discount

ah, sales… how i love thee..

01.31.2012
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lots of the items i’m wearing today were discounted heavily either through an event or through a sale && it’s a beautiful thing!

the latest store that i’ve heard of to be having a *huge* sale is ricielli — all the clothing, shoes, && accessories are all marked down to just 50L. there’s lots of high-fashiony goodness there at a nice, steep discount && i went the other night (with bff vivi!) and snagged several things for super cheap.. including the top, necklace and belt i’m wearing here in this look. i also grabbed a couple jackets, some jeans, a handbag, and a dress… because… well. why the hell not? x3

01.31.2012
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the jeans i’m wearing here, in all their bright red glory, are from willow out @ collabor88.. so you know these were discounted too, down to *88L*. since it’s the end of the month (and! trivia for you! today is justin timberlake‘s birthday! xD just in case you wanted to know~ *fangirl scream*), that means the collection will be rollin’ over in about a week or so.. and i made one last pass through to grab a few last minute things from the offerings in this round. i love the color on these pants, it’s a pinkish red and so vibrant that it made for a nice *pop* of color in the sea of black && gray jeans in my inventory.

and even better discounts? the skully scarf i’m wearing was *freeeeeee* from emery (it’s on a board in the middle of all the new releases and is part of a holiday gift of freebies && cheapies, so i dunno how much longer it’ll be there!) && the black fingerless gloves were a dollarbie from hermony.

sale prices make me go all squealy — if there’s a sale somewhere on the grid, you *know* i’ll be all over it. all of the clothing i’m wearing, and a good portion of the extras i’ve got on too, were snagged for a lovely discount. and making an entire look work, down to even matching accessories, with just sale goodies is a glorious thing!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in scene w/ glam lipstick in vamp
hair; raw house willow redux in light blonde 05
tattoo upper; actchio birds in the skull of a rose (store closed, creator is silver milneaux)
tattoo lower; sn@tch revolver tatt
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/gray
eyeliner; mock cleo soot liner (past group gift)
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod bitten (mouth/nose), dimpled (cheeks) && mass of metal (tummy)
top; ricielli deadmm sweater in white (50L sale)
jeans; willow @ collabor88 cropped pants in warm blush (88L)
belt; ricielli ryna belt in black (50L sale)
boots; the abyss nau combat boots
necklace; ricielli silver butterfly skull necklace (50L sale)
gloves; hermony leather gloves in fingerless black (dollarbie)
nails; mstyle perfect hand long nails
scarf; emery silk scarf in holly (freebie)
earrings; illusions safety pin earrings (past lucky chair prize)
plugs; virtual insanity ear plugs collection in oh my goth
horns; favole lorne

poses; glitterati
location; sick

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overalls

nnngh, monday. not feelin’ the start of the week this time around… i’m tired, i’m *cranky*, && i’m seriously wishing the weekend lasted just one more day. why is it that the weekend seems to just fly right by, but the weekdays just crrrrrawwwwllllll on forever!?

not fair. ;|

so to help make myself feel a li’l better, i decided to dress myself head-to-toe in cute. cute hair, cute clothes, cute boots, cute accessories… and y’know… it actually worked. all this cotton candy pink brightened not only my outfit, but also my mood~

01.30.2012
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having myself some sugar really helps chase away the monday blues, too! :D

these overalls i’m wearing, from monso, were the basis for this look today — they are baggy, wonderfully detailed && *mesh*.. and i had to have them. i really am a sucker for anything mesh lately, it’s spoiled me so badly with how easily mesh pieces are to wear, so when i realized that the straps wouldn’t be disappearing into my shoulders or that the flap wouldn’t move oddly with my AO on like overalls have for me in the past when just made from prims… i was sold. i’m really happy with these, i love the way they fit~

01.30.2012
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so i paired them with some *delicious* pink work boots i picked up @ gos (during the truth district sale!) && some layered shirts from whippet & buck and t.whore.. just to go all matchy matchy. some cute (and affordable ;)) accessories in the form of *free* subscribo-gift earrings from miel, a *lucky chair* prize lollipop from pink fuel that i think i’ve had forever && some *free* lucky board valentine’s day nails + rings from candy nail.. all of which were in complimentary shades of pink! glasses, messy piggy-tail buns, and a new tattoo from vestigium completed the look && i felt so goddamned adorable once i had it all on that it was hard to stay meh about monday.

