Roll up, roll up!

Roll up, roll up!

Skin: Glam Affair – Katra (C88)
Makeup: Clemmm – Powder cheek dots
Hair: Rezology – Noir
Corset, hat, epaulets & Choker: Enfant Terrible – Showstopper (TAG)
Jacket: BOOM – After crop jacket
Fingers: CX – Finger fades (Black fashion fair)
Stockings: AviCandy – Suspender stockings
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Jolenta

Stage & Cannon: Hideki – Freak show

Posters: Second Spaces – Sideshow superstars (TAG)

Wheel & Stool: 7 Emporium – Estate sale collection

Highwire & Hoops: Pilot – Flea circus

Sign: Fetch – Abandoned set

Waiting on Autumn

Waiting on Autumn

On NomsCredits
On Xanthe
Skin: Chickadee – Rea
Hair: Little bones – Willow tree (The Secret Affair)
Mask: Lagyo – Hyleroi mask
Top + Skirt: Enfant Terrible – Midsommer dream

So this post is kind of late and I apologise, I’ve been super busy the past few days! But it’s here now and I’m with Noms again! We’re cute little autumn fairies! As always, if you want to see Noms’ outfit credits, check out her blog!

I have some exciting news about Nouveaux, the shopping ‘mini mall’ for new designers that I co-own with my friends Zee, Horror and B. A new designer joined us and she’s a very talented skin creator! Skins are usually hit or miss for me. I very rarely look good in any other skins aside from Glam Affair but Chickadee skins really do look great on everyone in my opinion. Check out how gorgeous Wicca Chun, Luxy, Danni Ravinelli, Flossberri and Loony Columbia look!

Thanks for posing with me again Noms~

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Mushrooms + Lights: Half Deer – Dreamscape mushrooms

Giant Leaf: Half Deer – The sheltering leaf

Acorns: Half Deer – Fallen Acorns

 

Voodoo Child

Voodoo child

Skin: Glam Affair – Skye (Coming soon @The Arcade)
Hair & Hat: Tableau vivant – Barony (TFC)
Makeup: Nox – La Catrina (TFC)
Body: The Shops – Deluxe body
Necklace 1: Izzie’s – Blood vial necklace (TFC)
Necklace 2: Boom – Bonnwi Collier (TFC)
Dress: Faida – Baronne vendredi (TFC)
Vest & Belt: Enfant Terrible – Witches do it better (TFC)
Shoes: Noodles – Acacia sandals (TFC)
Voodoo doll: Hopscotch – Stick a needle in my eye (TFC)

A new round of The Fantasy Collective just started up and the theme is ‘Bayou’! So there’s lots of swampy, voodoo, witchdoctor goodness to be found.

We all know I’m a serial ‘re-purposer’. Because I like to have matching jewellery sets, any time I get a necklace, I just have to make copies and turn them into belts, bracelets, headdresses, anklets, even sometimes earrings! The ‘belt’ around my waist is actually a necklace by Enfant Terrible called ‘Witches do it better’ and it comes with a very nice vest to match too (you can just about see it peeking out from behind my luxurious Tableau Vivant locks!).

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Location: The Isle

 

On Olympus

On Olympus

Skin: Glam Affair – Artemis (C88)
Hair: Tableau vivant – Persephone (C88)
Headdress: Glam Affair – Victorious headdress (C88)
Wings: Half deer – Empyrean head wings (C88)
Necklace: Cae – Odyssey (C88)
Dress: Fashionably dead – Elysian fields (C88)
Shoes: Pure poison – Gold goddess sandals (C88)
Arm band: Lost Junction – Tokiwa’s treasures (We<3RP)
Ring: Lagyo – Metis ring (C88)
Nose ring: Lagyo – Metis septum ring (C88)

Hey! Guess what! There’s a new round of Collabor88 on! But it’s not just any old round of C88. It’s the 3rd Anniversary round! Take a step back in time and into Greek Mythology with tons of designers! Guest designers who have delighted us from previous rounds have returned and are joined by some new faces and of course the regulars are still there too!

Collabor88 is a very popular event, but it does last until the 7th September. So even if you can’t get into the sim now, you can always go another day!

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Chair: 8f8 – Blossom throne (C88)

Curtains: BBQQ – Curtains A

Butterflies: Enfant Terrible – Moonchild (Fantasy gacha carnival)

Gazebo: DDD – Garden Pavillion (C88)

 

Rust Away

Rust away

Top: Pixicat – Cutout tie top (New!)
Jeans: Pixicat – Highwaisted jeans (New!)
Boots: Fri.day – Hunter boots
Bag: Xiaj – ibi messenger bags (TCF)
Pose: Del May – How about it?

Have you been to The Chapter Four yet? No? Well go! There’s a bunch of cute stuff this round from the regulars as well as couple new designers popping in too! Xiaj has popped these messenger bags into a gacha in a whole bundle of different colours and designs from camo to polkadot (including my favourite, florals!) so you’re bound to win something that you’ll love! Offbeat has a cute cardigans gacha that I pumped so much money into! You can buy this collar as an extra add-on for the cardigans but I like collecting these to go with my other shirts as well! Since mesh isn’t the best thing to layer with, these add-on collars are great for spicing up that tank top you’ve had knocking around for ages without a bunch of scary clipping or utilising clothing layers!

Okay well have to been to Nouveaux yet? Not either?! Come on I’m trying my best here! Pixicat, our resident mesh-master has created this adorable knotted top and jeans set! They come in a variety of colours and, you can’t see under my blazer but, they have really cute cut out shoulders! Both are 100% original mesh and both are a real steal too with the jeans only coming in at 100L$! You really won’t find quality like this for prices like these so do check out Pixicat and show her some love!

Rust away

Skin: Glam affair – Aria (Arcade)
Hair: Milk – Oh Cecilia (group gift)
Hat: Enfant Terrible – Travel souvenirs (Arcade)
Blazer: The Secret store – Structured blazer
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Heart key pendant
Collar: Offbeat – Spring cardigan add shirt (TCF)

Now, you must have been to The Arcade by now, right? Good! This cute kitty-ear bowler hat is one of the common prizes from Enfant Terrible’s machine and oh my goodness is it not just the cutest? Hats with cat-ears are my weakness! I tipped it to one side to show off this cute bun hairstyle, which is a new group gift from Milk! The group is free to join and Katt puts out a new gift every month so definitely join the group and stay there! All the colour HUDs are included as well so you blondes and redheads need not fear!

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Location: The Sideroads Blues

 

Little Red + Berry’s Interview Meme!

Little Red

Shoes: Mango cheeks – Storybrooke heels (Enchantment)
Socks: The sugar garden – Frilly lace socks
Dress: Junbug – Rottkapchen (Enchantment)
Basket & Pose: Elephante poses – Little red (Enchantment)

Enchantment starts on saturday and this round is all about Little red riding hood! My pretty German-inspired dress is by Junbug at the event and comes in three cute colours, it was actually specially made to match Enfant Terrible’s wild flowers headdress and Ballerina flats as well as sort of a collaborative project, so you guys get a whole outfit from it! The poses and basket are one of the many items from one of the event’s sponsors, Elephante poses. They have a wide variety of items for sale from makeup to slink nails to poses and props! The wolf sneaking up on its unsuspecting prey in the photo below is actually a wearable mesh pet from Alchemy and is the result of another collaborative project between Nina Helix of Birdy/Alchemy and Tyr Rozenblum of Aux! Nobody is gonna mess with you with him at your side! Remember, all the items being sold at this event are exclusives, meaning they will never ever be sold again ever! So grab your basket and hood and get shopping!

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I know I very rarely take part in Berry’s Memes but I’m certainly going to try to from now on. So I’m going to kick it off with Berry’s interview meme! I got my best friend Zee to interview me as well as opening up my Ask.fm profile so people can ask anonymous questions there if they want to! I’ll warn you now, Zee and I are as mad as a box of frogs when we’re together!

  1. Zee: So, Xanthe. Who is your Second Favourite Person in SL, because obviously the First One is Me, THE ZEE, and I come First.
    • Xanthe: WELLP. Em-Zee hamster. :3
    • Zee: That is not a person though, it’s a hamster. Sigh…this is what I have to deal with…

Do you see what I mean now? I’ll get on with the real interview hehe.

  • Zeeanyway! seriousness now. So, when and how did you start SL?
    • Xanthe: I started in SL in March 2011. I think I first got into it because I liked the idea of creating an avatar and going shopping and fashion etc. Plus is was a good way to keep in touch with my sister who also had an account, but lived away from me
  • Zee: Ah, speaking of sister in SL, this is not something most of your readers/followers know: your Dad used to SL too. XD Is he still on, and does he know he has spawned an SL Fashionista?
    • Xanthe: haha I forgot I told you about that! He tried it once after seeing it featured on The Gadget show but it didn’t really appeal to him so he doesn’t play anymore xD I might die of embarrassment if he did! he loves making fun of his daughters >.> But yes he does know. My sister talks about it all the time, she’s very proud of me haha! Even though it’s just a hobby.
  • ZeeWhen and why did you decide to blog?
    • Xanthe: I originally decided I wanted to blog when I was still very new to SL. I saw all these photos on Flickr and I didn’t know you could make outfits and write about them! But I took a very long Hiatus from SL back then and didn’t come back until May last year, that’s when I started Xantheanne’s Second Life on Tumblr. It kinda grew from there.
  • ZeeI know you have had some…not very nice messages in your blogging journey. How do you deal with them?
    • Xanthe: Not well to say the least xD I can take criticism but when people get rude or aggressive I tend to just sort of mope in a corner. I’m sure after a while I’ll just ignore them but I’m still so new to all of this, it can get a bit overwhelming sometimes. I’m just glad I have friends like *COUGH*ZEE*COUGH* I can talk to about my feelings.
  • Zeeso, from a fashionista POV. Say someone has just started SL-ing. What are the top essentials one should get, right off the bat?
    • Xanthe: New skin, new hair, new AO. There is nothing more noob-looking than avatars from 2007. Clothes can come next but really skin, hairs and AO’s should be top priority!
  • Zeeok! coolest SL experience. or experiences. so far
    • Xanthe: Coolest experience would have to be getting my first rental. Decorating my first home was a pain but I loved it so much. I’d definitely had enough of being an SL hermit. Well that’s a cool experience for me anyway. I don’t have a very exciting SLife xD
Little Red

Skin: Glam affair – Elvi
Hair: D!va – Mayumi3
Headband: Enfant Terrible – Forest flowers (Enchantment)
Wolf: Alchemy – Fenris the great wolf (Enchantment)
Corgi: Beetlebones – Corgi Puppy (The seasons story)
Choker: Enfant Terrible – Jasmyne choker (Coming soon @Fantasy gacha)

  • ZeeYou have progressed from blogging freebies in FabFree: scaling the grids for free items, doing hunts etc. to doing vendor commissions from glossy brands to getting sponsored by big brands. How was that transition? Odd? Or…?
    • Xanthe: Well X2L started out as a freebie blog. I’m a very frugal person so I don’t like spending a lot of money which is why Fabfree appealled to me. But it was definitely limiting my creativity, good freebies are few and far between. but then after I left FF, I broadened my horizons onto events, sales, discounts and now I’m getting sponsors from big brands like Finesmith and Dead Dollz! I still can’t quite believe how I’ve gotten this far in such a short amount of time!
  • Zee: What was your readers’ reaction to the transition though? From reading you to get info on freebies, to finding out you’re starting to blog more expensive stuff. Has there been any feedback on that?
    • Xanthe: I haven’t stopped blogging freebies altogether so I think that’s why there hasn’t been any complaints (yet!) they’re just a lot less frequent than they were before.
  • ZeeYour first sponsor?
    • Xanthe: Well I was first invited into the We love to blog group. Where a load of designers send out their packs but my first OFFICIAL sponsor was a store called Mmm…Kay! They made some cute hunt items that I blogged so when they saw the post I was invited to blog for them.
  • ZeePhoto-wise: how do you find the pretty locations you used for your photos?
    • Xanthe: Travel blogs! If I’m looking for a location the first place I look is Berry’s Friday finds, then I go to Cait’s blog because she goes to some great places! And then after that I have a look through the ‘Explore second life‘ flickr group. Loverdag is my favourite sim photographer!
  • Zeespeaking of favourite photographer! Who is your favourite fashion photog? Let’s make it easy by letting you name 3. I’m feeling generous today
  • ZeeTell the world your Number 1 Favourite Person, or I shall never let you leave. Make sure the answer is me though.
    • Xanthe: CLEARLY MY FAVOURITE PERSON IS ZEE ZULEICCA RESIDENT. *now put the whip down okay!?*

I also got a few questions in my Ask.FM box so I’ll answer some of those too!

Thank you so much! A lot of my inspiration comes from the items that I blog. If I have a pair of shoes that would look great in a fantasy themed outfit, I’ll try and work them in and it all kind of clicks together from there. But I’m always looking on Flickr at photos other people have done for inspiration too.

I love dressing up more than dressing down. High heels and glitter all the way!

I’m just a weirdo in general! Proud weirdoes unite!

Every time I go on holiday, I buy a post card for myself to put on the fridge! But I also put postcards that other people have written for me too.

I’ve only ever made one shape and that’s my own haha! But thank you!

Actually, yes! Turn off the adult filters on the marketplace and you’ll see what I mean haha!

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Oops! Sorry Shae, I forgot to check my fanmail box before publishing. Here’s a little section just for you!

If you could have one blog wish fulfilled – what would your wish be and why? More wishes! That’s the general rule isn’t it?

Have you ever published an embarrassing mistake without realizing it until it was live and what was it? I can’t remember any specific ones but usually it’ll be something to do with autocorrect haha!

Who is your biggest blogger crush (in a bloggy way, not a weird baby having way)? I crush on Jay Tedder Murs so hard. He’s a beautiful beautiful man.

Anyway that’s it from me today! I hope you know a little more about me now. And sorry for the wall of text but I got a helluva lot of questions! Sorry if I didn’t answer yours!

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Location: Whisper forest