Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sales and Discounts Make It Too Easy to Shop! - Featuring Exile at My Attic

Every few weeks there are a number of places in Second Life that rotate new items in and showcase designs from all corners of the grid. Places like this often offer a taste of this and that, in hopes that they will win you over and pull you in to their flagship store.

It's a good theory, and it does provide what it promises. I can test drive almost any designer if I look hard enough. I've begun to collect landmarks of these places, and since I know that they're discounting their products, sometimes as much as 75% off, I wait till an item that appeals to me appears in one of these locations.

This stunning hair from Exile is just a latest example. I've never owned Exile hair. This style suited me on several levels, first the updo makes it easy to wear with almost anything and not have prims bumping prims. Also it had the option to select naturals, so I have a basic blonde, brown, brunette, and auburn/red choice. For the discounted price and all these options built in to the HUD, I just might take a detour away from the houses of sales and head directly to Exile to see what else I might find.

Featured Exile Live Every Moment Natural Fusion at My Attic
1. Dulce Secrets: Glo Lashes
2. Poetic Colors: Rain Tree
3. [Al Vulo!]: Aisha

4. Pose built into prop at My Attic

A Prayer of Hope -- Featuring a Dress From Luziefee and Great New Products from Face Paint

Dance then... wherever you may be... for I am the Lord of the Dance said He... I'll lead you all wherever you may be... I am the Lord of the Dance said He.

I danced in the morning when the day had first begun...

I danced in the evening with the setting of the sun...

A song of prayer sent out to someone very special, someone who's family has had to deal with such sadness and fear and so many other things this past 48 hours. To Wesley, I pray you find your way home from the darkness. To Wesley's family, I pray you find strength, wherever you are and know that wherever you are, you are not alone.

Featuring Luziefee Paka #3
Featuring Face Paint Niki Lip Gloss (Single)
Featuring Face Paint Color Change Prim Long Nails
Featuring Face Paint Skin Cynthia Pink Beige - Tan
Featuring Face Paint Prim Lashes
1. Poetic Colors: Autumn Moon
2. Osmose: Desir Platinum
3. Chop Zuey: Final Judgement Earrings
4. {{BSD}}: Stay Cool Model
5. Manifeste Poses

6. Taken on site at Image Essentials

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I Enjoy Mixing and Matching Pieces From Great Designers - Luziefee, Zanze, Shake-Up!, [LWL], Ingenue, LISP and Dot-Be Fashion

I waited this time till I had several different looks to share with you and blog. The combinations ended up unique and brilliant in color and style.

Featuring Luzifee Qubilah Boho Knit
Featuring Luzifee Fritzi Loafers (included in outfit)
1. Poetic Colors: Hot Mocca
2. Calico Ingmann: April Mocha
3. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Starlia
4. Face Paint: Moonlight
5. Sexy Mama Valentine Manicure
6. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis

7. Pose Built into Chair on Dock

I found the variety options with Luzifee's Qubilah runs the gamut of colors and themes. Two styles are not shown here, but I encourage you to pop in and see the options and choose one that suits you well.

Featuring Zanze Piper Dress
Featuring Shake-Up! Fabric Flower Ring
Featuring Ingenue: Delphine Lime
Featuring [LWL] Collars and Cuffs Red Trench
1. EMO-tions: Karen
2. Poetic Colors: Autumn Moon
3. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria
4. Face Paint: Monarch
5. Candy Nail: Tea Time
6. Rockberry Skin: Apple 5
7. Darlinged: XyrHeart Earrings
8. Manifeste Poses

Anchors away in this little tube dress created by Zanze with a shape that beckoned some other pieces. I imagine there are some who are far more brave than I who could wear the dress and expose their chest, and loved ones who would not argue that decision at all. I paired some pretty lime heels, the unique accessories of the collar and cuffs with a shirt I designed. The ring from Shake-Up! completed my compilation. I've never wore Ingenue, [LWL] or Shake-Up! before so it was fun finding new designs and new companies.

Featuring LISP Tea Pose (wear Tea Cup and pose)
Featuring Dot-B-Fashion Animalistic Hunt Top (Blue Tiger)
Featuring Luzifee Paka Skirt
1. EMO-tions: Cheyenne
2. Poetic Colors: autum Moon
3. Miamai Catwalk Lashes Pink
4. Face Paint Spring Gems 1 Under the Sea
5. Face Paint: Color Stroke
6. Baubles! by Phe: Square Diamond Bangle
7. Darling: Earrings
8. DADAbeiz: Black Half Ankle Boots

I took the skirt from another of Luzifee's new releases and a top from Dot-Be-Fashoin (a hunt item so you want to go and look for this great mesh top with the beautiful blue tiger on the front). The cup in my hand actually came with two cups that once worn posed me casually sipping something delicious. I'll include the photos from Luzifee so you can see the whole outfit Paka, the skirt with the rest.

Take a walk in my shoes, from the sea to shining sea. The various locations I chose for these photos were scattered around Second Life and each setting had its own aura and energy, each enticing for different reasons. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

How Could I Stay Away From the Beach... Featuring Shoenique, [elika], Poetic Colors and a Special Deal Skin from Al Vulo!

I've always been the fairly adventurous type and so I find myself in corners of Second Life that at first glance might seem odd or even dangerous. The more odd and dangerous, the more fun it can be, right?

One thing that does seem to appeal to almost any lifestyle and any group or gathering or club is the affection for pools or lakes or oceans. I have been very few places that did not capitalize on this and even though I had on copious amounts of clothing (compared to the others on this particular beach) I was able to kick back and enjoy my Friday afternoon.

This particular version of me has blonde hair and brand new green eyes thanks to [elika] and Poetic Colors. The eyes are the most recent 'free' color at Poetic Colors and the color really is gorgeous. Now I have 5 colors from them and I absolutely love all of them.

I've never blogged [Al Vulo!] skins either, and this skin was at one of those locations where a whole array of designers put out one or two pieces from their flagship store and usually at a really good price. 

I've also never blogged anything from Shoenique, and every time I've been there recently, I've gotten little deals on some cleverly designed shoes, as you would expect from a place called Shoenique but they also have some cute clothing and this pink top exhibits just one cute garment from their clothing line.

Featured Shoenique Relax Outfit Tied Top
Featured New Eyes from Poetic Colors Rain Tree
Featured [Al Vulo!] Aisha from The Dressing Room Fusion
Featured [elika] Interrupt
1. Sexy Mama Prim Nails
2. Gizza: Celsy Jeans Sunny
3. Vodka: Mesh Boots

4. Pose built into beach chair

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Daydreamin... Featuring New Face Paint, Wasabi Pills, Zanze and New Designer Kyxe Skins

This week I had the great pleasure of meeting a friend of a friend, someone who's new to creating skins and obviously has mad skills! I hope to bring you examples of this new store's variety as time passes, but this peek at the store's Group Gift might make you want to drop by and visit.

I adore some of the most darling, tender-hearted and clever designers and have the privilege of wearing their art, and feeling like a walking showstopper.  What a treat it is to add to that group of special people too! 

Whether it's new hair curled around my shoulders just right or a baby doll print on a dress hanging just low enough to be decent on a Summer walk in the park or a perch on a perfect swing, lolling around half dreaming of all things warm and wonderful.

Featured Face Paint Moonlight
Featured Wasabi Pills Lory Mesh Hair Chocolate
Featured Kyxe Skin - Group Gift - Lucy Summer Skin
Featured Zanze Bethany Babydoll Mango
1. Poetic Colors: Hot Mocca
2. Candy Nail: Resort Sunset
3. Uzuri: Bibi Cuff
4. ::Purple Moon:: Swan Jeweled Brows Goth
5. N-Core: Caprice Champagne

6. Poses built into swing prop

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Finding Romance... in a Group Gift Gown by [[Masoom]]

I could have a little crush on someone, scope the settings for romantic dances, wander Second Life looking for precious little places to take this person one day, the day I get bold enough to say I actually have a crush and would want to... well one thing at a time.

The designer has taken a basic mesh shaped long dress and added accent pieces so the gown has movement around the feet and structure around the face. It makes it more unique and in my opinion also more elegant.

Yes, this is me, dreamy eyed, staring off into the distance while the sun is setting, pondering that day when I might have a use for the gorgeous gown, to kick up my heels and spend the night dancing under the stars. We all need dreams, right?

Featured [[Masoom]] Higher Gown (Group Gift)
1. EMO-tions: Forever
2. Poetic Colors: Autumn Colors Storm
3. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Divina
4. Face Paint: Come Along - Smoke
5. [S H O C K]: Glitter Nails
6. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis

7. Di's Opera House Poses

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Love Is In The Air... Featuring Dot-B-Fashion

I'm a sucker for romance, a hopeful romantic at heart, and always excited for those who find their 'someone special' in Second Life. It's even more fun when it's like Fashion Royalty.

