Friday, April 26, 2013

Flowers in Her Hair for Horror Haute April

A second outing for some of the woeful and horrific items that have been released this month, as part of the Horror Haute line up, and strangely enough my second post for today, which is unreal because I've barely had time to think in the last few days let alone actually think about blogging lol... 
Back blogging a new found addiction too - lol that would be Corvus in case you hadn't realised - and this top is normally something I'd never wear too, so that's a first for me. 
I hear you asking me why I'd never wear a top like this... Well it's not actually the top's fault, I obviously like it or I wouldn't have bothered to go to the effort of making it a central aspect of this photo, but the thing is normally I'd avoid wearing anything with a pretty face on it like this. I'm not entirely sure why as I have no trouble wearing things with cartoon faces, but a pretty face - although zombiefied - I dunno I just tend to avoid them... This one I just couldn't resist however, it seemed to fit perfectly with the pink version of the Giselle Hair released by Wasabi Pills for FLF last week, and then by adding the pretty Maiden Wreath that I spotted on Free*Style that reminded me so much of when I was a kid and could have made a profession of making daisy chains, the look just seemed to call out to me. Of course being a human wouldn't have worked however, least not a living one in any case so Living Dead Girl me got another day in the limelight to show off her awesome new brand from Crushed Violets that was bought on that woeful day of the week, Wednesday!

What is she wearing;Hair Wreath: Sharodie's Design - Maiden Wreath 
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Giselle Mesh Hair in Crystal Pink (Past FLF Item)
Brand Tattoo: Crushed Violets - Hell Mary (Past Woeful Wednesday Item)
Skin: AKA - Epidemic Skin
Eyes: Dead Apples - Sinistre Eyes in Bloodlust
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra
Ripped Cheek & Bloody Gloves: League - Zombie Halloween
Lipstick: KOSH - Wet Lips in Red Wine
Top: Corvus - Undead Sara Top (HORROR HAUTE APRIL)
Pants: One Bad Pixel - Skinny Leathers
Pose & Heart Prop: SongBird - Heart's Filthy Lesson Pose 2

SL DisneyBound - Week 7

Once again the week rolls round and we head into another Disney Movie to play with the style of a new character. This week Miss Natalee Oodles - Disney Challenger Extraordinaire - takes us into the realm of an ancient ruler, somewhere that could be Incan, Mayan or Peruvian, though it seems to combine the three LOL - a land known as Kuzconia...
As a huge fan of the Disney Movies, I am often hard pushed to name my favourite movie, but I think this would have to rank up there in my top 5 at least... The Emperor makes me laugh so hard, and sometimes when feeling totally random I will be heard using his catchphrase "BOOM BABY!"
WEEK 7 - EMPEROR KUZCO (From The Emperor's New Groove!)
Definitely one of the coolest Disney male leads, I love Kuzco. He's an arrogant, hot headed, young Emperor that has a bit of a nasty accident at the hands of the evil - but oh so funny with it - Yzma and her bungaling sidekick Kronk. He gets turned into a Llama and has to find his way back to the palace to get himself changed back and ensure Yzma doesn't get to take over his throne. Luckily he manages to become human again, after a Disney style lesson in being nice to people, until for a fleeting moment when he's accidentally transformed into a Llama once again, something that causes one of my favourite lines... "I'm a Llama Again!" LOL gotta love shouting that randomly - usually when someone in SL is acting like a Drama Llama around me...
So my look for Kuzco fell into place fairly easily. I wore an old, but awesome dress from Paper.Doll and teamed it with a swimsuit top from BOOM to get the red and gold effect, some huge blue disk earrings from Maxi Gossamer, a chunky gold armband cuff and big beaded necklace completed this look to an extent. The problem that I was having was with the headdress. I KNOW that this is about representing a character in our own style, but anything that I put on my head just wasn't Kuzco enough for me, I NEEDED that headdress... In stepped my new superhero, Nai - partner in crime to Miss AliceAnn of Lamp*Light - he provided me the perfect headdress, a non-rigged mesh Kuzco headdress... It's BRILLIANT! He has entered my pantheon of design superheros! They've suggested that it will be on sale at Lamp*Light very soon... Watch that space!
OH AND one more thing, go check out the location. The University of Washington Virtual Biodome, there is loads to see and it's really educational... I think I'll be going back for a wander around as soon as I'm not Kuzco hehe... 

What is she wearing;
Hat: Lamp*Light - Kuzco's Headdress
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Cookie in Ash
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer - Big Disk Earrings
Necklace: NHA! - Kyber
Undershirt: BOOM - Midas Touch Swimsuit in Gold
Dress: Paper.Doll - Chloe in Rouge
Bracelet: -plus - Wide Bangle in Dark Gold (No Longer Available!)
Ring: Mandala - Motsumame in Black/Silver
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios - Scorpio Pose

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stealing the Hat of Cthulhu from April Horror Haute!

That's right ladies and gentlemen. Horror Haute April is upon us and there is a line up this time that, if you love the macabre, twisted or slightly strange, will tickle your senses and have you reaching for your wallet. I have so many awesome things to show you I hardly know where to start, I think that this month the designers really excelled themselves, and I know I giggled with glee seeing all the awesome things on offer this time around. 
Let's start with something that I couldn't resist and know I will be pulling out of my wardrobe to play with again... 
The Zip It Tattoo from Pin Me Down has to be my favourite item from this month's line up. I love the weird - and regularly macabre - style tattoos and this zip into the skin is brilliant, unzip it to see what is on the inside of Rudh... Most people would suspect the usual muscular structure and some bones and the like, but I think seeing as most of the bloody stuff is usually on the outside of me, maybe I'm filled with cute and fuzzy and pretty stuff? You know like my Kawaii side laying dormant hehe... 
I teamed the zipper with this cute short top from ImmateriA - more zips you see to reveal the monster within... 
The monster within me is being lured to steal this Cthulhu Hat from Skindustrial Bodyworks, because... well... it's just too cute not too... Those eyes are making me do it, really they are!!!

