Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hold onto your ribs!



Mmm, look at the corset. Love the corset. Covet the corset. Now read about it on day 20 of Silentsparrow Month at Dressing in Pixels!

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The Alexander McQueen website shows a stripped-down, wearable, moderately priced version of his style. The site is meant for modest consumers, and I can't help but imagine how little the man would like it. “Nicey nicey just doesn’t do it for me,” McQueen said once, and reading about his fashion shows, I'd believe it. Today's style is inspired by the RTW site, using McQueen's blocky lines interpreted through an outfit by Anya Ohmai.

With the help of some friends, I'm posting a week-long series inspired by Alexander McQueen. I think he would've loved Second Life, especially reading this about his style: "The models appeared to be brutalized, wearing lacy dresses with hems and bodices ripped open, their hair tangled and their eyes blanked out with opaque contact lenses." (Source) Heck, I think I saw that in Putrid Gloom's sim just last week. I've begun gently, however, and hope that the rest of my guest-bloggers take it to the extreme!

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***Hair: SLink Rosie
***Cuffs: (Silver Wheel) Undertaker
***Shoes: Fuel Liquorice bambee wedges
***Hat: Chapeau Tres Mignon Wool PomPom Hat black/white
***Outfit: Ohmai Silhouettes Contour, Four
***Skin: Ugly Duck Rachel - Duck Lips - Moles

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dressing in Pixels - Faunication!



Fauns and Vixens and things with more legs than two! Read all about it on Day 19 of silentsparrow month at Dressing in Pixels!

Of Indie RPGs and costumes for elves

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This morning I spent a good five minute staring at my avatar, wondering what kind of tabletop roleplaying game she'd stepped out of. She's an elf, so definitely high fantasy. The Book of Shadows strapped to her thigh makes her a mage of some kind -- wizard or magician. The jeans, though… Post-apocalyptic fantasy, or urban setting. A friend suggested Shadowrun, but I'm thinking The Shadow of Yesterday, or maybe the most awesome indie Enchanted Tales system. *cough* Ah, sorry, my geek was showing. Anyway, the collar is new from Plastik (SLURL), and one version of it straps on to keep your neck WARM, NO RLY. The hair is long and roleplay-riffic from Calico Ingmann Creations (SLURL), and the gorgeous patchwork boots are new from Lassitude & Ennui (SLURL).

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***Ears: SLink Sachara Elf Ears long with chains
***Skin: Atomic skin grace porcelain daring red stripe
***Shirt: Plastik Infinity JL dive in meldedcopper
***Pants: Plastik skiinah ripped original mazarine jeans
***Gloves: from the ~silentsparrow~ penny ritual suite
***Tattoo: Atomic tattoo lucky basterd in black
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Kay - bleached dark chocolate
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui patchwork ankle boots in orange
***Collar: Plastik RecluseCollar - leatherlight - buckled
***Book: Dark Eden Halloween Item (probably not in the shop anymore), Thighstrap Book of Shadows

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This blog post cost me 200L

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There is a new male skin at Nomine named Noam. (Go see it for yourself at Nomine).

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***Eyes: Den-dou eyes light grey
***Gloves: Sprawl shove gloves (flora)
***Piercng: Ellabella Sphere's Caress
***Shoes: Arai Sandals in black
***Pants: Surf Couture Belmar Skinny Jeans - Gray
***Sweater: Connors Sweater Rose and Whie Shirt
***Tattoo: Aitui Pi Equals
***Hair: Gritty Kitty: Jack in ash
***Skins: Nomine Noam Skin Fawn - Clean (hd), patch (ld), clean lined (ld), low (hd)

Welcome to me!



Ahoy there! Achariya has allowed me to hijack her blog to share mine. She's lovely, you know.




We meet in my middle of my (almost) month-long silentsparrow extravaganza on Dressing In Pixels. Come and look! I should warn you though - I'm wordy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cocoa Beach Elf

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I'm beginning to realize that there's a part of my avatar personality that will always be a beach bum. This probably stems from my childhood -- I grew up in Hawaii, and to this day my favorite kinds of dresses are the light cotton hippie ones that we used to wear to the beach. I always found surfer boys hot too, with their Quicksilver shirts and their leather thong bracelets, tanned within an inch of their lives. Even in February, I bet people are surfing in Florida, although it's cold outside… I'm wearing a pair of new shoes from Stash today. They come with built-in socks, perfect for a cold day at the beach. (SLURL to Stash)

