bundled up

i am in *love* with the newest round of collabor88 goodies…

11.09.2012

…not only is the color palette gorgeous (shades of deep orange, golden yellow && cool teal-blue), but just about everything i spied there was callin’ my name~

collabor88 is one of those events that i look most forward to every single month. the mixture of home furnishings (which *really* helps, considering i’ve a brand new home to finish decorating!), fabulous fashion, accessories and even poses is all kinds of awesome. but this round, i found *so* many things i honestly flipped out for that i couldn’t even fit everything into one look. the collections just keep getting better && better and this round was definitely no exception.

the dress i’m wearing here is *so* sexy. it’s from hucci and i absolutely love it. the turtleneck collar, the length of the skirt, the lovely suede texturing…. and the way it moves… it is just flaw free. the fit on this dress is fantastic and i adore this blue-gray color, but i also snagged it in black because it was just too *good* to pass up.

11.09.2012

glam affair also has a few new things at collabor88 this round, including both the boots(!) && the skin i’m wearing today. the seul ankle boots come in a range of really pretty jewel tone colors that almost look metallic, but my favorite was this pretty golden bronze color. it’s neutral enough to work with just about anything i could possibly want to wear ’em with, but still *unique* enough to really add a pop of color into an outfit. they are shiny and high-heeled and impeccably textured. love~

and the skin…. well, it *is* that time of year after all. being a little under the weather is not uncommon in the colder months of fall && winter, but at least you can still look adorable with your snuffly nose. this set of skins, in glam affair’s roza and ginny faces, can either look like you’ve got a bit of a cold…. or like your face is flushed from being out in some chilly wind. such a cute idea that translates really, really well if you take lots of pictures in-world like i do. having that extra flush on the cheeks and nose, when combined with a “cooler” windlight setting && maybe a scarf (like the one i’m wearing here, which is a *freebie* from mr. poet!) totally adds another level of realism to your snapshots!

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair @ collabor88 roza brr & etci 04
hair; exile breathe me in chardonnay
tattoo; para designs venom
eyes; insufferable dastard moody vampire in wispy blue
makeup; mock turqtreuse/charquoise eshadow (past group gift)
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
teeth; medley prim teeth v2 in vampire
piercings; hod lisbeth
dress; hucci @ collabor88 soure dress in blue dawn
leggings; league folklore leggings in weave
socks; teefy arva socks in teal
boots; glam affair @ collabor88 seul ankle boots in sonoran
bracelet; amorous splendor solis
nails; rezipsa loc terracotta nails french
scarf; mr. poet wide scarf (freebie!)
bag; auxiliary my oversized leather tote (group gift!)

poses; exposeur
location; horizon dream

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stuff

hi, have you seen my awesome chair?

11.02.2012

my chair has horns and a raven. my chair > your chair.

i have this chair because i wanted something funky to pose with for my look for today. there really was no *need* for a chair, but i found this one at handverk (because maybe.. just maybe.. i was there eying up a few more pairs of heels, y’know, to go with my sweet pink penis pumps) and i was compelled to buy it. i mean, it has horns(!) and a raven(!!).. what more needs to be said?

so to not detract from the awesomeness of this chair, i decided to dress understated and demure…….. with gray skin, purple-tipped ears, red eyes and some crazy eye makeup. ..*coughs*

anyway! my look for today is a combination of a few things i wanted to show off, so let me touch on ’em here before i get too sarcastic. these huge platform’d boots i’m wearing are from sakide and if you act *fast*, they might still be available to grab! they were a 100L special for halloween and, as i’m sure you’re aware, halloween is over… but these boots are still great for beyond just halloween. they’re textured with spider webs and such, but it’s subtle and you really have to look close to see the pattern… which means these *won’t* be sitting in the bottom of my inventory until next october. they’re thigh-high and *mesh* and i really, really liked these. go scope out sakide if you’d like them, i hope they’re still out!

11.02.2012

this gorgeous collar && earring set i’m wearing here by amorous is out @ the tomorrow today charity event. if you’d like more information on the event, please click and read through the blog posts by matchbook monday. there are lots of designers set up at the event and, in turn, lots of goodies to snag in the hopes of helping matchbook raise money. matchbook monday is one of my own personal favorites when it comes to jewelry, but not *only* because her designs are flawless. she is a really sweet person — the few times i’ve had the pleasure of talking to her, she’s been *nothing* but kind and friendly and incredibly generous — and i honestly hope this event goes well for her. plus, you’re getting some awesome items in return (if you’re a hair junkie like i am, make sure you poke your head into the truth && wasabi pills stalls!), so if you’re inclined… visit the event and browse around~

another event with new stuffs is fameshed… and the new collection is *amazing*. the first thing i had my eye on was this hairstyle i’m wearing here from exile. this updo looked, to me, almost like a messy-bun-mohawk && i seriously fell in love. the style is perfection, it is one of my absolute favorites to date from exile, and i love that it worked so well not only with the jewelry i’m wearing…

…but also with these *ears*, which are a collab between ni.ju and trap. they are pierced a thousand ways && are completely customizable — not only does each ear set come with a hud for recoloring everything (the skintone, tips, piercings.. even the highlight and shadow are color-change), but they’re *also* fully mod which allowed me to recolor a few of the piercings by themselves. they were a breeze to tint, full of such wonderful detail, and really worth picking up!

get the look yourself:
skin; nuuna black skin
hair; exile @ fameshed collide in frost
tattoo; blackfeet maori (freebie!)
eyes; kre-ations reversal in red
eye makeup; glam affair couture mesh eyeliner #1, #2 && #3
ears; trap/ni.ju pierced gelf ears
piercings; hod om shanti
corset; sn@tch mesh passion corset in pink
corset top; j’s lace up corset bra
pants; boom miami linens in silhouette
boots; sakide araneae boots
necklace/earrings; amorous @ tomorrow today suki
nails; pixelmode sculpted nails v2
eye patch; bird next door flower eye patch

standing pose; glitterati
chair/sitting poses; handverk

november

ah, november… even though it is undeniably autumn now that halloween is over, and i’ve woken up every day recently in my rl to typical fall weather with cold winds && lotsa rain (damn you, hurricane sandy!), i wasn’t really feelin’ the whole bundled up sort of look for today.

11.01.2012

and it has a *lot* to do with these shoes. but i’ll get to that in a moment~

most of this look is made up of things i’ve had floatin’ around in my inventory for a li’l while, which is.. refreshing to do, sometimes. i know i talk a lot here about the black hole that is my virtual wardrobe and even though at the moment it is mostly organized, there still are things i rediscover in there that i forgot i had. it’s nice to go shopping in my own inventory && put together a “new” look with stuffs i’ve bought in the past. y’know, give them fresh new life and all that!

11.01.2012

i grabbed this bra from sn@tch, during a recent sale. i *think* the sale has ended ( sorry, blogger fail ;( ) but this lingerie set was pretty and *leopard* and caught my eye. i picked up a few other things during that sale… as i do with most sales. can’t just buy one thing, right? ;P but i felt like blogging the lingerie without doing a *typical* lingerie post. because i’m sure the last thing ya’ll want to see is me in my panties, riiiiight?

so i threw on a blazer, because.. it’s classy, okay? and this one from house of fox is *super* cute. the shape is wonderful, i love the collar && the draping folds of fabric, and it showed just enough of the bra to appease me while still keeping me .. mostly .. covered up. i grabbed for these maitreya jeans to pair with the bra ‘n’ blazer, because honestly? they are probably my absolute favorite mesh jeans to date. they fit in such wonderful ways and the butt is fantastic.. and since i was already wearing some *new* maitreya goodies, i figured the jeans would be a perfect fit.

and yes, now will commence the gushing over these shoes..

11.01.2012

hi, my name is vixxie, and i am in slove with these wedges. these are the *new* maitreya sandals called suave and they are amaaaaaaaaaazing. while i chose to wear ’em here with this look as solid black sandals, they actually come with a lot of options for customization.

the wedged heels come in four different texture choices (two are shown above) *and* these shoes can be worn with socks or without. the socks come in eleventy billion color options, too, which made me *squee* with joy. wedge sandals aren’t typical fall and winter footwear but these socks make them *awesome* for layering with leggings and jeans.

when i saw the ad on onyx leshelle‘s flickr i was honestly expecting the sock && no-sock versions to be separate… so imagine my glee when i realized they are all-in-one. and believe me, i agonized over which color to grab. i finally settled on this black pair, because you cannot go wrong with black, but the hot pink raspberry color && the deep red oxblood color also called my name… i have a feeling i will be *forced* to go back && pick them up, too.

maitreya’s mesh items are so fantastic and these shoes are no exception. expect to see them here often on my blog, because they will be *glued* to my feet for a while i’m sure.

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel kumi peach in defined w/ lip tint in swoon
hair; dela moelleux in blonde 01
eyes; insufferable dastard moody vampire in wispy blue
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod compassion (chest, w/ the heart tattoo), dimpled (cheeks), end of the night (lip/brow), mess of metal (stomach/lower back), thrust (hips)
nose piercing; cobrahive nose swirl
jacket; house of fox scarlet blazer in black
bra; sn@tch wild child lace bra in peach
jeans; maitreya zipper skinny jeans #8
shoes; maitreya suave in raven
necklace; maxi gossamer cross of assisi
watch; amorous @ tomorrow today silence
nails; wtg c+@ nails
earrings; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 handcuff earrings
cigarette; nikotin cig lady in white/black
gloves; glue ink ree gloves in floral

poses; glitterati
location; pretty island

slender

you ever get that feeling like… someone’s watching you?

10.27.2012

yeah, me neither. *shrugs* wonder where that feeling comes from anyway…

so! today, i’ve got a.. pretty lady lost in the woods kind of costume look. this gorgeous dress from sakide, which is out @ the cinema event, inspired the look i put together for today. i was thinking of a dark, windy night…. a bright, full moon overhead… and creepy, ominous surroundings with only a single handheld lantern to light the way. i think i achieved that, what say you?

10.27.2012

instead of a forest, i used one of my favorite spots for photography && headed over to innsmouth, which ended up being the *perfect* spot. the fog, the dilapidated buildings, and the fact that i was totally *alone* worked for the kind of mood i was trying to set. it looks spooky and wonderful and absolutely fitting.

it’s just a shame i was all by myself… i mean, *completely* by myself… because on a night like that, having someone else there to keep me company would’ve been a big relief.. y’know, to keep the boogeyman from coming to get me. if you even believe in that kinda stuff.

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair roza basic in artic 02
hair; exile lady in red in stefani
tattoo; sn@tch apnea tattoo
eyes; insufferable dastard moody vampire eyes in wispy blue
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
dress; sakide @ cinema black dahlia dress
claws; amorous lacerated
gloves; tableau vivant arm warmers in black
light; swan lantern

poses; glitterati
location; innsmouth

out for a stroll

10.22.2012

i really love how the entire grid seems to change with rl seasons… i’m seeing less && less bright green grass and more gorgeous fall foliage. and while i was on the warrumbungles sim (shopping, of course x3), i realized just how pretty the scenery was outside the store i was in. so naturally, i couldn’t resist taking a stroll down the cobblestone street and snapping my blog pics for today there.

and this windlight setting i used made the pretty trees behind me seem to glow, which was a wonderful effect. i rarely post process my blog pics here, the only thing i tend to do is mess a bit with brighness/contrast and sometimes smooth out jaggies on the avatar mesh, so the backdrop you see here is all in-viewer goodness. i used a windlight by elysium eilde (with a few tweaks for more cloud coverage in the sky) and it was absolutely perfect for painting a pretty autumn picture.

now onto my look…

10.22.2012

the skin i’m wearing today is from leafy.. and i’m honestly not sure why i’ve not given this brand a chance before. i *love* this face. these lips are perfection in shape and color && this skin tone i’m wearing here (called lumiel) worked so well with the freckle tattoos i wear all the time. it came with a pure, make-up free face which is ideal for layering your own favorite makeup tattoos on top, and a face with a simple black cat eye that i’m wearing. i honestly could not decide which skin to pick up first — i sat with about a billion demos in my inventory before i finally grabbed one — because there were lovely fantasy-type skins (paler and super dark tones with gorgeous makeups, then “out there” skin tones in shades of purple and green), halloween themed skins, and then more “normal” faces with in a range of everyday makeups. i settled on this sapphire skin for the moment, because i loved the way it looks on my shape, but as i said… no idea why i’ve not hoarded this skin brand before now.

the hair style i’m wearing here is *free* currently, in the exile subscribo, along with two more. i spotted them on kavar cleanslate‘s flickr before i got the notice && immediately went to snag ’em. and as i was unpacking, my jaw dropped. i was honestly expecting just three hair styles — the ones in the flickr pic in those specific hair colors — and was *floored* when i realized the gifts are actually fat packs. such a generous gift and so worth grabbing, especially if you’re like me and you picked up these hairstyles when they were @ tdr blue… but they didn’t come in your preferred hair color then. now, they most certainly do! :3

and lastly, this sweater i’m wearing here is out for a really nice discount @ my attic by dcny. this round of goodies is an awesome one — including *more* hair from exile && a super cute style by ploom, too — but these sweaters immediately caught my eye. for *95L* you get the sweater in your choice of colors and then two matching scarves that i’m not wearing here, one each to match the sweaters color-blocks. and amazing deal for really well-made mesh.. after you smack the exile subscribo, head to my attic for some more awesome bargains!

get the look yourself:
skin; leafy sapphire lumiel in liner
hair; exile betty lou in stefani (subscribo gift!)
tattoo; para designs venom
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
facial piercings; hod tv piercing 12
ear piercings; hod @ fair lost souls
sweater; dcny @ my attic d-line sweater in ballet
jeans; maitreya flare jeans #4
belt; maitreya old leather belt
shoes; ingenue @ collabor88 cindy in licorice
necklace; amorous fallen in grey
nails; virtual insanity @ cinema mesh square nails
ring; virtual insanity naboo ring
bag; luse olympia leather clutch bag
bracelets; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 ramona 77

poses; glitterati
location; warrumbungles

loft

back to a more normal look for now, because you can’t spend all of october in costume…

…well, i guess you could, and i’d certainly try, but y’know. just go with it.

10.16.2012

vip group members for oOo studio were treated to this grungy loft posebox the other day && it inspired the entire look you see here. pose props, for me, are usually hit or miss — i tend to like them, but only if they’re unique enough to really stand out from finding a nice in-world backdrop. and this one, with the included poses and all those dynamic shadows cast through the windows and doors, was definitely a hit with me.

10.16.2012

also released the other day are these pierced && gauged ears, from mandala. it was instant love for me, i *had* to have them, and they are worth every linden imho. the options alone for wearing these make them fantastic — there’s tons of textures and colors to choose from for every single part of these ears (including the *adorable* kitty faces i chose here for the plugs) as well as several sizes of gauges in either plugs or tunnels. they look amazing on and are packed full of bits ‘n’ bobs, as if i’d expect any less from goodies from mandala~

plus, new *gorgeous* skin from glam affair, some mesh skinny jeans from sakide, a new gorgeous updo from truth… and… i guess i couldn’t resist adding in a li’l extra halloween with these alien eyes from insufferable dastard that are out @ the cinema event. perhaps this could count as a halloween costume for an alien, y’know.. trying to blend in? kind of a stretch but i’m trying, okay!? i can’t help it that i’m *super* excited for the 31st.. ~_~

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair roza basic in america 03
hair; truth mayim in swedish
tattoo; actchio birds in the skull of a rose
eyes; insufferable dastard @ cinema classic alien eyes in abyss
eye makeup; p.art foxy eyeliner
lip makeup; pin me down lip marking 6
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
ears; mandala stretched ears omimi
piercings; hod bitten (lips/nose), dimpled (cheeks), corona radiata (chest)
top; xplosion layover top
undershirt; immerschoen trans shirt short x
jeans; sakide slim jeans in black
belt; pepper handcuff belt
heels; slink lulu stilettos
necklace; maxi gossamer @ collabor88 handcuffs necklace short
watch; amorous silence
nails; virtual insanity @ cinema mesh square nails
gloves; izzie’s leather gloves in black

poses && prop; oOo studio (group gift!)

flamingo

don’t mind me, i’m just lounging around today..

10.13.2012

suppose i needed to recover from the nekkidness of yesterday. ;P

so i slipped into a comfy (and still pretty!) tank top from red mint && these cozy mesh socks from intrigue co (out @ collabor88) that are totally adorbs and called it a day.

10.13.2012

my hair for today is actually a *freebie*(!!) from magika — two colors of this faint hairstyle, the orange-dipped style i’m wearing here && another tipped in red, are available to subscribo members free for halloween! this straight bang’d style, complete with long curly q strands falling over the shoulders, is one of my favorite releases to date from magika.. so i may have squee’d a li’l when i saw these out for the grabbing.

and because i cannot resist accessorizing even a little bit, i tried on this *new* necklace from amorous and totally fell in love… this orange color is gorgeous, all the metal bits ‘n’ pieces are color change (ranging from dark silver to a deep bronze to a shiny black), and all the details on this piece are just perfection.

i may be recovering from a bout of outfit block, and still not quite fully covered here, but at least i’m not subjecting everyone to my bare boobies again! bwahahah~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in angelic w/ doll gloss in orange
hair; magika faint in candy corn (subscribo gift)
tattoo arms; para designs neptune
tattoo lower; kys this flutterwings
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in crystal
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod bolted
top; red mint ribbon tank top no.03
panties; juicy lips deluxe panties
socks; intrigue co @ collabor88 paradise socks
necklace; amorous fallen in orange
bracelet; hod the prayer of forgiveness
nails; candy nail candy multi-color

couch/sitting poses; what next
rug; lisp

white on white

you were from a perfect world…

10.01.2012

a world that threw me away today…

10.01.2012

today… today to run away…

listen.

skin; belleza shyla masquerade
hair; elikatira listen in white 05
tattoo; vestigium fighting wolves
eyes; insufferable dastard moody vampire in wispy blue
piercings; hod end of the night
makeup; nuuna’s v8 lipstripe 3
top; glam affair @ fair openside top in white
undershirt; fri.day layering tank in white
bottoms; maitreya leggings in white
boots; ladies who lunch @ tdr blue pretender
necklace; amorous heilig
nails; virtual insanity round nails fall 2012 collection

fall

where, exactly, did september go? is it just me or did this entire month just fly on by? not that i’m complaining or anything, i mean… tomorrow is october 1st && all.. and only brings me closer to halloween (aka, my absolute favorite holiday of the year!), but seriously! september seemed to go by really, *really* fast!

09.30.2012

so i’m embracing the incoming autumn today~

*discounted* autumn at that — almost everything i’m wearing clothing-wise is on sale or heavily discounted!

this two-tone sweater is from milk motion && is set out @ the mainstore for a tdr-esque discount. the cropped hem && realistic texturing made this a no-brainer, i grabbed it immediately. and i love it, especially for how well it works with a more layered look like i’m wearing here with a (freebie!) tank underneath from jane.

09.30.2012

the mesh jeans i’m wearing here are from crash republic and i originally saw them on oh ohna‘s blog. they are fabulous — they fit my shape *perfectly* and come with both scrunched and rolled-up cuffs. they are currently discounted to a mere *95L* until tomorrow (october 1st) and are so worth picking up. there’s a nice selection of neutral and decidedly not neutral colors and i adore the shape of these~ the price + the fit on these make them an insta-fave in my inventory right now.

the boots.. these lovely boots from maitreya. they are a group-only discount from a little while ago but last i checked are still available for the smaller price… and given the fact that the group is *free* to join make them even more awesome. this soft, camel color is wonderful for more subdued autumn palettes and, as always with items from maitreya, the scrunchy shape and textures are reach-out-and-touch-it beautiful.

and, lastly, this gorgeous skin from pink fuel is out @ a steep discount for the rummage sale on the atomic island sim. ploom, aura, atomic, riddle, paper.doll… and of course, pink fuel, all have older items set out for some *very* nice prices for the next week and i could not say no to the set of elly skins offered there. a few are older event-only skins and one, i believe, was a hunt prize… but i somehow missed out on them the first time around so i was very happy to add them to my collection.

lots of awesome discounts out there on the grid these days! it makes both my inner shopaholic and my linden balance happy. embracing the chillier temps in second life is super easy when generous designers set out discounted goodies for sale~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel @ the rummage sale elly sugar in gloom (discounted!)
hair; clawtooth please and thanks in snow
tattoo; para designs retro
eyes; insufferable dastard bold blue
eye makeup; kyoot feline in autumn forest
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod bitten && dimpled
sweater; milk motion vintage sweater in bi-color grey (discounted!)
undershirt; jane intrinsic tank in truffle (freebie!)
jeans; crash republic mesh skinnies in dark blue (discounted!)
boots; maitreya radical boots in suede chamoisee (group discounted!)
necklace; amorous torus
bracelets; league wanderer
nails; candy nail harvest in black

poses; glitterati
location; tatty soup

rainy days

with the turn of the seasons, my rl weather has been cold, gloomy and soaked with rain. watching it storm outside my real windows inspired me to bring all those chilly raindrops into the virtual world with me..

09.26.2012

i *love* the rain. the best weather for getting a good night’s sleep is when it is cool && rainy… and i really love listening to raindrops fall on the roof. but having to go out in it is a whole other story…

luckily, tea time released this set of mesh trench coats which were *perfect* for creating a rainy day kind of look in-world. i love the combo of this warm brown color with accents of deep red. the subtle pattern on the cut-outs on the side add a bit of interest && all the li’l details (the metal buckles, buttons, and belt at the waist) make this a really well-made piece.

09.26.2012

wearing a hat, with this red mint mesh hair && a gorgeously patterned umbrella from the sea hole completes my rainy day attire… and with those, i added in accents of a dark teal. these colors together — deep brown, crimson, teal and khaki — all look *so* nice together (at least, imho! ;P) and really look like autumn to me. more subdued colors, in richer tones, work so well for fall.. and, as a whole, i really like the way this look turned out!

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hat && hair; red mint no.06 in nordic nacre
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
lip color; pink fuel elly glam lipstick in vamp
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod lisbeth
jacket; tea time autumn long jacket in brown/red
leggings; maitreya allure tights in cerulean
skirt; mon tissu oxford pencil skirt in beige
heels; elikatira move pumps in burgundy (sale going on right now!)
necklace; amorous suspend in abalone bronze
nails; rezipsa loc teal nails french
umbrella; the sea hole heron parasol in clayberry

poses; magnifique
location; cupcake