HUD Of Greatness!

Yay for new gadgets and gizmos…well new to me anyways! I read about the Komrad HUD from Kari, on Berry’s blog then drooled over the Flickr group before hitting up Xtreet to make it mine!

Summer Rain

What a total timesaver, you really could just snap a shot, crop out the HUD and upload to FLickr. Are you listening Ms Winx?!!! Anyways, you get a rainy pic as Minime and I got caught in an epic summer storm yesterday evening…we were like drowned rats by the time we got home! At least in SL I can look amazing in the rain :P

Credits
Top – Mon Tissu – So Boho Blouse
Jeans – LeLutka – Caprica
Shoes – Ricielli – Oxford II

Photo Effects
Photo HUD – Kari – Komrad HUD
( the rain and water droplets I added in PS )

Pose & Props
oOo Studio – Rainy Day Interior Vignette

Part 2

I did warn there would be a part 2 to my shopping spree!!! This post has been sitting in drafts for a bit, the weather here has been so lush, that sitting inside to finish writing was not appealing to me at all. However, with so many prettys to show, I knew it was time to pull my finger out :P

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I love love this tunic from So Many Styles! From the fit, to the texture it suits me down to the ground. Although it’s long enough to be worn as a dress, with some smexy heels, I dressed it down this time with some awesome skinny jeans.

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Absolution is a new to me store, and this cute little plaid dress won me over. A quick warning though, there are no glitch pants included, the dress is on the jacket layer only. You do get 2 different lengths of skirt, and an alpha layer included if you prefer to use that instead of fiddling with sculpty modification.

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Linen pants are just so summer nights to me. Cool and comfortable after a long hard day at the beach or by the pool. I paired these ones with a stunning top from The Sea Hole, which again includes an alpha layer.

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Last but not least, the most adorable girly dress ever!! This one is from Priss. The soft pink is just beautiful and I adore the flower detailing. This brings me to the end of this particular shopping spree, my Milk Motion one is next :P

Credits
Pic 1
Top – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Asy Tunic
Jeans – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Denim Light Blue
Hair – Elikatira – Blind
Skin – Idosyncrasy – Natasha

Pic 2
Dress – Absolution @ The Circle Project – Summer Plaid Dress
Hair – Elikatira – Vivid
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

Pic 3
Top – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Elio Blouse
Pants – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Linen Pants
Shoes – Maitreya Gold – Salience
Hair – LeLutka – Inverted
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

Pic 4
Dress – Priss @ The Circle Project – Florenciana
Shoes & Stockings – Maitreya Gold – Salience
Hair – Junwave – Cecily
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha

Pose & Props
Decor – LISP Bazaar – I’m Late Set, Floor Mirror with Lanterns, Lullaby Broken Clock
Poses – KS2Cool, Maitryea

Shop Till You Drop

I’ve been so inspired lately, since making shadows work. At first the battle was getting them to show up, then it was getting settings I liked. After that it was making a kinda studio area that was open enough so that shadows still worked. Then later still it was making that area as pretty as a picture (pun intended :P) All this wittering does have a point I assure you! While wanting to make my spiffy new studio even moar spiffy, I knew it was the time to go through my huge props and poses folder and utilise some of the gorgeous stuff I had left to languish in there. It was also around this time I had a major meltdown when I realised that folder, and all of it’s contents were missing from my inv. Several fixes later and it still hasnt come back, so I was down about 50,000L’s worth in inventory and very emo to say the least.

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So off to xsteet I went and found a great free pose prop thing. That was so gorgeous I went to the main store, and perved the creators profile. That led me to The Circle Project, as the creator had a special pose scene there (to be shown at a later date!) Once that was safely filed away, it was time to clothes shop baby!! The first store I went into was pesca, and the Haori1 immediately caught my eye. I havent seen anything like it before in SL and it reminds me of something my best friend wore for years and I always wanted to nab!

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Then it was next door into The Sea Hole, where I had some kind of buying frenzy. I pretty much picked up at least one of everything that was in there, sometimes two….but we wont talk about my addictions today :P

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The perfect peasant blouse!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and soo works with a pair of flares.

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Seriously, who can resist showing off their legs with a supercute playsuit? This one comes in an array of textures, I chose the girliest one I could! I have many more purchases to show from this particular outing, but I had to split it up as I really did shop till I dropped!

Credits
Pic 1
Jacket – Pesca @ The Circle Project – Haori1
Top – Priss @ The Circle Project – Miss Spring Tank (worn without attachments)
Jeans – So Many Styles @ The Circle Project – Denim Light Blue

Pic 2
Top – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Sheer Tank and Scarf Set
Pants – The Sea Hole – @ The Circle Project – Dita Flared jean

Pic 3
Top – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Kashmir Blouse
Pants – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Dita Flared Jean

Pic 4
Playsuit – The Sea Hole @ The Circle Project – Nicosia Sun Suit

Hair & Skin
worn throughout
Hair – Kin – Cricket
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha Natural Base

Poses & Props
Screen – What Next – So Boho Dressing Screen Pose Prop
Mannequin – What Next – Paperdoll Mannequin
(Huge thanks to Winter for being an absolute legend and redelivering an Xstreet purchase that got lost in the ether!!!)
Bird Frame – LISP – Mint Frame
Typewriter & Suitcase – M.Fox (not available anymore)

Now That I’m Settled

So I’ve had builders in, or rather I’ve been sitting around waiting for the builders to show up. In Aus, I always knew whoever was doing work on my house, because 9 times out of 10, it was one of the boys from our group of friends or someone they knew. So, there was never any let downs or not showing up, even if it was just to change a lightbulb for me (I are the small :P) Having only just moved back to London, I’m dealing with unknown entities, like Excuses Builder, Not Showing Up Builder, and my all time fave Completely Full Of Bollocks Builder :) So I’ve gotten rather behind on my blogging, and this is my first catch up post.

I based this look around the most amazing necklace from my favorite jewelery maker of all time. Get yourself to P/A and check out the newness. I loved this store back when it was called kiki’s Closet, I had never understood the point of SL Jewelery until then. And seeing as we had our first snow in London yesterday, I felt the need to layer my avatar, much as my rl self is layered. Starting with a tank from Fri.day, with a classic white shirt over it from Apple May and some awesome jeans from SK Designs.

The beautiful jacket is an old 50L friday treasure from a few weeks ago courtesy of Niniko. It has multiple attachment points, which is such a bonus, especially when wearing jewelry or other attachments. And on that note, it’s back to PS I go, to process the 45675986759687 pictures I should have done already by now :P Ash Out.

Credits
Hair
Lamb
Skin
Idiosyncrasy Justice
Fanfucking Amazing Necklace
Peturb Action
Jacket
Niniko
Tank
Fri.day
Shirt
Apple May Designs
Jeans
SK Designs
Boots
Surf Co

Heart & Sole

Another flurry of packing, a quick skim of the feed (I actually got no further than Dakota in a kilt *swoon*), a 4am testing of a posestand and here I am! I actually took these pics last week sometime, but I’m so easily sidetracked atm. I’m also nearly 48 hours without smoking, my doctor is stoked, me not so much. I have thusfar had a killer headache, nausea and dizzy spells. I’m using the E-cig to help me quit, so I’ve lowered my cartridge to the low nicotine version to help combat the dizzy.

A few months back, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Bijoux Lefavre from Heart & Sole. I fell in love with her shoes, and her philosophy of being a designer in SL. Great shoes, which are so easy to tint to your skin tone at a very very affordable price. So affordable in fact, I think I bought every pair of boots this lady has ever made, on a single visit to her store. I’m also showing something that had me tickled pink, a necklace from Silent Sparrow. Hya makes me happy, and Hya jewelery makes me even happier.

Morrigan from The Black Canary also makes me very happy, his creativity has me in awe everytime I speak to him and mostly I’d like to shrink him down to mini size so I could pocket him and carry him round the grid :P I love the effortless flowing between genders in all his creations, Justice is a die hard fan of Morri’s boy ensembles and carries them really well. I like both, and mix alot of the more girly tops with masculine pants. Shown here with another pair of shoes from Heart & Sole, for a feminine touch. Back to packing now then off to get my whirlwind of a daughter from school. Ash Out.

Credits
Pic 1
Top
Ohmai
Jeans
Miseria
Shoes
Heart & Sole
Necklace
Silent Sparrow
Hair
LeLutka
Skin
Idiosyncrasy (unreleased)
Pic 2
Outfit
The Black Canary
Shoe
Heart & Sole
Hair
Gurl6
Skin
Idiosyncrasy (unreleased)

Brrr

At a time of year when I would usually be hitting the beach, and complaining about the unbearable heat, I am instead wearing 43698745684567 layers of clothing and unable to move my fingers properly cos I’m so sodding cold. This English weather is gonna take some getting used to, and Winter hasnt even started properly yet.

So in honour of my freezing my real ass off, I thought I would show off the scrummy warm clothes my av has been wearing for the last couple of days. The look started with the awesome new cardigan from Bare Rose, Usakko. You get blue,brown,green,grey and pink in the pack, insane value, and it’s so warm and cuddly looking!

Of course the perfect hair was one of my all time faves from Mirai Style, Fuka. The hat is texture change so you get loads of options, I dont think it left my head for very long last winter :P Aaaaaaaaand the shoes. Sasy had tp’d me to a store months ago called HOC. My vivid memory from that trip was the ridiculously cheap price of all the shoes. My runners, 16 colour change, 40L. Mhmm, that was no typo. For a small selection of the wicked creations you’ll find at HOC, check out their booth at the Footwear Expo. Or you could do an Ash, go to the main store, and buy the lot. Ash out.

Credits
Hair
Mirai Style
Cardigan
Bare Rose
Jeans
Torridwear
Shoes
HOC
Skin
Idiosyncrasy Justice Is A Snow Bunny (custom I made for a photo Justice was doing, not for sale)

Silent Sparrow

I haz the flu, for the second time in 3 weeks, bloody London and it’s stoopid weather! However, nothing could stop me doing this post as it’s about my very favorite store in SL. Silent Sparrow has long been a store I love, ever since I got a Halloween outfit there in ’07. My “Not So White Wedding” outfit remains in my inv to this day, which cannot be said of alot of purchases I made that year. In fact, piece for piece, my Silent Sparrow folder is the largest, unashamedly so :P

The Sprocket suit in Ash was one I didn’t actually own yet, but being a boy this week gave me the perfect opportunity to scoop it up and take it home.

The Ryou suit in Dove is a gorgeous suit, for either guys or girls. I also wanted to show it for the departure colour wise from Hya’s usual offerings. It really is spectacular, and I would have bought it for the pants alone, deadset perfect in every way.

And I couldn’t let Halloween go by without some blood. The Aconite suit is one I first saw on Ms Ach, and I wanted it soooo bad. Justice ended up buying it for me, as my account was having an epic cannot buy lindens phase, which seems to happen about once a year. The blood isn’t overdone, I love the bandages….all of em. I wanted to wear a tuff boy skin, so I chose my Inflict scrummyness. This particular one was a gift a few months ago, to celebrate the launch of the range, it’s a tad darker than I would usually go for, but works wonderfully for this post. These are some seriously stunning skins, Jussy flipped when she saw that at the Skin/Shape expo, and I spent hours standing in that booth just staring! Ok, entirely enough talking from me, go buy shit :P Ash out.

Credits
Clothes
Silent Sparrow
Boots
J’s
Skin
Inflict
Hair
Abyss