Lookbook #8

Typically, the Whore Couture fair isn’t up my alley, but a friend of mine convinced me to go, and I am glad I did. I managed to grab quite a few things I would actually wear, including these new laced heels by Essenz. The detail in the braided laces are fantastic, and weren’t too bulky for the new light and airy dress Kala dress from Maitreya. This dress is for Lara mesh bodies only, unless you’re just that good, and a great addition to any closet for the warmer months.

I’ve also taken to wandering around SL with some sort of accessory or other in my hands and Precious Angel has released an adorable new kitty gacha complete with the works- princess bed, tiara, collar, tree, etc. You can find this, and other cute kitties for 100L per play at the mainstore.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Megan (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body & Kala Dress (mesh) (almond) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Identity – Myoho Chest Tattoo
Entwined – Alexis Hair (mesh) (naturals) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Empyrean Forge – Arcadia Necklace (mesh) (gold)
Essenz – Cape Verde (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Whore Couture Fair
Argrace – Fedora Hat
Redgrave – Aviator Sunglasses (mesh)
Minimal – Rings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four
IAF – Smart Phone (mesh) (heels)
Precious Angel – Precious Angel Hold Gacha (brown) (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore

Green With Envy

If you’ve seen my Flickr stream lately, you’d see how enamored I am of this sim, “The Vineyard at Checkmate.” Not only have I been haunting the place lately, hanging out and snapping pictures, but I’ve also really been digging the lush green of colors of spring and true Italian charm that it brings. Though I did lag a bit in certain areas, I have to say that this is one of my new favorite sims, and if you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve already found my favorite spot!

New this week are some great pieces at some of my favorite events. The Roxy tank I am wearing from Erratic has a great cut out pattern in the shape of a skull on the back (not shown) and pairs perfectly with these new cargo pants from a designer (Addams) I am really beginning to love. Also new is this adorable charm necklace from Mynx. Chantel keeps getting better every time I see her stuff and I love the way this locket allows you to select the initials on the outside (via menu) but it also opens to where you can add a picture to the center heart. Hmm, I wonder what picture I should choose…

Lastly, Pose Fair 2015 is FINALLY open! Ruby and Shiloh have been working ridiculously hard and if you haven’t seen samples of some of the amazing poses and stuff out, you ought to check out the Hottie Cooterati blog, or better yet, head to Pose Fair yourself! I’d modeling poses from Dream Print, which is just one of many fabulous creators to be found!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Lara (america)
The Mesh Project – Moody Mesh Head
Addams – Cargo Pants for Women (mesh) (green) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Erratic – Roxy Ripped Top (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Tableau Vivant – Pretty Reckless II (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Luxe – Ekstrax Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mynx – Gold Locket (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Argrace – Fedora Hat (mesh)
Eudora – Kiania Heels (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber

Location @ The Vineyard at Checkmate
Poses by Dream Print (blogging & vogue) NEW RELEASES @ Pose Fair 2015

Private Picnic

I was randomly browsing the Marketplace, as I am wont to do at times, when I stumbled across this adorable ‘Pork Pie’ hat. I immediately grabbed one for both Peter and I and somehow, we managed to come up with similar outfits to show it off. He even managed to drag me shopping, of all things! It’s a break-through, I’m telling you!

Peter also happened across this ‘IDK’ event that I’ve never heard of before, but has some really great items, including these shorts by Addams. This is one designer I have never worn before, but I am definitely going to be coming back for more. I am loving both the textures and designs!

Also new is this backless (and super adorable! t-shirt from ANE and weekender bag with fun postcard print from Izzie, both for the newest round of the Liaison Collaborative! TLC also has a new build as well, by Apple Fall, so be sure to check it out! It’s stunning!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Lara (america)
Clawtooth – In Bloom (mesh) (essential pack) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Addams – Short Pants (mesh) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ IDK
ANE – Bon Voyage Barcelona Top (mesh) (plain) NEW RELEASE @ The Liasion Collaborative
Izzie’s – Weekender (mesh) (postcard) NEW RELEASE @ The Liaison Collaborative
Candy Doll – Krissy Flats (mesh) (chocolate) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Redgrave – Aviators (mesh)
JfL – Pork Pie Hat (mesh) (canvas natural)

Peter’s Outfit:

The Mesh Project – Mesh Head & Bleu Skin
Addams – Work Out Biker Jacket (mesh) (light brown) NEW RELEASE @ The Men’s Department
Bueno – Lexicon Denim Jeans (mesh) (bleu)
FATEwear – Harry Scarf (mesh) (tundra)
Rebellion – Enforcer Aviators (mesh)
Argrace – Hayate (mesh) (dark browns)
JfL – Pork Pie Hat (mesh) (canvas natural)

The Scene:

Vespertine – Picnic Blanket (mesh) (red plaid) & Baguette Snack (mesh) & Fruit Treats (mesh)
Cheeky Pea – Sara Picnic Basket (mesh) (cloud)
Boogers – Michael Bear (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (March 2015)
8f8 – Primavera in Toscana (mesh) (gourmet set) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (March 2015)

Girl On A Mission

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Vera (america)
The Mesh Project – Moody Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
LeLutka – Kayla Hair (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Mynx – Pocket Tank (mesh) (more issues) & Shades (mesh) (tortoise/black) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
SLink – Mesh Hands & Feet
Pure Poison – Roman Striped Sandals (mesh) (black)
David Heather – Cognac Tote (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Luxe – Lady Ring (mesh) (silver) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Noodles & Waz – Old Romance Set (mesh) (platinum) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88
Argrace – Fedora Hat (mesh)

Pose by :: momentum :: (coming soon!)
Location @ Mayfair

Ice Bucket Challenge

One of the latest trends to take social media by storm is the ‘ice bucket challenge,’ an internet sensation that has helped raise mass awareness for ALS. In fact, everywhere we look- celebrities and locals alike are challenging each other to donate to the cause and/or brave the foreboding bucket of ice water. Although in these summer months, ice water may not be such a bad thing after all. Nevertheless, do your part- donate to ALS!

I’ve decided to do a SL version of the ice bucket challenge to commemorate Meme Monday, which I haven’t had a chance to do in a while and so, by accepting and (yes, I’ve donated!) taking the challenge, I in turn challenge all of you to take the plunge into icy goodness! ♥

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Loudmouth – OMG Lips (mesh)
Zaara – Anaya Cluster Earrings (turquoise) & Lila Crop Top (mesh) (group gift) Available @ the Mainstore
Handverk/ieQED – Strand Bracelet (mesh) (turquoise)
Argrace – Hikari Hair (mesh) (dark brown) NEW RELEASEthe Mainstore
Blueberry – Tazz Demin Shorts w/ Beaded Belt (mesh) (blue)
SLink – Mesh Hands
Location @ Neva Sky Villi
Pose & Prop by :: momentum :: NEW RELEASE

(all participants who purchase the ‘ice bucket challenge’ pose pack and post their link and/or link back to this post will receive 50% back off the original price)

Southern Charm

Living in the south myself, it would be completely un-civilized of me not to do up the occasionally country themed post. Granted, I was born and raised in the city and country attire is not part of my wardrobe but hey- when in Vegas, right? Nevertheless, I couldn’t not get this new hat and hair combo by Argrace from Hair Fair. As I’ve always been a fan of this designer, is it hard to wonder why? Hats and hair is what Rika does best.

I happened upon a sim today and though I am not sure if it has been around very long, it’s my first encounter and so I couldn’t resist taking a few shots of ‘Woodsy,’ a lovely, forest-themed sim with open meadows, mountains, rivers and lots and lots of flowers. It’s also every blogger’s dream- rez rights! As always, if you happen to visit Woodsy, please be courteous to the sim owner and other visitors when rezzing. Oh, and don’t forget to link me to your pictures in the comments! I love seeing your take on interesting places.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Summer (america)
Blueberry – Side Tied Crop Top (mesh) (orange) & Beads Belt Denim Shorts (mesh) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Maitreya – Stagioni Boots (mesh) (chestnut)
Argrace – Cowboy Hat | Minami Hair (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASE @ Hair Fair 2014
Mandala – Kyara Necklace (mesh) (short-sunrise) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mynx – Tree Stone Ring (mesh)
SLink – Mesh Hands
Focus Poses – Horse Girl Two (mesh)
Location @ Woodsy

Hair Fair 2014

The 9th Annual Hair Fair is upon us and for such a great cause as ‘Wigs for Kids’ it is definitely worth the lag, full sims and endless hours of shopping. Even more than that, by donating in any way, we are all working together to make a difference for children benefited by this great cause. Not only that, but in just the past three years alone, Hair Fair has raised more than $35,000! See for yourself and check out the thank you letters here.

Naturally, I went a little overboard in shopping (and spending!) but I am so glad I did. Here are a few of my finds, though I’ll be sure to post some more once the furor dies down a little bit!

As always, help us fellow shoppers enjoy Hair Fair by coming in as low lag as possible. That includes removing unnecessary scripts, HUDs and gadgets that hold no use when shopping. And if you still can’t beat the lag, don’t forget to join the Hair Fair Demo Group so that you can try out all of your favorites beforehand! For those of you that know exactly what you want, you can grab direct LMs to your favorite store here!

Featured Hair (from left to right) :

Milana – Nikola (mesh) (light blondes)
Olive – the Anna Hair (mesh) (hud 1)
LeLutka – Christine (mesh) (bournville)
Kik – Peggy Hair (mesh) (blonde)

Milk – Winx Hair (mesh) (samples)
Mina – Iris (mesh) (light browns)
Lamb – Sacred Hair (mesh) (ginger pack)
Wasabi Pills – Barbara Hair (mesh) (reds pack)

Analog Dog – Pop Scotch (mesh) (candy) Hair Fair 2014 Gift
Argrace – Cowboy Hait / Minami (mesh) (copper)
Blues – Crystal Hair (mesh) (essentials)
Moon – Ninth Ave Reverie (mesh) (naturals 2)