Red-Headed Step-Child

January 13, 2009

Dress Me Up in… Weirdiculous! (by Paulina Oceanlane)

Filed under: Challenge,Designer Tribute,Dress Me Up!,Mix and Match — Candy Lemmon @ 1:41 pm

We finally reached the end of our “Dress Me Up!” request list, and I think I’ve saved the best for last! These challenges have had us going in a million directions – from ballgowns to sweatpants to samurai swords – but this one has us breaking our molds to pieces. When Paulina Oceanlane styled us in Weirdiculous and urged, “The dorkier the better!”, it inspired us to give the DP YumYum CSR bunny avatars a try.

If you’ve never been to Paulina and the girls’ page, “Who Let the Dorks Out?“, go now. Van and I are regular readers, it’s like a sexy magnet for all that great stuff in SL that makes you smile and laugh. In true dork fashion, I’ve been wandering the grid looking a lot less playboy and lot more bunny, and I have to say it feels delightful. The overall selection at Weirdiculous is MUCH more colorful than the looks I’ve chosen here, but I’m still a fashion bunneh, and I decided on a “Geek Chic” approach. That, and I’ve always wanted to wear Bjork’s swan dress. I found a match for her hairstyle in House of Heart’s Jordan, and I chose some simple pumps to keep the focus on the unique design.

I knew Van would look cute in the “Nerd Boy” outfit, but Bunny-Van looks cuter than a kitten cuddling with a puppy. The set is packed with this entire look, including his prim bow-tie and shoes, not to mention a skin and shape to match. The fanny-pack alone convinced me to buy it, it actually contains a protractor and ruler(!), and is a perfect example of the awesomely bad creations available in the store. He edited Antonia Marat’s taped Buddy Holly glasses to fit and we both had to do a lot of modding for our hair, but it was a treat to see my bunny-boyfriend in Armidi’s classic Poynter.

Thanks to everyone who played the Dress-Up Game with us, and another special thank you to Ach – who even makes it look cool to go furreh.

On Candy:
Dress: Weirdiculous: Swan Lake Costume
Bunny Avatar: DP YumYum – Winter CSR Prize!
Hair: House of Heart – Jordan in Bitter Chocolate
Shoes: Storm Schmooz – Opinelle Stilletos in White

On Van:
Outfit: Weirdiculous – NerdBoy (Including Shirt, Pants, Suspenders, Shoes, Socks, Bow-Tie, and Fanny-Pack with Pens and a Protractor!)
Bunny Avatar: DP YumYum – Winter CSR Prize!
Hair: Armidi – The Old Poynter in Red
Glasses: Artilleri – Buddy Holly Glasses (Taped Option, Edited)

Poses:
Long Awkward Pose

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January 12, 2009

Dress Me Up in… Casual! (by Stacie Pryor)

Filed under: Challenge,Dress Me Up!,Mix and Match — Van Kline @ 1:30 pm

Stacie Pryor of Fashion Ascension has laid down the greatest challenge of our short blogging career. Old jeans? Hoodies?? Poor Candy was pulling her hair out trying to find something to wear. Well, for all her stress, look at how cute she looks!

From her adorable Kin ‘do to her sweet Kitty’s Rampage flats, Candy is a Venus in sweats tonight. This look is totally something Candy would wear at home in real life. The sweater dress, the ethnic earrings, and the animal print scarf all have real world twins. Her mehendi and nose piercing are a nice touch, Indian-inspired accessories are a favorite of Candy’s.

The base of my casual look was a complete no-brainer. This Creamshop hoodie looks great with my Fuse jeans, and it’s a look that’s very similar to something I would wear to work – minus all the dangly bits. You all know about these infamous hi-tops, I decided on kind of a crazy combination of patterns and neon colors. I’m a preppy fancy-pants most of the time, so it was fun to throw on some rock n’ roll accessories, like these facial piercings from DEEKS that I’ve had for ages. On my hands I’m rocking the Michael Jackson finger-tape with the Robert Smith nail polish. The Aoharu scarf was Candy’s idea and I think it looks great. I’m staring to think I could pull this off in real life and I’m searching for that scarf right now…

This challenge was tough of both of the bastards. Who said casual was easy??

On Candy:
Skin: Vogue Deviant Nation – Drama Queen Trash in Pure (No Longer Available)
Eyes: Miriel – The Jeweled Collection – Blue Opal
Hair: Kin – Erika in Red
Shirt: Illuminaire – Rainbow Brite Girlie Tee (No SLurl Available)
Dress: Thimbles – Your Mom’s Sweater Dress in Sad Blue
Sweatpants: UnTone Quilt – Puchidabopan
Sandals: Kitty’s Rampage – Aperture Flats (Dark Red Option)
Scarf: Artilleri – Funky Scarf in Leopard
Earrings: Dark Mouse Jewelry – Black Garnet in Copper Earrings
Nose Piercing: Yak & Yeti – Nose Ring
Mehendi: Canimal – Henna Pack
Manicure: Armidi – True Enhance Prim Nails

On Van:
Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – The Arctic Collection – Midnight Sun
Eyes: Naughty Designs – Dare in Dusk
Shirt: Aoharu – Spyder T-Shirt in White
Sweatshirt: Creamshop – Cross Dot Hoodie
Jeans: Fuse – 101 Factory Jeans
Sneakers: UBU – Pornstar Xtra Hi-Tops (Various Patterns and Neon Colors)
Scarf: Aoharu – Afghan Stole in Light Green
Suspenders: Kari – New School Suspenders (Pink Option)
Finger Tape: SiniStyle – Taped Fingers and Black Nails (Index and Middle Option)
Piercings: DEEKS – Double Lip and Spiked Labret, Lobe with Industrual Piercing, and Lobe with Spiked Piercing

Poses:
LAP – Barbie Girl
Happy Dispatch – Male Pose Pack

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