Jul 16, 2012
Harlow

Silent Wings

Clearly I haven’t felt like wearing a shirt lately.  My last two posts have been sans shirt, and honestly it wasn’t completely intentional.  I’ve just been mindlessly snapping photographs this week and two similar photos seemed to land right after one another! Oops!  I think it’s because the last two photos I’ve done have featured some beautiful new hairstyles that really don’t need anything else to go with them!  They shine without a bunch of clothing or accessories added.

I’m sure by now you’ve had a chance to check out Hair Fair 2012, but if you have not I really encourage you to scamper over to the giant hair filled fair!  Lots of great items to pick up including this beautiful mesh hair from Exile.  The hair comes with these great feathers that you can choose to wear with or without the hairstyle.  Exile is featuring a handful of beautiful new styles for this years fair, and after wandering around and checking out everything that the fair has to offer, I must say that Exile has some of my favorites this year.  Many of them come with great little accessories like feathers or headbands.  Great work Exile!

Check out the eyes I am wearing.  These are from Rozena, and I am just blown away by how beautiful and realistic they are.  The best part is, you can find these eyes for only 10L at the Seraphim Turns One Birthday Event.  An awesome steal, and certainly a new pair that have become a quick favorite!

Credits

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V1

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: Exile | Kavar Cleanslate – Silent Wings (available at Hair Fair 2012)

Pose: !Bang | Trieste Minuet

Jul 14, 2012
Harlow

Eliza

 

Hey everyone! Happy weekend!  I have a couple of great events to tell you about today that I’m certain you’ve already heard about!

Hair Fair 2012 has officially opened it’s doors to the public!  You can find specific SLURLS & locations on the exceptionally well done Hair Fair Website.  This is the 7th annual Hair Fair & will run from today, July 14th 2012 through July 29th 2012.  The event helps to raise funds for the nonprofit organization Wigs for Kids.  It’s an absolutely fabulous organization that I really encourage you to read more about… and then go spend lots and lots of money in support of it at Hair Fair!

Over the next many days I’ll be sharing with you a handful of beautiful hairstyles featured at this year’s Hair Fair.  The fashionable hat/hair combo seen above comes from the store Magpie.  Magpie will be featuring a couple of great styles for you to pick up.  I believe this is the very first time I’ve featured Magpie on my blog, and judging by this fun hair & hat, I will certainly be finding more to wear in the future!

Another event that is soon to open it’s doors tomorrow is the Seraphim Turns One Birthday Event.  This event is put on by SeraphimSL as well as FashionCentric.  I’m really excited about this event because it’s a hunt that will give you ample opportunity to find great items for only 10L, that typically would be for sale at a price of 250L or more!  It will feature over 50 designers, and it’s supporting the celebration of what I think is personally one of the very best Second Life resources on the web. They are officially one year old!  The staff of SeraphimSL have done an absolutely phenomenal job over the past year of sharing helpful information on sales, events, and more, while keeping an incredibly positive and encouraging attitude every single day.  I am a huge fan of their website and incredibly grateful to have them around as an uplifting resource.

An item that you will find at the hunt is this beautiful ebony toned skin from Izzie’s called Eliza.  I very rarely change my skin tone on my blog, and I must say I found a lot of enjoyment switching things up temporarily!  This skin is stunning.  The details and rich texturing are filled with immense quality, and even if you don’t typically wear darker skin tones, it’s a skin worth picking up at the hunt for when you are feeling like a change! Best of all? It’s only 10 lindens! What a steal!

Lastly, I want to mention my beautiful earrings from Atomic.  They can be found at Collabor88.  My simplistic and very lovely pose is from a great basic pose back that you can snatch up at Glitterati!

With that, I bid you farewell!  I hope you all are having a stellar weekend. <3

Jul 13, 2012
Harlow

Beach Belle

It’s summer time and this belle is ready for the beach!  I’ve packed up my adorable and very girly new beach set from What Next and I’ve headed over to my favorite rezzable beach sim Crossing Currents!  This mesh parasol and beach towel set comes in a handful of cute prints, and had a land impact of 2 prims.  You will need an additional 6 prims or so in case you want to rezz the awesome props…which you will want to! They are cute!  Everything from ice cream cones, and radios, to magazines & books await you.  My favorite print of the set is “beach belle” and it’s ultra girly!

Some of my other items can be found at Collabor88 & FaMESHed this month.  My bikini comes from *BOOM* and it is ridiculously sexy!  Each set comes with some solid and striped neutral tones.  As much as I love mesh, I think non mesh bikinis are still my preference for my swimwear, and this bikini is non mesh!

If you are interested as to where I make my collage photos check out Pic Monkey.  I typically do all of my editing in Photoshop, but when it comes to making a collage photo, this website is the way to go.  It has so many options, and you can put a great collage together in mere minutes.  I especially love to use it for home decor photographs, or when I have a lot of accessories or props to show off.

For more information on the rest of my items and where you can find them check out the credits! Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Credits:

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V1

Eyes: Mayfly | Arkesh Baral – Deep Sky Mesh – Pale Paris

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

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon – Megan (available at FaMESHed)

Jewelry: Earthstones | Abraxxa Anatine – Shells & Pearls (available at Collabor88)

Bikini: *BOOM* | Aranel Ah – Ellio Bikini (available at Collabor88)

Flip Flops: Maitreya | Onyx LeShelle – Flip Flops – Fawn

Props/Poses: What Next | Winter Thorn – Beach Towels & Parasol Sets – Beach Belle

Location: Crossing Currents

Jul 12, 2012
Harlow

Tranquil Waters

I think one of the biggest things that sets the mood for a photograph in Second Life is your choice of windlight setting.  One windlight setting that I am always inspired by is Miss Strawberry Singh’s windlight called “Diamond”.  You can find it in her zipped pack of windlights which feature ten beautifully done settings for all sorts of moods.  Diamond has this stunning way of making your subject really stand out while keeping everything around you muted and foggy.  I tweaked and played with some of the sliders, so this isn’t exactly what it looks like, but I encourage you to take a peek at her settings if you never have before.  They are stellar!

Isn’t this boat cool?  You can find it on the sim Grey Havens.  It’s a great little photo prop surrounded by beautiful water, trees, and all sorts of scenic stuff.  This sim is part of the chain of sims in the Calas Garden’s area.  Probably one of my most favorite group of sims on the grid.  I’m sure you’ve seen my talk about them countless times in posts prior.

Collabor88’s colors this month are lovely and very tranquil feeling.  Most of the items are easy to match with other favorite accessories and you are bound to find something that suits your tastes while browsing.  I’ve heard from many people it’s been one of the busiest Collabor88’s to date…and next month marks the one year anniversary of the successful event!  I can’t believe it’s already been a year! I know they have some surprises up their sleeve for their first birthday! My hair, skin, dress, necklace, and pose can all be found at this month’s round.

I went a little picture crazy for this post!  I also really wanted to show off the back of this dress because I thought it was just darling!  As usual, you can find out details on all my items below!

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Roza (found at Collabor88)

Eyes: Mayfly | Arkesh Baral – Deep Sky Mesh – Pale Paris

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

Hair: D!VA | Marisa Kira – Tomoko2 (found at Collabor88)

Necklace: LaGyo | Gyorgyna Larnia – Hamptons Necklace (found at Collabor88)

Dress: Schadenfreude | Allegory Malaprop – Eala Dress (found at Collabor88)

Shoes: Ingenue | Betty Doyle – Organique Flats

Pose: Marukin | Valencia Southard  (found at Collabor88)

Location: Grey Havens

Jul 11, 2012
Harlow

Henrik

If I was strolling through a park or wandering through my local gym, and saw this handsome guy sitting on a bench I certainly would not hesitate to do a double take!  My man Ark is looking quite handsome and dapper in his new clothes from this months Men’s Department roundup!

I am so impressed with this event.  There have been a handful of awesome men’s events popping up on the grid and it makes me really happy for all you male avatars out there.  It also makes my eyes happy because you all look so nice!

For the month of July The Men’s Dept has a wide array of items to choose from.  Everything from skins, eyes, and shirts to masculine home decor and accessories.  You are guaranteed to find something that suits your eclectic tastes.

Poetic Colors has released a beautiful set of scripted mesh eyes for you men who are in need of an update!  You can pick up the mesh eyes in eight different color choices.  To go with your new eyes, you can also grab the awesome new mesh collared shirts from Sleepy Eddy (i love the name of that store btw!).  The shirts also come in eight hues. Ark paired his new shirt and eyes with a great pair of jeans from Razorblade Jacket.  My favorite aspect of the jeans is the texture work.  The hues and tones in the denim almost look multifaceted.  Very impressive and realistic!

Cheeky Pea is taking part in this months round as well and has put out a beautiful and intricate mesh bench called the Henrik Bench.  The bench has 6 singles animations, and 3 couples animations. (The couples ones are ultra sexy!)  The bench is only 7 prims which is awesome for the amount of detail involved in it.

So men! Make sure to take a peek at all The Men’s Dept has to offer, and if you are looking for a lag free place to view all the items before purchasing you can check out SeraphimSL’s detailed and well done post on this month’s items!

What Ark is Wearing:

Skin: Belleza – Ashton

Eyes: Poetic Colors – Pearl

Hair: Raw House - Adam

Shirt: Sleepy Eddy – Pocket Polo

Jeans: Razorblade Jacket – Jaw Breaker Jeans

Shoes: HOC – Easy Striders

Bench: Cheeky Pea – Henrik Bench

 

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