Thursday, November 22, 2007

You might get what you ask for :)


I will get to the other nice content creators in SL eventually, but Kat Palmer has granted my [and others'] wish -- a Breckenridge jacket without the bottom black panel.

Thank you Kat! My addition to the earlier outfit is the Très Blah black turtleneck [minus the "turtle"] from their "Tweed" outfit. This way the belt on the Encore "Tease" trousers show. Merci mille fois Kat!

Hair is ETD's Maaliyah in Cinnamon and the skin is the group gift Paon 4 from Tete a Pied in buff.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Another pretty thing from Immortelle

Kat Palmer has done it again! This is her new Breckenridge jacket in Raisin. [Sorry for the crappy shot -- forgot to reset my resolution and I'm short on time today :(] The textures of the jacket and the gently spiky furriness of the cuffs and collar are entrancing. I'm wearing it with the Encore Tease outfit pants in lavender and my ETD Calf Boots in black. The skin, if you could see it :(, is one of the new Dakota ones from Tete a Pied. It's the first skin I've just gone and bought without hours of mulling -- it is amazingly fresh and detailed.

I have only two small quibbles: One, that I would rather that the black "shirt" area [showing because the jacket is open] were transparent so I could wear a black turtleneck under the jacket. The other one has to do with HUD attachment points as my AO got bumped by one of the cuffs. Problem resolved, but it places my AO module in a screen location I'm not fond of. Oh well -- a little suffering for a lovely jacket is worth it! ;)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Great minds!

Milla Michinaga just blogged this coat with her usual PS flair and stylish panache! So who am I to do likewise?

Well to say that this is one of the few times I have literally RUN from the Fashion Planet feed to a store and snatched it up! It is the best coat I have seen in-world at any price and the good news is that Ivalde's prices are always reasonable.

This is Ivalde's Kita coat in beige, and as you can see it fits well on the smaller avi as well as on Milla:)

I'm wearing the new SWA Suede Pants in cinnamon, Maitreya's Dune boots in olive and my old standby -- Eglantine in the old couture texture, Citrus. And just a reminder ... I'm not going to PS much here ... I just don't have the time, nor the skills. And for the best resource for in-world links see Milla's "locations page"
And here's a picture I took once I'd installed my snow machine at my house. The skin is the Tete a Pied group gift, Paon 4 in Buff. The boots are my favorite Calf Boots in black from ETD, hair is Ashley in Burnt Cinnamon from ETD.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside ...

This is my first real change of seasons in SL, not that we need to, but any excuse for some shopping I'll take :) So I've been exploring the new items out there for us in the Winter Wonderland that SL is becoming these days.

I took the "something old, something new" approach to this outfit. Well I suppose when your avi's only 6th months old, nothing is really OLD, but here goes.

Old, the black PixelDoll skinny jeans for boots from the Port Seraphine sale. "Old" the Armidi Gisace men's turtleneck sweater in beige. [Well it WAS last month! LOL] Old, the belt from the discontinued Ariana outfit from Last Call. It's one of the few belts I have found that looks good on a small avi -- after a little "tweaking" that is ;) Old -- the freebie earrings from Cailyn.

New [for me at least], ETD's calf boots in black. New for all of us, the Lydia hairstyle from ETD, a recent group freebie. And NEWEST! The Cherries flexi scarf from Artilleri! The scarf replaces the turtleneck prim on the sweater, but with such a snuggly adorable flexi scarf I'm toasty! And the skin is NEW, one of the new ones from Chai, Alloy in the Ginger tone.

So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Dashing through the Snow ...

Yeah -- I know it's a bit early, but I'm away the first two weeks of December so need an early start :) I've been out shopping for holiday decorations in SL and finding wonderful ones. I've also a dress in my sights at Simone for those holiday parties.

The picture was taken at the Esplanade in Geranium. Lost among the humongous tree and the working train are myself and my friend Artistic Fimicoloud. [also "vertically challenged"] The snow falls and crunches underfoot, right next to a beach. How much more SL can you get? Drop by and visit the galleries there, bring your skates as there is a rink and watch the train go round and round the tree!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Very Sad News

We all just learned today that half of the creative talent of Last Call has passed away.

My heart goes out to the one that remains. You are in our thoughts and prayers as is your former partner.

We who work at ETD [one of the Quad sims] knew no more than other SLers why the Quad was closed, so we are just as shocked and saddened as you all must be on hearing this news. Please support the remaining partner in their time of trial.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Who is nice...

I have had the good fortune to chat, at least briefly, with a few content creators on the grid and I must say they are NICE. Among those on my list would be Kat Palmer, sacha Vixen and Starley Thieren. Today let me talk about Kat.

I don't deserve Kat's niceness, as I was working at ETD when I received an Immortelle subscribe-o-matic update. I thought it was a url for another store being dropped on me by someone in the store, which is an ETD no-no, so I IMed her with our standard reply. After Kat figured out what had happened and explained it to dense moi, we chatted away a bit and I've enjoyed our interaction ever since.

For example, I LOVED the new Morocco, but wanted it in more desert-ish colors so I asked Kat nicely and voilà! Now the thing about Kat's clothes for me -- she has a very specific color palette that on the wall often looks pale to me , but when you put them on -- well that's when you know why they are so wonderful! Here's the Morocco in cactus. I took the pictures to show the detail -- the leaves aren't very desert like, but I thought they would show off the dress a bit!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

ETD is for me!

Well you knew I was going to say that since I work there LOL, but one of the reasons I am very happy to work there is that Elika's hair fits my small head. On the slider my head is a 41, when most hair on the grid is designed for 50 or above. Certain brands of SL hair swallow me whole. It's not their fault -- I have a small head. Some hair creators are up front about the size issue and one reason I like Gurl 6 is that they provide different sizes -- and believe it or not I wear a medium there!

But it's ETD that warms my virtual hair follicles. More often than not I plop on an ETD style and I'm good to go. Once in a while I need to slide it back on my head or lower it, but very seldom do I need to resize, which is a GOOD THING as "edit" and I have had some ugly moments! But I DO try to remember what we tell our customers -- make a backup copy FIRST before you go futzing around in "edit".

Above on the right is my first "bought" hair [I had some freebies before that I think. I will show you my "system" hair someday when I am feeling braver ;) ] A good friend took me to ETD when I wanted a new dress and hair for a party at The Dockside, my club of choice :) It is Keeley, and yes that's the city chic "skin", well before my first new one ;)

Next on the left is my long-time "go-to" hair, Maaliyah and me in my first real "skin", Sparse by Gala. It is with this skin I became a red-head in SL, only letting my inner blonde out when she insists. The tee-shirt is a creation of a good avi friend of mine, made in response to my shopping habits. He may still have it for sale someplace in his pub in Pumori. The earrings are dragonfly by Earthtones.

On the right is my current go-to hair [I'm wearing it in "sunny" on my "about" section here]. This was originally a couture collection style called "Unique". Now, after the new store rebuild, and with the couture styles being folded into the rest of the styles, it is called "Eglantine" and can be found in the flexi section at ETD. I am craving the willow pack ... I'm not sure which skin .. but it could well be Celestial Studio's "Fall 3." The cardigan is the woolly one from CKS, the necklace is an Alienbear "freebie", made for Sassy's Secrets a while ago and the "camisole" is actually the top from Simone's wonderful full length dress, Adia. Since I don't have many formal occasions to attend, I think I will start trying out some of those tops with pants.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sometimes it works the first time!

Sometimes it works when you put it on! I'm referring to prim attachments, particularly belts, which for me seldom work without adjusting -- they are either too high or too low or too big and I look as though I am wearing a hula hoop!

But this prim belt from a Veschi, freebie landed in the right place and stayed, making Sam a happy avi :)

Request: That other short avis let me know what you'd like to see covered in this blog.

Caveat: I'm not going to spend hours in photoshop, so don't expect the gloss of some other blogs. Also I will eventually post slurls, but right now that is not going to happen.

Fashion notes:
Outfit: "freebie" from Veschi
Shoes: Samantha from Kimberly Casanova
Hair: ETD's Unique [now Eglantine] in Rust [texture discontinued:(]

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Now this I can live with ...

As you can see on the left, one of my treetopping friends has daintily tucked her toes into the floor. On the right we have moi, feet merrily dangling in midair. While I look a little silly, at least I'm not getting splinters in my toes LOL.

Fashion Notes: On the left we have Maitreya's wonderful Grace heels in black, on the right the Buckled Ankle Boots from Shiny Things in deep red.