The sporting life.

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[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

 

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)

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”

Melon, baby but way too skinny.

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[location: overrush digital club] [52 Weeks of Color Challenge]

The Back Story.
I can’t tell you how skinny I had to make myself to fit into this skirt. Gawd bless ’em, I do like Tokodoki, but when you have to push all of your sliders down to zero in order to keep bits and pieces from poking out, maybe the designer needs to supply a resizer hud. I mean, common… body thickness = ‘0’? That’s some messed up shit.

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52 Weeks - Melon

The Goods.

  • Hair: Dura – April group gift
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Pollon – 0L (Group gift)
  • Earrings: BRB – Watermelon Earrings – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Glasses: Alphavillain – Baroque Shades – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Bikini: LeLutka – Set Bikini, part of ensemble – 0L (group gift)
  • Skirt: Tokidoki – Mini Skirt – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Molly Flat – 10L

Questionably patriarchal.

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[location: my ugly dorothy, tov auction]

The Back Story.
I fully cop to this not being genuinely “patriarchal” in its boldness. But, it’s what I had on. We’ll call it ‘patriarch lite’.

Just as I type that, the image of Kody Brown pops into my head, and I start to feel a little queasy. Oh dear. That is unfortunate.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: *X*plosion – Lilli Normal in onyx – hair fair gift
  • Skin: Mother Goose – Telcy – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Eyes: Bonne Chance! – Vitamin Star in “brown” – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Makeup: Les Petits Details (LpD) – Lipgloss Peach + Eyeshadow Golden – 0L(group gift)
  • Necklaces: Baby Monkey (BM) – Surfer – 0L (group gift) + I ❤ Fashion – Ship in a Bottle – 0L (Poupee hunt item)
  • Jacket: LaViere – Short Puffy Cardigan in “strawberry” – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Jumpsuit: BRB – Summerized Swimsuits in “purple” – 30L (gatcha item)
  • Belt: Baby Monkey (BM) – Classic Slim Belt (color changeable) – 0L (group gift)
  • Shoes: Epoque – Revolution Pumps in “floral” – 0L (Season’s Hunt item)