Vershe FreebieFriday (#6) Has Officially Begun


It’s Friday again and the weekly notice has arrived from Vershel Iadyl that she has set out her FreebieFriday item at -VERSHE- Layers of Style. Please be aware that this is a new locationand the hunt gift is there. Shoppers be advised that Vershel is also seeking your feedback on her new store and location and asks that you share your feedback on everything – good or bad, she wants it all. Drop an IM or notecard in her in world. I just love it when creators actually want feedback from customers and, even better, actually listen to it.
Vershe New Main Store

Vershe New Main Store

Vershe New Main Store 2

So back to this weeks Freebie Friday gift. Boy, is this gift ever adorable! It has really put me in the mood for summer adventuring and picnics. And despite the wording on the back – no nomming on my backside, and yes, sometimes creators spell out juicy on their item, and sometimes their creations just embody it. This weeks FreebieFriday is huge! It includes:

  • 2 Skins (IN TWO TONES!!)
  • WearEms’ Top (Juicy watermelon design)
  • 2 different pairs of her Stackas (shoes)

Watermellon Stackas

And the only thing you have to do to get this is, 1 join her in world group, Vershelz Posse, (only 50L) and 2 hunt it down. The item will be hidden in a small purple heart box somewhere around the store. Also the special thing about this FreebieFriday is that this week it will be out until Sat. night. That is right! an extra 24 hours to hunt down this awesome gift.

NomNomNom - Lets Go Shopping

NomNomNom – Lets Go Shopping

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Style Card

*VERSHE* Fawn: Tan (Free to Group)
::Exile:: Violetta:Pecan
[SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
[ PXL ] Mouth_open_Addon_v7 (Mod/Copy)

*VERSHE* WearEms: WaterNomNom (Free to Group)
Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * XS Dirty
*VERSHE* Stacka Shoe: MellonBottom (Free to Group)

Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ – *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum~ XL
basic piercing (attaches to chin)
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
KittyCats – 7T Champ (my baby)

Summer Fashion Festival


Summer Fashion Festival

Summer Fashion Festival

ArisAris Sim is organizing their first event, the “Summer Fashion Festival”, for June 8th to 24th, 2012. The event plans to showcase a sample of products from a variety of stores. The organizers from the festival are: Ariadna Garrigus, Moonshine Allerhand, Rams3s Kirax and Derek Altneu, Dagda Bumer and Estrellita Gagliano, and they plan to have all an avenue with an stand for each designer (hoping for approximately 100 stores) showcasing one creation exclusive to the event.

The theme for the event is “summer fashion,” but it doesn’t mean bikinis and swimsuits. The aim is to show a design from each store that  highlights the the style of the store in the theme of the summer. Stores wishing to participate can still apply on the event blog: http://thesummerfashionfestival.blogspot.com.es/. In addition to the items for sale, organizers and some of the participating stores will provide some freebies and gifts, too.

Below is a list of stores already signed up for the festival:

ArisAris
Moonshadow
MDL
Rams Tattoo
Freedo.om
Chop Zuey
My Precious
Censored
Modish
I ❤ Fashion
Retro
Beautycode
Candymetal

With new stores being added every day, check  here for updates to the above list: http://thesummerfashionfestival.blogspot.com.es/p/tiendas.html.

I encourage you to check out this event as it promises to have some wonderful surprises.

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Event ad picture by Suvi Breil.

It Feels Like I’m Living In ::Exile::


Maybe that’s because lately ::Exile:: has been one of the main hair brands I find myself throwing on. It is becoming one of my main go to brands, if not the main one. Kavar Cleanslate has produced some particularly gorgeous hairs over the course of his career, and, so far, I would say he is at the peak of his performance to date. This latest release is all mesh and all styles are long styles in this latest release. This round the styles are youthful and even a bit vintage in their feel. So  kind of a combination of new and old. I am wearing this latest release in the pictures below and from left to right the styles are: Prelude, Tonight Tonight, and Satisfaction. (Click on any of the pictures below for a link to a larger version with more detail.)

