Saturday, February 16, 2008

First Class to Japan to DP Serendipity

Valentines Day morning and everyone was sound asleep, I decided to hit some Japanese sims, which for me was like the regular trips to China town when I was younger.

I did so much shopping and unlike RL didn't have to worry about parking or carrying all my bags, mind you asian stores always had the cutest bags. long before it was trendy to do that.

I found stacks I loved, and the prices as many of you know are incredible.
These items possibly aren't new to anyone, but they are to me so I'm sharing lol.

The main feature today is DP Serendipity, and the first item is what I ended up wearing later on Valentines Day. The blush pink was just perfect and the style so pretty it just felt all romantic and sweet for the day.
It is called Syusu dress in Rose, and has the stunning silk texture with frlly blouse and the detailing is so good you would swear the bow at the neck was an attachment.
The drop waisted look has always been a favourite of mine, in the past I have gathered a few vintage styles similar and ended up wearing them until they died.

It has the lovely double wrap belt as a seperate attachment, but what I really loved other than the two sizes skirts and belt, was the prim attachments to the legs so that when you sit you dont have all your skirt around your bum and your glitch on show-yes I know smart skirts fix that but I am smart skirt disfunctional.

There were 4 colours available in this dress and it was painful stopping myself from buying the fat pack, and I stood there for ages deciding on which colour, the others were deep brown, creamy latte and mustard-which looked like god to me lol- but I opted for the rose.

When I got home and decided to change though, oh lord did I suffer trying to find shoes to match, and then like an angel Aphrodite Outlander's folder in my shoes folder started beckoning me. The 'AC' Vintish shoes are a superb choice in the ART pink/beige, as they aren't so pink as to take away from the dress, and just a nice vintage style that totaly suits.
I love the Vintish range , there is something about the rounded toe that is just delightful, for dancing or work they are fabulous.

I went for the Riley hair from ETD as the shoulder length style with cute colour change clips was adorable- and if someone can tell me how to actualy colour change them Id be happy, as clicking doesnt work and I dont have a notecard in the folder :( so edit linked parts is my friend.

The skin is the Sparkle Pale in Pink by Popfuzz designs and is a perfect match lipstick wise to the dress, the soft lipstick is like that colour your lips turn when you have been having a good pash, and doesnt look like lipstick at all- now thats a colour we can all love. The beautiful Red Harmony Hair Rose and Silver medallion set earrings and bracelet are by Essentia.

I cried when I saw these pants, I mean seriously, you know by now my love for grey, but tweed too in a modern look YUM!.
They are the NEP Tweed Pants and I wish they came in lots more colours, they do sit on the hips but I opted for a longer top with them for a more professional look.

The top I am wearing is proof you really need to disect the pictures you see on vendors, because lurking in there could be a stunner.
I found this for 10L I kid you not and its part of the Female Spyjacket set from Strawberry Milk. The cuffs and collar are just divine and the low neckline give it a really nice shape, it actualy also comes with a burgundy sweater and pants, so you could do all sorts of mix/matches with it.
The hair is an older style of Aden Breyers called Bridgette, and its a very neat do, but with darling loose tendrils and a cute headband keeping you all in place until its time to let your hair down.
I'm wearing Laynie-Wear Modded skin in this ensemble and its the Nude 7 which is of course the one with the subtle lips and grey shadow.
The shoes I have loved forever, as some of my favourite pants shoes, they are the Limelights by Maitreya and they come in a fabulous assortment of colours-but NO GREY sobs- but all is forgiven, as they go with so many things in the black and the other fabulous colours. I remember when clogs made their comeback in the 90's and the black leather with the snap back strap you could wear flat to the foot or behind the heel, these remind me of those and I never took them off till I killed them-Yes it seems I kill clothes and shoes lol.

Now on to the last ensemble of the day, the sweater is the Aran by DP Serendipity and comes with all sorts of options as you can see, as well as on both shirt and jacket layer for those that want to show a little skin and those that dont.

I just love the blouse underlook- and it is attached so unfortunatly you cant just wear the pretty green blouse- but the two combined more than makes up for it. The lovely flowy sleeves and the incredible scarf as well, all in a beautiful rich brown wool knit. Now time for some info on Aran sweaters , because you see this is something I know :o) and I am really impressed they went with the correct term in the first place, of this style of knit.

The Aran is a type of sweater from the celtic regions and each one used to represent a particular clan- ok I am so just winging it so no one quote me, but its true-as in the sweater of each clan had a particular pattern that was their own. The reason for this is that they were worn by fishermen of each clan, to keep warm and because they were pure wool and the oils in the wool were protective from water spray they were appropriate.
Thing is though that they were heavy, still are if you get a real one- we have two in our household- so what would happen is if a fisherman fell overboard they would usualy drown as the weight from the jumper would drag them under...BUT, when the bodies were washed up on shore, people were able to identify which clan they were from, from the Aran sweater they wore and return their bodies to the right place....ok lesson over lets get back to the love lol.

I teamed up this incredible sweater with the gorgeous DP Dramatic skirt brown, but this is not the same store as DP Serendipity lol just so you dont get confused. This skirt is stunning also, the beautiful layered prims and the delicate ebroidered bottom that is also featured on the glitch underneath. The pretty as all get out silk waistband ending in a hip bow design, it really is fabulous and looks great with the Bloom boots also by Maitreya.

I am wearing the Jade necklace and earrings by Essentia in this ensemble, as the soft green needed to be added with the blouse layer wasnt there, as I so loved the green and rish chocolatey brown together.
The skin is the lovely Blu make up in the Pandora skin by Adam n Eve and look how divine my back looks, I love the Pandora back sooo much.

Hair is FREE and is called Izzy by the talented Truth Hawks of TRUTH, the reason it is free and only until february 18th is its his first SL birthday this week HAPPY REZDAY TRUTH! it really is a lovely style and there is a guys one to be had too, both in his fat packs and the guys one I am so going to wear also in the future, us girls get the best of both worlds wooooot.

Now it seems that Miss Grazia Horwitz that many of you will know from Second Style/More than meets the eye, has gone and opened up her own store, YAY! it is called Grapevine and she makes shapes and POSES, and all the poses I have used today are some of the Debut and the Cecile-named after the Dutch new up and coming Model-the poses are lovely as well as some fantastic sits, so yay Grazia all the best in your new venture, make sure you go and check those out.

Ok I hope you loved my trip to Japan and there is sooooo much more to show you I promise.

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands (most often used)
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

OPEN Call for Models for FACES Agency

Carissa Crimson sent out a plea to the grid tonight, they are looking for models for an upcoming show and they want you to audition via the details below...GOOD LUCK ! and GUYS TOOOOO

***FACES is holding an open call for models to join the agency.
FACES is about showcasing the undeniable beauty of individuals in the Second Life community and is looking for unique models for runway and print.
To apply, submit a notecard containing the following to Carissa Crimson by Sunday, February 17th @ midnight SLT:
1. Name the Notecard !!!FACES MODEL SUBMISSION - your name - IncludeName:SL Birthdate:Inventory count (should be approximated for clothes, skins, accessories, hair, etc.):Is your Shape Modifiable:Are you available for an upcoming job with the following time slots:Feb 28th OR Feb 29th: for rehearsalMarch 1st 12pm sltime : show(*please note that for this casting call you will be hired for a job for these specific dates, as a trial FACES model, you WILL be paid for the show, but you will be notified regarding a permanent modeling position with the agency , which will be based on your perfomance, after the show is complete*)Previous Experience and other agencies you currently are respesented by:Why do you want to join FACES?:
Two (2) IN-WORLD full-permission snapshots. NO textures! FACES does not want retouched photographs. 1. !YourName-HEADSHOT (closeup photo of your face taken from the front view)2. !YourName-FULL FRONT (full or ¾ length photo of yourself in a simple two piece bikini/bra & undies OR if you're of the male persuasion: a swimsuit/undies)
It is IMPERITIVE that you follow the above instructions closely. PARTICULARLY naming your notecard and snapshots as requested (otherwise your submission may be unaccepted or lost in inventory)
**We are hopefully anticipating a response from some fashionable and aspiring boys. Ladies, we need you too, but if you know a tasteful guy...PLEASE sent their submission our way with your own***
On Monday, February 18th @ 5PM SLT we will contact you directly with details if you have been selected.
Please feel free to contact Carissa Crimson with any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.
<3 Cari

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ravenwears' Raven Lament needs your HELP!

A long time ago I interviewed Raven on Appearance Mode, and it was an insight for me and hopefuly others on what makes her tick.
One of my favourite parts of the interview was her passion about a Charity she has been involved with RL for 9 years, donating hours of her time each week to help animals in desperate need. Raven has in the past made items to fund that help but this time is asking the designers of SL to help her, help them.
****Ravenwear is setting up a charity fashion show auction event for the first weekend in March. We are looking for other designers that would be willing to donate say an unreleased clothing set or prerelease, a new color of an existing outfit, shoes, gowns, hair etc etc so that we can feature it in the show and then auction it off to the highest bidder donating 100% of the money to The K-9 New Life Center Non Profit Tax exempt 501c3 organization. You can learn more about the organization here

In a nutshell they rescue all breeds of dogs have them vet checked and made healthy and find them new homes. This can be very very expensive as some dogs come in with such issues as heartworms which cost almost $1000 to treat. They also neuter or spay all dogs before adoption. They also have taken in some really bad abuse and neglect cases including a dog that was pregnant and placed in a trash bag and thrown into a ditch to die and another dog that was shot and left to die. I am happy to say both dogs were nursed back and found awesome homes including all of the mommy dogs pups. I have personally been involved RL with this charity for almost 9 years and have seen all of the success stories and happy endings. It is an awesome cause and I would love to really try to help them out by using our virtual power!

