Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fashion For Life [02]: MichaMi

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I hate waking up this week. The world is definitely giving us the signal that if we can't get our shit together and work as one, we'll never be able to fix the truly deep issues. Love to Japan, right now.

In the middle of all the sad, it feels good to blog about a cause like Fashion For Life. I went looking through the website this morning and found a lovely and very personal list of people's stories about why they've taken part in the event. Today I'm wearing MichaMi's Leather Dress that will debut at FFL. There's something about her clothing that makes me think BDSM. Hmmm...

***Dress: MichaMi Leather Dress in mud for FFL
***Tie necklace: Noir & Noir Goth Dandy short tie (f)
***Belt: Ingenue Traveler Belt in Black
***Crop: from the ~silentsparrow~ Nightmare outfit
***Horns: Illusions Dalli Horns
***Hair: Lamb Witch in Ink
***Skin: Fashionably Dead Vampire Skin 5
***Nails: Schadenfreude copper diamond dog nails
***Tattoos: Hybrid Stripes Tattoos

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Pacific Fund

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We interrupt FFL blogging for some words from the women who are running the Pacific Fund:

An emergency fundraising effort for the victims of the crisis in the Pacific that hit on the 10th/11th of march is being set up. SL is an international community, with a strong base in Japan specifically. This disaster is worldwide and affects us all, as a community SL has risen up time and time again to help out in times of distress, including very recently.

In september 2010 11,000 us dollars was raised for the pakistan flood crisis relief fund (UNICEF) at an sl event. An event organised in four days. This is an example of what our community can do, and we are attempting to prepare for a similar, simple but effective, event.

We are calling for anyone who wishes to help with this fundraiser. We will be providing vendors that donate 100% of sales to a charity account (Charity Shelter) for people to place in their stores and at an event location. The products in these vendors don't have to be new, but the more new and exclusive items available the more money we will raise, so even a variation of an existing product is appreciated.

We welcome any and all participation and interest in this event - if you'd like to participate as a designer please (apply here). Please note that 100% of all money raised will go to the charity UNICEF. Land was donated by Glam Affair and all volunteers are giving their time without charge.


SLURL to the Pacific Fund.

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Today's hair is for FFL by Amacci, and my outfit is actually a melange of minty goodness from Schadenfreude and ~silentsparrow~ for March Mint Madness. Go find March Mint Madness here!

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***Skirt: ~silentsparrow~ (Mint) Minsky tutu
***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ (Minty) Puca Jacket
***Hair: Amacci Hair Suzy in black coal tipped blond for FFL
***Shirt: Schadenfreude Mint Jelly Sleeveless Blouse
***Makeup: Schadenfreude Langwidere Mint Eiraku Eyes/Stripe Lips/Nails
***Eyes: Schadenfreude Mint Eyes
***Skin: Frick Jane in Goth
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood in violet
***Shoes: Shiny Things Bellas in purple
***Socks: Schadenfreude sheer royal amortentia stock

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fashion For Life [01]: SYSY

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Remember RFL, Relay for Life? Now it's called FFL, Fashion for Life, but the event is the same. It's the longest-running fashion fair in SL, and all donations for it go to the American Cancer Society. It's going to be from March 12 - 22 across nine sims, and the theme for this year is “Beyond Black and White.” Er, hence my desaturated avatar here in a dozen shades of grey. If you'd like to find out more about it, go to the FFL website. They'll be updating often!

I'm in my first look for the fair, SYSY's prettily-wrinkled Hush dress. It's a sultry one-shoulder number, the better to display my painful HUZ sleeve tats. I hope to see you all at the fair!

