Saturday, August 25, 2012

Look 47: French Navy

Look 48:
SKIN: JeSyLiLo | Happy Eid | Group Gift |
HAIR [mesh]: Clawtooth | Starlight - Blueberry Pie |
TATTOO: Duboo | Hot Air Balloon |
HAIRPIN: LaGyo | Lily Head Pin |
SUNGLASSES [mesh]: PIDIDDLE | Fleurir Sunshades - Gossip | August C88 |
CUFF: Whippet and Buck | Simple Polished Cuff - Texture Change |
BRACELETS: Pr!tty | Summer Colorful Bangles |
BAG: Izzie's | Heart Bag - Yellow Leopard |
SHOES [mesh]: monso | My Fabric Oxfords - Texture Change | August FaMESHed Event |
SWEATER [mesh]: (Milk Motion) | Vintage Sweater - Grey/White | Vintage Fair |
SKIRT [mesh]: Fashionably Dead | Weeping Willow Skirt - Green |
ICE CREAM: Love Soul | Gatcha |
POSES: Le PoppyCock | "Cocky"Set |

Playing around a lot with GIMP again, since the Vintage Fair got me in the mood to try to make some vintage/retro photographs, complete with wear and tear.  The Clawtooth hair is one of the purchases I made at the Hair Fair last month, and I absolutely love it, especially that swirly little bit at the top.  Not much to say about the outfit, except I put together a bunch of candy-colored items and tried to balance it all out with the neutral grey of Milk Motion's vintage sweater.  Also - everyone needs these Monso oxfords.  Best purchase ever!  Overall I really, really like this look and am trying to wear it for as long as I can, heh.

Additional credits for the last picture: the background image is by Emily Soto on Deviant Art.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Look 46: The Skin of the Night

Look 46:

SKIN: *MY UGLYDOROTHY | July Group Gift |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Custom Eyes |
HAIR: Miamai | Halla - Peacock | Hair Fair Gift |
BROWS: The Sugar Garden | Alena Brows - Brown |
EARRING: LaGyo | Alice Earrings |
BRACELET: [DDL] | Faith Bracelet | Past Group Gift |
NECKLACE: LaGyo | Cherub Necklace | August C88 |
RING RIGHT: 7891 | The Bar Ring - Gold |
RING LEFT: LaGyo | Bonbon Ring - Gold (color change) |
FUR: House of Fox | Anja Fur Shoulders - Black |
HEADBAND: LaGyo | Catalina Headband - Gold | July C88 |
TIGHTS: Lark | Shredded Tights - Black |
BOOTS [mesh]: G-Field | "Gina" Lace-up Boots - Black |
TOP (Inner): The Sea Hole | Seafarer's Cardi - Blushy 1 | July C88 |
OUTFIT: [Iren] | Baroque Outfit - Brown | August C88 |
POSE CUSHION: Glitterati | August C88 |
SKYBOX: Cheeky Pea


A little Collabor88 goodness for you!  I really like this round, particularly thanks to the rich color tapestry.  While I love summer pastels, I've been feeling a little burnt out on them, so this was a nice change.  Since the colors are bold, I went for a whole bold outfit.  The corset outfit by Iren fits perfectly, and, as usual, I'm in love with everything LaGyo makes.  G-Field has become my favorite place for boots.  They're very resonably priced (these were under 300L) and come with a hud that lets you change the trim, laces, and so on.  For my photos this time I really messed around in Gimp with filters and effects.  What do you think?  I feel like you can't see the details of the outfits as much, but the photos themselves are more atmospheric and interesting. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Look 45: Sundialing

Look 45:

SKIN: MARIKO | Skyee-M01 | 
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR [mesh] : Exile | Sea of Love - Lapis (w/ Hairband Accessory) |
MAKEUP: Fashionably Dead | Pastel Peppers | July C88 |
FRECKLES: Rozena | Freckle & Beauty Marks - "More" | 
EYELASHES [mesh] : MiaMai | Catwalk Lashes - Pink Explosion | 
NECKLACE: [Glow] Studio | Laguna Necklace | 
BRACELET: IZUMIYA | Ball Bracelet | 
BELT: LaGyo | Rope Belt Summer Stripes | 
BAG: Love Soul | Goldfish Bag-DX | 
BIKINI TOP [mesh]: {u.f.o.} | PuriPuri Bikini - Lace | July C88 | 
SKIRT [mesh]: Tram | Linen Skirt - Ck-Pink | 
POSES: Flowey | "New Stories" | 

BEACH DOCK: Cheeky Pea | Bae Dock | 


Slowly but surely, I'm working my way through my inventory and finding stuff I meant to blog about a while ago.  Oop!  A lot of items in this look are from the July Collabor88 and the Hair Fair; the skirt was also a FLF special, but is still on sale at its regular price.  I really like this look; it feels like something a mermaid-turned-human would wear, so in keeping with that theme I plopping myself on the end of my Bae Dock by Cheeky Pea.  It has a ton of great poses with it, but the one in the first picture is really the only one that worked well with a long mesh skirt.  I'm finding that mesh items can be tricky on furniture poses, because from some angles your alpha shows and it looks like you have no legs or something!  So, this dock also comes with a bunch of blankets and pillows, but they don't show in any of the pictures.  Just trust me when I say it's an awesome item (and it's from Cheeky Pea, so you already know that!).

My next look should be a little more current and up-to-speed, showing off some stuff I got at Vintage Fair and the new Baroque round of Collabor88. :D

PS - does anyone who uses blogger know why the background of my text is white?  It's really bugging me - I want it to match the background of my blog! DX

Friday, August 10, 2012

Look 44: I Dream In Colour

Look 44:

SKIN: *MY UGLYDOROTHY | Serah04 (Burly) | 
EYES: Insufferable Dastard | Gem Eyes in Sunset | Old Group Gift |
HAIR: Sugarsmack! | Cate - Lemondrop | Hair Fair Gift | 
FRECKLES: ROZENA | Freckle and Beauty Mark Set - "More" |
STOCKINGS: Doppleganger | Suspender Tights - Black | 
SHOES: House of Fox | Jealous Bootie - Coral | 
BAG: [DDL] | The GodMother - White |
BRACELET: [DDL] | The NN - Black and Gold | Gatcha Item |
VEST [MESH]: piccara | Buttoned Vest 
SKIRT [MESH]: Tee*fy | Skater Skirt Collide - Saffron | 

I haven't blogged in a while because I've been trying to get control of my totally chaotic inventory.  Confession: I have a habit of buying stuff on sale just because it's on sale, and it piles up in my inventory and then I get completely overwhelmed and then don't know where anything is!  So, I'm trying to get into the habit of buying things more carefully; selecting a piece I really, really like and then looking for items to go with it, rather than going "oh, that's cute and cheap, why not!"  I'm also pretty low on Lindens and probably shouldn't buy anymore for a while... so, I'm going to try to make upcoming looks using things in my inventory that I haven't shown yet, even if they aren't especially new.  These items shown here do happen to be fairly recent, tho!  I love that I was able to wear the mesh skirt with the mesh vest... though I did have to size up a bit on the vest, and now my avi has huge gazongas (much bigger than they actually are on my shape!).  The hair was free at the hair fair, and I thought it was adorbs.  I'm also loving DDL's accessories right now - so well made!  

Happy Friday!