LOTD – Tell me how does it feel?

I was going to call this look “Blue Monday” because I started putting it together on Monday.
But what with one thing and another it’s Wednesday now that I have it all done! So instead I
went with a lyric from the song.

Hope your Wednesday is not so blue!

♥ Ana

Details:

Hair: Elikatira – Rush (Black 04)
Skin: Glam Affair – Ginny (Europa)
Lipstick: Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 21
Jacket: e! Eclectic Apparel – Darla Blazer (night)
Pants: Emery – Mesh Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans Verve (French Blue)
Tee: Reek – Right Stripes Tee (black)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – My favourite leather flats (black)
Back: Auxiliary – Tiny Tote (ink)
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer – Alchemy Charm Coins and Tarifa (Both at Nov. Collabor88)
Nails: M*Style – Perfect Hand
Glasses: Reek – Augie Glasses
Poses: Estetica – New pose pack coming soon!

Look of the day – beachy and breezy

Today’s look is inspired by my new land! I have a home again at last, on protected mainland water. So I was feeling fresh and beachy and I put together this look starting with the Breezy mesh shirt from E! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories. This short-sleeved open cotton shirt is great for layering and can be worn super casual as I have here, or with a nice wide trouser, pencil skirt or dress, for a business casual look.

The Breezy shirt is available at E! Eclectic Apparel & Accessories mainstore or at March Mesh Madness. Try a free demo, all mesh clothing from E! comes in 5 standard sizes.

As obsessed with mesh as I am, it’s great to combine new things with old favourites from your inventory. I chose the cafe shorts from Surf Couture since the colour looked good with the shirt, at least with my lighting. These Tennessee slip-ons from Reek are great colour-change flat espadrilles, ideal for a day at the shore. I’ve had these Gos sunglasses for 2 years but I wear them again and again. Love the colour / texture changing options that Gos products provide.

Details:
Hair: Elikatira – Later (Brown 08)
Skin: Curio – Petal [Dark}  Pout – Pure 3
Shirt: E! Eclectic Apparel & Accessories – Breezy Shirt (Sky)
Shorts: Surf Couture – Cafe Shorts (Ocean)
Tanks: fri.day – classic.beater (white)
Shoes: Reek – Tennessee Slip-ons (colour change)
Bag: Boom – Take it easy tote (good)
Glasses: Gos – Butterfly Glasses (platinum)
Pose: Estetica – Lie to me (Photographic 10 pack)

 

 

New Reek Cardis and Gos Desert Boots!

Riq Graves of Reek and Gospel Voom of Gos Custom Design are two of my favourite male designers.  They both excel at sculpting and texturing, producing consistently high quality, stylish and fun products.  Today I am featuring a new release from each of these talented guys.  From Gos Custom Footwear, the brand new Desert Boots, and from Reek, the Papercut Cardigans. Since both items can be worn by both men and women, I created a couple of looks for each gender.

The Desert Boots from Gos are as beautifully made and scripted as you would expect from Gos. If you fatpack, which I highly recommend, you can mix and match the soles, laces and boot colours. They come in a variety of colours in leather, suede and 2 tartans.
I think Gos was surprised when I was so keen on these, as he was thinking of them as a men’s shoe. And they are a great casual men’s shoe, that perfect place between sneakers and dress shoes. But if you were around in the 80s, you will remember that women can and did wear these shoes too. I love them with these casual looks. Although they come sized for men, they are resize scripted you can easily size them down to fit a size 0 foot, as I did here.

The Reek Papercut Cardigans are another great casual piece that will soon become a staple in your wardrobe.  With an amazing 17 colours to choose from, these cardigans come with 3 styles of collar (plain, hood down and hood up), two styles of cuff (plain and rolled), and 2 body sizes for women. All the pieces come in men’s and women’s for one price.

Both of these items are going to be solid staples of my fall wardrobe. Honestly I just kept making outfits with them, I probably could have shown you a dozen looks for women.
The men’s not so much, but that’s only because I don’t have that many men’s clothes to make outfits with!

For a limited time, you can scoop up the Gos Desert Boots in Sand for just 195L on the new Marketplace,  all the other colours and the fatpack are there too, great to treat yourself or for gift giving!

