Tres Blah – Ella Dress (Collabor88 April)

April 11 Tres Blah 2 girls

Tres Blah released the lovely Ella dress for the April round of Collabor88 and I was lucky enough to win a fatpack! Designer Julliette Westerberg gave away 3 fatpacks to residents who liked and shared her FB post about the new release. Thanks so much, Julliette, it’s very generous of you! I had been struggling to decide which colour to buy, especially since I really liked the striped seersucker pink and blue which are only in the fatpack! There are 16 colours to choose from individually, and if you purchase the fatpack you get 10 more colours! The dress also includes underpants to preserve your modesty.

Since I had so many to choose from in the fatpack, I decided to make 2 looks showing how one dress can fit very different styles. On the left I went for a dark and edgy look and on the right a much softer style in shades of pink.

For the more gothic style I added the Ingenue Anna heels in Noir, which are also available at this month’s Collabor88 (12 colours, L$188 each) and on the right I picked up a former Ingenue gacha on the marketplace, these are the Carmen wedgese in blush. Likewise I bought both the handbags on the marketplace, they are former gachas from Zenith. The Leather bone handbag in grey from the Halloween dressing gacha is styled with the black dress, and the Spring rattan handbag in pink with the striped dress.

I finally made it back to the sale at Truth Hair (70% off!) and purchased the 2 styles above, on the left is Parker, which comes with or without a baseball cap, and has lots of styling options. On the right is Apple, which comes with the updo seen here, and a half updo, also with lots of options to change the bangs, wisps etc. I bought both in Multitone1 pack which I like because it has a great selection, whether you want to be a blonde, brunette, redhead, or have black or grey hair on a given day, the choices are there. With the sale the Multitone packs are L$120 which is a great deal. The sale runs til April 14th.

April 11 Tres Blah 2 girls close

It’s all in the details and I chose jewellery from Yummy to complete both looks. On the left, the Enamel rose choker and earrings, which is hud enabled with 3 metals, 6 gem colours, and 6 rose colours, plus a multicolour rose option. Although they are are hard to see in the picture above, I also chose the Minimalist rings for the pink look.

On the right, I went with the Bang Bang choker from Yummy, this multilayer necklace has 4 metals and 6 gem colours in the hud. I added the Art Deco rings which also have 3 metal options and 8 gem options.

For skin and makeup, I went light on the soft look with my favourite Pink Fuel Emiri skin #16 (rare) in the crystal tone, with no added makeup. On the right I chose Glam Affair Mimi in tone 3 and layered on the Moody eyeshadow and lipstick appliers from Nylon Outfitters. I also grabbed the Shades of Red nail appliers from [Encore] on the marketplace since I wanted a deeper red than my Maitreya hud includes.

Phew! That was a lot. If you read this and make it this far, thanks. All poses are my own, non bento poses. I’m working on making a bunch of new bento poses which is fun but very time consuming.

Details:

Dress: Tres Blah – Ella Dress (fatpack) – out now at Collabor88

Shoes: Ingenue – Anna Heels – noir – out now at Collabor88, Carmen wedges in rose, marketplace (older gacha item, gacha still in mainstore)

Handbags: Zenith – Leather bone handbag (grey), Spring Rattan handback (pink) marketplace (older gacha items, gachas are still in mainstore)

Jewellery: (Yummy) – Bang Bang Choker, Enamel Rose choker, Art Deco rings, Minimalist rings

Hair: Truth xL&B – Parker, Truth – Apple both multitone 1 packs

Skin appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 & Maitreya body in Crystal,     Glam Affair – Mimi

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida     Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Poses: estetica non bento poses, using body hud for hands

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The Bunny Hop Hunt

April 10 bunny hunt

On Monday I hit up the Bunny Hop Hunt. This hunt is a hard one! There are a LOT of items to be found, and most cost 25L each. Some of the eggs contain single items, and some whole outfits. Some of them are VERY sneakily hidden. ; )  At the landing point there’s a sign board where you can pick up a key to help you if you want to pick and choose. I ended up with more than I had planned on (isn’t it always the way?) including the 3 outfits above. It did take me longer than intended, and I did buy the wrong dress from Hollipocket, I wanted #9 and got #10. Still I think this one will make a nice top and I love the colour.

From L to R, I’m wearing the gingham babydoll in mint from 1 Hundred, the Nola outfit (shorts and tied shirt with bra under it) from [QE], and the Cuddle Meh – SunshineLilac tee dress from *Hollipocket*. In all the pictures I’m wearing the lip, nail and eyeshadow Confection appliers from Cazimi, which include appliers for several head and body options as well as Omega, in 5 pastel colours. See the picture below for a close up:

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It wasn’t all clothes in the hunt, I also got these lovely spring plants from the Artist’s Shed, and the wooden plant stand. They were just 6L each and a bargain!

The Bunny Macaron platter and bunny cup with pearls are from {moss&mink} and are so cute! Love the vintage look of the bunny with the macarons.

