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On the Town with Digit Darkes

Okay, where is he??

Okay, where is he??

Don’t you just hate having to stand around waiting for a date to show up?  I was supposed to meet the guy here on the Champs-Élysées for dinner and the show at the Lido.  He’s an hour late now, and I’m about to just throw it over as stupidity and take care of myself.

Ah, well, at least I’m dressed for the night.  This Starlight gown I picked up from Digit Darkes would have been perfect for a night with that guy, though; just the right amount of sophistication and seduction — a lovely strapless top edged in black satin, rustling tulle skirt, and a side slit up to there in just the right place.  Lots of leg, and nothing else; but oh, the sense of invitation….

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The Highest Boot Uppers in Second Life?

When I was going around the military regions the other day, I thought I’d give the boys in world some inspiration; let ’em know what they’re fightin’ for, you know.  And it gave me a chance to show off one of my latest finds:

Tuskegee 3

The folks at B&G Shoes make no claim; but it’s my opinion that these are the boots with the longest set of uppers in Second Life.  If there are any taller, send me a picture, and I’ll publish it!  I’m not particularly into all those buckles, but they work for these boots for some reason.  The set is scripted for sizing and sound, with the pretty much usual controls:  click on the left in a script-allowed region, and select from the menu.

The details (shape/skin/eyes are my current standard):

  • PixelDolls Stephanie corset
  • DnG black leather shorts
  • Kiss Cassandra hair (Arizona shade, large size) (Elke Banting)
  • B&G Sendra boots (black) (BG Planer)
  • Digit Darkes Tintable Glitter nail polish (silver)
  • Jewelry:  Dahlinks BoHo silver hoop earrings (Alexandra Nichols); PixelDolls Stone Pendant necklace (lapis lazuli) (Dolce Blackflag); G&S silver ring with bezel emerald (right hand) (Biff Stine); Yabusaka silver ring style 01 (color-changing stone, set to sapphire); 77 Designs women’s gift watch (available [last I knew] in BBC World sim) (left hand) (Anik Goff); eyecandy Hellenic Copper/Turquoise Cuff (Candy Cerveau)

And with this article, I’ve done it; seven days straight of publishing articles for the Big Bad Blog Challenge.  It’s been an interesting thing, and kept me hunting for ideas for articles.  I’m not sure if I can keep this string running, but it’s kept my writing fingers tapping at the keys (grin).

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Casual Tuesday in Second Life

Most of my fashion sessions are in gowns; and I’ll admit that I love the swirl of silk and satin about me at night.  (Which is a good thing, since Frank’s Place (SLurl, other articles) is my favorite club in Second Life.)  “Gowns” is probably the second largest item in my Inventory after “Hair.”

But let’s face it; it isn’t nighttime all the time.  (Unless you keep your environment settings locked on “sunset” or “evening.”)  You gotta have the sun as well as the moon, the yang as well as the yin.  And you can look just as good in casuals as you can in a floaty Nicky Ree or Baiastice.

There’s a lovely little coffeehouse in Rainforest Isle Estates called the Drip ‘n Grind.  I like to pop in there once in a while when I’m not hanging out of a morning at the Blarney Stone.  Not the place for a gown, most times of the day; it’s not a “rough” neighborhood, of course (who’d set up a coffeehouse in the Badlands?), but this wasn’t anywhere near after-club clubbin’ time, when you’d stop in for a cuppa joe and some pie or eggs Benedict.  So something a little more casual is called for.

Click through for two perfect outfits for daytime.

Great Hair from Tukinowaguma

I stumbled across Tukinowaguma hair sometime in the deep, dark past that I can’t remember, and I purchased one of her interesting wigs at that time.  But I didn’t go crazy about her hair until I got a sale ad from the Galleria at Frank’s, which drew me to her store there.  After catching sight of the other styles she had, I ran off to her main store and went crazy. KateForster Akina does lovely bobs, one of which I include in this photo essay; but her updos are fantastic as well.  If you’re looking for big hair for a ball or formal dance gown, definitely try out one of the Tukinowaguma stores, and you’ll find things there to enchant.

Most, if not all, of the styles are scripted for color change, by the way; click on the wig to bring up the menu.  You should either make a copy of the original (preferable, unless you have a huge Inventory), or choose a white shade to bring back the original base color.

I’ve placed the best of the photos I’ve taken in a set on my Flickr stream, and on Koinup as well.  If you like them, please leave comments (both here and there!).  But I’ll give you a small taste here of what I came up with, instead of drowning you in six tons of photos on this blog. As it worked out, I had a mess of Satin Sheen gowns from Nicky Ree on hand as well, and sets of opera gloves from Mimikri; and so I decided to try a themed photo shoot, changing only colors, shoes, hair and jewelry.  A few WindLight tweaks, courtesy of Torley Linden’s excellent package, are also used here.  As long as you have a good default saved to fall back on, don’t be afraid to experiment with those sliders, for both sky and water!

