Monday, September 7, 2009

When My Friends Invade My Inventory: Pt. 1, Barb's Caulfield Dress

So, I've never done a fashion post. I don't want to be a fashion blogger. There are far too many already doing it far better than me. However, I've decided to do a one-time series of posts called "When My Friends Invade My Inventory." See, I know and am proud to call so many designers and creators in SL my friends that, after putting together a kickass outfit for the Caulfield Dress [rose - group gift] from This is a Fawn, I was inspired to blog the dress. Barb is a friend of mine and that got me to thinking about all the other amazingly creative and talented people on my friends list and I decided it would be fun to do a few posts that incorporated various pieces from people on my friends list. Thus, "When My Friends Invade My Inventory" was born. I'm not sure how many of these I'll do, but not many, because man, are they work. Well, time-consuming anyway. I admire those of you who do this with any regularity.

So, onto the dress. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress, in all of the colors. It's a great end of summer/early fall piece in my opinion because the cut says summer but the fabric looks fall. Also, the skirt is pure flowy, flexi, magic goodness. And Barb knows how to do a skirt right, no matter how she makes it. The length is perfect, showing off exactly enough leg and the cut makes one's legs look simply to-die-for. Another selling point of this dress is that while it has a modest neckline, it really emphasizes one's ta-tas, showing them off to their maximum advantage. It comes in teal, navy, grey, blood, and aubergine, and comes on all layers. This dress is very versatile, easy to adapt to a variety of looks, as seen here. Anyway, go check out Barb's store, This is a Fawn, and pick up one for yourself, or better yet the fatpack, as Barb's prices are more than reasonable.

Style Card:

Outfit 1 (clockwise from top left):
Hair - The Huntress II, chocolate, Fishy Strawberry
Earrings and choker: Sn@tch Liquid Gothic
Skin: Curio - Beach 2: Black Pearl 1, Petal
Lashes: Silhouette Babydoll
Dress: Caulfield [blood plaid], This is a Fawn
Socks: School Daze Bobby Socks, white
Eyes: unknown hunt gift
Shoes: *katat0nik* Bowie Mary Janes (black)
Pose: Glitterati - Vogue - 1
Shape: Coco, This is a Fawn (modded some by me)

Outfit 2:
Hair: >Truth<>
Skin: Curio, Beach 2 - Black Pearl 2, Petal
Dress: Caulfield Dress [Aubergine Plaid], This is a Fawn
Necklace: Glass Chunk Necklace - b & w, Shiny Things
Bracelet: Glass Chunk Double Bracelet - b & w, Shiny Things
Shoes: Maitreya ChiChi Velvet Cherry Blossom
Pose: Glitterati - Vogue - 6
eyes & shape are the same as above

Outfit 3:
Hair: Magika Hair - Hate Me - Red E (which can be found in the 10L section, I believe)
Glasses: /artilleri/ paula glasses *black*
Skin: Curio, Beach 2: Black Pearl 1, Petal
Necklace: Deco - Vintage Drop Necklace
Dress: This is a Fawn Caulfield Dress [teal plaid]
Tights: Battered Boudoir - Boudoir Legs Fair, black
Nails: Candy Nail #P000 Basic Prim Nails Red09
Shoes: Breakneck Pump - black, Shiny Things
Pose: Glitterati - Cute 6
eyes and shape same as above

Outfit 4:
Hair: .:[Tiny Bird]:. Lola - Hazelnut
Skin: Curio, Beach 2: Black Pearl 2, Petal
Lashes: Dott Eye Lashes, MMS
Earrings and Necklace: Veronique earrings/Veronique Necklace - hematite/silver, Shiny Things
Bracelets: Everday Gems single bracelet and bangle and chain - black diamond, Shiny Things
Dress: This is a Fawn Caulfield Dress [rose - group gift]
Tights: Battered Boudoir - Boudoir Legs Fair, Plum
Shoes: BELLES - black, Shiny Things
Pose: m.f.p. Cockwaffle
eyes and shape same as above

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SL Poetry Challenge from Plurk -- Topic: Long-Distance Relationships

why i quit falling in slove

I know I'll never roll over in bed
in the inky blackness of night,
reach for your hand,
find its warmth
and entangle your fingers
with my own.

you're just
a voice coming through over wires,
bouncing off satellites,
rushing through space
i may see your face,
crinkled in a tender smile,
but only on a screen.

if i reach out to stroke your cheek
i only touch cold, hard
you're just
remind myself
remind myself
not to fall
so desperately,
in love with you,
but i am
only human --
of stopping a train
hurtling down the tracks.

i wait each night
for the beep-boop-bop
ringing tone
of a skype phone call.
all the while
telling myself
that the most important event
of each day
means less than
a single breath
to me.

copyright 2009 Katherine Andrews

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Poetry Challenge #1: Haikus

SL Haikus

faces become dreams
bleed into reality
the lines mean nothing

your eyes bore through me
even when i see you as
you really are and cry

explored with unknown limits
horizens expand

hues and shapes and shades
subtle differences
on these things i feed

spare me. know the truth.
sleep through the day, live nightly.
build alternatives.

I wander farther
know less, learn little deaths
protect my walls

myriads of masks
this is a beautiful dream
stealing everything

become obsessed
lose hours, days, months, then years
trapped in glass tubes

between you and me
there isn't much i don't see
i just choose to shut my mouth

such a pretty lie
when it burns, i'll light the pyres
watch the skies sparkle

copyright 2009 Katherine Andrews