Month: September 2015

Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata

I finally stopped by LeeZu!, my old work place.  It was one of my first jobs in Second Life, in-store modeling.  I eventually had to quit due to RL commitments but LeeZu! has a deep place in my heart.  The team is so warm and caring.  I hear LeeZu Baxter is very busy in RL thus unable to create as much as before.  She is such as talented person, and unlike many designers in SL, she has her own creative vision.  Her work is so unique!  For today’s post I picked out this blue gown.  It’s circa 2013 but still very current.  Scooped neck and strategically cut out back accentuates the hour glass figure.  It can’t get more sultry than this!  The dress literally glides elegantly as you move. Moonlight Sonata
I am wearing a bit more make up today, some bold eye shadows I picked up lately from Slack Girl.  Being able to add different make up options is definitely a plus for Lelutka heads.  I have kept accessories simple with my favorite earrings from Paper Couture.  Paper Couture and Donna Flora are still on top of my list for accessories.  Lastly, guess where I am?  I am actually standing on top of the keyboard of a piano.  Yes, it’s a formal ballroom, set in a giant piano!  How cool is that? Moonlight Sonata
– CREDITS –
Hair: booN – RRW202 Hair Black
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Make Up: Izzie’s – Free Natural Lip Appliers for Lelutka, SlackGirl – Sara for Lelutka
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Dress: LeeZu! – Laguna Gown Blue
Earrings: Paper Couture – Crystal Clusters Earrings
Bag: Fleur – Silver Pailette Clutch
Shoes: KC Couture – Cinzia Pumps for Maitreya
Pose: Glitterati – Sultry 7 and 10
Location: Moonlight Sonata
Music: Classics Reconstructed – Moonlight Sonata Dub Mix (L. Beethoven)

Yegrina

YegrinaI actually wanted to do a post wearing traditional hanbok on Chuseok but I wasn’t able to find any updated mesh versions.  The few designers that made them are no longer active or have moved on to non-traditional items.  During my search, I reconnected with an old acquaintance from the Korean SL community, Van Gackt.  A lot of my Korean SL friends are no longer active members especially after Second Life officially pulled out from Korea a few years back.  There were lots of controversy over Second Life’s “failure” in Korea, but that is a long debate I don’t want to get in to.  Anyways, Van has a little store called “Yegrina” with some clothes inspired by traditional Korean clothes. This one is a common gatcha item.  It’s a modern interpretation of the traditional Korean hanbok.
YegrinaSome of the details of the fabric gets lots in the mesh which is unfortunate, because traditional Korean fabric is very intricate and beautiful.  Jade and gold were commonly used as jewelry and adornment, so I used these elements to accessorize: a black and gold clutch, and a jade bracelet. Yegrina

The hat is very old.  It’s part of another Korean traditional hanbok outfit from LittleGirl.  I have worn it before years ago when I was inspired by Hwang Jin Yi.  Today’s look reminds me more of “Shine or Go Crazy”, a Korean TV series quite popular early this year.  The gold onyx earrings are fairly new from Modern Couture.  I really wish more designers would make traditional Korean clothing and accessories. It’s too bad I am useless when it comes to creating.  By the way the photos were taken at Jomo, a skin/apparel sim in a traditional Chinese setting.  It’s quite beautiful to visit.  If you like weapons, there is a little store in the sim that carries free traditional Chinese weapons. I picked up a few for future photo sessions. 🙂Yegrina

– CREDITS –
Hair: booN – QPT129 Hair Black
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Outfit: Yegrina – Women’s Hanbok Peony Navy/Black (Gatcha)
Hat: LittleGirl – Oriental Design Dress 12 Jayon Gat (part of outfit)
Earrings: Modern.Couture – Jewelry Lolita Onyx Earrings (part of set)
Bracelet: Spork – Antique Gold Bracelet Jade
Bag: Pure Poison – Persia Clutch Black & Gold
Shoes: KC Couture – Cinzia Pumps for Maitreya
Pose: Reel Expression – Luth High Fashion 6, Classy 2 and 10, Party Dress 9
Location: Jomo
Music: Inifinite of Sound – Million Roses

Wedding Guest

Wedding Guest

I just received a wedding invitation to my cousin’s wedding in two weeks.  Korean weddings are far less formal, and most people show up in business attire since most wedding ceremonies are held during the day.  You will hardly see anyone wearing cocktail dresses or fascinators.  Some guests even show up wearing denim!  Most Korean weddings are very short.  It can be as short as 15 minutes to as long as a couple of hours.  A number of guests just show up, pay their congratulatory money, sign the guest book, and leave.  Some couples however host after-parties to celebrate with their friends after the wedding ceremony.  This is where the fun begins.  The look I am wearing is for the day time wedding ceremony: a modest pencil skirt in a fun popping color, with a feminine blouse in a neutral color to balance out the look overall.  The blouse is from BOOM.  The store is currently having a closing sale, 75% off.  Sale will end as soon as the sim is signed over so head over now and check it out!  There are a lot of cute accessories, clothes, and shoes!Wedding GuestLuxurious accessories to complement the look: a croc bag, vintage jewelry, and my new patent pumps from alaskametro<3…  These are Alaska’s first original mesh product!  The shape is so classic and a must have for any wardrobe.  It comes with a HUD for three color options: 2 solid and 1 ombre~  Ombre is actually my favorite, but I decided to go with a solid color today.   Have you noticed I am wearing the same make up as my previous post?  😛  Hair makes a big difference.  This one is from Vanity Hair, a marketplace hunt item!
Wedding Guest– CREDITS –
Hair: Vanity Hair – Fall Ball Must Have Pack
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Top: BOOM – Hello Girl Ruffle Top Smoke
Skirt: A&Co – Pencil Oxford Skirt Belted Colorful with HUD
Earrings: Paper Couture – Black Pearl Drop Earrings (part of a set)
Ring: Paper Couture – Black Pearl Ring
Bag: True & Lautlos Creations – Satchel Croc Edition Black
Shoes: alaskametro<3 – Sutra II Patent Heels – Cloud/Storm
Pose: LAP – Female Blogger Pose Set
Location: KoTA – Korea Town District 
Music: Epitone Project – Cactus

Petit Chat

Petit Chat

I have today and tomorrow off work, so I have been spending quite sometime online.  I am still trying to organize my inventory.  Yes!  It’s still an ongoing process that seems to never end as I keep adding and adding.  I can’t help my SL shopping addiction.  😛  Anyways, I took a bit of break from this tedious organizing exercise and checked out Petit Chat Art Gallery.  Petit Chat Art Gallery is small art gallery located under a French garden, featuring the works of Trinity Yazimoto.  It’s an ode to Second Life beauty, and I had a great time admiring Trinity’s point of view.  If you have some time to spare, I highly recommend you check it out.  There are some very interesting pieces.   The outfit I wore for the occasion is mostly from Somnia.  Sanura Snowpaw is currently holding a 50% off sale to raise funds for her dog’s operation.  Her poor dog, Kassie, ruptured her knee and is in need of an operation.  You can read details about it on her store blog, here.  If you are interested in helping, go check out her store.  She has some very cute outfits!  I found the skirt a bit too short, but nothing that can’t be fixed with some layering.  I am wearing yet again another version of alaskametro<3’s Miya jeans.  They are a staple!
Petit Chat

The bag is new from Le Primitif.  It’s a new store for me.  I found it at Kustom9.  Some of my SL friends ask me why I keep buying bags in SL as they see no use for it.  But, when was fashion so practical?  😛  A look is not complete without a perfect bag and pair of shoes.  These heels are from Ricielli.  They are compatible with so many mesh bodies and comes with a HUD of 26 colors.  Lastly, just a close up look of me in my new YS&YS Lelutka skin applier below ~  I think it’s a very close resemblance to my classic avatar face with Curio Jasmine skin.  What do you think?
Petit Chat
– CREDITS –
Hair: ploom – Faye Candy
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Top: Somnia – Boffle Olive
Skirt: Somnia – Nyitia Mini Olive
Jeans: alaskametro<3 – Miya Colour Jeans Midnight Omega Classic Applier
Bag: Le Primitif – Vintage Fringe Bag Black @ Kustom9
Shoes: Ricielli – Vonda High Heels for Maitreya
Poses: Rozena – Neko Girl Pose Don’t Hurt Me, Neko Girl Pose It Happens
Location: Petit Chat Art Gallery 
Music: Hyukoh – 위잉위잉

Happy Chuseok!

HappyChuseok

Happy Chuseok!  Chuseok is Korea’s mid Autumn harvest festival, sort of like Thanksgiving in the US.  It’s that time of the year were families gather around and celebrate together.  We get a few days off of work so most of us return to our hometowns.   I usually travel abroad this time of the year, but this year I don’t have the luxury.  I am actually stuck in Seoul.  It’s not too bad.  There is no traffic and thankfully the weather has been great~

HappyChuseok02

Actually, today’s look has nothing to do with Chuseok.  It’s a bit inappropriate for a family gathering especially with elders!  It’s a look more appropriate for the evening, perhaps an after party of a fashion event or a cocktail party…  At work in RL, we are organizing some events for the Busan International Film Festival, so I was inspired to put together a look one may wear to a gala dinner or drinks.  The dress I picked is this lime color strapless combo with jewel accents on the waist.  It’s from Lavian’s new fall collection.  I love how it moves and the contrasting purple lining of the top adds spice.  I just wish it could be worn separately!  The earrings are from Modern Couture.

Happy Chuseok
The clutch is from Swallow inspired by one of the most popular designs in RL.  🙂

Happy Chuseok!

The shoes are new from Glamistry.  I bought the fatpack during a 24 hour special sale event.  It comes with a HUD which allows you to customize according to your taste.  I love customization, but I always end up with boring combinations…. 😛  I will try to be more creative next time.

