Oh but I know I’m gonna be alright
If these blues are hangin’ around
Oh… hangin’ ’round
~ “Just Won’t Burn” by Susan Tedeschi
I want to know something. I want to know why women in blues get such short shrift. I go to blues clubs in SL, and I have to have a female DJ playing to hear women doing the blues (unless I request from the male DJs, and even then I get some resistance—“Never heard of her”).
Women can’t feel blues? Have you ever HEARD Susan Tedeschi?! (I also want to know why her Wikipedia entry is so much shorter than her husband’s, even though she is more academically and musically accomplished than he is. And I won’t even comment on how the two wikis frame their marriage differently. Bah!)
With that being said, when I am stepping out to hear a DJ like BluJns Benoir (who plays lots of women blues artists, thank you), I want to look hot but classy. An outfit, like this one from Sascha Frangilli, fits the bill. With the capris (made for boots, but I wear them with high heels), three top choices (including the corset I chose here), the clever jacket belt layer, and a sculpty bolero jacket, this offering from Sascha makes me feel sexy and bluesy.
Monicuzza Babenco’s skin, as shown here, was offered at the Dressing Room but is a clear indication of the quality of Monicuzza’s work. She clearly photosources but blends her details in a manner that is beautiful and believable. And these heavily-lined eyes are perfect for a night out at a blues club.
Finally my shoes from Maris Kanto complete the look. His work gets better with each progressive shoe he releases. The best part, however, is the HUD, which allows you to color the skin in progressive notches of 5% with a PICTURE of the color change before it goes. For the toe-coloring deficient like myself, this is a huge advantage. Maris’ shoes also come with color and metal-changing capabilities as well as the standard toenail color-changing. And if you join the Kalnin’s group (which doesn’t require a slot), you get all sorts of tasty discounts.
Oh… they just won’t burn…
Hair: >TRUTH< Tilly – espresso by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: *YS & YS* Marilu Mask – Hair – TDR by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*
Outfit: SAS – Rock Chic by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs
Earrings: [ glow ] studio – Glamour Earring Silver by Jocelyn Anatine for [ glow ] studio
Bangles: fri. – Loop Bangles (Silver) by Viva Monday for fri.day
Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Metallic* by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]
Shoes: Kalnins Shoes – Dante by Maris Kanto for Kalnins