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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*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)

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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.

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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

There Is Still Time …


We are down to the last week of The Fresh Unknown Hunt, but it is not too late. You can still get great hunt items, like the Swamp Hut from Rowena Paine’s Junque Shop and the Paris Loft Skybox from [dirty-little-secret] pictured below.

Rowena Paine's Junque Shop Swamp Hut TFUH Gift

Swamp Hut (TFUH Item) from Rowena Paine's Junque Shop

This hunt is all about new creators and stores putting themselves out there. All the stores in this event opened after November, , 2011. The hunt items only cost 1L each and there are quite a few good gifts in the mix. Items aren’t just limited to women’s fashion. There are items for men and women’s appearances as well as furniture and poses and more.

dirty-little-secret Paris Loft Skybox TFUH prize

Paris Loft Skybox, (TFUH item) from dirty.little.secret

For more amazing hunt items and hunt details, see my previous post You Can Get Fresh With Me.

Keep Calm and Keep Shopping


DON’T Step Away from those adorable new items…

keep calm and keep shopping

Keep Calm and Keep Shopping May 14th to May 28th

The Keep Calm and Keep Shopping event is a two week event featuring some of the most fantastic stores in Second Life! They’ll have a wide range of stores including furniture, apparel, animations, houses etc. All participating stores will have one (or more) brand new, exclusive, never to be sold again item(s) placed in their stores. You know what that means … no extra laggy event locations. The items will be spread out all over and you will be able to experience the stores in their entirety not just a sample of their wares.

This not a discount event, items will be full price. It’s also not a charity event, all the money will go straight to the designers. It’s just an event with some amazing creations.

The idea behind this is exposure and exclusive items, because the creators of the event feel we need more events that are aimed purely at Second Life designers. The money they earn goes towards creating new and amazing items for us (the consumers of SL), paying land rent/ tier, and for some even helps cover their real life bills. It’s time to say thank you to all the fabulous creators that make Second Life the way it is today, they don’t get thanked enough!

The event runs from May 14th until May 28th. All participating stores will be listed on the blog along with their slurls. There’s an inworld group for shoppers and a separate one for designers and bloggers! For more info, rules, links to applications and all other information please check the website! http://keepcalmandkeepshopping.blogspot.co.uk/. Bloggers and Designers get your applications in NOW! And everyone else get ready for some amazing, once in a Second Life opportunities.

Thank you for reading and we now return you to your regularly scheduled reading and shopping tasks.

You Can Get Fresh With Me


The Fresh Unknown Hunt started Midday, Thursday, March 1st 2012. This hunt is all about new creators and stores putting themselves out there. All the stores in this event opened after November, , 2011. The hunt items only cost 1L each and there are quite a few good gifts in the mix. Items aren’t just limited to women’s fashion. There are items for men and women’s appearances as well as furniture and poses and more. Care to join in the fun? The start location is at the store Sleeping Koala http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trenza%20CAFE/107/204/498 that is the store of none other than this hunts founder, Evelyn Hartshon. You are looking for spring flowers .They are 4 different colors and shaped like the blue one below.

TFUH Item

TFUH Item

All hunt problems will be posted on http://theunknownhunt.blogspot.com/ for hunters to see along with the hunt hints. Evelyn Hartshon is the organizer, Auguste Finistair is assistant organizer and helpers are Jamease Lefevre, Julliette Bergan, EmmiRose Daffyd. They ask that, if there are any issues with the hunt, you should contact one of them, not the store owners.

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 1 Composite 1

There are some great new creators out there on the grid and this hunt highlights a few. It is small and manageable. With only 35 stores actively participating in the hunt, it is completely manageable in just 2 or 3 hours of hunting or less. And there are some wonderful prizes to be had. The core outfit above are all hunt gifts: the shoes, the jeans, the undershirt, and the top shirt. And they are only part of the items that you get for just 1L. For example, #22. coldLogic includes 3 colors of their top, There are full outfits included by #34. Kawaii Desu (pants) and #7. Nachtigall (undershirt).

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 1 Shoes

You get two different pairs of shoes (Tamale, shown, and Big Mac) from #3. VERSHE in her package, along with a color change HUD to change a couple of areas on the shoes to make them go with more items or add your own personal style stamp. The skin I am wearing here is also from #3. VERSHE  but not a hunt gift. It is the newest skin release from #3. VERSHE‘s creator, Vershel Iadyl. She is also participating in several other activities on the grid and if you check around at her store while you are there you can find two more hunt gifts, one of which is a prior skin release.

