• Avanista,  DeLa,  Diversity Hair,  Essentia,  Fashion Feed of SL,  Fashion Planet,  Fishy Strawberry,  Fuse Melon,  GLOW Studios,  INQ,  Kalnins,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  OH,  VR Foundry

    LANd Ahoy


    Two different tones in the same skin, can really change a look and a feel for the same make ups. It can change a dismal day into something really fun and joyful, or it can better reflect a more somber mood.

    I often feel that way with skins, and being able to actually swap from tone to tone can really change everything about a day. I have been flat out lately, and have actually been negligent in inventory sorting, so much that it got overwhelming. I have even been running to the same folders to put on in a hurry, as a mad dash and suitable look go to, and that is very unusual for me, but one folder that kept repeating was definitely the first and second dress today.

    I found myself wanting to put it on many times, just because it was pretty and made me happy with it’s swish swish. Also the fabulous Promenade boots from Kalnins ended up being the ones I most enjoyed with the dress, kind of a mix of dressy casual, that I am dressing to look like I didn’t try look, but we all know it took planning to put together lol.

    Depending on what look you are going for, both the boots, which are texture change and a fabulous take on the cowboy boot, making a sexier ankle boot version, also with texture change metal features, and even glow …with the Jocelyn dress from DeLa come up a treat. Also as the dress comes in great solid colours, but also on every layer, I used the opportunity to pull out an oldie but a goodie clothing layer belt from Diversity called Adena. Clothing layer belts can be a fun way to totally change the look of something, and if they are on all layers, they are priceless.

    The addition of some accessories and a fabulous hairstyle from OH , Whimsy and I went to OH last week and bought it out, I think that Fhaya Denimore better hurry up and make more, they are all delightful and really well priced, all of the hair I am wearing today is from be sure to check it out, if you haven’t already.

    Now back to the divine DeLa, the Jocelyn in black with the bits and pieces is definitely a night out look, where as the Jocelyn dress in the red with the addition of the Sweater Wrap in white, also from DeLa makes it more of a casual smart day look, or maybe even an early date ending with a nice stroll along the beach – made sure I wasn’t corny enough to say promenade ;).


    Not just the overall looks, but also the colours, the grey I couldn’t get into fast enough in the Lita Set, now I am wearing a camisole that is a separate item with this today, only because due to all different skins and how people make them, there is a slight showing of nipple in this skin/set combo, it is not that way for all but it is something you do need to take into account, as do the designers creators. It was also the tiniest sliver but I don’t show, so it was not something I could just let slide without letting you know.

    But because of this, I was able to do a less naughty look, but in my opinion just as, if not more sexy. The Legwarmers come with the Lita set, and they are just fabulous too, I can see wearing those with many things, and maybe if we are lucky Kura will box them up separately or something similar in the future, because with the upcoming cooler weather for many, these are just all sorts of fun.

    The other set in that killer sexy red, is the Lisa set , and just YUM, the colours this set comes in are just marvelous. Strapless and provocative, with the added half sleeves, and those slouchy thigh highs, all too yummy. Because of the way it is built as well, you could so totally mix and match colours from one set to another, and make your own fabulous combination’s.

    The skin I am wearing with these looks is all by Fishy Strawberry, and the skin is LAN in the Latte and Cappuccino tones. They are not so far apart tone wise, but the overall effect of them is so different I had to show both this way. The make ups are just lovely, not overly done, yet with a really nice selection of both eyes and lips, as well as hairbases in light and dark, and just because she could, Fae has added hair to be worn with the bases , in the packs.

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    Picture 1:

    Hair: Oh my darling – OH

    Skin: LAN – Fishy Strawberry

    Clothes: Jocelyn Dress – DeLa

    Shoes/Boots: Promenade – Kalnins

    Accessories: DeLyn Earrings – Glow Studios

    Black Sheep Bangle – Fabulous

    Adena Belt – Diversity (not sure if this is still available, if not IM Aleri Darkes and say Sasy said put it back out 😛 )

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: DeLa

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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    Picture 2:

    Hair: Oh my Honey – OH

    Skin: LAN – Fishy Strawberry

    Clothes: Jocelyn Dress , Sweater Wrap – DeLa

    Shoes/Boots: Promenade – Kalnins

    Eyes: Thaw -Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: DeLa

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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    Picture 3:

    Hair: Oh my Falll – OH

    Skin: LAN – Fishy Strawberry

    Clothes: Lita Dress set – DeLa

    Caroline Ivory Camisole – Insolence (part of Caroline set )

    Shoes/Boots: Silvera Pumps – DeLa

    Accessories: JuJu Clutch – DeLa

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: DeLa

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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    Picture 4:

    Hair: Oh my Happiness – OH

    Skin: LAN – Fishy Strawberry

    Clothes: Lisa dress set – DeLa

    Accessories: KRAKOW – Glow Studios

    Burgundy Hair Rose – Essentia

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: DeLa

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • Dare,  Fuse Melon,  Idiosyncrasy,  Ingenue,  JetDoll,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  Tesla,  VR Foundry

    Pin Up Doll


    I do share well with others, so much so that I am not keeping these yummies to myself for any longer. I had actually started writing my post for this morning, when I got sidetracked, which isn’t too difficult with our lot. We can be very motivating for eachother, but also very very naughty at dangling tempting tidbits in front of each other too.

