This will be quick as I am running late and don’t want to be late for work. The focal point of this outfit is the stockings from Bijou – ably set off by a dress from Tea Lane and shoes from Shiny Things.
Is there anyone comparable to Shai Delacroix in shading textures for form-fitting, curve-hugging, body-kissing sex appeal? Maht calls one of her dresses the Ass Dress and certainly my bum looks better in that dress than any other. This one has a pleated skirt which precludes the kind of cupping closeness that the Ass Dress employs, but then look how this one hugs the torso, curving and swerving with your curves and swerves snugging as tight as silk can snug.
Some cultures are more comfortable with death than others. In the United States and England we have a hard time with the words death, dead and dying and have come up with hundreds of euphemisms from resting in peace to crossing the river and going home to more colorful ones like kicked the bucket and taking a dirt nap. We have over 200 euphemisms for death. On the other hand, when I first began studying Spanish, I learned a children’s song somehat similar to Old McDonald Had a Farm – focusing on animal noises. The title was Mi Gallo Se Murió Ayer – “My Rooster Died Yesterday” – clearly a culture that doesn’t shrink from death. You see that in the wonderful celebration of el día de los muertos in Mexico and Central America where they throw a party at the cemetary complete with food, wine and song – a fiesta of light, laughter and remembrance. Some of Second Life’s most creative were inspired by that tradition and I am wearing the wonderfully bright results.
I am sad to say that this wonderful skin is not on sale, but that just goes to show you what high standards Annyka Bekkers of blowpop has. She has worked on these skins for some time but was dissatisfied with the result. Sharing her decision to delete them on plurk, a bunch of us begged for a stay of execution and she gifted us with the skins. Personally, I cannot see what’s wrong, they look perfect to me, but I defer to her expertise and am grateful that we have creators in Second Life who will not release less than their best for sale. As a skin consumer, it’s reassuring to know that blowpop has such exacting standards.
One of the really great things about Halloween for some folks is that it allows you to indulge the id a little bit, giving you permission to dress in ways that are unimaginable to you 364 other days of the year. Take for example, this Bastet costume from WishedOn, this is not the clothing of pixel prudery. No, this is exhibitionist clothing and how fun is it that Halloween’s unrestrained foolery frees our inner Jezebels.
Before saying a word about this luscioius dress from LaPointe, I have to spend some time drooling over the Tuli Gothic skins again. Yes, I have drooled before. Guess what, I will likely drool again. When something is so drool-worthy, you just have to go with the flow. This time I am drooling over the Vamp makeup that is completely V – pause – A – pause – M – pause – P – pause – VAMP, with luscious red lips, kohl-smeared eyes and a delicate little beauty mark highlighting one cheekbone. Yummy! I have to say, the flowy big hair from Sky Everett doesn’t hurt either.
Just as I was finishing the burlesque shoot, I got an urgent IM from a customer and really, really did not feel like doing a shoot with a fan tail. So, I changed my hair real quick and tossed on this lovely gown – over dressed a bit for the occasion, I know – and was there in less than a minute. Continue reading →