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

Signature

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.

‘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.

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!

Shaken Not Stirred


That’s right! I take my martini just like Bond, James Bond. Shaken not stirred, with a twist of lemon. But for those of you who like yours dirty, I can do that, too. All this thanks to delicate skins, great dresses, and incredible accessories from 5th&Oxford.

Aisling & Kaarl enjoy their martinis shaken not stirred

Aisling & Kaarl enjoy their martini's shaken not stirred

Roslin Petion and CJ Carnot from 5th&Oxford have out done themselves with their Summer Cocktails Collection, which frankly isn’t limited to summer at all. It is really exciting to see a designer or team of designers in this case go all out with a theme. Staring with the skin… and finishing with not just the attached accessories but the actual environment accessories.

The Skin:

5th&Oxford Summer Cocktail Mini Dress In All Colors

5th&Oxford Summer Cocktail Audrey Skin 5 in Medium

Summer Cocktail Audrey is the name of the skin and the one shown here is Summer Cocktail Audrey 5 Medium Black. The skins, overall, have a very delicate makeup with the most striking change coming in the lipstick shade. One might even call the over all skin makeups refreshing since we are talking of summer cocktails. There are many options in the lighter lip colors (6 makeups in all) and there are three skin tones available to choose from – Fair, Medium & Tan – plus the full range of brow colors so anyone can wear these. For my photos, I have chosen the darkest red lip color (5) of the collection, because I want something luscious and lickable that any bond girl would be proud to wear. I paired that with the medium skin tone and brow brows. For me this was the most natural and comfortable choice, because this is closest to the shade I normally wear. Really pleased with the result particularly in photographs. All my photos are taken in the standard windlight settings and the only editing is in cropping to combine them into a single shot.

The Outfits:

5th&Oxford Summer Cocktail Mini Dress In All Colors

The Summer Cocktail Mini Dress is cute but not my favorite of the two… For the girl who likes to show more skin it is perfect,and the tops look GREAT combined with summer casual shorts or jeans. My favorite pair of jeans to pair the top with is the jeweled jeans from Zaara. This piece is easy for someone with little experience with editing prim clothing because there is only one prim piece and it is the simple one for the skirt – very easy to work with. Another perfect pairing for both this dress and the second one are the Empress High Heels from Kalnins. The heels are color changing and there is a perfect color match for each of the 6 jewel like colors in which the dresses come – Red Crush, Cosmo (Vibrant Pink), Purple Haze, Blue Lagoon, Appletini (Green), and Cheeky Monkey (Yellow) .

5th&Oxford Summer Cocktail Dress In All Colors - Click on pic for details

5th&Oxford Summer Cocktail Dress In All Colors - Click on pic for details

This second dress is my favorite of the two; the Summer Cocktail Dress. It is a bit more modest … a bit more versatile … has a surprisingly well done linden skirt … comes in all the same great colors and has only three relatively easy to fit prim attachments. I felt more comfortable next to a man in a white dinner jacket in this one than I did in the less covered Mini Cocktail Dress. The same shoes matched perfectly because the colors are identical to the Mini Cocktail Dress, and the top portion once again goes great with jeans, summer casual shorts, or even slacks. LeLutka’s Olimpia Pants, particularly in black, go great with the top half of this this dress.

The Bar:

Shaken Not Stirred Cocktail Party

Shaken Not Stirred Cocktail Party

Who can have a cocktail party with out the perfect bar. Not me! Good thing that Roslin & CJ didn’t miss a thing. They have come up with this stylish retro bar that completely works with contemporary designs as well. They have made it color change to match the colors of the dress, both on the front of the bar and the stools (see first article picture for the front view of the bar and bar stools). My hat is tipped to them because they really did think of every thing needed for the perfect Cocktail Bar For the perfect Summer Cocktail Party.

Shaken Not Stirred Cocktail Party - Pic shows the accessories on the bar

Shaken Not Stirred Cocktail Party - Pic shows the accessories on the bar

They have provided drink glasses both full and empty; martinis and highballs. The bar is stocked with empty glasses for that authentic feel and they have provided a shaker to the bar owner that actually shakes up your cocktails, just the way that I like them. When I say shakes it up, I mean it really shakes and makes noise and when you are done shaking, it lets you hand out the drinks to your guests. When you or your guest wear one of the glasses it has really well done drinking animations and the glass actually drains down and tells you when you need another round. Our photo shoot was taking so long that I decided to set out extra martinis waiting in the wings for Kaarl (also provided in the set) so he didn’t go thirsty while I was busy taking the pictures. I even set out a highball for myself, because I knew that it was going to be a long night.

The War:

Kaarl, My 007, in the Columbian Tux from Blaze, the Top in White and Bottom in Black

Kaarl, My 007, in the Columbian Tux from Blaze, the Top in White and Bottom in Black

When we were all done with the party I handed out the extra soda syphons provided in the kit and we let 007 (Double Oh Seven), a.k.a. Kaarl, practice his kill shots and take advantage of his license to kill. Yes, that is right, the syphons provided with soda water can be used as weapons; however, I refuse to show you the wet dog photos that resulted after Kaarl doused me like I was entering a wet t-shirt contest and the man with the license to kill that he is. Thank God that the soda syphons have limited sprays (if you take them off and wear them again though they recharge) so he eventually had to stop dousing me. And no, I did not enlighten him as to how you refill the soda. LOL. I am not crazy. At least not when it comes to that, I am crazy about every thing in this Summer Cocktail Party set.

This entire set has inspired a lovely Martini Glass Pose Set and Accessories like nothing I have seen in world yet. I will be blogging this tempting treat from oOo Studios when I return from vacation in the tail end of September. This is where the dirty martini comes into play. 😀

SLurl:

5th&Oxford: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nouveau/247/250/23

Blog:

5th&Oxford: http://roslinpetion.blogspot.com/

Little Known Gem


Anais Designs is a little know gem of a clothing store, where you can find some fresh, fun yet still mainstream looking clothing that is well made and just keeps getting better. The store’s creator and fashion designer, Anais LeShelle, is much the same. Laid-back and easy-going her fashion is a clear reflection of her own personality. Her light-hearted, energetic and expressive flair was clear from the first meeting and shows through in each of her designs. If you would like to learn more about this designer and her own personal inspiration and take on fashion in SL be sure to check out my piece on her in my new Featured Designer Page.

Anais Outfit Combo

Anais Outfit Combo - Click on picture for more info

When I was trying to decide which of the many outfits from Anais Designs that I wanted to feature, I was torn, because there are just so many that I love. My solution, I did what I usually do when I make an outfit, I combined items. I pulled items from her regular stock, her recently reduced price inventory and a currently unreleased, but soon to be group freebie, for not one but two fresh, comfortable looks.

Anais Outfit 1

Anais Outfit 1 Front - Click on picture for more info

Anais Outfit 1 Back

Anais Outfit 1 Back - Click on picture for more info

I think you will find that these outfits are perfect for the current back-to-school time frame and those early fall parties for which you just want to look smoking hot! Featured are two distinct outfits and then a funky blending of the two for a chic, casual transitional look.

Anais Outfit 2 with Blouse

Anais Outfit 2 with Blouse - Click on picture for more info

Anais Outfit 2 with VNeck Pullover Top

Anais Outfit 2 with VNeck Pullover Top - Click on picture for more info

Click here to see the full photoshoot on flicker for outfit details, more options, and better detail.

Update on the *CoCo* Side-Tie Bikini


Cocoro has added a second attachment point versions of both the bikini top and bottoms, as well as, adding one that is modifiable instead of using her resizing HUD (I strongly recommend using the HUD. It is very easy and almost idiot proof.). So now you have a choice of:

  • *COCO* Side-Tie Bikini Top – Chest – Resizable
  • *COCO* Side-Tie Bikini Top – Spine – Resizable
  • *COCO* Side-Tie Bikini Top – Modifiable
  • *COCO* Side-Tie Bikini Bottom – Pelvis – Resizable
  • *COCO* Side-Tie Bikini Bottom – Stomach – Resizable
  • *COCO* Side-Tie Bikini Bottom – Modifiable