Yeah, I’m losing my edge.
I’m losing my edge.
The kids are coming up from behind.
I’m losing my edge.
I’m losing my edge to the kids from France and from London.
But I was there.
~ “Losing My Edge” by LCD Soundsystem
Gah, I am four years old in SL today. That’s like MIDDLE AGED. I have caught up with myself. I went shopping with a friend last night and two lovely young ladies got in voice and gave me all sorts of advice about where to get free skins and free jewelry and passed me a bunch of freebies and landmarks. I graciously thanked them. As I said to my friend, they probably thought I looked like a hick because my boobs are kind of small, and I wasn’t wearing elf ears or showing butt crack. I’m clearly losing my edge.
I put together this look just cuz I like it. This dress was the first thing I purchased from a Fashion for Life vendor (one in a long string of “hits” at FFL), made by Umeki Yokosuka. Yes, it’s based on a template. She freely admits it. That doesn’t diminish her terrific work and the incredible styling and eye she has. I just loved this dress and its bold design and flirty flexi skirt.
I decided to wear deadly high fetish heels with the dress from Viktoria Brandenburg, who is the queen of fetish heels in Sl. These beauties come with a skin coloring hud which also allows metal changes, etc. My lolita ponytails are from Syndel Daviau, who has a flair for more fantasy hair. She has quite a lot of great hair for role playing and I really need to show more of it. These ponytails have color changers on the ribbons. Finally my skin is a group gift from Tricky Boucher (which you can still get at his store). Its great makeup and beautiful skin tone induced me to get a fat pack as a rez day present (which I will be showing more of soon).
I heard you have a compilation of every good song ever done by anybody….
I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know….
You don’t know what you really want…
You don’t know what you really want….
Hair: .::S::. Yuki – Onyx by Syndel Daviau for ::S::. – Secrets Hair *
Skin: -Belleza- Melissa Med group gift by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Violet (L) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *
Dress: Smushyface: Vintage Stripe Print Dress by Umeki Yokosuka for Smushyface
Shoes: VvB 9inch COURT Platform Shoe BLACK V4 by Viktoria Brandenburg for VvB *
“When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin’ when I hold you
Don’t you know I feel the same
‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain.”
– Guns N’ Roses, November Rain
You know, it has to be bad when I quote the lyrics of a Guns N Roses song, but November is doing her work on my mood, strangling the golden rays of the sun and presenting a us with a gray sky and moody mien. ‘
A little color is in line, and this dress from pixivor Allen fits the bill perfectly, reminding us of the rich and beautiful colors autumn just gave us. I especially love the hem of the dress—pixivor has made a graceful and translucent skirt that doesn’t suffer from alpha clash by using the right channels and underlying it with a simple texture. It floats beautifully in the November winds and brightens the grayest day with its bold and feminine beribboned waist and sequined top. Normally a decollatage like this would aggravate me—it’s so simple and “easy.” But pixivor exceeds expectations with a clean and crisp edge and logical decoration. She didn’t default to this because it was easy; it’s SUPPOSED to be this shape.
My skin is a new offering from Syndel Daviau. Syndel has tried to enter a pretty competitive environment among skin makers, and she admittedly uses mostly photosourced pieces for her skins. But her recent Lorena set is certainly up for the challenge with its smoky eyes and optional makeups. Syndel opted to offer blush sets, an aging set, and a freckle set for the tattoo layer, which is a different strategy than most skin makers.
“November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Hair: >TRUTH< Miranda – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: Lorena_Make4_Bald_FB with [TS] Lorena Blush 1 by Syndel Daviau for Tribal Soul *
Dress (with Shoes): (AlaFolie) LADY CHOCOLAT longue by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie
Necklace: Mariposa: Jewels: Amorphis – Aquamarine by Felicity Winslet for Mariposa
Another in a seeming series of black and wicked outfits. I am beginning to wonder if this is some sort of unconscious response to all the pretty mermaid outfits I did last week.
This outfit, once featured as the outfit in the fishing pond at DV8 (I kid you not), is my choice of sin today. With its sweetheart neckline, sexy off-shoulder sweater and shorty short flirty flexi skirt, this is an outfit made for sin.. but only in the sweetest way. Let me remark here that Vasha Martinek has further expanded on this outfit by making several colors of the tank that goes with this. She has this entire outfit (29 pieces which include a number of tops, jeans, this skirt, and the boots) and several colors of the boots on sale as well.
I show it with a skin from Syndel Daviau, who showed at the Fantasy Faire. (Yes, I thought I was done too, but clearly not, because Syndel deserved her day.) Worn on my usual shape, the nose on this shape shows itself a bit differently, so my facial structure seems very changed. I really like the eyebrows (and remember, I am an eyebrow freak), and the coloring of the eye shadows is hauntingly beautiful. Syndel also chooses a decolletage with what might be called “enhanced” breasts. Many women in SL like this look; it’s not my usual but it suits this outfit perfectly.
Finally the boots, also made by Vasha Martinek and also once part of the fishing expedition at DV8. (When have you ever gone fishing and HOPED you would get the boot?) She is serving up 13 (!) additional colors of these boots and yes, they can be purchased separately.
Hair: Sky Everett Designs-Queen of damnation/midnight by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs
Skin: [TS] Season 1 – Dark – Make 1 by Syndel Daviau for Tribal Soul Designs *
Outfit (including boots): GO FISH! +DV8+ Bad Poetry by Vasha Martinek for DV8 *
Ring: P.C; Black Pearl Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture
Boots: +DV8+ Morrhigan Bitchboots – Blood Vasha Martinek for DV8 * (if purchased separately)