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

I forget things.

vergara1
[location: innovalia]

The Back Story.

I get things, as in spend actual Ls on them, and then forget I have them. Not only do I forget to blog about them, I forget to ever wear them around. A while ago, I picked up this “Vergara” dress at the Dressing Room, thinking I would put something together for the running style contest thing they have going. And then I forgot all about my grand competition ambitions as other things in my life popped up their little heads and yammered for attention.

One of these days I’ll get around to entering that contest.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Maitreya ~ Green II in “crayon” ~ purchased @ Le.Look
  • Skin: Mynerva ~ Sara Pure ~ group gift (fee to join)
  • Cigarette: Bubblez ~ Cigarette dirty ~ formerly part of LH Artists outfit gift
  • Necklace: Rebel Hope ~ Engel Jade Beads ~ past hunt item
  • Dress: Glow Studio ~ Vergara dress in red ~ former TDR item
  • Ring: Chuculet ~ Belle jewelry, pearl ring ~ store no longer in world(?)
  • Shoes: Teefy ~ Astra Wedges ~ former TDR item
  • Photo texture overlay: borealnz on flickr ~ Dusty ttv with light-leaks

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.

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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

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

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.

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

An evening with Etoile.

An evening with Etoile
[location: imparafacile]

The Back Story.

I picked up some dresses at World’s End Garden some weeks ago, and have been looking for an excuse. This location (The Magic Flute at Imparafacile) was the geographic muse I’d been waiting for.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Wildo – M2/01 – store closed
  • Glasses – Christine’s – made by Christine Svenska, given as a gift.
  • Cigarette – Bubblez – Cigarette dirty – formerly part of LH Artists outfit gift
  • Skin: Mynerva – Sara Pure – group gift (fee to join)
  • Makeup: mock – Morada Otoro 1 – group gift
  • Dress: Worlds End Garden – Nicole – group gift