On the Edge

I am loving the edgy couture of this outfit. I am not even going to talk about how much I spent trying to get these boots from Dirty Princess at the Epiphany. The dress from Nerido is short and sexy and softens the black leather jacket from Coco and my hair from Navy & Copper gives me these amazing teased bangs straight out of the 80s. Perfection <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
League – Alessa (pale)
Nerido – Paris Dress (grey) NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany
Coco – Biker Jacket Over Shoulders (black)
Navy & Copper – Waffle (natomb&tips)
Kunglers – Bariska Ring 1 & 2 (onyx silver)
Dirty Princess – Witch Bitch Princess Boots / rare NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany
Reign – Coven Thigh Socks w/Garter
Miss Chelsea – Wynn Backpack Black / Deco (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany

Poses by Kirin (lisa pose 4) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Location @ Mopire

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)

Road to Nowhere

I just love when a new brand makes it into a popular event, especially one with so much potential as Navy & Copper. If you’re not familiar with this brand, color HUDs include 30 color choices with basics/roots/tips/combination. Tones are available in blondes, brunettes, reds and grayscales. I would like to see some color choices- maybe some pastels or bolds added in the future, but overall, I do love the textures. Currently, you can find their hair in Shiny Shabby and faMESHed, but do stop by the mainstore for more, as well as a group gift (free to join!) and discounts for joining.

On a side note- is it me or are the availability of photogenic sims for bloggers really dwindling these days? If you’ve got any interesting SLURLs to share, please let me know!

With that being said, I was scouring my inventory for a backdrop to use when I stumbled across an oldie but goodie in Milk Motions June 2017 Arcade release (previously blogged here.) Though I really wanted to use this piece, my parcel is just plum out of prims, so I donned my dark sunglasses, checked both ways and crossed the street on over to Backdrop City.

In the passed few weeks, the drama has been real over creators and event coordinators boycotting Backdrop city for multiple reasons. We’ve all got differing opinions when it comes to content, purchasing rights and the use of items we own in SL- yet nevertheless, the concept of this sim has in fact been around for quite some time. So why only now has it become an issue?

I do think that if the pieces are appropriately credited, then it is basically free advertising for creators. On the other hand, I definitely think the keepers of Backdrop City, out of respect for creators and events, should wait until an event is over before offering them ‘free to use’ for the public. Whether or not that is already happening though, I am not sure. (Insight anyone?)

As for me, while I prefer to own the backdrops I use for editing purposes, I do like the place as it offers quite a lot for bloggers and residents to use and it did give me some ideas for backdrops that I will definitely go out and purchase on my own.

From what I saw when I first visited, the group is free to join and no profit is being made from the use of these backdrops. There is a sim tip jar, however, and obviously if you are using the place it wouldn’t hurt to help support the upkeep. Sim costs don’t just grow on trees, you know. Whether or not tipping might be considered profit is up for debate, I’m sure.

All in all, I’ve certainly heard some good feedback from both sides. Arguments that Backdrop City is taking a bite out of creators’ profits by offering their items for free use, yet at the same time hearing that it isn’t much different than people reselling gachas for a cheaper (or higher/profitable) price. Or, in visiting just about a sim and taking pictures with anything but Linden plants in the background. Same difference, no?

What are your thoughts on Backdrop City, or the controversy surrounding free to use backgrounds for the community?

Meanwhile, I will just be over there, sipping my Lipton with Kermit the Frog.

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Navy & Copper – Latte Hair (gingers) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Scandalize – Valvena Pants (militar) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Rebel Gal/Ec. Cloth – Ruffled Lace-Up Bustier (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Coco – Puffer Jacket (maple)
Breathe – Jona Heels (black) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden
Nanika – Darina Tattoo (black)
Anachron – Round Frame Glasses (top bar gold/tinted)
Bamse – Tagged Choker (bye felicia) NEW RELEASE @ Gacha Garden

Poses by Vilda & Phew
Scene by Milk Motion (road to nowhere)
Location @ Backdrop City

Please Tame Me

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
Insol – Mara Skin (peach) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
L’Etre – Cheyenne Lipstick #4
CandyDoll – Lacey Jumpsuit NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Coco – Biker Jacket Over Shoulders (black)
Real Evil – Leather String Choker (w/hud)
Little Bones – Fabia Hair (the blend) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Gos – Gigi Sandals (black) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Minimal – Chiara Glasses (gold) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Poses by Label Motion
Prop by Foxcity (please tame me photo booth) NEW RELEASE @ Cosmopolitan

Look #11

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Avril w/freckles (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
The Secret Store – Lana Romper (mesh) (paisley) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Amala – The Alaska Rings (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Exile – Afterparty (mesh) (natural fusion) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Coco – Felt Fedora Hat w/ Wide Brim (mesh) (beigegrey)
LaGyo – Santa Fe Necklace (mesh) (gold)
Auxiliary – My Oversized Leather Tote (mesh) (tan)
Izzie’s – Body Freckles
Letis Tattoo – Ixchel NEW RELEASE @ Ultra Event
Reign – Native Boots (mesh) (tan)

Poses by Exposeur
Location @ ISON

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)