Call of the Wild

Africa

I went out exploring Roy Mildor’s Devin sim, which has this amazing Serengeti scene set up. It was the perfect backdrop for the new Safari gacha from Osmia, available tomorrow at the Epiphany. If you haven’t been yet, don’t forget to teleport to the various areas. I would love to see your pictures!

I finally went out and got another Catwa head, even though I told myself I wasn’t because I feel that they are definitely over-priced for the commonness of them. But anyway, I got stuck on Magy. Even though she isn’t one of the newer releases, I still felt that I was able to keep true to my style and the features that I liked compared to some of the others. And, of course, because she looks beautiful with all of the new Glam Affair skins that were just recently released.

I talked about the new releases in my blog post here, but I wanted to give you all a look at the Catwa versions. One thing I do love, is that I can wear both the new contour (available with each skin) plus various sets of freckles or moles.

And finally, Navy&Copper had this new release out for Summerfest ’18, which we all know is my favorite yearly event. I love the short hairstyle with bun in the back, that ended up being perfect for wearing with this scarf and setting out on new adventures.

Love Cara

My Outfit:

Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Cherry Skin w/ Contour (tone 5) & Lipstick 7 NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Arise – Face Moles (catwa)
Osmia – Safari Collection NEW RELEASES @ the Epiphany
Navy & Copper – Pancake (gingers)
Kunglers – Bromelia Bracelets (bronze and gold) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Reign – Huarache Flats
Zoom – Clubber Glasses/closed
Auxiliary – Over-sized Leather Tote (nude)

Poses by Go&See (bonbon) NEW RELEASES @ the Seasons Story
Location @ Devins Eye

Island Vibes

Lyrics

I love living in Florida. Even though I was born and mostly raised up North, I’ve since been converted to a hot weather and sunshine kind of girl. Give me the beach and laid back lifestyle over the snowy city any day. Even when it comes time for a vacation, I’d still rather go somewhere warm and tropical, preferably an island- as opposed to luxury cities like Paris or skiing in Colorado. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Bright and tropical colors are also my thing. I wear black from time to time, or rich jewel-toned colors- but even in my RL, I am in love with bright colors and tropical or floral prints. Tank tops, flip flops- you name it.

I don’t typically wear a lot of orange or pink in SL, but I do enjoy the combination of these colors, especially when I am in a tropical mood. When I saw this shirt from Boys to the Bone at last months round of Equal10, it stuck in my mind and so when I picked up these new releases from Blueberry, I ran straight to the BTTB mainstore to make a match. My piled high updo from Tableau Vivant (have you checked out their new hairbases yet?) reminds me that I still have a few more days of my vacation left to enjoy.

Last but not least, Hello Dave has some bright, Summery nail polish for the new group gift. I totally owe it to my girl Naughty for turning me on to Maia’s designs. I’ve been in love ever since. I love you, girl! <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Marytna Applier (tone 6) & Lipstick 09 NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Blueberry – Vicky Ruffle Top & Lounge Shorts (orange) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Boys to the Bone – Off-Shoulder Shirt (jungle)
Kibitz – Summer Loving Necklace (gold) & Tropicana Earrings (gold)
Tableau Vivant – Paula (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Reign – Lazy Slides / Tippy Toe
Junk Food – Slurper Cherry NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Hello Dave – Sorted for Summer GROUP GIFT @ the Mainstore
Seven’s – J’ad7or Visor (white/teal) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10

Poses by Foxcity (late night) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Backdrop by Focus Poses (summer backdrop)

Havana Nights

Havana

I’ve totally had some Latin fever going on this Summer. I was watching the second Dirty Dancing movie just the other day and of course the hit song by Camila Cabello has been lighting up every other station since it’s debut. I can’t seem to escape it.

So I’ve been looking for an outfit that could feed this Latin heat and of course, Tetra and Ison had to go and collaborate on this gorgeous new top and skirt combo. It definitely makes me want to get up and salsa.

