Losing my way but finding myself

What do I have in mind, Petit Chat

Where are the days going? Sometimes they days, weeks and months slip by it feels like I am losing my balance. I can’t believe we are mid way through September and already at the final day of Penumbra Fashion Week. I wanted to leave you with another stunning piece of art from Trinity Yazimoto of Petit Chat.  Again using one of her unique artworks she elevates a dress of simple lines into fashion that speaks of art and life . You can view the  Wandering Alone collection by Trinity here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinityyazimoto/11355323016/in/photostream/lightbox/.

Wren by Tameless

This eyecatching hairstyle is Wren from Tameless, combining fine wisps with a bold flick of hair one one side and a buzz cut on the other certainly adds movement and drama. I chose to stick with a bold black but you should check out the full range of colour huds at Tameless.

Megan, Orage Creations

For the other photos I used the region windlight settings at the fantastic Black Kite sim, but I swapped back to my usual Nam’s Optimal Skin and Prim to shoot a close up of this skin I picked up at Orage Creations. Sadly this is yet another store that is closing up after years of bringing clothing and skins to SL. My very first skin was from Orage Creations as a gift from a friend, so I wanted to return and buy one more before it closes up within the week. The discount for items is 50% and the newer skins , like I am wearing do have appliers included for Lolas, whilst appliers for Slink hands/ feet available for purchase separately along with Lush and Azz appliers.

Another thing about this picture above I like how this light managed to capture the sheen on the ribbon, yay for clothing with materials ability.

Off to find my bliss

Details:
Skin: Megan cappuccino , [orage]- closing sale on this week – SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Orage%20Creations/183/124/25
Hair: Wren, Tameless with buzzed hair tattoo at Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreyfus/184/162/1504
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Leonine, IKON
Clothing: what do I have in mind …dress, Petit Chat @ Penumbra http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zanze%20two/128/172/53
Shoes: Summer Breeze Flips in Orange, ( wear with Slink high feet) , PurpleMoon Creations
Makeup: Fire Fox – Flame, [Gauze]
Luscious Lips Tattoo Layer Sexy Orange 5, Oceanne’s
Extras: Slink high feet and casual hands with polish from *pulcino* ( current hunt prize)
Poses : Balanced CnS e-motion 1st photo
Terra design – 2nd photo
Ma Vie
Location: Black Kite SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Black%20Kite/136/145/21

The Socialite

socialite whitepink from NSP Florals

This gorgeous floral enhanced outfit named The Socialite comes not surprisingly from NSp Florals, not surprising because the floral details are perfect and the styling is spot on, classy and timeless. To me this is the perfect end of Summer party dress,or Spring wedding guest outfit especially in this colour, though of course it comes in a range of colours. I have a collection of photos to show off different details of my outfit so scroll through and I hope you enjoy.

Hibiscus details

First up lets take a closer look at this hat, a large shade giving hat which is generously decorated with the same hibiscus flowers and delicate metal leaves as the dress, the hat sits at a slight angle to give you some mystery but not completely hide you from view, unless you take the photo that way on purpose.

 

Hair hud options

Often with hats in SL people find it difficult to get just the right style to fit, Norena has taken care of that as this hat comes with it’s own hair attached a lovely soft bob with gentle waves to add interest. As you can see the hud covers a range of colours so you have plenty to choose from.

socialite whitepink, view from behind

I love the way the dress is simple in style but livened up not just through the floral piece on the hip but also the cut out sections both in the front and back. Check out these great shoes too.. now these are the same ones that I wore in my last post but at least this time you can see them !

Urbana shoes from Hucci

Hucci regularly releases shoes designed for wearing with Slink feet and these Urbana ones give you a little peek of those gorgeous toes through the clear panels. Exciting news about these shoes is that as well as being introduced at a special low price you actually receive 2 pairs of shoes- one for wearing with Slink high feet and one for wearing with the Mesh Project feet.

Melissa, WoW Skins

To finish off a close up of this soft skin that was the perfect complement for my look, this was one of the shades of the Melissa skin from WoW Skins that I recently bogged as part of the 24 Squared event.

Details:
Skin: Melissa Milk, .::WoW Skins::.( was an exclusive @ 24 Squared)
Hair: part of hat included in The Socialite outfit
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Iron , IKON
Clothing: The Socialite, white / pink , NSP Florals
Shoes: Urbana Pump – Cognac (SLink), Hucci
Extras: Slink high feet and casual hands
Poses: Manifeste
Location: The Church at – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Lefevre%20Mansion/223/73/22

 

 

Dinner for two.. where are you?

dinner for two

I wandered around SL a little seeking out a lovely dinner spot and came across this outdoor seating area at the Brunel Hall Hotel and Restaurant ( I will include a SLurl below details). It is set in a steampunk environment and has quite a classic rich feel to the furnishings. I played a little with the lighting to get a late in the say warmth with soft shadows. As an unexpected birthday combined rezz day gift my friend Vicky gifted me the LumiPro hud, I am still getting used to the different settings and will need to gain some knowledge about how to use the different buttons. But already I am appreciating the ability to add a subtle lighting useful to highlight my face and shoulders without overpowering the environment.

