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Hello Stranger   4 comments

(shoo-bop shoo-bop, my baby, shoo-bop shoo-bop)
Hello, stranger
(ooh) It seems so good to see you back again
How long has it been?
Oooooh, it seems like a mighty long time
shoo-bop shoo-bop, my baby, ooh
It seems like a mighty long time ….

“Hello Stranger”
Written and performed by Barbara Lewis

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Nami 2.5
  • Body, bra and panties: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Attachments: Vista ProHands; SLink Avatar Enhancement feet
  • Skin: Akeruka Tone 3
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes (Field)
  • Hair: Vanity Hair: Love After War-Minuit
  • Nails: DanemarkZ Golden Nights
  • Dress: Baiastice Ramy maxi dress (sheer version, Ultrapurple)
  • Jewelry: Baiastice Savannah bracelets; Mandala Nyorai choker and earrings
    • Both available at July round of Collabor88
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Unknown
    • Lipstick: Zibska Innes (slot 7)

Storyboards — Breakup, and Confrontation

None of us have put anything up for days, so I figured I’d add some of my storyboarding sessions from “Thief In the Night,” the story I’m working on in dribs and drabs.  It’s not moving incredibly well in the writing department, partly because of time constraints, partly because of Second Life, and partly because I’ve never written scenes where two women are arguing over a man before.  You’ll see below, in the photos for the “confrontation” section.  As I think I’ve said before, I like to use SL as a platform to work out scenes and dress my characters visually.  It makes it easier to imagine and portray what they look like in any scene when I have an actual visual reference.  So far, the dress designers of Second Life haven’t let me down, or I’ve worked something up into a more futuristic appearance (or at least more glitzy).

Warning:  From here on, it’s graphics intensive, about 15 photos.  I’ve saved them in JPG and shrunk them down, but it will probably still take a bit to load them all, and I’m not really thrilled whenever I use the gallery feature in WordPress (just because I want it all out in the open).  So if you have a slow connection, here be dragons from this point on.

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An Exotic Lady of Eastern Leisure

Lady of Leisure 1

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….

Turn the page to get all the details….

6th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest — Final Update

It’s not going to be over-difficult to judge this year’s OFPC, at least in one sense.  I still have less than 20 entries this year.  If you’ve been trying to make up your mind over entering, it’s time to get off the dime; there’s under a week to go before it closes for this year.  Come on, folks, it’s usually not this difficult to give away money!

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Of course, it’s always a tradition for me to show off what I’d wear to the Academy Awards.  Several nice gowns came out just recently, and I was thinking of a group gift from PurpleMoon, to be truthful.  But, in the end, I chose this:

My Oscar Gown 1

Luscious emerald silk from Baiastice in this case, supported halter-style by a gold necklet looped through a slit in the cleavage.  It catches attention with the rich color, the sinuous hugging of my curves, and that little peekaboo right there, and that daring yet demure slit.  And it’s framed in a location that works well for functions like the Oscars — or would if it was real:  the Rose Theatre complex.  This is something of a go-to location for red-carpet photographers, and not just because of the red carpet; it has all these wonderful vistas and long hallways, making for lots of Grand Entrance possibilities.  It was the most often used backdrop in last year’s contest, and the one I chose for my own photos.

My Oscar Gown 4

 

I was going to wear my usual red hair — one reason I went with green, of course — then threw tradition to the wind on a whim, and went blonde.  The jewelry is from Chop Zuey — Belle Roussel is becoming a tradition for me for evening wear, unless I plop for Lazuri.

My Oscar Gown 5

My best prim lashes — meaning the ones I have the best adjusted to my eyes — are an old set from Miamai.  A little glittery, but that works with evening wear.

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The details:

  • Skin: Glam Affair Cleo (America – Clean B)
  • Eyes: Vision by A:S:S Adref eyes (evening sky)
  • Hair: Truth Sally (blonde)
  • Attachments: SLink Casual hands and Medium feet
  • Nails: A:S:S Serenata (SLink applier)
  • Gown: Baiastice Karin (Emerald)
  • Shoes: ANE Opulence Heels (Black – SLink feet)
  • Jewelry: Chop Zuey Hearts of Hope suite (platinum)
  • Makeup: Senzafine Safira Eyeshadow (Azure); Buzzeri Gem Lips (Ruby – no longer available?); Miamai Catwalk Lashes

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Y is for — Yellow

Y is for Yellow 1

“Okay, what the heck begins with Y in my Inventory?”

