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With the Band

With the Band

I have a friend in me, well two actually. So the other day we went shopping, how unusual right. Ashia of Inventory Episode and Whimsy Winx of Virtually Dressed, we were tping all over with our SL Bloggerati tags on. So we went to Kustom9 and Ashia starts foaming at the mouth, calling me over when I was so not done with that side of the room yet, so she had to wait. She is at the SAGA booth and I am all like MEOW how cool and she is all like PANTS…so I see what she is seeing, and honestly, E-Clipse might just need to send over a bottle of Champers and some BonBons to Christel Morane. So doing some sleuthing, and all my sleuthing skills have grown over the years by the tutelage of Whimsy, the girl is an internet Bloodhound. I found out where the pants were from because the lovely Christel actually put the info on her ads Flickr page information, YAY Christel! and ok not so much sleuthing really.

I continued to have Ashia wait though, finished the walls, and then we went to Saga first, because that is how you say thank you for wearing pretty pants in your ads for other things, you shop first at the shower of the goodies, also her goodies were awesome as well. So I tpd over and hot damn, seriously her build and store layout is top notch, the girl has some mad skills. then went shopping, to the left, to the right of the left, to the middle, and to the right, then the left of the right and back to the middle, did I get everything I wanted, I think so.

Then it was off to the PANTS! But we did not plan for the whole store to be jam-packed full of tantalizing delights, you see I see them at events, and I have purchased at events, but like all event releases, sometimes you miss some, and sometimes you just do not see what gets released at their stores, that is why we try to stop shop often. However, it had been a while, and honestly while I did try and search my inventory to see what I already had, I gave up on that as it was just costing me time, and I had shopping to do, so while Ashia was running ahead (again) and Whimsy was just all over the place, the girl loves to weave shop, drives me bonkers. I started on the left and went up and down each aisle and that store does not fatpack, so I literally had pain in my right hand once I was done, from all the clicking.

Now the pants are the middle ones, and while I did also get the black, the sand was just delightful and well I would feel bad if I wore the black before Ashia. Plus with the combo of this incredible hat, and these awesome sandals beaded feet attachments thingies, both by Saga I was really feeling my urban bohemian mix, and then it just turned into this kind of music festival, live gig look of girls, with different kind of music tastes, which was really fun to do. Also the great choker, no seriously just go buy it all. The hat has a resize option and so I was able to fit it over this beautiful hair by Exile, and that of course lead to more beautiful hairs by Exile. Mixing the cropped hoodie top by Blueberry into the fold and an applier top…now interestingly the strings on the top clipped the applier, because I am wearing it on the clothing layer so it is worn away from the cleavage, so I did have to alter the join of my cleavage to be closer together so the strings would right themselves, so if you ever do have things like that happen, play with the join or the gravity of your breast shapes, it really helps.

For my spacey look, the pants and the boots are so funky, and the amazing thing is that all the trim work is actual mesh, not just texture on there, that was amazing to see as it rezzed in. I teamed it up with this fabulous top that is actually a bra top from the recent Lingerie release by Vinyl but definitely needed to get some outy attention, not just inny, with of course the Meow collar that started the whole shopping extravaganza. Lastly, this shirt, come on how can you resist it, it is plaid, it is oversized, it is tuxedo tails styled, and the collar is up, I am way too cool. It was paired up with jeans at the store, but these shorts I definitely wanted to give a run, and the belt on them is just perfect. Speaking of belts, we lack those in SL now, just thought I would put that out there.

The other day SL Bloggerati was fortunate to get some Shiny Shabby access, and it is a great thing for Bloggers to do a practice run of events, it gives us a chance to shop quickly, but also let people know if things seem strange, prices, vendors not working, items not in the correct bags etc…it has always been that way for us, to make sure we let people know if something is up, a good team effort between Bloggers and Designers and Event Coordinators, so if you ever do get early access to an event, make sure you pay attention to those kinds of things and let the right people know as soon as you can. The layout now is so spacious and easy to maneuver, I like the wide aisles and I really like the huge box booth styles, it just makes it easier to shop, and much easier to set up for stores I am sure.

