Saturday, November 16, 2013

Here is a cup which steams

Kustom9 November (1)

I admit to you guys that I gatecrashed Kustom9. I'm not an official blogger, I just really like the event. When I saw that it was open on the 15th I thought, hey, this is the 15th! And went on over to the sim. I bounced off the sim wall, oops. But (I won't exactly explain how, I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader) all my shopping is now done, and I'm once again really happy with the event. The coat is from Kustom9, and my avatar is happy! (Maybe it's open now? Who knows.)

My shoes are from Lapointe & Bastchild, their traditional lace-up shoes (with a fabulous hud) at Shoetopia. Nomnomnom, boy shoes.

Kustom9 November (2)

  • Shoes: Lapointe & Bastchild Dress Shoes Traditional lace-up for Shoetopia
  • Ears: Illusions Sprite Ears
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in bashful Gidge
  • Hair: Baiastice Kiki hair in blonde tea for C88
  • Hands: Slink male hands Relax
  • Pants: DROP Casual Pants in Olive
  • Face tattoo: White Widow October group gift for men
  • Coat: XIAJ Jie Winter Coat for Kustom9
  • Piercings: Pekka Esoterica piercings in silver
  • Drink: What Next large pumpkin spice latte
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel Freckles-Moles
  • Nails: Flair natural men's dirty nails
  • Poses: Vintage LAP

Mind handing me that washcloth, something's in my eye

Standing in my bath looking creepy

I'm just standing in my bath looking creepy, honestly.

  • Dress: ImmateriA Dunwich Pet (Shadow) for Horror Haute
  • Necklace: C.C. Kreations HP Lovecraft necklace for Horror Haute
  • Hair: Clawtooth Gun Street Girl in Lilac Dreams for C88
  • Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ (raven's wing) belladonna:lepidoptera
  • Mask: Laudanum Lollipops - Club Zero Gacha - Believer
  • Skin: Miasnow CANDY skin
  • Hands: Slink - casual

Friday, November 15, 2013

What have I got on my head?

Pretense Poses (1)

This post is all about my side boob and the thing on my head. I'd stop there because nuff said, but I guess I should explain that fashionably Dead has this dress at Collabor88, and it gives FABULOUS side boob. If I were the type to leave my skybox, I'd totally wear this out somewhere just to show off. Instead, my large collection of plushies totally got a treat.

The things on my head are by Laudanum Lollipops for the Club Zero gacha. They are really cool and inexplicable. In fact, when I attached one and it landed on my head, I wasn't sure whether I should keep it there or stick it in a planter. I decided they were awesome tenticular brain implants, and therefore these poses from Pretense were perfect for showing them off. Gidge calls the pose set "Rubric", but I call it, "What the hell is this thing on my head?!" (Go check out Club Zero's gacha offerings!) (And Pretense too!)

Oh right there's something called Shoetopia, my shoes are nifty sandals by Miamai, and it opens at NOON SLT TODAY.

Pretense Poses (2)

  • Dress: fashionably Dead Racerback Metallic Dress in ombre gold for C88
  • Necklace: Yummy Metal and Diamonds - day for C88
  • Shoes: Miamai moon pumps in wood and leather - onyx for Shoetopia
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch eyes in Yellow Phire
  • Skin: MIASNOW skin - candy basic - cleavage with deep orange lips and teeth
  • Tattoo: Wicked Tattoo retrieve in light ink (on legs)
  • Hair: Lamb Soma - butterfinger
  • Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai beauty and the beast earrings
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Poses: Pretense Rubric poses
  • Creepy hats: Laudanum Lollipops Squidgey in various colors for the Club Zero gacha

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What, a post with no shoes?

Club Zero anniversary gacha

This is a quick post to show you one of the lovely items from the Club Zero anniversary gacha festival, this gorgeous mask by Laudanum Lollipops. The maker also created the most unique yet grotesque hats, which I will show you tomorrow! The gacha festival runs from the 13th to the 20th at Club Zero.

  • Necklace: Lassitude & Ennui knotted pearl necklace in rose
  • Horns: Lassitude & Ennui filigree horns in bronze
  • Hair: Lamb Gemini (mesh) in sun-dried tomato
  • Mask: Laudanum Lollipops - club zero gacha - The Deep mask in rose
  • Dress: fashionably Dead Metallic Racerback dress in black/white for C88

The color of dark rust

Walking around Shoetopia

I was sick yesterday. I stayed home and poured all of my energy into making our Christmas yearbook for the family (because I'm a dorky suburban mom). Then I drank a lot of tea, put on pretty clothing (my avatar did, my RL self was in sweats all day), and photographed myself at Shoetopia again. Then I promptly fell asleep and forgot to write down my outfit credits.

Case in point: I'm wearing these lovely knotwork shoes from Jackal, and completely forgot what they're called! She even posted this super hot photo of her avatar wearing them, but neglected to write down the shoe name. Anyway. Go find this sweet shoe (whatever it's called) at Shoetopia when it opens tomorrow!

