where the magic happens

if you’ve followed my blog at all over the years, you’ll know that bff vivi && i have lived together as roomies in sl for quite a while. last summer she and i bought a small beachy parcel and set up a house there together… there were lots of pictures here on my blog of us in our home. but this week, she ‘n’ i decided to move… and what an undertaking that was!

we’re *mostly* moved in… not everything is decorated and we’re still in the stages of figuring out what to put where… but since my bedroom is just about finished, i decided i’d pose there for my bloggity pics there today.

11.08.2012

our land is still beachy, so our furnishings for the moment is in shades of cream, khaki, blue, and yellow. but i am really liking it && the entire sim is gorgeous, so vivi and i have had no problems settling right in~

i promise once it’s all decorated, i’ll snap some pics.. but for now, you’re stuck seein’ me in my bedroom. ;P

anyway! enough about my new house, onto the look i’ve got for today!

11.08.2012

this mesh vest && button-down combo is from cracked mirror @ fameshed and while it looks just as cute over some jeans or leggings, i decided to style it today as… throwing my boyfriend’s shirt on in the morning. it’s *just* long enough to be decent as a (very) short shirt-dress && i really love the colors it comes in. i snagged it in this pink ‘n’ purple combo, but no matter which shirt you end up getting… there’s three versions included with different colored long shirts underneath the cropped vest. having options like that is *awesome* and makes it really worth the price~

since i wasn’t wearing pants (eh heh), i decided to go for a pair of long gartered socks from sn@tch. it should come as no surprise that i love me some gartered socks, i seem to always gravitate towards socks and stockings with garters included, but this deep wine color not only matched *perfectly* but also looked so damn sexy. and as always, you don’t get just *one* pair for the price, but an entire fatpack of socks in several different colors… inexpensive with lots of choice makes sn@tch one of my absolute favorite brands for depleting my linden balance super fast.

but for now, i need to get back to decoratin’ my new home! it’s so exciting having a new place and decorating is both fun and a li’l daunting. but i cannot wait to get it all finished…. and maybe, just maybe, starting thinking early about how we’re gonna holiday it up this year. :3 yay~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel kumi in peach in defined w/ matte lips in amethyst
hair; elikatira interrupt in blonde 02
tattoo; para designs dusk leg sleeve
eyes; insufferable dastard bold blue
piercings; hod slither (group gift!)
top; cracked mirror @ fameshed woolworth dress in pink/black
socks; sn@tch shannon garter socks in wine
heels; g field strap shoes alex in black
nails; mandala option long nails in pink

poses; glitterati

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!)

duality

so, the other day when i blogged two of the pxl gatcha skins with bff vivi… and i mentioned at the very end how i had a second skin i was working on a look for?

10.09.2012

..tada!

this skin is labeled as demon… but this half-beauty, half-beast sort of face *immediately* made me think of a certain villain from gotham city. and thus, this look was born.

and, i have to say — it has been a long long time since i was *this* inspired by a set of skins. they are so creative, and because of that, it was easy to be creative myself when dressing to match them. i am *so* in love with this skin, honestly, that i about squeeeeeeee‘d when the gatcha gods smiled upon me and i got it on my second try.

10.09.2012

of course, i couldn’t simply dress in a half-and-half suit and call it a day. i mean, certainly that’d be fitting for the character i’m trying to emulate and everything… but i had to girly it up just a li’l bit. a lacy bodysuit from sakide, knee-high boots in black ‘n’ white from gos, half and half stockings from izzie’s and this perfect mesh jacket from gizza round out the look in tailored, monochrome loveliness. it’s sexy and structured and just a little bit naughty… and i totally love it.

but you be the judge! the skin gave me that extra nudge to go for it, but here was my original inspiration..

so how did i do? am i two face enough? 😉

10.09.2012

get the look yourself:
skin; pxl kate in demon
hair; magika porcelain
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua && mutant eyes
jacket; gizza blazer suit in white & black
bodysuit; sakide delicate bodysuit in black
leggings; izzie’s patterned tights in half sheer inside
boots; gos curvaceous boots in black and white
tie; mandala smexy tie necklace
nails; mstyle perfect hand long nails
gun; breach 92f
gloves; sini style taped fist

it’s never too early

it’s never too early, in my humble opinion, to start thinking about halloween…

10.07.2012

i love christmas, i love easter, i love my birthday (yes, my birthday *totally* is a holiday, tyvm).. but there’s just *something* about halloween that really tickles my fancy. it’s been the holiday i look most forward too all year ever since i was a little kid. i love dressing up, i love scary ghost stories, the candy isn’t bad ;)… it’s just fun. and figuring out costumes in my sl as well as my rl is just as exciting!

