Dr. Facilier

The Fantasy Collective’s theme this month is New Orleans, and as soon as I looked around at the wonderful creations this month I knew exactly what it was that I wanted to do a blog post on today: Disney.

There’s no princesses here, however. We’re heading on to The Other Side with a outfit inspired by Dr. Facilier, the Voodoo doctor.

Putting together this look actually proved to be quite difficult due to one teeny tiny annoying piece that seems to be hidden away in the darkest corners of the SL market- waistcoats. I think it’s a vest in American terminology, but those little things that men wear with three-piece suits. Dr. Facilier wears a purple one, but unless I wanted to wear a base clothing layer (impossible as I now wear SLink’s physique all the time) it wasn’t something I could do. ISON saved me at the last minute with their Razzle vest that I found on the Marketplace. Thank you, Harry Hyx!

Finally, I’d just like to add a little bit about these shoes. I was sent these a couple of weeks back by Bushu to review, but at the time didn’t have the SLink high feet. They’re materials enabled and are super cute, I’ve been wearing them around in their fabulous multitude of colours, but I thought a simple black worked well for this look, considering I don’t look as good in spats as the real Dr. Facilier does.

I hope you enjoy today’s look, I’m incredibly happy with how it turned out!


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Our Time

Goodness me am I finally happy to post this. These looks and images have been the bane of my existence for the past day, hence me being slightly AWOL. Alright, that’s slightly dramatic, yes. But it’s true! The result, however, I love.

I initially wanted to share this with you all on my rezday, tomorrow (Tuesday 19th Aug) but I figured that this post doesn’t actually really have anything to do with a rezday, so yeah, you’re getting it early! Lucky you.

This post is a continuation of my music video look recreations I’ve been doing lately, but a whole lot bigger. Today you’re getting three looks in one! And, goodness me, trying to spend the early hours of the morning attempting to move myself from pose to pose and change outfits without my camera moving seemed like an impossible feat, and it had definitely defeated me until I woke up this morning and realised I have a Malt (male alt) lying around. If you aren’t much into photography you might understand the problems I had, but if not let me tell you, I nearly threw this look out the window. I’m glad I persevered.

Lily Allen has been one of my favourite artists for a long, long time. Straight laced, sarcastic and unafraid to speak her mind, her music often parodies our society and its views on body image and the like. In her recent music video for ‘Our Time’, Lily plays three, well, four (a woman dressed in a hotdog costume) women all with their own styles going out into town for a night out. They ride along in the back of a taxi, drink, get drunk and don’t pay their cab fee. It’s fab, really. Very true to a London night out.

I’ve tried my best to recreate these looks as well as I could. Slightly different to my usual set up, each style card is listed below as opposed to being at the top of the post, as I didn’t want to crowd the header image with walls of text.

I hope you like today’s post and images. Let me know if you would like me to do more challenging looks like this in the future. I certainly enjoyed it a lot!

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Break Free

Hey, everyone! TGIF! Yay! I

I’ve been out of the loop with pop music for a little whilst, existing in a bubble of acoustic covers and bands like Fleetwood Mac and Lykke Li, but I have adored Ariana Grande for a while now. She’s absolutely adorable.

Her new music video, which draws upon and parodies many SciFi culture elements was crying out to have her looks recreated in Second Life.

It took me absolutely ages to get this right, and playing with different hair attachments to get the anti-gravity feel and not that I’m just floating around in mid air, but I think I did a pretty good job!

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend, let loose and, ha, break free!


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#1 – New Again

“Everything that is old becomes new again.”

I came across this quote earlier and it made me pause for a moment and think about what it actually meant to me, sparking the idea for this post today.

In our society we often shun the old for the new. In a world of gadgetry we crave that new fad until it’s lifespan comes to an end, leading the cycle to start again. This occurs in the Second Life fashion industry frequently, with creators releasing new items for seasonal events and arcades.

But what about those beautiful pieces tucked away in the deep, cobwebbed recesses of your inventory? You used to love them, so what happened? It got replaced.

The items in this post are a fusion of both new and old favourites of mine,  showcasing just how fantastic one can look without thinking, ‘I have nothing to wear’ all the time– come on now, we all do it!

Are you a person who loves their old collection of items? Do you only wear the newest pieces? Share your thoughts with me by adding a comment below.

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