Wednesday, June 29, 2011


This week I'm just as bad as Fury * hangs head*. I'm just back from 2 weeks away and now Relay for Life of SL is looming... so... another *blast from the past*

from Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I first met Geryn Sloane of GS Couture at The 2010 Clothing Fair, where I made her give me the dress off her back! Thus I am VERY pleased to be blogging one of her dresses from IFW10. It's called Chocolate Covered Cherry and, aside from making me hungry, I love its retro look and use of the system skirt. Jewelry was hard to find, but I chose Luc's Butterfly Frolic to tie together the Sea makeup [again PXL's Candy]. The blue picks up that tint in the dress I think.I'm also wearing the *eha hair again as well as Stiletto Moody shoes. See below for the details.

*eha~ Yuki Sienna
-EARTHTONES- Butterfly Frolic Necklace & Earrings Gold
Stiletto Moody Pinup (Grey Patent Python)
GSC Chocolate Covered Cherry
[PXL] Candy NAT Sea LEB
Poses by /GEEZ/

Saturday, June 25, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge, Mauve

Mauve...tricky and no time to do it real justice...sorry

Please read part of a previous blog I did...

Original shot found here:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge, Mahogany

Mahogany…such a beautiful colour.

After trying on several outfits I decided on Azul’s Laetitia in topaz. A high waisted (finishes just below the bustline), svelte skirt sits below a bolero, capped sleeved jacket that covers ones modesty. Gold sequins highlight the flesh exposed by the skirt and lends extra richness to this already decadent coloured dress.

I thought of mahogany hair and came up with Truth’s Midori, a classic updo to match the dress perfectly.

Shoes were a little more difficult but the recent purchase of Slinks’ Lulu stilettos seemed to solve the shoe crisis.

The rest is listed below but I think I did mahogany justice.

Arty shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT CE PaleLips DEB
Hair: >TRUTH< Midori - mahogany
Eyes: (Miriel) Standard Eyes – Earth
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: AZUL-Laetitia topaz
Shoes: Slink Lulu Stilettos Chocolate
Jewellery: Alienbear Jewellry - Gold Princess Rosana Set white

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

52 Mahogany

Again I've mined my backlog "closet" for Mahogany. The centerpiece is the Larin Skirt from Zaara in one of the art prints. The top is from Ivalde. I like the way the lace edging complements the uneven edge of the skirt. Maitreya's Uma hair in Copper blends nicely to the theme.

The shoes are Lady T's from Pixel Mode, a generous gift from the Lady T herself, Jori Watler. I'm wearing Laurel, one of sachi Vixen's recent skins from Adam n Eve in Spice Natural.

Other details:
Earrings & Necklace from *MM* [NA]
Bracelet from Primagine [NA]

Monday, June 20, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge, Jade

Jade…a tricky colour as I have plenty of greens but few of this shade.

In the end I went a bit fairy as I chose Nicky Rees Divona dress. Now, although the beautifully made skirt isn’t the right shade, I did feel that the corset was. So I went with it. A pretty strappy backed top sits atop a net tutu…made me go all fantasy.

To continue the theme I added Seven Selections Ragged Fairy Wings in Emerald (close enough to the colour swatch this week) and Ohami Pury in Pistachio, as it sort of matched the wings.

I chose a Frick skin for that other worldly look and I went barefoot with SLink feet.

PS. Sorry I am late blogging this, will do better this week.

Arty shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: *~{Frick} Plague - Normal Lips
Hair: !Ohmai : Pury {PISTACHIO}
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Peacock (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: DNR Green Divona
Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefoot Tiptoe
Wings: Seven Selections Ragged Fairy Wings, Natural, Emerald

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Am I feeling Aright??

Todays post is all about pink and flowers, obviously I am not in my right mind as I love this look…lol.

When Aleida had a limited release of a pink cocktail dress with a flowered skirt my attention was gotten. A corset top with a soft, frill bust line sits on top of a skirt entirely made out of roses. A lovely design well executed. It’s so pretty.

To match I went and bought the hot shoes of the moment, Mstyle Rivea pumps. Open toed and covered in roses. I love these shoes, a perfect match.

The usual are listed below as I think I need to go lie down from all this pink floweriness.

Arty shot here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Lime DEB
Hair: >TRUTH< Midori - espresso
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: I ALEIDA I tza Yza short dress - pink
Shoes: Mstyle RIVEA Pumps - Pink Flowers -
Jewellery: Alienbear Jewellery Gold Princess Rosana earring II white

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Choose the shoes

This is a shoe post. You've been warned. After reading it you may feel the urge to spend indecent amounts of L$$ on new shoes. I guess that's fair warning.

As I said in a previous post not too long ago, despite my infrequent activity in SL™ I still managed to take a tour of the Shoe Fair 2011 - not only that, but I also made a few purchases, which you can see in this picture:

[Click on the shoe names in the text for links to individual pictures and descriptions on my Flickr.]

Am I happy with the results? Well, it varies. At first I wondered why some spend 975L on a single pair of shoes being able to get nice stuff for half the price, but I found the answer myself.

On the upper right corner are the Naucci Heels from [Decoy], priced at a reasonable 475L. These are a nice pair of sandals; however, not to be chosen if you're in a hurry. It took me a while to do the tinting seen above, and if you zoom into the picture, you'll be able to see that I didn't *quite* get the exact shade. Call me a perfectionist, but I appreciate having RGB bars in order to do some fine-tuning. The preset tones are approximate, but not exact, and there's no notecard with instructions to help out a bit.

Second, lower right, are the Maxine Wedges by Baiastice. At first I had bought the regular sandals, but upon realising that the wedge version was the charity item at the store, I decided to get both - for 590L each pair. I have to say those have been my biggest disappointment. It took me forever to do some relatively decent tinting, and one can easily see from the picture above that I did a poor job. Anyway, once you're done, you can't save it for future use - for that matter, you don't have a set of values to write down, either. Besides, despite all the nail polish options that are included, I had a hard time finding one that I liked. The package includes a notecard, but I didn't find it very useful - it gives a long-winded explanation on how to use the resize scripts, while IMHO those are self-explanatory. Not a word, though, about how to brave with the giant coloured box.

Next, on the lower left hand side, are the really popular Soleil sold at N-Core. At first I had my doubts, as 795L seemed quite steep for a pair of shoes, but then I bought them and found out all the options that they offer. In the single-colour package, as the name indicates, you buy just one version of the shoe - but you still have the possibility of changing the colour of the straps, the heel, the metal bits, etc. This is all done via a rather spiffy HUD, which is divided into 3 tabs: skin (shown above, where you can tint both skin and nails), stocking (where you can choose to wear those and also select their pattern and colour) and options (where you control all the tintable parts, plus sound, alpha, size, position and the standing animation). In case that's not enough, the notecard included in the package has pretty exhaustive instructions, as well as a significant list of RGB skin presets - where I could find my target skin tone, Belleza's Erika in Fair. All in all, it took me a few seconds to tint the skin - after I was done reading the instructions on the notecard, that is.

Finally, on the upper left corner are Maitreya Gold's Foxy - the most expensive pair in the whole lot, costing the sizable sum of 975L, but also my favourites. In my 4+ years around the grid I've never hidden the fact that I'm a Maitreya junkie, but in this case I also think their prim feet are some of the best made ones around. On the more practical side, the package comes with detailed instructions, an easy-to-use HUD and a notecard with the values of quite a lot of skins - some of which I had never really heard of. Erika wasn't on the list, but it didn't take me long to get it right nevertheless (I used the values of another Belleza Fair skin and it worked nicely). When I got ready to take the pictures I noticed that studio lights blew up the skintone, but it was just as easy as clicking one of the given presets and it was a match, so WIN.

So what's the conclusion of all this? Like with everything, it's mostly a matter of personal taste - in my case, I would rather spend a bit more and go for something practical. Perhaps there is not much of a difference between the shoes as such, but maybe the couple hundred more you're spending are due to the fact that someone put a lot of thought into developing a truly usable HUD. Or took ages checking and compiling the settings for all existing skins. That, for me, is priceless.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Jade turned out to be a bit of a conundrum until I remembered MichaMi's Laila in Green. Shoes are the Plainers in Green from Shiny Things. Necklace is EarthStones Wire Wrapped Crystal Necklace - Tourmaline.

Other Details:
Adam n Eve Dany skin in Bare Natural.
Truth's Marie Hair in Copper
Poses by Bent

Thursday, June 9, 2011


WooT! I found an unblogged image that just happens to be denim.
The denim outfit is in 3 parts from A La Folie and called respectively "jeans bleu clair court & Top" and "Tee Shirt crochet blanc."In the right two images I'm wearing Fleur's Sailor Pants in Black [NA] instead of the denim skirt. I am wearing a PXL Creations skin in all images.

Left 2 Images Other Details:
Truth hair :: Marie
Caroline Jewelry :: Turtle set
Shiny Things :: Jane Wedges in Tan

Right 2 Images Other Details:
Exile hair :: Fastball in Pyre
Dark Mouse necklace
TommyBoy sneakers

52 Week Colour Challenge, Denim


I have a few items of denim, mainly jeans, but not many. The exception to jeans that I’d like to show you is Garage’s denim mini skirt. It’s a sculpty skirt, adjustable, that has a front fastening that lies open. The system undies provide cotton panties, sexy in a grungy kind of way, and the pants layer provides the basis for the skirt. The textures are outstanding and the craftsmanship superb. A well worthy piece to have in ones inventory for those sexy biker moments.

The rest is mentioned below.

Arty shot can be found here:


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT CE PaleLips DEB
Hair: >TRUTH< Audrey – espresso
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Snow (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Skirt: [GARAGE R.H.]Denim Mini-Skirt
Shoes: [LeLutka]-MISCHA/Thrown
Tattoos: - Glam Affair - Make-up Layer 01
Fishy* Kokeshi Gloss – Muted

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hunt at Nicky Ree

Nicky Ree has a mini hunt on in her mainstore.

What are you looking for? The DNR Donna Collection in 10 colours. Each colour is boxed and priced at L$50. The collection consists of a simple short dress and matching lingerie. A choice of tops is given also from transparent to solid. The textures are divine, the net on the transparent top looks like you could touch it, the detail of it is wonderful.

I chose to show the undies…as that is more me…lol….and I’ll let the pictures do the rest. All the other styling details are listed below.

3 days left to hunt so grab the goodies whilst you can.

Arty shot can be found here:


In general:

Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT CE PaleLips DEB
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Tattoos: *- Glam Affair - Make-up Layer 01
             Fishy* Kokeshi Gloss – Muted
Prop and Poses: (arcade) Last Night Bench


Hair: >TRUTH< Seraphina - snow
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Undies: *DNR* Donna Lingerie white
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Esprit-Xtd White
Jewellery : (Caroline's) Flexi Silver Tassel Necklace
                 AC Cubeness bracelet triplet silver
                 fINESMITH Xenobia Ring


Hair: >TRUTH< Audrey - espresso
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Undies: *DNR* Donna Lingerie black
Shoes: N-core CHIC "Noir Intense"
Jewellery: Zaara : Vanisri wrapped necklace *onyx*
                Zaara : Vyomini chained bracelet *onyx*


Hair: >TRUTH< Miranda Streaked - espresso
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Snow (Big)
Undies: *DNR* Donna Lingerie blue
Feet: SLink Jolie Pied Barefeet Tiptoes

Monday, June 6, 2011

Two for Tuesday

Often I find myself ending up with two related outfits when I go hunting for what goes with what. I started out looking for white pants to go with Whippet & Buck's Claven top in Aubergine. Ended up in pants for the second shot, but stopped at the LeeZu Berlin skirt in White for the first. My reason for aubergine/white was the beautiful new hair flower and earrings, with gorgeous pearls from MOOD. I am also wearing Maitreya Gold Shanti shoes in Eggplant and elikatira's Details in White 05. Skin is PXL Creations Gaia in Natural and poses are by [LAP].

Then I found the House of Heart necklace [NA] that went with the aubergine, but didn't show up enough. So I combine 2 layers of the Claven top, Antique and Rose. Skin is again Gaia, hair is When the Seas Met in Blinding from Clawtooth. Pants are from Ingenue, Leslie in Tiffany and the shoes are from one 11, The Wanderer [NA] also from Ingenue. Poses are again from [LAP]

A Monday Mashup

Milla Michinaga of MichaMi and Anessa Stine of DCNY both make sophisticated casual clothes. Milla is a bit more city and Anessa a tad more relaxed, but the clothes of these two fine creators are both chic and sexy.

I'm wearing DCNY's Soft Scoop Tank in Black with MichaMi's Cropped & Slouchy Pants in Green. Belt is Earthstone's Leather & Laced Belt in Coal.

Other details:
Gaia skin in Natural by PXL Creations
Clawtooth hair -- Enjoy the Silence in one of the Exquisite Reds
Pixel Mode shoes -- Baby T in Black
[LAP] Poses -- Female Blogger Pack

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sssssexy Sssssssssnakeskin from sssssssachi

Yessssssssssssss. Sexy Snakeskin from sachi Vixen. And how could I resist the red? The dressssss comes with two ssssssskirts. I'm wearing the short flirty one. Ssssssseveral wonderful colors. are available:)

Other Detailsssssss:
Adam n Eve Taylor in Natural
Clawtooth's Enjoy the Silence
Stiletto Moody Pinup Red Patent Python
Poses from /GEEZ/

Friday, June 3, 2011

BOOM Bloom

Ok, so I jumped on the Bloom Doll bandwagon. Even worse is that I am so slow at blogging it…lol.

After wearing my new Bloom Doll, by Sand Shack Surf Co., I suddenly realised I had the perfect outfit waiting for me to blog ( and yes, this too is late). Aranel Ah dropped me a bloggers pack which I decided to wear with this new purchase. The pack consisted of ‘A Day on a Yacht’ sailor dress, Deck shoes, a Sailor cap and a Lynx Skinny Belt. OMG so cute!! Everything is well made with excellent textures. The design is just perfect.

Wearing this sailor outfit with the Bloom Doll…overkill on cuteness…lol

The only thing left was the hair and, although no longer available, I knew that one of the ETD hairs tweaked would be ideal.

So…there you have it…a BOOM Bloom!

Original Picture can be found here:


Shape, Skin and Head: Sand Shack Surf Co. *Bloom Doll* (avatar) / Spooky Bloom
Hair: ETD Xaria – Black, resized
Sailor Girl Outfit: *BOOM* Sailor Girl Outfit, including dress, cap, shoes and belt

Thursday, June 2, 2011

52 Week Colour Challenge, Ruby

Ruby…hmmm. Lots of reds in my inventory but few that match this weeks challenge.

I eventually decided on an older piece by Uncle Wriggly. The colour of this system dress is predominately ‘ruby’ with green highlights. I still love these dresses and any excuse to wear them is fine by me.

I decided to have a bit of fun and used a freebie prop and pose I had picked up at a fair some time ago, xari’s pose and balloon are great to work with. The balloon is full modify so can be tinted or resized accordingly.

The rest I listed below.


Shape: custom, FuriousDesigns
Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT Wine DEB
Hair: Maitreya Green II - Charcoal
Eyes: (Miriel) Eyes - Platinum (Big)
Eyelashes: Cake, Seperated lashes, tintable
Dress: Uncle Wriggly 66b/ raspberry floral dress
Shoes: [LeLutka]-Saffron Pumps
Pose & Prop: ( xari ) Fly High Fist and ( xari ) Balloon, tinted