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)
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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

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”

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)

Denim in the Delta.

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[location: mississippi delta blues] [31/52 weeks of color]

The Back Story.
Here we are a bit more like my usual self, although I’m not too sure how I feel about the revival of the early 70s maxi dress. Still, this is a denim sort of number.

A bit faded, but still denim.

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The Goods.

Pink. Even the name is cute =^.^=


[location: “secret room” @ +:::+natural+:::+ – look for the little door]

The Back Story.

I didn’t run screaming at the thought of pink. I rather like it, although I am awfully tired of way it is used to symbolically “honor” women and “show we care” about them. Slap on a pink glow necklace, and there you go, steroidal baseball guy… proof that you “honor” your mother. What more would you ever need to do? Think of women as equal? Not relegate any woman who isn’t a mother to a lower status? Stop it with all the symbolic “honoring,” and let go of your desperate death clutch on the meaningless reigns of patriarchal power?

Nyah… why would anyone want to do that when merchandisers can just sell folks a bunch of pink crap, and it’s all good? “I honor women… see… I’m wearing pink!” ‘kay, ‘kay, ‘kay, whatever.

Evidently, I have something of a love/hate relationship with pink. Its feminized symbolic construction bugs me. At the same time, girly pink is really appealing. At the same time, it’s such a trivialized color, and thus symbolically trivializes and marginalizes women, and I hate that. And what do I go and do for this challenge? I went total femmie-girly-girly.

It’s complicated, as they say.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Milana – Olive – 0L (group gift)
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Elena Huntress – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Eyes: Letituer – Dark Brown – 30L
  • Makeup: Damned – Eyes make up in “pink” – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Necklace: Curious Kitties – Peaceful Sakura Choker in “red” – 0L @ marketplace
  • Dress: Tiny Bird – Painted Flower Dress in “pink” – store closed, but some items still available @ the marketplace
  • Socks: Pig – Duotone Socks mit Suspenders in “sherbet” – 0L (gift)
  • Shoes: Ding – 50 Flats, “pink textured” – 0L (group gift)

Tangerine! errr… I mean olive.


[location: mountains of creta]

The Back Story.

52 Weeks of Color – olive

How funny is this? I originally put this together for a possible contender in last week’s Tangerine challenge. I opted for a different look, but figured I could put this up as a mid-week post. Serendipity works in mysterious ways.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Tiny Bird – By & By in “warm black” – Store now closed
  • Headpiece (‘fascinator’): +:::+Natural+:::+ – Head_Luce – 10L
  • Skin: Glam Affair – Sakura – former fund raiser + The Plastik – Ataciara-Melody-Retro Chic body freckles makeup – past hunt item
  • Makeup (lips): Rozena – molan molan lip in “vitamin” – past hunt item + Lovely Mi – Leafy – past hunt item  + Tuli – Parted Lips 1 – 0L (gift)
  • Blouse: Myth – Penelope in “orange” – store closed
  • Skirt: +:::+Natural+:::+ – +vent in “g” – 1L
  • Socks: G. Field – Ruffle Socks in mustard – 0L (sample)
  • Shoes: Roly-Poly – Jelly Beans in “olive” – 0L (gift)