Edit: They're the BOUND sandals. Well that makes perfect sense!

Shoetopia (9)

Shoetopia (10)

"Ah crap, I forgot to write down credits!"

Best guess at credits:

  • Dress: Rebel Hope Missy mesh dress in white
  • Hair: Lamb Soma in milk
  • Hairbow: Katat0nik metal hair bow for C88
  • Skin: Miasnow Candy with black lips and teeth
  • Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Bound Sandals for Shoetopia
  • Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ twin dove thingies
  • Mani/pedi: Flair (somewhere in the 160s)
  • Lashes: MC Falsies mesh lashes, just upper
  • Necklace: Yummy Belt Choker in Gold for C88

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shoetopia sim preview (3 of 3)

Shoetopia (1)

This statue was made by Siddean Munroe for the Slink shop at Shoetopia. As perfect as she is, the statue's cutely applied foot does not match the texture of the rest of her body. I love the cheekiness of it (don't we all have those mismatched feet days), and decided that because everyone's making stuff for Slink feet, the statue might even be this year's Shoetopia muse.

Shoetopia (7)

Shoetopia sim preview (2 of 3)

Shoetopia (3)

Shoetopia (2)

Shoetopia (5)

"It's like a cross between an ancient Roman marketplace and Rivendell," I thought.

Shoetopia opens on November 15th.

Shoetopia sim preview (1 of 3)

Shoetopia (4)

Shoetopia (6)

Shoetopia opens on November 15th.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Club Zero Gacha Celebration preview

Club Zero Gacha (2)

Club Zero's fourth anniversary Gacha celebration opens up on November 13th at midnight SLT, and runs for a week until the 20th. I am happy to be able to preview these awesome items from Salem's Lot and Cubic Cherry Kreations. Salem's Lot made radios that actually bloody well work and are tuned to the Club Zero stream. Amazing! The helmets from Cubic Cherry made me manfully chuckle, especially the rare one that I haven't shown here (it totally involves a sabre and a watermelon). Check it out tomorrow night at Club Zero.

Club Zero Gacha (1)

Items from the Club Zero Gacha Celebration:

  • Radios: Salems Lot Vintage Radios in black and rare purple
  • Helmets: Cubic Cherry Kreations Horned Helmet Black and Punky

Other stuff:

  • Hair: INK Hair OGLE hairbase in buzz-cut sideburns, blonde
  • Tattoo: Sleepy Bozer Farewell Summer
  • Jacket: Blank Line 3 buttom jacket and shirts gray
  • Jeans: OLLL jeans 01
  • Hands: Slink Men's Hands Relax
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in yellow phire
  • Tank top: WataGumo ribbed cotton tank
  • Skin: Uriel Freckles - Moles

Piling dominoes into towers

We Love RP (2)

Jackal (of Lassitude & Ennui) has finished a number of creations for Shoetopia. I'm wearing one pair of them today, the Paramour boots. They come in many sizes and colors for men and women, and they are as slouchy and beautifully textured as one could wish. They seemed so perfect for roleplay that I finally headed over to We Love Roleplay and picked up a jacket that I'd been eyeing for my boy avatar. I quite liked the cut and mottled fabric of SF's Elessar jacket, and the name too (who wouldn't be immediately drawn by the name Hope?). Shoetopia opens in four days. Read more about it here!

We Love RP (3)

  • Hair: Lamb Paper Tiger in Honeycomb from C88
  • Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Paramour in brown metal for the upcoming Shoetopia. Yay!
  • Piercings: Pekka Mille Unisex Piercings in gold
  • Necklace: GSpot Maris Necklace in blue and silver from the We Love RP gacha
  • Jacket: SF Elessar men's tunic jacket in stone from We Love RP
  • Face tat: White Widow October group gift
  • Pants: Vintage Arcavin travelers trousers in brown with a highly shaded package area.
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel Freckles - Moles
  • Hood: Cellar Door Witches Familiar Hood in Cinnamon (previously from the fantasy gacha carnival)
  • Gloves: Ascent Armored Gloves 03 (previously from the fantasy gacha carnival)
  • Headband: The Forge Celtic Headband in wood (previously from the fantasy gacha carnival)
  • Poem: The Parallel Cathedral by Tom Sleigh

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's you causing my skull to rattle

Rebel Hope sweater (1)

This is a quick look of the day. I posted my house yesterday, entirely redone with all kinds of cool Collabor88 stuff! Today my avatar is wondering how to get the math equations away from the squirrels. She's wearing a bunch of new stuff, inspired by this new squishy sweater from Rebel Hope. I love cropped tops and can't wear them IRL (having a kid and having a nice belly button really don't mix), so I was happy to put it on. I'm wearing it with these fabulous Tres Blah shorts from C88, and new Slink foot enabled sandals from Bliensen + MaiTai. They're perfect for the season! Especially because I live in Florida. (Trivia, did you know that I was Plurabella's first blogger, when she opened back in 2009? :D )

By the way, I saw Thor 2. I kind of want my boy avatar to look like Loki, he was my favorite part of the whole thing. (It's my inner Slytherin emerging again.)

