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Can’t Beat the Regular (Fashion) Army

It is one of my ambitions to someday scoop Cajsa Lilliehook.

Difficult to do, though.  When it comes to me and fashion, though I enjoy the latest looks, I’m still rather much of a dilettante.  Cajsa, along with her co-blogger, Gidge Uriza, is definitely into the depths of Second Life fashion, finding new looks and new mixes and matches all the time.  She gets review copies, pays attention to new designers, and is generally right there among the leaders of the fashion-blogging pack.

Such is the case this time.  I’d gotten the word about Enua, a new party dress by Miamai, that looked absolutely hawt, and I went and snapped it up, planning to be the first to write an article about it.  Unfortunately, my time in Second Life has been scattered and scattershot this past week.  So, when I finally got everything together and zoomed off to a photosphere, I had lost the race again.  Cajsa wrote about this dress already.  She even chose the same color! — not surprising, since we both are usually redheads.

So I’m doing followup again.  Ah, well; them’s the breaks in journal publishing, and I can always put my own twist on the same dress. To wit:

The hair here is definitely twisted — up over my head and way to the side (grin).  This comes from a hairstylist I hadn’t known about before, but I was sent to by Milli Santos. The store is 3636 — yes, that’s the name; don’t ask me.  I just know that many of the styles are beautiful, and most of them are as out there as this one, named Tila.  I remember seeing a style similar to this worn by Doris Day, believe it or not (probably as a wig, since she didn’t have that much hair even back in the Sixties/Seventies), on an episode of her old television show!  The only difference was that her hair arced up from the back of her head.  I’ve searched through Google Images and can’t find a picture of that scene, but that image has stuck in my head for years.  To find something similar here in world is fantastic!

As you can see, this skirt doesn’t leave much to the imagination!  That, combined with the single shoulder, the jazzy emerald green color and the silver trim, make it great for edgy clubbin’ with that guy your mother warned you about long ago.  I did decide, however, to leave off the fur trimmed collar; that was the one aspect that did not appeal to me.  As a prim attachment, it was simple, and didn’t ruin the dress.

With a gown this short, you can either let the dress make a bold but simple statement, or start heading for the heights.  I chose the heights, and J’s Thigh-High Boots certainly do that.  Made for short dresses and similar situations, they help your legs grab attention.  I did more on that line by putting on my Pixel Mode Version 2 prim nails, then lengthening them to Seventies-Cher distance, so they’re more like talons.  Don’t try to operate a keyboard with these babies on!

I may have made a stumble here in my choices when it came to jewelry.  I’m still not certain about the necklace I picked — Paper’s big uncut garnet necklace from a collection or two ago — but I had been too long working on getting this look together as it was, and I wanted something that would help grab attention, so here it is.  My own suspicion is something more in the costume-jewelry line might be better here.  I do like the bracelets I chose, though; a set of matched bangles from Eclectica Morris; and I think the brown of the Beguiled horn-hoop earrings goes nicely with the dress.

“Now then,” she purred, raising an eyebrow at the fellow at the bar, “just where were you thinking of going after you had that drink…?”

The details:

My standard Type 1 shape, with Chai 04 Black Cherry skin added (no longer available)

  • Hair: 3636 Tila
  • Nails: Pixel Mode sculpted nails, v. 2 (HUD controlled)
  • Gown: Miamai Enua miniskirt party dress (green, w/o fur collar)
  • Shoes: J’s Thigh High Boots (black)
  • Jewelry: Paper Couture Faceted Dark Garnet necklace (2009 collection);
    Eclectica Morris Tulip & Willow bangles;
    Beguiled Curved Horn Hoop earrings (smoky bakelite/silver)

And one of these days, Lilliehook, I will scoop you! (GRIN)


Latex and Lace

In his dream, he was kneeling on the marble floor of a vast hall, stripped naked down to his shorts, hands bound back to his ankles. The woman standing before him was an image of mysterious perfection — a skintight catsuit of black latex covered her, matched by her gloves and boots; thick black hair teased out as high and wide as his open palm; and a black mask kept him from knowing who she was. The one little frippery she wore was her skirt, and that just barely covered anything enough to matter.

“So,” she said, running mascaraed eyes up and down him for a few seconds, and he saw her twitch an eyebrow. “So…. You think you’re worthy to learn all the secrets I have to teach you.”

“Yes, I do,” he began saying.

Before he got farther, she had strode over and slipped a frighteningly strong finger under his chin and shut his mouth, then tilted his head back until he was almost facing the ceiling. She swam into view in front of his eyes, her face just inches away from his. “It is I who say if you’re worthy or not, little man – or is that ‘little worm,’” she purred. “And I say you’re not. But, with time and practice – a lot of practice — you might get close to a chance. And so, let us begin….”

I had to stop here; dominatrix fiction is not my writing specialty. But it sure suits the suit I’m wearing in these photos! So not me, I swear to you, but still fun to wear in world. I don’t think I’d want to wear it out of world; the only way you can ooze into a suit like this is like I saw in an old ad for a KitKat bar: with lots of baby powder, some oil, and maybe a shoehorn.

Hunting for a location to take the pictures was a blast. I have no doubt that I could find somewhere in Zindra who would love to have me do a photoshoot there. But, like latex catsuits and dom fiction, Zindra ain’t my style. I finally settled on a spot in front of a brazier in Omega Point. The tall, tall stairways, arcane textures, flaming fire urns, and occasional flashes of lightning and balls of eldritch light are great for eerie atmosphere. Give it a prowl sometime when you want an experience that is surely not of the ordinary.

The details:

  • Hair: Hairoin Diva (Abyss)
  • Top, stockings, gloves: House of Curios Latex Halter (black)
  • Skirt: Lapointe Wicked Merlot system skirt and prim miniskirt
  • Boots: J’s Thigh High Boots
  • Mask: Illusions Ebony m/f mask (female version)
  • Jewelry: Black Shine Cluster double-strand bracelet, black beads around hand/wrist, and Draped Black Long Necklace by Bonita Poppinjay’s Jewelry; Mandala Soul necklace and earrings in silver

(Note:  I anticipate a lot of visits from folks looking up “latex” for obvious reasons.  I suspect this piece may be a contender for next year’s most visited article.)

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