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Battle Cry

BattleCry

You see something that is just lovely, and you want instantly to own it, that was how I felt about the Odalisque’s Claws by Cynefin. However, while the ad was so pretty, and they had me thinking I would do something all whimsical and fantasy like, that changed. The claws are bento fit and at first I was all about the option to not have the strap around the wrist…I got the fatpack and once I had on the silver, I knew that it was time to bring out the Pris skin appliers by YS&YS that were from a recent <3 RP event.

The skin appliers come in Elf or Vamp or Orc skin bases, but because the face work is actually a tattoo layer, I went with a beautiful skin layer of Serene also a YS&YS skin, given a more what is really underneath vibe. I had been shopping with Ashia and Whimsy at RO Poses and grabbed all their Bento poses that come with props, one of which was this perfect bow and arrow, and instantly I knew that I need to put on the wrist straps version of the claws as the whole vibe was now Warrior Woman of the future, or past if you like conspiracy theories.

I got to use a lot of bits and pieces that I have wanted to for a while now, this hairbase being the main one. Mina released a hairstyle a while ago now, and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with the hairbase, however, eachtime I went to wear it with something I would end up in something else, often other hair of hers, but still. Today I decided that the hairbase was staying and the hair was going to stay off as it is one sided and would have covered my other hand. The shaved lines hairbase is a winner, and comes with appliers for LeLutka and other heads with omega appliers also.

The metal work also comes in body appliers, mixing them with these burns by Izzie’s that are intense but when you are a hot cyborg you sometimes just need to dive into the fires for various reasons and sometimes your skin regeneration doovahikiethingymabob hasn’t fully charged.

I grabbed this cool dress with the awesome collar off of Marketplace, and it was perfect for the look I was going for, it also has armbands and bracers, but I did not want to detract focus from the claws. The fatpack options let you change the colours of the claws making mixes if you like, and there are great texture options, but the silver was just that right side of steel for me.

I hadn’t worn my Mandala ears for a while, and this was the time to bring them out, with the jewellery options and the adorable silver tips using the pixie size option, they fit my head really well, as you can open and close the holes with shape sliders when you turn off your ears on your LeLutka bento heads.

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

Huntress – R.O Reve Obscura

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head LeLutka

Pris – Elf  Skin Applier – YS&YS

Serene Skin Applier –  YS&YS

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers :  YS&YS

Burns Appliers – Izzie’s 

Hair:

Myla Hair – Hairbase only worn – Mina

Clothes:

Nelida Armor Dress & Collar – Luas

Shoes :

Gladiator Sandals – Slink

Accessories :

Odalisque’s Claws – Cynefin

STEKING Ears – Mandala

Boogaloo

Boogaloo

Dance movies are my jam. I think I saw Break Dance and Electric Boogaloo at the movies a half dozen times each, and for us that is a lot of times because movies were never really inexpensive to see. I loved them so much, and every Dance movie out there I have seen numerous times. I even search dance on Netflix and Stan just to see if there is anything new, and alas no. Dance movies are fantastic because there is always some kind of underdog gets the win in the end kind of message, and it was actually those two movies that really showed me that.

When I saw these boxer boots and bomber jacket at Uber by Coco it just made me want to break dance for the rest of the night, I tpd Gidge Uriza of It’s Only Fashion over for a quick visit while doing my pics, and told her what I was doing, her response was ‘ of course you are ‘ apparently it is very acceptable behaviour of me in her eyes, I dig that.

The boots especially won me over, as these were a thing in the mid 80’s and I wanted some but at the same time am such a Girly Girl that I would have had nothing to wear them with, such a shoe addict I am. Now I can get my shoe addiction well and truly taken care of in Second Life.

The socks that come with also have a colour change hud, some lovely colours that pull it all together. The bomber jacket comes with a skivvy in white, which looks partially untucked with the pants also available (not the ones worn) though it fit the ones worn perfectly so I am excited about using that in the future with something else.

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 –

Cardboard Floor and Boombox – RRR

Street Style Star – Art District RARE – Rowne

Location –

Poses by –

R.O Reve Obscura

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Mai – #Foxy

Clothes:

Bomber Jacket – Coco @ Uber

Bib Tank , Scrunched Sweats – Tres Blah

Shoes :

Boxing Shoes w/ Socks – Coco @ Uber

Accessories :

Coffin Nails – Empire

Coffee Run – Something Old etc (Challenge)

Coffee Run

One of the best things about working in an environment where people like to get coffee or snacks from outside of the office is getting the chance to run out and spend some time in the fresh air and just having that time out…even when you don’t drink coffee.

