Autumn Masquerade

48932217293_4705962fe1_4k.jpgAutumn by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So Sasy invited me to tag along to a masquerade ball being held by The Fashion Loft. I’ve not been to a formal event in years. #platformdwelling So, there was some shopping to do. I decided it’s October, autumn, there was a high chance of many attending would go with a gothic or Halloween theme, in additional to very formal and elaborate. I’m pleased to say I calculated correctly. A few were horror/gothic, most were black or red gowns.

I went with Autumn as my theme and wanted to keep it very simple. I found this great mask first, a gacha from HEXtraordinary, and went from there for aesthetic. I knew it might be a challenge to find a good fit color wise, then I recalled the immense number of gowns from my past social life I collected long ago that hadn’t even been worn yet and with BOM now in effect I had many options. So glad Slink has come out with the Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux)! Very pleased that I can wear some fantastic system skins I have like the Isla skin by League.

I haven’t been a huge fan of mesh gowns as I don’t care for the movement waist down due to rigging, so I deep dived for some flexi. I revisited my Last Call, and Nicky Ree stash. However, nothing matched the tones of my mask I had already selected and was determined to use.

48932945847_f9f68feacb_5k.jpgAutumn Masquerade by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

A quick review of Marketplace turned up this lovely autumn gown by Caverna Obscura. It’s available in a few autumn gradients, and I went with brown in case there was someone else with the same idea, they would likely go with the “Pumpkin” option which was more vibrant. The dress did not come with any alphas, so I found an alpha from a slip dress that worked.

The mask and dress were a great match. I tinted some gold opera gloves (system layer) from Adam n Eve to match the bodice. I eschewed jewelry and went with some particle sparkles in gold and green from Cole’s Corner which are currently available at Uber. Since I haven’t actually shopped in a while for formal wear or even purposely chosen an updo for such purposes I went with a half up half down style from Kuni. It was pulling out older content and I was pleased with how well much of it held up since mesh. Looking forward to hopefully wearing some in the near future.

Hair: Kuni – Ari
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Body/Parts: Slink  – Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux)
Skin: League – Isla – Sunkiss – Natural Brunette (system)
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes
Mask: HEXtraordinary – Autumn Leaf Mask #6 [GACHA]
Gloves: Adam n Eve – Opera Gloves – Gold (tinted to match bodice) (system)
Dress: Caverna Obscura – Autumn Leaves Gown – Brown
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Glitterati – Gold & Emerald (Currently available at Uber))
Shoes: Essenz – Beverly Hills
Wood: Heart – Enchanted Autumn Path with Lanterns
Backdrop: Minimal – Kunstmuseen Autumn Leaves Corner (Currently available at Uber)
Cat: Fashionably Dead – Cat – 12 Curious [GACHA]
Bench: Apple Fall – Apple Fall Old Stained Bench
Poses: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

More Houseboats Are Coming!

47853360331_dce030a508_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

If you’ve been waiting for that dream houseboat get ready! According to Patch Linden, in less than 24 hours …40 regions of houseboats are coming! Yes, 40!

46937055495_8ae0006e43_b.jpgSecond Life Map by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The map shows the regions have been moved into place and are located to the east of the Bellisseria landed regions. As yet there appears to be no causeway and/or bridge leading to this area. So those within the boating community should be delighted. It’s only a short trip via watercraft.

47063895464_86e2ceae5f_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

There is still a considerable amount of land that is heavily landscaped with public areas for gathering. Lovely beaches, conversation areas, picnic areas, and cuddle spots are dotted all over them. So get ready, I also imagine there will be some leaving the landed Linden Homes to try for them so you might even get an opening for a parcel if you’re lucky.  F5 is your friend.  Linden Homes are available for premium residents. Check out premium membership details at Second Life.

46937073835_ddca1275d8_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

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Final Days to Submit – Official Hair Fair Flickr Contest!!!

The Official Hair Fair Flickr Contest for 2011 has begun!

