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Archive for February 2010

So I like events at the Bubblegum and when I can I like to show up huh. Anyhow they have nice themes and so this one was 60’s and hippies. Well I decided to go 60’s mod, and went as go-go dancer. Anyhow couple shots of the event and then shot of the go-go outfit while I was getting some boots to go with. This also for those that like say “is nothing to do in SL no more”, just need to find places you are feeling comfortable and like that.

and a couple shots showing off some of my friends here at the club.

And finally me at sf designs where i got my boots. Actually I had boots before but I go to use this as excuse to get pair in black too and try to go with same scheme of alternate black and white like the outfit but it didn’t work so good with one black and one white boot LOL anyhow.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: [HS] Rana ’09 – Coal (Hair Solutions)
Outfit, is dress, belt, gloves and cap: The Go Go. So was Friday’s Girl when I get it but now is Costume Depot.
Panty Hose: Black And White Checkered Panty Hose by PopFuzz
Footwear: sfd velvet crush boots – white (sf designs)
Earrings: “Sunshine” earring by Inca Temple
Necklace: Circe Necklace by Dark Eden
Bangles: [Woo’s!] Checkered Cuffs

So my last post I was in the Kowloon sim taking some pictures and come across this little shop called Cat’s Eye. I got a freebie tank top and thought it looked nicely done, and so look around the store.
I see this old school safari suit, the kinds like old colonial times with knickers and all and liked what I see so I buy that too.
I try it on and takes awhile to get the prim belt and the shirt collar and tie to be adjusted right, but lucky they were modify and I had nothing better to do.
Anyhow I decide that the oxfords I got a few weeks ago at Tesla would be nice with this outfit.

Then I’m thinking dang this would look sweet with a pith helmet and tried remembering where I seen one and make a joke like who would ever want a pith helmet. Well quick search and I see it was Irkmade and my friend Hap Underwood who makes them and so joke was on me LOL
Anyhow I tp to one of his stores and buy one, i swap out the hair to one from Amacci that has a cap so that it looks good under the pith helmet and hairs don’t stick through.

Jungle photos taken in “Jungle Territory” in the Acanthus sim since it seems like nice place to wear this outfit:

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Red Outfit Hair: Amacci Hair Elvira
Jacket, Pants, Shirt, Belt & Socks: *Cat’s-Eye* Safari Suit Black
Pith Helmet: Pith Helmet(natural) WhiteDevilBrand – irkmade –
Shoes: – TESLA – High Oxfords Shoe
Poses by Cherry Girl

So I was going for casual city looking outfit for shopping and MM board slapping and put on the leggings at one point that had black with the red trim.
I think dang a red top would look nice and so I rifle inventory and find this freebie I got forever ago at Uzuri, which is interesting huh in that they are most know for skins and jewelry. Add some red shoes and all set.

Hah for this next shot is I also got observation that I’ve seen lot of stances and gestures with peace signs and so like that in SL but never one with single finger suitable for sending snapshot anti-valentine to ex types.

From that outfit I keep the jewelry and underwear, and change out the rest and very quickly am ready for a Tet and Chinese New Year look.
So this is new line from Lika Ruby with the dress, and has long and short skirts. Short one with the stockings has that Hey Sailor look huh LOL.
Anyhow the designs of outfits like a qiapo have come long way, historically in SL was always done with top or jacket and a skirt layer and of course mesh for system skirts sucks unless you are standing legs together.
Newer designs are longer jackets or pants layer for tight pencil skirt base and then central prim pieces which then don’t distort the texture like happens with system skirt.
At some point I added the prim nails to the look, I never have much luck with those or prim eyelashes but these seem better than most.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Red Outfit Hair: *mikan_hair_FluffyBomb
Qiapo outfit hair: :: Lotus by Mau’s & Mej’s
Red Top: -=UZURI=- Bobo Tunic (was freebie)
Leggings: +LR Leggings china(onyx)black by Lika Ruby
Dress: +Lika Ruby+china dress Chunjie in black
Bra (straps peek-a-boo a bit): black sf design victoria lace bra
Stockings: )S( BESAME by Smaller Rossini (Actually I also have panties and corset on from set but can’t see well maybe bit of garter from the panties and garter part in the short qiapo pictures)
Red Footwear: AC Sasy Chic gift by Perse (So was freebie at Aphrodite Creations when I get so the AC, not sure if name is changed now on shoes)
Qiapo outfit shoes: **Vlintuition Filament Shoes – Color Change
Gloves and black bracelet: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Bracelet :: ENIGMA ::
Shimmery Bracelet, Earrings & Necklace: Ecliptic by Inca Temple
Eyewear: primOptic Lunie glasses 1.17
Anklet: Gold Slave Bell Anklet by Kasia Starostin
Prim Nails: Black Nail Chinese Flower by Timar Kawashima

So was edgy kind of formal event I’m going to so i figure i’d mix it up and do mini skirt with a nice tuxedo top. I get lucky when I see that the garter for stockings was in lilac and was the color of the tuxedo outfit i had so I didn’t have to buy anything to fit in. Also I really like the gloves and bracelet combo that I got at loulou & co earlier in the week for a different outfit idea that i never get around to blogging.

Pic of outfit by itself too.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: * 0 Style *Prissy*
Blouse, Vest & Cravat: sfd molto bello vest set lilac by sf designs
Skirt: drawmachine Mini01
Jacket: sf design flora tux by sf designs
Stockings and underwear: Belle Etoile by Smaller Rossini
Gloves and bracelets: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Bracelets :: ENIGMA ::
Footwear: Sofa King Strapped by Mystical Designs

So I needed some things for Mardi Gras and was doing mix and match from things. Last stop I get the mask (actually I three different ones) and so am trying out the outfit at Bubblegum Music Factory since I like and I get the mask in a shop in the sim.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: *C + C* Blind Mag (w/Beads) – Purple Gold
Basic Outfit: *DD* Amaya Green (Dilly Dolls)
Mask: Just Holidays – Mardi Gras Mask (green) by Heather Spaight
Beads: Silk & Satyr Mardi Gras Beads Purple
Diadem & Necklace: Ecliptic by Inca Temple
Earrings: Piercing Daggers by PA Designs
Footwear: Silk & Satyr Mardi Gras Beads Purple

So I get a few pieces from the 60L Sundays travels yesterday, and was trying them on, and really like this two toned outfit I got at De3oR, it’s a bit more risque than i usually wear, but for some club type events it is just fine.
Anyhow I tried out on a dance floor and liked the outfit and so ended up going back to the store to look around to get some more stuff, which I think is what merchants hope for with these type of sales huh?

and a couple shots in motion:

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: *mikan_hair_FluffyBomb
Outfit: .:\De3oR/:. OutFit – 60L$ Sunday/Saturday (06/07.02.)
Shoes: *EtchD* Mules, Frosty
Earrings and Belly Jewel: Piercing set-Daggers by PA Designs
tattoos I think i mention in earlier posts I made myself

“Happy Valentine’s Day!” “Happy Singles Awareness Day!” /me *slaps well-wisher in the face and walks off*
First off I typically dislike all holidays to begin with. Worst ones though are like sentimental holidays like valentines which suck most since even though my friends know my situation they still send me valentines junk. Like thanks for the reminder to me I am a misfit lonelyheart LOL
So instead of being all sorry for myself and that junk which can happen, I log into SL and splurge and by a new outfit (Green I read on a blog is official color of Single Awareness Day observers since is opposite of pink), and like that to treat myself.
Props to me for finally having inner confidence to not give into to RL desperations or expectation to negotiate a valentines day date.
So my married and coupled friends don’t understand due to co-dependence issue or guilt or whatever other reasons people pair off, I don’t pretend to understand, just wish they would not try and “fix me up” with date after I go to great lengths to talk myself out of such nonsense earlier.
I guess I should just let it go and hope is that they mean well just don’t understand.

So I end up at Kumin which is a Japanese store I like and find outfit I had seen before and vaguely remembered (takes me like multiple TPs to find right store), called Lonely Cat in Green, fitting for me on such a holiday LOL

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: Rachael by Dernier Cri
Outfit: =Kumin=LonelyCat Green
Footwear: Neko Gear – CombatBoots

So then I change up into a green plaid outfit I have forever I got onetime at Magi Take but I wanted to try it with the boots I had got to go with the Lonely Cat outfit but then decided to go with combat boots instead.

Changes from first outfit:
Hair: ~BWH~Naturals~Rumor~
Dress: magi take check Outerwear Dress – Green
Boots: .+*Cipher*+. Boots ++Storm++

So I get invite to go hang out awhile at a pub place and was not sure about the crowd and like that since I never been there. I decide to go with major mixed messages type outfit and end up sitting on a barstool the whole time and don’t interact much which is typical for me.
Ha was first time in forever I get one of the born today newbies send me friend request before even saying “hi”, I forgot all about that kind of thing, guess I should go clubbing more often haha.

Anyhow I end up trying this picture in the classic MySpace photo angle (or so some dating blog says it is called).

After things quiet down I go back out to reslap a few MM boards and decide to change the skirt as I was having some AO issues with being a bit too wide for the sculptie skirt piece when I rock hips from side to side.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: Hmpf by Rynja Zephaniah (Priestkings Code)
Top: *Fishy Strawberry* Poisonous Lotus Top – Quartz
White Knit Skirt: DeeTaleZ Skirts thick wool white
Jean Skirt: *Fishy Strawberry* mini garage
Jacket: ~Betrayal~ “HarleyGirl” (is sweet, note that it is full prim so can even wear jacket layer of something else under it)
Underwear: *Shai* Duchess White Panties with Garters
Stockings: *Shai* Duchess White Stockings
Shoes (which include the knit stocking): *EtchD* Sweetness, Black Cherry
Earrings: Daggers Earing by PA Designs

So I go visit at Bare Rose the other night and in the new release tower area I see this outfit but am not sure when I’d ever wear it or like that.
Eventually after walking around the whole store I decide is what I want most that I see so I buy it and start to adjust prims and then get some ideas.
First off as with all Bare Rose stuff you got lots of options for colors and a bunch of accessories, and then I start to match with a few other things I had for different looks. One of the things I like lots about Bare Rose is that pieces work well along with things from other designers so you get lot of wardrobe options for the investment.

