Monday, March 31, 2008

Punk Chic

If you could only have one flavour of Ice Cream for the rest of your life, no matter how much you loved that flavour, after a while... it would just be the same. Think of all the other flavours you would be missing out on! If you only explore one avenue of fashion, one narrow definition of style, then you are similarly missing out. In RL, this is harder to achieve, most definitely, but in SL™, the ability to completely change your look in literally seconds, is too delicious to pass up!

I loved piecing this punk look together, it is grungy, edgy, and over the top, but too much fun! Without a doubt, the best part of this look is this fabulous hair from Digit Darkes. The NATURALe Defiance Glitter Punk hair is just so big and show-offy! Some punky make-up from Celestial Studio also makes this look work, love the pewter coloured lips.

The Sheer Top from WRONG!, complete with the Sobriety Bra underneath is a little risque for me, but looks really at home with this look. I used the sheer gloves from another Sheer Top, one from Little Rebel, and I liked the contrast of sheer layers. When going punk, the best pants I have found are from Jinx Paz, I have several pairs, and love these Anarchy Pants with the belt as part of the texture. I threw in some great stockings from Dutch Touch, and although you can only see a bit of them between pants and boots, I love socks from Dutch Touch in general.

Accessories Galore... starting with a Brow piercing, and the Uma Nose Stud from Tickled Pink. I adore these Lightening Earrings from Magika, they are really well done and very punk rock. I like to throw in a little silly in every look if I can, and this Legohead Choker from Pushbutton Industries is just so fun. I also really dig this Caution Tape Belt from The Syndicate, and I can't wait for them to re-open so I can check out the NEWS. No punk look would be complete without a great pair of Docs, and by far my favorites are from Beckenbauer Productions, they just look so close to the real thing. Now if you will pardon me, I need to go find the Sex Pistols tribute band in-world... there is one right?



Look Of The Day [Mar.14/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.14/08] 1

Eyes – Sh*t Happens, Dark Greend
Hair – Digit Darkes, NATURALe – defiance (Glitter Punk)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Blue - Vapor)
Earrings – Magika, Lightening Earrings
Belt – Jemca Arizona, Caution Tape Belt [by {The Syndicate}, Re-Opening Soon]
Necklace – Pushbutton Industries, PBI Legohead Choker
Brow – ITF, Brow Dual Ball [No SLurl Found]
Lip – Red Ruin, Lip Ring
Nose – Tickled Pink, Uma Nose Stud
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Pants – Jinx Paz @ Le Cimetiere, Anarchy Pants
Boots – Beckenbauer Productions, Women’s Oi! 16 Eye Docs
Top – WRONG!, Sheer Top (Colourable), with Sobriety Bra
Gloves – Little Rebel, from Sheer Top & Gloves
Stockings - DUTCH TOUCH, Soks – Fishnet Stockings (Holes & Socks Flower)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

All Wrapped Up In The Rockabilly!

The minute I saw this hot little number at Little Rebel, it made my Rockabilly Kitten heart soar. It is one fierce little dress, called the Kool Kitty Panel Dress, and there is so much to love about it. I love the bow detail, the animal print panel and the black satin sides, which really add a slimming effect, but check out the sexy shine on my backside. All I can say is that my man was very happy to see me in it, and his eyes were on my tush all night.

To top off my look, I had to go with some hair from Old Gravy, because they did Rockabilly best, and I am still waiting for news on whether they will be re-opening their store anytime soon. I would find the prims on Retrology to give them a home, they were too fabulous to be forgotten. I thought I had pretty much every make-up in the Charmed Line of skins from Celestial Studios in my skin tone, but somehow missed this amazing Infrared one, I picked it up recently and I love it. If only Starley Thereian would release more make-ups for me in her Charmed Skins, this is like #1 on my wish list! Although I have a few of Canimal Zephyr's Tats, I love wearing this Henna Set from Canimal with dresses, it is very sexy and doesn't distract from the colour of the dress or outfit you are wearing.

Of course, no look rockability look is complete without some heavy /artilleri/, and this 8 Ball Handbag and these fabulous colour tintable Rockin Earrings are perfection. As for shoes, there is something so brilliant about these Alexis shoes from Melanie Zhao's ZHAO Shoes. The cherries on the shoes are so cute and they are uber sexy, but worn with this dress look less like stripper shoes and more like vixen heels. I love these layered necklaces from OPIUM Everyday and love tinting them to go with my favorite outfits, they make your money go so much further! I little metal with a nose stud from Tickled Pink worked nicely here too, and a set of funky bracelets from WRONG! also add to the 'Bad Girl' look I have working. Now I am ready to get "All Wrapped Up in The Rockabilly" at PIN UPS!



Look Of The Day [Mar.15/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.15/08] 1

Eyes – Miriel, (Hazel, Big)
Hair – Old Gravy, Viva (Black)[No Location Found]
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Red - Infrared)
Tattoos – Canimal, Henna Pack II
Purse - /artilleri/, 8 Ball Bag
Bracelets – WRONG!, Beads & Bangles (Red)
Earrings - /artilleri/, Rockin Earrings
Necklace – OPIUM Everyday, Beaded Necklace Set (Tinted Red)
Nose – Tickled Pink, Uma Nose Stud
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 13)
Dress – Little Rebel, Kool Kitty Panel Dress
Shoes – ZHAO Shoes, Alexis (Black)

Week 11: Flickr SL™: Look Of The Day Winner

Week 11 Winner in the Flickr Second Life® - Look Of The Day is IsabellaGrace Baroque's brilliant submission entitled Living Dead Girl. The image is highly stylized, very dark and disturbed, yet strangely captivating and romantic. IsabellaGrace has once again gone beyond a mere fashion shot, and created an image that is very artistic, with the lighting, pose, and setting carefully choosen to compliment her 'Broken Down Doll' look. I really love this picture, and I think that the wardrobe elements are brought together quite ingeniously.

IsabellaGrace has managed to make this Big Bomb Hair from BP*, look completely different then I have seen it before, and we have all seen it a lot! The Dress, from GHOST, is also perfect for this look, it is a more stylized Baby Doll, and is remarkably adaptable to this Gothic look as most of the offerings from the shop are. IsabellaGrace's skin, from the amazing MiaSophia is mesmerizing, and makes me want to go check out MiaSophia's shop to see what other unique and creative skins she has to offer. I particularly love these striped Ring Master Tights from Kyoot Army, they add to the look of the Marionette Doll so perfectly. Of course the use of the Marionette Broken Strings from Mina Junk is simply essential.

IsabellaGrace captures the weekly prize of $500 Linden™ Dollars for her submission, and a big WOW from me for putting together this amazing look. All the shopping details are included, and that is really to only requirement for your pictures to be considered in the weekly contest, so please remember to give credit where credit is due. Another cash prize is available next week, so keep those amazing submissions coming. You can submit one picture per day to the Flickr Second Life® - Look Of The Day Group. Thanks again for all the amazing submissions, you are all making my job of choosing just one winner very difficult, and I love that!

Living Dead Girl
by IsabellaGrace Baroque


Living Dead Girl

Hair: BP*, Big Boom Hair [Free in Lucky Chair]
Skin: MiaSophia, Dahlia (The Legend)
Dress: GHOST!, Blood White Dress
Tights: Kyoot Army, Ring Master Tights
Shoes: ::69:: (Sixty Nine), Nightmare in White [Free]
Blood: Alexitimia Tattoo @ MiaSophia
Eyes: The Body Politik, Darkness
Lashes: [Detour], Widow
Accessories: Mina Junk, Marionette Broken Strings
Wrist Slashes: Kyoot Army, Wrist Slit Glove Layer [Group Gift]

Week 10: Flickr SL™: Look Of The Day Winner

Well, with all the Easter Celebrations on Retrology and Working on My Monthly Column for Vain Inc. Magazine, I am a little Behind on Weekly Winners for the Second Life®: Look Of The Day Contest. Since Announcing the Week 9 Winner, there have been oodles of great submissions rolling in to the group, so I have really had my work cut out for me. But the minute I saw this fabulous submission from Yuvi Robbiani, I knew it was a winner. This looks less like a collage of a single look, it is really a special photo, and it resembles a piece of art. It is eye-catching, really well shot, and really expresses a unique fashion sensibility.

Yuvi is wearing a fabulous gown from Kyoot Army, whose creations are really unique and different, and can be worked into your wardrobe to suit so many different looks, from goth to glamour. The addition of one of Morrigan Hyun's amazing hats from Elegance Hats, this one called Valena is really clever, and wearing it with this edgy hair from TRUTH really is ingenious. The lovely goth skin from TULI makes the look even more dramatic. I love that Yuvi chose to wear these very interesting gloves, which resemble electrical tape wrapped around her forearms and hands, it really adds something dark and disturbing to the ensemble.

Yuvi wins the $500 Linden™ Dollar Prize for her submission, as she was sure to include all the shopping details in her photo's description, and gets extra points for actually including the SLURLS™ as well. I will be choosing one submission each week and awarding the prize money to them in-world, and everyone is welcome to submit one entry per day to the Flickr Pool for Second Life: Look Of The Day. Remember to include as many details as you can about your look if you want to be in the running for the weekly prize. Congratulations go out to Yuvi for her amazing submission. Thanks again to all those who keep submitting their fabulous looks, can't wait to see what you put together next!

Crimson Goth
by Yuvi Robbiani


Crimson Goth

Dress: Kyoot Army, Mourning Minnu Gown (Saeya Nyada)
Hat: Elegance Hats, Valena Elegance Hat in black (Morrigan Hyun)
Skin: []::Tuli::[], S5 goth ~ natural 1 (Tuli Asturias)
Hair: *TRUTH*, Kensei 2 - Black (Truth Hawks)
Shoes: Cyber Bunker, White and Black Boot (mealune Arad)
Eyes: Simtropia, eyes/ gray set /gray deep (Nadir Skolem)
Gloves: Electrical Tape Gloves by Jilliam Banjo [No longer for sale]

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Boot Camp Cute

Headed to Boot Camp, and what could be more appropriate then these fabulous Chunky Ribbon Boots from Shiny Thing. I love that these boots come with a colour change HUD for the ribbons, and went back to get the deluxe ribbon tint HUD recently, now I can pretty much match them to anything I own. Case in point, this fabulous G.I. Jenny dress from Canimal, which is so adorable and nicely side-steps the overdose of camouflage problem that you see with most military influenced fashion.

More great hair from Philotic Energy, this Melantha style is very funky, and reminds me a similar style from a Mega Brand, but this one has a lovely detail in the barrettes on one side, and the shade is so much more to my liking, less pearly white (which can look grayish in some light, and more pure white.

I was delighted to discover a little shop called Vogart recently, with some nice unisex jewelry, particularly this adorable necklace with guitar picks and a bullet on a chain. It's just so cool, and come in Small, Medium, and Large sizes so you can get the fit just right. A little stocking always sexes up a mini-dress, and these funky torn fishnets from DUTCH TOUCH are just the thing. I also put on my favorite earring for my everyday look, the Tunnel Multi Set from Drifting Sands. Private Ket-Su Reporting for Duty SIR!

Look Of The Day [Mar.13/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.13/08] 1

Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Eyes – Sh*t Happens, Dark Greend
Hair – PE – Philotic Energy, Melantha (White)
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Gloss - Mauve)
Necklace – Vogart, Chain Necklaces (Pick & Bullet, S)
Dress – Canimal, G.I. Jenny (Green)
Earrings – Drifting Sands, Tunnel Multi Set Earrings
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Stockings – DUTCH TOUCH, Soks – Fishnet Stockings (Holes & Socks Flower)
Boots – Shiny Things, Chunky Ribbon Boots (Black, HUD Tinted Ribbons)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Romantic in Emerald Green

Just before St. Patrick's day, I was in the mood for green in a big way, for a change, and was dying to wear this amazing 'Helene' dress from "PixelDolls". The colour is called Sea glass, but reminded me more of an emerald catching the light, darker and lighter tones of the same gorgeous Green. I loved the old PixelDolls, back before they sold off all their items as limited final sales and revamped their line completely, and I love what they are producing now to a large extent, this dress being a perfect example of the lovely feminine details that "PixelDolls" is best known for. My only issue with this dress, was that the sculptie sleeve parts are not mod, so I could no re-size them, and they needed to be a touch larger so that my upper arm did not peek through the prims. While I understand a designer trying to protect them self by not making items modable, I wished that perhaps it included the sleeve attachments in more then one size, my arms are by no means above average in size, and a bigger gal would have been utterly out of luck. I IMd the designer, dropped a note card, and I know there was a skirt fix that was sent out recently, but I am still waiting to hear on the arm pieces. It's just a shame because when you love something, and I do love this dress, that you can't make it work for your avatar without modifying your shape, and I do not modify my shape at all.

I wanted a romantic feminine hair look with this dress, and love "Armidi Hair" for this purpose, particularly 'The Glamorous III', but I always feel like my forehead is too exposed. My solution, I tacked on some of the "ETD" separate bangs and was realty pleased with how the style looked with the soft, side swept bangs. Simple sheer hosiery from "Battered Boudoir" are a must have staple, and these hot new "Maitreya" Slinky Stilettos in a 'Pine Green' colour. The purse was a freebie from "Yummy" and I think it is still available in the main store in Tableau, I liked how the beading on the bag echoed the look of the embroidered bodice of the dress. I threw on my "EARTTONES" Heirloom Locket, with it's colour change scripted gems, and made them match the dress perfectly. A simple, sweet, romantic look.

