Therapy

Times are a little rough in SL and RL. I don’t need to enumerate the number of issues and complaints that could be listed here. Why rehash? At times like this, retail therapy is a good thing, and it’s especially good in SL where a completely new look costs me something along the lines of a nice big double latte frappe. (Ya think LL would use this for marketing ;))

Therapy

Today’s retail therapy took me to Yaszi Mornington’s place for a darling jacket with morning-glory motif. My friend Erehwon beat me to it, so I got the pretty yellow flowers and slipped it on. Oh.. relief. Yaszi has cleverly constructed this jacket so the skirt hangs down with an open belt (and covers my ample back end) and has a lovely little sculpty collar and great cuffs. I wear cute little capris from Aree Lulibub and sweet little shoes from sakka Flow.

Therapy

The skin is Tuli Asturias’ new offering for The Dressing Room, starting today. With its subtle shading, summery lip and gray eye shadow, it’s a different coloring than one can normally find. But it’s typical of Tuli—so pretty.

Therapy

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election. ~ Imelda Marcos

Hair: Sophie – Autumn by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 02 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, exclusively available at The Dressing Room *

Jacket: Meriken Co. “ANSWER” Green by Yaszi Mornington for Meriken Co.

Top: *GC* Plain Tank by Giana Paine for Gigi Couture

Capris: Petunia Rolled Cuff Chinos, Vanilla by Aree Lulibub for Petunia

Shoes: ~~Sakka’s Studio~~ Flat shoes /Sash [ Cream ] by sakka Flow for ~~Sakka’s Studio~~

Brownie

I am sure you know that I *personally* find all the tremendous fashions that I show you all by myself. I mean, I *personally* have a special algorithm I plug into search that brings up only “content Harper would like to show.” Yeah. Right.

SL is built on the whole idea of being social, of having community, and the whole business of dressing ourselves, shopping, etc, is a very social venture. We not only enjoy dressing ourselves up, we enjoy telling each other about where we got our items and swapping tips. Sometimes a designer wants to see how you like this or that thing or wants to see how you will show it, so she or he sends it over. Sometimes a friend wants you to admire their ingenuity or just share in the butt-squirming joy of finding something really fun! Though I spend most of my time isolated in my studio, shuffling inventory around and taking photos, I realized I am actually quite a social monster, and I get inspiration from all over.

Brownie

Take this cute outfit by Kyon Torok. Renee Lowenhart of Fabfree made the critical mistake of telling me she was at Kyon’s store, and I tp’d over and bought up half the store. The top with sweater, skirt and socks cost all of 90L, and I walked out a happy girl. I loved the brown tones, the striped socks, the little strawberry on the back pocket of the skirt. The pieces are simple but well rendered and very versatile.

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Then we have the hair. I read about this very hair on Vaki Zenovka’s blog and ran over, not having been to Natsumikan Checchinato’s shop for a while. The textures and the messy shape suit this look perfectly.

The skin, from Launa Fauna, I purchased after my dear friend Erehwon Yoshikawa sold me on Launa’s work. I know Launa has been around a while, but she has definitely upped her game, providing beautifully drawn brows, luscious eyes, and bee stung lips for the discriminating avatar who likes a younger look. This skin suits this casual outfit perfectly.

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Finally, the shoes from sakka Flow. These I did find myself. But I would be naive to think they won’t show up on someone else’s feet or blog some day soon. And I hope they do. They are very well textured and an alternative to the stiletto heel look (and sometimes even my virtual tootsies need a rest).

Bottom line? If I blog it, I am sharing something good with you and I DO hope you “rip it off.” (OK that sounded wrong… hrm…)

Brownie

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch

Hair: *mikan_hair_Gille_choco_M by Natsumikan Checchinato for mikan hair shop

Skin: L.Fauna {Lapine . Tan 1} [Velvet] by Launa Fauna for L.Fauna

Top: ::humming::cardigan_brown by Kyon Torok for ::humming::

Skirt: ::humming:: browndenimSkirt by Kyon Torok for ::humming::

Socks: ::humming::borderSocks by Kyon Torok for ::humming::

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Boho Jewelry Fair Freebie by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Clogs: Sakka’s Studio ** Clog Shoes/ Caramel buckskin by sakka Flow for Sakka’s Studio

In Just Spring

It’s just spring (when the world is mud luscious ;)) and I am so ready to greet the colors and warmth of spring leading up to.. summer. (What? I am already on that?) The bestest part is how spring is the harbinger of new life, new thoughts, new energies.

The Newness of Spring

Ergo it’s time for a new designer. Veronica Composer is just starting out and has opened a new little dress store outside an out-of-the-way club, but it’s promising, especially taking a look at this lovely dress (which was priced at a reasonable 100L). She uses photosourcing for her bodice and pulls it into the skirt, but she has done some really nice work layering a translucent over a solid to make the skirt more like chiffon. It’s sweet and lovely

The Newness of Spring

I styled it with this really cute necklace from Jon Ree that I picked up a couple months ago. He does some really great Western jewelry with turquoise and silver with carnelian or leather. If you’re a cowgirl, go check his stuff out. Heck, check his place out either way.

The Newness of Spring

When the world is puddle-wonderful:

Hair: >TRUTH< Melinda – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 03a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: VIVID*Lezzal Green BabyDoll Tourquois Dress by Veronica Composer for VIVID

Necklace: Necklace — Two-step turquoise by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Earrings: ~~Sakka’s Studio~~Pierced earring /  Silver  wing by sakka Flow for Sakka’s Studio

Shoes: * Decoy Shoes: Francisco II Wedges – Aqua by Annette Voight for Decoy

P.S. Thank you, mr cummings, for the poem.

Day Off

I’m having one of those days when I just want to run away and take the day off. I don’t want to do my hair, dress up, sort my notecards, talk to anyone—I just want to be left alone to torture prims or something.

Day Off

I want to wear something comfy, so I put on this really cute tank top from Babyhoney Bailey. The former model is now a fashion maker herself, and wow, she really does some great work. I LOVE this tank—the subtle shadows, the print with the vintage ladies, the flirty skirt.

Day Off

I paired it up with jeans from Miseria Daines. They are really well done with rips and wrinkles and that sort of relaxed grungy feel that is so important on a day like today.

Day Off

My hair’s a mess, thanks to Kavar Cleanslate. This style is my wavy hair, loosely tied, needing a wash probably. But still looking cute!

Finally, slip on clogs from sakka Flow. Easy, comfy, ideal when I am flopping around the sim, trying to force a prim to my will and ignoring the blue screens in the corner.

Day Off

Well after realizing how cute I look, the day is looking up:

Hair: Exile Monica/coffee by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile *

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone 4 Warm m1by Lorac Farella for Pulse *

Top: Djinn & Tonic – Vintage Tank (Femme Faces) by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Jeans: [Miseria] Bitter Jeans – Dust by Miseria Daines for [Miseria]

Clogs: Sakka’s Studio ** Clog Shoes/ Caramel buckskin by sakka Flow for Sakka’s Studio