Sunday, April 27, 2014

4.27.14 Get Ready for May's Fantasy Gacha Carnival!

My how time flies!  It's time again for the May round of The Fantasy Gacha Carnival. This round is adding up to be simply stupendous.  The grand opening will be May 4 and will run until June 3 giving everybody a month to get on over and win some fabulous prizes!

Coming soon to The Fantasy Gacha Carnival:
Hair: +Spellbound+: Morrigan Hair: Natural Ombres & Dips Pack
Outfit: !gO! : Fantasy Fierce (female) Rare: shirt, top & stockings
Bracers: On A Lark: Butterfly Bracers
Mouth thingy: *NAMINOKE*: Suzuran Mouth #2
Skin: Glam Affair: Brandi - America - Drama Queen: FLF this last week
Eyes: IKON: Destiny Eyes - Clarity
Tattoo: CoLLisions:. Sarashwati - available at The Theme Park!
Shoes: ANE: Arcadius Sandals - umber: for Slink Bare Feet
Hands/Feet: Slink: Bare Feet / Elegant Hands
Pose: an lar: Eclipse from The Orbit Series: available at The Seraphim Social

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I busted Kat's Bubble

Out on a routine shopping trip the other day with my partner in crime, Kat Alderson, we landed at Monso. While I was scouting for goodies, she noticed a gacha machine that had the cutest wearable speech bubbles. Despite my trying to stay away (far away) from gacha's, I just had to look! They had several different sayings, but one was just perfect for Kat. "Yeah! I'm Famous!" If you know her at all, you'd swear this one was made for her. I, being the eternal smartass, also found one to go with it. The yin to her yang, so to speak. :D


Being that we both got a haul on our shopping trip that day, I figured it would be the perfect time to put those speech bubbles to good use, and flaunt our new-found goodies. Until next time! \m/

On Fallacy (right):
Skin: Essences - Emma *lait* blonde
Eyes: Ikon Eyes - Lucid - Oxidation
Eyeshadow: ::[annaA]:: Eye Make Up - Pastel [mint]
Eyelashes: *Mon Cheri* "Falsies" Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Shirt: *TuttiFrutti* Daisy Mesh Top - Celosia Orange - NEW!
Pants: Maitreya * Dirty * Slim BF Jeans & Belt - NEW!
Hair: !lamb. Baby (Mesh) - Refreshed Blondes Pack - NEW!
Shoes: *KoiKoi Shanghai Slingback Boa - 21Shoe Event
Headband: Wimey: White Chic Headband RARE (I tinted it orange) - Seasons Story for April 2014
Anklet: Cae :: Charmed :: Anklets :: Karma
Ring: EarthStones Fly With Me Friendship Ring
Hands & Feet: Slink - Casual Hands / High Feet
Bubble: [monso] My Speech Bubble - Blah Blah
Pose: [LAP} - Shhhhhh (no longer available)

Shape & tattoo: My own

On Kat (left):
Skin: *League* Skin Erin Medium Natural Brunette - NEW!
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Eyes (Forest Green, w3)
Shirt: Maitreya * White * - Half Tucked Shirt - NEW!
Pants: Maitreya * Coral * Cropped Pants - NEW!
Hair: Damselfly Kayanna - Dark Browns
Shoes: Miamai Jackie'O Wedges (Ruined Ash) - NEW!
Anklet: EarthStones Hippie Anklet - Color Trip
Ring: Yummy Boho Ring - Turquoise
Bracelet: EarthStones Abacus Bracelet - Breeze
Necklace: EarthStones Aculo Necklace - Group Gift
Earrings: EarthStones Cayuse Earrings - Turquoise
Hands & Feet: Slink - Casual Hands / High Feet
Bubble: [monso] My Speech Bubble - Yeah! I'm Famous
Pose: Clutter for Builders - 0114KA.Stand-That Girl-F-P4

Rezzed items:
MudHoney - Rock On Neon Sign
BaZar - Toronto-Great ideas Art

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4.22.2014: Coco at FaMESHed

*COCO* is hand's down one of my favorite stores in SL and this month she is in several events so I am having a very happy time.  My friend, Quiver Quintessa, is one of my best shopping pals and she told me I had to go to FaMESHed to see Coco's items as she said it was "so you!".  I wasn't sold at first as I grew up in a very preppy community and I do have clothes like this in RL, but few in SL.  But I demo'ed it and OMG, the outfit is perfection.  It looks real, the "tailoring" is perfection and the look is timeless.  The shorts and oxford shirt come as one piece and is made to have your hands in your pockets.  Pretty cool since that is not something we can normally do here.  The "hand" is included and come in various sizes and tones, and you can of course mod the tone to your liking.  The jacket is a separate piece and contains one specifically made for these shirt & shorts as well as another to wear over other pieces you own.

I am completely in love with an lar poses Orbit Series made for The Seraphim Social for the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  I think its a good idea to have some "motion" poses in your repertoire and this unisex set fits the bill.

