[LeLutka]–LOLA_skissed-makeup4, [LeLutka]–LOLA -Lipstic_Deep Red, booN QPT129 hair blonde, *COCO*_High-WaistedTuxedoPants(Black), Veneno Military Monster Jacket(no longer available), Collar from Baiastice_Sequins Black Gilet, p.c; Knotted Snake Chain Necklace, p.c; Metal Jacket Glasses – Wood, p.c; Stone Hammered Earrings, Morantique Lush/Vain ring, *JaqueMate*–Pocket Watch-Vest, ::Duh!:: Little Black Beaded Clutch, N-Core SHARK XtremeHeel II “Galaxy”, [NikotiN] Cig’_Lady_Black/Black (v.3)
Poses: Apple Spice and Vista
Location: The Looking Glass
Aebleskiver stands, stork-like, in the setting sun (having spent far too long in Photo Shop polishing her meager skills) in…
Skin: [LeLutka] Lola sunkissed makeup 1, dark brows (Minnu Palen)
Hair: Mirai Style Tgcy Pearl, modded within an inch of its life (Mirai Shan)
Eyes: Mutsu Star Eyes, Yellow Gold (Mutsu Fang)
Lips: [LeLutka]-LOLA -Lipstic_Pure Gloss (Minnu Palen)
Tattoo: AITUI TATTOO – Dire Sleeves /faded/ II (Jesseaitui Petion)
Top: Berries Inc top dilemma army jacketayer (Summse Sands)
Shorts: *COCO*_CargoShorts(Sahara)_Pants (cocoro Lemon
Armwarmers: Berries Inc arm-warmer army (Summse Sands)
Scarf: Zeerys Color Couture Scarf  Purple People Eater (Zeerya Pyrithea)
Boots: Zero Number [0N] Wo Boots Gomi Shoes (Mai Runo)
Hat: duboo.grandpa’s army beret (w/badge) [beige] (Newreem Waffle)
Pin: *CentoPallini* Pin Brooch (?)
No textures were harmed in the making of this photo.
Well, it happens sooner or later to every fashionista —one day you look up and suddenly realize you already own everything on the grid.
O! the humanity!
[Aebleskiver Thibedeau reels back against the wall stunned and clings to the draperies for support.]
Times like these call for one thing: Mashups from the Inventory!
Milk Motion’s My Admiral military jacket was among the first in this popular trend, and remains to my mind the best of the lot. Hey! the cut, the detail work, the sculpties…the lining, for God’s sake! It languished too long in my inventory, largely because I first mashed it up with some low rise jeans and boots in a wicked casual look…but I’m not so much of a jeans girl any more, and so when I pulled it out again, I decided to push it the other way.
That meant Coco’s Balloon Pants. Now, I admit that when I first saw Coco’s Balloon Pants all I could think was “where would I *ever* wear those?”. Slowly but surely, though, I find them gracing almost every outfit I put together. Why? How can you deny that fabulous silhouette? the layering of those sophisticated textures? those cunning little gold buttons! Sublime!
Riches like these demand Stiletto Moodys Gold. Now, I’m not a foot fetishist (no, really!), but if I were, Stiletto Moody’s Gold Bare Laurens are where I’d start licking, with their gleaming satin ankle ribbons and peerless gold textures. Perfect!
Megg Demina’s Chapeau Tres Mignon has long been the source of fabulous hats on the grid. Here The Napoleonic Military Hat “The Navy”, a charming little tricorn with gold braid and flowers, finishes off the look with panache. It’s an undeniable fact that the world needs more hats, and I, for one, am always glad to see them appear on the market. More hats, please, creators!
And now it gets embarrassing, because the lovely corset that completes this look is from paper.dolls, but from where or how it came to me, or if it’s even still available, I honestly cannot tell you. Ah well…such is life!
I salute the creators of these marvelous things, which make all it so easy!
Details, Details, Details….
Skin: LeLutka IFE pale, makeup 5 (creator:Minnu Palen)
Hair: LeLutka Eclat hair 01/blonde_light (creator:Thora Charron)
Eyes: Poetic Colors Summer-hayfield (creator:Lano Ling)
Jacket: Milk Motion My Admiral (creator:Marie Lauridsen)
Pants: Coco Balloon Pants (creator: cocoro lemon)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody Bare Lauren gold (creator: Stiletto Moody)
Hat: Chapeau Tres Mignon Napoleonic Military Hat “The Navy” (creator: Megg Demina)
Corset: paper.doll Black Corset (creator: Zoey Gabardini)
Gloves: Fleur Short black (creator:CJ Carnot) (no longer available?)