Prelude - Tonight Tonight - Satisfaction

Prelude - Tonight Tonight - Satisfaction Headshot

That youthful feel which the new hairs from ::Exile:: is what inspired me to combine the hairs with the new Glam Affair skin, called Leah. Leah feels a very different skin than anything Aida Ewing, the creator of Glam Affair, has done before. With 5 skin tones, 22 different lipstick layers, 3 freckle styles, 3  colors each of which gives the option to include the same color hairbase or not, and 13 base makeup skin options (12 makeups and one clean option), you can have pretty much any look you want. I went with a very neutral base makeup skin, –Glam AffairLeah MedTan – 02, which had almost no eye makeup and a very natural lip color, as you can see in the picture of the Exile style called Satisfaction and the beige Maggie Outfit from [ m ]. That picture has no lipstick color or any other form of added tattoo layer makeup. The only make up added to the other two looks are the lipstick. You can see what a huge difference it makes in the look just to add a different lipstick color.

Prelude - Tonight Tonight - Satisfaction Full Body

Prelude - Tonight Tonight - Satisfaction Full Body With M & Vershe

During the process of deciding what to do with the hairs, I had come to the decision that I was just going to do headshots showing just the hairs and the make up and then Magnifico Miggins, the creator for [ m ], sent me a collection of two of her upcoming releases to look over. The first was an adorable, perfect for spring mini dress she calls the Maggie Outfit. When she sent it over she included all of her upcoming color releases – aqua, beige, black, green, grey, pink, and red. Accompanying that outfit collection was her exciting new watch. A chunky, fun, colorful watch, she calls the Miracle Watch. The miracle is the face of this watch which has a subtle rainbow coloring that reminds me of a sclupti map that constantly changes. Mag says that the face will never repeat, that color combinations might be close or similar, but will never be exactly the same at any given time when you look at it. I personally found the watch mesmerizing to watch. LOL I had fun watching the watch – that sounds so funny to me, but it is true, I did.

Now this dress may look as if it has sculpti or mesh attachments to give it that 3D look you see in the pictures, but that isn’t attachments, just really amazing texturing on the part of the creator. The only attachment is a basic prim piece for the skirt that goes between the legs that you are probably all familiar with in other outfits. The outfits were fun and I wanted to show a little bit of their versatility without changing it up too much. When trying things on I paired the dresses with shorts and pants and they worked wonderfully as a top. I also liked adding the Claw Belt from [ m ] which is one of Mag‘s recent releases for kind of a slightly edgier look that better fit the dark lipstick I had put on this version of Leah and the shiny black nails I had on. As far as color coordination, everything just kind of fell into place – the matching hair color accents the matching watches and shoe colors I happened to have and want to display, everything.

Okara Sliders - Le Plateau - Mimi Flats

Shoes: Okara Sliders - Le Plateau - Mimi Flats

Only one thing remained to finish off the three looks before I would be able to head out and hit the town and that was shoes. So I pulled out two new releases from Vershe and an old stand by from [ m ] and the looks were complete and I was ready to hit the town. Now the cute clunky heals that are a new release from Vershe were something that all the members of her group had the option to drop by and pick up the store for FREE, last Friday. Yes, that’s right, I said  those shoes were FREE. Freebie Friday is something Vershe creator, Vershel Iadyl, does for her group. She puts out one never before released item that you do have to hunt for but if you are a member of the group you get it for free when you find it. This happens every week. This past week it was this adorable pair of shoes, and the previous week it was a PHATTY PACK of her new mesh Capri sweatpants she calls LabelWh*re Sweats. Yes a PHATTY PACK, 7 colors, of her never before released item. I have been in groups before that had great free gifts or frequent gifts or both, but never one quite like this. A weekly freebie of a brand new release and other random gifts just because the woman is feeling generous, all as part of a group that there is no fee to join? If you know of a group like this that has such huge benefits to join please share in the comments section because I would really like to maximize my group space. Funny, I remember when we survived on 25 and now 42 just isn’t enough.

Ok so back to the shoes. The adorable Okara sliders were a freebie that is now available for sale. Next is the classic chunky heel pump from [ m ] called Le Plateau Heel. I went with a basic black look with the top part patterned with white birds, a signature look for [ m ]. And finally I added the Vershe Mimi Flats, a new release, in the pattern she calls Dots. It is a cute fresh, summer, feel – perfect for a day of sight seeing or exploring around SL. Vershel would kill me for saying this, but my nicknames for her shoes are the Okra Sliders and the baskin robins shoes. Not sure why that is what comes to mind with the names and the patterns but my mind is just crazy like that sometimes; so if you ever hear me or see me “talking” about these shoes and I call them by the wrong name, you will now know which ones I am talking about.

Speaking of exploring, look out here for upcoming blogs on adventuring. I have scouted out some fun locations and hope to do another adventure sight seeing shoot soon. But for now I am signing off and sending you to the credits, so that if you saw any thing you like you can run out and get it. Everything except the dress and watch are available for purchase, now, and the dress and watch are only about a week away, so run right out and pick up your favorites.

Happy Shopping.

Style Card

Store SLURLs available on the SLURLs page

Worn in all outfits:

Freckles: -Glam Affair – Leah Freckles C (New)*
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Watch: [ m ] Miracle Watch (Shown in Baby Blue, Pale, and Black) (Coming soon)*

Worn in Exile – Prelude:

Hair: ::Exile:: Prelude:Chardonnay (New)*
Skin: -Glam Affair – Leah MedTan – 02 BL HB (New)*
Lipstick: -Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 09 (New)*
Dress: [ m ] – Maggie Outfit aqua (Coming soon)*
Shoes: *VERSHE* – Okara Sliders (New) (free for group members last Friday at Vershe’s Freebie Friday)

Worn in Exile – Tonight Tonight:

Hair: ::Exile::Tonight Tonight:Persimmon (New)*
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah MedTan – 02 Red HB (New)*
Lipstick: -Glam Affair – Leah Lipstick 22 (New)*
Dress: [ m ] Maggie Outfit green (Coming soon)*
Shoes: [m] [m] Le Plateau Heel Special
Belt: [ m ] Claw Belt special

Worn in Exile – Satisfaction:

Hair: ::Exile::Satisfaction:Moreno (New)*
Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah MedTan – 02 D HB (New)*
Dress: [ m ] Maggie Outfit beige (Coming soon)*
Shoes: *VERSHE* Mimi Flats: Dots (New)*

*Review Copy

‘My Attic” Is Open To The Public


You are all invited to ‘My Attic”, an event hosted by The Deck sim, and its owner, Sasy Scarborough. It starts today March 21st and ends on March 31st. The theme this session is “Summer Abroad 1955-1960” and all items are 95L for the duration of the event, and will then go to regular store prices afterwards. I personally grabbed almost everything there.
Here’s the SLURL to the place and if you are lucky you might even catch some of your favorite creators / designers hanging out on the back Deck …. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The Deck/88/185/21.

Hanging out on the back Deck at My Attic

Hanging out on the back Deck at My Attic

So in the picture are a few creators who are participating just chilling on the back deck of the event talking to folks who wander in. From left to right: That’s me in the beehive and Maitreya Jackie O glasses on the left, next to me is Whimsy Winx (creator of W.Winx Home & Garden), then Sasy Scarborough (blogger extraordinaire and sim proprietor / promoter), then Helyanwe Vindaloo (creator of all kinds of amazing things at .ploom.), then Ashia Tomsen (amazing skin creator of Idiosyncrasy), and last but not least the solo man in the group, Kavar Cleanslate (Exile creator) who has been making some incredible hairs, its no wonder he has a “Hair”em of women around him. Everyone here but me adds something of value to the sale.

::Exile:: She Loves You :: Maarone & Idiosyncrasy Audrey - Vintage Natural LB

::Exile:: She Loves You :: Maarone & Idiosyncrasy Audrey - Vintage Natural LB

Several of us are sporting items from the event as well. Sasy has on the dress by Maitreya and we both have on the glasses, and the the exile hair (although not the hair I have on in the group pic), I have on the Idiosyncrasy skin as well, Hely has on the hair from .ploom. and the dress from DKNY (the dress comes with a matching sun hat and basket, too). Now just to be clear. This is not my attic, that is just the name of the event, “My Attic”. So don’t get confused and think all these cool people are selling their stuff at my place or hanging out on my deck … this is all Sasy‘s doing. The stores involved:

Adorkable Poses
Chelle Makeup (Special Guest)
Cracked Mirror
DCNY Clothing and Accessories
EMO-tions Hair
Exile Hair (Special Guest)
Frou Frou Hair
Idiosyncrasy Skins
Maitreya Clothing and Accessories
Miel Accessories
Mina Hair
Ploom Hair and Poses
The Strand Hair and Accessories
W.Winx Home & Garden

Come hang out at “My Attic” and have some fun while you shop.

Khloe Khondor – Kuter than a Kewpie Doll


One of the things I love about SL is how much we embrace the differences in people. This is one of the few places that a person can be who they want to be and still be accepted. One of my best friends, since my early days of SL, is Khloe Khondor. We have so many differences not to mention many similarities, but some how none of the differences have ever mattered.

Kutiepie_Khole_Composite_Photo_FrameEach time we see each other, I am amazed by her cuteness (like in the picture above). After getting done admiring the cuteness, we take the opportunity to share tidbits of information that we have gleaned that might help the other one’s style or things we have discovered in SL that we think the other might enjoy seeing or doing. So many of my discoveries in SL have been because of Khloe. So much of the enjoyment that I have experienced in SL has been a direct result of my friendship with her.

Kutiepie Khole_Cropped_009Last time we met up for one of the brief moments that we occasionally managed to steal, Khloe was sporting the adorable look you see above. She just fit the day so perfectly that I asked her permission to share her outfit with both of my readers. ;D Lucky for you two, that she said, “Yes.” Following her answer, she shared her outfit details (got to love that copy current outfit to clipboard feature in Firestorm, among several other great Firestorm features), and she cautioned me that at least one of the creators may have gone out of business. I am doing my best to get SLURLs, but no promises; check out the SLURLs page for as many as I can find, but ~GypsySoul~ is sadly one of the ones that has gone out of business.

Thank you, Khloe, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Khloe and everyone reading this post.

Outfit Style Card

Skin: [PF] Elly – Angelic (rdbrow/freck)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY- Sad:(
Shape: .::Mother Goose’s::. Joe Shape
Hair: >TRUTH< Becky – sangria
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – poison ivy – large
Nose Plaster: – DAMNED – K.Plasters Pink Nose
Outfit by ~GypsySoul~ Bumble
~GypsySoul~ Bumble Guaze Undershirt
~GypsySoul~ Bumble Underoos
~GypsySoul~ Bumble Tights
~GypsySoul~ Bumble Top
~GypsySoul~ Bumble Scarf
~GypsySoul~ Bumble Skirt
Owl on Shoulder: (TokiD) baby horned-owl (pure)
Books under arm: BP* Sketch book/red/wear
Ring: CCD – Custom Ring – Female – Perfect
Shoes: Snols – Brown

For Every Season…


There has been a Season’s Hunt,

but the hunt for Fall 2011 will be the last. One of the best hunts to ever hit SL is wrapping up. Halie Gallie, the event organizer, announced on the Seasons Hunt Blog that it is time to come to an end. And what a graceful end it is. So many great gifts. I haven’t even made it half way through my sorting and have already come across what I can see making up at least 3 outfits – complete with accessories, hair, eyes, and even poses / scenes.

Seasons Hunt Fall 2011 #1

There are so many great things to utilize it is hard to know where to start. So I am putting this article up for one of my early looks and might put up some more later, time permitting. The Melrose Autumn Retreat (outdoor set) from Cheeky Pea has like 9 different poses, all adorable. I would strongly recommend this for your next fall party or your Halloween decorating. Invite all your friends to come sit around and have a marshmallow roast, make s’mores, and drink cider and hot chocolate.  There is another picture later in the article which shows a different pose and more of the actual structure. You will find it at the end of the article, right before the credits.

Seasons Hunt Fall 2011 #2

One last thing, there are several creators in this hunt that have thought of the guys. In doing so, there are several hunt gifts that are unisex or have both gender specific versions included. Non-Human avatars may find they have to do significant editing but unfortunately most of them are used to dealing with those limitations. The furries out there might feel like by passing #5 dfo! with their gone huntin’ pose set. While the set is wonderful, it might feel a little funny if you are say a bunny or a fawn to be walking around sporting a gun for hunting. I might be wrong, and if one of you furries does decide to do so, please post a link to the picture in the comments section.

