Mrs. Obama, why is your bottom dancing?

I was nPhotobucketoodling around with my friend Din, and we were trying to figure out what was going on with Michelle Obama’s outfit. Neither of us liked what was going on- she blamed the belt, I blamed photoshop. We started talking… “What if I removed the belt?” “Could you make the sweater higher?” Since I always save copies of my work, I ended up with several layers. I kept flipping back and forth between them, absolutely transfixed…

You can click this for a bigger image. I’m telling you guys, we laughed hard about that, including roleplaying dialogue between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Some days I think we have way too much time on our hands. You guys should go look at the shopping pron post that triggered all this hilarity. It’s interesting!

~Tea Lane~ at the RFL Clothing Fair!

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Holy wow, but I didn’t think we were going to make it on time for this one. Teagan and I are lucky enough to be participating in the RFL Clothing Fair! (You can find our shop on Sim 2.) We’ve got a bunch of brand new items iyou can only find there. Teagan’s listed hers, and now I have to share mine…

charisFirst off is Charis. I love this. I’ve been working on this one for 4 months, off and on. I know, I suck, I should have finished it months ago, but it’s done now! And it’s WONDERFUL, even if I do say so myself! It comes in two versions (for one price), the modest version and the more daring version with one breast exposed! Take your pick between 16 colors, and match it up with the tutu I’ve put out with it! I sort of lost my mind with this one, so there are 8 dark jewelly tones and 8 bright sherbetty tones. That’s why I made a black tutu and a white tutu… so <strike>I</strike> you could coordinate, of course! It’s all for you!

chariscolorsThen there’s Gertie. See, the theme for the clothing fair is pirates, and I can’t even begin to tell you guys how much I love pirate wear. This started out with a sketch, and turned into something that I am absolutely in love with.

gertieadGunpowder Gertie was known as the Pirate Queen of the Kootenays. After reading <a href=”http://www.canadiancountrywoman.com/travel/gunpowder-gertie.php”>her story</a>, is there any surprise I wanted to make this gorgeous outfit for her?

Ok, maybe she wore pants. Probably, actually. But this is SL, and in SL, she’d have been a glamorous pirate! She’d have commanded her vessel in the finest of clothing… and maybe in her off time, she’d have worn this! 😉

We’ve also got the usual assortment of dollarbies hanging around, so please stop by, pick up some cute stuff, and do some shopping to help someone else. It’s one of the best things you can do with your Second Life!

Pinchyface is back!!!

OMG, y’all, I am so excited! I was working on a glamour shot for a new product or two this morning and then…

I looked closely. She looked familiar. Could it be? I haven’t seen Pinchyface in so long, and I’ve really missed her! She left without a word, just disappearing in the night. I kept hoping I’d see her face again…

And now she’s back! Oh, Pinchy, you don’t have to explain. I’m just so happy you’ve come back! All I ask is that you not leave me again… I was lost without you!

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A sort-of new release at ~Tea Lane~

A sort-of new release at ~Tea Lane~

After many requests to please, please, pretty please put the casual basics back up, they’re finally available in-world again. Now you can grab the buttondown shirt, jeans, and capris if you’d missed them the first time around. I have to say, I think this display is cuter than last time, too!

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Keep an eye out, I’m halfway planning a post explaining the ways to wear it. It’s a versatile set that can be tucked in, untucked, or worn under (or over) lots of other things. Right now, I’m having fun wearing it under Mina.

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I’m so pretty!!

Have you ever offered to help someone out with something you’re pretty decent at, only to have them sort of hem and haw and just skip right over the fact that you offered help? It can be an awkward moment. You wonder if you offended them, if you should have just kept your mouth shut. Maybe they didn’t realize you were offering to help them… Maybe they’re just snotty and you didn’t realize it…

There are so many possibilities in a situation like this. I love finding out that the reality is that I’m just a total goofball. It takes all the blame and drops it into my lap, leaving the person I was confused about looking graceful and kind.

lashesfarI know, you’re wondering what I’m babbling about this time. fine, I have pictures! Last night, I got an IM from Renee Lowenhart telling me about an L lucky chair at Zero Style. The problem is that I was mostly naked, sorting inventory. So I grabbed a clothing folder, dropped it onto myself, and TP’d happily away to grab my hair.

While everything was rezzing, we got to talking. Her friend Hawks (whose last name escapes me at the moment *blush*) commented on my interesting eyelashes. I did a quick look at them, and realized they were some lashes I’d gotten as a gift over Christmas. Gorgeous lashes, from the Stringer Mausoleum. So, I tell them that I’d been sorting inventory and hadn’t taken them off yet.

Renee tells me that she’s never been able to fit lashes, so of course I offered to help her. She sort of ignored the offer, and I was left wondering why, but whatever. It could be she just doesn’t like lashes, and that’s her excuse. Not a big deal, right?

Fast forward to 20 minutes later, when I’m back on my pose stand, sorting inventory. I zoom into my face, and see… this.

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Do I even have to explain how hard I laughed? Yes, those are my lashes sticking out of my eyeballs. I IM’d Renee laughing, saying no wonder she didn’t want my help! She was so relieved. She said she didn’t know what to say, because I make such tiny little earrings, but I thought my lashes looked good like this!

I’m telling you, people. Sometimes I shouldn’t be let out of my workshop!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Teagan…

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