Friday, 29 June 2012

Warm Weather Casual

The temperature where I live got to 102 yesterday.  I couldn't even bear to put many clothes on Dolly, so I decided to dress for the weather.  The Mon Tissu mesh jeans shorts have become my summer favorite basic, so the rest of the outfit had to come from that.  I tried on cute tops from all my favorite designers.  Some clung to the body which just seemed too hot yesterday.  Some didn't work with the shorts, an admitted drawback of mesh clothing.   I did settle finally on this Baiastice top.  It looked cool to me like a sea breeze ripples through it.  Hair off the neck with a Truth hair, and a single small pendant as an accessory, and I was ready to face the weather.  Today it'll be cooler.  The forecast is only for a high of 97. 


Mon Tissu Cuffed Denim Shorts ~ Classic Wash

Baiastice - Heather Mesh Shirt-gold sand

je suis - fraise necklace

Truth Hair - Jessie w/Roots - pumpkin

Maitreya V.I.P. Group Gift - Mesh EyeLashes

Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Olive Hazel)

-Glam Affair- Leah Natural - 01 Red

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

No Sour Grapes

 Heehee, I couldn't resist the title.  Here's a fun take on a fairy tale motif from Fairy Tales 2012.  Don't you dare pluck my grapes, they're not ripe yet.


Boudoir - Bacchus wreath (available at Fairy Tales 2012)

booN hair - chestnut

SLink - hands

Glam Affair skin - Leah Natural

SLink - closed eyes

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Rust by Dolly

Every so often I like to pretend Dolly is a badass tough chick. You know the type, leather jacket, aviator sunglasses, boots even in summer, tattoo on her ass, earrings that don't match, hair mussed after a long ride on her scooter....

Hmmm, maybe scooter riders don't have a badass rep.  Oh well, it's environmentally friendly.  The leather jacket, though, is my rust for this week's color challenge. 


Tres Blah vee neck tee - white

Mon Tissu Cuffed Denim Shorts Classic Wash

Beetle Bones Studded Biker Jacket 

D!va Hair "Sayaka2" (Black amber) (available at Collabor88)

Bitch - studded mesh belt Leather/Rusty

Deco - Aviator Sunglasses

Deco - Seaside Earrings

Deco - Seaside Necklace

Deco Cameo Ring

Glam Affair skin - Leah Natural - 01

Sunday, 24 June 2012

52 Weeks of Colour - Rust by Ayla

Earthy tones always go down well and I love this top from Leverocci that I got in their sale this week.  The skinny leathers in chocolate from One Bad Pixel went nicely with it and my hair even changed colour for this picture. It's one of the Wasabi Pills styles (Princess), available at the Fairy Tale event.

Leverocci - Satin Ruffle Top - Blood
::1bp:: Skinny Leathers - Chocolate
*Wasabi Pills Princess Mesh Hair - Gingerbread @ Fairy Tales 2012
Aura - Spirited Rigged Mesh Boho Bag
Ingenue :: Elements Necklace :: Sunset (FLF)
*League* Skin Jen Suntan -Peach
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Midnight Hazel)
Shape my own

Teller of Tales, Fairy Tales

This morning I went to the Fairy Tales in 2012 event and picked up a few fun items.  One of my favorites was this great looking dress and capelet from Chantkare.  Just as I was trying it on, I received this fabulous hat in a group gift from Ladies Who Lunch, which is related thematically to that shop's exhibit at the event. 

I can't decide whether I'm the sweet and fashionable maiden or the evil but very well dressed queen.  I know which would be more fun....

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

What's with the horse?

I am loving my parcel redo, so many new pretty spots to take a picture!  Yesterday was my home and garden sort of blog, today it's back to fashion. I spotted this gorgeous dress on flickr streams and had to have it.  But the horse ate my necklace!

The second picture was my submission for Photo Hunt and I won first place!


Baiastice - Zoroaide Mesh Maxi Dress-Multi-sungold

Ingenue - Elements Necklace

SLink - Ilena Sandals - Gold

SLink - Mesh Feet (Rigged)

LeLutka - Daisy hair - AuburnHaze
League skin - Jen Pale Natural 

Pose prop horse from Captivity Co.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Decorating with Dolly

I'm having such fun redoing my parcel.  I just built a new house for my alt Callie (she's so spoiled she has to have a bigger house than Dolly), and am having a wonderful time decorating.  You may recognize the Post grouping from the Chic2 venue.  The handy color change curtains are from Lisp.  The little peek of the kitchen table and chairs grouping in the upper right corner is also from Post. The hanging lamp is part of the Lisp kitchen grouping also available at Chic2.

