Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I wanted a relaxing jacket to dress down the pattern of the skirt, so I pulled a Gisaci classic trench out of my closet.

Another messy updo from booN that gives a more casual feel than most chignons, but still dressy. The golden oranges of the amber jewels and the print on the skirt have me all excited for fall.

The lovely mesh skirt is part of a new gown from PixelDolls. I love it. Try a demo to see if it fits your hips and test some poses to see how the texture stretches as you bend your knees.

Jacket: Gisaci "Primavera Mini Trench"
Skirt: PixelDolls "Tropico" (part of dress)
Jewels: EED "Kiowa" (incl. necklace not shown)(Jewelry Fair gift)
Hair: booN "PKJ371"
Hairbases: by YS&YS and booN
Skin: Your Skin & Your Shape "Terry Autumn" (at the Dressing Room)
Eyes: Poetic Colors "Fairy Eyes - Wolf Dark"
Eyelashes: Glow Studio "Innocent. eyelashes - pure"
Poses: by Long Awkward Pose


p.s. Why two hairbases? The booN hairbase matches the color of the hairpiece, but the YS&YS hairbase has a forehead hairline that I like more. :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


If you accidentally find yourself in the the sleepy places between human country and faerie, you might be lucky enough to see one of the little fae that inhabit the fair places in the wilderness. If they see you before you see them, they will probably just vanish. But if you see them first, try to appear unthreatening, and they might be curious enough to come take a look at you.

I was already laying in the grass so I just pretended to be asleep. This little one seemed amused by my snoring so she flew up and tweaked my nose.

I guess my snores weren't all that convincing.

Just lay there trying not to move or blink or twitch or sneeze.

But I guess she likes to lay in grass and wildflowers too.

Gown: Evie's Closet "Tiny Ren Dirty"
Hair: Exile "Buffy"
Skin and Ears: Plastik "Ataciara"
Eyes: Poetic Colors "Summer Star" (unavailable)
Wings: Seven's Selections "Ragged Fairy Wings"
Feets: Coco "BareFeet" (with tinting HUD)(group gift)
Poses: by Del May and Long Awkward Pose
Location: Betwixt


p.s. Back when I first started playing around in Second Life, I spent a lot of my time in the Fairy Crossing sims, wearing wings and pointy ears before they were trendy. I think back then the popular non-human alternative was to go Neko. Back then there were only two Fairy Crossing sims. These days there is the main sim with cute little shops, several mixed business and residential, strict residence-only themed, and a couple of lush landscaped sims that I just adore. They have dancing, poetry readings, holiday parties, building classes ... love it.

Friday, September 23, 2011


I was having fun running around shopping today and feeling a little like a slacker when I thought, why not blog what I am wearing? So here we are.

I am vrai tres picky about geometric prints, but I really do like the one on this skirt.

Repeating circles in the skirt pattern, triangles in the garments and pose, and the lime green carries through to the hair tieback and bows on the shoes. It's almost like I planned it. :)

Shirt: Whippet and Buck "I'll be a Ghost" (unavailable)
Skirt: Ibizarre "Summer Print Skirt"
Shoes: Gos "Espadrilles"
Hair: Truth "Gabriel" (color-change ribbon tieback)
Skin: Curio "Sweetheart-Rose"
Eyes: Fashism "Sunrise"
Eyelashes: Glow Studio "Innocent.eyelashes - pure"
Poses: by Long Awkward Pose


Sunday, September 18, 2011


So it's like this: after this week of high fashion and Liz-Taylor-grade jewels, I was in the mood to decompress. Thus I bring you ... drumroll ... a T-Shirt! The Reel Tees shop is brand new with all-mesh-Tees for men and women. The Men's Tees come in Regular and Baggy; the Women's in Regular and Curvy. The Men's Tee is apparently tucked in, The Women's looks a little longer, and there is a sample in the store that you can try to check the fit. Enjoy!

TShirt: Reel Tees “Gun Show” (Mesh: also available in female version)
Jeans: Zaara “Jeans charcoal (classic)”
Skin: Ricochet “Tristan Dark”
Eyes: Fashism “Sunrise”
Pose: by Long Awkward Pose


Saturday, September 17, 2011


Tis past midmight, and my brain functions as if someone poured in sticky treacle. But I wanted to show this Fashionably Dead skin afore sunrise, hoping it may still be available.

And Ricelli has a set of matching jacket and heels at the Dressing Room, decorated with spikes, studs and skull embellishments.

Skin: Fashionably Dead "Shark" (50L Friday)
Jacket: Ricelli "Alexandra" (The Dressing Room)
Heels: Ricelli "Carmelia" (The Dressing Room)
Earrings: Addiction "Platinum and Diamond Chandelier"
Shirt/Tie: Sweetest Goodbye "OK GO" (still available at Closing Sale)
Pants: Mimikri "Sequin Leggings" (The Dressing Room Blue)
Hair: Angel "Amelie" (The Fashion Garret)
Eyes: Fashism "Sunrise"
Eyelashes: Glow Studio "Innocent. eyelashes - pure"
Poses: by Lost Angel Poses and Long Awkward Pose


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The weather is turning cooler and I'm so grateful. I put a wreath of colored leaves and pumpkins on my door, and I'm looking for sweaters and thicker socks. Maybe I'm going a little overboard with the layering.

The nutmeg and cinnamon and cloves are waiting for the mortar and pestle. But the pumpkin isn't in at the grocery quite yet.

Now I wanted to tell you about this MESH hair. It isn't my usual style. I like it because of how it is rigged to my head and shoulders. I chose poses that show how I can turn my head left and right, without the long bits going into my shoulders at all. The effect is a bit static, so they included an extra attachment with floaty flexi bits to make it flow more naturally. Of course the down side is that the wig can't be resized, or individual strands of hair adjusted. But it is well worth a look! <3

Cardigan: This is a Fawn “Cropped Cardigan [mocha]” (gacha)
Shirt: “Ruched Button.Down (Spice)” (gift)
Shirt: Whippet and Buck “Maddy Lace Inset Top Sienna”
Skirt: Vanitas Vesture “Meticulous Pencil Skirt – Pacific Mocha”
Shoes: House of Curios “Country Wedges” (texture change)
Earrings: Pididdle “Heavy Sleep”
Hair: Alice Project “Amiya” (mesh)(texture change)(flexi attachment not shown)
Skin: Curio “:GP: Petal Frex [Dark] Sweetheart-Rose 1”
Eyebrows: Curio “:GP: Sweetheart Brows-Ginger”
Eyes: Fashism “Sunrise”
Teeth: PXL “Mouth_open_Addon”
Poses: by Don't Freak Out and Long Awkward Pose


Sunday, September 11, 2011


I know I know, I'm not often blonde *smiles* ... but I like how the hair goes with the little bowtie in front.

The dress is all mesh, all one piece except for the bowtie. I tried it on with several child and adult shapes, and lots of bendy poses. I am impressed with the flexibility of mesh: how it bends, how it adjusts to different sizes of avatars. It's not perfect, but still I'm impressed. (Let me put on my gypsy fortuneteller turban now ...) I look forward to the future, and all the creative ways that designers will combine mesh garments with sculpted attachments in their art.

This is so beautiful. It's not perfect. But it's damn good. Please try on and take a good look at Demo models; test them with lots of poses to see whether the mesh bends in a way that pleases you. This dress has a couple of oddities; for example the ruffle on the skirt is textured on the outside, but not on the inside. I don't spend a lot of time pervcamming around underneath my own skirt, so I didn't mind too much, LOL

Frock: Violent Seduction "Persephone"
Stockings: Miel "Jane Plaid Sock Dark"
Shoes: Tesla "High Oxfords"
Hair: Lamb "Isolation"
Skin: Curio ":GP: Moonbeam Frex [Dark] Sweetheart"
Eyes: Fashism "Sunrise"
Poses: by Long Awkward Pose


Friday, September 9, 2011


This I why I still like to go on Hunts:

If I hadn't gone on the Twisted Hunt, I would never have found this new (new-to-me?) shop. I expect the next time I have money, I'll go back to RokumaikaN. The garments in their shop look so delicious!

A stunner. *grins*

Outfit: RokumaikaN “Chain and Rose” Suit and Hat (Twisted Hunt Prize)
Ring: Alchemy Immortalis “Foy Porter”
Boots: Lassitude and Ennui “Overknee Boots” (mesh viewer required)
Hair: booN “KED937”
Hairbase: booN “Gathered Lower Hairbase”
Skin: Cutio “:GP: Airhead”
Eyes: The Attic “Unseelie Eyes” (Twisted Hunt Prize)
Eye Makeup: Miamai “DecoShadows 01” (group gift)
Eyelashes: by Exodi and Glow Studio
Poses: by Long Awkward Pose


Monday, September 5, 2011


I came back with my boutonniere as I promised. It and the matching tophat are garnished with lovely copper springs, cogs, dipped roses, and bits from an old clock. And an extra surprise! Not only does the clock function, but it chimes on the hour ... Perfect.

