Tuesday, October 28, 2014

50 Shades of Eden and one of them is pissed :)

Angry because I have spent the last several days in SL attempting to get this shot and either my new graphics card is a fail or the cable provider is a lamo and not giving me a good connection. Either way, my son finally relented and let me use his laptop.  What a difference a good computer makes!
I would take the comp back but he might die. Cable doods are coming later this week and if that does not fix it it means no decent comp for me for the duration! Grr

The items I am showing in this scene are some fabulous items from events that are ending soon.  Run to FaMESHed and check out Trompe Loeil's Paxton Living Room Set.  The primary items include an overstuffed sofa and chairs and one of the coolest coffee tables I have seen in SL, not shown but looks like a large tree slice {ie. Sequoia).  Also available are the paintings and lighting shown above. Season's Story, which I think runs a few more days is as lovely as always and I fell hard for Eula's new Wilma hair.  I'm not a huge big hair fan and this hair is similar to my RL hair.  The delicious slip dress is from Ison's collection at Collabor88.  I love Harry Ison like a fat kid loves cake because he makes soime of the best understated, sophisticated clothes on the grid. I am obsessed with his work. Finally, Cannibelle is busy again after a summer slow down and has some adorable stocking sets at the Kawaii vs. Creepy Gacha Fair.  She has 4 styles out and I opted for one of the kawaii's for this post. I have become a huge fan of her stockings!

Building: Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox: currently available at Collabor88
Furnishings and Decor: Trompe Loeil: from the Paxton Living Room Set: currently available @ FaMESHed
Hair: Eula: Wilma: currently available at The Season's Story
Skin: Glam Affair: Aria - Artic 01 G
Makeup: Buzz - Nynx Shadow - Salem: currently available at The Cosmetic Fair
Earrings: Mandala: Oddesey - Zeus - silver
Dress: ISON: Silk Slip Dress - purple: currently available at Collabor88
Cuffs: Pomposity: Handcuff Bracelet
Stockings: Cannibelle: Heart Seam Tights - purple: available at the Kawaii vs. Creepy Gacha Fair
Boots: Purple Moon: Croco Boots (for Slink High Feet)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Like a Queen

Just a quick post to show off my FABULOUS new dress I found at this round of The Fantasy Collective. It's by Senzafine, and is called the "Caterina" gown. I have to admit, I haven't bought a big poofy formal type dress in ages cuz well, I never go anywhere to wear them, but when I saw this one, it was love at first sight. The texturing is exquisite, and it fits perfectly! It's available in 8 colors, and is very reasonably priced.

Since the dress has sort of a "regal" vibe to it, what better to top it off with than a crown! :D This one is also at The Fantasy Collective this round. It's called the "Isabel" crown, by Sweet Lies Designs. It's available in silver & gold, and both have a color change hud for the gems.

 I finished off my look with one of my favorite necklaces from Lazuri. Not only is it beautiful, but it's named after a character from my most favorite movie EVER! (not sure if that was on purpose, or a coincidence, but yeah) The Esme necklace! ^.^ If you've never been to Lazuri, you definitely need to check them out. They have one of the best selections of formal jewelry on the grid, and they offer awesome group gifts!
Until next time!

Skin: Glam Affair - Penny - Autumn Girl - Gift for The Seasons Story
Dress: .:Senzafine:. "Caterina" Gown - Moonlight - The Fantasy Collective
Hair: *ARGRACE* HARUKA - Blondes
Crown: Isabel Silver Crown * Sweet Lies Original - The Fantasy Collective
Earrings: Lazuri Diamond Stud Earrings
Necklace: Lazuri Esme Necklace
Poses: Kirin Poses - Hera Pose Pack

Location: Japan Tempura Island

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sometimes it gets to be too much

Like most folks that I know in SL I tend to get too busy to the point where I can't keep up or get so overwhelmed with IM's and tasks that SL ceases to be fun.  SL, at least if you are a fashionista, has become so fast paced.  I cannot keep up anymore with events, which like it or not, is SL's current business model...and I like events, and even, work on some.  It has introduced me to so many designers I would have never known.  Almost every thing I am wearing or am standing on or next to is from a recent event and include some items that I will continue to wear or use over and over again.
I love to death Baiastice's new Tori dress which is available right now at The Liaison Collaborative. It is the definitive sexy slip dress and great care has been taken on the placement of lace and texture shading to show off a woman's curves, even a no-mesh-body, tiny avatar like me.  Some of you may remember the slip dress that Digit Darkes made about a billion years ago in SL.  I used to wear that thing to death and this will be an often used favorite in my ghastly inventory.  I decided to go with Soonsiki's newer Rat hair, which has that gamine look I adore and does not cover up this pretty dress. The Peyton shoes from Baby Monkey are a newer release and are available with a multi-texture hud for a very reasonable price.

