Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wearing Lace and Drinking Tea

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and, you were able to get to the Love Is In the Air Fair and With Love Fair. This past week The Liaison Collaborative, Kustom9, and Genre opened.

The Liaison Collaborative's theme is Lace and Leather, and I really do love all the lace accents and outfits this round.  I am a huge fan of lace. Lumiere has a lace dress with shear lace sleeves and the overall style and cut of the dress is so elegant. I had to buy it as soon as I saw it. Also EarthStones has a bracelet cuff that is metal and leather--there is a pattern in the cuff that is reminiscent of lace.  I had to buy the cuffs as well.  Zenith also has rings and clutches at TLC, I didn't buy the rings because I thought they were too gaudy, but the leather clutches are cute and simple.  Also, Wicked Peach has a sexy mask (it comes in a tattoo layer) called "lace mask"... It is really sexy and adds a bit of elegance and mystery to any lingerie or outfit you may have. I had to buy it when I saw it.

Dress: Lumiere Lace Dress @TheLiaisonCollaborative, Shoes: Fri.Cora Heels(former Collabor88), skin: Glam Affair December II Jamaica (former Uber), Hair: Tableau Vivant Writer Hair Dark Blonde, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer ForgetMeNot Flower Heart Gold, Bangle: Earthstones Aviellce Beauty @TheLiaisonCollaborative, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural Eyelashes, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Earrings: Glam Affair Romantic @Kustom9, Slink Casual Hands and High Feet, Whatever Fang Teeth

Kustom9 opened on Sunday and there are LOTS of separate pieces available again this round.  I did buy a dress and necklace combo by Zenith. It is floor length and sweater material.  The necklace is a dream catcher and the combo is so relaxed and dreamy. The arms in the dress are at the sides in pockets, so no arm movement with this dress; it still looks really well with my AO and I think if you don't have an exaggerated body movements with your AO (bending over, dramatic leg kicks, and such) you should be fine.

Dress: Zenith Comfy Sweater Dress @Kustom9, Necklace: Zenith Feather Dream Catcher in Gold @Kustom9, Shoes: Fri. Brienne Flats in Gray, Hair: Truth Vida, Skin: Glam Affair Ellie Skin Jamaica (former Kawaii Project), Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural Lashes, Whatever Fang Teeth and Slink Flat Feet

Genre's theme this month is The Dark Arts, so very witchy (like Wiccan) and somewhat mystical.  I didn't end up buying anything least not yet. I did see a few outfits I could use for my Anti Avatar, so I will definitely be checking back later. Just a quick FYI if you are a Harry Potter fan, I am a HUGE fan, there is a dress by Whimey for the event. It is called Nagini, and it is a simple sleeveless dress with a snake wrapping around the bodice. I liked it, but then Nagini's character in the book always freaked me out. One thing the creator did that was very funny/disturbing to me is the colors for the dress are in the House colors.... Funny, but a bit disturbing...

 As you all know, each round is good till the last drop. So take the landmarks and get your shop on, whether it is window-shopping or doing a good bit of damage to your wallet. Hugs and Smooches~


The Liaison Collaborative:



Friday, February 13, 2015

Rose Tea and Romance

Happy Valentine's Day Tea Readers!  This past weekend some events opened--some monthly and some for Valentine's day.  I am going to talk about two of the Valentine's events I enjoyed, and then Collabor88.

The two events I went to last weekend were "Love Is In the Air Fair" and "With Love Fair".  Now, I didn't get too Linden$ happy with buying a lot of items. I did get jewelry from Maxi Gossamer at both events (she does have a free gift at "With Love Fair" for everyone, you don't need to be a part of the group).  At the "With Love Fair" I also bought a ring by Izzie's called "Initial Love Ring".  I like how you can change the initials on it and the color of the heart. It's a very simple ring and very pretty.  Maxi Gossamer also has a very pretty heart necklace(I enjoy a lot of Maxi's jewelry).  I don't really have anything to wear the necklace with at this time; the heart is very large and has a lot of details bursting from it.  So the "With Love Fair" for me was more about jewelry than outfits. And come on, who couldn't use more jewelry? Am I right or am I right?

"Love Is In the Air Fair" was a surprise for me. Why you ask... Because Zaara is there!!! She has this vintage looking gown there. The gown itself is very simple, and the bust has a few strips of sequins. It is around 695L$ if I remember correctly, and she has it at a special discounted rate for the fair (so when it goes up in the mainstore it will be more Linden$).  I bought the ruby colored one, because with something so simplistic I wanted a deep color to make it stand out more. I am still working on pairing it with accessories, so when I have a finished product I will be sure to post a picture on Facebook, ASN, and on the blog. 

Dress: GizzA Cecelia Dress @Love Is In the Air Fair, Shoes: .Enfant Terrible. Rose shoe (former Arcade item), Bracelets: .Aisling. Elyan Bracelet, Ring: .Aisling. The Good Wife, Necklace and Earrings: Earthstones: Vintage Romance Princess, Skin: Glam Affiar Sia, Hair: Truth Sally (new release), Eyelashes: Redgrave Natural 6, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Slink Elegant 1 Hands and Mid Feet

Maxi Gossamer has another necklace out at "Love Is In the Air Fair". It reminds me of those Origami Owl necklaces. You know, the ones with the charms inside the pendant.  Again, I bought the necklace, but I don't know what to pair with it. I want to pair it with something to make it stand out, so when I have it done, I will be sure to post pictures.

GizzA has a GORGEOUS dress at "Love Is In the Air Fair"! It is very simple; it has a shear overlay, and it is high-low.  I love high-low dresses, so this was just the best. I bought the white one (surprise surprise).  I have it paired with deep red lipstick, nails polish, and simple rose gold/rose floral heels I won at the Arcade a few rounds back from Enfant Terrible. I am in Love with this dress. I saw the previews for it, and I knew I had to have it.  There are lots of other outfits and designers at the fair, and I never had a problem with lag or with teleporting to the event. Both Fairs end towards the end of the month, so you should have plenty of time to teleport over and get some sexy shopping done.

Collabor88 opened on Sunday with the theme "My Love", and teleporting took forever.  The first time I teleported in, none of the demos I tried would load properly due to lag(BTW: the Glam Affair skin photos do NOT match the actual skins, at least they didn't when the event opened. You need to try the demos to see what they look like. Hopefully this will have changed by the time I post, but if not, please please please always try the demos).  I saw some previews on the Second Life Inventory Facebook page, and I had mixed feelings. The event's colors are more subdued--they are darker than I normally like. There are LOTS of overalls. I am not an overall at all. Foxes has a very pretty dress I bought with a cardigan. Also COCO is there and has an Equestrian Riding jacket. I love horse back riding in Second Life, so this jacket was perfect for me!

At this round of Collabor88, the designers are celebrating "prom", so a lot of the designers had "dates" to this round--Dates meaning co-collaborators. A LOT of the stalls have two creators per stall.  It is very cool. My favorite pair is Baiastice and Bauhaus Movement. Baiastice has a nice blouse and dress combo, and the combination of this Violin and floral headpiece by Bauhaus Movement....Just breathtaking. You need to at least check out the display photo at the stall... Breathtaking. 

Dress: Foxes Wallflower Dress and Cardigan @Collabor88, Shoes: Eudora 3D Dahlia @Love Is In the Air Fair, Bracelets: both by Noodles Right: Initial Bracelet Gold @FaMESHed and Classic Love Bracelet @Collaobr88, Ring: Aisling Good wife, Necklace: Amourous Granny's Necklace, Hair: Exile Scribbled Hearts @Collabor88, Skin: Glam Affair Ellie skin @Kawaii Project, LipGloss: Glam Affair Goddess Romy, Slink Casual hands and High Feet, Eyes: Slink Mesh eyelids

Overall, these events were fun.  Everyone should take some time and go check them out. You don't even have to spend that much, there are items there within everyone's budget.  Happy Valentine's Day! Much Love, ~Hugs and smooches~

***UPDATE: Love is in the Air Fair last day is February 15th! Please go check out the event before it closes***


Love Is In the Air Fair:

With Love Fair:


Sunday, February 8, 2015

FaMESHed for Some Enchantment

Happy Sunday my Tea Readers!  This past week has been quite the roller-coaster with my hectic work schedule, Second Life Fashion events going on, and my emotions driving me crazy (maybe it is hormonal, or maybe I need a vacation...I think I am due for a vacation). So let me show you some new outfits and talk to you about some events I went to this past week.

Last Sunday FaMESHed opened and there an outfit by Fishy Strawberry I saw in a preview on the Facebook page Second Life Inventory(it is my go to for previews on events and new items from designers).  I saw this bedazzled dress and cardigan combo and I immediately fell.  I didn't know it came with a Hud to change the gem colors until I got to FaMESHed.  It is very nice to be able to change the gem colors on both the dress and the cardigan--I don't have to worry about necklaces to match. And if I want to have something more subdued or more boisterous I can change the colors to fit. How awesome is that?! Also at FaMESHed, Glam Affair (who usually does skins) has a mesh bangle in a few color options and the bangles match the Fishy Strawberry dress. I bought the blue and pink bangles...still debating about getting the cream one.

Noodles has another bracelet out at FaMESHed this round, and it comes with a Hud to change the initial on it. It is a very simple bracelet. Again, I don't know if it is my luck or not, but when I put on the silver bracelet's Hud, it loaded backwards, and I did not realize this so it took me a while to figure out how to use it. Once I realized it was backwards it was simple to resize and change the initial. I bought the silver and gold bracelets. I was only going to get silver, but I figure sometimes my outfits look better with gold accents--so having a few more gold accessories would not hurt.

Outfit: Fishy Strawberry Bejewelled Cardigan and Dress @FaMESHed, Shoes: Gos Victoria Platforms, Skin: Glam Affair Sia Skin Fairy Tales @Collabor88 OMG!UNICORNS, clutch: Zenith Jewelry Leather Clutch, Ring: .Aisling. The Good Wife (previous Enchantment item), Hair: Exile Librarian Chic for Enchantment, Bangles by Glam Affair @FaMESHed, Lipstick: Glam Affair Romy Goddess, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Eyelashes: Redgrave Natural, Teeth: [whatever] Mesh Fang, Slink Causal Hands

Enchantment opened up as well last Sunday. I spent most my morning going from store to store getting my cards stamped for the grand prizes. This round's story is Beauty and the Beast, last time it was Rumpelstiltskin. So this is way up my alley. Roses, jewelry, pretty pretty things. Love it. The hairs for the events by Exile (both the item and the prize) are pretty.

I usually get the dark blondes pack, but I guess Exile has redone their color packages, so there is no more dark blonde option.  The blonde pack still has a darker blonde option, but it is not as dark as I would like--I think it is because it has a lot of highlights to give it a more "natural" look; in my opinion, it looks more like salon processed hair than natural hair.  It still looks good, and I do like the style, I am just sad to see more and more hair creators getting rid of dark blondes.  First Truth got rid of the dark blondes. He did keep a few but he mixed them in with the blonde pack. Lelutka still to my knowledge has dark blondes, so hopefully she will keep having dark blonde packs. I pray she does. I love my dark blonde hair. I am so attached, the shades I often choose are similar my real hair, not quite blonde, not quite brown. I love dark blondes.

CAE have a pretty ring and a necklace for the event (ring is the shop exclusive and the necklace is the prize). The ring is ornate and the necklace is simple. They all come with a texture Hud. Aisling, for their prize, has this pair of GORGEOUS rose earrings, and they match so much of the other rose jewelry for the event. The real reason I wanted the earrings were for a necklace I have from Tea.S. The roses are similar, and even though the colors are a little different, they match. Overall, Enchantment is a must for everyone who loves that beautiful garden feel. There are a few period dresses and lots, and I do mean lots of accessories.

It was funny, I went the the prize area a few times on Sunday, and at one point, one of my friends from ASN was there we started to talk. It was just so awesome to have a random connection to someone from one area, and to see them in another (Second Life is a pretty large area to randomly run into someone).  For those who do not know, ASN is Avatar Social Network. It is a social network site strictly for Avatars. I do enjoy being on ASN, very fun and everyone is so friendly and helpful and so positive (at least my experience with ASN has been).  I am friends with lots of people on ASN, so when I got to meet one of my ASN friends, at such a random time (she was there taking photos with her daughter, and I was there trying to pick out some prizes) it was such a wonderful thing. We then proceeded to IM, little bits of conversation, but still it was just pleasant how we flowed through conversation. I so enjoy experiences like this--random and fun.  We didn't really talk for long periods, but it was on and off throughout the day. It was just nice.

Sweater/Shirt: Storybook Elastic Rose, Skirt: Baiastice Didi, Ring: CAE Belle Ring for Enchantment, Necklace: CAE Belle's Rose for Enchantment, Hair: Exile Tea Time for Enchantment, Leather Bracelet: {anc} Thorn CombiBangle for Enchantment, Bracelets: Noodles Initial Gold Bracelets @ FaMESHed, Skin: December Skin, Shoes: Gos: Gos Victoria Pumps Garnet, Teeth: [whatever] Mesh Fang, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen, Eyelashes: Redgrave Natural, Hands: Slink Causal 

...I just looked at my post and it seems to be rather long, so I will end it here for now. More events have opened, but I will post about those next week. Everyone just keep being awesome.



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