Saturday, September 8, 2012

2012 Color Challenge: Week 37 - Royal Blue

Hidden Treasure

Royal Blue is a gorgeously rich color, and I fell into it quite by accident as a group gift from Dressed by Lexi; I suppose you could say I'm Lexidressed! The usual alpha issues of dresses with semi-transparent fabric show up here and there, but Lexi did something very clever when she built the skirts and made them multilayered and highly textured - which means often the alpha occlusion disappears in the layers covering layers. Combine that with the bias-hanging skirt, and you have a dress that is beautiful to watch move. This is a dress to dance in; Photographs of it in a static state really don't do it justice. The jewelry was made to match - I took the easy way out - and both are nearly free; the dress is a group gift and the jewelry and shoes are on sale. I paired it with this adorable hairstyle from Wasabi Pills, with it's cute over the ear style. No real closeups, though! It's often hard to pair hairs with ears and make it look good, so photography angles and shadows become very important. The little tattoo on my throat is from Belleza; all of the zodiac symbols were made for 50$L Friday but don't seem to still be available (sorry!). It comes in dark and faded (I'm showing dark) along with heart and star tattoos. I accidentally bought Capricorn, so I know the heart and star aren't just for the most important sign, Pisces.


I got really into Cristina Rad this week, who's a vlogger through Free Thought Blogs. I am not an atheist and I'm only halfway a skeptic (with the other half being mystic) but I really like her perspective even when I disagree with what she sees. The same goes for a lot of the bloggers on Free Thought Blogs; Pharyngula was my gateway drug, but I'm also a huge fan of Butterflies and Wheels and Greta Christina's Blog. I spend a lot of time reading blogs and very little time responding, but often what I read is carried through by me into larger, broader thoughts to try to encompass more of the world in a more accurate way. Now and then, there are dismissive comments made about how 90% of the population is a consumer instead of a producer; a similar perspective shows up in Second Life, where several bloggers have expressed horror at the people who come into Second Life, wear clothing, go to clubs, talk to other people, and never create anything. I personally think that the consumers are the other half of the equation; part of talking is having people listen, and with no one to listen, talking becomes more of an internal process rather than something which may have any meaning outside of the individual. Likewise, created clothing without buyers just sits on shelves unworn. Rather than the consumer being parasitic on the creator, I believe it's much more of a symbiotic relationship which has echos across human culture.

Talks Between Our People

( More pictures here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De la Soul, RooMee Rainbow
Ears: Illusion, Seelie Ears
Eyelashes 1: *X*plosion, PrimLashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: De La Soul, Inked
Lipstick: Mock, Micare Lipglimmer Hypoxia
Tattoo: Belleza, Picses Zodiac Dark
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Gloria Mesh
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle Wings
Dress: Dressed By Lexi, Dangerous Beauty - Midnight (group gift)
Jewelry: Dressed By Lexi, Dangerous beauty Jewelry
Shoes: G Field, Lady Rose Shoes, Blue

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only


  1. Hi Deoridhe..i loved to read your thoughts about consumer and creator.. i agree with you. they need each other...that last pictures is so beautiful and on the other picture i like the light in the eye..all very beautiful

  2. Very pretty. I love that last shot of you, so whimsical and serene.

  3. NIc: I'd imagine all of us dressers and photographers would agree!

    Thanks Ygrey and Anichka.