a journey in fashion
The traveler, otherwise known as Selonna Torok in the world of SecondLife. Reach me in-world or at email@example.com.
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." - Stephen Hawking
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:20 PM
Skin by Cashmere. Luscious lips by Cheap Makeup. Leotard and leggings by Beetlebones. Belt by fri.day. Hair by Calico Ingmann Creations. Feathers by Kyoot.
I feel like an American Apparel ad. Where's my Dove Charney?
In the Day
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 6:57 PM
Skin by Atomic. Hair by Exile. Glasses by Alphavillain. Ears and tattoos by Aitui. Piercings by Haus of Darcy. Shirt by Doppelganger. Vest by Action. Jeans by SK Designs. Shoes by Duh (which are fantastic and cheap and perhaps edible). Pose by Still Life. Necklace by Glow Studio.
And, speaking of Glow Studio... did you know they've got an insane sale going on there right now? If you need accessories, now is definitely the time to hike on over there. Go now. Did I say now? I mean now.
Monday, December 13, 2010, 8:37 PM
Continuing my love affair with this Vive9 skin is ever so easy to do when paired with Lamb's butterfinger hued tresses. Nerdy-chic glasses by Tres Blah which had to be modded quite a bit because I'm pretty sure my head is oddly shaped. This tank top from Berries Inc. is either a short, slutty little dress or a modest tank top depending on how you wear it - natch, I've gone for the former by wearing a pair of fishnets from Nayar underneath. What I also love about the Berries Inc. top is its luscious, plunging back that I didn't feature in this photo. Business in the front, party in the back. Kind of like a reverse mullet. Basic staple hoodie by Atomic. Completely impractical, but stylish boots by Coco.
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 7:35 PM
When I found these incredibly detailed coveralls by 19 Motorcycles courtesy of Digital Butch, I just knew I had to put my own spin on the "sexy grease monkey" look. They come in both this style (wrapped around the waist) and up, worn like normal coveralls for both men and women. The prim work is just unbelievably great. The skin I'm wearing is lovely newness from vive9. Their skins have never, ever, ever looked good on my shape, much to my lament. I've never even been able to mod my shape to get their skins to look right for me. But for some reason, this skin works, and I am thrilled. I think that the honey-tinted shade of this Lamb hair is wonderfully complimentary. Piercings by Haus of Darcy. Boots by The Abyss. Shirt by Boom. Bra by Intimizzio. Suspenders by League. Pose by Fore.
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 10:40 PM
"Who you callin' scruffy lookin'?" More Fashionably Dead love with this skin. I picked it up during the Black Friday sales, and the makeup totally reminds me of some swarthy French singer from the 40's. Hair by Truth. Glasses by The Wrigglesworths which I always admire because of their primmyness instead of simple, flat alpha-texturiness which ends up clipping through my usually shaggy hair and making me frustrated. Super fluffy sweater by Crazy. It's one of those stores I rarely see blogged, but their stuff is so diverse and easy on the linden balance. Skirt by So Many Styles. I'm linking to Irie Campese's blog instead of her store for two reasons: you can get her SLURL from her blog, and you need to check out said blog. I always enjoy browsing through her pictures. They're so vibrantly colored, and her style is impeccable. Socks are layered, the brown ones coming from League and the crimson ones are from Pig. Bootsies from Taboo. And, this super cute pose is from This is a Fawn, again a link to OMGWTF Barbecue's blog instead of just her store 'cause her style and avatar is too adorable for words.
Nothing cures a hangover better than a Waffle House breakfast. Seriously. Their coffee and waffles are divine. The waitresses and grill staff always crack me the fuck up, too; they're the same everywhere you go. And they all like to pinch my cheeks. I guess it's because I look younger than my twenty seven years. Twenty seven... shit. It's my birthday, and I've got a case of the "I'm getting ollldddd" blues.
Told you I loved these Armidi pants, right? I'm such a toolbag for yet again wearing the same shit in a different post, but they went perfectly with my new jacket from Pink Outfitters. The gold sequined tank top is from there, too. Sequins have to be one of the hardest textures to get right in SL, but this shirt is divine. After the creation of her highwaisted pants/sequined top style jumper, I was really hoping London Dailey would feature sequins elsewhere - and she didn't disappoint. Loafer style mules from Coco which look so chic, but so comfy. Shades from Paper Couture - they look like Elvis and Quentin Tarantino's lovechild's sunglasses. Skin by Fashionably Dead because I'm reasonably certain my fetish for FD anything has been made well-known by now. Tattoos by Rojo. Piercings by Haus of Darcy (and nope, not taking them off yet). This hair by Lamb was a Fifty Linden Fridays coif, I think, but I simply tinted its usual honey color into a sweet ginger tone. And last, but not least, this super fantastic pose from Flowey which I got at 111, and which was not overpriced at all. My linden balance is grateful.
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 6:52 PM
Many stores are shifting to a winter theme, and the Tableau sim is no exception. I have always admired Toast Bard's store builds for their uniqueness and detailed textures (as well as bad ass art). Thus, here I am at the Fashionably Dead storefront rocking a pair of FD's high-waist corduroy pants with belt. (Check out Fashionably Dead on SL's marketplace.) This sheer cardigan is from Pig (purchased on sale), and the matching tube-top is part of a set from Emery. I had a pair of these exact boots when I was younger, and I absolutely hated them; but for some reason, these ones made by Reek make me smile more than they make me frown. I suppose it's the reminiscent factor. This necklace is a freebie from two jewelry fairs ago, and it was made by Izumiya. Piercings by Haus of Darcy. Tattoos by Garden of Ku. Expressive, lovely skin by Kao. Hair by Ploom, whose coifs are always unique and lovely.
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 9:58 PM
I know I'm reusing the same damn jacket I wore in the last post. There will be newness soon. It's just that... I know I can get pretty matchy-matchy with my looks, and in my mind's eye I can't even conceive of forest green and hot pink together... But for some reason, I feel that this insane hair simply works. It's from Amacci and was part of a promotional deal to introduce unusual colors into their repertoire. It was a great move, in my opinion; I was never into their hair before, but being able to test it out by wearing these fantastic, vibrant colors really changed my mind. The jacket and t-shirt combo is from DPYumYum and is a favorite of mine because of the clean lines and well-fitting prims on the jacket. These Armidi pants are some of my favorite pants in SL. The texture and shadowing just can't be beat. This particular pair of pants is a wonderful closet staple. Boots from Fifty Linden Fridays courtesy of Sand Shack Surf Co. - it seems like it was just yesterday when I was donating lindens to help poor Emma Gilmour fix her laptop after an unfortunate spilled milkshake incident. Skin by &Bean. It's an old skin, and Keiko Morigi has come out with beautiful lines since this skin. However, this skin remains my favorite skin of all time. It has so much character and choix des vivre. I really, really wish she would play around a bit more with this specific template, perhaps make little improvements or somesuch because I just adore it. Really. Okay, I'll stop babbling. Tattoos by Garden of Ku. Piercings by Haus of Darcy (which are also fantastic - the shadow prims do wonders).
Do you know what color of the week it is?
Monday, November 22, 2010, 7:28 AM
Not Your Toy
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 12:23 PM
Maybe my androgynous nature attracts me to others of like kind, but there's no doubt in my mind that I've got a big ol' music-induced crush on the lead singer, Elly Jackson, of La Roux. She's got an effortless, hip style all of her own, and need I say anything about her fantastic hair? In a music video for one of their songs, "I'm Not Your Toy", she wears these sort of very breezy suits to coincide with the calypso-vibe of the tune. I decided to go a bit more city-romp, "let's take a walk to the beach" instead of a literal interpretation of her style. Maybe a new phase of style.
I love this hair from Boon combined with a hairbase from Amacci. A gorgeous, scrumptious pale skin (and fingernail polish) from Tres Blah. Ears by Ears Gauged. Here's where we diverge: see the tattoo? It's a fucking fantastic freebie (alliteration ftw, amirite?) from The Habitat, and it references another favorite "L" singer of mine, Lady Gaga. I'm not one to grab freebies and run; I'll be posting more tattoos from that spankin' little store later. Blazer by DP YumYum (whose store name never fails to crack me up). Shirt by Emery. Cameo necklace (a trademark jewelry piece that Elly Jackson is rarely without) by Boing Fromage. Belt by Cherry/House of London. These pants... oh, these pants that I never want to take off again (except for the right price) were tenderly crafted by Young Urban. And last, but not least: loafers. Elly Jackson always wears loafers, and she is vehemently against wearing heels of any kind. I admire that in a world that overly sexualizes women (and men). Plus, she's effing rich and still wears the same pair of manky old Gucci loafers she bought years ago. How cute is that? My loafers are made by HoC Industries. (Guu Nishi, creator, totally shares my sentiment about bloggers in her profile, too. Some peoples' kids, you know?) Poses by Reel Expression.
And, if you're so inclined, here is a link to video: "I'm Not Your Toy" by La Roux.