Tag: Elikatira

Zoe and the Collective Conscious

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Whimsy and I talk about Collective Conscious all the time, the fact that SL residents are such a wading pool of ideas and creative streaming…it is no wonder there is often an overlap.

Today I was taking all my pics of skins as the upcoming Vanity Universe annual skin fair is just around the corner, and I realised that I needed to locate the banners. Of course my note cards wouldn’t open so I went in search on Nadja Baxters flickr, and lo and behold there she was in her most recent post wearing the same lingerie I just shot for mine lol…funny part of this though is that it is not a new release, and I had been so behind in my posting that I hadn’t blogged it yet, so I actually did go in search of it in my inventory.

I personally never think it is an issue like some, one of my all round pet peeves is when I see a blogger say that an item has already been seen so they didn’t blog it, or something so crazy as that. Nadja has her readers, I have mine, regardless of feeds and what not, you should never deprive the designer of your take on an item, or the readers for that matter. I can see an item ten times and it can be the 11th that makes me go OMG wants. Feeds were and are only supposed to be tools to make it easier to navigate to the main source of a post, that is one of the main reasons I do a teaser up front, that and the fact that I think the less you put on a feed the lighter the load and memory needed for the feeds to function.

So back to the task at hand, the skin fair starts on Sunday at 3pm, that I am guessing is due to the time difference for Nadja and all of the other people responsible for the fair. It is nice to start later in the day though, it gives everyone that chance to build up momentum. You are going to need it too, there are so many incredible stores this year, and the sim is layed out in a three building stack, which hasn’t really varied from last years, so it will be easy for many to navigate.

One of the many stores about to take part is Tuli, and the breathtaking new release of Zoe will be at the fair, and for all you Tuli fans and future lovers, the skin is superb. There are so many options and variations in the skins packs, you have a bazillion eyebrow colours, and I might be exaggerating but she has gone so far as to include bleached and copper as options.

Zoe has an amazing face and body as usual, and there are other options created on the tattoo layers to enhance your overall look. Freckles, Cleavage, Lashes , Brows , and lipsticks, eyebrow shape and the actual shape that Tuli wears for the ad for the skins promotion, which is copy/mod so you can make changes as you need. This is a lot to play around with, and if you recieved her latest group gift of teeth and beauty spots and so on those can only make it all that more fun…apparently the teeth are still in the store for free.

In all the pics I am wearing Novel, a new style by Elikatira, so pretty are these victory curls that it is vintage love but in such a way as to have a modern twist. It has that half up and then lightly pulled back out of the face look Elika is so good at, make for easy showing of great make ups.

The chair and table I am showing in the pic are from the Chic Limited event Anti Valentine by Cheeky Pea, so comfy with a huge choice of poses. Cheeky Pea is not only named awesome but a great store to explore. But for these you will have to go to Chic Limiteds skybox.

Mark your calender for Sunday and prepare to skin shop like a crazy person….

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Hair: Novel – Elikatira

Skin: Zoe – Tuli

Clothes: Soignee Lingerie – Fishy Strawberry

Shoes/Boots: 

Accessories/Jewelry:

2011 Curl Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : LeLutka

Poses by : Adorkable

Cheeky Pea Doris Saturday Night set from Chic Limited Anti Valentine Event

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

East meets West

Darsh

I love technology, the internet, computers etc. You know when I first bought a PC, I had no idea what to do with it, or how vast the internet was. It ended up being used for emails and playing Age of Empires and the Sims for years. Seriously my trying to use the web, failed every time, because I didn’t know what to do, or what to look for.

Now I can watch my favourite T.V shows, do a blog post, be inworld and a dozen other things all at once. All my computer knowledge comes from online, from the people I have met along the way, everything I do now has been shown to me, or motivated me to learn along the way, I think that is the best gift the internet can give us…not so much the links to sites or whatever, but the connections to people that we learn from along the way. One of the most amazing resources out there are the tutorials done by other people like you and I, everyday people wanting to share their knowledge of things. YouTube is full of them, and they amaze me sometimes, especially the Second Life ones.

