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

New Release @ W. Winx & Flair for My Attic

In time for your autumn festivities! W. Winx in collaboration with Sasy Scarborough of Flair, have created three unique items for the October 2012 session of My Attic! My Attic is an event that starts on the 21st of October and ends on the 31st of October. All items will be 95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards.

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All items are a collaboration effort with Sasy Scarborough of Flair.  This item will be at an introductory price of only 95L each, until the end of the My Attic event. You will find displays set up at the back of My Attic veranda area.

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

Teleport: My Attic
My Attic Flickr Group

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

New Releases @ W. Winx

I have been remiss in posting my new releases at W. Winx. Enjoy. Hope you are enjoying your autumn!

Your W. Winx-Pumpkin Patch is a fun place to hang out this fall. Abundant with a wide variety of pumpkins, this is a great place to throw some more poses, perhaps a picnic table or blanket, hang out with friends, take photos. Celebrate the season with a trip to the pumpkin patch! Gather your friends around your, for a fun autumn event.
Available in 3 different sizes for your parcel. Available at W. Winx


W. Winx-Pumpkin Patches

On display at W. Winx @ The Deck.

W. Winx-Reap The Wild Wind
W. Winx-Reap The Wild Wind

Reap The Wild Wind, is a scene for your garden, home, store, or special place, that incorporates the images of a day stuck in bed. With the imagination running wild, it turns into a fantasy land of adventure. Featuring 18 animations, 19 if you count the spyglass. An afternoon treat tray that gives hot cocoa, oatmeal cookies, newspaper hat, wooden sword, spyglass, and fishing pole when touched to help wile away the hours in bed. Perfect for a fun place to hang out with your friends, delight your guests, or tuck away into a place where only you can play.

W. Winx-Reap The Wild Wind
W. Winx-Reap The Wild Wind

Reap The Wild Wind’s dimensions are 12 meters by 8 meters, and the whole design is copy, and modifiable. Check it out on display at W. Winx. Click the demo sign at the store, bring some friends to try out all the fun. Available for gifting at display, and on Xstreet. W. Winx Main Store.

W. Winx - Reap The Wild Wind
W. Winx – Reap The Wild Wind

Paper Moon

Bright and early this morning, about my second sip of my first cup of coffee, I came across Paper Moon on the Whats New feed.   I had to have it, so badly that I logged on straight away and went off to find it.  But just like in SL it helps to rez before walking in RL, so it took me some time to work out that there wasn’t at a store named Paper Moon, it was at BareRose–Bonus!    BareRose is a favorite with everyone, featuring a wide variety of items, suiting a wide audience fashion wise, and all at deal of the century prices, while retaining quality even though they release at incredible speed.

BareRose – Paper Moon

Paper Moon is a well thought out dress, with sculpted skirt draped this way and that, feature beautiful lilies.  Featuring matching accessories that suit it perfectly, its a dream to wear.  June Dion even included a lovely framed photo for your home, and says the entire outfit was inspired by Nat King Cole‘s version of It’s Only a Paper Moon.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Persephone – T3 – Make up Creme; Hair: Maitreya – Yasmin – Beach Blond

Click here for teleports: Adam n Eve BareRose Maitreya


Said it is only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me.

Say it is only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree,
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me…

At last…Fall…lol..almost

Labor Day for Americans is when we typically start our autumn season,  even though its not officially fall for another few weeks, we are already mentally there.  I have been ready since last fall for this fall.   Autumn is a fun season fashion wise, out come layers, rich tones, and amazing textures.  Knits, Leather, Suedes are all suited to the tones we look for in fall despite whatever fashion maven or guru declares is the in color for fall.  One look I love for autumn are boots, or well heeled shoes, paired with jeans, and something to wrap up in either a sweater, a sweater coat, or favorite jacket.   I went rummaging around in my closet, and across the grid to pull together the following outfits.

Fall Outfit 001

All inspired by some of my favs and some new items.  Maitreya‘s Jade with its woolen cap a new release available currently at Hair Fair 2008, while I’m not a hat person, and never purchased any hat with hair before-this one sold me.   It’s so soft, and I love the color changeable option I get with it.  I wish a few more colors were there, but its a nice spectrum on its own, and I am happy it doesn’t rely on the same tinting method other items use, as unless my atmospheric shaders are on I can’t see tints.  (don’t ask I think I voted on a jira)  The Gypsy Coat is by Truth, and will probably be discontinued soon.  He’s having a huge sale, so go grab some hair which some styles will be also discontinued, and this coat, which is shown here in Cherry and is available in four colors.  It’s main jacket component is on the jacket layer, with a prim skirt, and prim belt, hood, and cuffs.  Thanks to layering options from Last Call (no longer in business), I was able to wear one of my favorite shirts from Veronica on the shirt layer, with lower half on the underwear layer.   Worn with Celestial Studios Cords in Tan, tight fit, with skinny prim legs, they went perfect with my Maitreya Bloom Boots in Brown, without the calf prims.  A finishing touch to this fall outfit is ETD’s Everyday Tote in Brown, worn on the shoulder.  I love this tote as much as Celestial Studios Hobo bags.  Whats awesome about both is the anims that come with them, and in particular ETD’s is a torrid ao, so you can even turn off your ao and just use the bags…no more whacking people upside the head…or yourself for that matter.

Skin/Hair/Lashes

Adam n Eve‘s Skin – Persephone t3 – Make up Creme gives a nice dewy look, I wore MMSkins– Thora Lashes, but modded to allow for the SL’s glitch with transparencies, to work with the hair.  A nice trick is to make a copy of your lashes,  then move the lash set that overlaps your hair IF the style doesn’t show any lash, into your skull completely hiding it, then rename the lash at the end with Modded-Left Side Only or Modded – Right Side Only.  You can do this will all your mod lashes and store copies of them in the folders with the hair you own that drape across eyes, its a nice trick to know.

Fall Outfit 002

Again here you can see I have a sweater, jean outfit going.  I am wearing Phaylen Fairchild’s (Diva Designs) Aurelia Gray Sweater from last fall’s Sweater Collection with sculpted collar, prim cuffs, and you have to scream with glee that it is still available.  Its a short shirt layer sweater, so I wore it with Leagues Wide belt – lower to prevent any skin from showing.   Celestial Studio‘s Jeans again in the tight fit, with skinny leg prims, and Maitreya’s Bloom boots in Purple, no calf prims, yes that’s ETD’s Everyday Tote again,  sorry but I am obsessing here indulge me.  ;P

Teleports:

Adam n Eve
Aden
Celestial Studio
ETD
Maitreya
MMSkin
Phaylen Fairchild (Diva Designs)
Truth

Hair Fair 2008

Coat Mixup

Coat Truth When I rezzed this past January, I was dying for a coat. The only one I could find with my limited newbie skills was Casa del Shai‘s Ruby Shearling Coat. Fortunately, it got me through last winter, and I am so pleased to see the flood of coats out there in SL now. There are amazing coats out there this season, Designs by Cleopatra‘s Revolution Coat, artilleri‘s kats meow coats, and the Gypsy Coat from Truth which opens in front, making it a nice year round cozy jacket. Coats have been blogged about all fall, and it’s nice to see the variety now. But as great as that is, I have obsessively taken to a couple of coats, and worried whether or not it was a good investment wardrobe-wise or just following the latest fad. I think I am lucky in my choices, and my closet is full of many different coats for the many occasions one comes across in our virtual lives.

at left: Hair: TRUTH-Gypsy [Carrot]; Skin: Celestial Studios-Vogue-Cashmere-Smoky Pack-Muted Eyes (Jade-Smoky) Freckled; Coat: TRUTH=-Gypsy Coat [Coal]; Shirt: PixelDolls-Wraith Top-Ocean Jade; Pants: Last Call-Mischa-Mischa Distressed Jeans; Boots-PixelDolls-(LunaViola) Scrolls Boot-HUD Colorable (18 colors)–Photo best viewed inworld through the web tab in my profile.

What is even better then a plethora of coats, are the multi uses made out of them. The Champs Elysees Coat from Oxymore is a nice one as it comes with two lengths of coat skirts, and long pants, with a cuff option. Paired with other items you can really get a lot of wear and slightly different looks with it. CoatsHair:CAKE-Europa-Copper; Skin: Celestial Studios-Vogue-Cashmere-Smoky Pack-Muted Eyes (Brown-Smoky) Freckled; Coat: Oxymore-Champs Elysees Coat; Pant 1: Oxymore-Champs Elysees Long Pants; Pant 2: Celestial Studios-Khaki Cords; Boots-PixelDolls-(LunaViola) Scrolls Boot-HUD Colorable (18 colors)

But why should a coat remain a coat when it’s great as a long sleeve shirt, take away the other elements and the base can stand on it’s own as a valuable part of your wardrobe.

Coat Mix Hair: CAKE-Europa-Copper; Skin: Celestial Studios-Vogue-Cashmere-Smoky Pack-Muted Eyes (Brown-Smoky) Freckled
Picture 1-Accessory: Last Call-Nastassja-Feather Boa; Coat: artilleri-kats meow “leo”; Skirt: Paper Couture-Leather and Wool Skirt

Picture 2-Jewelry: Glitter Girls-Onyx Double Strand Set; Accessory: Indyra Originals-Armada Cuffs; Coat: artilleri- kats coat yellow; Skirt: Casa del Shai-The Novelle Librarian-Leatherbound Skirt Ore

Picture 3: Accessory: artilleri kat’s coat black fur collar and cuffs; Coat: Oxymore-Champs Elysees Coat; Pant: Vitamin Ci-Liz Cocoa Pants

I can, with the right skirt, do a lot with a standard coat jacket. Keep in mind the best skirt to use is a system skirt layer. Prims skirts and glitch pants won’t work as the non prim base is on the jacket layer, unless you happen to find a prim skirt from the same designer in the same shade. I love my coats and hope to get a lot of use from them, I don’t even own a RL coat, as I RL live in the tropics, so I can get my coat fetish in SL.

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