The dress I have on this evening comes from Dot-B-Fashion. The owner and designer for Dot-B-Fashion - Boniefacio - has so many accolades in the fashion industry, respected by many. The dress' name "Ponchituti Dress 2', a perfect example of that fashion royalty and sweet true love as Ponchituti also earned so much respect for her role in the fashion industry as well. The two of them together set the fashion world on fire.

A mesh dress with a subtle simplicity stuns in black and white and celebrates the delight of the new groom and his adoration for his lovely Ponchituti. May they remain ever happy!

Featured:Dot-B-Fashion Ponchi Dress 2
1. EMO-tions: Aquaria Snow
2. Poetic Colors: Quicksilver
3. Gaeline Mesh Lashes: Mysteria
4. Face Paint: Day and Night
5. Candy Nail: Harvest Beige
6. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis
7. EMO-tions: Aphrodite Earrings
8. (mv): Bitchain White Boots
9. Taken on site at Image Essentials in the Studio 

Ah, a Day At the Beach... Featuring [[Masoom] Hunt Items

One of my mottos since I was very young, far from Second Life or even an internet junky, "Free is good. Free is very very good." I love Hunts for that very reason, and in Second Life, hunts mean fun, free or nearly free, and a great chance to know more about a designer.

For the Endless Summer Hunt, [[Masoom]] has a bright halter top for you if you're good at finding hidden treasures.

The other hunt, currently in progress is the Midsummer Night's Dream Hunt (one of my favorite Shakespeare plays too!).

When you find this item, you'll be suitably ready for whatever dreams will come your way this summer.

I personally am a beach fanatic. I could lay by the ocean for days, just sitting in the sand, no fancy beach chair or anything, feeling the waves lap at the shore. It's one of the most peace filled places I know.

Featured [[Masoom]] Midnight Summer Hunt Top
Featured [[Masoom]] Endless Summer Hunt Floral Top
1. EMO-tions: Joshua
2. Poetic Colors: Quicksilver
3. Liv-Glam: Sculpted Lashes
4. Face Paint: Va Voom Blue
5. Trendy Dolls: St. Patrick's Day Nails
6. Candy Nail: Bare Feet
7. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis
8. EMO-tions: Liberty Jewelry Set in Turquoise
9. Finesmith: Belly Gem (worn with Midnight Summer Top)
10. ::EM:: Harem Pants Flower Yellow

11. Posed Using Vista AO Sit Anywhere at Face Paint

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sex Sizzles at Carrie's Lingerie

There once was a girl who really enjoyed Second Life and all the possibilities seemed endless. In May of 2011, she applied to work as a store model for a really classy lingerie company then anxieties got the best of her. The store manager at the time was remarkable and warm, aware of my anxieties and made me feel at peace with my fears and told me to let her know when I thought I might want to interview. I continued to shop and happily so, for several months following that, at Carrie's Lingerie and get to know the place, the people, the basic process, and details I thought would eventually help me build my confidence to a point I might interview.

When I was hired in August, I embraced this new facet of my Second Life experience with a passion. I'd done other odd jobs along the way, but this was the closest thing I'd found to work that reminded me bygone years where I was healthy enough to work offline. The atmosphere was one of a Sorority of women (with a few handsome men to keep life spicy and interesting) run by a business savvy woman - Carrie Bridger. Had I never stepped into Carrie's that day in 2011, I would not have ended up 2 years later on a path that's a tangent to my current Second Life identity. 

This beautiful blue outfit came out this month for June's VIP members. It is a special color of the beloved Obsession designed for VIP members only, and it's even more breathtaking in person! Quality and Carrie's go hand in hand, and whether you visit for a Hunt and are successful in finding the treasure or spend the money, well worth it by far, on each month's Limited Edition, the tasteful and very sensual lingerie reminds me of the notion of "Top Shelf". She doesn't care if it's a hunt give-away or a one of a kind Limited, she puts the energy and beauty into every piece, making sure that ALL Carrie's Lingerie is 'Top Shelf.'

Since my time at Carrie's, I've explored many different businesses, many different things related to fashion, and I still reflect back on my experience at Carrie's as one step towards my overall goals and joy in what I do to this day. I've modeled a little bit of everything, but it all began with a shy girl who was uncertain she could do the job justice in 2011.

