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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Click any image to see it embiggened on Flickr.

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.

What’s in My Closet: Scary in Grey

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This image is embiggened on Flickr!

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

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.

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.

Towel Day 2016

Are you ready for Towel Day? It’s May 25th (again) and now is the time to gather up your towel andTowel Day 2016 Logo give it a good cleaning. Then you are ready to celebrate the life and works of beloved author Douglas Adams. I’ll be at work with my towel (a super absorbent one since they day will be a hot one and it is likely that I’ll be pushing shopping trolleys outside for a bit.

And if  you visit the my Marketplace store you can get your own wearable towel FREE. Updated for 2016, you’ll be stylin’ while you are showing the world your love for Douglas Adams!

PoP Shop Towel Day 2016 For Men & Women

Please notice the traditional typo above.

Fat Packs & Inventory

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Since adding a mesh body to my Inventory, I’ve been trying to re-strategize my wardrobe so it behaves more like my Real Life (RL) clothes options. For work, I have four company shirts, all identical except one is long-sleeved. Dress code lets me wear a skirt (I don’t own one), jeans (I have two nice pair) or khaki slacks (I have one pair). Any footwear is acceptable, even Crocs (those rubber clogs everyone who doesn’t wear them hates).

Sure, I have a “fatpack” of Crocs in RL with seven pair in various styles and colors. And I have quite a few solid-color T-Shirts that together might be a so-called fatpack. But everything else is a single and in one color. One dress. One pair of dress shoes. One pair of boots. One thong (I have a load of all-white granny panties). In Second Life (SL), I used to buy a lot of fatpacks – five or more of the exact same garment but in different colors, often sold at a discount compared to separately buying each or having an added bonus of some sort.

Who does that in RL? Rich people, maybe. Someone with a shoe fetish (my Crocs aren’t a fetish; people give them to me), perhaps. But all I hear about in Our World is the big bundles. In the picture above (I’m stretching while sorting Inventory), I’m wearing grey slacks. I have the same pair in brown. That’s it. I didn’t need all 10 colors. The leather top is new and I could have bought a fatpack with 12 colors. Making outfit combos would have been easier, but I know that over time I’d be wearing the same two or three colors over and over, so like my RL choices I decided to buy one top and make it work.

One shop has some really nice crop top shirts I’m fighting myself over so I don’t buy a third one. And I see that I have more than a few pair of jeans and jean shorts (all different styles and colors from several creators). Still, I’m trying. It’s not my fault that the pumps I recently bought happened to have a color changing HUD thus effectively making it a fatpack (really, it as cheaper than buying a single color).

With some time, as I pack up old clothes for storage (I wish I could donate them to an in-world charity for underprivileged avatars), I am gradually making my virtual wardrobe resemble what is in my physical closet. And then I’ll whittle down the 30 or so hair styles, the 18 different skins, the 24 different sets of eyes, ….

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.