Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oops, I buttoned it all wrong

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Bonus photo! I picked up Pig Shop's Stumblebums offering -- this great shirt that looks like I buttoned it up while lurching drunkenly out of a vampire bar. I think my avatar here has been hanging out with his brother a little too much. I can just imagine Winter saying, "Just try a nibble, she's a pretty one…" The skin is another of the Lucifer line from Ugly Duck. (SLURL to Pig Shop) (SLURL to Ugly Duck)

Tripping bottoms?

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*stretch* Good morning! I think I had enough sleep? Today I'm wearing a number of items that I absolutely love. Stumblebums Brigade is this weekend, and hyasynth made a new version of the ~silentsparrow~ Kurai jacket for it, this super-sexy cropped tuxedo with tails. It's perfect for flashing one's abs, especially in these super-lowrise jeans from Nomine… Schadenfreude made elf ears with fabulous ear jewelry for the event, with an orange option for the plugs! (Thank you, Alle!). You can pick up a notecard with SLURLs to the other designers in this series at the stores, definitely worth a peek! (SLURL to Schadenfreude) (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~)

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Also notable is my new Ugly Duck Lucifer skin. The palest shade she's created yet, Fade has been busting ass on these. When I oooh'd over the makeup, she said, "This is my manly take on makeup. I tried to make the shadow in bruise colors so that it looks natural." It does, kinda like I was rude to her and she punched me out in both eyes -- in a pretty way. There are a lot of other customizations of this skin that you've just got to see, including tears, scars and burns. I love the depth of shading in the hand-drawn skin (Fade mentioned that her PDFs are 50 layers deep sometimes), and there's never any awkwardness around the nose. (SLURL to Ugly Duck)

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***Piercings: FlipSide F10 mouth piercing set
***Gloves: Sprawl ShoveGloves (flora)
***Eyes: Den-dou eyes Aqua-blue
***Hair: Uncle Web Jin-Hair02 mesh black 05
***Choker: Yabusaka Alphabet Belt Choker (with my daughter's name as the initials)
***Tattoo: I heart Rien - Asian Words (wonder what it says?)
***Boots: Kalnins Boots - Atlantica
***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ men's penny Kurai short jacket with tails for Stumblebum Brigade
***Pants: Nomine Rusted pats - rose - superlow
***Ears: Schadenfreude Fey Ear, Ankh & plug set for Stumblebum Brigade
***Skin: Ugly Duck Lucifer Two - Scar - Black + Blue

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm crossing you in style someday

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I love how beautifully crafted and evocative Rebel Hope's designs are, especially this one, the new Jacqueline evening gown coupled with the Elizabeth tiara. They're classic enough to be twisted into any style, and the jewelry is so beautiful that I had to put on a strong makeup to keep up with the gleam. I love panning in on the tiara and watching the details unfold, something to reward a closer inspection. Also, I don't know how Rebel does it, but her prim skirt moves with the body like silk. The cigarette in holder is also a perfect item, it makes me feel like Holly Golightly. It's from Chanimations. (SLURL to Rebel Hope) (SLURL to Chanimations)

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***Eyes: Shine Lustrous Achariya Orange
***Hair: lamb unbirthday - twix
***Skin: fashionably dead Bird Skin - Tiny Words
***Cuff: Violet Voltaire ganK cuff - white
***Other cuff: Schadenfreude Jerry's Lament Cuff
***Gloves: Sn@tch short fingerless gloves (black)
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) hyasynths in black
***Earrings: Rebel Hope Elizabeth Earrings
***Tiara: Rebel Hope Elizabeth Tiara
***Dress: Rebel Hope Jacqueline Eveing Gown
***Cigarette: Chanimations - cigarette holder *gold&wood*

Thursday, January 14, 2010

LotBaN: Flora - Vines

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“A little saint best fits a little shrine,
A little prop best fits a little vine,
As my small cruse best fits my little wine.”

