For Acha: Same Damn Thing

Acha has been an icon in our fashion world, and has done so with a warm heart and generous spirit.  She’s shared herself with us, without any boundaries between her physical and virtual self.  I will miss her unique and stunning sense of style, and her elegant writing, and just . . . seeing her around on the feeds. <3

For Acha: Same Damn Thing

Acha and I weren’t close friends, but she’s still played a major influence in my SLife.  Her blog has inspired me and introduced me to awesome new-to-me stores.  She encouraged me when I first started blogging.  She encouraged me when I first started creating.  She wrote copy for my store when I was first starting out, and her generous words inspired me to work harder and be better, to try and live up to her elegant descriptions.  By including me as a tiny part of her blog in various Not Me posts, she gave me a sense of being part of the greater community.  By featuring early Vanitas Vesture on her blog, she made me feel like I was “somebody” in my own small way.

So, in honor of Acha, here’s my response to the Same Damn Thing challenge.  (Acha’s original concept is here, and more info on the redux is here.) › Continue reading

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Friday, April 8th, 2011 Challenges, Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments

Seasons Hunt: Silver


Hair: Shag – Sylph – Starlight (Seasons Hunt gift)
Lashes: sur+ Aurora Borealis Lashes (Seasons Hunt gift)
Skin: Tres Blah {Tan} Blessa: Bardot – Red Brows
Kyoot Makeup – Cateye 1 (Winter 1) (Seasons Hunt gift)
Wings: =HooT= Frozen Wings (Seasons Hunt gift)
Hands: › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 Challenges, Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments


I bought a new tarot deck last month, and have been trying to learn to read the cards.  It’s been an interesting process, working to learn the symbology of the imagery and internalize the fundamental message of each card.

Gypsy 1

I’ve always been fascinated by the visual imagery of tarot, and as I study the cards and their meanings, I get drawn into the visual possibilities — I want to design my own deck, and create tarot-based paintings and SL tableaux.  I want to make the creative process part of the learning process.

I’ve read through a couple books at this point, and have begun re-reading them, doing the learning exercises suggested this time around.  Today is exercise 1.1: What do I believe about Tarot? Am I “totally skeptical about using the tarot for anything but fun”, or am I “absolutely convinced that the tarot can give me specific, personal guidance?”

Gypsy 2

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion, Tarot No Comments


So, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and take part in this week’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.


I’m such a sucker for a monochromatic palette.  Perhaps it’s the influence of the color theory class I took back in the day, but I love value scales; here we transition from white to black as we work our way down the outfit.


I opted for gold-tone jewelry with silver and black accents here.  While silver-tone would have been truer to the gray challenge, I like the warmth that the gold brings to the look.

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Friday, November 12th, 2010 Challenges, Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion 1 Comment

Flower Power?

Flower Power?

Some new things, some old things, and some sweet flower necklaces.  These necklaces are big, bold, elegant, and full of visual impact.  I love ‘em.

Flower Power?

Jewelry Sets, left to right: › Continue reading

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Sunday, October 10th, 2010 Compare-And-Contrast, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments


Eyes 2

Four very different sets of eyes, each with its strengths.  What I find interesting:

How the colors of the eyes lighten and darken across the surface of the eye.  The first, for example, has a lot of natural irregularity in color saturation, as you’d see in the RL Version.  The last has a dramatic transition from dark to light from the left side of the iris to the right — this gives the eye a lot of impact.

Color.  Green?  Amber?  A true hazel, with gold in the center radiating out to a greenish color?  Is the color soft or crisp, delicately shaded or sharply delineated?

Subtle detail.  How well defined is the › Continue reading

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010 Compare-And-Contrast, Eyes, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments


Goldenrod 1

Goldenrod 2

Goldenrod 3

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Friday, October 8th, 2010 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion 2 Comments

Compare: Beads and Pearls

I love pearls, and I don’t think I wear them often enough.  I get stuck sometimes in the idea that pearls are only for old-fashioned ladylike Jackie O outfits.  Of course, pearls and beaded necklaces are far more expressive than we usually give them credit for.  Check out how each necklace below brings its own personality to the party.

Necklaces, left to right: › Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Compare-And-Contrast, Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments

Look of the Day: June 18th

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Friday, June 18th, 2010 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion, Uncategorized No Comments

Pink Shirt Day

Today is Pink Shirt Day, a part of a growing campaign against bullying.

I’ll leave you with something simple to think about:

“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.

and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

- attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller, January 6, 1946

Further resources:
Pink Shirt Day
Stop Bullying Now

Style Credits: › Continue reading

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Fashion, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments




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