There are a few designers whom I discovered early in my second life – the ones whose clothing made me search for ways to earn some lindens because camping would never suffice to feed my addiction to their wares. One of those was Neferia Abel of Ivalde. I joined the group and looked forward eagerly to the weekly announcements. I never missed the group freebies and checked on the welfare of the lucky chair with dedication. This outfit was one of my earliest purchases. I was about a week old when I got it and you know what, all this time later and I still love it.
I like all sorts of art and many artists, but for some odd reason my favorites all have last names beginning with K: Klimpt, Klee and Kandinsky. Isn’t that odd? Of course, it’s not odd that someone who loves Klee also loves Kandinsky as they both taught at the Bauhaus, a relatively short-lived art school that had a tremendously positive influence on art and architecture and even product design. So…when I saw the Kandinsky dress from True La La, it was irresistible. It is made of a sleevless tank, prim skirt and socks – all with marvelous Kandinsky print on them. However, I thought that the three pieces of Kandinsky were too much and decided to take a different road for the skirt.
Annalee Balut of ALB Dream Fashion knows nearly every fashionista dreams of wearing a Dior gown or two or three and so has made stunning reproductions of some of Dior’s marvelous spring 2009 couture collection where Dior indulged in the purest romaniticism possible, creating dresses for a modern Trianon. In real life, fashion design is a symbiosis of current and historical trends with imagination and creativity. SL designers are also influenced by RL design and sometimes reproduce or reinterpret particularly iconic RL designs. You can see recreations of stunning wedding gowns and red carpert Oscar gowns around the grid. Some find this controversial, but I feel that so long as designers openly name their inspiration so said RL designer could easily discover the homage/reproduction and don’t try to hide anything, that it more a tribute to the RL designer than anything else.
Okay, okay, I know it’s a stretch, but after I put this on I could not resist the comparison. Of course, Blue Boy was all satin and lace and this is suede and corduroy. I know, think of it as working class Blue Boy. This actually a mash-up that began with the blue dress from AXEL. It had a lovely undershirt and leggings in an array of colors and looked cute, but perhaps because of my mood just did not pop for me. So I started rummaging around in my folders and pulled out these blue suede pants from Baiastice. This is actually the first time I have worn the leg prims. Normally I wear them with boots. I remembered these old Bronte slippers from Adam N Eve which had me rummaging around for white knee socks and a tenuous resemblance to Blue Boy. These are lovely vintage slippers and that little froth of lace just makes me smile.
Okay, this new Candace skin has me putting on shorts. I never wear shorts. It’s just that athletic a skin…you want to get out and about. And yes, that’s prim feet – from SLink – just because I felt like it. Now if I were a conscientious little fashionista I would give you the RGB value for the feet because they match darn well, however, I was lazy and matched it by clicking on the multicolor field in the peachy area and then putzing around in the smaller color field. Still, it was a snap and took only a few minutes – not like something complicated and difficult like putting on a shirt.
Keep me warm in your love and then softly leave
and it’s me you need to show….
How Deep is your love?
I really need to learn….
Ah it’s us old married people that don’t get these wafting summer romances, but I can still appreciate some Bee Gees. Plus, now my summer loves are for things like new jewelry from Violet Voltaire whom I hear is going out business just as soon as I get around to properly loving her work!
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I received a fun little swimsuit from Kunsthammer today – actually a humongous package of several colors on every layer with two options for the bottoms – an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini and these boy shorts with the lovely little belt and string ties. Now for some reason, the string ties attached about half a meter from my hips, but that was an easy enough adjustment as they were lined up in every other orientation. What made this such a serendipitous folder of goodies is the the other folder of goodies I received from Ryker Beck of Genesis – her new Candace skin which she’s packing into vendors and setting to launch. The way that dynamo works, I bet they will be out before this is posted.
This dress from Magnolia is an Ode to Butterflies with its lovely embroidered green and bronze butterflies on the sheer overskirt. Butterflies appliqued on top of more butterflies form the hem.
I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!–not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
Going on RL vacation sent me shopping for beachwear on the grid and I was ecstatic when I ran into this hot island inspired piece at BOOM. I thought the bikini with the slightly transparent cover up on the jacket layer was a great look and really exotic- a MUST have for my vacation shopping. (SHUT UP I CAN IMAGINE I WORE IT ON RL VACATION).
It was also a great opportunity to take one of Hart Larsson’s PXL CREATIONS Grace skins in Fashion Tan tone for a run. I don’t wear a LOT of tan skins but I do like the warm tone on his. Plus I like the nipples and the naughty bits on his skins. Where else can you say “Oh my friend does my hoohaha?” and not mean something sexual – except on the Grid? Continue reading →