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.
Here’s another wardrobe staple, the LBD or Little Black Dress. One of the great features of the LBD is its ability to function as a frame for luscious jewelry which is what this dress from Skin Flicks is doing perfectly.
Dark Mouse was justly recognized as an outstanding new jeweler in the Best of SL awards and this is just one example of why. Her jewelry is quirky and original with a highly personal vision. She generally makes all her items in gold, silver and copper. This gold version has a black stone while the copper has a firey red and the silver a dark lapiz.
Alice Chenaux now asks us: “If there was someone you could trade places with for one day in Second Life, who would it be and why? Bonus points if you find this person and snap a picture with them!” This is hard to answer as there really is not anyone I would like to trade places with. For me, Second Life is very much about being and doing what I have created as my life in Second Life – woman with a creative occupation whose life is unburdened by responsibilities, living somewhat a frivolous and self-indulgent life. I would not mind logging in as Gidge for an hour and creating some folders for her to sort her inventory into because her inventory is one big long unsorted (ever) mess. Wherever a folder landed when opened, that’s where it’s at. Then again, perhaps if it were orderly, she might not find anything. What I would really love to do is one of those operations where you can see the desktop of someone else’s computer while they are still there – and see how a few of the jewelers I so admire actually do what they do. I mean, how do they work with such tiny prims, how do they make them so small? How can they see what they are doing? Their work astonishes and amazes me and I would love to be able to watch them work through their eyes. As luck has it, I do have photos of some of the marvelous jewelers who make Second Life much more beautiful for me though I have not yet shot the jeweler who made the lovely necklace in earrings for this outfit.
When Lavea Alter dropped a folder with some newness from A-Bomb, I didn’t look right away. I had recently shown a few great outfits from A-Bomb and had a long list of to-do outfits. But then, curiosity got the better of me and I tried on this outfit called Ventura Highway and was thrilled to see that Lavea has added the shadows on the skin that clothes naturally cast – a huge step forward in design and one that very few clothiers take the trouble and effort to do. Look along the neckline, the waistline, the edges of the top – this is someone stepping it up several notches. And look at that prim ruffle, is that insanely good or what? What’s even better is the ruffle comes on the chest and the spine so you can wear it as you need it.
There actually was a Murder, Inc. that flourished (if you can use that word for it) from the 20’s until the 40’s – a company of hired killers and enforcers who worked for the National Crime Syndicate. However, the mob has never been an equal opportunity employer so I am sure Miss Murder never worked for them. Actually, Miss Murder is the name of the delightful little plaid outfit from A-Bomb that includes this adorable skirt and tie. It’s so cute that it’s already had a few outings on the feed so I decided to change it up a bit by changing the shirt to this one from Cachet (Lelutka).
When I looked in my clothing folder this morning I saw a lonely little jacket not in a folder, but sitting there all alone and loose. I recognized the name and realized it was one that I bought Humby Designs on my shopping spree. I just came without a folder and so I decided to make an outfit around it – the one you see above. It’s a great outfit. Still, gray plaid jacket and an autumn look is pretty predictable, isn’t it? So…for fun…I decided to take that simple jacket and style one outfit for each season.
All photos are shot at MDR’s Photo Park which is open to the public. Click on through if you want to see more details on the outfits. And – if any bloggers out there want to take a shot at making an All-Seasons Item post, I would love to see it.
Has anyone else noticed a recent surge in the creativity and in the sheer volume of clothing releases lately? There’s always a massive number of new releases week in and week out – but this week the volume seems to have surged and even better, some of them are just so exciting and fun. Now, dear readers, you all know I am Girlie Girl, not a Gothie Girl, but some Goth designs are just irresistibly feminie and cute and I cannot resist. That’s certainly true of this lovely teal dress from Blue Blood.
with the greatest of ease – particularly when using the Aerial Assault poses from Long Awkward Pose. While visiting Festivale yesterday, I was entranced by Pixel Dust – a store in a big circus tent – complete with trapeze swings. I remembered a dress Miffy from Zenith gave me a month ago or so and thought it might make the perfect aerialist dress.
I admit I have favorite designers – and Sissy Pessoa of Baiastice is one of them. She brings such whimsy and joy to her work that her clothes often make me smile. She’s generous with her group, providing monthly gifts that can bowl you over. She creates new silhouettes and has new ideas – and most of them work well. Then she turns around and makes some delightful bit of fun like this Kali jacket that all you can really say is that she is unpredictable.
This top, skirt, belt and bangles are all from Ornamental Life. Shir Dryke of Ornamental Life needs help right now. A donor heart is being kept for her - in an act of amazing grace a family is keeping a man alive to give her a heart - if only we can all do our part, too, she could have a new chance at life.
I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do.
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow.