Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fashion Essentials Round 1 Ends October 29

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance ~ Coco Chanel

An essential for every wardrobe is a drop-dead gorgeous evening look. The Unforgettable Gown from AVIMOI fills that bill nicely. Find the gown, EXCLUSIVE jewelry from MoonDance Boutique and Mix It Bento nails from Livia @ Fashion Essentials.

Hair ~ Fabia Phyllis COMMON
Head ~ Catwa Lona 4.5
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.2
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Mabeline
Outfit ~ AVIMOI Unforgettable 
[11 colors (ecru shown) / Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink] * 
Tattoo ~ Nanika Tricia
Jewelry ~ Moondance Boutique  Phoenix necklace, earrings, bracelets [9 metals, 56 stones ] * 
Nails ~ Livia Dark Night 
[4 shapes / Belleza, eBody, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic] * 
Magic Orb ~ EgosumAii Censer Sky

* Featured items are available at Fashion Essentials till October 29

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PhotoFoxcity Photobooth God is a Woman

Friday, October 23, 2020

For Your Fall Fantasies

I'm very happy to announce that [QE] Designs will be participating in the Saturday Sale with 3 unique items! You'll find a holiday inspired Halloweeny Décor Set for your home as well as a versatile Corset Dress and Booties that will see you through all sorts of Fall events. 

As always with [QE], each item comes with a texture change feature. The dress and boots have 4 colors and, depending on whether you want solids with floral trim or florals with solid trim, that can work out to almost endless combinations.

The rugs and pillows have 2 textures for each piece (pillow stack can't be separated) 

Hair ~ Fabia Phyllis COMMON
Head ~ Catwa Lona 4.5
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Mabeline
Outfit ~ [QE] Designs Lorilei Corset Dress Fall Floral / 
Marceline Stockings and Booties [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *  
Tattoo ~ WitchCraft Blessed Be
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Nightmare Streak [3 colors, 2 designs / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] ** 

* Available @ the [QE] Main Store. NEW location; please update your LMs.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Days of the Dead

As we near the end of October many folks in the U.S. are thinking of Hallowe'en. 
For the U.S., October 31 is a time for scary costumes, horror, gore and wild parties. 
Vampires, werewolves, storybook witches and demons appear in the media and on the street, as do ghosts and skeletons. The day is a weird mix of candy and shock value.

For our friends south of the border November 1-3 are the Days of the Dead. It is believed that the dead visit their former homes just to say hello and to hang out with their families. Homes and public places are decorated with flower-trimmed altars holding pictures, mementos, and favorite foods. It is a time to celebrate life by dancing, singing, sharing stories of those who have died, and passing on traditions to those who are still here. Skeletons play a large part in the decorating, but it's in a good natured and fun way, not intended to frighten anybody.

SL has its own Days of the Dead tribute and I've made a point of visiting every year since I started in SL. In fact, the first photograph of my avi to be published online was of me in my Caterina makeup at the (then) Smithsonian tribute. 
Dia de Muertos 2020 is presented by the Instituto Español. It features a variety of displays, art galleries and events. Visit the sim for more info.

Since you always want to look your best when having visitors, especially when it's your grandmother or your great aunt, a really pretty dress is called for. When I saw this EXCLUSIVE outfit from Lacey Babes, I immediately thought it looked like a modern day Caterina. If black with red roses isn't really you, it's available in Beige and White as well. 
You'll find the dress and the shoes from WellMade @ Designer Showcase

Hair ~ Mina Stella
Head ~ Catwa Catya 4.5
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.3
Skin ~ Flounce Scarlett Champagne Day of the Dead [older skin used with BOM]
Outfit ~ Lacey Babes Gioia Lace Dress [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] * 
Stockings ~ Luxuria Jacqueline Thigh Highs
Shoes ~ WellMade Anastasia Heels [15 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] * 
Jewelry ~ Mini A Chuu Kitori Skeleton Earrings @ Evil Bunny Mad Circus 

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 28th of the month

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Designer Showcase ~ Something for the Guys

William here. Designer Showcase offers a good look for men this month, so I thought I'd jump in and blog it. Aznana will be pleasantly surprised that she didn't have to talk me into do a blog entry. I sort of like doing this once in a while. 

Separates from KiB Designs can see you through a busy month whether you have yard work to do, or you're looking for something to wear on a casual date.

