Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Berry's Movie Character Meme

Another week, another cool Berry Meme.

Meme instructions: Dress up your avatar as a character from a movie. 

Which I did.  One of the characters my readers probably expect, Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's in her Iconic Little Black Dress.


That dress being the Maitreya Audrey.  Hair is Elikatira Arabella, Angsa hat from Schadenfreude, Hucci Glynco pumps, Maitreya Jackie-O sunglasses.


But here's a character one might not expect from me, Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  This is the maid outfit from Provocation Berry showed off some time ago, Hair is Truth Magenta, Frock-Be-Gone raygun from Doctor Obolensky, Hucci Jacmel pumps, Blacklace stockings.




Berry said that someone requested a Mean Girls meme in plurk, and Berry figured this would give us the opportunity, so I did Cady Heron a la the Jingle Bell Rock scene. Sexy Santa dress from Tuty, Hair is Truth Esperanza, boots from GOS.


I did another classic teen movie with Big Red from Bring It On.  This one didn't turn out quite so well.  Cheerleader costume from Meli Imako


Since I'm old, I just had to do two characters from the classic Heathers.  First up is my interpretation of Queen Bee Heather Chandler's Croquet outfit.   "My School Look" from Monso, Hair is Truth Dasha, Tights from Izzie's, Esme flats from Ingenue.  The croquet decorations were already rezzed at my house.


I did two Heather Duke shots, in an outfit inspired by her end-of-movie look. First up a shot inspired by her lounging at the window scene.


And near the lockers.  Diaz jacket with dress by Coldlogic, Tights from Izzies, Shoes from Fri.day, Hair is Truth Vixen.




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Knockers gertie dress.

After doing my entry into Berry's school yearbook meme, I began looking around the other entries and saw a vintage inspired photo by one Georgia Florence Sipe (lilaskyheart Resident), who was a redhead.  As I do like vintage and vintage loving redheads in particular, I checked out her flickr and saw a dress...THIS DRESS, from a store I had not heard of before called KnocKeRs.  I just had to have it.


It has cleavage, it is vintage, and it's so "me". This, like most 50's styles, is a descendant of Dior's famous New Look silhouette from 1947, wasp waisted and full skirted.  You can see hints of the common 50's shirt dress especially in the sleeve, though this is no June Cleaver style shirt dress, not with this much va-va-voom.  Those are the classic Yummy Michelle single strand pearl necklace and earrings you see, and Wasabi Pills Veronica hair.  I just love the little cherry bodice inset and the cute little buttons.



Here we see the full skirt and the cute cherry panel. The easiest way to tell this is a 50's dress and not an actual New Look dress is by the hemline.  New Look dresses have longer hems to the lower calf.  You can also see the Essenz Zurich pumps, which were perfect for this dress.


I happened to get a very good shot while sitting in one of the Duchess booth's.  This is one of the prettiest shots I've ever taken of my avatar. I'm pretty, whee!


The dress is VERY inexpensive, L$150...I bought two, red and black. I'll probably get the green too.


SLURLS:

KnocKeRs

Belleza skin

Yummy Jewelry

Wasabi Pills hair

Essenz Footwear

Erratic Trisha and Sax Shepherd Aphrodite Jewelry and Shoes.

I wanted to show off the Erratic Trisha dress and the Sax Shepherd Aphrodite jewelry and shoes.  I decided to wear the white version of the Trisha and bring Pink Fuel skin wearing, "Lutefisk" me up to bat.  I was playing around with windlight, graphics settings and whatnot on location.  Didn't quite get the lighting right, probably needed a bit of warmth in the lighting, even if the hair shadows turned out well.  Yes, yes, these two pictures are gaussed and glowed, glamour blog style.



These two pictures were taken at one of the pavilion builds the Boudoir girls have for sale.



Now for normal pictures where you can actually get a better look at the clothing. Trisha is a short supermodel-y party dress with a folded-ruffle bodice.  I liked the various colors enough to fatpack it, it's the sort of dress I'll get enough use out of to justify that, and the 13 color fatpack was only 995L$ when the singles are 295L$ each.  With that much differential, I just threw my L$ at the fatpack.



These pictures came across as a sort of "Daenerys from Game of Thrones crossed with 90's supermodel Claudia Schiffer".  Partly because I chose this Truth Thalia hair, which also comes with a crown, which I am not wearing.

Here you can see the headpiece, choker and big mesh earrings of the Aphrodite jewelry set.  I set it to pearl for these pictures but it has many more jewel options and four metals.  It also has drop earrings if you don't want these big glamour-girl ones.  The Decadence set with all the options is 1999L$.  Even shopaholic me, said "ouch" when I clicked the pay button for it, but it's a versatile evening set which will serve you well along side SSD's Spirit of Giving sets.


Bracelet options for both left and right wrists and a cocktail ring, all with the same jewel and metal options.   You'll notice the left and right bracelets are slightly  different in style as well so they're not super matchy, you can wear them both if you want.