Madridr, coral, mother of pearl, gold, Zuri Rayna Jewelry

 

Although my hairstyle does hide my earrings better than I would like for this shot I really like the lustrous glow of the pearls and the shine to the gold and coral beads. The Madrid set is a recent release at Zuri Rayna Jewelry and as per usual group members wearing their tag get a 25% discount when purchasing this from the single vendors on the first floor. ALSO the group is celebrating 3,000 members and Zuri has made available a stunning Moss Agate version of this set as a group gift.. plus for 1L you can purchase a matching Moss Agate bracelet from the Sarah range, as these sets both feature beautiful large circular shaped stones they are a beautiful match.

Before I drop down to the details I wanted to mention a sale, a sad closing sale which I have to confess sent me into a spending spree. Tulip is shutting up shop and has a 50% off sale, this lasts until October. If you haven’t been in store before I suggest you make the most of this opportunity to check out the casuals, separates, Slink compatible footwear AND don’t forget to head outside where the hairstyles are set up, yes everything is included – except gacha items which are scattered around and set at 50L a play anyway.

Details:
Skin: Grace C88 Med 2 Br, -Belleza-
Hair: Elena, tulip.- SALE on now http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lucrecia%20Island/115/107/29
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Iron , IKON
Clothing: Bandage Dress (Brick), tulip. SALE
Jewelry: Madrid set, includes Necklace and Earrings- Coral/MP/Gold, Zuri Rayna Jewelry http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Shoes: Urbana Pump – Cognac ( Slink version) Hucci
Extras: Slink high feet and casual hands with [LOVE STORY] polish from *pulcino*

Location : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Academy%20of%20Industry/43/79/108

The beauty of art in fashion

Love at first sight, Petit Chat @ Penumbra

Petit Chat will be part of the Penumbra FashionWeek Autumn-Winter running from 09/13/14 till 09/21/14. If you haven’t experienced clothing from this unique store this is an ideal opportunity to check out a sample, as
for this event, Petit Chat ArtFashion brings 8 new exclusive items. All created from  artworks by owner Trinity Yazimoto.The original digital artwork is part of her  current exhibition at her own gallery (Petit Chat gallery).
You can see it here as well : https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinityyazimoto/12716343134/

I was able to request two items to blog and first up is the Love at First Sight outfit, comprising of the art detailed fitted corset, short skirt, thigh high boots , cute little bolero and a great steam punk themed top hat to finish the look. I slipped on my usual size and found no adjustments needed, I went off to a fantastic sim to explore different windlights and how the materials would respond. I ended up settling on using the region windlight for all my final shots.

Skin from 7 deadly s{k}ins

My skin is one I recently picked up while exploring the “garage sale” area  on the top floor of 7 Deadly S{k}ins. At the moment this store is FREE to join, a great opportunity to check out the range of skins if you have never done so before.

Mela, EMO-tions

Released recently at EMO-tions is this great braided hairstyle with soft strands escaping to frame your face. I really like the way that you can see that the braid that has slipped forward over your shoulder is slightly loose as if you have been adventuring all day and your hair is starting to slide free from the braids. If you want to explore the same environment grab the SLurl below the details, or better yet grab the SLurl to Penumbra Fashion Week.

PENUMBRA AW14 FASHION WEEK LOGO

Details:
Skin: Maria Magdalena V1 DEF, 7 Deadly S{k}ins
Hair::. * MELA*, .:EMO-tions:.
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Iron , IKON
Clothing: Love at the first sight, Petit Chat @ Penumbra http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zanze%20two/128/172/53

Business class

A classy business act

I absolutely fell in love with these black and gold shoes from 22769 [femme] when I saw them at The Metallic Fair, I grabbed up a pair when I saw they were named Serenity, how could I resist right? I also felt the same way when I saw this classic black suit from Purple Moon which is at the Rock Your Rack event. If that event hasn’t finished I think it must be down to it’s last 24 hours.