    As I am no longer working – hugs Onyx tight because I already miss her bunches – that’s not such a bad thing, as usually I would be sleeping about now. But I got to spend some awesome time with Justice, Whimsy, Gary and Ashia tonight instead. Yes ok I said morning and night all in the same time, but it is coming up to both yours and mine.

    Lately as I mentioned before I think, Ashia has been on a retro kick, and I am never off mine, but we do run around in all sorts of looks, and this one for her at the moment has stuck big time, taking us over to Jetdoll for their sale, we ended up doing a quick runaround town, and ended up in Ingenue, which I was all up in the other week with the Harlow release.

    We did the hair thing, all three of us, and then we went nuts in the clothing section. I knew what I wanted desperately I just had to find it, as I had seen it on a girl recently and got sidetracked by Harlow the last time in the store, you see many many moons ago I had a desperate need for a pencil skirt with a Bustle, I am talking way back in 2007 , I even begged Sachi to make me one, and even tried taking things from other sets and putting them all together. But no need to do that anymore, and I am stoked.

    All three sets I bought are just divine, lending themselves to all sorts of possibilities, especially as the high waist option is a separate layer, so you can wear it with other tops from other sets, or stores. One boy is the top set, giving you two incredible skirt options, the fuller flexi skirt is just so heavenly, you really do feel like you have been transported back in time.

    Paris Lullaby is a lovely pink lovers set, and is the one that provides me with my pencil bustle look I have wanted forever, so now I am able to merge that skirt with endless looks, and I am in love. Lastly there is Natalie, another highwaisted gem, the sheer blouse comes with an under layer bustier in offwhite so as not to show more than you want.

    All of these items were stunning additions for the delightful canvas that is the Mia Doll skin by Idiosyncrasy, this new skin comes in a porcelain like tone, with vivid make ups and a delicate face. The Doll series was a past release from Idiosyncrasy on her all hand drawn skins, but she has now taken those attributes and created a skin in keeping with her newer releases.

    The smokey eyes definitely enhance the vintage look, and the rosebud lips just add even more spice to the look. Make sure you try on all the DEMOS you can, and look out for more of the upcoming Mia skin range.

    The shoes are the most recentish release from Tesla and they are the Vixen Desire heels, with 6 inches of height to add more to your statuesque silhouette.

    The fabulous Poses are all from DARE, a mix of poses from most of the sets at the store, they really do inspire such creative looks.

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    Picture :

    Hair: Marilyn, Myrna, Diva Deux – Ingenue

    Skin: Mia Doll – Idiosyncrasy

    Clothes: One Boy, Paris Lullaby, Natalie – Ingenue

    Shoes/Boots: Vixen Desire – Tesla

    Accessories: Swallow your heart necklace – Jetdoll

    Eyes: thaw – fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: DARE

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • Artilleri,  Dutch Touch,  Essentia,  Fashion Feed of SL,  Fashion Planet,  Fuse Melon,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  VR Foundry

    Leo Lover


    Slipping into something sexy is an everyday opportunity in Second Life. There isn’t much that can beat New skin and lingerie, and there definitely isn’t much that can top my addiction to all things Leo.

    One of the first items I ever purchased at Artilleri was the Leo Bikini, as previous posts have stated I even benefitted financially from the purchase, due to the old time ‘Best in ” type club events back in 2006. I promise I spent it all again at Artilleri and then some over the years. When grabbing a Bikini it is often my first choice, even though I have hundreds, there is something about it that for me was the true essence of Rock a billy love , and the ability to wear that look as much as I wanted here in SL.

    The last week or two Ashia has been rocking her retro out, and looking fantastic doing so, so much so that we had to all venture over to Artilleri for refills. Am I glad we did, because I was aghast that there was a Leo release that somehow or other I missed, I was making all sorts of put out noises while I pressed the buy button faster than the first “WHAT THE”.

    Not only is the dress in my always loving Leo print, but it is strapless and OMG A SYSTEM SKIRT dress. Yes you know me, I have the System Skirt love all over the place. The wrap around look of this dress is just gorgeous, and it does also come in a beautiful Zebra print, but it is Leo love for me. Also the hair rose by Essentia that I am wearing, was made for me based on the original Leo bikini, just so I could be all matchy matchy.

    The hair I am wearing is also from Artilleri, I recently went a round a bout way of asking Antonia if she could delight us with more hair, but alas not at the moment, and just to not traumatise people with hair they can’t have I didn’t wear my older loved styles.

    The skins are the latest release from Dutch Touch, the River skins share some of the same make ups as previously released with Cleo, but for those that Cleo didn’t work with get another chance for these divine blendings of shadow and liner. They also have a wonderful cleavage enhancement option, as well as brows, lashes and down there non shaved clothing layers, because the skins themselves are SHAVED for the win. Seriously the jeans I have on right now, it’s lucky they are.

    The River skins like all the Dutch Touch skins can easily become your all in one look, they give you the opportunity to really define the character in your own shape.

    Being able to show off the body in Dutch Touch’s newish line of Lingerie was a great change. These three sets are a wonderful merge of retro and athletic, the cross back and shapely panties, are all lovely, in colours that will delight the die hard Dutch Touch fans. All hand drawn and all delightful.

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    Picture :

    Hair: Rina , Sabina – Artilleri

    Skin: River (olive tone) – Dutch Touch

    Clothes: Leo Dress – Artilleri

    Lingerie, Line Lingerie, Striped Lingerie – Dutch Touch

    Shoes/Boots: Shanti , Esprit XTD – Maitreya

    Accessories: Hair Rose Leopard – Essentia

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: Luth Reel Expression

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • Fashion Feed of SL,  Fashion Planet,  Fuse Melon,  INQ,  K & L,  Katat0nik,  Leafy,  Long Awkward Pose LAP,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  Pink Fuel,  SK Designs,  VR Foundry,  XD

    Pink Skye of Mine

    PFLeafy copy
    PFLeafy2 copy
    PFLeafy3 copy

    Skin/Shape Expo was actually the brainchild of Foxy Innis , a shape creator here in Second Life. She believes strongly as do many, that the symmetry between a well balanced look, is the ratio of skin and shape. Now I don’t do well with change, especially on others, as friends will attest..I get really upset if they do any sorts of changes, unless of course I supervised lol.

    But with all of these beautiful and talented creators joining each other for such a worthwhile cause, I felt it was the least I could do to change my shape for some pictures. Now I had to start off slowly, and it made it easier on me that Leafy and Pink Fuel are both participants at this years Skin/Shape Expo.

    If you have ever explored outside of either store, you will know they share a sim. So it was a no brainer to bring those two together in one post, and as the shapes compliment the skins so well, it worked great. The latest release in the Skye Skins by Pink Fuel are just lovely, they are innocent but with that kind of cheekyness built in.

    I made my own shape, it took me a year to stop touching it in one way or another, and I have pretty much kept it consistent over the last three years, if I make a tweak it stays forever. But after wearing these shapes today, and being able to see them with such adorable skins, I can certainly see the appeal in wanting ‘that look”  I even went so far as wanting to live up to “that look ” with the little outfits I put on.

    The first one being a set I bought recently off Xstreet for some ridiculously inexpensive amount, and had a ball running around in it for a day and night. Curvy and Cute is that naughty nurse. The shape is Bree and with the Skye Beestung looking skin from Pink Fuel she is perfect.

    I had to add Katat0nik to this mix with the hair in all three pics, as I truly think PF and Leafy lovers just have to be Kat fans too.All three styles have many options, one being that you can hide and show the music symbols , and or headsets, which makes for fun looks either way.

    So while at the Skin/Shape Expo make sure you visit all the booths, and grab DEMOS for everything, and even if you grab a group of friends and have a shape swapping party, it could find you something you never knew you wanted.

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    Picture :

    Hair: Gat Jamz, Vu Jamz, Kat Jamz – Katat0nic

    Skin: Skye – Pink Fuel (Skin/Shape Expo)

    Shapes : Bree , Parfait 2 , Jerelyn – Leafy (Skin/Shape Expo)

    Clothes: Nursey Kitty Outfit – K & L  Xstreet

    Softy Kiss – XD

    Slim Set – SK Designs

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: Long Awkward Pose

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • Belleza,  Curio Obscura,  DeLa,  Fashion Feed of SL,  Fashion Planet,  Fri.Day,  Fuse Melon,  Here Comes Trouble/HCT,  Ingenue,  INQ,  J's,  Maitreya,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  VR Foundry

    Lights Camera Action


    I have been saving this hair for the right time, it had to be something stunning, and sleek..with that air of sophistication, I knew I wanted something Audrey-esque – yes it’s an official type, because I just said so.

    The Harlow Gown & Cocktail dress is by Ingenue, and I am glad that as lazy at blogging that Betty herself says she is, that today she actually did it. As soon as I had it in my hands I was changed into the top portion, I was so in love with the shape and overall look, that I just had to hope that it was wearable with dress pants in a less dramatic way as well.

    The Lampshade hairstyle is just amazing, and the colourchange options made it an absolute joy to play with. I am wearing Jesse one of the Skin/Shape Expo skins , that also has a breast enhancement option, which seems to definitely be the new black lately. Beautiful mouth, and incredibly captivating eyes. No need for prim lashes with this beauty, the lashes on the skin itself are divine. There is also a hairbase option which looks fantastic with pulled back and headbanded styles like Ryan from HCT, recently HCT has redone their textures, definitely worth taking a squiz.

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    Picture :

    Hair: Lampshade Hair – Curio Obscura

    Ryan – HCT

    Skin: Jesse sunkissed – Belleza – Skin/Shape Expo

    Clothes: Harlow Gown – Ingenue

    Black Trousers – Fri.Day

    Shoes/Boots: Shanti Heels – Maitreya

    Ankle Boots – J’s

    Accessories : Black Pearls Choker by Nebulosus Severi

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: DeLa

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • Bliensen + MaiTai,  Gala,  J's,  Magika,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  Nyte n Day,  Persona,  Stylish,  VR Foundry

    Lovely Nyte


    I have been really loving the resurge of so many older designers lately. Whether its seasonal returns, or the fact that they have their passion for fashion back, either way I am stoked.

    One such designer, who didn’t actually go anywhere, but has been releasing much more often lately is Nyte n Day creator Nyte Caligari, all the clothes I am wearing today are from her recentish releases, and one that I think is older, but I love no less than the others.

    The first one is the Mini Dress, that is a stretch ribbed off the shoulder that has so many possibilities for wear, belt it , add layers to it, whichever you like it is a perfect staple. Sometimes it is the simple styles like these that can have such a broad appeal.

    The Jewelry is from Bliensen + MaiTai and available at Jewelry Fair, the set has scripted colour change for the beading and metal, and it really is a delightful visit to older times in its craftmanship.

