Posted by Stephen Bentham on January 26, 2009
Initially, we weren’t going to post on Achariya’s informal Bunny Blogger challenge, fun as it sounded. That is, until we actually wore the avatars and started clothing them. The bunnies themselves have a look reminiscent of the whimsical illustrations in classic children’s books and they were simply too adorable for us to resist from participating. Based on our memories of those illustrations, it was surprisingly easy to put together appropriate outfits, aside from a prim or two that needed adjusting.
Caliah’s outfit is an example of how pieces from entirely different genres can be worn together for a unique, yet cohesive look, from the Spanish-influenced blouse from Shai’s Traje de Mestiza Terno Filipino costume, to the Silentsparrow bloomers and gloves, the lace undershirt and cravat. The feather hat from Paper Couture adds whimsy to an already quaint little ensemble, as do the remaining accessories – monocle, skull-adorned shoes and cigarette holder.
Stephen’s choice of outfit, while just as suited to the bunny avatar, followed a slightly different theme: a sensible suit and waistcoat beneath a tweed overcoat. The rich colors of Shai’s Alfonso Three-Piece suit and the accompanying pocketwatch made it the obvious choice for a gentleman bunny, and though there are likely men’s coats that could have done the job, the Mimi Coat from LeLutKa (formerly Cachet) didn’t even need much resizing to look the part.
Avatars: *DP* YumYum Story of a Bunny (gray), prize from Creators’ Stamp Rally 2008
Traje De Mestiza Terno (Blouse and Butterfly Sleeves), Casa del Shai
White Lace Shirt (undershirt layer), ❤ Cupcakes
Cameo Belt (jacket layer), Pixeldolls group freebie
Cravat from Virginia outfit, Last Call Catwalk Collection (discontinued)
Pants and gloves from the Delphinium outfit (cream), Silentsparrow
Socks from the Asian Beauty outfit, Bare Rose
Nightmare Shoes in White, ::69:: Opening Hunt Gift
Hat from the Turtle Dove outfit, Paper Couture Fall 2008
Dark Knight Monocle, Guild of Crie
Alyssa Diamond Bitchstick switch cigarette w/ holder, Foxy’s Smoke Shop
Alfonso 3 Piece Suit (olive) & Gentleman’s Fob Watch, Casa del Shai
Mimi Coat (dark grey), LeLutKa
Casual Loafers (black), Redgrave
Flugel glasses, Guild of Crie
Cane (Silver Cap), from the Little Gentleman outfit, Tiny Treasures
photography by Caliah Lyon, taken at Pididdle