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Freckleface at the Vanity Universe Skin Fair 2009

This post has been overdue.  I’ve had my own outside factors, and when I was able to take pictures in-world again, controversy reared its ugly head.  I am neither judge nor jury, so I will go ahead with the comprehensive post as I had planned.  For the record, I do not condone any illegal sourcing of images.  I strongly encourage you to study details carefully, and make your own decisions.

Now, this post is a compendium of freckled skins available at the Vanity Universe Skin Fair.  To the best of my knowledge, this shows a sample of each the unique freckled skins — if you find one at the fair not included here, please let me know, and I will remedy it.  All skins are shown on my shape, without lashes, with the same eyebrow shape.  You’ll want to try them on for yourself to see how they fit your shape, to really know what will work best for you.  Of course, you’ll want to look at the character of the freckles — big or small? evenly or randomly scattered? Just across the nose, over the whole face, extending down the chest?



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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 Fashion, Freckles, MV-SL-Fashion, Skin 5 Comments

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

A few darker skins at the Expo

So, you may know that I like freckled skins.  What you may not know is that I also really like the darker range of skins.  (Freckled dark skins are of course the holy grail.)  So here is a small selection of some of the darker skins available at the Skin/Shape Expo.

I find that darker skins in particular show off the unique character of the skins.  Not only does each skinmaker create unique shades in the darker range, the differences in facial features — lips, eyes, nose, brows — often become more pronounced.  Now, I’m wearing my usual shape, so of course they’ll appear different on your shape — do try them on.

With different skinmakers come different body shadings.  We’re looking at the overall body shading and the usual fine details — collarbone, boobs, elbows (front and back) abs, knees (front and back), toes, shoulderblades, spine, buttocks and heels.  Look closely at how each skin treats these body parts differently.

Now, shoo!  Go try on some dark skins!  Even if you think the darker shades don’t suit you or your av, I encourage you to try on a demo — the elegance of these beauties is worth it.

Also, the bra and panties set is an exclusive release, part of this weeks Fifty Linden Fridays, so if you like it, you’d best grab it before midnight tonight.

Credits:
Hair: Adam n Eve Lena – Black
Skins, left to right:
Rockberry Farrah F dark
Adam n Eve
Desire 2 Preview – Nutmeg
Curio GP Bean – Light – Vixen – Majesty 2
Eyes: Exodi Zbilja Eyes – Brown
Lingerie: 5th & Oxford Little Miss Lingerie in Olive (Fifty Linden Friday Special – today only

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009 Dark, Fashion, Skin No Comments

Old and New from Fusemelon and Imagen

Aemilia Case has rebranded her hair store; what once was Philotic Energy now is Fusemelon, with new hair styles and textures, and an expanded product line.  In skin news, Imagen has released new versions of the adorable freckled Irene skins for the Skin/Shape Expo.

Let’s start with the new Imagen Irene 2.0 skins.  They’re appropriately named — this is an updated version of the Irene skin, rather than a whole new one.  Rack Brautigan, the creator, has done a bit of tweaking to improve the overall look of the body.  First, there’s a warmer, generally more rosy tone to the skin.  Also, check out the changes in the breast shading, ribs, stomach, belly button, and knees on the front side.  The rear view shows new shoulderblades, spine, knees, and heelbones.

No changes have been made to the face, which is fine with me.  I’m quite fond of the face.  The all-over freckles are pleasing without being too heavy, and the nose and mouth fit my shape very well.  There is a new set of makeups released for the skin fair, and they’re both adorable and versatile: lightly applied pale blue eyeshadow, a natural face, gentle eyeshadow smokiness, and a classic killer red lipstick with winged eyeliner.

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 Fashion, Freckles, Skin 2 Comments

Bliss, Beauty, n Portia

Adam n Eve recently released the Portia skins — the first in a new generation of skins by sachi Vixen.  Let me tell you, they are gorgeous.  Now, you know now much I like comparing things, so here we’ll take a look at Portia with two previous Adam n Eve skins, Bliss and Beauty.

About Portia:  she’s beautiful.  Notably, she comes with a hairbase (not shown here) in three different haircolors: dark, blonde, and red; each has matching eyebrows, which I love love love.  The eyebrows are, in my opinion, perfection.  The arch is graceful and classic, and there’s just enough detail of individual eyebrow hairs.  The eyes are lovely, as always, and Portia’s nose has more definition than previous versions.  The lips have a pleasing shape, and I’ll draw your attention to the subtle shading below the lips and into the chin — it’s well-done and shows a keen eye for detail.  The freckles are the same as the previous generation of skins, but as I love them, that doesn’t bother me a bit.  New with Portia is freckled/unfreckled options in each makeup, as well as the hair color/hair base options.  I also like the overall blend of youth and sophistication Portia brings.

