May 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Still here, actually starting to feel like interacting again. There’s a long post on multi-year depression in this mess but I haven’t gotten to the point where I can look back yet.
So somewhere in the last year I surrendered to mesh. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like mesh: shoes, hair, furnishings. I just haven’t liked mesh clothes because with standard sizes it meant serious changes to Amelia’s shape. I can deal with a flatter stomach, it looks like she started doing sit-ups. Small breast reductions for certain tops are ok, although I prefer to avoid it. What really gets me is the ass. Amelia didn’t have much of one because I don’t and the addition looks like she had implant surgery and breaks the illusion that she’s me. I would have never expected to have this big a reaction to this particular area but there it is. I know creators are doing their best with the tools they have, I just want to remind people (if anyone is still reading) that the tech isn’t perfect yet.
So I have gotten several tops and some great jackets but today I’m focusing on mesh bottoms because I’ve been so picky about them.
This violet blouse from Maitreya was my first mesh clothing purchase. It’s beautifully vintage and feminine without being frilly. I love this photo because she looks like she’s going to kick someone’e ass in the most ladylike way possible.
The pants are Dench from MichMi. All mesh pants seem to be skinny or giant legs while really defining the ass. Just not for me mostly. These are a nice elegant straight leg. Possibly the most important part is that they fit under many mesh tops and jackets! Mesh items from different designers often don’t play well together but these go beautifully with several other things in my wardrobe. I keep hoping she’ll put out lighter colors but no luck.
The jacket is the Piper blazer from Elate! and the boots are Will from *G Field*. I got the fatpack and I’m considering proposing to them. They are wonderfully customizable with a number of options to mix and match. The skirt you may not have seen before. It’s the pencil skirt in dark blue from Bilo. Bilo does wonderful Near East inspired clothing but they also have some more traditional western pieces. This skirt is a mesh hybrid so I get the beauty of mesh while it still conforms to my shape instead of the other way around.
One more shot, these jeans are from Jane and the top is from Ingenue. It’s interesting because it comes not only in the standard sizes but also with “wider hip” versions of each so that it works better with mesh bottoms. It sits on top of these jeans without any problem.
So that’s me for now.
May 15, 2012 § Leave a Comment
September 27, 2011 § Leave a Comment
A lot of challenges go around the Second Life fashion scene but I don’t remember any interesting me like this one. The premise is that you put together a photo showing how you’ve changed your avatar since you started. I used to have a folder with screenshots since I started that showed a huge evolution but it’s gone missing. So instead is the photo from the first blog post Tanya made for me in 2007 (when everyone thought I was her alt <g>).
There’s one a year up to tonight. When I was going through past blog posts, I was often struck with “This outfit is *that* old?”
I’m pretty sure I still have everything in these photos.
For tonight we have Whippet & Buck’s boatneck, which may be my favorite piece of clothing ever. The pants are mesh wide-leg by Jane. I’m interested in the possibilities of mesh but the difficulties of fitting it to the av shape make me hesitant. This is the only mesh piece I’ve bought so far. Skin is one of the more recent Curio releases and the shoes are, as always, Shiny Things. It’s very representative of me today.
May 14, 2011 § Leave a Comment
- Hair - [elikatira] Early – Brown 02
- Skin & lip gloss - Exile: September: Creme: Laguna
- Eye shadow - (PixelDolls) Eyeshadow . Fiametta . Lime
- Nail polish - Adam n Eve Manicure & Pedicure Tattoo Pink Spark
- Dress- e! Zahra Dress (Light Green)
- Leggings - **MIS** Pins Pants – Snow
- Cami -jane femme lace cami milk
- Shoes- [elikatira] Flair Flats – Teal/White
- Belt - (Elate!) Black Belt (low)
- Earrings, necklace, & eyes by Miriel, who I miss even if my linden balance doesn’t
November 2, 2010 § Leave a Comment
I’m not blogging much but I’m in world pretty much every day. The way outfits have been redone in the new viewer to link to the items instead of moving or copying them has finally made it useful for me. Now I really with it used tags for searching through all my outfits
I’ve also fallen in love with the tattoo layer. The new beta viewer giving us the ability to wear multiple ones made me squee.
I’ve gone through my Fall outfits for pics for this post. I’ll point out some pieces but feel free to ask if you want something I didn’t list. Pretty much all the hair is from Truth, I’ve fallen in love with the textures in the last few months. Most of the skins are either my old favorite 5th & Oxford or Exile. I spent the Summer wearing Exile’s Chloe line and Have rarely taken off the September line since it came out.
This was supposed to be a post of it’s own but I was too busy. Whippet & Buck put out this dress in several colors. To me it makes the perfect LBD. So we have both a day and an evening look for demonstration. The black flats are from Ingenue, I collected several pairs of both styles in the store and have thus far resisted grabbing the rest of the colors and the heels.
I’ve also been experimenting with my hair and eye colors lately. Hair is Truth, eyes are from the late, great Miriel and skin is Exile. The September skins have cleverly put the darker eyebrow colors on tattoos. The sweater is an oldie but goody from Pink Outfitters. You’ll see these boots from Shiny Things in various colors in many of the pics.
I’ve also been in love with these tweed pencil skirts from Sn@tch. They’re inexpensive and come with two fabulous belts in both black and brown. The striped top is also from Sn@tch, a group gift I think.
Top and skirt from Whippet & Buck. Just assume I rave about everything they put out. The minis have been ideal for layering over the plethora of leggings/tights available. Brown hair is more Truth, the violet eyes are still Miriel.
I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to wears these tights from Fishy Strawberry. Something about the color combinations, the texture and the widths of the stripes is just right.
You’ve all seen the dress I’m sure. The tights are from This is Fawn and the undershirt is from Janie Marlowe’s new store Jane. Jane is another store I’m resisting buying out. Which is harder because it’s so inexpensive. There are a set of tank tops in just about every color for free in the back.
The jacket is another Jane find. I love it so much I bought all three colors.
June 13, 2010 § 1 Comment
I don’t review skins much so forgive the lack of details. I’ve been on a hunt for new skins since I came back to SL a couple of months ago. Not that I particularly needed them, just wanted some new variety. I hit paydirt when I saw this new release (Chloe) from Exile.
They’re a great summer skin for me, a little darker than my normal lines, but not too dark. The detailing is light too, so I don’t look like I’m using makeup to “sculpt” my face. And the makeups are gorgeous.
Here I’m wearing “Smut” with Exile’s “Lush” lashes.
A more normal look for me, wearing “Myst.” Kavar Cleanslate does an excellent job diversifying his eye and lip colors for a wide variety of looks and the blond brows are very natural looking.
May 15, 2010 § 3 Comments
It’s my rezday so I’ll show you what I’m wearing.
This outfit started with the leggings that were one of the freebies from TuttiFrutti for the Deck’s birthday. The shirt was this month’s group gift from Mischief. The hair is an ETD classic. The skin is old Chai (Launa Fauna). The jacket is from Luminosity, which has been dead for a while, Refuge made the belt and the shoes are Lassitude & Ennui.
Just so you know I’m still me <g>. I go this dress from the PixelDolls reseller in Liome.
My second favorite part of the new viewer is how it treats premade Outfits. Originally, you’d save an outfit and it would physically move the items into the outfit folder. Which was a pain with no copy stuff like shoes. I never used it because I wouldn’t be able to find anything. Now it just does a sym-link so you can save the outfit without loosing the item.