Go by oceans


Under the Sea is a majestic set of shell-encrusted necklace and cuffs from Riri Ninni of h.m.a.e.m. Those lovely cast shadows on the bangles are Ms. Ninni’s. I do not have her control over the sun.


Marla is a perfect eccentric-yet-flattering skin, which I stumbled across at Corvus. 500L gets you cleavage and regular versions.

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m, Under the Sea set (NEW; ty Riri!)
Magika, Faint 03 hair
Corvus, Marla skin
ShShu, Step Up hotpants (wearable demo on Marketplace)
{{BSD Design studio}}guardian angel-lime
Studio o0o and Gos, Pouffe (full of poses)
GIMP was here.


So wearable

I love a wearable demo! AnaLee Balut and her real-life daughter ShuShu Congrejo offer wearable demos for their mesh releases for ALB and ShuShu, respectively. A wearable demo gives one a clear sense of how the fabric will look and move. A blank demo that shows only the shape and fit of the garment or shoe is much less informative and far less tempting. I did a quick search of Marketplace and found wearable demos from Duh! and from Attic. Another creator who does them is Nene Flores of [Solita], and she has just issued a new mini-skirt for us to try out. (Her shop is also beautifully decorated, a good place to take photos.)

Sometimes my av looks pretty. Today it’s thanks to an Xmas gift skin from Swallow and hunt-gift eyes from Epic.

Credits to creators
ALB, MELODY wool coat M DEMO by AnaLee Balut – MESH (on Marketplace)
ShuShu, FEEL FREE boot – DEMO MESH resizable (on Marketplace)
friday – Basic.Turtleneck (Gray) (on sale)
[e] Sound – Red 05 (NEW)
! Bliss Couture ! Holiday Mittens Gloves (Holiday hunt gift)
Swallow, Alexandra Merry Christmas (Group Gift in store)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Face mole01
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Face mole02
*Epic Eyes* -NI2013H- Elfin Dream Eyes {Blue} (New in 2013 hunt gift)
Maitreya Allure Tights – Rose
The blouse in the second photo is from The Secret Store at November Collabor88, which is over.
pose: xbordeaux (not available)
location: Small town of green
I GIMPed the first photo a lot because I am trying to be more better at this. In the second photo, I botched a nose job.

Lost in phone

When I take the subway home in the evening, I feel like the only human left in a world full of pod-people who appear to be mesmerized by small, glowing screens. For me, these machines mark the birth of a society exponentially worse than the one I used to know. I think everyone experiences this dismay at some point in their life. It’s usually tied to a fear that sociability has suffered with the introduction of a new technology: film, TV, the video camera, digital arcade games [pinball rules okay!], the Walkman, personal computers, the internet, and now zombiephones. A friend told me that her mother believes air conditioning ruined civilization because people no longer sat on their front porches and yammered at one another. I once read that the mobile phone is popular because people can’t stand to be alone: one wards off existential angst by talking to anyone about anything. The “smartphone,” by contrast, sucks up so much of the user that she can hardly be said to exist at all, let alone worry about inauthenticity. Or monsters. *dun dun dun*


Credits to creators
ShuShu, PLEASE ME MESH [includes beanie, boots, top in pic one, matching skirt not shown, and dress, which combines top and skirt, in pic two] (POE hunt gift)
h.m.a.e.m. – la regina dei ghiacci black [underneath; comes with a funny headdress; ty Riri!]
shine by [ZD] MESH PENCIL SKIRT ITALIAN LENGTH LACE- black – S (ty Cecilia Blachere!)
booN, DQO010 hair gold
{.essences.} Xihe_light_freckles (from Around the World event)
the gloves are an old old gift
Adorkable Poses: Cell Phone pack (With Love Hunt, 10L)
location: Innsmouth