Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Black and Gold is the theme at the newest round at Stuff in Stock. This entire look is comprised of items from this collection. First up Gossip dress by Drop, a sweet baby doll dress with black top and translucent gold skirt, also comes with the knee socks. Add these awesome Stud Boots by Retro, a great accent to this look, are suitable for men or women and the gold accents these boots really pop. Both of these items are currently available at Stuff in Stock for 80L or less.
Gold hair (shown in blonde here) by YHS , Swansy skin by Modish and Ramona shape by Gola provide the base for this total avatar from Stuff in Stock. Golden Set necklace and earrings by Tenacio, and Marble ring from Le Primitif finish it off accenting everything . The wonderful and expressive poses for this shoot are by Bent!. Who I am happy to say now again has a nice little in world shop. Be sure you check it out and also the great Bent! group. If you are a pose junkie like me you will definitely want to have this group on your list. That is all for now!! Thanks to all the great designers at Stuff in Stock, and thank you all for reading.
See you around the grid
Sunday, May 27, 2012
What to say...? I really don't have a clue, I've simply have had such a good time putting this stuff together that I'm schtumm, quite honestly. Maybe I don't know enough about goths *smiles rather foolishly* Whatever.... Seems very much to be what you want it to be anyway. For me, it's a dark romanticism, very sensual where gender begins at the androgyne and moves towards the absolutely totally yummily fem.
Now, some of you may remember my last post where I told you all I was hooked on the new mesh Atlantis eyes from A:S:S Vision. I need to make a retraction.
You see, I had heard a rumour there were more eyes in the pipeline, and a couple of days later I I found myself staring into the very vibrant "Intense - Water" eyes. Well, I had said I wanted a more vibrant blue... So I tried them on. Wow, vibrant!
Yeah, remember me saying natural was better than clear? Nope, I was wrong. Person choice, if you buy anything from the Intense range, go clear. It's not like they have a solid white eyeball or anything, it's just less capillary filled, and with eyes that intense it made me look like a boy band being interviewed with a hangover. Intense = clear. Simple!
So yeah, now I've set that record straight let's move on to today. Yesterday saw the start of Men Only Hunt 2 - I loved the first so I'm itching to do this, but I'm also coughing up a lung in rl so I just stopped at a store I knew had something special awaiting me - 22769 (PS, MOH2 is one of those nice hunts that tells you which store relates to which clue, not just a blind number that leaves you stuck if there's a problem).
Having been following the chaps tales of a store rebuild I figured I should see the new layout, which is very nice and summery, along with their hunt gift - mesh capri trousers/shorts, covered in awesome stripes!
Now, what makes this gift extra awesome is they had this gift made, and then standard male sizes came out so they did a quick update using the new sizes guide. Apparently I'm Extra Small... Which is a bit ironic given how I whined I was too big for 22769's very first male mesh release. I thought I'd be a medium, but no, I am small. Apparently I have room for some more chocolate... But yes, if you want to know how standard male sizes fit you, get to 22769 and grab some free stripey summer shorts in everything from XS to XL.
Oh, and... you know what I said up there about how you can be all vibrant and eyebally? Yeah well, erm... they only lasted a few days too. It's Lazy Sunday and for 75L you can buy a pack of Eniad eyes over at A:S:S.
I maybe got the Vivid pack (it was really tough between that and muted in the blues I must say, both are stunning). No need to chose how clear your eyes are, only one option. But I went Bright Blue, obviously. And yes, the HUD is insanely easy when you're doing a matching set of eyes. I need to increase about 35% to completely avoid gaps during that wonderful SL eyerolling we all do, but despite being XS my head is pretty big so...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Spring is now giving way to summer and all the beautiful flowers are in full bloom . That is reflected in the fanciful embroidered flowers on this adorable 5th Ave sundress from Mimikri. Besides the jewel accented embroidery on the skirt it has a extravagant ruffled chest and underskirt, currently available at The Dressing Room Blue. These denim Fae Wedge sandals from Pixel Mode are the perfect accent to this summer look and an amazingly generous subscribo gift. They have some of the best prim feet and they are easy to color. Be sure you slap the subscribo when you are in the shop, to be eligible for future gifts ( I don't know if they are still available but once you are in the group if you check the history you might get lucky) .
Topping off this fresh summer look,Vivienne hair by D!va features a loose bun and sweet tendrils that frame the face and caress the neck. Get yours for only $88l now at Collabor88. Aurora skin by WoW Skins, now at BDE is a fitting sunkissed base for this season, here shown with Sasha lipstick by Mons available at the Summer Beauty Festival, it ends May 25th so, be sure to swing by there and checkout all the great goodies before they are gone. The finishing touch are these Chandelier Earrings here in rose by Zephyr. Well that is all for now folks but I will do my best to not be so long before the next post. So many events and shopping and so little time!! A huge thanks to all of these talented and generous designers! Bisous xxx
See you around the grid
Poses: Bent! and Magpie
All Pics taken at The Retreat- There will be a new round starting on the 7th of June, so stop by and see some of the fantastic items there from wonderful designers for 50L or less. Also over 20 gifts from quality designers in all walks of sl. As well as wonderful gardens and free public photo studio fully stocked with some of the finest photo equipment and props available in sl sponsored by Dulce Secrets.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Finally! I've been so busy lately that this little pet project of mine is delayed at the second instalment already. But here it is, the letter B in my Ronja A-Z, showcasing the classic outfits by Ronja Pera of RDesigns. The first instalment and more of an introduction can be found here with details about my av => A.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Hiya, just a little quickie, these last days have been a wee bit intense. I've just got one of those things you can't keep to yourself. sYs have put out an impressive bunch of group gifts (including several fem skins) next to the landing spot. It's a real treasure trove. Some I know of from before, other's I don't so I had fun indeed. The quality is very good, some of them are special colour editions of their stock in store so it's a generous loot... lot... indeed. The guys are are also catered for.
Okay, I should really be blogging my outfit, but time is tight and as cool as the outfit is, this is cooler.
So we're all mesh junkies now. I've blogged in the past about it, but it's far from an ideal shopping experience still. Which has possibly made me a little cynical. Now for me the big selling point of mesh has been the movement, the idea that I can wear a leather jacket that is neither bouncy like rubber nor stiff like it has been abused. But I've also heard a lot of designers talking about the ability to get more detail in. I have no idea how, and again I am a cynic, but people who know more have suggested it's possible so I am open-minded and listening.
Now I've been wandering around with A:S:S Vision eyes for a while. The textures are cool, the prims work. I've been happy. And then a few days ago I got a set of mesh eyes as a group gift from them. And they are impressive. I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of the clear whites version, probably personal taste, but I just didn't get excited. The natural whites however... Okay, these seem to lift the game. But I still can't wear them because they aren't blue and I'm one of those strange people that gets set in their ways and I only wear non-blue eyes with extreme provocation.
Then they launch a Marketplace special edition at 50L, which are closer. Less brown, more bluey-green. Very nice, but still not really blue. But there's more! Yep, the Peili and Sombre ranges for light or dark colours! Seafoam? A little green around the gills. Atlantis? A little purple? Not really, these will do!
The range is smaller than the rest of the A:S:S offerings just now, which is a shame because I do like the slightly more vibrant blueness of my main eyes just a little bit more, but there's something so enchanting about these mesh eyes I don't care. 80L a pair, well, for two pairs since you get natural and clear whites in the same pack. You can't go much wrong at that can you?
So while I'm nitpicking the range of choice what else should you think about? The resizer HUD probably. I put in one clear and one natural to compare and increased the sizes before picking one. And then I realised there was no reset button or ability to resize just one eye. In fairness that's probably getting rather fancy for something you'll rarely use though. Once I picked natural I just popped both eyes out, attached the un-resized natural eye and clicked the resizer a few times. I tend to pay attention so I was fairly confident on the clicks needed to match, and eyeballing (forgive the pun) suggests it's a pretty good match. Not a real problem, just a warning to pay attention if you do anything silly like I did.
But ya know what, as someone who is obsessive about the shade of eye, I'm happy compromising for the glorious detail. That image shows what happens to a lot of textures when you zoom that close, and the eyes just get better the closer you get. I'm hooked.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I was doing one of my favourite things, rummaging through a pile of gifts, hoping to find something random to spark off my imagination, when this outfit turned up amongst them... or at least the main bits of it. The complete styling can be found at the bottom.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Sooo...welcome to the first instalment of Ronja A-Z... with some gaps. Using a specially created fem av, of course called Ronja, I'll present the outfits on letter at the time on vaguely weekly basis. Nothing wordy, just pics.
Why? Why not? With her fantastic designs, she's a SL childhood memory many share and will recognise on sight. Independent if one even ever wore her stuff, she's a name that most likely can be found at the very top of the most widely known designers.
The only outfit I could find that starts with an A is something that from the simplicity of it must represent the very first generation of outfits she put out... so here we go! A is for Avalon Fantasy:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
When a friend recently got a new space station the glowing green display lights on the control panels brought this Lia dress by ElluZion to mind. Available now at The Retreat for an cool $50L, it comes with sexy sequined dress, sparkling collar and matching leg/warmer shoe combo. This pose from the Crossed set offered by Bent! exclusively at The Retreat, with the alien world in the background, gives a cool Barbarella kinda vibe to this shoot.
Channeling my inner Jane Fonda, this big Barbie Hair by Tameless with color change streaks and headband, also this cool Cigdem ring from BenS Beauty are just the right finishing touches to this look. Both available now at Stuff in Stock until 13 May . Another great find for this look is the Lory skin by WOW you can pick up at BDE for a little longer. Get all these great items for an out of this world price while you can...
See you around the grid
Eyeliner: Les Petite Details
Other Poses: Fluke @ The Retreat, Ocacul
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Well it is that time again for the Stash Bash Hunt, that started 4.20 and ends 5.20. This year 18 smoking designers are offering intoxicating prizes that help to take you a little higher. Here I am wearing the Striped Stash Bash Tee from Cracked Mirror (also comes with mens version) and Stash Jean Shorts by Sn@tch. I add to it this Bambola skin from WOW, (shown here with included lip gloss) that is currently available at The Retreat for just 50L to give me the perfect tan and I am ready to chillax with my surfer friends down at Vibes beach.
When the heat gets to be too much, time to take to the water with the Marley Bikini (that comes in 3 different colors), another part of the great Stash Bash gift from Sn@tch. This Toxic Barbie skin (shown here with WOW lip gloss) by Modish is their offering in the latest round of Stuff in Stock. All the pictures in this shoot were taken at Vibes beach, in my opinion, one of the best, if not the best beach in sl. They have some awesome surfing, the people are friendly and the views are gorgeous. When you stop by tell them Margaux sent you!!! Well gonna enjoy my time at the beach.
See you around the grid
My Thanks to all the designers!!
Hair: Vive Nine/Truth
Necklace: Ducknipple - gift from last years stash bash
Shoes : Maitreya- courtesy of Gregory Mauer ( ty G!)
Poses: Bent! exclusive for The Retreat/ Diesel Works new release!
Culture Shock 2012 opens to the public on May 4th, 4pm slt. And brings together 180 top brands. Some are new to me and I love taking the time to check out each booth, finding many treasures along the way.
Hair : Shag
Eyes : MADesigns