I didn’t have to go too far today, as this particular cafe/bakery is on the Genesis sim just across from Winx&Flair, Narcisse and Adam n Eve, so if you ever need a great little spot to take some pics, feel free to do so.

I saw this hair release by Tableau Vivant, and it had such a lovely North Shore cosmopolitan vibe about it. Sunshine and good living. That then moved on to this great shirt by Nyu that has long sleeves which I love and just a nice fit perfect for my Slink Hourglass body. Paired up with this great new skirt by Vinyl that is at this round of Fameshed. It kind of gives an ‘ Anyone for Tennis’ feel to the ensemble but the skirt is actually leather, so instead of runners, I went with these adorable chunky sandals also by Nyu.

This post also runs into my Something Old Something New Challenge from the other day, the old coffee stuff, the new skirt, the borrowed bakery set and the blue top, I am feeling the mixes a lot right now.

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 –

Portobello Corner Store, Bake Shop Items – Apple Fall

La Petite Joie Cafe, Fruit Baskets, Greengrocers – 8f8

coffee machine  colour change – dust bunny

Bread Shelf – HIDEKI

Cafe Espresso – 11. Donut Tray – [Schultz Bros.]

Location –

Genesis Sim

Poses by –

Persona – N/A

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Karen – Tableau Vivant @ Kinky

Clothes:

Brandy Leather Skirt – Vinyl @ Fameshed

Over the wrist Tee – Nyu

Shoes :

Ankle Buckle Platforms – Nyu

Accessories :

Amos Sunglasses – Baiastice

CEO Coffee & Go – 8F8

Elfies

Elfies

So many things went on in this post, for one I channelled my inner Whimsy and put together this look for my location with bits and pieces making the build look completely different. The build is a nice large store front, with large floor to ceiling windows at the front and lovely doors, but I added the planks and lights by Meva, to close that window portion off, and then adding the outdoor look table and chairs.

Outdoor seating is a big thing in Australia, so much so that each chair costs a few hundred dollars payment to the council each quarter to have, so they are definitely an investment…but well worth it as Aussies definitely like to be seen enjoying their cafe experiences.

Seeing and being seen is the way to go, and while I was distracted by some work on my laptop and enjoying my extra large cup of Cheeky Pea Tea, I had some very confident guests stop by. Now confidence is a must when you are an elf I would imagine, but that confidence probably comes from the knowing that if people are not so nice, they will end up on a list, so you better toe the line.

These guests of mine have their homebase at this round of The Arcade, which opened yesterday for the month. Mutresse has created many variations of them and they are delightful. They also have great taste in women and are definitely charmers, when not taking pictures of themselves or swinging from the furniture, seriously the shennanigans.

I was a beacon for all things red, with this great jacket by Cynful that fits over the top. A great pairing but able to be worn separately, so many options of use. I went with keeping Cynful with the great belted Flare jeans that have the option to be worn with high heels or flats, these things are very useful when getting dressed.

A beautiful recent hairstyle by Mina gives a lot of attention to the upper torso, so you can still see the clothing really well, it also has a styling hud to change sides, which is handy when taking pics, as I may have been sitting in the other chair.

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 Cabin – Fourth Wall

Wall Planks, Industrial Wall light – Meva

Freja Bistro Set – Big Bully

Laptop Hustle – Bueno

Naughty Elf (Gacha set) – Mutresse @ The Arcade

Location –

Poses by –

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Romy – Mina

Clothes:

Terrica’s Blazer, Terrica’s Crop Top, Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Cynful

Shoes :

Omellia Shoes – Livalle

Accessories :

Coffin Nails – Empire

Something Old Something New – Challenge

Something Old Something New Challenge

While Whimsy Winx is on you have to take advantage, so while I had the initial idea of the look I wanted for this post, it was a co- styled location set up by Whimsy Winx.

Earlier today I was talking to Gogo of JuicyBomb and had an idea of working off the idea of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ and this post came together without even trying and hit all the criteria.

