Havana Nights

Havana

I’ve totally had some Latin fever going on this Summer. I was watching the second Dirty Dancing movie just the other day and of course the hit song by Camila Cabello has been lighting up every other station since it’s debut. I can’t seem to escape it.

So I’ve been looking for an outfit that could feed this Latin heat and of course, Tetra and Ison had to go and collaborate on this gorgeous new top and skirt combo. It definitely makes me want to get up and salsa.

In fact, I think it would be great to see a whole lot more collaboration from designers for well… Collabor88. Makes sense, no? I’d love to hear who you think should do a collaboration together!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Vivian Skin w/contour (tone 6) & Eyeshadow 08 NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Tetra – Mokatana Top (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ison – Mokatana Skirt (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Little Bones – Hera (the blend) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Kibitz – Secret Love Rings & Pheo Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Essenz – Cuzco (tan) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Poses by Exposeur

Prop by Pseudo (bay side building)
Palm trees by Fanatik, grass by ArchiTech & Amalfi string lights by What Next

The Arcade – September 2014

It’s so hard to believe that September is here and that fall is pretty much around the corner. Though the weather hasn’t started cooling off yet, it’s safe to say that fall is definitely among us, what with all the buzzing about the September (fall) round of the Arcade. With the big birthday round and the Arcade turning two this month, the designers that have been invited to participate have really knocked our socks off with some great new releases.

Though there weren’t as many apparel related items as I would have liked to see, I am nevertheless thrilled by the items up for grabs. One of my favorites this round, is the La Petite Joie Cafe Collection from 8f8. The build of the cafe itself is stunning. Warm, rich wood, amazing shadows and crisp textures. I especially love the skylight and how all of the windows can change between two version with just a click.

I spent two days decorating in and around my new cafe with some more of my favorite Arcade pieces. Well, as many as I could fit into one setting, that is. I even managed to squeeze in a few non-Arcade items as well, like this new release long modern sideboard from Molichino. With this being Aurelia’s first foray into furnishings, I must say I am suitably impressed by it and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

The Scene:

8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe Collection (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Seven Emporium – Giddy Up Sign RARE, No Smoking Sign, Checker Table and Set, Radio 1A579-A and Tossed Dice (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Aria – Gretchen Rugs (fade to black) (golden teal) (cream,) Peonies in a vase, Side Table, Armless Chair RARE, Small Cloche with a pinecone & Wooden Vase Pair (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Boogers – Fly Away, Punkin, Bearchie RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Consignment – Bike Planter (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Fashionably Dead – Cats 2, 16 RARE (mesh) (texture change) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Half-Deer – Kerfluffle Sheep in Hot Cocoa RARE, Chai Latte, Writer & Autumn Love (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Ispachi – Sleeping Puppy in Basket RARE (mesh) & Flipflops (mes) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Junk – Memory Collector RARE, Keyhole Clock (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
MishMish – Aries, Capricorn, Leo (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pure Poison – Tammy Boots (mesh) (brown) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Sorgo – Tarot Cards (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Tarte – Books and Tea (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Vespertine – Leaf Herbarium Book (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Zaara – Antique Telephone, Vintage Frames, Camelbone Box and Comb (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Zigana – Stacked Envelopes, Door Deco (mesh) (mixed) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods
Fanatik – Lisbon Roads
Molichino – Long Modern Sideboard (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore
Artilleri – Autumn Leaves Groundcover

Emery @ faMESHed

I love, love, love anything that is both classic and/or vintage and Emery has really wowed me at the March cycle of faMESHed with this 80s inspired fringed top and studded denim shorts. I really enjoyed trying a different style than what I usually wear and will definitely look forward to future mesh creations from Sunami!

That I was able to pair it with a few more of the items I picked up at the Arcade, including the ISON boots that I am absolutely in love with, is just too good to be true. I’ve been haunting the trading group and yard sales for the last color I need for the collection, so if anyone has or has seen these boots in Pewter, I’ll sell my soul for them! ♥

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Emery – Roback Top (mesh) (black) & High Waist Denim Short Hope (mesh) (tie-dye cloudy) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Exile – Crazy In Love (mesh) (ember)

ISON – Hawkin Boots (mesh) (black gold RARE) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Fanatik – Logo Bangle (mesh) (fuck you RARE) & (OMG) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Whatever – Cross Spiked Earrings (mesh) (gold) & At Least He Asked Ring (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASES @ The Dressing Room Fusion

Maxi Gossamer – Black Sun Necklace & Ring (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Olive – The Refreshed Bear Trap Necklace (mesh) (gold/copper) & the 7 Times Dying Cross Necklace (mesh) (carbon)

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

Poses by Focus Poses

Location @ Hathian

The Arcade Part II

I seriously must have spent a small, or large, fortune at the Arcade, and even after trading and selling all of my duplicates, I still can’t believe how much stuff I have amassed! This event is totally addicting though, but definitely worth it, so I recommend exercising some serious self control before walking through the doors!

I have spent the better part of this week just trying out and having fun with some of the things I’ve picked up. I have so many favorites that I can’t choose just one, but then again- that is part of the allure! I’d love to hear what everyones favorites are this round!

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Tee*fy – High-Waist Denim Shorts (mesh) (bleached)

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

DCNY – Sporty Socks (crimson/peacock 2)

The Secret Store – Vintage Roller Skates (mesh) (classic) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Iruco – Blow Glasses (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Milk Motion – Wool Felt Cat hat (mesh) (studded red) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

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

LeLutka – Alice Hair (mesh) (blondefun)

Noodles – Fairytale Charm Bracelet (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Olive – Folded Paper Letter Necklace (mesh) (<3 RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Fanatik – Logo Bangle (mesh) (love) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

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

Poses by Focus Poses

Location @ It All Starts With A Smile

Spikes

FaMESHed has been updated with some super new releases this month and among them this new spiked dress from Fanatik. I absolutely love how it comes with a color change HUD that allows you to choose between gold or silver for the spikes that adorn the sweetheart neckline.

Maitreya also has a new release, the Liaison mesh pumps. The new mesh HUD is loaded with options, but I do wish that this particular shoe allows you to change metal colors, as the single color is currently silver. What is great though, is that it comes with a socks option as well as the ability to remove the ankle strap as well.

And, for those of you looking for great prices on fun poses, Flowey is having a 4th Anniversary Sale with some great new and semi-new releases, all 40% off!

My Outfit :

Fanatik – Dress with Spikes (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ FaMESHed

Maitreya – Liaison (mesh) (raven) NEW RELEASE

Boon – Gathered Raised Hairbase (red) & YNO412 hair (red)

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

Whatever – Spiked Bun Headband (black/gold) & Aviator Glasses (gold) & Spike Earring (gold)

Poses from Flowey & Bent