Saturday, March 6, 2010

The sword outwears its sheath

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(Willow, this last girlie-clothing post is for you.)

I'm going to be taking a small hiatus from posting daily fashion for a while, boy or girl. If you're interested in an awesome reviewer for your stuff, please check out the talented bloggers on my blog roll, over here. Now on to the important stuff: Lovely new jacket and capris from Sn@tch, and something to enhance my steely gaze, a pair of steampunky pince-nez glasses from Lassitude & Ennui.

***Nails: Miasnow Nails Lolli Red
***Blouse: G Fields Silky Blouse "charlotte" ivory
***Shoes: Ingenue Lilium in crimson
***Shair: Ingenue Myra in noir black
***Jacket: Sn@tch Walk Away Military Jacket in blue
***Pants: Sn@tch Just Walk Away Capris in black
***Skin: Curio Moonbeam Dark Winter Cashmere 2
***Glasses: Lassitude & Ennui Pince-nez "steampunk" black
***Cane/poses: ANA_mations caneAO for women & silver and black cane.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today we froze our butts off

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I'm not sure what makes avatars beautiful. Second Life seems to encourage a certain look, making it tough to appear old or out of shape or unique. I remember the furor that blossomed when Uma Ceawlin began to post. "You're too thin!" People commented, noting her Twiggy-esque look. Too thin or not, the reason why Uma's look worked is because of a combination of her personality and artistry. Avatars are a blank canvas upon which we throw our innermost ideas about appearance and presentation. In the real world, people judge us through our physical presence all the time, but we're constrained by so many things, including (for example) gender. We're not constrained at all in Second Life, and the absolute freedom can create angels or monsters (or sometimes both at once).

My point is that Strawberry Singh here is gorgeous, but not just because of the size of her ass..ets (don't kill me, Berry :D ). I find her avatar lovely because of how she expresses her inner being through this blank canvas. I can see her values just by looking at her -- she prizes elegance and class, but without compromising what makes her Berry; a self-assured look, balance of sexiness and modesty, and the brilliance of her eyes. Have some love back, Berry! And everyone go check out her blog.

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On Miss Berry:
***Skin: AtomicBambi - APPLE SK!N - (SUNBLUSH) Allure by AtomicSparkle Skytower
***Hair: Maitreya Jade - Chocolate by Onyx LeShelle
***Jacket: AOHARU_BT_TweedFeminineCoat_Beige by machang Pichot
***Top: [W&B] Cole Boatneck Top VAN CLEEF by Twiggy Whippet
***Skirt: (5th&Oxford) Rebel, Rebel Mini - *DIRTY* by Roslin Petion
***Socks: Maitreya Slouch Socks Brown by Onyx LeShelle
***Boots: - TESLA - Angelina Chocolate by Tesla Miles
***Necklace: (luc) Tropical Wood Necklace , Style#1 by Lucas Lameth
***Pose: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson

On Acha:
***Gloves: Sprawl shove gloves
***Skin: Ugly Duck Michael - 5'oclock - freckles
***Socks: Picnic Leather band suspender socks (marron)
***Boots: NC Boots009 black
***Hair: Surf Couture Jim - Caramel
***Vest: ~silentsparrow~ copper fenris leather vest
***Pants: Ninikoboy rollup denim
***Shirt: DP**yumyum simple long T (black)
***Necklace: Sinistyle sculpted dog tags

Thursday, March 4, 2010

ILU2

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Strawberry Singh featured me for one of her Love Thursdays. She made a great photo and all, but she totally forgot to post our good sides. :D :D :D Just kidding, Berry, I'm still blushing.

(See how pretty she is over here.)

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Not me: Fade Lei

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Fade Lei


I've always admired Fade's style. It's sexy in a tomboyish way, body-conscious yet comfortable. She never fails to pair her Zero Number boots with a fluffy dress, or put suspenders over a skin-flashing shirt. Her colors are generally neutral, which highlights her skins. In fact, she's wearing a new tone -- Laura. It's an in-between tone, neither dark nor pale, and the shading is just right. I like how the little cupid-bow mouths on Fade's skins suit her shape perfectly. (If you can't design for yourself, who're you designing for, after all!)

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***Braces - League - grandad braces (brown)
***Skin Ugly duck - Laura (new)
***Cargo Pants - Sey
***Boots [ON] Wo Boots (gomi)
***Socks - Picnic suspender socks
***Shirt - Pig
***Hair - Kurotsubaki dia-7-brown

I think my head is melting

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I began to warm and chill
To objects and their fields,
A ragged cup, a twisted mop
The face of Jesus in my soup.

