Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tuxedo Corsets

(psst! You want to read past the cut to find out where to get the AWESOME L$1 pose sets [an entire set of 10 or 15 for 1 spacedollar!] used in a lot of the ads.)

SL crashed on me, and I desperately need to follow its example, so I'll try to be quick(ish) here.

Newthing! Tuxedo Corset suits, option tails for the jackets, bowtie, velvet choker, top hat, pants, 2 skirts (scripted, of course, non scripted versions packed away if you need them), 2 pairs of gloves. I think that's everything, I'm tired and only got 5 hours of sleep last night. The long ones thrown in because I used them to cheat the shirt layer for sleeves with the jacket (Note: Do not wear without jacket unless you're aiming for a wardrobe malfunction), and hey, more gloves are always nice.

Separate, or divvied into 2 fatpacks of 4: a monotone with the white, grey, black, and pink(! Gogo = bad influence), and a set of the jewel tones with black. The jewel tones have gloves that very subtly differ, while the gloves are black, the buttons at the wrist match the colours. Plus, buy either fatpack and you get a tophat that changes all those colours on touch (plus the hat itself can go green or purple or whathaveyou), a bowtie that changes all the colours on touch, and the secrethiddenbonus of the two pair of (also colour change) sculpted high heel shoes used in a lot of the pictures! And they're mod.

Here's hoping I get this right.

The Lady in Black: Hair is Philotic Energy Xin in Ruby, Skin is TaP Vivant Almond Fleur SE, and Schadenfreude Astraios earrings
The Lady in Grey: Hair is Pudge's The Valerie, Skin is Another Shop Re Wrath, boots unreleased, and Schadenfreude Geoffrey Monocle and Flewksbriar earrings
The Lady in White: Hair is Philotic Energy Billie in Black, Skin is Minnu Old Hollywood gloss, and not that you can see but I think she's wearing the as yet unreleased DA Venus earrings in gold
The Lady in Pink: Hair is Philotic Energy Eira in Sandy Blonde, Skin is Minnu Pale Lime, and Schadenfreude Heortecaeg earrings
The Lady in Red: Hair is Pudge The Jill, Skin is Another Shop Re Lust, boots unreleased, and Schadenfreude Blood Ruby earrings
The Lady in Green (and I use "lady" loosely, I usually don't clean up this well =p): Hair and Skin unreleased, and Schadenfreude Buckle Platform boots and DA Jupiter necklace
The Lady in Blue: Hair is Pudge The Crystal, Skin is Skins by Cathy Aphrodite
The Lady in Purple: Hair is Pudge The Kiki, Skin is unreleased, Stockings are Savvy? Concubine Trash, Grave is Arcadia Asylum, Brackle is from the stockings I just took away since it's after Xmas, Schadenfreude Buckle Platform boots
All eyes by Miriel.

I blame Pudge for these ads taking me days upon days. I love Pudge hair, it's infinitely adorable, and The Jill got me on a riding theme for the red, and it snowballed from there.

Seriously, I just had this vision of a saucy fashionista that would go on a fox hunt and thoroughly scandalize everyone there, with style. I...sort of want a horse now. And I have the Another Shop skins (which, if I were in the market for skins, would actually have been at the top of my list even before she started giving them away, I think they're gorgeous), so even though it would be thoroughly weird to not be Allegory...

You should stop by Schadenfreude anyway, I'm taking up the gifts next, and the jingle bells earrings (that jingle!) were only put out a couple of days before Christmas so you may have missed them. Also, so many of the poses are from the awesome sets that my neighbor Gogo of Demoiselles (she also fronts the beach, other side of that walkway between shops- she really is next door) is giving away for L$1! She's the other reason this all took so long.

