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What’s in My Closet? A Tux!

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After much hemming and hawing, I bought the new Collabor88 release from r2, the r2: A/D/E Otome set (in gold, as shown, and in black). When I tried he demo with the fatback bonus color (red) it struck me as a no-go for this round. Mind you, I seldom pass up andr2 release. If I don’t get it for me, one of my characters gets it. The price is dynamite and the look really rocks.

When I saw it in black, though, I thought “Tuxedo!” and tried my various colors of skin with it. Then I thought more. And I tried the other outfit colors, consulting with friends at each step, with nearly all my skins. Everyone agreed the gold looked great with my Lumae Eirtae Yrlissa skin (shown here). Immediately I bought the black option. And thought more. After, I bought the gold, too.

Some cheap earrings, some body sparkles, a nice updo hair, added some other jewelry, wore out my fingers for 20+ minutes figuring out makeup, and then made a bow tie out of bits I had in my Inventory. In terms of actual components, this is a simple outfit, but it took me about an hour. Twice as long as I’ve spent on other outfits. So tired now.

By the way, the shadow on the bridge of my nose doesn’t appear in-world or in the snap I shot for my Profile feed.

Posted in clothes, fashion, Flickr, portrait, Second Life, self-portrait

What’s in My Closet – BiB

For a Not A Fashion blog, I tend to post more than a few fashion items, such as this “Back In Black” set. This one of those outfits that started out completely different but wound up to be mostly the same. For example, the leggings started as bikini-style denim shorts. The cuffs were pewter bangles. The skin was my other blue Lumae skin, “Nyx.”

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Click any image above to see it embiggened on Flickr. I tried to frame the shots so the issued wouldn’t show, such as the leg harness cutting into my thigh in certain poses, the leggings fighting with the boots, and etc. Below is the list of clothes you can use to make a similar outfit. Obviously, you can’t clearly see the nipples listed, the alphas aren’t listed at all, and I’m just too plain lazy to type in links for each item for your shopping convenience. Little tweaks such as a special shadow “tattoo” on my face and changing the lenses on the sunglasses shant be mentioned so stop reading now,

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Posted in avatar, Flickr, Halloween, holiday, Second Life

What’s In My Closet: Elleria Witch

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Without spending a single $L, I think I made a fabulous avatar for Halloween 2017. Most of the costume is from the Elleria avatar found in the Linden Library at the bottom of your Inventory window, but here’s the details:

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Note the pet bat. It is from a different Linden avatar. The Lumae skin is as important to the ensemble as the Linden avatar pieces as this close-up GIF shows:

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Someone saw me hovering last night and commented “You scared me up there!” so, kudos to the Linden AO. Halloween hasn’t impressed me much the last few years. I just can’t get into it any more. But this avatar impresses me. Many thanks to Pico Mole, River Mole, and Exotic Mole for a great starter avatar. And thanks to Lumae for the upgrade.

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What’s in My Closet: A Demon

Once again I got involved, perhaps a bit too heavily this time, in creating an outfit, though this time totally without clothes! Since receiving my SLink Hourglass Body from my wife, I’ve been creating dressable versions with each of the skins I have so I can quickly switch back and forth. The Lumae Jewel Naamah skin (available only in-world) automatically made me think demon/devil/succubus so over time I’ve been tweaking from a basic form with self-made horns, fancy ears, and then some. Yesterday, I think I reached peak tweak.

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The pointy ears are gone, but a nice set of Bento demon wings from [ATOMIC] and a Bento tail (also a gift from Angela) by [M.O.R.] really make the set.

Here is most of what is in this outfit (lipstick and a couple alpha layers aren’t shown), though the pictures in this post show a skirt and a pair of ankle boots.

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The wings are nicely animated and while a bit finicky, the tail is well-animated, too. The tail and the animator are separate so I can have a bento kitty tail (from Ange, of course) on my Neko avatar. I might feature that sometime soon.

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What’s in My Closet: A Corset

As has been mentioned, I have two pair of jeans in Real Life, two pair of comfy sneakers, several pair of Crocs, one pair of boots, eight work shirts (between two jobs), one dress (for funerals), plus various T-shirts and sweatshirts. A pretty light closet. In Second Life, I’m a clothes horse. Hardly a week goes by I don’t buy something. If there’s a special occasion, I often spend a day shopping. My Inventory has some 30+ pair of boots because of this. And don’t get me started on hair styles.

It is rare, though, that I spend a lot of time on just one outfit, carefully selecting each element of the look and swapping out each item several times individually and in combinations so things are just right. Then I do it again the next day. Last December was the most recent time I did this (see here) but compared to the outfit below, that was a walk in the park.

 

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It started with the Insanya Corset. Fat Packs are seldom my choice, but this piece is so good I splurged so I could get all the colors. It comes with fitted mesh pasties, a nice bonus. Then I added some leather pants, trying each of my four pair, but that seemed too easy. Then I tried all my skirts, finishing with the Blueberry Kyla mini with straps. The first configuration was with my Maitreya mesh body, but this kinda outfit requires Go Big or Go Home, so I switched to my SLink Hourglass body. That meant the calf-high boots I really liked had to go, but the KC Zephora thigh-highs work almost as nicely.

