Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jane Austen meets Edith Wharton

A friend of mine had been looking for a new skin, but couldn't find one she really loved.  When I saw her today, I noticed she was wearing a new skin and looked very pretty.  She told me she got it from YourSkin & YourShape Shop, a store I hadn't heard of until yesterday when the owner sent me selections from six different skins.  Maybe it was just a coincidence, but in the small chance it was a cryptic message from the SL skin gods to try on the skins already, I did just that.  While it was a difficult decision to choose which skin to wear, I finally went with Sole Reloaded.  It is quite lovely and complements the soft springy look of today's outfit. 

Hair:  Truth - Bridgette in Walnut
Skin:  YourSkin & YourShape Shop - Sole Reloaded in Eyeliner Rose
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  DP yumyum - Cotton Blouse in green
Vest:  en Svale - Knit Shawl Collar Vest in gray
Pants:  MNK Shop - Stripe Pants Set in brown **nikukyu**
Boots:  Coco - Suede Bootie in brown
Necklace:  Gisele - Pearl3 Rose Necklace
Earrings:  Ginza Jewelry Kohime - Little Bird Pierce
Ring:  Gisele - Margot Ring
Pose 1:  LAP - Kewtie Pie
Pose 2:  Reel Expressions - Fashion S4 12

Monday, February 23, 2009

Frogs in her teeth

Pink Outfitters released the lovely new Rosalie Blazer yesterday.  Although I don't normally wear white, I like it paired with all black for a classic, sophisticated look that never goes out of style.

Hair:  Maitreya - Piper II in caramel
Skin:  Redgrave - Leona pale in cherry
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Jacket:  Pink Outfitters - Rosalie Blazer in white
Sweater:  CKS Designs - Old School Turtleneck in black
Pants:  Gisaci - Journey Tweed Slacks in black
Shoes:  Armidi Gisaci - Vidalia Pumps in metallic noir
Bag:  Cherry - The Ari Handbag in black
Pose 1:  LAP - Classic Left
Pose 2:  Sn@tch - Model Pose 2

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Snails and animal tales

It might be a coincidence, but I'm beginning to think that clothes from Roll the Dice bring out the goofy side of me.  Perhaps it's because of their fun patterns and bright colors that I start to feel silly and playful when I have them on... and the new Grandma's Hipster Sweater is no exception.  It screams cuteness (as do these new pants from en Svale and anything from Thimbles!).

Hair:  Curio - Gertrude in white blonde
Skin:  Redgrave - Leona pale natural
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  Roll the Dice - Grandma's Blue Hipster Sweater
Vest:  Thimbles - In-VEST-ment in green & red
Pants:  en Svale - Salopette Check
Shoes:  ETD - Buckle Ballet Flats in alpine
Hot Dog:  Smersh & SRU - Starlust Valentine gift
Ukulele:  Sushi Train - New Ukulele Pop (free)
Pose:  Twosome - Swoosh

Friday, February 20, 2009

Freckle pie

It's hard not to look forward to warmer weather with the days getting longer and the release of spring clothes. The howling wind and below freezing temperature remind me that it's still winter, however.  Today's outfit is my attempt at combining some elements of spring with more season-appropriate items.  

Hair:  ETD - Riley
Skin:  Redgrave - Leona pale magenta
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Sweater:  DP Serendipity - Cut Sewn in azuki
Tee:  Yome Shoujo - T-Shoujoa
Skirt:  Shirohato - Flower Skirt (part of outfit)
Boots:  Periquita - Bootie in burgandy
Scarf:  Candy Nail - Stole thick
Ring:  fairy tail - Rose Ring (free)
Pose 2:  Snookys Poses - lookin' pretty

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Last flight to Boston

I don't have much to say, really, so I won't waste your time by writing words that only serve to take up space.  I do want to point out this great pocket watch from DCCXXIII, however.  It comes with a HUD that allows you to choose among 5 colors, 4 levels of brightness, and your preferred time zone.  

Hair:  Truth - Morgan in walnut
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Jacket:  So Many Styles - Urban Deco Coat in beige
Shirt:  Thimbles - Barfight Brenda Tank in ale
Pants:  Boom - Fall Tweed in cocoa
Shoes:  Aoharu - Jewel High Heel in orange
Earrings:  U&R Dogs - Cyprien Pierced Earrings
Ring:  SyDS - Gold Cobweb Ring
Pocket Watch:  DCCXXIII - Solar-nebula
Pose 1:  Mela's - Sashay 09
Pose 2:  Oberon's Trick - Stand MD041

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monkeys in the basement

Today's outfit started with new hair cuteness from BP*.  Released yesterday were three different bobs that come with a couple of options, most notably a version with flower petals in it (not worn).  The one I bought comes with color change hair ornaments too.  Also released yesterday was the Sweat T, a cute and casual top, from DP yumyum.  While a basic white tee might not sound very exciting, I was thrilled to get the NO NAME tee from DP Serendipity.  It comes with both a long and short sleeved version on all layers.  This is the perfect wardrobe addition for anyone who likes to layer their clothing.  The perms are copy/mod, allowing you to tint the color to match other clothes.

