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Old School, New School

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There’s only a few designers with the confidence in their design aesthetic and creative skills to resist the tides of change while simultaneously surfing the waves. Monica Outlander is one of those artists. Her new MiaMai Black Label collection is the perfect exemplar of that duality of leading and trailing edge design.

What do I mean by that? Well, she is using appliers for Slink Mesh attachments to enhance her clothing. Meanwhile, she provides system layers for people who use the default avatar. She is using mesh in many creative ways. Meanwhile, she will use flexi-prims when they suit the design better. It is that flexibility that leads her to use whatever method best suits the design – not just the newest method, that shows confidence and commitment to her own vision.

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Unpacked

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The move is complete, the bags and boxes unpacked and I have settled into a chair to take a last look before crawling into bed.

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The nice thing about moving in Second Life is that one does not have to look the part.  I am wearing a mini-dress from 1992 that is the ne plus ultra of hot, sexy modernity. It’s revealing, edgy and definitely “designed” but not at all over-designed. It comes in a solid beige, a solid black or this print – and all can be found at The Dressing Room.

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Love Comes Walking In

Contact is all it takes
to change your life
to lose your place in time
Contact, asleep or awake
Coming around
you may wake up to find

There she stands
in a silken gown
Silver Light
Shining down

Love comes walking in

gidge Is wearing:
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Dress: La Penderie de Nicole:Odyssey dress:Moss/Silver-Fitted Mesh COLLABOR88 August
Bag: LaGyo_Metis bag Silver (NO POSE) COLLABOR88 Aug
Earrings: LaGyo_Metis earring Silver COLLABOR88 August
Hands: Slink Mesh
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nissa
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Aurora Blonde Chest D
Eyes:IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (S)
Pose: PRETENSE

Moving In

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Well, I decided to go for it and move into the Brooklyn Carriage House from Trompe L’oeil. It’s smaller than the big brownstone I was living in and requires a lot less furniture, but I ended up buying some furniture anyway, because that’s what happens when you move. You need new things. Among the new things are this lovely vanity that’s also from Trompe L’oeil and a big blue velvet bed from there as well.

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I added this glorious lounge/daybed from Mudhoney that can be found at this month’s Collabor88. The golden key embellishment at the bottom and the gorgeous tassels place it firmly within the Odyssey inspiration and that blue is a rich as the Aegean Sea.

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House Hunting

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I have been thinking about moving, downsizing from my lovely, but large, 5th Avenue townhouse and have been on the lookout for something marvelous. I think I found it at Collabor88 this month. I mean look at that red door! We need more red doors in our lives.

This month’s Collabor88 is inspired by the Odyssey and I am loving the many interpretations that designers are coming up with. I am fondest of those that are less literal – like this mini-dress from Tres Blah. It was a bit short for my taste so I added some leggings from Maitreya to avoid flashing my hoo-hah around.

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So this carriage house from Trompe Loeil appeals to me as a new home. The only problem is that I will have to move. I hate moving – not as much in SL as in RL – but I still like to stay in one spot. However, I am pretty sure I will sign a lease on this place and move in shortly. I love carriage house apartments. When I was in college, I had a friend who rented a carriage house. It was gorgeous inside and the rent was reasonable, best of all, though, it was on an estate – so there were these magnificent grounds that he was able to use – so long as he scheduled with the owners. Lucky guy!

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LOTD

I’m not always a man…but when I am……I wear beards and messy hair and pretend I’m a hobo (a very clean and handsome one). lol

Wearing:

Belleza – Dylan – Pale 1
[INK] ZEUS – Black – Hair and Beard (Collabor88)
Caster Inc. – One The Can See Denim Jacket and Shirt
Suicide Gurls – Ne Zha Unisex Tattoo
Ikon Ascension Eyes – Midnight
Bloody Mess – Cigarette with no filter