Saturday, December 14, 2013
I have such a strange life right now. It's the holidays, and because of it, there's this harmonic convergence of all parts of my life into one greater weird whole. All the family from both sides are coming here, there's a huge wedding, and on top of that there's The Hobbit. I've alternated between frantic texts with my mom to prepare for the family onslaught, and texts with friends asking me about various bits of The Hobbit. (Yes, I'm the local expert.)
In Second Life, there's also GENRE and C88 and Arcade and Gothmas by Gaslight and the bijillion other stuff advertised on Seraphim. MY LORD. It's all overwhelming and wonderful, right? On the other hand, I can't help longing for a nice slow week at the height of summer when everyone's playing outside.
Speaking of playing outside, my avatar put on this outfit from Uncertain Smile for GENRE and clomped around Gothmas by Gaslight earlier today. It opens up tomorrow, and I hope everyone enjoys the pretty and cheeky build. PLEASE ALSO NOTE MY WONDERFUL TIGHTS from Frick! They're selling for mere pennies at her store.
Tights: Frick Winter Tights in Sugarplum
Lashes: MC Falsies
Hat: Milk Motion faux fur hat in beige deer for C88
Hair: LaViere Natsya/platinum for last C88
Choker and monocle: La petite morte accessories for Gothmas by Gaslight
Necklace: Roots & Wings Steampunk Poetry Necklace for Gothmas by Gaslight
Outfit: Uncertain Smile Poesie Noire in pink for GENRE
Skin: MIASNOW candy with deep purple lips and teeth
Eyes: MIASNOW shine red
Hands: Slink prosper and fist
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Jolenta boots in gold/cream
Cane: ANA_mations caneAO with cane (vintage)
I also did the same outfit in a sea coloring.
Last night I did the most surreal thing: I went to a small town in Florida that blows fake snow on people. I stood there as the kids raised their little faces to the industrial-strength soap bubbles and played in it, pretending it was snow. On the ground at our feet were piles of foamy slush. Christmas music played, and a little golf-cart train drove around the town square. It was very festive and seasonal and SURREAL AS ALL HECK, especially cause it was warm enough for shorts.
Sometimes life is a lot more like SL than we give it credit for. Sometimes, it's weirder… But speaking of lovely things, I'm enamored with my Spyralle jacket for GENRE*, so much that I played with two different stylings for it. The lovely necklace from Lassitude & Ennui has a bat on it, and it'll be out shortly for Gothmas in Gaslight. The tree from noctis too! It's my second tree of the season in SL, and it's appropriately dark and eerie for Gothmas. Both of these events open shortly.
* Someone please update the GENRE blog, it's hanging out at November's event!
Violet-toned outfit (and red-toned outfit in parens):
Jacket: Spyralle Snowflake Lace Jacket in pink (and red) for Genre
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Emily Steampunk Shoes in purple (and Jolenta boots in gold/purple)
Hands: Slink Prosper
Skin: MIASNOW CANDY
Eyes: RUE Lotus Eaters in Lilac (and MIASNOW eyes in shine red)
Headpiece: aisling Xanthe Ultra Rare - Nymphe old gacha item (and [Wishbox] Red Rose Crown)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Jade Mesh Hair in Crystal Pink (and Ivette in crystal violet)
Pants: Milk Motion peg lace trousers in nude (and Marshmallows Rozy miniskirt in black with So Many Styles brain knit tights)
Necklace: Lassitude & Ennui Batty necklace in gold for Gothmas by Gaslight
Ring: MG ring speeling beauty heart in gold for C88
Purse: Katat0nik group gift candy purse
Nails: Bliensen & MaiTai steampunk nails
[noctis] Gothmas Tree for Gothmas by Gaslight
Friday, December 13, 2013
Hello! I've recovered from my bout of drunken elven present-bagging in a fur catsuit, and thought I'd share a snowy sim that I've been wandering lately. Swayland has an advent calendar each year, and this year I've been doing it faithfully. I adore Sway's items, and Zacca and Nonino have been some of my favorite furniture and housemakers in SL since forever, so I always look forward gleefully to everything they give us. The sim is full of cute moments, including a very "It's a small world" skating rink with animatronic bears, and animals everywhere. It's well worth a visit, Advent or not!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sometimes it's hard to work in Santa's toymines. The elf is taking a break in his comfy catsuit from Avatar Bizarre, soon to be found at Gothmas by Gaslight.
Outfit: Avatar Bizarre Cheshire cat suit in white (comes with ears and boots, not shown)
Eyes: Avatar Bizarre manse eyes in red demon for Gothmas by Gaslight
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Wanderlust in black
Hair: Dura boys 47 irish coffee
Skin: Evian Marlon medium with ears
Hands: Slink hands relax
Shirt: Schadenfreude ivory oxford full messy tails
Earrings: Vintage Ephemeral hoops
Alouette - Bag of Mail
AF Christmas Cookies
Alouette - Box of Mail 2
Alouette - Gingerbread House
Jester Chair - gray silver bells
Stocking: Schadenfreude 2012 Christmas stocking
Hello! Today I am wearing a Victorian-inspired outfit set from Le Petite Morte, created for the upcoming round of GENRE. I haven't put on a Victorian dress since I was kicked out of Caledon, but I really liked how well the fabric holds its shape even when I move. I remember that in the old days it was imperative to wear nice stockings because my legs would invariably emerge into the light, giving all the Caledonian gents a free show. Not so anymore! In fact, I'm not wearing a stitch of anything beneath this pretty frock, NOT EVEN SHOES. You'll be able to get this skirt and top when GENRE opens.
Because I was wearing such an outfit, I went back to the Gothmas by Gaslight sim and took a few more photos. I'm excited! The Christmas decorations are up, and the whole town has that slightly decrepid, Dickensian Christmas smoulder. It'll open on the 15th!
- Outfit: La Petite Morte Victorian christmas day outfit for GENRE
- Hair: D!va Hair Layla type B in Moon Stone
- Makeup: MSS October watercolors makeup (freckles)
- Hat: Hate Me and Eat Me the incongruo hat
- Necktie: Lassitude & Ennui Ophelia roses and pearls
- Skin: MIASNOW skin CANDY
- Hands: Slink Elegant
- Nails: Flair 161
- Gloves: Schadenfreude spiderweb gloves with Slink appliers (VIP group gift item)
- Sim: Gothmas by Gaslight, opening soon!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ellantha doesn't trust me with her jewelry because I invariably f*ck it up. Case in point, in the above photo, half the prims for that lovely Enfant Terrible necklace are totally eaten up by my viewer. *sob*! I noticed that this morning and took the below photo so that you can see how cute the necklace really is. I'm blogging two things for the next round of GENRE today -- the necklace and that nifty corset from Kastle Rock Couture. I have to say, I love events for introducing me to new-to-me designers, and these two are truly neat! More information about the next round of GENRE will eventually be posted on the blog.
But okay, all blogger fail aside, LOOK AT ALLEGORY'S NEW SHOES! The fatpack is infinitely customizable (okay finitely, but with tons of options), and I adore the color combinations that I can make. They are at her elephant.
Shoes: Schadenfreude Casinelle shoes for C88 in the fatpack of colors
Ears: Half Deer Patchwork Army - troublemaker ears for Arcade
Jacket: H.E.D. cropped leather jacket
Necklace: Enfant Terrible Lotties darling necklace in beige for GENRE
Corset: Kastle Rock Couture Georgette Corset for GENRE
Makeup: Miss Shippe's Studio Feeling Lucky Punk? Joan's eyes with freckles
Hair: Magika Rewind
Skin: MIASNOW CANDY with teeth
More makeup: MIASNOW walker skin eye makeup in orange
Pants: Vintage sepia Audrey pants from ~silentsparrow~, clothing layer
Hands: Slink Prosper
Lashes: MC Falsies
Shirt: Plastik Kyrie top in Mother
Shorts: tres Blah Metallic glitter shorts in black
Tattoo: Wicked Explore tattoo
Makeup: Mock Red Hot Gray Matter
Hair: Magika Hair Rewind
Skin: MIASNOW CANDY with teeth
Socks: So Many Styles braid knit tights in green
Shoes: Schadenfreude Casinelle in different color options
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I decorated my house for Christmas, using a mix of old and new stuff. My favorite group gift is this adorable Rudolph picture and banners from ~silentsparrow~, so I put them front and center on my mantlepiece. I also dug out the Christmas Voubou from Schadenfreude to adorn some shelves. Most of the rest is from Arcade (a more detailed photo is below). I think some of my favorite Christmas items from Arcade are the Post Apocalyptic stuff. It suits Second life so perfectly with its Wastelands feel. After our land suffers flood and drought and the rough times come, I'm pretty sure we'll all be making these rough semblances of trees out of twisted metal from lost dreams. *cough* Anyway. I hope everyone has a lovely second week of Advent!
