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[ S T Y L E ] Monotone

Monotone

My blogging schedule is a bit off as I had to travel a long way to see my family in Spain for the summer.  I have been struggling with major jet lag but I am finally adjusting a bit after two days… so back to blogging!  Lately I have been wearing a lot of black & white.  It’s so easy to mix and match, not much color coordination needed.  If you are anything like me who owns a lot of black clothes and accessories, make sure you check out Fashion Dazzle this month.  As I have mentioned in my previous post,  lots of designers are featuring exclusive items for this month’s theme, “Black & White”… perfect additions to any wardrobe.  The dress I am wearing is from a new to me designer, “Graffitiwear”.  The dress comes with a HUD loaded up with a variety of black & white textures.  I went a bit more glam rocker feel with my new choker from LePunk and laced up heels from Legendaire.  One last thing, I am absolutely loving this new skin from alaskametro<3 available at The Mesh Addicts Fair.  This one is a keeper!  Check out the daytime make-up applier while you are there… gorgeous subtle make-up for any occasion.  Love it!

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– CREDITS –
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Gwen Mesh Hair for Fifty Linden Friday *NEW*
Mesh Head: CATWA Kimberly
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
*** Head Applier: alaskametro<3 “Sunny” face skin Tone 3 at The Mesh Body Addicts Fair between Aug 1 and 21 *NEW* 
*** Body Applier: alaskametro<3 “Fit” Omega body applier Tone 3 at The Mesh Body Addicts Fair between Aug 1 and 21 *NEW*
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 Eyes: LEPUNK Yue Eyes Brown Catwa HUD
*** Make-Up: alaskametro<3“Daytime” makeup Catwa at The Mesh Body Addicts Fair between Aug 1 and 21 *NEW*
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 Dress: Graffitiwear White & Black Bare Shoulder Dress at Fashion Dazzle *NEW*
*** Choker:  LEPUNK Sine Choker MetalGold *NEW*
Ring: Amala – The Abigail Ring for Fifty Linden Friday 
Bag: Bens Beauty – Smyrna Clutch Bag (handpose1)
Stockings: {Luxuria} Lola Lace Top Thigh Highs for Fifty Linden Friday *NEW*
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 Shoes: Legendaire – Carlie Heels *NEW*
Pose: LAP – Casually Chill Pose Set
Location: DAPHNE ARTS
Music: Azide x J Swey – Kami

(*** promotional review copy)

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[ S T Y L E ] Azure

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– CREDITS –
*** Alli&Ali Motoko Hair Ombre Colors *NEW*
Mesh Head: CATWA Kimberly
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Mesh Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2
Skin: amara beauty – Zoe Alabaster
Eyes: Izzie’s – Tokyo Eyes Light
*** Eyeshadow: alaskametro<3 “Molten” eyeshadow – Catwa at Cosmetic Fair *NEW*
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Lipstick: ARTE – Oline Lipstick [Catwa] at The Chapter Four (Hidden Chapter) *NEW*
*** Outfit: La Gazza Ladra Rhea Love – (Deepsea/Gold) at Tres Chic from June 17 *NEW*
Earrings: Bens Beauty – Glory Earring Gold
*** Septum: LEPUNK Septum V2 -gold- *NEW*
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Shoes: Basta! :TANTALIS: (Electric/gold)
*** Pose: Diesel Works – Glam
Location: Glass Jars
Music: Seaside (EXES Remix)

(*** promotional review copy)

 

Ladylike

Ladylike

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”.    Some times all you need is a simple dress to be elegant.  This simple belted dress is from Snowpaws.  It’s on sale for L$60 this weekend so take advantage of the sale!  All I did today is add some eye-catching jewelry from IT!, heels and a clutch.  The key point to my look today is my hairstyle.  This one is from tram.  It reminds me of Princess Leia. 🙂

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– CREDITS –
Hair: tram – D802 hair classicblack
Mesh Head: CATWA – Annie
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: Izzie’s – Catwa Applier Aiko at Uber *NEW*
Eyes: IKON – Triumph Eyes Loam
Lashes: CATWA – Annie
Eyeshadow: CATWA – Annie
Lipstick: CATWA – Annie
Nails: Maitreya – Lara
Dress: Snowpaws – Soho Belted Shift Dress Cherry Bomb (L$60 Weekend) *NEW* *SALE*
Jewelry: !IT! – Samsara Set 7 *NEW*
Bag: Bens Beauty – Smyrna Clutch Bag
Shoes: R.icielli – Serenity Stiletto Black & Silver
Location: West of the Rain
Music: Otto Knows Feat. Avicii – Back Where I Belong (Bastian Lorenz Remix)

Kinky

Kinky

Wow!  Today’s look is completely not me!  I am not even sure if I have done a decent job of bringing out the true essence of this outfit.  The nipple covers, the corset, wristbands, and the thong are all part of a gacha set from The Annex available at The Gacha Garden.  Being a blogger or model in SL sometimes forces you to step out from your comfort zone and try different styles.  🙂  Anyways, I added a chain necklace and headdress in similiar color scheme as accessories.  For shoes I went with these sandal boots from Venus Shoes.

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Anyways, this outfit certainly encouraged me to check out some of the kinkiest parts of SL.  I stumbled upon Castle Ivana, an adult entertainment membership club.  I certainly haven’t been to many of these places in SL.  I was a bit uneasy even though I was just there for few minutes for pictures.

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– CREDITS –
Hair: Analog Dog – Love Dark Browns
Mesh Head: CATWA – Annie
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: Izzie’s – Catwa Applier Aiko at Uber *NEW*
Eyes: IKON – Triumph Eyes Loam
Lashes: CATWA – Annie
Eyeshadow: CATWA – Annie
Lipstick: CATWA – Annie
Nails: Maitreya – Lara
Outfit: The Annex – Lock Down at The Gacha Garden  *NEW*
Headdress: !IT! – Triumph Crown 19
Necklace: Bens Beauty – Triple Chain Necklace Black
Shoes: Venus Shoes  – Sophia Boots
Poses: doll. – Nina
Location: Castle Ivana
Music: Christofi (feat. AYER) | Temptation

A Winter Preview

Winter Preview

Temperatures have dropped quite a bit in Seoul, and I can feel the winter just around the corner.   So, today I went around exploring some winter themed sims in Second Life.  First stop was Winter Wonderland at Two Moon Paradise, a place where you can enjoy the beautiful winter scenery, dance in skates, and hang out with reindeers and bears.  I saw a lot of couples on a date at this place… I tried my best not to disturb them while taking my pictures.  🙂  Anyways, I have a bit of good news… at least good news for me.  I have joined Wicked as one of their regular bloggers.  Yay!  The sweater I am wearing today is a group gift.  It comes with a HUD which allows you to customize the color of the cowl neck, cuffs and ends of the sweater.  I didn’t venture and kept the colors the same as the main body of the sweater.  The skinny jeans are from HOC Industries.  They are only L$10 and it comes with a HUD with 11 color options as well, a true bargain.  I have worn them here before in red.  The hair is new from Truth available at Uber.  I picked them up during my recent shopping trip.  The hair can be worn without the hat.  You can also customize the colors of the hat via HUD.  The bag is also a fairly recent purchase from Bens Beauty & Boutique.  The boots are part of a full outfit from ba!Designs.  Both come with HUD as well. I love HUD; I wish we had HUD in RL too!  😛
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– CREDITS –
Hair: Truth – Foxy Variety at Uber
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: Lumae – Fae 3 Rosy Bare
Eyes: YS&YS – Lovely Eyes Brown (old TDR Fusion pack)
Lashes: Celestial Studios – Lashes Vogue Size 1
Eye Make-Up: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Lip Make-Up: Izzie’s – Free Natural Lips Appliers for Lelutka’s Mesh Heads
Manicure: Maitreya – Lara
Ring (L): Swallow – Safari Ring Gold
Ring (R): ASO!Alphabet Petite Ring Gold at The Gatcha Garden
Sweater: Wicked – Phoebe Sweater Camel (group gift)
Jeans: HOC Industries – Skinny Jeans (HUD 11 textures – group members can unlock additional color)
Bag: Bens Beauty & Boutique – Fiona Tote Bag (HUD 17 textures)
Shoes: ba!Designs – Short Ugg Boots (HUD textures – part of Mesh Winter Outfit II set)
Location: Winter Wonderland at Two Moon Paradise
Music: Donna Summers – Winter Melody (Live)

Sad November

Sad NovemberIt’s been drizzling since Friday evening.  We are expected to have rain all throughout this weekend… gloomy skies and chilly temperatures.  It’s hard not to feel a bit melancholy.  Days like this, I like to stay home, with a warm cup of tea and a good book or movie, which is exactly what I will be doing this weekend.  Before I wander off to my book, I wanted to share my look of the day.  I am largely wearing items from <alaskametro today.  As many of you know, I love this brand.  I always know I will get great quality items at very affordable prices.  The metallic ombre sweater is new, available at Sad November. The jeans are also available, although I got them a while back.  I have worn these in many different colors previously (here, here, and here).  They are one of my staples.  It’s too bad you can’t really see my shoes today, but they are also from alaskametro<3, her first original mesh product.  I have worn a different color here.  On to make up and hair, my runny eye-make up is a gift from alaskametro<3 which you can pick up at Sad November, the lipstick is also a new release available at Sad November.  The hair is a bargain I picked up at Elikatira for this weekend’s Fifty Linden Friday.  Anyways, I usually like to take my pictures at a much brighter light setting but today I liked the overall gloomy feel.  Well, off I go and dive into my book.  I am currently reading “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, if any one is curious.
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– CREDITS –
Hair: Elikatira – Estelle Exclusive for Fifty Linden Friday
Mesh Head: Lelutka – Mesh Head Stella (hair base enabled)
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin: YS&YS – Hara Skin Applier for Lelutka Tone 00
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Eye Make Up: alaskametro<3 – Tears in the Rain Eyeshadow (Sad November Gift)
Lip Make Up: alaskametro<3 – Angel Lipstick Black Cherry at Sad November
Top: alaskametro<3 – Diana Sweater Quartz at Sad November
Pants: alaskametro<3 – Miya Colour Jeans Wine at Sad November
Necklace: Bens Beauty – Rope Necklace Burgundy Gold
Ring: Swallow – Safari Ring Gold
Shoes: alaskametro<3 – Sutra II Patent Heels Beige/Umber at Sad November
Pose: doll. poses – Sara 5 and 6
Location: Post Apocalyptic Theme Park
Music: Guns N Roses – November Rain