Every Day is Mother’s Day

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 *

Feel Good

SLCC is over but I didn’t miss it all. I heard from many friends who are in Boston and got to see Philip’s speech (from the horse’s mouth rather than through everyone’s analysis). I even got to do a presentation, though this time it was from THIS side of the screen rather than from the dias as last year.

Feel Good

I feel a bit better about SL after hearing Philip speak. I think I needed to know they were actually setting down a list of priorities and goals for those priorities. Some people are not going to be happy, but as the old adage goes, you can’t make everyone happy all the time. I feel pretty good about things just knowing something is being done, so I “feel good.”

That being said, have you been to Pixel Dolls lately? Pixel Dolls was one of my first indulgences in SL, and it proves the test of time. I got this dress yesterday and love it. Dolce Blackflag  reuses and reconsiders her beautifully drawn system pieces in different combinations and with a variety of prims. Her pieces are sexy and Victorian all at once with an abundance of romantic laces, brocades, pearls and buttons. Whereas true Victorian would have the body cinched and covered, Dolce shows off the sexiness of skin and femininity with her fashions. In this dress, she combines a beautifully rendered system piece with black pearls that hold the top barely shut. Lacy sleeve prims are echoed in the skirt,  netting dripping down in an almost ragged fashion. It’s much like a RL fashion collection–she has a definite vision and voice in her work and she uses a set of motifs and styles throughout her work.

Feel Good

I wear with the dress leggings from LeeZu Baxter, who delights us with the same sense of sexiness and fashion. These burlesque tights include chains around the knees (!) and garters that stretch from the thigh to the calf. Boots from Eshi Otawara complete the outfit—one of her own sculpties. She’s selling colored versions of these at the Shoe Fair for an unbeatable price. Can you beat a boot with such a pretty flower and such a whimsical (and structurally unsound) heel? I’d kill myself wearing these in RL but in SL? No problem! It’s all good ;)

Feel Good

Love forever love is free
Let’s turn forever you and me

~Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz (Rhythms Del Mundo remix)

Hair: Luxi – Black (skull) by Rosie Lavochkin for Deviant Designs

Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::kEIra:: Olive – Delight CL1 EBblack by Iki Ikarus for Dutch Touch

Dress: (PixelDolls) Duchess Pearl .  White by Dolce Blackflag for PixelDolls

Leggings: [LeeZu!] Burleske Tights /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!

Earrings: *kraftika jewelry No 130 Earrings by Anuitka Barthelmess for *kraftika

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Metallic* by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Boots: Lady Silverer Boots by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara, other colors available at the Shoe Fair * (I asked her to make silver custom for me :P)

April Fools!

Isn’t SL really about trying on new shapes and identities? I mean, sometimes you just want to have fun and not worry about being perfect or being the best or being anything but funny. Sometimes you just want to ham it up!

April Fools

This beautifully rendered pig head (and its tail and shape) are from nyagos Kidd. I first saw them on chocolate Arashi’s flickr and rushed over to see get one, and there were nyagos and chocolate, giggling in person. It’s provided hours of entertainment—when I go dancing, when I need a costume for dress up, when I need to make a point.

April Fools

I like to dress up my piggy with this dress from Dolce Blackflag. This is a compliment to the maker because the dress is versatile across many shapes. All I had to do was increase the size of the skirt, and I was good to go.

April Fools

The cute little hair bow is from Truth Hawks. Even a little porker needs a hair bow decoration. My hooves are prettily clad in shoes from Fallingwater Cellardoor.

April Fools

What you can’t see in these photos but is very essential to my look is the completely campy Drag Queen AO from MrSigmund Fride. Mr. Fride specializes in making celebrity avatars as well as AOs and poses that are fun, sexy and sometimes ridiculous. The AO makes the look. Miss Piggy prances and vamps, vogues and flirts. And she walks like she has it goin’ on. (There is, in particular, a sit that is so funny I laugh every time I see it. As she faces her sitting spot, she waggles her derriere suggestively in the air before settling down as any good drag queen or porker would—in an sexy but also ungainly open-legged sprawl. It’s a must-see.)

April Fools

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” ~ Miss Piggy

Head and tail and shape: ++NODe++Pig Avatar01 by nyagos Kidd for NODe+

Skin: .:Twilythula:. PaNina Petal/Tan by Twilythula Sorbet for :::TwilyThula:::

Dress: (PixelDolls) Claire by Dolce Blackflag for Pixel Dolls

Bow: >TRUTH< Kylei Bow [nose] – grape by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Nails: I&K Glamour Nails Pink (female) Gloves by LisaAnne Jumper for InKs and Kinks

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Romance Flats – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

AO: MRS – DRAG QUEEN  & TRANSgender AO (just wear) by MrSigmund Fride for Mr.S Animations and Poses