Inventory Clean Up

I won’t get into the horrifying mess that is my inventory. Notecards strewn all about, pushpins from landmarks stuck in wrong places, a grossly unsorted texture folder, and my animations and poses…? Really bad.

Inventory Clean Up

I did a post about this heinous task before (which I call “Inventoil”) and unfortunately, I will not delight you with the oddities I found in my inventory this time (of which there are quite a few). I just want to show you that I do not always wear an evening gown (despite rumors to the contrary)—especially when cleaning inventory.

Needless to say I threw some things on but in SL, you still look gorgeous! Take, for example, this flowered cardigan from Maya Levane. With its combo of a cleverly done system jacket and sculpties, it’s an ideal over-shirt with rolled up sleeves (for getting to work). Loose fitting jeans from Alla Ruff make bending over and picking up packed up prims heavy with poses easy. I did allow myself to sneak out to Renee Harvy’s store for some comfy shoes and I hit pay dirt with these cute little moccasins (decorated with leaves). They were only 20L!

Inventory Clean Up

In all cases, my Truth and Tuli folders are well-sorted, so I was able to whip out this lovely skin from Tuli, which is a remake of her Eva line, and a loosely-gathered ponytail from Truth Hawks. They both make it simple to make a good looking style quickly and easily.

Inventory Clean Up

The question is this: how many copies of this thing called “object” do I really need?

Hair: >TRUTH< Cady – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Eva / sunkissed / br :: 05 Shimmer by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Cardigan: (TokiD) loose cardigan – red rose by Maya Levane for (TokiD)

Top: **MIS** Essential Tank – Tomato by Janie Marlowe for Mischief (no longer available)

Pants: -Veschi- Jeanius! Indigo by Alla Ruff for -Veschi-

Shoes: ::Duh!:: Women’s Brown Leaf Moccasins by Renee Harvy for ::Duh!::

First Impressions

…it would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions. –Malcolm Gladwell

First Impressions

What’s the first impression you want to give? The thing about our avatars is that they are aspirational—the representation of the impression we want others to have. Do we want to be glamorous and flamboyant, down-to-earth and folksy, standoffish and sleek, elegant and friendly? I aim for the latter. Elegance is always my goal. This latest dress from AvaGardner Kungler makes that easy with the simple sleeveless sheath ending in a sleek skirt with kick pleats (which I find so ingeniously done here—two separate prim attachments). A thin red leather belt (the dress comes with three choices) punctuates the look with color as do my sexy shoes from Rosie Lavochkin.

First Impressions

I picked up this skin by Miah McAuley at the Dressing Room Blue. I was surprised at its sophistication, to be honest. Miah has a lot of win in her work from the nicely shaped eyebrows to the luscious lips and subtle shading across the skin. A simple sophisticated bob from boo Nakamura is really all I need to give a good impression.

First Impressions

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Hair: booN KRC190 hair red by boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: Olga-tan-evening by Miah McAuley for ~Natural Beauty~, available at The Dressing Room Blue

Dress: (Kunglers) Donatella – Coffee by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Shoes: *Deviant Designs* Envy (Red) by Rosie Lavochkin for *Deviant Designs*

Again, done in Phoenix with screen capture. Very frustrating but working it out.

Portlandia

A friend of mine clued me into a new show that’s gone viral online but will be starting up on the IFC channel in the US on Jan. 21. Called “Portlandia,” it’s about folks who live in Portland. I am not sure how they will make a series of a bunch of comedy sketches but I look forward to seeing more episodes anyway. The first episode, especially the opening, reminded me a lot of SL.

Portlandia

I assembled this Portlandia-type outfit (tattoos are covered). First we have a terrific leather jacket from moonbubble Gothly over a striped shirt from Hudsen Armidi (who claims “death” in his profile). Then I wear some great low-slung bell bottoms from Aranel Ah over clogs from Amandine Arai. Tie on a scarf from SySy Chapman, and I am set. The fun part about this outfit is it was so hodgepodge but it came together so nicely for me. I was just feeling the Portland vibe.

Portlandia

A young woman from Portland needs a fresh look (from sleeping late and drinking organic chai from recycled cups wrapped in burlap). Tuli Asturias’ Emma skin is pretty enough to do the job.

Portlandia

And needless to say I am in love this newer hair from Truth Hawks, named after someone I know (I swear). With a color change cap and optional streak, it’s gorgeous and perfect for our Portland girl.

Portlandia

A small disclaimer: I shot these photos using screen capture with shadows in Phoenix. For some reason taking a photo IN the client doesn’t keep the shadows for me.

The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
The tattoo ink never runs dry
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
All the hot girls wear glasses, yeah!
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
Sleep til 11, you’ll be in heaven
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland
The dream is al-ii-ive!

Hair: >TRUTH< Tatum Streaked – caramel by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Emma / tan / bl :: 05 Sweetheart by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Jacket: [ bubble ] Brown Leather Jacket by moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ]

Shirt: (Elephant Outfitters) Sailor Striped Sweater – Black/White by Hudsen Armidi for Armidi

Pants: *BOOM* Seaman Pants pitch by Aranel Ah for *Boom*

Scarf: SYSY’s Comfy scarf – black by SySy Chapman for SySy’s

Shoes: :)(: Babsy Clogs Brown by Amandine Arai for :)(: PIXELFASHION

P.S. IF you watch the episode I link, tell me that Colin the chicken is not akin to a Sion chicken.

