Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paperwork Builds

William Weaver has been a Flickr contact of mine for a while. I'll admit, I'm probably the worst Flickr contact ever because I kinda suck at commenting, but I do try to keep up as best I can. He's kind enough to favorite some of my pictures on occasion, and I always try to keep up with those who are nice enough to like what I do.

Last night I was doing my last "web round" before bed and noticed on Flickr that he had a link to his marketplace store - Paperwork. AND he had some really cool photo skyboxes! Not only are they cool, but they're FREE. I got them all and today got to play with them.

These shots are totally raw except for cropping, rounding the corners [don't sue me, Apple], and adding my signature. The lighting is all done within SL with the help of the builds.

Style - Paperwork Builds-3

Style - Paperwork Builds-2

Style - Paperwork Builds-1

My computer is not the best or anything, but as you can see, the skyboxes make it really easy to take some great shots! And it's really funny because the builds themselves, just in the regular light, don't look like much of anything really. But if you download the Windlight setting William has offered on the marketplace pages, all you have to do is use that setting, turn on shadows and local lights, and boom! Instapretty! On that last shot, I used the mirror water, put the build just under the water, and used one of the Windlight settings provided in Firestorm. I think it turned out nicely!

Check out Paperwork and get your free cool builds today!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

She's An Uptown Girl

Have you been to the Coldlogic sale yet? No? Let me give you another reason to go!

Style - She's an uptown girl

The new Manza dress has just been released and it's just lovely! Very figure flattering and sexy, and gives you a "Ka-POW!" booty! Seriously, I turned to the side and thought, "Holy COW. Look at my butt!" And well, if that's not a glowing recommendation on why you should buy this dress, I don't know what would be. :-p

In This Post:

Skin: Chloe Fair 5 by Belleza
Hair: Soleil in Chestnut by Truth
Dress: Manza in Ivory by Coldlogic [Sale!]
Shoes: Alex in Red by G Field
* Fleur de Lis Necklace & Earrings by Caroline's [Collabor88]
* Glitter Nails by Izzie's
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Fabienne Pied a Tierre Skybox by Barnesworth Anubis [Collabor88]

Monday, August 27, 2012

Well, That's What I Saw Her In.

When I put this outfit on, I thought of that line from Mean Girls. "I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops."

There's a big 50% off sale at Coldlogic right now AND there are new releases today, like the Waid top that I'm wearing, that fall under the sale price! It's win win for everyone! Expect my next post to have me covered in Coldlogic!

But today, I wanted to let you all know about a photo contest that's going on!

Style - Well that's what I saw her in

FATEwear will be releasing soon, and there's a photo contest going on for it! I guess this is mostly for men being that FATEwear is for the guys, but ladies, you know you can get in on it, too. It's super simple. Just pop on over to the store and get into the subscriber. You'll receive the Carter outfit. [I'm wearing the shorts in my picture!] Get in the outfit, take a great picture, and submit it to the FATEdesign flickr group. If you're the winner, you'll receive the ENTIRE launch collection!!

Have fun!

In This Post:

Skin: Chloe Fair 0 by Belleza
Hair: Froukje in Sahara by Truth
Top: Waid in red by Coldlogic [Sale!!]
Shorts: Carter by FATEwear [Subscriber Gift]
Shoes: Aussie Thongs in Red by SLink
* Natural mesh bare feet required
* Glitter Nails by Izzie's
* Indian Wax Bangles in red by Yak & Yeti [Free]
* Devotion Bridal Set by Earthstones
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Photo taken in the Mills Summer Camp Cabin by Second Spaces

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty!

So if you haven't heard, Gospel Voom's sweet kitty, Archibald, was hit by a car recently. Bless his strong little heart, he managed to get himself home and has been fighting like a champion to recover after several days in the hospital. Naturally, the cost of the surgeries and other veterinary care is pretty super high. I think most of us know the cost of having our beloved pets taken care of, and the cost of emergency care is even higher.

Truth District and several talented friends from across the grid have come together to help raise funds for Archibald's expenses. There are some cute items, some of them exclusive to the event, in the fundraiser. On top of that, Gos has his store at Truth District set to 50% off! So help a sweet kitty and an awesome kitty daddy and do some shopping for a good cause. :)

Style - Here Kitty Kitty!

The fundraiser for Archie lasts until September 2nd at Truth District.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Grace by Aura
Hair: Tisha in Sahara by Truth
Top: Larsen in blue by coldLogic [Sale!!]
Skirt: Averi in Yellow by Elymode [Archie Fundraiser]
Shoes: Gators in Banana by GOS [50% off at TD!]
* Nails: Glitter nails by Izzie's
* Ring: Devotion Bridal Set by Earthstones
Pose & Puppet: Archie Cat by WetCat [Archie Fundraiser]

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Little Cleaning Up

So my dear husband is out of town this weekend, and I figured it would be a great time to clean up a bit around the house. Luckily with the Fancy Feathers collaborative set from Exposeur and Cheeky Pea for Zodiac, I can get all the dusting done!

Style - A little cleaning up

Miel put out just the cutest little minidresses for today's Fifty Linden Friday! The Playa dress is short and sexy, and has some great color change options via an easy to use HUD.

Spruce Up Your Space starts tomorrow, and MudHoney has this really sweet Harriet set for us. The chair even has an animation to pet a kitty! My kitty from this month's Collabor88 has a new place to sit!

Okay, back to cleaning. I can't let him come home to a dirty house!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Starlight by Aura
* Sophie lips by Exodi added, No longer available
Hair: Auralee in Sahara by Truth [Minus the mesh attachment]
Dress: Playa in Stripe Natural by Miel
Shoes: 2-Strap Pumps in Cream by SLink [Vintage Fair 2012]
Necklace: Jeweled Owl by Maxi Gossamer [Collabor88]
Pose & Duster: Fancy Feathers by Cheeky Pea & Exposeur [Zodiac]
Furniture: Harriet Set by MudHoney [Spruce Up Your Space]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

There's No Dye In The Woods!

I really love different colored hair, but I don't wear it very often. Why? Well, I'm outside a lot, and I'd hate to get lost in the woods and not be able to touch up my hair!

Style - There's no dye in the woods!

Truth released the new Izzie hair yesterday, and I simply HAD to wear it in pink so I could use the pretty aqua streaks! The streaks are color changeable by a HUD and you can even remove the streaks if you only want your bangs to be one color. There is also a removable color change bow that comes with the hair. I'm not wearing it in the picture because I guess I lost it in the forest or something.

It's really hard to be pretty and outdoorsy sometimes.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Osaka by Aura
Eyes: Utopia in Light Cerulean by IKON
Hair: Izzie in Fairyfloss by Truth
Dress: Earth Princess in Bird by AddiCt [Zodiac - Virgo]
Necklace: Jeweled Butterfly by Maxi Gossamer [Collabor88]
Pose by aDORKable Poses

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Switching Signs

The new Zodiac cycle starts tomorrow! [August 23rd] As a Leo-Virgo cusp sign myself, I'm happy to explore my Virgo side this coming month!

Style - Switching Signs

Zodiac is a monthly themed sales event centered around, well, the zodiac! Each month a new group of several of your favorite stores will create a brand new item using astrology as their inspiration.

In This Post:

Skin: Cassiopea Retro by Glam Affair [The Dressing Room]
Hair: Secretive, Color Pack #3 by Magika
Top & Skirt: Kasia by Evie's Closet [Zodiac - Virgo]
Flowers: Bizarre Flower Headpiece & Ring by LaGyo [Collabor88]
Pose by aDORKable Poses [Zodiac - Virgo]

Friday, August 17, 2012

There's No Gravity To Hold Me Down

I wasn't going to blog the new Xarra tunic by Maitreya. It's super cute and I do love it, but I figured it would be blogged a whole lot by much better bloggers than me. :) I was right, of course! [And let's face it, I'm also super lazy and figured it was a good excuse to not blog.] But I cannot resist blogging an outfit if I actually think I look pretty because I struggle at styling myself!

Style - There's no gravity to hold me down

Truth released new hair today, and I just fell in love with the Bria hair! Long and pinned to the side? Yes, please! Not gonna lie, I'm probably going to try to replicate this style on my real hair and then be sad that it doesn't look as good.

I hopped over to The Dressing Room today [I THINK it's the last day for the current cycle, but don't quote me on that] and picked up these cute Brera pumps by YS&YS. I'm wearing the version with socks, but there is a prim foot-no sock version as well. And I couldn't resist snatching up Glam Affair's Cassiopea Retro skin while I was at TDR! It's just so pretty!

For someone who didn't plan on blogging today, I sure have written a lot!

In This Post:

Skin: Cassiopea Retro by Glam Affair [The Dressing Room]
Hair: Bria w/Roots in Seaspray by Truth
Dress: Xarra in Striped Lake by Maitreya
Shoes: Brera in Cognac by YS&YS [The Dressing Room]
Jewelry: Beatrice Necklace & Earrings by Maxi Gossamer
Bag: My Oversized Tote by Auxiliary [Group Gift]
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Tower of the King Skybox by Trompe Loeil [Collabor88]

Monday, August 13, 2012

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip!

I used to dye my hair a lot when I was younger. I've had hair that was platinum blonde and jet black and cherry red and many other colors. I haven't done more than touching up my dark roots or getting highlights in the past few years, but I'm a HUGE fan of the dip dye hair! I'd do it myself if I didn't think someone would look at me funny. When I saw the Secretive hair by Magika, I loved the style. But more than that - I loved the dipped color!

Style - When I dip, you dip, we dip

The dipped colors come with Color Pack #3, so remember that if you're interested in just dipped colors. I really adore how Magika does the HUDs for the hair because it's like getting a small fatpack for a low price.

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Cupid by Aura
* Briar Glossy Natural lips added
Hair: Secretive, Color Pack 3 by Magika
Top: Slouchy Tank in Sugar Skull by Auxiliary [Collabor88]
Shorts: Soley in Used Washed Denim by NV
* Indra Painted Stacked Bangles by Zaara
* Glitter Nails by Izzie's
* Devotion Bridal Set by Earthstones
Pose by aDORKable Poses [Zodiac]
Photo taken at B&B Spiritual Designs

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Living At The Vintage Fair

I've always loved vintage homes. When I was younger, my older sister used to decorate with all this stuff she'd find at thrift shops and she'd create amazing things with what others would consider "old junk." I've never had the luck she's had in finding the best old things, but luckily in SL, I can have my vintage style without having to sift through peoples' used china.

At the Vintage Fair, Funky Junk has brought us the Salinas house. It is too adorable! Of course, I always say that about Funky Junk houses, but I always mean it! There are two bedrooms and a sunken living room, along with the bathroom, dining room, and generously sized kitchen. You can choose to get it without a garage as well.

Style - Living At The Vintage Fair - Funky Junk Salinas House

I learned how to type on a typewriter. Setting it between pica and elite, hearing the satisfying CLACK CLACK CLACK of the keys, it's definitely a whole different ballgame than typing on a computer. What Next's Nouvelle Study has the cutest little typewriter on it! Oh, and a rotary phone! There are plenty of cute animations in the set, too.

Style - Living At The Vintage Fair - WN Nouvelle Study

And finally for today, you should check out the RemiRetro furniture set from Bella Rose. There's all kinds of cute pieces in it, and the colors remind me of something you might find in the Brady Bunch house! I think my favorite item in the whole set might just be that clock! Or the radio! Or... well, it's all so cute, I just can't pick one favorite!

Style - Living At The Vintage Fair - Bellarose RemiRetro

Go on, now. Go to the Vintage Fair and find some home stuff!

Funky Junk at the Vintage Fair

What Next at the Vintage Fair

Bella Rose Designs at the Vintage Fair

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm A Unicorn

I really hadn't planned on blogging this outfit. It was just a fun thing I threw together before heading out to a party last night. But I showed a pic of the skirt on plurk, and Gogo said I reminded her of a unicorn. How could I not blog my unicorn outfit after that??

Style - I'm A Unicorn

Auxiliary has these cute Alluring Mini Skirts out at Collabor88 and I have never been one to pass up a cute mini skirt! It is mesh, and you will probably need to wear underpants with it unless you are either A) good at modding alpha layers, or B) don't mind flashing cooter. Auxiliary isn't officially open yet, but from the sneak previews they've given us so far, I cannot WAIT until they do!

Also at Collabor88, Ploom has this lovely Tart hair. I used to have my hair like this ages ago where it's a little longer in the front. I'm wearing the dipped color and there is a HUD to change your colors! If it came in a rainbow dipped color, I'd be in heaven!

My Butterfly necklace by Maxi Gossamer and Pinwheel pose by aDORKable Poses are also out at Collabor88 this month. What did I tell you guys about this being a fantastic month there??

I have to go prance around like a unicorn now! Bye!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Cupid by Aura
* Briar - Doll lipstick added
Hair: Tart by Ploom [C88]
Top: Layering Tee by JANE
Skirt: Alluring Mini B by Auxiliary [C88]
Socks: Overknee Socks by Izzie's
Boots: DOCS 8-Hole by GOS
Necklace: Jeweled Butterfly by Maxi Gossamer [C88]
Pinwheel Pose by aDORKable Poses [C88]
Photo taken at Wanderstill, Ode

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baby, My Mind Is On Love

You know what I love? Collabor88!! And oh you guys...this month? AMAZING. I know, it's amazing every month. But this month is special because it's the one year anniversary!! Almost EVERY designer who has participated in the past year is BACK for August! I'm so happy! Exclamation points all over the place!! The theme for this month is Baroque, so think jewel colors, drama, and all kinds of richness. You know the C88 designers always bring the most amazing things every month, and this month is certainly no different!

Collabor88 starts tomorrow, August 8th, and I'll definitely be covering more during the month!

Style - Baby, my mind is on love

In this post:

Skin: Briar in Starlight by Aura
* Sophie lips in Crushed Cranberry by Exodi [No longer available]
Hair: Thrive in Brown 05 by Elikatira [C88]
Corset: Ninon in Ruby by Ingenue [C88]
Panties: Trikaya Knickers by Zaara
Necklace: Fleur de Lis in Gold/Gothic by Caroline's [C88]
Mesh eyelids & lashes by SLink
Pose: Ruffles pack by aDORKable Poses [C88]
Lamin Longhouse w/furniture by Barnesworth Anubis

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Vintage Fair Starts Today!

Vintage Fair 2012 kicks off today! SO EXCITED! I'm short on time this morning, but I just HAD to show you guys a little more stuff!

Style - Vintage Fair Starts Today!

I know, I'm not usually a redhead, but I was simply called to this color when I put on the Veronica hair by Wasabi Pills! I've been looking for a good Veronica Lake style hair in SL forever, and this one is perfect! Especially paired up with the new Vintage Hollywood skin from Adam n Eve! You get a bunch of lipsticks, eye shadows and nail colors with this skin as well, so you can definitely make your own look.

One Bad Pixel brings us the Vintage dress, and I'm not sure when I'll take it off. It also comes with a smart cropped jacket, which I'm not wearing in the photo but can't wait to pair with many other things! And of course you know SLink never disappoints your feet, and these adorable Vintage Two Strap pumps are so very yum!

Vintage Fair begins at 4pm SLT, and THIS PAGE will give you the map and SLurls. [I'll add the direct fair SLurl to my credits.] Remember, events are VERY VERY VERY LAGGY the first few days, so take off your scripted items and your flexi ball gowns and your crazy wings. No one is looking at you anyway, they just want to see the stuff! Have fun, vintage fans!

In This Post:

Skin: Vintage Hollywood in Moonkissed Red by Adam n Eve [VF2012]
Hair: Veronica in Flaming Cherry by Wasabi Pills [VF2012]
Dress: Vintage in White by One Bad Pixel [VF2012]
Shoes: Vintage 2-Strap Pumps in White by SLink [VF2012]
Nails: Sculpted Nails by Pixel Mode
Pose by Status [VF2012]

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oh Miss Brady!

Sometimes I think I was born at the wrong time because I just get such a thrill out of more vintage/retro clothing!

Style - Oh Miss Brady!

When you get to go to Vintage Fair on Saturday, be sure to stop by Coldlogic and pick up the Brady dress. I mean, really? Why wouldn't you? It's adorable! And YES, quite Brady Bunch! I really wish I had a dress like this in RL!

I wasn't sure what shoes I'd pair with this and then I saw the 1970s Heel from new-to-me store ChaChaDee! They are just the perfect little Marcia Brady shoe, don't you think?

FaMESHed started today and Wasabi Pills put out the Sylvie hair. It's a simply sweet ponytail style and what I like best about it is that you can wear it with shorts or jeans, but it would also look just as good with a pretty cocktail dress. You all know me - I love versatility in things!

More shopping to do!

In This Post:

Skin: Briar in Fawn by Aura
* Sophie lipstick by Exodi added [No longer available]
Hair: Sylvie in Lemon Tea by Wasabi Pills [FaMESHed]
Dress: Brady in Blue by coldLogic [Vintage Fair 2012]
Shoes: 1970s Heels in Reptile Nude by ChaChaDee [Vintage Fair 2012]
Pose by aDORKable Poses
Skybox - Di Mare Home by Zigana