I’ve been mostly MIA from SL for the past week with a nasty stomach bug that I’m still not quite over, so I’ve been wearing this for a week!
I bought this cute polkadot ruffled dress from Pixicat at FLF a couple of weeks ago, as well as these hot Khloe buckled platforms from Gos.
The hair is from Limerence, it’s the Samanta hair which I actually spotted on a FLF shopper and did a cheeky “inspect” to find the creator! I took a bunch of photos with various older necklaces from my inventory but then saw this Cherish pearl necklace from Michan at Flourish and retook the photos. Although you really can’t see in this picture I also picked up the Free Spirit rings from Yummy which are an older set but so gorgeous. I’ll take a close up with them for my next post because they really deserve a spotlight!
I headed over to Chouchou to snap some photos, and made a new pose that will be in my next release for Estetica.
Details: Dress: Pixicat – Ruffle.Dress (Dotts) Shoes: Gos Boutique – Khloe Platforms (Metallic) Hair: Limerence – Samanta (browns) Necklace: Michan – Cherish Necklace – out now at Flourish Rings: Yummy – Free Spirit Rings Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara Skin Applier: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 and Maitreya body in Crystal Lips & Nails Applier: Cazimi – Bombshell Reds
Today’s ootd started with the Miri dress and fanny pack from Miss Chelsea at Equal10. I bought the black first, but as I was styling it I was feeling a 90s Spice girls vibe so I went back and picked up the leopard print, too. This dress comes in 8 colour or print options, and there’s a plaid shirt to tie around the waist, too. I went for the fanny pack in colour pack one because I always need to buy the black one.
I styled it with these chunky heeled, strappy Adelaide platform sandals from Essenz which are very similar to a pair I owned in the 90s! Although the heel on mine was much more blocky, and they weren’t as high because no way could I walk in these!
I needed some poses to complement the fanny pack so I made these 2. They are fitted to the Miri fanny pack but I tried them with one from Canimal too and they worked pretty well. I’m going to put the pair of them in the Estetica Mainstore as cheapies, L$2 for the pair.
Details: Dress: Miss Chelsea – Miri Dress (leopard) at Equal10 Bag: Miss Chelsea – Miri Fanny pack (colour pack 1 – 4 colour hud) Shoes: Essenz – Adelaide (black – pack 1) Hair: Truth – Nylah (multitone 1, includes styling and accessory hud) Jewellery: Ilayah – Sophia and Sofia set – Fameshed May round toksik – Hook necklace (group gift) Yummy – Minimalist rings Nails & Lips Appliers: Cazimi – Bombshell Reds Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 LeLutka, Maitreya Lara in Crystal Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Today’s outfit started with a trip to Truth to pick up this gorgeous Oasis hair (brunettes pack). As always the styling hud gives you great options, wear it with either side forward, or both back. Love the soft waves, and a side part is always my preference.
I picked up this beautiful Valentina E. dress at last week’s Fifty Linden Friday in royal, but it comes in many colours and patterns. Love the drape of the neckline flattering your décolletage, and the pencil skirt falls to a modest length just below the knee. I styled it with the Dale Heels from Ingénue that are available at the May round of Collabor88. For jewellery I chose the Levi necklace from Minimal, Metal Bangles from Schadenfreude (also at Collabor88 for May) and the Minimalist rings from Yummy.
I went looking for a photo location and found Missing Melody on the SL recommended destinations. There were quite a few people there taking pics!
Collabor88’s May round is out and the theme is Southwestern Summer. I immediately scooped the Turquoise Stone set from Yummy. It comes with a multi-strand necklace and bracelet, and a ring. The colour change hud allows you to change the metal to gold or silver (ring and spacer beads) and there are 4 different stone options. I’m also wearing the bangles from Schadenfreude, there are 2 options, Metal Bangles, and Nugget Bangles. Each set comes with 5 different widths and there’s a hud with 5 metals, and 6 stones (for the Nugget bangles). Unfortunately you can’t see it well here so I took another photo on my building platform:
I also bought this beautiful hair from Stealthic, called Mirage. I go for the brunettes package as I really love this particular texture. It’s the lightest of the brunettes, the blondes are all very light to my eye. Love the high and low lights in this texture and the colour is perfect with my Pink Fuel skin.
