Friday, October 31, 2008

Hurricane Ruina

Hi there! I'm Ruina Kessel and I'm one of Helena's models. I'm so excited to be part of this project, and I plan to make it lots of fun. Are you ready? It's a long one!

#1: Mmmm I Love The Smell of Latex In The Morning ...

The other day I woke up and I knew it was going to be a latex day. Now, one of the things I like about my love of latex is that it's absolutely not kink related. No, really! Ok, fine, don't believe me ... Anyway, I had a little bit of latex in my wardrobe, but not enough to satiate my desire, so off I went shopping. And look at the loveliness I found! Naturally, as soon as I tried it on I just had to break out my Stringer-wear.

I know, I know, I can hear you already. What on earth am I wearing?? Well, let me tell you ...

This is Stringer's super awesome Double Duster in "violet tipped" from the purple pack. I've totally got a mohawk fetish goin' on, and this is one of the absolute coolest mohawks you can have, trust me.

Along with hair, Helena makes some really lovely eyes. These are from the Meta pack, "port" color, and can also be obtained at her Stringer HQ. You can also see here that I'm wearing "Candy Shimmer" skin in purple-orange (which comes in many other delicious colors) by Crimson + Clover .

This luscious latex ensemble is actually made up of two separate outfits, one underneath, and one on top. Underneath I'm wearing Slick's "Delilah" in black, easily one of my favorite clothing pieces because it always makes for something interesting peeking out from under yer clothes ;). On top of Delilah I'm wearing Elixir's uber wonderful "Sheer Latex Bodysuit" in black. As soon as I saw it I *had* to have it. So yummy!

And lastly, these lovely versatile shoes - "Elise 2 - Elevate" (platform mary janes) from Tesla. These shoes are a group gift, so go join up and get them for free!

oh, but I'm not done ....

#2: Who's Your Voodoo Daddy?

I logged in to SL today to discover that a picture I'd submitted to Ivalde's flickr group had won the weekly contest (you can see it here)! The prize was a giftcard and of course I could not resist spending some of it right then! Because, you see, as soon as I got to Ivalde's I found that she'd released these new outfits that are quite QUITE awesome.

This is "Ivalde Boutique - Celeste". It comes with a skirt too, so you can do it tomboy, or you can do it girlie. Either way you're gonna come out lookin' smashing!

To complete my lovely prize I added some spice - "Lasher", platinum tipped, by Stringer, a hair from one of her tester packs (and extremely cheap at 1L per color pack, or 10L for everything) that had just the right amount of attitude. I topped that off with this this amazing tophat from Punk Shack called "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy". It's got skulls, tarot style cards, pins, a feather, and a snake skin strap. What more could a girl ask for?

And, of course, I kept wearing Stringer's lovely eyes, Meta "port", same as above. Isn't it interesting how a different skin and attitude can change the way the eyes look? Speaking of skin, here I'm wearing Pulse's skin "Tone 0, makeup 2".

Not wanting to flash it too girlie this time around, I found these awesome buckle boots at ETD and I LOVE them (I even got them on SALE for 30L ... you can too if you head over there before December 26th).

Alright, I'll leave ya with that and save some more fashion goodness for you later ;)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Doing it like Sin

This outfit just reminded me of the movie "Sin City" for some reason.

What better way to kick this blog off, then to show you guys one of my most favorite and first styles I ever made. Spikey Space Punk is some massive hair! You want to get noticed, well this one will do the trick! Don't ask what I was trying to do with this pic, I really don't know, hehe.

I got this skin from Selos Dae, another Canadian designer on the grid. Selos designs hand drawn skins that are super yummy! What impresses me the most is []Trap[](Selos Dea's store and product line), makes all the makeups in both male and female versions. Guys with makeup are just plain pixel goodness! I was actually thinking I was special, since only a few friends of his had it at the time, but then he put it out in his Limited Special Edition Haunted skins packages as an added bonus. So you can get it, but only for another few days, seeing as it will be gone on the 31st of october, not much time I know, but god I took these pics like a month ago, so foooooooorgiiiiiive me! The style line of the skin is called "Heart". You will see by the tattooing that is done directly on the skin, that it has a classic tattoo theme, and also does have the heart element.

