Go for the Gold

So, SL materials have been out for some time now and nearly every mesh creator I come across in my travels is experimenting with it. Some, I find, have misplaced the use of this new feature, using it with textures where the high-shine that materials generates are irrelevant. I mean, do we really need sunglasses to look at hair?

On the other hand, textures like leather, metals and gemstones really pick up the use of materials in a fascinating way. I just love playing around with natural lighting when I am wearing a materials enabled piece, especially this gorgeous peplum top (that also happens to be fitted mesh) from Liv-Glam and high-waisted leather shorts from Ricielli.

So, what do you guys think of SL materials? Is it over or under used and do you like the effects it gives off?

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america) & Romy Lipstick (temptation 05)

Liv-Glam – Budapest (top) Available forHello Tuesday

Ricielli – Highwaisted Leather Shorts (mesh) (black) & YUSE Bag (mesh) (black)

Fri.day – Tatum Hair (jaded blond)

Fusion – Multi-Chained Bracelets (gold)

Yummy – Rings of Saturn Ring (mesh) (gold)

Celoe – Jacqualine Sandals (mesh) (glamour)

Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (mesh) (black lenses)

Judas – The Revolution Earrings (mesh) (chanel-gold)

SLink – Mesh Hands (mesh)

Poses by !bang

Location @ floorplan

Cargo Cutie

Most of you can probably tell from my style, that I don’t wear darker clothes or tomboy very often. So, when I do decide to go for it, I am pretty picky about what I wear. Lucky for me, Sam Jones and her team are always coming out with fabulous designs to suit every taste. This cargo pants and high-low top outfit comes with a HUD for six different pantones and is available at a ridiculously low price at the Liv-Glam mainstore. Because it is part of a super, super sales weekend, you’ll be able to find many other great fashions at fantastic prices.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Zara (america)

Liv-Glam – Turn Down For What (mesh) for the Super Sales Weekend Event @ the Mainstore

Maxi Gossamer – Jewelled Dragon’s Egg (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88 & Sparkly Pearl Cuff (mesh) (silver) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Truth Hair – Grace (treacle)

Celoe – Amae Sandals (mesh) (depth)

Swallow – Death Ring (mesh) (silver) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

SLink – Mesh Hands

Chop Zuey – Joy Wedding Set (diamond)

Pomposity – Bunny Belly Piercing A (platinum)

Poses by Label Motion NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

Location @ INSILICO

Cold December

It’s been quite chilly here in the south this past week- that is, by our standards, and so I thought that this new release from Liv-Glam would really warm things up! Secret Wednesday’s at the Liv-Glam mainstore offered this elegant lace jacket (including HUD for three color options) as well as a fashionable slew of warm winter fashions! If you haven’t checked out the ridiculously low prices every Wednesday (and really, every other day of the week!) then what are you waiting for?

Whenever it is cold outside, I want nothing more than to snuggle in my bed or on the couch where it is warm. So naturally these new release cushions from Ma Vie and pillows from oOo Studio for the Arcade are an absolute perfect way to really hone my cuddle skills. Each cushion comes equipped with 14 relaxing poses and 12 styles to collect and the pillows all come equipped with a color-changeable HUD and 9 different poses (separately.) There are only 12 more gacha days left in the December Round of the Arcade, so grab these awesome pieces before it’s too late!

My Outfit:

Belleza – Nina (medium) & Matte Lips 10

Liv-Glam – Cold December Night HUD 1 @ Mainstore Secret Wednesdays

Beetlebones – Fowler Laced Up Boots (mesh) (soot)

Izzie’s – Tights Black (more sheer)

Celoe – Mery Gloves (mesh) (teak)

Shakeup! – Luna Ring (mesh) (11) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Truth Hair – Fernanda (mesh) (variety) NEW RELEASE

Ma Vie – Les Poufs (mesh) (royale) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

oOo Studio – Pillows (mesh) (arch & cuddle) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Pixel Mode – Draped Photography Background (mesh)

Autumn Leaves

I’m back!! (Mostly!)

After having had to take some time for a sick leave, I am definitely ready and excited to get back into the swing of things! Trying to play catch is up is much more crazier than I thought, but I couldn’t resist stopping by the October round of Collabor88 before it ends next week. As always, there were a ton of instant favorites but I just had to parade around in this cute body cuff style top from Shi that I LOVE.

The Dressing Room Fusion also has a new round this week and LaGyo has released a super fun ring that matches perfectly with the metal accents of the top. As much as I love diving into the land of new releases each week, I do so love hunting through my inventory for older items as well and these wide-legged trousers from Celoe really offset the minimalist design of the top- and show a little skin, too. Hehe.

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (medium)

.Shi – TSADE Body Cuff (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Celoe – Nikola Trousers (mesh) (deep teal)

LaGyo – Jaide Ring (mesh) (silver) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

Truth Hair – Crys (mesh) (ember)

Maitreya – Liaison (mesh) (raven)

SLink – Mesh Hands

Poses from Exposeur

Location @ Neva Sky Villi

Glam it Up

If there were ever two more hardworking and lovable designers in Second Life, it would have to be Samantha Jones and Kim Lysette from Liv-Glam. (And you too, Aisha! ♥) With the daily events they’ve got going on- from Chic La Mode, Steals&Deals, Designer Circle, Designers Showcase, Fashion Limited, Fi Fridays, Secret Wednesdays and not to mention the loads of sales and every day new releases- who can doubt that these ladies absolutely rock the fashion circuit?

I’ve seriously given up hope on ever blogging just one Liv-Glam or K Collection ensemble anymore. There are just too many great new releases each week to be able to choose just one. So, this week I’ve narrowed it down from dozens (seriously, dozens!) of new releases, to five of my top favorites. I even bribed Dwight to get in on the action. Doesn’t he look smexy?

In addition to all of the new clothes, Sam has also released two new fabulous pairs of mesh heals. These shoes are great, come in dozens on color choices and are a steal at only $L275! You can find them inworld at the Liv-Glam Boutique, but hurry before it’s too late!

My Outfits:

Belleza – Ava (medium)

LOOKS 1 & 2:

Liv-Glam – K Collection Samantha Mini Dress (mesh) & K Collection Catherine Maxi Dress (mesh) NEW RELEASES for Chic La Mode 

LeLutka – Demeter Hair (mesh) (walnutwhip)

LaViere – Misa (mesh) (brownroots) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

cheLLe – Everyday Blush 3

Maxi Gossamer – Raisa Drop Jewelry Set (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed & Isis Solar Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

SLink – Enhanced Mesh Hands (mesh) & Womens Barefeet (mesh)

Hucci – Abha Sandals (mesh) (addons for SLink Barefeet) NEW RELEASE

Celoe – Petal Sandals (mesh) (black)

Glam Affair – Couture Eyeliner (mesh) (no. 2)

Saikin – Straw Hat

Mon Tissu – Harlow Sunglasses (brown)

LOOKS 3 & 4

Liv-Glam – Pernilla Outfit (mesh) & Sassy Outfit (mesh) NEW RELEASES for Chic La Mode

Redgrave – Carrie Shoes (mesh)

Celoe – Jacqualine Sandals (mesh) (glamour)

Elikatira – Away Hair (blonde 07)

Exile – Desperately Wanting (mesh) (natural fusion 2) NEW RELEASE

SLink – Mesh Hands (mesh)

[Steinwerk] – Aviator Glasses

Maxi Gossamer – Vintage Race Whistle (mesh) NEW RELEASE for Limited Bazaar

Auxiliary – Melt My Heart Ring (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

ON DWIGHT

Redgrave – Tyler

Kal Rau – Leather Jacket (mesh) (black)

Gizza – Jeans (mesh) (black)

Obaldennaya Sunglasses

Chuck Star Classik Black Sneakers

LOOK 5

Liv-Glam – Absi Print Dress (mesh) NEW RELEASE for Chic La Mode & Gabrielly Heels (mesh) NEW RELEASE

Paper Couture – Stone Hammered Earrings

SLink – Mesh Hands (mesh)

Maitreya – Calgary Clutch (mesh) (yellow)

Truth Hair – Crys w/roots (mesh) (espresso)

 

Poses from Focus Poses & Slouch Poses

Amae

There are so many great new releases out this month and I am so excited to finally get back to checking them all out! Tee*fy has wowed at Collabor88 this month with this super cute slouchy tank and flare skirt that instantly make me think of warm, breezy summer days. The tank comes in a solid or sheer version and both tank and skirt each come in thirteen assorted colors for a lot of great mixing and matching!

Also released just yesterday are these amazing Amae Sandals from Celoe. I am in love with the quality and design of these heels and the ease with which I was able to match my skin tone using the HUD. Amae comes in ten colors, three metals options and a great set of nail polishes to choose from! If you haven’t already, I definitely recommend stopping by the Mayfair sim and checking out these heels.

My Outfit :

Tee*fy – Ana Slouchy Satin Tank (mesh) (pure) & Emily Mini Flare Skirt (mesh) (butter) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

LeLutka – Alice Hair (mesh) (blondefun) NEW RELEASE

Celoe – Amae Sandals (mesh) (biscotti) NEW RELEASE

LaGyo – Starla Necklace & Ring (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (mesh) (leather brown)

SLink – Mesh Hands (mesh) (casual l&r)

Poses from Marukin NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Location @ Las Lagunas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone!

I’ve decided to be a little naughty and a little nice today, wearing the new Lascivious release from Blacklace beneath the new Natalie Winter Coat from G-Field. I love how this coat comes with a HUD that can change textures and colors to the coat and fur tippet and cuffs. It also matches perfectly with the previously released Sasha boots.

Finally, Exile has come out with three new hair with built in hat options. We all know how much of a pain it can be to fit hats over hair in SL, so these three new options are definitely worth a look!

Adorkable Poses also has some cute new releases at The Arcade, with texture changeable props included, so be sure to check them out before this event ends on December 31st.

My Outfit:

G-Field – Natalie Coat (mesh) (red w/fur cuffs) & Sasha Basic Boots (mesh) NEW RELEASE

Exile – A Winter’s Tale (mesh) (bleach) NEW RELEASE

Blacklace – Lascivious (red&gold) NEW RELEASE

Celoe – Mery Gloves (mesh) (mine)

Adorkable Poses – Gacha Gifts NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Location @ Boudoir