Dress Me Up Challenge: Arcadia by Gabby Panacek

27 12 2008

For my second challenge, Gabby gave me the following guidelines:

“Okay, Arcadia, let’s get you away from the goth for a little bit. I’d love to see you put together something Glam punk in style. Start at Maitreya and Emery…their recent collaboration will give you lots of pieces to work with. Then check out Gritty Kitty or Exile for some hair. Oh, and I’d love to see you try some brighter colors with this, too. Have fun!”

I must admit that I found this the most daunting of the challenges, not because I dislike Glam Punk or anything, but because of those two little words: bright colors. *shudders*

After hiding in a corner and listening to my inner Goth hissing in my head for a while, I decided to be brave and tp over to Maitreya to see what their collaboration with Emery produced.

The results were interesting. And while I can appreciate the aesthetic of the outfits, I wasn’t sure any of them were even remotely “me” enough to wear. But I did find myself drawn to the look in the promotional signs, so I thought I’d try to replicate that. It looked very Glam and still a bit “me”. I found the Emery Biker jacket and immediately wished it came in more than two colors. Fuscia (Hot Pink to me) and Yellow are not colors I would normally wear. But I kept hearing Gabby’s words in my head, so I snagged the Hot Pink jacket as it is the lesser of two evils. At least it’s derived from red, right?

Next, I grabbed the Emery Denim Burk pants and the Maitreya Frenzy shoes in the special Hot Lips edition. They’re black with hot pink on the bottoms, which totally matches the jacket.

And though Gabby directed me to other places for hair, I couldn’t pass up the Nico hair sitting next to the Frenzy shoes. The Maitreya Armwarmers in black were next (sorry, I have to have black in there somewhere Gabby), and I was starting to feel a little better about the outfit. Not entirely comfortable, mind you, but I thought it would at least be an interesting experiment. All that was left was a shirt. And while the model in the promotional sign had on just a plain grey shirt underneath her jacket, I decided to grab the Emery Call Me outfit (a freebie, btw) and use the Blondie shirt from that outfit with my new look. It works perfectly to tie in those black armwarmers. As for accessories, I tp’d over to ::69:: for some fun pink and black star earrings and decided to use my Exotic Zeenu necklace from Viva La Glam instead of hunting around for a new one. With all of the pieces gathered, I tp’d home and put the whole thing together.

And you know what?

I LOVE it.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! I’ve not stopped wearing it for an entire week. Can you believe it?

Gabby, you’ve corrupted me!

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Dress Me Up Challenge: Arcadia by Gidge Uriza

24 12 2008

*revised because html hates me*

Gidge said “I want to see you do WARRIOR GODDESS! I’d cruise Fairy’s Grove and Tekeli Li for inspiration.Think……..BREASTPLATE!”

Ask and ye shall recieve, my dear. I give you Arcadia as Warrior Goddess.

I have to thank Gidge for coming up with this idea for the challenge because it gave me an excuse to buy an outfit I’ve been coveting for quite some time; Amazon by GothiCatz. I thought it was lovely the day it came out, and I still adore it. Of course, how often does a photographer need to be wearing a breastplate? And so, I resisted…and resisted…and resisted. But now, thanks to Gidge, it is mine! *cue evil laughter*

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Dress Me Up Challenge

13 12 2008

Oh, why not? It could be interesting.
I was just having a conversation with a client about how I like to “play dress up” in SL, but that I’m still a Goth girl underneath it all. She responded by telling me that the Goth girl always shines through, no matter what I’m wearing. Which, I thought was a very sweet thing to say.
So, with that in mind, I open myself up to the whims of my readers. Dress me up!
Achariya is the brilliant mind behind this challenge and the rules are as follows:
1. Post a picture of yourself in your underpants.
2. In this post, invite your readers to suggest a particular outfit (or jewelry, shoes, skin, etc.) from a designer for you to purchase and write about.
3. In the next few weeks, look back over the suggestion list and incorporate these ideas into your regular blogging, marking these entries with the tag “dress me up.”
Post in as many or few suggestions as you want. It’s up to the blogger’s discretion to pick which items to wear, so no complaining if they don’t pick your idea.
Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio
Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios – Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC – darkturquoise
Hair: the Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nails – #000 Basic Toenails, Red
Bra and panties: Lovelace – Millais, Crimson
Pose: Striking Poses – Sarah Michelle Gellar_1

Snowy Stage

8 12 2008

I have a love/hate relationship with snow. On the one hand, I think freshly fallen snow (when it’s like six inches deep) is one of the most beautiful sights you’ll ever see on this planet. On the other hand, I absolutely despise driving in it. I am of the firm belief that if it’s going to snow at all, there should be enough of the white stuff on the ground that I don’t have to leave my apartment for a few days. Otherwise, what’s the point?

But there is hope.

The beauty of Second Life is that I can enjoy the snow without having to drive in it, and that’s just what I did a few days ago when wandering around MDR’s new SIM. We have this lovely mountain top area with lots of trees, snow, and even wolves howling in the distance. It’s very picturesque; the perfect stage for the newest GothiCatz outfit.

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Express The TRUTH!

1 12 2008

I discovered TRUTH while jumping from SIM to SIM searching for ghosts over Halloween weekend. It’s an interesting store, with a vast array of items for both men and women (looks pointedly at Payten). My favorite item, though, is the Spy coat. I love it. I love everything about it; from the black color, to the shiny silver belt, to the fun zipper detail. The bottom of it moves beautifully as you walk and it definitely screams “Spy”.

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