Monthly Archives: June 2012

I´ll give you my numbers but don´t call me, not even maybe.

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Last year i missed this challenge/meme  What’s your digits? altogether since i wasn´t blogging at all and i never got around to post on the SLU thread with the same title and i wasn´t even on Flickr then, but i found this challenge super fun and interesting, this year thanks to Strawberry Singh again, it´s back and with some extra details What’s Your Digits? – Take 2: The Mesh Revolution!.

So here it is, or better here are my numbers, my digits, my measures, yep i am that small, i´m about 1.70 meters, my real life height, i became this small half way thru 2008 when trying to add a more realistic size to my avatar, she also went thru a facial change, that i´ve kept with slight changes whenever i did a major skin change, but since i´ve been using Mynerva, for about a year and half now, I haven´t touched the face sliders at all.

This is my personal shape that i keep several copies about spread thru my inventory in case it goes all bonkers and LL decides i should not need it someday, and deletes it by mistake. I do mess with copies of it a lot, every time i wear a mesh item i adjust it to the mesh in the size that sort of fits it more overall, so my look doesn´t  change dramatically.

So here it is folks, let´s see how much this changes maybe next year if the challenge pops up again.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Kummi
Bikini: Artilleri – Renee bikini
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

poses by fri.day and Avatar Ruler by The Golden Oriole

Pose me in blocks and colours

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A few days ago i saw the notice on plurk that this cube colourful wall by Bent. was available at The Retreat event , I´m also on the shops group, and by 250L  i´ve been receiving all the releases tru the group, and as soon has a grabbed it i ran off to my platform to play with the poses, it was a cute colourful wall with 10 poses and me being me i had to rezz a bunch and totally deconstruct it, see i´m the worst kind of costumer, if you put something in my hands that is mod, i will totally poke it and end up using in ways you hadn´t imagined.

So after much poking and fiddling with poses by rotating the position moving it to hell and back i took this pic, and also asked the shop owner, the lovely Catherine Fairport over on plurk if she was considering doing a blank/white version of the wall since this one was mod, that we could recolour ourselves, because i´m a pain in the ass like that. The next day there it was a new version of the wall now in cube form and all white and mod perfect for people like me who love bugging creators.

Today i finally had time to play with it and you will see by my second pic an example of what you can do with it, of course the possibilities are endless and you can find it for sale here, for a very good price until sunday.

Oh and by the way what more appropriate to start the weekend with some cute basic tops by fri.day, (yes they are doing mesh also now, and i can´t wait to see what else they have up for new releases soon).

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair1: Wasabi Pills - Anais
Hair2: Wasabi Pills - Matchgirl (Fairy Tales in 2012) 
Jeans: Maitreya - Flare Jeans
Top1: fri.day – Soft.Cami
Top2: fri.day - Tank (note all tops are one colour only, i was just messing about with montages)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Funky Color Block Prop (The Retreat)  and Le Cube Prop by Bent.

Fluidity

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As we get closer to Friday  Fluid´s first edition is coming to an end, but the second one is about to start, and the theme this time is “That’s Risque”, and subdivided in 3 different categories: Burlesque, S&M, and Voyeurism & Exhibitionist. Here i am showing one of the items still available from the current edition, this super funny (as usual) and really well done mesh tentacles from Weather! or not?, as usual we get an awesome pose prop, but also a decoration item, all in mesh and with a very low land impact.

More new things i wanted to show of, are these gorgeous new LeLutka hair, and the in whites makeup from Pim me down i grabbed at Zombie Popcorn, I hope we get to see more whites from them.

For more from Fluid check out the The Ego Co. blog and what my fellow bloggers are up too, see you all later and let´s add some fluidity to our SL.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: The Plastik - Ataciara-Elven-Muted-Cleavage-Cumulus-Hominid
Eyes: Damien Fate – FATEeyes
Hair: LeLutka – Cheryl
Top: Evie´s Closet - Nymph Top (parts of the Lumina Nymph – Aerie Edition)
Nautilus Shell – Panda Express – Nautilus Silver
Makeup: Pin me Down – Whites 7 (Zombie Popcorn)
Makeup: Pin me Down – Whites 1 (Zombie Popcorn)

First Pose by Del May Tentacles and last pose by Weather! or not? - A Mighty Big Tentacle(Fluid)

Maidens and tiaras

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Following up on Fairy Tales in 2012, an amazing event that will last until the 8th, and my inspiration for some talking one women´s roles in the stories, today i bring you maidens and tiaras, and talk a bit more about virginity, princesses, and the evolution of it all to modern times. Please notice i´m of course no expert in folklore, i just read a bit about it and have a general interest on it.

Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Princess Diana

What does being a princess actually mean? Today´s concept is certainly very different then what we saw on fairy tales, in those the young maiden had to prove she was princess/queen material, by either being kind, generous, smart, or simply just beautiful, sometimes they are disobedient, and for that they always pay a price, that is until they regret doing it, they are all very similar characters without much personality, and even the story revolving around them, they simply disappear as soon as the prince comes in and their story ends, we never see them become queens, they are always pure virgin maidens, until that is gone and their story abruptly ends.

