Alma

Alma

Alma, she’s a waitress in her parent’s restaurant in Jamaica, Iowa. Called “Nacho’s,” it would seem it advertised what it sells but it was truly named after her father, Ignacio, whom they called “Nacho” for short. Her parents opened the restaurant after they moved to Iowa, and she was born in Des Moines and raised in Jamaica.

This is what Alma wants you to know: yes, she is a US Citizen and no, she doesn’t speak a lick of Spanish. She says “warsh” instead of “wash” just like every other person in Guthrie County. The tacos her dad makes for the farmers? He uses Taco Bell seasoning he buys in bulk. The tortillas are made in a factory in Des Moines from true blue Iowan wheat and corn. Her parents—Ignacio and Rosita Flores—moved here from Texas, where they were both born.

When she was a little girl, Alma wanted straight thick blonde hair and blue eyes just like her friend, Justine, which much closer to being a real princess than she was with her kinky brown hair and brown skin. Until she went away to school at the University of Iowa, she didn’t even put a name to her difference but now she knows what she is—Chicana. And her dream is to leave Iowa someday and find out what that really means. For now she helps Rosita and Ignacio with Nacho’s, serving up tacos and burritos to hungry farmers and laughing with them when they ask for her green card.

Alma

This was Alma’s Cinco de Mayo outfit this year—a short top and colorful skirt, which was perfect on unusually warm May evening. (By the way.. Cinco de Mayo? Totally American. Sells a lot of tacos.) Her top, from Mala Oh, features and orange bodice and sleeves with ties, making it look very light and comfortable. Her skirt is a colorful ethnic piece she got in Iowa City, made by Trill Zapatero to benefit Afghan women. (Visit Trill’s store in world to find out more and see a virtual Afghanistan. All proceeds from sales go to the “Revolutionary Association of the Woman of Afghanistan” (RAWA).) Her shoes are also from Trill, however I was able to fit them OVER Siddean Munro’s bare feet by using the “add” feature available in V2 and Firestorm. No longer do you need to wear system feet because of multiple attachment.

Alma

Alma is made possible by the artistry of Anzhela Karsin. I have been fascinated with this set of skins and their opportunity for making beautiful women of color in world. This time I wore the skin over my own shape and Alma was born. My hair is a beautiful kinky masterpiece from Keri Clip.

Alma

“No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country…we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us.” ~ Luis Valdez

Hair: [Detour] Torrid – Brown – Hair by Keri Clip for [Detour]

Skin: Rhianna with eyes ultra smokey by Anzhela Karsin for Angel Rock Skins *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Bronze (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: .:A&M:. Boho Chic Mini Top – Orange-Red – Culture Shock’11 by Mala Oh for .:A&M:. *

Skirt: BoHo HoBo-Banjara long skirt 2 by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo

Belt: *::UM::* Stone change_Belt by Umeko Shan for *::Ume Mode::* (no longer available)

Earrings: [ glow ] Studio – Folk Green Drop Earrings by Jocelyn Anatine for [ glow ]

Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Low by Siddean Munro for SLink

Shoes: BoHo HoBo Sandals by Trill Zapatero for BoHo HoBo

Summer Break

Summer’s almost over. We could feel a chill in the air (already) this weekend when we were outside. The weather was lovely today, however, so I made sure I got outside.

Summer Break

Of course on a day like today—a little chilly, a little relaxed—we are not wearing evening dresses around the sim. I opted for this cute top from Acid & Mala Creations. I liked its simplicity and sexiness.

Summer Break

I show them with jeans from Zaara Kohime. She is known for her beautiful Indian-inspired clothing, but she also does some great jeans for women and men. These light blue jeans are worn in and fit me as if I have owned them for years.

Summer Break

I slipped on some shoes from Mai Runo. These kickabouts have no base shoe, they are so versatile. She has them in several colors and some really great boots. It’s a small store but well worth a visit.

Summer Break

Finally, I can’t say enough about Maeve Mortlock’s Ear Candy jewelry. Every purchase is a mere 59L. She makes the kind of earrings I want in RL—handmade of beads and trinkets, not too ostentatious. I am showing one of Lorac’s newest skins in the Valeries line. The subtlety of the makeup really appeals to me. Hair is from Miel—a really terrific updo I will wear again and again.

Shot on location at Avant Garde. Stream is Radio Paradise.

Summer Break

The livin’ is easy:

Hair: MIEL BM HAIR –red 1 by Miel Nirvana for MIEL

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Wheat/Blueberry AUB by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Top: >M<_Silky White Top by Mala Oh for .: Acid & Mala Creations:.

Bottom: Zaara : Jeans {classic} *blue* by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}

Jewelry: Ear Candy ~ Jade Couture Earrings and Necklace by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Bracelets: Made by me. Not available ;)

Shoes: [ON] petanko cross camel by Mai Runo for [0N] ZERO NUMBER