bff vivi && i both absolutely fell in love with these gatcha skins from pxl released earlier this week. each face is something different and the variations range from super spooky to pretty and whimsical. but these two skull-versions, mine as more of a hollow skeleton face and vivi’s as an absolutely stunning sugar skull, really inspired us both~

10.07.2012

we dressed in lovely, frilly dresses.. both from violent seduction. both ensembles are a little older, but awesome nevertheless. i’ve been a *total* mesh convert ever since it went grid-wide, but there are some things that mesh just cannot do yet. and tiered fabrics, with movement and frills and delicate flexible lace pieces are something that just wouldn’t look as nice in mesh. and these dresses are a nice example of how newer doesn’t always necessarily mean better.

10.07.2012

plus they both really give our looks a whole… sylvia ji kind of vibe, which is something both vivienne and i adore. her paintings are in an aesthetic i really subscribe to — beautiful, mysterious, and just a little bit on the creepy side. and her focus on gorgeous ladies with faces painted like they’re straight out of a dia de los muertos celebration make her art unique and fan-fucking-tastic. i think vivienne here emulates sylvia ji’s art in a rather accurate way… and her entire look would not have come about had it not been for these skins!

these skins are only *99L* per try && are transfer, so you can trade extras around with your friends. i was incredibly lucky when trying this gatcha — the two times i took a dip, i got the two skins i was really wanting.

…which reminds me.. i’ve another look coming soon with my second skin from this set. i can’t deny how excited halloween makes me and starting this early in the month on working on costumes is *never* a bad thing, i promise!

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (light hair) ::
skin; pxl kate in damned
hair; wasabi pills veronica in seafoam
eyes; insufferable dastard creature of the night in colorless
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
dress; violent seduction lenore in death
stockings; blowpop seamed fishnet tights in black rip
boots; gos desire ankle boots in black
nails; mandala milky nails in gaga black

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; pxl kate in muerte
hair; elikatira unfold in black 04
eyes; insufferable dastard tortured eyes in blue
lip color; pididdle i have a secret
dress/stockings; violent seduction muse in death
jewelry; donna flora opera skull set
boots; g field short lace-up boots in black
nails; candy nail eternal darkness

poses; glitterati

dance with me

come dance with me, what an evening for some terpsichore…

09.09.2012

pretty face, i know a swingin’ place, come on dance with me…

09.09.2012

romance with me on a crowded floor..

09.09.2012

on her:
skin; curio candy petal in licorice whip 2
hair; exile break away in vanilla
tattoo; para designs eclectic
eyes; insufferable dastard mirror eyes in blue/green
piercings; hod fallen (face) && compassion (chest, w/ heart tattoo)
dress; one bad pixel babytux in white
heels; n-core ultra platform in noir intense
earrings; amorous torus
nails; mandala takara nails in black

on him:
skin; tableau vivant ryan in tone 2
hair; shag pipeline in obsidian
eyes; insufferable dastard striking eyes in gray
piercings; hod tv piercing 3
suit; kauna 2pc suit in black
shoes; kauna brogues in black

i wanna do bad things with you

now that my move is over (or at least, the hard part is done! now i just have to unpack everything i spent a month and a half boxing up……….. grr), i’m back to second life… and back to blogging!

\o/

so i thought for my first post in my new house, to get back into the swing of things, that i’d indulge in what i like to call… a li’l fan service.

i may be slow to catch on, but i am currently *obsessed* with true blood. i’m desperately trying to catch up on all the episodes before the new season starts && considering the fact that i just started season 4 last night… i think i should be good before the premiere.

which is awesome, because today.. i’m doing my best impersonation of sookie stackhouse and channeling all things vampire bait.

05.16.2012

/me perfects her “sweet and innocent” look….

it definitely helps to have two *very* sexy volunteers playing vampires for me, too. 😉 ❤

i tried convincing one of them to go blonde, just for one post, because eric northman is one of the hottest vampires i’ve seen since spike (and just what is it about blonde vampires, hm?), but alas.. neither one of the boys were kind enough to oblige.

not that it’s a terribly big deal..

