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Checking Out Old Goodies — Mimikri Helena

How Do I Keep My Hair In Place Driving This Thing b 1

“Hmmm…?  Oh; hello, dear.  How can I help you tonight?…”

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Revelations in Leather

Leather in Revelations

Nadja Baxter turned me on to this new leather dress from Mimikri; it’s so nice that I have to share it with you.  I chose a less urban setting for mine — Revelations, which has several nice natural areas to admire, and this set of ruins that I’m using to pose at.  I’m on a big stairway leading up to almost nothing of a platform, so I have to balance on my needle-like heels very carefully.

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“Oh, We Got Trouble, Right Here in River City….”

Actually, Sascha Frangilli of Sascha’s Designs has Trouble; and now I have it.  I think I’ve seen someone wearing this in another blog that I can’t remember now; but it’s so pretty that I figured I’d give it a shot.  As it turned out, I went kind of hog-wild today at a few stores, so I had some new stuff as well to try out.

Sascha’s fabric here is a lovely royal blue silk with either a flower print or embroidery in the weave; I can’t quite make up my mind which.  Either way, it works wonderfully.  The waistline is nearly empire height; it probably would qualify, except for the flower-covered breast cups.  I like the buttons up the back as well; a nice little detail.

When you purchase this, in whichever color you prefer, you’ll also get a variety of skirts to choose from.  I went for the “sleek transparent” skirt by preference this time.  But you also get one with a normal train, a much heavier train, and then an addition in front of that (picture 9)!  It reminds me of Pink Splendor, a collectible Barbie doll from the late 1990s.  The only dress I’ve seen with a bigger skirt was Princess Diana’s wedding gown!  It’ll probably be rare to want a skirt that big, unless there’s some super-formal ball going on some time, but it looks beautiful.

A note on the hair:  I can’t make up my mind if this style is the best choice; still, I thought I’d give it a try here.  It’s also new, from Sirena, and is called Drucilla.  Like many of Sirena’s styles, this is animated.  When you wear the hair sticks, the style goes from big and loose to looped up and secured with the sticks.  The animation even has you running your hands through your hair to “do” it up or down, which is a nice touch.  I’m thinking this style is just on the borderline of being acceptable for night wear like this; your mileage may vary, and I’d like your opinions.

The details:

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  • Hair: Sirena Drucilla (scarlet), with hair sticks
  • Lashes: the oBscene Artemis
  • Gown: Sascha’s Designs Trouble (royal blue)
  • Shoes: Adam n Eve Seductress (silver)
  • Jewelry: Caroline’s Sesen suite (necklace, earrings)
  • Gloves: Mimikri cloud, with cuffs

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Relaxing at Phat Cat’s

Voyages Cape Town at PhatLand

Once in a while, you just gotta chill and listen to the music around you.  Especially when the music is as good as it is at Phat Cat’s dance club in PhatLand region.  The surroundings and the sim are beautiful, and hostess Mzchevious Nitely made me feel quite at home for my first time there — hopefully not my last time!

I shot only one photograph here, and that was because I was so impressed with the pose.  I can’t recall seeing a cross-legged pose before, despite being around the Grid for nearly two years now.  Since then, I’ve actually run across more chairs with a cross-legged pose, but this one is my first in memory.

The details:

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  • Gown:  Prelude Voyages Cape Town cocktail dress, with stole
  • Mimikri black opera gloves, with prim cuffs
  • Shoes:  Detour Glamour Metallic Pumps (gold)
  • Hair:  Tukinowaguma Garry (gold)
  • Lashes:  LeLutka Dott lashes
  • No jewelry

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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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