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In an uncharacteristic bout of courage I asked for permission to join the “Fashion Blogger Group” yesterday and despite my doubts I was admitted without further ado. Everyone involved was really friendly and accessible – the latter being something one can easily forget when the people are only experienced through their blogs.

Blogger Appreciation Week culminated in a party for bloggers today, and even though we all received an overwhelming amount of presents (I’ll probably be busy opening boxes until the end of the week), the best about it was this sense of community. It seems the group will continue to exist when this weekend is over, and I personally believe this is a great institution.

There was a dress code enforced at the party to keep the lag as low as possible: blue jeans and white tank top without any prim attachments, bare feet (no shoes or prim feet), no jewellery or other attachments; hair was allowed as well as 1 prim attachment to face/ head, for example lashes or a single piercing or pointy ears, and a not too elaborate AO.

Body:

Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Kitten 1
Eyes: (Miriel) Realistic Eyes – Mossy Rock
Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather
Hair: >TRUTH< Nikhita – night

Outfit:

Top: [Whippet & Buck] Hykova Buttoned Tank ALABASTER
Jeans: /artilleri/ Nina highwaist pants *blue*
Finger / Toe Nails: [Love Soul] Nail*Colors*Red

Other:

Pose: -AnaLu- *fresh poses* 5

Of course, I tried to stay true to my blog theme and preferred styles. Usually, my outfits aren’t that casual, but the high-waisted jeans gives it a bit of a retro feeling, and the skin choice wasn’t limited. Truth’s “Nikhita” hair turned out to have lowest prim number of all I tried and still works as a retro hairdo. A little colourful accent with red nails (even though nothing can realy save the avatars’ feet from looking strange without any shoes on), the new Whippet & Buck tanktop, and I was ready to go.

It was fun to see how different we all looked despite wearing the same “uniform.” Amazing, how much personal style you can express with such limited means.

Every single one of the organizers and content creators who spoiled us so generously would deserve a separate thank you, but I can only single out Callie Cline for happily taking it into her hands to organize such a mass event after initiating it. Many thanks also to everyone else who was part of it. It was through this group that I stopped thinking about bloggers as “them” and started to include myself into the term.

Thank you!

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Since my pictures still are full of graphic glitches (broken water reflections and light effects), I’ll go with something simple for starters:

All:

  • Skin: Fleur Allure Alabaster Kitten 1
  • Eyes: (Miriel) Realistic Eyes – Mossy Rock
  • Lashes: (Miriel) Lashes – Feather
  • Dress: *ICING* Camilla Blossom
  • Shoes: =DeLa*= Pumps Stella” Noir Black

Spring 1954 (left &  middle):

  • Hair: Kin -Joan- [black]
  • Gloves: *Fleur* Gloves Long Black
  • Earrings: Paper Couture Faceted Golden Sapphire Dangle
  • Stockings: ~Blacklace~ Passionate Touch: Black Sheer Stockings
  • Pose (left): -AnaLu- *fresh poses* 5
  • Pose (middle): [LAP] – C-Cuteness [freebie pose]

Spring 2009 (right):

  • Hair: >TRUTH< Nikhita – night
  • Earrings: Paper Couture Diamond Bow
  • Stockings: *Sheer* Stockings 27: Opaque Black
  • Nails: Ibizarre Nail Polish – firebrick
  • Pose (right): [LAP] – Kewtie Pie

*ICING* has been one of my favourites since the very beginnings.  What amazes me is not only the superb quality for such a comparatively low price, but especially that her outfits usually work both as vintage and as “vintage style” attire. “Camilla Blossoms” would work equally well as a party dress in 2009 and as a cocktail dress in 1954.

I have paired it in both cases with the same pair of shoes and the same make up; they have a nice vintage feeling without dating you. In RL, there probably would be a visible difference between the two make up versions, but in SL we can pretend that the 1950s cosmetics were less pancake-y than they really were.

The biggest difference is the hair, as nowadays the options are far more diverse and people usually choose a less cemented coiffure. Truth’s “Nikhita” manages to look groomed without being overly formal – a very youthful yet grown up hairdo. In 1954, a lady-like look was desired, even if it added a few years to your appearance.

To heighten the contemporary appearance of “Spring 2009,” I added opaque black stockings to the outfit – a feature which could be frequently seen on the catwalk for this season. The shoes, sash and earrings take up the bow motif, which currently is very much en vogue, as is the oversized flower print. In contrast, the print would have been somewhat of an avantgarde look in the 1950s since fabrics were usually printed with smaller, less abstract flower patterns then.

I tried to express the change of mentality which occured between those decades through the poses. It is a real shame that there aren’t more bloggers who credit the poses they use, since without them, all of our pictures would look the same. A good pose not only compliments the avatar’s outfit: it’s like the difference between watching a profesional (talented) actor and a bloody (untalented) amateur on stage. The actor can conjure up a whole new person just through body language, while the amateur will always remind you that you are but watching a pretender.

Finally, a close-up of the earrings for those interested:

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