Now through the end of 19th of June you can upload 8 pictures featuring hair in some way. The theme of the event is Seasons, and we hope that gives people some fun and exciting challenges. The prizes as every year are awesome, and the 3 main winners and 7 runners up will get access to Hair Fair 2011 a day early, as well as their pictures displayed at the fair. If you have any questions regarding the contest, or want to donate prizes contact Ashia Tomsen, who is the committee member looking after this event. If you would like to see some of the previous years entries here are the pools 2008 , 2009 , 2010

Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Contest Below is a list of the incredible stores who will be donating prizes for this years Hair Fair Flickr Contest, with prizes being added daily:

Action
Adorkable
[BedlaM]
^;^CaTwA^;^
Cynful
ChiChickie
DCNY
Discord Designs
Emo-tions
Enigma
Hairoin
Hopscotch
Hucci
Idiosyncrasy
Iren
Kmadd
LeLutka
L+N Signature
Magoa
Malevay Studios (Meeroos!)
Mechanized Life
Milestone Creations
MINA Hair
MOOD
Nikita Fride
Rezispa Loc
Rock Candy
Sysy’s
Tekeli-li
TenFifteen
Tutti Fruitti
Vanity hair
VR Studio
W Winx

*If you would like to donate a prize, please contact Ashia Tomsen in world via notecard stating the prize you would like to donate and your LM. You dont have to be a hair designer to donate a prize

Halloween 2010 Look of the Day

I pulled together a couple of everyday looks for Halloween. Mostly based around Eclectic Apparel ‘s Calypso dress. She did a Halloween themed set as well for some added fun. The hair is fun, and from Ploom, and quite a deal, as is the pumpkin filled with treats from Albero’s Gatcha festival going on. The Sylfie’s shoes are oldies but goodies, all prim wonders. The Idiosyncrasy skin is a Halloween deal, and was/is available for $10L, currently she has another in store with a cool zipper under the eye. Enjoy. Happy Halloween!

Halloween 2010 - Bride of Frankenstein
Halloween 2010 - Bride of Frankenstein

Hair: Ploom – Bride of Frankenstein
Skin: eStyle Exquisite – Manila X3 – tan 1
Lashes: Chaisuki – lases32 Brianna
Earrings: Glamurena – Black Pearl & Feather Earring – Envy
Necklace: Milk Motion – My Pearl & Feather Necklace Part 2
Top: Nyte’N’Day – Prost Top – White
Skirt/Dress: Eclectic Apparel – Halloween Calypso – Web
Manicure: Page 3 – Rings & Nails Attitude (Bad/Diva Option)
Shoes: Sylfie’s Prim Seduction – Requiem – White/Silver/Spider Stiletto
Poses: Olive Juice

Halloween 2010 - Crafty Witch
Halloween 2010 - Crafty Witch

Hat/Hair: Ploom – Crafty (color change hat, band, streaks)
Skin: Idiosyncrasy – Ella – Natural – Halloween DB
Makeup: PixelDolls – Eyeshadow – Firefly – Ashes
Earrings: fri.day – Loop Earring – Pumpkin
Necklace: fri.day – Loop Necklace – Pumpkin
Top: Eclectic Apparel – Halloween -Spider Bra – Eggplant
Armwarmers: Jane – Crochet Cozies – Tangerine
Skirt/Dress: Eclectic Apparel – Halloween Calypso – Pumpkin
Pumpkin: Olive Juice – Trick or Treat Pumpkin 7 (Albero Gatcha Festival Item)
Shoes: Kalnins – Yolanda
Poses: Glitterati

Call for Couture – Sneak Peek – Vanitas Vesture

 

Call for Couture - Vanitas Vesture
Call for Couture - Vanitas Vesture

 

Second Life –  Call for Couture starts October 10th!  Designers were asked to create a couture item for auction (50% of this auction final price will go to the charity), and a pret-a-porter (ready to wear) variation (not limited edition).   The designs are captivating!  The first design that caught my eye was created by SarahTheRed Aurbierre of Vanitas Vesture.  She’s a talented designer, who was also recently seen at the Wear Grey event.  Her couture item is definitely a hot ticket.  Her designs were inspired by tale of The Walrus and the Carpenter, which next to the Jabberwocky is my most favorite of Carroll’s writings.   Her couture gown is stunning!  A longer gown then her ready to wear version, its skirt is comprised of oysters.

 

Call For Couture - Vanitas Vesture
Call For Couture - Vanitas Vesture

 

The ready to wear is a knee length dress, with sexy cowl neckline, and backless.  Available in many colors, it was quite hard to choose which I wanted, and I may go back for the rest.  I loved each and every variation.  Shown here I have the Camel which I thought was amazingly chic, all in beige, that graduated to taupe at the skirt.  Featuring an oyster hat perched on my Camelia hair from Dernier Cri, accessorized with jewelry from Zaara, and this lovely skin from eStyle Exquisite, that I can’t wait to get a chance to do a skin blog post on.  My cute G Field Square-toe Shoes complete the look.

Hair: Dernier Cri – Camelia
Lashes:  Amacci – Eyelashes “Belle” – Black
Skin:  eStyle Exquisite – Paris X3 – tan 6
Necklace: Zaara – Parnini Necklace
Dress:  Vanitas Vesture – Wonderland – Epigram Dress – Camel
Manicure: Mandala – Takara Nail/Brown
Bangles: Zaara – Pallav clear bracelets
Shoes:  G Field – Square-toe Shoes – Sophie – Brown
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

 

Call For Couture - Vanitas Vesture
Call For Couture - Vanitas Vesture

 

The Classic was fun little dress for a warm autumn day.  Starting with the cowl neck in squash that graduates to beige, then to a deep crimson at the skirt.   I played around with it and mixed  the cowl neck top with an apple green high waist skirt from Ingenue shown on the right. Complete with a makeup change but also from eStyle Exquisite, Nantucket Spectators shoes from Surf Couture in a complementary Pumpkin, as is the jewelry from fri.day. I completed the look with this cute hair from Frou-Frou, a nice formal updo that includes 3 styles of hair attachments all themed for fall.  They are a shiny metallic, one created from various hair textures in a variety of shades, and natural textures forming pumpkin, acorn and leaves, in a crown.

Hair: Frou-Frou – Gigi/Brick
Crown: Frou-Frou – Gigi Fall Crown – Nature
Lashes:  Amacci – Eyelashes “Belle” – Black
Skin:  eStyle Exquisite – Paris X3 – tan 4
Earrings: fri.day – Loop Earring – Jade
Manicure: Mandala – Takara Nail/Brown
Bangle: fri.day – Loop Bangles – Pumpkin
Shoes:  Surf Couture – Nantucket Spectators – Orange
Poses: Long Awkward Pose
(Look 1-Left)
Dress:  Vanitas Vesture – Wonderland –  Epigram Dress – Classic
(Look 2-Right)
Top:  Vanitas Vesture – Wonderland –  Epigram Dress (top only) – Classic
Skirt:  Ingenue – Vintage Basics – Secretary  – Apple

Call for Couture starts October 10th, with limited edition couture outfit auctions, all benefiting The Samaritans “a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.”  CHIC Management has put it together, they are known for the Black and Blue Fair, the Summer of Love Fair, and the Platinum Hunt.   Call for Couture will run from October 10th to October 31st, with a variety of events, etc. So keep checking their blog for more info.   Teleport to Call For Couture.

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Bandana Day @ Hair Fair 2010

Bandana Day @ Hair Fair 2010
Bandana Day @ Hair Fair 2010

Arrr, tis’ Bandana Day at Hair Fair 2010.  Aye, The tradition is t’ remo’e your hair, and wear a bandana for the rest o’ the day.  These bandanas be a’ailable at the fair, with 100% o’ proceeds goin’ t’ Wigs for Kids. E’ery year residents and content creators make some o’ the most memorable designs. Aye, me parrot concurs. Many people collect these as sou’enirs. Gar. Arrr, the styles range from a traditional look t’ mighty whimsy. They all run $50 each, and be a’ailable at bandana booths on each sim.  Ahoy, check out a few o’ the styles a’ailable.

W. Winx @ Hair Fair 2010 Bandana Day
Hair Fair 2010 Bandana Day

Here be me own fine bandana, representin’ me store.  A collecter’s item it right be, and a hearty photo prop to be saved to.

Hair Fair 2010 Bandana Day
Hair Fair 2010 Bandana Day

Gar, Where can I find a bottle o’rum?

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