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I've Got Sunshine On a Cloudy Day

When The Temptations sang that, their sunshine came from “My Girl” but in my case, the sunshine is packaged up in a lovely bundle from Pink Outfitters called the Sierra Bubble Dress. I love the pure unabashed bright sunshine yellow.  The bodice details and belt add playful elements – making this a dress full of joy – and sunshine.

I‘ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May
I guess you’d say

What can make me feel this way?
My dress  (my dress, my dress)
Talkin’ ’bout my dress (my dress)

I  put my dress to the test by stopping by Inis Caiseal – a sim that really demands cloudy windlight settings.  Yes, it passed the test with flying colors – sunshine on a cloudy day.

I’ve got so much honey the bees envy me
I’ve got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees

I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My dress (my dress, my dress)
Talkin’ ’bout my dress (my dress)

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Don't Tell Mama! We're having a vaudeville party!

Thinks I’m living in a convent,
A secluded little convent
In the southern part of France.

Doesn’t even have an inkling
That I’m working in a Nightclub
In a pair of Lacy pants.

So please, sir.
If you run into my Mama,
Don’t reveal my indiscretion,
Give a working girl a chance.

I love cabaret, burlesque and vaudeville music – the naughty risque and boisterously celebratory music that has mostly faded away though resuscitated from time to time with revival CD’s like Ute Lemper’s Berlin Cabaret Songs where you can hear Don’t Tell Mama in all its glory.  Authorities like to pretend that culture marches in a straight line directly from nostalgic purity to modern hedonism on its way to hellfire and damnation. It’s much more complicated than that – and really goes through eras of social liberality and repression, openness and prudery, swinging back and forth like a pendulum and while one or the other might be in ascendent, the other cultural mores are there waiting their turn again.  The prudes tsk-tsking away during liberal eras and the flamboyant maintaining an underground cultural freedom during repressive eras.

The 1890’s through the early 1930’s were an era of liberality that sparked great music, new fashions and new roles for women. Certainly the raunchiest song I have ever heard is from that era, raunchier by far than anything by Nine Inch Nails or Soulja Boy.  Beware, it’s Not Safe For Work!  There were also songs about the drug culture such as Wacky Dust and Reefer Man.  Remember that when someone’s granddad or great granddad is going off complaining about “kids today” that really, everything old is new again, including raunchy music.

So, to celebrate the fabulous fashions of the Designers United Vaudeville exhibition and the joyous music of that time period, I thought a Vaudeville/Burlesque Dance Party might be in order – and Sasy Scarborough graciously offered The Deck as a venue….so please, mark your calendars for 8 p.m. Saturday January 2nd at the Deck for a crazy set of music from the past – and some from the present, too.

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Baby Got a New Pair of Shoes

Abraxxa Anatine of EarthStones brings a jewelers eye for detail to her shoe making – and every pair of her shoes are truly jewelry for your feet. Last night she released 10 news shoes and kindly sent me a couple pair of truly exquisite ones. The shoes are called Lalika and each pair lets you select between 3 metals and 3 stones to expand your options. The pair shown above are raspberry and I selected the Sugilite stone option. With these shoes I am wearing a lovely dress from KA Designs called Cove.

This pair is her Fruit Punch shade. There are five pairs of shoes with different colored straps and 5 pairs with single color straps and she is selling them individually or in two fatpacks. The fatpacks are 30% off which gives you almost 2 pair in discount. With these shoes, I am wearing the newest dress from Mimikri – the Sina in stripes.

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Rangoon or It Doesn't Hurt to Ask

I have told you about the XNT Rangoon Shirts before in a post in which I wished designer Nix Sands would make a underpants layer so the shirts would tuck in and be wearable with lower-waisted clothing.  In conversation, I explained that not all of us women like baring our navels all the time and he promised to look into it.  I was delighted, then, when he dropped two new Rangoon shirts on me with the underwear layer. One was black cherry and the other was this gorgeous pearl shirt.

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Dance the night away!

Sunday afternoon Maht did one of his best sets ever at the Velvet – a homage to the great songwriters and I was ready to dance because I was eager to try out the new dances from Akeyo in a group. I prefer dances that don’t make the men dancing with me on my HUD look silly, and these Akeyo dances really fit the bill. Animazoo has some great ones, too, by the way. No disrespect to Sine Wave, which also produces some good club dances. It’s just that I cringe when I see a guy doing OMG. What can I say?   Anyway, eager to dance, I decided a nice miniskirt and tights would suit and sure enough they did.

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