Fleur by any other name is TaP *Grins*

***What I learned today, CTRL-ALT-F5 gets rid of foot shadows for pic taking***

Today at 1pm SLT was the long awaited re-Grand Opening of ‘Fleur’ formerly known as Tete a Pied for all those skin fans that have been living under a rock the past 2 weeks.

Now the reason I say ‘Re’ is because a month ago the long awaited; Grand Opening of ‘Tete a Pied’ had us all enthralled by the incredible vision that was the romantic train station.

I myself found it difficult to navigate through the beautiful train, for the fabulous prizes of that day. But every romantic bone in my body was tingling.

Was I or anyone else disappointed today though when seeing this incredible NEW build by CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion the wonderful Duo behind Fleur, NO!

Landing at this incredible build, I was instantly taken in by its charm, it had such an old movie feel about it; that is regularly a theme when dealing with Roslin and C.J. Casino Royale was the theme of this gathering and I felt totaly encased in an old Bob Hope/Gene Kelly atmosphere. Roslin looked Divine and C.J ever so dapper in his white jacket tuxedo. Unfortunatly I wasn’t able to get pictures at the time, but felt it was important to zoom back later in the night and take some snaps.

Wearing of course what I wore to the event, the guests came out in full finery and hopefully someone more adept took some pics that will appear somewhere, Nicky Ree who is now nestled alongside Fleur was there with her partner Beam and he was adorable entertainment for the event. C.J had scripted an incredible Roulette wheel- NO Gambling took place it was pick a number win win win-and everyone enjoyed the catching up with people they haven’t seen for a while, or only saw an hour before somewhere else lol-love SL.

Now I was blessed to be joined at the event by my partner Mel, who always looks sooo handsome no matter what he is wearing. When I was waiting for him to return tonight I started taking some pics of my outfit…….he signed in and next thing I know he was jumping up and down in my sphere *giggles* ‘What are you doing?’ I asked, to be answered ” I want to be in the picture too”-he is too adorable.
So about our outfits, One day I was doing some work at home and a drop down from fash con appeared, it was by Devilish Cupcake designer Abby Coalcliff, now this was at the end of last year, and yet this notice stayed in my head well into the New Year.

The notice was for the Merry Shorty Dresses & Opera Gown, and as soon as I saw the pic I was in LOVE!. As much as I work in SL there are items I see and pine over and often don’t torture myself with because of the lack of events to wear them to…..Mel has changed that, so as soon as we started seeing eachother I raced over to get the dress with the knowledge that I was going to be able to wear it one day.

The other reason I coveted it, was that it reminded me so much of gowns my mum used to wear in the 70’s, she had the yummiest wardrobe, and to this day I still whimper that it all got given away when I was too young to say NOOOOOOOOOO!. I wore the Opera Gown to the Fleur event but wanted you to see what you get in the set as a whole, as you get both long and short dress with pants on both layers for each option. You can see other colours available HERE on Abbys’ blog.

I loved being able to have such a open area to show off my Casablanca set by Essentia, which is the incredible necklace and earrings that Fiachra Lach created especially for me so that I would have something to wear for more formal events,and totaly suited the Casino Royale theme. It comes in Gold and Silver versions, then adding the Silver Hair Rose also by Essentia was of course the next step to getting ready.

I love silver so much so it was a no brainer which one to get, but one day I may add to it as all of the colours are stunning. I knew immediately what skin I would wear with it and it wasnt just based on the fact that I was attending the creators event, but because I absolutely adore the silver make-up of the Vivant-Glam skin by Fleur . I remember a long time ago IM’ing Roslin saying ‘You need silver make-up” only to be patiently reminded that Glam has silver make up :P- she loves me I knows it-truth is I had the Glam demos and hadn’t gotten past number one as it was so lush, again I knew at the time I wouldn’t get the chance to really show it off; but zoomed right over to get the pack after that convo and have actualy worn it alot since.

Even though the eye make-up is very dramatic and so sexy, the softness of the rose pink lips gives it a sensual look that carries over into all sorts of looks. I did however get corny and put on the Roslin hair by ETD in old textures Black, which is a lovely style-but I did only buy it because it was called Roslin- and suited this dress perfectly.

What also suited the dress perfectly is the shoes, giggles* which I bought seconds before the event, and had only the night before strutted around our house in the demos telling Mel I was definitely going to get them soon, and soon was today. They are the ArmidiGisaci-Vidalia pumps in Silver, and are just beautiful-and I promise to take a better pic of them soon… ( ok seriously I felt really bad and thought hmmm I’ll google them and find a better pic, but half an hour later I realise I could just jump in world and take one, so wait a few minutes, I’ll be right back).

Ok back, phew. So these are the yummy shoes I tp’d over to get this afternoon minutes before the event, and the texture was a perfect match to the Merry Dress Opera Gown.

So a while back I saw a tutorial somewhere on using the liquify tool to round out images for second life avatars, and yes possibly some designers use it to make their items look more appealing for vendor pics. But anyway to me its a fun way of rounding out the pointy ankles and I probably will never remember to use it again lol but today I did- and didn’t do too bad, if I do say so myself.

Now lets talk about my hunky man for a bit, we as I have said a few times already, have been to Armidi alot lately it seems, and so has everyone else on the grid *BEGS the Armidi team to make their stores more open*-I have spent so much time in naughty corners I’m starting to get a complex.

I wanted so bad to treat Mel to some goodies as he spoils me rotten, and the suits there are just YUMMY! So the other night I treated him to a few things and one of them was the Gisaci Italian Suit-Chocolate-he loves brown- So today he also got a chance to show off his New suit and looked mmmmmmmyummy, wearing it with his ShinyThings City Walk shoes in brown-wants Fallingwater to make those deep brown too now lol- and his messy and hella hot hair called Gabriel by Naughty Designs – it’s so perfectly messy I just want to mess it up more.

Finishing his look or perfecting it is his skin by Minnu Model Skins, MMS-sk-h-chx-
fullG which is Minnu speak for Sexy Man with full Goatie or is it Thora speak? me thinks Thora :o) .

On that note I wanted to share another video clip that the incredible team of MMSkins made for the Male skin release that I hadnt seen until last night

and again shows how incredible every step they both take to produce product is so detailed and orchestrated to provide us with sensory overload, it’s wonderful.

xoxox Sasy xoxo

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.

Poses and Stands:
Maitreya
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
Juicy

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Adam n Eve do Valentines Yummies

Sachi Vixen and Damen Gorilla of Adam n Eve have done an incredible turn around from their regular ‘theme’ items they are known for.

If you haven’t explored Adam n Eve in recent months then you are in for a shock, Sachi has added some definite saucyness to her style of late, and Damen has enhanced that by his incredible workmanship on shoes and accessories.

I happened to be on my way to the store earlier today for a quick look around and got an IM from a wonderful friend *waves to Efe* who wanted to look at some skins, and asked for some suggestions.
I tp’d her to join me, and while I was in the store I was lucky to be in IM with Sachi and mentioned I needed to update my latex that she has done recently- I got all the ‘what about these’ folders and now I don’t actualy know what ended up on the shelves lol-so while Sachi was correcting that for me, she dropped something else on me, and it was INSTANT LOVE!.

Now yes I had planned to strike a pose in latex this evening but there was no way in the world I could not show off this dress, Decollage by Adam n Eve is a stunner, the fabric is just divine and the style overall is beautiful. Plunging back and front which is a favourite for me, especialy when wearing Pandora Skin- Sasy Make-Up :P -also by Sachi which has the most beautiful back detailing.

The dress is LIMITED TIME ONLY! which kind of makes me weep, but the reason being that the wonderful sash and waistband has subtle lovehearts on the print, in keeping with the valentines theme. I personaly want to see her do the same dress without hearts in every colour imaginable, because the fabric is soooooo sexy it caressed my skin and got me all geared up for romance, which is the point, right ?.

What are the other reasons for the love? well let me tell you lol , one thing that just screamed at me was the fact that the pants looked wicked without the prims, and I got a whole other look out of a gown, which is always a bonus in my mind. So a quick change of hair and I was ready for a night of shaking it at some fabulous club somewhere. The other brilliant thing about Adam n Eve is that there are DEMO’s, all the clothing, skins and shoes all have Demo’s so that you can be totaly sure you are going to love what you get.

So whether you have a date for Valentines day or not, this is a Gown-and pants-set- that you will get so much enjoyment out of.
Now speaking of Shoes, and I was*points to the paragraph above* Damen was in the process of completing the matching shoes to these Gowns and I squeeled in his box ‘Gimme Gimme’ -I am so ruuuude I know, but he luvs me, they must, there is a dart board with my pic on it in their studio *giggles*.

But I had to have the matching shoes because Sachi was being naughty and sent me a pic already, so there was me in brown casual shoes running around in a gown waiting for them to be finished, and then they came and wooot.

These VSP shoes will also only be available until the end of Valentines Day, so get thee to the store, all sculpties and divine contrast heels on the deep red version-because of the contrast in the gown also they look fab with either Gown-, and I just adore the mini sculptie heart charm attached to the back.

I needed a new Up-Do for this Gown, just because any reason is a reason for new hair lol, so I popped over to Frangipani , and as I had never been there before I was really impressed with the red pack having such delightful assortments of red in it, Lauren I am wearing in both the Sangria and the Ruby and the style is a lovely side swept bangs style with a nice side loose bun, accentuated by the Grey tipped Black Hair Rose by Essentia.

