Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Not Mesh Look #1

I have a love/hate relationship with mesh.  I love it because of the way it moves with my avatar, the ultra-realistic shape of clothing, shoes, and hair, and mesh hair simply rocks my socks off!

The only thing I don't like about mesh is that not everyone in SL can view it.  Now, it's easy to say "Well, everyone needs to upgrade to a mesh viewer"... but... not everyone's computer can run a mesh viewer.  Now, I'm not an expert by any means on computer specs but when my friends say, "mesh viewers won't run on my computer"... I believe them. :)

I like my friends and I want them to see me as I see me on my screen, so I choose not to wear mesh in their presence.  In fact, the only time I wear mesh when going out is when I'm alone and not expecting to run into any acquaintances.

That being said, I've decided to feature looks on my blog that are not mesh.  I know there must be readers out there who can't see mesh and I want to do my part to show them fun, fashionable looks that they AND everyone else can actually see :)

So.... on with today's look. :)

I'm wearing a to-die-for gown from AZUL called Calypso.  It comes in a gorgeous array of colors and I'm wearing it in "opal".  It is simply the sexiest gown I own and I wear it often.  My hair is the gorgeous Briony from Truth and it is actually a newish release... thank you Truth Hawks for continuing to release new hair that we all can enjoy!

Shoes are Maitreya Gold Foxy and jewelry is from Virtual Impressions.

It's not mesh......... and I like it. :)


Gown:  Azul - Calypso in Opal
Shoes:  Maitreya  Gold Foxy in Silver
Jewelry:  Virtual Impressions - Tyche Earrings & Necklace in Platinum and Diamonds
Hair:  Truth - Briony w/Roots in Mahogony
Skin:  League - Isla in Suntan Glamour Brunette
Nails:  Izzie's - Classic Nails
Eyes:  IKON - Kaleido Eyes in Reef
Lashes:  Redgrave - Elemental 16
Pose:  DJ Designs

Monday, September 24, 2012

Jaywalking On The Wild Side

My friend GoodCross passed me this pose (his creation) a few days ago that he had appropriately named "Female Jay Walking".  I was in a dangerous mood so I donned these hot new boots from LeeZu and took a jaywalk on the wild side at The Wash.  I had a great time shopping and listening to the music stream there.

These boots were definitely made for walking... and they jaywalk pretty good too. I thought I might find my mojo, but had no luck.   I guess I'm destined to wander though SL, searching for it.... who knows what I might find along the way! ;-)


Dress:  [VM] VERO MODERO - Square Dress
Boots:  LeeZu - Piccadilly Overknee Boots in Black
Hair:  Truth - Tashia w/ Roots in oasis
Skin:  Glam Affair - Cassiopea - Jamaica 07 BL
Nails:  Izzie's - Classic Nails
Jewelry: Mustang Trading Post - Genre Flower Set
Eyes:  IKON - Sunrise Eyes - Caribbean Blue
Shape:  DJ Designs - Lara Shape
Pose:  GoodCross Resident
Location:  The Wash

Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Breathing In" The Garden of Dreams

I love taking photos at Garden of Dreams.  The photos always have a dreamy, painterly quality to them.  I feel like I'm part of the scenery almost and that feels really nice.

It's a beautiful place and everyone should visit it at least once. :)

Here's your ride, should you wish to visit...


