Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What do you mean No Insurance?! Daddy can you pick me up?!

I have spent the last few weeks slowly, bit by bit, working through my hoard and trying to reduce it in size... Some older - ancient you might call them - items have been kept for posterity in a collection of time capsule style items, but a LOT of stuff has been disposed of... I haven't even started on my objects folder, I'm procrastinating on that one LOL...
BUT I have been finding one or two hidden gems that I couldn't wait to play around in!
One of those kinda finds was the one that inspired me to dress akin to Arial in the Little Mermaid, and run around at a place called The Black Spot Pirate Cove!
That was until there was a little Accident!?!!
She had to pick up her shell phone and make a call home to King Triton... "Daddy, I came up on land, went joy riding on a boat and wrecked it, can you come and pick me up?"
Sometimes my mind seems to run away with me, but this outfit was one of the most fun outfits I'd not even unpacked, laying dormant in my hoard. The outfit itself was a hunt prize that I had spotted aeons ago from a store called KnocKeRs - a store creating rockabilly for ladies with the larger nungas, although as you can see they fit the itty bitty titty brigade well too!
I accessorised my little mermaid based look with a Starfish Beaded Headband from Rotten Defiance, worn of course with some flowing long red hair - this time courtesy of Magika. Her necklace is another find in her hoard from [ glow ] Studio, and it seemed to fit the Ariel style, as did the Fork Bangle from AngelsDemons!
My last little find was this simply awesome purse from [HANDverk] that I had totally forgotten I spent ages, and a small fortune, on trying to win in a gacha at a past Arcade!! So perfect to finish off Ariel's night out look! Shame her night ended so badly LOL!

What is she wearing;
HairBand: Rotten Defiance - Starfish Beaded Headbands & Rings
Hair: Magika - Dots
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Piercing: Cute Poison - Stellar Piercing
Necklace: [ glow ] Studio - Starfish Pearls Necklace
Outfit: KnocKeRs - Ariel RockaMermaid (Past Hunt Prize)
Bracelet: AngelsDemons - Fork Bangle
Bag: [HANDverk] - Mermaid's Purse in Sea Anemone RARE (Past Arcade Item) (Available now at ieQED)
Pose: Ploom - Listen

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Winter of ImmateriA

ImmateriA's owner, Naenia Demina, is on a roll with making some amazingly gorgeously, beautiful, jewellery pieces at the moment. Her recent releases for the Witching Hour are some of my favourite things that she has made to date, and I always rave about how much I love the creativity behind her designs.
For the Witching Hour this time, the necklaces in the gacha machine would have driven me crazy if I had been trying to win them!
This is the Yggdrasil Choker in Gold - which is a rare, but there are a few variations of the necklace... My favourite being a spidery design called Tamsin, which is SO going to be a part of my Halloween look this year! I mean I think, I haven't actually organised it yet?!
The rest of my look was put together purely and simply to show off the pretty that is the necklace!
I found this pretty hood - called A Winter's Night Cowl - that perfectly matched a dress - called M'lady - both of which I had won from the store Junbug from a gacha. The two other items of jewellery that I added to my mystical look were an older but still cute Stellar piercing from Cute Poison and a brand new release from Arise called the Chess Septum Piercing, that you can pick up for 55L at Fi*Fridays!

What is she wearing;
Hood: Junbug - A Winter's Night Cowl in Royal (Past Fantasy Gacha Event Item)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Piercing: Cute Poison - Stellar Piercing
Septum Piercing: Arise - Chess Septum in Dark Gold (Available now at Fi*Friday)
Necklace: ImmateriA - Isobel Choker in Ygdrasil Gold (Available now at The Witching Hour)
Dress: Junbug - M'lady in Royal RARE (Past Fantasy Gacha Event Item)
Pose: Image Essentials - Subtle Moves 21

