OOTD + Podcast – Daily/Popup Sales Events

Sasy and I recently did a podcast on Daily/Popup Sales events.  Event creators, designers, and shoppers all are part of the cycle of shopping, and it’s in everyone’s best interest that a certain flow is maintained. I think we touched on a few areas where there is a lot to reflect upon.

Click here to listen to the podcast: Podcast – Daily/Popup Sales Events discussion

Also available on YouTube:

49571010427_250ca158e1_3k.jpgPodcast – Daily/Popup Sales Events by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Love – Miles
Eyes: Euphoric – Kelly Eyes
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Body: Slink – Hourglass Redux
Skin: YS&YS – Angela T03 (currently available at Valentine’s Shop & Hop)
Makeup: AlaskaMetro – Winter Beauty Book – Eyeshadow 7 BOM
Nails: Slink – Dynamic – Addon Nails XXXL Ballerina
Manicure: Flair – Nail Appliers Slink – Set 7
Headset: Sole -SA – Headset PH1
Necklace: Mai Bilavio – Initial Pendant W
Top: Pseudo – Chania Top Olive
Shorts: Fashionably Dead – May Forever Shorts (currently available at C88)
Shoes: Equal – Joy Sandals
Pose: Foxcity (modified with Animare)
Posestand: VR Foundry

Dust Bunny – Pink Medinilla Plant, Pilea Peper Plant
Fancy Decor – File Cabinet (white)
Le Mont – Broadcast Mic on Arm V2
Second Spaces – Makeup Junkie – Eyes, Foundation, Palettes; Beauty Vlogger – Camera W/Tripod; Cluttered House – Unopened Mail

The Secret Store – Planner

Tarte x Elm – Isabelle Home Office Collection  (currently available at C88)
Tres Blah– Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag Rare; Salad Days – Record Player (Blush), Geometric Board
Vespertine – Exotic Plants / Button Fern

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

Linden Living: Moving In

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Hi everyone. So my mailbox is fixed, and I’ve got a proper Linden Home again. Now, comes the fun part, deciding which home style I like, and getting my furniture in.  This has been pretty difficult. I’m leaning very heavily on the Winchester, and currently moving into that one for now.

The biggest issue I see is how to divvy up enough LI for the space so I can have a bit of everything I think I need. I’m very sure I want a kitchen, living room, dining, and outdoor recreation. It’s the upstairs bedroom that is conflicting me, I would like a bedroom as well as a work room which I can use it for both.

46956662414_afa8a83b8a_k.jpgWindow Treatment by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Initially I decided since I had 5 areas to decorate I would evenly assign LI to each space with a starting point of about 70 LI per space. Seemed simple enough, if I was happy with an area that was still under 70 LI I could reassign additional LI elsewhere or keep as I might want to spawn cars as needed.

This is actually quite a challenge for me considering I’ve lived with nearly whole sims to rez out as much as I please for 10 years. I’ve already started installing a kitchen, and plan on working it out from there.

46956663844_5936e0bd46_b.jpgCoffee Break by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The Lindens keep teasing us with news that more homes are coming soon. I’ve been watching the map and they certainly are making progress. They’ve also updated to include security orbs, as when they went live the ban lines were ugly and as you can imagine, that just ruined the esthetics here quick. So the solution was to feature security orbs, and there are quite a few rules for them as we don’t want to suddenly find ourselves returned home from the street on a bike ride, or sent home when flying over (personal aircraft are quite popular here). So that should help at least keep my hot tub clean. For more information about the security orbs check the forum announcement from Patch Linden here.

40779445473_7e3e9a75fd_k.jpgYou kids get off my lawn by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Also, shout out to my fellow neighbors on Bellisseria – keep it weird. The random t-rex, the police chases, broken down buses..ya’ll make my day. But stay out of my hot tub.

Worn in all:
Body: Slink – Hourglass
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Skin: DeeTaleZ – Mina – MixedType
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes – Ice
Nails: Empire – Almond Nails – Short

Curtains:
Hair: DP YumYum – Hair Fair (Gift 2016)
Top: The Secret Store – Hazel Tank Top – Mint Leaf
Bottom: The Secret Store – Cora Belted Shorts – Mint Leaf
Items: Soy, Minimal, Dust Bunny, Malone, Fashionably Dead, Second Spaces, YS*YS, Jian, RC Cluster, Cheeky Pea

Kitchen:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78AHF – Brown
Necklace: Mai Bilavio – Initial Pendant W
Top: RKKN – Tay’s Sweater
Bottom: Coco Designs – Ripped Crop Jeans – Blue
Pose: FoxCity – Taxi
Items: Schultz Bros, MadPea, Second Spaces, Floorplan

HotTub:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78BHF – Brown
Top: Tee*fy – Ashley Top – i<3
Bottom: Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts
Shoes: Tetra – Air Sneakers – White
Pose: Hopscotch (modified)
Items: Roost, Omg it’s.., Studio Skye, Botanical, Half-Deer, Heart Garden Center, Tres Blah.

Moving:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78BHF – Brown
Top: Tee*fy  – Ashley Top – i<3
Bottom: Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts
Shoes: Tetra – Air Sneakers – White
Pose: Everglow (modified/no longer available)
Items: Fancy Decor, Hive, RC Cluster, Studio Skye, What Next, Heart Garden Center

Ya know, you’re probably thinking right now, why is does that place have a slurl and not this place? Look, do you see all those stores? I didn’t plan on having to slurl all of them. I certainly didn’t think that out well when thinking ooh I can have an outfit change and take another photo. I haven’t blogged in like 6 months so I’m rusty and over ambitious. But I assure you, all of the above stores can be found in search or marketplace, and if not there they’re closed. I might feel guilty and come back and populate them more but search is right there.

Carousel

26078228620_37480387d0_k.jpgCarousel 1 by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

25748330793_78205fa147_k.jpgCarousel 2 by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

26258692962_1b6b818b28_k.jpgCarousel 3 by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Amacci – Sibohan {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Denim {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Izzie’s – Sunkissed [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: Izzie’s
– Sophee – Sunkissed [APPLIER]
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Necklace: Minimal – Levi Necklace – RoseGold {MESH} NEW!
Guitar: Hanaya – Acoustic Guitar
Top: Reverie – Florence Shirt – Magenta {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Pants: Kitja – Lexi Jeans – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Manila – Slink {MESH} NEW!
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Cheeky Pea – Boho Glamping Set {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Cheeky Pea – East Side Record Player {MESH}
Soy – Grayish Day – Bird of Paradise {MESH} [GACHA]
Soy – Grayish Day – Wooden frame table {MESH} [GACHA]
Soy – Superlong Potted Cactus {MESH}
Ariskea – [March] Bushy Plant  {MESH} [GROUP GIFT]
The Loft – Beige Floral Rug {MESH}
Boom –  Super Magical Portable Internet Machine (wander/wonder) {MESH} [GACHA]
Fashionably Dead – Cat – 01 Standing {MESH} [GACHA]
Fashionably Dead – Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled {MESH} [GACHA]
Tres Blah – Hodgepodge – Agenda RARE {MESH} [GACHA]
Tres Blah – Salad Days – Record Storage (Mint) {MESH} [GACHA]
Tres Blah – Jolie – Train Case {MESH} [GACHA]
Dust Bunny – Flip Flops {MESH} [GACHA]
Dust Bunny – Beach Bag – Cream {MESH} [GACHA]
Dust Bunny – Summer Picnic – Ukulele Classic {MESH} [GACHA]
What Next – My Camera  {MESH}
♪  Painted Palms – Carousel  ♪

Day at the farmers market

Day at the farmers marketI just picked up the London skin from The Skinnery at The Chapter Four event.  It’s comes with a skin, and LeLutka mesh head appliers. I love all the cute freckles.I’m wearing it on LeLutka’s Leda head. I’ve been so busy with real life, that all my goodies from May are like brand new discoveries in my inventory. I picked up this cute shirt from E-Clipse that I’ve been wanting to wear. It was at Shiny Shabby last month. I’ve styled it with Blueberry’s Tila skirt.  I have gotten to wear my jewelry also picked up in a gacha from last month’s Shiny Shabby event by Nomad & Coquette, and they’ve been my favorite pieces recently. I also blogged more of the set here.

Day at the farmers marketI’ve styled this outfit with Bushu’s Kali heels. They were released at My Attic, last month.I like how well they go with my Chicago Tote I picked up at ANE.  It has these cute headphones attached that come in a variety of prints, and you get ALL the prints when you buy a bag color. I love that! I picked up most of the items you see at gacha’s.  I’m at my little bit of Tuscany from 8f8’s
Primavera in Toscana Set from a previous round of the Arcade.  I’ve added in 8f8’s current Arcade gachas from the Green Grocer’s set, which includes the truck you see here. It’s one of the rares, and features a number of single and couples poses in it, and the engine starts! It’s really cute!

Hair: Doe – Foxy {MESH} NEW!
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf
Head: LeLutka – Leda {MESH}
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin/Makeup: The Skinnery – London  [Applier] NEW! (Currently available at The Chapter Four)
Hands: Slink– Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers: The Skinnery – Honey [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 52 [Applier]
Earrings: Nomad & Coquette – Mineral Earrings {MESH} NEW! [GACHA]
Necklace: Nomad & Coquette – Mineral Necklace {MESH} NEW! [GACHA]
Bracelet: Nomad & Coquette – Mineral Bracelet {MESH} NEW! [GACHA]
Tote: ANE – Chicago Bag – Brown/With Feathers {MESH}
Top: E-Clipse – Dorothy shirt – White {MESH} NEW!
Skirt: Blueberry – Tila Skirt {MESH} NEW!
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Bushu – Kali – Saddle {MESH} NEW!
Poses: Le Poppycock & pose included with 8f8  – Green Grocers – Delivery Truck RARE  [GACHA {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at the Arcade – June 2015)
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Items:
8f8  – Green Grocers Set [GACHA] {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at the Arcade – June 2015)
8f8  – Primavera in Toscana Set [GACHA] {MESH}
Fashionably Dead – Cats [GACHA] {MESH}
Lark – Farmers Market – Asiago Cheese, Sunflowers [GACHA] {MESH}
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – unopened mail [GACHA] {MESH}
Special Moments – Red Wine Tray v2 {MESH}
Boom – Super Magical Portable Internet Machine Wander/Wonder {MESH}
Grass: Studio Skye {MESH}
Plants/Trees: Botanical {MESH}, Hearts Garden Center {MESH}

Happiness

Happiness

LeLutka is releasing another trio of mesh heads – Stella, Lotte, and Karin.  I’m wearing Lotte with Izzie’s Sophee skin and makeup appliers for them.  My favorite tone at Izzie’s is sunkissed, and I’m wearing the freckles option on my Maitreya Lara Body.  I’ve tried on all three heads, and each I like, and have no preferences yet for them. I am partial to Lotte so far.  As with many mesh heads you will need to adjust your shape’s eyes.  So make a copy of your shape, with the adjustments for your head folder.  I find that different heads require different measurements sometimes.  With Lotte you will need to adjust more so.  My eye spacing is 48, I could have gone about 46-48 on the sliders, and my eye opening is 30.  The mesh heads are also affected by changes on the head length and stretch sliders in Edit > Shape.  So play around with it while you demo.  Skin and makeup designers have been releasing LeLutka mesh head appliers with skin/makeup, or makeup options.  If you’re a makeup creator, you can find a developers kit free, on the table in the mesh heads section of LeLutka to get started creating makeup appliers for them.  Stella, Lotte, and Karin will be released on April 30th, 2015 at 9AM SLT time (that’s SECOND LIFE TIME aka USA PACIFIC TIME so GMT-7/8 depending.).  I’ve demo’d all of them and I have to say they’re really beautiful. They have a more youthful feel to them then the earlier trio, and easily transition from uber glam to soft dreamy looks.

Happiness

I’ve spent the past week out and about going to lots of events like Shiny Shabby, and doing the TAG! Gacha.  Lot’s of fun new things out! I’ve set up an outdoor camp with many of my newest things, like Ison’s Travelling Star set, and a few things from various gachas like 8f8, and Zerkalo. Of course I have a bevy of Fashionably Dead Cats running amuck through it.  My trees and grass are from Studio Skye, they have been my first stop lately for all manner of nature, and my horizon is a (sim) edge landscape from Landscapes Unlimited that’s a favorite of mine at the moment – the Rolling Hills. I’ve got the Gold version which lets me choose terrain, trees, etc, and its the edge version so it runs along the side of a sim. I don’t have mine off sim like many use them for, but within the sim so I can add more trees etc to the hills and I also like to reduce the height of trees I add to exaggerate the suggestion of distance. I could link them and make them all off sim, but I change them out so much I don’t bother. I love these horse props and poses I picked up at Focus Poses. With each set of poses you get a horse, with menu driven poses, and texture change mesh horse! I found the horse was a tad low poly for my photos so I heavily edited it. Sari-Sari’s Apples pose set worked great, and it comes with mesh apples as well.

Worn/Body Related:
Hair: Eaters Coma – Hair 41 {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Denim
Head:  LeLutka   –  Lotte  {MESH} NEW!
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin: Izzie’s – Sunkissed – Freckles NEW! [Applier]
MakeupIzzie’s – Sophee – Sunkissed NEW! [Applier]
HandsSlink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin AppliersIzzie’s – Sunkissed [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 57 [Applier]
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – The Moon And Stars For You {MESH}
Rings: Izzie’s – Midi Rings – Silver {MESH}
Dress:  Zenith – Thoracotomy – Sky {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – Flat {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Trinidad {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon to Tres Chic – May 2015)
Poses: Sari-Sari – Apples, Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Items:
Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2  {MESH}
Focus Poses – Country Girl with Horse {MESH}
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Apple Basket [GACHA] {MESH}
8f8 – Primavera in Toscana – Laundry Rack [GACHA] {MESH}
Ison – Travelling Star Set – [GACHA] {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at TAG! Gacha –  Gachatopia)
Fashionably Dead – Cats [GACHA] {MESH}
Glam Affair Home – Lemons [GACHA] {MESH}
Zerkalo – Moscow Nights [GACHA] {MESH} (Currently available at Shiny Shabby)
Studio Skye – Wild Grass {MESH}
Studio Skye – Silver Birch {MESH}
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 {MESH}
Landscapes Unlimited – ROLLING HILLS GOLD Edge Environment 5.2 {MESH}

♪  Goldfrapp – Happiness   ♪

Catgroove

CatgrooveToday I’m wearing the Leda mesh head from Lelutka. I’m using the Glam Affair India skin tone (3rd from right on head and Maitreya body hud), with Slink hand and feet appliers. It’s a full face, with pretty lips, and I love how my impressions on this head change as I demo with a variety of hairstyles etc. I’ve turned up the shimmer a bit on the eyeshadow, this is option 3 on the eyeshadow hud, I love the shine on it! I’ve also turned up the gloss on the lips, which gives it a nice effect.

Catgroove
I’m wearing the Marlene blouse from Tee*fy with my Rock-A-Bye Baby skirt from Girl Thursday. The skirt is available at My Attic for the limited time price of $95L. After March 31st, it will be available at the full price at the main store. The skirt is great, you pick your color, and your purchase includes skirts with an anchor, swallows, stars, and a plain version. It’s rigged mesh, but worked great with my both my Maitreya Lara, and Slink Physique bodies.  I’ve styled with it my Has Been Sandy heels, also from My Attic, with polka dots. The shoes have a hud so you can select your base color/print, and bow color from a selected range.  Has Been also made the Atomic Bar Set, it includes the bar, and barstools. I love it, its available in this wood tone, with counter/barstool seats coordinating in Black, Aqua, Chartreuse, Pink, Red, and Teal.

Hair:  Spellbound – Sunday {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Denim
Head:  Lelutka – Leda {MESH} NEW! (Coming soon! Available April 1st, 2015)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Maitreya/Glam Affair – India
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Hand/Feet Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – India [Applier]
Manicure/Pedicure:  Flair – Set 1 [Applier]
Top: Tee*fy– Marlene Blouse – Scarlet {MESH}
Skirt: Girl Thursday – Rock-A-Bye Baby Skirt – Black w/anchor {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: Has Been – Sandy Heels – Classic {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Cat: Fashionably Dead – Cat {MESH} [GACHA]
Bar Set: Has Been – Atomic Bar Set – Black {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – MAR/2015)
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

♪  Parov Stelar – Catgroove  ♪