Tuesday, April 29, 2008

D-d-d-d-did you watch the TV?

This Just in:

Dolly smokes crack and looks like a piece of furniture from the 70's.

God knows why I wanted to wear this outfit, the shirt is from Armidi, and...I was sooo tired of seeing it everywhere, but then I realized the orange one would go great with this jacket I got from GRANDMA! and the outfit was born. Thank you Fionna for letting me wear your Aviators. :D

I'm wearing:

Skin: <3 Cupcakes! Popfuzz skin in medium - <3 Cupcakes Edition 1
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Hair: Hiccup Nerd Swept (Sandy Blonde)
Shirt: Armidi Limited The FauxVest Tee in Pale Orange
Jacket: GRANDMA! R&B Stripe Jacket
Jeans: Celestial Studios Jeans in Black
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit PornStar Hi-Tops v2

- DG

Monday, April 21, 2008

I'm just a stranger...

Sometimes I feel bad for my neighbors, I really do. I got a call earlier from my neighbor and she told me her husband would be home from work late and asked if i could babysit, and I said sure because they're super nice and their kids are really good, and nothing wrong with extra money, right? But, I think sometimes they wish that there were more options available...

What they want:

What they got:
(note: the hair isn't really supposed to look emo, it's just the closest thing to wet i could find, which was what my hair was when I went over.)

All in all it went okay, no one got hurt, we had some fun.

I'm wearing:

picture 1

Skin: <3 Cupcakes! Popfuzz skin in medium - <3 Cupcakes Bare
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Hair: Naughty Designs "Paris" in Black Shine
Shirt: <3 Cupcakes! Sara Dress and Top
Jeans: Armidi A001 Jeans in Regular Classic
Shoes: Boing Fromage MaryJane Flats in Patent Urban
Necklace: Lix Official Aqua, Celery and Salmon, Choker

picture 2

Skin: miw Fall Light Skin (Porkchops)
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Hair: Kin Kana in Black
Jacket: Sinistyle Black Hoody
Jeans: Armidi a001 Jeans in Regular Classic
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit PornStar Slip-ons

- DG

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Outfit Wars #1

Fionna and I came up with the idea to take an item, any item, and make two completely different outfits revolving around that item. We were super excited and got to work right away, then...things quickly went sour, and thus, Outfit Wars was born.

Fionna's outfit:

When this idea was initially bandied about, the understanding was that we'd put together our individual looks and then reveal them to the other. However, when Dolly asked me if I had the Adina dress from <3 Cupcakes, I searched my inventory and put it on in front of her so I could see what I had to work with. Paying little mind to Dolly, I began to try on different accessories and articles of clothing. I finally settled on a chic and sophisticated look, pairing the dress with a black tinted pair of G.L.A.M. metallic tights, a little black cape, and a pair of Maitreya slinky stilettos. Curious about Dolly's progress, I glanced over at her and noticed she was opting for a more casual look, pairing the dress with jeans. As we chatted about our looks, Dolly complimented my outfit and told me she loved it. I still felt like there was something missing and continued to fiddle around with it. When I next looked at Dolly, she had, to my surprise, decided upon a more glamorous look: the dress was coupled with a dressy short jacket and the Tesla stilettos! Hmmm... sound familiar? Now, I'm not accusing Dolly of copying me, nor am I claiming that no one has ever come up with a similar look. But the circumstances do seem to suggest something more at play than RFT (random fashion telepathy). Let's just say that her outfit was perhaps *inspired* by mine.

After a good night's sleep and waking to a sunny and warm day, I was motivated to put together a more casual and spring-like outfit. The shrug is perfect for the chill of a Spring breeze. The texture of the dress gives the outfit the sort of floaty, airy quality I love about Spring. Not wanting to disturb that flow, I added white capris and silver shoes. To complete the look I chose silver jewelry with turquiose stones, which compliment the color of the shrug. The best part - Dolly didn't see it until it was time to take the photos!

Hair: ETD - Alyssa in black
Skin: Last Call - Deviant Nation Vogue, Ether/Void
Eyes: Miriel - Dark Blue
Dress: <3 Cupcakes - Adina (free)
Capris: Wrong - White 3/4 Pants
Shrug: Last Call - Lorie Ballet Shrug in ceylon (part of Lorie outfit)
Shoes: Maitreya - Slinky Stilettos in silver
Necklace and Earrings: Second Mirage - Morah Silver and Turquoise Necklace and Dangling Earrings (from the Morah Silver and
Turquoise set)
Bracelet: SLink - Silver Beaded Bangles

DG's Outfit:
When I asked Fionna if she had the Adina Dress from <3 Cupcakes, she said yes and tried it on. Then as we had agreed, I cammed away from her and started working on my outfit. After looking through my inventory a bit and trying on different things with the dress, I finally decided that I wanted to do something super classy. "I know what I'll wear!" I exclaimed and set to work making my outfit.

I remembered that I had just gotten that great fur coat from Schadenfreude in the Haute Couture Style Hunt and when I tried it on, it went *great* together. I added a 20's style bob for more of a vintage starlet look, then the Natasha heels from Tesla and a great freebie necklace from Alienbear. After I was finished I cammed back over to Fionna and looked at her outfit so far. It was very...glam. Very...vintage glam. I tried to talk myself out of it "It's just such a classy dress, I'm sure starlet is what comes to mind for a lot of people when they see it!" but in the back of my mind, I knew the truth. The next day I asked her if she finished her outfit and when I TPed her, it was completely different from the night before.

