Witchy Weekend

I absolutely love Halloween! Granted, trick or treating in Florida is often way too hot to enjoy, but the concept is still totally awesome. While I am too old when it comes to begging for candy, we’re never too old to play dress up! Am I right?

In SL, the possibilities are endless and for the first time, the Arcade is sponsoring a special pop-up holiday edition of its gacha event! That’s right, all you can play Halloween gachas are available from October 6th-31st. You can check out the shopping guide here!

There are tons of new releases and themed items to create the perfect Halloween costume. I’m wearing new releases from Osmia, Glam Affair and Scandalize, among others and added these perfect folded top boots from Essenz to finish off my witchy inspired ensemble.

What is your favorite part about Halloween?

Love Cara

My Outfit:

Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Dorothy Applier (17/RARE) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
L’Etre – Luminosite Lipstick #6
Wasabi – Paris Hair (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Osmia – BloodyPromGacha – Short Dress (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scandalize – Sabrina Black Hat/RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Essenz – Colorodo (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Seasons Story
Canimal – Oh My Goth Necklace (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Black Bantam – Cutie Sphinx Kitten NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
ChicChica – ChicStick #2/RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Backdrop by Glam Affair (dark stage/rare)

It Was All Yellow

Grey and yellow are one of my favorite modern color combinations and I love pairing them together in different ways. When I saw these new shoes from Glamistry, I knew right away that they would work perfectly with the new, long-sleeved dress from Just Because. Lace leggings soften the sunny shade and a cozy scarf has me ready for fall!

What is your favorite funky color combination?

My Outfit:

Catwa – Annie Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Calliope (america)
Just Because – Silvia Dress (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Fashionz – Sweater Scarf (canary yellow)
Glamistry – Hortensia Heels (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Wasabi Pills – Savannah Mesh Hair (basics) NEW RELEASE @ the Crossroads
Maitreya – Calgary Clutch (yellow)
I <3 F – Laced Leggings (black)

Poses by Flowey

Trinity & Camille

Meet Trinity!

She’s the newest, and first addition to the LAQ line of skins, and now, mesh heads. Currently, I have her paired with the equally new Camille, in tone 1.0. By default, Trinity comes with the Wilma skin, which is also available in the mainstore and comes with a much larger range of options than the others.

When I first put on Trinity, I was completely torn. I loved the lips, loved the cute button nose and adored the shape of the face and jaw. But, the eyes are just too squinty for me and the face a little too wide. Unfortunately, Trinity isn’t rigged, which means that unlike most mesh heads, you are not able to make small adjustments using the head stretch/length sliders. (Though you can adjust the head size.) Definitely a bummer. Nevertheless, I played around with the suggested slider settings (available in an included notecard) and added my own personal touches.

After trying on the available appliers, I settled on Camille as she felt the most like me, but I am definitely disappointed that for L$990, all I received was a basic skin tone with one brow color (med/dark brown) and a small hud for eyeshadows and lipsticks (seven each.) Though the skin is lovely, I was definitely hoping for more options.

Trinity’s hud is very simple and well organized. As I mentioned, Wilma is the default skin and while you can scour the grid searching for Omega compatible options for brows and makeup, you can still use the hud’s default options over your other skins. Another great hud feature, is the option to choose your head size, which will automatically adjust your lashes and eyebrows to fit your head, saving you the hassle. You can also change the length of your lashes with a simple slider and apply tints to each category, including brows, hairbases and makeup.

The second tab of the hud is for expressions and while there aren’t as many options as say, Catwa or Logo, the ones offered are still really nice. I love all of the multiple options for the varying degrees of parted lips, for which I am a huge fan. There is also a play button, which can rotate through all of the stages, or a ‘skip’ button which allows you to remain on a static stage of the animation. This is definitely great for photographers.

Lastly, one of the biggest flaws I noticed while trying on hair today, was that about 40% of everything I tried- didn’t fit! To me, it appears as if the egg head and forehead angle of the design itself could use some fine-tuning, though this would hardly be necessary if the head were rigged. Fortunately, most hair creators offer multiple size options in their hair packs, but for those that don’t, it can be frustrating.

Overall, for a first mesh head I think LAQ is onto something good and I look forward to seeing what the updates and future new releases will bring. I, for one, am definitely hoping for more eyelash and skin options, as well as some kind of layer that will allow for freckles and blush appliers for the entire face, among others. Though it will take some time for other skin creators to get on board in creating for Trinity, if at all, I am excited to see what happens next. What are some of the features you’d like to see on the next release?

Pro’s:

  • Omega compatible (if you know of Omega creators that work with Trinity, please let us know in the comments!)
  • Adjustable eyelash length.
  • Expressions features.

Con’s:

  • Not rigged mesh.
  • Lack of options for available appliers.
  • No full face makeup appliers.
  • L$3100 + L$990 per applier for one brow tone.

My Outfit:

LAQ – Trinity Mesh Head & Camille Skin (1.0) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Wasabi Pills – Belle Hair (mesh) (basics)
Bauhaus Movement – Mavi Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Lazybones – Luma Bikini Top (mesh) (black)

Look #13

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Giorgia Mesh Head & Sandra Skin (cream)
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Sakide – Tropic Tunic (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Wasabi Pills – Rowan Hair (mesh) (basics) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
JamBee – Ilsa Wedges (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Swallow – Pax Ears (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Black Bantam – Continental Caged Bucket Tote (mesh) (tan) Available @ the Dressing Room Fusion
Besom – Huge Turquoise Rings (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Kibitz – Meli Necklace (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Zoom – Quartz Glasses (mesh)

Poses by EverGlow (sunshine set) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair

Riding into Autumn

I love going back to places I’ve already been and seeing what changes have overcome them, especially now that the fall months are here. I’ve been to Frisland before, admiring the rolling hills and beautiful animals, so now I am back, exploring the lovely changing of leaves, cooler temperatures and that crisp atmosphere that only comes from Fall. A farm theme definitely embodies all of that!

I’m channeling a bit of Michael Jackson, I think, with these new pieces from COCO for faMESHed. These mesh pants, jacket and fedora come in a variety of colors and I just love the addition of the glove. Epic. A perfect match to this ensemble are new shoes by Just Design for the Fifty Shades round of Uber (oohlala!) and what a better way to show them all off, than with some editorial poses by PosESion for Kustom9!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america) & Flower Lipstick 1
Izzie’s – Freckles & Moles
COCO – Tailored Pants (mesh) (deepgreen) & Shawl Collar Coat w/ glove (mesh) (black) & Felt Fedora Hat (mesh) (brown) NEW RELEASES @ faMESHed
Wasabi Pills – Roberta (mesh) (gingerbread) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Maxi Gossamer – Cyrene Necklace (mesh)
Steinwerk – Bonnie & Clyde Sunglasses (mesh)
Just Design – Anastasia Heels (mesh) (leather earth) NEW RELEASE @ Uber (Fifty Shades)
SLink – High Feet (mesh)

Poses by *PosESion* (freeza) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9

Location @ Frisland

Hair Fair 2014

The 9th Annual Hair Fair is upon us and for such a great cause as ‘Wigs for Kids’ it is definitely worth the lag, full sims and endless hours of shopping. Even more than that, by donating in any way, we are all working together to make a difference for children benefited by this great cause. Not only that, but in just the past three years alone, Hair Fair has raised more than $35,000! See for yourself and check out the thank you letters here.

Naturally, I went a little overboard in shopping (and spending!) but I am so glad I did. Here are a few of my finds, though I’ll be sure to post some more once the furor dies down a little bit!

As always, help us fellow shoppers enjoy Hair Fair by coming in as low lag as possible. That includes removing unnecessary scripts, HUDs and gadgets that hold no use when shopping. And if you still can’t beat the lag, don’t forget to join the Hair Fair Demo Group so that you can try out all of your favorites beforehand! For those of you that know exactly what you want, you can grab direct LMs to your favorite store here!

Featured Hair (from left to right) :

Milana – Nikola (mesh) (light blondes)
Olive – the Anna Hair (mesh) (hud 1)
LeLutka – Christine (mesh) (bournville)
Kik – Peggy Hair (mesh) (blonde)

Milk – Winx Hair (mesh) (samples)
Mina – Iris (mesh) (light browns)
Lamb – Sacred Hair (mesh) (ginger pack)
Wasabi Pills – Barbara Hair (mesh) (reds pack)

Analog Dog – Pop Scotch (mesh) (candy) Hair Fair 2014 Gift
Argrace – Cowboy Hait / Minami (mesh) (copper)
Blues – Crystal Hair (mesh) (essentials)
Moon – Ninth Ave Reverie (mesh) (naturals 2)