Rollergirl

When things get a little hectic (and they have been a wee bit lately), I do “downtime” in SL by doing something goofy. In this case, I threw on a pair of roller skates and toured my sims.

Rollergirl

I got this dandy little outfit from the 10L sale on the Car Wash sim. Normally 250L (I checked the Onyxia Constantine’s store, where she has several other cute cute things), this little get up, perfect for rollerblading around a sim while engaging in detente in IM, comes complete with the funky gloves and stockings (including prim roll), bikini top and wonderfully outrageous skirt. Rush down to Car Wash because the sale ends March 9 and there are some really great things! (And the sim is terrific.)

Rollergirl

The hair is a sweet little number by Toast Bard. You know, Toast comes off all ironic and obliquely funny but honestly, hair and clothing there is sweet and nostalgic. I love the wisps of hair falling in the face, the innocent daisies, the hair perfectly tucked behind the ear.

This skin by Gala Phoenix is the obvious choice. It’s youthful, glowing, fresh (and sexy with this little bikini top).

Rollergirl

Finally, the skates. These funky roller skates (complete with skulls) come from Vasha Martinek (head of the Twisted Hunt, which is now going on). I wandered over to her shop, and I was blown away. If you want roller skates with skulls on them and funky bands and a kick ass vinyl texture over a platform heel, she has them in like 90 variations. You want acid green with black? She has it. You want black with orange accents. Got it. You need bright yellow? She’s ready for you. Additionally, she has some great gothic shoes, boots, hair—all of it fantastic and funky. I am definitely going back.

Let me give a shout out to my skating AO. The skates come with an AO override so you look like you are skating when you walk. However, if you want deluxe skating complete with stands that cause you to circle around and do all sorts of tricks, go to Sine Wave and get the rollerblading AO. I can skate circles around everyone else and frankly enjoy watching myself swirling around to the music as I work in other windows.

Rollergirl

“If the good Lord had meant for us to walk, he wouldn’t have invented roller skates.”
~ Willy Wonka

Hair: (fd) Rainy Day – Burger Clown by Toast Bard for (fashionably dead)

Skin: :GP: Sundust [Dark] June-Grass 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio

Outfit: [Gumdrop] – Fairy Duster : Snag by Onyxia Constantine for [Gumdrop]

Rollerskates: +DV8+ CyberJammer Skates – Red/Black by Vasha Martinek for +DV8+

Roller skating AO: Rollerblade AO by Easy Babcock for SineWave

Black Orchid

I read a lot about the day to night look but don’t see a lot of it in SL. Come on. We don’t have to leave our offices to go to an evening party. And how hard is it to just sift through folders to find something? No wrinkles, no messing around.

Black Orchid

However, it’s an intriguing thought, and LeeZu Baxter gives us an answer with her Elisabeta jacket and dress. I show first the jacket over a pair of her BritPants. Clearly LeeZu has copped some textures from the BritPants and there is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it provides a consistency through LeeZu’s collection and allows us to mix and match, as I have done here, putting her very groovy pants from April, 2009, with this new top.

I love how the top slips up around the buttock on the right side—very sexy. And the fins on the top echo the fins on the pants. The neckline is graceful and leads to a sexy deep cut back.

Black Orchid

I set the look up with a skin from Minnu Palen. Minnu’s skins are truly “model” skins. They look best in a well lit environment with glamorous accoutrements. The dramatic eye make-up, the matte skin, the glossy full lips and the absolutely stunning eyebrows make this the model look, as Minnu has always intended. Do we all need to walk around SL looking like models? No. But if this is our desire in this second life, this skin will take you there.

Black Orchid

Switch to nighttime and Minnu’s skin becomes less a statement of prettiness and more a statement of boldness. I show here the Elisabeta gown from LeeZu in its full glory. Again, we see the same top but this time it wraps around in a graceful silhouette with the slim brocade skirt and fish tail prim skirt. The once casual-seeming cuffs bunched around the wrists are now airy.

Black Orchid

Most brilliant is the bustle with its big dark almost prehistoric flowers bunched around the back. The low cut back, once just sexy for day time, is now elegant and the entire silhouette is complex but not fussily complicated (due to LeeZu’s use of busy textures with muted subtle shades, as I have mentioned before). This is couture at its finest.

Black Orchid

The subtly sweet dark perfume of the black orchid:

Look 1:

Hair: :Liriope: ELN black by Ilze Erin for Liriope

Skin: [LeLutka]-IFElight-makeup3(D Brows)hairbase by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Dress: [LeeZu!] NOiR Van Elisabeta Dress Version by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Neck bow: =DeLa*= Ribbon “Keira” on Chest by Kuranosuke Kamachi  for =DeLa*=

Look 2:

Hair: delora black by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog

Skin: [LeLutka]-IFElight-makeup3(D Brows)hairbase by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Top: [LeeZu!] NOiR Van Elisabeta Jacket Version by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Pants: [LeeZu!] BritPants /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Boots: .*Courtisane*. La Vivien /Blacks by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for Courtisane *

Die Happy

Sometimes I want to go out looking wickedly gorgeous, glam and funky and killer hot. It requires a sort of insouciance that comes of big confidence.

Die Happy

I chose this great design from Discord because it had all those features—a theatrical kimono style mixed with futuristic textures and materials. Discord is an amazing find—the clothes are funky, well textured and made, and inexpensive. You want the glamfurlowslungjeanswiththebigbuckle thang? You’ll find it at Discord.

Die Happy

I will admit that this blog was all about the hair. I am wearing michele Oyen’s flowy, messy Serene in a purple that could only be seen out at night with an outfit like this. I visited her store recently and was amazed by the flow of the hair and the great textures. I bought the whole dark pack of Selene’s despite the cost. I just couldn’t resist.

Die Happy

The boots are from Melanie Zhao. Melanie is the queen of prim shoes, crafting them carefully and in a way that makes one marvel as to what can be done in SL. Melanie preceded the sculpty shoe craze and still makes quality pieces, from prims, bottom up.

Die Happy

I am SO going out:

Hair: [SeleneV1][colorD-Series] by michelle Oyen of . sWEET HAIRs . sWEET FACEs .

Skin: Unreleased skin by Lorac Farella of Pulse Skins

Outfit: << Discord >> SHO-HI Black Set by Orange Meili of Discord

Boots: “DESTINY” (BLACK/BLACK) SILVER boots by Melanie Zhao of Zhao Shoes

Listening to Die Happy by Peaches

Purple Passion

I love when colors work together. I love the bliss of seeing colors shimmer together in a texture, making a piece of fashion a piece of art and not just a wearable.

Miss Eshi has done it again. She sent me her newest outfit—Heather—a few days ago. I had seen a preview, and I realized that she forgot to include the skirt but I couldn’t wait to photograph it. That was just fine because the outfit is pretty fabulous with and without. The color scheme in this outfit—the purple, lavender, red, fuchsia and blue—and the mixture of textures—matte and sheen–give it a magic electricity.

Purple Passion

We see Eshi working with her blossom prims again, using them to make lovely belted sleeves. Puffy sleeves like this could get cutesy fast, but Eshi makes them contemporary and funky with her shimmering modern textures. She accents the pieces with plastic fantastic gemstones that are not over the top (thereby retaining their elegance for the piece).

Purple Passion

The reason Eshi’s stuff really works is because the system pieces work. They are well-rendered and carefully worked, and the shadows and highlights come from a real artist. You can see her skilled work in the close up—her edges are clean, her rendering lies on the avatar correctly. She also does incredible prim work, top to bottom.

I am wearing one of Pulse’s newest skins—Chamois/Whisper. The color combo was ideal. And gosh, I can’t seem to get this lush and funky hair from Emma Gilmour off my head. (I am wearing it in several photos out in the metaverse. Rip it off my head!)

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I paired the outfit with Schmidt boots from Eshi, which share the same color scheme. I love these boots—they are whimsical and cutting edge all at once. She pushes the envelope on fun, always surprising me with how pretty her designs are while not being cute. (And that’s good, cuz we ain’t about cute.)

Purple Passion

“Electric Feel”:

Hair: [SC HaiR] Georgie – Black by Emma Gilmour for . Sand Shack Surf Co.

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries-T:Chamois/Whisper by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: Heather by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara

Boots: Schmidt CHESHIRE Liquid Boots by Eshi Otawara

P.S. We’re gonna miss you, Momma Two!–

Feeling Sunshine

Kotobuki Jewell at :bijou: has been doing some fun and stylish things with sculpties and textures for a while now. She has a real sense of bright colors and urban style,and she mixes system pieces, prims, and sculpties in delightful and funky ways.

Feeling Sunshine

I chose to show this outfit because it’s pretty indicative of Kotobuki’s work. She uses a fabulous system piece on top to balance the fuller sculpty knickers. She attends to the details with a tied waist and cuffs on the pants.

Feeling Sunshine

I am showing this with Amerie Spitteler’s Mint. The style is contemporary and doesn’t have that same cutesiness vs. wildness that so many styles seem to fall into.

I put on Storm Schmooz’ Sandals. They come with the black base you see here or an equally gorgeous wood base. Storm made these before the toe/foot shoe craze and they are pretty darn sexy, even without the toes.

Feeling Sunshine

How I’m walkin’ on sunshine:

Hair: *aN* Mint_(darkauburn) by Amerie Spitteler for *amerie’s NAUGHTY*

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Tone 3 Makeup 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: :bijou: Truth [Sun] by Kotobuki Jewell for :bijou:

Bangles: ::eLDee:: Line bangles (orange) by Lilyana Dryke for ::eLDee::

Shoes: Storm Schmooz Sandal_BW by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz