Friday, June 26, 2015

Genre: Curb-Stomping Kawaii

Image Description: A woman in a camouflage, short ruffled dress walking away form an army jeep with a spotted dog in it.

The Military has rolled into Genre-town, and the results are... mixed. There's lot of camouflage in some very interesting places, and by far one of the most interesting is this combination of Lolita and combat colors. It's lover-cut than the typical Lolita, but pleasingly fluffy with the rough edges and rounded profile of classic Curious Kitties. It's fitmesh, so trying a demo first is a good idea, and in addition to the dark green I'm showing here it comes in water blue, sand tan, and urban gray. The skirt is more tutu than flowing layers of petticoat, and it's a fun shape to mix and match with tights or pants. There are also some very nice buckly belts around the waist, setting this apart from other Lolita styles. It comes with matching boots (not shown) making it a cohesive look. It was a lot of fun to take two very different things and try to combine them, and I think I managed admirably!

Image Description: Shoulders-up closeup of a woman in a camo, short sleeved dress with camo and bullet lace bracelets, camo and stars nails, and a spiked headband.

The rich, jungle color was an easy match with a variety of accessories - for example these amazing bracelets from Tanoshi, which also come in a bunch of other shades - like red, brown, teal, and navy. They have heavy rifle-sized bullets pinned around the edges with enormous grommets, and half of them come with lace in addition! They match my shiny star nails to perfection! Those come from Vengeful Threads and are enormously fun. Purple, pink, the green I'm showing, blue, and red are all options, each with silvery stars and bits of camo laid into them. I rounded out my look with two non-Genre offerings. The first are these awesome, flirty stompy boots from Dilly Dolls which seem simply made for combining steel toes and ruffles. They come in solid colors, but thankfully they are editable and one can select individual faces, so I was able to add dark and bright green to various surfaces and make it fit in better with the rest of my look - I adore modifiable clothes for so many reasons, but this level of individualization is a big part of it.

Image Description: Closeup of a pair of knee-high, gray boots with a large, green bow over the toes.

In contrast, the gray matches the bullets of my bracelets and the spines on my headband. That headband comes with the matching hair from Wasabi Pills with a fun single shoulder flow. I'm wearing it in mottled cool shades and gray to carry the color scheme further; I didn't want to go to warm and unsettle the effect. Look at how seamlessly the hair curls over one of my ears - and Wasabi Pills has moved more and more towards individual strands of curling hair, which make them really stand out. The final touch is my necklace, a heavy round shape like dog-tags but a little more sinister - this is one of my favorite necklaces from Eclectica, an octopus hugging a stone. I love every little coil of its tentaclely goodness, and it really pulls the whole outfit together - so to speak! Now I'm ready to take on all comers in the jungle, the prettiest General you've ever seen!

Image Description: Bust-up portrait of the same woman as above, this time looking slyly over at the top of a barrel and a box with a star on it.

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Sharon
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Body: SLink, Hands
Necklace: Eclectica, Octopus Neckpiece
Bracelets: Tanoshi, Bullet Bracelet (Genre)
Nails: Vengeful Threads, Stars in Camo (Genre)
Outfit: Curious Kitties, Camouflage Buckle Dress (Genre)
Stockings: Stellar, In Bloom
Shoes: Dilly Dolls, Danielle Boots

Pose: Glitterati

Location: Genre
Light Settings: Phototools, Lo Light 03

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping