Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eden & Fallacy Pretending to be Casual

Fallacy, of course, wants to do a post together on the night when SL is not allowing us to TP ANYWHERE! But like all things SL, things went back to normal.  You just have to go with the flow, but there is a certain amount of camaraderie in us all being stuck in the same boat. The grid right now is flooded with pretty things, springy things, and it feels good, at least to me who lives in the north and suffered through the worst winter.  Fallacy, my southern belle, got her share this year, too.  So, we've been happily skipping through the stores and current events and have both put together the cutest ensembles.  Eden, on the left, has on a hodgepodge of items, and I think instead of saying it both here and in the credits, I will throw in thoughts about what I loved about these items down below.  Fallacy, on the right, is as cute as I've ever seen her and gets credit for the photo. I get credit for suffering through Fallacy getting the right skin, location, and angle, lol.  I really do love her.

On Eden (left) top to toe
Hair: lamb: Portland - Dust: available at Collabor88.  Sometimes it's like impossible to find good hair for glasses.  This one is PERFECT. and I enjoyed the hipster references in the hair's names.
Glasses: (Yummy) CatEye Rose Shades - Pastel : Available at Collabor88 fanceh!
Skin: Glam Affair: Aria - Artic 03: available at Collabot88.  I should just marry GA.
Dress: Coco: Boat Neck Dress - baby blue: Available at The Seasons Story.  Coco is a no brainer for me for perfect, subtle well-fitted looks. The length is just right.
Necklace: Cutie Moon Locket: FREE \o/ at the Cutie Moon Fair at the landing point
Bag: Atomic: Scout Bag 03: Gacha: Available at the Cutie Moon Fair - so many flavors! and I like the name "scout"
Shoes: Ingenue: Lily Flats - Violet: avaiable at Collabor88. Anything Betty Doyle of Ingenue makes is impeccable, perfect and classic.
Pose: an lar poses: from the Conventional Series: available for 50% off right now at The 100 Block Fashion Fair

On Fallacy (right) top to toe
Hair: *ARGRACE* HARUKA - Sandy Blonde: that is some adorable windswept hair!
Headband: pr!tty - Nature Girl - .Headband: Available at The Seasons Story
Skin: Essences: Song *ivoire* blonde - this is the store Fallacy should marry.
Eyeshadow: MONS / Makeups - Eyeshadow Asian - dream : Available at the Cosmetic's Fair
Lashes: mon cheri: "Falsies" Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Necklace: [tea.s] Eden's Necklace - Rose - aww why thank you, Tea :)
Dress: Zenith: (Blue)Denim Lace Dress : Available at The Seasons Story: gosh that looks so good on her!
Shoes: : . a i s l i n g . Indiana Shoes /Yellow: Available at The Season's Story
Pose: Kirin Poses - My Cute Pinwheel Orange Sun: available at Seasons Story. It's a hoot to witness Fallacy obsess over which color pinwheel to chose:)  All poses included with each pinwheel.

And both of us are wearing Slink hands and feet!! xoxo
Photographed at The Trace

Saturday, April 12, 2014

4.12.14 Ladyish

One thing I've learned to enjoy as I have gotten..ahem...older is playing up my feminine side.  If there was ever a time to indulge in this, it's now.  Two particular events this month are all about spring, Collabor88 and The Season's Story. Maitreya's Wrap Dress for Collabor88 is the ultimate lady dress with its flimsy, washed out floral pattern.  It is very body hugging and I find the lower neckline to be quite sexy to the point that I didn't want to alter it with a necklace.  Truth has a few hairs out right now that feature optional floral additions.  This style, Fleur, is available at The Season's Story, and include 4 different color flowers.  I am not good at completely playing it straight so I added the Eyebag from Pixicat, which was a store newly featured in 50 Linden Friday last week.  It is a gacha at 50L per play; I played long and hard and lucked out with one of the rare bags that includes all the colors as well as the spikes. All bags, even the commons, allow you to change the eye color and comes 3 ways: clutch, cross chest and side strap.  I loved all the shops on this little sim and enjoyed it immensely.  My pose is from an lar's Conventional Series, which is available at Depraved Nation's 100 Block Fashion Fair for 50% off!                     

