Wednesday, January 30, 2013

At the End of the Day


At the end of the day, you're another day older. That's all you can say for the life of the poor. It's a struggle, it's a war, and there's nothing that anyone's give. One more day standing about, what's it for? One day less to be living. Sometimes life feels like that. It's a struggle, it's a war.. and at the end of the day, what is it for?

Well, in the plus side Emery does have a new release now, which I love. Maxi dress, which.. I do keep on the low numbers in my inventory, mainly due to the fact that I find most to be shapeless gloves around your avatar that end up making you look bad, instead of good. However, this one does give a good silhouette and it has a cool retro design to it that makes it unique, and not a blob around your avatar. I paired it off with another jacket from Emery to give it a better put together and elegant feel to the whole outfit.

Elikatira is going to close her doors again, for a while, to concentrate on the creation of mesh hair. For this reason, she's having a retirement sale, all the hair styles are at a huge discount, and won't be back for sale, so make sure to go get your hair on there.



Credits:




Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows
Hair: [Elikatira] Sound - Blonde 07
Jacket: Emery - Mesh Blazer Poe Black
Dress: Emery - Mesh Maxi Dress Nite
Purse: Remarkable Oblivion - Clutch - Black 
Shoes: [celoe.zoe.pumps.gondola]
Pose: (pda) Brat Girl (Closed)








Sunday, January 27, 2013

Come Pick Me Up

Take me out. Fuck me up. Steal all my records. Screw all my friends. Then do it again. It honestly feels like relationships are an endless circle. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but.. history always repeats itself. Come pick me up.

I've been out again, I know. I've been dealing with the death of my grandmother, who after fighting for months with gastric cancer, finally made her peace. It's been difficult, and still dealing with the loss, even though it's expected, the pain is a lot, so bear with me, please. I haven't forgotten all of you, I just.. need some time to place myself in someone else's shoes while I process what I feel.

However, I got this item as a preview. It'll be available for FREE. It's by American Bazaar. They will be taking place in the J'adore hunt starting in Feb. 1st. It's adorable, and I've gotten many compliments while wearing it, the vest and the top are both linked, but.. it's so cute! Cute Poison also has a new release out for Fashion week. I've seen this trend a lot lately, the over working structure, and crosses are always hot. Comes in black, silver and gold, though I'm a huge fan of the gold one.

New release also from Leri Miles Designs, you can't ever have enough slacks people! Specially if you enjoy a classy fashion style like myself.

Credits:



Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows
Hair: !lamb. Crystal Ball (Mesh) - Honeycomb Root
Necklace: Cute Poison - Multi-Cross Necklace (Gold)  for SL Fashion Week
Purse: Color.Me.H.O.F [TheRoman2.0[Cream]
Top: [American Bazaar] MESH Denise Top Je t'aime
Pants: Leri Miles Designs Molly Slacks Wine
Shoes: (Kunglers) Morgana pumps
Pose: (marukin) [dolce] kawa







Monday, January 21, 2013

Love is a Battlefield

Truer words have never been spoken. If you love something, you have to go for it. Full throttle. Don't stop. Fight. Right now with current going ons in my SL, the song has been resonating through my mind. If you love something, don't let it go. Fight. Love is a battle field. I bet you if the person that I wrote this about reads it, they will totally flip out and IM me about it. Ha.

But.. my battlefield at this moment is fashion. One of my biggest loves, and truest passions. We'll start with Truth. Truth Hawks single handedly might be the biggest reason for me going broke. I mean, I know I don't need new hair, I have plenty old hair. But damn it! Every week he comes up with a new release, and every week I'm drooling. The man can't do any wrong. And braids! Come on guys! Braids. Two of them. Simple, nothing fancy. I've been begging for this for a long time. Thanks! Still upset about the constant loss of linden to your hairs, but.. I'm soooo happy at this new release!

Then we have Acid Lily opening up today, and I'm a huge fan of one of their new designers, Le Fil Casse. It's inspired by French Fashion, and I'll be honest, sometimes I'm missing the French in these designs, but this little dress is sooo cute, and uber french, I fell in love with it instantly.

Moving on! Kyoot is closing down. I almost want to break down and cry because I love the store. But! I do wish her the best in her real life endeavors! Everything in the store is 50L. EVERYTHING. But fatpacks, of course. I think they're 350L? Might have just been once piece, so don't quote me on that. After that, the store will close down and things will only be sold at the marketplace, again, don't quote me on that, still, go and get it at the amazing price while you can! I promise they're good! I managed to get these cute little tights, adorable!

And finally, TDR Fusion is open again, and new collection has begun! LaGyo was there, with a bracelet that matched their Collabor88 release, so I pulled it all together with the outfit for a cute look, and the pose is also from Label Motion in TDR Fusion. Cute poses that are very flirty this time around.

Credits:

                                                                                  Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows
Hair: >Truth< Lavinia w/Roots - tahiti
Hat: LaGyo_Starla Beret black/gold for Collabor88
Necklace: LaGyo_Starla necklace black/gold for Collabor88
Belt: LaGyo_Hurley high waist belt black/gold for Collabor88
Dress: {le fil casse} marie mesh dress colorblock grey for Acid Lily
Bracelet: LaGyo_Starla bracelet black/gold for TDR Fusion
Shirt: [Whippet & Bucket] Cole Boatneck Top Outer Space
Tights: Kyoot - Hollander Leggings (Grey)
Shoes: Willow~ Creek Moccasins - Soot (closed)
Pose: TDRF4 Pose 1 - Label Motion for TDR Fusion


Sunday, January 20, 2013

I Will Make You Hurt.

