Friday, 30 November 2012

Getting Down to Business

coldLogic's newest release includes combo jackets and shirt tops suitable for the executive woman in Second Life (remember all the CEO titles we used to see?).  The pinstripe skirt matches and fits flawlessly beneath the shirt.  I'd feel totally professional and serious if it weren't for the slightly disheveled untucked shirt that makes me think of a woman leaving her lover in the foggy morning hours.  OK, it could just as easily be toddlers, but where's the romance in that?

coldLogic combo - tate.charcoal 
coldLogic skirt - bradley.smoke
Leverocci - Glossy Leather Handbag Red
MG - Sunglasses - Milano - Cord + Chain
Slink Mesh Hands 
Ohmai Antique Bee Ring (Gunmetal)
LeLutka - EFFECT hair - IrishRed
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 12 Red HB
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3) 
Adorkable Pose

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

We're Homeward Bound

I snuck round to Dolly's for inspiration today. Her land is right next door to me and she has all sorts of props and poses dotted around the place. In the first picture I borrowed her horse from Focus Poses. Isn't she a pretty thing?

Now to the clothes. I am a bit behind with all the events and sales, so the other day I did a little catching up and I landed at FAIR where I got this snugly coat from Zenith.  The scarf is from last winter but it is still available FREE at Mr Poet  (You'll find it upstairs). It's colour change and definitely one of my favourite winter warmers. The rest of my outfit you can find credited below.

In this second picture I used a pose I got from Adorkable at last years winter gatcha event. It is quite serene and reflective and it gave me the idea to capture that against water.

Horse Prop: Focus Poses
aDORKable Poses: Frosty 5
=Zenith= (Nude)Hoodie Sweater Coat 
::[ Mr.Poet ]::Wide Scarf - FREEBIE
erratic / basics - longshirt / lights white
DECO - MESH Snowboots
[Decoy] Dana 76 Jeans - Light
[elikatira] Again - Brown 09
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica - Clean D
Slink Mesh Hands

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Strike a Pose from Del May

I rather like the idea of highlighting poses in my blog posts and I'm not quite ready to give it up since I've barely scratched the surface of good posemakers.  I look for poses that convey action and personality.  They also have to work with whatever I'm trying to highlight in a photo. If the pose manages to catch the eye, all the better.

A few posemakers take poses a step further into artistry, and most famous among them is probably Del May.  Take a look at her Flickr photostream - it's amazing! 

My plan was to highlight the latest Truth hair, Jade; the Belleza skin, Wynter; and the rigged mesh hands from SLink (which are now part of my basic avi).  The pose ended up as the star of the pic (at least for me).  I'm not claiming that by using Del May's poses I can create works of art.  But her poses do inspire me to improve my photos with out-of-the-ordinary thinking about our digital forms.


Belleza Wynter skin
Slink Mesh Hands
Truth Jade w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Baiastice Bikini top
DECO Cameo Ring (monkey)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (September Shadow, w3) 
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Sway's Gacha Clocks

A new round of The Arcade Gacha begins in December, which creeps scarily close! I have always been a great admirer of Sway Dench's work since I stumbled across her store years ago. The textures, attention to detail and pure awesomeness of her work never fails us!

These 'Spirit' clocks are so damned adorable and you will get your chance to win them soon when The Arcade Gacha opens. Bye bye Linden dollars!

Winter Warmers

Dolly and I popped over to The Dressing Room and the Dressing Room Blue yesterday to see what bargains we could snap up.  I filled my boots and here I am wearing a chunky woolen sweater from TDR. You get two for the price of one, cheap as chips! The other is blocked rainbow colours. The hat hair and necklace are from TDRB and the outfit came together when I threw on jeans from Decoy and my G Field boots. Details below.

