Sunday, November 25, 2012

Look 60: Corona

My Look:
SKIN: Glam Affair | Ginny - Brr & Etci 04 | Nov C88 |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Anara Custom Eyes |
HAIR [mesh]: Wasabi Pills | Nikki Mesh Hair - Chocolate Pudding |
NECKLACE: LaGyo | Mescal Necklace - Gold | Nov C88 |
HAIR JEWELRY: Zaara | Nizam Head Jewel - Colored |
RING: House of Fox | Ymre Boots - Beige |
TIGHTS: Izzie's | Gradient Tights - Beige |
SHOES [mesh]: House of Fox | Triangle Ring - Gold |
BODYSUIT: The Sea Hole | Painted Desert Body Suit - Clay | Nov C88 |
DRESS [mesh]: Ison | (part of) Seiko Sheer - Maroon | Nov C88 |
POSES: Label Motion |

My Room:
BENCH (W/CACTUS) and DREAMCATCHER: Cheeky Pea | Nov C88 |
HANGING CHAIR and CACTUS (on top of cabinet): Pilot | Nov C88 |
VASE: Nordari |
MOOSE HEAD: Flightless |
TRUNK: Croire |
TABLE: Zigana |
LANTERNS: Zigana |
CABINET: Tatty Soup | Penny Lane Cabinet |
RADIO: Tatty Soup | Retro Radio |
BOOK: Floor Plan |
CANDLE (tall): Post |
CANDLE (small): Mudhoney |
HOUSE: Vespertine | Metamorphosis House |

Notes: Happy belated Thanksgiving to my fellow American friends. I've been out of town most of the week, which is why this post is quite delayed (I took the pics over a week ago, but busy real life stuff kept me from getting the post up until now!).  Much of what I've put together here is from the latest round of Collabor88. I loved the layered dress offered by Ison but wanted to change it up a bit, so I ended up pairing the sheer over-dress part with the painted desert body suit by The Sea Hole. Beyond that, all it really needed was some interesting jewelry and super-stylin' boots from House of Fox. I think my favorite thing for this round of Collabor88 was the furniture, though - so much high quality stuff, and all so endlessly mix-and-matchable!

That's it for now - sorry for the somewhat short post, but hopefully there will be more to come soon. Looks like I missed some great new releases on my week off!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Look 59: Au Contraire

My Look:
SKIN: The Sugar Garden | Angel A Tone - Light Brows |
EYES: Anara | Anara Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR: Elikatira | Interrupt - Blond 3 |
RING: LaGyo | Mother's Pearl Ring
NECKLACE: Izzie's | 50's Pearl Necklace - Yellow |
BRACELETS: Noodles | Plastic Heart Bangle Red |
SUNGLASSES: Steinwerk | Heart II Glasses | Free! |
HAT: C'est La Vie! | Apple Beret | Group Gift |
SOCKS: Kyoot | Lacey White Knee Socks |
BAG: C'est La Vie! | Canvas Bag Strawberry |
SHOES: G-Field | Strap Shoes Alex - Patent Yellow |
TOP: The Secret Store | Sweet Sheer - Mint | @FaMESHed |
SKIRT: Tee*fy | Basic High Waist Short Denim Skirt - Cherry | @FaMESHed |

My Room:
SOFA: Cheeky Pea | Mainstream Couch - New Wave | @FaMESHed |
DRESSER: Floor Plan | Chest of Drawers - Yellow |
DECO PLATES: North West | Store Closed :( |
FRUIT BOWL: Lisp | Montmarte Bowl of Fruit |
TEA SET: Y's House | Kyuse - Hart |
LAMP: Tatty Soup | Candy Lamp Yellow |
PICTURE FRAME: Tatty Soup | Random Frame Flamingo |
CANDLE: NuDoLu Voyage | Bougie en Hiver |
RUSSIAN DOLL: NuDoLu Voyage | Trois soeurs de Matrioch |
CURTAIN: Nordari | Birch Curtain |
PHONE: %Percent | Round Telephone - Light Green |
MANNEQUIN: Art Dummy | Once |
HOUSE: Vespertine | Nougat Apartment |

I home sick with yet another cold - the second one in 2 months.  Unfair!  So it will be, yes, a very lazy Sunday for me. It does mean I've got this blog post ready to go sooner than I anticipated, so let's have it, shall we?

Basically, this is my November FaMESHed post. Lots of great stuff this round; the event seems to have more and more contributors every time, doesn't it? My favorites are definitely this skirt by Tee*fy paired with the sweet sheer top by The Secret Store. I'm definitely not the first blogger to put these two items together, so I tried to make my look more unique with some heart-shaped glasses and a fun fruit hat from C'est La Vie, as well as some other cute accessories. The loose, twisty-braid hairstyle from Elikatira is very pretty, and it was also 75L, last I saw (that may not be the case any longer, though!).

For my room, I plopped down this great couch by Cheeky Pea (also at FaMESHed). It's beautiful, but not really a "whimsical" piece - but since my outfit is pretty whimsical, I was determined to make it work within that context. After a LOT of inventory rummaging, I put out the ombre dress by Floorplan and kitschy lamp by Tatty Soup, then I topped it off with some curtains and cute n' girly props.  Finally, I had myself an outfit and room that match.

