Monday, April 20, 2015

In and out of the shadows...

Time for a little bit of honesty I think... I hope no one gets offended by it or upset in any way however, and I really do not mean to sound like a snob or rude!
As a blogger, and I AM NOT COMPLAINING AT ALL by the way, you sometimes get sent things that you look at and wonder 'what the heck am I going to do with that?' This tends to be the case with me, especially if I do not really like something, or if I feel uninspired at the very least.
I've always tried to be a positive blogger, and feel that no matter what someone will like something even if I don't, and that having been said I wanted to share with you two things - that from one release - by Consignment, which I both really love and don't have too strong a set of feelings for all at once.
The items in question come from this month's round of Collabor88 - in the Consignment booth... The theme of the event is punk rock and I've already said I round around it not being able to get my wallet out fast enough lol... Consignment had two releases for the event...
The Skull Pot Plants are the items that I loved! I don't know why but they really tickled my imagination. I mean there have been some interesting uses for skulls in our ancestral history, but this one is such a good idea I'm surprised people didn't think of it sooner LOL!
It is the other item that I am not so keen on however... These Wrapped Stools do come in a variety of different colours, but for some reason - and I know not what it is - they just do not get the fire going under me like a lot of other Consignment creations. They are very well made, and very stylish in a minimalistic way and are stuffed with lots of great poses, and they'd look great in a modern setting, but they are just totally not my taste... Still if you love them, they are still available at Collabor88, don't miss out!!!
While on the subject of Collabor88 though, let me point out my dress... The r2 Sakura Dress is one of the best PVC textures that I have seen in SL for a long time. I love the way that the reflections of light look natural with movement, and other people seem to love the clear textures for totally different reasons too hehe...
I kept the accessories simple though, some thigh-high spiked DRD Limited Boots, a Punk Collar from (Yummy) and some Bow Wrist Straps from Katat0nik, as well as a simple but very cute girlie hairstyle from Truth called Octavia, and the look was complete!
All in all I am happy with what I came up with and hope that you like it too, sorry Wavie, I LOVE your creative mind but the stools don't quite do it for me...

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Octavia
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Frosted Piercing
Collar: (Yummy) - Punk Collar in Silver and Black (Available Now at Collabor88)
Dress: r2 - A/D/E Sakura in Black (Available Now at Collabor88)
Bracelets: Katat0nik - Bow Wrist Straps in Black (Available Now at Collabor88)
Boots: DRD - Limited Collection Bootz in Black (Past Event Release)
Stool: Kuro & Consignment - Black Wrapped Stool (Available Now at Collabor88)
Plant: Consignment - Skull Plant Pot (Available Now at Collabor88)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

In the Witching Hour, we make SOUP!!

The Witching Hour is ALMOST over, today is the last day for this month's pretties, and there are some cute things that you may be sad to miss if you haven't seen them already...
Talking of cute though, the little witch in me was feeling a little hungry this morning, and what better way to start your day than with a balanced breakfast... SOUP for breakfast!! Not just any soup however, being this cute take's a LOT of work, and I am not able to bathe in milk like Cleopatra did. Instead I will sometimes make a lovely soup of cute fluffy stuffed animals... 
It's great for the skin and will add that extra touch of sparkle!!! 
To make Plushie Soup, get yourself a HUGE bubbling cauldron - preferably one that has already got the taste of magic on it like the Hocus Pocus Cauldron from elephante Poses - and then add the plushies of your choice... Today I am adding a touch of The Sugar Garden Lop Eared Bunny and a little Afterlyfe Moon Kitty - which you can grab yourself on sale at The Witching Hour depo! I may also add a touch of Mewnicorn as I have a very magnificent example from Lassitude & Ennui - though it's begging me not to, offering me flowers and it is so cute I might just keep it! Not sure that my familiar Shouldercrawler cat MiaMai will appreciate that but oh well, tough titties! 
That was the recipe, but some of you witchy fashion fans my also be wondering about my outfit today... Isn't it gorgeous... 
I'm wearing my old faithful Remarkable Oblivion hat, but the rest of me is different! I have a cute purple wig from Lamb, in the Miss Mabel style, and it matches PERFECTLY with my new skin's lilac make-up - get the new skins from yumyums at IDK by the way! The outfit itself though is a gorgeous new creation from Stargazer Creations - one of the best places to by fantasy wear in my opinion - the range of colours this look comes in is just gorgeous... Each one gem like in tone! Each one, not so coincidentally - has a matching magical ring available from ImmateriA, and both items are available at the CYOT event! Just brace yourself, these rings are flippin' powerful! I nearly knocked myself out with it hehe... 
UH OH!!! OH DEAR OH DEAR OH DEAR!!! Looks like we have a problem... The smell of the soup has awoken something dark and enchanting! RUN RUN RUN Watch Out, they are COMING!!! (Stay tuned to find out what I am gabbling about hehe...)

