Lookbook #5

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

My Outfit:

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

Armenelos

Calas Galadhon has re-opened! For those of you who were frequent visitors to these beautiful sims, Ty and Truck had closed them for a few weeks to update and redesign some aspects. My favorite Grecian inspired sim, Armenelos, no longer exists, but has instead been redesigned with a stunning forest wonderland. It’s gorgeous!

I managed not to break an ankle while exploring in my new heels from Hucci. I am so glad to see that Eboni has joined the bandwagon and started making shoes for all of the mesh bodies out there. I just love her shoe add-ons for SLink and the prices are great. You can grab a single color of these new Gabala pumps for $L295, or pick up the fatpack for an outstandingly low price of just $L695!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Lara (america)
The Mesh Project – Mesh Head
LaVian & Co – Get Lucky Outfit (mesh) Available for 55L Thursday @ the Mainstore
Catwa – Rockstar Hair (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Biker’s Choice Fair
MONS – Nose Jewel (mesh) (style1/silver) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
E.A Studio – Hijka Cross Piercings (mesh) (silver) (tmp add-on)
Swallow – Heartwings Necklace & Ring (mesh) (silver)
Hucci – Gabala Pump (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
SLink – Mesh Hands & High Feet
Pose by Picture This! (Demure Sits)
Location @ Armenelos

Winter Whites

Even though I am not much of a cold weather person, I love the whiteness surrounding the Winter season. All the crisp, sparking snow covering every surface is so clean and fresh, that I just love incorporating it into so many different aspects of my life, be it home decor or fashion.

I am so in love with this new sweater dress by Bueno, that I haven’t taken it off in days. It’s knitted fabric fits close to the body and can be dressed either up or down, which I’ve accomplished the former by adding elegant pearls and new infinity scarf by Izzie Button for the Liaison Collaborative. You can pick up the dress and this new set of poses I’m showing off at the new round of Kustom9.

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Bueno – Ella Sweater Dress (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Izzie’s – Infinity Scarf (mesh) (loose knit plain) NEW RELEASE @ The Liaison Collaborative
Yummy – Pearl Wisp Earring (mesh) (white)
ISON – Kabuki Crocodile Tote (mesh) (pearl)
Maxi Gossamer – Knotted Shimmer Pearls (mesh) (offwhite)
Zaara – Kashiti Bobble Ring (pearl)
Hucci – Kasos Pumps (mesh) (nudelace) (slink add-on)
SLink – Mesh Hands & Medium Height Feet
Truth Hair – Thalia (mesh) (variety)

Poses by LUXE (WSet5 Pack) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9

Location @ Mayfair

Dutchie a la Frenchie

Froukje Hoorenbeek, the mastermind behind the gorgeous and oft times super naughty Dutchie Furniture, has some fantabulous new releases this month. Both desk with chair and chaise lounge are color changeable via menu and as always, the quality is amazing, something we’ve all come to rely on from Dutchie.

The desk comes in both pg and adult versions, with 19 solo animations, one sequence and wearable/rezzable props. The french inspired lounger also comes in both versions and of course, the adult version can be tried at dutchie adult.

I’m also wearing the tuxedo version of the new Macha Outfit by Gizza, which I adore! Frankly, anything tuxedo inspired I love and just have to dig out the classic fedora to pair it with. I’m also using a new pose by an lar poses to stretch out on my new chaise. You can find these poses and other stretching inspired poses at the Oneword Event.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Loud Mouth – Alli Mesh Lips
Gizza – Macha Outfit (mesh) (tuxedo) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Truth Hair – Posy (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Vassnia – Mmmmm Hat (black&black)
Hucci – Jacmel Pump (mesh) (black widow)
SLink – Mesh Hands & High Feet
Dutchie – Adult Writing Desk w/ Chair (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Home & Garden Expo 2014 & Uber (Fifty Shades)
Dutchie – French Chaise Lounge (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Home & Garden Expo 2014 & Consensual
Pose by an lar [poses] (stretch series) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword

Bienvenidos a Miami

Party in the city where the heat is on.
All night on the beach til the break of dawn.
Welcome to Miami…

So of course I was jamming to some old school Will Smith while snapping my shots for this post. I mean, with a theme like ‘Miami Electric’ for the September Round of Collabor88, I am sure I’m not the only one. The fact that I also happen to live in the Sunshine State makes me even more exuberant to splurge on these bright colors and prints. Emery has one of my favorite ensembles this round, with a thin, light-weight tank top and tropical inspired pants. I was even able to work in my favorite turquoise with this lovely leafy pendant by Maxi Gossamer.

A lot of new hair releases have been hitting the grid this week, as well. Truth Hawks has two new releases and Posy, a full, wavy and definitely summery ponytail is among one of my new favorites. She’ll pair well with just about anything and is definitely fatpack worthy, so don’t miss out!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy w/ Appliers (america)
Loud Mouth – Alli Mesh Lips
Emery – Miami Top (mesh) (salmon) & Tropicana Pants (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88
Izzie’s – Aarya Bracelet (mesh) (w/HUD) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion
Hucci – Jacmel Pump (mesh) (coral exotic) Exclusive Release for 21Shoe Event (January 2014)
SLink – Mesh Hands & High Barefeet
Truth Hair – Posy (mesh) (variety) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore
Maxi Gossamer – Fairy Infinity (mesh) (long/turquoise/gold) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (mesh) (snake black) RETIRED (The Arcade September 2012)
Poses by Label Motion (carola) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

An Offer He Can’t Refuse

More goodies from Serafilms!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Summer (america)
Zenith – Boyfriend Shirt (mesh) (white)
Milk Hair – Winx (mesh) (samples) NEW RELEASE @ Hair Fair 2014
NM Atelier – Panama Hat (mesh) (gray) NEW RELEASE @ Serafilms (The Godfather II)
Cannibelle – Bullet Seam Stockings (with SLink appliers) (black) NEW RELEASE @ Serafilms (The Godfather II)
Wicked Peach – Business Nail Appliers NEW RELEASE @ Serafilms (The Godfather II)
SLink – Mesh Hands & High Barefeet (mesh)
Hucci – Jacmel Pumps (mesh) (black widow)
Wimey – Serious Business Briefcase (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Serafilms (The Godfather II)
Poses by Ploom
Location @ NotSoBad

Kiss From a Rose

I am loving the new round of Serafilms, which opened to the public today and introduced some seriously dangerous inspiration from the Godfather. Part II. But, dangerous in a good way, of course. I’ve splurged a bit on the rose theme, but I couldn’t help showing off some of the awesome things I’ve gotten in the past week. Chantel of Mynx has really been releasing some fabulous new stuff, including this mesh rose ring, which I adore! Even better is the fact that it comes with thirteen color and two metal options. I also love that is pairs so beautifully with the new jewelry set from Cae (for Serafilms) and this summery rose themed short set from Liv-Glam.

Oh, and did I mention that Hair Fair started today? Yes, hard to believe it’s that time of the year again and as much as my wallet hates my obsessive need to have it all, it really is for a great cause. Not to mention, how can you possibly pass up four sims jam packed with new hair? It’s heaven.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Summer (america) & Lipstick 2

Liv-Glam – Strange Transmissions (mesh) (hud 2) Secret Wednesday @ the Mainstore

Hucci – Epi Sandal (mesh) (cornerred) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore

Fiore – Alanna Flip Hair (mesh) (browns) NEW RELEASE @ Hair Fair 2014

Free Bird – White Felt Fedora (mesh) (caprice rare) NEW RELEASE @ Serafilms

Cae – Kay Jewelry Collection (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Serafilms

Mynx – Rose Ring (mesh) (red-gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore

SLink – Mesh Hands & High Barefeet (mesh)

Poses from Label Motion (paola) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

Miriam

Liquid mesh is fast spreading across the grid and the Redgrave team has made their mark in those ranks with this new, ready-for-summer dress. First off, I love the one shoulder look of this piece and the draping to the waist that has a bit of Indian flair to it.

The HUD that comes with this dress has some crazy customization options. Not only can you change fabrics, but textures and patterns as well as colors that completely change the look and feel of each one. There is also a random color picker, as well, for some rather nifty results. Also new in this HUD, is an option to give the dress a neon glow, perfect for raves or nighttime parties.

And for those of you who are not familiar with Liquid Mesh, here’s the simple lowdown: Liquid mesh is rigged; however, it does adjust according to an avatar’s shape (within reason,) therefore eliminating the need for a standard size. Of course, liquid mesh isn’t without its faults, either. Without the use of an alpha layer, body parts will still likely poke through the mesh, but in using an alpha layer that is designed on one shape, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself with transparency issues in areas that are not covered by the mesh itself. There is still some debate on whether liquid mesh will have a future in SL, but in the meantime, I haven’t encountered too many faults with the pieces I have tried out in the past.

As for the rest of my outfit, I was trying to decide on what shoes to wear with the dress when I stumbled across these exclusive colored sandals from Hucci. I never seem to actually blog the shoes the day of the 21Shoe Event, but at least you guys can get an idea of some of the awesome releases that are exclusive to this event. For more info, be sure to check out the website, and don’t forget to join the inworld group for reminders and notices for each month!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america) & Loudmouth Appliers (america) NEW RELEASES @ Skin Fair 2014

Loudmouth – Alli Lips (mesh)

Redgrave – Miriam Summer Dress (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore

Glam Affair – My Cute Roses Headpiece (mesh) (pink)

Hucci – Talasea Sandal (mesh) EXCLUSIVE RELEASE for 21Shoe Event

SLink – Mesh Hands & Mesh High Feet

LaGyo – Alice Necklace (mesh)

Ricielli – Birkin Bag (mesh) (pink crocodile) GROUP GIFT @ The Mainstore

Wasabi Pills – Kira Hair (mesh) (rye) (from the December 2013 round of the Arcade)

Poses by Marukin

 

Black Label Angel

The new, all-exclusive Black Label line from Liv-Glam added this new pant outfit to its ranks recently. Angel of Harlem features classy trousers and sophisticated blouses in three interchangeable colors and textures (via HUD!) so that you can create several different looks.

I am really in love with this outfit. The high-waisted pants are a perfect fit for the tucked in floral and lace blouse, two of my favorite combinations. The neutral colors can lend this outfit to a variety of uses, but I decided to go a little office glam by adding an up-do and glasses.

Though there is nothing tragic about this outfit, I did add a fun new ring by tea soup for the Oneword Event, whose voting for the second round word runs through March 26th.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america) & Fruit Lipstick (02) NEW RELEASES @ Skin Fair 2014

Liv-Glam – Black Label – Kim Collection – Angel of Harlem Outfit 1 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore

Truth Hair – Chynna (mesh) (blondes04)

SLink – Mesh Hands & High Feet

Hucci – Sokoto Pump (mesh) (midnight) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore

Cae – Perula Jewelry Set (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Boutique

Tea Soup – Tragedy Mask (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword

Iruco – Blow Glasses (mesh) (black)

Lark – Vixen Clutch (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Boutique

Poses by Elephante Poses

Location @ Neva Sky Villi

Blue Blood

With the new round of Collabor88 going back to business, I decided to spice things up a bit and apply some classy business accessories to this gorgeous peplum style mini-dress from the Kim Collection at Liv-Glam. Even with a blazer, this dress would make an awesome work outfit, but like any working girl, I am always looking forward to the after-hours. Sans blazer and with fashionable clutch in hand, I am more than ready for a night out on the town, nerdy glasses and all!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Zara

Liv-Glam [KC] – Bad Blood Dress 2 (mesh) for 55L @ Fi*Friday

Liv-Glam [KC] – Sunday Morning Clutch (mesh) (royal) EXCLUSIVE RELEASE @ Fashion Limited

Clawtooth – Business Time (mesh) (strawberry cream) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Maxi Gossamer – Part Time Boho Princess Necklace & Earrings (mesh) (lapis) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88

Yummy – Quinn Frames (mesh) (ice/modified) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

SLink – Mesh Hands & Mesh High Feet

Hucci – Riverton Sandals (mesh) (dazzblue-silver) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Poses by Flowey NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88