Friday, October 20, 2017

Falcon Angel



Whether you're a full time Valkyrie or just looking for a really unique costume, stop by the AvaGirl shop @ this month's Square1 and pick up this fantastic look.


Go through the cemetery gate and find the smaller AvaGirl shop over by the haunted house and the rest of the shops. This outfit isn't in the regular store at the main landing point.

The entire outfit including headband, breastplate, corset, bottoms, armguards, boots, arm and leg straps and wings is included. The animated bento Wings are also available separately, come in three sizes and have a hud to control their placement and movement.



Hair ~ eXxEsS Hera
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Flame
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ AvaGirl Falcon Angel [Classic, eBody, Maitreya, Slink]
Boots ~ AvaGirl Included with the outfit *
Nails ~ Porcelan Supernatural Nails [10 colors /Maitreya] *
Photos ~ Fairy Tale Castle



*Available @ Square1

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

All Eyes on You

You'll feel like the center of attention in this sleek dress from KiB Designs now @ Designer Showcase.
I pared it with jewelry from Moondance Boutique, nails from DaneMarkZ and strappy sandal boots from Lindy.
I certainly felt like everyone was eyeing me!


Hair ~ eXxEsS Chocolat
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Eyes ~ Dulce Secrets Soul Eyes [Catwa, LeLutka] *
Skin ~ Glam Affair Aurelia
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ KiB Designs Belen Lace Dress [10 Gothy colors / Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Shoes ~ Lindy Nita strappy boots black [6 colors / Maitreya, Slink] *
Jewelry ~ MoonDance Ciara necklace, bracelet & ring [color huds for pearls, jewels and metals] *
Nails ~ DaneMarkZ Mandalas [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *

*Available @ Designer Showcase

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Photos ~ Deeproot Manor

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Meow!

There used to be a lot of nekos in SL. Don't see them so often any more, but it's still fun to be a kitteh!
I resurrected my neko magic by combining a cute Rap Romper from MV available in this month's Supernatural round @ Square1 with the Nekomata ears, double tail and accessories from +Aii, now at the Secret Hideout. The animated bento ears and tail come with a hud that lets you select from 8 fur colors, 8 tintable tattoo designs for the ears and particle flames in 9 colors. The collar comes in 4 colors.




Hair ~ eXxEsS Gin
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ BK: Aiko BST5 Free Gift
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ MV Rap Romper in Fantasie and regular (also available in Supernatural) [huds for a variety of shirt colors / Fitmesh, Belleza, Ebody, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *






Nails ~ Porcelan  worn on the default Maitreya bento hand claw nails [10 colors / Maitreya] *
Shoes ~ Lindy Nita strap sandle boots [Available in 6 colors / Maitreya, Slink] **
Ears, Tail, Necklace & Fire accents ~ +Aii Nekomata Set  ***
Pictures taken on the Square1 sim



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*Available @ Square1
** Available @  Designer Showcase
*** Available @ Secret Hideout 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sci Fi and Smart Women

An homage to science fiction heroines inspired by the October adventure @ Calas Galadhon Park and a cute outfit available @ Designer Showcase:

Whether your favorite is Uhura, Trinity, Ripley, Pricess Leia or someone else, you know her the minute she steps onto the screen or appears in the novel. She's smart. She's not afraid to speak her mind or to take chances. She is even brave enough to fall in love and let her soft side show.
And no matter what she goes through, she always looks GOOD!

The Calas Dark Moon experience will put you in the universe of the movie Alien and is amazingly well done. Truck and Ty always create wonderful full-sensory experiences for each season and this one is unsettling enough to make you jump and feel the hair rise on the back of your neck without using clichéd horror props.
Allow yourself several hours to explore and enjoy the whole experience and follow those flares on the ground to find your way through the spaceship and the tunnels on the planet. The prize for this is the same satisfaction you get from watching a really good film.


I needed a comfortable outfit that would look good, but still allow me to run from those face huggers if I needed to. This Bellisima outfit from Prism fills that bill nicely, while allowing me to fulfill the other Sci Fi requirement of looking GOOD! Cashmere sweater, tweed shorts and thigh boots are available in 4 muted colors and nice textures. I added B&W nails from Moondance and beautiful Soul eyes from Dulce Secrets.

Hair ~ Amacci Ayana
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.16
Eyes ~ Dulce Secrets Soul Eyes [2 collections of 6 colors each / Catwa or Lelutka bento heads] *
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Raja
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Prism Bellissima sweater and shorts [4 colors / Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Boots ~ Prism Bellissima Pointed High Boots [4 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ Moondance Boutique Black & White nails [Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista] *

*Available @ Designer Showcase

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Square1: Supernatural ~ Dia de los Meurtos

As a blogger, I often get excited about the designs that come my way to share with you, but I have never had the reaction I had when I opened the box from IrISIStible this month. My mouth fell open and I let out a squeal of delight!

I love all things to do with autumn, but my very favorite holiday is one which many outside Mexico and the US desert southwest don't really understand. Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of those who have gone before us, and one of the main features of the holiday is skeletons. However, far from being a scary, horror-fest like the US's Halloween, Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of LIFE.

The skeletons represent the brevity of life, but they play games, they eat and drink their favorite foods, they dance, sing, make love and visit with their relatives. They remind us to enjoy life while we can, because there's no guarantee that we will live to see another day.

This costume from IrISIStible is a Caterina, a fine lady who often makes her appearance at parades and parties. She is wearing her best clothing and has the perfect makeup and hair. She loves roses and marigolds and wears them with pride. The costume includes everything you need for this look: skin appliers, hair, dress, accessories and shoes

Hair ~ IrISIStible Dias de los Muertos outift 
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.12
Skin ~ IrISIStible Dias de los Muertos outift [System, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ IrISIStible Dias de los Muertos outift [Fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Shoes ~ IrISIStible Dias de los Muertos outift
Nails ~ Porcelan Supernatural Nails [10 colors / Maitreya]

*Available @ Square1

Photo ~ TFF Halloween sim

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Magic @ the Boom Pony


The invitation reads: "Wizards and Witches Pool Party ~ Sorcery is Sexy"
There's always great Live music and a good time @ the Boom Pony ! Tonight it will be David Csiszer @ 6pm and Anj Gustafson @ 7pm. Though they play very different styles of music, they both play lots of their own originals as well as great covers of tunes from some of your favorite rock and progressive rock bands.

I adapted a couple of items from the October  Designer Showcase collection as my costume.
The top and micro skirt from La Perla weren't really intended to be witch wear, because they come with a hud full of bright prints and pretty colors, but black works just fine as a traditional interpretation.  I paired them with these unique boots from Purple Moon, added the jewel look back tat from Avada, eyes from Dulce Secrets and Nails from Moondance Boutique and voilà: Sexy Sorcery!

Hair ~ eXxEsS Hera
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.16
Eyes ~ Dulce Secrets Soul Eyes [2 collections of 6 colors each / Catwa or Lelutka bento heads] *
Skin ~ Wow Barbara
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ La Perla Suellen [15 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Boots ~ Purple Moon Awilda Boots [9 colors w hud that allows you to change the shank, laces and accents / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink ] *
Nails ~ Moondance Boutique Black and White nails [Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista] *
Tattoo ~ Avada Samay [4 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *
Hat ~ Livid part of the Apprentice outfit
*Available @ Designer Showcase

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Designer Showcase October: Out of this world fashion

I have a friend who's nuts about anything related to outer space. I found the International Space Fight Museum and knew he'd love it. It reminded me of my college days when I worked as a museum docent for not much pay but for free admission to the museums whenever I wanted it.
I dressed in this casual work outfit, Campbell, from I.M. Collection available this month at Designer Showcase, put on my headset and was all ready to give a tour.

Hair ~ Doe Jemmie
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.12
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Maye apricot
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ I.M. Collection Campbell Jeans and Sweater [5 colors, plaid sweaters & brocade pants / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
ShoesI.M. Collection Boots are part of the Campbell Jeans *
Nails ~ DaneMarkz Mandalas [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *

*Available @ Designer Showcase

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Plus 1

Have you ever attended a SL wedding ? Just like the real thing, they can range from silly last minute "We're bored, let's get married" affairs to full fledged "Invite all the friends and fuss for six months in advance" rituals.

I find myself in an unusual situation. I'm a Plus 1. My friend asked me to accompany him to a SL wedding, which I'm happy to do, but I don't know the bride or groom and probably won't know anyone there.  I wasn't really sure what to wear. I couldn't tell from the invitation just how formal it will be. My date was no help, of course.
He's wearing a casual suit, so I found myself trying to decide between day wear and something dressier.

Then I remembered I had an outfit from Square1 that I hadn't blogged yet.
Perfect! This dress from ~GL~ is pretty, looks elegant, but is simple enough that nobody can accuse me of trying to upstage the bride. It comes in light or dark (shown) with 3 color/pattern choices for each collection. There's even a wearable demo with a nautical theme.
I paired it with a Dollarbie stone bracelet from AvaGirl and nails from Ilse Pinklady Nails


Hair ~ Exile Fall
Head ~ Catwa Catya 2.16
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Rood freckled
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ ~GL~ Kyra [2 color collections / Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] *
Nails ~ IP Nails Natural [Maitreya, Omega, Slink, Vista] *
Jewelry ~ AvaGirl Stone Bracelet *

*Available @ Square1

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Koffin Nails

I want to give a shout out to one of my sponsors: Dark Passions Koffin Nails
When you read my blog, the last item on the link list is usually Nails.
Though the blog may feature an event or a particular designer, please check out that Nail link.
Having nice nails is so easy if you use a mesh body and they add the finishing touch to every outfit.

DP Koffin Nails can be found all over the grid at various sales events or at the Dark Passions main store.
They come in fat packs of multiple colors and designs and come with Maitreya, Omega and Slink appliers.

Hair ~ Truth Wind / Exile Eyes on Me / Doe Bubbles
Head ~ Catwa Catya 2.16 / LeLutka Simone 3.0
Skin ~ Glam Affair Beth / 7 Deadly S[k]ins Rood 7 Deadly S[k]ins Blair
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Entice Drowsy Maggie Sweater / Sn@tch Royal Body Suit, S&P Bloodlust Skirt
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Celtic Couture red & gold / Celtic Couture blue & gold / Mist Connection silver & black

Photos ~ Betwixt / Milius Muirnin / Twisted Hunt Endgame chapel



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Week of Sept 18...

If you're looking for something to do this week, here are three events that I've enjoyed a lot !

Genre [Sept 16-Oct 11] has an early Celtic theme. It offers period costumes, some iron age houses, furniture and a few modern Celtic inspired outfits like this sweater and skirt from Entice.
DP Koffin Nails is there with these EXCLUSIVE Celtic Couture nails in 12 colors with accent bands of gold or silver as well as a couple of Irish motif nail sets in shamrock greens and golds. If you like celtic knotwork, these are delicate and lovely.


Twisted Hunt continues till the end of the month. If you enjoy SL hunting, you can't really call yourself a hunter until you've successfully completed Twisted. With 87 locations, many of which include side hunts and gacha items, Twisted has a well-deserved reputation as the hardest hunt in SL. Hunt gifts are usually Fantasy / Gothic or Dark themed. Picture is taken in the graveyard of the Twisted Endgame, a frustrating, maddening, but ultimately rewarding experience. I'm wearing a couple of the prizes from the hunt and some awesome nails from DP Koffin Nails. There's nothing like walking through a graveyard searching for your own grave, but that's just how Twisted goes...


 Gacha Arcade [Sept 1-30] has some really fun items this round. My particular favorites are the dragons from +Aii {egosumaii}. These bento dragons come as COMMON singles or as the RARE Brothers. There is also a color change RARE single. All are animated and come with a static pose to use for pictures. 
See my Dark Blog for more pictures and info.


Top

Hair ~ Truth Wind Kingdoms gacha COMMON
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.16
Skin ~ Glam Affair Beth
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Entice Drowsy Maggie Sweater and Skirt [sold separately or in fat packs] *
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Celtic Courture [12 colors / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *

* Available @ Genre
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Middle
Hair ~ Doe Bubbles SE 1 @ Arcade
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Glam Affair Moana
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ Get Frocked Twisted Hunt Victorian Style Dress
Shoes ~ R.icielli Vonda
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Mist Connection [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] @ 4Mesh Event
Jewelry ~ Secrets of Gaea Twisted Victorian Gothic necklace
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Bottom
Hair ~ (red)Mint No.39"16
Head ~ Lelutka Simone 3.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Zora
Outfit ~ Dark Passions Alvira Frock
Tattoo ~ Sn@tch Sternum Tattoos
Jewlery ~ +Aii Neck Dragon (not animated) Reward for playing the gacha 25x @ Arcade
Nails ~ Dark Passions Koffin Nails Moroccan Chic [9 colors w gold or silver / Maitreya, Omega, Slink]
Poses ~ Come with the Dragons.


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