Build: Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox for October Collabor88 (love the texture treatment on the windows!)
Tables: Circa: Traveler's Desk for Mystic Realms (closing soon!)
Hair: Soonsiki: Rat
Skin: Glam Affair: Aria - Arctic 01 G
Dress: Baiastice: Tori - Bittersweet for The Liaison Collaborative - October
Jewelry: Mandala: Billionaire Watch Set & Sagarmatha Necklace -Silver
Shoes: Baby Monkey: Peyton for Slink High Feet
Poses: oOo Studio: both from new sets that were introduced for the recent FLF: Avenger & Henrietta

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's in the details

Trompe Loeil's Attic Skybox for Collabor88 is full of architectural details that lend so much character to the build. The skybox has 3 large rooms, all with fireplaces (and includes both candle and log arrangements) and is ridiculously priced for this month at Collaborate. Also included is a separate surround with dusky skies and lit trees (which I forgot to use) as well as two versions of the skybox: a stand alone and one inside of the surround. Cory is also selling the wingback chairs shown on the left side of my photo, which comes with a white and natural wood finish (and with/without a pillow). The chairs are tastefully texture change with 18 animations as well as props.
In with some old favorites I have tossed in some fabulous items from several events: The Liaison Collaborative, The Theme Park and Mystical Realms, which is closing soon and a must see.  I also was attracted to quite a few items to be found in the Terror-iffic Hunt, which has some adorable items for only $L 5 each.  Details below!

Skybox: Trompe Loeil: Attic Skybox: available @ Collabor88
Photo 1 (left to right):
Pumpkin: Dust Bunny: Pumpkin Cats: find it for the Terror-iffic Hunt
Bench: Alouette: Rainy Day Bench
Table: Frogstar: Corny Candy Table:  find it for the Terror-iffic Hunt
Wingbacks: Trompe Loeil: Wingback Chairs: available at Collabor88
Desk/Chair: Circa: "Traveller's Discovery" Table Trio / Highchair - Redwood: a beautifully detailed set that deserves it's own post: currently available at Mystic Realms
Raven Hanging: Frogstar - texture change
Stool: Fetch: Lya Stool: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative
Orange Candles: Atooly: Cluttered Candles - also includes a black set: find it for the Terror-iffic Hunt
Kaleidoscope - Hocus Pocus Shelf: available @ The Theme Park
Photo 2 (left to right) new items:
Coffin Bookcase: Alouette: available @ The Theme Park
Treat Bucket: Schadenfreude: Treat Bucket, 2014: Free - I have collected these every year since I rezzed and am completely obsessed with them every year.
Bench: Culprit: Friend's Bench Crackle
Table: Post: Haarlem Deco Coffee Table (group)
Bookcase: Traveller's Discovery Tall Shelf: currently available at Mystic Realms
Rocking Chair: MudHoney: Owen Rocking Chair - cherry (available in a multitude of finishes. When you sit it automatically starts rocking and includes 13 animations: currently available at The Liaison Collaborative

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 :).

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!

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
Dip dye
Light brunette
Tie & die
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.

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


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!

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

Magic Nook
Purple Poses

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Back in the day, I was quite the costume queen. Not from a roleplay perspective, but simply for fun. A friend and I actually had running competitions to see which of us could out-costume the other. (we never did come to a conclusion on that one.) For the past while, I haven't really worn anything not considered "normal" .....mostly because I'm too busy to change clothes more than twice a month, and I rarely leave my platform anyway .......but I must say, all these nifty events going on lately is leaving me wanting to get back in the swing.

This outfit from G-Field is perfect for an elven motif. It comes in 4 different colors, and is exclusive to the Mystic Realms Faire. I remembered I'd gotten these boots from COCO ages ago, and it turned out that they went perfectly with this look. The bow, however, is the cherry on top of this outfit. It's definitely the coolest bow & arrow set I've seen. Admittedly, there are lots of features with this thing that I didn't dabble in, but what I did play with totally rocks. It comes with a hud that allows you to draw your bow & shoot stuff (*looks at Eden*), and when it's not drawn, the get-up rests on your back. One of the key aspects of THAT bit is that it's all 1 prim/object/whatever so it makes fitting it to your avatar a BREEZE. That might not mean much to some people, but for me, that is comparable to winning the lottery, and being fed chocolate dipped bacon.