All in the La Reina location for now. Tomorrow when I'm not dead I should be putting the tuxes out elsewhere.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

'Nog recipe

I make a wicked eggnog (I also make a mean eggnog cake that uses a couple of cups of this eggnog in the place of the eggs and milk). If you haven't had 'nog made from scratch, you haven't had 'nog. Mine is at heart a Williamsburg recipe. It makes a massive amount. Too much for my not-small mixer, not to mention enough for a small army (you don't want to save eggnog for long, it is, by far, best fresh). I usually make at most a half recipe- and in the future even when I want a full I need to make two halves (at least I come by it honestly, my grandmother used to use every dish in the house when cooking...and at least I didn't get egg on the ceiling...this year). I used Omega 3 healthy eggs this year...and learned that a) the yolks are fragile which makes separating a pain, and b) the whites fluff up full of air more than regular eggs, for some reason. So, not _really_ a recommendation.

Full recipe:

18(!) eggs
3 cups fine granulated sugar
1 quart heavy cream
1 quart milk (we use Lactaid)
1 bottle of bourbon (note: recipe calls for 5 bottles, of cognac. Recipe overdoes the alcohol so you cannot taste the eggnog. Still, have a second bottle handy in case you decide it needs more)
fresh nutmeg, with grater

Take your 18 eggs, and separate whites and yolks into 2 mixing bowls. Do not attempt without a mixer unless you really want lots of arm hurting (but, I suppose, it would contribute to good biceps!), because next you add 1 cup sugar to the whites, and beat them thoroughly until they are "very light." I go for starting to hold its shape a little- "mommy, I want to be merengue when I grow up."

Set that aside, and now it's time your yolks got a beating. We're going for thick and pale this time, and once that's reached, add in the rest of the sugar, and continue mixing. Very slowly add half the bottle of bourbon, and stir it in. Stir in the heavy cream and the milk, and put the whole mess in a punchbowl. Pour in the rest of the bottle.

Fold in the egg whites- not super mixed! Ladle out a cup, grate from nutmeg over the top, and taste it to decide whether that second bottle is needed. Keep "tasting" until either you think it's got the right amount of bourbon, or you can't feel your feet.

Enjoy your holidays, dealing with family now may be a little more palatable, if you're drunk off your ass.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Buckle boots

Bad blogger, no cookie. I posted this last night, and you ated it.

Allegory has been wearing the plain buckle boots around for quite some time, and I sort of had in the back of mind that I might release them someday, but I was in no big rush.

I added some fur that matches the Santa hats for the holidays...and a few people were WANT, so I figured I ought to shove it all out finally. Especially since the furry will become holiday inappropriate soon (but then, I've still been walking around with the treat bucket upon occasion, so....)

The plain have an alternate version that's a little shorter, without that section with the top buckle. Both have a little larger, and clunkier, size, for very small boyfeet.

Santagory has been hopping around the world, bringing antlers and coal to the good little boys and girls of SL. (I did see someone randomly somewhere who'd apparently stopped by for a stocking wearing the lights antlers in blue, with the most fabulous faun avatar, wearing a blue dress and a blue glowing nose! When we're talking blue, the blue glowing especially also look dead fabulous with the new silent sparrow group gift, which you SHOULD ALL HAVE if you do not already. Seriously, 'tis fabulous, and making me think about starting to actually take my boy avatar places- though girl Allegory looks quite glam in it as well.)

Alternately she's dreaming of a black or a red Christmas:

(The red santa hat is tinted a sort of muted teal to get the burgundy, the striped scarf is free under the tree, and these are of course the NosferCoat in Noir and Sanguine. Neither pair of pants have hit public release yet..I may be working on getting the striped ones ready soonish though.)

Swing by La Reina to pick them up and get a stocking if you haven't yet! (Also available in Area 51, and eventually onRez, where the furry will stay up after I pull it from shops, I'm sure.)

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Please forgive, fashionplanet, this was posted to the wrong journal. Not fashion related, but nuts and bolts useful (if interested, moved here, where it belonged in the first place).

Thursday, December 13, 2007

NosferCoat and Stockings!

Firstly: There is new freebie distributing funess in the La Reina location! The stocking follows in the tradition of the bucket: you carry it around, and anyone can touch it to be given a little present. It gives out candy, some coal for the naughty boys and girls, and, my favourite, antlers:

(Animal photos taken in Le Zoo, because I've always wanted to put on animal bits and pose with the real ones. The antlers come in a variety of variations, and the antlers themselves also come in brown.)

