Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monotone Matchup

A new round of Uber started a few days and this event is turning out to be one of my favorites for sophisticated clothing.  Ison, who presents his new Celestial set at Uber, is probably hands down my favorite designer - I cannot wait to see what he releases next.  His looks are always clean lines and impeccable tailoring, which is my preferred way to dress.  The outfit consists of a shirt, skirt and necklace, all which I'm showing today.  Because of the flair at the bottom of the shirt, it should be easy to wear with slim slacks or any trim skirt and I can see the skirt looking fantastic with a riding jacket.  Both the skirt and top are available in 5 different colors.  The Celestial Neck Piece is also available in Silver or Gold and makes a gold statement.  My hair is a recent release from Truth called Ivana. It's a cross between an updo and pigtails, which makes it really versatile.

Credits:
Shirt: ISON: Celestial Bell-sleeve Top - dark - New Release available @ Uber
Skirt: ISON: Celestial Maxi Skirt - Tan - New Release available @ Uber
Neckpiece: ISON: Celestial Neck Piece - silver - New Release available @ Uber
Hair: Truth: Ivana - New Release
Ring: Candy Doll - Pearl Ring - Gold (includes HUD for stone and metal variations)
Shoes; Eudora 3D: Classic Pumps - Available at The Liaison Collaborative - closes early this round for a big move so get there ASAP
Skin: Glam Affair: Cassia - Artic 06

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Red Queen

More awesomeness from The Liaison Collaborative this month.  The theme this month is Classic Romance as we head towards Valentine's Day and other lovey things.  Also the most adorable newer hair from Truth!  Check out credits for all the info!
Credits:
Hair: Truth: Minerva: perfectly romantic, casual yet can be dressed up. New Release
Skin: Glam Affair: Sia - Arctic Tone 05 B: currently available at Leaf on the Wind (100% Donation)
Lashes: Gaeline: Felicia Lashes
Eyes: Ikon: Destiny Eyes: Clarity
Jewelry: Izzie's: Includes 2 pearl crowns (w/& w/o fishnet), 3 pearl necklaces (variations on flower), 1 pair of pearl earrings, 1 bracelet (one for each wrist): available in 5 colors or do yourself a favor and get them all - they are so very pretty: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Gown: Junbug: Mademoiselle Coco: Ruby: available in 8 gorgeous colors: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Poses: Le Poppycock: from the Yesternight's Dream set: available at The Liaison Collaborative (a auto-favorite set that includes masquerade masks or swans (depending on the pose): includes separate poses as well as poses within the prop, making it super friendly for non-rez sims) 

Monday, January 12, 2015

London Calling: Leaf on the Wind and Cute Builds

Ok. First the serious stuff. One very generous and talented lady, Scarlet Chandrayaan, of Alouette, recently received word of the news nobody ever wants to hear: cancer.  And to make it seem worse, she was ready to embark on a happy chapter of her life, making a big move to live with her love, and only 26 to boot.  But SL did what SL does at it's best; dear friends of Scarlet came together and put together the Leaf on the Wind event, which is raising funds so that Scarlet can visit London, which is a biggie on her bucket list. Some folks sneer at fundraisers, but I believe in them in most cases, At some point in are life we encounter big obstacles: financially, healthwise or a significant death, and I think fundraisers in SL do 2 big things: money (obviously) and emotional support that says "somebody cares about me".  The event runs to February 1st and includes donation items, raffles and direct donations as well as a way to send a personal message to Scarlet.

Speaking of caring, darling Pixiplumb Flanagan from Baby Monkey is offering free mesh shirts (M/F) that say "Je suis Charlie", a phrase adopted by people who support freedom of expression after the recent Paris massacre where 12 people were killed at the offices of newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a far left leaning satirical weekly that pokes a stick at current affairs. If you are someone who wants to express solidarity for the victims and what they stand for, pick one up.
Somewhat prophetically, Apple Fall has made an adorable shop prefab for The Liaison Collaborative, which opens with it's new round, Classic Romance, on January 15. The build is a lightweight with a LI of 34. It has 2 working floors and the cutest trashy stairway that you see in old builds, which I am very familiar with from my dead broke and hungry years. A UV map for the sign is included for your own brand. I decided that since London is the topic of the day, that turning the build into something that might look like a building on the real Portobello Road, that runs straight through the heart of Notting Hill in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea in West London.  The build was so much fun to decorate, that my problem was I had difficulty stopping once I got to it.

