Monday, October 20, 2014

Into the Woods


It's the final week of Mystic Realms and if you have not been there you really must.  I am not an RP'er but I like to switch up my look and the shopping there was absolutely fantastic.  Even G Field is there and it is always nice to see new works from Cerebus Noel.  I am a long time fan of the meticulous effort put into items.  I still have hundreds of pairs of the sculpt shoes because they have simply held up to the test of time, while others have been tossed and forgotten. G Field's Elwyn outfit is a single piece, though it looks like separates.  It comes in 5 standard sizes and in 4 colors. If you can't decide which to buy, get the fatpack because it's a really good value.  I've become more aware of Isabeau Baragula's work for Kalopsia, especially her range of skill.  She has several items at Mystic Realms including the stone arch, well, and tree bench shown here. However, if you visit The Men's Dept. right now you will see houses she has made to resemble metal shipping crates that are just as incredible.

Also brand new is Wasabi Pills Ariel hair which she has created for Fallen God's Anniversary. Among other event there is a small market with some of "the Gods'" favorite creators. It's a precious mid-length  rigged style with a bit of a lift and a braid across the top.  It is available in all of MissAllSunday's textures and includes hair bases.  Me likey :).

Credits:
Dress: G Field: Elwyn Outfit - Forest: available at Mystic Realms
Hair: Wasabi Pills: Ariel - Cinnamon: available at The Sun Market
Stockings: Cannibelle: Plain Ribbed Tights - Coffee
Skin: Glam Affair: Katelyn - Europa 03 - still one of my favorites
Eyes: IKON: Destiny Eyes - Clarity
Arch, Well, Tree Bench: Kalopsia: available at Mystic Realms
Pose: Axix: Ladycrow: available at Mystic Realms - awesome pose set!
Trees: Studio Skye: Enchanted Woods v2
Grasses: Happy Mood: Wire Grass - light green
               Lumiere: Dried Grass Ground Cover

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hooray for Cute!

It all started with the little horns on the hair. Tableau Vivant's new color huds are the bomb and the delicate streaks of pink in the blond pack are like spun sugar, especially near the top of the head. The effect on the Mimi attachments perfectly blends with Hallie hair, both available at Collabor88. I don't tend to be a flashy person so the subtle streaks allowed me to really get my face on. The skin is the new group gift at Glam Affair and I added Wicked Peach's Priestess Makeup which is available now The Liaison Collaborative and I am super pleased with the look.  Just what I need before I succumb to Autumn completely.
I am a long time fan of Mimikri, who I am thrilled to see at The Liaison Collaborative.  Mimikri has a casual way with glam that I appreciate and the Eve Embellished Dress is a cute little cocktail number that shows just enough to be sexy without having to desperately throw yourself at the grid.  My hair is covering the darling little jewels that dot the bust of the shirt but it is distinctly Mimikri. Baby Monkey has been on a roll producing SLink compatable shoes for a song compared to many stores. They are sold with a single color hud that basically serves as a fat pack for less than the price of many shoes.  Better yet, group members get half off on all new releases for the first week.

Poses do not get enough credit though I do think we are getting better at crediting them.  They make our picture.  I am extremely impressed with the new pose sets that Fanny Willis has created for Candy Fair. Since the event ends today I hope they are soon at her store. She is definitely a pose maker that I will seek out in the future!

Credits
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Hallie hair with Mimi extensions: Blond Hud: New Release currently available at Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair: Sia - Pearl - Dead Doll C: new group gift!
Makeup: Wicked Peach: Priestess Pack 1 - 2: New Release currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Dress: Mimikri: Eve Embellished Dress - Fire: New Release one of several colors available at The Liaison Collaborative
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Nilla - Slink High Foot compatible
Poses: Everglow: from the Sugar and Sweet sets that were just at Candy Fair

Monday, October 13, 2014

Candy, Oh?


I am hopelessly behind on blogging! RL has been busy and I am having computer issues, like PS refused to open on the cloud (grr) but I had to show you some of the cuteness over at Candy Fair 2014.  It's a bright spot on the current event calendar and has some really good stuff!   I was really impressed by how the organizers laid out the booths so that designers of similar products are near each other, e.g. poses.  Speaking of poses, I was super impressed with the pose sets that were being offered at the fair, so if you are in need, the Fair is definitely worth checking out.

Tableau Vivant, along with Glam Affair, have recently reopened with some great new changes. Tableau Vivant has reintroduced a new color line that is simply fantastic.  Hair color is changed via a new HUD that features 30 options. Even basic colors have a balayage effect so they never look flat. All new releases will feature the new colors:

10 new color charts:
Black + Whites
Blonds
Browns
Dip dye
Light brunette
Redheads
Shadows
Vivids+Pastels
Tie & die
Funk
and fatpacks will include the special Chemistry HUD that plays with a variety of colors and effects and will never be sold outside of fatpacks.  Because of the immensity of this endeavor, hair created prior to the new color HUDs will not be updated.

