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Winter Fair is going on all this week and the sheer number of warm and snuggly offerings available there is astounding. You’ll be set for scarves for years to come if you nip over for a visit, let me tell you.
In the first picture below, I’m wearing the Winter Sweater and Mesh Stockings by [F[uchOn with Hannah bobbly hat hair from Tameless and some incredibly cute snowman earrings by Pure Poison. The refreshingly innocent skin in all but one of the outfits below is Riria by Shiva, with which I am rather taken.
The second outfit pairs the Down Jacket from Leri Miles Designs with the Marge pants from Mayden Couture. I’m also wearing Pam hair, again from Tameless. More hair from Tameless in the third outfit, this time Estelle, with an adorable little black dress from Mimi Noire called Frill and the Mesh Hooded Cardigan by Dew, plus some Warm Boots from Piccara to keep my tootsies warm. The skin I’m wearing for that outfit is Aisha, by Chloe; I felt the chilled pink nose was appropriate with the bare legs.
Last but not least in the above set, the Marge trousers from Mayden Couture make a repeat appearance, this time in grey and paired with the Short Leather Jacket by Cheeky, nicely complemented by the Loving Necklace from Splash (which looks even better in close-up, I should add).
I fell a bit in love with Intrepid’s Cover Me In… sets. I’m wearing the jacket from the Blackberry set on the left, but the outfits also come with options galore. The boots are Wintercow by Retro and are similarly delicious, as are the Winter Scarves by Yulicie and Hollyweird’s Ice Queen piercings. (The hair in the left and right outfits is Bella by CaTwA and second from the right is Gloria by Wasabi Pills – the only things in these piccies that aren’t available at Winter Fair.)
In the second outfit, I’m wearing my favourite Winter Fair item: the London Jacket by Sassy! – it comes in maaaany fabulous colours and two styles. I will probably wear them all at once through greed. I paired it with the Warm Leggings by Piccara, Classic Tall Boots from PiChi and some really cute Ivory Horn earrings from MiWardrobe. I’m clutching a Cookie Jar by Tentacio containing gingerbread men that look an awful lot better when my camera isn’t buggering them up.
The third outfit is the Turquoise Nebula version of the Celeste dress by Miss Darcy, along with the Gabriella skin from Panda Punx and the Snowflake Mouthie from FreakyDesign. Last but not least, another personal favourite: Mimi Noire’s Mesh Hooded Cardigan and Purple Moon’s Skinny Jeans, as well as the Audrey necklace from MiWardrobe.
I’m stopping here before my fingers fall off from the typing, having barely scratched the surface of what you can pick up and squirrel away into your winter wardrobe at the Winter Fair. Good times.
Around The World, an event inspired by all the cultures and fashions on our fair planet, is in full swing and packed full of unusual treats. Each region has its own section but, in the spirit of the melting pot that Second Life has become, I have mixed and matched my nationalities to my heart’s content.
Above is the Antique Pakistani Furniture available from Senzafine and, to match its abundance of rich colours, the Tango Dress from Has Been. Posing items being, of course, in abundance at Around The World, I’m using one of the Strength mini-set poses from !bang.
A little more mellow but no less inviting, the Zen Garden Skybox from Ziau features your very own Zen sandbox and original poetry for your contemplative moments. I’m wearing the Seattle dress from Geometry with the Aussie Ugg Boots by Intrepid and playing about with the African Child and Malkia posing sets from Motionless, which come with a handy HUD version that I’m sure will be every photographer’s delight.
For those of us with bulging virtual closets and a hunger for more, you’ll have no trouble keeping your eyes on the prize at Around The World. Above you can see the Fur Poncho on offer from Orquidea, the Say It! New York cropped sweater from Apple May and the My Faithful shirt from Intrepid, all worn with Intrepid’s Patriot Jeans.
These are but a small fraction of the goodies on offer. Around The World has quite the variety, covet-worthy quality and a celebration of the diversity around our world – which, it turns out, can actually be enjoyed all at once. The doors are open until November 29 – grab your shopping cart and go have fun!
