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

52 Weeks of Color – Charcoal, Bittersweet, & Juniper

Only a few short days left this year, and I’ve got a few more weeks to go, but dangit, I can finish this. Have you done this challenge, too? Probably better at keeping up than I have been, but either way, good luck to you, too.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 44: Charcoal
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 45: Bittersweet (combined with)
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 46: Juniper (more info) Join the Flickr group

Charcoal:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Wherever (Blonde 10)
Top: Coldlogic – Farrell (Coal)
Skirt: Mon Tissu – Oxford Pencil Skirt (Charcoal)
Shoes: League – Dhara Boots (Charcoal)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Glasses: Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses (Black)
Pose: Baffle – Dancing Petal #1
Location: Dimrill Dale

Bittersweet/Juniper:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – Collide (Vanilla)
Dress: Auxiliary – Retro Cocktail Dress (Blue)
Shoes: Celoe – Xylia Pumps (Spicy Mix)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Pleasantville earrings (Coral & Onyx), LaGyo – Santa Fe Necklace & Ring (Silver) (November Collabor88)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)
Pose: Flowey – Bad Habit (Breathe In)
Location: The Looking Glass

Winter Abounds

In case you haven’t noticed already, winter is in full swing up here in the Northern Hemisphere, and designers are popping out sweater after scarf after reindeer. With Christmas only a little over a week away, its high time to use up all you can before the day passes, and well, our Santa hats become useless til next year! Today is also the last day of the Winter Fair, which has both holiday and winter items alike, such as this cute reindeer pose prop from Nani Poses! It has 5 different options, and it looks great to leave out even when not using it for pictures. You can also grab this new scarf from Auxiliary at the Dressing Room’s new location, combining both rooms into Fusion.

Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Fri.day – Winter Jennifer (Delighted Blond)
Top: Tulip – Baggy Sweatshirt (Army) (The Arcade)
Pants: Entente – Deep Pocket Relaxed Jean (Symphony)
Shoes: Reek – Autumn Boots (Red)
Scarf: Auxiliary – Winter Scarf (Red) (Holiday pack available @ The Dressing Room Fusion)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Nani Poses – Rudy the Reindeer (Winter Fair – closes today!)

Pose Appreciation Week II

The week is actually long over now, but given I’m behind on my color challenge, too, I figure, better late than never! Anyway, two other posers I happily use on this blog quite a bit are Magnifique and Marukin. Both create well-set individual poses; I especially love the unique themed sets from Marukin, and I’ve gathered quite a few cute multi-person ones from Magnifique over time, including this Winter Wonderland pose from last year.

Also, I definitely time to break out the snow that I don’t get in real life, with designers obliging in kind! Auxiliary first released a version of the adorably cozy Cropped Double above at the Cinema even, but now has an everyday version available in store. And Ronsem busted out this leather jacket in a few different shades that required a bit of help deciding from my male fashionisto here. Both are mesh (though starting this post, won’t be denoting such anymore).

On Peri (individual poses):
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – London Rain (Vanilla)
Jacket: Ronsem – Leather Jacket (Cocoa)
Tank: Fri.day – Cliquester Tank (Geek)
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (Original Wash)
Shoes: J’s – Short Laceup Boots (Dark Brown)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Marukin – Filgree – Cartesier, Porceline Goodness, Marukin – Rose – Mended Heart, Marukin – Viola – Jane Doe
Location: Tatty Soup

On Peri (couple pose):
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Conclusion (Blonde 10)
Top: Auxiliary – Cropped Double
Pants: Armidi – A001 Skinny Jeans (Dusted Classic)
Shoes: Kookie – Armarda Long Boots (Rusty Brown)
Gloves: League – Sheepskin Mittens (Light Brown), Artilleri – Knit Earmuffs (Black)
Makeup: Belleza – Green Glitter Eyeshadow, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)

On Alfie:
Skin:  Sacred – Robert T3 (Stubble)
Hair: Boon Hairpieces – RUMI51 (Chocolate)
Jacket: Lapointe & Bastchild – S’Wear “Aviator” Leather Jacket (Black)
Shirt: Nanuk – Kent Tee (Dark Grey)
Pants: [YU] – Edwin Jeans (Faded)
Shoes: Hoorenbeek – Engineer Boots (Gritty Black)
Sideburns: MCCVIII – Large Burns
Glasses: Gritty Kitty – Browline Glasses

Pose: Magnifique – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Belted

A good pair of jeans can be hard to find for the sole reason of the texturing. Some photosource, some handdraw, but when it looks right, it looks amazing! And I love how Ivy retextured Tyr’s already fabulous bell-bottom jeans for Auxiliary‘s offering at this month’s Collabor88. There’s quite a few combinations to choose from, all with this belt built in, which I think is really the biggest win!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie (Rye) -mesh-
Tank: Chemistry – Echo Tank Top (white) -mesh-
Pants: Auxiliary – Belted Bells (Navy) -mesh- (November Collabor88)
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Brown) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1,
Pose: Fri.day – Stare Pose 5
Location: Hathian

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

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