    I was also able to match the beads to my eyeshadow, so how cool is that. The skins I am wearing are Lovely II the soon to be released makeups by Gala at Skin/Shape fair that starts in less than 24 hours.

    The lips on these have more of a matte finish, but with a definite shine when reflected in a nice light setting. This skin has always to me been very character driven , it will be your shape that defines it for sure. The make ups are deeper , more sultry even though not especially dark, but you definitely want to dig deeper into the person behind the face.

    The second Nyte n Day creation is Flamenco , a perfect dancing dress, but without any swishing skirts. This dress is hot, I had to get them all, and over a span of a few hours I think I managed to change into every colour while parading around in front of Mel while we went exploring sims.

    I want so badly for Nyte to also make this as a tube option, only the black parts of the dress, so that we can wear anything we want under it. I would LOVE THAT.

    Another perfect combo is the Slice set with the Sunday hair from Magika, recently Magika did a hair a day for a week , and this hat/hair style is fab. It’s kind of a sexy modern take on the old paperboy look. Also wearing again the fabulous Long Boots by J’s with the rounded toes.

    The last pic is a set that I am not sure if it is old or new, but the Posh set is a definite fav. The colour is gorgeous and the set comes with pants as well as shorts. The style of the top is kind of like a reverse plunge. Was ever so excited too that straight out of the bag my hairwrap that comes with hair was the exact right shade of green.

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    Picture :

    Hair: Saturday, Sunday , Wednesday ,Ju – Magika

    Skin: Lovely 2 – Gala (skin/shape fair 2009)

    Clothes: Mini Dress, Flamenco, Slice, Posh – Nyte n Day

    Shoes/Boots: Long Boots round toes – J’s

    Accessories: Pollys Embroidery set -  Bliensen + MaiTai

    Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

    Poses/Animations: Persona

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • AC Aphrodite Creations,  Avanista,  Essentia,  Fashion Feed of SL,  Fashion Planet,  Fuse Melon,  GLOW Studios,  KC Kitsune Creations,  LAQ,  Long Awkward Pose LAP,  Miel,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  OhMai,  Popfuzz,  VR Foundry

    Taste the Rainbow

    She came, she saw, she kicked it. Seriously Anya OhMai is another reason to love all that Second Life offers. Starting SL in march of this year, she has absolutely nailed it, starting as an enthusiastic fashion lover, to blogger, to designer in such an incredibly short amount of time.
    Sofia IM’s me yesterday and told me I was going to get a delivery, and I did, in the form of a multitude of incredible colours and styles. That quickly followed by a TP to the OhMai main store where I proceeded to buy up the rest of it. The colours are the first thing you notice, arranged in beautiful packs at ridiculously low prices. Staples are the first thing that comes to mind, there are so many Must Have items in there, it’s insane.

    My first new addiction are the sheer leggings, they stop just below the heel, making them super fabulous, and they are not only semi sheer , but RIBBED. There are a variety of colour packs, that all blend so well with everything in the store.

    The Catherine blouse I am wearing is a new item in the OhMai store, it is definitely fabulous in it’s somewhat Chanel look, and a FANTASTIC use of the system skirt, you know how much I love it when people put it to such a great use as this one.

    The black and white combo, with the accessories from Glow Studio’s is a definite winner, the Seasons Bag Winter bag is a great carryall, for extra shopping of Must Have items.

    Could the Emma Ruffles dress be more adorable, I don’t think so. I mean first off when I put it on I had the without white skirt portion and I was in love with it, then I realised there was another skirt choice, and I squeeled. Not only again do they go with the wonderful leggings, but I only wore the sock portion of one pair, and it’s too funna. Seriously with this colour palette that Anya is using , you can literally “taste the rainbow” :P.
    Three years ago now, when Fiachra of Essentia was making the hair roses, we absolutely loved the Pink Hawaiian rose , and now I have the perfect way to wear it. The thumbelina dresses are so creative and just delicately beautiful. They would make perfect Fae wear, but the style and grace of these dresses makes them just incredible cocktail dresses for all.

    There are actually two skirt options in these too, but I loved the bloom ones, and what’s not to love in a formal dress that turns into swimwear, because we all know what can happen at those upmarket occasions when the press go home.
    Due to the limits of the mesh and clothing layers, in the past we were unable to get a lot of shape out of our clothing, that has changed a lot with the implementation of sculpted prims, and OhMai has been pushing that envelope.

    The Nina Sweaters give you the best little bubble butt ever. The shape and style of these oversized sweaters is fabulous, the extra detailing in the pockets and buttoned sleeves, as well as the adorable hoody attachment at the back. Again because of the design in these sweaters, you are able to wear contrasting or complimentary colours underneath, to tie it all in.

    I am wearing the High Rise tanks with these , and believe me when you see the prices of the packs of these, you will think Anya has lost her marbles. But then you can be overly appreciative, because it free’s up more money for everything else in the store lol.

    Lastly and one of the reasons it all came about, as Sofia fell for this beautiful Pocket Cardigan and who can blame her, I must have grabbed everyone of those as well, the colours, shape and overall idea of them is marvy, they have a definite vintage  look to them, and I am so all into that.

    Wearing them over the high rise tanks, and bringing it all together with the Mo Pocket pants from Miel, these pants I have shown in the past, but they definitely deserve to keep on returning, another fantastic use of prims to enhance the whole look.