Friday, September 19, 2014

Introducing Blake Laguna

Due to things that have happened as of late involving the idea of SL family, I have become very wary about taking anyone new into my inner family circle. I have my besties, I have the old family I still talk to on occasion, and I have the MC. Within the MC lifestyle, it seems common to refer to the people around you in your MC as brothers and sisters, but there are a couple of people within the Gators that I have actually let closer than most. I'm not afraid to admit it, I love each and every one of the Gators as they are now, but as with any social group there are always going to be people you feel closer to and more compatible with... 
Today I want to introduce you to one of them - the photo I took for him was too cute not to share hehe... 
Blake and I have had a weird time of relationships LOL... He called me mum for a while, and it was always creepy when he tried to sound British and call me Mummy! It was just like the weird Empty Child things from Dr.Who... ANYWAY, one day while drunk, Blake decided he would prefer to call me Sissy, and being totally honest with you, it felt so much better that way!
Since he became my brother, Blake has decided to take my surname, he's Blake Laguna now. He's a little bit crazy, he's my Asian "kung-pow chicken" - his words not mine - baby brother!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Xantheanne in Red 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND,  (Forehead) REPULSE - Lobotomy Stitches Face Tattoo 

Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush Piercing
Top: cheeky - Anna Half Shirt Mesh in Black
Pose: {pose maniacs} - 54 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Super Cute and FUZZY!!!

I am a child of the 80s... Yes those crazy days of massive shoulder pads, even bigger perms and some of the coolest - and now most retro - things ever! I used to work with kids in my RL before I moved to Holland, and taught them about history... To some of them things like a walkman with a tape or the fact that we didn't have playstations and XBoxes seemed mind boggling! Though for me, it was definitely time when Toys were awesomest! I had a HUGE collection of My Little Ponies - don't even get me started on the mangled looking new style - and trolls, but one of my favourite toys was something I always called a Popple! 
The day they turned up in SL was the day I happy danced around my room and caused Hell to think that I had gone mad... BUT they were here!!! 
I tripped over one when I was roller-skating in my photo booth. It meant that my overly cute new Sweet Chocolate Outfit from NS - which you can pick up in a gacha machine at the new round of The Gacha Mania by the way - was accessorised with bleeding knees! 
The MishMish Fuzzball Bear, seems to be based on the Popples I loved so much as a kid, is available in three different colours at the moment from Collabor88. THEY ARE SO CUTE!!!! Each comes in three different styles, one for rezzing, one for wearing and one curled up in it's cute little ball ready to pop out and hug you!! 
It's like an adorable overload of uber cuteness!!! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: (Falling) Argrace - Akane, AND, (Standing) Ploom - Shiloh 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup 
Icing: Sugar Heart - Messy Mouth (Past Group Gift) 
Necklace & Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer - Pink Pearl 
Outfit (including Skates): NS - Sweet Chocolate Outfit in BubbluGum RARE (Available now at The Gacha Mania
Bear: MishMish - FuzzBall Bear in Electric Teal (Available now at Collabor88
Pose: (Falling Pose) Slow Kitchen - Funny Pose 2 (No Longer Available), AND, (Standing Pose) Image Essentials - Wall To Wall Pose

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I took his heart... An Urban Apocalypse Love Story

Sometimes he annoys the crap outta me, but other times I look across the room and smile. Each of us glued to our respective PCs, each of us chatting animatedly on mic to our friends in SL, and I think to myself "we're a SL love story that made it!"
I decided that it was time for an updated picture of the two of us together. Trying to get HellBone to pose though, that's a different story... The guy complains and hates the fact that it means he cannot build for a few mintues LOL, and then as soon as he's sat down on a pose he says "Are you done yet?" Still... How'd you like the finished product? I stole his heart... Literally this time!
I found a pose I had to use on the marketplace while browsing the other day, it's called "I Take Your Heart" - from Tabou Irresistable - and it seemed like a weirdly perfect mix of the macabre, dark and kinda perfect for us... Weird saying that, but it's kinda true!
The Outfit he was wearing seems to be the same thing he's always in, and by always I really do mean ALWAYS!!! Same hair, MC vest, combat pants and even the same accessories lol, whereas I on the other hand am like a fashion chameloeon!
Let's see what am I wearing... The hair is one that I have been wearing a lot as of late, Truth's Rogue hair from Uber! It comes with the Gas Mask, and I simply couldn't resist. Sometimes I LOVE Truth hair, othertimes not... This was a LOVE!
I dressed myself in a cute, bargain priced outfit, from MODAN.MESH, which included the chain top and skirt for only 55L! Thank goodness for Fi*Fridays! Then began to accessorise...
Lots of chains around my neck, a little blood courtesy of Hell from Ama, some awesome ripped fishnet gloves from SongBird that had been set out for a past round of My SLINK Obsession and my always worn but not yet available heart tattoo made this living dead girl look perfect...
While I was taking pictures I did get a little creative too... LOL not sure if that's a good thing, you be the judge?!