perhaps that is the secret! feelin’ bleh… dress so cute that it makes it hard not to smile.

or, spend some time acting silly with a friend…

..either way!

get the look yourself:
skin; curio candy petal in green apple 2
hair; raspberry aristocrat khloe in blonde bliss
tattoo; vestigium mermaid’s enchantment
eyes; insufferable dastard real eyes 6
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
teeth; porcupine love teeth 2.0 tattoo
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod cast off
top; t.whore hot blouse in light pink
tank; whippet & buck kipparing tank in nude
overalls; monso my overalls in dark blue
socks; izzie’s over knee socks in beige
boots; gos gtfo boots in bubblegum
bracelets; boom bangled mess in platinum
necklace; addiction moonstone cascading swirl necklace
earrings; miel uva earrings (subscribo gift)
nails; candy nail love to you in pink (lucky board prize)
nom; pink fuel star lollipop (lucky chair prize)
glasses; mr. poet half rim eyeglasses

poses; olive juice (closing sale!)
location; banksy

sci-fi

the whole sci-fi kinda look… isn’t something i do often. i *like* to think i can work it from casual to cute to goth to grunge && back again, but the kind of look i put together for today is def out of my comfort zone.

i tip my hat to those avatars out there that can take this style of fashion and run with it — like laverne unit, whose avatar is drop dead gorgeous. especially here, my *god*. she is stunning!

while browsing her blog, i can only hope that i at least do the space-y thing a li’l bit of justice!

01.29.2012
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it’s also….. bubblegum weekend. something i’ve not participated in.. in a *very* long time. so i broke out the pastel-colored hair for another go at it this week, because the bubblegum challenge was always fun for me. and i figured if i was already goin’ all sci-fi, why not go one step further && have lavender hair for a look, too? change it up all the way around!

01.29.2012
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my *entire* look was actually inspired by one thing — these rainbow ‘n’ purple digi legs from epic out @ perfect wardrobe. the theme for this round was super colorful, but these boots just called to me. i love jade winthorpe‘s faun && neko legs, they are by far some of my favorite extra non-human bits in my inventory, and these boooooots. the animated textures on these really make them interesting (and mesmerizing to watch, too) and i could not resist putting together a look befitting them. i immediately thought they looked like super cute space boots, but with paws instead of feet, and .. well. what you see is what i came up with. x3

my piercings, they are newwww from hod. it’s called “mass of metal” && is out for the horror haute event. it comes in the two pieces i’m showing here, for the face && for the chest, but there’s also a facial tattoo included and a matching part for the lower abdomen as well. unisex, in gorgeous textures, with or without shadows…. hnnnggh. you’ve got *two more days* to snag it at a special price for the event, which ends on the 31st, so if you’re interested.. don’t wait. it’s so worth grabbing!

i’m also wearing a *new* skin out from red mint, called raw. their last skin release, prime, was definitely a favorite of mine for fantasy-type looks… the mixture of makeups && options really lent it to being more out there for me than for just everyday wear. and this skin, i have a feeling, will be the same for me… especially in this gorgeous grayed out tone. i actually really love the brows on this skin — they’re not “perfect” and that is exactly why i like them. and of course, all the li’l body details && shading make it insanely sexy.

01.29.2012
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this purple latex body suit from sn@tch… is pretty sexy, too. 😉

almost everything i was wearing had something animated about it — whether it was glowing textures, spinning gears, or particles. and since the sim i was on (more about that below!) was just ridiculously amazing, i decided to take a short video of myself.. just standin’ about… with my AO running… so you can really see how much is goin’ on, ahaha. my arm prosthetics, my boots && my gas mask were all animated.. check it out!

and this sim i was on… okay, i know my post is already pretty huge even for my own standards (i mean, i know i can *ramble* on && on, but still).. but i couldn’t help taking a few snapshots of the insilico sim to show off, too. this build, i think, is one of the most impressive ones i’ve seen to date in sl. it looks like something straight out of a sci-fi novel and i spent hours wandering around it after taking my fashion shots. there’s *so much* to see, it’s a spectacular sim if you’ve never been there. just look at it..

