Valentine Shop & Hop OOTD + Podcast

Sasy and I recently went to the Valentine’s Shop & Hop event, and did a podcast about it. Click here to hear it on my blog, or the original post on Sasy’s blog.

49558124188_dea6d3ec7e_k.jpgValentine Shop & Hop OOTD by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

OOTD Credits:

Hair: Exile -Lily

Eyes: Euphoric – Kelly Eyes

Head: LeLutka – Chloe

Body: Slink – Hourglass Redux

Skin: YS&YS – Tone 03 BOM

Makeup: YS&YS Angela T03 – Blush & Lips 01 Red & Make-Up 03 Smoky BOM

Makeup: AlaskaMetro – Winter Beauty Book – Eyeshadow 7 BOM

Earrings: Yummy – Pearl Earrings (from Jennifer Pearl Set)

Necklace: Kunglers – Lola Necklace

Dress: Spectacled Chic – Thoria Dress

Shoes: Ingenue – Moira Heels – Red

Pose: Winx & Flair

Posestand: VR Foundry

Event: Valentine’s Shop & Hop

We usually hang out and just chat everything. We thought we would start podcasting some of our conversations as a way to engage and reflect our thoughts on various topics related to Second Life from a particular event we shopped to more expanded relevant topics.

49047295656_ee3584a786_k.jpgHanging out + Sasy Vlog by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

La Retenue

22769880470_8991aa962e_z.jpgLa Retenue by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

I spend a nice week of mornings watching Maylee Oh make the Annabelle Dress and Leonie Cardigan. When she started it, she had her drawn inspiration photo which I was just in love with. Specially the tight color she chose for it. It just set it off nicely. I decided when it was ready, I as well was going to wear it with tights. I’m wearing the Sprinkles print for the dress, in the Slink size, with the coral cardigan. This outfit is available at Collabor88. My tights are Izzie’s Sheer Tights (Slink Applier) in grey to pick up the grey sprinkles.  I went with Ingenue’s Le Papillon heels in rouge for a bit of whimsy. Funny enough, Wasabi Pills made a hair for Hairology called Coral, and I love how cute it is, specially with the dress. I’m also wearing the Ekberg Leather Tote from Murray in silver, and an older gacha favorite marketing bag from Lark.

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Coral {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Hairology)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: League – Luna [APPLIER] NEW!
Skin Appliers: League – Sunkiss [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink
– Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual/Bag {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 6 [Applier] {MESH}
Shopping: Lark – Market Bag – Oranges {MESH} [GACHA]
Tote: Murray – Ekberg Leather Tote – Silver {MESH}
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer Tights – Grey [Slink Applier]
Sweater: The Secret Store – Leonie Cardigan – Coral – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Dress: The Secret Store – Annabelle Dress – Sprinkles – Slink  Wasabi Pills (Currently available at Collabor88)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – Mid {MESH}
Shoes: Ingenue – Le Papillon Heels – Rouge – Slink  {MESH} 
Poses: Marukin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location:  Le Quartier Francais

♪   Pain-Noir – La Retenue   ♪

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.

List of participants:

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Cocktail Hour

Miel @ Hair Fair 2010
Miel @ Hair Fair 2010

It’s cocktail hour for Miel at Hair Fair 2010, with their line up of Cosmo, Martini, and their charity donation hair Mojito.    Cosmo and Martini are classics, and softly styled,  suitable for a variety of looks.   The showstopper is Mojito an amazing prim curly do thats chic, and could still easily be worn on child avatars ala Shirley Temple -ish.    Miel has gone from fashion to including hair at their store this year.  It’s always worth a look when they do a release to see what they have come up with, anything from their recent release of cowboy boots, to sculpted tops.  I am over the moon about some of the curly hairs at the fair this year, and this one of them. Miel’s hairs are available in 5 shades of each color group, Brown, Black, Blonde, Red.  I am wearing the 1 in each shade (cept Black).

Miel @ Hair Fair 2010
Miel @ Hair Fair 2010

I wanted to show of this hair and went for a slim pencil skirt from Ingenue.  Many people disregard systems skirts as relics in sl, I have to tell you thats simply not true.  Pencil skirts in general show off your rear in general, that’s the gimmick, while creating a slim look.  A system skirt will put some junk in your trunk due to the fact it can’t hug your butt cheeks, point blank.  The trick is left to designers at creation to keep the highlighting of the skirt to a minimum.  There should only be enough shading to make some natural wrinkles in the fabric and nothing more, specially near the rear or thighs. With the lower back half of the skirt becoming darker under the buttocks if any shading at all.  Ingenue, a vintage fashion house in Second Life knows the trick and has these lovely Secretary pencil skirts.  They come in a number of muted tones, with jacket layer upper high waist, and a prim option of peplum skirt toppers. I fell in love with them, and bought them all.  I topped off the skirt with this Bourgewhat? top from Veschi, it’s two toned, similarly hued to my skirt, and has prim collar and cuffs that just don’t stop.  I threw on my dream.booties from fri.day in Red, with my Ahi jewelry set from Miel.  I love the makeup on my Bruna skins from Glance, this one is Colour, and I find it really suits this style.

Hair Fair 2010 is ongoing through September 19th.  To see what stores or get slurls to it , click here.   This year Hair Fair charity hair styles, and bandanas donations go to help pay for custom-made Wigs for Kids.  To get some tips on managing your settings for attendance at Second Life events like Hair Fair click here.

Hair: Miel – Mojito – Red 1
Skin:  Glance – Bruna – Colour
Lashes: Celestial Studios – Lashes – Classic 8
Jewelry Set:  Miel – Ahi Set
Shirt: Veschi – Bourgewhat? 2-tones Blue/brown
Manicure: Mandala – Takara Nail/Brown
Skirt:  Ingenue – Vintage Basics – Secretary – Chocolate
Shoes:fri.day – Dream.Booties – Red
Poses: [doll.]