Posts tagged ‘maitreya’

August 22, 2011

Silver Screen Queens

Skin:  Filthy;  Platinum Hunt edition
Hair:  Elikatira;  Changes, blonde 07 (Collabor88)
Ensemble:  Indi Designs;  Misha, (Platinum Hunt)
Shoes:  Maitreya;  Group gift pumps, black
Nails:  Pixel Mode;  V2 Sculpted nails

I’ve been really enjoying putting together these outfits from sale/event finds.  Its amazing what you can throw together on the the cheap (not including the nails, this ensemble was less than $ 110L).

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August 19, 2011

So Sparkly!

Skin:  Lara Hurley;  Dessa (Platinum Hunt)
Hair:  Clawtooth;  Glowing review, orange you glad (50L Fridays)
Dress:  Sea Hole;  Cassia mini dress, peridot (Collabor88 subcribo gift)

Shoes:  Maitreya;  Basic pumps, black (subscribo gift)

I was fairly proud of myself for this look.  I put it all together with finds from hunts, sales and events and cost under $ 60L !

The skin was 10L, the hair 50L, the dress and shoes were free subscribo gifts from Collabor88 and Maitreya.

July 20, 2011

Sometimes the Wait is Worth It

Skin:  Pink Fuel;  Elly, milk, angelic
Hair:  Clawtooth;  Pretty Words, snow
T-shirt:  Tres Blah;  Used raglan 4
Shorts:  Maitreya;  Jean shorts, faded
Socks:  Jane;  Lil piggies, rugby knee hi, milk
Shoes:  SoReal;  Superstars, white/blue/red
Bracelets:  League;  Wanderer & Miel; Chum bracelets

I love being a tomboy every now and again and this raggedy shirt is perfect for those casual days at home.  I saw this shirt on one of the “bargain” lists  (FLF, SBS, TOSL…I honestly don’t remember which one it was) and I knew I had to have it.

I love Tres Blah items, but I always seem to have a problem rezzing items in that sim, so I don’t go very often.  It makes me kinda sad that most days I don’t have the time or the patience to deal with all that, but for this shirt it was worth it.  I was able to put together another new casual favorite for days when I just don’t feel like getting all dressed up.

July 16, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Lemon

Skin:  Pink Fuel;  Elly, milk, angelic
Hair:  Truth;  Pandora, champagne streaked
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom;  Clarus, ocean
Shirt:  Indyra Originals;  Kaegan Cowl Necked Jersey top, aurora
Shorts:  Maitreya;  Jean shorts, faded
Bracelets:  League;  Wanderer & Miel;  Chum

I went pretty much down-to-the-wire with this week’s challenge due to some RL issues and I’m just now writing the post to go with the picture right before I publish it.

Thank goodness Lemon was easy enough for me to assemble.  Not because of an abundance of yellow items, but just the opposite and only having a few in my inventory.  I’ve always felt that as a blonde, yellow tones kinda washed me out.  Its only been recently that I’ve been picking up a few here and there.  I have so few yellow items, I actually had to go back to my pictures for Yellow, Goldenrod, and Banana to make sure I hadn’t used this top before.

I finally gave in and got the Elly skin from Pink Fuel and I’ve got it ranked among my top two favorite skins in my inventory.  I’ve also been branching out with my eyes, using Aphotic Gloom (instead of my usual Negaposi) and in shades other than green.

I’m excited about next week’s color, Patriarch, a rich royal purple!

June 4, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Denim

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, medium 9
Hair:  Emo-tions;  Windblown, blonde
Jacket:  en Svale;  Denim Jacket, indigo
Lingerie:  Sensuelle;  Diana, white
Socks:  Maitreya;  Scrunched Prim socks, color set 2, white

Why am I wearing a denim jacket over lingerie?  Because denim goes with everything (and a denim thong might chafe a little).

I’ve been meaning to mention my unmentionables for almost a week now, since I’ve been wearing Sensuelle almost exclusively since I found them.  I love the amount of detail the creator has managed to include in these tiny swatches of lace, satin and silk.  Plus they also have varied designs, from teddies, to sets and even demi-cup bras (which are my personal favorite).

May 21, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Neon Carrot?

Skin:  Belleza;  Aiko, medium 01
Hair:  Kletva; Sam, sable brown (from The Dressing Room Blue)
Sweater:  Stellar;  Vintage Striped Sweater, orange’ish (seriously, that’s what its called)
Shorts:  Stellar;  Malibu Cropped lowrise jeans, blue wash
Shoes:  Maitreya;  Mishima Dawn, ruff leather brown


Neon carrot.  Neon carrot?  Seriously???  I’m still not over all the orange-love from last Halloween.

So…this is what you get.  I KNOW there has to be some neon carrot somewhere in that sweater, but guess what?  You find it!

More importantly, look at that skin!  The newish Aiko from Belleza.  ZOMG!  I love it.  I want to marry it.  I want to get all kinds of freaky with it and have its babies.  Well, not really, but I haven’t been this excited about a new skin release since, maybe forever?  I got the fat pack and now I spend more time selecting which make-up style I’ll wear each day than I do my outfit and accessories.

I can’t get this damn song out of my head, so you all get to suffer with me:

Drink that kool-aid
Follow my lead
Now you’re one of us
You’re coming with me

Dirt and glitter cover the floor
We’re pretty and sick
We’re young and we’re bored

I’m needing a whole vat of mind-bleach to get the image of Ke$ha french-kissing a unicorn out, but the video is hilarious.

May 7, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Olive

Skin:  Tuli;  Helena 03 (from The Dressing Room)
Hair:  Truth;  Adele, Champagne
Dress:  Gizza;  Jane, Vol. 1 (includes bracelets)
Shoes:  Maitreya Gold; Shanti, Olive

I don’t want any foliage (celery) growing out of my Bloody Mary, but I do want it made with olive juice and olives marinating in it.  I love to eat olives, both green and black.  But the color…eh.


I had just picked up this dress from Gizza a couple days before Luna announced the new color and I knew this would be my Olive.  The dress also comes with the two bracelets I’m wearing in the picture.  The only downside is the straps that go around the neck (which you can’t see because of the hair) are prim pieces that you have to adjust.


For you art lovers out there or anyone else with a good eye, that’s Van Gogh’s The Olive Trees in the background.  I didn’t know this until recently, but that’s the companion piece he made to his more famous, The Starry Night. 


See, not only do you get SL fun and fashion here, but also a little bit of culture and art history.

April 9, 2011

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Asparagus

Skin-  Digit Darkes;  unDress, W9 Sunkiss, Pixie
Hair-  Truth;  Tahlia 2, auburn (with hat)
Eyes-  Exodi;  Riven Eyes, multitone 20
Tank-  Maitreya;  RB Tank, cargo
Shorts-  LeeZu;  Desert Jeans, blue denim (not shown)
Hoodie-  Sey; Maki2 hoodie, green check
Gloves- DoMoCo; Stub Gloves, black
Boots-  Coco;  Engineer Boots, black (not shown)
Jewelry-  Twisted & Spoiled;  Armbands & Cuff from Hunted in Black set
Glove Buckles from Renegade in Black set
Tattoo-  Para Designs;  Karma tattoo, light
Cigarette-  Hermony; Ultimate Cigarette

 

I’m usually very critical when it comes to my own pictures and editing.  But sometimes, on rare occasions, when you’re putting together a look, setting the scene and doing post-processing, everything seems to fall into place effortlessly.

This week’s color was like a thunderbolt for me and I knew exactly how I wanted to style it.  What actually took me the longest, was finding the sim I wanted to use as a backdrop.  I loved the look as a whole and that’s why I listed what else I was wearing, though during editing I decided that cropping the picture was more effective in portraying the overall look I was going for.  By omitting my usual editing to the eyes, it came together exactly as planned for an indifferent, dead expression and gritty feel.

 

Music also helps me to get the mood right in a picture, so this week I’m going to share the playlist I used during editing:

“Hear Me Now” – Hollywood Undead
“Isolation” – Alter Bridge
“Not Strong Enough” – Apocalyptica ft. Brent Smith
“Lies of the Beautiful People” – Sixx AM
“Art of Dying” – Die Trying
“Last Man Standing” – Pop Evil
“Porn Star Dancing” – My Darkest Days w/ Ludacris, Chad Kroeger and Zakk Wylde
“The Animal” – Disturbed
“Say You’ll Haunt Me” – Stone Sour
“Fix Me” – 10 Years
“Country Song” – Seether
“Bad Company” – Five Finger Death Punch
“Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom) – Shinedown


On to next week’s challenge, Eggplant.  I have many purple options, but none that exact shade.  Yay!  Shopping!

March 29, 2011

Finally Found…Izzie’s and Al Vulo

Skin:  Al Vulo; Ninni, Fairy, Red
Hair:  Exile;  Oceane, whiskey
Eyes:  Exodi;  Riven Eyes, Grasshopper
Lashes:  Laqroki; Mascara 01, Black, Natural
Vest:  Izzie’s; Draped Vest, Blue
Shirt:  Twisted & Spoiled;  Vest, Neutral Pack, White
Skirt:  Maitreya;  Cleo Jean Skirt, Light Wash
Socks:  JANE;  Lil Piggies socks, rugby knee hi, Milk
Shoes:  Pixel Mode;  Baby T’s, Royal
Bracelets:  Frangiapani Designs;  Black Pearl & Silver Cuff (r) & Double Plait Bangle (l)

One of the things I love about the special/bargain lists that come out weekly is that I find creators that are new-to-me (even though they may have been around for years).  I haven’t lived under a fashion rock, but often I go gushing to a friend about some store I just ran across and they’re like, “Where you been, they’ve been around forever”.  *Sighs*

 

I’m not sure how long Izzie’s has been open, but I just finally found them from the Lazy Sunday list this past weekend.  The more I looked around, the more I wanted and I had to force myself to leave after buying a couple pieces or I would have bought out the whole store.  I love the rich texture on the vest and the way the bottom prims flow.  You can’t see the shoulders because of the hair, but there is some cute detailing there as well.

 

I also finally found Al Vulo skins.  They are beautifully done and less than a thousand Linden each, which *I* consider affordable.  Most of my SL life, I’ve favored skins with heavily-lined eyes with thick, black lashes, which seems to be a consistent feature  with these skins.  I decided to go all-out with the one I selected and chose a red lip (unusual for me).

March 28, 2011

Study Break

Skin:  Laqroki;  Claudia2, Peach 08
Hair:  Elikatira;  Just, Blonde 07
Dress:  Cool Beans;  Beloved Dress, Patches
Shoes:  Maitreya;  Frenzy, Bronze
Jewelry:  Exodi;  Enchanted Evening Bracelet & Estelle Necklace, platinum

 

Its been well over twenty years since the last time I stayed up all night cramming for a big college exam, but that doesn’t mean I ever stop learning.  I’m a knowledge and trivia junkie, constantly ordering how-to or For Dummies books, researching things online or picking more knowledgeable friends’ brains.  I would have made an excellent professional student.

 

But even I need study breaks occasionally.  Not the kind where you just run to the kitchen for iced tea and a snack, but the kind where you have to do something completely off-the-wall because your mind is so numb.  I’m relieved that back in my college days everyone didn’t carry cameras in their cell phones to capture some of the moronic things my friends and I got up to during finals.

 

Back in SL, I’m hugging myself with happiness at finding this super-cute dress at Cool Beans.  After taking this picture, I went back and got it in another color as well.  AND LOOK!  I pried my toesies out of my Baby T’s and into some peep-toed, sling-back Maitreya shoes that have been gathering dust in my inventory.  Now I just need to do the same thing with my skins.