La Vie En Rorschach

No, hell has not frozen over even though I am voluntarily blogging something pink! There’s an excellent reason for it and it’s called the Pink Ribbon Fair. The fair begins on Saturday (4th August) and benefits Relay for Life and specifically breast cancer research, thus the pink ribbons.

The La Vie En hat and collar are fair exclusives by Zibska, full of attitude so fierce that even I could wear them, despite my usual grumblings about pink being an abomination unto the gods of colour. Zib said that there’ll be a full colour change version of these after the fair and anyone purchasing these now will automatically get the full version upon release, so if you want to both support a good cause and get these in any colour, visit the fair!

The new Rorschach dress by Geometry Clothing is available in the recently started round of FaMESHed. I like how the hemline is so asymmetric, goes well with the pattern and thus the name. Go test it yourself, what do you see in its twists and turns?

Scene: Glitterati – Blind.

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Fairy Tales 2012 01 A | Eyes: Poetic Colors – classic frozen silver bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Pink Heart’s Desire Makeover & Lip Glasside Shocking Pink | Hair: Exile – Late at Night (raven)

Outfit: Dress: Geometry Clothing – Rorschach > Black . Cream* | Hat & Collar: Zibska – La Vie En*

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Chill 10 & 4 of 25  




Odile is a new mesh release from Geometry Clothing and she’s clearly more of a gothic summer girl or a classy lady than a casual sandal-stomper. The gorgeous lace texture that looks like there’d really be two fabrics on top of each other really impressed me.

After I added Immaculada by Bliensen + MaiTai to it, I knew that I had to find something gothic while still staying summery, so back to World’s End Garden I went. The hair turned the whole look into almost classic Spanish. The updo with the decorations is available in Hair Fair.

The hairpins happened to match this blood thorn set by *Amaranthus*, so I used it to complete the look. Delicate, detailed, polished and classy. The raven approves.

There might be a hint of narcissism in the old-fashioned glamour, but considering that the mirror image peering back from the pond looks like that, who could blame her?

Credits – Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Utopia Eyes Dark Red | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Ginger Chocolate Makeover | Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai – Immaculada Night (Hair Fair) 

Credits – Outfit: Dress:Geometry Clothing – Odile Wine* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve Black | Jewelry: *Amaranthus* – Blood Thorn Zirconium/Blood Set*

Credits – Poses: aDORKable Poses – Love Gun Stand 2 / Glitterati – Zodiac 3 / aDORKable Poses – Dramatic Leo 4



Gifts in the Gallery’s Garden

The Gallery Gift Shop is one of the genuinely intriguing events on the grid. There’s changing collections for your shopping pleasure, of course, but visiting it is always an experience. It truly is like going into an art gallery, except in our virtual world art does not have to stay on the walls.

There’s a hunt going on there at the moment, but what really caught my eye was this exhibition pantsuit by 22769 ~ Casual Couture. It isn’t even their latest release for the gallery, but it called to me. It spoke of the perfect mix of futuristic and retro, it conjured up a gallery owner walking the premises and I was immediately sold.

I also absolutely had to have the princess prim lashes by [#7]. Curliques and blue gems? Yes, please. I added PMD liner (these really are my favourites) and M.O.C.K. lipstick to nudge the look even more toward strong monochrome.

The Satsuma-hair is a new release by Rosy Mood, available in Hair Fair. It’s short and sleek, just the way I like them. Well, when I’m not liking them big and scandalously extravagant. Could go either way!

I’m warmly recommending giving the gallery a peek, even if you wouldn’t  be in shopping or hunting mood. It looks absolutely gorgeous and does good for your pixel spirits.

Credits – Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Hair: Rosy Mood – Satsuma (HF) | Prim lashes: [ #7 ]  Princess Lashes tint prim/sculpted jewel (TGGS) | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 6 | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Dusty Grey | Poses: 1) Glitterati – Drink 4 / 3) aDORKable Poses – 8 of 25

Credits – Outfit: Pantsuit: 22769 ~ Casual Couture – Exhibition Pantsuit (TGGS) | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve Blue | Jewelry: R.A. Crystal – Himawari Silver Blue 




Alice in a Box

Hair Fair will finally open tomorrow (Saturday 14th) to appease all the not-so-patiently waiting shoppers about to tackle the new releases. As you all surely know by now, the fair supports Wigs for Kids and you can see the donation percentages on the booth walls. There’s also the traditional hoards of gifts from the designers, Tessa below from *Alice Project*.

The rest of the hairs are the new releases by *Alice Project*, all available exclusively in Hair Fair for the fair’s duration. If you are truly new to Hair Fairs, it’s always just new releases and for as long as the fair is on, the styles are not sold in the main stores.

Since it’s conveniently Friday, I yoinked things from Fifty Linden Friday: the boxy by Glitterati to provide the poses and background and the adorable vintage-vibed bikini by Adore & Abhor to pose in. Thus Alice in a box, with fittingly lush big hairdos. It was all really like a cutesy old school pin-up shoot.

I used the same skin throughout the shoot, it’s Roza by Glam Affair, available in Collabor88. I changed makeup and eyes depending on the hair, just to show how wonderful and necessary skins with minimal makeup are. These days there’s really no need whatsoever for a skin with makeup, just an excellent base and then plenty of makeup shopping!

Speaking of eyes, most of them I dug up from my endless folders, but these ones are the latest group gift by IKON. If really pale blue eyes are your thing, go join the group!

Sudden change to red! If you’ve never tried *Alice Project* before, you should know that the hairs are base white when put on and then you control the colour change with a HUD. It’s very convenient, works for any mood and you can choose if you want streaks or not.

As for Hair Fair, I recommend joining the demo group and trying out all the hair today in the comfort and laglessness of your own home and having a shopping list ready for tomorrow!

The Hair Fair DEMO Group is listed in search, or you can copy and paste ( secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about ) into chat and open history to click on the link and join.

Edit: Now that the fair is open, you can find *Alice Project* in Flower sim.

Every picture: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Natural 03 | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairbase: Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo | Bikini: Adore & Abhor – Hot Heat Bikini | Box & poses: Glitterati – Boxy / FLF

First picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Tessa* | Eyes: Poetic Colors: Summer Breeze | Jewelry: KOSH – Auna Earrings & Ring | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 7 | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Oceans Breeze Heart’s Desire Makeover 

Second picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Kumi* | Eyes: Umedama Holic – GemStone eye G04 | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 5 | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Mocha | Earrings: Finesmith – Noir

Third picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Namie* | Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Colors of Fall Brown | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Ginger Chocolate Makeover

Fourth picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Helga* | Eyes: IKON – ‘Sunrise’ Eyes Bleached Blue | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 5 | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss | Bangles: Zaara – Sadaf paua bangles silver

Fifth picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Hyori (left) & Bliss (right)* | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Breeze | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Lucid Copper Nights Makeover | Ring: [HANDverk] – Geode Ring

Steam for Five Hundred

There’s another 500L Avatar Challenge going on and they are always so much fun that I had to poke at it. The idea is to make a new avatar under 500L, everything used must be available and accessible now, so you cannot use old hunt prizes and such. The last time I made a sorceress, a goth and a rocker, so this time I focused on steampunk. I like doing something out of the norm casuals for these challenges, because roleplayers need shopping guides, too! The clothes and goggles took most of the budget, but they were so worth it. The pants and the jacket can be found in League’s discount area upstairs and the goggles are by Grim Bros., because you can’t talk about SL steampunk and not mention them. The jewelry by KOSH was just 2L altogether (from their discount basement) and the hair (Exile), shoes (lassitude & ennui) and the lipstick (M.O.C.K. Cosmetics) are freebies. The skin is a group gift by bilo (50L to join the group) and I used it for both characters. The other girl being a more doll-styled gaslight romance heroine. The dress is an old Steam Hunt gift by Orquidea, but fortunately it’s for sale in the shop and thus still available. I love all their hunt gifts, it’s a delightful store. The cutesy ribboned pigtails are a group gift by Lo*momo (group free to join) and I got tattoo lashes by *BOOM* for 25L to add to the skin’s makeup. Eyes are from KOSH’s discount room, just 1L. Speaking of lassitude & ennui, there’s plenty of wonderful footware perfect for steampunk when you’re not trying to build a whole avatar with 500L. These Miss Dandy shoes were very affordable on the Marketplace, though, so both my girls wear Jackal’s things! The stockings are a freebie by *Sheer*. I picked the poses from my regular HUDs, so no guarantees about their prices. The location is of course New Babbage, an excellent stop for a newbie steam personage.