Green Goddess [Mar.12/08] 2

Green Goddess [Mar.12/08] 1

Eyes – Celestial Studios, (CS) Optics, Natural Series (Hazel)
Hair – Armidi Hair, The Glamourous III (Midnight I)
Bangs – ETD, Long Bangs Left (Black)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Red - Diva)
Dress – PixelDolls, Helene, Seaglass
Hose – Battered Boudoir, Boudoir Legs (Delicate, Black)
Purse – Yummy, Vintage 1920’s Black Bead Bag [Freebie]
Necklace – EARTHTONES, Heirloom Locket (Multi/Black)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Shoes – Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos (Pine Green)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Groovy is in My Heart

I have been re-kindled a love affair that began over a year ago when I first began my SL Fashion Passion. "BareRose Tokyo" had been releasing some amazing looks lately, going far being their Goth and Asian inspired looks, to embrace costumes, steam punk, street punk, neko, and retro wear. As always, the work is incredibly detailed, with so many options in every box, and transferable too. But perhaps the very best part, the LOW PRICES! I honestly have no idea how they do it, maybe the sheer volume of sales, but I rarely have paid over $250L for anything at "BareRose".

Always on the Look-Out for retro inspired looks that I can wear to my Era Music Events when I DJ at PIN UPS Night Club, I fell instantly in love with this groovy little 'Psychedelico' outfit from "BareRose". It comes complete with headband, bangles, 4 different colour option for pants, a Necklace, this adorable halter top with Prim ties, a belt (not worn), and I think it may have come with shoes too. It is a complete look in a box, and it makes getting dressed a breeze. I can see wearing this top this coming season with other look, even over a swimsuit, and the bangles are very pretty and wearable in general.

I threw on this Fabulous "Aden" 'Farrah' wig for the ultimate big and wild 60s' Era Hair Look. I am again wearing one of the new 'Canimal' Essence Skins that have be seriously contemplating a chance from my usual 'Celestial Charmed' Looks. It is really just a lovely skin, and now that Canimal Zephyr has released new funky make-ups, the urge to switch is even stronger. I love these "!Boing Fromage!" sandals, and they always bring authenticity to any Hippie or Boho look. I was feeling really Groovy and Ready To Party!

Look Of The Day [Mar.12/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.12/08] 1

Eyes – Celestial Studios, (CS) Optics, Natural Series (Hazel)
Hair – Aden, Farrah (White)
Skin – Canimal, Essence (Grace)...of Simplicity (w/ Med Sharp Arch Brows) [Review Copy]
Outfit – BareRose Tokyo, Psychedelico (Punk Pants, Top, Necklace, Bangles, Headband)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Shoes – Boing Fromage!, Studded Leather Sandals (Brown/Brown)

Retrology Egg Hunt Ends Tonight @ Midnight SLT! So Hurry!

Spring has Sprung & You are all invited out to join in the fun on Retrology!

Details: The Free Easter Egg Hunt Continues Until Tuesday March, 25th @ Midnight SLT! THAT's TONIGHT!

OVER 59 EGGS ARE HIDDEN, MOST FOR FREE BY TOUCH, SOME ARE $0L or $1L Buy Items! ALL IS FABULOUS!!

Spring Event On Retrology!

When: TODAY!
Time: Ends @ 11:59PM SLT
Where: Retrology ~ What's Past is Present in Second Life!
What: SIM Wide Easter Egg Hunt Featuring Freebies and Dollarbies From the Amazing Vendors on Retrology!
Including Gifts From:

/artilleri/ - (1) Hunt for Antie's Fabulous Spring Outfit
~Ivalde~ - (1) A Delicious Dress like only Neferia Abel Can Create!
Thimbles - (4) Melatonin & Apathia's Goodies for Guys & Gals!
Kid Asia - (8) Fabulous Fashion Looks by Abby Chambers!
Elegance Hats - (1) A Fabulous Easter Bonnet from Morrigan Hyun!
Periquita Shoes - (1) Yep.. Hats Off To Erpla!
PIN UP Dolls Boutique - (3) Great NEW Surprises including a NEW Gown! Pin Upshaw has been VERY Busy!
HANG THE DJ! - (14) 7 for men, 7 for Women! Because I can't forget the GUYS!
Amplify - (3) Fabulous SWAG from tinker Hax!
Kitsch*en*Couture - (1) A Hilarious New Costume by Anessa Stine!
Total Betty - (1) A Fabulous Fashion NEW Find from Betty Barracuda!
Tart Gallery - (4) Brilliant Pieces of Art from ByrneDarkley Cazalet's Tart Gallery!
Battered Boudoir - (4) Amazing Fashion Finds from Eloria Leshelle!
*ICING* - (1 ) Great Find, Plus Miko Omegamu's RFL Kiosks in Her Shop Until Tonight Only!
Flawed Perfect - (2) An Egg Full of Adorable Eyes, Plus Alexis Stapovic has placed another Egg Full of her New EMA SKINS for you to try FIRST!
Violet Voltaire - (6) Eggs Full of Jewelry Fabulousness from Violet!
Ingenue - (1) It's Betty Doyle, So You Know it is Amazing!
SIN Shoes - (1) YAY! This is the WAY to SIN! Thanks Lyanis!
1-800-Bettie's - (2) Mens & Women's Goodies So Easy To Find! Thanks Jacqui and Fey!
Many Vendors Also Have Freebies or Dollarbies in Their Shops Too!

Details: The Free Easter Egg Hunt will run till Tuesday March, 25th @ Midnight SLT! So DON'T WAIT!

Can't Wait To See You There!
~ Jhuzen Ketsugo

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Retrology Egg Hunt Begins NOW!

Spring has Sprung & You are all invited out to join in the fun on Retrology!

Details: The Free Easter Egg Hunt Kicks off On Sunday at 11am SLT and will run till Tuesday March, 25th @ Midnight SLT!

OVER 59 EGGS ARE HIDDEN, MOST FOR FREE BY TOUCH, SOME ARE $0L or $1L Buy Items! ALL IS FABULOUS!!

Spring Event On Retrology!

When: TODAY! Sunday, March 23/08
Time: 11am SLT - 2pm SLT
Where: Retrology ~ What's Past is Present in Second Life!
What: SIM Wide Easter Egg Hunt Featuring Freebies From the Amazing Vendors on Retrology!
Including Gifts From:

/artilleri/ - (1)Hunt for Antie's Fabulous Spring Outfit
~Ivalde~ - (1)A Delicious Dress like only Neferia Abel Can Create!
Thimbles - (4)Melatonin & Apathia's Goodies for Guys & Gals!
Kid Asia - (8)Fabulous Fashion Looks by Abby Chambers!
Elegance Hats - (1)A Fabulous Easter Bonnet from Morrigan Hyun!
Periquita Shoes - (1) Yep.. Hats Off To Erpla!
PIN UP Dolls Boutique - (3) Great NEW Surprises including a NEW Gown! Pin Upshaw has been VERY Busy!
HANG THE DJ! - (14) 7 for men, 7 for Women! Because I can't forget the GUYS!
Amplify - (3) Fabulous SWAG from tinker Hax!
Kitsch*en*Couture - (1) A Hilarious New Costume by Anessa Stine!
Total Betty - (1)A Fabulous Fashion NEW Find from Betty Barracuda!
Tart Gallery - (4) Brilliant Pieces of Art from ByrneDarkley Cazalet's Tart Gallery!
Battered Boudoir - (4) Amazing Fashion Finds from Eloria Leshelle!
*ICING* - (1 ) Great Find, Plus Miko Omegamu's RFL Kiosks in Her Shop Until Tonight Only!
Flawed Perfect - (2)An Egg Full of Adorable Eyes, Plus Alexis Stapovic has placed another Egg Full of her New EMA SKINS for you to try FIRST!
Violet Voltaire - (6) Eggs Full of Jewelry Fabulousness from Violet!
Ingenue - (1) It's Betty Doyle, So You Know it is Amazing!
SIN Shoes - (1)YAY! This is the WAY to SIN! Thanks Lyanis!
1-800-Bettie's - (2) Mens & Women's Goodies So Easy To Find! Thanks Jacqui and Fey!
Many Vendors Also Have Freebies or Dollarbies in Their Shops Too!

Also, Live DJ Ket-Su will be spinning tunes in the Retrology Square,located just beside the Main TP Point.
Music: I will be playing all requests and a rocking mix of favorites, old and new! Music Will Broadcast SIM WIDE, so you can listen and party while you HUNT!
Details: The Free Easter Egg Hunt Kicks off On Sunday at 11am SLT and will run till Tuesday March, 25th @ Midnight SLT!

Can't Wait To See You There!
~ Jhuzen Ketsugo

Spring Bash & Egg Hunt On Retrology!

Spring has Sprung on Retrology!
You are all invited out to join in the fun on Retrology!

Spring Event On Retrology!

When: Sunday, March 23/08
Time: 11am SLT - 2pm SLT
Where: Retrology ~ What's Past is Present in Second Life!
What: SIM Wide Easter Egg Hunt Featuring Freebies From the Amazing Vendors on Retrology!
Including Gifts From:
/artilleri/, Ivalde, Thimbles, Kid Asia, Elegance Hats, Perquita Shoes, PIN UP Dolls Boutique, HANG THE DJ!, Amplify, and MORE!
Also, Live DJ Ket-Su will be spinning tunes in the Retrology Square,located just beside the Main TP Point.
Music: I will be playing all requests and a rocking mix of favorites, old and new! Music Will Broadcast SIM WIDE, so you can listen and party while you HUNT!
Details: The Free Easter Egg Hunt Kicks off On Sunday at 11am SLT and will run till Tuesday March, 25th @ Midnight SLT!

Can't Wait To See You There!

Note: Any Vendors that still wish to participate can contact me in World!
Thanks! ~ Jhuzen Ketsugo

Also....

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Models: [L-R] Lula Vought, Jhuzen Ketsugo, Dominique Swain

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Bash & Egg Hunt On Retrology!

Spring has Sprung on Retrology!
You are all invited out to join in the fun on Retrology!

Spring Event On Retrology!

When: Sunday, March 23/08
Time: 11am SLT - 2pm SLT
Where: Retrology ~ What's Past is Present in Second Life!
What: SIM Wide Easter Egg Hunt Featuring Freebies From the Amazing Vendors on Retrology!
Including Gifts From:
/artilleri/, Thimbles, Kid Asia, Perquita Shoes, PIN UP Dolls Boutique, HANG THE DJ!, and MORE!
Also, Live DJ Ket-Su will be spinning tunes in the Retrology Square,located just beside the Main TP Point.
Music: I will be playing all requests and a rocking mix of favorites, old and new! Music Will Broadcast SIM WIDE, so you can listen and party while you HUNT!
Details: The Free Easter Egg Hunt Kicks off On Sunday at 11am SLT and will run till Tuesday March, 25th @ Midnight SLT!

Can't Wait To See You!

Note: Any Vendors that still wish to participate can contact me in World!
Thanks! ~ Jhuzen Ketsugo

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ruffling A Few Feathers...

Every time I go shopping, I carefully sort all my purchases into my "NEW" folder,divided by about a dozen sub-folders by category (i.e. SHOES, TOPS, PANTS, Etc.). When I am putting a daily look together, I start by diving into these "NEW" Items, and build a look around at least one of them. I have had this adorable ruffled blouse from "Honey Kitty" for ages, but it always felt very Gothic Lolita to me, until I decided to pair it up with a pair of fabulous high-waisted pants from "PERSONA". This to me looked sharp and modern, and was all 'Woman'.

With such a feminine statement as this blouse, I choose to opt out of over-accessorizing this look. I wanted a little pop of colour, and these amazing shoes from 'Detour' were just the ticket. The 'Glamour Metallic Pumps' come in gold, silver, black, but also this amazing patent-leather like red. I love that they peek out from under these slacks, they add a touch of playful to what could easily have become a very stuffy look. I picked up this amazing hair from "TRUTH" while egg-hunting recently, no eggs for me, but who cares, this 'Damien 2' style is brilliant. I love that "TRUTH" sells their hair in 3-tone packs, including black and white (my two colours of choice), in the SAME pack! A fabulous Elongated clutch from "Muism" is all that was needed to complete this fab fashionista look.

Look Of The Day [Mar.20/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.20/08] 1

Eyes – BBBM – Big Booty Big Money, Watery Eyes, Mud (Mineral)
Hair – TRUTH, Damien 2 (Black)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Frosting)
Blouse - *H+K* - Honey Kitty, Sugar Blouse02* (Black & White)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Slacks – *PERSONA*, High Waist Pants
Shoes – Detour, Glamour Metallic Pumps (Red)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Purse – Muism, Black Velour Clutch

Sassy in Green Satin

What can I say, sometimes I am just slow on the uptake. I has never been to Muism, even though my sister Anessa has frequently gushed about it, "You Have To Go!". So on the hunt for more fabulous handbags and purses, I finally decided it was high time for me to pay a visit, and visit I did, to the tune of about $4500L, yikes! Well, to be honest, this was in part due to cam shopping, which I don't recommend with Lag Reducing settings (as I had for the RFL clothing fair), The result, I thought I was buying one of these 'Satin Ruffle Tops' and managed to grab the fat-pack for $2000L. But as Anessa cheerfully pointed out, "at least you got something AWESOME!"

So here I sit, with a no-transfer pack of these fabulous silk blouse, and this is my favorite of the bunch, yeah, ok.. it's the Green! I paired it up with a dressy casual staple, these fabulous Denim Jeans from "Last Call", I love how the prim cuffs are slightly arched in the front to let some fabulous shoes show off. Speaking of fabulous, how much do I love these "Maitreya" Verve Pumps, the suede textures look reach out and touch them soft. A fabulous hand-bag from ETD, with the hunky chunky look that is the 'IT' look this spring. I loved this fabulous "Marlys" Pixie Cut in white, and went back to grab it in black because I just love how it complimented the angles of my jaw. Some thin layered bangles from "OPIUM Everyday" and these sweet Dollarbie 'Star Earrings' from "Diamonde." are all the accessories I needed to pull this look together.

Look Of The Day [Mar.19/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.19/08] 1

Eyes – Sh*t Happens, Dark Greend
Hair – Marlys, Slim Pixie (Black)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Rubies)
Earrings – Diamonde., Star Earrings [Dollarbie]
Jeans – Last Call, from Frida (Autumnal) Set
Blouse – Muism, Satin Ruffle Top (Green Pattern)
Purse – ETD, City Handbag (Brown Croc)
Bangles – OPIUM Everyday, Layered Bangles
Shoes – Maitreya, Verve Pumps (Green)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)

Sisters In Style - A Detour to JE*Republic

Sisters tend to share things, clothes, make-up, jewelry, magazines, and even sometimes living space. Anessa Stine, my RL Identical Twin sister and I were not so great at the sharing things growing up, We had different tastes in men, clothes, music, and we had separate bedrooms from the time we were 6 years old. She was into 'New Kids On Block' and I loved my 'Guns N' Roses', what can I say, polar opposites in most ways.

In SL, Anessa and I do share, we share ideas, we share a passion for fashion and for the SIM we manage, Retrology. And we share HOT TIPS! When we discover something NEW and FABULOUS on the GRID, there is an immediate IM and a "Come Here NOW!", and a TP. Yesterday was just such a day. Anessa learned about "Detour" from GoGoLita's Blog and headed over, sending me a TP so I could come look at her try on skins. I ended up with shoes, eyes, and hair at "Detour". Late last night, I happened on "JE*Republic" for the first time while looking for purses to include in my upcoming article for 'Vain Inc. Magazine'. I was giddy and TP'd Anessa in, and so we thought, lets give this cute boutique a little moment in the SL sun.

I am in hair from "JE*Republic in both shots, the sleek "Bobbed Hair", and an adorable messy bun called 'Boyish Hair'. All 4 of the dresses pictured are from "JE*Republic". I choose the "Black Suede Dress", which reminded me a bit of some of my early 'Paper Couture’, looks, and is a great Little Black Dress Option, and I teamed it with these great 'Tuxedo Pumps' from "Shiny Things". I also chose the more relaxed 'Red Wine Dress’, which I paired up with some great "Armidi Gisaci" Platform Sandals. The Stacked Wood Bangles I am wearing are from a shop in the same mall as "JE*Republic" called "Atelier AM".

Anessa is wearing her new "Detour" Skins in 'Tatiana', and one of their wigs, the sweet 'Junebug' in Midnight. Anessa chose this adorable 'Black Spangle Dress', which is sweet and girlie and reminds me of dresses we both wore to "Semi-Formal" events as teenagers back in the 80s, and paired it with these sexy slouch stiletto boots from "Storm Schmooz". She also picked up this adorable 'Blue Jean Dress' at "JE" and it again echoes the 80s look, which is really coming back around again (just look at the legwarmers people!), and threw on her fabulous NEW Maitreya 'Golden Velvet' ChiChis. And like good sisters, we are sharing all of this with everyone else too! Check out the JE*Republic Mainstore, Located @ The Galleria in Korea Mirinae. SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Korea%20Mirinae/181/128/22

SLURLS & Shopping Details Below:
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Sisters In Style - A Detour to JE*Republic [1]

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Sisters In Style - A Detour to JE*Republic [2]

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Sisters In Style - A Detour to JE*Republic [3]

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Sisters In Style - A Detour to JE*Republic [4]

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Sisters In Style - A Detour to JE*Republic [5]

1 & 2:
On Kets –
Eyes – BBBM – Big Booty Big Money, Watery Eyes, Mud (Mineral)
Hair – JE*Republic, Bobbed Hair (Black)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Drama)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Dress – JE*Republic, Black Suede Dress
Shoes – Shiny Things, Tuxedo Pumps (Black)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
On Anessa -
Skin – Detour, Tatiana 2
Hair - Detour, Junebug (Night)
Eyes – PixelDolls, Avatar Eyes, Adorable (Blue)
Lashes - MM Skins – Minnu Model, Runway Lashes
Dress - JE*Republic, Black Spangle Dress
Boots - Storm Schmooz, Bot's Black
Tights - Battered Boudoir, Boudoir Legs, Fair (White)
Bracelet - *UnTone Quilt*, black heart bracelet

3 & 4:

On Kets –
Eyes – BBBM – Big Booty Big Money, Watery Eyes, Mud (Mineral)
Hair – JE*Republic, Boyish Hair in a Bun (Black)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Drama)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Dress – JE*Republic, Red Wine Dress
Shoes – Armidi Gisaci, Dhali Bow Platforms (Bole)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Bangles – Atelier AM, .+*Ava V*+., Wood Bracelet
On Anessa:
Skin – Detour, Tatiana 1
Hair - =RaC=, Darling (Black)
Eyes - PixelDolls, Avatar Eyes, Adorable (Blue)
Lashes - MM Skins – Minnu Model, Runway Lashes, Runway Lashes
Dress - JE*Republic, Blue Jean Dress
Shoes – Maitreya, ChiChi Pumps (Golden Velvet)
Socks – Maitreya, Prim Socks (Brown)
Bracelets - EARTHTONES boutique, Leopard Bangles
Necklace - EARTHTONES boutique , Boho Necklace (Chocolate/Gold)
Earrings – Yummy, Opal Studs, from Opal & Pearls Set

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

No Whining in This House...

Ok, so let's face it, I am not an expert on SL, I had no idea up until recently that you could inspect someone Else's prim attachments to find out who made them. I really had no clue. I had seen others wearing this fabulous bee-hive do from "Aden" before, and I wanted it, but always forgot to ask where it was from. So when I stumbled on it in-world recently, I did a little happy dance and went home to try it on. How cool is this hair! I know, it is not "NEWNESS", but it is new to me, and right now the bee-hive is swarming down the runways of some of the top designers in RL, so why not put it back in the limelight. This wig, called 'Amy' from "Aden" is simply divine, and it is not just in 'Amy Winehouse' black, it is in all the shades that "Aden" carries, which means it can be your look too!

I shopped at [[seVan]] long before there was any controversy there, and I am not about to address it here, because that is not what my blog is about. What it is about is what I love, and I cannot deny that I love this orange 'Isabella Dress' that I picked up the day after the opening. I am a fan of both photo-real and hand paint, and preferable both, clothing in SL, and this dress is a great example of a photo-real creation that works well. The shine on the Satin is really nicely captured here on the bodice, and the flowy skirt is really nice when moving. The pop of colour here is wonderful, I do like it, very much actually.

Some fabulous tights from "CREAMSHOP" pick up the blue in the dress to perfection, and the orange shoes from "Armidi Gisaci" are becoming one of the most utilized shoes in my closet. I loved pulling out the colours of this dress, and threw on these "/artilleri/" beaded hoop earring to continue that look, as there are script tint-able and can literally match any outfit. Great bangles from "*Persona* really stack up nicely here too. This look made me happy, bright, and I definitely took a side-step from heading "Back to Black"!

Look Of The Day [Mar.11/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.11/08] 1

Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Twinkle)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Eyes – Celestial Studios, (CS) Optics, Natural Series (Hazel)
Hair – Aden, Amy (Black)
Dress - [[seVan]], Isabella Dress (Orange)
Bracelets - *PERSONA*, Bangles (Blue)
Earrings - /artilleri/, Bead Hoop Earrings (Colour Change Scripted)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Tights – =CREAMSHOP=, Plain Tights (Blue)
Shoes – Armidi, Dalia Pumps (Orange)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Brown On The Town

Warm and wonderful, but not especially exciting, brown can often be a very neglected colour. Most of us favour black over brown, and I am no different most of the time, but this dress from "First Impressions" makes brown sexy, warm, and delicious. When it was time for a "Beast in Brown" event at PIN UPS Night Club, I was happy to find another reason to wear this fabulous wrap dress, I love the crossover top, I love the little flexi prim knotted ties. I love that is had a nice layered look, a well finished trimmed hem, and an little lacy under-layer for modesty that still looks so sexy.

I adore this wig from "Curl Up And Dye", it is inspired by the hairstyle that the character of Frenchie wore in the Film 'Grease', but I think it goes beyond mere costume hair and works nicely as a stylish shorter look. Skin, Eyes, and Lashes from "Celestial Studios" are always my favorites, and I particularly love this make-up look in 'Purple, Orchid'. I think it is warm enough to work well with an Earth tone brown like this one.

I paired the dress up with some of my favorite tights from "Blaze", I love that they are opaque and seem to have so much depth of colour, as tights would look in the light if you wore them in RL. My 'Leather Vixens' from "Tesla", a most brilliant staple shoe, work perfectly with this dress. Paired with the tights, they really elongate the leg.

Although I normally favor silver tones accessories, gold just naturally goes with brown, and these amazing 'Dragon' Earrings from "Untone" really paired up nicely. Again, a favorite chunky bracelet comes in handy, this one the 'Circle Panic Bracelet' from "Swallowtail". A great big handbag from the amazingly talented 'Ingrid Ingersoll', complete with matching gold accents let me feel polished and ready to shop. Not like I need an excuse, but this time I have a great one! Time to head off to the 'Relay For Life' Clothing Fair to grab more goodies to blog on.

Look Of The Day [Mar.10/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.10/08] 1

Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Purple - Orchid)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Eyes – Celestial Studios, (CS) Optics, Natural Series (Hazel)
Hair – Curl Up And Dye Salon, Frenchy (Black)
Earrings – *UnTone Quilt*, Untone Earrings (Dragon)
Purse – Ingrid Ingersoll, Danielle Bag (Brown)
Dress – First , *FI* Whimsy (Brown)
Bracelet –
Swallowtail, Circle Panic Bracelet
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Tights – Blaze*, Pantyhose/Tights (Brown)
Shoes – Tesla, Leather Vixens (Caramel)

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Green Heaven!

I am not Irish, I am not Catholic, heck I am not even Christian, but today I am celebrating! What you may ask... well, the Colour Green! It's always been my favorite, and in RL you never see an explosion of green simply becuase it is St. Patrick's Day. In SL however, it is the colour of the day, and has been for over a week now, so for a gal who loves green, this is better then Christmas, um.. which I also do not actually celebrate.

Today I headed over to "Ivalde", to pick up the latest freebie from Neferia Abel, and ran into Nef mid-shop. She amazes me, I seriously think she may not have slept in years, she has boundless energy, surpassed only by her boundless generosity. Nef put all the green dresses in her shop at 50% off for the holiday, and I wish I could say I picked up a pile, the thing is, I own almost every dress in the shop, a lot of them are green, so I did not over-indulge as much as I might have otherwise. I decided that today I wanted to blog Ivalde, not the new Freebie Dress (which is brilliant by the way), and not something I picked up today, but something I have had for months, and something that I have always loved, and of course, something green! This 'Judith' dress in Green is fabulous, from the shine of the satin, to the full flowing bustle in back, it is also perfect for showing off NEW SHOES!

The minute I saw that Stiletto Moody had released some of her shoes in green today, I was over the moon! Finally! My sister Anessa Stine over at On Your Toes, had blogged them this morning, and managed to get a review copy for me. I have them in red as well, but these 'Elegant Slingbacks' in 'Green Twinkle' have got to be my favorite shoes from Stiletto Moody yet, I own about 6 pair altogether, so that is saying a lot. It matched the Emerald Green of this dress so well, and shoes like these deserve to be seen.

Nef told me to go check out the St. Patty's Gift at "Elegance Hats", and while there I picked up this wonderful hat called the 'Valena 1'. Morrigan Hyun really does have such a flair for primwork ans texturing in her hats, they deserve to be in the spotlight more then they are. Some retro fabulous hair from "Ingenue" made me feel about as Irish as a lass could feel, and my Irish 'Green' eyes, these from "Sh*t Happens" were definitely smiling. These dramatic lashes from "Celestial Studios" look great with this 'Drama' skin from their 'Charmed Line'. Jewels from "Swallowtail", "{JUNK}", and "Paper Couture" polish off my look of the day.

Look Of The Day [Mar.17/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.17/08] 1

Eyes – Sh*t Happens, Dark Greend
Hair – Ingenue, Christine (Auburn)
Skin - Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Drama)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 13)
Dress – ~Ivalde~, Judith Green Dress
Ring – Paper Couture, Diamond Bee Ring
Necklace – Swallowtail, Big Gem Necklace (Green)
Bracelet – {JUNK}, Tangled Antique Gold Bangles
Shoes – Stiletto Moody Shoes, Elegant Slingbacks (Green Twinkle)
Hat – Elegance Hats, Valena 2

Sunday, March 16, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Dollarbies From HANG THE DJ!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY FROM .-*-. HANG THE DJ! .-*-. IN RETROLOGY!

Hurry in Now to scoop up these adorable St. Patrick’s Day Slogan Tanks and Tees in a 4 Shirt Fat-Pack for JUST $1L. All Shirts come on all Layers, Tucked & Un-Tucked for lots of Options! This Time I Made Sure The Guys Had Some Almost Freebies Too!

Slogans Include:
(Men's/Unisex)
Irish XL Drinking Team, Rub Me For Luck, The Drinking Irish, I’m Irish. Do You Have Any In You? Do You Want Some?
(Women's) Irish XL Drinking Team, Lucky Charm, F.B.I. Full Blooded Irish, I’ve Got An Irish Attitude

I was feeling overdosed on Green, so I made them in black and white! Enjoy! HANG THE DJ! @ Retrology!

.-*-. HANG THE DJ! .-*-.  Men's St. Patrick's Day Dollarbies - 4 Shirt Fat-Packs! YAY!

.-*-. HANG THE DJ! .-*-.  Women's St. Patrick's Day Dollarbies - 4 Shirt Fat-Packs! YAY!

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Retrology/233/34/40

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Week 9: Flickr SL - Look Of The Day Winner!

A few days behind schedule, but good things are worth the wait! Here is the Winner for Week 9 of the Second Life - Look Of The Day Weekly Contest. Bells Semyorka has submitted several great looks to the pool, but this one really caught my eye. I am looking out my window at 6 feet of snow in the Toronto Suburbs, and Bells' look made me feel like summer may actually just be around the corner. YAY!

This look pulls together the work of some of the most popular content creators in SL, and does it in a really clean crisp way. Sleek hair and great shades from "Naughty Designs" really add the look of the Hamptons to this sassy shorts outfit. I love these Gold shorts from "Elephant Outfitters" on the Armidi SIM, and may just dash over and brave the lag to pick them up for myself. I love the pairing of the animal print top from "/artilleri/" with the gold shorts, this combination of animal print and metallic is very fashion forward and all over the runways this spring. These fabulous "Armidi Gisaci" Shoes, the 'Dhali Bow Platforms' bring in some nice warmth, and I already own them in 3 colours myself. They are brilliant, and strappy platform sandals are very big this coming season. Bells is right on the money with this look, it is Clean, Understated, and Ooozes Fashionista Cred. Well Done!

Bells wins the Weekly Prize of $500L for her submission, which included all the pertinent details for this look, so you can find the pieces that will work for you easily. It is really getting more challenging to pick a weekly winner, as so many of the 245 members of the Flickr Group are stepping up their game and really doing some amazing things. Keep all those fabulous submissions coming, another winner will be choosen each week, and who couldn't use another $500L to shop with? Remember as always, give credit where it is due if you want to be eligible to win, and be creative! Shake up that wardrobe of yours! Still waiting for more men to get on board, so if you have a fashionable guy in your life... get him hooked up!

Look of the Day 03/03/2008
by Bells Semyorka


Look of the Day 03/03/2008

Hair - ND - Naughty Designs, Paris II (Sable)
Skin - MM Skins – Minnu Model
Shorts - Elephant Outfitters @ Armidi, Jordyn Shorts (Metallic Gold)
Shirt - /artilleri/, Ah Bella! top (*Leo*)
Shoes - Armidi Gisaci, Dhali Bow Platforms
Bracelet - /artilleri/, Brazil Bracelet (Oranges)
Glasses- ND - Naughty Designs, Fashion Sunglasses (Black Frame, Purple Faded Lens)

Green To The Nines

What with St. Patricks Day on Monday, and all the Green Available Now, I am having a delicious time over-indulging in my favorite colour of all. But just because it's green doesn't mean it's for me, and I have seen a lot of 'Green Don'ts' this week in SL. Let's face it, making something fluorescent green does not make it a must have for St. Patty's or any other day.*lolz*

When I was asked to fill in DJ for some of the Opening of "LeeZu Baxter Designs" new "To The Nines" SIM, I was thrilled, and spun away happily for almost 3 hours, the whole time dying to get into the store so I could load up on more goodies! When I finally was able to ambulate over, through the lag of the LeeZu Fans there to do the same, I saw this adorable dress and of course, it is that perfect shade of Green Yumminess for me. The "Vaugn" Flexi dress can be purchased with add-ons like different flexi skirts and shruggy capes and all sorts of fabulous colour options, but I liked the simplicity of the main dress so very much. The texturing and details, like these bronze buttons, are really nicely done. I also picked up these brilliant 'Anna' stockings, that come in a pack of a dozen or so springlike colour options, that can be matched with the dress or practically anything else you own. I love that they are slightly un-even, and look so casual.

This Amazing bag is one of Elika's newest from "ETD Accessories" and gosh it was hard to choose just one! This amazing 'Brown Croc - City Handbag' just looked too delicious to pass up. Again, more of the fabulous hair from "Philotic Energy", this adorable 'Niela' style had colour scripted flowers, and is just so fresh and spring-like. I am truly thrilled with the range of style I am finding at "PE", and can't wait for new releases!

I had this adorable 'Chocolate Ring' from "KUROTSUBAKI", a valentine's group gift, and it is seriously adorable and such a nice little trinket. I have a confession, I horde freebies, and rarely even look at most of them once collected, never-mind sort them and wear them, but this one was love at first sight. I thought these nice earthy brown 'Vixen' Boots from "Frangipani Designs" worked well with the lawn greens in this look, and love the name of this colour 'VooDoo'! An awesome bracelet set from "Shiny Things" finishes off this look nicely I think, this the 'Hippie Deluxe' in Brown. This look is a 'Green Do' that will survive the post St. Patty's season, and I could not be more gleeful!

Look Of The Day [Mar.9/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.9/08] 1

Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Rubies)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 13)
Eyes – Karamia, Hazel Eyes
Hair – PE – Philotic Energy, Niela (White)
Bracelet – Shiny Things, Hippie Deluxe Bracelets (Brown)
Ring – KUROTSUBAKI, Chocolate Ring [Valentine’s Group Gift]
Dress – LeeZu Baxter Designs, Vaugn Flexi Dress (Green)
Stockings – LeeZu Baxter Designs, Anna Stocking (Anna11 – Spring)
Purse – ETD Accessories, City Handbag (Brown Croc)
Boots – Frangipani Designs, Vixen Boots (Voodoo)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pixel Perfect Pixie

When I do my rounds on Retrology, as I do almost every week, I am always looking out for something NEW and fabulous on the Retro Scene, and I always stop into "Marlys" to see what's new. How I missed this one, I am not sure... but the minute I spotted "Marlys" fabulous 'Slim Pixie' I was ecstatic! I love short styles, and have been looking for a Twiggy Perfect Pixie Cut, but had yet to find one that looked right. There is no doubt for me that this wig by "Marlys" is by far the best pixie style cut I have seen in SL. It frames the face beautifully, and really complimented the angles of my face. I would wear it every day if I could, no word of a lie, and if I could get away with it in RL, I would take a snap of this to my Hairdresser in a second.

