Sunday, 30 September 2012

Wild Thing ~ Lush|Limited @SWAGFEST!


A girl can never have too many bags or shoes. And there aren't nearly enough really fabulous bags in Second Life! So I always grab them when I can.

Xi Zane of LUSH|Limited has come up trumps with this oversized clutch, on sale from tomorrow (1st October) exclusively at The Swag Fest. The Zebra Eye Clutch comes in 4 fresh colours (yellow, pink, blue and green), great for mixing it up with those autumn brights.


Style notes:
Bag: Lush*Limited: Zebra Eye clutch (yellow) The Swag Fest exclusive - from 1st October
Shoes: {{BSD Design Studio}} - Supermodel -zebra ( style 1)
Jacket: R.icielli - BLAKE Jacket / Pink (hunt item)
Pants: erratic / zoey - leather pants / pink
T-shirt: erratic / hailey - sequin longtop  / yellow
Hair: [CheerNo] Meshair Carmem Hotties 1.3 (from FAIR)
Earrings: +ROZOREGALIA+ -*Gemma*3
Bracelet: erratic / leather chained bracelet / black
Nails: Mstyle Long Nails - Colorful
Eye makeup: Miamai - Vain 02 Makeup
Lashes: blackLiquid MAKEUP - lashy
Lips: -Glam Affair- Layla - bronze shimmer lipstick


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Diamonds are a girl's best friend



There's a new jeweller in town, one well worth checking out if you love gorgeous statement pieces like this stunning set, Aphrodite Diamonds. Beautifully crafted, the small but fast growing collection of fine jewels by Designer Enchanted includes classic and more avant garde pieces to suit any wardrobe. There are lovely store opening gifts available at the moment for men and women too.

There have been some fab shopping events on over the past week or so, and this look combines finds from several of them.


I'm sure by now most dedicated shoppers have visited The Arcade - the fun gatcha event that just lures you into spending more than you intended trying to get those special rare items, and has been responsible for the hamster avatar invasion in SL! This gorgeous skin is one of the Roza collection Glam Affair have in their gatcha for only 75ls a pop - I got lucky and got the rare one (along with almost all the others - I was determined!).

My hair is from Cheerno at Chic Management's FAIR, a new monthly event where designers offer special items at what they consider fair prices. And I found this gorgeous mesh corset at Zodiac - another monthly event, with items inspired by the astrological sign of the month - this one being Libra. I'm a scorpio myself, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what all the designers come up with for next month's Zodiac!


Style Notes:
Jewellery: Vendome - Aphrodite Diamonds
Skin: Glam Affair - Roza - The Arcade Gatcha Events 03
Eyes: Ikon - Sunrise Eyes /Pale Rose
Hair: Cheerno Meshair Carmem /Hotties (recoloured) from FAIR
Lips: blackLiquid Makeup - Berry Blast Sheer Shimer
Corset: Eclat - Zodiac Libra Stratto Mesh Corset from Zodiac
Leggings: Maitreya - Couture Leggings /Black
Nails: Mstyle - Long Nails Classic


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

MetaStylista Contest Final!


Metaverse MetaStylista Contest Live Final!
9 finalists have been chosen to battle it out at the final on Friday 28th September at 3pm.
Who will win?
Watch live on Metaverse TV http://metaversetv.com/live/

Friday, 21 September 2012

Ready for winter



There's a regular shopping event on the Euphoria shopping district called Limited Bazaar where stores on the sim release limited editions at special prices. The theme this month is Dark Glamour, and one of the items I couldn't resist was this chic winter coat from GizzA. It's in an astrokan texture, and comes with a sculpted prim scarf that fits the neckline perfectly, but gives you the option for alternatives underneath. I decided to add the fur cuffs to match my fur hat from Lelutka. A pencil skirt, high heeled suede boots, leather gloves and a smart briefcase from NYU complete my city chic look for winter.

The mesh revolution had only really just begun last winter, and there weren't many great coats on offer - it's going to be interesting to see what designers come up with this year, as so many have honed their skills. I'm really loving the real-life fashion trend for oversized winter coats, and I hope some SL designers create some for us to wear inworld!

