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Archive for March 2010

Still slowly going through things I get at the clothing fair and accessory fair. This one is really sweet outfit I got at Milky House. I am not wearing the leg armor (Kyahan) because even though is modify it was not possible for me as is to get them to fit a size 85 leg muscle due to the design, if was more prims I could do it and maybe I make some later at some point; and overall I don’t care so much for the high heeled geta or tabi, and prefer maybe some other ones I have. But otherwise this is a great outfit. Also was a good excuse to finally get the Daisho by Tengu Yamabushi that I have never justifyed buying before.

and just to put a modern twist to it the black band on the right thigh has a glock 22 in a holster …

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Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
>TRUTH< Sienna 2
*Milky House-Tennyo Sange- In Black
Sakka's Studio **WAsandals SAKURA* (the no socks shots)
.:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Lady :: ENIGMA :: W
Daisho (Katana and Wakizashi) by Tengu Yamabushi
22 Glock that doesn't say who the creator is and i had like with older avie back when CSI was in SL.

I take a visit to Bare Rose to look at the new outfits and get one there called “Strings” which is I think is kind of inspired by American Southwest Indian look.

Anyhow it is all prim and takes quite awhile to get them adjusted prim by prim, but likely is still not appropriate for everywhere in SL.
And as nice as it is it is not what I really wanted to blog, but that provides the jump point for this entry and puts things in context how the inspiration to get this together happens.
So, I remember wandering around the Accessories Fair a few weeks back and get a belt that has a script that changes the stone and finally take it out and get it to fit.
Anyhow I really liked in turquoise and realized I had a few things but not so much to go with.
So I spend a few logins going all over getting different turquoise and coral pieces of jewelry and was mixing and matching. Final piece of ensemble was when I am checking a group in a friend’s profile.
I see someone in that group with interesting name, and another interesting group, and eventually get a pick from yet another profile, but I end up at mixx Ethnic Style where I get the crochet vest.

Then a shot closer up to show off the jewelry and the vest.

And final shot with the vest off to show off the necklace, which is maybe nicest piece of jewelry I got from anywhere, and has nice notecard that explains history of the style and all that.

(Bit of rant follows soooooo.. please ignore if you are in camps of the elitist “professional content creator” and dislike “amateur content creators” as my rant may offend some.)

Also last picture shows off the nice hand attached jewelry that I really love to have available, and finally lets me trash the slave bracelets which were last pieces of jewelery I was reluctantly wearing from a creator who says “people who do it for fun are dangerous to those of us who do it for a living” during commerce office hours. Being one that does some content creations from time to time for fun I kind of take that as at worst hostile or at minimum contempt looking down the nose at me and my kind. Without ability to make or modify your own things and have some fun building then SL would be just 3D chatroom like IMVU I think anyhow, and I never log into my IMVU account since I find that very boring.
(end of rant)

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Kimiko – Midnight by Calico
Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
HellBop – Hank – Sheer – Undershirt
FO Daisy Jean shorts and I got no clue where I get these
[mixxES]Ethnic crochet vest_01
sf design caroline sandals

And a ton of jewelery:
“Squash Blossom” native american necklace by Inca Temple
*::UM::* Stone change_Belt (Umeko Mode)
*Ticky Tacky* Sugar Shack Chandelier Earrings
::7DP:: Ella Hand Jewlery Sapphire
Yak & Yeti * Filigree Tibetan Anklet with Turquoise *
Yak & Yeti * Tibetan belly ring with Turquoise
–well okay you can’t get this as belly ring as is huh, is something i modifyed to fit.
-it starts as an earring from Y&Y which was copy/mod, so I attach a copy to the stomach point
-then i take what would be the back part of earring and move it above like it is part of piercing

(Note in Bare Rose pic the hair is freebie You from Zero Style, and the geta are from Itan Kishi (I forget which one but looks like the gold flowers).

So those that know me are aware my hobbies in SL include surfing, scuba diving and horseback riding, and that I spend quite a bunch of time on beaches doing all those things.
I’m a member of the Vibrations group which is one of the many SL Surfing organization, and Mori Pwani is like home base for Vibrations and has a big epic wave that runs like length of the sim.
(Ha actually I prefer surfing next sim over at Tuli Bahari since it has lots of whitecap fluffies that I prefer riding to the epics or pipelines, but as a beach, Mori Pwani is really a nice spot, and I like to take a practice on the Epic now and then too).
Anyhow typically surfing one would not see things this pretty since you turn things way low to cut lag as much as possible, but for pictures I kick everything up to ultra. Oh yeah, and surfing at sunset and sunrise or low light night with moon is really good too.

So I get this first outfit the Tropical Trollop as fatpack at the big sale at Mischief couple weeks ago and is nice to wear out on a beach.

Next shot is me using my swimmer’s hud and swimming around in the surf.

Last shot is me at the buoy waiting for the next wave.

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Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
* 0 Style * You *(Dark Chocolate)
Top & Skirt are **MIS** Tropical Trollop
NicciStyle Lilac Batik Bikini (peeking out under MIS top -NicciStyle is what i call stuff I make when i feel inspired or don’t feel like shopping)
::: B@R ::: TubeTop (I take the puka shell necklace from that outfit)
Sakka’s Studio **WAsandals SAKURA**
Purple Rose Anklet and Purple Rose Headdress from Mystic Sky
Sunshine naval piercing by Inca Temple
Wet Suit is *Love AYA* Surfer

Had one of those days where i decide I just want my avie to look comfy and was in some desert place and keep adding things, find excuse to go finally buy these sandals from Sakka’s and then further excuse to add another one of Naive knit tops to my inventory (and get the lockdown slap on midnight madness board while I was there so is double win).

