This Isn’t Kansas

…but you can call me Dorothy if you like. Do I look like a Dorothy to you? Okay, maybe not, but you’ll agree that with autumn coming to a close and winter just around the corner, the setting is pretty darn perfect for today’s post.

Funnily enough, I really wanted to wear these tights so I decided to build an outfit around them, pulling the theme of autumn out even more. The tights are from KHUSH by Liess Paine and available in 7 colors, included is the version with the seam and also without. Each color is L$135 or you can get the fatpack of all of them for L$ 850. Even though they’re sheer, matching them with heavier fabrics makes them appropriate for the imagined cold weather. The overall look is then cozy and comfy!

I’m also wearing a warm toned skin, the new Fiona Gold from Free Speerit by Desidelia Vella. This is somewhat similar to the Fiona skins if you’re familiar with them, but a lighter, more dewy tone. There are 24 makeup variations, they are set for sale at L$ 995 for singles, L$ 3590 for pack of 4, L$ 19990 for all. Each skin comes with a free shape, suggested eyebrows, eyelashes, a version with glow or no glow cheeks (I’m wearing a glow version to show you), 2 pubic hair options and tintable or non tintable eyebrows/hair base versions. This means that with every “single” makeup you buy, you’re actually getting 8 skins if I counted correctly, which is a great deal. I’d highly suggest grabbing the demo and seeing these skins for yourself, I think I’m keeping this one on for the next little while.

Credits:

Hair: Tiny Bird, Kissy Kissy – Brownie
Skin: Free Speerit, FS Skin – Fiona Gold Glow (Drama)
Eyes: Exodi, Au Naturel Eyes (Brown)
Sweater: ATOMIC, Lazy Day Sweater Fall (group gift)
Skirt: Elate, Tuli (Navy) (part of a dress)
Tights: KHUSH,Tights – Brown
Boots: Shiny Things, Old Boots – Black
Shape: My own.
Poses: Glitterati, 028 and 006

Picture taken at: The Far Away

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Sitting Pretty

I always seem to be backed up on the things I want to show on my blog, so today I managed to squeeze in three things I wanted to let you all know about if you haven’t read about them already (and even if you have).

The cute red jacket with plaid scarf and leggings is one of the more recent releases from Phoenix Rising by Ashoka Eales, it’s called Allyson and I’m wearing the red version although it comes in seven colors total. Several of them are bright hues which perks up any fall/winter wardrobe. Besides what I’m wearing, the outfit also comes with a collar that comes without the attached scarf and it will set you back L$ 380.

The cuff that I’m wearing, with a bigger picture here, is the Turquoise Heart leather cuff from Second Wave Apparel by Sioxie Legend. L$50 will get you these cuffs for both the left and right arm. They seem to be sculpted, and that aspect combined with the textures makes it appear to be a hand-made piece of jewelry – very cool – actually reminds me of something you can pick up at an open-air market or something.

You may also notice that I have my bum parked on this cute little couch. It’s not just a couch though, it’s the Model Couch from Glitterati by Katey Coppola. It has 10 built in poses so you can hang around some place draped all over it and looking like you own the joint, or you can use it for it’s intended purpose of taking good-looking pictures. It’s also copy/mod so you can change the color to suit any decor. The price tag? L$ 500, which probably makes it one of the more expensive items in the store but so worth it!

Credits:

Hair: Magika, Kitten – Brown E
Skin: GeEs Design, Tara Australia – Sydney – glos
Top and leggings: Phoenix Rising, Allyson-Red
Cuff: Second Wave Apparel, ..::LeatherCuff::..TurquoiseHeart (Right)
Legwarmers: Bax Coen Designs, Wool Legwarmer Night
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Ankle Boots Black Suede
Shape: My own.
Couch with poses: Glitterati, Model Couch

So, I’m Wearing This…

Having been slightly absent from Second Life and my blogging duties the past few days, I thought I’d break myself back in with a post about what I decided to throw on today. I went for a simple, somewhat wintery look, which was built around the new sweaterdress from Luck Inc. by CK Winx. I then matched it with some old favorites and some new acquisitions to complete the ensemble.

