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Movie Night   2 comments

Jem and Diana arrived on board the starbase at my invitation for a girls’ night yesterday, full of questions over my call to them.  In reply, I showed them up to the station’s upper level in the “quarters” sector, and through a roundel door into the answer.  “Behold, mesdames.”

Both my friends glanced around, until they lit on the screen and control panel.  “A holodeck?” Jem asked.

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Traditions   Leave a comment

 

4754 C. E.

Among the traditions that had held on in show business, the Green Room was one of the most persistent.  Nobody knew for sure why the room set aside as an actors’ lounge was called “the Green Room,” and Ariel Sherman had heard of many rooms that weren’t painted or otherwise decorated in green, but there the name was.  And when they had built the original Land of Fantasy Theatre out of the old pleasure house, Ariel had included a Green Room — though it was a touch more open to other people than just the performers in the revue — and insisted it be “correctly” decorated with green walls.  Though she doubted few theatres had ever gone in for expensive draped green satin wallpaper; but, with the seed credit the cyborgs of Videra had to start with, why not splurge a little?

She did the same thing some ten years later, when The Land of Fantasy added a supper club to the front of the theatre building.  Again, walls hung in green satin, gentle holo-abstracts and other artwork, and comfortable furniture provided relaxation for performers preparing to go on before the club’s patrons.  And, as the club’s first performer — a change from starring in the main revue for so long — there Ariel was, breaking in the room … with a nasty case of stage nerves.  Why in hell do I put myself through this? she wondered in her mind as she dragged hard on her cigarette holder.  Years of performing six nights a week, multiple interview appearances on the ‘screen, even two virt-vids to my credit by now, and I still get stage fright before an opening.

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Broadway Baby   Leave a comment

“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.”
     — George Carlin

I’m just a
Broadway baby
Walking off my tired feet
Pounding Forty-Second Street
To be in a show

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Just the Essentials

(Sigh)  Now where’s the blasted bellhop?  Surely he knows I’ve gotta get to my room and change.  Why, I’ve worn this dress for four whole hours already!”

I hope you’re having a good vacation.  We’re all enjoying some time away while we recharge, but I did find this new dress from Azul, and so ….

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Deluxe Rachel
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands
  • Eyes: IKON Hope eyes (Sapphire)
  • Hair: eXxEsS Katiusha
  • Dress and choker: AZUL Lisa (Sapphire)
  • Hat by Kelini Couture (vintage)
  • Purse: MULIER x 1992 Prouler clutch (Noir Croc)
  • Shoes: Hysterical Heaven heels

Makeup unknown (no notes)

Photographed in Hau Koda region

Winter Interlude

A lovely long gown, and the complete, sinful luxury of heavy “furs” in a hat and stole, all on a winter day — what more could one ask?

One note here:  Belle Epoque’s gown has its own arms, so you’ll need to mask out your own arms if you get this package.  In fact, I needed to mask most of my body, except for a slice from below my neck to my breasts.  So don’t worry too much about your elaborate library of poses, outside of favorite stances on your legs.  In compensation, the gown and furs are HUD driven, so you have a selection of colors and fur types to choose from.  I have a taste for grey fox, so ….

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope (Sapphire)
  • Hair: Argrace Wakana
  • Outfit, hat and shoes: Belle Epoque Cold Outside (HUD outfit includes fur shawl, rare, available via Pocket Gacha @ L$50/play, or purchase entire package @ L$3,000)
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Emma gold necklace and earrings
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Clair (Akeruka, slot 2)
    • Lashes: thick head system lashes, supplemented with FATElashes 2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetik Lustre Lipstick.runway (Omega, slot 4 [use ALL ZONES; buttons are reversed)

Photographed in Serena Salina region

Three Gildas

UPDATE:  The gown appears to be out of stock as of October 2018.

Long-time readers of the blog will know that I’ve always had a thing for the famous strapless gown worn by Rita Hayworth in Gilda.  (I must, because I’ve done two articles on the gown before, and I thought I’d shared a third from Harper Beresford’s old blog, A Passion for Virtual Fashion.)