Say a Little Prayer

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair, now,
And wondering what dress to wear, now,
I say a little prayer for you

Say a Little Prayer

Whenever I hear the song “Say a Little Prayer,” I think about the woman in the song—a pretty young Marlo Thomas type (even though it’s always an African-American woman singing it.. hmm) with white Mary Jane platform heels and a jar of bobby pins on her dresser and nylons hanging to dry in her little apartment. But who is she saying a prayer for and where is he? She goes off to work on the bus, has a coffee break, and says a prayer for him. He’s on her mind. Considering the song came out in 1967, I am guessing he is away at war. Of course, Burt Bacharach wrote the song—he was the master of catching the zeitgeist of his age and rolling it into a catchy pop tune.

This outfit really has nothing to do with the song except I was hearing Aretha Franklin singing it when I took the photos, and the kind of retro jacket from monica Outlander with its big buttons and oversized Peter Pan-shaped collar and my little plaid mini skirt from Anyusha Lilienthal seem a little 60s. (Now the front cut up to there on the jacket, the drawstring waist on the skirt and the decidedly 2010s technology of sculpties is hardly 60s. Come to think of it, remember when polyester was the new space age material in the 60s. I consider sculpties our polyester—wait until meshes come. We’re gonna seem so old fashioned!)

Say a Little Prayer

I have donned one of Tuli Asturias’ revised Eva skins. It seems she has extracted the lip colors and cleavages to put them on a tattoo layer to match the tattoo layer technology of SL. I have also tried on one of her simple eyeliners, sold for a reasonable price. If you’re going to wear her skins, might as well grab the tattoo layers.

Say a Little Prayer

My darling believe me,
For me there is no one
But you.

~ “Say a Little Prayer” as sung by Aretha Franklin.

Hair: >TRUTH< Riley – java by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Eva / sunkissed / br :: 03 Lavish with [:T:] Eyeliner 3 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Jacket: Miamai_Lenore Purple by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Top: :. WoE .: Manda Butterfly Tank (Purple) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: *

Skirt with Tights: Ibizarre Kayla Mini Skirt – Vichy Mauve by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre *

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Fascinating Purple Diamond Earring by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Bracelet: Ear Candy ~ Fascinating Purple Bangles by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Boots: Ugh – Lilac by Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers Creepers

Future Club

“Turn me on with your electric feel…”

Future Club

First I start with an outfit from Sascha Frangilli. Her outfit is for a lady who wants to go out to the clubs but isn’t a cute little young thing. In fact, I find her outfits perfect for a fully matured woman (not old.. just not young). They are sexy without being slutty, pretty without being twee. Sascha often uses this bolero-sculpty combo to its best advantage and in this outfit, it matches up with several different bodice choices. I have chosen to style the outfit in a more futuristic look.

Future Club

I got the look with a great hair from lat Oh. I have blogged her work before but Tatum Perenti convinced me to go back and get yet another hair from her, and I chose this porcupine-looking do to push this elegant club look into another century. Add to it this almost ethereal skin from Lion Jonesford and we no longer have your run-of-the-mill dressed-up-in-a-spangly bolero look.

Future Club

Finally, these boots from ono Zinner. With this super fantastic needle-thin heel and zippers running all the way up the back, you can’t get much sexier or impossibly futuristic. (Yes, someday technology will let us balance on needles.)

Future Club

Do what you feel now
Electric feel now

~ “Electric Feel” by MGMT

Hair: MIRROR / CB Class 4 / Black (r) by lat Oh for MIRROR

Skin: NOVA pale 10  -LionSkins by Lion Jonesford for LionSkins

Outfit: SAS – Dark Candy by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs *

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

Belt: !Rfyre Ank Belt. Black, Womens by SC Tracy for House of RFyre *

Boots: :)(: Ultimate Boots black 2.0.x by ono Zinner for [Neurolab Inc.], also available at PixelFashion

Retraction: I credited the Ultimate Boots to both onoZinner and amandine Arai. In actuality, ono Zinner is the sole creator of these fabulous boots.

Lazy Sunday

It’s a lazy Sunday—nowhere to go, a cup of coffee, a newspaper, NPR on my iPad.

Lazy Sunday

On a morning like this, you can’t help but be happy for all you have. Swaffette Firefly sure makes me happy with this cozy but sexy robe. She has combined sculpty prims and system pieces in a skilled manner. Instead of giving us a frumpy torso prim, she uses the skirt layer to make the bottom of the robe and puts a sculpty belt on. She uses prims to make the cozy wrinkled sleeves.

Lazy Sunday

My guy (read: me as a boy) likes his cozy robe too. Swaffette manages what many don’t—she provides beautiful and useful fashions for both men and women. And a men’s robe looks like a man would wear it—it’s just as sexy on him as on her. These robes are no copy/transfer, so I can see buying a set and giving one to your sweetheart. Valentine’s is just around the corner ;)

Lazy Sunday

I got my skin from Al Vulo after seeing a similar on another avatar. I have gone back and forth about Al Vulo. There is something a little too much about it and I can’t put my finger on it—too much sheen, too much makeup, too much color? I chose this skin for its more subtle makeup and great eyebrows. Al Vulo’s almost there for me—almost.

Lazy Sunday

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen. ~ Irving Babbitt

On her:

Hair: >TRUTH< Eva – cranberry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: al vulo- berta* natural 2 tan by Hlin Bluebird for al vulo

Robe with Slippers: sf design bathrobe red – hers by swaffette Firefly for sf design *

Newspaper: ILLClan Prop Shop – Newspaper by illclan Kristan for ILLClan Prop Shop

Coffee: Coffee with Steam by Dan Medici

On him (who Raven calls “the Old Spice guy”):

Skin: 04b Dark-Tan Skin -Tyson-/goatee+base+nobodyhair  *REDGRAVE* by Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE

Shape: Sophistishapes – LLOYD bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes (modified)

Robe with Slippers: sf design bathrobe teal  his by swaffette Firefly for sf design *

Go Packers!!!