insilico
insilico
insilico
insilico
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just gorgeous! go visit if you’ve not, it’s mind-blowing~

get the look yourself:
skin; red mint raw in cold
hair; truth alexis in granny
tattoo; garden of ku neo3 forbidden planet
eyes; insufferable dastard tequila sunrise
makeup; nuuna’s makeup 7 v8
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
ears; twee perso ears
piercings; hod mass of metal
bodysuit; sn@tch spell on you pvc suit in purple
boots; epic @ perfect wardrobe rainbow radial radar digi legs in purple
harness; kyoot addicted to dopamine
arms; amorous albedo 0 point 39
hands; ni.ju claws
mask; neurolab inc cyber mask x-2

poses; studio sidhe
location; insilico

asian inspired

asian culture, clothing and food is something that’s always interested bff vivi && me. and while exploring (doing the cafe hunt no less), i found the perfect excuse to pay homage to something we both admire — lots && lots of asian-inspired prim food! 8D

so vivienne && i took this opportunity to dress in some gorgeous kimonos and have a blast playing around in… my linden home, surprisingly enough. who knew it would *finally* come in handy?

01.28.2012
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it made for a very fitting backdrop for our geisha-esque photo shoot at least!

we’re both wearing *beautiful* kimonos from sweetaholic — which is a place i’ve been wanting to ravage since i stumbled upon it (while trying to get to grasp the first time, ahahaha :X). i’ve never really *needed* a kimono until now, but i am so sorry i didn’t cave in && indulge myself sooner. the shorter one i picked, which is better suited for summer than in the dead of winter, is just so adorable. and the one vivi has on, with its rich royal blue && purple, is stunning.

both of our kimonos came with sandals (called geta) && matching paper fans, but i decided to use this parasol (and corresponding poses) from magnifique, while vivi is actually wearing one of the three *group gift* fans from sweetaholic. our hair pieces are from sweetaholic too, mine was a separate purchase but vivi’s came *with* her kimono!

but enough about our clothes… the real point of this post..

01.28.2012
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…is the noms!! :D!

as i said, i was doing the cafe hunt, and stumbled into a li’l store called poche. and oh my gooooooosh not only is the store insanely cute, but the items there were too! lots of nibbles all over the place, including several freebies (there’s a few scattered about the store, and a lucky board, as well as the hunt prize.. and if you go outside on the balcony and behind the main building.. there are even *more* freebies there too!) and all of it is nicely detailed && so fun to set scenes with!

so fun, in fact, that vivienne && i set ourselves a three course meal that’s bursting with food i had in my rl right about now. *O*

01.28.2012
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our first course… some hot green tea, steamed rice, unagi (which is eel, and so unbelievably nom-able) && miso soup.

01.28.2012
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then the second course.. more steamed rice (’cause i could seriously eat it by the *bucket* full), two steaming hot soups (one with tofu, the other with kirimochi i believe they are called?), and fruity soda to wash it all down~

01.28.2012
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and finally.. the best part: dessert! green tea ice cream parfaits, colorful macaron (not to be confused with macaroons — they are two totally different cookies!), hot chocolate for vivi, iced tea for me && custard pudding (puddi puddiiii!!).

are you hungry yet? 😉

so cute, right! and so fitting for us to sit in our lovely kimonos to devour every. last. bite. ’cause we so would, not even gonna lie. i would be stuffing it *all* in my mouth with no shame at all ….(that’s what she said).

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (short kimono) ::
skin; curio @ truth district candy moonbeam in pure 1 (50% off)
hair; wasabi pills ryoko in storm
tattoo; kanival koi red
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in brown
makeup; red mint makeup prime no. 05
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod dimpled
kimono && sandals; sweetaholic yukata karen in pink
socks; maitreya scrunched prim socks
hair accessory; sweetaholic kanzashi in pink
necklace; donna flora vivian
nails; candy nail basic nails in pink 01
food accessories; illusory dessert bunny in confetti fun, love soul grilled chicken stick && hiyashi chuka sesame tray

on vivienne tailleur (long kimono) ::
skin; ploom lea milk in violetta
hair; shag thai me up in obsidian
eyes; insufferable dastard real eyes 04
lashes; blah simplicity lashes
kimono, hair piece && sandals; sweetaholic hanagoromo in blue
fan; sweetaholic uchiwa 3 (group gift)
socks; kyoot lacey white knee socks
nails; candy nail basic nails in blue 01
jewelry; donna flora miss g
food accessories; love soul corned dog tray && mouthie

vivienne’s standing poses; marukin
vixxie’s standing poses && parasol; magnifique
food; love soul (two fruit sodas) && poche (all other foods, chopsticks, mats && utensils)
table; couverture
obi stands; sweetaholic
heart rug; candy nail (group gift)

hoarders: sl edition

soooo, anyone remember my sl resolutions? no worries if you didn’t, but *i* certainly remembered.

the biggest one was to pair down my inventory to a more manageable size. i started out strong, right after new year’s, and went about boxing && deleting quite a lot of stuff. but as the days went by, my enthusiasm waned…. until earlier this week.

i started with right around 50k items in my inventory. honestly? not as bad as it could have been. i’ve always been sorta good at keeping things organized and tossing/boxing what i didn’t think i’d use. but in the last few months, my organization went to shit && it was just getting overwhelming. and i knew that i could get my inventory size down by half, i was determined to do it, ’cause even though at some point i loved every last one of those 50,000 items… there’s no way i need *that* much now that most of those items are older.

AND I DID IT!! my current inventory count is…. *drum roll* …. 21k. that’s more than half gone!! i haven’t had an inventory around 20-ish-k for a looooooooong time. this makes me so super excited!

cue the music && pardon me while i hop on my coffee table to do a victory dance!

01.25.2012

inventory sorting && purging is, really, a taxing task. and it can be so bewildering when you first start out. luckily, i’ve been sort of.. anal… about keeping things in folders and subfolders for a while now so i didn’t have to worry about organizing so much… other than sorting through my most recent acquisitions. but since i got my inventory number down, i know you can do it (yeah, *you*!).. so i can offer some advice!

1. get your favorite music playing. having it in the background will give you a bit of a distraction && will really help with how monotonous sorting and organizing can be. open itunes, make a playlist on youtube, use pandora or spotify… it srsly helps!

2. strip down and try *everything* on as you go. yeah, i’m sure if my neighbors were caming me… they would’ve been rather amused at a naked, bald, tattoo-less vixxie standing on a pose stand and changing from one shirt.. to another shirt… to another shirt… over and over again. but this is a big help too for several reasons. if it’s an item you’ve had for a while, but haven’t worn in a bit, you might remember it being nicer than it *actually* is (case in point, i had several pairs of jeans from a now-closed store that i wore out a couple years ago. i fully intended on keeping these because i remembered loving them so much… until i tried them on. they really paled in comparison to the more recent jeans i have and thus, the older pants were easy to toss). trying things on as you go will also help you organize (see the point below!) && if the items aren’t named in the most descriptive way, you’ll be able to easily see what they are.

plus, it’s much easier to make a judgement on whether you want something or not by seeing it on!

3. if you don’t already have your inventory sorted into folders, start *right now* while you’re trying to pair down! believe me, it makes things so much easier in the long run — making an outfit is so simple when you can hop from one folder to the next instead of trying to search through everything for what you want. i did very basic folders at first — pants, tops, sneakers, heels, piercings, tattoos, etc. then, once everything was sorted into those folders, i made more specific subfolders inside the basic folders — by brand for large folders (like tattoos for instance, of which i have about a billion, are sorted by brand this way) or by type for more broad categories (my jewelry folder for example is subdivided into smaller folders for necklaces, earrings, rings, and so on).

since you’re already trying everything on as you go (riiiiight? ;)), sorting into separate folders on top of it really isn’t that tough!

4. have two inventory windows open. it makes moving folders of items up and down through your inventory a lot easier.

5. take frequent breaks!!!! i didn’t do it all in one sitting, or even all in one week, and it can easily become even *more* overwhelming if you try to do it all in one go. my inventory wasn’t even that large to begin with, so if your number is substantially higher than my starting point was… yeah… definitely make sure you take a break from it! do one category at a time — start with, say, pants.. once those are done, do something else for a bit, then come back to sorting. doing it this way will help you from feeling discouraged when it seems like you’re not even making a dent after being at it for hours at a time!

6. landmarks && notecards — hidden *huge* numbers! i had sooooo many duplicate LMs and all those subscribo-notice notecards in my inventory it was ridiculous. my total number went down, literally, 2k after i got rid of every single notecard i didn’t need && went through my landmarks and deleted outdated/duplicate ones. using the inventory filters is great for this — set your filter to only show landmarks, then sort by name.. and you’ll be able to easily see LM dupes. you’ll also be able to see those LMs that sneak by in folders when you purchase something new!

demos too, if you hang onto them (or forget you even have them), then searching for “demo” in your inventory might reveal some just sitting there taking up space!

7. extra clothing layers. now that we can wear multiple undershirts, jackets, pants, etc layers at once… having, say, a t-shirt on a thousand different layers really isn’t needed. i appreciate the content creators out there that do this, that make their products on every layer available for easier mixin’ && matchin’, but when it comes down to it… i just don’t need them all. for example, take a tattoo. from para designs, you usually get a black version of the ink in light, medium, and dark intensities. then you get the same tattoo in color in the same three versions. when you have *all* of those on every possible layer — jacket, shirt, undershirt, pants, underpants, glove and tattoo — the numbers really start to add up. since i only ever wear them on the undershirt/underpants layer, or glove layer if it’s needed (since my actual tattoo layer is never used for tattoos xD and is normally used for nothing but makeup!), i got rid of every other layer i didn’t need. this added up to a lot of unnecessary clutter gone from my inventory!

8. double-check your trash before you empty it. …yeah, i may have derp’d && deleted something i honestly didn’t mean to. eh heh. :X

8b. …but when you *do* empty your trash, keep an eye on the numbers && watch ’em fall! there is nothing more satisfying than emptying your trash, knowing everything in there is something you don’t need or want anymore, and seeing your inventory number go down by several thousand. it’s a lovely feeling!

such a lovely feeling that you, too, could be dancing with me on my coffee table.. with a freshly sorted, organized, and smaller inventory. woohoo! \o/ good luck if you go for it!

01.25.2012

get the look yourself — but not before you sort! *points a finger*:
skin; curio @ truth district candy petal in tootsie 1 (50% off!)
hair; truth @ truth district addison streaked in swedish (50% off!)
tattoo; para designs color of love
eyes; insufferable dastard real eyes in deep blue (group gift)
piercings; hod the crux
top; lark @ seasons gatcha winter enten shirt
jeans; tres blah juju jeans in worn out
boots; kookie muggy in brown (subscribo gift)
cuff; whippet & buck simple polished cuff
nails; rezipsa loc chocolate nails french
necklace; addiction grandpa’s pocket watch necklace

poses; long awkward pose

jewels

i always enjoy a challenge && gogo‘s latest challenge for bloggers sparked my interest. i mean, *all* her challenges do — i miss you, bubblegum weekends! but this one in particular, about favorites in sl for jewelry, gave me the opportunity to take some artsy fartsy photos.. and that in itself was enough to wanna do it!

so here’s *my* top ten picks for jewelry in sl.. most of which just so happened to be necklaces. x3 but while gogo decided to simply let the jewelry shine on it’s own, i on the other hand… am far too vain not to put myself in a set of photos to blog. bwahahah~

my favorites have a bit of an edge to them. don’t get me wrong, i enjoy the girly-girly diamonds && platinum sort of bling every now and then.. but that’s just not *me* most of the time. the pieces below, however, are *me* and i am sure they will be no surprise to anyone whose seen my blog more than once~

01.24.2012
from left to right ::
hod mercenary necklace, the crosary, symphony, nothing’s necklace && fallen

haus of darcy… is this really a surprise? ahaha! aydan‘s jewelry is just *gorgeousness*. there hasn’t been a set released as of yet that i’ve not instantly fallen in love with. i love the textures, how unique each && every piece is, and that each one seems to be tailor-made for my personal taste. rosaries are fairly easy to find in sl if you know where to look, but hod always has that one thing extra to really make their jewelry stand out from the rest. these are, by far, my go-to pieces when i need a necklace (or some body jewelry, which i am equally as fond of!) && will always hold a special place in my inventory for how much i love them.

01.24.2012
from left to right ::
mandala hannya, hod the path to forgiveness, mandala shaka, mandala rushana && amorous fatum

mandala.. another one i love for how unique the jewelry pieces are. the sets i own from here are so intricately designed && packed with detail. the pieces i like from mandala are always large, statement kind of sets that practically drown my avatar in loveliness. i adore the way these pieces are constructed — there’s always lots goin’ on but it’s never *too* much — and for how realistic they look both in pictures && in world. i’ve never been disappointed in anything from mandala.. they are some of the nicest jewelers on the grid~

and.. last, but certainly not least (’cause these are totes in no particular order!), is amorous. i’ve featured this jewelry brand a lot lately here on my blog && even though it’s still fairly new-to-me, it’s taken a top spot in my list of favorites for jewels. they are so customizable, almost every set i own comes with *at least* a couple different textures for each part of the piece, and the detail on these as well are always superb. these claws i’ve blogged in the past are definitely up there too in my fave pieces from this brand, but the cross necklace i chose to showcase here is by far my top pick from their collection.

so! jewelry today! …and very little else. 😉 i enjoyed this challenge, not only because it gave me an excuse to go topless.. just to show off the jewelry of course!!.. but also because i’m really, really proud of how these pictures turned out. i’m wearing some awesome jewelry, though, so i guess it would’ve been kiiiiinda hard to mess it up~

other stuffs i’m wearing:
skin; glam affair amelie skin in contessa (past tdr item)
hair; lamb girlfriend in a coma in obsidian
eyes; fashism sunrise eyes in pale eggplant (store is closed atm, but these are a *group gift*! clicky right here to read how to get these for free, as well as several other sets too!)
makeup; nuuna’s parasitic (part of a hod piercing set by the same name)
eyeliner; kyoot feline in basic black
lashes; lelutka curl lashes

poses; adorkable

runway

one of my favorite stores for poses, olive juice, is closing. ;.; it makes me unbelievably sad to see my faves close! but at the very least, there *is* a sale going on to help && lessen the blow… so of course, i went and grabbed all the pose sets i’ve been wanting.

the one thing i’ve been needing an excuse to buy is the runway pose prop.. and the fact that the store is closing was definitely a reason to pick it up. so bff vivi && i (along with a very small audience!) decided to play around on it while showing off some of our cutest lingerie… in a vixxie’s secret kind of “runway show”, complete with a set each of the *new* sparkly fairy wings from epic… which made us totally look the part!

01.23.2012

i’m wearing a set of the *new* zicke lingerie from onyx wear.. which is soo cute && yet seriously sexy. super bright colors, lotsa different patterns to choose from, and some extra girly touches with the lace and bows made these an insta-fave for me. frank windlow does sexy pretty damn well, so it’s no surprise that these undies are hot.

01.23.2012

vivienne on the other hand is wearing some adorable lingerie from blah.. there is no denying that blah does cute like none other, and the li’l wide-eyed owls are insanely kawaii. the cut on the panties is so flattering, with enough of a peek of the tushie to still be sexy too!

01.23.2012

it was a lot of fun posing on the runway, with our friends braden && allarik who seemed all too eager to volunteer as the captivated audience (wonder why!), but i honestly think vivienne and i took it a bit too seriously.

after our first pass in one set of undies each, she && i hopped off the catwalk to change into a second set. but we got a little… catty while “backstage”, which i guess is par for the course when it comes to lingerie models, and when i took a bit too much time changing… vivi, i think, was kind of annoyed with me. and in turn, i got annoyed with her right back..

so when i stepped back out onto the runway and immediately slipped….

01.23.2012

..i instantly thought it was vivi that pushed me.

we exchanged some angrily whispered words as we passed each other, pausing to pose for our audience and casting irritated glances at one another, and when we both stopped to strike a fierce pose at the end of the runway, vivi got a li’l.. handsy.

01.23.2012

i may not be showing it there in my face, because clearly i am *such* a professional, but as vivi closed in to try && shove me off the end of the platform… by this point, i was seething. seething! she was trying to ruin my runway show!! i had to do something.

i mean, i was sure she was the reason why i slipped (even though now that i look back at the snaps, you can totes see she had nothing to do with it!), she then tried to push me in an epic pose battle at the end of the catwalk… my only recourse was to…

01.23.2012

*ahem*

..was to give a member of our audience quite the scare.

it happens from time to time, even between bffs, to have a bit of a.. tiff. we just get too competitive sometimes, and it’s understandable. don’t worry, we got over it *mighty* quick && were back to bein’ bffles in no time… but for a little bit there, vivi and i were rivals on the runway. at least it made for an exciting show, i’m sure!

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in amazon
hair; elikatira quirky in blonde 04
tattoo; aitui aggression
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/green
lip color; ae meth matte lip tint in pink
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod parasitic (face), om shanti (chest) && thrust (hips)
lingerie; onyx wear zicke lingerie in pink leopard && lime stripes (see more of the color choices here!)
heels; g field flower pumps eve in black
nails; virtual insanity cyber queen nails
wings; epic fairy sparkle wings in night

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; laq olivia in peach (worn with the *freebie* skin lightener tattoo from chus)
hair; truth @ truth district evelyn in crow (50% off)
tattoo; para designs circus aquarium
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in blue/green
makeup; kyoot cateye in citrus 2
lip color; pididdle don’t stop yet
lashes; blah simplicity lashes
lingerie; blah my sweet lingerie in goodnight owl && apple of my eye
heels; n-core coquette
nails; mandala milky way nails in hawthorn red
necklace; primalot fairy dust necklace
wings; epic fairy sparkle wings in ruby

poses && prop; olive juice (closing sale!!)

01.23.2012

district

so i’m positively sure that it’s already made its way around the feeds, but. in case you’ve *not* heard, there is a *50%* off sale going on right now @ truth district. lots of the stores on the sim are participating, including truth’s own satellite store, and i braved the lag && large crowd to snag some amaaaaaazing deals!

01.22.2012
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that i noticed.. earthstones, truth, nardcotix, gos, curio, je suis && aura are participating.. but i honestly didn’t check every single store. there could be more i missed out on, so it’s definitely worth checkin’ out yourself!

i took the sale opportunity to pick up some things i’ve been eyeballin’ but never got around to actually picking up. a few of truth‘s recent releases (and his *latest* releases are included in the sale too, one of which is the high ponytail style i’m wearing here!), a couple pairs of boots ‘n’ heels from gos, and a skin i’ve probably demo’d 947832734 times exactly from curio that the 50% off fatpack price tag finally convinced me to just give in and grab.

01.22.2012
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the jeans i’m wearing here are from the sale goodies at aura and i even picked up some new nails from je suis… all in all, i’d say it was a pretty awesome haul. i can never resist a good sale, and this one is no exception. i mean, it’s a sale at some of my *absolute* favorite stores… i gleefully said goodbye to the rest of my linden balance and filled my inventory with so much lovely new stuffs. ’tis a win, imho~

get the look yourself:
skin; curio @ truth district candy petal in licorice whip 2 (50% off)
hair; truth @ truth district tammy in swedish (50% off)
eyes; insufferable dastard light sensitive v2 in ice
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod parasitic (face) && dragon spiral (ears)
top; sakide @ fashionably late delicate bodysuit in black
sweater; cynful comfy vest in charcoal
jeans; aura @ truth district worn but loved ultra low rise jeans in grunge (50% off)
belt; pepper handcuff belt
boots; gos @ truth district aviator boot amelia in worn (50% off)
nails; je suis @ truth district basic nails (50% off)
necklace; virtual insanity oh my goth necklace

poses; glitterati
location; north yard

super casual

today is just… one of those days. i’ve got about half of a foot of snow and ice outside in my rl, it’s cold && dreary.. and i am just feelin’ a good sweater day.

01.21.2012

i’ve gotten some decent luck with gatchas as of late.. *knocks on wood* ..and have been getting colors i’ve wanted when trying the machines. this top from addict at the seasons gatcha winter event was a surprise when i won it in teal on my first try. as i’ve said in the past.. i just don’t wear enough teal in world. and honestly other than pink, it’s one of my favorite colors. so needless to say, i was quite pleased with this shade! and the fact that it’s really cute && nicely made just makes it even better! \o/

01.21.2012

these *new* thermal leggings from tea time matched quite nice && i really like the contrasting gray color-blocking at the bottom. ❤ and i decided to accessorize with some black bits && pieces, wearing another gatcha item from teefy in this suuuper cute purse, a pair of tied up boots from death row designs && some lovely hod jewelry with both the piercings and the bracelet.

it’s def nicer than a slubby long-sleeved tee && sweatpants (which is totally what i’d *want* to be wearing on a cold day like this), but still *easy* enough that i’m happy to hop around the grid like this for the day. a messy ponytail, lazy boots, and an oversized sweater.. honestly, it doesn’t get more comfortable than that!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in meow w/ juicy gloss in peach
hair; red mint no 19 in scandinavia blonde
tattoo; insanya your geisha
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in blue
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod bitten && dimpled
top; addict @ seasons gatcha winter lucille sweater dress in teal
leggings; tea time winter pant rudolph in teal
boots; death row designs lazy heel in black
cuff; hod the crosary bracelet
nails; candy nail punk skull
bag; teefy @ seasons gatcha winter mini crossbody bag in leather black
necklace; amorous suspend in onyx pearl

poses; glitterati

pandas

the seasons gatcha winter event started the other day (the 14th, to be exact) && runs almost ’til the end of the month (the 28th!). there are *tons* of adorable wintery things there — scarves, mittens, ear muffs, more scarves, sweaters… pretty much anything you’d ever need to feel all warm ‘n’ cozy.

bff vivi && i have been poking around the gatcha machines since the event opened, trying our luck in getting items in our preferred colors… but by far, our favorite gatcha item (and the one that’s made the most of our lindens disappear) is the one set out by illusory.

just *look* at how adorable these animal scarves are! *-*

01.20.2012

between the two of us, we have the entire set just by feeding the machine over && over.. trying to get all the rare pink ones. the white bear scarf is super cute, as is the orange tiger version too, but the pink panda.. the pink panda. oh it is insanely cute!

01.20.2012

i couldn’t help but make an outfit around this scarf… i mean, i may have squealed out loud when the gatcha gods smiled upon me && i *finally* won it. just look at its li’l ears.. and its li’l eyes.. i am in love with it. ❤❤❤

so i dressed to suit the scarf, with a white dress (that i’m wearing as a long-sleeved tee here) from sakide && some gorgeous mesh pants i’ve been meaning to blog from celoe. i was also lucky enough to win the *rare* bunny ear muffs from the gatcha by willow, which is another machine i fully intended on feeding lindens until i went broke trying to get the rare pair. i *did* get the owl pair as well (which look adorable with the brown bear illusory scarf, btw~) && i still want the skunk set too… but the rabbit-y muffs are adorable enough that i am appeased. … for now.

01.20.2012

vivienne dressed to match her scarf as well — going all over black-and-white with some wellington boots from needful things, a furry keychain from love soul (which is still having their half off sale, just fyi!), && another gatcha-win necklace from undefined lilies. her panda might not be pink like mine is, but he is just as cute! i love the way these are textured — they really do look soft and fuzzy and warm. and for only *50L* a try, it’s soooo worth trying your luck for one (or a few *cough* like we did) just cause they are so. damned. adorable.

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in angelic w/ doll gloss in orange
hair; truth kendall in swedish
tattoo; aitui biomech disaster
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in blue
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod silentium
top; sakide ribbed t-shirt dress in white
pants; celoe lolong trousers in tapa
heels; n-core coquette
ring; addiction diamond snowflake cocktail ring
nails; mandala pink skin long nails
ear muffs; willow @ seasons gatcha winter woodland earmuffs in bunny
scarf; illusory @ seasons gatcha winter zoo friend scarf in pink panda
necklace; needful things anchor necklace

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; laq tess 2 in peach (worn with the *freebie* skin lightener tattoo from chus)
hair; elikatira show in black 04
tattoo; para designs sleeping ponies (freebie)
eyes; insufferable dastard @ seasons gatcha winter snowfall eyes in gray
lashes; blah simplicity lashes
piercings; hod lure
sweater; epic fuzzy cardigan in gray
tank; jane intrinsic tank in milk (freebie)
pants; imbue leather leggings
belt; pepper embrace belt
boots; needful things sock wellies in black
nails; onyx wear flick
keychain; love soul fur tail keychain in black (50% off sale!)
necklace; undefined lilies @ seasons gatcha winter fur ball faces in creme
scarf; illusory @ seasons gatcha winter zoo friend scarf in panda

poses; magnifique
location; atrum complexo