Credits:
Stuff from Leaf on the Wind: everything at the event has some level of donation
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Amy (aka Scarlet)
Skin: Glam Affair: Sia - Artic 05B
Boots: Foresaken: Union Queen boots
London Sign: Black Tulip
Stuff from The Liaison Collaborative (opens Feb 15)
Building: Apple Fall: Portobello Corner Store
Jewelry: Cae: Romantique Collection (incl, HUD for texture change and resize)
other
Shirt: Baby Monkey: 'I am Charlie' Tee: womens: Freeeeee (on the desk)
Skirt: Maitreya: Mini Skirt: Vivid Leather - Lust
Stockings: erratic: Ripped Stockings - blue
Pose: Le Poppycock: currently available at The Chapter Four
All the other things are just part of my vast collection of stuff.  If you have any questions, just IM me in-world

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Snow Queen 2015

Just being a normal girl today.  A new month means lots of new events and fun things to buy.

Credits:
Hair: Truth: Harmony - includes ponytail and updo versions - new release
Skin: Glam Affair: Miko Chii skin - artic 01E
Coat: Blank Line: Mountain Para - both m/f versions with a lot of options - new @ The Men's Dept.
Pants: Fishy Strawberry: Snowday Pants - Grey: Hud to change ankle, tie and logo textures: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Shoes: United Colors: Gold Studds sneakers - red: new release @ The Men's Dept.
Hands: Slink - elegant
Pose - Sari-Sari: from the Snow Love Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative - there are some wonderful poses, some with props to win! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Babes in the Wood

Hi all. Hope your holidays, however you celebrate, have been well.  I actually presented a clean house and marvelous feast and promptly fell over ill as soon as the last guest left my house :) After a few days of nearly continuous sleep and a few bowls of  "sick soup" (what we call my homemade chicken rice soup) I am hoping to get up most of my backlog of photos taken for holiday events. I've really enjoyed blogging some of the Christmas and seasonal items available this year in SL, wares I previously avoided in pre-mesh days.  If you are still in the spirit but done with Christmas trees and Santa suits a great place to visit is Gothmas by Gaslight.  GxG, which it's also called, is brought to you by Cursed Events (who also host A Tattered Page, World Goth Fair, etc.) runs through January 3 and a great place to visit for unusual holiday fare. All vendors this year have been updated for gifting options and there are many exclusive versions of items that will not be available after the event, so do not miss.  Another event still in the running with lots of 'wintery but not necessarily Christmasy' items is The Liaison Collaborative.  I think December is the best month for this production that adds gachas to the goods on top of wearables, decor and fantastic poses. Lastly, a personal favorite of mine, is Creation.jp which rolls around quarterly and always has items from designers that rarely sell items as often as I would like them to, making it a real treat!

Credits:
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Breeze: currently available at Creation.jp
Skin: Glam Affair: Miko Chii - Arctic 10f
Makeup: Beautiful Freak Cosmetics: Bitter Winter Makeover: currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight
Dress: Senzafine: Isadora - gorgeous original gown available in 3 color huds - currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight
Jewelry: House of Rain: Daggers: I always look forward to any new work from Axi Kurmin, This dramatic set also includes earrings and each item has fully customizable metal components - currently available at Gothmas by Gaslight
Build: Dutchie: Tea Dome De Vecht: lovely little hideaway: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Cardinals: Half-Deer: includes animated and static: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: Le Poppycock: from the "Peace" gacha poses - utterly fantastic set of poses - currently available at The Liaison Collaborative