When I met you in the summer… (Pose Fair, Part II)

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We’re past the midway point now of Pose Fair 2014, with less than 5 days left to go! I’ve had these poses photographed since Day 2, but then, life piled on anything it could. Luckily there’s still time to pick items up before they’re gone! (Well, most will likely end up in mainstores, but who knows when, right? Right!)

Just in time for summer, both Bounce This Poses and Vanity Poses have released sets for your beachy fun. The top set (BTP) might technically be geared towards girls, but I think you can swing a couple guys into the set just fine. Thank you to Sora, Lundy, & Clint for hanging out & posing with me!

(L to R)
On Sora:
Skin: Belleza – Ashton (Tan)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes
Hair: Jomo – Etched Hair
Feet: Slink – Mens Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – Time Sleeves

On Lundy:
Skin: League – Erin (Deep Tan)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes
Hair: Truth – Chynna
Bikini: Drift – Tini Kini (Wildlife)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)

On Clint:
Skin: Fruk – Bennett (Shade 2 Blonde)
Eyes: IKON – Promise Eyes
Hair: Action – James Veganic Hair
Pants: Flow – Swimming Trunks
Feet: Slink – Male Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Tattoos: Sleepy Bozer – Ocean moon, Fruk – Atom Beard

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Later
Bikini Top: Drift – Tini Kini (Stripes 2)
Bikini Bottom: Paper Doll – Mix ‘n Match Kini (VIP Gift)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Aura/Auxiliary – Sunny Day Earrings (Sand)

Pose 1: Bounce This Poses – Summer Fun
Pose 2: Vanity Poses – Woo! Girls
Boat: The Dreamer Creations – Pitching Boat

Thick as Thieves

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Not all of winter is about bundling up in big coats and scarves. Sometimes it’s about breaking out the sweaters and boots, with tights to keep you warm. For me, in Texas, it tends to be about layering, since it’ll be 32F in the morning, but 73F by 4pm! Anyway, the Seasons Story has opened up, and now that the crowds have made it through, it’s a great time to head over. Among a few things (including an adorable corgi known as Gizmo), I snatched this sweater from Tulip, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores. Ana was so kind to join me, breaking out her own UFO coat!

On Peri:
Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Ainsley (Light Blonde 04)
Top: Tulip – Color Block Sweater (Navy) (Seasons Story)
Tights: Aura – Snug Leggings (Dirt)
Shoes: Fri.day – River Boots (Pewter)
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Raindrop Earrings (Silver), Yummy – Pearl Wisp Necklace (White) (January Collabor88)
Bag: Maitreya – Mesh Shopper (Minsk)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black),
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)

On Ana:
Skin: The Skin Shop (10), Face – Bambi (Soft)
Eyes: LeLutka – Ellis (Lavender)
Hair: Truth – Jade (Ginger 02)
Top: U.F.O. – Nerd Duffle Coat (Brown)
Pants: B.C.C. – Love UU Skirt (Vintage)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Makeup: The Skin Shop (10) Eyebrows (Dark Brown Soft), Eyeshadow – Glam (Bronze), Lipstick – Hollywood (Red), MC falsies Eyelash

Pose: !bang – Thick as Thieves
Location: Virtual Decay

Tomato

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One small, but significant change I notice in myself is my color preferences over time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved blue. Blue has been my favorite, initially because it is my mother’s favorite as well. I hated red, yellow, orange. I think I had an anti-brown phase. Sometime in the last two years or so, my tune has changed. I still love blue, but I also really love deep reds, moreso in Autumn, but overall I’ve become a fan. The same can be said for orange. I’ve seen a few variations on the color “tomato, like this jumpsuit from Ricielli or a pair of everyday heels from Fri.day (not pictured because they don’t match). Despite differences in tone, though, I’m strangely drawn to it now. And maybe that’s one of the great things about SL; it just allows us more creative fashion exploration, and makes it so easy to evolve even the simplest of color tastes.

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Candy (Light Blonde 04)
Jumpsuit: Ricielli – Papi II Jumpsuit (Tomato)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands (Casual)
Jewelry: Aura – Bahiti Hoop Earrings (Autumn), Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop (Short Gold)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Pose: Exposeur – Singles Special 6
Location: Crael

Down Low

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Havana (Oasis) -mesh-
Sweater: Auxiliary – Bunneh Hoodie (Red) -mesh- (October Collabor88)
Pants: JP:dsg – Superior Jeans -mesh-
Shoes: HOC Industries – Bolts II
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Wet Cat – Down Low 5
Location: District 8/Hathian

52 Weeks of Color – Russett & Feldgrau

Oh, hello there! Been awhile, right? I know. The last month has been spent moving apartments (a process that took at least 2 weeks, and was actually two moves… don’t ask), and getting deep into some roleplay. Alas, this fell by the wayside. Not just the challenge, but blogging in general. But! All seems to be settling now, so here comes the first of many.

I love both of the tops in these shots, since the tank at paper.doll fits one of my mesh shapes perfectly, and this Ducknipple tank/sweater combo comes with a HUD for color change options. Both fabulous & already in my regular wardrobe rotation.

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Russett:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Tendency -mesh-
Tank: Paper.doll – Sheer Sequin Tank (Silver) -mesh- (Swag Fest)
Pants: Tres Blah – Leather Leggings (Black) -mesh-
Shoes: Celoe – Xylia Pumps (Spicy Mix) -mesh-
Necklace: Aura – Ethereal Prayer Beads -mesh-
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 2, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red)
Pose: Fri.day – Cheeky Pose 2

Feldgrau:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais (Rye) -mesh-
Sweater/Tank: Ducknipple – Off-Shoulder vest w/ Tanktop -mesh-
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry – Peyote Mini (Wash A)
Belt: Nyte ‘n Day – Ginger Belt (Burnt/Burnt Studs)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall F01

Mullet

Hey, I’m alive! RL has ramped up a little bit for me, mostly cause I’m doing the grand ol’ move, but now with a few elements in order, I can relax again, and get back to blogging pretty stuff. If you haven’t made it over to Collabor88 for this month yet, you better, because Tyr & Ivy knocked out these rad Mullet tops for Auxiliary in gorgeous colors. If you’ve already picked up the skinny jeans or their recent Luna jeans, it’s made to fit right over them, but it also works with others, too.

(Note the new location, too! Collabor88 is now on it’s own sim.)

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Control (Blonde 10) -mesh- (September Collabor88)
Top: Auxiliary – Mullet Top (Moss) -mesh-
Pants: JANE – Sweet ‘n Low Jeans (Pitch) -mesh-
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Standard Black) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Clash Pose 4
Location: Hathian

Under the Tuscan Sun

One new store I discovered through the Vintage Fair is DDL. I still need to make it over to the mainstore location, hopefully ready with money to spend, but this mesh top/dress style hit me right away! There’s a few patterns and plain colors available, so definitely demo & see if one fits. Perfect for a more 70’s festival look. Also, don’t forget to check out this month’s offerings at FaMESHed, like Auxiliary‘s oversized leather tote!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Maitreya – Siobhan (Wheat) -mesh-
Dress: DDL – For Reasons Unknown (Original) -mesh- (Vintage Fair)
Shorts: League – Frayed Denim Shorts (Deep Blue)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm) -mesh-
Bag: Auxiliary – My Oversized Leather Tote (Tan Set 3) -mesh- (FaMESHed)
Pose: Frooti – 52WoCC Pueblo 2
Location: Cap Estel

Ballet in Skirts

fri.day’s had another release of some great tee’s for your must-have standard wardrobe. These ballet tee’s come in both solids and stripes with a plethora of colors, as always, and as you can see, are made to work well in any outfit, like with the other offering over at Collabor88 from Auxillary is this great mesh mini skirt!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Janice (Oasis)
Shirt: Fri.day – Ballet Tee (Brick, Teal, Navy)
Skirt: Auxiliary – Alluring Mini (A) -mesh- (August Collabor88)
Boots: COCO – Suede Boots (Brown) -mesh- (Group Gift)
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 3, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red)
Poses: Fri.day – Rumor 5, Clash 1, Clash 3
Location: The Looking Glass

Slouchy

A new round of Collabor88 is up for the month, and since it’s the one year anniversary of the shopping event, they’ve asked all those who’ve participated before to come back! Basically, there’s a ton of amazingness, so I’d be prepared before you go. Tyr & Ivy released more from their new collaboration Auxillary with these awesome slouchy mesh tanks, five graphic styles shown here (nine total available), and as you can see, the fit is great! Elikatira also has two new styles out, one being this Found updo in non-rigged mesh. I really love the volume of the hair; its fabulous!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Found (Blonde 10) -mesh- (August Collabor88)
Tanks: Auxiliary – Slouchy Tank (Oh Deer, Sugar Skull, Joy, Cross Flurry, Owl Love) -mesh- (August Collabor88)
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (White Lace) (old Collabor88 item)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Poses: Baffle – Whispering Winds #1, Diesel Works – Kalli 7, Adorkable – Daydream 4, Exposeur – TM UL ’12 (Alisha), D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall F02

Breaking: a Vintage Fair Preview

In just a few days, one of CHIC’s best events returns for another year of decade & era fun, aka the Vintage Fair. I’ve been lucky to be chosen for some early access, and while many stores haven’t set up yet, there’s still plenty to showcase before the doors open on August 4th. The event is sponsored by Aura, Belleza, Cheeky Pea, ColdLogic, GizzA Creations, Indyra Originals, PurpleMoon Creations, Trompe Loeil, as well as the amazing oOo Studio, who has put out a sort of ‘trip around the world’ theme. One of the sets you’ll find on display is called Breaking, featuring various still shot poses of someone break dancing. Check out the rest once VF opens on the Retro sim!

On Peri:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – London Rain (Vanilla)
Top: Action – Womens Boardwalk Tee (Grass)
Pants: JP:dsg – Sweat Pants (Black) -mesh-
Shoes: HOC Industries – Bolts II
Earrings: Aura – Bahiti Hoop Earrings (Autumn) -mesh-
Sunglasses: Izzie’s – 80’s Sunglasses (Vintage Fair) -mesh-
Pose: oOo Studio – Breaking One (Vintage Fair)
Location: Virtual Decay mainstore

On Snoodle:
Skin: Body Co – Breeze (Fair 01)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Real Mesh eyes (Gray)
Hair: Entente – Marc Hair (Ash Blonde)
Top: Love Re Me – Dot Polo (Green) -mesh-
Pants: Kal Rau – Promo Shorts -mesh-
Shoes: Redgrave – Miles Sneakers
Glasses: Gritty Kitty – Velma
Pose: oOo Studio – Breaking Four (Vintage Fair)
Location: Virtual Decay mainstore