Just playing around with some dark tones today. Among my current faves: this week's new "Tammy" pouffed updo by Truth, the latest zebra-striped mesh dress by Aura + the noir sparkly glitter dress on sale at TDR by House of Fox.
left look: Hair: Truth @ Truth District- Sophie w/Roots - espresso *mwuahs Truth Hawks* *NOTE: Truth District is having a 50% off sale; standard color packs are $125 on select styles @ Truth District location only! Bag: MONS - Lady Lumen Clutch Bag - Brown(silver) (new!)*mwuahs Ekilem Melodie* Dress: Aura @ Collabor88 - Deschanel (Rigged) Dress - S - Smog (new!) *mwuahs Tyr Rozenblum* Earrings: ::MOOD:: - Ambition Ensemble (new!) *mwuahs Jori Walter* Necklace: ::MOOD:: - Downtown Glam Fae Multi Pendant *mwuahs Jori Walter* Shoes: Mstyle - DIDI Pumps - Brown *LE* Studs (new!) *mwuahs Mikee Mokeev* Bear scarf: Illusory @ The Seasons Gatcha - [Ill] Illusory_Zoo Friend Scarf - Brown Bear (new!) Giant oval gems bracelet: SPIRIT Store - Faster bracelet Right [Resize] *mwuahs Liberty Shinn* Trench: AOHARU - MiniLengthTrenchCoat_Ivory Tights: Izzie's - Tights half sheer outside Pose: Everglow*mwuahs Fanny Willis*
right look: Hair: Truth @ Truth District- Tammy w/Roots - espresso; worn with Truth Hairbase - espresso(new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks* *NOTE: Truth District is having a 50% off sale; standard color packs are $125 on select styles @ Truth District location only! Dress: House of Fox @ TDR Blue - Color.Me.H.O.F [NightOutDress] TDR (new!) *mwuahs Fashionboi Landar* Shoes: Mstyle - DIDI Pumps - Black *LE* Studs (new!) *mwuahs Mikee Mokeev* Earrings: Donna Flora - OPERA skull set*mwuahsSquinternet Larnia* Rings: Donna Flora - KRISTABEL dark set & OPERA cameo set *mwuahsSquinternet Larnia* Eyes: Fashism (no lm; store is closed) - 'Sunrise' Eyes - Pale Eggplant - join group for $0L; 7 free eyes in Notices - free Bow necklace: tram - chiffon ribbon necklace2(black) *mwuahs Moca Loup* Green lace tights: actchio. - roselace tights in emerald green (store closed; creator Silver Milneaux) Lace-up socks: *noju* - laceup socks(black) (store closed; creator Noju Jupiter) Pose: Le Poppycock(new!)*double mwuahs Julliette Bade & Olivia Lalonde*
Truth District has been mobbed ever since the 50% off sale was announced this weekend. The fact that many Truth hairs are on sale is reason enough to run over (you gotta nab 'em at the Truth District location for the sale price), including this week's brand-new "Alexis" double ponys updo, offering just my kind o' whimsical girlie style. One truly remarkable aspect about SL is how multi-cultural our community is -- and how easily we can all embrace diversity, at least in our individual style. Many creators are honoring the Year of the Dragon with adorable Chinese New Year gifties, like these paper cutout framed pictures free by bbqq; today's look also celebrates red as the traditionally lucky color, from this free cherry-striped mesh dress to the new cerise bloom earmuffs by Boom (something about this rich cherry color so reminds me of the Beats headphones I keep seeing on hipster heads around Manhattan). In other news, if you haven't rolled around in a messy pool of spilled liquid recently -- well, you just haven't been embracing your inner video vixen. *strums air guitar, flicks more tea in hair* It's sorta funny that after I shot this thing, I found the RL figurine (that I'm guessing this was inspired by) on flickr here, hehe.
Here's hoping everyone embraces their inner dragon (or other legendary creature of choice). Shin Nyan Kwai Luh love + fashionista kisses to all!
