One stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night

one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

The Instruments, a monthly themed showcase of Second Life fashion and design opened today.  I was instantly drawn to BYRNE’s Eternal dress. It’s a shape I like and I love batik fabric. It always make me think of my three housemates in college who were from Malaysia and their seemingly endless supply of batik sarongs. It seemed like the only thing they ever wore. They gifted me with beautiful sarongs, though I never got the hang of making them secure enough to wear rolling skating like they did.

I like the form of the dress as well as the fabric. The ruffles complicated finding poses, of course, but that happens with most dresses that have ruffles off the side. I do wish the cuffs had not been rigged. It is easier to adjust the cuffs than adjust the arm. Alphas hide the arm, but the alpha cut on the mesh body did not line up with the cuffs, so I had to play around with my shape. It’s not that big a problem, I always save a copy and then go back to the original that I never edit.

one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night

I stopped by Ironwood Hills to take some pictures. It was a macabre place but I found this bucolic meadow behind the basketball court on the way to the cemetery. I loved the place.

one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night

Candy Doll released these thigh high garter boots for The Instruments in several colors including this deep blue suede.

one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night

My hair is from Truth. I like the differing lengths that are drawn forward. I also kind of loved how it flowed to the opposite side of the ruffles and the sleeve.

one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night

This is Glam Affair’s Kaia – I don’t often opt for big bold shadows, but I love how this one is bold, yet restrained.

Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: oOo Studio
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
PoseAnywhere HUD 2.0
Skin: Glam Affair Kaia America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Appliers: Glam Affair Kaia America
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Josette
Clothing: (BYRNE) Eternal Cuffs – Cobalt S @ The Instruments
(BYRNE) Eternal Dress – Cobalt S @ The Instruments
Shoes: Candy Doll Arabella Denim – Maitreya Lara @ The Instruments
Location: Ironwood Hills

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