Saturday, August 7, 2010

I even did the bon dance

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Don't mind me, I'm still at the iTuTu festival. I picked up this lovely Arai yukata for boys at one of the stands (with several colors of obi!), as well as something tasty for my avatar to nom… I'm still in love with this build, and I think I'll haunt it all weekend. At the festival, look for: New Honey+Kitty dresses and shirt+short outfits, new tiny little DP**yumyum shorts (so tasty, with the top button undone), Atelier AM basket-purses, and a 100L Kao sunburnt skin!

(SLURL to the iTuTu Summer Festival)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Island of Tranquility has my heart forever

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Guess what? I'm at the iTuTu Summer Festival (which also marks the debut of the amazing new build), and you're not ;). A lot of amazing Japanese designers have festival booths up, including Kao and Atelier AM and DP**yumyum, and more and more. They're no longer stuck up in the sky in tiny skyboxes! (You can come see it here.)

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Well, I *was* at the 50L Friday party until I crashed and couldn't get back into the sim. But anyway, in honor of it, I'm wearing an outfit made entirely out of old 50L Friday bits, head to toe!

Nothing to see here

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Whatever you do, don't look at our feet, okay? Nothing to see here, especially not Jackal's finely made shoes with spats (and little heels, but you absolutely can't see those, especially not in her flickr). Me and the missus are standing around looking dapper tonight in our PixelDolls outfits. I love shoe fair time, it means I get to soak up Jackal's extra time while she procrastinates. =)

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Jackal:
***eyes CHAI eyes +Allure+ [GEMINI 3] small pupil
***skin Curio :GP: Moonbeam [Light] Lovely Vintage Rose 1
***shoes lassitude & ennui - Miss Dandy - silver gears
***top (Pixeldolls) Miribon Top . Black .
***hair !lamb. Oh Sugar - Powder
***hat Schadenfreude & silentsparrow ~ Chapiteau hat (scarf)
***necklace Balderdash - Whiskey on the rocks
***ring Kunstkammer
***pants ~silentsparrow~ sprocket pants (one)

Acha:
***Skin: Curio bean (light) vixen-majesty 2, an old group gift skin
***Nails: Miasnow lolli red dark
***Hat: Schadenfreude DA The Seven top hat
***Jewelry: Balderdash Jazz Funeral necklace in jet
***Socks: Vitamen Men's sock garter with black sock
***Tattoo: HUZ henna secret black faded
***Eyes: Mutsu star eyes in purple
***Outfit: PixelDolls Curious in black
***Hair: Lamb, bang bang bob in ink
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui miss dandy in silver gears

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Solutions not sales

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Somewhere amid my muddling attempt to use 2.1, Ms. Helena Stringer sent me a present yesterday -- not from her own store, but a corset and undershirt from a little shop called ITH. "These look right up your alley," she said, and they are! Earthtones and a roleplaying sort of look, with a bit from a medieval tapestry on the corset, very adorable. I'm also wearing a new jewelry set from Bliensen + Maitai, the Midnight Sun set. The look of aged, beaten metal is gorgeous here too, and there are matching pumps (not shown)… (SLURL to ITH), (SLURL to Bliensen + MaiTai)

***Tattoos: HUZ Henna Secret in black faded
***Skin: Ugly Duck Bella - half henna - red lips
***Skirt: ~silentsparrow~ tiger tiger chapiteau skirt
***Hair: Clawtooth Mrs. Mittens in girl next door color
***Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai midnight sun set
***Eyes: Mutsu neko eyes in green
***Shirt and corset: ITH Illumination Underbust corset and peasant top

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Being a boy feels good when I'm PMSing

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Guess who warily ventured into 2.1 today? I was lured over by the promise of Hunain's facial tattoos, and I am only vaguely sorry that I went. 2.1 is a royal pain in the ass, but HUZ's Duality tattoo here made me grit my teeth and figure out how to take a goddamned snapshot. (SLURL to HUZ)

***Horns: Illusions Canadensis horns
***Piercings: Flipside double labret spikes, FF10 piercings
***Facial tattoo: HUZ duality full-black
***Other tattoo: HUZ Horn-Eye black
***Boxers: Aitui verge boxer briefs
***Necklace: Aitui Momolu Jr
***Skin: Ugly Duck Raphael darkbrows-cleanshaven
***Eyes: Mutsu star eyes in yellow/gold

When will we get there? Real soon...

