Hybie challenged us to make a cute plus-sized shape and style it. I dawdled because I was busy on other projects – but last night I bit the bullet and got to it. Trinny and Suzannah may object to the baby doll as one of their key lessons is to define the shape, not hide it. Nonetheless, I could not resist its powerful allure. The little dress from Fishy Strawberry is too cute and demanded to be worn NOW – and would not wait. I tried to wear something else, but it leapt out of my closet and ran around hollering “wear me, wear me, wear me.” Clothes can be so demanding sometimes.
Okay, I was wearing this and tp’ed into a dance club and got an instant IM that said, “Yummy.” Since that comment was not followed up by “do you want to see my freenis?” I took it as a compliment and to be honest, this outfit is designed to elicit a yummy or two or it’s not working, right? It’s those corset pants from LeeZu. I have featured them before – they are just so….YUMMY!!!
I did some tinting again. I can’t resist. This time it was the lovely white lace cardigan from Coco. She made it tintable on the sytem and prims – so the color choices for that single cardigan are infinite. I went with a deep rosy purple that I really like with the side detail on the jeans – perhaps the cutest jeans on the grid. The shirt underneath is the incomparable Fearne top from MichaMi – whose detailed texture work is legendary. This top, though, is my favorite of all her work. The colors are so beautifully chosen and the depth of the textures are stunning.
This new dress I picked up at MiaMai is such a fun and lively print – but what really caught my eye was the little cascades of Joan Miro-like circles from the ruffles at the waist. It small details such as these that make a dress exciting and interesting. Once I saw those in the store vendor photo, I knew I had to have this dress. That was a wise decision as this dress not only has those lovely fine details, but the flex in the skirt is perfect, making if flow gracefully and the jewel-like detail on the bodice is stunning.
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.
I love music of nearly every genre and in particular, I love the sound of the guitar. From the prestidigitation of Flamenco guitarists like Montoya or the precision of classical guitarists like Parkening, from the wild ride of Link Wray to the artistry of Hendrix, I love the sound of a guitar. And so, when my friend Abraxxa Anatine of EarthStones produced these amazing earrings, they were beyond irresistible. And seriously, you have to see them to believe them. The pegheads, the fretboard, the individual pieces of the guitar – are individual precisely, delicately flawlessly crafted nanoprims. The detail is amazing and there’s a closer pic after the cut – though even that won’t do it justice.
I DJ’ed at Vicious on Friday night – a set that was not even one bit acoustic – a mix of reggaeton, electronica, hip hop and funk. I wanted a great clubbing dress and this 70ties dress from Redgrave fit the bill for a great night of dancing.
A post about drama demands DRAMA in the look and what is more dramatic than this marvelous Pincushino hair from Yukinowaguma.
Oh no she didn’t! She did. Alice Chenaux now tells us to blog whatever we want to blog about. Well, that is what I was doing before the BBBC. (grin) Okay, so I decided to check out Hamlet’s suggestions, especially one that struck me as fatally flawed from the outset. He suggested the following question for Tuesday; “The Second Life fashion scene is infamous for negative interpersonal drama. Do you think it’s possible to make it less so, and if so, how?” I know, I know, we don’t do drama on our blog, but I think it’s possible to discuss what I think about SL Fashion drama without creating a new drama. We will find out soon enough if it is. Pardon my while I grab my umbrella and scurry under cover.
I recently found a couple of darling black and white dresses, both heavily influenced by vintage styles, both from relatively under-blogged stores and oddly enough, I wore my hair in braids with both of them, though totally by accident. What was not an accident was my choice of shoes – the hottest shoes ever, ever, evah! But first, here’s a lovely black and white pop print from Lost Dreams with the useful and descriptive name Retro Dress.
This dress also has a pop print though the shape is a good decade older. It’s name is Delana Kisses, an unhelpful name unles you think those teardrop shapes remind you of Hershey’s Kisses or something. This is from ROC.
Plurk should definitely be on the tactics list for anyone planning to conquer the world. It is an idea to action place like no other. For example, the recent Blogger Appreciation Week mushroomed into such an extravaganza in part because plurk is so good an spreading ideas and information into ever-expanding circles and networks. It also can be the catalyst for amazing spurts of creativity and then fun things like this fabulous dress can happen. You see, yesterday I expressed an inappropriate level of lust for a dress worn by Dita van Teese at DSquared. Plurkista Lavea Alter of A-Bomb ventured a stab at translating it into the virtual world and you see the result above. She even volunteered to pose for this shoot and that is her rocking the Dita look on the right.
While reading the blogs yesterday, I read my friend Harper Ganesvoort‘s marvelous overview of Tukinowaguma hair. I already had hair from there, but her post was still a revelation – of how long its been since I went there and how much the hair has developed and improved. The first place I went after signing in was straight to Tukinowaguma Main Store – and was stunned by all the irresistible options. This one – Pincushion – jumped right into my inventory. Now, the vendor pictures showed no red hair options and I figured I would be tinting, but this is color-change scripted so I only had to click on the hair, the red button and test the many, many red options.
But…I would not say I was Harperized if it were only one thing. You see, I signed in this morning and surprise, surprise Harper had gifted me a lovely, wonderful and sexy dress from Clio. I should point out that Harper is not associated with Clio other than as a customer who gave this lovely gown as a gift. Of course, I had to try it on immediately.
Now that’s Harperized! Oh my, that Pincushion hair is made for back shots. And isn’t the train on this dress magnificent?