Valentine's is almost upon us. And what is better than giving the one you love all you have? In more ways than one... I guess, what I'm trying to say is.. You can have it all, my empire of dirt. I will let you down, I will make you hurt. I know it sounds bad, but in my mind.. those lyrics are so.. lovely, just because they're true. Don't lie to me, tell me the truth. I know despite what you say, will let me down, time and time again, and I don't care what you have.. in the end.. it's all dust. But.. let me have it all. Hurt me, but be with me. When you see it that way.. it's romantic, isn't it? Or maybe I'm just weird.

And with Valentine's almost here, I thought I'd start by bringing the sexy back. Or rather.. Sassy is. This is for the Boobies Show. But.. lucky for all of us non lola wearers, this outfit still looks amazingly sexy without big knockers. Even though they sell it as a dress, I see it as an intimate piece.. Like.. sexy lingerie type deal. But then again, I'm extremely conservative, even in my sl, so.. no wearing this in public.. however, I will totally take a sexy picture of this in my bedroom, and post it for all of you to see. I paired it off with just a necklace, some easy sexy hair from clawtooth, which instead of taking away from the dress makes it look more.. classy and effortless, I suppose, and a pair of heels, so I could totally be the hot babe in the bedroom.

I think I'm ready for Valentine's day? A little early, sure, but I'm ready. Bring it!

Credits:



Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows
Hair: Clawtooth: Take on me - Bombshell Blonde
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Filigree Oval - Combo All - GOLD
Dress: ~Sassy!~ Poison dress - plum for Boobies Show
Shoes: Ingenue :: Gatsby Heels :: Ruby
Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Hallie
Background: All furniture and skybox is Dutchie. A little on the pricie side, but always amazing stuff, with great poses in it too. Go check it out! 






Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stellar

So... today I'm not going to talk about music.. I'm going to get right to it. No moods, no lessons. This is a little shocking. But! I'm in love with this look! So.. let's dig in, shall we?

First of all, I'm a lover of vests. I am, I collect them like crazy, and this is one of the newer designs by {Dollle*}. They have it in different colors  but I liked the black one, mainly for the reason that black is such a versatile color and goes with almost anything, and while shopping, I do look for practicality over eye popping. Not always, I'll admit, sometimes I move away from the usual fashion choices I make... but.. most of the time you'll see me going more towards blacks and whites.

In more newness, another skin from JeSyLiLo has been released. To be honest, still not a big fan. I adore the eyes, don't get me wrong, and the face has a certain softness that is just so easy to work with.. yet.. those eyebrows totally ruined the skin for me. But, I don't like thick eyebrows. If you like thick eyebrows, this new release might be worth a double take.

Paired the whole look off with a small inside shirt by Fri.day, and added some Wunderland jeans, in black, and finished it off with some G*Field boots, bringing back the fur theme. And voila!

Credits:



Skin: *JeSyLiLO*:::CeCe:::*LightSkin*J2
Hair: >Truth< Cyanne w/Roots - tahiti
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Giselle Opal Set - Black
Vest: {dollle*} Fur Long Vest Coat - Black
Shirt: fri.day - LongSleeve Scoop.Tee (White)
Jeans: Wunderland - Super Skinny Jeans BLACK
Boots: *GField*Fur Cuff Boots "Sasha" -black
Pose: Di's Opera - Morning Vanity 3







Friday, January 18, 2013

The Lion's Roar

I'm a Goddamned coward, but then again so are you, and the lions roar. Powerful. I don't know why this song hits so.. but it honestly does. It's powerful, and longing... One of the best new songs out there.

But.. I digress. It's time for TDR Fusion, and guess who's a guess? JeSyLiLo! And they have a new skin out for the event, Vanla. It's no secret that I like light skins. My complexion in real life is pale.. so it's hard for me to see myself tanned in second life. No joke, I'm like.. white as milk. I'm so freaking white, I glow in the dark. Comes in handy though, my husband will never lose me. But.. I guess that's the reason why I like pale skins so much. The skin is very soft, and I absolutely love the face on it. Now.. not a huge fan of the lipgloss that was added to it, but.. that's easily fixed with a tattoo layer, so you won't hear me making a huge fuss about that. The body could also be a bit more detailed in my opinion, but for the cheap price that it can be found in.. totally worth it. They also have a new set of eyes in their main store that I'm absolutely crazy about. The detail on it is right on the dot, and it seriously does add a powerful pop to your avatar, so go check them out, for sure a must have in my opinion, and I really don't say that too often, it has to be something I truly do like in order for me to say it. But these eyes are just adorable.

In other news. Lamb. New hair. <3. I have been missing on Lamb Ballic's releases, I honestly do look forward to them like a kid at a candy store, however, it was worth the wait. It comes in two styles that you can chose from (each sold separately, of course) But it's adorable, and with a little hair clip on the side. I'm totally in love with it.

Another new release? Yup, it's a day of newness. After a while of not making new releases, Cute Poison comes full roar with this cross posture collar, which is completely adorable, and you can make some pretty incredible outfits with it. I know I didn't do it in this picture, but.. can you imagine it with a black turtle neck? Take off the prim part of the turtle neck, insert the collar, and voila, a pretty strong piece to add to your look, and easy to do.

And Even.Flow has come out with a new release too, a bikini line that is affordable, and mix and match. The top I'm wearing is the chess piece from that set, so go ahead and check it out. Bikini season is almost here for some of us.. down in the south, where it is not snowing, at least, and once spring hits.. those bikinis come out hard core, even in the virtual world.

And the lion's roar is something that I have heard before, a children's tale, the lonesome wail of a lion's roar.

Credits:




Skin: *JeSyLiLO*:::Vanla:::*LightSkin for The Dressing Room
Hair: !lamb. Black Magic (Mesh) - Honeycomb Root
Eyes: *JeSyLiLO*:::NightEyes:::*Blue
Eyelashes: Al Vulo! MEsh Lashes
Collar: Cute Poison - Posture Collar - Cross
Bikini Top: even.flow - M&M Bikini Top chess 
Pose: (marukin) [tripletea] me tenir chaud








Thursday, January 17, 2013

You Better Work It Girl!

I do love Fashionboi Landar's designs. Have for many years. Her designs always yell high fashion to me. Freedom! I want to run around and scream out loud, they make me feel like the next super model of second life. I think it's the equivalent of wearing a Chanel piece in real life. That power, that.. sexiness that just radiates from the piece, and making you feel over the clouds. Yes, I'm a huge House of Fox fan.

It's hard for someone to nail exactly the style of a person, but I do love every single piece that Landar comes up with, I drool every time there's a new release. And guess what? There's a new release! Ack! Yes, and for all you lola's fans out there, it actually does come with the little modifier piece or what not to add to your boobies. Me, personally? I don't wear them, you can always see a seam in the matching of the avatar and the  piece, and it's for this reason, and that reason alone that I run away from these prim boobies. But, for all of us that rather go around in sl with our amazing shape and no additives to it, it is also perfect. The skirt part is the only mesh in it, and the body is actually added to your avatar, which gives a very slimming and perfect fit kind of feel, and the side coloring is always a perfect accent. Love this dress.

I paired it off with the high socks which are very much in style, and some pumps. Everything worn here is by Color me H.O.F. Hope you enjoy!

Credits:



Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) (On Sale at theWarehouse)
Hair: !lamb. In Heaven - Honeycomb Root
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Patience - Heart Watch Pendant
Dress: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Lyn Dress[Beige]
Purse: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Makeup Case[Black]
Socks: Color.Me.H.O.F [KnitSocks_Ankle Cut[Black]
Shoes: Color.Me.H.O.F [HarperPumps[Black]
Pose: Ma Vie. - Revealed 03







Monday, January 14, 2013

2:19 Blues

Who doesn't love train rides? And train rides just.. put me way back to the Jazz era.. and who else is best for a classy Jazz song than Louis Armstrong? I just want to sit back now with a whiskey as I sit back in the train and watch the scenery go by.

So.. Second blog post for today.. that hasn't been done in a while! But.. I did get inspired by a new release by Insatiable Fashions. Simple black top.. so well constructed, so simple, and with one of my favorite words on it. Amour. Love. Such a simple word, and yet so powerful. It can make people melt. And it can frighten some. Is it any wonder than this lovely little shirt made me fall in love so? It'll be available in the Black Market soon, so keep your eye out for it, because even in all its simplicity, it's too cute to just pass out on.

I paired it off with one of the newer releases from Blueberry. It's not one of my favorites from her, just because the texturing in my opinion did come off a little cartoonish, but I do love the way that it sets on the body, and the bow.. yes, the bow, and I swear if I hear anyone making fun of my bow fettish, I'll smack them, the bow totally did it for me, and adds a certain flair to the piece and the outfit. To make it a little more conservative, I added a tank top under the mesh top, and also an edgy leggings piece by Le Primitif to add an edginess to the outfit. Boots by LaRoo, and since I'm going on a trip, I had to have my favorite duffel bag by Color.Me.H.O.F. in black, which is available in their gatcha at the store, and it's a past Arcade item. Necklace by Maxi Gossamer, and voila, a cute look inspired by love, and a train ride.

Credits:


           Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows (On Sale at theWarehouse until Jan. 31)
Hair: !lamb. In Heaven - Honeycomb Root
Glasses: Maubray // Nelly Bugeye glasses.tartan.black
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Erzulie's Love Charm - Long - Silver
Shirt: [Insatiable Fashions] Winter Crops - Amour [Grey] for Black Market
Tank: [Whippet and Bucket] Hykova Buttoned Tank Alabaster
Skirt: Blueberry Lila  Skirt Black
Bag: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Duffel Bag[Black]
Leggings: :::Le Primitif::: Fishnet Leggings
Shoes: (LaRoo) Shearling Boots (black)
 Pose: Ma Vie. - Revealed 01



Black Hole Sun, Won't You Come?

My inspiration for the day? Washing away the bad, and coming in with the new. I guess that's it a lot of times though.. like.. trying to force myself to keep a positive outlook on things. But I mean.. we live in a world where it's so easy to lose sight of what we have, and the good in our lives, and force ourselves into a kind of exile with depression. Focusing on the bad only forces you deeper into that exile, and having been in a deep depression in the past, I guess I'm forcing myself out by keeping myself motivated. Out with the bad, in with the good.

