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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 

On a Mission

MissionLaka Huds

Waiting to know what the day has in store for you, is my awaiting orders kind of vibe in my picture today. This garden shed, has such a great feel to it, I can imagine decorating it to the nines, but seriously as just some abandoned location in some far off Island somewhere, where there is possibility of a hostile takeover any minute, is too much fun also. The walls are gorgeous, every detail is inspired, I would love more pieces to this as a collection. Soy did an amazing job of this, and it is yours to be had at Collabor88 right now. I added some beautiful plants by Nomad that are also at the event, and they are great pieces if you like a tropical getaway.

Double breasted military button detailing always has me on rez. If it is good work more the better, but when it is Mutresse that just means exceptional work. The hotpants are just that and more, and then the extra tight in all the right places, tback vest is just icing on the cake. I had to include pics of the HUDs as I felt like I was letting you down only showing it in black, when it can be so much more. Do not misunderstand me, if it only came in black it would still be a must have item. You get not only the main faces to change though, as in the case of Mutresse items, there are multiple faces you can change with the outstanding array of colours and texture designs. This is also a C88 item, so get on over and get your wriggle on.

I went to Razor on a shopping jaunt earlier today. I like Razors edginess and as soon as I started to type Razor and Edge I snickered. The build is worth the visit, that guy really needs to build stores on the side for a living, because that build is stupendous. Anyway, moving on from that, I bought a few great fitting items, as they tend to include all options including both Slink bodies…I got this fantastic Guardian Chest and Leg harness set, with guns (guns are detachable). Gun stuff is not usually my go to, that is a Whimsy thing, but it was because of that, I wanted to gear up. It was mostly also because the strapping was so cool, it was a must have. Now there is also a chest section, not worn, and what I loved the most was that they included the legs section in a SHORTS size, as in to fit over the shorts they have in the store recently released around the same time as the harness SMART THINKING RAZOR – I wish more stores would create things to go with their other things – the bonus round was that because of that it fit perfectly over the Mutresse shorts, so it was double win.

I ran over to Red Mint and grabbed this hair that was just perfect to finish off the look. I had not been over in some time, and she has my heart over there that her blonde packs include her blacks – like winning the hair lottery for me. The ties around the tails have texture change options, some of which are metallic, but I am also looking forward to wearing the turquoise version also.

The outfit also gave me a chance to wear one of my favourite purchases from recent Shoetopia event, the Coco sandals with sheer socks, seriously love these shoes. They work with mid height feet, and just are so adorable. You can wear with or without the socks.

The Skinnery has released a skin applier for LeLutka at this round of C88, and it is a youthful charmer, with a small smattering of freckles. I am however wearing it with makeup acquired from the LeLutka Powder Pack of this past month, Pink Fuel lip gloss and eyeshadow from Slack Girl.

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 –

Garden Shed with Lblue Bricks – Soy @ Collabor88

Fan Palm, Banana Tree – Nomad @ Collabor88

Mali Shores Cottage – Trompe Loeil

Location –

Poses by –

Handy Expression 2 (Bento Compatible hands only) – Hopscotch Poses –  Pose Fair 2017 

POSEbilityPose Fair 2017 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Bento Head – LeLutka

Nora Skin Applier – The Skinnery  @ Collabor88

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : The Skinnery

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 1 – Flair

Glamorous Gloss LeLutka Applier – Pink Fuel – Powder Pack (April)

Smokelady Shadow – Slack Girl – Powder Pack (April)

Hair:

Hair 30’14 – Red Mint

Clothes:

Laka top and hot pants – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Shoes :

Mega Platform Sandals + Sheer Socks – COCO

Accessories :

Guardian Chest & Leg Harness – Razor

Daisy Choker – Noodles @ Collabor88


Verandering it’s a thing

Verandering

You may say porch, patio or verandah, but either way it is definitely the location of many fun times. Some use the front, the back or a separate little build like this great one by Cheeky Pea at this round of Uber. Filling it with some chillaxing items, one of which had to be a radio, because my verandah was all about dancing with cassette tapes playing, mixed tapes, or cassingles – seriously they were a thing.

