Thursday, August 25, 2016

Designer Showcase ~ the other side of the story

Friday Night on the Town pt 2

We started our adventure for August's Designer Showcase with the tale of a failed date.
(See my blog for August 5 for the first part of the story.)
Here's the other side ...

He did keep the date, but got the wrong day. In his eagerness to enter the date in his phone, his finger slipped and he put it in the wrong line.

He dressed in a new shirt, had his hair styled and even polished his shoes.
He showed up early at the bar, drank a few beers, then switched to coffee, read and watched for her till "last call" and ended up going home alone.

So sad! They would have made a lovely couple.
The lesson here is: be careful when making entries in your calendar!

Hair ~ lock&tuft Gerald [3 color huds] *
Skin ~ WoW Josh Tan
Shirt ~ A&D Tonny [Classic, Signature, Slink, TMP/ three colors shown ~ available individually or in a fatpack hud with 18 colors] *
Pants ~ [Syn] Jensen bootcut
Jewelry ~ Reverie Dog Tags

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Photo location ~ Black Milk

Thanks to my friend, Alfred, for posing in this set

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Designer Showcase August ~ more to look for

Designer Showcase*This round ends August 31, so you have one more week to find these beauties and many others easily and conveniently in one spot.

Mama always said "Wear clean undies". What she should have said, was "Wear sexy undies!"
You know that when you are wearing pretty lingerie it helps your self-confidence! Great jewelry, nails and healthy glowing skin don't hurt either...

Hair ~ DQ Put in Rollers (Hair Fair gift)
Skin ISBJ Cheryl (Classic, Maitreya, Omega, Slink)  *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Lingerie ~ Entice Send My Love (Regular & Crotchless / Classic, Maitreya, Slink) *
Nails ~ Entice Ever Really Loved a Woman VIP gift *
Earrings ~ Baubles! Mina (8 jewels, 4 metals in hud) *
Shoes ~ Lindy Heidy Black flats (Classic, Maitreya, Slink)  *
Setting ~ Impertinences Mirro Mirror 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend of August 19

LoveFest August 13-21
No, it isn't what you might be thinking.
It doesn't have anything to do with Woodstock or the Summer of Love. It's H.P. Lovecraft's 126th birthday and the freaks and weirdos of Innsmouth and Arkham are having a blow-out celebration!
[I can say that because I've been a card carrying member of the HPL group for about 5 years now... I know whereof I speak!]

Shopping galore, gachas, live music as well as DJ dances and wonderful places to visit like the graveyard and the sanatorium, or cruise to the tropics aboard the Lovecraft Cruise Lines S.S. Providence.
If you love Lovecraft, don't miss this!

Hat ~ FlyGearz gift from a dance party
Hair ~ LeLutka Vent
Head/skin ~ Genesis Lab Rina 2.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ textured this myself using kits from Meli Imako

Whimsical August 18-Sept 8
Whether you want anything from unicorn tails to hamburger furniture, you'll find it at Whimsical. There are items for direct purchase as well as gachas. 

Posing on a swing from Cheeky Pea (PG and A poses), as well as in a Bearger armchair available in the Cubic Cherry gacha machine @ Whimsical

I wore  a sexy look put together from items in the August Designer Showcase  and I got hit on more times than I have in the last three years!
Hair ~ NSP Summer Chic naturals *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 2.0
Skin ~ WoW Skins Phraya Golden
Outfit ~ Legendaire Tanya 2 (4 colors / Classic, Maitreya, Slink) *
Jewelry ~ Moondance Jewels Kaori Fall necklace w texture change *
Nails ~ Entice Ever Really Loved a Woman *
Shoes ~ Lindy Bailee tan *
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Enchantment ~ Yellow Brick Road August 13-31

We've all had one of those days. You wake up and you're a scarecrow... might as well just accept it, it's a scarecrow day!
Thanks to +Aii, I can be the kind of scarecrow I always imagined. You, too, can get this awesome mesh head
@ Enchantment's Yellow Brick Road. It's  available in two leathers and two linens as well as in men's sizes.
The mesh eyes are also available in a variety of colors.  (I actually like it better without the eyes, but wanted you to see how awesome they are)

This is Enchantment's Fifth Anniversary, so look for the cakes at many of the shops.
There are wonderful Oz themed gifts to be had!

L. Frank Baum's Oz books were my favorite series when I was growing up. Every summer I would re-read the entire series and, as I matured, the books took on different meanings. I'm still working out all the nuances to the Scarecrow and the Patchwork Girl.

Thank you, Princess Aii for bringing this one to life!

Hair ~ Wasabai Pill Lory ash former gacha item
Head ~ +Aii Scarecrow Mask Female Tan Cloth *
Shirt ~ Hilly Haalan Cindy top
Pants ~ TabiRose Wrecked Jeans on MP
Boots ~ Yasum Tramp Me boots
Jewelry ~ Static Oh My! Bracelets cake gift *
Crows & poses ~ Axix LadyCrow

* available @ Yellow Brick Road

+Aii+ The Ugly & Beautiful

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Gachas Galore... and other stuff, too!

Two major gacha events started this week...

Fantasy Gacha Carnival August 7-Sept 7
The usual fine selection of gacha items for elves, fairies, Gorean residents and various and sundry other fringe dwellers.
This one sets the standard for other gacha events and this round doesn't disappoint.
Hair ~ no.match  NO_MAGIC
BodyMaitreya Lara 3.5
Skin ~ Plastik Chyll
Gown ~ KC Aurora Dress
Jewelry ~ Aisling Circe Bracelets RARE/ Thaumaturgy necklace Common * available @ FGC

Thrift Store August 6-28
Yes, those are banks of gacha machines going off into the distance. There are also booths with items for 50% off. Like a real thrift store, you have to sort through items that are in no particular order, but you might find just what you've been looking for.
Hair ~ LeLutka Nova
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Sweater ~ !gO! Lila Shirt gacha item resold on MP
TopNo clue who did it. Can't find it in my inventory ... don't you hate that?
Jeans ~ Lyrium Alice high waisted jeans available on MP

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wearing Designer Showcase @ Kona Beach

There are so many nice items at Designer Showcase for August that it has been a real challenge deciding what to blog first. I decided to go to the beach to think about it...

Hair ~ Red Mint N0.39'16
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Skin ~ ISBJ Cheryl beautiful skin & shape (System, Maitreya, Omega [face only], Slink) *
Outfit ~ Finale Couture Acadia Bali Blue (5 standard sizes, Necklace, Slink heels - not shown)*
Nails ~ Entice Nails Ever Really Loved a Woman DS VIP Group Gift *(6 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink) *
Shoes ~ KC Okichi Sandals (35 colors, 5 metals / Belleza, Maitreya,  Slink, TMP) *
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Photos taken @ Kona Beach

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gachas and Other Goodies

Fable August 6 - 27
This round of Fable, Once Upon a Time, offers fantasy clothing and accessories as well as summer wear.
Fable is celebrating its first anniversary, and most of the shops offer a special item for L$10.

I'm wearing items featured at the Designer Showcase*. DS is open till August 31.
Hair ~ Lock&tuft Instaad Hair (3 huds available 45 colors total) *
Head/Skin ~ Genesis Rina 2.0 ULTRARARE gacha item
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ Ana Markov Designs Bethani Golden (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP) *
Nails ~ Entice Nails  Ever Really Loved a Woman * Designer Showcase VIP gift
Shoes ~ KC Okichi Sandals (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP / hud w 35 colors + 5 metals) *

Gacha Garden August 2-31
Hair ~ Analog Dog Jenna Splash (comes with fat pack of huds) Birthday gift @ Gacha Garden
Head / Skin ~ Genesis Labs Lindsey 2.0 w Kiara makeup
Outfit ~ {Indyra} Contiga Jumpsuit
Jewelry ~ Plastik Crystal Diety necklace Crystal Spires Gacha @ Gacha Garden
Shoes ~ Essenz Mexicali Crimson Red Birthday gift @ Gacha Garden

Manga Fair 2016 August 6-21
If you are a gacha addict, like cute clothing, want Kawaii, hentai, necko, or anime items, have a Kemono avatar,  or know anybody who fits into one of those categories, the Manga Fair should be on your August agenda. There are lots of stores!
Hair ~ Analog Dog Jenna Splash (comes with fat pack of huds) Birthday gift @ Gacha Garden
Sweater ~ TLB Smarty Panda @ The Manga Fair
Shoes ~ Miss Canning Hightop Sneakers

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Designer Showcase for August

Designer Showcase August 5-31

The new round of Designer Showcase opens Friday in a new location.

Friday Night on the Town

We've all been there. Meet some guy who says he'll meet us at the local bar after work.
New dress, makeup, new shoes... and no guy. 
I'm the only one here...
Oh, well! I'm definitely the cutest girl in the bar! His loss.

This round of Designer Showcase makes it easy to pull together a cute look just in time for those hot August nights.

Hair ~ Red Mint No 39'16 Brunette
Skin ~ WoW Skins V2 Phraya Golden
Outfit & Jewelry ~ KiB Designs Kamila Dress and Jewelry (EBody, Maitreya & Slink ~ 8 colors) *
Shoes ~ Lindy Bailee Tan (Maitreya & Slink) *
Nails ~ DaneMarkZ Scandinavian Nail (Maitreya and Omega ~ 10 colors) *

Photo location ~ Black Milk
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fantasy Gacha Carnival

August 7 ~ September 7
Countdown clock and previews here ~

+Aii+ will have some amazing items in the upcoming round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival.
Look for Threads of Fate!

In Greek myth, the Fates were three sisters called the Moirae, who spun the thread of each person's life. Lachesis measured the thread,  Clotho wove the pattern and Atropos cut the thread that ended life.

I chose to represent the traditional Greek myth for this picture. Lachesis' threads* are wrapped around my arms and I hold Atropos' scissors. The threaded skull fits SLINK hands, but can be adjusted easily to fit other hands and has an animation that keeps it extended and on display even with an AO or pose. Clotho's mask (not shown) is also available from the +Aii+ gacha.

Horns ~ +Aii Moirai Horns COMMON (13 colors)  *
Hair ~ Calico Elysia Calico's Picks
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Toga ~ Anachron Homeward Star Chiton
Jewelry ~ M&L Spartan Queen set
Shoes ~ KC Shoes & Apparel Xena Boots
Scissors ~ +Aii Atropos Scissors COMMON *
Threaded Skull ~ +Aii  RARE *
*available @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
I'm posing in my favorite foggy graveyard at Chiaroscuro's Dark Underworld.

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