Earrings: Zaara Suvarna Kundan (creator: Zaara Kohime)
Necklace: Illusions Victoria Choker (Accessories Fair gift) (creator: Siyu Suen)
Bracelet: Uzuri Zamani Bangle (creator: Bella Bombast)
Poses: Del May (creator: Del May)
A good friend pointed me to Nibby-licious Boutique last fall, knowing my fondness for mashing diverse elements, and I fell upon the Neo-Elizabeth outfit there almost immediately and set about planning a sort of homage to Virginia Woolf’s iconic androgyne, Orlando. It got deferred with the holidays, needless to say, and it wasn’t until I popped through Nibby-licious on the Twisted Hunt that I remembered the idea and went on my own hunt in Inventory. This is the result.
The top is part of the charming Nibby-licious Neo-Elizabeth outfit. I adore the craftsmanship here. It moves, for one thing, and moves well, and the shimmer on it is very reminiscent of satin…luxuriously so. The neck ruff is sublime–perfectly Elizabethan. I’ve mated it with LeLutka–the Jest Away leggings and the Pompai hair–and Coco’s Knee High Boots, some of the grid’s most worthy. Neo-Elizabeth holds its own.
I’ve added one of Sascha’s Designs Big Belts as a corset (*what* a great value that fatpack turned out to be!) and a past hunt prize from Nibby-licious, the White Cyber Belt, which I gently tinted.
The skin, which is one of the many beta versions of the soon-to-be-released !Imabee Vivian skin that Brendon Papp seems to fling so generously at her happy group members, is the sleeper of this story, providing the bold features and ever so slightly desaturated color palette needed to bring Orlando alive. And Lordy, Lordy–did it ever! !Imabee skins were almost entirely unknown to me before last week, but I’m hooked now I’ve seen them in action, and I look forward to what the future will bring from Brendon Papp.
*I woke up this morning to discover !Imabee is taking part in the Super Bargain Saturday offerings with a Vivian skin for only L$60. Saturday only until midnight.
Details, details, details…
Skin: !Imabee beta Vivian, not yet released (creator:Brendon Papp) Hair: LeLutka Pompai, powder (creator:Thora Charron) Eyes: *TOXX* Cyborg eyes, Brt Gold Gear/Alum (creator:Jeanni Nishi) Top: part of Nibby-licious Boutique Neo-Elizabeth outfit (creators:Ged Larson,Niborrekab Nightfire) Leggings: LeLutka Jest AwayLeggings (past group gift) (creator:Marni Grut) Boots: *Coco* Knee-High Boots (creator:cocoro Lemon) Corset Belt: Sascha’s Designs belt silver (creator:Sascha Frangilli) Belt: Nibby-licious Boutique White Cyber Belt (tinted) (creator:Juliea Diesel) Gloves: part of Gauze Requiem outfit (creator:Yukio Ida) Earrings and lip piercing: !Mingo! green croix (creator:Mingo Ugajin)(no longer available) Poses: Del May (creator:Del May)
It’s ironic that I meant this blog piece to showcase the new Pink Fuel Skye Milk skin and then promptly proceeded to cover it all up, but the BBB (Beloved Brit Boy) made a prezzie of the Argrace jacket and cap since the weather was getting cooler and all, and what with the new release of the divine Coco Riding Boots…well, Angharad, my Corgi pup, and I soon found ourselves on the scenic Empress and Hierophant sims, herding up a few sheep and looking dewy in the morning mist.
The Pink Fuel Skye Milk series skins have been blogged several times before by others, but I wanted to add my bit because I’m simply mad for them, and for some very good reasons. They are the only skins I’ve found that even approach my beloved Curio skins, and believe me, I’ve seen a couple skins in my day.
Pink Fuel and Curio skins have a couple things in common that I find noteworthy. First, they both look *absolutely fabulous* in Default Windlight, unlike other skins. The Windlight presets are a godsend for photography, but I live in Second Life, and I want to look good all the time, not just in pictures.
And second, Pink Fuel and Curio skins have great expression and, well… *life* to the faces that’s missing in other skins. There are skins that approach the technical strengths of Pink Fuel and Curio, but all of them offer a bland, neutralized face that reminds me of the blank stare with which a Barbie doll looks out on the world. The Milk series faces are fresh, optimistic and hopeful; the beautiful Curio faces have a touch of poignancy to them….a world weariness if you will. I adore that.
The outfit consists of the new beautifully textured and detailed Argrace Traveler Coat with its own knit top, crowned by the Argrace Hunting Cap. Boom’s Fall Tweed Khaki trousers work perfectly for this job, and then, of course, there are the unparalleled Coco Riding Boots! I am a boot person and a texture freak, and this, my dears, is what a riding boot looks like!
Time for tea!
Jacket & top: Argrace Traveler Jacket-Olive green
Trousers: Boom Fall Tweed-Khaki
Cap: Argrace Hunting Cap
Scarf: Miel Thin Scarf-maroon
Bag: Cube Sugar Checkered Leather Bag
Earrings: Uzuri Quest Earrings
Boots: COCO RidingBoots-Two Tone
Welsh Corgi: A.I. Friend Golden Welsh Corgi
Belt: COCO WideBelt-Brown