Wednesday, December 30, 2009

5 Gold Rings....

OK…I had to get a festive title up and there are more than 5 gold rings in what I am blogging…lol
Now, I don’t usually do this but a friend, Mel, bought an amazing piece of jewellery last night and I managed to twist her rubber arm to let me shoot and blog about it.

The piece I am talking about is !Modern Gypsy! Statement Jewellery (Pride) in gold. Traditionally an African neck adornment to signify marriage worn by girls of the Ndebele people of South Africa. Also, The Kayan tribe or Padaung tribe of the Karen people from the border region of Myanmar and Thailand start wearing neck ornaments as children to stretch the neck. Modern Gypsy have put a contemporary twist to this piece by adding matching earrings.

The necklace is modify so adjustable, the textures and colour beautiful.

Enough said…I’ll let the picture of Mel show you how elegant it looks.

Arty shot here:


Shape: custom, Mel Landar
Skin: FS Skin - Fiona (Brown Gloss)(Stripe)(Hair tintable)
Hair: Hair - [LeLutka]-HERA - Jet
Eyes: Eyes - Poetic Colors - gold flakes - topaz (l)
Eyelashes: G9-Eyelashes-heavier
Jewellery: !Modern Gypsy! Statement Jewellery (Pride) Gold

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Naughty but Nice

Yay! I have time to shop and blog again…lol.

I went for a wander around Beauty Avatar…thought I haven’t been for a while lets go see what they have. I ended up in the lingerie department…nothing new about that….and right at the back they had their new releases…Wow!
The Donna lingerie is truly beautiful in its detail. The design is slightly retro but contemporary too, with the addition of chains very naughty…lol. The texturing is stunning, right down to the pull on the stockings where the garter attaches. This corset is sexy in that innocent kind of way. Here I am wearing the white version with just the choker for a touch of a darker side.
I teamed the lingerie up with ETD's Heel Strap Platforms in linen…they matched perfectly.

The skin I kept simple, Fleur’s Allure Lounge 1 in truffle, pale tone with nude lips and coal lined eyes. I wanted blonde hair to keep the whole palette pale so I chose Truth’s Evie in mirage.
Eyes are my usual Miriel ones and lashes are the usual ones from Cake.’s all Folks!!


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: Fleur Allure Truffle Lounge 1
Hair: >TRUTH<>

Monday, December 28, 2009

3 Little Things *Update*

So far there are 42 bloggers that I know of who have taken up my challenge. Including one in German:)

In order of my discovering them they are:
  10. [Fury]
Demonstrating the life that a meme takes on, I actually only "know" about a third of the participants. If you see anyone else out there, please let me know! I've enjoyed reading each and every one, even the "cheaters" LOL [You know who you are *grins*]

My Three 'Things'...Challenge

Sam set this blogger challenge and as I dont always follow the rules I Have bent them a sorry Sam but I know you will forgive me *GRINS*.

My first is cheesy, yes, and definately not a thing in my inventory...its a who...SAMARA!! Sam is one of my closest friends both inworld and rl...she is witty, intelligent, eloquent, elegant and fun. She is my partner in crime, ie shopping and blogging, and have had some wonderful, if not at times bizarre, times. She also manages to keep my feet firmly for all this and more I love her to bits and would miss her so very much.

My second are my Miriel eyes, any colour/variety. My most missable would be the Platinum in big. Yes! I know we cant get them any more but I just cant take them off my

My third are my Cake eyelashes, seperated and tintable...I just dont take them off whatever the if I were to lose them they would be sorely missed.

So, there you have it...My Three 'Things'.

Nice challenge Sam, thanks!

PS. My portrait was taken by me but piled up by SMUTTY1..see it here

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Three Little Things

A Bloggers Challenge

As we head into a new decade I thought it would be fun and instructive to share the 3 items in our inventory that we couldn't part with.

It was hard to choose ... let's see ... how many Last Call outfits do I own? What about my 5th & Oxford and PXL Creations skins? The dress and shoes named after me by sachi and Damen? All of Truth's recent hair? Miriel's no longer available eyes? My Oracul AO? My collection of too many houses?

I reined myself in and decided to pick just three "little things" that I would REALLY miss.

They are:
Celestial Studios Deviant Nation eyelashes
Poetic Colors Frozen Night eyes
ETD's Patricia in auburn burnt

AM Radio and Onyakin Members Gift

Jewelry: "Elle" Orchids from Muse
Hair: Tyra from ETD
Shoes: Stella from DeLa

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some Day my Dream will Come...

First, apologies for my absence in blogging…rl has been rather busy of late and doesn’t look like letting up any.

I feel no shame in blogging Nicky Ree’s work as she releases clothes of real quality and when she dropped the Snow Dream in snow blue on me I thought Christmas has come early…and yes, I know I am slow blogging this gown.

As usual Nicky provides plenty of layers and options so that you can wear this gown in your own unique way. When wearing the full ensemble, with crown and scarf, one cannot help but make an entrance to wherever you go. I chose to wear the system skirt with the kick skirt and train options. I think this looks both stunning and elegant. The crown and scarf are wonderful in their textures and frame you in fluff…lol. Without the crown and scarf this dress is still beautiful and would grace any winter event.

To set the dress off I first chose to wear [Muse] Another Fundraiser Celestine Skin 1, a charity skin I picked up almost 2 years ago now. It gave the whole look Narnia Snow Queen feel. Then I thought about being merely mortal and chose Fleur Allure Truffle Smudged 2 to give that simple yet elegant look.

Hair is from ETD, Lorraine 2, white, and shoes were AC Sasy Chic l'Air.

I am not sure when I will get a chance to blog again before Christmas so…
Merry Christmas to all you beautiful people who follow this blog and to those whole stumble upon it.

Fury xxx


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [Muse] Another Fundraiser Celestine Skin 1
Fleur Allure Truffle Smudged 2
Hair: ETD Loraine 2 - White
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Snow (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake - Separated Lashes - Tintable*
Dress: DNR Snow Dream, Snow Blue
Shoes: AC Sasy Chic l'Air

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Elaine's monthly post: Foot for thought

Since they were released, I've been having mixed feelings about prim feet. The basic idea of getting rid of the ugly default toes seems good, but after the appearance of prim feet a new problem arose -- the phenomenon known as Frankenfeet -- which, in my opinion, is even uglier. My first shoes with prim feet were a freebie and a nightmare (I won't call names, though); the base colour of the prim was too dark and I never succeeded in matching the feet with the exact shade of my skin. But having seen increasingly acceptable feet around, I decided to go to the shoe expo, get some demos, and make the leap. Here are my results.

Top left are Tied Hunter in Bold, by Heart and Sole. They are not operated via HUD, but through blue popup menus. However, the out-of-the box skintone was quite close to mine and it was a pretty straightforward fix -- besides the RGB that I can't make much sense of, there is a "lighter" and a "darker" button, which worked well for me. The downside is that I couldn't find a way to remove the toe ring, as the shoes are no-mod. On the other hand, they are quite reasonably priced (around 400L) and look extremely sexy.

Top right are Kalnins' Conqueror. Being a Gold Card member and subscriber, I only paid about 225L for them with all the discounts, so I didn't even grab the demos before buying, as I am familiar with their usual level of quality. The shoes come with a HUD that is reasonably easy to operate -- it has three tabs: one for colour combinations, a second one for skin tones and the last one for resizing and extra options (foot light, sounds, and the like). The second and third tab worked great, but I must say I was a bit disappointed with the first one: happy as I am to be able to choose between thousands of colour combinations on the shoe, I missed having less flashy nail options. Also, I'm not too convinced with the build of the toes which, compared to others, look a bit too sausagey for my taste. Ah well.

Bottom left are Zara in Steel01 from Kitties Lair. A special pack was sold at the fair, at 490L for two pairs (pink and black) but I just loved this colour and decided to get it; after all, a single pack for 390L wasn't bad (at least not before I went broke). These also include a HUD; however, it was a nightmare for me to find a workaround. As you can see in the picture, in fact, I gave up before finding the exact skintone, because I got tired of adding and subtracting red, green and blue to the four basic skintones. Having said that, the nail options are really good, and both the shoes and feet are really well built, so I'll definitely give it another go sometime.

Bottom right are the Maitreya Gold Shanti, in Snow Leopard (an expo special colour). What can I say? Onyx LeShelle keeps outdoing herself. The HUD comes with several skin tone presets, which save you from the RGB nightmare (if you want to, you can go there, but the thing is you don't
have to). Plus, the pack includes a notecard with the settings for the most popular skins, including my sunkissed Tuli, so I just followed the instructions, et voilĂ , fine-tuning done in all of 10 seconds. Also, the toes are completely different from all the others I've seen -- perfectly shaded, more realistic... my favourites so far. On the negative side is the price, over 900L, but seeing the results, I went back and bought Esprit too!

Finally, in the centre are the SLink Jolie Pied Achillia Gladiator in tan, the only footed-flats I found. SLink was the first store to offer standalone bare feet and I think their work is quite remarkable; from what I've heard, they've made serious developments since they started. The HUD was the first one I braved, so I wasn't too sure how to proceed -- it seemed easy, but it wasn't tremendously so. At 775L apiece, I'd say these shoes are worth their price, reasonably well-built and generally very wearable.

On all pictures I used a pose from the Foot Focus set (I think it was 09), from Long Awkward Pose, available at the expo.

Now, let me get back to unpacking the boots... in the meantime, you can check the full-sized pictures here.