What is she wearing; 
Hat: Remarkable Oblivion - Magician Hats in Pyromancer 
Hair: Lamb! - Miss Mabel in Pastels (Available now for TAG! Gacha) 
Skin: yumyums - Hope Skin in Lilac Creame (Available Now at IDK!
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup 
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item) 
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Frosted Piercing 
Outfit: [Stargazer Creations] - Ars Magica Outfit in Mystic (Available Now at CYOT
Ring: ImmateriA - Ars Magica Ring in Mystic (Available Now at CYOT
Cat: MiaMai - Catz Crazy Crawlers in Shouldercrawler Ghost (Available now for TAG! Gacha) 
Cauldron: elephante Poses - Hocus Pocus (Available Now at We <3 RP
White Kitten: Afterlyfe - Moon Kitty in White RARE (Available at The Witching Hour
Bunny: The Sugar Garden - Lop Ear Bunny in Blue (Available now for TAG! Gacha) 
Pink Kitty: lassitude & ennui - Quirk & Co Leelee, Magnificent Mewnicorn RARE (Available now for TAG! Gacha) 
Close-Up Pose: Image Essentials - Prestige 4 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Let the Boat rock!

The summer is coming, and that seems to be - in Holland at least - a good reason to get on your little boat and go, well... boating! Personally I am NOT the kind of person that finds that appealing, in either life, but there are a few times that I could possibly make an exception - such as the upcoming SAIL event when I won't be stepping onto a boat but will enjoy watching thousands of them sail by. or when that boat has been turned into a comfy garden recliner perhaps?!
Just like this one actually!!! Funny how that happens huh? You're talking about something and then miraculously it appears LOL...
This boat won't be going anywhere fast though, safely resting on a bank of rocks, the poor boat would need to get through a ton of swamp weed before it could hit open water... Better that it stays as a sofa like this right? The Boat being discussed, is a Consignment original, made with the same gorgeous attention to details that Mr Haller always includes, this boat can be with or without the fishing net decor and with a range of colours as accessories too!
The outfit was what I just happened to be wearing at the time, and I am pleased to say it makes the perfect relaxation look hehe... It was so simple and comfy yet still stylish looking, I lazed about like this for a few days LOL... The top is an old favourite from Razor, but the pants are a just passed release from NS for the past round of Cosmopolitan. These pants are brilliant! They come with a Hud so you don't just get one colour, you get a selection of colours and patterns, PLUS a free top too! Free is such a lovely word isn't it?
To complete the somewhat hippyish look, I wore one of my favourite new hairstyles - Runaway's Talice Hair and then finished it completely by adding these adorable, retro Fabulous Shades in leopard print from LE FORME!!! I don't normally go for animal prints but I think they pull the look together nicely don't you?! Perfect for going boating, or just lazing in a boat in the garden hehe...
 
What is she wearing;
Hair: Runaway - Talice Hair
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Glasses: LE FORME - Fabulous Shades in Leo (Past Fi*Friday Release)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Frosted Piercing
Top: Razor - Chambers Shirt (Past Event Release)
Pants: NS - Mesh Bohemian Pants (Past Cosmopolitan Release)
Boat: Consignment - Nested Rockbed in Khaki (Past Event Release)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Decisions, Decisions...

Sometimes I will admit that I would LOVE to have someone to help me decide on certain aspects of my outfit. I mean you find a look then try to match it with accessories, or you find a hair style and try to make it fit an outfit, but sometimes I spend such a long time looking at two completely different things and wondering which I want to wear that I end up not bothering at all... Shoes are a prime example of this... 
This month for The Witching Hour was a prime example of this... Two amazingly cute sets of shoes are on offer and I was having such a hard time working out which ones I wanted to wear. 
One shoe was a ruby red high heel called Magic Dust Corset Pumps from AfterMath Creations, the other a summery flat with a gorgeous rainbow Astro Dolly pattern from Stargazer Creations
The best thing for me to do is to ask someone for help... When no one is around I ask the helpful hand on a plate, the All Seeing Hand, from Lilith's Den
All of these things are gacha prizes at this month's round of The Witching Hour, and as always they come in a myriad of different colours and patterns for the low price of 50L per try!!! 

What is she wearing;
Left Foot: AfterMath Creations - Magic Dust Corset Pumps in Garnet RARE (Available Now for The Witching Hour
Right Foot: [Stargazer Creations] - Astro Dolly in RARE B Rainbow (Available Now for The Witching Hour
Pose: Infiniti - Undead 5 
Plate: Lilith's Den - All Seeing Hand in Green Witch RARE (Available Now for The Witching Hour

Bring Him Back Please

I bought a dress a couple of weeks ago now that is SO FAR from my usual style of outfit choice that I was left wondering why I did it... I mean I LOVED the dress it was super cute but then what was I going to do with it?! It was one of those impulse buys that left me a little flummoxed! BUT don't get me wrong I still loved it and it looked better on me than on the hanger too... Just what to do with it... 
I decided to play dress up and went for a pretty retro look! 
Like a pin-up girl left waiting for her sailor boyfriend, I posed with the awesome Coin Operated Binoculars from Consignment and waited patiently for my hero to come home! 
The dress in question was one that I grabbed at a past round of Cosmopolitan - it has since changed but I'm sure these dresses will be available at the mainstore - and it comes from the store Kaithleen's. The Frock Dresses are available in a number of different summery colours, each covered with pretty polka dots... I love polka dots!!! Beware though, if you are a little shy you might want to remember to wear panties with this dress! 
The one thing missing was SHOES! Luckily I had an almost perfect colour match with some similarly retro shoes... The Katat0nik Wing Tip Pumps were almost a perfect match for the colour of the sash on this dress! YAY!!! 
Now, if me in this dress isn't a wonderful welcome home gift for my sailor... I'm sure I could find another of his crew that might appreciate it, don't you think? Hehehe

