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Walkin’ After Midnight

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Sneaking in one final post to celebrate items from the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, which wraps up in the evening of Friday, August 21st. This will be an uber-shorty as you don’t need to read my jibba-jabba when there’s limited time shopping afoot (or whichever mesh body part strikes your fancy!) Please enjoy! ♥

Walkin' After Midnight
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / AlterEgo | Daya – Almond (Brown Brows)
* Hair / Besom | India – Fade Dye HUD | Collabor88 Event, through September 6th
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Radiant Eyes – Jungle | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Grace Lipstick – 001 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | Totally Top Shelf Event, through August 22nd
Tattoo / Things | Paziah White – Faded (Belleza, TMP, Slink & Omega appliers + system tattoo layers)

Style

* Mask / ERSCH | Lace Mask (White) | Gacha Item at the Classically Kinky Event, through August 31st
* Dress / Dollle | 113 Silk Cami Nightdress – Beige | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Shoes / Essenz | Bucharest Heels (for Maitreya & Slink high feet) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st

Poses & Destination

* Pose / Signature Pose | Sophie – 003
Location / Wanderstill

The Great Escape

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Hello loves! I’ve been bone-deep tired the last few days, the kind of fatigue that I just can’t shake despite my best caffeine-and-cold-shower efforts. Like many of my kindred Second Life souls, I’ve some health troubles that shadow me and occasionally dull my spirits, but I do my best not to let them get the better of me. And it’s times like these that I melt more deeply into meditation, enjoying the rejuvenation that comes from a few minutes of pure relaxation. Many say that meditation can impart the feeling of flying or floating, and when I received these incredibly charming new poses from Kirin, that feeling of dreamy, floating repose is exactly what came to mind!

The Great Escape
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / L’Etre | Jessica Skin – Pearl Tone | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
* Hair / Moon | Requiem Hair – Variety HUD | Uber Event, through August 23rd
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Specular Eyes – Albino | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
Eyeliner / Glam Affair | Couture Eyeliner No 02
* Eyeshadow / Zibska | Rona Eyeshadow – 11 (TMP appliers + system tattoo layers) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Gemma Lipstick – 007 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st

Style

* Jewelry / Secret Love | Anne Necklace (11 gems, 3 pearls and 4 metal colors in HUD) | Totally Top Shelf Event, through August 22nd
* Dress / Salt & Pepper | Hippie Dress (Long / Sunrise) with Hippie Deluxe Belt (Gold) | The Gacha Garden Event, through August 22nd

Poses & Destination

Poses / Kirin | My Sweet Cloud Poses – 7 | Kustom9 Event, through September 10th
Location / The Vineyard at Checkmate

Thanks to the bevy of summertime and fantasy-themed events on the grid, there have been many gorgeous mermaid pictures to enjoy on Flickr these last few weeks. So I put my own spin on the trend, imagining myself as an innocent human damsel who was kidnapped by a nefarious merman and held in his watery lair, only to escape when a low-floating cloud came by as I was sunning myself on the rocks. Hee hee! Hey, stranger things have happened!

The wonderful items in my look today may almost exclusively be found at events – 7 different ones, to be exact! – and since that’s a very auspicious number, I don’t feel the least bit guilty about making you travel the grid to pick up all the loveliness! All of the SLURLs and details may be found in the credits above, but I do want to give a special mention to the luscious Requiem hairstyle by Moon for the current round of Uber. It covers one eye and is terrifically sexy and sultry, with Moon’s trademark wonderful textures and color options.

I’m also really impressed with the lovely Hippie Dress & Belt by Salt & Pepper, part of a lovely gacha set that may be found at The Gacha Garden. The dress is available in both long and short versions, and the set includes a matching necklace, bracelet, earrings, belt, and a special “Seed of Inspiration” item that may be received after 20 consecutive plays. For more information about the event, be sure to visit The Gacha Garden website, and keep an eye on the calendar as this round wraps up on August 22nd!

Fantiseason

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End o’ the week greetings to all creatures great and small! I hope you’re all having a wonderful August so far, and it’s about to get even wonderfuller (totally a legit adjective) thanks to the highly anticipated return of The Enchantment event, which opens today! And it’s far from the only fantasy-themed shopping experience on the grid; this truly is becoming the “fantiseason” of the year, with events like The Fantasy Collective, Illusion Point, The Fantasy Gacha Carnival, We Love Roleplay, and more to visit. Keep track of all the destinations for your weekend-wandering by visiting my SL Fashion & Shopping Events Tracker, and please have a gander at the lovely items I’m featuring in my own fantasy-inspired look below! ♥

Fantiseason
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Hidden Dragon
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / WoW Skins | Nour v2 – Bronze Nat | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Hair / Phoenix | Alana Hair – Color Mix HUD | Mix Event item, through
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Premium Eyes – Green v1 | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
Eyeliner / Glam Affair | Couture Eyeliner No. 02
* Eyeshadow / alaskametro<3 | Chloe Glitter Eyeshadow – Bronze (LeLutka, Slink Visage, TMP, EVE’olution & Omega appliers + system tattoo layers) | Apply Me Event, through August 20th
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Gail Lipstick – 004 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers)
Tattoo / Reckless | Joon Tattoo (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink & TMP appliers + system tattoo layers)

Style

* Piercing / PUNCH | Sirius Clip-On Septum Piercing – True Gold
* Armbands / Azuchi | Dragon Armband Onyx-Gold (Left) and Solo Gold (Right) | We Love Roleplay Event, through August 31st
* Outfit / Salt & Pepper | Becca Corsage & Skirt (sold separately, standard sizes) | We Love Roleplay Event, through August 31st
* Shoes / KC Couture | Olympus Boots (for Maitreya; Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus; Slink Physique; and Slink High feet)

Poses & Destination

Poses / Verocity | Zoe Ballet Set – 12 & 17
Location / Ippos

The delightfully-dreamy Ippos sim sets the stage for my look today, and I’m really adoring the Nour v2 skin by WoW Skins (a new-to-me designer) from the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, as well as the beautiful Chloe Eyeshadow by Alaska Metro for the Apply Me event. Creating glittery eye makeup must be no easy feat; I’d imagine it’s tricky getting the ideal texturing for that perfectly sparkly, foiled look, and like all her cosmetics, Alaska does the job beautifully!

My gorgeous tattoo is by Reckless (its matching leg tattoo may be found as a free group gift in-store), and I’m tremendously impressed with the quality of Landon Mode’s designs. And speaking of quality, Phoenix offers the beautifully-textured, softly-windswept Alana hair as their Mix Event item of the month, and I’m delighted at how perfectly it went with my look today. Really lovely style! As with all items from Mix, the Alana hair may be found in the Phoenix mainstore; I’m linking to the event website if you’re interested in checking out other participating designers. It’s a great event!

My outfit and armbands may both be found at this month’s round of We Love Roleplay, and they’re truly not to be missed! The Dragon Armbands by Azuchi are materials-enabled so they positively shine with your windlights, and are beautifully detailed and exquisitely made. The Becca Corsage & Skirt by Salt & Pepper offers you options in the HUD to change the leaf, flower and pearl colors, and they come in four lovely, earthy colors.

And of course, no dragon-charming warrior princess would be found without some impressive footwear, and the Olympus Boots by KC Couture are true perfection. As always with KC shoes, you can change everything from the main color, heel, sole, and even the metal details from within the HUD, and they offer lots of fits for your mesh bodies and bits. Speaking of feet, these boots are made for walking, so off I go to do some event shopping! See you soon! 💋

Sail Into the Sun

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Now I know what this looks like: I’m clearly not dressed for sailing, and this lil’ ship of mine is a fair distance from the shoreline, but I totally didn’t commandeer it for fashionable photography purposes, honest! Well, not purposefully; it was just floating there so innocently and enticingly off the coast of the Mesh Avenue event – how could I resist? But as you can see, my clone and I have absolutely no clue how to sail, and neither a strapping young sailor nor a randy band of pirates was anywhere to be found. So when all else fails, pose for your life! :)

Sail Into the Sun
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / The Skinnery | Emily – Bare Face (Champagne)
* Hair / Besom | Alder – Browns HUD | Collabor88 Event, through September 6th
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Specular Eyes – Hazel | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Gemma Lipstick – 008 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st

Style

* Jewelry / Secret Love | Anne Necklace (11 gem colors, 3 pearl colors & 4 metals in HUD) | Totally Top Shelf, through August 22nd
* Dress / LEGENDAIRE | Jennifer Dress (4 colors/patterns in HUD; standard mesh sizes) | FAD Fashion Event, through August 25th
* Shoes / KC Couture | Miami Heels (for Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, TMP & Slink High feet)

Poses & Destination

* Left / Zomy Poses | Portrait Poses – #6
* Right / Kirin | Sitting Pretty Pose Pack – Pose 1 (v1)
Location / Mesh Avenue

An easy-breezy, simply chic look for today, thanks to the lovely Jennifer Dress by LEGENDAIRE (available at the FAD Fashion Event), which I’m especially fond of for its deeply-dipping arm and necklines, the lusciously high left-side slit, and the perfect knee-length cut. The HUD offers four unique patterns, and it comes in standard mesh sizing. The angle hides my delicate necklace more than I intended, but it’s well worth visiting the Totally Top Shelf event to see all the lovely items on offer, and if you adore Secret Love‘s jewelry as I do, be sure to stop by the mainstore where Faylinn is offering a 50% off sale on everything through August 20th!

I also want to mention my gorgeous hairstyle by Besom, which may be exclusively found at the current round of Collabor88 through September 4th. This is the must-visit event of the week, with a dazzling number of designers contributing to the 4th anniversary round of this truly wonderful shopping experience (it’s in my Top 5 favorites for sure!) The Alder hairstyle is super versatile: a touch of bombshell mixed with sleek and chic, and that perfect mid-torso length that I love so much. Getting into C88 will be tricky for at least the next few days, but I promise it will be worth it when you get there!

Divine Blush

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Happy Friday, lovelies! I’m genuinely amazed we’re greeting another weekend so soon; feels like just moments ago I was buzzing about the grid picking up last week’s Fifty Linden Friday gems! Speaking of which, I prepped these photos a day or two ago so they’re not featured in my pictures, but I wanted to mention that Kirin Poses, whom I have the pleasure of blogging for, are offering the Keiko Pose Pack for FLF this week. The wonderful Wendz Tempest of CozeySL posted a preview on Flickr if you’d like to see the poses on offer, and they can be picked up from the Kirin mainstore until midnight SLT tonight. And now, onto more Mesh Body Addicts Fair loveliness!

Ever Afterr
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Divine Blush
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / WoW Skins | Nour v2 – Tan Natural | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
Hair / Olive | The Steamer – Satin
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Specular Eyes – Sky | SL Marketplace
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Sagan Liner – 006 (LeLutka & TMP appliers + system tattoo layers)
* Lips / alaskametro<3 | Heat Matte Lipstick – Flamingo (6 colors with LeLutka, TMP, EVE’olution, Loud Mouth, Nyam, Omega and Slink appliers + system tattoo layers) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
Tattoo / White Widow | Tesis Tattoo – White (Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, Omega, Sking, Slink, TMP, and Lola appliers + system tattoo layers) | Shiny Shabby Event, through August 15th

Style

* Jewelry / LUXE | Frida Necklace & Bangles – Rosegold (4 metal options available) | Mix Event Items, through August 31st
* Dress / Just Because | Jackie Tube Dress (Maitreya; Slink; Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus fitmesh versions + standard sizes) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Shoes / G&D | Rome Sandals – Cream (for Maitreya high, Slink high and TMP ouch feet) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st

Poses & Destination

* Poses / Signature Pose | Caroline Poses – 004 & 005
Location / Dragonfly

My lovely skin by WoW Skins, perfect lipstick by alaskametro<3, the phenomenally-fitted tube dress by Just Because, and beautifully strappy shoes by G&D may all be found at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, now through August 21st. I’m also wearing this month’s Mix Event items from LUXE, which may be found at their mainstore for a special L$150 price. Rounding out my event exclusives is the gorgeous Tesis tattoo by White Widow, which I’m wearing in the white variety. A black version is on offer as well, and may be found at the current round of Shiny Shabby through August 15th.

I’m flirting with keeping my fashion-related posts a bit more brief, as I tend to spend so much time on photos and credits that I’ve been spreading myself a bit thin lately. It’s my hope to be able to consistently post around 5 times a week, so anything that saves a few minutes these days is a blessing! :) I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week, are looking forward to a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend ahead, and are enjoying the wonderful August events so far. Please enjoy the wonderful FLF deals today, and see you again very soon! ♥