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Clawtooth - Doolittle in Softest Black (Past Arcade Item) 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris 
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra 
Top: ImmateriA - Monster Within in Midnight (HORROR HAUTE APRIL) 
Tattoo: Pin Me Down (PMD) - Zip It in Bloody (HORROR HAUTE APRIL 2013) 
Hat: Skindustrial Bodyworks - C'thulhu Top Hat (HORROR HAUTE APRIL) 
Pose: STATUS - Edit This 9

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

So Busy I'm Going Psycho

My head is spinning, I've barely had a chance to sit comfortably and play with my overly large wardrobe this week... I've been getting my knickers in a twist and making my head spin over the new SL Biker MC that HellBone has started. There is so much to do - setting things up, making sure all it's new members are happy, blogs to start, parties to plan... Gah it may all be too much.
Gone are the days when I can sit around and work on outfits for HOURS lol, this lady is in demand again! It does feel good, but sometimes I want to be able to play with my clothes too... I need my clothes LOL...
I pulled on an outfit a couple of days ago now, and it summed up exactly how I felt... LOL...
Living Dead Girl me finally found 5 minutes to dress herself up and relax a little on her new sofa, with some rather interesting stuffing. HellBone bought the sofa and until now I've had very little chance to relax on it.
I REALLY love this outfit by the way. It has a kind of retro, rockabilly feel to it, while at the same time still very much fitting my usual slightly grungy style. The flowers in this adorable Truth hair which was available at the last round of The Arcade added a little femininity and when paired with the lace in these ripped jeans, I was more than a little happy. Though as you know by now Living Dead Girl me cannot just be a normal pretty dead girl... I wanted something to show the crazy mood that I've been in and I think this stomach carving from REPULSE says it all really.
The sofa that I am using though has to have a special mention, the Ex-Boyfriend Sofa from PIXLIGHTS Factory is possibly one of the most morbid sofas that I have ever had the pleasure of parking my butt on. I'm not, at this moment in time - thinking back on all the exes that have come and gone in my SL - with the exception of maybe one or two, sure that I would want to murder them. I mean OK they were - insert rude name here - at the time but I've moved on... This guy isn't an ex of mine, but he is someone that's been causing a disruption in my SL lately, therefore hopefully I won't have to see him around anymore hehe...

What is she wearing; 
Hair & Hair Flowers: Truth - Video Games in Brown (Past Arcade Item) 
Skin: Anymore - KimMI in Blood 
Head Bullet Hole: Corvus - Bullet Hole Tattoo 
Face Bruises: Corvus - Beaten Up Face Tattoo 
Top: Corvus - Bullet Holes Top 
Tattoos: Hysteria - On My Arms in Cross 1 
Ring: Mandala - Motsumame in Black/Silver 
Stomach Wound: REPULSE - Psycho Stomach Wound Tattoo 
Jeans: Modish - Lace Jeans in Dark (No Longer Available!)
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique - Mae Platforms in Red 

Pose: Made by Morgana Hilra of SoHawtSL
Sofa: PIXLIGHTS FACTORY - "Oh !! Wheres my ex boyfriend??" Sofa

Monday, April 22, 2013

What makes me torture myself so, or Why do I Blog? A Meme!

Another Monday... Another Meme... Miss Singh is really on a roll with challenging us and getting our blogging mojos working at full speed! Personally I will say that I LOVE being able to participate in these Memes because it means that when I hit a blogging rut like I have done this weekend, I can just participate in a Meme and BOOM I´m back! 
Don´t get me wrong though, this weekend I took a shed load of photos, and made them look all purdy-like - the photo below for example, a photo that came about all because of the butterflies from BOOM for My Attic - but then when it came to actually creating a post I would sit and stare at the white space to write in and think "UGH"... So YAY Miss Singh, THANK YOU! 
Onto this week's Meme... All about 'Why Do I Blog?'  
How long have you been blogging? Since September 11th, 2010. A bit of an unfortunate date some might say but honestly at the time I didn't even think about it!  
Why did you start blogging? Being totally honest I was NEVER going to be a blogger, I knew a few people that did blog and hadn't really had much to do with reading blogs until I noticed that friends were actually blogging. I didn't want to start a blog, it seemed to me like the people I knew were just using it as an excuse to be a bit of a bitch and get away with it, but then I randomly decided to play with it, use it like a journal to document my SL and I haven't looked back since!  
How many times a week do you post an entry? It all depends on my blogging Mojo. Sometimes I want to blog LOADS and will put up all kinds of random stuff, others like this week, I post maybe once a week?!  
How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis? I would love to say hundreds like Miss Singh can but I doubt I read that many. I do have a fair few that I like to read everything they post, and sometimes I will check out people's posts from seeing things on the feeds or Flickr. 
Do you comment on other people’s blogs? Yes, if the post really catches my attention either with the photo or the writing, then I will try to comment. I love it when people leave me comments, as it makes me feel what I am doing is interesting to others - not just for myself - and I hope to make other people feel the same by commenting!  
Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? No, purely and simply because I know that I am not widely read and I don't need to report to anyone about how much activity my ramble space is getting. This is fun for me, and that is all I worry about, if I was to know that no one was looking at my ramble space I might get a bit disappointed hehe...  
Did you ever regret a post that you wrote? Not really, I treat my blog like my journal. Sometimes I have good days and sometimes I have bad days, they are quite a lot of the time shared in here. Yet even if it's a bad day and I post something I could regret - like depressing stuff for instance, when one of my blogging friends reads about it and then comes to talk to me, that makes me feel so much better, so how could you regret doing that in the end? 
Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog? I would like to think so, I never try to hide it, but then you might want to ask the people that actually read it, maybe I am biased hehe 
Do you blog under your real name? No 
Are there topics that you would never blog about? Yes there are things that I wouldn't want to talk about here. I always try to avoid the hot topics of anything to serious - there is no religious talk, no political talk and no real talk of violence, I mean OK I am dead a lot of the time but that's because I have a thing about being a Living Dead Dolly hehe... I also try to keep my blog bitching free... Some of the things I bitch about amongst friends in SL - and even then only people I'm close to - could make interesting ramblings, but 99% of the time I try to keep my ramblings either neutral or positive. 
What is the theme/topic of your blog? I think I would have to say that obviously it's mostly about SL - although sometimes very small titbits of RL do slip into my ramblings - I think I would call myself a SL lifestyle blogger. I write like a journal, as I have mentioned before, and although I like to play around with clothes, I couldn't and wouldn't ever think of myself as a fashion blogger!  
Do you have more than one blog? If so, why? I do, well kinda do, I do all of the blogging for my partner's store - Hogs and Cart Wheels - though I will admit I've been a little lax and not posted things there in a while LOL. OH AND I am about to start working on setting up a new blog for his SL Biker MC - The Gators...  
What have you found to be the benefits of blogging? There is a lot to that answer... It's helped me enjoy SL is a big important one. Without my blog I think I might have gotten a little bored by now, it's given me things to think about when I log in each day. It's also given me confidence, a HUGE wardrobe and a lot more friends that I may never have had the chance to meet otherwise. 
So, why do you continue to blog? There are so many reasons, all those above and the simple fact that I need my blog to be able to let off steam... I need my blog because it makes me happy! SL was and is like an addiction... I guess my blog is also an addiction for me hehe... I don't know where I'd be without it right now?!

SO that was a long Meme this week, but once again maybe you know a little more about Me and now my reasons for blogging. I asked Miss Singh to challenge us this week, BOY did she do that... Was great fun though, I really can't wait for the next one hehe... 

What is she wearing; 
Butterflies: BOOM - Metamorphisis in White (Available now at My Attic
Hair: Ploom - Lislie (Available now at My Attic
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris 
Eyelashes: LeLutka - 2011 lashes/curl 
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra 
Choker: {PSYCHO.Byts} - Black Choker + Studs 
Star Piercing: [annaA] - Pierced Chest Branding "Star" 
Dress: lazybones - Nastya Dress in Grey (Past SL Fashion Week) 
Pose: STATUS - Obdurate 2

Friday, April 19, 2013

SL DisneyBound - Week 6

DISNEY! DISNEY! DISNEY! Yay!!! Yes that's right it's time for another SL DisneyBound look, and this week although fun to do I will admit that it was a bit of a toughy! Maybe Natalee too my challenge seriously when I said give us something challenging, but the problem wasn't that the character was obscure - she's far from it in fact seeing as she is the new Disney Princess - but it was more of a case of 'what the heck am I going to wear to represent her?!'
I dug a little deeper than normal, and then couldn't work out if her dress was green or blue or teal, it seems to vary depending on the lighting of the scene lol, but eventually I got to where I wanted her to be...
Bows and Arrows at the ready...
WEEK 6 - MERIDA (From Brave)!
The latest in a long line of Disney Princesses, this modern - albeit medieval - princess is as feisty as her fiery red hair may attest to - don't they say that red heads have a feisty temperament sometimes? I'm not sure I can say they do, as a RL redhead I don't think I have ever been that feisty?! I think that she is possibly the only Disney Princess that doesn't find love in the movie too... Bucking the trend of true love conquers all... BRILLIANT!
So my look for Merida took a little bit of figuring out... I didn't want to find a dress in the medieval style - first off I didn't have anything remotely similar in my warehouse wardrobe and secondly that might have been too easy. I remembered the gorgeous hippie style tie-dyed skirts I bought a while back from Death Row Designs and then somehow it seemed to just team itself together with the Grand-ma Sweater from Bounce, which I LOVE due to the over extended saggy sleeves... Who says we only need to wear Mesh these days? This is one of my favourite pieces that even after Mesh takes over I will not be getting rid of! The final thing I needed was the right location... I opened the destination guide and looked for a woodland, and Image Essentials came up. This place is created with photography in mind, and it was really interesting to see the different areas that will be useful for any upcoming photo-shoot... I think that I may well be using this place as a backdrop again!
Now I am excited about next week... EEEEH bring on the next character already I say!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Hazel in Snow (Re-coloured by me)
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra
Sweater: BOUNCE - Grand-ma's Sweater
Bow & Arrow: (BOW) KYP:OldSkool - Bow, AND, (ARROW) FLECHA - Sculpted Arrow
Skirt: Death Row Designs - Boho Skirt in Hippie Blue
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios - Sagittarius

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What's in a Name? Maybe a Meme from Miss Singh?

Miss Singh has gone and done it again, another simple Meme for us to play around with, fill our blogging "what do I post today?" conundrums, and challenging our brains to work to answer some of the trickier questions... Most of these were simple, maybe the last two questions had me scratching my head but I will admit I'm loving the fact that we can grab any pretty picture and have some fun questions to help us fill the ramble space...
So here is my pretty picture for this week, wearing a dress I bought just for my favourite man dolly, HellBone - who is by all accounts a MEGA Star Wars geek, don't believe me check out his store LOL - I couldn't resist the dress though, if there is one character in Star Wars that I will say I love it's definitely R2D2 LOL...
This week's Meme is all about names... 
What’s your SL name? Rudhmellowen Laguna
What made you choose this name? I've had this name for a long while now, since I started my 'online' life prior to SL. Rudhmellowen is something that I came up with in my teens, as I was obsessed with the works of Tolkein and wanted something that sounded elvish. Laguna was one of the LL offered names at the time I joined SL - almost 7 years ago now - and I just liked the way it seemed to work with Rudhmellowen. Interesting Fact about my name though, my absent big sister Imma, is a bit of an expert when it comes to the Tolkein Elven language, and she's told me that apparently the name Rudhmellowen translates to "lover of bald men"! LOL!
What’s your SL nickname, or what do most people call you? (if applicable) Rudh or Rud. There was one person who insisted on calling me Mellow, just to be different. OH and my brother - Zakora - insisted on calling me Rudemellon Lasagna for a while LOL...
What’s your SL display name? Why do you choose to have one? (if applicable) I don't have one.
Do you like your SL name? Yes! I love it...
If you could change your SL name, what would it be? That's a hard question, I never really thought about that... I love my name because Rudhmellowen is so individual but then maybe I might go for something easier to spell? .
What’s the craziest/funniest SL name you’ve ever seen? Deadtired Waffle... I love it when people play around with the given SL surnames, not that that can happen anymore of course! 
What’s the coolest (your favorite) SL name you’ve ever seen? Disembodied Hand, the name given up by Miss Singh might possibly be one of the best ones that I've seen, but I tend to forget cool names unless they really stick with me, like Deadtired Waffle did - can't remember where I saw him by the way, I guess the name just stuck with me! 

