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!

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snow Bunny

Hi! I rarely look at the Destination Guide, but checked out 'photogenic spots' recently and was very intrigued by a post for Frisland.  I keep planning on setting up some winter scenes but just have not had time, so I popped over to Frisland and discovered the most wonderful winter location.  The sim is heavily forested making it perfect to find a little hiding spot and shoot some photos of an adorable get-up.

The Men's Department has gachas this month only and quite a few of them are also female friendly. B.C.C. is offering some lovely heavy sweaters and if you are really lucky you can win a version for men or women (you pick gender) with a lovely coat.  Nardcotix also has a gacha at TMD and you can win a variety of Rain Boots.  I loved the Plaid ones with this look as they have a subtle pattern reminiscent of Burberry's iconic Horseferry check.  At first I was stumped with what to pair with the jacket and then I remembered the precious leggings by Pixicat at Collabor88. I just could not decide on which color I liked best, so like the smart person I am I decided to fatpack it, which is usually a great route to go with this brand.  Nothing extended my soft and cozy look like Tableau Vivant's Snowbunny hair also at Collabor88.  The bunnies do not HAVE to be worn, but please why would you not?  FYI - even the bunnehs have a color hud! Since I was so pale I wanted my eyes to pop so I found the perfect shadow in Wicked Peach's Winter tone of the Season's Greetings Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative, where you can also find some spectacular gachas this month in addiction to all the other fare.

Hair: Tableau Vivant: Snowbunny: currently available at Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair: Miko Chii skin - Arctic 10B
Eyeshadow: The Wicked Peach - Season's Greetings gacha - winter - currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Sweater/Jacket: B.C.C.: Winter Story gacha: Female - Baby Pink (rare): currently available at The Men's Dept.
Leggings: Pixicat: Wintry Tights - flower: currently available at Collabor88
Boots: Nardcotix: Al's Rain Boot gacha - plaid: currently available at The Men's Dept.
Pose: Bauhaus Movement: currently at The Liaison Collaborative

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