The sweaterdress just came out a couple of days ago if memory serves me right. It’s available in sixteen colors that cost L$ 250 or L$ 2000 for the fatpack of all of them. There is also a special Christmas color in bright green and red which is transferable for gifting and is also L$ 250. Each comes with both the opaque version which I am wearing and also a sheer one, so you’re really getting 2 dresses in each single pack. I think these dresses are the perfect mix of sexy and stylish, I can’t wait to wear every one!

I’m wearing my favorite boots, the Prestige boots from Bax Coen Designs, which reminded me that the 2009 SL Footwear Expo has begun and I need to go check out what is available. If you want to know what’s going on at the expo you can have a look at the website. This year it benefits Marine Toys for Tots, which is a great charity so I encourage everyone to drop some major lindens!

Credits:

Hair: [OH], :::(o_x)::: Oh my Apple – B
Eyes: Bodyline – dewdrop
Skin: Curio, Sundust-Winter-Pure
Earrings: Freshly Baked Goods, Conversation Hearts Antique Gold Earrings (old gift)
Tank top: Dazzle, Trendy Girl Tank Top (swiss blue) (shop closed a long time ago)
Dress: Luck Inc., Sweaterdress Brown
Tights: !*G^G*!, tartan tights yellow
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather
Shape: My own.
Pose: Glitterati, 003 (one of the newly released poses)

Picture taken at: Merry Christmas

No Fashion Blogging Today

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you all know that there won’t be any real blog posts here until I reinstall my picture-editing software and whatnot, although I haven’t gotten the chance to even locate it yet. I found out the other day that my computer had been compromised, so I reformatted and lost most things in the process. Now I’m busy reinstalling and trying to get some work done at the same time. Hopefully I’ll be back to blogging some time this weekend!

XOXO,

Kalia

Care For A Tease?

Care For A Tease?

You’ll have to bare with me here, I haven’t been feeling so well the last few days so I’m behind in my blogging.

When Sascha Frangilli of Sascha’s Designs told me she had another gown out after my last post, I was excited to see what she had come up with this time. Called Tease, the gown does not disappoint! As with most of ensembles at Sascha’s Designs, there are several options for wearing the gown, though I am only showing one here. Luckily, the store’s blog is well maintained and has great information and pictures if you want to see the other ways of wearing it. Tease is available in eleven colors, and each will only set you back L$ 550. The outfit includes: the top, short glitch pants, long glitch pants, gloves, short system skirt, long system skirt; and then the prim parts: Big Sucker Skirt, Sleek Skirt, Swooshy Skirt, Battleship Skirt, Flexi Skirt, 2 Sculpted Mini Skirts, Train,  2 Shoulder wraps (one for either shoulder), Stola and Shawl. In the picture I’m wearing the Stola and Flexi Skirt, I thought it made me sort of look like an opera singer as it reminded me of a great performance or stage gown. While I’m not a great actress, singer or diva, I think this still suits me quite well.

Credits:

Hair: Armidi Hair, Symphony Twist – Mocha
Skin: Dutch Touch, GroupSkin:: Special No 1 Caramel (previous group gift)
Earrings: SLink Diamond Solitaire Texture Change set
Dress and gloves: Sascha’s Designs, Tease Black
Shoes: Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos – Silver (hidden, but in case you were wondering…)
Shape: My own.
Pose: [LAP], Poofy Dress Pls

Picture taken at: Straylight

No Deception, Just Pure Elegance

No Deception, Just Pure Elegance

It’s fall, the leaves are changing color and falling off the trees, the weather has turned cooler and we’re looking towards the holidays with anticipation. With many events possibly coming up in this season, a lady always requires something elegant and sophisticated to wear. Cue the Deception gown from Sascha’s Designs by Sascha Frangilli. It comes in five seasonally appropriate colors: the burgundy which I am wearing; as well as Autumn, Emerald, Indigo and Purple. Each costs L$ 400 and includes: top, glitch pants, long system skirt, gloves, prim collar, Battleship skirt (which I am wearing), Fluffy skirt and Big Sucker skirt. If you’d like to see other ways of wearing the gown you can check out the Sascha’s Designs website.

