Today’s Laundry

In honor of yesterday’s blog about “tomorrow’s laundry,” I thought I might show you today’s laundry.

Today's Laundry

I don’t do my laundry at the laundromat. I keep it all at home. In my home studio. In my photosphere. Yeah.

So here I am, setting my hair, doing my laundry in my little feathered mules (cuz every girl has to have those), listening to KCRW and loading this fabulous washer and dryer from Redd Columbia that includes accessories and poses. (I LOVE the stuff at RC Cluster. Go when you need a day of laughter.)

Today's Laundry

I put on these dainties from Annyka Bekkers because they are so sexy and so versatile all at once. Wear the bra underneath a low cut top for a sexy peekaboo or traipse around the house in the set (as I do, clearly). They are great textures—no ghosting in the pieces and well fit to the avatar mesh. Lorac Farella’s subtler Honesty skin from the Altonia line is sexy and fresh.

Today's Laundry

These mules from Melanie Zhao are for every girl in SL who has too many shoes but still needs more. I mean, how often are you going to wear feathered shoes but in the privacy of your sim? I just don’t see them going over well at the Velvet or Franks. But they are perfect with a box of chocolates (or a basket of laundry).

Today's Laundry

“Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem.Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.”

~ Jerry Seinfeld

Hair: Angry Housewife rollers in hair by Leetah Moxie for Curl Up N Dye

Skin: Pulse Skin – Altonia-Honesty by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Bra and panties: *blowpop* Yvette set – Nude by Annyka Bekkers for *blowpop*

Shoes: ~*ZHAO*~ “MOSCOU” by Melanie Zhao for Zhao Shoes

Washer and dryer and all accoutrements: -RC- Clustyclean Stackable Washing Machines (black) by Redd Columbia for RC Cluster

Making Cookies

Today’s a day for making cookies.

Making Cookies

I am celebrating my new shoes. (Yes, it turns out it really is all about the shoes… ask Anessa.) I had a chat with Coke Dreadlow, the maker of the puddle jumpers I reviewed a few days ago, and he asked if I had seen his Lo-Tops. Well, no I hadn’t so he kindly passed me a pair. I spent the next hour plus fiddling with them, clicking buttons on the hud, changing colors on the laces and the sides and the tops, joyfully experiencing my new shoes (which fit like they were old shoes).

They started out this spiffy black with white laces, the kind every cool guy wears until he’s 43 (and then at that magic age, they are not so cool anymore). Then I did this preppy punk version with the argyle and the checks.

Making Cookies

I kind of got out of hand with it. I did the koi with flowers with complimentary purple laces. Then I did the .. well.. clown shoes *cough*. I just couldn’t stop.

Making Cookies

It’s all due to the brilliance of this handy dandy super-magical hud included with the shoes. You can click the inside on and change that to polka dots, or click the inside and outside and make them all bunny pink, or click the tongue and laces and make the camouflage or… well you get the picture. The only thing missing is the ball-point penned-on doodles my RL Chuck Taylors had (and the tread traced around on the bottom with the same ball point). Coke has made a fun and functional piece of brilliant art.

Making Cookies

There really is a story about making cookies somewhere in here. I made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies tonight, reminded by the handy dandy mixer strapped to my leg (complete with beaters). Gosh I love this mixer from PrimtroniCS. I pulled out a wooden spoon and put this ensemble on. The uber-cute jeans were a bloggers gift from Anyusha Lilienthal and the top is one from Cynthia Ultsch I snagged at the RFL clothing fair.

Making Cookies

Making Cookies

I bet you are wondering about these robot earrings. I bought the earrings and bracelet at the recent Jewelry Fair because they were whimsical and cool. They matched the shoes in lightheartedness. I saw an artist at a recent art show in Chicago doing prints with robots similar to these. I predict robots are the Next Big Thing. (Haven’t they been saying that for about a century now? Next thing you know they will be telling us we will be talking on typewriters to each other and walking around as cartoons!)

Making Cookies

Who’s gonna lick the spoon?

Hair: [TOP]_HA_Shaggy cut_1_Chocolate by Heidi SeraKorea by T.O.P.

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

Top: [ Cynful ] Chequered Love – White (RFL Item) by Cynthia Ultsch for [ Cynful ]

Jeans: Ibizarre Boyfriend  Jeans by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre

Shoes: UBU PornStar Lo-Tops by Coke Dreadlow  for Urban Bomb Unit

Earrings and Bracelet: DooDads – Robot Earrings and Bracelet by Paisley Mizin for DooDads

Mixer: holstered mixer V1.2 female right by CJoke Oh for PrimtroniCS

Spoon: wooden spoon, part of the combat-enabled “Angry Housewife Set,” by Leetah Moxie for Curl Up and Dye. (I have good reasons for owning this. Do not ask.)

Mad Men

When the show Mad Men first came on, I was not able to watch it. Out of the blue, several friends told me they had seen Harper on Mad Men and sent me photos of Joan Holloway.

Well I have finally gotten around to watching Mad Men. (OK, I have only seen one episode so far so I am not quite understanding the comparison that had so many IM me with photos. I think it’s the red hair–I hope that’s all.) I thought I would try to do a little Mad Men post here for fun. It kind of spun out of control.

Mad Men

First there was the hairspray. Then the cigarette. Then the darn scotch. (Oh, the scotch, the scotch… where’s the aspirin?) Then I had the dress from Micah Kanto. OK, admittedly a little low cut for the 50s, but the print was so 50s and the neck scarf made it so fashionably office and after-hours. Micah’s Modern Gypsy shows the work of a young man emerging into fashion. I love how he used this print.

Mad Men

Then there were the long red manicured nails (by peche Bury), the obligatory charm bracelet (a beauty from Skinkie Winkler), and the hair.. oh the hair!

This magnificent piece of work has been sitting in my inventory for a bit, waiting for the perfect moment. Leetah Moxie hair makes hair no one else does—some wicked Lara Croft hair, Lucille Ball, and even Pebbles and Bam Bam. I highly recommend a trip to her store. The name—Curl Up and Dye—matches her sense of humor perfectly.

Mad Men

Then there were the eyes. I had to have that heavy Dior eyeliner curling out of the eye. Lorac’s new skin did the job and matched the muted tones I see on Joan Holloway (a redhead can’t do bright red as well).

Mad Men

Scotch on the rocks:

Hair: Natalie Auburn by Leetah Moxie for Curl Up and Dye

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T Cream/Touched BRN by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: !Modern Gypsy! Devereaux Collection: Beaute D’or by Micah Kanto for !Modern Gypsy!

Bracelet: ~flirt~ TiffanyCharmBracelet:VINTAGEGOLD/PINK by Skinkie Winkler for ~flirt~

Nails: Candy nail #P000 Basic Prim nails : Red nails by peche Bury for Candy Nails

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Vintage Pumps, black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Desk and Chair: Classic Retro  Aluminum Desk and Classic Retro Steno Chair by Szabo Horn for Szabo

Stapler, Tape Holder and Desk Calendar all by Inkygirl Omizu for Inkygirl Omizu Office Supplies

Phone: SSB Retro Phone by Asiana Masala for Shape Skin & Beyond

Cigarette and Ashtray by Funk Schnook for FNKY

Scotch: Lagavulin Whiskey by Casandra Jackson for CAS (Yes, I know it’s not scotch. You try to find a good scotch in this world!)