Category Archives: Hats & Head Scarves

Spring is in the Air

And I wear flowers in my hair, from a new to me store NSP Floral Jewels.  Beautiful hair pieces and corsages for your spring and summer look.

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This orchid and ivy hairpiece is the perfect hair accessory for a spring evening out. And works perfectly with the new hair, Elsa, from Diva from the Season’s Story.

Also wearing
Glam Affair skin – Aria in Jamaica
Ikon Destiny Eyes – Field
Crystal Line Jewelry – Floret Pearl (Japan Fair)
Location – Junkyard Blues

Back to LEA29

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I headed back to LEA29 to see the completed art exhibit by FreeWee Ling before it disappears. You should go quickly. Set your graphics to high with the shadows turned to Sun, Moon & Projectors – as most of the exhibit is an exploration of projectors and the light and shadows they cast.

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While I focused on the black and white elements, there is a lot of color in the installation – particularly from light projectors.

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Buon Natale. Merry Christmas. Peace.

Wishing you all serenity, wishing you all peace, especially that inner peace some of us are still looking for and it seems so hard to find. Let’s not forget those who have nothing or no reason to celebrate, let’s not forget to share :)

Merry Christmas, everyone :)

Love, Olela.

Oh yes, some CREDITS for you :

  • Skin: Glam Affair – Mokatana – America 03 – at Collabor88.
  • Hat and hair: Lamb – Desire Lines – Grayscale pack – at Collabor88.
  • Sweater: tee*fy – Elan Wool Vest Shirt Black Plaid – at Collabor88.
  • Boots: COCO – KneeBoots BeigeGrey – jeans coming with the boots.
  • Gloves: VCO – Gloves Necklace01 RARE – at The Arcade Gacha.
  • Pose: HNFactory – no more available.
  • Location: “Yuki No Yume”…A Dream of Snow..

Art and Fashion

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One of the most shocking moments in Project Runway history was when Nina Garcia declared, “Fashion is not Art. Stores are not museums. You go to stores to buy clothes. You do not go to stores to look at clothes.” Seriously? Her fashion credentials should have been revoked then and there. Also her membership in the sisterhood. Has she never gone window-shopping? Has she never gone “shopping” with her friends just to look?

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Marc Jacobs also declared that fashion is not art, though his argument was more cogent and fully-formed. “Fashion to me is not art because it is only valid if it is lived in and worn. I make clothes and bags and shoes for people to use, not to put up on a wall and look at. I think clothes in a museum are complete death. I have seen exhibitions of the clothes of Jackie Kennedy and I am not interested in her wardrobe. I am interested in the life and the women who wore those clothes.”

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Of course, the answer to that question depends on how you would answer the question “What is art” If you define it as static and inviolate objects separate from function and use, then fashion cannot be art. If you define it as the combination of craft and materials in a creative expression of ideas about form and function, then fashion is clearly an art. I think, however, that one Alexander McQueen dress is also a definitive proof that fashion is art.
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Too Much To Do

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I am wearing a lovely dress from Girl Tuesday, a new clothing store. White the white yoke and accompanying black tie remain the same, the main part of the dress comes in several colors. I like the lines and the design sensibility. The tie that came with it is not for me, it lays too straight to look natural, so I opted to wear it without the tie. The dress comes with both a tie and no/tie option though I think the no/tie option is supposed to be worn with the prim tie. No matter, I decided to add a scarf. I also added a jacket because “Baby, it’s cold outside” – far too cold for sleeveless.

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Just a Bit Of Glam

I love a bit of glam. I’m travelling today, and it put me in mind of a more elegant time when people actually bothered to look nice before they got on planes and trains.

I wasn’t anywhere this elegant on my plane today, but I was in my mind.

gidge is wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Beauty Mark:{Luxuria} Les Mouches – Small Circle *Passonate* 1
Shades: MIAMAI_Lou glam glass (add me) Golden
Hat: MIAMAI_Lou glam hat (add me) – Flour
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant S Right
Nail Color: FLAIR
Studio: VR Studio HUD
Eye control: [gi inc] Auto Focus 2.1
Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx – Pink/LidA (ltbrow)
Eyes: Nomine Stained Eyes – purple light
Pose: Pretense

Hot Hot Haute

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One of the reasons I enjoy Fashion Week in real life and Second Life® is the abundance of high fashion designs that are haute, haute, haute. Take the Liana gown from Zanze. There’s nothing practical or sensible about and that is why I love it.
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Autumn is Coat Time

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I had to wear this coat from NYU – it goes so well with the skirt and top I wore in my last post. It features a Peter Pan collar – so very chic and fun.

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The Clawtooth hair goes so well with the Peter Pan look.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: Ma Vie
Skin: -Glam Affair – Neva skin – America 03 D
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: Clawtooth: Merci beaucoup – Red eye flight
Clothing: NYU – Peter Pan Collar Coat, Blue (Size 4)
Shoes: [LeLutka]-Fame Pumps_L_ (RoyalBlue )

Plurk has too many good ideas.

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I was tired, cranky and out of sorts, trying to think of a good title for this blog post, I shared this photo on plurk asking for ideas for a post title. They were no help at all, not because they didn’t help, but but because they helped too well.

Really, how can I choose between Sophee Mojo’s elegant and oh-so-autumnal suggestion of the title “Nothing Gold Can Stay” from Robert Frost’s lovely poem.

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost

But then there’s Tymmerie Thorne reminder of the commercial we have all seen again and again, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

or Frequency Picnic’s suggestion of the immortal line from McBain in The Critic:

And that’s not all. What to do? What to do?
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Oh, that Randy Jackson

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When Angie Mornington plurked this picture with the comment, “Oooh Randy Jackson Victory Tour pants! I might get these.” I thought for sure I would get them, if I could get the mental image of Randy Jackson wearing them out of my head. Really, I had never noticed that Randy Jackson was into clothes that much. Mainly he was into saying, “That’s pitchy, Dawg” Whatever, the mental image of him in these pants was not a good one. Turns out she meant a different Randy Jackson.

King of Pop Michael Jackson dies at 50

Now that makes sense.

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