Dress:  Mons - Long Sleeve Dress (The Dressing Room Blue)
Necklace:  Glow Studio - Seahorse Necklace
Hair:  Truth - Winona w/Roots - mocha
Skin:  League - Isla Suntan Glamour Brunette
Eyes:  IKON - Kaleido Eyes - Reef
Lashes:  Redgrave - Elemental 16
Pose:  My Akeyo AO
Location:  Garden of Dreams

Color Challenge Week 39 - Hunter Green

Have you ever lost your mojo?  Trust me... it's not fun.  I been looking for mine for several weeks now and I HOPE I find it soon.  If you've seen it, let me know... there is a small reward. ;-)


Outfit:  Purple Moon Creations -  Manager's Choice #83 ($55L Fridays)
Bracelet:  League - Wanderer Black
Ring:  Pepper - Pieces Ring
Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer - Marrakech Heart - Gold Medium (Collabor88)
Hair:  Truth - Janice w/Roots Champagne
Skin:  Unique Megastore - Wendy Bronze 02
Feet:  Slink - Mesh Feet
Eyes:  IKON - Sunrise Eyes in Turquoise
Lashes:  Redgrave 16
Skybox:  Barnesworth Anubis - New Orleans Studio (Collabor88)
Pose:  one of mine

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Color Challenge Week 38 - Papaya Whip


Dress:  Milk Motion - Lace Dress (Collabor88)
Ring:  LaGyo - Mother's Pearl Big Ring (Collabor88)
Headband:  LaGyo - Catty Headband (The Dressing Room)
Bag:  The Grocery Store & Market - Save the Planet Shopping Bag
Hair:  Truth - Azrea w/Roots - Sandlewood
Skin:  AUX - Love Skin Medium - Timeless (Collabor88)
Eyes:  IKON - Kaleido Eyes - Night (Group Gift September)
Lashes:  DAMNED - My Perfect Lashes
Pose:  MINE
Location:  The Grocery Store & Market

Thursday, September 13, 2012

R.icielli @ The Dressing Room

Today's look is a gorgeous mesh coat dress from R.icielli currently at The Dressing Room for a greatly reduced price.  (The price makes it even better!)  I added tights from A&A Fashion, also at The Dressing Room for a reduced price.  Shoes were a no-brainer... my go-to shoes, Mstyle's Goshi Pumps.

My hair is new... Azrea from Truth.  I love it!  Skin is the lovely Cassiopea from Glam Affair.  If I look a little different, I'm auditioning a new shape.  I tell you more about her later.  :)

The shots are raw straight from SL with only cropping and my name added... so what you see is what you get. :)


Dress:  Ricielli - Coat/Lemon (The Dressing Room)
Shoes:  Mstyle - Goshi Pumps Black
Tights:  A&A Fashion - 2012 Tights (The Dressing Room)
Hair:  Truth - Azrea w/Roots in Sandlewood
Skin:  Glam Affair - Cassiopea - Jamaica Tesea BL
Nails:  Izzie's - Gradient Nails
Eyes:  IKON - Kaleido Eyes - Night
Lashes:  DAMNED - My Perfect Lashes
Poses:  Adorkable - Maillot

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Sea Hole @ Collabor88

This lovely sweater and pants ensemble I'm wearing is another great find at the latest edition of Collabor88.  I'm wearing The Sea Hole's Mister Trousers and Harvard Sweater.  There are lots of color combinations to choose from... I chose "Sherbert". :)

My jewelry is also a Collabor88 item...LaGyo's Mother's Pearl Earrings, Necklace, and Ring.  Clicking each item brings up a texture change menu that allows you to change textures for both the pearls and the metals.

I'm still wearing Glam Affair's Lilith from the previous post..... it went so well with this outfit I couldn't bear to take it off.  I added one of my favorite non-mesh hairstyles, Georgina from Truth and shoes from G Field.  I'm posing in a skybox I've just finished... been on a building kick lately. :)


Top:  The Sea Hole - Harvard Sweater in Sherbert (Collabor88)
Pants:  The Sea Hole - Mister Trousers in Sherbert  (Collabor88)
Shoes:  G Field - Alex Strap Shoes in Metallic Bronze
Jewelry:  LaGyo:  Mother's Pearl Earrings, Ring, and Necklace (Collabor88)
Hair:  Truth - Georgina 2/Roots - Mocha
Skin:  Glam Affair - Lilith - Europa - Timeless 01 D
Eyes:  IKON - Kaleido Eyes - Night (September Group Gift)
Lashes:  DAMNED - My Favorite Lashes
Pose:  MINE

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Schadenfreude @ Collabor88

Major news...Collabor88 has moved to a new location AND the new collection is out for September! 

The new edition of Collabor88 opened yesterday and although I thought the last collection could never be topped, this one has proven me wrong.  It is simply fabulous!  Kudos to Collabor88 organizer, Drinkinstein Sorbet and all of the wonderful designers who created special items for us!

I'm wearing a fabulously vintage dress and coordinating stockings from Schadenfruede and jewelry from Maxi Gossamer.  I  LOVE the art deco feel of this look!

My skin is also a Collabor88 item... Glam Affair's Lilith.  I've heard a lot about this skin, and to wear it is to simply love it!

I added a straw hat from LaGyo and the lovely Noriko hair from Wasabi Pills.  My eyes are one of two group gifts from IKON, Kaleido Eyes Day.  If you want IKON's group gift, better hurry... it is only out until sometime Monday night!


Dress:  Schadenfreude - Amber Casati Dress (Collabor88)
Stockings:  Schadenfreude - Amber Luisa Stockings (Collabor88)
Shoes:  G Field - Alex Strap Shoes in Metallic Bronze (Collabor88)
Hat:  LaGyo - Straw Top Hat Black
Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer - Katerina in Gold (Collabor88)
Hair:  Wasabi Pills - Noriko Mesh Hair in Cinnamon (faMESHed)
Skin:  Glam Affair - Lilith - Europa - Timeless 01 D  (Collabor88)
Eyes:  IKON - Kaleido Eyes - Day (September Group Gift)
Lashes:  DAMNED - My Perfect Lashes
Poses:  Marukin - Classic for Collabor88
Windlight:  Fairy Dark Blue Paulina

Color Challenge Week 37 - Royal Blue

I woke up this morning and realized I'd not started putting together my outfit for Luna's Color Challenge.  Yikes!  After a quick trip to Purple Moon Creations and The Dressing Room,  I had what I needed to construct my Royal Blue look... yay!

Now, I'm off to shop for next week's color... ;-)


Dress:  Purple Moon Creations - Audrey Tube Dress in Blue Leather
Hair:  .:EMO-tions:. * CARMEN * /darkbrown
Jewelry:  Glow Studio - Pearls & Spikes in Silver (The Dressing Room)
Skin:  Swallow (no LM) - Lisa Skin ($70L @ The Dressing Room)
Eyeshadow:  cheLLe - GlamPuss - Blue
Lips:  *Fishy Strawberry* - Kokeshi Gloss - Red
Eyes:  IKON - Horizon Eyes - Pale Blue
Eyelashes:  -16- Elemental *REDGRAVE*
Pose:  Wet Cat

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Goodbye Spirit

spirit, claudia222 jewell's amazing mesh art installation is closing on Sunday.  It has been one of my favorite places in SL ever since it opened several months ago.  I rushed over there tonight to take photos as did lots of other spirit fans.  As the sim filled up, the lag grew exponentially, but I managed to snap these photos in between crashes.  :)

I'm wearing the Deylta from DE Designs.  The attachments are mesh while the rest is system clothing.  I just love the jacket.  I added boots from lassitude & ennui.  My tattoo is a really nice one from Dream Ink even though it is pretty hard to see in these photos.

The image above is the last photo I took of spirit.  It's one for the scrapbook. :)


Outfit:  DE Designs - Deylta
Boots:  lassitude & ennui - Thecla Boots in Black
Tattoo:  DREAM-INK-T.E.S-24-11
Hair:  LeLutka - Knotted Hair in Almost Goth
Skin:  League - Isla - Suntan Glamour Brunette
Nails:  Izzie's - Gradient Nails
Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer - Barcelona (faMESHed)
Ring:  [EY:NO] Dressed Stone Ring  (Texturechange)
Eyes:  Amacci - Fog Eyes
Lashes:  DAMNED - My Perfect Lashes
Pose:  Mine
Location:  Art Screamer - spirit by claudia222 jewell

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not So Heavy Metal

A lovely subscribo gift from SYSY's landed in my inventory today... the mesh Vintage Tunic Dress in Metal that I'm wearing above.  In other news, SYSY's is moving to The Deck, so be sure to go by and check out the new shop.  While you are there, hit the subscribo and check history for the gift. ;)

I'm also wearing a wonderful mesh jewelry set from Maxi Gossamer that I picked up at the newest edition of faMESHed.  The set is color change with four metal textures to chose from.  My hair is also new... Alli & Ali's Serafine.  I really like this slightly mussed short style. :)


Dress:  SYSY's - Mesh Vintage Tunic Dress in Metal (Subscribo Gift)
Shoes:  Mstyle - GOSHI Pumps in Black
Jewelry:  Maxi Gossamer - Barcelona  (faMESHed)
Hair:  A&A - Serafine Hair 4 (NEW)
Skin:  League - Isla Suntan Glamour Brunette
Eyes:  Amacci - Fog Eyes
Lashes:  Wasabi Pills - Drama Queen Eyelashes
Nails:  Izzie's - Gradient Nails
Poses:  MINE

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Lazy Labor Day

I hope your Labor Day has been wonderful... I spent mine lounging in this amazing swing from Cheeky Pea.  I found it while looking for the hunt prize in The Four Walls Hunt on Sunday.  It is full of wonderful animations for singles and couples and I simple adore the textures in the texture change menu... so many choices!

I'm wearing new mesh capri pants from FireBird Designs.  A texture-change hud is included in the folder and there are fourteen lovely colors to choose from.  My sneakers are from Vivienne Fashion and featured a colorful wildflower design.  I love this yummy tattoo from Para Designs that is called "Sugar Rush". :)

Here's a better shot of the swing.... great fun on a lazy day off. :)


Top:  friday - Layering.Tank - Scoop White
Pants:  FireBird Designs - Capri Pants **
Shoes:  Vivienne Fashion - Canvas Sneakers Wild Flower
Earrings:  Burroughs - Cupcake Earring
Hair:  Exile - Groove Theory in Marone
Skin:  Glam Affair - Cassiopea - Jamaica
Tattoo: ::Para Designs:: Sugar Rush Sleeves Color
Lips:  *Fishy Strawberry* Kokeshi Gloss - Rose
Nails:  Izzie's Gradient Nails
Eyes:  IKON - Horizon Eyes v2 - Deep Caramel
Lashes:  DAMNED - My Perfect Lashes
Swing:  :Cheeky Pea: The '77 1/2 Basket
Location:  My Backyard :)

**Review Copy

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Color Challenge Week 36 - Hot Cinnamon

I'm not really an orange gal, and admittedly have trouble with this color in most cases, but this one fell together easily.  Another great color in Luna Jubilee's 52 Weeks of Color Challenge... Hot Cinnamon. :)


Top:  ISON - Bandage Suit in Orange
Pants:  ~Sassy!~ Soho Pants in Brown
Boots:  *COCO* - Over the Knee Boots in Brown
Bag:  [trs] - Vintage Travel Bag *MESH* - (The Black Market Group Gift)
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ - Sybille Mesh Hair in Gingerbread
Skin:  Akeruka - Twiggy Mk Cleavage (The Dressing Room Blue)
Nails:  Izzie's - Gradient Nails
Necklace:  Boho Baku - Turquoise Natural Stone Pendant
Bangles:  Izzie's - Wood Bangles in Brown
Earrings:  Mustang Trading Post - Peyote Earrings
Eyes:  Amacci - Fog Eyes
Lashes:   DAMNED - My Perfect Lashes
Pose:  !Bang
Location:  Lisp