[ s t y l e ] City Chic

I am back from my business trip in RL and back to my comfortable home in Seoul.  The weather is quite cold, and with G20 Summit, the traffic is quite terrible too, giving me no motivation to go out of my home if possible.  This is a look I put together just before my business trip but forgot to share.  It started off with my new leggings from JE*Republic.  They are hip and cool.  I would love to have a pair like these in RL.  Thank you Jungeun for the gift!!!

Hair: Magika – Lust Brown Nougat
Skin: Tuli – Audrey Tone 3 Brown Eyebrows 07  *R*
Makeup Tattoo: Glow Studio – Pin Up Eyeliner
Eyes: Nana – Natural Brown Eyes  *R*
Lashes: Magika – Real Prim Eyelashes
Earrings: Glow Studio – KOS Gold Earrnings (part of set)
Jacket: Aoharu – Sailor Collar Jacket Black
Top: Blaze – Crush Tube Dress C Top &  C Bottoms (part of outfit)
Pants: JE*Republic – Jazzy Platinum Leggings  *R*
Stockings: Insolence – Classic Black Nylon Seamed Stockings
Bag: Armidi Gisaci – Focsani Bag Lare
Pose: Diesel Works – Odyssey 4  *R*
Location: AMG Boudoir
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Muse – Uprising

NOTE: *R* denotes review copy.

[ s t y l e ] Un Robe

I have been having issues with SL for sometime, unable to log in for weeks.  Everythings seems to have normalized and managed to take some pictures today.  I missed out of LeeZu’s fashion show, but still got hold of LeeZu’s newest release, Un Robe.  I love it!   This colorful dress is all about volume, a nice break away from my boring knits and coats in RL.  It’s getting really cold in Seoul.  We had -1°C last week! 

Hair: Magika – Gwen Brown Nougat
Skin: JE*Republic – Hyerim Pure Pack Normal 09 Cleavage  *R*
Eyes: Nana – Natural Brown Eyes  *R*
Earrings: Shiny Things – Glass Chunk Earrings Retro Mix
Dress: LeeZu! – Un Robe Yellow  *S*
Boots: Sweetest Goodbye – Oh! Boots Pink  *S*
Pose: Diesel Works – Odyssey 4  *R*
Location: Happy Mood
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Jazzanova – I Can See

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

[ b e a u t y ] HyeRim by JE*Republic

My friend, Jungeun Vella, sent me a review copy of her newest skin line, Hyerim.  By the way, just in case you were wondering, Hyerim, is quite a popular Korean name for women.  This skin is not to be confused with Sunny Soon Su Skin’s HyeRim which I wrote about a while back.  Though both skins are very youthful and carry the same name, they definitely have different facial features, not to mention body details.  Anyways, Jungeun’s new line, Hyerim, is quite different from her earlier skins.  You can immediately see quite a bit of improvement in her skills as a skin maker, overall with better blending and softer features.  Hyerim’s face is fresh and young.  Jungeun’s previous skins were much more mature looking characterized by heavier and darker eye make ups. 

Hyerim comes in two different make up packs, Pure and Mature.  Don’t be fooled by the name of the package, the make ups choices in the mature pack are in no way old looking.  Both packs are youthful with a blend of day make ups and evening make ups.  I especially like how Jungeun played around with more colorful under eye liner.  It blends nicely with the rest of the shadows in my opinion.  A few of the skins seem to have some visible seamline problems on the neck, but that could be due to my computer.   The skin may have not rezzed completely because most of skins looked alright.  Please take a look at my favorite make up choices below.

Hyerim unfortunately only comes in one eyebrow color, reddish light brown.  I wish the eyebrows were darker so I could wear them with my darker hair colors, but that is my own personal preference.  There is also no hairbase option, but there are lots of hair base tattoos available in the grid you can easily use if you desperately need one.  For those who like extra cleavage, Jungeun does offer cleavage option, so there is no need to worry.  Note there are 26 different make ups available.  Pick up some demos at her store, try them on and see if it something you may fancy.

Hair: Clawtooth – The Seas Met Classic Brunette (Stumblebum Pack)
Skin: JE*Republic – Hyerim Normal Pure and Mature Set  *R*
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *S*
Outfit: Sweetest Goodbye – School Girl 2 Blazer Black + Red  *S*
Pose: Doll – Katie Set
Location: My Photostudio
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
 Background: JoeSistah’s Free Texture, Victorian Room
Music: Humming Urban Studio – Baby Love

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

[ s t y l e ] Burana

Burana is another dress from Baiastice’s 2010 Fall Collection.  Sissy Pessoa has impressed me yet again with her creativity.  It’s a perfect mixture of fantasy and haute couture.  Can you imagine wearing a dress like this in RL?  I would love to own this gown in RL.  Not sure if I would have any ocassion to wear it, but who cares it’s beautiful!   By the way, the dress comes with a built in AO option scripted with animated poses, so no more hands or legs sticking out in the wrong places. 

Hair Base: Dutch Touch – Hairbase V2 Black  *R*
Hair Attachment: Baiastice – Marie Hair Attachment Brown  *R*
Skin: Baiastice – D. Casting – Porcelaine Make Up 5 Brown 
Eyes: Tuli – Amber Eyes
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *S*
Dress: Baiastice – Burana Dress (includes gloves & hat, scripted with animated pose)  *R*
Earrings: Donna Flora – Maya Earrings (part of set)  *R*
Ring: Donna Flora – Maya Ring (part of set)  *R*
Shoes: Maitreya – Slinky Stiletto Patent Nude
Location: The Sea Hole
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Sia – Breathe Me

Note *R* denotes review copy and *S* denotes sponsor.

[ s t y l e ] BCA Fair for a Pair

The Garden of Absentia Pool of Hope Charities presents BCA Fair for a Pair in favor of the Susan G. Komen 3 Days for the Cure during Oct 2 and Oct 9th at the Mystic Atlantis Sim.  Some of the top SL designers have contributed for Breast Cancer Awareness with exclusive and discounted items, sharing at least 50% of the proceeds for charity.  This is a look I have put together with some of my recent purchases at the fair.  It is a for good cause and there are lots of great items for sale.  Just follow the pink trail at the Mystic Atlantis sim and shop!  If you need more information on BCA Fair for a Pair, please contact Jeannie Svenson inworld via notecard or IM.

Hair: Rock Candy – Melfina Soft Pink (Special Pinks Pack for BCA)
Skin: IrEn – Shane Update Glow Everyday Gloss BT (BCA)
Eyes: MADesigns – Promise Eyes Brown Pale 11
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash  *S*
Outfit: Mimikri – On Stage Pink (BCA)
Undershirt: LeeZu! – Adriana Champagne (shirt only)  *S*
Earrings: Exodi – Petlja Earrings (part of set for BCA)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody – Slouch Boot Beige Leather
Pose: Doll – Katie 3 and 6 (past 60L Sunday item)
Location: Mystic Atlantis
Advanced Sky: Caliah’s WL Preset
Music: Rue Du Soleil – In My Heart

[ 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. 

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?

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! 

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.

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 ] The Narcissist in Me

Narcissus, what a great theme for Designers United!  After all, I think all of us have a bit of narcissim in us.  With so many designers participating, I really enjoyed my shopping experience at Designers United this time around.  I found a good number of new brands, at least new to me… which is always fun and exciting.  Today’s look is just a few of many things I purchased at the event.  Make sure you check out Designers United before Sept 15.  I am sure you will find something of your liking.  I have to warn you though, there is an overload of yellow and narcissus flower inspired outfits. 

Hair: Waffles – DU4 Blind Speech Say Nil Vanilla
Skin: LG Pd’A – DUMAH Clair Makeup DU4 Blonde Base
Eyes: Tuli – Jade Eyes Honey *R*
Lashes: Sweetest Goodbye – Eyelash
Other: Trins – Alpha Mask Head 1 Hide Eyelash
Manicure: Shop Seu – Yellow Nail
Dress: Tram – DU4 Narcissus Dress 2 (hair accessory included)
Shoes: LMK – DU4 Narcissus Lace Up Heels
Mirror: Magic Nook – DU4 Vanity Mirror (scripted with 4 poses)
Location: Forest Feast
Advanced Sky Settings: Torie Senne WL Settings
Music: FreeTEMPO – Imagery featuring Rika Yamada