Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox

“My goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get my audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of silly putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities….” ~ Scott Bradlee from the Postmodern Jukebox website

Postmodern Jukebox

One of my favorite discoveries on YouTube recently has been Postmodern Jukebox. A gentleman named Scott Bradlee rearranges popular pop tunes in different genres. For example, a doo wop version of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” or a vintage 1940s version of Selena Gomez’ “Come and Get It.” He has some brilliant fellow musicians perform with him—his lead singer is great. Hearing the raunchy lyrics sung in these forms is hilarious as well.

This outfit has a tinge of the postmodern to it. Start with this sheer top from Julliette Westerburg, which she is offering at Collabor88. The brilliance of the top is that it ends just right so you can wear it with other mesh pieces. It fits wonderfully with Paul Lapointe’s new mesh skirt with color change HUD designed by his amazing wife, Bastchild Lotus. The skirt comes with a HUD for 20 different colors and then you can add on this hud for 8 more styles:

Postmodern Jukebox

I love the thin belt, the high waist, the leather-textured panels. Paul and Bast are all about the details, which is what makes this a great piece and an excellent deal (all those colors in one skirt).

Babychampagne Sass is contributing a pair of high fashion, sexy shoes for the SL Fashion Week, which make this look complete. The fashionable red sole (evocative of a Laboutin shoe), the buckles and straps, and of course the stiletto heel give this look an edgy quality, especially when I pair it with Maxi Gossamer’s skull ring for Collabor88.

Postmodern Jukebox

Finally I wear Aida Ewing’s new skin for Collabor88, part of a set that includes wild makeups and then a plainer look—a two-fer bargain for an already low price! Mr. Truth Hawks gives us his new hair with a HUD. A menu of color choices allows the user to choose the shade she wants while keeping her inventory clear of a bazillion prims. Thank you, Truth!

Postmodern Jukebox

I am stuntin’ and flossin’ and
Savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain, bitch

~ “Thrift Shop” from Macklemore and Ryan as done by Postmodern Jukebox

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Rocky – Browns by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Glam Affair – Shanna ( Europa ) Clean ( Brown ) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: .::Mother Goose’s::.eye2013/charcoal brwon_M by milok Hermit for .::Mother Goose’s::., available at Season’s Story

Blouse: -tb- Short Sleeve Blouse – Grey by Julliette Westerburg for Tres Blah, available at Collabor88

Skirt: L&B S’wear (XS) “Pencil Skirt” FatPack with ADD ON HUD L&B “Pencil Skirt” Animal Print by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Glasses: Bubblez Design- Unisex Glasses by Milo Bubble for Bubblez Design

Ring: MG – Rings – Dream Angel Skull Ring – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands Elegant1 S Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers (Europa) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nail appliers: Orc Inc. Fingernails – Glitter Split Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}IT girl (L)shining black in by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the SL Fashion Week *

Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *

The Agent

The Agent

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

The Agent

Seven years of being a real estate agent in a very tough market told her all she needed to know. This wasn’t one of those click-the-box-and-rent 50 different views. This was a place on one of the hottest sims in the grid. You couldn’t just show up in your newbie, furry costume, still dancing because you tp’d in the middle of ‘80s night at your favorite club. No, you had to dress the part of the fashionable estate manager. The client (not “customer,” not “renter,” not even “resident”) had to feel like the sim would always be up, always be lag free, and always be fabulous.

She dressed stylishly in an ensemble from SamanthaSJones, a set that showed her daringness with print and color and her stylishness with a silhouette that was womanly and sexy. Of course, in SL, a low cut, decolletage-revealing top is standard to show cleavage, so this top suits the look. Black pearls from Maxi Gossamer give a touch of class to the ensemble as do matching nails from Giela Delpaso. Gospel Voom’s latest slingbacks with their high heel and sexy ankles were a must.

The Agent

The house is Barnesworth Anubis’ latest with sliding doors surrounding a private courtyard. For a lived-in feel, furniture from Cherelle Capra (the elegant tea house set) and Cory Edo (the gray upholstered chairs) fill the space, giving the client some feeling of how it may look.

Tricky Boucher’s skin has a polished appearance (and terrific cleavage). She found that men always buy when she has short hair—they find it sexy and appealing. So this cut from Dura makes her look stylish and sexy.

