Katherine, Gone Retro

Katherine, Gone Retro

With several new releases over the last few days, I put together this look with some of my favorite new and older items. Starting at the top, I’m wearing the Cleopatra II hair from Simply Britnee by Britnee Hadlee. You get the full color pack of 36 for only L$ 200! No, that’s not a typo, it’s an incredible deal and all the packs of hair are priced similarly. Two other hairstyles, Cleopatra and Cleopatra III were released at the same time, so have a gander at those at well since demos are free.

My skin is the newest from Free Speerit by Desidelia Vella called Katherine. This is the original tone, but there is also a tan and pale version. Each of the 3 tones come in 8 versions of makeup, and cost L$ 995 for a single makeup, L$ 3590 for a pack of 4 skins, or L$ 5990 for all 8. The skins have a tintable beauty mark, hair base and eyebrow options. Each skin comes with a free shape, several versions of eyebrows, eyelashes 2 pubic hair options and facelight as well. Basically, you’re getting a whole whack of stuff when you buy a skin here. I love the smokey eyes and pink lips of the Desire makeup. It’s classy and glamorous enough to match with a variety of outfits, like the vintage dress I’m wearing.

I’ve been a long-time fan of  Ingenue by Betty Doyle and have many items that I’ve acquired over the years. The latest release is this dress called Gene which comes in four colors: The Blues (shown), Emerald, Red Hots and Noir; each will set you back only L$ 250. I love all of the colors, but since the blue was so fresh and airy, like how I’m feeling today, I decided that I would go in this direction. It also complimented the pink of the lipstick nicely, so I was very happy with how this turned out.

Well darlings, it’s time for me to flutter off and catch a film…I’m thinking of a Marilyn Monroe gem, like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Oh heck, I knew I should have gone to the salon first!

Credits:

Hair: Simply Britnee, Cleopatra II/Brown
Skin: Free Speerit, FS Skin – Katherine (Desire)
Dress: Ingenue, Gene :: The Blues
Earrings and Necklace: Bax Coen Designs, BAX INDIAN SUMMER (set – color change)
Bracelet: DM Designs, Isabeau II Bracelet (part of set)
Shoes: Shiny Things, Party Pumps – aqua/black
Shape: My own.
Pose: AnaLu, *fresh poses* 428

Picture taken at:  Retrology

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Terrifying Tara!

Terrifying Tara!

Halloween is almost upon now – just a few days away! While I’ll probably spend the night chowing on candy apples, popcorn and watching horror movies in my real life, in Second Life© you can have several costumes, do a variety of activities, eat tons of sweets without gaining a pound and…wait, you can do that every day in SL! Okay, well, the point is, today I’m kicking up my look in spirit of the spooky celebration. I’m wearing the new Bloody Tara skins from GeEs Design by Gandalf Edman.

Terrifying Tara!

The skins come in both of the tones shown here in one pack for L$ 500, but really you get several options because each comes with matte lips or glossy lips (and with or without pubic hair for each). You can see the blood and scratches on the face, and the scar over the breast which gives this version it’s name. These skins are based off the regular line of skins called Tara, which all come with a facelight (the Bloody skins as well) and a no-mod fitting shape. Singles are regularly L$ 800 and the Bundle packs of 9 makeups in a skin tone is L$ 2499.

I suggest you go have a look at the store because are there are some really cute  pale Pierrot skins as well, each for L$ 5oo or the Bundle pack of 9 for L$ 1750. At times I find clowns kind of creepy, but Pierrot’s are sweet and sort of melancholy – in a good way. Have a look and see what it’s all about!

Credits:

Skins: GeEs Design, Tara reloaded – Bloody Tara sand and Tara reloaded – Bloody Tara-glos
Hair: VIXEN, Felidae – Blackmail (Mix & Mingle Hunt gift, the hunt is still going on!)
Earrings and Choker: Paper Couture, Antique Pearl Choker Set (I believe it is no longer available)
Dress: Last Call, Catwalk Collection: Arachne (store is long closed, but some people are selling their items second hand)
Shape: My own.
Pose: Glitterati, Pork sword 5

Picture taken at: Darkwood Cathedral and medieval towers

Lady Who Lunches

There is something sort of retro and kitsch about a “lady who lunches”. Although, I’m the sort of lady who is on a budget these days, so my options for fine cuisine are limited. I’m stuck eating at the diner today, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look great doing it!

Lady Who Lunches

Wearing the latest Tweedy: The Tops and Iloa pants from SySy’s by SySy Chapman I’m comfortable, and yet still classy. These tops and pants come in 5 colors each, with the tops costing L$ 75 and the pants are going for L$ 125. Both are available in a fatpack as well. Blue and brown are such a sweet combination especially at this time of year, and work great with silver-toned accents. Oh look, I just happen to be wearing some!

Lady Who Lunches

I’m wearing the Divine Deco Earring and Bangle from Dark Mouse by Mouse Mimistrobell. The set comes with a bangle for both arms and the pair of earrings for L$ 100. The muted tones and simple design let the outfit shine but also ads a sort of  framing to it. Although, I’m not the only person to see how well these pair together. While doing a run through of blogs, I saw that Shelby Rasmuson did the same thing! Great minds must think alike.

By the way, Bebae by Torie Senne has come out with a new skin line called Fabia and as usual, the group has received 3 skins from it. I’m wearing one of them, but the other two are equally as pretty. The group costs L$ 200 to join, but the quality of these skins makes it obviously worth it. In store, the new line comes in a new darker tone (coffee) for a total of 5 skintones with 10 makeups, freckles are included with each makeup and there’s also a cleavage option! Single skins will set you back L$ 1000 while the Galore Pack is a steal at L$ 6000.

So…who wants to join me for a blue plate special and maybe split a piece of pie?

Credits:

Hair: *ARGRACE*, ~ Fedora Hat “Glamorous Way” ~ (Amber)
Skin: Bebae, Fabia > Cara: GIFT
Earrings and bracelet: Dark Mouse, Divine Deco Bangle (Right) and Divine Deco Earrings
Pants: SySy’s, Iloa pants-brown
Top: SySy’s, Tweedy the tops-blue
Shoes: ETD, Buckle Ballet Flats (Navy)
Shape: My own.
Pose: AnaLu, *fresh poses* 429

Picture taken at: Iron Fist

Hard, Stomping, Color!

Hard, Stomping, Color!

I’m not really sure what inspired the look I went for today…maybe it was a combination of luck, fate and the search function. Whatever the reason or how it came together, it’s a look that I quite enjoy – exposed bum crack and all. Once again I’m wearing jeans from KHUSH, this time it’s a pair of super cute ripped up ones with the look of fishnets underneath. The outfit pretty much started from these, I have to admit. They come with or without the lace at the top, so 2 pairs in each color pack for L$ 125 L$ 150 (whoops!) or the fatpack of 6 colors for L$ 675.

I then decided to try out a new skin, the Elizabeth N2 line from Blowpop by Annyka Bekkers. Here I’m wearing Persia in tone C, but the skins come in 4 tones and there are 6 new makeups out. Each single skin comes with 2 lipstick options, 3 eyebrow shapers, and pubic hair on the underwear layer, these cost L$ 900. But you can also buy the value packs of 6 skins plus the set of shapes for L$ 3600.  I generally wear only my own shape, so here’s Kalia in her new skin!

Hard, Stomping, Color!

Here’s a close-up of the necklace, “Rock mah Skull” from the store *SiSSi* by Sissi String. I totally spaced and forgot to take one, so this was a quicky done chez moi and but I think you get the idea of what you can expect from it. It also comes with a male version of it, so you and your sweety can match if you’re into that kind of thing for just L$ 139.

Credits:

Hair: AOHARU,Lauren02c (CocoaBrown)
Skin: *blowpop*, N2 Elizabeth – tone C – Persia
Necklace: *SiSSi*, Rock mah Skull *female*
Jacket and longer tank: MEB, Miami
Short tank: Alegria Designs, Back to Basics Tank Top Cyan 2
Jeans: KHUSH, Jeans Black Ripped – Blacklace 1
Boots: <TheAbyss>, NAU Combat Boots [Unisex]
Shape: My own.
Pose: *Luth*, Funky 8 (store is called Reel Expression)

Picture taken at: FAR… FAR!!!

Having Fun With Fall

Having Fun With Fall

Ever have one of those days where all you want to do is goof around and have fun? Today is one of those days for me. So I put together a look from some cute items in my inventory and headed out to the amusement park to play some games and cause some mischief.

I’m wearing some very low-rise jeans by KHUSH, and I only just heard of this brand but Liess Paine makes some risky jeans! These are a Halloween gift pair and they also come in a version with pumpkins all over for the holiday.

Having Fun With Fall

I took off the flares of the pants so you could get a look at the sweet knitted boots I’m wearing. These are the Warm Winter Boots in red from In Her Shoes – also a new brand to me. The boots, by Rachel Boram, come in 7 colors total, each are L$ 200 or you can get the fatpack for the discounted price of L$ 800. I love the Native American style details on these…and it makes them all that more appropriate for the season with Thanksgiving coming up for Americans. Demos are available for all items in the store and there is a great pair of shoes in the Midnight Mania board for everyone.

Having Fun With Fall

The last thing I wanted to tell you guys about is the jewelry set I’m wearing. It’s called Lena and this is the Fire set. It’s from DM Designs Jewelry by DarionMonkee Levitt. The autumnal colors match with my boots and jeans and so the outfit was born! The Lena set is L$ 400 and the necklace and bracelet are scripted to be resized. It comes in brown, turquoise and green as well, so head over and see which suits you.

Okay, now it’s time for me to run and throw some leaves around! Bye!

Credits:

Hair: ATOMIC, [ATOMIC] Hair_Roxxie (old VIP group gift)
Skin: Skin Flicks, Zuwena Alluring Shadow Natural Beige
Earrings, Necklace, Bangle: DM Designs Jewelry, Lena Fire set
T-shirt: Milk Motion, my loose tshirt fawn
Jeans: KHUSH, Halloween Gift Jeans in orange
Boots: In Her Shoes, Warm Winter Boots Red
Poses: *KO PoSes*, Halloween Gift and AnaLu, *fresh poses* 431 (jewelry shot)

Picture taken at: Carnivale Quarry

The Sweet Smell of Wet Leather

The Sweet Smell of Wet Leather

There is nothing like the smell of wet leather. Honestly, I can’t think of anything else like it – although it probably isn’t a great thing when it’s your favorite leather accessory or item of clothing. Anyway, I played with this look on and off all day today, building it around the newest leather dress in the chocolate color from Second Wave Apparel by Sioxie Legend. I normally don’t wear much leather except for on my feet or the occasional jacket so I was very pleasantly surprised when I tried this dress on and liked not only the look but also the overall versatility. I used it in a more casual way, but you could also throw on some sparkly things and really dress it up. I love the realistic texture which isn’t an “in your face” photo-sourced leather like you so often see. The dress is also available in red or black, and each one costs L$ 150, which I find incredibly reasonable for something you can wear over and over again!

Credits:

Hair: Uncleweb Studio, Julie Hair type B in red brown
Skin: Pink Fuel, Skye <Chai> – Beestung (dkbrow)
Dress: Second Wave Apparel, Leather Dress in Chocolate
Necklace: iGems, Jenica Necklace
Bangles: DeLa, Bangle “Callas” Black a (R) and Bangle “Callas” Black b (L)
Stockings: *Sheer*, Tights Zebra Black
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Ankle Boots Brown Suede
Shape: My own.
Pose: Glitterati, Fashion 3

Picture taken at: CREAMSHOP

A Seasonally Appropriate Wedding

With just about a week and a half until Halloween, I thought I better start getting in the mood with this post even though the traditional sentiment behind a wedding is very far from that of Halloween. At least, in most cases…I’ve heard of people getting married in cemeteries before so I thought it would be very seasonally appropriate to have a spookier setting (no offense to the dearly departed is intended).

