Don’t Adjust Your Monitors

My next challenge was set by Justice last week. We were talking about how hot we thought our boy avs are, and how sometimes it was nice to escape and not have to be “pretty”. So do it for a week, says Ms Justice. Well alrighty then!

My first stop had to be Artilleri. I absolutely love the shirts and jeans in the mens section, and it has to be the place to go if you don’t feel like wearing a cloak and sword :P There is so much focus in SL on women’s clothes, hair, skins, shoes. But Sasy and I were talking about it the other day, and the guys would spend, if there was something that really caught their attention. My besty Artie spends more time shopping than I do, granted he has an inv full of some shocking ensembles, but he also has some gold too.

I had to update my guy’s hair and skin too. I had an old Laqroki skin, Keith, that I just wasn’t feeling anymore. So off to Den-Dou I went. I demoed everything, and Ichiro was my fave. Shown here in Emo Stubble cos I loves guyliner. The hair is from Uncleweb, a store Steiner directed me to. I love a friend I can just IM with randomness, and they go with the flow!! He must be used to it by now with me, and I suppose me saying I was being a boy for a week was on the tame side of our convos! The tank is from Pofuzz, and is an L at the moment…score! There’s also a brick coloured one, so grab that too while you’re there.

This last shirt was a gift from Sasy. I seem to remember going to Junglewear years ago with hubby, on a quest for body hair of all things!! Anyhoo, apart fron the hair there a 3 floors of menswear, not bad ay. Ash Out.

Credits
Pic 1
Clothes-Artilleri
Hair-Uncleweb
Skin-Den-Dou

Pic 2
Tank-Popfuzz
Jeans-Artilleri

Pic 3
Shirt-Junglewear
Smoke-FNKY

Paradisis Newness

My cute/non emo week is drawing to a close and it’s been fun to think outside the box and try things I wouldn’t normaly.

However, Pardisis is a store I’ve blogged before, but I’ve never looked at the clothes as cute. Sexy, yes, cute not so much. But I did find some cuteness in the latest release, or it might have been released previously but I overlooked it :P The Student Top, shown here in pink, is awesome. You get 2 options on loads of layers, and I just adore the tie.

The Streets Girl outfit shown here in Rosewood, can be much sexier than I’m showing it, depending on just how daring you feel like being. You get all options, on all layers, so you could peel it all off for your significant other, just sayin!

The Pure top, in white made me chuckle, mostly cos it’s ripped to shreds and held together with pins, yet you have the word “Pure” across your pixel boobs. I do so love contradictions. Ash Out.

Credits
Clothes
Paradisis
Pants
Miel
Shoes
Pic 1-Hoorenbeek
Pic 2-Maitreya
Hair
BP
Skin
Idiosyncrasy

Ms Anya

So I’ve been having a bit of a slump lately, feeling uninspired blogging wise. It all came to a head last night with me screaming like a banshee in Sasy’s ear that I hated my inventory, hated taking pictures and hated everything. So she set me a challenge, no blood, no darkness and no emo for a week. Fast forward 12 hours, and oh how bright a new morning can be! So here’s my first non dark post, ironic considering Halloween’s coming up :P

Sharing the Blackmarket space with Ms Anya Ohmai and the girls has been a blast, and I thought it was high time to check out her main store, !Ohmai. I dragged Sasy with me so we could ooh and aah over the gorgy pieces together. Shown above is the Spun Silk gown and god it’s so pretty, floaty, and totally not something I would normally wear. But always one to take on a challenge, I’m so glad I did cos I felt like a princess and didn’t want to take it off.

The Nina sweater in absolutely stunning, and paired with the sheer leggings, it’s an awesome, comfy combo. Cos it’s freezing here in London, I’m wearing big sweaters I can layer under, so this outfit felt right at home for me.

And to finish, the super cute Puff Blouse, shown here in Lavender. I’m so loving all the pieces from Anya’s store (I think i bought it all) and I can’t wait for her to do pants, jeans and moar shorts :P Demanding asshole aint I! Ash Out.

Credits
Clothes
!Ohmai
Shoes
Kookie
Hair
Excile
Skin
Idiosyncrasy (unreleased)

You’re A Fake, Baby

I’ve been lacking in ethusiasms for blogging, but that has more to do with my emo puddle rather than the clothes on the grid. However, I saw this post by Linda and was a bit of a flutter over the shooz. Just my kind of super cute, so I had to go check out the store Fake.

I was stoked to find many quirky, very resonably priced pieces, all of which can be mixed and matched. I was also stoked to see the clothes were fun! And such a nice change for me from being a beaten, black leather wearing Ash :P

The outfit shown above I think is my fave. The button details are just so adorables, and I love love the top. I’ll be going back to get the rest of the colours.

These pinstripe pants are so awesome. The prim parts are also really cool, giving the impression of baggy wrinkledness. Now I’m off to get yet another rl tattoo, I’ll post pics here when it’s down! Have a bonus Alexander vid, cos that’s what I was listening to when I shot these pics. Ash Out.

