Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A little bit of Winter Colour and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The last day of 2013 is upon us and already in Holland they are sending fireworks up... It is only 11am here at the moment and the fireworks have been going off for a few hours! Why bother sending up fireworks at this time of day? You can't see them!!
So I decided to share just a little bit of winter colour today, before the real colour explosion starts when the daylight fades!
So yes, the colours come from the flowers and I LOVE flowers... I decided I wanted big gerbera daisies like these in my wedding bouquet and I never thought I'd be able to talk about something like that LOL... But the outfit was in fact inspired by this gorgeous smoking jacket from The Sinners Crossroad, that Kenzee said I had to buy at the recent Chapter Four event... This is a totally new store to me but the patterns on the jackets that were available may well prove enough to pull me into checking out the rest of their collection... I simply love the bright poppy pattern of this jacket! I kept it simple, no jewellery and my favourite One Bad Pixel leather pants, but then had to add the adorable Axix Skyfall headband with its pretty angel wings to bring just that last little bit of festivity!
I hope everyone has a wonderful celebration tonight, whether you are going out or staying home, waiting up or seeing the new year in with your eyes closed... I wish 2014 will bring you lots of love and laughter and that you have an even better year than the one that's just passed - my goodness how quickly it passed feels like only yesterday, I was writing last years post LOL!

What is she wearing;
Headband: Axix - Skyfall
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost)
Top: The Sinners Crossroad - Patterned Smoking Jacket in Poppies (Past Chapter Four Item)
Pants: One Bad Pixel - Skinny Leathers in Medium Black
Pose: PRETENSE - Flower for you in my Attic

The photo that is MONTHS in the making...

Trying to gather this lot in one place at one time is like trying to get a photo of all the ants in an ants nest, it seems to be almost nigh on impossible. BUT, I finally did it! We went on a ride on the weekend and almost everyone was there... SO, here it is, our MC Family Photograph! 
What started out as a small MC back in February, has been through many changes in it's time of being open and active. Faces have come and gone, but those who have joined us are fun and bring new ideas that helped to drag the MC in new directions and into pastures new. We have a great team around us now, and the MC has brought my new kids into my life - both Kenz and Liquid are now members of the group - and my big sister Juli, as well as a whole heap of biker brothers and sisters.
Now, here's the sales pitch... If you have ever thought about joining or are even remotely interested in bikes in SL, this group of people - probably not me by the way - would be a great group to teach you the basics, and have a fun time with you whilst doing so... If you would be interested please feel free to contact me and I will see how we can arrange something! Anyone is welcome, from seasoned bikers, to complete novices...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Momma's Little Angels!

Ah kids, don't you just love them LOL... After a few changes in the family line-up recently, something which will be discussed at a later date I am sure, I seem to have found myself the mother of a set of crazy ass and oh so cute twins. 
One I already had, the other found her, who then dragged him kicking and screaming to us LOL... Let me introduce my terrible twosome... Liquid and Kenzee... 
Aren't they adorable?! Kenzee finally managed to pin her brother down to grab shoot a photo, normally the boy has ants in his pants or something and will not sit still for very long, so I am frankly amazed that she did it hehe... 
They are like peas in a pod, scarily alike and anyone who saw them together might be tricked into thinking they are RL twins. They both have the dress sense - similar styles at least and changing more often than their dad with his new outfit every year or so lol - creativity, and amazing personalities full of charisma, sensitivity, caring and humour from their mum... But luckily for them, their dad shared with them his ability to love a certain song about a Fox. Oh and unfortunately, Liquid also seems to be developing some symptoms of his dad's love of fart jokes! 
Both of them are little angels - although OK some people might well disagree with that -  and though they are both now going through the motions of the "I'm the favourite" argument, I am stating here and now, that they are both terrors and I love them LOL... 

What are they wearing; 
(I cannot say anything about what Kenz and Liquid are wearing, but if they have something on you want to know about please feel free to ask and I will find out for you!) 
Hair: DeLa - Sophie in Blacks and Whites 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars 
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost
Lingerie: Blacklace - Rousing Snowflake Holiday Set 
Reindeer: Silent Sparrow - Deer-ee! Mesh Plush Deer in Rudy (Past FLF Item) 
Boots: BAX - Regency Boots in White Leather 
Bear: Boogers - Angel Bear (Available now at The Arcade
Pose: Juxtapose - Mean Girls

Hope & Faith

When I was at school I knew a set of twins called Hope and Faith. Both of them never really seemed to fit with their name sakes... One always seemed hopeless and the other always seemed to never have faith in anything... So when I found this pose - from Juxtapose - buried deep in my inventory not only was I brought back to thinking about them but I was reminded of two key words that should take center stage in life... Words that I might have forgotten as of late...
Gosh that sounds a little melancholy, but really I am in a positive mood. I am hopeful about the year to come - no matter what life throws at me - and I have faith in myself that I am strong enough to climb over any bump or hurdle that stands in my way... 
I also have some hope that my SL wardrobe can be tidied up a little bit - I used to be obsessive about having it tidy, now things seem to have slipped a little and it is driving me bonkers! - but the faith I should have in myself that I will get it tidy seems to be failing LOL... Even I don't believe myself when I tell myself that hehe... 
This was another one of those Look of the Day outfits - I seem to be creating those more and more often! - and I loved it so much... Who'd have thought one of my favourite outfits of late would be because of cigarette glasses inspired by Lady Gaga?! The glasses are available from Death Row Designs. The rest of my look was kept somewhat simple... New hair from Ploom called Khloe - that was part of their 12 Days of Christmas New Releases Event - and simple knotted jewellery in the form of the Shadow Lord Choker from Ronsem - a FREE group gift by the way - and the Loa Happy Magic Skulls Necklace from Maxi Gossamer. Clothing wise, I wore my favourite leather pants from One Bad Pixel and excuse the blood but a brand new tied white shirt from Corvus that had been available at a past Fi*Friday event!!!
My real question is, after all this rambling, has anyone got a fire extinguisher handy, ya know, just in case?

