Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's Cozy Inside

Is it only me???  Ever since the weirdness with SL this past weekend I cannot stop freezing up or crashing.  I have deleted and reinstalled viewers, checked the health of my comp, etc. to no avail.  So I am back in catch up mode (story of my life).  Today has been a quite a bit more stable and I was able to create a sweet Christmas scene with a cozy daybed that I would love to curl upon.  I think back to our pre-mesh days and I had zero interest in holiday items.  However, I love vintage in RL and there are so many stand-outs in SL...things that evoke deep sentiments and so I indulge, if only for a brief moment.

Daybed: Trompe Loeil: Snow Daybed: available in both PG and A versions, includes optional AO packs in case you want to customize it with your own textures. Otherwise, the bedding and blankets are color change.  Currently available at Collabor88.
Fireplace: noctis: Aloysus Edwardian fireplace - Gorgeous Art Nouveau period fireplace, a style that was particularly popular in Europe during the Edwardian years.  It has a crackling fire (w. sound) that I somehow managed to cut out of this shot..naturally. Currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight.
Tree: Dysfunctional Designs: Christmas Tree - if you did not get this tree last week for FLF and you like to decorate for Christmas, I hope you go back and get it.  This tree has all kinds of bells and whistles, different foliage colors, lights, ribbons, decorations, tree skirt - you name it, its customizable on top of being a really nice looking tree.
Chair, toys under tree: 8f8: Granny's Winter Cottage items: currently available at The Arcade.
Stars (wall, mantle), candles, lighted packages:  Trompe Loeil: gorgeous items you can win at The Arcade.  Make sure you get the so pretty advent calendar in front of the Gacha - it's free and precious. You will need that to open the keys, which is really fun on it's own. Cory never overcharges and none of the items are rare <3.
Nativity (left): Pixel Mode: Nativity: includes 4 different sign changes with a touch: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Nutcrackers: Convair: available in both white and color versions. These guys are mod and I shrunk them a lot from their original size: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Stockings: MishMish: Hammie Stocking: gift under the tree at The Arcade
Wreath: The Forge -  Xmas Crown Wreath - I blew it up and put it on the wall - gift under the tree at The Arcade.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Brr Cold

Oh, God. The Arcade! What a love/hate thing I have going on with that event.  I want it all, always, and I've basically forgotten how to blog for the last week as I have been stuffing my inventory to the gills like a squirrel stuffs acorns before winter.  I've always been an inventory hoarder since the beginning and something about having to get every single item from some sets (whether I use them is missing the point) that turns me into a Skinnerian button pusher.  Eh, but there are worse things to be in life than a bonafide SL fashion addict. I think I channeled The Blue Boy for my look today. It all just fell together perfectly once I was able to say "slow down, Eden" and start putting the look together.
I get way too long-winded in my posts, as Qopi has reminded me.  So instead of saying things twice, I will elaborate on the items in credits!

Dress: even.flow: Wendy Dress - Blue: available in many colors or as a FP HUD: New Release
Bow: ISON: Opulent Bow Tie - Frozen (Rare) - gorgeous! Currently available at The Arcade
Shoes: Ingenue: Jaclyn Shoes - Denim (for Belleza and Slink Med feet). Currently available at The Arcade
Stockings: Cannibelle: Fishnet / Knee Sock Combo - Lights: available at Winter Trend
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Xy with Panda / Ginger Kitty Earmuff: Currently available at The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair: December skin - Asia 04: Currently available at The Arcade
Nails: Hello Dave: VIP's Pretty: the best deal around - 50L join fee for group and a new set weekly plus all the previous past gifts you can gorge on! Join now before she knows how darn good she is! <3
Poses: Le Poppycock - from the Die A Little - A set

Monday, November 24, 2014

Is There Still Hope?

My husband, who was the sweetest man in the world, loved birds of prey.  He always said they were so interesting and smart. He died suddenly a few years ago in November and so when I see these birds I always smile a bit as if he is sending me a message (as well as hope they don't catch any little cuties).  Consider it just a bit of my strangeness. The November round of Genre is post apocalyptic not really getting down with happy holidays, but Genre has never claimed to be mainstream.  Bliensen + MaiTai is a regular participant in the event and Plurabelle Laszlo has created a Bottle Cap mask and necklace for the event.  I first remember Bleinsen + MaiTai for a free Bottle Cap necklace in the store about a zillion years ago when I was blogging for Free*Style.  It was with that necklace that I started to love her work so I feel it is only natural that I don the new edgier set.  The necklace comes in versions for both men and women and the mask is not rigged, so I don't see why it could not be worn by a male face with a bit of improvisation.
Ison's outfit for this month's Collabor88, really fit for the look I was going for.  The bandage top is modern and deconstructed and the back details are glorious.  The side lace pants are pretty darn sweet themselves, with really outstanding work on the side details. Wasabi Pills adorable Kokoro hair for the Xiasumi Festival, which runs until the end of this month, is really quite exquisite and added enough sweetness to not leave my look seeming too harsh.

