So, by the time I signed on last night I was already late for the masquerade party so it was either go as I was or go even later in a costume, so I went with what I was wearing. All the men were dashing and all the women were dazzlings or so I imagine as they all stayed as vapor for me. What rezzed was the food and I took that as a I sign and grabbed a spoon and ate my way through the party.
When it gets hot and the sun beats down on the asphalt, it’s time to break out the sunglasses and bright colors. The bright colors add zest and energy to combat the enervating heat and the sunglasses make the bright glare bouncing off the sidewalks bearable. White, such as in the jacket, is the necessary color of the season – brightening your look and reflecting the light and heat away from you. Dressing for summer heat is always fun because it demands your brightest brights and lets you shine. For example, the FAB.PONY dress above is the brightest blue or the KA Creations dress below, both accented with white accessories.
I love the Boho look – in particular, I love the dichotomy of so much embellishment and decorative effort put into casual wear. I love how Boho looks back to the past, but uses it in contemporary ways. This begins with the fabulous embroidered satin blouse from Muism. The texturing and primwork are exquisite and it comes in several colors. I love the antique gold color in this one..and I knew the perfect shoes and pants to go with it.
This gorgeous mohair skirt comes in green, grey and blue.
I love this mohair skirt from The Closet. In fact, I have it in three colors and if she made more colors, I would probably have it in those colors as well. And putting it together with some warm cozy tights and well, you have my favorite sort of run-around outfit. And it must be, I think I ran around in it for three days. But there was a problem – and not to single out The Closet – it is widespread problem that affects clothes from many stores and designers. It’s one that would be very simple to fix, though. The thing is – no mod prim clothing is just plain bad business practice.
I love the girlie girl outfits with full skirts and lots of lace – and this lovely Angel’s Kiss lace dress in brown delivers. There’s lace on the skirt, a lace sash, lace on the bodice, a lace ribon and a lace jacket with frothy lacy sleeves. It’s Lace-tastic!
The Italian community has fostered lots of good designers and also worked together in many ways with Italian fashion shows and gallery showings of Italian artists and the like. Last year wandering around a Best of Italian festival I happened on Orage Creations and promptly put it on my list of stores I make an effort to revisit once a month at least. Her specialty is stunning gowns and exuberant fashion. Now, however, she’s doing some homage to great runway fashion such as this recreation of a Versace gown worn by Charlize Theron to the Venice Film Festival.
I have to smile at the name of Moonshine Designs as I am a granddaughter of a moonshiner with bootlegging relatives and no, I am not from Hazzard County, though my brother did have a red Dodge Charger Special Edition and was a stock car racer. Wow, putting all that together does sound kind of Hazzard County, doesn’t it? Well, the northwoods of Minnesota are pretty rural, too. I doubt, though, that Shelley Toonie of Moonshine Designs was thinking of that kind of Moonshine. So let me get my head out of the moonshine and show off this Moonshine design – the wonderful embroidered Sheer Flowers.
So, I am sad that Linden Labs bought OnRez and will be closing it down. I don’t like the other site and probably won’t use it. However, the news did send me rushing to OnRez to shop and there I found this lovely jacket from Y.M.X. Pink and grey go together so well and this lovely tweed is just adorable. I wanted to wear something pink to show off this new skin – a limited edition offering from Bebae. It’s a Valentine’s Day makeup addition to the Bebae Belina line – and comes with a pink or a red lipstick.
New Year’s Eve was a night for dancing and just as I always do when I dress for dancing, I thought about how the clothes would look while shimmying and shaking across the floor. For that reason, I seldom wear system skirts for dancings as the distorted textures when you dance can so ruin the line of a dress. This also makes me wary of sculpties that flap around like broken wings on a baby bird. But flexis aren’t necessarily the solution as they can look like a tornado swirling round the floor. Of course, we all understand the limitations of clothing and forgive our dancing foibles…but I am always on the look for a great dance dress. This lovely white Alaska dress from Kunglers is ideal.
I was very unhappy at being snowed in and unable to spend Christmas with friends as planned. So, when I saw this Christmas tree at Forgotten Village, I wanted to photograph it. It sort of expressed what my holiday felt like. In order to better express my mood, I thought I would outfit myself with some grunge wear.