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U is for — Urizaska

U is for Urizaska

I thought I was gonna have a hard time with U for Vanessa Blaylock’s alphabetical inventory challenge — but I ran across these glasses/sunshades from Urizaska.  They’re menu-driven, and my current preferred glasses when I go walking in the sunshine.

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T is for — Tube Dress

T is for Tube Dress

This Audrey tube dress from PurpleMoon is made of mesh leather, and fits quite nicely….  (knowing smile)

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S is for — Sydney

As in Sydney Harbor Bridge, Australia.  And how did I fit Sidney Harbor Bridge into my Inventory, you ask?

S is for Sydney

Very simple.  I’ve admired this poster, released to publicize the opening of the Bridge in 1932, for years, and turned it into a print.  (I first saw it at an Outback restaurant in Tuscaloosa.)

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R is for — Rebel Hope

R is for Rebel Hope

Rebel Hope has been on the Grid as long as I can remember, and I’ve been stopping in more and more over the past year.  I picked up this gown, Lola, for the — intriguing — halter top covered with stars; and I match it here with similarly decorated pumps from Danielle.  (It’s red, too — another R!)

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Q is for — Quartz

Q is for Quartz

No, Q is not for “queen,” although that would be the easiest thing.  (How many of us girls don’t have a few royal costumes socked away in inventory [grin]?)  I wanted something different.  Quartz is also a “common” available item, but not as common as royalty, I suspect.  So, for Vanessa Blaylock’s alphabetical inventory challenge, I pulled out these Ruffle Around earrings with quartz centers.  They’re probably best for a daytime look, but they have some versatility to them, depending on the nighttime dress you choose.

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P is for — Pipe

P is for Pipe

Smokin’ again, I know.  But it’s such a nice pipe:  one of the two Bouhachi kiseru pipes released by Rozoregalia.  Script-driven with nine poses and smoke on or off.

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O is for — Orange

In salute to the inauguration of the new King and Queen of the Netherlands, her home country, Sascha Frangilli has created a new gown named Queen Máxima, in the orange of the Royal House.  It will be right in the front of the New Items section of Sascha's Designs, and at a very special price.

The first thing that occurred to me for O in Vanessa Blaylock’s alphabetical inventory challenge was orange; and this gown from Sascha’s Designs, which I featured last year for the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, is as orange as it gets.

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N is for — N-core

N is for N-core

N-Core has good shoes, and here’s one of my stock ones, which I actually managed to match the skin to!  I’ll admit that SLink feet and appliers make color matching simpler, but once in a while I get it right.

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M is for — Messenger Bag

M is for Messenger Bag

“Messenger Bag” in this case is an old vintage Truth bag.  I don’t use purses too much, but I hang on to this one for occasional slinging over my shoulder.

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L is for — Lazuri

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Lazuri is definitely one of the name jewelry houses these days, and Zuri Lyric gets better and better with the large stage pieces she specializes in.  This set, which Zuri calls Precise Frimon, consists of a script-driven suite:  heavy necklace, earrings, rings and bracelets for both hands and a set of individual hair pins (which are shaped similar to the pendants on the earrings; they don’t show up in this shot).  Colors are controllable via the menus, and give you a wide range of possibilities to decorate yourself with.

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These jewels deserved more than a simple one-shot, so I dressed myself up some and trotted out another character from my stories:  I call her Dannta ‘niShantaro, and she’s from the planet Elenia.  Any road, I added to the Lazuri suite a set of prim nails that have some flower or flower-related elements, and dressed myself in a party outfit:

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The details beyond the jewels:

  • Skin and shape (modified):  Tokyo.Girl Amelia – Natural
  • Eyes:  Poetic Couture classic blue hour
  • Hair:  Truth January (crow w/ roots)
  • Nails:  Love Soul Fascinante prim nails (Red)
  • Makeup (application order):  Baiastice Pola bi-colour eyeshadows and lashes (gold/azure); Glamorize Treasured Kisses Lips (Dark raspberry)
  • Dress:  Bliss Couture Lene (with loose gold leggings added; vintage)
  • Shoes:  BAX Coen Regency Boots (black; mesh)

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