I Am Strong

I have a fun look I put together last night when I saw some new items on plurk and the feeds that I had to have! The leather jacket is a new mesh item from {.essences.} and it comes in a bunch of colors. I went with black because it’s the most badass, and black can work with so many outfits. I also wanted to wear some ass-kicking boots, so I got the new ones from Gos, called Triumph. They too are mesh, and are available in several colors at the Festival of Sin – however, you can get them at the mainstore after the event I hear.

My skin is a group gift from Aura (which was previously known as Grixdale) and I am always happy to find another brand that suits my look! There is a fee to join the group but you get this skin in 2 tones at the moment and I suspect there will be other great stuff to come our way.

Credits:

Hair: Truth, Kalia – Swedish
Skin: Aura, Helena – Love Notes – Caramel (group gift)
Eyes: IKON, Utopia Eyes – Light Blue + Rust
Prim lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes, curl
Eyelash tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Earrings: HoD, Bodiqua Mega Hoops – Silver (former group gift)
Necklace: Artilleri, Make A Wish Necklace (at Back to Black)
Jacket: {.essences.}, Bonnie Biker Jacket [Mesh – Black]
Top: Kyoot, Idolatry Bodysuit (White) (at Festival of Sin)
Belt: ~Pepper~, Andavi Belt – BROWN
Jeans: IMBUE, Ribbed Skinnies – Faded
Boots: Gos, MESH Triumph Boots in Black (at Festival of Sin)
Shape: My own.
Pose: *EverGlow*, Model350 and !bang, It’s all about the shoes 1

A Pink Halo

I was in a real “blah” mood yesterday when I decided to put a look together. The Festival of Sin is going on, and it’s a really fun event to shop at so I thought I’d use a few items from there. My look was going in the direction I was feeling though, so I thought my new pink hair from Alice Project would be a great way to perk it up! I got it in pink because I’ve decided to try branching out a bit more and being more playful with color choices. Plus, I love pink. I got the Kiera hairstyle at FoS (although it isn’t exclusive to the event), it comes in several shades of pink with tip options as well.

My shoes are also available at FoS, but are by Ingenue – a brand that I have consistently adored for years. These are called the Khan Heels, and they feature a metal toe and spikes on the heel of the shoe. They are MESH, so make sure that you have a mesh compatible viewer if you intend to purchase them.

Then I also remembered I had a bunch of items from FINESMITH that would fit this look completely, especially these earrings and a bracelet from the “love doesnt grow on trees” line. They have an almost cubist style to them, which makes them more of a casual or fantasy item. Also in the line are a fantastic necklaces, broach and ring and face decorations – why not check them out for yourself?

Credits:

Hair: Alice Project, Kiera – Pink
Skin: Pink Fuel, Alyx <Honey> – Candy Hearts
Eyes: IKON, Utopia Eyes – Light Blue + Rust
Prim Lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Eyelash Tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Earrings: FINESMITH, love doesnt grow on trees earrings
Vest: MALT, FFL Lorelei Vest (former Fashion For Life special item)
Dress: The Sea Hole, Soft Exposure Ribbon Dress – Noir (former Collabor88 item)
Bracelet: FINESMITH, love doesnt grow on trees bracelet
Shoes: Ingenue: Khan Heels :: Bruise
Shape: My own.
Poses: *EverGlow*, Model514 and Model516

Goodbye Lover

I felt like doing a sort of more romantic look today, and I recently got the new “Milla” dress from alaskametro<3 (by Alaska Metropolitan) which automatically conjured up images in my head of a wonderful night with my sweet boyfriend. Lace is one of those fabrics that just always says “romance” to me.  This is a brand that is only on the marketplace currently, so here is a link to the store.

Then I got the new mesh clutch from FINESMITH in gold sequins, so a look was born. I found a spot that evoked that love-lorn feel I wanted to go for and here we are. Hope you like!

