Category: The Hat Mechanic

Blog – Your Cherry

Winter
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I even played with my own decal today for this post, just because I wanted to add a little something, but couldn’t find one that sat in the right place. The first hair was a revisit to a incredibly popular store, I don’t get over there often enough, and until last night I only had this style in a mix blend.

I love Anette by Deviant Kitties, it’s such a classic updo, that because of the creator and just how you feel in it; carries over into mainstream.

But this post is mainly about the BOOOOOTS. J’s has recently released at the Footwear Expo these INCREDIBLE Thigh high boots in a gorgeous range of colours that match their previous release of ankle and knee high boots. What is also gorgeous about these boots is that they come in three heights, and as they are made using the shoe base as the actual boot itself, allowing for an extra tighter than tight fit. It is not an easy feat – pun pun pun – to achieve this look properly, many have done so over the years, and often it comes up short…but JB has nailed it.

For the super slick and shiny look of the black Thigh Highs from J’s, I went with a mix of Tank dress and wool pantys from Luck Inc…wanting to add a splash of something to the look, I opened up ps and made a starburst and made it tintable to get a similar hot pink in world. Now I did go looking at Decals made by others first, Artilleri and Stellar both have items with this kind of option, a jacket layer over a plain shirt allowing for the mixing of looks. But as the Luck inc Tank is so low cut, it didn’t match up properly so I improvised.

The Godfsts as they are called were a gift a long time ago from the owner of Gearshift, when Fia bought his nintendo belt and proceeded to drive me nuts with all the sounds. I still love these and bring them out every so often. There are actually three versions to the set, so if you aren’t into the spikes and other bits and pieces, the ones I have on are a nice fit.

With the Cherry Red printed Tank Dress, I of course went with the Cherry Red Thigh Highs…YUM. Adding a few more age old accessories, such as the Cherry bag and bangles, but with the NEW Addition of the Posture Collar from The Hat Mechanic that I was so grateful to beta test at the time of it’s creation. It was actually something that I begged for to be sold as a separate from her other items, and she went above and beyond and created a whole line of them in varies frontages and colours.

Just as new and simply divine, are the Raphael wings from Material Squirrel. All the bells and whistles you are used to in a Material Squirrel wing set, with the hud even including xcite compatibility.

The other day I did a sweater dress with corset overlay, this time another sweater dress this time from Luck Inc, with the other alternative Just Band from Nyte n Day…again tinted to match perfectly to the Thigh Highs from J’s. A much lower cowl neck , very revealing in this beautifully thick hemmed knit style. The other alternatives for this dress is a sheer version, that allows the knit to really stretch across the body, or just removing the cowl for a scoop neck look. Great for showing off such gorgeous Jewelry like the Tigers Eye set from Essentia.

All the scintillating skins I am wearing are from GALA @ Curio, yes I still cannot just say Curio it is odd to me. They are Winter2 the follow up of course to Winter1 that was released for Skin Fair and raved about. There are even more faces in this range that I will show in another post, these first three are  a peak into not just the beautiful overall skin, but the way in which the face is really illuminated and given such character with the make up ideas Gala comes up with.

I do not change my shape for skins, so I really see little nuances; in the way my shape wears them…and with the Gala @ Curio it is always there, that variation that comes through from skin line to skin line. This winter one for me has an air of change, naivety and innocence  that carries out through the eyes and glow to the cheeks. Maybe it is all in the name, that clearing of the old, and making way for the new signs of change..whatever it is, it is one of the reasons that Gala @ Curio skins speak to so many.

The last picture is me showing off the othertones available in this range. I am wearing the Little Miss Lingerie by 5th & Oxford again, because it is just so feminine and appealing to my sensibilities today. Also it is Roslin Petions Birthday week this week, as well as Autumn Hykovas of Tiny Bird, so if you see them around YELL OUT Happy Birthday.

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Hair: Anette – Deviant Kitties

Skin: Winter2 – Gala @ Curio

Clothes: Tank Dress, Wool Panty’s – Luck Inc

Bette Short Leather Jacket – DeLa

Star Decal – Sasypants

Shoes/Boots: Thigh High boots (three heights) – J’s

Accessories: Doll Necklace – Addict

Godfists Candy – Gear Shift

Raphael Angel Wings – Material Squirrel

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Glitterati

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Hair: Butters – Gritty Kitty

Skin: Winter2 – Gala @ Curio

Clothes: Tank Dress White Cherry – Luck Inc

Fishnets – Blowpop

Shoes/Boots: Thigh High Boots – J’s

Accessories:  Posture Collar Red – The Hat Mechanic

Cherry Bag – Artilleri

GoGo Speed Racer Bangles – Woo’s

Raphael Angel Wings – Red – Material Squirrel

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Miseria

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Hair: Enrica – 0Style

Skin: Winter2 – Gala @ Curio

Clothes: Sweater Dress – Luck Inc

Just Band – Nyte n Day

Little Miss Lingerie – 5th & Oxford

Shoes/Boots: Thigh High Boots – J’s

Accessories: Tiger Eye Necklace and Earrings, Leopard Hair Rose – Essentia

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Miseria

Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Blog – Zebra Moo

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After a whirlwind trip for two weeks, she still managed to get back and release skins for skin fair. The Winter skin by Gala is a joy to wear, and the make ups are going to be adored by many as a little bit festive and a lot of Sexy.

As usual the Gala skins come in the dark and light variation of your choice of tone, the slight variation really adding to your range and mood. Each skin has a difference in the depth of make up giving each theme two options. I not only like the make ups but the names also, giving a real warm wintery feeling.

Now as it is hot down here, and as much as I love winter fashion, I decided to go a little lighter for the post. I am such an 80’s lover, I was there, I did it all. I was the perfect age at the perfect time, or in my case the perfect UNDERage ;). Anyway the fashion was fun, seriously don’t know why people picked on it for the last twenty years, but Emery definitely has the 80’s vibe going on , and this Zebra tshirt dress had me at hello. The gloves were an added bonus as they come with, and are rimmed with the red that is just fun, and flirty.

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Hair: Hayden, – Goldie locks

Skin: Winter – Sundust – Gala (at Vanity Skin Fair until Nov 22nd)

Clothes: Dressy Top Zebra – Emery

Black Swan leggings – Fishy Strawberry

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

Accessories: Goggles – The Hat Mechanic

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Lost Angels

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Blog – A girl like these

Summer 2
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Summer Lovin
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Vanity Universe Skin Fair 2009

Gift Lingerie, New Skins and Lashes to write home about.

Over the years we have seen a definite change in the skin market, nothing compared to the leaps and bounds of the past 18 months. This weekend will be the second annual Skin Fair for Vanity Universe, and over 45 designers from all over SL are taking part. Part of the proceeds from this event will go to Care International.

I was able to visit the sim early as press, unfortunately I was so early that most booths had not set up yet, such is the case for most fairs usually, just as in RL it’s a case of a mad scurry before the doors open. Not only are the creators allowed to sell skins at this event, but also shapes, lashes and eyes, the whole body package so to speak.

Even if you are not a skin changer in your day to day, you definitely will want to check out the lashes, it is a total lash lovers dream. I hit paydirt with the New lash range from Redgrave, woah they are fine, not only is there an incredible amount of stunning lash options, but they fit like a dream.

You will see me wearing the Diamond Dust ones in all the posts I expect, they are so yummy. The two skins I am showing today are the latest releases from Redgrave, available at the upcoming Vanity Skin Fair that opens its doors on the 7th of Nov.

Summer is the first skin, in Emilia’s own words a much more mature skin line for her store. I agree, this skin is definitely for the more composed of women, I was actually really excited in how much it gave off that well put together look. Especially for the career focused in SL. It really is a beautiful skin and the hair base is parted on one side making it so distinguished looking. I didn’t want to wear hair at all with either of the Redgrave skins, as they both have such stunning bases.