    All of the hair I am wearing today is from KC, Kitsune Couture, a store now owned by Niennra Kitsune of Magika fame. Niennra branched out on her own recently, and has been creating hair and clothing under her own label, so make sure you check out her new items. One of the styles shown is actually a gift from her Subscribo , so make sure you join that when you visit.

    The shoes are all from Tesla, and I was blessed to find that her colour palette range, as much as it varies from style to style, allowed for some great matchy matchy colours with the OhMai range. Still loving the Carina skin by LAQ I kept it on for this post, to give you another taste, just in case you didn’t already go and demo it yet.

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    Hair: Petite, Candy,Donatella,Countessa – KC (Kitsune Couture)

    Skin: Carina GLOW – LAQ

    Clothes: Catherine Blouse, Emma’s Ruffles, Thumbelina, Highrise Tank, Nina Cardigan, Pocket Cardigan, Sheer Leggings – OhMai

    Belted Mini – Popfuzz

    Mo Pocket Pants – Miel

    Shoes/Boots: Absolute,Vixen II Classic, Vixen II Pearl, Estella – Tesla

    Accessories: Glass Set Earrings, Season Bag Winter – Glow Studios

    Cubeness Bracelet Double Gold, Triple Silver – AC (Aphrodite Creations)

    Casablanca Set , Hair Roses – Essentia

    Eyes: Thaw – Fuse Melon COMING SOON

    Poses/Animations: LAP Long Awkward Pose

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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  • Elements,  Essentia,  FAKE,  Fantasia,  Fri.Day,  Fuse Melon,  J's,  LAQ,  Long Awkward Pose LAP,  MV-SL-Fashion,  Nocturne,  P/a,  Popfuzz,  VR Foundry,  Zero Style

    Fake and then some

    Another big thanks to Willow.Z for blogging some items from a new to me store. I caught a pic on her flickr, and just had to go and investigate, not only did I buy everything from the one store, but also the two others in the same sim, by the same talented creators.
    Again I wanted to show the versatility of items that aren’t created for everyday wear as such, but more for the lifestyle or RP side of things.
    This top is a Camisk style, in a beautiful semi sheer fabric, semi sheer is why you don’t get a full frontal :P. Wearing it with some lovely forest green shorts , and the recent release of the J’s Ankle boots SQUARE TOE , wooohooo, they were so hot in rounded, but the square are just divine, and the buckle on the sides just enhances the love. They have the same beautiful colours as the previous boots, and with the two heels options as well in the menu driven script. I love the stiletto heels with these boots, but depending on terrain the thicker heel is a blessing to have as an option, and genius to have it built in.
    The Taffy is a sexy mini Camisk style dress, but it is so playfully cute, that it can be worn on it’s own for the risque, or over trousers such as the fab ones from I couldn’t resist. I really love the style of this dress/camisk, as it gives off the illusion of being bound in by an extra layer , it is all one piece, but I would love it if the yellow portion was a seperate layer, imagine that option in a bazillion prints and solids, oh the looks YUM.
    This dress is of course full Gorean garb and so incredibly beautiful, I couldn’t resist. I really like the shape of the cloak and veil, they fit perfectly and the lines and shape of the dress is wonderful. I was really impressed also that because the empire portion is attached to the long skirt, it has an inbuilt animation so that you do not end up looking peculiar with your own AO , as well as instructions on how to alter that if needed. Then once done with the gown, I took off the extra’s and added the same pants in another colour and voila, a really fun daytime look. The colour is gorgeous and I really love the billowy look sleeves and witch like collar, ok I have no idea what it’s real name is, but it so reminds me of Samantha’s cousin in Bewitched.
    The Comfy set is just that, so many different RP options for this full dress, I was watching anne of green gables tonight, and it would even fit into that style too. But it was of course that incredibly scrumptious looking cardigan over the top that won me. Not only does it come in this lovely soft tan, but I got four different colours in one, seriously for the price it is a steal. Wearing the cardigan with the pants that actually grabbed my attention in the first place, these are the Meow pants from FAKE, a new to me store that is I believe a new collaberation of the creators behind Fantasia and Elements, the two stores who’s items I am also featuring today.

    Elements and Fantasia are of course the more lifestyle and RP side of things, and FAKE is the more modern look….all three incredible stores are on the same sim, and it is just pure luck that traveling up a beautiful path I found the other two. I should thank Whimsy for her crashing and me just wandering around waiting for her return.
    WOWZA , It was instant love for the Salute Jumper also from FAKE, as soon as I had it in my mitts I was wearing it. This whole rockabilly style that is usually definitely male orientated has come out as a fantastic look for women. I think I forced Whimsy to get one too, she got a different colour, I can so imagine us strutting down a road doing a Reservoir Dogs kind of thing. I added the circle cut out socks by Kookie that I totally forgot I bought ages ago, so was super excited to find them, and that there was a great red pair in the pack. I don’t know if you can see it clearly, but I have on a cherry flavoured bling pop ring, this is from FAKE too, and comes with lots of flavours, I kind of couldn’t resist.
    This next combo is the one that grabbed my attention first at Fantasia, I actually spent the whole day in this yesterday in different combination’s. First off the full set, then changed the pants to the BF jeans from Maitreya , then settled into this other mix with the red Fakies from Fake, and the addition of the strapless bra from Popfuzz. I do wish that the corset top was a tad higher, so that I didn’t have to add a seperate layer, but the red of the bra worked well, so I’m not too unhappy about it, and I love love love it as a top.