Mijn.botique/cloth/wool blocks sweater (greyscaleA) @ TDR
"LoQ Hair" Zima - Chocolate Copper @ TDRB
(Kunglers Extra) - beaded necklace @ TDRB
*G Field*[Mesh] Long Cuff Boots 
[Decoy] Dana 76 Jeans - Black (Free Fatpack in Sale)
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica - Clean D
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Pale True Grey)
::BeetleBones:: Mesh Lashes(Dollface black)
Location: Tatty Soup 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Tangelo by Dolly

I love tangelo, it's such a lively color!  This Maitreya dress nails the color and makes me feel all stylishly casual - or is it casually stylish?  The pose - that's right, it's still pose week here - is from Apple Spice who offers naturalistic poses that manage to display real attitudes.

Maitreya Xarra Tunic - Tangerine
Mandala tukemono earrings silver
G Field Mesh Lace-up Boots "Gina"
Truth Hair Nyx w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Maitreya Mesh Shopper - Apache
Belleza- Wynter skin
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (September Shadow)
Slink Mesh Hands 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Fifty Linden Friday Bargains

April and I went Fifty Linden Friday shopping today and I want to show you our favorite bargains in a quick post.  We got the Belleza Wynter skin and both styles of hat hair from LaViere.  What a deal for 50 Lindens!  Feeling pretty and spiffy in our new skin and hair, we posed for a quick snap with oOo's Friends poses. 

Other Credits:

On April (the blonde)

The Sea Hole - Painted Desert Bodysuit - Sunbird 4
Mandala Steking Ears
JJ's Leather Necklace w Silver Pendant
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty Black)
Pink Fuel Elly Doll Gloss/Teeth (Bitten)
Mynerva SoulHeart Eyes - DriftWood

On Dolly

Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (September Shadow, w3)
Celoe Rossi jacket.thatch

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Ice Queen

This gorgeous gown is available at the Around The World event from Apple May Designs. It comes in various colours, including black and red, but I bought the ivory to match my innocent personality!

Apple May Designs - Lavish - Ivory
!Ohmai  - A Lil' Foxy (Artic Fox) 
/Wasabi Pills/ Gloria Mesh Hair - Black coffee
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica 01 D
*League* Pearls & Lace Bracelet & Earrings

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Just Hooping Along

Doesn't this pose make you want to move your hips?  My dear friend AprilMae Devin has lots of animations in her store, Alterior Motion, that make me want to move my hips (but most of them are naughty).  She is kind enough to make poses, too (when I beg).  I adore the movement she manages to imply in static poses, and her hooping set of 10 poses and hoops is full of fun and energy. 


Truth Hair Dolly w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Deco - MESH Classic Sneaks (black)

Say It! Mesh Top - New York (at Around the World event)
Slink Mesh Hands 

Mon Tissu Hanalei Shorts ~ Graffitikat
Glam Affair - Lilith - America - Clean Red

Monday, 19 November 2012

Is That a Wrinkle?

I'm dimly aware of a push on Plurk to highlight pose makers and poses this week in blogs, and that's a wonderful notion.  This pose and mirror prop is from Estetica, a relatively new (to me) pose maker, who clearly understands how to breathe life into an avatar.  And no - Dolly has no wrinkles, but her typist has a few!

Dura Hair - Girl 40(Sienna)
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Baiastice Aida dress - nude (from Fair)
Yummy Boho Ring and Thin Boho Ring - Yellow (from November Collabor88)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3)
Slink Mesh Hands

Glam Affair - Lilith - America 06 Red

Lisp Fireplace (from November Collabor88)

Cheeky Pea Desk - (from Fair)

Estetica Vanity Mirror Pose Prop

Sunday, 18 November 2012

52 Weeks of Color - Barleycorn by Dolly

I'm not sure whether my Maitreya dress or my Focus Poses horse is closer to the color Barleycorn.  I'll accept either.  I don't keep track of the week numbers, but I think we're into the home stretch on Luna Jubilee's year long challenge, and I think I'll miss it.  Looking ahead only to next week, though, the color challenge is a very bright orange called Tangelo.  Wonderful!


