Surely

If he refuses I still go on
‘Til the heaven and earth are gone
Time may rage, but rage in vain
My designs unchanged remain
~ “Surely” by Black Dub

Surely

Sometimes what you blog is influenced by the weather or what you had for dinner or what you are listening to. Sometimes you want to share a song (which is today’s desire because Tracey Whitley’s voice is sooooo….) Today’s dress is a cute number I found by Fargo Zeplin that includes a chic little balloon skirt (not always so good in real life but fine on a long legged avatar).

Surely

The skin is what’s always easy for me—one from Tuli Asturias. It’s a signature look look for me and always suits my shape. Hair is a short and sassy cut from boo Nakamura, and the sandals are gifts to myself from Onyx LeShelle. (Doc will be completing the fat pack for me when SL7B is over.)

Surely

Surely, you were meant to be mine…

Hair: booN OOJ343 hair black by boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/bl) :: 03b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: !DADA!  vinyl dress by Fargo Zeplin for !DADA!

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Champagne by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya Gold

Staff

I have taken on the dubious task of helping for SL7B, which has turned into a lot more work than expected. (Though this always happens.) As I flit from parcel to parcel, setting up media and chatting with residents and digging big holes in Sejong’s terraforming, I try to look as fashionable as I can, because that’s really what I am all about—being fashionable!

Staff

I have this breezy easy dress from Yaszi Mornington on. We all know (or should know) that Yaszi’s men’s clothing is outstanding. Well he has a few choice pieces for women too, including this darling dress made of system pieces and sculpty prims. What is amazing is that he is able to take the sculpties and instead of stiffness, they look truly full of motion and breeziness. Rarely do I catch the prim looking stiff to me.

Staff

I have Mallory Cowen’s glowing and happy skin on, trying to look fresh and youthful and full of energy (though I am exhausted already). I have cute new shoes from Kayleigh McMillan that, despite all my running around, are comfy. (It might help that I am not walking as much as tp’ing.) And I have my handy badge to identify me as “Staff.” Think they notice the photo in it?

Staff

Busy, busy, busy….!

Hair: >TRUTH< Riley – champagne by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Pearl – 01 [Peach] Glow skin (blonde hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Dress: Meriken Co.  “Doya” Tops+Skirt=Dress -blue- by Yaszi Mornington for Meriken

Lariat: SL7B STAFF badge by Odessa Dagostino

Earrings and Bracelet: fri. – Loop Bangles (Gold) and fri. – Loop Earring (L) and (R) by Viva Monday for fri.day

Shoes: *ByKay* ~ Quinty ~ *Natural* by Kayleigh McMillan for *ByKay*

Transatlanticism

the rhythm of my footsteps crossing flood lands to your door
have been silenced forever more.
the distance is quite simply much too far for me to row
it seems farther than ever before

~ from Death Cab for Cutie’s “Transatlanticism”

I start out the blog with nothing whatever to do with the look, though it could be. As may or may not be known, I am the Resident PR for the SL7B party, which will be underway later in June. I heard these lyrics today and thought about some of the applications that have come in—stories of people who are far far apart, working together in SL to create something wonderful. There have to be days when it’s frustrating but something about SL makes the rowing seem not so hard.

Transatlanticism

That being said, I show a look today from an international contingent. First we have LeeZu Baxter’s great blouse laid over Aimee Weber’s sexy bra (yes THAT Aimee Weber). LeeZu really hit on a great model here with her translucent system pieces and prims. It’s so.. sexy and real. (And LeeZu manages to avoid alpha clash because she has her channels down right AND she does her translucencies in the texture and not in the prim.. hint hint hint!)

Leggings are from monica Outlander, another cutting edge fashion maker in SL. One system piece in this—that’s all it needs. She nails it. Boots are from Megg Demina’s tribute to Alexander McQueen.

Transatlanticism

These photos are really a testiment to several days of fumbling with 2.0. Despite the rushed release, despite the complete mess it’s made of asset servers and worse, the search functions in SL, there is something to be said for 2.0. I am still fumbling, I am still confused and really sick of the font and the opaque windows, but I am moving along.

Minnu Palen’s newest skin line makes using 2.0 an incentive. She has included with her skins a set of lipsticks on the tattoo layer that can be laid over the main skin so that you have 8 eye makeups with 11 lipsticks. Removing all the eyebrow and cleavage options, that gives you 88 different skins in one fat pack. Minnu still has a hold on people who want to model. Her Model skin marketing was ingenious. I like the skins though I think the collarbone is dangerously dark and the lips were built for a frownier avatar (and they flatten out the lip cleft quite a bit with the lipstick). Nevertheless it’s an arresting skin.. noticeable and photographable.

Transatlanticism

“I need you so much closer….”

Hair: booN OOJ343 hair black by boo Nakamura for booN

Skin: [LeLutka]-LOLA_stan-makeup2(D Brows) by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Tattoo: [LeLutka]-LOLA -Lipstic_German Red by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Top: Valerie Blouse Black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!

Bra: *PREEN* Bra Lace Black by Aimee Weber for *PREEN* (no longer available as far as I can tell)

Leggings: Miamai_Labelle Pants Black by monica Outlander for Miamai

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Fancy Dancer Earring bigger by Maeve Mortlock of Ear Candy

Boots: McQueen Sequin Boots by Megg Demina for Chapeau tres Mignon