This is the 3379th post at It’s Only Fashion – they do add up, don’t they? Why did I point that out? Mainly because I could not think of anything to organize this post around. I thought about writing about the effing brilliant Olympic Opening Ceremony – a democracy’s response to the despotic precision of China – but that doesn’t have anything to do with this outfit. I thought about writing about the ineffable presumption of some folks who are so quick to criticize others (creators, event planners, bloggers and photographers to name a few) and how that drip, drip, drip of negativity wears and erodes the spirit – but that doesn’t have anything to do with this outfit. I thought about writing about the fear of rejection that makes clicking an Add Friend button a fraught exercise in risk analysis – but that doesn’t have anything to do with this outfit either. But – I was wearing this outfit when these topics came up and somehow they came to mind when I started to blog.
I even thought about blogging about the upcoming Vintage Fair. After all, the skirt from Peqe has a vintage flair. The fabulous print jacket is called Vintage and the set is Long Angel’s Vintage Picture Window set. I guess three vintages could make that work, couldn’t it? Even if none of the pieces are at the Vintage Fair? So, yes, Vintage Fair is coming – opening August 4th and running to August 29th. I am excited and know many of you will be, too, but there are only a few peeks and previews on Flickr and elsewhere. I know it will be wonderful, but how wonderful is still a mystery.
The shoes are from Lelutka. They are gorgeous sandals and my experience with tinting the feet is a testament to the efficacy of just walking away to try again later. I spent the better part of an hour trying to tint those feet to no avail. Finally, fed up and disgusted, I logged out. Later, I logged in and before changing to another pair, approached it again and succeeded in less than a minute. I know from past experience that when I get frustrated with something not working further struggle is futile. Leaving it and coming back after a walk around the block, a cup of coffee, a little reading or a short nap, I can untie that knot that had me totally confounded with ease. You would think I would have learned to stop sooner by now, wouldn’t you?
The hair is one of the newest releases from Truth and had the right blend of casual and cared for that I wanted. The jewelry is from EarthStones – a bargain at Collabor88.
The skin is the newest Glam Affair release, Cassiopea. Cassiopeia is one of the constellations I can spot in an instant thanks to a college job ushering at a Planetarium. Watching the same show six times a week for 13 weeks at a time engraved the highlighted constellations into my brain. Looking up into the sky to point out the cluster of Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Perseus and Cepheus, I can recall the story from the show verbatim and it’s been more than 15 years.
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- Poses: Lost Angel
- Skin: Glam Affair – Cassiopea – Europa 12 RD
- Makeup Tattoos: Glam Affair – Cassiopea Cosmetics – Freckles A
- Eyes: Poetic Colors
- Lashes: Lelutka and Maitreya
- Mani/Pedi: Leverocci
- Hair: >TRUTH< Milly w/Roots – quince
- Jacket: Zigana Fiore .M
- Top: *League* Seashell Blouse -Red (jl)
- Skirt: Peqe – Pencil
- Shoes: [LeLutka]-MISCHA/Thrown/
- Jewelry: EarthStones Shells & Pearls