Wow did I cap today, I am so glad that we have IM to email and so on..because without it you wouldn’t even know what it is that does cap. Those that don’t have it activated, I honestly don’t know how you survive, it is how I prepare for my day… I would be too scared to log in blindly lol.
So after I sorted through all of that, and did some What’s New SL work I met up with Ashia Tomsen for a natter. We were hanging around, catching up on some stuff I had missed, and then decided to go shopping. I hadn’t been to the Winter Sale at Creators Pavillion yet (yes they spell it with two L’s that’s why I can never find it in search) so we headed over there.
While there I couldn’t help myself but venture quickly over to Switch the sim next door, owned by the same group. I ventured into MNK and it was how I put this look together. Inspired by the tweed shorts, knowing that I could have another fun reason to put on my hat/hair from Maitreya.
Then there was instant and undeniably ooooooooo worthy love. My eyes caught the Knit Sweater hanging on the wall, looking all divine and stuff. It comes in other colour combination’s, but this was the one for me. the two layered look is just bliss, not only the overall structure of the sweaters combo, but the knit pattern as well, I mean this is such a traditional piece, it was like revisiting a long lost friend.
There are two options for wear, same with the shorts. The short version, and the longer with belt version. you can even wear it without the under layer long sleeve black top. The price will make it a must have for you, as do the prices throughout that store.
One thing I have to point out though, due to that awful bug we had a long time ago, where prims didn’t match texture, and tinting grey was the norm…a lot of stuff still has that tint on it, and sometimes the tint was added in ps to accommodate, which means that you cannot match it to texture so easily. For me it was a case of needing to instead tint the pants layers – thank god for mod – in appearance mode, to get the prims to match the texture. This wont be the case for all, as we all see things different, but just to let you know, that is an option if needed.
Revisiting another favourite, in the form of the Persona Pin Up skin by SODA. When these were released it was, and still is, instant appeal. The full lips, the incredible features to the face, and sexy body shading. The options that you get in the pack is awesome also, with each single you get four lips. so if you were to get the fat pack you get over 30 skins, and yes, down there is perfect for whatever and however your clothing is cut lol.
There are others in the series, Pin Up, Model and Girl Next Door…as well as her other skin lines. I cannot wait for a new release that I heard whispers of are coming soon.
Hair: Ymre II – Maitreya
Skin: Persona Skins – The Pinup – Smokey – Nude – SODA
Clothes: Knit Sweater_White_KALMIA labo. (MNK**SHOP)
Tweed Pants_H&S_Gray_KALMIA labo.(MNK*SHOP)
Shoes/Boots: Long Boots Round – J’s
Accessories: TAKARA Bangle/Buddha silver/ Ring & Nail – Mandala
Eyes: Thaw – Fusemelon
Poses/Animations: Long Awkward Pose
Lashes usually worn : Volumen by LeLutka
I think I am doing a relay with myself in this post. So I was with Newdoll in Voice and then Whimsy got online, so it ended up one of those crazy grid hops. While Newdoll was in my ear asking about one place, I was spluttering at Whimsy about her not having enough from another.
I didn’t make it out without picking up some fun stuff myself, the trip to Canimal let me get the bra to one of my favourite corsets the Lust Corset, it is actually hiding underneath in pink and funnily enough the red version is what Newdoll was wearing under her shirt last night too – ooo maybe I stole her baton lol.
The adorkable Tshirts are also from Canimal and are a pack of five Streetwear Little Miss Tshirts in Canimal Style with more funna Little Miss’s. Atop my head is one of the New Piggy‘s from Pink Fuel , these I got yesterday and they are as adorable as the deer, so you must get them too.
Doing some light reading with the Crone book of Shadows from Dark Eden, part of the collection of Magical bits that were a recent release. After we left Canimal we hightailed it over to MNK Newdoll had been recently and wanted me to see the latest, I am never to familiar with names of some stores until I land, and both Whimsy and I are sure we have been in the past, there are so many wonderful items there.
The Tweed Short Pants come with medium length and short versions, and I just had to have in all colours, tweed is just fabulous and these will make great mix and match items.
The hair is Messy by LeLutka which is closed at the moment, but big things are brewing over there, it is going to be an amazing re-opening I can just feel it.
Another item I just couldn’t resist from MNK – and do not do what I did and buy just the one, because the pack is a steal – I was laughing so hard at those two in IM that I wasn’t paying attention, which is always dangerous when shopping. This is the SugarCake outfit in brown, and OMG how cute is that baloon skirt.
I am such a teen/young adult of the 80’s so fashion like this is love, I don’t care what you say, if you are in your mid to late 30’s and were trying to pretend you were 18+ in the mid 80’s you will know what I am talking about, there was fashion, fantastic fashion actually, there was just too much teeny bopper stuff in music clips at the time too that overpowered.
Ok rant aside :P. The Sugar Cake set has this incredible layered balloon skirt that to me and as the name suggests looks just like cake, I mean HELLLLOOOO could that be more funna?, this is the only time when cake goes to your hips that you can be happy. Ok the short upper portion perhaps isnt designed to wear solo, because the glitch pants are mid length, but throw on a pair of shorties or not 😛 and you have a mini balloon skirt, the skirt is made of solid prims so you can totally get away with that no worries.
As you can see you get two style tops in the set, and again grab the pack of two colours because the difference is like 50L so well worth it.
The Bangle set is from Dark Mouse and is the Lotus Flower and Bamboo bangles , these are just lovely work, I did however have to tint the inside faces of the prims as they were red and with those poses it was a bit in your face, but in a good way trust me. The Hair I have on is the Lisa style again from LeLutka as is all the hair today, I really love the long styles over there, and as you know I am a huge fan of the textures as they are shared with Maitreya, so the ability to grab your favs from both stores is rocking my world.
You want to know where my skin is from don’t you ? I can hear you getting crabby at me from here lol, well I aint telling until I tell :P.
I should tell now though, because you will think I am going to tell at the end, and then you will scroll ha ha ha tricked you. The beautiful New Infinity Brand of Skins are all created by Annyka Bekkers of Blowpop. In November of last year Annyka sent some people some Beta test bases for her new skins, we were asked for input and I had my comments, bet you can guess what one of them was :P.
Annyka made some changes and sent again a few weeks later, and then we only heard the occasional peep as she worked very hard to release these all hand drawn skins, but not just one skin but I do believe there are 4 , the reason I am not certain is that I have three but saw a flickr pic of hers with four, anyway regardless in the weeks to come there is going to be the Newly Rebranded Infinity Line of Luscious Skins by Annyka Bekkers.
This first one I am showing today is Ava in the Pure Honey tone, the make ups are look 1,2,3 and 4 not in that order lol but you will see when you DEMO DEMO DEMO.
The tone is just lovely and that right blend in around sunkissed. The collarbone as you can see if gorgeous and the shading all up and down the body is remarkable.
The face is beautiful, especially that nose and mouth, I think the face is just charming and the other skins in the line are equally so, you will see them soon I promise. One thing I didn’t grab a pic of and I should have, is that the skins all have a hair base, and no for once I am not talking down there, but actually on the skull, yep no more of the men only getting that option, allowing for a hair base for unrezzed sculpties, or the comfort of deprimming at lag filled events, you get both with and without hair options, so make sure you check out the demos of those as soon as they are released.
The tank top tshirt I have on is from LaLa FooFoo and is so pretty in that shade of pink, with lots of layer options of both tucked and untucked. The pants are another Must Have from MNK , they are the Stripe Pants Set and come in various colours, but you get all three options in the one pack YUMMMY, I can’t pick a fav pair in the three because they all rock.
Ok so both Newdoll and Whimsy headed off, and I went solo for a bit, ok a lot…I ended up doing a quick scan of the feed and came across Chic’s Blog – I always smile when I open her blog, because seeing someone name their blog after one of your rant/thunks is pretty awesometastic in my opinion. Anyway she was posting on the Twisted hunt and I hadn’t had a chance to check it out yet, but what caught my eye was more the name of a store not the items only.
So off I tp’d to Dilly Dolls and was happy to see they are having a 70% off Sale at the moment, so while I was there not only did I grab some bargains and help a girl win on a lucky chair, but picked up this fabulous set called Darkened Mad Hatter, seriously this store has some serious Alice in Wonderland themes going on , but this set with or without the hat to me was screaming to be had.
This set is gorgeous and very very swanky indeed, I think this is a must have for both sexes especially at the sale price. The shirt portion is so obviously hand drawn and is so cute, all of it is, you do get shoes with the set but I couldn’t resist posting in the New Marie Jeannes from Insolence.
These gorgeous patent shoes come in a variety of shiny colours, the pink are just so pretty and the camel and beige are lots of fun with my brownzilla love. I totally can see these getting lots of wear and tear this coming season and they look so delish with socks its not even funny.
The hair is Peta by LeLutka and is a great bun style for a more conservative approach.
Hair by: LeLutka
Skin by: Infinity/BlowPop
Clothing by: MNK , Canimal, Lala Foofoo, Dilly Dolls
Jewelry/Accessories by: Pink Fuel , Dark Eden, Essentia
Shoes by: Insolence
Poses by: Long Awkward Pose
Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry
Always thankful for:
Bootfixer by Tatiana Niven that I wear 24/7 but often toggle on or off depending on the pose used, but for AO’s it is a MUST HAVE.
My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor: