Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Look 56: Harvest Gold


My Look:
SKIN: tres blah | C88 Anna Skin - Dark Brows | Past C88 |
EYES: IKON | Sunrise Eyes - Light Arabian Blue |
HAIR [mesh]: Burley | Julia Blonde 2 |
LIPS: the sugar garden | Stella Lips Ruby |
SCARF [mesh]: ::K:: | Stylish Stole Plain - Lavender |
HAT [mesh]: C'est la Vie | Casquette Check Tex Change | @ L'accessories
TIGHTS: So Many Styles | Braid Knit Tights Suede |
BOOTS [mesh]: COCO | Suede Boots Fur | Group Gift |
OUTFIT [mesh]: {u.f.o}. | Lullaby Cardigan Blue | @ SGB Fall Festa |
APPLES: Slow Kitchen | Fruits |
POSE (pic 1): Marukin | "Flambe" Set | Oct C88 |

My Room:
LOCKER + TABLE + PROPS: Y's House | ID Locker Set Desk |
STOOL: Art Dummy | Vintage Stool - Medium Wood |
CHAIR: Nordari | Wooden Poetry - Chair F |
BASKET OF APPLES:Slow Kitchen | Wicker Basket Apples |
CANDLES: Mudhoney | Autumn Candles |
JACK O LANTERNS: What Next | Lots O Jack O Lanterns |
AUTUMN PRINT: What Next | Pumpkin Spice Latte Chalkboard |
STOVE: What Next | Charlotte Woodburning Stove |
DRAWERS: Zigana | Aged Drawers | @ SGB Fall Festa |
KETTLE: Cleo Designs |
HOUSE: Nordari | MilkCoffee and Sugar Hearts |

I haven't really done a proper halloween post of any sort, so I felt the need to put together a scene that was at least vaguely in the holiday spirit.  So we have pumpkins!  And apples!  Honeycrisp apples are sooo amazing right now, dontcha know.  So yes, this look was put together in order to deal with the bracing weather changes: scarf, hat, baggy sweater, wood-burning stove, and fallish candles. I love this new hat from C'est La Vie because it fits well over lots of different hair styles, in addition to being texture change!  The braided wool tights from So Many Styles are pretty much exactly what I need to track down in real life - I often feel this way about clothes in SL, honestly: "oh, if only I could have that in my REAL closet!" Alas, I often have to be content with the pixel version.  Oh, one final note about this Tres Blah skin: I bought it at a collabor round last spring, and have dug it out to wear for the first time in months. I really love the eyebrows on it - they're such a cute shape.  There's a lot of new skins out that I've been wanting to buy, but I'm trying to watch my lindens now that I'm also buying quite a bit of furniture and decor. For now, I'm pleased with recycling a skin that I hadn't worn in ages but happen to really like.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Look 55: All Night Affair

My Look:
SKIN: Kooqla | Ojen - Sunner 03 |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Anara Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR [mesh]: Wasabi Pills | Veronica Hair - Vanilla Pudding |
HEADBAND: ::RA:: | Jewel Theif Headpiece - Turquoise |
NECKLACE: LaGyo | Plumes Necklace - Texture Change | Oct C88 |
RING: LaGyo | Bizarre Flower Ring - Texture Change | Past C88 |
EARRINGS: LaGyo | Plumes Earrings - Texture Change | Oct C88 |
STOCKINGS: Mijn Boutique | Flash Ombre Tights
SHOES: The Secret Store | Loveable Pumps - Prussian Blue |
CORSET: The Secret Store | Fresh Blueberry |
SKIRT [mesh]: The Secret Store | Mini - Creamy Sunset |
CIGARETTE + POSE: Flowey | "Bad Habit" |

My Room:
MIRROR: Zigana | Weatherd Mirror |
CHAIR: Lisp | Tangerine Dream Chair |
PILLOWS: Lisp | Gatcha Floor Cushion - Lemon Flower, Blue Flower |
BENCH and CANOPY: Cheeky Pea and Pilot | "Garden Party" Set | Oct C88 |
DRESSER: Cheeky Pea | Bridge's Dresser | @ Cinema Event |
RUG: Tatty Soup | Kokomo Rug |
CURTAINS: Nordari | Shell Curtains |
HOUSE: Nordari | MilkCoffee & Sugar Hearts |

This look was basically inspired by one thing: My desire to drink a glass of wine at the end of the day, when the sun was going down.  Thus: a skirt with a sunset on it.  Isn't it perfect? Also: a dresser with a glass on wine on it.  It comes with a rezzable glass of wine to drink and hold, but I couldn't get a good shot of myself looking elegant while sipping from it, so I gave myself this cigarette prop from Flowey, instead.  I was originally going to use this post as a blogger contest submission for The Secret Store, which is why most of the whole outfit comes from there.  Unfortunately, I didn't get my post and picture completed in time!  Oh well, that's how it goes, eh?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Look 54: Not Your Lady


My Look:
SKIN: MY UGLYDOROTHY | Jung08 Teeth - Saddle |
HAIR [mesh]: LaViere | Miki - Bluetip | Oct C88|
SUNGLASSES: Yummy | Eyelash Sunglasses - Texture Change | Oct C88 |
EARRINGS: Yummy | Flamingo Earrings | Oct C88 |
SCARF: Izzie's | Little Silk Scarf - Yellow |
BRACELETS: [glow] studio | Aztec Bangles |
SHOES: Elate | Kate Flats - Emerald |
SHIRT [mesh]: Milk Motion | Tiger Sweatshirt - Gray |
SKIRT [mesh]: The Secret Store | Lady Swing Skirt - Crimson |
POSES: Le PoppyCock | "Cocky" Set |
My Room:
COUCH [mesh]: Tatty Soup | Lyde Couch - Sea |
LAMP LEFT: Tatty Soup | Evie Lamp 50s |
LAMP RIGHT: Tatty Soup | Elbow Lamp Zigzag |
MOBILE: Apple Fall | Origami Birds | @ Cinema Event |
ART: Little House of Curios | Vintage Art Cluster |
TABLE: North West | Iron Side Table - Mango |
PLANT: Nylon Outfitters | Doll Vase Head - Mother Nature |
UMBRELLA: Nanan | Nanan Umbrella Flowers |
BOOTS: GoS | Rigged Wellingon - Iris |
HOUSE: Nordari | MilkCoffee & Sugar Hearts |
With this look I think I was going for something like "vintage trailer park" - the perfect blend of tacky and retro.  Definitely John Waters inspired, so I owe a thanks to the current round of Collabor88 for the idea. For furniture, what we have here is some new or newish offerings from Tatty Soup and Apple Fall.  I actually own a lamp in real life that's very similar to the "Evie Lamp" - love it!  The tiger sweatshirt was a recent FLF item from Milk Motion; one doesn't usually think of sweatshirts going well with lady-like swing skirts, but I think that it works. It keeps the outfit from being too serious, at any rate, which is what I wanted.  As you can see, my avi loves this room and wouldn't mind playing around in it for a few hours. :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Look 53: Pandora's Picnic



My Look:

SKIN: Mother Goose's | Amelie SGB Teeth |
EYES: IKON | Horizon Eyes - Light Grenada |
HAIR [mesh]: Clawtooth | Bold - Sunny Days Red | Oct C88 |
BRACELET: Miao | Madeline Pearl Ribbon Bracelet - Color Change |
RING: North West | The 'Stache Double Loop Ring - Mint/Gold |
HAT [mesh]: Tram | Cat Beret - Tex Change |
SOCKS: Croire | Crochet Leg Warmers - Pea |
BOOTS [mesh]: Leverocci | Range Boots - Rust |
SWEATER [mesh]: {u.f.o} | Flamingos Day - Grandma | Oct C88|
SHORTS [mesh]: {u.f.o.} | Flamingos Day - Navy | Oct C88 |
COFFEE: Sweet Leonard | Squirrel Coffee | VIP Group Gift (fee to join) |
POSE: Croire | "Pins and Needles Set |

My Room:
TABLE, BENCH, CHAIRS, (LEFT) TREE, BIRD CAGES, TABLE DECOR: Cheeky Pea and Pilot | Garden Party Set | Oct C88 |
GATE/FENCE: emm shop | Garden Entrance Autumn |

The weather has been holding where I live; lots of sunshine, blue skies, and mild breezes. If one wanted to, they could still get away with having a little outdoor picnic. Of course, it would mean having to share with all of the critters who are running around outside trying to fatten up for winter, but if they're as cute as this rabbit, hamster, owl, and cat from D-Lab, then I don't know how anyone could resist sharing a nibble or two.  This amazing outdoor garden party set is the featured item by Cheeky Pea and Pilot for this round of Collabor88. It comes with a lot of things not picturec here, including a bench-type sofa, more bird cages, and a picnic blanket. It's also packed full of poses and will rez out certain props, like utensils, drinks, and so forth. It's rustic enough to work for Autumn but I think it could totally be put out in the Spring and Summer, too - though I expect that by then, the creators will already have made something new and amazing that I'll have moved on to. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Look 52: Soft Goth