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***Dress: SYSY's FFL Hushdress in silvergray
***Tote: FFL beyond black and whie argyle tote
***Bracelet: MOOD Sorella Cuff in Onyx
***Tattoo: HUZ the sleeves - ink
***Necklace: UZURI Mshale necklace in silver
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Miss Highlands in black
***Horns: Illusions unholy horns
***Lip ring: Ellabella Shadow of the Day
***Tape: SiniStyle Taped Fingers & Black Nails
***Hair: Lamb Bang Bang sideways bangs in Ink
***Skin: Frick Sophia in Goth
***Leggings: Fishy Strawberry *swan lake* leggings

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Elegy

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A long time ago, I saw the connection between Second Life and the geisha's idea of the Floating World. Bright and flickering and ephemeral like a woman's first bloom of beauty, very little in SL stays -- or stays the same. Sometimes beautiful things disappear, and we're left to contemplate the memory. This is the case with Frick, a skin shop that took the notion of the Eloh mod into the realm of the fantastic and gothic. I've always loved Frick for the low prices and high creativity, and the skins have suited my avatar perfectly. After so many years, Frick is closing it's doors. Until it's gone, there is a sale, bringing the prices down even farther… Go get these whimsical creations before they evaporate into pixel air. (SLURL here)

hyasynth has created a lucky chair item! You can buy all the pieces (and there are MANY) for 300L, or wait for your letter on the group lucky chair. It's well worth joining the update group. (SLURL to ~silentsparrow~)

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***Eyes: Frick Autumn's Fell Eyes
***Piercings: Ellabella Shadow of the Day
***Nails: Schadenfreude Azure Diamond Dog
***Skin: Frick Dream - Goth
***Socks: Honey Kitty Gatcha 18 babyblue/pink/purple
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Paige - Snow
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Highlands in Arctic
***Tattoo: La Malvada Mujer Cammeo tattoo
***Earrings: Lolapop butterfly cry earrings
***Outfit: some of the ~silentsparrow~ Lupine lucky chair suit outfit bits

Monday, March 7, 2011

Transparent like the president

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So there I was hanging out with Jackal. We were chatting about this and that while I photographed, and I mentioned that I was checking to see that I hadn't screwed anything up. "You need a checklist," she joked.

"Yeah, like are my jewelry prims showing up? Check. Are my ears resized? Check. Any prims going through other prims? No? Check. Does the pose screw up my torso fabric? No? Check." These are all mistakes I've totally made in the past! Blogging once a day, every day, for the past three years means that I've made about that many mistakes. It's all learning!

So Miss Jackal got me this nice to-do clipboard, which she said I shoudl wear with a pair of really big glasses. Hence, this look. My little pants are new from Honey Kitty, as is my necklace. The necklace and glasses are color-changing!

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***Socks: Honey Kitty (pink-mint) cutie cake knee socks
***Shorts: Honey Kitty (othello) ruffle short pants in black and white
***Necklace: Honey Kitty cutie ribbon necklace
***Clipboard: RC Clipboard Nueva in green
***Makeup: Honey Kitty 2010 xmas cheeks 07 (old gift)
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Kara (highlights) in copper
***Skin: Fashionably Dead Earth Flower V5 Freckles
***Ears: Plastik
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Miss Highland in green
***Cardigan: Ingenue Ever After Cardigan in seafoam
***Glasses: Reek Aeroplane Shades, old 50L Friday item

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hunter in the veldt

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Photographer and model, Jackal Ennui


Miss Jackal was kind enough to photograh the outfit she worn to the Illusions Masquerade. It was beautiful! She looked very elven and dangerous and smexy, all at once. =)

***Hair: Maitreya

***Skin: Plastik

***Clothes: Chaospire

***Bangles: YS&YS

***Vines: Illusions

***Horns: Illusions

***Mask: Illusions

***Location: Miromere

Sangre Gras?

Mardi Gras...


Last night I caught the last few moments of the Illusions Mardi Gras ball, just in time to see the king and queen crowned. Siyu was kind enough to give us presents -- this mask and hat and some beads too. I love Mardi Gras, and I love the thought that Siyu puts into it each year.

Mardi Gras...


***Gloves: vintage ones from 2007, a shop called Omen.
***Cuffs: Violet Voltaire Love Like Blood
***Hair: Fri.day Yelena.2 in anxious blond
***Cape: BettiePage Cape Coat in red
***Bra: Exodi Lusty Bra in gold
***Blood: CZ
***Skin: Fashionably Dead Earth Flower V5 Freckles
***Hat and mask: Illusions Mardi Gras 2011 gifts from Siyu Suen
***Ears: Plastik Ataciara ears
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Miss Highlands in cream
***Pants: Ingenue Katherine in butter