Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Have You Seen The Muffin Girl?

Why Sure They're Fat Free!

After a full year of working crappy jobs, I found my dream job today at **DP**yumyum which makes awesome clothes in addition to baked goods. Who knew I could be a product spokesperson for muffins? It combines my secret desire to be a model with my not so secret love for quick breads. It's just the greatest thing since, well, since sliced bread!

Dot Lane is wearing:

A FleurVivant Blush Dig Ophelia 3 Skin
A B11 Shiphone [chiffon] Dress (30L!)
The Aoharu Soft Ice Cream Necklace in Strawberry/Cherry
Maitreya Slinky Stilettos
booN KRC02 Hair in Black
Nylon Dots Black Tights from Sheer
A Hanauta Thank You Kiwi Ring in Silver

Friday, July 25, 2008

Yay Prizes!

So, my genius has finally been recognized and I've won a prize, a coveted Honorary Loldork Award from Who Let the Dorks Out? Now, of course, I didn't win the contest outright and I would have declined the top prize if I had, seeing as how my sleeping with all the contest judges might be considered an unfair advantage over the other contestants. Don't look at me like that! There were only three or four or twenty judges--actually it all is kind of a blur. Still, it's nice to have my inner dork recognized, and I received a box full of some of the dorkiest things imaginable.*

*no judges were actually slept with. There wasn't enough time for sleeping, if you know what I mean, wink wink, nudge nudge.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Geest Goes Neko: Eat Rice Fashion Show - July 20, 2008

Like a lot of totally awesome things, Dot introduced me to Ellie Celt and Eat Rice!

by proxy when, upon seeing the cuteness that she is, I declared "I must own this!" and dashed off to acquire.
Saturday evening, Eat Rice!, along with its neigboring (is the basement considered a neighbor?) store Symptom, hosted it's first fashion show in the park area of the Tasogare Machi sim. The event, well attended by SL's most prominent resident - Lag, showcased some of the, as Ms. Lane puts it, khyoot offerings available at both stores - also on display was Symptom owner and designer Xan Pixel's rather disturbing addiction to cheese flavored snack crackers (rumors suggest cheddar flavored), as well as his love of Abba and all things regarding Dancing Queens.

For the uninitiated and the terminally unSephie (read: uncool), Ellie's designs are kinda hard to describe: they are most decidely punk by way of neko, but they're not so primmed-out as to be excluded from the more conservative avie's wardrobe. The same can not be said for Xan's designs, as he tends to incorporate heavy use of charms and various teched-out gadgets in the design of his accessories, but this isn't a bad thing as they perfectly complimented the look of Ellie's designs and looked totally khyoot on the models.

One of the cool things about Symptom's designs is that they feature a few functional elements - for example, both the Worker's Belt and The Charm necklace include things that look like a copyrighted product (I'll leave you to guess which) that play music when pressed. The feature wasn't demonstrated at the show, but even if all it plays is Yanni, they still look awesome.

Ellie seems to draw her design ideas from pretty much everywhere,
as her stuff incorporates ideas from video games, anime, American cartoons (her Lydia skins are named, I presume, for Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice - woo!) This outfit, modeled by Alice Vaher, features a Moogle hat that actually makes the "kyupo" sound when the nose is pushed. Another great feature is that after 30 seconds of consistent "kyupo-ing", everybody in the sim wants to kill you. The outfit also features Eat Rice!'s La Tank in grey, the curiously-named "toast theif" eyes (also in grey), Cutie Collar in Black, and the oh-so-versatile Blah jeans.

This outfit, modeled by Girl Reporter's second favorite semi professional model, Annabelle Reinhart, features another Symptom accessory, the DJ Headphones that, aside from looking cool, have no function whatsoever. One of the great features of Ellie's textures on her clothes is that they feature a lot of rich detail - something you can't really appreciate from these teeny tiny little pictures I'm sticking you with. This outfit features the Dingy Lush capris, the Orhime hair in platinum, Illuminated yellow green eyes, and the Marionette skin in pale. Not mentioned is the "Claw 2 Deaf" accessory, which creeped yours truly right out of her fashonable little boots.

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I have a love affair with little tiny teensy weensy skulls; I also love things that are black and white; I also detest blue cheese. I loved this outfit for 2 of the above reasons. The shading on the Skully Top Plain is absolutely darling, and the little skull adds just enough distinction to be interesting without being obtrusive. Also of note in this outfit is the Fangirl Belt, which incorporates a Nintendo DS on the hip (Ellie was careful to point out that this is a Nintendo DS Lite - which makes the belt at least fifty percent more awesome than if it was a regular DS). Also featured in this outfit is the Lydia plain black eye skin, Charm Collar II, Melmel hair in black, and the Toast Theif eyes in gray.

