Fall Floral

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mavi (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
MYNX – Belted Tee (mesh) (dark floral) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Truth Hair – Ximena (mesh) (variety) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
American Bazaar – Fall Scarf (mesh) (suede) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Kunglers – TDRF#072 Ring (mesh) (gold)
Paper Arrow – Infinity Ring (mesh) (gold)
Maxi Gossamer – Barcelona Necklaces (mesh) (copper)
The Forge – Boho Earrings (mesh) (gold)
Rebel Gal – Trapeze Taschen (mesh) (ostrich ocean) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015

Pose by Label Motion (maylee 4) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015

Location @ St. Pete City


Here are some more goodies that are available at Fashion Fair, as well as gorgeous new heels from Glamistry. I am definitely loving the cute diamond accent on the side of the heel, as well as the lack of platforms. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good plat every once in a while, but I do feel that not having it makes for a lot more versatility in styling. Now, if only Glamistry would start making boots for the fall season… *hint hint*

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mavi (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Lybra – Nicky Dress (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Blues – Scarlet Hair (mesh) (naturals 1) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Nova – Gracia Lipsticks (w/hud) (applier) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Izzie’s – High-Waisted Tights (appliers)
Glamistry – Crocus Heels (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore

Fall into Fashion Fair

The Autumn Round of Fashion Fair 2015 is upon us and I can’t believe how many amazing designers are featured this round. With just a few hours left to go until the event opens to the public, this is definitely the event to kick off the start of the fall season.

Currently, I am wearing a new tank top from Atik, which features an eight-texture HUD (shown below,) as well as sexy stilettos from Essenz, both of which are new releases at Fashion Fair.

The event runs from October 1st – October 15th.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mavi (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Addams – Lixie Super Skinny Jean (mesh) (dark blue) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Atik – Rask Tank (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Essenz – Pattaya Heels (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Fashion Fair 2015
Sorgo – Fedora w/ Feathers (mesh) (gris)
Le Primitif – VIntage Fringe Bag (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Yummy – LillyPad Set (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Location @ St. Pete City

Don’t Feed the Wolves

This round of the Arcade has spawned some pretty interesting and eclectic designs from many of the grid’s top creators. Straight out of a fairy tale, Charming Meiler from ur.favorite.one (u.f.o) has brought us her intriguing take on “Little Red Riding Hood.” My favorite of the cloaks are definitely the wolf ones, which lends power to the fact that Little Red herself can kick some serious ass. Rawr!

The final stretch of the Arcade has arrived and with just two days of shopping left, you’ll definitely want to grab some of your last minute favorites.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mavi (asia) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body & Dahlia Socks (mesh)
Ur.Favorite.One – Red RIding Hood (wolf/short) & White Basket (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Exile – Sugar Hair (mesh) (praline) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Meet Jessica

Meet Jessica!

Isn’t she pretty? She’s the first, and new release of mesh heads from Catwa Clip, who’s primarily done hair and clothing… until now. Upon arriving to the store, I first grabbed the demo as I wanted to see what I was getting myself into before deciding to take the plunge. Okay, not too bad. After a few moments of fiddling around with it, I went in for the kill. At L$3,599 Jessica is certainly on the mid-high end of the spectrum, but for the options that are offered, I feel like it is a reasonable price. Here’s why:

When you first receive the folder, you’ll find it contains two versions of the head, with and without materials. You’ll also find two different HUDs, one for the head itself and another for a complete color line of hair-bases which match those from Catwa’s hair store. There is a one shade default skin, but you are given the ability to adjust RGB values to match one of your choice. The shade itself is pretty close to that of Glam Affair’s America/Asia tones, which is what I use with my Maitreya mesh body, but unfortunately, doesn’t line up quite well where the head and body meet.

The textures of the head itself are not horrible, but they are definitely in need of some work. There are blending issues all over, especially in the neck and cheek areas, the ear textures are flat, highlights and shadows beneath the brows and around the mouth are grainy and blurry and there is definitely too much of a highlight across the front of the face, so it looks like an old school face light is shining right on you. But, given that it is a default skin- it isn’t exactly a deal-breaker.

The options included with the HUD, even for the default skin, are pretty neat. Included are eight lipstick colors, five eyeliners, three blushers and eight brow colors. You can also choose from four different lash styles, as well as four static eye shapes, ranging from fully open, to closed. What is also great are the number of save slots available on the HUD, which, as appliers are created (a developers kit is included) will allow you to save all of your favorites to the HUD, without having to dig through your inventory for the same appliers over and over.

Easily one of the defining aspects of Jessica, are the animation options. Even though I don’t really have a particular use for them myself, I have to admit they are pretty good. I love how the different aspects of the face all go into each animation, from the movement of the brows and eyes, to the mouth and chin. At first, I was stumped on how to get the gestures to stop but after clicking around for a few minutes, I discovered that you need only click on the animation again to get it to stop (hence the outline of the box.) The play and pause button gives you the option of keeping the animation static, or allowing it to ease in and out.


  • The lashes. These are by far the best mesh head lashes out there and with any luck Catwa will release her first update to allow for these to be worn independently of the head.
  • HUD options. I absolutely love all of the save slots for custom skins, textures and makeup options. This is especially useful when you want to change your skin, or add your own textures.
  • Works with the Maitreya and Belleza mesh bodies right out of the box.
  • RGB values. On top of skin appliers, this allows for further customers of skin, hair-base and lash colors.
  • Alpha and alpha mask options to hide/blend lashes, ears and the top of your head- something that is sorely missing from many of the mesh heads out there.
  • Three different mouth options: parted lips, upturned and down-turned corners.
  • The gestures/animations.


  • Lack of appliers. Though I am sure as popularity rises, this will change. In the meantime, there are some creators that will soon be available with appliers, a full list which can be found here.
  • Customization/lashes. As with a few rigged mesh heads, you can adjust some aspects of your head shape, using the head stretch and length options; however, if you do change these options, it is unlikely that your beautiful lashes won’t line up properly with the mesh head. Boo.
  • Eyes. Jessica works only with the use of mesh eyes, which can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. For me, my favorite eyes are not mesh, so I did have to play around to find something that suited my needs. Fortunately, Catwa has included a notecard that gives you pointers on how to fit your mesh eyes.
  • The nose. Just… no. Of course this is purely my opinion, but I honestly found it too pointy, too upturned and a bit like a beak when seen from the profile. Should the attached lashes and the head stretch/length options be resolved, my opinion will definitely change in this regard.
  • Default skin. As I mentioned above, it definitely needs some work, so appliers will likely be in high demand.

Overall, Jessica has a cutesy type of face and one I wouldn’t be opposed to wearing often but for the con’s listed above. The included “must wear” shape is hardly necessary and useful only to ensure you have the right head stretch/length settings to accommodate the position of the lashes. With a small bit of adjusting, I was able to keep my original shape easily enough. Other than the need for a little more work on the default skin and the waiting for appliers to be released, Catwa’s mesh head shows promise.

(Note: All images are unedited with the exception of cropping.)

Valkyrie Vixen

The new round of the Fantasy Collective opened yesterday with a beautiful sim and rather neat assortment of new goodies. As I love mythological anything, I snagged a Greek inspired gown from Les Encantades and a gorgeous headpiece from Luxe, which I *love.*

The Fantasy Collective runs from 9/22 – 10/22. so if you haven’t made it yet, don’t worry- there is still plenty of time left!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mavi (asia) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Les Encantades – Galatea Dress (mesh) (pearl) NEW RELEASE @ the Fantasy Collective
Luxe – Valkyrie Headpiece (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASE @ the Fantasy Collective
Exile – Memory Bliss (mesh) (naturals)
G. Inc – Hawk Wings (mesh) (white)

Taking Chances

Maitreya has some new releases and no one creates for a mesh body the way Onyx creates for Lara. So naturally, these hipster panties and tanks are top of the line in quality and the perfect fit. I even love the little sayings on the back of the panties. Hehe.

Izzie Button has also released an update for her ‘Thigh High Knit Socks’ for both Maitreya and Belleza Mesh Bodies and for one week (until September 28th,) you can get it free at the mainstore. Not only are these a great versatile item to have in your wardrobe, but they’ll be even better for the cooler months!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Rachel (asia 4) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Maitreya – Hipster Panties (mesh) (no chance) & Tank Top (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Tableau Vivant – Wicca Hair (mesh) (basics)
Izzie’s – Thigh High Knit Socks (appliers)

Autumn Leaves are Falling

Autumn is here! Or, nearly here if you live in the South- but nevertheless, it’s here! The September round of the Arcade marks the third anniversary of an amazing event and having been a loyal visitor to each round so far, I am so excited to see how well it’s done over the years. With the fall season kicking in, this round of the event brings with it lots of warm and inviting autumn inspired treats. Can you say #pumpkinspiceeverything? I love it!

There is something about editorial hair that I can’t get enough of. Though they’re not pieces you’ll probably wear on a regular basis, every photographer should always keep a few of them on hand and the new set from Tableau Vivant for this round feature some of the best ‘in motion’ styles I’ve seen in a while. On top of that, Lode always has some great accessories, too. Being a fan of anything that I can plop on my head to tie an outfit together made this autumn headpiece the perfect addition to to my new dress by Ricielli from Tres Chic.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mila 07 RARE (asia) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Ricielli – Bonnie Dress (mesh) (soft orange) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Tableau Vivant – Western Winds (mesh) (basics) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Lode – Bitter Berries Crown Head Accessory (mesh) (autumn) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pose by Flowey
Location @ Apple Fall

Late Night Games

Video games abound at the latest round of the Oneword event and I found myself fooling around on my game system while waiting for Petey to arrive. The event ends September 15th, so you have a little over a week left to shop! Grab your taxi here!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Liss 07 (asia) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Blacklace – Lavine (w/appliers) NEW RELEASE @ the Vintage & Cool Fair
Magika – First Light (mesh) (hud 1) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Snaphappy – Vintage Controller Vintendo 85 (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword

Summer Heat

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Liss 07 (asia) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Blueberry – Mina Tube Top (mesh) (fatpack) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Emery – Atlantica Jungle Bikini Bottom (mesh) (eden) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Luxe – Surf’s Up Rings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASES @ Uber
Glamistry – Sunglasses PU2004 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Elikatira – Estelle Hair (mesh) (essentials) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Tableau Vivant – Tropical Headpiece (mesh ) (yellow)
Maxi Gossamer – Rose Heart Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Pose by Label Motion
Location @ Del Mar Dream