Tag: Fishy Strawberry

Saggy Baggy Tea Bag Cup

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What is going on with group notices and offlines lately ? I am starting to think that any group that was joined after the 25 doesn’t actually register. I get the offline emails, and then log in to nothing, is this just me? It is funny that for so many years we have begged for more groups, and yet most that I know haven’t even maxed out the new ones given, I know I haven’t. They are definitely going to be handy this year for Hair Fair though, as long as they work properly that is…every year I have to leave about four groups for the duration, so this year was really nice to add too without leaving some first.

Gala has created a new skin, her name is Meadow, and that is such a lovely soft fresh name for this skin. The make ups are minimal and no overly glossy lips for Meadow, she is simplistic and a lovely backdrop to some colourful clothing that will be all over the place soon. I went with some neutrals today though, having loved the make ups, and the colours available to me both shoes and clothing wise.

First off the skirt from Fishy Strawberry, when I saw Fae wearing this skirt before its release I was WOAH that is so swishy and prettyful. It ended up even more delightful to wear, the colours are divine, and the nude and peach ones just worked so well for this post for me. Elikatira has released Rythm, a beautiful french twist that Elika has been working on and half finished for a while now, but finally it got done and it is now a stunning up do for work, play or dressier events.

In the pics of the skins faces I didn’t wear brow tattoos, but did so for the close up and the full body shots, Gala has included some great colour choices for brows and the chestnut and Ginger brows go great with the rich browns and carrot reds of Elikatira hair. I said last week I could totally live and love in LeLutkas accessories section, and the Saggy Bag is a Must Have, but look out for some insanely gorgeous bags coming soon.

The last but not least item to drool over – but please drool on your own feet and not mine, coz ewwww – the lace up boots from Anexx are so adorable. The suede leather look, the wrapped hell, the baby pink insert on all colours, I mean where does the love end and the omg start. So cute, and I can totally see these in some movie where the fashionable main actress gets asked out hiking by the ruggedly handsome main actor and turns up in these, not exactly practical but soooo fashion.

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Poses by :

Miseria

Equipment Used:

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

Skin Worn:

Meadow – Gala @ Curio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Hair:

Rythm – Elikatira

Clothes:

Aragon Skirt – Fishy Strawberry

Marshmallow Top – Random Fashions

Shoes/Boots:

Ankle Lace Up Boots – Anexx

Accessories:

Saggy Bag – LeLutka

 

Tummy Techniques

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It has been a funny week this week, so much going on in the land of the Avatar, but there has also been more of a worker bee buzzzzzz, silent but building as people from all over are doing their thing. That’s how it seems to me anyway…I know we have been working hard on Hair Fair stuff, and Another Fundraiser is ending on the weekend, Project Fur is about to begin and Pacific Crisis Fundraiser is on until the tenth.

The skin I am wearing today is one of the Another Fundraiser II skins, this one was donated by Fishy Strawberry and is her own skin base combined with some highlights from the Sezmra skin. Not only did Fishy Strawberry do this skin for 50L at Another Fundraiser II, but also a pack of make ups as add ons that are just amazing.

Another contributor to Another Fundraiser II is Stellar, and while setting up her skins I was totally perving on the new skirts Lexi recently released, they are booty fabulous, and the plaid print comes in a great range of colours. The fact that the colours also went so well with the New Fringe Cowgirl boots from J’s was just a bonus. I haven’t been able to take these boots off since their release, they are so fantastic, and the fringing is amazing, flexi prims are not an easy task, but to get them to move in such a great way on shoes is a huge undertaking.

The leather work on these boots is just wonderful and the colours you are used to from J’s are all there, I especially like the squared off pointed toe look in these boots, very true to the style. subtle but there.Gawk released these really adorable baggy sweaters, I love a good cropped sweater, it allows for some fun layering, or to show off some of the incredible work our skin makers do on the mid section. This one is really cute because of the sculpties giving it a look that says “I could pull this down to cover up more, but I am not gonna”.

Another firm favourite in latest releases is the Follow hair from Elikatira, this style is a long hair lovers dream, but with the beautiful behind the shoulders draping that allows all avatar sizes to enjoy it, it is really simple in style but so very pretty. You can even try the demos on in the luxury of your own home, due to Elikatira being on Marketplace .

 

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Poses by :

Olive Juice

Equipment Used:

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

Skin Worn:

Kokeshi – Fishy Strawberry for Another Fundraiser II

Lipstick with teeth – Fishy Strawberry for Another Fundraiser

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka

Lashes:

Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

1st Me:

Hair:

Follow – Elikatira

Clothes:

Booty Fitted Skirt – Stellar

Grey Baggy Sweater – Gawk

Travelers Tank – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots:

Fringe Cowgirl Boots – J’s

Accessories:

Geared Necklace – Lazy Places


 

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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Picture :

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

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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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Picture :

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

Make a statement

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So many incredible footwear releases this week, starting of course with the much anticipated Elite & English boots by Royal Blue. If you are a follower of Royal Blue you will remember that Marni Grut has been spending the last few years as both designer for her own brand as well as LeLutka.

Definitely sharing with us her UK origins with these incredibly authentic looking Riding Boots, you will not be left out in the cold stuck in a bog as long as you have a pair or three of these handy. Not only for women these are adjustable with ease for the horse breeding men folk too. I adore the colours they have been released in, and if we are lucky and everyone buys them all, maybe she may consider some more.

They look fabulous with the min nutary pants without the bloomer attachment portions, but also with these new released harem style pants from Fishy Strawberry, how cool are they, while they don’t have the proper lower portions on at the moment due to the boots, take my word for it they are fabulous. Coats and Shrugs, you can’t go past the last release of LeLutka without drooling over something or other, but the bolero shrugs in faux fur had me at rawrrrrrrrr.

Kit is the new face coming to LeLutka in the next day or so, and the all in one pack is just perfect. Eight skins that are base and 7 make ups with the gorgeous dark hair base option for all, my fav feature on top of all that is the NEW curl lashes that will have you begging for more – and believe me there will be more – but these that are now the come with skins packs curl lashes, are to die for. Sculpted lashes four lashes to a prim are so incredibly easy to fit, and colour change options at the click of a button, but seriously OMG the fit and look of these is remarkable, you will never take them off.

Dita Tran of Fashion Emergency and the famous former Model of some of the biggest agencies in SL has just opened her Jewelry store Fulo, her first release includes the statement earrings I am wearing now, bigger than texas these earrings are just YUM.

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Picture :

Hair: Tasha – Amacci

Skin: Kit – LeLutka

Clothes: Sierra Coat, Minnutary Pants, IRINUSHKA bolero – LeLutka

RB Tank – Maitreya

Yo Bra – Royal Blue

Via Margutta Pleated Pants – Fishy Strawberry

Shoes/Boots: Elite & English Boots – Royal Blue 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Statement Earrings – Fulo

Sculpted Curl Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : LeLutka

Poses by : Exposeur

Equipment Used:

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

Ugg boot DNA

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Over the years, well all my life actually…I have been a total American Fan, all the way U.S.A. Then you came along and tried to take our Ugg boots. Then the doona, that was just not on, seriously the only time in 38 years I have been cranky with you has been over those two all Australian items, you can have the hillshoist, I don’t much care – I leave my clothes on it too long and they fade – but to actually go out and try and trademark what has been ours forever was just RUDE. But we won them back, and I forgive you.

Now those of you that have them, or have worn them, can never truly appreciate the Ugg boot if you aren’t, or haven’t lived in Australia for a long time. You can think you do, and you can get close to being right, but nope, it is ours and it is something that just runs through every Aussies DNA. For a start they went out from the mid 80’s until the late 90’s and you cannot convince a city dwelling Aussie otherwise. Indoor wear only was the Ugg, an expensive slipper, that allowed you to run out in the middle of the night and put out the trash when no one could see you in them. One night a house mate and I drove to the local chook shop for dinner and once out of the car I realised my feet were wayyyy too comfy, looked down and screamed, in the next split second there were two Uggs flying across the carpark because bending down too pull them off would have taken too long, I had to kick and flick and fast. If anyone had seen me I’d have died, and if anyone had been in the car park to see me retrieve them, I would have left them there forever.

But I cannot tell a lie, they do so have their practical uses, and now that it is ok to wear them in public again, they are great for ducking out to the shop because you just tore your last pair of stockings before a night out, so it’s a quick dash and slide into franklins and back to the house to put them on with whatever 6inch heels your going to actually go out in. I am not exagerating about the slide, Ugg boots and polished supermarket floors can be way dangerous, and super fun if you have good balance. There are some sexy looking Uggs out there now, and in SL that is no different.

My favourite Uggs of the moment are the ones by Bedlam an Aussie owner so true blue for sure, these have so many texture and colour options that they can co-ordinate with all your clothing, and even if you are frocked up for a dance, well depending on where you are, these are great for getting too and from without blistes because your new shoes haven’t been properly broken in yet. Speaking of frocked up, the second pic is me in the Queensland Party Frocks that are part of the Extend a Helping Hand fundraiser for our flood victims up there…these are by fellow Aussie Whippet & Buck they are so pretty and the fat pack is a steal, had to have it. The really pretty wold necklace around my neck is showing off a beautiful deep green leaf, and comes in both Male and Female options, also part of EAHH.

In the top pic I am wearing a mix of Mon Tissu, Riddle, Whippet & Buck and Fishy Strawberry, the Geisha belts from FS are so cool, they are an older item but do not date in their style and quality. The fun shorts by W&B are so cute, you can tell it’s summer down under with these being released, and even though I wore with the new Riddle leggings, they are still so fun and playful. The park ave shirt from Mon Tissu has a lovely line and length with curled up sleeve caps and its own waist belt not worn, but so cute for other occasions, I have actually worn the belt in a different post.

Another New skin by YS & YS this is Megan and such a different face than usual, I love the make up in this one, and its another that comes with matte lipsticks, you can either buy seperate or included, as well as new eyeshadow packs that match a few of the newer skins. The hair is also older from LeLutka, but I tell you what the styles about to come out will have you screaming for more more more.

I used part of a Stock Image picture by Cajsa Lilliehook in todays pics, you can see it in the group pool HERE

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Picture :

Hair: Amanda II – LeLutka

Skin: Megan – YS & YS

Matte Lipstick – YS & YS

Clothes: Park Avenue Top – Mon Tissu

Jessica Knit Shorts – Whippet & Buck

Cozy Tights – Riddle

Shoes/Boots: Ultimate Ugg Boot – Bedlam

Accessories/Jewelry:

Geisha Leather Belt , Bangles Strawberry – Fishy Strawberry

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

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

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Picture :

Hair: Amanda – LeLutka

Skin: Megan – YS & YS

Clothes: Queensland Party Frock – WHippet & Buck (Extend a Helping Hand)

Shoes/Boots: Ultimate Ugg Boot – Bedlam

Accessories/Jewelry:

Prim Nails – Love Soul

Schadenfreude Wold Necklace – by Schadenfreude ( Extend a Helping Hand )

Tote Bag – Tres Blah

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Glitterati

Equipment Used:

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

Gingerbread Kisses and Candy Cane licks

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New New Newness. New shoes are always fabulous, and even better when it is new boots.

I was so excited to find out that J’s has released a brand new boot style, very nordic with the fabulous knit socks, but it is the clog style boots that are just divine. Perfect leather, and wonderful leather colours as usual. there is a non knit option in the scripted menu, which means if the nordic socks aren’t your thing, then you can wear your own, or without.

Still doing that mix of looks, what with it being hot down here, and all the clothing being released is for colder weather, but luckily there are still adorable little skirts that have been created in heavier fabrics, but short in length enough to still show off the gams. I love these porcelain skirts, so sexy and cute, yay fishy strawberry. I am wearing the Jane aviator jacket again, but this time without the lower sculpted portion, because the finish to this jacket is superb, like woah, so it is totally a jacket on its own. The L’opera bodysuit is a must have item, also from Fishy Strawberry, plunging back, high front with shoulder pads to boot.

I am wearing another of the latest YS & YS Skins, this time Regina, and I opted for a freckles tattoo from one of the other skins, that actually works so well no matter the tone. Great idea to copy and paste all your tattoo layers that come with other skins, and bundle them all into one, spend some time playing around with them and see if they are interchangable and then folder them into ones that are, and ones that aren’t. Much easier than having to find them when you think of them.

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Picture :

Hair: Honey – Lamb

Skin: Regina – YS & YS + Tat freckles

Clothes: Porcelain Ruffled Skirt, L’Opera Bodysuit – Fishy Strawberry

Capped Sleeve Tshirt – Stellar

Gartered Socks – League

Aviator Jacket – JANE

Travelers Tank – Fri.day

Shoes/Boots: Sabo Boots – J’s 

Accessories/Jewelry:

Earmuffs – Artilleri

Sheepskin Gloves – League

Pratha Silver Cuffs – Zaara

Diva Lashes – LeLutka

Eyes by : Fusemelon

Poses by : Marukin

Equipment Used:

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