At Très Blah I bought the Flared Jeans in Original Wash, and the Aspen tunic in black. The tunic comes with a hud to change the belt and bra colours. So many options. I love that. You can choose from 23 bra colours or hide the bra, and the belt comes in gold or silver buckle with 6 colours for the braided leather. Although you can’t see the bottom of the jeans here, they come in 2 options to wear with heels or flats.
I spent way too long looking for the perfect background. That’s the thing about blogging, it takes a lot of time. Not just the money and time to put together the outfit, but time to find a location and get the shot. My computer is on the older side, and it does struggle once the graphics are cranked up, which definitely prolongs the process. I ended up on the Baja Shore sim, these are rental sims but each has some public areas where you can take pictures. Just be careful not to infringe on the homes.
My poses are my own, from Estetica: bijou 6 bento poses with mirrors, available at Pose Fair and at my main store.
From Collabor88 May 2019 round:
Hair: Stealthic - Mirage (brunettes)
Top: Très Blah - Aspen (black)
Jeans: Très Blah - Flared Jeans (original wash)
Turquoise jewellery: Yummy - Turquoise set
Bangles: Schadenfreude - Metal Bangles and Nugget Bangle Bracelets
Skin appliers: Pink Fuel - Emiri #16 (crystal) and Maitreya Body applier (crystal)
Mesh Head: LeLutka - Aida
Mesh Body: Maitreya - Lara
Lipstick applier: Cazimi Applied Beauty - Everyday Lip Tint
Nail applier: Cazimi - Fruity nails
Pose: Estetica - bijou 6 bento poses with mirrors
Rings on right hand: Minimal - Eva rings silver
The May round of Fameshed kicked off with a bang! It’s the 7 year anniversary of the event, and tons of the creators have placed a gift for the members of the Fameshed update group.
Even more exciting to us oldbies is the return of Mon Tissu! I was sad to see that they were gone when I returned to SL after my 6 year hiatus. But creators Emma Gilmour and Julliette Westerburg (of Surf Couture and Très Blah fame, respectively) are joined by Apple Fall. What a dream team of creators! Their first collection is a little one, but includes the Lulu camisole and Daisy slacks, the Classic trainers, Signature handbag, and ❤ Sunglasses. All of the items are of course beautifully made and textured.
I headed to the Apple Fall mainstore to take a picture in my new things. I ended up outside the front door because my computer was struggling with all the textures once I cranked my settings up.
My pose is from one of the new releases at my reopened mainstore, modified by the bag hold.
Excitingly, Pose Fair opens tomorrow! I have a tiny little booth with 3 new exclusives, and my other 2 new packs are there too. Do stop by, and don’t forget to join the Pose Fair lovers group to pick up the free gift in my booth! My Mainstore is also open, with only 2 new pose packs, but there’s a TP to the basement with a bunch of old poses that have been permanently marked down!
Clothing: Mon Tissu – Lulu camisole in grey and Daisy slacks in black. Fameshed May round
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Classic trainers in black
Sunglasses: Mon Tissu – ❤ sunglasses in black
Bag: Mon Tissu – Signature bag in black
Jewellery: Yummy – Secondhand necklace and Art Deco rings
I haven’t posted here because I’ve been hard at work making new poses for the rebirth of my store, Estetica. I’m planning to have it up with a minimal stock and a sale on pre-bento poses by May 1.
It’s been a lot of fun getting back into the swing of making new poses, and bento hands adds a whole new dimension. I forgot how long it takes to make a pose and have it work the way you want it too. A whole lot of testing on the beta grid to ensure it’s just right.
I’m having fun as usual buying new things to style the vendor pictures, too. But I haven’t been taking blog pictures the last few weeks as a result.
Details: Top: Tres Blah at April Fameshed Hair: Stealthic – Intrepid Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara, Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida, Skin: Pink Fuel – Emiri, Nails: Cazimi – Bismuth nails, Sunglasses: Zaara – Goa Party gacha, Jewellery: Yummy: Minimalist rings, OM necklace Pose: estetica – coming soon!