Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Slow Ride

We are 10 days into the December round of The Arcade so hopefully you'll have an easier time getting into the sim or off sim gacha galley. Consignment is offering The Garage Collection which includes two rares, a garage and a motorcycle. I love the detail put into each item and it's great for anyone who has a garage attached to their SL house and needs to decorate it.

I've been scouring Flickr and stores for clothing items that fit the Belleza Venus mesh body because I love to wear it as often as possible. So far I've found that a few stores are including items that are made to fit the body specifically and these include Razor, Blueberry and Bueno. I'm wearing a sexy shirt from Razor available at N21 in two styles. My skirt is from Blueberry and the boots are an in store release from Livalle. I thought the outfit was a good "biker babe" look and posed on the motorcycle.

Slow Ride

Credits
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Eyes- Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn)- Celestial Eyes Midnight
Body- Belleza (Tricky Boucher)- Venus Mesh Body
Hair- Truth (Truth Hawks)- Sian Light Browns
Top- Razor (Kehl Razor)- Chambers Shirt Venus Belleza Black @N21
Skirt- Blueberry (Blueberryxx)- Kits Tied Suede Skirts Belleza Black
Boots- Livalle (Lindsey Warwick)- Evoke Platform Boots Noir Belleza
Pose- Double Take (Valena Vacano)- Living Perfection

Scene
Garage Collection- Consignment (Wavie Haller)- The Garage Collection @The Arcade

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Astronomer's Wife

I know everyone is Arcade crazy at the moment and my life is pretty hectic, between work and the holidays, I feel like I don't have a chance to breathe. But it's nice when you finally get that breather and a photo comes together nicely, far better than you anticipated. The Fantasy Collective's celestial round wraps up soon and that's where you can get some great astronomy items from 22769 [bauwerk], including the observatory and various astronomy instruments. I had rezzed the moon lamp (not pictured) and once I turned on advanced lighting it projected all these fun shadows. It rotates so I waited for it to be in a good position while messing around with windlights and finding a nice angle. I'm also wearing Valentina E.'s dress out for TFC which has an inner and outer part to the dress in various colors for mixing and matching

I added other item's from Collabor88 including The Alchemist's Bar from Stockholm & Lima, a guest designer this round. It's an alchemists take on a drinking setting and really well done, especially all the glass included in the set. I only have the bar, stools and shot glass tray rezzed but there are also various drink glasses and a serving cart available. My hair is from Tableau Vivant, one of two really sexy styles out for Collabor88. It has that "wavy just had sex" tousled look that I always love. Anyways, enjoy your weekend. I have the twin's birthday party to attend with twenty hyperactive four olds. Wish me luck!

The Astronomer's Wife

Credits- On Me
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Hands-SLink (Siddean Munroe)- Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual
Hair- Tableau Vivant (M4ri1yn Magic)- Rasayana Browns @Collabor88
Gown- Valentina E. (Valentinaevangelista)- We Are All Made of Stars Gown and Over Gown @The Fantasy Collective
Pose- !bang (Luna Jubilee)- Stand 409

Credits- Scene
Build- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- The Star Chaser @The Fantasy Collective
Floor Candles- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- Row of Candles @The Fantasy Collective
Planet Sphere- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- Armillary Sphere @The Fantasy Collective
Scrolls- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- Scrolls @The Fantasy Collective
Table Candles- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- Stack of Candles @The Fantasy Collective
Telescope- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- Telescope @The Fantasy Collective
Pillows- 22769 [bauwerk] (Paco Pooley)- Star Watcher Pillows @The Fantasy Collective
Bar & Stools- Stockholm & Lima (Surrealia Anatine)- Alchemist Bar Table and Stools @Collabor88
Tray- Stockholm & Lima (Surrealia Anatine)- Alchemist's Shot Glass Tray @Collabor88
Misc. Glasses- Vespertine (Amelie Knelstrom)- Through The Looking Glasses Gold @Collabor88
Books- Floorplan (Tegan Serin)- Apothecary Books @Collabor88

Friday, November 28, 2014

Foxy Lady

Not only did October fly by but so did November it seems. I've come to the end of the month and I want to know where all that time I thought I had has gone! I guess it got lost in the whirlwind of work and children and poof before I know it, November is nearly over. I'm sure with the holiday season in full swing, December will go by even faster. Now if I could just figure out how to slow things down.