1st 2 pics: Hair: Truth @ Truth District- Alexis w/Roots - espresso; worn with Truth Hairbase - espresso (new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks* *NOTE: Truth District is having a 50% off sale; standard color packs for this hairstyle are $125 @ Truth District location only! Felt "petal" earmuffs: Boom - Petal Ear Muffs - cherry (new!) *mwuahs Aranel Ah* Earrings: Donna Flora - PORZIA big earrings *mwuahsSquinternet Larnia* Eyes: Fashism (no lm; store is closed) - 'Sunrise' Eyes - Pale Eggplant - join group for $0L; 7 free eyes in Notices - free Bracelets: ::MOOD:: - WitC Hunt Gift - WitC Bangles - Multi Stack (Silver) - find/buy rectangular concert ticket for $0L - free Dress: LeeZu - Oxford Mesh - Mankind Tracer Special Edition - find/buy rectangular concert ticket for $0L - free Paper cutout frame: *bbqq* - Chinese spring festival -paper cut frame-C2 (included in group gift) - free Pearl studded black bowtie: Lassitude & Ennui - Ophelia Pearl necktie - large size - Cafe Hunt prize - find/buy steaming pink cafe cup for $0L - free Black leggings: *COCO* - ShinyLeggings_Underpants - group gift - free Socks: .: Naive :. - Double Socks Red (store closed; creator Leah Mccullough) Satchel: Tee*fy @ The Seasons Gatcha - Mini Crossbody Bag color block black/yellow Pose: .ploom. - BBB (new!) *mwuahs Steve Cartier*
last pic: Skirt: House of Fox @ TDR Blue - Color.Me.H.O.F [NightOutDress] TDR (new!) *mwuahs Fashionboi Landar* T-shirt: Tres Blah @ Collabor88 - -tb- C88 Graphic Tee -Merci Beau Coup (new!)*mwuahs Julliette Westerburg* Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ - Cherilyn Mesh Hair - Flaming cherry (new!) *mwuahs MissAllSunday Lemon* Shoes: Mstyle - DIDI Pumps - Black *LE* Studs (new!) *mwuahs Mikee Mokeev* Black bow bracelet: Mstyle - Ribbon Bracelet - Black *mwuahs Mikee Mokeev* Belt: [LeLutka] - MI VIDA Belt_Red - previously free Bear cup w/ marshmallows: [D]oki - Hot Chocolate Fox - Cafe Hunt prize - find/buy steaming pink cafe cup for $0L - free Pearl studded black bowtie: Lassitude & Ennui - Ophelia Pearl necktie - large size - Cafe Hunt prize - find/buy steaming pink cafe cup for $0L - free Paper cutout frame: *bbqq* - Chinese spring festival -paper cut frame-F3 (included in group gift) - free Canister w/ kitchen tools: Bitter Vanilla - b.v Kitchin tool - Cafe Hunt prize - find/buy steaming pink cafe cup for $0L - free Skin: Illusory - [Ill] Illusory Skin - Paige_Milk - Blue Haze (Light Brow) Socks: *+curious+* - Dot socks black yellow "Lip Tan" spilled tea pose (w/ giant spoon + sugarcubes): Fruct0se - Liptan TEA - group gift - free
Just a quickie shot to show you the latest winter pose gift for couples by Dieselworks that's also one of the cuddliest "strolling" poses I've ever seen, made all the warm + fuzzier 'cuz it's currently free. -- You just gotta remember to grab your winter coat, hehe. Sometimes to a li'l quiet time to yourself is oh-so-epic, in any life. Here's wishing you some quality alone time today. Quiet head, quiet spacelove + fashionista kisses to all!
Rather than "black out" this blog in protest of the poorly drafted, overly broad proposed legislation in front of the US Senate otherwise known as SOPA (together with it's sister in crime, PIPA), I've chosen to offer some links so that y'all can see what all the hullaballoo is all about.
On top of everything else (internet censorhip, questionable constitutional-ness, etc.), it seems awfully convenient that these proponents of the legislation (mostly major media content providers) argue for "regulation" when it affects their pockets, and then cry "deregulation" when it -- well, affects their pockets. Is this overbroad legislation really about "rights"? Have we learned nothing from the music industry's utter failures to "solve" the issue of piracy via legislation (i.e., was suing/jailing teenagers for copyright infringement truly the most effective solution against piracy)? And does anyone genuinely believe that this is the most tightly crafted, finest piece of intelligently-worded legislation to get the job done against anti-piracy? See for yourself who's been shoving this garbage legislation in front of the House + Senate, then you decide what's really going on. It seems to me that these companies are first and foremost about making money off their content, regardless of how it affects the rest of America's rights to use the internet in the way we have constitutionally enjoyed to date. -- I mean, nobody begrudges these guys' ability to make $ from their own content; but as my Southern friends like to say, You don't use a hammer to swat a fly off someone's head.
