Smell The Flowers


Spring is in the air which for mean usually means cute skirts and dresses. This month at Collabor88 they have just that… cute skirts and dresses. The theme looks kinda office-y, but as usual everything can work for many different themes.
My skirt is the silk skater skirt from Milk Motion and it’s animated! I don’t know if this is the first ever animated piece of mesh clothing, but it sure is the first I have ever seen. There is a version that stays still, one that only animate when you walk and one that always animates. It’s a really interesting feature, although I am just using the non-moving one.
I went crazy trying to find just the right top for the mood I was in to wear with the skirt. I went all over the place and nothing jumped out at me. I finally made it back to C88 and sitting right there in front of me from Fishy Strawberry was pretty much the exact shirt I had been looking for. And WHAT LUCK! It was not too short nor too long, but tucked in at just the right place to work perfectly with the skirt. Some times with mesh is can me so hard to put things together that are not made for each other.
I also picked up this really cute top bun hair from Clawtooh and some chunky framed glasses from Yummy at this month’s C88.


There is so much going on right now in SL, I donno where to go next! If you are having problems figuring out what event to hit up next, take it from me, skin fair should definitely be near the top of your list. So many great great artists there and Spring is a great time to try out a new look for the warmer months.
I am wearing Ari from Dead Apples, their first skin and I am in love! It is one of my top favorites from this year’s fair. The skin has such a sweet face with a cute little nose that makes me want to just smoosh it and lips that look just yummy! I know that is a weird way to describe lips, but they make me want to bite my lip, so .. yummy. But my favorite part of the skin, and this may sound a little weird, is the part on either side of the nose that goes into the cheeks and under eye area. It’s hard to explain, but I love how it looks puffy. It’s a great detail that most skins don’t have and I think it adds a little something to the skin. I can’t wait to see what other great skins come from Dead Apples!

eyes: IKON Promise eyes
skin: Dead Apples Ari (skin Fair)
freckles: Dead Apples
hair: Clawtooth Business Time (March C88)
hands & feet: Slink

top: Fishy Strawberry Tokyo Office Shirt (march C88)
skirt: Milk Motion Silk Skater Skirt (marcha C88)
shoes: Ingenue Pandora Flats (March Arcade)
flowers: The Secret Store Wild Flowers (March Arcade)
necklace: Maxi Gossamir Lyra necklace
glasses: Yummy Leigh Frames (march C88)

pose: Doolally (poses coming soon)

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Hair Fair 2013

It’s that time of year again… HAIR FAIR!!! *runs around with crazy flailing arms* Out of all the fair type events, like skin fair, pose fair, etc…, Hair Fair is my most favorite. One can never have too much hair, right? It’s so easy in SL to change your hair from short to long and back again. Dye it crazy colors or bring it back to a natural color. I have to have lots of variety in my hairs to fit every mood and whim I may have.

With so many great hair creators these days I find it really hard to limit myself. I went way overboard last year buying nearly 40 hairs! Looking back at my old post I realized that so many of them I forgot I had and never wore again. So when it came to hair fair this time I gave myself a stern talking to about really thinking over what hairs I would buy. I still went a little overboard, but really who could blame me with all the awesome hair out there this year?! The total number of hairs I got this is is just under half of what I got last year so i will count that as goal accomplished in not going totally overboard.
You might want to sit back, this is going to be kind of a long post.


Last year Laviere was a new to me hair store, but over the last year they have been working their way to being one of my favorite stores. When I finally got into the fair, which surprisingly didn’t take that long, just a few minutes of constant tp attempts, Laviere was one of the first stores I hit up. As I said before I was really trying to limit myself on what to buy and these two hairs were the ones I felt I could not live with out. It was more difficult to choose which color pack to buy them in actually. Lately I have only been getting fades, I just love that look and Laviere has a great pack with fades, but their textures are so beautifully made that even in the solid colors there is a nice variation to keep the hair from looking flat. I ended up just getting the pastel color pack because the colors are really pretty an it’s the perfect pink!
I simply loved this little curly hair from Tram! I only wish Tram did more non natural colors, but there was this dark salmon-y color that can pass ff as pink so it worked out.


Lamb has some really cute hairs out this year. One of my absolute favorites is True Faith. There is also a similar hair called Blue Monday out and it’s basically the same except it has rolled under and very retro looking bangs. I loved it too and I wear retro styled things a lot, but I had to look long and hard at both hairs and choose which I thought I would get more use out of. Remember trying to stick to a goal of not going too crazy here. As much as I loved the rolled under bangs the more swept to the side fringe won out.
The other hair I got from Lamb is Thieves Like Us. I love that the braids are not super thick. So many braid hairs in SL seem so huge and thick to me. Now I have a lot of hair in RL and the curls ad a lot of volume and thickness to it, but when I braid my hair it is smaller and not all huge like braids tend to be in SL.
Fashionable Dead has some really cute hairs out this year, but by the time I got there I was running low on funds and could only get one. It was hard to choose as this year all (fd) hairs come packaged with two versions… TWO! In the end I got Mercury. I really liked the little floral knotted headband and think I’ll wear it more than the others.


