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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

Goodbye and good luck

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Well this month marked the end of The ZombiePopcorn, since 2009 they have done hunts and events some bi-weekly, some anualy all pretty much amazing, and had the wonderful chance to blog with them latelly for the last few months, but is good to see people going for new things in RL, which is what happened in this case, so this blog post is a goodbye and good luck to all of those involved in this amazing project, and a way to show of all the posts i had the pleasure of doing in their website.

Here are the pics taken and credits, for the full text and post follow the links on titles. See you all soon.

Skye

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Lara Hurley – Nuala
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Skye (Zombie Popcorn Brand)

White Swan

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skintimate – Estelle  (ZombiePopcorn)
Eyes: MINA – Eyes (ZombiePopcorn)
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: booN – UAN168
Outfit: SoliDea FoliEs – Antonella (Vintage Fair)
Makeup: Pin Me Down – Soft Shadows (ZombiePopcorn)

Poses by Glitterati  –  Pin up girl (Vintage Fair)

Red, White and Black, Box

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair  –  Glam Affair – Spring Breeze
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Shirt: Fishy Strawberry – Neo-Romantic Blouse
Corset: Quarantine – Temptress
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Nostalgia boots
Skirt: ISON – wrap skirt
Collar: Evie´s Closet – Tuala Collar
Makeup: Mynerva – Milena M3~Eyeshadow/Lash/Lip C
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Hair: GOTZSCHE Hair –  Elizabeth(Gift)

Hair:  L+N – Utopia/Danae

Hair:  Danselfly – Bella/Tinsley

Poses by Glitterati 

The Garden Café

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: DeLa – Gamo
Bathing Suit: RezIpsa Loc – Citrus (Zombie Popcorn)
Dress: Epic – Burned Butterfly  (Zombie Popcorn)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals

Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Table and chairs by {what next} Amalfi Cafe Set for Two standing pose by aDORKable

I´m not a zombie but i do love popcorns

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Glam Affair – Giselle – Light Kajira (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Discord Designs– Mackenzie
Hairbase: Discord Designs – Skunk Hairbase
Top: Sassy! – Fascination halter – cherry blossom (ZombiePopcorn)
Pants: Ingenue  – Seberg Pants – French Vanilla
Sandals: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Pose prop: BENT. Seraphim Birthday Hunt

I´m leaving this town

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Not really no i´m not going anywhere, i just tough the title would be dramatic enough for the pics, with a bunch of more Vintage Fair goodies, first this amazing mesh dress from Ingenue that had me fainting as soon as i saw it hanging at the shop, at the Fair, second finally a mesh and rigged scarf for us ladies with a wide variety of fabric and colouring selections by Iren, third some gorgeous pumps that come with feet from slink, with their usual high quality work, fourth a skin that made me sigh for how well it fitted my shape and it´s pretty amazing detail from WoW skins and fifth discovering the fluidity of STaTUS  poses.

These are the ingredients for one of the most fun and so far favourite Vintage Fair blog posts, i am seriously in love with this look and the amazing quality of every item in it, it basically put itself together, and shows how far sl has come in the past year due to mesh.

And also owls, this one from Maxi Gossamer that has now become one of my favourite jewelry stores with their constant flow of new releases be they themed, like this cute necklace for COLLABOR88 be they regular release, and yes i am a sucker for anything owl themed but this one is so incredibly detailed it´s amazing.

I don´t know what to say but this folks go to the Fair check these shops, try the demos and see for yourself how well done and fitting they are. For now i say goodbye and wave as i dash to catch my train away from here.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: WoW Skins – Tessa Vintage vers. (Vintage Fair)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair and scarf: Iren – Ladies Scarf (Vintage Fair)
Dress: Ingenue – Greta (Vintage Fair)
Shoes and feet: Slink  Vintage 2-Strap Pumps (Vintage Fair)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer  – Jewelled Owl (COLLABOR88)

Pose by STaTUS  – Explore and Travel sets (Vintage Fair)

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

Hair Fair previews – part 1

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Hair Fair starts in a few hours, and even if i´m caught at RL work and can only make it to the bloggers preview in about 6/7 hours i do have some previews for you all. So without much words or delay here they are.