~ Robert Herrick

Flora - Vines III

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Means dark in Japanese

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Miss Samara Barzane


~silentsparrow~ suits are well-known for the way in which the subtle detail gleams from the deep, rich fabric. The Kurai suit is a perfect example, with its many intricate points of embellishment and fabric. The suit comes with many options (including a sexy one with just a vest and jacket), a warm sweater, and a long set of tails that sweep the ankles. The suit is perfect for women, too, and Samara wears it in a fresh and chic way, in keeping with the wonderful clean lines and modern approach of her blog (see her blog here!). She's joined by a traditional ~silentsparrow~ gentleman, Azazeal Whitfield, showing off how studly the suit can look on an arcangel. (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My pants are über

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I'm pretty sure Acha here joined a band. I bet it's named Miserable Moppets. They'll sing vaguely Sneaker Pimps-inspired ditties about the woefulness of suburban life. 2,037 channels and only my navel to gaze at, he'll sing, glaring at the camera like some kind of Christian Slater wannabee… *cough* Despite all that, the Dutch Touch ROdd skin with facial tattoos is really cool, and so are these pants from Nomine with a design that subtly echoes the tattoos. Wanna be a groupie? :D (SLURL to Nomine) (SLURL to Dutch Touch)

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***Eyes: Den-dou eyes aqua-blue
***Nails: Shop seu black nails
***Earrings: FlipSide tunnel and hoops
***Piercings: Deviant Kitties Antic Set
***Boots: [NC] Boots007 - black
***Hair: Find Ash Solid Wave (platinum blond)
***Pants: Nomine Rusted pants - mermaid lowrise
***Necklace: Grasp Dog Tag
***Shirt: Shop Sey T&border-T (green)
***Skin: Dutch Touch ROdd Pale Face Tattoo CH

Tattered and torn

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I love the over-the-top sexiness of Plastik dresses. When I put this one on, my first impulse was to go glamazon with it. I put on a skin with push-up boobs and high boots and serious hair and realized that although it was hot, it wasn't me at all. I decided to do a roleplay version instead, in honor of the stripped-down elegance of Sai Pennell or Mourna Biziou. I'm a quietly made-up elf today in the Plain Jane skin from Ugly Ducky, practical boots from Zero Number, and a ~silentsparrow~ shrug to ward off the cold. The socks match perfectly, and aren't even part of that outfit -- they're lovely torn socks from Dark Eden. You can see those socks along with some Dark Eden boots on my boy avatar over here.

My dress got ripped because I was picking too many blackberries -- darn those thorns. (See the dress in all of its beautiful fabric options over at Plastik.)

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***Hair: SLink Rosie
***Eyes: Plastik JadedCollection Hera Copper
***Ears: SLink Sachara Elf Ears Long Chains & Rings
***Boots: Zero Number Used Boots Ami Brown
***Shrug: ~silentsparrow~ shruggie (creme)
***Dress: Plastik Prayer - the tides
***Socks: Dark Eden Leggings - black 2
***Skin: Ugly Duck Plain Jane - Naked (freckles & blue eyeliner)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You can call me ma'am

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GonzuS Decosta IM'd me yesterday and opened with, "Pardon me, sir…" And I realized that I'd won gender bending. My profile picture is a boy now, but dig a little and you can see the real me in my First Life tab. Anyway. GonzuS is the creator of a new little sportswear shop named Stash, and he handed me a few neat polo shirts with sculpted sleeves and collars. He opens January 14th, with a 50% off deal for group members. Good luck, GonzuS! (**Stash** -- Opens January 16th).

Other items that I'm wearing include this great dreadlock hair from Calico Ingmann Creations and some 50L Friday notched ears from ~Scribble~. I kinda like this dirtied-up elf look -- it gives a rough edge to the gorgeous Ugly Duck boy skin.

By the way…Thanks, Vain!

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***Pants: Skittle Beans ~SW~ Pants Orange
***Shirt: **Stash** Sports Polo (mocca)
***Ears: ~Scribble~ 50L Friday Notched Ears Natural Light
***Necklace: +mocha+ antique necklace key
***Shoes: Akeyo slippers_bean
***Socks: Picnic leather band suspender socks (marron)
***Tattoo: Atomic Tattoo lucky basterd (black) - fresh
***Eyes: Den-dou eyes aqua blue
***Skin: Ugly Duck Michael (lightbrows - 5'oclock - freckles)
***Cigarette: Naith Smit Cigarette
***Bandaid: Maus Bandaid Nose
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations - Mason - Dirty Blonde

Thank you, Vain!

Thank you, Vain!
Issue 29 is here!


