Friday, January 30, 2009

Everything is somewhere

I purchased this jacket during the Creators Pavilion winter sale and finally got around to figuring out all the different ways it can be worn.  I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to wear the forearm attachments with the long sleeved version, but I like how this looks better.  In any case, it's a really sweet jacket.

Hair:  Truth - Ruby in walnut
Skin:  Redgrave - Leona pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Jacket:  MNK*Shop - Check Ruffle Coat *nikukyu* in aqua
Dress:  MichaMi - Shift Dress in cream
Tights:  !*G^G*! - Tartan Tights in white
Shoes:  ETD - Kristin Booties in teal
Earrings:  Ginza Jewelry Kohime - Little Bird Pierce
Ring:  SyDS - Chocolate Flower Ring
Pose 1:  Twosome - Aw Really?
Pose 2:  LAP - Reluctant Star

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dreams of the insomniac

DP yumyum is not only my favorite store name, but one of my favorite stores too. With each new release, the quality gets better and better and the Tweed Jacket is no exception.  I love its style, texture, and details.  The prim resizer on the jacket makes for a perfect fit (I admit I did have trouble getting it to fit at first, but that is only because I am a dumdum) while the various options make it quite versatile (it comes with both a checked and non-checked version as well as with or without the tee).  The pants from Anuenue are pure cuteness and come in three versions: long, short, and one of each (shown below).

Hair:  Docomo hunt gift - British Short
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Jacket & Shirt:  DP yumyum - Tweed Jacket in brown
Pants:  Anuenue - BC Pants in brown
Boots:  Coco - Suede Bootie in brown
Scarf:  G Field - Knit Muffler in orange (tinted) (Free)
Ring:  SyDS - Chocolate Flower Ring
Pose 1:  Kru's Boutique - Mode 35
Pose 2:  C'est la vie - Cool #09

Wilbur is groovy

Dice Beattie, from Roll the Dice and Beats, dropped some of his designs on me.  My favorite items are from his casual line.  The tees and gym shorts have bright, bold colors with a retro/funky vibe. While I don't normally wear tube socks with heels, these clothes inspire a fun and playful approach to getting dressed.

Hair:  BP* - Big Bomb Hair 2
Skin:  Fresh Fx - FFX3 Bronze Smoke
Tee:  Roll the Dice - Horse of Course Tee
Shorts:  Roll the Dice - Gym Shorts in blue
Shoes:  Cherry - Classic Pumps in hot pink
Socks:  Sh*t Happens - Tube Socks in pink
Bracelet:  House of Heart - Carnivale Bangles
Sunglasses:  Roll the Dice - Tie Die Shades in pink-yellow
Pose:  Twosome - Yo!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lazy shade of winter

Today is one of those days where SL mimics RL and I'm feeling lazy in both worlds.  I chose my outfit today to reflect this feeling.  What better way to express my complete lack of motivation than to wear clothing items named for exactly what I want to do (lounge pants) and who I want to model myself after (M. Kelso in "That 70's Show")? While this setting isn't exactly like the Foremans' basement, I'm too lazy to find one that is.

Hair:  Truth - Babyhoney in walnut
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Jacket:  Pink Outfitters - M. Kelso Jacket in berry
Pants:  BBBM - Lounge Pants in blue
Sneakers:  Truth - Trainers boxer

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kisses for sAle

I planned to post pictures of the new cardigan from Pink Outfitters, but I had one of those mental blocks where I just couldn't come up with an outfit I really liked.  I had this top and skirt on when London saw me and decided to accessorize me with her new Ari bag and Open Heart Belt like Alice Cullen from Twilight. To be honest I didn't know who she was until London told me, but based on this outfit, I like her style.