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 2 Composite Wide

Some days blogging and even inventory sorting really wears me out and I don’t feel like getting dressed. Other days when I get home from a long day out and about dealing with responsibilities the only thing I want to do is get comfortable. So it isn’t uncommon for me to end up looking much like my avatar does in the picture above. Simple make up like the one on the skin from #7. Nachtigall, simple shorts and a bra (the ones here from #8. Cannibelle) or possibly an undershirt like the one in the first outfit, and if I have to wear shoes it tends to be simple flats like the ones in the hunt item #34. from Kawaii Desu since I have often wore heels all day long. I used one of the poses from this hunt, the one from #4. just a hunch, for one of the poses (2nd from the left) and the rest came from my AO, which I also did for the picture below showcasing the third outfit I assembled from hunt items.

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 3 and Poses

I had to do something fun with the pose from #5. Lit.:. Poses & More because the creator, Ramus Overlord, had one of the most touching and funny notecards to bloggers…. so much so I actually read it outloud to another creator. We started joking around about the pose because I was trying out both poses and I commented that with this pose and a fixed camera I could easily combine two pictures of my own avatar pouncing on my own avatar. I think it was so late at night when it came up that the uncontrollable laughter was punch drunkenness, but had fun doing it as much as if I were a kid playing in leaves. The top I am wearing is is from #17. Creamsicle and is actually designed for men but I didn’t think it looked bad on a female avatar and it went well with the leggings from hunt sponsor, #1. Sleeping Koala. And even though I have used photoshop elements to get all the versions of my avatar in the same picture the #02.Background Check background was on the snaps when they were taken in world. The flooring is even a little modified version of the background. #02.Background Check provides 12 full perm textures in their gift with 4 different setting variations with various color changes.

I have only show some of the cute clothes, skins, shoes, and poses from the hunt but should also point out that there are some great builds such as furniture and skyboxes as well. I hope to be able to show a few of these at a later time either in this blog or in my flickr stream. You have until the end of the month to take advantage of the generosity of these new creators, and I encourage you to do just that.

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For all SLURLs not associated with this hunt check the SLURLs page

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 1:

Skin: *VERSHE* Andrea Olive: Aruba (Brunette) (New Release)*
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – mystic (NEW)
2011 HairFair – Hairbase: Brown  by Exile
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes, [ glow ] Studio – [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Pants: KawaiiPanda – Unisex Pants (Fresh Unknown #34. Kawaii Desu Hint: I’m where the “flower” blooms)*
Shoes: *VERSHE* Clunkers Shoe: Tamale (Fresh Unknown #3. VERSHE Hint: All of my models are angels, but one sneaky angel is hiding something under her Halo…)*
Undershirt: ND Basic Top brown (Fresh Unknown #7. Nachtigall Hint: she love flowers)*
Shirt: coldLogic top – jett.red (Fresh Unknown #22. coldLogic Hint: Hair)
Nose Piercing: basic piercing

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 2:

Skin: Nachtigall Skin sun make up 1 nougat (Fresh Unknown #7. Nachtigall Hint: she love flowers)*
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – mystic (NEW)
2011 HairFair – Hairbase: Brown  by Exile
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes, [ glow ] Studio – [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Bra: ~Cannibelle~ Claudine Lingerie – Teal (Fresh Unknown #8. Cannibelle Hint: Clear thinkers see it, the lost wish to be guided by it, Madonna is quicker than it and Belinda wants you to leave it on)*
Boxers: ~Cannibelle~ Mr. Butler – Teal (Fresh Unknown #8. Cannibelle Hint: Clear thinkers see it, the lost wish to be guided by it, Madonna is quicker than it and Belinda wants you to leave it on)*
Flats: KawaiiPanda – ShoeFlat (Fresh Unknown #34. Kawaii Desu Hint: I’m where the “flower” blooms)*
Nose Piercing: basic piercing

Pose: .jaH – hold (Fresh Unknown #4. just a hunch Hint: The window opens at the top)*

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 3:

Skin: *VERSHE* Andrea Olive: Aruba (Brunette) (New Release)*
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – mystic (NEW)
2011 HairFair – Hairbase: Brown  by Exile
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes, [ glow ] Studio – [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Shirt: *Creamsicle* Men’s Shirt (Fresh Unknown #17. Creamsicle Hint: The flower accents this purple dress as it sits on the shoulder with oval designs.)*
Pants: [Sleeping Koala] – Strappy Bandage Leggings [Fruiti] (Fresh Unknown #1. Sleeping Koala Hint: The old fashioned way to do the laundry)*
Flats: KawaiiPanda – ShoeFlat (Fresh Unknown #34. Kawaii Desu Hint: I’m where the “flower” blooms)*
Nose Piercing: basic piercing

Pose: Lit .:. Poses & More – Friends – Leaf Flop (No Alpha) (Fresh Unknown #5. Lit.:. Poses & More Hint: Someones creep’in up on you!)*

Background texture: Background Check – BCK_HUNT017_The UnKnown_MR12_12 (Fresh Unknown #02.Background Check Hint: In the shamrock)*

* Blogger Review Copy