My Look:
SKIN: Mother Goose's | Poki2 - Lucky Board |
EYES: IKON | Sunrise Eyes - Light Arabian Blue |
HAIR [mesh]: Fashionably Dead | Classic Killer - Rainbow 4 | Past C88 |
RING: [glow] studios | I'll Rock You Ring - 3 Colors |
BRACELET: [glow] studios | Ribbons and Pearls Bracelet |
NECKLACE 1: [glow] studios | Ruffle Flower Necklace - Wisteria |
NECKLACE 2: GOK | My Phat Rosary Black |
GLOVES: tomoto | Lace Gloves White |
MOUSE EARS: Auxiliary | Gatcha Mouse Ears - Bow Black 3 |
STOCKINGS: Schadenfreude | Sheer Flamingo White |
STOCKING RIBBONS: House of Fox | Knit Socks |
SOCKS: Bonne Chance | Mico Lace Socks |
SHOES: VCO | Clipper Shoes - Black |
DRESS [mesh]: mijn boutique | Frill Casual Mini Dress - Black & White |
POSES: Marukin | Flambe | Oct C88 |
My Room:
DRAFTING TABLE, CHAIR, BOOKS: Art Dummy | Flamingo Drafting Table Set | Oct C88 |
CACTUSES: Tatty Soup |
LILY BUCKETS: Tatty Soup |
PHOTOS: North West | Poloroid String - Flowers |
ART: Ionic  | Octubre Collage |
GUITAR: {u.f.o.} |
HOUSE: Nordari | Milkcoffee and Sugar Hearts |
When my sister was in Berlin last month, she saw girls dressed in the "nu goth" or "pastel goth" style everywhere, which basically means black goth clothes with easter-egg colored hair and accessories. I've admired this look myself for a while and decided to create something similar to it here in SL, pairing this black dress by Mijn with a bunch of soft, girly accessories. And where else would a nu goth live but in a soft, pastel colored house? The new drafting table set from Art Dummy (for Collabor88) is the perfect set piece for this style; pair it with some bright, fun foliage from Tatty Soup, cute artwork from Ionic, and you've got the perfect abode for a goth chick who likes minnie mouse, flamingos, lillies, and animal artwork  - and what goth chick wouldn't?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Look 51: No Light, No Light



My Outfit:
SKIN: MY UGLYDOROTHY | Alexis 03 Freckles |
HAIR [mesh]: Fashionably Dead | Sunday - Blond 2 |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Anara Custom Mesh Eyes |
LIPS: The Sugar Garden | Stella Lips - Ruby |
RING: LaGyo | Bizarre Flower Ring |
BRACELET: Miao | Madeline Pearl Ribbon Bracelet |
COLLAR: Pesca | Cameo Fur Collar 8 |
NECKLACE: Dark Mouse | Aisling Necklace Silver | Store Closed :( |
HEADBAND: LOULOU&CO | Capharnaum Headband |
STOCKINGS: Amerie | Candy Stockings Black |
SHOES: Schadenfreude | Cygnette Heels Taupe | Past C88 |
DRESS [mesh]: Tram | Scallop Dress Red |
POSES: Flowey | April "New Stories" |
My Room:
ARMCHAIR [mesh]: Tatty Soup | Moreton Chair (11 LI) |
CABINET: Tatty Soup | Penny Lane Cabinet (3 LI) |
CHAIR: Tatty Soup | Gypsy Chair (7 LI) |
VASE: Tatty Soup | Stick Vase (3 LI) |
CROSS: North West | Santa Maria Cross | (28 LI) |
CANDLE: Post | (4 LI) |
BOOK: Post | (3 LI) |
HOUSE: Nordari | Milk Cofee and Sugar Hearts | (95 LI) |
Autumn is a gorgeous month, but it's also a month of palpable waning. Mornings are darker, evening falls earlier and earlier, and every day that I rise I'm more aware that winter is coming (Game of Thrones, yay!). If only I had a direwolf to keep me company. 
I've put this look together to match my room; this might be my new "thing," in fact - outfits inspired by rooms, and rooms inspired by outfits. In real life I can't afford to re-decorate my house to match my clothes, but such is the fun and freedom of SL. I feel like this room is trying to hoarde what's left of the light, and ward off the oncoming dark. The outfit is the outfit of someone trying to cling to the florid summer warmth for just a little bit longer.  I'm showing off some new releases from Tatty Soup, here: the brand new Moreton Chair comes in a variety of plaid tones, ranging from somber to vivid.  It also has a ton of fun poses, none of which I'm showing off because they didn't work with my dress (nothing worse than flashing your alpha to the world, right?). I thought the gypsy chair made the perfect side-table, but it's also good for sitting in, too!  The cross from North West is heavy on the prims, but it's so cool and casts great light.  North West is about to close its doors, so this is your last chance to get some of their unique creations! 
Until next time - stay warm and light your candles!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Indian Summer Home

I've just rented a new plot on Fleeting Heart and have spent the last few weeks or so decking out my Autumn House, which I'm calling my "Indian Summer Home" because it just sounds prettier.  :)  May I give you the grand tour? 

Why don't you stay awhile?
GATE: .emm shop | Garden Entrace Autumn |
PUMPKIN DECOR: MMGrafitti's | Jack-O-Lantern Trees |
WHEELBARROW: Laize Days | Halloween Wheelbarrow | Gift! |
BENCH: Cheeky Pea | Autumn Fly to the Sky Bench|
HOUSE: Nordari | Milk Coffee & Sugar Hearts (slight modifications) |
COAT/HAT RACK: Zinnia's | "Entrada" Coat Rack |
CHAIR: ililo | Morning Stool |
PLANT: Lisp | Herb Planter |
Bathroom 1:
VANITY, STOOL & DECO: Boat House | Large Vanity Worn Blue |
PICTURES: Jazzmonkey Voom |

Bathroom 2:
SINK, CABINET, TOWEL: Y's House | KouBou Sink Set |
SCREEN: Tatty Soup | Hungry Bird Screen |
TUB, TABLE, LANTERN, TOWEL: Boat House | Glamping Bathroom Set |
TOILET: MMGraffiti's |

Kitchen 1:
KITCHEN ELEMENTS: Trompe Loeil | Timeless Kitchen (modified) |
CANISTERS: Anya OhMai! | Animal Spice Gatcha | Arcade Event |
MILK: Thaino |
PEARS: Teawood |
Kitchen 2:
TABLE: Tatty Soup | Keep It Clean Table |
CHAIR FOREGROUND: Cheeky Pea | Painter's Chair - Tex. Change |
CHAIR MIDDLE: Vespertine | Alma Chair - Multi |
CHAIR BACKGROUND: Zigana | Painted Armchair - Tex Change |
BENCH: Y's House | Bench 00 Red |
PLANT: Nylon Outfitters | Doll Head Vase - Mother Nature | Arcade Event |
POSTER: Analog Jun |
CHERRIES: Teawood |
TEA: Poche | Free! |
CUPCAKES: Thaino |
Living Room 1:
DOLL: Art Dummy | Once - Tabletop Version |
SOFA, ASHTRAY: Post | Haarlem Deco Set |
OTTOMAN: North West | Cushy Pouf - Green |
RUG: Lisp | Peaches and Cream Rug |
TV: Nordari | October Transmission |


Living Room 2:
ARMCHAIR: Artilleri | Middleton Chair - Coral |
SIDE TABLE: Axo's | Peaceful Music Vintage Table |
LAMP: Mudhoney | Evelyn Table Lamp
ART: North West | Summer Frames |
PLANT: Nylon Outfitters | Doll Head Vase - Nippy | Arcade Event |
PILLOW: iTutu | Owl Cushion - Green |
Livingroom 3:
RECORD UNIT: Lisp | Funky Lispette Record Unit  |
RECORD CRATE: Dirty Deeds | Old Record Crate - Red |
STOOL: Art Dummy | Vintage Stool - Medium Wood |
DRAWERS: Vespertine | DIY Closet | Group Gift |
BOARD AND CRATE (makeshift desk): MMGraffiti's |
BOOKENDS: FDD | Bunny Bookends |
FILES: MMGraffiti's |
CAT SCULPTURE: Boat House | Part of Vanity Set |
BOXES: MMGraffiti's |
GLOBE: North West | Wordtrotter- Love |
PHOTOS: North West | Poloroids on a String - Flowers |
SHELF W/BOOKS: Pilot | Pipe Shelf (modified) |
FAN: Lisp | Fan - Tex Change |
LIGHT: Trompe Loeil | NYC66 Artichoke Lamp |
Bedroom 1:
DESK, CHAIR, and ACCESSORIES: Hello, September | Waste the Day Set | Group Gift |
BOOKSHELF: Lisp | Book Tree Shelf - Autumn |
FILE CABINET: Picnic | Antique Chest |  
MOBILE: Fucifino |

