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

Monday, November 17, 2014

I feel a Nip in the Air

In RL you can feel much more than a nip as we are receiving a massive Arctic blast and the only reasonable place to be is bundled up in your home.  On days like this my gratitude simply overflows for what I have.  Tableau Vivant and Glam Affair have collaborated on a hair/skin look that is sold together!  Miko Chii has been made for the CosplaySL event, which runs November 15 - 30.  How it works is that there are 11 different combinations to chose from, each corresponding to one of Tableau Vivant's hair HUD options, and a Glam Affair skin is specially chosen and included to enhance the hair.  The hair HUD includes 30 color options and includes 3 sizes. The skin chosen is in the Arctic tone and includes several brow shapes and color options. Because the skin and hair is sold together, your option to mix and match is to purchase more than one combination.

The clothing and accessories I am wearing are currently available at The Liaison Collaborative. Valentina E is offering the cozy  Kristin knit dress that includes a matching scarf.  It is available in 4 color options.   The pomme de pin set from Cae includes a necklace and earrings.  This special set is fully customizable and you can change the texture of each separate element. I've also included some of the outdoor decor items available at the event: Bench and Pump from Atlier Visconti and Lighted Trees from Pixel Mode.

Hair & Skin: Tableau Vivant/Glam Affair: Miko Chai - 10 / blondes available at CosplaySL.  The combinations are a sight to behold!
Dress: Valentina E.: Kristin knit dress - silver - available at The Liaison Collaborative
Necklace: Cae: pomme de pin necklace: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Bench and Pump: Atlier Visconti: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Lighted Trees: Pixel Mode: available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: LePoppycock: from the Die A Little Set