Advice, Events, Fashion

Jump!

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I decided to post a classic mix-and-match look. So much of the time on this blog, I show great items available at the latest events. While that is all well and good, I have read in articles that a variety of fashion is appreciated. Only one of the items in this post is recent. The rest of it is a mix of mesh and prim. That is a point I would like to make. In my opinion, it would be a mistake to completely throw out system clothing, prim items and even sculpt pieces in favor of going completely mesh. I love mesh, but the reason for keeping other pieces? Because mesh has a habit of not layer well on top of other items from the same material. A small example of this is the belt I am wearing in this photo. It is a resizable prim belt, and therefore, I was able to make it large enough to fit over the pants and sit in exactly the right place under the edge of the shirt. My only caveat to this is that I believe the system/prim/sculpt pieces we do keep in our inventories should be of very high quality and impeccable textures. Anything less, go ahead and throw out!

On another note, I consider this outfit to be more adventurous than fits with my normal style. Truthfully, I play it safe more often than not. But this time, the pants inspired me to play around with color. Usually I stick to 3 colors per outfit for the ease of styling and coordination. However, I wanted to step out of the box with these autumn hues and I encourage every stylist and model to do the same. In the end, it’s likely going to look very sophisticated. I have already had many compliments on this ensemble. It has been saved in my inventory as a favorite outfit.

Top: G Field – Sleeveless Top
Belt: Lelutka – Mi Vida Belt
Pants: Part of the “Click” outfit from Lyrical B!zarre Templates
Hair: Rowne – Freja
Bracelet: Finesmith – Nina
Earrings: LaGyo – Anantha
Shoes: Glamistry – Ramonda (animal print version)

Events, Fashion, Free

Nautica

Nautica

Bikini: Amarelo Manga – Bikini Guriri (available at Designer Circle until July 5th)
Necklace and earrings: Finesmith – Julius
Sunglasses: Amarelo Manga – Sunglasses Rhamona (found at Designer Circle)
Top: Ison – Summer Long Vest (found at Summerfest’14)
Hat: Amarelo Manga – Summer hat (found at Designer Circle)
Bag: Amerie – Clear Clutch (free group gift at Creation.jp)
Hair and pose: Argrace – Akane

Events, Fashion

Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue

Today marks the grand open of the much anticipated event called Rhapsody. Pixicat has a dress designed specifically for the “metal” theme. This corresponds with the section of the event set-up where you will find her stall as the designers have been grouped into genres. As accessories to this amazing dress, you will find a bag and arm bracelets available. I am showing the bag here, which is very badass with its glistening silver spikes. There are multiple pattern options for the skirt portion of the dress. You can choose from roots, ombre, flat or shiny. For this photo, I decided on shiny since it’s a texture I don’t wear enough! It’s also the type of texture that in my opinion is hard to create, but of course Areve has done it wonderfully.

My other accessories are a beautiful recent release from Finesmith called Late Bloomer. All the pieces are delicate yet dramatic. You will turn heads everywhere. I’ve already had multiple people staring at these jewelry items throughout today. Also, you need some quality footwear with any ensemble, so I’m wearing the Manhattan shoes from Essenz.

Dress: Pixicat – The Dark Dress (available at Rhapsody)
Bag: Pixicat – The Dark Totebag (available at Rhapsody)
Headpiece, bracelet and ring: Finesmith – Late Bloomer
Hair: Truth – Candy
Shoes: Essenz – Manhattan (available at Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Pose: Vestige – Claudia 7 (available at Fi*Friday)

Events, Fashion, Free

Sassy Friday

Sassy Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Anyone out there pining for a serious beach day? I definitely want some time by the water, but sadly I come from a land-locked part of the country. Second Life is wonderful for experiencing all the things we might miss.

For one day only, Fifty Linden Friday, the WideCropTop in Aztec is available at Pixicat. If you recently bought her bathing suit from Summerfest (you can see it in this post), then you will have already been exposed to her Aztec prints. This is my favorite pattern that she has produced so far. It goes without saying that all the patterns she has are of the highest quality and there is guaranteed to be something that speaks to you.

Also today I’m wearing an entire Midbar set from Finesmith. You will have seen me wearing the bracelet before. The best part about this set (outside of the fact that it makes a statement) is that you can change the gems, metals and materials to match the outfit you’re wearing. In that way, it never looks the same twice. It’s an especially good time to stop by Finesmith right now because the Muse Festival is in progress. There is a sale AND hunt going on as well as several group gifts available. The hunt lasts until July 1st. As an aside, if you take a look at the images in the store, you might spot one that I did! It is such an honor that Yula chose to display it. All in all, there is a lot to see and buy at the store right now.

TGIF!

Shirt: Pixicat – WideCropTop (only available today for Fifty Linden Friday)
Bottoms: Pixicat – Swimsuit (found at Summerfest)
Jewelry set: Finesmith – Midbar
Hair: Magika – Meadow
Pose: Overlow
Makeup: Zibska – Herve (group gift)

Events, Fashion, Sales

A Tuesday at the Beach

A Tuesday at the Beach

OK, everyone needs to visit Summerfest RIGHT NOW to pick up this amazing bathing suit from Pixicat. The Aztec-like prints in particular really spoke to me. It was difficult choosing exactly which I would show, but I think the purple looks great with my skin and hair colors. There is literally any pattern or color you could image from stripes and solids to florals and pineapples. This is a great investment because you can change it up all the time or even mix-and-match suits! Also today I’m showing several of the items from the new round of Cosmopolitan Sale Room. The hair and nails will be available for the next two weeks, but the sunglasses are only available today because they are part of Hello Tuesday. They come as part of a larger outfit, so you can get a major bang for your buck. There are other great designers like LivGlam, Promagic and Finesmith, all which offer exquisite items again and again.