What is she wearing;
Hair: Ploom -  Khloe
Glasses: Death Row Designs - GAGA Glasses
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost)
Choker: Ronsem - The Shadow Lord Choker (FREE Group Gift)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Loa Happy Magic Skulls
Top: Corvus - Tied Top in Bloody (Past Fi*Friday Item)
Wound: REPULSE - Psycho Stomach Wound
Pants: One Bad Pixel - Skinny Leathers in Medium Black
Pose: Juxtapose - Hope & Faith (Available now at Frost)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Zombie Santa's Christmas Presents

Christmas for us this year was great... We ate too much because I cooked a freaking awesome Christmas dinner complete with all the trimmings of a traditional English Christmas, I got spoilt by Santa and had far too many presents, and everyone - including my somewhat grumpy mother-in-law - had a really good time! 
Though I often wondered when I was little just what Santa gets up to after he has done all his work... I mean OK he may need a holiday - I don't know when he is expected to go back to work again, how long does it take to set up what he does? LOL - but I will share a little secret... Zombie Santa takes his vacation in the Gators Swamp!!
I saw him chillaxing by the fire, reclining lazily in HellBone's presidential seat, but I had to get a little closer to see what he was playing with... It turns out that Zombie Santa likes playing with puppets... 
These puppets - which I believe are from Curio Obscura - make chatty noises as a typing animation... It made me laugh for a while watching HellBone dressed in his favourite seasonal avatar from Little Britain, playing with these things... Soon I realised that he was using them as a way of ignoring myself and our sister Juli - we would be chatting and he would be mimicking us with these puppets... I wonder how long it will last before he gets in big trouble!!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Wedding of Juli and Rodder

The good thing about Christmas holidays is you have time to work on stuff that you haven't had time for when you're stuck working - like this set of wedding photos I was asked to work on...
A couple of weeks ago now my big sister Juli got married to her fiance Rodder... The wedding had been shrunk in size from the epicly astronomical proportions that it might have originally achieved, but that didn't stop the wedding from being one of the nicest that I have experienced in my SL...
Juli and Rodder make the perfect couple - they are both fun and friendly people, yet they both have one of those 'don't take crap from anyone' kinda mentalities... Juli is the one that is outwardly scary lol, when she's pissed people know! Rodder on the other hand has always seemed the silently, watching type - I bet when he gets mad he has a scary big boy voice though?! - but together that seems to work and they compliment each other brilliantly. PLUS, I have never met two people who seem to effervesce and sparkle as much as these two do when they are around each other.
Now when Juli told me she was getting married, I was immediately drafted in to help. I not only had to be the one to calm her nerves and stop her becoming a Bridezilla, I had to help HellBone out with writing a speech and getting a suit... That was until she asked me to help Rodder and herself out by being their photographer.
I panic at being asked to take someone's photo anyway, but a whole wedding? A set of photos that will be a memory of that day for ever! I had nightmares before the big day, on the big day during the ceremony my PC was on the verge of dying on me and I was ready to throw HellBone from his own, and then working through them and editing them after the event I was back to having nightmares again!
Still they are done... I will be posting some of my favourites on Flickr, but for now... A little collection and a huge heap of love to Juli and Rodder - I love you guys, thank you for trusting me with something so important!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A little bit of Bloody Glamour for Horror Haute December

Just a little more Horror Haute before the festive season begins, and this time I had a little Horror Haute with a touche of glamour... Not a lot just a touch of bloody glamour!
I wanted something a little different from the casual look I put together for my last Horror Haute look, and so this time I went for macabre formal! LOL, weird to think of those two ideas as one look, but I think I pulled it off fairly well... Maybe?!
So again, let me start with the non-Horror Haute stuff that deserves special mention...
I have talked about my teeth before in a post, way back in October when Horror Fest became the thing that dominated my blogging and hogged a lot of space in my wardrobe, but they are one of my favourite body parts - all thanks to the store ContraptioN. The other non-Horror Haute item that I want to mention is the Crappy Xmas Tree from Remarkable Oblivion, which is the December group gift.
Then on with the Horror Haute... The dress I am wearing is this month's item from Tasty Pudding. I love the sleek lines and random pattern on the Bosch dress, which I teamed with some cute little studded Muertos Heels from The Little Bat. I pulled out the gorgeous, but bloody, Baroque Room Divider from @->~ISD, and it seemed to fit with the bloody wound I had on my head as my most recent victim tried to free himself... When will they learn, the axe to the head never works! Then finally as a little touch of decoration I pulled a head off a random passing Krampus Deer - part of the outfit of the ImmateriA item - and positioned it tastefully against the partition... So pretty, and a perfect decor for a bloody Merry Christmas!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Ploom - Ivey in Headache
Skin: Anymore - KImMI in Blood
Eyes: Dead Apples - Sinistre in Bloodlust
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Teeth: ContraptioN - The Carnivorous in Smile
Chest Wound: Love Zombie - Love Won't Save Me
Dress: Tasty Pudding - Bosch Dress (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Shoes: The Little Bat - Muertos Heels (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Pose: Starry Heaven - Arisa 5 (Past Acid Lily Item)
Screen: @->~ISD - Bloody Baroque Room Divider (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Skull: ImmateriA - Deer, Krampus (Part of Outfit) (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Tree: Remarkable Oblivion - Crappy Xmas Tree (Current Group Gift)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ask Oskar for Horror Haute December