Zibska, Kellini and 22769 [bauwerk]

Continuing in the theme of black and gold I picked up this classy little dress from Kelini, I really like the detailing the variations at the neckline, small splits at the hemline and the way the gold panels guide your eyes down the top and around giving a lovely break visually that is very flattering.

real evil watch and shoes from 22769 [bauwerk]

I was able to request some blogger samples when I visited the Jewelry Fair before it opened and was thrilled when I unpacked the box from RealEvil.  Above I am wearing the Lux Viva watch and although I chose to go with a classic simple gold appearance you can customise it using a hud to choose from a range of colours for different sections of the watch. I have never got into wearing watches in SL though even after this Jewelry Fair I know this is one beautiful accessory that will be adorning my wrist more in the future.

LUX Mia set,RealEvil @ Jewelry Fair

In this picture I decided to include a picture of the hud that is included in the Lux Mia set, again from RealEvil. The linked circles of this set give a solid focus that mirrors the the beautiful gold buttons on the jacket, although gold is an option on the hud I wanted to avoid a too matched look and so selected a bright red. There is a lovely lightness to the gems as they appear to glitter and shine as you can see on the hud you can customise this set quite a lot by choosing different metals as well as different gem colours.

I will drop the SLurl to the Jewelry Fair below the details, and recommend you go and check out this event. The are a lot of well known as well as some “new faces” on the jewelry scene so it is very exciting to pick out and pick up a few new pieces to enhance your wardrobe. Also as you wander around keep your eye out for gifts and dollarbies that some stores have placed for visitors, on top of the event exclusives this just adds even more of a shine to the enjoyment of such a glittering event.

Details:
Skin: MIA ~BlackLabel~ PA RED MEB, [PXL]
Hair: Hathaway hair – Dark Brown 2,~Tableau Vivant~
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Denim, IKON
Clothing: on left- Amore Dress Size , Kelini
Sima ~ Hat, Zibska
on right-Adele suit in black mesh , RYR exclusive, PM (PurpleMoon Creations)

Jewelry: on left- LUX Viva Watch, **RE** RealEvil @ Jewelry Fair 2014
Cubic Necklace Gold, 22769 ~ [accessories]
on right – LUX Mia set, **RE**, RealEvil @ Jewelry Fair 2014

Shoes: Serenity Heels – gold/black, 22769 ~ [femme]
Extras: Slink mid feet and casual hands
Poses: Alea, *ED* Eternal Dream Poses
Windlight: [NB] Alpine-skinlight RGB

SLurl to : Jewelry Fair 2014- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slumber%20Land/127/124/25

A kaleidoscope of colours

RYR_002 comp

It’s already down to the last couple days of the Rock Your Rack Event.( Sept 1st- midnight on Sept 15th). In my picture today I had a wonderful time spinning around to show off the full effect of the Leafy Lady gowns that are from Poet’s Heart. The middle colour, Tropic,  is the RYR exclusive with all profits of that colour going to  charity, and a very worthwhile cause too.

 

Rock Your Rack 2014 Official AD

Excerpt from Press release:

” Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

This year’s event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides free mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need.

The 2014 event is on three sims and involves 64 designers including 7 Platinum Sponsors: Barely Legal Couture, Delirium Style, Legal Insanity, Liv Glam, Lybra, Mute. , and {ZOZ}. Along with these designers, 10 Live Musical Artists, and 13 DJs will provide entertainment throughout the two week long Event.”

 

Details:

In the picture I am wearing three shades of the Essences skin Tila which are available at the new round of TDRFusion, no appliers are included with these super low priced skins so you will need to head instore if you haven’t got the new EVO range of appliers.

My hairstyles left to right are:  Alari, black, EMO-tions, Windblown 7, EMO-tions and Pick up lines, Exile.

The poses I used are from Poet’s Heart and are their prize for the 10L hunt at the RYR event, includes 6 poses specifically designed for using with Leafy Lady- what a great prize for using with a range of outfits. All proceeds from the hunt also go to charity.

SLurl to Rock Your Rack Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CSW%20Island/215/178/4001

From this moment

Irena wedding gown, MAAI

Irena wedding gown, side view, MAAI

*ARACNEpearl tiara tiara and set, TDO

 

Details:
Skin: Rose – Desert Rose 02 G, -Glam Affair – ( part of a 2 pack of skins for current FLF)
Hair: Upshaw Hair – Sidebangs (B) – Equinox, ~Tableau Vivant~ ( @ current C88)
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Iron, IKON – NEW
Gown: Irena , wedding gown, MAAI ( includes fitmesh gloves with pose hud) and LTA
Jewelry: *ARACNEpearl tiara, and set. TdO- Terra d’ombrA- @ Jewelry Fair 2014 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Slumber%20Land/127/124/25
Shoes: Urbana Pump – Moonglow , Hucci – NEW
Extras: Slink high feet
Poses:Misty, Morgane Batista Poses
Windlight: CalWL
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Primary/207/225/22