Heroes

Thanks to Kaseido, I am now on last.fm with my iTunes available for all the world to see. If you peek in, you might find me listening to David Bowie’s “Heroes” in Peter Gabriel’s voice (or any one of the other songs off his Gabriel’s new album, the playlist of which was directly lifted from my iTunes. Who the heck would have Bon Iver, Magnetic Fields and Elbow all in one place? I always knew I wanted to marry Peter Gabriel….)

Heroes

While I enjoyed what last.fm threw at me, I doodled around with this blog. I had to get it just right to honor this super groovy outfit from Aurelia Scarpulla. With her mix of photosourcing and drawing, she creates an outfit that is once glam (especially with the silver gloves) but also easy with little muss and fuss. My favorite part is the bejeweled shoulder pad with the sequined tassels. Glam all over! (I would also like to mention here Aurelia’s excellent customer service. A duplicate purchase for me, due to an itchy trigger finger, turned into a quick and pleasant refund after a notecard from me.) I highly encourage you to check this designer’s work.

Heroes

The skin is from Lion Jonesford, a somewhat older version that I bought in an extensive fatpack a month or two ago. (Yes, folks, I tried on 40 skins out of that pack before deciding this is what I want. How is that for dedication to you, my dear readers?) Lion is, hands down, the skin maker I visit when I want something more dramatic, with funky eye makeup or lips. She clearly revels in experimentation with makeups.

Heroes

The best silver texture on the grid can be found on Babette Ultsch’s boots and shoes. I struggled with how to end this outfit—I wanted just the right thing, and silver was it. These boots, with their stylish cuff and brilliant silver texture, end the outfit perfectly. (I really have to tell you all—get over there. Her toe shoes and boots are incredible.)

Heroes

(What if you all find out I have Level 42 on my iTunes by looking at my last.fm? Will I die of embarrassment? Thanks so much, Kas!)

Hair: Exile Voodoo greystone by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile

Skin: LionSkins-SU- sunkiss 8 by Lion Jonesford for LionSkins

Outfit: .wo. mugshots- V by Aurelia Scarpulla for .wardrobe outfitters.

Boots: *KL* Ankle Boots London Silver02 by Babette Ultsch for Kittie’s Lair

Welcome Back, Casja!

One of the members of our fashion bloggers group, Casja, has been literally “away from keyboard” taking care of personal RL stuff. Casja has always been a cheerful and knowledgeable contributor to our group as she is a prolific blogger herself at It’s Only Fashion. Her positive attitude, thoughtful commentary, and kind and generous demeanor has always made SL a better place. Her absence was truly felt. The frequent reports from her BFF Gidge in Plurk assured us she was coming back soon, and now she is back, all I can say is “Welcome Back, Casja!”

While Casja can’t dance in RL yet, I hope she finds an opportunity to do so on SL soon. Her friend Maht (whom she introduced me to) will be having his annual 26.2 hour Mahrathon to raise money for Heifer International’s Honduras Project. This means Maht will sit his butt down at his computer for 26.2 hours to spin tunes to help raise money–all by himself. He does the playlist, he spins the tunes (which are top-class selections), he suffers the consequences to his health and sleep habits. Last year he got $600, which all went to Heifer International. This year he hopes to meet or beat that figure.

The insanity starts at the Velvet (the original alt club in SL) on Friday, December 3 at 2:48 pm SLT (don’t ask me why that time exactly) and will end at 5:00 pm SLT the next day, at which time Maht will retire to his bed and sleep for 14 hours straight. Every donor will receive FREE donated content (last year I got some nice things like a t-shirt and jewelry).

Welcome Back!

In honor of Casja’s return, I put on a party dress—something for going to a club and dancing the night away. Dick Wiesel knows all about a good party with his short, sexy dresses. This one, from his new Nomi series, includes his beautiful grungy denim textures and a clever prim at the bust that makes the top look like it’s stretched across (as opposed to clinging to the avatar) plus a sexy tie in back. I love the belt with its double buckles on each side.

Welcome Back!

My skin is from Nena Janus’ newest line, and it’s a stunner in this coloring. I would say that our girl’s self-satisfied smile here is because she looks so darn good. I really like how Nena renders the makeup on the face, the beautiful collarbone, the almost sensuous body features. Nothing is over-dodged, which I am seeing a lot in skins these days but shimmers with a pretty sunkissed glow.

The hair is a new one from Truth Hawks, called Joey. I love its punk look. I tried it on yesterday when I was styling my guy, thinking “Joey” was for a men’s hair. It didn’t look right on my guy but it looks smashing on my girl.

Welcome Back!

My boots are from a new line by Sissy Pessoa. They come in plain colors or exotic skins like this brown python you see here. With the sassily tied ribbon of leather around the ankle, the stiletto heel and side zip, and the gorgeous toe, this boot is sure to make your wardrobe sexier just by being there.

Welcome Back!

“Harper suggested I say [Casja’s] the peanut butter to my jelly, which is patently ridiculous, as everyone knows I’m the allergen and she’s the sweet one.” ~ Maht Wuyts

Hair: >TRUTH< Joey Streaked – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -Grape- by Nena Janus for *League* *

Dress: :. WoE .: Nomi Twain Jean Dress (Frost) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .:  *

Bangles: *YS&YS* Bone Bangles L by Monyka Benelli for *YS&YS*

Boots: Baiastice_Bow-back Ankle Boots-brown pyton by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *

21st Century Flapper

In the 1920s, flappers were young women who dressed in a certain style (typically a bob, a thin columnar dress reminisced of Greek fashion, ruby red bow lips and the high heels with the chunky soles that were the fashion of the time). They were a new sort of woman—more liberated than their sisters, more apt to having a good time and flaunting their new sexual powers. It was a sign of the times.

21st Century Flapper

I’m dressed in a sweet little dress that doesn’t quite fit the flapper image. (I see it being a little more 50s-influenced than 20s.) That doesn’t mean a flapper in the 21st century—a postmodern flapper—couldn’t wear it. Made by Jill Lemon, this cute ensemble comes complete with lacy skirt and tights, cuffed three-quarter length sleeves, and cute bowed gloves.

21st Century Flapper

The skin is another from the Julie series by Mallory Cowen. I’m having a hard time taking them off with their sweet full bowed lips and glowing skin. I wear a cloche hat over a modified bob from Bubbles Clawtooth. The bob, a haircut originated from “bobbing” a young woman’s low-tied ponytail so the back hair was in an even line with the front, gets a reworking into a longer style here.Tiffy Vella’s vintage beads mix in well with the outfit.

21st Century Flapper

Finally we have a pair of “Victorian” ankle boots from Elven Dreamscape. With the close attention to the stitching and laces, the boots are a piece of virtual art.

21st Century Flapper

The bee’s knees:

Hair: Clawtooth: Roaring 20’s (Long) – Sunset by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 05 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Dress: *+*JILL*+*LCD by Jill Lemon for *+*JILL*+*

Necklace: Eclectica_Jazz_celadon_long beads by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Boots: Juicy Victorian Ankle Boot – Squid Ink by Elven Dreamscape for Juicy *