League Dhara Boots -Biscuit

Truth Cyanne w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Maitreya Milia Sweater Dress Starfish
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Dog Tags - Peaceful Love - Long

Slink Mesh Hands
Yummy Boho Ring - Yellow 
Yummy Thin Boho Ring - Yellow

Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red

Saturday, 17 November 2012

I bless the rains down in Africa

I've not been able to blog all week and I've a lot of catching up to do, especially for the Around The World Event that began on the 15th and the Gallery Gift Shop which started it's new round for this month.

The Lynette outfit from 22769 at TGGS, is a boho/hippie flavored combination comprising of flared pants and a blouse. I love the rich earthy colours, the top shows off ample midriff and the flowing pants are lush!

The hair is available at Around The world, it's from Amacci and I have changed from my usual brunette to a shade that would blend with the rest of my outfit. I just hope Dolly doesn't go in a huff with me for going red again!

Lastly the pose is the mini series, Strength, from !Bang and it's also on sale at Around The World.

The rest of the details you can find below. Ta ta for now.

22769 ~ [femme] Lynette Outfit @ TGGS
Amacci Hair Agnes ~ Sangria @ ATW
Pose - Bang - Strength @ ATW
Ingenue :: Elements Necklace :: Sunset
Maxi Gossamer Boho Bangles - Laquered Gold and Diamonds 
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica - Clean D
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Pale True Grey)
::BeetleBones:: Mesh Lashes(Dollface black)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Love You!

There's a man in Second Life who gets me.  He appreciates the fuss over my hair, he doesn't roll his eyes when I change my hairstyle 10,000 times a week.  I got mesh ears and he knew I'd need new hair to show them off, so he made some.

We don't communicate much.  I pay him money, he sends me hair - gorgeous hair.  Every once in awhile he gives one of my Flickr photos a pink star which gives me a bigger thrill than I like to admit.

He recently named a hair Dolly - for me?  Probably not, but I bought it and am blogging it here along with another new favorite, Cyanne! 

I love you, Truth Hawks!


Truth Hair Dolly w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Truth Hair Cyanne w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Truth Hairbase - marmalade
Beetlebones Boyfriend Cords (Camel)
Baiastice Gabry Jacket-brown
Yummy Boho Ring - Yellow
Yummy Thin Boho Ring - Yellow
Slink Mesh Hands
Mandala Ears Steking 
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3) 
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Elevator Music

How often does this happen to you?  You step into the elevator in your cute new skimpy dress, avoiding eye contact with the hot guy behind you.  Humming to the elevator version of "Come Away with Me" you touch the number of the floor you want, careful to observe the proper etiquette by turning your eyes studiously to the lights above the door that will flash the floor numbers as you pass them.

All the while, you're blushing about a wild fantasy that popped into your head about the guy behind you.  Too bad he'll never know what you're thinking.  He might actually be flattered.

I've had this sexy and fun elevator pose prop from oOo Studio for nearly a month and finally talked Clay into putting on some clothes to take the photo.  He stays naked most of the time thinking that will stop me from taking him shopping.  It doesn't.  I just think "Poor guy needs clothes. We'll go shopping."

Scroll down for clothes credits.


Celoe (new release)

LeLutka - NOOK hair - IrishRed (new release)

Slink Indra Heels made to fit Slink Womens Medium Height Barefeet (new release)
Slink Mesh Hands 
Yummy Boho Ring - Yellow (at Collabor88)
Yummy Thin Boho Ring - Yellow (at Collabor88)
Mandala Ears Steking 
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3)

FATEwear Pants - John - London
FATEwear Shirt - Chung Blazer - Void

FATEwear Shirt - Chung TuckedShirt - London
-Belleza- Ashton Medium GG Bald (chest hair)
FIR & MNA The Solas Shoes Brown Suede Mens
Bryce ~ Saul - Natural Browns - Cork

Sunday, 11 November 2012

52 Weeks of Color - Juniper by Dolly

I feel brilliant today. I managed to put together a juniper look with some of my favorite designers, Maitreya, coldLogic, and Purple Moon.  In addition I managed to smile for the camera without looking like a total doofus thanks to the new concept that was just released by Logo, a mesh head with many makeup, eye and expression customizations.  I can't wait to see more releases from this forward thinking designer! 


