Saturday, January 30, 2010

LotBaN: Flora - Roses

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If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
~ Isaac Hayes

Flora - Roses VII

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Flora - Roses VI

Post-dinner nap

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This current Stumblebum is in the best shade of brown! I love the owl motifs and the stripes and the wonderful faded fabric on the matching hat, undies, shoes and dress. Hm, they match despite being made by different designers -- Schadenfreude, ~silentsparrow~ and Lazy Places. It's almost like they conspired, eh? The hair by Lamb is equally adorable, two of my favorite designs in this great browny-caramel color. Four hours of hard work got rid of my hangover, so I think I'll send my girl dancing. Y'all are coming to the Greenies dance tonight, right? (7 - 9 PM SLT).

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Stumblebum stuff!
***Hairs: !lamb Mister Sister (with little black hat) and Say in highlighty, !lamb. Bang Bang Bob - Twix
***Hat: Schadenfreude Owls Chapiteau Chapeau
***Skirt and bloomers: ~silentsparrow~ chapiteau in (owls) for stumblebums
***Tops: ~silentsparrow~ Chapiteau tops in (owls) for stumblebums
***Undies: Schadenfreude Marron Cirque Intimates
***Shoes: Lazy Places Stumblebum Bowie Flats, Owls Flats, Jax Boots with brown stripes and Jax feathered boots.
Other stuff:
***Eyes: Shine Lustrous Achariya Orange
***Skin: Frick Jane in Peach with light brows

Thanks for the pants

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*rubs head* Mmh. Too much sangria last night. Back to bed for me.

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***Socks: MiaSnow striped wool socks full 3
***Eyes: Den-dou eyes - aqua blue
***Necklace: SiniStyle Sculpted Dog Tags (large)
***Hair: (JunWave) Masaki *khaki*
***Jeans: 4mc Pervie Pack Jeans.Medium
***Piercings: House of Darcy Flushed - Male - Hematite
***Shirt: Pig Shop Uncle Charlie's Band Shirt (previous stumblebums)
***Skin: Muism Aaron Shoreditch A1 Bald
***Undies: Vitamen Jockstrap in natural white
***Coffee: Sugar Mill Espresso Freebie

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A storm of dust and roses

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Munchflower Zaius of Nomine has just released the Dust Storm dress. I had an obsession with hippie dresses when I was a younger, and this is exactly the style of dress that would've suited that real-life self; I'm waiting for a download-to-reality app! The dress has detailed, flowy fabric. The skirting is attached at the pecs instead of the pelvis or waist, making the movement of the skirt very thick and natural. The prims also fit to a T, nothing stray! These dresses come in several colors, and I just noticed that I went patriotic with the ones I've shown here -- oops, heh. My beautiful little flats are the new Dianthus shoes from Ingenue, with a pert little ruffle right over the toe. (SLURL to Nomine) (SLURL to Ingenue)

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***Outfit: Nomine Dust Storm Dress in hyablue, bleedingwhite and heartred
***Ears: Schadenfreude Fey Ears, Spiral Horns
***Piercings: EllaBella No Rain Here
***Eyes: Schadenfreude Swineflake Eyes
***Hair: Junwave Sarina (type B) L-brown
***Shoes: Ingenue Dianthus in silvery and rose
***Skin: Ugly Duck Yasmin - cat - blacklips - eyeshadow
***Jewelry: Uzuri Mapatano Necklace (red & antique)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How little can I get away with

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It's been at least two days since I've objectified my male avatar, so here he is in a new set of swim briefs (or boxers, eh?) from Plastik, the Valerian set. Each packet comes in versions for women and men, so of course he had to try on the women's briefs (above, right). They're sexily short on him *cough*, but he wasn't brave enough to wear the thong or bikini version. As ever, Plastik products are 100% hand-drawn and original, and young miss Aikea Reiko is a fine and dedicated (and obsessive) artist. I love all of her items because they show her workmanship and dedication to her trade, and am proud to wear her items emblazoned across my boy-avvie's arse. (SLURL to Plastik)

If you'd like to destroy the illusion and hear my voice, I was on Fabulous Fashion on Monday to discuss the Rezzables fashion event. :D Hear me call poor Angie a griefer, and challenge Winter Jefferson to wear a kimono at the Greenies' party. (You better, Jefferson.)

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***Swim trunks: Plastik Valerian trunks in Black, Heartache, Nautica, Praise & Splatter (in Nautica I totally wore the girl one cause it's shorter)
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Boho Sandals - black
***Necklace: SiniStyle Sculpted Dog Tags
***Hair: JunWave NaturalShort in Khaki
***Piercings: House of Darcy The Draw - male - steel
***Sunglasses: Gos Butterfly Sunglasses
***Skin: Ugly Duck Raphael (lightbrows - clean shaven)
***Tattoo: Mocha Fairy Tale Tattoo Butterfly (black)

FlipSide's other side

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You probably know FlipSide well from this blog -- Flippa's delicate nose and lip and brow (and arm and … yeah) rings are a staple of my wardrobe, in both genders. Flippa also has been making clothing -- sexy, edgy pieces that my avatar can only pull off by sticking a shirt beneath. :D The right avatar could pull off this boob-baring dress with aplomb, and I'd like to see it. I love how straps have been wound into the construction -- the belted hem is especially cheeky. (See it at FlipSide)

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***Eyes: Shine Lustrous Achariya Orange
***Jeans: DP**yumyum Jeans:03
***Shirt: Dark Gray Shirt from Zenith's casual (male) outfit
***Ears: Schadenfreude Mer-elf ears
***Nosering: Lazy Places Ballz! Bullring Piercing
***Armwarmers: anuenue. Arm warmer - gatcha item
***Boots: Gauze Myaku Stomps - black
***Skin: Tuli Eva tone 2 / li
***Dress: FlipSide Straptt dress in blue

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

LotBaN: Flora - Leaves

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Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Flora - Leaves V

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Hooded

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I'm a sucker for cuteness! I was overjoyed when I saw that DP**yumyum had a new hair, and that Honey Kitty had new shirts, deathly adorable cake-laden socks, and a dress. This suited my mood today, especially after dressing to the futuristic nines last night for a last-minute gig on Fabulous Fashion. It's interesting to shift so drastically between looks, and reminds me of a few things. First, we get such ultimate reign for creativity here that we don't have to settle on a look. And second, no wonder my inventory is over 50k.

This outfit has new, perfect flats from Ingenue, too. Betty Doyle has really been kicking some derriere as a shoe sculptor of late, and I can't wait to see what other timeless designs she creates. Also note the poses by Long Awkward Pose - ! They're lovely and fresh, inspired by runway models.

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***Skin & ears: Bounce Neko skin orange stripes (from an old Harajukubox skin sale)
***Eyes: Endeavor shiny eyes pro 07
***Hair: DP**yumyum food with hair/honey
***Vest: DP**yumyum knit best (white)
***Shirt: Honey Kitty (chocolat) girly top
***Shoes: Ingenue Audrei in persimmon
***Skirt: Anuenue suede skirt (brown)
***Socks: Honey Kitty (chocolat) cutie cake knee-socks
***Poses: Long Awkward Pose

Sunday, January 24, 2010

When I was darkness out of time

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Ever watched the anime Nana? I love the opening song, Rose, and thought of the lyrics when I put on this new Gothic Rose tattoo from Ezura: I need your love / Like a broken rose… Boy Acha is standing around in a stolen pair of bloomers from the ~silentsparrow~ Chapiteau skirt set. Sometimes you just gotta put on the women's underpants. Ya know? The hair is new from Tukinowaguma, dreadlocks that I hunted down thanks to the ladies of SL Blogger Network. Cheers, guys!

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***Socks: Picnic V-suspender socks (black)
***Snail: [AMH] Iggy the Snail (red)
***Boots: [NC] boots009 - black
***Skin: Muism Aaron Shoreditch A1 Pale
***Tattoo: Ezura BodyArts *Gothic Rose*
***Hair: Tukinowaguma Bonber Ash
***Undies: ~silentsparrow~ (tigertiger) chapiteau glitch shorts from the skirt set (yes, for girls)

L/H - I just want to spin


so you want to run away with the circus? Love/Hate can help.

An elven maid there was of old

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Yesterday I spent about four hours organizing inventory, and realized that (a) I am a huge packrat and (b) I've been neglecting my female avatar's wardrobe. Tsk! I remembered that I've got this amazingly lush skin from Dutch Touch to write about, the SjORs skin. I love the combination of dramatic brow and perfect lip -- damn, it looks like this elven maiden found the perfect lip balm, perhaps something made out of beeswax and honey. I'm also wearing ears that somehow got lost in my inventory…they were new, um, last Summer? (I'm not 100% perfect at tinting ears. Please don't kill me, I still love them.) The dress is an ethnic print sundress from Uzuri, the Hamu. I love the construction (it drops to a deep, sexy V in the back) and comfortable look of the fabric. This is the kind of thing I wear all the time IRL… Now that I've written about something pretty, it's time to head back to work. :p

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***Eyes: Endeavor shiny eyes pro L 07
***Skins: Dutch Touch SjORs Lucious & Cream
***Bracelet: Miel Lun bracelet from a 50L Friday set
***Hair: fri.day Eloise - cranky brown
***Braid: Scribble 50L Friday braid crown with feathers
***Dress: Uzuri Hamu Dress - brown
***Ears: SLink & Studio Sidhe Sachara Crystal Elf Ears Outy