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

I guess I had a naive heart, cause boy, I let you have it

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I could spend all day over at It All Starts with a Smile exploring the autumnal setup Kaelyn Alecto has going on. As an entire sim full of picturesque spaces, you’ll find yourself like I did, staying long after the camera has been put away just to check out the views. I highly recommend a visit.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Lyric (1 side)
Top: Tee*fy – Rhea Unbutton Top (Sept Collabor88)
Pants: Blueberry – Tali Fall Pants
Waist: KITJA – Rebeca Waist Shirt
Shoes: Ingenue – Sabrina Flats (July Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – 3 Coin Necklace (July Epiphany)
Pose: Voir Animations – [St pose 34]
Location: Heavenly Groove (It all starts with a smile)

When September Ends

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I could not be more excited for Autumn this year, because at least in my city, it has been hot and so very humid. Over it. It’s time to break out my traditional reading of Sleepy Hollow, put up the Fall garlands (oh yes), and celebrate some decorative gourds.

One of my favorite sims to take pictures on is Izzie’s Mainstore, because every season, she changes around the entire area into something new and perfect, utilizing current items from other stores even (like Hive‘s rare Barn from the Arcade! Beautiful.) Had to break out a few recent finds, like the new comfy sweater from Truth’s clothing brand, ALT by Truth, available at Uber, and these perfectly fit new pants from Neve! With so many jeans in my inventory, it was about time I mixed it up.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Naara
Top: ALT by Truth – College Sweater (September Uber)
Pants: Neve – Artist Corduroy
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Jewelry: Izzie’s – 3 Coin Necklace, Izzie’s – Eternity Bracelet
Pose: Marukin – WS_FEMME – Parisian Maiden
Location: Izzies

Electric Boogaloo

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I think since I started this blog 3+ years ago, I’ve wanted to use that title. And while it’s sadly for a post inspired by Breakin’ 2, it is inspired by what’s actually been among my favorite rounds of Uber so far! And I wasn’t sure what to expect; neon and Miami can go a few different ways. But I bought so much, and I just wanna wear it all… all the time! But I’m a child of the 80’s, neon is in our blood, isn’t it?

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Blair (May Uber)
Dress: Foxes – Breezy Dress (Summer) (May Uber)
Shoes: Just Design – Flash (Fluo Green) (May Uber)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes
Jewelry: Izzie’s – Miami Neon set (May Uber)
Chair: Pixel Mode – Bubble Chair (May Uber)

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
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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)

Campus

Another find at this month’s Collabor88 is this preppy sweater from Tres Blah, just in time for Autumn! Magika‘s also bringing out more of the gorgeous full hair I can only dream of having for real, this one courtesy of a gift from my awesome amiga, Malice! Makes me wanna walk around saying, “Oh, Dahhhling…”

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Tendency -mesh-
Sweater: Tres Blah – Preppy Sweater (Green) -mesh- (September Collabor88)
Skirt: UFO – Cocoon Bells (Always Lace) -mesh-
Socks: Izzie’s – Garter Socks (White)
Shoes: HOC Industries – Platform Pumps
Glasses: Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses (Black)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red)
Pose: Long Awkward Pose – HS-Slow
Location: Black Bottom

Freeze Frame

There’s a ton of fun pose props available this year at the Vintage Fair, put on by CHIC management. One above you can find at Motionless, which my buddy Harvest the Geek & I are so aptly demonstrating like children of the 80’s. Izzie’s went all out with the accessories, including nails, sunglasses, headbands, bangles (the latter two part of a free gift!), and then there’s these metallic leggings. Evidently, they go with anything, like this Leri Miles Design dress or that Crash Republic Confetti too. It’s all awesome.

Hopscotch has a few pose props out as well, including this prop called Through the Keyhole. I’m only showing three poses here, but there’s seven built into it, and it’s mesh! Also at the fair, opening August 4th, is this new dress from KIM, an adorable mesh short retro number in a few color choices that you’ll have to demo just to see how cute it looks.

Be sure to check out Harv’s post later on today!

On Peri:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Hair: Elikatira – Control (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Top: Leri Miles Design – Veronica Blouse (Happiness) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Pants: Izzie’s – Metallic Leggings (Tomato) (Vintage Fair 2012)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Favorite Leather Flats (Black) -mesh-
Bracelets: Izzie’s – 80’s Rainbow Bangles -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Sunglasses: Izzie’s – 80’s Sunglasses (Vintage Fair) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Pose: Motionless – Old Street (Vintage Fair 2012)
Location: Devils Moon

On Harvest:
Skin: Belleza – Lilly V2 (Pale 5)
Hair: Elikatira – Midnight (White 05) -mesh-
Freckles: LAQ – Freckles & Beauty Marks (Freckles 02), Illusory – Love (Milk, Smoked)
Top: Crash Republic – Confetti Tee (Yellow) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Pants: Izzie’s – Metallic Leggings (Ocean) (Vintage Fair 2012)
Bodysuit: Gawk – Sports Body (Pink)
Shoes: Fri.day – Basic Flats (Yellow)
Legwarmers: Gawk – Wool Legwarmers (Black)
Bracelets: Izzie’s – 80’s Rainbow Bangles -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Sunglasses: Izzie’s – 80’s Sunglasses (Vintage Fair) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Nails: Izzie’s – 80’s Nails (Vintage Fair 2012)
Earrings: Intrigue Co – Eiffel Tower (Orange) -mesh- (previous Collabor88)
Eyelashes: Izzie’s – Eyelashes v1.06
Pose: Motionless – Old Street (Vintage Fair 2012)
Location: Devils Moon

On Peri 2:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Locked (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Dress: KIM – Coco Vintage Dress (Black) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Shoes: Schadenfreude – Carnaby Boots (White) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Pose: Hopscotch – Through the Keyhole (Vintage Fair 2012)

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

52 Weeks of Color – Thistle, Pueblo, & Deep Pink

Who has two thumbs and is playing catch-up on this challenge? This girl! Because I need to be up in about 5 hours, I shall make this quick. The top in Thistle is from Atomic’s offering at the last Dressing Room Blue cycle (not out now, but a gorgeous skin is in it’s place), and the necklace is RezIpsa Loc’s offering for the very last Super Bargain Saturday! Very sad to see that Weekly sale end – it was run so well and always had great stores.

Secondly, a dive into my inventory found a sweater from one of my first favorite stores, looong time SL fashion staple Nyte ‘N Day, that fit perfectly with Pueblo. I meant to check, but I believe this is still out in an array of colors. Amazing what organizing can do.

Lastly, one VIP group that has always served us shoppers well is Aura’s, and a few changes have been made. Most notably, the percentage from sales in credit has gone up and all gifts are going to be moved to a convenient gift wall. Including this crazy pink strapless backless sexilious dress! The price of the group has gone up as well a bit, but this one is worth it. Really worth it. Tyr’ll treat you good, & with underboob.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 18: Thistle
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 19: Pueblo
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 20: Deep Pink (more info)
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Thistle
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Shag – Your Wish (Bombshell)
Top: Atomic – Vital Top (Lavender) (Stumblebum Brigade)
Skirt: Mon Tissu – Oxford Pencil Skirt (Charcoal) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes2, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Lipstick (Faded Wine)
Necklace: RezIpsa Loc – Owly Necklace (Magenta) (Last Super Bargain Saturday)
Pose: Marukin – Filgree – Cartesier

Pueblo
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Heart (Honeycomb)
Top: Nyte ‘n Day – Snug Sweater (Brown)
Pants: Izzie’s – Tweed Pants (Beige)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes1
Pose: Magnifique – Bikini Model Pose 5

Deep Pink
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Breeze (Lush)
Top: Aura – Racing Stripe Club Backless Mini’s (Pink) (Group Gift!)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes1, Acid & Mala – Eyeshadow Duo (Teal & Blue Sea)
Pose: oOo Studio – Jubilant Four

Source Code

Named for my male counterpart, Jared Source, who was a good sport while I raced through about five different versions of my outfit, patiently waiting in his one version. Venus ‘n Mars, right? Coincidently, we’re both wearing pants from Ronsem, a store I found a few months ago through Harvest at Gorean Geek, and while I usually wear ’em with flip flops, winter months demand a bit more cover, via some oldie but goodie combat boots from Abyss.

ON PERI
Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Fri.day – Dylan (Delighted Blond)
Sweater: Izzie’s – Winter Sweater (Grey)
Pants: Ronsem – Cargo 11 (Umber)
Shoes: The Abyss – NAU Combat Boots (Unisex)
Pose: Glitterati – Don’t Mention It
Location: Dead End

ON JARED
Skin: Belleza – Ashton (Pale 1 Hair)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Starburst Eyes (Green)
Hair: Drot – The Adam (Smoke)
Beard Tattoo Layer: Fruk – Face Fuzz (Heavy Stubble)
Tattoo Layer: Fruk – Guyliner & Night on the booze
Jacket: Scars – Short Jacket [Black]
Turtleneck: Mr Poet – Cape Coat TurtleNeck and KnitScarf
Glasses: Reek – Park Shades
Pants: Ronsem – Cargo Pants (Black)
Fingertape: SiniStyle – Taped Fist
Shoes: HOC Apparel – Hocs Lowtops (Classic)