Cant wait for the next meme now, just hope it's not a really hard one with some tough questions... In fact that might be kinda fun... Come on Miss Berry, hit us all with some tough questions!!!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Rewind
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra
Necklace: Cute Poison - Bitch Necklace
Dress: Pretty Liar - PopKnit Dress in R2D2 (Available now Kawaii Fair)
Bracelet: Cute Poison - Dee Bracelet in Blue
Boots: Ten"10 - Megas Boots
Pose: HelaMiyo - Freestyle 1
Location: Pandoria

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kawaii and Bees for the Season!

There are two events that I want to scream and shout and make a fuss about at the moment... The Kawaii Fair and Bees through the Seasons are the two in question, and I am full of praise, as well as a few minor criticisms of one them... Please don't be offended by the criticisms, I mean it's just my personal thoughts and of no real consequence as I did love the events too - or I wouldn't bother rambling about them - but I couldn't resist showing off some of my goodies and so I am going to have to mention the stuff I have had a little moan about with friends too...
First a pretty picture to soften the blow... I LOVE some of the adorable goodies available at these events. I am a sucker for not only the dead things, if you wave something simply adorable in my face there is no way that I am going to be able to pass it by. Such as the super cute pet Bird from MishMish, or the Kawaii Pillows from Dead Apples, and don't even get me started on the adorableness of the Bloom Glasses from Intrigue Co and the Beeloon from whatever... The Living Dead Girl in me was thoroughly pushed to one side and the Kawaii Rainbow Princess version was allowed to take center stage for a while. I personally feel that the Kawaii Fair wasn't quite Kawaii enough for me, where were all the rainbows and sparkles? I LOVED some of the goodies on offer, don't get me wrong, I just happen to think that the setting of the event last year seemed to fit more with the overall Kawaii vibe - this year it seems a little bit too subdued maybe?!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Forget
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows
Sunglasses: Intrigue Co - Bloom Glasses in Red (Available now at Bees Through The Seasons)
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra
Choker: BOOM - Precious Bow Choker in Marshmallow (Re-coloured by me!)
Top: sexZ - GreenDino Kawaii Titty Tee (Available now Kawaii Fair)
Skirt: Lamp*Light - Sky Skirt in Pink
Boots: Miel - Puddle Boots
Beach Towel Pose: nani - Bumming around the Beach Pose
Balloon: [whatever] -Beeloon (Available now at Bees Through The Seasons)
Cushions: Dead Apples - Kawaii Pillows in Say Cheese! and Strawberry Red (Available now Kawaii Fair)
Whale Plushie: Freaky Design - Whale Plush in Orange (Available now Kawaii Fair)
Bird: MishMish - Fat Little Bird Pet in Blue (Available now Kawaii Fair)

Monday, April 15, 2013

I've found a new obsession...

Corvus! I'm not talking about the birds though, I'm talking about the SL store, Corvus
It's one of those stores that has been stashed away in the back of my mind as somewhere that I need to take a better look at, and the store makes appearances everywhere it seems at the many different events that are running all over SL... Yet I never until recently took the time to step back and look at the store and all it's offerings that little bit closer.
I perused the marketplace store looking at the goodies on offer for a good hour, debating did I want that now or should I bookmark it for later, and I fell head over heels with the wounds that they have available! It's like a Living Dead Girl's dream - bloody wounds and bruises and dark eye make-up really seem to flow out of this place, and that's without even starting on the clothes. I have a wishlist from Corvus about a mile long and I think it may keep on growing!
Watch this space though, there will definitely be more Corvus to come from my ramble space!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Ploom - Pea
Face Wounds: Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo 
Skin: PinkFuel - Gacha 02 in Cyber Grey (from past Arcade) 
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra
Mouthie: {W&R} - Bloody Summer Popsicle Mouthie (Available Now as a Freebie at Kawaii Fair 2013)
Neck Tattoo: Corvus - Dead Tattoo
Saw Blade & Wound: Death Row Designs -  Saw Wound
Star Piercing: [annaA] - Pierced Chest Branding "Star"
Dress: :{MV}: - Rockabilly Rumble Dress in Zombie (Available now at the Carneval)
Bracelets: LOULOU&CO - Nevermore
Boots: Death Row Designs - Steampunk Boots in Stripes
Pose: WetCat - m7 (From a box of freebie poses at FabFree)

Lovely Cheogsams are Perfect for Spring!

There are times when I see clothes and think "Oh that's so pretty" yet I feel they could never be something that would suit my style and therefore I tend to kind of avoid them. I always look at clothes in a way that could be me working out how I could 'Rudhify' things. Yet sometimes things fall into your lap that make you stop and feel like trying something a little different, these dresses were an example of that!
Lamp*Light have created some gorgeous new Cheogsam dresses, appropriately named "Cheogsam Love" - why is it appropriate? I hear you ask, well if you are anything like me you WILL love them!
I loved them so much, especially the red coloured one, that I couldn't wait to wander around and find the perfect location for a girlie photo shoot. I looked at a few different locations to find the perfect mixture of flowers, yet I was drawn to the gorgeous location that is 'It All Starts With A Smile' due to its golden flowers and pink flowering trees that highlighted the colours which adorn the flowers of this dress in a subtle way. 
Yet, the designs on these dresses simply scream spring, and I couldn't simply post one as they are all totally different - there is one to suit everyone's colour taste I'm sure!! 
A set of pretty dresses in spring time pastel colours... I think that Alice of Lamp*Light has really hit the nail on the head with these dresses. The girlie Rudh looks adorable but hmmmm maybe I should see if I can make them suit a Living Dead Rudh look?!

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Magika - Forget 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris 
Eyelashes: LeLutka - 2011 lashes/curl 
Dresses & Hair Butterflies: Lamp*Light - Cheogsam Love 
Ring: SWEET LEONARD - The Last Butterfly (Part of a Set) 
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique - Mae Platforms in Red 
Pose: STATUS - Page 3, AND, STATUS - OBDURATE 4

Friday, April 12, 2013

SL DisneyBound - Week 5

Five weeks already of DisneyBounding... That to me feels more than a little bit bonkers, and reminds me of just how fast the weeks seem to fly by - it became a lot less noticeable once the Colour Challenge stopped, but I guess having a regular weekly idea to focus on points that out!Yet I want to say again that I LOVEEEEEEEE working on this challenge, I am such a Disney fan and being able to create looks based around a character is so much fun. I also love the fact that we aren't just going for the normal "favourites" or the main characters in these movies, so far we've had a few background characters and I really like that! 
When I saw who we were going to be working with this week I was perplexed... How was I going to make myself represent a fish? I know we are only creating outfits to represent these characters, but a fish was going to call for some of that crazy Rudh imagination!! As for the fish, we're heading into Finding Nemo territory... Grab your swimsuit, we're gonna get wet! 
WEEK 5 - DORY (From Finding Nemo)!
Dory is the little optimistic friend to the 'missing' Nemo's father - Marlin. Her singing of "Just Keep Swimming" is one of those lines that I find comes into my head during times of stress, and although I'm not swimming, it seems to have become a bit of a mantra for just persevering! She's one of those characters, who I feel is a little like me - more than a bit crazy and able to ramble on about any old thing, even if it's nonsense, for HOURS LOL!!! 
So, as I said before I was a little perplexed at how I would represent a fish... Well, I think I managed it fairly well, would you agree? LOL... I know the romper isn't a swimsuit and therefore it might not hold up well under water but it looks cute so, I'll just have to wring it out and hang it to dry when I get back on land. Teamed the G Field romper with some cute flippers to match Dory's fins, and some shocking electric blue hair from Alice Project, but it needed a little something... The Fishie from PinkFuel in red, looked enough like Marlin to fit the requirements, and so my Dory look was complete...All I needed was the right location, and I found that by taking a 'walk' at the Beach Walk Cafe - a place filled with amazing corals, fishies and places for the mermaids to play!
As a side note though, I found the most awesome eye make-up for this look that I had bought at SongBird a couple of week's ago... It gave me a kinda wide eyed look in the main photo, but I wanted to include a close-up too because this eyeshadow is simply gorgeous! It comes in a handful of colours, each with vibrant colour and a subtle edginess... I highly recommend the make-up from SongBird, if you love make-up that is a little different, check this place out!!! (See it bigger in my Flickr Photostream!)

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Alice Project - Delirium in Electric Blue (Past Hunt Prize) 
Snorkel & Flippers: VOONER - Diving Set in Orange 
Eye Make-Up: SongBird - Glam Doll in Blue 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Choker: BOOM - Precious Bow Choker in Marshmallow (Recoloured by me!) 
Romper: G Field - Halter Bow Romber in blue (Past Group Gift) 
Plushie: PinkFuel - Fishie 
Bracelet: Sweet Leonard - Big Bubble Bracelet in Onyx (Past Group Gift) 
Ring: Mandala - Motsumame in Black/Silver 
Pose: PURPLE POSES - Angel of the Apocalypse, AND (Close-Up) HopScotch - Free*Style Dollarbie 4

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Going Home After A Collabor88 Adventure!

The many discount sales that seem to dominate my regular shopping routine can be a bit hit and miss for me personally. I never get excited about any one in particular - OK I get excited about the Arcade, but then that's not really shopping is it? - and sometimes I can miss the round entirely if none of the pretties on offer in it draw my attention, yet like last month, this month's round of Collabor88 made me get a little excited and I battled my way through the crowd to get in! 
The look I came up with was vastly inspired by this gorgeous dress from The Sea Hole... Not always a fan of tentacles - there have been some rather dodgy ones in my SL past - I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it, and it was then only an issue of which colour was I going to get. The top is like a vintage, sexy yet understated bustier and the flared skirt with its tentacle design is so girlie and perfect for the warm summer months to come! But I was excited to see also that it looked adorable with the curly 'Forgotten' Hair from Magika and my favourite hair Tentacles - that should be something every fashionable Mermaid needs - from Panda Express
In my head it became like a mermaid coming on land for a few hours - I guess I was thinking of the Little Mermaid only having her human legs until "sunset on the third day" - but instead of coming to see her prince she was coming shopping LOL... This time around she bought an adorable bobble head  "Kitschy Kitten" called Mao from Intrigue Co, and a Hula Lamp from Schadenfreude and these things will make a kick butt addition to her collection of things from on land. 

What is she wearing; 
Tentacles: Panda Express - Merlusted Luna Tentacle Hair 
Hair: Magika - Forget 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra 
Choker & Bracelet: Tekeli-li - Siren (Part of a set that also includes anklets and earrings) 
Star Piercing: [annaA] - Pierced Chest Branding "Star" 
Dress: The Sea Hole - Mesh Tentacle Dress in Deadly Fruit (Available now at Collabor88)
Pose & Bag Prop: Sparrowtree Studios - Its My Bag Pose 3 
Kitty: Intrigue Co - Kitschy Kittens in Mao (Available now at Collabor88
Lamp: Schadenfreude - Hula Lamp in Green (Available now at Collabor88)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Something RL that I HAVE to Share!

