Going Retro

Somehow through the dense fog of my SL existence, I got wind of the fact that Elle1974 Zaftig is having a sale for her SIXTH rez day at her store b[ELLE]issima. (SIX YEARS! OMG.That’s like, ancient in human years.) Of course SL is almost 8 years old, so Elle is not “old”; she’s retro.

Going Retro

This darling dress from Elle74 Zaftig made me think of retro with its full skirt, corsage, and cute little bow on the shoulder. She has overlaid a red underskirt (for a little pop) with the pretty black and white print on top. Best of all, this dress is an exclusive for Fashion for Life. Even though the event is over, the fund-raising doesn’t end. Elle is generously featuring this on the front wall of her shop where there’s a sale going on (hint hint) for a mere 185L. (And it comes with sandals I don’t show here.)

Going Retro

I love this skin from Keiko Morigi because it’s got a sort of nostalgic quality in its hand-drawn qualities. I added an eyeliner from Aemeth Lysette to push that a little further and hair from Bubbles Clawtooth, who seems to have a corner on the sort of retro hair that modern girls want to wear.

Going Retro

My favorite is my charm bracelet and gingham shoes from Quinlan Quimby. Check out these little teapots!

Going Retro

Written while listening to “Sometimes” by Raphael Saadiq (truly apropos):

Hair: CBC: Somebody’s Lady – Red eye flight by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: &Bean – hounds of love LIGHT Rav  1  brow by Keiko Morigi for &Bean

Makeup: [ a.e.meth ] – Cat Eyeliner 1 by Aemeth Lysette for [ a.e.meth ]

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Absinthe (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: ***FFL Exclusive*** _b[ELLE] – Spring Fling II – Silver by Elle74 Zaftig for b[ELLE]issima*

Bracelet: TOSL *Tea Party* Charm Bracelet v1.4 Cupboard by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL *

Shoes: TOSL *Persephone* Wedges v2.4 Gingham Gris by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL *

I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout,
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout,
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

I'm a Little Teapot

I cried while I sang “I’m a Little Teapot” when I graduated from preschool. I looked out into the big audience of smiling parents and could see strangers everywhere–everyone except my parents (who were there but standing the back where it was too dark for me to see). There’s a whole metaphor there, a poem, (and probably two years of therapy) but I won’t get into it. And perhaps it’s an apt story about being a newbie in SL. (You enter, knowing no one, and stare out at a whole bunch of very strange strangers. It’s the ultimate in performance anxiety.)

What brought the song to mind was this cute little dress with its blue and white chintz pattern made by Quinlan Quimby. I loved the shape of the dress with the shirred sides and sheer underskirt. The textures Quinlan uses are soft and shiny and very perfect for this outfit. Had she extended it to ballgown length, it would make perfect sense in a historic RP sim. However, she has opted for a more contemporary silhouette with the short skirt.

I'm a Little Teapot

I wear it with a new skin from Lorac Farella, part of her Tomorrow line. I really like this set with its more subtle and burnished make-ups and painterly details. Lorac includes a wee beauty mark near the lips, a lovely touch. The porcelain skin is a perfect piece for this silly little teapot trope I have going.

I'm a Little Teapot

Finally new and funky boots from LeeZu Baxter, done under her own label. One thing LeeZu does so fantastically well is create artistic textures with subtle shadowing and wild colors. The boots, the torn stockings from Canimal Zephyr, the cameo from Jackal Ennui (with the BEST ironic store name on the grid, imho) all add up to a cute little outfit, fit for this teapot (who has been known to get steamed up).

I'm a Little Teapot

I’m a very special teapot,
Yes, it’s true,
Here’s an example of what I can do,
I can turn my handle into a spout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

Hair: fri. – Marie – Anxious Blond by Parvarti Monday for fri.day

Skin: Pulse Skin-Tomorrow/M1 by Lorac Farella for Pulse *

Dress: TOSL *Teacup* Dress v1.1 Blue&White by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Stockings: Canimal – Ripped stockings – white by Canimal Zephyr for Canimal

Choker: Cameo choker – pure / silver by Jackal Ennui for Lassitude & Ennui

Boots: [LeeZu!] Dncorde Danse Booties /sky by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *


I am a little stir crazy, a bit restless.


I decided to dress it up. I put on these sexy flowy pants from monica Outlander, a slinky top, just out from Sysy Chapman (who does these sexy little separates so well), a pretty necklace and earrings that get some glamour treatment from Quinlan Quimby and some killer heels from Viktoria Brandenburg.


But the story is really about the skin and the hair. First, the hair—from MrSigmund Fride, this hair is quite dramatic (intentionally so). I wanted big and I got big. And then the skin, from sachi Vixen. You know I don’t think sachi envisioned it this way but it works. The subtle make up, almost glimmering under this big pile of hair, is perfect for this look. It’s already so over-the-top, the makeup doesn’t need to be so.


Written while listening to Aum a Go Go by Kammerflimmer Kollektief

Hair: MrS – Venice hair by MrSigmund Fride for ***TUTY’S & MrSIGMUND** CREATIONS

Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Bianca t3 – Baby with ae bianca manicure baby by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyelashes: Detour – Klee Dot Lashes by Keri Clip for Detour

Top: SYSY’s Ruffle tank black by Sysy Chapman for Sysy’s *

Pants: Miamai_Azanea Black by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Necklace: TOSL *Chandelier* Necklace v1.1 Purple Haze by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Earrings: TOSL *Chandelier* Earrings v1.1 Purple Haze by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Shoes: VvB ShoeBox-HEDONIC-Black Shoes V3 by Viktoria Brandenburg for VvB

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Some days you wake up and you smell the fresh air and you hear the birds singing and you realize this world you live in requires some laughter and enjoyment rather than the same old sturm und drung. This second life provides an inexpensive way to have a few laughs—spankers, the lime jelly dance, onigakko, “Do not peench,” and tinies.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

This bubble dress from Quinlan Quimby (whose name alone requires a merry giggle) is piece of orangesicle crush, citrus fluff, sunniness and charm. With her clever use of sculpties and gradient textures, she creates a frothy fun frock that screams “smile!” in the face of rolling restarts and disappearing prims.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The obvious accompaniments to this dress are whimsical pieces by Lexi Burks and sato Yifu. There are thousands of fun jewelry pieces like these in SL. Find one, put it on, grab a smile. This wild hair from Amrita, with its brilliant orangey textures and flyaway ponytails is an ideal top to this ensemble.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

And Toast Bard and the other kids over at Tableau are the royalty of whimsy and irony in SL. These Jellies took me right back to the bins of brightly color jelly shoes at the local dollar store, their stinky vinyl fresh out of the flimsy paper cartons from China.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

She Bop ;)

Hair: ** Amrita**[Kasandra-Noon] Carrot*Nolight by Atsuki Kayo for **Amrita**

Skin: Pulse Skin Brandy ll-Full Freckles/True Self by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: TOSL *Punk Princess* Party Dress v1.4 Royal Rose by Quinlan Quimby for TOSL

Necklace, Bracelet and Watch: *F.O.R.* Kickin Candy Set YUMMM!!! by Lexi Burks for *F.O.R.* (Store closed :( )

Earrings and Ring: *KUROTSUBAKI* choco cake Ring&Earring by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Shoes: (fd) Jellies (Blood Orange + Ocean Shore) by Toast Bard for (fashionably dead)

Listening to My Party by Plastilina Mosh