Libella Swing

24730390432_b7c437945a_b.jpgLibella Swing by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Mackenzie {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at FaMESHed)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka
– Simone {MESH} NEW!
Makeup Appliers: DeeTaleZ –  Ana-Lucia FR – MixedType [APPLIER] NEW!  (Currently available at Uber)
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 3 [APPLIER]
Freckles Appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Physique Applier Body Freckles – Sunkissed [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 144  [Applier]
Jewelry: Minimal – Galaxy Necklace Black – Rare {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Sneak Peek! Coming soon to The Fantasy Gacha)
Romper: Apple May Designs – Jodi – Jumper – Slink Hourglass – Black {MESH} NEW!
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz– Maine {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at The Gacha Garden)
Puppy: Jian – Posh Pup – Sandy {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at The Gacha Garden)
Poses: Sari-Sari
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

♪  Parov Stelar – Libella Swing   ♪

Who Spiked The Eggnog?

23890799035_66269058e6_z.jpgWho Spiked The Eggnog? by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Vanity Hair – All About It {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Hairology)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Simone {MESH} NEW! (coming soon – December 22nd)
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Teresa [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 3 [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant 1 {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 6  [Applier] {MESH}
Watch: ANE – 602 Classic Watch – Gold {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Tote: David Heather – Frang Purse – Black {MESH}
Coffee: Flite – Kickstart Coffee – Plain #18 {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at The Arcade)
Coat: Sayo x Indented – Valencia Wrap Coat – Navy {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Skirt: Slink – Leather MiniSkirt – Black [Slink Physique Fit] {MESH} NEW!
Tights: Izzie’s – Chevron Tights [Slink Applier] NEW! (Currently available at TLC/The Liaison Collaborative)
Boots: Baiastice – Raka Boots – Suede – Black [Slink Fit] {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Poses: Ma Vie – White Xmas  NEW! (Currently available at TLC/The Liaison Collaborative)
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location:  Le Quartier Francais

♪  Straight No Chaser – Who Spiked The Eggnog?    ♪

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   ♪

The Keepers

22530204419_8ea26f3d63_z.jpgThe Keepers by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hairology has opened, it’s a new monthly event exclusively for hair! It will run every month from the 10th, to the 30th. Designers will feature at least 1 exclusive new hair. This isn’t a discounted event, just a fantastic new way to shop new releases for hair! Currently this event has 35 hair stores participating! I’m wearing Mithral Apothecary’s Arrowroot hair from Hairology, a lovely long hair style with a bit of wave. You can read more about the event on the Hairology blog, and check out the Hairology Flickr Group.

I’m wearing Ison’s Wool Side Cut Sweater, and Leather Knee boots, which are currently at Collabor88. I’m wearing the Slink version for my body, with Baiastice’s Linn High Waist Shorts in Tweed in FitMesh, with Izzie’s Cozy Tights Slink applier underneath. My jewelry is from Maxi Gossamer the Sante Fe necklace. I’m surrounding by a number of new items Sasy and I have picked up recently. Junk’s Uber releases, some apple macaron’s from Poche which were at The Season’s Story. Also some gacha’s from Soy, Toiz, Zerkalo, and YS&YS. The YS&YS set is at The Gacha Garden, and my favorite’s from the collection are these hanging plants.

Hair: Mithral Apothecary – Arrowroot {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}
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Santa Fe {MESH}
Tights: Izzie’s – Cozy Tights – Navy [Slink Applier]
Sweater: Ison – Wool Side Cut Sweater – Plum – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Shorts: Baiastice – Linn HW Shorts – Tweed – FitMesh {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Shoes: Ison – Leather Knee Boots – Dark Brown – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Poses: [Adorkable]
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

Homewares:
Junk– High Back Bench, Hallway Table, Menu Board, Vintage Scales & Pumpkin, Church Attendance Board, Church Lantern, Log Bucket, Wood Crate, Rustic Chandelier {MESH} NEW!
Poche – Apple Macaron {MESH} NEW!
Soy – Grayish day Wooden frame table, Grayish day Green glass bottles {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Structure: Scarlet Creative – Moon Rise Cottage {MESH}
Zerkalo – Beginning of the Day – Magazines {MESH} [GACHA]
Toiz – 4. small Branch (white), 2. vintage curtain {MESH} [GACHA]
Oberon’s Trick – [tmok] Watering Can GY {MESH}
Meva – Wall Planks {MESH}
YS&YS– Riciclo Set Live, Riciclo Set Chair Cloth Brown, Riciclo Set Laugh, Riciclo Set Wall Lamp SOI, Riciclo Set Hanging Plant {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] (Currently available at Gacha Garden)
The Loft – Hallow Headboard Cherry {MESH} (Group Gift)
Apt B – Rustic Now – Stacked Pillows {MESH}
W. WinxFlair – Rug Set – Mayan {MESH}

Santigold – The Keepers

Prelude & some WP/Flickr tips

22729428251_62d75404c7_z.jpgPrelude by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So, I put together this outfit with some new and old clothes I have. It’s for a chilly, but not too chilly fall day. I’m really into layered textures (fabric – not photo) and this makes the cut for me. I’ve titled my post as I usually do after a song title, it’s an instrumental by a band called Bag Raiders, I recently found. It was kinda odd to change my blog title after the fact, to include “some WP/Flickr tips”, which might have left people saying “whut?” to the Prelude.

When typing up this post, I noticed Flickr has recently changed, providing only the BBCode, instead of BBCode and HTML. This was irksome, and I am not happy, but whatever. Flickr has really gone downhill since Yahoo purchased it, and the new changes have not been user friendly. I don’t think they really grasp how people use Flickr.  So, faced with new change, I found a code converter.  BBCode to HTML will let you do exactly what the title says. Just grab your BBCode, and paste it into the box, check mark any settings you want and convert! Voila! Copy and paste your HTML into the Text Tab, and go back to the visual tab and hello!  This does leave the name and account holder info underneath your photo. It could easily be removed if you are more HTML savvy than I, but, after consideration I think I like it. It easily, and quickly cites the photo reference. Many times friends and I will blog each others photos when we do posts together and this makes sure everything will get properly cited. If your citation appears as close as mine by the photo, at the end of my GIF you see I put my cursor in front of the title of my photo, what isn’t shown is I hit enter so it would appear below my photo.

You can still select the HTML in the Embed Tab on Flickr, however it has a string of HTML that looks a mess on blogs that you have to use. Just don’t select any of the options like banner, header, etc. Select your size and copy paste. Or just you the BBCode – HTML.

See my animated gifs below for a reference as to how it works. The website also shows simple HTML codes that you may find useful to know for a fast edit.

While I’m at it…I know some people haven’t really used HTML within Flickr before, and they’ve also made it hard to find this information when it used to be right there under the description box under your photo. But I was slick enough to save the link to the Flickr: Allowed HTML page for future reference. Should this link ever become disabled, refer to the below screen shot. (I’m an old dog who doesn’t like new tricks – sometimes) At least this will be handy until we get used to BBCodes. This HTML is for use on Flickr for formatting your descriptions on your Flickr photos.  I’m also including two samples of how you might find this useful. It’s nice and tidy.

Hair: Murray – Giorgia {MESH NEW!
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Stella {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Noemi [APPLIER] NEW!
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 03 [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual/Flat {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 57 [Applier] {MESH}
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – I Love you Heart {MESH}
Cellphone: Muschi – MyPhone {MESH}
Handbag: Murray – Ekberg Leather Tote {MESH}
Top: Murray – Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater – Nude {MESH}
Skirt: Maitreya – Mesh Mini Skirt – Herringbone – Tan {MESH}
Leggings:  Izzie’s – Cozy Tights [Applier]
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Bratislava {MESH} NEW!(Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Pose: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location: Crestwick Island

♪  Bag Raiders – Prelude  ♪

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Hair:  Mina – Laila  {Mesh} New! (A Mix event item available 50% off at Mina main store – October)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Noemi  [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently at Shiny Shabby)
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 03  [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 57 [Applier] {MESH}
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Jewelry – Fay Malla Wooden Necklace {MESH}
Bracelet: Izzie’s – Pride Bracelet {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at the GEN-neutral event)
Hat: What Next – Amberley Straw Hat Decor {MESH} (Yes, it’s home decor I wore as an accessory!)
Bag: Zenith – Rattan Basket Bag With Flowers {Mesh}
Dress: The Annex – Beth Dress – Brown Floral {MESH} NEW! (Currently at Shiny Shabby)
Stockings: Luxuria – Town and Country Thigh High Socks {MESH} NEW!
Shoes: The Secret Store – Flamel Boots – Chocolate {MESH} NEW!
Poses: Sari-Sari
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location: Pandora’s Box of Dreams

♪  Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan   ♪

Every Time

Every Time

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Reese {Mesh} New! (Currently at Uber)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Noemi  [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently at Shiny Shabby)
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 03  [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 57 [Applier] {MESH}
Jewelry: Cae – Equestrian Set {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – September 2015)
Bracelet: Izzie’s – Pride Bracelet {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at the GEN-neutral event)
Top: Maitreya – Lisbon Top – Hot Pink {MESH}
Horts: Mimikri – Gitana – India  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – September 2015)
Shoes: Baiastice – Kent Boots – Suede Tangerine {MESH} NEW!
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Home & Garden:
Cheeky Pea – Autumn Step Frame All {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at My Attic – September 2015)
Cheeky Pea – Poetry Autumn Bench MiniSet {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Kustom9)
Cheeky Pea – Autumn Shaded Garden Snug {MESH} NEW! (Currently at Shiny Shabby)
Botanical – Boxwood Hedge {MESH}
Structure: Scarlet Creative – Moon Rise Cottage {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)

♪  The Radio Dept. – Every Time