Hair: Damselfly: Kayanna - light blondes
Skin: Glam Affair: Katya - Europa 03
Clothing: Coco: Shirt&Shorts (hands in pocket) - beige: currently available at FaMESHed
                        Jacket Over Shoulders - light blue
Shoes: [tea.s]: Andel flats for Slink Flat feet - sky and absolutely ADORABLE
Feet: Slink: Flat/Bare mesh feet
Pose: an lar poses: Gravity from The Orbit Series: available at The Seraphim Social through April

Monday, April 21, 2014

The4.21.2014: Under the Tuscan Sun

It's been awhile since I've done a decor post, which is a shame since it's a favorite activity of mine. Always a challenge to get started but once I start mixing I have to be careful and edit. The setting for this post is Trompe Loeil's new Cortona Villas which you can pick up at Collabor88 through the rest of the month. I will talk about it more in a sec because it's so good it's sick.  Trompe also is a monthly participant at FaMESHed and has the most remarkable, over-the-top furnishings in her Whimsy collection this month.  The Alyce Bench is a favorite of mine and you can select many different texture types (velvet, leather, etc) and a myriad of colors as well as chose between adult and general poses.  I also tucked in the Candle Fireplace to replace the fireplace included in the Cortona because I loved the glow of the candlelight.  The other items in the room are mostly from the April collection at The Men's Dept. and The Chapter 4.  I spent a fortune on the gacha at Chapter 4 trying to win the adorable Elephant Cart only to discover how amazing all the items are in the set.
 An overall look at the Cortona Villas shows just what an amazing build Cory did for Collabor88 this month.  It sells for L$ 388 and my god, I remember when something as gorgeous as this would have cost thousands and thousands of Lindens.  Get it now at Collab if at all possible. The rooms surround a central courtyard that contains many little living spaces as well. There are all kinds of secret rooms and the doors open upon touch.  The build includes planters and numerous water features as well as a striking pergola at it's entrance. I did add the main fountain which is from Cory's March collection at FaMESHed (the furniture from which is PERFECT for this build). 

Build: Trompe Loeil: Cortona Villas: available at April's Collabor88 round
Big Fountain: Trome Loeil: Valiano Fountain Stone Dirty: from March's FaMESHed round 
Sofa: Trompe Loeil: Alyce Bench Velvet Yellow: available at April's FaMESHed round
Fireplace: Trompe Loeil: Candle Fireplace Tile With Drape (drape is texture change): available at April's FaMESHed round
Audrey Chair: Abiss Design: Concerto Chair: available at the April The Men's Dept.
Leather Chair: Hideki: from Set 2 (rare): gacha at April The Chapter 4
Elephant Cart: Hideki: gacha at April The Chapter 4
Bust: Dinmael Bust (Coal/Gold): available at April The Men's Dept.
Mirror: Abiss Design: Deco Mirror: available at April The Men's Dept.
Record Player: Hideki: gacha at April The Chapter 4
Table: Convair: Noguchi Table: soon available on The Marketplace
Rug: Zaara: Ikat Dhurri Rug: gacha from March The Arcade
Asst Decor: Post, Bazar

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Graveyard Stalking

The other day when Eden and I did a photo shoot, she took me to a sim called The Trace. I'm always on the lookout for great photo sims, and I must say, this one is just wonderful! It's very well done, they have several different "scenes" on the sim, and the best part? THEY HAVE BUILD TURNED ON so you can rez stuff! \o/

Anyway, as I was looking around, I found the most quaint little graveyard (can a graveyard be quaint?) which set the stage for today's look! The adorbs dress I'm wearing is from Tres Blah, which you can find at this month's Collabor88 event. It comes in around 8 colors, and is versatile enough to either cute up, or goth down. I wanted to add a little fantasy flair to my outfit, so I paired the dress with the Vinnitsa Sandals from Hucci (also at Collabor88) - of which I adoringly call "The Butterfly Shoes", cause they have the cutest little butterflies on the heels! They are available in many colors, and I do believe are only L$88, if I recall correctly. I picked up a few more items along the way, topped it off with a dolly-type hair from D!va, and my look was complete!
If you're looking for a nice place to relax, or to take some awesome photos (or both), I definitely recommend checking out The Trace. I see a lot more shoots from there in my future. ^.^

PS: The poses I used are from a store called In-Pose!. They are having a closing sale right now. All the poses are L$25 each!

Skin:  Essences - Lorde01 *lumiere* (I can't remember if I got this at an event or not, but check her mainstore just in case)
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Murky~ Ghost Eyes
Hair: D!va Hair "Nana" (Type B)(Platinum)
Dress: Tres Blah Fluffy Dress - Black - Collabor88 for April 2014
Shoes: Hucci Vinnitsa Sandal - Midnight - Collabor88 for April 2014
Snakes: +Half-Deer+ Baby Cornsnake [Prism] - The Chapter Four for April 2014
Forehead Makeup: +Nuuna+ Zion 2 makeups (F) White
Eyeshadow: R.icielli - BLACK EYES / 06 - Marketplace
Lipstick: Shakeup!Cosmetics - Matte Lipcolor [NaturalPaletteinPetal]
Nails: DP - Koffin Nails - Fishnet Fetish - Jellybean LTD - Cosmetics Fair for April 2014
Mouth Piercing: .Pekka. Fidelity Piercing
Spiked Necklace: {me.} Spike Necklace BLACK
Cross Necklace: .Pekka. Pyr cross necklace - Black
Lashes: La Malvada Mujer- FAKE B+W [eyelashes] - Cosmetics Fair for April 2014
Hands & Feet: Slink (Casual hands / High feet)
Poses: In-Pose!

Shape & tattoo: My own

Location: The Trace
Black Grass: FD Decor - Spooky Grasses Set - Marketplace
Fog: FD Decor - Spooky White Fog - Marketplace

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