Sunday, February 24, 2013

Look 71: I Keep It Warm

My Look:
SKIN: The Sugar Garden | Baby - Xiaxue |
EYES: The Sugar Garden | Sleepy Lavendar |
HAIR [mesh]: Truth | Hollana w/roots - Surf | @ Feb C88 |
BLUSH AND FRECKLES: Sugar Heart | Crush Blush 8 + Sweetheart Spreckles Nose |
LIPS: The Sugar Garden | Baby Smooches Pink T - Pale |
BREASTS [mesh]: Lola's | Tango |
NECKLACE: League | Daydream Necklace Moving Sky Single Tier |
COMB: LaGyo | Hummingbird Comb |
HEADBAND: {u.f.o.} | Animal Wire Headband - Pearl Cat |
EARRINGS: LaGyo | Hummingbird Earrings | @ Feb C88 |
RING: Shakeup | Vintage Ring 11 | Past Arcade |
SOCKS: BCC | Mico Lace Socks |
SHOES [mesh]: G Field | Bow Strap Shoes "Kate" - Mint |
DRESS [mesh]: katat0nik | Souler Babydoll -Sky |
POSES: Imeka | "Danni" Set |

My Room:
HOUSE: Scarlet Creative | Vintage Petite |
LADDER & WALL ART: What Next | Falling Wall Decor - Spring |
DESK, LAMP & CHAIR: fri.home | Parlour Set |

As I sit here on a snowy Sunday, spring has never seemed further away. In SL, however, spring is already starting to show itself, especially in this fun and flirty outfit by kata0nik. Now, I never though I would buy any kind of mesh breast attachments, as they just don't really jibe with my personal style....however, I'll fully admit to being charmed by the sort of "blow-up doll cutsey/kawaii cupcake" look that has accompanied the popularity of Lola's Tango breasts, in particular.

Turns out that I DO actually like fake boobs so long as they're part of a look that is sweet enough to give a person a tooth ache. The Sugar Garden's skins, makeup, and clothing are my favorites for achieving this look, and now I'm happy to see that katat0nik is contributing to this trend.

I put together this scene rather quickly, as I wanted the outfit to take center stage.  I've included a few pieces from the new parlour set by fri.home, which is just great. Run out and get it if you haven't yet!  I've also got my new Scarlet Creative home set up, but am still in the process of decorating. It's a much bigger space than what I usually have, so it could take me a while!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Look 70: Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits

My Look:
SKIN: The Sugar Garden | Angel - A Tone |
EYES: Anara | Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR: booN | Hairpieces GURA21 - Blond |
BOOTS: NuDoLu | Bootes de Boutons |
HOODIE: {u.f.o.} | Porty Training Set - Grey | @ Feb C88 |
SKIRT: NuDoLu | Jupe De Madam Leather Lavendre |
POSES: Imeka | "Talia" Set |

My Room:
BOOK FRAMES: .lame |
GLOBE & LANTERN | Sanctuaire |
CLOUD MOBILE & CHAIR: Vespertine | In-store Sale! |
HOUSE: Vespertine | Nougat Apt. |

Wow, this week's Fifty Linden Friday has really impressed me with all the cute furniture releases that are available for 50L!  In fact, I'm going to rush this post a bit so that it goes up before Saturday, so that those of you who haven't been out shopping yet can see what you're missing.  The first big news is that the store is teaming up with Floorplan on a new line of home decor, and from what I've seen so far, it looks great!  The entry table and assorted decor is on special for FLF, and comes in at a modest 4LI.  Now, I'm not sure what's going on with all the book-themed furniture lately, but being an avid reader myself, I approve of this trend!  The cute book shelf frames are a FLF item by .lame, and the spool book table and book lamp are both on sale for FLF at Floorplan's main store. Make sure you go buy all this cute stuff before midnight tonight!

I love this rabbit hoodie by u.f.o., but I wanted to pair it up with something other than the skirt it came with. I've been wanting this lace-edged skirt by NuDoLu for a while, and I thought they looked super cute together. Fair warning, though - it's extremely challenging to find hair that fits under this hoodie.  I ended up just going with some bangs and a hairbase to mimic the look of a tucked in ponytail, but that's because I was being a perfectionist and didn't want any hair sticking out through the hoodie at all.  If you're less picky than me, then you may be able to use a wider variety of hair styles underneath it. It's a cute enough ensemble that I didn't mind having to go with a somewhat plainer hairstyle.

