Love CHIC²

Hello all, I’ve got my third post about CHIC², which includes the dress and skin I’m wearing, as well as all the items you see behind me. I was happy to be introduced to a new furniture brand by visiting this awesome event – POST made a whole collection of furniture and decor called “Haarlem”. It give that vintage vibe, while still being modern enough to fit in with different decorating styles. I showed only a few of the items included, but you should check out the display in their cube to see everything.

My dress is by =Zenith= and while I’m wearing it here in beige, it comes in a collection of colors. It is mesh and the belt is separate, so you can resize it to fit you how you like best. I found my normal XS size a little small, so I went up a size with it. You should always try a demo with mesh clothing because every creator does it a bit differently.

With this picture you can see the print of the dress better, as well as my skin. I’m wearing a skin called Rachel by *YS&YS*, which is a brand I have worn occasionally in the past, but this skin in the Sky make-up really suit me and my mood. I feel both pretty and a bit mysterious in it. There are also other skins by this brand, so try all the demos and choose the one that suits you best. A big bonus is that you also can use the shape that was created for this skin, so if you want to look just like the promo pictures – you can!

CHIC² runs until June 24, 2012 so you have a couple more weeks to have a look and pick up the exclusive items to celebrate CHIC Management’s 2nd birthday. What are you waiting for?

Credits:

Hair: lamb, Ruby (Mesh) – Unicorn
Skin: *YS&YS*, Rachel 05 Sky
Eyes: IKON, Utopia Eyes – Deep Faerie Green
Lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes – curl
Dress: =Zenith=, (Beige) Luna Mesh Dress
Barefeet: Slink, Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Poses: STATUS, Cajsa2 and MEET
Furniture + Decor: POST, Haarlem Deco Set

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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)

Red Hot Chic

I’m doing a combination post today for the blogger’s challenge color of the week, which is red, and for items from the CHIC Limited event. I was going to do this yesterday but caught up with other things, so here we are. The dress, necklace, boots and furniture are all from the CHIC Limited event. Stop by there soon, because the event ends on February 26, 2011!

Credits:

Hair: lamb., Egomanical – Honeycomb
Skin: The Plastik, Ataciara-Elven-Muted-Cleavage-Anjou-Homicide
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis-Ivy/S
Lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl
Dress: :::LiNe:::, Nova/Red (CHIC Limited)
Necklace: Lacie Cakes, Carina Necklace (Black) (CHIC Limited)
Bracelet: je suis…, aimee::bracelet (r)
Ring: je suis…, aimee::ring (l)
Fishnet tights: Celestial Studios, Black Fishnet Tights (no longer available)
Socks: Meitreya, Moxie Over-Knees Socks
Boots: lassitude & ennui, Blinde date red (CHIC Limited)
Shape: My own.
Pose: *EverGlow*, Model424
Chair, Poof and MP3 player: {what next}, Music Is My Boyfriend Chair (CHIC Limited)

Preview Time Again

I’ve got another little post about the CHIC Limited event that begins tomorrow (February 12, 2011) with the theme of Anti-Valentine. I thought I’d do this “staying in with my cat” look that is still pretty damn fabulous…you don’t need a date on some commercial “holiday” to be fierce! The furniture is by Cheeky Pea and is texture change so it will fit a bunch of decor styles.

I decided that a semi-cutesy look would work, so my hair from RAW HOUSE, undies from Somnia and shoes by Peqe were all chosen in coordinating colors, and they are all available at CHIC Limited! There are so many fine items that it was hard to choose. The hair has color-changing streaks so I was able to pick that cotton-candy shade of pink. The undies come in 4 packs, with white or black backgrounds and colored polka-dots or the reverse of a colored base with either black or white dots. And the shoes…well they are one of 2 versions available to complement a matching outfit. The other pair and dress will be up in another post. Stay tuned!

Credits:

Hair: RAW HOUSE, Evelyn Razorbangs [Oak] (CHIC Limited)
Skin: Glam Affair, Eva – Natural – V.Day Gift (group gift)
Eyes: LeLutka, Ellis – Cocoa
Lashes: LeLutka, 2011 lashes/curl and Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Undies: Somnia, Freakin’ Dotty {Black Reverse} {Hot Pink} (CHIC Limited)
Shoes: Peqe, G Wedge Anti-Fierce-V (CHIC Limited)
Shape: My own.
Chair, table and pet bed: Cheeky Pea, Doris’ Night In (CHIC Limited)

Holiday Time Already?

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I can’t believe Christmas and the end of the year is nearly here! I still have so much to get done, but I wanted to quickly show you all some times I got over the last couple weeks. Starting with the Holiday Bench from Awesome Blossom which you can pick up for only L$ 149 and seats 6 with cute poses (includes wreath and texture-change pillows)!

Then to what I’m wearing! The top with one puffed sleeve and micro-belt is from fri.day and is called the Rhapsody.Tunic. It comes in 10 color combinations for L$ 150 each or L$ 1000 for all of them! My cute little shearling-lined boots are from *BOOM* and are available in a massive 20 colors for only L$ 90 each!

I’ve got to run and get more things done, ta-ta for now!

Credits:

Antlers: Prim & Pixel, Holiday Antlers Gift “Let It Snow” (gift item)
Hair: fri.day, Cassidy – Moody Brown
Skin: *JeSyLiLo*, :::Xmas:::*LightSkin*J2(Makeup)*
Eyes: Ibanez, SmoothGlow Eyes – Gold Nugget
Lashes: Iris’ Eyelash Tattoo
Earrings: ::je suis::, tente::forest::earring
Top with belt: fri.day, Rhapsody.Tunic – Pale.September
Jeans: Decoy, Inferno 88 – Dark Denim
Boots: *BOOM*, Button Boot (wheat)
Shape: My own.
Bench with poses: Awesome Blossom, Holiday Bench