Tuesday, May 31, 2011

52 Ruby

Searched on RUBY and found this dress from Estelle Parnall of Lost Dreams. Even though it's an older design, the jeweled neck texture and the dress itself are very rich and nicely done. [R]

Other details:
skin: PXL Creations Gaia Natural, Copper Lips/Sunset Eyeshadow
hair: Exile Opal, Sunset with a Nectar streak
poses: STaTUS [R]

Sunday, May 29, 2011

High-tech honey!

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post again. The good news is I finally got myself a new computer. The bad news, I can't take pictures with shadows on Phoenix - the result after trying is just a blank, or rather black, image. Tough luck. Maybe one day I'll have the patience to try the V2 viewer.

In the last few months, I've started a major inventory cleanup operation
during my scarce SL time. I'm not really going to blog about that because there's enough tutorials on the topic - I'm essentially following the same steps as Harlow Heslop, perhaps with small variations. I started out with a nearly 40k inventory, which is now almost down to 30k, but that figure means I still have tons of work to do.

What's the point in me mentioning it, then? Well, the best thing about inventory cleanup is that one gets to discover real gems hidden in unpacked boxes, long-lost folders, etc. And what I'd like to blog about is one of those: the Raider dress from Miel (which means honey in Spanish). It sneaked into my inventory as a group gift when I touched their subscribo at some point, probably on the visit in which I got demos of pretty much everything they sell - and then never remembered to try them on, because I lost said demos in the chaos of my inventory. Anyway, the demos are now neatly packed in my "Demos" folder, and their dress makes a pretty good visiting card:

It comes in the six colours you can see above (left to right: nero, lime, gold, sky, coco and cranberry), both in solid and striped versions. In the picture I'm wearing the solid versions, except for nero, which is striped. All layer options are included, plus three sculpted parts: top, belt and skirt. The prims have a resize script that makes it really easy to fit to perfection (no zero-size bottom was needed in my case) and the colour changes are also controlled via script - which makes the dress a wonder of technology, as you only need to click once for all the different parts to change. Very practical.

Such a dress really deserved a proper set of shoes, so I went on a trip to the Shoe Fair 2011 for the occasion. I'll blog about my finds some time soon - for now, this is the list of what I got:
Maitreya Gold: Foxy in Pearl (worn with nero)
Baiastice: Maxine wedges in Sylver (with lime and sky) -Fair exclusive-
N-core: SOLEIL in Coffee (with gold and coco)
[Decoy]: Naucci Heels in Blue (paired with cranberry)

To finish off, I just added bangles to accessorise. Left to right:

TDR special Bangle I
Zaara : Melange bangles L (green)
RH Engel Jewelry - Sahara Collection - Tigers Eye Bangle
Zaara : Melange bangles L (blue)
ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *gold* R

Hair in all cases is Truth's new-ish Phoebie (cranberry), skin is Belleza's Erika (group gift) and eyes are the Golden Green of Amacci's Real Eyes collection. Yes, I'm still looking for new eyes.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Retro Style

Yet again I have been inspired by Nadja Baxter and her taste in clothes. This time I spied her wearing Mimikri’s new release, the Breezy Dress. I thought ‘Must have!’ and went over to Mimikri to buy one.

I loved her retro twist so decided to go along the same vein. I immediately thought of Artilleri. I searched my inventory and decided on the 1st Mate Capri pants…ideal!

Then I decided that I needed new hair and accessories, so teleported over to Artilleri and went hair and glasses shopping. I ended up with the Sabina hair, loving its severe fringe and more than 1 set of glasses…lol. I plumped for the Greta Sunglasses in the end. Everything was looking great. So, back to my inventory to pull out the Artilleri Flamingo jewellery and my Maitreya Gold shoes.

The rest are my usual suspects.

Alternative shot here:



Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Wine DEB
Hair: /artilleri/ Sabina hair *night*
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: Mimikri - Breezy cameo
Trousers: /artilleri/ 1st mate capris *white*
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Esprit-Xtd White
Accessories: /artilleri/ flamingo set *black*
                    /artilleri/ greta sunglasses *pink*

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Back from EXILE

To be honest I own very little Exile hair, but when I read on Plurk that Exile had new textures and new hairsies I trotted over. OK I waded through the lag and got some demos. I ended up buying Opal in the Naturals pack. I am a redhead, but I do like having options for particular looks. I am wearing 3 of the colors from that pack, Sunset, Chardonnay and Marone. What is special is the options of roots and streaks. I chose to show each color with a contrasting streak. The list of options seems to be the whole new color range, so experiment away!

Other details:
PXL Creations new Gaia skin in Natural
G Field subscribo gift top
Poetic Colors eyes in Lavender Field.
Pose from STaTUS

52 Week Colour Challenge, Neon Orange

Neon Orange…wow! I have heard of nuclear satsuma before but never neon orange, esp. as this colour is quite tame in brilliance than one would suspect.

I have quite a bit of orange in my inventory but not an awful lot that hits this particular shade. Then I remembered a Thimbles dress that fitted the bill. The Love, Marleen in orangecream is one of those system dresses where glitch pants are used with a ‘flap’ attachment to make the skirt. Not my favourite type amongst inworld skirts but this is done with skill and attention to detail. The dress is made sexy by the panelling creating a slimming affect. To be honest, I am really glad to have rediscovered it.

I chose Nardcotix Kurvy Pumps to match with the dress, plus they sport a really cute bow.

The rest are my usual and listed below.

Alternative shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Orange DEB
Hair: >TRUTH< Miranda Streaked - espresso
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Snow (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: *Thimbles* Love, Marleen Orangecream
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Kurvy Pump Orange

Monday, May 23, 2011


Neon Carrot you say? Well here it is! [and not much else...] And yes, I have this carrot in my inventory. It was given to me by a dear carrot-eating rabbit avi friend of mine:)

Other details:
Truth Eden Hair
Ingenue Jane Wedges in Tangerine
PXL Creations Gaia Skin
undies: thong from Simone Sun Spots dress [NA]
Poses by /GEEZ/ [R]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge, Pink.

Pink…pink, you stink…lol. An infantile rhyme that says it all for me.

I am not a lover of pink but I do have a few exceptions in my inventory. One such is the Mimikri St. Tropez bikini. Don’t ask me why, maybe it was the sequins, but there it is in my inventory. So, here it is representing pink for this weeks challenge.

I am going to let the picture talk, plus everything else is listed below.

Torso shot here:



Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Lime DEB
Hair[ 69 ] OLIVIA 01 - Noir -
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Peacock (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Beachwear: Mimikri - Bikini, St.Tropez, candy
Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Tiptoes

Monday, May 16, 2011


When I heard that this week was PINK I knew exactly what to wear:) As my friends know I am a part-time furrie, thanks to my late sweet pink fox friend, Artistic Fimicoloud. It took me a while, but I finally found my "inner critter" in the Cheetah. I have this avatar by Cheetah Kitty in several colors, but during Relay for Life of Second Life season [now underway] you can often find me in this pink one. She's particularly good on the relay track as she runs on all fours and leaves a puff of dust in her wake. So clear the track, cheetah sam is baaaaaaack...

Anyway... PINK it is and I'm not wearing much else.

Credits are:
Cheetah avatar by Cheetah Kitty.
Hair: Emily/ETD
Undies: Boy Shorts/*blowpop*
Poses: STaTUS

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I'm a day late because of the blogger outage, but here OLIVE is! And I've dug back into some unpublished images to bring you Ingenue's Falling Autumn in Harvest. Close enough! My Maitreya Mishima shoes match nicely I think. My earrings are from Primagine. I think they were for a special event, but you could check... Hair is from Adam n Eve. I'll get the name later. My skin in PXL Creations Candy [I think] in Natural, probably Bronze Lips. Be sure to try Hart's newest, Gaia--I'll be blogging her soon!

For a Friend

A slightly different blog today...an inworld friend died in rl this week.

He was in his autumn years but still young at heart, a good friend. He was a shape creator and as such had a variety of avatars. I knew him on two of them best of all. Calisto, a male avatar, was very much the gentleman and a great laugh, a talented builder and creator. Then there was Mel, the female avatar, who was one hell of a fashionista: she had great taste and sense of style. Whichever avatar he was always himself and so got away with either gender. I will miss chatting, dancing and shopping with him.

I initially threw this look on so I wouldn’t be going around sl in a bikini. However, in view of this week’s event, I have been wearing it as a show of respect. I think both Cal and Mel would have approved….lol.

Mimikri’s version of the ‘little black dress’ is both fun and elegant. An asymmetric system top sits above a lace, puffball skirt. A small lace detail sits atop the shoulder strap, reflecting the skirt. The detail of the lace is astounding, I fell in love with this dress as soon as I wore it.

I kept the skin simple with PXL’s Candy skin in PaleLips but added a Fishy lipgloss for a touch of glamour.

Another new purchase from Plume fitted the bill, especially after I tinted the hair flowers black from the menu. I needed a hair base to make the hair look right so I am using a PXL tattoo hair base.

I felt pale eyes from Miriel gave me the sombre sadness that was appropriate.

Finally, the shoes I don’t seem to be able to take off at the moment…N-Core’s Chic mules.

So, this ones for you Bernie…RIP my friend x

Arty rear shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT CE PaleLips DEB
Hair*Plume* - Fragrance/Onyx
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: Mimikri - Ma Chere black
Shoes: N-core CHIC "Noir Intense"
Tattoos: *Fishy* Kokeshi Gloss - Muted
[PXL] Black HairBase (tattoo 2.x)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge...Olive

Olive…I love this colour.

I also knew what I wanted to blog. Azul's Mia GD is just the right shade. A formal gown, it has an asymmetric skirt which is shorter at the front showing off ones pins…lol. With a huge sash with front bow and a cupped bust line it is stylish, elegant and contemporary. The textures and design are stunning.

I wanted to keep things simple so chose PXL skin, Truth hair, Miriel eyes and N-Core shoes

Front shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Lime DEB
Hair: >TRUTH< Tanya - espress
Eyes: (Miriel) Standard Eyes - Quiet Green
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: -Azul- Mia GD
Shoes: N-core CHIC "Noir Intense"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Say Hello to Dany!

sachi Vixen's recent skins have been suiting me nicely and Dany is no exception. She's a lot more sophisticated than Taylor and even Laurel and quite different from my latest fave, Paige. Like Paige, Dany comes with a base skin and several eye shadows and lip colors as well as manicure/pedicure and *coughs* that hair down there. At $1800. sachi gives you a LOT. Here's the slurl to her boutique at the Skin & Shape Fair. Go, try the demos, purrrrrrrrr and BUY! Especially you blondes or peeps like me who let their inner blonde out once in a while. RAWR

Now before anyone jumps on me, yes the photos on the left were flipped for symmetry's sake. So sue me. It's the skin that matters here. The middle shot is the base skin, very lovely by itself. The top two side pics are 2 of the lip colors and the bottom 2 are 2 of the eyeshadows. (I can't run a viewer that has the "add layer" feature so it's one at a time for me.)

Sweater is the Picnic & Flowers Cardigan from Mon Tissu. The trousers are also Mon Tissu's Horizontal Twill ones. Hair is Details from elikatira in Blonde 02. Earring are Nouveau Wave from Dark Mouse. Camisole is an old Maitreya one from her Mirli sweater set.

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's in the Bag!

The hot item on Plurk today was Menno Ophelia's new Bollywood Shoulder Bag from his store Kari. The rest of what I'm wearing is moot, 'cause it's all about the bag:)

Poses are from STaTuS.

Double Trouble plus More

After rediscovering the SAS Trouble gown I have been meaning to blog it forever. Eventually, I have got round to it.

Trouble is one of Sascha’s older gowns but Boy! does it stand the test of time. As you can see I bought both choco and salmon colours all those years ago…lol. The dress is simple enough, a tulip shaped corset with flowers tops a choice of 4 different skirts. The addition of a shoulder flower strap makes this dress, as do the textures and styles of each of the skirts. I chose to show the ‘swooshy’ skirt and the ‘big sucker’ skirt, extremes of what are available, to show you. This gown, in any form or colour, is stunning.

The new thing I would like to blog today is the Plume Allure hair from Culture Shock 2011. A beautiful updo with colour change pins and hair sticks. Versatile and perfect to set off this gown.

The only think left for me to mention is that Sascha is celebrating 15,000 members by releasing a purple gown that offers many wearing options. If you haven’t picked it up already then do so, it is well worth it.

Arty shot here:


Dress: SAS - Trouble Choco
SAS - Trouble Salmon
Hair: *Plume* - Allure/Onyx
Group Gift: SAS - Sascha's 15,000 Members Gown

Sunday, May 8, 2011

ta ta Tangerine

Tangerine has also been lurking in my "to blog" folder, specifically the Prudence Cardigan from Mon Tissu. Here I've paired it with MichaMi bottoms, Dark Mouse jewels and Adam n Eve skins to produce 2 different looks. The primmy parts on the sweater work really well, in particular the retro padded shoulders. I'm wearing MichaMi's newish Suede Skirt in Brown, the Bohemian Flare Necklace and Bank's Closed Earrings from Dark Mouse as well as Adam n Eve's new Paige in Natural. [R] Candy Clogs in Copper from Shiny Things finish off the feet:) Hair is elikatira's Details in Red 05.

Here's an earlier image from about the time the Prudence Cardigan came out. In this case I'm wearing MichaMi's Laila pants in Black along with ETD's Heel Strap Platforms [NA]. My jewelry is again Dark Mouse's Obsidian, which also has a nice retro feel to it. Hair is from Amrita [NA] a style I found on Cajsa's blog eons ago. My skin is Adam n Eve Taylor in Natural.

So ta ta Tangerine!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

52 Tangerine

What more perfect dress for Tangerine than Ivalde's recent Hariet in Orange? [R] That's what I thought ;) And then what better hair than Darling Bubbles' Unicorn Hugs in Sunny Day Red? Mmpf...yep. That works :) Add Lucas Lameth's Ariella Locket Necklace with Sea Feather and the deal is closed.

Other details:
Adam n Eve Taylor in Gold Natural
Adam n Eve Babii Pumps in Amber [NA]

52 Week Colour Challenge, Tangerine

Tangerine…one of my favourite colours inworld.

Of course, I instantly knew what I wanted to blog for this colour. Traps orange lacey pants, which are a few years old but still look as good today. They can be worn as shorts or trousers, I have worn the trousers to show you. I adore these with their 2 part legs, lace up backs and huge flares. They are both fun and sexy to wear.

What to wear with them? Hmmm! I recently purchased some shirts and tanks/vests from AA. Pretty and feminine, they are brilliant casual wear. I chose to try the cream floral tank with the orange shirt. Not quite as vibrant as the trousers but still hold their own. Lovely textures and attachments make well made, ‘to keep’ clothes.

My HOC sneakers were ideal footwear, colour change too. I tried the orange colour but settled on the classic black.

Skin was PXL Creations, hair was 69 and eyes were Miriels.

All in all a fun look to put together.

Alternative shot here:



Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Orange DEB
Hair: [ 69 ] JESSICA 02 - Dark Mocha
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Snow (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Shirt: AA-Buttoned Shirt Orange
Vest: AA-Cream Floral Tank 3
Trousers: [][]Trap[][] Orange Lacey Pants
Shoes: HOC - Hocs Sneakers - Female