Well, others love that gown, too.  And it’s come back … though it may be a little difficult to pick up right now.  Valentina E. has done a fresh recreation of the Jean Louis confection, down to the bow on the hip and the shoulder-length evening gloves, and made it available at the Rewind 40s Pin-up event in several colors (gloves are a separate purchase).  Each of us — Diana, myself and Jem — are interpreting it as we wish.  However …,

… it seems that this round of Rewind has closed down early.  When I went back to check the landmark — and all three of us have done so since — the region keeps bouncing us.  What I’d encourage you to do is to send notecards to valentinaevangelista (Valentina E. is her screen name), urging her to move the gowns into the main shop as soon as possible.  This gown is just too pretty to not have in your collection, and to wear regularly to Frank’s or similar clubs!

The details:

On everyone:

Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
Gown and gloves: Valentina E. Gilda satin gown and gloves (Harper: black; Jem: sapphire; Diana: ruby)

On Harper:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Midnight)
  • Hair: rezology May Rose
  • Shoes: Garbaggio Carrie pumps
  • Hosiery: BAX Coen Soft Shine pantyhose (Black 50, Omega)
  • Jewelry: Chop Zuey Symphony series separates (Arpeggio earrings, Grace Notes bracelet and Symphonie Fantastique necklace)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Maired (Omega, slot 3)
    • Lashes: FATElashes 2.0 with head system lashes (thick)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Lordes (Omega, slot 3)
    • Blush: Zibska Isolde (Omega, slot 7)

On Jem:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 Bento
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Passion)
  • Hair: rezology Butterfly 197
  • Shoes: KC Couture Darcy pumps
  • Hosiery: BAX Soft Shine pantyhose (Nude 20, Omega)
  • Accessories:
    • Agata Agnes fur stole (fox)
    • Chop Zuey Pagoda suite (bracelet, earrings and ring)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Larel (Omega, slot 20)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Innes (Omega, slot 7)
    • Blush: Zibska Olivie (Omega, slot 3)

On Diana:

  • Head: Akeruka Kumiko 2.6 Bento
  • Eyes: IKON Triumph eyes (Chocolate)
  • Hair: rezology Noir
  • Shoes: KC Couture Amabel pumps
  • Jewelry (all by Chop Zuey):
    • Kinshi-Bai necklace (diamonds/white gold)
    • Life in Lemuria cuff bracelet (crystal/platinum)
    • Light of the World stud earrings (platinum/diamonds)
    • Hospitable Snowflakes ring (crystal, diamonds/platinum)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Kimera (Akeruka, slot 2)
    • Lipstick: Booty’s Beauty Foil (Omega, slot 6)

Photographed at my island

Black Friday Goodies

very quick note today to mention a few of the Black Friday sales.  When I went into Glitter, I found these two dresses at a fantastic price, and for once I persuaded Harper to pose with me instead of me with her.  In addition, Vanity Hair is also half off through Monday, so go and check Tabitha’s stuff out!

(Why are we in gold skin? Harper was dressed as her cyborg singer, Ariel Sherman, while she’s cleaning out some inventory and old outfits, so I changed to Ariel’s daughter, Zana, to go along with her and make things easier for her. Harper will need to tell you one day the full story behind Ariel, her husband Adam, her daughter Zana, and their family friend, Dara Furtano-Fa, all of them cyborgs.)

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Both of us wear:

  • Head: Akeruka Bento (me in Vanessa, Harper in Elen)
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Gold)
  • Eyes: NeurolaB Cyber Eyes EX-5

I (as Zana) wear:

  • Hair: Vanity Hair Glittering Highs
  • Gown: Glitter Infatuation (Ruby; skirt includes applier)
  • Boots: KC Couture Xandra
  • Jewelry: Mandala Haramita suite (choker, bangles and earrings)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Maiara (Omega, slot 3)
    • Blush: Zibska Saba (Omega, slot 9)
    • Lipstick: .kosmetik Lustre Lipstick.runway (Omega, slot 12)
    • Nails: .kosmetik Gel Nails.aspire (Vista, slot 1)

Harper (as Ariel) wears:

  • Hair: Tameless Maeve
  • Gown: Glitter Majestic (Teal)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Gabriella
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Samira suite (necklace, bracelets and earrings); Chop Zuey Lala in Love wedding suite
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Adrie (Omega, slot 2)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Innes (Omega, slot 11)
    • Blush: Zibska Saba (Omega, slot 1)
    • Lashes: FATElashes 2 with system lashes

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