The second picture is the foyer, perfect for a small grouping that includes the Fifty Linden Friday lamp from Meshworx, rug from Lisp, side table from Post, plant from Rustica and artwork from Organica. The lounge is the star and it's from Designer Prims.

Ayla and I went to Photo Hunt.  The challenge was handing us some poses and an emoter. I took two pictures, one of which was in this house.  You would not believe what the neighbors were doing! Hehehe.

Monday, 18 June 2012

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Unmellow Yellow by Dolly

I took this picture awhile ago. It's been on my flickr photostream, but I hadn't blogged it for some reason I've forgotten.  This cropped tee from coldLogic IS unmellow yellow, even though I'm trying my best to relax.  These capris, also from coldLogic, are some of my faves in my inventory.  The sandals are from Maitreya and the hair is a year old group gift from Lelutka, still adorably cute.  Sunglasses are from Miel.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

52 Weeks of Colour - Unmellow Yellow by Ayla

It doesn't seem so long ago since we did a yellow and I recall having very little of the colour in my inventory.  Any excuse to shop, I say. I went over to coldLogic and picked up this cute dress.  It may not be as bright as the swatch, but it's something I will definitely be wearing a lot over the summer months.  Why don't I have more yellow in my closet?  It's one of my favourite colours too!

coldLogic dress - carey.pineapple
[LeLutka]-BELLE hair/Dark Brunette
PIDIDDLE - Parisian Summer Scarf - Blanc
MIEL MEOW PEEPERS  - candy gloss
LaGyo_Bonbon ring for TDR
*League* Skin Jen Suntan -Pink Champagne
Pose: Bent - Hula 8 for Fluid
Shape my own

Friday, 15 June 2012

Cleo Design at Fluid

Fluid is officially open and the theme for the first rotation is Summer Fun.  This will include props and poses designed for the beach, picnics and amusement parks.  Cleo Design have three animation loaded items:

Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller a is cute, quirky little build, ideal for roleplay.  I dressed up as a gypsy and invited Dolly along for a reading.  I'm not so sure if she was entirely happy with my predictions, but I did tell her she was going to find love.  Watch out for the sultry readhead on the prowl!

Lemonade Stand

The second design is a darling little lemonade stand, ideal for a beach party or suchlike.  As you can see it sits 2 avatars in various animations and if you touch the white jug you get cake and lemonade to use as props.


The last one from Cleo Design is a fun little carousel.  It sits 6 avatars and slowly rotates, another great addition to a party.

These are only a few of a great array of goodies on sale.  You won't be disappointed so make it your next shopping stop.  Lovers of props and poses will have a field day!

Credits for Fortune Teller:
Ayla*Evie's Closet* Lenka - Cayenne
 Wasabi Pills Lola summer Mesh Hair - Chocolate
*League* Skin Jen Suntan - Pink Champagne

DollyBaiastice - Greek Mesh Shirt - Butter
>TRUTH< Jodie w/Roots - Marmalade
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Honey Hazel) 
Slink Ilena Sandals Standard Taupe
Slink Mesh Feet  (Rigged)
{mon tissu} Cuffed Denim Shorts  ~ Classic Wash
*League* Jen Pale Natural

Lemonade Stand:
Ayla - Wasabi Pills Alice Mesh Hair - Royal (Available at FLF)
*GF* GroupGift :: Halter Bow Romper -blue-(MESH)
Slink Ilena Sandals - White
Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)

Dolly Baiastice - Gygi Mesh dress
DECO - MESH Hers Pigtails - Blaze (Available at FLF)
Yummy Accessories Featherweight earrings

Ayla fri. - Friday.Tank (FLF)
JANE - sweet n low jeans - classic
>TRUTH< Cynthia -  Fudge

Dolly - >TRUTH< Leticia w/Roots - marmalade
coldLogic top - lauren.cotton 
Yummy Featherweight Earring -Twin - White
Maitreya Flare Jeans (for flats)  #7

Thursday, 14 June 2012

End of Spring

For the end of Spring, coldLogic released some lovely casual dresses.  Here's the long dress called Geller, shown with a Maitreya bag and sunglasses, Mon Tissu shoes, a Celoe bracelet, Maxi Gossamer pendant and Truth hair, all in mesh.  I took the picture on the Neva River sim, a beautiful, magical and relaxing sim that is a pleasure to visit. 

Fluid - Fluke Dunking Booth

Fluid is a recurring bi-weekly, themed event in Second Life directed to those of us who love poses, animations, props and furniture. It starts on the 15th of June and runs through to June 30th.

Today I blog this fun Dunking Booth from Fluke.  It has 4 sets of poses, challenger, taunting, direct hit and dunk.  The ball syncs with the poses and hits the target as you cycle through.  I had fun shooting these pics.  It's not very often I get the better of Mr Q!

More details and a LM to the event to follow closer to opening.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Wednesday is now Red Lipstick Day!

There's a new blogger challenge floating about on Plurk for a red lipstick Wednesday.  I love red lipstick and don't wear it nearly enough, though I just updated my profile with a red lipstick pic!  There's nothing better to add a bit of glamour to a look, and I can show off my new Truth Hair at the same time.  So, here's to my first Red Lipstick Wednesday!


Evie's Closet - Cygnet dress with babydoll skirt option
Mandala - Kabuki Necklace
Truth Hair - Tashia w/Roots

Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Honey Hazel)
Glam Affair - Leah Natural - 11 Red

My Beautiful Sister Louise

Louise and I met back in 2006 and only a few weeks later we were thrust together as twins for role-play reasons.  But it went beyond that and we have been sisters ever since, even though we may not be twins anymore.  You know when you meet someone and there is just that instant click?  Well that was us.  She's crazy, funny and loving and we have shared so many good times over the years. I do love her to bits.

The twins back in 2007 in X2 skins and Panache Hair

A few weeks ago I decided that she needed a makeover.  She had been wearing our twin shape since 2006 and was desperately needing an overhaul and she agreed.  So we started on her skin, shape and hair, seen here, blogged by Dolly.  Last weekend we completed the final part of her make-over and took her on a shopping spree.  Sadly, the shape she had bought the other week didn't fit mesh too well and it was no mod, so I had to make her a new one, hopefully capturing a similar look.  She loves it anyway and she does look gorgeous.

Once I had taken a few shots of her new look, Louise, Dolly and I all threw on our new bunny girl outfits for a fun snap together.  We ALL look very different from when we first met all those years ago and thank the lord!  So much has changed on Second Life since then and all for the better.  With no may talented creators our AV's come to life and look less cartoony as they did in 2006/7.

The make-over team with Loulou

coldLogic romper -
::1bp:: Cherry Cheong - Deep Pink
::HH:: Hucci Cocktail Bunny - Midnight (available at C88)
Hair: "D!va" "Sayaka2" (available at C88)
Skin: Glam Affair - Leah
Shape made by Ayla

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Baiastice and Lelutka

My alt has insisted on shopping lately and then got bossy enough to insist she ought to star in another blog picture to show it off!  I've recently added Baiastice to my list of favorite mesh designers.  This top is available at The Dressing Room Blue for a bargain price.  It's summery, sexy, on sale, and I love it.  I'm also in love with the new Ariel hair from Lelutka.

I worked on Callie's shape recently to make her fit perfectly into most medium standard sized mesh clothing.  You know those pesky notecards that come with mesh items?  The sliders that need to be adjusted for mesh are all listed for every size.  The trick is to make the most of other sliders to keep that unique shape and still be able to fit into those jeans. 


LeLutka - Ariel hair - BlondeFun

Baiastice - Daisy Jeweled One Shoulder Top (at The Dressing Room Blue)

Maitreya - Flare Jeans

Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye Twilight Sea

League - Zahavi Beaded Hand Bracelet

Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes Dainty brown
Glam Affair - Mia Natural (at Chic2)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Lazy A:S:S Days

Last week I won the A:S:S Your Song Flickr Contest blogged here, and as well as winning $1000L I won 6 months free releases!  I am going to blog items as I can, I don't have a malt so some items could be tricky, but I thought it would be fun to blog these Lazy Day2 Undies.

