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Here’s Your One Chance Fancy

For the most part, I have to be inspired to post.  I do not like to force creativity because when I do, I’m never satisfied.  Well, I am quite satisfied with how things turned out today (whee!)

First came the new hair from Fri.day, Scarlett.  This mussed up-do frames the face magnificently and you can get it either half up or mostly up from behind.  I prefer the mostly up version as there are tender tendrils left hanging to soften it.

Then I saw that Surf Co. had new wedges and when I went over to sample I was surprised by this new dress!  Beautifully done with shadow and multiple prims.  The skirt also attaches to both legs and I don’t know if this was on purpose, but it looks perfect while sitting.  I got it in pale blue to coordinate with my red hair.

The image I was trying to construct was of a rural farm girl; quiet and introverted whose head is always in the clouds.  She’s got big dreams that takes her away from her prairie town.  On early spring days like these, she takes long walks in the fields, watching the grass and weeds grow before it’s time to plow.  She’ll fiddle with her mother’s pearl necklace around her neck and imagine the day when she will pack her suitcase and move away to find adventure in the world.

It’s a little outdated, I know.  These types of things only come from Steinbeck novels, but I was reminded of the song by Reba McEntire about an eighteen-year-old put out of her impoverished home by a mother who only wanted the best for her.  That song has always stuck around with me, now twenty years later.

Worn:

[ATOMIC] Skin Winter_Porcelain – Spice Cookie

(Caroline’s) Graduated White Pearl Necklace (copy)

**DP**yumyum Shoes ———- Flattie Tiltil

[SC] Surf Couture – Sway Sundress – Robin’s Egg

fri. – Scarlett – Passionate Red

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Don’t Be Givin’ Me No Evils

So though I don’t consider myself a hipster (the lifestyle is too apathetic and negligent for my taste), I have to admit that I like the way they dress.  Hipsters claim they loathe mainstream, but they are more often than not slaves to trends whether it be in alternative music or organic food.  I try not to get sucked into their ways, but I hang at their clubs a lot and the fashions always get me.  Some can be full out glammed, but others are comfortable in their Clash duds.

So my alternative looks always tend to take on a Hipster quality.

Getting Ready for a Hot Night

Getting Ready for a Hot Night

Hipsters adore anything non-American and even though I drink Bud and listen to John Mayer, I also enjoy foreign affairs.  The title of this post comes from a British show called “Little Britain.”  If you haven’t seen it than rent it; I tell you it is the best sketch comedy I’ve ever seen.

So my typical weekend evening consists of me standing in front of my closet for like fifteen minutes, just staring abstractly at everything I own, picturing separates that would go well together.  I try not to repeat the same outfits twice within a month or so (thus my gigantic wardrobe) and then I move a few things around; holding up a certain bottom to my pile of folded tops to see which colors complement.

Usually I’ve bought something new or there is a certain piece or accessory I want to coordinate into an ensemble.  This evening I wanted to where this hair from Dernier Cri.  Isn’t Dernier Cri awesome?  You can buy a three pack with any color you want.  I spent like 20 minutes figuring out which shade went best with my skins and now I want to show it off with something hip.

Hair Glory

Hair Glory

Showing love to…

Milk Motion skins.  I wanted my makeup to be very naturale.  Alice accents the hair well.

Dernier Cri hairs!  Always great, I picked up three other styles along with this one and I didn’t pick the same shade twice!  Each design is unique and has its own attitude so it’s so awesome you can pick and choose from over 70 shades.

&Bean‘s Rain which is all sorts of hip.  It mixes so many elements into a stylish and fun look.  I slipped this one on along with Maitreya‘s black leggings.

Armidi‘s Dahlia pumps!  A must, especially in cerise (pink)!  I find that a basic design shoes, like simple pumps, in bright colors always takes an outfit to the next level when it comes to style.  You’ll never go wrong with stand-out footwear.