A Seasonally Appropriate Wedding

I’m wearing the latest wedding dress called the Kira Bridal Gown from Eternity Brides by Seldom Blue which is being released to celebrate the opening of the new mini-store on the Eostara sim. The all over pattern reminds me of snowflakes or perhaps the North Star. With winter right around the corner, either is appropriate really; especially with the color of the detailing and the flouncy, romantic, style. For the price of L$ 1300 you get the top on all layers, glitch pants, system skirt, optional underwear style (for after the wedding, rawr!), prim skirt, optional prim train and prim veil. I should note that the veil attaches to the nose which is the most common attachment point for eyelashes, so you may need to edit one or the other if you intended to wear both. Worried about the price? Fear not! All Eternity Brides gowns have demos in the store so you know what you’re getting before making that very important purchase.

A Seasonally Appropriate Wedding

As always, there are a few special deals going on at this location as well (not the mainstore). The first is the Kira Bridal Lingerie set which differs from the one that transforms from the gown. The bra and panties can be worn alone, or with several versions of prim attachments for only L$ 100 and the stockings are included.

A Seasonally Appropriate Wedding

For all you bargain hunters, there is also a special dollarbie out – the Kira Tutu Dress. For L$ 1 you get the dress with it’s prim attachments in a sweet pink-purple with black and white accents. Maybe this will be the dress that leads you to finding Mr. Right?

If either of these special offers interests you, you better teleport over to the store as soon as possible as both are out for a limited time only – the Bridal Lingerie will be going up to full price shortly!

Credits: (for my photo)

Hair: Novocaine Hair, Antionette – mocha
Skin: [the oBscene], Group Gift Xena/Brown brows
Dress and veil: Eternity Brides by Seldom Blue, Kira Bridal Gown
Earrings: Muse, Celestine Diamond Frost Earrings
Necklace: Muse, The Dauphine Necklace (silver/frost)
Shape: My own.
Pose: *Luth* movement 8 (now Reel Expression)

Picture taken at: Transylvania’s Cemetary

Rockin’ Renata

Rockin' Renata

Good morning everyone and happy Monday! I’ve got a new release from a well-established brand here to show you – Renata by Kunglers Couture. It was released in three colors: black, white and amber; with each coming with 3 wide belts in black, white and red. I don’t normally wear white dresses so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to wear something a bit out of the ordinary. I love the fun ruffles all over the dress and how the belt seems to reign it all in. It’s fun and flirty, sort of “refined lady” meets ” sexy vixen”. The greatest thing, in my opinion, is that all the prim parts have a resize script so that you can easily adjust them to your shape (or shapes) with a couple of clicks. Each dress is selling for L$ 399 and if you want to keep up to date on Kunglers’ releases they have a great in-world group (with L$ 50 join fee) and a snazzy blog.

Putting these posts together, I sometimes find things I totally forget I ever bought – like the Doris hair from Uncleweb Studio. How did I rediscover it? I did a search in my inventory for hair. Yep. I also sometimes find something great that I meant to post, then didn’t, then decided I’d stick here. Like the latest group gift skin from ATOMIC. If memory serves me correctly, there is a L$ 250 join fee for this group but there are gifts given out on a regular basis so it’s totally worth it.

That’s all for now folks, I’m still barely awake and have tons to do in the real world…have a great week!

Credits:

Hair: Uncleweb Studio, Doris Hair – brown
Skin: ATOMIC, [ATOMIC] Skin Baily_Honey VIP Gift 2 (group gift)
Earrings: DeLa, Earring “Lloyd” Silver a
Dress with belt: Kunglers Couture, Renata – white
Bangles: DeLa, Bangle “Lloyd” Silver a (R) and Bangle “Lloyd” Silver b (L)
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Prestige Boots Red Leather (Maroon color)
Shape: My own.
Pose: *Luth* Sultry 06

Picture taken at: Rancho Pacifico Resort

How Lucky…

This past Monday was Thanksgiving in Canada, and it made me realize that even though there are many things in my “lives” that could be better, I do have many great things going on. I am incredibly lucky in many ways. I’ve always been able to land on my feet in hard times and have met some incredible people. Given this fierce attitude I was feeling I put together this little look from some great pieces recently released onto the grid.

How Lucky...

Many people have been talking about the new LeLutka Eclat skins, and I decided to demo almost all of them for myself. I like them! I love some of the makeup and I feel like they really suit me. My first favorite is this one with the thick, dark, cat-eye eyeliner and nude matte lips. So divine! And very Kalia.

This teeny little dress is called Petite by Luck Inc., and it sure is petite. It comes on all layers and with a pants option of with or without the garters, however those stockings don’t come with it, I added those. The dress comes in a multitude of colors and prints, with more to be expected in the near future, as well as sheer versions on the way. I guess I was feeling monochromatic or something at the time as I seemed to stick with a very black/gray look this time. Still, this hot number fit perfectly with my empowered outlook.

I’m also wearing part of a jewelry set called “Elolande’s Fairy Glass Jewelry” by Accessories by Eolande. Also included is a ring, but I’m not much of a ring person, nor would it really show up in the picture anyway.

howlucky2

Trapped inside the jewelry is a wee fairy, and the swirls behind her are actually animated – but of course could not be captured here. The glass part is scripted to color change to nine colors so you can pretty much match it to any of your outfits. I enjoyed mixing these more feminine, refined pieces, with the harder edge of the rest of my look.

Something I just learned about the store is that there is a HUD you can get that collects points every time you make a purchase from Eolande’s. These points can be used to buy special items that are only available for sale with the points, which is nice since it means that there will be fewer people probably wearing them and that makes it feel a bit more special.

Credits:

Hair: ((JUNWAVE)) Vivi*RED*
Skin: LeLutka, Eclatlight-makeup2
Dress: Luck Inc., Petite Snake Black
Necklace and earrings: Accessories by Eolande, Elolande’s Fairy Glass Jewelry (part of set)
Bangle: Kunglers, Louise bangle (part of set)
Stockings: Blacklace Lingerie, ~Blacklace~ Diva: Black Sheer Stockings
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Ankle Boots in Black Suede
Shape: My own.
Pose: AnaLu, *fresh poses* 502

Picture taken at: CyberPunk ~ AVZ Mainstore

Happy in Hucci

Happy in Hucci

I promised you more blogging, and you’re getting more blogging from me! This weekend was the two month anniversary of my feed, SL Chic Critique, which is why I’m about to gobble up a huge piece of cake.

But, I’m also really excited about some new things in my inventory…okay, somewhat new…I have a tendency of collecting things and not wearing them for some time. Case in point, the new Eclat skins from LeLutka and the Hucci Tortue Dress from House of Hucci. The skin is the latest group gift for the brand new line, and once I put it on, I haven’t taken it off. Check out the rest of the skins if you’re liking this one because it only gets better and better.

The dress is an unexpected find and I love how more and more stores are scripting their items so that customers can customize them to their heart’s content! This dress has scripted bangles and necklace which are attached to the cuffs and collar. You can change the metal to 7 different colors, as well as shiny, turn on glow or make them disappear all together. If green isn’t your thing then the dress comes in six other colors besides this gorgeous shade, so there is probably one to suit you. Best of all? There’s a demo in the store. Demos: they’re a good thing!

Credits:

Hair: Tiny Bird, Millionaire – Chestnut
Skin: LeLutka, Eclatlight-GROUP GIFT (DARK BROWS) freckles
Dress: House of Hucci, Hucci Tortue Dress – Autumn Green
Boots: Shiny Things, Comfy Boots – charcoal
Cake: Unknown (might have been from one of those cakes that gives you a piece when you touch it…)
Shape: My own.
Pose: [LAP], C-A Toast

Picture taken at: FAR… FAR!!!