I always marvel at Azazeal's artistry. With four prims and no scripts, he's created a chaise for one that he's cheekily named The Mercy Seat. The chair takes your AO's sit option so that you can even look elegant while perched on its spare-lined cushions. Go see it at October Rust. (Boy not included in purchase.) (SLURL to October Rust)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

McQueen 09

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Sanura Snowpaw of *Dreams*


Sanura says:

When Achariya called out on plurk for some helpers for her blog I was all for it, I love helping my friends and being apart of the vast and wonderful part of the SL Community.

Achariya picked a theme to honor Alexander McQueen. I do not follow fashion, I am a comfortable kind of kitteh, but in all of my frumpy glory even I knew of McQueen. So with my limited knowledge I set out to learn more. I googled, watched older fashion shows, and fell in love with some of his more basic outfits as well as the outrageous ones. I found my inspiration in his online shop. He had a sexy leather jacket in white. It spoke to me -- it looks so buttery soft, yet has a rough biker feel. I just knew how I wanted to wear it, so I set out to find this centerpiece within SL. in my travels I visited some amazing shops but could not find exactly what I wanted; but lo and behold it dawned on me that my favorite red leather jacket from grasp was perfect. Here is my vision, a mix of angles, softness, and a sharp edge.


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***Eyes - custom by Kate McLaglen
***Skin - -Belleza- Alyson MED Group gift (cleavage)
***Ears & Tail - *Dreams* Tied with a Bow in Snowy White
***Tattoo - Kitty Kitty by Wicked Tattoos
***Belly Ring - *Dreams* Star Belly Ring
***Lashes - ***Chaisuki*** lashes22
***Shape my own not for sale
***Facial Piercing - *Dreams* Star Lip Ring Set
***Collar - *Dreams* Diamond Star Buckle Collar
***Shoes - :::Sn@tch Boots of Fate:::
***Pants - :::Sn@tch Swagger Laced Leather Pants::: {BLACK}
***Hair - fri. - Rashelle - Startled White
***Jacket - +grasp+/Leather Biker Jacket/Red/Womens

Monday, March 1, 2010

Not me: Vo Pralou

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Vo Pralou of Heroin Ghic


Within seconds of meeting Vo he was in his underpants, and I was in his underpants too. We had an excuse, though. He's the designer of {MV}, a store that's going to open shortly, and was exhibiting his new creations. I quite like Vo's style, which is shown off in his fine blog Heroin Ghic. (In which he abuses the word "etcetera", yet looks cute doing it.) I thought he was a girl until he stripped his clothing off, which is always a plus. He put this look together and found some lyrics to describe it.

Boys.. Boys in the girls room
Girls.. Girls in the men's room
You free your mind in your androgyny
Boys.. Boys in the parlour
Girls.. They're getting harder
I'll free your mind and your androgyny.

--- Garbage (Listen here)

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***Skin - *DEN-DOU Boys II* Eito -Pale-
***Hat - !lamb. Rejector
***Hair - !lamb. I'm a realist - Powder
***Glasses - (epoque) Circular Shades - Neutral
***Shirt - ::Happy Finds:: Rumpled Long T-shirt Bunny Dress
***Pants - Emery - Denim Quarry #02 Under
***Shoes - ANEXX_BuckleWedgeBoots_Black_

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Melancholy, long withdrawing roar...

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Yesterday after the earthquake in Chile, Hawaii was threatened by a tsunami. I called my father, who still lives in the town of Hilo where I grew up, and he said… "Well, it was kind of a non-event, except that the warning made people flood the gas stations and stores. Your step-brother went to the ocean to film it, but the wave was pretty small…" I remembered childhood, waiting for the one-foot tsunami that lapped gently onto the shores of Hilo bay. The last really bad tsunami wiped out the early structure of Hilo in the 1940s, carrying away much of the town. It's good that everyone evacuated, but I'm glad that the ocean is large and Hawaii blessed.

Perhaps this is why my boy avatar is such a surfer at heart; all those early years of indoctrination. Today he's sporting a delicate tattoo by HUZ to adorn his Nomine Noam skin, and the necklace is a store gift from Lolapop in honor of Lola's reopening. Lola's shop is lovely -- the store is now large enough to actually show off her lovely stock! (SLURL to Nomine), (SLURL to Lolapop), (SLURL to HUZ).

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***Tattoos: HUZ Floral Reborn
***Shoes: Arai Sandals in brown
***Hair: Fri.Day Melanie.2 - jaded blond
***Shorts: Plastik Valerian in Nautica
***Necklace: Lolapop! Unisex Lt. Broken Heart Heartagram Necklace - shop opening gift
***Skin: Nomine Noam Skin in mocha - patch (hd)
***Butt-shot pose is by Del May. :D, other pose is by Luth.