Ahoy there.

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[location: daytime dreams]

The Back Story.

My schedule this spring means a whole lot less hanging out in SL playing dolly dress up, but when it comes to a get up like this, I find some time. Yes I do.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: !lamb ~ Bob in “granny” ~ past gift
  • Hat: Cilian’gel 1920s ~ Got Cabaret? Lady Set ~ past event gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup: Esk-Imo ~ Red Japan
  • Dress: Revenge ~Sailor Dress ~ 80L
  • Cigarette: The Sea Hole ~ Parisian Cigarette and Holder ~ Collabar88 item
  • Stockings: Cilian’gel 1920s ~ Got Cabaret? Lady Set ~ past event gift
  • Shoes: NX-Nardcotix ~ Kurvy Ruby Slipper ~ past hunt item
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Queen of the lonely hill.

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[location: the loneliness of being]

The Back Story.

A woman on a mountain showing off clothes to no one in particular.

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The Goods.

Those were teh days.

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[location: the vault]

The Back Story.

I used to hang out at this joint all the time. Good music, and all, with attention to the 1920s through 1950s. Plus it’s the only place I know of where one could find a ska show. Yes, I know, ska is not exactly ‘old standards’, but still, it was fun.

That being said, it was a little thick with women. Etoile is not in the least bit interested in getting involved in virtual romantic imbroglios, but when she gets all dressed up to cut the rug old school style, it’s nice when she can do it with an old school partner.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Lamb! ~ Unbirthday Redux in ink ~ past group gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan dark pure 2
  • Makeup: Nestle My Bosom ~ Big Top Lipstick, red w/cheeks
  • Eyes: Rozena ~ Black Coffee ~ past hunt item
  • Pipe: sur+ ~ Bonaparte Pipe – past hunt item
  • Dress: Hell Bop Clothing (HB) ~ Bessie ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Texture Overlays: SkeletalMess (Jerry Jones) ~ Rustic Plate & FallinApart ~ Texture of the Day 2010 set

Lemon

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She’s baaaaaaack

The Back Story.
I’ve missed some colors over the past two or three weeks, because, well, I”ve been kicking around Spain, y’all. So sorry [not]. I have to say, though, that of all the colors I did not want to miss, lemon was Numero Uno. Yes!

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The Goods.

  • Hair: !lamb – Bob in “honeycomb ombre” – Hair Fair gift
  • Skin: Tuli – Sayuri
  • Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – Cinema Muto #1 + Nestle My Bosom – Big Top Lipstick, red w/cheeks
  • Dress: Kyoot – New Money Wool Dress in “lemon”
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Rebecca pump – 50L

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.

Afrique.


[location: tableau]

The Back Story.

I never do this. Laying down a wad of cold, hard lindens for an entire collection? Pshaw. What, are you crazy?

Apparently, I am. At least it’s for a good cause (besides showing the love to fabulous designers – keep up the vintage, y’all).

The Goods.

Both looks

  • Hair: !lamb – DIY haircut in “ink” – former 50L Friday
  • Skin: Sunny Soon Su (S4) – DevonAoki – 0L (group gift)

Dress

  • Hat: sur+ – Nairobi Hat – Culture Shock item
  • Dress: sur+ – Baobab – Culture Shock item
  • Jacket: sur+ Dusty Road – Culture Shock item
  • Boots: Tiny Bird – Wanderer boots in “olive” – store closed

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  • Hat: sur+ – Strawwww Hat w/ netting – Culture Shock item
  • Scarf: sur+ – Cheeta – Culture Shock item
  • Jacket: Mimi’s Choice – Brown Leather Jacket – 0L (group gift)
  • Pants: sur+ – Amalfi – Culture Shock item
  • Socks: A Piece of Candy – Lally in “red” – 1L
  • Boots: Tiny Bird – Wanderer boots in “cream” – store closed

Baggy pants and all.


[location: Tram/Fall Into Decay @ Camomile]

The Back Story.

Normally, I’m not one for the pants-falling-down-around-mid-thigh look in SL. I’m frankly confused by it. It makes me suspect that the fashion designers are all sheltered 50 year olds who once heard back in 1998 that the pants-falling-down look was da bomb, boi-yeah, and they haven’t quite figured out that we’re 13 years down the road. It’d be like a designer trying to push the 1920 flapper look in the height of the Depression era 1930s.

I’m with Simon Doonan, who is hoping beyond hope that Catherine Middleton has ushered in the end of porno chic. He’s talking about RL, and despite the fact that SL time is completely truncated like a dog’s life, SL trenders, designers and fashion dolls all seem to be laggy behind the times something chronic. SL is like a bad Euro-pop musical variety show – stuck in a schlocky, tacky hell first hit upon somewhere about 1987, where the more pelvic floor and boobage you can show, the better. SL is the Benny Hill show, but totally taking itself seriously.

My bitching and moaning aside, I thought maybe I could do something with these NV Mad World plaid plus fours, because other than the ridiculously low-slung fit, they’re pretty groovy. I found a t-shirt and suspender set made for the dudes by *X*plosion, but it does the trick and deals with the buttocks exposure. Paired with a sloppy coral sweater from Pig, shockingly picked up the that ol’ Free Dove, I was feeling quite the hipster.

The Goods.

  • Hair: !lamb – DIY haircut – past fifty L Friday item
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s -Devon – past hunt item
  • Bracelet: Earthstones – Signature Stone Bracelet – 0L @ the Free Dove
  • Top w/suspenders: *X*plosion – StreetStyle Shirt – 0L (group gift)
  • Sweater: Pig – Ladies Like Fowers in “coral” – 0L @ the Free Dove
  • Plus fours: NV Madworld – Tartan Baggy – 0L (Where is… hunt item)
  • Shoes: Roly-Poly – Jelly Beans in “yellow” – 0L (gift)