Posts Tagged ‘nomine’

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Love is Weird

February 13, 2012

THANK YOU, REZZIE!  Couldn’ta said it better myself.  Love is weird.  As hell.  So there you have it.  My Valentine’s Day post.  lol

Credits:

Tee | RezIpsa Loc – Love is Weird Tee
Mouth Conversation Heart | RezIpsa Loc – Heart Mouthie (True Love, Rare Gatcha Prize)
Hair | [e] Elikatira – Rush (Black 04)
Tattoos | Vestigium – Dead Ink (Dark, Sleeves)
Tattoo | Vestigium – Zodiac (Leo)
Skin | YS & YS – Desiree (With Love (Again) From… Hunt Gift)
Freckles | YS&YS -Freckles 3
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue)
Nails | RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly Nails (Onyx)
Finger Tape | Nomine – Taped Fingers 1
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jeans (Regular Wash)
Flats | fri.day – Basic Flats (Black)

Pose | Evolve – Valentine 6

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52 Weeks of Color Challenge, Part Deux – Patina

February 2, 2012

A patina is the accumulated changes in surface texture that occur over time.  This process is easily seen in cases like the Statue of Liberty, which display the characteristic green color that inspired this week’s challenge color.  Less obvious than the shiny copper to dull green-blue transition, anything can acquire a patina as it ages – your favorite antique rocking chair, the stone steps leading up to your house of worship, the heirloom lucky coin that you carry in your pocket and rub between your fingers.  I’ve been feeling more than a little worn around the edges and used up for the past couple of months and, though you can’t see it, my patina is changing.  Time alone takes its toll, add a little academic stress, career anxiety, emotional turmoil and all the other daily environmental factors that rub and grind and scrape at the surface (and deeper) and it’s clear to me that my shiny exterior has been dulled and colored.  But I keep reminding myself of the grandeur that our lady liberty now possesses because of her patina and it keeps me moving forward, looking ahead to the day I find myself swathed in a new shade of me.

Wow.  Got a little more than you planned on there, huh??  On to the good stuff:

RezIpsa Loc has, once again, created a handful of perfect items with the 52WOC challengers in mind, the amazing cracked tattoo layer that inspired this post is from the delightfully dark Nomine and the talented Photos Nikolaidis made the startling and gorgeous eyes I’m wearing.

Credits:

Sweater | RezIpsa Loc – Cowl-Neck Sweater (Patina)
Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Raven)
Hair | Tiny Bird – Nantes (Light Black)
Skin | Glam Affair – Linn (Light, Primavira D Makeup)
Tattoo | Nomine – Papillon Makeup (Cracked Tattoo, Black)
Nails | RezIpsa Loc – Sparkly Nails (Onyx)
Ring | R.icielli – Antique Gold Butterfly Skull Ring
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Resurrection Eyes (Lt. Teal)
Lashes (Tattoo) | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Lashes (Prim) | LeLutka – 2011 Lashes

Pose | aDORKable Poses – Chill Dork Pack  (Chill 9m)

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LOTD

January 9, 2012

I should be working on a coral outfit for the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, but instead…

Muffy McG says, “Wheeee, mesh!”  (Don’t ask, lol.)

Credits:

Jacket | Jane – MESH Barn Jacket (Cider Mill – Graphite)
Top | fri.day – Vneck Capsleeve Tee (Red)
Pants | fri.day – Trousers (White)
Heels | fri.day – Basic Pumps (Red)
Hair | [e] Elikatira – Rush (Black 04)
Skin | Nomine – Papillon (China – Cool Leatherette)
Tattoo | Aitui – Love is Blind
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Tableau Lashes (Free)

Pose | Beetlebones – Who’s Yer Genie 3 (With Love (again) From… Hunt item)

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Shadows and Mesh

January 4, 2012

I’ve been playing with shadow settings in Firestorm lately.  And windlight settings.  And projector settings.  And local lights settings.  And and and.  AND I keep getting… lackluster results.  Anyway, I’ll keep playing.  And you’ll keep being subjected to my attempts and brilliance.  (Ha!  Funneh, I know!)

