Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

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Urban Influence

Urban fashion is something very close to my heart. In my real life, I am greatly influenced by American designers and regional urban fashion. I live in the north east of the United States in Massachusetts and I find that where I live reflects in the way I dress. Now, I’m not talking about dressing for the weather or dressing according to class or anything like that. I mean there is a culture that is specific to the northeast, particularly the east coast, that drives my fashion sense. NYC is the fashion capitol of the northeast and the birth place of hip-hop. It is also the portal to the rest of the world’s perception of northeasterners, defining what we wear and what we consider “street chic”. Since I attended college in NYC and spent many summers traveling back and forth from Boston on the Greyhound bus  to do shopping on the weekends as a teen, I consider my sense of style to be a diverse hybrid of sorts. I have the preppy, New England side of me and my NYC divalicious “from the block” side fighting for the dominant role in my ensemble from day to day. Today, NYC won the fight with a one two KO to the face of New England. California (my second home for the first half of my life) snuck in a few jabs as well. This is evident in the 60s style colorblock mini dress from COCO. I believe urban fashion is all about where you’re from. It is not a simply defined genre of fashion. I also do not believe it means looking slutty or tough or even “ghetto”. It’s all about confidence, cultural influences and the loudest voice in terms of expressing individuality in the concrete jungle. If you have ever seen an ostrich do it’s mating dance or a male peacock show off it’s fabulous plumage, you know exactly what I am talking about.

COCO for GODIVAs of SL

Lush Limited for GODIVAs of SL

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Getting Ready to Go

Now that I have retired from modeling, I feel it is time for a much needed vacation. With the holidays just 2 weeks away, I thought it would be nice to get the gals together for a nice weekend getaway. So I called over Cinnamon and Mocha GODIVA (Anigma Eulenberg and Ngozi Faith) and we spent the night deciding what to bring with us. Before long, we had an entire stack of suit cases and would need a flatbed to get it all to the airport. Oh well, you know women, we take everything we think we will need…

Getting ready to go (pic 1) Getting ready to go (pic 2) Getting ready to go (pic 3)

On Cinnamon (Angima Eulenberg)

Dress: House of Torn – Rizzo
Shoes: Nardcotix – MANA Edith
Bag: House of Fox – Carrying Trunk (The Arcade)
Cigarette: NikotiN – Lady Classic
Gloves: Celoe – Mery
Shades: bitch/bastard store – Smoovies
Hat: DECO – Fedora
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Late Night Hoops
Hairbase: Shi – Icon
Lipstick: m.o.c.k. cosmetics – Burnt Umber Lip Gel

On Me (Vikeejeah Xevion)

Hair: [LeLutka]-LANA hair/Dark Grayscale
Lips: [sauce] rogue hysteria ; lipglosses for c88
Blush: {D.A} Contour Blushes Pink Med.
Skin: {Meghindo’s} ~ Dreea ~ Caramel Skin Tone ~
Earrings: Color.Me.H.O.F [TriangleEarrings] Gold
Dress: {Meghindo’s} ~ Sequined Midi ~ Grass ~
Ring left: [B] Mesh Versace Ring – gold
Ring Right: Color.Me.H.O.F [TriangleRing] Gold
Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_NudeManicure
Shoes: [Cliche] Citta Stiletto (black)

On Mocha (Ngozi Faith)

Hair: Beret: Aglaia– New World Beret
Hair: !lamb. Wild at Heart- Twix
Eyelashes: Miamai_Catwalk Lashes- Evergreen Erotica 03
Eyeliner: :esk-imo: Sharp Black Eyeliner
Lipstick: .:vive nine:. Lyse Lips-Stain
Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Nightingale
Broach: R.icielli– Iris Skull Headpiece/Graff blackgems
Top: Color.Me.H.O.F Retro Top Black/Purple
Skirt: (CM) Jackie Skirt- Peach/Blue Belt
Stockings: Izzie’s Tights-Torn
Shoes: J’s Vintage Short Boots

*Special thanks to the wonderful photographer, Amanda Hausner for taking these amazing fashion shots for us at midnight SLT. They are absolutely stunning! You can view more of her fabulous pics on her Flickr Stream*