No Deception, Just Pure Elegance

Another item that is perfect for the holiday season is the Vixie Chocolate Pears from KessKreations by Kessert Steeplechase. I adore the simple design with the toggle closure. It’s a piece that you can wear in many ways but a little more unique since chocolate colored pearls seem less common, even in Second Life! However if you like to stick to a more traditional version, the necklace also comes in white. Each is L$ 200 and would make a great gift for someone special in your life *winks and nudges*.

Credits:

Hair: Magika, Cake – Brown E
Skin: Exodi, Sienna Vivante – Sugar Crystals (group gift)
Necklace: KessKreations, Vixie Chocolate Pearl Necklace
Dress and gloves: Sascha’s Designs, Deception Burgundy
Shoes: Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos – Black
Shape: My own.
Poses: *Luth* Sultry 06 (store is now Reel Expression) and AnaLu, *fresh poses* 448

Picture taken at: Japan Tempura Island

Turn Up The Heat!

Turn Up The Heat!

I’m not talking about adjusting your thermostat – although you might be cold and that would then be a good idea – but I’m talking about “the heat”; that inexplicable thing that an item (or person) possesses, that makes you a little bit cuckoo.  And this kind of crazy can be good or bad, but in this case I would say it’s all good.

Turn Up The Heat!

Here is the part where you scream, “Just tell me what you’re wearing!”. Okay! The item that really sent my heart racing where these shoes from Kalnins by Maris Kanto. They are called Boudoir and they can be worn in the bedroom for sure, but that would be a waste if only you and your significant other saw them. They are scripted to color change with a special HUD that was fairly easy to use. This means that for L$ 800 you get any number of possible combinations, which could satisfy even the most picky fashionista.

Another obviously hot item is the Gynni dress from House of Hucci by Eboni Khan. The dress comes in seven colors and each costs L$ 275. I adore the sparkly detail on the prim part of the top and used it as a point of reference in styling the rest of my outfit. Another cute detail is the painted on belt, which makes the dress a little more unique when paired with the sparkles.

And check out my huge ‘do! Sometimes a girl just has to wear some big hair, and the Feliz style from Simply Britnee by Britnee Hadlee. The great thing about this store, as I mentioned before, is the pricing! All the colors for a given style come in one pack for L$ 200, which makes the indecisive or  the chameleons like myself, very happy.

On a somewhat unrelated topic, my feed SL Chic Critique turns 3 months old today! I am still surprised and flattered by how it’s growing. If you’d like to have your blog added or check out some very reasonable advertising space, there are links at the top of the home page to contact us for both cases.

Credits:

Hair: Simply Britnee, Feliz/Chacon
Skin: Pink Fuel, Skye <Chai> – Pink Pearl (dkbrow)
Earrings and necklace: Alienbear Design, Diamond Star & Black Pearl Black Set
Dress: House of Hucci, Hucci Gynni Dress – Wine
Clutch: Fleur, Silver pailette Clutch (store is now 5th & Oxford)
Shoes: Kalnins Footwear, Boudoir
Shape: My own
Pose: {flowey}, i’m in the middle of your picture

Picture taken at: kowloon

Slither Into This

Slither Into This

There is something about snakeskin, and animal prints in general, that brings out the hedonistic side of me. I’ve had this love affair with these naturally exotic patterns for as long as I can remember. In any case, I jumped at the chance to show one of the latest gowns from Seldom Blue by IndigoBlue Dagostino, called the Mia Dress. Due to time constraints, I’m showing you one way of wearing it, but it comes with the top (on all layers) short and long glitch pants (on both layers), short and long system skirts, the long prim skirt and a shorter, flouncy, prim skirt. There are numerous ways to combine the pieces for L$ 465, and if snakeskin isn’t your thing there is also: cheetah, tiger, snow leopard and crocodile. As always, there are special versions of this dress on promotion, one red floral version with a big bustle skirt option for L$ 1oo, and a L$ 1 special dress in a blue floral with a short, frilly prim skirt.

