Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's a Kani Halloween!

My Kani Bunny always seems to come out on Halloween--must be something about the ears...

Anyway, I'm wearing DCNY's freebie Halloween dress and some great hair from last year from Dejavu. And my Kani is by Uchi Desmoulins of Avatars - Curious Inc.

I wore this outfit to a great dance at Angel's Club on Cape Suzette, but I have another outfit for the party at Club Cutlass later. Hit me up online if you want a taxi :)

Happy Halloween!


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: -sD- Auri - The Day After Harajuku
Hair: MIASNOW Hair - WILD WOMAN 2 black
Dress: LBD Loren Flexi Dress
Shoes: Grim Bros. Spider queen ghostly heels
Accessories: BP*Bandages1/face
Grim Bros neuromechanic spine gear

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh What a Difference a Filtercam Makes!

I had always wondered about Mechanized Life's Filtercam, but assumed it would be too complicated for my small pixel brain. How wrong I was!

Codebastard Redgrave was kind enough to offer a Halloween version to the bloggers on Plurk. So I asked [nicely I hope:)] and it was MINE. And folks, it couldn't be more easy-peasy. Even Sam in a blonde moment had no trouble.

Since I was supposed to be doing three other things I just did a quick shoot at my beach house. No commentary is necessary. The Filtercam adds atmosphere to an otherwise dull shot.

Under the blood I am wearing Adam n Eve's Saucy lingerie, sixty-nine's Model hair [includes the pose] and a new 5th & Oxford Little Miss Audrey skin in Medium, probably #6.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thank You Ginny!

Two years ago today we lost the person behind the SL avatar, Ginny Talamasca. She was known to most of us only as the creator of the Dazzle and then, the Last Call label in SL. I first discovered Last Call through my friend and fellow blogger, Fury Stapleton, who took me to the first big LC sale in June 2007. I was all of 2 months old and still feeling my way. My earliest purchases bear the date of June 4, 2007.

After that, and particularly after I started work next door at ETD, Last Call was where I went for that special dress. It took me a while to appreciate the line she was drawing between chic, elegant and a wee bit edgy and even a tad slutty, but always classy. In the end I "got it."

Left to Right: Ingrid, Bass & Elizabeth (Diva)

In memory of Ginny and her work, which, despite several advances in SL technology, still looks as fabulous as when they were first made, I'm presenting 2 sets of photos. The first is of dresses I blogged before--and, sadly, my first blogpost was at the last sale and my second was from the skin fair this year. The second is of some of my earliest purchases, before the final sale in 2008.

Left to Right: Cameron, Jessica, Kerry, La Muse & Julia

Thank you Ginny -- we miss you always!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Actually it's tomorrow that is the 2 year anniversary of this blog, but never too early to celebrate!

At the beginning it was just me, but over time Noena Merlin, Fury Stapleton & Elaine Lisle joined in, adding their unique voices and skills to The 3 Fashionteers. The name has changed twice since the blog's beginning, but we have always sought to both edify and entertain, while giving our honest opinions.

Left to right: Noena, Elaine, Fury

So in hono[u]r of us all, here are the 3 first photos each posted on the blog. [If you think I'm going to post my first miserable photo you are wrong!] It's been a pleasure not only to be their friends, but to have the privilege of meeting each of them in RL. I can tell you that they are just as wonderful in RL as they are in SL, if not better :)

So here's to 2 years of blogging and friendship! And hopefully many more.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Snuggling in for the winter...

It's getting d**n cold here now, and even with the sun out, the brisk wind is a not so gentle reminder of what's to come. So I've been wandering around my beach house wearing legwarmers LOL.

But it's all an excuse to wear Elinor from DCNY. I seldom shop there, but I fell for the colorful bird on the sweater and the fluttery and a bit ragged skirt. I would have preferred a prim belt to the one on the system layer, but that's a small beef. My earrings are Miel's 50 Linden Friday ones from yesterday, which are perfect with this cold season look. Stocking are Ajour in Mud from Mimikri. The big story are the legwarmers though. I tried everywhere. I had a friend ask on Fashion Emergency [a casualty of the 25 group limit], but finally I bought the ones at Ducknipple. But alas they didn't match, so I copied the right ankle prim and plopped it on my left ankle and edited. And yes, those are Stiletto Moody's Bitch Booties peeking out.

The main events are Truth's Cameron hair in Auburn. It's one of the most flattering styles for me in a long while. Same deal with the new N2 Elizabeth skin from the most generous, Annyka Bekkers. I'll show you more soon, but this is the Granny Apple 2.2, that is, the second makeup in Tone B. The light smattering of face freckles are a real delight.

I fell in love with Linnea from Angel Dessous on the feed. I struggled over the color in the store, but in the end the Beige won out because the sparkly parts on the belt and sleeve were more subtle and it reminded me of snow. It comes with the long socks, as well as many other variations on the neckline, including a hoodie version. Maitreya's Bloom boots in white came out of hiding to complete the look. Hair is's Allison in Scornful Red, skin is my new standby, Kim Spring Rose in Natural. My earrings are Ice Queen from Random Calliope, a present from my fellow blogger, Noena.

Lil Miss Blacklace Witch

Halloween is a time for costumes and fun. So when Blacklace released a limited edition lingerie for Halloween I went and grabbed it.
It’s a burnt orange camisole and knickers…the textures are fantastic and the execution simple, it is all system layers. Sexy and spooky!

I then decided that there was only 1 pair of shoes to go with my intended outfit. So, I popped over the Grim Bros to buy the spider queen ghostly heels. Wonderfully simple shoes with extraordinary details of spiders and cobwebs all over the shoes and heels.

The skin was a thinking matter. I have a lot of Halloween skins but none that would compliment the underwear. I then remembered 5th & Oxfords Lil Miss 6 in pale. Heavy lidded eyes with burnt orange lipstick…perfect!

The eyes were an inventory search and trying on various ‘oddities’. I settled for Ruin’s Gemstone Eyes. This just completed my look.

I love, love, love Halloween….Mwahahahaha!

PS. Fun shot(s) here...


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: (5th&Oxford) FAIR Audrey Little Miss 3
Cake: - Faith - Black - Flexi Hair
Eyes: ][][][ Ruin ][][][ Gemstone Eyes- Helena's Amber
Cake - Separated Lashes - Tintable*
~Blacklace~ :Dream: Limited Edition Halloween
Grim Bros :spider queen ghostly heels

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tone on Tone: What took you so long?

When I went back to get the Zaara Larin skirt in black I knew, with the season changing where I live, that a cami wasn't going to work. So off to DeLa I went and FINALLY bought their turtleneck in charcoal. Who knows why it took me so long. The little decoration on the neck lightens it to go with the silky Zaara skirt. Both items are examples of well done primmy parts. Stocking are Swirl from *Sheer*. My shoes are Adam n Eve's Babii in Black, another example of an item I had been resisting for some lunatic reason.

Other details:
Hair: Ivy in Auburn from Truth
Skin: Grace cateyes/flamenco lips in medium from PXL Creations
Jewelry: earrings from Muse

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Lovely Little Miss

I picked up 5th & Oxford’s contribution to 50 Linden Fridays a few weeks back. I eventually got round to quickly trying the lingerie on but it was so quick it barely registered. Then when I got dropped the lingerie and slips it took me at least a week to open the folder. As I did I was also dropped the new skins, mules and hair band/veils.

This was indeed incentive to try them on and do them justice. I so predictably picked the Little Miss Lingerie in black try on. The bra and knickers are, to me, totally retro. They have that sturdy, pin up feel about them. Well made with great design and fantastic textures they will be a definite favourite of mine.

I then went about choosing a skin from the Audrey Little Miss range. Obviously my choice was medium but which make up? The eyes have cat eyeliner, again giving that retro feel. The lip colour range from nude to dark red, with even an orange shade present. In the end I chose Little Miss 6 for the dramatic deep red lips, blue eyeshadow and black kohl eyeliner. As usual with CJ’s body and Roslins make ups these skins are wonderful.

To top the look of I wore, in turn, both the Little Miss Headband and Little Miss Veil….a mid 20th Century look. Both the bow and the veil have been carefully done. The veil especially is divine in its delicacy. Also, the Little Miss Mules in black are sweet with a fluffy marabou feather ball topping them off for that boudoir moment.

Roslin and CJ have returned with style and quality with the 5th & Oxford Little Miss range. I hope they have continuing success and many more brilliant creations.


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: (5th&Oxford) MEDIUM Audrey Little Miss 6
Hair: Cake - Faith - Black - Flexi Hair
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake - Separated Lashes - Tintable
Lingerie: (5th&Oxford) Lit. Miss - Lingerie *BLACK*
Shoes: (5th&Oxford) Little Miss Maribou Mules *BLACK*
Accessories: (5th&Oxford) Lit. Miss - Headband *BLACK*
(5th&Oxford) Little Miss Veil *BLACK*

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flight of Fancy

It all started with a picture Aemilia Case posted on plurk -- a hairstyle with a witch's hat. I asked for a version without a hat and she said it was coming. And here it is -- Twig Snap in Red Spice.

In IMs with Aems I suggested it looked like "cootie garages" and that it needed birds to make it complete, since it resembled a coiled bird's nest. I ended up attaching the HPMD* bluebird to my chin and editing ... and yes it's one of those that ^chirps^. I was able to make it small enough to nestle in my hair. I love the stray flying bits in the style as well as the slightly ragged-edged bangs.

Continuing the theme of flight I then added the *BOOM* Aranel's Wings (flared). These wings are beautifully made. I particularly like the bit of glow around the edges as well as the heart "plumb line."

The rest of my outfit I have blogged before: belt from Dark Mouse, MichaMi's Laila top in Cream, LF Fashion Isabeau leather pants in brown, J's ankle boots in sand and PXL Creation's Grace Natural cateyes/rose lips with freckles. My tattoo, barely visible, is the hart, thistle & thorn tattoo from ~silent sparrow~.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Falling into Fall

Two mix and matches for Fall.

GField has released two wonderful short boots for fall, one with a strap and metal closure, called Emma and the other with a ribbon bow with a second interior color, called Anna. The latter were the inspiration for this outfit, the *GF* Short Ribbon Boots "Anna" in Brown. I tried to pick up the pink elsewhere in the outfit, but it overwhelmed, so please count the skin peeking through the Mimikri Ajour tights :) I've blogged everything else here except the top, Lady of the Pins from Ki2, and the jewelry, Caroline Apollo's turtles that I got at the jewelry fair.

The star of the second outfit is the *Fishy Strawberry* Cuddle Maxipull in Brick. I added the belt from Dark Mouse's discount shop [tp in the main store], leather Isabeau pants in brown from LF Fashion and J's short ankle boots in Sand finish off the outfit.

Skins in both images are Curio's Breeze 2 Mudslide 1 & 2 in Petal. Hair is from Truth and Kyoko's Hair Shop *White Well*.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Truth in Doodles

I have started working for Nicky Ree and as such am rediscovering some of her older gowns.

One such is *DNR* Ms Doodles in Chocolate. As is normal Nicky provides various ways to wear this gown. The tulip top and high waistband are standard with any combination. However, the two system skirts provided, one short and one long, along with a full, open fronted flexi skirt mean the gown can be warn in several ways. As a whole the dress is simple and elegant. The design, colours and material used means it is also fun and contemporary.

I paired it up with two recent purchases…TRUTH’s Evie in seaspray and FM Forget Me Knot Pearl Set in Cream. The hair giving me a hint of Monroe with its short ,‘tamed’ wild waves and the jewellery giving the look that extra touch of elegance.

To finish I chose Fleur Allure Truffle Audacious 1 skin that picks up the pink of the gown in the make-up and ETD d'Orsay Stilettos (Brown) to compliment the chocolate in the gown.

I am really pleased with this look, even if I am blonde…lol.

I hope to bring you more of Nicky’s work…new and old…in future posts.


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: Fleur Allure Truffle Audacious 1
Hair: >TRUTH< Evie - seaspray
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Honey (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake - Separated Lashes - Tintable
Dress: *DNR* Ms Doodles Chocolate
Shoes: ETD d'Orsay Stiletto (Brown)
Jewellery: *FM* Forget Me Knot Pearl Cream

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Slave to Suede

This outfit sort of snuck up on me by surprise…lol.

I saw Ibizarre promote her first boots on the fashion feed and being a slave to suede I went straight over there. The only problem was which colour to choose. I reverted to type and bought black. The Ibizarre Winter Suede Boots comes in three boot types…plain, buckled and buckled with fur…all included in the one price. I tried all three types on and as autumn has befallen us here I thought I would have more use from the fur ones. The boots have an amazing suede texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it. The design is simple and classical. Now it was a case of finding the right outfit(s) to wear them with.

A few days later DeLa released the Oversized sweater "Lita". Again, stuck for choice on colour I made the unusual decision to buy the fat pack that included the black. Having unpacked only the black and tried it on, it only needed a little tweaking of prims to sit right. The jumper is long, it can be worn alone as a mini dress. The whole feel is of comfort and warmth. The textures are incredible, the knit inviting to be scrunched.

It was a few days later when I was inworld again and thinking about what to wear out and about that it occurred to me to pair the two purchases up. Simple, elegant and, with the sweaters plunging neckline, sexy too. Having sweater and boots on I needed a necklace, I chose -EARTHTONES- Carollin, Necklace Silver/Snow. Everything else is my normal everyday attire.

Now I feel ready for the onslaught of Winter.


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: Fleur Allure Truffle Kitten 1
Hair: Cake - Faith - Black - Flexi Hair
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake - Separated Lashes – Tintable
Sweater: =DeLa*= Oversized sweater "Lita" Black
Boots: Ibizarre Winter Suede Boots - black
Necklace: -EARTHTONES- Carollin, Necklace Silver/Snow

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Winter is icumin in

With apologies to Ezra Pound and thanks to Puma Jie for her Blogger's Challenge. Three fall looks. I do love Autumn, but unfortunately winter follows... Until then I will enjoy the crisp days.

First up is the Diana skirt in brown from Kunglers, which I have paired with Muism's Superfine Polo neck in chocolate and Lyra Muse's Liah Boots in Gunmetal [no longer available alas:(] Skin is Curio's Breeze 2/Mudslide in Petal. Hair is City Life in Chestnut from FuseMelon & earrings are Divine Deco in Gold from Dark Mouse. I love the skirt as it comes in 3 sections--helpful for adjusting to your shape.

Next is the Ibizarre Highwaist Tweed Set, which comes with a useful black turtleneck. I love the tiered sculpty skirt and the buttoned high waist. My skin is PXL Creations Kim Spring Rose in Natural. The hair is Olivia in Henna from Amacci. Stocking are Dots from *Sheer*. Shiny Things/ Hyasynths in black adorn my feet. Last the jewelry set is from [chuculet], their sofia in gold/crocodile.

Last, but far from least I am wearing the BettiePage Voyager old fashioned CHIDORI skirt in brown houndstooth. It has a convenient resizer, but I guess my hips are wrong for it as I had trouble getting it to look perfect. But it's so charnming that a little less is okay :) Everything else I am wearing is the same as the first outfit, except my hair is Wren by Philotic Energy, still available in a small store across from Aems' new store, FuseMelon.

All poses from the [LAO] Female Bloggers set.

Happy Autumn All!