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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

These are a few of my favourite things part 1

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And when i say a few i mean only a few, I remember well a year ago when mesh was new, there where only a few stores selling mesh and the quality was very different then what we have today, the SL fashion industry changed and moved into the future finally, leaving a lot of people lost and confused.

Today mesh is a huge part of our SL lifes stores embraced it, some going full mesh, some going partial, some embracing it in a whole no different way recently, with the coming of mesh boobs and appliers for them so that regular system clothes could literally embrace the mesh itself.

Over the year we´ve seen new brands arriving, old ones revamping themselves and a whole lot of new things, today i was a bit bored, i´ve been busy this holiday season like you all, but today i found i had a little time to sit down and organize my inventory, as usual i was looking at events stuff, moving things into folders, opening boxes, trying out things, and i usually look a mess when doing so, i wanted to take a pic of the new Bilo skin for this months Zodiac, I had no idea what hair to wear and luckily i had stopped at My Attic and grabbed this cute Ploom updo and i realized i was not only wearing some holiday colours but i was wearing some of my favourite brands, and over this year i gained so many favourite stores i decide to do a few more pics of random stuff from random events i have laying about.

Then suddenly i find my self putting up my idea of my favourite shops from the past year, so here are a few portraits and thoughts on the shops i´ve been wearing most often and blogging about.

First i will start with skins I´m here wearing a skin from Bilo, i didn´t feature first because of my special connection with the brand (If you look at my profile it´s writen there I am a CSR for the store, I would like to say i don´t get payed for it  in any way shape or form tho, I´ve just known Chandra for sometime now, and we´ve been close friends since then, I started blogging when she started entering events and I´ve seen her shop growing slowly over time in quality and effort, I now know a lot more than i ever did before about the creating process, how much sweat and tears go into it, be it mesh or a texture) This pic was just the starting point for this post.

Another skin brand that I´ve seen grow over time in a really suprising and impressive way is Essences another shops also featured in this Edition of Zodiac, that has also been in almost every big event for this past half month, with an increasingly quality, making me slowly grow closer and closer to their skins.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo – Esha (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Ploom – Mosh (My Attic)
Cardigan: Bilo – Munira Cardigan

Now what do i mean with growing into a skin? Let me explain it better, some skins you go hmm i like this is different, and as you wear it more and more often with time, it growns on you, it´s not that use makes you appreciate something better, just that you slowly step out of your usual everyday look and start enjoying and appreciating different facets of yourself and your own shape.

I never change my facial features, I´ve stopped tweaking my shape about two years ago when i was finally happy with the final result, and this brand skin always looked different on me and i couldn´t pin it down why, I´m talking about Glam Affair a brand that always made me go hmm, but after a year of blogging has become my second most blogged brand and one of my favourites, not just for Fantasy but regular more fashionable pics, i collect most of the brands special events skins and i´m totally in love with them all.

Another skin I´ve had a similar relationship with was Pink Fuel, again one of the best SL brands that i always tought looked slighty off on me until i started grabbing and wearing not just here but also occasionally inwrold every special event edition.

Mind you i still wear mostly my favourite skin inworld which is my Milena by Mynerva i love it´s clean no makeup look more than anything else for my daily walkbouts, but i´m starting to realize i wear it less and less as my Skin folder grows bigger and my time for walkbouts grows smaller, and now i found out, well not really found out just wore a bit more a lot other skins like Belleza who´s Wynter Skin a few weeks ago for Fifty Linden Friday had me gasping for how beautiful it is.

My knees go weak with every Fallen Gods release and my inner Fantasy geek wants to fly around SL naked wearing nothing but skin and wings. I cry a little when i see every new My Ugly Dorothy skin out there or Mother Goose´s i wish would actually fit my shape, and i feel tempted to make a new one just for their skins. And i´m slowly growing fonder of the Skinnery,  and i´m atencipaticing Nomine´s new focus only on fantasy skins. And this only to name a few shops i didn´t picture here on this post and it´s follow up one.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Essences – Caprice skin (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie
Dress: Geometry – Winter (Gothmas by Gaslight)

At the end of a day i realized a skin says a lot about who we are and is one of the most important pieces of an avatar, but i think i also found out my avatar wants to be a lot of different things and some might not even make much sense to me at the time, but it will at some point, when i realize i feel good enough on my own skin to change it as often as i can and feel like.

Quiet as a dormouse

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Indeed i am, and almost asleep has the little one in Alice in Wonderland, But this little dormouse, yes i´m quite small in general with my SL height to match my RL and i´m always sleepy due to insomnia, i´ve also been sick which is delaying my other big project. This being part one of it.

When i saw the preview on flickr of this two HANDverk sets, one with the furniture and one with the food, i knew i had to have them, first i love SL food and second i love Alice in Wonderland, so my idea was to get five different looks inspired on the five different characters in this crazy tea party.

