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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Elen 2.5
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Gold)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe 1.2.5
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Electric)
  • Hair: A&A Soraya (blonde)
  • Gown: Zibska Piritta
  • Shoes: Renegade Nicole
  • Jewelry:
    • Mandala Anuttra ring (left hand)
    • Mandala Tensei suite (“cuffs,” earcuffs, ring (right hand), choker, diadem and necklace)
    • shanghai Gode headpiece (emerald) (GACHA)
    • Zyn Beaded Web Headdress (Gold Pearl)
    • FORMANAILS Ciri rings (Vista Bento)
  • Makeup:
    • Lipstick: Zibska Callisto (slot 2)
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Dream (slot 5)
    • Lashes: Booty’s Beauty Curious (slot 2)
    • Nails: FORMANAILS Wedding prim nails

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I discovered this exhibition at LEA9 while searching for a place to pose.  This area, put together by Suzen JeweL, shows ideas from her creativity, including song lines engraved into the ground at several spots.  It’s colorful, and surreal enough to fit the costume I’m modeling.

I don’t know what this says about me, but I love a lot of the vinyl goodies from r2, which I usually pick up at Collabor88.  Harper and I chose r2 when we started putting together the look for Caja, one of her story characters.  I gotta say I’ve fallen in love with Caja’s half-alien, half-elegant, half-demonic style.  (Wait, that’s 150%, isn’t it?  LOL)

This outfit comes from the current Collabor88.  I left off the boots that come with it, though, because Caja likes ultra-platform heels, and the boots made for the suit (separate purchase) weren’t tall enough.  Lucky for me, there’s other shoe stores who’ve got sole, and these boots from Moda were in my Inventory.

I’d also like to find more places — any places, really — who are making new “extreme” hair.  Fortunately, Griddie’s hair from several years ago is still on the Marketplace, and this Lily hairstyle from my first time in front of the camera had a platinum shade.

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 (Bento)
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin:  Fallen Gods Pure Ivory (various appliers)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Nails: Formanails Stiletto nails
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Quicksilver)
  • Hair: Gesamtkunstwerk “Griddie” Lily (Platinum)
  • Outfit r2 kyo (style A, red) (Maitreya only) (Collabor88)
  • Boots: Moda Roxanne
  • Jewelry:
    • Mandala Tensei suite (cuffs, ear cuffs, hand chains, rings, choker, necklace and tikka headdress)
    • shanghai Gode suite (earrings and headdress) (Ocean; stiff gacha)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Unknown, but several Zibska possibilities
    • Lashes: SlackGirl AKLa-A01 tintable lashes (Akeruka)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Callisto (Omega) (slot 4)

Photographed in LEA9

Laughing in Flowers

Writing from Kissimmee, Florida —

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“The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little while back, when Conan was taking pictures of my new house, he also shot some of me posing in a new gown from Kelini Couture.  Now that the push to finish up this year’s OFPC is over with, I feel more justified in writing this session up.  The terrible thing is, due to the self-imposed delay, the gown is no longer available.

I don’t feel too bad about it, though.  This dress was one of the most photographed and frequently written up in the past few months, so it’s not likely you missed hearing about it.  The Flower Power event was one of those double-ring shopping fairs, to squeeze in the maximum amount of stores; but, with some persistence (and a good item search function), you could find the Kelini booth and fill up your shopping bag.  It’s not available any more, so let’s hope Eva will hear our crying and pleading to place it in the store.  (Please, Eva, PLEASE, pretty please!)

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Amalia‘s strapless top is sewn with some additional pleated folds (lined in gold satin here) that extend down to form a sort of mildly panniered overskirt effect.  The sheath undergown is studded with golden flowers in a very nice effect, and the hem is raised enough for a pair of elegantly-shod feet to be revealed — this time in N-core’s Knotted sandals.  N-core prefers to sell their shoes in individual colors yet; but the included HUD allows plenty of options in soles, heels and other secondary parts.  And, for once, I decided to wear pantyhose, from BAX Coen.  I like the effect so much, I may make copies of the feet with the SLink appliers for the hose and keep them on hand for ready use.  A caution:  if you use attachment feet with as system body, as I still prefer to do, you’ll need to purchase a package in your desired tone from both sides of the display, one for the appliers and the other, older package for the system panties.  It’s worth the investment!

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The makeup is relatively simple for once; I didn’t use multiple layers for my eyeshadow, as I love to do so much.  Mandala’s collar and earrings make a lovely compliment to the confection, and Donna Flora’s Vanilla ring adds a grace note, as does the Finesmith ring on my other hand.

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The details:

  • Skin: Glam Affair Cleo (America Clean B)
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors classic eyes (blue hour (m) bright)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Shinobun
  • Attachments: SLink hands and feet
  • Gown: Kelini Amalia (exclusive to Flower Power event; no longer available)
  • Shoes: N-Core Knotted (Green)
  • Hosiery: BAX Coen Soft Shine Pantyhose (Black 35 Seams 1)
  • Jewelry:  Mandala Nyorai Choker and Earrings; Finesmith Here Comes The Sun Ring (Grass); Donna Flora Vanilla Ring; The Forge House Lannister ring (Gold/Black; vintage)
  • Makeup: SlackGirl Nebula eyeshadow (06); MUA Counturing Blush (Light – Full); Oceane Body Design Jade Lipstick (Royal Purple)

Photographed at my home; all photographs by Conan Bankersbox

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Spaced Out in PurpleMoon

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Here I am on one of the companionways of my new starbase, which has since disappeared because I’m trying to make things easier to navigate and to cut prims.  (I don’t know why on the last, since I just bought the property next door to me, and my prim budget has doubled; I still have over 500 left to me.1)  I’ve been doing some retexturing to cut down on the “grunge” factor and just make it “sexier” for me.

