Showing posts with label Mon Tissu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mon Tissu. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Just Me and Mesh

After looking so scary in the last post I thought I'd better try a more normal look today for a couple of reasons. Reason number one is that my friend Clay was a little disturbed that my zombie av could have such sexy hair, so I thought I'd wear the hair for him while looking more normal. That's also who the wink is for! Reason number two is so I could remind myself how good mesh can look. Zombie Girl aside, most of the new female avis in our library are just ugly. Poor noobs.

I'm in the mood for casual, and have chosen a few of my recent casual items to wear today. The Pure Poison wedge sandals with the cherries on them are adorable, and work so well with my cherry necklace from Yummy Accessories. Of the several pairs of jeans I've bought recently, Mon Tissu's rolled up cuffed ones are my favorites. The latest coldLogic release has the cutest summer tops!

Digs has a lot of beautiful new home furnishing releases that can be used indoors or out. The Genoa lanterns (currently found at The Liaison Collaborative) are definitely going on my patio. I used an animation from the Digs Jensen Footstool for this picture because I thought it showed off the shoes and my casual attitude today.

Credits:

Yummy Fruit Necklace - Cherry (at Collabor88)
coldLogic shirt - bates.snow (New Release)
Mon Tissu Harlow's Cuffed Jeans ~ Medium Wash
Pure Poison - Cherry Wedges (New Release)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Adam N Eve Taliya Genesis Tone B Basic Applier for Slink Visage Head
Adam N Eve Skin Taliya Tone B Bare
Argrace Hair HARUKA - Russet
IKON Spectral Eyes - Amber
 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

New, New, NEW

I get excited about new Truth hair, of course. If I have to wait more than a couple of weeks for new hair I get the shakes. Thank god I don't have the same reaction to a lack of newness from the marvelous clothing store Mon Tissu, because lately Mon Tissu is the George R.R. Martin of cute clothes in Second Life. (Did you see how I stuck in the nerd reference? If you're not a nerd, it means that it's a long time between releases.)

Happily, Mon Tissu has new releases out and the Second Life fashionistas have been busily snapping up casual jeans and tops. So CUTE!

Credits:

TRUTH HAIR Lottie (New Release)
Mon Tissu Coquette Blouse ~ Stars (New Release)
Mon Tissu Harlow's Cuffed Jeans ~ Medium Wash (New Release)
Maxi Gossamer - Ring - Ramona 77
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Visage Mesh Head - Becky
Izzie's - Slink Visage Head Applier (Maci pale BASE)
Izzie's - Maci Body BASE pale
IKON Promise Eyes - Green (M)
  

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sweater Weather at FaMeshed

It's October and several creators have great sweaters for our Autumn moods. I'm featuring two new-to-me stores today that are in the October round of FaMeshed. The great color change short sleeve sweater in the top picture is from Mutresse, a store to definitely watch for every new release. In the second picture is a beautifully textured cowl neck sweater from Coquet, so soft and comfortably casual looking that I couldn't resist!

Credits:

top

Mutresse  Jana Cardigan
Clawtooth: Merci beaucoup - Strawberry cream
DECO - MESH Classic Sneaks small (black)
Maxi Gossamer - Rings - Dew Encrusted Teardrop - Small
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Mon Tissu Cotton Pants ~ Grey
-Belleza- Leila Med 4 R
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Aged Bronze, w3)

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Coquet  Cowl Neck Sweater -2 tone Coal
coldLogic jeggings - seyfried.black 
Maxi Gossamer - Rings - Dew Encrusted Teardrop - Small
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
LeLutka -SEIKO hair - AuburnHaze
-Belleza- Leila Med 4 R
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Aged Bronze, w3)

Monday, 30 September 2013

Autumn Delights - A Strawberry Singh Challenge

Berry's blog meme for the week is about Autumn, my favorite season in Second Life and in my real life. You thought that was Clay making me swoon in the picture? Well - maybe, but at least a little of the swooning is because it's time for Fall.