Seasons Hunt Fall 2011 #3

For all store locations see my SLURL page unless otherwise stated : https://slashestoashes.wordpress.com/slurls/

Outfit:
Ingenue :: Bijou Dress :: Cranberry *
eleanor rigby. aztec bra (white) *
+mocha+  –  Flower Mouton Boots (With Ribbon) *
PIDIDDLE – Oh So Gawdy Earring *
[NSD] Seasons Scarf *

Base Avi
-Glam Affair- Gio Tan – D 01 +
fri. – Apple – Ash Blonde *
NANUK almo eyes seasons hunt green *
[ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Basic Nose Piercing – Self Made

Setting & Pose
:CP: (Cheeky Pea) – Melrose Autumn Retreat * (rezzed on my land)

* indicates Seasons Hunt Gift Fall 2011

SLURLs found on the hunt blog: http://theseasonshunt.com/autumn/ for all hunt gifts

+ indicates review copy

LOTD – Holiday Weekend In The Hamptons


So the 4th of July Holiday weekend is finally here…

… and I am feeling like I want to get away to the beach to celebrate and nurse my jealousy over my good friend Khloe going to see Michael Bublé tonight. I am interested more in the casual evening feel of sitting out watching fireworks on the beach or enjoying a little time walking through hidden gardens so where to go and more importantly how to dress. As the sultry sounds of Michael Bublé’s Haven’t Met You Yet wafted through my mind, I began planning my look.

So where would I be going … Duh, the Hamptons, THE summer hotspot for the rich, famous, and friends of the rich and famous, of course! I can’t do it in Real Life why not in my Second Life. I have heard that “Manhattan has officially moved to the beach, and fashion won’t be left behind” and that “the Hamptons this summer was going to be all about “the beach.”” I can do this! I can look like a true Hamptonter!

In order to plan my look I would have to plan my day. I would start by exploring the Montauk Lighthouse followed by sunbathing and guy watching at Coopers Beach in Southampton, off-roading through Hither Hills State Park, cocktails and a stroll through Bridge Gardens, and finally I could watch some gorgeous fireworks back on Sagg Main beach.

Look Of The Day For Khloe - Holiday Weekend In The Hamptons - Waist Up

Ah Cocktails! How bout a recipe for those cool drinks I will enjoying sipping at Bridge Gardens? Yes, I said cocktails, plural. I am on vacation! I can have more than one. Who do you think you are my mother? Well you are not cause she would be pouring me another drink, not lecturing me on drinking too much on vacation. 😛 OK, I will share what I am sipping, just like I will share the details of what I am wearing.

Hamptons Heaven
Stoli White Pomegranate Vodka (1.5 oz)
Crush with fresh lime, a dash of Simple Syrup to taste, and Fresh Mint
Shake over ice.
Serve with a splash of soda.

Seaside Sipper (named by my friend, Gavin Garfield)
Stoli White Pomegranate Vodka (1.5 oz)
blend or muddle with fresh fruit (watermelon or cantaloupe is nice and refreshing)
and simple syrup

I will be sad to see my fantasy weekend come to an end, but for now. I will just enjoy the sunset and then the fireworks, as I sip my cocktails.

Holiday Weekend In The Hamptons - Serenade

Style Card

Outfit:
Pants: Skin Flicks – Mary Ann Flaired – Cream
Sweater: +KiiToS!! – Lentotahti+ Long Knit Gown *Burlywood*
Shirt: [SC] Surf Couture – Beach Bum Tank
Shoes: (Shiny Things) – MaryGeos – cream
Belt: =DeLa*= Color change belt from the Knit dress with chain belt “Ellie”
Necklace: {Zaara} – Karmuka necklace *wood silver*
Earrings: {Zaara} – Sarayi wood hoops *silver*

Base Avi:
Skin: [LeLutka] – E/Estellelight-makeup9(D Brows)
Cleavage: [ AYUMI ] – Cleavage v2.6 – Light
Hair: fri.day – Cameron.2 – Timid Brown
Eyes: [SLB] – Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes

Pic Backdrop:
W.Winx – Garden House (SLDailyDeal – no longer for sale – but lots of other lovely things)

Happy 4th of July, everyone!