Lookbook 1

With my interests rapidly growing beyond just fashion, I’ve decided to segregate my fashion themed posts into their own category as lookbooks, and leave the options for titles open to everything else.

With that being said, does anyone remember the fashion trend that were gaucho pants? These versatile cropped pants seem to evolve every ten years or so and are steeped in fashion history. They recently came back into style back in 2008 after a long hiatus through the 80s and while their parentage are a breed somewhere between capri and skirt, they’ll forever live in our hearts as a fashion staple.

In this case, Cocoro Lemon has recently released these wide-legged cropped pants for faMESHed and instantly, I was transported back in time. Hello… gaucho pants 2.0, anyone? Nevertheless, whatever they may be called or irrespective of whether gauchos have made a comeback or not, I had to have these, and I knew exactly the shoes I would pair them with, too.

New shoes from Essenz for the Gacha Garden are a must have. They are strappy and sexy and oh so drool worthy. My good friend Avril can attest to the fact that I probably got a little too excited when I saw them, but hey… we did have fun gacha-ing it up to get the full set. Speaking of which, the Gacha Garden is a unique gacha event that offers incentives for the number of times a machine is played. Every twenty plays, you’ll receive a ‘Seed of Inspiration,’ which is a unique and transferable item that are retired at the end of the event. The SOI for Essenz is a fantastic HUD with six limited edition colors, so grab it now before it’s too late. The Gacha Garden ends February 29th.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Clara (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Coco – Wide Leg Cropped Pants (mesh) (beige) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Damselfly – Scout Hair (mesh) (light blondes) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Minimal – Miamor Glasses RARE (modified) & Rings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASES @ the Chapter Four
Molichino – Vespuci Belt (mesh) (gold) (no longer available)
Tetra – Lace Crop Top (mesh) (black)
Essenz – Maine Heels (mesh) (black rare) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden
Zodiaco – LeLutka Lipstick Applier (matte purple)
AlaskaMetro – SLink Manicure Applier (bruise)
Poses by Flowey

#BeLike Meme

If anyone is up to date on their social media, then you’ve probably met Bill. Bill is well… a stick figure. But, not just any stick figure. Bill is slightly crass, passive-aggressive and completely opinionated when it comes to policing his friends to be just like him. In growing popularity, Bill is already forming his own equally snarky group of fellow stick figures, including wife Emma and girlfriend Bella. Shame on you, Bill.

With that being said, I’ve jumped onto Bill’s bandwagon and created my own “Be Like” meme. While I don’t desire to have anyone be like me, I’d love to see what you all come up with! Feel free to post your “Be Like” meme’s in the comments, or link back so we can all see how to be just like you! ;)

You can check out Bill’s site here or if you’re really into your social media- visit Bill’s facebook page!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mavi Skin Applier (asia)
LeLutka – Simone Mesh Head (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Pixicat – Siren nr2 (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany Gacha Event
Coco – Stretch Blazer (mesh) (black)
Little Bones – Starry Eyed (mesh)

I Think I Wanna Marry You

Hey there readers!

I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I promise I have not disappeared! In fact, I am gearing up to return steadily here soon. With being caught up in that pesky business of real life and a hard on for sim design of late, I’ve been a little lazy when it comes to posting. I’ll make it up to you, I promise!

In the meantime, Petey and I are celebrating our two year partnership and it’s made me a little giddy towards all the fun stuff that goes into renewing our vows. It also brings back fond memories of the passed three years we’ve actually been together, and all the dumb people who made us that much closer.

I wanted to do a pretty shot that would incorporate our impending nuptials and the lovely pair of shoes I’ve chosen, from Glamistry. They’re not a new release by any means, but are definitely one of my favorite pairs. I just love the simple elegance of the high heel (sans platform) and the added touch of bling on the side.

The Scene:

Ariskea – [Petite Paris] Rose Vase Ivoire (mesh) (modified)
Dust Bunny – White Rose Pitcher (mesh) (modified)
Anc – Canopy Lace (mesh) (white) & Noel Frilled Furrug (mesh) (milk)
Glamistry – Crocus Heels (mesh)
Zaara – Silver Jewelry Box (mesh)
The Loft – Wright Noir Candle
Second Spaces – Chalk Banners (mesh)
Theosophy – Beaumaris Mirror (mesh) (cloud)

Winding Down

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you all!

If not, and you are in the position to hand out a few last minute gifts, the Arcade runs for just three more days, so you have a small window left to grab some great holiday and winter inspired goodies. I have had a blast this round, using all of my new finds to create some pretty scenes and I know that I, for one, can’t wait until the spring edition opens!

Glamistry seems to also be in the giving spirit, with some new offers hitting the table in the past week and in more weeks to come! Check it out:

Purchase any single color for Parrasana heels and receive 3 more colors absolutely for FREE!

Here’s how it works:
1. Purchase any single color for Parrasana heels. Be it marketplace, mainstore or your Parrasana’s HUD – doesn’t matter, all will do.
2. Open http://promo.glamistry.com and use the following promo code: YSOKGS
3. System will randomly choose 3 colors which you do not own yet and will add them to your HUD for FREE!

Offer ends in Jan 03th 00:00AM SLT!