Dress: Maitreya: Wrap Dress - Tender: Available at Collabor88
Bag: Pixicat: Eyebag - spikes (rare) 50L/play
Hair: Truth: Fleur: available at The Season's Story
Skin: Glam Affair: Monkatana - Europa 05
Eyes: Ikon: Destiny Eyes - Clarity
Pose: an lar poses: from the Conventional Series: available at Depraved Nation's 100 Block Fashion Fair: 50% off - great set of blogging poses
Hands: Slink - Elegant
Photo taken at The Trace, where it's now all about Spring

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4.4.14 Batdog takes over The Men's Dept.

TMD April 2014 Birdy Batdog et al_001

Birdy has turned me into one of those "doll carriers".  I'm not usually the type for those huggy things that get attached to your avatar but Birdy makes some of the most adorable mesh animals that I have joined the ranks.  Birdy is releasing the Batdog at The Men's Department for it's April round that begins on the 5th. This round marks the 2 year anniversary of The Men's Department and the designers for this round have really outdone themselves.  Many have also included a bonus gift with your purchase as a thank you to the support the event has been given. I grew up with Dachshunds and they are my favorite pup...all hound and still small enough to take everywhere so this was instant love for me.  The dog comes in 2 versions: one without the mask and one with and also includes a mask for your avatar so that you can be a badass duo avengers.  Truth's new Lagertha hair is perfect for the mask.  Make sure you wear a hairbase with this one as it does sit off your face.  I don't know what planet I've been orbiting but I was unaware that Truth released new hairbases for mesh hair.  You can find them in the color sample boxes scattered throughout the store.  I have not taken off Glam Affair's Sylvia skin in the Jamaica tone from Collabor88 for days now. I picked up a variety of lip colors and eye shadows which makes it a recommended pick. You can pick it up for a few more minutes at C88.  

Pet: Birdy: Bat Dog (without cap) and Human Batcap (Unisex): available at The Men's Dept. on April 5th
Hair: Truth: Lagertha: Blondes
Skin: Glam Affair: Sylvia: Jamaica: available for a few more mins at Collabor88
Corset: League: Nyx Corset: Lavender
Skirt: Boom: Tweed Mini Skirt: Graphite: I picked it up at the last round of TDR Fusion and should now be in the store.
Eyes: IKON: Destiny Eyes: Clarity
Hands: Slink: Elegant Hands with Glam Affair Jamaica Appliers
Pose: !Bang: from the Pose Set 11-15

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Surrounded by Cuteness

OHai! So, I don't usually buy cute things for my avatar, cuz well, I just can't pull off "cute" as a general rule, (I pride myself on having a permanent scowl on my face - it's more intimidating *snarls*) BUT I came across so many adorable things this week, I just had to cave.

It all started when I found the most ADORBS starry blush at The Skin Fair 2014, from Adore&Abhor. There's 11 blushes in the pack, with & without stars, and its FREE! Then I came across the Harrah dress from coldLogic. It's available in 8 colors, and the style makes it perfect for spring! Next was the March group gift from Moon. A totally cute hair, in a bubblegum pink tone called "Pritty in Pink". There's a L$200 join fee, but you can also buy this color in the "Ombre Dolly" pack, if you'd prefer. (Although I recommend you join the group, as they have some fabulous hairs!) The final straw was when I visited The Dressing Room Fusion today. A new round just started, and they have a LOT of great stuff! I'm a HUGE Essences fan, and she has 3 new skins available for only L$70 each. One, of which, I knew would go great with my new dress. And when I found the rainbow headband by pr!tty during my trip, I knew that was the perfect final accessory for my "cute" theme.

