Monday, November 30, 2009

Fall Fashion Collection Show Encore

The time has come again for us to recognize some of Second Life's most talented and generous designers and also give you a guys a look at some awesome fall fashion. The Freebie Fashionista Fall Collection show encore will take place Saturday, 5th November at 5.00pm slt. We have some awesome designers lined up for this show ... Let me introduce you to the line up now.

Boom's Aranel Ah started making clothes for herself when she was not able to find nice clothes in her style and it went from there. Her designs are casual and comfy and as sexy as you can be with out going over.

C'est Moi, has the latest offerings from Marcantonio Beaumont one of the newest designers in sl. This Italian designer's describes his creations as a petite touch of glam and fantasy. Sophisticated bohemian style.

Donna Flora, designs by Squinternet Laria. Another Italian designer that is fashion additcted and puts all this love and care into her detailed designs. With a wide range of styles sure to have something to meet every taste

LeeZu Baxter's clothes are very modern and flattering. With the rich textures and unique designs her fashions set you apart anywhere you go. Also many of her pieces work well together to create endless possibilites. My personal favorite

Lemania Indigo , Surrender to your inner Diva at Lemania Indigo Designs. Clothing you in the best clothes that SL has to offer. Her unique blend of retro, nostalgia and modern gowns, dresses and outfits are sure to appeal to all women of style!

Lestat Revue has a whole range of fashions to cover your every mood. From causal to formal wear she has you covered.

A Piece of Candy one of the most generous designers in sl, offering great fashions and skins. She has a huge selection of the best skins you can get for 1L in sl as well as lots of clothes. Also many of her fashions are very versatile offering several skirt options.

Rene' our own Rene has tried her hand at design and she is a born natural. Her designs are fun and sexy while still being sophisticated. From sexy lazer cut designs to body clinging sweater dresses, her clothes are a pleasure to wear.

Sascha's Designs specializes in formal wear. She has a great selection of gowns that have rich colors and great details to help you look and feel your best for those special times. Offering generous and beutiful monthly gifts .. stop by and see why she is regarded as some of the best formal wear on the grid.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pretty Pretty Princess

What girl doesn't like to feel like a princess every once in a while at least. As the holiday season is fast approaching this is a chance for us to dress up and embrace our inner princess. There are many lovely gowns around the grid that you can score for little or nothing. All the money you save scoring the gown for a great deal can be channeled into a little something to truly make you feel like a Queen.

Sascha Frangilli is one of the best and most generous designers in sl. Specializing in formal gowns and cocktail dresses, she is a favorite among the Freebie Fashionistas. She has a wall full of monthly group member gifts present and past and also other special gowns like the 5000 member gift. Her elegant and classy designs will make you feel like royalty with out making you pay like them. Right now Sascha's is having a big rezz day sale. Sascha put out a dollarbie and has marked down one color of many of her most popular gowns throughout the store. There are big black and white flags in front of the sale dresses. Don't miss out on this deal. This Phenom ball gown was a dollarbie at her newGrafton location and it comes with several options.

Also these lovely gowns from Haute Couture. First up this awesome Candy Cane Gown is in the lucky chair with some other nice holiday wear. Some of my favorite details are the richly textured corseted bodice with just enough skin showing through the laces to peak interest and still leave plenty to the imagination. I also love how the waist is embellished with sweet bows and snowflake accents, that really help to get you in the holiday spirit. This dress is also available for $400L if you just cannot wait.

Also from Haute Couture this gorgeous Winter White Snowflake Gown that would make any girl feel like a true princess. The criss cross cut out bodice with sequined trim is both sexy and sophisticated, the tiered skirt with sheer overlay and snowflakes gives an icy coolness to this dress. The long gloves that button up the back and the snowflake boa are the perfect accents to to wrap up this royal look. On special at Haute Couture for $250L you can afford to get this dress and have a little left over for a little something else.

Now with all the money you saved you will be able to slurge on something that will let all others that see you know that you are a queen. This stunning Azucena Set in platnium from Alienbear's there is a Queen Crown, small crown, Necklace that can be worn in two styles, and a pair of bracelets and 2 different styles of earrings that are available in the store for you to mix and match. Available in gold and soft antique gold finish too . The parts of this set range from $1199-for the jaw dropping Queen crown to $180L for a set of earrings, it is not cheap but a good way to splurge with all the bargains you got on gowns. Looking close you can really appreciate all the care and craftsmanship that she puts into all her work. All of her stuff is transfer so makes a good gift too for the holidays coming up to if you would like to spoil that someone special. Also very generous there is a whole stand of gifts and special pieces that are $10L or less and lucky chairs loaded down with goodies. Be sure to check this place out, she has pieces and prices to suit all taste and budgets.

All pics taken at ARCS, Angel Blue Sky, A wonderful winter place with iceskating, dancing and a cool place to explore, I also want to thank my sweet Justy-Poo for being the ultimate prop. <3 not available in stores... hehe. Well I hope that his helps you to get ready for all the parties you will be going to and let you be the princesses, or Queens that you are!!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Long One for the Frugalistas

All we frugalistas know that even if you have unlimited $L to spend (as if), there's always amazing gifts to be scooped for free or $1L (+ even more $50L sales. Isn't there basically one every day of the week now? Yayers!)
The Dominion/The Vinyl Cafe always hands out such lovely freebies, and so often too. Their newest "Feather BabyDoll" fatpack caughty my eye for its spiky, fluttery "feather" skirt with tons of movement. There's one extremely ass-kicking detail that ramps up this good dress into a great one: the subtle texture contrast between the low-shine top against the flowy matte spikes of the "feather" skirt (which you can see in the pic below).

Here I'm showing the black dress as it comes (attached saucily high). You could easily adorn this geometric-shaped cutout bodice with jewelry, but I thought looked more striking without.
However because I am a RL + SL jewelry glutton, I just couldn't resist adding the stunning LeeZu! free jewelry gift set. This chunky gold rings + metal chain design works so beautifully, + I like all the miniature beads + texture work throughout. I'm wearing the matching earrings too which are a nicely weighty "chunky" drop style.
Here's another shot of those awesome Kalnins open-toe, color-change booties. These are not free but sooo worth the $L. See why these textures, shine, wrinkles + color combos are the smex? See?
Here I'm showing this same babydoll dress in this luscious berry color, edited this time so that the skirt sits slightly lower -- giving this dress more of a daywear look. (See what I mean about the texture contrast between the shiny top vs. the feathery skirt? Delish). I'm also wearing my new favie black feather necklace from Atelier (this necklace is not free, but do scoop the free fur-trimmed handgloves there). These adorable polka dot socks are part of the free socks fatpack gift from S@BBiA and this lovely lime/dark orange hue is yet another color option in the Kalnins shoes.
These pictures were taken in the free photo studio you can grab at Tigerclaw. (There's actually tons of freebies there, from giant striped teddy bears to motorcycle jackets. Look for the rows of boxes you can buy for free inside a large metal container). This was Gavin interrogating me about my latest outfit. Hee.
One of my favorite places in SL, Drowsy, has a new build featuring two vintage railway train cars (one of which has little stores inside). Translation: to-die cuteness everywhere. Here's the inside of one of the old-fashioned train cars. Complete with old-fashioned luggage!
The eye-popping textures and meticulous detail of this SIM are truly spectacular. (Drowsy is kinda a sprawling SIM so to get to the train cars, follow the winding trail from the landing point around the hill). You'll find one of the train cars sunken halfway into some lovely flower-dotted water. There's even deer. Hiding out near a laid-out picnic. This place is like atmospheric mood central.
I had just dragged Gavin to Multiple Personality Designs so I could grab these free fur-trimmed black thigh-high boots + matching Santa hat. While I was there, I scooped their brand-new fur-lined bikini + skirt sets for a frugal $1L per color (for $5L you get the 5-color fatpack). I luh how the shiny, latex-like finish + risque revealing-ness of these Santa's helpers outfits inspires naughty (i.e., not nice) thoughts.
See how a li'l Xmas spirit makes you f'get about any pesky Titanic water leakage issues that might be happening in the background?
All of Gavin's clothes (except his shoes) are from one of his favorite men's stores, Alphamale. (Thanks so much Yelmer!) I love this smoky blue color + Alphamale's clothes are always so classically tailored. The classic look of these pieces is like hey presto, instant polish for menz.

I've actually been dragging my friends all over the grid this week. Everyone knows how reluctant my friend Margaux DuFaux can be about fashion, but I was in a daring mood so I forced her to hit the Zenith Fashion lucky boards anyway. This place quickly became my personal Spot of Angst since I was wildly unsuccessful at winning their supercute "Gossip Girl" dress. (Gavin, however, managed to win it about 8 times. Grrrr).

Here are just some of the looks you can win for free. This "Rock Girl" outfit is so fun with its candy pop colors, complete with long black gloves. My R2 black pumps with red bowties (see pic in the styling credits below) were from last weekend's $50L black sale. And isn't this giant pink snow background crazy? This was actually fellow SLexy Fashionista model Ethan Kanahoe's home, which he has transformed into this brrrr-yootiful Winter Wonderland.
All these musical instruments are freebies we scooped at the Sera Korea store, where you can scoop everything from microwaves to alien heads. (Seriously. Alien heads. See final pic below). It's a little hard to tell here, but these free drums are pink! *dies*
Gavin looked so cute in this "1932" shirt above and I thought that my fur-trimmed leopard dress below was one of the glammiest looks at Zenith (both of these were free lucky board gifts). The boys are showing more free men's gift tops from the Zenith lucky boards below; in particular, Ethan's gray and black striped polo is such a classic men's look.
We tried + tried but we could not get Ethan to stop wearing around his free scholarly teddy bear backpack that he won from the Zenith lucky boards. He and that bear were like bffs. Luckily Ethan's chipmunk friends were the non-jealous type.
One of my fave Zenith lucky board gifts were these Supergirl PJ's. Gavin is wearing the current free men's Zenith group gift (above the lucky boards), this short-sleeved gray argyle sweater. His cute blonde cap hair came from one of the $50L sales at Atomic.
I remembered these free ghostie slippers I won at the W00ty B00ty MM board + slipped them on. They were super comfy.
I received a notice about a hunt at A Piece of Candy (another store which regularly gives free monthly gifts for subscribo members) + I was pleasantly surprised to see that the top floor had been converted to rows upon rows of $1L tops, pants, skirts + dresses. The rich, saturated hues of these clothes is something special. Here are just a few tops that I scooped for $1L each. (I actually got so excited about these dollarbies that I totally forgot about the hunt!)
Isn't this lace edging on these tops fabulous? The capris on the left are part of a current $1L gift at Hyper Culture and the adorable pink sherbety socks are also included in the free S@BBiA socks fatpack gift. The gray shorts + striped socks are not free, but the boots on the right are once again free from N-Core.

I noted this free red hair from Salon de MA*YO a few weeks ago in my weekly "Better Quality Freebies" shopping list; I returned this week + its still free. All the other hairs there are a very reasonable $100L per color. Definitely worth a demo!

This lovely smokey pink-brown color is so flattering on any skin tone, which really warms this fashionista's heart. Both this top + leggings were just $1L each at A Piece of Candy. This lovely free turquoise + bronze metal loops necklace + earrings set from PERTURB/ation really pops against this feminine hue.
The knit texture on these A Piece of Candy $1L lace-edged leggings are very nice; again the smokey pink-brown color was my fave. I paired these leggings with these unique "treble clef" pasties from Nayar for $1L.
The $50L pink sale at Pink Outfitters thru 11/24 has girlie girls like me in a li'l frenzy. I heart their hand-drawn designs + previously blogged their classically tailored black chiffon blouse here. See the detailed texturing of these shorts? Love the sexy low-rise on them as well. The top + shorts here, and each of the dresses in the next photo, are all on sale for $50L each.
This belted casual dress on the left was such a find -- the print somehow manages to be both modern + retro at the same time. I love the flirtiness of this pink-and-white party dress on the right, especially with its sassy white petticoat just peeking out from underneath.
Now would be a good time to show you my newest non-free boots obsession: the new thigh-high boots from J's. (Listen, I might be a frugalista but unfortunately I also have some serious $pending control issues, so I was forced to scoop the $1600L fatpack. Sigh). The realistic texture is the usual top-notch J's quality, but there's just something about the rounded toe + sleek, long shape that is really stallion-esque. They are. The. Smex.
I recently discovered the Holli Pocket store + it is such a gem. Holli has a naughty sense of whimsy which makes her designs both playful + sexy -- my ultimate favie combination ever.