A pretty picture that I played around with featuring myself and my lovely man, HellBone! Its not very often that I can persuade Hell to pose with me, and when he does it is for the briefest of moments before he gets distracted by some shiny bike parts or something to do with building... When I have him on a pose ball he just doesn't pay any attention until he hears the words "You're free to go now" at which he will jump up and dash off...
But I do have something RL to share with you, so for those of you that don't wish to know my RL stuff I've put my outfit details in first hehe... Now you can just ignore the ramblings that come after hehe...

What is she wearing;
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Magician 
Jacket: DECO - Deathrattle Duster 
Jeans: SAKIDE - EveryDay Mesh Jeans in Black 
Heels: [Gos] Boutique - Mae Platforms in Red 
Pose: JUICY - Sweet Kiss (Couple Pose)

On with the ramblings then... A final warning that this is about RL - just one more before I start.
Still wanting to read, well OK then...
You may have heard that HellBone and I recently, before my stay in hospital, went to Euro Disney in Paris for my 27th Birthday. IT WAS BRILLIANT - I got to meet Stitch and Mickey Mouse, rode on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride 4 times and couldn't get the song out of my head, ate huge hotdogs that were the most expensive hotdogs on planet Earth and had the shock of my life after one particular parade, surrounded by hundreds of people... 
Let me elaborate... Hell and I went into the Euro Disney Park on my birthday, and spent the morning running around, going on rides, taking photos and being like two big kids, when I noticed that the 'Magic of Disney' Parade was in the Central Plaza - what a perfect photo opportunity! Once we'd watched the big six characters - Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, I mean - ride off on their magical train, I turned to Hell to talk to him about the cheesy song that was being blasted over the area... The song went something along the lines of "Do you believe in magic, making dreams come true?", so I jokingly asked Hell if he believed in magic... In response to which, he fumbled in his pocket and got down on one knee! 
THERE WAS A RING! A perfect for me, exactly the right size, gorgeously pretty ring, in his hand... My first comment was "what the f**k are you doing?" to which he responded "Will you marry me?" 
I swear to god - although I'm not religious so does that count - that I almost fainted right there and then, I could hear other people clapping and knew we were being watched but I just started to cry! Stupid as it sounds, I actually cried - of course I said YES too - but I cried!
Once I started to clam down, Hell and I decided to wander away from the Central Plaza and go to do more Disney-ish things, yet I couldn't quite believe it had just happened and was sure that he was going to turn round and laugh that he'd been joking. My dad when I told him was shocked, and concerned that he was going to be a father-in-law till I reminded him it would be stranger for me as I was going to become a wife, yet my mum was a little more relaxed about it asking us 'what took you so long?'
Though anyway, I don't think it will see us getting married in SL - we're partnered in there, that's enough - but hopefully by this time next year, I will be Mrs RL HellBone hehe!!

My First Photography Commission!

Normally the photos that grace my blog tend to be of my living dead girl or in some cases the living version of me, yet very rarely do I spend much time working on photos of other people. OK there are the photos which feature other people alongside myself, yet pictures of people on their own is a very rare thing for me to work on...
Being totally honest, I don't feel comfortable enough to work on photos of other people as I always worry that they will not like the outcome. I tend to spend a lot longer working on a photo of someone else, because I know what I like on myself yet on someone else, would they like it too?
Juli is one of the bikers, the secretary in fact, of Hell's new Biker MC - Gators MC Worldwide - which will no doubt have to be discussed at some point as muggins here was "persuaded" to join and is now in fact the club's Sergeant@Arms... Long story LOL! Yet Hell had proudly touted my blog to Juli and some of the other members, I'd even taken a few photos of a group of the girls a while ago, so when she approached me to make some photos although I was really nervous I knew she knew what I was capable of... I just hope that I lived up to her expectations!

(F.Y.I - I'm not sure exactly what Juli is wearing in any of these photos, but if you would like to know anything in particular please feel free to ask and I will find out details for you!)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Digging A Grave with My 10 SL Firsts Meme...