05.16.2012

..considering how well they played the part, blonde hair or not.

i *suppose* dark hair is just as hot on vampires as light hair is… mmh. not that i really was paying much attention to their hair… i mean, braden is there shirtless.. and allarik often looks prettier than *i* do. i’d be lying if i was really all that concerned about their hair color.

05.16.2012

those fangs, on the other hand….

05.16.2012

get the looks yourself:
on sookie vixxie ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in pure w/ juicy gloss in soft pink
hair; truth becky in beach (past truth district group gift)
eyes; insufferable dastard sparkle eyes in honey
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
top; sakide @ culture shock favorite v pull in white
shorts; sn@tch hard alley jean shorts in black
shoes; duh white canvas slip ons
earrings; burroughs sweetheart earrings

on braden daines (open vest) ::
skin; tableau vivant noctis in tone 06
hair; magika flourish
tattoo; garden of ku carpe diem
eyes; insufferable dastard @ grunge soul project monster eyes in calm && blind
eye makeup; kosh too much stress (part of the *mess of metal* piercing set from hod)
blood; l.fauna fed vampire
fangs; ni.ju fangs (freebie)
all piercings; hod mess of metal
jacket; tableau vivant long gilet in black
pants; grasp leather pants
boots; death row designs loose boots in black
bracelets; amorous you
gloves; sini style taped fist

on allarik resident (sweater) ::
skin; tableau vivant ryan in tone 2
hair; wasabi pills @ fameshed jacqueline in night shadow
tattoo; para designs affliction
eyes; insufferable dastard tortured eyes in red
eye makeup; nuuna’s makeup v3 #6
fangs; ni.ju fangs (freebie)
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
top; tableau vivant sweater
pants; halicali leather pants
necklace; mandala karma necklace
boots; gos @ fameshed triumph boots in worn
nails; candy nail punk skull

standing poses; glitterati && exposeur
couple poses; glitterati
location; virtual decay

pose fair!

yayyy!! pose fair is *officially* open! \o/

the amount of work put into pose fair this year is absolutely astounding. the build is wonderful, but simple, and there are so many booths… and so many exclusives to take advantage of.

i’ll be showing off single poses i’ve grabbed from pose fair while the event is going on, but for the opening.. i thought it fitting to snag one of my favorite props 😉 ❤ to pose with me for a few pictures of just a small sampling of couple poses.

and believe me, this *is* just a handful of the poses out for pose fair. the choice really is awesome. so many brands — some of my own personal favorites && some new-to-me brands too — all in one place! it’s the sort of fair that you should take the time to wander around and demo everything, you never know what kind of awesome stuffs you’ll find!

but with that said, onto the pics! i’ll be including slurls to each specific booth at pose fair for the brands i’m featuring here, but at the bottom there will be a list of all the participating stores && slurls to their booths too, for easier browsing!

pose fair - evolve
evolve
lazy stroll, come onnn, carried

pose fair - ms. b. designs
ms. b. designs
brotherly love, night cap, tantalize
furniture not included — bench is from cheeky pea && chair is from mudhoney

pose fair - ms. b. designs
ms. b. designs
pipsqueak, control, into you

pose fair - what next, pulling strings, exposeur, wdk
what next eternity
wdk beside you, pulling strings bunny ears, exposeur something good

slurls:
pose fair north
pose fair south
pose fair family

=random kitten=
::eXpression:: Poses

::WetCat::Builds&Poses
!bang poses
.::Poise::.
.evolve.
[ Omen ]
[Motivaction] Poses

[Tillie]
{Ms. B. Designs}
{W&R} – {Witches & Rats}

{what next}

*~*HopScotch*~*

*BOOM*
*EverGlow*
Adore&Abhor
Adorkable Poses

AKEYO
Amat Animations

Digital Dezines

Aphrodite Shop
Apple Spice Poses
ArtiZan Creative Solutions
Atooly
BABY PRINCESS
Baffle!
BeeHive
BehaviorBody Animations and Model Poses
Body Language by Sweet Lovely Cute
Bounce This Poses
Candii Kitten
Captivity Co. Poses
Cheeky Pea
CIA Designs
CnS e-motions
Cracked Mirror
D.Luxx Poses
Del May
Dream Print
E2 Designs
elymode
Enchant3D
Estetica
Eternal Bliss
Eternal Dream
Exposeur
fap!
flowey
Fluke
Fly Lily! Poses
fri.day
Frooti
Frozen Panty POSES
Gaeline Creations
Gifted Poses