Melancholic shot, for a melancholic title and theme. Works. Now that I'm done being all preachy or what not, let's get to the good stuff. We have  a couple new things in here. First of all, Acid Lily opened, so look out for goodies throughout the week from them. Cake has entered this weeks' line up with an old classic, this old vest shirt. While it's adorable, I do have to say.. I'm kind of getting sad with all the designers using templates. I mean.. Yes, the design is good, and yes, the texturing by the designer is superb, but.. here's the thing, I've seen this top just.. how many times now? And though I love it, I'm ready to see the next big thing. I guess now that a lot of designers have started selling their templates, a lot of creativity has gone out the window with a lot of designers and the easy way gets taken, and as a result, you have about a million and one of the same shirt.. done by a million and one designers. I'd like to see the creativity and originality come back! What draws clients like myself to a certain store is the fact that there's something about them that stands out for them, a classic signature style to their creations that makes me a loyal costumer. Templates.. eh, I can go to any store in second life and get it. It becomes not about loyalty, but who sales it for less? That's my problem with templates.

With that aside, Blueberry also has a new release this week, the cut out jeans. Not really my style, but personally, love them, it's very creative and ingenious how it was done in the alpha layer to make sure that your skin shows through in the cut out sides, and still looks good. It's an amazing work, and I love it! And finally, a newish release by JeSyLiLo with these UGG Boots. Kept jewerly very simple since the vest and the jeans are such  big statement pieces in the outfit, and voila! A cute look that looks effortless, and stands out.

Credits:



Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows (Still on Sale at theWarehouse 'til Jan 31)
Hair: >Truth< Rebel w/Roots - tahiti
Top: [[>CaKe!<]]Nana Neck Vest taupe for Acid Lily
Bracelet: Donna Flora - Princess bracelet
Ring: EarthStones Destiny Bridal Set - Platinum
Jeans: Blueberry - Alexa  Cut-Out Jeans - Rust 
Boots: *JeSyLiLO* Classic Ugg  Boots - Grey 
Pose: Co*Motion {ModelPack1} #2 for Acid Lily





Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fell Down a Hole

One of my favorite Disney movies, even as a child, and even more so once redone by Tim Burton, is Alice in Wonderland. The whimsical feel to it, the craziness and just pure randomness.. I love it all. So for today, I really wanted to do my take on Alice. I wanted to take her out of  the normal blue dress, white apron, and the hair band, and put her in what we might see her with today before taking her back to Wonderland.

The look was mainly inspired by two things, the new release by Truth last night, and the new release by JeSyLiLo today. The hair is lovely as ever, I seriously am a huge Truth Hawks fan now, love the effortless feel of the curls, and the color hues are always awesome and right on. And it has a hat. I love hats. And I love when I don't have to make them into a ridiculously huge size to fit my head that makes me feel like a clown, and fume as I take it off with a pouty face and a "But I really wanted to wear it!!! D:" So.. this is a must have in my inventory for me. As far as the sweater is concerned, it has a lovely hue to it, however, it felt a little flat to me. Cute.. but flat.

I paired it all off with a new release by Wunderland! I wanted it to have a very whimsical feel to the whole outfit to really tie it together, and even though Alice is more of a white and blue, I really thought that these jeans really modernized the look, and made it fun and whimsical, and reminiscent of the movie. Besides, the jeans are truly cute, and even though I consider myself more conservative with my style and fashions, I really did like the pop of the jeans and the little fun theme in the cuffs. Total love with these. And I finished it off with some white... because it needed it, so I used one of my favorite Hucci pumps to tie it all together. And voila, this would be my take on a modern day Alice in Wonderland. Hope you like!

Credits:



Skin: The Body co.  Orchid (01 Fair) - blonde brows (75% off until Jan 31 at theWarehouse)
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes - Blue 
Hair: >Truth< Edith w/Roots - sand *New*
Sweater:*JeSyLiLo* Knitted Dress: Baby Blue *New*
Jeans: Wunderland - Candy Cuffed Skinny Jeans -Candy *New*
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Nia Pumps - Moonglow
Pose: Ma Vie. - Revealed 04 for Lazy Sunday










Saturday, January 12, 2013

Welcome to the New Age

The new year, and the new skins. Every year in Second Life I come to find more talented skin makers, the tastes of the people in skin evolves, and the quality each year surpasses the last. No joke, I really do believe that skin making takes a lot of skill and talent. Then again, I'm not a builder whatsoever, nor anything of the sort, but with how picky SL residents are, and the fact that you skin makers are able to meet our demands.. Props to you, guys. So, that brings me to a little store that you might have heard of, The Body Co.

The Body Co for the last year has gained a lot of popularity for the realism of their skins. I do have to admit that their highlighting and shadows on the skin is superb, they even give a slight shadow to your armpits so it creates an illusion of dimension. My one and only complain, apart from the price that has stopped me a couple of times from investing in more of their skins, is the fact that you have to actually use their make ups, and the make ups that are made for the body. They don't actually come with the skin, like they do in so many other stores, but you have to buy make up packs that are compatible with the skin, and that skin only. Now... On the plus side, you do have a lot of customizing options with their skins, and it blends flawlessly every single time. On the other hand.. it does also limit the way you can customize the avatar, and it can also get a little pricey by the end of the day.