It may be the Christmas season, but for me - being a little strange at times - I am happy to drag myself away from the festive feeling towards something a little bite darker, a little more sinister and a little more Horror! That's right it is time once again for Horror Haute! I didn't get to play much with the horror that was last month's event, I was in the UK and had no chance to access anything, but this month we have some really fun things that could make fab gifts for those of you with a love of the dark - both for yourself or for your friends!
My first dip into the Horror Haute collection saw me digging out three things which I really liked and which luckily worked well together as a photo hehe...
First let's start with the non - Horror Haute stuff... I have this hairstyle that was a group gift from Ronsem amd I love the floppy hat with ears! SO CUTE! Yes I decided to go blonde in the photo too, but then sometimes it doesn't hurt to try new colours LOL... I then remembered my favourite new snowy friend. I have had to protect him a bit as we have no snow in the swamp, but the little Snowble from MishMish wanted to come out of the freezer for a walk in the garden with me today.
However, the Horror Haute Items are the main focus of the look... I have a really comfy, cozy sweater from the store A & S Visions, that comes with a hud so you can change it to 6 different colours. I added a little sparkle and glamour with the Reckoner Necklace from CoLLisions, that comes in a set with earrings. Then Snowble and I took a walk around the garden, and made another interesting discovery in one of the ruined sheds in the swamp - funnily enough last time I took a walk in the swamp I discovered a phoenix, but this time it was something a little creepier! An Oracle on the wall of one of the sheds, a little skeleton called Oskar told me to ask him a question, I asked if Santa would be coming to visit me and well, you can see the resulting answer... I checked the back of the board and an old label said Lilith's Den... I hope that doesn't mean he is always right?!

What is she wearing;
Hat & Hair: RONSEM - 2013 Christmas Gift Hair (Current Group Gift)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost)
Necklace: CoLLisions - Reckoner Necklace (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Top: A & S Visions - AZ OoZoo Sweater (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Nails: KOSH - Slink Applier in Opaque Gloss (Available Now at The Arcade)
Plushie: MishMish - Mini  Snowbles
Jeans: SLX Outfits - Baggy Jeans
Wall Decor: Lilith's Den - Oracle Wall Deco in Ask Oskar (HORROR HAUTE DECEMBER)
Pose: PRETENSE - Baby it's Cold 2

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Just like in that competition... Which is which?

Christmas is a time for being with those that you love, and in our house it is also a time for giving gifts and making merry - such an old term now but it seems to fit this time of year more than any other in the year! 
Now in RL I don't think I can see the scenario we have here ever being something I would be part of, but I was reading an online newspaper at work the other day and found this article about a competition in Asia where they are asking people to work out which is the mother and which is the daughter... I jokingly mentioned it to Kenzee... The result was this...
A somewhat joking, kinda cheeky and more than a little bit modest of us - LOL - Christmas message to some of our terrified friends! There were mixed reactions LOL... HellBone just rolled his eyes and shook his head, others thought it was hot and a couple were confused by things, but Kenz and I just loved our new lingerie from Blacklace and our new - although we both already owned at least one pair before - boots from BAX... Thank you Kenzee!!!! 
A little dash more Christmas magic came from our cute little friends Rudy, my new friend from Silent Sparrow that was available on Friday for Fifty Linden Friday, and this adorable Angel Bear from Boogers that you can still get your hands on at The Arcade!

What is she wearing;
Hair: DeLa - Sophie in Blacks and Whites 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost
Lingerie: Blacklace - Rousing Snowflake Holiday Set 
Reindeer: Silent Sparrow - Deer-ee! Mesh Plush Deer in Rudy (Past FLF Item)
Boots: BAX - Regency Boots in White Leather
Bear: Boogers - Angel Bear (Available now at The Arcade
Pose: Juxtapose - Mean Girls

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Christmas & a Rockin' New Year!

It's the time of the year when everything feels a little sparklier, everything seems to twinkle and people go mad buying presents, wrapping presents and then giving presents... For me it is a season I love, closely following behind the Halloween and International Talk Like A Pirate Holidays. It is a season of happiness and silliness and fun - at least in our house anyway - everyone is welcome and no one is allowed to be left out.
So Hell and I - because I was in a forceful mood and was able to drag him away from building - posed beneath the HUGE Christmas trees that have sprung up all around the Gator MC's new Track. I forced him into looking a little festive, he was kinda Bah Humbug about it until I showed him the fun giant glasses and the awesome Christmas hats..
From us to you we'd like to wish you all a very Happy Holidays, be they for Christmas celebrations or otherwise, and a rockin' New Year... We hope 2014 brings you much happiness, luck and all the stuff that makes you feel good... For us, 2014 is the year we get married! Wish us luck!

What are they wearing;
Hat: Remarkable Oblivion - Festivat in First Noel (Available now at The Arcade)
Hair: Truth - Fernanda (Past Group Gift)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost)
Scarf: yumyums - Bow Knit Scarf in Candy Cane (Available now at Acid Lily)
Sweater: Mag<3.B. - Care Sweater in Candy Cane (Current Gift)
Hat: Remarkable Oblivion - Festivat in Silver Bells (Available now at The Arcade)
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Magnus in Night Shadow
Skin: Najl Designs - (No Longer Available)
Glasses: RazzBerry Inc - bigEe Glasses in Snowman
Eyes: IKON - Eternal Eyes in Peak
Sweater: Tonktastic - Turtle Neck Sweater in Dark
Pose: Pose Maniacs - 54

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Metal, Lights and Twisted Antlers!

Sometimes you get new pretties and you NEED to do something with them to share them with anyone who will listen and look... That is exactly how I felt about at least three items that take pride of place in this post. Two stores that I am addicted too and a possible third that may well end up dragging me to the same dark and lonely path of addiction lol... I'm talking about Death Row Designs, Cute Poison and LODE...
Now... The picture is one of my weird, random, I-Need-To-Take-A-Picture-Of-This looks... As I opened things that I had either been sent for blogging, or bought I couldn't help but marvel at how freaking awesome they were and how cool they looked together!
Let's start with the least obvious... The facial piercing I have on here is from Cute Poison. As soon as I saw these on Flickr within Sae Luan's stream I KNEW I needed these. I feel naked without piercings, and for me personally I love the Cute Poison brand most. I'm not sure if it's the subtle look of them, the ease of fitting or the hud for modifying the piercing itself, but these things all together make the piercings very worthwhile and easy to use. This particular piercing is the Agelast Piercings that are available now at the Depraved Nation Frost Event - which by the way has SO MUCH STUFF that I want to grab, you might be lucky and see a Rudh shaped smudge as I run past hehe...
Then the fairy lights... Now I am addicted to fairy lights in RL, and when I saw this pretty sepia coloured set from LODE at The Chapter Four event, I couldn't resist, I will even admit that I bought both the sepia and the rainbow coloured sets LOL... I love the sepia set however, because you see rainbow lights like this so often and these sepia ones seem so close to that warm golden glow you get from the RL ones... I was addicted!
Then finally, the antlers... How can you possibly miss these?! These are the Anti-Xmas Rare Seasons Antlers, created by Jaimy Hancroft of Death Row Designs, for the Jewelry & Accessory Expo. They are to be found in one of the Gachas at the Gacha Pavillion... ALL of the designs of these are brilliant but, for me personally, when I won the Anti-Xmas pair I was bouncing around the room like I was on a sugar high. I LOVE these, so move over Rudolf there is a new reindeer in town hehe...

What is she wearing;
Antlers: Death Row Designs - Seasons Antler in Anti-Xmas RARE (Available now at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo II)
Fairy Lights: *LODE* Headwear - Bright Lights in Sepia (Available now at the Chapter Four)
Hair: Clawtooth - Temptation in Coco (Available now at The Arcade)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercing: Cute Poison - Agelast Piercings (Available now at Frost)
Pose: PRETENSE - Valere Pose 3

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Biker Chick without Leather!

I mentioned in a previous post about an upcoming Gator MC Party to open our new bike track... WELL, it happened on Saturday and it seemed to go pretty well... This track is not just for Biker club members though, if you feel you'd like to test out a bike then this is a simple and easy test place for that.
So anyway the party kicked off with a brilliant live set from Fireheart Braver - her first solo gig in SL - she's very good, nervous but loving what she does and that meant she seemed to have a lot more confidence than she claimed. If you want to see a new singer on the SL live music set, I would definitely recommend checking her out! Then HellBone took over and started Djing... 
It was a great party and for once I managed to look biker cute without wearing leather too lol - maybe just a little in my boots hehe - there is far too much leather in the MC world in SL!!!
So the look I pulled together was simple but I felt it was really cute, so I couldn't resist sharing it! A simple denim shirt - one that I am sure you can buy somewhere online but that was customised specially for me in my position as Secretary of the Gators MC - which I teamed with a really cute mini-skirt from FANATIK and my favourite Studded boots from J's. I then added this huge and kinda chunky looking necklace from Maxi Gossamer, called London Time. I love the fact that the watch in the central cog looks just like Big Ben in London when you see it up close, and this is definitely one of my favourite jewellery purchases as of late! Then finally to make it just that little bit girlier I dug out one of my new hair sets from Clawtooth, called Temptation and that is available at The Arcade right now. I'd gotten very lucky as Kenzee seemed to win a few red styles that had alluded me lol... I love it's messy curls and adorable bow!
Though OK I made the post a bit of a look of the day type affair, the reason for the party was all down to the Gators MC, so it wouldn't be fair for me not to share a little picture of the line-up of them hehe... There are a couple missing - Juli, being the most obviously missing in this picture - and the line-up wasn't something that was done on purpose lol, but hey gotta grab the family photos when you can right? So let me introduce you to the biker family I was pushed into hehe...

What is she wearing;
Hair & Bow: Clawtooth - Temptation in Dreamy Red (Available now at The Arcade)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Top: Exclusive to the Gators MC
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - London Time in Group
Skirt: FANATIK - Mikro Mini Skirt in Gray
Boots: J's - Studded Long Boots in Black

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tie your scarf in a pretty bow...

Tie your scarf in a pretty bow and head off, deep into the ice caves, there are lots of pretty places to explore in the caves near Santa's Grotto but remember a scarf because it's cold out there... 
I dug around looking for the perfect cave exploring outfit... I wanted something pretty too as I was in a rainbowish kinda mood... 
I pulled together this outfit, and although I wouldn't say it's a look of the day, it has kinda become a look of the day LOL... It started with the hooded dress from Exile that is available at The Arcade. I won it in a random colour pack and then was given another one by Kenz in reds... I did a little happy dance - gone are the days when I used to have black hair all the time lol.. I teamed the dress with some brightly coloured, leopard print, rainbow tights from Plastic Acid, which added a little vibrancy to the outfit, and then finished the look with a pair of Dirty Combat Boots from Corvus that were perfect for stomping around in the snow! BUT, there was something missing... I tried necklaces, I tried scarves, I even tried a feather boa, and suddenly as if by magic, Miss Iokko Molko of yumyums sent out these adorable Bow Knit Scarves that she has released for the Depraved Nation Frost Event... YAY IT WAS PERFECT.

What is she wearing; 
Outfit & Hair: Exile - First Snow (Available at The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars Piercings: Death Row Designs - mouthpiercing (Past Hunt Prize) 
Scarf: yumyums - Bow Knit Scarf in Blush (Available now at Frost
Ring: Cute Poison - Spiked Ring in Multicolour
Tights: Plastic Acid - Rainbow Leopard Leggings 
Boots: Corvus - Dirty Combat Boots (Past Fi*Friday Item) 
Pose: PRETENSE - Benefic 4

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Road to Ride...

I finally gave in and let HellBone have what he wanted... I give in with him too easily at times... Some people will shake their heads and tell me off for giving in, but I have and always will be someone that will do anything for a quiet life... 
This time I gave in and let HellBone create something new for the Bikers, in the SL Motorcycle Community that we are part of... This time he was talking about having a road... 
I gave in and let him have that road! Sigh - I am such a pushover at times! He has his road, BUT hopefully with other MC's paying us a visit and using it as a place to ride then we may at least get some of our rent on the land paid?! Least that was the plan! 
So anyway, because of this, I have been allowed to throw a party - not entirely for Christmas, but there will be a festive edge to it! - and I am a busy bee once again planning the event. We have a live singer performing for her first time as a solo performer and hopefully HellBone will follow her up with some DJing... I say hopefully, you never can tell with him, it's always last minute!
However, if anyone would like to join us at our track opening / Christmas party on Saturday December 14th at 12PM SLT, then I would LOVE to see you there... Just send me an IM in world and I will drop a LM on you or even send you a taxi YAY!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Missing the Monday Memes already!

Poor Berry, she is not well - and the time of the year when everyone starts getting busy preparing for family events and the like is almost upon us. I know that I will certainly be busy for a while as RL draws me out into the cold and I am expected to dress up all pretty like! Trust me that is a feat in itself LOL... Normally I avoid things like make-up like I would avoid the plague! So for a while, at least until the new year, the Monday Memes will be on a mini hiatus!
This does mean that when I get the chance to blog I am going to have to start thinking for myself again, means I have nothing to push me and I am afraid to say, it means that you will be forced to endure reading some inane ramblings for a while hehe...Though I promise I will try to have some pretties to share!
This is one of those pretties, and as much as I love the photo I am sad to say it isn´t one that I took LOL... Not sad because well I get a freaking gorgeous photo out of it, but sad in that I don´t have this level of skill to create something this beautiful.
My daughter Kenzee - our pretend bad girl, biker chick baby - was there with me recently at my sister Juli´s wedding, and while I was tearing my hair out taking pictures of the happy couple, she was taking secret ninja paparazzi photos of me!
Her photos are beautiful, I never knew I could look that gorgeous... She on the other hand seems to think otherwise, telling me "It captured the essence of you lol. Beautiful. Coy. Sweet and sassy. I like it" - which by the way is a direct quote from Kenz...
After all the not so prettiness that I have been feeling and going though these past few weeks, a picture like this, that catches me looking gorgeous just took my breath away a little... What a surprise this was!!! 
Thank you Kenz, Momma loves her pretty picture!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Mint 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Eyes: IKON - Horizon Eyes in Dark Verdigris 
Piercings: (Skeleton Hands) Death Row Designs - mouthpiercing (Past Hunt Prize), AND, Cute Poison - Fallen Piercing  
Dress: Rebel Hope - Fabria Dress in Tuxedo Gown Special Edition  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What does a Fox say?

Apparently if you listen to the song, a Fox says "Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!" apparently LOL... Gotta love that song...
Anyway, on Friday I FINALLY made it into this month's Arcade and went on a HUGE spending spree without even realizing it - as always! I ran around grabbing loads and loads, trading things as I went, and in the end my hoard was pretty awesome... No doubt I will be playing with a lot of it for a while! Though the reason for this post having the song that has been - and will no doubt be - in my head all day is due to all the cute Foxy things that I collected and decided to put on all at once lol... Nothing like a bit of overkill huh?!
So starting with the non-foxy things - of which there are not many - the hair... This is a Wasabi Pills hair that you can find in a gacha at The Arcade this month. I won it in a few colours, but the grey faded colour seemed to work well with the bright orange of the Fox hat. I dressed fairly simply in an old but still cute polka dotty top and a pair of Navy Engineer Boots from Sleepy Eddy - that you can also pick up at the Arcade. I also found this gorgeous spiked ring from Cute Poison, glittering in my hoard... The ring is a re-colour of a previous release available now for The Rack.
Then the fox starts to come into play... Starting with the skirt, which is foxy but not Arcade foxy. The skirt is one from AUX - it was a past group gift I believe, but don´t quote me on that - with it´s high waist and side zipper design it has that sexy feel but the denim keeps it feeling fun and flirty, oh and the little fox tail on the zipper is cute! Normally I wouldn't wear fur like this - in RL it is a definite no no for me! - but I just couldn't resist! I then added more fox to the look by pulling on a wooly Fox Hat from 8f8 and u.f.o´s coco animal clutch in a coral fox colour, before I finally released my newest pet from his carrying crate... This GORGEOUS little Fox neck snuggler from Birdy... All of these foxy things are available at the Arcade, but you need to play the gachas to win them - and as my mum would always say "You've gotta be in it, to win it!"

