For Strawberry Singh’s 2018 Second Life Yearbook Challenge. I landed on the Main Grid on my real life 18th birthday. Now you do the maths. Click the image to see it embiggened on Flickr. The challenge gallery is here.
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 and r2 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.
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.”
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,
Happy 4th of July Topless Tuesday, America! That’s right, this sacred event is a celebration of freedom. Women should be able to dress the same way men dress if they should choose to do so. Slacks, yes. There have been times women could not wear pants but were required to wear dresses. Shirtless, yes, but that is still limited.
There are fewer limitations on women in this respect in real life, however, than there are in Second Life. If I had wanted to attend the holiday fireworks without a shirt, I had the legal right (the fact that I was in bed, fast asleep this year not withstanding). I may window-shop downtown sans shirt should I wish (though stores are within their right to refuse admittance to anyone without a shirt),
In this picture, though, I’m breaking a Second Life law. I am in a G-rated region with my breasts exposed. This is a no-no for no good reason.
One day, when I have the time, I’m going to ask someone official at The Lab about this. Until then, I’m going to go topless wherever I wish to, risking whatever punishment is (not) merited.
It is called freedom.
Okay, please ignore the vagaries of the poses. I had no control over the stranger’s hand inside his body and no time to make adjustments to where my limbs showed up. Think of this as a guerrilla protest opportunity. Carpe potestatem, as it were.
There I was, wandering the SL14B Shop Till You Drop event ( SLurl ) and noticed that the regions were G-rated. “What a great place for Topless Tuesday,” I thought. And there was a guy being AFK right at a bench. Interestingly, he moved away when he “woke up.” Never before had that reaction from men when I’ve been topless.
Back to the point. Women should be allowed to be topless anywhere that men can be be topless, but while composing this picture, I believe that I came up with the rationale for women covering themselves.
Men can’t control themselves. The men who made this silly rule know that when visually stimulated by a bounteous bosom, they will give into their Id and start fondling the women they see. Men may be topless because women have such self-control that men won’t be molested by feminine hands on bare male chests.
Am I right?
Happy Topless Tuesday!
A few days vacation in (so called) Real Life means I have time to just relax in Second Life for a bit. Having received a boat as a gift, I’ve been cruising the Blake Sea and parked at Siren’s Isle for today’s picture. Yes, the region does allow topless women but not all the places I visited were Mature rated so I broke the law a few times.
One of my plans while off work is to visit the real life USS Albacore, a retired submarine in nearby Portsmouth, NH. Legally, I could be topless while visiting, subject to arrest only if a disturbance breaks out or if asked to leave by the group that runs the facility (it is privately owned, I believe). Men can visit sans shirt, too, though they aren’t likely to be escorted off. But I’ll likely go with a sweatshirt as I’ll be alone and I’m still not confident enough to be bold around people in the flesh, so to speak. When some of the area’s various topless protests happen this Summer, though, I’m of a mind to go.
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.
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.