Now, with that said, until Jan. 31, you are able to get most of The Body Co. Skins for only 500L. And their make up packs for 250L. By the end of the day you're saving a buttload! Now with the sale the prices are very reasonable, and you can get one of the best skins in the grid for almost nothing. The sale is located at theWarehouse, and in there, you can also find a lot of old favorites from big stores like Armidi, and Leverocci, and for only 100L. It's for sure worth a walk through after you get your skin.

Make sure to stop by the sale today and get your own skin today! And remember.. just because you are limited in your make up options, doesn't mean that you're not able to customize your skin in any way you like. I added freckles to my skin, and my own lipgloss from LAQ. If you're looking for individuality, you can very well still get it with these skins.

Credits:




Skin: the body co. Orchid (01 Fair) at theWarehouse
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes - Blue
Hair:  -LaViere- Natalia/dirtyblonde for Collabor88
Jewelry: Noodles - Celestual Set Gold/Sapphire
Underwear: ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Lace [Pink/Black Trim]
Pose: BENT. Lookbook 3








Friday, January 11, 2013

The Fox in the Snow

I love this song.. and I love Belle and Sebastian. It's all about seeing what really is important.. and what's just so illogical, the resounding questions that make you rethink everything that is important to you.. and the importance of the simple things.. I love things that make me think like that.. once again making me feel grateful for the small things in life, rather than crying over the things that at that time seem so big.. and further down in life seem so trivial.

I wanted to be a fox in the snow today, or my vision of this song, I suppose. Something simple, against the vast snow.

I kept it very simple for this post just because of that. The top is really adorable, and it's from one of the new additions to Acid Lily which will be taken away this weekend, so make sure to stop and get it before it does go away! The dress is called Queen of Hearts, and it's in pink, gray, or multicolored. I kept it simple and at the same time wanted it to pop slightly with the background, so I grabbed the pink color. The dress is very simplistic, but at the same time, the way the texturing and shading is done is very cute! Though my only complain is that at times it didn't fit right with my ao, the very top of the torso didn't seem to flow too well for some reason, though in all honesty, it might have just been my ao.

I paired it off with the boots from ISON that are available today at 50L Friday, and also the Collabor88 D!va hair, this time without the mesh portion. In my opinion, it looks way cuter with just the bun. The same jewelry as yesterday, but instead of the yellow diamonds, just.. plain old white to go with the simplistic element today. And a pair of wool tights to tie it all together.

Credits:



Skin: Adam and Eve - Siobhan T2 Bare
Hair: ""D!va"" Hair "Asami" (Type B)(Topaz) for Collabor88
Jewelry: (Yummy) Teardrop Gemstone Set - Diamond for Collabor88
Dress: {Le Fil Casse} Queen of Hearts Dress in Pink for Acid Lily
Tights: {Mon Tissu} Favorite Wool Tights ~ Charcoal
Shoes: ISON - Classic Levander Ankle Boots (Desert)
Pose: (Marukin) [Lotus] Candied for Collabor88





Thursday, January 10, 2013

To the Ends of the Earth Would You Follow Me?

So today is my wedding anniversary, and when this song started playing on my rdio account, it inspired me, and moved me, because.. that's what love is all about? Despite the hardships of life, and the difficulties, forgive, move on, and follow your partner to the ends of the earth. My husband and I have been married for two years, and though recently he did break my heart, and doubts still flood my mind, I have no hesitation when I say that to the ends of the world I would follow him. No one knows me like he does. He has made me grow, and inspires me to try to fix myself day at a time. It's because of him that I have been able to deal with the pain that losing my daughter caused, and it's because of him that I still live. So today, I ask you, my dear readers. Whom would you follow to the end of the earth?

Love is in the air, and I do love me some of the things that Acid Lily brings forth. I have to admit, as time passes, the quality of the designers is beginning to up. That's one of the things that I enjoy about events such as this, new designers come, and you get to see some new talent, and discover it before it reaches the big leagues and the big names of Second Life. One of the newest additions, which I have to say I have nothing but love thus far, and will be keeping an eye out for the future, is Cake. I love cake, so.. with the name alone it got me. This top is so basic, but adorable at the same time, and they also have this cute dress that I hope I do get time to blog, and honestly.. though it's simple, and looks like it's not much, I'm simply in love with their style.

I paired it off with a jacket by Wunderland, and their jeans, I do believe that a huge thing about making a simple piece speak, and add character to it, is layering! So this jacket added just what it needed, and to give it a simple out and about look I added one of their new releases, some simple gray jeans to it. And I am also wearing it with flat boots. I honestly just wanted a causal  and lovely feel to it to add to the simplicity and beauty to today's love theme.

The hair is from D!va, and the accessories are from Yummy, and both can be found at Collabor88's new cycle. Can you tell I do love me some Collabor88? Pose is also brand new from Marukin, and can also be found in this round of Collabor88.

Credits:



Skin: Adam and Eve - Siobhan T2 Bare
Hair: ""D!va"" Hair "Asami" (Topaz) for Collabor88
Jewelry: (Yummy) Teardrop Gemstone Set  - Citrine for Collabor88
Jacket: Wunderland - Female Jacket - White
Top: [[>CaKe!<]]Nika Top.Wheat for Acid Lily
Jeans: Wunderland - Super Skinny Jeans GREY
Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots * Sand
Pose: (marukin) [lotus] sweety syrup for Collabor88






Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sick to Death

That's exactly how I feel, maybe not psychotic and neurotic, but.. sick and all by myself. Yup. Then again, it's my fault. I decided to go to get cigarettes while sick, and it totally just rained on me.. hardcore. To the point that by when I got to the gas station, I was completely soaked. But.. it was closer than going back home.. so.. urgh. Stupid decision Sash. Now you're so sick you can't even smoke. Ha! I guess joke's on me.

