Spring Fashion 2012

Spring Fashion

Spring is when we store away our heavy winter clothing, abandon the dark colors, embracing color, and light. I’ve put a spring outfit together utilizing the 2012 hot color trend of tangerine, offset with another 2012 trendy color shade of blue/green that fluctuates between teal, and jade.

Spring in SL - Whimsy Winx

Today I’ve been featured as a guest blogger on Fresh Fashion on the Second Life community blog. Click here to read my post. Join myself, and my fellow guest blogger Sasy Scarborough on the Second Life community fashion forum offering advice, and sharing information. If you are new to the forum, as its part of the Second Life website, you can sign in with your Second avatar name, and password. This is a week-long event that kicked off this past Monday with a variety of guest bloggers. Come share in the fun.

Hair: LeLutka – Adele – SoySauce
Hair Base: LeLutka – SoySauce
Skin: Adam n Eve – Amaris – Natural – Greensleeves
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 13
Shirt: Artilleri – Ophelia Blouse – Coral
Skirt: Maitreya – Anais Skirt – Birds [MESH]
Ring: Zaara – Kashiti Bobble Ring
Bracelet: Zaara – Sadaf Paua – Gold
Watch: Muse – Classic Tank Watch – White/Gold
Manicure: Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
Umbrella: The Sea Hole – Heron Parasol – Dusted
Purse: Maitreya – Leather Satchel – Mint Grey [MESH]
Shoes: SLink – Astrid Boots
Pose: aDORKable
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Location: Calas Galadhon Park Sims 

Sugarsmack & Mimikri

Sugarsmack Mimikri

I love tunics, but when I saw the shades of purple on this one from Mimikri, I knew this Zaara skirt would work with it well, and decided to mod it shorter to a top.  I love that the colors from my Salience Socks & tights from Shoe Fair 2011 were perfect. This variation Maitreya did on Salience really added a fun element to already cute shoes.  I got to know Sugarsmack hair from Hair Fair 2011, and fell in love.  Shown here is Lorne, in Coco Pudding.  I love the shape of the hair, the whispy bits that move, and the lovely braid across the forehead.

Hair: Sugarsmack – Lorne – Coco Pudding
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Steel
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 13
Skin: Laqroki – Ebba – Peach (Christmas Gift 2011)
Jewelry: League – Zahavi Jewelry Set
Manicure: Mandala – Takara – Buddha Purple
Tunic: Mimikri – Felice Tunic – Drama
Skirt: Zaara – Niti Skirt – Purple
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Salience Socks & Tights Liquorice (Shoe Fair 2011)
Poses: Ploom
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Thinking of fall

Comfy Brown

To be perfectly honest, I am burnt out.  My real life is full of deadlines, activities, chores, while my second life is equally full of them.  I find myself in a zombie state at the computer unable to focus on anything that isn’t completely a waste of time.  When I walk away to take care of a non computer related real life task, I become just as unfocused, and unable to complete the task.  So I muddle through, hoping somewhere along the way I get energized, and able to get back on track.  So a quick style post, based on I know I should blog, and I was wearing it and liked it.

Hair: Clawtooth – Blown Away – Soil
Hairbase: Exile – Coffee
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Amber
Lashes: Celestial Studios – Classic 2 [No Longer Available-store closed]
Skin: Tuli – Jade – Sunkissed – 01 Bare
Jewelry: SLink – Wood and Tourqoiuse Set
Sweater: E! – Cable Knit Collar – Chocolate
Belt: LeLutka – Anna Belt – Light A
Manicure: Mandala – Nail Palette 1 Medium
Hand Bag: Tokidoki – Elephant Bag – Light
Jeans: Zaara – Classic Jeans – Coffee
Boots: Miel – Troupe Shoes (Naturals)
Poses: Ploom
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2011 – Bandana Day Mood

Hair Fair 2011 - Bandana Day

Bandana: Mood – Hair Fair 2011 Bandana (Womens)  [Available at Hair Fair 2011] *
Skin: LeLutka – Gem/Hush – Makeup6/DBrow
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Winter
Earrings: Zaara – Sarayi Wood Hoops – Silver
Bag: LeLutka – Guajira – Bag/Gray
Necklace: Zaara – Karmuka Necklace – Wood Silver
Dress: DCNY – Halter & Skirt Set – Warm Grey
Shoes: LeLutka – K.I.A – Night
Poses: Di’s Opera
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

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Hair Fair 2011 over at midnight SLT July 15th. Featuring 4 sims full of designers who each are offering 3 to 5 new hairstyles with a portion of each style going towards Wigs For Kids. Women’s, men’s, casual, formal, fantasy styles you name it. Plus many designers have included a free gift in their stores. Check out the bandana booths on each sim! Bandana’s made by hair/clothing designers, content creators, and your fellow residents! Bandanas are $50L each, and 100% benefit the charity. Bandana Day is July 15th, the last day of the fair, the day we take off our hair, wear a bandana to show our support to those effected by hair loss because of illness.  Bandana booths are located all over the fair. All bandanas are unique, one of a kind, limited edition available only while the fair is on.  Shown here are a small handful of what’s available, by a variety of stores, and residents. Stop by while you can!

