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

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haute

there’s a new round of horror haute (that started today, the 25th!) and it includes a *new* mesh release from haus of darcy

08.25.2012

..perhaps it is hard to tell, but it makes me suuuper excited~

hod makes my absolute favorite body jewelry — i pretty much wear this brand exclusively when i want piercings (which, let’s be honest, i *always* want piercings). so new releases make me especially tingly… and these new earring sets do not disappoint.

08.25.2012

the earrings you see here (best in the middle photo, click the pic to see it larger) are the latest release out for horror haute, called counterpart. the large black lobe gauge is the mesh piece, which makes me even *more* excited for perhaps some more meshy goodness from aydan darcy, but you don’t have to wear these piercings with this particular gauge. there’s another set included without the black round gauge that are made to be worn with other ear jewelry from hod — including the dragon spiral gauges i love so much. hence the counterpart name~

i am so glad hod has released earrings like these. i tend to lean towards wanting as many rings-in-one as i can get, so when i *do* wear hair where the ears are visible.. i get a whole lotta bang for my buck, so to speak. i’ve been wanting a piercing set like this to wear from my favorite brand && now, i have them. ❤❤

there’s also a set of tattoo layers included (not shown here) that add a little bit of an infected look to the piercings.. and you can see that here. these earrings are unisex, they’re new, and they are absolutely wonderful. go grab ’em while they are on sale!

08.25.2012

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair leah in natural w/ lipstick #22
hair; lelutka aphrodite in powder
tattoo; para designs creeper
eyes; nuuna’s creepy black eyes
makeup; hod/nuuna’s cathaldus
face piercings; hod cathaldus
chest piercings; hod corona radiata
ear piercings; hod counterpart (out for horror haute!)
corset; ingenue @ collabor88 ninon in morganite
panties/garters; sakide amourette lingerie in old rose
jacket; onyx wear @ vintage fair monroe blazer
boots; ison @ vintage fair carazon boots in silver
collar; luck inc bound collar in white
nails; candy nail eternal darkness
horns; bubble synthetic horns double
gloves/bracelets; loulou&co enigma

poses; exposeur

panda && elephant

03.20.2012

how cute are these tentacio tees!?

insanely cute!!

both bff vivi && i picked ’em up @ perfect wardrobe in a nicely discounted pack (including a third tee with an adorable tiger on the chest!)… and we both liked them so much, we almost instantly threw them on.

03.20.2012

i picked the elephant version to wear initially because i liked this shade of blue, but that li’l elephant is too cute for words. look at his stubby arms! ❤❤ the texture on these are nice && make it look like one of those super soft, super comfy tees (y’know, the one you *always* grab for ’cause it feels so great on?) and i like the three-quarter sleeves. perfect for spring!

03.20.2012

vivienne chose the panda version of the t-shirt to wear, because vivi… really likes pandas. one of her favorite necklaces that she wears all. the. time., from loulou&co, has a panda charm (seen here, i am really surprised she didn’t wear it with this look too!).. so i wasn’t shocked at all that she gravitated towards the black, gray && white tee.

and panda is adorable too. not only does he have stubby arms like the elephant, but he also has an amazing expression on his face. kinda sad, kinda confused, but all kinds of cute~

it’s also been a while since i took some non-fashion, landscape-y snapshots in world… and this sim we were on was perfect for that. it was so lush, so green && so pretty that not only did it make for a nice backdrop for our pictures.. but also was just gorgeous on its own.

check it out!

03.20.2012

03.20.2012

click to see them larger @ flickr!

tranquil && lovely… can’t you just hear that waterfall in the distance? ahhh…

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in pearl w/ pop lipstick in proton
hair; truth dee in swedish
tattoo; para designs dusk leg sleeve
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in sapphire
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod reach
top; tentacio @ perfect wardrobe happy zoo shirt in elephant
shorts; mon tissu greta shorts in dark
shoes; ingenue @ collabor88 organique flats in straw
necklace; i ❤ fashion @ fi fridays lipstick necklace
nails; virtual insanity snowing in paris nails

on vivienne tailleur (black hair) ::
skin; ploom maia cream in eyeliner 4
hair; wasabi pills kumi ponytail in storm
tattoo; para designs cupcake madness
eyes; insufferable dastard @ fashion for life bold purple
makeup; kyoot cat eye in bardot
lashes; miamai catwalk lashes in twinkle (group gift)
piercings 1; hod torque
piercings 2; cobrahive gauged 04
top; tentacio @ perfect wardrobe happy zoo shirt in panda
shorts; tres blah @ collabor88 board shorts in ocean
shoes; maitreya flip flops in eclipse
necklace; cobrahive sabishinju necklace
nails; onyx wear double flick b&w

all poses; glitterati
location; drobak village

the effects of boredom && smeared lipstick

so. for the lingerie challenge, i’ve been trying to recruit my friends into posing with me.. just because it’s def more fun that way. you get *double* the dose of undies if i’ve got a friend here with me && that is always a good thing! so far i’ve gotten bff vivi && lars to pose, and today.. i convinced my friend braden daines to strip down to his unmentionables and take some time out to pose with me for some piccies.

02.09.2012

…the only trouble is, i *just* started re-reading the harry potter books (and i’m currently on goblet of fire, my favorite out of the series!) && you know how it is when you first dive into a book that captures your interest — you pretty much want to *read* and nothing but and well. my attention was on the book more so than on braden.

his attention span, sadly, is like that of a goldfish. if he doesn’t have something immediately in front of him, braden gets bored… and gets bored fast. but i wanted to finish just one more chapter (which was after i’d already used the just one more chapter excuse.. two chapters previously) && braden was getting antsy.

