Last night was a bit of an adventure. I had just found a SqueeCute Halloween costume for 1 Linden at Kuri Style. I was getting ready to shoot it but thought I needed more flamboyant shoes. I recalled these absolutely outrageous-in-a-good way shoes I had seen earlier on an equally outrageous-in-a-bad way woman, Shoes I complimented her on only to get hit over the head with a barrage of rudeness. Oh well, let’s not go there.
Instead, let’s go to Xcentricity where I encountered Newdoll Nikolaidis and Allesist Klaar, two adventurers who are also on the Outrageous Shoes Quest, a lifelong, neverending quest that gives life meaning. We clicked our heels and headed back to the studio to shoot a photo of the 3 of us, all in our new dragonfly shoes – a Halloween gift from XCentricity. Yes, we had just met, but questers on the Way of the Outrageous Shoe have a bond. Newdoll also shot a photo as well and I love what she did with it. Check it out here. And yes, you can like it better than my photos. I like it better than my photos.
So…I am wandering around the Best of Italian Design sim – popping in to test a store SLUrl I added to the directory – and discovered OC: Orage Creations and dropped everything I was doing just to enjoy the marvelously surreal designs. Although most were priced about average for high fashion gowns, there were two dresses indistinguishable from the others in quality, but marked down without fanfare to 10 and 20L. I snapped them up and decided to share the wealth by spreading the word. The first one I put together with MiaSnow’s magnificently eccentric Wild Woman Hair – a magic chair gift. She kindly set the chair to 5 minutes, so it won’t take you all day to win. I thought the wild span of the hair and the wild black plumage at the top of the dress was a nice pairing.
So whilst working on the Secret Project this weekend, trekking hither and yon, through hot, steamy boutiques, arid, scorching jewelers and frigid, stormy millineries, I frequently was misled by outdated landmarks and landed in Terra Incognita. Sometimes I found something fun, sometimes I struggled to find my destination. But, a good explorer accepts these mishaps with equanimity – recognizing the opportunity to find new outposts of fashionality. Which is not exactly what happened when I followed the forwarding landmark for Fumi – opting to look around to see what was there, I eventually happened on Fumi on the other end of the sim. The luck was that when I informed the owner that her lm at her old store had the wrong coordinates, she thanked me with a gift of two outfits from her lovely store. This is one of them.
It’s very different from my usual look, so I dyed my hair and drastically changed my skin – to MiaSnow Myriam’s lovely Dahlia, the starlet — because it was fun and because I can. Continue reading →
Some of these butterflies are free – a freebie from Baiastice. When I put this lovely, whimsical dress from Biana F on, it struck my how similar in color intensity and detail the butterflies and flowers were to the darling gift from Baiastice and I wondered if they would suit as well as I imagined. Well, I will let you judge for yourself, but I liked it. I liked it even more when I tossed on MiaSnow Myriam’s delicate and fragile Black Dahlia skin. I admit I would not wear it everywhere, but for the right party – I think it’s a great combination.
You can see more photos on my flickr. A more conventional accessorizing of the dress and style notes are after the jump.