Style notes:
Coat: GizzA - Belted Coat mesh (Limited Bazaar)
Hat: LeLutka - Anzhelina Hat /Chinchilla
Cuffs: part of LeLutka - Irinushka Bolero /Chinchilla
Skirt: Maitreya - Mesh Pencil Skirt (group exclusive)
Gloves: Celoe - Mery Gloves /Mine
Earrings and ring: LaGyo - Mother's Pearl (from Collabor88)
Boots: Maitreya - Radical Boots Suede /Coal
Briefcase: NYU - Neutral Leather Briefcase /Black (from L'Accessories)
Poses: Di's Opera - Dark Glamour Series (Limited Bazaar)

Location: Mayfair


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Weekend Traveller




It’s Friday at last. Time to put that too long week in the office behind you, pack your bags, roll back the car roof and head for the seaside with the radio blasting and the wind in your hair.  You deserve a break! 

And what better to wear than these pretty, go anywhere casuals from Mon Tissu? Layer it up with the delightful frock dress over twill trousers and a floral tank top, some stylish leather boots and a scarf in case it gets chilly. Pack up your toothbrush and spare undies in the fab weekend traveller bag, and you’re all set!

Style notes:
Dress: Mon Tissu – Frock Dress /Peach
Trousers: Mon Tissu – Horizon Twill Trousers /Clay
Tank: Mon Tissu – Cropped Tank Top /Ditsy
Boots: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots /Warm
Scarf: Tres Blah – Wrapped Scarf /Vintage (from the Arcade Gatcha)
Gloves: Celoe – Mery Gloves /Nutmeg
Sunglasses: Steinwerk – Fina (slim)
Bag: Mon Tissu – Weekend Traveler /Camel
Earring: Izzie’s – Feather Earring /Beige
Hair: Elikatira – Control /Blonde 02
Skin: Glam Affair – Cassiopea /Europa Clean BL
Eyeshadow: MOCK – Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow – Colour Inspired Eye
Eyeliner – Izzie’s Eyeliner
Lipgloss: blackLiquid – Sheer Shimer /Caramel Nude
Lashes: Lelutka – 2011 Lashes Curl

Car: Haru Motors – HM Fi50 (bought on Marketplace)
Pose: Corpus
Location: Hastinys-on-Sea – Tiny Based Old English Seafront

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Shades of autumn



There's a chill in the air, the days grow shorter and the leaves turn golden and begin to fall. There's a distinctly autumnal feeling in London now, and it's time to sort out the winter wardrobe. Collabor88's September collection is timely once again, with a classic palette that brings together all those lovely autumn hues of buttery yellows, golden browns, smokey blues, mossy greens and dusty purples. So, in a seasonal mood,  I decided to put together an outfit that's perfect for the autumn.


Style notes:

*Skin: Glam Affair - Lilith - Europa - Timeless 01 BL
*Earrings & Necklace: HANDverk Rose /butter
*Jacket: Color.Me.H.O.F - ScarletBlazer /Yellow
*Shorts: Ingenue - Hetty /Coffee
*Shoes: HANDverk - Rose Pump /butter

Hair: Lelutka - Salome /Powder
Tshirt: So Many Styles - Loose Tank /Green
Tights: Mon Tissu - Favorite Wool Tights /Olive
Bag: NYU - Suede bag /Brown

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Blissful Lace


I feel pretty, oh so pretty in this new release from Chantkare by Applonia Criss. The Blissful Lace dress comes in ivory (shown) and black, and has the most wonderful lace texture. It comes with the head decoration too, for that oh so pretty look.  I was tempted to put on some chunky heeled Mary Jane's with this dress, but then a moment of inspiration struck and I tried the Maitreya Couture Leggings instead, to give the outfit a less cutesy, more "couture" look.

I'm wearing the newly released eye makeup from blackLiquid,  the Glow Autumn Pantone 2012 comes in a delicious range of shades to compliment the season's colours perfectly. And this new hair from Lelutka is spot on for the fashion doll look I was aiming for.


Style notes:
Dress: Chantkare - Blissful Lace Dress /Ivory (new)
Leggings: Maitreya - Couture Leggings /Pearl
Hair: Lelutka - Keeley /Powder (new)
Eye Makeup - blackLiquid - Glow Shaddow /French Roast (new)
Lipgloss: blackLiquid - Sheer Shimer /Bisque
Poses - Di's Opera - Ravissante Line (new)






Saturday, 15 September 2012

SL Fierce Magazine Launches Today!

cover design by Bianca Adder

Out today - SL's newest fashion mag! 
Launch Party tonight 3pm-6pm SLT. Be there and get the first issue!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Audacious!


New today - Lush*Limited Loose Rompers by Xi Zane - fun, funky mesh in a nice range of new season's colours - shown here in Plum.

When Xi asked me to shoot the ad for her she said "be audacious!". So I decided to mix it up a bit with some flashes of colour, and take myself down town with my boombox to grab some urban casual shots - and here's the result! I hope you like, and more importantly, get yourself down to the Lush*Limited flagship store to try the demo of these funky rompers today!

Style notes:
Romper: Lush*Limited - Loose Romper /Plum
Shoes: Monso - My Leather Oxford /comes with colour change hud
Hair: booN - NYN116 hair /blueblack 
Sunglasses: Steinwerk - Fina slim
Scarf: Fanatik - Fringe Scarf /Royal Brown (recoloured)
Tank: So Many Styles - Loose Tank /Sun
Gloves: Celoe - Mery /Mine
Socks: Izzie's - Garter Socks /Lavender
Jewellery: Rozoregalia - Gemma earrings and necklace
Boombox - Scrub - Vintage Boombox (wearable)






Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The morning after...



There's something so sexy about the boyfriend shirt...you slip it on the morning after you slept over at his place, luxuriating in his scent, before you step into a steamy shower (hopefully with him!). This one is a find from this month's collection at October's Trending Fashion Chamber. It comes in several colours, with black over knee socks and a T-shirt (not shown) - just right on its own for those lazy long weekend mornings with your lover, or wear it with some skinny jeans for a relaxed casual look...

Style notes:
Shirt: Captive Design - The Boyfriend's Shirt /white from October's Trending Fashion Chamber
Socks: Maitreya - Scrunched Primsocks
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Eden Sun Pendant Mini Orbit (long)
Bra: Glam Affair - Marta Intimates
Hair: D!va at C88 - Manon /Moonstone
Bed & bedside table: Dutchie

ps. That's NOT my boyfriend in the picture on the bedside table!


Monday, 10 September 2012

Black & White


SL Blogger Maci Restless has set a Black & White bloggers challenge, that you can read all about here.   When I read about it and saw the pictures in the Flickr group, I was inspired to have a go.

I'd spotted this black Gaultier inspired corset by Chrysalis a few days back, and I'd set my heart on having it, so this seemed the perfect reason to get it (like I need a reason?). I used almost grey skin, white hair, and black shoes and talons, so my raw shot was almost black and white, with just a hint of colour in the skin. I did do a little work in photoshop, cropping and adding the sepia tone, but most of the effect was achieved inworld by playing with windlight settings. The set I'm using is a free one from William Weaver, available on SL Marketplace, and the dramatic pose is from Del May, posemaker extraordinaire!

Style notes:
 Corset: Chrysalis - Couture Corset Gaultier Inspiration
Shoes: SimiLar - Savona Mesh Shoes /Black Patent
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Dean Mesh Hair /Powder
Nails: La Malvada Mujer- Essence TNT claws
Lashes: blackLiquid Makeup - Lashy




Thursday, 6 September 2012

Tres Beau Jaguar for Masai Mara



MASAI MARA, the Solidarity Store has been set up to sell designs at fair price to benefit the Mama Tunza Project in Nairobi, Kenya. The Solidarity Store is open from September 1st to September 30th.

Mama Tunza’s children’s home in Kenya was started in 1988 when the founder, Mary Khasakhala, found an infant dumped in a road side drain. Filled with compassion she decided to adopt the baby. This gave birth to a lifelong passion and desire to start a children’s home. Mama Tunza, as she likes to be called, has been at the fore front of advocating for the rights of children. The home started with an infant but has grown to have about 200 children who live at the Centre. Mama Tunza takes care of their well being. Most of them are orphans of HIV/AIDS or come from single parent homes.The home accommodates and provides for these children entirely through donations. You can read more at: http://www.kiberayouthinitiative.org/

Style notes:
Gown: Tres Beau - Jaguar - for Masai Mara
Makeup: Lovely Mi - Africa 01 - for Masai Mara
Bangles: Amorous - The Orb Tribal Bangles
Earrings and Necklace: A&M - Paduang Set /Gold

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Metaverse MetaStylista Contest - could it be you?



Metaverse Broadcasting is looking for exceptional models to compete for the title of Metaverse MetaSylista and feature in their own "Model Moment" promotional video to be broadcast live on Metaverse TV and distributed through all their channels.

Could it be you?
Are you an extreme stylist? Are you a model or aspiring model who loves to shop and style unique, creative looks that show the best of Second Life fashion design? Do you dream of the chance to break the rules and elevate runway walks to performance art that thrills and entertains your audience while presenting your styling at it's fabulous best? If you're looking for more than the traditional model contest, the Metaverse Metastylista contest is for you!

Who can enter?
Models and aspiring models in SL, male or female, are welcome to enter, with the exception of employees of Metaverse Broadcasting.

Prizes: The Winner will receive:
Your own 3-4 minute "Model Moment" promotional video to be broadcast live on Metaverse TV and distributed through all their channels.
An interview and photo in the Metaverse Tribune
A selection of Giftcards from stores at the Metaverse Satellite Mall

How to enter:

PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY - FAILURE TO FOLLOW THEM WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION

Stage 1: Photos and styling card submission:

1. Join the Metastylista inworld group: secondlife:///app/group/fa740d5b-7f2f-9ec3-85d0-4c1c0cbeddb1/about

2. Style a complete look on a "Space Age" theme, INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO ITEMS PURCHASED AT THE METAVERSE SATELLITE SHOPPING MALL.

3. Take 2 photos one full body and one headshot that show your styling at its best.
Photos must be high resolution, 1024X1024 and submitted FULL PERMS.
You may use a professional photographer if you wish, but this is NOT a photography contest, just ensure your photos show your styling clearly.

Rename your photos "Metastylista (Sept) [YOUR NAME HERE] head"  and "Metastylista Sept [YOUR NAME HERE] body"

4. Create a notecard entitled "Metastylista Entry (Sept) [YOUR NAME]: add your 2 photos, plus the following information:

a) The transaction history showing your 2 purchases from the Metaverse Satellite Mall that are included in your outfit.
b) A description of your outfit, maximum 30 words, that will be used if you are selected for the live final
c) A complete style card listing all the items and designers used for your look
d) A statement, maximum 30 words, that tells us who you are and why you should be the next Metaverse MetaStylista.

5.  SEND YOUR FULL PERMS NOTECARD TO Beatrice Serendipity **BY 12pm SLT ON 15th SEPTEMBER 2012**

6. Join the Metastylista Flickr group and post your photos there. http://www.flickr.com/groups/1979999@N24/pool/
If you don't have a Flickr account, please make a note on your notecard and we will post them for you.


What happens next?

Eight (8) finalists will be chosen to compete in the FINAL at 3pm on 28th September 2012, which will be broadcast LIVE on Metaverse TV.
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS DATE!

The finalists will be announced in the MetaStylista inworld group by 18th September

Finalists will be given 3 options of music, and will prepare a performance to show their styling at its awesome best using whatever animations and effects they think will thrill, impress and entertain the judges and audience! Forget the old runway rules! We want you the rewrite the rulebook!



Any questions, please send a notecard to Beatrice Serendipity.

Shine


I had one of those lucky meetings the other day as I stood splurging Lindens at a sale. I got chatting with a lovely lady who works as a promoter for a number of designers. I showed her my blog, and before I knew it, I was TPing to a new store, Shine, and meeting new designer, Cecilia Blachere. 

Shine has a small collection of urban-boho styles, with some lovely textures and colours and a distinctly European feel. Cecilia kindly gave me the run of the store and I picked out some of my favorites in her collection. Here are two of them. If, like me, you love finding new designers off the beaten track, Shine is well worth a visit!


Style Notes: Look 1
Dress: Shine - Mesh Tunic "Cat"
Boots: Meli Imako - Full Perms Rigged Mesh Boots Builders Kit (marketplace item) (textured by me)
Hair: Exile - Rivers Run /Frost
Nails: Mstyle - Long Nails Classic
Earring: Handverk - Beaded Leather Earring /turquoise/gold
Bangle: Fanatik - Pagaia Vintage Bangle


Style notes: Look 2
Dress: Shine - Sixties Meshdress with belt /hot bllck leather
Leggings: Bax (at Mimi's Choice) - Ornament Leggings Circles 1
Boots: Whatever - CG Marily
Hair: Vanity Hair - Hlin /platinum
Earring: Maxi Gossamer - 60's Gogo Disks
Rings: Maxi Gossamer - Roho Rings
Nails: Mstyle - Long Nails v2 /Gimme the Moon