In the meanwhile if you join the Hair Fair DEMO Group inworld, the first demos have started to been released.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai– Darjeeling Hair – Hair Fair 2012 Gift
Dress: Baiastice – Lily (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

Earings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Precious (Hair Fair gift available in several colours)
Hair (left to right): Bliensen + MaiTai – Curl Up/Habanera/Immaculada/Forbidden Fruit

T-Shirt: [A]Limited – Kawaii Tee – Sashimi (not available anymore)
Hair (left to right): Magpie Hair – Hard to be Faithful/Beggin, Beggin You/Footsteps Even Lighter


Top: Ingenue – Mignon (COLLABOR88)
Hair 
(left to right): MINA – Daan/Lente/Anouk

T-Shirt: [A]Limited – Kawaii Tee – Cheap (not available anymore)
Hair (left to right): NikitaFride – Bite/Rocked/Stripped/Thrill/Loverdose

ETA: In the meanwhile check for more previews on the Hair Fair official flickr group.

Four times the trouble

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Today i´m cloning Ely to bring you dresses and new shoes, I´ll start with the shoes, these are the new release from lassitude and ennui, the shop i mentioned in my earlier blog post this week, on the shops that i like feature, and i will try to feature the sandals in more detail later, because i am totally  in love with them. They come in several colors, the colour you buy is basically for the sole, since the straps are colour changeable and so are the buttons on them, so here i am wearing the red soles with orange straps and golden buttons, that go very well with this mix of warm toned Bilo dresses.

Now the dresses i´m wearing here 4 different ones from Bilo, 3 of them new release, and one available at CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, that is ending soon, more specifically on the 24th so hurry up people still a couple of days left for shopping.

I´ve been wearing Bilo since i started blogging, it´s defenitly one of my favourite original brands in SL and i was so happy to see them at CHIC², and for seeing so many releases in the past couple of weeks.

Another thing worth mentioning id the pose on the pic, i´ve been cloning Ely for group shots since i don´t have any alts in SL, and this Glitterati pose was way to fun not too use, and is part of the contents of Glitterati´s samples for  My Second Box, a surprisingly fresh new concept, you join their inworld group every month and pay 300L for those months samples, that will be sent to group by five different stores, and seeing by this months samples is well worth joining.

Later on we will talk about many things, from Zombies to fairy tales, and a little also about women. So stay tuned folks and remember that it´s Friday.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Elikatira – Indulge
Dresses: Bilo: from left to right, Amira,  Tallulah (CHIC²), Rania, Reema
Necklace: Ingenue – Elements (Fifty Linden Friday)
Sandals: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Group pose by Glitterati (My Second Box)

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

Take my picture and frame it

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All good things come to an end, and unfortunately Mesh Around, ends tomorrow, this hunt has been going on since the 1st, with a huge amount of hunters and blog posts, you can find them all at the The Ego Co. blog, where you can follow all their events, and also check the amazing blogger team making sure you get to see all the beautiful things available at the events organized.

But even if Mesh Around is ending, Fluid is about to start, tomorrow also. Later on i will try to bring you all a preview, of this new bi-weekly event dedicated to posing and animations.

For now folks hurry up still some time to hunt.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: MY UGLYDOROTHY – Skin of the Sunday12
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Discord Designs – Clint(Mesh Around Hunt)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed (Mesh Around Hunt)
Dress: Geometry,  – Embrace (FamMESHed)
Wedges: Ingenue– Jive Wedge (COLLABOR88)
Ring: [HANDverk] – Geode Ring (Mesh Around Hunt)

Umbrella: Weather! or not? – Starbrella (Subscriber Gift )
Frames: Weather! or not? – Little Fluffy Cloud Frames (Mesh Around Hunt)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

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The title of today´s blog is part of a quote, by a comedian i admire a lot, Joanna Lumley, and the full quote goes like this:

I find it a great antidote… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

And today i bring you all of them, lipstick is the most important one today probably and part of a blogger challenge started by Cajsa Lilliehook,  so for it i picked this pretty skin from essences available at  CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, and one of the several lipstick options that come with it. I also bring you a lot of Hairspray in this new Clawtooth, hair made specially for COLLABOR88 .

