When I put on this dress, Half Measures, from Dead Dollz for Penumbra’s Autumn/Winter Fashion Week, I immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn. It has a similar front neckline to the little black dress by Givenchy for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While the wide circle skirt is a complete opposite to the long, slim pencil skirt of that iconic gown, it is still something she would have worn.
Audrey Hepburn remains one of the great fashion icons achieving a kind of immortality with her legacy – not just in film but in fashion and even more importantly, with her activism. She was far more than a pretty face, but was a wise woman who worked tirelessly on behalf of refugees as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, a passionate commitment that may have risen out of her experiences as a teenager in World War II working as a courier for the resistance while one stepbrother went underground and the other was in a labor camp.
Don’t you hate it when someone shows you a satire site and you don’t get it? Alicia showed me this site yesterday and I was bufuddled. Who is Courtney? Why don’t I know who she is? I mean, I get it now, but at first I thought I had missed some whole internet phenom until she pointed out it was satire.
That being said. All I can think about now is fall. I had to drag out my pumpkin pie makings set from ARCADE which btw is STILL open AND I bet you can get in, I really do. If you were holding out, now’s the time. With this handy little set you can prove that you love fall more than Courtney or Alicia! Continue reading →
Yellow is underrated on blondes. I think striking yellows just accentuate beautiful blondes though. SLINK released a one shoulder dress in many colors, of which yellow is one, which is really an understatement.
A one shoulder dress doesn’t really express how necessary this dress is. It should be called NECESSARY ONE SHOULDER DRESS. Continue reading →
I have such a hard time remembering hisw to spell Loovus Dzevavor. Thankfully, Google autocomplete finishes it for me. I had a hard time, too, choosing just one of the delightful outfits from the Fall Winter Collection that was released for Penumbra Fashion Week. You can take a peek at a few others on the Loovus web site. I chose the wrap-up top and skirt because I love the inset triangles and how they highlight the curves of my hip. It’s a single mesh piece, but it feel like separates. There are two other versions of this outfit at Penumbra with the same top but different color skirts – brilliant and bold. Continue reading →
Another week where it was a struggle to winnow my favorites down to only fifty, five of which I will feature in the column. The rest you can see here.
I love this picture. First, I am struck by the avatar, Jor.dan, who reminds me so much of Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord. However striking an avatar may be, though, that alone cannot make a great picture. In this case, ARnnO PLAneR, who shot this picture, made several brilliant choices. First, he went for black and white which strips away distractions. Secondly, he broke the rules and posed her dead center looking straight ahead. Normally, a centered head shot can be dull, but there are exceptions and this is one. Notice how symmetrically she is posed, looking straight ahead – in this power pose with no expression other than that of intense focus. From that central focus – all the details fade away, her earrings blurred, her hair blurred. This strips away the distractions. This picture really is about that gaze, the unblinking gaze that looks right into you. Continue reading →
Everything has been against me sharing a post with you this past two weeks. I grabbed this set over a week ago now from Luxuria’s FLF. I loved it as soon as I laid eyes on it. I love that someone is still making avatar layer lingerie, and I love the choice of appliers that came in the box. Flexibility is always a girls best friend in SL, and Luxuria hasn’t failed to deliver with butt and boob appliers galore! *Style Card* Hair: Exile – Dancing by myself (Arcade, light reds) Skin: Pink Fuel – Renee Shape: Personal Lingerie: Luxuria – September Rose (Fifty Linden Friday) Shoes: Glamistry – Amaryllis (Red and Black packs combined)
You might begin to think that we aren’t allowed to wear proper clothes with our Belleza Venus bodies but this just isn’t true. I think, though, that when we get a reason to be naked of half naked on the feeds, we just run with it.
Trinity Yazimoto of Petit Chat is doing something intriguing with her textiles in her Fashion Week collection. She is texturing her clothing with fabrics created from Second Life® photos that she took. In Sweet Mnemosyne, the outfit I am wearing, she using a picture of a woman in a giant bird cage in a field of flowers. I am excited to see someone using Second Life to create clothing textures as it is something new that I have not seen before.
Dave Loggins wrote “Please come to Boston” which opens with a plea to his love to travel to Boston in the springtime. She refuses, telling him to come home to her. It is a lovely ballad of frustrated love between a rambling man and a homebody. Of course, I think his timing is wrong. He should have asked her to Denver in the spring and to Boston in the fall, not the other way around. Boston and its environs are so beautiful in the fall. And then she would could have worn wonderfully classic sweaters like this argyle from Gizza aptly names Boston. There is also a coordinating skirt and collar and the outfit comes in many styles from this classic argyle to stylized baroque a la McQueen. Continue reading →