Author: Sasy Scarborough

More Anklets Please

More Anklets Please

I was travelling all over, trying to find what I had decided I needed to wear with this dress. I was really feeling a knee high boot, but that did not pan out the way I was hoping. I decided to give up the chase, search by creator of a brand I had not worn in a while, and voila, the perfect shoe, the exact colour in a gradient that matched the dress to perfection. I love my inventory…I also love Whimsy’s as today I found out that I had completely missed an item release that I saw on Flickr and as we usually get the same of everything, sure enough she had it rezzed for me in seconds.

The set is the Easton set by Cheeky Pea. I think I was having a moment that week or something, but all is never lost. The style and elegance of the set is marvellous, and the colours with a little tinting help, came up perfectly for my look. That and some peices from some older CP sets brought the whole look inside this great build by Glam Affair together. The wall art is so cool, if you click the letters you can choose initials for you and yours…such a nice detail to add.

I am doing a week or so of Hour Glass posts this week, as many as I can get done, and this dress by Tetra is perfect for it, as it shows off what makes Physique Hourglass by Slink the perfect naming choice. The two colour option of the dress giving it that nice corseted waist is delightful. You get both options included, and if you fatpack it is a nice range of colour choices.

I had to do a check to see if I had worn this in a post already, realising no it was Whimsy stealing it out from under me that made me know I had been in it in the past, then I ask her what colours she did and she told me White with black, which was of course WRONG she did black. She wanted to lay claim to all the colours, she is naughty that way. Things do get missed on rotation due to seeing each other in the same items for a day or two, you tend to have it so ingrained in your memory that you are convinced you did it yourself.

I also decided today that there needs to be more anklets in SL , with feet being such a sensation we need more attention brought to them. They would also make fantastic gatcha items – just saying. So all jewellery makers and even footwear makers, get on that, because even a simple classic shoe like this one, can be levelled up with the addition of a nice anklet, either delicate or chunky like this one I have on.

The skin I am wearing is a new release by YS&YS that is at The Gatcha Garden. I also have make up layers on, but the overall skin is lovely, you get two brow options and dedication to David Bowie look, so very cool.

The beautiful hair I have on is by Exxess, and is Sucre, so so sweet, love the tucked behind the ear look of it, so that you do get to see clothing very well, also great for make up, jewellery and the what not.

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 –

Tomoto – Skybox ( concrete ) RARE – Glam Affair

Easton Love Letter Board, Easton Sofa, Easton Rug, Easton Coffee Table, Hamilton Hutch, Boho Glamping Lights – Cheeky Pea

Location –

Poses by –

Oracul

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Evanescence  for Lelutka  – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS & YS

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Noble Lipsticks (appliers) – Izzie’s

Smokey shadow – Glam Affair (Part of skin appliers)

Hair:

Sucre – eXxesS 

Clothes:

Metallic Bandage Dress – Tetra

Shoes :

STILETTO “Gradient” (Slink High) – N-Core 

Accessories :

Ankle Chain (Slink High) – Ecco 


More beer more beer more beer

Hops 1

Hops 2

I am not a Beer drinker,  I kind of let down the Aussie side in that regard…but that does not mean I have not been to enough parties with a keg, nor does it mean I cannot pour a perfect beer from one. That all being said, this industrial Gacha set by YS&YS is superb. It has a collection of incredibly detailed pieces for decorating your inside loft style apartment, or the outside, such as was the case with this garden area, making the perfect oasis away from the bustling city.

This week Anzac Day started it off, and many many a beer would have been had. It is actually an incredible day to not only remember the fallen but celebrate those that came back, that went on to build the foundations of families and to help Australia grow. It is the only legal day to play 2-up, a gambling game that brings the whole location of play together into a roaring of chanting and bellows. It brings people out and into social settings that they may only do once a year, and it is very cool.

For some it is a day off shortening the week, and giving them a three day weekend to relax and unwind, and just be. I kind of like the just being more these days, and while I do not drink beer, I was always the kind that made sure to have some available in case company came calling.

The plants, and rocks and art in this setting make it all come alive, it is tranquil and beautiful and a lovely space. Everyone should have one, and with Mesh making prim limitations a lesser evil you can. All the planty stuff, art and rocks are at this round of Collabor88 so get them while all in the one location, much less tiring than tping all over the grid.

The art is so perfect, it is by Nylon Outfitters creator Nylon Pinkney. I have her art in my RL home in the form of bedlinen and tote bags, and I love it, I also love telling people about it, because it shows how because of Second Life, my Real Life is substantially more beautiful. If you are ever on the hunt for a gift for someone, you should look her up on Society 6 and consider the options, or for yourself as I did, because who could not. Also they do a lot of promotions on that site and often free shipping worldwide is one of them, so if far away like me, hold out for that kind of offer if need be.

Relaxing with the great overalls with built in tank by SPIRIT got me well into that mood. These are great, and just very natural looking. Which is only heightened by the stunner hair by Wasabi Pills, seriously this style is AWESOME! Must have style for all for sure, and the blonde in it just loving that. It is at this months Hairology.

Still staying with the blonde, but had to change up my brows, I do like darker brows on blondes, so with the options available with the Glam Affair skin appliers it gives me that freedom. This is the Ever skin applier from an earlier release of LeLutka appliers, and I love them all across all the head options, as it does not matter which head you wear with which applier.

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 –

Industrial Set – YS & YS @ Gacha Guardians

Potted Cactus Opuntia, Herisson with green, Superlong potted cactus B w/stand – Soy @ Collabor88

Dark Mossy Standing Stone – Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

Succulent Art – The Diva – Nylon Outfitters  @ Collabor88

Location –

Poses by –

Clothing Haul Pose set – Winx & Flair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Ever Skin Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

Reva – Wasabi Pills @ Hairology

Clothes:

Yola Denim Overalls – SPIRIT

Accessories :

Spring Midi Rings – Izzie’s @ Uber


Slink West Afternoon Rendezvous

Slink West Afternoon Rendezvous

I went to an event some months ago, and fell over myself trying to get to this amazing ensemble by Mimikri. I tend to get very excited at Mimikri releases as she has a style worth bottling. Whimsy and I go there at least a few times a year for an overall top up to our collections, and ooh and ahh in amazement at things that we missed over the past months.

Mimikri is our Dynasty store, our high end fashion house, with that touch of European wow factor that makes you look stylish and classy. It is a store that you would not even give a second thought to running to if having to go to some important event, a wedding a christening (do those happen in SL ? with all the little kiddies running around, if not that is some kind of enterprise right there ‘You’re Welcome’) whatever the need Mimikri would have you looking dressed to the nines and then some.

I love this outfit, it is so playful and yet again perfect for a daytime rendezvous. I decided that I would take a scenic stroll on my bicycle over to the lovely Slink West (ok not really my bike, one of the neat vignette areas over at the sim that are perfect for taking pictures by) and do some shopping, before my late afternoon plans. Very reminiscent of seeing someone in a Ball-gown tp into a hair store for that last minute dash for an updo – I miss those days.

The pieces are sold separately top and bottom, but the fab part is the bra section, it is actually only built to allude to being a bra there, way to save vertices Mimikri ♥ so if like me you purchased an assortment of colours, you can mix and match the bra piece with other colours of the cardigan. Truly a feminine outfit, and the adorable wedges by Breathe with the bows at the front and delicate ankle strap, bring the whole look together perfectly.

The bag I am carrying is by Reign and is at the Epiphany event, I was delighted to see that each tote bag type had a hud for three different images/words combinations, so you get a great selection to choose from. I do wish more totes of this kind were available, as totes seems to bring up more leathery oversized handbags now, rather than a shopping carry all kind of easy bag. So thank you Reign for a job well done.

I hope you have a perfectly lovely day, and if you have not been over to Slink West lately, take a spin, the stores are lovely and the sim itself is just a delight to spend time at.

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 –

Clothing Haul Pose set – Winx & Flair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Aria Skin Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

Water Me – Lamb @ N21

Clothes:

Kelly Cropped Cardigan, Bra & Shorts – Mimikri

Shoes :

Felicity Wedges – Breathe

Accessories :

Spring Midi Rings – Izzie’s @ Uber

Summer Lovin Tote – Reign @ Epiphany

One way or another

One way or another

I decided to make a change today, turning off the red for a bit of blonde. I wonder if I can stick to it as long as I did the red, that was almost 5 months straight. So to commemorate the blondie-ness an homage to the great Debbie Harry, with this pic that definitely had me feeling the One way or another song. I could definitely see this being a look she would go for now. She was so our Pop Princess down here at the time. As I often have to recalculate my brain to understand that the US did not get the same kind of UK influences as we did, especially music wise. We were definitely luckier for it, having both have such an impact on us over the years in that way.

This Slayer dress by Cynful is a sexy side breast creation, and comes with built in panties, that can be turned on or off, which is a great idea for mesh content, as often there is nothing up there, so sitting down becomes a very odd experience. Perfect colour combination with the Sakura shoes and harness attachment (that elongates the strappyness) by Empire.

