Pink Hijab Day

Today is Pink Hijab Day around the world.  What’s this about, you ask?  There are two goals: first, to increase understanding of the hijab, and second, to raise money for a cure for breast cancer.  Now, I am not Muslim, but I have a deep respect for the religion and those that follow it, and that respect includes what are often perceived as cultural differences, such as wearing a hijab, or headscarf.  Hijab is specifically the headscarf, but also often refers to dressing oneself modestly in general.  While I do not usually wear hijab, today I have chosen my wardrobe in support of fellow women who choose to do so.  Hijab, for the women wearing it, does not usually mean oppression in the “western” world; most feel empowered and protected.  Wearing hijab is not only a symbol of religious submission to God, but also a symbol of feminist empowerment, a celebration of being judged for our minds and not our bodies› Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion 4 Comments

Advocate for a Cure

It’s easy to say you support racing for a cure, or promoting breast cancer awareness generally.  What about everyday advocating for breast health? 

Recently I was having Sunday lunch with a friend and her fourteen-year-old daughter at a wings place, and of course the football games were on TV.  A few of the teams were wearing hot pink jerseys, and we talked about how wonderful it was that those big brawny macho football players were wearing pink to support breast cancer awareness.  Then, things got interesting. › Continue reading

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Monday, October 26th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion No Comments

I wear pink.

This outfit is a bit of shameless product promotion — I’m wearing Vanitas Vesture’s special edition Breast Cancer Awareness top.  All the proceeds go to Making Strides against Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to help find a cure.  You can find out more here.  Pink is not a color I wear often, but I make an exception to help draw attention to this worthy cause. › Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD, MV-SL-Fashion, Uncategorized No Comments

Ruth Revisited.

What's going on here?

Total serendipity.  I happened to be wearing a purple shirt when the notice from Long Awkward Poses came through, announcing the release of a new set of poses — Jazzhands.  The notecard explains that this set is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek homage to all the early jazzhands freebie poses.  These new poses are fun and adorable, with modern posing sophistication instead of the bone-breaking awkwardness of early poses.  Anyway, the purple shirt reminded me of our painfully awkward outfit at rezzing, and I knew immediately that I wanted to give Ruth a modern makeover to show off the new posing fun.

No, it couldn't be!

If you were lucky or unlucky enough to be rezzed as Ruth, this look is immediately recognizable.  It may inspire a bit of terror or revulsion, but look again. Little Ruthie actually looks cute now, with › Continue reading

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009 Fashion, LOTD 2 Comments


The Starlust Panty Raid is on.  Good times to be had by all, hunting for golden clams stuffed with unmentionables.  Anyway, last night was the panty party at the motel.  Of course, the sim crashed shortly after I arrived, and then RL called me away.  Which brings us to this outfit.

I love costume parties; I love getting all dolled up and working within a theme.  And I’m always caught by surprise when I log in and find I haven’t changed, and look slightly ridiculous out of context of the theme party.  This one so amused me when I logged in that I thought I’d share.

Items of note today:
The awesome hair is an upcoming release from Tiny Bird, and I totally adore it.  I’ve been playing around with pin curls in RL, and love this retro version.  You should go to the subscribe-o-matic and sign up so you’ll know as soon as the hair is released.

The panties, from Madsy, are part of the Panty Raid prizes.  Madsy has a total of 7 cute panties hidden away in three clams.  There are a ton of cute panties and panty-related items to be found in the Raid, so get to it!

The poses are part of the Tongue in Cheeky set from Long Awkward Poses, which is my favorite set of poses right now.

(Oh, and yeah yeah, I’m supposed to be on a break.  Maybe I should call it cutting back instead?)

Hair: Tiny Bird – New Soul – Ginger (coming soon!)
Skin: Tuli Kalista Light Valentine (previous group gift)
Scarf: Pretties by JB – Wilds Scarf – Zebra
Earrings: Woos! Hooptastic Zebra Schmebra Pink Earrings
Tank: Cyanide Tank – Gray
Panties: Madsy Zebra Undies (part of Starlust Panty Raid)
Shoes: Kookie – Phoebe – Noir
Poses: [LAP] Long Awkward Poses Tongue in Cheeky set

Disclaimer:  I know designers.  Maybe even the designers in this post.  I might even be friends with them.  If this bothers you, don’t read my blog.