Choose the colour scheme you would like by touching the one of your choice hanging off the big table. The ones you'll carry about have a stuffed toy and candy sticking out of them, but I'm already scandalously abusing my prim limit for the store as is.

Secondly: I was feeling psychosomatically cold for poor Alle, walking around with bare arms, so my very first coat, and, in fact, very first clothing released other than the logo tank top, is out! The NosferCoat is inspired by the coat worn by Count Orlok in Nosferatu (the 1922 version, of course), and comes in 5 colours, available separately, or in a fatpack:

The lovely Nivaya Barbosa and Subversive Writer were kind enough to do some modelling for me. Subversive is wearing a wonderful shirt from BareRose, Al, on the end in the Sepia is wearing the Sweeney Todd shirt, a group gift from silent sparrow (it's a gorgeous set) and hair by TRUTH, and Niv is far far too stylish for me to keep up with.

The stocking, as well as the presents under the tree that have been known to gather fellows upon occasion, are only at the La Reina location. The coat is also available in Area 51, and, as soon as I do some prim juggling, in Le Cadre'. Additionally, it will soon be up on onRez, for gifting.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

8 Random Facts: because everyone is doing it

Melanie tagged me to do this thingie. And I'd better do it now before it falls out of my head.

Here are the rules:
(1) Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
(2) People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
(3) At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
(4) Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

I am skipping steps 3 and 4. Because I barely know 8 people in SL, and...Mel's just about the only one with a blog, I think!

1) I tend to be pathologically shy, except when I'm a) a chatterbox, or b) a snarky bitch. Allegory brings the snarky bitch out in me. I'm also semi terrified of talking to people I don't know, and, well, that explains the " I even know 8 people in SL?"

2) Allegory's favourite colour is green, but mine is purple. We both generally sport hair of our respectives (I haven't had my natural haircolour in a decade or so). We also have different totem animals.

3) I generally don't do these spammy going around things =p. But I'm doing this one for Mel! Don't expect it to happen again!

4) I've been written up in medical journals for a wacky condition (no, it's not actually interesting, nor is it particularly disgusting. It's just sort of odd) I had that plagued me growing up. (It's also indirectly responsible for me being sick for almost 2 months this year.)

5) I used to become obsessed with bizarre things every few years when I was growing up. I've forgotten most of what I knew, but at different times, I knew just about everything you could find out without a degree about ancient Egypt, Greco-Roman mythology, medieval alchemy, dinosaurs, and astronomy (yes, I was a very bookish child). And possibly other things I've forgotten at the moment. I no longer get quite so immersive, and tend to juggle multiple obsessions at a time.

6) I have a reeeeally bad memory. I will just totally forget things constantly, including forgetting what I was in the middle of doing all. the. time. On the other hand, I will remember things people have told me for years afterwards when they've forgotten them entirely.

7) I lose things, and look where I think they are. And look again. And look another couple of times. And then, eventually, they are actually there. No, I don't know how this fits into a worldview wherein it is not that case that God plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players (ie. everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.

8) The quote at the end of the last one should clue you in, I'M A GREAT BIG NERD.

Santa hat

News in the land of La Reina:

New ZOMGPURPLE store with the same footprint as the old. It's sort of ridiculous in certain ways, but I love it so.

New (sculpted) santa hat put out tonight. I haven't done ads for it- instead they are sitting out in the store so you can play with the colour changing (poke bits for the menu- trim: white, grey, black, and red for Sub's inverted Santa; hat: red, green, blue, purple, pink, white, and black). Sit in the chair and it sortofvaguely hovers where it would on your head. One of the ones out is copy/no trans, the other is trans/no copy, for your permissions pleasure. (The real versions will only pay attention to your poking, store models are modded to listen to long as I didn't flub the code, since I can't test it, being the owner!)

Also I've done a little bit of Xmas decorating. Pink sandman, er, snowman, by the door has a very ridonculous pose in it (poke him to hang out with him), the lights around the store can also be changed by more poking, and there's a tree in the middle of the store that will be accumulating presents. So far only the his and hers sets of Helios are out- if you got them in the treasure hunt, swing by for new versions anyway, these are mod enabled as they were always supposed to be.
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