Everybody be doin’ these shoes.

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[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.

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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

 

Etoile’s world.

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[location: noweeta grassland]

The Back Story.

I was struggling mightily trying my darnedest to come up with something that would go with some pink mesh pants that just were not working. I wound up in greens and browns. Of course.

And I’m loving this grassy sim. It’s very Christina’s World. But it’s my world… back off, Christina.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ Marie, Type A in onyx ~ group gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup: Mock ~ I Luv You / eshadow fall festival in rust ~ group gift
  • Dress: Ricielli Mesh ~ Marchesa mesh in sepia ~ 15L Easter egg hunt
  • Necklace: Concrete Flowers – My Own Tree – past hunt hunt
  • Tights: Luce ~ Landscape ~ group gift
  • Shoes: G.Field (*GF*) ~ Alex strap shoes in sandy metallic ~ Fashion for Life fund raiser item

I need my bangs trimmed.

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[location: in the mood for 2046]

The Back Story.

I love hearing about drama, but me no likey participating in it. Maybe that’s why I tend to keep my head down socially in SL, especially when it comes to the strange romantic imbroglios some folks use the metaverse to engage in. A dj friend of mine was doing one of his gigs the other evening, and he sometimes gets out there and dorks it up on the dance floor rather than hang out in the safety zone of his spin table. Occasionally he does something really questionable like dance with the clientele. On this particular evening, he got the balls up and ready, and before the gal whom he had asked to dance could hop on, another one (one whose profile included much information about how she “voice chats” and is “up for fun” and “you should call me sometime”) elbowed the woman out of the way to hop on pop first. The one who had been asked to dance did a grand hurumph and poofed out. One angry pixel lady down, another 5,000 or so to go.

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This same dj told me about a friend of his who has an entourage of pixel men she brings with her to clubs. At one of these venues, the club manager — yet another generic, long-legged hawt pixel babe — “hit on” every single last one of these guys, thereby upsetting the gal with all the man-toys. She left and will never step virtual foot in that make-believe club ever again. So there. Were all these pixel men her boyfriends? No, says my dj buddy, just her friends. Wull… then why did it matter to her that the other gal chatted them all up? I don’t know, said my friend. Does hitting on pixel men really matter, and why would anyone really want to do that anyway? Is there some sort of point system going on here; the bigger your personal opposite sex (so they say) entourage, the higher your score? Is that why the club manager was hitting on them? You score double points for actually “stealing” a pixel man away from someone else’s avatar and adding them to yours?

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Any insights on why a bunch of people in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s would get wrapped up in this sort insanity would be welcomed.

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The Goods.

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(?)

Feeling peachy.

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[location: la città perdu]

The Back Story.

This is a kid skin, obviously not on a kid shape. Worked out fine, but a little too youthful (and too blond) to get much regular use from Etoile. I’m not sure what the whites spots on the cheek are all about, either. I’ve seen these as a makeup option on a number of skins, and assume it must be a reference to something (as most things are).

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ Maya in rhodolite ~ past group gift
  • Skin: Mynerva ~ Little Milena ~ group gift (50L fee to join)
  • Necklace: Happy Finds (Annoying Japanese Children group) ~ Kicken ~ group gift
  • Dress: Priss ~ Blomqvist Dress in coral ~ group gift
  • Briefcase: Priss ~ Lang suede stachel ~ past hunt item
  • Boots: Coco ~ Suede Boots ~ group gift