I wanted to go all RAWR with this look, to get a proper look at the Petal Mesh Lashes by Izzie’s that I mentioned the other day, you get a proper close up this time, and a hint of the great ring sets she created for this round of Uber.

It was actually this hairstyle by Tableau Vivant that made me go, I need to be blonde…it is a sexy short style, and is something that even if not a short hair girl, you need to take a spin in, just for kicks.

I am using the fantastic lighting system from VR Foundry that you can buy as an installer pack for your VR Studio, or you could just use the projector lights on their own if you wanted to I guess. This is the Grid, which worked great with the Winxbox Stirred.

 

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 –

Studio Light Injection pack – VR Foundry @ Winx & Flair

Location –

Poses by –

Stirred WinxBox – Winx & Flair

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Simone Skin Appliers – Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Original Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 39 – Flair

Hair:

Aku – Tableau Vivant @ Shiny Shabby

Clothes:

Slayer Dress – Izzie’s @ The Liaison Collaborative 

Shoes :

Sakura Shoes/Sakura Harness – Empire @ Kawaii Project

Accessories :

Petal Mesh Lashes – Izzie’s @ The Liaison Collaborative 

Spring Midi Rings – Izzie’s @ Uber


Hanging Kitty

Hanging Kitty

One of the greatest things about Blogging was always discovering a “New to You” store. A store that for five minutes was all your own, regardless of their own customer popularity, it was something that you came across in some way that was not a slew of information from groups, blogs and the what not. It used to even be a blog against blog kind of challenge thing, finding the stores no one had found/blogged yet, and being the first to blog them. I t was not only fun to do, but it meant we travelled the grid so much more, and also meant that readers got a more diverse coverage of creators across feeds/blogs etc. When bloggers found the Asian populated sims it was like the Gold Rush in the 1840’s – 1850’s. There were so many sims all joined for the most part together, and it was finding as many stores as you could, shopping as fast as you could, and getting posts up as quickly as you could. It was HILARIOUS !, kind of like those sales you see for bridal gowns that have women clubbing each-other over the heads with handbags.

While I cannot claim to have discovered this one – as it was a What’s New SL application, so I was lead there – It did for my five minutes feel like my secret. I do not usually wear tattoos, I had my moment like most new people of being excited by the idea of them, but I am more of an admirer from the sidelines. I do notice them though, and I often admire the work on not only the tattoo themselves, but also their vendor ads – honestly nearly every tattoo store I come across takes brilliant ads. So this store was very new to me, and also had a very distinct style, and a really well laid out store for finding your needs.

This tattoo in particular really caught my eye, and I thought it was adorable. I am not a ‘Cat Person’ I am a ‘Dog Person’ firstly, but cats are still lovely, and I know so many crazy cat women in SL *coughs SACHI coughs* I also love that with my Slink body, I have the option to turn on only my left or right arm, so do not have to double up on tattoos, like we have to with the SL default body. The very cool look of it, just made my whole look come together. It is by Carol.G. and there are some really beautiful tattoos to choose from, so give them a look see. They also have Marketplace for gifting.

Whimsy and I visited Epiphany event the other day, got in very quickly too. I picked up these hairstyles by Besom, that are dreads styles that are wonderful, this one in particular has been on my head all week. I really like the style, and with the tattoo, and then the other bits and pieces, I was channelling my inner Rock-a-Billy girl.

The dress is a stunner by Tres Blah that is at this round of Collabor88, it has various standard sizing as well as Slink and Maitreya options. The fit is great, and I especially like the triangle cut out at the back, that makes creating on bodies perfect, for the additional little cut outs you can add to work.

The shoes are by Ingenue, and are very sexy high feet shoes. With the New Deluxe feet options though, changing shoes now is a breeze, no matter which of the five heights I need…I am also partial to wearing the kitten height for bare-feet now too.

