Long ago and far away I read a book called The Octopus by Frank Norris – a story of the exploitation of the wheat growers of California. It’s central truths, though, were as applicable to the farmers of the Midwest that I knew and their history that lead to the creation of the Grange and the Farmers Union – so I have a soft spot in my heart for that book, even though it is not very well written. One of the most memorable things about the book for me were the occasional bits of expository meanderings that began “The Wheat! The Wheat!” I saw those four words and knew it was here-we-go-again time. “The Wheat! The Wheat!” has forever been able to send me into a fit of giggles ever since. So, of course, this post featuring the lovey butterdish sim and this glorious combine has that phrase running through my head.
You might wonder what wheat fields and countrified clothing have to do with Adam n Eve’s glorious gold metallic skin with the face a motherboard must love, but I posit that for a wheat farmer, the techno-riffic skin is a better match than the League’s booty shorts – no matter how cute they are with the paint splatters and the too long pockets. Threshing is dusty scratchy work and anyone operating a combine in their right mind would wear long jeans. Farming, on the other hand, demands an immediacy of information that makes farmers some of the most wired people you can find and that skin is wired.
This extraordinary ball gown is a tribute to Coco Chanel and the overwhelming femme design with so many “finishing” touches – such as all the roses all over it, truly makes it a lovely and modern take on designer who was far ahead of her time.
If you’ve ever worn Chanel or SEEN Chanel’s creations, sometimes they seems like there are a lot of PIECES, a lot of details that create that overall look – yet lose one and you lose the symmetry of the style and design – even when that style is assymetry. So with this dress, some roses are larger than others, and all scattered with very precise randomness around the skirt. Continue reading →
If you had asked me, I would’ve said that I already owned everything at Indyra Originals. So how surprised was I to find a few things nestled in her 50% off sale that I’ve coveted but never picked up? QUITE!
This is just a quckie but I wanted to show all of you the lovely Picassa ballgown which comes in several colors – I justhad to have this vibrant sunny color though.
Cruel fate and a busy schedule keeps me from logging in to pick up Ryker Beck’s New Skin Lily – so I’ll content myself with Wearing Shiloh.
I love it when Second Life designers decide to work on something together. It’s a testament to the openness of SL Fashion Community and to the freindships and connections people make though Second Life and through their mutual love of fashion. In this case, Leah McCullough of Naive and Mouse Mimistrobell of Dark Mouse produced completementary dresses and jewelry.
This photo is from one of my favorite places in Portland, the wonderful Chinese Garden in Old Town. It’s only a city block, but it takes you out of the city. It reminds me of a sim in its discrete containment of such rich beauty in the heart of one of Portland’s grittier neighborhoods. For my visit, I wore some fab items from E! – the exclamation point is theirs but they deserve it.