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)

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Energy’s Club 2 Year Aniversary Free For All


Free *VERSHE* skin and several other great freebies to be had. Up now and will be up for a couple days. So don’t wait … you don’t want to miss out. You can find them at the Energy Club. While you are there enjoy the club. It has been around for 2 years … which in SL is a loooong time for a club to stick around. So don’t take my word for it, let the track record speak for itself, they must be doing something right.

Energies Anniversary Mash Up Set

You have to be a member of the Energy Club group in order to get the gifts but if you can spare a group slot they are worth it. Below is the start of the wall of freebies and it extends down with clothing, shoes, tattoos, and more.

Energies Club Entrance to the Group Freebies

Energies Club Entrance to the Group Freebies

Style Card

Store SLURLs available on the SLURLs page

Skin: *VERSHE* Energies Skin (Exclusive)
Cleavage: *VERSHE* Cleavage (Tan)
Hair: *Alice Project Hair* Maria (Hair Fair 2011 LE Pack)
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: **Irresistible Look Eyelashes**-Crissy Designs
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Shirt: [ 2byte ] Art of Escher denim shirts ( Cornflower blue ) (Epoch – Escher event)
Leggings with boots: Maitreya MCEHT Legging (Epoch – Escher event)

I Need Some Relief!


If you haven’t heard a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, NZ for the second time in 6 months on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011. The quake caused extensive damage to the heart of the city and the death currently stands at 123 with around 200 still missing. So in standard Gracious SL fashion (no pun intended) an ever growing group of our lovely creators have banded together in the Garden City Relief Fundraiser, donating items from which 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the New Zealand Red Cross. The event runs from Saturday, 26 February to Saturday, 5 March and is located here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Copley%20Square/125/146/23. The three main pieces I am wearing are from there, the dress worn as a top, the pants, and the hair.

What you can do to help:

  1. Help by purchasing items at the fundraiser
  2. Spread the word.
  3. If you’re a blogger….Blog blog blog!!!

If you are a creator and interested in making a donation item, please return this card with your name and the name of your store to Shelly Toonie and she will contact you with further information. Donations can also be made directly to GardenCityRelief Resident or to the New Zealand Red Cross @ http://www.redcross.org.nz/cms_display.php. Additionally, PUARANGI DESIGNS creator, Hibiscus Flossberg is donating 100% of the proceeds from her store on all purchase until 31 March.

Another participating stores, Elikatira, one of my favorite stores, released a new hairstyle (only available in the Essentials Collection pack) for the Garden City Relief event. This hairstyle is only available at the event (SLURL below). Also, the price of this pack was bumped up slightly to L$300 with 100% of that going toward this charity event.

Event Details:

Dates: Feb 26 – Mar 5
Blog: http://www.gardencityreliefsl.wordpress.com
Direct TP: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Copley%20Square/125/146/23

So really quickly, I would like to talk about the amazing creations I am wearing in this articles. The skin is Susan and it is the new release at Skin Fair from LAQ. SOOOOO pretty and so reasonably priced. The top I am in I am wearing is an adorable sundress from [AddiCt]. Exceptionally well done and totally wearable. I wasn’t crazy about how the mesh does the straps so I put on a cute summery shrug from an outfit I have had for well over a year from Lapointe and Bastchild. My only criticism on this is that it is so old it still has the tint on the prims for old pre-windlight days, and it is no mod so the lacy shoulder pieces are not as white as I would like them to be.  And cute jeans that are part of the Jeans and top outfit from PomPomPom. The top from that package is also really cute and the whole set is only 100L and all goes to charity. The boots were a nice fit for this casual, fun look. They are from DECO and a steal at 50L for Fifty linden Fridays. As for the hair you already got the scoop on that.

Be sure to go procure some wonderful finds and throw some money at a worthy cause. You have until March 5th, but why wait?

-Style Card

Relief Items (all found at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Copley%20Square/125/146/23):

Hair: [elikatira] – [e] Alright – Essentials pack – 300L – 100% goes to charity
Sundress worn as a top: -[AddiCt]-IN.Bloom Dress/Peach – 150L – 100% goes to charity
Jeans: PomPomPom – Heart You Jeans 3 from the Heart You Jeans & Top Pack – 100L – 100% goes to charity

Special Location Items (New Skin Fair Release):

Skin: LAQ ~ Susan [Nougat] Glow skin (10-pack) from skin fair – Susan 01 [Nougat] Glow skin (hairbase) L$1,990 – http://slurl.com/secondlife/VANITY%20UNIVERSE/84/129/24

Items with normal purchase locations (found on https://slashestoashes.wordpress.com/slurls/):

Shrug: From the Lapointe & Bastchild – “White Angel” Womens Full Set
Socks: Maitreya – Scrunched PrimSocks * Fatpack
Boots: *DECO – Trail Boots – White* (50L Fridays)
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Manicure – Sculpted Prim Nails

Pose: fri. – model.pose 10

Simply Sexy


Glam Affair Mary Full Bodyshot Front and Back

Glam Affair Mary Full Bodyshot Front and Back

One of the high points for me for the skin fair was this gorgeous new release found in the Glam Affair stall (TP direct to the stall: http://slurl.com/secondlife/VANITY%20UNIVERSE/26/105/24 ), called Mary. It is just Simply Sexy. For me, there are no flaws in this skin to point out, and it is the widest range of options ever offered by creator, Aida Ewing. She has created a body that is a combination of womanly and athletic and can easily be pushed either direction based on shape you chose to combine with it. And at only 1000 L for a single skin or a fat pack of 12 makeups for 4999 L, the pricing is very reasonable for skins in the same quality range.

Glam Affair Mary Closeup Bodyshots Front and Back and Back of Legs

Glam Affair Mary Closeup Bodyshots Front and Back and Back of Legs

My pictures are all done in skin tone Tan with the base skin as far as cleavage which is the traditional B-C cup but not pressed together style cleavage. But you do have the option of buying an add-on cleavage enhancer made for your specific skin tone choice that can be used with all Glam Affair skins in the same tone for just 199L. I have it and choose, based on the outfit, whether or not I want to wear it.

Like the cute lingerie I am wearing. It gets more sheer as you take off layers (I am wearing all three top layers and both bottom layers) for a much sexier and less cutsie look, and it can be yours for just 50L. Everything is 50L at the 5th&Oxford Going Out of Business sale. Including this lingerie, called Caer – taupe in the {Luxuria}  product line from 5th&Oxford. I suggest you check out the sale as soon as possible because i am not sure how long you will be able to get these great deals. To get to the sale check out this SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nouveau/185/33/25. There you will find shoes, casual outfits, lingerie, skins, and the sale is not limited to women. There are also some men’s outfits available at these great prices too. However, personally, I found that the women’s selection was much better both in range and quality.

Glam Affair Mary Skin Tone Options

Glam Affair Mary Skin Tone Options

Options abound in this line whether it be the 5 skin tone options from the very light to one that can truly pass for a black woman’s skin or any dark skinned person based on the styling to the 12 different makeup options to the 3 different ey brow options. And oh yeah this time Aida released hair base versions of each of these as well! This latter one I am super psyched about because hair bases are MUI IMPORTANTE to me of late. Most of my hairstyles look better with them. One word of caution though. Even though there is a light brow option that looks great with blonde hair, if you choose the hairbase option it is black so you might need to wear the non-hairbase option more if you wear lighter hair tones. Below I am showing you the 12 make up options and the three different eyebrow options. I elected to wear no hairbase with the blonde hair but I have on the darker hairbase with both of the darker hair options. One quick note on the brows. My brows tend to be heavier and your shape will make a big difference on this. If the brows look to thick to you, try the demo on your own shape. You might be surprised. For an example of a thinner brow, keep an eye out for Sasy Scarborough’s post on this same skin to be posted on her blog http://www.sasypants.com/.

Glam Affair Mary Eyebrow and Makeup Options

Glam Affair Mary Eyebrow and Makeup Options

Speaking of hair I love this one from Elikatira! Thank God Elika came back to the creator for front. This particular hair, blind, is in her Essential’s color set and while you are there picking it up I recommend you join her group because she gives great gifts and even has a special color set of hairs offered only as a limited time gift to her group on special occasions. You can get the essentials collections for only 250L and comes with a range of colors representing each of the main hair color groupings, Whites & Lights, Blacks, Browns & Reds. One of the reasons I went with this style is it gives nice focus to the cheeks which was an important feature for this release from Glam Affair. Mary has a clean looking base skin with a very light natural blush to it with three more options to enhance the rosy glow of your face, A, B, & C. And thanks to the multiple layer option for those who want heavier versions or more coverage you can wear these multiple times on your tattoo layer for an even different effect.

Glam Affair Mary Clean Makeup and Blush Options A-C

Glam Affair Mary Clean Makeup and Blush Options A-C

I would be hard pressed to pic a favorite feature with this release, but, if I had to pick, I would pick the lips/lipsticks. This is quite possibly my favorite mouth on any skin in SL and I am really not even tempted to use a lipstick over it for a different look. There are so many lipstick choices from the light, almost-not-there, girl-next-door look presented in Clean, 01, 03, & 11 to the glam and goth looks presented in 4, 5, 10, & 12, from the boardroom looks of 8 & 9 to the bedroom looks of 2 & 6. She even through in the 80’s look found in makeup 07.

All the lip options really emphasize, not only the main theme of this skin line, but the theme of the entire skin fair, Options. So exercise your options and go get one of these gorgeous skins or get the entire line.

