Sep 15, 2013

A Li'l Surrealism Helps to Keep Us Sane.

Did you know that if you announce loudly that you have both milk + carrots lying around, every kitty + bunnie in the region will come a-hootin' + a-hollerin'? Well, neither did I.
Balancing Act.
These furry friends are new by Ohmai + come accompanied by mochi ice creams + other yummie things; the lovely shading, exquisite contouring + organically plump shaping are creator Anya Ohmai's signature (her lush work is a big reason why the build at The Arcade is so striking as well).  It's tres exciting that these cute critters (+ the animated koi fish purse I'm showing above!) are available at the 5th installment of Designers United, an event which drummed up a huge amount of buzz during its last tenure on the grid years ago, known for its off-the-beaten-path event themes + also for getting some of SL's most celebrated creators to simply run with it. The items at this newest "Surrealism" round are bold, edged with fantasy + even just a hint of darkness; you can get a good feel by checking out the official Flickr group here (I love that you can find established fashion designers like Onyx LeShelle of Maitreya making eerie, skeleton bird strap-on stilts + even a ghostly head cap for this event).
Eager To Make A Memorable Impression, Benny Bunny Tries His Most Daring (& Most Desperate) Acrobatics for the "Ice Princess" Barbara Bunny, Who Rewards Him With Her Famous "Poker Face."

Btw in case you haven't visited Truth recently, you need to know that all of his new hairs are now  controlled via a simple HUD; meaning, zero inventory clutter (O YEAH!) + a luxurious 1-click ease of color change (+ he's even re-incorporated some of my old personal color faves, like Espresso + Swedish, back into the mix). -- I also had to show you a side view of this week's new + impeccably detailed "Anessa" style -- check out the soft mini-bun gathered softly at the nape of the neck, and the little pieces falling just below it; the uber-feminine double-leaves headband make this an utterly smex 'do. I've only said this about a bazillion times, but the texturing on Truth hair is 1 of the most polished things you can get your avi into on the grid. -- How do I know? 'Cuz Photoshop's lighting effects do not lie.
Meanwhile, as we move more staunchly into Fall's chilly climes, there's always ample time in SL to dream of Springtime, short dresses + plastic-heeled leather platform booties. Oh, and free strawberry tartlets, too.

I hope you'll find time to go and support Lu Waffle and all of her talented crew who have helped the Designers United event come together. It's a rare thing to see fashion events -- or truly, any event -- rally around art for Art's sake; besides which, the push for Art (whatever that means, to each of us) is something too often neglected, 'specially for us busy working folks; even the concept of pursuing something artistic often becomes something too nebulous or impractical to truly embrace. It's easy, then, to come to Designers United to check out how innovative ideas can co-mingle seamlessly with fashion and home; perhaps you'll experience a Rene Magritte moment of your own. (I feel compelled to add that a li'l Surrealism is just part of the everyday here in NYC, since RL is definitely stranger -- and infinitely less predictable -- than fiction).  

A li'l Surrealism helps to keep us sane love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe


Critters' hair pic: 
Headband hair: TRUTH HAIR - Anessa (new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks* 
Blouse: Tram - (new!) *mwuahs Moca Loup* 
Pants: Pants: Baiastice - Cigarette Trousers-rose (new!) *mwuahs Sissy Pessoa* 
Mochi ice creams & bunnies: !Ohmai @ Designers United 5 - Usagi Mochi Ice Cream (new!) 
Mochi ice creams & kittens: !Ohmai @ Designers United 5 - Neko Mochi Ice Cream (new!) 
Triple colored faceted bangles: Maubray -  Candy 

Critters explosion pic: 
Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Renata (new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks* 
Top: Baiastice - Luis Sleeveless Shirt-pink/red (new!) *mwuahs Sissy Pessoa* 
Pants: Baiastice - Cigarette Trousers-rose (new!) *mwuahs Sissy Pessoa* 
Mochi ice creams & bunnies: !Ohmai @ Designers United 5 - Usagi Mochi Ice Cream (new!)
Mochi ice creams & kittens: !Ohmai @ Designers United 5 - Neko Mochi Ice Cream (new!) 
Bubbles pipe: ::BB:: @ Designers United 5 - Bubble Pipe for DU2013 (new!) 
Koi bag: ::BB:: @ Designers United 5 - :BB:: Koi Bag for DU(TANCHO) (new!) 
Skin: Glam Affair @ Collabor88 - Shanna ( Europa ) 08 ( Brown ) (new!) *double mwuahs Aida Ewing & M4ri1yn Magic* 
Pink flamingo earrings: (Yummy) @ Collabor88 (past round) - Flamingo Earrings *mwuahs Polyester Partridge* 
Milk: +9 - fresh milk(rez me) - free (creator Canue Glazner)
Pose: Le Poppycock - *Sure Bet set* [Him] for Bloggers (new!) *double mwuahs Julliette Bade & Olivia Lalonde* 

Springtime dress pic:
Headband hair: TRUTH HAIR - Anessa (new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks* 
Dress: Tram - fringe knit dress[pink]- S (new!) *mwuahs Moca Loup*
Skin: Glam Affair @ Collabor88 - Shanna ( Europa ) 11 ( Brown ) (new!) *double mwuahs Aida Ewing & M4ri1yn Magic*
Bag: *BOOM* @ Collabor88 - Studio Tote (Blue) no pose (new!) *mwuahs Aranel Ah*
Knee tat: NEO** @ The Seasons Story - knee tattoos - Nabi - lovely 1 - $50L