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Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD 2 Comments

LOTD and Ch-ch-changes

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately contemplating the content of my blog.  What differentiates it from other fashion blogs?  What do I have to offer that’s special and unique, or at least not done better by others?  Sure, I enjoy my LOTDs and such, but others do them better.

I’ve finally hit upon my solution: Compare&Contrast posts.  (Yes, it’s a terrible name for the category.  Suggestions are welcome.)  One of my favorite posts was Freckleface.  It was fairly thorough, and I’m really interested in how similar products compare when placed next to one another.  I’ve been meaning to do a jeans comparison post for ages, and when I saw GoGo’s plurk linking to Fashionphiles’ Who Designed It Better blog post, I realized I’d been sitting on my answer.  (One thing this will NOT be: a who-ripped-who type of blog post.  I’ll focus on genres, like holey jeans, hair in curlers, littleblackdresses, and the like.)

Edit for clarity: The post linked above is not a who-ripped-who post, and I’m sorry if that caused any confusion.  I wanted to reference a blog that cemented my idea, and also to say that finger-pointing would not be part of what I do here.  The two ideas are completely separate.

I’ve also been wanting to do more in-depth features of specific products/designers, with more pics showing more angles of the product.  It means I won’t be able to turn out a blog quite as quickly, but I think I’ll be doing better work, and showing what I would want to see from a blog.  In feature posts, I may also be doing a bit more reviewing, sometimes pointing out flaws as well as features of a product.

So, from here on out, What? Another Fashion Blog?  posts will fall into three categories: Compare&Contrast, Feature, and LOTD.  I could probably drop the LOTDs, but, damnit, I like them.  After all, showing off cute outfits is why I got into this whole blogging thing.  I’ve got a big skin feature coming up next, and then it’s on like Donkey Kong with the Compare&Contrasts!

Hair: Philotic Energy – Eira in Clinker
Skin: Blowpop N2 Elizabeth -tone C- 2.2 Cherry Blossom 2
Earrings: Dark Mouse Platinum Bling Earrings (previous group gift)
Necklace: Chuculet Ava – silver – necklace – pearly white
Blouse: Icing – Puma Jie in White
Dress: Vanitas Vesture – Flute Scribbly Dress – Red
Bracelet (R): Dark Mouse Silver Blue Bangles
Bracelet (L): Earthstones Bangle Set – Red/White/Blue (previous gift)
Jeans: Zaara Jeans – Classic – Indigo
Shoes: ETD Starley Pumps in Ostrich Pewter

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD 3 Comments

LOTD: Wearing Purple


Purple things at Vanitas Vesture on sale today.

Hair: Truth Kensei in Lagoon (tinted)
Skin: lessthanthree Sugar skin, Light tone, Nerds F makeup
Eyes: Miriel Realistic Eyes in Watercolor
Lashes: LeLutka Seductress Volume Sculpted Lashes
Dress: Vanitas Vesture Belldandy Dress in Purple
Tights: Insolence Carmen Shiny Heavy Tan Pantyhose
Tattoos: Tramp Stamp Rowan Stars
Bracelet, left: +Plus Summer Essence Bangle in Gray
Bracelet, right: Pretties by JB Moxie – Hues of Purple Bangles
Shoes: Maitreya Group Gift Pumps in Violet-Blue
Poses: Reel Expressions

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Monday, June 1st, 2009 Fashion, LOTD No Comments

LOTD – April 7th

Hair: ETD Aiiyanna (retextured)
Skin: Rockberry Megan Bunny Hop Hunt Natural FRX
Eyes: Kunstkammer Surrealist Eyes  in Olive Green
Tattoo: Aitui Tattoo Fire Fish Sleeves Method in Faded
Shirt: unreleased blouse from Vanitas Vesture (opening soon)
Shorts: VG Republic Twill Shorts in Brown (store closed until further notice)
Earrings: +plus Circles Earrings in Dark Gold (previous hunt gift)
Bracelets: Dark Mouse Paint Splashed Gold Bangle
Tights: Insolence Carmen Shiny Heavy Tan Pantyhose
Shoes: Detour Glamour Metallic Pumps in Gold
Poses from Sugar Mill

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 Fashion, LOTD No Comments




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