A Perfect Storm

MaitreyaCrop

When fashion blogging, or even just getting dressed for the day, sometimes one might feel like “This outfit is just okay” or “I’m really digging this look” – but somedays, on those rare occasions, the stars align and all the perfect elements fall into place and you end up with a look, or even better, a shot, that just knocks your socks off.

Today was one of those days for me.

It started with a trip to the now-open event, Designers United 5: Surrealism. One of the Seraphim bloggers had shown me a photo of this outfit by Maitreya, and I knew immediately that it had to be mine. I’ve always been a huge Salvador Dalí fan – he has used this spindly leg effect in many of his paintings – and have been fortunate enough to see an exhibit of his art in RL. I even went twice.

I also found at DU5 this amazing hair by [INK] Hair and this collar/birdcage contraption by .Olive. I modded the cage though by turning it around so it would match the flow of the hair. I couldn’t be happier with the look! And as the icing on top, Dani shared this amazing windlight with me that she had found on Juicybomb ages ago. It’s the perfect compliment to this outfit and also for the autumn season.

Oh, and if you didn’t know, my super duper favorite skin place, Essences, is having a 50% off sale, too! YAY!!! No word on when it will end, though. I promise I didn’t buy them all. ; )

And truly last but not least, before I published this post I realized, “Oh, it’s Monday, let me go see what Berry’s meme is for today just in case I want to add it in here,” and what do ya know, it’s a Surrealism Challenge meme! 2 birds, 1 stone – WOOT!

Be sure to stop by Designers United before it ends on October 4th and find YOUR inspiration!

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys

only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

– Salvador Dalí

Credits:

Hair: [INK] Hair – SURREALISM for DU5 in BrownGRD {Available at Designers United 5}

Collar/Birdcage: .Olive. – the Twigs a Choking Collar in Leather & Chalk {Available at Designers United 5}

Skin: Essences – Opera Summertime 03 *brown* {This makeup no longer available, but check out other versions at the sale!}

Outfit: Maitreya – Hera Dress and Stilts {Available at Designers United 5}

Pose: BENT.

Photo taken at Hazardous

Mad Woman

Mad Women

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I did a post. Summer truly comes and goes in the blink of an eye in RL, and it appears my life in SL has suffered the same fate.

So what’s been going on with me? Well, I suppose most importantly SL wise, after doing Strawberry’s Proportions Challenge meme, I decided to change my body size AND my face shape! 0.0

I’d had my previous body/face for years and it worked great for me, but I was ready for something new, so I played with the sliders and found a cute size and face that I really enjoyed. My intent was to try it on for a few days, get a feel for it and see if I wanted to keep it and I have yet to take it off, so I guess this is “the new me.” hehe

In RL I’ve become obsessed – albeit late – with the show “Mad Men.” I just love the characters and the storyline, and seeing the culture of that era and how far we’ve come, it’s just mind-boggling. To reflect my new obsession, I decided to put together my own “Mad Woman” look in-world. I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Are there any other Mad Men and Women out there? :)

Credits:

Hair: D!va – Layla Type A in Brown Diamond {Available at Collabor88}

Skin: Glam Affair – Candy 07 C {Available at The Arcade}

Dress: Maitreya – Nolita Dress in Cerise

Cigarette: The Sea Hole – Parisian Cigarette & Holder in Coal

Shoes: Slink – Vintage 2-Strap Pumps in Plum