And with that, I go back to drinking tea and sniffling.  Happy lazy Sunday!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Look 58: I'll Stray



My Look:
SKIN: KOOQLA | Cherie 01 |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Anara Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR [mesh]: *Ivanka Akina* | Betty Hair - Chestnut |
TATTOO: La Malvada Mujer | Il Barocco |
EARRINGS: [glow] studios | Old Clara Gold Earrings |
BRACELET LEFT: The Sea Hole | Parisian Bangles - Pearl |
BRACELET RIGHT: [DDL] | The NN - Black and Gold |
BELT [mesh]: Milk Motion | Eagle Belt - Grey |
BOOTS [mesh]: Milk Motion | Vivianne Boots - Grey |
SHIRT: Nylon Outfitters | Muscle Tee - Frida - Grey/Blue |
VEST [mesh]: Tee*fy | Basic Simple Vest Gray |
JEANS [mesh]: The Secret Store | Rise Skinny Jeans - Blue Denim |
CIGARETTE: Nikotin | Cigarette Classic |
POSES: -no wow- | "Northbound" and "C'est La Vie" sets |

My Room:
ARMCHAIR: Tatty Soup | Moreton Chair - Electric |
DESK CHAIR: Zinnia's | Cheery Chair in Azul |
DESK: Nordari | Weathered Afternoon | @ FAIR event |
WALL CABINET: Zigana | Apothocary Cabinet |
RUGL Zigana | Rug Sand |
CACTI: Tatty Soup | Mick and Ronnie Cactus |
CANVAS: Lisp | Macabre Frames |
BIRD DECOR: Lisp | Sparrow Perky |
FAN: Lisp | Fan - Texture Change |
POTTED PLANT: {ililo} | Seedling |
SKULLS: Zinnia's | Nevada Cow Skull - Texture Change |
HOUSE: Nordari | MilkCoffee & Sugar Hearts |

Happy almost-weekend! With this post I bring good news: my blog will now be a part of the SL Style Academy feed, found at! I'm very excited to be featured amongst all the other fantastic bloggers. :)

I put this look together a few days before the November cycle of Collabor88 started. Little did I know that the recent theme would be vaguely western-tinged, or I might have waited to take these pictures. Still, I like the way my room is decorated and I think my avatar fits right in. The outfit is kind of a cross between cowgirl, motorcycle-chick, and Rosie the Riveter, right? I just had to add in the bad girl cigarette to complete the whole image.

These mesh high-rise jeans from the Secret Store have been everywhere, and with good reason: like the rest of Maylee Oh's products, they're impeccably made on top of being adorable.  In fact, they're so cute that I got them in a couple of colors, which is a little unusual for me because I don't usually buy a lot of jeans in SL (or in RL, for that matter - funny, that!).  Tee*fy has also been making some amazing stuff lately, including this little mesh vest that you can pair with all sorts of looks. The boots and belt are by Milk Motion, for Marie's "Urban Cowboy" (my description, not hers!) flavored Fall collection.

For my Urban Cowboy room, I put together some items from Zinnia's, Zigana, and Tatty Soup. I've wanted this cow skull decor from Zinnia's for ages, but could never think of how to use it. The textures on it are fantastic, and you can also choose from a few different colors/patterns, or with/without the feather attachment. I've show this arm-chair by Tatty Soup before, but not in this fantastic bright color, called "electric." It comes packed with some really cute poses, as you can see.  The other item I really love here is the desk piece by Nordari, which I  purchased at the FAIR event. I actually saw one blogger use it as a head-board for her bed, which just goes to show you don't necessarily need to use it as a desk.

With that said, I've REALLY gotten a lot of use out of this house from Nordari; it's just so versatile! However, I'm starting to feel like I ought to put up a new one for my winter home. Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Look 57: Pearl's Dream

My Look:
SKIN: The Sugar Garden | Angel - Bust/ATone/Dark Brows |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR: booN | WMO003 Hair- Blond |
LIPS: The Sugar Garden | Matte Pout Caprice |
NEST: Slow Kitchen | Bird Nest Hat |
NECKLACE: [glow] studio | The Nest Necklace - Silver |
RING: Undefined Lilies | Yard Sale Stroll Ring - Floral |
STOCKINGS: Le Poppycock | Blossom Stockings - Cherry |
SHOES: Ingenue | Cindy - Cherry | Oct C88 |
INNER SHIRT: Nylon Outfitters | Sheer Floral Henley - White |
OUTER TOP [mesh]: The Sea Hole | Davenport Blouse - Slurpee | Oct C88 |
SKIRT [mesh]: Ison | Draped Midi Skirt- Ombre Beige |
POSES: Lumiere | "Serenity" Set |
My Room:
BED: Art Dummy | Vain Bed |
BIRDCAGES: Cheeky Pea and Pilot | "Garden Party" Set | Oct C88 |
ART: Pilot | Magon Art Collection |
BIRDCAGE W/CAT: This n' That | Old Hunt Gift |
APPLES: Uncertain Smile | Apple Basket |
PEARS: Teawood |
SKYBOX: Vespertine | Hidden Place - Head in Clouds |

The next few days will be the last chance to get the October Collabor88 items; I'm showing off a few last things here before we switch over to the November round. I've already shown these birdcages from the Cheeky Pea and Pilot Garden Party set, but they're just so versatile! I know I'll get endless use out of them. Another recent purchase is this bed from Art Dummy, from the "vanity" themed SUYS round. It looks a little like a bird cage, so I thought it worked well in this room, and the bed is so cozy that you just know you'd sleep so deeply that you'd wake up with a big old bed-head nest of hair.  I love this hair from boon; I've blogged it before, but it's always reminded me of a nest, so why not wear an actual nest with it? The art from Pilot is new for FLF, and I just love it - such an ecclectic little collection!  As for the actual outfit - I'm enjoying it so much that I just might have to keep it on for a while.