Circus Freak!

Wanna get freaky? Circus freaky that is…
Ya know how sometimes in SL, you stumble on things that are incredibly awesome just by pure dumb luck? Well, that happened to me today. I was following a link I saw on another blog, searching for this cool hair accessory the blogger was wearing, when I happened upon this awesome circus themed designers event going on @ the Le Cirque sim. OMG is it wonderful! Beautiful clown skins, gaudy carnival gowns, and freaky stylish hair, all over the place! Never before have I seen such a gathering of unique designers and designs! Needless to say, the second I bought some of the goodies I was itching to blog it. So here ya go…but FYI: this will be the first of several posts starring the fashions @ the Le Cirque event, because I didn’t want to overcrowd the post and wanted to give each look I found it’s own spotlight.

The first look I call The Circus Freak and is made up of the uber awesome, and detailed, Barlala hair and the incredibly creative Like a Rose dress; both from 3636 Couture.
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I LOOOOOVEEEEEEEE this hair! Its like nothing I’ve ever seen before;part lion’s mane, part bearded lady, its simply an amazing creation and will have you channeling your inner animal diva in no time! Can you say RAWR? It looks very beastlike when partnered with these cool Demonic Eyes, from ROI.
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This dress is also a very very interesting work of pixilated art. It manages to look like a copper colored rose and beastly fur pelts, at the same time. I lurve it!

So, if you’re itchin’ to look completely different from everyone else…(guaranteed! Grrr! Grrrr!) come on down to Le Cirque and indulge your inner freak!

Items found at Le Cirque event:
Barlala Hair (in umber) by 3636 Couture
Like a Rose Dress (in gold) by 3636 Couture

Other items worn:
Skin- Michelle (in tan) by LaVie
Demonic Eyes (in orange) by ROI (Located upstairs from Frosting Ink. everything in ROI is only 10L for the rest of this month!)


Beautiful Bloom

Its spring at last!!!! Yusssssssssssssss! Who loves spring stuffs? Ooooh, oooh! I do! I doooooooooooooo! That’s why I was tres excited when my store, Frosting Ink, was asked to participate in a designers event called Beautiful Bloom that’s all about celebrating the glory of spring, via exclusive stuffs by selected designers. There are quite a bunch of cute stuffs in this event, so I’ll just show you my faves…

I think my top fave item of this event has to be Olive Juice’s Paper Blossom Pose Room. Menu driven, packed with uber cute poses, and filled with gorgy detailed sculpty paper flowers… it is simply to die for! I could have played in mine all day! As you can see…
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(Room- Paper Blossom Pose Room by Olive Juice, Dress- Bloom Dress by NUT in light green, Hat- Bounty of Spring tophat by Frosting Ink)

I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this utterly adorable fairyesque dress from NUT that comes in three beautiful colors, light green, light orange, and pink. I have to say, the light green is my fave shade…and not just because it goes perfect with my Bounty of Spring tophat…I swears! *shifty eyes*
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I also really dig this cute hair (which is color changeable by click) and this lovely vintage-ish flower print skirt from Wot? It looks awesome with this really cute flower print tank by one of my fave shops; (since way back in my noob days) Twosome.
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(Hair- Wot?, Skirt-Wot?, Tank- Twosome)

Of course I couldn’t end this post without mentioning these super, super stellar poses called In Bloom by Olive Juice. The set comes with 7 different poses (only showing one cause I’m on a time crunch today, sorries) and seven little bouquet of flowers, each containing different poses. All you have to do is wear the flowers and you’ll automatically pose! How cool is that?!
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(Dress- Bloom Dress in pink by NUT, Hair- Wot?, Pose & Flowers- In Bloom pose by Olive Juice)

I haven’t showed everything the Beautiful Bloom event has to offer and there really is a lot of cool stuff to be had by all the different Bloom Designers.

Check out the Beautiful Bloom Flikr Group for pics of all the neat stuffs ^.^

Also be sure to visit all the stores involved in the Beautiful Bloom event: (Please Note: the event is not in just one location, each seperate store listed below will have thier Beautiful Bloom item for sale @ their mainstore location)

*Olive Juice by IsabellaGrace Baroque
*Wot? By Lili Revnik
*Molto Bene! by Annunziata Macchi
*Intrigue Co. by Katharine McGinnis
*Split pea by Melatonin Hax
*Awesome Blossom by Clementine Ishtari
*Frosting Ink by RayRay Shippe
*NUT by Bastet Hazelnut
*Bamalama by Alabama Smalls
*Twosome by Visa Volare
*Flowey.Poses & Stuffs by Flutter Memel

Bursting into bloom

Around Last Christmas, I discovered a fabulous hair shop that sales some of the most beautifully odd hair I have ever seen in SL. If you’ve never been to *BC322 Skull&Bones*, and love crazy creative hair, you have no idea what you’re missing! Ever since I discovered BC322, and nearly cleared out my Linden account (hehehe), I have been meaning to blog it, but alas… life is crazy right now so it just kept slipping my mind. However, the other day I discovered there was a new hair in the lucky board… and OMFG is it cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!