Working on the starbase has kept me busy enough that I haven’t paid much attention to fashion of late.  But I did pick up a notecard from PurpleMoon, which made me take a break to run out to Poulet’s store and pick up this new dress, called (appropriately, for a spacegoing person) Leia.  I decided to combine it with the base, and with some other appropriate things for a “spacier” look — not as SF-based as I’d like, but still a beautiful look.

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Last Day at Fiera — Fast Note

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If you follow me on Plurk, you know I’ve been out of town.  I got back in time to check out the last day of the Fiera avant-garde event, and picked up a few things I’m wearing here from Zibska, along with other goodies from various stores.  This outfit doesn’t really scream avant garde to me, but it’s excellent and can work for multiple occasions.

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Posted March 31, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion

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Oscars Redux — I’m Jennifer Lawrence!

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Yes, this year’s Academy Awards are behind us; the OFPC is in bed until next January; but I couldn’t resist this dress when I came across it a week or so ago.  It’s just so darn close to what Jennifer Lawrence wore to this year’s ceremony in RL!  The two differences I can see are a richer red on the in-world dress (Jennifer’s, as you can see, was an orange-y color), and an extremely low back on my dress.  Not surprising on the last, though; this dress was worked up by Pure Poison, and Shaleene Kenin has a definite reputation for sexy apparel.

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I tried to get fairly close to Jennifer’s actual look when I put this shoot together, but there are inevitable differences.  My hairstyle is fuller than hers, and I couldn’t find a shoulder collar necklace like hers, let alone one that draped down the back.  (Lawrence — or her stylist — seems to have a liking for this, as she wore a back-duster in 2013 as well.)  I chose to add in a grace note of color as well, thus the EarthStones watch on my wrist.  All in all, a delicious look!

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The details:

Skin: PXL Faith (SK NE LEB)
Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (brightblue)
Hair: A&A Nancy (shade 9)
Nails: Mandala HUD nails (medium)
Gown: Pure Poison Valentina (Red)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold Shanti (Black)
Makeup (in order): Defenestration Dark Green eyeshadow; cheLLe Eyelashes 3; Glamorize Treasured Kisses lipstick (auburn brown)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Ajisai earrings (diamonds); EarthStones Gemstone Palette Watch (Spectrum/gold); Lazuri MVW 2013 Lolita Paragorn necklace (HUD)

Photographed at the Rose Theatre Opera House

Touched By a Gold Finger

I seem to be acquiring a reputation for pictures of women who belong in a James Bond movie -- or at least one Bond movie. So why not have some fun with it today, and get a little added mojo from the lovely Shirley Bassey, and her memorable version of a title song from said movie?The gown here is Meli from Angel Dessous, and is one of the biggest gowns you'll find outside of Sascha's Designs. It comes in three color combinations; since I was in a metal mood, I chose the gold strapless bodice and huge black ball skirt. This has a netting overskirt as well, as you can see if you look down at the hem on the ground; and a furred or feathered waist.

Goldfinger
He’s the man, the man with the Midas touch
A spider’s touch

The hair is from Hairoin, and the golden skin from Wunderlichs, who also do the silver skin I often wear.

Such a cold finger
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don’t go in

The jewelry is all part of a series from Lilipily. I've put it together into a suite, but it's only available separately, at least through the Marketplace. (You can also purchase it in silver, and both versions come in either copy or transfer types.)

Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can’t disguise what you fear
For a golden girl knows when he’s kissed her
It’s the kiss of death from Mister Goldfinger

Gold on gold? It seems to work here for the eyeshadow from CoCo, which I've then overlined with the purple/lashes version of BOOM's Liquid Glaze liner. And the lips are from Oceane Body Design.

Pretty girl beware of his heart of gold
This heart is cold
He loves only gold
Only gold
He loves gold
He loves only gold
Only gold
He loves gold!

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The details:

  • Skin: Wunderlichs Metal Skin (gold)
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Gold Flakes (amethyst)
  • Hair: Hairoin Magnetic (Pisces)
  • Gown: Angel Dessous Meli (gold/black)
  • Shoes: Detour Glamour Metallic Pumps (gold)
  • Nails: Mandala super long HUD nails (some of the nicest prim nails you’ll find; the HUD lets you choose from five shapes of nail, then customize the colors to a fare-thee-well, with different colors on each nail if you wish.)
  • Makeup: CoCo Rainbow eyeshadow b3; BOOM Liquid Glaze liner (lashed purple); Oceane Body Design Jade lips (Cherry, gold stripe)
  • Jewelry: Lilipily Chantel earrings, necklace and bangles

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