The second look with the pants needed some hotness so I went with the ORIGINAL Bombshell style by Armidi , I have no idea how this style may or may not have changed, but from what I have seen, either way its still a gorgeous do…. I so have plans to do a post soon on Armidi because I have an interesting theory about the shopping in that sim lol its all good I promise :o).

To finish up this fabulous Valentines or any time look, I opted for the Jet Set Diamonds set by House of Nyla because I have wanted to find a reason to show it off for ages, and what better way than here lol. Nyla Cheeky does some beautiful work with beading both in RL and SL and it shows her love for the craft in her incredible Cloche hats and this stunning Jewelry set.

I love a good choker and beaded ones are just a delight, the matching bracelet is lovely and the fact there is no blinding bling is a bonus, these are just beautiful pieces of jewelry and you can see the detailing on the pieces, the way you should be able to.

So in preparation for the upcoming day of romance, go and take a look at the incredible pieces shown here today and remember DEMOS,DEMOS,DEMOS

xoxox Sasy xoxo

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.

Poses and Stands:
Maitreya
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
Juicy

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

CKS Designs and the Great big Treasure Hunt

Ok so I am back, and I know that a few of you missed me-because I keep hearing about it lol-I have had this blog sitting here for a little while and I was going to wait until I cleaned up my inventory, but then Kit started screaming at me in offlines and it was time to dust off the posestand.

So first post of the year is a new release by CKS Designs, Kit Maitland-Oh how we in our household love her work-The new release is called Hard Candy, and not only is it a fabulous Valentines themed ensemble, BUT! for one day you will have the chance to scoop it up for free.

Some of you may know about the group called “Designers in Seclusion” some of you wont, but its a group of incredibly talented people, info in red.

***Press Release: Immediate
Grid-Wide Treasure Hunt!
Over thirty designers have gotten together to produce a Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt that will span the grid! Each location will have a gift box hidden inside their store. The boxes will randomly change locations inside the store so you’ll need to stay alert!
The starting location will be HERE!

This will not be open to the public open until 1:00am STL February 9.
The gift boxes will be displayed for you to see, and all instructions will be given at that time! Please read the signs at the location when you arrive, and follow the directions. Then head off across the grid to start your hunt!
The treasure hunt begins at 1:00am SLT February 9 and will continue until 11:00pm SLT February 11
Look for goodies for both men & women from the following designers:
~ *AE* ~ Accessories by Eolande ~ ANIMAH ~ AnnaH ~ Balderdash ~ Bodies by Oh! ~ Boingo ~ Calla ~ Caroline’s Jewelry ~ Cassini Creations ~ CKS Designs ~ DaeSkins ~ Designing Nicky Ree ~ Elite Designs Furniture ~ enkythings ~ First Impressions ~ Hair Solutions ~ Hubby’s Boutique ~ Ingenue ~ Irelyn ~ KessKreations ~ Kitchy/UOMO ~ Moonshine ~ PajamaRama ~ Philotic Energy ~ PrimPlay ~ Reaction ~ Rose Petal Creations ~ SecondWave Apparel ~ She’s So Unusual Shoes ~ SYD: Style Your Destiny ~ Tea Monster Clothing ~ Textures ‘r Us ~ Topaz Square ~ Vitamin Ci ~ Wilted Rose ***

The lovely Kit is one of those generous people I mentioned on my side welcome, and she gave me this set and the one other I am showing today, Hard Candy is a fantastic peachy pink set, with not only the one adorable pair of cute panties but 6 all with the hard candy we all remember from our childhoods featured on the bum.

Be mine, heartbreaker, ILU, Kiss Me, Love Bites, Squeeze Me are the yummy slogans on the panties and hmmm 6 pairs only, me thinks that Kit has made one day panties free day *giggles*- I am so sure all the men in the grid went WOOOHOOO, I know mine has already declared his love for her today.

Reason being is that Kit has this little trick, she makes her little bitty skirts using the jacket layer instead of pants layer like most, which allows for panties to flash and with her sets like this new one and detention an older one its cute and sexy. This set not only comes with that type of skirt and the adorable panties, but also 80’s style anklet socks with ruffles… the adorable sweater comes on undershirt and shirt layers and the heart cut out is just fab, all year round.

What I love especialy besides, EVERYTHING! is the sleeve extenders on this top, made on the gloves layer, great idea and just adds a kind of cosy charm to it. All of the usual fabulous extras are included, like her posestand so you can make any adjustments without fishing around for one, the picture of the set so you dont have to remember everything you own lol, and the incredible Smart Skirt option in a seperate skirt- love that you have the choice without having to fiddle- and of course her notecard describing her ‘Look’ detailing who, what, where how and when for each item that she didn’t create herself.

