Tuesday, May 25, 2010



This ensemble by pixivor Allen of ALaFolie, comes with several pieces which allows for a number of different looks. I had some trouble fitting the belt, which I fixed by making my waist slimmer (and I must admit I like the willow slim look).


The hair is an interesting style from Boon and skin is new from Fashionably Dead. I used a couple of different accessories from several jewellery stores. The outfit comes with the sweater and 2 different skirt options. The shoes are included.


Pics were shot @ Blades Sanctum Land, Annamarie Eterno, which is a RP community friendly to outsiders and with Sonic the Hedgehog as their theme.

Credits: Outfit ALaFolie Graphite 800L includes Shoes, Skin Fashionably Dead (bird skin) Princess, Hair Boon FTN683 Blond, Jewellery JD (JD Design) Bracelet simple, Necklaces Dark Mouse Reversal 0f Fortune & Ticky Tacky Fly Honey – Hot Mama.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Lights are on…


Things have been a bit quiet on the blogging front but not because I haven’t been busy. There have been numerous sales, new skins (yay!!) and my inventory is overflowing with new and old things to show you. Said inventory starting to look like plant from Little Shop of Horrors…


Today I am featuring a new couple pose pack by Rogan Diesel of Dieselworks called Best Friends Forever. And I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show you my new alt. I have been fiddling with her shape and sending her to sales and cheap places to buy clothes. I did buy her one of the new Hounds of Love skins from & Bean which suits her quite well I think. I was going for a stronger less conventionally pretty look.


I bought a bevvy of new hairs for me, my girl alt and my male alt from Boon which was having a sale (I believe its over now). I have been looking for some different styles, and I’m especially happy with the male hairs (I will be showing those later). I also had to get over to Artilleri where I bought some really cute clothes as well as  guy stuff (Antonia was having a 50% off sale on red, white and blue!) I am wearing some of my Artilleri finds and my alt is wearing clothes that were all bought on the cheap from !Duh, Glam Affair (discount section) and Cupcakes bake sale. Aside from the skins nothing that I’m wearing was over 80L’s.


Besides my alt’s &bean skin, I am wearing one of Fashionably Dead’s new skins. I couldn’t resist picking up a few of those, as they are some of my favourites. So here I am waiting for the tornado I thought would come, listening to the crickets and looking at my empty wallet!


All pics were shot using Dieselworks Best Friends Forever Pose set 649L, or 199L ea. Pics shot @ Butterdish. Some of the stuff I’m wearing is older (ie older group gifts and sales).

Credits: Myself – Skin Fashionably Dead (fd) Slasher4 (bird skin), SLink Winkles Heels Bliensen&Maitai earrings, Artilleri 1st Mate Capri’s (red), Artilleri Sailorette Top (red), Tattoo Artilleri Old School, Deco Buddy Glasses (black), Hair Boon Tom245 hair (blond). Saoirse – Skin &Bean HoundsOfLove Koltrast (light), Boots !Duh Cowboy (black), !Duh Sweet Girl Piercings, !Duh cut stone corded necklace, Top [aRawra] Vintage Tankdress (black), Samsara Cupcake sale bracelet, Boon Bad980 (black).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Every Picture tells a story…


It is only recently, I have noticed that my blogs have a strong narrative or editorial feel to them. I look at an outfit and if I can see a story in that dress or pair of shoes then I just run with it and where I end up no one, not even myself knows. If I can’t see the story then I have to find one… This is probably because of how my mind works, my imagination is often in overdrive. So when I see a new outfit or I open a folder of pieces sent by a designer I often ask myself…where’s the story?…what is the visual that I associate with that piece?


This Outfit is called Bjork, by Ginevra Lancaster, and I realized that I was going for a story which would be open for interpretation.  Luckily, I found myself in an amazing group of SIMs created by Bryn Oh (and a number of other Artists of SL, more info here.), some of the most fertile creative minds in SL. The description of the SIMs stated that they are for the Worlds Exposition in Shanghai. This Machinima was filmed in the first SIM, Utopia 01, and is being shown in the Madrid pavillion of the World Expo 2010. “The Event begins May 1st and runs in Shanghi for 6 months. We will be showing Second Life Machinima of these islands measuring 4 meters each” - from Bryn Oh’s profile. I am in complete awe of this woman’s talent, she shows that we have only scratched the surface of what is possible in this Virtual world we live in…


Ginevra Lancaster makes clothes which are dramatic, dressy and stylish, with a strong visual element. Bjork (420L) was fun to work with especially with the EMO-tions hair and new VIP skin from Dutch Touch. I made myself taller and more model’y to highlight better the clothes.