Hair:  Docomo - Hunt gift (no longer available)
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Top:  Pink Outfitters - Di Tube Top in pearl
Skirt:  CE Cubic Effect - Tiered Skirt in beige
Sweater:  FINC - Granny Cardigan in black smack
Shoes:  ETD - Peep Slingbacks in linen
Necklace:  Bonita's Jewelry - Black Wrapped Necklace
Bag:  Cherry - The Ari Handbag in black
Belt:  Cherry - Open Heart Belt in black/silver
Ring:  Sway's Creations - Snowflake Ring
Pose:  LAP - Classic Left 

Feeding the monster

A while ago I told my friend, London Dailey (of Pink Outfitters), about how I used to wish that Elika would name one of her ETD hairs after me (no, I've never met her, but that's what is so great about dreams!).  Since there is no Fionna hair, London must have felt bad for me because she named her newest sweater after me. Although she thinks I'm only saying this because of how they're named, these sweaters are great and would be a staple in my RL wardrobe. The Fi sweater comes in two versions: the regular cardigan (shown below), which comes with and without a tank underneath, and one with holes that form a delicate and feminine pattern.  My plan was to show both versions in this post, but SL was not cooperating at all. I'll show the other one when I can finally log in to SL.  Also new from PO are these bermuda shorts, which I absolutely love.  The style is classy and chic, the texturing is beautiful, and the button on the cuffs (not visible in this pic - sorry!) adds realistic detailing to the overall tailored look. Hmm... maybe I can convince London to make an entire line of Fi clothing!

Hair:  Docomo - Hunt gift (no longer available)
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Sweater:  Pink Outfitters - Fi Cardigan & Cami set in cream
Shorts:  Pink Outfitters - Roxy Bermuda Shorts in grass
Tee:  Twosome - PolkadottedKissMeT
Tights:  Aoharu - Argyle Socks 012 
Shoes:  Periquita - Miss Lulu Green Dot Shoe
Necklace:  Smitten - Beige Beaded Bulb
Bracelet:  Armidi Gisaci - Healing Koi Bangle in juniper
Pose:  LAP - Fierce Carrie

Monday, January 12, 2009

DP Serendipity, part 2

Since I didn't have time last night to finish taking pictures of DP Serendipity's newest releases, I'm continuing the post tonight. Shown below are the Marine Sweaters, which come with neck and sleeve options: crew or turtleneck and striped or plain sleeves.  They are available in four colors - red, blue, brown, and khaki.  The 802 jeans are available in blueblack, purple, brown, and bronze.

Hair:  BP* - Autumn Loose Braid 
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale 
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green 
Sweaters:  DP Serendipity - Uniiq Marine in red (left) and khaki (right) 
Jeans:  DP Serendipity - 802 in blueblack 
Pants:  DP yumyum - Blanket Check Pants in brown 
Jacket:  DP Serendipity - JK Midnight Blue 
Shoes:  ETD - Buckle Ballet Flats in red (left) and brown (right) 
Socks:  DP Serendipity - Uniiqlo Long Socks in beige 
Scarf:  Artilleri - Sue Neck Scarf in red polkadot 
Glasses:  PrimOptic Glasses - Sophia 
Earrings:  Bliensen & Maitai - Bottlecap Earrings (left); Chicoco - Gold Pierced (right) 
Hair Accessory:  Ginza Jewelry - Chickweed Hair Pick in red 
Headband:  Chicoco - Flower Katsusha in gold green 
Ring:  SyDS - Wa Flower Ring (kiku) 
Pose 1:  Sn@tch - Model Pose 14

DP Serendipity, part 1

As I mentioned in my previous post, DP Serendipity's new main store opened on Saturday. Although I was too laggy to explore the entire sim, I was able to check out Masuri's new releases while listening to the music from the party outside.  As usual, her designs show off her talent for drawing, creating nice details and textures, and making classic pieces of clothing I'd buy in RL.  One of the things I really like about these pieces is the options they come with. For example, the jacket (shown below) comes with a choice of plain or gold striped sleeves for more of a marine type look.  Also shown are the are the new 802 jeans and marine top (on left).  I'll show more examples of these new releases in my next post.