Details:
Left:
On him:
Hair: Tiny Bird – Black Sheep Boy (light black)
Shirt: Reek – Right Stripes Tee (Gray/Gray)
Cardigan: Reek – Papercut Cardigan (Coal)
Glasses: Reek: Augie (colour change)
Jeans: Adjunct – Immortal Jean (Dark Wash)
Shoes: Gos – Desert Boots (Black leather)
Necklace: Zenith Fashion – Feather Necklace (Make Him Over Hunt Prize)
Skin: Mother Goose – MiNO_LB (Lucky Board Skin)

On Her:
Hair: fri.day – Adriana (Cynical Black)
Shirt: Reek – Right Stripes Tee (Navy/White)
Cardigan: Reek – Papercut Cardigan (Navy)
Jeans: fri.day – Iunno Jeans (Dark wash, skinny)
Shoes: Gos – Desert Boots (Blue Tartan)
Necklace: fusion – Feathered necklace
Belt: Artilleri – Pyramid Belt
Skin: L.Fauna – Lapine (Mulberry)

Right:
On Her:
Hair: Tiny Bird – Have You Forgotten (Golden Auburn)
Shirt: fri.day – Twofer.Tank (Cherry.Chiffon)
Pants: fri.day – Trousers (Brown)
Scarf: Milk Motion – My Vintage Scarf
Bag: Milk Motion – My Vintage Bag
Cardigan: Reek – Papercut Cardigan (red)
Glasses: Gos – Butterfly Glasses (Cherry)
Shoes: Gos – Desert Boots (Cola Suede)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson

On Him:
Hair: MADesigns – Ali (leather) dark brown V
Shirt: Reek – Classic Tee (tan)
Cardigan: Reek – Papercut cardigan (brown)
Pants: Savile Row – Harris Tweed Trousers
Watch: DCCXXIII – FW-16
Shoes: Gos – Desert Boots (Brown suede)
Skin: Belleza – Thomas

All Poses: Estetica

2010 Shoe Fair of SL ends today 6pm!

Today is the last day of the 2010 Shoe Fair of SL. We are 80,000L short of the 1 million linden goal that we had hoped to reach for the charity Soles4Souls. The sims will close today at 6pm SL time, so if you haven’t been yet, please go, buy some shoes, or even donate a few lindens if you can. This is a really great cause and you can pick up some fabulous new footwear while doing good, it’s a win-win!

My look of the day is what I put together for the Shoe Fair Hillbilly Hoedown yesterday. I loved the outfit so much my av is still wearing it! You can pick up the Fringe Western Boots at the Anexx booth on Ruthenium. The pink ones will donate 100% to Soles4Souls.

Head over to 2010 Shoe Fair of SL now! We have just 6 hours left to hit the 1 million linden goal!

Details:

Boots: Anexx – FringeWesternBoots (camel)
Belt: Nyte ‘N’ Day – Ginger Belt (brown) – really wishing I had fatpacked this
Hat: Reek – Ween Cowboy hat (colour change, shown in camel)
Jeans: Armidi – Grace  Jeans (vintage)
Top: Artilleri – Zee tank top (white)
Jewellery – Fusion – feathered set
Hair: Truth – Belinda (burgundy) (edited to fit under hat)
Skin: Belleza – Alyson (Pale 4)
Eyes: Poetic Colours (blue surf)

Sales: fri.day, Zaara, Kyoot, New releases from Reek & A-Bomb & a Ticky Tacky sneak peek

Some amazing sales are wrapping up over the next few days! Starting with fri.day! Everything is on sale, for 50, 75 or 100L! Including the brand new release Brande and Brande 2 hair shown here! Clothing, shoes, accessories, hair, everything’s on sale so get over there before the sale ends tonight!

Zaara also has a huge sale on, aside from some newly released items all the jewellery and clothing is on sale for 50% off. I stocked up on all the jewellery that I’ve had my eye on, as well as some great clothing and this lovely bikini.

Kyoot has a sale on until June 16th, I picked up a few things including the skirt in the centre, nothing over 100L so there are lots of great deals there too!

L.Fauna skins are on sale! L$425 for one, L$1500/5 and the lips are colour change in appearance, so these are very versatile! I was unable to resist. Skins come with a cleavage version as well as freckled or unfreckled. A super good deal! Sale ends June 15th so you have a few more days to go and try out the free demos. Do try out the colour change on the lips too, I went for the darker lip on the Mulberry but I was amazed by the range of lip colours I can have on this one skin.

The glasses are all new from Reek, the unisex Park Shades are colour change with a hud. They can be either sunglasses or clear, and are full of retro nerdy cuteness!

The Kelly deck shoes shown in the second look are from A-Bomb, like all their shoes they are colour change! Get them now for L$150 – limited time offer so you should scoop them up quickly. They are perfect for all your casual summer looks and look great on both men and women. 10 colours for one price, can’t be beat!

The gorgeous star jewellery shown in the first three looks is by Narita Rayna of Ticky Tacky, it’s a sneak peek of her new releases coming up at the next Black Baccanal on June 30th. Stay tuned for slurls and more details on this event. In the meantime, if you haven’t been to Ticky Tacky lately, you should go! Narita has a whole huge new store and lots of new releases.

All poses are by Estetica, we are participating in some great events this summer, so we’re hard at work on new releases of poses and pose furniture, as well as some cute prefabs.

