Monday, October 29, 2018

I See [QE] in Your Future

If you're looking for something really different this costume season, stop by [QE] Designs
This Futura outfit should do the trick. It isn't a costume per se but it can certainly be used for one. You can turn the pieces orange trimmed with black if you want to be really tradional, but each piece including the individual Platform Boots comes with a hud of colors, so you can mix and match to your heart's content! The vendors are hidden in the back of the store so enjoy exploring till you find them. You might even spot a few hunt items on your way. 

My nails are Sticky Fingers from Mani Pedi and look perfect with the latex. Find them w-a-a-a-a-y up on the 3rd level of the store. As always, there are hunts going in the store and links to interesting events on the notice boards. 

 Be something different for Halloween!

Hair ~ Limerence Nikol COMMON
Eyes ~ Cureless Quattrocular & Space eyes
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Glam Affair Susan Asia
Outfit ~ [QE] Futura Skirt, Top, Sleeves & Thigh High Plats (Each piece is sold separately) [Belleza, Maitrey, Slink] 
Nails ~ Mani Pedi Sticky Fingers [4 black & red styles / Maitreya, Omega, Slink]


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Weekend of Oct 26

There are soooo many hunts, activities and sales going on this weekend, it's impossible to more than scratch the surface, but I do want to give a shout out to three that IMHO are particularly good...

The Mad Circus and Gacha Fair ~ The name pretty well tells the story. 
A sim full of shops and gachas in a disturbing abandoned Circus.  
Atmosphere, unusual merchandise and L$10 gifts as well... hard to go wrong with that. 
Warning: creepy clowns. I didn't take any pictures because, yes, clowns are creepy.

Spookzillo ~ What would happen if dozens of SL designers got together and put out hunt items? Using little ghosts that look like they escaped from a Pacman machine, this event has haunted houses, a cemetery, a swamp and other spooky locations which are littered with ghosts. Pay L$0 to L$25 to purchase the contents of each ghost. 
[QE] Designs, one of my sponsors, has 10 of the little spooks hidden at the event. 
I'm wearing Bubble Butt Flares and Mina Tank, 2 of the [QE] prizes, above.

Trick or Treat Lane Continues through Nov 2 ~ There are 52 designers represented at ToTL. These are the folks who do spooky, weird and magical all year round, so you'll find some of the best designs in SL here. I've shown you some of the specials and free gifts on my Dark Blog. I recommend this one if you want quality items and EXCLUSIVES. 
There is also a FREE gift at each shop. 

Picture 1 (My October mode of travel)
Hair ~ EscalateD Darla EXCLUSIVE 
[9 regular collections or fatpack + 3 special color collections] ***
Head ~ Catwa Margeaux 3.2
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins October Group Gift
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ DE.Boutique Halloweek Sweater I'm a Treat and Cats Sweaters with collar and cuffs. These and the Oslo Boots are in the "new release" area of the NEW store.
Boots ~ DE.Boutique Oslo Ankle Boots*
Picture 2 (Spookzillo)
Hair ~ Phoenix Tiana V2
Head ~ Catwa Catya 2.16. 
Skin ~ Paper Rabbit Spooky Witch 
Outfit ~ [QE] Designs Bubble Butt Flares and Mina Tank Halloween editions.** 
Punkin Critters in the picture above are also [QE] items from the hunt** 
Tattoos ~ Taox You'll find several of their tats at the event. I hadn't found those tats yet when I took the pictures...
Picture 3 (Trick or Treat Lane)
Hair ~ EscalateD Haven Duo [3 unique color collections] Gift***
Head ~ Catwa Catya 3.0
Makeup ~ Lips ~ Alaskametro Bleed  
[6 colors / Catwa, LeLutka, Omega]***
Eyes ~ VileCult Rebella eyeshadow 
[16 shades / Catwa, Omega] ***
Skin ~ Misschevious Delora
Outfit ~ Jackalope Sara [18 skirts with novelty sweaters or fatpack with an additional 6 sweater colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] ***
Shoes ~ Secret Oktober Jack'O Socks and Pumps EXCLUSIVE 
[6 colors or fatpack / Maitreya] ***
Jewelry ~ Teabunny + Cubic Cherry Chompy Choker ***


Friday, October 19, 2018

Look #DS201898

I'm mixing things up today. I hope you do that as well. I had somebody say to me "My outfit doesn't match". The person had worn a top from one designer with pants from another. 
They looked great together, but my friend thought that somehow that was wrong because they didn't arrive in the same box. 
I don't know about you, but I mix and match things all the time. It extends your wardrobe and gives you a look that isn't exactly like everybody else in SL. 

Top pic: I'm wearing the lingerie that comes as part of the Dark Magic fatpack from DE.Boutique with the Ariel dress from Essence. The dress is really revealing and I love the lace bodysuit and the nylon stockings from DE! You see only the edge of the lingerie when you wear the outfit it "belongs" with, so I thought this is a nice compromise. 

Lower pic: shows the Ariel dress without the additional covering and in a more playful texture.  I'm also wearing the Ariel boots instead of stockings and heels.  The outfits are so reasonably priced @ Designer Showcase, you can get both of them and really expand your fashion possibilities!

My nails are this week's $60L special @ Mani Pedi
Halloween Polish Set 1** has 10 autumn colors ranging from candlelit yellow to black. 
There are several hunts going on the store, so time to pick up some interesting nail collections in your choice for Maitreya, Omega or Slink nails.

Hair ~ eXxEsS BonBon
Head ~ Catwa Catya 3.0
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Helena
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1

Outfit ~ Essence Ariel [7 available separately or in a fatpack / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
DE.Boutique Sandra Lingerie Black Part of the Dark Magic fat pack [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic]
Shoes ~ Heels Nany Black [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Essence Ariel Boots [Red, Black or White /  Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Shades ~ HAYSURIZA May Replica Silver
Jewelry ~ Avada Moira necklace *


Photos ~ Ravenwold 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hunting Halloween: Calas

If you want a real challenge and a lot of fun, try the Dig Maze @ Calas Galadhon Park
Calas is always a "must see" destination for me and my friends every season, but particularly at Halloween.
You'll find scares galore and the ultimate prize: the performance area in the heart of the maze.  I included the photo below just to give you an idea of the size of this maze. It's huge!

I attended a concert presented by Samm Qendra (right) being held in the center of the maze and had a frightfully good time!
Samm is one of the finest singers in SL. 
I've known her since she first came to SL and I've really enjoyed watching her blossom as a performer. 

I'm comfortable in a stylish dress from KiB
I paired the dress with boots from Heels, necklace from Avada and nails from Cazimi, all available @ Designer Showcase.

Hair ~ Catwa Erika
Head ~ LAQ Sandy 3.05
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Dusk
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Outfit ~ KiB Designs Rosie Jacket and Skirt [16 textures / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Boots ~ Heels Cristina's Boots silver [4 colors / Maitreya] *
Necklace ~ Avada Moriah Necklace [4 metal, 9 stone, 3 diamond colors]
Nails ~ Cazimi Emily [15 shades / Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like...

At my house it isn't the Christmas decorations that must be hung by the chimney with care, it's the HALLOWEEN decorations!

[QE] Designs makes unique home décor easy! The Geo Lamps, Geo Candle Holder, Hanging Tapestry, Rugs and Throw Pillows** are @ the Black FairLike just about everything in the [QE] line, the soft goods have huds with a variety of coordinated textures. The lamps have 4 metals & glass colors.

Décor pumpkins*** are available in the [QE] store at a Syndicate Sunday price till Emm puts up the next sale items. If you don't care for the skull pattern on the round rugs or the black and white pumpkins, there are also Jack O' face rugs and multi colored pumpkins in a variety of colors @ the store. 
Inspired by the colors of the season, I'm wearing a jumpsuit and coordinated shoes from the I.M.Collection that combine style with practicality. The flare legged, satin textured jumpsuits are sold separately or in fatpacks of Jewel or Metallic tones. Jumpsuit and heels are available @ Designer Showcase. I'm showing silver, gold and black from the Metallic collection.

Hair ~ Exile Jack and Jill All or Nothing
Head ~ Catwa Lona
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Aspen
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1

Outfit ~ I.M.Collection Jamie [8 colors available / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Shoes ~ IM Collection Jamie metal tone [8 tones / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Poses ~ NanTra Trick or Treat

** Available @ Black Fair
***Available @ [QE] Designs