Liver Noir.

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[location: 1920s Berlin Project] [42/52 weeks of color]

The Back Story.
I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go with this from the start. Veering rather drastically off from the direction of my last challenge response, this “liver” color pulled me into the sepia-toned world of the 1930’s with a strong nod to the film noir era to come. No happy day-glo here, folks. This is Berlin, circa 1930, and happy, happy, joy, joy ist einfach nicht in ordnung.

I love this aesthetic, though. This is far more me than the festive colors we’ve been having lately. I decided to add just a little popette of color in the yellow shoes with red soles and the yellow beads. A nice Liz Arden red or a rich coral would work particularly well, too, but I liked the hint of jaundice suggested by the yellow.

The sim is one of my favs, the 1920s Berlin Project. Put on your era-appropriate duds and head over there for a look-see. It struck the right tone for the direction I decided to go this week.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Magika – Maya
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Telcy – past Poupee Hunt item
  • Makeup: *Boom* @ Kozmetika – Love My Eyes liner & mascara
  • Hat: sur+ – Nairobi Hat – past Culture Shock item – store closed in world
  • Dress: sur+ – Vojeto – past Culture Shock item – store closed in world
  • Necklaces: [EY:NO] – Wooden Bow – 0L (group gift) + Bellies – Yellow Bead – gatcha item
  • Pipe: Quazar Panthar (QP) – Clay pipe (Meerschaum) – 50L
  • Shoes: Fab Joss (FJ) – Shoes gift – 0L (group gift)

Clockwork Pink.

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[location: drop dead rural expanse]

The Back Story.
It started with the hat. It’s so very Alexander.

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The Goods.

  • Skin: Filthy – Skin_002 – 10L (Platinum Hunt item)
  • Hair: Dura – Naoka – (past hunt item)
  • Hat: Indyra Originals– Odyssey Hat – 10L (The Platinum Hunt)
  • Makeup: Squeek! – Checkers Face Tatt – 1L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item)
  • Top: Fishy Strawberry – Faux Corset in pink – past Euphoria hunt
  • Skirt: Sn@tch – The Primrose Path – 10L (Platinum Hunt item)
  • Bloomers: Sn@tch – No You Didn’t Make Bloomers, long in white –
  • Cigarette holder: Mika – Elegant animated cir holder in “silver”
  • Shoes: The Abyss – Hydrogen Ballet Heels

No Carthusian monks here…..

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[location: icn nanobosc] [52 weeks of color]

The Back Story.
This was an inventory combing week. I figured I would come up with something, you know. It’s not like chartreuse scares me or anything. But I did have to peck about for a bit.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Splendide U – Madison in “sienna” – 0L (gift)
  • Skin: booN – Shiki – 0L (group gift)
  • Necklace: Duh! – Colors of Summer – (past Seasons Hunt item)
  • Glasses: Blah – Nerdy Acid Glasses – 1L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item)
  • Dress: WooZ – Sheila Dress – past gift
  • Tank undershirt: Jane – Intrinsic Tank in “navy” – 0L (group gift)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Samantha Pump – past lucky board

All that jazz.

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[location: new toulouse] [52 weeks of color challenge]

The Back Story.
This color is what I call close enough for a galloping horse. That’s an old theater costumer phrase that means a costume looks good enough to pass for authentic when seen on someone galloping across the screen, if you know what I mean.

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This ridiculous little stub of a ciggie with the crazy, Mohawked flamingo is my latest favorite smoke. I think it’s just about everybody’s latest favorite smoke. This little dude is all over the virtual place.

The Goods.

  • Hair: WAKE & Yuki (W & Y) – New 170 – past Hair Fair item
  • Skin: Mamboo Chic – Julia – 0L (gift))
  • Makeup (lips): M.O.C.K. – Magenta Lip Creme – 1L (FTLO hunt item)
  • Dress: Paris Metro – Paris at Night – past gift
  • Cigarette: EY:NO – Smoking Flamingo – 0L (opening gift)

Dirty little apricot.

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[location: tableau] [52 weeks of color challenge]

The Back Story.
With apricot, like melon, I could have gone the pastel pretty route, but I’ve been feeling kinda scuzzy this week. Dirtied up, you know. A little dusty and frayed. A bit trailer park in the heat of summer.

So, notice that there is an apricot-ish sort of thing going on in the top, but it’s an apricot that’s a little bruised and battered, like it’s been sitting at the bottom of the bin in a down-and-out greengrocers. Not the freshest, and all that.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Mina – Amber in “black” – 0L (gift)
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Devon – past hunt item, but I recently saw it was still there hidden away on a shelf – I’m wearing the “boy” version, which had veins popping out on the thighs, so required a little photoshopping to keep it from looking fugly as all heck.
  • Top: JoyLove/!Doux Petit – Baby-T in “peach” – 0L
  • Skirt: American Bazaar [AB] – Lea jeans – 0L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item, 1L for the main hunt item, which is a belt)
  • Shoes: Maschienenwerk (read that it’s now been rebranded as Uboro, but I’m not finding the shop at the given slurp) – LowTop II in “grey”