Credits: Outfit by Ginevra Lancaster Bjork, Hair EMO-tions Lily Snow (also Glitter earrings free), Skin Dutch Touch Isis Cream (trueblue) VIP 500L, Shoes Maitreya Gold Shanti (silver).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lionheart Skins

 worn – Lionskins HiDef Legend Decembrice (pout) Bloodless Eyes (gold) Matching Elf ears.

One of the interesting things about skins and skinmakers in SL is that each skinner comes from a slightly different place and has different goals in mind for their skin. This is why we have such a variety and depth to the skins, make-ups and body types. It is also why I like a lot of skins, they give us the ability to create different characters with our avies and match our skins to the types of clothing we wish to wear.

Tones – Legend, Saga, Tale, Fable, Myth, Story. HiDef and backside is regular. in Decembrice (pout). Bloodless Eyes.Matching Elf ears.

I enjoy the style of Aikea Reiko (the Plastik) because she bridges the gap between Grunge, Fantasy, Urban and Roleplay. I traditionally wear lighter to sunkissed tones of skin, but I found myself falling in love with the darker shades of her new Lionheart line. Even if you tend to wear the lightest of skins I urge you to try the demo’s of the darker shades. There is a subtlety to the shades which when added to the tinted Elf ears and glowing eyes, creates an effect which is stunning. And yet I still look like myself.

Story Decembrice in Bare, Freckles, Pout and Shy. Bloodless Eyes (night).

Overall the body is well shaded and natural. My only criticism of the skin is that the breast area could be softer. The face is strong, with emphasis on the eyes. Aikea’s strengths in texturing really shine here with many non-traditional eye make-ups which are outstanding.There are also several options given for each make up, freckles, pout, shy and bare. There is a lighter and stronger Hi-Def version of each tone.


Credits: Lionheart Skins (the Plastik) 24 Make-ups at 999L ea. in 6 tones and including reg and hiDef, and 4 different facial options. Necklace *BOOM* chains of wood, Hair Simply Brittnee Madrid, 2, 3, Dress Linc* (luck Inc.) Open Buttoned Dress (taupe), !Flavour Designs Hair Blossom. (Between shooting to writing there was a loss of colour correctness when this was posted to blogger, not sure what caused it but subtlety was lost.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We Don’t need another Hero…..


But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It's fun to give these people voices.
Thomas Perry


And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time.
Frank Miller

Credits: Outfit Ripped Azreal Male 400L {R}, Hair Exile Kavar River (black) {R}, Shapes MADesigns Valien {R}, Skin Belleza Thomas Group gift (tan). Pics shot @ Duteushe Berguine. Poses By LAP (mens 50L fri) & Dieselworks (dante).

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tomorrow Never Knows

Where the cold wind blows
Tomorrow never knows
Where your sweet smile goes
Tomorrow never knows


You and me
we've been standing here,
my dear
Waiting for that time to come
Where the green grass grows
Tomorrow never knows

In the field your long hair flows
Down by the tail end of the tracks
Beneath the water tower
I carried you on my back
Over the rusted spikes
of that highway of steel


When no more thunder sounds
Where the turn goes
Tomorrow never knows
Well he who waits
for the day's riches
will be lost


In the whispering tide
Where the river flows
Tomorrow never knows    Bruce Springsteen


Rogan Diesel of DieselWorks sent me this set of Couple poses called The Hook Up. 199L per pose. 649L for the set. Afterwards I had to explain to some tourists as to why I was on my roof in my undies, they were worried I might jump. I am not sure how I would have explained these poses … I may have just ruined my stellar reputation in my neighbourhood. I doubt I’ll be receiving any more invitations to High Tea at the local branch of the Historical Society. Oh well!

Credits: SHE - Reasonable Desires Nikki Black Lingerie Group Gift {R}, Juicy Victorian Ankle Boots (cherry) {R}, Skin Dutch Touch Keira (cream) Double Trouble, Hair ILoveOlive Luani (jet black). HE – Aitui Stretched Ears, Boy tank (coal), Verge Boxer Briefs (this way), Tattoo It was freedom, MADesigns Promise Eyes (brown pale11), Hair Cheerno Simple (graffiti), Skin LAQ Daniel 01 (fair).