What is she wearing;
Hat: 8f8 - Fox Hat (Available now at The Arcade)
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Kira Mesh Hair in Faded (Available now at The Arcade)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Face Piercings: Cute Poison - Chimerical Piercings
Fox: Birdy - Foxy Neck Snuggler (Available now at The Arcade)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Truth Owl in Lapis
Top: Delusions - Rockabilly Tops Black
Skirt: Aux - A Little Foxy
Ring: Cute Poison - Spiked Ring in Blue (Available now for The Rack)
Clutch: u.f.o - cococ animal clutch in fox coral (Available now at The Arcade)
Boots: Sleepy Eddy - Engineer Boots in Navy (Available now at The Arcade)
Pose: PRETENSE - Rubric 4

Monday, December 9, 2013

Counting Sheep as I fall asleep...

Time for a photo that showcases the random side of me LOL... I´ve been working hard on editing photos that I took for my big sister Julz and her hubby Rodder´s wedding, which took place on Saturday, but my goodness after I am done with this I don´t think I want to stare at them for a long time hehe... I needed a break, and maybe just a little bit of a snooze...
As thoughts of dream-like colours washed through my mind I began to dig around in my wardrobe and play with some of the fun clothes that were sitting stashed ready for wear. One of the plaes my eye was drawn to was the items I have waiting from the store Rachel Breaker... This has to be one of the most colourful and creative places that I can think of, and after pulling on some of the items the store really did not disappoint. The DILLY collection - the headdress and the necklace - is available now at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo, and these amazing GOO Boots are to be available from Jersey Shore, although I am not entirely sure when things will be up for grabs just yet. The colour then just kept on coming... A cute dress and leggings from Sn@tch added some colour and fun to the look and a Spiked Ring from Cute Poison added a little bit more of that Rudhish sass to the whole thing.
Then I carried on my quest of looking for somewhere to sleep... MishMish to the rescue, thanks to their gorgeous new creation for Collabor88. The Counting Sheeps are available in 5 different colours / four cute pastel colours and an even more adorable black sheep / as well as small versions you can wear as an accessory that will jump over a fence on your head do you can count them as you fall asleep... PERFECT place to fall asleep I´d say.
Only problem for me is HellBone was scripting a bike, and therefore riding it around and around on our build platform... No chance to sleep over that racket! Anyone know somewhere quiet for me?

What is she wearing;
Hat: Rachel Breaker - DILLY Headress (Available now at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo II)
Hair: Rosy Mood - Little Miss Bow (Past Hunt Prize)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Necklace: Rachel Breaker - DILLY Necklace in Purpink (Available now at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo II
Top: Sn@tch - Macy Satin Mini Dress in Pink
Ring: Cute Poison - Spiked Ring in Multi-Coloured (Available now for The Rack)
Pants: Sn@tch - Loony Latex Pants
Boots: Rachel Breaker - GOO Boots in Colour04
Pose & Sheep & Props: MishMish - Counting Sheeps (Available now at Collabor88)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hunting a Dark Angel

Sometimes you discover a new designer, and sometimes that new designer just seems to fall into your lap. Now I know that my friend Dark isn't what I would call a new designer - he's been around creating things for a while but his venture into clothing is something that has only been going on for a little while and although I've been given bikes to play with, anyone that knows me will know I LOVE clothes - and even more specifically SHOES!
I pulled on an outfit to go with the brand new Rebel Chain Boots that he passed me, I teamed them with a pair of his shorts, and the outcome seemed a little Sci-Fi... Things just evolved from there hehe...
So as I mentioned the shorts and the boots - which come in three different colours and are perfect for the girl who loves the chunky army boot style! - are from my friend Dark's store, DarkAngel Creations. Who says you can't be a blogger and help out your friends with a little promotion huh? Hehe! I kept the rest of the look fairly simple, pulling on an old top from Sassy Kitty Designs - shows you just how old the top is right? SAKIDE hasn't been SKD for a while LOL - and some awesome socks with garters from League. Then I accessorised pulling my hair back with the spiked headband, and this gorgeous necklace called London Time from Maxi Gossamer, and all I needed was my favourite little gun and I was ready to stalk my favourite DarkAngel through the Sci-Fi style warehouse at Neon Origami...
Oh Mr Dark... It's time for your shot, hehe!!!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Clawtooth - Hearts on Fire in Wheat (Past Arcade Item)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercings: (Skeleton Hands) Death Row Designs - mouthpiercing (Current Trick or Treat Hunt Prize), AND, Cute Poison - Fallen Piercing
Collar: [Haste] - Come Closer Collar in Chrome
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - London Time (Available now at Collabor88)
Top: Sassy Kitty Designs (Now SAKIDE) - Stretched Tank in Red
Gun: Embody - Prop Gun
Shorts: DarkAngel Creations - Shorts with Suspenders
Socks: League - Ella Stockings and Garter Belt
Boots: DarkAngel Creations - Rebel Chain Boots in Brown
Pose: Starry Heaven - Kipi 5 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland for a Monday Meme

