Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pose Fair Is Coming! Spring Bazaar Is Here!

Hey, do you know what's coming up? POSE FAIR!!!! The only way I'd be more excited about a fair is if it was called "Hey Ali, Everything You Ever Needed In SL Is Right Here And Free" Fair.

Today I'm using poses from Amacci, which will be in the Pose Fair this year. I was sent a great folder of poses, plus their "Posh AO." I really like the AO, and I think whenever I'm called to do a runway show again, this will probably be the AO I end up using for it.

If you didn't know, the Spring Bazaar is going on right now! Lots of cute designers out there, and everything is $50L or less. I picked up lots of great things, including a ton of stuff in the dollarbie/freebie Easter eggs that are hiding around. I picked up this great t-shirt from Intrigue Co. for $25L, and these shorts from Frop, which were part of a 2 shirts/2 shorts set for $30L. I also picked up my facial piercings from Adore & Abhor for $15L. Heck of a deal!

[I will say, though, for those of you who don't care for the recolors of the premade template stuff you can buy on XStreet, a lot of these items have been made using templates, and so a lot look the same. But if that doesn't bug you, especially since it's all so inexpensive, then you should be totally good!]

Review - Pose Fair, Spring Bazaar

Review - Pose Fair, Spring Bazaar, closeup

The Spring Bazaar is going on now until April 11th, and the Pose Fair starts this Friday, April 2nd, at 4pm SLT. Happy shopping!

Also in this post:

Skin: Alyson [Group Gift] by Belleza
Hair: Marguerite in Strawberry by Truth
Shoes: Hocs Lowtops by HOC Industries

Friday, March 26, 2010

Let me take the stage...

Do you love boots? Oh, I just bet you do! I do too, and honey, let me tell you - I am wearing the most marvelous lace up boots on my feet today!

The new Burlesque boots from Gos are just delicious! Knee high, lace up, sculpted beautifully over your calves... Take a look!

Review - Gos - Burlesque

Are you in love yet? No? Well, let me sweeten the deal for you with these sweet boots. They are loaded with options! You won't have to worry about a fatpack with these yummies, because they are color-changeable with 6 fabulous colors! You can change the satin of the boot, and the laces as well. So many options to match with your outfits! I just love the colors!

Review - Gos - Burlesque, all colors

For those of you who like playing in 2.0, these are 2.0 friendly with the invisible alpha layer so that you don't have to worry about invisiprims! I love that! But if you are not using 2.0, there are invisiprims, so these boots attach to your lower leg. These are also very easy to fit with the menu system to make the boots smaller or wider, and to move them back and forth or side to side. That's always a nice option for people who are not quite comfortable with the system modify tools. And if you're really really not good at fitting prims to your shape, there is a special posestand available and - get this - your friends can mod the boots FOR YOU. If you don't have friends (just kidding!), I understand that there will be staff at the Gos store to help you out. Be sure to read the notecard if you get confused with it, although if you're familiar with most resizer scripts, you will most likely not have too much trouble with this. And once they are fit, if you don't like extra scripts, there is an Anti-Lag button which removes the scripts. But remember, that removes ALL the scripts, so be sure to make a backup copy of your boots first!

The Burlesque Boots are an extremely affordable $895L. With all the color change options, that's really like getting 36 pairs of boots! Where else are you going to get that many boots that look this good for that price? Only at Gos!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Meow Rubies" by Belleza
Hair: Edie in Swedish by Truth
Outfit: Cygnet in Black by Evie's Closet
Poses by Glitterati

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


There's only one guy in SL who could possibly make me do this. The awesome Matthew Anthony has climbed aboard the...decorating train, and has opened a new store - JazzleWorks!

What's getting dazzled? Why...my Vajazzle, of course!!


Starting with three fabulous designs, now you too can have "Bling For Your Thing!" And yes, there are blinging options available. They are all prim, and copy/modify. I love it being all prim!

$100L each, and yes, my male friends, you will have your own bling soon!

Get down to JazzleWorks and be dazzled!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Get me to the chapel on time!

I just adore weddings. Around 7 or 8 years ago, I was a bridesmaid 3 times in just slightly over a year in my physical world, and I never never got tired of discussing weddings! Which, you know, is probably a good thing since I was in so many! I've never had the opportunity to be a bride in either life, but with this new gorgeous wedding dress from Nymphetamine, I can at least pretend!

The Vivy wedding gown is just elegant and stunning. It's also not very frilly, which I know so many brides appreciate.

Review - Nymphetamine - Vivy, front

Review - Nymphetamine - Vivy, back

The gown is strapless, with a simple chest ruffle. There is a plain sash and then the lovely ballgown style skirt. The gown also comes with the option of wearing the veil or just flowers in your hair. I modded this veil easily to go with my hairstyle. Also, Paeoti told me this, but she uses the Emerald viewer with the extra attachment points for these items. So if you do not, you will need to manually attach the veil or flowers to an open spot on your head.

There is something that's just a little better than the wedding - The honeymoon! And won't your partner just LOVE seeing you out of your beautiful gown and into this oh-so-pretty babydoll lingerie?

Review - Nymphetamine - Vivy babydoll

You can also take off the babydoll part and just wear the teddy underneath. You guys know I do so love options!

The Vivy wedding gown is $1000L for the set of the gown & the lingerie, including the veil and hair flower. You can also purchase the gown, veil & flower for $850L, or the lingerie, veil & flower for $350L. The dress and lingerie also comes in 9 other colors, minus the veil & flower, for $750L each. They are available now at the Nymphetamine mainstore, so get out there and shop!

Also in this post:

Skins: Belle "Amethyst Kisses" and Belle "Meow Rubies" by Belleza
Hairs: Jocelyn and Avery in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [No longer available]
Poses by Glitterati, Olive Juice, and Striking Poses

Friday, March 19, 2010

I feel like a movie star!

Quick! Name three of my favorite things! Who said lingerie, jewelry, and old black & white movies? You win!

When Kieran Debevec of Phoenix Rising dropped this utterly amazing jewelry on me and Betty Doyle of Ingenue quickly followed with the most lovely corset sets, I knew immediately that they had to be shown together. There was just no other way!

First, let's look at the oh-so-pretty Angelique corset.

Review - Phoenix Rising, Ingenue - Angelique corset, Spring Blossom jewelry

Review - Phoenix Rising, Ingenue - Angelique corset, back

As much as I love lingerie, I love lingerie that doesn't give the whole farm away immediately even more, and honey, this is wonderful! The very well textured corset just hugs you in all the right places and I love the lacing in the back. Plus I just adore that the included panties are not thongs! Hey, people like opening gift wrapped presents for a reason, right? ;)

Now, let's take a look at the precious Spring Blossom jewelry!

Review - Phoenix Rising, Ingenue - Spring Blossom jewelry

How can you look at it and not want it? I know I surely can't! Every prim is placed JUST right, and there is the slightest glow on the diamonds to give it a gorgeous effect. I'm so enchanted with the necklace! And of course you have the beautiful flowers for your ears, too! Honestly? With this jewelry, you barely need clothes! I haven't been this excited about jewelry in a long long time!

The Angelique corsets come in 10 lovely colors for $165L each, or fatpack these beauties for $1295L. They are available now at Ingenue!

The Spring Blossom jewelry comes in 5 beautiful colors [my favorite is the Rain color!] for $400L each, or fatpack for $1800L. They are available now at Phoenix Rising!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Meows & Cherries" by Belleza
Hair: Jocelyn in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Beloved Silver by Beloved Custom Designs
Shoes: Sydney in White by SLink
Poses by Striking Poses [The store is having a closing sale, go now!]

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I'm way too comfortable in this chair!

You may know the store Baustein by Mainit Hellman for its wonderful prefabs. But did you also know that Mainit makes furniture? Really awesome furniture that you just wish you could yank out of SL and drag into your own living room!

The latest set, the De'Loire, is just fantastic!

Review - Baustein - De'Loire set

Review - Baustein - De'Loire chair

This set is just delish. It comes with the fireplace, painting, table, ottoman with texture change blanket, and 2 chairs, one with the filigree detailing and one without. The chairs and ottoman are also color change! [Monopoly board & chips plate are not included, just used for this shot.] Look at the chairs! If I had these chairs in my physical world, I don't think I'd ever get up. They look so so comfortable! And of course, the baked textures are just yummy.

The De'Loire set is prim budget friendly at just 67 prims for the entire set. It is also copy/modify, which is awesome. The set is $1200L, but you can buy the pieces separately, although of course you get a bit of a discount with buying the entire set.

Oh, and you can pick up the skybox that I took these photos in at Baustein as well. It's called Chill and I adore it!

Lots of stuff to see at Baustein, and there's a big grand sim opening party on Sunday at 12pm SLT at the Rigby sim for Baustein, SySy's, Staged, and Perse, so you have no excuses not to go check it out!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ms. Green Jeans

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this week, and so I'm sure we're going to be seeing a lot of green going on! [Which I'm sure makes one Queen of Green I know very happy!]

Designer Dick Wiesel of WoE put out a special set just for us ladies for this week - A green version of his Graecyn jeans and new Striped sweaters!

Review - WoE - St. Patrick's Special

Review - WoE - St. Patrick's Special, back

There are actually two sweaters in the box, the shorter sleeved one that I'm wearing, and a long sleeved version. I think the set is adorable, and I just love the nice shamrock on the back of the sweater!

The best part? The set is only $20L. Yay!

While you're at WoE picking this up, be sure to look around because I just know you'll find more that you like!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Meow Rubies" by Belleza
Hair: Milla in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Beloved Emerald by Beloved Custom Designs
Shoes: Long Round Boots in Dark Brown by J's
Poses by Glitterati

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have this Intuition...

...but I think these glasses are going to be the new favorite in many peoples' inventory!

New at the Accessories Fair, Gospel Voom of Gos released the new glasses, Intuition and Sentinel. So so cute! I ran right out and bought the Intuition, as they were a touch more "feminine" on my face. Check them out!

The glasses have loads of options, such as frame texture, lens texture, opacity, and my favorite - the monogram on the sides!! When you choose to set the monogram, it immediately picks up your initials, but you can set them to another. I love it! And you can choose from several different fonts and colors, too.

The glasses come with the textures white, black, and chrome for the frames, and clear, shaded, and "incognito" [very dark], for the lenses. In my package, there was a spray can to hold to "spray" my glasses into tortoiseshell with an amber shade. It's all just very cool!

The Intuition glasses are a very affordable $295L and currently you can find them at the Accessories Fair, but I'm sure they'll be at the mainstore quite soon!

Also in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Pale [very old group gift] by Free Speerit
Hair: Justine in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Sea Green by Miriel [No longer available]
Top: Knick Knack by Sn@tch
Poses by Glitterati

Today's Gaze - Spring Fling

I'll be the first to admit, I have a hard time mixing and matching pieces in my inventory to create something great. But once in a while, I'll play around and come up with something that, while pretty simple, makes me happy. Today's outfit makes me think of springtime, and as everyone knows, I'm a total springtime sunshine girl!

Review - Today's Gaze - Spring Fling

Yesterday I went to riotvend at Sn@tch and I didn't even SEE what I was getting when I bought it [I was having rezzing issues!], I just took the word of a friend that it was cute. And right she was, because I ended up with this CUTE skirt! The Knick Knack set has 6 colors of these just adorable skirts, plus a really cute white top, which I am not wearing here. These skirts make me so so happy! I know people usually think of Sn@tch for just more dark, punk/goth/urban type clothing, but when Ivey does cute, she does it very well!

The rest of the outfit just fell into place after putting on the very pretty skirt. My top comes from the Reale Bolero set. I always knew I'd find a place for this tank, and I do so love a great, plain white tank or shirt. My shoes are probably my favorite wedge sandals in SL, the Sunny sandals from G Field. I love bangles, so these Terra Verde bangles [and necklace, which you can't see that well in the picture] from Cad & Tart just yelled "Put me on!" at me. And I just love love the new Sydney hair from Truth, with the color changing headband. The whole look was just very fresh to me, so I put on the Alyson skin in makeup #2 by Belleza. I'm really more of a Belle girl, as proven by how often I just don't change skins, but Alyson's sweet face was necessary! And my pose is from Glitterati, which is probably in my top 3 of favorite pose stores.

I hope Sophia doesn't mind I terraformed her backyard a bit for this photo. Shh...we won't tell her. ♥

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Do I Dare? Absolutely!

When Gospel Voom first made the very awesome Dare booties in black, I did like them, but I didn't think that they were QUITE me. However, when he mentioned on Plurk that he just released them in BROWN...well, I hopped right over to Gos buy a pair!

Review - Gos - Dare booties in brown

Review - Gos - Dare booties closeup

I just love them! And the toes...just adorable! Plus they were very easy to tint with the helpful HUD and the list of corresponding presets for several of the more popular skins in SL. The shoes themselves are also very customizable, with menu options to change the color of the shoes to three different shades of brown, detailed or smooth leather, the color of the zips, studs, arches, and heels. And of course you can wear them with the toes peeking out or with a closed toe. So wonderful!

You can pick up your Dare booties for $975L, and remember, they come in black and red, as well! Get over to Gos!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Bronzed Mocha" by Belleza
Hair: Audrey in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Beloved Emerald by Beloved Custom Designs
Dress: Sam in Olive by Elate
Bracelet: Dangle Beads in Watermelon Tourmaline by EarthStones
Poses by Olive Juice and ImpEle

Monday, March 8, 2010

Here fishie, fishie, fishie...