Want any of the things seen in this blog? Check the style card.

-Style Card-

Unless noted all SLURLs are found on the SLURL page

-Glam Affair- Mary – http://slurl.com/secondlife/VANITY%20UNIVERSE/26/105/24
-Glam Affair- Mary – Blushes
Elikatira – [e] – Blind – Essentials Collection
Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
[SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Self made – basic nose piercing
*Sexy Mamas* Manicure – Sculpted Prim Nails
{Luxuria} Caer – taupe (50L at the Going out of business sale at 5th&Oxford) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nouveau/185/33/25
Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks

Pose *ELISA* casual6 (no longer available)

LE.LOOK! Turns 1 And You Get The Present


LE.LOOK! really knows how to have a birthday. Starting today (Dec. 15th) as part of their celebrations they are giving away 2 entire Avatar sets – l’homme et la femme (male and female) – to their LE.LOOK! group members. The sets are the results of a combined team effort from 22 of the designers who have stores in the LE.LOOK! shopping area.

LE.LOOK! Turns 1 Year Old

LE.LOOK! Turns 1 Year OldClick the pic to read the details on LE.LOOK!'s Blog

The package includes everything – skin, hair, shape, AO, clothes, shoes and accessories. Starting today LE.LOOK! is unveiling items each day that will complete these avatars to the LE.LOOK! Group members. So join the LE.LOOK! group in world and read the LE.LOOK! blog for more details about this unique event!

Happy Birthday LE.LOOK! Can’t wait to see what you do when you turn 2!

List of participating designers:

  • Aoharu
  • Bax Coen
  • Beauty Avatar
  • Belleza
  • Body Language by SLC
  • Candy Nail
  • Find Ash
  • Gems & Kisses
  • Hoorenbeek
  • League
  • Lelutka
  • Maitreya
  • Miel
  • Redgrave
  • SG
  • Sigma
  • Source
  • U&R Dogs
  • Vista
  • WMD
  • YV
  • Zaara

Visit LE.LOOK! (http://slurl.com/secondlife/LE%20LOOK/167/128/21/) and join the group today to get your free gifts leading right up to Christmas.

Is there such a thing as Comfort Clothes?


Not comfortable clothes but comfort clothes. You know like comfort food (For me, that is Kraft Macaroni & Cheese from the box, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, mashed potatoes, spaghetti, and Doritos™). The clothes you want to put on when the world just makes you want to crawl back in bed.

The Boyfriend Button-down group gift from *Blaze* got me to thinking … and I think, Heck Yeah!, there is such a thing. When I don’t feel good, doesn’t matter whether it is physical or emotional, I have always felt better when I wrapped myself in something that was big and over-sized and from someone I loved. Usually with the over-sized requirement this means something from my father, a boyfriend, or my husband. So this set of clothes is what I would simply call Boyfriend Wear. My friend Sienia says this makes me a Boyfriend Wear Babe (hence for referred to as a BWB), when I dress this way.

boyfriend wear babe 005

*Blaze* Boyfriend Button-down, ~ Anais Designs ~ Pullover Wrapped (Dark Forest), & Zaara Rolled-up cuffs Chinos *khaki* - Click photo for full details

*Blaze* Boyfriend Button-down & HOC Rectangle Framed Glasses - Click photo for full details

*Blaze* Boyfriend Button-down & HOC Rectangle Framed Glasses - Click photo for full details

*Blaze* Boyfriend Button-down

*Blaze* Boyfriend Button-down & HOC Rectangle Framed Glasses - Click photo for full details

For me these clothes are slouchy, comfortable, casual – put simply, fun to wear. Since most days I spend a lot of time dressing up, this spread was a joy to do. To just get to just be comfortable was great. So great that I ran around for 4 days in some variation or another of the same outfit. Now, those of you who know me will grasp the full significance of this shocking fact, but for those of you who don’t know me, let me just say, that for a woman who sometimes changes clothes every hour sometimes multiple times an hour, 4 days (2 of which were weekend days, which mean more SL time) in the same clothes is HUGE.

Eventually, though, it all had to end when I had to change for the Einstein Group’s Masquerade Carnival celebrating the new sim for Phoenix Rising, Chloe, & Nardcotix. Oh well, back to the ball gowns. Such a hard life … swoons Scarlett O’Hara style. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. This article is for all of you BWBs out there, you know who you are.

Click any of the photos for full details on all items worn in the picture. You can also scroll through the entire photo set, even the ones I didn’t want to bog you down with here.

Store Shopping List:

*Blaze*, Zaara Main Store, []::Tuli::[], [ AYUMI ], [E’s], Maitreya, ~ Anais Designs ~, *Nicky Ree*, ETD, *Reale*, .:Random:., Carlucci Designs , HOC