I based today’s look off of this stunning jewelry set I snagged from Zenith at the Jewelry Fair. It comes in two separate sets which include necklace and earrings or bracelet and rings and is available in two colours, silver and gold! The rings on the right hand are actually designed to be worn with Slink’s Elegant hand, but it’s unrigged so with a little bit of fiddling and resizing, I got it to fit on TheShops’ hand too.
Also, don’t forget The Arcade is still going on. If you tried to go when it opened but couldn’t because of lag/region capacity then now’s your chance to try again because it’s very quiet. So you can quite happily shop in peace knowing that your winnings are safe from the lag-monster that likes to eat your hard-earned rares. I’m happy I managed to grab this chandelier from Zaara’s machine and this daybed from Scarlet Creative just seemed to match perfectly!
Build: Xin/Xiaj – Sunday morning skybox
Daybed: Scarlet Creative – Meribel lounger bed (The Arcade)
Chandelier: Zaara – Chandelier (The Arcade)
Chest: Apple Fall – Fleur Sideboard
Painting: Apple Fall – Gilt Frame (The Arcade)
Skin: Glam Affair – Artemis (Coming soon @C88)
Hair: Milana – Jayna
Glasses: TSG – Megane classic
Uniform: Amitomo – Summer school uniform (Okinawa fest)
Shoes: Tee*fy – Betty sandals (TSS)
Fan: B.C.C – Summers’ dream camera mini fan (Dreamers factory)
Bag: Mon Tissu – Sophmore satchel
All the schools in my area have broken up for the summer holidays this week. So I felt like doing something school-related was appropriate (that and I could resist this cute gacha uniform from Amitomo at Okinawa summer fest!).
In case you forgot, The Seasons story is still going on until the end of the month. You don’t have long left to grab these cute Betty sandals from Tee*fy or the various art supplies from Xiaj. There are tons of great designers at this event so I definitely recommend you take a peek if you haven’t already.
Build: Picnic – 4 door prefab
Art supplies: XIAJ – Sunday morning gacha (TSS)
Bento boxes: XIAJ – Summer bento (Okinawa fest)
Whiteboard: Half deer – Standing whiteboard
Curtains: Kalopsia – Flying curtain
Necklace: LaGyo – Maylea necklace (C88)
Jeans: Alyce – Tight jeans
Shoes: Fri.day – Venus heels (Cutie Moon)
Clutch: LaGyo – Maylea clutch (C88)
Chair: Trompe Loeil – Birdcage worn copper (Fameshed)
Hey girls! Spring has finally sprung and it certainly feels like it now. The past few days we’ve had glorious weather so I’ve been soaking up the sunshine. But it also seems like Spring is here on the grid too because a new round of Collabor88 started up yesterday and this round’s theme is ‘Watercolours in bloom’ so if you love your pastels and florals as much as I do, then this round will steal your heart (and your cash too…).
From this round, we have this beautiful hair from Tableau Vivant called Springer. The headband is materials enabled and comes with a great colour change HUD, but if you don’t fancy the headband much then there is a version you can purchase without too! Also my floral eyelashes (that’s how far my floral-addiction has come now) are from Glam Affair at this round and come in a few bright and summery colours to make any outfit look a little more striking! My pretty peach necklace and matching clutch are part of the Maylea collection this round from LaGyo, there is also a matching headpiece to go with these accessories but I decided not to wear it today. Xiaj are guesting this round too and have made some cool sweaters and cardigans for both guys and girls! You can even change the colour of the collar using the HUD full of pretty pastel colours.
Skin: Glam Affair – Brandi (Coming soon @The seasons story)
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Springer (C88)
Sweater: Xiaj – Casual sweater (C88)
Lashes: Glam affair – Spring queen lashes (C88)
I also have a sneaky peek at what’s coming up from The Seasons’ Story on the 12th! Glam affair have made some very spring-y variations of Brandi, which made her debut at the Cutie Moon Fair. She will be available in Europa and Frost tones, 5 makeups, 14 lipstick tattoos, 13 brow colours and 2 nose tattoos! My personal favourite has to be makeup 5 because of the gorgeous dewy, rosy red cheeks, but I’m also tempted by 4 with those adorable freckles!
Since I haven’t done one in a while, why not end this post with another of Strawberry Singh‘s memes? Today I decided I was going to do the Spring Season Challenge meme!
Meme Instructions: Share a spring-themed picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.
- What is the spring season like where you live? – Usually it’s cold and rainy and things don’t start heating up until April/June. But we’ve been lucky this year and have had a lot of lovely hot weather, balanced out by the occasional shower. Which is nice because we Brits aren’t used to relentless heat (remember all that kerfuffle in summer last year?).
- What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of spring? – Definitely blossoms. I love it when all the trees you thought were dead and gone over winter suddenly start bursting with gorgeous pink flowers and the petals are all over the road and the cars and blowing in the wind. We have a lovely magnolia tree in our garden that sprouts really big flowers when spring rolls around, but they died off early because we had a little bit of frost last month, so they were only around for a couple days.
- Which spring-themed sim in Second Life is your favorite at the moment? – Right now, my favourite sim is Paradiso because it’s very reminiscent of my all-time favourite sim (which sadly closed down) World’s End Garden with all the roses and flowers and water! And the best part is they’ve just opened up after a spring renewal so there are lots of new things to explore!
I decided I’d been too prissy princessy lately and wanted to grunge it up a bit for today’s post, and it goes quite well because Soleil Reed of Dead Apples has made her first skin for the Skin fair and it’s so pretty! Ari is available in a bunch of tones to suit all, different coloured eyebrows, various kinds of freckle tattoos and a few lipstick tattoos too! I also decided to wear it with Soiree’s Moondust eyeshadow which is also a Skin fair exclusive! This is the final week for the Skin Fair so grab what you can before you have to wait a few months for them to arrive in the mainstores!
I want to briefly touch on this awesome jacket that I picked up at Coco designs yesterday because it’s quite a creative use of mesh! The arms in the pockets are built into the actual jacket and not part of my pose at all so technically, my avatar arms are hidden by the alpha! Isn’t that cool? The jacket comes in a bunch of cool urban colours to choose from and it looks great paired with just plain old jeans and rugged boots!
Location: Virtual Decay
I know I’m sooooo late off the mark with this one but a new round of Collabor88 has been open since the 8th March! The theme this round is ‘back to business’ so if you love your tailored suits, high buns and ponytails then you’ll adore this round! I’m wearing this fabulous suit and pants combination from ISON which is available in a bunch of great colours and includes a HUD which lets you change the colour of the shirt underneath or remove it altogether if you want something sexier. The jewellery and handbag are gorgeous pieces from Lagyo! The bag comes in both gold and silver versions for whatever colour you choose as well as hand, forearm and no-pose versions! And it has just enough room to stuff in your fashion magazines (which I found from Offbrand furniture!). The jewellery set includes necklace, earrings and a ring for each hand which also comes in gold or silver versions so it’ll be the perfect statement to add to that little black dress
Skin: Glam affair – Sylvia (C88)
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Gloster (Coming soon @The Attic)
Jewelry: Lagyo – Mackenzie collection (C88)
Sunglasses: Luxe – Lolita glasses (Kustom9)
Blazer: ISON – Work it blazer (C88)
Pose: Ma vie – Girl fever
I’m also rocking a new hair by Tableau Vivant! It’s called Gloster and it’s unisex, so here’s something for you boys too! It’ll be available at this coming round of The Attic so be sure to keep an eye out for that! My shoes are a new release from JD for The Liaison collaborative which just opened up! You can purchase them in great colour change HUDs in either lights, darks, or even the limited edition TLC colour pack! These shoes can only be worn with the JD MyFeet Tip toe style but you can buy these at the event along with the shoes if you don’t have them yet. These won’t work with Slink feet or the default avatar feet so make sure you know what you’re purchasing before you do so!
Also available at C88 is Glam Affair’s Sylvia in Jamaica tone! Sylvia made her debut at the previous round of C88 in America tone but if paler skins aren’t for you then Jamaica is a pretty tan tone you might be interested in! Above are just a few of the many many many combinations you can create with the different eyebrows ,noses, cheeks, eyes and lips add-on packs so go crazy!
Hair – Harlow by Chemistry
Hair – Two by Faenzo
Hair – Such by Magika
And here are some more Skin Fair peeksies for you in case you still haven’t made up your mind which of the hundreds of skins you’d like to take home with you! We have Egozy’s new exclusives Laoya and Anjali. Anjali is my personal favourite because she’s a beautiful Asian skin with pretty bindi tattoos! But also we have Elysium’s Taylor which comes with a bunch of lipstick tattoos to match each tone and you can wear her with or without freckles and cleavage!
Bike: Xiaj & Zzang – Rust bikes (Kustom 9)
Hat: Attic – Straw fedora (Kustom9)
Shoes: FAUN – Sleepy kitty flats (Kustom9)
Skirt: Offbeat – Spring daily skirt (Kustom9)
Pose: Flowey – Walkin’ (Modded with Animare, C88)
My favourite time of the year is just as Spring is going into Summer because all the fields where I live turn this stunning vivd yellow with flowers and cherry blossoms are just everywhere. I used to live in the country so going on walks like this or riding my bike between the fields was a big part of my summer as a kid or after school my friends and I would eat ice cream in my friend’s garden (which is just a field haha) and talk about the stupid things like boys and school and we’d laugh so much. So I think for this photo I wanted to recreate the warm evenings just aimlessly taking my bike around the fields.
Offbeat’s release for this round of Kustom9 is actually pretty perfect for country strolling! Mix and match the Spring Daily tees and flared skirts for whatever look you feel like, they all go together! Pair it with FAUN’s adorable kitty flats for a cute and comfy look and grab a bike from Xiaj and Zzang’s bicycle gacha and take bike-race photos with your friends
I’m also wearing the first skin Okkbye has created and she’s very pretty! Her name is Marina and she’s available at the skin fair in a ton of different tones and you can also purchase extra packs for freckles, lipsticks and even sleepy eye-bags! Check out the gallery below for some more of my skin fair haul and maybe you’ll find a new skin that suits your style! I’ll be showing you the final new skins before I start showing off the cosmetics over the next couple days so look forward to it!
Location: Piwnica pod Aniolami w Skirolawkach
Hair – Conclusion by Elikatira (RETIRED)
Hair – Heidi by ISON
Hair – Tamora by Chemistry
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!
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!
Location: The Sideroads Blues