Thursday, July 31, 2008

Last Call For The Office Party

Look Of The Day [July 30/08] 1

Recently, we had a "Sexy Office Party" at PIN UPS, and I always wear a skirt suit to this event, however with skirt glitches still plaguing us all, I opted for a pant suit. Sadly, this one is no longer available as *LAST CALL is no more, but it is still a brilliant example of Ginny Talamasca's work and I love it dearly. You may be able to find this Kerry Pantsuit in Re-Sale Shops, as the final days at Last Call saw people snapping up tons of inventory, all of it Transferable, so if you happen to come upon a great Re-Sale shop, look for the *LAST CALL Items, they are treasures. This look came complete with the lovely Cameo Necklace, so pretty and just the perfect compliment to the look. Classy and Ladylike, and still very sexy, this is Business Wear that Goes into an Evening Look seamlessly.

This look was a breeze to accessories, you can't go to the office without your brief case and Baiastice sells a pile of great bags, this Borso Lavoro Workbag comes in a set of two great colours. The simple thin Layered Bangles are from OPIUM Everyday, I love that they have pink, white, and yellow gold in them so they can be worn with almost any other jewelry. I am wearing my Drifting Sands Tunnel Multi-Set Earrings, just to add a little edge to my look, and my Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring from Caroline's.

Look Of The Day [July 30/08] 2

This wig is another great new style from Dernier Cri. Kaitlyn is a great loose bun, placed to the side, and the shaggy bangs are a nice touch to soften the look. The hair from Dernier Cri is always a blast to Demo, as the Colour Changing HUD is so fun, you get to see the style in dozens of possible shades before you settle on the one you want and decide if the style is for you. Skin is from [RockBerry], I am really finding myself wearing them almost exclusively, despite the fact that this Light skintone is darker then any skin I have ever worn. Cake's Separated Lashes flutter above [Detour]'s Delta Eyes in Hazel.

Shopping Details:
Suit - *LAST CALL, Kerry (Pale Pant, V Neck Top, Pearls & Cameo)[No Longer Available]
Shoes – Maitreya, Mishima Dawn (Shiny/Suede Tan Steel)
Bag – Baiastice, Borsa Lavoro 9 (Workbags)
Bracelets – OPIUM Everyday Jewelry, Layered Bangle Set
Earrings – Drifting Sands, Tunnel Multi Set Ear Piercing
Ring – Caroline’s, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Hair – Dernier Cri -DC-, Kaitlyn
Skin – [RockBerry], Stage 4 A Light, Dark Brows
Lashes – Cake, Separated Lashes
Eyes – [Detour], Delta Eyes (Hazel)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where Are My Eyes?

Look Of The Day [July 26/08] 1

Who knew you could not wear eyes? Not me that's for sure! I was in a rush after a shoot with Nyla Rossini for my Vain Inc. Magazine Staff Picture, and removed all the items in the outfit folder I made for the occasion (a trick Anessa taught me). I quickly threw on what I had been wearing before, and jumped into my wee studio for some shots before changing into my costume for the night's Event at PIN UPS. I didn't notice till I was writing down what I was wearing, that I was infact not wearing eyes, and a jump into Edit>Appearance confirmed that they were "Not Worn", who knew? Won't make that mistake again. In any case, I am apparently wearing someone's eyes, if not my own, they belong to David Bowie on the fabulous Bowie Dress from EMERY. I always love a rock chick look, and EMERY has some of the best to be found on the grid. I paired the top with some slick looking Shiny Shiny Magic Pants from Fashionably Dead, they are tintable, but I kept them as is for the awesome liquid silver look.

I opted for red accessories for the most part, starting with these brilliant Red Glamour Metallic Pumps from [Detour], I do love a pointy toed pump! I also pulled in one of my Celestial Studios Hobo Bags, this one in Patent Cherry was a group gift back around Valentines, but I do believe you can pick one up at the shop too. To compliment the rocker look, I have this great Micci Set on from /artilleri/, I really love it, the tiny microphone Necklace and Earrings are so sweet, and I marvel at how Antie managed to get them so small and texture them so well. I pulled on this great chunky Mod Love Ring from Kandy Kitty, and stacks of Black Jelly Bracelets from Overdose/Punk by Proxy.

Look Of The Day [July 26/08] 2

Hair is another great style from *booN, the UZU22 in Black is really a nice funky little casual style, I think it works really well here. Another great [RockBerry] Skin, and I can't stress enough that you must go and try them. They may not work on everyone's shape, but for only $800LaLas, you get six skins/make-ups and that is a real steal, these skins are simply fabulous and growing on me more everyday. Lashes are from Cake, the Separated Lashes really give some oomph to the eyes, especially since I am not wearing any!

Shopping Details:
Dress – EMERY, Bowie Dress
Pants – Fashionably Dead (fd), Shiny Shiny Magic Pants
Shoes – [Detour], Glamour Metallic Pumps (Red)
Bag – Celestial Studios, Hobo Bag (Patent Cherry)
Necklace, Earrings - /artilleri/, Micci Set
Bracelets – [Od], Jelly Bracelets (Black)
Ring – KaNdy Kitty, Mod Love Ring
Hair - *booN, UZU22 Hair – J&Black Pack (Black, Big)
Skin – [RockBerry] Stage 4 D Light, DK Brows
Lashes – Cake, Separated Lashes
Eyes – System/Not Worn [Because I Was Too Tired To Notice]

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pretty Pastels And Petals

Look Of The Day [July 23/08] 3

Whenever I stop by [MG Fashion] to see what's new, I have one huge problem. I am spoiled for choice. OK, maybe not a huge problem, but Maria Gherardi always offers us so many colour variations, that it makes it very hard to choose just one. This sweet Light Purple Gigi Tank Top is no exception, coming in about a dozen soft pretty shades. It is really nicely hand-painted, the shading is well done, just a lovely little summer top. When my sister Anessa sent me a teleport to *Beauty Avatar* the first time, I zeroed in on this soft green pair of PINGU-18 Jeans. I always gravitate to green, but this colour in particular is really soft and fresh. Similar to [MG Fashion], *Beauty Avatar* offers these sweet slacks in a dozen or more awesome colours. I love to be spoiled for choice!

At the recent Footwear Expo, I snapped up this sweet pair of Athena Sandals in Green from *HUB*. A nice low heeled summer sandal with a really interesting crisscrossed strap. I went with a white bag to work with the white in the system belt on the jeans, The Blossom Bag from Paper Couture is a fresh and feminine bag. I have had this amazing Petal Meg Hydrangea Petal Necklace for almost a year, and I love wearing it. Fuscia Jewell brings her real-world flower petal creations in-world, and they are unlike anything else I have seen. They have that missing organic piece that we all long for in second life. This Cosmetic Chain Bracelet is from ::MEZZO::, and after seeing it on the feed last week, I went off in search of it. It is an adorable charm bracelet with little cosmetics, mirrors, and make-up bags dangling from the chain. It comes in several metal options and sizes for both wrists in one box for practically peanuts in the LaLa department. I have to warn you though, ::MEZZO:: is a jewelry lovers dream, so much great stuff to grab up, I assure you you will see the half a dozen items I bought on my trip very soon.

Look Of The Day [July 23/08] 4

This hair is the edgy but sweet Again from Magika Hair. I love that it looks like a rough shag from the front, yet has the long braid in the back too. The skin is [RockBerry] Stage 4 with Dark Brows, I am seriously crushing on these skins. Love Lashes are from [Detour], Hazel Eyes from (Miriel). A pretty and feminine look with little bit of edge.

Shopping Details:
Top – [MG Fashion], Gigi Tank Top (Light Purple, 1)
Jeans - *Beauty Avatar*, PINGU-18 Pants
Shoes - *HUB*, Athena Sandals (Green)
Purse – Paper Couture, P.C., The Blossom Bag (Blanche)
Necklace – Petal Meg, Jade Hydrangea Pendant Necklace
Bracelet - ::MEZZO::, [M] Cosmetics Chain Bracelet *SILVER**L Forearm
Hair – Magika Hair, Again (White)
Skin – [RockBerry], Stage 4 Light F – DK Brows
Lashes – [Detour], Love Lashes
Eyes – (Miriel), Hazel Eyes - Big

Monday, July 28, 2008

Unique Belle

Look Of The Day [July 23/08] 1

While I am up to my ankles in Retrology Anniversary Event related blogging and work, I didn't want to let things slide on my own blog. I have loved this dress from *Alchemy* since the moment I set eyes on it. Constanza Volare has a talent for making lovely dresses, and this Unique Dress truly lives up to it's name. I love the Zebra print top, and the bright Green sash at the waist, very on trend yet this dress has a real retro feel to it. My favorite part of all is the delicate dotted lace at the hem of the full tulle like skirt. Really a fun flirty little frock, and it comes in several sash colour variations.

I was thrilled to be able to finally find a reason to wear my new Belle Shoes from (Shiny Things). I picked up this yummy Acid pair at the Footwear Expo last week, and love the granny apple green colour so much. The purse was a no brainer for this look, pulling in another great bag from Paper Couture, the Le Sac in Zebra print is the perfect compliment to the dress. I went for some chunky jewelry here, and decided to go with a matched set from Zaara Indian Couture. The Kaya Onyx Set, which I bought in Fatpack,comes with Gold and Silver versions of Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelets. I rarely wear an entire set of Jewelry as is, but this set is really nice together, and I love that it had an almost "Wilma Flintstone" feel with this big bauble necklace next to the animal print. Gimcrack Diamond Ring is from Caroline's.

Look Of The Day [July 23/08] 2

From the moment I popped this awesome wig on my head, I have received dozens of inquiries as to where I got it. I saw it on the feeds a few times, and finally decided to head over to *booN this week to get a look for myself. I ended up with four styles, but this UPP18 is by far my fave of the bunch. I did mod the front a bit, tacking on two extra bang pieces just for my own preference, but it looked fine as it was too. Skin is Canimal, the Essence of Poison is a favorite, I really love the shading on the cheeks that give it such a unique look. Miriel's Big Hazel Eyes complete the look, as I forgot to put on lashes. Together, it is a unique and beautiful look.

Shopping Details:
Dress - *Alchemy*, Unique Green
Shoes – (Shiny Things), Belles (Acid)
Bag – Paper Couture, P.C., Le Sac (Zebra)
Jewelry – Zaara Couture, Kaya Onyx *FATPACK* (Silver)
Ring – Caroline’s, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Hair - *booN, UPP18 Hair, J&Black Pack (Black)
Skin – Canimal, Essence (Grace) of… Poison
Eyes – (Miriel), Hazel Eyes - Big

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Retrology Anniversary Gift Event - ON NOW!

The Retrology Anniversary Week Celebrations Kick Off Today!
A Week Of Fabulous Events Culminating in a Full Day’s Celebration on Sunday, August 3rd/08!
Starting Today, Retrology Vendors Are Celebrating With FREE GIFTS FOR YOU!

STOP BY NOW & PICK UP GIFTS FROM:
Big Booty Big Money, Kitsch*en*Couture, Kid Asia, **Trixi Stix**, *PERSONA*, Hang The DJ!, Hairapy, ::Split Pea::, *Alchemy*, ~~Ivalde~~, *Thimbles*, Total Betty, Killing Moon Records, SIN, TART Gallery, Old Gravy, ..Marlys.. & More!

For Full Pictures of Gift Items & Details, See The Retrology Blog!

Retrology Main Teleport: slurl.com/secondlife/Retrology/130/201/40
Look In The Vendors' Shops For The Gift Boxes, Tons of Fabulous Freebies!
Come Out & Celebrate!

~ Ketsy

Saturday, July 26, 2008

JUST 8 HOURS LEFT TO ENTER...

RETROLOGY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PHOTO CONTEST!

At the risk of being redundant with the Retrology Blog, Some people read me directly (I have heard rumors of this).*lol* Just wanted to remind people that now is this time to snap & submit!

Retrology 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Photo Contest

THERE ARE 3 CATEGORIES FOR ENTRIES!

1. PLACES - SHOW US THE SCENES ON RETROLOGY IN A NEW LIGHT!
2. PEOPLE - PORTRAITS, GROUP SHOTS, INCLUDES FULL BODY OR CLOSE UP SHOTS.
3. FASHION - YES FASHIONISTAS, SHOW US YOUR LOOKS COMPOSSED WITH ITEMS FROM THE RETROLOGY VENDORS, CAN USE ITEMS SOLD IN MAINSTORES OR ON THE SIM, ALL ITEMS DO NOT HAVE TO BE FROM RETROLOGY, BUT THE RETROLOGY ITEMS SHOULD BE THE FOCUS OF THE SHOTS. PLEASE INCLUDE SHOPPING CREDITS IF ENTERING THIS CATEGORY.

If you haven't already visited Retrology and started snapping, now is the time! Just 8 HOURS Left for submissions. Please see the Retrology Photo Contest Flickr Group Information for full details or Previous Posts on the Retrology Blog for details about the SIM & Contest. Deadlines WILL NOT be extended!

There will be a total of 10 Prizes awarded. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the Categories (receiving amounts of $ 3000 L, $ 2000 L, and $ 1000 L respectively) and an overall Grand Prize Photo that Will Receive $ 10,000L! In additon we will be releasing details of additional gifts and prizes from our amazing Retrology Vendors!

TELEPORT IN HERE:http://slurl.com/secondlife/Retrology/128/128/40/
SUBMIT HERE: http://www.flickr.com/groups/retrology/
READ MORE HERE: http://retrologysim.blogspot.com/

Remember - 10 Max Submissions Per Avatar/Flickr Account.
You Can Remove & Submit Up Until Midnight SLT On Saturday, July 26th/08.

Please Contact Me Via Flickr Mail or in World With Any Concerns or Questions. I can grant temporary build permissions if needed, or move voting boxes, etc. from your sight line. Most of All, Have FUN!

~ Jhuzen Ketsugo

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner!



Look Of The Day  [July 24/08] 1

OK, I will admit it if you will admit it, we all love Dirty Dancing. How many times have we watched Baby carry a watermelon, Penny cry in hotel kitchen, the creepy nephew of the hotel owner try to get his hands on Baby, or Johnny and Baby practicing the lift in the lake. And yes, we all get chills when Johnny walks up to the table and says, "Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner!". And then... They do the Lift! This new ~~Ivalde~~ Hulda Outfit in Red reminds me of one of the outfits that Baby wore in the movie The cute little shorts with the flower applique on the pockets, the peasant like tunic that flows around the body, very summer in the Poconos circa 1958. Neferia Abel uses sculptie parts so well, and this outfit is no exception. It comes in several sweet colour combinations, but I loved this version with the red shorts particularly.

I was sent a review pack of Jewelry from Bliensen + MaiTail, and it included this absolutely brilliant Skulls ‘n Flowers Necklace and Bracelet Set. I love when Jewelry look sweet and girly from far away, but when you look close it has a little something much more sinister going on, the combination of pearls and flowers, and the tiny skulls just works. Can't wait to show you more of the Bliensen + MaiTail collection. I pulled on one of the ~*Fresh Baked Goods*~ Sculpted Sugar Gem Bangles in Silver on the other arm, and set the gem colour to Ruby. The shoes are a sweet pair of Periquita SueShoo Sandals in White that I picked up at the Footwear Expo this week, really cute and I love the sexy heel. Also wearing the Drifting Sands Tunnel Multi Set Earrings, really a great mixed set of piercings. Gimcrack Ring by Caroline's.

Look Of The Day  [July 24/08] 2

This hair is NEW TO ME *Shop Seu* Pompadour Hair, really so realistic looking with it loose wave pony tail and the lifted back-combed section on top. But what really makes it amazing is that it is textured to look like pulled back strands on either side of the face and just a hint of parted hair on either side of the lifted section. Really looks so real, and required only a little position adjustment. Skin is Canimal's Essence of Pinup Make-up. Lashes are Cake's Bedroom Lashes, and Eyes are favorites from Miriel.

Shopping Details:
Outfit - ~~Ivalde~~, Hulda Red Set
Shoes - .:Periquita, SueShoo Sandals White:.
Necklace, Bracelet (L) – Bliensen + MaiTail, Skulls ‘n Flowers Jewelry
Bracelet (R) - ~*FBG*~, Sculpted Sugar Silver Gem Bangle (Gems to Ruby)
Earrings – Drifting Sands, Tunnel Multi Set Ear Piercing
Ring – Caroline’s, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Hair - *Shop Seu*, --Pompadour Hair [Black]—
Skin – Canimal, Essence (Grace)… of Pinup
Lashes – Cake, Bedroom Lashes
Eyes – (Miriel), Hazel Eyes - Big

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Oh Gee! Skins & Newness & Freebies!

Just a quickie tonight with news of NEWNESS and some great FREEBIES at Old Gravy!

I ran into Candi Honey tonight, who let me know she has put out more of the fabulous Old Gravy we all know and love. A lot of the great hair styles that you have all been missing are now available again, as well as some great new fashions. Candi also let me know she had put out some new skins tonight too! There are 4 Make-ups in the one tan skin tone I am wearing, an Eloh Eliot Mod, but seriously wearable and a great deal for newer members in-world at only $75LaLas Each. No news yet of other make-ups or skin tones, but there are some other premium skins up in the shop now in a few lighter tones as well.

-OG- Skins - Oh Gee! [July 24/08]

Skins:
1. -OG- Asphalt
2. -OG- Beaten
3. -OG- Lime Shimmer
4. -OG- Raccoon Eyes


-OG- Group Gift - Oh Gee! [July 24/08]

In Addition to these cute skins, Candi released a sweet dress to the Old Gravy Update Group tonight. The .:Cavity:. Choke Her Dress is a sweet and funky bare shoulder mini-dress with an interesting choker like collar. It is only going to be available while the notice is in archives, so make sure you get it while you can. Also, I stopped into the Old Gravy Shop tonight and noticed a box full of freebies just inside the entrance, so make sure you stop by and pick them up while you can!

Shopping Details:
Bikini - /artilleri/, Bikini Baluba – Pepita Bikini
Dress – Old Gravy, .:Cavity:. Choke Her Dress by Candi Honey [Update Group Gift]
Shoes - *MK Fashion*, Super Sneaks Platform Hi-Hi-Tops v.1.1b [Scripted]
Ring – Caroline’s. Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Hair – Old Gravy, Trash (BlackRed)
Lashes – Cake, Bedroom Lashes
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)

Some Bunny To Love...

Tiny Bunny [July 22/08] 1

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I have ever seen a Tiny Avatar appear on the Fashion Planet Feed, at least not since I have been aware of it. I have seen fairies, elves, animal-morphs, Nekos, and all sorts of interesting costumes, but the Tiny Community seems incredibly absent. Maybe it's because they are not terrible fashionable, I have to admit this is the only time I alter my shape, and the shape under the avatar is frankly disturbing. But the skill and talent involved in making these darling little creatures is worth a mention.

Tiny Bunny [July 22/08] 2

We recently had a "Tiny Wonders" Event at PIN UPS, and out came the little folk. We have a Tiny Dance Ball for these events and for any wee folk that visit, and it is essential (not pretty using a regular dance ball with a crunched skinny shape). I love this sweet Tiny Brown Bunny AV by Wynx Whiplash, that is available in world in a number of Wynx's Whimsical Wonders locations, as well as OnRez. It is just darling, and so well textured. I particularly love the eyes, they are just so large and glassy, and really make you get all mushy. The large head and eyes evoke the same sort of protective instinct we all have for infants and puppies, kittens, and other baby animals.

Tiny Bunny [July 22/08] 3

Although the idea of accessorizing a bunny makes me kind of uncomfortable, I do think that the number of people making tiny fashions do it with love, and care, and really do so well considering it is entirely prim based clothing. Etheria Parrott of Tiny Inc does a fantastic job in this respect, as with this Foxglove Thora Tiny Outfit. The outfit comes with the dress, little flexi bows for the ears, and the shoes. Just pure fun, and there is so much to be had in Tiny Clothing, it is almost shocking to think there is a whole world most of us are largely unaware of. This includes tiny homes, furniture, poses and dances, and accessories. If you want to have a good laugh with friends one night, pick up a Tiny Avatar and head to one of the Shire Sims to explore, I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Shopping Details:
Tiny Bunny AV, Brown Bunny by Wynx Whiplash
Flora Tiny Outfit (Foxglove) by Tiny Inc (Etheria Parrott)

SUCH A POSER!

I have been a bad blogger, bad! I have been blogging for months on end and have yet to credit the talented individuals that make the poses I use day after day. This has not been intentional, but rather the result of the fact that I own over 750 poses in my stand from pretty much everyone in the Pose Business. I love them all for different reasons, but when doing shots for my blog, I rarely keep track of who makes each pose as I flip through looking for ones that show off the outfit I am wearing to it's best advantage. Soon I will be compiling a photo montage including my favorite pose from each of the creators I have discovered so far, but until then I will give you a credit list of all the poses I use.

(TRISQUEL)
**KoumB**
*AnnaH*
*DOUBLE YOU*
*GV* Grapevine*Luth*
*TorridWear*
*V* Vain Inc.
-AnaLu-
-Hiccup
[hiko's SHOP] HAPPY DISPATCH
::SC Sugar Cube
[]::TULI::[]
[ANIMAH]
[LAP] Long Awkward Pose
Old Gravy
***:::ANA_Mations:::
*YN* Flowing Moon
Maitreya
Decollage
*MUISM* Pose Shop
LOTTA
THE OPPOSITION
JetDoll
***Rock Candy***
Striking Poses
Tsubura
*Twosome
Orchidee Poses
~Peche~
{Dilemma}- NO SLURL FOUND

I use Tillie Ariantho's Posing Stand, it holds all my poses, is copy so I have a travel version too, 1 Prim, and a super easy HUD makes is all a breeze. It really is worth every LaLa. As for my studio, it consistes of 3 Single Flat Prim Walls and a Floor, set to full bright that I tint to work with whatever I am wearing. I also made a big lightsource orb that is a few meters in front of the box. I adjust the sun settings to get the best lighting. That's it, super cheap, but it works for me.

If you make poses and I haven't discovered you yet, please feel free to send me a Landmark, as I am a total Pose Addict! Thanks to all those who toil away to help us Bloggers, Models, Photographers, and AO Users looking so damn fine!

~ Jhuzen Ketsugo

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sweet AnnaH Elizabeth

Look Of The Day [July 22/08] 1

Yesterday, Annah Whitfield of *AnnaH* dropped a few of her latest releases on me. I was getting myself sorted for the day, so I decided to pop into the Elizabeth Dress. (Putting my outfits together takes at least 20 minutes most days... how sad am I?) I am so glad I did, it is a seriously sweet babydoll dress, I love that it is a little Black dress and then some, with the hint of a red crinoline underneath, and an adorable rose applique on the bodice, which looks like layers of satin and tulle all swirled together. Annah's latest releases are brilliantly retro, crackling with classic lines and old Hollywood glamour, but I decided to show you why you can take any piece from the collection and make it modern, it is all a matter of how you build the look.

