This is my newbie self and yes, I was fortunate. When I entered Second Life, one of the first people I met was an SL mentor named Lilien Jewell who took it upon herself to ensure that I didn’t look like a noob for long. My 3rd day in SL I purchased the RaC (now LAQ) skin Amy – that she helped me choose and had a decent shape. The white skirt is the second purchase I made in Second Life – after the skin. The swimsuit I got a day later. I thought I was so clever putting a skirt over my swimsuit. The shoes were from Shiny Things. I think I was in SL six months before I knew there were more shoe stores than X3D (Digit Darkes), Shiny Things and Enkythings. This is me at about a month or so. It’s not my first hair which was Brittany from Bewitched, but I deleted that in an inventory purge long ago. You might note I had no jewelry. I really had none. It took me forever, it seems, to find jewelery stores that suited my taste. I searched for jewelry, but it was all too too too beauty pageant princess for me, so I just didn’t get any. From the first, I knew that I didn’t want bling. I also had no lashes. I didn’t even know they existed. I should add that I wore this outfit most of the time. It was my “go-to” outfit for the longest time.
My shape is shorter, with a larger waist and smaller breasts. My face is softer with more of a smile. I still don’t wear bling, and mixing and matching outfits is an everyday thing. I still wear that Mandy hair from Muism – though for this I am wearing a favorite from Amrita. The shoes are Maitreya which has become a favorite of mine for shoes. Back then, I might not have realized that I could wear my boots without the calf prims and would not have worn them because the calf prims intersect the pants. Now I wear jewelry almost all the time – and it’s my worst Second Life addiction.
Different types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes
and cutaway coat, perfect fits,
Puttin’ on the ritz.
Now seriously, does anything say puttin’ on the ritz like a tuxedo. Granted, most tuxedos do have a shirt underneath – but you know what rhymes with ritz. Anyway, the lovely Tuxedo Jacket and highwaisted tuxedo pants are from CoCo – a store that always seems to surprise and delight.
Now that I have your attention – I am referring to this menage made from Shiki Designs, Icing and SiniStyle that I am wearing today. It began when I put on the Tokyo Night Dress from Shiki Designs. It had a plain dark grey skirt with a cream underskirt and was perfectly cute, but not what I wanted. It also had short sleeves. So…I kept the gorgeous top with the amazing knit texture and the fur trim and trolled my inventory for a skirt – finding this one as part of the Icing Curlicue ensemble. I had just received the new Vogue that has a marvelous article about fur trim on sleeves and necklines and that made me think I should add sleeves – and still keep the fur on the upper arms. Digging a little deeper in my inventory, I found the Lilith sleeves from SiniStyle – just sleeves…but really cool ones, don’t you think?
I wandered over to Baiastice because I wanted to see the new build. It is lovely and I really like that the new items are so easy to see, but the red is this dress is so red and so vibrant that the first, last and only thing you see when you walk into the store is the dress. It’s got built-in eye magnets.
Miamai is a store full of gorgeous and glamorous gowns, but there are also some casual clothes including this darling whimsical outfit. She made this with other fun prints as well as the retro dots, but I love the gentle retro pop colors in this one.
But who would want to when Mother Nature is as luscious as this gown from Staged for the BlackSwan Swansong – the month long requiem for the Rezzable sim. With a brilliant fuschia bikini and pants and floral bodice covered with sheer wisps of organza and trailing fallen leaves – the falling leaves and elegiac reminder of the fallen sim.
When you think of Chanel, do you think of Rock & Roll, Rock Chic, Rocker Chicks? Nah, me either, but for the recent tribute to Chanel, STAGED presented this Chanel Cross pantsuit that rocks the house. Add the Shanti shoes from Maitreya and I’m a believer.
It’s shopping! The bright and cheery Early Summer Flower dress from Slow Kitchen is just the thing to lighten your spirit. With a dash of cotton crochet lace at the bodice, a light and flowly skirt and a cheerful print, it’s the cure for what ails you.
I am a little bad, I admit, in not getting around to posting any sort of Michael Jackson tribute until now. However, I only just decided to do this when I found the King of Pop pose set at 5ifth Order poses. I only picked up three of the 10 poses – though the entire set was tempting. Actually, the animator has a lovely tableua set up with pose balls that is just itching for a group to go jump on the pose balls and do a great group shot in all the poses. There’s fog, rocks, lights – very King of Pop! Just as is this outfit I pulled together from Bare Rose, LeeZu and Milk Motion.
Have you ever seen at a gas station or garage when some gasoline spills on a puddle of water? That’s what the iridescent colors in this dress remind me of – the rainbow within reach. This is really an amazing gown -taking the folden shapes from origami and translating them into a wild and beautiful concoction. It was a gift from AvaGardner Kungler which she gave a thank you for her photos in the Double Take project. I will share one of those photos below.
AvaGarder Kungler - one half of the Kungler dynamic design duo.