The rains are back.

dancebrid
[location ~ yome shoujo]

The Back Story.

It’s that time of year. The insomnia. The playing around at 4 in the morning in abandoned shops. Nothing new here, really, because I’ve been gone so long, but there you are.

The Goods.

  • hair ~ tiny bird ~ wild horses ~ store closed
  • skin ~ my ugly dorothy ~ july group gift
  • makeup ~ boom ~ love my eyes liner & mascara, sparse
  • eyes ~ rozena ~ coffee & caramel ~ black coffee
  • necklace ~ happy finds ~ dark owl – store closed
  • dress ~ michami ~ hedda leather dress in wine – past dressing room item
  • stockings ~ wwi ~ army girl garters in charcoal ~ store closed?
  • shoes ~ periquita ~ mary squares ~ store closed
  • pose ~ diesel works ~ olyvia set ~ group gift

Everybody be doin’ these shoes.

grafitti2
[location: the flowout, tobacco road]

The Back Story.

Or at least they were back 500,000 years two weeks ago when I did this shoot. At this point, I was still feeling the irritation of not getting so much as an encouraging nod from the judges of the Le.Look monthly popularity style contest. Phooey and shucks to SL in-crowds. I guess that phenom is why we have to wade through all the gawd awful, taloned, “whore couture” pony riders in the feeds.

So here’s my bad-assed self being all no-yu-din’t in the G. Field shoes that everybody is wearing lately. Unlike what I plunked down for that ridiculous contest, they cost me nothing. Absolutely, dah-link. Too bad for all you kidz who didn’t get over to Culture Shock.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Truth ~ Bunny w/Roots in “espresso” ~ subscriber gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, dark, pure-2
  • Shades: Vinyl Cafe ~ Aviator sunglasses ~ past group gift
  • Necklace: Zibska ~ Eira necklace
  • Dress: Valentina E. ~ short strapless, Graffiti Blue ~ group gift
  • Shoes: G.Field ~ Strap Shoes, Alex ~ past promotional gift

The sporting life.

lelooksletoile1
[location: noweeta grassland]

The Back Story.

This was my entry in the April Le.Look styling contest. I didn’t even get an honorable nod. That’s totally bogus.

No doubt my outsider status ~ in combination with not plunking down quite enough L’s ~ keeps me out of the running, but that’s high school for you. In the meantime, I’m completely loving these DeLa boots and had been looking for an excuse to get this jewelry set for absolute ages. I probably won’t bother with that contest again, but it’s not a total loss. Given the potential pay-off, I’d say it’s worth one little flutter. My guess is that it probably helps to be buds with an insider, but if they found themselves inundated with quality entries, it would force them to be a bit more sporting about the whole thing.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Maitreya ~ Green II – crayon
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup (eyes): Vestigium ~ Eye-Liner Orange
  • Jewelry: *League* ~ Wanderer Jewelry Set ~ Wanderer Bracelet Hand (Plain) + Wanderer Bracelet Hand (Disks) + Wanderer Necklace (3 Disks)
  • Top: Maitreya ~ Sculpted Top & Belt ~ Firefly #1 (built in AO version)
  • Shorts: Zaara ~ Denim Shorts ~ moss
  • Socks: *League* ~ Gartered Socks ~ Ecru (sockI)
  • Boots: =DeLa*= ~ Leather Boots ~ Carine ~ Red

 

Ahoy there.

sailor2
[location: daytime dreams]

The Back Story.

My schedule this spring means a whole lot less hanging out in SL playing dolly dress up, but when it comes to a get up like this, I find some time. Yes I do.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: !lamb ~ Bob in “granny” ~ past gift
  • Hat: Cilian’gel 1920s ~ Got Cabaret? Lady Set ~ past event gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup: Esk-Imo ~ Red Japan
  • Dress: Revenge ~Sailor Dress ~ 80L
  • Cigarette: The Sea Hole ~ Parisian Cigarette and Holder ~ Collabar88 item
  • Stockings: Cilian’gel 1920s ~ Got Cabaret? Lady Set ~ past event gift
  • Shoes: NX-Nardcotix ~ Kurvy Ruby Slipper ~ past hunt item

I forget things.

vergara1
[location: innovalia]

The Back Story.

I get things, as in spend actual Ls on them, and then forget I have them. Not only do I forget to blog about them, I forget to ever wear them around. A while ago, I picked up this “Vergara” dress at the Dressing Room, thinking I would put something together for the running style contest thing they have going. And then I forgot all about my grand competition ambitions as other things in my life popped up their little heads and yammered for attention.

One of these days I’ll get around to entering that contest.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Maitreya ~ Green II in “crayon” ~ purchased @ Le.Look
  • Skin: Mynerva ~ Sara Pure ~ group gift (fee to join)
  • Cigarette: Bubblez ~ Cigarette dirty ~ formerly part of LH Artists outfit gift
  • Necklace: Rebel Hope ~ Engel Jade Beads ~ past hunt item
  • Dress: Glow Studio ~ Vergara dress in red ~ former TDR item
  • Ring: Chuculet ~ Belle jewelry, pearl ring ~ store no longer in world(?)
  • Shoes: Teefy ~ Astra Wedges ~ former TDR item
  • Photo texture overlay: borealnz on flickr ~ Dusty ttv with light-leaks

Free guilt.

okapi4
[location: bug'art dreamworld reef]

The Back Story.
The owner of Bleh has set her entire inventory at give-away prices. I mean, like, literally. Zero L’s for the whole lot of it. I read something about her doing this out of guilt for not having made new stuff or something. Guilt for having a real life and putting the metaverse on the back burner?

Well Katie, a.k.a marcillia bumblefoot, you go right ahead and have your real life and don’t you worry about a thing. When you make something new, I’ll make Etoile go in world and purchase it on general principles.

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The Goods.
  • Hair: Truth ~ Bunny w/Roots in “espresso” ~ subscriber gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, dark, pure-2
  • Eyes: Bleh/ Barn Owl ~ Brown B1 ~ free
  • T-Shirt: Bleh/ Barn Owl ~Okapi/Unicorn hybrid ~ free
  • Pants: Bleh/ Barn Owl ~ Khaki Nauticals ~ free
  • Shoes: Maschienenwerk ~ Bo Boots ~ store closed