I Feel It Fade

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How amazing are these leather pants from Pixicat at this month’s Collabor88? There are other versions available with animated textures ‘n all, but just look at the shine on those thighs… I didn’t edit that in! Just fantastic.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Karlie
Top: Candydoll – Dana Shirt (White) (July FaMeshed)
Pants: Pixicat – Fall Tights (Leather) (October Collabor88)
Makeup: Glam Affair – Debby Lips 12 (October Collabor88)
Accessories: Yummy – Karina Glasses (Black), Magic Nook – Summer Hoops
Pose: Voir Animations – ST Pose 34
Location: Dead End

Waiting Game

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Newness abounds at both Shiny Shabby & N21! It’s not often I shop and immediately blog something, but the stars aligned with this one (artist inspiration helps). RK Poses has a single female set for sale at the former, along with a few couples poses and single male; very much adoring the quality here. AND.. over at N21, an event that took mucho money from me this round, Fashionably Dead has these perfect knit dresses for sale. I had to grab two.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Fenella [Hat]
Dress: Fashionably Dead – Knit Basic Dress (Navy) (September N21)
Shoes: Reign – Boho Laced Sandals (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Accessories: Kunst – Cigarette #2, Magic Nook – Summer Hoop
Pose: RK Poses – Jas 2 (Shiny Shabby)
Location: Dead End

No One’s Watching

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I had resisted diving into mesh heads for quite awhile now for the same reason I rarely ever get a new skin – I am picky. Way overly picky. And once I did start to check them out, I realized too how extensive and diverse the options are now. From skin to skin, lips to eyes, every option changes the look, and thus finding a fit for who my avatar has always been… well, it was a rabbit hole, for sure! I’m still in it, actually, but I’ve mostly settled for now on a lovely Glam Affair skin from this June’s round of Collabor88 (not used for this shot, but to be seen soon). More on that to come!

One trend I am loving in SL these days for us photo enthusiasts is main stores decorating the remainder of their sims in very picturesque settings. It’s lovely to visit, use for photographs, and especially in the case of my friend Lundy’s store, Hive, I found myself idling long after I was done just enjoying the setting while working on other things.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: League – Luna (sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Elira (May Uber)
Top: ISON – Cropped Button Up (Navy Stripe) (June Collabor88)
Skirt: Blueberry – Letia
Shoes: FLite – Lowtop Ducks (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips) (Summerfest)
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops
Pose: oOo Poses – Ballerina Five
Location: Honeycomb (Hive mainstore)

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

So Ridic

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A big reason why I try not to blog too many event-specific items is because I find more often now that RL gets in my way of actually sitting down to hammer out posts before said event ends. Thankfully, quite a few items you can then find in store, just like these poses from RIDIC, just recently out at The Hottie Cooterati Experience‘s Rhapsody! Mixing singles, friends, and couples, you’ll find a very cute array of poses perfect for your pictures.

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Magika – Reading
Top: Tres Blah – Summer Kimono (Casual) (Summerfest ’14), Baiastice – Luli Bikini (Blue Stripes) (June Collabor88)
Pants: Maitreya – BF Jean Shorts (Dirty) (June Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Accessories: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses

On Alex:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley (Latte)
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ice – Spring Eye
Hair: Truth – Honey (Reds)
Outfit: Hucci – Poetic Romper (Crisp)
Shoes: Ingenue – Fiona Wedges (Pearl)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: [Gang/Cold] – Eyeliner “Cat”, Pink Fuel – Freckles Across Nose (Latte, Dark), Pink Fuel – Harley Lipstick (Latte, Cherry), Cheap Makeup – Babysitters Club Lashes
Accessories: Yummy – Guardian Charms – Gold, Mandala – Steking Ears, BOOM – Friendship Bracelet (Teal), BOOM – Knit Friendship Bracelet (Cross), BOOM – Knit Friendship Bracelet (Princess), *GFD* ~ Knuckle Ring (Infinity) Gold, Glow Studio – Watch-ing me (Gold), Magic Nook – Simple Ring (Gold), Noodles – Delicate Heart Ring Gold, Noodles – Royalty Crown Ring Gold

Pose: RIDIC Poses – Peace, Ride

Would?

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Today at 12pm SLT, make your way over to Rhapsody, a new music-themed event put on by the The Hottie Cooterati Experience! (Check out the event schedule here!) Over in the Punk section, you’ll find this plaid sweater from Abhor & Adore and this wicked hair from Mina (check out the mohawk available, too!) While this tank from R3volt isn’t a Rhapsody feature, be sure to check them out in the main entry area!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Mina Hair – Jett/Brett (Blondes) (Rhapsody)
Top: R3volt – Anika Tanktop (V3)
Pants: Tres Blah – Astrid Denim Cut Offs (Summerfest ’14)
Shoes: Phunk – Combat Boot
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 7
Accessories: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops, Hoorenbeek – Retro Sunglasses, Adore & Abhor – Punk Waist-Tied Shirt (Punk Plaid) (Rhapsody)
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall [M] 01
Location: Virtual Decay

 

Game Day

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The time has finally come for the World Cup again, and the day is here when USA begins their time in Brazil. So far, it’s been five days of Heaven for me, with game after game after game everyday… can’t all days be like this? Watching my personal favorites (outside of my own country), Germany, show off exactly why they are the best has already made my day. And tonight, we’ll see how far USA have come with a beloved German at the helm. I could go on and on, but let’s keep this short; Iran v Nigeria is on.

One of my favorite things I picked up from this round of Collabor88 has been these shorts from Maitreya. Often shorts don’t fit well with my shape’s hips + thigh combo, but these work perfectly! I’ve barely taken them off since the first! I’m also in love with these new cute shoes from Reign, reminding me of a pair I have sitting in my closet now. A final bit of brand newness – Truth released two styles last night, including this fantastically wavey ponytail. And, while not new, pick up your country tee from BOOM.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Truth – Honey (Light Blondes)
Top: BOOM – Twenty-Three Tee (USA)
Pants: Maitreya – BF Jean Shorts (Dirty) (June Collabor88)
Shoes: Reign – Petal Hoppers (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Marquessa Necklace (Diamond), Magic Nook – Summer Hoop (Silver)
Pose: Glitterati – Football 2
Location: Hathian

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

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

Safe to Shore

You know how sometimes you’ll see a hair style in SL that you just wish you could duplicate in real life? Yeah. This would be it. First born child naming rights to the person who can get my hair to look this gorgeous for real. Newish release from Elikatira, it’s mesh and sits so perfectly along my avatar. I’ve also been wearing gift that was set out at Hucci for a few days; there’s many other designs available, and it molds very well to the body, too.

Post named simply for the song on heavy rotation right now. Seriously, this whole album is just perfection: Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks.

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Spark (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Top: Hucci – Ramara Top (Group Gift) -mesh-
Pants: Celoe – Dade Slacks (Kabul) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Brown) -mesh-
Earrings: Magic Nook – Baroque Earrings (Royal Blue)
Necklace: Glow Studio – Tassels Long Necklace
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Pose: Glitterati – Beauty 003
Location: The Looking Glass