Virtually Freudian

6 06 2011

Virtually Freudian

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. ~ Sigmund Freud

Virtually Freudian

What would Freud think of SL? What would Ralph Steadman’s crotchety old Freud think of SL, that is? All dreams fulfill an unconscious wish–which does our fantasy girl fulfill today? View her unveiled sexuality undercut with its bold, almost masculine attitude, from the skater knee pads to the insouciant vest, and imagine what Freud is thinking now. This ensemble will challenge both Daddy and the object of transference with its wantonness. (Imagine that on your couch!)

Virtually Freudian

Freud would marvel at the nomenclature we use for pieces in SL: skins, “attachments,” tattoos, alphas…. The question really is, can we feel comfortable in someone else’s skin? This skin is a sensuous and smoky but youthful visage—our Dora grown up perhaps. With its glossy nude lips and gorgeously rendered body, Dora turned out to be quite a beauty. The latest hair from chiaki Xue completes the look with its insolent bangs-in-the-face and careless waves.

Virtually Freudian

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?” ~ Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

Hair: *Dura-Boy20*(Dark Brown)resize by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: I ALEIDA I SUMIKO – smoked eyes (nat) (no cleav. & no hb) by Aleida Rhodes for Aleida *

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

Outfit: Delirium Style – LadyG US by Christel Morane for Delirium *

Bra: *blowpop* Cassie – Black Triangle Bra by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Lithograph by Ralph Steadman





Days Away

24 05 2011

My computer decided to up and quit the other day with nary a goodbye to warn me—it just beeped and died. Rather than arguing with it, I took it immediately to Computer Gallery and let Phil mess with it—Phil, the miracle worker. He finished it at 5 pm this evening and called and said, “Get it or it’s here til Tuesday.” I was there in a flash.

I was in a funk the entire time. While I could deal with not having access for a few days (in part because I could still read my email from my iPad), it was slowing sinking in that all the data on my computer might be lost. I didn’t care about my photos from SL as much as I cared about photos of last Christmas. My knitting patterns could be replaced; the video of my kid’s sing-a-long couldn’t. When you’re severed from technology, you suddenly appreciate what matters in life.

Days Away

I had done these photos before the big crash (which is called The Crash of 2011, not to be confused with The Panic of 2010, wherein Phil did slay a virus). I was pretty psyched to show this little pantsuit from Neferia Abel, part of her new summer line. (And I was gonna be one of the first to show it… bah.) Neferia has always been known for her elegance, attention to detail and RL fashion history, and her exquisite textures. This is another I love the antiqued floral print and fluttery ruffled leg and bodice. It’s comfy, cute but also unusual—the print dresses this up quite a bit.

Days Away

I show it with one of AvaGardner Kungler’s new jewelry sets. Ava first explored the “earth” and has now moved on to the “ocean” in her inspiration. She calls her work “statement jewelry,” and that’s precisely what is. This is not work for a shrinking violet or a Barbie wannabe with its piles of baubles and links. My hair is a cute pigtail ‘do from Helyanwe Vindaloo—she has fantastic blondes and my skin is an interesting look from Irishka Hotshot, offered at the Fashion Garret.

Days Away

What was it? Dunno.. he reseated the heat sink and reinstalled the operating system, and I honestly think that was it. SL creates some heat in there ;)

Hair: .ploom. Eva – Dirty by Helyanwe Vindaloo for .ploom.

Skin: [IREN]-=Barbara=- for TFG by Irishka Hotshot for [IREN]

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

Outfit: L’Abel-Country chic –Summer brown pantsuit by Neferia Abel for L’Abel *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Perolas – cream necklace and earrings by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: I ALEIDA I Busoga ballerina by Aleida Rhode for Aleida





Every Day is Mother’s Day

8 05 2011

I am a mother, which is not news to many. My son, who is 8 years old, is the coolest, most wonderful, most excellent child in the world (except when he’s sassy). As I have explained to him, he exists to be hugged and kissed, loved and adored. I am incredibly lucky to be in a position to love him and take care of him without undue stress or difficulty and he really is a good kid (which is no reflection on my mothering—I think he was swapped at birth). A lot of people pay lip service to motherhood on Mother’s Day; not my kid—he reminds me every day that it’s worth the effort.

