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nothing left to prove: Neo-Orlando

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)