Introducing the Yoi-Yume hair…
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(Hair- Yoi-Yume by *BC322 Skull&Bones* [Lucky board only], Dress- Rue Corset Dress in pink by Sweeter Than Candy [only 90L], tat- Cake Hoar tattoo from my shop Frosting Ink)

bringing you sweet feminine pink tresses, while representing the delicate beauty of a cherry tree in spring bloom, and adding a whole lot of silly into the mix, all at once. Its pure win!!! Cause, like who doesn’t want to be a blooming cherry tree?
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After stalking that damn board allllllllllllll day, I finally got it! Yusssssssssssssssss! Its been a long time since I have been a lucky chair/ lucky board stalkin’, cause I’m one of those peeps that enjoys waiting as much as one might enjoy a root canal without any Novocain, but I gladly waited all day for this amazingly awesome hair, and if I’m willing to wait that long when usually I get antsy just waiting in line at a drive-through IRL…that’s saying something.
Cuuuuuuuuuuuute hair now on the *BC322 Skull&Bones* lucky board!
(*BC322 Skull&Bones* lucky board)

This hair is silly/beautiful perfection and will totally indulge your girly girl pink lovin’ side. However, you might want to stock up on Lindens if you’re going to BC322 for the first time, because everything there is just as amazing. They have everything from hair that comes with a feathered birdcage for your head, to hair that looks like an octopus sittin’ atop your noggin’. Trust me, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer awesome that is *BC322 Skull&Bones* So what are ya waitin’ for, ya lazy arse? Go check it out nao!!!

Fear of Sleeping

I was given a tip by BobE Schism about an art show by Miss Rose Borchovski yesterday. He urged me to go, saying it was definitely up this blog’s alley. I’m not quite sure what I expected…a small skybox with a few interesting pics on the wall perhaps? ( A lot of art shows in SL are like that) but, Miss Borchovski’s exhibit was anything but ordinary and sooooooooooooo not like most SL art shows! Her Exhibit blew my mind and had me grinning from ear to ear, in utter delight. This my friends, is what true art is all about; totally immersing the viewer in the vibe and story of the piece. Just simply making the onlookers forget about the world outside and lose themselves in the world the artist has created.

Rose Borchovski’s show Fear of Sleeping- The Tail of Susa Bubble is a jaw dropping intricate show; that tells the story of a girl named Susa Bubble who awakens from slumber to find she has somehow duplicated herself …and to Susa’s horror, the duplication goes on until many, many Susas are now crammed in her bedroom all of them crying out at once, “She’s to blame! She’s to blame!” and pointing at each other, in a whirl of mass duplication chaos. Its like the saying “You’re your own worse enemy” brought to life through SL art.

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(The story given on a NC when you click the sign upon entering the exhibit)

This Is the Tail
Of Susa Bubble
Who went to bed single
And woke up double

Woke up as two
In her single bed.
Who are you? Who are you?’
She said, she said,

There was no holding on after that
Some were happy, others sad
They all came in the same tiny size
Had short little fingers
And blue round eyes

All of a sudden it stopped finally
And they ended up with thirty-three

(Rose Borchovski)

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Also given in an NC upon arrival….

“We are proud to have an extraordinary artist at Il Giardino di Arte Libera form 7th to 28th february .

Sunday february 7th at 1.30 Pm (SL time) Rose Borchovski will open a new exhibit about her Susa’s tail, a dark tail she tells through different istallations in different sl places.

Rose is a a multi- media artist in rl “totally taken by the wonders of SL” (she said).
In her RL projects she mixes and crosses over the different medias, and her sl story of Susa Bubble will also be performed as a rl multimedia VJ-performance.

Under her hands Arte Libera’s garden becomes the naturally set for Susa’s nightmare, a place in which imagines, sounds, objects and nature move our deep soul.
(Simba Schumann)”

As Miss Schumann says in the NC, the exhbit involves your senses. So crank your speakers up, because the errie sounds that play as you walk through the show, really add something vital to the pieces, breathing them to a sort of nightmarish surreal life.

I also found a vid by Lono Allen done on the exhibit, that really tells Susa’s story using the sound bytes from the show, as well some interesting shots of the pieces.

Watch it: here

Rose Borchovski’s show is only going to be around till Feb 28th so go nao! You really, really don’t want to miss this! It truly is quite an experience and is perfect for lovers of surreal eerily whimsical art.

TP there ASAP!