So if you ever think you know how to do something that either comes up as a query often, or you just want to share how you specifically do something, I urge you to do a tutorial on it, so many bloggers myself included have done one or more in the past, and it can totally change how you look at something. So go for it :).

A few weeks ago Zaara had the Deesha Cropped shirt in FLF, and it was a huge hit, so much so that there are now other colours in the range, and so cute too. I love the whole ‘little bit country’ look of the style, mixed with a more indian textiles and traditional collar look, it is like east meets west and I am all for it.

I am wearing it a few different ways today, but however you choose it will all work. The hair I am wearing is from Elikatira, her new styles for the week and so pretty. I am all for her building on her shorter styles, she does long and medium so well, but always seems to blow me away with her shorter styles, not a fan of short hair at all in RL, it was actually styles like her older pixie – etd days – that converted me into trying shorter styles in SL and embracing them to my hair addiction long ago lol.

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Hair: Early , Past – Elikatira

Skin: Natasha – LeLutka

Dimples – Launa Fauna

Clothes: Deesha Cropped Shirt – Zaara

House Lounge Bodysuit – Royal Blue

Via Margutta Pleated Pants – Fishy Strawberry

Nora Shorts – Addict

Lia Dress – Miel

Shoes/Boots: Flair Flats – Elikatira

Accessories/Jewelry:

Hair Rose – Essentia

2011 Curl Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : LeLutka

Poses by : Frooti

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

The Body Co.

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Landing at the TP point for The Body Co. you could be mistaken for having some kind of an ethereal experience. The landing point is awash with a semi glowing white, that seems to envelope you, it is really quite something to see.

The build is only a portion of what looks like something more to come, if you take notice of the sign behind you as you land. But it is definitely ahead of you that should be capturing your whole attention. The Body Co. is the next installment of business ventures by Emma Gilmour. Sage is the first skin line in The Body Co. collection, but definitely not Emma’s first skin, as she has made at least 4 others over the years, funnily enough they all have similar brows.

The older by Emma skins are hand drawn, so a lot stronger on the face in some cases, but the Sage skins have a more photorealistic look to them. The body is gorgeous Emma has gone back and forth on tweaking it to its final result, and the face has a definite natural look, and is so the surfer girl turned model that Emma is so talented at achieving.

The skin is sold as a base, and then you have the options to buy make up packs, so if you don’t have a tatoo layers viewer be very aware of your limitations here and DEMO DEMO DEMO. There are brows for all people, light, medium, red and dark as well as cleavage options that will make you blush, or torment your partner like I did as it took ages to rez for him mwahahahahaha.

Also if not a fan of complete make ups, you can also get lipglazes and eyeshadows seperate, and while there you can check out the handmade soaps that are actual recreations of a soap line that Emma makes in RL with her sister in law, yes the girl even has time for that too. You can buy the soaps in RL I know many did over Christmas and it would make great Valentines gifts HINT HINT to all the partners in need of gift ideas.

Anywho the store will be open around 1pm slt today and you will love the intimacy of the space, it’s like shopping at the Body Shop in RL.

Skin – Sage – The Body Co.

Hair – Here – Elikatira

Lingerie – Baiastice

Coral

Coral

Deal Linden Labs, oh how I love you so, today you gave me a viewer that is working for me so far, and I am so excited with beta 2.5. But alas I have a complaint, more of a “WHAT THE?”

Profiles now go to browser, exciting right, the idea that you can google yours or someone elses avatar, or get it from the website I guess, whichever…but the downside is that for people that work like I do, when right clicking a notecard to get the creator, to then click their name so you can IM them or grab profile to pay them or drop an item on them NOOOO, you get webpage thing, or even worse something that says your handshake didn’t connect, well darn. So I had to actually search in the search section by name and then again same thing can’t get the regular profile, so had to open their IM to pay or pass, which leads to if they use viewers that do that, I know you are IMing me thing, your exposed to an IM you may not want to have at all.

