Cause you’re a hard soul to save
With an ocean in the way
But I’ll get around it
I’ll get around it
Before someone brings it up, yes, I’m blogging the same hair 2 posts in a row. LOL. I love it to much I dun wanna take it offfffff! Seriously… Sabina (creator of Magika) has outdone herself this time. It’s super-adorable… and I might wear it around for a long while.
Now then… *coughs and composes herself* Happy Easter, readers! I know I got the best Easter present EVER this afternoon… I got up and went to eat brunch with my family, and when I got back and looked at my dashboard, I saw that 60 of you had viewed my blog just today! For someone who normally has a small readership, I about fell out my chair! *Giggles* Personally, I would just like to say thank you, to those who take the time to read my ramblings, and I really hope you get something from them. When I write about issues and situations in my RL and SL, it’s definitely a way to gain closure… but if I can stop one person from making the same mistakes that I have, then it will be a good day.
I was asked a few days ago if I kept a journal or a diary… honestly, this is my journal. It’s public for all of you to see… but I really don’t mind. If I had issues with the general public seeing what was going on, then I have the brain cells to know not to write it. Lol.
Gah! The song I’m listening to while I’m blogging makes me really miss being able to sing. I used to be one of those kids… Madrigal Honor Choir, etc etc etc… and then, my first year of college, my immune system decided to say “Fuck you,” and I got Bronchitis 3 times in a year and a half… the first time of which, because I didn’t know what it was, it actually became Pneumonia, because I didn’t get it diagnosed in time. I tell you what… Viral Pneumonia is a bitch! But anyway, they say it takes 6 years to fully recover your vocal range after you get Bronchitis once… and I’ve had it three times. I’m fucked.
Used to range from a first soprano (the high-pitched, squeaky people… for those of you not musically inclined) down to second tenor (the middle range of a MALE’S vocals)… yeah, I had a broad range. Damn, I miss it.
Anyway, today’s styling is inspired by the recent Penumbra casting (congrats to those of you who made the final round, by the way! I saw some amazing styling!) I’m currently working on the Coordination side of Fashion Week, so I definitely didn’t try to cast in as a model at this time, but if I would’ve tried, I believe this would be close to my interpretation of the theme: Minimalist Spring.
Minimalist. That word HAUNTS me. Seriously.
During one of my graduation exams… Catskillz, to be exact… I had to tackle my first Designer Inspiration theme. I’d never done one before, and I had NO idea what I was doing… but I was also too scared of looking like a noob if I asked questions about the assignment. I had no idea about RL runway shows, really… so I didn’t know if the lack of jewelry and simple hair was the designer’s aesthetic, or if it was just standard… I was also horrible at independent research at that time. So I walked out there (this was the last of 3 stylings… so you’d expect some kind of ‘wow’ factor, right?)… literally… in a LivGlam outfit that I loved and was proud of… a tanktop and leggings with some mixed patterns… no jewelry… hair in a slicked back bun or something similar to that… and plain black pumps. I did my walk… which was fine… I can hit a mark like nobody’s business when I’m paying attention and not multi-tasking… and then I stopped at the end to receive my overall critique.
I was being judged by SD Damiano… the head of the academy…. as well as Diana Balhaus… one of my instructors. The first comment out of Diana’s mouth, “I can see that you’re a minimalist…”
Noooooooo. I’m sooooo nooooot. I wanted to like fall over and writhe around on that runway right then and there. The comment was not stated in a malicious way… it was absolutely a fair statement based on what I showed… but god I wanted to DIE. I was fully prepared to fail. Because minimalist… and me… we don’t mix very well… You know what they say about looking and the mirror and removing one accessory, then you’re good to go? I usually look in the mirror and remove two… one to look like a normal person over-styled… and then one to look appropriate. I have this thing with symmetry… that for the longest time I couldn’t grasp just wearing a bangle/set of bangles on one wrist… it didn’t make sense to my OCD-addled brain. I had a long way to go from that graduation critique… but somehow I passed and was allowed to graduate. Ever since then, though, when I look at a styling of mine and I think it looks ‘simple’… that comment haunts me…
“I can see that you’re a minimalist.”
So for me, looking at Minimalist Spring as a theme was a little complicated. Especially working in a neutral color pallete which I RARELY do. I’m kinda… out there…. if you haven’t noticed. LOL. So I poked around in my inventory for a bit. And then it hit me… sorta like I was hit head-on by a semi-truck.
Dead Dollz Malice Powder.
Now I didn’t really pay attention when I requested the outfit. I saw the sleeves, loved them, wanted to blog the outfit. Little did I know, it wasn’t a long-sleeved dress… it was SEPARATES…a top and a pencil skirt. The skirt is awesome, with a little belt that matches the soft pink of the shirt… but I took the top and paired it with one of my favourite pairs of pants from Gizza, a high-waisted pant, which I’m usually so cautious about wearing around in an everyday sense because of the AO I used to use. But I bought a new one today. 🙂 So high-waisted pants were a must, in order to celebrate!
The Gizza Papillion set has been sitting in my inventory since Jewelry & Accessory Expo in December (yes, that long)… and I was waiting for a nice place to use one or both pieces. I LOVE the eye patch. Unique accessories are amazing to me… hence all the headpieces and armor-like jewelry lately. I just love these unique things, especially when I can find a place for them.
Maybe I view it as a parallel to finding a place for MY crazy-ass in this messed-up world.
Anyway… I hope you guys like what I gave you today. Happy Easter, again. 🙂
*~* On This Champagne, Drunken Hope… *~*
Skin: Ivy Skin (no. 14; Bronze; Freckles) – RedMint
Eyes: Spectral Eyes (Field) – IKON
Hair: Shimmer (Hud 02) – Magika *~* non-rigged mesh *~*
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) – Slink *~* rigged mesh *~*
Feet (not seen): Avatar Enhancement Feet (Mid) – Slink *~* rigged mesh *~*
Nailcolor Applier: Fashion Duo (Chic) – Nailed It
Blush & Freckles: My freckled blush (dark freckles) – UtopiaH @ Cosmetic Fair
Lipstick: Metallic (red/teeth; Dark) – Pink Fuel
Top: Malice Blouse (Powder) – Dead Dollz *~* rigged mesh *~*
Pants: High Waist Woolen Pants (Black) – Gizza *~* rigged mesh *~* (ON SALE! 50% off!)
Heels (not seen): Glitter Peeptoe Add-on (Black) – Slink *~* rigged mesh; SLINK (Mid) ADD-ON *~*
Eye Patch: Papillion Eye Accessories (Pink) – Gizza (ON SALE! 30% off!)
Poses: Morgane 4 (Photo 1); Raquel 9 (Photo 2); Rinoa 1 (Photo 3) – PosESioN
Location: You guessed it… Misty Mountain Romance
Blogging Tune: “Over the Love” – Florence & The Machine