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Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
* 0 Style * You *(Dark Chocolate)
.: Naive :. Knitted Top Green Tee
*salire denim skirt/Blue
PARADISIS Girls : Panties Kitty Cute Black
::: B@R ::: TubeTop Puka Shell Necklace
Silk & Satyr Evening Star Starlight Earrings
Ecliptic bracelets by Inca Temple
Sakka’s Studio **WAsandals SAKURA**

So I get this new outfit called the Lindy at DeLa earlier and find a sim that recreate some of the look and feel of the Ginza in the 1930’s and then being typical me I cross lines between eclectic and quirky as usual and do some variations that got nothing to do with setting at all. but is nice place for photoshoot and got some interesting shops i will look more in when i get done taking my photos.

First is how i think would normally be worn with like some fancy fishnets and some heels.

Then punk it up a bit.

Then make it into something maybe i’d wear if i make videos like say Skye Sweetnam or like that with the plaid skater pants and some combat boots:

and who don’t like hopscotch huh?

All Variations:
Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
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* 0 Style * You *(Dark Chocolate)
=DeLa*= Knit dress with belt “Lindy” Black
Circe Necklace by Dark Eden
Ecliptic bracelets by Inca Temple
Silk & Satyr Evening Star Starlight Earring

Heels and fancy fishnets version
.:VDI:. Envy – Chandra Black Platforms
Belle Etoile by Smaller Love Fashions

Punkier look
Yellow Plaid Zipper Pants *Menace*
::: B@R ::: GL Mini Kimono Black Socks
Neko Gear – CombatBoots

So i been at the clothing fair RFL thing for last week or so checking out all the stores and get a few things here and there, mostly is a good chance to check out what people got, make a few nice buys in donation vendors for the charity, and get LM for future references.

Anyhow in the New Delhi build I find Vlintuition is set up, and she makes really nice stuff (i got like 17 or so outfits from there), and I find one in the vendor new to me the Kala. Also what is new to me is some add on packs, a Harem and an Arabia version. So if you do those mix and match you got lot of combos, i end up with one that has parts of all three I like.

I end up liking the pantaloon from the harem look for some reason, though the gown is really nice too i just forget to take any pictures in it 😦

here is in belly dancer pose:

and then one more picture without the veil this time:


Also she has things at the clothing fair marked half off regular prices so is good time to stock up like me with addon packs for outfits I get before. And I’m waiting of course for what she got planned this year April for Thai New Years since she in the past does nice bargain or like new release and so on for that. (Ha and I chat with her at the clothing fair a bit and ask what she gonna do and she said she has not decide yet LOL)

Style Notes:
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Tukinowaguma luna SH
Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
**Vlintuition Kala Gown – Orchid
The choli top, bracelets (forearm) and dupatta
** Vlintuition Kala Harem – Orchid
body chain, pantaloon & undies
** Vlintuition Kala Arabia – Orchid
slave bells gold by Ti’Amo
Hand attach bracelets: Ecliptic bracelets by Inca Temple
Earrings and belly jewel: Piercing Set-Daggers by PA Design

So I get this jewelry set in lucky chair at Ticky Tacky, and then mix and match different pieces that i had in inventory not sure quite where it was going to go but eventually I like where it ends up.

and a closer up shot waist up and i actually changed eyes for first time since i was day one noobie.

and a last shot with different lights and scenery

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: PopFuzz – Glamour Eyes – Deep Grey
Hair: * 0 Style * You *(Dark Chocolate) (Newbie Freebie hair)
Top: COCO Shirred Tube Dress top .. wine (actually this is just top from dress and is modify and i cropped it at 78 length) (This was a group gift at COCO)
Pants: +Lika Ruby+china outfit Chunjie(white)
Jacket: +grasp+/Leather Biker Jacket/White/Womens
Panties: wearing the panties from *CGirl*Hapiko`s* Bra&Panties *Soft BabyPink * not sure if they show in pix but are cute
Footwear: sf design caroline sandals (these were freebie back in September when I get them)
Earrings, Necklace & Anklets: *Ticky Tacky* Suffragette Jewelry Set – Blush (Lucky chair freebie)
Belly Jewel: Alienbear Design (diamond sperm belly jewellery)
Glasses: primOptic Steam glasses 1.17

So I’m checking out blogs before logging in and see this entry for a build called The Mother Road, and is like bit of fantasy look how it was imagined Route 66 looked back in the days. Anyhow it looked interesting so I go visit it and it was pretty nice, though quite a few people were there and kind of laggy, also I was hoping that it would have been more of the sim, but all in all I liked it.

Anyhow I had an outfit I get before at Doolhof which has really nice 50’s retro rockabilly things when I was shopping across the street that time at Hell Bop for similar stuff. Anyhow it fits in nicely with the feel of this build I think huh?

So here is me inside the Mother Road Diner by the ice cream.

This next is picture outside looking down the road, wish I had got a hitch hiker pose before when I seen one LOL

Finally here is picture at the gas station sitting next to a bike, and I set windlights so that it would look like early morning fog kind of.

Style notes:

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: * 0 Style *Prissy*(Dark Chocolate)
Outfit: Susie 6 Piece by Doolhof
Shoes: *YUM* -Karmel! High Heel Spike Sandals by Yummi Honi
Bracelets: Silq’waggi Madagascar by Silk & Satyr
Earrings and Necklace: Sunshine by Inca Temple

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.

March 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