Month: June 2009

[ s t y l e ] My Tribute to Michael Jackson

My Tribute to Michael Jackson

Today I wanted to pay tribute to the king of pop, Michael Jackson.  Like many others, I grew up listening to Michael Jackson’s music.   The first album I bought with my own money was Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  Despite all the controversy over Michael Jackson, one has to respect his contribution to the music industry as well as his generosity.   I spent the weekend listening & dancing to Michael Jackson, so I was inspired to incorporate some of his signature items to my daily look today: black military inspired jacket, black pants, and motorcycle gloves.  Of course, I added my own twist to the look adding a bit of feminine touch with a clutch and jewelry.

– BODY –
Hair: Tukinowaguma – Nadeshiko Black
Skin: Vive9 – Belle Light Chic NB Skin
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Ocean Driftwood Medium

– OUTFIT –
Earrings: Flirt – Hearts & Diamonds Red Earrings
Glasses: VintageWear – Metal Bar Shades
Jacket: Milk Motion – My Admiral Jacket
Top: Microphage – Tube Top Black
Bag: DeLa – Clutch Bag Juju Special Edition Red
Gloves: Roars – R Glove (part of outfit)
Pants: Sweetest Goodbye – Monocrom Black Pants
Shoes: Last Call – Vamp Melisande Onyx

– OTHERS –
Poses: Striking Poses – Michael Jackson Pose 1, TorridWear – Vain 1 and 10
Music: The Game featuring Chris Brown – Better on the Other Side (Tribute to Michael Jackson)

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Sweet Lavender

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Sweet Lavender

Some items in today’s post are mainly from shops that are new to me. I’ve come across Exodi from the amazing skins created by Ryker Beck but have not really check out her clothing line. Many of us are still in shock about the sudden demise of Michael Jackson. To commemorate the life of the legend, Ryker Beck, the creator behind Exodi are marking all Shiloh, Eden Gen2 skins, shoes, clothes, eyes, shapes and jewelry 50% off starting 25th June 2009 until 3rd July 2009. 100% of Proceeds Donated to the Make a Wish Foundation, a foundation that Michael Jackson openly supported. After checking out the store, “Harlow Daywear” which can be worn with or without the skirt prim attachment, caught my attention.

I pair it with “Flower Brooch Cardigan” from Bingo, another small little shop with cute items located in Cupcake Sim. “Paris Ribbon” from Taboo was told by someone in a group to check them out. The shoes there all comes in prim toes and feet with HUD for resizing, retexturing of nails and skin, as well as functions such as AO walk, sound etc. The price is amazingly cheap. This pair of shoe I’m wearing cost $199L a pair and fat pack only cost $299L. Have fun shopping!

Dress: Exodi – Harlow Daywear (Pinurple)
Cardigan: Bingo – Flower Brooch Cardigan Purple
Hair: TRUTH Hair – Willow 2
Hat: Taboo – Paris Summer Hat (roses) II
Skin: LeLutka – LondonRevolution Pale-makeup1
Eye Lash: Lelutka – Photoshoot II
Bangles: CG – Chunky bangle (purple)
Earrings: Ear Candy – Pink Flowered Earrings
Shoes: Taboo – Paris Ribbon
Manicure: Detour Nails – White Tips – Burgundy
Basket: Bossa Nova – picnic basket (Not on sale)
Pose: Last Stand Animations

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Romanticize in Office

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Romanticize in Office

I came across this “Moziac Jacket” from Fashion Nomads, created by the talented Aleida Rhode and fell in love immediately. This jacket comes in both short and long sleeves versions with a deep plunging V neckline. I love the textures of the jacket and versatile enough to play it up for a more formal or down to a more casual sexy look. I decided to soften the whole structured look and match it with the petals shape skirt “Colleen” from Nardcotix. The feed has been flooding with hairs from the Hair Fair 2009 and since many hairs were already featured, I chose to wear from Aden. Aden had released some new hairs recently and this is one of my favourite from her new releases. I love the curls behind the hair that looks so feminine. This pair of shoes, “Suede Laceup Sandals” from Aoharu, matches the overall look perfectly to give a trendy yet feminine touch to this outfit. I love this look and something that I will definitely wear for work in RL too.

