Alexander, Chouchou style.

choufullblog
[location: chouchou]

The Back Story.

I had posted this outfit – with slight variations – back in January, but I have not been happy with those pictures. They were sloppily done. I didn’t even fit the prims on my boots right.

Bad Etoile.

This is my redemption. And yes, apparently everyone does go to ChouChou.

chouchoublog

The Goods.

  • Hat: Coll ~ Mellinneum Derby Hat ~ past FLTO hunt item
  • Hair: Wildo ~ M2/01 ~ closing sale
  • skin: My Ugly Dorothy ~ January Group Gift
  • Pipe: Quazar Panthar (QP) ~ clay pipe
  • Monocle: steampunk monocle ~ maybe here?
  • Earrings: Phresh ~ boulé earrings ~ past FTLO hunt item
  • Kimono top /obi: kisetsu ~ past FTLO hunt item
  • Pants: American Bazaar ~ Jaeda Pants, white ~ past FTLO hunt item
  • Boots: Coco – Suede Boots – group gift
  • Texture Overlays: pareeerica (Parée) ~ Aquasilver + Bokeh Fireworks + Fireflies ~ Flickr texture set
Advertisements

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.

kowloon2

kowloon3

kowloon4

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.

Liver Noir.

liver1
[location: 1920s Berlin Project] [42/52 weeks of color]

The Back Story.
I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go with this from the start. Veering rather drastically off from the direction of my last challenge response, this “liver” color pulled me into the sepia-toned world of the 1930’s with a strong nod to the film noir era to come. No happy day-glo here, folks. This is Berlin, circa 1930, and happy, happy, joy, joy ist einfach nicht in ordnung.

I love this aesthetic, though. This is far more me than the festive colors we’ve been having lately. I decided to add just a little popette of color in the yellow shoes with red soles and the yellow beads. A nice Liz Arden red or a rich coral would work particularly well, too, but I liked the hint of jaundice suggested by the yellow.

The sim is one of my favs, the 1920s Berlin Project. Put on your era-appropriate duds and head over there for a look-see. It struck the right tone for the direction I decided to go this week.

liver2

liver3

liver4

The Goods.

  • Hair: Magika – Maya
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Telcy – past Poupee Hunt item
  • Makeup: *Boom* @ Kozmetika – Love My Eyes liner & mascara
  • Hat: sur+ – Nairobi Hat – past Culture Shock item – store closed in world
  • Dress: sur+ – Vojeto – past Culture Shock item – store closed in world
  • Necklaces: [EY:NO] – Wooden Bow – 0L (group gift) + Bellies – Yellow Bead – gatcha item
  • Pipe: Quazar Panthar (QP) – Clay pipe (Meerschaum) – 50L
  • Shoes: Fab Joss (FJ) – Shoes gift – 0L (group gift)