Gold Finger

When I saw the new updates from Bax Coen, immediately, James Bond 007 series “Goldfinger” came to my mind, which is the inspiration behind today’s look. “Goldfinger” was released over 50 years ago, and I thought it would be fun to use items from my SL past.  The swimsuit is an updated release from AlaskaMetro.  This is one of her earlier designs which she recently updated with appliers for the mesh body.  You can see an earlier picture of me wearing the same swimsuit here and here when it was originally released.  I was pretty new to modeling, photography and styling.  I even forgot to take my shoes off to take the picture in the sea!!!   Anyways, the boots are also an upgrade of the famous Regency Boots, updated to fit different mesh bodies and feet.  Check out the sparkle!   Alaska Metropolitan and Bax Coen are two designers I had the pleasure of working for before, and I have enormous respect for them.  I was so happy to see them still in SL.  By the way, the hair is from Vanity Hair.  It’s not old but the style is so 60’s, I couldn’t resist.

Hair: Vanity Hair – So Vain at *Festival of Sin*
Eyes: KMADD – Naturals Brown Studio Eyes Small
Skin: Curio – Honey (Dark) Jasmine Mysterious 1
Make Up: Izzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes, Don’t Freak Out – Faux Twiggy Lashes, L.Fauna – Blusher 1 (Pale), Rozena – Platina Eyeshadows Khaki
Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body Lara
Outfit: AlaskaMetro – Giselle II Swimsuit Gold at *anyBODY*
Earrings: Modern Couture – Jewelry Soraya Gold Earrings (part of Jewelry Soraya Gold Set) at *TDR*
Shoes: Bax Coen – BAX Regency Boots Gold (Champagne)
Poses: Reel Expression – Luth Swimsuit 10
Location: Ars Simulacra: NMC’s SL Artist Showcase Island
Music: Goldfinger – James Bond Theme Song

[ 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