Sunday, January 25, 2015

Faerie Flirtation

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Something else I love about SecondLife is that I sometimes I get invited to events with themes like Wings & Underwear. I spent a mere $250L on new wings, clothes, and a tattoo for tonight's event and was lucky enough to win 2nd place in the contest, so I figured I should snap a few shots before bed.

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Hair: Day The World Went Away by Exile ($1250L FatPack)
Wings & Antenna: Butterfly Elf Wing by Jomo ($150L)
Ears & Earrings: Fantasy Elf Ears by Mandala ($777L)
Skin: Nellie 09 - Fair - Glow Skin by LAQ ($1999L/10pk)
Eyeshadow: Glamour Eyes - Cosmopolitan - Teal by La Boheme ($75/10pk)
Lashes: Victorina Lashes by M.O.C.K. ($40L)
Lipstick: Glossy Rose 10 by La Boheme ($75/10pk)
Hands: AvEnhance Hands Female - Elegant by Slink ($450L)
Butterfly Ring: Butterfly Rings V2 by Iced ($99L on the Marketplace)
Bra & Panties: Tiffany Diamonds Lingerie - Mature Version by Hollow Angel Designs ($25 on the Marketplace)
Tattoo: Winged Sisters by Letis Tattoo ($75L)
Feet: AvEnhance Feet Female High by SLink ($675L)
Shoes: Floreal Slink Heels by FashionNatic ($380L)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Leaf on the Wind

Leaf on the Wind

One of the things I enjoy about SecondLife is the sense of community. Aside from all of the benefits for things like cancer research, there are often benefits thrown to help individuals who've been thrown a curveball by life.

Amy, also known as Scarlet Chandrayaan (owner of Alouette), is extremely ill with an unfortunate prognosis, so several SL designers have come together to create a sort of Make a Wish benefit for Amy so she can fulfill her dream of visiting London. The event - called Leaf on the Wind - has a London theme with a lot of clothing, accessories, and housewares. Even if you aren't as crazy about London as this little anglophile, there are many items that aren't London themed, and several kiosks around the sim where one can make donations to the cause without making a purchase.

Because my inventory is bursting at the seams, I exercised restraint and only bought this mesh dress with a gorgeous sparkly London skyline around the bottom, and these cute peeptoe plaid heels. Because I wanted to help a bit more, I also made a donation at one of the kiosks.

Leaf on the Wind runs through February 1, 2015. You can read more about Amy on the official event site.

Taxi to Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Adept/126/185/22

Dress: Leaf On The Wind exclusive dress by Fission ($99L)
Shoes: Paddington Peep (for SLink mid heel) by DMZ ($149L)
Hair: Nina - Marone by Exile ($1000L Fatpack)
Ears & Earrings: Steking_ears_ver2 by Mandala ($497L)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

There Will Be Guns

I got a new job, so my SL time has been significantly reduced. I hope to be able to keep this blog alive, but that may mean the focus shifts toward more arty photos and away from the more straightforward fashion blog photos.

Speaking of photos, my friend Nigel and I played dress up this afternoon as he indulged my request for an updated photo of the two of us. While he was setting up the shot, I snapped a few photos of my own. The two featured below are completely unedited.

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Of course, as always, Nigel's work made me squee and want to stare at it forever...

Old Friends and New Shiny Guns

Nigel is wearing Razor, Exile, Schadenfreude, Breach, and Lost Haven

Information about my Harley Quinn outfit can be found here.

Signs by 7 Emporium.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Collabor88 - Janary 2015

Windsong for c88

I'm gearing up to start a new job next week, so this one is going to be short 'n' sweet.

The first Collabor88 of the year has kicked off and the theme is Unicorns. Exile's contribution, Windsong, (seen above) would be perfect for a fae or mermaid look, or even just to a little zing to your usual look. According to a friend, "the wicked curly bits are separate - so you can color it separately than the main body of the hair and get really wild with it."

You can see some more of this round's offerings in the Collabor88 catalog.


Monday, January 05, 2015

DIY Home Decor

DIY Decorating

Recently I've been drooling over a new bed that's completely out of my price range - especially since I'm single in SL and rarely use the gorgeous bed I already have. Then I realized that I was primarily drawn to the lights on the new bed and that I'd bought a huge set of low-prim lights for Christmas. So I dove headfirst into my box of holiday decorations and added a few strings of lights to my existing bed with pretty pleasing results. I think this is a very good example of how one can take existing items and add personal touches to make them their own.

As a sidenote, this photo is completely untouched.

Bed: Canopy Bed - Mahogany Satins by Trompe Loeil ($650 PG / $1600L ADULT)
Lights: The Retro Bulbs by Real Waves ($299L on the Marketplace)

A Very Merry Unbirthday (Lapointe & Bastchild)

As you may remember, shortly after my return to SL my dear friend Orlando buried me in gifts from Lapointe & Bastchild. I spent an entire afternoon trying on clothing and taking photos, with the intent of making several detailed blog posts about the outfits. Unfortunately, after the first post, I got distracted by limited-time event items and group gifts while the Lapointe & Bastchild photos sat neglected and sad on my hard drive. Today, I decided to start off the new year by giving some love to those photos and L&B's fabulous designs.

In order to keep from overwhelming my readers with a flood of information, I won't be providing my usual in-depth descriptions for every single outfit. However, if you want to know the details of anything featured in this post, please feel free to drop me a notecard in-inworld (Ezerbet Nitschke) or contact me up Plurk (EzerbetNitschke). (Please don't IM me, those get capped fairly quickly and I might miss your message.)

Unless stated otherwise, all clothing is from Lapointe & Bastchild.

Very Merry Unbirthday

The photo above shows several variations of L&B's S'Wear Insolent set ($499L). The boots are NOT included, they're L&B's Elise Ankle & Knee Boots - PATENT BL ($699L), a set which comes with both ankle-high and knee-high boots.


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The outfits above are made up of both solo pieces and by mixing and matching items from sets with solo pieces. For example, the jeans in the 2nd photo and sweater in the 3rd photo are both from L&B's S'Wear Mischief Hoodie fatpack ($699L) which contains 7 colors of argyle sweater hoodies, jeans with matching argyle swatches on the back pockets, and matching belts.


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The 2nd outfit in the photo above is L&B's S'Wear Tempt Black Leather set ($499L) paired with the same L&B Elise Ankle Boots I mentioned earlier in this post.

The shirt I'm wearing in the 1st and 4th photos is L&B's Death Royale Beaded Halter ($399L) which has 8 HUD-driven texture options (all black).

The cropped tee I'm wearing in the 3rd photo above (and a couple other photos in this post) is L&B's S'wear Mesh Cropped T-shirt ($399L) which has 4 HUD-driven design options in 3 colors (cream, black, and pink).


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The pants I'm wearing in the 1st and 3rd photos above are L&B's S'Wear Zipp Women's Leather Pants - Color Set ($599L) which have 23 HUD-driven color options for the pants and 2 options for the zippers (silver and bronze).

The boots I'm wearing in the 1st and 4th photos are L&B's L&B S'Wear Carissa Ankle Boots ($599L) which have 24 HUD-driven color options for the boot leather, 11 options for the metal studs and buckles, and 2 options for the soles (black and beige).

The heels I'm wearing with the blue outfit in the 3rd photo are Kristen Slink Heels High Feet by FashionNatic ($380). They have corset lacing on the back and underside of the shoe, and have 20 HUD-driven color options for both the main part of the shoe and heels (changed separately so you can create your own combinations), 2 options for the metal rivets on the back (silver and gold), and a plethora of "create your own color" options for the fabric behind the laces on both the back and underside of the shoe (also changed separately). You can get a better look at them on the Marketplace.

The heart-shaped sunglasses I'm wearing in the 3rd photo are the Puppy Love Shades by Sn@tch ($100L). They're mesh shades which are touch-scripted for size and have 22 touch-scripted color change options for both the lenses and frames (changed separately).


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The 1st outfit in the photo above is L&B's Swear Candy" Zipp Mini Skirt - Tartans ($499L) which has 20 HUD-driven tartan/leather combinations and 8 options for the zipper and studs. It also has 19 leather and 22 tartan options so you can create your own pairings. The top is L&B's S'Wear Beaded Halter - Knit Brights ($399L) which has 12 HUD-driven color options. The boots are the knee-high version of L&B's Elise Ankle & Knee Boots - PATENT BL ($699L) - the ankle version of which is shown in the very first photo of this post.

The 3rd outfit is the S'Wear Mischief Hoodie fatpack ($699L) that I talked about in detail beneath the 2nd photo in this post.

The 4th outfit is the S'wear Mesh Cropped T-shirt I mentioned earlier and L&B's S'Wear Pencil Skirt FatPack2 ($499L) which has 24 HUD-driven color options. The boots are L&B's S'Wear "Bianca" Ankle Boots - Smooth Neutrals 2 ($599L) which come with 16 HUD-driven color options for the leather, 3 for the soles, 18 for the straps, and 2 for the zippers and buckles (silver and bronze). I'm also wearing Ebony Stockings by Bettie's ($50L) which have a lovely seam on the back.

Lapointe & Bastchild's In-World Store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//128/128/28
Lapointe & Bastchild on the Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/6435

ALL PHOTOS:
Hair:  Nina by Exile ($1000L Fatpack)
Skin: Nellie 07 [Fair] Glow skin by LAQ ($1999L/10pk)
Hands: AvEnhance Hands Female - Casual by Slink ($450L)
Bare Feet: AvEnhance Feet Female - Flat by Slink ($675L) (Only Worn in the Bare Feet Photos)
Necklace: Signature necklace 2013 - Silver by Lassitude & Ennui (Free)
Tattoo: Joan ~ Faded Coloured Ink by Cannibelle (No Longer Available)
Mobile Phone: Smartphone with Typing AO by L'Anguisette ($100 Gatcha - Custom Designs Also Available from Vendor)

Location: My then still-undecorated townhouse.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Post-Holiday Bliss

Post-Holiday Bliss

Ah, post-holiday sales! They're even better in SL, because no one is running into your heels with shopping carts or cutting in front of you in the checkout line.

Tonight, I bring you news of a holiday gift and deeply-discounted items.

The hair I'm wearing is one of 3 holiday gifts from Exile. All 3 styles are available for purchase in the store, but these are a limited-edition Candy Cane color. (They're all red & white; the style I'm wearing has white streaks in the back.) The box (which is on a table directly across from the store's entrance) contains After the Rain (female - 2 sizes), Day The World Went Away (male and female versions), and High and Dry. High and Dry is sold in the shop as a male hair, but I love the way it looks on my avatar, I feel like P!nk. (It's mod, but required very little editing to fit my head.)

Exile: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Covet/131/140/33

The eyeshadow and lipstick I'm wearing are part of La Boheme's Year-End 60% Off Sale, which runs through December 31st. La Boheme's eyeshadows and lipsticks are NOT skin tone specific, so you can wear them with the skin of your choosing. That said, avatar shape DOES matter, so it's a good idea to try the free demos before buying. Due to the No Transfer nature of the products, La Boheme has a No Refunds policy.

La Boheme: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/218/78/23

Hair: High and Dry - Candy Cane by Exile (Limited Edition Holiday Gift)
Hairbase: Babydoll - Tinted by Me (Free In-Store)
Skin: Nellie 02 [Fair] Glow skin by LAQ ($1999L/10pk)
Ears & Earrings: Steking_ears_ver2 by Mandala ($497L)
Monroe Piercing: Metal Mouth MESH Round Dermals - Silent Rage by Haus of Darcy ($75L/16pk)
Eyeshadow: Glamour Eyes - Cosmopolitan - Red by La Boheme (Currently $30L/10pk - 60% Off Sale)
Lipstick: Glossy Puce 3 by La Boheme (Currently $30L/10pk - 60% Off Sale)
Jacket: Paris Jacket by FashionNatic ($350L)
Necklace: "Love My Cat" Unisex Necklace by Lapointe & Bastchild (2014 Advent Calendar Gift)
Tattoos: Joan - Faded Coloured Ink by Cannibelle (No Longer Available)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

La Boheme Year End 60% Off Sale

La Boheme Year End 60% Off Sale


Big. Sale. The sign says it all.
Hopefully Santa put Linden Dollars in your stocking this year.

Be sure to nab the 10 freebies available in the shop, as well. A box is under the tree with a bronze ribbon (double gift), and four hunts of loot (double gifts). Hunt hints are in the treasure chest on the counter.

Over 350 Slink polish sets!
108 Belleza polish sets!*
Lots of tattoo layer cosmetic sets!

*The Belleza nail appliers will not be released until this sale.

Don't forget to join the shop's subscription for weekly news on freebies, events and new releases! Click the sign behind the counter.

La Boheme SLURL: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/218/78/23

La Boheme on Flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/laboheme/