Virtually Freudian

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

Oh Argentina

I secretly harbor a desire to go to Buenos Aires. I can’t explain it. Maybe it’s an article I read a couple years ago in Slate saying Buenos Aires now is like Paris in the 20s. Maybe it’s reading about the tango so much and the beautiful words of Jorge Luis Borges. Maybe it’s from watching too many Argentinian movies and TV shows. I think Buenos Aires is my other Berlin. (Of course, this is a lot of idealization. I have a friend who lives there who would probably laugh at me.)

Oh Argentina

Women in Buenos Aires are beautiful (like aforementioned friend) and cosmopolitan. But they bring a bit of the ranch with them to their fashion. I thought this outfit would do well in Argentina, which is, as you recall, in the middle of summer this time of year. A short skirt with leggings from yurio Ellils and a crocheted camisole from Umeko Shan (over a skin tone bra from Annyka Bekkers) gives a great funky look for a sporty Argentinian girl.

Oh Argentina

Women in South America are not all dark haired with dark eyes. Many beauties there have blonde or brown hair, and so our beauty has a light brown hair, cut short and cute with a little barrette. The new group gift from Tricky Boucher is a perfect skin—a little tan for the summer but not too dark with light brown brows.

Oh Argentina

The boots? Made of several animal pieces including leather uppers and a feathered and furred leg. These boots from yorinminaty Beresford were too fun and funky to pass up and in SL, no animals ever get hurt in the making of boots.

Oh Argentina

Don’t cry for me….

Hair: :::{{trico}}::: ADELE (auburn) by miyu Paule for :::{{trico}}:::

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Sk group gift by Tricky Boucher for Belleza

Top: *::UM::*  Crochet set A vol2 by Umeko Shan for UmeMode

Skirt and leggings: Denim_No.30 by yurio Ellils for *VERONICA*

Bra: *blowpop* Yvette – nude  bra 1 by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Jewelry: Mariposa: Jewels: Aubade Reloaded! – Jade by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa (no longer available)

Belt: MP Hippie Belt ~ Brown Leather by Moxie Polano for Moxie Polano’s Haute Couture

Boots: (yorim’s F)lFeather >< Fur boots(=FOOT=one_size) by yoriminaty Beresford for yorim

Kinetic

There is something so attractive about a disaffected girl to some. She is a bundle of pent up potential with nowhere to put it, kinetic energy waiting to release itself on the world. Today’s Valentine roams the grid with a cigarette in her hand and a smartass comment always at the ready. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch her in a moment of vulnerability, and that is what makes her such a find.

Ennui

If you’re lucky enough to find this Valentine, this might be the best gift for her—bra and panties from Annyka Bekkers. Simple, young, it’s not the pieces themselves that make the woman but the woman. Annyka makes understated simple lingerie for women who don’t need all the trappings of garters and straps to pull off sexiness. And it takes a great hand at system pieces to pull this off because there is nothing to distract from the essentials of the work. Annyka pulls it off.

Ennui

I show boots from Kookie Lemon—brilliantly sculpted and textured boots for the woman who simply doesn’t have time for nonsense. The laces, the sole, even the socks—everything is exquisitely detailed and shaped. There is no overexaggeration on these boots—they are incredibly authentic. I swear I just stole them from my dad’s garage.

Ennui

I show here the skin born from collaboration between LeeZu Baxter and Lion Jonesford. Get close to this skin. Take some time with it. It’s not an easy one, but neither is our Valentine. But she’s beautiful and unique and incredibly special.

Ennui

“I light the cigarette to put off the journey, to put off all journeys, to put off the entire universe”

Hair: >TRUTH< Kase 2 – chocolate by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: INANNA-VERNISSAGE SUN smokey pure by LeeZu Baxter and Lion Jonesford for LeeZu *

Undies: *blowpop* Cassie Low-rise Boyshorts and Bra Set – Black by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop

Boots: *Kookie* Armarda/ Black Wash by Kookie Lemon for Kookie

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

Posing chair: Diesel Works Modelling Chair by Diesel Rogan for Diesel Works Animations *

Alternative Generosity

Sometimes you see someone in SL do something that just kind of blows you away with its personal effort and generosity. Today I experienced that.