I will be making a one of a kind outfit as well as some other items to be auctioned off that will be available only at the auction. We are aiming for the beginning of March for the event so we have alot of time to work with. Please feel free to pass this to any other designer friends you might know that might have a warm spot in their hearts for a cold nose!
So far we have such talented creators as Gurl6, Geometrica Designs, Szentasha Designs, .Unpredictable. , Stuff by Riley, Talisman, Malinconia, and of course my label, Ravenwear.
So please contact me, Raven Lament, with any questions or if you want to participate! Thanks again!
I ask that anyone that has time or the inclination to donate items to this event, and if you dont have time to create something completely new, consider diving into your inventories and finding those unfinished items that I know every designer in SL has hiding away in there.
xoxo Sasy xoxo

Cafe society Silent Auction

The incredible Ladies of the Cafe Society are holding a Silent Auction now as you read using the Bid Boxes made by Shep Korvin.....the silent auction is to raise funds for the American Heart Association, a great charity all year but seems significant more so on Valentines Day.

There are so many incredible items up for bid, and many of them are one of a kind items, so head over and have a look and tonight at 8pm the hammer will come down.

Rebel Hope - Rebel Hope Designs, Inc (The Anniversery Gown w/ exclusive jewels & exclusive clutch
Sachi Vixen & Damen Gorilla - Adam & Eve (Dare to be Different Gown in Limited Edition Color & TWO Pairs of Exclusively Colored Arme Boots)
Sparle Skye - Allure
Melanie Zhao - Zhao’s Shoes (Exclusively Textured - As yet to be released sexyyyy thigh high boots)
Hibiscus Flossberg- Hi-Flo The Hidden Jewel (Exclusive Give My Heart Necklace)
caLLie cLine -caLLie cLine coLLection - (dreSSing veNus gown in Rose)
Ariana Rush - Pattycakes Boutique ( 3 designer outfits)
Dakota Lubitsch- Dakota’s Shapes (your choice of shape)
Ryviana Vanness - Orion Designs (many many designs - including the Guarded Heart Set)Caroline Apollo - Carolines Jewelry 250L gift certificate
Sally Soleil - Fierce (500L Gift Certificate)
Jesse Murdock - Sexy Jesse's Animation and Pose Shop (Romantic Couples dances for the dance)
Ultra Lilliehook - Liquid NRG - DJ and Entertainment Services (event planning coordination)MissPure Voom - !!!WooT L'amour a Paris Gown / a New york set
Ayesha Bisiani - Skin Within ( your choice of Ahawi Skin)
Antonia Marat - Artilleri ( Her Dream outfit from Artilleri- selected for you by her!)
Miriel Enfield - Miriel - Jewelry (500L gift cert)
Queue Marlowe - Analog Dog Hair
Ingenue - Dark Valentine of of a kind Cocktail Gown
Tesla Miles - one of a kind Cupid's Arrow hat
Total Betty - one of a Kind Gown
Digit Darkes -1000L Gift Card
Essentia -Byzantine Choker Chain Unisex /Bamboo and Jade necklace and earrings set
Nuclear Boutique- Enchant Gown
Dazzle-Princesse Gown Bridal
Klaar and Co be mine valentines Jewelry set
Eyecandy- Sauscony Necklace Treasured Visions Gift Box
SExxx Drive attachment from lovers lagoon
Fierce 500L gift Cert

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Incredible Free Items

Today I was spending some time with a good friend Jaydie and the subject of Adam n Eve came up and the Limited Edition sets only available until Valentines Day, Shown Here previously.
Jaydie used to work for PhatCats Jazz Club before they changed hands and she got her now job at ETD.

The previous people of PhatCats have opened a New Club called Sweethearts Jazz Tropical Ballroom , now not only are they looking for staff at the moment but they are incredibly professional and go about making you enjoy your time at their location.

So much so that when you arrive there are two sides to the landing hub that have an incredible assortment of free items and one of those is the Incredible Romantica Golden Gown by Sachi Vixen with Romantica slippers by Damen Gorilla. Look at the divine gold texture and detailing of this stunning gown that can be worn with or without ballgown skirt.

The lovely slippers are perfect accompaniments but can be worn with so many other things in the future also. There are also items by Nonna Hedges and there is Hair for Men and Women , more shoes , a Male shape and Tuxedo.

Now even though Sachi makes DEMO's for all her clothing, this is a superb way to really enjoy the designs that Sachi and Damen produce, as well as spending an evening dancing with your favourite dance partner.
The thing I love most about this is that for New Residents to be able to go somewhere that is not sleazy or seedy; and fit in with everyone else. To have a night of feeling absolutely beautiful, spending hours dancing and enjoying the beautiful locations that are created in SL is what its all about.

Also the hair I have on today is the divine gift from RaC to all for Valentines Day, its called Love Affair and it comes in an assortment of fantastic colours, I put on the strawberrry and havent even looked at the others yet as it was instant Love. The texture and shine are incredible and the way it just falls elegantly around the shoulders, made from both alpha-prims and sculpties it is again an incredible way to familiarise yourself with a designers product.

I didn't get a chance to take pics of Stupid Cupid this other fabulous and fun freebie available right now at Ookami Ningen, Zorena made this today and its adorable. The textures are so vivid and the furry ended arrows in the little carry on your back are punk fluffy yummyness. Make sure you go grab it because you never know-just like me yesterday-when you are going to need an arrow lol.

The Poses I used in the Gown pics where a delightful gift today from Gorgeous, and are by Poseur a store New to me, but they have already a large assortment of packs available, with all sorts of different themes for Guys and Gals, so be sure to give them a whirl.

The skin is again by PopFuzz Designs and is the Tan Golden, see again a definite reason people need gold make up.

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands (most often used)
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Inspiring Popfuzz Bamboo, Ookami Ningen & Material Squirrel

Popfuzz Bamboo the designer of Popfuzz Designs, recently took on a huge task to create her own skin line.

Well known for her ability to create clothing in as many colour combinations as possible, she has truly outdone herself this time. 615 skins in one humungous release, there are 7 caucasion tones, 2 Dark, Fae and Gold skins. All have incredible make-up choices and I have only been able to capture a few of them. In the first pic I am wearing Essential Golden in Tan , as soon as I saw this one I knew I had to have it, as we wear so much gold in SL that its so wonderful to have make up to match.

The second picture is the Dark Bronze Future set and this make up is superb, I couldn't get over how appealing it was to have green lips. The eyes are also stunning and its a nice change to have such bold event style make-up on a beautiful natural skin tone.

The third picture is a lot softer in the lipstick and is the Pale tone in Sparkle set, very similar colours than the other sets but softer where the feature is predominantly the eyes, and some pinker rouge than the other skins, but probably more noticable as it is a pale tone.

Then in the next picture we have the Chocolate Essential skins, the shading around the eyes is just lovely and the tone is a rich mocha blend.
Lastly is the Tan Smokey set and again the eyes are the attraction but who can get past those sensational lips. The mouth on all these is just superb and the facial structure and detailing to the skin over all is wonderful.

If you read nothing else in all my post this is truly important. I was taking pics for todays post and in the middle of it started a conversation with Popfuzz about her skins. I had been trying to head over since the release and been really busy with work etc, so I asked her to send me the DEMOS .

I stopped what I was taking pics of and started trying them on to be suprised that they didn't look good on me at all. I waited for rez, even rebaked and yet it was just a bit too much face and bits around the nose, what I mean by too much face is that it was like I had no contours to my face at all- this was not saying it didnt look like a really good skin it just wasnt'ME'.

BUT I loved the make up on one in particular, so in keeping with Popfuzzes incredible release offer- I will tell you about that soon- I purchased one, and as it was going to be the right colours for my shoot I put it on without DEMO written all over the face. Then I gasped, the skin I had on now was completely different to the ones I had tried on, and I had tried on at least 8 in different tones and make-ups.
I completely freaked out and ran back to the demo folders and sure enough they now looked completely different too, the skin is incredible. Yes it seems odd that I would proceed with my purchase even though it wasn't my look, but when you take alot of pictures its more about the make up and from afar in the right theme it would have still been great it just wasnt 'ME'.

Thing was it was 'Me' they are 'Me', it was SL being an uber stinker bum, I was really upset also that this must happen to people all the time when choosing skins, SL has one of those days when things look to be rezzed and then suddenly you're super duper rezzed. So why is this so important ? The reason is that skin buying for many is a big step, it is a financial decision as well as a looks one and there are so many skins out there, more so than when most of us bought our biggest skin purchase, you remember when you went from the one after, the one you got after you were new lol.

So as usual I always say DEMO DEMO DEMO, but today I am going to say, grab as many DEMOS as you can, go home get naked or in a bikini somewhere-take off those damm face lights- and look at the skin from every angle in all sun/moon settings. REBAKE (Ctrl> Alt>R ) and then wait, then don't do anything for a day. Then next day try them all on again, even ones you thought weren't 'You" because SL just may have let you down in that department the day before.

Ok now to the ***VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT***

Until next monday Popfuzz Bamboo is offering everyone to have the oppurtunity to embrace her New Skin-line by letting you pick one skin and contact her to get it at 200L the regular price is 800L so that is a significant saving, this offer is one skin per avatar, so if you have been considering an alt lol now is the time to consider harder *giggles* I so didn't say that- it makes me laugh when people tell me that they aren't buying something for them but their alt has it or is going to buy it later today.

The beautiful hair I am wearing in the skin pictures is by Gurl 6 and is called Juliet, I adore this hair so much- I nearly broke a leg trying to get to it when it was released.

Now to share some more absolutely divine items with you. Ookami Ningen owned by Zorena Deckard is a store full of imaginative clothing, in the past I have blogged items from there and usualy there is some significance to her creations, what I have come to realise is that Zorena is very passionate about culture as in the Arts, Music, Literature they all have a place in her creations.

Her latest release started as the Dying Swan and ended up with both Dying Swan and Dancing Swan. I was intrigued by this as I had the pleasure of TP'ing around last week with Zorena and Vivianne while Zorena was in her Dying Swan creation, which was something she was inpired to make for herself and with much prodding decided to release it-thank goodness.

The beautiful creation was inspired by the Ballet Piece the Dying Swan and I did some googling and its a beautiful piece first performed by Anna Pavlova. I also found a YouTube interpretation of it by another ballerina and the sound is awful but you can see how this would inspire 4 such lovely sets by Zorena, and yes due to popular demand already the Nocturne sets have been added.

The first is Dancing Swan, all white corset style top with beautiful feather/fur detailing across the top of the bodice and the incredible upper arms. It just floats as you move its gorgeous. I actualy opted for a different contrast skin for this picture, wearing the wonderful Demoness skins by Teagan Blackthorne of S.Y.D. There are a selection of make up variations and unfortunatly my face pics didnt turn out so I will have to show you those another time, but if deep red skin is your thing then these are the ones to look closer at, the red is so rich its wonderful.

The hair style in this pic and the next is the Mollie Uppy-do by Here Comes Trouble and I love how Babyboo managed to realy twist the front of the hair into the pile of curls at the top, you really need to try on the DEMO to see what I mean. I wanted some pearls and elegant Jewelry to go with this look and I found the lovely Queen of Pearls Platinum set by Becks fine Jewelers in my inventory and it was perfect. Beautiful single strand choker and drop earrings, with bracelet and ring.

The reason I am barefoot in the pics is because I have two kinds of ballet shoes in my inventory, slippers that really didnt work and fetish *grins* and the white Eve boots though they looked fab on, didn't suit the incredible poses by Gorgeous of Juicy. But I did get the wear my black ones with the Nocturne sets-pokes my tongue out at Whimsy.

This is the Dying Swan set and when Zorena and I were talking I told her I cant do blood lol, well it seems I can if I have fun with it, so searched my inventory and low and behold I actualy own an arrow-would have been more fun had it had a heart attached lol.
But again you see the real attention that Zorena gave creating this set for those that can do one or the other or both :o).

Now on to the Dying and Dancing Swan Nocturne sets and I do so love black ballet outfits, the beauty of both the white and black is so obvious and the pieces are easily convertable, just think about adding your favourite long gown skirt and creating a totaly different gown.

As the Nocturne sets are a bit darker I opted for an old favourite hair wise, also from Gurl 6 called Gail, this is my I'm a rebel hair lol I used to wear this all the time when having one of those 'I'm Tuff' days lol.

This is also where the Fetish Ballet shoes came in as they aren't past the ankles so the poses still worked really well. They are the DXD Ballet Heels from the Dominatrix shop a really beautiful store lol so much so that when looking in search I just wanted to go there because of the pretty picture of the build-it turns out its a Relic prefab so that makes all sorts of sense why it was so breathtaking- but ended up having the exact items I was looking for :oP -pokes it out at Whimsy again.

Dying Swan Nocturne also has the same blood detailing as the white but I did tend to get carried away with the poses and wanted to of course show off the magnificent Carmine wings by Material Squirrel, which ended up being a perfect time to feature items from there as they have UPDATED THEIR WINGS!!

They have done a huge wing hud update and its up to you to go to their blog for all the info you need to get your wings updated to the latest versions, this will be a huge undertaking by Kala Bijoux so be gentle on her but as I and many people I know have wings from her store and are not in the group this is realy vital you know about it, and also the NEW UPDATE version will include an automated update so you never have to do anything again but accept the latest features YAY, how cool is that ...MORE INFO HERE.

I hope you found all that I have shown today as Inspiring as I did and here is that clip I promised you, remember the sounds over the top of the music are awful I apologise but you get the general beauty of the piece .

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Laynie-Wear Skins WOOOHOOOO

Yay, I woke up slightly refreshed ready to tackle the skin pics and of course it only took 15 minutes if that *sobs*, why do I try and be tricky.
Make sure you head over to Laynie-Wear and check them out up close and personal.

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Laynie-Wear inside and out

**I got the skins sorted so they should appear after this post YAY **

My brain hurts, I have spent hours trying to show you the NEW Laynie-Wear skins and they are truly fantastic, but in all my efforts to be tricky in how I will present them, every single option blew up in my face*sobs*.
30 pictures loaded on some free server thing only to do god knows what with god knows who. I am at the end of my rope, and so I have to apologise to Laynie because I give up for now. But I do still want to share the other pics I took of her incredible tintable Cami tops that I have had for a while now and are fabulous.

You know those days when you just need the perfect layering option, or just want to pretty up a pair of pants without flashing your middle section, well Laynie was having those issues too and came up with the 6 beautiful tintable Cami tops that are on all layers possible to give you the option to layer however you may need, and also to add coverage to your favourite hipsters on those days you just dont feel like letting it all hang out.

I want to also point out I am actualy wearing two of the skins in these pics, both of which have grey/silver make-up and are beautifuly modded skins, using the Eloh Eliot templates.
If you click on the pics to go supersize you should be able to see that Laynie has done a large amount of work to them, especialy to the mouth.

Laynie also assures me that she did a lot of work in the more private areas of the skin also, and will be setting out Demos in her store later today.

The skins are 175L each and the make up options are ranging from soft and feminine to dramatic eyes and big lush lips. Laynie is looking forward to adding more to the range in the future and I can't wait, because so far I am in love with all of them- I even like the purple ones lol .

In the first picture with 5 of the 6 Laynie-Wear Tintable Cami tops I am wearing another great pair of pants from Last Call, for the Go to Girl set , and again if you haven't been yet to do one last run through,time is running out. The first pics are of course wearing the jacket layer, so then I decided to try and see where I could go with the layers options Laynie provides.

There has been alot of talk about mid coverage lately and Pixeldolls is another store that came to the aid of girls that don't want to or can't always expose that much stomach.

When the Belts by Pixeldolls came out I like everyone went running to grab and tonight when I ventured over there I found that they had actualy added more colour options. By the time I did the math and the fact they are having a new items SALE at the moment I ended up buying the fat pack which means, Yes I have bought the same 4 belts twice lol, but I did save money I swear.

So putting on the beautiful 6th Cami top by Laynie-Wear and then adding the Rumple Shrug in Charcoal also from Pixeldolls , I found a pair of pants I wanted to cover up lol and added the knit jacket belt in black, and Voila a layered look you can be most proud of.

The fun thing about all the layer options by both incredible designers is that you could layer in about 3 different ways to get the same look. The pants are the Ingrid set pants by Last Call, and I actualy did have to go the highwaisted option because even the belts didn't go low enough down, but the belts do vary and they can definitely spruce up some older style pants you dont really get much wear out of anymore.

Its funny when you wear cuffed pants how you still want to go all out on the shoes, it's knowing yourself how fabulous your footwear is that matters, right!. So I pulled out the latest creation by Enktan Gully which are the Enkythings Gyala shoes in Grey, and like all his shoes there are different sole options and a huge selection of colours.
The mix of prim and sculptie works a treat on this modern take on the classic clog, the shine to the shoe itself is gorgeous with the contrast heel/sole and the rivets along the side and the beautiful little detailing at the front, it all works and is perfect for a day out and about. With pants or skirts these shoes are YUMMY!.

Keep your eyes open for more skins from Laynie-Wear and I will try and show you the ones I took soon, also encourage her to make more Cami tops like these ones, they realy are fantastic Halter neck style tops that just add so much to your inventory. Also don't forget Last Call and Pixeldolls for their SALES- if the Last Call one is over, my apologies.

The hair I am wearing in both pics is Melrose by ETD and is a gorgeous style in one of my favourite ETD textures-Tawny. I am wearing also the Byzantine choker and Silver hoop earrings and Black tipped grey Hair Rose by Essentia .

xoxox Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Perish the thought

Some of you who are on my friends list may remember a few weeks back me screaming about how Feri Beckenbauer had sexed me up in the sky. Yes that is exactly the kind of crazyness that my friends have to endure on a regular basis.

Some of you already know that Feri is a designer/creator behind Beckenbauer Productions a store that started out with the Doc Marten styled boots, and has grown from there to include all sorts of items; ranging from boots to samurai armor and of course some incredible goth/punk/sci-fi themed sets also.

Perish is the set that he sent me and I was instantly drooling over its mix of science fiction meets classic film-has anyone else noticed that in many big movies with a sci-fi theme there is always some vintage looks going on?. Feri was very proud of his ability to tackle feathers for this creation and I am very impressed also, the style of the jacket is just divine, it's slimming texture and leathery highlights just make it delish.

The pants took a while to work out as I was clicking all ready to go into edit and then realised the man is an angel- I already knew this but shhhh don't say I said so. He has taken the resizing hard work out of what is the thigh hugging prims, and made them texture for the most part and then the prims on the side for a more natural look. So for something at first glance that looks like some work may be needed for a slim fit is not the case at all YAY!.

Pictured with the Perish creation is the Apoca boots also by Feri that are incredibly chunky and totaly work with the sexy ensemble, but as he is a boot maker extraordinaire you have many styles to choose from in his store and in a variety of colours.

In keeping with my future/past look I opted for one of the Newish Seductive Glow Skins by Digital Dragon Designs designer Zoey Pinkdot-dont you just wish you started SL when that last name was available- that was another crazy day of conferencing to group. Zoey has created a huge assortment of make-ups in this collection and I am wearing the Marilyn (smokey) and its just beautiful.
The make up is sultry and effective, and there are wonderful themes throughout the collection; Drama being one of them lol. I really love the skintone and the shading around the cheekbones giving real structure to the face shape overall, and you cant beat the subtle beauty mark that just enhances the whole vintagey feel.

Now it was time for hair and who better than the original Rock-a-billy Godess herself Antonia Marat of Artilleri -who for people like me who love the vintage look weeped when we finaly found her store. The hair shown in two of the pics is Sarah Jane and its perfect for this look and the colour red is YUMMY! so much so that its a perfect match to the beautiful red lips in the Marilyn make-up.

All in all the combo to me was perfect but I couldnt stop there. I knew from the minute I saw the top of this set that the grey and black combo I would love to mix and match, so I did. A simple pants change to the Editorial Pants from the Editorial Set by Last Call that I think you can still get the outfit for only 100L and the pants alone are worth that, stunning pinstripe with prim cuffs to die for, and of course the incredible detailing that Last Call is renowned for.

The grey in the pants and the jacket work in perfect harmony with each other and the feathery collar just enhances that vintage Chic business look, I decided this was the Perish Diva look so of course what better shoes than the Diva Heels by Tesla, I loved these shoes instantly, they are so different than the norm; but again so proper vintage looking, they are more shoes that have that discipline look thing going on, and thats just sexy.

I wanted to see what other looks I could come up with, and I have a large variety of grey/charcoal in my inventory but wanted something a bit more feminine. I went again to my Devilish Cupcake folder remembering a skirt pack I picked up there the same time as I bought the Merry Dress and Voila! the Claire skirt was the perfect option .
Now while I was typing all this I got an IM from Abby Coalcliff of Devilish Cupcake and she told me that her Main Store has been rebuilt, which most of you probably already know.

The new link is the new slurl, and she let me also know that her store is now a Mosque that inside is an 80's themed Roller Rink-omg could you ask for more Funna!.
Also that right now as you read and I type-ok thats not right because until I finish typing you cant read, but anywho- she is in the process of making rollerskating outfits for men and women so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for those.

So back to my Perish Prep look, Claire Skirt as stated again looked fabulous with the Perish Jacket from Beckenbauer Productions, then I went diving for softer looking hair but the same general theme, so back to Artilleri Hair folder and mmmyummy Mariya - I fell in all sorts of love with this at hair fair-decided that Antonia had more goodies I needed and found the stunning Black Silk Scarf and Gladys Glasses in Black to finish off the look, of course swapping the feather collar from Perish with the scarf, and as the jacket has a lovely neckline anyway you can even go without-I was just having too much fun *grins*.

The Essentia Black Tipped Grey Hair Rose of course went with all three looks and is one I wear probably the most often, and even though I could have changed make up a dozen times from the stunning assortment Digital Dragon Designs has, I will leave that up to you to do ;o) DEMOS DEMOS DEMOS!.

xoxox Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Fleur by any other name is TaP *Grins*

***What I learned today, CTRL-ALT-F5 gets rid of foot shadows for pic taking***

Today at 1pm SLT was the long awaited re-Grand Opening of 'Fleur' formerly known as Tete a Pied for all those skin fans that have been living under a rock the past 2 weeks.

Now the reason I say 'Re' is because a month ago the long awaited; Grand Opening of 'Tete a Pied' had us all enthralled by the incredible vision that was the romantic train station.

I myself found it difficult to navigate through the beautiful train, for the fabulous prizes of that day. But every romantic bone in my body was tingling.

Was I or anyone else disappointed today though when seeing this incredible NEW build by CJ Carnot and Roslin Petion the wonderful Duo behind Fleur, NO!

Landing at this incredible build, I was instantly taken in by its charm, it had such an old movie feel about it; that is regularly a theme when dealing with Roslin and C.J. Casino Royale was the theme of this gathering and I felt totaly encased in an old Bob Hope/Gene Kelly atmosphere. Roslin looked Divine and C.J ever so dapper in his white jacket tuxedo. Unfortunatly I wasn't able to get pictures at the time, but felt it was important to zoom back later in the night and take some snaps.

Wearing of course what I wore to the event, the guests came out in full finery and hopefully someone more adept took some pics that will appear somewhere, Nicky Ree who is now nestled alongside Fleur was there with her partner Beam and he was adorable entertainment for the event. C.J had scripted an incredible Roulette wheel- NO Gambling took place it was pick a number win win win-and everyone enjoyed the catching up with people they haven't seen for a while, or only saw an hour before somewhere else lol-love SL.

Now I was blessed to be joined at the event by my partner Mel, who always looks sooo handsome no matter what he is wearing. When I was waiting for him to return tonight I started taking some pics of my outfit.......he signed in and next thing I know he was jumping up and down in my sphere *giggles* 'What are you doing?' I asked, to be answered " I want to be in the picture too"-he is too adorable.
So about our outfits, One day I was doing some work at home and a drop down from fash con appeared, it was by Devilish Cupcake designer Abby Coalcliff, now this was at the end of last year, and yet this notice stayed in my head well into the New Year.

The notice was for the Merry Shorty Dresses & Opera Gown, and as soon as I saw the pic I was in LOVE!. As much as I work in SL there are items I see and pine over and often don't torture myself with because of the lack of events to wear them to.....Mel has changed that, so as soon as we started seeing eachother I raced over to get the dress with the knowledge that I was going to be able to wear it one day.

The other reason I coveted it, was that it reminded me so much of gowns my mum used to wear in the 70's, she had the yummiest wardrobe, and to this day I still whimper that it all got given away when I was too young to say NOOOOOOOOOO!. I wore the Opera Gown to the Fleur event but wanted you to see what you get in the set as a whole, as you get both long and short dress with pants on both layers for each option. You can see other colours available HERE on Abbys' blog.

I loved being able to have such a open area to show off my Casablanca set by Essentia, which is the incredible necklace and earrings that Fiachra Lach created especially for me so that I would have something to wear for more formal events,and totaly suited the Casino Royale theme. It comes in Gold and Silver versions, then adding the Silver Hair Rose also by Essentia was of course the next step to getting ready.

I love silver so much so it was a no brainer which one to get, but one day I may add to it as all of the colours are stunning. I knew immediately what skin I would wear with it and it wasnt just based on the fact that I was attending the creators event, but because I absolutely adore the silver make-up of the Vivant-Glam skin by Fleur . I remember a long time ago IM'ing Roslin saying 'You need silver make-up" only to be patiently reminded that Glam has silver make up :P- she loves me I knows it-truth is I had the Glam demos and hadn't gotten past number one as it was so lush, again I knew at the time I wouldn't get the chance to really show it off; but zoomed right over to get the pack after that convo and have actualy worn it alot since.

Even though the eye make-up is very dramatic and so sexy, the softness of the rose pink lips gives it a sensual look that carries over into all sorts of looks. I did however get corny and put on the Roslin hair by ETD in old textures Black, which is a lovely style-but I did only buy it because it was called Roslin- and suited this dress perfectly.

What also suited the dress perfectly is the shoes, giggles* which I bought seconds before the event, and had only the night before strutted around our house in the demos telling Mel I was definitely going to get them soon, and soon was today. They are the Armidi-Gisaci-Vidalia pumps in Silver, and are just beautiful-and I promise to take a better pic of them soon... ( ok seriously I felt really bad and thought hmmm I'll google them and find a better pic, but half an hour later I realise I could just jump in world and take one, so wait a few minutes, I'll be right back).

Ok back, phew. So these are the yummy shoes I tp'd over to get this afternoon minutes before the event, and the texture was a perfect match to the Merry Dress Opera Gown.

So a while back I saw a tutorial somewhere on using the liquify tool to round out images for second life avatars, and yes possibly some designers use it to make their items look more appealing for vendor pics. But anyway to me its a fun way of rounding out the pointy ankles and I probably will never remember to use it again lol but today I did- and didn't do too bad, if I do say so myself.

Now lets talk about my hunky man for a bit, we as I have said a few times already, have been to Armidi alot lately it seems, and so has everyone else on the grid *BEGS the Armidi team to make their stores more open*-I have spent so much time in naughty corners I'm starting to get a complex.

I wanted so bad to treat Mel to some goodies as he spoils me rotten, and the suits there are just YUMMY! So the other night I treated him to a few things and one of them was the Gisaci Italian Suit-Chocolate-he loves brown- So today he also got a chance to show off his New suit and looked mmmmmmmyummy, wearing it with his ShinyThings City Walk shoes in brown-wants Fallingwater to make those deep brown too now lol- and his messy and hella hot hair called Gabriel by Naughty Designs - it's so perfectly messy I just want to mess it up more.

Finishing his look or perfecting it is his skin by Minnu Model Skins, MMS-sk-h-chx-
fullG which is Minnu speak for Sexy Man with full Goatie or is it Thora speak? me thinks Thora :o) .

On that note I wanted to share another video clip that the incredible team of MMSkins made for the Male skin release that I hadnt seen until last night

and again shows how incredible every step they both take to produce product is so detailed and orchestrated to provide us with sensory overload, it's wonderful.

xoxox Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.

Poses and Stands:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.