The Year In Retrospect

Retrospective

It’s been a wild ride, this year. SL has been the constant when RL was all over the place. My amazing friends, the incredible designers I have had the honour to showcase, and my little blog, that I thought no-one would read. Thank you to my amazing ladies, I love you all an impossible amount. Thank you to the boys in our crew who know when to turn their mics off and let us chicks go for it and who are more fashion than they let on :P
Thank you to all the designers who have trusted me with their beautiful creations, I can’t wait to see what 2010 brings from you guys. And lastly, thank you to anyone that has dropped by to have a read, or just look at the pictures here. Happy New year everyone. Ash Out.

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Take A Bow

Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Lights are low, the curtains down
There’s no one here
There’s no one here, there’s no one in the crowd
Say your lines but do you feel them
Do you mean what you say when there’s no one around
Watching you, watching me, one lonely star
One lonely star you don’t know who you are

Make them laugh, it comes so easy
When you get to the part
Where you’re breaking my heart
Hide behind your smile, all the world loves a clown
Just make ’em smile the whole world loves a clown
Wish you well, I cannot stay
You deserve an award for the role that you played
No more masquerade, you’re one lonely star
One lonely star and you don’t know who you are

All the world is a stage
And everyone has their part
But how was I to know which way the story’d go
How was I to know you’d break
You’d break my heart

Credits
Words
Madonna
Skin
Cupcakes (Halloween skin, no longer avail?)
Pic 1 & 2
Hair
Gurl6
Clothes & Hat
Dollita @ DU3
Pic 3
Hair
Fri.day
Hat
Schadenfreude
Jacket
Madsy @ DU3
Top
Scribble @ DU3
Skirt
Veschi @ DU3
Pic 4
Hair
Paper Couture (sim closed atm)
Top & Posture Collar
Scribble @ DU3

The Show Must Go On

The Show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking,
My make-up may be flaking,
But my smile, still, stays on

The Show must go on Yeah
The Show must go on
I’ll face it with a grin
I’m never giving in
On with the show

I’ll top the bill
I’ll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the,
On with the show!

Credits
Words
Freddy Mercury
Clothes
Twosome & Dada @ DUIII
Hair
Atomic
Skin
Ti’ko (old gift)

Love, Actually

Every Christmas, I watch Love Actually and have a really good happy cry. Being a single mum means being a superhero, and mostly badass, cos I dont have the luxury of saying “wait till your father gets home” My watching of this movie, and letting myself get immersed for 2 hours every year has become something of a ritual for me. I have been spoilt rotten both in sl and rl this year, it being my first Christmas with my family for 14 years, and Mini Ash’s first family Christmas ever.

I’m showing some of the sl gifts I was so lucky to receive. It must be hard to buy for our group, knowing that not only are we hardcore shoppers, but also cos we blog, we already have a shiltload of stuff. We somehow muddled through (le sigh :P) and got each other some great gifts. We have all been rocking the nails from Mandala, I blame that Whimsy and her accessories addiction, it’s starting to rub off on me. After seeing the vendors ads on the feed a few months ago and getting sidetracked searching for one of the poses used, I had forgotten it was a store I wanted to check out. So when we landed there and I saw what is prob my fave sl ad of all time I squeed. The pieces are so beautiful and well made, you’ll want to own them all. The jacket is a terrible generous group gift from Muism, that our Sileny rocked so epicly on FS, theres a guys and girls version, so hurry and grab it before it poofs from notices. The dress is from a new to me store LP Designs. It’s the perfect mini dress and you could totally throw some leggings or jeans under it to dress it down.

Once upon a time, I had a folder full of clothes from Viva La Glam, it has vanished into the ether, but the store hasnt. And lucky you, theres a wee sale going on too, till January. I got loads while I was there, but was sad to see old stock wasnt out, cos I would have re-bought everything I lost. I had the best jeans, overalls and dresses……wah! Anyhoo, enough whining from me, I have to get ready for family xmas part 2, The Revenge Of The Evil Brother :p Ash Out.

Credits
Skin
Belleza
Pic 1
Jacket
Muism
Dress
LP Designs
Nails/rings
Mandala
Hair
Fri.day
Pic 2
Hair
Mr Sigmund
Dress
VG
Scarf
VG
Bracelets/rings/nails
Mandala

Harajukubox

Harajukubox has some great events throughout the year, including the awesometasttic skinfair. Christmas is of course the perfect excuse for some revelry and some great bargains., in the form of the My Faire Winter event from the 17th-28th December.

