Beautiful Bloom is Here! (pt. 1) April 9, 2010
Hiya! Miss me? Probably not, haha, but I missed you! Things have been crazy in all worlds, but I wanted to drop by to tell you about a very exciting event. If you are sick of cold weather and ready for actual spring weather, this will help tide you over. Beautiful Bloom is a grid-wide event, in which each designer will have special spring-themed items and at least one is EXCLUSIVE! That’s right… you can never ever get some of these amazing things again once the event is over. It starts today (YAY!), April 9th and through the 23rd. Below is the list of designers with SLurls to each of their stores. Don’t forget to touch one Beautiful Bloom sign in world at one of the stores to grab the SLurl list in-world as well.
Beautiful Bloom Designers:
Olive Juice by IsabellaGrace Baroque
Wot? by Lili Revnik
Molto Bene! by Annunziata Macchi
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Thibedeau/225/51/24 by Katharine McGinnis
Split Pea by Melatonin Hax
Awesome Blossom by Clementine Ishtari
Frosting Ink by RayRay Shippe
NUT by Bastet Hazelnut
BamaLama by Alabama Smalls
Twosome by Visa Volare
Flowey.Poses & Stuffs by Flutter Memel
Also, we’d love it if you joined the Beautiful Bloom Flickr Group, and show off your brand new exclusive prettiness. Happy shopping and happy spring! Stay tuned for peeks at some of the goodies available, YAY! 😀
The Cosmic Traveller February 26, 2010
Sometimes designers decide to collaborate on a project and the results are breathtaking. In case of the “Cosmic Traveller” project this did not surprise me at all, because if you throw together the talents of MiaSnow Myriam (“MiaSnow”), Jasmine Lisle (“JASstore”), Sofia London (“lurvebite”), Groll Greggan (“Grollwerk”), Helena Stringer (“The Stringer Mausoleum”) and Nix Sands (“XCENTRICITY”), only good things can come out of this. The space-inspired creations included skins by MiaSnow, space pets by lurvebite, boots, space gear and a cosmic photosphere with poses and star particles by JASstore. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to blog about this collaboration in January, when everything was still available at one location. Therefore, if you are interested in any of the items, you should check out the individual stores.
MiaSnow is one of my favourite skin designers because her works are fantastic, intense, beautiful, creepy and colourful. The “Cosmic Johanna” skin is a perfect example of her very unique style. It comes in a pack of four tones (two blue and two green ones), a shape and three pairs of eyes, which is a steal for L$1001.
In my “things to photograph” folder I found this almost forgotten outfit by BareRose, which went perfectly with the fierce-but-glamorous alien look I was hoping to achieve. I have a weakness for peackock dresses and this one is definitely an intergalactic version. You might have seen the poseprop Sci-Fi hallway by Glitterati on the feeds before, but for those who haven’t: it comes with ten menu-controlled poses and it absolutely brilliant (the pose in this picture is one of the built-in poses).
The first and the last pose though are from “Del May”, a shop which I just discovered during the “Tainted Love” hunt and which has a fantastic sortiment. I grabbed a few excentric and unusual model poses and essential ones like “Rain on my Face” and “Against the wind” to use in my beloved bad weather sims. The store offers custom fatpacks, so if you plan to buy 10 or more poses, you should go for one of these.
I believe in the possibility that aliens exist somewhere out there – and that they might be more glamorous than we are.
Skin: “Cosmic Johanna” by MiaSnow [SLURL].
Outfit “Mahamayuri” including shoes, jewellery and hat (not shown) by BareRose [SLURL].
Hair “ANT213” by *booN [SLURL].
Eyes “slice of summer” by Poetic Colors [SLURL].
Lashes “Madame Mirage” by [glow] Studio [SLURL].
Poses: “Marylin” and “Mannequin” by Del May [SLURL].
Sci-Fi Hallway with built-in poses by Glitterati [SLURL].
Don’t worry, be slimy! January 27, 2010
I have been carrying this snail set by “UchU* around for a while now, mainly because it proved to be quite a challenge to put together an outfit. Hair wasn’t a problem, as it was part of the package, and Nuuna Nitely‘s free “Pink Stripe” skin turned out to be perfect for the Snail Girl. But what to wear?! Even Fionna, the fashion genius with a huge knowledge of SL fashion and shops was totally stumped when I asked her where to find a beige-pinkish dress that would go with my snails. So I had to resort to randomly teleporting into stores where I already had bought nice clothes from and hope for the best. Surprisingly it took only two teleports to land at “Couverture” where I spotted this dress exactly in the colour scheme I was looking for. Yay!
To make things perfect, the top of the dress has this purple part giving the impression to connect it with the snail shell on my back. By the way, the dress can be worn with or without the puff sleeves
As already mentioned above, the snail set comes with snail hair (two versions with or without facelight) and two snail buddies. One of them circles around you and occasionally spits out little stars, whereas the other one happily sits on your head and minds its own business. The only drawback of this cute set is that it is non-modifiable, meaning I couldn’t stretch the hair to fit my head. Therefore I decided to try a new shape by “Silhouette“, which was an expo gift ages ago, and the hair was fitting well on this one.
Don’t worry, be slimy!
Spasnail set by *UchU* [SLURL].
Dress “spur peach” by Couverture [SLURL].
Skin “Pink Stripe” (free gift) by Nuuna’s Skins [SLURL].
Shape by Silhouette (Expo Gift), slightly modified mouth [SLURL].
Eyes by Miriel ( no longer available)
Photosphere and background by Kyoot [SLURL].
Poses: “Young Lions” by pda [SLURL], “Baby Got Back too” by LAP [SLURL], “Haahaa” by Twosome [SLURL].
The early cat catches the butterfly January 22, 2010
One of today’s Fifty Linden Friday deals is this adorable “Kitty” dress from Artilleri. Its name was a clear sign from above to dress up my little white tiger avatar again with the aim to throw a big chunk of cuteness at you as a weekend starter. It took me a while to find the right hair because I wanted something cheeky and playful. I finally found this perfect style at ::69::. It looks so soft and almost real that everytime I look at it I feel the urge to touch it.
All dressed up, Kitty was more than ready for mischief and grabbed the animated butterfly net from my inventory before I could stop her. Poor monarch butterfly had quite a hard time trying to escape. Redd Columbia did a great job with this animation. At one point Kitty smashes the net very hard to the ground, determined to catch this pesky butterfly. It made me laugh everytime!
Grrr….that was close.
Have a nice weekend and don’t forget to let your inner dork out from time to time!
White Tiger avatar by **DP*yumyum, CSR gift – http://edelweiss.sc/choice2009w/
“Kitty dress” by Artilleri – 50L Friday [SLURL]
Hair “Neguko” by ::69:: [SLURL].
“Catch a butterfly” set with animated net and butterfly by RC Cluster [SLURL].
Glasses “Yip’s twiggy eyes” by Four Yip, free gift [SLURL].
Pose in third picture “Hi-Fi ORO099” by High Fidelity [SLURL].
Photosphere and background by Kyoot [SLURL].