Essentially Vogue

I love when I see things with my name in them, so naturally, I have to have it. Even better is when it reflects my style (or part of it!) This new Cara dress from Liv-Glam is a one-shouldered mesh dress. For the daring fashionista, it can be worn without the provided bra and panties, but I decided to play it safe and wear them for modesty’s sake. I wanted to glam it up into something elegant and sophisticated- something Sex and the City, perhaps, so I went with a high ponytail, an edgy peep-toe and flashy shades. The dress comes with a HUD that allows you to choose between six colors and is a fantastic piece to dress up or down.

House of Fox has a Runway Essentials set out for the Arcade that provided the perfect backdrop to my outfit. The complete set includes a dressing room, vanity with bench, assorted makeups, fashion clothing rack and cosmetic chair. There is only one more week left of the June round of the Arcade, so grab your taxi before it’s too late!

My Outfit :

Belleza – Shyla (medium)

Liv-Glam Boutique – {He La} Summer ’13 Cara Dress (mesh) NEW RELEASE

Redgrave – Carrie Shoes (mesh)

Truth Hair – Delta (mesh) (browns03) NEW RELEASE

SLink – Enhancement Hands (mesh)

Je Suis – A.E. Fingernails (glossy french naturals) NEW RELEASE

Gos – Butterfly Sunglasses (black)

Mandala – Nyorai Jewelry Set (mesh) (silver)

Maxi Gossamer – Boho Bangles (lacquered etched silver)

House of Fox – Continental Wallet (mesh) (black) from the September round of the Arcade

Props:

House of Fox – Runway Essentials Set (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Apple Fall – Vogue Frame (mesh) & Junkyard Door (mesh) (hepburn)

Schadenfreude – Dress Form (mesh) (elephant brocade) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white)

Dutchie – Hanging Robe (mesh) & Towel Prop (mesh)

Aria – Oolong Teacup Planter Vanda Orchid (mesh) (nostalgic) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Poses from Diesel Works

Delicious

Spring is in the air and with it, so many awesome new releases! N-Core just released these new Delicious Sandals yesterday and I AM IN LOVE! They are adorably elegant and sexy and have a vintage feel to them. Of course, I couldn’t resist buying the whole fatpack (over 50% savings!) because I just know I will be wearing them a lot!

Also new this week is the new Dakota dress from Maitreya! A similar top and leggings are new as well and come in a huge assortment of fabrics and colors to choose from!

I love a lot of things when it comes to fashion and accessories, but among my top five is anything floral related! LaGyo released a new Isabella accessory set for Collabor88 and the pale peachy color (available in 6 colors) paired perfectly with the Dakota dress for an overall light, springy look.

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Maitreya – Dakota Dress (mesh) (peach chiffon) NEW RELEASE

N-Core – Delicious Sandals (mesh) NEW RELEASE

LaGyo – Isabella Headpiece & Ring (mesh) (pale) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

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

Burley – Stasia Hair (mesh) (brown 01)

Poses by Marukin & Diesel Works NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88

Location @ Bay of Balfalas

The Arcade: March 2013

Finally, the new round of the Arcade has arrived and I am super excited to be invited to blog for the event this time! Don’t know what a gacha is? Well, it is all about betting against the odds. Pay a vendor to receive a random item from those available, then either keep playing to get what you want, or wait around and trade with others to possibly get the whole set!

For those who’ve never been to the previous Arcade Gacha Events, it is definitely worth at least one visit! When you arrive at the Country Club sim, you’ll find yourself at a sunny dockside where you’re greeted by the smell of popcorn, carnival music, the jingle of coins and silly old Archie Gachum, reminding us all to have fun.

Once inside, there is a wide array of gacha machines set up throughout. Each vendor offers their wares for prices ranging for as little as 25L up to 100L in price. Play one or play ’em all, then don’t forget to join the Arcade Group to get in on the trading!

This month, so many fantastic new gachas have been released from returning designers and ones that are new to the Arcade. For a full list of the creators and a listing of everything that is available at the event, be sure to check out the Arcade Shopping Guide.

When you’re finished playing the gachas, feel free to check out what the rest of the Arcade sponsors have created for us to enjoy. Souvenirs, a carousel and lots of fun arcade style games are set up for us to enjoy and help support the event.

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Truth Hair – Video Games (mesh) (light ginger RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

*BOOM* – Sailor Cap

Maitreya – Mesh Pencil Skirt Lth2 (mesh) (navy)

Paper Doll – Bow Bandeau (mesh) (nautical RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

SLink – Mesh Hands (bag r & elegant l) (mesh)

Milk Motion – Mini Leather Suitcase Bag (mesh) (navy RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Hucci – Lavan Wedge (mesh) (lemon) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

[NSD] – Anchor Ring

Storin – Kit Nautical Bangles (blue/gold)

FineSmith – Pearl Choker (red)

Poses from Diesel Works

Location @ Ymer Yacht Club

Sunshine & Smiles

I visited Kaelyn Alecto‘s finished sim recently and am really impressed with the wonderful work she’s done! It has a little bit of everything and I love the ocean-side boardwalk feel of the landing point. And as her sim is so aptly named, it really does start you off with a smile!

Also, not only has this super sweet girly opened up her sim to all of us, but it was also her rezday yesterday, so if you haven’t wished her all sorts of good things, it is not too late to do so! Happy Rezzday Kae!

ColdLogic also came out with some great new spring releases yesterday as well. They are a mash-up of short dresses and light cardigans in a variety of colors- absolutely perfect for the warmer months!

This month, there is also a great photo contest at ColdLogic as well. The deadline is February 28, so there is still a week left to get your entries in. The best part? The winner will receive every new release for an entire year! Free!

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Exile – Crazy in Love (mesh) (ember) NEW RELEASE

ColdLogic – Lutz (mesh) (butter) NEW RELEASE

[Gos] Boutique – Grace Sandal (mesh) (bronze)

SLink – Mesh Hands (mesh)

Maitreya – Calgary Clutch (mesh) (fawn)

Maxi Gossamer – Arial Lost Angel Necklace & Earrings (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Pose by Diesel Works

Location @ It All Starts With A Smile

[Gos] Boutique & FaMESHed

Though I’ve already blogged the cute Bowlicious Dress from the Secret Store, I couldn’t help but snag another few items off the release list at this months cycle of faMESHed, including this Queen of Roses headpiece by Glam Affair.

It was love at first sight when I saw these new shoes from [Gos] boutique, especially since they matched in color the headpiece I just had to have.

Even better is, in addition to the grand opening of the boutique, Gospel Voom is participating in a PDSA fundraiser (The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) in which with each new release, an exclusive design will be created, giving 100% of those proceeds towards this charity. I really think it is wonderful how creators in SL use their talents to help others and being a pet owner myself, it is truly a worthy cause. For more information on this charity and Gos’s story, please be sure to visit the mainstore.

Speaking of the new [Gos] boutique, has everyone seen the innovation new color matching HUD? I am in love! It is so easy to match your skin tone without all of the hassle of dealing with RGB values! Once you wear the new HUD, you’ll see three tabs- Manual, Easy and Nails. You do have the option to manual match your mesh feet/shoes to your avatar, or you can switch on over the the Easy Match tab. From there you will be directed to the [Gos] boutique website where you can choose from hundreds of skins from different creators. Click on the tone that applies and sync it with your HUD inworld and it is an instant match! How easy it that?

My Outfit –

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Pink Outfitters – Vera Peplum Skirt (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Fashion! – Sheer Ribbed Tank Top (white)

[Gos] boutqiue – Mae Platform (mesh) (blue) NEW RELEASE

Glam Affair – Queen of Roses Headpiece (mesh) (sky is the limit) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Truth Hair – Brianna (mesh) (pumpkinpie)

Maxi Gossamer – Arial Lost Angel Necklace & Earrings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

!Rebel Hope – Petra Leather Bag (mesh) (black pebble) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

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

Poses from Diesel Works

Location @ Southwest Gate

Peppermint

The new cycle of faMESHed is out this week and I was super excited to get in and check out all the great goodies released for this event! One of my favorite pieces is the adorable bowlicious dress from the Secret Store and the Fay hair from Wasabi Pills.

In my last post, I wrote about the new Night Life line releases by Maitreya. Also released are these new Shiki Sandals. I just love all of the color options that come with these platforms, over 30 in all!

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed) NEW RELEASE

The Secret Store – Bowlicious Dress (mesh) (peppermint) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Wasabi Pills – Fay Hair (mesh) (golden) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Maitreya – Shiki Sandals (mesh) (nude) NEW RELEASE

Mandala – Polly Ring (mesh) (mink w/gold metal)

Magic Nook – Parisian Romance Clutch (mesh) (latte)

Izzie’s – Glossy Lip Highlights (3C)

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

 

Poses from Diesel Works

Location @ Mayfair