Every Day is Mother's Day

So today is a casual look for Mom—cardigan and jeans. This goes to prove that it doesn’t have to look frumpy. Starting with a thin-gauge cardigan over a peek-a-boo camisole from Emma Gilmour, this look can get a mom kind of workout. Jeans are a black-tinted casual pair from Aleida Rhode and Dolce Blackflag’s new boots complete the look so that utility becomes fashionable.

Every Day is Mother's Day

This fresh and lovely skin from aida Ewing is a sophisticated but not overdone look for Mom and Truth Hawks’ newest long hair is a great style for a casual day. A pretty necklace and earrings from Mouse Mimistrobell accessorizes Mom perfectly.

Every Day is Mother's Day

Me: What does Mom always say to you? (I expected him to say, “I love you.”)
My kid: Go to college!

Hair: >TRUTH< Clementine – cocoa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Mary Natural – B TDR 29 by aida Ewing for -Glam Affair-

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Sweater with top: [SC] Surf Couture – Kettle Corn Cardigan – Dew by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Jeans: I ALEIDA I Icon jeans w. waist (pants) – used black by Aleida Rhode for I ALEIDA I

Jewelry: Dark Mouse Steeplechase Pearl Necklace – Silver and Dark Mouse Steeplechase Pearl Earrings – Silver by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Boots: (Romance) Meadow Boot . Olive . Black Straps by Dolce Blackflag for PixelDolls *

Poses: “Daisy” by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works *







EMO-tions at Fashion for Life

25 02 2011

The underlying industry in SL is RP. It seems everyone has an alt that dips into a little role playing when the first second life is boring or some fantasy playtime is needed. It really defeats the purpose of RP if you can’t dress up from head to toe; it seems proper costuming is essential for good RP. Mirja Mills started her business catering to the RP class with wonderfully textured kilts and accessories. She expanded it to hair and pursued hair as her main product with beautifully drawn and constructed outfits as a secondary offering.

EMO-tions at Fashion for Life

Mirja is participating in Fashion for Life for the first time this year. Though she is from Germany, she appreciates the efforts of the American Cancer Society around the world and accordingly, she has upped her sponsorship to VIP level in order to put her support behind RFL. In addition, she has also made new content—amazing content. These two dresses will be offered with hair and boots as a full outfit with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Mirja said she saw an outfit in a photo and was instantly inspired. From the roses along the neckline to the posture collar and corset, Mirja piles joy upon joy. The fabrics in the skirt in their melange of textures is pure art. Mirja’s considerable talent shines through with these offerings—considerably different than we think about her work, perhaps, with their lightness and joy.

EMO-tions at Fashion for Life

This darker dress will also be offered with the hair base and hair. Mirja knows how to make mystery and sexy collide in a most perfect gothic representation. From the sweet buns with their little tendrils hanging down to the sexy translucency of the top to the rich abundance of the skirt, this outfit will suit those of you who want a darker look.

EMO-tions at Fashion for Life

The core of Mirja’s talent is in her unique textures and wild styles (appropriate for RP). If you want long, she has long but she also has absurdly long, which suits the fantasy of RP avatars. She has long but it’s long wild with wisps floating around as they would on a woman or man who has been engaged in heavy-duty action. She has recently worked on her hair textures and has come out with a set of curly styles that are really exciting.

EMO-tions at Fashion for Life

Mirja will be one of the many designers at the Fashion for Life, March 12-22, SL’s biggest fashion fair on 9 sims hosted by the American Cancer Society and SL’s Relay for Life.

Photo 1:

  • Skin: I ALEIDA I Inga SUNKISS – make up 7 by Aleida Rhode for Aleida, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Outfit (including hair and boots!): .:EMO-tions:. * VIVA * rose by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 2:

  • Skin: I ALEIDA I Inga SUNKISS – make up 7 by Aleida Rhode for Aleida, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Outfit (including hair and boots!): .:EMO-tions:. * VIVA * by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 3:

  • Skin: -Glam Affair – Nina V-Day 01by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Outfit (including hair): .:EMO-tions:. * IMMACOLATA * by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 4:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SARAH * /blonde by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: : HS : Spirit : Rapture : Violet Delight (C / DB) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick, FFL Store Sponsor







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