I’ve only shown neutral makeup here, but there is a full line of 12 makeups available, with a variety of eyeshadow/lip colors and a few “exotic” makeups.  Check the full line of makeups here.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009 Fashion, Freckles, Skin No Comments

Celebrating July 4th with NO H8

We interrupt your regular fashion programming for a rare political message.

Today, the United States of America celebrates its Independence Day.  While our customs and culture are not the only way, or the right way for everyone, they are mine.  And I’m proud today to exercise my freedom of speech to remind Americans of our separation of church and state.  Specifically regarding gay marriage.  At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you believe to be right in God’s eyes — so long as marriage is a legal governmental institution, religious beliefs are irrelevant.  Separation of church and state.  The end.  (For more information about the NO H8 campaign, please visit their website.)

I also have a few notes about my fashion credits today.  Yes, I’m featuring an international group of designers, rather than an All-American lineup.  That was totally accidental — I simply chose the items in my inventory that I was in the mood to wear.  For a moment, I felt guilty.  Why not feature US designers?  There are certainly enough talented US designers to choose from.  But, after a moment of thought, it seemed appropriate.  Today I celebrate my country’s independence, but not to the point of excluding acknowledgement of the fact that we are a part of a larger global community, particularly within in Second Life — OUR global community. 

Credits:
Hair: Maitreya Aisha in Ginger
Skin: Adam n Eve Bliss skin, T1 tone, Freckly makeup
Eyes: Exodi Zbilja Eyes in Hazel
Lashes: LeLutka Seductress Volume Scripted Lashes
Shirt: Zaara Isis Shirt in White
Jeans: Zaara Classic Jeans in Indigo
Pose from Long Awkward Poses
NO H8 Face Paint and Duct Tape: Exodi

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Saturday, July 4th, 2009 Fashion, Uncategorized 2 Comments

LOTD March 25th

So, finals are over, and I’m back from vacation, and I’m soooo behind on blogging!  I’ll kick things off with a quick look of the day I sort of fell into while sorting new inventory.

First, a big thank you to all the designers who gave such lovely, generous gifts during bloggers week!  I know I’m a bit late on this, but RL scheduling kept me away from the computer last week. 

At any rate, I’m quite fond of this windblown hairstyle from HOH.  It feels very natural — you can expect more windswept styles from me coming soon.  The aviator glasses are from House of Curios, and combined with the hair, have a very sexy-no-nonsense feel.  Skin is from Exodi (formerly Genesis).  I wanted a simple makeup that still portrays strength, and I think the lips on the Quaintly makeup do nicely.  And, I really like the strong, straight nose on the skin. 

The top is part of the very sexy Urban Agenda set from Indyra Originals.  (The set also includes gloves, belt, skirt, and pant options, not seen here.)  The blouse is sexy as hell, without showing too much skin, and the scrunched sleeves with the ties are a great detail.  I paired it with the Cuff Jeans from Hilarious, which I adore.  They have a wonderful hand-drawn quality to them, and the pockets are adorable. 

The Urban Agenda set includes gloves, as I said, but I’m fond of my +plus biker gloves.  They make me feel tough, like I can take on the world.  In pointy shiny stilettos, no less.  Which, incidentally, are the Glamour Metallic Pumps from Detour — the color-change pair comes in black, red, silver, gold, and white, and they match everything.

Okay, so I think about covers it.  Now that I have a bit of free time, I’ll finally be able to catch up on that backlog of items in my “To Blog” folder, and flood you with blogginess in the near future!

Credits:
Hair: House of Heart Tuli in Bitter Chocolate
Skin: Exodi (formerly Genesis) Candace skin, Apple tone, Quaintly makeup
Shirt: Indyra Originals Urban Agenda set – Leo
Pants: Hilarious Black Cuff Jeans
Shoes: Detour Glamour Metallic Pumps
Glasses: House of Curios Aviator Style Glasses #003 female
Gloves: +Plus Biker Gloves Alpha
Poses: [LAP] Long Awkward Poses
Photo layout inspired by Sasy Scarborough of sasypants.com

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 Fashion No Comments

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