Todays concept of princess is a lot different, Disney had a great impact on it of course, today´s princesses aren´t expected to have an actual royal bloodline or even scrub floors, not when the term is used as an insult sometimes , it means high maintenance, expensive clothes and jewelry, and (sighs) tiaras.

It seems all the little girls stopped dreaming about being princesses and started acting like them in the worst possible sense.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley - Elaine  (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth Hair – Bella
Dress: Baiastice – Lily (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Dunny by Art Dummy - once. (Fairy Tales in 2012)

Pose by label motion – Athens Desire (Fairy Tales in 2012)

Queens without Kings

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Since Fairy Tales in 2012  opened last friday I´ve been taking pics and working on a series of blog posts about women’s roles in traditional fairy tales, i first approached Little Riding Hood as an example of a story that had an evolution of empowerment to it´s main character, today i ramble on a specific role, also often seen in fairy tales, and talk a bit more about power.

Women with power in fairy tales are what i usually call the Queens without Kings, they are powerful women, but they gained that power by either fooling good men into marriage or simply killing their king, they are witches, sorcerers, they are pure evil, driven only by jealousy of younger and prettier women, either for themselves as in snow white or for their own blood children as seen in Cinderella. They have no grey area, are pure evil incarnated.

And yet they old power, they have men under their command, they rule kingdoms alone. This is another example of how in modern times these sort of character evolved in a more empowering way, they became in modern times symbols of power, even if still evil they are not pure evil, there are reasons behind that evil.

An amazing example is what we see in shows as for example Once Upon a Time, where Regina, the symbol of all these Queens without Kings is given layers and layers of complexity, there are reasons behind her anger to Snow White, at first a lost love, and later the need for revenge, and gaining of power, something women in fairy tales hardly have at all.

Today these women are looked at differently by modern views, the stereotype of the evil step mum slowly disappears, they fight for power along their male evil counterparts seen in the same light as equals, and finally we have reasons for their actions, and they come become some of the most relatable characters, with complex emotions and ambitions.

I´ll slowly keep talking about roles until the 8th when the event ends, I really do wish i could tackle also all the male stereotypes in fairy tales, but alas time is short, and i fail miserable at incarnating male characters, for that i am sorry, have a great start of the week everyone, let´s enjoy the magic from long times past, and bring it to the future.

Outfit1:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley - Nuala (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Princess (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Dress: Kyoot – La Reine Noire Cocktail Dress (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Crown: Kyoot – La Couronne de la Reine Noire Crown (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Boudoir Mules
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Outfit2:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley - Snow White (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Matchgirl (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Dress: Tee*fy - Adelaide V-neck Romper (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Boudoir Mules
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Pose in first picture from animated apple (old hunt object) Pose on second picture by label motion – Ladies Daydream (Fairy Tales in 2012)

I always get a little sad…

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When a great events ends, and today is the last day of CHIC² the event celebrating the second anniversary of CHIC Management, which over the past two years have brought us such amazing events as Back to Black,Culture Shock, Vintage Fair (which will happen not so long from now) and a bunch more including some of the best hunts in the grid, since the event ends today there are still a few hours to do some last minute shopping, and so today i say goodbye to a great event and bring you some of my favorite items for it.

Everyone have a wonderful peaceful sunday, filled with resting and shopping.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley - Nuala (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Princess (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Dress: Geometry – Chic (CHIC²)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Boudoir Mules
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer -  Eden Sun Pendant (CHIC²)

Furniture by Post and poses by Long Awkward Pose

Princess Crocodile

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Is the name of the tune, and it´s perfect for this video Sha did for me with a collection of some of my pics during this year,  and the many looks of Ely and the way i´ve seen it all in a way. So here it is to changing the way we see things in this case thru photography.

Thank you very much Sha for this wonderful present.

Red Riding

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I´ve taken the opportunity that Fairy Tales in 2012 started yesterday and will remain open until July the 8th, to talk a little about Fairy Tales, and women´s roles in it, starting with Little Red Ridding Hood, as an example of the violence in it and of the Tale as a cautionary one.

When first published in print by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697 this story was finally brought from oral tradition into paper, the red hood or cap are leftovers of the mentioning of blood in the previous versions, the ending in Perrault is also closer to the original one, one of death and violence, where all little girls who stray from paths suffer danger.

And here we have so many angles to the story a tale of warning told to children, that you shouldn´t tsray of the path and roads, and enter woods alone (one of the biggest symbols for the unknown and unfamiliar), that you shouldn´t talk to strangers, (in this case the big bad wolf, reminiscent of Loki in the dialogue and a trickster himself).

But many also view the story as a symbol of sexual awakening, and loss of virginity, while we see Little red as a little girl, a long time ago little girls where not little for long, while in the oldest versions of the tale make her a victim her story is later changed as a smart child, who tho reckless for venturing in the woods alone, was smart to see thru the wolf´s diguise, and call out for help, turning the whole idea of the trickster dialogue around, where the wolf is not telling lies to cove his identity, but simply answering her questions, and while doing so is tricked by he in outing himself, of all characters in fairy tales, at least female ones, Red gains more insight and depth as a character thru time, going from a small disobedient child who gets herself killed for being disobedient, to a smart little girl who is foolish but smart to call out for help, to modern times where it´s usually replaced by a strong woman capable to defend her ground, or to even an over sexualized hunter of wolfs.

For years we were told don´t step out of the path and be careful of strange men, today Red Riding can very much walk wherever she wishes, the wolfs are still out there of course, and violence still happens everyday, except women these days learn to be careful from other sources, while blood is still red.

All of this to bring you an amazing new event, where SL creators create their own vision of the symbols of these Fairy tales, and it´s refreshing to see that in a world as SL where women are the main shoppers, the more depicted characters are female ones, in ways that today are quite far from their original ones.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley - Snow White (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Exile – Lady in Red (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Top: Glam Affair - Lisa (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Pants: Tableau Vivant – Shindig Pants (COLLABOR88)
Undertop: Miamai – Nene Red (CHIC²)
Sandals: lassitude & ennui - Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss

Pose by label motion – Fugitive (Fairy Tales in 2012)

ETA: I decide to add one of my favourite Illustraction of this story:

Little Red Riding Hood begins to suspect something. Illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for ‘Les Contes de Perrault’, 1867.

Brains…

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Is what will be happening at [NN] City today  a new kind of hunt will have you running for the hills, or run down the hills shooting at zombies rather.

This is such a new and funny concept for a hunt, the idea is to shoot zombies and get a score as high as possible, and also avoid zombie bites, because those will lower your overall score, all you have to do is tp in grab a Body Count HUD and a free gun that comes with it, then at the special events vendors you can buy the hunt prizes with your score point.

From the hunt i bring you one of the shops offering prizes for points, which is Discord Designs the two hairstyles here will be available to trade in for points, so time to start shooting zombies.

Also something else i grabbed this week was another dollarbie from The Plastik, every now and then we get this super cool gift and it´s where i grabbed the tops i´m wearing, in the meanwhile for another event that i have never blogged which is Stumblebum. Everyone have a good weekend and good hunting.

ETA: The event starts today and will last all weekend until the 25th.

Zombie Ely:
Shape: mine
Skin: Skin: Lara Hurley - Snow White
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Discord Designs- Mackenzie
Hairbase: Discord Designs - Skunk Hairbase
Jeans: Maitreya Flare Jeans
Top: The Plastik – Kuhra-J-Tank-Noir/Toxic
Makeup: AQ face tattoo  - Undead
Makeup: Death.inc - nails screem tattoo

Alive Ely:
Shape: mine
Skin: Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Discord Designs- Stampede
Hairbase: Discord Designs - Skunk Hairbase
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans
Top: The Plastik - Kuhra-J-Tunic-ChristoTeal
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss

Pose by Glitterati  – Keep calm and fight in the street(Stumblebum)

Four times the trouble

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Today i´m cloning Ely to bring you dresses and new shoes, I´ll start with the shoes, these are the new release from lassitude and ennui, the shop i mentioned in my earlier blog post this week, on the shops that i like feature, and i will try to feature the sandals in more detail later, because i am totally  in love with them. They come in several colors, the colour you buy is basically for the sole, since the straps are colour changeable and so are the buttons on them, so here i am wearing the red soles with orange straps and golden buttons, that go very well with this mix of warm toned Bilo dresses.

Now the dresses i´m wearing here 4 different ones from Bilo, 3 of them new release, and one available at CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, that is ending soon, more specifically on the 24th so hurry up people still a couple of days left for shopping.

I´ve been wearing Bilo since i started blogging, it´s defenitly one of my favourite original brands in SL and i was so happy to see them at CHIC², and for seeing so many releases in the past couple of weeks.

Another thing worth mentioning id the pose on the pic, i´ve been cloning Ely for group shots since i don´t have any alts in SL, and this Glitterati pose was way to fun not too use, and is part of the contents of Glitterati´s samples for  My Second Box, a surprisingly fresh new concept, you join their inworld group every month and pay 300L for those months samples, that will be sent to group by five different stores, and seeing by this months samples is well worth joining.

Later on we will talk about many things, from Zombies to fairy tales, and a little also about women. So stay tuned folks and remember that it´s Friday.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Elikatira - Indulge
Dresses: Bilo: from left to right, Amira,  Tallulah (CHIC²), Rania, Reema
Necklace: Ingenue – Elements (Fifty Linden Friday)
Sandals: lassitude & ennui - Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss

Group pose by Glitterati (My Second Box)