Stylish

FunkyTown

FunkyTown

I saw these wide legged pants in a blog post the other day, and was so excited to get them that I tpd to an empty parcel. Often the mishap with blogs that only credit, is you cannot tell if something is current or coming soon, unless indicated, so realising that it was 2000+ metres in the sky, I did the GTH Firestorm trick to get up there, and make sure I had the right place. I found the event location and then realised it was not yet open, so with proper pre set up etiquette I DID NOT BUY ANYTHING!   Ashia and I just made note of it all and waited until today when it was.

One of the worst things you can do is buy something when an event is not yet open. For one thing, that shows a lot of disprespect, and you are a bit of a nutcase for camming into a location and pushing through closed doors that obviously show it is not open. There is also the risk of something not being completely set up in the vendors properly, or the pricing being incorrect, and honestly if something is wrong, how are you going to front up to the creator and explain you ignored the closed doors, or the not open yet signs, and bought something anyway? You also run a big risk of ruining things, as some events are limited items, limited numbers, exclusives or special prices, and it can put the creator in a panic if things start selling before the opening dates.

So today I went over first thing, and shopped myself silly, then went back again tonight with Ashia and she shopped herself silly too. The widelegged pants from COCO were worth the wait, as they are perfect 70’s flare inspired jeans. I teamed them up with this delightful floral cut Gizza top, also at the event. I had to adjust my breasts for it as gravity can play a huge part in fitting with some mesh. The way they were I was in fear of Justin Timberlake coming up behind me, so a little tweak and I was well prepared.

Because the top has used texture to give the floral cut out motif along the bottom, it is alpha riddled, so you will need to wear shorter hair, or you will be in danger of having the alpha cut out look. No problem though, I got this great style by Uncle Web also at Sou by Creation.jp event. It frames the face beautifully, and with the help if the new skin by The Skinnery, I was having way too much love for SOU.

I am actually wearing custom brows, but if you like a nice heavy brow this skin will please, it also has freckles or dimples, and of course a no brow option that suited me to a tee. Needing a bit of au naturale to my funky 70’s feel, I went with the stunning Maxi Gossamer pieces from this round of Uber. Everything in the set is beautiful, mixed together, or as separates, it all works. Then on top of that the wonderful Malibu shoes by Essenz. These have a great big bow type look at the top, and though hidden by the flares, still make the whole look feminine top to toes.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

CnS Poses 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka

Natsumi Skin Appliers – The Skinnery @ SOU by Creation.jp

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet, Physique Body  – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : The Skinnery

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 21 – Flair

Hair:

Lyena Hair – Uncle Web Studios @ SOU by Creation.jp

Clothes:

Give me summer – Gizza @ SOU by Creation.jp

Wide Leg Jeans – COCO @ SOU by Creation.jp

Shoes :

Malibu – Essenz

Accessories :

Savannah Heart Key Jewellery – Gossamer @ Uber


Summerset

Summerset

Summerset2

I have had a marvelous time the last few days shopping. The most fun was at Summerfest, when finding not only great items to wear, but also an incredible assortment of furniture pieces that were not gatcha items… that was just so wonderful. I love gatcha stuff, it is fun, but it has gotten very depressing that the only way to ever get a set of something you really love, is to play for it, and can cost you a fortune to only end up coming up short. Accessories, little bits and pieces here and there, no problem, but full sets of furniture and homes etc, those things that you want copiable, just do not work the same way with gatchas for me.

I love what Trompe Loeil has done in the past, lamp collections, and I would love someone to do clocks. I do not know how this happened, or when, but I have a thing for big clocks now in SL. I think I am going to blame Junk for that one, their recent clock at The Arcade is just divine. But I was lucky with that one. Anyway, rambling. The stunner of a beach hut is from Trompe Loeil at this months C88, and if you do not have it already, I urge you to go and get it now…I also urge you to run to Trompe Loeil mainstore for their SALE that ends today. You will need to have the full amount to purchase, but 50% is refunded back, make sure the SALE signs are still up though, as I am no sure what time that ends.

The hut is the perfect little size for a weekend away, just enough room for a bed, and some furniture for your clothes, and then the rest is front and back porches. I love it, and when I was in New England years ago, I saw a few such huts and fell in love with them.

I am a Pisces, and that means nautical, and fishy stuff is my bliss, it will of course depend on the quality, but Pilot has that in spades. The cut out wood panels at Summerfest had me at hello, honestly, I would build a whole house with them if I could. I loved adding them to the hut as though they were shutters, and then additional pieces by Cheeky Pea brought it all together.

The perfect location for me to slip into my new cossie by Maitreya, that fits the Lara body like a glove, but even tighter, just how you want your bathing suits to look. It comes with a hud that texture changes the lovely braiding detail for the halterneck and between the plunging neckline, all in all a sophisticated and desirable look for the poolside or beach.

Piling up my gorgeous Exile hair to get it out of the way, and it is the perfect way to spend time in the sun…how do you spend your imaginary summers – it is Winter for me, so I have to pretend :P

Collabor88

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Kiya Beach Hut Aqua – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Kiya Lounger Lemon & Aqua – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Delilah Earth Sheer Curtain, Bed, Mirror, Prints, Console, Rug – Cheeky Pea

Fish Cut Out – Pilot @Summerfest

Location –

Poses by –

CnS poses – Singles Pack

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Lara Mesh Body – Maitreya

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka 

Milla Head Appliers , Lara Body Appliers – League 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 230 – Flair

Hair:

Full of Grace – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Caia One Piece (Lara Body) – Maitreya @ Summerfest


Outdoorsy

Outdoorsy 1

Outdoorsy 2

Outdoorsy 3

HUGE announcement. CnS poses owned by Cynful, closed their mainstore, which is sad as it has been years of beautiful work. But they have added all their poses into three packages that are now on Marketplace. These packs are INSANELY priced. Now remember, even if you do not take couple shots, or group shots, these are still poses, so you can unpack the balls and use them in your posestands. For those wanting to binge, or just starting out and need some poses, grab these.

Couples Poses 200 sets

Single Poses 300 Poses

Group Poses 20 Sets

I got a beautiful surprise gift yesterday from SySy Chapman. It was a bracelet, one of those rubber ones, that they use for charity and such, very familiar to people, and definitely something that grabs attention. With it was a notecard…

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The main purpose for the character Random Encouragement is just that – to spread random encouragement. The folder you’ve been given is part of a special project that’s been on my heart and that I want to do in memory of a beautiful soul who passed away on May 21st, 2015. This is in memory of Scarlet Chandrayaan. She contributed so much beauty and sweetness to the grid, and I’d like to spread a little more in memory of her.

There are six wristbands in this folder in random colours. When worn, you can click the band to receive an encouraging message. There are multiple messages inside the band.

If you’d like to help me spread some encouragement on the grid, please keep one of the wristbands for yourself, and give away the other 5 to friends, acquaintances…anyone you know who you think could use some cheer.

I hope you find encouragement from these wristbands!

-Random

PS:

Should you wish to have more bands to give away, you can send me a notecard letting me know how many, or pick up a pack with 12 (each is a different colour in that pack) at the following LM. They are FREE for the time being.

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I included the link with the item in the credits. It was a lovely gift, and a lovely idea that Random Encouragement is doing.

I was going for an outdoorsy day today, from Mountains to the Ocean, with a little help from C88 and other great items and events. The first pictures are me at Slink West, the build is stupendous, and it is so wonderful to be able to hike in heels. These great boots are all texture change elements, with the wonderful hud that comes with. The shorts are by Tee*Fy and I was excited to see that they include Slink and Maitreya, as well as standard sizes.

The bag is the show stopper for me, it is by sYs and was at the last round of The Chapter 4, if it is still on, then go there, but if not, then run to sYs, they are divine. Equally awesome is the release by Sn@tch of the tee shirt appliers they just announced yesterday. I ran right over to get mine, and love this military look one.

Then to the beach, with the beautiful bikini by Baiastice that is also at C88. This also has fitted mesh options, the non slim version fit the Slink body perfectly as it was made on that model. I love the frills, and look forward to more items from Baiastice

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Slink West

The Deck

Poses by –

CnS Poses 

W. Winx & Flair – Wish You Were Here Pose Prop & Poses

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Milla LeLutka Appliers – League

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka

Brows –  NOT AVAILABLE

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 46 – Flair

Hair:

Outi – Tukinowaguma 

Lena – Elikatira @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Boardwalk Beach Tees (Slink Physique Appliers) – Sn@tch

Anja Shorts – Teefy @ Collabor88

Jade Bikini (Fitted Mesh) – Baiastice @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Mellie Mesh String Tied Boots – Blueberry

Esmee Sandals – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Panama Bag – sYs @ Chapter4

Random Encouragement Wrist Band – Ocean – RE


Monkey Me

Monkey Around

Some beautiful new pieces from this round of Collabor88, a little more classic than the other items in the event. I actually retook the pics, because I ran over to Modish with Justice, and picked up the new Ivone skin appliers for the Lelutka head. BLACK BROWS so happy. I had taken pics earlier with dark brown, and really felt it let down the stunning hair by Exile that is at this round of The Arcade.

