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freebies & feebies :-)

House of Hucci‘s new Calvi Dress..the Rose Smoke-colored version in this post is their Free Group Gift. I’m not sure how long they’ll be available since we’re going into October as we speak..or rather, as I write. I remember receiving the gift in mid-September, so hopefully it will be available a while longer, or at least in group notices.

The textures on this mesh dress are gorgeous. The top being so silky and soft looking, while the skirt part is smooth and sleek. I paired it with some silk stockings from Sheer and one of [whatever]‘s group gifts, the High Heels.

~Click here to TP to House of Hucci~

A pet peeve of mine is when a blogger goes on about a nice free group gift such as the High Heels in this post, and fails to mention  that there is a fee to join…in this particular case, a 300 L$ fee. I saw the High Heels in a blog marked as “FREE! FREE! FREE!”  so I tp’d to [whatever]. My mouth fell open when I saw the table with all of the beautiful group gifts on it. I knew then, that there must be a group fee, and on that particular day, I was broke. But I still sat and admired the High Heels, the two pairs of free boots, (only one pair pictured in this post), and a very nicely made floral silk scarf top.

Not long after my trip there I received a visit from the Linden Fairy. I kept contemplating going back to [whatever] and paying the fee. When I tried on the House of Hucci gift, I knew I had to have the gift heels. I figured I’d pay more than that for a pair of shoes anyway, and the other gifts are really nice things that I’ll definitely wear… and hopefully, all of their future group gifts are as amazing as these!

Shown in above pic, [whatever] group gifts. (not all shown in this post) left, High Heels in blush. right, CG  Group Gift Boots in blush. (shoes and boots are all mesh)

~Click here for your taxicab to [whatever] to see all of their Group Gifts!~

*Sheer* Tights Nylon Black
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
*League* Pearls & Lace Bracelets
*League* Pearls & Lace Earring -Pastels
*League* Pearls & Lace Necklace-Pastels
::Exile:: Fade Into You:Cashmere (LM updated..I had a dud listed before. my apologies if you had any problems finding Exile)
::HH:: Hucci Calvi Dress – Rose Smoke Free Group Gift!
[whatever] high heel -blush – Group Gift! (join fee of 300 L$ but go look at the gifts it’s worth more than 300 L$!!)
LAQ ~ Mini

ZENITH @ FAIR

I’ve noticed that long, oversized sweaters seem to really be trending this fall. Hence, one of Zenith’s items in the FAIR event,  the Off Shoulder Long Sweater.

I was really pleased with how well these sweaters move with my, or rather Poppy’s movements. This is the type of item that would be nearly impossible to wear in the long ago, prim era 🙂 ..well except for taking pics or standing still.

It brings to mind a big prim sweater I bought a couple of years ago from one of sl’s top designers..it’s so beautiful but i was never able to wear it anywhere except for my pose stand. Once I stood and walked around it did all sorts of crazy things lol.

Of course there are endless ways you could wear this sweater..I think my favorite way though, would be all by itself, with Zenith’s second item at FAIR..Zenith’s Cute Socks.

You don’t have to decide which ones to buy because it’s only one pair of socks. They come with the hud pictured below. You can change the color of the socks, the ribbons, and the fuzzy balls. (heehee…i said fuzzy balls)

~taxicab to FAIR~

(TokiD) spring group tights
(NO) Pink Bra
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
Zenith (Black) Off Shoulder Long Sweater-only at FAIR!
(Yummy) Floral Keepsake Necklace
(Yummy) Gypsy Hoop Earrings
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
.: vive nine :. Elsa in 56th Marion
::Kookie Bag:: Hudson Laptop bag / Light Pink
Action UNISEX Socks White
R.icielli – BIANCA bracelets
{mon tissu} Cottage Flats ~Pink
LAQ ~ Mini
poses: everglow

NEW @ Mimikri Kit “DEA”

It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve gotten a post out! I guess in sl time it has been…nearly a week I think? I think if it’s more than a week you get a fine from the blog police 😮  Hopefully they’ll factor in that I put together 2 different looks with Mimikri Kit’s newest creation, “DEA”


“DEA” Rigged Mesh Separates. Sequin Sweaters and matching Skinny Leggings Set available in 9 different colors to mix and/or match. Click here to teleport to Mimikri.

(above) Mesh Accessorizing; Mandala‘s CEEKEEEY Earrings paired with LaGyo’s new Pan Collar in silver.

(above) LaGyo Rose Headgear Hat; you can change the texture on the hat, the ribbon, and the flower, worn with the classic Maitreya Long Scarf.

