Cao~as Alice
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Photo by Skip Staheli

I am still pulled away into a real world, and as I said to my blogfriend Nightlake, Nightlake’s blog: the most astonishing thing I have found is that more than being in a Second Life, I have missed reading all of your blogs, seeing your pictures and commenting on all the wonderful things you all share. Friday is my major ” blog read” day, over 90 of you,and I felt a little bereft not checking in to see how your day is going. In the mean time, I apologize in advance, but I wanted to reblog one of my fave Second Life blogs, because it is why I love the virtuality of the Internet, the endless possibilities it gives to us all. So please be patient and wait for this litte Cao, only a few more days. I hope you will come back to see me.

My friend and fellow blogger, Harper Ganesvoort recently put a challenge up on her blog Harper’s blog: that sounded really fun! She challenged fellow bloggers to create and style their favorite fictional character. Those who know me, know that is something I do on a regular basis. It seems my head has been stuck in a book since I was three years old. Oh, the places I have been and seen, without even leaving my home! But on this week I have been a bit selfish and only dedicated time to my real world self, so, in keeping with her blog I am going to handle this challenge with a two prong approach. I am going to show a recent picture I had done by Negatif Studio Negatif Flickr: as well as some of the fictional character’s I have done in the past. I hope you enjoy! ❤


The picture above is not a fictional character. In a recent copy of Vogue I was reading an article about Emma Stone, the actress, and I just fell in love with the outfits she was wearing. Vogue always seems to get the clothes perfectly matched to the interviewee’s personality, the Olsen twins were equally perfect. But when I saw this outfit, or rather, something similar to this outfit, I just knew, that outfit is Cao. I never claimed to be elegant, I am more gawky than graceful and this Emma masterpiece defined me. The credit’s for clothes will be at the end of the blog.

Swan Lake (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Photo by Skip Staheli

Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Photograph by Pam Astonia

Cleopatra, Historical figure of Epic proportions. photo: Shifty Ricantaur

Caoimhe Lionheart AD Royal Wedding ala Cendrillon ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre
Cendrillon ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre (Cinderella). Photo by Cherie Parker

Caoimhe Lionheart Victorian Goth
Edgar Allen Poe’s “Annabelle Lee” by Cherie Parker

Vogue replica Outfit
Hat/Hair: Wasabi Pills, “Magician”
Tie: [Mandala] “Smexy tie”
Jacket: Gizza, “Velvet jacket”
Scarf: Maitreya
Shirt: Hoorenbeek, (men’s line)


Cao and Skip~Going Dior...

Skip and I have been working together for a couple of years now and somehow he always just “gets” me. I admit, I am a little quirky and not very graceful. So when I approached him about doing a “best friends” pic with the caveat being, we would duplicate a current “Dior Homme” ad, he didn’t even blink an eye. You go guy! See? He gets me, and I love him for it! But I am sure all who know me know I had no qualms about it either. hehe I am the MVW contestant who donned a beard and pretended to be Vincent Van Gogh when we were required to style to represent our favorite artist.


Thoughts on this? Just let go, bend your sense of style gender lines, besides, suits for women are hot right now. So go with it. Though for fit you may want to stay to the females lines, but honestly? This suit was way too cool to pass up. But I am going to say one thing, I’ve never said before about a designer, Epicosity? You need to work on your customer “no service.” While at the store there were two people there who represented the store, I had a question about fit, since obviously I am a woman wearing a mans suit. I IM’d both and dropped a NC to one, and neither bothered to contact me. I understand they may have been AFK, but a call back maybe? Kind of sad, since I mentioned I would be blogging them. But overall, the suit is perfection, and Skips was good too, but then, he can make a burlap bag look like nirvana. A huge, enormously gigantic thanks goes out to Sue Hunniton of “Pics and Poses” who made this incredible pose and to my favey faves Gala Charron of *ArtDummy! for the totally slick “Drafting Chair.” I hope you are all having a groovy Tuesday! xo

Outfit Cao
Pants: Epicosity “casual chinos”
Jacket: Epicosity, “Blazer”
Shoos: Epicosity, “slip ons”
Collar: Gizza, from the mens ” Barong Tagalog” outfit
Shirt: Schadenfreude, “Noir Eleanor” Blouse
Hair: Dura, Boy08

Outfit Skip
Suit: Will post soon, he is gonna smacker me, I can’t read my own writing to see who he said it is. *head desk*
Hat: Entente
Glasses: Entente
Hairs: Entente
Cigarette: Hoorenbeek
Ring: Renavita