Details:

Outfits: (all at the Bunny Hop Hunt): 1 Hundred, [QE] and *Hollipocket*

Confection Nails, Lips, and Eyeshadow: Cazimi at the Bunny Hop Hunt

Decor items: the Artist’s Shed and {moss&mink} at the Bunny Hop Hunt

Hair Pic1 : Lamb – Garden (balayage pack)

Hair Pic2: Truth – Joy (former VIP gift, multitone1 pack)

Rings: (Yummy) – Minimalist rings

Skin: 7Deadly s[K]ins – Toril (marshmallow)

Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara      Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida

 

April 9 2019 blog

The April 2019 round of Collabor88 opened yesterday, and like hundreds of people, I rushed over to see the goodies on offer. There are quite I few things on my list but I’m trying to pace myself. Since I returned to Second Life in February I’ve bought far too many L$.   I had to have this lovely Willow hair by Stealthic. This is the lightest brunette shade and I love the texture. I also bought the Dahlia eyelet dress by Zaara in sky.  I like the soft ombre and the breezy style, the delicate straps cross in the back. I also tried this over jeans and it makes a cute top, too.

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To accessorise I added some jewellery from (Yummy). The OM layered necklace is out now at N21, it includes a hud with 3 metals. I also picked up the Minimalist rings from the mainstore on Tableau a couple of days ago, and I have been wearing the Thin Hoop Charm pack a lot. Today I’m wearing the gem and moon charms.

Last but not least, I hit up the Bunny Hop hunt yesterday and managed to find these Confection nails from Cazimi. They include 5 soft pastel shades with appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, SLink and Omega. Most hunt items are 25L and I will post some more of my finds tomorrow.

Details:

Hair: Stealthic – Willow (brunette pack) out now at Collabor88

Dress: Zaara – Dahlia eyelet dress (sky) out now at Collabor88

Jewellery: (Yummy) – OM Layered necklace out now at N21                                                                                               Thin Charms pack earrings, Minimalist rings (Yummy mainstore)

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida         Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Skin appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 (rare) for LeLutka, Maitreya body applier in peach.

Nail appliers: Cazimi – Confection nail appliers at the Bunny Hop Hunt

Poses: estetica (still available on the SL marketplace)

April 7 2019 blog

Today’s look began with some great deals from the Saturday Sale, including the Rust background from Minimal (24 LI) and the Reign necklace and earrings from Cae. I had seen this pretty floral dress from Valentina E. at Bloom and the Taren hair with sunhat from Truth seemed to fit the spring vibe. Truth has a massive sale on right now, with all the hair on the ground floor at 70% off regular price (sale ends April 14). I love the multitone 1 pack which gives you options for blonde, brunette and redhead and it’s just L$120 right now. I need to go back and pick up some more styles once the initial rush dies down.

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The skin I’m wearing is also a Saturday Sale item, it was 70L at 7Deadly s[k]ins and is the Toril in Marshmallow tone. It is designed for Genus but still works well with a slight tweak to my mouth shape. I like the dimples and freckles on this skin, and that you get the head and body appliers in one (Omega). I did add some eyeshadow and lip tint in my LeLutka hud.

I also picked up the Bismuth nail appliers on the Saturday Sale at Cazimi. It’s hard to see here but they are a cool design with a black base and duochrome tips.

I made a couple of new poses, bento fingers are hard!

I decorated the Minimal backdrop with some extra plants from Mithral, Tarte, Hive, Fancy Decor and Blonde, and added the Kingsbury lamp from Apple Fall as well as the copper garden shovel and pitchfork from Apple Fall, which are both group gifts.

Details:
Dress: Valentina E. – Rachel dress in Lilac floral (at Bloom event)

Hair: Truth – Taren (Multitone 1 pack)

Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins –  Toril (marshmallow)

Jewellery: Cae – Reign Necklace and earrings

Shoes: N-core – Diana (fatpack)

Nails: Cazimi – Bismuth appliers (incl. Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, and Omega applier)

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida     Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

 

 

April 3 blog

Today’s look began with these great joggers that are Blueberry’s new group gift! You get a fatpack of every colour you could imagine, with the ability to change the side stripe, trim, and laces, as well as the main fabric colour. I bought this Marisa tank from erratic to pair with them. I’m for ever on a search for tops that cover the belly and are loose enough to wear without conflicting with your pants or skirt.

I had also hit up the 50% off sale at Reign this weekend. I didn’t go too crazy, but one of the things I bought was these sweet Juniper Sneakers. I do love that you get the whole fatpack of colours at Reign, and with these you can colour change the main shoe, laces, sole, and flower detail!

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I was looking for a cute ponytail hair to go with this look and found this one on Truth Hair’s Flickr, unfortunately it was a group gift from December. I used to be in 2 groups at Truth, the VIP and the Truth District Group. I don’t know why, but I seem to have been unsubscribed from the VIP group at some point, so I had to pay again to join.  Worth it for future great gifts and there was another gift hair that was recently released. You do have to buy older gifts, 500L for the fatpack.  This style is called Joy and has an optional light-up headband. I love the styling options huds and Truth textures are some of my favourite.

To accessorise I added an older mesh necklace from Maxi Gossamer, and these Nerualis bracelets from Kibitz, as well as my trusty thin hoop earrings from (Yummy).