Featured Carrie's Lingerie VIP Gift June Obsession Blue
1. Poetic Colors: Quicksilver
2. [elika]: Breathe
3. Natural Beauty: Eyelashes
4. Face Paint: The Pout
5. Rockberry Skin: Apple 5
6. N@N@: Gold Heart Bangles
7. Chop Zuey: Blue Beads and Gold Clasp Necklace
8. Face Paint: Modern Drops Earrings

9. Bax Boots: Prestige White Leather 

*Thank you Naughty for buying my first pair of Bax Boots. To this day, they're some of the highest quality products I've found in SL.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kickin Down the Cobblestones... Featuring Zanze

I'm a child of musically oriented parents, so I was exposed to any number of sounds and tastes when I was very young, with favorites like James Taylor and the Beatles being my mother and father's preferences immediately being my own. Another sound they loved was from Simon and Garfunkel, so I have lyrics of theirs in my head to this day.

When I put this composition together, the song "The 59th Street Bridge" came to mind. Not sure why really, as there don't appear to be cobblestones in my set. Maybe I was just kickin back and feelin groovy. Zanze offers a super selection of looks from the very classy and fancy evening wear to a chic casual like this. Shena, which comes with a partially transparent blue top so the daring could wear it and expose a lot, while a more conservative gal like me can use the bra included, and finally a trouser that's not denim completes the look. Monochromatic designs are all the rage this year and as we look towards fall, that's not supposed to change either.

Featured Zanze Shena Pants
Featured Zanze Shena Top and Bra
Featured Image Essentials Studio
1. EMO-tions Falling (mesh)
2. Poetic Colors: Quicksilver
3. WoW: Diva Lashes
4. Face Paint: The Pout
5. Sexy Mamas Valentine Manicure
6. :::Shiva::: Riria (fair exclusive)
7. Boho ~Candy Metal~: Michelle Fringe

8. Poses in Studio at Image Essentials

Saturday, June 22, 2013

During My Day, Then Into the Evening Featuring [Masoom] and Face Paint

Any time an item in Second Life - or in my life off line for that matter - can be worn in several ways, I feel like I'm getting a deal. Jessica Simpson recently finished season two of Fashion Star, and she's had several designers who created similar outfits with multiple uses. She calls them 'two-fers'. A woman worth over a billion dollars still celebrates good deals and two-fers.

I found this pretty Lashed Top, four colors to choose from at [Massom] fit the notion of a two-fer easily. First, I took similar photos of three of the colors paired with a simple pair of jeans from Blacklace and gorgeous shoes by {{BSD}}.

And lastly, I took off the jeans and headed towards the bedroom. Maybe someone will get lucky tonight, or at least snuggle me close while I'm wearing the top to bed, as it's silky sexy length offers enticement and a perfect tease.

Featured [[Masoom]] Lashed Top in Plum (a)
Featured Face Paint Come Along
1. EMO-tions Aurelia Silver Blonde
2. Poetic Colors: Autumn Colors Storm
3. Gaeline: Mesh Lashes Fantasia
4. Finesmith: French Sky
5. 7 Deadly S{k]ins: Envy B4a T2
6. Blacklace: Flirt Cut Denim Jeans White
7. {{BSD}}: Fierce Model Heels
8. Poses in Studio at Image Essentials

(b) burnt
(c) silver
(d) gold

... Factorie Couture Calypso Lingerie Panty

Who Knew? Featuring Face Paint, Silken Moon and {{BSD}}

This week I found myself returning after what has seemed to be forever. In truth it's only been two months, but when you stop doing something you love passionately for that long, it really does feel like a really long time. To say that I'm so glad to be back again would be an understatement. I just beam as I write this afternoon.

I don't know how Rip Van Winkle did it after 40 years, reconnecting with the world for that must have been insane, because in two months in our shared Second Life, I feel like it's insane. I forgot how much fun it was, but also how much work each composition is, and how much time and joy I like to put into this.

So I woke up, and began exploring all over again. I had this great mesh dress from Silken and a spectacular bag from {{BSD}} to carry all my stuff as I wandered. And no look would be complete for me without some of Face Paint's finest makeup. The Come Along series has been released as part of 55L and it's still on sale.

Featured Face Paint Come Along Makeup
Featured Silken Moon Vintage Neon Dress
Featured {{BSD}} Model Off Duty Bag
1. EMO-tions: Judy
2. Poetic Colors: Autumn Colors Storm
3. [NikitaFride]: Ludic Drama
4. Noya: Gold Nails
5. Glam Affair Skin: Amberly
6. Chop Zuey: Great Earth Necklace and Earrings
7. Pose 2: Built into {{BSD}} Bag