Not too many words today, it’s 5am, this post has been sitting in drafts for the best part of a week, and the pics have been languishing in private on my flickr. Bad Ash is bad.
I’m not generally a gown type of girl, although when I first joined SL, there always seemed to be a party to get dressed up for…not so much now. However, this spectacular dress by Leezu for the Ch1c event begged me to buy it.
It also gave me a chance to break out some of my incredible Mandala jewelery. A huge portion of my Mandala folder came to me via Sasy as a christmas present in ’09. We oohed and ahhhed over that store, the vendor ads alone had me deadset drooling. I’m wearing the Lotus set, and they suit the dress so perfectly. Ok, no more talky now, gotta grab an hour’s sleep before minime wakes up!
Dress – Leezu @ Ch1c Birthday – Sonate Gown
Necklace & Bracelet – Mandala – Lotus necklace, Loutus Chain Bracelet,
Hair – Boon – QPT129 Hair
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha
Poses & Props
Stage w/poses – Tableau Vivant – Breaking Apart
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
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.
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!
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!
Dress – Dilly Dolls – Bennie
Fishnets – Fishy Strawberry – Swan Lake (part of a set)
Boots – HOC Industries Knee Boots
Cuffs and Blindfold – Bird Next Door
Skin – Idiosyncrasy – Natasha
Hair – LeLutka – SJ
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.
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.
Fanfucking Amazing Necklace
Apple May Designs
Sometimes shopping is the awesome in more ways than one. The other day, while hairwhoring round the grid, I bumped into Saretta Tedeschi, manager of Beauty Avatar. It was nice to actually see her in the flesh rather than conversing via IM. Anyhoo, she asked me to take a look at the new collection the girls had released, which I’m sure I had a card about, somewhere in my inv, but group notices if I even get them do tend to get buried.
So I have 3 very different looks for you, and I even pulled out my super special, limited edtition shape from Silouhette (which is no longer avail but gotta give Carissa props for it :P) The first dress is Zae, and I love the structured, military feel of it. To soften it just the tinyest, I added my brand spanking new earrings from Uzuri. So new in fact, Bella burnt my ears off when she handed them over, they were that hot off the press.
I’m such a huge fan of babydolls in SL. I used to wear them all the time in RL until Mini Ash came along, then they reminded me of being pregnant so they found their way to the back of my wardrobe, never to be seen again. But thats the beauty of fashion in world, you can wear all sorts of stuff you wouldn’t/couldn’t in RL. This particular one is Carola, and it’s devine. The skirt is shorter than short though, so do be warned :P
This last look is my fave, not least for the irony of me wearing earmuffs and a teeny tiny bodysuit! Fiona comes in an array of colours to suit all tastes, the white just felt the most dramatic to me. The hair shown is our new love from Boon, that I wasn’t sure I liked at first, but it’s certainly grown on me. Now I’m off to go back to waiting for the postman to deliver my brand new E-Cigs (love you Ivey) Ash Out.
Zeta light-04-Beauty Avatar
Pushed And Shoved-VW
Soho Boots-black suede-Maitreya
Carola Red-Beauty Avatar
Prestige Boots Red-Bax
Daria light 6-Beauty Avatar
Daria Light 9-Beauty Avatar
Fiona Bodysuit White-Beauty Avatar
So I figured I’d knock out a few posts to take my mind off the revolting weekend. As a break from Skinfair posts, I thought I’d show you some of the retail therapy I did to cheer myself up. It was an expensive weekend in more ways than one :P
I’ve got newness from Nyte ‘N’ Day in the form of the super cute Lijn dress in red. I love that the texturing makes you feel all cosy, while still sexy. I’m also showing off a new shape, Delyn Nelly, after meeting Linka Demina and her love, both of whom had on the best afros I’ve seen in ages. The lashes are also from Glow Studios, as are the earrings. Shock horror, me accessorising! The hair Dylan is from Maitreya, and the fat pack begged me to buy, swear.
The beautiful top is Bloom in grey from Nyte ‘N’ Day, I’m showing it with the awesome harem pants from Uzuri, they really are happy pants. We loves our happy pants in Australia, I wish I was home, I do miss it terribly. Ash Out.
Lijn-Nyte & Day
Shape, earrings and lashes
Bloom-Nyte & Day
Skin and hair worn throughout
Justice charity SKin
Idiosyncrasy (only avail at Skinfair)
Once upon a time, there was a group of fresh faced sl-ers, back when clubs and dancing in sl were the shit. We all hosted or DJ’d at various clubs round the grid, making money to pay for uploads (in my case) or practicing torturing prims, in the case of Anuitka Barthelmess and Zara Yip. Back when Voodoo was the place to be, Zara managed the club, Annuitka and I hosted, Jester and Karr DJ’d, and Kenlee was the long suffering PR type person.
What a difference nearly 3 years makes. We’ve all moved on to do the things we love, and you can really tell Anuitka loves what she does. Kraftika has gone from strength to strength. You will find some gorgeous pieces at the store and at the Jewelery Fair. The stunning necklace 133 is a standout for me, it’s the perfect statement piece for that special occasion.
The bangles are out of this world. You have a million choices of stacks, colours, thickness. I chose the 304 bracelets for this post, I just love them. The ring, unfortunately can’t be bought. Anu made it for me years ago, as practice, and it’s something I really hold dear. Just putting it on reminds me of those first days in our SL, and reminds me that there are eleventy twelve billion reasons I have stayed, and most of those reasons have to do with the people. Ash Out.
Kraftika-NO 133 Necklace, NO 304 Bracelets, Ashia’s Golden Ring (not for sale)
Idiosyncrasy-Lucy Makeup 4 Sunkissed