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

Hair Fair 2017 – Exile

Hair Fair 2017 - Exile

Exile released 5 hairstyles at Hair Fair 2017Just For One Night is a page-boy. It seems more page-boy then an angled bob, with blunt cut bangs/fringe at eyebrow level. What I think is particularly amazing about this hairstyle, is the angle up towards the back that shows off the tendrils which makes this a really fantastic style.  Initially I thought it might be my hair base, but then I realized, that was part of the style which a in hindsight made me want to re-shoot my photo from behind for it as well. Bad At Love is a long hairstyle, pulled over the right shoulder, with volume. A bento version features slight movement as expected of a thicker hair. Lovefool features long wavy pigtails, with long side bangs/fringe.  It also comes with a bento version for movement. Broadcast the Boom is a long hair, parted on the side, and a windswept look. It includes a bento version which enhances this with movement. All My Best Lies is a long hair, with volume.  A portion goes down the back, and two sections pulled forward, there is a slight wave to it. A bento version included gives your waves a nice realistic wave of their own. Exile is here on the Noirette sim.

Hair Fair 2017 - Exile - Lovefool, Just For One Night, Bad At Love, Broadcast The Boom, All My Best

Hair Fair 2017 runs through July 16th. Featuring hair creators of Second Life, each hair sold donates a percentage to Wigs For Kids. Each sim also contains Bandana Booths featuring bandanas made by residents of Second Life. Bandana’s are limited edition, $50L each, with 100% of price going to Wigs for Kids. Also available this year are Hare’s made by Anya Ohmai, wearables featuring a bandana.

For more details about Hair Fair 2017  visit the blog.  Also check out the Flickr groups – Hair Fair 2017 Official Flickr Group, and Vendor Images.  Wigs for Kids, is a non-profit charity that provides a complete hair system for children suffering from hair loss due to illness, or injury.  For more information visit Wigs for Kids.

Hair: Exile  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Hair Fair 2017)
Hairbase Appliers:  LeLutka [APPLIER]
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral– Quickleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Cate Bento {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Lara Hurley – Slink Physique appliers – Fae, Scarlett, Heidi, Elea [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: Lara Hurley – Rie Pale *LeLutka Bento Applier*  [APPLIER]
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual & Elegant 1 {MESH}
Nails: Empire – Almond Nails – Medium {MESH}
Nail Polish – FlairNail Appliers (Slink/Omega) – Set 2  [APPLIER]
Bracelet: Izzie’s – Metal Cuffs {MESH}
Bracelet: Izzie’s – Initial Bracelet {MESH} [GACHA]
Swimsuit: The Secret StoreClara Fitted Romper – Sunshine  – Slink Physique {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Cell Phone: Muschi MyPhone {MESH}
Poses: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry


25027816219_c7689a0de0_k.jpgBambous by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Simone {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Apricot [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Head Appliers: Pink Fuel – Vera  – LeLutka [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Makeup Appliers: Pink Fuel –  Matte Lipstick – LeLutka [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)
Lashes: LeLutka – Kornelia Lashes {MESH}
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink– Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 144  [Applier]
Bodysuit: Tee*fy – Zoey Bodysuit – Peach – Slink Physique {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at N21)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Congo {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Shiny Shabby)
Poses: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

♪  Caravan Palace – Bambous  ♪

Wide World


Wide World by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr


Wide World by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Check out what Sasy wore at her blog: SasyPants.

Hair: Iconic – Vanessa {MESH} NEW! SNEAK PEEK! (Coming soon to Hairology – November 10th)
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 {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure Applier: Flair – Set 6 [Applier] {MESH}
Tote: Rowne – Vittoria Leather Tote – Grey {MESH}
Turtleneck: Sweet Tea Couture – Turtleneck Basics [Applier & Mesh Collar] {MESH} NEW!
Sweater: Emery – Madeon Checked Jacket Berry – Small {MESH} (Currently available at Collabor88)
Jeans: Addams – Lixie Ripped Super Skinny Jean – Slink {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Baltimore {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] Currently available at Gacha Garden)
Puppy: Jian – Puff Pups – Bundled Black Sable Puff {MESH} NEW! [GACHA] Currently available at Gacha Garden)
Pose: Kirin & Oracul Static Poses
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Plants/Trees: Hearts Garden Centre – Garden Decor, Silver Birch; Botanical – Boxwood, Skye Studio – Enchanted Woods {MESH}
Leaves: Skye Studio – Blowing Leaves, Cheeky Pea – Martha Wheelbarrow Set {Mesh}
Structure: Barnesworth Anubis – Classic Brownstone {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Collabor88)

♪   Blessed Feathers – Wide World  ♪


Hoppípolla by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

So Sasy and I went out shopping prefabs, and hunted down a particular one at Redgrave Homes. We hadn’t seen any of the Redgrave prefabs before, and were quite impressed. It wasn’t just the quality, and attention to detail, but the roominess. They are fantastic, you have to check them out. I found them perfect for singles, and couples providing many rooms for various purposes, and perfect for families. What was also interesting, was they are decorated for display with furniture from their own furniture store, as well as many furniture stores from around the grid. It really helped seeing exactly what it could look like on your own plot, and how livable it was. Fantastic concept. I’ve taken my photo outside one of my favorites the Luton Manor.

My outfit is from LaVian & Co. It’s a hot dress, with separate shrug included to be worn over as an option. With purchase is a hud for an amazing range of 36 colors for each! I love the hands in pocket look, just take off your hands, use your alpha, and voila. I’ve styled this dress with Minimal’s Belosa necklace I picked up at last month’s Season Story. I grabbed the fatpack, cause who can pick just one color! I also am wearing CandyDoll’s Emillya boots currently at Uber.  I saw these boots, and knew instantly I needed THIS print. But, the style is so nice the fatpack is worth it! Can’t wait to wear some of the other amazing patterns, and solids it comes in. My hair is new, Chanel, from Wasabi Pills, and available at Uber as well.

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Chanel {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Eyes: Ikon – Spectral – Silverleaf {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Aria {MESH}
Makeup Appliers: YS&YS – Malika [APPLIER] NEW! (Currently available at Shiny Shabby )
Skin Appliers: YS&YS – Tone 03 [APPLIER]
Lashes: LeLutka
– Kornelia Lashes {MESH} NEW!
Body: Slink
– Physique {MESH}
Necklace: Minimal – Belosa {MESH} NEW!
Shrug: LaVian & Co – Hold Me {MESH}
Dress: LaVian & Co – Hold Me {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: CandyDoll – Emillya {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Pose: Kirin
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry
Location: Redgrave Homes

♪   Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla  ♪

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  ♪

Always a Relief

Always a Relief

Hair: Exile – Young and Beautiful  {MESH}
Eyes: LeLutka – Ellis – Cloud
Lashes: Mon Cheri – “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper {MESH}
Skin: Adam n Eve – Charli – Tone C Appliers NEW! (Available at My Slink Obsession – NOV/2014)
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure –  Flair – Set 97
Necklace: Mandala – Kyara – Desert {MESH}
Tote: Milk Motion – Faux Fur/Leather Tote Bag – Beige Teddy {MESH}
Jacket:  COCO Designs – Cropped Biker Jacket – Beige  {MESH} (worn with tee)
Pants: Ison – Side Lace Pants – Brown {MESH} NEW! (Available at  Collabor88 – NOV/2014)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – High {MESH}
Shoes: CandyDoll – Gossa – Champage {MESH}
Poses: Kirin
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

  The Radio Dept. – Always a Relief