This first outfit is the offering from Acid & Mala, one of Justice’s favorite strores. The jacket is just incredible and fit perfectly, straight out the box. There are 2 girls outfits you can purchase, I got both cos I couldn’t decide between them :P The boots are courtesy of Sasy. After spending a ridonculous amount of time rl trying to find Docs in mini Ash’s size, we then all spent a ridonculous amount of time in sl looking for knee high Docs. The ones shown here from GOS are the perfect ankle/mid calf versions, depending on how you wear them.

It was actually this outfit from Riddle that had me running to the sim to buy all colours, ps please do a fatpack!!! It really is the cutest sweater dress/jacket combo, the texturing is so adorable. The jacket has the perfect hood on the back, and comes in 59678497598 colour combos. The skin is from Belleza, I finally got around to buying me some Jesse :P Buying the line is completely the way to go, I bought 2 lines so far, no doubt I’ll go back for more. Ash Out.

Credits
Skin
Belleza
Hair
69

Pic 1
Clothes
Acid & Mala @ Harajukubox
Boots
GOS
Pic 2
Clothes
Riddle @ Harajukubox
Boots
Kookie

LeLutka

Structured, outrageous and most definately not for the faint hearted, LeLutka‘s new collection. I missed the show unfortunately, due to the Dad of one of the girls at Mini Ash’s bday party turning up 2 hours late to pick her up. The less said about that the better.

I thought I would just show my 2 favies, instead of bombarding you with everything all at once! Shown above is Guile. At first glance, it’s the perfect “garden party” ensemble, then you zoom on the hat :P I’m not sure how most girls would feel about being turned into an Arachnid hybrid, but it suits me just fine.

Panic is another heavily structured piece. I’m not wearing the complete outfit here as I wanted to show that you can mix and match for a less “fashion” look, as the base pieces work just as well as stand alones. The skin I chose was a recent purchase from The Abyss. The caucasian skins there completely missed the mark for me, the makeup was far too heavy and very early 90’s, and the mouth huge. But this one suited my av quite nicely, but fair warning, it’s an expensive exercise buying a skin there. Ash Out.

Credits
Clothes
LeLutka
Skin
Abyss

Snatch Is The Word

It was Ivey’s rezday yesterday, time really flies doesnt it. I thought it was high time I did a post on her baby,Sn@tch for this blog. I used to cover her clothes frequently on Freestyle, but by nature of the blog it was quite restrictive. Also, Ms Ivey is responsible for giving me the information and tools I needed to finally quit smoking, something for which I will be eternaly grateful. After going through my massive folder yesterday, and also going a wee bit loco picking up new stuff, I let my imagination run wild.

I have 3 completely different looks to show you, as an example of the diversity you will find at Sn@tch. Above is my chav self, you’d be surprised at the amount of chicks rocking this very look in London right now, Camden Town especially, my favie part of London. I love love the suspenders. I remember vividly dragging Justice round the grid looking for such a pair during our first few months in SL. I found some eventually, but these rock it harder IMO.

The purchase of this dress started out as a hunt for a posture collar Sasy had seen. I’m still waiting for it to be released seperately hrmph :P The Beauty Of Poison dress is amazing, I was totally chaneling Morticia with the fishtail skirt. Notice the skin? It’s a special edition from SINdecade. You can only grab it at their Harajukubox location until the 28th, so get a wriggle on.

Yus, another snow picture!!! Today, it snowed so hard that mini Ash’s last day of term was cancelled, yay! We’re gonna make a snowman later. The High Street Coat is the closest I could find to resemble my rl coat, cept my rl one is black. It’s just got such good texturing, I wanna touch it through the screen. The pants were part of a fashion show gift from early last year, I forget which, but they are available to purchase in the seperates section. Check out everything Sn@tch has to offer, there really is something for everyone, and completely bloody affordable. Oh did I mention theyre trans too? Perfect for gifties. Ash Out.

Credits
All Clothes
Sn@tch
Pic 1
Hair
Torridwear
Skin
Idiosyncrasy
Necklace
Peturb Action
Pic 2
Hair
Pididdle (part of a limited edition set no longer avaialble)
Skin
SINdecade
Pic 3
Hair
69
Skin
Idiosyncrasy (not available yet, stay tuned :P)