That's it for today, rant over. Use the proper tools to get the job done right love + fashionista kisses to all!
jacket : EmeryJacket Sheena (Army) raglan : Tres BlahUsed Raglan skirt : Tokidoki( part of ) sua dress (white) bag : :pesca:chained bag gacha check and leather2 [ @Seasons Gatcha Winter ] collar : ::LEO-NT::DIAMAND BOW COLLAR (sepia/black) [ group gift ] tatoo : [The Habitat]Tattoo - Gatcha Deer [ @Seasons Gatcha Winter ] socks : This is a FawnKnit Knee Socks (aubergine) [ store closed ] shoes : *G Field*Short Belt Boots "Emma" (red) hair ( with accessory ) : (fashionably dead)Russia Set (Tattoo & Hair) [ @Collabor88 ] skin : .::Mother Goose's::.Verda_5.5 face tatoo ( on lases and blush ) : (fashionably dead)[ include "Russia Set" ] pose : don't freak out![sera] i'm just a small cog in the system
This week's new "Sophie" hair by Truth (1 of my all-time faves btw; so in luhs with the "twist" of hair above the tiny color-change bobbypin), together with some recent inspiration by my uber-talented buddies on Flickr, inspired me to play with some portraiture today. Gavinalso signed up to be my guinea pig, hehe. (This was more to test out my cheap-ass tablet, which I finally attempted to do after watching the ridic crazy talented Trace here). There are many more peeps much more adept at photo work than I (this is self-evident, if you just prowl around on Flickr); but for whatever reason, I sometimes get asked about taking on photo work, although I never seem to have the time for it. That being said, this portraiture thing has really sparked my interest, so I've decided to explore taking on a few clients. Rates are negotiable, depending on what you want done; if you're interested, please contact me inworld (via both a NC and IM please) and we'll have a li'l chat to see if it's something that makes sense for both of us.
In other news, I hope everyone can take at least a few minutes today to honor 1 of our country's truly great visionaries for establishing what we today take for granted as institutional racial equality (+ a certain irrefutable dignity owed to all human beings), but also for that most radical concept: challenging status quo. -- Can you believe there was a time when inter-racial marriage + other "fraternizing" was actually illegal here? You can't? Exactly.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day love + fashionista kisses to all!
This week's new Truth styles feature pinned-back locks of lusciously tousled locks, creating a soft but smex frame around the face that's so perfect for both casual and more formal styles. Some time ago, the lovely ladies over at the Tres Chic blog kindly let me join their talented crew of hardcore fashionistas, but with the crush of the RL holidays, etc., I'd been unable to post anything until now (sowwwy fabulous ladies! Bad blogger!) *flogs self with purse strap* This casual look mixes some new things from Collabor88 + some more fun accessories (like these oversized red peacock feather earrings + bag), which I thought might do nicely for my 1st contribution there. You can check out SLexy's own Anne Dakun + my other Flickr friends like the uber-talented Sid Rufus, Neva Crystall, Ananda S. + other stylists on the Tres Chic blog here.
Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Tardy to the party love + fashionista kisses to all!
Fishy Strawberry creator Fae Eriksen's latest mesh goodies have been making the blog rounds all week, offering her usual scrumptious details (the teeny-tiny "stitching" on these pant seams is just tha yumz), which I styled a la my RL winter city style today (i.e., singular colors in the pants + boots, belts matching the bags + a single pastel hue on top; the oversized scarf is tres NYC winter as well). This vibrant yellow print "kimono" dress by Nylon Outfitters is yet another Collabor88 find; I also wanted to mention the strappy purses I'm showing here, which you can find at my Flickr buddy Aeon Perion's new store, The Plank (be sure to grab this oversized leopard bag for free at the specific location noted in the Styling Credits below). C'est Si Bon (salut, Yves Montand!) love + fashionista kisses to all!
The newest Illusory skin at Collabor88 features your choice of a deep burgundy or orange-copper tinted "lipstain" + is 1 of the. most. fashionista. finds at this event to date. -- Just try to slip this on and not make the "pucker" face. Go on. Try. *Throws air mwuaaahhhsss all over the room* More bold colors for you today, this time in the form of a cerulean blue corset minidress by Tres Blah (also new at Collabor88), which for some reason I thought was a good reason to show off my new mah jong tiles that I won at the DPYumYum gatcha. -- Kinda makes me wish that I actually knew how to play mah jong; I hear it gets all the old ladies worked up + stuff, so it must be pretty fun. And now it's time to get on my RL gameface. Cerulean love + fashionista kisses to all!