Purple Moon Taylor Leather Jacket in Teal/Brown
coldLogic top - lauren.cotton

Maitreya Leather Legging Teal
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Dog Tags - Peaceful Love - Short
Yummy Accessories Boho Ring - Turquoise
Truth Rory w/Roots - pumpkin
LOGO Chloe Mesh Head Bloom - All Expressions
LOGO Chloe Bloom Eyebrows
LOGO Chloe Bloom Eyelashes & Eyelids - All Expressions
LOGO Chloe Eyes & Teeth

LOGO Infinity Chloe Base Skin Bloom 
SLink Mesh Hands

Friday, 9 November 2012

Collabor88 Goes to the Desert

There's always something to love at each new Collabor88 cycle, and November is no exception with its painted desert theme.  For me, the item that made me say "wow" was the Cheeky Pea Sweetwater Outdoor Room set, complete with authentic looking Southwestern furniture and an adobe structure.  I'm teasing you with just a little peek of the sideboard, rug, cacti, mirror and vase.  Don't skimp, get the entire set - you know you want it. 

Don't stop there!  Practically everything I'm wearing is from this month's Collabor88.

D!va Hair "Daria" (Type B)(Red amber) (at Collabor88)
Tres Blah Acid Wash Skirt - Polka Dots (at Collabor88)
Tres Blah Tip Top Tank - Blue (at Collabor88)
Yummy Boho Ring - Turquoise (at Collabor88)
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Alchemy Charm  Coins (at Collabor88)
Schadenfreude Amargosa Boots (at Collabor88)
Slink Mesh Hands 
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red HB
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3)  

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Collaborate and Listen

It seems my dream of becoming a morning person may be coming true this week. Three days now I have woken at 7am and sprung out of bed. This means of course I was ready and fired to shop when Collabor88 opened it's doors to November at 8am this morning.  Here are a few of my favourite things.

Glam Affair - Perla sweater - Marocco for C88
Clawtooth: I Digress - Girl Next Door for C88
LISP - Coco Picture Frames - Large for C88
BALACLAVA!! Recycled Coffee Set for C88
LISP - Anna Cabinet and Lamp - White 
Izzie's - Tights light cream
Mayfly - Liquid Light Eyes (Pale True Grey)
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica - Clean D
Phone prop - Olive Juice

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Autumn Haze

I've been feeling a bit lacklustre with my blogging this past week. Sometimes it all just gets a bit bleh and no matter how many outfits I try on, no matter where I go on the grid for inspiration, it just doesn't come. I plurked my lack of motivation yesterday and Geanna Lanley suggested that I went for a wander around Chrystal Dunes which is temporarily open to the public (it closes today). It's absolutely beautiful and it really didn't take me long to find the right spot to snap a pic or two. I wish it didn't have to close because it's a wonderful source of inspiration!

Now on to the clothes bit. The jacket I have on is a group gift from Paradisis. Isn't it adorable? I layered it up with a Jane long sleeved top. If you don't have them go grab the fatpack for $250L because they are perfect for under all our mesh winter goodies. Next I needed hat hair so I delved into the depths of my inventory and found this old favourite from Maitreya. The rest of the outfit you can find below!

PARADISIS Yoko's jacket Caramel Dots: Group gift 
JANE - drew long sleeve tee - chocolate
DECO - MESH Classic Sneaks small (camo)
[ JP ]:dsg. Superior JNS Denims
Maitreya Sasha - Chocolate
aDORKable Poses: Mesh Mittens Tan (Come with Frosty Pose 8)
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica - Clean D
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes (Dollface black) 
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eyes (Pale True Grey)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

52 Weeks of Color Challenge - Bittersweet by Dolly

You know what was bittersweet? It was Luna Jubilee managing to post her color challenge photo while in the midst of cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy.  The least I can do is donate to the Red Cross and encourage others to do the same.  East Coasters, I know you've had a rough time and it's not over yet.  You're in my thoughts.

