Month: February 2010

[ s t y l e ] Bromelia

Bromelia is the name of the jewelry set I am wearing today.  AvaGardner Kungler was inspired by the Amazonian flora to create some gorgeous statement jewelry for her new business endeavor, Kunglers Extra.  Meticulous in detail and extremely well crafted, Bromelia is not an everyday jewelry.  Don’t underestimate the power of accessorizing and spice up your favorite little black dress to give it a fresh new look.

– BODY –
Hair:  Witch Powder from Lamb
Skin: Casting Porcelaine Make Up 7 Brown Eyebrows from Baiastice
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes:  Eyelash (beta version) from Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***
Manicure: Scarlet Long Nails from Fleur (now known as 5th & Oxford)

– OUTFIT –
Jewelry: Bromelia Gold Set from Kunglers Extra *** REVIEW COPY ***
Top: Grand Opening Gown Black Shirt from DG Innovations (part of previous gift, now known as Innovations)
Skirt: Valentina Black Skirt & Belt from Lelutka (part of outfit)
Shoes: Slinky Stilettos Patent Nude from Maitreya

– OTHERS –
Poses: Jewelry Pose 3 and 7 from LAP
Music: Starpoint – Wanting You (Romeo Erotic Remix)

[ s t y l e ] Fairy Ballerina

Enchanting and delicate, just like a fairy princess, the new collaboration by Sparkle Skye and Alienbear Gupte is simply exquisite.  It’s so dreamy.  I feel like a ballerina in fantasy dream.  The dress is so romantic with endless ruffles of delicate lace and the jewelry is luxurious with lots of sparkle.  The dress actually has lots of options (different skirt types and sleeve lengths), but I am sticking to my ballerina look for today. 

– BODY –
Hair: Ballerina Coffee Bean from House of Heart (now known Hairy Situations)
Skin: Casting Porcelaine Make Up 9 Brown Eyebrows from Baiastice
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes:  Eyelash (beta version) from Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***

– OUTFIT –
Earrings: Princess Venus Earrings from Alienbear Designs *** REVIEW COPY ***
Necklace: Princess Venus Necklace from Alienbear Designs *** REVIEW COPY ***
Dress: Ciara Fae of Myst Teal from Sparkle Skye *** REVIEW COPY ***
Shoes: Ballet Robin from Paper Doll

– OTHERS –
Poses: Ballerine and Ballet Move 3 from StoRin
Music: Sky D’or – Len And Jay

[ s t y l e ] Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today’s look is a result of mix & matching items I picked up this weekend from a lot of different Valentine’s sales and events.  I tried to stay away from lingerie and all red outfits, but still create a look to celebrate this day of love! 

By the way, the boots are a gift from my dear friend SerinaJane.  They are absolutely gorgeous!  Thanks SJ~

– BODY –
Hair: Oh Sugar Powder w/ Black Roots from Lamb
Skin: Diamond Copper Cupid from Cupcakes
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes:  Eyelash (beta version) from Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***

– OUTFIT –
Dress: Ludmita from L`Abel
Gloves: La Capitaine Red Gloves from Indyra Originals (part of set)
Bag: 2009 Pochette Silver from Baiastice
Shoes: Prestige Boots Red Suede from Bax Coen *** REVIEW COPY ***

– OTHERS –
Poses: C-Hush, C-Now Lean Back, and C-Cuteness by LAP
Music: Kina Grannis – Valentine

[ s k i n ] Liz by JE*Republic


Liz is a new release from JE*Republic.  Jungeun Vella was sweet to send me some samples in mid skin tone which is my usual skin color.  Anyways, Liz has a sweeter and more feminine face.  It comes in a variety of make ups which are much more colorful that her other skins.  Sweet pinks, bright oranges, spring greens, etc. are some of the colors she uses for her make ups in this skin line, which are perfect for the upcoming Spring/Summer.  The only thing that bugs me about these skins are the nipples.  Not sure what to think of the reddish brown nipples, but like I have said many times for me the face is what matter to me the most when choosing a skin.  I hardly get naked in SL®!  Jungeun’s great with smokey make ups.  Go to her store and pick up some demos for yourself!