The very dramatic make up I am wearing is all by Izzie’s. The lipsticks & Eye-shadows are appliers for the LeLutka head, The lipsticks have an assortment of rich colours, and the eye-shadow are glittery goodness. The lashes I have on, that you cannot see very well are AMAZING! they are petal lashes in mesh that come with the petal eye-shadows that are at The Liaison Collaborative. I turned off my LeLutka head lashes and these fit my eyes PERFECTLY. If you do not have the lashes, so worth getting them even if the eye-shadows are not ones you can use if you have a head …..*whispers to Izzie ‘sell lashes separately*

I think I have talked enough for the days post, don’t you :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 –

Funk – Change WinxBox – Winx & Flair 

Location –

Poses by –

The Kellie SeriesAn Lar Poses – @ Collabor88

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Lilou Appliers – Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Original Physique Body, Deluxe Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers :Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 87 – Flair

Cats & Lace Arms Tattoo (appliers) – Carol G Tattoo Wear

Petal Mesh Lashes – Izzie’s @ The Liaison Collaborative 

Noble Lipstick, Glitter Eyeshadows (LeLutka Appliers) – Izzie’s 

Hair:

Fake Friends Hair – Besom @ Epiphany

Clothes:

Bustier Dress – Tres Blah @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Abella Shoes – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

 


City Day

City

I needed to get out of the Country for a day, and have a time out at a nice little bistro I found in my travels. Ok seriously how funny is that sign.The building is a Rare by Rowne, from some Gacha event gone by. I took the pics at the sim that Empire shoe store is located on as we were there picking up some shoes Whimsy wanted, and I was already in these stunners that are at an event Empire is part of called Project 7.

I am wearing with them this great dress by Emery, that is at C88, and is the perfect creation for bringing attention to the legs, and by extension fantastic footwear. I love the ribbed knit fabric used in the dress it makes it a perfect slip into and move on style.

Adding a few key accessories and you are well on your way to a great day out and about. This bag by David Heather is at this round of Uber, and this great statement necklace by Minimal is at their store for Mix event.

 

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 –

Empire Mainstore

Poses by –

Oracul

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Lilou Appliers – Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Original Physique Body, Deluxe Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers :Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 22 – Flair

Hair:

Tasha – Ayashi @ Hairology

Clothes:

Austin Dress – Emery @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Daffodil – Empire @ Project 7

Accessories :

Levi Necklace Silver – Minimal (Mix Event in Store)

Midi Clutch – David Heather @ Uber


Country

Country

So much effort put into setting up our country/camping area, we decided (Whimsy and I) that we would keep to the theme for as long as it was possible. The latest releases from Collabor88 and other events definitely bring the country into SL and made it all possible.

I was not a denim jacket wearer in its heyday. But my two besties were, one so much so that I remember a particular Paddy’s Markets journey of up and down the longest of aisles to find the one seller that she declared the best denim jackets ever. Now if I told her this story now, she would not remember it, but I do, seriously for shoes or anything else, a trip such as that would have been all in for me, but denim jackets….no. But for her I would still endure anything. Mind you this had something more to do with my all black wardrobe most likely, and as I wear a lot more colour and denim in Second Life than I ever do in RL I am loving the look.

I actually brought together two great stores of denim releases. Emery and Addams who both have such a fun sense of style, and both gave enough denim colour options to find a close enough match for the combination. I also like that the sleeves of the jacket stop mid arm, rather than to the cuff, which would just annoy me no end in real life. The boyfriend jeans are great, and as usual with Addams you get choices of belt leather colours as well as buckle metal, so you can co-ordinate with as much as you need to.

I was not as lucky with my shoes, I really wanted a similar brown, because black and denim is not as stylised as I would prefer, the natural look of a brown leather belt suits much better…but I could not get the perfect brown in the few styles I tried, mind you I have thousands of shoes, had I looked past recent items I would have been fine. But I wanted to show off some newness, and Breathe being back in action was a go to for me. I decided that as I was already wearing from my boardwalk tees hud – I had chosen originally one of the other tshirt prints – that I could do a quick change and RED was the perfect option. The ankle boots are stunning and I am glad that Breathe is back, I was really concerned as she went missing, I did send an IM but I am sure it capped day one. They are at the event ‘The Mix’ so make sure you check those out.

So in love with this hair by No Match that is at this round of Hairology that just started. It is the perfect Glamping hair, the perfect any day in any way hair also. So much fun, and it comes with hairbase appliers for mesh heads if needed also, so that is all win, for those that need them. I think this style is a definite MUST HAVE item, as it so brought the whole look together.

 

 

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 –

Marlow Bench & Planter – What Next @ Collabor88

Location –

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka

Lilou Appliers – Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Original Physique Body, Deluxe Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers :Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 22 – Flair

Hair:

No Exit – No Match @ Hairology

Clothes:

Boardwalk Beach tees (Slink Applier) – Sn@tch

Amsterdam Denim Jacket – Emery  @ Collabor88

Ginger Boyfriend Jeans – Addams @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Add it Up – Breathe @ The Mix