Hair:  LeLutka - O'Hara in beach blond
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Shirt:  DP Serendipity - Uniiq Marine in brown (left);  
    So Many Styles - Pattern Shirt Beige (part of outfit) (right)
Pants:  DP Serendipity - 802 in purple (left) and brown (right)
Jacket:  DP Serendipity - JK Midnight Brown (left) and JK Midnight 
           Purple (right)
Shoes:  ETD - Starley Pumps in violet (left) and cocoa (right)
Scarf:  Docomo - Muffler
Necklace:  Curio - Vintage Heart Necklace in purple
Earrings:  +plus - Meandros Earrings in Dark Gold
Bracelets:  Armidi Gisaci - Metallic Tres Bangles in 14 carrot gold
            +plus - Wide Bangle in Dark Gold
Pose 1:  LAP - Barbie 10
Pose 2:  C'est la vie - Cool #05 

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tea and oranges

I knew that DP Serendipity, one of my favorite stores, was moving to a new sim along with LOTTA and The Closet, but thought it would be a while before it was ready to open.  As I was at the Aventi Island location about to buy this dress today, I heard from store owner, Masuri Dryke, that the opening is scheduled for this coming Saturday.  There will be opening festivities, including live DJ's, from 5:00-8:00 AM (PST), as well as long-awaited new releases!  

Hair:  DP Yumyum - Barber yumyum 11 in chocolate 
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana Pale 
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green 
Dress:  DP Serendipity - Amenohini-odekake in green 
Shirt:  MIU - Turtleneck Gray 
Tights:  C'est la vie - Dot Socks in pink (free) 
Shoes:  Periquita Outlet - Bootie in burgandy 
Flower:  Sen 2 - Pearl Flower Corsage (free) 
Earrings:  Ginza Jewelry - Simple Pierce in white 
Bracelet:  Fairy Tail - Bangle #1 
Pose 1:  Reel Expressions - Fashion S4 12

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The gift of the magi

As I continue to work on organizing (and decreasing) my inventory from all the holiday gifts and hunt prizes, I am struck by the generosity of so many creators here in Second Life.  Although I didn't even come close to finishing the POE hunt, I made sure not to miss the daily gifts at stores like Sway's Creations and Artilleri.  While I could go on and on about the wonderful gifts these stores gave for the holidays, I'm sure tons of people have already beat me to it.   Instead, I'd like to focus on a different type of generosity: low prices.  

I first went to Magi Take a long time ago, but then forgot about it until it was a participant in several recent hunts.  Although the prices have remained the same, both the quality and selection have improved.  Almost every piece of clothing is 10L (with discounted fatpacks about 40L), with some older items or accessories at 5L. Group members receive a copy of each new release in a special group-only color.  All the past group gifts are available to get at the main store with the group tag activated.  The furniture is also inexpensive and cute (55L for a piano).  Thanks to Take Lowey (whom I have never met) for a great store and generous spirit.

Hair:  Docomo - Knitcap with Hair
Skin:  Fresh Fx - FFX3 Bronze Smoke 
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green 
Sweater:  Magi Take - Color Sweater in white 
Shirt:  Thimbles - Daddy's Car Broke Down Plaid
Pants:  Magi Take - Cord Pants in green 
Boots:  Coco - Gift Boots 
Glasses:  Role Optic - Gala 
Necklace:  Lotta - Coin Pendant (hunt gift) 
Bracelet:  U&R - Free Gift 
Ring:  SyDS - Gold Cobweb Ring

Monday, January 5, 2009

Waiting for the tin man

This is the New Year's Eve outfit I was working on before the heat in my apartment went out and I had to stay somewhere else until it was fixed.  I like how the outfit combines a vintage-y look with more contemporary pieces, but I'm not completely satisfied with it. Since it's already 5 days after the New Year, however, I'm not so motivated to keep working on it.

Hair:  ETD - Tyra in black
Skin:  Cupcakes - Celebrity Sugar
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  Pink Outfitters - Di Tube Top in dark red
Pants:  Bijou - Puppet Highwaist Pants (part of outfit)
Fur:  Fishy Strawberry - Decadence Mongolian Fur in red
Necklace:  +Plus - The Vintage Black Pearl Necklace with Brooch
Gloves:  SWA - Dress Gloves in black
Shoes:  Maitreya - Mishima Dawn Shiny Mix in black 
Bracelet:  VG Republic - Resin Bangles
Ring:  Flirt - Interactions Oval Ring in silver/ruby
Earrings:  Ginza Jewelry - Simple Pierce in red
Bird:  Ginza Jewelry - Chickweed Hair Pick in red