sometimes, halloween is about… indulgences. the holiday gives you free reign to dress up as whatever you like. a vampire, a ghost, a zombie…. anything that tickles your fancy.
so today, it’s actually my best friend who inspired these costumes.
is *all* about the anime, so when we found a few key accessories on the marketplace..
…i knew i’d have to indulge her, just a li’l bit.
these mesh heads from utilizator
are all kinds of awesome — i’m wearing the regular female version but vivienne
is wearing the *chibi* style (and is so cute i could scream x3) — and are chalk full of options. there are several facial expressions, including different mouth and eyebrow positions, as well as different eye styles and colors… and each come in three skin tones, with matching skins and head pieces, for tons
these would be fantastic for cosplay in sl — emulating a favorite character from an anime or manga series would be a breeze with these head pieces — but they also work for making up your own types of characters like vivi && i have done.… Read the rest
so! back to a more normal look for now, because you can’t spend all of october in costume…
…well, i guess you could, and i’d certainly try, but y’know. just go with it.
vip group members for oOo studio
were treated to this grungy loft posebox the other day && it inspired the entire look you see here. pose props, for me, are usually hot or miss — i tend to like them, but only if they’re unique enough to really stand out from finding a nice in-world backdrop. and this one, with the included poses and all those dynamic shadows cast through the windows and doors, was definitely a hit with me.
also released the other day are these pierced && gauged ears, from mandala
. it was instant love for me, i *had* to have them, and they are worth every linden imho. the options alone for wearing these make them fantastic — there’s tons
of textures and colors to choose from for every single part of these ears (including the *adorable* kitty faces i chose here for the plugs) as well as several sizes of gauges in either plugs or tunnels.… Read the rest
so! i’ve done
for halloween (well, technically three if you count bff vivi
too!) and today i have another one..
they’re coming to get you, barbara…
i’m not sure what’s more terrifying — a lone zombie meandering down the street (because you know where there’s one, there’s many
not far behind) or the fact that said zombie is carrying a rather large knife. nevermind *how* the zombie got the knife, though, because… it just seemed fitting for the look, okay? xD
this look is surprisingly easy && inexpensive to put together, too, if you act fast! the ghostly white skin i’m using here is part of the gachas @ the arcade
from glam affair
&& the current round is only up until the 15th
(and that’s tomorrow!). but for a very small cost, you can try your luck at the machines… and there are several skintones available that’d work well for a zombie look!
and all the bloody marks and clothing are from edelweiss
… and are *free*!… Read the rest
don’t mind me, i’m just lounging around today..
suppose i needed to recover from the nekkidness
of yesterday. ;P
so i slipped into a comfy (and still pretty!) tank top from red mint
&& these cozy mesh socks from intrigue co
(out @ collabor88
) that are totally adorbs and called it a day.
my hair for today is actually a *freebie*(!!) from magika
— two colors of this faint
hairstyle, the orange-dipped style i’m wearing here && another tipped in red, are available to subscribo members free for halloween! this straight bang’d style, complete with long curly q strands falling over the shoulders, is one of my favorite releases to date from magika.. so i may have squee’d a li’l when i saw these out for the grabbing.
and because i cannot resist accessorizing even a little bit, i tried on this *new* necklace from amorous
and totally fell in love… this orange color is gorgeous, all the metal bits ‘n’ pieces are color change (ranging from dark silver to a deep bronze to a shiny black), and all the details on this piece are just perfection.… Read the rest
when you’ve been blogging as long as i have (working on 3 years, now!), it’s really really easy to hit
. like writer’s block or artist’s block, it just kinda hits at random and suddenly… nothing looks good together, nothing works for an outfit, nothing jumps out at you and clicks for a cohesive look. and after blogging almost daily for all this time (not counting the times i’ve had to take breaks, eh heh), that’s a whole lotta looks! and that’s a whole lotta posts! so naturally, i’ve *got* to hit outfit block every once in a while… right?
this is one of those times. i had a lot of stuff i wanted to show off here on my blog, but nothing i did looked quite right. so i’ve got the awesome stuff on and… very little else.
