Saturday, November 30, 2013

50,000 words later

Just as I was all set to post my outfit

I got together a casual outfit to match Katat0nik's new Arcade set -- the bow, necklace, and wand. That outfit is below! As soon as I got ready to post it, I noticed that Rebel Hope released a new dress, and I thought it suited the jewelry perfectly. Nothing like a big dose of glam with my cute! I love the items for both outfits, so I thought -- what the heck, post them both.

I hope your weekends are going well! The only notable thing that happened to me was yesterday: I finished writing my NANOWRIMO novel draft. Proud of myself; it was maybe the best holiday present I could possibly give myself, the knowledge that I could do it.

Rebel Hope Brandi mesh dress

  • Ring: CIRCA festive holiday sweet diamond bow ring from the Christmas Market gacha
  • Makeup: Miss Shippe's Studio October Watercolor makeup with freckles
  • Shoes: League Vintage T-Bar pumps in Olive at Shoetopia
  • Necklace, Bow, Wand: Katat0nik (choco) Carousel items for the Arcade
  • Hair: D!va hair "Tina" type A in Rhodolite
  • Dress: Rebel Hope Brandi Mesh Formal Gown in 24k Gold
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Eyes: NP Lunar eyes in gold
  • Hands: Slink Elegant
  • Feet: Slink women's medium bare feet in s-mid
  • Skin: Miasnow Skin - Candy with teeth
  • Poses: Kirin

Katat0nik for Arcade (2)


  • Pants: Milk Motion boyfriend jeans patched
  • Coat: (Elate!) Willow Coat in Two Tone Gold (RARE) for the Arcade (wheee!)
  • Shirt: G*Field ivory button down shirt, clothing layer
  • Poses: Kirin

Friday, November 29, 2013

Today, I shopped


Today I took part in great American buy-stuff day and supported my town's small businesses. It was fun to go out to the local comic store and the CD shop and the art supply store and invest in them; it felt like I was doing good for my town. In Second Life everything is local! I hit FLF and got poses and household things for Christmas and clothing. All in all, it was nice Black Friday.

  • Poses: Kirin MIA pose for FLF
  • Skin: MIASNOW candy skin with deep orange lips
  • Hair flower: Schadenfreude plaid rose barrette for FLF
  • Hands: Slink elegant hands
  • Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Emily steampunk shoes for Shoetopia
  • Purse: Bliensen + MaiTai Diesel purse in black
  • Dress: Sn@tch Sibby wrap dress in red
  • Hair: Lamb Blush in Ink
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Scarf: Vintage Muism crinkle scarf in blue
  • Tights: Vintage BP (I miss you, BettiePage Voyager)

Stuff for Christmas!

  • [CIRCA] - "Winter Holiday" Candle Box - Snowflake Blue (L)
  • DIGS - Joyful Bottle Decor - White/Silver [MESH]
  • [CIRCA] - "Winter Holiday" Modern Twig Decor Vase - Blue/Silver
  • BALACLAVA!! Snowflakes Mobile
  • Schadenfreude vouboo: Christmas set
  • (iTuTU) X'mas wreath / white
  • =Zenith= Water lantern B(Old wood)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A break in routine

Thankful (1)

It's the US's Thanksgiving today. Yesterday, heading out of work, I thought about the fact that I'd have four days to do nothing but hang out happily with my family, sleep late, and enjoy life, and I put together a "just out of work" look for my avatar to capture that feeling of sudden freedom.

My daughter asked me what I felt thankful for, and I think it's summarized by this: family and health. For the sake of SL, I'll add: a stable electrical grid, high-speed bandwidth, and a computer robust enough to render things! And for all of you, which almost goes without saying.

Now for an action-packed day of washing dishes! (I'm the official family dish washer.)

Thankful (2)

  • Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Emily Steampunk Shoes in grey/silver for Shoetopia
  • Nails: Lolapop Goddess Nails - BubbleGoth pack
  • Pants: Elate! Elle trouser jeans in mustard
  • Glasses: Elate! Olivia glasses - tortoise
  • Hair: LaViere Natsya Blonde from C88
  • Bag: MiWardrobe - my suitcase bag from Kustom9
  • Sweater: Milk Motion Classic Cardigan in yellow
  • Necklace: Hate Me and Eat Me take me back collar
  • Ring: CIRCA Fright Night macabre ring - bird skull
  • Skin: MIASNOW skin - Candy
  • Hands: Slink Elegant
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Shirt: Schadenfreude Sepia Oxford (clothing layers)
  • Tie: Schadenfreude hud controlled tie in Mint Julep

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What's your favorite SL Christmas tradition?

Boots and a vest

Memory: my first year in Second Life, one of the jewelry stores did a jewelry advent calendar. It fun to head over every morning in December to see what the gift would be. That jewelry store is long closed, but I had a similar feeling of CHRISTMAS when I put on these pretty little baubles from CIRCA (they aren't advent gifts, but they're from the Christmas Market gacha, which is close enough). Those rings are so quirky and statement-making and bright that they made me remember my first SL Christmas all over again.

I'm copying Allegory today and totally wearing boots with underpants. I can't help it, I like the underpants! Luckily in Second Life my outfit is actually ridiculously modest for anywhere but a Caledon ball. The boots are still the beautiful Jolenta ones from Lassitude & Ennui for Shoetopia, and I finally got my hands on those cat tights that all the cool Japanese kids have been wearing (they are only 10L on Marketplace!).

And rings

  • Shoes: Jolenta boots in gold and red for Shoetopia
  • Rings: CIRCa from the Christmas Market gacha, an assortment
  • Nails: Flair set 169
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Eyes: NP Lunar in water
  • Earrings: Vintage /artilleri/ fancy dice earrings
  • Horns: Schadenfreude small purple stripe horns from a pumpkin treat bucket
  • Hair: Clawtooth RockinRolls - red eye flight (not mesh)
  • Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ cherry birdie tattoo
  • Tights: Barn Owl Kitty Tights
  • Jacket: LG Boutique Fall-13 drinking from the bottle jacket from Kustom9
  • Skin/makeup: MIASNOW Candy clown with deep orange lips
  • Hands: Slink female hands - elegant
  • Undies: Luxuria Dottie set
  • Full-body pose: from the Pretense Baby It's Cold set

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm listening!

Echoes in the garden (2)

Yesterday I was in the mood for art, and stumbled across the "Echoes in the Garden" installation in the Destination Guide. The installation was created by Rose Borchovski, and it's full of poetry and surrealist imagery. I could not understand the explanatory text from the Destination Guide (it reads, "'Echoes in the Garden,' is an interactive installation by Rose Borchovski on the 'Susa Bubble' story"), so I did a quick google of the lyrics floating around the installation.

The installation seems to be based around these introspective lyrics by Susanne Sundfør from her song The Brothel (listen here):

There are echoes in the garden, is anybody listening?
There are echoes lost in the garden, is anybody listening?
They whisper:
The ones who are only living are the ones who are only dying.

I found the whole installation thought-provoking, but I might return and walk through it while playing the song. I was there with a very posh-looking furry who hung out wordlessly and thoughtfully a few steps above me, staring off into space. I always wonder what people are doing while they let themselves idle in an art exhibit. Perhaps the player is off at the restroom, or heating up microwave ramen? Maybe distracted by TV? I'm always deeply curious.

My jacket (below) is from Kellie Iwish, a preview of her Elate! item for the December round of Arcade. I'm so excited about it, not long now! I'm wearing it with Jackal's beautiful Jolenta boots for Shoetopia.

Echoes in the Garden (1)

Echoes in the garden (4)

Echoes in the garden (5)

Elate! Arcade coat & Jackal's boots!

  • Coat: (Elate!) Willow Coat in Two Tone Teal for the upcoming Arcade (wheee!)
  • Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Jolenta boots for Shoetopia in gold/sea
  • Skin: Potcha Kustom9 winter skin
  • Makeup: White Widow face tattoo, October gift
  • Necklace: Lassitude & Ennui Ophelia bow & pearl choker
  • Hair: Magika Pixie in color pack
  • Lashes: Schadenfreude heavy lashes (tattoo layer)
  • Hands: Slink Relax
  • Eyes: NP Lunar eyes in water
  • Horns: Illusions Dreamcatcher Nivicola horns
  • Headband: Silentsparrow Jolie headband
  • Chaps: shop sey rider chaps in brown
  • Pants: Zenith white pants (system layer)
  • Shirt: ARAI V neck knit in green (system layer)
  • Poses: Lolapop

Monday, November 25, 2013

Namo Tassa Bhagavato

I have nothing to offer you but peace this morning! I spent the weekend too sick to log into SL much, but here are a few more photos from the Water Lantern Festival.