On Monday, I swung by iTUTU before the freebies disappeared, and snagged this men's hairstyle from Find Ash. I wasn't sure how it would look, but I love a choppy shag cut, and short is so sexy with a girly dress, I decided to give it a test run. I loved it, and today found that the freebie is indeed still available in the Find Ash main store, go grab it! I was already wearing this Infrared Skin from Celestial Studios Charmed Line, and decided to leave it on because I loved the way the red shadow on the eyes looks peeking out from the deep black shaggy bangs. This make-up sets of the amazing Hazel Eyes from Miriel so well, and I went with a sweet pair of lashes from Celestial Studios too.

Look Of The Day [July 22/08] 2

Accessories came fast and furious for me with this look, because I always wear a necklace with a strapless dress. This -EARTHTONES- Conessa Scarlet and Black Lustre de Fleurs set is lovely, and I really like the size of the pendant. I choose to wear different bracelets, with the *UnTone* Black Heart Bracelet on the right wrist, and one of the [Woo's] Flower Luvvins Bracelet. I was able to find a current location for [Woo's], but I am not sure if this set is available there as it was a gift from the Calla Anniversary Celebrations. These sweet shoes from =DeLa*=, Mike Love Heart Pumps are from one of the recent Expos, but I can't recall if it was a RFL Event or the Footwear Expo which is still in full swing. I love the line of tiny black hearts dotted over the strap, they are a perfect match for this dress. The Wrist Chain Clutch in Red is a treasure from *Muism*, I seriously love their handbags. A sweet pulled together look made easy with a great little black dress from *AnnaH*.

Shopping Details:
Dress - *AnnaH*, Elizabeth (Black)
Shoes - =DeLa*=, Pumps “Mika Love Heart”
Bag - *Muism*, Clutch Wrist Chaine (Red)
Necklace & Earrings - -EARTHTONES-, Conessa Lustre de Fleurs (Scarlet/Black)
Bracelet - *UnTone*, Black Heart Bracelet (R)
Bangles - [Woo’s!], Flower Luvvins Bangles (L) [Calla Anniversary Gift, N/A]
Hair – “FA” Find Ash, Normal Hair (for iTUTU)/3 colors set] (Neo Black) [Freebie]
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Ton3 20, Infrared)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 13)
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Who's A Rockstar?

Look Of The Day [July 19/08] 1

There are a very few places on the grid that put great separates together to give you one brilliant look that you want to wear as is. I buy a lot of combo looks, but usually pull them apart and mix them up, or I buy things separately and put my own spin on them. The one place that always seems to hit the mark for me is amerie's Naughty. I hadn't been in ages, and decided to check it out last week on a whim. I am so glad I did! This amazing Plastic Punker outfit is precisely the sort of look I find irresistible. It is funky, unique, and so cool. I love the jacket, it is simple amazing, with the feathered fur looking sleeves and tail, and the open front. It could work with a number of other looks too, but I liked the stripped tank that came with it, and it is really interesting with the red smeared hand print looking tattoo. The plaid shorts are punky and I love the laced detail on the one side. amerie's Naughty always combines system layers and prim work so well. The outfit came with a leg warmer too, but I opted not to wear them, simply because I prefer fishnets with a rocker look. These are some of the great Over The Knee Fishnets from Celestial Studios Lulu line. The Grays pack comes with three pair, including the Black I am wearing. Lulu is a great place to go if you are looking for coloured items, since the store is arranged by colour family and the socks all come in three packs of fabulous.

I wanted to pile on some chunky showy accessories, and pulled in this [Armidi Gisaci] Niama Necklace is this blackened Gunmetal tone. I love these (CREAMSHOP) Skull Rhinestone Earrings, they are a little bit Rock N' Roll a little bit pirate, and a lot a bit cute. I am also wearing the KaNdy Kitty Mod Love Ring, which is super sweet and really huge. I am always on the look for great big right handed rings, so if anyone has any hot shop tips, hit me up. The boots are the hunky Chunky Ribbon Boots from (Shiny Things), a great investment with the Colour Change Ribbons that you can tint with the click of a mouse on the Hud, there are dozens of colour choices, and you can tint each boot separately if you wish.

Look Of The Day [July 19/08] 2

The Dare wig was one I picked up a few releases back from Diversity Hair, it's a great combinations of height, curls, and really worked well with this Rockstar look I have going. Skin is another great one from [RockBerry], I am loving these Stage 4 Skins, I can't believe how great they are priced. Worth a look for sure, I mean, where else can you get 6 make-ups for $800LaLas! The [RockBerry] Skins are also available OnRez. Lases are the schmexy Flamenco Trash Purple Essence Lashes from Canimal, Eyes are from Miriel.

Shopping Details:
Outfit - *aN* amerie’s Naughty, Plastic Punker (Jacket, Shirt/Tattoo, Shorts)
Socks – (CS) Lulu Socks, OTK – Fishnets-Grays (Black)
Boots – (Shiny Things), Chunky Ribbon Boots (Black)
Necklace – [Armidi Gisaci], Niama Necklace – Gunmetal
Earrings – (CREAMSHOP), Skull Rhinestone Earring Set
Ring – KaNdy Kitty, Mod Love Ring
Hair – Diversity Hair, Dare (Black)
Skin - [RockBerry], Stage 4 Face D Light
Lashes – Canimal, Essence Lashes (Flamenco Trash, Purple)
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Money Shot

Weeks ago, while skimming the feed I noticed that Evelyn Edelman of Big Booty Big Money (BBBM) was closing her shop on Envy and headed for parts unknown. At the time I was busily planning the Sidewalk Sale on Retrology, knowing that soon after that I was going to be moving my own attempt at fashion (Hang The DJ!) into the Obscure Finds Flea Market on the next block. I just didn't have the time to produce anything, and my skills are lacking. It occurred to me then that I didn't want BBBM disappearing the way so many of my other favorites had. Evelyn has a talent for incredible Party Dresses and Innovative Designs, and her talent for colour combinations is outstanding. Many of her styles have a Retro Flair. I sent Evelyn a note card, letting her know I was giving up my shop, and if she was considering opening up again, I would be overjoyed to have her put up a shingle on Retrology.

When Evelyn responded, I was seriously surprised and overjoyed. She told me she was working on revamping her signs and vendors, and would be a little while, but that she was interested. This week, Evelyn (in a Sheriff's Costume & Handlebar Mustache) Swaggered on into the Shop and started to set-up. Her first items on the rack was the *NEW* amazing The Epilogue Dress, in 7 unique and lovely versions. I am particularly smitten with the Plumeggs version. Here they are, they sell for $195LaLas and include a custom pose in the folder too, but if you act fast, you can snag the Grass version by Joining the Big Booty, Big Money Wants You! Group in-world. But hurry, it will only be available while the notice is in the history. Tonight I noticed that Evelyn has placed another amazing dress on the racks, but that one you are going to have to go see for yourself. Big Booty and/or Big Money not required!

The Money Shot [July 20/08] 1&2
Plumeggs & Wheatie

The Money Shot [July 20/08] 3&4
Metal & Funeral

The Money Shot [July 20/08] 5&6
Candy & Awning

The Money Shot [July 20/08] 7&8
Aught & Grass [Group Gift]

Visit Big Booty Big Money on Retrology NOW!

Also Worn:
Shoes – Stiletto Moody, Silver Stud Sides Pump (All Colors)
Necklace – OPIUM Everyday, Beaded Necklace Set (Tintable)
Hair – Philotic Energy, Lysa (White)
Skin - *QS* Skins, Milk Skin, Disco 003
Lashes – [Detour], Klee Dot Lashes
Eyes – **[Riddle]**, Realistic Brights (Brown)

Off The Shoulder, Off The Cuff

Look Of The Day [July 18/08] 1

Last time I seriously shopped :Bijou:, I wandered around a bit and came upon a shop called Mirrors* next door, and of course Mirai Hair. The whole sim is really a unique shopping experience, and seems to be very different from what is going on trend-wise on the rest of the grid. The Hair is bigger and more street, the fashion fierce and playful, and the colours bright. When I saw this Off The Shoulder Top from Mirrors*, I went right for the Green, as I usually do. I really liked the casual look of this top/mini-dress and especially the sexy exposed back with the system gold chain across it. I loved that it came with the looped belt, and that there were several versions of the top (with or without the black trim) in the pack. The thing that really is adorable about it, is the saying across the front, which is something along the lines of "All Men Are Brothers Like The Seas Throughout the World, So Why Do Winds And Waves Clash so Fiercely Everywhere?". Not sure I get it, but it interesting anyways.

I decided to pull in some adorable Dotted Leggings from Surf Couture by Emma Gilmour, just a fun staple to have, and I like that it is in the same colour family, but not an exact match. It gave me a reason to pull in these awesome ETD Starley Pumps in Funky Teal, I love that these shoes are a great casual pump with some glitz, they just work. I went with some gold accessories to match the golden belt that came with the top, and opted for this great .+*aya V.*+. Gold Bracelet, which I edited by selecting linked parts, and simply tinted the white part of the one large bangle to teal. I also pulled in this amazing sculptie necklace from ::69::, this chunky Luv Necklace in Gold really has a cool street diva feel to it. Also wearing my Caroline's Jewelry Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring.

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This hair has been with me for some time, I think I may have picked it up in a fatpack for next to nothing at the opening of the Starlust Hotel, I love my Hiccup Poses, but this Electric Feel Hair with Hat is really cool and relaxed. I really like the texture in the hat. The skin is another great one from the new [RockBerry] Stage 4 line, I am really liking these skins, and although this is the lightest skin tone (I usually go for a much paler look) I like the look enough to wear it darker then I might usually. Love Lashes are [Detour], and eyes are my favorite Gem like Miriel Big Hazel Eyes.

Shopping Details:
Top – Mirrors*+, Off Shoul*TankGreen with Belt
Leggings – [SC] Surf Couture, Dotted Leggings (Aqua)
Shoes – ETD Shoes, Starley Pumps (Funky Teal)
Bracelet - .+*aya V.*+., Gold Bracelet (One Band Tinted Teal)
Necklace - :::69:::, Luv Necklace (Gold)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Hair – Hiccup, Electric Feel (Black)
Skin – [RockBerry], Stage 4 Face A Light
Lashes – [Detour], Love Lashes
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big

Saturday, July 19, 2008

M*A*ii*K*I My Day!

Look Of The Day [July 15/08] 1

When news came of a collaboration between Maitreya creator Onyx LeShelle and DUTCH TOUCH creator Iki Ikarus, most fasionistas were practically foaming at the mouth to get a look, and with good reason. Two incredibly talented content creators producing a line together is the stuff pixelated dreams are made of. When the M*A*ii*K*I line was released, it did not disappoint, but the feeds were flooded with it's brilliance, so I decided to wait to wear my favorite piece. This amazing Strapless Outfit in Patent Green sucked me in as if it were a vacuum, all I saw was mu favorite colour, and I had to have it. What makes it so brilliant is not simply the style, but the execution, the layers are used brilliantly, the skirt comes in a sculpted prim version (I am wearing) and a system layer too. The system skirt glitch still plagues me, so I was thrilled. It is really well made, and it fits the form beautifully, I didn't even have to wear my skirt shape to fit it, and no worrisome breaks when walking. The leggings, also included, use undies or pants layer, and then part of the sock layer to make them deliciously long, and the prim crinkles around the ankle are really a nice detail. Best of all, this perfect sculpted belt in this great Lime Green colour, but the set also includes a Black version. It also comes with a Collar (not worn) and can be worn so many different ways. Worth every LaLa in terms of wear-ability and options. Definitely check out the rest of the great offerings from M*A*ii*K*I, and you will be just as floored by the creative power of this dynamic duo.

I went with simple accessories here, a pair of Gem Jelly Donut Bangles from ~*Fresh Baked Goods*~ that I script touched to match with Peridot Stones and a Black Base. A nicely textured sculpted Velour Clutch from Muism works well here, and a chunky set of Bubblegum Pearls from Decollage that are tinted to match the belt balances out the look a bit. I pulled on a pair of Tesla's Leather Stiletto Vixens in a Classic Green colour. I am also sporting my engagement ring, the Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring from Caroline's Jewelry, which I love to wear, especially since tomorrow marks 17 months with my partner Draco.

Look Of The Day [July 15/08] 2

*TRUTH* released some new hair this week, and this Phoenix style was a have to have for me, it is really cute, and has a scripted bow with several colour options, in this case I could not have hand tinted a more perfect green for this look. The skin is my all-time ME skin, from Celestial Studios Charmed Line, it is called Earth 4, and I love the green shadow and the neutral lip. Separated Lashes are from Cake, and Big Hazel Eyes are from Miriel.

Shopping Details:
Outfit – M*A*ii*K*I, Strapless: Patent Green (Dress, Belt, Leggings)
Shoes – Tesla, Vixen_II Classic *Green* Stiletto
Bag - Muism, Clutch_Balck Velour (R Hand)
Necklace – Decollage, Bublegums Pearls, Tintable (Tinted Acid Green)
Bracelets - ~*Fresh Baked Goods*~, Gem Jelly Donut Bangle Set (Silver)
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Hair – *TRUTH*, Phoenix [Noir] (Black)
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Earth 4)
Lashes – Cake, Separated Lashes
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)

le salon by Moire Georgette - Let The Hunt Begin!

True to her promise, Moire Georgette sorted out the nasty broken scripts and the le salon Grand Opening and Treasure Hunt is on! Starting now, and going on through till Sunday, July 27th/08, you can visit le salon to see all the new releases. She has released her Dulce Skins in 12 Make-ups and 4 Skin Tones, and her Hair Line with 12 new styles in 30 amazing new colours/textures.

But best of all, Moire is having a special Treasure Hunt for Three Exclusive Make-ups and Three Hair Styles in Exclusive Colours. But the best part, all of the skin tones are in the hunt, and each make-up come in two skin-tones. That's 9 Wigs and 6 Skins available for the Treasure Hunters! Here are the fabulous Skins and Wigs you can find in the hunt, which is a bit of a challenge, with 6 different shaped containers, all representing beauty products, hidden in and around the store. Get Hunting HERE!

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Skins:
1. Le Salon – Dulce Skin – Promo Sunny (Cake)
2. Le Salon – Dulce Skin – Promo Sunny (Caramel)
3. Le Salon – Dulce Skin – Promo Icing (Custard)
4. Le Salon – Dulce Skin – Promo Icing (Cream)
5. Le Salon – Dulce Skin – Promo Wine (Cake)
6. Le Salon – Dulce Skin – Promo Wine (Custard)

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Hair:
1. Le Salon – Victoria – Promo Brown
2. Le Salon – Victoria – Promo Blonde
3. Le Salon – Victoria – Promo Red
4. Le Salon – Marjorie – Promo Brown
5. Le Salon – Marjorie – Promo Blonde
6. Le Salon – Marjorie – Promo Red
7. Le Salon – Dorothy – Promo Brown
8. Le Salon – Dorothy – Promo Blonde
9. Le Salon – Dorothy – Promo Red

le salon Opening Gift Hunt Items

These are the Adorable Containers you are hunting for, Good Luck! (They Look So Cute, I want to leave them on my Bathroom Sink!) Congratulations Moire on your Grand Opening of le salon and a Big Thanks for your Generosity from all of the Hunters!

Also Worn -
Eyes - Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)
Lashes - Cake, Separated Lashes
Ring - Caroline's Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring

Rockin' The Zebra

Look Of The Day [July 16/08] 1

Today, Neferia Abel is Celebrating Her Birthday, and when Nef celebrates, she usually does it with a Sale. Today is no exception, Nef has reduced one each Release down by 50%, I don't know which particular colours, but I do know it is time to shop! On my last trip to the fabulous new ~~Ivalde~~ Store, I picked up this great Ingridr Dress in Zebra. I love the way Nef is using sculpties for her poofy dresses, they are really adorable, and in this case sexy too. This has to be one of my favorite party dresses from ~~Ivalde~~, and I love the Zebra print, makes it all the more wild, but it also comes in 4 solid colours too. The one shoulder dress is really on trend right now. Nef also released a line of system belts last week, and I decided to wear one with this dress to add a little more pizazz. The ~~Ivalde~~ Efoy Belt in Gold is a nice touch of glitz, and it comes in a four pack of colours, so you have tons of options. Make sure you hit ~~Ivalde~~ before the Birthday Sale ends in less then 24 Hours!

I received a review pack of [RockBerry] Skins this week from Heather Beebe, she has sent them to me in the past, and although really nice, they just didn't look enough like me to wear. This Stage 4 Set really got me, I think they look great on me, and look like a cross between my two of my other favorites Celestial Studios and bianca F. What makes these skins really impressive is the price of $800LaLas. That is not the price for one skin, that is for a pack of 6 make-ups! Worth a look if you are a skin addict, or working on a budget. I really love the shape of these lips.

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I am thrilled to be wearing the new Maitreya Virtue Heels, currently only available at the Footwear Expo, they are so sexy in the Patent Black, I really hope Onyx LeShelle releases them in more colours after the expo, they are fantastic and such a sexy shape. With the puffy shoulder and the glitz belt, I decided to go easy on the rest of my accessories, choosing an organic pair of Carollin Dangle Earrings from -EARTHTONES-, and these great Texture Change Wooden Bracelets from /artilleri/ that were a treasure from the Retrology Mother's Day Rose Hunt, and I am not sure whether they are available in-store or not. Also wearing my Caroline's Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring.

This amazing wild hair is from Mirai, who really does big funky hair best, this .+*Jule*+. style is really wild, and a nice compliment to the animal print dress. Lashes are Celestial Studios Prim Lashes Club 10, and eyes are Miriel's Big Hazel Eyes.

Shopping Details:
Dress - ~~Ivalde~~, Ingridr Dress (Zebra)
Belt - ~~Ivalde~~, Efoy Belt Collection 1 (Gold)
Shoes – Maitreya, Virtue (Patent Black) [Footwear Expo]
Earrings - -EARTHTONES-, Carollin Earrings (Gold/Black)
Bracelets - /artilleri/, Wooden Bracelets (Texture Change) [Retrology Rose Hunt]
Ring – Caroline’s Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Hair – Mirai, .+*Jule*+. (Black)
Skin – [RockBerry] Skins, Stage 4 Face B (Light)
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Classic 10)
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Update - le salon Opening & Gift Hunt Postponed

Today Moire Georgette was to release her new skin and hair line at the comme il faut Mainstore with a fun treasure hunt for Exclusive Gifts. Unfortunately, Moire's working Touch Scripts for the hunt and her vendors seem to have broken overnight, thank-you LL. Moire has been up most of the day & night struggling with this and trying to sort it out, so unfortunately the Treasure Hunt has been postponed.

Moire sent me copies of the Three Exclusive Skins and Three Hair Styles in Exclusive Colors. And as soon as the hunt is back on, I will show you exactly why they are more then worth the wait. Hope Moire is sleeping well, and the Hunt gets back on track soon.

Apologies to those who went looking for the Shop & Items today. I will keep you Updated.

~ Kets

Thursday, July 17, 2008

le salon by Moire Georgette - Exclusive Gift Hunt Tomorrow

Moire Georgette is releasing her new skin and hair line this Friday, July 18th/08, at the comme il faut Mainstore with a fun treasure hunt for Exclusive Gifts.

Le Salon will be holding a Treasure Hunt for Three Exclusive Skins and Three Hair Styles in Exclusive Colors. This Hunt may be slightly more challenging than most treasure hunts; Players will have to find and touch three items of each kind in order to receive their prizes. Items are shampoo bottles, hair dryers, perfume flasks and other beauty products matching the 'beauty salon' theme. Here are some pictures of the Skins and Hair you will find in the new le salon store, all clothing worn is also from Moire's comme il faut line. The actual hunt treasures are still TOP SECRET.

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Le Salon Items:
Hair - le salon, Anna May (True-Red)
Skin - le salon, Dulce Skin - Vamp3 (Custard)

The new Dulce (Spanish for "Sweet") Skin Line, took almost three months to development, until Moire felt the perfect look was achieved. It has some photo sourced elements, yet a distinctive hand drawn feel, characteristic of Moire's creations. Its most prominent feature are certainly the pouty, kissable lips, carefully drawn on the template to enhance the avatar face. The skin also has tintable eyebrows for a perfect match, and comes with a face light, prim eyelashes and a complimentary shape. Le Salon - Dulce comes in four skin tones, named Cream (a pale, rosy tone), Custard (natural Caucasian color), Cake (a sun kissed, healthy tan), and Caramel (a Latina inspired darker tan). Nine makeups are available for this release, with more coming soon. Ethnic skin tones are also in development.

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Le Salon Items:
Hair - le salon, Itty Betty (Carrot)
Skin - le salon, Dulce Skin - Vamp2 (Cream)

Le Salon is also releasing 11 new wigs on the 30 new realistic hair textures, with colors based on real hair samples. Styles vary from elegant up dos and seductive longs, to whimsical ponytails and luscious curls.

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Le Salon Items:
Hair - le salon, Esther (Charcoal)
Skin - le salon, Dulce Skin - Catherine (Cream)
*Hair - le salon, Augusta Hair (Dirty)

Make sure you don't miss this great opportunity to sample the le salon releases for yourself! If the gifts are anything like the samples I have show above, we are all in for a real treat.

Also Worn:
Lashes - [Detour], Love Lashes
Eyes - Miriel, Hazel Eyes (Big)
Ring - Caroline's Jewelry, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire Ring
Photo 1.
Suit - comme il faut, los 36 billares (Negro)
Necklace - -EARTHTONES-, Heirloom Locket (Multi/Black)
Photo 2.
Dress - comme il faut, Prelude (Proud)
Bracelet - Bonita's Jewelry, Black & Pearls Bracelet 4~#3
Photo 3.
Dress - comme il faut, Sonata (Forgotten)

Toga Party Done Sexy

Look Of The Day [July 14/2008] 1

Who doesn't love a Toga Party? Just the thought of one brings scenes from the classic National Lampoon's Animal House to mind, the crazy silly antics of John Belushi and company. I also remember my first Toga Party dance in high school, I was 16, stole a six-pack of my dads beer from the fridge, chugged 2 with some girlfriends, then upon leaving the dance managed to slam my friends toga sheet and her fingers in the car door. Ah, good times! I have had several Toga Party Events at PIN UPS, but I always wore the same clunky costume, cute but not in the least bit sexy. That was until Anessa dragged me to Cupcakes to pick up this adorable One Shoulder Mini Dress when Stiletto Moody was about to release her Gladiator Boots. Anessa & Graci (On Your Toes) got me into a pre-release pair for a photo for their blog, and the look was perfection. This may not specifically be a Toga, but it is close enough, and really a sweet little dress. It also comes in white, silver, and about half a dozen yummy soft pastel colours. I think it cost less then $100LaLas as most of the offerings from Cupcakes do, make sure you visit if you have never been.

What goes better with a Toga then Gladiator Boots, and any opportunity to wear these Stiletto Moody Gladiator Boots is one I am going to exploit. These are the All Colours version, with a touch for menu option and you can select any of the great combinations the boot is offered in. I love this Black with an almost copper/bronze lining. I decided to work with this Bronze colour in my accessories, pulling in *PERSONA*'s amazing Mighty Heart Collection Bracelets and Earrings. I love that there are so many bracelet options in the set, and the they all come for right or left hands, so you can mix them up a bit, here I am wearing the Mix Bangles on my left wrist, and the Bangles on my right. The Mighty Heart Earrings are really lovely too, I love the texturing on the puffed hearts. I am also wearing my Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire by Caroline's Jewelry.

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This Divine up-do from Laqroki is a lovely pile of loops and twists, and reminds me of the hair styles worn in the Russell Crowe Gladiator Movie. I did mod this to tack on a second set of bangs though, because of my higher forehead, but it was a fairly easy job to do. This skin is bianca F.'s Drama, which has a really chiseled almost porcelain look to it, very lovely. Separated Lashes are from Cake, and Big Hazel Eyes from Miriel.

Shopping Details:
Dress – Cupcakes, One Shoulder Mini Dress (Black)
Shoes – Stiletto Moody, Gladiator Boot (All Colours)
Jewelry - *PERSONA*, Mighty Heart Collection (Bronze)
Earrings, Bangles (R), Mix Bangles (L)
Ring – Caroline’s, Gimcrack Diamond Solitaire
Hair – Laqroki, Divine (Black, Moded Bangs)
Skin – bianca F., *bf* fata2-ivory-drama
Lashes – Cake, Separated Lashes
Eyes – Miriel, Hazel (Big)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Butterfly Fantasies

Look Of The Day [July 12/2008] 1

When Myllie Writer released her Odelia Dress this week, I put it down on my shopping list as one to get. I was thrilled when Myllie sent me all three versions of the *PERSONA* Odelia Dress this week, and as soon as I got it, I threw on this adorable Purples Butterflies Dress. I love a sweet summer dress, and this one is really special because of the delicate lace hem adorned with colourful butterflies. They seemed to flutter around me as I walked about the Footwear Expo this week, and I particularly love this purple version, but the orange and green are just as lovely. The crisscrossed straps on the back of the dress are another sweet detail.

I went light on the accessories, as I was mostly browsing the Expo, so I skipped heavy duty and went for simple and very wearable. Fresh Baked Goods are high up on the wearable list, here I chose to wear one each of the Sculpted Sugar Gem Bangles and the Gem Jelly Donut Bangles in Silver, they are simple to customize by click, and they really can be worn with almost anything. The giant Fantasy Amethist [sic] Ring was a gift from my sister Anessa, from the Bandit Jewelry Shop, and it has a great resizer script as well as (thank goodness) a bling on/off option. I pulled in a simple -EARTHTONES- Triple Layer Necklace, with scripted crystals you can customize to match your look, always a bonus. The shoes are the famous ChiChi Pumps in Black from Maitreya, a purchase I will never regret.

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I had been waiting for a sweet dress look to wear this adorable Girl Friend Style from BP*, and though it required some heavy tweaking to get the fit right on my huge melon, it was well worth it. The skin is a soft smoky Purple Sunset from Celestial Studios Charmed Line, really a lovely make-up. I went with a fluttery purple lash from Canimal, the Essence Lash in Purple Flamenco Trash is just another lovely dash of purple. The large almost Anime' Hazel Eyes are from Philotic Energy.

Shopping Details:
Dress - *PERSONA*, Odelia Dress, Butterflies (Purples)
Shoes – Maitreya, ChiChi Pumps (Black)
Ring – Bandit Jewelry Shop, WLB, Fantasy Amethist Ring
Necklace - -EARTHTONES-, Triple Layer Necklace (Black/Multi)
Bracelet - ~*FBG*~, Sculpted Sugar Silver Gem Bangle (R)
Bangle - ~*FBG*~, Gem Jelly Donut Bangle (Silver) (L)
Hair – BP*, Girl Friend Sep Black Med
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Purple – Sunset)
Lashes – Canimal, Essence… Lashes, Flamenco Trash (Purple)
Eyes – PE, Hazel Eyes

Vanilla Kitty + Honey Bears

Look Of The Day [July 11/2008] 1

Some times, I just wanna be cute. There is so much cuteness out there on the grid that it's an easy look to pull off, and dressing up with dashes of whimsy and kitsch has a certain appeal. This look started with this adorable Rainbow Cardigan from Honey + Kitty, I choose the Oreo Colour because of the Cupcake Design, and I really loved the black and white polka dots. It has prim sleeve parts, with a touch of lace, and two options for the colour of the trim. Really a sweet little sweater, and it does come in about half a dozen delightful colours, all with different designs on the front. I wanted to pair it with some cute and equally relaxed pants, and these =DeLa*= Stacy Capri Jeans with Rolled Prim Cuffs have a really worked in look, the coloured stains make it look like I was rolling down a grassy hill.

Accessories are just as fun, starting with this great Sassy Grandma Necklace from Ki-Squared. Really cute pastel colour beads, and the double strand is really sweet. I also pulled in this adorable Canimal Bear Hug Ring. It makes me laugh to look at it now because a friend of mine thought it was poop, so I call it my Pooh Bear ring. I am also wearing my Red Ruin Lip Ring, and decided to go with a bit more edgy kind of cute, adding my Canimal Henna II Tattoos. Somehow adding some edgier elements cuts the sweetness factor a bit so you don't go into sugar shock. Shoes are the ever fabulous Tesla Diva Heels in Black, and the handbag is from [ICoN], new to me and discovered on a shopping trip to the Juicy Boardwalk last week. The Snakeskin Bag comes in a three pack for different hold points, and it is available is half a dozen yummy colours.

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I have seen people wear this awesome Vanilla hair from Creamshop before, but never realized just how great it was. I comes in a pack with 4 options, a plain version, and then accessorized versions, including one with a tiny hat, but I choose the one with the Star Hairpin. I love this Celestial Studios Charmed Skin with the glittery Gold eyeshadow, and I particularly love wearing it with cute looks like this, the glitter is very girly. Bedroom Lashes are from Cake, and Mystical Doll Eyes are from Naughty Designs.

Shopping Details:
Sweater - *H+K*, (Oreo) Rainbow Cardigan (Sleeve01)
Jeans - =DeLa*=, Jeans “Stacy” Capri Blue 03
Shoes – Tesla, Diva Heels (Black)
Bag – [ICoN], MN Bag Set (SNK Pink) Clutch
Necklace - *Ki2*, Sassy Grandma
Lips Ring – Red Ruin, Lip Ring
Ring – Canimal, Novelty Rings (Bear Hug)
Tattoos – Canimal, Henna Pack II
Hair – (Creamshop), Vanilla Hair (Star Hairpin)
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Gold 1)
Lashes – Cake, Bedroom Lashes
Eyes – Naughty Designs, [ND] Lost. Doll Eyes (Mystical)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hang The DJ!

DJ Jhuzen Ketsugo

OK, so call me shocked as all heck, but somehow I was voted one of the Top 10 DJs in Vain Inc. Magazine's Contest. As an editor for Vain Inc., doing the Look of The Month, I actually didn't even tell anyone about the contest, because I just thought it was going to look wrong for me to even be part of it. But apparently, my friends, family, and regular listeners felt otherwise, and voted for me without my knowledge. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out I was one of the Top 10. I am incredibly flattered, mostly shocked, and really honoured to be in the company of the others in the Top 10, who are likely much better known then I am. In any case, Anessa offered to update my DJ Picture for me, since it was almost 8 months old, and I think she did a great job.