Glitterati
Glorious Insanity
Gor-jus Animations
Hani & Lilu
HUMANOID
nDisPose
Inflorescence
Inner Peace
Isis Boutique
Jillybean
Juicy!!! Sex Animations

Just Say Cheese
Juxtapose
Kabuki Creations

KAMI-HITOE

KamreK Creations
La Petite Morte
Label Motion
Larnia Kids
Lit .:. Poses & More
Lolapop!
Long Awkward Pose
Look@me Poses
LostAngel Industries
Love Me Brutal
Magnifique
Manifeste
Fruct0se
marukin
Miamai
Morgane Batista Poses
Nuwiggles
Olive Juice
Oomph! Poses & Stuff
oOo Studio
Phresh
PicMe Poses
Picture Me Pretty Poses
ploom
Pose Pirate
POSEbility
POSEUR
POSIES
Pulling Strings
PURPLE POSES
Rook Poses
Serenade
Singed Feathers
skin&bones
Sparrowtree Studios Poses
STAKEY
Studio Sidhe
Sways
Sweet Sacrifice

The Kid Company
Three Birds Poses
Vanilla Poses
VICE
WDK
Weather! or not?

Y’s Art&Poses

other credits:
on vixxie ::
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; wasabi pills sybille 2 in sea foam
tattoo; vestigium japanese gods
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in sapphire
lip color; ag bitten lipstain in beachen peachen
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod bitten
top; rezipsa loc tank top in white
shorts; paper.doll rolled denim shorts in light wash
fishnets; blowpop seamed fishnet stockings
socks; sakide mismatch kneewarmers in white
shoes; super kingdom girl tops
necklace; hod fallen
nails; rezipsa loc @ wear grey lavender nails french
glasses; mr. poet half rim eyeglasses

on allarik resident ::
skin; the body co hunter in medium
hair; shag black jack in obsidian
hairbase; 99 hair shaved tattoo shorty in black
tattoo; para designs mayhem
eyes; insufferable dastard shades of green 1 (freebie)
top; entente classic tee in charcoal
jeans; sleepy eddy used grunge denim in black
boots; gos aviator boots in worn
necklace; mandala rushana in sumiiro black

stellar

as i’ve said in the past, i usually build the looks i blog around *one* specific item. there’s typically an article of clothing, an accessory, a hairstyle, a tattoo… something that inspires the looks i post. and today, my very gogo dancer look is all centered around some suuuuper sparkly mesh boots that are *new* from stellar.

04.14.2012

over-the-knee, high heeled, zippered && wonderfully shiny boots! \o/

the smallest size fit me *perfectly* without having to adjust my shape, which is always a plus imho, and i love every last one of those hundreds and hundreds of sequins. makes ’em unique && different from the many (many…. many many) pairs of boots i own.

04.14.2012

and it’s almost as if the lovely eboni khan of hucci *knew* that i needed somethin’ short and somethin’ sexy to wear with these boots. this mesh tank dress was sent out freeeeeeee to hucci subscribo members and was totally made to be worn with thigh-high boots. i love the cut, the low neckline, and it’s *just* short enough to be sexy without baring it all. plus the pattern is cute! and i *did* mention it was free, right? ;D

a thick-chained necklace from mandala, fingerless gloves from hermony && my go-to for fishnets from blowpop completed my look. a li’l “edgier” than a 70’s gogo dancer, but i really like it! what’s not to like about sparkly boots && a short dress, amirite?

get the look yourself:
skin; curio candy petal in licorice whip 2
hair; exile riot girl in stefani
tattoo; para designs venom
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in crystal
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod agony
dress; hucci tank dress (subscribo gift)
stockings; blowpop seamed fishnet tights
gloves; hermony leather gloves in fingerless black
boots; stellar allure sequin mesh boots in black
necklace; mandala hannya in black
nails; candy nail basic prim nails in monotone 10

poses && prop; fluke pose chair (out for pose fair which opens the 15th!)

work spaces

sometimes, i wish it was as easy in rl as it is in sl to drag everything outside && work in the sunshine..