I must admit that one reason it’s taken me so long to complete this post is, I’ve been playing around with windlight settings. There are so many amazing ones available to download. Strawberry Singh has very simple directions on how to download them and add them to your sky settings, here. You’ll also see that she has some of her own wl settings available to download, plus a list of links to some of her favorite ones.

what i’m wearing

back in black

.:Vive9:. Xianv2 Boots
L.Fauna Beautymark – megane
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
[MANDALA] CEEKEEEY Earrings/Black
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
LaGyo_Pan collar Silver
Mimikri – Sequin Sweater / Dea black
Mimikri – Skinny Leather Pants / Dea silver
Mstyle Black Ring (left hand)
Mstyle Diamonds Are Forever Ring (right hand)
Mstyle Midnight Dome Ring (right hand)
Mstyle The Ring (left hand)
[LeLutka]-INVERTED hair – IdontBleach
[ORTA] – Blake clutch in steel
:: DUTCH TOUCH ::JiP:: Cream

pretty in pink

-Glam Affair – Eva Natural
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
(Caroline’s) Black Pearl Bracelet bracelet on left hand
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
hair: >TRUTH< Siri
hat: LaGyo_Rose headgear texturechange
Maitreya Long Scarf * Black
Mimikri – Sequin Sweater / Dea flamingo
Mimikri – Skinny Leather Pants / Dea flamingo
p.c; (paper courture) Vintage Black Earrings
 [ glow ] studio – Pearl Goddess black ring (left hand)
[Gos] Slouch Boots in Black
[LeLutka]-CLAIRE clutch/black
[MANDALA] Lotus Chain Bracelet & Hand Ring (right hand)

poses by label motion.

…bring out the gimp

Wow, time flies. I can’t believe it’s already been 30 days since starting my photoshop CS6 trial. When I opened it to edit this post it told me it would be the last use unless i wanted to purchase it for a gazillion dollars. So i minimized it and I plan on never turning off or restarting my computer again, lol. I’m sure that plan won’t work so I did download GIMP for this computer. I have an older version of ps on my old mac so if I can’t get used to GIMP I’m going to be computer hopping again. GIMP. What a name for a program. Isn’t that slang for a  person with missing limbs or something like that? (please if you have missing limbs don’t think I’m making fun or anything). And if my memory serves me correctly, wasn’t that what they called the leather-masked somdomizer in Pulp Fiction? I just think it’s an odd name and I’m mourning the loss of my trial so this is all crazy talk anyway. :p


At least I still can play with shadows in sl, knock on wood.

what i’m wearing…
The Secret Store – Puffy Blouse – Lilies Teal/Coral
{mon tissu} Hanalei Shorts
L.Fauna Beautymark – megane
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Maitreya Mesh Shopper – Everglade
Mimikri – Hip Scarf / Renee como
[Auxiliary] Earrings and Chunky bracelet set faMESHed
[celoe.aelia.wedges.nutbar.]
[LeLutka]-RENTA hair
{mon tissu} Oui Necklace – Silver
~Pepper~ Granny Rings
LAQ ~ Linnea [Fair]
poses: dfo who’s that girl?

my memory did serve me correctly..click here to see what I think of when I hear the word gimp…it’s a clip so make sure your volume isn’t blaring. it could be nsfw too..i guess it depends where you work. xx

Happy Anniversary to The Secret Store

New at The Secret Store.. The Copacati Highwaist Pants and Tucked Jacket.

Unique highwaist mesh pants and a tucked jacket to pair with them, perfect for a unique retro-futuristic look.

~click here for taxicab to The Secret Store~

Maylee Oh is one of the most amazing designers in second life. I adore literally every one of her creations…this outfit being no exception. I’ve never worn anything like this, it is so unique and of course very well made. I’ve been wearing it for a few days now, you know…blogging when I’m able to and battling the crash monster. But I’ve received so many compliments while wearing it. It made me feel sophisticated and stylish, especially with the high platforms from Pixel Mode and the classy short do from LaViere.

It was hard for me to decide on shoes, because flats look really cute with this outfit as well..and it was also very hard to decide on which color pants to wear ..there are 6 vibrant colors to choose from.

Oh..I guess I should mention…in celebration of The Secret Store‘s second anniversary she has marked everything in the store (not including mesh) 50% off!  This sale will last until Friday so make it a point to go..her clothes are classics..they will always be in style.

