Mistakes were made

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So I had a rough night and got lost.  Mistakes were made.  Not with my hair of course, it’s fricken perfect (but why is your hair red, mouse? don’t ask!!!).  But other than that, what happened? I’m a mess!  Definitely stumbling away, this is the walk of shame… The perfect hair is from Dichotomy and the great messed up business attire is from NYU.  I love both.  Especially the shirt falling off my shoulder.  FOR SHAME MOUSE.  Shame. Shame. Shame.

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As always, all my pics can be found on Flickr.  All outfit credits are at the bottom of this post!

Where in the heck is Mouse, and how’d she get so lost?

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Dreamy, dreaming, dreamer…

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I imagined this particular dress should be worn on a starry night, spinning round and round.  Of course in SL it’s possible to make this dream come true, but I would have needed a spinning emoticon, and then somehow figured out how to capture the shot.  I can only keep trying!
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Taking the plunge – the mesh body

Ok so, I’ve finally gone and done it.  I finally got a mesh body.
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I got a bunch of demos, tried a variety and finally settled on the Physique Mesh Body by SLink.  I like the body quite a bit, I already have the feet and hands, and I trust that the body will work for me. I found that I could play with the SL sliders and adjust various things to make it as close to my original shape as possible (already pretty much a standard medium).  I already had the Lara Hurley applier for my favorite skin, so that worked too.  I realized a couple of things as I started taking pictures of my hot new body (because let’s face facts..all bodies in SL are hot).  I would be spending a lot less time in photoshop fixing ragged edges on my avatar.  This can only be a good thing.  Clothing FITS me better.  Siddean provides free updates.  In other words, it’s all good, I can hardly go wrong. I thought that the price was reasonable!   And I’m already so far behind the curve on mesh that it was time to just do it.  I don’t know if I’ll involve myself with Mesh heads, but almost certainly NOT until the day they become editable.   So about the outfit.  I’ve had the pants and shoes for a while, and probably have worn them before in a post.  It’s the top I’m in love with.  Made by a new to me designer, Just Because, it fits wonderfully, and I love the color combo.  I expect to see great things from this designer in the future.  Anywho, I took a whole series of shots that you can find on my Flickr, and as always, outfit credits are below the pics.
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Practical Magic in Second Life

I have a few movies that are on my all time favorites, and Practical Magic is one of them. I’ve always loved the movie, because the idea of a family of witches living in a stunning house by the Sea is well…the life. In the outfit I’m wearing today, there’s a bit of simplicity, but I like to think it’s something Gillian would wear. The baby dragon on my shoulder is because it’s Second Life and I CAN! It’s from one the designers that I personally fangirl, Halogen Magic and Half Deer, a perfectly placed whimsy of a shop in Second Life.These are some of my spoils from recent shows, specifically Arcade and Uber.  I had a bit of trouble taking these pics. I couldn’t find the right windlight, couldn’t figure out the right angles with my baby dragon. Ah well. Enjoy, the credits are below the pics.  I also posted these on my Flickr, and used a fun comic book filter on them because I love comic books.
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Orange is the new black….

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Sorry couldn’t resist the pun.  This dress is probably being blogged all over the SLUniverse, because it’s perfect.  It comes in a variety of colors (actually TONS of colors), but I’m partial to orange, so there you are.  It’s from Tres Blah, literally the only place I’ll buy anything without trying the demo (of course I don’t RECOMMEND this, I’m just saying it always holds true for me…). It also includes fittings for Maitreya and SLink bodies.  The hair is from Elikatira, and I snagged it at last weeks FLF, I hope you did too.  The shoes are also FLF, but this weeks, and all I can say is, try not to miss Fifty Linden Fridays in Second Life. It’s always a fun, goofing around shopping experience where you’ll see people you know or haven’t seen in a while!  It’s always featured on Seraphim, so go look at the gallery on Seraphim, and make your decisions quickly. I’m not sure if either the hair or the shoes will be in the stores at full price now.  I think they are both worth full price.  Jewelry is an older piece of my own that you can get on marketplace.  The full series of these pics are on my Flickr.  As always, full credits and the Second Life buying guide are below the pics! Oh and a small style tip, Continue reading “Orange is the new black….”

Show some skin…

So I confess, this whole outfit came about because of the Teefy Bustier. It’s just about perfect to me. I love the way it’s made, textured, looks. I love the nude/pink color. I actually spent a bit of time trying to finding a fun skirt that worked with it. The skirt is from Blueberry and I love it too. This is probably a bit less clothing that I typically wander around the grid in. I’m usually out in a t-shirt and cut-offs. The hair I’m wearing is from Ohmai Salon, and I picked it up at Hair Fair! As always, credits are below the pics and for the full set, check out my flickr!
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Oh Taber, my Taber…

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I have always lived in the beta sims, except for a short stint (I think) in Amira. I used to own quite a bit of Taber, and my old land is now owned by an old friend of mine in SL. I missed it so I flew over there to take a look and see what’s he’s been doing with it. Taber is right next to the Natoma sim, which houses the Ivory Tower of Prims. In Taber itself, you’ll find many objects that were created within the first year of Second Life’s existence. Kind of cool, the original windmill, the Fairchild park, and other cool objects. I like the historical significance of the area, and while it might seem really old school, it reminds me of the excitement of the old days. Of course, I’m wearing a few new things. I rarely change my skin, but I’m rockin Glam Affairs FLF special from this past Friday.  A great dress from Fishy Strawberry, new hair courtesy of Hair Fair, and some great Pure Poison sandals. Full credits below the pics, check out the whole series of pics on my flickr.
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It’s that time. Dark Mouse Closing.

So I guess I’ve been writing this post in my head for a while now, but it’s finally time to announce that I’ve decided to close my store, Dark Mouse Jewelry & Hair. I’ve gone back and forth on this for a long time, do I really want to give up my established brand? Well, with the advent of mesh, and the extraordinary possibilities for it, I just decided that a clean slate is best for me. I sort of decided a long time ago that if I could not produce jewelry that met my own personal standards, then I would not go forward. While I believe that I do still make a pretty good necklace, the future is mesh and I’m not there yet. At present I’m teaching myself mesh, and being a sort of thick-headed slow type ;-), it’s taking a while. I don’t know what the future holds. I may be back, and I’ll definitely be around (shopping or blogging).

Naturally I’ve marked everything at Dark Mouse down 50% off regular price. I hope you’ll stop by and pick something out that maybe you’ve wanted for a long time, but have not gotten. I will officially close on July 16, 2012. I’ll try to get my stuff marked down on Market Place as quickly as I can but for now, you have to come into the store to get the discount. Here’s a teleport link to the store.

It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of the Second Life community. I appreciate everyone who has ever purchased, worn, blogged or just simply enjoyed my jewelry. It can’t possibly be as much as I enjoyed seeing it worn. Love, hugs and peace. Mouse.

just stumbling along at Dark Mouse

Hi there my friends, I’ve got a new release for Stumblebum, a cute necklace with a color change stone. Just touch the stone to match your outfit! I hope you like, this little bauble is only $50L! If you’d like to purchase this, here’s a teleport link directly to Dark Mouse Jewelry!