Friday, November 23, 2012

Gachas & Goodness At Unhinged

I can't resist a good gacha, and especially one for a good cause, and the goodness in the gachas at Unhinged are too good to miss. ;) After the opening festivities on the 15th, I cruised around the Sim collecting everything I could. These are quality items, people, at great prices. Along with the gacha prizes, some vendors also have exclusive-to-Unhinged items for sale, so check those out, too. Now on to the vanity pictures of just a few of my awesome prizes and purchases:


Unhinged Items:
Dress: Geometry (Unhinged)
Eyes: Bilo (Gacha)
Ring: Sakide (Gacha)
Necklace: Perception (Gacha)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui (Gacha)

Skin: My Dear
Bangles: Maxi Gossamer
Hair: Elikitera
Manicure: Sexy Mamas
Lashes: Koketka


Unhinged Items:
Dress: Sakide (Exclusive for Purchase)
Hair: Alice Project (Gacha)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui (Gacha)
Ring: Sakide (Gacha)
Necklace: Perception (Gacha)
Eyes: YS & YS

Other: Skin: My Dear

And one more for now:


Unhinged Items:
Dress: Pale Empress (Gacha)
Shoes: Dare Designs (Gacha)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Unhinged Gacha Festival-A Fundraiser For Eku's Head

Hey, Peeps!
I've been remiss in keeping up with my blog due to some RL knockdowns, but I'm back and hope to be doing some regular posting once again. I can't think of a better way to reintroduce my blog than doing a post for "Unhinged-A Festival For Eku's Head". Below is the text from Dolce Blackflag, who is the power behind this fundraising event:

"There is this great person named Eku Zhong. She is funny, talented, kind, and also quite ill. Not ill as in awesome, ill as in sick. Not sick as in super cool (well she is that too) but sick as in very, very ill.
You may or may not be aware of that- up until a few months ago, I wasn't. I was clueless. I had no idea because Eku doesn't make a big deal of it. Day in and day out, I would complain about my little problems and she would listen patiently and advise wisely.

Her presence as a friend is a blessing. She brings fun and light wherever she goes- and she does so in the face of incredible challenges. Her ability to stay positive no matter what is an enormous inspiration.
Her struggles started with MS. Then they found thyroid cancer, and through poor treatment it turned into bone cancer. Over the last seven years, literally countless surgeries, radiation therapies, bone replacements and marrow transplants later, the stress of repeated surgeries has left her skull fragile and yet more surgery is needed.

The area where her zygotic arch meets the temporal bone is severely compromised.
Literally there is a risk that her zygotic arch could lift off the temporal arch and push the temporal bone into her brain. Actions as simple as chewing hard food or yawning the wrong way could cause this.
There is hope. Another surgery could correct this issue, but it requires the purchase of a prosthesis to replace the damaged bone. This is where myself and a group of people who love her dearly come in, and you as well should you choose to help out.

From November 15th through December 15th, we will be running a festival in SL- a festival to celebrate Eku's titanium spirit. The event is called Unhinged. It will be a great big gacha fair with a skull theme, lots of DJs and super fun party time, in honor of this spirited and sweet person who is such an inspiration.
75% of the proceeds from gacha plays will go to the Eku's New Bone fund, to help offset the substantial out of pocket cost for this prosthetic."

I have learned over the years that the people of SL are a generous and giving group of people, and I'm hoping that all will dig into their pockets for the awesome gacha gifts and to help a fellow resident in serious need. If you don't know Eku, I urge you to take the opportunity to drop by her store, Culprit, and check out the amazing items for sale. And I urge you to attend the Festival so that Eku can receive the very seriously needed medical procedure to help her LIVE and improve her quality of life.

You can learn more about the Festival and scheduled events here:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On The Darkside

When RL starts throwing punches, it can be highly distracting. A few hours in SL last night, helped me to relax, destress and just chill for a bit. Something I need to do more often. :)

I did manage a couple of hours at the Hair Fair which lightened my linden balance considerably, but this post isn't about those. :P I wanted to showcase 2 new releases from EMOtions because I think they're breathtaking, especially when paired together. This gown just flows with your movements and the intricate bodice is breathtaking. Paired with a brand new updo just released last Saturday, I couldn't have been more pleased.  Paired with this interesting and flawless skin from Glam Affair, it was the perfect dramatic look to suit my overly-dramatic life and mood.  Here's my walk on the darkside:


Skin: -Glam Affair-  Roza - Natural OneVoice
Eyes: IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Light Arabian Blue
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * DEIDRE */black
Gown: .:EMO-tions:. AYLEEN
Lashes: Koketka0-*Eyelashes v.18*
Earrings: .( bewildebeest ). Alma Earrings - Silver - Onyx
Oh, and if you stop by EMOtions to pick up either (or both) of these items, be sure to join their group while you're there.  The gifts are often and lovely.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Knocked down and back up

There has been some upheaval in my in my RL lately, so I've gotten very behind on my blog posts.  Argh!  Catching up seems impossible, so to make life a bit easier, we're going to move on from here.