If you’ve a penchant for the more macabre shades of glamour, you might want to pay a visit to The Costume Ball, open from now until the day after Halloween. Whether you’re looking for an elegant way to celebrate the Halloween season or, like me, you can’t resist a sweep of red lipstick against a dress as black as sin, I think you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Of course, it’s always nice to have somewhere to lollygag in a ladylike manner once you’re all dressed up, and the Harvest Night Gazebo by Cheeky Pea, shown above, is just one of the alternatives on offer. The dress, called Black Widow, is by Happy Undead and is also available as a corset; its without a doubt my new go-to formal attire, Halloween or otherwise.
No outfit is complete without a brand new skin and, once again, the Costume Ball is happy to oblige. Though I find rich scarlet lipstick like those on Pink Fuel’s Femme Fatale skins (left) irresistible, the Fuyu skins from Izzie’s (centre) are a soft temptation all of their own. Alternatively, the Dia de los Muertos tattoo masks, which come in two varieties with added hair flower, may be your Halloween cup of tea. Happily, the Monster mesh eyes by Ziau work with whichever choice you make.
If you like to dress up your home up as much as yourself, Senzafine’s “Nevermore” parlour set creates a suitably dark and decadent ambience. I don’t recommend wearing the Gothic Dress from Rotten Defiance while moving the furniture, mind you – best saved for the evening’s events. Although, when paired with Evolve’s “The Puppeteer” pose set, it does give a whole new meaning to the idea of hanging around in your best frock.
There are just two days left until the Mesh Around hunt begins, when over 60 different designers will be offering goodies to those intrepid enough to find them. The hunt will run from June 1 to June 15 and every prize will be centred on mesh of some kind – be it clothing, furniture, accessories or other mesh-based goodies.
Above, I’m wearing half of the hunt prize from Sakide – there are actually two outfits included, one for daytime and the other for night, both very easy on the eye. I’ve accessorised with Maxi Gossamer’s Zaadori earrings, which come in both silver and gold. Behind me (and partly in my hand!) is the Escritoire by Baffle, an incredibly detailed and beautifully textured piece of furniture.
Furniture collectors will also want to keep an eye out for this Curve Patio Set by Trompe Loeil, in Summer Dots. Included is a chair, sofa and coffee table and frankly I’d be as happy to enjoy this set in my living room as in the back yard. In this picture, I’m also wearing Bitch Tail’s whimsical yet daring Speak Now dress (you’ll be wanting undies with this one!), accessorised with the Geode Ring by HANDverk.
These, of course, are just a few of the prizes you can pick up when the hunt begins. You can find more info about Mesh Around, and the stores participating, here – this one’s a must-visit for anyone who, like me, cannot stuff enough mesh into their inventories.
More goodies from Skin Addiction’s event, Skin Showcase, which is still running and will be open until June 10th. Seriously, you need to go take a peek – and, if you join the group, there’s even a few gifts waiting for you.
First up this time is La Petite Morte’s new skin, currently exclusive to the event and called Iris. She has a very sweet face, with a lovely innocent look about her, and a soft, stroke-able body to boot. One for the skin staples folder, this.
She comes in three tones, with six different makeups – I’m particularly taken with the shocking blue eyeshadow, personally, but I also really like the lipsticks, especially the reds, and the blush is gorgeous. And look! Not a crossed eye in sight. Let it never be said that I cannot learn from my muppetry.
Izzie’s is another new skinmaker to me, and another one I’ve fallen in love with. Delusional comes with a ridiculous number of bells and whistles and is a mix-and-matcher’s dream. If you can’t get this skin to match what you’re wearing, yer doin’ it wrong.
Freckle options are included – just your face, or over your whole body, and they’re lovely and subtle – for once, not being a huge freckles fan, I can’t decide if I prefer the skin with or without them.
There are eyeshadows galore available for this skin, as well as lots of lipsticks and lipglosses. I really wasn’t kidding about the mix-n-match.