Here I am just out of bed on a lazy Sunday morning.  I pulled on a pair of Mr Q's nut huggers and sneaked over to Dolly's to steal some of her coffee.  Shh, don't tell her. Also, I'm not going to mention the splodge today either, I'm scared I'll get scudded over the head if i do.  I actually like me in mens undies and there are a wide variety of colours and patterns to chose from (see below pic).  I love the rose and pink ones and I can see me wearing them for pottering about at home.

*A:S:S - Lazyday2 Undies - Green
Hair: Truth - Bella - Dark Browns
Skin: League - Jen Suntan - Pink Champagne
Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Pose: The {Rotten} Peach - Coffee Lover (MP Link)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

52 Weeks of Colour - Raspberry Glace by Ayla

If you know me at all, you will know I adore everything pink! I love it when the challenge throws out a colour that suits me and this week raspberry glace hit the spot.  It took me some searching to find the right shade.  I decided it was close to rose, maybe I went a tad lighter, but it's in the same colour family!  After scouring the Marketplace I came across one of the new Maitreya releases, which just happened to match perfectly with the hat hair I got from there earlier in the week.  I have been wanting to take a pic of me lounging on the Cheeky Pea hammock since I got it at last months Collabor88, so here it is!

Maitreya Cupio-Basics top - Rose
Maitreya Siobhan (Mesh) - Browns Dark
JANE - Sweet n Low Jeans - Classic
*League* Skin Jen Suntan -Pink Champagne
:CP: Lilith Hammock
{what next} Retro Radio - Funky Flowers
Shape my own
Location my garden

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Raspberry Glace by Dolly

I used this Molichino top just a few weeks ago for another color, deep pink.  I thought then that I didn't quite capture the color, but I think I nailed Raspberry Glace.  Also, I'm in love with this new skirt from Baiastice and all the new Lelutka releases, just sayin'.


MOLiCHiNO Issy Blouse

Mandala Leather Feather Earrings - Polly white

Baiastice Sunah Mesh maxi skirt

Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Honey Hazel)

LeLutka - Demeter hair 

Sleeping Koala - Metal Floral Bangle Stack (from The Mesh Around Hunt)

Glam Affair - Leah Natural skin - 06 Red

Friday, 8 June 2012

22769 - ArisAris Summer Fashion Festival

I adore this little dress with bolero cardigan from 22769, designed especially for the ArisAris Summer Fashion Festival which starts today and runs until the 24th of June.  It comes in 6 different vibrant colours and I just love that the little cardie is part of the dress, no hassle of mesh sticking through mesh when you layer up.  To learn more about this event here's the link to the blog.

22769 ~ [femme] ArisAris Cathrine Dress Red
Slink Ilena Sandals Red
""D!va"" Hair "Sayaka2" Available at Collabor88
*League* Skin Jen Suntan - Pink Champagne
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Midnight Hazel)
Pose: (marukin) Available at Collabor88

Is it really just a coffee date?

I dunno if it's just coffee he's invited for.  I think I'm kinda pulling out all the seduction stops with the new One Bad Pixel maxi sun dress, Lelutka hair and coyly sexy Adorkable pose.  Also in the picture is the great patio table set from What Next available at CHIC2.

Other Credits:
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Honey Hazel)

Slink Mesh Feet (Rigged) and Ilena Sandals Standard Brown

Glam Affair skin -  Leah Natural - Clean Red

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Imaginary Summer

Everyone is going daft for the Maitreya new summer releases, this is probably the 100994787383rd blog post so far.  I didn't splurge, being a tight arsed Scot, as some love to call me, I made two purchases.  I do tend to think the designs, wonderful as they are, are comparatively over priced.  I bought the Mignon halter neck dress in apricot and the gorgeous hat hair.  I do wish she would make more hair, this is the first new release in a good while and I do love me some Maitreya wigs.

Maitreya Mesh Mignon Dress - Apricot
Maitreya Siobhan (Mesh) * Browns Dark
Slink Ilena Sandals Taupe
Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
*League* Skin Jen Suntan - Pink Champagne
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Midnight Hazel)
::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Pose: - Bliss Pose Set

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Maitreya Jeans

I know I'm not the only person blogging Maitreya's new releases, but I just can't resist adding my kudos. Wow, just... WOW.

