Winter Winds

First, let me tell you where I got the style inspiration for these photos. I was searching for a hair to wear with this outfit and i wasn’t finding quite what i wanted, when Oakley Foxtrot posted THIS BLOG POST on Plurk. I was like, “OOH! I have that hair!” I also really liked the snow idea, so I looked up a tutorial on how to make snow! So, thank you, Oakley. You totally inspired me.

Now, the third annual With Love Hunt is just around the corner (starts November 30th)! Want to see some of the stuff you’ll find in the hunt? Yeah, I thought so.

Take a gander at this beautiful coat.  Everything in this hunt is valued at or over 400L, but is available for just 10L. This jacket. 10L. Dude.

Now, please direct your attention to the skin on my face here.  Yeap. I drooled a little, too. Again, 10L. Ten stinking Linden. You’re not going to miss this hunt, are you?

From the CHIC Blog:

“The third annual With Love Hunt returns November 30th gridwide! It will begin at Cheeky Pea’s mainstore at 4pm SLT. We will post a list of hints and slurls to the stores nearer the time. There will be 76 boxes containing a product worth 400L or more for sale at 10L in each participating store.”

Click on the blog link up there to read all about it and see the list of participating stores!

Coat: **DIRAM**-CHLOE Cap (With Love Hunt)
Leggings: Izzie’s- Metallic Leggings
Boots: [elikatira]- Secret Boots
Hair: Alice Project- Willow
Skin: Essences- Saga Skin (With Love Hunt)
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyes: IKON- Eternal Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner: cheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Poses: fri.day
Location: Izzie’s

Wicked

Halloween is almost here and there are so many wonderful, dark, scary things out right now! Glam Affair has released a line of “The Dark Side” skins based on Roza and Ginny. I really love this one, called Roza 04. The winged liner and gorgeous red lips reminded me of a not-so-innocent Snow White. What if, instead of killing her, the poison apple had brought out her dark side?

 

This hair From The Alice Project is pure genius. One of my favorite things about Alice Project (besides the HUD that allows you to change the texture every way you can imagine) is that she always makes such unique styles. This hair is very rockabilly. It’s available now at Zodiac for the Scorpio cycle!

The prop and pose are from Love Me Brutal,and you can get it for 1L here on Marketplace. No, that is not a typo.  It actually comes with the chaise with apples, then the chaise alone and the apples alone. The chaise alone has no poses in it but it’s copy/mod. The one linked with apples has the poses. I was a little confused by that at first.
Shoes: N-Core- Coquette
Hair: Alice Project- Steph Zodiac
Skin: Glam Affair- Dark Side- Roza 04
Nails- Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Shape: Mine
Prop/pose: Love Me Brutal- Snow White’s Poison Apple

Prop/pose: Love Me Brutal- Snow White’s Poison Apple

Such Great Heights

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock you may have heard of the Cinema event that is currently running. This event is SO cool. A ton of amazing designers have gotten together to bring you all sorts of movie-inspired items. You can read more about this event here!

I am so excited to to show you one of the hairs from Alice Project that’s available at Cinema. It’s called Willow and it’s absolutely fabulous. It comes in two different parts, the blowing hair and small braids (enlarge photo below to see braids better). This way, you can wear it with or without the braids.  It also has a version that blows straight out, one that is angled up and one that is angled downward. As is the case with all Alice Project hairs, it also has the amazing HUD that allows you to change the textures forever and never run out of awesome options. This hair can appropriately be called epic. I almost never use “epic” because the internet people ruined it for me (yes, you) but this is a valid use of the word. Suck it.

I also need to tell you about this beautiful dress by The Secret Store & NYU. It’s a collaboration piece and I really hope to see more of these because this one came out so great. The dress comes in 10 different colors and can be worn in so many ways. It was originally released for Lazy Sunday but it is now available at regular price.

OH, one last thing I’d like to mention. When going to Cinema, as with all large events, PLEASE PLEASE dress down and remove as many scripts as you can. There IS a script gate at Cinema. I believe the limit is 50 scripts, but less is always better. Wear system clothes, remove your HUDS (you know you don’t need them while shopping) and wear unscripted hair and shoes, etc. I have even heard of people who wear full alphas, remove their AO, and just go invisible. I go, look at everything, grab demos, and take them home to try them on. Then, I go back later to get what I want. When we all do little things like this, it helps EVERYONE to have a better experience and greatly reduces lag. Don’t be a selfish shopper!

Dress: The Secret Store & NYU- Fall Babydoll Dress
Socks: The Secret Store- Lace Knit Socks
Shoes: Ingenue- Ariane
Hair: Alice Project- Willow Cinema
Skin: Mother Goose’s- Abbey
Shape: Mine
Pose: don’t freak out!
Location: Aear

Vintage Fair Fun!

So, you’d think that with all of the previews I’d have exhausted my stock of fabulous bloggable items. You’d also be mistaken.

Check out this hair. Just look at it. Ridiculous, I tell you. Alice Project hits home runs in vintage hair styles time after time. Her hair coloring huds that allow you to recolor your hairs in a ton of different ways makes these hairs extra awesome and versatile. This hair makes me all kinds of happy.

PiCHi has about a zillion different color options of these shorts and tops. They fit really nicely, though the shorts I ended up wearing a small instead of my usual extra small, so keep that in mind when you’re demoing the sizes. This top you can pretty much wear with anything, making it a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

I have used these Di’s Opera poses in a few posts now, and I just wanted to mention how much I love them. Some have been from the Rockabilly set and some from the Hairspray set. These poses are really well done and extra glamorous.

Vintage Fair is ONLY open till August 29th, so make sure you get over there! There is so much fun stuff to see and take home!

Top: .::PiCHi::.- KAIA Strapless Top VINTAGE FAIR
Shorts: .::PiCHi::.- LITA Floral Shorts VINTAGE FAIR
Shoes: G Field- Strap Shoes “Alex”
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- cheLLe- French New Wave
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: Alice Project- Lynn VINTAGE FAIR
Nails: Izzie’s- 80′s Round Nails VINTAGE FAIR
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Di’s Opera VINTAGE FAIR

Hair Fair Preeevs & FLF!

Guys. Guys. Hey guys… guys. Are you listening? Lean in reeeeeally close, this is important…

HAIR FAIR STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! AND I HAVE PREVIEWS FOR YOUUUU!!!

Oh, and today is Fifty Linden Friday. Can there be anything better? No, I didn’t think so. Don’t argue with me.

Alright, so this is a great low lag outfit to wear to hair fair tomorrow, ok? Fri.day and Surf Couture both released system clothing for FLF. I know, I know, it’s not mesh… BUT they’re still REALLLY cute.

SO, ready to talk about Hair Fair stuff? I grabbed about 150 demos today and I’m waiting for a feeeeew more designers to set up their booths *ahem* so I can give them the rest of my money. Wanna see some of the pretty hairs I ended up with today??

From Clawtooth- Serendipity:

From Exile- Crush (can be worn with or without hairband):

From Wasabi Pills- Ichigo (hair band is dual color and color change):

From Alice Project- Kumi

I realize I’m writing like a hyper child on caffeine and chocolate right now, but it’s just because I’m really very very excited, and I really really hope you are, too. SO, go buy pretty things at FLF (previews of all available items here) and then slap on your least laggy outfit and head to Hair Fair tomorrow! A crafty blogger even posted a list of every SLURL for every booth at Hair Fair. I can’t promise you won’t get redirected to the main gates when you tp in, but at least you can plug the SLURL in the map and get a beacon and follow it to your favorite store’s booth.

Shirt: fri.day- Ballet.Tee (Fifty Linden Friday)
Shorts: Surf Couture- Beachgeass Cutoffs (Fifty Linden Friday)
Makeup: cheLLe- (eyeliner) French New Wave
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hairs: credited above each photo
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet (mesh rigged)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Poses: marukin (July Collabor88)

 

Sn@tch at CHIC²

Hey guys! Look at this fun bathing suit I grabbed from Sn@tch at CHIC²! I am a big fan of the vintage look, and the prim bows just take it to a whole new level of cute! There are a bunch of fab colors available. This great hair from The Alice Project went just right with the look! Her styles are so different than other designers, and really well done.

I played around with dodge and burn for the first time on this photo. I found a tutorial here on how to use dodge and burn without damaging the original photo. I’m definitely not a master at this technique by any means, but it’s fun to see the additional depth that can be added. I will keep playing around with it and hopefully getting better!

Bathing Suit: Sn@tch- Bettie Swimsuit (CHIC²)
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: MONS- Shocking Eyes
Eyeliner: [a.e.meth]- cat eyeliner
Hair: Alice Project- Bonnie
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Juxtapose
Photo Location: Crossing Currents