Credits
Pic 1
Outfit
Fake-Salute Jumper Red
Shoes
Fake-Hollywood Heels Hooker Red
Hair
Argrace-Fedora
Skin
Idiosyncrasy-Riley makeup1 Sunkissed

Pic 2
Outfit
Fake-Moew Pants Dorian Grey, Meow Top Rose
Skin
Idiosyncrasy-Mia Sunkissed Base (unreleased)
Hair
Fuel-Coco

Pic 3
Outfit
Fake-Fakies Pants Pinstripe, Wannabe Academic Pink
Hair
Truth-Gloria
Skin
Idiosyncrasy– Lucy makeup 6 Sunkissed

Indi

I must be the most forgetful chick on the grid, I swear! I see stuff, go “oooh that’s soo cool”, vow to check it out (the store I mean) then promptly forget. Then when I remember, and get all excited, TP bestie, and she’s like, ” I brought you here last year dood” shame reigns :P

Indi Designs is one such store. I had seen pics on the feed, *knew* the clothes were so me, and kept getting sidetracked. So when I finally decided to ignore IM’s and just GO, a screaming match then ensued, “How could you have been shopping here and NOT TOLD ME? YOU SUCK” Again, shame reigns, cos bestie had indeed taken me to Indi Designs, on more than one occasion…….oy. This first outfit is “Morgan” and I just adore it. There are so many options, the mind will boggle. Everything comes on all layers, you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Not only that, you can sex it up, or make it a more professional look, with the click of your mouse. GOTS TO LOVE THAT :P

This is “Hazel” and is my absolute favorite. 2 different kinds of stockings, pants, several top options, jackets, prim bits, or not. That’s right! If you’re in a sim that’s laggy, never fear. All your prim belts are drawn onto the clothes, your fashion WILL NOT WANT :P

Lord and who would have thought, amazing lingerie, from the same store? Not I said the fly! But here it is, gorgeously shaded, on every layer imaginable. You actually get 12 pieces in the one folder, so you can dream up all kinds of combinations. My favorite part is the “G” is not a piece of string that gets lost in the av mesh, total win! Ash Out.

Credits
All Clothes
Indi Designs
All Skins
Curio
All Tattoos
Garden Of Ku

Pic 1
Hair
Refuge
Boots
Redgrave

Pic 2
Hair
Red Queen
Boots
Redgrave

Pic 3
Hair
Clawtooth By Clawtooth
Shoes
Tesla
Jewelry
Perturb Action

Zobovic

Oh happy day when a new hair store opens in SL. Having decided long ago that we were certified hair hoowas, Sasy and I were needing a new fix. It came to us in the form of Zobovic. We sat, we waited, we spied on the setting up of the store at The Deck, we (gasp) sorted inventory and sulked.

Finally yesterday, she IM’d me to say “Hair’s up” and a few OMG’s later I was already in a demo.The textures are just insanely good. Remember how crazy everyone went over Tuli’s pic for the Black Swan? Well these textures look just as amazing. The first style is “Boh” and screamed Mod to me, so the perfect dress to accompany it, is of course the Mode II from CKS Designs. perfectly form fitting, and because of the 67857856785 layering options, you can wear it over pants or jeans. Yay for versatility!

This next hair from Zobovic is called “Krysta” the perfect summer updo. Perfectly complementing CKS Designs “Summer Safari” shorts, jacket and halter. All of the range come in a dazzling array of colours, both brights and neutrals.

An example of the neutrals here, the Summer Safari pants and halter. The shading on the pants is divine, again with a choice of layering, and either tight fit, or regular fit with prim bottoms. Now I’m gonna sip mocktails, draped over a yacht somewhere in sl :P Ash Out.

Credits
All Clothes
CKS
All Hair
Zobovic @ The Deck

Pic 1
Skin
Hobo
Boots
Maitreya

Pic 2
Skin
Curio
Shoes & Ankle Thingers
Maitreya

Pic 3
Skin
Atomic
Shoes
Maitreya

Homage-Fin

Yar, I’m like a week late, bu I do have good reasons :P This is the final part of my homage series, and I saved the best for last. Those of you that know me, know my bestie. She’s loud, brash, driven, talented and has the foulest mouth this side of Cali. She also has the biggest heart of anyone I know, and my SL just wouldn’t be the same without her.

homage 11-JI

This is her favorite look of all time. The hawtest outfit WWI has to offer, short, messy hair, Shiny Things boots and socks. Yes, she shares my obsession for socks, but somehow she manages to turn them into something that reminds you of a romp in the hay, rather than sweet and cute :P

homage 10-JI

And being the bestest friend ever, she let me play dress ups with her. This is what I would put her in if she ever let me lose in her inv. A yummy, floaty dress from Ibizarre, slightly longer hair (the new freebie from Troof) ankle socks and Oxfords from Tesla. She was cooking dinner while I took these photos, and we laughed ourselves stupid as every time she came back to her computer, I had her av in another strange position. Over the years we have laughed, cried, fallen asleep on each other, gotten drunk and righteous, raged at each other and loved and supported each other. What I love most about us is when we get on a creative roll, they are my favorite times. Brainstorming at 3am, emoing in Photoshop and making shit. She works too hard, she is the best at everything she does and she amazes me everyday. Ash Out.

Credits
Skins
Curio
Hair
Gritty Kitty
Troof
Shoes
Shiny Things
Tesla
Outfits
WWI
Ibizarre

Tuli, Tuli, Tuli….And A Wee Bit Of Axel

For days I’ve been running round in this outfit, which is really unusual for me. I’m always changing, futzing, fixing and trying on. But this outfit just feels so right, comfy and me.

The gorgeous, whimsical patchwork top is from Tuli. I first saw it on Sasy, and completely cursed myself for not seeing it in Tuli’s store at The Deck. I have the socks from Pig perma attached to me nowadays, so a cute denim skirt was the perfect match, to show off both. I chose one from Axel that’s been sitting in my bulging Axel folder for awhile, I still have stuff in there from a massive spending spree that I haven’t worn yet…..bad Ash :P

My hair is 10 shades of cute. It’s the Olivia style from Tiny Bird. It was also 1L for Mother’s Day, thanks to Autumn’s generosity. The jeans and top shown here are also from Tuli. The skully top is actually part of a dress, but can be worn separately thanks to clever layering options. My skin, well it’s just perfect for the look and feel I wanted. Erin from La Sylphide is sadly retired, but remains as gorgeous now as it did when it was first released. Maybe it’s time for me to do some srs begging to get it back out there! Ash Out.

Credits
Skins
Erin-La Sylphide (sadly retired)
Hair
Tiny Bird
Tops and Jeans
Tuli
Denim Skirt
Axel
Socks
Pig
Boots
J’s

AVANTMELON!

Last night kenlee and I were talking about paper dolls. You know the kind you had when you were little? You pop the dolly out of the card then dress her in the paper clothes that came with her. I decided I wanted to do a post and try to make myself look like a paper dolly, well the pics at least! By coincidence I had a very happy IM from my friend Erzebeth Breslauer,quite possibly the cutest thing on the grid! When she told me she had opened her store, I knew it would be the best side of adorable!! How right I was. Avantmelon is finally here!!

The textures are bright, fun and totally hand drawn. More and more I find myself gravitating to hand drawn clothes, my ongoing love affair with Silent Sparrow is a prime example. Erzebeth has made some beautiful pieces and the prices are insanely good value.

Aren’t the “Lollipop” dresses gorgeous? Bright summery shades, and the prim parts fit like a dream. With some, you also get the option of sculpt or flex skirt, how cool is that?

The “Adorable” dresses have richer jewel based colours, with tones that contrast beautifully. For me, it’s the sweet little touches that make these clothes just gorgeous, from the lace hemming to the pattern on the jackets, one can tell that everything was made with love and care. I can’t wait to see more from Avantmelon, it is most definitely one to watch. Ash Out.

Other Stuff
Pic 1
Hair
Troof
Skin
Curio
Pic 2
Hair
Pididdle
BP
Skins
Domstic V
Minajunk
Pic 3
Hair
Dejavu
Troof
Skins
Curio
Minajunk
Shoes worn throughout
Flair

For any other slurls you may need check the slurls page, all poses used on a regular basis even if they don’t make it into every post are listed in the sidebar.

Deepst NV

Finding new stores really gives me a jolt. Now granted, they may only be new to me but I still get soo excited! Such was the case when I was doing the Harajukubox hunt. I was looking for a particular store and was having no luck, till I bumped into the owner of the sim. He gave me a lm to the market place, where I still didn’t find the store I was looking for. I did however find something that made me go squee!

It started with the “Neko” outfit, which I fell in love with for the choice of three tops. After buying everything in the tiny space at harajukubox, it was time to head to the main store.

The “Survivor” outfit grabbed me, held me upside down and demanded my lindens. I gave in willingly, then bought it in the two colours it’s available in, Khaki and black :P You again get 3 choices of tops, and the skirt is so fecking amazing I logged Q in and bought it for her too.

The “Nomada” in black is beyond sexy. The detailing on the pants is something I haven’t seen before, and again I squealed with joy. With all the outfits shown, you get the arm thingers too…….hawt. After I had emptied my pockets in the main store, I went for a wander and came across Issis Bade’s gallery. You NEED to go check it out, also, while you’re at it, look up her Flickr too, made of 100% win. Ash Out.

Creditos
Outfits
NV
Skins
Minajunk
Djunk
Hair
House Of Munster
AVZ
Kin
Gasmask
Sinistyle

All poses I use on a regular basis, although they may not make it into posts, are listed in the sidebar, for any other slurls you may need, please check the slurl page.

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