Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Adam's Ribs

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Adam and Eve, it's the most interesting of biblical stories, and even though I am no biblical scholar, I have always been fascinated by the story of how woman came to be. It seems particularly hard to accept, as a feminist of sorts, that women are the product of a piece of "Adam's Rib". As an Obstetrics nurse, I was always deeply offended by some religions explanation that the suffering of women in childbirth was as a result of Eve's actions, taking the forbidden fruit, and therefore damming us all to pain unlike any other. I am not a religious person, more spiritual, but it seems like something that a patriarchal religion would use to keep women in their place, constant reminder of the folly of the first woman. We think of ribs and bones and skulls as gothic and macabre, but they are the very frame on which we carry ourselves, and they have meaning too. The Schadenfreude Black Ultraviolet Skelebeater tank was a freebie I picked up at the very first opening of the Starlust Motel, over a year ago now, and wearing it makes me feel strong and fierce. Paired with a great {Gisaci} Black Leather Brindisi Slack, it is a simple and sleek look.

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A great belt from Maitreya adds a little more metal to my look, so to speak. The Old Leather Belt in Black is really nicely shaped, and fits my curves perfectly. I pulled on a pair of stacked Jelly Bracelets in Black from [Od], and a great Black Triple Layer Necklace from what is now Luc Jewelry, with colour change scripted crystals. A little brow stud from ITF makes me feel a little more edgy, something also achieved with the fabulous Oldskool Tattoo from TRUTH INK. The boots are the bases of the ever sexy Black Dune Boots from Maitreya. The great chunky Bellissima Black Bag from Bare Rose is a real winner, looking sturdy and ready to carry all my worldly goods.

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I love this sleek, long and relaxed Faye wig from Maitreya, it is really well made, the texture is extraordinary, and the flexi movements fluid and realistic. Another delicious skin from -AnaLu-'s *InRainbows* line of mods, this is the .girlypink. version. These skins look great with the Thora Lashes from MMS (now LeLutka), eyes are from Miriel.

Whether you are religious or not, or even a would be biblical scholar, I say it's time we celebrate the story of The Fall in the Garden of Eden. Eve was one gutsy babe, and think of how boring life would be if we were all still wandering around the garden, unclothed... *gasp*, without fashion!

Shopping Details:
Top - Schadenfreude, Black Ultraviolet Skelebeater, Men's [Previous Starlust Gift]
Pants - Armidi, {Gisaci} Brindisi Slacks (Black)
Belt - Maitreya, Leather Belt, Old *Black*
Boots - Maitreya, Dune Boots (Black) [Bases Only]
Bag - :::B@R:::, Bellissima 09 Black (L Hand)
Necklace - -EARTHTONES- now (luc) Jewelry, Triple Layer Necklace Black/Multi
Bracelets - [Od] Pbp, Jelly Bracelets, Black [No Location Found]
Piercing - ITF, Dual Ball Brow Piercing [No Location Found]
Tattoo - TRUTH Ink, Oldskool Tattoo (Full)
Hair - Maitreya, Faye (Pitch)
Skin - -AnaLu-, *InRainbows* NAT11 .girlypink.
Lashes - MMS now LeLutka, Thora Lashes
Eyes - Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)

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