Important Links:
Hair Fair Official Blog
Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Group
Wigs for Kids
Teleports to Hair Fair:
Hair Fair 1 (Independence)
Hair Fair 2 (Oceania)
Hair Fair 3 (Carnival)
Hair Fair 4 (Salt Water Taffy)

Zaara Jeans with [kik]

Zaara Jeans

Zaara just released an updated version of her classic jeans.  I love her classic jeans so this was a real treat! They include 4 styles of cuffs and not a seam to see, they wore perfectly, and were well textured. Available in eight colors. My shirt is the Gathered Frills shirt from Mon Tissu, I love the frills down the front of the shirt, and its available on all layers, with the jacket layer wearing nicely over with hem. I’ve accessorized with some favorite jewelry and shoes of mine.  My hair is currently while this blog post is current (July 15 2011) only available at Hair Fair 2011 *, from [kik] is a great messy side swept hair style.  After today it will be available at their store.

Hair: [kik] – Fine-I – Coffee  [Available at Hair Fair 2011] *
Skin: LeLutka – Gem/Hush – Makeup6/DBrow
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Winter
Earrings: Muse – Claris Black Pear Earrings in Silver
Bracelets: DeLa – Bangle – Dian a – Black
Manicure: Mandala – Takara Nail/Buddha – Silver
Shirt: Mon Tissu – Gathered Frills Blouse – Black
Jeans:Zaara – Classic Jeans – White (all styles of cuffs shown)
Shoes: LeLutka – Pow Pumps – Black
Poses: Di’s Opera
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

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Hair Fair 2011 is ongoing through July 15th. Featuring 4 sims full of designers who each are offering 3 to 5 new hairstyles with a portion of each style going towards Wigs For Kids. Women’s, men’s, casual, formal, fantasy styles you name it. Plus many designers have included a free gift in their stores. Don’t forget to check out the bandana booths on each sim! Bandana’s made by designers, content creators, and your fellow residents! Bandanas are $50L each, and 100% benefit the charity. Bandana Day is July 15th, the last day of the fair, the day we take off our hair, wear a bandana to show our support to those effected by hair loss because of illness.

Important Links:
Hair Fair Official Blog
Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Group
Wigs for Kids
Teleports to Hair Fair:
Hair Fair 1 (Independence)
Hair Fair 2 (Oceania)
Hair Fair 3 (Carnival)
Hair Fair 4 (Salt Water Taffy)

Hair Fair 2011 – Gauze

Hair Fair 2011 - Gauze

Gauze released three hair styles at Hair Fair 2011.  Holy Crayola Fatpacks! If you love, and I mean LOVE colored hair this is your store.  Her natural tones are well done, and her colors versions are bright! It was a lot of fun trying each of the colors on to see the stores range.  I went a bit tame in comparison with my color choices for this post, but you gotta take my word for it, if you ever need lemon colored hair, Gauze is IT.  I loved Hunter, a loosely pulled back style, great volume, perfect whisps.  Pike and Wisp were two spunky short hairs,. Wisp is quite tall, good natural flow to the spikes.

Hair: Gauze – Hunter, Pike, Wisp [Available at Hair Fair 2011]
Skin: Tuli Jade – Tan – 04 Torment
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Winter
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 09
Dress: Coco– Swing Dress – Art Print Red
Jewelry: Zaara – Hiral Wood Earrings
Poses: Reel Expression
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2011 is ongoing through July 15th. Featuring 4 sims full of designers who each are offering 3 to 5 new hairstyles with a portion of each style going towards Wigs For Kids. Womens, mens, casual, formal, fantasy styles you name it. Plus many designers have included a free gift in their stores. Don’t forget to check out the bandana booths on each sim! Bandana’s made by designers, content creators, and your fellow residents! Bandanas are $50L each, and 100% benefit the charity. Bandana Day is July 15th, the last day of the fair, the day we take off our hair, wear a bandana to show our support to those effected by hair loss because of illness.

Important Links:
Hair Fair Official Blog
Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Group
Wigs for Kids
Teleports to Hair Fair:
Hair Fair 1 (Independence)
Hair Fair 2 (Oceania)
Hair Fair 3 (Carnival)
Hair Fair 4 (Salt Water Taffy)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Hair Fair 2011 – Tangles

Hair Fair 2011 - Tangles

Tangles released five hair styles at Hair Fair 2011.  Each features a hair base to match.  Her textures are all hand drawn by herself, and for budding hair designers she has full perm textures available at her store.  I love the crimped effect designers have been rolling out this year, Tangles has made a fun crimped do.  Her pulled back afro tight style is great, the hair base really works well with it. Fun flexi dos, for the flexi lovers out there.

Hair: Tangles – Alice, Cora, Daria, Darling, Kara [Available at Hair Fair 2011]
Skin: Tuli Jade – Tan – 04 Torment
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Winter
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 09
Outfit: Ayla – Tygra Dress – Blue
Jewelry: ZaaraKarmuka NecklaceColored/Silver
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Hair Fair 2011 is ongoing through July 15th.  Featuring 4 sims full of designers who each are offering 3 to 5 new hairstyles with a portion of each style going towards Wigs For Kids.  Womens, mens, casual, formal, fantasy styles you name it.  Plus many designers have included a free gift in their stores.  Don’t forget to check out the bandana booths on each sim!  Bandana’s made by designers, content creators, and your fellow residents!  Bandanas are $50L each, and 100% benefit the charity. Bandana Day is July 15th, the last day of the fair, the day we take off our hair, wear a bandana to show our support to those effected by hair loss because of illness.

Important Links:
Hair Fair Official Blog
Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Group
Wigs for Kids
Teleports to Hair Fair:
—  Hair Fair 1 (Independence)
—  Hair Fair 2 (Oceania)
—  Hair Fair 3 (Carnival)
—  Hair Fair 4 (Salt Water Taffy)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Grand Opening – Happy

Today is the grand opening of Happy, a new store with a lot to offer.  Casual wear, club, bohemian, even amazing tweed pants, and cardigans.  A little something for everyone, and all executed well.  Happy’s designer is Alika Luminos, a new to me name and maybe you too, in the fashion community. Her texturing is well done, her tweeds are perfection, and the amazing detail to her patterned items is excellent. Stop by, and see for yourself,  pick up her opening gifts, and hunt items, while shopping.  Psst..the items at the front of the store, by the customer service desk are discounted for the opening.

Happy - Red - Composite

This sexy cheongsam is well textured, and I love the prim frog closures and collar.  Easily paired with pants, or leggings, or left as a dress it all works.  Also new are these sexy amazing heels Sasy gave me for my birthday…the Ariadne heels from SLink.  Thank you Sasy!  I have on new hair from Amacci, Marlene has tons of bounce, whisps, and a braided crown.

Hair: Amacci – Marlene – Brown Sugar
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Amber
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural – Like Natural
Skin: Tuli – Jade – Tan – 002 Sin
Makeup: Tuli – Jade – Tan – Red
Earrings: Mandala – Takayama Earrings – Turquoise
Dress: Happy – Sexy Cheongsam – Cherry
Bracelet: Zaara – Indra Painted Stacked Bangles – Gold
Manicure: Je Suis – Naive Nails No. 001
Shoes: Slink – Ariadne II Heels- Red
Poses: Amacci
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Happy - Teal - Composite

Another awesome find at Happy was this Groovy Ecstatic top, that can stand alone as a dress too.  Featuring soft looking prim bohemian sleeves!  Available in a number of colors, it was hard to choose, I had to fat pack it.  You should see the blue!  A recent release of hair from Maitreya with this cute color change elastic tie is perfect, as are the Ishaya velour slacks in acid from Zaara,  I paired it all with Elikatira pumps in teal, and Mood’s Fallen Tears jewelry set in gold.  A soft, casual look.
Hair: Maitreya – Lotus – Almond
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Amber
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural – Like Natural
Skin: Tuli – Jade – Tan – 06 Dazzle
Makeup: Tuli – Jade – Tan – Lilac
Jewelry: Mood – Fallen Tears – Gold
Dress/Top: Happy – Groovy Ecstatic – Teal
Pants: Zaara – Ishaya Velour Slacks – Acid
Manicure: Je Suis – Naive Nails No. 001
Shoes: Elikatira – Move Pumps – Teal
Poses: HelaMiyo
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Spring Day Out

Spring Day Full

Spring is here, and for a day out shopping with Sasy, I put together this outfit.   I love the colors in the Cypa Boots from enkythings, and found my Mood Cuff bracelet in emerald was a match!  I love this look, very dressy, yet casual without being too casual.  This cap jacket is lovely from DeLa and comes with a sleeveless option.

Hair: Elikatira – Lasting 2 – Blonde 2
Lashes: Glow Studios – Like Natural [The Dressing Room]
Eyes:  Amacci – Real Eyes – Moon
Skin: LeLutka – Gem/Hush – Makeup7/DBrows
Makeup: LeLutka – Gem Lipstick – Floss
Earrings: Mandala – Monica Earrings – Pink
Jacket: DeLa – Leta – Black
Shirt: Maitreya – Bodysuit – Green
Skirt: Zaara – Larin Skirt – Ivory
Manicure: Page 3 – Rings & Nails
Bracelet:  Mood – Sorella Cuff  *G* – Emerald
Boots: enkythings – Cypa – Black NightBlossom
Poses: Marukin
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Vanity Universe Skin Fair 2011 – Aleida (Valentina)

 

Vanity Universe Skin Fair 2011

Aleida - Valentina - Body

Aleida is a new to me skin store. Shown here in Sunkissed tone, and the makeups with no prim lashes worn, there are more makeups available then I have shown. Each skin has a hair base, and cleavage option on the actual skin, along with light and dark hairbases, and freckles on layer. If you like tan, try the sunkissed. She also has a number of darker skins, and one lighter (pale) then sunkissed. I would really love to see her expand her range from Pale to Sunkissed, I think she has the talent to be able to do it. I liked the fun makeup, and freckles on layer. Stop by and grab some demos, and don’t forget to grab her gift. ;D

Aleida - Valentina - Makeups

Spring Rain

The weather has turned to spring in my area, and I am so over hearing about snow, and winter, even though I really don’t experience any of it. Yay, life in the tropics. Eclectic recently released this cute dress for spring, I love the color variations, there are a ton. This one is my favorite, it’s called Olive.  I accessorized with wood bangles, necklace, and jewelry, to match my rattan bag, and cocoa colored shoes.  A nice neutral approach if you are not sure what to mix in.  My fun umbrellas comes in a pack of poses from Attituede.  I love how wowsa my eye make-up turns when I throw on some lashes with this particular skin.

Lingerie: Rainbow Chaser – Oriental Bikini – Olive

Hair:  Clawtooth by Clawtooth – Listen Up – Classic Brunette [Alternate Location as Main Store is closed for rebuild]
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 13
Eyes: Amacci – Real Eyes – Joy
Skin:  I ALEIDA I – Valentina SUNK (sunkissed) – Makeup 6 (No Cleav. & No HB)
Earrings: Zaara – Sarayi Wood Hoops – Silver
Necklace:  Zaara – Karmuka – Wood Silver
Dress:  E! – Romance Dress – Olive
Bracelets: TuttiFrutti – Native Bracel
Bag: Mirone – Rattan Bag – Light
Umbrella:  Attituede – Rainy Days Are Fun! – Umbrella 2 dots
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Ixkin – Cocoa
Pose: Diesel Works
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

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Vanity Universe Skin Fair begins February 20th at 3PM SLT, and runs to the March 6th, 2011. Click here to get more information on the Vanity Universe website. Your ride to the Fair is here (when it opens..be patient one more day!). The line up of stores featured are:

Vanity Universe Skin Fair 2011

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Can you hear the drums Fernando?

Fernando II

I love military gear, when I was a teen my biggest fashion score was discovering my fathers army duffel, packed with button up army shirts, and an army parka.  They in my opinion at the time, went perfectly with my collection of old flannel shirts from my grandfather, and my precious boots.  I was very pleased to see this year is packed with military looks.  I snagged this awesome Charlie Jacket in Green from LeLutka layering it over this cute tiered frock from Whippet & Buck.  The leggings from Zaara and new boots from Lassitude & Ennui screamed to be included.

Hair: LeLutka – Scarab – SoySauce
Lashes:  LeLutka – Seductress
Eyes:  Argrace – Moonlit Eyes – Regular (Honey)
Skin: LeLutka – Gem – Hush-Makeup7/Dbrow
Gloves: Royal Blue – Put Em Up Gloves – Charcoal Mesh
Jacket: LeLutka – Charlie Jacket -Green
Dress: Whippet & Buck – Haver Tiered Frock
Leggings: Zaara – Nishar Leggings – Full-High Waist – Burnt Olive
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Theda Boots – Grey
Poses: R.icielli
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

Chic Anti-Valentine

Full Chic Line Red 3x

Chic Limited is having an anti-Valentines event!  Shoppers can pick up a cute selection of items.  I’m wearing two items from the event, these cool boots from veteran shoe makers Lassitude & Ennui, and this cute dress from Line in red.  The dress features cute heart cut outs, with netting, and barely-there skirt, other details include peekabo breast exposure on the right side of the bodice with beaded pin that drapes over the area. I’m also wearing new skin from The Body Co, called Sage, shown here in T3, with this chic updo from Lamb, and colorful earrings from Zaara.

The Anti-Valentine Chic Event  runs from February 12th 2011 (3pm SLT) to February 26th 2011 (3pm SLT).  Featuring items from BOUNCE, Body Talking, Swansong, Di’s Opera, *diavolicious*, Hucci, Ladies Who Lunch, GOS, Peqe, Cheeky Pea, Lassitude & Ennui, House of Fox, Raw House, Absolution, Magoa, Lacie Cakes, Dark Mouse, dilly dolls, Somnia, DeetaleZ, { Zeery } Color Couture, Razorblade, MIAMAI, Mango, Mango! , SyS, LiNe, Long Awkward Pose, La Petite Morte, and {what next}.

Hair:  Lamb –  Soma – Milk
Lashes:  LeLutka – 2011 Lashes/Curl  [Newish]
Eyes:  Argrace – Moonlit Eyes – Regular (Honey)
Skin:  The Body Co – Sage – T3  [NEW]
Jewelry: Zaara – Sarayi hoops
Dress: Line – Nova – Red  [Anti-Valentine Chic Event]
Shoes:  Lassitude & Ennui – Blind Date – Black  [Anti-Valentine Chic Event]
Poses: Olive Juice

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:

Continue reading “Call for Couture – Sneak Peek – Vanitas Vesture”

Mina Paper Couture

Mina @ Hair Fair 2010
Mina @ Hair Fair 2010

Mina is a store that’s new to me this year, and it’s been fun to get to know them through their offerings this year.   My favorite at the fair is Stacey, which is a very relaxed updo, with attachable ponytail.  It comes with 2 variations of the updo portion, with, and without daisies.  The ponytail itself is also adorned with daisies.  Bonus it’s a charity hair, as well as the Thulani.  Thulani is a versatile unisex hair, as well as the Debbie, which is shown here in Cranberry.   Carice is a soft, mid-length hair, with a bit of a wave to it, very subtle, very nice. Hair Fair 2010 is ongoing through September 19th.  To see what stores or get slurls to it , click here.  For maps of all stores locations on each sim click here.  Check out the inworld demo group to pick up demos!  Know before you go!  This year Hair Fair charity hair styles, and bandana 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.

Paper Couture & Mina
Paper Couture & Mina

A while back someone posted a plurk highlight photos of a country wedding they had found on flickr.  We wondered over the splendid photography, and I was determined I would try to emulate some of the principles at play in them.  When I saw Paper Couture’s Crossroads dress, I was sure this was just the dress to attempt for this, partnered with this Stacey hair.  However I envisioned something a little more than what I settled for, as I really just don’t have the time to play around doing a full attempt at shadows in Kirsten.  So here it is, minus the shadows, extra props, lighting, etc, all that can happen another day.   The crossroads dress is a lovely mermaid style dress, with details over the bodice, very simple, very elegant.  It also comes with a grey shrug not shown here.  I have played it simple with the jewelry throwing on a turquoise and silver necklace from Zaara, and a pair of western boots (not viewable) from Adam n Eve, complete with Surf Couture, sheaf of wheat for my mouth.

Hair:  Mina Hair Fashion – Stacey – Dark Chocolate (With flowers) & Pony
Skin:  Chaisuki – Vienna – 08 Peach
Lashes:  Celestial Studio – Lashes – Club 3
Mouth Attachment:  Sand Shack Surf Couture – Chewing Wheat
Necklace:  Zaara – Vanisri – Wrapped Necklace – Turquoise-Silver
Bangles:  Zaara – Kaya – Turquoise Bracelet – Silver
Dress:  Paper Couture – Crossroads
Boots:   Adam n Eve – Rodeo – Brown
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

I would especially like to thank Anais Fugue for her hospitality.

Sugar Free

Sugar Free
Sugar Free

Celestial Studios is another fashion house that’s been a mainstay for sometime.  The designer is immensely talented, and kept us skinned and clothed for quite some time.  Her designs have always been casual, stylish, and hip.  Her range of pants and jeans are some of my most favorite.  She was quite clever when she made them, doing accompanying belts of various styles to wear with, on the pant, and jackets layers.  I hearted her for this, along with her amazing sculpted pant prims.  Located with the jeans, are her corduroys, and suede pants.  The textures are some of the best you are going to find inworld.  If you stop by, check out her tees, hoodies, and handbags.