Some great wicker chairs by Trompe Loeil, and some LODE decor, all combined together to just make perfection, and with SL having no weather system – don’t you often wish they did for real – it can be its own little home, because some days you just don’t want walls.

Now about these pants, serious love happening over here, instantly made me want to recreate some Charlies Angels dance moves, but no time today, lots of things brewing. The pants are by spirit and everything about them is gorgeous, the only sad part is I need MORE COLOURS there are great colours to choose from, and combinations using the fatpack options with bonus colours, but seriously where are all the other colours I want, these needs to come in a fiftyhundredy pack. I teamed it up with the great little crop tank by Cynful, this thing is off the chain, actually it is in the sense it is awesome, but the truth is that the chain is on the top. It has metal options and gemstone options, and some delightful fatpack colours as a bonus , which this great yellow is part of.

Teaming up the look with this lovely hair by Nani, that just flows all soft and luxurious it really is just a beautiful day lounging around look. Or if you want to do something even Funna, then you need to be sorting out your LeLutka Powder Pack from this month, and if you did not get it, trust me paying double for it now is still absolutely worth it especially for store owners that use a lot of different looks for store ads. There are three different full skin packs, a ton of make up options, and it is the very first pack, so it is just a MUST HAVE! all around.

I am wearing the glossy lipsticks by Pink Fuel, the gorgeous Maria skin by Glam Affair that came in all tones. Then adding the delightful lashes by Adored, with brows also by adored.

Honestly if you are LeLutka Bento head wearing, then this pack is something you need to grab, and if you know any new people, or are planning on kitting out an alt, this is a fantastic way to do so. I got it at the early sign up price of 1500L but it is now 3000L and as I said,  with three full skins alone, it is well worth the price either way.

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 –

Natalie Patio Set – Cheeky pea @ Uber

Rose Vintage Bucket [yellow], Jar Lamps – LODE* Decor 

My Vintage Radio (Decor) – Red – Le Primitif

Jenica Wicker Chair Light + Pillow – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Location –

Poses by –

oOo Studio

Eyes:

Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Cate Bento Head – LeLutka

Maria Skin Appliers – Glam Affair (LeLutka Powder Pack March 2017)

Glamorous Gloss – Pink Fuel (LeLutka Powder Pack March 2017)

Minxy Lashes, Andrea Brows – Adored (LeLutka Powder Pack March 2017)

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 1 – Flair

Hair:

Heidi Hair – Nani @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Bombshell top – Cynful @ Collabor88

Chill Pants – Spirit @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Coffin Nails Long (Slink Beta Bento) – Empire


Shoetopia 2017 – Features

I decided to do a fun little movie on my shopping prowess at Shoetopia…

When you have early access to an event, often as is the case, you run over grab all the things you can carry, and depart. Then realise that you did need at least 2 more fatpacks, and some guy shoes just in case you have to be a man for some reason or another. Then you decide to go back and forth another two times, and think you have it all sorted. Then hours before opening you realise you should have filmed it, and so you run back and you do…then realising later it’s not how you wanted to film it, because you have this awesome (to you) idea on how it should play out.

So then you go back use CTRL ALT SHIFT 4 removing all the avatars and yourself, and then film again. My apologies to those I stepped on, walked over and so on…there was this one time I ended up flying up and out a window, so I think I used someone as a ramp (sorry about that whoever you are).

I purchased as much as I could, had there been all options in many I would have most likely bought most of the event…but alas no, I was also lucky enough to be sent some items for blogging so incorporated both. What I did get, I was very impressed with, especially the different options in some styles, that just enhanced the footwear so much. I especially enjoyed the use of materials used by those that have that all sussed out. You can usually tell when rezzing the fabric of a shoe and you see the maps before you see the colours. Amazing for footwear, or any leather goods really, but seeing proper snakeskin or alligator, proper leather and the like, very nice indeed. Big thumbs up for the shoe creators at this event.

The location is easy to navigate, and the use of wardrobe props to give it a Carries closet like vibe, very smart on the organisers part. The event is a good way to get your footwear addiction taken care of, not all stores are represented, as often dates and time factors in there, but those that are present and accounted for did a great job, and some stores are newer to footwear creation but well known stores, so we hope this event urges them to keep on keeping on.

Teleport to Shoetopia

Succulent

Succulent

This top by Maddict at Collabor88 is meant to be worn with the matching panties…with a healthy dose of side boob, it is very alluring. However, the tunic style to it, had me wanting to piece together more of a day out and about look. Layering it over the top of an appliers knit sweater by Sn@tch and some recently updated to include appliers, frayed shorts by League – her texture work is marvelous, so I hope more of her older items end up updated to appliers.

With the addition of the booties by Mutresse, being able to change the colours combination with their fancy hud greatness, urged me to incorporate more colour into the look. I had originally opted for a grey combination, but I found this old clutch I had from many years ago – so old it is sculpts, but still looks great – so the colours just kept popping.

Grey and Yellow are also a great combination, and I could not resist the sunny options of this little cabinet, and the oh so cute ceramic friends decor. I resized them all, as I am prone to do if you give me the option, so I made a little Succulents family.

I am still enamored by my Cate head by LeLutka that is at Skin Fair at the moment, the skin I am wearing is the Cate skin by Glam Affair also at Skin Fair, with some of the beautiful make up that comes with. I love this smokey soft grey eyeshadow, will be keeping that on for a bit.

Mina of Mina Hair just added some new textures to her packs, giving more realism to some of her tones. So if you had not previously found one you loved, have another look, this june style is at Kustom9 this round.

Skin Fair Sim 1: Teleport 
Skin Fair Sim 2: Teleport

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 –

Sunday Morning Cabinet – Sunny, Ceramic Friends – MishMish @ Collabor88

Industrial Wall Light – Meva

Mainstream Mirror – Cheeky Pea

Silence Chair – Beuno @ The Arcade

Maple Rug – Winx & Flair

Location –

Poses by –

Marukin@ Collabor88

Eyes:

COMING SOON

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Cate Head – LeLutka @ Skin Fair 2017

Cate Skin appliers – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair 2017

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 28- Flair

Hair:

June Hair – Mina @ Kustom9

Clothes:

Mishi Top – Maddict @ Collabor88

Full Knit Bodysuit (Appliers) – Sn@tch

Frayed Denim Shorts (Appliers) – League

Shoes :

Jessie Boots – Mutresse @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Rio Carry All Clutch – Osakki (no longer open)


Hair Fair 2017 Designer Applications OPEN

Hair Fair Designer Applications are now OPEN to all that create and sell hair….see you at the Fair

Hair Fair

You can apply for Hair Fair 2017 by using the form on this link HERE. Please read the rules, as they are binding. We hope you as Hair creators will join us as we get together to not only show the whole of Second Life what wonderful Hair creations and creators we have, but also to help the Charity we support each year Wigs for Kids.

Hair Fair 2017 COMING SOON

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The Bill

The Bill

One of my favourite looks is so ‘American’, to us down here anyway. It is Nautical inspired, and it is the red, white and blue, but this time without the red. The clean living, summer time fun of ‘America’ that we see in Movies and TV, and it always makes me happy…when I was in the U.S I really did squeal the first time I went into a furniture store, and saw that you did sell looks like that, little anchors and ship paraphernalia strewn around the room.

Now while this look does go together that way for me, I could not help feeling like I had geeked out so much, that I was suddenly in some kind of kitchenette of The Tardis. Having been a Dr Who fan in its original time on our planet, I was all good with that.