needless to say, these are nsfw
. you’ve been warned~
so! not only am i stark naked
, but i’m also decidedly.. hair-less. i mean, not in the way it *sounds* (get your mind out of the gutter!), but i’m not even wearing hair.… Read the rest
new goodies at
, a lovely new collection at league
(including a set of *freebies*!) && embracing the flushed cheeks
sort of chilly temps outside..
shades of mint, golden pink and bleached bone are not exactly typical
for autumn, but *i* think this look works! i mean, who is to say i cannot wear a nice short skirt when it’s windy and blustery outside, hmmm? ;P i have tights on! that’s enough…. right?
but! i mentioned new stuffs, didn’t i?
the new collection @ collabor88
rolled over the other day… and a few of my favorite things this round include the skin i’m wearing here by glam affair
with the most *perfet* rosy-red cheeks, this mint sweater by ufo
complete with a flamingo-patterned button down underneath, and these spiked bracelets by maxi gossamer
. i couldn’t help but pair the sweet, feminine sweater with these punk’d out
bangles — not only does it keep a li’l extra bit of vixxie
in this look, but offers a nice contrast between cute ‘n’ trendy and dark ‘n’ badass.… Read the rest
the other day
when i blogged two of the pxl
gatcha skins with bff vivi
… and i mentioned at the very end how i had a second skin i was working on a look for?
this skin is labeled as demon
… but this half-beauty, half-beast sort of face *immediately* made me think of a certain villain from gotham city. and thus, this look was born.
and, i have to say — it has been a long
long time since i was *this* inspired by a set of skins. they are so creative, and because of that, it was easy to be creative myself when dressing to match them. i am *so* in love with this skin, honestly, that i about squeeeeeeee
‘d when the gatcha gods smiled upon me and i got it on my second try.
of course, i couldn’t simply dress in a half-and-half suit and call it a day. i mean, certainly that’d be fitting for the character i’m trying to emulate and everything… but i had to girly
it up just a li’l bit. a lacy bodysuit from sakide
, knee-high boots in black ‘n’ white from gos
, half and half stockings from izzie’s
and this perfect
mesh jacket from gizza
round out the look in tailored, monochrome loveliness.… Read the rest
too early, in my humble opinion, to start thinking about halloween…
i love christmas, i love easter, i love my birthday (yes, my birthday *totally* is a holiday, tyvm).. but there’s just *something* about halloween that really tickles my fancy. it’s been the holiday i look most forward too all year ever since i was a little kid. i love dressing up, i love scary ghost stories, the candy isn’t bad … it’s just fun
. and figuring out costumes in my sl as well as my rl is just as exciting!
&& i both absolutely fell in love
with these gatcha skins from pxl
released earlier this week. each face is something different and the variations range from super spooky to pretty and whimsical. but these two skull-versions, mine as more of a hollow skeleton face and vivi’s as an absolutely stunning
sugar skull, really inspired us both~
we dressed in lovely, frilly dresses.. both from violent seduction
.… Read the rest
i have a hat.
and it is awesome. :3
the newest releases from burley
included this amazingly wavy hat-and-hair combo && i immediately fell in slooooooooove. the brushed-over bangs and this hat are just ridiculous amounts of awesome and i pretty much had
to have it the moment i saw it.
so i put together an *urban casual* sort of look, befitting of my new hat~
i’m even wearing *two* freebies with this look — one of which, the glasses, i snagged @ swag fest
. i love
a good pair of glasses && these oversized frames were not only *1L*, but they’re also infinitely color-change. i liked the way the dark gray checks here matched with my sweater (by erratic
, which is out for the new round of fameshed
!), but i just as easily could’ve gone with red or yellow or piiink… a fully customizable cheapie like this is awesome!
the necklace i’m wearing is also a freebie — a group gift from the jewellery exchange
.… Read the rest
where, exactly, did september go? is it just me or did this entire month just
on by? not that i’m complaining or anything, i mean… tomorrow is october 1st && all.. and only brings me closer to halloween (aka, my absolute favorite holiday of the year!), but seriously! september seemed to go by really, *really* fast!
so i’m embracing the incoming autumn today~
*discounted* autumn at that — almost everything i’m wearing clothing-wise is on sale or heavily discounted!
this two-tone sweater is from milk motion
&& is set out @ the mainstore for a tdr-esque discount. the cropped hem && realistic texturing made this a no-brainer, i grabbed it immediately. and i love it, especially for how well it works with a more layered look like i’m wearing here with a (freebie!) tank underneath from jane
the mesh jeans i’m wearing here are from crash republic
and i originally saw them on oh ohna
‘s blog.… Read the rest
i’ve been doing a lot of editing of things in my sl lately… my inventory has been the main thing i’ve worked on (and *still* am working on! it is a never-ending process, i’m tellin’ you!), but i’ve been giving my personal shape a li’l bit of a tweak here and there recently as well.
my shape, over the years, has evolved a lot.. but i rarely tweak it for things most people tend to. i rarely, if ever, make changes to my shape for skins — if it doesn’t look good on my shape as-is, then i just don’t buy it. i like being “recognizable”
(har har) in different skins, even if the appearance of my face can vary with one skin or another.. then at least the basic structure underneath is the same as always. i change things about my shape when i feel i need or want to && while this happens rarely, there are some significant changes to my current shape when compared to.. say.. the shape i wore when i first started blogging.… Read the rest
with the turn of the seasons, my rl weather has been cold, gloomy and soaked with rain. watching it storm outside my real windows inspired me to bring all those chilly raindrops into the virtual world with me..
i *love* the rain. the best weather for getting a good night’s sleep is when it is cool && rainy… and i really love listening to raindrops fall on the roof. but having to go out in it is a whole other story…
luckily, tea time
released this set of mesh trench coats which were *perfect* for creating a rainy day kind of look in-world. i love the combo of this warm brown color with accents of deep red. the subtle pattern on the cut-outs on the side add a bit of interest && all the li’l details (the metal buckles, buttons, and belt at the waist) make this a really well-made piece.
wearing a hat, with this red mint
mesh hair && a gorgeously
patterned umbrella from the sea hole
completes my rainy day attire… and with those, i added in accents of a dark teal.… Read the rest
a new round of
started up today…
..pardon me while i dress to fit the theme. *ahem*
sometimes, i just can’t help but attempt
to be ‘artsy fartsy’. i indulge these whims even if they seem counter productive — as awesome as this torn lace overlay (from dg
) is, it *is* appropriately named (obscure
, if you’re curious!). because while it looks fucking amazing for photographs, it really does take away from what i’m trying to show off here: a new
set of piercings from haus of darcy
i’m wearing the new end of the night
piercing set here (colors of metal from left to right is razor, slide && silver lining) and it includes not only the face and chest piercings, but also several body tattoos for varying layers of infection around the piercings. aydan darcy
‘s piercings are *always* delicious — i’ve said this many times here on my blog, so i’ll save the broken record! — and this set is a lovely addition to the entire hod collection.… Read the rest
not *fifty*, but just a few. ;P
so! bff vivi
&& i raced
to g field
the other day when we saw these new beth ankle booties released. and we both, once we stopped drooling all over the demos, snagged ‘em in gray and black. we could not resist playin’ dress up with them and thus… these looks were born.
these boots are *so* great for fall — which the weather for me in my rl is lookin’ more and more like autumn — and they’re designed to perfection. the laces, metal && soles are all color-change no matter which color of boot you pick up.. and the overall shape and texturing on these is just wonderful.
the booties were also released with a set of floral-patterned tights (which are set out @ the ridiculously
affordable price of just *50L* per color!) which vivienne
is wearing here in the black-and-gray combo. and this look she put together here, with a longer tunic (from villena
) and leggings and boots all works together in a trendy, but casual outfit.… Read the rest
keeping my virtual closet tamed is an arduous task. there are
talented content creators out there on the grid these days that trying to limit myself seems… almost foolish. there’s too many awesome things out there to wear and to see and to *hoard* in my inventory, that calling myself a shopaholic
..is really an understatement.
if you remember not so long ago
, i took on the job of organizing my inventory. at the time, in january, i’d whittled my inventory number down to a mere 21k
. and it was *awesome*. i could easily find things, i had everything sorted in folders && subfolders, and i didn’t have the unnecessary clutter of older, unused items hanging around. they were boxed up or deleted and it was a beautiful thing!
i kept up with it for quite some time — making sure i immediately unboxed everything i bought && then organized it down into my inventory appropriately. i kept a folder of things i wanted to blog separate and, once i had blogged it, i moved it down into the rest of my inventory.… Read the rest
every time i’m
all alone i fall
i’ve been working on some stuff
in world lately, which has caused me to go on a music spreeeeeeee. and this
has been on repeat for me for quite a while now. i love this song.. and more importantly, i love scott weiland. :3 i have ever since i first heard stone temple pilots way back when.
not that the music has much to do with my look-of-the-day post, but. there ya go. xD listen to the song, okay!
as for my look, it’s pretty much a mish-mash of things i’ve been wanting to wear — mostly, this super
sexy hooded dress from cynful
&& these stocking-and-legwarmer combo heels from luck inc
that are all kinds of awesome. they are sexy me
i really love this hairstyle, too. dela
for hair is still relatively new-to-me, but after a few trips there (and a few recs from friends raving about this brand), i’ve given it a shot a couple of times. and i have to say, this loosely braided pigtail style is probably my favorite of the store’s offerings..… Read the rest
funny, isn’t it, how a single pair of boots can inspire an entire look?
suppose it’s logical enough, considering how insanely sexy
said boots (from grollwerk
) are. :Q__
and it is not the first time this has happened for me in sl…. quite often, i find myself going oooomgah those BOOTS
and immediately envisioning all the ways i’d wear them. it happened with the slink thigh high mesh boots… with the skullhand-heel boots i grabbed ages ago from pixel fashion… several of the boots i own from neurolabs… *any* of the knee-high or ankle boots i’ve picked up from gos… perhaps i have a hidden (or not so hidden) fetish for boots, but they certainly are a weakness for me.
and because of these boots, it gave me yet another excuse to indulge my inner sci-fi geek
. i’ve been finding more && more lately that i *love* these sorts of cybernetic fantasy looks… and it is a style
i gave a chance really by accident.… Read the rest
gatcha event started yesterday, if you’ve not heard…
…and it is full of such
i have a serious problem with gatchas — i will play and play and play
until i get what i want (which, more often than not, is the rares inside, ahah). but this time? i really lucked out when it comes to the things i won! yaaaay me and yaaaaaay for my luck~
the pretty peach top by ison
, the *adorable* bow’d mouse ears are from auxiliary
, the grocery bag packed full of macaron cookies is by bcc
&& the gorgeous magenta eyes are by insufferable dastard
— and all are spoils of my gatcha-ing. and even luckier for me? they all worked awesomely together!
i paired it all with some *new* mesh jeans, also from auxiliary
(and are out @ fameshed
) and a pair of peachy-pink metallic heels from g field
in the *most* perfect matching shade… and i toted my full grocery bag all around an incredibly adorable sim called itutu
, which provided a very fitting background.… Read the rest
if you know me, you know i *love* my prim nails. i’m almost never without them… i have this
with them. i think they add just a li’l touch of extra realism to my hands (which, let’s be honest, the second life avatar hands leave much to be desired) && i really, really like the way they look on. wearing prim nails has become as much of my outfit routine as wearing piercings, tattoos or blonde hair. i never feel *complete* without a pair on.
while my own personal taste in nails tends to lean towards super long, sharp and claw-like… more “normal”
sets of nails seem to work best for everyday wear. and since a favorite brand of mine for prim nails, virtual insanity
, has come out with several new collections of nails.. i thought it fitting to give myself a manicure here and show ‘em all off. :3
the top row shows off three shorter sets of nails… which are perfect
when you want a touch of color on your fingertips && glove-layer nails just aren’t cuttin’ it.… Read the rest