Hello, Dolly!

It’s no secret I have been watching a lot of East Asian television shows. I am beginning to understand the influence of fashion from that side of the world.

Hello, Dolly

Eshi Otawara was certainly influenced, this time from the Harajuku girls in Tokyo. And who better to take on the exaggerated cartoon styles of the Harajuku? Eshi has fashioned another one of her fluffy pieces, this time into a sort of Lolita-style dress, equipped with flowery stockings and puffy sleeves. She paints her pieces with a flowery Eshi-like Asian-influenced texture, combining the modern with the more traditional.

Hello, Dolly

I wear a skin from JOMAN Mai that has the sort of otherworldly makeup that an outfit from Eshi needs. The freckles add to the Lolita spirit of this look, as do the cute little shoes from Kookie Lemon. Finally, ponytails from MissAllSunday Lemon, these flopsie and mopsie, make the look complete.

Hello, Dolly

I like to dress my dolly.

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Earleen Hair – Jet black by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/

Skin: JM:Mai skin_devonz sakuran nomal by JOMAN Mai for JM:Mai

Dress: Harajuku by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara *

Shoes: ::Kookie :: Lazies /Night by Kookie Lemon for ::Kookie ::

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I want a photograph of you…

I want a photograph of you
but not a photograph of you
I wanna be closer than that
I wanna be closer than that…
Closer than that photograph.
~
Chuck Close by Tim Fite

I want a photograph of you

How often have you wanted to reach out and touch another person in their avatar? Maybe an avatar is closer than a photograph…

Certainly with this skin from JOMAN Mai, you are closer than a photograph. The skin is at once an illustration and a photograph. It’s evocative, winsome, and otherworldly. The body is lovely with a beautiful navel (which you would notice with an outfit like this). I would not say all her skins hit the mark—they suffer from the pastel cartoon quality some skins have–but this one certainly said something to me.

I want a photograph of you

I show it with separates from Jojorunoo Runo. She has experimented with shapes and translucencies to create interesting silhouettes for avatar apparel. The top is simply a photosourced knit texture but she makes it interesting with prim straps and a scarf. The skirt is cleverly engineered, attached to both legs and pelvis. Shoes are a vibrant yellow pumps from LeeZu Baxter and Enktan Gully to echo the yellow across the eyes and the little flower earrings from Mika Nieuport.

I want a photograph of you

Closer than that, closer than that photograph…

Hair: booN BON000 hair black by boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: JM:Mai skin_devonz sakuran nomal by JOMAN Mai for JM:Mai

Top: ~*RunoRuno*~ Knit Tank by Jojorunoo Runo for ~*RunoRuno*~

Skirt: ~*RunoRuno*~ After Ballet Class Skirt by Jojorunoo Runo for ~*RunoRuno*~

Earrings: MIEL ELO EARRING by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Bracelet: Djinn & Tonic – Coco Blvd Bangle by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Shoes: .*Courtisane*. La Sauvage – Yellow by LeeZu Baxter and Enktan Gully for Courtisane *

P.S. Thank you to my sweet Chatty for enclosing my photo in a polaroid for this blog. As always, she made my life tons easier and made me look great :)