Friday, June 20, 2014

Dresses like a sunrise

Racing Stripe Dress

Katat0nik has this adorable dress and bow set at something called the Level Up Racing Games event. You can read about it here, and check out all the things at the flickr group here. Once again I'm rather hurried due to real life (how am I so busy for being unemployed?), so I'll just leave it at that. I really do love Katat0nik's wonderful colors -- they inspire me!

Dress: Katat0nik Racing Stripe Dress in yellow
Bow: Katat0nik Racing Stripe hair bow
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ belladonna:lepidoptera in bluesky
Eyeshadow: By Snow Nalea eyeshadow in yellow
Eyes: By Snow Midnight Eyes in yellow
Lipstick: Pink Fuel glossy pout in chocolate
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in dark tan with aqua brows
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Saltarello slippers in purple/gold for we heart rp
Hair: Clawtooth boardwalk breeze in teal for Arcade
Bliensen + MaiTai periodically inspired necklace for The Dreaming Tree
Tattoo: Jalwa Khaliji tattoo in henna 5 for GENRE
Piercing: EllaBella Childer-Blubro

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Draped in blue

GENRE (3)

I am in another outfit from GENRE, and I kind of love it. The blue/cobalt/silver combination is turning me on right now, and I think it all looks especially vivid against a darker skin. It's about to rain and I need to go pick some tomatoes, so I'll end this post early, but I'll leave you with the lyrics that are going through my head.

You'd better look before you leap, still waters run deep,
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out,
And you know what I'm talking about...

Outfit: Kaithleen's Arabian ruffled top in cyan, wide pants in Cyan, for GENRE
Henna: Jalwa Khaliji tattoo for GENRE
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai Scheherazade shoes in blue for GENRE
Earrings/nose ring: AZE Bedouin Sands silver earring and nose ring for GENRE
Necklace: UN Desert Zephyr Necklace for GENRE
Head scarf: Paper Moon Shayla Ajlal in cobalt for GENRE
Eyes: By Snow Midnight Eyes in cobalt
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in exotic with blue brows
Hair: Calico Dae in blacks

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FFL is ending soon

Last post, FFL

There are only a few days remaining for Fashion For Life, but it's so damned vast that I haven't even browsed the half of it. This outfit is from HED, and I had to put it on because every part of it is well-crafted, from the shoes to the dress to the jewelry. The hair and bracelet are also FFL offerings. The hair by MINA is actually named "Tim," which indicates that it's probably supposed to be for boys, but I liked the severe swept-back style of it. Please read more about FFL here, and go support the cause before it closes shop!

Bracelet: Opal Kalan bracelet in silver for FFL
Hair: MINA hair - Tim for FFL
Outfit: HED gothic princess, complete with jewelry and shoes, for FFL
Ring: Yummy Garden Cocktail ring in purple
Eyeshadow: By Snow Nalea eyeshadow in cobalt
Eyes: By Snow midnight eyes in cobalt
Piercing: Ellabella Saint - Hella
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout in Navy
Horns: Plastik Vynn horns in granite
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in white with blue brows
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ belladonna:lepidoptera in dusk

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The stage on which the whole East is confined

Genre_Arabia

Arabia, huh? Okay, here we go:

"[N]either the term Orient nor the concept of the West has any ontological stability; each is made up of human effort, partly affirmation, partly identification of the Other." -- Edward Said

So, here we are celebrating our imaginative peek other people's culture. I respect what the designers have done for this round of GENRE, taking the orientalist imaginings of "Arabia" from popular culture and doing a fine job of creatively interpreting them. This outfit in particular is interesting, taking inspiration from modern-day Indian fashion designers and interpreting the outfit with a posited mythic past. The henna is lovely too, as is the skin, with its light touch of modern makeup that looks in keeping with the outfit.

Do check out GENRE and help me think through these issues of cultural representation!

Skin: Lumae Odette skin 5/cramel/Arabian Nights with cleavage/freckles for GENRE
Hair: Exile London to LA in dark red
Henna: Jalwa Khaliji 5 henna tattoo with hand appliers for GENRE
Necklace: Luminary Ayn necklace in gold/red for GENRE
Outfit: FAIDA Yasmin in red for GENRE
Eyes: TSM catscratch eyes in code red
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Saltarello slippers in blood/silver for We Heart RP
Horns: Plastik Vynn horns in Ember
Circlet: Plastik Lys Circlet in Hazelnut

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Clad all in silver

Such a pretty roleplay outfit

I love the drapey flow of this roleplaying outfit by Painfully Divine for the next round of GENRE. It’s very Gorean, made with clinging mesh in such a way that it confused the hell out of me for a second. Usually when my avatar’s boobs are small, they don’t poke through mesh; in this case, they poked through no matter how small I made them. Then I made them larger and lo, the top draped perfectly. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had sliders for our real life bodies? Smaller boobs for yoga class, larger ones for whenever we wanted to fill out a certain shirt… No wonder SL avatars are addictive.

The circlet by Keystone is also for GENRE. The next round opens, um, eventually (I should really get my stuff together and put the right date here, right?), and there will be THINGS.

Outfit: Painfully Divine Shazadi outfit in blue for GENRE
Circlet: Keystone Arica circlet in silver/grey for GENRE
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Fey sandals in lavender
Hair: Exile: London in blacks for ARcade
Ring: Bliensen + MaiTai Atom Heart
Eyes: Ellabella Phantasm eyes in ghost one
Tattoo: Wicked Tattoos Desire
Nails: Bliensen + MaiTai pixie dust nails in silver
Skin: MIA14 Ember skin in dark tan