All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one [wo]man in [her] time plays many parts, [her] acts being seven ages. ~ William Shakespeare
My seventh rez day crept up on me today. I didn’t realize it until Stephen pointed it out to me, and then I blushed, realizing it was true. I have done the math and realize I am in my prime! (If there are four sunrises and sunsets per 24 hours, then it would be four days per 365 days, 365 days per year would make me 28 years old. I’ll take it!) I have enjoyed some celebrations already. Jaynine Scarborough, the wondrous amazing voice from Berlin, sang me an over-the-top Happy Rezday at her show that brought tears to my eyes. I reminisced with IronGut McAllister about when he DJ’d my first rez day. I got an amazing poem written for me. As Jaynine would sing, “It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!” And despite the title, I don’t seem to be going anywhere.
In my seven years in SL, one of the most wonderful things that has emerged is the explosion of content available to consumers. No, folks, businesses don’t fail in SL because of content theft or because of lack of support from LL; they fail because the competition has become fierce and you have to provide great content with a tight business model. My look today includes some of the best designers in SL who created pieces for the 100 Block and a hungry shopping community.
First start with Cynthia Ultsch’s short jean jacket. I was so thrilled when I saw this come out. She has made it short to work with many different mesh outfits, open to show a little decolletage and open enough to accommodate different sizes in front. I fit it over Datrip Blackbart’s little rock n roll bustier (this can be found at his shop) and then wore that with Moonbubble Gothly’s high-waisted mini, where the material in the skirt goes up rather than down. I have to say I wore bustier and skirt out and got a lot of compliments. Of course the compliments may have come from wearing Gospel Voom’s high heeled Mary Janes from FaMESHed with their frilly ankle socks. In fact, I think for my compliment-givers, these were a delectable deciding factor.
Cruella Pennell often amazes me with her other-vision hair styles and her style and hairbases for 100 Block are no exception. With an intricately shaved texture, the hair base’s swirls correspond with my skirt while my long locks on top, tossed to the side, give my look height and movement. Limited edition earrings from Ganymede Galaxy from Limited Bazaar give me a touch of Wastelands with filament inside the glass bulb hanging off a gear. And the luscious skin Sawsan Secretspy is selling at 100 Block, is pretty and soft but has enough grit with the darkly lined eyes to make the look work.
Thank you, my dear treasured friends in SL. You know who you are, many of you who have been with me throughout this second life. Here’s to many more!
Hair: a: anaxilea: pitch black by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at the 100 Block *
Hairbase: a: shaved damask: grey shades by Cruella Pennell for Adoness, available at the 100 Block *
Skin: .::WoW skins::. Nawra Darktan 04 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the 100 Block *
Eyes: pearl – columbia – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *
Jacket: [Cynful] Cropped Denim Jacket by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the 100 Block *
Top: Legal Insanity – tori rocker top leather zebra by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity *
Skirt: [ bubble ] Highwaisted Skirt by Moonbubble Gothly for [bubble], available at the 100 Block *
Earrings: Aesthetica Filament Earing by Ganymede Galaxy for Aesthetica, available at the Limited Bazaar
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left by Siddean Munro for Slink
Nail appliers: Nailed It – Metals Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Patent by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at FaMESHed *
Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)