Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

As 2012 draws to a close,  I'd like to thank you for following my blog. I reached my goal of more than 50,000 views by the end of the year, and I'm so thrilled that so many people across the globe have dropped by to visit. And a heartfelt thank you also to the designers who have supported me over the year by sending me review copies of your creations to share - I truly appreciate your confidence in me.

And for the future? I'm looking forward to keeping this blog fresh and current. I'd love to hear your views on how to make it even better! And I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead.

Little red dress

Want to sex it up a bit this NYE? Forget black, there's nothing quite like a little red dress like this sizzler from Leverocci to raise the temperature. With daring cutaways on the halter top, and a simple flouncy skirt, this is the perfect dress to dance the night away in. And for my second party look of the season, I decided to bling it up a bit with these fabulous accessories from Swallow, high high heels from N-core and classic long red nails from Mstyle. Now, where's that invitation?

Style notes:
Dress: Leverocci - Structured Dress /Ruby
Accessories: clutch, earrings, bangle, ring and shades all from Swallow
Shoes: N-core - Emporium /pure black
Hair: Burley - Sofian /platinum (no longer available)
Nails: Mstyle - Classic Long Nails

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Geeky Chic

Style notes:

Blouse: The Secret Store - Sweet Sheer /polka
Skirt: DCNY - A-Line Skirt /streamers grey (from My Attic @ The Deck - ends today)
Socks: Izzie's - Garter Socks /grey
Gloves: Celoe - Mery Gloves /Mine
Boots: Bax - Booties /Appaloosa
Hair: LeLutka - Ella /powder
Glasses: Artilleri - Meredith Glasses /bronze (recoloured)
Bag: The Secret Store - Tiny Satchel /Angry Owl (from The Arcade Gatcha)

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Party time!


As New Year's Eve approaches it's time to find that perfect party outfit! Something sexy, flirty and fun to dance the night away in style.  This year, maybe it's time to forgo the little black dress and try something different, like this shiny latex catsuit from Meli Imako. Top with a dazzling fuzzy jacket - free from Eshi Otawara for the Peace on Earth Hunt, and add teetering spiked shoes from Diktator. Finish with one too many glasses of bubbly and PARTYYYYY!!!

Style notes:
Catsuit: Meli Imako - Mesh Full Body Suit *new*
Jacket: Eshi Otawara - Fuzzy Short Jacket (Peace on Earth Hunt Gift) *new*
Shoes: Diktator - Envy *new*
Hair: Lelutka - Effect /panther
Eyemakeup: BlackLiquid Makeup - Exploited Eyes
Lips: Izzie's - Lipstick /fuchsia
Nails: Mstyle - Long Nails v2 - Princesses Rule!
Rings: (r) Lagyo - Lila Ring, (l) Lagyo - Beehive Ring
Poses: Glitterati

Free couture! Violator and Angel Dessous in POE5

Some more fab gifts in the Peace on Earth Hunt. Stunning avant garde jewellery from Violator, and an elegant lace full length gown from Angel Dessous, both in rich blood red, perfect for making a dramatic entrance this party season. And even better, both completely free!

There are some 200 stores in this year's Peace on Earth Hunt, which runs till 6th January - get hunting now to find some wonderful goodies! Find out how to take part, and see more of the gifts you can find on the POE5 blog.

Friday, 28 December 2012

I should Coco!

Coco by Cocoro Lemon has always been a firm favourite fashion label of mine, with a great range of original designs with brilliant texturing and detail, so when I spotted some new mesh items from Coco at The Dressing Room Fusion store, I knew I'd have to head over to check out the new range. And I wasn't disappointed.  There's a lovely collection of rigged mesh casuals, including the fab tuxedo with tee and tapered pants shown here. There's a nice men's collection too, and some really great free group gifts - well worth a visit!

Style notes:
Jacket and top: Coco - Tuxedo Jacket (with tee) /BeigeRose *new*
Trousers: Coco - Tapered Pants /DarkGrey *new*
Boots: Bax - Foxy Boots /Coffee *new*
Socks: Izzie's - Garter Socks /grey
Earrings: LaGyo - Lila /pale
Necklace: LaGyo - Mink Fur Necklace /nude
Ring: Mandala - Polly /Mink
Nails: Mstyle - Long Nails V2 /Over the Taupe
Hair: Dr Life Healthy Hair - Longlong /all colours

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Lined up...

Hair: Vanity Hair - Closer /platinum *new*
Sweater: LUSH*Limited - Lined Up /plum *new*
Leggings: Izzie's - Metallic Leggings /purple
Boots: Maitreya Jazz Boots /black
Earrings: HANDverk - Tassel Earrings /Sabria
Eye makeup: KOSH Metallic Eyeshadow /purple
Lips: A.S.S Lipstick /Purple Rain, BlackLiquid Makeup - Sheer Shimer /hot pink

Monday, 24 December 2012

A Christmas wish to you...

Wishing you the very best Christmas, and a healthy, happy and peaceful year ahead!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

50 shades...

There's lots of news from SHINE by Cecilia Blachere this week - while most of us have been getting into the holiday spirits with some frantic shopping, (or in my case, spending the best part of a week in bed with a seasonal virus) Cecilia has been busy opening a new mainstore, and launching SHARP, a new men's label! And to celebrate, she's released a cool new capsule collection of mix and match items in shades of grey, that will be on sale at the new SHINE mainstore until the end of January.

Style notes:
Look 1:
Jumper: shine by [ZD] MESH KNIT JUMPER /special Ed. THE GREY COLLECTION
Tights: Mimikri - Knit Tights gray
Stole: !Ohmai - A Lil' Foxy (Black Fox)
Gloves: (5th&Oxford) Leather Gloves /black
Hair: LeLutka - OSCAR hair /Powder

Look 2:
Jumper: shine by [ZD] MOCK NECK TOP special Ed. THE GREY COLLECTION
Body: (epoque) Lace Onesie - Black 
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Liaison *new
Necklace: MG - Tarifa
Hair: Wasabi Pills/ Amelie Mesh Hair - Seafoam

Look 3:
Jacket: shine by [ZD] - MESH LEATHERJACKET /rocking grey THE GREY COLLECTION
Bag: shine by [ZD] - Hobo Bag /grey  special Ed. THE GREY COLLECTION
Necklace: MG - Necklace - Razor Heart
Hair: LeLutka -ALICE hair /Powder *new

*note: All of the items I've used in these looks are from stores and designers I feature regularly on this blog, so I have decided not to give the SURLs this time round - to find the stores please search my blog under the store name - you will find the SURLs listed in several older posts. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Look of the Day 12.12.12

A stylish winter cover-up for you today - this cropped peacoat from Drift hits all the right style buttons for a cold day - herringbone tweed, with plain trim, it's currently on sale at The Couturiers Dock, as a limited edition with several colour options in the pack. Wear with a fur collar and woolly armwarmers to stay warm and chic on those really cold days!

Style notes:

Coat: DRIFT - City Coat /Sky Tweed - at the Couturiers Dock
Trousers: LUSH*Limited - Sherlock Pants /wolf
Collar: DRIFT - Cozy Fur Collar /Wolf
Armwarmers: DRIFT - Armwarmers Unisex /Onyx2
Boots: Maitreya - Alexa Wedges /black
Earrings: LaGyo - Mother's Pearl 
Nails: Mandala - Nail Palette /long
Bag: The Secret Store - Tiny Satchel /Coral Delight - from The Arcade Gatcha
Hair: LeLutka - Jasmine /powder

Sunday, 9 December 2012

a little more Peace

The fifth Peace on Earth Hunt is well underway now, with 200 (yes 200!) stores offering free gifts to spread a bit of seasonal goodwill across the grid. That's a lot of goodwill!

This pretty winter-white dress is the gift you can find at Loovus Dzevavor - I love the subtle snowflake pattern and the sweet peter pan collar - this would be perfect for an evening at home with your loved ones this Christmas, or wrap up with some boots, a scarf and a woolly hat for an after dinner stroll in the snow!

The Peace on Earth Hunt runs until 6th January - so there's still time to find all those wonderful pressies, and maybe make some new friends and find some great new shopping destinations along the way - find out how to join in, and lots more, here!

edited to add: I just realised this is my 200th blog post! Wow, and it seems like only a few months ago I started blogging my SL fashion finds! So perhaps it's a good thing that this milestone post is about something of a Second Life institution. Thank you for your support, it still thrills me no end when I see that people from all over the world look at these pages, and I'm going to keep on keeping on, and hopefully keep getting better too!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Something new, something blue...

New couture wedding gowns from Violator - make me want to get married! This is Candylicious in Azure - comes complete with veil, gloves and jewellery. Stunning.

There was some awesome news from Violator too a few weeks back that I must share - Soraya Vaher took her design skills to the real world with a stunning range of jewellery available for sale online! Check out FinerBlack, Soraya's new store here!


I adore this new dress from Fanatik, on sale at the new cycle of FaMeshed - figure hugging leather with the most exquisite spike embellishments on the bodice. This is a dress that says "you can look, but you can't touch". Inspired by the spikes, I decided to style a modern fetish/punky look with lots more spikes! Hair, nails, bangles, shoes and even my bag! Time to go clubbing!

Style notes:
Dress: :FANATIK: Dress with spikes /Nude for FaMeshed
Shoes: N-core COQUETTE Spikes "Black" 
Bangles: MG - Bangle - Ramona 77
Necklace & Earrings: +ROZOREGALIA+*Gemma*
Bag: Glow Studio Spiked Around Bad /silver
Tights: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Mocca 30
Nails: ..::: Scrub :::... Spyked Multicolor Nails
Hair: .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ TAKEYO ~ Light Blonde V

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

LUSH*Limited @ the Winter Fair

Here's the latest release from LUSH*Limited, on sale now at the Winter Fair - harem pants in 4 colourful textures to brighten your winter wardrobe, and boatneck sweaters in 4 complimentary colours.  Lovely for layering for a stylish winter look. 

Style notes:
Jumper: LUSH*Limited - Boatneck Cropped Sweater /sky for the Winter Fair
Trousers: Lush*Limited: Can't touch this Pants  /mother land for the Winter Fair
Vest: Royal Blue - Necklace Tank /sky (looks like the store is closed)
Collar: Drift - Chic Collar /turquoise
Jewellery: MG - Valencia
Gloves: Leezu - Nif Nif Gloves /olive
Shoes: Ison - Kippen Wedge Boot /grey
Socks: SMS - Nordic Tights /grey/light olive
Bag: Milk Motion - Suede Clutch /red/blue
Hair: Dura - Boys & Girls 38 /platinum