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I’m so very excited to see Laqroki back in the biz. I’ve worn Laqroki skins for the  majority of my sl. I’m quite taken with the new Glam Affair skin from my last post, but the temptation was too strong, I had to try one of the new Laqroki skins. Their new skin line is called The Fresh and Essential Skins and features Mix and Match; all facial features are on tattoo layers, which makes it possible to create your own unique look!  I haven’t had time to play around with it like I’d like to but I am very curious to mix and match and see what sorts of looks I can come up with. Here are some great examples of the different looks you can create  from the Laqroki Blog. Laqroki has also released body appliers for Slink Mesh Physique, and Maitreya Mesh Body, Lara. (They have appliers for the new Fresh and Essential Skins and the Glow skins from before as well…yay!!!)  The appliers are yours for FREE the first week after release ❤
*(Regular prices will be set 9 Febuary, 1 AM SLT)

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Giz Seorn of GizzA Creations’ new Collection, The Frida Inspiration Gown is a true masterpiece. Inspired by the works of  legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, this gown is rich in Mexican culture. Vibrant, eye-catching red and yellow hues throughout, and the skirt adorned with images of two of *Diego Rivera‘s most famous pieces of work, “Mercado de flores” and “The Flower Seller”.  A beautifully detailed rose headpiece and a hand-held lily flower (with and without pose options) complete the look. The lily flower is not shown in this post, but here are a couple of amazing pictures that I found on the blog Urban Legends by Natsumi Kangjon if you’d like to see it. 🙂

*Diego Rivera was a very prominent Mexican artist who was married to Frida Kahlo. If you’re not familiar with his work you should google him…it really is brilliant. Special thanks to Miss Xaqueline Seda for her knowledge on art history and Mexican culture. ❤︎

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*Contrary to popular belief castanets are not used in the Flamenco…nor are they Mexican, but Spanish instruments. I really love them with this outfit though. I found these on the marketplace, created by Una Daxter. When the left one is attached the action begins lol. You can hear the click click sounds and your avi does a funny little Flamenco-like dance..GREAT for driving your friends insane! For the pics I copied the right one and just used two rights because she wouldn’t even stay still on the pose stand when I attached the left…she was clickety-clickin’ all over the place.

skin: LAQ ~ Mirabelle Fresh skin – NEW!!! Worn with Glam Affair Leah Lipstick and Izzie’s Cat Eyeliner
body, hands & feet: Slink Physique Mesh Body, Hands & Feet
hair: TRUTH HAIR Esther NEW!!! @ Uber
Dress and Headpiece: GizzA – Frida Inspiration Gown – NEW!!!
necklaces: LaGyo_Kenya multi-strand necklace
bangles (l&r): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLES/Marrakesh
earring: ZC (Zaara): Sarayi painted hoops
ring (l): LaGyo_Bizarre flower ring
ring (r): Glam Affair – Gipsy Ring
shoes: (not visible but there!) Slink Priscilla Plateau Heels
Castanets: ::Una:: by Una Daxter on Marketplace, here.
poses: *ES* (Essential Soul) Flamenco

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The outfit in this post was one of my last prim purchases I do believe. I love this look. It’s cute and fresh..it has a nice mix of casual, sophisticated and sexy. (nice combination!)  It’s suitable for nearly anywhere in sl, really. I mean..I know there are no rules in sl anyway..if you want to walk through Lelutka dressed as a mesh turd, more power to you!

I’m going to take a wild guess that a lot of the people who are reading this are like myself; Anything you see me blog I would wear in real life. I like to dress Poppy in my style..I’m sure there are the occasional exceptions..one comes to mind but luckily I can’t find the photo anywhere!

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I’d like to send a huge Thank You to the creators that have sent me their gorgeous items to blog. If you don’t see your item(s) right away please be patient with me. I work on my blog every chance I get but like I always say…there’s never enough hours in the day.

Today I worked on putting a look together, but I ended up spending a big chunk of time trying to get my inventory under control. I’m curious of some of the ways you ladies (and men :)) have integrated your mesh items into your inventory. Do you make a separate folder for your mesh clothes, or just combine them all together?

Emery has set up a large section downstairs in the front of the store with all of their mesh items. If you haven’t been lately you MUST go check it out. As usual their creations are beautiful!

~tp to Emery~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Laqroki Mini
hair: TRUTH HAIR Chynna worn with Truth Hairbase (included)
eyeliner: [ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner
sunglasses: [LeLutka]-GARBO shades
top: Emery – Top Crush
jeans: Emery – Denim Crush
shoes: *GF* Strap Shoes “Alex”
bag: [ORTA] – Blake clutch
earrings: [ glow ] studio The Gate Earrings
necklace: [ glow ] studio TV Necklace
bracelets (l): *Urbanity* Leather Bands
bracelets (r): [[SHADE THRONE]] THE BLACK RIDER BRACELET SET
ring (l): MONS / Skull Ring
ring (r): LaGyo_Noa 3 stones rings
ring (right thumb): [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple

timeless trends

I came across one more photo shoot that never was posted or edited. I’m limited to GIMP for editing at the moment, and I still mourn the loss of my photoshop. I may have to come to terms with the fact that it will be a very long time before I will be able to get it again. I need to sit down and look at my Mac photo editing program options. Maybe there is one that performs a lot of the tasks that I used most frequently on ps, but at a price that suits my budget at the moment.❤

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I know I have a lot of learning and catching up to do, and yes the outfits in the past 2 recent posts are now 2 years old, but…I truly do think each of the looks have a timeless beauty and I would go out and buy either of them today, and probably in another 2 years! I love several different styles of dressing, but in my opinion, it takes a very talented creator to make an outfit that will stand the test of time in sl. A few that immediately come to mind are Maitreya, Lelutka, Surf Couture, The Secret Store, Armidi Gisaci…..(takes deep breath), omg the list could go on forever! And I’m sitting here drooling thinking of the ones I haven’t even discovered yet!

Dress: tram -vintage denim op(Mesh)
Jewelry: (Yummy) Bee Earrings – Brass
(yummy) Secret Garden Locket
[ glow ] studio Souvenir Bracelet Gold
Hair: [e] Interrupt – Brown 06
Shoes: {mon tissu} Favorite Leather Flats ~ Siren

I do apologize for my omittance of poses and their creators in the 2 posts since I’ve returned. I try to always give credit to them for their hard work..I know a lot of times they are not credited and they totally deserve to be!

 

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Introducing The Fall Babydoll Dress- The Secret Store & Nyu‘s very first piece of collaboration work. Created with a beautiful floral damask texture and an oversized, peter pan-type lace collar. Available in 10 rich, fall colors at either location.

I wanted some white lace tights so I went to G Field, and what great timing I had. Everything black and orange is half off until 10/31. I picked up a few pairs of shoes, the pair in this post being one, and a beautiful new hat that I probably should have worn in this shoot…I just couldn’t cover up the pretty little bow in Truth‘s new’ish hair, Marina. (bow is color-change, touch for menu)

G Field has a free gift this month for group members, and they’ve put last year’s Halloween gift out as well. Click here to see photos of their festive free gifts. This offer will also expire on 10/31.

My final touch for this look was the Caroline’s Jewelry Cameo Choker. This cameo is resizable and hangs from a black ribbon that is tied in the back in a bow. My favorite part…the cameo face can be changed from 10 different facings on touch.

*GF* (G Field) Rose Lace Tights -white-
*SL* Glamour Gloves Black
L.Fauna Lashes [False] & L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
(Caroline’s) Cameo Choker (C)
*GF* Bow Strap Shoes “Kate” -black-
>TRUTH< Marina – mocha
The Secret Store & Nyu– Fall Babydoll Dress
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]

all the pretty horses

I have a weakness for late-night shopping on marketplace sl…well, anytime of the day I guess you could say. Late at night I seem to be more generous to myself. 🙂 My latest “binge” was at the (NO) marketplace store. I saw this dress, The Folds Dress, and fell in love with it. It’s very fun and whimsical..and it seems very classic to me..as if it will always be in style, at any point in time.

(NO) (nylon outfitters)  creator, Nylon Pinkney is so very talented. There is an array of unique products in her stores, not only clothes. Getting the link for this post just now, I couldn’t resist adding a couple more items to my cart. ~sighs~ I swear, I have zero self control.

Click here for taxicab to (NO)’s in-world store.

and oh em gee I just came across the Nylon Outfitters official blog, here…take a peek and fall in love! I’m going shopping..again!


pictured above;  Aida pose set by label motion. Only 50L$ at TDRB! Click here to check out label motion’s entire collection of beautiful poses in-world. Also available on marketplace sl, here. Click photo for larger view. 🙂

LaGyo’s Blackdrop Hat @ Collabor88. Available in 9 colors. Each color has ON/OFF veil option and resize menu.

I got to the end of this post and was about to hit the publish button and I was like, omg…there’s no close-up of the zoe pumps by [celoe]. It would be a sin not to mention and/or show a close-up of these gorgeous pumps. The Zoe Pumps are 100% mesh and unrigged so you can move them, in edit mode, to make adjustments if needed. Available in 6 colors. I wanted to fatpack them so badly I could have cried…but like Arnold says…”I’ll be bach”.

~click here for taxicab to [celoe]..but please don’t hate me if you leave there lindenless..jus’ sayin’..❤~

what i’m wearing:
skin- LAQ ~ Mini
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
hair- ::Exile::Crush:Teak
dress- (NO) (nylon outfitters) Folds Dress-Horses (NO) marketplaceSL store
shoes- [celoe.zoe.pumps]
tights- *Sheer* Tights Fishnet Black
gloves- Fine gloves – Black The Secret Store (wrist bands tinted my moi) (if you do this, don’t forget to make a copy of the original pair first!)
tote- *COCO*_Gift_Pochette Free on wall of group gifts.
hat- LaGyo_Blackdrop hat Blue Collabor88
earrings- P.C; (paper couture) Grape Vine Earrings
poses- label motion Aida TDRB

location, location, location


Beautiful Newness from The Secret Store! The Mini Mesh Skirts, available in plain and printed versions. I considered doing a post showing each skirt because the colors are gorgeous, and there are some amazing printed ones. Very unique! There is a free demo available at the in-world and marketplace stores.

Click here to teleport to The Secret Store and check them out for yourself!


If you’re as big of a Maylee Oh fan as I am, you may want to bookmark a couple of sites. The Secret Store blog, and The Secret Store on marketplace sl. Nothing like shopping from the pose stand in your bedroom. 🙂


If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been venturing out of my safe, little photo orb more lately. Lately as in, since I’m able to view shadows. Lol, I just imagined a follower reading this and shaking their head saying, “she’s not going to talk about them damn shadows again, is she??” No, I am not..well I guess I kind of just did, but I was leading up to something else. Location.
We all know that there are literally thousands of awesome places in sl to take pics, some well known, and some waiting to be discovered. I’m betting that most of us also know that exploring the grid, looking for different photo locales is an experience within itself. Anything is possible in this world! If you have the time, that is.
That’s something else that I’ve bitched about mentioned quite often. How I wish I had more time. So lately I’ve been collecting LM’s and doing some googling on places to take photographs in second life, or.. beautiful, unique places in second life..whatever key words i can think of at the time.

The showcase section, located in the destination guide (found in the search section of your viewer, or here) has a lot of neat places to take pictures. I’ve also got a special landmark folder that I call “cool places”…yes, I know, such a snazzy, original name. When I’m out shopping, or on a hunt, or whatever, and I see a place that I like, I landmark it and drag it into said folder.

I wanted to share a very helpful post I found in Through Salamander’s eyes,  by Moniq Salamander. I am keeping this page bookmarked for sure. There are all sorts of different tips and lists. There is a list of links called Locations and there are some really good ones, and some great sources to find more!

what I’m wearing:
*COCO*_SleevelessBlouse(White)_ Shirt
Doppelganger Inc. – Knocked Up Knee Socks Blue
{SMS} Longsleeve Tee Grey
alaskametro ❤ nail makeup (fingers) – Candy Apple
The Secret Store – Mini Mesh Skirt – Birdy Baby Blue NEW!
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
(Royal Blue) Night Out Botties in Coal
>TRUTH< Dahlia – walnut
Magika // Kawaii Bow
Maitreya Mesh Shopper – Minsk
SIGMA Jewels/ Anya rings (silver)
{mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace ~ Silver
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]
poses by Adorkable Poses and Oracul
location: pretty island

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