I once again wandered the Mopire city sim in search of a place to snap some pictures.

I’ve been working on some bento poses and these 2 are among the first I’ve made. It’s quite a learning curve as Blender is much more complex than my old program, and I’m not used to the rotation of the finger bones.

Details:

Hair: Truth – Joy (past VIP group gift, 500L with group tag on)

Pants: Blueberry – Joggers ❤ (group gift, colour change fatpack)

Top: erratic – Marisa tank top (white)

Shoes: Reign – Juniper Sneakers (colour change fatpack)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Filigree necklace (short) older item not sure if still available.

Bracelets: Kibitz – Nerualis bracelets (silver)

Earrings: (Yummy) – Thin Hoops (silver, modded to be larger)

Mesh Body: Maitreya (Lara)          Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida

Skin: Pink Fuel – Emiri head applier #16 for LeLutka, peach body applier for Maitreya

Poses – me.

March 26 LOTD

Today’s look started with the amazing Dawn hair from Stealthic, and the Zinzi skin from 7Deadly s[K]ins that I picked up at the Saturday Sale last week. I wandered around looking for clothes to wear with it and went to Blueberry to check out the new set they released this week (Laine). I didn’t buy that set today but I did pick up this Julia leather jacket and leggings. I like that the leggings have a boot option as well as 2 booty options, and the jacket comes with the top in a ton of colours. (31 colours and 4 graphic versions that each come in 8 colours!)  The top can also be worn long like this, or cropped, and has a loose option to help it fit over pants. Love that, layering has been a struggle since I came back to SL and went full mesh.  March 26 LOTD 2

This warmer skin tone (Pineapple) suits gold jewellery, so I chose the Lucky Gal necklace from (Yummy) which is out now at Soirée, and Thin Hoops also from Yummy. I did size the hoops up, love when things are mod.

I went hunting for a place to take pictures again, and ended up at TraLaLa’s Diner on the Pine Lake sim. There is SO much stuff on this sim that my computer really struggles to render it all. I did end up temporarily derendering a lot of things to make a picture work. With all my graphics cranked up I was at 0.8 frames/second! It was kind of excruciating, took hours to line up and get a picture. Still there are so many cool things on this sim and I’m looking forward to exploring a bit more without the lag from my graphics!

Details:
Hair: Stealthic – Dawn (browns) out now at Kustom 9

Skin: 7Deadly s[K]ins – Zinzi (pineapple) includes head and body (omega applier)

Jacket/top and leggings: Blueberry – Julia jacket in black leather, leggings in black

Jewellery: (Yummy) – Lucky Gal necklace (Soirée), Thin Hoops (at Yummy mainstore)

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida        Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Poses: made by me.

 

Weekend brunch!

March 23 breakfast

I love this West Village Pancake Breakfast Board from Apple Fall, out now for just 50L for the Saturday Sale. It looks so real you could reach into your monitor and take a strawberry, and it’s only 2 LI. I’ve been having fun this past week decorating my SL home with lots of great things from Fancy Decor, {what next} and Apple Fall. My dining area has no real kitchen but all the essentials, coffee, wine, and lots of cakes! Apple Fall has a lot of group gifts in store and also lots of free items on the marketplace. Fancy Decor’s group costs 250L to join, but there are so many past group gifts to decorate your home, it’s definitely worth the cost.  Likewise the {what next} group has a whole area full of past group gifts that you can scoop! (cost to join also 250L)  I bought the Couperin table from Fancy Decor to pair with the dining chairs that were a group gift. From {what next} I bought the Colonna coffee set which includes the sideboard shown at left, the sign, espresso machine and canisters. I already had 2 espresso machines in my inventory, both amazing but also both 26 LI each. This one is 1 LI, mesh has really done wonders for home decor. The industrial Brixton shelves are from {what next} too, just 1 / 2 LI each.

My SL home is filled with amazing mesh plants that I have bought over the last few weeks from hive, Sway’s and Mithral. All super low LI and so beautifully detailed, and unlike RL, my black thumb won’t kill these! The tulips on the table are a subscriber gift from Dutchie, 1LI and colour change tulips!

The hanging glass lights are from hive and are out for 50L Friday this week.

Some of the items I’m wearing are also out for 50L Friday, the Eventide Hoodie from White River Co. in Storm and Tea Rose comes with optional hair piece (colour change) and the Eevi denim jacket on the right is from Miss Chelsea, also 50L available in Stone as shown, and Camo. The skin applier at left is from Glam Affair, the Mimi applier is just 50L and was still out at time of publication.

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Details:
Hair: Right – Stealthic – Dawn (browns) at Kustom9

Tops: L: White River Co – Eventide Hoodie includes hair,  R: Miss Chelsea Eevi jacket stone, Nylon Outfitters lace crop tops applier (Soirée)

Pants: L: Nylon Outfitters Boyfriend Jeans applier (Soirée), R: Tres Blah – High Rise jeans (Fameshed March ends March 27)

Skin appliers: L: Glam Affair, R: Pink Fuel

Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara        Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida

Decor: Fancy Decor, Apple Fall, {what next}, Hive, Mithral Apothecary, Sways