It’s not often that someone as lively as Laurenza Republic comes around. Bubbly, sweet, and full of energetic fun, Laurenza brings a boatload of laughter and good times to my Second Life. I don’t often get a chance to feature friends of mine in my blog posts, and I really should do it more often. They are by far 10 times more interesting than I am, and feature all sorts of new styles that I can show you here.
I always have the best memories with specific friends of mine, and without a doubt Laurenza holds one of the funniest moments I’ve experienced in my many years in Second Life. We have poetry night at my coffeehouse every other Thursday, and Laurenza got on voice and read us all “dirty limericks” during one of the nights around the campfire. They were so funny, and everyone was laughing so hard, that they were crying! Laurenza is just the type of girl who has no problem being funny, and being herself around others to make them laugh. She’s certainly a great friend to have around, and there is never ever a dull moment if she is nearby!
A week or so ago Laurenza was wearing the adorable hat you see above, and I just thought it was darling on her. Laurenza’s styles are always fun, fresh, and full of colorful energy. She’s always finding the cutest items to pair together! Below you can see a style sheet of all the items Laurenza is showing off!
Thanks so much Laurenza for modeling for me, and my blog!
Skin: Glam Affair – Layla (light)
Lashes: Lelutka – 2011 lashes/curl
Hat/Hair Combo: Fri.day 50L Friday exclusive from Winter 2009, Winter.Jennifer 24.7 Pack (hat and bows on ends of braids (not shown) color change)
Ears: (pera) Droopy Ears (sadly this store has closed until further notice)
Long-sleeve shirt: Dion.Shirt (another FLF item from November 2010) in Leaf
Scarf: Tram Neck Warmer in Purple (gatcha festival item from Fall/Winter 2010)
Jeans: Decoy – Inferno 88 – dark denim
Boots: COCO Riding Boots in Black
I apologize for this pic because it’s a pretty raw shot straight from my computer. You can see lots of lines and silly glitches that SL always throws in. I usually take the time to edit, but didn’t get a chance to with this!
I have a few really exciting things to tell you about, but if you’ve been keeping up with blogs and fashion stuff lately then you probably already know about all three! First is the opening of the store Celoe. This is a joint effort by a few designers, and will feature some really beautiful and high quality mesh items. The Celoe designers graciously released this beautiful mesh dress that you see above as a group gift!
My shoes are from Alice Project and they are also mesh! These shoes come with so many options that I don’t even think I could remember to tell you about them all. You can change the heel style, the colors, and even the “look” of the shoe whether it be faded leather, glossy, vibrant, or more. I had a lot of fun playing around with the HUD on these. The shoes themselves are slightly big on me, but I did start to play around with them and it looks like you can stretch and shrink pieces of the shoes pretty easily! These are a great pair of all purpose heels that you can mod to fit nearly any outfit.
My scarf is from the adorable Magic Nook. Ayumi just continues to put out great items. I strongly recommend splurging and getting the fat pack in these, as they come in nearly every color on the spectrum and can match nearly any outfit. Perfect to go with your new Alice Project shoes.
Lastly, my pose! Adorkable released a “stroll” pack of poses just a while back and they are quite useful and well done. I want to find a street and do a photo of me looking like i’m “strolling” pretty soon. These poses would be perfect for those types of shots, or any other shot that you want to feel you are moving in.
I apologize for the crappy grammar, lack of punctuation, and overall mess that this blog is. I have been so busy with a million things, and wanted to quickly get something new out to you all. I promise I’ll make it up to you with some more thorough entries later this week!
Have a fantastic weekend! <3
One of my closest and dearest friends in Second Life, Miss Lyrical Popstar, somewhat recently opened a tattoo store in Second Life called GumBall! The store offers a variety of quality tattoos at ridiculously awesome prices. I feel bad that it’s taken me this long to tell you all about her store! Her items can be found in world, but also conveniently on marketplace. If you are looking for a new tattoo give her cute little store a look over! She’s adding more tattoos to the place often, and there are already some great ones to choose from.
I also wanted to comment on my fun earrings. The beautiful and talented Tyr Rozenblum has been putting out some fantastic items at her store Aura recently. Everything from stylish and sexy leggings to funky earrings and accessories. She recently put out a mesh pair of earrings that are to die for. These earrings above are not mesh, but worked absolutely perfectly for our 80′s night at The Pixel Bean yesterday evening! If you are looking for fashion and sass give her store a look over as well! You will NOT be disappointed!
And once again i’m sporting my favorite pair of lace panties from DeeTalez, my reliable and always wonderful TRUTH Hair, and one of the new poses from !Bang. I hope you like them as much as I do!
So I feel a little silly titling this post “Bundle Up” and running around in a sweater… it’s 84 degrees here in the great southern state of Louisiana. I mean seriously? 84 degrees?! I’m originally from Indiana, and this to me is absolutely crazy. I shouldn’t be complaining, but while I’m running around in sweaters, and cozy items in Second Life I am scurrying around in my real life in running shorts and a t shirt. It just doesn’t make much sense.
That being said… a cool breeze and chilly weather seems to be sweeping across Second Life! The longer the month of November goes on, the more Holiday spirit I see picking up speed around the grid. Our sim Three Moons Village just changed seasons yesterday!
Koketka just released these really nice sweater dresses in a few different colors. The texture work is beautiful, and the belt accessory and turtle neck top are great. I personally found the dress to be a little short for my tastes during the winter months so I threw a pair of leggings underneath. It’s a great dress to bust out your favorite tights or leggings with. My leggings are from +Mocha and I’ve had them for a long time. Not even sure if they are available anymore to be completely honest!
!Bang released a bunch of great new items recently. It’s certainly worth stopping in the store to see what all they have to offer. Their singles stands for posing are some of my favorite in Second Life. I’m using one of the new ones for this photo! They are always so reasonable and useful. I appreciate simple poses that you can rock with any outfit, and !Bang always does a great job with that.
Did I mention how grateful I am that I splurged a while back and bought the fat pack in these mesh Heathrow boots from mon tissu? These boots have been the most useful item in my inventory this season so far. They go with so much, and the quality and detail on them is just wonderful.
Last but never least a great sim to check out is the sim that the store Concrete Flowers is located on. The store is owned by the lovely Lynaja Bade, and the whole sim is just absolutely beautiful. Certainly worth taking some time to explore, and check out the adorable store as well.
Once again a new week and a fresh start! I hope y’all make the best of it! I’m going to try my best to do the same!
( all of these stores can be found on my Shopping List!)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson
* Hair: Truth – Delia – Copper
* Eyes: Fashism
Freckles: L. FAUNA
*Dress: Koketka – Lena Dress – Blue
Leggings: +Mocha – Dot Short Leggings – Black
Boots: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Mesh Boots – Black
* Pose: !Bang
Location: Concrete Flowers
Today is the day! Vintage Fair’s doors finally open for all to enjoy! At 4pm SLT you’ll have an opportunity to check out some the best vintage designs in Second Life… all in one place! Lots of new and exciting items to choose from including the beautiful dress from Ingenue that I am modeling above, as well as the stunning jewelry from Undefined Lilies. Two stores that I personally feel will stand out and shine in this fair.
The event will run from the 11th through the 3rd of December so you will have plenty of time to beat the crowds and enjoy all there is! 200+ brands to choose from, and lots of exploring to do! The map and SLURL information for Vintage fair can be be found here.
Keeping this short and sweet today. My hair is from Elikatira, and the pose I’m using is from Bent! The rest has been credited in numerous posts prior!
Have a fantastic weekend!!