Credits:
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Aida: Shown with "Funky" hair, crown included: New Release!
Skin: Glam Affair: Asia: Viva la Noce (was FLF item last week) + Casia Lipcolor 10
Cute little monsters: even.flow: Monster Cushions: adorable gacha to rez or hold. All original artwork w/ 10 commons + 3 rares
Available at Candy Fair: 2 Sims: URLS are to shops, the Gacha Park is near the walkway between the sims!
Dress: Atomic: Sunday Dress - Blue
Armor: Pixicat: Crew Armor: cupcake: Gacha
Shoes: Eudora3D: Candy Heels for Slink High Feet
Candy Trees: Myrrine: Gacha
Table, Chairs and Tea Sets: Myrrine
Cakes: Paper Flowers: Gacha: shown: Hearts of Gold,  Fly Away With Me (rare), Elephant
Heart Cushion: Sways: Gacha: Miss You
Pose: NanTra: from the new Candygram series

Friday, October 10, 2014

Clarity

I was lucky enough to be able to preview the Mystic Realms Fair which officially opened today.  I think I went back at least 3 times.  Not only is the event huge with 2 packed sims, it offers so many amazing, high quality products.  Voshie Paine, Arica Storaro, Catheryne Darkfury and their team deserve high accolades for the setting and the collections. RP/Fantasy gear is no longer the exclusive territory of Goreans and other RP'ers and I am certain this has some controversy for the fundamentalists. This liberal Yankee girl embraces the inclusion of these works into fashionista land! It forces me to take an even bolder approach to styling, whether it's dressed in candy, battle gear or street chic.

It was instalove for me with TheMuses Callon outfit.  I remember the designer, Dolce Blackflag, from the days of PixelDolls and recognize the elaborate texturing that was so distinctive in those designs.  The outfit is a combination of mesh and system layers, which is actually quite practical for layering as well as movement.  The cloak is color change and the boots are sold separately. I've become latecomer on the bandwagon of Damselfly hair, but I've recently aquired several pieces and look forward to seeing their offerings at various events. The Sanica style for the fair is crazy messy in a good way and perfect for photos. Axix has a fantastic pose set at the event, Lady Crow, which has a lot of movement and include crows set for each pose.  Essences skin offering for the fair, Pearl, features light golden touches on the eyes and there are lipcolors available to purchase as well.  (Freebie alert! There is a free sample of lip color at the fair).

Credits: (all items are currently exclusively available at Mystic Realms.  I will provide slurls; follow the red arrow from the landing point to locate the appropriate shop.)
Hair: Damselfly: Sanica
Skin: Essences: Pearl - Medium
Dress & Boots: TheMuses: Callon - Brown
Pose: Axix: Lady Crow 5

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Candy & Cupcakes & Cookies OH MY

Taking a break from my Mystic Realms Faire hauls, I thought I'd highlight another terrific event that's going on until October 17th - The CANDY FAIR! Definitely the sweetest (no pun intended) event in all the land; you could get a cavity just from walking around for 10 minutes!
Visit the Candy Fair website for all the info, including a photo contest they have going!


This outfit (which is PERFECT for my look, I might add) is from The Sugar Garden. It comes in about 8 diff colors I think, but I LOVE chocolate, so of course I had to get that flavor. My shoes are from the KoiKoi gacha machine (yes, I still have a gacha addiction. I need a support group or something.). They are so yummy, you basically want to take one of and lick it. The heel even looks like a cone! They are simply brilliant. And the sucker - OMG the sucker! The coolest/funniest/most ADORBS sucker ever. You can WHACK PEOPLE WITH IT! If the person you're whacking is wearing a "Candy Crusher" HUD, you can actually knock them out, once you bonk them enough. And every time you swing, it poofs candy particles. SO CUTE!


Finishing off my look is a candy fair exclusive skin by Essences, called Ingrid. I swear, I should just pitch a tent in Inka's back yard. It would save me teleporting time. This one has 5 different makeup variations, and each is available in her new tones of pale 01, pale 02, medium 01 & medium 02. Another line to add to my collection! :D

If you haven't been to Candy Fair yet, you definitely don't want to miss it. But a warning: you might have to hit up the dentist afterwards, from all the sweets!

Credits:
Skin: Essences - Ingrid (CandyFair) Pale01 *makeup01* - Candy Fair 2014!
Outfit: .tsg. Lil' Lace - Melty Choco - Candy Fair 2014!
Shoes: KoiKoi Cherry Poppers Berry Fizz - Candy Fair 2014!
Stockings: T7E - Dipped! Thigh High Socks: Cream - Marketplace
Hair: (Chemistry) HAIR - Bubbles - Blooms - Rose
Septum piercing: Amala -  The Sadie Septum Ring - Silver - Candy Fair 2014!
Nose Chains: *~*HopScotch*~* Nhona Silver - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th!
Necklace: +Spellbound+ Eat Me Cookie Necklace // Pink/Lilac
Earrings: Bowtique - Icecream Earrings  - Marketplace
Ring: .Atomic. {Double Scoop} - Ring - Candy Fair 2014!
Bracelet: *MM* Yummy Charm Jewelry Set - Marketplace
Sucker: *BOOM* Candy Crusher (bubblegum) - Candy Fair 2014!
Nail Polish: [Fetch] Cutie  Nails - Candy Fair 2014!
Gum: Blow-Up - Bubble Gum

Poses:
Magic Nook
Purple Poses