Hanging Out to Dry

Yeah… long time no blog…well when ya have a new baby @ home plus just opening your own SL store (more on that soon) time gets pretty scarce. However, something recently inspired me to end the blog drought. I was browsin’ Flikr when I stumbled upon this really neat pic montage by a Flikr contact of mine, BobE Schism, with a link to one of the most unique and quirky little vids I have ever seen.
(Still Hanging Out to Dry by BobE Schism)

The vid is entitled Hanging Out to Dry and, surprisingly enough, is Mr. Schism’s first machinima ever! The vid is a kooky little representation of the ups and downs of a relationship between a guy and gal, and is done to the song Mischief of Cloud 6 by Pepe Deluxe. This is just one of those vids that will leave you with a smile on your face and having you push the reply button again and again. Its just so fun and brilliant in its quirky simplicity, and is just pure BobE.

(Hanging Out to Dry by BobE Schism)

Timed perfectly to the up beat, catchy, tune and packed with some stellar shots and angles…not to mention the clever use of some of SL’s basics, such as the drunk AO, (you’ll see what I mean when you watch it) Hanging Out to Dry is one of the best SL machinimas I have ever had the privlage of watching. Plus…I shall never get that song out of my head now! Gah! *shakes fist @ BobE*

Watch it here!

So I asked Mr. Schism a few questions about HOTD and here’s what he had to say:

Q: What inspired this vid? (even if you were just fucking around what went through your head while making it that caused the result)

A: I seem to always follow a similar path when creating anything in SL:

● Have daft Idea
● Attempt to implement said daft Idea
● Scratch head
● Wonder: “What happens if I press that button?”
● *Press button*
● “Shit! undo…undo…undo…”
● Live with consequences

For the actual storyline I tried to include the themes of balance, the push and the pull between two people..and the inevitable outcome. N’ stuff.
Q: What’s your favorite part of the vid?

A: The scene where Girl gets donked by the Black Thought, and the whole hanging off the edge section. Some bits came out better than I hoped. Others didn’t quite match the daft Idea I originally had. But I like having limits and discovering how to overcome them.

Q:. What was the hardest part to make?

A: Umm..I wanted some specific animations, so had to quickly learn Qavimator. So one of the anims was about 6 hours work (that would have taken a proper animator about 2 minutes) for a shot that lasted less than a second. Qavimator doesn’t seem to have an undo button. FML 😦
One of the reasons there isn’t much in the way of scenery is that we shot it on my friend Katje’s parcel with next to no available prims. To shoot the bunch of dropping 6s at the end, she had to delete half the furniture in her house to free up prims. Thank you Katje 🙂
The dropping 6s took quite a few attempts. Tidying the fucking things up afterwards was pretty hard. I’m still getting random 6s returned from neighboring sims 2 weeks after the event. heh.

Q: How long did it take you to make this?

A: Including learning how to use the editing software and qavimator, filming, editing, fiddling and prodding and messing?…about a week.

(May I add)
“How much did it cost?”
Only possibly the goodwill of Katje’s neighbors :-))

For more BobE Schism see his Flikr.

That’s all for now…happy vid watching and try not to get the song too stuck in your head! *waltzes off humming it*

Quoth the raven, “Nevermore…”

“Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door –
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door –
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,’ I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore –
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’

-The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

I’m in a very good mood right now because I’ve found the PERFECT look to channel my all time favorite poem; The Raven by E.A. Poe ^.^
Yeah…I was a goth/punk back in high school and I guess I never really grew out of it. :p


I was checking out Scribble’s winter white sale when I spotted this set appropriately named Nevermore that comes with the hair, beak, wings, feather necklace, and arm feathers. I just couldn’t resist it despite it’s 450L price tag, but hey, you def get your money’s worth with this utterly unique set.

Turns out this set goes totally perfect with this amazing dress I got from Bijou a while ago, called Crow’s Blood. Its a bit pricey, but would you just look at that detail! All those lush feathers… *swoon*

Complete this gothic poet worthy ensemble with these funky birdeh feet boots by Lazy Places. Which are so fun you just may want to wear them all the time once ya put em’ on ~.^ They even leave bird feet tracks as you walk in rezz friendly places! How cool is that?!

*Nevermore set- Scribble 450L
*Crow’s Blood dress- :bijou: 500L
*Myth Boots Harpy Black- Lazy Places 350L

So go flap them wings and go pick these up, ASAP!

The Cat’s Meow

I admit, I’m a bit of a cat lover IRL. That’s why I fell head over heels in love with these two fantastic feline items I found from Grim bros and Illusions, that are just too creative and unique for words!

Slap on this awesome cat mask by Illusions, that comes with several different color change options, and you’ll be cravin’ a saucer of milk and a good scratch behind the ears in no time ^.^
While you’re at it why not stuff some fuzzeh mini kittehs on yer feet? Check out these new release ankle boots from Gim Bros. The texture is so plush and snuggleh lookin’ and the delicate sculpted prims are just so puuuuurrrrrrrfect! I lurve their little tails! ^.^

Mask- Illusions Cat Mask 250L
Boots- Grim Bros Kittie Kittie ankle boots 255L

So go chase a ball of yarn, have a nice nap by the fireplace, and go pick up these awesome items! Nao!