So, since I'm feeling so sick, today is a total day of comfort. PJ pants, warm tea, humidifier, and fuzzy slippers. It's even so in Second Life. No high fashion today, just warm tea, and comfy sweaters while staying home. This big huge sweater by NiNight Creations completely fit the bill on what I was looking for, and it has a cute little pattern on the bottom too. I was lazy and just paired it with some old run down tights to give it the night before kind of feel to it, by Deetalez, and I'm also wearing the new hair from Collabor88 by Clawtooth.. Now, be warned, it's worked up a little to give it more of a sick stay at home look in photoshop, the original is no where near this messy. Just a slight sacrifice for the sake of art. And I did find this cute 1L cold/flu tattoo layer to add to my skin, it reddens the nose, and also adds little teary eyes to your skin. And it's 1L in the marketplace! I had to get it to complete this look.

Just because you're sick and wanting to dress down.. doesn't mean by any means that you have to actually look bad, now does it?

Credits:


Skin: Adam and Eve Skins - Siobhan T2 Bare
Hair: Clawtooth: Jump Magic - Bombshell Blonde for Collabor88
Sick Tattoo: Winter Sniffles Face Layer by Lilibird
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes - Blue
Sweater: ..:: NiNight ::.. Mesh Ladies Loose Sweater
Tights: Deetalez - Black Ripped Nylon Tights
Coffee Mug: [MAGIC NOOK] Mug (Vintage Coffee) 
Shoes: *FIR & MNA*The Twine Shoes
Pose: aDORKable Poses: Innocence 10




Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I Got Rythm

And if you're going to be a flapper, you need rythm! And a good tune to go along with it! And an amazing outfit to leave everyone's mouth wide open. And class. And Collabor88.

Can you guys tell I'm just /slightly/ obsessed with collabor88? I seriously do jump up and down the whole month waiting for this day, and rush in midnight the day of. No exceptions. Has been so for almost six months, and that's not changing any time soon! But I mean.. All of my favorite stores.. or most.. together in one place.. and with very very very low prices? Come on! Of course I'll be all over that like white on rice!

So.. we got a couple down in the last post, and here are a couple more. I do love The Sea Hole, and I really should feature them more in my blog, I own almost everything made by them.. so... why? Don't ask me, mainly because my inventory is a mess no matter how many times I try to fix it, and I just pick things out at random. No, seriously, I do! I type out a color, and with the first thing I try on, I make an outfit around that... That's how bad my inventory is. But don't fret! I totally fell in love with this little dress and head band up for grabs at Collabor88. The dress is mesh, which is always a plus, and seriously.. to me.. it didn't only have that big party feel to it. I wanted to go back to the 1920's and get my flapping on. And I did!

I kind of paired the outfit with shoes that had kind of the same feel to them. These are from Deco, I grabbed them at a Lazy Sunday or 50 Linden Friday.. one of the two. Eitherway, they're still for sale in the store, and they fit perfectly with this dress, no matter what hue you get. I kinda have teal fever lately, so that worked great for me. And it also kind of matched my fan from Volstead, that with the peacock feathers.. it totally fit the style I was going for. Got some stockings from LOW as well in the marketplace, and finished it off with a feather boa, because every flapper needs one, and the Princess Jewelry set by Donna Flora.

Also in Collabor88 is this great little set for photographers, kind of a balloon mess with many different couples and single's poses. I totally love the effects you can get with your shadows by using it. Completely amazing.

And finally, I just want to give a huge thank you to Sachi Vixen, who after reading my small little note about the eyebrows, she actually got me a darker shade of eyebrows, so now I don't have to take this awesome skin off when I want to go blonde, and I look totally fabulous with my dimples and freckles and this awesome skin. It comes as a lesson guys, that sometimes.. me included, we feel that designers are almost like.. the SL equivalent of Gods. Our own personal Anna Wintours. But they're not! Most of them are as silly and fun and easy going as we are! If you ask /nicely/ for something, or point down a small defect/flaw in one of their designs in a /kind/ manner, chances are that they'll thank you for it, and help you out, or fix it! Never be afraid to ask! Remember, designers are people too. Just with awesome tastes and talents.

Credits:


Skin: Adam and Eve Skins - Siobhan T2 Bare
Hair: [BURLEY]_Vanessa_Blonde01
Headband: The Sea Hole - Shimmer Hairband - Silver Sea for Collabor88
Fan: Volstead ~ Fan ~ Peacock
Boa: ! Laville ! A Few Feathers  Boa - Teal
Jewelry: Donna Flora Princess - Cream Set
Dress: The Sea Hole - Shimmer Shift Dress -  Silver Sea for Collabor88
Tights: *LOW* Seamed lace stockings
Shoes: **DECO -  Sequined Heels (Silver)**
Set: Exposeur & The Loft - Room of Balloons for Collabor88




It's a Bittersweet Symphony

And I'm not a slave to the money only.. I'm a slave to fashion. And Second Life. Urgh. At least it'll make for an interesting life while I have it? This song kept ringing in my mind while I did this picture, it's so sweet, and soft, and true to an extent.. And well, you all know I have that soft weakness for melancholic songs. Ah.. The Verve.. this song always sways me...

Much like Collabor88. I literally stayed awake until 2am my time just so I could go to Collabor88 as soon as they opened. And they were a whole minute late! I was watching you all! But.. alas, minute late and all they opened, and the collection this month left me drooling! Tres Blah came up with something new, which made me grin like a little girl, because Tres Blah has been one of my favorite stores since.. well.. forever! And new hair by Clawtooth.. in mesh! And D!va was there too, in short, you seriously have to go to check it out.

I'm also using again that new skin by Adam and Eve, it's a really really old store, and I haven't been in so long, and even though the blonde eyebrows don't set well with me, I'm just.. in total love with this new skin of theirs. Dimples! That's something skins should have more of.. I know, I sound like a total dork falling in love with dimples, but for me.. that's just one of the cute things.. you know? Dimples and freckles, and the fact that this skin has a dimple tattoo layer.. I melted when I saw that.

Most of what I'm wearing for this post is from Collabor88, so if you like it, go and get them! One whole month for you to collect all their goodies, and at extreme low prices. I know I'll be posting more about it as the month goes and I get time. Hope you guys enjoy!

Credits:


Skin: Adam and Eve Skins - Siobhan T2 Bare
Hair: Clawtooth: Dance Magic - Girl Next Door for Collabor88
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Aged Bronze Shadow)
Necklace: LaGyo - Starla necklace blue/gold for Collabor88
Top: -Tres Blah-  Sequin Babydoll - Navy for Collabor88
Jeans: (Fashionably Dead) Hand Drawn Skinny Jeans - Light Gray for Collabor88
Shoes: (Fashionably Dead) Pretty Lady Shoes - Cream for Collabor88
Pose: :: Focus Poses :: Androgyny Set_4 ::




Monday, January 7, 2013

It's a Beautiful Day

Even though I'm sick, and have been sleeping pretty much the whole day due to the vast amount of drugs that I've been pumping into my system, I can't help but to repeat this song in my head as I finally seem to have woken up. It's a beautiful day. And in all honesty, why not? I think it's about time that I start being thankful for yet another beautiful day that I get to live, and not complaining about my current health. It's a beautiful day. Besides. Collabor88 opens in a couple hours, right? That alone is reason to celebrate.

But what better way to celebrate this revelation that with a new skin? Adam and Eve have this gorgeous little number now available in stores. I have to say, those dimple tattoo layers seriously got me, and the freckles? To die for. The level of detail in the new Siobah skin is really superb. I only have one complain, and one alone, the fact that the blonde eyebrows are soooo light. Since I'm a dark blonde, they really didn't go well along with my usual hair style, however.. for this skin, I'd go brunette in a heart beat, and that's exactly what I did. The Siobah skin comes in five different shades, from pale to very tanned, I'm actually wearing right now the T3 skin, which is right in the middle of the arrays, and it also comes in six different make up styles. Single skin for 949L and the skin fat pack of that shade for 2,900L. Definitely worth every penny for this level of detailing.

In other news, American Bazaar is participating in the New Year, New Style hunt, where they actually a gift for both men and women, right now I'm wearing the women gift (duh), and it's quite adorable. It's a cute little red dress with a brown belt around it. It might be a little too shiny in the texture for some, but for me, it was quite alright, I rather liked the styling of it. I paried it off with brown myself, though it looks good with black too, just to play off the belt that adorns the dress a little more. Since in my opinion, there was a little lack of patterns there, I added the Chantkare Khrysler tights in brown, and finished it off with boots by Maitreya. For accessories, I added the new Anuuka beads and Ethiopian cross set by Maxi Gossamer, which is currently available at fameshed.

Credits: 

 Skin: Adam and Eve -  Siobhan T3 - Rosebud *new*
Eyes: LAQ ~ Prim eyes Saga 
Lashes: *RedgraveEyelashes -16- Elemental 
Hair: [Elikatira] Flattery - Brown 08
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Anukaa Beads + Ethiopian Cross - Combo all for Fameshed
Dress: [American Bazaar] MESH Clara Dress Red for New Year New Style Hunt 
Tights: Chantkare Khrysler Tights - Chocolate
Boots: Maitreya Radical Boots * Suede Chamoisee
Pose:(marukin) [willow] pensive


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Such a Lonely Day, and It's Mine...

It's the loneliest day of my life. I miss my hubby. He's gone to work and I'm home alone. And he now works overnight, and I'm a bit paranoid.. so.. not sleeping with him is quite hard. And some comes the melancholic feeling as I look out the window and onto the sunset. Which is exactly what inspired me to do this post.

One of my best friends got me hooked in another store, Leverocci, it has some amazing stuff! Like this little blue dress. It's one of their new releases, and I'm just absolutely in love with it. I love classic things, and for some reason, even though I hate blue in real life, I absolutely love how it comes off in my avatar. The downside is that the store is a little on the high price side, but.. oh.. it is so worth it, I almost had a shoporgasm when I saw all their products.

The only thing that is bad.. or maybe good if you're into accessorizing, is that you really need to add a piece to make it pop, so I reused my pretty little LaGyo necklace to add some sort of a statement piece. I also have a purse to give some sort of story to the photo, and the lamb! hair, In Heaven, to add some sort of movement effect. I really am proud of the way that this picture turned out, and how the outfit looks. Complete love.