Meme Instructions: Take an autumn inspired picture and/or answer the following questions about autumn. Don’t forget to leave your answers in the comments of Berry's post and if you take an autumn picture, please add it to the Blog Memes flickr group.
  1. Is autumn your favorite season? Why or why not? – Yes and the reasons would be the colors of the season, the weather, cozy sweaters, and the sense of it being a season of plenty. My mother grew up on a farm and it was harvest season. Crops sold so there was money. Fruits and vegetables were canned and put up for the winter. Apple pies, cobblers, fritters and any other delicious item you can think of made with apples were plentiful. Even though I didn't grow up on the family farm, we still celebrated as if we had to grow our food ourselves.
  2. Do you call it Autumn or Fall? – Both. In the fashion seasons it's the Fall collection, not the Autumn collection! I take drives to the country to look at Fall foliage - the alliteration makes it a must. Ayla tells me it's only Americans who call it Fall, so I kind of self-consciously call it Autumn at times when I'd rather say Fall, but honestly, for the most part I can switch between the two in the same thought.
  3. What kind of weather does your area get during this season? – It's early for what I really consider to be Autumn. September is basically still summer. It cools off a bit from August, but the temperatures still usually reach the low 80's (Fahrenheit) during the day. Some trees turn a bit, but it builds slowly to the last two weeks in October when the colors of Autumn are glorious and the sweater weather begins.
  4. Which color do you always associate with autumn? – Colors plural! Rusty reds, pumpkin oranges, trees so brilliantly yellow that they make the crisp blue of the sky even brighter in contrast.
  5. Which Autumn themed sim is your favorite at the moment? – My own, but I'm not really bragging. I just haven't been out and about to check out Fall themed sims yet.
Credits:

Tres Blah Preppy Sweater w/Blouse - Yellow
Mon Tissu Cotton Pants ~ Khaki
Belleza - Leila Med 3 R (at Collabor88)
TRUTH HAIR Anita - Ginger Pack (New Release)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
Slink Tri-Colour Wedges Multipack
Pose by Del May
Pumpkin Grouping by Pilot

Credits for Clay:

D R O P Mesh Jacket Gray
FATEwear Pants - John - London
Belleza - Ashton Medium GG Bald
Colossus Boots Black
 Bryce ~ Saul - Natural Browns - Cork

Friday, 30 August 2013

Rainy Night

I rely on windlight settings for my Second Life photos so much that I occasionally forget how interesting local lighting can be. I must remedy that. This photo was a happy accident when I turned on the lamp on my Digs Mapleton Dock in the dark. 

There are always new releases to blog, but I'm saving my money for some of the big events that will be starting in September. (Can you say Arcade Gacha's first anniversary?) I figured I could surely put a mix of designers look together out of my ever growing inventory. I'm kind of loving this casual look for my rainy night.

Credits:

D!va Hair "Flora" (Type B)(Red amber)
Yummy Sea Trinkets Charm Necklace
Tres Blah Half Tucked Tee - Peach
Tram -J.I cardigan
HANDverk April Showers Parasol.salmon.rabbit
Mon Tissu Cotton Pants ~ Grey
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Toes
Slink Tri-Colour Wedges Multipack
Glam Affair - Cleo - America - 06 F
Slink Mesh Hands (av) 
Pose by Exposeur

Friday, 19 July 2013

I Can Walk In These Shoes

This post wouldn't have happened if Clay Cowen hadn't pointed out a series of Jimmy Choo shoe ads that made him think of me - a redhead with a shoe obsession. I passed the link on to Aprilmae Devin who made some very nice sitting poses (not yet released) for her store, Alterior Motions - some inspired by the ads. All I needed was a new pair of shoes and the Gos Boutique Lauren d'Orsay shoes at The Liaison Collaborative Boutique were the clear winners.

Botanicals is at Collabor88 this month with a romantic ruin that makes a terrific backdrop for photos. I of course had to snatch it right up.

