Doves Did Cry

VM Jumpsuit

´99 came and went and his funk would never end,

Not his tragedies nor his wake, can obscure his purple ways.

Gizza Peony

When Doves Cry – Quinton Tarver (R.I.P )Love

Style Info

Pic 1

A jumpsuit with a late 70s inspiration. Skinny pants and a triangle halter top connected through several strips of fabric, both vertical and horizontal.  The outfit is available in two different fabric options: solid (left) and fish scale (right) but both come with a fully customizable color change hud that allows you to be very specific in terms of choosing the exact hue.

Vero Modero – Dance Jumpsuit. . Shi – Jewelry. Lowen – Booties @ Très Chic.  Hair by Truth @The Epiphany. Ariskea – Lamps.

Pic 2

Leather cigarette pants sitting on the low waist and a halter half top. Three belts with metal hardware holds it together around the back and front.  The pants have a semi transparent skirt tail that hangs low on the back.  The outfit is available in several leather colors and is part of a collaboration between Gizza and Glamistry. Both items designed to work together but sold separately.

In the picture the leather booties, lined in a thin layer of sheepskin, look monochromatic as it is the look I personally prefer but they  come with a color change HUD that, as usual, allows you to change the textures of the different shoe parts including the hardware. They have a platform, two straps that buckle on the side echoing the outfit, plus a stiletto heel that I would only dare to wear in SL.  I keep thinking I should plant some flowers on my RL Jimmy Choo booties. What was I thinking??????  So glad I can wear whatever I like in the safety of SL!  

Gizza – Peony Outfit in Camel.  Glamistry Peony Heels. All Jewelry by Luxe.

Sage

Valentina Juliette IV

Whispered something in your ear

a perverted thing to say

Valentina Flora II

but I said it anyway

Made you smile & Look away

(From the song below)

JB Daria IV

Cigarettes After Sex – Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby

Style Info

Pic 1

I got this dress a while ago but never got around to wear it. I was quite impressed with the intricacy of details in the fabric. The dress is cut just above the knee, the top is open and semi transparent along the neckline. It ties around the waist with a beautiful dark ribbon. Date worthy.

Valentina – Juliette Dress in Teal.  7891 – Ring and Bracelet. Hair by Lelutka.

Pic 2

A lady like dress. Sleeveless, it has a round neckline and is cut close to the body on top and then opens out and back in to follow the contours of those curves.

The dress has two layers – one below in a solid color and the diaphanous embroidered one that goes on top. Wearing it is optional. The solid under-dress is available in several colors. The top layer gives all of them a different contrasting effect. The perfect garden party dress.

Valentina – Flora Dress in Spring.  Modern Couture – Neckpiece. Both Available @ON9.  Real Evil – Ring. Hair by Diva.

Pic 3

Another dress that made me fall in love with it instantly. This time it´s a gown that clings to your body like a second skin and is full of intricate details.

Not only is it detailed on the fluid Jersey like texture itself but also on the neckpiece that goes around both the front and the back. The big stone on front has a HUD so you can change the color of it as well as the metal wiring around the neck. I love the name of the brand too! A formal gown that can also we used for role-play because of it´s mysterious aura.

Just Because – Daria Gown in Arctic. LUXE – Rings. Hair by Lelutka.

Deep Cherry

Vero Modero Rita

One of my SL sisters, Sakira Mirabella from !!Smesh only holds around 15K items in her inventory – something which I find particularly outstanding for a Designer.  In contrast, my own SL inventory has once again reached monumental and unmanageable proportions, almost like the virtual reflection of my RL. In both lives it has become increasingly difficult to find things and it´s once again time for a cleanup but this time a major one, one that will go deep, deep, deep into the crevices and dark corners of my past.

Accepting that since I retired from SL modeling I have been exclusively wearing mesh bodies and heads is making the process simpler at least in this life. I simply must get rid of old system layer clothing and make-up that I´ve collected for the past 5 years. So I began the slow process of going through each item, in some cases just to make sure and in others to take a little trip down memory lane.

So far I managed to delete items of clothing as well as complete saved outfits from summer (I have items classified by season) of 2009, 2010 and 2011. I was amazed at the stuff we used back then, but even more amazed at how designers managed to make such intricate articles of clothing with perhaps very basic tools but very keen attention to detail. I miss that.

From those early years of my SL life, several special brands and creators stood out for me in particular:  The Master Painter Series of Lady Thera,the urban sophistication of  Anubis Harturian, the sensual look and feel of Boudoir,the freshness of Très Jolie and long robes from Digit Darkness.

I found myself thinking that I would still wear some of these items if I had the mesh body versions or if I used mesh body friendly body suits to complement them, but then again I needed to remind myself that this was after all an exercise in reduction and a process of elimination, something I achieved with (admitted) difficulty.

I realized that I had become attached to some of these pieces not only because they were beautiful but because of the memories they evoked; the days when I could move freely around SL with very little lag, minimal technological complications and the feeling that I was discovering a vast new world while looking at everything as if for the first time.

Most challenging of all was getting rid of my Lady Thera´s and Anubis items, because these two great designers were my first two sponsors in SL. I will be forever grateful to them for this and for their friendship.

Is it worth it? I think so. Just summer 2010 reduced 1,442 items from my inventory. I just can´t keep it all,  nor wear it all, but I do know some do. How about you? Please let us know!

Vero Modero Truth or Dare

Duke Dumont – I Got U. ft. Jax Jones

Style Info

Pic 1

Draped asymmetrical dress in a satin jersey texture.  It actually combines the best of the old days and today´s technology by way of the addition of traditional prim parts on the sleeves ( shown) and on the long skirt and train that moves with old times sinuosity which I decided to go without for a more informal look.

Vero Modero – Rita Dress. Moondance Boutique – Kevay Chandelier earrings. Chic Chica – Mules.

Pic 2

Mesh strapless dress with a ballerina flare from the waist out and prim feather sleeves.  It also comes with a long skirt and train that you can choose to wear to make it more formal depending on the occasion.

Vero Modero – Truth or Dare. Lode – Flowers.

All poses in this story by VITALIS ANIMATUM.