Playing in the land of candy and donuts.

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[location: pals meadow]

The Back Story.

It’s spring. Time to break out the fluffy, ethereal stuff.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: WAKA & Yuki (W&Y) ~ Free5 ~ store gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup: La Malvada Mujer ~ Cinema Muto #1 eyes
  • Top: Jane ~ Needful things romper in eggshell ~ group gift
  • Earrings: PM [Pixel Mode] ~ Pearl earing ~ past group gift
  • Necklaces: *+*IJLL*+* (Jill by Jill Lemon) ~ Pearl necklace long + short + Pearl necklace ribbon ~ past opening group gift, but can’t find in world or marketplace store… there is an in world group, though.
  • Skirt: +:::+Natural+:::+ ~ Flottant white skirt
  • Stockings: League ~ Gartered Socks in off white
  • Shoes: Crickets ~ C-boot, part of Lara outfit ~ group gift

War child.

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[location: beetlebones]

The Back Story.

Putting together the goods list on this much stuff is a pain in the kazoo, but I’m so digging this hodge-podge of stuff.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ Marie, Type A in onyx ~ group gift
  • Helmet: Deco ~ Easter War Bonnet ~ past group gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup (dirt): Miss Shippe’s ~ Digging in the Dirt ~ past Seasons Hunt item
  • Necklace: Bliensen + Mai Tai ~ Secret Diaries ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale + dogtags from system “Male Action” avatar
  • Sweater: izm ~ puff sleeved cardigan ~ some event with some gift stuff
  • Top: Worldwide Industries ~ gift +  u.f.o ~ vivaldi spring ~group gift
  • Binocular case: Drowsey ~ BP*- binocular telescope case ~ reopening gift
  • Shorts: Label Mode ~ mini bagged shorts in gold
  • Tights: Jane ~ lil piggy tights fuzzy in  ~ group gift
  • Boots: Kookie ~ Muggy in pink ~ past hunt item(?)

The boots that everyone’s talking about.

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[location: drowsy]

The Back Story.

Everybody is talking about them, and that means everybody is going to have them. Oh well.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ Marie Type A in onyx ~ past group gift
  • Hair accessory: Wildo ~ Juliet pink green ~ store closed
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, honey frex dark, pure-1
  • Body suit: Jane ~ Needful things romper in cedar ~ group gift
  • Boots: G.Field (*GF*) ~ Long Cuff boots “Will in peach ~ Fashion for Life fund raiser item

Pushing back with pretty.

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[location: humanoid – gilmore]

The Back Story.

I feel spring coming on, despite the late winter awfulness out there. And my mood from yesterday — wanting to counter the in-your-face, ramped up, cartoon sex bombardment the feeds have been heavily besieged with lately — continues. The promise of spring and all the wacky pudendum-bearing hawty pony-riders trotting around lately push me right into the land of too precious. I think I’ll be hiding out here a while.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ D!va2 in onyx w/ flowers ~ group gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, frex dark, pure-1
  • Makeup: Kyoot @ Kozmetika ~ Cateye 1 in Fever4
  • Makeup, Lips: Rozena ~ Molan Molan, vitamin ~ past hunt item, I think
  • Earrings: [glow] studio ~ Gypsy Orange ~ past hunt item?
  • Dress: Jane ~ Grace Dress f2b in apricot ~ March group gift
  • Obi: [kirei] ~ Obi red, part of kimono outfit ~ group gift/hunt item
  • Shoes: SF Design ~ Leopard Print High Heel, color change ~ past group gift

I can haz Sea Hole

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[location: humanoid]

The Back Story.

I popped in world last night thinking about doing nothing in particular except maybe fixing a bad job I had done on a previous post. But then I heard this chatter. Something about some  kind of insane blow out at the Sea Hole? Stuff for the cheaps? A thousand little SL voices all chiming in at once about miracles and surprises and one great splendiferous gas at one great splendiferous gas of a store?

Okay. Sign me up. So off I went to see what all the noise and hubbub was about. Yes, there is one item in each of the collections that’s being offered for 50L, which ain’t bad for some cleverly designed stuff. My one disappointment was in the color choices for the sale items. I was so ready to plunk down Ls for versions in yellows and reds and oranges, but everything offered at that price was more in the black, grey and lilac family. That’s all well and good, mind you, but when you’re hankering for a rich orange, the traditional half-mourning color of lilac just doesn’t quite  cut it.

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Know what I’m sayin’?

Still, a good dress is a good dress. And I am soooo pleased to be bringing to the feeds this much needed respite from the maddening inundation of virtual “whore” aesthetics….

::please don’t kill me for saying that::

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ D!va2 in black amber ~ group gift
  • Skin: Sunny Soon Su Skin (S4) ~ DevonAoki ~ past group gift. Apparently this place doesn’t exist anymore in world. Things are beginning to look like my local strip mall around here. Is the end nigh?
  • Eye Makeup: mock ~ Dark Purple Winterberry ~ hunt item
  • Lips: Rozena ~ Molan Molan, vitamin ~ past hunt item, I think
  • Dress: The Sea Hole ~ Studded Chiffon Dress in noir ~ 50L sale
  • Tights: Jane ~ lil piggy tights fuzzy in cream ~ group gift
  • Shoes: Duh! ~ Silk Floral Booties ~ past hunt item or group gift or sale item or something like that.
  • Texture Overlays: Stewart Black ~ texture 1 cf ~ Flickr set

Imitation of [s]life

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[location: verspertine – tree house demo]

The Back Story.

I had a reminder this past week of just how much I admire the work — the styling and photo skills — of Aubergine Sugarplum, possibly the most competent renderer of the belle laide (‘ugly pretty’) look in SL.* I’ve tried to sorta-kinda emulate her before, but it’s time consuming to even approximate the post-production work, alone. She’s said something along these lines on her blog, explaining why she doesn’t post that often. I have no clue about her “real” life, but I imagine someone who works in the fashion and/or photo arts professionally, and therefore “practices” every day, and that explains why she has gotten so good at her occasional SL shots and I’m still lame-o. I’ve only ‘advanced’ far enough to be able to render some light flares and slap on some texture overlays that I don’t even make myself (I kind of have a hunch that Aubergine probably makes her own…).

Anyway, as I mentioned in my previous post about AS’s work, Etoile doesn’t full on embrace the laide aspects of belle laide, but that doesn’t keep me from wanting to capture a sort of Aubergine Sugarplum moment now and then.

*Alas, she hasn’t updated her blog since the summer, but she does have more recent things up on her flickr.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Point b (Analog Dog) ~ Madison2 in chili ~ holiday gift (‘k, just going to say, I’m not nutso for this particular hair, although I do like other AD hairs. I way prefer the hand drawn look for just about any texture in SL. There’s something about the photosourced textures that just feels off to me. They don’t blend well with otherwise drawn texturing, for one thing. But, I had this hair on and didn’t think about it much until I was already set up for the photo shoot, so make it work, babes…).
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, Honey, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup: Esk-Imo ~ Soft Black Eyeline ~ in-store gift
  • Sweater: Static Clothing Company ~ Cathy in olive ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop The Wash cart sale
  • Top: Amanda’s ~ Sequined Gold Dress ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop The Wash cart sale
  • Skirt: Beatnik ~ Maidenly Skirt-Cloccolato ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop The Wash cart sale
  • Tights: Jane ~ lil piggy tights fuzzy in truffle ~ group gift
  • Boots: Baby Monkey ~ Madison in white ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop The Wash cart sale
  • Texture overlays: Les Brumes (Linda Vachon)

So, yeah.

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[location: tulip, warrumbungles]

The Back Story.

Despite opposition from Catholic bishops, I’m taking charge of my reproductive emissions. Make somethin’ of it, Bish….

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Wildo – M/04 – past sale item. Store now closed.
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s @ SGB – Prida III – 1L
  • Glasses: K_gs – Kumaki Glasses – gift
  • Parka: Arai – Nylon parka – past group gift
  • Top: Jane – Needful things romper in mahogany – group gift
  • Pants: Legal Insanity – wool jeans – WomenStuff hunt item
  • Boots: Coco – Suede Boots – group gift