Dirty little apricot.

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[location: tableau] [52 weeks of color challenge]

The Back Story.
With apricot, like melon, I could have gone the pastel pretty route, but I’ve been feeling kinda scuzzy this week. Dirtied up, you know. A little dusty and frayed. A bit trailer park in the heat of summer.

So, notice that there is an apricot-ish sort of thing going on in the top, but it’s an apricot that’s a little bruised and battered, like it’s been sitting at the bottom of the bin in a down-and-out greengrocers. Not the freshest, and all that.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Mina – Amber in “black” – 0L (gift)
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Devon – past hunt item, but I recently saw it was still there hidden away on a shelf – I’m wearing the “boy” version, which had veins popping out on the thighs, so required a little photoshopping to keep it from looking fugly as all heck.
  • Top: JoyLove/!Doux Petit – Baby-T in “peach” – 0L
  • Skirt: American Bazaar [AB] – Lea jeans – 0L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item, 1L for the main hunt item, which is a belt)
  • Shoes: Maschienenwerk (read that it’s now been rebranded as Uboro, but I’m not finding the shop at the given slurp) – LowTop II in “grey”

All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.


[location: tableau]

The Back Story.
There is no particular back story, other than I wanted to mess around with this light bulb choker and this handful of stuff from Vinyl Cafe. And in the skirt pictures, some “creative commons” textures from Paintingwithbrushes. Me and my new toy… overlay textures. I’ll be messing around with these until everyone’s sick of them.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Mach – Night Rider – Opening Group Gift
  • Skin: My Ugly Dorothy – Ari – 0L (lucky board)
  • Makeup: !leafy – Gold – 0L (Skin & Shape Expo gift) +  Glamorize – Mystica Makeup Dollarbie – 1L (worn in skirt shots)
  • Choker: LaGyo – Bulbs – past hunt item
  • Beads: Vinyl Cafe – Hot Pearl Necklace – past dollarbie
  • Top: CandyDoll – Where is Top – past hunt item
  • Top2: Vinyl Cafe – Delicacy – past dollarbie (worn with skirt)
  • Pants: Awesome Designs – Jeans Capris in “black” – 0L (gift)
  • Skirt2: Vinyl Cafe – Summer Chiffon – 0L (group gift)
  • Tights2: Luce – Forest Tights – 0L (gift) (worn with skirt)
  • Shoes: Tram – gift flats – 0L
  • Shoes2: Vinyl Cafe – Mod in “white” – 25L (worn with skirt)

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