Bathing suit: Pixicat – Swimsuit (found at Summerfest’14)
Bracelet: Finesmith – Midbar (part of larger set)
Sunglasses: Modamia – Sun Glasses (available as part of outfit for Hello Tuesday)
Nail applier: ZOZ – Tiffany (found at Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Hair: Damselfly – Brandell (found at Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Pose: Infiniti – Handy 3

View the larger image on flickr.

This is my last entry for the week. I hope to have something for you this Sunday! Also, please don’t forget, but once I reach 300 tumblr followers, I will release a slink add-on. There is still time to submit your request!

Events, Fashion, Free

Watch Me Fly

Watch Me Fly

Going against the grain is what it means to be chic. The name of the LivGlam outfit (dress and shirt) I’m showing today is “Watch Me Fly.” It has three solid colors to choose from in the HUD and three vastly different skirt patterns. Any chance I get, I will forever blog the leopard print. In addition, it comes with the top that you can see underneath. If you want to add some spice to your life, there’s always the option of wearing it without. LivGlam has lots of vendors set-up outside the main store full of great specials for 55 Thursday. I have a sneaky suspicion the items will be available for a few extra days. Nonetheless, don’t waste any time going over there! For this week, LivGlam is the main event sponsor. It truly is an extra special celebration over at the store. If you’re a frequent customer then you haven’t seen anything like this in a while.

The outfit just so happens to pair nicely with this mask from Finesmith that is decorated with silky feathers. This week begun the new round of Cosmopolitan Sale Room, and that’s where you’ll find this beautiful accessory. Everything is under 100L.

Dress: LivGlam – Watch me fly Dress (special for 55 Thursday)
Mask: Finesmith – Cosmic – black (found at Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Purse: Faun – Hato Shoulder Bag (found at The Chapter Four)
Pose: Vestige Poses (free group gift – slightly modded by me)
Hair: Lelutka – Lumen (free group gift)

Events, Fashion

Time for Cocktails

Time for Cocktails

More Arcade items as well as some new releases!

A special announcement: I have 54 followers on this blog and 270 followers on my tumblr. When I reach 300 followers on tumblr, I will release a SLink compatible free gift for everyone! Feel free to comment here and let me know what you’d like to see as an add-on. I’m open to suggestions. My idea is also to release another item once I reach 100 followers on this wordpress blog.

Dress: Snowpaws – Soyeux Cocktail Dress – coal
Hair: Truth Hair – Sakura 1 side (found at The Arcade)
Phone: The Sugar Garden – Keitai Smart Phone – Beary san red (found at The Arcade)
Bag: Milk Motion – Small Bucket Bag – ethnic (found at The Arcade)
Necklace: Finesmith – Winter
Shoes: Essenz – Geneva (found at The Cosmopolitan Sale Room – round ends tomorrow!)
Pose: Focus Poses – Runway 4

Fashion, Sales

This is not the end, my friend

This is not the end, my friend

So many new goodies for Hello Tuesday, Cosmopolitan Sale Room and one of my favorite brands. The shirt (which I’m wearing like a dress – tres chic) is the item for Hello Tuesday available from Poute, a brand which always produces beautiful silk-like items. If you like the headpiece, it’s another part of the Coming Up Roses set from Buttery Toast. The ring, necklace and bracelets have been the items from past rounds of Cosmopolitan Sale Room. My purse today is a hot-off-the-presses original mesh item from The Horror. The Pill Purse comes in multiple colors and it fit so perfectly into this ensemble. It’s a summer must-have item.

Shirt: Poute – One Shoulder Top (for Hello Tuesday)
Purse: The Horror – Pill Purse – chill
Jewelry: Finesmith – Roxanne
Headpiece: Buttery Toast – Coming Up Roses Headpiece (for Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Hair: Elikatira – Reva
Nail appliers: ZOZ – Glitter Candy Silver Polish (for Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Pose: mine

Events, Fashion, Sales

Catch Me at Dawn

Catch Me at Dawn

Being away on vacation is putting a damper on my blogging, but I’m trying! There were several great things available for Fifty Linden Friday, so I went crazy as usual. Homestuff is a slow-onset obsession for me right now, so I had to get the decorations from Kalopsia and What Next. The items will be available for a few more hours at least, so high-tail it over to the individual stores. In this look there are also items for Cosmopolitan Sale Room and FashionART. The latter event continues through tomorrow. Cosmopolitan Sale Room began their most recent round on Monday. As always, there are many designers participating, including some of my favorites like Finesmith.

Dress: Legal Insanity – Phoebe Panier Dress (found at FashionART)
Hair flowers: Finesmith – Bouquet (found at the current round of Cosmopolitan Sale Room)
Shoes: Pixicat – Geisha Shoes (only available today for Fifty Linden Friday – come in flat and slink versions together in the package)
Bracelet: Wimey – Scholarly Bracelet (only available for Fifty Linden Friday)
Pose: Vestige Poses – Duality 1
Lanterns: What Next – Hanging Lanterns (only available for Fifty Linden Friday)
Planters: Kalopsia – Hanging Planter (only available for Fifty Linden Friday – the two come together in the package)