Monday, January 24, 2011

The Shaman Of Geometry


So I'm one of those people who does heaps of different things in SL, none of them particularly well if I have to admit it. Hey - if you've seen the pics on this blog, then you know what I'm talking about. Asides blogging I also fall off the ends of runways with style and grace occasionally. Yep; I'm a wannabe Zoolander. So when I saw a modelling competition hosted by Opium recently named the "I AM FIERCE WALKOFF" then there was no stopping me from working up my best Blue Steel. We were given total freedom to style and choreo ourselves, and this is what I ended up strutting in.


Luckily the judges also thought I was somewhat fierce; even after I submitted the wankiest outfit inspiration statement in the history of both worlds. I swear; I did NOT know it was going to be read out...

"I decided upon the theme of "Shaman of Geometry" and explored the physics and aesthetics of form. I discovered what happens when you combine it with the absolute purity of dark and light. Then I added lashings of sexual energy, poured it all into this performance... and I ribbed it for your pleasure."

I'm pretty sure that the audience's groans could be heard from space.


I'll be doing a proper review of it here in the next few days; but you are looking at my newest skin obsession, "Brent" by CheerNo. I'm wearing "Lux" in Skunk by MADesigns hair; "Bardot" eyeliner - yes I said eyeliner - by Kyoot @ Kozmetika; "Archelon" piercings by Rozoregalia; "Macabre Warrior" shoulder armour by LeLutKa. The white shrug is a custom from Miamai - sorry - but you can find these "Marcus" prim gloves there now. Bottom half I have the "Punk Not Dead X2" belt from N-Creation slithering down over my "Maya Pants" in Black and "Iveeyyyyyy omg can you please make these in white too pleeease?" from SN@TCH halfway hidden by the "Pirate Thigh Boots" by *LightStar* finishing with the "BlackBalled" spinal installation from El Jefe!

I had an absolute ball in this comp and if you are an aspiring model (or just a total attention hoar like I am) then you should go for the next quarterly Walkoff in April. But make sure that you take your own Monica Outlander or Honour McMillan to keep you sane too. Thanks ladies!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

When Five Year Old Princesses Get Their Way

[2011/01/12 00:41] monica Outlander: I will make the Raven gown and sell it 100% for EaHH
[2011/01/12 00:41] monica Outlander: the princess gown and named after her of course!
[2011/01/12 00:42] monica Outlander: Pink, glitter, sparkles and what else she said?
[2011/01/12 00:42] Winter Jefferson: Hearts and butterflies!!!
[2011/01/12 00:42] monica Outlander: I guess it would not fit YOU for your blog XD
[2011/01/12 00:42] Winter Jefferson: Like hell it won't, imma blog it anyways. Name a dress after my daughter, its the LEAST I can do!

Raven Sparklefairy

So... umm... this is why I'm dragging it up here on In Cold Blood again after promising not to. I promise it will look far better on you than it does me, and there is a good reason for you to want this too. 100% of the sales of this brand new gown "Raven Sparklefairy" by Miamai are going to the Extend A Helping Hand event at Adien sim to provide funds to the victims of the floods in Queensland Australia. This is the only location you'll be able to find this dress, along with a collection from some of SL's most generous and talented designers, and organised by the amazing Sanura Sakai, an artist based in QLD. They have an array of items for sale that you'll want regardless of the charitable intent behind them. All money raised will be going to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal which you can find at that link if you prefer direct donations.

Just as important as money though is keeping the well being of these poor people in your hearts and minds; although some of the flood waters have peaked we still don't see an end in sight, and there are still many people missing. More than one million square miles of Queensland which is 11000 homes and 75% of the state has been declared a disaster area. It's a long road back to normality, especially as the economy of this state has been crippled for as long as we can see. And with your help they will manage it.

"As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who we are. We are Queenslanders. We're the people that they breed tough, north of the border. We're the ones that they knock down, and we get up again." ~ Premier Anna Bligh.

UPDATED Extend a Helping Hand Market Sign

Main picture credit to Monica Outlander, EAHH poster to Sanura Sakai.