Anyway I still love you when you make little mistakes…

On another note HUGE LOVE goes out to Flight Centre in Australia, for really coming together to help the flood victims, I have it on good authority that not only have they pledged two million, but also ten bucks from every single flight booked will go to help. They have many of their own staff up there struggling and have really gone all out to support and help, flight centre gets my vote as agency to travel with forever more.

Ok so I went to The Dressing Room last night and grabbed some stuff, the dress from Emery was my stand out fav, now some wont like the large label on the back, but with long hair or whatever you wont notice it, I kind of like the idea of people not having to inspect my crotch prim if they like the dress anyway lol. I wanted to show the dress different ways, and with the new Elikatira hair, as many pics as I could fit was all win. Me is a gorgeous style, similar to her own work for ETD in the past, but a bazillion times better crafted this time around. The hathair is actually part of the Seasons hunt, so be sure to look for that snowman.

The cinch cardigan by Mon Tissu is lush, and so beautiful to wear over skirts or pants, the fit is easy, and the options are great, even including a larger bust size for ease of fit. Leggings from Riddle and gorgeous Garter socks from Luck Inc helped with these fun looks, and woot for the Pow Pumps from Lelutka, love these MaryJane style shoes.

I am using one of the stock images by Cajsa Lilliehook from the Second Life Stock Images Group as my background, HERE .

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Hair: Me, Frost (seasons hunt) – Elikatira

Skin: Rebecca – YS & YS

Clothes: Coral dress – Emery (the dressing room)

Garter Nylons Long and short -Luck Inc

Softest Cinch Cardigan – Mon Tissu

Cozy Tights light Grey – Riddle

Dion Shirt – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots: Pow Pumps – LeLutka

Nora high waist Shorts – Addict

Accessories/Jewelry:

Fandangle Necklace – Deco

Jolie Nails – SLink

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Connie Bag – Bare Rose

Eyes by : Argrace

Poses by : Poseur

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Long and Lush

Chic

To be inspired it awesome, often is the case that those seeking inspiration can get discouraged and lose their way, not such the case with todays items. Nearly everything I am wearing was inspired by something, and they followed their instincts and produced it perfectly.

First off the ChiC Management event is starting tomorrow and has a group of incredible designers under one skybox roof, with a theme. The items are beautiful and seriously the skirt from Berries Inc is now one of my top ten favourite skirts of all time. BUT not how it was created lol, due to some serious viewer issues on my end the white frills that are supposed to exist between each layer at the back did not rez for yonks, but I fell so in love with it that way, that I took copy and edited them away. The crisp military look of this Amalia skirt is just divine, and even though I could have mixed it with some serious LeLutka Military stuff from their last release, I went further back to an old fav blouse.

The grecian dress on the right is all Royal Blue love, she has been creating up a storm lately both in RL and SL, her poor sewing fingers are aching. So that she has been able to do anything for us is a bonus. The skirt comes on two attachment points, but also has an alpha layer to take away your bum, so that your ao wont effect the look.

Now the Hair OMG it is about to be released in moments and is the new styles from LeLutka and they are STUNNING Must Haves, omg so sexy and just totally addictive wearables. The scarf hair Scarab is texture change and both styles are just awesome. You can also get them on Marketplace if you hurry and want to get them before anyone at the store lol.

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Hair: Scarab , Lohan – LeLutka

Skin: Gina – Tuli

Clothes:Amalia Skirt – Berries Inc ( Part of Chic Management Event )

Louise Blouse – LeLutka

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City to Country Dress – Royal Blue ( Part of Chic Management Event )

Shoes/Boots: Secret Boots – Elikatira

Neyya Pumps – Maitreya

Accessories/Jewelry:

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Argrace

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

War war is stupid

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Elikatira released new hair the other day, and the style is one that works as both a professional pulled back look, as well as an adorable youthful style.I really enjoy the colours of Elikatira’s range, there is something sun touched about this one, even though a brown it has the makings of a blonde.

