Today I’m wearing what I amusingly call hooker couture. When I was pondering a title for today’s post I was reminded of the song by Salt-n-Peppa. It seems slut shaming has because a pastime in the SL Plurk community. Also on another level the judgement of people’s RL relationship status vs their SL relationship status. As a wise friend said, most of it is because of the lack of peen we have in the community. How dare a woman have more than one peen or any peen in SL? How dare a woman have SL peen and RL peen? But if there is more than one hen sharing a rooster we’re all supposed to STFU and leave it be. Ah well, just something to ponder in our wonderful community.
I’m not up to doing a lot of writing today so it will be short and sweet.
There is a new blogger challenge that started last week called 50 Shades of Sexy. Now this is a long term blogger challenge I can pretty much keep up with. Yeah so I’m a wee bit behind already but I will get caught up this week. Its an easy challenge because I have tons and tons of lingerie. Also with Lolas Tango’s becoming popular alot of… whats the word I’m looking for here? lets go with… non trashy lingerie stores are offering tango appliers with their new releases. They are also going back to some old releases and adding appliers. Because, you know, lingerie never goes out of style. Its one of the few things that people are not throwing out their texture layers to replace with mesh.
I love jeans, both in RL and SL. I have my favorite clothing layer jeans that I don’t think will ever give up. But mesh jeans haven’t worked out too well for me except for a couple of brands. Both styles are flairs. I have had a terrible problem with skinny jeans. My 2 main issues were 1) HUGE gap between the legs. 2) The thighs were way too skinny for my taste. I think I have come to terms with the fact that, for the foreseeable future I will never have the same luscious thighs in mesh that I am accustomed to in clothing layers. Now the mission is to find the skinny jeans that I can live with. The good news is I think I found them.
Scrub is at this year’s Vintage Fair and one of their exclusive items, is the Geisha nail and ring set. I picked it up because I figured it would give me a chance to do a gothy type look. The set comes with a HUD where you set the hand size and can turn the ring off or on, for each hand individually or both at the same time.
A few months ago I got the shock of my life when I was given the opportunity to participate in an article in Solitude Magazine about Second Life. Solitude Magazine is an Australian alternative fashion type magazine . I submitted two pictures.
The main picture.
The little side pic for filler.
If you haven’t been to Fantasy Faire 2012, benefiting Relay for Life, you should because tomorrow is the last day. For our final posts coverning Fantasy Faire, Sal and I are covering the magnificent fantasy wear from House of Rfyre and some cute and deadly role-play toys from Solarium. Sal has a more detailed post on the Solarium role-play toys for combat on his blog Second Life Roleplay. But I do want to mention 2 items from Solarium because I think they are pretty and cute.
If you want to make a grand entrance (or exit) the Sakura Dash HUD (one of the RFL donation items) is prefect. It generates swirls of sakura leaves.
There are only two stores that I jump for joy when I see there are new mesh releases. If you read my previous posts you know that Coldlogic is one of those stores. I have confidence in the brand and the quality of clothes. Enough confidence that I know I can buy without a demo. That is saying alot, if you’ve read my many rants on mesh “standard sizing”. Their latest release includes the May capri pants. May comes in several bright spring colors and has a soft pin stripe. I paired May with the previous release, the Tebbets tank top. As usual with Coldlogic both pieces come with several different texturing and color options to chose.
Sometimes the concept for an outfit starts with the accessories. In this case, the Wasabi Pills Lola hair in conjuction with the Mandala tuekmono mesh earrings (available at TDR until Thursday), made me think of the song Around the Way Girl and the look that can go with being an “around the way girl”. I grabbed this outfit called Head Check from AlterEgo which is a new store for me, and they have some pretty cute outfits.
Over the past weeks a few things have happened that made me toy with the idea of taking a different direction in my usual style. I’ve been blogging fashion for almost 4 years. In the past 2 I’ve tried to gravitate toward a style that was more “acceptable” in the mainstream fashion community. As mesh fashion becomes more and more popular, I find that I’m giving up more of what I like and what is Lourdes in order to fit in. So, I’m taking a step away from all that and taking a detour. I’m going to experiment in a different style.
Don’t get me wrong I love mesh; hair, shoes, eyes, lashes and various accessories. When it comes to clothes, I’ll be far more discriminating. After all we wear the clothes, the clothes shouldn’t wear us.