For my photo scene, I decided to make use of the awesomely adorable sheep from d-lab, which was in the Fifty Linden Friday round for this week. They come in 2 tones, and have 4 variations in each pack - one of which is animated! They also have built in poses, so you can sit on them. SO CUTE! And then I added 3 items from my lovely friend Andel Rhiadra, owner of A.D.D. Andel! - Hanging Wire Hearts, String Lights, and Party Balloons which you can find at the Adore&Abhor Anniversary event.
I don't know, but for somebody that can't pull off cute, I think it turned out pretty well! :D See you next time! <3

Skin: Essences - Harper TDRF02 at The Dressing Room Fusion 3/29/2014
Eyes: adored - unreal eyes - candy Marketplace
Hair: MOON {Hair} Serenade - Pritty in Pink - March Group Gift
Headband: pr!tty - Spring Dreaming - Rainbow Headband at The Dressing Room Fusion 3/29/2014
Dress: coldLogic - Harrah - peach sky
Bracelet: Lazuri Spring Collection Group Exclusive Bracelet (not sure if this one is still available)
Star blush: Adore&Abhor Princess Star Blush - Pink at The Skin Fair 2014 - Ends 3/30/2014 so hurry!
Hands & Feet: SLink - Casual Hands / Medium Feet
Poses: Stand: Diesel Works  Jazz-3
           Sit: **KoumB** - Crouch - 2.2 (no longer available)
Shape & Tattoo: My own

Rezzed items:
Hanging Wire Hearts, String Lights - A.D.D.Andel!
Party Balloons - A.D.D.Andel! at the Adore&Abhor Anniversary Event
Sheep: d-lab Chair-sheep-ve for Fifty Linden Friday 3/28/2014
Trees: HappyMood - Garden Tree04

Friday, March 28, 2014

3.27.14: Returning from the Dead and Channeling Claire

3.27.14 lotd

So I've been horribly sick for the last 2 weeks with some unknown ailment; maybe it was the flu but I did get a flu shot. But I've been feverish and achy and pretty much out of commission besides short stints on SL to talk to the bossman and get messages.  Instead, I've been catching up with House of Cards on Netflix.  I don't know about you but I tend to be one of those people that hang on and wait to watch, primarily because I am so sad when something is done and you have to wait again. So I've been clinging to them and decided that since I was basically a miserable, throbbing mess that this would be a good time.  It was and I'm still hanging on to the final episodes of Season 2, but I've become obsessed with Claire and particularly the way she dresses.  To say her dress is understated is an understatement...she takes clean and simple, which I happen to love, to an extreme.  The accessories I am using would be way over the top for her, but this is SL an The d so I get to do it my way.  The Liv dress from Color.Me.H.O.F. is nothing short of perfection. The texture choice is crisp and the seams are just right.  For me it is the perfect palette to dress up carefully.  You can pick this up for cheap at Collabor88 for about another week.  I added two accessories from ieQED, because Sigifaust has a great range. Both of these items are upgrades from pieces she made for HANDverk, her previous brand.  The scale paudrons are newly textured and matierials ready, and gorgeous as you can see in the small image.  The Rose Sandals are also an update, now made for Slink High Feet and feature a new open toe.  You can pick them up through the first week of April at The Theme Park.  They are gorgeous.  The Sylvia skin from Glam Affair in the Jamaica tone is a nice change for me. I tend to go super pale and I needed some color after feeling so green at the gills.  It is also discounted at Collabor88.

Dress: Color.Me.HOF: Liv Dress - taupe: available at Collabor88
Bag: Glam Affair: Business Tote - Candy: available at Collabor88
Paudrons: ieQED: Scale Paudrons - Gold
Shoes: ieQED: Rose Sandals - Orange: available at The Theme Park
Skin: Glam Affair: Sylvia Jamaica - Base B: available at Collabor88
Lipstick: Glam Affair: Sylvia Lipstick 01B: available at Collabor88
Eye Shadow: Glam Affair: Sylvia: Eyes Makeup 01: available at Collabor88
Hands and High Feet: Slink
Skin Appliers: Glam Affair: Jamaica
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Hathaway Hair: dark blonde
Poses: an lar: from the Sorow Series