But speaking of brilliant…  Ely Eilde has been playing with mesh.  Which makes me happy in my pants.  This sweater dress has been out for a little while now, but I hadn’t had a chance to take a pic of it yet.  I have NO idea how I ended up with a shot from behind, but…  that’s what we’ve got.

 

Credits:

Dress | *elymode* – Annette Sweater Dress (Black/Pink)
Hair | [e] Elikatira – Rush (Black 04)
Boots | Gos – Curvaceous Boots (Black)
Skin | Nomine – Papillon China (Deadly Wormwood)
Finger Tape | Nomine – Taped Fingers 1

Pose | (pda) – The Same Thing (for Collabor88)

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A Minted Birdsong

January 4, 2012

Hey, lookie here, my first post of the new year.  Sorry there wasn’t more fanfare to be had, but school and the holidays and vacation and whatnot were a little overwhelming.  Anyhoo, I finally got back into SL and took a look at my overflowing inventory and various group notices and put a little something together.  (RED)MINT has an edgy little pink hairstyle out as their group gift and I put it together with some cute new pieces from A BirdSong and some favs from Nomine.

 

Credits:

Hair | (RED)MINT – Hair No.18 (F – Group Gift 1.12)
Top | A BirdSong – White Twist Top 1 (White)
Jeans | A BirdSong – Leopard Strip 3/4 (Blue)
Belt | Eden – Studded Belt (White)
Prim Feet | SLink – Jolie Pied Barefeet (Medium)
Skin | Nomine – Papillon China (Cool Leatherette)
Finger Tape | Nomine – Taped Fingers 1
Tattoo | Aitui – Love is Blind (for Collabor88)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Tableau Lashes (FREE)
Piercings | [Buried] – Basic Piercings (AntiEyebrow, Monroe, Snakebites)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue)

Pose | (pda) – New Orthophony (for Collabor88)

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Comfortable in Your Own Skin

December 16, 2011

So there’s been quite a buzz today about Anya Ohmai’s exclusive Collabor88 fox scarf.  Personally, I think it’s adorable and I snatched it up the moment I saw it, but it turns out there are some people out there in the metaverse who feel that this sort of item, bought and sold in Second Life, promotes animal cruelty (and somehow racism) in our real lives.  Generally speaking, SL drama doesn’t touch me, aside from the chuckles I get when reading my Plurk timeline.  But this topic struck me… differently today.  (Don’t get me wrong, I think this is the most ridiculous thing to be upset about and I’m rolling my eyes pretty hard at the people complaining about it, but it did get me thinking.)

How far will I take my RL views into SL?  I’ve evolved to a place in my second life that Chloe is pretty much me.  Chloe dresses like me, she’s as antisocial as I am, her wit is dry enough that most people don’t get her quiet jokes, she remains aloof and scoffs at the masses, but secretly envies those who seem to have a network of friends around them.  My RL info in my SL profile states: To say that RL and SL don’t mix is a preposterous idea.  My thoughts and my feelings are all real behind the pixels.  I care about the people in my SL and yeah, of course they affect my RL mood and thoughts.  But where does one cross that line?  You’re an animal activist in RL, so you won’t wear, and protest against, a digital fox scarf?  If you’re that dedicated, then I either admire your passion or am saddened by your ignorance.  I know, I know, harsh right?  But I’m comfortable saying that.  To you, to the interwebz, to anyone.  Because that’s part of who I am in RL and SL.  I try to remember my mantra of “Honest but Gentle,” but it often gets pushed aside by my smart mouth and condescending tone.  Anyway, I guess what I’m getting at is that I’m comfortable in my own skin and will be true to myself in pixels or in the flesh, but I know where the line exists between fantasy and reality.

So for tonight, I’ll pay homage to the poor, sweet arctic fox and his sacrifice for fashion.  Comfortable as it is, I’m giving up my skin for him.