Guilty conscience?...You decide.

Skin: <3 Cupcakes! Popfuzz skin in medium - <3 Cupcakes Edition 1
Eyes: Sh*t Happens Medium Silver Eyes
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Hair: BP* Okappa Hair
Jacket: Schadenfreude Cropped Grey Fur Coat
Dress: <3 Cupcakes! Adina Dress
Shoes: Tesla Natasha Heels
Necklace: Alienbear Babyblue Moonstone with diamonds necklace (yes, I edited the main stone to go with my outfit.)
Bracelet: Miam Miam Coco Bangle Bracelet

- DG & Fionna

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Good morning starshine, the earth says hellllooooooooo

Strawberry Alarm Clock is the shiz.

Anyway, in response to the whole "omg they copied" bullshit.

Silly bloggers, silly designers. Don't you know by now that everyone is a hypocrite? The entire argument about it being wrong to copy things from RL into SL is ridiculous, everything in SL is copied from RL. If you want to get really picky about the whole thing, do you think god is mad that the puny people of Linden Labs copied his trees, ocean, sky and grass?

Honestly, it's ludicrous. If we had to give credit where credit was due in every little tiny aspect of or SL or even our RL for that matter, it would just be silly.

I am of course against down right stealing. Content theft in Second Life, that's horrible. It's horrible because you're stealing business from the person who worked hard on whatever it is that's being stolen. Not to mention for an assortment of other reasons.

Taking an article of clothing from a real world designer's collection and using it in Second Life? You're not taking business away from anyone. You can't wear the item in RL, and if you like it so much that you wish to, you'll have to go out and buy it.

In my opinion, it should be up to the creator to decide whether or not to add a note card saying "this item is from whatever by whatever designer." I don't know. I can look at a piece and go "Oh yeah I know where they got that from!" or I'll buy it and find out later, and it really honestly does not bother me. I don't feel like I've been jipped, or that the SL designer is any less creative, or that they're stealing from a RL designer. Maybe that's just me.

It's just not that big of a deal, come on.

Enough rambling, on to the outfit:

I'm wearing:

Skin: <3 Cupcakes! Popfuzz skin in medium - <3 Cupcakes Edition 1
Hair: Aden Edie in Black with Regina Long in Black
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Leggings: Punch Drunk Heart Leggings in Pink
Socks: Shiny Things Soft Plaid Socks in Pink
Shirt: Tres Blah Thermals in Pink
Jacket: Decollage Konichiwa! T-shirt
Skirt: Surf Couture Denim Skirt in Medwash
Shoes: AFantasy Color Change Strappy Heels

- DG

Monday, April 7, 2008

I still hear the children playing...

Man, I've been in such a spooky mood lately. Hopefully you've noticed by now that almost all my posts titles are song lyrics - music is very important to me.

Lately, I've been listening to a lot of dark stuff: Nico, Björk, CocoRosie, Danny Elfman, Rasputina...I wont list my entire play list, but one of the songs included is Tranqulize by The Killers. I love The Killers, I really do. Their music is so theatrical, and a little bit sad, and whoever writes their music is a lyrical genius. (I want to say it's the band but I'm not sure, if anyone knows for certain they should let me know!)

Anyway, this outfit is inspired by that song, it's a little too pretty if you ask me, so think of her as the kind of girl who doesn't play hardcore because she is hardcore, think outlaw country, Johnny Cash, think grimey Las Vegas, going to nudie bars with a glass of whiskey and a cigar and not leaving until she's doubled the money she came with.

Maybe I should have added sunglasses, sunglasses are badass. I also should have added a bolo tie.

I'm wearing:

Skin: <3 Cupcakes! Popfuzz skin in medium - <3 Cupcakes Edition 1
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Hair: Gritty Kitty Ministry in Chocolate
Jacket: Sinistyle Six-Shooter
Jeans: Armidi A001 Jeans in Regular Classic
Shoes: J's Western Boots in Black
Necklace: Kitty's Rampage Brass Knuckle Necklace in Silver
Bracelet: Shiny Things Belou Cuff in Blue (This is a little bit big on me cause it was made for a dude, but, it's still really pretty!)

- DG

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I want you whipped into shape...

Wow, I really love Legally Blonde the Musical. It's a dangerous infatuation.

After getting the new issue of Vain Inc Magazine and seeing my picture, (bragging, me? never!) I decided to do another outfit that could be considered "fly."

Fionna (featured a couple posts below this one, definitely not the April fools one) introduced me to Rosemar and I'm definitely going to go there and splurge, they have some really really cute dresses and great freebies, including the skin I'm wearing.
I'm wearing:
Skin: Rosemar Creampuff Skin Freebie 2 in Manhattan
Eyelashes: Cake Flutter Lashes
Hair: Hiccup Nerd Swept (Burgundy)
Underwear: Gigi Couture J'Aime la mode dress
Shirt: Gigi Couture J'Aime la mode dress
Jacket: BLAND Grand Waistcoat in Black
Jeans: Cashmere Penny Skinny Jeans
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit PornStar Hi-Tops v2
Sunglasses: CRAP Blue Sunglasses
Necklace: Miam Miam Chunky Heart necklace
Bracelet: Shit Happens Checkered Blue Bangles

- DG

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Frail Loops

I just met a hot new designer, Frail Loops, and she does shabby chic like no one I have ever seen!

- DG

P.S. Anagrams are fun.