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Elusyve, Ersatz and Acha, out on the prowl for, um…. Yeah, I guess we were prowling without a point. At Doomed Ship, a very nice roleplayer came up to us and said, "Are you three Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom?" Close enough. Ersatz inspired the idea for this photography by mentioning that the Gauze "ERSTAZ" outfit was totally named after her, just spelled wrong. Then of course we all had to troop over to the Bacchanal and snag it…and after putting it on, we had to go join the replicant revolution. Where's my flying car, my Mars colony? I'd give you the SLURL to the Bacchanal, but it's over. *snuffle* -- Catch it next time, and go see the other fine stuff at Gauze. (SLURL to Gauze)

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Ersatz Charisma:
***Hair - Yela in Black by 3636
***Skin - Lionheart in Demon Tribe by Plastik
***Eyes - S-Real Green by ::hsh::
***Earrings - DeLyn Allstars by [Glow] Studio
***Outfit - "ERSTAZ" in Red (Ersatz really) by [Gauze]
***Boots - Ultimate Boots in Black by Pixelfashion

Elusyve Jewell:
***Skin Plastik "lionheart-tale-psyche"
***Boots: J's Thigh High
***Hair Exile "Naoko"

Acha:
***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum Allegory in silver
***Earrings: FlipSide tunnel and hoops ear set
***Outfit: Gauze Erstaz in blue for Black Bacchanalia
***Shoes: Schadefreude Riga Kicks
***Skin: Den-Dou silver girl gatcha skin
***Tattoo: HUZ chika

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Put down the knitting, the book and the broom

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There's such a distinct look to all of Allegory's stuff. Clean lines, unfailing attention to detail, she's the opposite of that famous quotation from Ed Wood (after his actor kicked over a tombstone): "It's not about the details, it's about the big picture." The details clearly make the big picture exquisite, and I hesitate to think of the number of hours Allegory spent on these skins. Her new skin line is the Langwidere Occasional Dream makeups, and they come in a number of skin tones and fabulously glittery face paints. I matched the skin with a bunch of other Schadenfreude stuff that I love, and I give Alle vast kudos for making all of her items so damned flexible. What is texture-change-scripted? The hair, the boots, the jewelry. So easy to change them with a click of a button! (Go see all of her skins over here at the big elephant)

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***Hat: Schadenfreude Aviary Riding Hat in black and red
***Hair: Schadenfreude Nekomi v-fringe (i got the tint-scripted fatpack, so worth it)
***Jewelry: Schadenfreude electro-cute set.
***Boots: Schadenfreude Riga Kicks in red and black
***Outfits: Schadenfreude one eyed jack in spades and hearts
***Skins: Schadenfreude Dawn Langwidere, Hex Occasional Dream (f-b-d) and Peacock Occasional Dream (f-b-d)
***Poses: Izumiya and Analu

Cowled

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Miss Radio Signals handed me a folder of cowl-hair. I've never owned cowl-hair before, and when I put it on I admit that I felt rather monk-ish. Have you ever seen the movie Name of the Rose? It's my favorite monks-in-an-abbey movie ever, especially because it stars a young, tonsured and nubile Christian Slater totally getting it on with a village slattern. Ahhh, monks… The rest of my outfit is dark accordingly, neatly hiding my new skin from Exodi. The big party and hunt at the sim begins tonight! (SLURL to Scribble) (SLURL to Exodi)

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***Hand chains: from the Studio Sidhe Morpheus set
***Nails: SiniStyle taped fingers and black nails
***Skin: Exodi Isolde Soleil - 4 (lt/f)
***Stole: Cubic Effect stole (off white, I tinted it)
***Cowl: Scribble Seven Days Cowl / Black / hair, braid
***Pants: Fashionably Dead Vagabond Pants in black
***Shirt: BettiePage** bottan shirt in black
***Shoes: Gos Dare Booties in black
***Tattoo: Aitui With Force We Go
***Poses: Long Awkward Pose

Monday, August 2, 2010

Who missed me?

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I made the mistake of opening up my 'objects' folder for the first time since March. Did I really need the St. Paddy's Day Shamrock headband? Did I? …Of course I did. One of the best things about Second Life is that your inventory doesn't give you movement penalties (unlike, say, Dungeons and Dragons), and you don't need virtual bags-o-holding to cart your loot around. This means you can slay as many mobs as you want and take all their stuff!!! (I suspect you can now see my Everquest roots showing.)

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Some of the awesomeness that I found was this purple lolita dress from Grim Brothers, new Plastik "gameface" makeup, this hair from Clawtooth, and some gatcha items from LouLou&Co. I am also super-happy to pose in this set of elegant poses from Diesel Works, the Natya set. I like the movement they give to my avatar without impaling her body with her own hands and feet. (SLURL to Grim Bros) (SLURL to Plastik) (SLURL to Diesel Works)

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***Necklace: Violet Voltaire black hearts mechanica
***Shoes: Shiny Things hyasynths in black
***Bracelets: LouLou&Co bracelet summer blue from the Albero gatcha fest
***Piercings: ellabella puritan spirit in blue plastik
***Hair: Clawtooth fancy fancy - coco
***Skin and ears: Plastik lionheart in tale shade with freckles and gameface makeup
***Outfit: Grim Brothers Usagi Aubergina xstreet - loli dress
***Poses: Diesel Works Natya