I headed back to LEA29 to see the completed art exhibit by FreeWee Ling before it disappears. You should go quickly. Set your graphics to high with the shadows turned to Sun, Moon & Projectors – as most of the exhibit is an exploration of projectors and the light and shadows they cast.
While I focused on the black and white elements, there is a lot of color in the installation – particularly from light projectors.
I guess one way for diabetics to have their cake is in the form of a dress like this colorful confection from CheerNo. It comes in all all the bright flavorful colors, blue, pink, yellow, purple, red and green. I went for green because that bright green looks like it could power the universe. Made of a simple sleeveless bodice with four flounces of color for a skirt in three shades of cake frosting and one layer of black on top, it’s like a very, very, very dark chocolate with three flavors of frosting. It looks delicious.
When I saw this dress from Nylon Outfitters for Collabor88, I decided to wear it for my Mardi Gras set when I DJ’ed at The Velvet. It has that flamboyant exuberance with which the last day before Lent is celebrated in many parts of the world. For someone raised in a religious tradition stripped of anything approaching exuberance, it is a fascinating spectacle. There is an element of the opera bouffe in the decadent and wildly flamboyant celebration of music, life and the sensory pleasures for that last Fat Tuesday before the penitent and solemn Ash Wednesday and the month of sacrifice for Lent. As an outsider to the faith, the rituals are like a play, a passionate, loud and beautiful play of extremes – melodrama in its highest form.
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.
Cinderella’s on her bedroom floor She’s got a Crush on the guy at the liquor store Cause Mr. Charming don’t come home anymore And she forgets why she came here Sleeping Beauty’s in a foul mood For shame she says None for you dear prince, I’m tired today I’d rather sleep my whole life away than have you keep me from dreaming
’cause I don’t care for your fairytales You’re so worried about the maiden though you know She’s only waiting on the next best thing
This is a busy weekend for those who love fashion in Second Life. There’s so much going on my head spins. Thankfully, Evelyn Hartshon who works on Blogging Second Life with me has compiled a directory of events to help keep track. Of course, if you click that link you run the risk of spending all your lindens.
On Sunday Chic² opens to celebrate the second birthday of Chic Management. I stopped by the bloggers preview and was wowed by its simplicity coupled with the overwhelming variety of offerings from the 150 designers who have come together to celebrate this milestone.
Mostly I am torn because I chose to feature a dress from Torn, a mesh clothing boutique owned by Torn Difference, but it’s not just a play on words. You know I am a sucker for community-building projects, so Harlow Heslop’s Pay It Forward Project has a lot of appeal for me. In an ideal world, it would have developed organically and not in response to conflict, but in the real world, conflict is the heat that makes the seeds of change sprout. There is one way in which I would love there to be a sea change in the blogging world and if this helps bring it about, I will be thrilled.
In my opinion, too many see blogging as a zero-sum game, as though the traffic that goes to a competitor’s blog is traffic that won’t go to one’s own. In truth, fashion blogging is more like Starbucks. When Starbucks first began opening their stores all across America, there was a lot of griping about it killing the small local coffeehouses. The reality is, though, that a Starbucks opening up near a local coffeehouse is often the best thing that happens to them. Starbucks is not just selling coffee, it’s converting people to the idea of high-end, specialty coffee and amplifying the market. Continue reading →
Today is the day many of the faithful of Minnesota celebrate by wearing purple in honor of St. Urho who famously saved the grape harvest of Finland by uttering the phrase “Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen” (roughly translated: “Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell!”) My family has made the pilgrimage to Menagha to see the famous statue of Saint Urho.
Seek and ye shall find;
knock and the door shall be open;
ask and it shall be given
and the love come a trickling down.
That was one of my favorite childhood songs was from a decrepit album of my sisters called The Womenfolk. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of them. No one’s heard of them. Incredibly, though, I found the song by them on YouTube. It was an old album and it appealed to my five year old sensibilities with some nonsense songs sprinkled in with traditional folk songs. I played it over and over until it was worn out. Despite its religious theme, it still appeals to me and when I find myself feeling impatient and frustrated, I will still sing the chorus to remind myself that patience is virtue worth holding onto hard and fast. Certainly a good theme song for hunts.
Since it was from a hunt, I decided to shoot at Hide and Seek. It’s a lovely sim, though I had to turn my music off because every step seems to put me in a different music parcel. It was very weird musically.
A few years ago, Gidge and I did a couple hunts of 100 stores or so. Funny thing, though, I never unpacked the items and they sat in a folder in my inventory reminding me that hunts are not for me. There’s a couple reasons for this. Once the hunt is over, I don’t want to blog the items since I try to avoid blogging things that readers won’t be able to get for themselves if they wish. I make a few exceptions for some gloves and leggings that I will hold onto forever. People don’t just read today’s post, but half the views each day are from posts from long ago and far away. The second reason is that events are so very well covered in the blogs. There are several blogs that focus heavily on sales and hunts such as The SL Circadian, Seraphim, and Shopping Cart Disco. But then I saw this jacket! Continue reading →