Something OLD

The build an older Gacha item by Rowne is a perfect city look, that I have used many times for outside city scenes. These great shoes by N-Core that even though new to me, are an older style that has fantastic platform wood, braid or cork options, as well as the bow off function for the peep-toe front.

Something NEW

The new is the wonderful skin by Glam Affair that is at this round of Uber, she is like the younger sister of the default Spencer skin, with those gorgeous doe type eyes, and the smattering of freckles really won me over. Also new is this great jacket by Vinyl, that is at the annual Tannenbaum event, where you can get your wintery needs met. There are options for changing different parts of the jacket to make combinations such as I did. Then you have these hip hugging shorts by Blueberry, that make for a very attractive showcase for the effort being put in to wear them.

Something Borrowed

I was able to get the styling assistance from Whimsy that fit into this category with her awesome use of the industry letters by Apple Fall, where she put together the Yoga sign for me…then adding some beautiful topiary plants and planters by Trompe Loeil. Lastly in the borrowed was the Scooter by Consignment, which I loved this, because I also had scooters by What Next so instead of it looking like a created scene it had a bit more realism to it.

Something Blue

Well, blue came into a lot of the look, the blue I used in the HUD from my vinyl jacket, the blue denim of the shorts, and then the blue that the sports bra came in with the additional sunshiney yellow that I had to inject into the look as well.

The hair shopping we did the other day –  Ashia and I bought lots and lots of hair – came in real handy, as I had this great cap style going into the studio, then though for a bit of realism, same store, same colour but hair down now, and jacket off with the sports bra also from Vinyl being used. I like being able to do these kinds of things, it makes for livening up the post for yourself just as much as your readers. I also used the sheen option in my Slink body HUD, and then the shimmer option on my LeLutka head HUD so that I looked like I had definitely been getting my Yoga on.

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 –

Street Style Star – The City RARE – Rowne

Mat Crate Relax – Unkindness

Industry Letters – Apple Fall

Odette Topiary, Planter –  Trompe Loeil 

Seaport Scooter – slate – Consignment

‘Ivory’ Monaco Scooter (plain luggage) – What Next 

Location –

Poses by –

Chic Girld Stroll – Winx & Flair 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Mesh Head Spencer – LeLutka

Shelby Skin Applier – Glam Affair @ Uber

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 57 – Flair

Hair:

Rival Hair (with Cap Tinted), Jayden – #Foxy

Clothes:

Ela Shorts – Blueberry

Aspen Bomber Jacket, Dragon Sports Bra –   Vinyl @ Tannenbaum

Shoes :

Ibiza – N-Core

Accessories :

Summer yoga bag (Rare) – Zenith

A view of a dream

A view of a dream

Last week for FLF Vinyl had the lovely Chai Slip dress as their item, in a special Camo print. I am a lover of camo, and I already had the fatpack of the dress, but it was stuck in my mind when wearing these boots by Vale Koer. The boots are amazing, so high up the thigh, they are so close to being pants.  So when thinking what can I wear with these the dress just flew into my mind and sure enough perfect fit. The dress sits enough away from the legs to slide the boots right up and under there, and is still short enough and high on the sides to see that it is a fabulous combination.

The fun thing about the fatpack is that there are all these print options, not only the solids, and while the HUD does not actually show which button is which print, it was fun to try each and every one, which I don’t think I would have done had the image just been visible. The black and gold is an unusual choice for me because I am definitely silver dominant, but it was just the right amount to enjoy, and spend some time out of my comfort zone…also there are many things I own that have gold only options that make it good to have some mixes available.

Then there are the things that give you all the metal options like these other great nails & rings sets by Formanails – I told you I went a bit nuts shopping there the other day – This set made me very happy, because in the ad it shows as having a butterfly perched on the rings, and I am not a fan of butterfly decoratively – I have quirks – but the ad showed that the butterfly had a hide option, and I think even if I had not already been a fan of the set, I would have purchased it just because the creator took that extra thought to make it optional. Lots of metal and colour options for the nails, they are bento and also you can wear the nails or the rings separately from each other.

I was on a roll, so the Glitter Freckles by Izzie’s recently being updated was a natural go to, these are the golds, but there are also silver options as well, and with the tint option on your head huds, you can recolour and have a great old time. I also got some glitter lashes appliers and did end up tinting those a little more than the soft gold they came with.

Some other things that made my weeks recently, first these adorable headphones by Mannequin. I saw the wire work and fell for them, they are adorable and come in Tiara, Doe, Bunny, Bun Bun and Meow, they come with gold, white or black options or my favourite fatpack. Then the other day I was having a chatter on facebook with a few different people and went to check the store of one which is Pink Cream Pie. I saw a bra type top with these very cool armbands and wanted to know if the armbands were separate. Sure enough, they were and that made them a must-have, as sometimes you just want a little something to take something else to another level. These are great and the materials and all that jazz are very well done.

This great style by Exile has been my on and off all week hair. I was even wearing it at Collabor88 earlier in the week where it is from having a chat with Anya Ohmai and Gidge Uriza and she admired it, which is always nice to hear when wearing a great item from an even greater creator.

Yesterday Whimsy, Ashia and I went to 6 Republic and everything was decor or builds and I went a little nuts, and you need to get over there so you can go nuts too, I bought most of the builds, because they were so inexpensive and just amazing work. This one is by Kraftwork and it is so awesome and this is just the window, there are so many great points of interest in the build that you can be taking photos for days, and it is not even furnished yet…the window seat is built in and the view is part of the set, which made it even more delightful.

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 –

Le Plateau Loft – Kraftwork @ 6 Republic

Location –

Poses by –

Kirin @ Kustom9

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head – LeLutka

Vera Skin Applier – Pink Fuel

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Glitter Freckles – Izzie’s

Glitter Lashes – Makeup Art

Hair:

Doll Parts – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Chai Slip Dress – Vinyl

Shoes :

Undercheek Boots – Vale Koer @ Kustom9

Accessories :

Ciri Nails & Rings – Formanails

Spirit Headphones – Mannequin

Daeny Armbands – Pink Cream Pie

Little Ray of Sunshine

Little Ray of Sunshine

These bell-bottoms by Overhigh click on all my bell-bottom love needs. Then after grabbing them in the darks set, I fell head over heels for the blouse, also an Overhigh item. Now the exciting but also at the same time upsetting thing, is that these are sold in colour sets. But when trying the demo you only see the one colour, and the displays only show one colour, so the fact that there are more than is a complete surprise.

I hope that the owner of the store considers showing the HUD of included colours on the items going forward, because while I ummed and ahhed over the blouse that was shown in pearl, opting to not go with the black also on display this golden yellow had me squealing in delight at having picked the right set. I still do not know how to run forward with this store, because had I picked the black, I would have been deciding on the black, but what if the other colours were all purple…again the decision is on the colour shown, so I would have survived, but Overhigh please consider showing the beautiful colours you have available as well.

This hair is by Sintiklia, and part of the Luxe Box for November. Now I appreciate the greatness that are these kind of boxes, but for me I tend to wait until I know what is in them, and if I can use the items, on searching the other day I found another month I purchased and never unpacked, because things get a vacation in my inventory sometimes. Anyway this hair had me buying it at full price, and while in the group I grabbed an older box from Oct last year, that had a great hair in it that Ashia had seen in a blog post recently. Those bloggers that blog old items, mixing it up, they are the ones to watch for sure. If you are in Luxe Box group, definitely make the most of the month and look at what is in older boxes, in case you need to grab those too, as you can only do so when in the group.

The hair comes with bangs options, but honestly the long luxurious waves and the centre part just screams 70’s love to me, and with the blouse and bell-bottoms already waiting, it was easy. I had taken a run over to Touchic for a cute gacha necklace they have out at the moment, and while there grabbed this great bag, which just happened to be in the colour to match my top, but also comes with a whole great collection of colours in a HUD.

I was unsure where to take my pics, but all you have to do at our platform is turn up your view, spin around and you are bound to find a room or build that Whimsy has decorated…perfect!

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 –

Bohemia Room, Lalia Sofa, Lalia table, Lalia Decor  – Concept 

Potted Plants, Old Glass Door – Soy

Location –

Poses by –

Kirin @ Kustom9

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head – LeLutka

Vera Skin Applier – Pink Fuel

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Pink Fuel

Hair:

Taya – Sintiklia Luxe Box November 2017

Clothes:

Bell pants, Blouse – Overhigh

Accessories :

Bold Heart Necklace – Bowtique

Taty Bag – Touchic

Ballerina 1 Nails – Formanails