Credits:

Skin | Nomine – Raw Skin
Stole | Ohmai for Collabor88 – A Lil’ Foxy (Arctic Fox)
Hair | Elikatira – Rhythm (Black 04)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue)

Pose | Juxtapose – Brrrr… 5

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Love is Blind

December 15, 2011

LOTD

Credits: (Will update with more details, can’t get into SL atm, sorry!)

Hoodie | Nomine
Hair | Elikatira
Skin | Illusory
Freckles | Illusory
Eyes | Vision by A:S:S
Finger Tape | Nomine
Makeup | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Makeup | Glamorize
Tattoo | Aitui

Pose | Marukin

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Nomine Magpie Skin and a TOSL

July 17, 2011

Oooooh!  Newness!

Munchflower Zaius has just released her new Magpie skins at Nomine and they are absolutely lovely.  They still have that Nomine feel to them, but she’s redone a lot of the shading and redrawn the lips completely.  The larger packs (that I had to buy, I couldn’t pass it up!) have makeup, cleavage and teeth/no teeth options included, while the small packs feature one skin and the associated options.  I had to have the sexy Carbon makeups for the China skintone, and I’m wearing the “light” version with my ever-present Cheap Makeup lashes.

The layered tops are from Acid & Mala and are featured in Week 55 of A Taste of SL (follow the link for info on this weekly event).  Once I got the prims adjusted (I swear I’m putting Chloe on a diet!) I was able to take a look at all the great details on these shirts.  My absolute favorite was the shadow baked into the prim tie for the halter top.  Soooo cute!

Annnnd, my hair!  The Hair Fair is over now, but I sneaked in on the last day and grabbed one of Lamb’s short styles.  All of the styles you saw at the fair should be in each designer’s main stores now, so don’t worry if you didn’t make it in time.

Credits:

Skin | Nomine – Magpie Skin (China – Carbon Light with Black Brow Tinter Tattoo)
Hair | Lamb – Boyfriend (Ink)
Shirts | Acid & Mala – Double Layer Top (Ruby Red)
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jean (Regular Wash, Skinny Fit)
Heels | SLink – Tiger Heels (Red)
Eyes | Vision, Eyes by A:S:S – Heterochromia Eyes (Blue)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1

Pose | XOXO Ania / Elymode – Casual Stand

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52 Weeks of Color – Ruby, My Friends

June 6, 2011

 

 

Credits:

Dress | Wretched Dollies – Gothic Valentine Dress
Hair | Hazzard – Arrair (Black)
Boots | Gos – Curvaceous Boot
Skin | Nomine – Peach Dollskin Plain (Clean)
Makeup | (red)Mint – Frost (No. 03)
Eyes | Glam Affair – Stella Eyes (03)
Blood | Reichmann Industries LLC – Bloody Hands
Straight Razor | Catnip – Sweeney Todd Slicer

Pose | ImpEle – Gunslinger (07, modified)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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52 Weeks of Color – Black

February 10, 2011

Mmmmmmm, black.  I flipped through the Flickr group a little bit and noticed that a lot of people are doing something theatrical and dark this week.  Blame it on Black Swan, maybe, I don’t know.  But for me, black is my color.  Black is comfort.  Black is safe.  Black is neutral, non-judgmental, constant…   Black is not a dramatic or fearful color for me.  Black is me.  It makes me feel safe and warm, not menaced and alone and mentally unstable (another Black Swan reference, sorry).  So for this week I wore a super soft tank from Jane and my Decoy jeans with the gorgeous, sexy, fantastic new Curvaceous boots from Gos.   *droolpantlickfaint*

I ended up finding myself at rainy Innsmouth, which added another level of contentment to the night.  There’s something about the clouds and raindrops that make the world smaller, less intimidating.  So despite the ruined town, the sea and the rain left me in a somber yet comforted mood.

Credits:

Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Charcoal)
Jeans | Decoy – Inferno 88 (Charcoal)
Boots | Gos – Curvaceous (Black)
Skin | Nomine – Dollskin (Peach)
Hair | Lamb – DIY Haircut (Ink)
Necklace | Fusion – Wing Charm Necklace

Poses | Exposeur – Not Myself Tonight 1 & 5
Just a Pose – Simply Hippy (ONJ on the Radio)

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