    Also I am wearing the fabulous Carina skins from LAQ, to me Carina is a natural progression from the Tasha skins, similar features, and beautiful detailing, I really love the soft lift to the mouth, and the full of expression eyes.  This skin also comes with the hair base option, so for those like me that bought the hair base hairstyles a few months ago, you now have another beautiful GLOW skin to wear with them. Today the release of also Cleavage Enhancers for the GLOW range, it comes on three layers, and is just WOWZA. As you will see in these next few pics, it is definitely an enhancement, it will only work with the LAQ Glow skins, but if you check the fat pack prices of those you will find them an incredible bargain.
    Speaking of hair, I am actually wearing Zero Style hair today. I went and grabbed both the long and the shorter style yesterday and have been back and forth’ing on all three all day and night, I love the longer styles of Camille and Shirley, with the shorter Enrica being so sleek and elegant. The braids style is Dorotea, which is just an adorable style as well.

    These two tops/camisks are from Elements, and the first two I saw and had to have. For some reason they remind me of vintage star trek, I am not a Treky, but that was my era, so I did actually watch every week, and the women of the different planets always had such beautiful clothes like these. The top of the left as you can see sort of on the far right, is as plunging at the front as the back , but it also has those nipple highlights I’m not a huge fan of in public, mind you I think if I am going to wear such plungey clothing I can get over it :P.

    The skirt I am wearing is from Popfuzz, it’s the belted mini and these come in so handy for finishing off a look.
    Holy smokes, this is again a Gorean style thingymajig, ok I am not sure if it’s a camisk as it has the prim part, but whichever it is, I had to have it because of the top :P. The choices of fabrics on all the clothing, from both the Fantasia and Elements stores are just beautiful and rich, the gold on red in this combo is beautiful and teamed up with some charcoal, it is divine. Mind you I don’t know how anyone will be able to tell what colour you have on with the top, if you wear the same skin and enhancements.
    Lastly in another beautiful rich red, the Turian tied camisk is a perfectly gorgeous option for swimwear. Or at the very least, laying by the pool wear. As you can see the rest of the Carina body is really well detailed, and the skin tones are lovely, this being the nougat.

    I could have spent a lot more at all three stores, and I do hope that both creators get to making me more temptations. Such a fantastic load of talent on one beautiful sim.

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    Hair: Camille, Shirley , Dorotea, Enrica – 0 Style (Zero Style)

    Skin: Carina GLOW – LAQ   (enhancer sold seperately)

    Clothes: Layered Black, Comfort Set, Sabi Dress, Taffy – Fantasia

    Fakies (Red), Meow Pants, Salute Jumper – FAKE

    Akila, Ayaka, Honey, Turian – Elements

    Safari Shorts, Trousers in various colours – Fri.Day

    Strapless Bra, Belted Mini Skirt – Popfuzz

    Shoes/Boots: Ankle Boots Square Toe – J’s

    Accessories: Bamboo/Jade Set , Hair Roses – Essentia

    THEMISTO -choker – P/a

    Cubeness Bangle Triple Silver – AC (Aphrodite Creations )

    Bling Pop Cherry Ring – FAKE

    Eyes: Thaw – Fuse Melon COMING SOON

    Poses/Animations: Long Awkward Pose

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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    Heart of Glass


    Red, White and Blue…it totally wasn’t planned, but it did turn out that way. It’s been a great week for hair for me so far, and it’s only mid week, but what week isn’t great for hair. Have you ever seen an item on a shelf and thought oooo ahhh, and bought it , and gotten it home to put on, and next thing you know you got more than you expected?

    That’s exactly what happened with the first dress when shopping at Emery a while ago, I had no idea it had that incredible cut out detailing on the back, the front was fun enough for me to want it, back and forth semi diagonal lines in red, across a stark white background…with adorable knee high red with white trim accented socks.

    The back is definitely va va voom worthy. Wanting a vintagey look , I teamed it up with the sunglasses from a already over 50L friday purchase, a great bargain for sure, but even without the fab price the style and fit of them is just great. Then adding the flavour of the day with the New Prestige boots by BAX , these things just keep on giving. The boots have so many different options from a drop down dialogue menu, you can see most of them in the pics as I go.

    I really love the backcombed look of this stunning hair from Mirone. I kept the boots as simple as they come straight out of the box for this shot.

    Next up, and again from Emery we have the skirt that makes me think of bacon, and because of that I love it even more. Not only is it a great simple tube skirt, but I love how it dips on one side, showing a tad more hip. I would love more of this style in different prints and colours. The top I grabbed off Xstreet, the XD store does crazy reductions on their items on Xstreet, less than half in many cases.

    Another great hairstyle from Mirone – thanks to Ashia Tomsen for tping me to the Glance 1st anniversary where I was able to buy these great styles. This time I made use of the drop down on the Prestige Boots, changing the seams and edging, as well as the zipper and heels to red, popping up the over the knee extensions I was ready for action.

    I was on a roll with these boots, so nosedived into my Tuli folder of clothing. This is where we went from red and white, to blue and white. I have always been a top stretcher, I had this insane reaction to things touching my neck as a kid, so all the collars of shirts would be stretched to near ripping point – and wow did I get into trouble for that. So styles such as this top make me happy, its elegant in an older Jackie O kind of era, but has that 80’s repeat thing going on, which of course  every 20 years is repeated so it’s definitely the theme now.

