Month: September 2010

[ s t y l e ] Young & Fresh

Layering is one of the best ways in RL to extend the life of your spring/summer wardrobe into the fall season.  Although in SL the weather is less of an issue when choosing an outfit, I think it’s fun to play around with clothing layers and prims to create your own look.  Anyways, today I am wearing a summer cocktail dress from Izzie’s (just wearing the shirt layer and underskirt prim edited to fit around the bust line instead of the waist line somewhat like a top instead of a dress), added basic pants and a short jacket for an inter-season look.  The bag is a group gift from Lelutka, and the shoes are previous Fifty Linden Friday item from Kookie.  I am sure you have seen these blogged all over.   Everyone loves good bargains!  The hair is a new release from Tiny Bird.  This color was also a Fifty Linden Friday item.  The skin is a gift from my friend, Jungeun Vella, designer behind JE*Republic.  HyeRim is her newest addition to her skin line.  The face is young and fresh, very different from her previous more mature looking skins.  You can find a close up shot below to view the skin and hair better.  I will do a separate post to show you some of the make ups available.  Note I did not use poses today.  The Lelutka group gift bag comes with a scripted AO with a walk and three different poses that work well with the bag.  It is a separate attachment so it can be used with other hand held bags, so join the group and check notices!

– CREDITS –
Hair: Tiny Bird – Have You Forgotten Brown (color scripted knit beret attached)
Skin: JE*Republic – HyeRim Normal 00 Cleavage  *R*
Eyes: MADesigns – Promise Eyes Brown Pale 11
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash
Manicure: alaskametro – Nail Makeup Fingers Mocha
Jacket: Izzie’s – Short Jacket Brown (worn with out sleeve prims)  *R*
Top: Izzie’s – Flower Cocktail Dress Green (shirt layer and underskirt prim only)  *R*
Pants: Izzie’s Flare Pants White  *R*
Necklace: Calla – Pocket Watch Necklace Large Gold
Bag: Lelutka – Cadmio Bag Smoke Topaz (group gift includes bag AO)
Shoes: Kookie – Miss Vo Multi Pumps (previous FLF item)
Location: Sweetest Goodbye
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Morcheeba – Wonders Never Cease

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[ b e a u t y ] Zora

Lion Skins’ newest face, Zora, is very edgy with strong features and thick eyebrows.  If you prefer thinner plucked eyebrows, please read no further, because this skin is probably not for you.  I am, however, a big fan of thick brows, but anyone who follows my blurbs in this blog probably know that by now.  I have always been a big fan of Lion’s creative make-ups and Zora is no exception.  Zora comes with 30 different make ups to choose from.  Most of the make ups available for Zora are more appropriate for the evening or for the runway.  With heavy smokey eyes or colorful eyeshadows, these are make ups you would want to wear to make a statement and get noticed.  Available in three skin tones (pale, sunkissed, and sun), each make up set contains two different versions, hair base with blonde hair and no hairbase.   I hope Lion releases a dark hair version too. 🙂  Pls see below some of my favorite make ups for the Zora line.

By the way, Lion just showed me a preview of what’s coming next at Lion Skins, and it’s amazingly fun!  I can’t tell you much about it now, but I am sure you won’t be disappointed. 

– CREDITS –
Hair: Magika – Katie Brown Maple and Brown Sienna
Skin: Lion Skins – Zora  *R*
Eyes: MADesigns – Promise Eyes Brown Pale 11
Lashes: Glow Studio – Innocent Eyelashes Pure
Earrings: alaMood – Soho Amethyst Earrings
Jacket: LeeZu! – Venus Jacket Pink  *S*
Pose: LAP – Modesty in Motion and Poofy Dress Pls
Location: My Photostudio
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Background: Rubyblossom’s Flower Set
Music: Expresso del Lago – Mandarin Suite

[ b e a u t y ] Tuli Helena for TDR

This is a quick post to show you this week’s The Dressing Room special from Tuli, a new makeup version of Helena.  Helena has  delicate and feminine features which works quite well with most shapes.  The make up is lovely, soft pink tones for the girliest girl.  This skin is only available at The Dressing Room for about two weeks so check it out before it’s gone.  Did I mention it only costs L$65?

– CREDITS –
Hair: Magika – Is Brown Chestnut (discount fatpack)
Skin: Tuli – The Dressing Room Helena 03  *R*
Eyes: Tuli – Brown Eyes
Lashes: Glow Studio – Innocent Eyelashes Pure
Pose: LAP – Jewelry Pose 2
Location: My Photostudio
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Background: Rubyblossom’s Flower Texture Set
Music: Morcheeba – Wonder Never Cease

NOTE *R* denotes review copy.

[ s t y l e ] Ivonne

Part 1 of Baiastice Fall Collection 2010 has finally arrived.  The collection is displayed at the center of the main store, in a small cluster of Italian houses.  In each house, you will find different new styles for the season.  Fall Collection 2010 carries Sissy’s signature style, elegance and femininity.  I was especially drawn to Ivonne.  Power shoulder is still “in” this season.  The sculpted drapes make this look strong and unique, yet the funky leggings add a fun twist.  Ivonne is available in various colors.  TP to Baiastice and check out Sissy’s Fall Collection 2010!

Also, don’t miss out the 50% off sale at alaMood in celebration of its first anniversary.  This is one of my favorite jewelry store in SL.  It carries a lot of interesting pieces that upgrade your look instantly.

And, let’s not forget about the poses.  Today I am using a new set from Diesel Works called Odyssey.  Love it! 


– CREDITS –
Hair Base Tattoo: Dutch Touch – Hairbase V2 Black  *R*
Hair Attachment: Baiastice – Lucrezia Hair Attachment Brown  *R*
Skin: Baiastice – D.Casting Porcelaine Make Up 2 Black
Eyes: Tuli – Brown Eyes
Lashes: Redgrave – Eyelashes 11 Showgril
Manicure: Pixel Mode – Sculpted Nails Color Change
Earrings: alaMood – Soho Amethyst Earrings (part of set)
Outfit: Baiastice – Ivonne in Leather Green (dress and leggings)  *R*
Bag: House of Heart – Leather Clutch in Violet  (no longer available)
Shoes: Maitreya – Verve Pumps Violet 
Poses: Diesel Works – Odyssey 1 and 4  *R*
Location: Baiastice
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Funkservice International – Five Four

[ s t y l e ] Early Fall

The weather has gotten significantly cooler after a heavy rain storm a couple of days ago, so I have started cleaning out my closet, throwing out stuff I don’t wear anymore and storing away summer clothes.   I guess it’s a ritual I go through twice a year trying to make some room for some new wardrobe.  Unfortunately, I am not as organized with my inventory. 

Anyways, today’s look is more like myself in RL, casual comfortable look you would definitely see me wearing these days.  Brown is a color I wear a lot, especially during fall/winter season.  I still like to spice things up a little adding a bit of color.  Today, I added some orange splash.  The whole outfit is from a another new store I came across recently, Izzie’s.  I stumbled across this store completing one of those gridwide hunts and I knew I had to come back for some shopping.  Izzie’s has some good basic items great for layering and mix & matching.  Most items from Izzie’s come in all layers which makes it easier for people like me who like to mix things around a bit.  The cropped jacket, pants and striped tank top are new releases, sold as separates.  They are available in various colors, so mix them around to create your own combination. 

Note the hair today is once again from Magika.  Did I mention a huge sale at Magika?  It’s worth checking it out!  Even the new releases for Hair Fair 2010 are on sale.

– CREDIT –
Hair: Magika – Dejaine Brown Chocolate
Skin: Dekade – Claire Sunkissed Dark Brows No Make Up (Unicef Project)
Eyes: Sakurako – Brown Eyes
Lashes: Glow Studio – Innocent Eyelashes Pure
Make Up: Dekade – Claire Glossy Lips Red 01 (Unicef Project)
Manicure: J’s – Natural Real Red
Jacket: Izzie’s – Short Jacket Brown  *R*
Top: Izzie’s – Striped Tank Top Brown  *R*
Pants: Izzie’s – Flare Pants Beige with Regular Cuffs  *R*
Necklace: Night Owl Designs – Heartkey Necklace Gold
Bag: Malt – City Hand Bag Orange (scripted with poses)
Socks: Emery – Socks Orange (freebie)
Shoes: Magi Take – Chucker Sneakers Orange
Location: The Starlust Motel
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Maroon 5 – Give A Little More

Note *R* denotes review copy.