I'd like to add that this blog wouldn't have so much heart without the contributors, who are: Terry Toland, Winter Jefferson, Zala Wonder and Wrenja Czaczkes. Thanks to the quirky and awesome team. Thanks also to all of the lovely people who have deigned to guest-star on these pages, and to the amazing designers who rock my c...er. I'll just end right here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Woo and Blue and Ingenue

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Still sick! Amusing myself (as always) by playing paper dolly with my avatar. Tonight I was given a few lovely things that looked nice together. The perfect pair of pumps with a rounded 40s toe from Ingenue -- look at the delicacy of the bow! They come in many colors, so it's possible to pick up a classic black as well. Second, a departure from dark hues with this dress from Blue Blood. It's the Rika outfit in whitegoth-pink color, and I like that Ghanima is expanding her repertoire into these lighter fabrics. Third, a double-strand (or single or tripple) of beads from Woo's adds a touch of Victorian mourning to this outfit. With that posture collar, my girl avatar is all ready for finishing school. (SLURL to Blue Blood, SLURL to Ingenue, SLURL to Woo's).

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***Eyes: Poetic Color eyes - dark wood - medium
***Hair: !lamb Cherry - Twix
***Skin: Sweets Party kawaii custard
***Outfit: Blue Blood Rika WhiteGoth - pink
***Necklace: woo's bratty black bead strand necklace
***Shoes: Ingenue Lilium - Vintage Rose
***Poses: by Lazy Places

Say what you feel

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I am too sick to work today. I think the cold weather in Orlando caught up to me and I just can't keep warm. I'm posting this quickly while sipping theraflu, and then I'll run back to bed. Notable about today's outfit: fluffy boots from Atelier AM, a warm hat from Tiny Bird, and a new male skin with "chin curtain" from Dutch Touch. I think my boy's been spending all day snowboarding -- he's totally got a snow tan.

I'll leave you with a quotation that Catero passed on to me, something lovely to think about during your Second Life wanders: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss.

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***Eyes: Endeavor shiny eyes pro M 07
***Scarf: TheCloset hemp scarf brown
***Pants: DP**yumyum bf jeans (used)
***Socks: DP**yumyum knit socks (brown)
***Boots: Atelier AM Rendeer Boots *pink
***Gloves: Atelier AM knit goves B 02 - 30L gatcha item
***Hair: Tiny Bird & Reek - Merritt's hatt for guys - wheat
***Coat: Aoharu BT NordicKnitCoat Brown
***Shirt: Aoharu BT DrapeNeck T Shirt border/brown
***Skin: Dutch Touch ROdd Cream ChinCurtain
***Pierce: 3DCC Miasnow extreme chin pierce

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The ones who matter don't mind

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I got the notice early this morning (while standing about in boy avatar) that Wishbox had a new frock out, the rococo-shaped Opheliac. I really love Wishbox dresses -- one of my favorites is the bright pink pirate outfit. This dress has the same kind of awesome prim construction, and I love the doodles on the skirt and bodice. The outfit comes with the ornate lolita headband, and I didn't really do much more to accessorize than put on elf ears from Plastik and neat, wolven eyes from Poetic Colors. I feel so pretty I might stay a girl for an hour or two… (SLURL to Wishbox)

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***Eyes: PC eyes by LL - fairy -wolf dark
***Hair: Lamb egomaniacal - Twix
***Skin: Ugly Duck Bella - Achariya variety (custom skin >D )
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Estampie - dark velvet
***Necklace: Violet Voltaire doll face cameo necklace - goth
***Dress: Wishbox Opheliac - (bedazzled)
***Ears: Plastik Animalistic elven ears with burdies & gems

LotBaN: Flora - Sanctum

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“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
~ Winnie the Pooh

Flora - Sanctum V

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Michael skins by Ugly Duck

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I've been looking forward to this for weeks now -- Fade Lei of Ugly Duck just came out with a series of new boy skins. There are two skin tones, Michael and Gabriel, and each has either light or dark brows. You can see the skin ads on Fade's flickr, enormously pretty. I'm standing about in the Michael skin with light brows, feeling all boyish. Every bit of this skin is hand-drawn and fussed over, and I got to hear the swearing every step of the way ("I HATE BOY SKINS" etc. Poor Fade.). The differences in the skins are subtle -- more face fur, a little eyeliner. Try on the demos to see. I'd show you how perfectly perky the bottom is on these skins, but my boy avvie doesn't put out THAT easily. :D (SLURL to Ugly Duck)

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***Eyes: Den-dou eyes, aqua blue
***Shorts: Hybrid Jeans - Shorts
***Socks: SiniStyle tube socks in yellow
***Shoes: Akeyo chucks soft lowrise
***Hair: EkoEko sharp2 (cream)
***Pantsu: Vitamen jockstrap
***Skins: Ugly Duck - Michael (light brows)
Michael (lightbrows - 5'oclock - freckles)
Michael (lightbrows - cleanshave - eyes )
Michael (lightbrows - freckles)
& the base.