candy Boots - 50L Friday item
***Hair: Sari's Wild Bunch Dreads
***Earrings: Uzuri Kipepeo Earrings

Grand Tetons

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I'm an understated kind of avatar, but even I can't help noticing how omfg sexxeh my girl looks in this shirt. It's a new shirt from Plastik with built-in prim boobs, and while the idea of prim boobs normally makes me laugh, I am (as ever) in awe of Aikea's ability to execute her art. Those prim boobs don't look as though I've taped orb prims to my body. Instead, they look like I'm actually packin' some hefty milk jugs (but just don't make me take off my shirt). I also love the intricacy of her fabric.

In order to cute-ify the massive boobs, I've put my avatar into Nomine's doll skin. Now she kind of looks like a cyberpunk sex android. (I blame you for this idea, you know who you are.) I also love my group gift gauntlets from Curious Kitties (sized for male avvies) and my beautifully textured posture collar from Hat Mechanic.


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***Eyes: Plastik Jerusalem BlueBrown
***Skin: Nomine peach dollskin seamed - vamp
***Collar: Hat Mechanic Frag Head Collar I
***Skirt: Plastik StrappyBodysuit - leatherblack
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ crowjane tattoo
***BOOBIE TEE: Plastik Tomboy Tee Reverb
***Gloves: Curious Kitties group gift cyber gloves
***Hair: Gauze Sadie in black
***Boots: Gauze Eclipse Boots

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Melting



Study and read the textbook

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I'm sitting here blogging while my students are taking an exam. The room is full of anxiety, so my outfit is going to be happy instead. Imagine my joy when I logged into SL today and saw that J's has produced their awesome thigh boots in many different colors. I asked my plurk friends to tell me not to get the fatpack, but they were totally too slow to respond. Now I own many warm-colored thigh boots, and (with small breaks as boy-me) I'll probably wear them until they smell.

More joy: a group-gift skin by Tuli (I love the softly smudged lower lip), hair by fri.day (I blame Sakuradawn for turning me on to this store), and a new adorable dress by Katat0nik. The bum-ruffle version goes so well with the thigh-boots! Now back to staring at my kids slog through my exam.

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***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ (robin) belladonna:lepidoptera, (fairy) upper A and lower
***Eyes: Plastik JadedCollection Anyia Samhain
***Boots: J's Thigh High boots in Bordeaux
***Skin: Tuli Bella (tanned/br) group gift skin
***Hair: fri.day Deena Jealous Red
***Outfit: *katat0nik* (pink) Le Milkshake Dress

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SteamPINK

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I'm wearing a preview of a Fade Dana/Hat Mechanic hat that's not quite out yet, when it is (shortly), pick it up at the SLURL below. I like best about Fade's stuff that it combines a dangerous aesthetic with, say, the color pink. And feathers. And blood. Creativity lies at the juncture of discourse, and she's definitely a liminal kind of girl! The dress by my dearest platonic partner Miss Katat0nik is another of those pokemon-esque Wish dresses (gotta catch 'em all!), this one available at Starlust. Pink and purple in ONE DRESS can't go wrong, or so my daughter says (and I agree). The skin is from Idiosyncrasy -- I love the lush quality of this line, even in the understated makeups. Can you tell I'm over-caffeinated? ILU ALL.

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***Boots: (Shiny Things) Chunky Ribbon Boots - pink
***Eyes: Plastik JadedCollection Anyja Samhain
***Tattoo: EtchD Fingerpaints top
***Dress: *katat0nik* (purple/pink) Wish Dress @ Starlust
***Hat: Hat Mechanic Frag-head (horns option) & Collar II
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Bubble Gum in Purple
***Skin: Idiosyncrasy Mia Exotic 5

What's under that skirt, eh?

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hyasynth added to her pretty sets of separates with a number of skirts. The Gloomy series are shrugs, pants, corsets and skirts that can be bought individually in a range of colors and shapes. My girl avatar purchased the pack of skirts and immediately spotted the kilt. "Ooh. Bet the boy avatar would look good in that!" I'm wearing it with the gorgeous Strigoi oxford from Schadenfreude, and hya had the lovely idea to put her Burton-esque shrug over it for a subtle pattern on the fabric. You can see how nice hya looks in the kilt over here!

There was some question about what boy-me is wearing under that kilt. Some questions are best left up to the imagination, eh? ;)

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***Skin: Plastik Vaelian Ember Freck Feral
***Boots: J's Engineer Long Boots
***Pouch: Hybrid Shuriken Pouch - black
***Earrings: FlipSide Earset2
***Socks: Schadenfreude Green Blue Purple Knit Stripey Socks
***Hair: Miau Haus Donovan Hair JuicyPurple
***Skirt: ~silentsparrow~ Gloomy kilt in lime
***Shrug: ~silentsparrow~ (bruise) Gloomy shrug
***Shirt: Schadenfreude Strigoi Oxford

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rue for the wedding guests

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I love it when a designer that I haven't worn before pokes me with a review pack. In this case, Uzuri is a well-known ethnic jewelry, skin and clothing store -- I simply hadn't worn them! I took a peek at the clothing and pondered to myself that it wasn't quite the dark brocaded etc. style that my avatar tends to sport, but it was absolutely fun trying to figure out how to give this outfit my own look. The quality is unmistakeable, the prims actually fit my avatar without much tweaking and the fabric was nicely designed and shaded. The sandals were well made as well, and I absolutely love the ethnic jewelry; these items will sneak into many an outfit.

I made the outfit my own with this lovely wild dark hair from SLink and the chunky, spiky bracelet from Kunstkammer. The hair is the Ophelia II, nice and wet from a flower-laden dip in a swiftly moving stream. The bracelet is Kunstkammer's Glamazon, extra-pokey for bashing people out of the way at lucky chairs.

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***Chest tattoo: I (heart) Rien Imagine
***Skin: *blowpop* N2 Elizabeth - tone B - 10.2 Vapor 2
***Bracelet: Kunstkammer Glamazon Studded Cuff - Gunmetal (color changing script)
***Necklace, earrings: Uzuri Bahari Necklace, Kipepeo earrings
***Pants: Uzuri Harem Pants (black)
***Top: Uzuri Malkia Top (black)
***Sandals: Uzuri Uhuru Sandals (black)
***Eyes: Uzuri clever black eyes
***Hair: SLink Ophelia II

Such gorgeous Greed

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Have you been to the sim GREED yet? It's the new home of Amerie and Shop Sey and a host of other former iTuTu designers. The sim is gorgeous, tree-strewn, cobbled, and landscaped to provide vistas for photographers. It makes even a shitty-arse in-world photographer like myself look good! I trod the stone-paved streets in a new Ivalde outfit, the checkered Roberta suit, and felt like an escapee from an Ocean's movie.

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***Glasses: /artilleri/ Onyxia sunglasses *red*
***Scarf: *Muism* Crinkle scarf red
***Socks: Rosso*scull-beiju 1
***Skin: *blowpop* N2 Elizabeth - tone D- 10.2 Vapor 2
***Shoes: SLink Felicia Capped Stiletto black
***Hair: YunA's Hair Meisie Chesnut
***Outfit: Ivalde Roberta checkered

Sunday, November 8, 2009

So Many Snowflakes

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I'm kind of in orange withdrawal, but the change in season (in Second Life anyway) is totally giving me an excuse to wear warm, hefty things, like this soft-looking dress from So Many Styles. Something this cute needed pointy hair to balance it out, so I put on this great style from The Stringer Mausoleum. I'm wearing it with adorable dark lolita wristicuffs from Ezura and a posture collar that will be out soon from Hat Mechanic, accessories to harden up the softest of winter wear.

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***Eyes: CS Eyes - Mirror Gray
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Skullyearrings
***Shoes: Nightshade Designs Whimsy Walk
***Stockings: Sn@tch black nylon fishnets
***Posture collar: An unreleased test one from Fade that will be out sonly.
***Skin: *blowpop* N2 Elizabeth - tone A - 7.2 Periwinkle 2
***Cuffs: ezura Lolita Crown Black Cuffs
***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum Hoodoo Nickle
***Outfit: So Many Styles Sorrow Dress in Grey

Boy in bright black

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I accidentally slept ten hours and have that glittery overslept thing going on. I hopped into Second Life this morning to find my boy avatar in a pair of lace mesh manties, apparently engaged in housecleaning the sky box. Ah, gotta wonder what those avatars get up to when we're not around to keep them out of trouble. Today, he's in a welter of green and black, lovely new separates from ~silentsparrow~. The pants are unisex! The shrugs are for those that are confident in their mascu femi… … The shrugs are for those who love pretty things.

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***Earrings: FlipSide Earset 2
***Boots: Edge Grafica Engineer Boots
***Belt: ~silentsparrow~ (rust) Aconite belt
***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ (absynth) belladonna:lepidoptera
***Skin: Plastik Vaelian Ember Feral
***Pants: ~silentsparrow~ (lime) Gloomy jeans,
***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ (lime) Gloomy shrug & gloves
***Hair: Schadenfreude Thom