Mesh Around Hunt

Hey fraaaaands! Have you been hunting? Let me entice you with another fun find- this great skirt from Geometry.

The Mesh Around Hunt started June 1st and goes through the 15th. You can see more previews of hunt items in my past few days’ blog posts and at The Ego Co., where a ton of awesome bloggers have been posting their preview items as well.

Find a list of all participating stores and (maybe even some hints) here. Also, make sure to join The Ego Co. group inworld by pasting this link: secondlife:///app/group/7dd7674f-7be3-9eb9-2e8f-9474c04f1791/about in local chat.

Your first hunt location is .evolve., and every gift you pick up will have the landmark for the next location included inside! Have fun and happy hunting!

Top: Fri.day- V.neck Tee
Skirt: Geometry- Precious Ruffle Skirt (Mesh Around Hunt Item)
Necklace: Mon Tissu- Floral Disc Pendant
Eyes: MONS- Shocking eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Hair: [elikatira]- Again
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Glitterati

Mesh Around Hunt Previews!

Hey! I have something fun to tell you about! Now, you may have heard a little bit about this crazy thing called mesh… it’s been around for a while now, and if you know anything at all about SL fashion, you know that mesh is EXPLODING as a design material. So many designers are moving into mesh territory, but there are still quite a few SL residents who are hesitant about mesh. With this in mind, an all-mesh hunt called Mesh Around was born!

This hunt is a GREAT way to grab a few mesh items to try, see how you like them, fall in love with mesh, and then go buy ALL THE MESH EVER!! The hunt will run from June 1-15, and will be grid-wide.  Wanna see a few of the great things that you’ll be able to find?

This fabulous beaded necklace is from Aura. I love it because it is bright and summery and, being mesh, it moves WITH, not THROUGH my av. Also, this adorable skirt from Pepper will be out for you to find. The skirt is rigged, abut the pockets are not, so you can wear one or both (or neither) and you can reposition them if needed. I love all of the details of the items in the pockets. I could definitely see wearing this to the beach, and not having to bring a purse!

Sidebar: I also want to mention this new !lamb hair though it is NOT in the hunt. I seriously love every new mesh release !lamb comes up with. They just keep getting better and better.

For a full list of participating stores and other information, go here: Mesh Around.

Top: Surf Couture- Retro Reef Bikini
Skirt: Pepper- Tami (Mesh Around Hunt item)
Necklace: Aura- Spirited- Bogo Beaded rigged Necklace (Mesh Around Hunt item)
Eyes: MONS- Shocking eyes
Eyelashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Hair: !lamb- Pearl
Feet: Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Glitterati
Photo Location: Artilleri

Culture Shock 2012 & Summer Beauty Festival

Hey guys! I am SO EXCITED to tell you about some big events going on right now in SL!

First is Culture Shock. It’s this great event celebrating the different cultures of SL residents and creators through fashion, art and music. The sim opened to bloggers, and let me tell you- it is really cool. All sorts of amazing vendors with exclusive items! I think the best part is that 50-100% of every vendor’s profits will be going to Médecins Sans Frontières, so not only do you get to shop for some great stuff but you’re also helping out a great cause!

Culture Shock will be open from May 4- 26. In the photo credits, I’ll asterisk (*) each item that you can find at CS!

Also happening now is the Summer Beauty Festival, which features some great cosmetic items! The festival opened May 1st and will be open till the 25th. I will note the SBF items in the credits with a double asterisk (**).

Credits after break! Continue reading

A Good Kind of Blah

I have been on a Tres Blah kick lately, maybe you’ve noticed? I honestly think that I will eventually own every item int that store. I’m trying to pace myself. Today, I’ve mixed and matched some stuff. This is a tank I’ve shown you before (here), paired with the skirt part of a dress I’ve also shown you before (here).

This skin *dies* is the newest release from Glam Affair, available here. This is the first time I have ever fat packed a skin, but seriously… every single version is beautiful and amazing and I could not choose. I honestly loved (and still love) Leah, but Giselle just blows me away.

Shirt: Tres Blah- Tied Up Tank Top
Skirt: Tres Blah- (skirt part of) Ciao Baby Dress
Necklace: Tres Blah- Beaded Necklace
Shoes: {mon tissu}- Montsegur Pumps
Hair: [elikatira]- Locked
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Pose: Glitterati

Sailors Take Warning

The new collection is out at The Dressing Room Blue! This dress immediately caught my attention. It is absolutely lovely. The only thing I was disappointed about was that I normally wear an XS in standard sizing, but there was no XS option in the pack. I modded my shape to a size S and the dress fit just fine, though. It was definitely worth the little bit of extra effort to wear this great dress. Also, I recently bought this new Magika hair. If you haven’t tried Magika yet, I honestly don’t know what you are waiting for. It is so well done, there are such cute styles… just… go. Go check it out.

Dress: MONS [Summer Love Collection] Vintage LongDress (Available at TDR Blue)
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Magika- Calm
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati
Photo location: Crossing Currents

Issues!

Hey guys! This is a pretty simple post today because I’ve been having odd buggy issues with my graphics for the last 2 days. For some reason, when shadows are enabled, parts of my hair go missing. It is so weird. Also, on my high-res snapshots, the shadows are all messed up. Here is a look at some photos I took, one with mesh hair, one with non-mesh hair. You can see where the hair is disappearing in some spots and the shadows are completely missing in sections of the snapshots.

So, after 2 days of this nonsense, I downloaded Exodus viewer because I heard it is great for photos. The same thing happened. I reached out to my Plurk friends, and someone suggested I do a full wipe and complete reinstall of Firestorm. I did, but it still didn’t fix the problem. I am baffled. So, for now, I am tired and without shadows. I did take a few more non-buggy shots (sans shadows) of this new {mon tissu} dress, though:

It is seriously so cute. Super well done, and the textures are amazing.

So, there ya have it. If anyone out there has any idea what the shadows issue is caused by, or how to fix it I would LOVE to know! If/when I find a fix, I will definitely do a follow-up post.

*UPDATE: I also updated my drivers, but no dice. Still searching.*

Dress: Mon Tissu- Silk Tucked Pencil Dress
Shoes: Mon Tissu- Sloane Pumps
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Long hair (1st photo): !lamb-  Brand New Lover
Updo (all other photos): [elikatira]- Details
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

UPDATE APRIL 30- Issues: Resolved!

Priorities

Friend: Hey what’s going on?
Me: Err, nuffin… just trying on these new clothes I got.
Friend: Boring!
Me: Whatever. Dun be jelly! Srsly this stuff is adorableeeeeee! I got these jeans and tops from Eclectic AND the new Burley hairs! OMG… shopgasm!
Friend: Where are you?
Me: At my place, just making outfits n stuff
Friend: TP meh
Me: You just wanna cam me while i change in case SL decides to show you my boobies in between outfits…
Friend:…
Friend: so?
Second Life: Teleport offered to…

And what does he do while I’m hard at work? Ffs…

Of course.

1st photo, left:
Top: Eclectic- Alice Tank Top
Undershirt: J1 Designs- Flower Bikini (without bow attachment worn)
Jeans: Eclectic- Natalia Pants
Feet: Slink- Womens natural barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Burley- GaEun
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

1st photo, right:
Top: Eclectic- Alice Tank Top
Undershirt: Toki Doki- usty bralet
Skirt: Whippet & Buck- Ayla Leather Skirt
Shoes: celoe- zoe.pumps
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: [elikatira]- Other
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

2nd photo:
On me:
Top: Eclectic- Alice Tank Top
Jeans: Eclectic- Natalia Pants
Shoes: fri.day- Dream.Booties
Tattoo: Love Zombie- Heart
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Moles: cheLLe- (moles) Beauty Marks
Hair: Burley- Zia II
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
My Pose: Glitterati
(Skybox & Decor from LISP Bazaar, Tatty Soup, Cheeky Pea, and Barnesworth Anubis)
On Dain Rexen: *shrugs* You’ll have to ask him!

Happy Easter!

Springtime means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Tomorrow, I will be with family celebrating Easter. Whatever it is you celebrate, or don’t, I hope you have a great weekend!

Dress: :[strip’d]:- Blithe
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet (rigged mesh)
Lipgloss: (Ag)- bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Pink Acid- Exotic Top Alpha Eyelashes
Hair: [elikatira]- Other
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati
Photo location: Camomile

Tuesday.

Hello, Tuesday. Let’s play nice, shall we?

More fun from the Truth District Sale today- this pretty body suit from Whippet & Buck. Mix with some old faves and you’ve got a whole new outfit!

Truth District Sale (April 1-7, MUST HAVE GROUP TAG)
Necklace: [chuculet] ina pearl necklace
Bodysuit: Whippet & Buck- Elisa Day Bodysuit
Jacket: C’est Moi! my short jacket
Lipgloss: (Ag) bitten lipstain
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes
Lashes: Pink Acid Exotic Top Alpha Eyelashes
Hair: [elikatira] Away
Shape: Mine
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah
Pose: Glitterati

*You may notice that there are no SLurls linked to the store names today, and that I have included item names in this post. This will be my new policy. I will tell you what it is and where I got it, but allow you to find it on Marketplace or inworld. I have also added an entire page of store names, paired with creator names. SLurls can change often, so using search to find a store or looking in a creator’s profile is a more reliable way to make sure you’re tp-ing to the right place than linking in a blog post. I hope this is useful for you!

If you are a creator and you would like me to add your store to my list, just drop me a line! I am always looking for new places to shop!

Janglin

Hi again! Here’s another fun piece I picked up at the Truth District sale. This sculpted top from The Sea Hole comes with capris and a matching patterned belt (not worn). This style makes me feel like I should be on some awesome hippie commune somewhere- barefoot and playing a tambourine. Do you think Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes need another band member?

Truth District Sale (April 1-7, MUST HAVE GROUP TAG)
Top: The Sea Hole
Shorts: Doppelganger
Hair: [elikatira]
Skin: Glam Affair
Eyes: IKON
Lashes: Pink Acid
Pose: Glitterati
Photo Location: Cupcake Sim