Credits:

Baiastice Iman top-vanilla (at Liaison Collaborative Boutique)
Decoy Hair Hannah - Copper Red (at Hair Fair)
Gos Boutique - Lauren d'Orsay - Truffle Collection (at Liaison Collaborative Boutique)
Mon Tissu Cotton Pants ~ Khaki
Glam Affair - Lulu ( America ) 02 C (at Collabor88)
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Aged Bronze, w3)
Slink Mesh Hands (av)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Summerfest '13


Summerfest '13 is a really great event - amazing builds and top quality merchants. I really felt part of a crowded beach scene as I wandered the little shops on the boardwalk in my bikini. I spent too many Lindens there, but you know that's a measure of a good shopping event.

Baiastice, which already had some of my favorite bikinis, released two new must-have styles in many colors at Summerfest. I have a hard time resisting (I can't resist, in other words) a special event skin from Glam Affair, so I also picked up Summer with its slightly burnt freckled nose and cheeks.


Credits:

(top)
Baiastice 3D Flowers bikini-nectarine (at Summerfest)
Mon Tissu Harlow Sunglasses Brown
Slink Mesh Hands
Glam Affair - Summer - America 05 C (at Summerfest)
D!va Hair "Mimi" (Type A)(Red amber)
Kunglers Extra Gaia - Copper  ring
   
(bottom)
Baiastice Chain Bikini-flowers print (at Summerfest)
LeLutka - VENT hair - IrishRed
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Aged Bronze, w3)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Let's Communicate - A Strawberry Singh Meme

After last week's tutorial challenge, Strawberry Singh decided to go easy this week on the bloggers taking part in her meme series. THANK you, Berry! So this week it's about how we communicate in Second Life. Just a few simple questions to answer:
  1. Who did you speak to last inworld today? Clay Cowen. We mostly talked about why we held Don Draper to a different standard than Pete Campbell in Madmen. Oh, and Clay didn't like the hair in this picture so I changed it just for him while reminding him how he stands around for weeks on end totally naked. We make it a point to get together by setting a time to meet a couple of days a week.
  2. Who has taught you most about SL? Hmm. It has changed over time. In the early days I learned a lot from Ayla Barzane and her real life hubby. Now I probably would say AprilMae Devin. She's always trying to make me learn the latest gadget. Right now she's all about combining our alpha layers which she learned from the tutorial on the Not Quite Pink blog.
  3. Who do you turn to for help? April, again. Darn that girl, she's always learning new stuff and teaching me, or pointing me to tutorials. If it's a shopping question, however, I ask my Plurk timeline for help. April is a terrible shopper. 
  4. Who is the most entertaining person on your friend list? Friar Tyles is probably the biggest goofball on my friend list. I hope he comes back soon and models a new mankini for me.
  5. Do you speak to your SL friends outside of SL? Not much except on Plurk.
  6. Are you part of a community or family inworld? My close friends were all part of a tightly knit roleplay community and some of us live together on April's Alterior Living sim, though we don't really roleplay much anymore.
  7. Are you usually around a lot of people or do you spend most of your time alone inworld? I spend a lot of time setting up pictures, and that's an alone sort of thing. But I'm always happy to see April or Ayla online and will hang out with them or Clay on our prearranged times when we can. Since I did the roleplay tutorial last week we've all talked about having an itch to roleplay, so we may venture out to find somewhere to roleplay again.
Oh wow, done already! Nothing left but the...

Credits:

Glam Affair - Cleo - America - Clean F
Glam Affair - Cleo - Freckles 2
Dura Hair - Girl*42(Sienna)
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Summer Shore, w3)
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Isis Solar Magic - Long 2 - SILVER
Maxi Gossamer - Rings - Khaleesi's Ring Of Power
Slink Mesh Hands (av)
Mon Tissu Collared Shirt Long Version ~ Denim Light

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Three Wishes - A Strawberry Singh Meme



"Hello, Linden Lab?  Strawberry Singh is my fairy godmother - what?  Yeah, the one who takes those great pictures - anyway she gave me three wishes of changes I can make to my Second Life, and I thought I should let you know.  Huh?  No, I'm not filing a jira.  These are magic wishes.  I'm telling you because we're in this together, you know? You're confused?  Just check her blog."

This is really, really hard for me, Berry!  I have wishes about SL all the time but I usually shrug and do what I can to forget about it. 

