Sunday, November 27, 2011

When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.

With the combination of Big Bang Theory, Two And A Half Men, Lover over my shoulder, and assorted other distractions, I have absolutely no commentary to accompany the following photo.  Enjoy!

I used Lippmann Collection Hydrating Base Coat and On A Clear Day Top Coat, A Perfect 10 Missy, Orly French Tip and Royal Navy, Avon Lagoon, OPI Teal The Cows Come Home and Black Onyx.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

I meant to do this in September, when the new season of Dexter aired, but I got busy and distracted.

dexter, red, white, blood, finger, print, opi, essie, lippmann, nail art, nail me, anna

Not that Dexter would ever leave a bloody fingerprint, but everything blood-related makes me think of him.

Lippmann Collection Rehydrating Base Coat and On A Clear Day Top Coat, Essie Blanc, OPI From A To Z-Urich.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.

Not nails, I know.  Soon, promise!  In the meantime, here are the costumes that are so much better than the nails in my last post:

costume, cleopatra, handmade, design, mark antony, caesar, egypt, greece, rome

costume, cleopatra, handmade, design, egypt, greece

I didn't celebrate Halloween as a child (I blame my parents), so I kind of have to make up for it now.  I've always wanted to be Cleopatra - she's the epitome of sexy to me, even though doing research for the costume sort of shattered all my illusions about her - and I'm young enough to get away with such a risque outfit for another couple years.  The party was the weekend before Halloween, so the weekend before that, I looked her up on Wiki and Google Images, did some sketches, decided which partner I would make Lover portray, took some measurements and busted 'em out.

I made the tunic and cloak for Mark Antony, as well as a hair ornament and arm band not in the photo.  His cloak can be wrapped several different ways, and is attached to the tunic.
For myself I made the top, skirt, cloak, wrist bands, and headdress.  My cloak is detachable, and can be attached either to the wrist bands or to the sides of the top.  Not bad for three days' work!