Our Lady of the Bugs was the first hairdo I purchased from The Stringer Mausoleum, long ago for Halloween 2008. Her work is instantly recognizable because it is wild and exuberantly creative, full of wit and a dollop of kookiness. It entertains as well as adorns.
Helena Stringer – Pixel Mythos – Bats by Moonlight By Helena Stringer – 2015
It’s Only Fashion: What’s the craziest thing you ever did in Second Life®? Most exciting? Silliest? Is there a story you can share that captures your Second Life experience?
Helena Stringer: The Craziest Thing I have ever done in SL® would probably be taking the reigns of Media Manager for a rather large event, 2 weeks before it was to open. I learned a lot, and was rather successful at it. There was over 200 designers in that event, and I managed to get each of them covered at least 2 times, by a team of 60 bloggers. I did this while being in 13 Events/Hunts/Rounds myself for my own store as well as running the Main Site for the Event, which had a tem and daily postings. Would I do it again? Probably, I am crazy like that, haha. Continue reading →
I like the accoutrement that completes my SL, little touches here and there. I’ve just added a BIG touch – a BIG honking car. I’ve always been a fan of cars in my SL – my avatar has places to go, she can’t be expected to bike and scooter everywhere can she? She’s American – so she LIKES a big car. This new beast from HAN fit the bill and there’s room in the back for a car seat should I ever bring the baby back from Auntie Inventory. I could pile all sorts of friends in this beast! You can pick one up, or another model, if you need a new car, or just want one HERE. After all NEED is rarely the right word around here. Continue reading →
I do love a full, wide, pouffy skirt with layers of petticoats. It can have its disadvantages. I was wearing several layers of petticoats under a skirt at a barn dance once. I was sitting out a butterfly on some hay bales one night and a mouse ran across the hay and up the skirt, between the layers of petticoats. What with the netting being very nice for the mouse to grasp and the many layers to try to shake him out of, I must have spent 10 minutes jumping up and down on a hay bale trying to shake him loose.
Of course, no mouse would dare come within striking distance of these spiked heels from Glamistry. They might be too dangerous for the speed of barn-dancing. Imagine stepping on someone’s toe. Fortunately, in Second Life® we do not have such banal concerns and I can wear my lethal weapon shoes without a care.
I began this outfit with the gorgeous Carrie skirt with the Black Rose print. It comes in several other prints, including beautifully feminine florals. However, I fell in love with the geometry of this print the minute I saw it. It is visually striking and makes such a powerful statement. I can imagine is with a massive shoulder piece of feathers for some gala, but for a walk on the beautiful streets of Venice, something less formal and avant garde seemed in order. Continue reading →
There are few things that delight and entertain me as much as my weekly notices from Sn@tch. Double entendre nonstop for all these years must be tiring yet Ivey manages to make it happen with success each week. This week I was feeling a bit daffy and headed over to pick up this delicious sweater she just put out with her new releases. I had to go out and buy cat food, and figured well I’m OUT anyway might as well pop by. I was glad I did. I picked up the pastels pack but she also has a pack in darker jewel tones. Remember Sn@tch does it differently, you buy one size and get the whole lot of colors in that size, so be sure to demo to make sure you get your size right. I wear larger sizes at Sn@tch, which is neither good nor bad, just something to keep in mind. I ALWAYS demo and then I’m always a happy girl ! Continue reading →
Ghee has all sorts of knits and woolens for layering in rich jewel tones and foundation neutrals that make for great cold-weather fashion. I particularly love this tunic with a long cowl sweater. Underneath I am wearing ghee’s thermals that come in great colors and which I would recommend as investment purchases except for one big hurdle – they have no Slink Physique appliers which is becoming a deal breaker for things like tights, leggings and layering sweaters.
I confess that my Friday night outfit started with the shoes, and everything else had to fall in line above them. Blacks and greys won out, spun together regardless of pattern, which works just fine. The new shoes from L.Warwick are out for LeaMetallique as well as sassy new hair from ploom from district 5 – perfect for casual looks this weekend. Continue reading →
COLLABOR88 is only a day away, it’s so close you can hear the clicking of stilettos in the distance as the shoppers warm up for the swarm. It’s going to be a big one, it’s their birthday and that means one thing, LOTS of awesome.
I’m previewing a new ‘do from Magika and I strayed into her fun hombres for some color on this Friday-Eve.
Make your day beautiful girls!
Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: Magika [Hair+] Harmony
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Head: Slink Visage Mesh Head – Becky
Skin: Izzie’s -Maci
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris
Bodysuit: Sn@tch for MY SLINK OBSESSION
I can hear my mother now. “If Sasy and Whimsy jumped off a bridge would you jump off one too?” Well obviously. Have you met them? Well they got little dogs at The Chapter Four from Alchemy so I went over and picked one up. I might just be dogsitting this one though. He has a giant head and he’s a bed hog.
PLUS – he woke me up early. I’m serious man, this dog was just standing on me when I woke up. Talkin’ bout “Take me outside. Blah blah blah.” Indeed, dog. Indeed. Continue reading →
One of the things that makes Collabor88 a hallmark event each month is that the releases from the core group of designers are certain to be high quality, must have items. It’s a combination of talent, reputation and love of what they do that they put into every piece they release. Events get tired, and worn out. Collabor88 roars back in every month and it’s always the same chatter “I can’t get in.” “Someone leave Collabor88″ “It’s been two days and I can’t get in”. This isn’t because of the cache of simply going. It’s because there are a core group of designers releasing great things that add beauty and style to our second lives, head to house. Continue reading →