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Feast Your Eyes

July 13, 2010

Prim eyelashes. *sigh* Is there anything more fiddly for the SL fashionista to fit?  I have two pairs that I wear routinely, mainly because they already fit and I can’t be bothered to spend time on others.  That is, until yesterday.  Yesterday, you see, I made it a mission of mine not to be such a wimp. Fashion is so eeeeeeasy in SL, it is easy to get lazy about it.  Buy it, wear it, mix it, layer it… a few little clicks.  But in real life, fashion is suffering: be it 4 inch heels or starving into a season of miniskirts.  It was high time for Jenopolis to pay the price of looking good.

So– here are three stellar eyelash sets which I fitted myself in an unusual display of patience and mild suffering.  Not that they are perfect… I’m not THAT good with details.  But I did step back afterwards and think– dang!  Worth the time.  They are pretty amazing little pieces of art.

Also– as a little extra treat for the eyelash work, I featured some thrifty finds of mine from the last week or so.  Including a gorgeous 100L skin!  Enjoy…

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Festivals of Flowers and Stars

July 5, 2010

For me, summer festivals are the bestest part of the season.  Sure, I love the beach and vacation and lazing around on weekends drinking beer at barbecues.  But there is something perfectly wonderful about wandering around a festival with a crispy sugary piece of fried dough, browsing through shop stalls, playing games of chance, and people watching.  *happy sigh*

You will understand, then, why I am so FREAKING excited by the plethora of summer fashion festivals all over SL these days.  I haven’t been able to cover them all yet, or even the very biggest (that will be its own post).  Today I am highlighting two of my smaller, quirky faves.   Not just because they are filled with excellent shopping– though they are.  The design and feel of these festivals is so… *happy sigh*.  Believe me, you will have fun!

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World Cup Fever

June 26, 2010

I am a girl with a fever these days, and it comes from an unexpected place.  Not new shoes, not lingerie, not a trip to Paris.  My fever comes from South Africa– I have been entirely caught up in the World Cup this year.  This is a real first for me, since my idea of fun does not usually– or ever– involve organized sports.  But I am living in Europe now and I have been completely swept up with the passion and the style and the ohmygod of it all.

So, here it is– a love note and a GO GETUM to my boys of the USA, right before they face Ghana this evening.  Will be cheering for you, and will be looking good doing it!  🙂

Speaking of which… I am at the stadium in my own version of red white and blue. The credit for the enormous and completely BLUE foam finger goes to Reek. Genius work!  And the color is completely mod, so root for whichever team you like.  Another big LURVE goes out to duboo, and the darling Newreem, for some amazing work on these tights– and they are entirely apropos for the World Cup!

The dress is my WHITE, and is one of the most versatile dresses I have ever bought.  It is from Fawn, and rides the rail right between sexeh and indie SO well.  It also creates just the right amount of cleavage to show off the Yummy necklace!

Finally, the RED would have to be my hair, of course!  This time, it’s Clawtooth, and the reddy red shade is a new one for me, called Valentine.  It was a 50L grab at one point in the last couple weeks, and I am really taken with it.

So– that’s all for now.  Good luck to your own team, whoever they may be, and happy shopping! (during non-game hours only, of course…)

Outfit details
Top/Dress: This is a Fawn, Deep V-neck Dress in white
Tights: Duboo, We Are the World leggings
Shoes: Akeyo, Chuck Lowtop (open laces)
Foam Finger: Reek, Foam Finger
Necklace: Yummy, Together Necklace
Skin: Rockberry, Willow in F natural
Hair: Clawtooth, Blue Velvet in valentine
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Blues

June 20, 2010

Not much to say today.  Nothing too new on my back, either, just playing around in my bursting-full inventory.

OH– Except that when I showed my honey these pics, he started calling me Avatar, with a capital “A”.  Heee.  Yeah, he’s all mine ladies… hands to yourselves. 😛

Outfit details
Skin: Ugly Duck, Snow Queen in runed (Xmas gift ’09)
Dress: Pididdle, BLN Tunic in blue
Leggings: O!, Basics Sheer Leggings in navy
Scarf: CS, Linen Stole Muffler in turquoise
Shoes: miel, Flor Jane in light
Bracelets: Fishy Strawberry, bangles in fish
Nails: Love Soul, Secret Forest in blue
Hair: Curio, Post Ironic 2 in natural red
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Sweet Little Pookie

June 8, 2010

Reason number 112 why SL is an outstanding place to live:  You can gorge yourself on sweets all you like, and still fit into all of your haute couture.  Wooohoo!

If you have a sweet tooth that needs some attending to, I strongly suggest you take a stroll over to Pookie Promenade, suetabulous yootz’s clever and cutey shopping mall.  Her Pookie Patisserie there is yummmmmmilicious, and the eating animations are a total riot!!  But the pixelated cupcakes aren’t the only sugary confections there– this collection of stores is absolutely the most sweet, yummy, girly, fun little band of fashion stalls I have run across in a long time.  It inspired a truly little girl mood, complete with squealing and a decided lack of self control as I parted with my Lindens… and stuffed my face.

(details, squees, and slurls after the jump…)

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Summer in the City

June 4, 2010

Hello… hello…. HELLOOO!  🙂  I’m back, and I have missed you so much, you lovelies!!

I can’t stand to miss summer in the virtual city, so I came back to get myself a spanking new SL loft with a fantastic view.  Once that was done, I hope you can guess what came next: foraging around my favorite ol’ shops. And Friday was certainly a good day to choose to come back, dontcha think??  What a wonderful welcome home!  I kiss you on the mouth, 50L$ Fridays! Love!

I apologize in advance for the brevity of this post… I have lots of catching up to do, though, in world, and as much as I would love to gab and gush in detail about all of these things, for once I’m gonna let the pics speak for themselves.  (with slurls and deets below…)

But, short though this is, I promise to be back with lots more… lots and lots and lots more.  Do you know how much fashion you miss after a whole four month break??  It is downright SCANDALOUS.

MUAH– see you soon, and happy shopping!

Outfit details

Dress: Tiny Bird, Painted Flower Dress in nude (50L Friday!)
Shoes: Decoy, Alexa Heels in casual
Necklace: (Yummy), Portrait Necklace
Clutch: Coco, Clutch bag in silver
Hair: @Waffles!, Fargo eats tofu in caramel
Skin: BEBAE, Delilah in Cinna


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New Year’s Resolutions

January 9, 2010

It’s that time of year: the turning of the calendar gives us each a good excuse for a bit of naval-gazing and the resolution to make changes where needed.  For me?  Since 2009 was quite possibly the most eventful, strange, wonderful, stressful, tumultuous year of my life, I am just yearning to keep all my lovely new things intact and enjoy them with a little more calmness.

I was inspired by these necklaces I bought a while back– called Ganesha.  I just looked at the notecard today that designer Lucas Lameth (luc) included with this charming set.  I know I should have looked at the insert card sooner, but in fact it turned out to be kismet that today was the day I opened it up.  Apparently, Ganesha is one of the most popular of Hindu deities, and is reputed to be a remover of obstacles, prayed to before the beginning of any new venture.  The elephant head on the necklace represents Ganesha himself.  !!!  The perfect New Year’s inspiration!

Also inspiring?  Yes… the clothes!  I adore yoga in RL, but have never given the SL variety a whirl until now.  I am half-ashamed to admit it, but I was wholly motivated to start because I picked up a pair of these Surf Couture yoga pants.  Shallow of me, I know, but come ON… these have the perfect waistband, perfect scrunchy leg, perfect fit.  They could get anyone into downward facing dog!

Another point of inspiration– this FREE skin.  It’s part of a woodland nymph avatar named Elfa, and you can get the whole av for free just by clicking her sweet little self.  Go ahead!  Find her here.  I just love the freshness, the flush on the cheeks, and the adorable nose.

And now, it is time for me to run and do some stretching of my own.  But in case I forgot to say it before– hope you are having a happy new year and may all your resolutions be successful!  (Well, not TOO successful… there is always next year!  hee!  XOXO )

Outfit details
Skin: Elfa, FREE GIFT
Undershirt: Decoy, Phoenix tee in Plum
Overshirt: silent sparrow, grape Chapiteau set
Pants: Surf Couture, Yoga Pants in white
Hair: Kyoot, Self-absorbed in Ginger
Necklaces: luc, Ganesh necklace (two lengths)
Yoga mats found at: Hot Springs Buddha Center and Yoga