The poses (except for the chair) are a new set by my friend Nati, available at her store Imeka. Go get them!  Soooo cute!

Happy weekend, friends!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Look 69: Into the Woods

My Look:
SKIN: The Sugar Garden | Baby - Xiaxue |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Custom Mesh Eyes |
HAIR [mesh]: Elikatira | Abbey - Blonde | Retirement Sale! |
RING: LaGyo | Bizarre Flower Ring - Texture Change |
NECKLACE: Whippet & Buck | Peggy Buck Necklace Gold |
HEADBAND: {u.f.o.} | Wire Animal Headband Gatcha - Pearl Rabbit (rare) | @ SGB |
TIGHTS: So Many Styles | Braid Knit Tights - Green |
SHOES: Monso | My Fancy Flats - Pointed Cat Black |
TOP: Kyoot | Book Worm Top - Nautical  | Closing Sale! |
SKIRT [mesh]: Elate | Lily Skirt - Navy & Cranberry |
POSES: Imeka | "Sara" Set |

My Room:
Everything Shown: Vespertine |

Vespertine is one of my favorite creators of furniture and homes, so I put together a look inspired by this skybox and moon lamp that were prizes for the Cold Winters Night Hunt. The woodsy wallpaper and moon lamp make me think of the darker children's stories, like Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland. The wooden shelves even remind me of the door that Alice crawls through after she falls down the rabbit hole.

My fairy tale look is helped along with the new whimsical pose set by Imeka and a very elaborate hairstyle by Elikatira. Make sure you grab it while the retirement sale is still going on! (Hopefully it's not over as I write this). I love the shape of this skirt by Elate - it's beautifully made. They have a reduced price version out for Fifty Linden Fridays, in a pink Valentine's color, but I wanted it in this color, instead!

As for the white rabbit ears.... the reference should be clear, right? :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Look 68: Sunset Perfume



My Look:
SKIN: Mother Goose's | Dabi - 06 Teeth |
EYES [mesh]: Anara | Anara Custom Eyes |
HAIR [mesh]: Wasabi Pills | Jamie - Crystal Violet |
HAT: LaGyo | Starla Beret - Pale | @ Jan C88 |
BELT: LaGyo | Hurley High Waist Belt - Pale | @ Jan C88 |
BRACELETS: The Sea Hole | Parasian Set - Pearl |
RING: [glow] studios | Spike Rings |
SCARF: Ces't La Vie | Knit Snood - Gradiant |
BAG: Attic | Owl Plushie Bag - Brown |
SOCKS: House of Fox | Lazyboy Socks - White |
BOOTS: ISON | Levander Ankle Boots - Desert |
LEGGINGS: Pink Acid | Leather Mermaid Scale Leggings - Purple |
SHIRT (Under): Whippet & Buck | Maddy Lace Inset Top - Pebble Cream |
DRESS [mesh]: Ingenue | Tulp - Sea |
POSES: Imeka | "Mel" Set #1 and #5 |
My Room:
SIDEBOARD W/ART: Second Spaces |
CHAIRS: Zigana & Flowey | Banana-Fanna | @ Atelier Kreslo |
OTHER ART PRINTS: The Loft | @ Fameshed |
PAINTERS ACCESSORIES: End of Daze | Four Walls Hunt |
SKYBOX: %Percent | Mary Theresa Skybox | Four Walls Hunt |
Well, my inventory is majorly cluttered, in particular with odds and ends that I've been picking up at various events, some discounted and some not. I also have a ton of Hunt items I have yet to put to good use. Most of the prizes have been fantastic, too, but RL has kept me from blogging in a prompt and timely manner, unfortunately!
One evetn that you can still check out is Atelier Kreslo, which will have these adorable chairs by Zigana and Flowey through mid-February. I love the poses that the chair comes with, and the unique fabrics and patterns. A new round of Fameshed has also begun and while I've only grabbed a few things so far, I like what I see!
Most of what I'm wearing is mixture of Collabor88 and various FLF items I've had building up in my inventory folder. I like the look I came up with at the last minute; Ingenue's clothing always has those cute vintage shapes that I'm a fan of. The scarf/snood I'm wearing is also color-change and the perfect accompaniment to a dressy winter outfit.
However, I don't know about you all, but I'm hoping for Spring!