Promise me…

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“Promise me one thing:
don’t take me home until I’m drunk;
very drunk indeed.”
…Breakfast at Tiffany’s

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Breathe
Dress: Tres Blah – Audrey Dress
Hat: Tres Blah – Audrey Hat
Shoes: Belgravia – Patent 120
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Mid)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes, Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Aurora Earrings
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente – Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Suit: EPIA – Pinstriped Business Suit (February 2014 The Mens Dept)

Pose: RACK Poses – The Sweetest Thing
Location: Black Bottom

Keeping Warm

warmth

It all starts with a coat… a coat from Valiant. I must’ve shown it to my handsome manprop about 5 times before he realized how in love with it I’d become. But just look at it! The design is lovely, executed very well, and as predicted, he just looks so good in it. If I had a male character I played on the regular, I’d buy it for myself and wear it 24/7. Alas, I’ll leave it to Esau for me to fawn over, and instead house myself in this trenchcoat from League, which I might be a bit in love with, too.

On Peri:
Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Delta (Light Blonde 04)
Top: League – Trench Coat (Black)
Tights: DeeTalez – Wool Diamond Tights (Red)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (Black)
Scarf/Muffs: CoCo – Scarf (Red), Artilleri – Knit Earmuffs (Black)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente – Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Top: Valiant – Radial Jacket (Red Tee)
Pants: Iron Claw – Mesh Nerd Classic Pants (Beige)
Necklace: K&K – Chain (Gold)

Pose: !bang – Be My Dream
Location: Sunshine Mist (Pixel Bean Coffeehouse)

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!)

52 Weeks of Color – Hot Cinnamon & Royal Blue

The continued quest to catch up includes two colors in which it was difficult to figure outfits for both. But, once I saw what I needed, the rest came together pretty easily. The above dress in Hot Cinnamon is one of the offerings from Essences you’ll find at My Attic this round (though I think the other color options are a bit more fun). I’m also loving this newer hair from Truth; the style has volume without being overdone & the rigging sits perfectly for me. It’s a new staple, that’s for sure.

And then with Royal Blue, well. I feel like a box of crayons! It’s a brighter shade of blue, so once I realized this sweater from Celoe has been sitting in my inventory unused, I decided to follow suit with the rest. Flip that, then, for the skybox, which sadly is no longer available, as Molto Bene! is closed. The pose, however, is from a newer pose designer and all around adorable person under the banner of Muse! Ellie has a few very affordable poses, as well as fantastic bruises for you roleplayers out there.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 36: Hot Cinnamon
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 37: Royal Blue (more info)
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Hot Cinnamon:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Havana (Oasis) -mesh-
Dress: Essences – Nile dress (B) -mesh- (My Attic @ the Deck)
Boots: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Clash Pose 3
Location: Pretty Island (Small Town of Green)

Royal Blue:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Cherry (Lush)
Sweater: Celoe – Jet Sweater (Blue/Madison) -mesh-
Pants: Entente – Classic Chinos (Yellow)
Shoes: FIR & MNA – Wavie Shoes
Pose: Muse – Broken Girl 2
Skybox: Molto Bene – B&W Parlor Skybox

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

Beast

This coat is from the Beast section of EPOCH Legend, which might be my favorite. Hard to decide, as all three are quite lovely builds. But Beast does have this Safari coat in a couple different colors, which I actually needed before things warm up in Hathian!

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Truth – Felecia (Oasis) -mesh- *new*
Jacket: Sleepy Eddy – Classic Safari Jacket (Khaki) (EPOCH Legend)
Tank: Fri.day – Basic Cami (White)
Pants: Entente – Deep Pocket Jean, Relaxed Femme (Symphony)
Shoes: HOC Industries – Bolts II
Pose: Magnifique – Big or Small Save Them All Pose 5

Three Years

Just over a year in SL, I’d pretty much had my fill. Made some nice friends, seen some things, but on the whole, it wasn’t doing much for me. New Year’s Day, I hung out at an old club affectionately knowing as TBR after not logging in for nearly a week. Through chance, I meet Vicious Sparrow, whom I come do adore over the course of the next 1.5 months. (And whom I definitely adore 3 years later, mushiemushieloveandhappiness.) I want to spend more time with him, but he’s roleplaying sometimes. Solution? Try out roleplay! Enter… the Crack Den.

On the grid since about 2006, it’s been the main reason I log into SL for 3 years now (sometime in the next week will be THE date, I just don’t know when it is). I’ve met tons of wonderful, creative people, some downright crazy ones, & have learned more about communication and management than I have in RL to date. It’s been an experience, and I look forward to more. So this! I dedicate to that wonderful community by pulling myself more towards my character’s more tomboyish roots (flashback). Plus, I love this Entente sweater, it’s so cozy.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Locked (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Sweater: Entente – Petit Ami Sweater (Burgundy/Grey Stripes) -mesh-
Shorts: Fishy Strawberry – Billy Denim Shorts (Garage)
Shoes: Gos – Wellingtons (Black) -mesh-
Pose: Glitterati – Beauty 1
Location: Hathian

Can’t Drive

As much fun as it is to girl-out in clothes, I’m a bit less feminine at heart, so thus, we have a more tomboy look. Sadly, couldn’t find a post that didn’t mess up the text on the t-shirt, but it says “you’re just a virgin who can’t drive.” If you’ve seen that classic movie, Clueless, you know what I mean (clip below).

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Fri.day – Nicole (Delighted Blonde)
Jacket: Reek – Laundry Day Hoodie (Red Plaid)
Shirt: [W]under – Clueless Tee
Pants: Entente – Deep Pocket Jean – Relaxed – Femme (Symphony)
Shoes: HOC Industries – Bolts II
Sunglasses: Hoorenbeek – Retro (Men)
Pose: JR – Waiting Bitch 1
Location: Virtual Decay

A Lesson in Good Marketing

Entente is a new store that just opened up last night officially at midnight as a collaboration of a few anonymous designers. Nothing unorthodox about that, we’ve seen it before (Armidi), and it’s worked out pretty well. But something different with this store than I’ve seen with other product launches has me just beyond impressed. Perhaps they already knew from their own brands how to put out feelers, and they certainly did, with teaser pictures on Flickr, pasted to Plurk.. being a mainly men’s store (for now, at least) would’ve been enough to get folks noticing, but the anticipation was palpable. People were excited for this new store.

Thank god it’s living up to the hype, cause while there’s a few items I’m so-so about, I’m also in love with these chinos. Bought two pairs, tempting myself with two more. It’s bad bad on my tight budget. Luckily, the pricing is very nice (between $100-350L for clothing/accessories), and the quality is there. Even this shirt, which has some distortion in certain poses, is clearly hand drawn with a good amount of effort.. and I’ve already bought two.

For the guys: you need to see it. Trust me.

My partner in crime here is Ms. Harvest Shipley, a longtime friend from the Crack Den who runs the blog Gorean Geek, which I’ve been following about as long as she’s been doing it (over a year now, with tons of posts!) She’s got a knack for pulling outfits together, both Gorean and not, using items that are Gorean and not, so it’s well worth checking out and following. Plus, the woman’s a workhorse, she updates so much!

Check out Harv’s post and style credits here!

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Me (Blonde 10)
Shirt: Entente – Saile Tee – Femme (Antique & Navy)
Pants: Entente – Classic Chinos – Femme (Green)
Shoes: FIR & MNA – Wavie Shoes
Scarf: Entente – Depp Snood (Salmon)  -mesh-
Makeup: Cheap Makeup – Light Shimmer Ghost