Sunday, April 8, 2012
This is the season of Second Life Charities, and Wear Gray for a Day faire is one of those, found on a lovely sim in the style of a small town of stores. It's a little difficult to find your way around, having an internal 'c' of stores plus a circle of stores all along the edges, and a couple of little blocks of stores in free areas. All but a few stores are set up, and the quality of things is high but canted toward modern, casual female in general. You can also donate directly to the American Brain Tumor Association, either in addition to buying donation items (all of which were 100% that I saw) or instead of visiting. There's also a hunt going on, with pictures of some of the prizes shown on the website. I ended up picking up an almost complete outfit while I was there, aiming to match my awesome shoes from Forsaken. Multiple versions of the spiky, animal print wedges are available in a variety of electric colors all as donation items, but this is the official gray version!
The skin is an amazing creation of Rue, available in a few different colors for donation. Available for both men and women with a variety of characteristics, the white marks on the forehead and cheeks, and the pink blush under the eyes are part of the skin, as are these adorable freckles (it comes in a non-freckled version, too). I was beginning to think I needed to use another hair until I ran across Discord Design's glorious foray into rigged mesh hair, with this braided style I fell in love with. You can get it in sets of light or dark, or get all the colors in one. This is one of a couple of styles available for donation. I paired the whole look with a gorgeous dress from Blue Blood, with a thin trim of hot pink that I thought perfectly matched my cheeks. The outfit is prim, with an invisi-layer for the lower torso and upper legs, just to avoid flashing a bit of thigh. Across the chest is a white and pink band which handles the difficult SL mesh body well.
The jewelry is an old release from Eclectica - not being released at the faire but a valuable and useful addition to any inventory; the beads are recolorable in a bunch of shades in two separate sets, and the metal has three options. It comes with earrings, a necklace, and a ring, all showing in these pictures. The orange and purple eyeshadow is also not from the faire; it's a group gift from Mock that I put on to test and really enjoyed with the rest of the look. The eyeliner is from the faire, though - Silken Moon released a bunch of eyeshadow and lipstick for donation, as well as a variety of other items; the eyeliner is thick and dark, and the lipstick is actually editable and recolorable. Finally, the flower in my mouth from !bang was not only a donation item, but also a gatcha prize. I ended up with two of the white ones, but it was the perfect touch for my look! There are other colors, though, and a special rare silver one if you're willing to put in the linden.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: Rue, Anima - Neuromancer
Eyes: Rozena, Lively Eyes - cold dream
Eyeshadow: Mock, Carribean Twilight Elegance (group gift)
Eyeliner: Silken Moon, Stella Khol
Eyelashes 1: *X*plosion, PrimLashes
Eyelases 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss - Lepore Red
Flower: !bang, Euphoria Mouthie (white)
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ears
Hair: Discord Designs, Ohna - mid grey
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Jewelry: Eclectica, Clusters Jewelry Set (promotional item)
Dress: Blue Blood, Spring - yellow
Boots: Forsaken, Rawr! - Snow Leopard (promotional item)
Location: Cherry Manga
Light Settings: TOR, HORROR Namob islet
Water Settings: Glassy
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only