Atomic age

How about a little music for my old friend Whit?

The 50s!  Chrome and streamliners, the promise of the atom to power our homes, airplanes, spaceships!  Eclectic Stars brings us Swingers – Atomic, a beautiful swing dress drawing us back to that time when we still looked at nuclear power with hope — but with bright shiny mesh instead of chrome and Naugahyde!

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Eclectic Stars has made Swingers in the standard five mesh sizes, plus fitmesh for Physique, Hourglass, Maitreya and TMP mesh bodies!   I just happened to have this lovely atom-inspired necklace and earring set from Dressed by Lexi‘s Chemical Reaction, a four-part hunt gift from about a year ago.  Seems as if it were made for this dress!

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I love the satiny sheen on the top!  I really need to look at more of Eclectic Stars‘ offerings — particularly since Jadziya promises “A little bit cheeky, many bits geeky!”  It seems, perhaps, a store after my own heart.
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And before you say anything, noatoms do NOT look like that.  It’s a cartoon.  But images of s- and p-orbitals would be much less reminiscent of the 1950s kitsch.  🙂

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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Just in time for cooler weather

This great hoodie and top combo from Tori’s in just in time for a cooler turn in the weather!  What a great addition to the wardrobe, it comes with an eighteen color HUD for the top, with bright on and off options.

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Standard sizes are included, and fitmesh sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Physique, Hourglass, TMP, and Maitreya are all in the package.  I love it!

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It’s Fall

Fall (or Autumn depending on what you call it) is officially here, and Halloween will be on us in no time!  Here’s the first Fall outfit for the year, and the one I wore to Eden‘s Fall Queen contest at the weekend.

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The full outfit is from StormCrow Designs and is in standard mesh sizes, and comes with the leggings on system layers, but also includes appliers for Slink, Maitreya, Wowmeh, and Omega, so all your bases are covered.  Also included are a wonderfully detailed set of unrigged boots with resizers, which are great to mix and match with other outfits too!

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Irridescence

Aloha kakou!  The Fall Equinox has come and gone, and in the northern hemisphere, days are speeding shorter, there’s a cool breeze in the air.  October is coming, and Carrie’s Lingerie is ready for it!  Carrie has put together six lovely complete costumes for the VIP group — with clothing, accessories and skins — guaranteed to make an impact on whatever fancy dress party you might choose to attend!

I get to show you one of these, but if you follow Carrie’s on flickr, you can find pictures of others.  This is the lovely Irridessa!
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Irridessa includes omega appliers for skin, makeup, bra and panty, mesh wings, anklets and pointy elf-ears, and flexi-prim silks.  It’s nearly all-in-one!

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Normally I’d avoid green hair, but the light mint really complements the skin and ‘kini colours.  A good lavender or golden blonde works as well.  Blue liked the blonde, but I feel much more at home in lavender skin than I do in blonde hair.  🙂

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These costumes truly are a treat.  Stop by Carrie’s Lingerie, become a VIP member, and enjoy.  They’re incredible, and you’ll be ready for fancy dress… or maybe a little bit of everyday.

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

 

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The blog is a year old!

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Blue says: What a journey we’ve had over the last year!  We’ve done 420 posts and I’m not even going to count the number of photos we’ve posted for you, gentle reader.  Speaking personally, I’ve loved every minute of it, finding outfits, finding locations, taking photos, learning along the way to make better things, presenting better, and just having a great experience all round.  I hope you’ve all got some pointers to good clothing, hair, jewelry, and everything else we’ve posted about.  And I hope you’ve all tried to support the fantastic designers that make this amazing second life possible.  My beautiful partner Aeon has been here with me through all the good times (and some not so good times as well) and she is just too wonderful for words.  Supportive, loving, caring, creative, full of ideas and enthusiasm, I don’t know how she puts up with her nutsy script girl sometimes 🙂  Love her, I do.  As we run hand in hand across new fields, who knows what’s around the next corner, what the next discovery will be, what we’ll learn next?  I hope you’ll join us in all that’s to come!

Aeon says: How is it already a year?  How is it only a year?  I’ll be honest, I never thought of myself as knowing anything about fashion, but this has been such an incredible experience.  I think every day is a little better for learning something new, and creating something new, and this blog has definitely been a part of it.  Perhaps dabbling in RL photography has made me a better SL photographer: but I definitely know that I’ve become a better RL portrait/human photographer than I ever was as a result of this blog.  Every day is a new opportunity to grow, and I’ve been so lucky to be here, and to have a partner like Blue at my side.  Sometimes I can’t tell who has the crazier ideas, she or me, but the best part is jumping into them together.  Mahalo nui loa — thank you all, so very much, for travelling with us.  We hope you’ll stay along for the ride, we have so much more to share!  A hui hou!

Pose: BFF by Blue’s Fantasy

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A little Friday festival

For your Friday pleasure (or Saturday morning to my lovely friends on the other side of the dateline), a little group gift from Petite Mort.  Festival is a beautiful maxi-skirt and bandeau top in five mesh sizes.

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  • Mistress Midnight — MM Model Pose 17

Now, Petite Mort currently has nine past group gifts back up on the wall, Festival included.  I don’t know how long they’ll be up, but stop by and take a look, and peruse the rest of the bohemian fashion offered in the store!  In the meantime, I’ll show you another one or two of those gifts in the next week or so.

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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A Goddess for a reason

Did you see what I did there?

Athena, goddess of intelligence, creativity, and reason — and, in a swirl of silks, the latest offering in Carrie’s Lingerie VIP group.

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You may choose to shed the gown for the corset.. for a more.. intimate… setting.

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There’s so much here to talk about: matching pumps, jewelry, and a beautiful makeup kit.  The standard layer makeup is a full-set tattoo, but the omega appliers are independently selectable for eye and lippy.  I wish that the decoration to the outside of the eye was also independently selectable, but it’s a great effect overall.

As a friend of mine said, the collar/choker alone is worth the price of admission!
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The third configuration is a ‘decoration-only’ mode – no gown, no corset, just decorations… and panties or no, as you choose.  It’s a lovely with the silks!

athene_c008If you’re not a member of Carrie’s VIP group, it’s a pretty nice deal.  It’s a little spendy to join — about the price of one of Carrie’s lovely outfits — but there are lovely gifts, and first crack at new products.

Mahalo! A hui hou!

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Shenika

I’m still going though hunt items from Womenstuff (do you believe it?!?)  This outfit is in fitmesh in standard sizes with specific sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza.  The skirt and top are one piece which is a pity as I really love the top textures and I’d love to match this with a few other more redhead friendly colors.  It does have a HUD for the skirt to allow you to pick from the red I’m wearing here, and nice gold color.

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Marisol

The hunt items from the Womenstuff hunt that finished at the end of last month continue to impress as I slowly work my way through them.  Here’s a lovely coverup in standard size fitmesh, and sizes for Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya.

After a couple of studio photo sessions, I needed to get out there.  These photos are taken at El Diablo at Scorpion Bay, probably the most scary surf beach in SL.  If you think you’re a good surfer, you need to give this place a go 🙂

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Of course, I needed something to cover up 🙂  I’m not much of an applier swimwear fan, much preferring fitmesh bikinis, but this one piece from Ch’s Designs works well!

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