And these are the Aphrodite evening sandal, same jewel options as the jewelry and many shoe colors...at least in the WDP (whole damn pack).  That pack is 1999L$.   That's 9 base shoe colors, 4 metal colors and plenty of jewel colors for a nice elegant evening sandal that will serve  those duties well alongside the SSD Mata Hari's. Yes, I know, I cringed at paying 1999L$ for a jewelry set but don't complain about throwing thousands of L$ at shoes.   But I have a shoe thing, runs in the family.  You can also get singles or Bridal, Decadence or basic packs.   But really, it's shoes, you want all the colors.  As I say, "How many colors do I need of the shoes?"  "All Of Them".  All The Shoes Are Belong To Us.


They're for the Slink High feet, so that's probably the equivalent of a RL 140mm heel at least.  Supermodel shoes in RL.  Of course, in "tekki-wiki" SL, Supermodel is YOU.  Ha, I kill me.


But if you're really smart, and pay close attention to the vendors, what you'll do is get the COMBINED shoe/jewelry Deluxe WDP pack, which will only cost you 2999L$, a much better deal.  If only I had seen that vendor for that deal before I bought the separate packs.  I facepalmed.

SLURLS:

Erratic Main Store

Truth Hair

Sax Shepherd Main Store

Pink Fuel Main Store

Ikon eyes

Boudoir

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Berry's #secondlifeproblems Meme

Yes, yes, I could be actually blogging items I've bought, but I'm blogging another Strawberry Singh meme.  Okay, so I did buy the T-shirt, and the Truth Harmony hair, which has both a bun/updo and ponytail version, is a recent purchase, so that's something.  Now these are all jokes, so don't take them seriously:





The funny thing is, I've had a sweater, a dress and a hair color named for me. No skin or hair or gown yet, such shame as a fashionista... #secondlifeproblems  ;-)





 I should have done one that says:  "FATPACKS?  They're WILLOW packs darn it.  #oldbiefashionista"


 That's why I grep my logs, to help me remember things.  Thank goodness for grep and pity on the Windows users that don't have it. #linuxandOSXgoodness


And these meme pictures PROVE I'm crazy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Berry's Sartorialist Challenge Meme

Another Berry meme

 Meme Instructions: Travel the Second Life grid and find a resident whose avatar catches your eye. Ask their permission, take their picture and share the image with your readers. Their style credits are not necessary but you can share them if you like. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.



In other words like the Sartorialist does in RL.  I just so happened to run across, fashionista Connie Arida today.  Hey, don't look at me like that.  It's not Meme cheating to use a fashionista!  It really was by chance.  I run into fashionistas all the time, and if I didn't I would have IM'd one to run into, but I didn't...not this time.



Veronica Mesh Hair by Wasabi Pills
 Juliard Tee  - Birds by Le Primitif
 SecondSkin Yoga Pants  by Twisted Angels
Sashay Wedgies by Dressed by Lexi






Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Berry's SL Yearbook Smile Challenge

As I say, Berry Makes Me Blog, this time with a Yearbook style picture theme for her Monday Meme.   I imagine this is how "Ms. CC" would have looked in High School.  This is the kind of girl I wanted to be like when I was young. Preppy-feminine.  I'd have killed to look like this then.



  Sweater from Fashionably Dead, Skirt from Jane, tights from Izzie's, Flats from Ingenue, Glasses from Seburo, Hair is Sandy from Wasabi Pills, Skin is Pink Fuel Harley with the Rose lipstick (mouth version).  I went with Pink Fuel because I look younger with it.

I'd have preferred a classic black loafer but couldn't find a good one. Here's a full length shot of the outfit.






Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Greetings from Ms. CC

I am not usually much for sending Holiday Greetings in SL, but this year the passing of an SL friend (Mr. Whybrow) reminded me how much my SL friends mean to me.

As much as I love (and am known for) SL fashion and shopping, it wouldn't be enough to keep me in SL without all the People and Friends I have met over the years.

Fashionistas, Steampunks, everyone.   You've made my SL far far more enjoyable.

To you and yours, I wish the best this Holiday Season.

Ms. CC

Gratuitous pictures, it's what I do.

Taken at my home in St. John with my utterly primmy Fabulous fashionista christmas tree.  Dress is from Twelfth Night.





 Taken at my other home near what I call Beebo-land.  This dress is "The Perfect Gift" from Boudoir.  (I usually pick up a couple of their sexy holiday party dresses each year.)  Same tree in the corner of the picture, except it's larger..... large enough you can see the Star on top of it from the Duchess which is in the next sim south


 Whee!  Have a great Holiday Season everyone


Sunday, December 21, 2014

In Memory of Mr. Whybrow and his Shopgirl Valerie

Mr. Alastair Whybrow's of Caledon typist, has passed away in RL, of my most hated enemy.... cancer.  He and his shopgirl were amongst my friends.  We talked fairly often about numerous topics: music, art, Caledon, jewelry, building, shopping with shopgirls.  He made my Second Life a better place.

One time, Mr. Whybrow had made a formal parure and wanted my advice on "formal hair" for the necessary displays that the shopgirl would model for.  So I took the shopgirl shopping.





More pictures after the break