Monday, January 31, 2011


I have cookies to share with you:) They come with the new Valentine's pose set from Gesticulate. YUM! Available at their main store AND on Copley Square.. mmmmmmm cookies....

Poses & COOKIES: Gesticulate
Hair: elikatira Later in Red 05
Skin: Adam & Eve Laurel Natural Fruits
Shoes: GField Ribbon Slingback Baby Pink
Dress: fumiwo_100101_sweet Candy_RosePink

Sunday, January 30, 2011

52 EMERALD + New from IVALDE

Granted this is on the darker side of Emerald, but the shoot I planned was a disaster, sooooo...

Instead I celebrate Neferia Abel's large new release for her couture line, L'Abel. I'm wearing the Tyra dress in "emerald." [R] The textures on this dress, from the delicate smocking around the waist to the longer underskirt is both elegant and well done. This is just one of the new releases. I'll show you more tomorrow.

Hair: Aurora hair 01 [tinted red]
Skin: Adam & Eve Taylor Natural Blush
Jewels: Paper Couture
Shoes: Tuli from Shiny Things
Poses: /GEEZ/ [R]

Saturday, January 29, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge...Emerald

Emerald…I admit that after searching my inventory and finding just one clothing item labelled emerald that I was lacking time to shop and I decided to just blog what I had found. Lazy? Yes…Different, I hope…Yes…lol

So, I present 5th & Oxfords Long Leather Gloves. Beautifully textured and just damn sexy. Unfortunately, 5th & O have decided to close so I guess they are no longer available. I shall miss Roslin and CJ’s creations.

The rest is listed below.

Original on Flickr here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Lime DEB
Hair: >TRUTH< Miranda Streaked - espresso
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Peacock (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Gloves:(5th&Oxford) Leather Gloves - L *emerald*

That’s all folks :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge…Taupe

Firstly, thanks to Sam for helping me blog this challenge last week. My rl is rather full at the moment so my blogging will be sporadic, more than usual, until further notice. I will endeavour to shoot when I am at home though.

Taupe…not the most common colour in my inventory. A quick search revealed Kyoot’s low back ruffled dress. A cute system piece with an attachment piece to fill the gap of the glitch shorts. I am not a great fan of such skirts but this dress works really well as it is well made and thought out. In fact rediscovering it has been a boon, I have been walking around the grid dressed like this for a whole week…lol.

As usual I kept things simple, a recent purchase from Maitreya Gold meant shoes and socks were perfect. My Miriel eyes helped out. Then I thought outside my box…why not try a skin that I haven’t worn yet along with hair I haven’t sported either?!? So, Ugly Duck Laura skin seemed to be just right and !lamb’s Cherry hair worked well too. So much so that I got compliments from my ‘new’ look.

Alternative shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: Ugly Duck Laura - Frenchlips
Hair: !lamb. Cherry - Butterfinger
Eyes: ((Miriel) Standard Eyes - Earth
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: Kyoot - Low Back Ruffle Mini Dress - Taupe
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Esprit-Xtd Moxie Browns

Sunday, January 23, 2011

52 TAUPE aka Sam Cheats

I confess. This pictures has been on my flicker for eons waiting to be blogged. It's Julie by Last Call [NA] and it's one of my earliest full price purchases from LC back when. We could also call this "the old quad post" as my skin is from Celestial Studios, Vogue Winter 2 in Champagne and my shoes and hair are from ETD. Julie is an outfit that I wear often, with the slouchy leg option.

Outfit: Last Call Julie [NA]
Skin: Celestial Studios, Vogue Winter 2 in Champagne
Hair: ETD Camille in Blonde [NA]
Shoes: ETD Heel Strap Platform in Black [NA]
Earrings: Morantique [old gift]
Bracelet: Primagine [NA]
Poses: /GEEZ/ [R]

As I look at the credits this post could also qualify for achariya's Inventory Challenge, except that the skin is still available.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Good it Takes Two AAs

Swan Ling is the proprietor of Argyle Anonymous, hence the double AAs! She was brought to my attention by her RL sis, Elle Kirshner of Second Spaces, but the rest was love at first sight:) There is a limited number of items, each available in nicely retro-funky patterns. I tried to put together my own combination, but once I decided I wanted the Original Denim Skirt, such a flirty hem, I couldn't avoid the combination in her poster. Oh well. So much for MY originality. I selected the Button Shirt in Orange and the Cream Floral Tank.

Other details:
Aurora Hair 01
Shiny Things Plainers in Black
Dark Mouse Obsidian Eye Jewelry in Gold
Adam & Eve Taylor Gold Natural
Poses by /GEEZ/

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Sweater from Ivalde

I grabbed two of Ivalde's new Laida sweaters during the 24 hr 50% period, but it's a steal at the full price of L$80. The texture is both retro and sexy with the kind of detailing one expects from Ivalde. The best part is the primmy bit on the sweater at the bottom. I only had to move it down a little to have it work perfectly, even while moving. You'll need more than one of these!

Other Details:
Aurora Hair 01
Adam & Eve Taylor Gold Natural
MichaMi Laila pants in green
Shiny Things Plainers in Green
Lyra Muse, Poema necklace [NA]
Poses by /GEEZ/ [R]

Monday, January 17, 2011

52 Indigo Times 2

Fury is away most of this week so she's asked me to blog for both of us:) Now Indigo is tricky. I've always thought of it as a very dark blue-violet or equally dark blue-green, verging on what might be called "inky." An inventory search coughed up very little labeled "indigo." But we both had MichaMi's Tori dress in INDIGO. So we decided that was it!

In additional to the very wonderful MichaMi dress, Fury isn't wearing much else. But here's what she is wearing. [Maybe she'll teach me how to do shadows soon....]

SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Tiptoes
[PXL] Candy NAT CE PaleLips DEB
(Miriel) Eyes - Late Sunset (Big) [NA]

In addition to the dress I am wearing the Tights-Semi Sheer in Indigo along with Shiny Things party Pumps in Purple. My necklace is from Frippery -- the Ocean Lullabye one being sold at the Extend a Helping Hand event running through Feb. 8. Hair is Grazia in Copper from Truth and my skin is Adam & Eve's Taylor in Blush Natural. Poses are from *Glitterati*.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Extending a Helping Hand: Queensland Flood Relief

I know we get buried in events raising money to support various worthy causes, but Extending a Helping Hand for Queensland Flood Relief is special. It runs through February 8th at the Adien sim. It includes a wide variety of high quality designs, by creators world-wide, including Australians. Many are donating 100% of the proceeds to the flood victims.

I am showing only 3 items from the event. They are the Ocean Lullabye from ET-Frippery, the *RRS* Rose River Saloon Urbanite Oceana Limited Edition boots and Whippet & Bucket Queensland Party Frock in Rose. All 3 are beautiful and well-made designs. I was particularly taken with the boots, which showed much more detail when worn than in the vendor picture.

Other details:
Hair: Aurora 01 [only comes in this color, but is tintable]
Skin: Adam & Eve Taylor Smoke in Natural
Poses: *Glitterati*

Your Taxi to Extending a Helping Hand.

Friday, January 14, 2011


It’s not often that I feel like wearing jeans inworld, so when I caught myself looking for jeans I decided to blog my outfit.

The jeans I chose were COCO’s and, finding myself totally wanting to slob out, I reached for her Loose Style Denims. These jeans have the button, the zip and the belt undone…lol. They come with undies or without, so you can show off your prettiest knickers, which at the moment are Blacklaces Angelic set. Textures and attachments are supreme. I admit they are my favourite inworld jeans.

To keep my usual, simple look I chose COCO’s Tank top, a simple vest in white. I also teamed these items up with HOC Sneakers, colour changed to black.

Barely there make up from PXL, Miriel eyes and a short hair by eha made for a relaxed, chilled Fury.

And, because I ended up on a snow sim I added DeLa’s Shearling coat. A warm cosy sheepskin for a brisk winter day.

Alternative shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT CE PaleLips DEB
Hair: *eha~ Sang Black
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Snow (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Jeans: *COCO*_LooseStyleDenim(GenevaBlue)
Top: *COCO*_TankTop(White)_Bottom(normal)
Undies: ~Blacklace~ Angelic: White Satin & Lace Bra
Coat: =DeLa*= Shearling coat "Jona" Brown
Shoes: HOC - Hocs Sneakers - Female

One Good Shot Deserves Another!

This whole post began with the Vermont Sweater from the wonderful new men's brand, VanGuard who have a branch store on Copley Square. I am wearing it in Clay. The other colors for this sweater are equally as subtle. The primmy parts come with a resize script that works very well. I paired them with the no longer available ETD Silver Jeans.

I kept the boots, skin and hair from above [see below], but changed into MichaMi's very sophisticated Kat Dress in Golden Brown. Milla's textures are superb and this dress is no exception. It has both sculpted and system skirts, the latter at my request and which I am wearing. My leggings are Maisie in Cream, also from MichaMi. Jewelry is from FuseMelon, the Forget Me Knot Pearl Two Tone set.

Worn in both pictures:
Boots: Elikatira Secret Boots in Dune
Hair: ETD Aveda Short Crop in Sienna
Skin: Adam & Eve Taylor in Smoke Natural

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge...Sienna

Sienna…this week’s colour I thought would be easy. I have loads of earthy/ autumnal colours in my inventory. Wrong! No names sienna items….so, a trying on fest started.

I compromised in the end with a dress that isn’t entirely sienna but has some parts of that colour, plus I tried to be sienna in other features. The dress is from Sugarcube, the ‘Not Square Dress’. A striped, puff ball skirted dress that is a lot of fun to wear.

I kept the look simple with Maitreya Gold shoes (with sienna toe nails), kik hair (picked up at last year’s hair fair), Miriel eyes and PXL’s skin.

Back shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Orange DEB
Hair: [kik]mode-atmos B(brown)
Eyes: (Miriel) Standard Eyes - Earth
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: ::SUGARCUBE - not square dress (peanut butter'n Cocolate)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Esprit V2.0 Ecru

Monday, January 10, 2011


Ah Sienna--a wonderful reddish-brown earthy tone for redheads. I'm happy :)

A search on sienna in my inventory didn't reveal much, but I managed by sneaking in a little more reddish brown. I started with an older Simone Cuddly Sweater in Sienna [NA]. My belt is also an older Shiny Things Pouch Belt in "Reddish." Looked like sienna to me ;) Hair is an old ETD Aveda style called Short-Crop in Sienna, alas [NA]. My trousers are from Last Call's Magdalena pants suit in Red [NA]. Boots are from Pixel Mode called Rhea, also in Red. I'm wearing an Infinity Skin aka *blowpop* -- Carmen in Raw Sienna. [NA]

earrings from GANKED
poses from Gesticulate

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I could be a Trophy Wife

Nicky Ree’s first New Year release is the *DNR* Lacy Lace Mini Dress, which she has put on offer for the whole of January.

Now, I have to admit it’s not a dress I was immediately bowled over by BUT having tried it on and put my own twist to it I haven’t taken it off my pixels since.
The design is fairly simple, with a pretty border anglais material (all hand drawn as per usual with Nicky). A cropped top pairs with a mini skirt, which comes in both prim and system forms.

I started with the shoes and thought ‘what goes with olive?’….gold! N-Core came to the rescue. It was only then that I started to think of accessorising it with Indian jewellery; I delved into my inventory and came out with Yak & Yeti’s Bollywood set. I even made the flower nose ring into a belly jewel. Oh, and just for fun I added a White Widow tattoo.

The skin is a favoutite of mine, PXL’s Candy skin, the eyes are my usual Miriels and the hair is a recent purchase from 69.

There are 10 colours of these mini dresses available on discount so get over to Nickys and grab one or all.

Closer torso shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Lime DEB
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Peacock (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Hair: [ 69 ] JESSICA 02 - Dark Mocha
Dress: *DNR* Lacy Lace Mini Dress in Olive
Shoes: N-core Soul XtremeHeel II Gold
Jewellery: Yak & Yeti * Bollywood Jewellery gold/ tourmaline/zircon
Yak & Yeti * Glass Bangles- red Set
Tattoo: [White~Widow - Face Tattoo] Lotus Gold

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Happy New Year! For these holidays, I felt like putting together a really warm and cozy outfit. Yes, in spite of living in Spain. Yes, it gets really cold here too, and there are days when you just feel like snuggling up underneath a blanket with a good read. The small difference is that I can't go ice-skating where I live...

Despite my still ongoing period of nonshopping I managed to put together a decently up-to-date look. I started out with the Marius knit sweater in purple by /artilleri/, an absolutely adorable piece that I bought already in spring last year, and was looking forward to putting on again. I figured the Winter Jennifer hair by (an old Fifty Linden Fridays item, no longer available) would match nicely, what I couldn't imagine is that the beanie would be in the exact shade of purple as the sweater. What a win.

Then I added the silver leggings that are part of the R.icielli New Year Special set for The Dressing Room and my Manolos, that is, another oldie that's still around, the Manolo boots in grey by Magnifico Exclusive. All set!
The skin is another TDR special, Tuli's Helena 01, which gone for good, but adds up to the general purple goodness. Poses are part of the slightly silly, yet awesome Ice Skater pack by La Petite Morte, courtesy of Samara Barzane who lets me borrow her photosphere (I promise I cleaned up after me!).

Outfit credits:

Skin - Tuli: TDR Helena 01 (TDR special, no longer available)

Eyes - Miriel: Forest big (no longer available)

Hair - Winter Jennifer in jealous red (FLF special, no longer available)

Sweater - /artilleri/ Marius knit sweater in purple

Leggings - R.icielli: TDR Newyear Special Set (TDR special, still available for a limited time)

Boots - Magnifico Exclusive: Manolo boots in grey
Poses - La Petite Morte: Ice Skater pack

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's a Pose Fair!

I realize we're all "faired-out", but this is a fair chock full of goodies for all of us! And it benefits a great cause, epilepsy. I only had time to do one small corner of the fair, which being held on the Cheese sim, but came away with some interesting, useful and not expensive poses from Miamai, Just a Pose, Hopscotch and *hmaem*. Nothing pictured is over L$50. The pose on the far right is from Hopscotch and is part of a set useful for big ball gown skirts. The rest of the details are below.

Poses: Just a Pose; Miamai, *hmaem*, Hopscotch

Hair: elikatira Later Red05
Skin: adam n eve Taylor Natural Blush
Shoes: maitreya Mishima Dawn Puce [NA?]
Trousers: 5th & Oxford Sailor Pants [about to be NA]
Top: Zaara Deesha Mocha
Earrings: (luc) Fashion Jewelry Undine Earring, DawnPrism/Gold

Thursday, January 6, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge...Week 9, Silver

As soon as I saw this weeks challenge was silver I knew exactly what I was going to wear.

Nicky Rees *DNR* Bridal Silva in silver gives a wide choice of dresses and gowns to wear, along with a veil. In this case I chose to show the dress option. A low, cowl neck, spaghetti strapped top falls into a curve fitting knee length skirt. The skirt is mostly made up of lace net that is cut on the bias. With superior textures and stunning design this dress, whether long or short, is a head turner. It’s classy and sexy all rolled into one.

I teamed it with Moody shoes, PXL skin, Truth hair and Alienbear jewellery.

Original shot here on Flickr:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Wine DEB
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Hair: >TRUTH<>

Monday, January 3, 2011


YAY! I'm actually posting in the right week:) I do have a lot of silver in my inventory, but the second I landed at TDR I saw the Baiastice_Lesley-White Xmas dress and knew that was IT. Only adjustment I made was to place the bow at the base of the long back scoop rather than its original poition on the neckline/front. This made it easier to wear the Platinum Spyraea Necklace & Earrings by Sue Stonebender. [NA]

I'm wearing the Gala Medium Gray skin I got in May 2007. It's also no longer available, but early Galas are to be treasured still. My hair elikatira's Rumor in White05 and Stiletto Moody Pinup Heels in Grey Patent Python thus completing SILVER. I'm pretty sure my poses are from /GEEZ/ [R]

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SySy *sigh*

For my money SySy is one of the grid's underrated creators. Her dresses are always smooth to the touch with a nice mix of elegant and minxy:)

First up is NOELLE, which I am wearing in Green. It's a lovely system skirt with a wider prim skirt at the bottom. The bodice is "held up" by thin straps that are nicely detailed.

Next is LuLu which was a holiday gift in red. The modest row of small buttons leads down to a deliciously poofy skirt.

In both shots I am wearing a past TDR hair from BOON, Donna Flora earrings, the Taylor skin from Adam n Eve, Maitreya Gold IXkin in Pearl. On my wrist is the new Sorella cuff from :: MOOD ::

Saturday, January 1, 2011

52 Green (which it's easy to be!)

Unlike Kermit, as a SL redhead, "being green" is easy for me. Doing a search on "green" would bring up half my inventory. So, for this 52 Challenge I actually bought something new. Well Neferia Abel made it easy [there's a theme here...] by putting her new dress, Joanie, which just happened to come in green, on sale that week! The velvet texture as well as the butterfly belt, little butterflies on the sleeve and the beautifully fitted blouse make for a perfect green. My earrting are actually shamrocks from GANKED, but they looked enough like butterflies to get the nod.

Other details:
shoes: ETD's D'Orsay in Random Green [NA]
gloves: Fleur's leather gloves, mid-length in Emerald. [about to be NA]
hair: elikatira's Rumor in Red05
skin: PXL Creations Natural,cateye/passion--not sure which skin. [R]
poses: /GEEZ/ [R]