Credits:



Skin: LAQ ~ Essential Saga
Hair: !lamb. In Heaven (Mesh) - Honeycomb Root
Glasses: [Magic Nook] Golden Life Sunglasses for TDR Fusion
Necklace: LaGyo - Venhia Necklace
Dress: Leverocci - Silk Embroidered Dress - Navy
Purse: *Fishy Strawberry* Barcelona Bag Natural
Shoes: LaGyo - Edwige Pumps - Tawny
Pose: (marukin) [dolce] last gaze





Easy Like Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings are a time to sit back, relax and take it easy. Lazy around, let your hair down, or up.. it's all about total relaxation.... unless you're a complete shopaholic like myself just jumping up and down and awaiting for Collabor88 to open. Open damn it! OPEN!

So.. while I compose myself.. there's another event that many look forward to, and that is Acid Lily, here's one of the dresses, and boots, from Moyaz that will be available this round. To be honest, I do adore the boots, absolutely love them, but the dress.. I don't know, it just seems.. overdone maybe. A lot of the designers in sl use this template, and I've seen it so much I'm literally getting tired of it. However, on the other hand, the texture that they used on the bodice of the dress is very original, and I loved how it matched almost perfectly with the boots. Total love on that end.

I paired it off with a new release from Blueberry as well, the sweater is amazing, and the cute little bow.. on the back.. well, you all should know by now, I do have a total weakness for bows in my wardrobe, there's something just so cute and girly and effortless about it that it wins me over. I also added the torn leggings to add some personality to the outfit, and to transition from the well dressed top to the kind of rougher looking boots, and added a statement piece by Maxi Gossamer, which is currently available at fameshed.

The hair. Guys, 75L for a color pack. Today only, on Lazy Sunday. I'll be honest, first time I heard of AUSHKA&CO, and I almost didn't go, but one look around, and I was so glad I did! I'm always in the look out for new hairs, and hair stores, and keeping up with the latest in second life, and I'm soooo glad that AUSHKA&CO was added to the round up. So, make sure to take a quick peek and grab that hairstyle today!

And one last note on what's going on with Curio. Curio won the case guys! Which is awesome, and as a thank you to everyone that has supported Gala Phoenix and her efforts, she gave a free fat pack in her group! It will only be available for the duration of it staying in the notices, so grab it while you can. Curio Group Link.

Credits:



Skin: :Curio: Sundust Frex [Light] Party Girl-Pure 2
Hair: AUSHKA&CO-Aiza-Satin for Lazy Sunday
Sweater: Blueberry Ely  Knit Cardigan Beige-Beige
Neckalce: Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Baroque Teardrop - Short - Silver for Fameshed
Dress: {MoYaz}Ruby Mesh Dress sunset for Acid Lily
Cup:[Magic Nook] Mug (Vintage Coffee)
Glasses: {Mon Tissu} Favorite Readers ~ Black
Tights: Deetalez- black ripped nylon tights 
Boots: {MoYaz} Sydney Mesh Desert boot Pitaya 
Pose: aDORKable Poses:  Smexy 10



Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Sad Cafe

If you haven't been able to tell, there's something about melancholic songs that always captivates me. The music is so soothing, and you always feel some sort of connection to the song. Have to say, this song by the Eagles for sure was my inspiration for today.

And this awesome amazing dress too! How amazing is it? So, we're in 2013, and the new trend for this year, what's really.. really hot right now, is what they call extreme structuring. What that means is that the dress plays with geometric shapes in order to distort your body visually in a rather appealing manner. I believe this dress is like.. hitting the nail in the head when it comes to this trend. Now, MichaMi has always sort of played with this, be it lines, or the actual structure of the dress, or even the patterns, the use of her work contributes to adding a new silhouette and more dimension to your body, and it is for this reason that I absolutely adore Milla's work. The pattern of this dress also sets it apart from all others, and in all honesty, to a lot of people, when they saw it in the marketplace, it didn't really look appealing to them, but once they saw the dress on, they were fascinated at just how the sides made the contour work of the avatar really pop out in a fashion forward manner. This dress is a must for the new years, specially given the trend for this type work that is in style this year.

To style it, keep it popping,  but simple. I know.. contradiction there, but like.. the hair, instead of having it down, you might want to keep it up, in a bun, to continue with the silhouette working. I'm wearing Magika's new hair release that came out yesterday, Now. As far as a necklace is concerned, yes, you do want a statement piece, but you don't want to steal the attention away from the dress either. A choker would do nicely here, or like I did, a high necklace, that way I'm keeping the main focus on the dress, but at the same time, I'm making a statement. LaGyo's Venhia necklace was the best choice, in my opinion, given that I wanted to part from pearls for the day. And I'm also wearing their Edwige pumps and a ring by Donna Flora to finish giving the outfit the pops it needed.. and practicality, of course. Can't leave home without your shoes!

Credits:




Skin: LAQ ~ Essential Saga - Tone 1.5
Hair: Magika -  [Hair Un-rigged] Now
Necklace: LaGyo - Venhia Necklace 
Ring: Donna Flora - Arturo ring 
Dress: MichaMi - Lana Brocade Cocktail in Princess
Shoes: LaGyo - Edwige Pumps - Tawny
Pose:  ILAYA se tenir debout 15 for Fi*Friday








 

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