Second Life has improved technically over the years, despite the grousing that seems to be a constant drone.  I remember when passing over a sim crossing was not something one did lightly.  You could crash, have your shoes and hair reattach to your butt, or find yourself walking into the great beyond.  Now we have windlight, shadows (if your computer can handle it), and mesh that allows us even more creativity in our virtual spaces and avatars, along with more stability overall.  I still crash, don't get me wrong.  But not like the old days! 

Wish Number 1:  All of the previous is my way of saying that I'm not one of those Second Life crabby types who looks suspiciously at every new thing that is rolled out, sure that it'll be the end of SL.  So my first wish will be to never hear again, "They should have fixed [the issue that affects the grouser] before rolling out [whatever, doesn't matter how great it is]."  or "I can never ever ever ever get used to the new viewer and will let you pry Viewer 1.whatever-the-hell out of my cold dead avatar hands!"

Wish Number 2:  Now that I've been nice and patted Linden Lab on your back for what you've done well, I want to let you know I do have a problem with the way you market Second Life.  When you don't define your product in an easy to understand way, others do it for you.  And they have with Second Life.  In a not so flattering way.  Nobody wants to talk about Second Life.  We residents are embarrassed because of the way we're defined by the media and the gamer community.  I noticed, Linden Lab, that even you don't want to talk about Second Life.  It's not even mentioned on your home page

Try saying that Second Life is fun.  It's people from all over the world in a shared space for creative endeavor.  But you can't stop there or normal people will have no clue what you're talking about!  Tell them they can be a tourist, a treasure hunter, a fashionista, a roleplayer, a photographer, an architect, a DJ, a blogger, a gardener, a fashion designer, an artist, and yes - a stripper.  Second Life has a functioning economy.  It's cute.  It can make us cry and laugh and say awwwww.  We have fundraisers for charity.  We make friends, and unlike Facebook, we can go together to a disco and hear live music or take a class to learn how to build a house.  Sometimes we're dragons, mermaids or penguins.  Sometimes we wear penis hats.  Sometimes we're just drop dead gorgeous.  The best part is - we residents had a role in creating Second Life and we have this tremendous pride of ownership.  Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

Wish Number 3:  I wish the ability to make darling perfect mesh furniture and houses fell out of the sky and into my head without having to learn Blender.  A woman can dream.

Credits:

Dura Hair Boy 37(Sienna)
Pure Poison - Cat Necklace
Slink Mesh Hands
Mon Tissu Daydream Dress ~ Liberty
Mirror's Enigma Victoria Tan Skintone (Nude/Red)
What Next Phone booth photo prop

Monday, 8 April 2013

Dolly's 10 SL Firsts Meme

Oh that Strawberry Singh is a nosy parker with her Monday memes!  I love that phrase, nosy parker.  It's so old fashioned, something my grandmother would say.  What she'd say if she ever discovered Second Life, I can't imagine.  It's so easy to be a nosy parker just by following these memes.  On to the agonizing Q and A (agonizing to write mine, quite fun to read everyone elses)!