Dynamic hands just hit Slink, and if you like me have their original mesh rigged/avenhance versions, then you get a free update. The people that had single hands get the hands and one pose position that is based on the look of the original single, if you had the five pack or fatpack, then you get the hands, idle animations included and the poses of the previous positions. Idle animations make your hands and fingers move randomly as you are just standing around, and what I love the most is that if you have many AO’s like me, then they give them a huge new life, because now those same ao’s have moving hands and fingers, so much cool.

If you had multiple single hands, they made it possible to merge the poses into one hud. So you just rez the hud and drag the poses to it from the other options. Or you can buy the static poses or idle animations separately. They are using the Bento skeleton we all have now, so if you have other Bento poses or animations, you can also use those. Take note though, depending on hand size and what the creator of the poses and animations was using to test, there may be some different outcomes. I am also wearing the Ballerina Nail add ons you can get at Skin Fair.

HOWEVER…I also purchased the Fate Hand Poser, which is a tool much like Animare, in that you can override the movement of each finger and wrist, and fix or change the overall look. It has a lot of features as well as some already set hand poses. I did use a pose from a posestore that had bento finger placement, but with the sleeves of the cardigan clipping slightly at the thumb, I was able to use the Hand Poser and fix that. It would also mean that all those poses you have had over the years can now also be tweaked and reimagined….SL just got a whole lot funna.

I also wanted to use the NEW attachment points SL gave us with bento, which is right and left ring fingers. This does not mean that you suddenly have bento rings, it does though mean that if you have rings you wear on those fingers, they should move with your hands instead of floating all over the place. The ring I am wearing is one ring that spans across three fingers though, so when changing hand positions with my Slink Dynamic HUD, I did notice most movement was great, but some the index finger did clip,  again the type of ring style will make a difference, but knowing that is my decision to wear it anyway.

The hair I am wearing is by Exile, it is a lovely style that caresses the shoulders and is just an effortless look, which is the look I definitely needed. The glasses are by Yummy, and they give me that knowing and doing vibe I wanted. Narcisse just released this beautiful bustier that is at this round of Mesh Body Addicts, and has great hud options if you buy the mini packs, or the full fatpack, that allow you to change the boning cage colour and body of the bustier separately. Teamed up with these great jeans by Addams that of course with the texture change belt, did not disappoint, giving me a white belt to play off the rest of my look.

The oversized cardi is perfect, and fits so well over both pieces, and then down to my feet, which are the latest Ingenue sneakers, that are so sweet and rubbery soled goodness. The furniture is a bit of cheeky pea old and newer, and a gacha license plate I grabbed at The Arcade by Consignment, that of course I made bigger, I tend to do that, however the Owl fancy lamp by Mutresse (another of that awesome collection) I actually made smaller, because it is so cute on that shelf.

The skin I am wearing is by Lara Hurley and is at the ongoing Skin Fair 2017, it is just adorable, and there are make up options included, as well as add on lipsticks you can purchase, so you are well covered.

Skin Fair Sim 1: Teleport 
Skin Fair Sim 2: Teleport

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

Fate Hand Poser 

Props, Furniture, Build –

Game Day – License plate Coffee – Consignment @ The Arcade

:CP: Poppy Cabinet Winter – Cheeky Pea @ N21

Farmhouse Mugs, Bench – Cheeky Pea

Owl Fancy Lamps – Mutresse @ The Arcade

Location –

Poses by –

La Baguette

Eyes:

COMING SOON

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Cate Bento Mesh Head – LeLutka @ Skin Fair 2017

Rie Skin Applier (LeLutka), Rie Lipstick Appliers – Lara Hurley @ Skin Fair 2017

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

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Lara Hurley

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 21 – Flair

Slink Dynamic Ballerina Add on Nails – Slink @ Skin Fair 2017

Hair:

Not Today – Exile @ Collabor88

Clothes:

Dakota Bustier – Narcisse @ Mesh Body Addicts

Calm Cardigan – Pixicat @ Collabor88

Ginger Boyfriends Jeans – Addams

Shoes :

Ulla Sneakers – Ingenue @ Collabor88

Accessories :

Polly Ring – Mandala

Vincent Glasses – Yummy @ Collabor88