Yay for exposed necks, and yay for these fabulous chandelier earrings from "{JUNK}", could you die! They are over 130 prims per earring, and definitely not something you wear to a fashion show or full and laggy sim... but WOW! There are just amazing works of art, and paired with the Pixie cut, they are brilliant. I wanted to go with a more retro make-up here, and nothing is more retro then Blue Shadow, this skin from "Celestial Studios" Charmed Line makes blue shadow positively modern and fresh, and I love the way the upper lid liner extends past the lash line, very sexy. With a Pixie Cut, there is always the risk of looking boyish, but some fabulous feminine Lashes from "Celestial Studios" make a very feminine silouette here.

With these statement earring, I opted to not wear a necklace, and went for a plunging neckline with this fabulous dress from "*FUSE", called the 'Waldorf'. It is lovely, and I love the petal like hemline on the skirt. It also comes with Jacket/Shirts options, so you can easily work to top into another outfit. Some sleek boots from "Maitreya" in this Suede work well with a softer black, and really, this makes three pairs of 'Dune' boots for me... but who is counting (/me puts fingers in ears and hums).

Another bag I love to wear, this sweet "Deux Filles" purse with it's fabulous transparent bag, filled with all the things a good Fashionista should have, Sunglasses, Chanel No. 5, Compact, Lipstick, and CASH. As you all know by now, I am all over anything with kitschy details, and this purse is just adorable. Simple thin Multi-hued Metallic Bangles from "OPIUM Everyday" finish off my look.

Look Of The Day [Mar.8/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.8/08] 1

Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Blue - Sea)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 13)
Eyes – PE – Philotic Energy, Hazel Eyes
Hair – Marlys, Slim Pixie (Silver)
Earrings – {JUNK}, Bohemian Chandelier Earrings
Dress - *FUSE, The Waldorf (Midnight)
Purse – Deux Filles, See Through Transparent Bag
Bracelets – OPIUM Everyday, Layered Bangles
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Boots – Maitreya, Dune Boots (Black)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Flat Out Perfect!

When I saw these new 'Francoise' Flats from "Shiny Things" on the On Your Toes Blog, I wanted them... BAD! I love a nice flat shoe, and good ones seem hard to find in SL, but these are perfection right down to the shadow under the ribbon detail, they look flat out perfect! So how do you build an outfit around a shoe? You shop like a madwoman!

I visited Le Zoo this weekend, and started off at "Tres Blah" where I saw an adorable shirt/tie/jacket combo with a pink blouse and polka dot tie. I loved it, had to have it... and so ChaChing! Travelling across to "TULI", I spied "Aden" hair for the first time... several ChaChings later, lol, and this adorable boyish cut called 'Edie' was one of my many finds. Travelling round the sim, I loaded up my overflowing inventory (now well over 25,000 items ACK!). I stopped at "OPIUM Everyday" last, but certainly not least, where I found these adorable 'Marion' Shorts.

After picking up new poses at TULI and Torrid Wear, including a new AO to try out I headed home to put it all together. I am always on the hunt for new modelling poses and wish I could keep track of them all better. I have almost 350 in my pose stand in my loft... and I hope to blog specifically about my faves soon. Let me say that some of the best are from Maitreya, LAP, Hiccup, ANIMAH, Decollage, TULI, Torrid Wear, KoumB, Luth, AnaMations, Old Gravy, Trisquel, The OPPOSITION, Sugar Cube, and Dilemma. And I will be doing a "What's In My Closet" with my favorite poses on display as soon as I can get my act together!

At home, I put this look together and I was just gaga over it! Since the shorts have a high waist, and used the jacket layer, I needed a shirt layer top, and luckily the "Tres Blah" Set came sans Jacket on a shirt layer... I could not have planned better! This has to be on the all time faves for cute and stylish, but still fresh and fun. I pulled in some awesome "Diamonde." earrings, these 'Jagged' ones are total faves, and I always love to show of a nice dangle earring with a boyish cut, it just seems to work well with an exposed neck. A set of spanky bangles from "Bonita's" and I felt good to go shopping all over again, which I did! So I grabbed up this fabulous "Paper Couture" Frivolity bag and head out in search of more fabulousness!

Look Of The Day [Mar.7/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.7/08] 1

Eyes – Miriel, Hazel (Big)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 13)
Hair – Aden, Edie (Black)
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Purple - Sunset)
Shoes – Shiny Things, Fran├žoise Flats (Gray)
Blouse/Tie – Tres Blah, Gwen Pink Blouse with Dotty Tie
Purse – Paper Couture, The Frivolity Bag (Pink)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Bracelet – Bonita Popinjay’s Jewelry, Black & Pearls Bracelet 4 (#3)
Earrings – Diamonde., Jagged Earring (Black)
Shorts – OPIUM Everyday, Marion Shorts

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Menswear Made Modern

There has always been something very sexy about women borrowing looks from Men's Fashion. But there is a fine line between Menswear made Sexy and Menswear made... well, tres Butch. So when I started to put this look together, I knew I wanted something that emphasized a feminine silhouette, but borrowed classic menswear touches like vests and this fabulous Top Hat. With a Pop of Red mixed in, it is very current and I think pretty eye catching.

This hair and Hat combo called 'Noah' from "PE" is really cute, and I think as cute on guys as on gals, the texturing on the hat is really nice, and it looks like a weathered crushed felt, really nice. I love the feather accent on the side too, I am consistently impressed with the details in Aemilia's work. I picked up this two necklace set at "OPIUM Everyday", they can be worn separately or together, and the double strand which I tinted Red can be made to match anything you wear.

I loved this 'Ruffled Vest' from "Hiccup" the minute I spotted it, and it comes on a jacket layer, but I was having trouble finding a blouse to wear under it that was long enough. The 'Boyfriend Button down' from "Blaze" (which was a FREEBIE) is great for a long look, using the shirt and system skirt layers. Some underpants layer jeans, these from "Mischief Fashions" work well with a sleek boot, like these from "Last Call - Vamp". I LOVE this Hobo Bag from "Celestial Studios", and own it in Orange and Denim, but this 'Patent Cherry' was a valentines gift to the Update Group, and seriously... can a woman have too many purses? I think not. So this is my take on a very feminine menswear look, sometimes it's nice to put the girly stuff aside in favor of something sleek and tailored.

Look Of The Day [Mar.6/08] 2

Look Of The Day [Mar.6/08] 1

Eyes – Miriel, Hazel (Big)
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Silver 1)
Hair/Hat – PE – Philotic Energy, Noah (White)
Purse – Celestial Studios, Hobo Bag (Patent Cherry)[Valentines Group Gift]
Vest – - Hiccup, Ruffly Vest (Arsenic)
Shirt – Blaze*, Boyfriend Buttondown
Lip Ring – Red Ruin
Nose Stud – Tickled Pink, Uma
Necklace – OPIUM Everyday, Beaded Necklace Set (White Set Tinted Red)
Jeans – Mischief Fashions, Black Underpants Jeans
Boots – Last Call – Vamp Shoes, Vamp: Liah (Onyx)