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Urban Princess

There are so many reasons to love Second Life, one of the easiest reasons for girls anyway, is the ability to be the Princess in your own Fairy Tale. Now in this look, it would be more of an Urban Princess, but none the less, spending time in this little environment that is a shopping trip of epic proportions that happened recently at D-Lab with Whimsy Winx.

I believe 1

It started with there being appliances set out for FLF and ended in so much cute my teeth hurt. Whimsy has always been a fan of little homemaker items, ironing boards, laundry baskets, vacuums etc so a washer dryer was a given. I tp’d her over and was standing still waiting for her to grab them and things started happening around me. I thought I was imagining things at first, even in Second Life you can tend to let your imagination get the better of you, but rather than kind of fade off into the distance, I started to actually focus on where I was standing and what I was standing amongst.

I believe 2

I literally screeched into Whimsy’s ear and started squealing and rambling about flying little people. Again I had to shake my head and focus, because I realised again, this is Second Life and it was possible that what I was seeing was actually a person in an avatar that I was not familiar with, but no…it was these adorable little people, not just walking past me and around me, but one started flying while holding a balloon and then while I tried to not hyperventilate I found the source.

I believe 3

Now I knew something looked familiar, I did in fact already have some of the orchard trees and birds from events past, and so I searched my inventory and found that I had, in fact, some items from the various gachas before me, but an event and a gacha key does not even begin to explain what is actually going on here.

I believe 4

They move, they roam, they buy drinks and sit, and they climb ladders and size you up if you happen to be near, they socialise with each other and sometimes not only do they fly around you on balloons but sometimes they ride birds. Not only are they the most adorable things, but you can change their outfits with a HUD and the packaging they actually come in, which many would probably delete, also become interactive things they climb. They water the garden, they go for a swim, this is the most mesmerising little happening that will just make your day. We played more of the options at D-Lab and then ran home and unpacked and rezzed everything, and now it is the most calming space to just immerse yourself in, so if you search D-Lab in your inventory do not keep these delightful items trapped in your inventory, set them free.

I believe 5

I was still wearing these delightful shoes by Livalle and playing with the colour options, when I put on the yellow there was no turning back, I needed something to wear and found these unpacked jeans in my objects folder and beamed when they, of course, had yellow military stripes on them – there is that Bloggers fate in action – the top was easy, because I have been waiting for the right time to get my layered tshirt on. The HUD has the option of solid or striped sleeves as well as edge colouring or even off for the sleeves.

The hair is a fantastic style by Exile at this round of C88 and I could not stop my yellow love. This whole beautiful play area is just enhanced by this gorgeous countryside cottage by Unkindness that is also at C88 and will make the most divine studio space for someone, or an office, because the new year needs some organisation.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Countryside Cottage – Unkindness @ Collabor88

Gachas (various) – D-LAB

Raccoon Stump,  Squirrels – JIAN 

Location

Poses by

Purple Poses @ Collabor88

Sweet Lovely Cute – Body Language

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Klara Skin Applier – Glam Affair

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled), Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 37  Flair

Hair:

Persuasive – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Blake Skinny Cuff Jeans (FLF Hero) – Vinyl

Jennifer Round Neck – Addams

Shoes :

Lydia Mary Jane Creepers – Livalle @ Sanarae

Accessories :

KAHUKUIHUKU necklace – Mandala @ Uber

 

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Ice Dancer

Ice Dancer

Wearing thermal when it is blisteringly hot outside is just how I live my SLife. This background prop by Fox City had me imagining a concert hall in the snow, and so this dancer would have to dress accordingly.

The romper that I made more a stomper with these great shoes by Livalle, is by Narcisse and at this round of TLC. It has edging, cuffs and buttons options on the HUD, which has arrows so that you can swap pages to find them. It went really well with my tinker leg warmers by Blueberry, that fit perfectly over my shoes if you use the flat option on the HUD that comes with.

These shoes have options also, changing the buckle to different metals, and the upper and strap of the shoes can be coloured separately than the sole and edge rim of the shoes, so cute.

The necklace is by Mandala and is actually one of seven that come either separately or as one attachment, and have stone and metal options. I am wearing the two shortest of the set, but plan on using the others in future posts, so nice also to have the grouped attachment option as well. I paired them up with some older earrings that are just fantastic.

The hair I am wearing is at C88 it comes with a hairbase mesh option, but I went with using appliers by LeLutka in my much favored widows peak look. The tail comes with a styling hud so you can give it more motion if needed. The skin is also at C88 and is by Glam Affair, a beautiful skin called Adaline that has such a soft and innocent look to it.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

KPOP STAR – RARE1 – White Wolf – Fox City 

Brass Star Wall Decor [single type] = Soy @ Collabor88

Location

Poses by

Voir

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Adeline Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Collabor88

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Hair:

Siren Ponytail – Beusy @ Collabor88

HBSE-NV-0003 HUD.Cloud – .LeLutka.

Clothes:

Noelle Thermal Romper – Narcisse @ The Liaison Collaborative

Tinker Legwarmers – Blueberry

Shoes :

Lydia Mary Jane Creepers – Livalle @ Sanarae

Accessories :

KAHUKUIHUKU necklace – Mandala @ Uber

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Shake It

Shake it

We have had mesh now for 6 years, which actually means even for us oldbies that we have had mesh longer than we didn’t have it – just barely for some of us – but that is staggering. Occasionally we all come across an item that really makes us raise our heads to the Mesh Gods and thank them for the skills that can now be shared. That was kind of what occurred today when trying on this dress by Cynful at this round of Collabor88.

The fringing look that covers the entire dress is remarkable, and in years past would have taken down a few sims just trying it on. But now thanks to mesh, and the skillset of those using it, we can have such delights as these…the perfect shake your tailfeather New Years party dress. There is also the ability to make the base of the dress a different colour than the fringing so that you can have a contrast look. I was feeling the nude colour scheme today and paired it up with these stunning shoes by Ingenue.

The peep-toe teamed up with the strap bow look is just perfect and a high feet pleasure to wear the night through. The colour scheme matched up really well with these new bento rings and bracelets that I got from Voluptas Virtualis, they do some amazing clothing, but these rings are just perfection. I really like that the metal options have a great range to choose from, and the colour combinations of the stones and beadwork are just fun and exciting. I would love to be able to pick and choose which rings are visible, but that would mean me having 465641656 options of wear, and I need to buy more things.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

NO LIMITS. Stairs for sunlight – ANQ

Light – The Loft

Location

Poses by

Kirin

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Tara Skin Applier – YS&YS Second Life’s annual Holiday Shop & Hop

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS & YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57  Flair

Hair:

December – Tableau Vivant @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Zipporah Dress – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Lucie Heels – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Karen Bracelet and Rings – VoluptasVirtualis
Coffin Nails Empire

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Battle Cry

BattleCry

You see something that is just lovely, and you want instantly to own it, that was how I felt about the Odalisque’s Claws by Cynefin. However, while the ad was so pretty, and they had me thinking I would do something all whimsical and fantasy like, that changed. The claws are bento fit and at first I was all about the option to not have the strap around the wrist…I got the fatpack and once I had on the silver, I knew that it was time to bring out the Pris skin appliers by YS&YS that were from a recent <3 RP event.

The skin appliers come in Elf or Vamp or Orc skin bases, but because the face work is actually a tattoo layer, I went with a beautiful skin layer of Serene also a YS&YS skin, given a more what is really underneath vibe. I had been shopping with Ashia and Whimsy at RO Poses and grabbed all their Bento poses that come with props, one of which was this perfect bow and arrow, and instantly I knew that I need to put on the wrist straps version of the claws as the whole vibe was now Warrior Woman of the future, or past if you like conspiracy theories.

I got to use a lot of bits and pieces that I have wanted to for a while now, this hairbase being the main one. Mina released a hairstyle a while ago now, and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with the hairbase, however, eachtime I went to wear it with something I would end up in something else, often other hair of hers, but still. Today I decided that the hairbase was staying and the hair was going to stay off as it is one sided and would have covered my other hand. The shaved lines hairbase is a winner, and comes with appliers for LeLutka and other heads with omega appliers also.

The metal work also comes in body appliers, mixing them with these burns by Izzie’s that are intense but when you are a hot cyborg you sometimes just need to dive into the fires for various reasons and sometimes your skin regeneration doovahikiethingymabob hasn’t fully charged.

I grabbed this cool dress with the awesome collar off of Marketplace, and it was perfect for the look I was going for, it also has armbands and bracers, but I did not want to detract focus from the claws. The fatpack options let you change the colours of the claws making mixes if you like, and there are great texture options, but the silver was just that right side of steel for me.

I hadn’t worn my Mandala ears for a while, and this was the time to bring them out, with the jewellery options and the adorable silver tips using the pixie size option, they fit my head really well, as you can open and close the holes with shape sliders when you turn off your ears on your LeLutka bento heads.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

Location

Poses by

Huntress – R.O Reve Obscura

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head LeLutka

Pris – Elf  Skin Applier – YS&YS

Serene Skin Applier –  YS&YS

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers :  YS&YS

Burns Appliers – Izzie’s 

Hair:

Myla Hair – Hairbase only worn – Mina

Clothes:

Nelida Armor Dress & Collar – Luas

Shoes :

Gladiator Sandals – Slink

Accessories :

Odalisque’s Claws – Cynefin

STEKING Ears – Mandala

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Boogaloo

Boogaloo

Dance movies are my jam. I think I saw Break Dance and Electric Boogaloo at the movies a half dozen times each, and for us that is a lot of times because movies were never really inexpensive to see. I loved them so much, and every Dance movie out there I have seen numerous times. I even search dance on Netflix and Stan just to see if there is anything new, and alas no. Dance movies are fantastic because there is always some kind of underdog gets the win in the end kind of message, and it was actually those two movies that really showed me that.

When I saw these boxer boots and bomber jacket at Uber by Coco it just made me want to break dance for the rest of the night, I tpd Gidge Uriza of It’s Only Fashion over for a quick visit while doing my pics, and told her what I was doing, her response was ‘ of course you are ‘ apparently it is very acceptable behaviour of me in her eyes, I dig that.

The boots especially won me over, as these were a thing in the mid 80’s and I wanted some but at the same time am such a Girly Girl that I would have had nothing to wear them with, such a shoe addict I am. Now I can get my shoe addiction well and truly taken care of in Second Life.

The socks that come with also have a colour change hud, some lovely colours that pull it all together. The bomber jacket comes with a skivvy in white, which looks partially untucked with the pants also available (not the ones worn) though it fit the ones worn perfectly so I am excited about using that in the future with something else.

Equipment Used: 

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Cardboard Floor and Boombox – RRR

Street Style Star – Art District RARE – Rowne

Location –

Poses by –

R.O Reve Obscura

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Mai – #Foxy

Clothes:

Bomber Jacket – Coco @ Uber

Bib Tank , Scrunched Sweats – Tres Blah

Shoes :

Boxing Shoes w/ Socks – Coco @ Uber

Accessories :

Coffin Nails – Empire

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Coffee Run – Something Old etc (Challenge)

Coffee Run

One of the best things about working in an environment where people like to get coffee or snacks from outside of the office is getting the chance to run out and spend some time in the fresh air and just having that time out…even when you don’t drink coffee.

I didn’t have to go too far today, as this particular cafe/bakery is on the Genesis sim just across from Winx&Flair, Narcisse and Adam n Eve, so if you ever need a great little spot to take some pics, feel free to do so.

I saw this hair release by Tableau Vivant, and it had such a lovely North Shore cosmopolitan vibe about it. Sunshine and good living. That then moved on to this great shirt by Nyu that has long sleeves which I love and just a nice fit perfect for my Slink Hourglass body. Paired up with this great new skirt by Vinyl that is at this round of Fameshed. It kind of gives an ‘ Anyone for Tennis’ feel to the ensemble but the skirt is actually leather, so instead of runners, I went with these adorable chunky sandals also by Nyu.

This post also runs into my Something Old Something New Challenge from the other day, the old coffee stuff, the new skirt, the borrowed bakery set and the blue top, I am feeling the mixes a lot right now.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Portobello Corner Store, Bake Shop Items – Apple Fall

La Petite Joie Cafe, Fruit Baskets, Greengrocers – 8f8

coffee machine  colour change – dust bunny

Bread Shelf – HIDEKI

Cafe Espresso – 11. Donut Tray – [Schultz Bros.]

Location –

Genesis Sim

Poses by –

Persona – N/A

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Karen – Tableau Vivant @ Kinky

Clothes:

Brandy Leather Skirt – Vinyl @ Fameshed

Over the wrist Tee – Nyu

Shoes :

Ankle Buckle Platforms – Nyu

Accessories :

Amos Sunglasses – Baiastice

CEO Coffee & Go – 8F8

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Elfies

Elfies

So many things went on in this post, for one I channelled my inner Whimsy and put together this look for my location with bits and pieces making the build look completely different. The build is a nice large store front, with large floor to ceiling windows at the front and lovely doors, but I added the planks and lights by Meva, to close that window portion off, and then adding the outdoor look table and chairs.

Outdoor seating is a big thing in Australia, so much so that each chair costs a few hundred dollars payment to the council each quarter to have, so they are definitely an investment…but well worth it as Aussies definitely like to be seen enjoying their cafe experiences.

Seeing and being seen is the way to go, and while I was distracted by some work on my laptop and enjoying my extra large cup of Cheeky Pea Tea, I had some very confident guests stop by. Now confidence is a must when you are an elf I would imagine, but that confidence probably comes from the knowing that if people are not so nice, they will end up on a list, so you better toe the line.

These guests of mine have their homebase at this round of The Arcade, which opened yesterday for the month. Mutresse has created many variations of them and they are delightful. They also have great taste in women and are definitely charmers, when not taking pictures of themselves or swinging from the furniture, seriously the shennanigans.

I was a beacon for all things red, with this great jacket by Cynful that fits over the top. A great pairing but able to be worn separately, so many options of use. I went with keeping Cynful with the great belted Flare jeans that have the option to be worn with high heels or flats, these things are very useful when getting dressed.

A beautiful recent hairstyle by Mina gives a lot of attention to the upper torso, so you can still see the clothing really well, it also has a styling hud to change sides, which is handy when taking pics, as I may have been sitting in the other chair.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Industrial Cabin – Fourth Wall

Wall Planks, Industrial Wall light – Meva

Freja Bistro Set – Big Bully

Laptop Hustle – Bueno

Naughty Elf (Gacha set) – Mutresse @ The Arcade

Location –

Poses by –

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Romy – Mina

Clothes:

Terrica’s Blazer, Terrica’s Crop Top, Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Cynful

Shoes :

Omellia Shoes – Livalle

Accessories :

Coffin Nails – Empire

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Something Old Something New – Challenge

Something Old Something New Challenge

While Whimsy Winx is on you have to take advantage, so while I had the initial idea of the look I wanted for this post, it was a co- styled location set up by Whimsy Winx.

Earlier today I was talking to Gogo of JuicyBomb and had an idea of working off the idea of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ and this post came together without even trying and hit all the criteria.

Something OLD

The build an older Gacha item by Rowne is a perfect city look, that I have used many times for outside city scenes. These great shoes by N-Core that even though new to me, are an older style that has fantastic platform wood, braid or cork options, as well as the bow off function for the peep-toe front.

Something NEW

The new is the wonderful skin by Glam Affair that is at this round of Uber, she is like the younger sister of the default Spencer skin, with those gorgeous doe type eyes, and the smattering of freckles really won me over. Also new is this great jacket by Vinyl, that is at the annual Tannenbaum event, where you can get your wintery needs met. There are options for changing different parts of the jacket to make combinations such as I did. Then you have these hip hugging shorts by Blueberry, that make for a very attractive showcase for the effort being put in to wear them.

Something Borrowed

I was able to get the styling assistance from Whimsy that fit into this category with her awesome use of the industry letters by Apple Fall, where she put together the Yoga sign for me…then adding some beautiful topiary plants and planters by Trompe Loeil. Lastly in the borrowed was the Scooter by Consignment, which I loved this, because I also had scooters by What Next so instead of it looking like a created scene it had a bit more realism to it.

Something Blue

Well, blue came into a lot of the look, the blue I used in the HUD from my vinyl jacket, the blue denim of the shorts, and then the blue that the sports bra came in with the additional sunshiney yellow that I had to inject into the look as well.

The hair shopping we did the other day –  Ashia and I bought lots and lots of hair – came in real handy, as I had this great cap style going into the studio, then though for a bit of realism, same store, same colour but hair down now, and jacket off with the sports bra also from Vinyl being used. I like being able to do these kinds of things, it makes for livening up the post for yourself just as much as your readers. I also used the sheen option in my Slink body HUD, and then the shimmer option on my LeLutka head HUD so that I looked like I had definitely been getting my Yoga on.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Street Style Star – The City RARE – Rowne

Mat Crate Relax – Unkindness

Industry Letters – Apple Fall

Odette Topiary, Planter –  Trompe Loeil 

Seaport Scooter – slate – Consignment

‘Ivory’ Monaco Scooter (plain luggage) – What Next 

Location –

Poses by –

Chic Girld Stroll – Winx & Flair 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Rival Hair (with Cap Tinted), Jayden – #Foxy

Clothes:

Ela Shorts – Blueberry

Aspen Bomber Jacket, Dragon Sports Bra –   Vinyl @ Tannenbaum

Shoes :

Ibiza – N-Core

Accessories :

Summer yoga bag (Rare) – Zenith