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
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Liver Noir.

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[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.

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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)

Dam it.


[location: innsmouth]

The Back Story.

Out of one beady little eye, I was watching the story of the Hoover Dam on American Experience while taking these photographs. It made for a grim mood, but sometimes that works, right?

The Goods.

  • Hair w/hat: Tee*fy – Hello Spring – past hunt item
  • Skin: My Ugly Dorothy – Eva – 0L (group lucky board)
  • Necklace: berry.berry – ultra lush green beaded necklace – 0L @ the marketplac
  • Jacket: sur+ – dusty road – Sur+ Serengeti ensemble @ Culture Shock
  • Romper: Willow – Seasons Hunt Romper – past hunt item
  • Belt: Chuculet – low waist leather bet in “sand” – 2L
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Cutiepie Pumps – 10L

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

Jodpuhrs

  • 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