Fresh Air – LOTD #246

LOTD 246

She’d stepped out for air.

The ballroom was too stuffy.

She was smothering.

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Anachron has been a favorite store of mine for quite a while – there’s always something new and unexpected.

When I saw this Empire Dress at Genre, I couldn’t resist. Gorgeous colors and such a flattering silhouette.

I paired it with a fabulous updo from Vanity Hair, and added some fantastic jewelry pieces from It!

I knew I wanted a formal, gorgeous, fabulous, and elegant location for the shoot, so of course I headed straight for Angel Manor.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Fall Ball

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Dress: Anachron – Empire Dress – Rose (@Genre)

Jewelry: It! – Arabesque Set 7

Pose: Tuty’s – Iconic Girl

Location: Angel Manor

My Favorite Things – LOTD #236

LOTD 236
He listened to her,

singing as she worked, Christmas

music on full blast.

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Today I wanted to show you some of the fabulous items you can find at the Windlight Magazine Winter Showcase, which opens tomorrow.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, and I love seeing all the fabulous Christmas creations in SL.

The merchants at the Showcase have designated items where the proceeds will go to benefit Team Diabetes of SL.

This fabulous gown from Spyralle is one of those items.  I’m wearing it here with my Maitreya body.  The elegant mesh gown comes in 5 standard sizes and 4 different colors.  I chose the red, of course. 😛

Complementing the gorgeous Spyralle gown is some equally fabulous jewelry from Zuri Rayna.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture above, so I took a close up.

LOTD 236 CU

The Candy Cane Christmas set comes with the earrings, choker, and bracelet. In addition to getting some fantastic jewelry, 100% of the sale proceeds for this item go to Team Diabetes.

All the decor items are from the House of Avro, with the exception of the fireplace and the ornament in my hand.

You can find the adorable reindeer, the tree, and the poinsettias on the fireplace at the House of Avro shop in the Windlight Showcase shopping area.

There are several different varieties of Christmas trees available, two of which are the Team Diabetes items.

There are also events planned throughout the week at the Winter Showcase and Art Show, so make sure you check out the Team Diabetes of SL website to stay up to date on the latest news.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Lipstick: The Skinnery – Glaze Lip Paint

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress:  Spyralle – Koloa Holiday – Red  (@Windlight Showcase)

Jewelry (earrings, bracelet, choker):  Zuri Rayna – Candy Cane Christmas Set  (@Windlight Showcase)

Shoes:  Reign – Eternal Heels – Black

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Decor:

Fireplace: [JOH] – Mesh Christmas Fireplace With Wreath

Ornament:  Pixel Mode – Ornament – Blue

Other Items:  House of Avro – *Christmas tree on stand snowed Gold Purple baubles, Swag garland with baubles, *Poinsettia arrangement, Planter with bauble poinsettia, *Wood reindeer with multi-lights  (*@Windlight Showcase)

Nostalgia – LOTD #231

LOTD 231
It was almost 8.

She grinned to herself, anxious

to meet him rinkside.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Pin Up HP – Cerise

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink Elegant

Dress:  Meli Imako – Mesh Heart Apron Dress

Skates/Legwarmers/Pose: N-Core – Skates – White (@Kustom9)

Location: France 3D

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This is another photo that was inspired by one item – these fantabulous skates from N Core, now available at Kustom9!

You can make them roller skates OR ice skates. They come with a color change HUD to change the color of the wheels, laces, and legwarmers.  You can also remove the legwarmers, if you prefer.

I love them!  So adorable!

Once I put them on, I knew I wanted to do a retro/vintage themed pic.  I started searching through inventory and found this cute apron dress I wore in a previous dance routine.

The vintage hair from Vanity is just perfect – I love her retro styles. ❤

I started scouting locations and noticed that the skates from N Core also included an AO.  I put it on, and voilá – instant pose options!

This adorable pose and others are in the included AO, as well as some basic skating animations.  So whether you’re roller- or ice-skating, you’re covered.

I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of these skates. 😛

Uh Oh – LOTD #221

LOTD 221
She raised her hand and

began to chant the ancient

words. He turned and ran.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Fall Ball (@Marketplace Hunt – $50L)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Makeup/Lace: Glitzz – Regina Makeup (@Totally Top Shelf)

Headpiece:  Secrets – Spider Mask  (@Totally Top Shelf)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Top/Skirt:  Bite & Claw – Persephone (@The Fantasy Collective)

Necklace:  Glow Studio – Madame Elwira

Bracers: May’s Soul – Bracelet – Gold

Pose: Magician Pose – Gift from Create Your Own Tarot

Location:  Shadow Shaman

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I managed to get away from the dark and spooky for the last LOTD, but here I am again. 🙂

‘Tis the season, I suppose, since Halloween is only a few weeks away.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween – I don’t like to be scared and I’m not into gore.

In spite of that, I look forward to watching Hocus Pocus as many times as I can while it’s on this month. 😀

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy?

Yes, please!

And it doesn’t hurt that ‘ol Thackery Binx is in it either, since he (Sean Murray) now stars in one of my other favorite show – NCIS.

Anyway – I’ve been hanging onto this outfit from Bite and Claw for a few weeks now.

I was lucky enough to get a matching set of top/skirt in just three pulls. 😀

When I was looking through the offerings at Totally Top Shelf, I fell in love with the spider mask from Secrets.

The Regina makeup set from Glitzz is fabulous as well.

I love the over the top eyeliner.

The gorgeous updo from Vanity is currently on the Marketplace for only $50L (it was still there as of Monday).

It’s part of the ‘Marketplace Hunt,’ so grab it while it’s cheap!

The necklace and bracelet were items from my inventory, but I think they finished the outfit off perfectly.

Hope you’re enjoying your Tuesday, folks!

Hell Hath No Fury – LOTD #217

LOTD 217
Her icy blue eyes

seemed to burn through to his soul.

“How dare you?” she hissed.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity Hair – Crazy Horse – Noir

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress/Makeup:  TLG – Lin Quai Twisted Sorceress  (@Twisted Hunt)

Earrings/Nose Ring: Arcadia – Chi Earrings & Nosering  (@Twisted Hunt)

Shoes:  Lassitude & Ennui – Nevermore Heels – Black  (@Mix – September)

Pose:  Verocity

Decor:

Better Gnomes & Cauldrons – Crystal Ball Stand

Allegria – Dancing Stars Fireflies – White

Black Tulip – No More Time Prop (@Genre)

Alchemist – Candle Stand

Anachron – Kakejiku Wall Hanging  (@Twisted Hunt)

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I have gotten behind on my blogging – I’ve been so busy shopping and picking up all the goodies that my inventory is overflowing!

I recently completed the Twisted Hunt.

I’d never heard of it before, and since it’s billed as ‘the hardest hunt in SL,’ I thought I’d give it a try.

It actually wasn’t as hard as I had thought, though I did not complete the endgame.

I made it to about stop #5, and then couldn’t figure out how to reach the item I needed to get the next step.

With so many other things on my plate, I decided to forgo the endgame this year.

But I did manage to pick up a ton of cool free stuff! 😀

The hunt is a $0L hunt, and this year’s theme is ‘Qi,’ with all the gifts in black and white.

When I tried on this sorceress dress from TLG, I knew immediately I wanted to use the amazing prop from Black Tulip.

I love the checkerboard floor, though I opted not to use the built-in poses.

I don’t remember exactly how much it cost, but I know it was $100L or less, because it’s currently out at Genre.

You should drop by Genre if you haven’t already – the current theme is ‘The Twilight Zone,’ and there is some simply fantastic items.

The earrings and nose ring from Arcadia and the Nevermore heels from Lassitude & Ennui completed my look.

I added a few props – the wall hanging from Anachron, the crystal ball stand, and the torches and fairie lights.

I used the AnyPose Expression HUD to give myself an ‘angry’ face – it’s first time I’ve used it for photos.

Vanity Hair was having a 50% sale and I took advantage to pick up a few vintage hairstyles, including this bob.

If you’d like to give the Twisted Hunt a try, it runs until October 19.

Good luck!

Searching – LOTD #202

LOTD 202
Overwhelmed and lost,

I’m searching for peace and calm;

I think I found it.

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Details:

Hair: Lelutka – Deanna – Ginger

Skin: Lumae –  Niska 4 – Peach (@Wash Cart Sale)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Eyeshadow:  Slack Girl – Basic Needs Eyeshadow

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Hilly Haalan – Veronica Dress – B&W

Shoes:  Katat0nik – Wingtip Pumps – Black  (@Deviled Egg)

Pose: Aerial Poses

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This past week has been kind of a blur for me.

I’m taking some classes, and I find myself getting more and more frustrated.

I signed up for the class to learn, but lately I feel like I’m spending time learning things I know I won’t use, and it feels like I am going backwards.

Not exactly the experience I was hoping for.

However, I am determined to see it through, if only to prove to myself that I can. 😀

So, I did a bit of shopping to calm my nerves and soothe my soul.

I found a new event called the ‘Deviled Egg‘ at Tamogosenbei.

There are a lot of strange items, but when I saw these wingtips from Katat0nik, I had to have them.

There’s a ton of different colors to choose from, but I opted to go with the classic black and white.

I paired that with this cute dress from Hilly Haalan (I think it was a FLF find, but I’m not sure).

And of course, my Maitreya body and Lelutka head, along with this gorgeous Lelutka hair.

Now that I’ve had some peace and quiet, it’s back to the crazy chaos that is my life. 😛

Pin-Up – LOTD #201

LOTD 201
What did you say, dear?

I look fabulous, I know.

Don’t you wish you did?

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – So Quiet – Cerise  (7797)

Skin: Lumae –  Niska 4 – Peach (@Wash Cart Sale)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Eyeshadow:  Slack Girl – Basic Needs Eyeshadow

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: La Moyet – Vivian – Old Rose (@FAD)  (9100)

Bracelet/Earrings:  Maylo Designs – Champ Jewelry Set  (86752)

Shoes:  KC Couture – Vixie Heels  (1516)

Pose/Prop: Exposeur – San Juan – Blue

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I seem to be stuck in a vintage theme lately, and I’m loving it. 🙂

There are items from several ‘new-to-me’ things in this photo.

I discovered Vanity hair at the Vintage & Cool Fair, and I LOVE the Moonriver hair they had.

So I took a quick trip over to the mainstore to check it out, and found this fabulous pixie cut.

I had never heard of the FAD event before, so when I saw the ad, and that it was a vintage/retro theme, I had to go see for myself.

Le Moyet is a ‘new-to-me’ designer, but I just love the vintage feel of this dress, with the polka dot fabric and the adorable little poodle appliqué on the skirt.

Add some jewelry and these fabulous slingbacks from KC Couture and I instantly feel like a glamorous pin-up model. 🙂

The prop is from Exposeur from the Garcha Garden event (I think).

It’s only 5 prims and comes with 4 built-in poses with mirrors.

I’m not sure why it’s named ‘blue’ when it’s purple, but it’s still a great prop. 😛

It’s finally Friday, so enjoy your weekend!

(Especially those of you in the US, who get a long holiday weekend!)

LOTD #197 – Kept Waiting

LOTD 197

She paused a moment.

He was late; she loathed waiting.

She frowned, debating.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver  (@Vintage & Cool Fair)  (5263)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Dead Dollz – Astra – Blue (@Vintage & Cool Fair)  (2752)

Earrings:  Ear Candy – Silver Lily (16876)

Shoes:  KC Couture – Vixie Heels (2028)

Pose: Custom

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As I approach 200 LOTD posts, I find myself debating how to change them up and make them more interesting.

During a conversation with Yummy about literary devices (she started it, honest!), she mentioned that she had thought my captions for the LOTD posts were intended to be haikus.

While that was not my intention, I can see how my short captions could be interpreted that way – a ‘Katku’ as Yummy dubbed it. 😛

So, I’ve decided to write actual haikus (starting with this LOTD post) and see how it goes.

I’ve always liked haikus – I think the brevity and the rigid format appeals to the minimalist in me.

I’ll see how it goes – if nothing else, it certainly forces me to think more carefully about my word choices and imagery, which is good practice.

I’ve been on a vintage kick lately thanks to my repeated visits to the Vintage & Cool Fair, and now the FAD event has a round going with ‘vintage’ as the theme, so I shall be heading over there later.  There’s a cute poodle skirt I’ve got my eye on. 😛

I absolutely adore this hair from Vanity (another stop on my t0-visit list) and this dress from Dead Dollz is just gorgeous.

I love the bow, and the lace top is an applier for my mesh bod.

I must confess, I don’t like fussing with all the appliers. I find myself sticking to skins that are built-in to my Lelutka head and Maitreya body, and though I own a gross ton of nail appliers, I rarely use them, instead making do with the shades that are built-in to the Maitreya HUD.

I wish there was a way to insert/add new appliers into the HUD.  Sigh.  A girl can dream, right? 😀

The shoes are a MP find from KC Couture and were the perfect touch for this outfit.

LOTD #194 – All Attitude

LOTD 194

Her piercing blue eyes didn’t miss anything.

She stopped in front of the car and assumed a pose that was all attitude.

He couldn’t help but laugh.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver – Reds (@Vintage & Cool Fair)  ( 5263)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: G Field – Karen Bib Dress – Sunflower (@Vintage & Cool Fair)  (1274)

Watch: Ben’s Beauty – Dokata Watch – Gold (78725)

Shoes: Essenz – Boca Raton – Tan (@Festival of Sin)  (2186)

Pose: Nantra

Location: Legends

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I’ve been a busy girl lately.

I’m working hard on new projects, but I did finally find the time to make it to a couple of events.

I’d never been to the Festival of Sin before, so I enjoyed walking around and seeing everything.

My favorite shoe store, Essenz, had a gacha for their gorgeous Boca Raton heels, so I couldn’t resist.

I’m a sucker for shoes, what can I say? 😛

I also managed to get into the Vintage and Cool fair (not an easy task, mind you).

I love vintage and retro styles, and I will be going back several more times before the fair closes, I am sure.

On my first trip, I picked up this cute little summer dress from G Field.

I love the white ruffled bib and the bow.

G Field also has a free gift out of some cute polka dot slingback heels, so make sure you don’t miss those!

Vanity hair is a new-to-me store, but when I saw this retro beehive hairdo, I knew I had to have it.

Vanity also had a $1L gift – a cute little tiara that works perfectly with the Moonriver hair, so I grabbed that too.

A quick search to find a suitable retro sim and voilá – instant sass. 😀

LOTD #48

LOTD 48I love, love, love, love this costume.

I had been working on a routine and when I saw this costume, I immediately abandoned my original idea and began working on a routine just for this costume.

It turned out really well, if I do say so myself. 😉

Today’s color is red and I traveled to hell for this pic.

Details:

Costume (everything shown): !deviousMind – Agneya Devi – Fire Demon Avatar

Location: Ponchau

Pose:  Vanity Poses