  1. First SL Friend: There were two, and I don't remember who was first.  Arana Boa who still pops in occasionally, and Malloc Rau who has left SL but not my heart.
  2. First SL Kiss: Oh god, who can remember?
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: I'm going to go with the first one who wasn't simply an experiment in poseball hopping, and that would be with Malloc.  I'd need his help in remembering where.  He was always sentimental about stuff like that and kept the landmarks.
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: The Malloc theme continues.  We really hit it off right away.  I knew he was a keeper when he went home to help out his mom (in RL) when she had surgery.  He kept in touch with me in SL through a dial up modem for a week.  We learned so many things about Second Life together.  I introduced him to prim hair, for example (which he never changed again, ever - men).  After a year of being together we partnered with a ring (which I always forgot to wear which probably annoyed him).  We stayed partnered until RL got too busy for him and he left SL.  He did pop onto SL during this past Christmas holiday to catch up a bit. I so wanted to take him shopping and update his avatar, but he always hated shopping.  We had a nice chat and I showed him mesh trees.
  5. First SL Job: ummmm... like for pay?  LOL  SL is a total money pit for me.  Even though I had a store for awhile it was more of a hobby than a money making venture.  I think I covered my monthly expenditures 10% of the time.
  6. First SL Creation: This one makes me laugh.  I bought a cute little log cabin about my second month in SL.  It had a front porch and needed a step from the ground to the porch.  I had no concept of building things, and neither did Malloc.  A simple rectangular prim would have done the trick, but I shopped for one.  I finally learned a little about building from Ayla's RL husband and then some more from Malloc (who was a natural once we learned how to set down a prim).  To be honest, though, I can't recall what my first build was.  I do recall one of the early builds was deco style pub chair of which I was quite proud at the time.
  7. First Encounter with a Linden:  I met Guy Linden when he was trying to tidy up those little pieces of abandoned mainland.  He sold me everything that abutted my property and showed me the new sims for premium members before they went live.  I still haven't claimed one.  I gave him one of my builds and the whole meeting was very nice.  I do wish Lindens interacted with us residents more. 
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity:  I'm not sure I know any because I'm not clear on what makes someone a SLebrity.  Every subgroup in SL has its rockstars I think.  Maybe it was when I met Van Auster of Post.  We were on the same sim for my first Home & Garden Relay for Life Expo.  I was already a huge fan of his work, and he said something positive about my work that made me weak in the knees.  Then there's Sylva Petrov, who makes all those naughty animations for Sylva's Animation Factory.  We used to roleplay together occasionally, and she even named a naughty animation for me, inspired by roleplay (I'm not telling which one.  Figure it out).  I'd definitely count Strawberry Singh if we'd ever actually met face to face in SL, but we haven't.  I'd better invite her over to tea.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: Aside from the little piece of mainland that I owned for a long time, Claiming Beauty sim was the first I fell in love with.  It was a well designed and attractive medieval immersive roleplay sim (for the time, anyway).  It has changed hands and name since then, but I still live in that digital spot.
  10. First SL Blog Post:  Here is my first solo post HERE.  It wasn't so long ago.  I think my photography has improved since then, but it did make it to Cajsa Lilliehook's What I Like column which was very kind of her and gratifying to me.   
This meme came up just as April Collabor88 started.  My early faves are clearly the Tee*fy sweater and the PXL Creations skin.

Credits:

Tee*fy Rachel Ruffle Sweater Pink Floral  Long (at Collabor88)
[LeLutka]-VIBRATO hair - Praline
{mon tissu} Cuffed Denim Shorts ~ Classic Wash
PXL Creations skin - JADE NAT Berry Makeup {C88 Edition} (at Collabor88)
Poetic Colors eyes - classic gen4 - snow light - medium bright
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Slink Aussie Thongs Rigged Female White
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat
Slink Mesh Hands (av) 

Friday, 5 April 2013

Perfect Match

I love that Siddean Munro is always thinking about how to make things better in Second Life.  I've already said that my favorite thing in my inventory is my SLink hands, and now they're even better.  My SLink feet are a close second, and they're better, too.  Siddean is collaborating with skin designers to make appliers (like the Lola tango appliers) for our SLink hands and feet!  No more tinting.  We don't even need the blender layers anymore!  More information is available on the SLink website.

If you already have your SLink mesh feet and hands just go to SLink's redelivery terminal and get the updates.  I got my hands immediately, but my feet weren't on my redelivery purchase list for some reason.  No problem, though.  I sent a note card to Siddean and she promptly took care of it.

As of the second day of release there are three skin makers who have appliers available - Adam N Eve, Tuli, and Izzie's.  I understand League and Pink Fuel will be releasing their appliers very soon.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my other favorite skin designers to quickly join in.  Hint, hint Belleza, Glam Affair, and PXL Creations! [UPDATE: PXL Creations has released feet appliers and the hands are coming.  YAY!!!]

Credits:

Adam N Eve Skins - Bethany T3 Bare
Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Left
{mon tissu} Collared Shirt ~ White (new release)
{mon tissu} Tulip Shorts ~ Polka Dots (new release)
Maxi Gossamer Crystal Glass Teardrop Necklace (at FaMeshed)
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
Truth Hair Dolly w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (True Grey, w3) 
Swing pose prop is from What Next (at Pose Fair)

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Spring is for Girly Dresses

I've been away from SL for all of two days.  This morning I browsed through the blogs, and guess what?  Mon Tissu had a new release of a girly spring dress in my absence.  Even better, I was able to match my espadrilles from Gos to the dress!  What more could I ask for?  Besides emptying all the avatars out of Pose Fair just for me so I can shop, that is.

Credits:

Gos Lolita Espadrilles - Colour Collection
Mon Tissu Rokoray Dress ~ Peonies
Truth Ariel w/Roots - pumpkinpie
Pure Poison - Silver Flowers Earrings
Slink Mesh Hands
Izzie's - Asia Skin Ginger Edition pale freckles
Izzie's - Asia Eyeshadow pink
Poetic Colors Eyes - classic gen4 - snow light - medium bright
Mandala Simple Ears HUTUU
Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sidewalk Cafe Loafing

This photo just kind of happened, thanks to my coffee obsession.  Usually I like to make sure to show off the clothes, and in this picture you can't even see them well (although, trust me, it's a cute outfit).  But I liked the feel of the picture, thanks to the table, chair and props from What Next.  And my sunglasses from Pure Poison look adorable.  Good enough!

Credits:

YS&YS Simoun Bangles
Truth Lavinia w/Roots - pumpkinpie
coldLogic trouser - kime.khaki
Maitreya Leather Satchel * Lion
Pure Poison - Meira Mesh Sunglasses Gold
Slink Mesh Hands
Auxiliary Mullet - Small  - peach/cocoa
Mon Tissu Skinny Scarf ~ Malay
Belleza Ava Med Red 1
What Next Newspaper, Coffee Cup, Table and Chair with pose
 
(see Taxi page for SLurls)

Friday, 11 January 2013

The Price of Fame Is $195 L

I just found out I'm a SLebrity.  Wow!  At least I am in the eyes of a possible shape copybotter who has a Marketplace store of more than 90 "No Mod shape(s) made to resemble a famous SLebrity!"  I dunno.  Maybe she made the 90 shapes of Second Life residents, maybe she botted them.  I do know she (or he, who knows) didn't ask to use my name to sell a shape that looks like mine.  I created both in 2007 and have made only minor changes to my shape over the years.

I looked over the Terms of Service for Marketplace to see if I had grounds to flag her listing.  Not easily from the looks of it.  I can't prove she didn't do a damn fine guessing job of simply copying my digits.  Is my name intellectual property?  I'm not sure.  Terms of Service doesn't allow the use of real life celebrity or brand names to sell a product, but it is silent on the use of names of Second Life residents, famous or otherwise.

I had a small vain identity crisis over the whole thing.  I decided it wasn't my shape being available for purchase that bothered me so much.  If someone liked my shape and did the painstaking work of recreating it - well - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, yes?  Even when it's a little stalkerish and creepy.  It's not like my friends are going to see a "twin" and mistake her for me. What continues to bother me is the blatant use of my name.  It's not a mistake.  The shape looks like mine and there's not another Dolly Baroque in Second Life.

I don't usually rant.  It's not like I make income from my shape.  A lot worse has happened to Second Life creators.  I'm just frustrated, and not even the humorous thought of someone considering me to be famous is soothing me right now.  I'll get over it and go back to being lighthearted Dolly, making fun of Ayla's fugly new "shopping shape" that she made to prevent her own shape from being copybotted. 

Credits:

Deco - Aviator Sunglasses
Fri.day - Darby - Natural Ginger
Maxi Gossamer - Necklace - Erzulie's Love Charm (at Collabor88)
Slink Mesh Hands
Tulip Cotton Tank (Sky)
Mon Tissu Cotton Pants ~ Khaki
Dolly Baroque's Shape (not for sale)
Glam Affair - Amberly - America 09 Red
Stardom Pose by Del May

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. 

Credits:

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, 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!

Credits:

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
   

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

In Case of Rain

I've been thinking of all the people coping with Hurricane Sandy and hoping things soon get back to normal for millions of people. It certainly makes me feel lucky to sit in my warm house with little luxuries like electricity, clean water and dry floors.

Credits:

Mon Tissu Bristol Trench ~ Wine (new release)
 
Mon Tissu  Cotton Pants ~ Grey (new release)

Mon Tissu  Sloane Pumps / Left ~ Tomato
 
Paradisis Cold Kiss : Sweater black

Fashionably Dead Beanie Baby - Brunette 5
 
What Next Umbrella pose prop
 
SLink Mesh Hands
 
Glam Affair - Lilith - America - Clean Red HB
 
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn Shadow, w3)
 
BeetleBones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)
 

Monday, 29 October 2012

You haven't heard?

Well then, we have some shopping to do, girlfriend. When Maitreya and Mon Tissu release on the same weekend, shopping is a must.

I went for a neutral look in this pic - the new release sweater and (ok, not new but fabulous) handbag from Maitreya paired with the oh-so-darling new release cotton pants from Mon Tissu. The shoes from Gos (oldies but goodies) worked perfectly with the casual rolled cuff of the pants. My hair is new too, from Truth - I'll never have enough updos. Note also the SLink hands. I can be so expressive with them! The pose that brings everything to life is one of Adorkable's handbag poses.

My friend April sent me a landmark to a sim she thought would be nice for photos. I took a look.  It was pretty, but I ended up back at our sim at her doorstep for this picture. Since I usually have to drag her around to shop, it was inspiration for the pic. There's no place like home for pics, really. 

No list of credits today, I forgot and changed out of this outfit and I'm too lazy to put everything back on. :-P All is not lost, however! Everything should be covered in the text. 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

52 Weeks of Color - Papaya Whip by Dolly

Papaya Whip was a tough color for me, for some reason - and I thought it would be rather simple.  It's a lovely and delicate shade.  I looked at creams and ivories, blushes and apricots.  In the end, I settled on this top from Mon Tissu in beige.  The violin pose prop was a group gift a few months ago from !Bang, Luna Jubilee's (alt's) own store!  One more color post and I'll be all caught up!

Credits:

Mon Tissu Ruffled Shell (Solid) / MESH ~ Polka Dot Beige

coldLogic trouser - kime.khaki (cuff1)
 
!bang - strolling violin pose prop

Truth Guinevere w/Roots - pumpkin

Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Teal Hazel, w3)

Belleza - Shyla Pale 0

Belleza - Shyla Pale Red brows

Monday, 3 September 2012

FaMESHed, Mon Tissu and Glam Affair




FaMESHed, the monthly showcase of new mesh items by Second Life creators, is all new again.  I won't be able to show all my favorites in one blog post, so stay tuned.  The slouchy sweater and shorts from Mon Tissu are darling and the inspiration of my look today.  I added the black and white dotted skinny scarf (I wish I'd fatpacked them) and surprised myself by liking pale peach shoes (I should have fatpacked these, too) and handbag instead of the black or red that I'd thought I should use.  Maxi Gossamer jewelry from FaMESHed polished the outfit, the messy D!va hair emphasizes the casual urban glamour of the look.

The skin is the "bare" version of Lilith, Glam Affair's newest release.  ARGH, so many gorgeous skins, so few Lindens!







Credits:

Maxi Gossamer - Bracelets - Barcelona (at FaMESHed)

Maxi Gossamer - Earrings - Barcelona (at FaMESHed)

Mon Tissu Hanalei Shorts ~ Graffitikat (at FaMESHed)

Mon Tissu Two ToneSlouchy Sweatshirt ~ Grey (at FaMESHed)

Mon Tissu Openwork Wedges ~ Peach

Mon Tissu Skinny Scarf ~ Polka Dot

Mon Tissu Sophmore Satchel / Shoulder Strap ~ Glossy Peach

Glam Affair - Lilith - America - Clean Red HB

Glam Affair - Lilith Eyebrows Shape 02

D!va Hair "Manon" (Type A)(Red amber)

Beetlebones Mesh Lashes V.01 (Dainty brown)

Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Olive Hazel, w3) 

Pose by Marukin (altered)

Location: Mayfair