silentsparrow Rudolph Framed Art (group gift)
silentsparrow (Rudolph) Decorative Pennants silentsparrow
vespertine-northstar paper lamps for Arcade
(Yummy) Holiday Snow Globe - Nutcracker & Yeti for Arcade
O.M.E.N - My Fairytale - Aladdin's Palace & Ariel's for Arcade
[Commoner] Monogram Stocking / L for Arcade
Post Apocalyptic Tree - EMERGENCY TREE_RARE for Arcade
vespertine-advent calendar/red for Arcade
[Commoner] Cafe Collection / Table (Rectangle) for Arcade
vespertine-secret of baking for Arcade
vespertine-starbead curtain/texturechange2 for Arcade
Post Apocalyptic Ball - BROKEN DREAMS for Arcade
Post Apocalyptic Ball - REINFORCED SHELTER for Arcade
O.M.E.N - My Fairytale book ornaments (like all of them) for Arcade
vespertine-nutcracker/yellow for Arcade
vespertine- origami winter branch for Arcade
Jewelry set: Bliensen + MaiTai Tannenbaum set for the Christmas Expo
Jacket: Curio Obscura fluffy fur jacket in classic for Arcade
Antlers: Illusions Reindeer Antlers
Boots: Katat0nik Cozy Boots in elf green
Pants: ~silentsparrow~ (soot) gloomy suit jeans
Hands: Slink hands Prosper
Skin: MIASNOW - Candy with deep green lips & teeth
Ring: CIRCA festive holiday candycane ring - silver
Hair: Exile London Rain: Fern color
Monday, December 9, 2013
The other day, Allegory mentioned that it was time to winterize the sim. I don't know if many of you have poked around Nouveau, but Jackal has made a corner of it into her cobbler's workshop. Like most creators, she actually lives up on a plain white platform, but it's kind of fun to pretend that in her spare time she cures leather and carves wooden soles. I winterized a little around the workshop. Of course we needed a Christmas tree, so I snuck over to Allegory's tree farm beneath the elephant with my handy chainsaw. (Allegory, you might find a few trees missing...) Go see our snow in Nouveau!
- Hat: XIAJ Zane winter hat in Charcoal from the Kustom9 gacha
- Hands: Slink relax
- Skin: Evian Marlon in medium
- Pants: DROP casual pants in ivory
- Shoes: Blvck Anchor Zebra suede shoes
- Face tat: White Widow october gift
- Hair base: INK hair base in sidburns, roots color
- Sweater: Gabriel high-necked sweater in light khaki
- Scarf: Vintage Aoharu, knit scarf in nordic/gray
- Chainsaw: Songbird Bubba's best friend in orange
- Ears: Illusions elf ears - sprite - with wrapped cords
- Trees: Schadenfreude Blue Full Spruce Trees, Saiygewood fairy arbor, and MIASNOW pines
- Bears: MIASNOW
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I have a sick kid in the house this weekend, which kind of delayed some Christmas plans. On the upside, I had plenty of time to play in Second Life, which means that I could put on and take off clothing and putter around my house to my heart's content. I put up my Christmas tree and changed my clothes a lot, all while entertaining a bored little one.
Do you remember back in the day when I took Twinnie posts with Mourna Biziou? Whenever I do two stylings of an outfit, it's in memory of those days. This one is the jumper dress from Katat0nik, so adorable and soft-looking, and this hair from Clawtooth. These new beautiful bootlets from Lassitude & Ennui were perfect for the outfits too. I just had a hit of coffee and realized that I'm still only half coherent, so I'll let the photos speak for me. Have a good Sunday!
- Band-aid: LIVAS kids baindaids in Kittylolli and Polkadot (dollarbie on marketplace)
- Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Versailles shoe in Berry and Sea colors for We heart RP
- Hair: Clawtooth Snuggle Party in Princess Bubblegum and Cosy Cutie in Red Eye Flight
- Dress: Katat0nik Knit Jumper Dress in Cozy and Folksy colors
- Socks: Honey Kitty pink/blue baby ankle socks
- Lashes: MC Faleis
- Hands: SLink hands - prosper
- Eyes: Rue Lotus Eater Lilac and Rust colors
- Ring: CIRCA Festive Holiday snowflake cookie ring and candy cane ring
- Skin: Glam Affair Elvi Fairy 06 and 03 for Kustom9
- Ears: Illusions Elf ears - fairy
- Poses: Kirin
- ~silentsparrow~ Deer (Somber) Forest Elemen-tails!
- Nails: Flair 164