HappyChuseok03

For hair, I used the Lelutka hair base applier and attached booN mesh hair.  It’s not a perfect match so I tried to tint the Lelutka hair base as closely I could.  For make up, I went with neutral lips and bold eyes.  The eye make up is from Nuuna, and I have worn them before in black, here.  The lips are a free gift from Zodiaco I found on marketplace.  The poses were free as well (perhaps they were $1L).  Check out Verocity, currently having 50% off sale, but there is also a wall filled with lots of free/cheap poses.  Anyways, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  I have a few more days to play around so I may be back sooner than later.  Ciao~

– CREDITS –
Hair: booN – YNO0421 Hair Brown
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Make Up: Nuuna – Lelutka Applier MYA,  Zodiaco – Lelutka Lipstick Applier Gift
Dress: Lavian – AW1516 – Essential Peanut Butter Jelly Bag 1
Earrings: Modern.Couture – Favine Black Earrings (part of a set)
Bag: Swallow – Clutch Queen Purple/Silver
Shoes: Glamistry – Crocus Heels Black
Poses: Verocity – Leann Set
Location: Soundstation 
Music: Clazziquai Masanori Morita Mix

Emotions

EmotionsI am so tempted to buy another mesh head mainly so my pictures can convey more emotions.  The new Jessica head from Catwa is impressive.  I picked up a demo and started to play around with my Omega applier skins in my inventory and I quite liked how user friendly the HUD is.  There are enough slots for me to save my favorite skins, make ups, eyebrows, etc.  It comes with quite a number of expressions so that’s a big plus.  Unfortunately, while this head is beautiful, I still have not found an Asian skin for this mesh head, so I will wait till I see more skin options first.  If you know of any Asian skins compatible with Catwa or Omega System please let me know!  By the way, I have tried Lumae’s Fae skin on this head but it didn’t look very Asian.

– CREDITS –
Hair: ploom – Faye Candy
Mesh Head: Catwa – Head Jessica (demo)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: Lumae – Niska Eione Amemone (Enchantment Hunt) Omega Head Applier & Maitreya Body Eione Applier
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Autumn Moon (previous gift)
Poses: Dimma – Grand Opening Gift Pose 2
Music: LeeSsang – 회상 featuring 백지영

Shopping Around

Shopping Around

The other day on Facebook I saw a personality test which guesses what second life type you are.  Answering the questions provided, I realized I spend more time shopping than anything else online. 🙂  Today was no exception.  I finally had the chance to check out Your Skin & Your Shape, and guess what?  I arrived empty handed but left with many goodies, including their latest release, a new bag which I will show in later posts.  By the way, the results to the personality test was “BLOGGER”.  Ha!
Shopping Around

Lately I have not been able to take off my Lelutka mesh head.  It just photographs so much better than the classic avatar.  Anyways, I was so excited to have found another Asian skin applier for my Lelutka mesh head at YS&YS.  It’s called Hara!  I think I have found a skin that can finally replace my Curio Jasmine skins!!!  I am still a bit hesitant to box them away just yet, but I am sure I will be wearing my mesh head even more.  Now all I need is some more make up options for the mesh head and I will be happy.  My hairstylist today is Ploom.  It’s actually closing down, and all items are currently on sale.  I ended up picking up a few rigged mesh styles for my wardrobe.  Not everything has been replaced with mesh.  The knit scarf I am wearing today is a sculptie.  I am looking forward to finding something similar to replace this one.  Any suggestions, please let me know!
Shopping Around

My bangles and watch are also old items which I still wear.  I like to refer to them as my vintage pieces!  The cat ring is a gatcha item at The Arcade.  This is so cute!  The bag I am carrying is the shopping bag from YS&YS.  I love it when designers package their goodies in wearable items like these.   The plaid dress and knit cardigan unfortunately cannot be worn separately.  It’s new from Sn@tch at The Attic.  You get three color options.  I chose to wear blue today~
Shopping Around

These jeans are applier clothing.  They are free from alaskametro<3.  Join the facebook page, and look up the password to get a free copy inworld.  I have worn the brown shade before, here.   I have also worn these sneakers before, here.  These come with an HUD with so many different texture options.  You can create different combinations of textures and personalize them as you want.  I have kept them simple for my posts.
Shopping Around

– CREDITS –
Hair: ploom – Harley Browns
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00 (eyeline & lip make up included in applier)
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Lashes: Izzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes
Scarf: Maitreya – Voluminous Scarf All Colours in One
Dress: Sn@tch – Pepper Cardigan & Dress Blue at My Attic
Jeans: alaskametro<3 – Miya Jeans Storm
Ring: Nylon Outfitters – Cat Ring Mao – Gatcha at The Arcade
Bracelets: .+*aya V*+. wood bracelets
Watch: Muse – Classic Tank Watch in Caramel/Gold Women’s Dark Face
Bag: YS&YS – Shopping Bag (packaging for goodies)
Shoes: KC Couture – Harlem Sneakers
Poses: Di’s Opera – Exquisite Set at The Dressing Room
Location: YS&YS
Music: Millenia Nova – So Beautiful