I’ve still only scratched the surface of what’s available at the Skin Showcase, but hopefully it’ll encourage you to go take a look – and maybe you’ll find some new skinmakers to fall in love with, too!
If you’re a fan of the fake-up, Beauty Festival is a must-visit for you. I’m sad to say that I can only give you a quick intro to the goodies on offer today, because I am attempting to chase the cat out of my suitcase so I can leave for the airport on my Bi-Annual Parental Pacification trip. In other words, visiting the parents in England before my mother explodes from impatience. My dear sister, Willis, will be presenting you with more yummies from the festival tomorrow and I’ll have more to show you on my return.
Anyway, unnecessary information aside, there’s some fab novelty makeup for sale. Below is the metallic eye paint from BOOM; silver and gold come in the pack and both are a gloriously messy experiment in tearful eyeshadow application.
Also available are lots and lots of different lipsticks from Mons, including this pack of candy-coloured offerings. Pretty!
Next a sample from Pididdle’s selection, the HyperLips in Wild She. The pack includes a version with teeth and one without and both are highly detailed and very wearable.
And finally a piece from cheLLe, one of the organisers of the festival. You can wear these henna tattoos on one side of your face only or both at the same time, depending on your mood.
These are just a few of the make-up choices you can find at the festival – it’s definitely worth a visit!
Evelyn Hartshon of Blogging Second Life set a challenge for bloggers this week: from the list on their website, choose and write about a store that you have neither heard of nor been to before. I chose Maai, because I’d mentally picked out at least half a dozen items from just the first page of their Marketplace store.
It turns out that I cheated a little bit: once I’d spent a happy hour clicking away on the Marketplace and gathered my pretty trophies in my inventory, I realised that, gathering dust in the lamentable depths of my “Still To Be Sorted” folder, was a dress I’d fallen in love with at an event I’ve forgotten the name of a month or two back. I have decided this does not count, purely because I still hadn’t heard of the store. I am nothing if not observant.
Maai’s Marketplace store is the first place you should look, should you find their offerings as pretty as I do. There are plenty of promos available – Ziza, on the left of the picture above, comes with prim belt and mesh shoes and was on sale for an irresistible $L99. It’s hard to turn value like that down when one’s Linden balance cries itself to sleep.
The right-hand dress, Darla, is the aforementioned dust gatherer, and I think you can see what attracted me to it. I’ve seen this template used by quite a few creators, but this is one of my favourite texturings – I’m a sucker for monochrome floral. Darla comes with the same style of mesh pumps in black.
The drawback of the templates Maai used to create these dresses is that they’re only sold in one size – some faffing with sliders may be in order. I didn’t find myself needing to make any changes, but I could just be lucky. It would have been worth the effort, though.
I should probably also warn you that, when I first tried this dress on, my ladygarden was poking over the top of the plunged front… not a good look. Handily, Aura skins come with a layer for the hiding of one’s ladygarden, which soon solved that issue – fortunately before I’d paraded around any newbie sims wearing it. This is not a fault with the dress, and certainly won’t stop me wearing it, merely a cautionary tale for preserving one’s dignity.
Maai is a diverse place to shop. Above left is the Andy mesh dress, which comes in three sizes and includes the mesh belt accessory. It’s great for everyday wear and also dresses up nicely. The centre picture shows the Uma shirt and Pia shorts, both clothing layer only and pretty solid basics for your wardrobe. On the right is Ary, an entirely prim sweater that’s surprisingly easy to wear, for such a detailed piece, shown with Jenna leggings, another simple basic that will probably match half the tops in my clothing folder.
Maai has an in-world store, but I believe the promo offers are Marketplace only. I definitely recommend a peek, if only to snap up some deals.
Skins: Aura – Briar – Starlight (shown with Darla)
League – Jen – Bloom (all other pics)
Hairs: Wasabi Pills – Coco (shown with Zizi and Uma/Pia)
Lamb: Oleander (shown with Darla)
Exile: All I am (shown with Andy and Ary)
All poses by Frooti