A few notes:

  • Nicky’s Satin Sheen gown is available at her store in most colors for L$100.  This absurdly low price for a Nicky Ree original is because she’s offering the original — it appears, from my reading of the notes I found in the packages, that someone’s copied her.  Please patronize the original designers, not the 7th Avenue knockoff “artists.”
  • Mimikri’s gloves are some of the best I’ve found on the Grid.  The cuffs are prim addons, so I did a little mixing of colors for effect, to match a few of the gowns.  Buy the whole set, and use the cuffs to show the “lining” of your gloves!

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Shopping for Vinyl in Creamshop

How many have been to Creamshop region?  It’s a struggle to move around in there sometimes, as it’s an Openspace region (I thought I was going to get away from writing about these, but….)  I’m reluctant to post a landmark, but I’m trusting people won’t flock there, so to speak.  Any road, if you do go there, you’ll find an experience that beggars words to describe.  Designed with wonderful artistry and craftsmanship, the rainy moodiness of Creamshop somehow fills you with longing and joy at the same time.

Of course, the eternal drench pouring down from the skies, as eternal as the Dantëan rains of the third circle of the Inferno, can get oppressive at some point.  When I visited the other day, I ran for some shelter — being careful to watch out for the cabs in the street — into a small record store across the way from the actual Creamshop store.  In there, it was fascinating to go digging through the shelves and bins for goodies.  If I ever get a stereo capable of playing vinyl — and if the owners of the region keep it going — it might be nice to jump back and pick up some titles.

Creamshop store itself has some nice stuff, and I’m wearing some of it in these pictures.  The one problem I could have is with the muffler, which you have to edit by script.  I’ll experiment with it in future, but I’m fighting for cycles with the other half in Real Life; Kit’s (ahem) acquiring a few lectures at the moment.  So I’ll reserve judgment on that aspect for now.  In any case, enjoy!

Shape:  Alady Jane Seymour
Skin:  GemCorp Wendy (no longer available)
Eyes:  Curious Kitties Crystal Green
Eyebrows:  Digit Darkes (high/high point)
Lashes:  Alady free prim lashes (included in skin package)
Hair:  Mirada Sarita (silver)
Jacket:  stock V-neck sweater (formerly available in Dublin region; I don’t think the store is there anymore)
Pants:  Last Call Jeans (burnt sagebrush; no longer available)
Gloves:  LeeZu Baxter Nif Nif (black)
Shoes:  Biddle Boots black ankle boots
Accessories:  Creamstore Glam Bangle (white); Creamstore Linen Stole muffler scarf (blue); Creamstore Silent Bamboo earrings (metallic red)

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Reflection by Digit Darkes

Mercy, but this gown must be hot!  I was thinking I was going to be the first to write about it, and I’ve already seen two other blogs with photo features.  (@*%$%@!!)

In any case, I got the word for the Digit Darkes group that a new gown was available at her store, called Reflection, and the enclosed pictures were good enough that I ran over and purchased one.  And it’s not too bad a choice.

The texture of the dress is lovely, both on the bodice, and on the prim skirt, which is made of translucent layers.  It’s lifted in front just enough to reveal your shoes, so make sure that you’re wearing some nice ones (grin).  The pair I have on here were also from Digit, named Goddess, and I picked them up on a half off sale she held over the weekend.  (I went back and checked the regular price — L$400.)

The one thing I wasn’t crazy about is the pair of asymmetrical glitch pants, which leaves almost your whole left leg exposed.  I admit, though, that the confection has grown on me; who doesn’t like to leave a bit of leg to display occasionally?

The back may be my favorite part.  I like the almost full absence of a back (grin), and the way Digit laid out the straps she used.  I love strapless gowns, but well-placed straps can be as beautiful, and leave a lot more back exposed.

More pictures are on my Flickr stream.  All photos were taken up in a corner of the Aretai Desert (coordinates 247,229,40) — which is a Gorean sim, so I kept my eyes open.

* Shape: Alady Jane Seymour 7
* Skin: GemCorp Wendy
* Eyes: Curious Kitties Crystal Eyes (green); Digit Darkes high/high point brows; freebie lashes from Alady
* Tattoo: Eye of Horus by PopFuzz
* Hair: ETD Phoebe (copper blackened)
* Gown: Reflection by Digit Darkes (harvest)
* Shoes: Goddess by Digit Darkes
* Jewelry: Gold and black pearl earrings by Phia Vaughan; Catherine black pearl cocktail ring by Muse; wedding suite and watch by Virtual Impressions; Royal black pearl necklace by Kurione Merlin

Posted September 15, 2008 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion

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Ewing Fashion Agency Design Awards

The Ewing Fashion Agency held its 2008 Design Awards on January 20th. While I was unable to attend, I had some interest in this season; 1, it was my first season in Second Life; and 2, I had purchased nominated items from two of the designers in the competition.

And I’m very glad to say that both of my nominees won! Personal congratulations go out to Ann Otoole for her Andromeda gown, which I wrote up and modeled as one of the holiday trio between Christmas and New Year’s Day; and to Digit Darkes for her wild Cher-like mohawk hair called Defiance, which I just couldn’t resist! And a batch of general congratulations and best wishes to all of the winners.

Andromeda, by Ann Otoole and Unique Needs

Andromeda, by Ann Otoole

Defiant, by Digit Darkes

Defiant, by Digit Darkes

Defiant, by Digit Darkes (gold catsuit by Nicky Ree)

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