And my first pick is was the little sleepy dormouse, for which i had to watch a crazy amount of youtube videos with adorable little dormouses snoring and being overall adorable, oh the sacrifices i will do for reasearch, to make my blog posts accurate.

So i decide i was going for cute, and basically it involved my favourite colour which is purple and a little bit of pink, with some new earmuffs, owl themed, my favourite of all themes as usual, (this little dormouse laughs in the face of danger, by sporting adorable owl earmuffs). I also added a little sparkle with my silver glitter in a tiny jar, another one of my favourites from The Arcade, these super cute and funny necklaces by PIDIDDLE, the sweater i got from Beetlebones at one of the best Hunts on the grid that came back again this year, The with Love Hunt (remind me please to finish it).

Something else that is new currently are these gorgeous Sugarskull from lassitude&ennui available only at Unhinged, a shop that just turned 7 years old and already inspired a blogger challenge about the oldest, newest and most favourite item from there, I´m gonna classify these boots as the newest i have from there, and bring out the oldest and the favourite later.

Another thing i have to mention is the pose i´m using on this first picture, It´s from aDORKable and the first one of a set of 25 poses left daily at the shop as a gift, last year i missed them all, but bougth the full pack after Xmas, and since i am horrible at reminding myself of Advent Calendars in SL, i´ll probably ended up missing a few more this year, hopefully they will be available after the season is done.

That´s all for today folks, i´ll catch all later, in the meanwhile you can see me nod off and murmur something about treacle.

ETA: I almost forgot i dressed up as a  Sky Huntress over at the Hottie Cooterati blog the other day for those who might have missed it.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Bilo– Najwa Eye (Unhinged)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth– Rashida
Sweater: Beetlebones – Printed Cashmere Sweater (The With LoveHunt)
Jeans: Zaara– Classic Jeans
Necklace: PIDIDDLE – My Special Treasures – Silver Glitter (The Arcade)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Sugarskull boots (Unhinged)
Earmuffs: League – Earmuffs Owl (The Arcade)

1st Pose by aDORKable  – Day 1 of the 25 days of poses
Furniture by [HANDverk] – MadTEA Party (The Arcade)

Variations

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This is kind of a silly blog, i was just playing about with Niran´s, trying to get the feel of the viewer, and going thru my Plurk Timeline, when i saw an add from another shop featuring this hair, right away i imed Nicole from smileyorc, asking where is this hair from, and of course she KNOWS ALL THE THINGS, and right away said Magika, so i ran over to the shop, bald, half transparent and with mismatched feet and hands, to grab it.

I was only cleaning inventory, at least trying/pretending to and thinking of a look for a test pic, also new was this lovely Maitreya dress, and Bilo´s Noor skin for the Around The World event, so i took myself a new profile pic.

Shaman has been testing picture editing software and has been sending me links like crazy of demos to try out, so that last pic was one of his tests, so many crazy image editing software out there, i have to find some time to pic a few and test them out for you guys, don´t you just love demos?

Well se you all later, i hope everyone enjoys their Black Friday, filled with RL and SL sales.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo – Noor (Around the World)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Magika – Visit
Dress: Maitreya –  Milia Sweater Dress

Pose by aDORKable

Money for nothing

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It´s what scammers want, and today me and many others stumbled into one, let me tell this story from the start, i woke up this morning to a wave of emails, as i got to the kitchen and my phone caught the wi-fi signal, the bips would not end, still kinda of blurry-eyed and dazed from sleep i see a flood of emails in my inbox, flickr messages, SLU pms a lot more than the usual activity.

My friends had also been on fire on Skype, and as soon as i managed to sit down and actually look at the content, my eyes rolled, apparently someone with a Deviant Art account had stolen pictures from Flickr from a lot of SL bloggers and filled a gallery with them, including two pictures of mine, the ones you can see on the pictures i´m holding, between those who had their pics stolen are: my dear friend Sonya from Astalianda,  and a lot of pictures from Strawberry Singh, Gogo from Juicy Bomb and Whiskey Monday from Whiskey Shots only to mention a few, but the worse is yet to come not only was this DA account who is also a SL resident by the name of bekidarling was passing other residents pictures as her own she was also trying to sell prints of them on Deviant Art, trying to make money of other people’s work, she was also claiming she was the creator of everything in the picture.

She also claimed the credits for every item in those pics, undermining and insulting every creator showcased in them and all the hours of hard work that go into building in SL.

When i got to work and finally could look at her page all the pictures where already taken down by her, after the massive amount of comments and links to the originals, today i learned a big lesson, don´t mess with the SL community, if we find you are stealing from any of us, be it a blogger or a creator, we will talk about it, on plurk, on forums, by email, by skype, we have each other´s backs.

A big hug and thank you for all of those who sent me a message, for all of those who spread the word, for all of those who will not let pass when someone´s hard work and time is stolen by scammers, looking for a quick buck, today i mostly wanna say thank you SL and thank you my friends.

I would also like to send a huge hug to all my blogger friends who had their work stolen, worth hours and hours spent showing the very best of SL, most as hobbie done by love to the platform and the community itself.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx – Siren (The Costume Ball)
Eyes: Delusions – Fiercely Independent (Zodiac)
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Alice Project – Steph (Zodiac)
Dress: Bilo– Hiba (Zodiac)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands

Necklace: lassitude & ennui  –  Scorpio key (Zodiac)

Poses by  Long Awkard Pose (no longer available)

The original posts where these pics where stolen from can be found here: Accessorize me and  Back to our origins

It´s getting colder

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It sure is here and i´m in a mood for sweaters, and totally in love with this one by Erratic (not sure if the name is perfectly right i´ve seen it spelled different ways, but you can follow either the event or store slurl on my credits) available at this month´s FaMESHed in a bunch of colours and patterns. Also from FaMESHed is this super cute short hair from [ monso ] which made me go must buy, since i´m such a fan of short hairs, which we don´t see enough. Not only are they cute, but also practical, and perfect to show of earings, which i didn´t do here because i was going for a simpler look.

And for that i went back to my usual everyday skin which i have missed a lot, with some extra freckles this time, i´m a huge Mynerva fan and Mock´s freckles are just the perfect amount for me on this skin. And one of my favourite boots to finish of the outfit, I´ve had these for over a year now, and every now and then i wear them, i simply adore this TonkTastic  model because i had ones just like these as a teen and wore them all the time to school.

But enough with my old time favourites, i also have some new stuff to show of, and those are the new capris release from Bilo, in perfect colours for winter and Fall, either with or without some wool stockings, boots sneakers or even heels for a more sophisticated look, (actually i do have a set just like these, Winter/Fall Capris with earthy tones and a simple pattern that will easily mix and match with anything.

Also new and really cute not to mention a bargain, is the bench from Cheeky Pea, with several individual sits, couple poses and a friends sitting chatting also, only for 50L and part of Fifty Linden Friday, and still available at the shop, i love it when creators leave the FLF item out during the week, since Fridays are completely crazy for me, and i can just drop in during the week when i have more time, and i would honestly be sad if i had missed this bench, I´m a huge Cheeky Pea fan, and the bench is a bargain, have you guys checked their Collabor88, items?

That´s all for now folks, just remember i will soon start doing Cinema previews, both here and over at The Hottie Cooterati Experience, while we wait anxiously for the event to open on Saturday.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva   –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: [ monso ]  – My Hair – Yoon/ Cookie Pack (FaMESHed)
Eyes: Erratic – cory – oversized sweater (FaMESHed)
Capri: Bilo – Farzhaan Capri
Boots: TonkTastic – 50’s Jump Boots
Socks: TonkTastic – Sock Tops
Makeup: Mynerva – Milena Pure~Eyeliner/Lip B Copy/Tint
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Freckles
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

bench by Cheeky Pea – Autumn Fly To the Sky Bench (Fifty Linden Friday)

Shhh! Silence.

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Sadly Vintage Fair ends today, again another big event, i spent all month blogging, because who doesn´t love vintage? There is still today left for shopping tho, so many good stuff at the fair, everything i´m i´m wearing is from there, except eyes and lashes, even the poses.

An of course the scene is not from there, is the latest enormous release from Garden Of Dreams.

So hurry up people enjoy the last few hours available, because Vintage Fair only comes once a year.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Heartsick  – Phoebe (Vintage Fair)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Alice Project – Lynn (Vintage Fair)
Blouse: Bilo – Betty Blouse (Vintage Fair)
Skirt: Bilo Tapestry Skirt (Vintage Fair)
Shoes and feet: Slink  Vintage 2-Strap Pumps (Vintage Fair)

First pose by CheerNo – Femme Fatale (Vintage Fair)
Other ooses by STaTUS – Pencil (Vintage Fair)

Scenery: Garden Of Dreams – Dream Scene – The Library

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

Safe from the storm

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At the start of this week we had a hurricane warning, that has passed us by and quickly turned into a tropical storm, even so the weather has been humid and a hat, a lot more tropical than it´s usual for this time of year, so due to that i´ve been longing for drier weather and a cool breeze, and that was what i got for today´s pictures.

So today i bring you an awesome new release from Bilo, this long flowy mesh Abaya, released just in time for Eid, and i can´t wit for when they release the soon to come mesh hijab, perfect for this time of year, and also perfect, for this desert scene from Garden of Dreams.

This scene could not be more detailed, all furniture comes with sits and is ready to use the sclupts are simply amazing, the sandstorm particles add to the immersion perfectly, making me feel safe in this not really that small tent, from the stormy winds, the only thing i usually do with scenes is remove, the outer box to show a bit of sky and have shadows, anything else was untouched.

I also had this Pink Fuel skin, unblogged that i bought a culture shock and seemed perfect for this setting, notice again the new group gift from M.O.C.K., that i haven´t taken of all week.

For now i must take shelter, and come back to you all later with more goodies and events. Stay safe from the winds.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Pink Fuel – Persona Skins – Bollywood Sunset
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Truth – Kaelyn
Abaya: Bilo– Fatimah
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer  – Tilly Ethnic
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Glitter Pop eShadow (group gift)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss (group gift)

Poses by oOo Studio – Rouge (Vintage Fair gift)
Scenery: Garden Of Dreams – Dream Scene – The Desert

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

Death on the Nile

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Is the title of the first Agatha Christie book i ever read, and the inspiration for this post with a touch of modern and 30´s 40´s. Modern but a classic are the capris and top from Bilo available at the round of FaMESHed that started today, everything else is a preview from Vintage Fair that opens next saturday the 4th.

The usually gorgeous Bliensen + MaiTai jewelry just seemed to fit the clothes, and was pleasantly surprised to see this year they where also bringing some shoes to the Fair and these are certainly gorgeous, and i believe will become regulars around here, since i love their bright strong colours and classic look.

Now the jewelry, i love how simple but yet detailed the earings are, a perfect match for the adorable lizard brooch, that sleep on my chest, also incredible versatile is the FANATIK bracelet i´m wearing and will show later in better detail.

To finish of the outfit i added a cute little period bag also from the fair by The Millinery Shoppe, that was certainly a perfect fit for this look, i needed something on my hand to used the STaTUS  travel pose set that is perfect for bigger bags also.

Last but not least a big hat to wear under a scorching sun, this one of the recent release by Baiastice, just perfect to keep your skin sheltered while i sit around in a lovely Egyptian marketplace, either planning a murder, or waiting to be a victim, who knows, and like monsieur Hercule Poirot has said:

Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: FUNKA – Glorya 
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Pomme d’ Amour Hair – polka (Vintage Fair)
Top: Bilo – Harnoor (FaMESHed)
Capris: Bilo – Nimrit Capri  (FaMESHed)
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai  – Shimmy Sha-Wobble (Vintage Fair)
Bracelet: FANATIK –  Tyrolia vintage bangle (Vintage Fair)
Earings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Lilo – Onyx (Vintage Fair)
Brooch: Bliensen + MaiTai  – Siegfried – Lizzard Brooch (Vintage Fair)
Hat: Baiastice – Huge Brim Mesh Hat
Bag: The Millinery Shoppe – Beaded flapper bag (Vintage Fair)

Pose by STaTUS  – Travel (Vintage Fair)

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

Hair Fair 2012 – Hairoin and {frou-frou}

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Another day and another hairy blog, and a sorry for not posting yesterday, but yesterday with the start up of Fluid, i did my usual blogging at The Ego Co. where apparently i was Playing with myself, and has you guys know i´ve been posting also there, and a couple other more blogs, since Mesh Around.

But today is all about Hair, and Hair Fair, this years edition started on Saturday, so basically this means 4 sims, all of SL hair designers, and raising some donations for WIGS for KIDS, it´s also about lag like any big event, so people please tone down, even go naked if it means not lagging out the sim.

Today i bring you not one but two shops, Hairoin and {frou-frou}, as a slowly try and show you all as much as possible of the whole event before it ends on the 29th, also this weekend i did Fifty linden Friday as usual and grabbed myself some goodies, like this so pretty and romantic vest by Schadenfreude, i do know i am a bit behind on my usual blogging, but i promise to catch on, including in doing my own challenge i posted at the start of the month, while at the same time i get ready for another round of Zombie Popcorn and the start of Zodiac. See you all later with probably some more hair.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Bilo  – Nasreen- Elysium
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Hairoin -Cronos Hair Fair 2012
Vest: Schadenfreude – Birdhaus Deep V Vests (Fifty Linden Friday)
Jeans: Maitreya – Flare jeans
Necklace: Schadenfreude – Skull Mardi Gras Beads
Earings: Schadenfreude  – A Bazaar Earrings
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Hair: {frou-frou} – Lysandra

Hair: Hairoin – Gracie/Heater

Hair: {frou-frou} – Foxpouf

Hair: Hairoin –  Alien

Hair: {frou-frou} – Aigle/Corinna/Chalcis Hair Ornaments(freebie)

Hair: Hairoin – Ferocity Whitetiger(freebie)/Alkaline/Ferocity Natural Tiger(Freebie)

Hair: {frou-frou} – Gesella

Poses by aDORKable

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