Hair:  BP* - Spring Short Bob3
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Sweater:  DP yumyum - Sweat T in light blue
Tee:  DP Serendipity - NO NAME
Pants:  UnTone Quilt - Check Pants (free)
Socks:  BP* - Wool Tights Argyle in brown 03
Shoes:  ETD - Buckle Ballet Flats in brown
Necklace:  Vintage Wear - Tortoise Shell Bugeyes Necklace (gift)
Bag:  Gigi Couture - Save Our Earth Bag (1L)
Kiss:  BP* - SMACK! in pink2 (free)
Pose 1:  Ray Skin - Model05 (free)
Pose 2:  s+H - free_pose

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ring around the rosy

My favorite accessory lately has been rings.  It started with the Chocolate Flower Ring from SyDS and progressed from all the rings there to other stores as well.  Below are some of my favorites.  Unfortunately, my pictures don't do them justice, but they are all quite lovely.

Hair:  Marlys - Socially Awkward Cupcake in toast (from Greatest Love hunt)
Skin:  MJ+Dada - Kissed Grid Wide Hunt Skin
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Dress:  Pink Outfitters - The Muse Dress in signature pink 
Rings (from left to right):
SyDS - Love Bird Ring
fairy tail - Stella Snow Ring
Sway's Creations - Snowflake Ring
SyDS - Chocolate Flower Ring
Pose 1:  Attituede - Valentine (from Kissed hunt)
Pose 2:  SyDS - stand_pose1 

Monday, February 9, 2009

He calls me sweetie

DP Serendipity released some lovely new lingerie I was lucky enough to receive.  Just in time for Valentine's Day, these beautifully drawn pieces are both sweet and sexy. The delicate details and soft colors give a fresh and feminine quality while the design adds a touch of sensuality.  Also released were cut sewns that can be worn over the lingerie or as a regular shirt.  They come in two versions - with and without the embroidery detail.  Inspired by traditional Japanese colors, such as aofuji, azuki, and moegi, Masuri created a wonderful fusion of past and present in her latest designs.

Hair:  ETD - Tiana in Elika's brown
Skin:  Redgrave - Leona pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Lingerie:  DP Serendipity - Luna di miele in green, pink, & blue
Shirt:  DP Serendipity - Cut Sewn in moegi
Shoes:  ETD - Peep Slingbacks in linen

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lips that touch wine

If it's true that the harder you work for something the more it means, then the Colorful Cotton Blouses from DP yumyum are the most valuable items in my inventory.  Since they were only available through a hunt, I went hunting for them. The only snafu was that all the directions were in Japanese and I can't even recognize a single character.  After spending a long time throwing beans at the practice instead of real (well, real for SL) monsters, a very kind girl must have taken pity on me and attempted to explain the rules; unfortunately, she spoke only Japanese.   However, after a very very long time, I finally managed to find the real monsters, kill them, and win the shirts.  The girl who helped me looked adorable and wore this hair from Truth.  I wear it in homage to her. 

Hair:  Truth - Morgan in walnut
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Shirt:  DP yumyum - Cotton Blouse in yellow
Sweater:  A-Bomb - Wonderland Sweater in gray
Skirt:  Devilish Cupcake - Claire Skirt in charcoal
Tights:  !*G^G*! - Tartan Tights in yellow
Shoes:  Periquita - Bootie in yellow
Belt:  Cherry - Open Heart Belt in black
Glasses:  Solar Eyewear - Nash (gift)
Bag:  House of Heart - Chicago Bag in black
Earrings and Bracelet:  U&R Dogs - Alice in day
Ring:  Kraftika Jewelry - No 101 ring (free)
Strawberry:  BP* - Strawberry (gift)
Pose 1:  LAP - Only the Brave
Pose 2:  LAP - Fierce Carrie

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

She was a girly girl

Yay!  Pink Outfitters finally released a skirt.  I've always had trouble finding good skirts sold as separates (although it is getting better) and have been looking forward to the release of this one.  Despite how long ago London promised me she'd make one, her talent for drawing beautiful silky textures made this skirt well worth the wait. Ugh... my brain is fried, but I also want to note this cute shirt from Anuenue (not to mention the fabulous boots from Truth!). 

Hair:  CocoLuv - Amber 2 in black
Skin:  Adam n Eve - Desire Tone 1 in gloss
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  Anuenue - Ladybird Top OR
Skirt:  Pink Outfitters - The LoLo Skirt in fudge
Boots:  Truth - Foxley Boots (group gift)
Necklace:  Mocorin -  from Cyoco Set in yellow (1L)
Earrings:  Vogart - Gold Circle Earrings (free)
Ring:  SyDS - Gold Cobweb Ring
Pose 1:  Reel Expressions - Sassy 13
Pose 2:  Twosome - Tadaa

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Soggy cornflakes

As I was wandering around SL, I came across a little store I'd never been to before called Marble.  Well, it's not actually a store, but a display of a few items in a cafe. For sale were raglan tees and a lovely skirt in 3 different patterns.  All items are 50L each... quite a bargain!  Speaking of bargains, I got these boots for 2L at Jetcity, where all items in the store are 0L or 2L. There are some really cute things there. While they seem geared toward guys, girls can certainly wear them too. 

Hair:  Zero Style - CSR 2008w gift in smoked walnut
Skin:  Redgrave - Hana pale
Eyes:  Fresh Fx - Realism Eyes in mossy green
Eyelashes:  Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Shirt:  Marble - 7T in orange
Skirt:  Marble - PS in blue
Vest:  Aoharu - Mouton Vest
Boots:  Jetcity - Knit Boots (tinted) (2L)
Bracelets:  Fresh Baked Goods - Jelly Bean Copper Gem Bangle, Turkish Delight Bangles Set w/ Dangle Heart
Pose 1:  VPoses - FF_01 (Free)
Pose 2:  VPoses - FF_02 (Free)