The Agent

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*42(Black) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Mya SK WCF by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: pearl – java blast – medium bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Lets Get Loud by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Pure Sales Room *

Necklace and earrings: MG – Necklace and Earrings – Alexa Black Choker Pearls by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Handbag: {{BSD Design Studio}}milano handbag-pink by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Hands:Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 S Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: -Belleza- Slink Hands – SK by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Nail appliers: Nailed It – Bright Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Paris Peeptoe – Patent Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *

House: [ba] atherwood home by Barnesworth Anubis for barnesworth anubis, available at The Liaison Collective Garden

Furniture: [CIRCA] Pkg – AYUMU – Teahouse Sitting Set – in Sunset (Blog) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Genre *

Chairs: Trompe Loeil – Thrift Shop Accent Chairs Gray Exclusives [mesh] by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at the Thrift Shop *

Table: -Table-Happy Labor Day2013 by Quark Fallen for ISOVII (group gift)

Poses by Luth Brodie for Reel Expression (no longer available)

The Collector

The Collector

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton

The Collector

If SL is a fantasy world, than my fantasy is to be an art collector. In fact, at one time, I indulged in that fantasy and had my own little person gallery of art I had collected, but now I just enjoy it in my own home. I found that I could be a fantasy art collector at a new site called curiator.com (apply for an invite), in which people can exchange their favorite art and build a collection, perhaps finding more by their favorite artists and learning about new artists. Consider it a Pinterest for fine art. (I am Harper Beresford on there as well—find me.)

For this blog entry, I imagined an art collector with a country home—a modern villa with plenty of wall space for hanging paintings and sketches and photographs. (I do realize art encompasses more than this, but indulge me here.) I pulled some pieces from my collection on curiator.com and put them up on the walls and went to town with new items from FaMESHed and Collabor88.

The Collector

Cory Edo has made a collection for FaMESHed with a sort of postmodern bent. With suggestions of earlier periods, she mixes funky with traditionalism, modernist curvy lines with varied surfaces to offer a set that seems eclectic and pulled together all at once. The furniture features a variety of PG, and if you choose to upgrade, adult poses which will make it very versatile. And I even snuck in BabyChampagne Sass’s modern trunk (as my art collector travels back and forth quite a bit).

The Collector

Putting this collection in the villa that Cory is offering at Collabor88 was a no-brainer. It all fit together. The villa itself has a large open space with two rooms off the main space and three levels climbing up. She offers it in a shadowed white, which you can customize to your pleasure. I tinted the floor and several walls to pop color in our art collector’s house and give a tension to this modern but homey space. As always she offers privacy settings, pull down blinds, and locks on the doors so art thieves can’t creep in.

The Collector

Tya Fallingbridge’s dining room set at FaMESHed is a gorgeous addition to this house. With color change built into the table and credenza and changeable fabrics on the chairs, it’s entirely customizable. The modern lines of the chairs and credenza compliment the more traditional round table and provide a handsome or beautiful look to a dining room (depending on your styling).

The Collector

Our art collector is, of course, eclectic and stylish and I tried to show this with a black pantsuit that Spooky Mistwallow has made for the Black Fair. Coupled with strappy stylish shoes from TeamRedgrave (made orange to pop), the look is sleek but also colorful, especially with Maxi Gossamer’s Limited Bazaar jewelry. Funky nails from Giela Delpaso mix it up in this colorful assemblage.

The Collector

I used the elegant gold shadowed skin from Izzie Button, a feature at the Black Fair, as my palette. With dark brows and sleekly lined eyes, the skin has a neutral lip, perfect for our art collector. And a casual wavy flip from Chiaki Xue completes the look—she doesn’t want to look contrived.

The Collector

We have art in order not to die of the truth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*45(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Izzie’s – Kaelyn Skin pale DB (gold) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Skyfall (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Outfit: :KR: Glamstreet Pantsuit – Black by Spooky Mistwallow for Kastle Rock, available at the Black Fair *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelet – Tarifa Neon by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Limited Bazaar *

Shoes: – Shoes Grace – 12colors R / REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

House:

Trompe Loeil – Modern Villa by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Collabor88 *

Furniture:

Trompe Loeil – Oceania Brights Collection by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at FaMESHed *

[PM]Pixel Mode – Cohen Dining Set by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed *

{{BSD Design studio}}Model offshore luggage brown by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at SL Fashion Week *

::PopArt:: Iwanca Lux vase by Fionna Cale for PopArt

:CP: Vita’s Lamp by Isla Gealach for Cheeky Pea

Rug Pale Paradise **Sweet Sorrows** by Colette Charleville for Sweet Sorrows

Pixelated Petals- Zen Bowl Set  and Pixelated Petals- Glass block vase w/orchids by Miko Omegamu for Pixelated Petals

MESHWORX – Flute Floor Lamp v3b (Mod/copy Only) by Loz Hyde for Meshworx

Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Lamps Gold & White by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Wedge Table Lamp by Kaerri Rae by Kaerri Rae for Kaerri

Medallion Rug by Szabo Horn, no longer available

Art by:

Robert Rauschenberg

Michael Wolf

David Hochbaum

Jeremy Geddes

Richard Avedon

Hiroshi Yoshida

Oleg Dou

Banksy

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams

Ripple Effect

Funny how you meet a new person and it ripples through your life. Suddenly you are thinking of something you discussed and it affects how you do something else or it comes back to you days later while you are doing something else. It’s a ripple effect, when a new person enters your life. And it’s a ripple effect when you do something good for others. A positive push to the world.

Having put in my little bit for the day, let me show you this sexy ensemble, mostly made of stuff from the Black Fair, which is opening today. Start with this sexy dress from Cynthia Ultsch. Cynthia favors curviness over anything and this dress has it in spades with a sexy shape and gorgeous color. I accessorized with a new mesh belt from Mirja Mills and pearls that Maxi Gossamer is offering at the Black Fair. BabyChampagne Sass is offering these studded heels at the Black Fair as well.

Ripple Effect

My sexy skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s lovely exclusive for the Black Fair. With sensual glossy lips and a heavily lined cat eye, it’s arresting. My long hair is one of Truth Hawk’s new releases. I chose the fade in teal to work with the dress.

Ripple Effect

Every positive change has a ripple effect.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Carrie [Roots] – LightBrowns03Fade by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Valentina Tan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at the Black Fair *

Eyes: [Crash Republic] Gem Eyes – green by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic

Dress: [Cynful] Sexy Back Dress in teal by Cynthia Ultsch for Cynful, available at the Black Fair *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Alexa Black Choker Pearls – Group 2 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at the Black Fair *

Belt: .:EMO-tions.. * TALULAH* belt by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Summer lover Special editionCDblk by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at the Black Fair *

Poses by Audrey Guter for Purple Poses, available at the Black Fair *

Hydrangeas

Hyacinth

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Hyacinth

The heat this past week has made the hydrangeas burst with bloom, nodding their cumbersome blossoms in the weak hot breeze and making everything glorious. Quark Fallen has made some beautiful oversized hydrangeas on display at his sim Leroy, and so I shot photos among them.

I am pleased with this 20s-influenced look I put together. I donned the long gown from Ariadna Garrigus that includes a beautiful back strap  and a glittering beaded Art Deco-influenced pattern. I added beads from M4r1lyn Magic and used Siddean Munro’s mesh hands to show off Giela Delpaso’s great new manicure set. I love being able to paint my nails in SL. It’s like going to my local manicurist and seeing the shelves of hundreds of colors and being able to pick and choose.

Hyacinth

What makes the look, of course, is this 20s hair cut from Plurabelle Laszlo. The hair includes a HUD to let you change the color of the flower and the hair tie. I absolutely love how she brought Louise Brooks back to life with this cut.

Hyacinth

Of course the icing on the cake is Aida Ewing’s gorgeous Katya skin, being offered now at the Liaison Collective. With Aida’s characteristic style, the skin is elegant with gorgeously lined eyes, deep ruby lips and beautifully defined brows.

Hyacinth

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ~ Claude Monet

Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai – Come to the City – Hazel by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Hair Fair 2013

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – America 04 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Liaison Collective *

Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs81-C Diva gown by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: ~Tableau Vivant~  Mina necklace by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at the Gallery Gift Shop

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 S Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture S Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nails appliers: Nailed It – Dark Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Posh(L)black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at The Shoes Fair *

Poses by Trieste Minuet for !bang

Taken at Leroy

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Butterfly Kisses

The bee balm of monstrous proportions (it’s taller than me) in my back yard is about to bloom and when it does, my garden will be filled with butterflies. I can’t wait! In honor of this summer treasure, I feature butterflies (again), this time on this gorgeously textured halter dress from SamanthaSJones. She makes no apologies for using mesh templates, which she textures like mad with gorgeous prints and solids, ubiquitously found at events, this one at the Fashion Stars event.

My shoes from BabyChampagne Sass, who also seems to put out a ton of product, can also be found at the Fashion Stars event. With a black woven texture, they are stylish with stiletto heels just tippy-to-fall-down enough to be chic.

Butterfly Kisses

This is another of Tricky Boucher’s Belleza Best Buy skins being offered this weekend. With freckles and dewy lips, it’s the kind of fresh look that shows off the butterfly jewelry that Abraxxa Anatine has recently put out. I used the color changers to find these color combinations. My short flippy do is one of Chiaki Xue’s newest, fun and well shaped with two little curls like butterfly wings.

Butterfly Kisses

“A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.”
~
Arakida Moritake

Hair: *Dura-Girl*47(Irish Coffee) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley Med BBB 1 Bl by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – large bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: [LG]K Collection(Summer 13) Crystal Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Fashion Stars *

Jewelry: EarthStones Butterfly Necklace and Earrings – Flirt by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin applier: -Belleza- Slink Hands – Medium by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Nail applier: Orc Inc. Fingernails – Creams Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design Studio}}Glam supermodel woven by BabyChampagne Sass for{{BSD Design studio}}, available at Fashion Stars *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *