Folksy

Folksy

I did some of that changing things for my own liking stuff again, this time with the floor. Not that I did not like the blue tiling that is included in this outdoor setting by Cheeky Pea, but I decided to tone it down with white tiles I had in my inventory. I even did the grouting, and all without even breaking a nail. Wood and plaster and candle wax oh my. It is a lovely gazebo ruins style build, and small enough to not be overwhelmed with needs to fill it with decor, I like little pieces like that.

Fill it I did though, with some great pieces from both Cheeky Pea and Plaaka. Giving back some of the blue, and mixing in some more natural wood finish, it made for a really comforting location to settle in for the day. Another edit I did was with my hair by Wasabi Pills, I did a tutorial for this a while back, when wearing a hairbase and some hair with alpha, you can end up with some alpha glitching, and this hair was too perfect to pass up. I love the combed back style of it, as it leaves everything bare to adorn and embellish, a great style for creators to really see their items, especially those that deal in jewellery.

Speaking of jewellery how insanely gorgeous are these earrings by Kunglers, had them in my inventory from a shopping spree in the past, and just love the oversized hoops with these amazing bits of manipulated metal, so beautiful and yet easy to wear casually or dressy. I am all about the segways today…dressy > dress and this one is adorable. It is not the first time I have chosen the very folksy look of this style print on a dress or top, and this dress by Tee*fy has a wonderful assortment, I did almost stop in my tracks at the Hawaiian print version, but I just love this look.

The blue and red worked in so well with my decor and my ability to texture change my shoes to match, Breathe gives such lovely options in that way, and I love the strapping ties on these ballet flats, and them being able to be a different colour just makes them more inviting.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Iota Outdoor Room – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Natalie Patio Chair – Cheeky Pe

Oulu Paint Chair, Outdoor Mat, Log Pot, Lodge Stool, Hibachi Plant Pot   – PLAAKA

Privet Ball Hedge – Apple Fall 

Location –

Poses by –

TorridWear (no longer available)

Y’s A&P

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Agnes Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 244 –Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Dahlia – Wasabi Pills @ Uber

Clothes:

Lindsey Dress – Tee*fy @ Uber

Shoes :

Sasha Flats – Breathe

Accessories :

Empire Nails – Coffin Long – Slink Dynamic fit – Empire 

Precious Nails & Rings (nails turned off) – Slink Dynamic fit – Real Evil Industries

Pink Poppy

Pink Poppy

Many moons ago I used to talk about ‘Bloggers Fate’ pretty much pertaining to the fact that whenever I was on a posestand (VR Studio Pose-stand to be specific) putting a look together, a dropdown or IM would occur from a Designer, and the item they were sending me, was usually spot on in keeping with the look, and brought it home.

One of the main culprits in these item bombs was Roslin Petion, she always knew when to jump into my space and say ‘Have I got exciting things for you’ or something to that effect, and she was always correct. Today such an IM occurred, this time with the news that her newer brand Poppy has added Slink Hourglass sizes to their rotation, and I was very excited to hear that. This romper by Poppy is just perfection in not only fit, but in its feminine adorableness. It is a release at the Kawaii Project, and as rompers go this tight in all the right places, with those adorable frill wings at the shoulders, just delights.

Even more exciting is that the pink option, which there is also a floral version of, is the right colour to go with these sexy heels by Mutresse. The colour options are never ending as with all Mutresse items, and the ability to mix and match, and add some darker pink to details of the shoes is a win win. They definitely make the look Pop!

One of my favourite things to do is as mentioned in the past is Hybrid me some hair, and with the two styles at C88 this round by Exile, the bangs of one work so well with the style of the other, so between the two you get four hairstyles, if that is your way too. I edited the bangs a little bit, as they were not made for the hair, but I only stretched them and moved them, no editing in P.S today.

All of the gorgeous decor is a mix of Soy, Junk, What Next and Fancy Decor, some of it is at C88 and Mixing the older and newer sets really makes decorating fun. Whimsy of course had a hand in it, adding and moving things into place, she is one of the most imaginative and quickest decorators, I wish she could get dressed as fast….would spend less time standing around yelling that earrings are not a must for every look if it involves me waiting an hour for her to find the right ones – this really happens.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Davis Set (bench/walls) – Fancy Decor

Herisson with green (full covered) Super long Hanging Hedera, Powpon Pouf w/ texture changer – Soy

Metal Pipe Dinette Juice (Red coaster) – Soy @ Collabor88

Oasis Bloom – Succulent Planter, Wall Hanging Plants – What Next  @ Collabor88

Pillow 15 & 16 – Ison

Retro Sports Cushion, Oversized Floor Cushion – Junk

Location –

Poses by –

Everglow

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 244 –Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Drive (Hair) & Way that I feel (Bangs) – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Mei Romper – Poppy @ Kawaii Project

Shoes :

Iggy Sandals – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Peace Necklace – Noir @ Collabor88

Empire Nails – Coffin Long – Slink Dynamic fit – Empire 

Precious Nails & Rings (nails turned off) – Slink Dynamic fit – Real Evil Industries

Romance

Romance

Firstly it is FAKE FAKE FAKE! nope, not having some kind of virtual world meltdown or anything, just bringing your attention to the bottom of this stunning dress in my picture. That is not what the bottom of the skirt will do if you stand like this, Cynful as talented as they are did not reinvent mesh. It is me being tricky with PS that did that to give it a more realistic look and be able to show off these beautiful shoes by Baiastice at the same time.

Also fake is the lipstick colour, because I took a purple shade from the Chloe skin make-ups and tinted it with the LeLutka head hud, nifty trick and gives you so many options to play around with make-up, tattoo, hairbase and skin layers. Want to be green for a day, tint yourself green YAY.

I have a love affair with navy and silver, I think they are truly beautiful companions in many things, so this dress and the stunning necklace – it actually runs in a long chain down your spine MUST HAVE FOREVER….are the perfect match for me, those bare arms needed a little something to bring it home, so I grabbed the armband off marketplace.

I needed hair that would not take attention away from the lines of the dress and necklace, and this style by Vanity at this round of HairOlogy is just perfect, not an updo, but so sleek and stylish. It isn’t mod, but it does have a resizing option, if you click the word resizer on the top left of the HUD for colours, you get a drop down that allows you to change the size as needed, but always try demos. The blue/black colour is perfection, and the whole ensemble for me is win. I always think of Mel when I put navy and silver together, as one of the first pretty dresses he ever bought me was that combination, so it just makes me feel special and girly and all that jazz.

I do love the spikes in the metal of the shoes, and the sharp cut of the hair, just adds a little rebellion to the look…it is what every girl needs on occasion.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 21 – Flair

Hair:

Timeless – Vanity Hair @ HairOlogy

Clothes:

Empress Maxi Dress – Cynful @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Belle High Sandals – Baiastice @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Empress Necklace – Cynful@ Collabor88

Ryker Earrings – Minimal @ Collabor88

NT63 Armband single silver – Ryka 

Pelo Rosa

Ole

Some old and new items today, and an absolutely ancient one. The Hair Rose by Fiachra Lach was something that only really old readers and bloggers alike would possibly remember. It became my signature for many years, every outfit, every blog post contained a hair rose by Essentia. Not only was he my bestie, but also each rose was actually created in colours usually over something I wore, the collection grew and grew, he even screen shot my bum once to get a colour match to an Artilleri leopard bikini.

I still love my Essentia roses, so once this outfit started to come together, it truly was a no brainer to be the icing on the cake. Now the hair itself does come with flowers, beautiful, delicate ones, and it is a great style for it, actually it’s three styles for it, as it’s one of those great combination add on styles that you can build on with the pieces provided. Tableau Vivant has this Teri style out at Fameshed, and the messy updo, the long braid or the braid and updo combo, will fit right into your hair rotation.

I like seeing updo’s as a thing still in SL, it used to be a normal day to see Ladies tp into stores in full formal affair bald and trying to find that perfect one for their look before they tpd off again to an event. The days when events actually meant something different in SL. The days when it was normal to actually own enough gowns to cover your week, because anything could happen, and it was not uncommon to be invited to two or even more formal occasions in the same 24 hour period, that timezone thing is a killer.

We were actually discussing that, and the black and red and lace obsession that SL seemed to have in the olden days, every club used to have at least one black and red, or lace and leather contest a week…most creators based their releases on this very thing, and it worked. Seems the grain furrowed into my subconscious because here I am, without real intention in a black and red, with gold traces running through.

I saw these great earrings in the C88 rotation by Yummy, and if you have ever watched the ways of Yummy and older Paper Couture items, there was always a really nice leaning towards this kind of look. I love them, they are gorgeous, and with the Maxi Gossamer necklace , also at C88 the colour combinations came up a treat. Now usually I am more partial to Silver, but the gold just needed to happen.

I had the pants, these great skinny leathers by One Bad Pixel, that redid their whole collection to include Slink sizes for Original and Hourglass…then the shoes by Vale Koer being able to be textured in parts made it easy to combo my red and black. But it was the trip over to Gizza – Whimsy is going to be mad I went on my own – that really brought the look home, this embellished jacket is part of a two part shorts set, but wearing jacket only, because otherwise a tad too much. It is gorgeous, there is even more perfect detailing down the back. The set is a must have, and there just happened to be a crochet bikini top also at Gizza that fits under it, there is a tiny bit of poke through on the back of the neck, but not enough for me to pass it up, and as they are not made for each other it is not a fault.

I truly love the combination, and the re-telling of my Hair Roses story, I swear it has appeared at least 8 times over the years :P.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Picture Door – Junk.

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 245 – Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Teri Hair – Messy Updo – Tableau Vivant @ Fameshed

Clothes:

Crochet Bikini Top, Thea Embellished Set (Jacket only) – Gizza

Skinny Leathers – One Bad Pixel

Shoes :

Sugardoll Heels – Vale Koer @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Tassle earrings – Yummy @ Collabor88

Isolde Necklace – Maxi Gossamer @ Collabor88

Captain Wonderpants

Captain Wonderpants

Rewind with us to the 80's!

So we spent a few weeks in preparation of this event, as Whimsy Winx, Narcisse and I are all in this event, and it was so fun. I spent 5 days straight bald and in my default Slink body undies ( so convenient having those layers there always ) that I think I kind of broke my mind just a little bit. We were exhausted by the time we were finished.

Narcisse released some great skirts a most excellent tube top, and these awesome panties sets…there are also solid colour ones, but the prints options are way funna. So I was standing around in my star panties, and my tube top, and Whimsy called me Captain Underpants, and then because my favourite was Wonder Woman growing up, and she had the star panties, it ended up Captain Wonderpants.

Then I just had to go further, put on these great roller-skates by NeverWish that are also part of the event, this amazing hair by Wasabi Pills that is just Farahlicious, and I found me a cape. So seriously, this is exactly how I have been rolling around SL for the past few days.

Needing some drippingly sexy red lippy, I went with one of the bento make-up sets by Glam Affair that were released around the same time as the Chloe skin. So succulent and the addition of eyeshadow also released around the same time. I could really take on some villians now, no problem scissor kicks to the head and wheel on out of there.

Late one night Narcisse and I went to Body Language to check out the Bento Ao’s, five Aos later and I am having way too much fun, I feel like I am on some kind of inner SL vacay. How did we survive without bento? and YAY for Slink Dynamic hands updates from original static mesh purchase, that was an awesome gift to the masses.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Location –

Poses by –

Body Language – Kawaiiholic Ao (bento)

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Mesh Head (Bento) – LeLutka

Chloe Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ LeLutka

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 244 – Flair @ Rewind

Hair:

Stephanie – Wasabi Pills @ Rewind

Clothes:

Tiffany Tube Top, Tiffany Knickers – Prints – Stars – Narcisse @ Rewind

Shoes :

Retro Skates – NeverWish @ Rewind


All Business

All Business

Over the years I have edited and resized many pots, and planters, and urns and stuff…I usually make smaller things bigger, and big things a tad smaller if needed. Such is the case with the dresser needing to be a touch smaller to fit under my arm for my pose. I also often resize rugs to be larger as needed, but I do think this is the first time I have made a rug so small it became instead a runner for a chest of drawers.

Today I did just that, and while you cannot really see it, it is there in its wrinkly glory, sitting under the lovely planter that was just right in size. It is a lovely blue rug with white stripes and just looks awesome on top, so while the items are not only mod, they are also copy, so you can adorn all your tops with one if you like the look.

I mentioned in one of my last posts, that I love double breasted button looks, and in this case it is not clothing, but the drawer pulls on this tallboy, and it made putting together this all business look very easy. As did these stunner pants by Spirit that are definitely must haves especially if you like a dressier more sophisticated style in your wardrobe.

Teaming them together with a great blazer by Coco, that while does not have body sizes, fit me perfectly when using the right alpha options with the Slink body utilities hud. Some statement jewellery with this marvelous set by LaGyo, also a c88 item, brings the professionalism to the meeting with style and flair (winks).

Now while I am not a big flat shoe wearer, when putting together a look like this, it would definitely be a heel of sorts, but these April flats are the perfect look for the combination, because the ankle strapping is more evident by the shorter of leg style of pants, making them perfect together, and one cannot spend the whole day wheeling and dealing in heels.

I have mixed the last powder pack release skin by YS&YS with their this months selection of make ups, so that I am all YS&YS and all glorious.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Northhaven Collection – Cheeky Pea @ Uber

Location –

Poses by –

Everglow

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Bento Head – LeLutka

Sey&Mey Skin Applier – YS&YS 

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set COMING SOON – Flair

Eyeshadow and Lipstick – YS&YS Powder Pack for LeLutka May

Hair:

Nyla – Iconic

Clothes:

Gree pants – Spirit @ Collabor88

Stretch Blazer – Coco

Shoes :

April Flats – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Sleek Cuba Collection ring, necklace – LaGyo @ Collabor88


Into the Moonlight

Into the Moonlight

So if you have been asleep, Exile has redone their Hair Textures and you should really run to their store and get your hands on them. The Greyscale pack is divine, and I am loving the options of some lighter colours in there, and the blacks that you can see highlights in, so good. The hairs are mod, so you can also play around with a little tint or two, if you are so motivated, it doesn’t always translate well to tint things, but can be fun. I have included a pic of the Key of textures, so you can see how much you want to get your hands on them. The newest releases at Collabor88 have these new textures included, and the Green Light is going to be a firm favourite for looks that want you bare shouldered, and looking fierce.

Exile New Textures Key April 2017

Another piece of fierce is this divine tank from Ison, also at C88, the straps are so well done, but it is the wrap around neck straps that I just love. The relaxed fall of the ties, the knot, it all looks so natural and in no way stiff. The plunging neckline also has an attention grabbing element to it. Great for casual looks, but with the right lower you could make this a very elegant look.

The make up used is all part of the Agnes skin release by Glam Affair, stunning red lips, that with the shimmer option and some lights is a glossy wet and devour ready red. The skin is being worn on Chloe by LeLutka, but looks equally delish on all of the heads.

My pic is taken in this awesome backdrop 3d environment that I got at Pose Fair by Wetcat, it isn’t an exclusive but it was a must have as soon as I saw it. Stuffed full of poses, it is a fantastic back alley, fire escape combination street scene. You just have to get it, even if you feel like you have no need for it this second, it is a must. I did alter up the poses with some bento static poses by Slink and some adjustments with my animare, but that was just for the pic taken.

I was looking for Moles, because I felt the skin with the red lips needed some Sherilyn Fenn’ing up (that is so a thing). Because I just searched Mole, I ended up with my little fire escape friend Mole by D-Lab, how cute is he, and if you have no yard and want some green thumbing,  then these succulents are a joy, they are super quality and really enrich the space they are set out in.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Succulents – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. //Backdrop Scene #1 – Wetcat @ Pose Fair 2017

mole in Flowerpot – d-lab

Location –

Poses by –

Wetcat

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Bento Mesh Head – LeLutka

Agnes Appliers LeLutka – Glam Affair @ Collabor88

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 7 – Flair

Cora Moles (LeLutka Appliers) – Izzie’s

Hair:

Green Light – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Madison Cross Tank – Ison @ Collabor88

Simple Shorts – Razor

Shoes :

Sandra Heels – Phedora @ Kustom9

Accessories :

Spring Bouquet Ring – Yummy @ Collabor88

Coffin Nails (Slink Addon)  – Empire