I was having an 80’s flashback with the look today, tulle and military looks, what more can one fashionista over 30 ask for.The skirt is tres fab because of its solid  sculpted structure underneath, mixed with the whirly flexi tulle above. The jacket made me giggle, because I imagined what I would get medals for, I have in the past seen such things with their own giggle worthy info, but these are left sleek and shiny and up to your own imagination. I know Whimsy deserves a medal for trying to save all the Paper Couture shoes while they burned Tableau to the ground earlier this week, that was a hoot…you can see some pics of that on my flickr.

This is definitely a fun and frivolous outfit, and I am looking forward to more fun from LeLutka in the future, there is a definite slant towards mixed aesthetics coming from over there of late, yay for 2011.

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Hair: Later – Elikatira

Skin: Emma – Tuli

Clothes:Charlie Jacket , Sophie Skirt – LeLutka

Sweetheart dress bodysuit only – Fri.day

Knee High Socks – The Strand

Shoes/Boots: Blair Boots – SLink

Accessories/Jewelry:

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Long Awkward Pose – 365 days series

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck

Twee Twee Rockin Robin

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Yoga

Twee is such a cool word, it can be used for homewares or of course clothing. Usually it is more of an overall look, but in the Berries Inc case it is the name of one of their latest shirts, and so cute which of course makes it twee lol. I wanted to show how you could dressy it up for a day out and about, or wear it super casual for some soulful excercise.

I was out doing some  What’s New SL stuff – gosh I say that lots – and on entering Cheeky Pea saw their Gatcha, I am a Gatcha Addict it is true but I stood there and looked at the prizes and went ‘ please can I have a Yoga Matt ” and tadaaaa first try, then I tried again and said ‘ and one for Whimsy please ” this Gatcha machine likes manners and tada again…I was stoked. It has so many amazing yoga poses in it, and  with a click it rolls up and out of the way.

Today I  decided to feature it with the latest Mon Tissu Balcon Lounge pants, these are sculpted pants from top to bottom, and they are superb, I forgot to even check if there were visible issues with all the bending and as you can see, none. The pants also come in a Male version, so be sure to check out their gifting options in the store. Over on the left another new Mon Tissu item, the Loire Knit shrug is all prims and fit me easily with just a stretch, as it is a loosefit look it didn’t really need glitch as much as I first thought, and is great fun if you run out of layers because you wont use v2 you big babies.

A bit more Sn@tch when these The Office pants came out, I just had to get them, they also came with the belt, which is very handy and well made, I love a nice plaid cargo pant, and these are just that, and even though I am not a no copy kind of girl, I do think it works well in some cases because you can always share colours with alts or friends as sn@tch doesn’t sell seperate colours usually.

On my feet are the two latest flats styles from Elikatira, every time I think of Elika and footwear I remember the craziest blog post ever. It was actually her own ETD blog, where she released some beautiful flats, and the fans went mental, and not in the good way, seriously it was insane, they were practically standing vigile outside of her store lighting candles and rocking side to side chanting Hair hair Hair. Not just in comments in the blog post but chat groups too were all abuzz about how she wasn’t making hair anymore lol…which was NOT true, Elika like any designer in SL just wanted to take a break from hair, and manipulate some prims into anothe shape, and  had decided to create some shoes that she had in RL. The bit I found the most hilarious is that they weren’t even her first shoes, the so called number one fans had no clue she used to actually have a whole shoe department in her older store, and I still have my kitten heels bought in dec 2006 lol.

Anywho, these two styles are so cute, one is similar to the ones she had previously in ETD, and the others are flair, a style that resembles for me a bowling shoe look which is just adorable.

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Hair: Joy II , Joy – Maitreya

Skin: Natasha  – Lelutka

Clothes: Twee Shirt – Berries Inc

The Office Capris & Belt – Sn@tch

Loire Knit Shrug – Mon Tissu

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Balcon Lounge Pants – Mon Tissu

Twee Shirt – Berries Inc


Shoes/Boots:Millside flats, Flair Flats  – Elikatira

Accessories/Jewelry:

Cala Saona Bag – YS & YS

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : aDORkable

Yogoa Matt – Cheekypea

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shoots VR Foundry Mainstore , VR Foundry @ The Deck