Adventurer Credits: 483L
Shape: self made
Skin: bilo – Pixie (Nasreen Skin Preview) – Group Gift (50L)
Hair: Exile – Eva/blackberry – freebie
Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Sahne Bitter Chocolate – Wearable Demo
Jacket: League – Leather Jacket (195L)
Pants: League – Wild Angel Leather Pants (125L)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Laudanum Shoes black/silver – freebie
Necklace: KOSH – Rapture Necklace – 1L
Earrings: KOSH – Rapture Earrings – 1L
Goggles: Grim Bros. – Sepia Gogglets – 111L

Dolly Credits: 426L
Shape: self made
Skin: bilo – Pixie (Nasreen Skin Preview) – group gift (50L)
Hair: Lo*momo – GroupGift (Apr 2012) – still available, group free to join
Eyes: KOSH – Crystalline Eyes 8 – 1L
Tattoo lashes: *BOOM* – Love my eyes Liner and Mascara medium – 25L
Dress: Orquidea – Steampunk Doll – 200L
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Miss Dandy Bronze Gears Shoes – 150L
Tights: *Sheer* – Zebra Tights – freebie

Poses: Glitterati – Drink 4 / aDORKable Poses – Love Gun II GroundSit 2 / Art Body Store – My Cute Wings 09 / WetCat – Modeller 4

Fancy Chair

There’s been plenty of swooning about this Men Sitting in Fancy Chairs tumblr lately and for a good reason! It’s like pin-ups for the geek girls: no mindless muscle-men, but men of class, intelligence and charisma. Seated comfortably in the symbol of power, the descendant of throne, the fancy chair. Ely started a blogger challenge about it, complete with a Flickr group, so of course I had to play with this. Even when my chair did not come with a David Tennant, alas. I’d accept a clone, I’m not (that) picky!

As is obvious, I entertained myself a lot with filters. I wanted to try and match the mood of the picture to the fedora-and-pinstripe class of a slightly wicked variety. Speaking of pinstripe, there should be more of that in SL: it’s super fun material that looks good on either gender. I was delighted to find it as an option in these new mesh boots by Dilly Dolls and built the look around them. By the way, this fancy chair is a gift in the LAQ Decor subscribo, in case you want one of your own.

Credits – Scene: Chair: LAQ Decor – Basic Mesh Lounge Chair – Grey – subscribo gift | Room: Glitterati – Blind. | Pose: Olive Juice – Kaira

Credits – Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Ginger Chocolate Makeover | Hair: lamb. – Bang Bang – Ink 

Credits – Outfit: Top: VC Designs – Pinstripe Doll Corset Top | Pants: Doppelganger Inc. – Woodcutter’s Overalls Charcoal | Boots: Dilly Dolls – Lani Pinstripe Boots Dark Black | Hat: *~*Illusions*~* Carmen Fedora Hat | Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Silver Drop with Jet (large) | Tie: Miel – Re Tie for girls

Back to the Crypt

The World Goth Fair ends on 31st May and is thus almost over. Just a few more days for the last moment shopping, then it’s time to slink back to the crypt to rest and recuperate.

This necklace by KOSH made me laugh, it’s so perfectly gothy-cutesy. It’s also one thing that SL jewelry has to be for it to work: big. You all know the LOD-issues, which means that small, delicate jewelry — no matter how gorgeous in closeups — pretty much vanishes the moment you are not cammed in on it. Much approval on big show pieces like this.

The Flame mesh corset is by *Perception*, the gloves and the Flirty pants by SAKIDE and the Wanderlust boots by lassitude & ennui. The skin by Pink Fuel is from the Skin Showcase and the Exile hair from the current Dressing Room Blue. I did vamp the skin up with an eyeliner by Pin Me Down, though.

The crypt is of course from *~by Nacht, I swear I could use these settings for all the pictures! The held candelabra is from the gatcha by The Muses; if you get lucky you might win a chandelier, too!

With that I shall leave the gothic heroine to sneak in and settle down for a …nap. Or some such. It’s been good indulging in gothness so much, I hope all of you went and shopped and enjoyed as well~

World Goth Fair: Crypt: *~ by Nacht ~ The Crypt (with candelabra 88 prims)* | Held Candelabra: The Muses – Candelabra Bronze 3 Arm B | Corset: *Perception* – Overbust Corset Flame* | Pants: SAKIDE – Flirty Leather Leggings Black* | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Wanderlust Boots black* | Necklace: KOSH – Demonica Necklace (WGF Edition) | Eyeliner: Pin Me Down – Liner 6*

Skin Showcase: Skin: Pink Fuel – Alena <Sugar> – Classic (dkbrow)

The Dressing Room Blue: Hair: Exile – Late at Night: Raven

Other Credits: Bangles: Mandala – Takara Bangles Buddha Black | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyes: Poetic Colors – classic frozen silver bright | Poses: LAP – MS2-Runway19 / LAP – SU-HandsUp4 / Glitterati – Drink 1

Dark Doveling

Petites continue their tiny but persistent revolution, taking the grid over one designer at a time. This post is about three of them, but more importantly, it’s about a sad wingless doveling wishing to fly.

This avatar was a cooperation between Fallen Gods Inc. and Yabusaka and it was exclusive to the Fantasy Faire. I apologize blogging such a teaser after you cannot get it anymore, but I was out of country at the time and I just cannot resist how pretty it is, so I hope you all grabbed the chance when you had it!

The outfit is a dollarbie by Blue Blood, who has started petite-sizing their pretty gothic dresses as well, go and see! The surroundings are a hollow log petite fairy home by Sax Shepherd Designs. He also makes pretty petite jewelry, the doveling is wearing Frills Drop Stone Pendant here.

Here the doveling dropped off all the clothes, hoping that it would help her wings grow so she could fly like the big sister, but no such luck. Just a tease of a butterfly. Maybe one day!

Avatar: Fallen Gods Inc. & Yabusaka – Translucent Dove* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Monique Petite Mesh Hair – Seafoam | Outfit: Blue Blood – Nevermore | Eyes: Adoness – Iridian – Glacier Eyes | Butterfly: LAP – Butt Finger 3 (pose) | Necklace: Sax Shepherd Designs – Frills Drop Stone Pendant (Petite) Silver Sugilite Solid* | Environment: Sax Shepherd Designs – Fantasy Hollow Log Petite Fairy Home* | Poses: Glitterati – Long Hair 3-3 / Astalianda – Up 5 / LAP – Butt Finger 3 (butterfly)

Three Lokis…

…walk into a bar. What? I didn’t actually finish the joke, was too busy taking pictures of Ely, Orcsy and me as various Loki-versions. We look like a pride of valkyries. Or possibly a fantasy metal band. I can’t decide.

The Loki-gowns are a new limited edition release from Nomine. There’ll be 12 copies of each colour (six colours in total, we’re showing three of them) available until the next gown comes out.

The gowns have several ways to wear them, from a more superhero body suit to slightly more armored corsetted version to full lingerie look. There’s three helms, epic capes, staff, bracers, boots, tattoos, elf ears, hairs, even skin and eyes — although the three of us avoided the clone effect and wore our own.

We hopped — wait, valkyries — FLEW to Ely’s sim to take pictures together, so  the prettiness around is all hers. Also, it’s important to be able to kill with your heels as Loki Cobalt here shows. Unexpected weaponry is the best kind!

This is probably my favourite one of all the pics I took. It looks like it’s in the middle of a conversation. I wonder what we’re talking about. Winged horse training? Favourite mead in Valhalla? Who gets first dibs on the next handsome hero to fall?

…anyway! Go visit Ely’s and Orcsy’s blogs to see their versions and credits. More importantly, go valkyrie thyself in Nomine! You know you wanna~

Outfit, hair, accessories: Nomine – Loki Gown Limited Edition Cobalt* | Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Cat Eyes (white) Preview | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Bright Sunshiney Day Lucir Makeover (eye/lip) & Clear Lipgloss | Poses: Del May – Twisted Arcane Libra (extra) / Glitterati – Drink 4 / TeaSoup – Check the Kicks / Sparrowtree Studios Poses – daringdiva1

52 Colours: Thistle

Hello, this is Sonya’s Astral Clone posting for her from the past. Or some such. This is to say that no, I’m still not back, but I just set wordpress into posting this on Sunday. (Edit: apparently -failed- to set wordpress right, and am now back!) Complete lazy colour post about what I am most likely doing at the moment: reading. I packed the Hunger Games trilogy and A Dance with Dragons with me, after all.

Thistle was one of those pastel purples that are more common as skins than clothing in my inventory. Except for the awesome Prudence-boots by Lassitude & Ennui! They are at the moment available in Jungle Bungle in Fantasy Faire.

I’ll be back in a few days, go buy all the fantasy in the meanwhile!

Fantasy Faire: Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Prudence Boots Lavender

Other Credits: Skin: Heartsick – Deity Unseelie | Eyes: The Plastik – Oni Cumulus Lilac | Lingerie: SAKIDE – Everyday Lingerie Pink | Hair: Truth – Brenna Pearl | Book & Script Pose Prop: Glitterati – People will read again