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Easy Living~

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I love today’s look so much, I’ve been running around in it for days, and its become my quick, go-to casual outfit for the warmer weather. I built the look around this terrific new-ish top from Sn@tch. It has a lot of interesting detail, but is oh-so-easy to wear. This one can easily be dressed up or down. I went more casual with my newest favorite jeans from {mon tissu}, and my favorite cowboy boots from J’s. The pieces that just finished off this casual look are the necklace and bracelet from Miel … recently a FLF special. Not only are they gorgeously made — but the alphabet beads are customizable with a super-easy to use HUD.

I’ve been busy lately landscaping and setting up a new house. In a quest to do more location shooting, I ventured as far as the beach. This absolutely fabulous rock jetty behind me is a marketplace find — 10L for a copy/mod rock jetty, and extra palms and rocks to help blend it into your landscape. There are right and left versions of the jetty — I used them together to create a lovely little cove — I’ll show you the whole thing another time. If you enjoy living on the ocean, and especially if you have a place to add some off-sim decor — definitely check this out.

Hair: Truth ~ Sarita ~ champagne
Skin: Laqroki ~ Pearl
Eyes: Laqroki ~ dazzling grey
Tattoo: Khush ~ owned
Top: Sn@tch ~ Rita top in Aqua
Jeans: {mon tissu} ~ Denim-LouLou ~Light 1
Necklace & Bracelet: Miel ~ friendo
Ring: EarthStones ~ Dark Devotion Bridal Set ~ garnet
Boots: J’s ~ western boots ~ dark brown
Poses: PoseAnywhere HUD 2.0; Reel Expression ~ Sassy V2
Location: private home; rock jetty by Q Creations; blue water by J&B Designs

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June 12, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 2 Comments

Embracing Summer~~

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Hello my friends! June always signals summer to me… the world moves at a different pace… and its a great time to spruce up your summer wardrobe!! One of the things that always says casual summer to me — clamdiggers and wedge sandals!

The clamdiggers and cute shirt are both from a set by Sn@tch. I was feeling kinda pink today, but, as always with Sn@tch, the package contains several different vibrant colors, plus a pair of white pants — all for an insanely low price. I love this set because it is very mix-and-matchable — you can mix and match colors in the set, and you can mix each piece with other parts of your wardrobe. I know I’ll be wearing these a lot this summer!

I want to mention my hair from Truth. This is not the latest release, but I love, love, love it! Its become a wardrobe staple for me. I love the wavy curls that move just enough … its just the right length to work with any clothing and movement (without doing weird things in your shoulders and chest, or sticking out at weird angles — you know what i mean)… and it works for casual and dressier occasions.

Happy summer!

Hair: Truth
Skin: Laqroki
Eyes: Laqroki
Outfit: Sn@tch
Shoes: Pixel Mode
Necklace: Magpie
Ring: Earthstones
Poses: flowey; reel expressions; poseur (sorry! can’t remember which was which in this set)

June 2, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

New Skin from Tuli ~ Sara

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I have a super-quick post to show you the amazing new skin from Tuli … Sara! I love this skin like I love all of Tuli’s skins… every new release is my new favorite. I’m especially loving the options she’s including in her packs… eyebrows, eyelashes, freckles, and lipsticks on the tattoo layer — I love being able to combine my own preferred look. I also want to take this closeup as an opportunity to show you some new eyes I’ve been interested in taking a closer look at … from Insufferable Dastard (ID). I’m really enjoying some of their interesting effects and colors — this is the dilated eye (reflection version). I’m looking forward to trying a few more of these.

Skin: Tuli ~ Sara ~ sunkissed (with black eyelashes and freckle tattoos)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Hair: Truth ~ Alison (tinted)

April 15, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Color Challenge: Week 17 Electric Lime (Yes — I’m behind)

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(apologies in advance if this gets duplicated on any of the feeds.. i’m trying to get both my blogs syndicated, but am not sure they are quite yet)

Well, my friends — it has been a roller-coaster month for me … so I have a little catching up to do! Most of this is old news, but I hope you enjoy the pretty picture anyway 🙂

A couple of the newer things to mention — first, this gorgeous newish skin from Belleza. Melissa was pre-released at the skin fair in February… this is the group gift… and I believe that the full line is now out at the store. I’m a huge fan of all Belleza skins, and love this one as well. And — I might mention that its well worth your while to join the Belleza group… they’ve been releasing a gift skin with every new skin release. Frankly… it would be worth it even if you re-joined every time a new skin came out (there is a join fee).

I love, love these pants from Sn@tch … especially the little detail down the side seam. Sn@tch also has a capri design along these lines that I also love… and if I’m not mistaken, there’s a pair of those at Fab Free Headquarters!

I have to mention these fantastic eyes from Kitty Cattery. You can buy a whole set of cat-like eyes in colors to match your actual KittyCats cats’ eyes! How cool is that!! And who even cares if you don’t have a matching cat… they are some cool color eyes, including prims that allow you to have some of the very popular two-colored eyes.

Last, but not least (and no…. i’m not going to have a cat in every single picture from now on, I promise)… the cat is a special edition cat from KittyCats… offered in March. The cat is no longer available at the KittyCats store, but you can find them on the secondary market. If you are looking for a unique pet — this might be the one for you! If you don’t know where to find such cats, or need to know more info. on how to enjoy one as a pet (rather than a breeding machine) … get in touch with me and I’ll point you in the right direction 🙂

Hair: elikatira
Skin: Belleza ~ Melissa (group gift)
Top: Tuli
Pants: Sn@tch
Socks: Boom
Shoes: Magi Take
Antlers: Illusory (March group gift)
Eyes: KittyCattery
Jewelry: Magpie
Cat: KittyCats – special ltd ed. leprecat
Poses: Marukin, Imperial Elegance

April 14, 2011 Posted by | fashion | Leave a comment

Color Challenge: Week 16 Teal — and KittyCatS <3

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A few of you probably knew this was coming this week… I couldn’t resist using my teal cat for this photo! (I have on teal-ish eyes and eye makeup, too). I actually have two things to talk with you about….

I’m wearing the gorgeous new Zoe skin from Tuli. You can find her at the Skin Fair — and she is just wonderful, and what you would expect from Tuli. Tuli has really embraced the tattoo layer makeups and such — and gives us tons of options. The skins come with a bare version, and eye makeup versions. Additional options on the tattoo layer are brows (yay! multiple reddish choices!!), eyelashes (in different colors), freckles, cleavage, and lipsticks!! I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate being able to combine things the way I like them best. As for the rest — Tuli’s skins are always beautifully drawn. Pick up a demo and try them for yourself!

And … yes — I have fallen hook, line, and sinker into the world of the adorable new breedables, KittyCatS. I never envisioned myself getting into breedables… and I’m not even a cat person in RL … but everything about this venture has drawn me in… from the excellent product, to the fabulous community of breedable/cat people. I expect to talk some more about this fascinating SL avocation… but to give you a head start, if your interest is piqued … check out this terrific review by Aywren Sojourner, and check out the official KittyCatS website. The cat you see with me in the pictures, is a limited Valentine edition cat — no longer available in the store, tho’ you might find them on the secondary market. She’s going to breed my first little kitten sometime today, and I’m beyond excited! Its the little things 🙂

Hair: Truth
Skin: Tuli ~ Zoe (Skin Fair)
Lipstick & Freckles: Tuli
Eyes: Miriel (no longer available)
Cat: KittyCatS

February 25, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | 1 Comment

Color Challenge: Week 15 Red

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Red is one of my colors … and I’ve been waiting for a chance to show off this wonderful (not so new) piece from Vextra Messing. Vextra really does some wonderful, wonderful work… and I love her latex. And, anything with a buckle on it is tops in my book!

I don’t have to tell you about these boots… but… just… perfection. If you’re going to bother… just get the fatpack.

Hair: Truth
Skin: LaQ
Outfit: Vexed — Vextra Messing
Boots: Gos
Bracelets: Sweet Poison
Eyes: LAQ
Poses: Poseur

February 18, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Color Challenge: Week 14 Black

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Last night, I did my first hostessing gig at a fantastic little jazz/blues/classic rock club, The House of the Rising Sun. If you are every looking for a super-fun, laid-back, friendly club atmosphere… this is the place~ I’m there on Thursday nights, 8-10pm … so come by and ask for Kieve — I’ll take care of you!