04.13.2012

..i swear i’d be much more productive if i could work with an ocean view!

this set of table && chairs from cheeky pea, which is out for this round of stumblebum (and there’s still a few days left to take advantage of the sale!) was perfect to migrate outside.. absolutely *everything* i’d ever need is included with it. four chairs, should i feel like having some company out on our patio, a pot of tea, cellphone, notebooks, pencils, laptop, potted plant.. even bottles of nail polish, if i feel like givin’ myself a new manicure.. and it’s all on a rezzer so you can have all of it, a li’l of it, or none of the tabletop clutter depending on your preferences! \o/

04.13.2012

plus the upholstery on the chairs are texture-change && each seat has a different set of poses inside… which correspond to the items rezzed on the table in front of each seat. so much detail in this set, i’m pretty much in love with it~

04.13.2012

so since the table was more of the *focus*, and since there’s so much packed in on the table top, i decided to dress more simply for my look for today. and it all centers around this sweater && skirt *mesh* set from tres blah out @ collabor88. i loved this color combo of pale pink, dark brown && olive green.. and the entire ensemble is wonderfully textured. simple but cute, and so easy to pair with some knee socks from fri.day && a pair of boots (and a mesh hairstyle!) from elikatira.

i dunno about you, but i work *so* much better when i’m relaxed.. and there is very little on earth (or in the virtual world!) that’s more relaxing than having the ocean just a few feet away. warm breeze, the smell of salt in the air, and the rhythmic crashing of waves… ahh… just as conducive to working peacefully as it is to lounging with the sun on your face!

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; elikatira caramel in blonde 05
tattoo; para designs eclectic
eyes; insufferable dastard intense eyes in green
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
freckles; l.fauna serious freckles
piercings; hod mezzanine
outfit; tres blah @ collabor88 camille outfit in olive
socks; fri.day ribbed calf socks in bronze
boots; elikatira secret boots in umber
necklace; amorous ecks
nails; mandala option long nails in ocher
rings; amorous aubade in jade

standing poses; exposeur
table && chairs; cheeky pea (stumblebum item!)

coffee && cigarettes

04.12.2012

the third annual pose fair is starting up soon… on *april 15th* to be specific… and i am so excited for it!

as someone who takes a lot of pictures in world, i honestly rely on the creativity of all the talented pose makers out there on the grid to help me make my snapshots look the best they can. it doesn’t matter how nice an outfit of mine looks.. if i’m not using the right poses to show it off or compliment it, then i’m just not doing my job!

so having a whole event filled to the brim with poses, and only poses (from over *100* brands, no less!), makes an amateur photographer like me all kinds of giddy~

04.12.2012

all of the poses i used in my pics for today, including the cup o’ coffee (that i could seriously go for in my rl right now…), will be new && out @ pose fair this year from glitterati. i practically live on coffee, i am a certified caffeine junkie, so these poses were totally made for me.

i’m also showing off some more of my haul from collabor88 — this cowl-neck sweater is from kyoot, the vintage cigarette holder is from the sea hole (and actually comes with earrings and a bracelet as a set!) && the pretty black ‘n’ white bracelet is just one of many color choices offered by earthstones. and since i was already in mostly monochrome, i decided to pair it all with a *mesh* black and gray skirt i picked up from cold logic, some gartered socks from league (which are some of my favorite stockings in my inventory), a gray purse from toki doki && a pair of saddle shoes from coco.

nothing goes better with black than white… nothing goes better than coffee with a cig (especially in the mornings, whoo boy)… and nothing goes better than vixxie and new poses! there’s just a few more days until pose fair starts && i cannot waaaaaiiiiiit!! \o/

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in scene w/ sheer balm in cantaloupe
hair; lelutka yippie in powder
tattoo; para designs dusk leg sleeve
eyes; insufferable dastard intense eyes in green
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod corona radiata
top; kyoot @ collabor88 josephine cropped sweater in black stripes
undershirt; jane intrinsic tank in charcoal (freebie)
skirt; cold logic coyle in grayscale
socks; league side-gartered stockings in butterfly
shoes; coco oxford shoes in two tone
bag; toki doki stumble bag in grey
nails; mandala takara nails in black
cigarette; the sea hole @ collabor88 parisian cigarette & holder in clove
bracelet; earthstones @ collabor88 tumbled stones bracelet in newsprint

poses && cup prop; glitterati (coming soon to pose fair!)
location; little london