A part of me will never be free

and the part that's free will never be me

Ah, the limitations of WordPress. Sometimes the smaller size just doesn’t do justice to a picture I’ve worked on for ages. Yeah, but you know the size limitations. Keep those in mind when doing a picture, dummy. I know. Shut up.

Okay, first things first: I’ve totally not blogged all the same things everybody else has blogged, and that’s terrible. I didn’t do Hair Fair, and Hair Fair was mostly awesome. There were even a handful of short hairs, which is pretty unusual. However, I’ll say this: Please, people, when making men’s hair? Please, for the love of god, remember that male AVs aren’t the only people who wear them. Give me a resize, ffs. It’s short hair. It can be mod.

I also haven’t been able to blog Love Donna Flora, mostly because let’s be honest, the stuff out for LDF is very feminine, because Squinternet’s style is generally hyperfeminine (and I am not). Go anyway, guys. I’ve taken two of my alts and three friends. It’s a good cause: Squinternet Larnia, the creative genius behind Donna Flora and an unfailingly generous and active member of the SL community, has cancer, and needs just a little help. The event just started, and ends August 11. GO.

There. That said, I want to talk about ISON for a second, because I am really remiss for having not featured it enough before.

Recently, I made the observation that there were few stores that I shop from all the time. ISON is an exception to this, and really is one of my favorite stores in SL. Harry Hyx just constantly gets better and better, with beautiful, classic wardrobe staples rendered in gorgeous, realistic textures that suggest expensive materials in well-tailored cuts. He manages to hit nearly every style: between myself and my alt, I think I own most of the things he’s put out, and I can’t think of another store in SL i can say the same about.

I imagine the only reason it doesn’t feature more in my blog is because I wear ISON so much every day that it doesn’t become dress-up clothes. Mental note: fix that.

My lovely companion is in a lot of Teefy. Azure Electricteeth makes such beautiful, soft, girly, romantic pieces — I don’t wear them, but I do love to look at them. And now you get to look at them, too. Everybody wins!

On Vaki:
Skin: Glam Affair — Vaki by Aida Ewing
Hair: Dura — 42 by Chiaki Xue
Shirt: mon tissu — Slouchy Sweatshirt by Anouk Spot
Trousers: Overhigh — Suede Pants by Crashov Uladstron (Available at The Dressing Room)
Shoes: ISON — leather strap sandals by Harry Hyx (Available at C88)
Glasses: ISON – quinton glasses by Harry Hyx
Bracelet: ISON – aviary claw bracelet by Harry Hyx
Necklace: etham – Metal Cross by
Hands and Feet: Slink by Siddean Munro

On my lovely companion (I’m not sure of specifics, but I’m pretty close, I think):
Skin: League by Nena Janus
Hair: elikatira by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Vest and Skirt: Teefy by Azure Electricteeth
Boots: ISON by Harry Hyx
Glasses: Mr.Poet by Hiwinyu Fazuku

Pose: oOo Studio by Olaenka Chesnokov
Taken at Annwn Willows

About Vaki

Seriously, Mega Shark v. Giant Octopus is a masterpiece of modern cinema. What? It has Deborah Gibson in it. And there's this one scene where...what? Oh, like there's something better than a mega shark leaping out of the ocean and biting a plane in half. Whatever.
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