Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Cosmo

Cos`mo`pol´i`tan - a sophisticated person who has traveled in many countries.

Yeah, this outfit is something I'd wear while I jettison around the world. Kit Maitland's Essential Wrap Sweater is my new favorite item from CKSD. I can't even make a tee shirt and she tells me she did this with a mouse and not a Wacom...I'm so impressed. Well worth a fat pack that she cleverly calls the Kit & Kaboodle. The teal color group gift is soooo worth taking up a slot in your group list.

I could not WAIT to blog these booties. JB Gazov at J's has upped the standard once again with the J's Real Toe 2WayShort Boots. I personally love the prim work that goes into these, but for those of you that don't care for the primmy piggies you can wear them with the toes closed. Brilliant. Available in many colors and all sorts of scripting goodness to satisfy the most fickle.

Sweater - CKS Designs - The Essential Sweater

Pants & Belt - Celestial Studios - Jeans (I wear these all the damn time)

Boots - J's - J's Real Toe 2WayShort Boots

Glasses - Role Optic - Eternity

Earrings - Shiny Things - Ruma

Skin - PXL - Chloe Sun Kissed Natural Lips Glossy Smoke Eyes (soon to be released)

Hair - Aden - Tammy II

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Many Faces of Fleur

We've all been waiting for Roslyn Petion and CJ Carnot's latest skin release "Allure" so named in a contest won by both Umbra Lunardi and Ran Garrigus.

Fleur showcases glamour and elegance, but being made with such care amongst the throngs of us begging for a peek, these skins look gorgeous no matter what you're wearing...if anything at all.

This brings me to some of my personal skin purchase points beyond the stunning makeup options that Ros is so famous for. The nips! CJ definitely makes the most attractive buds in all the land. Research much? The kitty purrs perfectly, not over done, but not scant in artistic expression if you know what I mean. The option of matching pubic panties is just the chocolate truffle on the pillow of skin purchases. My personal favorite feature of this series is the masterful collarbone. Designed and shaded perfectly it catches the light and maps exquisitely in SL's environment.

The Allure skins will be available Sunday at Noon SL Time at the Fleur sim for $L 1,200 each and $L 3,000 for a 3 Pack. Six new skin tones and 18 new make-ups. The dark skins are beautiful and reflect the light instead of soak it in. Here are a few of my personal faves:

Sweater & Pants - World Wide Industries WWI - LS Lifted & Drianpipe Plaid Pants

Skin - Fleur - Allure (Available Sunday the 19th Noon SL Time)

Hair - Magika - Emo

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mirai Times 2

It's funny how new releases come in waves. Maybe all the designers' muses start working their magic simultaneously. Mirai Jun's muse over at Cubic Effect has been pulling down some serious over time. This Bulky Knit2 sweater dress will be a hold-over for next season I'm sure. In my book, the hallmark of good design is wanting to wear items more than one season or even more than once. I intended on my regular boot fare, but thought better of it knowing I could tint the socks with Maitreya's Boot-alicious boots in green suede.

The same thing goes for hair lately, I'm afraid to do a hair count in my inventory. Mirai Shan is a house on fire with her new releases. I have literally not taken the Pulu hair off in days. A huge testament to Ms. Shan's talent since my motto is new day, new hair. I appreciate the ability to copy/mod these designs. I move strands around and change the shades most of the time. A must for taking good photos.

And I HAVE to tell you about the most beautiful sim I found. Vitrail Illios of New Trails has designed an enchanting place to loiter and take beautiful photos. He sells his eye-filling creations you find on the sim, and I'm considering an island redux since I found his work. We have to talk him into selling us the table set for tea, the sculpty work is amazing!

Dress - Cubic Effect - Bulky Knit2

Boots - Maitreya - Boot-alicious

Bangles - DeLa - Aida Bangles

Hair - Mirai Style - Pulu

Skin - PXL - Linda LightTan CatEyes DarkLips Gen2 - Available Soon!

New Trails

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jewelry Expo Flickr Contest Winners!

After much scrutiny, watching the contest slide show hundreds of times, and counting the votes, here is the list of your winners.

Those judging are four content creators that don't have photos in the contest, Miriel Enfield and myself. Consideration for composition, creativity, style, and quality were carefully considered in each entry. It was NOT easy since we all have such diverse taste.

Grand Prize:
Freyja Nemeth - Fairy Tale

First Place:
Green Dream - Fierce

Second Place:
★Berry★- [LAP] Poses No. 2861778554
Ryker Beck - Princesse de La Mer

Third Place:
Grazia Horowitz - Serendipity
Trixie Bumbo - Seduction
Kristi Maurer - Beauty in the Breakdown

Honorable Mentions:
Brandy Rasmussen - For the Evening
Green Dream - Magpie's Treasure
* Fallacy * - Fairie
★Berry★ - I Love My Blowpop
Emacha Yokosuka - For Your Precious One 02

I will be contacting you in world with prizes from your generous vendors within the next week.

We want to thank all of you, this has been a great Expo!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Fundraisers in SL are usually a win-win. Shopping goodness at a great price for a good cause. That's exactly what's happening over at The Starlust Motel. Crystyl Bukowski of Pudge has been stuck by 'The Man' and her talented friends have come to the rescue with some really fun things to buy with "Operation Bukowski".

Noam Sprocket's Hair from Gritty Kitty looks like Crystyl's in real life and is soooooooooo stinkin' CUTE! If I cut my hair, I am so doing this. The scripted barrette is editable so you can play with the colors all you want. The Angel of Your Plaid Nightmare coat by Apatia Hammerer of Thimbles is a funky must-have for SL even if it's always 70 degrees and sunny.

I started off the whole spree by seeing that Juliette Westerburg from Tres Blah had some new casual tops I couldn't live without. Lots of colors and layer options...perfect. More, more, more, Juliette...we misssss your designs!

Get the Following at The Starlust Motel :

Coat - Thimbles - The Angel of Your Plaid Nightmares Coat - Bruise

Top - Tres Blah - Vintage Floral Thermal

Hair - Gritty Kitty - Crystyle


Pants - Armidi Limited - Kogo Skinny Pants

Shoes - Maitreya - Female Desert Boots

Skin - PXL - Chloe SunKissed Natural Lips Glossy Smoke Eyes - Available Soon!