Jacket: Fashion Nomads – Moziac Jacket – Silver
Shirt: Microphage – Pink Chevron Tank
Skirt: Nardcotix – Colleen Mellow Blush (Part of Outfit)
Belt & Scarf: Fashion Nomads – Moziac Jacket – Old Purple (Part of Outfit)
Earrings: Dernier Cri – Pink Flower Earings
Bracelet: Violet Voltaire – Melancholy Bracelet – Silver/Pink
Shoes: Aoharu -SuedeLaceupSandals_White
Hair: Aden – Kaylee
Skin: Lelutka – Moscow Light-makeup3
Eye Lash: Lelutka – Photoshoot II
Manicure: Celestial Studios – (DN) Manicure Ginny

Poses: Persona & Impose

[ s k i n ] Tuli – Hope Skins

[ s k i n ] Tuli - Hope Skins

Lately, while people were rushing to Hair Fair 2009, I have been spending time in my little skybox naked, trying on some of the new skins available in the grid.  One of my favorites from the bunch is Tuli‘s latest Hope Skin.  I have always been a fan of Tuli’s skins but this is definitely by far my favorite skin line from her collection.  The face is so delicate and feminine.  The make up options are yummy as well.  Shown above are samples of the make ups available in 5 different skin tones (fair, pale, sunkissed, tan, and dark tan).  Although not shown, the body detail is well balanced as well.  I hope Tuli releases more make up options for this skin line, because I am sure I will buy them all.  Currently, 10 different make ups are available: natural, avenue, blush, gala, gig, kitten, sultry, summer, tequila, and vivid.

Note Tuli’s skins come with 4 different eyebrow options: black (shown above), brown, blonde, and redhead.

– CREDITS –
Hair: ETD – Tiana Smoke
Skin: Tuli – Hope Skin
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Ocean Driftwood Medium
Lashes: LeLutka – Photoshoot II Lashes
Earrings: Muse – Celine Pearl Earrings White Pearl/Gold
Pose: AnaLu – Fresh Poses 468a, 471, 476, 478, 480, 483, 484, 486 and 494

[ s k i n ] CIRCA by Gianni Broda

My New Profile Picture

Gianni Broda of CASHMERE was kind enough to drop me a beta version of her upcoming new skin line, CIRCA, and I instantly fell in love with the sultry facial features of this skin.  The pouty lips and the little mole above the right eyebrow are so sexy.  The overall skintone is powdery unlike a lot of skins these days which are glossy.  I actually like the shine free matte look.  I can see how some would prefer light brows, but I think the thick black eyebrows define my face nicely.  Gianni is still working on these skins, and I am not sure when they will be ready.  I can’t wait to see the end results and the make-up options that will be available. 

Note I did not photoshop the actual skin.  I just added background, some shadow, my name, and a little black frame to the picture.  The skin is as you would see it in world. 

For more preview pictures of CIRCA, check out Gianni Broda’s flickr.

– CREDITS –
Hair: Truth – Bridgette Black
Skin: Cashmere – Circa Skin (beta version)
Eyes: Unique Megastore – Expressive Eyes Brown Big by Nany Merlin
Lashes: LeLutka – Photoshoot II Lashes

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Funky Friday

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Funky Friday

This is not my initial intention for today’s post but somehow after mashing around my inventories and using one of my favourite jeans, “VSL Jeans” from Muism as my inspiration, this smart casual funky look came up. Both “VSL Jeans” and “Vintage Jeans_Rolled Up Cuff” are my absolute favourite pairs of jeans and I selected one of them for today’s look. They have great textures and the way the jeans fitted, flatters my avatar’s legs well. I am also in love with the “Breezie Kiss-Denium Jacket” from Phoenix Rising, especially the frills below the jacket and the criss-cross design behind it that bring in the feminine factor. To spice up for a funky look, I matched with the white shirt from Muism “Tailored Suit Set” to be worn below the denim. With minimal accessories in mind, I only added a neck tie from Phoenix Rising, criss cross earrings from Sey and “Claudette” hair which comes with a hat from Novocaine.

White Shirt: Muism – Tailored Suit Set (part of outfit)
Tie: Phoenix Rising – NeckTie Blue
Corset:Jacket: Phoenix Rising – Breezie Kiss-Denium Jacket
Jeans: Muism – VSL jeans/Washed (worn with belt option)
Earrings: Sey – G9 crosspierce
Shoes: Decoy – Francisco Wedge – Navy
Hair: Novocaine Hair – Claudette
Skin: Lelutka – London Pale-makeup 2
Eye Lash: Lelutka – Photoshoot II
Mani & Pedicure: Detour – Nails White Tips – Burgundy
Poses: Flowey Poses

Listening to: Coldplay – Viva La Vida

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Summer Heat

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Summer Heat

Weather is extremely hot lately which inspires me the look today. I have been shopping around looking for a sheer top to be worn with bikini but none caught my eyes till when they laid upon this “Tahiti Sweety” outfit from Boom. This sheer top comes also with a set of blue stripe bikini but I didnt match it with today’s look, instead, decided to wear this bikini top from Second Wave to give the overall a hawaiin exotic feel. This pair of leather pants, is part of “Angela” outfit from BareRose, pumps up the overall look to be more sophisticated and smart.

I am wearing this new skin that was launched recently by Baiastice, I love the soft subtle feel of the skin and body is also beautifully shaded. Check out her store for more makeup and skintone range. I couldn’t resist this pair of “Ethnic Bijou Sandals” from Aoharu and I am pleased that the prim feet is very easy to color to match it to my skintone. A piece of advise is that the shoe prim attached to both the foot and the lower leg, so that will means I can’t wear pants or jeans that comes with lower prim leg attachments. I bought several hairs from TekuTeku recently and they have some nice hairs worth to check out for. To complete the look, I opted for wooden accessories from Muse , Chloe and Eldee. Hope you like it!

Outer Sheer Top: Boom – Tahiti Sweety (Sunny Days) (worn without bikini)
Bikini: Second Wave – Bikini short set Hawaiin Tradewinds
Pants: Barerose – Angela Outfit (worn only pants)
Hair: TekuTeku – EkoEko smart
Bag: LeLutka – Sack bag/golden rod
Necklace: Muse – Kailena Necklace (Tan/Amber)
Bangles (L) – Eldee – Line bangles (orange)
Bangles (R) – LeLutka – Wooden Cuff by Mia
Earrings: Chloe – Circles of Wood
Sandals: Aoharu – Ethnic Bijou Sandals_Onyx
Skin: Baiastice – Donnarama-Gloss Sunkiss BR
Manicure: Reale – Manicure coffee
Lashes: Celestial Studio – Deviant Lashes

Poses: Impose, Persona & Lelutka

[ s t y l e ] Loren Glam

Loren Glam

Couture Chapeau is paying tribute to the glamorous Italian actress, Sophia Loren, with a beautiful retro collection of hats worn by the actress.  I have been meaning to check it out for some time, but I never really got around to it until this weekend.  My pick from the collection is this wide brim hat, called La Loren Firenze Chapeau in Red.  Though Sophia Loren styled it with a slim fit red dress revealing her curves, I chose to play around with black and white to create a retro-chic glamorous look for a night out in the summer.  I kept the silhoutte slim with high waisted jeans from LoveDOT, a sister brand to Vive9.  These are freebies available in the store.  The unbalanced zebra print top is part of Ingridr Zebra Dress from Ivalde.  Accessories were kept simple adding just neutral clip-on earrings which pop in contrast to the hat. 

– BODY –
Skin: Redgrave – Leona Pale Cherry Blonde Hair Base
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Dry Soil Medium
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Nails: J’s – Natural Real Nails Silk

– OUTFIT –
Hat: Couture Chapeau- La Loren Firenze Chapeau Red
Earrings: ICoN – BC Earrings (part of set) 
Top: Ivalde – Ingridr Zebra Shirt & Shoulder Cuff (part of outfit)
Pants: LoveDOT –  High Hopes Black Jeans (freebie)
Belt: Boing Fromage – Heart Clasp Velour Belt Red
Bag: Baiastice – 2009 Crocodile Pochette Silver
Shoes: Stiletto Moody – Elegant Slingback Ruby Red

– OTHERS –
Pose: TorridWear Vain1, 6, and 10
Music: Sophia Loren – Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo

[ s t y l e ] Cabana Boy

Cabana Boy

I am still obsessed with straw hats so here I am wearing a short-hair version today.  This Summer promises to be sizzling hot so I put together a comfortable resort look still wearable in the city.  The flowered shirt is from Pure Style called Plumeria.  I received it as a gift from Mimify Loon a while back but never really had a chance to wear it till today.  Thanks Mimify!  The big flower prints put me in a good mood and like her other items the prims are scripted to re-size.  Don’t let those sculpted prims scare you.  I like to mix and match new clothes with old items.  Today I pay tribute to G.L.A.M (also known as Vive La Glam) and Last Call.  Both stores are not present in SL right now, but I hope at least Vive La Glam will return sometime in the future.

– BODY –
Hair: 69 – Envy Me Blackishbrown
Skin: Rockberry – Mia D Natural Freckles
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Dry Soil Medium
Lashes: LeLutka Beaute – Photoshoot II Lashes
Manicure: J’s – Natural Real Nails Silk

– OUTFIT –
Top: Pure Style – Plumeria Top Umber (part of set)
Pants: G.L.A.M. – Golden Apple Capri Jeans in Chalk (no longer available)
Bangles: Atelier AM – Wooden Bracelet
Bag: Ume Mode – Ratan Bag (previous gift)
Shoes:  Last Call – Aruba Flip Flops (no longer available/previous group gift)

– OTHERS –
Pose: TorridWear – Vain 1, 3, and 6
Music: Gilberto Gil – Mar De Copa Cabana

Fann-tastic Look of The Day – Colorful Summer

Fann-tastic Look of The Day - Colorful Summer

I wanted to dress something more colorful today and after searching through my inventory, I finally put together today’s look. I always love clothings made of sheer chiffon, this blouse from Pink Outfitters immediately caught my attention as I simply love clothings with either frills or ribbons. I decided to match with Calypso Jungle skirt from Mimikri and in order not to look so plain, I add on a belt from MichaMi‘s Lulu outfit which comes in various layers. Hair is one of the new release from Aden. This pair of flats from Phoenix Rising is the latest new product and comes in 3 styles with various colors options. I am very pleased with this look as this is something I definitely love and will wear in RL except that I don’t really like to wear flats in RL.

Top: Pink Outfitters Poppy Sheer Chiffon Blouse – light green
Skirt: Mimikri – Calypso jungle (Part of outfit)
Belt: MichaMi – Lulu Belt in Green (Part of Lulu outfit)
Hair: Aden – Autumn II
Ring: Paper Couture – Spring Multi-Stone Ring
Earrings & Bracelet (R) : Second Mirage – Adrienne Topaz/Peridot
Bangles (L): LeLutka – Resin Bracelets & Bangles by Mia
Bag: LeLutka – Glen Top Hendle Bag-Papayawhip
Flats: Phoenix Rising – Bow Flats in Orange Bow
Skin: LeLutka – Moscow Light-makeup7
Lashes: Cake – Bedroom
Manicure: Celestial Studios – (DN) Pastel Rainbow
Poses: AnaLu & Reel Expressions