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)

Rainy Days

It’s raining out today—a sweet rainy fall day with periods of clarity. The flowers outside are releasing their last burst of bloom. I saw a hummingbird hovering not 3 feet from me, dipping his beak into my impatiens (yeah, explain that—guess he was desperate).

Rainy Days

So today I am cheerfully celebrating beauty with the work of Iki Ikarus. She sent out two skins for her group, and I was hooked. I ran over a few days later and got this gem and one of her cute dresses. With its well-groomed eyebrows, expressive lips, and finely contoured face, this skin is well-drawn and lacks that over-dodged highlighting I see on too many skins nowadays.

Rainy Day

Then I got into the whole purple/pink theme and topped this ensemble with this messy hair from Foam! It’s raining, ya know? Add in a whimsical blossom necklace from Ginza Kohime and a sweet umbrella from Michelle Rail, and we’re done up top.

Rainy Days

I have to admit, the whole rain thing came to me because I have been dying to show these boots for a while. The RetroStars from Coke Dreadlow (who also makes some killer high-tops) are the boots I have wanted since I was a little girl. Tuck these cute socks from sato yifu in and we’re set!

Rainy Days

Rain, rain, don’t go away (til tomorrow):

Hair: The Valerie-Black C- by Winter LittleBoots for Foam!

Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: ::CleO:: Caramel – Lavender by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Dress: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: SuNny Dress Violetred by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Socks: *KUROTSUBAKI* socks_romantic_pink by sato Yifu for KUROTSUBAKI

Necklace: PINK flower beads necklace by Ginza Kohime for the now defunct Ginza Jewelry (tp will take you to a sim called Texas State USA :( )

Boots: UBU RetroStars Rain Boots by Coke Dreadlow for Urban Bomb Unit

Umbrella: Rall/!Umbrella/red by Michelle Rail for Spadio Studios

Listening to one of my favorite songs of all time: Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead.

School Days

School’s in. Pencils, backpacks, crushed peanut butter sandwiches, the smell of crayons and chalk. Soon the air will have a crisp edge to it. So school clothes are called for.

School Days

There is something still so cute about the plaid skirt with a cardigan, especially when it’s done in schoolgirl style as tama Clowes has done. This darling set includes a textured tank top underneath and a well done skirt (the prims line up with the system piece excellently).

School Days

This sweet little ensemble needs lots of accessories. I chose this groovy bag from onakagoo Waco at ArtMeter that has art pieces that switch on the closing flap (wearable art). I used Krius Misfit’s jade necklace as a choker—you don’t always have to make SiniStyle sinister.

I made this outfit around Siddean Munro’s hair. She is starting to really kick hair butt (that sounds so wrong but I am leaving it). Her hair coloring “Contraption” (love that word) makes choosing hair color easy. You choose it when you want it and not at the store—and you aren’t left with 20 other hairs in your inventory that you will NEVER wear (*looks at the sky blue, celadon, and amethyst she got in other fat packs that she fears trashing in case she MAY someday need one*). I paired it with Pulse’s very fresh and freckled Climax skin.

School Days

Iki Ikarus’ whimsical socks make the look complete with Fallingwater Cellardoor’s scrunchy flat soled boots in acid green.

School Days

Waiting for the bell to ring:

Hair: SLink Holly HairStyle Dark Auburn by Siddean Munro for SLink

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Tone 2 Makeup 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: **[sister strawberry]cardigan set yellow** by tama Clowes for **[sister strawberry]

Necklace: SiniStyle Jade Pi F Necklace by Krius Misfit for SiniStyle

Socks: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Toeless Socks by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Bag: ::: ArtMeter ::: Bag S Green by onakagoo Waco for ArtMeter

Boots: (Shiny Things) Comfy Boots – acid by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

First Day of School

Today is the first day of school for many students–around this country, at least. I remember the anticipation, especially when I was in high school and college. I had my clothes all laid out, ready for the first day, the first chance to impress after a long summer, the first chance to wear all those new school clothes.

First Day of School

If I had a cute outfit like this one from Iki Ikarus of Dutch Touch, I would have worn it. With its cute pullover short sleeve sweater and shrug and its sweet little denim miniskirt, it would have been the ideal first day back to school outfit. Iki Ikarus does some really fine work, mixing photorealistic textures with hand drawn work to make her clothing stand out.

First Day of School

Such a fresh look needs a clean skin and long wavy hair. I chose Sabina Gully’s Curly Hair. This cute style has a little bobby pin holding back the voluminous locks. I remember having hair like this in college *sigh*. The skin is from Pulse’s Timeless set–not heavy with makeup.

First Day of School

I paired this with the first pair of sculpty boots I ever bought—the Dunes from Maitreya. They were the most happening thing when they first came out and have borne the test of time. When I first saw them, I realized they were the boots I always wanted but never had—soft scrunchy suede that goes well with jeans or skirts.

First Day of School

School’s open!

Hair: Magika  – Curl Hair – Brown E by Sabina Gully for MAGIKA

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 11by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::  LoNDOn Red by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Boots: Maitreya Dune – Burgundy by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Stroll Down the Rue de Rivoli

Ever see those beautiful young ladies you see walking around in every city, casually fashionable, beautiful in their hurry to yoga class/art studio/poetry reading? They throw on whatever’s on the floor and it all goes together and looks fantastic. I want to be one of those girls. So I made myself one of them. The only thing I am missing is a huge handbag and brown cardboard-sheathed cup of coffee or bottle of Evian water.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

This sweater from sato Yifu is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a sweater I would wear in RL with its nubby texture and draped collar. It’s so bohemian and smart at the same time. I paired it with sexy leggings from Iki Ikarus, and chunky crafty earrings from Maeve Mortlock (my heroine of the 59L earrings).

My hair’s up in a sweet pony tail from Hal*Hina (pulled from a special promotion they are currently offering that I read about in Beanie’s blog). The patchwork scarf is from the funky Sari Telling and also a piece I would wear in RL. I LOVE scarves.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

And oh, JB, my dear JB. These cowboy boots are killer. Again, let me ramble on about his terrific textures and his great sculpties, the versatility, and the color changing included. (Yes, I got the full monty in the boots—the pair with all eight colors.)

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

Late for the meet-up but not late on fashion:

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [D] Hair -tina- [honey blonde] by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T2 Citrus by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Sweater: *KUROTSUBAKI* cardigan black by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Leggings: :: M * A * ii * K * I :: Long Legging Charcoal by Iki Ikarus for :: M * A * ii * K * I ::

Scarf: *Sari’s* Patched Up Scarf by Sari Telling for Sari’s

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Wood and Twisted Gold Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Boots: J’s Fringe Cowgirl Boots 6Colors by JB Gazov for J’s