02.09.2012

look at mr. whiny mcwhinyface, who saw fit to pout about how bored he was getting.

y’know, the whole.. “why isn’t she paying attention to me? ;_; …. WHY ISN’T SHE PAYING ATTENTION TO ME!?? DX” drill. he thought plopping down on the end of the bed and sniffling loudly might grab my attention back, or that sitting *right* on top of me to melodramatically wail about his sorrows would have me put the book down… but neither plan worked.

..until he threatened to leave, because it was sooooo rude of me to invite him to take pictures and then leave him behind for a book. which, to be fair, is kiiiinda true~

so i put the book down, however reluctantly, and gave him some much-needed attention.

02.09.2012

funny how a few kisses can suddenly turn a pouting boy into a happy man, isn’t it?

once we got started… it was sorta hard to stop. just like with the book, when something is *good*.. you don’t really wanna pull away. for a li’l while, braden && i completely forgot we were supposed to be taking pictures (oopsies!) and instead, got caught up in the moment.

but! being the *professional photographer* i am (heh, hardly!), i reigned us both in before things got too heated. we had a shoot to finish, after all, and my blog is totally just as important as dotting braden’s entire body with kisses. ..wait, i mean… …*ahem*.

so! without hesitation, we fixed the bed 😉 and hopped out to take one last snap so i’d have the pics to blog with..

02.09.2012

but i totes shoulda checked my makeup first. ah well…

get the look yourself:
on vixxie ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in amazon w/ glam lipstick in vamp
hair; elikatira abbey in blonde 05
tattoo; para designs color of love
eyes; insufferable dastard stellar eyes in blue
smeared lipstick; chelle als let’s make out moar
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod lisbeth
lingerie; whippet & buck @ collabor88 tess bra && knickers in mossy lemon
heels; ingenue @ collabor88 gatsby heels in citrine
bangles && rings; the sea hole @ collabor88 nausicaa bracelet && rings set in peridot
nails; pixel mode sculpted nails v2
necklace; earthstones @ collabor88 classic romance necklace in emerald/gold

on braden daines ::
skin; tableau vivant noctis in tone 6
hair; maitreya green 2 in pitch
tattoo; para designs mash up
facial hair; nanuk birken beard in black
eyes; insufferable dastard snowfall eyes in hazel
piercings; hod reach
necklace; hod collective dog tag chain (part of the mercenary necklace)
undies; ronsem boxer briefs in olive green
kiss marks; rezipsa loc kisses (body) && izzie’s lipstick kiss (face, subscribo gift!)

furniture; trompe loeil @ collabor88 novel decor bedroom duo

dress like an adult

so, most of the looks i feature here on my blog would probably be considered.. casual. i tend to stray from the *everyday* kinda look only every once in a while, and i do like to add fantasy elements in as well (or just go all out and be a freak of nature ahaha), but it’s rare that i actually.. dress up. y’know?

9.23.2011
click to see it larger @ flickr!

i figured it was time to change that. ;3

dressing like an “adult” is something that is kinda hard for me — despite the fact that i am, in fact, an adult. i guess i just prefer the jeans && t-shirt kinda look more than i do some tweed pants and a blouse?

however!

these pants i’m wearing from ingenue that are out for FLF (and are totally worth grabbing if you haven’t already!) just ..inspired me, i guess, to dress in a more *business* casual look than normal. i love these for their high waist && the zipper detail on the back (which i unfortunately forgot to photograph, ’tis my bad), and the prim cuffs are flared in a way a lot of dress pants i own irl are. the color && fabric are perfect for fall, too, which is a definite plus. and the price makes these an insta-buy for me!

there’s a purple-y shade of these pants as well out for 50L, but i liked the gray. gray is one of my go-to colors in world, it’s neutral but it’s not black && since i own *so much* black already.. gray is usually the color i go for now.

9.23.2011
click to see it larger @ flickr!

but i could not help myself when it came to this cropped sweater in, yes, black (as soon as i finish saying i own too much black, lolol) from the secret store. it was out for lazy sunday this past weekend && if you grabbed it, you should rejoice. it’s adorable! it’s just short enough to meet the top of these pants && i really like the way it looks layered over a tank (one of my favorite tanks for layering at that, from fri.day). works for a more dressy look, but would srsly look just as nice with some jeans or a skirt. the prim attachments make it really pop for me, too — the slightly puffy sleeves, the bottom prim that makes it billow in a *flattering* way, and there are buttons on the chest too that i decided not to wear. very nicely made and versatile.. you can never own too many cute sweaters for fall. 😉

in fact, that’s definitely something i need to go shopping for. sweaters. tank tops and tees, i own in every color of the rainbow. but long sleeves && heavier fabrics are slim to none in my inventory. so can you guess what i’ll be doing over the weekend? bwahahah~

get the look yourself:
skin; curio airhead petal in gold digger 1
hair; truth brandi streaked in swedish
tattoo; para designs retro (hunt prize)
eyes; insufferable dastard stellar eyes in blue && green (group gift)
lashes; onyx wear feather black lashes
earrings; addiction good fortune earrings
piercings; hod bump in the night
necklace; hod nothing’s necklace
sweater; the secret store puffy blouse in charcoal
tank; fri.day layering tank in white
pants; ingenue katherine in tweed charcoal (out for fifty linden friday! gooogogogo grab it!)
heels; maitreya treaders in rosewood (subscribo gift)
nails; candy nail magic of witch
bracelet; league wanderer bracelet in black

poses; glitterati
location; sea salts