More on them boots.

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[location: toot toots]

The Back Story.

They come with a changeable cuff.

The Goods.

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Too beauteous for comfort.

cigpants1
[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.

Getting away from the noise in Kowloon.

kowloon1
[location: kowloon]

The Back Story.

I decided to get away from it all in a far off land (far off to me, anyway). The shape drama on SL is getting craaaazy, peoples (see also Alicia Chenaux’s pithy “Stop it” piece). Am I sensing a ground swell of consumer revolt against the grump-face pony-rider shape? A final smack down before the demise of a fad?

Whatever it might be, remember folks, that these avatars we play around with are not our corporeal bodies. They aren’t even as materially substantive as a doll that you can hold in your hands, for that matter.

I just recalled an incident from when I was five years old. A neighbor boy made fun of the way one of my dollies looked, and I whacked him upside the head with a pointy metal thing. He had to get stitches. I got grounded. Over a damn doll.

Yeah. Dumb. But I was five and had skin about as thick as nanofilm.

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The Goods.

  • Hair w/ color change hat: Point b (Analog Dog) ~ washu in soft black ~ holiday gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, honey dark pure 2
  • Makeup (eyes): Boom ~ Love my Eyes liner & mascara
  • Makeup (lips): Esk-Imo ~ Red Japan
  • Pipe: Quazar Panthar (QP) ~ Apple Pipe, sand blast finish
  • Shirt w/tie: Hell Bop Clothing (HB) ~ Dixon ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Necklace: Bliensen + Mai Tai ~ Secret Diaries ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Bangles: Bubblez ~ Yuyume (bangles part of outfit) ~ past group gift/lucky board
  • Tights: Sleeping Koala ~ Cat Scratch Tights ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Shoes: Babylee & Tommy (B&T) ~ Sequin Boots ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Suitcase: Vinyl Cafe ~ Vintage Mesh Suitcase ~ past group gift
  • Texture Overlay: boreanlnz (Jill Ferry) ~ Dusty tv with light-leaks (from free texture set on flickr) ~ Mostly of interest to the photogs amongst you who like playing around with texture overlays in Photoshop for effect, but also giving credit where credit is due. Many thanks to all the creatives out there who make their stuff available to other creatives to play with.

So, yeah.

glove
[location: tulip, warrumbungles]

The Back Story.

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

great-love

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

Feeling Drowsy

browncoat
[location: drowsey]

The Back Story.

I’ve been throwing on this and that over the past several days, trying to wrap my head around why I bother. I bother, I guess, because everyone has to play at some point or another. i’m not sure I can go much deeper into it than to explain that I like to play. I like doll houses and I like stylin my virtual representation of ego.

So there. That’s about it. And here she is in a hunt item that is looking way hipper than a lot of hunt looks can manage. Nice job Fabienne Bolissima Couture.

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browncoaat

The Goods.

Feeling all gray and cozy and stuff

winter-bookworm
[location: curio shop, new toulouse jardin]

The Back Story.

I seem to be stuck on gray. I’m also cold and feel like curling up with books in front of a fire or hanging out at some boho coffee shop being all boho and stuff.

And that’s about all there is to say about that.

winter bookworm
[location: epithet and synonym]

The Goods.

  • Hair: Wildo – M2/01 – 39L closing sale
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Devon – past hunt item
  • Glasses: Christine’s – I have no idea… some gal just gave me a pair when I admired the ones she was wearing. It was about a year ago. I can’t vouch for their authenticity, but I still love ’em.
  • Makeup: Boom – Love my eyes liner & mascara
  • Sweater: Alexohol – Dreamy Winter Sweater – New Year, New You hunt item
  • Jeans: Urban Gypsy Clothiers (UGc) – Sweater Weather – group gift
  • Shoes: Giereh – Victoria pumps – past group gift

 

Questionably patriarchal.

Patriarch?
[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.

Patriarch?

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)