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)

Most Likely to…

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I enjoy doing photo challenges in RL, and have always wished to dive into blog challenges, too. Aside from Luna Jubilee‘s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge (which I need to finish off the last 4 weeks), I haven’t done many… or any? Anyway, no time like the new year to start.

Strawberry Singh is reigniting her regular Monday Memes, and has picked a fun one for the first of 2015: Second Life Yearbook Smile. Check out her post here for info and try it out! I used the AnyPose Expression HUD (free!) to do my smile, and blended two photos (with and without the HUD activated) since the toothsmile setting made my eyes all squinty. There is some setting in SL that slows animations, but if you release the toothsmile check and quickly snap the photo, you may just catch yourself looking slightly more natural.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Andrea (Rye)
Top: League – Croppped Mohair Sweater (Navy Gradiant)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: EarthStones – Mahika Necklace, Maxi Gossamer – Keisha Earrings (E3)
Pose: !bang – Stand 212

Face the Day

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie (Rye)
Dress: Mon Tissu – Frock Dress (Navy)
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (Original Wash)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (Chestnut)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Long Awkward Pose – SU Hands Up 1
Location: Hathian

52 Weeks of Color – Amaranth & Antique Brass

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 40: Amaranth
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 41: Antique Brass (more info)
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Amaranth:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amandine (Rye) -mesh-
Top: League – Trapeze Tank (Nebula) -mesh-
Shorts: Cynful – Zia Denim Shorts (Black) -mesh-
Shoes: Gos – Triumph Boots (Black) -mesh-
Stockings: Erratic – Ripped Stockings (Black)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Annette Chain Necklace (Silver), Aura – Phosphorus (Pink)
Makeup: Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red), Fishy Strawberry – Kokeshi Eyes v2 (Wet Pink), Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Pose: Status – October Gift 16
Location: Hathian

Antique Brass:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Control (Blonde 10)
Top: Fri.day – Ballet Tee (Pumpkin Stripe) (Last FLF special)
Pants: BOOM – Threadbare Manchesters (Mud) -mesh- (November Collabor88)
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Standard Brown) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Muse – Broken Girl 3
Location: Garden of Dreams

Belted

A good pair of jeans can be hard to find for the sole reason of the texturing. Some photosource, some handdraw, but when it looks right, it looks amazing! And I love how Ivy retextured Tyr’s already fabulous bell-bottom jeans for Auxiliary‘s offering at this month’s Collabor88. There’s quite a few combinations to choose from, all with this belt built in, which I think is really the biggest win!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie (Rye) -mesh-
Tank: Chemistry – Echo Tank Top (white) -mesh-
Pants: Auxiliary – Belted Bells (Navy) -mesh- (November Collabor88)
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Brown) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1,
Pose: Fri.day – Stare Pose 5
Location: Hathian

52 Weeks of Color – Russett & Feldgrau

Oh, hello there! Been awhile, right? I know. The last month has been spent moving apartments (a process that took at least 2 weeks, and was actually two moves… don’t ask), and getting deep into some roleplay. Alas, this fell by the wayside. Not just the challenge, but blogging in general. But! All seems to be settling now, so here comes the first of many.

I love both of the tops in these shots, since the tank at paper.doll fits one of my mesh shapes perfectly, and this Ducknipple tank/sweater combo comes with a HUD for color change options. Both fabulous & already in my regular wardrobe rotation.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 34: Russett
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 35: Feldgrau (more info)
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Russett:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Tendency -mesh-
Tank: Paper.doll – Sheer Sequin Tank (Silver) -mesh- (Swag Fest)
Pants: Tres Blah – Leather Leggings (Black) -mesh-
Shoes: Celoe – Xylia Pumps (Spicy Mix) -mesh-
Necklace: Aura – Ethereal Prayer Beads -mesh-
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 2, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red)
Pose: Fri.day – Cheeky Pose 2

Feldgrau:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais (Rye) -mesh-
Sweater/Tank: Ducknipple – Off-Shoulder vest w/ Tanktop -mesh-
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry – Peyote Mini (Wash A)
Belt: Nyte ‘n Day – Ginger Belt (Burnt/Burnt Studs)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall F01

Hair Fair 2012

I think the fashion community in SL might be obsessed with fairs, because we have so many, but one staple that happens every year is the Hair Fair. In a massive event supporting Wigs For Kids, there’s over 4 sims of big brands, small brands, and some poking their head up out of clothes and into hair. The build’s very easy to navigate, though I suspect it’ll be laggy the first few days (or damn near impossible to get into), but luckily you’ll have from July 14 to the 29th. And guys: there’s plenty awesomeness for you, too!

I tend to pick up mostly what I’ll use on a regular basis (helloooo budget!), so I grabbed four for now (plus a few of the awesome free gifts – look for those). The first is one of a few new styles over at Wasabi Pills, all mesh, which might become a new standard OOC hair for me; it’s poifect. Then, Decoy has this perfectly wavy haired look, also mesh, that has an alpha in case your scalp is a bit bigger like mine. Alice went nuts over at Alice Project and has like.. six? I think six new hairs available with her easy to use HUDs, so you can match it to the right color you like. And then finally, I picked up this hair from Heartless, a store I wasn’t familiar with before now, and it’s a great spunky ponytail. The only downside for me is that it’s no modify, so I can’t tint it to match my other hurrs. I’ll survive!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair 1: Wasabi Pills – (Rye) -mesh-
Hair 2: Decoy – Aella (Ash Blonde) -mesh-
Hair 3: Alice Project – Helga -mesh-
Hair 4: Heartless – Eva (Ash Blonde)
Lingerie: Whippet & Buck – Frilly Little Knickers (Unhappy Rainbow)

52 Weeks of Color – Pistachio

Again with the FaMESHed and CHIC²! Two posts in a row, but you know, when the goods are there… like Aura’s new mesh Bunneh hoodie that comes in a plethora of colors (I picked Grass since it’s close to this week’s challenge color!) and the inner lining is such a brilliant touch. Like the hoodie, the table set from {what next} requires a mesh enabled viewer to see properly, & you’ll be grateful for it! Each seat has multiple sits for men and women (cushion optional), some include rezzable props, and it comes in three different colors (yellow, iron, & black).

Sidenote: I totally spaced on last week’s color while I was at A-Kon last weekend, sooo.. doing it out of order this time! Oops. Cobalt to come!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 23: Pistachio (more info)
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Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amandine (Rye) -mesh-
Top: Aura – Bunneh Hoodie (Grass) -mesh-
Pants: Maitreya – Mesh Flare Jeans (#4) -mesh-
Shoes: Reek – Patteson Flip Flops (Orange)
Feet: SLink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Table Set: What Next – Hampton Garden Set (Yellow)

Polly

A new round of FaMESHed is up, and Jane has another mesh win! There’s three colors of the plaid patterned Polly, and another three colors of the more solid Mary Ellen. Wasabi Hills also has another great mesh version of her hair out at the CHIC² birthday event that is such a cute style. Check both out before they’re gone!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais (Rye) -mesh-
Dress: Jane – Polly Dress (Mahagony) -mesh-
Shoes: Kookie – Armarda Long Boots (Rusty Brown)
Bag: Celoe – Sack Bag (Sorrel) -mesh-
Makeup: Fishy Strawberry – Allure Lipstick (Faded Brick), Grixdale – the Body Shoppe – Fiji (Drift)
Pose: iBang – Stand 219
Location: The Looking Glass