In fact, I think it would be great to see a whole lot more collaboration from designers for well… Collabor88. Makes sense, no? I’d love to hear who you think should do a collaboration together!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Vivian Skin w/contour (tone 6) & Eyeshadow 08 NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Tetra – Mokatana Top (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ison – Mokatana Skirt (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Little Bones – Hera (the blend) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Kibitz – Secret Love Rings & Pheo Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Essenz – Cuzco (tan) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Poses by Exposeur

Prop by Pseudo (bay side building)
Palm trees by Fanatik, grass by ArchiTech & Amalfi string lights by What Next

New Releases @ Glam Affair

Glam Affair has recently undergone a massive new release extravaganza. Not only is the GA/Tableau Vivant mainstore sim brand spanking new, but there have been tons of new changes, including the following new skins:

LeLutka: Martyna, Sheila, Gwen, Rachel, Vivan, Giada & Amara (shown above)
Catwa: Adeline, Cherry, Jenny, Masha & Kira. Raquel is also available at the current round of Collabor88.
Genus (formerly Genesis Lab): Milly & Charlie

Even the previous location based skin tones are old news and have been replaced with 12 freshly revamped tones, as shown below. They differ slightly from the original ones in either lighter or darker shades and are numbered accordingly but nevertheless, they’ve been extremely well done.

Appliers are available for the Maitreya, Belleza and SLink bodies and are available at the mainstore for 279L per single tone, or the fatpack for 1,119L. Also, for all you Maitreya users out there, I’ve got a bit of news. The next update for the Lara mesh body will include the newer tones and as of right now, the existing tones will also remain. While there is no release date scheduled for this major update, I’ve been told that the designers hope to have it completed ‘very soon.’ Fingers crossed, ladies.

Each applier also includes three cleavage options, with and without body freckles. This is great for saving on layers!

Here are some highlights on the new updates:

Pro’s:

  • New body applier options which includes varying depths of cleavage and freckles.
  • New makeups, brows, mascara and hairbases (from Tableau Vivant) for LeLutka and Catwa heads (not shown.)
  • Freckles, moles and contouring options for LeLutka skins.

Con’s:

  • Though this one involves my personal taste, but if you’ve been a lover of the America tone as I have, you’ll have to settle for a version lighter or darker. While both are well done, it’s not quite the same.
  • For Maitreya owners, the default skins have not yet been updated so you’ll need to purchase the new body appliers just like everyone else or wait until the next update.
  • All new Glam Affair skins will only be released with the newer tones, so if you’re not a fan it’s unlikely you’ll be picking up anything new.

Love Cara

Hand-Painted Adventures

When I first saw this particular pattern of the Hollie jumpsuit from Osmia, I fell in love. I was also struck with a sense of deja vu because for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out where I’d been reminded of this pattern before. So with that missing piece of inspiration, Ms. Hollie has been sitting in my inventory just waiting to come out.

So yesterday I was browsing through Pinterest and my obsession with home decorating and lo’ and behold, there it was. These hand-painted terracotta Italian tiles. You know the ones- as seen on back-splashes and fountains and the like.

Although the Rewind Event ended a couple of days ago, Hollie and I were finally able to catch up over a beautiful Merlot, talk about our mutual love of the sea and create an ensemble that reminds us of those breezy Italian summers.

Have you ever had a home decor meets fashion spark of inspiration? I’d love to hear about it!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Osmia – Hollie Jumpsuit
Essenz – Istanbul (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Blush
Maitreya – Leather Satchel (lion)
Lamb – Sweet Hair (variety)
Yummy – Sea Treasures Rings
Mai Bilavio – Zodiac Chain Aquarius (gold)

Poses by Bossie
Location @ the Grove

Cute, but Psycho

It’s almost the 4th of July here in the States and so I’d like to wish all of my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Truth Hair – Margarita (multitone 1)
Evani – Sisile Jeans w/chains
Coco – Tied Shirt Around Waist (multiplaid) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Pseudo – A Guys Shirt (cute) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Tetra – Air Sneakers
Balaclava – Boombox (white)

Backdrop by Pseudo (inked corner scene)

That Summer Feelin’

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Eryn (america)
Truth Hair – Jamie (multitone1) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Yummy – Delicate Ring Stacks
Miwas – Baby Girl Earring Pearl NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Vinyl – Hailee Blouse (red) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
N-Core – Thais Sandals (choco) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Nani – My Afternoon – Rattan Bag 2 NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Tentacio – Summer Festival Bouquet & Skirt (denim) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kite – Chihuahua Time (dreaming) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Prop by Consignment – the Convertible (navy) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade