Now this is purple. This will be a quick post as the dresses and shoes are again from Feel China and R2 and the skins from Curio, but I so enjoyed the lovely, bright dresses at Feel China and could not wait to share them with you. And don’t worry they come in many colors other than purple.
So I was sent on a wild goose chase on Saturday. I saw a woman with adorable freckled skin that I didn’t recognize and asked her where she got it. She said it was from DrLife – so off I went to DrLife where there was not one freckled skin to be had. Actually the skins were lovely examples of the Japanese style of skins, hand-drawn, sweet and almost luminescent. I decided to wander around the store some more to see if the freckles were hiding up the stairs and found some fab hair, though the stair ramp does not work as it’s blocked by a prim so you must cam to see the upstairs of the shop. It’s worth it. Look at that hair.
I found these dresses there, too, but suggest you go to the Feel China store directly because they’re in a vendor of 62 separate items. And with that I think I just revealed how far I can go when I am intrigued by a store.
I like all sorts of art and many artists, but for some odd reason my favorites all have last names beginning with K: Klimpt, Klee and Kandinsky. Isn’t that odd? Of course, it’s not odd that someone who loves Klee also loves Kandinsky as they both taught at the Bauhaus, a relatively short-lived art school that had a tremendously positive influence on art and architecture and even product design. So…when I saw the Kandinsky dress from True La La, it was irresistible. It is made of a sleevless tank, prim skirt and socks – all with marvelous Kandinsky print on them. However, I thought that the three pieces of Kandinsky were too much and decided to take a different road for the skirt.
Annalee Balut of ALB Dream Fashion knows nearly every fashionista dreams of wearing a Dior gown or two or three and so has made stunning reproductions of some of Dior’s marvelous spring 2009 couture collection where Dior indulged in the purest romaniticism possible, creating dresses for a modern Trianon. In real life, fashion design is a symbiosis of current and historical trends with imagination and creativity. SL designers are also influenced by RL design and sometimes reproduce or reinterpret particularly iconic RL designs. You can see recreations of stunning wedding gowns and red carpert Oscar gowns around the grid. Some find this controversial, but I feel that so long as designers openly name their inspiration so said RL designer could easily discover the homage/reproduction and don’t try to hide anything, that it more a tribute to the RL designer than anything else.
Last night Gidge’s husband Silo threw a Rez Day bash to celebrate his second year in Second Life. The theme was Guilty Pleasures – those songs you love but are too embarassed to admit it. Well-named I have to say. Requests were sent in ahead and were played anonymously – and very few owned up to their requests. Still, it was the most interesting playlist I have every DJ’ed and we had a lot of fun. I wore this lovely dress – as spring-like and feminine as they come.
Gidge has the perfect outfit for Sunday Afternoons at the Park with George and, someday, I am sure she will get around to blogging it. As for me, well my Sunday afternoons are usually spent at The Velvet where MDR business partner Maht spins a couple hours of great music mixes. This Sunday I wore this made-for-dancing Splatter r Dress from Axel. I had stopped by Axel earlier on Sunday to admire their ambitious store remodel. I was impressed with the beauty of the store and with the thoughtful arranging of outfits. It was hard to limit my spending, but who can complain when the fruits are as adorable as this.
When I looked in my clothing folder this morning I saw a lonely little jacket not in a folder, but sitting there all alone and loose. I recognized the name and realized it was one that I bought Humby Designs on my shopping spree. I just came without a folder and so I decided to make an outfit around it – the one you see above. It’s a great outfit. Still, gray plaid jacket and an autumn look is pretty predictable, isn’t it? So…for fun…I decided to take that simple jacket and style one outfit for each season.
All photos are shot at MDR’s Photo Park which is open to the public. Click on through if you want to see more details on the outfits. And – if any bloggers out there want to take a shot at making an All-Seasons Item post, I would love to see it.
I spent a fun morning on the grid, running about, flying hither and thither, and shopping up a storm as well. I even stopped off for a bit of hide and seek in a trunk. Well, actually it’s a posing trunk I picked up at Attetuede where I found so many fun little animations and props that it was hard to choose only one. I have placed it in the Forest Box at MDR for folks to shoot. The outfit I picked up here, there and everywhere… and it’s perfect for play. In particular, the Athlete Heels from Redgrave add a playful bit of fun.
Oh, this gorgeously pop outfit from Moxie Polano is the pants and top for dancing. I would be ready to head out to First Avenue if I still lived in the Cities. Almost no one who lives there calls them the Twin Cities, we just would say The Cities as if there were no other ones on the planet. First Avenue was a favorite dance club when I was in college – and is well-known to many of you as that is the setting of Purple Rain. It was a short walk from my weekend job at the Planetarium when I was in college and so was a regular Saturday night stop. When I put this outfit on, I immediately thought of the club and wondered if it still existed and what it looked like. So reassuring to see that it has lasted.
I was listening to Devandra Banhart last night as I was shooting and he kind of makes me think of colors and pastels and mashing things up in a playful way and this is what I ended up with. The top comes from a pink dress (most of my pink tops come from dresses since I accidentally deleted my entire folder of pink blouses) from New Zero aka PixelDolls. It’s a very sweet top with a lovely green ribbon prim in the back.The skirt is from hanamachi and is delightfully springlike.