League Dipped Feather Earring Copper

League Dipped Feather Necklace Copper-Brown Cord
Truth Portia - pumpkinpie
Rebel Hope Breeze Dress
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3)

Slink Mesh Hands

Slink Vintage 2-Strap Pumps Black
Slink Womens Medium Height Barefeet
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red HB

Monday, 5 November 2012

Investment Advice: Celoe Jacket BUY

For my blog pictures I walk a line between showing the item I want to highlight to its best advantage, and one that might tell a bit of a story, to varying degrees of success.  In this case I was so conflicted that I went ahead and posted both versions of the photo.  The main change is in the angle of the sun in Windlight, which of course made all the difference.  Also I cropped the second picture differently to further highlight the object of my photo.

It's the jacket, of course, that I'm highlighting.  Celoe's new release took me back to my real life twenties (not so long ago cough, cough) when I bought my first designer jacket on sale.  I didn't know then that I was investing in something I'd wear for 15 years until it wore completely out.  This is (almost) that jacket!


Celoe maru coat blood
LeLutka - Daisy hair - IrishRed
Mon Tissu Cotton Pants ~ Grey
DECO - MESH Classic Sneaks (black)
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red HB
Slink Mesh Hands
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3) 
aDORKable Pose and prop -  Groceries

Saturday, 3 November 2012

FaMeshed Times Two

Yes, there are so many cute things at the monthly FaMeshed event that I'm posting two pictures and I'm letting you know with my SLink hands.  I have been loving The Secret Store since I discovered it.  The ladylike blouse in the top photo is a real winner.  The Wasabi Pill hair and the Maxi Gossamer jewelry are other winners that I snatched up at FaMeshed for this shoot. I rummaged through my inventory and came up with an older high waist coldLogic skirt that paired nicely with the blouse.

Blouses are on my mind and that's why I simply had to snap a pic of the Cracked Mirror tunic sized shirt (or shirtwaist dress), complete with a short sweater vest to show off.  I threw on leggings and boots to complete the look.  The furniture, laptop and skybox are all from Apple Fall, the poster is from Post.

Top pic

Slink Mesh Hands
Wasabi Pills/ Amelie Mesh Hair - Gingerbread (at FaMeshed)

Maxi Gossamer - Bracelet - Santa Fe - Small (at FaMeshed)
The Secret Store - Sweet sheer - Chalk (at FaMeshed)

coldLogic skirt - buckley.coal
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3)
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Bottom pic
Cracked Mirror Woolsworth Dress MESH (okra/black) (at FaMeshed)
Maitreya Stagioni Boots * Non-Rigged Coal
League Merino Leggings -MidCalf -Black

Friday, 2 November 2012

There is still no cure for mornings...

...but coffee helps. I was up at the crack of dawn this morning so I jumped on and checked out some of this weeks new releases. I ended up at Maitreya and loved this sweater dress. I imagined me throwing something like this on first thing in the morning to get up for coffee, then have a good slob around in it. I imagine you can dress it up a bit too, but I'm in a lazy mood so this suits me!

Maitreya Milia Sweater Dress - Oxblood
>TRUTH< Swift w/Roots - mocha
Glam Affair - Lilith - Jamaica - Clean D
LISP - Sofia Kitchen Set 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

For ME?

I don't mean the flowers, I'm talking about the release of coldLogic's new dresses, all knit textures, cuddly and warm for the coming winter. The flowers, by the way, are from Post.


coldLogic dress and belt - frankel.cinnamon
EarthStones Johanna Ring - Red Jasper Onyx

Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3) 
Slink Mesh Hands 
Glam Affair - Lilith - America 05 Red HB
League Folklore Leggings -Shibori Shadow (ul)

D!va Hair "Norma" (Type B)(Red amber)

Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Pose by Adorkable