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***Eyes: Poetic Color eyes - cat - evening sun
***Ears: SLink Sachara elf ears outy foxy hoops
***Skin: Dutch Touch ROdd Coffee Basic
***Jacket: Bare Rose Black Jersey
***Bracelets: Bare Rose from the Survivor outfit
***Tattoos: Aitui With Force We Go
***Shoes: Stash Undefeatable Leather Shoes (with socks)
***Hair: Aitui My Agenda in surfer blond
***Shorts: Arai Denim Shorts in Indigo
***Necklace: Hami's ACC_longopennecklace

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bon temps

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Happy Mardi Gras, y'all! Last weekend at work someone brought in a King Cake, and I was shocked to hear how many people in Orlando didn't know what it was. I suppose we are a good ten hour drive East of New Orleans, but I thought Southern culture encorporated some of this… I guess not, eh? For those who don't know, it's an apple strudel made festive by a sprinkling of colorful rock sugar over the top. Within, there is a baby or a coin hidden, and it brings luck if you find it. I hope you all have your own ritual on this day, one final celebration before Lent.

So what are you giving up for Lent? I'm still undecided about this one myself…

I'm wearing gorgeous masks by Illusions in honor of the day. The red one is for men, the rest are for women, but my gay-as-a-peacock avatar can probably pull them off, eh? I love Siyu's ability to construct, and her ingenuity and attention to detail with these masks is truly outstanding. (SLURL to Illusions)

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***Eyes: Endeavor shiny eyes pro M 07
***Ears: SLink Sachara elf ears long
***Beads: Illusions Mardi Gras Beads - gold/green
***Tattoos: Aitui Tattoo, with force we go
***Masks: Illusions Adorno Masks: Delitesco, Mezzadorno, Perorno, Velodorno
***Boots: OC Dirty Guy Boots in black
***Hair: Maitreya Green in ash blond
***Jacket: Schadenfreude blood Seith Jacket
***Skin: Cheerno GloX - venus sum#1 mk.1
***Pants: Schadenfreude Rose Conqueroo low trousers for stumblebums

Monday, February 15, 2010

Don't you love farce?

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Isn't it rich?
Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late
In my career...
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year.

Skin by Ugly Duck. New outfit by ~silentsparrow~.

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***Hair: SLink Ophelia I
***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ hart,thistleþ
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ (brassheart) Kurai Tart set, corset, armwarmers & skirt
***Jacket: Schadenfreude Leather Seith Jacket
***Hat: Schadenfreude Viburnum Top Hat
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Imogene ankle boots in pumpkin
***Skin: Ugly Duck The Clown half makeup
***Poses: Del May

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cross Zero Cross Zero Cross Zero

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It's interesting how the ebb and flow of events in Second Life influence my avatar's look. One day I had a conversation with someone about male beauty. "Who do you think is beautiful?" He picked the pretty boys from Hedi Slimane's diary, I picked Cary Grant and Steve McQueen. "Why not James Dean?" He asked, and I paused…

Here's my take on James Dean, or perhaps any greaser from a 50s movie. He needed a pink lady, so Ellantha was kind enough to join me. We're in a bunch of great clothing, concentrating on vintage shops like /artilleri/ and Ingenue, but you can find classic pieces anywhere. I especially like how Ellantha worked in the Armidi jacket. Happy Valentine's Day (or single awareness day)!

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On Ellantha:
***Skin: Curio :GP: Petal [Dark] Cupid-Crave 2
***Eyes: <<< np >>> Vampire Eyes - Grave (negaposi)
***Dress top: [SC] Surf Couture - Cabana Dress Top - Tan/Cranberry
***Jacket: Armidi - Military Crop Jacket [Pink]
***Shoes: DU<3-ANEXX_VaudevillianShoes
***Scarf: [Decoy] Mraz Scarf - Midnight
***Piercings: .:ellabella:. Shadow of the Day (chin)
***Glasses: HOC - Rectangle Framed Glasses #001
***Hair: fri. - Allison.2 - Timid Brown
***Lashes: [LeLutka]-DIVA lashes/color scripted
***Jeans: Ingenue :: Jane Jean :: Black

On Acha:
***Top: Artilleri Max Tank in white
***Jacket: Grasp Leather Biker Jacket in brown
***Pants: Artilleri cargo pants in black
***Eyes: Den-dou eyes in aqua blue
***Skin: Ugly Duck Michael (light brows, 5'oclock)
***Hair: Tiny Bird Bereznyak - wheat
***Cig: Naith Smit Cigarette
***Shoes: Redgrave Aviator Loafers in black
***Necklace: Grasp Dog Tag Men.