Red-Headed Step-Child

June 20, 2008

Free Tibet!

Filed under: Designer Tribute,Freebie Love,Mix and Match,Theme Outfits — Candy Lemmon @ 10:57 am

Second Life is a social game, but I have a hard time acting like it. My friends list is a barren place, and my chat skills pretty much die after small talk and topical jokes – but Martha is the exception. Everybody needs a virtual best friend to loaf around your house, demand your latest creations, and to dress up in exotic freebie finds for a drag-licious photo shoot.

That’s right, I said FREE. Yak & Yeti is a store I found by inspecting some fantastic jewelry a fabulously dressed woman was wearing – it was the most intricate and stunningly worked Indian necklace I had seen in Second Life, and I’ve been to every “Indian” store in search, so you can imagine my amazement when I read the prices – L$0. For EVERYTHING. Beautiful stacked bangles, saris (the fabric wrapped around us as skirts and over the shoulder) and cholis (the cropped shirts) in every color, and the most breathtaking Bollywood Jewelry set including earrings, necklace, 3 types of nose piercings, and a tika (our forehead ornaments) – in 3 color combinations!!! Needless to say, Martha and I bought the whole store, and I happily left a donation for the incredibly generous creator.

It was always my dream to have an Indian wedding – wearing red, dripping with jewelry, elaborate henna designs on my arms and legs. Of course, eloping sort of put that on hold, but Van and I still plan on pulling it off some day. Until then, I’ll wear my Yak & Yeti finery and smile. I’m wearing the Bollywood jewelry set in silver and topaz, with a pile of glass Indian Devdas bangles. They come with several wearing options, and would be a great ethnic accessory for summer, even mixed with something very Western. My very blue eye makeup is thanks to a Giana Paine skin, part of a new line for sale at only L$150. I’ve been loving her “Morena” skintone options. My hair is a newer release from Cake, the Barcelona; which I bought in a red and experimentally tinted darker. It worked well, which is good, because despite it’s quality I think L$375 is a ridiculous price for one color. Mine is the blue Silk Sari, with choli from the blue Beaded Lengha. My blue mehendi was a Mashooka Designs hunt item, and one of the over 40 amazing gifts – I haven’t felt so lucky since the Ivalde Easter hunt!

I had the privilege of styling Miss. Martha, who is quite the social butterfly and has an inventory suspiciously full of designer clothing, despite her empty wallet. Her eyes and expressive skin were gifts from Toast Bard, and reminded me of over-the-top Bollywood drama with love-ridden heroines. The wig is from Zsa-Zsa’s, and if you haven’t been to see the wacky hair selection yet, you’re missing out. She’s wearing the Nepalese Sari in red, mixed with the choli from the gold Embroidery Sari for a bit more color. We both chose the chained bridal nose piercing, hers from the gold and tourmaline set, along with Bindi B in yellow. Her colorful wax bangles are from the Indian Paheli set, in red.

On Candy:
Skin: GiGi Couture – Morena in Splash
Eyes: Miriel – The Iridescent Collection – Blue Opal
Hair: Cake – Barcelona in Maroon (Tinted Black)
Sari: Silk Sari in Blue (Free!)
Choli: Beaded Lengha in Blue (Free!)
Earrings, Tika, Bridal Nose Piercing and Necklace: Bollywood Jewelry Set in Silver/Topaz (Free!)
Bracelets: Indian Devdas Glass Bangle Set in Blue (Free!)
Bindi: Nepalese Bindis – Bindi A in Blue (Free!)
Mehendi: Mashooka Designs – Mehendi Pari in Blue

On Martha:
Skin: FD – Burst Out Heart Skin (From the Pink Potion, Past Freebie)
Eyes: FD – Heart Eyes (From the Blood Potion, Past Freebie)
Hair: ZsaZsa’s – Muse Wig in Yellow
Sari: Nepalese Sari in Red (Free!)
Choli: Embroidery Sari in Gold (Free!)
Earrings, Tika, Bridal Nose Piercing and Necklace: Bollywood Jewelry Set in Gold/Tourmaline (Free!)
Bangles: Indian Paheli Wax Bangle Set in Red (Free!)
Bindi: Nepalese Bindis – Bindi B in Yellow (Free!)

Curious about some of the vocabulary? See Foreign Fashion Vocab for more information.

For Slurls, see our Locations and Designers and Photo-Shoot Locations pages.




    Comment by tilly tokyo — June 20, 2008 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  2. Martha, you’re famous! I F’KIN LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Charlotte Barnes — June 21, 2008 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  3. Martha! You look so awesome! I can’t even stand it.

    Comment by Cricket Allandale — June 21, 2008 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

  4. Back off bitches, she’s mine!

    *breaks a bottle and brandishes it*

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — June 21, 2008 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  5. Marty, you just HATE all this attention, don’t you??? :)

    Comment by Charlotte Barnes — June 22, 2008 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  6. Candy, you nutter! Well I’m glad I made your friends list, YAY! I love talking to you sweetie, I don’t think you’re even close to as socially challenged as you claim to be, hehe. ON TO THE FABULOUSNESS! This is a great post, love the colors, love the setting, and LOVE that store! Instead of practical East Indian goodies, of course I bought a shoulder racoon on my first visit. Once a dork, always a dork :). Keep up the good work!

    Comment by IsabellaGrace Baroque — June 22, 2008 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

  7. LOL Bella, of course you did! I can only aspire to your superior ultra-dorkdom. What would I do without you?

    Comment by Candy Lemmon — July 3, 2008 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

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