While the above outfits were my favorites, they do not even come close to representing some of the truly novel designs on display at Eat Rice! and Symptom. I really do belive that Ellie's stuff is on the verge of becoming the next big thing in SL fashion (at least amongst those cray-zee neko and gothy type peeples) and I urge you to head down to her store and purchase everything there - even things that can't normally be purchased. Then you'll be able to wearily say that you were sporting Eat Rice! and Symptom gear before it was popular and before Ellie was named Supreme Neko Goddess of the Known Universe.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Playing The Hand You're Dealt

I usually get a kick out of these "Which superhero/French cheese/topical ointment are you?" quizzes, but this one on tarot cards seems to have a flaw in the design, because it sounds cool but I just don't see myself this way. Then again, I've never been accused of playing with a full deck. If it is true, however, I want my mystical insights, and I want them now, damn it! On the other hand, another quiz said I should be in the Donnas, so who am I to complain?

You are the Hanged Man

Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dot Lane Has That Natural Glow

Who let the dorks out? is having a Loltest, so I took this pic and entered it. I even make bad punz in lolspeak.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hit The Beach With CKS Designs

Surfer Capri and Halter in Lime

Surfer Halter and Capri in Purple

Surfer Dress in Pink

Surfer Skirt and T-Shirt in Blue

Kit Maitland of CKS Designs released her "Surfer" collection a few days ago and it has everything the stylish girl could hope for to wear around the beach this summer. I particularly love the Surfer dress, which combines the great textures seen in her Safari collection with a hibiscus print to make a dress that will turn heads. You'll also find shorts, hoodies, and bangles in the collection available in eleven colors. To go with the new clothes, Kit's business partner CC has designed a new store so go check out the clothes, the building, and, best of all, there is a 50% off sale until 9PM SL time Monday.

Other items:

Sandals: Lassitude & Ennui Signature Sandals
Sunglasses: Mokoptical pink sunglasses
Earrings: Valhalla Beach Designs Star Earrings
Skin: Fleur Strawberry Deux Parfait 2
Ring: Hanauta Thank you Kiwi Ring in silver
Hair: Truth "Kensei" in blonde
Necklace: Ginza Jewelry "Pink Flower Beads Necklace"

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tag! You're It!

I'm Really Awful At Tagging

I Wonder If I Will Get My Security Deposit Back Now

Extropia, where I live, is a pristine community, as if Singapore has somehow become the cleanliness model for the future, minus all the Draconian measures taken against personal freedoms. Seeing all the clean whiteness makes me a little crazy, so I decided to do a little decorating of my own. I probably should have used someone else's name and not tagged my own door however. What inspired this burst of anti-social behavior on my part? Well, my rez day is coming up (11 July, for those who care) so I'm feeling a little old, which in turn makes me a little rebellious. Who knew turning one could be such a challenge?

I'm wearing some free paint splattered overalls which came from Saya over in Creators Pavilion, painter shoes from Shiny Things, a hot pink Annabel tank from CKS Designs, booN hair, a Fleur Boutique Parfait skin, and am holding a handy-dandy spray paint can made by my Extropian neighbor, Whatcha Eaton. I'm not quite sure how my spray painting makes me end up looking like Jackson Pollock threw paint at me for an afternoon, but I'm not going to complain.

The Heroic Tagger Pose (Actually A Gunslinger Pose From Imperial Elegance)


Monday, July 7, 2008

Ummm....Where's The Cotton Candy?

Pretending To Be One of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Little Known Fact: Dot Lane Is Chock Full O' Nuts

One Great Leap for Dotkind.....

Kurotsubaki is having a first anniversary circus with some free gifts (you have to find them though) so I decided to enjoy the circus delights instead.....

The circus goes to 7/21/2008 so head on over here to enjoy.

Hair: booN KAR07
Shoes: Baby Monkey Pink Plaid Mules
Earrings: Valhalla Beach Designs Star Earrings
Shirt: Ohlala! "Kawaii Green"
Skirt: Aoharu "Brilliant Fairy"
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai "Shooting Stars"
Ring: Hanauta "Thank you Kiwi"
Tattoo: Fluky "Trailing Stars"
Skin: Fleur Boutique Vanilla Parfait 2

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I Rock!

Is The World Ready For Dot Lane?

So I took a quiz about which girl group I should be in and the quiz totally picked out a band I'd join! Woo hoo! I'm wearing "Love Hurts" from CKS Designs, free wristbands from Cipher, booN's BON75 hair, SLink's Cherry Stiletto boots, Kalnins Crystal VIP sunglasses, star earrings from Valhalla Beach Designs, a cigarette from Virus, a collar from Eat Rice! and yummy torn black opaque stockings from Sheer. If you need landmarks IM me, because SL is being bitchy.

You Should Be In The Donnas

You've got that a bit of an edge to you

The bad girl that all the good boys want!

And here are the Donnas........