Also from COLLABOR88 are these gorgeous shoes from Ingenue (available in several colours)  and the lovely dress by Schadenfreude ( available in a wide diversity of patterns, and sizes, including kid size).

And last  but not least mirrors, the thing about mirrors is, it´s fine when you hold up them to yourself, to admire your look, to look for faults in it, but with what i do have issues, is when people insist on holding up mirrors to others expecting to see their own reflection.

So i would love to see a lot less mirrors about at the end of the day,  a mirror only reflects what is there, not your wishes, and reflecting your wishes on others, steals them of their own reflection, making all those holding mirrors look foolish.

And this long rant is basically about feeling good about oneself, wearing what we love, what we choose, and not being held hostage to the mirrors other wave at us.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: essences – Rowena (CHIC²)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Clawtooth – Babette (COLLABOR88)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress: Schadenfreude – Mondrian Color Field (COLLABOR88)
Wedges: Ingenue – Jive Wedge (COLLABOR88)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss  

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

A little bit country

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Which is a look i rarely go for, but it was perfect to show of items for a few events going on atm, first i´ll start with the second anniversary of CHIC Management with CHIC², where you can find this amazing mesh prop and the first big one from BENT, I´ve been on the BENT group for a few times, and i quite like it the entry fee is 250L and you get sent quite a few poses, except for those that are made for events like this one, although there will probably be a shop in the future, so join up while you can, is well worth it.

Next event is Mesh Around who has become one of the most popular hunts, I´ve seen so far this year, pretty fast, not only by the excellent organization by Ego Co. but also by the quality of the merchants and hunt gifts in it. And from the hunt is where you can find this gorgeous Ingenue top i´m wearing both in this colour and green.

And the 3rd event featured in this blog post is My Attic, which is going on it´s second edition and looks pretty promising, giving us good quality items and very good prices, and where i bought this super cute .ploom hair.

Here it is a mid day quick post with a taste of country.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: .ploom – Aria (My Attic)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Top: Ingenue –  Lottie Bustier (Mesh Around Hunt)
Shorts: Zaara – Denim knee-shorts
Chucks: Akeyo – Chuck´s Hitop

Barn with poses by BENT – Country CHIC (CHIC²)

HUNT ALL THE MESH

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Because Mesh Around is starting today at SL´s noon, and i bring you another small preview of some of the items available during at the hunt, since SL was not very kind to me yesterday, I only managed to take one picture, but it has not one but two Ely´s in it.

And so today i bring you: GeometryBilo[GoS]Trompe Loeil and [HANDverk].

For some flowy summer prettiness, two love sets, one a dress from Bilo, which you know how much i love, and the other, a set of two separates: skirt and blouse, that you can either mix and match with other Geometry separates, which i heard there will be more available pretty soon, or with casual jeans or even system layers.

And now let me talk about these pumps, I wish more shoe creators would enter hunts, not enough do to be honest, and it´s such a wonderful way to show of your designs, specially when the quality is so at a top-level like this.

I don´t think i´ve mentioned yet how much i love furniture in mesh, but i will now, first reason is more detail for less prims, both the furniture set by Trompe Loeil and this lovely clock by [HANDverk] are mesh and so easy to mod, for the picture i did some moding to them, i resized the clock to bigger and resized the table to smaller and also took out he shadow parts on the furniture.

And here is the second reason i love mesh furniture even more, resizing it will even lower it´s land impact values, making it the best option for tiny avatars and petite ones.
So remenber folks at noon the hunt starts, so make sure you are ready to run around the grid looking for meshy goodness, and in case you are wondering what else is available on the hunt rememnber to check out my fellow bloggers from The Ego Co.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Truth – Tashia
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
1st Outfit: Geometry – Precious Ruffle Skirt and Candy Tank (Mesh Around)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gabtsy Heels
2sd Outfit: Bilo –  Salma Peta (Mesh Around)
Boots: [GoS] – Desire Ankle Boots in Baby Pink (Mesh Around)

Furniture by Trompe Loeil – Curve Patio Set – Summer Dots (Mesh Around)

Clock: [HANDverk] – Sunburst Clock.red (Mesh Around)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose