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

the arcade

so the arcade gatcha event started yesterday, if you’ve not heard…

09.16.2012

…and it is full of such awesome stuffs!

i have a serious problem with gatchas — i will play and play and play until i get what i want (which, more often than not, is the rares inside, ahah). but this time? i really lucked out when it comes to the things i won! yaaaay me and yaaaaaay for my luck~

the pretty peach top by ison, the *adorable* bow’d mouse ears are from auxiliary, the grocery bag packed full of macaron cookies is by bcc && the gorgeous magenta eyes are by insufferable dastard — and all are spoils of my gatcha-ing. and even luckier for me? they all worked awesomely together!

09.16.2012

i paired it all with some *new* mesh jeans, also from auxiliary (and are out @ fameshed) and a pair of peachy-pink metallic heels from g field in the *most* perfect matching shade… and i toted my full grocery bag all around an incredibly adorable sim called itutu, which provided a very fitting background.

even though i got pretty lucky when it comes to my gatcha goodies, i *still* cannot help but wonder if i played just one more try.. if i’d get that rare i’m pining for. hmm…

get the look yourself:
skin; curio airhead petal in pure 2
hair; lamb in heaven in powder
tattoo; actchio cupcake ponies (chest/arms) && suri kitty (hands)
eyes; insufferable dastard @ the arcade colorful contacts in purple-pink flair
eye makeup; glamorize black candy eye makeup in peachy
lip color; rozena dolly lip in peach
piercings; hod bitten (lips/nose) && dimpled (cheeks)
top; ison @ the arcade sheer baby blouse in champange
jeans; auxiliary @ fameshed skinny jeans in grit
heels; g field strap shoes alex in metallic pink-gold
headband; auxiliary @ the arcade gatcha mouse ears in bow white 1
nails; candy nail bouquet in pink
bag; bcc @ the arcade macaron paper bag in roseberry

poses; glitterati
location; itutu

manicure

if you know me, you know i *love* my prim nails. i’m almost never without them… i have this obsession with them. i think they add just a li’l touch of extra realism to my hands (which, let’s be honest, the second life avatar hands leave much to be desired) && i really, really like the way they look on. wearing prim nails has become as much of my outfit routine as wearing piercings, tattoos or blonde hair. i never feel *complete* without a pair on.

09.15.2012

while my own personal taste in nails tends to lean towards super long, sharp and claw-like… more “normal” sets of nails seem to work best for everyday wear. and since a favorite brand of mine for prim nails, virtual insanity, has come out with several new collections of nails.. i thought it fitting to give myself a manicure here and show ’em all off. :3

09.15.2012

the top row shows off three shorter sets of nails… which are perfect when you want a touch of color on your fingertips && glove-layer nails just aren’t cuttin’ it. these are called netty, fishy && tippy — named for their patterns (fishnet/mesh on the first two and plain nails with brightly colored tips on the last). and since each pair is color change, you really can match them to your outfit… or purposely mis-match ’em, like i tend to do.

the second row above shows the new fall collection of nails from v/i. these come in shorter versions like the first row, as well as longer (but not *too* long) sets in both square tips and rounded tips. these sets are color-change as well, in a selection of very autumn-appropriate colors ranging from hot pink to golden yellow to the gorgeous teal you see up there (which is one of my fave colors from the set).

09.15.2012

these sets are called dita and are available @ perfect wardrobe to go along with the burlesque theme of this round. they’re short, can be worn with or *without* the black tips, and have a fishnet-like pattern across them. i like these a lot — for the versatility of wearing them with or without the black tips — and also for the discounted price you can snag ’em for.

if you like wearing prim nails as much as i do, the nails from virtual insanity are really very nice. all are color-change, with lots of choices to pick from, and you cannot beat that for the price!

09.15.2012

also, one last li’l thing! these *mesh* yoga pants i’m wearing from evolve are currently on *sale*. in fact, the entire store is 50% off for a short time! these pants are awesome for lounging around (doing your nails!!) and i’ve been *living* in them for the last day or so. while i’m on the subject of nice-for-the-price with my nails, these pants are in the same boat! go check out evolve and snag some awesome deals!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel alena honey in scene
hair; truth siri in swedish
tattoo; aitui aggression
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
lip color; ag bitten lipstain in beachen peachen
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod tv piercing 4 (face) && counterpart (ears)
top; auxiliary mullet top in white
pants; evolve yoga pants in pink (sale going on right now!
feet; slink women’s mesh feet
nails (second pic collage); virtual insanity netty, fishy, tippy && fall collection 2012 nails
nails (third pic collage); virtual insanity @ perfect wardrobe dita nails

rug && nail painting poses; candy nail (past group gift)
all other poses; adorkable

frock

this new mesh frock from mon tissu is so, so cute. it’s both sexy && girly all at the same time and i *really* love the way it fits.

…but i’ll be damned if the word frock doesn’t make me think of nothing but salad fingers.

08.17.2012

“that’s a pretty looking frock on your body.”

/me gets the jibblies

aaaanyway, enough about creepy and disturbing cartoons (lest i seriously freak myself out here) and more on the dress!

there’s lots of color choice to be had, but i picked a nice neutral gray. and despite the flowy fabric, low neckline && general *daintiness* of this dress… i couldn’t help but wear it in a rather un-girly-like way: with combat boots! \o/

said combat boots are also *new* && from red mint.. and are all sorts of deliciousness.

08.17.2012

i chose to wear the black pair with my look for today, but i figured the other colors were just too awesome not to show off. the three i have here are an awesome rust, a silvery-white and of course, black — but you can see the rest of the color choices right here. each pair comes with a HUD that allows you to change the socks inside in a whole slew of colors, but the best part? you can change each sock separately — even though i didn’t do it here, you can have a teal sock on the left and a white sock on the right. really awesome for getting another pop of color on your feet~

08.17.2012

i paired the dress with a *group gift* mesh tote bag from auxiliary, some jewelry from both amorous and blitzed, a fantastically sexy and side-swept hair from exile && two pairs of gartered socks layered together from league and sn@tch. it’s simple, it’s comfortable, it’s easy to wear && it’s a nice mixture of both ladylike and.. decidedly not. i love it when i’m able to wear an article of clothing this way — while it looks awesome in the way the designer intended, i’m glad i can style it any way i please and it still looks lovely. well-made things tend to lend themselves to this and there is no denying that mon tissu’s garments are at the top of the list when it comes to all things well-made~

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; exile about last night in stefani
arm tattoo; vestigium skull half sleeves
eyes; insufferable dastard glass eyes in aqua
makeup; chelle adele sparkle in hollywood sparkle
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod compassion (chest), tv piercing 1 (lips, nose) && dimpled (cheeks)
dress; mon tissu frock dress in grey
bag; auxiliary my oversized leather tote (group gift)
boots; red mint riven boots
short socks; sn@tch garter socks in fishnet
long socks; league side-gartered stockings in khaki
earrings; amorous retrospect
bracelet; amorous sniper
nails; rezipsa loc raven nails french

poses; exposeur
location; new york city

double dose

/me gently wipes the cobwebs away

ohay! long time, no bloggity, hmm?

yeah, it’s been a really long while since i last posted… things just got *way* hectic for me in my rl. shit happens from time to time && i am def not immune to it. buuuuu~uuut, i did have some time this week to catch up on things in sl, so i thought i’d finally get off my lazy ass and put together a blog post!

and it’s not just me in this post, oh no. i’ve got two looks for you from myself and one of those includes bff vivi.. i thought it was a fitting way to maybe get back into the swing of blogging~

first…

06.05.2012

..a look i put together long before i took my hiatus. this makes me a very, very bad blogger && for that i apologize! i uploaded the pics of this look to flickr months and months ago… and then never put a post together for it. so here it is, finally!

06.05.2012

polar bear hoodie, shark tee, and some bright hot pink. do you love it as much as i do? ’cause i gotta say, i love this look lots. i grabbed the tee from retro when i discovered them on a hunt aaaages ago. these tees were cute (each one was a different color w/ different animal motifs) and nicely textured… and sometimes i just cannot resist the cute. yes, this shark is cute.. don’t try to tell him otherwise~

the hood is mesh && i grabbed it from nacon’s on the marketplace. while i don’t recommend wearing a fuzzy hood and scarf in the middle of summer, it’s sl.. so i can do what i want! ;P it worked for the cutesy sort of look i was goin’ for and, as i said.. cannot resist the cute sometimes. i like the dark, grungy, and evil just as much as the next girl but there’s that part of me the just cannot say no to something with teddy bear ears. don’t judge me.

and for a more “recent” look, i dragged bff vivi in with me to pose..

08.11.2012

you never really know how much you miss out on when you’re away from sl. sure, i knew designers and sales and events would be goin’ on without me.. but i didn’t realize just how much there would be for me to catch up on! @_@ it was only a couple of months && i feel like i’ve missed out on yeeeeeears of awesome goodies.

so she ‘n’ i hit up a few of our favorite stores, browsed several of the events going on, and tried our best not to be overwhelmed.

08.11.2012

vivi built her cute && casual look all around this mesh tee she picked up @ collabor88, from tres blah. it’s perfectly tucked into her jeans and looks like a slouchy v-neck she’d steal from her boyfriend (if he let her into his closet, that is..). she looks comfy and yet still put together~

she’s also wearing a pair of flared jeans from maitreya, some fiiierce leopard heels (that were a freebie group gift!) from n-core, and a super cute owl necklace that’s also from collabor88 by maxi gossamer~

08.11.2012

my look also centers around somethin’ i grabbed at collabor88, this time from auxiliary. this sugar skull design won me over completely, but all of the designs were awesome enough to pick up.. especially at the nicely discounted price of a mere 88L.

i paired the tank with some mesh shorts i picked up from mon tissu && a pair of gorgeous sandals from celoe — both of which are in nice, neutral shades. the shorts have a subtle pinstripe, making them more visually interesting than a simple pair of white denim shorts, and the shoes….. oh there are no words for these shoes other than love. the textures are realistic and delicious, tinting was a breeze && i instantly fell in love with this taupe shade. if only i had a pair of these irl, siiigh~

plus! the prop && poses vivi and i are using here, from glitterati, are on *sale* right now. everything is discounted to 100L and i went ‘n scooped up a whole bunch of things i’ve had my eye on, this prop included. i’m always on the lookout for new props and new poses, especially ones that are unique, and i’ve always liked this hallway prop. i’m glad i was able to grab it for an amazing deal!

sooo, three looks… and *maybe* a return to blogging for vixxie? we’ll have to see how rl treats me, but i’m hoping i’ll be able to get back into it! i miss my blog (and i miss those of you that read it ❤ honestly!) and i hate feeling like i’m out of the loop. so much new stuff to grab! @___@

get the looks yourself:

first set of pics
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; burley zia 2
tattoo; vestigium chinese rituals
eyes; insufferable dastard gleeful eyes in multi
makeup; chelle mix and match in blue && green
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod tv piercing 12
tee; retro shark t-shirt
jeans; mon tissu nora skinny jeans in faded
heels; mstyle rivea pumps in magenta
necklace; amorous torus necklace
hood; nacon’s furry bear scarf in polar
watch; hoc watch in pink

location; itutu

second set of pics
on vixxie (blonde) ::
skin; pink fuel alena honey in scene
hair; exile silent wings in stefani
tattoo; actchio love has many faces
eyes; insufferable dastard moody vampire eyes in wispy blue
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
lip color; ag bitten lipstain in beachen peachen
piercings; hod bitten
top; auxiliary @ collabor88 slouchy tank in sugar skull
shorts; mon tissu hanalei shorts in pinstripes
shoes; celoe aelia wedges in pinenut
necklace; mg @ collabor88 angelwings short
bracelet; amorous chimera in pink
nails; candy nail chidori in pink

on vivienne tailleur (brunette) ::
skin; glam affair roza in natural
hair; elikatira figure in brown 08
tattoo; actchio birds in the skull of a rose
eyes; insufferable dastard glass eyes in aqua
piercings; hod compassion
top; tres blah @ collabor88 half-tucked tee in off-white
jeans; maitreya flare jeans
heels; n-core coquette platform in wild (group gift)
necklace; mg @ collabor88 jewelled owl short
nails; onyx wear flick bullet and flick pac-man

prop && poses; glitterati (sale!)