What is she wearing;
Hair & Gasmask: Truth - Rogue (Available now at Uber)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Eyes: [theSkinnery] - Demon Eye 3
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Piercing: Cute Poison - Starlust Piercing (Current Group Gift)
Collar: FAUX - Pop Lock & Drop Necklace in Gun Metal (No Longer Available!)
Chain: Death Row Designs - Chain Necklace
Tattoo: Not yet Available!
Blood: Ama - All Over Blood Splatter
Outfit (Top & Skirt): MODAN.MESH - Chain Top and Skirt in Black and Red (Past Fi*Friday Item)
Gloves: SongBird - Fishnet Gloves in Black (Past My SLINK Obsession Item)
Bracelet: Suicidal Unborn - Ivy Gloves in Black
Pose: (Couple) Tabou Irresistible - I take your Heart Couple pose, AND, (Single) No Longer Available!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wave Bye Bye to Captivity

I heard something this weekend that made me feel sad, but at the same time it is always good news to hear that someone's RL is doing so well they simply do not have time for things in SL... RL should always come first in my opinion, no matter what your SL is getting upto...
A few days ago, a message was sent throught the Captivity Co blogger group to say that RL had caught up with the store's designer - Shannoncharlize GossipGirl - and that she would be closing the store in world.
She's sweetening the closure with a sale and everything will be reduced in price, but as someone who has really enjoyed using her poses I know that I am going to be sad to see the store close!
I pulled out one of my old favourite Captivity Co Poses - yea I know I've used this before - it just seemed right to rock the store out in style. The pose I used is one called ReAmped, but there are so many to choose from in store, don't miss out!
The outfit I wore for the pose was something simple... My favourite new boots from COCO, that you can pick up - along with the Rogue hair from Truth - at Uber, an old bass guitar made by my hubby, and a cute new rocker chick outfit from SAKIDE called Forward. This outfit is available now at the latest round of the Depraved Nation Thrift Shop!!
Thank you though to Shannoncharlize for allowing me the chance to work with you as a blogger for Captivity Co. I am sad to see you close the store, but I wanted to wish you all the best with your RL projects... To anyone else, if you wanted to grab some amazing poses at discounted prices head over the Captivity Co Poses Mainstore, I don't know how long you have and I would hate to see you miss out!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Rogue (Available now at Uber)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Piercing: Cute Poison - Starlust Piercing (Current Group Gift)
Collar: [Haste] - Come Closer Collar in Chrome
Outfit (Including Jacket and Skirt): SAKIDE - Forward (Available now at Depraved Nation Thrift Shop)
Guitar: Made by HellBone
Boots: *COCO* - Lace Up Boots in Black (Available now at Uber)
Pose: Captivity Co Poses - ReAmped

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Is it Jewellery or Jewelry? That's not a Fair question hehe...

The big events in SL are always something that I look forward to wandering around, aimlessly shopping and hoping to find that one thing that I cannot live without. Being a part of the SL Bloggers Network opens a few doors... Namely this time the door to give us access to the current Jewelry Fair... I ran around like a kid in a candy store, and dived in head first and plucked up some courage to ask some of the participating designers if I could please have review copies... 
I got so excited like a kid in a candy store when designers actually responded LOL... Lilah, XanXan, tapi and Kerryth I hope you like what I've done with your designs, I'm actually getting nervous now I am at the point of posting them! 
The first collection of things that I pulled together features tapi and Spyralle... Spyralle first - as it's only fair alphabetically - Kerryth has made a lot of pretty things for this year's jewellery - and yes I am spelling it the English way here because I always forget how to spell it the American way lol - fair! One of the things that caught my eye in the blogger collection was this gorgeous Night Blossom Set, which includes the flower necklace and matching earrings. It's also available in other colours too, so you can wear the gorgeous fractal designs in a rainbow of colours! 
Then the tapi items... I'm wearing two different things from this store, and I will admit that I have become kinda addicted to the designs! Simple, yet grunge and more than a little must-have, the textures draw be back time and time again! The Plain Choke Choker, includes a hud for colouring the strap with ease, the metals too! Similarly with the Nailed Punk Cuffs, but these also come with ANKLE CUFFS too!!! Bargain I say!!
My second collection includes more Spyralle, but also a little AZE and some Sad Harlekin too! Starting with Spyralle as I've been there before LOL, the Riverbend Necklace was the entire reason that I had to beg - I really mean ask but beg seemed more appropriate of a term - to be allowed to blog for Spyralle! 
The Classico Veil face chain comes from Sad Harlekin - and I thought tied in well with the almost Egyptian shaped necklace I had chosen to wear - and when you choose a chain you don't just get ONE colour metal you get TWO! Who doesn't love a bargain like that!?! 
I finished this look off with some elegant - and fairly understated when you see them with the rest of this photo collection - pair of earrings from AZE Designs. Now normally I don't tend to bother with earrings, I am willing to admit that right here, as I tend to wear hair that covers my ears, but these were just too pretty to pass up! The somewhat renaissance style earrings are available in various metal colours, and stones at the Jewellery Fair... 
Lastly I have a little more of a punkish feeling when putting the final look together. I pulled a look together featuring tapi, Sad Harlekin and a new comer to this post Chaos Panic & Disorder... 
The tapi bracelet is another in the set released for the Jewellery Fair, this one being the Hammered Stud Cuff. 
I chose this Sad Harlekin face chain, called Chains of War. This one is Silver, and each can be worn with 1, 3 or even without stones... 
I fell in love with the last item as soon as I saw it in the Chaos Panic & Disorder booth... The Catitude Sets come in a range of feline colours, the black being my favourite but the calico looking very much like my RL sisters cat, Dot! Each colour set comes with a necklace and earrings, but my real concern here is how can anyone resist such adorable kitties?! 
There are so many booths at this year's Jewelry Fair, not just those of the designers that I have mentioned here, but don't miss this event if you love all things shiny! 

What is she wearing;
Photo 1:
Ears: Atomic - Panda Ear in Black 
Hair: TRUTH - Nova 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup 
Collar: tapi - Plain Choke Collar (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Necklace: Spyralle - Night Blossom (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Bracelet: tapi - Nailed Punk Wristcuff (Ankle Cuffs also included!) (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Nail Varnish: KOSH - Chipped Polish (Worn with SLINK Hands) (Past Lazy Sunday Item)
 Pose: PRETENSE - MY Hand Obsession (Past My SLINK Obsession Item) 
Photo 2:
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Valerie in Chocolate Mint 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Chain: Sad Harlekin - Facechain Classico Veil in Ancient (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Earrings: [AZE] Designs - Esztergom Baroque Earrings in Aquamarine (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014)
Necklace: Spyralle - Riverbend Necklace in Guerneville (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Nail Varnish: KOSH - High Gloss Polish (Worn with SLINK Hands) (Past Lazy Sunday Item)
Pose: Image Essentials - Subtle Moves Male 22 
Photo 3:
Hair: Clawtooth - Cherry Bomb (Past Hair Fair Item) 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Make Up: [Virtual/Insanity] - Make Me Up Punk in Kumkwat 
Face Chain: Sad Harlekin - Chains of War in Silver (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Necklace: Chaos, Panic & Disorder - Catitude Set in Black (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014
Bracelet: tapi - Hammered Stud Cuff (Available now at Jewelry Fair 2014)
Nails: The Little Bat - Messy Leopard Slink Nails (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Pose: Fairy Tail - Cute Pose 1