You can get the skin in other "normal" colours tho, which I will show you at a later date, they were made to make sweet love to my mohawks!

I sexed it up with a sheer dress, so you can faintly see the tats that go down the whole skin, without having to pose nude in my very first post!

This outfit I got more then a year ago, I still remember the day, it was when Fashcon had it's birthday, so we all were hopping around the grid like mad, getting a bunch of goodies at stores. There was a brown version of this given as a gift, and seeing as I'm not a fan of brown anything, I went and got the black. Can't say I go this sexy often, but loved it none the less.I was super sleepy, really couldn't even keep my avi's eyes open!

The choker came from *Hexed*, it was one of the first jewelry pieces I actually got myself, and the shading just so went with this skin. My eyes are from =Hal*Hina=. Got these babies when the store was just such a little thing. They don't sell these ones anymore, but have others of the same style in other colours. They do have a red, but it's not so shocking! I have that one too! hehe. I collect many eyes, it's one of my other fasinations in sl(TM). And you like the little demon piggy? He I got from a licky(lucky I know) chair! You can find him at Winx's.

Now the boots! Everyone loves these oots, I had someone lick them once, and I didn't even know the person! You can get them in black as well, and they are all prims baby, none of that sculptie shit, not that sculpties are bad, but it takes true talent to torture prims to look that good, and the textures are delish. And these babies are Cheap! Well compared to some others on the market, that aren't even as well made!

So you want the stuffs? do ya do ya?

Hair-The Stringer Mausoleum-Spikey Space Punk in black/red tipped from the Black Tipped pack-L$200 you get 8 different tip colours in the pack. Lots of different pack as well

Skin-[]Trap[]-Heart Skin-S.E. in the Haunted pack-only until oct.31st-L$1800

Eyelashes-Sin Skins-Ferra in black-L$100

Eyes-= Hal*Hina =-Fruit Eyes-Cherry-L$120 pack of 5

Choker-*Hexed*-Corset leather&lace-2 pack-L$60


Outfit-[ginc]- Bianca 30% sheer in black-sadly could not find the store again, and all the creators have other shit in the profile,more info will be posted here, when I get the creators to contact me back.

Panties- Sn@tch -Black Panties part of the :::Sn@tch The Fishnet Collection V 2.0::: pack only L$85 right now-L$170 normally(big 50% off sale going on)

Boots-::AD:: -Red Loto Boots v2-L$180

Devil pig-Winx-Lucky Chair Item


This is the new direction of insanity that I have gone into!

I once had a dream to blog my outfits I make to go with my hairs, since on my main account, I only wear my own creations. People were always commenting that they would never have thought of that combo or simple things like a mohawk with a 60's retro dress. I always wanted to show my weird sense of style, and a few of the great cheap or free finds that I come across. I'm a cheap ass, goes back to my days as a designer just starting out.

Sadly I have not the time to dedicate to a full on fashion blog. I have asked a few others to be a "guest" blooger(hehe blogger I know) but alas I haven't found one yet that will take poor o' lil me on :(

So I sit every morning, and look at the other blogs, and tear a little, for my shattered dream.

Well this morning my dream came back to light, as I saw one of my online store models post a pic to my flickr group. She was going to start to take shots of the outfits she does for when she models. What a novel idea! Well I contacted her right away, and pitched my idea! Why don't we(the models and I) have a blog for my stuffs shown with other stuffs. Everyone wants stuffs right?

Well she thought that was great! And now after sending some notes(and more to go) I have a few guest bloggers that will join up, and still need to get a few more models in on it. It will be slow to start, and I have to learn a bit of code to make this thing look rad, cause right now, it doesn't scream "Stringer", but it will, never fear! I like the !!!!!!!!!!!! today! HA!

This will hopefually help make me less faint worthy(hehe not a boy) when passing me on the sl street, as you will get to know a bit more about me, and my lovely models.

I do have to say that finding a name for the blog was a blast. Ruina, Cherelle and I spent a good 1/2 hour on it. Some were good, some I said "but why not" and if they could here me, I would be whining, while others yet were just plain funny!

I hope you enjoy what we have in store for you here, and hope to see you all on the grid soon.

Helena Stringer
Designer/Owner of The Stringer Mausoleum and Shrine