I was looking for just the right dress for my debut… and this terrific little black dress from The Plastik just fit the bill. With just a few accessories, and these amazing new-ish shoes from Pixel Mode… I was ready to hit the dance floor.

In this picture, I’m standing in the amazingly well-done skybox, new from reBourne, Little Africa. As always… the texturing and craftsmanship from Danny reBourne are just unbelievable. You really need to go visit the demo and see it for yourself. I also have to take a moment here and appreciate the great customer service I received from reBourne. A small question came up for me when I was setting up my skybox, and Danny responded quickly, with a lovely and warm friendliness… and didn’t once scoff at my ignorance. For me… that is the currency of SL … and Danny earned a loyal customer.

Hair: Truth
Skin: Laq
Eyes: Laq
Dress: The Plastik
Jewelry: Primalot
Shoes: Pixel Mode
Poses: Torridwear
Location: Skybox ~ Little Africa ~ reBourne

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February 11, 2011 Posted by | fashion, Home & Garden | 3 Comments

Color Challenge: Week 13 Emerald

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I’ve been watching for a color I wanted to do a lingerie post for… and this turned out to be one of them. I’m wearing the fantastic Jolene set from Blowpop. Just like everything from Blowpop… this set is beautifully crafted, and always a go-to piece in my wardrobe. I have the entire color range for this set, and was delighted to find there was a vibrant emerald.

Hair: Elikatira
Skin: Belleza ~ Erika (group gift)
Lashes: Mozz (tattoo layer)
Lingerie: Blowpop
Stockings: Blowpop
Boots: Slink
Cuffs: Bondage Witch Project
Earrings & Necklace: Magpie
Pose: Striking Poses

February 4, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Color Challenge: Week 12 Taupe

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This is going to be a quick post, as I’m on my way out of town for the weekend … for some great fun, lots of chocolate, and much soul re-charging. I’m wearing the gorgeous newest release from Belleza … Erika. I love trying out as many skins as I can afford, but there are a few tried-and-true that I can count on always working for me… and Belleza is one of them. These skins have a great belly button (yes — that’s important to me… i show it a lot!), and lovely fingernails. I’ve always enjoyed the face on Belleza skins… especially the full lips). Go try out a demo if you haven’t already — and you’ll have to check to see if you can still pick up the group gift skin (fee required to join the group, but so incredibly worth it!)

Hair: Truth
Skin: Belleza ~ Erika (grp gift)
Freckles: Stellar (tattoo layer)
Eyelashes: Mozz (tattoo layer)
Eyes: Shine ~ Silent Lucidity ~ Gasoline
Top: Sn@tch
Shorts: Decoy
Armbands & Gloves: PBI (no longer available)
Stockings: Vextra Messing
Boots: Gos
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

January 28, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment

Color Challenge: Week 11 Indigo

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This week, I think I had exactly one thing in my inventory that was actually labeled “indigo” — and it was these terrific pants from Fear & Clothing! I was delighted to get a chance to wear my blue boots from Shiny Things. I really don’t get to wear this pair too often, ’cause, as you can see, it can be hard to match with other blues.

For actual newness in this picture — I’m wearing the newly-released Claire skin from Tuli. I’m in love with this great face! This isn’t the only new release Tuli has out currrently — so be sure to go by and check out all the demos. And in case you haven’t gotten the word yet — Tuli has gifted her VIP group with a big tattoo layer set of good stuff. Check your notices if you missed it.

Just for fun this week — I’ve temporarily marked down the necklace that I’m wearing in the picture (to 40L), and have set out free earrings to match. Find them both at Magpie. This is a limited time offer, so hurry on down!

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Hair: Elikatira
Skin: Tuli ~ Claire
Rosy Cheeks: Tuli ~ tattoo layer
Freckles: Stellar ~ tattoo layer
Eyes: Shine ~ Silent Lucidity ~ Gasoline
Sweat Jacket: Sn@tch
Sweater: Somnia (fka Dreams)
Tank: Jane (free; intrinsic tank)
Pants w/ Belt: Fear & Clothing
Boots: Shiny Things
Jewelry: Magpie
Poses: Marukin

January 21, 2011 Posted by | fashion, MV-SL-Fashion | Leave a comment