Pink Elephants On Parade

Pink Elephants 1

So when I was a kid, I was obsessed with Dumbo. My parents bought me the sound track on record. Yes, vinyl. I played it over and over, skipping Baby Mine (still makes me cry).  It was then I fell in love with elephants, and more especially pink elephants. Do you know how hard it is to find a pink elephant. This vexed my parents to no end, as it was a frequent request from me. Later on when I was in my teens, and doing community theater, I was in the dressing room with everyone getting ready before opening. The steady stream of flowers came in for everyone as their parents arrived and house crew delivered them. I continued getting ready as the stares and whispering began, ignoring it, and then finally having to comment to everyone, yes there were no flowers being sent to me, nor was I expecting them.

Pink Elephants 2

I knew my parents wouldn’t as I thought at the time flowers were a waste if they weren’t your favorites so I was not expecting any, as lilacs were out of season, and I would expect my mother to hand cut them if they were available. At best I would receive a card. People exchanged looks, I just rolled my eyes, and finished getting ready.  Then the door opened and a crew member came in carrying a giant stuffed pink elephant, I saw from the mirror and started grinning. My parents had finally found one, then I panicked. What if someone else here also liked pink elephants, seriously my heart lurched at the thought it wasn’t mine. But it was. The girls began to comment, questioning what it was, and how they didn’t like it, etc. I didn’t care, it was a gift that my parents and put a lot of effort into hunting down instead of picking up flowers at the local store. I’ve collected elephants ever since, and still find pink elephants the hardest to find. I can find them easily on the internet now, but that takes the special out of it in some way, so I purchase them when I come across them only in real life. Finding the pink elephants from Geek made my heart sing when I was Cirque de Seraphim, and I also picked up the cutest elephant with pink balloon from Mango Cheeks. They’re mod, and I have made them larger for props. The Geek elephants are for wearing as I am in the photo, and the Mango Cheeks elephants are decor.  Now I can fill my little studio up with pink elephants and damn the critics. I am happy.

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Koyo Hair {MESH}
Eyes: LeLutka – Ellis – Cloud
Lashes: Mon Cheri – “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper {MESH}
Skin: Adam n Eve – Charli – Tone C Appliers NEW! (Available at My Slink Obsession – NOV/2014)
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky  {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure –  Flair – Set 97
Elephant: Geek – Luftballon – Pink  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Cirque de Seraphim NOV/2014)
Top: Fishy Strawberry - Off Shoulder Sweater – Sand {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at The Chapter Four)
Cami: Flair – Kelly Shorts/Cami Set Short – Earth Set Appliers NEW! (Available at My Slink Obsession – NOV/2014)
Leggings: Maitreya – Footless Tights – Chocolate  {MESH}
Socks: EB Atelier – Mesh Socks – Pink {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – Medium {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Helsinki – {MESH} NEW!
Poses: Double Take
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Elephants: Geek – Luftballon – Pink With Balloon, Mango Cheeks - Take Flight Baby -Light Pink  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Cirque de Seraphim NOV/2014)
Ballons: .a.n.c. Ltd. –  Cirque de Reverie – .14/ blanc / balloon stand {MESH} NEW! [Gatcha]

and yes…I still have that giant pink elephant.

♪    Dumbo – Pink Elephants On Parade  ♪

Stonefruit

Stonefruit

Hair: Tram – D522 – Maroon {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci – Zenith Eyes – Coffee
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Skin/Makeup Appliers: The Skinnery – Xiao – Honey
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure – Flair – Set 67
Ring: Yummy – Ladybug Ring – Pink {MESH} [Former Arcade Gatcha]
Camera: U.F.O. – Pori Polaroid Camera – White Sky Blue {MESH} NEW! [GATCHA] (Currently available at Okinawa Summer Festival 2014)
Shirt: Fishy Strawberry – Y-Back Top – Blue {MESH} NEW {Currently available at Kustom 9 – July/2014)
Skirt: Gato – Stella Skirt – Ants {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – Summer Lovin’ – July 2014)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – Mid {MESH}
Shoes:L. Warwick – Eliza – Cork Platform Wedges – Navy {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – Summer Lovin’ – July 2014)
Poses: [Adorkable]/U.F.O.
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Bench: Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Love Carriage Sofa {MESH} [Former Arcade Gatcha]
Fan: Art Dummy – Breeze Tripod Fan – White {MESH}

Halou – Stonefruit

Hair Fair 2014 – Ayashi

Hair Fair 2014 - Ayashi

 

Ayashi released three hair styles at Hair Fair 2014. Aiko is a shoulder length layered cut, its soft and cute. Ima is a long hair, with whispy bangs/fringe with curls at the bottom, it’s fairly long in the back which is a cute look. Hanako is a cute partial updo, with hair band and beaded hair sticks, blunt cut bangs, and forward curled tendrils. The scrunchy hair band is color changeable.

Hair Fair 2014 runs from July 12th through the 27th of July. All hair on sale donates a portion of sale to Wigs For Kids, and all bandanas sales provide a 100% donation. Donation kiosks are set up all over the fair. For more information, a variety of teleports, and participating stores refer to the Hair Fair blog.

Hair: Ayashi – Hair Fair 2014 – Ima/Hanako/Aiko {MESH} NEW! (Currently Available at Hair Fair 2014)
Eyes: Amacci – Zenith Eyes – Coffee
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Skin/Makeup Appliers: The Skinnery – Xiao – Honey
Dress: Fishy Strawberry – Denim and Lace Dress – Dark Blue {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at The Chapter Four)
Bag: Sey – Enamel Boston Bag – Red
Poses: [Adorkable]
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Can’t Nobody

Cant Nobody
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anya – Gingerbread {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci – Zenith Mesh Eyes – Coffee {MESH} NEW!
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Skin: The Skinnery – Chloe 3 – Honey
Skin Appliers: The Skinnery – Xiao – Honey  NEW!
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair  – Applier Slink A/E –  Set 1
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Top: Fishy Strawberry – Boyfriend Jersey T-Shirt – Pink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Kustom9 – June/2014)
Shorts: Fishy Strawberry – Sweat Shorts – Light Grey {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Kustom9 – June/2014)
Shoes: Bleich – Mesh Unisex Hi-Platform Spike – Black {MESH}
Poses: Tuty’s
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

  2NE1 – Can’t Nobody 

Paper Doll

Paper Doll

Hair: EMO-tions – Pria {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at  My Attic  - May 2014)
Eyes: Amacci – Zenith Mesh Eyes – Azure {MESH} NEW
Skin: Izzie’s – Maci – Sunkissed NEW!
Skin Appliers: Izzie’s – Sunkissed
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Mesh Body: Wowmeh {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Victory (left) & Gesture (right) {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair  – Applier Slink A/E –  Set 214  NEW! (Currently available at  My Attic  - May 2014)
Outfit: Fishy Strawberry – Navy Uniform Pin Up – Navy  & White sets {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at  My Attic  - May 2014)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – Mid {MESH}
Shoes: The Secret Store – Oxford Heels – Navy {MESH}
Poses: from the W. Winx Flair – Play a Round – Fan {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at  My Attic  - May 2014)
Prop: LCorse – Anchor {MESH}
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪  The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll  

The Garden

The Garden

Collabor88 just opened and their theme for this round is Raw Nostalgia. It’s a very sophisticated palette of colors in muted, soft tones of pink, ecru, and various shades of taupe. Maitreya released the Vintage Lace Gown, in a variety of soft tones, and a black.  The dress comes with a few options. The main component of the dress is Part 1, a solid color slightly ruched ankle length sleeveless sheath dress which can be worn on it’s own.  Even alone it’s beautiful, form fitting, and well done. Included is Part 2 and Part 2 Longer, this is a sheer lace sleeveless overlay that features a sexy hip high slit on one side, and the difference between the two Part 2’s is one is just a tad longer than the other.  You pick the length you like, and can change the look of the sheath by wearing it over if you like.

All parts of the dress come in the same color, however I’ve styled it here with the sheath (Part 1) in the Romantic colored dress, with the Lace Overlay (Part 2) from the Raven colored dress, for a completely unique look.  The dress is available in six colors. Also from Maitreya at Collabor88 is a mesh collar, and pearl necklace.  I’m wearing the mesh collar in Black.

The Garden

I’ve styled this look with much of what I last wore in a classic choice of opera length gloves, and peep toe heels.  My Opera Gloves are by Adam n Eve, and are a glove layer, and skin applier with glove texture for my Avatar Enhancement Hands from Slink.  So easy to wear, just throw on the glove layer, turn off your nails, and enable tattoo layer using the Slink Utilities HUD. Wear the Adam n Eve applier hud to pick the color of the hand’s glove. My Glitter Peeptoe shoes are from Slink, and made to be worn with their Avatar Enhancement Feet in medium. I’ve got the fatpack which features a HUD that lets me select the color of the shoe, and bow giving me tons of options for customizing by look. I’ve used Tuli’s skin appliers on my feet to match my skin, and Fishy Strawberry’s Bon Ton nail polish appliers on my toes.

My hair is Demeter from LeLutka, a soft pulled back style featuring a color change hair ribbon band and a rose you can color change and toggle off. I’m wearing it in the Soysauce hair color, my favorite of all of LeLutka’s color, but it’s a treat to wear it now as I usually grab the naturals pack if I don’t grab the fatpack.  My earrings are an older favorite of mine as well from Muse Fine Jewelry, all prim, very delicate, they’re silver and black. No longer available inworld.

Hair:  LeLutka – Demeter – Soysauce (silver band/without rose){MESH}
Eyes:Amacci  – Gaze Eyes – Steel
Lashes:  LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Tuli – Eva – Powder 09
Makeup: Tuli- Eva – Lips – Sheer Sweet Pink
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Feet: Slink – AvEnhance Feet – Medium  {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Tuli – Powder
Gloves/Glove Applier:  Adam n Eve – Opera Gloves + applier for Slink hands – Black NEW!
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Fishy Strawberry – Bon Ton (on my toes) NEW!
Jewelry: Muse – The Dauphine Earrings – Silver/Jet [No longer available]
Dress: Maitreya – Vintage Lace Gown – Romantic (Part 1) {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88 – JAN/2014)
Dress: Maitreya – Vintage Lace Gown – Raven (Part 2) {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88 – JAN/2014)
Collar: Maitreya – Vintage Collar – Black {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88 – JAN/2014)
Shoes: Slink – Glitter Peeptoes – Antique Silver/Black {MESH}
Poses: Tuty’s
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location: Lil’ NoNo’s Blues Social Club

♪ Cut Chemist – The Garden ♪