Saturday, May 19, 2012

Secret Garden

I never thought of myself as much of a yellow person, but after the second yellow color this challenge, I'm really liking it.

I know this color is a bit deeper than the swatch, but all know my's still miffed about Pueblo, I'm just lucky I didn't end up with some rubber ducky pasties and a pair of yellow wellies!!

Instead I found this lovely summery romper that just begged to go to our secret garden and lounge in the sun amongst the flowers and the romper!

What I'm Wearing:
Romper: Tiny Bird - Next Girl Romper in Butter
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Fae Wedges in White
Skin: Illusory - Love in Milk (Culture Shock item)
Teeth: Tuli - Teeth Tattoo
Hair: Lelutka - Knotted in Fire Top (color modded)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes in Deep Sea
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Jewelry: Earthstones - Chandraki Set in Spectrolite and Gold

Glamour Amidst the Darkness

Atop the dark spires of the city she walks in glamour, her bold gown a beacon, defiant yet beautiful, she is...the glamour amidst the darkness.

I've often wanted to do a more editorial look, something that more approaches art than fashion.  It's a style that is completely out of the norm for me, but I've always admired the bold quality of it.  I'm not quite sure I hit that mark, but I do like the juxtaposition of the bold pink lacy gown entwined with the dark shadows and dirty spires high above the city...what do you think?

What I'm Wearing:
Gown: Bliss Couture - Anja, Valentine's Special
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Katherine in White
Hair: Pocket Mirrors - Myrtle Updo in Brick (modded color)
Skin: Belleza - Lily in Medium (Group Gift), Pink Fuel Lipstick Tattoo in Fuschia
Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails
Necklace: JCNY - Johanna Pearl Necklace,
Earrings & Necklace: Designs by Sebastian - Dainty Diamond Set
Ring: Exquisite - Therese Ring in Pink (Group Gift)

The Heat is On

I had the idea for this picture as soon as I decided what to wear for Week 19.  See, once again my closet had decided to mutiny on me.  Personally I think it was just too damn hot.  I live in the south and it seems that we skipped right over spring and fan pell mell into summer.  When I asked my closet for something in Pueblo, a color I really really am not fond of btw...its :(  Well all my poor closet tossed at me was a lacy bra and panty set and some seamed thigh highs.  Now you, my faithful followers know...if I can make a sheet work...I can certainly make a gorgeous lingerie set work.

I had just gotten the new grotto from Barnesworth Anubis at Collabor8 and that combined with the vintage feel of the lingerie and the gorgeous new hair from Exile for The Dressing Room and I had an idea, a story to tell, ...of a mysterious woman, alone on her balustrade, enjoying the dying rays of the sun, waiting for the cool air and end to the oppressing heat.  Unbeknownst to her, a camera clicks away, capturing her moment of solitude.  Who is the photographer?...the paparazzi?, the police?, a private eye?, a secret admirer? and who is the woman?  A fading starlet?, a mobster's moxie?, the mistress?, the woman you sit next to on the subway every day?

The picture is meant to spark a story, she is who you want her to be, the photographer is whoever you want him to be, the photo is merely the starting point,...who will you be today?

What I'm Wearing:
Lingerie: TGIS - Brown Lace Set (from the Cinderella Hunt)
Stockings: *LOW* - Seamed Stockings in Bronze
Shoes: J's - Platform Pumps in Dark Brown
Hair: Exile - Violetta in Rouge
Skin: Pink Fuel - Ember in Honey <Scene>, Glam Lipstick Tattoo in Vamp
Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails
Necklace: Bonita's Jewelry - Antique Pearl Wrapped Necklace
Earrings: Dark Mouse - Pearl Earrings
Ring: Exquisite - Pearl Ruffle Ring

Thistle While You Work

Well I took a slight break from working to relax and enjoy the scenery...but I don't think you'll mind too much right?  You can even join me and we'll "work" together...this reflecting and pondering life's little pleasures is hard work I tell you...I might need some support...particularly in the form of a few friends with some cider and uhmm...suntan lotion....I seem to have forgotten mine!

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Last Call - Cyrene in Lavender
Pants: Sn@tch - Clamdigger Claire in White
Shoes: Katatonik - Aya Wedges Candy Pack, recolored via HUD
Hair: D!va - Airiz in Garnet
Skin: Pink Fuel - Skye in Honey, <Pink Pearl>
Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails
Bracelets: Cake - Flea Market Bracelets
Necklace/Earrings: Addiction - Antique Blossom Set in Pearl