I went to our little place in Dunwich to spend some time in the garden and prepare for the upcoming holidays. We have a bumper crop of pumpkins this year. I guess I should have cleaned up better after I carved the jack o' Lantern last  year, but it's all good. We 
can share them with the neighbors. I'll bet the werewolf who lives next to us loves pumpkin pie.

Hair ~ Argrace Gaku (no longer available)
Head & Body ~ Altamura Max Bento Full body
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Brent
Outfit ~ KiB Designs Kasper Pants [6 denims + 24 fashion colors], Shirt [28 textures] & Tank [14 colors] [ Athletic & Legacy sizes] * 
Boots ~ Magi Take Work Boots COMMON

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 28th of the month

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Photos ~ Village of Dunwich, a tribute to H.P.Lovecraft that is dark and foreboding year round, but which seems particularly appropriate for Autumn mischief making.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Not All Witches Wear Black

Cast a spell that doesn't require eye of newt or even a cauldron. Just you and these sexy items available now @ Fashion Essentials !

  • Gown from Tori's Stylez in velvet or satin available singly or in a fat pack that includes 12 + bonus colors in each texture 
  • Jewelry from Hilly Haalan with 7 metals and 10 jewel colors 
  • Wellmade Shoes in 15 colors and 7 metals
  • Bento nails from Livia: 4 shapes 16 textures available to mix or match

Hair ~ Truth Kasimire
Head ~ LeLutka Erin 2.0
BodyMaitreya Lara 5.2
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Azra
Outfit ~ Tori's Stylez Athena [Belleza, Lara Petite, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic] * 

Shoes ~ Wellmade Rissalia Heels [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ Livia Dark Night [Belleza, eBody, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic] *
Jewelry ~ HH Gracie *  

* Featured items are available at Fashion Essentials till October 29

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Photos ~ Backdrop City [STUD INC.] Cubic Background White

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fashion Essentials Now Open!

Fashion Essentials opens its doors for the first time October 15. The round will end October 29, which is a very narrow window, so be sure you don't miss it! 
At Fashion Essentials you will find those unique items you'll return to again and again because they're well made and make you look marvelous. 
Join me to find your Fashion Essentials!

  • I.M.Collection Jacket and Pants can be purchased singly or in fat packs of 5 textures each 
  • Nails from Mani Pedi, of course

Hair ~ Moon Etienne
Head ~ Catwa Catya 4.5
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.2
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Pink
Outfit ~ I.M. Collection Earth Moves Jacket Pink Floral and Pants Rose [Belleza, Legacy, Maitreya, Slink] *  
Shoe ~ L.S.D. Couture Tie Me Up Stilettos Pink Champagne
Jewelry ~ Supernatural Jolene Pearls silver and pink
Nails ~ Mani Pedi Honeymoon

* Featured items are available at Fashion Essentials 

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Poses ~ Image Essentials Sweet 
Backdrop ~ FoxCity Walk-in Closet 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Looking for a Home in all the Wrong Places

I went house hunting in haunted locations throughout SL. It was about 2 am my time when I discovered the Salem House. I considered renting it when I saw it was available. 

Salem seemed like the perfect setting for a little spell work. The house seemed innocuous enough till I got upstairs.

The bedroom wasn't as well maintained as the lower part of the house and the creepy ghost kid in the corner was just a bit more than I could handle. The head spinning was bad enough, but that kid just wouldn't stop screaming! I dropped my bag of candles and herbs and  beat a hasty escape down the stairs and out the door without looking back! 

At least I looked good as I was running for my life thanks to an outfit available @ Designer Showcase*

Appearance is everything; just ask the ghosts that appeared as I ran down the path away from the house! 

Hair ~ Firelight! Candi B&W
Head ~ LeLutka Erin 2.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 5.2
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Strawberry
Outfit ~ Legendaire Molly Top, Grace Skirt [20 textures for Top and Shirt. Shoes included with Dress or sold separately * 
Shoes ~ Legendaire Grace 8 colors, 8 gems gold or matching heels * 
Jewelry ~ Livia Chaira Bento Rings
Purse ~ Noxturnal Witching Hour Purse

* Featured items are available @ Designer Showcase till the 28th of the month

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Photos ~ Halloween Rock 'n' Shock Salem the Witch House