I used to work with a girl whose mother was a very pale, freckled Irish redhead. Her father was a black as night Colombian. Finding makeup with a nightmare for her. Her skin tone was dark but pale, and everything looked wrong. I remember when her tone of foundation was discontinued, she was distraught.
You see a lot of complaining in SL about dark skin tones, or the lack thereof, but at least it’s not a problem we MUST live with. We can try new things, branch out, and flip into different colors on a whim.
In SL, we are whatever color we want to be, which is a luxury ladies of color do not have in RL. Continue reading
Well I admit I might have the most spoiled Zooby baby in all of the grid officially now. She not only has her own bedroom in my house, but now I got her Christmas gifts. Well, it’s Tymmerie Thorne’s fault because she gave me extras from the Woodland Gacha and then well, I was so excited about it. So I also got her a doll wardrobe and some dolls.
WHY SHOULD MY FAKE BABY NOT HAVE CHRISTMAS PEOPLE? Continue reading
If there is anything you learn growing up in the land of the ice and snow, it’s that you need to stay dry and keep the wet cold off of you. Layers, and the right ones are the key. You’ll get cold, but you won’t be TOO miserable by the time you get home to peel off your frozen outerwear and warm back up.
Being warm is a bugaboo for me. As a child, we had a house with out insulation. After the blizzard hit, we spent many nights sleeping in every item of clothing we owned, on the floor in front of the fireplace.
So, I won’t be cold. Not ever, if I can help it. Continue reading
This is a true story. I wanted an item at 22769. It was a hunt item. I couldn’t find it. It was one of my morning log in times, and usually I’ve got about 30 minutes to log in, dress, shoot, edit and post. I do this most days. I spent 20 minutes looking, got bitter, happened to find a different item, and left. I remembered that I hate hunts. I did however find this amazing dress, which I wasn’t looking for, for the Invitation Only Hunt? I don’t even know what that is. But this dress is a total score. Continue reading
I had a little free time so I decided to hit the road for the Holiday Home Tour this weekend (Contact Tymmerie Thorne for a NC of Slurls ASAP! It’s only today and tomorrow!). It was a gorgeous winter day to get out and I managed to get through three lovely homes before I had to get home to relieve the sitter. Continue reading
*peeks out from behind the door*
In my last post here, one month ago, i talked about some gorgeousness from Collabor88 and now that the October collection is going to be replaced by a new one i would like to show you another fantastic item from C88 which i’m sure you all already know and probably got (such coolness should be a MUST in our inventory).
I’m talking about the Hesed Neck Warmer from .Shi: i like it so much i decided to create a whole look (skin, make-up, hair, clothes, accessories) starting from it. And i love what came out.
So, i’ll shut up now and show you the pictures, then all the credits.
I love every single piece of this outfit, i don’t want to take it off anymore XD
- Hair: Dura – Girl*50 – Black
- Skin: Essences – Opera 01 *beach*
- Eyes: Poetic Colors – Jades Eyes – Wet Sand
- Eyes make-up: La Malvada Mujer – warrior #5
- Lipstick: Essences – Song Lipgloss 04
- Neck warmer: .Shi – Hesed Neck Warmer (Old Book) – V1. Femme – still at C88 only for a few hours, then i guess you’ll find it in store.
- Top: Plastik – Ayana Top – Leather
- Arm Tattoo: CoLLisions – Light Side Armbands – Set of 3
- Body jewel: ( r e d ) M i n t – Body Jewel – Silver
- Skirt: Corvus – Black Long Skirt
- Bangles: ( r e d ) M i n t – Bangles w/Rings – Silver
- Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual
- Poses: Label Motion – from Andrea and Mery sets
- Location: UTSA ArtSpace – Metamorphosis by Igor Ballyhoo
Autumn is always the best season of the year back in Minnesota. Spring was wet and muddy, summer hot and muddy and winter dry and frigid. But the autumn, the weather was perfect – dry and sunny days, perfectly cool and fresh. The brilliance of the leaves changing, the birches to yellow, the sumac a rich burgundy, the maples a fiery orange and the basswood a deep mustard. This riot of color would play against the deep greens of the pines and the firs, a rich patchwork of dark and bright colors that, for me, was always the most beautiful palette of the year.
This dress from Kunglers calls that fall palette to mind – the flashes of leaves among the Norway Pine and Black Spruce with the golden tamarack and burgundy sumac and the olivine hemlock. Just looking at it makes me feel a little homesick for where I grew up.
Yesterday i visited Collabor88 and, after waiting for everything to rez properly, i was really amazed at the sight of so many beautiful creations. Not that normally i’m not amazed by C88 things, but it doesn’t happen often that i like almost the whole collection, like in this case or like the famous anniversary case. I grabbed all the demos i wanted and went back home to try them on, cause the place was too laggy to try demoing there.
Just one thing disappointed me, tee*fy‘s stuff wasn’t out yet. You know, tee*fy’s spot is the first one i put my eyes on each time i go visit C88.
This morning – my morning, when yankees are probably sleeping and the place should be less crowded haha! – i went back to buy the things i wanted and i finally saw that tee*fy’s items were out.
And i drooled over the Dakota Corset Gown which i purchased without even trying the demo on.
Wonderfully texturized, this is one of the most beautiful things i’ve seen recently on SL. This is a perfect example of mesh which i don’t often see on long dresses. Look at the way it “caresses ” the body with every movement, look at the perfectly irregular cut, look at the high front slit sensually showing the leg, look at the belt which stylishly completes the look.
Ahhh…Dakota, so sensual and elegant at the same time.
More after the cut!
There’s a fantasy gacha carnival going on and Acha made me a princess.
Well I’m always a princess but she made me TRADITIONAL princess. Continue reading
I was ecstatic to the point of ridiculous that Mudhoney released MUMS for Fifty Linden Friday yesterday. If you aren’t from the US – mums are the official herald of fall. I’ve started my fall decorating, adding the rocker just released from What Next and now the mums. YAY for fall decorating!
My cat, my FIRST cat, Snake Plisskin is so glad to be out of the his Inventory Kennel. He follows me around everywhere and would not let me take a photo without him. He’s a very spoiled pretend cat.
I have such a hectic schedule today though, I have to grab a cup and RUN because both lives are completely booked full. Continue reading