What is she wearing;
Hair: Exile - Librarian Chic 
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Dress: Kaithleen's - Frock Dress Polka Dot in Red (Past Cosmopolitan Release) 
Tattoo: Gang/Cold - The Measurement 
Shoes: katat0nik - Wingtip Pumps in lavender (Past Kawaii Project Release) 
Binoculars: Consignment - Coin Operated Binoculars in Silver (Past FLF Release) 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Saved by a Demon Angel

I count myself very lucky in SL... The people around me are more often than not better than any therapist could be. They make me laugh, and they pick me up when I fall, but there are very few that I can go to with absolutely any problem and know that they won't judge and will give me honest advice and opinions.
Deangelo is one of those people... He may not agree, and may tell me off for ruining his reputation, but since I've known Dean he's been a bit of a rock to me. I first met Dean way way way back in history, and unfortunately for him, he is now able to say he is one of my oldest - and still active - friends!
It seems funny to see him posed as an angel - some might say he is anything but angelic, but I suppose that gentlemanly aspects of him could be considered fitting?! He has saved me many times from my own emotions - sometimes I do tend to be overly emotional lol - but more than that he makes a pretty good model when I need someone to pose LOL...
This pose is the reason that I created the photo in the first place, it's a release from Signature Pose called Save Me... It was just too romantic not to use, and saying that makes me laugh that I didn't use Hell in the photo LOL...
Thanks for being there for me Dean and thank you for parking your avatar then going to make some tea! You're such a hero hehe!!! 

What is she wearing;
Rudh:
Hair: ARGRACE - Tsumugi in Cherry Red 
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Bloody Mouth: SongBird - Messy Eater in Rather Hungry 
Collar: Barbed Collar
Saw Blade: DRD - Saw Blade 
Knives: DRD - Death By Housewife 
Chest Scar: REPULSE - Autopsy Chest Wound (Stapled) 
Blood: Ama - Blood Splatter 
Leg Wounds: Hysteria - In Painful Stitches (No Longer Available!)
Bloody Feet: Clemmm - SLINK Bloody Feet 
Dean:
Horns: Fiinn - Horns Black (No Longer Available!)
Skin: VCD - Rafael Skin - Tone 1 - Shaved 
Wings: Material Squirrel - Ezazel Black Angel Wings 
Outfit: MIAMAI - Chod Collection in Begtse Black 
Props & Pose
Pose: Signature Pose - Save Me
Stones: Half-Deer - Celestial Glass Stone - Pink
Cloud: <!WorN?>  - Little Fluffy Cloud Couch in Doom and Gloom (No Longer Available!)

Watching the Game... Sometimes you need a break...

Sometimes it's good to sit back, relax and take stock of things... Just watch the world go by and think about things that are going on around me. The drama has calmed down a little but at the same time there are newer things potentially rearing their heads and bugging me, so when I got the chance to just switch off and chillax I was a very happy Rudh.
The boys - and mum - were playing a crazy game of Biker Ball, and so it was the prefect opportunity for me to test out the lazy boy reclining style chairs from Consignment... Before I get into that, Biker Ball is a game thats a little like Football - the English kind, not the American kind - you use a motorbike to get a ball into a hole in the ground goal! OH and the bikes can blow up as you're doing it LOL...
On to the relaxing bit though, I wasn't going to play Biker Ball with the Gator Boys. They get very competitive, and they aren't even the worst ones... You should hear mum scream about it LOL...
I wanted to put my feet up and possibly if I could muster up the energy cheer them on, then I remembered that I had the perfect comfy chair to do just that in...
The Consignment Comfy Chairs - available at this month's FaMESHed line-up - come in three, somewhat manly colours - this being the blue version with black and brown colours too. They have so many comfy poses for singles and couples that these chairs do seem to make the perfect living room must have! I jumped into mine, luckily without spilling my large glass of wine from the vineyards of RachelBreaker and sat to watch the game!
While I play both cheerleader and referee, I ask you, fancy a game?

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Arianna
Face Tattoo: ARISE - Scale Face Tattoo
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Face Wounds:Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Frosted Piercing
Choker: The Horror - Choke-Me Chokers in Cola
Necklace: Half-Deer - Monster Necklace in Yes I Bite
Top: APHPRODISIAC - Evil Mermaid Crop (Part of a Set with Leggings) (Past Suicide Dollz Release)
Pants: =Kio= - Mermaid Leggings in Teal
Drink: RachelBreaker - Sleepy Sorry Suits Wine Glasss with a Curly Straw
Chair: Consignment - Comfy Chair in Blue (Available now at FaMESHed)