Aug 3, 2012
Harlow

Solitude Magazine

I was really lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of something really cool recently, and I thought I would share!  Solitude Magazine invited me to do an article in their Australian based alternative fashion magazine!  While my style typically isn’t “alternative” I was really grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a fantastic real life magazine!  How often do your geeky virtual hobbies get turned into something so cool and interesting?

They picked quite a handful of great bloggers from the Second Life community to take part in this years Second Life article including Arora Zanzibar, Lourdes Denimore, Bells Semyorka, Sasy Scarborough, Ahimsa Balut, & Daniella Riaxik.  I really encourage you to check out their blogs, as they are all incredibly talented and do a phenomenal job of showcasing Second Life fashion & culture.  It was quite a treat to be a part of this little project with such a talented group of Second Life bloggers.

This is a screen grab of my article page!  Sorry it’s so low quality! I promise it looks a lot sharper than this.  For some reason Adobe Acrobat was giving me fits this morning!

Thanks again to Solitude Magazine for the once in a lifetime opportunity! I am truly honored!

 

Aug 1, 2012
Harlow

Dreams

A very quick post for y’all today.  There is a brand new store that just opened from new designer on the block, Haleh Bianco.  The store is called Pampered Puss (I love the sassy name!), and the dress I’m wearing above can be found there!  I really encourage people to take time to visit new stores on the grid, so if you find some time sneak on over and check out what Haleh has to offer!

I had a lot of fun doing this quick, dreamy photo the other night at T Town.  There are so many beautiful spots to snap photographs across the sim!

Have a good one!

Jul 31, 2012
Harlow

Vintage Martini

Vintage Fair is just around the corner and it will feature so many great stores and vintage inspired items.  The event will run from August 4th through the 29th and feature over 250 brands and items ranging from the 1920’s through the 1980s.  Unlike most Chic events this event will not be for charity, but simply an opportunity for designers to showcase their vintage styles.

Glitterati has released quite a few new things for Vintage Fair including this fantastic martini prop.  The prop is only 3 prims, and features 10 fantastic and sexy burlesque inspired poses.  An added little feature that was included is little sparkles that appear on the floor beneath the glass.  So charming!

My lingerie comes from Lovely Mi, another great participant in this year’s Vintage Fair.  You can find a couple new things from them at the event.  I paired it with a brand new set from Caroline’s Jewelry that Miss Apollo has created for the fair as well!  The dreams collection includes a beautiful floral and pearl necklace as well as a very feminine ring.  I thought the black flower went perfectly with this entire ensemble.

I’ll be bringing you more from Vintage Fair very soon! I hope you are saving your lindens because it’s an event worth spending at!

Credits:

Skin: League | Nena Janus – Isla – Medium

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey

Lashes: Maitreya | Onyx LeShelle – Mesh Eyelashes – V.I.P. Group gift! (The group is FREE to join!)

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Morning – Red 05

Lingerie: Lovely Mi | Lovelymiwako7399 Menna – Bettie Black (available at Vintage Fair on August 4th)

Jewelry: Caroline’s Jewelry | Caroline Apollo – Dreams Collection (available at Vintage Fair on August 4th)

Boots: SLink | Siddean Munro – Tall Leather Thigh Boots

Prop/Poses: Glitterati | Katey Coppola – Martini (available at Vintage Fair on August 4th)

Jul 30, 2012
Harlow

Feet & Flops

I think one of the greatest items to come onto the grid has been sculpted & mesh feet! I seriously cannot live without them now that I own them, and I was fortunate enough to add a new “pair” to my growing collection yesterday, when Miss Tya Fallingbridge of Pixel Mode released her new mesh feet & variety of flip flops to go with them.

The Pixel Mode feet are really lovely.  Beautiful mesh design, and intricate detail makes them certainly one of the best pair of feet on the grid.  I of course, will always love my SLink feet and wear them often, but there’s a certain beauty about having multiple pairs.  Both SLink and Pixel Mode have released sandals and flip flops for their feet, which makes it easy to match up shoes perfectly with the feet you are currently wearing.

The new Pixel Mode feet comes in five sizes.  XX small, X small, Small, Medium, and Large.  I am wearing the X small feet and I adjusted my leg muscles by one point to achieve a perfect fit.  No one will ever notice the one point adjustment on the slider I made, and my feet look great.

I personally had no issues with matching my feet with the Pixel Mode HUD.  I took an unedited raw shot of my matching job for you to see how amazingly close you can match your feet using the HUD and ankle blender tattoo or sock layer.  Tya chose to not use a color picker in these HUDs but instead HSL buttons and a clear note card with instructions on how to work your new HUD.  It comes down to personal preference if you like a color picker, or HSL buttons on your HUD.  I typically can work with both, but found that the HSL buttons were much quicker to match my feet than the color picker.  With just a few clicks, and then a little work on my ankle blender my feet were near flawless.

Tya mentioned a trick for firestorm users that will help you in matching your ankle blender as well. If you go into move & view tab you can uncheck additional light.  This is incredibly handy for when you go into edit appearance mode to edit your ankle blender.  It will remove the blinding obnoxious light that surrounds your avatar’s body when in this mode.  There is a way to do it in the standard Linden Lab viewer as well, but I personally do not use that viewer and I am unsure where to locate it.  My assumption is that it’s similar to Firestorm’s preferences.

Here are the two HUDS that come with your feet, and also your flops if you choose to purchase them separately.  The bare feet HUD comes with 15 preset skin tones.  After you choose a tone that most closely matches your skin you can then start to play with the HSL buttons to get a smoother match.  After you’ve matched your feet, and your ankle blender, you can then begin to play with the beautiful nail polish options.  The HUD includes 24 nail color hues for your choosing pleasure.

If you choose to buy the adorable flip flop packs, which I personally find to be my favorite thing about these feet, you can get flops that have the option of a flower!  The flower power HUD that is included with your flops allows you to change the color of the pretty accessory.

So, I think that’s enough rambling from me today!  Even if you already own a stellar “pair” of feet from another favorite store on the grid, I really encourage you to take the time to stop by Pixel Mode and demo a pair of these beautiful mesh feet & the summery flops that go with them!  I’m already coming up with all sorts of great outfits to wear them with!

Credits:

Skin: League | Nena Janus – Isla – Medium

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon – Brigitte

Swimsuit: Ingenue | Betty Doyle – Bathing Beauty

Nails: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Sculpted Nails

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey

Lashes: Maitreya | Onyx LeShelle – Mesh Eyelashes – V.I.P. Group gift! (The group is FREE to join!)

Feet: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Bare Feet Pour Femme

Flip Flops: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Dots – Sun

Pose: !Bang | Trieste Minuet

Location: Crossing Currents

 

Jul 29, 2012
Harlow

Peace Out

A very quick weekend post for you all! BOOM has released their full line of Ellio bikinis and they are immensely sexy!  I’m also really enjoying these peace out poses from Glitterati.  If you are looking for an animation HUD to make your hands, face, or eyes do different things you can find a great one on marketplace called the Any Expression HUD and best of all it’s FREE! :)

Hope everyone is enjoying the last bits of their weekend. <3

Credits

Skin: League | Nena Janus – Isla – Medium

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Dee – Carrot w/Roots

Eyes: Rozena | Lindsay Rozen – Bead Eyes – Light Grey (available at the Seraphim Turns One Birthday Event)

Lashes: Maitreya | Onyx LeShelle – Mesh Eyelashes – V.I.P. Group gift! (The group is FREE to join!)

Bikini: BOOM | Aranel Ah – Ellio Bikini – Chevron Navy

Pose: Glitterati | Katey Coppola – Peace Out

 

 

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