Details:

All: Hair: fri.day – Brande & Brande 2 (dramatice red)
Skin: L.Fauna – {Lapine, Tan 1} [Mulberry]
Eyes: Poetic Colors – ocean (blue surf, m)
Glasses: Reek – Park Shades (colour change)
Poses: Estetica

Left 1: Clothing: fri.day – Vneck sweater (teal)
Classic beater (black)
Trousers (black)
Shoes: fri.day – Dream.booties (teal)
Jewellery: Ticky Tacky – Starchild necklace

Left 2: Clothing: fri.day – Layering Tank Scoop (green)
Rolled.cargos (stone)
Shoes: A-Bomb – Kelly Unisex Deck shoes (colour change)
Jewellery: Ticky Tacky – Etoile Brillante Set

Centre: Skirt: Kyoot – Scarlet Mobstress
Top: Whippet & Buck – Rachelle cropped bustier (black)
Jewellery: Ticky Tacky – Starlight Jewellery set
Shoes: G*Field – Ribbon Pumps (black)

Right 1: Clothing: Zaara – Esha Bikini (lime crush)
Chinos *khaki* (unisex)
Shoes: Surf Co. – Freedom Flops (beige)

Right 2: Clothing, Shoes and Jewellery: Zaara
Mishti Tank (purple)
Larin Skirt (ebony)
Shoes – Ilaida Mojri (black) *not on sale
Jewellery: Nizam Necklace (white)
Nizam Choodiya (bangles) (white)

New from Tiny Bird, Reek, Actchio and Shiny Things

So many gorgeous new things have come out in the last little while!  I’m showing you a few here, starting with the Ginger boots from Shiny Things. These ankle boots are so cute, with 6 shades to choose from, they have flowers on the sides and a really nice leather texture. I’m wearing them in oil.

Tiny Bird has long been known for lovely hair, but lately Autumn Hykova has begun to create some really nice clothing. A couple of weeks back she released her Saint Augustine dress, this week she has a new dress out, the Painted Flowers dress which comes on all layers and includes 2 versions of the top, one with a tee under (shown) and prim sleeves, and one with just the strapless dress.  Also new this week are the Mykonos tops, shown on the left in teal. I can imagine this top in real life, light and breezy in cotton, and with some delicate white embroidery detail. I love these. (can you tell?)

My friend Silver Milneaux has 2 new styles of tights out at her store Actchio. Shown are the Oriental Fishnets in pale pink, these and her Rose Tights are available in 12 colours.

Reek release new glasses this week! The Junior Shades are colour change and so cool and dorky. Love! They come with an easy to use hud to change the frame and lens colour and lens opacity.

Of course the fri.day sale is on! Everything is either 50, 75 or 100 lindens. New releases are also coming, and will be released at sale prices! The sale runs until June 12, so you have lots of time. I had these trousers in a few other colours, but picked up the white ones at the sale (along with rather a lot of other things….)

Details:
Left: Top: Tiny Bird – Mykonos Top (teal)
Pants: fri.day – Trousers (white)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti (silver)
Glasses: Reek – Junior Shades (colour change)
Bracelets and nails: Mandala – Takara Bangle white/and nails
Hair: Tiny Bird: Postcards from Italy (Deep Red)

Right: Dress: Tiny Bird – Painted Flowers dress (nude)
Boots: Shiny Things – Ginger Boots (oil)
Necklace: Shade Throne – The Gossip (party)
Tights: Actchio – Oriental Fishnets (pale pink)
Hair: Tiny Bird – Quiet Houses (warm brown)
Skin: Belleza (Alyson Pale 7)
Poses: Estetica

Frame modified from a stock resourse by http:// sevtex.deviantart.com/

New Reek Slides and new hair from fri.day!

So the other day I headed out with Litzi, Ashlee and KawaiiNicole to take some snaps in Reek’s new sandals and socks. The search for a place where we could all rez enough to get some pictures without crashing took longer than planned.

I still managed to snap the four of us in all our dorky hotness. As you can see, Reek has you covered for summer. We all dug out our Reek bikinis, board shorts, tees and some of the fun accessories for which Reek is so well known.

This is a long post so please click through for all the details!
Check out the detail on the shoes:

The Reek Slides can be worn with or without socks, and come in 14 colour combinations. They are a sporty style slide sandal, with immaculate sculpted details, from the bumps on the sole to the stitching. There are 10 different sock colours included, and the toe on the sculpted foot of the socked version is colour change to match the socks.The insole is also colour change.

In the second image I am wearing the brand new Michelle 2 hair from fri.day. Michelle and Michelle 2 feature the same casual  looped up pony, with different bangs options. See below for front and back views:

I always love fri.day hair, and I came up with a couple of looks using Michelle that I will post later. It’s a nice laid back style that can look great at the beach, tucked under a hat or be dressed up. I think what I love best about fri.day hair is that it’s almost always something I can see myself enjoying in real life.

I have been shopping up a storm this week and have lots of new pretties to share with you! Stay tuned!

Details after the break: Continue reading “New Reek Slides and new hair from fri.day!”

New Bikinis and Board Shorts from Reek – Sneak peek of Estetica’s upcoming release

Check out the super cute new bikinis and board shorts now out at Reek! Mix and match to create your perfect summer looks! The Sovay Board Shorts come in 12 colour combinations and look great with the Province Bikini tops or with your favourite tee shirts!
The Province Bikini tops come in 15 colours and four types of patterns – Bird, Floral, Gradation and Striped. I’ve shown one of each above. The Province Bikini Bottoms come in 13 solid and gradation colours to mix and match with the tops.

The Bikini tops and bottoms have cute matching ties with little beads, and the board shorts have a sculpted tie at the front. As always from Reek, they are beautifully made. Reek also has some other great summer items out including a sandcastle, Adirondack chairs, Sun burn you can wear, and sand piles to bury your friends in! When you are done, cool off with some Reek soda and listen to your Reek radio!

The poses and surf boards shown are a sneak peek of my next release for Estetica, I’m still working on the poses and textures. But the Surfer Girl Pose set will include surf boards to hold or sit on, as well as unposed versions.  Coming next weekend at Estetica!

The hair I’m wearing is the latest group gift from Waka & Yuki.  Head over to the main store and wear your group tag to get yours!

Details:
Bikinis and Board Shorts: Reek Province Bikini Tops and Bottoms, Sovay Board Shorts
Hair: W&Y – New 141 – group gift available in store
Skin: Belleza – Alyson (Pale 7)
Surf Boards and Poses: Estetica – Sneek Peek – available next weekend!

Show your Love – SL Fundraising for Haiti

Living on the West Coast of Canada, I am accutely aware of the danger posed by earthquakes. We are taught in school what to do in the event of a quake, and we are waiting for the “big one” that is sure to come some day. The people of Haiti are dealing with the aftermath of a devastating quake, in a country with no building codes, so homes and public buildings alike just crumbled, leaving as many as 200,000 dead and an estimated 1.5 million homeless.

Aid agencies are struggling to cope in impossible conditions.  Looting and lawlessness is rampant, and they have a daunting task just trying to cope with the injured. They need all the help they can get. There has been an outpouring of donations from people all over the world.

In Second Life, many stores have set up Red Cross donation boxes and/or special items for sale with 100% going to the Red Cross.  Omgwtf Barbecue has organized a skybox on the Scribble sim where vendors can set up their items. More items are being added all the time. 100% of the purchase price is going to the Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief. Above right I’m wearing one of 4 tee shirts by Reek. On the left I have on fri.day’s item, a recolour of their Thermal Henley.

Maitreya has set 2 colours of their new Sasha hair out for 50L each, to benefit the Red Cross. It’s at the mainstore, to the left inside the hair building.  Shown above is the bistre colour. The knit hat is colour change.

The poses are by Esme for (pda) also available at the skybox. Myth.takes contains 5 poses,  shown are “All My Heroes are Weirdos” and “Sweet Life”.

It may seem like a drop in the ocean, when you read the news and see the devastation. But we can make a difference.  Second Life’s creators are stepping up and doing their part to help, and every linden raised counts. Go check it out, and remember to check back as more items are being added all the time.

Also worn:
Skin: Curio Elf Petal Holiday Group Gift (no longer available)
Jeans: [SC] Belmar skinny jeans Original wash

Shoes & Accessories Hunt

I was SO excited when I first saw the posters for the Shoes and Accessories hunt. Then I checked out the official blog and saw the list of participating vendors, and I could hardly wait to begin!

Shown is just a sampling of the many amazing quality items from some really talented creators.
The hunt starts at [hoorenbeek] but you can take an slurl from the list and start wherever you like. The organisers have kindly posted hints to help you find the items. You are looking for a prim with a picture of a shoe on it, pink for women’s items, blue for men’s and yellow for unisex.

I am wearing the Zenith Sweater hair and Reek Autumn boots in Navy, both hunt items.
As you can see I was having fun trying things on, shown are bags from {Lark} and Indyra Originals, shoes from Ingenue, Boots from R2 fashions, *Courtisane*, Nardcotix, sneakers from Duh! and HOC and MB-Creationz. The belt is from Ducknipple, and the hoodie I am wearing is Ducknipple’s Heatwave hunt prize.

Head on over to the official hunt blog here: http://fashionartsl.blogspot.com/   and get hunting!

Details (not hunt items):
Skin: Curio :GP: Lovely Petal (dark) Obsidian2
Jeans: Armidi (skinny) Black Classic
Pose: Olive Juice