The face of the skin is very glamorous…if it is going to be a skin you will want to wear for a while, make sure you demo the body appliers first. I found a few little things not lining up perfectly to my Slink body, but as I bought it for face only I can let it go, but hopefully it will be something that is fixed and updated in the future. DEMO’ing everything is always the way to go.

Collabor88

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Moon Amore: The Sacred Sabana

Location –

Poses by –

Body Language SLC

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Leda Mesh Head – LeLutka

Ivone skin Lelutka applier – Modish

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Flat Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Modish

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 46 – Flair

Lipstick Nude Appliers – Modish

Hair:

Twist – Exile @ The Arcade

Clothes:

Wrap Side Dress – Ison @ Collabor88

Zebra Stockings – Avi Candy

Shoes :

Saoirse Platforms – Random Matter @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Panarea collier Gold – LaGyo @ Collabor88


Spicey

Spicey

The theme for this months Uber is beautiful, and the creators have really stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with it. The beautiful hair, and lovely hanging swing/lounger I am using in this post are both from that event, and so many more items now filling my inventory. I went to visit the Chapter 4 the other night also, and while there I had to grab the latest The Skinnery appliers for the LeLutka heads.

I was not prepared though for how stunning it looks on the Leda head, and was really glad I was playing around with the other heads for different reasons, and threw the applier on so I would match. The skin comes with head appliers only for the LeLutka head, as well as a base skin, if you do not use a body, but seeing as you need to to wear the LeLutka heads, it is a good spare to have when depriming.

The appliers also come with brow options in all The Skinnery colours, as well as freckles. The only con for me is the hairbase, as it is hardcoded in, which it has not been in the past. The hairbase works for some hair, but not all, and it is a little too forward on the forehead for me, so I would have prefered none at all, than one I cannot move…but neither here nor there as it is still a gorgeous skin, you just have to make the decision yourself when trying the DEMO.

Months ago now, we went to an event that had this stunning showgirl set by Mon Cheri. I tried the demo, saw my bottom had ruffles on it and that was the end of that BUY! It is a stunner, and I do hope that Mon Cheri considers creating the panties set with no pearls and such and just a regular panties WITH RUFFLES look, because if they do, I will swan around SL like that all the time. The pearls made it perfect to wear the Mandala set I have on, with the stunning beading and incredible detailing. It is a necklace and earrings set, which is just lovely.

The Chapter 4

Uber

Equipment Used:VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots VR Foundry Maistore (adult) VR Foundry @ The Deck (general) VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build – gila hanging lounger – Junk @ Uber

Ankle Lock Hud – aLu @ Flair 

Eyes: Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn: London LeLutka Appliers – The Skinnery @ Chapter 4

Leda Mesh Head – LeLutka @ Undivided

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands &  High Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : The Skinnery

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 237 – Flair

Hair: Shaaswat – Little Bones @ Uber

Clothes: Showgirl Set (Slink fit) – Mon Cheri

Accessories : Legacy Jewelry set – Kilimanjaro – Mandala

Lorraine

Lorraine

My Attic closes tonight at Midnight SLT, so do not miss out, the dress and hair I am wearing in this post are both My Attic items, and they are gorgeous. The dress is by Nyu and has such a wonderful vintage feel to it, perfect for the theme, spanning the 50’s 80’s and +15’s and beyond. The hair is also spot on, named after one of the main characters in the film Lorraine.

One of the funniest scenes in the first movie ‘Back to the Future’ was set in the bedroom, so it seemed fitting to do so for my last post on the event. The house is the beautiful build by Barnesworth that is at this round of C88, all but one item are all in this round, so you have a week left to get your hands on them. I had to resize the sweets tray by Vagabond, because it was very large for the sidetable, and a little out of my hand size too…but that is the great thing about modify perms, you can do such things with ease.

The chair by Trompe Loiel has a great selection of textures to choose from, you will find it fits your decor as a statement chair very easily. The bed is a beautiful iron piece, and the detailing on the bed head and foot, is lovely…I really admire the intricate work that mesh designers are able to do now, as well as shadow maps and those abilities that just add a touch of nuance to a piece.

Yesterday I featued the Sora skin with the LeLutka head, which is a new option for Sora. Today I am wearing it with my Slink Visage Head instead, and I like how it has such charm on both. The hair, the dress the skin, kind of makes me feel like a young Elizabeth Taylor.

My Attic @ The Deck

Collabor88

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

hamptons cottage – Barnsworth Anubis @ Collabor88

Garden Bard Chair – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Quilted Mannequin – Trompe Loeil

Julies Bed, Sweet Tray – Vagabond @ Collabor88

The Loft- m.fox (LP) – Bedside Table (NOT AVAILABLE)

Location –

Poses by –

EverGlow 

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Sora “Special Edition” Skin Appliers Slink Visage Head – Pink Fuel 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, High Feet, Visage Head & Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Lorraine – Emo-tions @ My Attic

Clothes:

High Collar Dress – Nyu @ My Attic

Shoes :

Malibu Shoes – High Feet – Essenz


Sora

Sora

Kali Bushu

Fell in love with the shoes and the bodysuit on sight at this round of My Attic. Only a day and a half left to get all the goodies for only 95L each and then they go to full price.

The shoes are the divine work of Bushu, and they are must have shoes for serious. They are a highly fashionably uptake on the Gladiator style, ready for clubbing in the vivid colours or very high end witht he others, perfect, for many looks. The bodysuit was a perfect look for the ‘Back to the Future’ theme of the event, it is so amazing the detailing and the strength of the overall look. I was actually wearing it non stop the first few days, then I had to put some clothes on lol.

One of the many many things that are so great about mesh bodies, is that with the correct layers on, clothing layers in this instance, is that the layer is stretched across the breasts, not dipped inbetween like SL default layers. So you actually have fabric ‘worn’ as it would be in RL, and it makes for fantastic shadows and effects.

EDIT: It was brought to my attention in a comment below that the Sora skin is not NEW. I did not say the skin was new, but that the appliers were, and that it made people squeel, I should have said Re-Released, and I apologise if it has caused confusion to anyone…Mochi did redo the skin in many ways for the release, and has made mention that anyone with older versions needs to delete them, and use the current (NEW) what was also new, were the white eyebrows options, which I used for that reason. Here is the info from her Update notes.

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Update 29th MAY 2015
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* New Updated Body Shading that changes neck seam joint from head to upper body and adds dimples of venus/back dimples. Required that all appliers to be remade. Please delete all version of previous Sora INCLUDING APPLIERS. Please use the new ones found in the “[PF] <Alabaster> – Sora – Appliers/BodyTattoo HUD (wear)”

*Added “Light” and “White” eyebrow options

*Added MAITREYA LARA Mesh Body Appliers
*SLINK PHYSIQUE: Added freckle and cleavage options
*TheMeshProject: Added mesh head and body installer.
*Added LELUTKA Mesh Head Applier.
*Added PXL SweetLips Support for Lips 01 and 02
*Added Loud Mouth Support
*Added Soul Kissers Support
*Added Nyam Nyam Support

*All Appliers and Body Tattoos have been moved to a single HUD labeled: [PF] <Alabaster> – Sora – Appliers/BodyTattoo HUD (wear)

 

I am wearing the amazing new skin appliers by Pink Fuel. Mochi re-released Sora the other day to excited squeels of delight. You get everythng in the package, it is amazing, because if you have different bodies, feet, hands, heads and so on, you are completely covered, and the make up options are wonderful. I did however go with the white brows as soon as I saw that option I was excited to wear them, with my ability to make my lashes white, my hairbase and hair white, it was all on. Giving the picture a great futuristic quality was fun with the help of one of William Weavers builds, very primmy this one is, but it is a great thing to have.

 My Attic @ The Deck

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

 PoSEsion Poses

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Sora Skin Appliers – Pink Fuel

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka @ Undivided

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet, Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 87 – Flair

Hair:

Cassie LONG hair attachment w/ shaved base (LeLutka Head Appliers ONLY) – LeLutka @ Undivided

Clothes:

Gigawatt BodySuit – Luxuria @ My Attic

Shoes :

Kali (high feet) – Bushu @ My Attic