So a couple pix of the outfit itself. Style note as usual the following in all pictures:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack

and in the following shots:
Hair: Celine by Mau’s & Mej’s
Boots: COWGIRL BOOTS Black By Candace Hudson
Earrings: Daggers Earing by PA Design

Then with black corset:

A shot in the pink corset from behind showing off the nice shading of the pants.

So I take off the jacket and hat, change out the pants and added a rapier and instant swashbuckler.

Swashbuckler Version:
Blouse/Corset, Gun Belt, Collar and Gloves from ::: B@R ::: Lycan Huntress
Hair: Celine by Mau’s & Mej’s
Pants: Jumper Contrast Jodhpurs by Last Call
Boots: COWGIRL BOOTS Black By Candace Hudson
Stylish Rapier by Tengu Yamabushi
Earrings: Daggers Earing by PA Design

And then I go more to the Last Call Dressage outfit but keep a few pieces of Bare Rose Lycan Huntress to go with other pieces that make for nice riding outfit.

Dressage Version:
Collar and Gloves from ::: B@R ::: Lycan Huntress
Hair: *T/O/H HAIR BOB2 by Kappers In Japan
Top: Ladies frilled blouse Shirt by sf designs
Jacket: Dressage Jacket (thistle) by Last Call
Pants: Jumper Contrast Jodhpurs by Last Call
Boots: D2TK Devine Riding Thigh boots (I don’t wear upper leg part so is knee high for me)
Hat: Black Velvet Hat (Black Ribbons) by Caliber
Earrings: Daggers Earing by PA Design
Horse: Ruby Pinto Black AO by Crimson Phoenix

Wow a crowd, in SL???? Dang, usually I am only person on whatever sim I go to anymore, this is like old times years ago with my older avie 🙂
So new board added at Cherry Girl and some new items in the boards and a big crowd. I was here the other night and was only one looking at the boards, this is like it use to be at popular stores for Lucky Chairs and Lucky Boards.
So anyhow this is what a crowd looks like when you can find one in SL. Most everyone is only partly rezzed in, you see lot of gray objects, lot of walls and things likely will never render.
That’s me btw in the blue dress and cornrows in the lower left of the picture. Patience pays off…
[9:27] * Lucky Board *FREE *CherryGirl*H* Ayumin P * Hair Type2 whispers: Congratulations! Nicci Chau got FREE *CherryGirl*H* Ayumin P * Hair Type2.
Downside for me is that is Blonde and no modify/no transfer, so until I can figure out excuse to go as a blonde it will kind of sit in inventory.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: >>Celine black blue by Mau’s & Mej’s
Dress and Earrings: +LR china-fl-dress (Sapphire) by Lika Ruby
Stockings and the rest of the undies that you can’t see: )S( BESAME by Smaller Love Fashion
Shoes: ~*ZHAO*~ “ZOEY” LYNX

Lucky Board at Cherry Girl

World Wide Interactive 24/7 Soap Opera Character

I'm just a supporting cast member to world wide interactive 24/7 soap opera called "Second Life". It's a just a game or time-waster to some, and more important than real life to some, and everyone else is in between the extremes.

I'm not a primary character in anyone else's personal soap opera story, just supporting cast. I stopped taking it serious like that years ago with older avies that had romances, ran businesses, were entertainers, were designers and builders. Now I am just wanderer vagabonding around and try to spend the inheritance my older avies left me. Lots of the time is frustratation on missing how things use to be in SL when the magic was still there for me, now is my hobby and try as i try, i cannot keep from logging in for hours and hours at a time, but I do resist temptations to let it take over my real life once again.

What I'm blogging:
Is in the end in style of a fashion blog but is not like a real "I'm a fashion blogger" nonesense thing.
I'm not all so much about finding new designer things that are out so much as finding things I like i never seen, or better track down something I saw before and didn't get and now want to get, and playing with what I got in inventory in addition to things I see when I'm out getting new things.
I'm not real fashion blogger type that like has designers drop things into inventory and say "blog this" huh, nothing like that, mostly is to go through the thousands of things I have and at least get some use out of them and maybe a few stories and like my observation on things.

February 2010

Personal Pet Peeve in SL fashion trends

So, my avie is short and wide by SL standards, consequently most all prim parts need some adjustments. I hate resizer scripts (that as far as I read in blogs don't work to stop copybot anyhow), since they do all directions, and typically i need to make shorter and wider, not bigger which you cannot do with those scripts. Some designers are really cool and will send or upsell me a modify set of prims or will adjust if i send them my shape if they insist on not selling a mod version; and others tell me pound sand and say that I need to change my shape. Most designers ignore me if I make requests or they ask for a bunch extra lindens to do a fitting. The second two sets I'll never buy from again nor do I recommend, hope they are happy with the one sale.

Unless Otherwise Noted

I realize some of stuff I don't change much so unless otherwise noted the following should be presumed:

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack