Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tender Blossoms

There aren't many designers in SL that I've found who can do prints on their clothing and match the clothing texture to the prim texture very well. And I get it. It's hard work! With the variations in avatar bodies, it's almost impossible. But when you find someone who is willing to put the work into doing it and doing it well, it's just something that you can't miss out on.

My friend Shiryu Musashi of Musashi-Do is one of those designers who is willing to sit and put the work into turning out lovely hand-drawn pieces with prim work that almost exactly matches the clothing texture. His latest release, Tender Blossoms, proves that fact!

An Eastern inspired mini cheongsam, Tender Blossoms is one of those pieces that you can dress up in a variety of ways. I found that it just took changing shoes to give me a completely different feel to the dress. With the high sculpted collar and the little sculpted frog buttons [um, not like the ribbit ribbit frogs! LOL], this pretty dress would make a great addition to your wardrobe. However, you WILL need to wear underwear because the glitch pants don't quite cover up all the goods. Also, and I already told Shiryu about this and he told me to be quiet [kidding, kidding!], the skirt prim is just one piece. I prefer two pieces because I have a weird shape or something and always need the back prim to be up a lot higher, but he showed me how to move the prim around so it would work. It might not require any modding for you, or you might need to rotate the prim a little, but it's not too hard.

The Tender Blossoms come in four delicious colors and are priced at $225L each, or a fatpack for $719L, and are available at the Mushashi-Do mainstore or on XStreet.

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Glam by League
Eyes: Zbilja Spirit in Crystal Blue by Exodi [Group gift]
Lashes: Diva by LeLutka
Hair: Tatum in Happy Blond by
Facial piercings: F1 Piercing by FlipSide [Extremely modded by me. It barely looks like the original, but the original is very cool!]

Shoes from left to right:

Floria strap sandals in Pink Tulip by G Field
Sueshoo sandal in White by Periquita
Black Prestige boots by Bax
Alice Cullen ballet flats in light pink/silver by Cherry

Poses by Striking Poses and ImpEle

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Getting Blacklisted Has Never Been So Cute!

When I'm on my island fixing things or moving things around, I don't usually pay that much attention to what I'm wearing, probably to my neighbors' distress. I could be in a formal, or in a bathing suit, or not wearing anything at all. Luckily for me, designer Gauge Laville of Blacklisted created some adorable lingerie sets about a month ago, and since then he's added 3 new ones to his lineup. They're so cute, in fact, that I feel entirely comfortable running around the island in them. These are just made to be seen!

Lately in +bl+ Teal - $199L

Breathe Me in grapeplaid - $199L

Bad Things in tru-blood - 199L [Gee, wonder where that name came from!]

If you picked up his last sets, you owe it to yourself to run down to Blacklisted and get these as well, because these are even better than the last! If you get the Triple Threat fatpack for $499L, you also get matching stockings for each set. I'm not actually a fan of stockings with print on them [I find they go too weird at the ankle] but if you are, you'll love these.

Time to shop!

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Deep Smoke by League
Eyes: Zbilja Spirit in Crystal Blue by Exodi [Group gift]
Lashes: Girls Secret by Hair OH
Facial Piercings: Funky Heart Piercings by Lostwood [Prize camping item]
Tattoo: Creeping Roses by Tuli [found in a hunt earlier this year]

Lately set:
Hair: Serena in Happy Blond by
Boots: Engineer Long Boots by J's
Bracelet: Skully Pearly Bracelet by Lostwood [freebie]
Ring: Butterfly Duo by SyDS

Breathe Me set:
Hair: Deena in Happy Blond by

Bad Things set:
Hair: Jasmine.2 in Happy Blond by
Shoes: Starley pumps in red by ETD

Poses by Pffiou! [Unavailable while creator is on hiatus]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Everyone deserves the chance to FLY!

If you're looking for a cute, not over the top, Halloween background, look no further than La Petite Morte!

For just one tiny $Linden, you can get this cute little background to use for your own pictures. Best part? Only 3 prims! So you can get your witch on even if you're low on prims. :) Be sure to check out all the other photosets while you're going to spend your $1L on this!

PS: 10 points if you know the song I got the title of this post from!

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Smoky Turquoise by League
Eyes: Zbilja Spirit in Crystal Blue by Exodi [group gift]
Hair: Jasmine 2 in Happy Blond by
Top: No clue. Just says "Long Tank-black" and is in a Halloween folder
Skirt: 05 Tartan by Edge Grafica
Socks: 06 over-knee socks-gray by Edge Grafica
Boots: Engineer Long Boots by J's

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tell me about it, stud!

Earlier today a groan went through my group. "New League stuff! I'm going to have to rob a bank!" We say this with love, because we love League!

As soon as I saw the new Studded Scoop Back dresses, I fell in love. A little punk, a lot of sass, these are full of sex appeal.

How do you not fall in LOVE with this dress? I love a great low back and this is SO perfect because it's not just on the texture of the dress, but also a prim to give it a little extra gorgeousness. And the gloves with the slouchy studded leather cuffs...mmm! You also get the option of silver, gold, or turquoise colored studs.

You can choose one color for $255L or the fatpack for $790L. If I were you, I'd fatpack, because I didn't and now I'm kicking myself. :)

There are also some new super awesome kicks out at League, and the Kate skin now comes in the pale tone. Lots to look at and BUY!

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Glam by League
Eyes: Beloved Aquamarine by Beloved Custom Designs
Lashes: Girls Secret by Hair OH
Hair: Oh My Mohawk in Black by Hair OH
Boots: Black Prestige by Bax
Piercing: Starry Lip Chains by Ellabella
Tattoo: Creeping Roses by Tuli [found earlier this year in a hunt]
Poses by {flowey}

Today's Gaze: $50L Barbie

Unless you live under a non-fashion rock, you've probably at least heard of Fifty Linden Friday. Put together originally by OMGWTF Barbeque of This Is A Fawn, every Friday from midnight to midnight SLT, a group of designers offer a $50L item in their stores. It's a small group of designers, usually about 10-12, so it's not overwhelming at all. I'm not sure how the stores are chosen. Some are in every Friday group, some switch out, but each Friday it's just so much fun to pop over to the participating stores and see what the generous designers have set out. There is also a group in world to get the list each week, although the participating designers usually send one out through their groups and subscriber groups. I joined the group to get the list to send to my friends each week, so if you ever really need it, feel free to IM me on a Thursday to get it. :)

Today's Gaze is put together from a super cute sweater dress, the Cuddle Maxipull, from Fishy Strawberry. It's pink, which you all KNOW that I love, and it has such a Barbie Doll feel to it, I couldn't resist! Especially since it was only $50L! I paired it up with the [non-$50L items] Stiletto Moody Tall Boots in Mulberry, the Cerra skin in Bullet from Staged, Deena hair in Happy Blonde from, Beloved Aquamarine eyes by Beloved Custom Designs, and because no Barbie is complete without her diamonds, the gorgeous Heavenly Ring from ~flirt~. My poses are from Long Awkward Pose, who is also participating in this week's $50L Friday.

Remember, $50L Friday only lasts for 24 hours, so get out there and shop!! Oh, you twisted my arm. Here's the list of stores for this week. ;)

This Is A Fawn
Silent Sparrow
Whippet & Buck
Ty Zvezda
Long Awkward Pose
Milk Motion
Fishy Strawberry
Clawtooth By Clawtooth
So Many Styles

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Asian Beauty

I've been a huge fan of Sioxie Legend of Second Wave Apparel for years. She does lovely work and keeps the prices pretty affordable, along with having some great sales from time to time.

Her latest release, the gorgeous new silk Cheongsams, are just toooo cute! I feel really lucky that I got them dropped on me as review copies today.

These silk cheongsams come with embroidered gold dragons and frog closures. Very detailed, very gorgeous. You also get some gold baby dragon earrings and the China doll flat shoes, along with a pretty parasol! Each set is just $350L, which you have to admit is a great deal for an entire outfit that includes shoes. You can choose either red or black, but I would just LOVE to see a dark blue one! [Hint hint, Sioxie!! LOL!]

Be sure to look around Second Wave Apparel when you go to pick these cheongsams up. I just know you'll find something you love!

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Glam by League
Hair: Kira in Licorice by Frangipani [No longer available]
Eyes: Beloved Emerald by Beloved Custom Designs
Lashes: Bedroom Lashes by Cake
Indian Bangles by Zaara [Unsure if they're still available, I think they were free]
Poses by On The Cover and ImpEle

Friday, October 9, 2009

What's in your pocket?

You might have noticed in my last post, I was standing in the middle of some very pretty landscaping. I wish I could take credit for making it all work, but nope. What I was standing in is a Pocket Garden by Carter Denja and Stormy Aluveaux.

The Pocket Garden is absolutely amazing! Especially for someone like me who isn't all that great at landscaping. Just rez out the size of your choice, and poof! Insta-garden! These are super awesome too because they're scripted to change the color of the flowers [slightly. It won't give you crazy colors.] and change the "ground" covering. You have options of having a soil ground, grass, and others. Even an invisible one so your own terrain can show.

They come in 3 different sizes, so there is a size for everyone. :)

5x5, 30 prims. $275L.

5x10, 44 prims. $375L.

10x10, 58 prims. $475L.

All of the sizes come with a bench with a couples pose, and the 5x10 and 10x10 come with a single ground sit. There is also an "environmental" background sound that changes with the time of day, a bird that chirps, and you can change the color of the lamp & light. It's really just a great piece of work! If you regularly buy landscaping items in SL, you can also see what a great bargain you're getting, especially if you purchase the fatpack of all 3 sizes for $800L. There are also bases and hedges included, which are not shown in these pictures.

The Pocket Gardens are not modifiable or transferable, but you can copy them. I would love to have a mod/copy version option in the future, just to be able to move a few things around, but honestly, these are just perfect as-is.

Go get your own Pocket Garden now! :)

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Deep Smoke by League
Hair: Juliette in Champagne by Exile
Eyes: Beloved Aquamarine by Beloved Custom Designs
Outfit: Alicia in Pink/White by Royally [Store is currently unavailable]
Tights & Shoes from the Toe Shoes outfit by Bare Rose
Standing pose by Pffiou!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vibrant Vata

Set to be released today, designer SySy Chapman has created some long, gorgeous, Indian inspired gowns called Vata! Oh, these are just so so pretty! In 3 different colors, they are halter styled with a very low dipped back that is both sexy and elegant. Let's take a look!

I absolutely adore the pretty print and the colors are PERFECT for the fall season, just so rich and jewel toned. As they're not out in the store just quite yet, I'm not sure on the pricing, but SySy's clothing are all VERY reasonably priced. I will update this post with the prices as soon as I get them. :)

Also in this post:

Skin: Misty Pale in Glam by League
Hair: Juliette in Champagne by Exile
Eyes: Beloved Aquamarine by Beloved Custom Designs
Tattoo by Tuli, found in a hunt so may no longer be available
Poses by {flowey}

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Freebie Quickie: Free Speerit Fiona

One group that I have never left, even when it was quiet for months, is the Free Speerit group. Desidelia Vella does absolutely beautiful female skins and she's very generous in giving away special makeups from time to time.

Today's gift is a special group only makeup of her newest skin - Fiona.

This is just such a gorgeous skin! All the details are beautiful and if I were a darker skinned avatar, I think I would most definitely run to this skin.

Fiona is free in the group notices for the next 2 weeks, so run to join and grab it! There is a $1L joining fee, so if you have to join and leave, at least it won't break your bank. :) The full Fiona line with 20 makeups will be at the Free Speerit mainstore this Sunday.

Also in this post:

Eyes: Beloved Silver by Beloved Custom Designs
Hair: Heidi [browns] by IrEn
Bikini: Halterbikini in Aqua by SySy's
Poses by Olive Juice