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.

Riding the Storms

Loovus
Loovus

It´s not about never having a storm inside us, but about learning to ride them well. 

Style Info

Fashionable dark glasses with paste frames in different color combinations. The glass itself is available in tan, black & gray.  The rims come in exotic colors to match the high heeled strappy sandals made for the Slink High Feet.  Two accessories to wear now until the end of summer.

Loovus – Kulinda Sunglasses & Manhats Heels.  The colors clockwise from upper left:  Marsala, Storm, Biscay, Marsala, Oak, Sage Glasses + Marsala Heels.  Many more colors are available at Sneak Peak August/September round until September 5th.  Fanatik – Rug. Apple Fall – Mirror. Aria – Stool. Dutchie –  Chair.  Erratic – Slip. Hair by Damselfly.

SMESH!
SMESH!

The truth is that deep inside we all  get stormy from time to time. 

A set of shiny silky separates.  Baggy pants gather at the low waist with a bow and side hardware. With ample pockets on the diagonal, the legs taper down.

A matching cropped trench jacket is worn over a slightly iridescent halter top.  You can wear the ensemble with or without the jacket depending on your local weather conditions :).

SMESH! – STORMY in black worn over the beige halter top that comes with the same set in Marsala. Both Colors are available at this Sneak Peak round until September 5th.

Riders on the Storm – The Doors

Nailing Treasures

Ever ´an Angel
Ever ´an Angel

Beauty will always be in the eye of the beholder, for despite evidence to the contrary, it is not really an exact science. We twist it and we bend it, pinch it, squeeze it  or caress it according to our very own version of reality.

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Style Info

Pic 1

A set of designed nails for you Slinks with an intriguing silhouetted horizon. The applier comes with 9 different colors all with a deep and light hue in the colors of a magnificent sunset. Ever ´An Angel Tone-Tropical Horizons Nails for Slinks. Exclusively available at Apply Me! until July 20th.  Lamb – Want You Hair.

Pic 2

A flowered necklace that doubles as a top. Worn in a deep green and paired with purple and textured bikini bottoms.  Zibska – Necklace + !!Smesh – Pink Mesh Bikini.  Hair by Lamb.

Kimbra – Goldmine