Hat hair, top, handbag, and jeans, all new from Maitreya.  Peeking from beneath are my rigged mesh feet and add-on sandals from SLink.

Other credits:

Glam Affair Leah skin

Mayfly Eyes

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

I need a cool breeze

I don't always think of my avatar as hot, but sometimes - DAMN GIRL - let's get a fan in here to cool you off!  I went to the Chic2 event and picked up this Ricielli romper in the leopard print (nothing like a redhead in leopard print) and the Maxi Gossamer necklace. 

My hair is a recent mesh release from Lelutka called Daisy.  How did I miss this hair? I love it! 

Monday, 4 June 2012

Delusional and Glam

Meet Callie, my alt.  I dusted her off so she could pick up some items so I can redo my parcel.  Callie's kind of mean and a princess to boot, so she refused to help me until after she shopped.  After a quick trip to Collabor88, she went to the Skin Addiction event and tried on LOADS of skins, settling on Izzie's Delusional. Oh how pretty!

That wasn't enough, though.  I tried on the new Glam Affair Mia skin at Chic's 2nd Birthday Bash, and thought it might be too much like Leah for me to invest in.  But the Callie in my head said, "Ahem, I don't have a Glam Affair skin and you already have two!"  Soooooo, I had to let her out again and give her money.  She's trying to decide which she likes better. 

I used the same lighting and minimal post processing on both skins.  Isn't it lovely to have such a range of choices for beautiful skins?


Izzie's - Delusional Skin tan (blonde brows) with included terra eyeshadow layer -
available at Skin Addiction's Skin Showcase

 Glam Affair Mia skin - available at Chic2

D!va  Hair "Vivienne" (Rhodolite) - available at Collabor88

Tres Blah Daydream Babydoll - available at Collabor88

Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Yummy Accessories - Featherweight Earring - Twin - White

Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Twilight Sea) 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

52 Weeks of Colour Challenge - Pistachio by Ayla

For this weeks colour challenge I am wearing a skirt and tank from Cracked Mirror, available at the new round of faMeshed and the fantastic new sandals from Slink.  I adore how these fit perfectly over the mesh feet, no adjusting required!  I may not be a fan of summer in real life, but I have to admit, taking summery pictures on Second Life makes me happy!

(CrackedMirror) Nicolette Skirt MESH (lavender floral)
(CrackedMirror) Nicolette Tank MESH (sea green)
>TRUTH< Tashia -  dark browns
Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Slink Ilena Sandals Olive
*League* Skin Jen Suntan - PinkChampagne
Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Midnight Hazel)

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Pistachio by Dolly

This Baiastice bikinki was even called pistachio!

Other Credits:

Emo-tions hair

Miel sunglasses and bracelet

Magpie Pose and prop

Friday, 1 June 2012


I have to agree with my fellow Plurkers - the monthly event FaMeshed is great this month, bringing together some awesome mesh designers latest creations in one space.  The daybed by The Loft, the hair by Wasabi Pills, texture change black and white earrings by Maxi Gossamer, and the kimono jacket from Leverocci - all pictured above - are spectacular. 

I thought Leverroci should have demos of their offerings available.  I'd worn things from there before and took a chance, but I hesitated over the buy button.

Finishing off my outfit - I couldn't wear just the kimono, could I? - are the cigarette pants and white bustier from One Bad Pixel.  The skin in the top picture is League's Jen.

The Glam Affair pants at FaMeshed were too pretty to pass up and they came packaged in white, pastel pink, and the cream pair I'm wearing.

I tossed on my Glam Affair Leah skin, a system tank from Rezlpsa Loc, earrings from Beetlebones and bangles and nails from Mandala.

As for the sandals - I haven't taken off my SLink sandals since I got them except to change colors!

Let's Romp

Ayla and I usually fight over who gets to blog the newest coldLogic releases, but she's been busy blogging the Mesh Around Hunt, so mwahhhhaha, I'm romping in my rompers!  I also got the fatpack of SLink's flat sandals that fit over her rigged mesh feet as an add-on.  One less thing to tint. What a great idea!

Additional Credits:

Exile hair (top picture)

Miel bracelet (top picture)

League earrings (top picture)

Wasabi Pills hair (second picture)

Je Suis earrings and necklace (second picture)

League skin