Credits:

Hair: Exile: Leslie/brownsugar
Skin: Pink Fuel, Alyx <Honey> – Candy Hearts
Eyes: IKON, Utopia Eyes – Light Blue + Rust
Prim lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Lash tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash tattoo
Jewelry: je suis…, chic::SET (gold)
Dress: alaskametro<3, “Milla” lace dress in black
Clutch: FINESMITH, CLUTCH BAG – SEQUINS GOLD MESH
Boots: Miel, LIA Boots
Shape: My own.
Poses: *EverGlow*, Model511 and Model512

Tea With Myself

In this post I am showing all my lovely readers some of the new items available at the Back to Black Event presented by CHIC Management, which opens tomorrow (February 11, 2012). The event is intended to raise awareness about various mental health issues, and displays products from various designers in several themes, ie: Hope, Friendship, etc. Many people involved in the event; from designers to organizers, and bloggers as well, have revealed that they have a special connection to the issue of mental health – either suffering from some illness themselves, or loving someone who does. This isn’t a charity event, but a place for people to gather, shop and educate themselves about an issue that still carries a stigma.

I didn’t know exactly where to start with telling a story about the real person behind the avatar, but in real life I have suffered with eating disorders, depression and most recently: debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. I did the things my doctors told me, and I did things my own way. Then something happened nearly 2 years ago: a switch in my head went off and things started to look different to me. The fog of despair began to lift and I was able to become a more positive person. I am still on medication for my anxiety, I honestly feel like this is a result of years of abuse I did to my body resulting in a real change to my brain chemistry. Most days though, I am okay. I am better than okay a lot of them, and some years ago I thought that I would never be able to say that.

Lately, I’ve been having conversations with myself, instead of the negative things I used to tell myself, I’ve been telling myself how incredibly lucky I am to be where I am. A lot of people never feel emotionally “well”. I know many of them, and I thought I was destined to be one. I have felt like getting through each day was like being dragged through the worst pits of hell, and now I feel blessed to be alive. I guess my post isn’t about surviving, or about having membership to this “club” of people who have suffered with mental illness, but to say, there is hope. Talk to everyone you can about how you feel, don’t isolate yourself, and don’t be ashamed. You’re not weak, you are human – and the best thing about being alive is that tomorrow can bring something totally new.

Credits:

Hair: LoQ Hair, Bourbon – Platinum (Back to Black Event item)
Skin: Curio, Shell Frex [Dark] Jasmine-Golden Rabbit 2
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis- Cocoa
Prim lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Lash tattoo: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Earrings: je suis…, chic SILVER earrings
Scarf and bodysuit: Nemesis – Friendship bodysuit white (Back to Black Event item)
Boots: Bax Coen Designs, BAX Prestige Boots White Latex
Shape: My own.
Table with tea set: Baffle!, [Teatime.] Waxed (Back to Black Event item)

Divine Divinae

Hello again! Today I’m featuring the newest jewelry set from Kunglers Extra – Divinae. It’s a modern 4 piece set that includes: earrings, necklace and a left-hand ring. It comes in 3 tones shown above: copper, golden and silver; and each set is available for L$ 400 each. I love that the simple design by Ava Kungler is dynamic enough to grab your attention, but it’s also versatile enough to work with casual and semi-formal looks.

I’m also wearing the new hair from Shag which is out now in 2 color packs (of 3 colors) for Project Themeory, called Your Wish. This week’s theme is “Welcome Home” which reminded Sebastien Aries of the genie from “I Dream Of Jeannie”. Each color pack is only L$ 75 (and feature brand new textures), which is pretty much a steal – why not get both?

Credits:

Hair: Shag, Your Wish – bombshell
Skin: Skintimate, Vegas 75L Special Peach (c)
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis-Lavender
Prim Lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Eyelash tattoo: Iris’s Eyelash tattoo
Jewelry: Kunglers Extra, Divinae – Copper, Golden, and Silver sets
Dress: Ingenue, Ella :: Scarlett
Shape: My own.
Pose: Miyoko Magic, Modeling Jewels 5