I went all out with my jewelry.  Luc zebra bangle on my left, Shiny Things code armlet on my right, and two necklaces dangling and jangling to the music.  One is Royal Blue‘s stone pendant in gold multi-colored, the other is VintageWear‘s Mixed Tape.  You will be seeing me wearing these a lot this summer!

Now I must rush… I’ve spent so much time getting dressed that I’m going to be late to the clubs!


Review: Forbidden Thorn

I’ve been shopping for new furnishings recently and I wanted something that I would put in my RL flat; modern and colorful with realistic proportions and sculpties.  I had a chance to check out Forbidden Thorn today, and I must say that Xadie Katscher’s furniture debut is a delight!  No less than six designs have been released and for each of them, there are three unique upholstery, wood, and metal finishings.  The most surprising one for me was Fae…

Fae Fun

Fae Fun

For less than L$1000 you can get this whole set, which you can mix and match with the designs, and everything is detachable for optimum layout customization.  The best part is all the seating you can get without all the wasted space!  I almost feel like I’m on a kid’s play-gym and I can see any group of people using this to converse.  I want all my friends to hang out on mine!

Since I am a fashion freak, this is what I’m wearing…

Skin:: Redgrave:: Leona:  pale gold

Lashes:: Cake:: Flutter

Hair:: DeJavu:: Yuria:: beige brown

Outfit:: T&C:: Don’t Be Trashy

Shoes:: Armidi Gisaci:: Vidalia Pump:: Metallic Noir

Necklace #1:: Armidi Limited:: Zimbabwe:: Kiss

Necklace #2:: VintageWear:: Mixed Tape

Earrings:: Shiny Things:: green plastic

Bangle:: Armidi Gisaci:: Healing Giraffe:: pink

Ring #1:: Shiny Things:: Glass Chunk:: Retro green

Ring #2:: Redgrave:: blue sapphire


Good Time

So this song has been stuck in my head for a few weeks now.  It’s by the Brazilian Girls and I heard it while clubbing one night.  Even with the overwhelming base line beating my brain cells from the gigantic floor speakers, I recognized the fun, laissez-faire humor of this single and instantly fell in love with it.  I later got the album, “New York City,” and have enjoyed playing it over and over again.

Some people go ooh, quoi quoi, they go qui
Some people have nothing and want nothing and are free
Some people want to burn the world with their greed
We just want to have a good time

The message is simple: do what you want, but I’m here to have fun.  This basically nutshells my life at the moment.  So with that in mind, I became inspired to reenact the Brazilian Girl video for “Good Time” by hoping on my bike, going to the park, and rocking my indie duds.

We just want to have a good time all the time

We just want to have a good time all the time

The lead singer of the band, Sabina Sciubba, is eccentric and pushes the limit of fashion while showing a lot of leg at the same time.  She’s a Continental sophisticate who incorporates the unconventional in her work, which is one of the reasons why the band is so successful in the house industry.

My Sabina impression includes:

The new Blondie Glow skin from Laqroki.  I loved #8 at first glance, what with its smooth complexion and perfectly salmon colored lips, the only hard decision was whether I wanted it in milky or peach skin tone (I went for the paler milky after some deep soul searching, heehee)

VintageWear‘s pushed and shoved has such wonderful textures and suits the skin beautifully.  I got every color and chose the chestnut shade because it resembles my inspirations.  I’m also wearing the necklace they preview at the Horst store, The Mixed Tape.

The dress is from Pink Outfitters.  The Izzy Ruffle dress in winter mint showcases Sciubba’s style; a modern cut with structure and plenty of skin shining through.  I put on a yellow tank from Armidi underneath just to give it a little more color.  The yellow matches my banana pumps from Shiny Things, but you can’t see that in this picture 😛

My jewelry is eclectic and is as follows: besides the already mentioned necklace, I’ve got on Glass Chunk bracelet from Shiny Things and SD Wears‘ Lick Me candy bracelet (I wanted a touch more color).  I’m also wearing two rings; Kawaii Jelly‘s red butterfly and Redgrave‘s big sapphire.  Also from Redgrave are my earrings.