This Bird Has Flown

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I know some of you are stuck in lower temperatures still, but down here in the South, mid-70s and sunshine are making every venture outdoors lovely. Though, admittedly, also brief, because… allergies, too. Anyway, ColdLogic was right on cue, recently unveiling a line of spring dresses that you can pick up right at the main store. Truth, too.. releasing a hair tailor made for warm breezy days. It’s over at Uber, and comes both with and without the hat!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Armelle (w/ Hat) (available at Uber)
Dress: ColdLogic – Turner (Onyx)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Lisa Sandals
Feet: Slink – Womens Rigged Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO
Accessories: Yummy – Pendulum Necklace, Maitreya – Mesh Shopper (Minsk)
Pose: Exposeur – 3.15 Gift 2M
Location: Heart Song (Blithe)

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 – Cosmic Purple & Ghost White

 

My crusade to complete all 52 Weeks of Color is nearly complete, and while I’m behind (beyond behind), and perhaps cheating at times… by golly, I’m gonna get it done. The corset set above for Ghost White is one of the new mesh sets you’ll find over at Blacklace these days, purveyor of all things sexy since… forever, and the pose being another sultry set from Exposeur, bought during one of Ruby’s lovely sales lately. Thanks to Mr. Harper for being a willing model! For Cosmic Purple, a party dress from Tres Blah, released at Collabor88 some time ago, and a pose out of ibang‘s offering at The Arcade, which is still going strong AND far less full now!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 42: Cosmic Purple
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 43: Ghost White (more info)
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Ghost White:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Listen (Blonde 10)
Corset Set: Blacklace – Kiana Bridal Mesh Corset (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Exposeur – Starlight

Cosmic Purple:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Conclusion (Blonde 10)
Dress: Tres Blah – Amor Fati Dress (Plum)
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Standard Brown)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Izzie’s – Autumn Eyeshadow (Purple)
Pose: ibang – Sassy 3 (The Arcade)

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

52 Weeks of Color – Aqua Island

One part of SL I’ve been neglecting a bit is my shop, Hometown. It’s nothing much; just a couple of homes, skyboxes, and mesh items (such as fountains) that were made while this was a partnership. But it’s going back to just me again, and in a new location. Crack Den‘s my home in many ways, so why not make it my shop’s home, too, eh? I’m not quite showing it off here, though, cause I have some work to do. Namely a bit of update on the branding, and some new builds to complete. I’m sure there’s more than a few of you out there who know where I’m at on that – half a dozen partial build homes or commercial properties, just waiting for some love (& texturing.. maybe some doors). Anyway, while I work on that (& nearly finish getting caught up on this challenge with a Leri Miles dress & hair from Fashionably Dead – available at the Hair Fair 2012 til tomorrow), feel free to visit & check it out.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 30: Aqua Island (more info)
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Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Fashionably Dead – Saturday (Blond 7) (Hair Fair 2012) -mesh-
Dress: Leri Miles Design – Sheena Halter Dress (Melon) -mesh-
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (White) -mesh-
Pose: Exposeur – TM UL ’12 (Kyle)
Location: [HT] Hometown main store

Ribbons

Schadenfreude released a gorgeously designed dress for this month’s Collabor88 with some exquisite detailing on the back. The way the fabric bunches along the ribbon, and then the ribbon itself, is just.. gorgeous. In three versions of a white dress (shaded with some darkness and pink), you can pick it up until August 7th or so, though items may come down sooner to set up for the next month.

Thank you to the gorgeous Alexia for sitting with me for the shot! Check out her new blog over at Say You Want Me!

On Peri:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Clawtooth – Glamazon (Bombshell Blonde) -mesh-
Dress: Schadenfreude – Eala Dress (Ivory) (July Collabor88) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefoot (Rigged) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes1
Pose: Exposeur – Blissful 18
Location: Innsmouth

On Alexia:
Skin: Al Vulo – Debbie (Natural Bronze)
Eyes: NP – Silent Eyes (Garden)
Hair: LeLutka – Trend (Coal Mine) -mesh-
Dress: Schadenfreude – Eala Dress (Taupe) (July Collabor88) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Jolie Pied Barefoot Flat
Makeup: KOSH – Smooth Cat Eyeshadow (Wine)
Pose: Flowey – Reflecting You
Location: Innsmouth

Only in Dreams

This month’s round of Collabor88 is coming to a close in just a week’s time, so be sure to stop over and get what you can before it’s gone. I’ve been wearing this dress from Tres Blah off and on since I got it, and had yet to blog it. Reminds me about one of those lovely dreams you wake up from just feeling fantastic. And the pose is part of a set that’s being retired at Exposeur, which is haven’t a 50L set sale as Ruby prepares to move to her own sim! Sale ends on 5/31, so don’t miss out!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Tashia (Mirage) -mesh-
Dress: Tres Blah – Daydream Babydoll (Cream) -mesh- (May’s Collabor88)
Feet: SLink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes1, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Lipstick (Faded Brick)
Pose: Exposeur – Angel 6 (50L set til 5/31!)

Fantasy Faire 2012 Preview I – Grim Bros & Moonlight Obsession

For those really into the side of SL and gaming that explores the extraordinary & mystical side, whether its through roleplay or normal time inworld, the Fantasy Faire is your shopping event of the year. Running from April 21-29 & supporting Relay For Life, this week-long event is housed on eight sims and filled with nearly any type of fantasy genre you can think of. On the Meandervale sim, you’ll find Grim Bros and Moonlight Obsession, whom I’m previewing for you today!

Grim Bros, a store by Cutea Benelli, is full of gowns, gear, & gadgets that are full steampunk, cyberpunk, post-apoc.. you get the idea. I don’t often get to wear clothes from those genres, rping on a modern day urban sim (well – it could fit, but not for my character), so it was fun to break these out. Both of these dresses, Gingham Lady & Patchwork Princess (among many other items!), will be featured at the Fantasy Faire.

Also on the Meanderville sim is Moonlight Obsession. A store by Lunaria Eclipse, MO is a great place for fantasy avatar needs, especially in the fairy aspect. Featured below is a full avatar that she’ll have available at the Fantasy Faire (minus the hair), called Dragonfly Fairy. All items (skin, shape, eyes, modesty clothes, all attachements like the wings, antenna, and ears) will also be sold individually, too, should you only need a few pieces! This is also a genre I don’t get to venture out into much at all (well, outside of WoW, that is!), so I had a fun prancing around pretending for this.

Pictures 1:

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Blush (Honeycomb) -mesh-
Dress: Grim Bros – Gingham Lady (Pink)* (RFL item at Fantasy Faire 2012)
Makeup: Over the Moon – Evening Eyeshadow, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red)
Pose: Glitterati – Formality 9
Location: Steampunk (Joy of Steampunk Museum – under renovations, but surrounding areas still up)

Pictures 1:

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Capture -mesh-
Dress: Grim Bros – Patchwork Princess gown* (RFL item at Fantasy Faire 2012)
Makeup: Over the Moon – Evening Eyeshadow, Fishy Strawberry –
Pose: Exposeur – Blissful 18 (available at Pose Fair 2012)
Location: Elven Forest

Picture 3:

Full Avatar: Moonlight Obsession – Dragonfly Fairy (Blue)* (includes skin, shape, physics, eyes, lashes, wings, antenna, ears, & modesty clothing pieces) (RFL item at Fantasy Faire 2012)
Hair: Lamb – Heart (My Little Pony)
Pose: Purple Poses – Wall (available at Pose Fair 2012)
Location: HappyMood (Happy Mood mainstore)

*denotes a promotional item

District Sleeps Alone

If you’re looking for a sale, head over to Truth District, where a bunch of stores have items up to 50% off! Keep in mind you need to be in the Truth District Update Group to have access (250L join fee). I picked up another pair of the Gos Triumph boots (not pictured) cause I couldn’t help myself.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Just (Blond 10)
Top: Kyoot – Antiqued Autumn (Cream)
Pants: Celoe – Dade Slacks (Kabul) -mesh-
Shoes: Ty Zvezda – Shuffle Flats (Brown)
Glasses: Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses (Black)
Makeup: Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)
Pose: Exposeur – Top Model 2012 Intro (Kyle)