Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shades of Retro but Pretty!

This look pretty much started with this super cute outfit from Apple May Designs. This outfit is called Pucker Up and you really have to see it in world to truly appreciate it. The skirt is just wow, layering the jacket over the pants perfectly to get this high waist look and the texture on the skirt prims is also just perfect. I thought it had a retro flavor so I went with that with the rest of the look.

I confess, that I don't like avatar feet and I usually wear shoes or bare feet that are prim feet but these Coquette heels from N-Core won me over. These are the black glitter version and while I was roaming around Atomic Island for the sales that are going on there, I stopped by Riddle and found these adorable ruffle socks. Somehow the shoes with the socks and the skirt and whatnot, it just all seemed to go together for me.

Since the outfit has a sweater and then the cute puffed sleeves, it all reminded me of a retro influenced old fashioned sock hop. I wanted to go with that same feel with my hair. This is a new release from D!va hair that I just love. Marina has also made new hair colors, this is called Moon stone and I just love both the new color and the style itself which is called Rena.

Accesories had me a little stumped and I roamed around the grid trying various things until I ended up at Dark Mouse. I ended up out at the little sale at the back of the shop and pounced on this gorgeous set for just 50L. It's called Vintage Troll in Silver but she also had gold and copper available for those of you who like variety.

So that's all there is to it. Here's a close up of the shoes and those cutiepie socks. I liked the socks so much I bought all three color packs!

I also want to give a shout out. I followed a tutorial I found on youtube to get a better removal of the background for my pics and it was really helpful. Here is the link for the first part but there are four parts altogether where she talks about other things to do to make your pics look better. Very cool stuff. Here's the link to her youtube channel. - Click!

So here's the credits list!:
Skin - Al Vulo May in Sunkissed SnowQueen
Shape - Salt and Pepper - Nelly - modded
Eyes - Fashism - Celtic Green
Hair - D!va, Rena in Moon Stone
Makeup layers - Mock Cosmetics - Cyrano Beotch eyeshadow and Camelot Mizu gloss
Makeup layers - Pink Fuel - Glam Lipstick Bubblegum (comes with the Elly skin)
Outfit - Apple May Designs - Pucker Up
Shoes - N-core - Coquette Glitter Pumps in Black
Socks - Riddle - Ruffled Socks White
Nails - Mandala Super Long Nail set (set to pink french)
Poses - Label Motion Noel set and Juxtapose - shy set

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Christmas and New Years are always kind of rough for me in real life and though I found friendship and things to do in second life this year, the roughness stayed with me. I hope anyone who comes by and reads this has a better time than I did. Meanwhile, I did get the chance for a little dress up so here's a couple snap.

The gown is Lauren from Morea Style.
The hair is Alicia in light blonde 04 from Burley
The skin is May Sunkissed from Al Vulo
Shape is Nelly From Salt and Pepper - modded
Makeup Layers are - coal and red eyeshadow from Elymode, Vamp Glam lipstick from Pink Fuel and Venetian Red Mizu Lip gloss from Mock Cosmetics.
The hairbase I'm wearing is from Truth, Champagne
Jewelry is the Stars of Syn set from Zuri Rayna
Nails are from Mandala, extra long set for women
Pose is from Olive Juice

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Santa Baby

So first post, it's almost Christmas and everyone in Second Life seems to be wearing flashing lights, red and green and antlers on their heads. I figured I'd get into the fun. I got the tip for this outfit from - It's a cutie pie outfit from Bare Rose, costs all of 170L or thereabouts and comes with three colors - red, green and pink. I snapped it up asap.

The boots are from Bax, of course, the special holiday prestige boot set. 395 for three colors and the perfect fit as usual. And yes, they are "boots with the fur." LOL

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The skin is the brand new one from Al Vulo, I am so in love with Hlin's skins, and this one has some nice options I haven't seen from Al Vulo previously. You get both blonde or dark brown versions in this, with or without hair base, plus a choice of several lovely lipstick tats and some really new and interesting makeups. I'm wearing Sakia, Smokey, blonde brows, no hairbase, of course cleavage though it's not really showing in this pic. It's only available in Bronze at the moment, I generally prefer a lighter skin tone but the skin was too pretty and had too many great options not to go with it.

The hair is Carrie from Action hair and is one of the best hairs I think Action has released in a while. I'm not a big fan of the helmet head thing that seems to happen a lot with hair that's primarily sculpty and though Action uses a head lock to keep from messing up your hair, the head lock reminds me of wearing a neck brace. Not a good memory! I'm wearing Carrie in Dirty Blonde

My main shape is Nelly from Salt and Pepper though I've modded her a bit. I really like the shapes from Salt and Pepper however, and am contemplating buying a few more!

Nails - these are the mandala super long nails set to red.

I'm kinda bummed, I'm using Firestorm and for some reason I'm seeing a lot of tiny prim fade out from a distance. This necklace set from Purple Moon is so cute, silver reindeer with ruby accents. But in my pics you can't see the accents because of this fade out problem. So annoying. (This set is only available at Tropicalia Bazaar at the moment)

All the poses here are by Purple Poses. I had a few problems in some cases with my poses wanting to stretch textures in a funny way, but for the most part I really liked them and you can't beat 90l for a pack of 10 poses with a stick.

Makeup layers - I'm wearing the cherry lipstick that came with the Sakia skin, but I also added the venetian red mizu gloss layer from Mock cosmetics - I cannot live with out my mizu glosses, and I added the liquid glaze black liner from Boom as well for a little more definition.

The background on my pic is from Vector, a royalty free vector site.