Something about this dress makes me think of burlesque halls, saloons and the cancan. I expect to see Toulouse Lautrec popping up out of the floor and saying “Beauty. Freedom. Truth.” However, I still wanted to shoot outdoors so I went to Athan Selidor on the sim Athan.
The details in the dress from Fumi are stunning. It comes with the hat, stockings, prim garters, prim sleeves, a prim skirt and the prim sash with flowers. What drew me to the dress was the lovely wine color and the rich textural details in the lace, the sleeves and the skirt.
Morning @ Embryo - wearing Icing's Vixen in Sapphire.
Rolling Stone, my favorite magazine, gave 14 pages of its latest issue to a profile of one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Kris Kristofferson who is most famous for such great songs as Me & Bobby McGee and Help Me Make It Through the Night. My favorite, though, has always been Sunday Morning Coming Down. In his article, actor-turned-journalist Ethan Hawke, described how when Johnny Cash was first supposed to sing this song on live TV, censors told him he could not say “wishing I was stoned” but that while on the air, he looked at Kristofferson and sang it the way it was written. That song seemd to fit the mood of my shoot at Embryo where I wore the lovely Vixen dress from Icing. I have to thank Bhaio Shan for sending me the landmark – it’s a lovely place, though “it makes a body feel alone.”
On the Sunday morning sidewalk,
Wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
‘Cos there’s something in a Sunday,
Makes a body feel alone.
And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’,
Half as lonesome as the sound,
On the sleepin’ city sidewalks:
Sunday mornin’ comin’ down.
Today I am wearing clothes from some of the best design houses in Second Life – Casa del Shai, Maitreya and Tesla – and it shows. It’s gold, babe.
Some people never recognise it
Though it’s right before their eyes
And shines in all its glory
They never ever see
They choose something that looks just like it
And it may glitter all the time
But gold it will never be
I guess you never held on to quality
Or you woulda recognised by now
Something so special so true
When it’s standing right in front of you
I’m gold babe
Catch me in the slipstream
Passing by the fools who just don’t know
Pure gold babe
You’re looking at the real thing
If you knew my worth you wouldn’t let go.
I was wandering around on Saturday, popping into stores in Istanbul and saw this store called My Precious that was filled to the rafters with ballgowns – beautifully made, luscious ballgowns like this one in Champagne, though perhaps butter creme is a more accurate description. It’s not a color that’s often featured and I fell for it.
I love plaids and wandering around Japan on Saturday I found a lovely three-pack of tartan skirts including this version in Red. It’s from DDJ and the entire pack includes three tartan bras and skirts in red, blue and green and two semi-sheer sweater options to wear with it.
There’s a new designer on the block. She doesn’t have a big stock with lots of outfits yet, but what she has is delightful and original. I am hoping she develops a good following, is super successful and keeps on making wonderful clothes like these. One of the rewards of blogging fashions is discovering some new and exciting designer that just makes you flip, especially when she tracks you down and gives you samples of her work to review which is exactly what Kimmie Mosten of the new Foxy Moron store at Juicy Del Mar did.
Some days things just fall into place. While testing landmarks for the SLURL directory yesterday, I found this lovely secret garden – but was wearing that black fur jacket and red pants and thought it would not work well for shooting yesterday’s clothes. It was sort of in the back of my mind when I got dressed this morning, but jumped front and center when I tried on this lovely dress I bought at Cover Girl while SLURL hopping. When I also add the new jewelry I picked up at Miriel’s new sim, it’s an amazing confluence of design and color whose coincidence of timing strikes me as unlikely, yet here it is.