There are a lot of hairs this year with really cute accessories. Ohmai is one of the shops with some of those hairs. I got Athena and Kun. As soon as I put Kun on it reminded me of Melora from Rasputina and could already picture some photo ops and outfits to wear it with.
Some lovely hairs from Clawtooth this yeah, I couldn’t live with out Tootsie. The best thing I think is he’s made a color pack with some of the colors he had int he last arcade round. This pink is my favorite by far.


ISON hair is new to me. Maybe it’s it is new in general, I donno I forget to check back at stores often to see what new things they are up to, but I just remember the clothes. I really liked these two hair styles and they have some nice colors and fades. When you buy the hair you get it with basic colors, and then you have the option to buy other packs on huds. Buying the hair plus the color pack was about 300L, which is nice because for the price of most hairs you get essential natural colors, plus another pack of colors of your choosing. It works out great for me because if I like a hair a lot I will buy it in a basic brown or blonde pack PLUS what ever pack gives me a nice pink or dip dye colors and i was able to do just that for only the price of basically one hair.
LeLutka is another shop this year with pretty accessories for their hair. And I am so happy now that more and more LeLutka hair is being offered in non natural colors!


I was pleasantly surprised by Ploom this year. They usually always have nice hair, just not always in my style. There were two that I just had to have this year. Cassie is so cute with the looped pigtails I could not resist and I really like Ploom’s dip dye pack called Candy.
The other hair I got is Raichu, it’s kinda cute and sassy ponytails done in bunches. There are some really nice details in this hair. Like up front where the hair is in the first band how it is a little poofy, but you can see where the rubber band weighs it down a bit. And the way the swoopy bangs separate from that top poofy part just look brilliant to me. I don’t want to be rude or anything like that, but I really feel like I can see some growth in technique with these latest hairs from Ploom at the fair.
And last, but not least the hairs I picked up at Eaters Coma. This was another shop that made it hard to limit myself. Hair 27 is kinda similar in style to one I got at ISON, but I justified the purchase by reasoning I’d wear the ISON on more in the pinks and as Eaters Coma doesn’t offer funky colors then I would wear it in natural brown. See, perfect reason to get two similar styles!

So those were my picks from this year’s fair. If you haven’t been yet you really should. It didn’t take long to actually get there at all and I made 3 trips and was amazed each time how quickly I got in. Previous years it would literally take me days to get a TP to actually go, but not this year. Also this year’s build is so awesome and cute! If you are having a hard time getting around I suggest finding one of the “bus” dispensers. They really are a life saver for getting around the fair.

Other credits:
skin: Dutch Touch
freckles and moles: Dutch Touch and Beusy
eyes: Ikon
piercing: pekka
tattoo: soulbeats
top: tee*fy

Rockabillies


First joint blog post with Voshie Paine! We’ve known each other for over 5 years in Secondlife (plus a few more out of Secondlife) and this is the FIRST time we have come together for a blog post. I had a lot of fun and hope we can do it again.
Voshie was already all dolled up in her rockabilly wear and I was half way there when she suggested we do pictures together. No need to twist my arm.. I already had an idea in my head of things I was going to blog later this week anyways so I quickly changed (well as quickly as I could with having to run to the store for new shoes that is).


Check out Voshie’s version over at her blog
On Voshie:

Pants: couverture ::A::Cropped pants >Black
Tank: fri. – Classic Beater (White)
Tattoo..: LiQSuM :.. “Sinfully Yours” Tattoo (Faded)
Freckles 1: ::DT:: ::JoLiE:: V2 Beautymarks Moles and Xtra Freckles
Freckles 2: .la petite morte. Iris freckles
Lashes 1: *MY UGLYDOROTHY -Lovely line4
Hair: Ivanka Akina *IA* Betty hair – fox
Piercing 1: – .HoD. – Dimpled Piercing – Silver Lining
Belt: .:Hermony:. LuckyDeath Belt
Glasses: /artilleri/ Meredith glasses 50% off Sale this Weekend Only
Piercing 2: :Hebenon Vial: Anonymous
Ears: AITUI [MESH] – Stretched Ear – Solid Plug 2″
Cigarette: FNKY! Cigarette II (long ash)
Lashes 2: Maxi Gossamer MG – Eyelashes – Party – Swallow Wings
Shoes: UBU PornStar Lo-Tops
Nails: [ S H O C K ] Tasty Fruit Nails
Keychain: [GARAGE R.H.]8Ball Keyholder
Dog Tags: [GARAGE R.H.]Dog-tag
Skin: Lara Hurley-Claudia red/PALE Vintage Fair
Eyes: .ID. Moody Vampire / Wispy Green


On Dizzy:

eyes: Insufferable Dastard Gem Eyes
skin: Dutch Touch Eesmee
Freckles: Dutch Touch Moles and Extra Freckles
hair: Clawtooth starlight

dress: Ingenue greta (vintage fair)
shoes: N-core Coquette
piercings: .Pekka Solitude Piercing
cigarette: Nikotin Cigarette Classic
neck tattoo: Pekka Love Me
arm/chest tattoo: Artilleri maggie tattoo

Truck: [GARAGE R.H.] C3100 Ver1.02 (all poses used are included in the truck)

Hair Fair 2012

So many hairs! Its going to be a long time before I need to buy another hair in SL. Mind you I said “need”… doesn’t mean I wont..hehe.
This is the first installment of my hair fair posts. I figured it’d break them up so they weren’t so long.


Clawtooth has some really cute hairs out this year. I picked up these two, Starlight and Going Steady. I simply adore Starlight! The swoopy bun thing on top reminds me so much of earlier Clawtooth hairs that made me fall in love with the store. Going Steady has a nice loose braid down the back and messy short hair in the front which gives a perfect care free feeling for tons of summer looks.


When I got to the Fashionably Dead stall I pretty much knew before trying on any demos that I would be buying most the hairs she has out, but thought just to be sure I better try the demos anyways. Turns out I was right and no need for demos. On the left is the hair Sunday, which has a counter part hair named Saturday with both sides of the hair in front. I liked them both, but the one side tucked ended up looking better on me.
Top right is Marie which has a cute side rolled bun type dealy with loose strands in front… another hair I could picture wearing with most summer styles or anything really.
Bottom right is Garden. What can I say I am a sucker for wavy locks and headbands.


Alice Project is a new to me store. I was very pleased with the styles and quality of the hairs I will defiantly be checking out her store in the future. I picked up the hairs Hyori and Namie (left to right). Alice project hairs have a rather unique coloring system. You get a blank hair and it comes with a HUD to add on the hair textures in a variety of hair colors and using a second HUD you can also tint the hair to pretty much any color you want. Also offered separately are extra HUDs with special packs of dye jobs for the hair which can be applied to any Alice Project hairs using the system. I was a little confused at first because the ads for the hairs say “No colors included,” but I think now that means the extra color HUDs… never fear there is a HUD with all the basic colors included in the hairs.


Exile has great hair with fun accessories this year. Here I have on Sea of Love (left) which comes with an optional band made of shells and pearls. On the right is Silent Wings and that one comes with feathers that color change by touch.

I can’t wait to start styling with all these hairs!
I shall return with more hairs in a bit, but I suggest you start gathering your virtual pennies now. There are so many great hairs this year we’ll all be crying broke with in the next few days.

other credits:
skin: Dutch Tough
eyes: Insufferable Dastard
tattoo and piercings: Pekka
Top and skirt: Tres Blah (July Colaber88)

Plum

Week 4 of 52 Weeks Of Color Challenge the color is plum.

I thought this weeks challenge would be easy seeing as purple (and most all its hues) is my favorite color, but I found every outfit I put together I have either blogged already something very similar or the clothes were really dated. Or when i went looking for a certain piece of clothing that I knew had been made in purple I found that I had bought it in another color! I remember thinking a while ago that I buy too much purple because it’s my favorite color, so I forced myself to buy in other colors and not even get the purple option… sad. So this weeks outfit is a bit simple and slightly off color as i don’t have too many things in the actual hue of plum, but i didn’t have the funds to just run out and buy new things. (*grumbles* thank you 111 for breaking the bank)

eyes: Tres Blah Jejune Baby Blue eyes
ears: Atomic Mystic Elven Ears
skin: Tuli Claire
freckles: L. Fauna Extra Freckles
hair: Clawtooth Beg Your Pardon

sweater: Artilleri Sally Sweater
pants: Decoy Genesis 10
scarf: Miel Lia Scarf plaid
boots: Reek Autumn Boots

LOTD 10/8/10

eyes: Tres Blah Jejune Hazel eyes
ears: Atomic Mystic Elven ears
skin: Dutch Touch Sjors
freckles: L.Fauna Extra Freckles
hair: Clawtooth Roaring 20’s

top: So Many Styles Rose Tank
pants: Friday Low Rise Jeans, dark wash
cost: Oyakin Linen Coat, beige
scarf: Concrete Flowers Fallen Leaves Scarf ($0L The Seasons Hunt)
shoes: DP Yumyum Classic Belt Boots, dark gray