(Sounds of clawing through the barely organized pile of sh– uh, crap)

“Pile of Yuck…?  No.”  (Tossing over shoulder with a splat)  “An inflatable Boris Yeltsin…?”  (Smacking her face)  “Why the hell did I buy that thing??”  (POP!)  “A yellow sign?  Hmmm….”  (She turns pensive and stares strangely, wildly, off into the distance at a place no human was meant to see.)  “Is it fated for me to be Queen in lost Carcosa beside the dead lake of Hali, the consort of the dread King in Yellow?–  Wait a minute….  THAT’S IT!!!”

Y is for Yellow 2

I’m pretty sure I’ve worn this before, but it fits the theme:  Baiastice’s Kasia top of studded straps, with the matching shorts below.  This outfit would be even more spectacular if it was in latex or vinyl, to go with the BAX boots I’m wearing on my feet and legs!  (The listing calls the boots patent leather; but we all know better, don’t we…?)

Y is for Yellow 3

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The details:

  • Skin:  PXL Faith (SK NE LEB)
  • Eyes:  Poetic Couture gold flakes (sapphire)
  • Hair:  KMADD Hair Ava (Disco Dark Purple)
  • Nails:  Love Soul Python (Purple)
  • Makeup:  Glamorize Dirty Babe Lips (Aubergine Sheen); Defenestration Yellow Eyeshadow; *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (lashed yellow)
  • Outfit:  Baiastice Kasia studded top and shorts (yellow; mesh)
  • Boots:  BAX Coen Regency Boots (violet-black patent leather; mesh)
  • Jewelry:  EarthStones Gemstone Palette Watch (Spectrum/Gold); Beguiled curved horn hoop earrings (purple stone/silver)

Photographed at the Mayo Clinic Conference Center in Second Life

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F is for — Furisode

F is for Furisode 1

Furisode (振袖) is Japanese, referring to the extremely long arm style on formal kimono worn by young unmarried women.  I can’t say how many of us in Second Life enjoy walking about in a kimono, but I do on occasion, even putting on “Keiko,” my Asian character from my stories, for the moment (as I have here).  And, since it was time to update the kimono I have in my Inventory, I went to the currently running Japan Fair 2014 to pick up a new one or two, preferably in mesh.  I found this magnificent one in the clothing section, made by AZUL, which is probably really meant for a wedding.  The fabric is all white silk, and it’s in the uchikake style (打掛), with a brocaded “overcoat” over the actual gown and obi sash.

F is for Furisode 3

I went looking for a hairstyle to fit it as well; and I discovered a booth by Tukinowaguma!  I realize that I said in my previous article that this house of fabulously complex hair was moribund, though still open, but it now appears I’m happily mistaken.  Hopefully KateForster Akina is rested and refreshed and ready to kick out lots of new styles for us, both Japanese and western.

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The details:

  • Skin: Issigonis Ayumi (no longer available, though the store exists.  They only carry two skins or shapes now.)
  • Eyes:  Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (tourmaline)
  • Makeup (in order):  Baiastice GlitterNight Eyeshadow (green); Curves Mystique Eyeshadow (gold); Glamorize French Kiss Lips (Love)
  • Hair:  Tukinowaguma Tokie (ebony; available at Japan Fair 2014)
  • Nails:  Candy #P000 Basic Prim Nails (Green10)
  • Kimono:  AZUL Sakura (available at Japan Fair 2014)
  • Jewelry:  EarthStones Asian Influence suite — necklace and earrings (Peace)

Photographed in Hubbub region

Heading Back from Israel Island

Heading Back from Israel Island 1

Here I am at the Israel Island airport/welcome area, waiting for the plane back home to Trinidad region.  It was a pleasant second visit, but it’ll be good to return to familiar ground, as always.  I didn’t want to talk about fashion in the last article; the subject just wasn’t something to admit of fluff that time.  (As you could tell, my memories of that visit to the Holocaust Museum, as well as seeing films about the subject, have stayed strongly with me.)  But now that the serious matter is over, I can indulge here before I head down the boarding ramp.

Read the rest, before I leave on a jet plane.

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