Now when I ran to wear and saw the colour, I looked at Kits pic to see what shoes she wore with, more out of curiousity than anything else, they were white and I knew immediately what shoes I would wear, because he colour was identical and the shoes had saved me on another occasion when coming across the same pink.

Enkythings Menisa shoes are Enktan Gullys’ first sculptie shoes and they are marvelous, the texture is a soft suede leather look-on my screen anyway lol- with beautiful stacked wood heels that are rich in brown tones, and just look how perfect the pink matches up, so that if you decided to go without socks you are colour co-ordinated to perfection, you can check out the Demos’ in his main store or even grab them using OnRez.

Quick note on OnRez, if you ever want to see if a designer you already know has a store on the site, just use the regular site url and after com/ type in the designers first name _ last name and you will find them much faster :o) .

The hair in the pic is by Here Comes Trouble creator Babyboo Glitterbuck, whos’ hair I just love to bits, I was invited over to her studio in the middle of taking pics and of course Boo was not suprised enough to even ask why I was encased in a prim red ribbon lol. The hair is the wonderful Vesper style in Dirty, which is one of my favourite blondes, and be sure to keep a look out for the incredible hair and other goodies she has got coming soon, I seriously swooned.

Now about my skin, ahhhhhh Minnu Model Skins released the Third Generation Skins recently with the extended face make ups, some slight changes to the eyebrows and some other beautifying details, and as soon as I finaly got a chance to try them on it was instant love.

If you didn’t get the chance to see the incredible movie Minnu Palen made for the release you can view it HERE! and damm if your prone to easy exitability brace yourself, Minnu makes the screen perspire. I am wearing the MMSPale NF -Clean skin in this picture and the soft make up is just perfect for not only this outfit, but for those of us who work in SL and need a softer look for every day, but still want something that can go into evening and still be incredibly sexy.

One of the other make-ups in the extended range is the MMSPaleNF Aero , with its stunning red lips and beautiful eye make up that I am wearing in the next pic, and while I am on the subject of Eyes and MMSkins lol my Green eyes are from there also, Minnu recently updated all her eyes to give them a wetter more natural look, and they are so fab I bought a few colours and yet I only wear green.

This next set by Kit Maitland of CKS Designs is called Wrapped, go figure lol, now this little number is definitely something your valentine is going to enjoy unwrapping.

The incredible ribbon textured top is on all layers- I can so see that becoming this years censor top on occasion-and the red is silky and vibrant, tieing beautifuly at the front in a big yummy bow, the gorgeous sheer red panties are a fuller fit and a delight with their pink and deep red detailing and are a fabulous addition to your lingerie inventory.

Traveling further down I squeeled when not only were these stockings just too cute but they had seams, I adore seamed stockings as I have always worn them in RL in the past when wanting to totaly uplift a look to sextabulous, and not that this set needs that at all but oooo it’s a delight having them and again a great addition to your closet, even though a themed set the pieces in it just keep on giving.

A few weeks ago I stopped by Storm Schmooz and checked out the shoes I had seen blogged so beautifuly by many talented bloggers, it caused instant drooling and I had to grab all the demos because I knew that Mel would want in on the excitement. I actualy got a chance to talk to Storm for a few minutes in IM about some vendor pics being priced for thousands of lindens-yay loved that bug- and he was very charming and easy to talk to.

So when we went back I was treated by Mel to the Laque in Red as shown and the incredible pink you will see in the future, these shoes are divine; not only are they sculptie goodness but the texture is rich and delish, the shape of the shoe is very conservative and when mixed with the colours available in that shiny lacquered look its just hell sexy… kind of like an episode of School Mistresses GO Wild! – I’m sure there is one of those in the making lol.

So when I saw the rich shine to this wonderful Wrapped set, it was a no brainer on what shoes to wear with it. The hair is again by Here Comes Trouble, a wonderful concave cut with vintage style bangs that I love called Evette. Make sure you try on as many incredible Demos when you visit HCT, but also grab the seriously wicked fatpacks she has for 1L at the entrance to the hair section. My all time favourites are Mallory and Saleen of the 1L styles.

Now there are so many things that I ALWAYS use when blogging and doing my everyday things, one thing that you will remember some of you, and those that know me is that I always wear Hair Roses/Jewelry by Essentia. There are 57 of them in total and they are all beautiful and I do hope you stop by Fiachra Lachs’ store and check them and his beautiful Jewelry out.

As that is the case and also the same creators of poses will get mentioned every time I am going to make the bottom of my post one big credit to those creator/designers with their slurls etc, even though there might be a day I don’t use one stores stands in that particular post, I can pretty much guarantee I went through them all to get there, so they deserve appreciation for giving me so many choices.

xoxox Sasy xoxo

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.

Poses and Stands:
Maitreya
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
Juicy

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.