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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!

Summer Girl

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Summertime, you are a tricky beast! No sooner had I started pining for Autumn when a lovely bundle of swimsuits came my way, and with a click of an applier button, I fell in love with the summery weather once more. Also, what better way to show off a lovely new tattoo than while wearing not very much at all? And any excuse I may find to visit one of my favorite sims is a truly worthwhile one, I’d say. So strike up “Summer Lovin'”, because it’s back to the beach with me!

Summer Girl
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / AlterEgo | Janae – Almond (Blonde Brows + Cleavage)
* Hair / Tukinowaguma | Ginger – HUD 3-2 | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
* Eyes / DS’ELLES | Apocalypse Mesh Eyes – Violet (Small)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Bell Lipstick – 007 (LeLutka, TMP, Kissers, Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam & Sweet Lips appliers + system tattoo layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st
* Tattoo / White Widow | Steppin’ Tattoo (Maitreya, Belleza, Eve, Omega, Sking, Slink, TMP & Lolas appliers + system tattoo layers) | Gold Prize at The Collection by MadPea, through September 30th

Style

* Jewelry / Paper Arrow | Chevron Necklace – Gold (Maitreya Beta & Belleza Isis fits)
* Swimsuit / alaskametro<3 | Giselle II Bikini (Slink, TMP, Omega & Lolas appliers + system clothing layers) | AnyBody Event, through August 31st
Shoes / KC Couture | Brazilia Heels (Maitreya, Belleza and Slink High feet)

Poses & Destination

* Pose / Agapee | Photo Pose Set 006 – Pose 123 | WearHouse Event, through August 28th
Location / Black Basalt Beach

First and foremost, I want to mention this gorgeous White Widow tattoo, which is a Gold level prize from The Collection, the brand new interactive adventure game from MadPea. You will become the main character in a quest that will lead you to a bevy of hidden treasures, following the clues and solving the puzzles you encounter in order to progress. It’s deeper than a traditional point-and-click game, and far more than just a hunt. The Collection has deeply immersive story and a truly unique style, so I highly recommend visiting the MadPea Games website to learn more about how to get started with this not-to-be-missed event!

In shopping event exclusives, I’m wearing the beautifully hand-drawn Giselle II Bikini by alaskametro<3, which may be found at the current round of AnyBody along side my fabulous lipstick by Nova Bodyshop. Over at the WearHouse event, you’ll find the gorgeous Ginger hairstyle by Tukinowaguma – a true bombshell style with an exceptional number of choices in the color HUDs – as well as an excellent and versatile pose set by Agapee.

I also want to give a special mention to my Chevron Necklace by Paper Arrow, which is the first piece of jewelry I’ve personally seen that features a specialized mesh body fit. I’m wearing the Maitreya (Beta) fit, and it may just be the first necklace I’ve ever worn in Second Life that did not have to be adjusted or resized in some fashion. So awesome! It fits beautifully against the skin with applier clothing, and works with mesh tops as well. A fitted version for Belleza’s Isis body is also included.

I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far, and please do check out The Collection by MadPea; it promises to be a thrilling and rewarding way to enjoy a whole new aspect of Second Life, and the prizes on offer in the Silver and Gold packages are wonderful. See you there! ♥

Apple Blossoms

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Although there are still more than six weeks of summertime left, and the place I call home in First Life will be experiencing summer-like temperatures through October and beyond, I simply cannot resist a beautiful, autumnal apple orchard. It immediately brings back memories of my New York childhood, growing up in the land of the cidery, where sun-warmed apples could be eaten straight off the tree, and the smell of freshly-baked cinnamon donuts perfumed the air with their intoxicating delights.

Apple Blossoms
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Look

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / Lumae | Fae 3 – Rosy Bare (Freck/GingBrow) | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
Hair / Moon | Common Burn – Variety HUD
Eyes / Inkheart | Emotional Eyes – Hope (S)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eyelashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Becca Eyeliner – 002
Lips / Eyelure | Kiss Me – Peach

Style

* Headpiece / ERSCH | Flower Field Hair Accessory – Red
* Jewelry / ForeverFamous | Crystal Necklace (Lotus) – Gold | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st
* Dress / Salt & Pepper | Lilian Dress & Bracelet | Shiny Shabby Event, through August 15th
* Shoes / Infliction | Affair Wedge (for Maitreya, Belleza & Slink High) – Faun | Mesh Body Addicts Fair, through August 21st

Poses & Destination

* Pose / Kirin | Keiko – Pose 1
Location / Nouveaux

I spied this gorgeous little apple tree patch while I was visiting the Nouveaux sim, and couldn’t resist using it as the setting for my picture today. I really adore when shopping-centric sim designers go the extra mile and beautifully landscape and decorate their sim; it truly adds something special to the experience!

I’m wearing the wonderfully feminine Lilian Dress and Bracelet Set by Salt & Pepper, which comes in 6 unique color/pattern pairings and may be found at Shiny Shabby through August 15th. And I’m continuing to be dazzled by the items on offer at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair, which includes my freckled-to-perfection Fae skin by Lumae, the delicate Crystal Lotus Necklace by ForeverFamous, and the fabulous Affair Wedges by Infliction, which come in 10 colors for Maitreya, Belleza and Slink High feet.

I’m having a lovely August so far; I hope you are as well! I’m continuing to add events to my Second Life Fashion Events Calendar, and as always if there’s an event you’d like to see added, please leave a comment on that page or drop a notecard on me in-world with all the details. And be sure to visit the new round of Colabor88 (if you can manage to get in!) as I’ve seen some of the previews and this 4th anniversary spectacular round is looking to be absolutely legendary. Enjoy! ♥

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! ♥

Moth, Butterfly, and Torchbug

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The inspiration for my title today comes from a gorgeous piece of music I had the fortune to stumble upon from the Elder Scrolls Online soundtrack, a game I’ve not yet played, although I’m a tremendous fan of the single-player RPGs in the Elder Scrolls series. And in like kind, my look reminds me of something I might have loved to wear in Skyrim, or perhaps in another favorite RPG of mine, Dragon Age. Rather than slaying beasts today though, I’m charming them! These lovely butterflies at the gorgeous Calypso Dream sim seem to be quite interested in me, at least!

Moth, Butterfly, and Torchbug
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Moth's Wings
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Look
Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / Belleza | Eva FLF – Sunkissed
Hair / Elikatira | Lillian – Essentials HUD
Eyes / Avi-Glam | Blissful Eyes – Clarity | SL Marketplace
Lashes 1 / ACD | Lashes – 08 | SL Marketplace
Lashes 2 / Ri | Lashes – 04 | SL Marketplace
Eyeliner / Glam Affair | Couture Eyeliner No. 02
* 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

Style
* Wings / Che Bella | Seed of Inspiration – Moth’s Treasure (6 wing colors in HUD) | Gacha Item from The Gacha Garden, through August 22nd
* Mask / Spyralle | Forest Edge Mask (4 metals & 6 leaf colors in HUD) | Illusion Point Event, through August 18th
* Jewelry / Cae | Sebastian Necklace & Earrings (3 metal colors, 10 pearl colors & 10 gem colors in HUD) | Illusion Point Event, through August 18th
* Dress / Les Encantades | Chiara Dress – Olive | Illusion Point Event, through August 18th
* Feet / KC Couture | Diana Jewels (Maitreya Mid & High, Belleza Mid & High, Slink Mid & High feet)

Poses & Destination
* Kirin / Sitting Pretty Pose Pack – Pose 5 | Kustom9 Event, through August 10th
Location / Calypso Dream

With the exception of my twinkly toe jewels, everything in my style today may be found at a fashion event, three of them from the fabulous Illusion Point which is on through August 18th. From Les Encantades, I’m wearing the dreamily draped Chiara Dress, and I just fell in love with this warm, leafy green color with its golden accents. And speaking of all things leafy, how lovely is this face mask by Spyralle? I’m delighted with how perfectly it fits, and the included HUD offers 4 metals and 6 beautiful leaf colors to choose from. Also from Illusion Point is the utterly charming Sebastian jewelry set by Cae, which features a delicate crab in 3 changeable metal colors, with 10 gorgeous pearl options and 10 jewel tones for its wee little eyes.

Another wonderful event exclusive is from Che Bella and it’s the Moth’s Treasure Wings, which may be found at The Gacha Garden. Much like the recent Epiphany event, The Gacha Garden has a really unique twist to its gachas: once you’ve pulled 20 times on a single machine, you are guaranteed an ultra-rare item – a “Seed of Inspiration” – that will be retired forever after the event. To learn more about how the event works, and to see the truly exceptional list of event designers and sponsors, be sure to visit The Gacha Garden website!

I also have to mention how much I adore this rich magenta/plum lipstick by Nova Bodyshop, which may be found at Totally Top Shelf. I think this is my favorite Nova lipstick so far: it fits my pouty lips just perfectly, and the shade is striking without being too deep. Perfect! And as always with Noctea’s wonderful cosmetics, the Grace lipsticks come with a wide range of appliers, which I’ve listed in the credits above. I’m also using a pose from the excellent Sitting Pretty Pose Pack by Kirin, which may be found this month at Kustom9. Sitting poses that work well with mesh clothing can be a bit tricky, I’ve found, and the options in this pack are really lovely. I’m sure I’ll be turning to them often in the future!

One last thing to mention is how truly lovely the Calypso Dream sim is; I’ll be visiting here all the time for picture-taking opportunities, I just know it! Many thanks to the gracious Manis Lane for offering her sim to the public for exploring and photography! ♥