[ s t y l e ] Neo Geisha

My friend Sbecky introduce me to a new store, at least new to me, called Les Petits Details by Nevery Lorakeet.  The store carries very cute clothes, skins and even poses.  Nevery was kind to send me some samples of her work for today’s look.  I loved the ads in her store featuring geisha girls as models, so I decided to keep the same theme for my look today.  I picked out the silk flower green dress and pink leggings from Nevery’s store.  The skin is also from Les Petits Details, but this is only for sale to *Les Petit Details* in-world group member for L$100.  Two versions are included, with eyebrows and without eyebrows.  There is no fee to join the group.  There are also some group gifts at the entrance of the store as well.  Nevery also carries some interesting eyelashes.  I am wearing Tatoo Garden today.  Once again, the poses I have used for my pictures today are from Perfection Is Style.  Thank you Sbecky for introducing me to Les Petits Details and for the wonderful poses.  Thanks Nevery for the gifts!

One more thing, Magika is having a sale.  All full priced hairstyles are marked down to L$89 per color pack and L$249 per fat pack.  If you want to avoid lag and see what styles are available, check out the hair gallery at Magika’s blog.  There are some cute hairstyles not to be missed.

– CREDITS –
Hair: Magika – Kaylee B&W Cocoa
Skin: Les Petits Details – Geisha No Brows (L$100 for group members only) *R*
Eyes: Tuli – Brown Eyes
Lashes: Les Petits Details – Eyelashes Tatoo Garden *R*
Manicure: On The Catwalk  – Pink Nails
Dress: Les Petits Details – Silk Flower Green Dress *R*
Leggings: Les Petits Details – Pretty Clown Dress Leggings Pink (part of outfit) *R*
Bag: DeLa – Clutch Bag Zazu Crocodile Pink
Bracelet: Fairy Tail – Leather Bracelets 6 (gatcha item)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Hot Pink
Other: Laqroki – Free Face Light
Pose: Perfection Is Style – Professional Catwalk and Photoshoot Pose 5 and 10 *R*
Advanced Sky Setting: Night
Location: Neo Osaka
Music: Pizzicato Five – Tokyo, Mon Amour

Note *R* denotes review copy.

[ s t y l e ] Last Chance for Revolution

The Revolution Line at LeeZu! is one of the reasons why I instantly became a huge fan of LeeZu Baxter, and eventually motivate me to apply to be part of the LeeZu! family.  More than three years ago when I stumbled across this store, I stared in awe with admiration at the beautiful outfits from this line.  Back then, it was out of my budget but I saved my lindens from camping, greeting/modeling jobs to buy Maita.  Although the design is more than three years old, the rich textures and the versatility of the outfit are some of the reasons why it still remains as one of my favorites.  Maita reminds me of Alexander Mcqueen’s last Fall/Winter 2010/2011 collection in RL. It is definitely a timeless piece one could own.

Note the Revolution Line will be on sale till Sept 24th at 40-60% discount.  After that it will be removed from the grid forever to make room for new creations by LeeZu.  This is your last chance to pick them up so make sure you stop by sometime this week before Friday.

While you are at LeeZu!, you might also want to check out Lion Skin’s newest release, Zora, which is the skin I used for today’s post.  Gorgeous!  The hair is a new release from Bliss Couture for Hair Fair 2010.  Hair Fair 2010 just closed its doors, but you should be able to find them at Bliss Couture mainstore.  The poses are from Perfection Is Style, a new pose shop by my facebook friend, Sbecky Kidd.  They are ease in so you can use them on the runway as well.

– CREDITS –
Hair: Bliss Couture – May Hair Chocolat (Hair Fair 2010)
Skin: Lion Skins – Zora Sunkiss 2  *R*
Eyes: FTL – Dawn Eyes Hazel Byakuroku
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *S*
Earrings: Dahlinks – Square Diamond Studs
Bracelet: Dahlinks – Diamond & Pearls Bracelet
Outfit: LeeZu! – REVOLUTION Maita  *S*
Shoes: Maitreya – Slinky Stilettos Patent Black
Pose: Perfection Is Style – Professional Catwalk and Photoshoot Pose 21 and 23  *R*
Other: Laqroki – Face Light
Location: Tempura Island
Advanced Sky: Night
Music: Yonderboi – Ohne Chanteuse

 

NOTE: *R* denotes review copy and *S* denotes sponsor.