I put together a kind of "foxy lady" look with an adorable dress from MishMish available at The Kawaii Project. The dress comes with a color change HUD and 12 different colors, four of them with this fox texture that matches her fox companions out at Collabor88. For Enchantment, Ploom released three different hairs with interchangeable headbands. There wasn't a fox one but I wore the kitty one, which was close enough to finish off my foxy look. You can wear the hair you like and any of the other nine animal headbands. L. Warwick has rebranded to Livalle and is part of today's Fifty Linden Friday. The Oxford heels are available in cherry and navy for the special price of L$50 today only.

Don't forget today is also Black Friday and one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Make sure you hit all the sales and you can stay updated with Seraphim's list here. Lots of the stores are marking down their gift cards so it's a perfect time to get a jump on your SL Christmas shopping.

Foxy Lady

Credits
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Eyes- Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn)- Celestial Eyes Midnight
Hair- Ploom (Helyanwe Vindaloo)- Oh Deer Indecisive *Exclusive Enchantment Item*
Headband- Ploom (Helyanwe Vindaloo)- Cat Headband Small *Exclusive Enchantment Item*Hands- SLink (Siddean Munroe)- Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual
Dress- MishMish (Aime Takaaki)- Zoey Dress @The Kawaii Project
Feet- SLink (Siddean Munroe)- Avatar Enhancemnet Feet Mid
Shoes- Livalle (Lindsey Warwick)- Aurora Oxford Heels Cherry *Special Price for FLF*
Foxes- MishMish (Aime Takaaki)- Little Fox Companion Brown and Red @Collabor88
Pose- Infiniti (Brandi Monroe)- Fluffy
Location- Hotaru Island

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Angelic Messenger

The Fantasy Collective opens today at 12PM SLT and this round's theme is celestial. I put together a very angelic look for this photo. The outfit is from May's Soul and includes the bra and underwear armor and the swirling cloth comes in a variety of colors, including sheer versions. I added some jewelry from Pekka and Izzie's along with this new hair from Damselfly, all coming to this new round of TFC. 

Also don't forget that Cirque de Seraphim is still going on, a charity event to benefit the ASPCA. Cheeky Pea put out these Flying Letters Holders, which make great decor items. I'm also using a new pose from oOo Studio from the Tiptoe set, also available at Cirque. 

Angelic Messenger

Credits
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Eyes- Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn)- Celestial Eyes Midnight
Hair- Damselfly (Shylah Honey)- Augusta Light Browns *Coming to The Fantasy Collective*
Circlet- Pekka (Kathya Sxczepanski)- Ella Circlet Steel *Coming to The Fantasy Collective*
Necklace- Izzie's (Izzie Button)- Crystal Necklace *Coming to The Fantasy Collective*
Body- Belleza (Tricky Boucher)- Venus
Outfit- Mays Soul (May Tolsen)- Angelica  *Coming to The Fantasy Collective*
Wings- DRD (Jaimy Hancroft)- Devine Wings Angel
Pose- oOo Studio (Olaenka Chesnokov)- Tiptoe @Cirque de Seraphim
Swing- {anc} (aki69)- EDEN Wing Swing White
Metal Balloons- Cheeky Pea (Isla Gealach)- Flying Letters Holder LIght @Cirque de Seraphim

Friday, November 14, 2014

Daughter of a Braggart

A new round of Enchantment is in full swing with the tale of Rumpelstiltskin as inspiration for 20 designers. Most people learned about this tale as a child. In the story, the local miller boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, when in fact she cannot. The king locks her in various rooms with straw demanding she spin the straw into gold or else she will be executed. The poor girl doesn't know what to do but each time is visited by an imp who spins the straw into gold in return for jewelry. The third time she is forced to pull off this magical feat, the imp appears again and she promises him her first born in return for his skill. The girl goes onto marry the king and the imp is forgotten until a child is born. He comes to the now queen seeking his payment. She tries to change their bargain and promises him the kingdoms riches but the imp has no interest. He does agree that if the queen can guess his name in three days time, he will give up his claim to the child. At first, the queen is at a loss but she ends up guessing it on the third day (after a messenger sees the imp in the forest singing his name) and the imp disappears in anger.

I'm wearing two items from Dead Dollz, the choker and dress. I really love Dead Dollz texturing work and this dress is a great prize since it comes with a texture change HUD. I'm also holding a storybook by Wimey. I visited the roleplay sim of Goatswood for my picture which has a great old time village atmosphere. Remember, each participating store has a different item out for the event at their mainstore and every item comes with a stamp card. Fill up the stamp card by visiting each participating store and exchange it for a prize at the final location.

Daughter of a Braggart

Credits
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Eyes- Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn)- Celestial Eyes Midnight
Hair- Exile (Kavar Cleanslate)- Dancing Horses Light Browns @Collabor88
Hands- SLink (Siddean Munroe)- Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual
Ring- {yumyums} (Iokko Molko)- Family Ring *Exclusive Enchantment Item*
Choker- Dead Dollz (Kiddo Oh)- The Miller's Daughter Choker Red *Exclusive Enchantment Item*
Dress- Dead Dollz (Kiddo Oh)- The Miller's Daughter Gown *Exclusive Enchantment Prize*
Book- Wimey (Sash Arabello)- Rumple's Tales *Exclusive Enchantment Prize*
Pose- Infiniti (Brandi Monroe)- Fluffy
Location- Goatswood

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Rosemary and Rue

Sometimes I don't really have a whole lot to type and things to say. It's hard to come up with things to say when you're all the time. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I'll let this one speak for itself. Just a last minute roundup of some of the things available at the first anniversary round of The Fantasy Collective, enjoy!

Rosemary and Rue

Credits
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Eyes- Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn)- Celestial Eyes Midnight
Hair- Exile (Kavar Cleanslate)- Rising Dawn Light Browns @The Fantasy Collective
Crown- ieQED (SigiFaust)- Glorian Crown Obsidian @The Fantasy Collective
Hands- SLink (Siddean Munroe)- Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual
Chest Tattoo- Elska (Alexandria Enchanted)- Into The Woods @Sad November
Hand Tattoo- Elska (Alexandria Enchanted)- The Last Flower @Sad November
Outfit- OrsiniRed (Hatili Ishtari)- Simply Falling Noir @The Fantasy Collective
Staff- FDD (Seller Xenno)- Skylark Staff Antique Silver @The Fantasy Collective
Feet- SLink (Siddean Munroe) Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat
Pose Prop- RACK Poses (Kirsty Oherlihy)- Forest Stump Pose Prop
Location- Radiance

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Le Cirque des Rêves

The circus is coming, or rather Cirque de Seraphim is! The people behind Seraphim bring us a new event called Cirque de Seraphim, a fundraiser for the ASPCA. If there is one thing people in SL unite over, it's love of their animals so I'm sure the ASPCA holds a special place in many hearts. My family has a cat named Abby Normal (or just Abby) that was brought to our local shelter after being found abandoned with the rest of her litter on a roadside. Our first cat had recently passed away from feline leukemia (Sunshine was also a shelter cat) and when I was looking at all the fur babies, Abby just stuck out to me. She was tiny but looked right at me like "pick me, pick me, I'm the best!" Of course we did adopt her and she still lives with my parents, running the household as cats will do and keeping our two dogs in line

The title and feel of this post was actually inspired by one of my very favorite books, The Night Circus. The unusual circus that is the center of the book is called Le Cirque des Rêves. It's a magical and ethereal place and you never know where or when this circus will pop up next. If you are an avid book reader like myself it's a must read.

I'm using the Trapeze pose prop, a collaboration from RACK Poses and Consignment. The prop and my outfit from Pink Sugah will be available at the Cirque de Seraphim when it starts on November 6th at 12PM SLT. Side note, I am wearing the updated Belleza Venus mesh body. I used the OMEGA appliers that came with the outfit in order to wear clothing with it. Developer kits are out at the main store so be prepared for people to start creating for the body!

Le Cirque des Rêves

Credits
Skin- Belleza (Shyla Digs)- Ria Med 1
Eyes- Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn)- Celestial Eyes Midnight
Hair- Truth (Truth Hawks)- Olinda Browns
Body- Belleza (Tricky Boucher)- Venus
Outfit- Pink Sugah (Tara Asamoah)- Trapeze Outfit Pink Omega Applier *Soon at Cirque de Seraphim*
Pose Prop- RACK Poses & Consignment (Kirsty Oherlihy and Wavie Haller)- Trapeze *Soon at Cirque de Seraphim*
Balloon Ladder- {anc} (aki69)- Blanc Balloon Ladder *Gacha Item*
Balloons- {anc} (anki69)- Balloon Floor *Gacha Item*
Chandelier Balls- {anc} (aki69)- Blanc Ball