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Signs & Signifiers


I am wearing the “I See Your Jealousy” dress and jacket from Countdown. Look at the amazing texturing on the jacket which fit so well, I did not bother with the alpha. It demanded a stunning avant-garde hat and I dug this SL-vintage hat from Nardcotix out of the closet. Sadly it is no longer available, but you can find great hats in many places now. 

I got signs and signifiers that gossipers and liars
twist me every way they wanna go.

What looks like a raging fire are your dreams and desires
ending up like ashes on the ground.


Please note how the inner lining of the jacket is textured so it looks good from all directions.

If you’ll consider me a chance
to falter through a dance, 
then the other ones may just leave us alone.

I made a nearly sacred vow to never ever do without 
and be with you ‘til our time is running out.
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Swing Swing Swing



I love jackets. I am always on the hunt for a good jacket that will work with other mesh items that have not been made as part of a set. While browsing through Marketplace, I came across this wonderful houndstooth swing jacket from Legal Insanity and knew I had to have it.  I know it would be wearable with other mesh. I did have to go one size larger so that the shirt would not poke through in the back, but I didn’t need to add the alpha to get it to work. This jacket has an array of stunning details such as the black and white edging that outlines the entire jacket and the collar. The single black button keeps it together while letting it fall into the swing that gives it its name. The jacket comes in several solid colors, including many brights, but I love this classic houndstooth.




The top is from NYU and comes in several colors. It comes with the contrasting bow  and has such beautiful classic style. I added the fun high-waisted mini from Maitreya in white, keeping myself to a monochromatic scheme.  Continue reading

The Christmas Sweater


Kauna has Christmas Sweaters for men and women in all the holiday shades and patterns at faMESHed. Everyone needs a Christmas Sweater for holiday pictures, parties and holiday cheer.

Until glaucoma took away her ability to see the details, my mother knit a sweater for me every Christmas. I can remember most of them. My least favorite was a traditional Scandinavian pullover in red, white and blue she made for me when I was in 3rd grade, even then my color palette was subtler than that. My favorite was a longer tunic sweater she knit in a dark sienna with a Scandinavian knit border print from hip to mid thigh with sienna, pumpkin, cream and dark forest green. One of the most stunning was one she knit of variegated yarn that through serendipity happened to have the exact number of stitches so the yarn formed a gorgeous argyle plaid pattern on the front panel. She knit a gorgeous lacy shell one year that was so soft and made with such fine yarn I could squeeze it into a ball in one hand. The last one she made before her vision dimmed permanently was a soft dove gray, seashell pink and white Scandinavian cardigan with silver buttons. I loved my sweaters and their loss is one of the harder losses from our house fire.

That’s why I dislike the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” trope. How can a sweater made with love ever be ugly?

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Countdown: Where Have You Been All My SLife?


Browsing through my contacts on Flickr the other day, I saw a batch of vendor ads from Countdown. They were so stunning, I didn’t just make a note to go check it out, but instead logged in right and snapped up a few of the dresses. Countdown is not new, but it is new to me and that makes me ask, “Countdown, where have you been all my SLife?”

Could there be designs more suited to draw me in? Look at the classic lines combined with the modern details like the sheer chevrons that embrace the belt and highlight the waist. The sheer elements at the neckline and waist flirt with sensuality, but never stray close to the line.

(Note to Designers: This is why you put vendor ads on Flickr.)

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While sculpts have given way to mesh in Second Life®, in first life fashion, sculpting is all the rage. Structured dresses made with polished linen blends are sculpted with angled darts and pleats to give us classic shapes with dynamic and exciting details. This new dress from Molichino for the October FaMESHed showcase is a perfect example of the structured dresses that have been taking over the runways of the world.

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Party Dress Extraordinaire


Oh my! The minute I saw the new Marleen dress from Gizza, I knew I had found the party dress to end all party dresses. With its knife pleats dancing to my every movement and the riot of flowers at the neck, it is fun, frilly and altogether fabulous.

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Glamming It Up


I was DJing the other night and decided this new dress from Glam Affair for faMESHed fit the bill perfectly. It comes in pink, mint and black and features a dramatic asymmetrical skirt with a belted empire waist. It really is a lovely dress for dancing though I had to choose relatively simple dances to avoid exposing the alpha texture that made my avatar’s body disappear. Of course, nearly all dresses place some constraints on what dances I use, so that’s no big deal to me.


Speaking of alpha textures. It would be nice if creators made alphas at the absolute minimum size. This skirt stands out a bit from the hips, so I wonder if the alpha could have ended at the waist or at the hip bone rather than continuing down to the thigh. Of course, I was too lazy to make my own, but considering how sexy this dress is, it would be lovely for the sexy lingerie I was wearing to show. It would certainly allow for a more rambunctious dance – perhaps one with a kick or two.

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B&W Lozenges?

There are nearly 1 billion people who are hungry at this moment. Not hungry like the hunger we experience when we start to think what we might fix for the next meal, but the kind of hunger that eats away at their insides, consuming muscle mass and making them susceptible to disease. Nearly 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Without food and safe water, illness and epidemics have free rein. Every year 10 million children under age 5 die from lack of basic healthcare. More than 6 million could be save from simple, inexpensive therapies such as antibiotics for pneumonia and rehydration for diarrhea. One of the most effective organizations in the battle to save lives is Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Border. For the second year, Chic Management’s Culture Shock event is raising funds to support this life-saving work around the world.
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Grayed Rainbow

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I love this mesh top from Elmont - with the subtle musical score printed on the fabric. It's available in three options at Wear Gray Market.

My childhood winters seem from another world now that I am grown and living in a city. We frequently were without power. There were just two families on our long, narrow and winding road through the woods, so when storms knocked out the electricity it might take 5 to 10 days for them to get around to repairing our lines. We had plenty of kerosene lamps and were always prepared, so it was not a hardship, though I thought I should get extra credit on my history papers for writing them by lamplight. One of the bonuses of those nights without power was that we pulled out the board games and played cards and games for hours.

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Prelude is a new release from WTG and includes not only these highly detailed bangles and nail sets, but also earrings and a necklace.

My favorite game was Masterpiece, the art auction game. I think that is where I learned my love of art. In most games, I am a very good strategic player, but in Masterpiece, I was not. I bid on the art I wanted, not the art I thought had the highest hidden value. One that I was sure to outbid everyone on was Jackson Pollack’s Grayed Rainbow. Mom was always puzzled by my love for Grayed Rainbow while delighting in sticking me with its forgery.  I could not really explain why that painting had such a pull on me, but it did. Looking at it as an adult, I am still drawn to it, but now I can explain why. You see, at first glance it looks a bunch of white paint dribbled and splashed on a black background, but it’s not. There really is an entire rainbow there, but you have to pause and let it reveal itself. It always seemed to me to be a painting about hope – the rainbow hidden by storms and despair, but there all the time if you have the patience to wait for it to reveal itself.

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I love the deep, rich red in this sexy, transgressive little dress from Diram. I also love the contrast between the soft draping neckline and the bold, militaristic shoulder pads complete with spike. It’s a dress that reflects dueling ideas that come together in a striking combination. I love the shoulder details, but must confess that getting the shoulders and collar to fit every pose is extremely difficult. It looks pretty good for just walking and standing, but changing poses presents real challenges to the sculpts.

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