I love the Pocket Gardens by Stormy Aluveaux and Carter Denja. Anytime I need an instant garden [because I'm horrible at landscaping!], I pull mine out and boom! Insta-pretty! I was super happy to see the new Castalia Basin with Koi, because who doesn't need some cute fish in their life??

Review - Pocket Gardens - Castalia Basin with Koi, small

Review - Pocket Gardens - Castalia Basin with Koi, large

Review - Pocket Gardens - Castalia Basin with Koi, both

The basins go really well with the Castalia prefab gardens. Both basins come with color change scripts for the basin itself, and for the roses attached. The fish are so cute and swim in circles. There are even sits on each basin [as shown in the top picture] and one of the best parts? Low prim! The small basin is 7 prims and the large is 10 prims. These are GREAT if you're in one of the new Linden homes!

These are very affordable, too! The small basin is $125L and the large is $175L. Or get a little discount and get both for $250L! They are copyable, so you can put fish out everywhere!

Go pick up your new koi at Pocket Gardens today!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm a delicate flower

Oh, did I just do a post wearing Ingenue? Yes. Am I going to do another? You bet!

The latest to come from the pretty pretty mind of Betty Doyle are the wonderful Tulipe tops, Pivoine skirts, and Liasis heels. Let's take a look!

Review - Ingenue - Tulipe, Rouge

Review - Ingenue - Tulipe, Noir

Review- Ingenue - Tulipe, L'eau

I just go mad for fun, girly girl clothing and oh, what is more girly girl than these flirty Pivoine skirts? The texturing on the Tulipe tops is just fantastic. The tops are very short [the skirts have a high waist] but I can easily see people wearing these under other shirts or jackets, or even in the summer to show off more skin. And the Liasis shoes? Perfect! Simple and elegant, you will be able to wear these with so so many of your outfits.

The Tulipe tops come in 10 colors and are $85L each or $500L for a fatpack. The Pivoine skirts also come in 10 colors for $175L each or $1200L for the fatpack. And the Liasis shoes come in 15 colors for $275L each or $2775L for a fatpack.

Why are you still here? Get your pretty tushes to Ingenue!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Meow Rubies" by Belleza
Hair: Chalice in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Beloved Tanzanite by Beloved Custom Designs
Jewelry: All 3 sets by Ganked
1. Suri Jewelry Set in Ruby
2. Nightdance Jewelry Set
3. Adrift Jewelry Set
Poses by {flowey}, Olive Juice, and ImpEle

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I could be your Ingenue

Like a lot of bloggers, sometimes I stumble onto review packs in my inventory that I never had the chance to open for one reason or another. [Um, the main reason being that my inventory is a huge mess.] I was digging around for something and ran into a pack of the Japonica dresses from Ingenue. Oh, am I ever glad I did!!

Review - Ingenue - Japonica

This dress is just so classy and ladylike! I am a fan of well done system skirts and this one certainly fits the bill. What's a little shape modding between friends, right? And I made friends with this dress quickly! My favorite part, of course, is the awesome oversized flower on the belt. Love love love.

The Japonica dresses are a very affordable $250L each, and come in 4 colors. I didn't see a fatpack option, but I may have missed it. Ingenue wasn't a store I was very familiar with in the past, but believe me, I will definitely be heading back!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Meows & Cherries" by Belleza
Hair: Jocelyn in Swedish by Truth [He's on XStreet too, if you didn't know!]
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [No longer available]
Shoes: Esprit in Wine by Maitreya Gold
Necklace & Bracelet: Gold & Freshwater Pearl by Muse [May no longer be available. It was a gift at some point.]
Pose by Glitterati

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I love my Innocence

Everyone knows what an incredible fan of Phoenix Rising I am. Anytime I want to instantly feel fashionable, I know I can throw on one of my PR outfits and go. Ashoka Eales's newest release, Innocence, is so pretty, I just don't want to take it off!

Review - Phoenix Rising - Innocence, gold

The bodice is low, making this dress not quite so innocent! But the long flowing skirt and the soft floral print at the bottom just makes you feel like an angel. I'm wearing it in gold, but there are 5 other colors available as well. I love all of them!

Innocence will be available tomorrow [Wednesday, March 3rd] at Phoenix Rising, and trust me, ladies - you WANT this dress. I'll have the price information later, and I'll update this post. Oh, and be sure you take a look at the vendor...you just might recognize the model! ;)

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle "Meow Rubies" by Belleza
Hair: Chalice in Swedish by Truth
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [No longer available]
Pose by Oracul
Taken in Sophia Harlow's house while she wasn't home ♥