I wanted to post a close-up of Glam Affair‘s Cassiopea skin available at The Dressing Room right now for 70 L$! I’ve been wanting that skin so badly so I was so excited to have the opportunity to get one for such a great price. It comes with blonde, brown, and red brow options..and the perfect amount of freckles dusted across her nose. I’m wearing [glow] studio pin up liner on in this shoot, but the makeup colors she’s wearing are pretty neutral so you won’t be very limited in what you can wear it with.

The Secret Store – Copacati Highwaist Pants
The Secret Store – Copacati tucked shirt
[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Hair: -LaViere- Ambush/DarkChocolate *i just saw that la viere has a store on the marketplace (here)…woo hoo!!! i loveee marketplace shopping..it’s sl’s equivalent to the home shopping network :p
Mstyle Black Ring
[ glow ] studio Chess Earrings Colors  New!
[PM] Baby T’s Plain 2.0 : Black
[[SHADE THRONE]] STUDDED RING  *this is their marketplace store…i can’t seem to find an inworld  url..not sure if they quit selling inworld while i was away..anyway if anyone has a link to Shade Throne I would so appreciate it if you could give it to me please 🙂
[[SHADE THRONE]] THE THEORY BRACELET (left)
[[SHADE THRONE]] THE THEORY BRACELET (right)
Glam Affair – Cassiopea Europa – The Dressing Room for 70 L$!

BOOM @ The Vintage Fair

BOOM’s Vintage Fair item is the appropriately named Darling tops. 5 colors to choose from, all with sweet little white polka dots and a lacy white collar.

~click here for a taxi to Boom’s booth at The Vintage Fair.~

Now that I’m blogging again, I can feel my “skin fever” kicking in and I’ve been demo’ing skins all over the place. Only a matter of waiting for the linden fairy now. In the meantime I’ve been going through my “favorite skins” folder. Anything Rhapzody Wilde of Mynerva has ever made is in this folder. Plain Jane was my very first Mynerva skin. I wore more tanned skins back then..but I’m still in love with this skin..to me it looks very unique-fresh and young.

I’m not super excited about any of the photos I’ve taken yet with my new shadows and all. And they’re coming out with very light pencil like graph lines on them..i try to erase them in photoshop and when I shrink the pics down to blog/flickr size a lot of times you can’t see them…but sometimes you can. I need to do some more googling  and stalking blogs. And like I’ve said before, any sl photography or photoshop tips are appreciated!

Please be patient with me while I’m learning and finding my style. ♥

*BOOM* darling (yellow) Vintage Fair
oyakin*fril-miniskirt*
lace ankle socks Bijou on the Marketplace-comes in 2 versions of ankle frill sculpted or regular prim-sculpted modeled in this post.
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
“NINIKO”Gacha-Shoes
(TokiD) side headband (8)
*BB* Hemp Bracelet (L)
*FIR & MNA* The Westbrook Bracelet Weave [R]
[e] Flattery – Brown 08
{SMS} Wooden Cross Necklace Baby Blue
Mynerva~Plain Jane~Fudge-Black Brows
Poses Everglow

August Gifts

TokiD‘s August gift is out! The new Mari shirt. Turquoise and polkadot and adorable the gift includes  6 sizes of tops to choose from. I would normally wear the xs but I wore the small because I didn’t want the prim from the shorts to poke through. I was really impressed by the fit of this top. Being a small chested avi I’ve had to make my boobies bigger for a few mesh tops but I didn’t have to change my shape at all for this shirt..and I couldn’t look down my shirt and see invisible boobs..just a nice, perfect fit.

A peek from behind. The silky back strap is a nice surprise when you turn around and always gets a couple of oohs and ahs. I also love the pretty ribbon in the back of the [e]likatira hair, Changes, that I’m wearing in this post.

The skin in the pics above is Filthy skin’s August group gift. (also some really cool lipgloss makeup tats..be sure and grab those too while you’re there!)  There is a group fee but I thought this was a really cute skin so I didn’t mind paying it. Plus I have been dying to try on some new skins. I’ve acquired a few demos that I’ve been looking forward to trying on..

The 80’s Heels are another find from HOC Industries @ The Vintage Fair. Above, is the picture of the HUD that you wear to change the shoes and socks colors. I’m excited about these shoes..I keep thinking of outfits that they would look so adorable with..and the combinations are endless!

::DT:: Nailpolish – Fuchsia
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
(TokiD) big spheres necklace (candy)
(TokiD) Mari top (turquoise polkadot) FREE August Group Gift!
fri. – Loop Bangles (Bright.Pink)
HOC Industries – 80s Heels Vintage Fair
Juicy Gift Charm Bracelet – gold & pink (very old gift)
[e] Changes – Brown 03
[LeLutka]-SoHo shorts/straw
Skin- August FREE Group Gift from Filthy skin. GGF . Cream

~Poses by label motion~

BOOM Ellio Bikinis

I so appreciate all of the welcome back wishes that you all have sent. The blogging community in sl has never ceased to amaze me at how sweet and helpful everyone is. I’d like to give a very special thanks to Aisling MacMoragh who helped me get back on my flickr, yay! and also for helping me with some of the new features that weren’t available before.

I’ve finally gotten a few opportunities to play with my shadow features..I went to the artilleri sim and played around with various windlight settings. I still have a lot to learn and maybe in a few months or a year these pics will make me cringe, but for now I am happy with how they turned out 🙂

Truth‘s Mercedes Hair is one of my new favs..I loved the blonde demo so much that I picked up a pack in blonde too..every color comes with dark root options.

*BOOM* Ellio Bikini available in sets and separates to mix and match and create your own unique combinations.  All full sets are available at a discounted price and includes tintable tan lines!

*BOOM* Ellio Bikini hearts (tiffany)
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Heart Earrings Silver -(GIFT)
(Dahlinks) Heart Lock Chain Bracelet – R
(TokiD) kami ribon – rose
*Kotolier “Reinette” Ring I (Silver)
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
>TRUTH< Mercedes w/Roots – macaroon
Gypsys! Typical heart neckace
Juicy Gift Charm Bracelet – silver & pink (old gift)
Maitreya Gold * Bare Foot Tip-Toe
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]

*BOOM* Ellio Bikini birds (navy)
alaskametro nail polish Candy Apple
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
LAQ ~ Freckles 02
!lamb. In Heaven (Mesh) – Kit Kat
Kyoot – Nine Crimes Ring (Mixed Metals) (R)
NOD (Night Owl Designs )– Bangles! White (L)
NOD (Night Owl Designs)- Bangles! White (R)
[LeLutka]-GARBO shades/white
[MAGIC NOOK] Babydoll Earrings (Silver)
{mon tissu} Openwork Wedges~ Red
{mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace ~ Silver
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair] – 04

*all poses in this post by with love & squalor.

shadow play


just practicing on my photoshop shadows..since it’s not looking like I’m going to have them anytime soon. I’ve tried too many viewers to list that have given other Mac users shadows..I guess my graphics card isn’t up to date enough, I don’t know…any suggestions are welcomed!!

I know most of you have already seen all the new goodies from Maitreya…but you haven’t seen them on me! Well..there is a possibility some of you have…since I’ve had this outfit on for the past 4 days or so lol…time to get this post finished and change clothes, dammit!

The new Allegre shoes from Maitreya..***swoons***

Also, have you heard about the Hair Fair flickr photo contest? They’re giving away some really great prizes, the one that really catches my eye is the 1 year Pro Flickr Account…especially since I’m getting the little “renew your subscription” warning every time I log onto Flickr…

Click here for contest rules and details…

skin: LAQ ~ Olivia [Fair] worn with Cheap Makeup Mascara Verna (gacha item)
hair & headband: [e] With – Rich Browns New!! [e] @ The Hair Fair
top: Maitreya Tucked-in Blouse – White Body
bra: *Fishy Strawberry* Lingerie – Soignee 2011 (Red)
pants: Maitreya Acer Chino – Light Brown New!!
shoes: Maitreya Gold * Allegre Sky New!!
bag: [CheerNo Femme] KAMALA – Wicker Bag ::TFG::
bracelets: [Armidi Gisaci] Glitz Bangle Combo – Silver
necklace & ring: Bang Bang – The Poppy by Sisch Firecaster
earrings: [Baubles] Poppy Fields by Chic Aeon (part of set, earrings only worn) marketplace sl, click here 🙂
manicure: beauty by alaskametro
poses: with love & squalor

Skin numba 2, from The Dressing Room Blue :)

Skin: :: Exodi :: Isolde – 36 – ALL TONES – The Dressing Room Blue-Only 65L$!! (worn with Cheap Makeup’s Gacha Gacha lashes, Verna3)
Hair: *mikan_hair_Gille_choco
Top: MNK*group gift :: Frill cami FREE!! group gift only at main store!
Pants: Doppelganger Inc. – Cuffed Cords – Brown
Shoes: S@BBiA::Round-Toe Pumps :Mustard
Bag: [LeLutka]-CALARCA Bag/purple (AR)
Earrings: [ glow ] studio – bubbles earrings (TDR Blue 6)
Bracelets: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Bracelets :: SUMMER :: yellow(from the gacha festival this past summer)
Poses: Adorkable Poses