There is a old saying that goes “if you want to climb a wall, throw your hat over it.” In essence, make a commitment that puts some skin in the game so failure will cost you. That is good advice, Sometimes we need consequences to motivate us. However, I am not throwing this hat over the wall. I am sure I must have some ball cap somewhere that will do. This hat, one of several from Glam Affair for Collabor88, got me digging in my closet to add some zing to the zip of this cute little dress from Hucci, also from Collabor88.
Red lipstick! Red lips are the ones the songs are written about. One of the great musicals of all time can be brought to mind with just a single image of red lips. They’re powerful, bold and iconic. And they’re not for everyone, except today. Today is Red Lip Wednesday. Hopefully lots of us bloggers will flash our ruby red lipstick today.
Of course, nothing suits every person. We have our likes and dislikes. There are fashions I dislike and fads that leave me confounded and confused and asking why? Mostly though I shrug my shoulders and think to each his own. Certainly if we all looked the same and liked the same things, the world would be a much more boring place. So, let’s hear it for red lips! Here, there and everywhere.
I tossed this outfit together pretty quickly after shooting the wedding dress on Monday just before my set at The Velvet. There was no way I was dj’ing in a wedding dress! I remembered the gorgeous skirts from NYU for faMESHed. There were several colors and I loved them, so I pulled out another color. I dug around in my system clothing for something to wear with it and found this old top from Kunglers.
My pixel day started simply enough. Handwash some lingerie for Valentines Day and hang it up to dry, and then I thought “Oh Self, I’ll try out this new mesh hair from Exile and from Truth.” Because you know new hair = happy girl.
So I put on three new hairs that Exile has released, including Domino which is for the Juicy “Crush On You” event, and I was very oooo new mesh hair omg love it happy.
You know. You do it too so SHUT UP.
And then I put on my new Truth hair. And one went on nicely, and ONE DIDN’T. And not matter what I DID IT DIDN’T WORK. There were tears. There was invisible hair. I switched viewers. I switched back again. So I plurked it. After much discussion it seemed that a lot of the fashionistas were finding the Truth hair to be invisible. THIS SEEMED WRONG.
Until our friend Skittles piped up and said “You have to ADD the mesh and the Flexi.”
Yes the new Truth Hair JANEY you Wear one-either the flexi or the mesh, THEN ADD the other they go together. Yeah my avatar just turned five. Not my first day.
Janey is on the left, and is worth the facepalm. Totally.
Also I’ve been cruising marketplace. The Lingerie is FREE from Insolence, and you need the Candy Hearts Belly ring I am pretty sure. It’s like 10L and worth every penny.
Your Shopping List of Awesome:
Lingerie: Valentine’s 2012 by INSOLENCE – FREE on Marketplace
Shoes: Sexy Pumps Stiletto *Diana* - FREE ON MARKETPLACE
Eyelashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 4
Hairs: >TRUTH< Vicky w/Roots – swedish, Janey – Swedish
EXILE, DOMINO, Girls of Summer, Rivers Run
Wedding Ring: EarthStones Destiny Bridal Set – Gold
Earrings: MG – Earring-Lealao-Multi Agate-
Belly Piercing: Valentine Belly Piercing
Shape:Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin:-Glam Affair- Linn Natural – BL CLEAN
Eyes: classic – cosmic dawn (m) bright
First Shot: Using FILTERCAM from Mechanized Life
“A Novel, in the end, is a container, a shape into which you are trying to pour your story into.”
I do admit I was very resistant to getting a new shape last year because I’d had mine forever and I love it and it was MEEEE and yadda yadda yadda.
But then, I tried on my shape made by Hybie of Savoir Faire (and our newest contributor here at IOF) and I fell in love. It’s amazing what a difference a shape made by someone with a brilliant eye for proportion and a great fashion sense can make. Continue reading
For the It’s Only Fashion Halloween soiree I decided to be a very retro vampire. Think Louis the 15th. I’m saying Louis the 15th simply because my hair doesn’t have boats and birds and crap in it, which I identify more with Louis the 16th.
It’d been so long since we had a party, and as always Cajsa had an awesome playlist set up for us.
I’m using FILTERCAM2 in the pic above to age the shot and provide the vignette lighting around me. It’s a simple effect but using filtercam2 lets me add effects and cuts down on my post processing work, which is minimal usually. The new expansion pack is pretty amazing, tons of new awesome filters – I can’t wait to show off lots of what it can do.
Now, it’s dinner time.
Your Spooky Shopping List:
Dress: Ephemera -Beladona
Neck Bites: Rain_DoubleNeckBite
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Fangs Tattoo: cheLLe – (tattoo) What a Vamp! (Neat Mouth 1)
Hair: ::Exile:: Lady Versailles:Roots-Vanilla
Shoes -Marie Jeanne-Black – Gold Buckle by INSOLENCE
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~ reg legs (new)
Skin: Amacci Skin – Jenny (Fair) – 04 Candy
Eyes: Poetic Colors: classic – sweet surrender (m) bright
Poses: – STaTUS
I have to confess that my midwestern upbringing pokes its head in to my Second Life from time to time. Such as when I look at concept designs released by fashion houses and go WHAT THE BLUE FUCK IS THAT? Usually, about the time that time my more wordly self takes it’s seat at the wheel and says “Hmm, that’s kinda cool.”
I’m so glad when that happens. Because it lets me stretch my little wings and challenge the theory of “what is beauty” from time to time.
Because, I think I look beautiful.
I mean, I always look better after I’ve fed….obviously.
Have a beautiful Tuesday. And beware of fashionistas wearing beautiful, impractical clothes.
Your Shopping List:
Shoes : Marie Jeanne by INSOLENCE
Nails: [ Love Soul ] Nail*Jun design-Bloody*
Lashes: Miamai_LesMakeups_Lashes 12
Hair: ::Exile:: Amira:Moonlight
Horns: Tekeli Li – Efreet – Horns (mouth attach)
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes
Skin: [Ill] Illusory – Skin_Paige – Bite Me
Eyes: [PXL] SOUL Eyes – Red (M)
Poses – STaTUS
When I saw the color “Olive” for the 52 Weeks of Color the only thing that came to mind was a martini olive…. so.. well… have a look….
Well.. it IS olive.. right? Oh.. what I’m wearing….
Lingerie: Insolence – Laure Olive
Hair: Truth – Astrid, Marmalade
Skin: Curio – Sundust [dark], Lustre-Shimmer 1
Eyes: .ID. – Muted Eyes, Light Blue
Prop: Diesel Works Martini
It’s a quick look of the day as I have early morning meetings in the RL!
I’m so showing you some new long hair poses I’m releasing tomorrow at STaTUS for Hump Day!
Now, shhhh, don’t tell anyone I was online instead of getting ready for work!
Your shopping List Today Is…….
Shape – Savoire Faire – Gidge
Skin – Absolution – blossom- Fair – Pale Flower – CHIC LIMITED
Hair – Truth – Mylie – Jupiter
Top – CT@ V-Neck Sweater
Jeans – Studio Sidhe – Unisex Jeans in Charcole
Shoes – Insolence – Marie Jeanne Shoes -
Nail – Sn@tch Nail Candy – Black with Green TIps
Poses – Unreleased Long Hair Poses from STaTUS – BEU
Eyes – Ibanez Eau
You might imagine that with a closet full of my own clothes and a bedroom floor thats got more boxes than UPS, that I’d be content with my own things and not have to go stealing the shirts off of my friends.
You would be wrong. Continue reading
posted by Gidge Uriza
Scene: Private Plurk over coffee Wednesday 8/18/10 9-something am.
Me: I got this new cock hairdo
Me: NO NO NO PEACOCK! I MEANT PEACOCK!
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