Don’t Dilly Dally

I got some time to myself today while minime had a playdate with her best friend. Whoever invented playdates should be sainted I reckon!! They should be called sanity dates, but I digress :P

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Today I’m wearing the new release from Dilly Dolls, a store I fell in love with, thanks to Sileny when she joined Freestyle. Bennie is a beautiful dress that could be dressed up with a pair of heels, or grunged up, as I did with a pair of stompers.

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Speaking of stompers, mine are the shit! They’re from HOC Industries, and cant be beaten for price and value for money. I went completely right click-buy happy when I first found this store, as did Jussy when I dragged her over there! I dare you to go to the main store and not buy everything in sight!

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My accessories are from Bird Next Door, a place Newdoll turned me on to. I also picked up an amazing flower eye patch, but I’m still working out how to shoot it to do it the most justice. My beautifully ripped fishnets are from my favie ballet outfit courtesy of Fishy Strawberry. Gotta love the disheveled prom queen look!

Credits
Dress – Dilly DollsBennie
Fishnets – Fishy StrawberrySwan Lake (part of a set)
Boots – HOC Industries Knee Boots
Cuffs and Blindfold – Bird Next Door
Skin – IdiosyncrasyNatasha
Hair – LeLutkaSJ

Quickie

It’s half term here already, so minime is driving me batty and making me laugh all at the same time! Speaking of time, mine’s kinda limited so this is a super quick quickie.

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Another post featuring old and new faves, the shoes being the new part! Fatpacking the newest release from G Field is a must for an array of gorgeous colours to match any mood. The top and skirt are my “go to” staples that I have worn again and again over the years. Enjoy!

Credits
Top – Indi DesignsBrianna
Skirt – PlastikSkiinah
Shoes – G FieldOpen Boots
Hair – LeLutkaBiggest
Skin – IdiosyncrasyNatasha

Because I like the name of the store!

This is my second summer in the UK, and inevitably I end up longing for Bondi Beach, coffee at Curious Cafe, salads at No Names and picnics at Tamarama. There isnt a cafe lifestyle here, and I really miss taking minime for a baby cino and always finding someone to chat with. It’s around about this time that I find myself drawn to stores in SL that remind me of home, if not with their content, with their name. Tram is one such store.

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Such gorgeous, whimsical clothes, all slouchy socks scuffed knee cuteness. The Piping Shirt and Necktie remind me of spending a long day at work, then coming home and leaving a clothing trail down the hallway to the bedroom. My first shot captures Ash halfway through that process :P

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This cardigan is the perfect cover up for chilly spring/summer nights. There are great texture choices, all very resonably priced. The shorts are from Kitties Lair and omg are they sexy. Get the pack and you’ll see what I mean!

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The hair is a lovely group gift from Tram (other gorgeous styles are upstairs in the store). My skin is Natasha – Hayfever. Red nose from blowing it, and rosey cheeked from catching the sun. It was my Skin and Shape Expo skin, but I may put it out at a reduced price if theres enough demand for it. Also, check out my store for a couple of awesome photo filter skins, sepia and black & white. I’ve set them out for 10L, so grab em if you didnt get a chance to get them from the expo.

Credits
Pic 1
Dress/Shirt – Tram – Piping Shirt
Tie – Tram – Necktie
Shoes – Maitreya – Allue Sock
Hair – Tram – A330 Hair
Skins – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha Hayfever

Pic 2
Jacket – Tram – Collar Long Shirt
Tank – Dumpster – Ribbed Tank (part of the Jean Shorts and Tank set) The owner is taking an sl break, and I cant find the store inworld.
Shorts – Kitties Lair – Santa Monica Torn Hotpants
Shoes – Maitreya – Allue Sock
Hair – Tram – A330 Hair
Skins – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha Hayfever

Shadow Play

Yes, yes, I’m totally late to the shadow party, and to viewer 2. I’ve staunchly refused to even look at viewer 2 after being completely petrified when trying a very early version of it. You know the one, it put you in clothes you had deleted months ago, fucked up your inv beyond all recognition and left you ghosted for hours. But, having been tantalised by both Newdoll‘s and Sasy‘s photo streams, I knew it was time to bite the bullet. I dont do well with change at all, I emoed and whined till 1am my time, while Mel and Sasy held my hand through various crashes, viewer changes and driver updates. I’m quite sure Mel only came into our skype chat cos Sasy was sekretly begging him to rescue her from the crazy that was me :P We discovered that Kirstens totally doesnt work for my setup, but viewer 2 did, and beautifully too. It’s gonna take me quite some fiddling until I find settings I’m in love with, but for now, Berry’s windlight setting for shadows and the LL default sky have given me the best results.

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I’m wearing the latest release from Kouse’s Sanctum, a store I’ve loved for years, and blogged to pieces when I wrote for Freestyle. The Suzie dress is a gorgeous, retro print summer dress that can be worn 2 ways. I’m showing the shorter skirt version.

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Wedges are the shoe for the warmer months, and they come in every style you can dream of. One of my favorites from the Shoe Expo was Kookie‘s take on this popular shoe. I like that theyre very easy to match to my skin and they arent full bright. Normally I dont care about full bright or not, but since I’ve been trying to do shadow shots, I’ve found that shadows do not like full bright at all, which rules out another pair of shoes (for this post) I wanted to show as well.

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Weeee, shadows on my face, of the goodly kind!!! Which settings do you love when shooting shadows? And has using shadows made your blogging harder or easier?

Credits
Dress – Kouse’s SanctumSuzie
Shoes – KookieYannis @ Shoe Expo
Hair – LelutkaRain
Skin – IdiosyncrasyNatasha
Poses – Maitreya

Favorites

I have a pretty spectacular inventory, after over 4 years inworld and a pretty hardcore shopping addiction I really love the pieces of SL history I’ve accumulated along the way. I’m feeling nostalgic as once again Inventory Episode has hit a milestone. My little blog is 3 years old, and although it’s been terribly neglected for the best part of a year, I do love it so. To celebrate, I thought I would show just a couple of my favorite things from the last 3 years, new and old favorites.

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In 2009, LeLutka put on a huge and quite incredible fashion show, Fashion Experiment. I was lucky enough to be invited, though due to timezone bullfuckery I couldnt attend. I did spend up a storm though, totally falling in love with all the pieces from that release. Two years later, these releases still hold their own, showing just how ahead of itself as a brand LeLutka was back then. I love the structure of the dresses, the sexiness of the pants, and of course, the military feel of the Postal jacket still rocks my world! Shown above is Raven, that I have beautifuly accessorised with the amazing Harness Gag from VR Foundry. Another product ahead of it’s time, an award winner in ’06, it’s the gag other BDSM aficionados base their own on (albeit surreptitiously…bad bad copy botters). This gag can match any outfit and any avatar as it has the nifty advantage of being modifiable, something Vivian feels very strongly about. As for the features…I’ll let you road test those yourselves :P

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Postal shown above, ticks all the boxes for me. Pairing them with the Mithra pants was a no brainer, stunning leather, gorgeous fit, and knee pads!!! It also gave me a chance to slip into the beautiful platform pumps from J’s. They are perfection, from the blood red sole to the shape of the platform, love love them. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorites as much as I have enjoyed wearing them!

Credits
Gag – VR Foundry Harness Gag
Hair – LaqUpdo
Skin & Blonde Hair Base – Idiosyncrasy Natasha
Dress – LelutkaRaven
Jacket – LelutkaPostal
Pants and knee pads – LelutkaMithra
Boots – SlinkWhitney
Shoes – J’sPlatform Pumps

HAIR FAIR 2011 FLICKR CONTEST UPDATE

Read on for an updated list of prize donators!!

Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Contest

Below is a list of some of the incredible stores who will be donating prizes for this years Hair Fair Flickr Contest, with prizes being added daily.
Action
Catawa
Cynful
ChiChickie
DCNY
Discord Designs
Emo-tions
Enigma
Hairoin
Idiosyncrasy
Kmadd
LeLutka
L+N Signature
Magoa
Milestone Creations
MOOD
Nikita Fride
Rezispa Loc
Rock Candy
Sysy’s
Tekeli-li
TenFifteen
Tutti Fruitti
Vanity hair
VR Studio
W Winx

If you would like to donate a prize, please contact me, Ashia Tomsen in world via notecard stating the prize you would like to donate and your LM. You dont have to be a hair designer to donate a prize…we dont discriminate! To donate a prize you only need to fill in the info on a notecard to Ashia Tomsen, listing what you will provide to the winner once the contest is over. The winners will then contact you to receive their prizes after the event, no items need be passsed prior to that, other than a notecard with the intent to give.

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Goth1c0

I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who had a gothy/punk faze when they first came to SL. Back when I started all those years ago, there was only one place that catered to all your dark needs, and that was Goth1c0. I wore their spike cuffs for 2 years straight, and stomped around in the biggest boots on the grid looking menacing and taking no prisoners. It’s a store that holds a dear place in my heart, and I’m sure lots of ’06/’07 babies feel the same. It was an absolute joy to me to rediscover this awesome store the other day.

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The Rusher outfit is decostructed gorgeousness held together by a beautiful posture collar. It also comes with garters, undies, 2 options for the leather sleeve and shoulder pad and a whole lotta sass! It does not however come with pasties, but as I have 5468745867839 different kinds of pasties in my inventory that wasnt a problem for me!

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The Militia dress is nipped and tucked in all the right places and appeals to my love of military apparel. The stockings are so detailed, I just adore them…not least for the fact that fishnet is a tough nut to crack in SL! My skin is Natasha, by moi. As the Skin and Shape expo is closing today, Natasha will now be available at my main store at the Deck. Look out for the notice when it’s all set and ready to go!

Credits
Hair – Lelutka Inverted
Skin – Idiosyncrasy Natasha
Boots – Slink Whitney
Outifts – Got1c0 The Rusher & The Milicia Dress
Pasties – LG Femme Souvenir From Japan
Poses – Maitreya