Aluminum

They called her Aluminum because, even though she was fluid like quicksilver, she was light and plastic, silver and shining and electric.

Aluminum

LeeZu Baxter’s newest is another in her line of more interesting experiments in sensual and sexual design. This piece reveals the middle body pretty substantially (and this is kind of almost a family blog) so I wear a lacy bodysuit piece from Jojorunoo Runo.

Aluminum

This stunning skin with its shimmering quality is a new one from aida Ewing, available at The Dressing Room. This is a perfect face for Aluminum. And the wild hair is an older piece from Mirja Mills, but still wonderful, especially for this look.

Aluminum

Soft, durable, malleable and resistant to corrosion.

Hair: WICKED! hair by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions

Skin: -Glam Affair – Monica Tan skin – BL TDR 28 by aida Ewing for -Glam Affair –, available at The Dressing Room

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Grey (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: [LeeZu!] Jeanne van Dark /air by LeeZu Baxter for [LeeZu!] *

Undergarment: From ~*RunoRuno*~ Loose Body by Jojorunoo Runo for ~*RunoRuno*~

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Ultimate Hi-Boots Black by Ono Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

If 6 Was 9

Now, if 6 turned up to be 9,
I don’t mind, I don’t mind…
White-collar conservatives flashing down the street
Pointing their plastic finger at me.
They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high . . . HIGH!

If 6 was 9

The one thing about being a resident of SL is that you’re kind of … different. Now we see lots of people coming to our side slowly, what with their little avatars and their gaming and their funky email names, but really, we’re a little on the edge here. That’s reflected in our avatar looks sometimes. We just don’t walk around SL looking ordinary.

This time I have put on a slinky sexy dress and given it some edge. This is new from Solange Cerveau, the original queen of silks in SL (the best, bar none). With its lacy texture, it still comes off as pretty but it’s also wickedly sexy with its short skirt and satin decolletage. The dress comes in a bazillion colors… ok, 20 but that seems like a lot to me.

My up-to-there boots are from Morphine Janick, which I recently got at her winter sale. I can’t say enough about the construction of these boots—the supple and sexy black suede, the laced up back, the silhouette of the boots on long long legs. I feel fierce in these boots in a very good way.

If 6 was 9

I have donned the skin offered by Monicuzza Babenco for the Dressing Room this week. I really love Monicuzza’s skins because they have an up-close realness that is attractive and sexy. The glittering shimmering colors of the makeup are absolutely fantastic and give my edginess a touch of ethereal beauty.

If 6 was 9

I’ve got my own life to live
I’m the one that’s gonna have to die
When it’s time for me to die
So let me live my life the way I want to.

~ If 6 Was 9 by Jimi Hendrix

Head: [LCKY] Chuuchi – Black by Olli Braveheart for [LCKY]

Skin: *YS & YS* – NewYear Tdr Skin by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*, available at the Dressing Room

Dress: *Solange!* Nightfall Cocktail Dress – BLUE by Solange Cerveau for *Solange!* *

Piercings: – .HoD. – Bitten v2 – Slide – Female by Aydan Darcy for Haus of Darcy

Earrings: TSS – Looped Multi Earring by SweetThing Baker for Sweetest Sin

Collar: <TheAbyss> Choker Combo v1_FEM [Spine] by Khai Sinister for <TheAbyss>

Boots: [SG*] Oh! – Boots/ Black by Morphine Janick for the Sweetest Goodbye

Heart of Gold

A lot of chatter has been going around people stealing other people’s ideas, etc. It’s getting disheartening to hear all of it. Most of it is not *theft* per se. It’s just jumping on a good thing. To be honest, raising a big fuss is just creating unnecessary drama. Smart people know when to “borrow” ideas and how to use them. Smart people know when it’s worth a fight. Outright copying makes you look bad. Banging the drums and creating a big stink just puts the smell on you.

Heart of Gold

Sascha Frangilli was recently the target of such a campaign, and frankly, it made the aggressor look foolish. Sascha was accused of copying a skirt—not the textures, just the prim design. To be honest, a skirt’s a skirt in SL. You can use a script to make it. Heck, I have made skirts–they are not that big a deal. Next thing you know someone is going to be DMCA’ing someone over a plywood box.

Sascha is known for her textures. (She is also known for her kindness and generosity—the aforementioned “heart of gold.”) She creates new ones for each dress and applies them to the same set of skirts she has already built, tweaking the system pieces and accessories to make each creation a new one. It’s a smart way to work—her customers know what they are getting and know it fits. It’s her way and has served the ladies of SL well for a few years now. Take, for example, this new dress from Sascha. With her characteristically glittering gold texture, rounded decollatage, assortment of skirt offerings, from slim as shown here to a large “battleship” skirt, it is a great deal for glamorous evening wear.

Heart of Gold

I show it with a skin and chignon offered by Monyka Benelli and Monicuzza Babenco at this week’s Dressing Room. Monicuzza offers a rich beautiful alternative for women of color with this skin—it’s very distinctively Monicuzza’s with the heavy eyeliner and glowing skin.

Necklace is by the unimitable Alienbear Gupte. Who else could twist and turn a prim like that and then put a texture on it to make it look like pure gold dripping with pearls and flowers?

Heart of Gold

I have quoted this already but it bears repeating:

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch

Hair: *YS & YS* BigChignon Brown by Monyka Benelli for YS&YS, sold at The Dressing Room (sold with skin below)

Skin: *YS&YS* Ashanti Glow for TDR by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS, sold at The Dressing Room

Dress: SAS – Saleya Gold by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs *

Jewelry: !Alienbear Designs-Azuena Queen & Princess Antique Gold Set by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs *

Erehwon Yoshikawa’s comment is making me amend this blog so you can ALL watch this. I love it. Johanna Blakley speaks for TED.

Hot!

Summer’s comin.. the hot months are just ahead.

Hot!

This dress by Micah Kanto, part of his new summer collection, will give you a little fever. With the translucent flame texture run over the entire dress and the sexy shape, this will put any woman aglow.

Hot!

This lovely skin, neutral against the heat of the dress, is Tuli Asturias’ contribution for the Dressing Room starting Saturday and available for 2 weeks. Necklace is a gorgeous choker from Chrissy Ambrose that comes with chandelier earrings (which I don’t show here).

Hot!

“What a lovely way to burn…” ~ Fever

Hair: delora coral by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 01 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, being sold exclusively at The Dressing Room starting Saturday *

Dress: MODERN GYPSY]-BEAUTE VOLCANIQUE GOWN by Micah Kanto for Modern Gypsy

Necklace: Miranda Necklace in Chocolate by Chrissy Ambrose for Virtual Impressions

Shoes: Maitreya Neyya * Bordeaux Leather by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya, offered as a gift at The Deck (no longer available)