Saturday, May 19, 2012

Everything silly is awesome (Culture Shock: 22769, IrEn)

I have to crank out some Culture Shock posts or I'm going to end up on a List of Shame somewhere. Then I have to crank out some SL Home & Garden Expo posts. Then I will crown myself Blogging Champion of the Universe and dance a little jig.

Anyway. Now you will see some clothes-that-do-good-deeds, BUT FIRST you must travel.

If you haven't been to the fabulous sim that houses Photon's Castle, I urgently urge you to go check it out. It's an explosion ("EXPLOSION") of color and whimsy and one of my favorite places in SL. I went over there today and was delighted to see that it's still around. You never know when something's going to vanish around here, you know?

And thank you, Second Life, for letting me be a beautiful woman of color for a day. This Idhaya skin by [IrEn] at Culture Shock is gorgeous and includes five different bindi versions. Today I learned that it's HARD to photograph dark skin — at least for me. Kudos to those people who can pull it off.

OK, so I'm going to try to break this post here to see if it'll jump on the feeds as well. I hate to spam the feeds with a long row of usually bad pictures, but that's kind of how we roll over here. So this is a test . . . . .

Hope that worked. And now, back to business. That mesh dress by 22769 at Culture Shock is groovy as hell. Let's stomp around in the water in it some more:

There's a side view. Creator Paco Pooley made this dress with standard sizing — and the alpha layer matches perfectly — so it fits me like a dream. I like how it's all curvy and bendy and stuff. And I like to use complicated fashion terminology when I write.

Whenever I see the store name 22769, I get stuck on that '80s song "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone. (Hell yeah, I had to Google it to find out who sings it. That is one obscure-ass song.) Did you guys prank call that number when you were kids? We did. Those were the good old days, before Caller ID existed and prank calls were, like, a cool thing to do at slumber parties. And yes, I'm old.

I don't have a smooth segue to put here, but everything about this next picture is oh-so-wrong. It was on its way to my virtual trash can when I felt the strong inclination to share it with the world. Ignore my slouchy hot mess of an AV with everything poking through her dress and all that:

I have seen that noob guy in many incarnations, but never as a CENTAUR! I dropped creator Photon Pink a notecard asking if she would sell me one since they're not available in her store. I want one for my yard. FINGERS CROSSED!

Culture Shock is an annual sim fair event (organized by CHIC Management and sponsored by Modavia Productions) in which more than 180 of the grid's best creators present new and exclusive items inspired by their RL cultures. Some or all the proceeds from specially designated items will go to Médecins Sans Frontiéres (Doctors without Borders), "an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters." Visit the MSF Website HERE. The event runs through May 26. The streets are color-coded.
Photon's Castle - Be sure to go outside and meander ("MEANDER") along the nature trails.

Dress - 22769 - [femme] Tube Dress, 60ies [mesh] (180L, 100 percent donation item, located on Orange Street)
Skin - IrEn - Idhaya, Modern Bindi (350L [damn, that's a steal for a skin], includes five versions with different bindis, located on Green Street)
Boots - Ingenue - Jude Boot, Mustard (295L, 100 percent donation item, located on Blue Street)

Earrings, Bangles - [glow] studio - previous Dressing Room and Dressing Room Blue items
Hair - Truth - Alessandra w/Roots in Night (NEW)
Eyes - Vision by A:S:S - Intense mesh eyes in Orchid, Clear (also includes natural version, which means the whites have veins and aren't as white )


Paypabak said...

Face lights ... best way to photograph dark skins ... my experience as a blue and black leopard neko guided me in this.

Emerald Wynn said...

OOOH - and I'm sure I have about 90 in my inventory! Thanks for the tip.

Deoridhe said...

I actually have circled facelights I use for photography. Sometime I should pass them over to you.