Despite it’s neutral status, I’ve always found black to be the hardest shade to stylize. With concepts such as the ‘little black dress’ or that ‘black goes with everything,’ it’s not an easy reputation to live up to. Not only can its use be completely overdone, but if you’re anything like me- you can’t seem to settle on one particular style, so your end result winds up looking like your favorite inspiration board on steroids.
Fortunately for me, there are tons of great pieces released every day that help with my choices, which I am wearing here, but somehow, I think I’ll still tend to forget that black is supposed to be simple.
What’s your favorite way to wear this iconic shade?
Glam Affair – Stella Mesh Head & Megan Skin (america)
Just Because – Emma Top (black) NEW RELEASE @ Mesh Addicts Event
Maitreya – High Waisted Jean Shorts (#1)
LeLutka – HBSE-NV-0004 & A-NV-0003 (naturals) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Tetra – Double Wrap Bootie with Socks (black) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Foxy – Suede Wrap Choker (black) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Promagic – Shyla Rings 3 & 4 (gold) NEW RELEASES @ Shiny Shabby
RealEvil – Miriam Ear Piercings (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Izzie’s – Studded Tights (applier)
Poses by Exposeur
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
Boy, oh boy! The weather here in Florida has been G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S, which is why I haven’t been around that much the past few weeks. But, I promise you’ll start seeing more of my posts regularly, now! With a nice tan already in place, I am ready to do the same here in SL.
With that being said, the new CandyDoll romper at faMESHed is super cute and flirty and I loved pairing it with the new hair that I got from Truth for the Epiphany Gacha Event. It was kind of hard to choose just one romper based on the tiny swatches provided (I kind of wish there was a demo HUD,) so I wound up purchasing the fatpack so I can pick my favorite and so you all a complete image of the patterns. It doesn’t do them justice. You can also change the lace and belt colors as well.
This month is also the fourth birthday of faMESHed and many designers have left out a free gift at the event just for the occasion! Head on down there to claim them!
Catwa – Annie Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Kumi (asia) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
CandyDoll – Leilani Romper (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Kibitz – Quartz and Pearls Necklace (mesh) (copper)
Zenith – Bow Clutch (mesh)
Ingenue – Abella Heels (mesh) (pearl)
Truth Hair – Kera (mesh) (light blondes) NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany Gacha Event
Minimal – Stella Earrings (mesh)
Redgrave – Aviators (mesh)
Poses by Exposeur
Is it me, or has anyone noticed how difficult it’s been to get into events lately? faMESHed, Collabor88, Uber… I’m seeing a theme. While I am glad to see some of my favorite events garnering more traffic, I still find myself resisting the urge to pull a
Walmart SL version of Jeff Dunham. Just saying.
On the flip side, this month marks the first anniversary of Shiny Shabby! It’s amazing how fast time has gone by. I was able to pick up some really great finds when I did manage to get in, though I’m sure I’ll be heading back for more soon. But even if nothing at the event catches your eye, be sure to stop on by anyway. Most of the creators have put out some fabulous free anniversary gifts for the occasion, including this coffee tumbler from Vale Koer. What fashionista could possibly go without her morning cuppa?
Also happening, is an extended version of Exposeur’s sale. The wonderful RubyStarlight Writer explains about her situation here and why she has extended her sale, and as an owner of two cats myself, I can only imagine what she must be going through. So, if you are looking for some really great poses and props for a good price, please stop on by the Exposeur mainstore and show your support Ruby and her babies. <3
Glam Affair – Soha (asia 03) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Catwa – Annie Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Bold & Beauty – Lindsey Lipstick (catwa applier)
Izzie’s – Body Freckles Applier
Aidhona – Body Moles for Maitreya
Hucci – Tiga Dress (mesh) (moonglow) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Maitreya – Moccasin Boots (mesh) (tan) & Slouch Stockings (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Minimal – Carmen Crown (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
League – Tassles Necklace (light brown) & Crochet Belt Tie (modified)
Elikatira – Olivia (mesh) (variety) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Molichino – Vespuci Belt (mesh) (almond/gold) (modified) (no longer available)
Reign – Boho Rings (mesh) (mandarin set)
Vale Koer – Shinny Shabby Tumbler (mesh) Anniversary Gift @ Shiny Shabby
Poses by Exposeur
Okay, so I finally caved. I love mesh heads in SL and though I tried the first round of those from LeLutka and was suitably unimpressed by the style of the heads, I have to admit that the second batch was more geared to my style of avatar. After some debate, I decided on Stella, whom I felt had a more fresh and playful look to her, as opposed to the others. I like the curvature of the chin and jaw much more, the definition and the flirty set to the lips and the presence of- lo’ and behold, cheekbones! Nevertheless, I am having a lot of fun playing with the HUD, which offers so much more in the way of options and at a seriously smaller price tag than that of the Mesh Project.
Also new this week are skirts and cropped tops from ColdLogic, gorgeous and modifiable belts from Molichino and an expansive mesh pose prop from Exposeur for the 3rd Birthday Round of faMESHed.
Glam Affair & LeLutka – Mesh Head & Skin (america) NEW RELEASES @ LeLutka Mainstore
ColdLogic – Reid Shirt (mesh) (cotton) & Brocco Skirt (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Chemistry – Zara Hair (mesh) (hud 1) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
SLink – Mesh Hands & Feet
ieQed – Hipster Booties (mesh) (black)
League – Floral Rocks Jewelry Set (mesh) (w/hud)
Molichino – Vespuci Belt (mesh) (black shadow) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Poses and Prop by Exposeur (mesh) (the white rooms) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
I feel like a princess, or a queen up in my new fairytale tower by Exposeur, and this adorable dress by Moon Amore is all about Cinderella getting ready for the ball. My Disney loving heart is swooning, for sure!
The fairytale round of Oneword ends tomorrow, so hurry before it’s too late. Your carriage awaits!
Glam Affair – Lara (america)
The Mesh Project – Mesh Head & Deluxe Body
Clawtooth – Business Time (mesh) (snow)
Moon Amore – Aurelia Dress & Crown w/ Birds (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (fairytales)
SLink – Mesh Hands
Prop & Pose by Exposeur (Fairytale Tower) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (fairytales)
Both N-Core and Maitreya have some awesome new releases out this week and I am so excited! I am thrilled to see Nuria finally making her iconic heels for SLink feet. I am also in love with the new releases from Maitreya this week that hone in on the new Lara mesh body in a sexy little strapless number. You can pick this, and others up at the mainstore now!
As for my scene, I am strutting my stuff on the new Rowne catwalk prop for the Arcade. I looooove this prop. My first thought was that it was a simple stage set up, however it is everything but! This is a full fledged skybox with outstanding textures and with the addition of poses for the seating, could easily be used as a small runway for shows.
Glam Affair – Lara (america) & Romantic Jewelry Set (mesh) (peach) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
The Mesh Project – Moody Mesh Head & Deluxe Mesh Body
Maitreya – Zene Dress (mesh) (silver-blue) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
N-Core – Knotted (mesh) (w/hud) (slink add-on) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Soonsiki – Shelly Hair (mesh) (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
SLink – Mesh Hands & High Feet
Rowne – Catwalk Prop (mesh) (rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (March 2015)
Pose from Exposeur