Welcome to the Jungle

Living in Florida, one kind of has to enjoy the tropical side of things. For me, it’s all encompassing. Tropical, jungle, beachy, you name it. The colors, the vibe and the feeling of relaxation I get when I’m surrounded by the nature of it all. Even my homes in both worlds are tropical inspired!

With that being said, it’s the 7th anniversary of Collabor88 and I am completed tickled by the ‘Rainforest’ theme of this round. With extra designers to celebrate, I found tons of gorgeous new pieces for my already overloaded SL inventory.

Osmia has released a sexy summer bikini with optional on/off sleeves and the top provides the perfect pairing to the shorts from Belle Epoque. Tropical rings from Astralia and my headpiece from LaGyo are a match made for the islands and added the perfect pop of red against all of this lush greenery.

I am also loving all of the new releases from Glam Affair. ‘Apple’ is available in the mainstore, and the fierce and thick brows are a statement all on their own.

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Apple (tone 6) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Osmia – Kendall Bikini Top (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Little Bones – King (the blend) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Belle Epoque – Irene Pants (green) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Astralia – Tropical Rings (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
LaGyo – Dominica Headpiece (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Backdrop by Soy (green plants wall panel) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Ice Cream Dreams

I had a pretty crazy week at work and so I didn’t have much of a chance to post before the end of my week. I always feel like I am behind when it’s been too long between posts, but of course we have to take the good with the bad, right?

Ever since I picked up the new props for LeLutka mesh heads, I haven’t been able to put them down. In fact, they were the first items to go into my ‘favorites’ folder that is included with the new Firestorm update. You can read more about that here.

The ‘Oral Fixation’ line is available at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, where you can pick up the animated versions of a lollipop, bubble gum, cotton candy and yes, even ice cream. As you can tell from the HUDs shown below, there are so many options for each treat, including color changing parts, messy face details, multiple animations and static poses.

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Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head & Delights Cream (w/HUD) NEW RELEASE @ the Mesh Body Addicts Fair
League – Alessa Skin (pale)
Zenith – Summer Lace Off-Shoulder Dress (blue) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Navy & Copper – Souffle (natural ombre & tips) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
American Bazaar – Balnea Beach Bag
Amias – Lois Bracelets (gold)
Kibitz – Classy Pendant Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Essenz – Monaco (tan) NEW RELEASE @ the Dubai Event
Tabloid – Baia Sunglasses (blue)

Poses by Bossie
Backdrop by Rama (#selfie // NY Restaurant RARE)

This Bad Girl

Bad Girl

It’s been a crazy busy week for me, so I don’t have much to report on today, but I did want to squeeze at least one post in before the end of the week.

I am loving this set by Pseudo, at Kustom9. I am not really sure what to classify it as- lingerie or swimsuit, so I added some combat style boots, visor and hair from Foxy and dared to hit the streets as is. I haven’t received any complaints so far!

Glam Affair has also released new skin ‘Patty’ for Uber. I am still in the air about the new tones. I love them, but my heart still beats for ‘America’ from the previous releases; however, an awesome trade off is all the new makeups, lashes, eye-shadows, brows and even contours for the new skins. Winner winner! I am wearing Patty, tone 6, with contour and red lipstick from set 8, at the mainstore. I am also loving the fierce arch of these brows!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Patty Applier (tone 6) w/ Lipstick 08 NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Pseudo – Joye Set (black) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Kibitz – Coddie Rings (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Foxy – Heat Wave – Vegas Hair RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany
Identity – Heart Beat II / Tattoo
Pichi – Every Beauty Needs Her Beast / Tattoo
Dirty Princess – the Coolest Princess Boots

Poses by Nina Rosario (pose set 70) NEW RELEASE @ the Mesh Body Addicts Fair
Backdrop by Rama (southwark area)

Island Vibes

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I love living in Florida. Even though I was born and mostly raised up North, I’ve since been converted to a hot weather and sunshine kind of girl. Give me the beach and laid back lifestyle over the snowy city any day. Even when it comes time for a vacation, I’d still rather go somewhere warm and tropical, preferably an island- as opposed to luxury cities like Paris or skiing in Colorado. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Bright and tropical colors are also my thing. I wear black from time to time, or rich jewel-toned colors- but even in my RL, I am in love with bright colors and tropical or floral prints. Tank tops, flip flops- you name it.

I don’t typically wear a lot of orange or pink in SL, but I do enjoy the combination of these colors, especially when I am in a tropical mood. When I saw this shirt from Boys to the Bone at last months round of Equal10, it stuck in my mind and so when I picked up these new releases from Blueberry, I ran straight to the BTTB mainstore to make a match. My piled high updo from Tableau Vivant (have you checked out their new hairbases yet?) reminds me that I still have a few more days of my vacation left to enjoy.

Last but not least, Hello Dave has some bright, Summery nail polish for the new group gift. I totally owe it to my girl Naughty for turning me on to Maia’s designs. I’ve been in love ever since. I love you, girl! <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Marytna Applier (tone 6) & Lipstick 09 NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Blueberry – Vicky Ruffle Top & Lounge Shorts (orange) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Boys to the Bone – Off-Shoulder Shirt (jungle)
Kibitz – Summer Loving Necklace (gold) & Tropicana Earrings (gold)
Tableau Vivant – Paula (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Reign – Lazy Slides / Tippy Toe
Junk Food – Slurper Cherry NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Hello Dave – Sorted for Summer GROUP GIFT @ the Mainstore
Seven’s – J’ad7or Visor (white/teal) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10

Poses by Foxcity (late night) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Backdrop by Focus Poses (summer backdrop)

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

New Releases @ Glam Affair

Glam Affair has recently undergone a massive new release extravaganza. Not only is the GA/Tableau Vivant mainstore sim brand spanking new, but there have been tons of new changes, including the following new skins:

LeLutka: Martyna, Sheila, Gwen, Rachel, Vivan, Giada & Amara (shown above)
Catwa: Adeline, Cherry, Jenny, Masha & Kira. Raquel is also available at the current round of Collabor88.
Genus (formerly Genesis Lab): Milly & Charlie

Even the previous location based skin tones are old news and have been replaced with 12 freshly revamped tones, as shown below. They differ slightly from the original ones in either lighter or darker shades and are numbered accordingly but nevertheless, they’ve been extremely well done.

Appliers are available for the Maitreya, Belleza and SLink bodies and are available at the mainstore for 279L per single tone, or the fatpack for 1,119L. Also, for all you Maitreya users out there, I’ve got a bit of news. The next update for the Lara mesh body will include the newer tones and as of right now, the existing tones will also remain. While there is no release date scheduled for this major update, I’ve been told that the designers hope to have it completed ‘very soon.’ Fingers crossed, ladies.

Each applier also includes three cleavage options, with and without body freckles. This is great for saving on layers!

Here are some highlights on the new updates:

Pro’s:

  • New body applier options which includes varying depths of cleavage and freckles.
  • New makeups, brows, mascara and hairbases (from Tableau Vivant) for LeLutka and Catwa heads (not shown.)
  • Freckles, moles and contouring options for LeLutka skins.

Con’s:

  • Though this one involves my personal taste, but if you’ve been a lover of the America tone as I have, you’ll have to settle for a version lighter or darker. While both are well done, it’s not quite the same.
  • For Maitreya owners, the default skins have not yet been updated so you’ll need to purchase the new body appliers just like everyone else or wait until the next update.
  • All new Glam Affair skins will only be released with the newer tones, so if you’re not a fan it’s unlikely you’ll be picking up anything new.

Love Cara

Hand-Painted Adventures

When I first saw this particular pattern of the Hollie jumpsuit from Osmia, I fell in love. I was also struck with a sense of deja vu because for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out where I’d been reminded of this pattern before. So with that missing piece of inspiration, Ms. Hollie has been sitting in my inventory just waiting to come out.

So yesterday I was browsing through Pinterest and my obsession with home decorating and lo’ and behold, there it was. These hand-painted terracotta Italian tiles. You know the ones- as seen on back-splashes and fountains and the like.

Although the Rewind Event ended a couple of days ago, Hollie and I were finally able to catch up over a beautiful Merlot, talk about our mutual love of the sea and create an ensemble that reminds us of those breezy Italian summers.

Have you ever had a home decor meets fashion spark of inspiration? I’d love to hear about it!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Osmia – Hollie Jumpsuit
Essenz – Istanbul (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Blush
Maitreya – Leather Satchel (lion)
Lamb – Sweet Hair (variety)
Yummy – Sea Treasures Rings
Mai Bilavio – Zodiac Chain Aquarius (gold)

Poses by Bossie
Location @ the Grove