– CREDITS –
Hair: Yuna Cocoa by JE*Republic ***REVIEW COPY ***
Skin: Liz Mid by JE*Republic *** REVIEW COPY ***
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes:  Eyelash (beta version) from Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***
Bikini: Tiz Bikini 3 by Nyte’N’Day
Poses: Gently I’ll Wake Up,  Photo, Videotapes by Penny Dreadful Arcade

[ s k i n ] Inanna Vernissage by LeeZu! and LionSkins

Lately, I have been wearing my Inanna-Vernissage skins to work at LeeZu! and have become very fond of them.  Inanna is a collaboration between two of the most talented designers in SL®, LeeZu Baxter of LeeZu! and Lion Jonesford of LionSkins.  Both designers have often worked closely in numerous projects previously, but none to this scale.

At first, I found the skins a bit strange.  Being used to perfect complexions and smooth skins in SL®, with the exception of cute freckles, I did not find the wrinkles around the eyes attractive.  Then it hit me, how most of us portray our own ideal image of beauty in SL® and usually it is biaised towards youth.  I am in my thirties in RL, and I am starting to see visible signs of aging, which I have embraced and come to love, so why not embrace them in SL® as well?  After all, imperfections are what makes us different.  See below some of my favorite make up choices.


– CREDITS –
Hair: Sprocket Dragees from Tiny Bird
Skin: Inanna Vernissage Pale from LeeZu! and LionSkins *** SPONSOR ***
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes:  Eyelash (beta version) from Sweetest Goodbye *** SPONSOR ***
Earrings: Elise Black Pearl Earrings from Second Mirage (part of set, available only on xstreetsl.com)
Lingerie: Valentine’s Lingerie 2010 from Nyte’N’Day (subscribematic group gift)
Poses: Attention Whore 1, 7, and 11 from (OMFG) I Love It! *** REVIEW COPY ***

[ s t y l e ] Rocker Princess

Sometimes I like to mix & match items of clothing that may seem like an oxymoron, of contrasting styles.  It makes dressing up much more fun.  Mix a tutu skirt with a studded leather jacket, and be a rocker princess for the day.  Make sure the leather jacket is tight fitting so it enhances the volume of the skirt.

– BODY –
Hair: Sprocket Dragees from Tiny Bird
Skin: Inanna Vernissage Pale Brigitte from LeeZu! and LionSkins
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes: Bedroom Lashes from Cake

– OUTFIT –
Earrings: Elise Black Pearl Earrings from Second Mirage (part of set, available only on xstreetsl.com)
Necklace: Frola Black & Platinum Necklace Brooch from RA Crystal
Jacket: Short Riders Jacket Black/Silver from Aoharu
Shirt: Tee Call Me from Emery (part of previous gift outfit)
Skirt: La Sylphide Skirt Teal from Aleri Darkes (may no longer be available) 
Bag: Ivanna Evening Clutch Black/Silver from Cherry
Ring: Chantal Ring from Donna Flora (part of set)
Shoes: Athena Open-Toe Stiletto Boots Black from Tesla

– OTHERS –
Poses: Glam 7 and 17 from Diesel Works
Music: Vive La Fête – La Verite

[ s t y l e ] Dramatic Black

Who said black was boring?  Dramatic shapes and volumes with rich flower decor make this look one of my favorites.  The starting point of today’s look is the little black dress from Kunglers, a recent addition to my wardrobe, courtesy of Barbra Kungler.  Thank you Barbra!  Accessorize to the max with a gorgeous hat, similar in texture to the dress, and statement jewelry to maximate the dramatic effect. 

Note poses used for this post are from Diesel Works’ new release, Piper Set.  These are another great set of poses.  They smooth into position so they can be used on the runway!

– BODY –
Hair: Premiere Chignon Black from YourSkin & YourShape *** REVIEW COPY ***
Skin: IFE Light Haiti Dark Brows Hairbase by LeLutka
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes: Photoshoot II Lashes from LeLutka

– OUTFIT –
Hat: Black China Hat from Paper Couture (part of outfit)
Earrings & Necklace: Black Pearl Set from Paper Couture
Gloves: NOIR SinSin Gloves from LeeZu! (part of outfit) *** SPONSOR ***
Bag: 2009 Crocodile Pochette Silver from Baiastice
Dress: Magdalene Jet from Kunglers *** REVIEW COPY ***
Shoes: ISA Shoes Bronze from Donna Flora

– OTHERS –
Poses: Piper 1,3, and 8 from Diesel Works
Music: Anoraak – Nightdrive With You

[ s k i n ] Mango Mango Skins

Sileny Noel from Mango, Mango! sent her new skins as gifts to the SL Bloggers Network group.  Mango, Mango! is a new store to me so I was quite eager to try them on.  What a pleasant surprise!  Overall, I love the face and Sileny offers a good variety of bright and vibrant make ups to choose from.  They are available in two skin tones, pale and tan.  Freckles option is also available. I am not picky about body details, but there is one little body detail that could be better in my opinion.  The shading of the ankles is kind of weird, very blotchy, but nothing that can’t be covered with a good pair of shoes and socks.  After all, at L$150 each, these skins are a bargain.  🙂  Take a look at the make up options available below, shown in tan skin tone with freckles. 

Sileny also has a two skins cycling through the lucky board, and three dollarbies (make sure you check out Aqua) at her main store, shown below.

Also, make sure you check out Valentine’s Bazaar.  Sileny has four skins (shown below) at L$50 each at the bazaar which are not available at her mainstore. 


– CREDITS –
Hair: Sildete V2 Smoke from Novocaine
Skin: Mango, Mango Skins *** REVIEW COPY ***
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz from MJ+Dada
Lashes: Photoshoot II Lashes from LeLutka
Bikini: Baila Rainbow Bikini from Last Call
Poses: Headshot 1, Sultry 4, and Sultry 10 from Glitterati

[ s k i n ] Shua by JE*Republic

My dear friend Jungeun Vella from JE*Republic recently released a new skin line, Shua.  She was kind to send me a review copy over the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised.  The facial features of Shua are very different from the skins I usually wear, very cute and innocent.  There are ten different make ups available, shown below.  Each make up pack comes with a variety of options, including freckles and hair base options, as well as four different eyebrow shapes.  The freckles version is the most appealing to me with a slightly sunburnt cheeks and nose.  The body detail is pretty realistic although some may find the body shading a bit too harsh, especially on the back. Also, note there are some minor visible seamlines.  Nonetheless, I believe these skins are perfect for those seeking a cute avie.  Pick up some demos and try them!!!


– CREDITS –
Hair: Girl Anachronism Brownie from Tiny Bird
Skin: Shua Tan Freckle from JE*Republic *** REVIEW COPY ***
Eyes: Cabbage Eyes Smoky Quartz by MJ+Dada
Lashes: Photoshoot II Lashes by LeLutka
Necklace: Apple Necklace from Atelier AM
Earrings: Cyprien Pierced Earrings by U&R
Bracelet: Sweet Wrapping Bracelet by U&R
Jacket: Short Jean Jacket Blue from Aoharu
Dress: Basic One-Piece Plaid Greenearth from Ohmai
Bikini: Roxy Rainbow Swimsuit by SD Wears
Bag: I’m Not A Plastic Bag Purple from Decollage by Marcelle DeCuir
Stocking: Fun Times Tintable Stockings from Veschi (tinted purple)
Shoes: Laceup Boots Brown from Anexx
Poses: Just Walk Away by LAP, Handbag 3 by ImpEle, Piper 3 by Diesel Works