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It’s like thunder

BaiBai

Grace

First of all a big Happy Birthday to Kavar Cleanslate of Exile Hair. Thank you for your creativity, your style, your sense of humour and I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.

Starting from the feet up, these Grace sandals from Gos remind me so much of dancing that my first thought on seeing them was Jennifer Lopez. She did that dancing movie with Richard Gere that was just so cool. All the characters were strong and had a depth to them that made it a movie you can watch over and over again.  So my first thought was a dancing dress, but then I saw these great pants from Baiastice, and they showed off enough of the leg and below to work really well, the fact that the gold buckle matched the gold shoes, didn’t hurt either.

The lovely sandals are part of the recently launched Boutique line of Gos shoes, and they have a new hud system that links to a website, so that you can sync your hud to the already matched up skins available, not all skins will be a perfect match every time, due to in world lighting and viewer settings there may be the need to slightly tweak some presets, but it definitely gives you a great starting point…you can probably find tones close to the ones you wear even if the skin you wear isn’t listed. Elysium Eilde did a wonderful video on it HERE .

The metallic textures and patents are realistic looking, and as I mentioned already look great when wearing other metallic like pieces. The Lima pants are so nice, with their almost jodhpurs like style, they sit just above the hips and are really comfortable yet dressy enough looking for day or night. The braided belt is also a fantastic feature.

The tops worn are also from Baiastice, some old and one new, the new top is a lovely camisole style with a lovely soft print, there are solid options available in other colours as well. The skin I am wearing is from Izzie’s and she recently released some great highlight tattoo layers for lips. These are must have items, as they can definitely add some punch to older skins, as well as turning what may only be available in matte, into a glossier look…all win.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Ploom

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Ginevra Skin – Izzie’s

Glossy Lips Highlights Tattoo – Izzie’s

Hair:

I will wait, Little Talks, Uninvited – Exile

Clothes:

Laila cotton shirt, Lima Trousers, Shirley Sweater, Aida Top – Baiastice 

Shoes/Boots:

Grace Sandals – Gos Boutique

Accessories:

Osenbei necklace – Mandala

Mesh Hands – SLink

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It’s Like Lightning

Striped

Striped2

Striped3

GA-DA1

GA-DA2

GA-DA3

GA-DA4

GA-DA5

I was clicking through the Second Life Stock Images Group on Flickr earlier today, and even though it was not the original plan for my pics, I decided to incorporate some into my post. I love how they turned out, and with a lot of playing with them, they are almost not recognisable from the originals.

Todays post is featuring lots of awesome. The first being the new Rayures pants by SySy’s. I love pinstripe and the name is pinstripe in french, ooh la la. Pinstripes are elegant and strong, and they have a classic quality, that in pants just creates a stunning balance. The fact that the pants are wide legged just makes them even more gorgeous to wear, and they even have flat and heels versions, so I can see these being go to pants for many girls on the go. My favourite part other than the pinstripe, is the dip at the front of the waistband, I think it just makes them even sexier.

The first item I paired them up with is this adorable leather jacket from MiaMai. With an oversized puffy collar, and huge button/brooch, it is really a fun look. The leather is really well done, and I really enjoy the contrast of the collar colour. The second top, is the stunning Second Hand Sweater by Epoque. We actually ran into Vintage while he was in the process of creating this sweater, and the finished product is divine. There are studded shoulders or plain versions included, and the drape of the sweater is perfect. I did have to size up for it to fit at the waist over the pants, but it didn’t look blocky in any way by doing so, so a double win right there.

Thirdly an older top by Mon Tissu, so that you could see the dip in the front of the pants, as the tank bares the mid riff well. It also gave me the oppurtunity of all that black to feature the Zoya headdress by Glam Affair that is just stunning, and worked so well with the make up of the skin I am wearing.

Now about the skin. Glam Affair and Dead Apples collaborated on the Amberly Petal skin to come out with these 10 incredible make up options. Each one of them is a stunner – I do wish there was an 11th though, that the teary came without the cut lip, but we cannot have everything. The Edward make up is fantastic, that one is worn in the second pic, I love that it is obviously based on the vamp himself, but us girls get a look in too…because the effect is wonderful. Whether into going all out on elaborate make ups, or not, give them demos a look at, because there are a few in there that could easily become firm favourites.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Vrai – No Longer Available

Backgrounds:

Second Life Stock Images Group on Flickr 

by Cajsa Lilliehook

by Cajsa Lilliehook

by Whimsy Winx 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Amberly – Petal edition – Glam Affair & Dead Apples

Hair:

Christy, Skye, Veronica – Wasabi Pills 

Clothes:

Rayures Pants – SySy’s 

Lisa Jacket – MiaMai

Second Hand Spiked Sweater – Epoque 

Cropped Tank Top – Mon Tissu 

Shoes/Boots:

Amae Sandals – Celoe 

Accessories:

Zoya Headdress – Glam Affair 

Fearless Wrist Cuff – BOOM @ Collabor88/Jan

Atiriya stone earrings and bracelet – Zaara 

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Making Space

Lofty Skybox 1

Lofty Skybox 2

Lofty Skybox 3

Helena 1

Helena 2

Helena 3

One of the greatest things about Second Life is COPY…we don’t appreciate it enough. The reason that I am praising of the COPY is of course, the amount of time it can take to put a house together, and have it just the way you want it, but then something could happen, and all your hard work could just vanish. Sure sometimes it all just ends up in your lost and found folder, but we have all had experiences I am sure, where that has not been the case. I still think there is a bath somewhere floating around SL with my name on it.

When I was younger I had a tendency to be really badly edit challenged, like so bad that my friends used to have to go off in search of random items at death defying heights lol. If I was trying to move an item a metre, it would shoot off through the wall never to be seen again, that is the story of the bath, the worst part of that, is that it happened three times, and the third time was not the charm…gone forever. I shouldn’t say forever though, because about a month ago I suddenly had an item returned to me from lands unknown which I had not seen for nearly four years, so go figure.

Anyway, the reason I mention it, is that next time you finally put the finishing touches on a home, select the whole thing and “take copy” that is of course if all the pieces are COPY permissions, but if you have a few that aren’t as is the case in my home today, then just don’t select those parts…then once you have a copy of it, make a folder, and give it a name like ‘My Home – Jan 2013″ or whatever works best for you. That way you have a back up copy. This also helps if you like to put together little scenes out of bits and pieces you pick up, and then you have them ready and sorted for pics in the future.

The build I am featuring today is the new Lofty Skybox by Elate. It is an all mesh build and is a great refurbished factory looking build. It even has all the great beams and great brick walls.The windows are gorgeous, and size is perfect for a home or work space/studio, and the colours are greatly neutral, so decorating is a breeze.

It also has enough of its own feature pieces, I especially love the door, on the sliding rails, and the shelf next to it, so you have somewhere for your keys. Then the fire place area, and the really cool slatted wall feature. I couldn’t resist having some fun with it all as well. The arrow light near the door made me giggle at the sillyness of doing it. Then even though I think I would scare myself every single time, I could not resist the putting the adorable mannequin on the stairwell, because she is lighting the way up to bed, but again, I know for a fact every time I turn that corner my heart will stop. Both of the fun items are from Art Dummy, as are the wonderful art pieces in the living area, and that great chair.

The whole area reminded me a lot of a Romantic Comedy, yeah I have a vivid imagination for stuff like that…I can just see some girl getting ready to go out upstairs, and her guy climbing up the ladder to talk to her, because thats what guys do, right ? and then everything would always take ten times longer, because trying to get ready and not spend all the time giggling at your guy would be impossible. The ladder and wall art are part of the Four Walls Hunt, and was the What Next item, so cute and has poses included. The hunt is still on until the 31st and definitely worth doing, the items in it are fabulous.

The tubular deco living room furniture by POST is the Haarlem set, and honestly the detailing on this set is amazing. Doing that kind of detailing is no easy feat, and having the outcome look so strong and authentic is great, the whole set is a must have, even if there is smoking (blech) but then that was the times right, back then everyone did it – and yes yes I quit 3 years ago now :P.

Upstairs many of you will recognise the bed from Trompe Loeil, this canopy bed was a bed that was recently updated to have texture change options, rather than the one colour as previously released. This is a great thing, as I for one own over 13 complete bedding sets – I counted once because my friend said she had two and that was so odd to me, but different strokes for different folks. I also tinted the poplar version of the bed, so that the greyish wood was more black to go with all the black iron in the build. The textures on the bedding also work in three parts, so I used a different set for the runner, to add a punch of green to the look. So if you were unsure of committing to one bedding option in the past, but loved the bed, definitely go back and grab the new version.

Lastly the fashion. As I mentioned in the past, Tuli is back, and she has done new Helena skins, which are so pretty, and come with dimples versions, as well as cleavage options, and lipstick layers, so that you can mix and match a bunch of times. There are so many lipsticks, I did not shoot them all, but they also come with a gloss version of each colour, so you wont have any trouble finding a look that is right for the day or night.

The cute jacket was the inspiration for all the green. It is part of the Zodiac event for Jan/Feb, with the theme of Aquarius, DCNY went all hippie like with this embroidered denim jacket, that does also have a plain option which is great as you get more bang for your buck. There are all sorts of denims available, but this one worked the best with what I felt like wearing. Underneath I have on the new low neck tee from Izzies, these also have appliers that work with them, so if you are on the search for some basics for your breasts, this is definitely a need to grab item. It was also spot on for the Nikola pants from Celoe, I had to use my layers brain to make sure that the band of the pants was above the lower portion of the shirt, wearing shirt and underpants layers for the top, and pants for the bottom.

Lastly the hair I am wearing is by Elikatira, she is actually having a huge sale at the moment, as a lot of older styles will be discontinued, so stop what you are doing and join all the masses over there, the sim was full when I was there the other day, so push in as hard as you can, you don’t want to miss out, especially if you have lots of Alts that could use some fantastic hair.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Build:

A Lofty Skybox – Elate 

Furniture/Props:

Entrance:

Sweetwater Vase – Cheeky Pea

Light up my way Arrow Light – Art Dummy

Pickers Guitar and Framed Woodcuts Art – Zinnias ( Four Walls Hunt item)

Living Room:

Falling Wall Decor – What Next ( Four Walls Hunt item)

The Rage & The Struggle Wall Art – Art Dummy 

For winter conversations chair – Art Dummy

Haarlem Deco Set (sofa, chairs, coffee table, books)  – POST 

Old Mesh Area Rug – Pilot 

Henri Vase with Plant, Nora Vase – NsB Not so Bad

Dining Room:

NYCC Dining Table and Chairs, NYCC Artichoke Lamp – Trompe Loeil 

Staircase:

Once (decorative dummy and lamp) – Art Dummy

Bedroom:

Arctic Wall Lamp Bear – Vespertine ( Four Walls Hunt item)

Harrington Rug – The Strawberry Box ( Four Walls Hunt item)

Canopy Bed Poplar Morning Light Fabrics ( tinted black) – Trompe Loeil 

Bamboo Vase – NsB Not so Bad

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Helena – Tuli 

Helena Lips Tattoo  – Tuli 

Hair:

Sound , Only – Elikatira 

Clothes:

Denim Moto Jacket – DCNY @ Zodiac/February 

Nikola Pants – Celoe 

Low Neck Tee – Izzies 

Shoes/Boots:

Mesh Feet, Aussie Thongs – SLink 

Accessories:

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Making my day

Skirting

I woke up to the most awesome compliment today. Teshan2222 Wycliffe contacted me to let me know that Cajsa Lilliehook had chosen me as her favourite blogger for their Faculty Pics over at Style Academy Feed. It was the second time in 24 hours that Cajsa had honored me, the first was by creating her entire set – she DJ’s at The Velvet every Sunday morning – to start with the letter S. I had jokingly said the week before that she could do every letter, and of course that would mean lots of S’s. But to be chosen as one of her favourite bloggers, and the lovely reasons she gave, made me so proud and happy, so thank you so much Cajsa Lilliehook for making me very happy ♥ you can see what she said on the sidebar of the feed, and check out the other lovely bloggers and their picks.

Maitreya has done a huge release over the weekend. The inspiration was “Night Life” and the great items really do make getting ready for a night on the town, easy. I am featuring two of the leather items in the release, the beautiful Calgary clutch, which when I first saw it made me think of a sports car with racing stripes. I really like the insert of contrast leather that allows for a larger mix of colour to your outfit.

The second items are the wonderful leather skirts, they come in used, vivid and dark colour packs, and honestly it would be hard to settle for just one, they all have such great colours in them. I featured one from each pack, and there are other colours I cannot wait to wear in the future. You may notice I paired them all up with older tops, even though there was a top with the release, I wanted to go deeper into my inventory and pull out some lovely classic items. The turtleneck sweater by Celoe, is a beautiful options with the semi highwaisted style of the skirt. Then you have the Bastille top by Maitreya that I like a lot. It is a sculpted item, with the top portion of the top being system, so an easier to edit bottom portion to fit over the skirt. Then the Camden jacket that is open fronted, but was the perfect length to show off the great shading on the bottom of the skirt.

Other great leather items for this post, are the new Roxanne boots by Kitties Lair. The boots are over the knee length, with pointed toes and very high heels. The style has a small zipper insert on the side, that gives them a realistic look, with them needing that to allow your foot to be able to get to the foot of the boots. The leather is very well done, and if looking for some new thigh highs, you really need to demo these.

Zaara has been creating some amazing mesh Jewellery, the Atiriya sets are stunning. The gemstone work is so realistic it is truly amazing, they come in both silver and gold metal options, and the sets include earrings, necklace and bracelets, the necklace also comes with two attachment points for those that don’t like to use ADD all the time.

The two hairstyles worn are by Clawtooth, they are at this months Collabor88 and are really nice medium length styles.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Adorkable Poses 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Jump Magic, Dance Magic – Clawtooth @ Collabor88/Jan

Clothes:

Used/Vivid/Dark Leather Mini Skirt, Bastille Top, Camden Jacket – Maitreya 

Gea top – Celoe 

Shoes/Boots:

Roxanne Boots – Kitties Lair 

Accessories:

Calgary Clutch – Maitreya 

Atiriya stone Necklace and Bracelet – Zaara 

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Fine Lines

Mich

Being tall I love dress pants. So a good pair is always a blessing, such is the case with these new ones by MichaMi. Not only do they come in standard sizing, but also have heel and flat shoes versions, so that you don’t have pants hanging through the floor if you aren’t in the mood for heels. Mind you, with the new Amae sandals by Celoe, how would you ever not be in the mood for heels.

The other Michami item, is the beautiful peplum bustier, it has a lovely thing belt at the waist and really wonderful texture work, you will have to see for yourself when you demo it. This style suits wearing over many items, such as pants, or skirts, because of the peplum, it gives you more room to mix with other mesh.

Another great mesh items is the Laney jacket by Erratic, stunning tweed and leather in this blazer style, with really lovely detailing from the midsection down to the hemline. It also has really nice two tone looks, and will also look fantastic with either jeans, or even the leather pants from Erratic.

I decided to not go so bare with the bustier, and added the recent scarf from BOOM. This scarf is fabulous, as it not only comes with a HUD that has three different texture types for the bow, but there are additional huds you can purchase in many many colours, so you could just buy a black scarf and go all out with different coloured bows, or grab all sorts of colours and have a party.

The hairstyles are all by Ploom, and were part of their recent 12 days of hair. I really like these styles, because even though a little quirky, they still work really well with the tailored looks of the outfits.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Focus Poses

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Dawn, Lewna, Kingsley – Ploom 

Clothes:

Dench Flared Slacks, Bisset Peplum Bustier – MichaMi

Katy Bustier, Laney Tweed Jacket – Erratic 

Shoes/Boots:

Amae Sandals – Celoe 

Accessories:

Tinsley Scarf – BOOM

Shard Necklace – Epoque 

Shield Rings – LaGyo

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Criss Cross will make you jump jump – Collabor88, Zodiac

Dec1

Dec2

Dec3

Fab.Plat

First of all before I go into this post, and the fashion…I wanted to let you know about a blog that has returned. You may recognise the name Hybie Mynx, she blogs over at It’s Only Fashion. Now even if you don’t recall the name, if you read the blog, or peruse the feeds, you will definitely recognise her face. She has a look that melts my heart every time I see her. She has such an incredible face. She has brought back her blog Avatars in Motion. This is a location blog, and I cannot wait to start visiting the places shown. I will also add pics to Second Life Stock Images Flickr Group when I do, so that others can use them, if they want to.

The beautiful new mullet style skirt I am wearing is by Decoy, and will be featured at this months Zodiac/Aquarius event. The skirt has a lovely gradient effect to the fabric, as well as an all black version, so you definitely should get over there and get one or all. The colours it comes in, worked really well with the new fabric platforms by SLink. The platforms are another set of ‘Add On’ shoes that attach over the tops of the medium height mesh rigged feet that you can purchase separately.

The tops I am wearing are a mix of old and new, the old being from Whippet and Buck and Fri.day, the new is an Izzies long sleeve top that also comes with appliers for the Lola Tango breasts. If looking for some basic long sleeves in a great range of colours, these are definitely worth checking out.

The lovely necklaces I am wearing are by Gossamer Jewellery, and are at this months Collabor88, so if you haven’t stopped over there yet, make sure to do so, they both come in different versions of length and some combinations.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Focus Poses 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Isla – League 

Hair:

Jamie – Wasabi Pills

Clothes:

Aedre Skirt – Decoy @ Zodiac/January

Liliana Cap Sleeve Blouse – Whippet & Buck 

Basic Longsleeve Shirt – Izzies

Twofer.Tank – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots:

Fabric Platforms (Add On Shoes) Medium Height Feet – SLink 

Accessories:

Candy Bangle – Maubray 

Erzulie’s Love Charm Necklace, Filigree Oval Necklace – Gossamer Jewellery @ Collabor88/January

Alimony Clutch – Epoque 

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Fruityness – FaMESHed

Citrus

Skater

Button

Suede

Amae1- Solids

Amae2 - Duo

I have so much love for the new Amae sandals by Celoe. Not only because the heels on them are killer sexy, but also because of the colours, and the options. Not only do they have 10 beautiful solid colours – I have to admit to you, I actually really like the purple even, and that is a huge thing – but also 8 gorgeous combination duo colours. The HUD also has three metal textures – Silver, Gold, Black – that allow you to change all the metal on the shoes, and it is amazing the difference that the metal change can make. I included pics of all colours and one colour with all the metals, so you could see. With the duos, I also changed the metals to the ones I liked best for my mood at the time.

The silver shines, the gold can enrich and even soften the look, and the black just gives them a funky strong look. I love it. I wanted to show different looks with them, because at first glance its RAWR, but then I realised in the biscotti, that they turned into a gladiator sandal look, which was awesome.

The first pic is to show off some fruityness, the citrus colours of the Zesty and Tang, come together in the one shoe. I love them as stand alone colours, but together, YUM! I was so lucky to be able to find the right yellow in this really cute lingerie set by Mon Cherie. All this bright citrus colouring also allowed me to pull out the Zenith colour in the Effect hair by LeLutka. I also pulled out the dividers from the Shaken WinxBox, tinted them for a brighter green and voila!

The second look is what really brought the boho look to mind. The skater dress from House of Fox is a hybrid mesh dress. With the top portion being system, and the skirt/belt portion being mesh. I really need to test the black with other things, because it makes me think that a lot of uppers could get a new lease on life, with this kind of skirt option. I am also wearing the new bag from Baiastice, which is a stunning mesh handbag that comes on hand or arm, and also has unscripted options, which often makes posing a lot easier.

The button back shirt, which is of course awesomely dress length, or maybe not exactly –  but who wouldn’t want to wear it that way. The back has buttons all the way down and you will find it in a multitude of lovely colours at this months FaMESHed by Nyu. The dress colour I wore because the duo combination of Gogh and Cloud looked amazing with it. Then adding the knotted set of jewellery from Cae, just gave it a really elegant dinner date look.

The last look is more Baiastice, this time another FaMESHed item, with the suede Monique dress. This takes us more into the late night looks, with the lovely suede of the dress and the leather belted back and sideds. They come in all sorts of duo combinations, and by adding the black metal to the rosewood Amae sandals, it tied it all together perfectly.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Flair (Floor sit) – Not Available

Diesel Works 

Props:

Dividers from WinxBox – Shaken – W.Winx & Flair 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Ava – Belleza 

Hair:

Effect, Blake,  Pocahontas, Jasmine – LeLutka 

Clothes:

Simplicity Set Embelished (lingerie) – Mon Cherie

Skater Dress – Color.Me House of Fox 

Button Back Shirt – Nyu @ FaMESHed/January

Monique Suede Dress – Baiastice @ FaMESHed/January

Shoes/Boots:

Amae Sandals – Celoe 

Accessories:

Claudia Bag – Baiastice 

Knotted Jewellery Set – Cae 

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Stylish

Spy Girls & Exile Net

Exile Net - Spy Girls

The Distraction 1F

The Distraction 2F

The Distraction 3F

The Job 1F

The Job 2F

The Job 3F

The Getaway 1F

The Getaway 2F

The Getaway 3F

Bigger Pics if you click 🙂

Yesterday Whimsy and I went and did some Bodyguard duty for a friend. It took all of 15 minutes, but by then we got carried away with imagining earpieces, and spy suits, and the next thing you know this post was born. Whimsy sent me a cute earpiece attachment, and at first it was about how we could hang from the ceiling and steal stuff, and then it grew, and grew and grew.

I had to modify the build, because I wanted to have an office space behind a imposing door. So the concept is that Whimsy is the distraction – and she was certainly a good one in that outfit. Then I was to steal the secret documents in the office of some notorious person…all the while avoiding getting lasered into pieces. Then once I was free and clear, I drove around the front of the mansion and picked up Whimsy for our getaway.

The hairstyles had to be perfectly set for the job, if one hair was out of place, I would have been toast…so that is how Exile Net was born, also for me the whole spy look was centred around the fantastic ‘A Winters Tale’ Beret hat hair that was released weeks ago. It also gave me the opportunity to wear the gorgeous unitard from House of Fox I purchased at their recent sale. it also has bodysuits that match, I got those too.

We had a fun night and day doing this, there was all sorts of crazy physics complications, and a lot of crashing was involved, but the experience and fun was well worth it. I hope you enjoy.

Go to Whimsy’s blog to see the credits for the items she has worn in these pictures….HERE.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Build:

Songo Courtyard, Fabienne Pied a Tierre Skybox (modded) – Barnesworth Anubis 

Furniture & Props: 

Desk, Deskpad, Chair, Penholder, Books – Park Place Home Decor 

Arc Lamp, Deer Head, Notebook (laptop) Bonsai Planter, Winter Frame  – Apple Fall 

Poses by:

Adorkable Poses

Body Language – SLC 

Flair – Not Available

Olive Juice – Not Available

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Ava – Belleza 

Ethan – Belleza 

Hair:

A Winters Tale – Exile 

Sexy Action Newsroom – Exile 

Clothes:

Anja Basic Unitard – Color.Me House of Fox 

Tuxedo – Gizza 

Shoes/Boots:

Knee Platform Boots – Baiastice 

Accessories:

Bold & Fearless wrist cuffs – BOOM @ Collabor88/January

Aviator Sunglasses – Redgrave 

Earpiece – Warhead industries

Mesh Hands – SLink

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Tanking it – Collabor88

Tanked

Newport Beach 1

Newport Beach 2

When I was in the U.S the first time, I was lucky enough to spend a majority of the time in Boston. I love Boston, I could live there happily for the remainder of my days. One day we went to my families holiday house, and it was a beach house much like the one featured in todays post. It was so beautiful, even more so as it was right on the waters edge, not the beach side, but the lake side. The area was so amazing, one thin road separated the two…it was breathtaking.

The Newport Beach House – that is at this months Collabor88 by Trompe Loeil – is laid out so that you can do a lot of entertaining. An L shaped living area at the front of the house, allows you to split it up into a chill area,for listening to music on your scarlet apple record play – also a collabor88 item – which is just so rustic and cute. Then you have the plush seating area, where you can enjoy coffee and a chat with friends or colleagues. Then to business with the other side of the room, that makes space for a desk area, and possibly some low shelving for books. Mind you, with all the windows, I would be way distracted all the time – lucky the whole house comes with the option to close the windows from peeping toms and to give you some privacy also.

Walking through the wide doorway, you will find an area for a piano, which is so fun and has a whole lot of poses in it. Then into the spacious rumpus room/kitchen dining area. The kitchen is also by Trompe Loeil, and is easily pulled apart to fit into any space. It originally comes with its own backing walls – tiled – but I unlinked those. In RL my old kitchen used to be all yellow and blue, so this was exactly how I wanted it to look, with the addition of some key parts from Artilleri, and other great designers.

Upstairs, the bedroom space is smaller than I would have thought from outside, but seeing as it is built as a holiday get away, I am thinking it is more for a single or couple, not family with kids. The bed is modified, I removed the bed head so that it would fit under the window, adding some other bits and pieces from other Trompe Loeil releases, bringing all the lovely greens together.

The walls of the inside of the house are actually also tinted, to warm up the space a little. Go into edit on, select edit linked and then select face, and once you have all the parts tint away. It really gives it more of a wall papered look. So go and grab your own version, as the price for it at Collabor88 is fabulous.

The clothing I am wearing are also Collabo88 items, the tee*fy tank and skirt are mesh, and the tank comes in either solid or sheer options. The fabrics are beautiful and the colours are lovely, I do hope that eventually there will be more colours, as they are really easy to make ‘go to’ items. I am wearing the size up in the skirt though, as the very end of the hemline cut into my legs a little, but that would be more to do with the size of my legs, than anything else. So be sure to demo demo demo.

Three gorgeous new styles of hair from Exile. They are so sexy and work perfectly with these looks, I especially love the ‘Stay the Night” style which is all sorts of RAWR.

A big thanks to Whimsy Winx for helping me move furniture around, even adding some of her own…and of course doing all the ironing lol, she is so adorable.

Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

Adorkable Poses 

Build:

Newport Beach House – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88/January

Furniture:

Verandah/Balcony:

Rocker Coastal – LISP

Living Room:

Mismatched Dining Old Keys are ART – Second Spaces

Pallet Lounger, Contempo Circle Table Yellow, Quilted Mannequin, Club Chair Corduroy, Loveseat Corduroy, Composite Endtable, Shelf with Framed Imagine Quote – Trompe Loeil

Authentic Box of records – Headhunters Island

Vintage Crate with Record Player, Wood Cage Lamp – Scarlet Apple @ Collabor88/Jan

Vinyl LP Seat 2, Acorn Rug – LISP
Georgie Lamp – Cheeky Pea
Plant – Lucky leafy – Artilleri
Rise & Shine Coffee Tray – What Next 
WILFRIED Coffee Table – Not so Bad
Recycled Coffee Set – Balaclava 
flamingo. (drafting table and Chair ) – Art Dummy

Kitchen/Dining:

Ironing board V2 (wood) – Follow Us

light up my way. (vintage up arrow light) – Art Dummy
Mismatched Dining Message Board – Second Spaces 
Timeless Kitchen (Modded)- Trompe Loeil
Let Them Eat Cake Pic, Cutie Pie pic, Nom Nom Nom Pic, Piano with sits  – Teak – Lisp
Carova Retreat – Candles – W.Winx & Flair 
Dinner Table – MudHoney
Polly chair, The Levine radio, Enamel pots & pans, Gunda kitchen scale, Plants – Artilleri
Bright Flower Pots – Kyoot Home

Bedroom:

Jewelry Armore, NYC66 Artichoke Lamp Gold short, NYC66 three cushion seat green, Read and Nap Bed (MODDED HEAVILY to remove bedhead), NYC66 Chair Light Green, Suitcase Endtable with books – Trompe Loeil
Woven rug.green – HANDverk

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Ava – Belleza

Hair:

Stay the Night, Little Tails, Don’t Wait – Exile

Clothes:

Emily mini flare skirt, Ana slouchy satin tank – Tee*fy @ Collabor88/January

Bra top – Maitreya 

Peter collar crochet sweater – Nylon Outfitters

Bodysuit – Sur+

Shoes/Boots:

MariJen shoes (tinted socks) – Maubray 

Accessories:

Milli Swirls Earrings, Candy Bangle (modded into single bangle) – Maubray

Mesh Hands – SLink

Categories
Stylish

Flapping like a chicken should – Collabor88

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First off a response to a comment made yesterday in my post Fly me to your Skybox . I was asked by Lucy, how big the skybox was, what size land it would need, and how to get it into the sky. So I thought that rather than just reply in the comment, I would make it the start of this post.

Being generous with a floor prim, it would be 24 by 19 metres. Because of the L shape of the build, it does not fit on a 512 plot of land, but means you only need the next size up – which I assume is 1024, it has been a long time since I checked parcels. If you are renting from someone, on a residential sim, they would be able to advise. The build does not come with a rezzer, and it is coalesced, so you need to rez while in edit mode. This is an old school way of doing it, and there will probably be a thousand people that will say there are easier, and I hope they do, but here is what I would have done, before I had sim wide platforms in my sky.

Rez a prim and make it the size above 24 x 19 and flatten it. Make sure while on the ground that it fits inside your land allotment. That no parts of it are hanging over the sides etc. Then rez a cube in the middle and link the two pieces together  ( Edit and select both prims and then use the link button in edit) Then sit on the cube. Go into edit on the prim you are sitting on, and go to the second page of edit (object tab) and the first set of numbers on the left (position) where it says Z that is your height. Make that number the height you want to be in the sky. The higher you are, sometimes can effect scripts and the way things rez, so don’t go crazy ( about 1000 ish may suit).

When you change the numbers you and the prims should be instantly sent to that height. you can see at the top of your screen the altitude you are now at. Stand, and make sure your feet are firmly planted on the floor 🙂 . Go into edit on your prim, and then go to your inventory and drag the skybox to the floor, then move and rotate it as needed to fit on the prim you have made, this way making sure that you will not go over your land available. Once you have it where you want it, you can then look at the check boxes in object tab and choose LOCKED, this will make sure you can’t accidentally delete it. Then you remove the prims you rode up on and you have your new home, once inside of it, you can make a LM or set to home by using the world tab, and making this your home location.

Lucy I hope that helped, and that you get a chance to really enjoy your new home 🙂

Now another little lesson. This was something to do with the outfit I am wearing in todays post. With MY Ao – and yes with aos being so different and hundreds of options, and thousands of poses, sometimes clothing moves differently person to person. My Ao tends to breathe a lot and my shoulders were pushing out of the dress completely. I had a look at the alpha, and it was not high enough. Now I could have IM’d the creator and waited for a response, and maybe a change, or I could have not worn it, or I could just practice what I preach 😀 and make my own new alpha. So I chose that option. I did an alpha making tutorial a while ago, HERE. So I jumped into PS and after four tries I got a good balance of alpha coverage. The alpha layer for the dress was mod, so I added my upper to it, and saved and voila, no more poking through.

If you have this dress, and your AO is doing the same, holler at me in world, or comment here with your avatar name, and I will send you the alpha to add to yours.

The dresses are beautiful glittery shift dresses by The Sea Hole. The colour blends are divine, and you can also purchase matching headbands flapper style ones, that just look adorable,  with the dress or anything you want to wear them with. The style is so very on par with the theme of trending, metalic glittery looks, but with that vintage appeal. so gorgeous. They are at Collabor88/January, and you really need these in your life.

The Hair I am wearing is the recent release from Elikatira, what I loved about it, other than the fact that overall it is just beautiful, is that on the swept back side there is a perfect forward curl that looks so much like shorter styles worn in the roaring 20’s that it was a perfect modern take on the flapper look.

The Skin I am wearing is the latest Belleza called Ava, and she is a delight. I have to say that while tattoo layers are fun for mixing and matching, I am so happy that Belleza still does their skins on their skins. As in all 12 skins have their own look, then if you want to ‘add’ to them you can, but seeing as tattoo layers can sometimes cause weird issues with feet, and blurring, I love this.

Ava comes with three different brow options – in all skins – I went with the red this time, hair and brows. The red brows are just so lovely, and really change the overall look enough to feel different. You also get three hairbase tattoos, as well as cleavage. Then as a separate item, there is a lipstick pack that has matte, gloss and high gloss versions of the same colours, and they are gorgeous. I showed all the make ups, and then just the variety of the lips in one colour, so you can see the great variations of those. So get out there and DEMO DEMO DEMO.

Another newness to me that is, well not so new as I posted on them the other day too. Maubray has some fantastic jewellery, I showed the bangles the other day, but these gold and silver delights, in rings and earrings are also must have items…the floral earrings and ring look gorgeous with the headband, and the texture of the gold and silver are so realistic, it is amazing detailing.

The other Maubray must haves are these shoes, not only so perfect for this dress, as they have that vintage like sensibility to them, but also because OMG they have a socks option that is so cute, I am running around right now in shorts and shoes and socks and a tank and I look adorable – ok maybe I shouldn’t be the one that says that, but I am :P. The shoes have 12 colours available and each shoe has 12 socks colours options, I am so in lust with the red shoes navy socks. I know you will be too.
Click HERE to SLURL’s Page.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Poses by:

oOo Poses

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Ava – Belleza 

Hair:

Conclusion – Elikatira 

Clothes:

Shimmer Shift Dress – The Sea Hole @ Collabor88/Jan (Contact me in world if you need alpha texture – Sasy Scarborough)

Shoes/Boots:

MariJen Shoes – Maubray 

Accessories:

Milli Swirls earrings, Petite Fleur set (earrings and ring) , Aviva Ring – Maubray 

Shimmer Headband –  The Sea Hole @ Collabor88/Jan

Mesh Hands – SLink