This outfit is composed of some of my very favorite things, this is exactly what I love to wear when I DJ a non-contest event, because this is how I dress in RL. casual, a little bit of funk, a lot of rock n' roll. I started with my absolute hands down favorite pair of Hell & Back Again Jeans from The Abyss. They are just a beat up and comfy pair, and go perfectly with a great T-Shirt, this one from Pushbutton Industries. The Old Fruit Tees come on all layers, which is one of my favorite things about *PBI*. I love a tucked in Tee, who needs to see tummy all the time? The shoes are some of the first sneakers I ever owner in-world, KK Outfitters makes some really great Lo-Top Kicks in a rainbow of colours, just as great for guys as for the ladies.

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The accessories are all rock chick too, starting with this great Pick & Bullet Necklace from Vogart, I love the guitar picks on it. The bag is from *i-Candy*, the Boom Box Bags come in a pack of 2 coloured ones, but last time I was there (last week) they had a black one for just $1LaLa. The Spiked Black Arm Bands from WRONG are great wardrobe staples for me, and I nabbed this great Mod Love Ring from KaNdy Kitty on my last trip to Dogtown. This LuLu Link Belt is also a longtime favorite from Celestial Studios.

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This Hair is another great style from Philotic Energy, I love shaggy cuts, and this Kalia one is really wicked. The skin is a new fave from QS Skins, and I am dying for new make-up releases, how great is this funky Disco 003 Skin? Love the Purple/Blue Lip and the Red shadow. The spider like Lashes are from Celestial Studios, the Club 1 Prim Lashes are really sexy and dramatic. Eyes are from BBBM, and I am waiting for news of their re-opening soon.

Shopping Details:
T-Shirt - *PBI*, Old Fruit Tees, Morning (Fresca)
Jeans - The Abyss, Hell & Back Again Denim (Light)
Shoes – KK Outfitters, Lo-Top Kool Kicks (Women’s Gray)
Bag - *i-Candy*, Boom Box Bag (Black Straps)
Necklace – Vogart, Chain Necklace (Pick & Bullet, Small)
Arm Bands – WRONG, Spike Band (Black)
Ring - (KaNdy Kitty), KK Mod Ring – Love Ring
Belt – Celestial Studios, (CS) Lulu Link Belt
Hair – Philotic Energy, Kalia (White)
Skin – [QS], Milk Skin, Disco 003
Lashes – Celestial Studios, Prim Lashes (Club 1)
Eyes – BBBM, Watery Eyes – Mud (Splatter)[No Current Location]

Monday, July 14, 2008

Warm As Yellow...

Look Of The Day [July 3/2008] 1

*Thimbles* has become one of my favorite shops for fun and quirky fashions, and it has a lot to do with the incandescent energy of it's dynamic creators Apathia Hammerer and Melatonin Hax. I have to admit that before they rented a shop on Retrology, I was unfamiliar with them, it was Anessa that brought *Thimbles* to my attention, and she gets props for that. This Half A World Away dress is one of the newest releases from the gals, and I have to say it is one of their best. The layered tulle like skirt is dreamy, covered in stars and it's brightness combined with a muted almost mustard colour dress makes it really unique. I love the Bow detail on the neck with the black collar, really a smart touch. This colour, Bright as Yellow, is particularly a favorite, because it has the same name as one of my favorite songs by the Innocence Mission. (Check the Lyrics at the end of this Post.)

I was glad to finally have a reason to wear these adorable J's Real Toe Ankle Belt Sandals, they are hella sexy and cute. But seriously, how could you not love prim toes after what seems like an Ice Age in our little virtual world, J's has really got some great summer shoes you need to check out. You can grab em' up at the Footwear Expo now too. I pulled in a trusty Black Bag from Paper Couture, the Rotunda Bag has always been easy to wear with almost any look. Earring are from -EARTHTONES-, the Kamoana Shell Earrings in Yellow and Silver pull in a little shimmer and colour. Big fat Gem Jelly Donut Bangles from ~*Fresh Baked Goods*~ give a little interest to bare arms, these are so great with the two clicks to customize not only the bangle colour but the gems, I wear them endlessly.

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This hair was a little tricky, the main style is the spiky up-do from Magika called Genesis, but I felt I needed a little more forehead coverage so I tacked on some of the awesome ETD bangs. It is really worth grabbing up the ETD bangs in your favorite shades, they really can transform a style, and Elika's textures work so well with those from dozens of the best wig makes in-world. Skin is Canimal's Essence of Poise Make-Up, and I love the way these skins make me look a little sad, I think it is the eyes, I love having s little expression in a world where is hardly exists but for silly over-emoted grimaces. Lashes are [Detour]'s Love Lashes and Glassy Mustard Green Eyes are from Freak Fantasia.

Shopping Details:
Dress - *Thimbles*, Half A World Away Dress (Bright As Yellow)
Shoes – J’s, Real Toes Ankle Belt Sandals (Black)
Bag – Paper Couture, The Rotunda Bag (Onyx)
Bangles - ~*FBG*~, Gem Jelly Donut Bangles (Silver)
Earrings - -EARTHTONES-, Kamoana Shell Earrings (Yellow/Silver)
Hair – Magika Hair, Genesis (Black)
Bangs – ETD, Long Bangs Left (Black)
Skin – Canimal, Essence of (Grace)… Poise
Lashes – [Detour], Love Lashes
Eyes - Freak Fantasia, Glassy Mustard Green

Bright As Yellow - Innocence Mission
And you live your life with your arms stretched out.
Eye to eye when speaking.
Enter rooms with great joy shouts,
happy to be meeting.
And bright,
bright,
bright, bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.
And I do not want to be a rose.
I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold.
And have no thorns to distance me,
but be bright,
bright,
bright, bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.
Even if I'm shouting, even if I'm shouting here
inside.
Even if I'm shouting, do you see that I'm wanting,
that I want to be so so
bright,
bright,
bright, bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.

Feeling Groovy...

Look Of The Day [June 17/2008] 1

Whenever we have a Retro Music Event on Retrology, I dive into my inventory and look for something to match the Era. The 50s' are easy, I have a whole SIM full of options, but as for the 60s', well, there the pickings get a little slim. This outfit is from Eloria LeShelle's Battered Boudoir, and to me it just is the epitome of the GoGo Dancer. The Diabolique, here in Green, is a fabulous sexy little mini dress, and comes with tights in two colour options. This pair is Magenta, and I think really adds to the Retro feel of this look. The Diabolique comes in about 10 colour combinations, so you really have a lot of choice, and it can be made to look as modern or as retro as you like based on your choice for accessories. Well worth the LaLas if you go to a club with Era Costume Events.

To really claim this look for the 60s', I needed the perfect pair of Go Go Boots, and while not white patent leather (my mother had those), this pair of Olive Leather Funkies form Maitreya are too perfect a match for me to resist. The inside of this boot even has a magenta Liner. I discovered this great chain link Retro Belt and Earrings set at Caroline's Jewelry some time back, and it is spot on for the Era. I also chose this chunky Pasha Ring, also from Caroline's, for a little touch of Psychedelia. I think they really make the 60s' theme come to life.

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The big hair, Aden's Farrah Style is seriously huge, and could work for a 60s' or 70s' look. Skin is Celestial Studios Charmed Line, the make-up is Earth 4, with a lovely neutral lip and the green shadow, this was actually the second premium skin I ever purchased, and I wore it almost exclusively for about 3 months after that, only switching it up for more make-up options within the same line for about a year. It is still the one I wear when I want to look more like me, if that makes any sense. Love Lashes from [Detour] for the "Summer of Love" Look, with Delta Eyes in Hazel also from [Detour].

Shopping Details:
Outfit – Battered Boudoir, Diabolique (Green/Magenta Hose)
Boots – Maitreya, Olive Leather Funkies
Belt, Earrings – Caroline’s, Retro Belt & Matching Earrings (LoLo)
Ring – Caroline’s, Pasha Ring
Hair – Aden, Farrah (White)
Skin – Celestial Studios, Charmed Line (Tone 20, Earth 4)
Lashes – [Detour], Love Lashes
Eyes – [Detour], Delta Eyes (Hazel)