Coo Coo Cachoo
I keep saying I am behind, and I know I haven’t done the star signs for Dec yet :(, I will try and get those done today. First I wanted to share some items that gave me the chance to blend two very talented design houses together. They do their own blending, as the designers of both are huge fans of eachother, so without further delay todays post is predominantly Fleur and CKS Designs.
This past week saw the opening of a brand new Fleur, if you have been in world for more than 12 months this occasion always generates much oo’ing and ahh’ing. One thing that Fleur does astonishingly well is rebuild. I have to say though , that I wish like when Relic shut down the Opera House, Fleur would do the same and auction off their build for charity or something fun like bits and pieces as prizes for something lol, you see no matter how long or short a time a build exists in world, there are always many of us who find themselves very attached to them, and I still would love the ballroom that was built for the launching of the Spring line collab with Nicky Ree.
Who can forget that train station that they had two builds ago, that was just stunning. This new build is definitely more of a mix between old and new, and it has a real village square ambiance to it. I especially like the cinema advertising the next Divas Movie :).
Anyway, so my point was, that with the reopening there was a group gift – gosh it takes me a long time to get to the point 😐 , if you aren’t already a member of the Fleur group you should definitely consider joining as a way to live in a skin of such lovelyness for a while, and then go buy them all.
This is the Fleur Shoujo Da Ni Ban in Lotus, Lily and the NEW Tone Azalea. Azalea was a much requested slightly darker tone for the Shoujo series. So there was me jumping for joy and Lovin Life yesterday when I was trying on these wonderful Group Gifts, then followed by the New release items.
Lovin life is the NEW Poses set created by the adorable Newdoll Nikolaidis , her business name is Roodie Noodie and currently you can buy these poses at Philotic Energy thanks to the kindness of Aemilia Case, or on Onrez and Xstreet SL. Being an avid photographer Newdoll started making poses to give herself the oppurtunity to capture exactly what she wanted for a picture, a great way to start out, and there are more to come – after just recently reading the Da Vinci Code, I find it too hard not to giggle at the V behind the head.
The outfit I am wearing is the PJ Princess Pack by CKS Designs, Kit really needs to make a whole Jimmy Jamm collection, because she just loves running around the grid in her sleepwear and its infectious. Every girl should go to sleep and wake up feeling like a Princess and this is a great way to guarantee it, and the lovely floral motif on the side of the face of the Fleur gift skin will have you in a beautiful slumber.
The PJ Princess set has many colours to choose from, and mixing as I have done in these pics is just fun.
The hair I am wearing in this pic and the next, are the NEW releases from Dutch Touch. Now if you haven’t been to Dutch Touch in a while you really need to revisit, Iki has done some extensive remodeling also; opening her store right up to make shopping much easier. The landing point is now very open , giving you a chance to find your bearings and go in the direction you need.
This style is the PhYllie Messy2 a nice shoulder length style that has a layered effect framing the face, this is again one of those all rounder styles for ladies that like a natural look that doesn’t need much maintenance. From PJ’s to a business suit this style would be a keeper.
This is the Parker set by CKS, and I have to admit to being completely thrown by the name, but then realising that I was paying more attention to the sound of the name rather than the spelling *blushes*. In Australia we tend to elongate words, it was funny to see a texan picking on Newdoll the other night for her No, saying she adds about 5 extra letters when she says it, every since I have to agree we do do that – No becomes something like Noyuuu hell I can’t even spell it phonetically to give you an example lol.
Ok now that I got that out , reason was in Aus. a Parka is like a padded coat sometimes with hoodie, so you can now imagine my surprise at unpacking an outfit like this lol – Confesses that for a moment I thought Kit had lost her mind :P.
Definitely a sweet outfit, for days spent pottering outdoors, the checkered pants are adorable and coming in many colours again gives you a chance to mix them with other types of tops, but the darling Parker top is just that, a sweet use of a sculptie to make a flared top.
The outdoors pottering is what has lead to the soft blush to the cheeks, but really its the New Strawberry Trois Parfait 3 skin by Fleur. The mouth is just wonderful, the lips and the colour so ready for kissing, the healthy glow to the skin makes it so obvious why this is a favourite look by many. All Fleur skins as I have said many times in the past have a divine softness to them, especially on the body, so if you aren’t wanting an athletic or toned skin then Fleur; and a whole lot of DEMOS is in your future.
The hair is two variations Eefje and Lieke in the Sculpted Woolen Beanie, the variations that I notices I believe have more to do with the style of Beanie and its texture than the actual hair. Both by Dutch Touch, the hair itself has a rich and also very healthy thickness to it, heavy and straight, a layered cut like this one would definitely make people envious of those bangs, mine always parts down the middle RL so I gave up.
How cute are those Geta, I have this thing about Getas in world, I think it started because there didn’t seem to be many thongs when I started, thongs have become a love much later for me, I hated them growing up.
The Neko Geta are from Dirty Lynx and I did have to play a little with the sculpted base, but they are mod so that wasn’t difficult and it was only because I wanted them more as a chunky thong look than an actual traditional Geta style. These were really inexpensive and the texture and detailing is really wonderful – sorry I didn’t do a better close up but there are demos.
Lastly is Savoy, oh how I love thee. This beautiful ensemble comes again in stunning gem colours. I am showing Ruby, Amethyst and Sapphire, the top is finished off with the beautiful bow collar atop the sheer halter style neckline.
Then sliding slowly down the body, you get to the skirt with a sensational thigh split on one side, the options with the skirt are wonderful also, you not only get the normal height but also a jacket layer high waisted version, perfect for wearing with a multitude of other top combinations, I just recently wore it that way with the Essential Wrap Sweater also from CKS and it looked great. The dress also comes with stockings and suspenders which is definitely sexy and in theme with the era the combo represents.
The Fleur Da Ni Ban Azalea Shoujo 6 skin is another of the New releases, soft sensual lips with minimal lipstick in this make up option, but smoldering plum shadow, making the combination very effective. It also has a lightness across the eyes that reminds me of Soap Opera camera tricks in the 80’s where they would lighten the make up around the eyes and zoom in when wanting to show some high impact emotion ‘ But ThornRidgeBeau I love Yoooouuu ” see how that works *giggles*.
The Shoes I am wearing are the Dela Thaelle Pumps, these shoes are great to wear with the Savoy, with the seperate ribbons at the ankles matching the collar bow of the top. Also from Dela are the brand New Poses by Eitaro Igaly, the very talented sister of Kuranosuke Kamachi , both girls put so much effort into Dela and the poses again came from the desire to have poses that represented their products, poses are used in the second and third pics.
Hair left to right, Flapper from ETD a great take on the vintage style but with a definite moderm relaxed look, Nurse Bettie by Old Gravy definitely a Bettie Paige style that I have had for so long and love returning to, and Olive my favourite of this kind of style from Gurl 6, sleek and sexy this hair comes in a pack of three styles that are only in black.
Hair by: Dutch Touch, ETD, Gurl 6, Old Gravy
Skin by: Fleur
Clothing by: CKS Designs
Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia
Shoes by: Dela, Dirty Lynx
Poses by: Roodie Noodie, Dela
VR Professional Kit used for pic taking : VR Foundry
Slurls to teleport to stores shown can be found HERE (click on name of store and it will open a Slurl Page for you)
Always thankful for:
Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed.
Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.
My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package ..HERE, HERE, HERE, or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses