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

40779447573_226655b1fa_k.jpgMoving Day by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

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.

Committed To The Cause

30545271131_8813b5ce7e_k.jpgCommitted To The Cause by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Jane {MESH} (Currently available at Uber)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Lua Eyes – GreyTones – Grey {MESH} [GACHA] (Currently available at Epiphany)
Head: LeLutka – Simone {MESH}
Skin Appliers: League  – Sunkiss [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: League – Luna – Set 2 [APPLIER]
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands  {MESH}
Manicure Appliers: Flair – Set 171 [APPLIER]
Earrings: Minimal – Ragna Earrings – Gold  {MESH} [GACHA] (Currently available at Epiphany)
Dress: Tres Blah – Lulu Dress – Red – Slink Physique {MESH} (Currently available at N21)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe  {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Hamburg {MESH} (Currently available at The Seasons Story)
Poses: Torrid [No Longer Available]
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

♪  The Radio Dept. – Committed To The Cause   ♪

 

When I Grow Up

29997979151_0c737418af_c.jpgWhen I Grow Up by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Check out Sasy’s post here!  Sasy recently talked about Cross Over blogging.  Basically bloggers link their post’s photo on Flickr in the comments of the vendor ad containing an item they blogged.  For those browsing on Flickr, it gives a quick at a glance view of a variety of styles of the item as bloggers featured them. You can read more about it on her post – linked above.

Before Flickr revamped their website, they had a page of html code for handy reference. Since the change, it’s no longer easily accessible, but I’ve got a link!  Bonus, it’s set up for copy paste and you just fill in!  Check it out here: Flickr: Allowed HTML

Hair: SintikliaKing Kylie {MESH}
Eyes: Ikon – Triumph – Quicksilver {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Simone {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Jamaica [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: Glam Affair – Ever skin Applier 03 [APPLIER]
Makeup Appliers: Glam Affair – Sugar Lips Applier 08
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual & Elegant 1 {MESH}
Manicure Appliers: Flair – Set 171 [APPLIER]
Jewelry: Minimal – X Bracelet – Black {MESH}
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer JewelryBangle – Ramona 77 – Spikes
Top: Blueberry  – Mina – Tube Tops – Slink {MESH}
Skirts:  Fishy Strawberry – Dismay Princess Tutu – Slink Physique  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Paramaribo – Slink {MESH}
Poses: Belle Epoque
Location: Crestwick Island
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

♪  The Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up  ♪

 

Save

Mother

28270168783_125b18d61c_c.jpgMother by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Xenia {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at The Crossroads)
Eyes: Ikon – Triumph – Quicksilver {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Simone {MESH}
Skin Appliers: The Skinnery – Honey [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: The Skinnery – London – Honey [APPLIER]
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual & Elegant 1 {MESH}
Manicure Appliers: Flair – Set 118 [APPLIER]
Jewelry: Minimal – Strike Necklace – Gold  {MESH}
Purse: Mutresse – Muci Clutch {MESH}
Top: NYU – Side-Laced Top – Slink Physique   {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at FaMESHed)
Skirt: NYU – Denim Vent Skirt – Slink Physique  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at FaMESHed)
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Barranquilla – Slink {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at The Crossroads)
Poses: Le Poppycock
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

♪  Jerry Williams – Mother  ♪

Hair Fair 2016 – Amacci

28598475936_d9305cdfc4_c.jpgHair Fair 2016 – Amacci by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Amacci released 3 hairstyles at Hair Fair 2016. Nora is a smexy, shag style featuring a nice amount of volume. Malva is a fantastic updo, and comes with 2 bang options, and a no bang option.  The same for Galia, a variety of bang options, and no bangs. Amacci is located here on the Backlot West sim.

Hair Fair 2016 runs July 16th through 31st. Featuring 80+ 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.

For more details about Hair Fair 2016  visit the blog.  Also check out the Flickr groups – Hair Fair 2016 Bloggers & Hair Lovers, and Vendor ImagesWigs 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 Fair Teleports:
Backlot North
Backlot West
Backlot Central
Backlot East
Cam shopping sims: Backlot This Side, & Backlot That Side

28346740370_223ae09690_c.jpgHair Fair 2016 – LOTD by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: Amacci – Nora, Malva, Galia {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Hair Fair 2016)
Eyes: Ikon – Triumph – Quicksilver {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Simone {MESH}
Skin Appliers: League – Sunkiss [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: League – Milla -Sunkiss -Set 1 [APPLIER]
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual & Elegant 1 {MESH}
Manicure Appliers: Flair – Set 141 [APPLIER]
Watch/Bangle: Minimal – Aurka Bracelet – Gold {MESH}
Earrings: Minimal – Perseo Earrings – Gold {MESH}
Top: Miss Chelsea – Liza Top – Leopard – Slink Physique {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber – July/Aug 2016)
Skirt: Slink – Leather Miniskirt – Black {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Rosario – Slink {MESH}
Poses: Le Poppycock
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2016 – LeLutka

27980045814_dca1eb33f7_c.jpgHair Fair 2016 – LeLutka by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

LeLutka released 5 hairstyles at Hair Fair 2016. HF01 is the smexy with volume at the crown. If you loved Rykiel you’ll love HF03 – just more fantastic and with bangs! HF04 is a lovely pulled back style featuring whispy tendrils to the front and a fish net snood with pearls and flowers.  HF05 is fantastic, it includes a base and a pony tail. It feature a soft braid running around the head. HF06 is full of smexy waves, with a side part. Be sure to pick up their color “demo”, it’s a free hairstyle called Nova. It’s a long wavy hairstyle you’ll love! LeLutka is located here on the Backlot East sim.

Hair Fair 2016 runs July 16th through 31st. Featuring 80+ 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.

For more details about Hair Fair 2016  visit the blog.  Also check out the Flickr groups – Hair Fair 2016 Bloggers & Hair Lovers, and Vendor ImagesWigs 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 Fair Teleports:
Backlot North
Backlot West
Backlot Central
Backlot East
Cam shopping sims: Backlot This Side, & Backlot That Side

28518691471_329fbd005f_c.jpgHair Fair 2016 – LOTD by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hair: LeLutka – HF01, HF03, HF04, HF05, HF06 {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Hair Fair 2016)
Eyes: Ikon – Triumph – Quicksilver {MESH}
Head: LeLutka – Simone {MESH}
Skin Appliers: Glam Affair – Jamaica [APPLIER]
Head Appliers: Glam Affair – Simone Applier [APPLIER]
Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual & Elegant 1 {MESH}
Manicure Appliers: Flair – Set 141 [APPLIER]
Watch/Bangle: Minimal – Aurka Bracelet – Black {MESH}
Top: Kitja – Naomi Top – Slink Physique {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Uber – July/Aug 2016)
Skirt: League – Raida Pencil Skirt – Medium {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet – High {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Corsica – Slink {MESH}
Poses: Adorkable
Studio/Posestand: VR Foundry