Black and White

You know, you always wish it could be, but it’s not…

Black and White

I am showing LeeZu Baxter’s newest dress, the Lily, in black and white, in an untouched photo (shot just like this in SL). The dress shows LeeZu’s definite attempt to push the edges all the time, to try new things, be innovative with her design. She scores on the top, which has a wide boatneck with three-quarter length sleeves and a high sash. The skirt is a mix of sculpty and flexi, bordering on the disastrous but she pulls it out of the danger zone with great translucent flexis and a cool texture that shades it.

Black and White

I have had this very cool skin by Mochi Milena in inventory for a while and have found the ideal use for it. It’s really for an artistic look, a startling different representation. Even walking around in the stark colors of SL, this skin made me look very different, as if in a different story or time. It’s quite beautiful, especially with its faint blush.

Black and White

Finally cute little flats from Fallingwater Cellardoor. This sweet dress shouldn’t have heels or fancy boots. Simple flats is where it’s at.

Black and White

There is no black-and-white situation. It’s all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.
~ Van Morrison

Hair: BP* OKAPPA Hair by BettiePage Voyager for BP*

Skin: [PF] Skye  <Grey> by Mochi Milena for [Pink Fuel]

Dress: [LeeZu!] Catch Lily Dress /black by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Saturday Flats – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Princess for a Day

Sky Everett, in her usual manner, has given the Black Swan Swansong sale an incredible hair piece with Princess Liante. With it’s paradoxically ancient and futuristic shape, this will adorn women across the grid either as high fashion or as role-playing accoutrement.

A furniture designer and a home builder, Sky has lent her considerable texturing and prim building talents to making hair for ladies all over the grid. Sky makes hair like no one else—it’s big, it’s beautiful, it’s many women’s fantasy. Princess Liante comes with a gorgeous jeweled ponytail that snakes around to the front. With hair pulled up in back, it comes with or without facelights.

Princess for a day

Even better, it comes with a variety of jewels. You get a pair of beautiful earrings and two collars, one that faces backwards and one that faces forwards. You also get a set of jewels that can be worn on the back of the hair piece or on top as a crown.

Princess for a Day

The crown suits me….

Princess for a Day

I chose to show the hair with Mallu Mayo’s dress Etherna. This hair has to take center stage but it has to be accompanied by a simple classic dress. Mallu’s work is clean and well-constructed. As someone remarked when they saw me in this, “Not everyone can pull off an empire waist in SL. Looks great!”

I love AOHARU’s Suede Lace Up Sandals with this dress. I show them here without the dress so you can see up close that prim toes/feet don’t have to cost a lot and don’t need to have the fat ankle and mismatched skin.

Princess for a Day

What the princess wore:

Hair with jewels: Sky Everett Designs – Princess Liante (full set) by Sky Everett for Sky Everett Designs

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Tone 2-Makeup 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: * REALE *Etherna Dress (Pearl) Bay Mallu Mayo for Reale

Shoes: AOHARU_WALK_SuedeLaceupSandals_White by machang Pichot for AOHARU

A quick shout out to some friends who have helped or been helping me with this blog including Winter Jefferson of In Cold Blood, Raven Haalen of Raven’s Roost and his partner Isle Lunasea, and my two biggest critical advisors–fashion photog buddy Wilhelm and architect Stephen. (They don’t have blogs.. they do this stuff for real. So they are kind enough to fuss at my photos in-world while they are trying to relax.)

Thanks also to Saeya for hooking me up with that Photosphere! My own hollowed-out sphere was getting to be a drag.

And moo, I love ya, babe!