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Grim~

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As our thoughts turn to October, and all the images that conjures up, I wanted to share this amazing outfit from Bare Rose. Altho’ I’m no longer surprised, I’m still amazed at the quality workmanship that goes into the wonderfully affordable sets at Bare Rose. This one captured my attention with the intricate detail — you really must click thru and look at the biggest size on my flickr stream to really appreciate all the little details of the fabric and the accessories. As usual, I’m not even wearing all the many pieces that are included in the package — and you have two other color options as well (I’m wearing the brown version).

To top off this outfit, I chose this vibrant hair from Deviant Kitties — an updo with some extra oomph. I was first introduced to Deviant Kitties at the Hair Fair, and I’ve fallen in love with this fiery color.

Dress & other accessories: Bare Rose ~Grim ~brown
Boots: Shiny Things ~ruffle boots ~black
Earrings: Talisman ~barbed wire earrings
Skin: Tuli ~S5 light ~glam 3
Hair: Deviant Kitties ~sash ~fire
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: AnaLu

September 30, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Rockberry – Megan Skin & SALE!

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This is the gorgeous new Megan skin from Heather Beebe at RockBerry. I’m a huge fan of Heather’s — as much for her integrity and perseverance as for her beautiful skins. I also very much appreciate that Heather offers her skins at bargain prices (as far as skins go!). And now — it gets even better. RockBerry is having a big sale in preparation for a new skin release. All skin sets [6 skins] are available this week only for $400. This is a phenomenal skin bargain. And — if that wasn’t enough — there are 4 lucky boards and 1 lucky chair featuring the Megan skin I’m wearing here. Demos for all the skins are completely free — so you’ve got nothing to lose by checking it out!

If you want to see a few more photos of RockBerry skins, please visit my Flickr set.

Skin: RockBerry ~ Megan A Light
Hair: Kin ~naoki ~white
Eyes: Ina Centaur 2008 ~silver (from the hunt that I believe may still be going on!)
Sweater: artilleri ~Oslo sweater
Earrings: Persona
Poses: Reel Expressions

September 29, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Shoujo Supreme

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I am thrilled beyond words to tell you that I won an award for the photo I blogged about here. It was great fun participating in a project at least partially defined by someone else:) I enjoyed my Shoujo skin so much, I thought I’d bring her out again to play this weekend. She’s wearing another hair fair purchase — this cute side ponytail by Aoharu — in cyber-pink no less! I think she’s got a little bit of a girly superhero look going on here ๐Ÿ™‚

The two-piece dress I’m wearing is by Nizar Redstar, of Supreme Clothing. Nizar’s store is relatively new in SL, and features asian inspired pieces. She also has some freebies you might want to check out. NIzar is a lovely woman, very open to feedback. I’ve already had the pleasure of watching her skills improve — and wish her continued good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

And, finally, I can’t leave without mentioning these wonderful boots from ETD. These were released sometime during the summer, and I blogged them here. But, now that fall is upon us, I wanted to mention them again, as I love, love, love them — from the row of buckles, to the beautiful wedge shape of the foot. They are offered in several colors — I’m wearing the magenta ones here (but have some black ones in my closet just waiting to come out!)

Dress: Supreme Clothing
Tights: Veschiย  (tintable)
Boots: ETD ~buckle boots ~magenta
Gloves: Silent Sparrow ~obscurite (tinted)
Necklace & Bracelets: Fresh Baked Goods ~ Mahjong Bakelite Mooncake set
Belt: Kisskiss Zemlja ~tinted
Hair: Aoharu ~Rianne07a ~Cyber Pink
Skin: Fleur ~Shoujo ~Lily 6
Eyes: Miriel ~Watermelon
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

September 27, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Chardonnay

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I’ve been tremendously delinquent in blogging this, and I hope Chardonnay will forgive me!ย  The skin I’m wearing is from a newish store (mostly skins) called Chardonnay, owned by Chardonnay Diavolo. For a store that just opened at the beginning of September, Chardonnay already has a good range of skins, plus a some nice looking eyes and tattoos. And, since I visited, I think she’s already added some new skin and clothing! This girl is obviously not one to let grass grow under her feet ๐Ÿ™‚

Other things I want to note in this outfit — the beautiful Diliana dress from Raeva’s. This color was a special edition and I don’t think its available any longer — but Raeva has many other gorgeous colors of this style. The fringe on this dress is amazinging swishy — you’ve got to see it live to really appreciate it. The hair is a fun style I picked up at the Hair Fair from a designer I had not heard of before, Tickled Pink. I love a great updo — and the lighter-colored textures are really very nice.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Dress: Raevaโ€™s ~Diliana ~9/11
Sweater Shrug: LaLa FooFoo
Socks: Corduroy
Boots: Maitreya ~desert boots ~mud
Necklace & Earrings: EarthStones ~Stone Donut ~Amber
Bangles: Fishy Strawberry ~brown wood
Hair: Tickled Pink ~ Teagan ~ Tickled Pecan Blonde
Skin: Chardonnay ~Zara Make 8 โ€“ Medium 2
Eyes: Pelle: Occhi Foresta
Poses: AnaLu

September 26, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 2 Comments

Calico Creations Rocks!

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One more post with Sagan, then she’s going to rest a while! Today’s hair feature is from Calico Creations — and it is spectacular! The subtle movement of this hair has to be seen live to appreciate. You’d think in all the time I’ve haunted Silent Sparrow, I would have tried some Calico hair — but this is my first (and definitely not the last).

I also want to make a quick mention of the terrific shrug from LaLaFooFoo. Shrugs like this are an awesome wardrobe enhancer. They can turn any tank, tee, sundress, into a outfit suitable for cooler temperatures. And — they add a little style! I expect you’ll see them on me often. The shrug I’m wearing is a version I bought some time ago, but I think they’ve been updated recently, so be sure to check them out! I’ve got my eye on a set of the brighter-colored ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Tee: Magpie
Shrug: LaLa FooFoo
Pants: Sn@tch Hell Bent for Leather Pants
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui ~Reckless
Choker: edge grafica
Cuffs: Kata0nik ~Achariya Cuff
Belt: Magika ~leather bow belt
Hair: Calico Creations ~Natasha ~sterling midnight
Eyes: Miriel ~pewter ~standard
Skin: Rockberry Eva B light
Nails: Persona ~live red
Poses: LAP

September 25, 2008 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Sagan Loves Diversity & RockBerry!

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Sagan is back today with another wonderful Diversity hair. (I know the Hair Fair is over, but you can still visit your favorite creators’ stores and pick up these releases!)ย  I really love Diversity’s black hair textures — and I think that must be a very hard thing to do well. I’ve seen black blobs that have no detail and shine, and I’ve seen blacks that are really dark gray in order to show some detail. Diversity achieves a beautifully detailed, but still black, hair texture that indicates a true hair master ๐Ÿ™‚

Sagan is also wearing one of my very favorite RockBerry makeups. Heather’s face makeups are one of her strengths — and this glamorous and sophisticated face is fantastic! I popped by Heather’s store just this morning to see how things were going, and encountered a HUGE mob at the lucky chair. I couldn’t even move to get into the chair when my letter came up ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Right now the lucky chair has her newest skin line — Megan. I’ll definitely be trying my luck again soon!

And, finally — I love this oufit from Battered Boudoir — very chic. And, one of the fun “surprises” was finding these fabulous shoes from Shiny Things in my inventory. I think I must have bought these in some of my very earliest days in SL, and I’m not even sure I had ever worn them. The style and color of these shoes were the perfect complement to this outfit.

Dress: Battered Boudoir ~Hipster Dress
Gloves: SWA ~dress gloves
Bracelets: Imperial Elegance (retired)
Shoes: Shiny Things ~breakneck pumps ~ black/white
Eyes: Miriel ~pewter ~standard
Hair: Diversity Hair ~Kinka ~Black
Skin: Rockberry ~Eva D light
Poses: AnaLu

September 24, 2008 Posted by | fashion | Leave a comment

Nova

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I’m getting a little behind on my blogging here! I’m still digging thru Hair Fair purchases, and saving my money for the Jewelry Expo next month! In this picture, Sagan is showing of the fabulous Nova hairstyle from Diversity. This is some of the best fluffy hair I’ve seen! You’ll need to try a demo to see the beautiful movement on these layers.

I kept the outfit simple — building around one of my first, and favorite, dresses from Artilleri. The silhouette on this dress is fabulous. Paired with the bomber jacket, it’s a great casual look — with just a little edge from the hair and the goth mary janes from Unique Needs.

Dress – artilleri ~vicky dress
Jacket – VG ~Metallic Bomber in White Gold
Shoes – Unique Needs ~Death Dolly Goth Mary Jane
Eyes – Miriel ~pewter, standard
Skin – Rockberry ~Eva E Light
Hair ~ Diversity Hair ~ Nova
Necklace and Bracelet – artilleri
Poses: Imperial Elegance

September 23, 2008 Posted by | fashion | Leave a comment

Crash Couture

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I was in a carefree mood this morning, and looking for something young and cute to wear. Crash Couture was just the thing! Crash Couture is a relatively new clothing company on the scene, owned by BrookeMaree GossipGirl (also relatively new to SL). Most of Brooke’s clothing is for women, but she has a small range of men’s T-shirts, and is hoping to expand that line.ย  Perhaps the most developed area of Crash Couture’s line is the range of cute tees, like the one I’m wearing above. The texturing is very nicely done, and I think the shading and wrinkles are especially nice. I paired the shirt with one of Brooke’s punk rock skirts. This skirt comes with two prim options — I’m wearing the A-line. I absolutely adore this skirt, and the shape is beautiful. These are super-fun clothes that I know I’ll reach for again and again. I’m only showing you a small sample of Crash Couture’s offerings — be sure to check out the whole range at Brooke’s store.

To accessorize this look, I couldn’t resist the festival backpack, headphones, and wellies from Rezzable. These are so cute, and completely free! I’m not sure how long they will be around, so be sure to pick up your set if you haven’t already.

Shirt & Skirt: Crash Couture
Backpack, Headphones, Boots: Free Festival Pack from Rezzable
Earrings: Talisman
Bracelets: My own — free gift at Magpie
Hair: Draconic Kiss ~SuzyQ ~nutmeg
Skin: Tuli ~natural freckles
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end
Poses: Juicy

September 18, 2008 Posted by | fashion | Leave a comment

Show Off Shoujo!

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I’ve been a fan of Fleur since my earliest days in SL, and have acquired quite a collection! The skins are beautiful, and a great value (especially if you take advantage of sales like the one currently going on for the Vivant skins that are being retired!) Fleur has been running a Flickr photo contest for some weeks now, and every week I think I’m going to enter, but… This week was a contest for one of my favorites, Shoujo. And, since I’ve been working on a special shape for Shoujo — I finally got it together, and this is my entry in the contest.

This photo is all about a beautiful fantasy. I chose the ethereal Lily tone of the Shoujo skin, watermelon eyes from Miriel, and a dark pink hair from Truth. The icing on the beautiful cake is this stunning new dress from Schadenfreude. The shapes and detailing on this dress are so incredible that I felt any other accessories would just be superfluous

Skin: Fleur ~Shoujo ~Lily 6
Hair: Truth
Eyes:
Miriel ~watermelon
Dress: Schadenfreude
Styling & Photography: Nissa Nightfire (background from Unique Needs photo garden)

September 12, 2008 Posted by | fashion | 2 Comments

Schoolboy Charm

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I had a thought in the back of my mind that I ought to do a “back to school” look (before Christmas break), and what evolved is a kind of schoolboy look — a perfect complement for this wonderful new short hair from Curio. I absolutely fell in love with the shirt from Bare Rose (look at the wonderful shading around that tie!), and Shiny Things’ new button boots (perfection, as always!) — and the rest just fell into place.

Shirt: Bare Rose ~from the Chidori Coat set
Bolero: Edge Grafica
Pants: MadeForYou ~rutiga-knickers
Stockings: Thimbles ~gray stockings
Boots: Shiny Things ~button boots
Bag: Gritty Kitty ~freshman bag
Bracelets: Fresh Baked Goods ~Greyscale Pastile Hearts Bangle
Skin: Tuli ~S5 light ~rebel 1
Hair: Curio ~in space ~natural red
Eyes: Miriel ~shallow end

September 10, 2008 Posted by | fashion | Leave a comment