For us more daring fashionistas, Holli has introduced this fantastic new peek-a-boo buttie minidress, which gives you a sassy peek at that perfect SL butt cleavage. The tiny hearts trim trimming the keyhole edges + just-tucked into the bodice is like a playful li'l fashion slap + tickle. Hee. Hee.
I dressed "down" this yummie "blueberry" version with my SoReal black sneaks + this fabulous back tat. Both the tattoo + these pretty hair butterflies are free from Minajunk. Aren't they cute? The scattered star socks are yet another free gift from Zenith (look for them near the base of the stairs). This gangsta necklace is also free as a profile picks gift from Apple May Designs.
I dressed "up" this lovely beige color of this dress with large black tourmaline oval jewels from House of Hucci. This lovely nude champagne color is my fave + it's 50% off ($75L) until Saturday 12 am SLT. (Be on the lookout for a special red color of this minidress that will be available exclusively as an upcoming hunt gift). Both of the hairstyles shown with this dress are more $100L finds from Salon de MA*YO.
I paired the beige dress with the Stiletto Moodys red patent leather free shoe gift that is available for then-current group members (I believe thru the end of today SLT). Their side-seamed, shiny Gladiator-styled strappiness is such a striking style + the toe shadowing is just fabby.
Finally, just wanted to show you more goodies from the everything $0L Sera Korea store where Gavin + I scooped cool housewares like this washing machine + a refrigerator that opens (fully stocked). Plus there's all kinds of cool ways you can totally go incognito. See how handy this mint-green alien head is? One of these would be so awes in RL.
My dearest fellow frugalistas, thank you so much for all your kind + supportive words on this blog + also for my weekly "Better Quality Freebies" list (if anyone wants this, just drop me a NC in-world). It truly means so much + /me hearts you all.

Love + fashionista kisses to all my frugalistas! Mwuahs!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(a frugalista who spends way too much $L)


on Tesh:

Babydoll dress: The Dominion - Feather Baby Doll Fatpack - Seduction BabyDoll Pink and Black - group gift (wear The Vinyl Cafe tag + buy for $0L on wall) -
Black striped socks: Mischief - subscribo gift - free
Light polka dot socks: S@BBiA - Socks:Gift:Yellow - group gift - free
Gold rings necklace + earrings: LeeZu! - BohemeMia - subscribo gift - free
Black feather necklace: Atelier - not free
Shoes: Kalnins - Boudoir (color change) - not free
Hair: DPYumYum - Barber YumYum No. 16 (Black) - $150L per color ($300L for 3 colors)
Cuffs: Dark Mouse - Heavy Metal Bangles - not free
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar - Azur (Large Iris) - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes - $100L
Metal container photo studio: Tigerclaw - Container & chair gon made ver 1.5 sit - free

Holiday white fur-trimmed bikini set: Multiple Personality Designs - Christmas Treats (red and black colors shown) - $1L per color or $5L for the colors fatpack
Black boots with white fur trim:
Multiple Personality Designs - Christmas Treats boot/Hat - free

Black and white dress: Zenith Fashion - Rock Girl - lucky board gift - free
Polka dot socks: S@BBiA - Socks:Gift:Brown- group gift - free
Shoes: R2 - Malama black - $50L weekends sale
Hair: DPYumYum - Barber YumYum No. 16 (Honey) - $150L per color ($300L for 3 colors)
Necklace: SA Designs - pearl necklace (white) - lucky board gift - free

Leopard dress:
Zenith Fashion - Fur Dress - lucky board gift - free
Black gloves: Zenith Fashion - from the Rock Girl outfit) - lucky board gift - free
Shoes: Herby Loire - HL Fashion Design Leopard Shoes - previously free
Hair: DPYumYum - Barber YumYum No. 16 (Brown) - $150L per color ($300L for 3 colors)

Supergirl PJs:
Zenith Fashion - Supreme Girl - lucky board gift - free
Slippers: W00ty B00ty - Spooky Ghost Blue Slippers - MM board gift - previously free
Headband: Silvery K - Hair Accessories_Cake - free
Hair: DPYumYum - Barber YumYum No. 16 (Honey) - $150L per color ($300L for 3 colors)

on Gavin McGinnis:

Brown sweater:
Zenith Fashion - ZF Sweater Jacket(Brown) - lucky board gift - free
1932 shirt: Zenith Fashion - 1932 jacket(male) - lucky board gift - free
Tattoo: Aitui - Vintage Hawaii (faded) - previously free
Skin: BeReal - Exclusive Max Skin - previously free
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar Eyes (Water) Large Iris - $30L
Hair: Junwave - Natural Short (black) - previous $50L sale
Blonde cap hair: Atomic - Hair_Bryan - Blonde - previous $50L sale
Jeans: Alphamale - Industrial Jeans - Black - not free
Shoes: SoReal - Superstars black/white - not free

on Ethan Kanahoe:

Gray, black + white polo:
Zenith Fashion - ZF Shirt - lucky board gift - free
Teddy bear backpack:
Zenith Fashion - Bear-B - lucky board gift - free

on Tesh:

Pink-brown lace-edged henley top: A Piece of Candy - Shelly Pink Top - $1L
Pink capris:
Hyper Culture - Stripe Capri (Star) - $1L
Light polka dot socks: S@BBiA - Socks:Gift:Pink- group gift - free
Boots: J's - J's Ankle Boots Round (Sand) - not free

Blue lace-edged henley top: A Piece of Candy - Shelly Cobalt Top - $1L
Black shorts:
Pink Outfitters - Roxy Bermuda Shorts black - not free
Knee-high socks: Naive - Double Socks Fatpack (blue) - not free

Blue lace-edged henley top: A Piece of Candy - Shelly Red Top - $1L
Boots: N-Core - Group Gift 3" Ankle Multicolor - group gift - free
Black shorts:
Pink Outfitters - Roxy Bermuda Shorts black - not free
Knee-high socks: Naive - Double Socks Fatpack (red) - not free

Brown + pink textured corset top:
A Piece of Candy - rose Sequoia Corset - $1L
Brown + pink textured corset pants: A Piece of Candy - Lisa Pants Rose - $1L
Necklace + earrings: PERTURB/ation - [P/a] Periapsis (GroupGift) - free
Shoes: Kalnins - Boudoir (color change) - not free

Treble clef pasties: Nayar - Musik Pasties Undershirt - $1L
Dark gray leggings: A Piece of Candy - Sheila charcoal leggings - $1L
Pink brown leggings: A Piece of Candy - Shelly pink leggings - $1L

Eyes worn thruout A Piece of Candy and Pink Outfitters items: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Raven) - $30L

Hair worn thruout A Piece of Candy and Pink Outfitters items: Salon de MA*YO - Asami-Hair_red - free

Pink sheer blouse: Pink Outfitters - Poppy Sheer Chiffon Blouse (shirt) pink - $50L pink sale (thru 11/24)
Pink shorts:
Pink Outfitters - Bermuda Shorts pink - $50L pink sale (thru 11/24)
Shoes: Kalnins - Boudoir (color change) - not free

Pink and white dress: Pink Outfitters - The Ashton Marie Party Dress - $50L pink sale (thru 11/24)
Shoes: Kalnins - Boudoir (color change) - not free

Belted dress: Pink Outfitters - Uptown Tube Dress - $50L pink sale (thru 11/24)
Thigh-high boots:
J's - J's Thigh High BOOTS - Bordeaux - not free
ecklace + earrings: Peturbation - Periapsis group gift - free

Blue minidress: Holli Pocket - *HP* Cheeky Love-Blueberry
Butterflies hair attachment: Minajunk - free butterfly - free
Minajunk - Butterfly Tattoo - free
Necklace: Apple May Designs - profile picks rewards gift - free
Bracelet: U&R Dogs @ LVS Drive - Septet Bracelet - $1L
Socks: Zenith Fashion - *Star*Socksgift - free (on 1st fl, in shelves near stairs)
Hair: Salon de MA*YO - Tomomi Hair-Cocoa - $100L
Sneakers: SoReal - Superstars - Black/Gold - not free

Beige minidress: Holli Pocket - *HP* Cheeky Love-Root Beer - $75L until this Saturday
Hair: Salon de MA*YO - Saki Hair-Chestnut- $100L
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Bare Lana Anniversary group gift - previously free
Necklace + earrings + ring: House of Hucci - Dion Jewelry Set (Black Tourmaline) - not free

Skin worn thruout by Tesh: Belleza - Jesse sunkissed cleavage - previous group gift ($250L group join fee) - previously free

Poses by: Long Awkward Pose, Torridwear, Flowey and Sunflower