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These are a few of my favourite things part 2

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Some time ago i did a blog about some of my favourite shops over the past year, on that post you can find here: These are a few of my favourite things part 1 i talked mostly about skins, and of course a lot was left out, so today i bring you clothes and jewelry.

Now let´s talk about clothes, the advent of mesh brought a lot of changes to how we wear clothes these day, issues with standard sizes, templates and deformer where highly talked this year, most creators had to adapt and learn not also mesh but rigging, for some it was easier than for others, a huge amount of new shops came out, and a few won ground in customer preferences. I adore mesh clothes, system layers and even hybrids of both.

The amount of shops i usually wear here is quite big and it would be impossible to talk extensively about them all, so i´m gonna simply name a few of my favourites over the past year and talk maybe a bit more on some newcomers.

My favourites for blogging and regular wear this year where: MaitreyaGeometryBiloZaaraLeagueCracked MirrorErraticIngenueColdLogic, These of course are just a few of the many brands you can find in SL or my inventory, but basically the shops i end up wearing more here and/or inworld: But a few shops stand out for me this year as you can see on my next paragraph.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Belleza – Wynter Skin
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: booN
Dress: Volstead  – Empire
Jewelry: [HANDverk] – Beaded Leather Necklace and Earrings

It was pretty cool to see Glam Affair  start doing clothes and even more recently hair also, i can´t wait to see more clothes from them.

I don´t really do Roleplay in SL but Volstead  that started as an entry of clothes for a themed 20´s RP sim contest has won my heart and not only are the clothes gorgeous and some of my favourite of this year, but they work outside of RP environments.

Another two shops i´ve keep and eye on most of the year are Perception and 22769 – casual couture, Maggie started doing corsets and does some of the best shaped ones in sl due to her knowledge in corsetery in actual RL, and i´ve seen her work move well father away from simply corsets to a whole new array of products.

In the meanwhile the boys from 22769 can basically do it all it seems, they do furniture, clothes for both sexes house and decor stuff, there´s nothing they can´t do and they do it always with a smile, meaning Manu and Paco also get a prize for nicest creators in SL this year.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair– Renee (My Attic)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth – Sassy (My Attic)
Corset: Perception – Overbust Corset — Capricorn (Zodiac)
Necklace: Perception – Capricorn Horn Necklace (Zodiac)

Now jewelry, in RL i can´t wear earings, not for more than 15 minutes before the itching starts i don´t wear necklaces either because i don´t like things around my neck, but in sl i can and do wear all of those, this year we had a few newcomers i fell in love with like House of Rain, stores i already knew and wore like, [HANDverk]LaGyo and lassitude & ennui and the biggest surprise of them all  Maxi Gossamer who now makes some of their sl pieces available for you also in Rl, follow the link to see which models are available here.

Well that´s all for now, hopefully i´ll be back soon with another instalement of my favourite things this last year, see you all soon and have a glorious weekend

Sun over water

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Again a mix of several events and a new release, as far as events go, first The Gallery Gift Shop, where you can find this cute long flowy mesh assembles from the boys at 22769, this time what amazed me more about this outfit available at TGGS, wasn´t the mesh, which i´ve notice has been improving in leaps and shows a certain level of maturity with working it that comes from hard work, but the texturing, i really enjoyed the texturing on these two pieces, it´s flowy and still geometric and of course i imagine this shirt was a pain to rigg like most long shirts, but it´s a very well done job.

Also from the TGGS is the makeup i´m wearing from [ Lucky #7 ] , and i wish they did more makeups like this one, it just screams colour and can basically make a whole look.

From FaMESHed, or fame shed or famished however you call it, we do love a nickname for our favourite events, is this gorgeous as usual Maxi Gossamer set, i´m not usually a fan of chains myself, but i really like these and they work with almost any outfit, again detailed mesh jewelry like these is hard to come by.

I´m also wearing a new release from booN, i had no idea they usually had the new releases for a discount sometimes, and just tought to myself, oh i haven´t checked booN in sometime i should pop there, and when i did i just fell in love with this hair, is cute and also works with a lot of looks, be it more naive or sophisticated.

For the skin i picked a slightly darker toned Al Vulo here since for some silly reason i haven´t blogged the brand in some time and i had this one just waiting to be used, after i grabbed it either at The Dressing Room or The Dressing Rom Blue some time ago.

I must admit i was in a bit of a rush to take the pics so i picked a simple background at some random location and forgot which poses i used which is inadmissible for me because i always try to credit the poses, sorry for that folks, i promise to be more careful with that next time, for today it´s all, i promise to come back tomorrow with more new releases, maybe some Vintage Fair and new events.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Al vulo– Candy
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: booN  – DQO010 
Outfit –  22769 – casual couture – Floating Sunset skirt and Zoe Blouse(The Gallery Gift Shop)
Jewelry – Maxi Gossamer  – Anette (FaMESHed)
Makeup: [ Lucky #7 ] – Passion Fruit

Hair Fair 2012 – Zibska

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Another day and another blog about hair, because Hair Fair is still going on until the 29th, and the donations for WIGS for KIDS, keep rising as the event is not even close to one week of being open. And today i bring you Zibska as i slowly go thru folders and folders of hair, hair demos, and Fair gifts, dollarbies and freebies.

Speaking of freebies by the way Zibska was pretty generous, you´ll find at their booth, i´m even wearing some here, the Nan hair is a Fair freebie, so are the earings and also the makeup, that come in a huge pack of several makeups in Berry, and also a lovely trio of bodysuits i´ll probably blog later.

As usual Zibska brings us fashionable over the top hairs, great not only for fashion pictures, but every day original or even fantasy looks, so please don´t forget to visit their booth.

I´m also wearing some awesome goodies from this months edition of  The Gallery Gift Shop, who just turned one, something rare in events, and that is celebrating the birthday with a new improved build and an awesome hunt, in the hunt you can find a matching envelope purse for this gorgeous dress by the boys at 22769, that i simply had to wear, and even go blonde for, so to compliment this pretty, light and soft colour of the dress.

Also from the The Gallery Gift Shop is this version of the Glam Affair Roza skin i can´t seem to take of lately.

So here it is folks, I´ll catch you all laters, probably with some more amazing hair.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair  –  Roza – Natural – I’m Crazy (The Gallery Gift Shop)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Zibska – Nan (Hair Fair gift)
Dress: 22769 – casual couture – Anastasia (The GalleryGift Shop)
Earings: Zibska – Severine (Hair Fair gift)
Makeup: Zibska – Cleo – Berry V1 (Hair Fair gift)

Makeup: Zibska – EmilyTries – Berry (Hair Fair gift)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Hair: Zibska – Ode/Petra/Qeren (Hair Fair)

Hair: Zibska – Myrna/Laerke (Hair Fair)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose (not available anymore)

Hair Fair:
Location
Blog
Flickr Group
For Demos join the Hair Fair DEMO Group inworld

25 cents

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Well not rally 25 cents but 50 linden, that’s how Fifty Linden Friday works, for a long time it was one of my favorite events but sadly a few months ago it ended in an epic last edition filled with amazing bargains, but last week it also came back, and is like an old friend whom you haven´t seen for ages suddenly showed up and said hi did you miss me?

So from i advise everyone to join their inworld group to get the weekly list of shops participating, and this week i bring you this really cute, cheap and mesh (i was seriously impressed by the low land impact of this piece) set of lemonade stand and stool with several poses from Cheeky Pea.

I also bring you another event today and that event is a very interesting idea it´s called My Second Box, and i joined this months first edition of My Second Box Women, the concept is very cool and different from most events, the idea basically is you join the Second Box group and pay 300L to join it, and during that month you receive samples from 5 different creators, this month´s creators where: Adore & Abhor, BOTHER, Elymode, Glitterati and La Petite Morte, you can see images of the items available here on the Flickr group, or their blog linked above, so far it was worth the 300L to join it, and i really like it since each month you can decide if you believe it´s worth joining.

Two things i am wearing for the first time is a tube top and some Dura hair. I´ll start with the tube top: Since mesh came to SL, I´ve seen tube tops and tube dresses, all over shops and feeds, so far i´ve stayed away from them because they seem all to be done from the same couple of templates, and extremely bulky, so far this Maitreya piece is the one i would recommend, it actually looks like a proper tube top, fitting and very well done, as on the subject of templates, I´ll probably address it at some point, since it deserves it´s own blog post.

