May 25, 2010
This is a dress thing I found on Xstreet and then bought in-world, from a shop called… well, there are indications that it’s meant to be “Ero Rabbit” but it’s called Ero Rabbi instead. I don’t quite know what that means. This was the least whoreish thing in the shop, pretty much, available in various army colours. Make clothes not war! It is worn here with a bra from some old 5th & Oxford 50L Friday thingery. To make it less skanky. Similarly I feel the Fashionably Dead skin helps make it more acceptable in polite society. Boots are unisex ones (oooooh!) from Lassitude & Ennui and the hair is Clawtooth hair worn without the kitten that goes with it. You know, a hair kitten.
I have not bought any spaceclothes in at least days. I do not know why this is, other than SL appearing to be especially slow for me of late. I have however been looking at Xstreet a bit, though it’s a bugger to find anything there that isn’t a sexbed or a tiny dress. I mean a tiny dress for big avatars, not a tiny dress for a Tiny, which would not really be that tiny on them what with them being small like.
May 18, 2010
It is my IRL rezday and I have a toe infection as well. Hurrah! My plan is to buy myself something nice off Xstreet, which should be easy what with all the identical slutwear on constant “promo”! I was also rewarded with a sale at artilleri, which was in no way just coincidence! Exclamation mark! But I have an awful lot of artilleri from the anniversary sale so this time I mostly picked up white shirts and a full-price hair that looked cute. This is them, also the tattoos are from artilleri. I love sleeve tattoos, but I don’t have that many because I get squicked by the chest tattoos that almost always go with them. I suppose I should get round to making some of my own someday, once I magically learn to draw.
I always seem to see Famous People in artilleri, and this time it was Kellie Iwish from Elate, who is super-nice and you should buy her stuff. I mean nothing will ever be as amazing as seeing Swirly Cyclone at Fleur (now 5th & Oxford) one Christmas, but then that is SWIRLY and I love Swirly and wish she would marry me but she is only interested in men with Payment Info On File. Anyway.
The boots are from Kookie, which you can still get even though these ones I got on 50LF a while back. They look comfy, I am going barefoot IRL at the moment because shoes hurt my infected foot. Don’t worry I have drugs for it now, which may give me stomach upset apparently. (I’m sorry, benevolent bacteria, but I have to massacre you to kill the bad ones.) Then I am still wearing the Themeoerryryryr stockings from League. Shorts I cheated because they are House of Chav things I just made rather than buying skankwear. They are approximately the size of the sensible sort of underwear you can get at 5th and Oxford, which is my Underwear Place apart from artilleri. But then in SL it seems like the more you wear underwear the more likely you are to be a hooker, because who is going to see it and you could be doing other stuff with those layers. Like wearing pube pants. Back when I started I got given a top with nipples on it. I think that must have been from before we had skins. Or maybe not.
BECAUSE! It is also coincidentally my half-rezday as well! I am three and a half now! I know we don’t celebrate the half-rezday, but I always seem to forget my actual one and the next one is four which is ancient. I should dig out old pics of me, I have one from when I was a pole-dancer for a week and made a total of 69L and an interesting discussion about nuclear disarmament. I have a pic from those days of that “Destiny” freebie hair showing system hair underneath. Aww!
Finally, skin from Fashionably Dead. I find fd skins can work to remove sluttiness from an outfit you’re not sure about. I like that.
May 17, 2010
Black outfit is trousers from Armidi and a black bodysuit that’s out soon at House of Chav. Shoes are… I am fairly sure they’re Shiny Things. They are “classics” anyway. Hair is from Gritty Kitty and skin in both pics is from Fishy Strawberry. That’s what I was wearing exploring the Al-Andalus sims where I saw no one and some buildings. Well, there were a couple of people but they were afk being medieval or something. It’s a medieval sim, right? No one yelled at me to speak Ye Olden Arabic or Spanish though. So the better class of Ye Olden sim, and you’re even allowed to fly. Overall not as OMGEVIL as I had been led to believe by Certain People. You’re probably fine if you don’t go naked. But then naked is almost never appropriate, is it? Unless you’re demoing in Laqroki or something.
Second outfit is a frock from Nylon Outfitters that I’m sure I’ve blogged before but hey. Then stockings from League which are 75L for Project Themememememeory or whatever it’s called, and shoes from Lassitude & Ennui that last I saw were available now in a super bargain fatpack because they contain – wait for it – NO SCULPTS OF ANY KIND. Yes, I am rocking it old skool. The outfit then sort of demanded bunches, so here’s a Zero Style, erm, style that you can’t has because it was a CSR prize several goes ago. Ha ha! You can, however, has the dogtags from Abyss and the sunglass which are here on Xstreet for 80L. Yes, they are the Lady Gaga specs I bought today or yesterday or whatever day it was. It was at least one sleep ago, I know that much.
How do you feel about people blogging things that you not can has? It makes me VERY ANGRY, if you were wondering. Because that is almost always the item that you want. I promise the House of Chav thing will be out soon, if that helps any. I was wearing it to test it. It is entirely black, because black is the new black.
I like this skin, I do. Sometimes I put it on and think “what a weird colour it is” but that isn’t mostly, mostly I think The Chav looks wonderful and pretty and more better than she did before. It has a version with a hair base, but apparently that’s old-fashioned now that we’re supposed to be using 2.0 instead of a nice viewer. How is Emerald these days? Is it true they break into your IP address and upload yiff porn to you? (Hi, I am techno-ignorant.)
May 16, 2010
I must accept that I am some sort of SL snob and that stuff on the feeds and Xstreet will often make me LOL. Who started this trend for jeans that hang down like they’re broken? We have to find that person and punish them. I suppose it means you can show off your skanky knickers to everyone instead of just your SLartner. Is that the appeal? See, you might think I should have bought some and taken a picture, but no that is not going to happen.Don’t expect that to happen.
So today I visited the Oil Rig with the people behind Bottle Bird and got to see the new shoes. That is the life of a superelite SL model-slash-blogger. Okay so it wasn’t Maitreya but these will probably cost less than a Barnesworth prefab. (I like the Barnesworth prefabs, my shop is in one because the main thing I can’t build is buildings. Oh, and hair, but that’s less shaming somehow because so many of us can’t make hair and I include a couple of shops into that.) I don’t know, I always thought I was OTT when I got those 750 Bax boots (the short ones, not the other pair. You know, of the two shoes that shop sells, and what’s with that?) but no there is The Stiletto Moody Effect which is where shoes get more and more expensive until Moody has to raise her prices to keep up. Get G*Field shoes, those are cheap! And kawaii! And they have roses on them almost certainly! Or maybe you want to visit Cheese sim and get the new ones from Rachel Breaker. Anyone who is anyone will be wearing Breakers this season, dahling!
Hmm. Yeah, I am still getting used to blogging, trying to find my voice and think of something more interesting to say than “I like this dress.” Man, it’s a hard virtual life.I will just empty my brain onto the page and hope that works. I hope I don’t get banned from places like Pennelope Thiessam did. I don’t know her, but I will always think of That Waistcoat From Schadenfreude as “THE VEST” from now on. (I have it in blue, I think. Has it been red yet? I want it in red. But I disgress.) People are a bit sensitive about these things, they wouldn’t last five minutes on Fandom Wank. I’m going to be very nice about things so that I don’t get banned from shops that I like. Please don’t ban me for hoping I don’t get banned.
Anyway, today I found a Lady Gaga shop, apparently after everyone else because it seems someone *had* a Lady Gaga shop and has sold it for resale now. As you might imagine it contains nothing but reproductions of clothes worn by Lady Gaga. I like that, it shows balls and good taste in batshittery. I didn’t actually buy anything, but I did get some sunglasses off Xstreet that are like ones Lady Gaga wore that one time. See, I’m only talking about Lady Gaga so that my blog gets more hits. At the moment I only get hits from people looking for “chav blog” and “tattoos make you look hard.” I mean I am vaguely aware that updating five times a day would help but I crash a lot when taking snapshots so you know there’s that. Is it okay to just post a pic of what The Chav is wearing that day? Do I have to dress her up nice each and every time?
