Saturday, May 31, 2008
A Whole Other Canimal
Canimal has been a favorite place to shop since I discovered it well over a year ago, then it was at a satellite in the original Lalique Square, the site first Retro Shopping Experience. I have been in love with Canimal Zephyr's work ever since. I wear her tattoos, I have her lingerie, I have dozens of outfits, socks, arm warmers, and jewelry, and now her skins. I decided to do a little mash-up with some Canimal pieces, and it all starts with this fabulous Patches Skirt. I bought it pretty much the day the sim was rebuilt, but saved it til now so it was a real stand-out on the feed. It is just so great, you can wear it with almost any colour, and really marks a bit of a departure from the rainbow themed offerings that preceded it.
The skin here is Canimal too, the Essence of Grace tone, the make-up is called Poison, and I love the way it makes my face take on some depth, and the colour and lining around the eyes make them look as if they are holding back something, secrets, tears, something. The lashes are from across the "Quad", the Celestial Studios Classic Prim Lashes are really lovely. This hair is pure magic, another new favorite from Magika called Hate Me. How could you hate this hair?
Other clothing items include some great Canimal socks, these Mismatched Old Striped Socks are so fun, love uneven socks, they don't look like system elements and that is why they are great. I am wearing them on the sock layer, over some fabulous Fishnets from LuLu - Celestial Studios on the undies layer. LuLu is great if you have a favorite colour, because things are grouped by colour and you can really work the whole colour palette. The jacket is one of Muism's great Denim Jackets, love the sculpted collar and the prim length on the jacket, it just looks so great when layering. I also pulled in a ::TULI:: Tank Top, this cute Jenny Top with it's smudgy grungy Delicious feel.
I loved working the accessories here, and was anxious to wear my latest purchases from EARTHTONES, including this fabulously meaningful Ganesha Necklace in Gold, and the Heartwood Bangles Set, also in gold accents, which comes with 4 bangles that you can wear, either a matched set, or mix the Plain Large version with the Thin Studded version as I have. I am wearing my Caroline's Gimcrack Ring, and these great Desert Boots from Luna Viola/Pixeldolls that have a wearable HUD so you can change the base leather of the boot to one of six leather colours, and wear either the brown or black accented versions.
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)
Hair – Magika Hair, Hate Me (Black)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Skin – Canimal, Essence of (Grace)… Poison
Jacket – Muism, Denim Jacket (Dark)
Necklace – EARTHTONES, Ganesha Necklace Gold (Chest)
Bangles – EARTTONES, Heartwood Bangle Set Gold (R – Plain Large, L- Studded Thin)
Tank Top – ::TULI::, Jenny Tops (Delicious)
Skirt – Canimal, Patches Skirt
Fishnets – Celestial Studios, Lulu Fishehnet Leggies OTK (Darkred, Undies Layer)
Socks – Canimal, Socks (Mismatched Old, Stripes Grey/Red)
Ring - Caroline’s, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Boots – Pixeldolls, Luna Viola Desert Boot (HUD Colorable, Brown Accents, Drk. Brown)