Mask + Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai: Bottle Cap Mask / Necklace (f): currently available at Genre
Shirt: ISON: Bandage Back Top - olive: currently available at Collabor88
Pants: ISON: Side Lace Pants - taupe: currently available at Collabor88
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Kokoro: currently available at Xiasumi Festival
Skin: Essences: LouLou {TDRF} pale01: I picked it up last week at TDRF, it not there try store
Eye Makeup: Wicked Peach: Winter Harvest Makeup 06: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: Axix: from the Lady Crow set (includes crows): caw caw

taken at The Wastelands

Thursday, November 20, 2014

21Shoe: Sneak Peek for November 21

I have been completely crashtastic for the last couple of week so no fanceh photos today, but I think the news is more important than the photo in this case! 21Shoe is back in a big way! If you are unfamiliar with 21Shoe it's essentially a one day event, occurring on the 21st of each month, where a slew of shoe designers offer a 2 for 1 deal on shoes.  In the past these shoes were only been available on that particular day, but the rule has been expanded to where the shoe must be either new or exclusive.  Other than that there are really no limits, though you may find that many of the shoes are for Slink Mesh Feet or for one of the newer mesh bodies. However, that may not always be the case so be sure to check the specification for each shoe.  For a quick peak at tomorrow's shoes check out the 21Shoe Blog!  I am always excited on "21 day" and can't wait to indulge my shoe passion tomorrow!
Also, 21Shoe is what is termed a floating event in that there is not one specific location for the event and takes place at each participating designer's main store.  I am happy to show you the shoes that will be available from some of my favorite designers.  On top, are Suzette Heels from Ingenue.  For the price of one shoe you get both the lipstick and teal colors and these are made for Slink Medium Mesh Feet and Belleza's mesh body.  Below are from Bliensen + MaiTai, which is offering two different shoes for the price of one: Cerise Heels in Houndstooth for Slink Medium Mesh Feet and include both rigged and unrigged versions as well as Strapped Heels for Slink High Mesh Feet and also include both rigged and unrigged versions.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter is Coming...Already?

It has been snowing like the dickens in RL and I've been dressing up Eden in warming clothes even though it is always warm on my platform where I hide most of the time. I am a big fan of Coco and I grab just about any coat or suit that she makes as they are always perfect.  She recently released the Chester Coat and a new Sweater with Shirt underneath and I had to have at least one color of each. The sweater has the added feature of a version that fits under coats and not having to fight mesh clash makes me very happy.  I guess I can justify buying more purely on that basis.
So much of the "stuff" I am wearing with the outfit is currently available at various events.  Wasabi Pills has the adorable Karin hair at FaMESHed for November.  I love the short bangs; besides being fresh, they always make me think of a gamine like Audrey Hepburn or Winona Rider.  The gorgeous shoes I am wearing are from Nardcotix, which has recently reopened and making stunning shoes. The Delilah Stilettos are currently available at The Liaison Collaborative.  There are versions for Slink high feet and Belleza and The Mesh Project bodies. Regretfully the shot came out so "white" with the lighting I used that you can't really make out the stockings I am wearing from Cannibelle. The designer, sweet Annabelle Couturier, has made some finely textured Micronet Tights for Cirque de Seraphim in both dark and light pastel tones.  Let me say this: I am a fussy shopper, I have a ton of things in my inventory and I have come to appreciate good designers.  Cannibelle is tops on my list for stockings and she makes appliers for just about any body, including toddlers.  The things on my nails are actually quite fantastic.  The Rawwr Claws are made by Plurabelle Lazslo of Bliensen + MaiTai for this month's round of We<3RP.  They are original mesh, available ready to wear for both slink casual and elegant hands as well as in sizes large enough as well as modifiable for the standard avatar hand, including for men.  They are delicious and a great statement piece!

Coat: *COCO*: ChesterCoat - LightBlue: New Release
Sweater: *COCO*: SweaterWithShirt -LightGrey: New Release
Skirt: *COCO*: PleatedMiniSkirt - Grey
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Karin: currently available at FaMESHed
Skin: Glam Affair: Katya - Europa 03
Makeup: The Wicked Peach: Winter Harvest Eye Makeup - 01: & Rosy - cheeks for lighter skin:           both available at The Liaison Collaborative
Stockings: Cannibelle: Micronet Tights - light blue: available at Cirque de Seraphim
Shoes: Nardcotix: Delialah Stilettos - teal: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Claws: Bliensen+MaiTai: Rawwr Claws: silver: available at We<3RP
Pose: Everglow: from the Comfy set: available at The Liaison Collaborative

Photo taken at NorderNey