Miss Singh has done it again, another Meme for another week, and this one could be more than a little revealing... It's all about our SL Firsts, and boy some of the questions that she asks could be more than a little risque... Though, I've loved the other memes created by Strawberry, and I am a bit like an open book so I don't have a problem sharing anything with you, but I kinda get the feeling that some of these answers - if people are going to answer them truthfully - could be a bit like digging your own grave... Luckily for me, Rudh is a living dead girl LOL, so she doesn't have a problem with that, but you never know, for some people this could lead to a fair few interesting revelations LOL!!!
My 10 SL Firsts;
First SL Friend: There would be two of these, as I met them both at about the same time, Ergo - a dragon that I met whilst wandering around at the Isle of Wyrms - and Audio - I have no idea where I met him LOL... Ergo introduced me to Fledge who was to become my SL Sister and then RL too and Audio became my "sugar daddy", though that is a story best left untold LOL...
First SL Kiss: I'm not entirely sure... I think it was likely to have been Audio, although it could have been a friend that I knew from previous online games - Furcadia if you are interested to know lol - but then would that count as I already knew him before I came into SL?
First SLex time/place/partner: I think that was Audio too... He was my sugar daddy and I repaid the favour in ways that I knew I was good at LOL  - having had experience in other online games prior to being in SL. Our relationship went through some big changes during our time as friends, starting as him being the more dominant, into a couple relationship and then moving off to a completely different direction with me being in control...
First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: That would probably be Audio again - geez my answers are very boring! - though we were never partnered and were never exclusive... Geez that makes it sound bad right?
First SL Job: I worked as a greeter for Ellis Island, it was a place that was like a welcome and learning the basics area for new members to SL and it was hosted by Jenna Jameson, I believe, a well known adult star at any rate. The reason being was that people were supposed to be able to come from her website and before they got to the club and other adult areas, they in theory could at least learn the basics. I think I only ever saw about 10 people come through that place though, I spent hours there for NOTHING most of the time LOL - still the pay was good. I had other "jobs" with Audio, but mostly he was more like a sugar daddy than anything else hehe...
First SL Creation: One year I wanted to make something special for everyone I cared about, and set about making all my friends and family a rag dolly type plushie in their own image... Took me bloody ages!
First Encounter with a Linden: To be honest I am not exactly sure that I have ever met a Linden? Maybe one in disguise, but I don't think I have ever personally met one?!
First Encounter with a SLebrity: Gosh this is a hard one, I'm sure I have met a few designers in their stores, but as far as SLebrities go I always tend to get very excited when I meet someone I admire... I think one of my strongest memories of meeting a SLebrity was when I first met Kinu Mayako of SAKIDE Fame - I had recently started hanging out at Sanctuary Rock and she was one of the "in-crowd", but she was also this designer of clothing I wore A LOT, talking to her made me feel like a teenage girl meeting her celebrity idol... Yet I get like that no matter who it is, if I've heard of them through blogging or by shopping at their store, when I get to meet someone in the SL world I get all overly excited and giggly... Probably making a big fool of myself LOL!
First SL Sim you fell in love with: This one is a hard one... I have loved so many different locations throughout my time in SL that it is simply too hard to choose... I love the Svarga Sim, I love the Carneval location, I love a myriad of shopping and other gorgeous locations, I love my home space... But I could not tell you one sim that was the first I love in SL... It's just too hard lol...
First SL Blog Post: Gah looking back at this makes me realise how far I have come as a blogger and a photographer... Crazy huh?? This is my first post, talking about how I am amazed I even started a blog... Little did I realise that I would be here nearly 500 posts and 3 years later lol...

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Forget
Skin: Nomine - Nephilim Skin in China Bouncer
Make-up: Hysteria - Because of the Night
Star Piercing: [annaA] - Pierced Chest Branding "Star"
Necklace: GFD - My Macabre Love Necklace
Dress: Corvus - Sleepless Dress
Ring: Mandala - Motsumame in Black/Silver
Boots: [sYs] - DOOM in Red Spyker
Pose: STATUS - Anniversary Gifts 10.13.12 STATUS 9

Location: The Forgotten Graveyard

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Horns of the Season!

So, this post is mostly about these super cute horns or antlers or however you'd wanna refer to them, which have been languishing in the darkest depths of my warehouse wardrobe for a couple of weeks now.
Time for a bit of a strange confession... I LOVE antlers and horns, I have quite a few pairs, and to be honest it seems to be more of a just in case I need them type deal, than as something I wear frequently. I have pairs for all different occasions and yet when the time comes I forget I have them LOL... Oh well... This pair from Sugar, screamed out to be worn - they are the epitome of spring with their subtle flowers and dainty bow, and they matched perfectly with the blossom glasses from Olive, all I needed to do now was work out what to wear with them!
Don't you just hate trying to pull a look together from an accessory as your starting point? I know I do... You find something you really want to wear and then try and pull a look out together around it. Normally I try to start with an item of clothing at least but dammit when it happens that an accessory takes my fancy as my starting point, it takes me bloomin' HOURS to get the rest of the look together LOL...
This outfit I will admit has definitely become one that I love... A simple fur dress from SAKIDE, accessorised with the antlers, glasses and the gorgeous new necklace from KOSH for this month's Men's Department, and this somewhat spring sprite was ready to taunt those who entered her woodland swamp domain! 
I wanted to give a bit of a close-up so that you can see the antlers, glasses and necklace more clearly too... Don't get me wrong I love a shot like this, hence why I've started posting more photos with a bit of ambiance, but sometimes its nice to see things close up!

What is she wearing;
Horns: Sugar - Spring Horns in April Showers (Available now at XY ROOM
Hair: Analog Dog - Clarity in Paprika 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Glasses: Olive - The Oops Tree Cherry Blossom Glasses in Cream and Black 
Necklace: KOSH - Thorn Necklace in Antique (Available Now at The Men's Dept)
Rings: (Left) Mandala - Motsumame in Black/Silver, AND, (Right) Maxi Gossamer - Tiger Lily Flower in Silver 
Dress: SAKIDE - Tanned Skin Outfit in Brown 
Bunny: Feather - Stuffed Rabbit in Brown 
Pose: STaTUS - REALIA 4

Friday, April 5, 2013

What Irks Me Most... My SL Pet Peeves Meme...

