So did you notice I was missing? It is ok if you didn’t, but my apologies that I am so far behind now, even more so than I already was. It doesn’t take long to get behind in SL, there is so much incredible content spilling out all over the place, every minute of everyday. I have to wonder sometimes, do designers count? their releases I mean, over an amount of time…and I often see them also apologising for not releasing for a while, but what is acceptable, when in RL designers do collections based on Seasons. I remember when many in SL used to do that. Are you old enough to remember when a designer could take months to release? there wasn’t this constant weekly update thing. I remember I used to ache for hair, physically ache, because it would be so many weeks sometimes months between releases. Back then you actually had time to wear everything you bought lol.
Looking forward to the weekend because someone would be having an event, so you would actually spend a day or so scouring the feed ( OMG there was but ONE only) also running to the SL forums for new release notifications ( they were huge back in the day) and finally finding a dress/gown that you were in love with. Where did the events go? people have more land these days, and seem to do less with it, how odd is that. Also all the clubs and their themes, seriously if you were a savvy designer you would release something in lace, leather and red or black or a combo of both, or even all on aÂ ThursdayÂ and make a mint, oldbies should laugh at that, because it is so true.
Anyway I am rambling, two of the big releases this past few weeks is from Mon Tissu and Beetle Bones. Both stores have been embracing Mesh in a way that works for their stores really well. Mon Tissu is using a combo of both, some Mesh, some not and some a mix of both Mesh and system. Emma did a teaser ad for her new Heathrow boots which are rigged Mesh soÂ they willÂ move with your avatarsÂ bone structure. So when you bend at the ankle so do the boots. They are very cool flat boots, and had a sort of equestrian feel for me. I was delighted to try on the wool blend coat, and then even more so to realise that it has been constructed in such as a way as to wear without the bottom fuller part. Thank goodness for modify clothing or it would not have been possible, but now I have two looks from the one coat. Make sure you make a copy of the clothing layer and then edit in appearance mode to shorten it just enough to not be visible lower than the tie of the coat.
The coat was a great match to wear with the Beetle Bones Zolin Aztec shorts, these are Mesh also and are so cute. A wool knit so suitable for the rest of this season and the coming months. I wore them over the new leggings from Mon Tissu and really truly love the look, the coats, leggings and shorts come in so many colours so recreating in your own palette would be extra fun. I felt like a very well to do lady in this look, so added some fine jewelry from MOOD and this fantastic updo from MADDesigns, these are the hairstyles they created for the Modavia Fashion Week event, and there are so many amazing ones to choose from.
Second up another Beetle Bones/Mon Tissu combination. The system looking skirt is not at all, it is MESH MESH MESH and I LOVE LOVE LOVE. It is a pencil skirt with a draped like hip effect, but you really need to see it on to see how they mastered this so not to have to worry about fit per avatar. They have worked out that you don’t need to wrap the whole body in the Mesh, you just go try the demo and see – I am not going to give any more clues. The top is anÂ over-sizedÂ Mesh tank by BB and you get either a solid – as worn – or a sheer version, again the draped loose look is fantastic BB really is leaps and bounding all over this Mesh business.
Lastly the gorgeous LBD is from Beetle Bones and has mixed Mesh with flexi to give it some extra POW effect. The great thing about the dress, is it too, like the coat has been created as two pieces, so if you want to you can wear the top or bottom with other things, the top would look fabulous with some pants, or perhaps another skirt, even perhaps an older gown skirt. The shoes are the Sloane pumps by Mon Tissu, adorable fringed pumps that are a more mature looking shoe, but a great style for ladies who wear heels often and for a long period of time, comfortable and stylish is key.
The skin I am wearing is Dainty by Gala Phoenix, the NEW Curio skin. A new face, with more of a softer look. Deep lips are needed on occasion but you get more of a lighter feel from the make ups. I really like the subtle dimples in the skin, as well as even without freckles version, there is a light smattering across theÂ bridgeÂ of the nose. This skin could lend itself to a more ethnic appealÂ dependentÂ on shape, so give it a try when you can.
All the poses used today are from PLOOM, you really need to check out the expanding range of poses now available over there, they are growing very fast.
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Poses by : PLOOM
VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shoots – VR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck
Skin Worn: Dainty – Curio by Gala Phoenix
Ellis – LeLutka
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Hairbase – LeLutkaÂ
Demi – MADDesigns
Wool Blend Jacket (Modified) , Favourite Wool Tights – Mon TissuÂ
Zolin Aztec Shorts MESH – BeetleBonesÂ
Heathrow Boots MESH – Mon TissuÂ
Desiderio Ensemble – MOODÂ
Trish – MADDesignsÂ
Oxford Pencil Skirt MESH – Mon TissuÂ
Loose Pocket Tank MESH – BeetleBonesÂ
Sloane Pumps – Mon TissuÂ
Long Pearls Winter – YS & YSÂ
Gertrude – MADDesignsÂ
Shushu Party Dress MESH – BeetleBones
Sloane Pumps – Mon TissuÂ
Anywhere Henge Cuff, Nugget Earrings – BeetleBonesÂ
Satin Clutch – COCO
Ok so this is what I know about what is what this weekend. First off, those people over at Freestyle that have been promoting the buns off new stores, and free items for the last 4 years, are having a celebration. I remember when Ashia Tomsen used to do the posts over there almost solo at one stage, but over the years many incredible bloggers have worked with Creamy to make it a most memorable blog. The event is 4*44*444 similar to Collabor88 in the concept that everything there is one of those prices, and what I have seen so far is well worth checking out.
Other things worth checking out is the Annual Choice Stamp Rally event, the idea is that you do some regular shopping in one or more of the stores on the list. That you buy however many items you like that have the Stamp Choice cards in them, you can see that in either edit contents or the buy menu, probably wiser to go with the contents. So then once you have the cards, you attach them to either various parts of your body YES YOU CAN DO THEM ALL AT ONCE, or you can be like me and attach them to your hud spaces on your screen and line them up all pretty and no one will see them lol. Then you go to every store on the list and find the stamp pad and click it and you will see a stamp appear on the card. This is also why I wear to HUD, you don’t have to try and navigate your camera to all the different cards to see that. Then once you have all your cards stamped, and trust me this takes such a small amount of time, even with all the shopping you end up doing in between, because the stores are always fabulous. You go to the final destination and drag your completed card to the Kiosk and choose your reward, one at a time, and make sure you are really aware of what you want in advance because you don’t have long to choose. I got an incredible life sized doll house and the Y’s House lounge suite, and a great handbag today, plus all the shopping, it was a great morning spent with Whimsy.
Now after that I went shopping further, and picked up this wonderful skirt, I loved it at first sight. I also grabbed the navy version, and really wish there were more than three colours, I would love a blood red in this too. While at Tram getting my stamps I realised for the first time they do hair, seriously how that escaped me I will never know, unless I knew and forgot…yeah lets say that happened. This style just beckoned to me, and it is just lovely. Now the skin is new to me too, and oh so adorable and oh so WOOOT free for me. I was out cruising a mall and there was a Mother GooseÂ satellite, and like her regular store she has lucky boards there, in the doorway even so you can see them and the letters just wandering past and sure enough there was an S amongst them. For some reason I expected it to say Group Only, but nope it sent me the skin and voila a perfect match to my hair I think, freckles and all.
I love my look today, because it has that girl on campus feel to it. SoÂ that’sÂ what I did, searched campus and found this wonderful location for a pic. Using my VR Studio HUD Library by VR Foundry for posing anywhere you want, I used the NEW Ploom poses ALL and the first one in the new set was great for the handbag and just overall feel of the look. This way also I got to show off the NEW Astrid Boots from SLink, these boots need education, because you need a Math degree to work out the bargain that they are.
The Astrid MESH boots come with 16 boot colours and 16 strap colours, which means if you get the fat pack you have over 200 variations of the boot. Is that not insanely awesome. They are a woven leather design, and the heels are just super sexy and sleek. If you are not using a MESH viewer yet, seriously try it out, don’t be stubborn.
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Poses by : Ploom
VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for
location shoots- VR Foundry
Mainstore, VR Foundry @ The Deck
Skin Worn: Trudy III – Mother GooseÂ
Ellis – LeLutka
Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka
Hair: A817 – TramÂ
Clothes: Â Basic Turtlenecks – Fri.day (flf item)Â
Chino Skirt – GraphÂ
Astrid Boots – SLink ( MESH)Â
Shield Ring – LaGyoÂ
Nails Medium – MandalaÂ
Messenger Bag -Â R.icielli ( TDR Event)Â