As for the Hair, I had never tried blogged Dura before, actually i had never shopped there even, my boyfriend was the one who showed me the shop because he likes the men’s hair and though i might be interested, I was really impressed with he models, some are imensively cute, but i don´t like th texture on the light colours, which is perfect for me since i rarely go light, except for a few exceptions.

Last but not least i bring you these super cute mesh hotpants from 22769 and a prize on the Depraved Summer Hunt, you can find the shops and slurls for them as well as hints on the link above.

Happy shopping and happy hunting.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Adore&Abhor Cosmetics  – Cadillac Tan Skin and Eyeliner (My Second Box)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Dura – *Dura-Girl*33
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Top: Maitreya – Cupio
Shorts: 22769 – casual couture – hotpants (Depraved Summer Hunt)
Wedges: Ingenue – Jive Wedge (COLLABOR88)
Makeup: Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss  

Lemonade stand and bench by Cheeky Pea – Lecon Lemonade Stand (Fifty Linden Friday) 

Standing pose by aDORKable

Bikinis are optional

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Yes they are and although i prefer them in RL, in SL i always go for a one piece swimsuit, to me it has a way more classic feel, and a one piece is what i´m wearing today, this one is an old model from Zaara, I´ll probably put on an actual bikini at some point during this summer, I have promised myself i would try at least one mesh bikini.

Even if the swimsuit is not a new model, the hair i´m wearing is, i absolutely love it, and i missed Maitreya hair releases, also new is my new beach bag, that inspired the whole look of the pics, and it was a group gift from 22769, I love the fact it´s funny and i´m constantly amazed, on the improvement of their mesh work, from the rolled up newspaper to the blue sandals their works gets better and better with each new release, hunt prize or group gift.

To be honest i don´t know how Manuel and Paco manage to constantly be involved in so many events, both female and male, wich is admirable, while at the same time keep up a such a warm, cheerful attitude to everything, and i advise you all to read a bit more about these two amazing creators here, on Geanna´s blog here.

I also wanted to show of some of the poses available at Fluid, I already blogged the event on Friday when it opened, It´s another  The Ego Co. organized event, and totally dedicated to poses and props with a two week rotation between new releases, and i have to tell you i hope i get time to blog as much of them as possible, because props in it are incredibly good and refreshing.

Before i go i would like to leave here a big thank you to Gogo for the link back on here blog post Sunny, I´m still very new at blogging and when i saw she had mentioned my name i felt extremely happy and at the same time a bit embarrassed, since i´m not used to this sort of attention, but i´m incredibly honoured for the attention of one of Sl´s best blogs, when it comes not only to fashion but also photography, Thank you very much Gogo.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Maitreya – Siobhan
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Swimsuit: Zaara – Keyuri
Bag: 22769 – casual couture – To the beach! (Group Gift)
Flower: Artilleri – Hibi hair flower
Freckles: la petite morte – Iris freckle
Makeup: Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss  

Poses by Pekka – Eva

Are you ready?

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I sure am getting ready for Mesh Around, as I slowly get a glimpse of the items that will be available on the 1st of  June when the hunt starts. Just by looking at the list of shops participating you can have no doubts of their quality some more familiar names and a few new ones offering what i live best, mesh, from clothing, to furniture to decor, a variety of items waiting to be picked up, today i leave you all with a small preview.

The dress is from 22769 ~ casual couture, and i seriously don´t know how they manage to keep up with all the events they join, and the constant stream of new and quality content they share with the grid every week.

Also from from Mesh Around are the cute bracelet and ring i´m wearing here from Sleeping Koala, see you all soon with more meshy goodness.

Follow all mine and my fellow bloggers adventures at this and other Ego. Co. events on their website here.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: My UglyDorothy – Skin of the Sunday5
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Truth –  Kirby
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
Dress: 22769 ~ casual couture -Sophia  (Mesh Around Hunt)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gatsby Heels
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Sweetwater (Fashion Cache)
Bracelet and Ring: Sleeping Koala Metal Floral Stack  (Mesh Around Hunt)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose