Dunwich Macabre

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Dipping away from the norm, I found myself back at an old favorite gem in SL. It’s a long-standing sim based on the fictional town of Innsmouth, with its inherent creepiness amplified by my own personal soundtrack of Lovecraftian tunes, like this one from Caleb Hennessey. While it’s all pre-mesh, the effort remains unparalleled, especially for us Cthulhu enthusiasts.

I explored and crept around in a few new gems from Collabor88. Tres Blah put out the cutest set of regular and Halloween sweaters that finally fit the one shoulder look perfectly. Also, just in time for the coming winter season, Fri.day has a set of leg warmers out with a version for your favorite boots.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Little Bones – May
Top: Tres Blah – Olsen Sweatshirt (Bones) (October Collabor88)
Skirt: Blueberry – Distressed Skirt
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer Tights
Socks: Fri.day – Marnie Warmers (October Collabor88)
Shoes: Livalle – Nymph Lace-up Boots (Winter)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Pose: Fri.day – Rumor Pose 1
Location: Innsmouth

Down the Rabbit Hole

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And thus begins life with a mesh head. That’s what I figured out after a week of demoing heads, skins, and body appliers to figure out which I liked the best. When it was becoming a bit overwhelming, I realized maybe I didn’t want to do this yet. And as I took off the head I’d been testing, I realized… I can’t go back. The smoothness and ease, look and feel, was already becoming in my eyes better than my old system head look (even though I loved it very much).

Maybe it shouldn’t have been such a process, but let me just say – if you are a picky person like me, who changes skins once very 1-2 years with no major shape changes for about 7 years, then be prepared. Diving into the world of Mesh Heads will take you awhile, too. Tones might be off, or the body texturing doesn’t match the quality of the face. Yes, some even still have an issue with seams. Demo demo demo.

Finally, though, for now I’ve settled on Lelutka’s Karin with a Glam Affair skin. I also have Catwa’s Candy that I have both a Glam Affair skin and a Lara Hurley skin to use, should I feel so inclined.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Kora
Top: Addams – Amy Crop Top (June Uber)
Skirt: Addams – Amy Long Skirt (June Uber)
Shoes: Fri.day – Dusty Sandals (May Collabor88)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Pose: Marukin – Berry (hy02-04)
Location: Hathian

Power of Three (Pose Fair 2015, Part I)

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My favorite time of year has arrived! Pose Fair 2015 opened its doors on Saturday, and within this annual event are over 90 pose designers with new, exclusive poses for your photographic needs. RIDIC Poses has a few new sets out that I love, especially this triple set Tripsie. It’s perfect for showcasing what me & these two lovely ladies emptied our wallets on at this round of Collabor88! I also found a new-to-me designer, Nata Poses, with a number of static poses that I bought for future poses. Check them out – Pose Fair 2015 is open until April 25th!

Thank you to both Alex & Skye for posing with me! Check out both of their blogs for more of these ladies’ style!

On Alex (left):
Body: Slink – Physique
Skin: The Skinnery – Blair
Eyes: S0NG – Sublime
Hair: Taketomi – Arata
Dress: OAKEN by Noodles – Lauren Dress (April Collabor88)
Pants: Erratic – Printed Leggings (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Hucci – Jinan Sandal (April Collabor88)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears
Makeup: Pink Fuel – Harley Sheer Gloss – Dolly Red, New Faces – Vanity liner
Jewelry: FAUX – Pop Lock & Drop It Necklace (Gold), Cae – Wanderlust Paris, Schadenfreude – Sloth Wee Beastie Ring, Schadenfreude – Lion Wee Beastie Ring, Magic Nook – Simple Ring (Gold), Yummy – Dianity Tiara Ring (Blue), Noodles – Initial Bracelet Gold, Magic Nook – Sweet Thing Ring (Gold)

On Peri (middle):
Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Mithral – Lithium (Blondes)
Dress: Emery – Cherie Dress (April Collabor88)
Sweater: Fashionably Dead – Wrapped Jacket (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Fri.day – Juliette Boots
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO

On Skye (right):
Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: DeeTalez – Anka
Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes
Hair: Catwa – Rosy
Dress: Atomic’s NOIR – Pretty in Punk (April Collabor88)
Shoes: Remarkable Oblivion – Helvetica Heels
Makeup: DeeTaleZ – Makeup BLACK Eyeliner A
Jewelry: Cae – Eternity Ring, L&B “Trinity” Wedding Band

Pose 1: RIDIC Poses – Tripsie (Pose Fair 2015)
Pose 2: Nata Poses – Pose 27, Pose 26, Pose 04 (Pose Fair 2015)
Location: Hathian

Slopes

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If you’ve ever owned a puffy vest in RL, you know just how amazing it is. Normally made with down feathers, it traps in heat within your core, and it’s comfy to boot! I was so happy to see Tres Blah came out with one for this round of Collabor88, along with thermals to put underneath, because they’re both pretty perfect! And while I don’t get cold in SL, nor snowboard in both lives, it sure doesn’t hurt to look the part, eh? Both fit well with the FLite boots from this round of The Arcade and FLite googles that you can pick up at Winter Trend!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine (Soft/Ocean)
Hair: Clawtooth – Snug as a Bug (December Collabor88)
Shirt: Tres Blah – Thermal (Stripes) (December Collabor88)
Vest: Tres Blah – Puff Vest (Black) (December Collabor88)
Pants: JPdsg – Sweatpants (Black)
Shoes: FLite – A-Solo Snow Boots (Black) (December ’14 Arcade)
Gloves: Mutresse – Gushi Gloves (Black)
Goggles: FLite – A-Solo Goggles (Retro) (Winter Trend)
Snowboard: Remarkable Oblivion – Snowboard (Sugoi) (September ’13 Arcade)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Careless 3
Location: Cloverdale

All the Single Ladies (Pose Fair 2014, Part I)

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Today begins my favorite event of the year: Pose Fair 2014, presented by The Hottie Cooterati Experience! Don’t get me wrong, there’s many great events every month, and a special few rank very high in my book. But I have the most fun with Pose Fair, because to me, poses are what hold a photo together. Plus I get to stock up on my supply without having to run sim to sim to sim; it’s all on one. The sim will open up Saturday, April 19th (today!) at Noon SLT. (URL to be provided here once the event opens!)

I was lucky enough to get into the fair early, and spent more than I meant to. But that just means there’s a lot to preview for you. Breaking it down first is what I use the most – single female poses. Mien has a fun pose set out for mock selfies that comes with it’s own iphone-like prop to use. Fri.day and Marukin also both have new singles pose sets out, which any look at my archive here will tell you… they are among my favorite. Simple and clean, neither ever disappoint. A good investment for any photo-fiend!

I can’t go without mentioning the clothes, of course. ColdLogic has another spring set out, with three belted dresses available. And over at the 100 Block event, you’ll find these sandals from Reign – a new to me store with shoes that emptied my wallet. This hair from Magika is actually a modified version, but there’s now a proper short haired (no braids) version available called Shimmer, so be sure to pick that up!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Shine (modified)
Dress: coldLogic – Timm (Khaki + Coral belt)
Shoes: Reign – Spartan Sandals (Coral)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes (Black), Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Summer Hoop, Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop necklace
Pose: Mien – Selfie 4 & 2, Fri.day – Monday 5, Fri.day – Careless 4 & 5, Marukin – Parisian Maiden, Call Me When You Need Me (all available at Pose Fair 2014)
Location: Story of Infinite

Climbing

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I’ve been back on a fashion binge as of late, much to the chagrin of my SL wallet. But when your favorite stores & events keep coming out with stuff like this? Who am I to resist, honestly. (Let’s forget about restraint right now.)

A new round of Collabor88 debuted on the 8th, and UFO & BCC teamed up to bring these holey jeans. Since they’re a special design concerning the texture & alpha, I did have to adjust my legs a bit so that they didn’t poke through. But I have a few specially adjusted shapes in my inventory anyway for these occasions, it’ll work! The inspiration this round is a space age theme, giving us gems like this Galaxias necklace from Noodles.

DeeTalez also release these adorable cardigans not too long ago that fit really well again my avatar, and I just love the way they drape. One of my favorite stores, and for a reason!

Lastly, this blog will be changing addresses shortly – please update your links to http://heyperina.com!

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Rowen (Light Blonde)
Tank: Fri.day – Cliquester Tank (Artist)
Sweater: DeeTalez – Mesh Cardigan (Grey Colors)
Pants: UFO & BCC – Point Damage Vintage Denim (Blue) (February Collabor88)
Shoes: Hucci – Embessa Sandal (Poppy Red)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Jewelry: Noodles – Galaxias Necklace (Green) (February Collabor88), Bliensen & MaiTai – Aurora Earrings
Pose: Flowey – See Me Runnin
Location: Horizon Dream

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

Tunnel Vision

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When I got too busy (well, too distracted) for blogging, I had a good handful of images I’d done and posts nearly ready to go. I should’ve just bit the bullet and posted back then, and while I’ve trashed a few tragic mistakes, there are a few I’m still very keen on. This dress. I’m so very keen on this dress. I coveted it for months before finally buying it back in May (original post title: May Day), and even this week, I’ve worn it for three days. As my friend Zero warned me, “it starts to smell.” Suppose I should change… tomorrow.

Bonus: an alternative shot I took without editing while playing around with Windlights

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Interrupt (Blonde 10)
Dress: Celoe – Poppy Dress (Rose)
Shoes: Slink – Aussie Thongs (Black)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Pose: Fri.day – Cheeky Pose 3
Location: Miniascape

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 РRobert 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