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

 

Playing in the land of candy and donuts.

white4
[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

The 100.

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[location: ciudad de mexico]

The Back Story.

Over-the-knee boots are not a wardrobe staple for Etoile. But these things just seemed to come together.

And, oh, hey…. it’s my 100th post. The little congratulatory blurb that WordPress sent me included a Gloria Steinem quote: “I don’t like to write, but I like to have written.” Is this really writing?

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Pocket Mirrors ~ Elvira ~ past Zombie hunt item
  • Hair Piece: +:::+Natural+:::+ ~ Promise in “rainbow” ~ 10L
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup ~ Mock ~ eshadow fall festival in rust ~ group gift + LpD ~ lip glass in peach ~ past group gift
  • Necklace: Spangles Jewelry Box (SP) ~ Arabian Necklace ~ past Wash Cart Sale item
  • Dress: Amanda’s ~ sequined gold dress ~ past hunt item or group gift?
  • Sweater: Pig ~ Ladies Like Fowers in “coral” ~ @ the Free Dove
  • Boots: Vinyl Cafe @ Dominion ~ Red Mesh_High Heel, over knee boots ~ daily dollarbie

Too beauteous for comfort.

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[location: forgotten city]

The Back Story.

The longer I worked on this (particularly the head shot) the more the skin bugged me. Now, don’t get me wrong; it’s a nice skin and I thought the makeup effect on the eyes was cool. And it was a hunt item, and therefore free, and let us not complain about that. It’s just that it’s too perfect, too pretty. Etoile is looking far too glammy here. She’s out of her comfort zone. She feels more real with a somewhat less polished face.

Or maybe it’s just all those flowers lending themselves to the idea of beauty. Or the hair… is it the hair?

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The Goods.

Those were teh days.

vault1
[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

For the birds.

birds
[location: albatross coffee house/indigo aviary]

The Back Story.

I’m having twitchy luck with the mesh goods. Sometimes I put one on, and everything about me but my objects disappears. I turn into a ghost dress with hair and eyeballs. So not attractive. But I didn’t have that problem with this sweet little early ’60’s number from Vinyl Cafe, their latest group gift.

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stones throw

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Splendid U – Madison, Sienna – past gift?
  • Hair piece: SyDS – past Valentines gift (from 2011)
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Devon – past hunt item (may be on lucky board)
  • Makeup: Kyoot – Cateye1, winter – past hunt item
  • Makeup (mole): mock – Mock and Mole – gift/hunt item
  • Cigarette: Bubblez – Cigarette dirty – formerly part of LH Artists outfit gift
  • Glasses: epoque – Cat Lady frames – past Seasons Hunt item
  • Dress: Vinyl Cafe – Soft pink mesh retro dress – group gift
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Bloom pumps – past group gift

Moody greens.

Sullen green
[location: huntress]

The Back Story.

I saw someone blog this dress and had no choice but to fall in line.
hmm
not very trusting
Sullen green

The Goods.

  • Hair: booN – NMR122 in black – group gift
  • Skin: Jyselilo – Bee, tan – Seasons Palette hunt item
  • Makeup (lips): Lovely Mi – Leafy – old, as in ancient, hunt item.
  • Necklace: berry.berry – ultra lush green beaded necklace – Marketplace item.
  • Dress: Gizza – WomenStuff gift
  • Tights: Twosome – Harvest Tights in soil – past hunt item from long ago
  • Shoes: Sweet Antidote – Samara olive gold booties – Zombie Popcorn hunt item