Rebel Hope sweater (2)

  • Feet and hands: Slink
  • Skin: Miasnow Candy with deep blue lips and teeth
  • Blush: Miss Shippe's Studio coral blush for gingers with freckles
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in yellow phire
  • Hair: Magika Sudden in 03 pack
  • Necklace MG London Time for C88
  • Shorts: tres Blah Metallic glitter shorts in black
  • Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai Dahlia shoes in teal for Slink feet
  • Sweater: Rebel Hope Penny mesh oversized sweater in Aqua
  • Horns: Illusions Dreamcatcher Nivicola horns
  • Tattoo: ~silentsparrow (robin's egg) belladonna:lepidoptera tattoo set
  • Lashes: MC Falsies mesh lashes, just upper

Sunday, November 10, 2013

First we steal the nuts.

Neva Captain House (4)

"Then we do all this math, and THEN we take over the world."

Did you spend your budget at C88 too? It was so very worth it. I rezzed the Neva Captain's house and found the build really charming. There's a notecard in the box about realistic building heights, and I thought the point a good one: if you want to feel less cramped, adjust your 3rd person camera angle a little lower. I'm always feeling claustrophobic when I'm indoors in SL, and this hint really does help.

I admit that I altered the building! I knocked down some walls, because I like open floorplans. It looks very charming with all of the walls (especially the metal grid ones) in place, but I do find it lovely when designers allow us mod rights. Then I went to town with all my stuff.

I appreciate as well this fabulous full-body art deco mecha suit from fashionably Dead. It comes in three colors, including gold and silver, and is sexy and cheeky at the same time. Maybe it reminds me most of The Jetsons as done by Decoeur. See it all at Collabor88!

Neva Captain House (2)

Neva Captain House (1)

Neva Captain House (3)

fashionably Dead for c88 (2)

Household stuffs from C88:

House: Cottage: Scarlet Creative for Scarlet Apple - Neva Captain House 1
Fireside street lamps: LISP - Mesh - Victorian Street Lamp Corona - White Rust
Desk: .:Standby Inc. - Huckleberry Desk
Bookshelf: .:Standby Inc. - Sawyer Shelf (linked)
Eiffel tower thing: floorplan. eiffel tower marquee
Squirrels: !Ohmai : Steampunk Light Squirrel


Full-body costume: fashionably Dead Retro Robot
Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch eyes in Yellow Phire
Skin: Miasnow Skin Candy with black lips and teeth
Lashes: MIASNOW lashes - Candy 3 Doll
Eyeliner: Schadenfreude gunmetal Sedusa Eyeshadow and Eyeliner
Poses: Marukin
Sunglasses: [glow] Deer Glasses (mesh) (magenta)from the last Arcade

Other stuff comes from Post, Circa, Nonino, WorN, and various designers from the last Arcade.

We Ride Fords with Lift Kits

Steampunky 88 (2)

I am a short and narrow person in real life, but yesterday I spent my time sitting high above traffic in a Ford F150 truck. I mentioned this on plurk, and a kindly and eco-conscious soul said, "This represents all that's wrong with the world." True enough, true enough. But on the other hand, I've had "Drive a Ford F150" on my bucket list since the 80s. Why? I think it's because they've always felt like enormous bloody mecha suits to me. Strap in, and they extend your power by that much, which is a rare feeling for me because I usually don't have height and heft. Also, I was using it to pick up a freecycled armoir. Even though I had to rent an F150 from U-Haul, at least I was doing it to further the cause of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

Anyway. I mention this because Plurk is where real life and second life meet and clash in a way that's sometimes ugly, sometimes honest, and always entertaining. Got plurk? I'm "Kuno1chi" there. Add me!

I'll be back in my boy avatar shortly for the holiday season, but I'm taking a wee break to wear some of the things from C88. Gah, I love everything, especially the jewelry from LaGyo, hair from Clawtooth, and dress from Katat0nik. I liked it so much I styled it twice! Hope you make it into the sim.

Steampunky 88 (1)

Bracelet: LaGyo Misaku Bangle Left for C88
Dress: Katat0nik Metal Corset Dress in orange/orange [and white/white] for C88
Hair: Clawtooth Gun Street Girl in Precious Metals Copper Dip [and distinguished] for C88
Necklace: Yummy Belt Choker in Gold for C88
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ (apricot) [and licorice] Birdie tattoo
Goggles: Calico Ingman Lysander goggles in brass [and silver]
Hands: Slink female - elegant
Makeup: Schadenfreude Pumpkin [and gunmetal] Sedusa eyeshadow and eyeliner
Socks: Schadenfreude Opaque peach white [and white] amortentia stockings
Skin: MIASNOW candy with black lipstick and teeth
Lashes: MIASNOW Candy 3 Doll
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Timea ankle boots in black/gold [and black/silver]
Face piercings: Ellabella Blood Red [and Snow White] dermals
Ears: Illusions Fairy Ears
Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in Teal Mae More [and Yellow]
Nails: Flair #178