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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The Goods.

Can I show you around?

Tunnel Vision
[location: 3d michigan role play sim]

The Back Story.

I can’t do role play. I’ve decided that I really don’t have the constitution for it. In the middle of it, I find myself just wanting to say, “Oh come on… really?”

That said, I guess if I am being “real” with myself, I have to admit to “roleplaying” all the time in SL, because Etoile is someone who is somewhat different than the woman behind the curtain, as they say. It doesn’t become an issue, because I basically just go about my business in world and never let questions of identity be raised about me. I don’t stick around long enough for that to happen. I have a momentary desire to play at some sort of make believe thing, but it doesn’t last long and by the time I log in again, whatever avis I’ve picked up along the way as “friends” are pretty much forgotten about.

I’m a virtual sociopath. Nice. That must be Etoile’s roleplay.

tunnel vision-port

The Goods.

  • Hair: Wildo – M2/01 – 39L (closing sale)
  • Hair piece: Wildo – head dress 12 – 39L (closing sale)
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Bomi – 1L
  • Makeup (eyes): La Malvada Mujer – Poppy and Benzoic #5 – past hunt item
  • Makeup (other): .Pekka. – Blush & Beauty mark – Whatever hunt item
  • Nacklace: Sway’s – Heart in Cage – past hunt item
  • Jacket: FA Creations – part of Rockabilly Skirt Outfit – Whatever hunt item
  • Dress: Penned – Tshirt Dress – Millennium Hunt item
  • Leggings: Blah. – My Zebra Confy Leggings – Gift
  • Boots: Tiny Bird – Wanderer Boots in gray

 

Grecian formula.


[location: the corn field]

The Back Story.
I was watching All About Eve last night…

The atmosphere is very MacBeth-ish… what has, or is about to, happen?

The Goods.

  • Hair: Aleida – Wippy in “noir” – 0L (group gift)
  • Skin: Maverick Skin – Destiny~Pale~White-Scarlett – 0L (past Moolto hunt)
  • Necklace: Tokidoki – big spheres red necklace – 0L (group gift)
  • Dress: My Ugly Dorothy – One Little One – 0L (group gift)
  • Boots: Tiny Bird – Wanderer Boot in “chocolate” – store closed

Carrot, check… neon, not so much


[location: tea cup bazaar]

The Back Story.
Carrot, neon or otherwise, doesn’t trigger quite the screed-writing mood I was in last week with pink. For those who dig the social commentary, that sucks. For those who prefer looking at the pictures without having to wade through lengthy critiques on gender constructions, or whatever, this is their lucky day!

The Goods.

  • Hair: Tiny Bird – Wild Horses in “deep warm black” – store closed
  • Hair Piece: Tokidoki – Ruf Ribbon in “light flowers”
  • Skin: My Ugly Dorothy – Eva – 0L (lucky board)
  • Top: Surf Couture – Sundance Halter Tank in “orange”
  • Bracelet: Glow Studio – Lowicz Thick Wood Bracelet – past gift
  • Pants: DCNY – Teal Wash Flood Jeans – past hunt item?
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Samantha Pumps/blues & greens – past lucky board
  • Texture screen (overlay on pictures): Playingwithbrushes

Pink. Even the name is cute =^.^=


[location: “secret room” @ +:::+natural+:::+ – look for the little door]

The Back Story.

I didn’t run screaming at the thought of pink. I rather like it, although I am awfully tired of way it is used to symbolically “honor” women and “show we care” about them. Slap on a pink glow necklace, and there you go, steroidal baseball guy… proof that you “honor” your mother. What more would you ever need to do? Think of women as equal? Not relegate any woman who isn’t a mother to a lower status? Stop it with all the symbolic “honoring,” and let go of your desperate death clutch on the meaningless reigns of patriarchal power?

Nyah… why would anyone want to do that when merchandisers can just sell folks a bunch of pink crap, and it’s all good? “I honor women… see… I’m wearing pink!” ‘kay, ‘kay, ‘kay, whatever.

Evidently, I have something of a love/hate relationship with pink. Its feminized symbolic construction bugs me. At the same time, girly pink is really appealing. At the same time, it’s such a trivialized color, and thus symbolically trivializes and marginalizes women, and I hate that. And what do I go and do for this challenge? I went total femmie-girly-girly.

It’s complicated, as they say.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Milana – Olive – 0L (group gift)
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Elena Huntress – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Eyes: Letituer – Dark Brown – 30L
  • Makeup: Damned – Eyes make up in “pink” – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Necklace: Curious Kitties – Peaceful Sakura Choker in “red” – 0L @ marketplace
  • Dress: Tiny Bird – Painted Flower Dress in “pink” – store closed, but some items still available @ the marketplace
  • Socks: Pig – Duotone Socks mit Suspenders in “sherbet” – 0L (gift)
  • Shoes: Ding – 50 Flats, “pink textured” – 0L (group gift)

Tangerine! errr… I mean olive.


[location: mountains of creta]

The Back Story.

52 Weeks of Color – olive

How funny is this? I originally put this together for a possible contender in last week’s Tangerine challenge. I opted for a different look, but figured I could put this up as a mid-week post. Serendipity works in mysterious ways.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Tiny Bird – By & By in “warm black” – Store now closed
  • Headpiece (‘fascinator’): +:::+Natural+:::+ – Head_Luce – 10L
  • Skin: Glam Affair – Sakura – former fund raiser + The Plastik – Ataciara-Melody-Retro Chic body freckles makeup – past hunt item
  • Makeup (lips): Rozena – molan molan lip in “vitamin” – past hunt item + Lovely Mi – Leafy – past hunt item  + Tuli – Parted Lips 1 – 0L (gift)
  • Blouse: Myth – Penelope in “orange” – store closed
  • Skirt: +:::+Natural+:::+ – +vent in “g” – 1L
  • Socks: G. Field – Ruffle Socks in mustard – 0L (sample)
  • Shoes: Roly-Poly – Jelly Beans in “olive” – 0L (gift)

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