The Asian conumdrum.

Scouring the East
[location: venexia]

The Back Story

We on a Flickr group I belong to were having a discussion about decent skins and shapes of the Asian sort. There are a lot of ways to be Asian, mind you. We think SL designers should get on the stick with making more ‘real’ and various ways to be Asian in SL that don’t reference manga and anime. Curio came out with a nice one a few months ago, and I finally broke down, laying out the Ls for it. It’s not bad, but I want some wagers as to whether I’m Japanese, Korean or Chinese-Vietnamese.

Like I said, there are a lot of ways to be Asian.

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The Goods.

  • Hair w/ scarf: D!va – Mai in onyx – group gift
  • Skin: Curio – Jasmine, swan dark pure 2 – I can’t beLIEVE I laid down cold, hard Ls for a skin, but there you are. And I’m lovin’ it.
  • Necklaces: Tokidoki – red spheres – past group gift
  • Dress: Vero Modero (Summer Loon/[LI] – Emma – Black Hearts hunt item?
  • Tights: BP* – Folk Dress tights – old hunt item
  • Boots: Coco – Leather & Canvas flat boots – past hunt item
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Melon, baby but way too skinny.

52 Weeks - Melon
[location: overrush digital club] [52 Weeks of Color Challenge]

The Back Story.
I can’t tell you how skinny I had to make myself to fit into this skirt. Gawd bless ’em, I do like Tokodoki, but when you have to push all of your sliders down to zero in order to keep bits and pieces from poking out, maybe the designer needs to supply a resizer hud. I mean, common… body thickness = ‘0’? That’s some messed up shit.

52 Weeks - Melon

52 Weeks - Melon

The Goods.

  • Hair: Dura – April group gift
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Pollon – 0L (Group gift)
  • Earrings: BRB – Watermelon Earrings – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Glasses: Alphavillain – Baroque Shades – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Bikini: LeLutka – Set Bikini, part of ensemble – 0L (group gift)
  • Skirt: Tokidoki – Mini Skirt – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Molly Flat – 10L

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