    I really like the detailing done to the sleeves of this shirt, the rolled and fastened look is a nice addition, worn with some really nice shiny blue leggings that fit just right into the boots. It needed a little something though, so back to Xstreet because I was feeling lazy, and I knew it was there, I finally got the white version of the Widebelt from CoCo.

    A few weeks ago Sofia and I went to Dango Jewells – if you haven’t checked out her fashion blog posts you are missing out – store Fabulous, I had been in a few times, and had really liked a particular set of bangles, this time I actually grabbed them. They come in two variations, in gold and white gold.

    The other night Arabella, Whimsy and I went by the Clawtooth by Clawtooth sale, it was fun shopping together and each finding different things to love in each style, I already had a few Clawtooth creations, but was appreciative that I got to pick up some bargains. The goodbye horses hair I had loved since Hair Fair, but for some reason kept grabbing other styles whenever I went, I fixed that this time though.

    Another style by Clawtooth and one of my favs as it actually has fun attachments with it, I am not wearing in this pic. The lovely full locks look great with the casual handkerchief dress by Tuli, she does such great work with prints and this dress is no exception. Another thing she does really well is denim, especially in jeans, these torn capri jeans are fab, and the perfect segway into my favourite of the Prestige boots features.

    Denim cuffs anyone, yes I kid you not, the boots come with three different denim uppers, which of course will make them jean cuff lowers. This is a genius idea, and as denim when rolled up is very generic it works perfectly. So now due to this wonderful option, I get to look as though I am wearing pants cuffs, with boots uppers, and its still only one attachment point. The shirt was actually a VIP gift from Tuli and is a lovely loose sleeved look.

    This hair is again Mirone, and was also a gift, for the Glance anniversary, so make sure you head over while that is still on. I am really happy that the new Sloth skins by Red Queen had such beautiful blue make ups, that it worked so well with these looks. I also enjoyed getting to show you a little bit more of the bodies of these skins, as I think the stomach is delish, so make sure you grab a demo of those soon to try for yourself.

    Also be sure to check out the demos of the BAX Prestige boots, seriously the options on these are fantastic, and the colours are perfect for the upcoming cooler weather – it’s freezing here already.

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    Hair: Jamila – Mirone

    Irina – Mirone

    Goodbye Horses – Clawtooth by Clawtooth

    Cheated HeartsClawtooth by Clawtooth

    Glance Gift – Mirone

    Skin: Sloth Skin various make ups – Red Queen

    Clothes: Heart of Glass outfit – Emery

    Striped Mini Skirt – Emery

    Scandalous Top – XD

    Wide Collar Shirt – Tuli

    Shiny Leggings Blue – Tuli

    Handkerchief Dress – Tuli

    Capri Jeans – Tuli

    Loose Sleeved Shirt – Tuli (Group Gift)

    Shoes/Boots: Prestige Boots – BAX

    Accessories: Vintage Glasses – Epoque

    Hair Roses – Essentia

    Black Sheep Bangle – Fabulous

    Wide Belt – COCO

    Medallion Set – Essentia

    Scarf – Maitreya

    Double Belt – Aoharu

    Eyes: Thaw – Fuse Melon COMING SOON

    Poses/Animations: CnS Poses

    Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry

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    Hair thanks

    Hair has always been such an incredible industry in Second Life. From way back when there was less stores to choose from, until now, where there is a constant stream of fabulous locks to love. Hair used to be my biggest and only addiction in Second Life.

    Sometimes buying up to a dozen styles in one day, and ending up walking around in the last purchase, and often never even wearing the first few until weeks afterward. I actually started as a redhead, the candie Vonta being the first style I purchased for 5L and regardless of how many other styles I bought in the weeks following, I loved it to bits, and wore the red all the time.

    I thought I would never move from Strawberry red by Gurl 6, it was a to die for red, and it was close enough to the one by Panache. I actually still have Candie and Faith MidNyte still in my inventory, it is too hard to let go of them.

    Then I started to find other stores, and the reds weren’t special enough for me, or as bright, or they just didn’t have the same energy to make me desire them. The hair itself did that, but the colours were so hard, and back then it was very rare to have a colour demo, and often hair had so many strips of either demo texture or colours that you were distracted.

    So I turned to the ‘safe’ black , because even when black isn’t always the exact black you like, it is still black. I often mix it up though, there are stores I often cannot pass up their reds, or blondes, or even brunettes. But out of habit more so than not, I reach for the black, and i do love it, I always wanted to dye my reddish hair black as a teen.

    There are others though, that are so true to their colours, perfect examples of that come in our bloggers, there are some bloggers that we probably recognise more from their hair colour, than anything else when running down a feed, especially the redheads like Cajsa, Ana and Whimsy.

    I actually embarrassed myself recently at a store with Grazia, when a lady joined us to say hello and I mentioned how startling it was to see her not blonde, apparently she had changed hair colour a while ago – sorry Nici – but even though I look at her blog every other day, in my head she was still a blonde.

    Over the years I have worked with a few different Hair Creators, as well as been close friends with others. There are many things that go on behind the scenes in all kinds of stores in Second Life, but with hair it is a constant mix of updating, repackaging and coming up with new styles.

    The amount of IM’s as well as notecards a hair creator can receive during a week is huge, not even counting the downpour straight after a release. Can you make it longer, shorter, bangs on left, bangs on right.  Can it have a bow, a bonnet, a hat.  Can you take off the bow, the bonnet, the hat – lol I just realised I sent one of those IMs just last week myself.

    If a hair creator changes textures, it’s the end of the world for some. If a hair creator changes the way they put together their packs, it’s catastrophic. Being a newer creator in some aspects is easier, because you have the ability to really look at the market as a whole, and see what it is from the start that will work for them and their brand. Older creators often get stuck in what they have, because any change could effect them as a whole business.

    We are incredibly loyal to our hair needs, I once did a post on hair creators including updates in their packs, that way if they did make changes, we got the choice to change with, or keep what we had, but the option would be there. Possibly freeing up the creator, and allowing them to feel that it’s ok to change.

    Making room for new hair has always been my own personal hell, when hair creators discontinue – cries . Hairstyles we love so much, are suddenly thrown away. Aleri has done that to me often, but last year I actually won one back, as that hair was asked for so often it was just crazy not to pull it back out of retirement.

    That’s sometimes another IM/Notecard “where is such and such hair, I saw someone wearing it and I must have it ” the hair has been deleted even from the creators inventory, but the IM’s keep coming, so they recreate it as close as they can, which makes many happy, but for some reason, others get a bit weirded out by it.

    Is it the same ? Is there enough of a difference in a style to make it a New style ? Well for me it doesn’t actually always have to be too different. That is the other thing I have noticed about hair wearers.

    Let me step back a second though, a few months into Second Life, one thing that dawned on me, is that in such an incredible costume driven environment, we don’t have wigs. Or at least we didn’t back then – I would hate to not point out that Curio Obscura  most definitely fall into the wig area – but I was watching a rerun of Alias, and pined over the way Sydney looked in a short blue bob.

    That all of Second Life hair for some would be thought of as wigs, I have even heard some call them that, but that means we would have to consider ourselves naturally bald underneath. But we didn’t get to wear hair that looks like it is a wig. I mean if Cajsa turned up at an event in a short blue bob, that would be considered one 🙂 as she is known as a red head.

    But if I did it, or Grazia or many others , it would be just us changing hair colour/styles again not a second thought would go into it – Mind you Grazia in that pulp fiction style Lamb hair looked HOT HOT HOT like a wig.

    So back to hair that only changes slightly, or a lot. If I wear my rQ hair, it is like it’s my hair restyled. The hair itself is always the same texture, similar length pieces are used, but it is such a different style, that it looks like I have really done something new with it. It looks like I gathered it all back and knotted it, or I grabbed big handfuls of it and added enough hairpins to hold it in place. Or it looks like I gathered it up as best I could under a cap, and that is why I love it.

    If I go to Magika it is the same, my hair, restyled , or cut and restyled. Sometimes I part it on a different side, sometimes I add things to it, but it is my hair. I wear it up, over , under, I curl it , leave it to dry naturally, get it layered or wrap it around a bone if I want to.

    I am also loving lately the fact that a few newer stores, and some older stores are all using the same textures, this just gives those that wish to keep that same look, but slight changes, more of a range to choose from now.

    There are other stores where each release is a completely different style, it isn’t your hair you worked on, but more of a visit to a stylist for a make over, you completely do a 360 and out you come looking so startlingly different that if you didn’t have a name over your head, your own SL mother wouldn’t recognise you.

    But that is half the fun too. I have many of those styles as well. There are so many ways to give yourself a lift in Second Life, the most inexpensive of them is Hair. I could go to HCT , ETD, and have a hair explosion just in 1L packs.  If you are new it is an incredible thing, to have such wonderful variety to find the look you wish to have, mind you that often changes a few weeks in, once you see all the other ways you can look.

    But for the most part, people want to identify with their avatars, especially the longer they are here, if they work or represent a business, often they want to look as professional as possible, so like to wear their hair up and neat, but love the option of the same looking hair once its down and loose, for more social occasions.

    Some rely on stipend for their shopping money, they are on a budget and treat themselves to new hair every few weeks, like a visit to a RL hairsalon, so it is a big deal for them to not get something too ‘out there’ from their natural look. They will be loyal to a brand that can give them as much of a range of the same hair as possible.

    Much like people that are loyal to one skin line, pining for new make ups.

    All of these factors play a huge part on the hair industry in SL , some cater to both customer bases, some cater to only one. Even the sci fi, cyberpunk hair creators tend to do variations on their own styles because of the loyalty to a particular look their customers have.

    Hair becomes as permanent to many as their skin, I remember being guilt of assumption because of the very hair I mentioned in the beginning. If I saw someone wearing the Panache 5L styles I assumed they were new, and if I looked in their profile I would find that wasn’t the case at all, the hair had become the them they identified with the most. They are not unaware there is more out there, they mix with other people, they shop in stores all over SL, but the hair is how they feel comfortable, it’s also how often you can find people in a crowd lol.

    Mel wears Armidi hair, and sometimes I think of him changing it and I freak out, he logs into a different Sasy every day, sometimes hourly lol, but if he changed him I’d be a wreck.

    So thank you to all the hair creators out there, the ones that give us wigs, the ones that make it possible to feel like a rockstar on occasion. The ones that make us incredibly unusual styles that we could only ever wear in Second Life, and we love that we get to, and a big thank you to those that listen to the requests of their customers and make slight changes, so that we can feel at home in ourselves, because Second Life can be a scary place without an identity of your own.

    Oh and thanks for reading my ramble about hair, and my experiences with it. Remember this is just my observations, and dealing with friends and customers, and just how I sometimes want to be a rockstar, or pebbles, or business like.