Then I messed around with makeups and jewelry, nothing super special, though the Trilobyte cuffs look good and I had to get a new collar (Hartgummi). My wedding ring and a Magellan Detector Ring round out the set with Angelle 50mm hoop earrings.

Of course, the skin is a favorite, Lumae‘s Adore Aegean. I tried nearly every hair style I have, the Dura-Boy 63 two tone being the best, though not the last I tried. It matched the coloring I set on the corset, skirt belt and panties, and on the boots. Changing this color will be easy and I’m sure my wife will love seeing this outfit in purple.

Posted in avatar, character, clothes, Second Life

What’s in My Closet: Scary in Grey

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So, I saw the movie “Suicide Squad” the other day and when I got past some terrible acting by a couple big names, I was enthralled by the special effects, particularly the particle storm that surrounded a character named “The Enchantress.”

Of course, someone in Second Life was excited, too. Without hesitation, I bought the **CC** – Enchantress FX Set from ColeMarie Soleil. Then I bought another one for an alt. It is that good. Well, look at the picture.

While everyone else is running around as Harley from the movie, I’ll be lurking about as the only other well-done character.

If you need to ask, then …

Lumae Eirtae Fantasy – Storm skin
Maitreya Lara mesh body
Clawtoot Windswept Softest Black hair
Glamorize Tragic Combo makeup
AII “Weeping” makeup
TIA Shackles Collar
VAW XTC Nipples

Posted in body part, clothes, fashion, Second Life

What’s in My Closet: Blue in Red

As is my habit, before logging out last night I rummaged about in my closet for something to wear for the next day’s log-in. Unlike my usual attempts, I wound up with a full, coordinated outfit rather than my usual shorts and a t-shirt.

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It isn’t often I find myself this impressed with an outfit. No, I’m not bragging. All the hard work was done by the designers. I merely put it all together. The only creative input I had, really, was the shape and the face, all enhanced by others, of course. To me, at least, it all works rather well. The kit is almost superhero-like, yes, but I was also thinking it would suit a festive holiday party (for grown-ups, certainly).

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For those really curious, the Appearance panel should give you enough hints for tracking down the items for your own Inventory. Many thanks to my sister Threshin for the hair by pr!tty.

Posted in blog, clothes, rant, Second Life

What’s in My Closet: A Blog

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It has come to my attention today that I am a fashion blogger. Yes. The woman in the underboob T-shirt (Dirty Secrets applier on Maitreya Lara mesh body with a Plastik Astrali Pharagos skin and The Skinnery Echo eyes.), capri pants (coldLogic lepore.brown), boat shoes (ROC), and tied plaid button-up (erratic yvonne – tie-up) so-totally unfashionable outfit is a fashion blogger.

I was tugging on my Hair (TYLER-Dark- (no scripts) *REDGRAVE*) wondering why another day arrived with another landmark/notecard spam dropped into my Notifications. For once I got a response when I asked about it: “You are listed as a fashion blogger at https://bloggingsecondlife.com/ and I was sending an invite,” she said (entirely forgetting beforehand to mention anything about why she was spamming me). She was very nice about answering my questions and I suggested that she let whomever she spams know why they are receiving the information then we parted IM with smiles.

For anyone who thinks my posts about What’s in My Closet mean that this is a fashion blog, let me dispel that assumption. It isn’t. When I write about clothes it is because …

  • I was bored.
  • something I bought turned out to be very nice.
  • I haven’t blogged in a while and clothes are low-hanging fruit.
  • constantly writing about my breasts actually does get a bit old.
  • the top covering my breasts won’t detach and what I’m writing is a support case.

If anything, my blog is about a variety of stuff that amuses me in and about Second Life. Sometimes that means clothing, often it is in praise of women’s breasts, and once in a while I write about places or rant about some perceived wrong. With any luck, my blog is something you enjoy reading. Then we are both winners.

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What’s In My Closet: A Blouse

I bought a blouse that I really like. Can you tell?

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“Romy” blouse from Blueberry 

The Skinnery “Sasha” (Toffee) on the Maitreya “Lara” body with SLink hands, Cold Logic “Cuco” jeans, BSN “Ora” eyes, and Exile “Jack” hair. Un-retouched. Optional bra not shown. Click to embiggen or see them on Flickr.

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What’s in My Closet: Sporty Uccie

Considering I’m featured on page 84 of the July 2015 issue Busted, an adult pin-up magazine in Second Life, and further considering that I’m well-known for my chestorial endowments (often shown on this blog and on Flickr), you’d be amused to find out that my wife, Angela Seale, prefers ‘sporty’ women. Think she’d like this?

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Click to embiggen or see it on Flickr.

Hair: “Harley” Colors pack by Truth

Skin: “Sasha” by The Skinnery (with optional full body freckles tattoo)

Eyes: By Snow “Fresh Eyes” Flax-m

Clothes: Addams “Ephhiphany” Shorts and Top Outfit

Makeup & Jewelry: Glamorize “Day Shift” lipstick; BALACLAVA!! Kal Glasses (Tortoiseshell-Wide); [AiTech] Lock & Chain Collar: Custom wedding ring and Magellan Detector ring.

Body: SLink Casual hands; Custom shape honed for 9 years.