I put together a very north shore combination, maybe your Hamptons and was loving the look. For Rihanna2 though definitely a bit more naughty, she still has her youthful rocker thing going on in this outfit, and wow the make up, this is one of my favourites, mind you they are all gorgeous on both skins, but this one has to be up the top.

Either Summer or Rihanna2 you are going to want to DEMO both of these new lines, and OMG the new breast enhancers are WOAH !, if you lose your partner at the fair, look for him at that booth lol.

I am wearing the fabulous Gift item from Insolence Isabel in White for these body pics, it went out as a group gift to the What’s New SL group this week, so you can still get it if you join (for free) and check archives.

Big shout out to my VR Professional Posestand and HUD, because these pics were painless because of it.

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Hair: n/a

Skin: Summer – Redgrave (available at Vanity Skin Fair until Nov 22nd)

Clothes: Jade’s Slouching Cardigan in Pillar Box – LeLutka

Latte Tank – Awesome Designers

Boyd Pants – Whippet & Buck

Shoes/Boots: Frenzy Heels – Maitreya

Accessories: Diamond Dust lashes – Redgrave

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Reel Expression/Long Awkward Pose

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Hair: n/a

Skin: Rihanna2 – Redgrave (available at Vanity Skin Fair until Nov 22nd)

Clothes: Penelope a part time Pirate dress in blackdeath – Lelutka

Shoes/Boots: Gladiator Sandals – J’s

Accessories: Jills Fighting Talk Gloves – Lelutka

Diamond Dust lashes – Redgrave

Black Collar – The Hat Mechanic

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Reel Expressions/Long Awkward Pose

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Blog – Boyd Loving

Action

Action2

Very militarian today, is that a word? Which ended up exactly for me the theme of the night OMG OMG OMG OMG they remade V . You have no idea how excited I am about that, it was my favourite show at it’s time, I have hired the videos so many times and watched them back to back to back.

These two looks would be perfect Visitor looks for that show, and I am so loving both. The Paine Skirt should be renamed to Painless, all I had to do was stretch both sides in edit, and I was done. The pockets on this skirt are adorable, and the shape and texture is stand out quality.

The moment I saw the Tess on a Mission bodysuit I was there, at LeLutka clicking like no tomorrow. The style is something that I have been favouring a lot lately, the shoulders are fabulous and the fit, again perfection. The plunging back lines up well with the high waist of the Paine skirt, so there is definitely some mutual love going on there. I am really loving how well all the small releases from Maitreya are working so well with each other, even going back to some older pieces, they all blend incredibly well.

Another peek at how well the Nishar leggings by Zaara work as seperate options, the thigh high version in socks layer are just wonderful, especially with such arty prints as these. A newish posture collar for me from The Hat Mechanic, now this one comes with the Goggles sets, and is fantastic, BUT BUT BUT chatting with Fade earlier today, I have been told that there may just be a more stylised Posture collar in the works for later this week, as a stand alone item…I am truly excited about that.

Rocking out older items in this post, first off in the way of Olive my gorgeous flapper style hair from Gurl 6 , hands down my fav Gurl 6 hair. I wear it lots and love it more. I have even converted Ashia to it’s brilliance. The other older items are the beautiful SODA skins, I love these skins and both releases had me wearing them all over the place. The faces are beautiful, the make ups wonderful, and with the Persona line you actually get four lipsticks in one , so it’s a bargain and a half. She has enough unique faces there to really get your own look, so if you haven’t been to SODA I suggest DEMO DEMO DEMO all of them.

Bloggers fate again last night, the other day I went to Whippet & Buck and got me some more Boyd love, I adore these pants, they are from the mens side, but that never stops me… Mel looks great in W&B but these pants I cannot get enough of. So I picked up the fabulous Powder colour in the new lighter colours, and lo and behold an almost PERFECT match for the New Coat from LeLutka, I was so excited. Definitely getting my Napoleanna on.