Sugar Free
Sugar Free

I’m wearing many brights for late summer, this fun one shoulder halter is from Sand Shack Surf Couture, featuring bright sculpted flower adornment on the shoulder strap.  The colors are rich, and the detail has depth, and excellent textured.  There is more added color with my Zaara painted bangles and earrings, and I picked up 3 of my favorite colors in this outfit for my shoes from Kalnins.  I love being able to do this with it’s color change hud.  It was a hard choice between a cherry patent leather purse from Celestial Studios, and denim one, while I was trying to decide, Sasy told me about these cute bags at Bare Rose, and the style was exactly what I wanted. A simple belt lightens the look up in the middle, I like the casual look of this belt from EarthStones, called Leather and Laced. It’s available in some neutral tones as well, I would have loved if this came in red or blue, or was mod so I could tint. My nails and rings are a combination set from Page 3.  Ring finish and polish colors are changeable by hud, available in a pack of sizes.  My skin choice is Tuli’s Jade line, I love the eyeshadow on this one, worn with Chaisuki’s lashes.  The hair is Ploom I recently blogged them, and can’t wait to show off all my Ploom purchases!  I love this hair!  This is Kemper in Fudge, nice, full, and flexi.

Hair: Ploom – Kemper – Fudge
Skin: Tuli – Jade – tone 4/br
Lashes: Chaisuki – lashes32 brianna
Earrings: Zaara – Sarayi painted hoops- gold
Bangles: Zaara – Indra painted stacked bangles – gold
Manicure: Page 3 – Rings & Nails
Top: Sand Shack Surf Couture – Canvas Garden Top – Yellow
Belt: EarthStones – Leather & Laced Belt – Powder
Handbag: Bare Rose – Miranda – Blue
Pants: Celestial Studios – Variety
Shoes: Kalnins – Orchid
Poses: Torrid

Addicted To Base

Nyte'N'Day Essential Jeans Composite
Addicted To Base

Most days I can be found bumming around the grid in my jeans, Sasy can attest to this.  I have managed to acquire quite a collection as once I find a pair I love, I tend to go back and grab the fat pack.  I’d planned a post on my favorite jeans, and then couldn’t decide on shades, and hem styles, so I have decided time willing to split them all up into a post on each store rather then an all in one.

Nyte'N'Day Essential Jeans Set 1

I’m starting off with Nyte’N’Day’s Essential Jeans.  They  feature 2 styles of leg hems, in Cuffed and Straight, both of which are well sculpted enough that I can’t pick a favorite and just wear them according to what suits my mood and look.  They come in 6 colors Acid, Dark, Dark Blue, Dark Stone, Light, and Stone. Good detail and seams, and the shading done brilliantly. The acid wash reminds me of their Button-Fly Jeans in faded if you ever loved these, you can snag the Essential in Acid for an updated variation.

Nyte'N'Day Essential Jeans Set 2

My outfit starts with Nyte’N’Day’s Hok Shirt in Espresso, a sculpted fitted halter.  Featured in several colors, with beads at the shoulder its a sexy shirt. Mind you there is no way one could create this shirt with a glitch layer, so be prepared, wear your hottest skin, cause it’s gonna be a peep show for the public if your skin rezzes before the sculpt does!  The included glitch layer is worn low to provide extra fabric when you stretch between the halter and the base tie.  I love it, and damn straight I didn’t let a silly thing like flashing people keep me from wearing it.  I have on Tuli’s latest skin, Audrey, worn with the eyelash layer.  This is an interesting skin, definitely Tuli all around, and well done, but limiting if you are not using viewers that allow for extra layers.  SL 2.0/2.1 is the recommended viewer for this skin if you want the ability to wear the eyelash base AND the lipstick layers.  On Emerald I could manage eyelash or lips,  I love Tuli’s lips in the natural/bare and went for the lashes.  My belt is also from Nyte’N’Day it’s their latest release and comes in various neutrals shown here in dark brown.  A new release from Kalnins is on my feet! Saleina!  If you aren’t familiar with Kalnins Footwear, they specialise in sculpted shoes usually with prim feet.  One of the most simple to use shoe huds for tinting included, I swear it’s no tears!  The hud also lets you change various elements of the shoe from store selected colors to customise them for your look.  I am wearing pounds and pounds of jewels, from Zaara and Mandala, all this topped off with a new release from LeLutka, their Amanda hair! I love the messy look with hair sticks holding them together.

Items & Teleports:

Hair: LeLutka – Amanda 3 – Soy Sauce
Skin: Tuli – Audrey (tone 4/co/fr) – 06
Eyelash Base: Tuli – Audrey lashes tattoo type B
Earrings: Mandala – Takayama Earrings – Female – Turquoise
Necklace 1: Zaara – Adira Necklace – Turquoise Silver (worn on spine 2)
Necklace 2: Mandala – Takayama2 Necklace – Turquoise (worn on spine)
Manicure/Rings: Mandala – Takara Nail – Metal Silver
Bangles: Zaara – Sadaf Pauna Bangles/Bracelets – Silver
Top: Nyte’N’Day – Hok Shirt – Espresso
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Dark Brown/Silver Studs (worn on stomach 2)
Jeans: Nyte’N’Day – Essential Jeans
Shoes: Kalnins Footwear – Saleina
Poses: Persona

Lush & Structure

Amacci Hair

Amacci just released this beautiful hair base with hair knot and three styles.  I really love the form of the hair knot, specially with it little whisps coming out of the bottom.  The three hair styles are Lara, Lena, and Liana.  All lovely ponytails each sporting a different bang/fringe, that with the hair bases, really create a natural hairline.  Shown here are Lara in Brown Sugar, Lena in Henna, and Liana in Swedish Blonde.  All other hair bases, with hair knot shown in Brown Auburn, my favorite red there.

JE Republic Composite

I was in the mood for purple today and it had needed to be luscious shade, so I chose Je*Republic’s  jacket called Tartanism.  It features sculpted collar, cuffs, belt, and lower half. The plaid itself is well done, and it comes in a variety of colors, I went with Blue Violet.  I paired it with the shorts and socks from DeLa’s Mirielle outfit, which have a nice finish on the seams, giving it a nice tailored looks but easy on prims as it’s all layer.  I have these fun pumps from LeLutka, the word pump is a misnomer, as I find these are a great heel, rather than pump, with a fantastic mary jane look as well. I love the look of them with the stockings.  I am wearing a mass of jewelry from nails with rings, and earrings from Mandala, and a coordinating necklace from Zaara.  I went with Armidi’s Focsani Bag in 24k gold to pick up the gold rivets in the belt.  This skin from Chaisuki has this nice smokey eye, which I accentuated with lashes from Sky Everett Designs,  they were part of a free pack of them, that may still be out.  Together the face has this lush look about the eye, that suits the dewy tone of the skin.

JE Republic Full

Hair: Amacci – Hair Knot – Brown Auburn
Hairbase: Amacci – Brown Auburn
Skin: Chaisuki – Vienna 17 (Caramel)
Lashes: Sky Everett Designs – Eyelash w/dots
Earrings: Mandala – Monica – Purple/Gold
Necklace: Zaara– Vanisri Necklace – Amythest Gold
Jacket: Je*Republic – Tartanism – Blue Violet
Handbag: Armidi Gisaci – Focsani Bag – 24k Gold
Shorts: DeLa – Mirielle Shorts – Black
Stockings: DeLa – Mirielle Socks – Black
Shoes: LeLutka – Pow Pumps – Black
Poses: Olive Juice & MyPinkieSkull

Full of Nyte’N’Day

Nyte’N’Day‘s been a mainstay in Second Life for years.  The designer, Nyte Caligari,  has successfully won the hearts of fashion devotees, club go-ers, and everyone in between with her ability to design outfits that suit our everyday lives.  Sasy and I decided to feature an item we both agreed on from Nyte’N’Day, mixing and matching other items from them, and if we wanted a few other places.  Click here to see Sasy’s look featuring the Mete titled Ain’t No Shoe Pony, read on for mine.

Nyte'N'Day

Look One: (Right)

Hair: LeLutka – DeJa Vu – Soy Sauce
Skin: Chaisuki – Vienna – 18 – Caramel
Lipstick: Chaisuki – Vienna Lips – 07 – Caramel
Necklace: Zaara – Balini Necklace – Onyx Clear
Jacket: Nyte’N’Day – Moitie Jacket – Red
Shirt:  Nyte’N’Day – Mete Shirt – Black
Belt: Cobrahive – Big Waist Belt – Pianokeys
Manicure: Awesome Designs – Finger Nail Polish In Blood Red + White Tip
Purse:  Celestial Studios – Hobo Bag – Burgundy Suede
Shorts: Nyte’N’Day – Mete Shorts – Black
Shoes: Kalnins – Wonder
Pose: DARE

Look Two: (Left)
Hair: LeLutka – Becks – Soy Sauce
Sunglasses: Armidi Gisaci – Fi Umo Sunglasses – Dark Tortoise/Gold Lens
Skin: Chaisuki – Vienna – 18 – Caramel
Lipstick: Chaisuki – Vienna Lips – 07 – Caramel
Manicure: Awesome Designs – Finger Nail Polish In Blood Red + White Tip
Necklace: Essentia – Retro Montage – Silver
Bangle Right: YS&YS – Simoun Bangle
Bangle Left: YS&YS – Wooden Bracelet
Shirt:  Nyte’N’Day – Mete Shirt – Blue
Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Tan/Silver Studs
Skirt:  Nyte’N’Day – Denim Mini Mini Skirt – Light
Bag: LeLutka – Mitu – Tan
Shoes: Surf Couture – Nantucket Spectators – Navy
Pose: MyPinkieSkull

Blues & Greens

Blues & Greens

A mish mash of some recent releases, with some favorites thrown in.  Bodysuit by Maitreya, this color only available at The Dressing Room.  The Dressing Room for those who haven’t heard is a discount shop, featuring discounted items made by various stores.  Always worth a stop! Currently they have a Tuli skin, and this awesome body suit, other colors/tones available at those stores main.  Zaara recently had a sale, check to see if its still going, but its 50% off of selected items, so another place worth stopping.  I picked up this items here. My J’s Thigh High Boots are a favorite, when they appeared at the Shoe Fair this past year, I snagged both fatpacks for the colors alone. This low ponytail hair from Lamb is to die for, there is another variation of a low pony released at the same time, with bangs that is equally well done.  Great lashes from Chaisuki, she really has a wide variety of them, this pair I love for its cat eye variations.  Page 3 makes these great manicure and ring combos, all recolorable via hud, even the type of silver/gold on the rings.

Blue & Greens

Items, Stores, and Teleports:

Hair: Lamb – Lost – Pale [TP]
Skin:  Tuli –  Jade (tone 4/li) 04c  [TP]
Lashes:  Chaisuki – lashes32   [TP]
Earrings: Zaara – Hiral Shell Earrings – Gold [TP]
Necklace: Zaara – Swarit Necklace Paua – Gold [TP]
Bracelet: Zaara – Sadaf Paua Bangles [TP]
Manicure/Rings: Page 3 – Rings & Nails  [TP]
Suit: Maitreya – Bodysuit de la Ruche – Sea Green (This color available at The Dressing Room) [TP] [The Dressing Room TP]
Boots:  J’s – Thigh High Boots – BlueGray [TP]
Poses:  Reel Expressions [TP]

Back from Rehab

Been vacationing in Azeroth, but I am back now, and expect I’ll be blogging more.  I know you missed me, but I’m back! (I really hope everyone knows my vanity is really me just rping and laughs with me)

Kisses! XOXOX!

Fierceness from Glance!

Glance - Beyonce

I got a big surprise from Glance when I tried on their Beyonce skin, I went from soccer mom to FIERCE.  This skin is incredible.  If you are looking for a mid-range tan – to light ethnic skin, this is it!  I have walked around in this skin for 2 weeks now, not even wanting to share it with anyone in a blog post.  You simply must grab some demos and try it out for yourself!

Glance - Beyonce - Makeup Range

The makeups are all well-chosen for the skin tone.  They feature cat eyes to dramatic eye shadow to natural, all with coordinating lipsticks that really play up the skin.  This is my shape, the shape I wear for every post.  Not even custom modded to “accommodate” the natural effect the skin would need. It’s just that yummy!   When Glance does a skin, it does it in one shade…it’s a concept.  I would like to see them expand that a bit tone wise…perhaps a slightly lighter and darker for each of their skins, which prominently feature a look inspired by popular celebs du jour.  It wouldn’t work with all of them, but would with a few others…which I hope to blog soon as well.  These alone are glorious,  I can’t say enough..check out my abs, my knees, and the all over effect!  Wait till you try on the demos yourself!

Glance - Beyonce - Full Body

My favorite outfit I kept coming back to recently, was comprised of some of my favorite items in my wardrobe, and a few newly acquired items too.  I’ve got my fun bridisi slacks from Gisaci, paired with this fun zebra corset, which is a new item from Dreams.  Textures adding depth from my DeLa cropped jacket, to my bangles and nails from Mandala.  New to my inventory is this fun hair from Xplosion, and my JazzleWorks Vajazzle!  Yes, I am wearing vajazzle OVER my slacks…it’s the new black..seriously are you gonna hide all this fun away?  Phaylen tp’d me to this cute little place that had them… I snagged the heart as it was perfect for over the pant look, creating a bedazzled slacks effect.   My lingerie photos feature hair by fri.day, and lingerie by Glam Affair (formerly Beauty Avatar).

Glance - DeLa - Armidi - Mandala - Dreams - LeLutka - Xplosion

Hair: Xplosion – Kayli Normal – Cacao
Skin: Glance – Beyonce – Black
Earrings:  Zaara – Tarika Claw – Silver
Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangle – Black Fur/Leather
Vajazzle: JazzleWorks – The Heart (worn over slacks, it’s the new black)
Jacket: DeLa – Short Jacket “Bette” – Jet Black
Corset: Dreams – Animal Print Corset – Zebra
Pants: Gisaci – Brindisi – Black
Shoes: LeLutka – Saffron Pumps – Soft Silver
Poses: Olive Juice

Hair: fri.day – Melanie.2 – Cynical Black
Lashes: Chaisuki – Lashes 27
Lingerie: Glam Affair – Ramonna Azure
Poses: Olive Juice