Shiny Shabby January 2018

Minimal has some great Gachas at the event, and I got this great countertop cafe booth, and it was perfect for this pic, because these days it is not an event without food trucks and pop up cafes all over the place. My only mention about the Gachas and it did not bother me too much because I use my VR Studio HUD and Library and Posestand for everything I do, would not function without them, but the backdrops are no MOD, and while that is ok with things that are actually behind you, having stools in them or any seating kind of look it would be cool if they were mod to be able to either add poses to them, or even shift them around the space, I understand gacha means no copy, but some of us are ok with the risk, and the no gacha ones at another event are also no mod.

I did a lot of shopping at Shiny Shabby also and will definitely show more from there in the next posts.

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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

 Winx & Flair

Marukin

Vibe Gatcha – Minimal @ Shiny Shabby

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head LeLutka

Jaclyn Skin Applier – The Skinnery

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : The Skinnery

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 28  Flair

LELUTKA Lipstick Applier – Fresh Lip Tints – Pink Fuel

Hair:

Left:

Jagged Edge – Exile

Middle:

Break the Rules – Exile

Right:

Summer Glow – Exile

Clothes:

Left: 

Hype Pants – E-clipse Designs

Applesauce Strappy Lingerie (TOP) – Vinyl

Middle:

Laura Cropped Sweater – Blueberry

Narcotic Dope Pants – E-clipse Designs

Tempter Bustier (applier) – Flair

Right:

Tammy Shorts, Oversized Shirt – E-clipse Designs

Shoes :

Left:

Hype Boots –  E-clipse Designs

Middle:

Bohemian Sandals –  Saga

Right:

Narcotic Dope Combats – E-clipse Designs

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire

Left:

Meow Choker – Saga @ Kustom9

Virtual Armwarmers – Luvi

Middle:

Laced Choker, Traveler Hat – Saga

 

 

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Stylish

Slip it on

Slip it on

This dress is so much of everything to me right now. It needed no alpha use at all, it fit snug in the right places and loose where it needed to be, and falls beautifully about the body. The texture is lovely, giving it a sheen when it needs it, and a more casual look if that is your approach. I went with three looks for the dress, a night time date look, a daytime casual playful look and an up market ladies who lunch, and shop, and lead by example look.

The dress is by NYU and it was worn with a sweater under in an ad, so there is even more versatility right there. I was really feeling the hair by #Foxy today, and went through some of the styles I grabbed late last year, one of which I have featured in the past behind the shoulders, but this time went with the one side forward look, and it really is a charming hairstyle.

The shoes really enhanced the looks also. The Ballet slippers by Slink are actually updated to be Deluxe compatible if you ever purchased the Margot shoes in the past, go redeliver. You can wear them with any height feet you own, even if single feet types, but for the Deluxe it is great as you have all five looks. You can also turn off the ribbons and make them more casual, but I was feeling my Girly Girl with the pink, so left them on.

The other shoes are by Breathe. The middle Katashi shoes are so attractive, with the wooden heels, and the ability to change the front straps from the upper, I went with all one colour for this look though, but you can change them. The Miyako heels are seriously fierce footwear. The strapping has colour change options, and they have a really cool military vibe to them, making the fluffy vest and slip dress just a great contrast.

I invited a little play date along for the post. The golden Pomeranian by Half Deer is at this round of Epiphany, he is just too cute, and obviously the kind of pet that suits my outfit.

 

 

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

Kirin

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle 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 145  Flair

LELUTKA Lipstick Applier – Fresh Lip Tints – Pink Fuel

Hair:

Left:

Drogon Hair – #Foxy

Middle:

Cryboy Hair – #Foxy

Right:

Jayden – #Foxy

Clothes:

Left: 

Babydoll Slip On Dress – NYU

Gitana Vest – Mimikri

Middle:

Babydoll Slip On Dress – NYU

Right:

Babydoll Slip On Dress – NYU

Tempter Leggings (appliers) – Flair

Shoes :

Left:

Miyako Heels – Breathe

Middle:

Katashi Heels – Breathe

Right:

Margot Ballet Slippers – Slink

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire

Left:

Colour Blocking Minimalism  Bangles – Tee*fy

Fall Canvas Bag (tinted) – Miseria (N/A)

Vintage Royal Crown Ring – Red Mint

Middle:

KAHUKUIHUKU necklace – Mandala @ Uber

Right:

Pomeranian Lay Golden – Half Deer @ Epiphany

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Stylish

Just Short Breaths

Just Short Breaths

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The other day the awesome Peep Sideshow of Pics by Peep and I had a chatter about some new pants she had. She can tell you all about what went down on her blog HERE. She is always such a joy to read, and her fun and style all make for a great blog post. She has actually joined us in the NEW Bloggers Group SL Bloggerati. Which has so far been joined by so much talent that I am excited to see it grow. If you are a Blogger, Blogger Manager or an Event Organiser, I encourage you to join us. Info HERE.

I have not done a 3’fer post for such a long time, I used to do them often, and then shadows came around and it all just changed. I miss it, I missed showing more range of an item – in this case, these great boots by Breathe. I missed showing how you can get the most out of looks, so tonight in less time than my usual posts I got it going on, and seriously the shorts and boots just made it so much fun.

It ended up a great mix of Collabor88 and Epiphany which just opened tonight, and the pickings are beautiful. Three times in a row I got a rare on my third pull, that must have been where the 3’fer came from. I really love this great posture collar, and the so adorable fluffy boa by Kaithleens she always makes such lovely pieces. The shorts by Miss Chelsea actually come with the panties with black or white or hide show options, and they pulled the whole white and army green combination together. Then the Bloomers by Schadenfreude just made me so happy joy joy.

The middle look was worn for a few days because of the Pic for Peep, and I kept making sure I had it all worked out so that I could credit it here and there. It is a lovely blend of feminine with the blouse by Mimikri and these adorable shorts by The Secret Store, with their frayed ends and lace trim, so pretty.

The hair by Exile motivated me to punk out with my bloomers, and using the Rerouting option on my LeLutka head, I wore a lipstick on the lipstick layer, then tinted it with the head hud, then added the DOLL option of the lip tints by Pink Fuel that do a smaller pout application to the middle of the lips, on the tattoo layer, creating a great lip liner look. So cool, so punky. I am also in love with this great turtleneck by Ison, it is from Uber, and honestly while I was freezing in an Aussie Winter months ago, I was pining for this look, and now it is a must for sure.

I had a lot of fun, being a stalker of Peep, and I had much fun with my 3’fer, things are looking all sorts of exciting for 2018.

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

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle 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

LELUTKA Lipstick Applier – Fresh Lip Tints – Pink Fuel

Hair:

Left:

Relentless – Exile @ Collabor88

Middle:

IonLittle Bones @ Collabor88

Right:

SkySintiklia @ Epiphany

Clothes:

Left: 

Moody Bloomers – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

Cropped Turtleneck – Ison @ Uber

Middle:

Chiffon BlouseMimikri

Paula Denim Shorts – The Secret Store

Right:

Niki ShortsMiss Chelsea @ Epiphany

Dani Top – Miss Chelsea

Shoes :

Left:

Laureline BootsBreathe @ Fameshed

Middle:

Laureline BootsBreathe @ Fameshed

Right:

Laureline BootsBreathe @ Fameshed

Accessories :

Left:

Coffin Nails Empire

Middle:

Necronomic Mother – Collar (rare) – CerberusXing @ Epiphany

Athena Stacking Rings (Slink) – Amala

Right:

Boudoir Boa – Kaithleens @ Epiphany

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Stylish

Softly

Softly

A night out, where anything is possible, is what this outfit brings to mind. The very textural look of the softer than soft sweater over the sequin pants and pretty bow heels. Beautiful pieces from all over the grid.

The sweater is by Cynful and also comes with floral embelishments that you can hide or show, that come with a great HUD that also includes gems and pearls in the centre of the flowers. I opted for no flowers with the look. The pants by Mimikri are stunning, they come in great colour options, and they make you want to get up and take to the dance floor, or dancing atop a table is not ruled out.

Someone may have to help me up and down in these heels though, as demure as they look from the front, the heels have some great height, for grabbing attention. The whole look is great, because it can start off as a first Date look that can either go on into the early hours as long as it is going well, or you can just ditch them for your friends at your favourite haunt – not like that has never happened.

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

Leo Couch – Concept

apothecary chest – Junk.

Hanging Planter [Natural] – Pilot

Location

Poses by

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle 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:

Elina – Elikatira @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Marci Sequin Pants – Mimikri

Delrica’s Cozy Sweater – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Laila Heels – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Wish Necklace – Cynful

Felicity Palm Ring – Slipper

Coffin Nails Empire

Categories
Stylish

Venetian Flora

Venetian Flora

First of all todays lesson learned. I was using the wonderful Venetian Blinds projector lights by VR Studio for my picture, and I realised in time that the shadows where not appearing on my legs. I attributed it to the fact that they were appliers but was unsure what was going on there. So I spoke to the VR Studio creator and they explained that the lighting was conflicting with the alpha in the appliers, so to fix it I needed to use the MASK option on my Slink Body. I went to the layers tab clicked on the clothing button and checked the masking box. I had to tweak the slider and bam SHADOWS ARE GO!

Now my other ‘pay attention to me’ moment is about my sleeve puffs. They are actually from an older – no longer available – jacket by Celoe. They slipped perfectly over this beautiful Blazer jacket by Pixicat that is at this round of Collabor88. The blazer also has the lovely lace inner trim giving you an all in one and ready to go look. I did wish that the lace had an off/on option, but by adding the sleeve puffs I was able to create my own look with it.

The hair is also a C88 item by #Foxy. Because of the marvelous styling HUD you get the option of hair behind shoulders and even shoulder tendrils off, giving you a perfectly clean sweep for clothing. I love these added details. The hair also comes with hair tattoos that are also an option to show or hide, meaning the hair is very versatile.

The boots are by Utopia Designs, and yet again they came through with the options as well as the incredible materials options you get, as the jacket had a sheen to it that I was able to follow through with in the boots leather…just perfect. I feel like this is the perfect outfit to wear to a night-time polo match, it has a hint of equestrian and a dash of sophistication all combined into one hot look, if I do say so myself. So explore your older inventory items and piece together your style.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots – Venetian Blinds Projector

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio ” Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build

haunted corner horror places #2 – Ninety by annie Vosmus

Hargrave Chair , Soft And Subtle Table – The Loft

Decor – Bougainvillea Vase – LODE

Location

Poses by

Persona N/A

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

May Mesh Head LeLutka

Michelle 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:

Her Hair – #Foxy @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Lavish Blazer – Pixicat @ Collabor88

mademoiselle Hat, Sleeve Puffs (Rossi Jacket) – Celoe (N/A)

Toeless Leggings (appliers) – Flair

Shoes :

Nadia – Utopia Designs @ Cosmopolitan

Accessories :

Studded Sunglasses – Nyu

Coffin Nails Empire

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Stylish

No Wheels

No Wheels

I did a post the other week, and sent the link to Kavar – Cleanslate of Exile – and his reaction was “OMG Your hair matches your shoes’ and my reply was ‘Exactly’. This is not a new thing for me, with Second Life giving us so many options to just bust out the hair dye without any permanent damage, why shouldn’t you go all out.

This time it is more of a subtle fusion than the all out BAM Colour, with the lovely soft mint like ends to this beautiful blonde, then adding those same colour combinations of white and mint to my shoes and pants, it came out a winner.

The hair is the latest by Exile at this round of Collabor88 and while in my picture you cannot see the hairline of perfection, I can guarantee you are going to want to get this style and pray to all that is Kavar that he does this more and more frequently with newer styles. It also comes with an add on Hair Flower which is just perfect as it is named Slow Dancing, so you will want to find a reason to be taken out to tango the night away in this style.

As soon as I saw these fun ankle boots by Mutresse I knew exactly which pants I wanted to wear them with and the look just grew upwards from there. They are so clompy stompy fun, and they have so many options of colours and combinations that are way too entertaining to play with.

The pants by Vinyl also go into the options of awesome category, and with the fatpack you can play for days. These are the brights version of the pants, and they are just so cool. I love the zippered expanded sides part, and they are so very much as named snowboard pants, and go with that whole vibe really well. I added the top by Blueberry and the straps around the mid section are on/off controlled and can be coloured in contrasting or same as done here. It is a lovely style and I like that even though mid cropped it is long sleeved.

I was running through facebook earlier and saw an ad for new brows for LeLutka heads by Mai Bilavio, I grabbed them, and they are really nice, coming in plucked or threaded, if you have never seen or experienced RL threading it is something pretty special as a skill set. They are a natural colour only, and you have to pick the right colour base for your skin, I am wearing the Medium if that helps, with my Medium skin tone by League. I did however get the fatpack because I was not sure how they were going to blend in as there is some skin colour surrounding them.

I also pulled out the Fresh Lip tints by Pink Fuel for LeLutka, these are amazing as there are so many options including the dolly version I have on in the nude. For the background of my picture, I actually just stacked that great Soy apartment building I was in the other day on top of itself so that the base of the build became a backstep behind me, so many variables with items in SL to create interesting space.

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

Apartment [Jyoukyo-House] Skybox type (Edited Walls)  – SOY

Location

Poses by

Bento AO Soak – SLC Body Language

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Amaia Skin Applier – League 

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 57  Flair

Fresh Lip Tints (LeLutka) – Pink Fuel

Natural Brow Duo – Mai Bilavio

Hair:

Slow Dancing – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Girls Night Top – Blueberry @ Collabor88

Fuel Snowboarding pants – Vinyl

Shoes :

Gugutka Boots – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire

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Stylish

Grinder

Grinder Do you modify things you buy, do you take copies of things and see how far you can push them? Do you know how to give yourself more natural light? – if the build allows. This great apartment by Soy allowed for both.  The walls were a more beaten up old build look, and while that works in some cases, it is not always a want in a good build. So I looked at the texture panel and made sure the item was copy, and then just threw in a texture I had full perms in a lighter cream colour. It still had some rough natural paint on it, so it still fit well. I didn’t have much to lose either, it either worked or it didn’t. As for the light.

Depending on the direction of the sun, and how you rez your build, you will get different sun direction. If you don’t feel like picking everything up, or you can’t, there are ways to bring the sunshine in. If you go to edit the item and if linked select the face option, click on the outside walls, and if possible you make them transparent enough to let the sunlight in. This is why WinxBoxes are mod and separate panels for the outside so that this is possible when using them, and this build by Soy is the same kind of thing. You can’t do it if the inside and outside wall are the same mesh piece with a shared face. Wall Transparent Edit

The build although an apartment is a great little size for an office kind of look, so adding this great Coffee Station by Cheeky Pea made that a reality. Individual pieces give you the option to set it up as you wish, the curtains and plants are also a part of the collection. Again using mod options to resize the plants on the windowsill so that they didn’t look too much like copies of the same thing.

Keeping warm with my Hot Chocolate – I do not drink coffee, I just make it – and this wonderful outfit by Kaithleens. The vest is a separate attachment so you can mix and match that with other outfits. Then down to these incredibly classy shoes by Utopia. I love the stitching leatherwork and ability to change colours of leather in the various portions of the shoes, making some great combinations. Make sure to demo so that you can see how much of your wardrobe these will take to a new level.

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

Katherine Coffee Station – Cheeky Pea @ District 20

Apartment [Jyoukyo-House] Skybox type (Edited Walls)  – SOY

Coffee cup (1) – Kunst

Hare Fancy Lamp – Mutresse

Location

Poses by

Oracul

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka

Amaia Skin Applier – League 

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers: League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers: set 57  Flair

Hair:

Vicky Hair – Opale

Clothes:

Mini Dress and Fur Vest – Kaithleens

Shoes :

Smilla – Utopia Designs

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Empire