Speaking of Xstreet, I like that I don’t have to transfer funds to buy things there anymore, even though I still prefer shopping in-world. But there is something nice about logging in to presents from Xstreet servers. (BTW, it is my IRL rezday soon, what are you getting me?)
So I think the theme of this post is that I have no idea what I am supposed to be writing about. What do people like to read about apart from Skin Theft Drama that will be forgotten as soon as they release something with harsher cheekbones? I like to read gossip but I don’t really know any. Does anyone reads this? If so, pls to tell me what you like to read in SL blogs, because frankly I have no idea what to type into this space and let’s admit that it shows. But then SL blogging has been dead to me since Swirly Cyclone left us.
May 15, 2010
I hate 2.0. I tried it hoping I would crash less and it was all slow and things were in weird places and nooooo I hate change. I think I will be sticking with the old viewer until I am made to change it by evil Lindens. Am I doing it wrong or does 2.0 have no way to input numbers to get to an address on the map? That’s how I use SLURLS, I am a bit lost if I can’t do that.
When I logged in it dressed me in an array of things I hadn’t worn in months. I don’t know what that was about, and I should have taken a picture only that might have crashed me. Yeah, I often crash taking pics, it is rubbish for someone who blogs and has to make wee ads for things.
OH AND! House of Chav is now open in Harbeng! At least I think it is, I have a few more things to make before it will feel like it has enough stuff in it but it has some nice things that you want to buy. Now, if only I weren’t terrified of sending review copies to people. I fear their rejection and mockery. I really don’t have the confidence to do this stuff, but I do enjoy making spaceclothes as occasionally depressing as selling them in a shop can be. I sold one thing! I am a success now!
Anyway, I am pondering traffic and such. I don’t want to go the way of a hundred Lucky Boards and the like. Hey, remember when Lucky Chairs actually worked no matter what you put in them? And we’d all run about after the free stuff and there weren’t shops with a hundred chairs in them full of slutwear and Those Xstreet Thigh-High Boots? Man, those were the days. I got some complete crap out of Lucky Chairs, but I was happy because I’d had to teleport uphill both ways in the snow to get there. I think their very success has kind of killed them, in that there are so many of them now, in like every shop except the posh ones.
Same I think with freebies. I remember when any freebie was a Yay moment, but now I have got terribly picky about what I can get for no money. And I feel a bit bad about that, like when I trash Hunt prizes because they’re shit or ugly. (I find I’ve been avoiding the themed hunts just because of the sheer repetition in what you can win.) I have become ungrateful and snobby! I look down on certain shops because of what they’ve offered on 50L Friday, or Licence To Print Money Day as some might call it. As a consumer in SL I am quite a horrible person, really. I even felt bad when I didn’t like a recent skin release that should have made me piss myself and spend all my spacebux. Not that I have become a skin ho, except that I have. Dang, and to think I didn’t change out of Sin Skins Sakura for like a year before I finally cracked and bought a change of skin.
May 14, 2010
I went to Bijou for the first time. (There’s a couple in search, it’s a common name seemingly, you want the one in the Bijouaholic sim.) I got this and another thing, but that other thing is not shown here so I will not mention it apart from how I did just there. Anyway, there is a choice of top, and I believe it can also transform into a dress. Like one of those robots in disguise, amirite?
Boots are from G*Field, which shop I love but I have been waiting on a time to wear these boots because she sticks roses on everything and it doesn’t always go with the rest of my spaceclothes. Skin is Redgrave, hair is Boon from the sale that’s on until I think the 17th.
May 11, 2010
Today is a bit of a red day, I don’t know why. The cute jumpsuit thing is from Pink Outfitters, which shop I love. I think I picked it up when there was a sale a while back, but it is totes worth all your spacebux. Or however much it normally costs. It shows your bewbs though so I have also worn this shirt from artilleri. Which, again, I got in a sale. Look, guys, sales work! Have more of them! Guess where I got the hair? I am pretty sure it was in a sale at fri.day. Well, I know for sure it was fri.day, and I just assume it was a sale. I, err, don’t know that I’ve ever bought anything there outside the periodic sales. That latter probably deflates my “sales work!” thing, since there are a few shops where I now just wait for the inevitable sale to get stuff. Probably there is a happy medium somewhere. A happy medium where I get cheap spaceclothes.