Monday came and went again, and that can only mean one thing... Another Meme! I love Monday's -weird saying that I know - but every week Berry rolls out a fun meme to keep our minds working on our little blog spaces. I'm not even sure people read my ramblings, but I love getting working on the posts and while I have the memes to work on every week I don't see myself stopping any time soon! So, thanks Berry!
On to this week's Meme then... We're heading full speed ahead into the Winter Season at the moment. It has taken hold in both RL and SL, though I have often wondered how weird it must be for people in the Southern Hemisphere to be thinking about the cold in SL when they are heading into Summer... Anyway, Berry has themed her Meme this week about the cold season and so I am using it as an excuse to tell you all about the new and awesome weather system that Hell has just set up at our home!
This weather system is the brain child of the man behind the Dwelling Quay store. He has created weather that is lag free, low prim count AND gorgeously verified. At the moment, the sim is set up for snow, but you really need to see it rain!! Oh my gosh I love the rain effects! I feel biased in saying something about it, my daughter Kenzee has just become his customer service representative, but really even without that I would rave about this product. You need to see it to believe, I was the same. We have a bike track on our land - a place where large groups of bikers will come to ride en mass, now these groups have a lot of scripted bikes and therefore cause a fairly large lag spike when they arrive, and we were worried that the system might make it worse... IT DOESN'T!!! I KNOW I AM AS SHOCKED AS YOU!!
OK enough of a sales pitch - thought seriously go check it out LOL - but time to move on to Berry's Questions...
What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – The Winter Season here seems to vary. At the moment there is a chill in the air but it feels crisp, not too cold - nothing that a warm coat cannot protect you from at any rate. The sun is shinning though so that makes everything seem pretty. We do get a LOT of rain here, and it will usually snow in January. Amsterdam is gorgeous in the snow, that is until it melts and starts to become like brown slush hehe...
When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – I love Autumn for the colours, but as soon as Winter starts to rear it's head I start thinking about wishing I could hibernate like other animals LOL... Seriously the dark nights and the dark mornings do make me feel a little sad.
Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Pft NO lol... I'm one of those people you'd see at a Ski resort spending all their time sitting around in the lodge with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book... In fact let me just skip the ski resort and stay home with the book?
What do you like most about this season? – Definitely not the snow, I am far too paranoid about falling over! I do however love that feeling of being allowed to snuggle up warm. I love having PJ days and staying in reading my books - in case you hadn't already noticed hehe!
Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – I love Christmas. Well not actually Christmas itself - if I'm being honest - I love the run up to Christmas when things are feeling festive and pretty, and I love the day after Christmas when you can veg out and just enjoy some good television... Christmas Day itself can often be something of a let down after all the hard work you put into it, but I love that week before Christmas when everything is feeling sparkly!

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Truth - Fernanda (Current Subscribo Gift) 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars 
Face Piercings: Cute Poison - Chimerical Piercings 
Glasses: Acid & Mala - Falling off Face Glasses (No Longer Available!)
Tongue: Scrub - IronTongue 

Hoodie: Aux - Goat Hoodie 
Plushie: {Pita Pocket} - Little Woodland Hipsters in Deer 
Pose: PRETENSE - Baby It's Cold 2

In the rain for a Wedding!

Not mine before anyone asks, my big sister Juli and Brother-in-Law Rod are finally tying the knot on Saturday. She asked me if I could help her out by taking a photo for their invitations... How could I say no?! 
The final picture worked out better than I had thought it might... I always worry a little when someone asks me to take a picture for them, especially when it is for one that is going to be used in this way, but after much stressing about lighting, rain effects - thanks to HellBone's ultimate weather system that I will be talking about later on in another post - and finding just the right pose. The pose I found was one from Magnifique Poses - available on the Marketplace - and it was perfect for the rainy shot that Julz wanted. Well OK originally she wanted snow, but I said no to the snow LOL... I couldn't have pulled a look off like this in the snow and I am so glad we stuck with rain instead... There is nothing more romantic to me than cuddling up in the rain hehe...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Discovery of a Lost World thanks to a Consignment from The Arcade!

Archaeology is a passion of mine. So much so that I went to University and got myself a degree in the subject - I can kinda boastfully say that I have a bachelors degree in Archaeology with a specialization in the Medieval period to boot - and I could and do rabbit on about history and archaeology for HOURS at a time if I am provoked! There is a point to this rambling by the way, bear with me I am getting there lol...
Anyway, as I might have mentioned a few times before, The Arcade is open - can you tell I am getting a little twitchy about wanting to be in there yet? - and whilst I was looking through the items one set caught my eye a little more than some of the others... Can you tell where the opening ramble was going yet?
If you've looked at the Shopping Guide you will notice that Consignment is the one that has opened the flood gates on this ramble due to their awesome creations.
I knew I couldn't resist setting up a mini excavation area in our garden swamp, it felt so perfect excavating the huge T-Rex skull, it was like being in a Lost World movie hehe... The discovery that the Gators were not the first reptiles to wander through our little swamp was a bit of a shock, but my archaeologist instincts kicked in and out came my little trowel hehe... I was already dressed in what I might have worn on site - OK so maybe not the teeny weeny skirt and heels, but the loose shirt and chunky boots are a must!
My only little quibble with the collection is that its dinosaur bones and not human remains... I mean Archaeology is a much prettier word, but when Dinosaurs are concerned it's Palaeontology as Archaeology is human related hehe... But then maybe I'm the only one that will think about that, and even then it is only because I am 100% geek about the subject lol...
Thank you for letting my inner geek out... Gotta love a bit of rolling in the dirt hehe...

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Melissa in Gingerbread 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Top: [DEADWOOL] - Gingham Shirt in Pale Pink 
Skirt: FANATIK - Mikro Mini Skirt in Grey 
Props: Consignment - Fossil Hunter (Available now at The Arcade
Pose: PRETENSE - Valere 1

A walk through the last few days of Autumn

OK so as I said I am going to be keeping myself busy blogging all kinds of different things in an attempt to stop myself going mad until The Arcade chaos calms down, and luckily I have some really cute things stashed away ready to share!
This outfit is one of those things, and I warn you now, it is NOTHING like my normal style! Even when I am not wearing something dark and zombie styled, I tend to dress a little more crazily, yet one of the key items in this look called for something a little more... OK well a little less Rudh!
The sweater was the thing that caused the deviation from my normal style. One of the things I love about blogging is that I can play around and try a variety of things, if they don't work then OK but least I can actually hold my hands up and say yes I tried it and no I don't like it... So anyway, the sweater, this is a new release from Mag<3.B. and although it is not entirely my style I love the colour combination and the girlishness that comes from the colours. A collection of these was released last week and they all come in cute combinations ranging from pastels to a dark green and red one with a very festive feel... I clung on to the Autumn feeling and went for one that was Apple coloured. I teamed it with a gorgeous and OH-SO-USEFUL skirt from FANATIK, that I modded the colour of. It's definitely one of my favourite staples in my wardrobe!
I accessorised with this uber-cute Hedgehog Clutch from SNOWBOA. I've had it stashed away in my inventory for a while, but I figured this was the right look to wear with something like this. Then moving down, my shoes! I fell in love with these shoes from League when I saw them at Shoetopia, and I knew I had to have them - there was just one little flaw in the works. The shoes are made for SLink feet, not the flat feet that I had but the medium feet that I didn't. At first I wasn't happy thinking I'd have to buy feet just so I could buy the shoes, but it seems that a lot of places are now making shoes to fit these feet, so in the end if I want the shoes then I have to look at the feet as an investment. It came down to did I want the shoes, YES, so I needed the feet!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Lory in Gingerbread (Past Arcade Item)
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars
Piercings: (Skeleton Hands) - Death Row Designs - mouthpiercing (Current Trick or Treat Hunt Prize), AND, Cute Poison - Fallen Piercing
Top: Mag<3.B. - Lace Sweater in Apple
Skirt: FANATIK - Mikro Mini Skirt in Grey
Clutch: SNOWBOA - Hedgehog Clutch
Shoes: League - Vintage T-Bar Pumps in Red (Worn with SLink Bare Feet in Medium)
Pose: Juxtapose - TOSL BDay 5 (Past Hunt Prize)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Little Penguin Holiday!

The Arcade has opened it's doors for the December round, and my goodness looking at the shopping guide on their blog has made me positively drool... I have even started writing a list of the things I want - sorry Santa you aren't getting a list this year, my only list is a shopping list for the Arcade! 
Still luckily for me, I was able to get my hands on the gorgeous Penguins before the even opened, thanks to the awesomeness that is Miss Aime Takaai - MishMish's owner! 
These little penguins are SO CUTE, it almost makes me want to fill our little garden with snow... Not that a swamp full of snow is a good idea - I mean no one wants frozen Gators - but maybe just maybe I can freeze some of the water around my house hehe...
This little penguin however went for a trip to visit his family, who had just taken on jobs at Santa's Workshop... Santa's Workshop is a place that will REALLY get you into a Christmas mood.
The avatar that I have on is a rare prize from the MishMish Penguin Gacha that is available now at the new round of The Arcade, that is if you can get in there it is available now, otherwise things will be available until the end of the month. I teamed it with a few other of the penguin accessories - the Little Penguin Attachment, Earmuffs and the Slapping Fish - but there are a collection of others that can just be used to decorate your snowy home space...
I LOVE THESE!!!! So cute, now all I have to do is wait until I can get myself into The Arcade for the rest of the things I want on my list!

What is she wearing;
Avatar: MishMish - Penguin Gacha Penguin Avatar RARE (Available now at The Arcade)
Earmuffs: MishMish - Penguin Gacha Earmuffs (Available now at The Arcade)
Head Penguin: MishMish - Penguin Gacha Little Penguin Attachment RARE (Available now at The Arcade)
Fish: MishMish - Penguin Gacha Slapping Fish (Available now at The Arcade)

Winter Faes ride in the Clouds!

The Arcade starts up again today, and I am going to hold off going for a week until things calm down lag wise. Until that point however, I will need to find things to occupy my mind and avoid the shakes as I battle the urge to try to force my way in earlier hehe... 
Lots of interesting things to come your way I hope... First off this random look I pulled together that started with the eyes and became something straight out of crazy land. 
The eyes are available now from SongBird, as a prize in the Invitation Only Hunt, and come with the gorgeous eye make-up that gives the pretty Winter Fae it's little sparkle of magic. It struck me as a little bit icy, but more sky-like so I had a flash of inspiration. I dug out the Jackalope ears and antlers from Half Deer that have been gathering dust until I could find a suitable look for them. I teamed that with some very girlie coloured hair that was a past hunt prize from Ploom, it's pinks and purples providing a subtle flicker of colour. The last little hint towards the clouds and their magic is the gorgeous necklace - one of my favourite pieces of jewellery ever -from League. The Daydream Necklace can be worn with or without moving clouds and in single, double or triple strands of picture frames as seen here!
Thank you though to Miss Nimil Blackflag, of SongBird, because without her I'd have not had the eyes and I'd have not been able to find something to occupy my mind and get over the shakes hehe!!!

What is she wearing;
Ears & Antlers: Half Deer - The Jackalope in Dreamer
Hair: Ploom - Cynthia in Easter Hunt (Past Hunt Prize)
Skin: al vulo - Chen in Water Dryad
Eyes & Eye Make-up: SongBird - Winter Fae (Available now in the Invitation Only Hunt)
Lips: Lamp*Light - Lips with Teeth
Necklace: League - DayDream Necklace in Moving Sky Triple Tier
Pose: Starry Heaven - Yurika 3 (Available now at Acid Lily)