 Finished off with some accessories I picked up at the fair, along with the beautiful hut from Sweet Revolutions, and my job was done! *goes back to looking for things to shoot at*

Skin: Essences - Emma *lait* blonde
Outfit: *G-Field*[Mesh] Elwyn Outfit -chestnut-(MRF Exclusive) - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Boots: *COCO*_SuedeBoots(Brown)
Hair: *Soonsiki! Raven
Bow: (Pucca Firecaster's Creations) ~Forest's scourge 1.0 - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Wrist Bracers: Noodles - Norah Bracers Brown - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Flask: [tea.s] Liquid Flask - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Bloody Knees: .{ Mes Petites Coutures }. Bloody Knees
Choker: -Deathrowdesigns- medieval collar - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Circlet:  ::Bite&Claw:: Ionna Circlet - Silver - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Face Paint: Lovely Disarray - Attitude : Unisex Face Paint - Marketplace
Freckles: -UtopiaH- Nose Freckless Faded

Hut: ~*Sweet Revolutions*~ Hut of Valinor - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th

::WetCat:: Builds&Poses

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Princess & her Castle

The Mystic Realms Faire opens on October 10th, and I must say, there is a lot of FABULOUS stuff there!  I found a lot of new stores (new to me, anyway) that I'll definitely have to add to my "stalk" list. One of the stores I came across is called Kalopsia. They have some fabulous fantasy type items (with built in poses!), one of which is the coolest castle I've ever seen!

It's actually made to be more of a small decorative item, but I just had to blow it up to life size cuz well ....it's the coolest castle I've ever seen! (did I say that already?) While you're grabbing the awesomesauce castle, you can find these stone arches, the bench, the well, and the flying leaves. All at VERY reasonable prices!
While on my journey, I found this beautiful flowered head wreath from Evie's Closet, which comes with a matching choker. There are several colors to choose from, but I chose the red one for my photo. The lovely dress I'm wearing is from The Library, called the "White Queen". It is available in several colors, and it includes optional sleeves, and a halter with a collar. Calico has the perfect elven princess hairstyle available, called "Marian". It's styled with woven braids in the back, which come with a color change hud.

I must say, from what I've seen so far, the creators have really outdone themselves with this fair, and I can't wait to go back for more goodies! If you'd like to get a jump start before opening day, you can check out their shopping guide. See you there! ^.^

Skin: Essences - Lorde01 *lumiere* blonde
Dress: ~The Library~ White Queen Dress-White - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Hair: *Calico* Marian - Light Blondes - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Wreath & Necklace: Evie's Closet - Arianwen Wreath - Red - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Eyes: Ikon Eyes - Lucid - Oxidation Lighter
Eyeshadow: [mock]Gallifrey Green eShadow [eye only]
Lipstick: *L* Dusty Matte - Strawberry (no longer available)

Rezzed Items:
Arches, Castle, Flying Leaves, Bench, Well:  - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Kalopsia - Stone Arch
Kalospia - Stone Bench
Kalospia - Well Town
Kalopsia - Flying leaves (green)
Kalopsia - Princess Castle
Step Stone Path: Sway's [stony] step stones - Mystic Realms Faire Oct 10th
Trees: Four Season Oak Tree from Studio Skye
Shrubs & Grasses: Happy Mood & alirium

Pose: Clutter for Builders

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hi all!  Just a quick update on The Liaison Collaborative and a new hair from Wasabi Pills. The current round of Liaison Collaborative is coming up on it's last week and there are some great things you don't want to miss!  The theme this month is "Technologic" and everything has a techy or alien edge to it.  I'm wearing Fishy Strawberry's Technofuture Bralette and Metallic Panel Leggings as well as Izzie's Spike Necklace.  Both have several varieties of textures to choose from.  Over at Uber, Wasabi Pills has released the new Lea hair.  It's a sexy blown back style that let's you show off your makeup!

Hair: Wasabi Pills: Lea - Rye: New Release available @ Uber
Skin: Glam Affair: Cassia - Artic 03
Outfit: Fishy Strawberry: New Release available @ The Liaison Collaborative
Necklace: Izzies: Spike Necklace - Copper / Black: New Release available at The Liaison Collaborative
Pose: Ma Vie - from the Missing Pieces set: New Release available at The Liaison Collaborative (it's a great set of what I would call "emotional" poses!)