Hair Fair 2012 has arrived, and EMOtions has several new styles for the fair.  Each one has 2 different styles, and are scripted to change with a click. They include a really cute animation as the hairstyle changes, also.  I was utterly charmed. Due to the aforementioned upheaval, I decided to take a few pictures to serve as a statement on my RL at the moment.  One of the EMOtions Hair Fair releases was the perfect hair to wear for these photos:


Bruised Shiloh:

Lips: [mock] Glasside Lip- Petite Orchid
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.18*

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * KAREN*/brown (Style B) (Hair Fair preview-2 styles in 1)
Jewelry: : :::Sn@tch Black Crystal Dangle Earrings; Alyssa Bijoux - Black Onyx Pearl Cross Necklace; Boho Bangles - Laquered Pink and Silver
Manicure: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Top: Tee*fy Mini Corset Half Sheer Pink
Shoes: [ SAKIDE ] Studded Leather Sandals Black/G
Pants: [SAKIDE] EveryDay Mesh Jeans Black Worn
Skin: -Glam Affair- Mia Natural 04
Eyes: FASHISM 'Sunrise' Eyes - Light Hazel
Bruises: {Fallen Doll}-Sucker Punched (face tattoo)
On Her Feet Shiloh:

Pants: SSH – Black Leather Jeans (store closed)
Make-up: : KOSH- STARLIGHT EYESHADOW -phoenixia-; [mock] Imperial Eyeliner Only {black}; :: Exodi :: Lipsticks - Reddish 2

Lashes: *Eyelashes v.18*
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * KAREN*/brown (Style A) (Hair Fair preview-2 styles in 1)
Top: MayCreations mesh corset black
Shoes: [ SAKIDE ] Studded Leather Sandals Black/G
Jewelry: [SP] Chain my Love Earrings ; [VIRTUAL/INSANITY] HEAVY CROSS Hand Jewelry; [VIRTUAL/INSANITY] LENORE Necklace v2; [VIRTUAL/INSANITY] LIKE A PRAYER Bracelets
Skin: -Glam Affair- Mia Natural 04
Eyes: FASHISM 'Sunrise' Eyes - Light Hazel

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shiloh in Shiki

Where does time go?? I look up and days have passed without a blog post from me.  What's a working mom to do?

Log into SL, to lovely new releases and retail therapy, that's what.  Here's a look at a new release from Shiki, which I absolutely love.  This was a preview copy for me, and it comes in 3 colors. The flow is so natural and perfect for summer nights in SL.

Shiloh is wearing:

Skin: -Glam Affair- Mia Natural 04
Eyes: FASHISM 'Sunrise' Eyes - Light Hazel
Hair:  [e] Abbey - Brown 08
Make-up: [mock] Opal Lipcolor Contessa [Lip 0]
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.18*
Manicure: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Necklace: .( bewildebeest ). Alma Necklace -  Gold – Amethyst (store closed)
Poses: [LAP] – Firefly Frenzy

Monday, July 2, 2012

Help Gala

This is a departure from my usual blogging style.  It's not about clothes, but about the intellectural property right battle currently being fought by Gala Phoenix, owner of Curio. I won't share all of the details...they can already be found on numerous SL-related blogs all over the internet.  I will, however, share a link where you can read more about an upcoming benefit scheduled to run from July 9-15 and featuring some of SL's best designers.  The purpose of this event is to help Gala with any legal expenses she incurs.  It also will serve the purpose of showing designers united against the problem that is virtual copyright infringement.  Here's where you can find out more about the benefit:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Releases From EMOtions

I was very excited to see the new releases from EMOtions this week. The dress just brought a picture into my mind immediately.  I love the texture of the skirt.  The hair I'm wearing is also from them, and the tiny roses are color-changeable.  I used red for the pictures, but there are several colors to choose from.


Skin: -Glam Affair- Mia Natural 04
Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Pale Glass (M)
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * JAOSI* /darkbrown
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.18*
Dress: .:EMO-tions:. Aneesh
Manicure: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Boots: lassitude & ennui Flutter boots raven - rigged mesh

New Color Challenge-Cadmium Red

Hi, fellow fashion-lovers.  I've been very lax with this blog and there's so much gathering in my inventory which I really need to get photo'd, but for now my posting will be a bit sporadic. 

This week's color was actually an easy one, I thought.  The color is cadmium red, and I actually found 2 outfits which I liked.  They inspired me to portray a couple of the facets of Shiloh...delicate by day and dangerous by night:


Delicate Shiloh

Skin: -Glam Affair- Mia Natural 02
Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Pale Glass (M)
Hair: >TRUTH< Jessie w/Roots - driftwood
Lipstick:  [mock]Cherry Red Aqua gloss [lip 1]
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.18*
Dress: ::1bp:: Cherry Cheong
Bangles: EarthStones Stone Donut Bracelet - Golden Calcite/Black
Manicure: Izzie's - Glitter Nails R
Shoes: lassitude & ennui - (Rigged mesh) Boudoir  mules red
Dangerous Shiloh

Make-up: Mock-Rouge Indifference
Lipstick: Exodi Reddish 3
Manicure: Mock
Outfit: (AdN) Punkcious
Boots: EC-Abl Army Boots
Gun & Poses: Embody

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Color Challenge-Rust

It's time for another color challenge.  My how it flies, doesn't it? This week's challenge was Rust, and I completely love this particular look:


Skin: LAQ ~ Ebba - [Nougat] - 01
Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Pale Glass (M)
Hair: >TRUTH< Cynthia w/Roots - strawberry
Total Outfit: .:.*{ S.G }*.:. – Orange
Koketka: *Eyelashes v.18*
Manicure: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Feet: Slink Barefeet Mesh Medium

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Unmellow Yello

I'm very late on this week's 52 Weeks Of Color Challenge submission.  This week's color was "unmellow yellow" and it seems that lingerie in yellow is proliferant around the grid. Since the last week has been extremely emotionally exhausting in RL, I was a little lazy with this color, I must admit. I really took the easy way out on this one, but I'll try and make up for it next week. I promise. :o) Also, for this pictures I'm wearing my first Laqroki skin since I was back on the grid in October, 2010, after a 2-year break from SL.  The skin is Phoebe2, and I wore it exclusively for months.  I now change skins to suit my mood, although I do have my favorite standbys.  I was formerly a Laq-only type girl, but there are sooooo many talented skin creators on the grid, and now frequent several on a regular basis.


Skin: LAQ ~ Phoebe2 - 01 [Nougat] Glow skin
Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Pale Glass (M)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Jacqueline Mesh Hair - Wild honey
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.18*
Manicure: *Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Underpants: =blu= ruffle panties yellow
Feet: Slink Barefeet Mesh
Bangles: { Magenta } Origem Bangles

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Witch is Back

I've posted some pretty and colorful pictures, but I think this outfit and set of photos portrays, much better, the way I've been feeling the last few days. It's been a rough week in RL, lot of trial and tribulation stuff going, and because of that, I'm feeling quite witchy at the moment. EMOtions' new releases are the perfect way to convey that mood. 


Skin: Style by Kira - Willow Skin Fantasy Goth Special
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes - Dark Red (VIP Group Gift)
Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * NOISE*/black
Lips: Izzie's - Lipstick black
Eye make-up: Izzie's - Lace Mask black
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.20*
Necklace: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. - Necklace :: ENIGMA :: Black
Manicure: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Dress: .:EMO-tions:.BLACK WIDOW
Boots: lassitude & ennui Flutter boots raven - rigged mesh

Group gifts and a summer dress

I just had to share some really lovely recent group gifts with you all.  First, IKON V.I.P. group has migrated to IKON VIP group (without the "pesky periods"), and with that move they have posted 3, yes 3, eyes in their notices. I am a huge fan of IKON eyes, and have been since they were "Fashism", so to get 3 pairs made Shiloh one happy avie. Along with that, Izzie's released a lovely skin as their group gift. She is Estellam, and she comes with 2 make-up options, as well as teeth showing or not. I'm pretty  much a skin-whore, so getting this one from Izzie's, added to my delight. This absolutely gorgeous dress from Shiki just screamed to be worn on a beach on a balmy summer day. I love empire-style dresses, and this one comes in the color shown, as well as 2 other's. I'm loving hard on this whole look.


Skin: Izzie's Estella Skin (VIP Group Gift)
Hair: Alice Project-Kristina
Eyes: Ikon Horizon Eyes-Pale Glass (VIP Group Gift)
Lashes: Koketka
Eyeliner: Mock Winged Liner (green)
Manicure: Izzie's Glitter Nails
Dress: Shiki-Empire Dress-Rainforest
Necklace: Miel (old group gift)
Bangles: BeNoir

Sing and the whole world sings with you. Or something.

So, it's the weekend, which is the time when I can actually spend a bit of time logged into SL to shop and take pictures. I am becoming a big fan of mesh corsets, and this one is one of the nice I've personally seen.  I fell in love with it, and HAD to have it. I'll share my outfit and my rock-star dreams with you:


Skin: -Glam Affair- Mia Natural 02
Eyes: IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Light Arabian Blue (group gift)
Hair: Exile Claire/honey
Manicure:  [mock] Cerise Mock Nails
Make-up:  [mock] Verde Otoro Makeover [eye/lip 0]
Lashes: Koketka: *Eyelashes v.20*
Pants: *TuttiFrutti* Drive By Mesh Jeans - Flambe
 Top: {Lily Bird} Emily Mesh Corset - (Green/Pink)
Necklace: Earthstones Beaded Fringe Necklace
Shoes: lassitude & ennui - (Rigged mesh) Lounge mules gold
Bangles: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *silver*
Mic & Poses: Ibang