Strawberry Singh is on a roll with her meme list - you can pick and choose the memes that you wish to join in with but there are a fair few up there already within the blogger challenges and memes section of her blog. Miss Singh seems to be one of SL's widely read bloggers, so it is no surprise to me that a fair few of the blogs I follow seem to be playing around with these memes... 
The latest meme is a good one... It's giving people from all over SL a chance to rant and get all the built up tensions off their chests about their SL Pet Peeves. I have skipped a few of these memes, but really this one is a chance to rant, and that seems like a good thing to do right now... 
I pulled up my magical laptop in my cute new outfit, grabbed myself a fancy latte in my new Schadenfreude cup and curled up to rant... Where to begin? 
My five SL Pet Peeves, in no particular order - they all bug me as much as each other; 
* Designers Charging for Demos - I know this might get me in trouble in some stores as it could be seen as 'they created it so they should be able to charge even if it's only a demo they are selling'. When I want to try something on that I love, just to see if it fits and I am expected to pay - even if it is just 1L - it will in some cases put me off. If I know that I will have to pay 300L for something, and can't even try it without paying for the privilege then I will more than likely walk away without trying it! Petty I know... 
People who DON'T Move from Landing Points - When I get to an event or store the first thing I always do is try to move over a little, even if I bump someone - who I will ALWAYS say sorry to by the way - I hate to block the arrival point, and it bugs me when you get into somewhere and end up flailing around like a fish out of water until that person moves... It's even worse if it happens in a no fly zone... PEOPLE MOVE FROM THE LANDING POINT!! 
* Groups you Pay to Join - I don't mind paying to join groups, I have done so for a few stores that I love, but when those stores promise you regular gifts for being a VIP group member, and then the gifts stop coming after a couple of months it does make me a little sad. OK granted you will often get gifts that mount up to much more in total than the joining fee will have set you back, but would you have joined if you weren't promised regular gifts, or would you have just slapped the subscribo?! There are some groups I would join to support the designer anyway, but others I might not have... I hope that doesn't make me sound ungrateful?!
* Begging - People that send you a mass TP to an event because they are Djing, or a texture that they sent to their entire friend-list or asking for money or wearing things that cry "Look-at-me"like the talking tummies... All of these are beggars crying out for attention, it gets a little bit grating to see at times. I mean OK I love people watching, but let me do it on my own terms, don't force me to pay you attention. Sure if you wanna be pregnant in SL, great go for it - but don't wear something that announces about it every 2 seconds. Sure if you wanna be a DJ and invite me to your events from time to time, great do so - but make it feel personal gesture not like something you're just sending to anyone you know!
* People Using Random Fonts in their Profiles - I am a profile perv and I LOVE to read a profile of anyone that I meet, but it irks me when people write in their profiles using random, and often difficult to read, fonts. People write some lovely things about others in crazy fonts that just make it almost impossible to read. I'd never tell another person what they should or shouldn't have in their profile, but if you're gonna spend time filling it in, why not make it so other people can read it easily?!
So those are my 5 SL Pet Peeves... I am sorry if I offended anyone, and there are always things that could replace these peeves, depending on the moment in which they occur, but please don't hate me for these peeves... If you fit into the one of them and are still someone I love talking to, remember that and don't abandon me because of them!!! I've put up with you this far LOL... 

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Magika - Rewind 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris 
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra 
Star Piercing: [annaA] - Pierced Chest Branding "Star" 
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Love Teddy Bear in Yellow 
Top: {le fil casse} - Gina Basic Dress in Organic 2 (Available now at the Perfect Wardrobe
Jeans: SLX - SLX Outfit: Baggy Jeans (Part of a complete outfit!) 
Feet: SLink - Jolie Pied 
Latte: Schadenfreude - Tako Teacup in Latte (Other items in the range on table in background!) 
Pose & Laptop: GLITTERATI - Laptop 1

Thursday, April 4, 2013

SL DisneyBound - Week 4

Three Disney based looks from me in the space of a week... Insane I know, but now that I have finally caught up I can post this week's SL DisneyBound Character and am back to the same time frame on these posts as everyone else... This week's character was a little more difficult than the past few have been for a rather strange reason. The fact is that I have a fair few costumes that match this character as she looks in the Disney movie, yet I didn't want to touch them, I wanted to create a look with normal clothes based on her style - not just copycat it in a costume - so it was kinda difficult just staying out of the character costume department in my wardrobe!
WEEK 4 - SNOW WHITE!
The oldest character with her own feature length movie from the Disney Studios, Snow White is the tale of a pretty princess hidden away from the eyes of her evil queen step-mother by a band of 7 friendly dwarves, this woman has the coolest collection of cleaning tools known to man... CUTE FUZZY ANIMALS THAT WANT TO CLEAN FOR HER!
I wish I had a collection of Animals that want to clean for me, I mean Izzy - my dog - would try to help so long as it meant ripping toilet rolls to shreds... The location I chose was Leroy, the pirate ship with a magical book that teleports you to this gorgeous garden - the squirrels making yummy foods from strawberries mmmm... I met a friendly bunny, that I dragged along for a walk, but I decided to keep the outfit simple - a comfy pair of yellow jeans and an older but still pretty sweater dress from AddiCt - and taking the ribbon from her hair to make a cute choker - a bit like a modern day Snow White?! 
Who will Natalee give us next week? I really cannot wait to see who comes next, give us someone REALLY challenging Natalee!!! 

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Ginger 
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows 
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris 
Face Piercing: SHOCK - Kiss My Spikes in Zebra 
Choker: DRIFT - L'Bow2 
Star Piercing: [annaA] - Pierced Chest Branding "Star" 
Top: [AddiCt] - LUCILLE Sweater Dress in Denim 
Bunny: Feather - Stuffed Rabbit in Brown 
Pants: essencial - Spring Fun Jeans in Yellow 
Shoes: elikatira - Move Pumps in Fire 
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios - It's My Bag Pose 1

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time for my Yearly Bath... In Beer?!

I love things that are a little different - my SL house is full of toys and I really try to keep away from RL stuff when it comes to decorating my home as possible. Yes OK there are things in the house that will have been inspirations to their creators taken from RL designs, but you'd never see a simple bath or bed or even a table at my house in world anymore, there is always something a little different to it... So when my big sister Fledge gave me what was named as a bath for my birthday, I knew it would be something a little different...
A BEER BATH... Who needs a boring old bath when you can have a bath in beer?! I mean OK historically they never bathed in beer, but it used to be much healthier for you to drink than water, and yes true you wouldn't want to drink the water you bathed and showered in - unless you were particularly disgusting - yet there are some things that beer is awesome for when it comes to beauty regimes... As a part of shampoo or hair rinse, for example, it helps improve the shine and reduces dandruff...
THANK YOU FLEDGIEPOPS!

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Ploom - Telephone
Skin: Sugar - Ink in Tone 3 Dark Brows
Bubbles: Glitterati - Bathtub (FREEBIE)
Bra: alterego - vintage vixen
Feet: SLink - Jolie Pied
Shower: The Epic Toy Factory - St. Paddy's Beer Bath