Now if you are wondering where the killer lashes are from, they are Tease lashes from Calla. Yes Calla went and made lashes, and OMG the fitting was even easier than the skirt. The Calla lashes are made differently than any lashes I own and the method is brilliant for fitting in my opinion. A small shift of the top lashes and I was done.

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Hair: Olive – Gurl 6

Skin: Alice – Minimal – Soda

Clothes: Paine Skirt, Tess is on a Mission – LeLutka

Nishar Leggings Art Prints Black – Zaara

Shoes/Boots: Chloe Ankle Boots – LeLutka

Accessories: Collar (comes with the Goggles) -  The Hat Mechanic

Tease Lashes – Calla

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Persona

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Hair: Olive – Gurl 6

Skin: Persona Girl Next Door – Petal Pink – SODA

Clothes: Gemma’s One Woman Army Coat – LeLutka

Boyd Trousers – powder (mens) – Whippet & Buck

Shoes/Boots: Prestige Boots black – BAX

Accessories: Kaya Onyx Earrings & Bangle – Zaara

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Persona

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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Riding in the Hood

Red in the Hood

Halloween is just around the corner, what do you have planned for this creepy and ghoulish day? We don’t really celebrate it down here, not the way they do in the states anyway, so it has always been a bit of a wanting to do it, and a not understanding the hype of it all.
Not until Second life did I really see how incredibly celebrated the day for so many really is.

So for the last few weeks, amongst getting Halloween at The Deck sorted, and the launching this weekend of What’s New SL, I have been thinking of the Battle Royale skins by Gala @ Curio. I really have been, ever since I got them, how I was going to show you the wonder and creativity that is this skin release.

So many ways you can in fact show them, and not only in pic format, I mean I even wrote a movie/satire in my head for hours the other night while laying in bed, and the concept was so fun, and I was so excited, but at the moment I wouldn’t be able to truly do it justice, maybe one day I will get it done, I do hope so.

Anyway as I was tossing ideas around prior to that night, something so obvious hit me, well actually it was more like if it was possibly I would have stubbed my toe on it. The Red Riding Hood set from Stellar was on my floor so I wouldn’t forget to unpack it. I knew right then the only thing to do was to show that in the end Red always wins, and she doesn’t need a man to help her.

Then bloggers fate slipped in, you know I talk about that often, you see every so often as I have written here before, I get hat need mental, like seriously…it’s like those days you don’t have any chocolate in the house and you could seriously walk 500 miles to get some. Well today was one of those days, and rarely is that need sated, but today OMG was it ever, because lo and behold there in The Hat Mechanic – thanks Aradia for reminding me of the store name to find it – was this incredible Riding Hood set that totally shows who the victor is.

The set from Stellar actually comes with a hood and cape, hair, shoes, basket and the adorable and very naughty – flipping up showing the tartan panties – dress. However I did change the hood, cape and basket for the ones in the set from The Hat Mechanic. All in all the combination is the perfect way to not only take back your power this Halloween, but to show the true Diversity of creativity intended to be part of our ever growing talent pool.

If it wasn’t for skins such as this one, that allowed me to show off through continuity of make up, the steps from perfectly adorable, to bruised and battered after taking on a wolf, to the finished result of the mending process, It would have surely been a most boring picture…..or I would have had to spend hours in photoshop with skills I don’t have, or paid someone to make me a custom, or done some mods to an eloh which is of course more plausible, but by the time I got the look I wanted and deliberated over looking cute enough, it would have cost me way more lol.

Definitely the perfect excuse if you ask me to buy such an extravagantly ridiculous and marvelous all rolled into one item, crafted by a brilliant milliner.

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Hair: Part of Red Riding Hood set – Stellar

Skin: Battle Royale skins – Gala @ Curio

Clothes: Red Riding Hood Set – Stellar

Shoes/Boots: Part of Red Riding Hood set – Stellar

Accessories: Little Red (Cape, Basket, Hood, Wolf ) – The Hat Mechanic

Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon

Poses/Animations: Leafy

Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry


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