Inworld store: http://bit.ly/GlamistrySL
Marketplace: http://bit.ly/ParrasanaMP

The Scene:

Glamistry – Parrasana Heels (mesh) (black)
Enfant Terrible – L’odeur du cuir Bracelet (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Campbell House (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Jammin – Scholar’s Chair RARE (mesh) & Book Stacks & Open Book (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Garbaggio – Fabric Pile (mesh) (black& gray) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Fashionably Dead – CatCam 9000 (mesh) & Morning Essentials (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Howl – Book Barrell (mesh) & Empty Barrell (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

The Spice of Life

The middle of the month is often a flurry of activity, with all sorts of events having opened, or re-opening with tons of new releases. I’ve assembled my outfit after some serious event hopping, then headed over to one of my favorite sims of late to snap some pictures.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Clara (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
ISON – Spice Poncho (mesh) (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Reign – Lana Heels (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Cosmopolitan Events
Fri.day – Cozy Socks (mesh) (gray) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Moon Hair – Into the Dust (mesh) (ombres)
Kunglers – Dulce Necklace (mesh) (silver quartz) NEW RELEASE @ On9
Kibitz – Rosie Rings (mesh) (gold)
Zenith – Leather Picnic Bag (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Fear the Beard

Sad November has a lot of great designers and items out this month, including a great selection of new releases for men! I’ve been loving the hipster style lately, especially on guys, and so Petey allowed me to play dress up with him for a few days. Between that, and sim hopping- this is what we came up with. I just love the ‘Fear the Beard’ style of shirt for the new hoodie combination by Body Factory.

Peter’s Outfit:

The Mesh Project – Bleu Skin & Mesh Head/Body
Deadwool – Full Beard/Mustache (mesh) (brown)
Body Factory – Ace Hoodie (mesh) (blue) & Beanie (mesh) (grey) NEW RELEASE @ Sad November
V-Spot – Blue Collar Jeans (mesh) (black)
Redgrave – Benito Sneakers (mesh)
Steinwerk – Shiny MeshNerd Glasses (mesh)

Location @ Hesperia of Templemore

Morning Wood

Sad November is back this year with tons of amazing exclusives from over 80 designers. Not only is it a beautiful sim, but you can perfectly capture the fall atmosphere from so many new releases. I picked up these new boots from Essenz to go with my new favorite piece from Tres Blah. Or, at least until Juliette releases something else.

Nevertheless, I decided to have some fun with the checkered frock and convinced Petey that he needed to swing an axe… shirtless. While I watched. Not a bad way to spend the morning, if you ask me. He also picked up a new beard and ‘stache from Deadwool, as well, which is totally in right now. Again, no complaints here.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Eline (asia) NEW RELEASE @ LeLutka Undivided
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Tres Blah – Shirt Dress (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Eaters Coma – Hair 69 (mesh) (chestnut) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Essenz – Copenhagen (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Sad November
Steinwerk – Shiny MeshNerd Glasses (mesh)
Maitreya – Scrunched PrimSocks

Peter’s Outfit:

The Mesh Project – Mesh Body, Head & Bleu Skin
V-Spot – Blue Collar Jeans (mesh) (black)
Deadwool – Patmos Boots (mesh) (brown) & Undercut Hair/Full Beard (mesh) (browns)

Heather

For those of you new to or unfamiliar with Glamistry’s collective buy deals, you’ll probably want to keep on reading.

Every Friday at 8am SL for 24-48 hours (time lengths vary) you can stop by the mainstore and pick up a heavily discounted fatpack on a specific product, whether previously released items, or new releases!

The way it works: you buy the discounted fatpack using purchased store credit. If the designated amount of orders is reached in the allotted time, everyone will receive the fatpack item. If not, the purchase price is refunded to your store credit.

This is a great way to get full color options on fantastic shoes, including new releases and at an incredible price.

Stop on by the Glamistry mainstore to check out the latest collective buy!

My Outfit:

Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body

Glamistry – Heather (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore

LeLutka Updates

So as pretty much everyone knows at this point, LeLutka has recently released a new update to their mesh heads and it is by far the biggest one to date. The main addition, of course, are expressions. Finally, right!?

The semi-newly designed HUD features some additional options. While the button to part your lips may have disappeared, it has been replaced by a teeth visibility feature, and the ‘Express Yourself’ button which, once pressed, will reveal a panel that allows you the options to change eye, brow and mouth expressions. With over 84 combinations, these expressions offer a lot more in the way of customization and I, for one, love the mouth expressions. Though the smile can err on the edge of creepy, it is definitely more versatile for those that aren’t so much a fan of the pouty expression that the default lip shape offers.

Overall, this long-awaited release has definitely pushed LeLutka into a new category for mesh heads, and while I am still hopeful that a softer, more fuller lash option (maybe more than one) will become available in the near future (as opposed to the chunky ones,) I am definitely satisfied for the time being.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Eline (asia) NEW RELEASE @ LeLutka
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body & Calgary Clutch (mesh) (black)
Dead Dollz – Shierak Cardigan (mesh) (black & gray) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Besom – Latte Hair (mesh) (#13 Browns) NEW RELEASEthe Epiphany Gacha Event
Fishy Strawberry – Sissi Necklace & Earcuffs (mesh) NEW RELEASE for Mix @ the Mainstore
Just Because – Black Underwear (mesh) EXCLUSIVE RELEASEthe Epiphany Gacha Event
Maxi Gossamer – Angelica’s Ankh of Power (mesh) (black/gold) Weekend Special @ the Mainstore
Reign – Oakley Heels (mesh) & Coven Rings Set (mesh) (gold) EXCLUSIVE RELEASEthe Epiphany Gacha Event