Slither Into This

By the way, the clutch is from IndigoBlue’s partner in crime, Singsong Writer of Eternity Silks. The clutch bag is L$150 and comes in the same prints as the Mia Dress range. The ad shows the details of the bag, which I find to be the perfect size and shape for everyday use, not just being matched with the dress.

My pose is one of the upcoming releases from Glitterati by Katey Coppola. Right now there is sale going on at the store to celebrate their expansion and purchase of a sim. All poses are L$ 100, pose packs are L$ 100 and fatpacks are discounted by 50% or less of the sale price. A lot of the stock is going to be retired, so you have just a few short weeks to get the ones you want before they disappear…

Credits:

Hair: ETD, Anisa – Ebony
Skin: GeEs Design, Tara America – Montana – glos
Dress: Seldom Blue, MIA DRESS SNAKESKIN
Purse: Eternity Silks, MIA HANDBAG in Snakeskin/SILVER
Earrings: Alienbear Design, Zivanit earrings RFL2009 special
Shape: My own.
Pose: Glitterati, 009

Picture taken at: Fotoscope

Tara, Well Travelled…

Skin fair is just days away, and with that in mind I bring you a preview of 3 new skins from GeEs Design by Gandalf Edman which will debut at the event. This post is picture heavy, so prepare yourself! I picked out one makeup from each of the lines to show you.

Tara, Well Travelled..

First we have the Tara America skin, in the Alabama make-up. I love the deep, rich, tone of the skin. The make-ups are all named after American states.

Tara, Well Travelled...

I especially like the details, like the shading of the bum!

Tara, Well Travelled...

I was surprised how well this skin suited me, the Tara America is officially my favourite of the three.

Please read on after the cut for more pictures and important details!

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Quite The Ingenue

Quite The Ingenue

Oh my, I’m not feeling very creative with the title of my post it seems. Who can really blame me though? When you look this classy and put together, you end up staring at yourself in the mirror a lot and everything else seems not so very important.

Today’s blouse and skirt are both from Ingenue by Betty Doyle. I can never resist blogging anything from this store, but I especially have a weakness for versatile separates or items that can easily be mixed and matched. They make me happy in the skirt. *winks saucily* The top is called Stenno and is available in 10 colors for L$ 125 each or as a fatpack for L$ 900. It comes on all 3 top layers with prim collar and cuffs. The bottom of the shirt, which is hidden here, but trust me, is cut in a v-style so if you’re not wearing a more high-waisted skirt or pants, you’ll flash a slip of stomach. As long as you’re reasonably in shape, this shouldn’t be a problem. The skirt is called Secretary (get it, like a secretary who uses shorthand – a stenographer?) and also comes in 10 colors and is once again L$ 125 for one or L$ 900 for all ten.

I guess this is a short post this time around, but I have more stuff coming your way in the near future!

Credits:

Hair: Truth, Antie – mirage (one of the styles at the L$ 25 sale)
Skin: Blowpop, N2 Elizabeth -tone B- 10.1 Vapor 1 (group gift)
Earrings: Purangi Designs, Hammered Gold Earrings
Blouse: Ingenue, Ingenue :: Vintage Basics :: Stenno :: Ebon
Skirt: Ingenue, Ingenue :: Vintage Basics :: Secretary :: Camel
Bracelet: DeLa, Bangle “Callas” Black b (L)
Shoes: Maitreya, Neyya *Toe-cap Caramel
Shape: My own.
Pose: AnaLu, *fresh poses* 492

Picture taken at: Artilleri