Bedroom 2:
DAY BED: Post | Kyoto Daybed |
TRUNK and DECO: Croire | Traveler's Trunks |
LETTER LIGHT: Commoner | Monogram Marquee | Arcade Event |
BRANCH: FDD | Branch Wall Deco |
PICTURES: What Next | Autumn Collage Frames |
PILLOW: Lisp | Gacha Floor Cushion - Lemon Flower |
Come Again Soon...
CHAIR: What Next | Oslo Chair Patchwork | Arcade Event |
STOOL w/TEA: Y's House |
OTTOMAN: Lisp | Pansy Puff |
TABLE: North West | Iron Side Table - Mango |
DOOR SHELVES: Tatty Soup | Recyled Door Green |
SOIL BOX: MMGraffiti's |
I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Some of the items in my house are past hunt gifts and may no longer be available, but I'm not sure which ones are and which ones aren't - if you really want something and can't find it, just ask me and I'll try to find out. :)  Also, if you like any of the items made by North West, you should run out and get them because the store is closing soon!  Everything is currently 50L, and they have super-cute stuff.  I will really miss that store when it's gone! 
Also, stop by my place at Fleeting Heart sometime.  Clementine Ishtari (who owns the store Hello, September) made it, and it's just gorgeous.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Look 50: Collabor88, Playing Dress Up for 365 Days a Year


When I first joined SL in April, I was rather desperate to find out where the "good stuff" was, as far as clothing and accessories go.  One of the first places I was directed to was Collabor88, which, as everyone knows, not only features incredbily well-made (and reasonably priced!) products by respected creators, but also has a different theme every month.  Anticipating that monthly theme and how each creator interprets it has become something I very much look forward to, probably more than any other monthly event in SL.  The next upcoming theme, "Pink Flamingos," will debut in just a few days, and I can't wait! I've always been a massive John Waters fan, not to mention in awe of the amazingness that is Divine (RIP!). 

Now that I have my own land in SL (I'll be giving a tour of my new house soon!), I can also look forward to buying not just the clothes and accessories at Collabor88, but the funiture and decor, too. Even though it only comes around once a month, Collabor88 easily offers enough fun and variety to provide any heavy-spending SL gal with 365 days of dress up.  I've put this blog post together for the blogger contest that they're running - it's sure to be highly competitive, but why not?  Even though I don't expect to win, I've enjoyed Collabor88 enough to dedicate a whole post to it, and then some!

My Collabor88 Look:
SKIN: Mariko | Skyee |
HAIR: Clawtooth | Wildflower - Strawberry Cream | July C88 |
EYES: Anara | Anara Mesh Custom Eyes |
NECKLACE: LaGyo | Hampton's Necklace | July C88 |
BOW: LaGyo | A Girl's Bow | Sept C88 |
RING: LaGyo | Mother's Pearl Ring | Sept C88|
LIP/BLUSH/EYE MAKEUP: Fashionably Dead | Pastel Peepers | July C88 |
TEETH: Fashionably Dead | Bardot Teeth | June C88 |
GLASSES: Ison | Quinton Glasses |
TIGHTS: Lark | Shredded Tights |
SHOES: Mijn Boutique | Strange Platform Shoes |
SWEATER: u.f.o | | Ribbonbon Cardigan - Gray | Sept C88 |
DRESS: u.f.o. | You And Me Dress - Sky Blue Bird Collar | Sept C88 |
MASK/POSE: Bang! | August C88 |

My Room:
Wardrobe: Vespertine | Gatcha Arcade |
Mannequin: What Next |
Mannequin Skirt: Fashionable Dead | Willow Skirt - Green | August C88 |
Outfit on Floor: Tres Blah | Camille Outfit Blue | April C88 |
Shoes Bottom: R2 | Nohea White | April C88 |
Shoes Top: Schadenfreude | Cygnette Heels | August C88 |
Tote Bottom: Auxilary | Tiny Tote - Ink | Sept C88 |
Clutch Top: My Drawing Clutch Bag - Greeny | August C88 |
Hanging Necklace: LaGyo | Cherub Necklace | August C88 |
Sunglasses 1: Yummy | Anouk Glasses - Tortoise | Apirl C88 |
Sunglasses 2: Pididdle | Fleur Sunshades - Gossip | August C88 |  
Floor Cushion: Glitterati | August C88 |

If you want to know where to find any of the shops liste above, leave a comment and I'll be most happy to direct you.  The most important thing to know is that I got the majority of this stuff at Collabor88, and here's your taxi!