Poses are what separates avatars from mannequins and dress up dolls. They convey emotions, attitudes and actions. In a photo, we can have the most beautiful setting and glorious gowns, but without a pose, we have no narrative. They are the verbs in our Second Life® stories. Olaenka Chesnokov of oOo Studio is a wonderful storyteller. Do I really have to tell you that this pose is from her Bitch series? Can’t you tell by looking?
I have a confession. This shoot started with the jewelry. Anytime there is new jewelry at Donna Flora I’m pretty much in love and stoned on girly goodness to such a point that it’s difficult for me to actually MAKE blogging decisions. But I struggled through my joy and decided it was a purple and yellow moment for me today.
But then, where to shoot?
I was really, really in love with what I had on and decided to pull out Cajsa’s big list of In World Photo Sites and well, I just picked some place RANDOM.
Turned out, I was someplace wonderful. Continue reading
I thought this would be a whimsical final post for my exploration of the Fashion For Life event. It’s the Nyte’N’Day Pop Dress and it’s been a hit and been featured in several posts. However, everyone has a different approach to styling, which is what makes fashion so interesting. With styling, ten people can wear the same thing and still have very different looks. For me, I added some capri length leggings for a more casual look.
I don’t know what ancient arbiter of style first asserted that thou shalt never mix prints, but he was as wrong as two left shoes. Luckily, our generation has gotten over that hoary antique of fashion diktat and moved on to a more exciting and more printastic era. Mixing prints is an art and one well practiced at Peqe as you can see in the lovely little dress that mixes a leopard and lace print. Of course, I had to add to the printasm with floral tights.
Mixing three prints could be a clashtastrophe, but notice what is next to what. You see, the first is mostly black, then mostly white, then mostly black. If the floral were next to the leopard, it would not work.
I went to MiaMai’s Spleen and Ideasm Runway show on Saturday. It was more than a show, it was an exhibition and the clothing was fantastic in the most literal sense of the world. Depicting the epic struggle between good and evil, the clothing is wildly constructed, imaginative and strongly designed.
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One of the final acts of my favorite Woody Allen movie – HANNAH AND HER SISTERS – is called LUCKY I RAN INTO YOU. It’s about two people who’ve known each other and fall in love despite the past. Making friends can be like that too.
I feel that way a lot about my best friend and blog partner, Cajsa. Continue reading
Well, until Midnight anyway! Last night I had my 3rd Rez Day Party and we danced for hours and despite Gidge’s best efforts I did not wake up with a dozen strap-ons – though we did have a bumper car attraction for the party last night. It was incredibly fun!! I wore this bright and lively skelton dress from House of Fox. All those vibrant psychedelic colors just screamed party -especially on my dance floor which is aglow with all sorts of color itself. The pose, by the way, is from a recent set from Glamourama Boa’s Just A Pose highlighting plurkers! This is December! Incidentally, Plurk won 2 Stylies for its impact on the community and best third party site.
This one is not from that set but from a set of fetish poses by Just A Pose, but I had to include it because I love it! Besides, it shows off the dance floor. If you come to a party at Lost in the Stars – you will discover that the dance floor gives everyone a bit of a rosy romantic glow. By the way, Sasy took pictures.
The next step in the (r)evolution of hair design is making a hair base worn on the tattoo layer – enabling it to be worn with any skin. To demonstrate exactly how versatile this method is, I though that I would go gray – really gray – so that you can see the strongest possible example of how it works with this collection from MiaMai by Monica Outlander.
Hair in Second Life has come a long way since Washu first developed prim hair. This evolution has gone from prim hair to flexis, sculpts and combinations thereof. Over a year ago, we first started seeing hair bases with attachments, usually a bun, ponytail and perhaps an updo in blonde and black, but still limited in variety and color. With the 2.0 tattoo layer we saw a new innovation, the hair base on the tattoo layer with attachments best illustrated by Monica Outlander’s creations for MiaMai which I will highlight tomorrow. Today, I will stay with the skin plus hair base innovation and its tremendous expansion with the release of Baiastice’s new Pulchra skin by Sissy Pessoa. It’s not just that she also includes brunettes and redheads, but it’s the great variety of hair styles she has produced to work with her hair bases. So many, in fact, that I made a slide show to show them all to you.
International Fashion Week 2010 sponsored by Glance Internation began today and will continue through the 18th with 5 fashion shows each day. Can you imagine the excitement and all the great fashion on display? Just to give you an idea, take a look at this IFW10 Exclusive design from G Sloane Couture. It’s called Cloud Nine and wearing makes a person feel like they are floating on Cloud Nine with its fresh creme de menthe color that should make even the Grinch smile.
The dress is a hot weather and sunshine dress and made me think of villas and sunshine and the Greek islands and so I went to Armenelos – a new sim in the multi-sim Calas Galadhon parks. Yes, parks created just for people to enjoy – no stores, no rentals, just pure pleasure. It’s a beautiful complex if white stucco houses with stairs and sidewalks that wind and meander like an ancient village up the mountain. It’s pure pleasure which means it’s a Greek version of Cloud Nine.