• Blowpop,  Cupcakes,  LeLutka,  Royal Blue,  VR Foundry

    blog – Ta Daaaaaa


    Vaudeville, from 1880 until the 1930’s was north americas top form of entertainment. Now it’s reality TV, and even virtual worlds – no real statistics were used in the making of this post – which kind of makes sense really. Live entertainment is hard to edit, which allows for a higher level of shock value, the pie in the face probably being the most famous vaudeville slapstick carry on.

    Designers United III is a themed event that happens every few months, where a team of designers get together under one banner, and one idea and expand upon it… I find this concept fascinating to watch, and my only displeasure is that they don’t spread it out a bit further than one location. Even going so far as to maybe even showcase an item or two of another designers in their own store. Kind of a relay of sorts, if you went to one designer participants store you would find items from the event of a different designer. So for those wanting only one designers items would actually have to go to a completely different store, which could make them a new fan…now that to me would be a way to unite.

    Ok rambling aside, and totally they are doing an incredible job, the last two events were superb and this one is shaping up to be incredible. What a theme for this time of year, it really is a time to get out of your comfort zone and party on. Showing some items from Royal Blue creator Marni Grut, who has been invited to participate this time around.

    The first combo is so adorable and cutesy. I mean if you are going to put that much tulle under a skirt why not flip it up and show it off lol. I love this idea, it is so fab and allows you to show off your knickers. It is totally a Kewpie doll effect, I could be perched on the top of a cane at the Royal Easter Show for sure – yes our versions wore cute little flip dresses.

    Marni has created a slew of hats and headbands for this event also, the overall favourite for me, and OMG we got Whimsy in a Hat, is The Narator. This hat is a MUST HAVE , it’s design is just fantastically inspired, and for those that love the written word, and stories of old, well it just makes sense you would love this too.

    Seeing as Vaudeville was a total merging of all the different types of entertainment of the time, from theater to freak shows, The Illusionist mask kind of represents that ideal perfectly, also the other pieces together gave me the idea of a magicians assistant, with a more modern take. I have to admit I kind of feel like a bit of a superhero in this get up too, or at least I could ride a mean trapeze – as long as it had good poseballs of course.

    Last week Rosemary Galbraith of Cupcakes IMd me for a chat about her upcoming skin range, by the time we were finished brainstorming, it had pretty much been completely reworked, and some new ideas for the finished product emerged. I was glad to see this week that all that work came through with a beautiful product.

    The Darling Collection has two different noses, for those that want a bit of ethnicity in their skin range, as well as a more Caucasian look. The brows are tintable with different colours provided, and now with shaved as well as a definite lingerie friendly down there, seeing as the store does do their own range of swimwear and lingerie that was something that we discussed.

    So many tones to choose from, as well as really lovely make ups, this is a definite step forward for the Cupcakes range, and if you have not tried their skins in the past, I recommend doing so now. Also while you are there make sure and check out the clothes, they are so pretty.

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    Picture 1:

    Hair: Star – Magika

    Skin: Darling – Sun – Dark Love BR1 N2 – Cupcakes

    Clothes: The Transformation Begins in B/ Pepto Bismol – Royal Blue (Designers United Event item)

    The Death of a Clown Socks in Mono Act – Royal Blue (Designers United Event item)

    Shoes/Boots: Shavon Boots – LeLutka

    Accessories: The NaratorRoyal Blue (Designers United Event item)

    Takara Nail/cream white – Mandala

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: Reel Expression – Burlesque

    Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUDVR Foundry

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    Picture 2:

    Hair: Kate – Magika

    Skin: Darling – Sun – Shimmer BR2 N1 – Cupcakes

    Clothes: The Transformation Begins in Court Jester (without skirt portion)- Royal Blue (Designers United Event item)

    Lace top stockings – Blowpop

    Shoes/Boots: Saffron Pumps – LeLutka

    Accessories: The IllusionistRoyal Blue (Designers United Event item)

    Punch the Jester Gloves in Cranbery Clash Royal Blue (Designers United Event item)

    EMERGENCY neckless – LeLUltra (coming 30th Dec 2009)

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: Reel Expression – Burlesque

    Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD VR Foundry

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    What’s in a name

    What’s in a name, well today lots and lots. A few months back Dove Swanson of Long Awkward Pose asked some of us to choose a rl picture that we like the real pose in, and she would try and recreate it for us. Yesterday she released the Wonder Girls  pose set and I was so excited to see that my choice made the cut.

    I decided it might be fun to do a pic with each pose; in a kind of look of the person it was named after, now I don’t know all of the people, and some that I do know I had to mix some things up, but it was my ownfun and entertaining way to cope with not being able to sleep.


    Picture 1:

    Hair: Raine – Kin

    Skin: Clara Bow – Sin Skins

    Clothes: Tip and Zero mix and match -  Triangle (Previously Ghost)

    Shoes/Boots: Goth Ribbon Lace up boots – J’s

    Accessories: Bandaged Kitty – Pink  Fuel

    Inspired Sparrow – Material Squirrel

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Achariya – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    It was so much fun dressing up as Achariya, I combined two old favs from Ghost that is now Triangle. The Skirt comes in handy for all sorts of fabulous looks. This pose is ideal for holding things, and the bandaged kitty from PF was an ideal blend with this look.

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    Picture 2:

    Hair: Love Letter to Japan II – Tiny Bird

    Skin: Petal [Dark] April-Pure 1 – Gala Curio

    Clothes: Nautical Set – 5th & Oxford

    Shoes/Boots: Flip Flops ( has to put THONGS in just because ) – 0N (Zero Number)

    Poses/Animations:  Wonder Girls – Autumn – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    I totally believe that Autumn would just cop a squat anywhere and take a call, a recent hair release from her own store is just adorable, and so suited to the fabulous Nautical set by Roslin Petion of 5th&Oxford (Previously not on Buffy but  Fleur). You cannot see enough of the clothing to give it justice , but take my word for it, if you are into highwaist double buttoned sailor pants, THESE are a MUST HAVE. Also must haves are the thongs on my feet, they are FREE at the horror festival at Drowsy, get them in all colours , I was so excited to find a great pair , and free just made them awesome.

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    Picture 3:

    Hair: Dolly Girl – ::69:: – Ribbon is retextured by me

    Skin: Misty – League

    Clothes: Jolene Lingerie & Lace Stockings – Blowpop

    Shoes/Boots: Nana Heels – Enkythings

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Babyhoney – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    This pose, and the name, what else could I shoot but Lingerie, and fine a lush lingerie it is. Recently Blowpop released this set and it’s just awesome, seriously if Annyka doesn’t keep making clothes, we will have to stage a sit in.
    The lace topped stockings are sold as seperates, which is great as they come in different sheer depths and are a great price. Often you just need stockings because you have all the other pieces already.

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    Picture 4:

    Hair: Mister Sister – Lamb

    Skin: Moonbeam FREX [Dark] Vixen-Pure 2 – Gala Curio

    Clothes:Luxe Knit Coat Skirt, Bloom Trousers – TRUTH

    Accessories: Paddington Tote – TRUTH

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Dakota – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    The first time I ever saw this hair, or any hair by lamb for that matter; it was on Dakota Buck. This pose is fabulous as it has a definite, I’m waiiiiiting but I’m being very cool about it look. I mixed a lot of TRUTH items in this look, I adore the cardigan coat, big and long and wintery warm…it is so what I need right this second. If you look really hard I didn’t credit it, because you cannot buy it , but there is a sneaky touch of Savvy in there :P.

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    Picture 5:

    Hair: Lolli Sexy Buns – Posh

    Skin: MEDIUM Audrey Smoky 5 – 5th&Oxford

    Clothes: Lace Dress – Cloudy

    Shoes/Boots: Devoue Sandal – Courtisane

    Accessories: Bag from Bandaged Eyes – BP*

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Dahlia – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    5th&Oxford with their rebranding came new skins, Audrey is the name and with that comes the classy looks that Fleur in the past was reknowned for. Lips that are full and poutyful, with a lovely and delicate skin tone, semi porceline looking but with some peaches thrown in.

    Also from the festival, I think I bought everything, the bag I am carrying was actually the bag the bandage eyes comes in, I thought the bag was so cute I had to wear it as an accessory.

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    Picture 6:

    Hair: Holly – Little Heaven

    Skin: Acorn [Dark] June-Grass – Gala Curio

    Clothes: Second Date – 5th&Oxford

    Shoes/Boots: Savanna Florette – TRUTH

    Accessories: Bamboo and Jade Necklace and Earrings – Essentia

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Haver – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    Again by Roslin of 5th&Oxford the Second Date dress is such a sweet dress, the clothing making skills of Roslin are great, as she just recently taught herself how to make clothes, YAY Roslin you are a star. I went with green for Havers pose, I thought of Lemon but that would be too corny :P.

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    Picture 7:

    Hair: Fedora Hat Mystic Bob – Argrace

    Skin: Audrey Smolder 5 – 5th&Oxford

    Clothes: White Jeans and Tshirt both created by Ryker Beck unsure if available anymore.

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Ryker – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    Yes , not often or ever would you see me in a shirt like this one, Ryker made them a while back for fits and giggles. Definitely a pose in suiting with her character, peace love and mungbeans baby. I love these jeans by the way, they were made an eon ago under her Lix label, yes Ryker made them too, I don’t know if they are even sold anywhere as they were from her old store..but you should harass her if they arent.

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    Picture 8:

    Hair: Zoe – Maitreya

    Skin: Model Sunkissed Soot – Idiosyncrasy

    Clothes: Scandalous – VR Foundry

    Shoes/Boots: Xposed Boots – Fussy

    Accessories: Hair Rose – Essentia

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Sasy – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine, Yum Bum Scandalous Even 😉
    . What else would I wear with such a pose, the Scandalous dress is perfect for it, the great thing about this pose though, is that you can shoot it from all sorts of angles. Thank you sooo much Dove ♥

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    Picture 9:

    Hair: Arya – Lazy Places

    Skin: Seduction – Wheat – Fresh – Cupcakes

    Clothes: Tunic Black Pink – Kurotsubaki @ Drowsy

    Shoes/Boots: Flip Flops (THONGS) – Zero Number @ Drowsy

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Shir – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    Another item I got at the festival was this tunic top, it is so folksy that it reminded me of the first thing Shir made, which featured an embroidered look. Yes I am loving my thongs, they are so cool, I walk around barefoot so much in RL and SL, so these will come in so handy , or feety.

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    Picture 10:

    Hair: Amber – Maitreya

    Skin: Seduction – Wheat – Fresh – Cupcakes

    Clothes: Calangute dress – Zaara

    Accessories: Nizam Set – Zaara

    Poses/Animations: Wonder Girls – Strawberry – LAP

    Equipment: Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

    Actually the first chance I have had to wear alllll the pieces to the Nizam set, it is primtastical but at my own home if anyone complained I’d have ejected them, well actually I wouldn’t the security would because they shouldn’t be in my house lol. Such an incredible set, and what better place to show diversity and your love for cultural pieces than in Second Life.

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    Thanks again Dove so much for these wonderful poses, they are really great and I can’t wait to see the next instalment.

  • Adam n Eve,  Avanista,  Cupcakes,  DeLa,  Enkythings,  Essentia,  Fashion Feed of SL,  Fashion Planet,  INQ,  Maitreya,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Silhouette,  Zaara

    Frosting on the Cake – Cupcakes, DeLa, Zaara, Maitreya


    Cupcakes has been the fabulous merging of two wonderful designers. Mimi Coral and Rosemary Galbraith have been designing seperately for a long time, and last year decided to merge the two labels and make one brand. Both ladies bring some lovely cards to the table in the way that they design and execute lovely clothing and skins.

    The first dress is Clara in Gold, it’s a beautiful Medieval Gown that is just stunning. The fabric is such a rich gold, with a lovely trim in gold and green. I am wearing the Beautiful Aisha hair from Maitreya that was made for the stunning Nizam Jewelry from Zaara’s , even though the Jewelry and Headpieces were made as traditional pieces from India, it looks so beautiful with a Medieval flare.The Nizam pieces are available separately or as a set, and they are just so delicate and stunning.
    The bratop formal comes in various prints at the top, with a full gown skirt that is really pretty, this style is more for the conservative formal events rather than your high glamour, which makes it a very sweet look. I think that the top of this dress would look stunning with dress pants also as the bodice is a very attractive style. With this look I went with the Sophie hair from Maitreya and the Nana heels from Enkythings for a demure slipper look.

    The Button Dress is a great Must Have, there are many colours in this style that you would definitely find one or more to your liking, but not only do you get this fab frock , but you also get this incredible supersized sunhat. Great for sunday brunch, or those day events that are set outdoors.

    Wearing the DeLa RG1 sunglasses, that not only have the different tint lens options, but also worn on top of head option which is great. The Samara Shoes by Adam n Eve are a sexy conservative, with such an incredible high shine in the leather, with a semi built up front and an incredible high heel, these shoes are sleek and sexy in a sophisticated way. The hair I am wearing is Nahla also by Maitreya as are the following two Amber and Piper.

    I am in all the pictures wearing Seduction skins by Cupcakes, these are very trim and tight bodied skins, the make ups are plentiful and cover such a huge range of needs, there are separate sets so that you can get the benefit of saving in packs.

    I am wearing the Seduction Wheat Skins in the number 2 pack and there are newer make ups to check out also, so many beautiful make ups in these and the other skin lines in the Cupcake range.

    Wearing the Fringed Lingerie set which is so pretty in the silvery white, Cupcakes also has a lovely range of lingerie pieces, you really also need to check out the clearance wall at the back of the store were items range around the 25L range.

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    Hair by: Maitreya

    Skin by: Cupcakes

    Clothing by: Cupcakes

    Jewelry/Accessories by: Zaara, Essentia, DeLa

    Shoes by: Enkythings, Adam n Eve

    Eyes by: Silhouette

    Poses by: DeLa

    Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry

    Always thankful for: Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed.

    My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package HERE, or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed.

    Volumen Lashes by LeLutka which I wear all the time and would go spare without.

    Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:


    Digital Dragon Designs

    Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses

    Happy Dispatch




    [LAP] Long Akward Pose


    Ana Lu Fresh Poses

    Naughty Neko Designs

    Imperial Elegance

    Lost Angels

    Studio Sidhe

    Vista Animations


    Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre

    Reel Expression

    Ex- Pose & Roodie Noodie

    Aphrodite Creations



    Street Magic

    Hazel Coppens Poses @ Popfuzz



    V Poses

    Golden Delish