The delightful NachtMusik suit is darker and more conservative than most of the others in their shop. But you know I like the dark. I paired it with an antique but spotless cravat from To-a-T. (Had little choice because the neckcloth that came with the suit was sized for men.)

This Walking Stick I acquired on a previous Steam Hunt, and I am sure it will continue to serve me for years to come.

And oh my yes, there are new boots. Until now I have always eschewed above-the-knee-boots for the obvious flaws in their craftsmanship, but no more. Ms. Ennui has sewn these lovelies that flex at the knees perfectly, and have delicious emboss'd leather details that I cannot resist. I thank you!

(Please click on the photos to see larger detailed photos)

Suit: NachtMusik “Steamy Velvet Damask” Jacket, Corset and Leggings (Steam Hunt)
Cravat: To-a-T “Ravenswood Regency Cravat” (unavailable)
Boots: Lassitude and Ennui “Overknee Boots” (mesh viewer required)
Hat and Boutonniere: Hatpins “Spare Parts Top Hat and Boutonniere” (Steam Hunt)
Walking Stick: Oddments “VS Steam 4 Walking Stick”(unavailable)
Earrings: PixelDolls “Earrings – Bathory” (mesh viewer required)(gift)
Hair: Truth “Zaria”
Skin: Curio “:GP: Ecru-Doily” (unavailable)
Eyes: Fashism “Sunrise”
Poses: by Animazoo and Long Awkward Pose


Saturday, September 3, 2011


Copper clad bits adorn the leather hatband on Ms. Reghan Straaf's offering for the Steam Hunt. I always so look forward to her chapeaux.

She included a boutonniere to match the hat, but I thought it obscured the fashionable cut of my buttoned canvas vest. (I shall try it on the lapel of the Nachtmusik Suit. Perhaps Tomorrow?)

The outfit is pieced together from the Ladies' and Men's prizes at Orquidea. The Gown was well crafted, but showed a bit too much underside cleavage for my personal taste. I had fun resizing the dramatic collar and shoulderpads, and tinting the boots to make them more compatible with the clothes ... More tomorrow!

Hat: Hatpins "Steam Spare Parts Top Hat" (with functioning clock)(Steam Hunt Prize)
Gown: Orchidea "Steampunk Vest" and "Steampunk Dress" (Steam Hunt Prize)
Boots: Aftershok "Steam Boots" (also includes Digi-boots)(Steam Hunt Prize)
Skin: ND/MD "Galaxia Skin Darkstar"
Eyes: Frick "Clockwork Eyes" (unavailable)


Thursday, September 1, 2011


Yesterday I was trying on older fashions that I still love. Sometimes I do this when I am cleaning out my closet; I eventually dispose old things whose style or construction is too dated.

And then there are the exceptions. For example, these pants. I so love these pants. I don't think I could ever throw them away ... But along comes mesh. And after seeing this picture of Achariya in Rebel Hope's new gown (in red!!) I am loving how the skirt has sculpted drapery that can fold with the avatar as she sits in her chair. It got me thinking.

So here is my question ... What older pieces of clothing would you like to see reworked in mesh to extend their life ? (In real life, I have had shoes repaired, and there was that fave skirt that I had a new waistband put on at the tailor's.) For me, I vote for the Trap Hakama pants. I would love for each leg to be one continuous piece, instead of breaking at the knee. Please please please pretty please? *begs Selos Dae shamelessly*

Jacket: Blue Blood "Suomi" (this color unavailable, includes tails not shown)
Shirt: Whippet and Buck "I'll be a Ghost" (unavailable)
Pants: Trap "Hakama"
Shoes: Lassitude and Ennui "Estampies"
Hat: Rapture "Cossack Hat"
Hair: Lamb "Teased Up" (gift)
Skin: Glam Affair "Layla Dark" (old from the Dressing Room)
Eyes: Fashism "Sunrise"
Lashes: by Exodi and Glow Studio
Eyeshadow: La Malvada Mujer "B.N. #2"
Lipstick: Glam Affair "Layla Lipstick - risque"