Mr. Maht Wuyts stayed awake 26.2 hours and played alternative and pop music in order to collect money for Heifer International. Supported by several friends including Jasper Halfisch, IsaDaft Trollop, Arcadia Nightfire, and Cajsa Lilliehook, Maht stayed awake the whole time and played just awesome music. I showed up when he was entering hour 24. He said he had not repeated any tunes, and he was STILL playing excellent music. (I said it clearly wasn’t “the grounds at the bottom of the pot” music.)

Could this be the “alternative”? In the end, Maht collected 134,000L almost single-handedly, without a lot of extravaganza, without asking 50 people to give up their time and “play along,” without making it all about him. He simply stayed up 26.2 hours (sitting at a computer), played his extensive and amazing music collection, and spent that time encouraging, charming and cajoling the Linden out of people.

Alternative

So what does a girl wear to  the Velvet when she knows she wants to dance and cough up some money?

Alternative

I opted for this sexy-cute top camisole from Annyka Bekkers paired with tight leather leggings zipped up the backs of the legs from Anyusha Lilienthal.

Alternative

I wrapped little string things from Siyu Suen around my arms and wore some cutie hoops from Shannon Carroll.

Beneath it all was this lovely fresh skin from Fade Lei. What I really like about the skin, besides the very realistic but hand-drawn details (freckles, full pink lips, a little shadow under the eyes), are the tan lines on the skin. There is something so cute and sexy about tan lines from a bikini showing through, I think.

Alternative

I upped the ante on the whole outfit with sky-high ruby stilettos from Tesla Miles.

Alternative

The best kind of generosity:

Hair: +LALA Moon+ Bianca [ Red-Brown ] by RuRu Nagy for +LALA Moon+

Skin: Sophie (Tan 2 – freckles) by Fade Lei for Ugly Duck

Top: *blowpop* Blue Roses – Red Camisole (long) by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop *

Leggings: * Ibizarre Zipper Leggin by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre

Wraps: *~*Cord Wraps: Small/Transfer by Siyu Suen for  *~*Illusions*~*

Earrings: Coquette Heart Slider Earrings by Shannon Carroll for Coquette

Shoes: – TESLA – *Vixen_Desire* (L) ‘ruby’ by Tesla Miles for Tesla

Shameless plug for Maht. He can be heard and seen at The Velvet every Sunday from 3-5 slt.

Today’s Laundry

In honor of yesterday’s blog about “tomorrow’s laundry,” I thought I might show you today’s laundry.

Today's Laundry

I don’t do my laundry at the laundromat. I keep it all at home. In my home studio. In my photosphere. Yeah.

So here I am, setting my hair, doing my laundry in my little feathered mules (cuz every girl has to have those), listening to KCRW and loading this fabulous washer and dryer from Redd Columbia that includes accessories and poses. (I LOVE the stuff at RC Cluster. Go when you need a day of laughter.)

Today's Laundry

I put on these dainties from Annyka Bekkers because they are so sexy and so versatile all at once. Wear the bra underneath a low cut top for a sexy peekaboo or traipse around the house in the set (as I do, clearly). They are great textures—no ghosting in the pieces and well fit to the avatar mesh. Lorac Farella’s subtler Honesty skin from the Altonia line is sexy and fresh.

Today's Laundry

These mules from Melanie Zhao are for every girl in SL who has too many shoes but still needs more. I mean, how often are you going to wear feathered shoes but in the privacy of your sim? I just don’t see them going over well at the Velvet or Franks. But they are perfect with a box of chocolates (or a basket of laundry).

Today's Laundry

“Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem.Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.”

~ Jerry Seinfeld

Hair: Angry Housewife rollers in hair by Leetah Moxie for Curl Up N Dye

Skin: Pulse Skin – Altonia-Honesty by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Bra and panties: *blowpop* Yvette set – Nude by Annyka Bekkers for *blowpop*

Shoes: ~*ZHAO*~ “MOSCOU” by Melanie Zhao for Zhao Shoes

Washer and dryer and all accoutrements: -RC- Clustyclean Stackable Washing Machines (black) by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster