Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Huzzah, today is my Rez Day, I’m 7! Instead of regaling you with ‘oldbie’ stories, I’ve got a style post.  I wore this outfit recently to a winter formal, but had planned it in a different color when I was considering throwing myself a little party for my rez day.  I have to work so no party for me this year, which I can always make up for on my RL birthday.   My location for my party was to be a little Jazz/Blue’s club. Which always makes me think about one of my favorite writers Haruki Murakami. He’s an internationally translated and celebrated Japanese author of contemporary fiction. He always gives me something to think about, and I love how much music makes its ways into his novels. Since the place I was thinking of celebrating in, reminded me of him, I’ve titled my post Norwegian Wood for the title of one of his books (you should check out the movie) which mentions Norwegian Wood by The Beatles, listen here.  Not going to say anything more than that, it’s more of a style post, read the credits, there’s a few new items here, and maybe something new to you.

Hair:  LeLutka – Neu – Praline {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci  – Gaze Eyes – Steel
Lashes:  LeLutkaa  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Nuuna – Juuli Skin – Euro
Makeup: Nuuna – Kati Red 2  lips
Makeup: Nuuna – Kati Smokey
Makeup: Nuuna – Kati skin Eyebrows (tintable)
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Feet: Slink – AvEnhance Feet – Medium  {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Nuuna
Gloves/Glove Applier: Adam n Eve – Opera Gloves + applier for Slink hands NEW!
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Fishy Strawberry – Bon Ton (on my toes) NEW!
Jewelry: Zaara – Atiriya Set – Onyx-Gold {MESH}
Dress: Ison – Amelia Lace Gown – Snow {MESH}
Shoes: Slink – Glitter Peeptoes – Snow/White {MESH}

Autumn Walk

I’m crazy about the autumn season, it’s the perfect time for being outdoors, when the earth is full of rich color. Dressing for fall is just as much fun for me, when the stores are full of mimicking color, multitudes of textures like suede, leathers, wools, and knits. Layering is the key to keeping winters breath away, maintaining mobility and warmth, and the flexibility of the day turning warmer or cooler at a moments notice. My outfit is layered for a walk in the forest.  A warm new wool coat from Slink, cheerful ginkgo yellow shorts, warm leggings layered under, and beautiful boots.

Autumn Walk

Slink recently released the Marigold Coat. It’s available with a variety of options if you chose the Multipack version.  This version will give you eight wool coat colors, seven belt colors, eight collar colors, and six button colors, that you can mix and match to create a unique look with an easy to use HUD.  I’m wearing the green wool coat, with tan belt, cream collar, and cream buttons. If you choose to purchase it as a single, buy the color you like, which comes with a preselected collar, belt, and button color, that are shown on the vendor.

My shorts are a new release from Boom, the Estate Short.  They’re nicely tailored and available in forty different colors. They’re up on marketplace if you wanna browse the shades.  Layered underneath my Boom Estate Shorts, are my Folklore Leggings in Navajo print from League.  Earthy colors, geometric print, and a nice thick tight knit, which pick up the tan in my Cult Riding Boots from Ison.  These boots are hot thigh highs, in an amazing leather texture, with straps behind the knee and great heel shape. They’re available in tan (shown), black, brown, carmine, cream, and navy.

My accessories are Maxi Gossamer Jewelry’s Dew Encrusted Teardrop ring.  It’s texture change, and I went with amber for my outfit. It’s a nice earthy chunk of rock that suited my look. My earrings are Zaara’s Atiriya Stone Earrings in Carnelian-Gold, more chunky rocks for this look. I’m wearing Flair’s Set 102, in Camo4 to pick up the reddish browns. on my Slink mesh hands. Maitreya’s Leather Satchel in Camo, for a soft suede contrast to my knits, wools, and leathers. My hair is new from Mina, the Josje.  I went with a nice auburn shade, it comes with a hud to change the color of the ponytail band.  I love the thick fringe/bangs. My skin is a new skin from Izzie’s, the Katya.  I’m wearing the Green eyeshadow layer, with Peach Glossy lipstick, and moles.

Hair: Mina – Josje {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci  - Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s – Katya Skin – Sunkissed New!
Makeup: Izzie’s – Katya Eyeshadow –Green NEW!
Makeup: Izzie’s – Lipstick – Peach Glossy NEW!
Makeup: Izzie’s – Katya – Moles NEW!
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Skin Applier: Izzie’s – Sunkissed
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair - Fingernails Applier Slink A/E –Set 102 (Camo4) [Flair ]
Ring: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Dew Encrusted Teardrop {MESH} NEW!
Earrings: Zaara – Atiriya Stone Earrings – Carnelian-Gold {MESH}
Bag: Maitreya – Leather Satchel – Camo {MESH}
Coat: Slink – Marigold Coat – Multipack {MESH} NEW!
Shorts: Boom – Estate Shorts – Sunshine {MESH} NEW!
Leggings: League - Folklore Leggings – Navajo
Boots: Ison – Cult Riding Boots – Tan {MESH} NEW!
Poses: Ma Vie
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2013 – Bandana Day

Hair Fair 2013 - Bandana Day composite

I’m wearing a variety of bandana’s created by and in no particular order, W. Winx,  Andromeda Tomorrow, Zaara, Ohmai, LeLutka, Justyna Magne & ZlatanBLK Djannovic, Lacuna, Cajsa Lilliehook, and Flower Ducatillon. 100% donation to Wigs For Kids.   Hair Fair 2013 ends tonight, July 28th 2013, at Midnight SLT.

W. Winx - Hair Fair 2013 - Bandanas

The day we remove our hair to show we care, and wear the bandanas we have purchased at Hair Fair. There are bandana booths on all four sims, and each purchase of 50L is donated to Wigs for Kids. The community of Second Life all come together each year and create these lovely bandanas , and there are so many really beautiful ones this year.

As tradition goes, people remove their hair and wear them on that day, people blog wearing them, do pics for flickr, and just spend time in Sl wearing them, some even host big events and parties where people are only allowed to wear them. It is a great and fun way to end Hair Fair for another year and I hope you join in on the occasion.

Hair Fair 2013 has over 80 hair stores participating. There is an amazing selection from fashion forward to fantasy! Men will be particularly pleased to know there is quite a lot of styles for them this year, so grab your guy and shop for a good cause.  Your purchase of any hair styles at Hair Fair 2013 will donate a percentage to Wigs For Kids.  You can beat the lag at Hair Fair by joining the Hair Fair Demo group inworld, and trying on demos in the comfort of your home, before coming to the fair. Vendors are set up to redeliver any hair that you might miss accepting, which eliminates double purchases as the vendors will only let you buy it once.  Just left click the vendor and it will redeliver.

Also available at the fair, are Free Official Hair Fair 2013 outfits, which feature him and her layer clothing, and hair bases from DCNY and Exile. No need for AO’s, just find a bus kiosk and rez a bus to move in edit around the fair, they come in singles, and larger versions for group shopping.  This year the theme is a fun interlocking block build, each sim has it’s own unique color scheme and style so you can easily tell where you are and where you’ve been.  Upon arriving at a landing point, you can chose left or right, follow the path and easily make your way around the fair, back to where you started assuring you of full fair coverage. Many stores also have placed out free gifts, and dollarbies.

Hair Fair Demo Group
Hair Fair Sims, Stores, & Slurls
Hair Fair Blog
Wigs For Kids
Teleport: Hair Fair 2013

Surrender

Surrender

I think I am wearing ALL the jewelry today. I’ve paired Amorous’s Wishbone Set, with Maxi Gossamer Jewelry’s Tarifa bracelet, and Zaara’s Kashiti Bobble Ring in turquoise.  I think they work nicely with each other and the outfit.  My outfit is a relaxed casual look dressed up a bit.  I’m wearing Emery’s new mesh denim jacket Hollywood from FaMESHed, and a prior release their pleated Charlotte skirt in late, with white horse print.  I layered Izzie’s Low Neck Tee in white underneath.  Izzie’s Low Neck Tee’s and her long sleeve tees are a must have for layering with mesh; they come in a wide variety of colors and are perfect for the job. Nyte’N’Day’s Ginger Belt is an older favorite of mine, and I like the look of it with the skirt, and the darker shade of brown which ties in my Maitreya Gold Suave’s platforms, and my Maitreya mesh shopper tote.  I’m wearing Izzie’s Holly skin in sunkissed, with brown eyeshadow, and a body + face freckle layer.  I’ve used Izzie’s skin applier hud on to match my SLink Avatar enhancement Hands, and used Flair’s Tomatoe Polish from Set 1.  I’m wearing new hair from Exile, the Independent Woman in Bronde, it’s part of the Natural Fusion 2 pack.  It’s a nice hair style, I love the volume in it.

Hair: Exile - Independent Woman – Bronde (Natural Fusions 2) {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci  - Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s - Holly Skin – Sunkissed DB
Makeup: Izzie’s - Holly – Freckles Sunkissed (body + face)
Makeup: Izzie’s - Holly – Eyeshadow Brown
Earrings: Amorous - Wishbone Set
Necklace: Amorous - Wishbone Set
Bracelet:  Maxi Gossamer Jewelry  - Tarifa {MESH}
Ring:  Zaara - Kashiti Bobble Ring – Turquoise (Gold)
Hands: SLink  - Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH} NEW!
Skin Applier: Izzie’s - Slink Avatar Enhancement – Hands – Sunkissed
Nail Polish: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 1 – Tomatoe [Flair ]
Jacket: Emery - Mesh Denim Jacket Hollywood – Light Wash {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at FaMeshed - May/2013)
Shirt: Izzie’s - Low Neck Tee – White
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Dark Brown/Silver Studs
Tote: Maitreya - Mesh Shopper – Eternity {MESH}
Skirt: Emery - Mesh Pleated Skirt Charlotte – Latte – Pure Horses {MESH} NEW!
Shoes: Maitreya - Suave – Pearl {MESH}
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Gold Dragons & Tassels

Gold Dragons & Tassels

I’ve put together this outfit for hitting the stores with Sasy yesterday. It’s mostly mesh, and a cute casual look.  I’m wearing a new mesh hairstyle from LeLutka called Ella.  It’s a lovely sexy kitten-y style.  I’m wearing it with my matching blond fun tone hairbase.  I’m also wearing two fall release items from Celoe and Maitreya.  Celoe’s Chardonnay Pants in heath, with Maitreya’s wool Lux Sweater in Mix Creme.  I’ve acessorized with Remy’s Beau Tassel necklace in Red/Silver, and Boom’s Golden Dragon Take It Easy tote. I’ve also added bangles and rings from Zaara, and finished off with a newer release from Maitreya Gold, with the Suave shoes in Oxblood.

Hair:  LeLutka - Ella – BlondeFun {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Amacci - Gaze Eyes – Silver
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin:  Izzie’s  - Faith Skin – Sunkissed
MakeUp:  LeLutka - Liquid Liner – Black
MakeUp: Izzie’s - Lipgloss – Dark Red
MakeUp: Izzie’s - Faith Eyeshadow – Gold
MakeUp: Amacci - Classic Blush Tattoo – Red
Necklace: Remy – Beau Tassels – Red/Silver {MESH} NEW!(Currently available at the L’Accessories event, click here to see what else is there. )
Rings: Zaara - Kashiti Bobble Ring – Pearl/Gold
Bangles: Zaara - Sadaf Shell Bangles – Gold
Bag: Boom - Take it Easy Tote – Golden Dragon
Hands: SLink  - Mesh Rigged Hands – Elegant {MESH}
Top: Maitreya - Lux Sweater – Wool-Mix Creme {MESH} NEW!
Pants: Celoe - Chardonnay Pants – Heath {MESH} NEW!
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Suave – Oxblood {MESH} NEW!
Poses: Ploom
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Celoe’s Mirage

Celoes Mirage

Celoe will be doing a major release soon, I did a sneak peek yesterday of the Maruca Coat/Dress, and a link to Sasy’s post of the Maru coat. Today I’m giving you a sneak peek of Celoe’s Mirage Tunic, and Chardonnay Pants. I love the designs they used on the Mirage Tunic. It’s very vintage, and bohemian. I like that I can easily wear the tunic over the Chardonnay Pants, without resorting to wearing a large top and smaller bottom. The Mirage Tunic is available in 8 colors, and the Chardonnay Pants come in 5 colors. I’ve accessorized my look with Mandala’s Omochi Earrings, and Bracelet in Silver. I’ve also used my Rio Clutch from Osakki, which is dead on perfect for this outfit. Osakki is in process of reopening her store. My Ilaida Mojri shoes from Zaara, are a great addition, these pair are in black, they feature menu change quilted fabric tops, in 12 colors, and banding/shoe liner in Gold or Silver.

Chardonnay Pants Colors Composite

Celoe - Mirage Colors Composite

My makeup is blend of two eyeshadows that come with my Cassandra Skin from Izzie’s. You can create a variety of effects, and shades by layering eye makeups. Shown here are the base skin’s eyes, the blue and teal eyeshadows on their own, and then layered versions. The first being teal, then ‘add’ as an option instead of wearing, the blue. In my look, I created a near match to the teal on my tunic by first wearing/adding the blue eyeshadow, then I “added” the teal. Playing around in your makeups this way can really help you make the most of what’s there, and don’t forget to add in from other skins, or makeup sets. My last photo in the series shows the eyemakeup with LeLutka’s Liquid Liner in black added on top of them.

Layering Cosmetics

Hair: LeLutka - Yippie – SoySauce
Eyes: Amacci  - Gaze Eyes – Grey
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin:  Izzie’s - Cassandra Skin – Sunkissed
MakeUp:  Izzie’s - Cassandra Eyeshadow Teal
MakeUp: Izzie’s – Cassandra Eyeshadow Blue
Makeup:  Izzie’s - Lipstick Rose
Earrings: Mandala  - Omochi Earrings – Silver
Bangle: Mandala - Omochi Bracelet – Everest Silver
Hands: SLink  - Mesh Rigged Hands – Elegant {MESH}  NEW!
Bag: Osakki - Rio Carry All Clutch – Baltic  (Currently closed. Reopening soon.)
Top:  Celoe - Mirage Tunic – Chill
Pants:  Celoe - Chardonnay Pants – Cloudburst
Shoes: Zaara - Ilaida Mojri – Black
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Stargazer

Stargazer

Emery, Drift, and Ploom recently released new items.  Shown here is a new mesh skirt from Emery.  It’s availble in a variety of colors, and this is a great pattern to mix and match with.  I’ve mixed it with the mesh Cozy Boatneck Sweater in pumpkin from Drift.  It’s a cute sweater to dress up with accessories like my mesh Mery Gloves from Celoe, and the Adira Necklace from Zaara.  I’m wearing Ploom’s mesh hair for The Costume Ball called Sha.  It features an attached mask, which is color changeable via HUD from several preselected glittery textures , or you can wear it the version without mask. I’ve finished off my look with a mesh envelope clutch from Emery, and my mesh Radical Boots from Maitreya in rust.

Hair: Ploom - Sha & Sha (mask) {MESH} NEW! (currently available at The Costume Ball)
Eyes: Amacci  - Gaze Eyes – Grey
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Amacci  – Hazel -Nutmeg – 06 Posh NEW!
Earrings: Zaara - Tarika Claw Earrings – Gold
Necklace: Zaara - Adira Necklace – Claw Gold
Top: Drift - Cozy Boatneck Sweater – Pumpkin {MESH} NEW!
Gloves: Celoe – Mery Gloves – Nutmeg {MESH}
Bag: Emery - Envelope Clutch – Black  {MESH}
Skirt: Emery - Mesh Skirt G. Marquez – Black {MESH} NEW!
Boots: Maitreya - Radical Boots – Rust  {MESH}
Poses: Focus Poses
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Space For Free

Space For Free

Drift recently released this mesh dress called Mutiara.  It’s available in a vareity color sbut I really liked this mocha color specially with black accessories like my Geisha Leather Belt from Fishy Strawberry.  I almost went with a pair of black gloves but I can’t part with my mesh hands from SLink just yet.  I’m wearing the elegant set, which works beautifully with accessories like my clutch from DeLa, and my Kashiti Bobble Ring from Zaara.  I’m wearing a new hair from Wasabi Pills that’s currently available at The Costume Ball.  It’s a lovely sweet hair style, with ribbon, very Alice -like.  I’m wearing Amacci’s Hazel skin, this particular one has really pretty makeup, but I left my lips bare, as I love the base lip colors.

Hair: Wasabi Pills - Christy Mesh Hair – Golden {MESH}  NEW! (currently available at The Costume Ball)
Eyes: Amacci  - Gaze Eyes – Grey
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Amacci  – Hazel -Nutmeg – 06 Posh NEW!
Necklace: Zaara - Vanisri Wrapped Necklace – onyx-gold
Bracelets: Mandala - Lotus Chain Bracelet – Black
Ring: Zaara - Kashiti Bobble Ring – Onyx
Handbag: DeLa - Clutch Bag “Dudu” – Jet Black
Hands: SLink  - Mesh Rigged Hands – Elegant {MESH}  NEW!
Belt: Fishy Strawberry - Geisha Leather Belt – Black
Dress: Drift – Mutiara Dress – Mocha {MESH}
Shoes: Maitreya - Shanti – Black
Poses: Doll (by Suri Christen, not available at this time-store closed)
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Fall Day

Fall Day

I recently teleported around the grid looking for some signs of autumn, and found a group of New York themed regions.  I had to stop and take some photos, and chose MidState New York.  If you are looking for a location to use for a location shot, definately drop in, and explore.  I’m wearing a new release from L’Aph, a lovely mesh dress, which really gives off a vintage feel.  I really like the wide cuff collar, and cuffs, bonus that they contrast, plus a contrast hem to really make the design dramatic.  The texture is a yummy damask style, and is available in a variety of colors, with even two shades of red! I accessoried my look with the also very classic, very vintage look of the Yummy pearl sets which are currently at Collabor8.  I layered 2 necklaces from the Tiffany Set and the Jennifer Set, to really glam it up, along with matching pearl studs from the sets,and Zaara’s Kashiti Bobble ring in pearl. I layered Mimikri’s Fox Fur Stole over the top for the perfect posh look. I finished off with this sophisticated mesh updo from Ploom which is also new, along with some older favorites like my Pow Pumps from LeLutka, and the Estelle Bag from Orta.

Fall Day Composite

Hair: Ploom - Long Day {MESH}
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Candy
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s – Faith – Sunkissed
MakeUp: Izzie’s – Faith – Eyeshadow Brown
MakeUp: Izzie’s – Faith – Eyeshadow Smokey 2
MakeUp: Izzie’s – Faith – Lipstick Strawberry
Earrings: Yummy - Jennifer Pear Set {Mesh} (Currently available at Collabor88 - Sept 2012)
Necklace 1: Yummy - Jennifer Pear Set {Mesh} (Currently available at Collabor88 - Sept 2012)
Necklace 2: Yummy - Tiffany Pear Set {Mesh} (Currently available at Collabor88 - Sept 2012)
Manicure: Mandala - Nail Palette 1 Medium
Ring: Zaara - Kashiti Bobble Ring – Pearl
Handbag: Orta – Estelle Bag – Creme {Mesh} (Currently available at Collabor88 - Sept 2012)
Dress: L’Aph - Eva Dress – Aubergine {MESH}
Fur Stole: Mimikri – Fox Fur Stole – Beige
Shoes: LeLutka - Pow Pumps – Black
Poses: aDORKable 
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location: MidState New York

KissKiss

KissKiss

Erratic recently released this sexy mesh dress in twenty colors.  It’s available in Glitter or Plain, shown here is Plain Salmon.  The Glitter version is beautiful and well textured.  I loved how soft this dress looks in the plain texture.  It ties behind the neck, and I really liked the attention to detail there.  Pick up a demo and try this on!  I’m wearing the dress with LeLutka’s Lively hairstyle, its a new mesh release from them, very long, with a few tendrils pulled to the back.  LeLutka debuted a naturals pack with this release, featuring a really nice variety of shades from other packs.  I lightly accessorized this dress with heels from LeLutka, bangles from Zaara, and Zaara’s Raga Oyster ring, a pretty mesh clutch from Mons, and a perfectly matching french manicure from Mandala.

Hair: LeLutka  - Lively – Marilyn {MESH}
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes - Autumn Green
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s - Faith – Sunkissed
Makeup: Izzie’s - Faith – Lipgloss – Pink – Sunkissed DB
Makeup: Izzie’s - Faith – Eyeshadow – Pink
Makeup: Izzie’s - Faith – Eyeshadow – Smokey
Bracelet: Zaara - Sadaf Shell Bangle – Gold
Ring: Zaara - Raga Oyster Ring – Pearl
Manicure: Mandala - Nail Palette 1 Medium
Clutch: Mons – Croco Clutch – Sephia  {MESH}
Dress: Erratic - Abby – Cowl Neck Dress – Plain Salmon {MESH}
Shoes: LeLutka  - Saffron Soft – Soft Blush
Poses: aDORKable
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Sharkhunt

L'APH

Couldn’t help naming this post Sharkhunt when it (Way Out West’s Sharkhunt) came on my Last.FM radio just as I opened a new post, which I thought was slightly humorous as I’m wearing a cute seahorse and coral necklace from Glow, which inspired my color choices, and my coral prop.   This necklace really caught my eye for the color, Glow is really great at making statement piece jewelry, this one is currently available at The Dressing Room.

I styled it with my new mesh Mia pants from L’Aph which I am excited to say is Aphrodite Outlander‘s new store.  Many shoppers remember as  Aphrodite Creations, and Perse.  She’s using standard sizing, and I like the stitched seams down the sides, and the darker color on the waistband, which if you layer a shirt under, makes a nice band of color.  The Mia pants feature three styles of cuffs, long, flare, and short.  They are available in a variety of colors.  She’s also stocked her store with 3 cute mesh dresses, and 3 mesh styles of shoes.  I’m wearing her mesh Leather Heels in red, which come in eight colors. I like the texture, the leather seems a soft leather, with lots of soft nubby detail, with a nice high pointed heel.  You should come join her update group and pick up the group gift, a cute pair of ballerina flats pictured below.

L'Aph Ballerina Flats - Gift

I picked up more color to contrast with my blue pants with Zaara‘s Isis shirt.  I love this shirt, and with mesh now, it’s great for layering under cardigans and jackets, as I have done here with LeLutka‘s Flow Cardigan.  It’s on layer and sculpted,  I love how the ruffles could almost be waves for my seahorse.  The perfect bag for this outfit was only Indyra Originals Marina Tote in Live Coral, which features  charms dangling from the straps. By the way if you haven’t been to Indyra’s lately you need to stop by and check out her accessories, to die for!  My hair is a new hair style from Ploom, called Yuri from a weekend release featuring another two hair styles, so you have to go Ploom! It’s also available with a tipped version. My skin is from Ricielli, and I picked it up during their Glamorous Hunt, find all 20 diamonds in Ricielli Mesh).

Hair: Ploom - Yuri {MESH}
Eyes: Izzie’s – Dark MESH Eyes – Soft Green {MESH}
Lashes: LeLutka  – 2011/Curl
Skin: Ricielli - Marion Skin – Pale 03 (currently available Glamorous Hunt @ Ricielli)
Necklace: Glow Studio - Seahorse Necklace (currently available at The Dressing Room)
Manicure: Izzie’s - Classic Nails – Spring/Summer 2012 Edition
Bag: Indyra Originals - Marina Tote – Live Coral
Top: Zaara - Isis Shirt – Strawberry
Cardigan: LeLutka - Flow Cardigan – Ink
Pants: L’Aph – Mia Pants – Blue {MESH}
Shoes: L’Aph - Leather Heels – Red {MESH}
Poses: Ploom
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Wish I

Wish I

I recently discovered Ibizarre rebranded to Tausendschoen.  I really like this mesh patchwork suede skirt from them and went with the burgundy as I loved how it looked with this mesh Billow Top from Cracked Mirror. I layered a turtle neck from Fri.day underneath as I felt a more covered look suited the colors, and weight of what the materials would be.  The Billow Top is currently available at My Attic as is the mesh brown leather boho bag from TokiDoki, and Ploom‘s Vespa hair.  This hair includes a dipped streaked version as well.

My Attic is an event that starts on the 21st of August and ends on the 31st of August.  All items will be 95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards. The theme for the August 2012 session is Shaken Not Stirred.  Check out the My Attic Flickr Group for more featured event items. Teleport: My Attic  My Attic Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/88/185/21

Hair: Ploom – Vespa {MESH} (Currently Available at My Attic)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Dark MESH Eyes – Soft Green {MESH}
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s - Elena Skin – Sunkissed (Currently available at Vintage Fair 2012)
Makeup: Izzie’s - Lipstick – Nude Rose
Makeup: Izzie’s - Blush
Earrings: Zaara - Hiral Wood Earrings – Gold
Necklace: Maitreya - Scarf-Tie Sendal
Shirt: Fri.day - Basic Turtleneck – Oatmeal
Top: Cracked Mirror – Billow Top – Red/Yellow Plaid {MESH}(Currently Available at My Attic)
Backpack: TokiDoki – Attic Boho Bag – Brown Leather {MESH} (Currently Available at My Attic)
Manicure: Leverocci – Round Nails 1FA – Burgundy Plain  {MESH}
Bangle: Fri.day - Loop Bangles – Chocolate
Pants: Tausendschoen – Suede Patchwork Mini Skirt 1 {MESH}
Shoes: Maitreya - Moxie
Poses: Miseria (Currently Available at My Attic)
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Shaken

Shaken

I’m wearing a cool hair attachment and hair base from Vanity Hair that’s currently featured at Vintage Fair 2012.  I love the way the hair is arranged, it’s chic and fun.  I’m wearing three recent mesh releases from Erratic, and Emery.  Erratic has made this lovely loose silk shirt, chicly tailored, in a nice variety of colors. I love this particular shade of green and couldn’t wait to style it with some fall tones.  I went with the new mesh skinny jeans in burlap from Emery.  Great mesh work from both stores, nice texturing, and attention to detail.  I also accessoried with Emery‘s mesh envelope clutch that has this great little hand strap on the side.  I used wood accessories from a variety of stores,  Zaara for my necklace and earrings, Fri.Day for my bangles, and LeLutka for this great belt with leather fringe ties, and went with saddle brown mesh pointy heeled pumps from Celoe.

I took my photographs in my WinxBox (tooting my horn) I made for the My Attic event.  This sessions theme for the event is Shaken Not Stirred.  It’s a fun retro modern theme.

W. Winx and Flair - WinxBox - Shaken Ad Final

This W. Winx WinxBox is a collaboration effort with Sasy Scarborough of Flair containing 5 custom made poses.  Contains 3 hanging mesh lamps that feature color changes via menu, and type on/off for lighting.  The inner portions of the WinxBox are color changeable via menus, and in sets  Back/Front, Sides, Floor/Ceiling.  Each mesh divider contains a custom made pose, and color change menu script.  You can also mod all items to suit, moving dividers changing to your own textures, and using other stores poses to really get a great deal of use.  The dividers and lamps, would look great in your home as well. This item will be at an introductory price of only 95L, until the end of the My Attic event. You will find display WinxBoxes set up at the back of My Attic veranda area

This item is designed for photos with shadows enabled.  To really enhance your photography experiment with the various windlight presets available on viewers (not all viewers have the same presets), turn down the gamma, change the time of day, and east/west angle to really maximize the outcome. Turn the outside walls transparent, to really bring out the shadows.

Vintage Fair 2012  runs through August 29th, 2012.  For more information refer to the Chic Management site.  Vintage Fair Flickr Competition runs July 28th – August 31st.  Submit photographs that include new items featured at Vintage Fair 2012.  See Chic Management  site and Flickr Group for rules, and more information about prizes.

My Attic is an event that starts on the 21st of August and ends on the 31st of August. The theme this session is “Shaken not Stirred” our wonderful tenants and special guests have made items that fit within this theme and their own creative influences. All items will be 95Lfor the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards.

My Attic Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/88/185/21
Teleport: My Attic
My Attic Flickr Group

Hair: Vanity Hair - Cohimbra – Brown (Currently available at Vintage Fair 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Deep Dark Eyes – Teal {MESH}
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s  - Elena Skin – Sunkissed (Currently available at Vintage Fair 2012)
Makeup: Izzie’s  - Lipstick – Red
Earrings: Zaara - Hiral Wood Earrings – Gold
Necklace: Zaara - Karmuka Necklace – Wood/Gold
Shirt: Erratic - Amy Silk Blouse – Dark Green [MESH}
Clutch: Emery - Envelope Clutch Danerys – Sand {MESH}
Manicure: Mandala - Nail Palette2/Long
Bangle: Fri.day- Loop Bangles – Chocolate
Belt: LeLutka  - Anna Belt – True B
Pants: Emery - Skinny Jeans Verve – Burlap {MESH}
Shoes: Celoe - Zoe Pumps – Saddle {MESH}
Poses & Studio: W. Winx & Flair – WinxBox – Shaken {partial MESH} (Currently Available at My Attic)

 

Maitreya – Resort 2012

Maitreya Resort

Maitreya just released a variety of goodies today that can only be defined as awesome resort wear!  Before I even get started let me share that Maitreya has added a extra size in their current range of sizes.  They’ve been using Standard Sizing, but have now added to these S+ (Small +).  This size is based on the Standard Size Small, with a little more room around the breasts.

I’m all about these Flair Jeans, cause I love them to bits.  They feature the usual range of denim washes, but it’s the shape and level of detail that make them stand out. If you don’t have curves, boom now you do!  The attention to detail is incredibly high, you will wish to have these in real life. They include two version, one for wearing I flat shoes, and another for wearing with high heels. Mignon is a mesh dress that is flattering to the curves, it oozes sex appeal for the summer. Beautiful draped, with chunky wood neck tie, it’s available in a range of striped, and flower prints this is a very versatile dress.  Wear as a casual to dressy casual beach cover-up, or turn it into a beautiful resort dress with a pair of sexy heels.  Layer over system clothing, and if you play your sliders right you can even layer this over other mesh pants, and leggings.  Mignon comes with alpha layers, and textured layer glitch pants. The Mignon dress is going to be hot this summer!

Maitreya’s Cupio top is is a mesh sleeveless casual top with beaded halter straps. It’s available in a wide variety of patterns and colors, and can easily be dressed up.  Siobhan is this lovely loose mesh hat hair. Featuring a HUD to color change the hat, and the hatband. Dress this up or down, is perfect for summer. Maitreya’s mesh Shopper bags I would love to have in real life at the moment, they seem perfect for stuffing my iPad, and everything else I can’t seem to live without with room to spare.  The soft suede texture is well done, and features a wide range of colors.

1.
Hair: LeLutka – Athena – SoySauce {MESH}
Eyes:  Amacci - Gaze Eyes – Silver
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes
Skin: Adam n Eve – Esha Latte – Spice
Earrings: Mandala – Tukemono
Manicure: Izzie’s – Classic Nails
Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangle – Dark Wood
Purse: Toki-Doki – Elephant Bag – Brown
Dress: Maitreya – Mignon Dress – Flowers – Amber {MESH}
Shoes: Celoe – Zoe Pump – Saddle {MESH}
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location:  Barnesworth Anubis – Songo Courtyard Garden (Currently available at Collabor88)

2.
Hair: Maitreya – Nadja – Henna
Eyes:  Amacci- Gaze Eyes – Silver
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes
Skin: Adam n Eve – Esha Latte – Spice
Earrings: Zaara – Kaya Earrings – Turquoise
Manicure: Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangle – Dark Wood
Purse: Maitreya – Leather Satchel – Wine {MESH}
Dress: Maitreya – Mignon Dress – Turquoise {MESH}
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – IXkin
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location:  Barnesworth Anubis – Songo Courtyard Garden (Currently available at Collabor88)
3.
Hair: LeLutka – Rykiel – SoySauce
Eyes:  Amacci- Gaze Eyes – Silver
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes
Skin: Adam n Eve – Esha Latte – Spice
Earrings: Gossamer Jewellery – Giselle Opal – Black
Manicure: Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Ring: Gossamer Jewellery – Giselle Opal – Black
Bangles: YS&YS – The Deck – Sharon Bangles
Purse: Maitreya – Shopper – Smoke {MESH}
Top: Maitreya – Cupio – Basics Top – Eclipse
Bottom: Maitreya – Leggings Shine – White {MESH}
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location:  Barnesworth Anubis – Songo Courtyard Garden (Currently available at Collabor88)

4.
Hair: Maitreya – Siobhan – Scandinavian Blond {MESH}
Sunglasses: Maitreya – Jackie O Sunglasses {MESH}
Eyes:  Amacci- Gaze Eyes – Silver
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes
Skin: Adam n Eve – Esha Latte – Spice
Earrings: Gossamer Jewellery – Giselle Opal – Black
Manicure: Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Ring: Gossamer Jewellery – Giselle Opal – Black
Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangle – Zebra
Purse: Maitreya – Shopper – Smoke {MESH}
Top: Maitreya – Cupio – Basics Top – Eclipse
Bottom: Maitreya – Leggings Shine – White {MESH}
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location:  Barnesworth Anubis – Songo Courtyard Garden (Currently available at Collabor88)

Culture Shock 2012 – June in Zuma Hills

Culture Shock 2012 has opened, and is jam-packed with 180+ stores!  This event runs through May 26th, 2012.  This is a Chic Management charity event benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières with stores donating 50%-100% of sales of a selected item.  Check out the Culture Shock Blog for more information, and a list of stores, as well as Médecins Sans Frontières for more information about this organization, and the events sponsor – Modavia Fashion.    Teleport to Culture Shock 2012

June in Zuma Hills

I’m wearing a mesh dress from Celoe, which is available at Culture Shock 2012.  It’s a lovely mesh frock available in a number of fashionable trendy colors. I particularly like the silkiness of the fabric, and the lovely gathered bodice. I’m wearing Adam n Eve‘s Amaris skin, in natural with the provided small freckles optional layer. and SLink‘s Sarah hair in caramel, another mesh item.  I have contrasted against the turquoise shade with accessories with warmer tones, like Zaara‘s Balini Necklace in Carnelian-Cyan, her Kashiti Bobble ring, and clutch purse from DeLa in Orange, Ison‘s color block pumps in a warm cognac, and Izzie’s latest release – Spring/Summer 2012 Classic Nails in Tangerine.  Izzie’s is also participating in culture shock, check out her booth there, to see cute tri-color tops she has.

June

I am so over the moon with these nails, as I was having a problem finding just the right shade of nails to compliment and contrast with much of my newer purchases this season, so I approached Izzie Button to consider adding them. They are exactly what I was looking for! I’m completely excited about fashion this year do to the plentiful offerings by many designers featuring the 2012 Pantone color trends.  Seriously I am in heaven, and never have been more excited to hit the stores, and get dressed.  They have me happily wearing orange.  I’m in shock.

My location photo was taken just outside the Zuma Hills prefab from Trompe Loeil available at Culture Shock 2012, This modern, open plan home is made of mesh, and features a lovely pool, many built in features like fireplaces, art, kitchen, lighting, and cypress outside the front entrance. Also shown in my photo are Trompe Loeil’s Zuma Hills barstools in the kitchen area, and couch, chairs, and plants in the living room area.  I’ve used aDORKable poses for this pose, but not the specific ones they have available at Culture Shock, I plan on using these for another post, be sure to check out their booth there.

Hair: SLink – Sarah – Caramel {MESH}
Hair Base: Wasabi Pills – Wild Honey – Long
Eyes: Amacci - Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes/Curl
Skin: Adam n Eve – Amaris – Natural – Spiced – Bewbs
Freckles: Adam n Eve – Amaris – Natural – Small Freckles
Necklace: Zaara – Balini Necklace – Carnelian-Cyan
Dress: Celoe – June – Lake {MESH} (Currently available at Culture Shock 2012)
Ring: Zaara – Kashiti Bobble Ring -Turquoise/Gold
Manicure: Izzie’s – Spring/Summer 2012 Classic Nails Edition
Handbag: DeLa – Clutch Bag “Zazu” – Crocodile Orange
Shoes: Ison – Color Block Prism Pump – Cognac
Lingerie: Gawk! – Lingerie – “First Love” Leopard – Panties
Poses: aDORKable
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
House: Trompe Loeil - Zuma Hills {MESH} (Currently available at Culture Shock 2012)

April @ Celoe

April

Celoe is doing a release of new mesh items today, and here is the April dress from their release.   It’s available in a number of trendy colors, it’s a short spring dress, that’s dressy casual, and I love how the darker colors would work for formal party wear.  I’m wearing a cute mesh hair from Exile, thats a fun partly up, partly down updo called Rivers Runs. I have accessorized with Miel‘s Uva set, and the Sadaf set from Zaara, and finished off with a mesh manicure from Leverocci, and the pretty Allure heels from Maitreya Gold.

The poses I used for my non shadow photos, are using poses released by Long Awkward Pose, at Pose Fair 2012.  Pose Fair is currently open, and consists of 2 sims full of  120 stores. 2 teleports available Pose Fair North features non adult rated content, and includes family related poses as well.  POSE FAIR SOUTH contains a wide variety of pose makers, many of whom feature some or all adult rated poses.  Please keep in mind these ‘adult rated’ poses might simply be intimate  in nature or sexually suggestive, and not all are sexually graphic.  Something for everyone at Pose Fair 2012,  grab some friends and family and check it out.

April Composite

Hair: Exile – Rivers Runs – Marone
Eyes: Amacci  - Gaze Eyes – Indigo
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes/Curl
Skin: LeLutka – - Gem – Hush – Makeup7/DBrows
Makeup 1: LeLutka -  Liquid Liner
Makeup 2: LeLutka – Petulant Lipstick
Earrings/Necklace: Miel – Uva Set
Manicure: Leverocci – Round 1FA Pink Manicure
Bangles: Zaara – Sadaf Paua Bracelets
Dress: Celoe – April Dress – Bluebell {MESH}
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Allure
Poses – Shadow:  Long Awkward Pose
Poses – Composite: Long Awkward Pose (Available at Pose Fair 2012)  Blog

Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Happy Up Here

Happy Up Here 1

I fell in love with this block print skirt from Emery, which amazingly has many of the hot colors of 2012.  Easy to mix and match with many new releases, like the Maitreya Athena Sweater in Blue.  Both the skirt and the sweater come in a variety of colors, but only the sweater is mesh. I used my Zaara jewelry, and this cute Girly Briefcase from The Secret Store to add in more color.  Izzie’s recently released the Cassandra skin.  I really like this particular sunkissed tone, and the freckles/moles all over me!  It’s a detail that makes me smile every time I see my legs.  The skin is available in several tones, and features eyeshadow, and lipstick on extra layers.  Also Izzie’s includes Light and Dark Brow options, as well as cleavage, freckles, and a under prim nail glove base.

Happy Up Here 2

Hair: LeLutka - Victoria (With extensions) – BlondeFun
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes - Multi Green
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 Lashes/Curl
Skin: Izzie’s – Cassandra Skin – Sunkissed
Earrings: Zaara – Sarayi Hoops – Silver
Necklace: Zaara -  Karmuka Necklace – Colored/Silver
Top: Maitreya Mesh – Athena Sweater – Blue {MESH}
Manicure: Leverocci - Round Nails – 1FA Burgundy Plain {Mesh}
Purse: The Secret Store – Girly Briefcase – Honeysuckle
Skirt: Emery – Skirt Blaque [04]
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Allure
Pose: aDORKable  (Several poses which will be available at Pose Fair 2012  on the 15th April)
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location: Funky Junk

Spring Fashion 2012

Spring Fashion

Spring is when we store away our heavy winter clothing, abandon the dark colors, embracing color, and light. I’ve put a spring outfit together utilizing the 2012 hot color trend of tangerine, offset with another 2012 trendy color shade of blue/green that fluctuates between teal, and jade.

Spring in SL - Whimsy Winx

Today I’ve been featured as a guest blogger on Fresh Fashion on the Second Life community blog. Click here to read my post. Join myself, and my fellow guest blogger Sasy Scarborough on the Second Life community fashion forum offering advice, and sharing information. If you are new to the forum, as its part of the Second Life website, you can sign in with your Second avatar name, and password. This is a week-long event that kicked off this past Monday with a variety of guest bloggers. Come share in the fun.

Hair: LeLutka – Adele – SoySauce
Hair Base: LeLutka – SoySauce
Skin: Adam n Eve – Amaris – Natural – Greensleeves
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 13
Shirt: Artilleri – Ophelia Blouse – Coral
Skirt: Maitreya – Anais Skirt – Birds [MESH]
Ring: Zaara – Kashiti Bobble Ring
Bracelet: Zaara – Sadaf Paua – Gold
Watch: Muse – Classic Tank Watch – White/Gold
Manicure: Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Umbrella: The Sea Hole – Heron Parasol – Dusted
Purse: Maitreya – Leather Satchel – Mint Grey [MESH]
Shoes: SLink – Astrid Boots
Pose: aDORKable
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location: Calas Galadhon Park Sims