Things not in a sale, are the skin and shoes. I love these High Oxfords from Tesla, and so should you.The skin is Ling from Glance, a bit darker than Chav usually is but I like how it makes her look a wee bit posh. I almost certainly got this because of a sale! There was one of those “find the cheap/free thing” sales on and while I was there I picked up the demos for Ling. I mean the Devon one is nice but you may know how many SLAsian skins are based on Devon Aoki and really how many of those does one girl need? Not that she’s not a pretty lady, but there are limits. Now that I’ve said that someone else will put out a cute one and I will end up with it as well. Oh, how tragical.
May 7, 2010
Continuing with the posh look today the Chav is in a lovely white suit from Paper Couture. It comes with gloves but those make it hard to pick things up, and a fur stole but darling fur is so out these days unless you want people thinking you’re into bloodsports. Yes, even virtual fur. On the one hand it’s not harming anything, but on the other it’s perpetuating the idea that fur is glamorous on anything but the animal it belongs to. Still, I suppose something needs to be done with all those Ozimals, and fur factories would explain why there’s so many of them about the place.
I just, I don’t know, I feel weird in virtual fur, even though some of it look great and it can be very tempting. If it’s any help the skin was made from live sharks. See, and you thought Tuli was nice. No, she kills sharks by skinning them alive and then using them to make us look prettier.
Shoes are from Cherry, where there was a sale or something. Part of Pink Outfitters, yeah? I like these shoes. Necklace is from Kunstkammer, sunglasses from Nylon Outfitters.
Hair is… err, I think it’s Clawtooth from last Halloween? Someone from Tableau, though, fer sure.
May 6, 2010
Today the Chav is dressed up fancy with a dress from Veschi what has a big bow on the back. I am pleased to see people still doing good with the system skirt, that maligned but useful clothing layer. This is about the perfect length for the system skirt, I reckon. Also the bow will help hide how huge it has made your arse look, if you worry about things like that. I believe Veschi has some sort of sale on at the moment, I went and bought half the shop like a day before that but I don’t regret it. (Though who else just waits for the fri.day sales these days? I know it can’t just be me.) IT HAS A GIANT BOW ON THE BACK! How can you resist that, eh?
Also check out these smashing sunglasses from JE*Republic that cost less than I had feared/expected. What we need is more bits of metal stuck to our sunglasses. At least I think that’s bits of metal. Whatever it is it looks lovely, you should have these so you can feel like some sort bes. s person hiding your identity from the plebes.
Hair is from Lamb. I am sort of in love with Lamb hair lately, I like the updo thingys. They have a nice look to them. I need all the hair, I needs it like meat needs salt, only more so. It is not right that I am deprived of it. Shoes are Paper Couture from a bit ago, skin is Tuli’s Sayuri which I should get around to blogging about one of these days.
May 5, 2010
Before you notice, yes that’s the same shoes in each pose, because I was too lazy to change them. I have just got a bunch of shoes but there would be matching and then working out what doesn’t need a space where a bit of clothing wants to attach and look just be grateful for the pictures, okay? Some of us are not good at blogging, I don’t really know what I’m doing here. Help. Does anyone have a bag I can breathe into?
Okay! So here are some clothes from r.icielli! This shop got many of my accumulated spacebux, and I don’t regret it. Prices are variable but not massively expensive by current Grid standards, and things are offered in various colours. It is quite a posh shop but the stuff is wearable and isn’t seemingly based on Lady Gaga’s most griefer-like outfits. Because looking interesting makes you a griefer. According to some. I had a lot of trouble picking what colours I wanted stuff in so I ended up with more white than I usually wear. I feel I should be wearing sunglasses with this stuff but that only occurred to me just now when it is too late to do anything about it.
You can also get a yellowish pair of those writing-on-them jeans free if you join the group. Which I did.
Skin is Redgrave’s Hana, hair is from Lamb, those shoes are from House of Curios.