Once I got this outfit together, I realized I styled Wednesday Addams for the beach… which isn’t a problem, it’s just a little funny. For a closeup of this gorgeous essences skin, click over to my Flickr.
Top: coldlogic – B&W for One Voice
Shorts: League – Frayed Denim Shorts (Dark Dirty)
Shoes: mon tissu – Favorite Leather Flats (Black)
Skin: essences – Moana (Rosy Pale; One Voice)
Lashes/Freckles: essences – came with Moana skin
Hair: .b – ffwd (Natural Black with hairbase; Hair Fair 2012 free gift)
Eyes: IKON – Utopia (Light Blue)
Lounger: Trompe Loeil
Ever had one of those days? Yeah, me too.
Culture Shock ends today – don’t forget to stop by before it closes and shop! Donation items support Doctors Without Borders (in case you haven’t heard).
Top: IREN – Patriotic Tank (UK – for Culture Shock; SLurl links to Culture Shock booth) R
Shorts: League – Frayed Denim Shorts (Dirty)
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah (Natural)
Hair: Truth – Mercedes (Marmalade)
Eyes: IKON – Utopia (Trojan Blue)
Bed/Pose: Art Dummy (repose bed – for Culture Shock; SLurl links to Culture Shock booth) R
Styling Credits (Culture Shock items – the SLurl links to Culture Shock booth)
Headpiece: BaObA – Merengue (for Culture Shock) R
Hood: blackliquid – Black Lace Hood (for Culture Shock) R
Eyemakeup: League – Silver Leaf Eyemakeup (for Culture Shock)
Skin: Glam Affair – Giselle (Sent to Destroy; at Culture Shock)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Grey Sky
*Edit: Updated to link to Flickr photos.
It started to feel like Spring for a little bit there, but now the bite is back in the air, and it’s just plain cold again. Too cold to be outside once I get home from work. Honestly, I’m a little worried about what the rest of the month is going to hold weather wise. We’ve had a late February/early March blizzard before…
What was I doing before I started to sit by the window? Mostly roasting marshmallows.
Credits (SLurls can be found on the locations page)
Sweater: mon tissu
Tank top: d.select
Skin: PXL Creations
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Pose: Del May (Window – Funky Junk)
Remember, in the 80s and early 90s, when exercise was all about aerobics so you’d go and be in these outfits and then dance around to music and you looked ridiculous, but everyone looked ridiculous in unison? No, seriously though, it happened. It still happens some places in New Jersey. (I’m not mocking Jersey, I love Jersey, and part of what I love about it is that some things never changed. These are often things that are dear to me, which is why I love them instead of thinking WTF why won’t they just change already?!?!)
Anyway, rocking out is almost as important as standing around trying to look like you’re doing something so that the crazed instructor at the front of the room won’t scream at you. What? You didn’t have those kind of aerobics instructors? Clearly your workout was not going to be effective.
NB: I am a HUGE dork. I dork out over the oddest things. I know that, I’ve accepted that, and I’ve moved on. If you don’t want to read about my dorkiness over color names, the styling credits are at the bottom of the page, and more pics can be found on Flickr.
Sunshine? Check. Beach? Check. Cute outfit? Check. Place to sit and wait for fireworks because it is so oppressively hot? Hmm… maybe there’s something behind the next set of palm trees….
Shirt: Whippet & Buck – Simple Cropped Bustier (Electric)
Shorts: League – Frayed Denim Shorts (Warm Blue)
Necklace: Miel – Chum Necklace
Skin: Curio – Yum 2 Mint Julep 2 (Petal)
Hair: Me. – Bridgett (part of everything HUD)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Berlin Nights
Bandaids (on knee, not visible in all): Reek – Bandaids (Britta Hearts)
52 Weeks of Color – Electric Blue
I had this long thing where I was going to show off all these really cool dance poses and make a narrative out of it, but as I was re-reading it, I realized I really wanted to talk about the stuff in the pictures.
Sometimes I see something and it’s like the designer reached inside my brain, took out an idea and plopped it on the grid – and sometimes they do it with a whole look. I generally try not to put together a whole outfit from one place (unless it’s a set or a costume or something), but when it seems like it was plucked out of my head, I’m not going to question, I’m just going to wear it! Seriously though, I’m a little worried that Nena Janus has developed mind reading abilities…there is some weird stuff floating around in my head. (Oh, like there’s not weird stuff in everyone’s head.)
Ok, so why am I so excited about this outfit? When I joined Second Life, I didn’t really understand what it was, but I had these visions of a little ballerina avatar dancing across my screen. Dancing is something I have always loved, but for lots of reasons it was something I couldn’t pursue. So, hey, if I could do it in a virtual world, that would be awesome. Long story short, I had a hard time finding anything dance related (ballet or otherwise) that wasn’t… wasn’t what I wanted it to be. Does that make sense? Then I found this really cool store called SPIRIT. It was the first place I had found that had any of the things I was looking for in clothing and poses/animations, and I was SO excited. Since then, a lot more “dancewear” and a ton more dance poses have come out on the grid, and most of it has ended up in my inventory, but SPIRIT is always going to be special.
Maybe you just never forget the first creator who reached inside your head?
More pics (with poses from more amazing creators) on my Flickr.
Top: League – Ribbon Tied Tank (Puce)
Shorts: League – Frayed Denim Shorts (Faded Black)
Leggings: League – Merino Leggings (Light Taupe)
Legwarmers: League – Merino Legwarmers (Puce)
Shoes: League – Flats (Dark Taupe)
Skin: Curio – Meadow Thistle 1 (Petal)
Brows: Curio – Meadow Brows (Ginger tattoo layer)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Stardust
Hair: elikatira – Theory 05
All the cute, fuzzy animals need our help and lots of people have been showing you how you can contribute. I have peppered a few items from Project FUR through my past few posts, but I want to show you some of my favorite things available at the main event. Like with RFL, I will add mainstore links after the event is finished, but for now, go check out Project FUR!
This dress is beautifully made. A lot of times it is hard to find a glitch layer and prim that actually blend together well. Not just because of a grey-ing issue, but they just don’t always seem to “fit”. That is never the case with anything I have worn from Appolonia Criss of Chantkare.
More pics – and more awesome items on my Flickr.
Fantasy Faire is my favorite time of year. Not only does it support a cause near and dear to my heart (Relay for Life), but lots of the best creators on the grid are all in one place. I’m in heaven!
Here of some of my other finds from Fantasy Faire 2011… you still have the rest of tonight and all day tomorrow to go check it out. So… GO! Links to Fantasy Faire sims are in the styling credits. I’ll add main store links after the Faire has ended.
As usual, more pics on my Flickr.