You Had Me

You Had Me

It feels like I’ve been super girly, floral and pink lately, so I decided to change it up a bit.

I’m not gonna lie you to guys, I totally bought this jumpsuit from Elysium because of the plunging and ahem, some what revealing, neckline. I do wish it came with the top seperately though, or that there were similar tops available in SL. Maybe there are and I missed them, but I haven’t really seen anything like this before. I love the hood on it too, it just gives it that extra something to make it unique. The only thing that I will say about it, is that the XS was the smallest size, which I’m wearing in this pic. And yes, I know it’s meant to look baggy/oversized but I still felt like it was a bit too big. So make sure you demo before you buy.

I also added a couple of recent accessories that were released for The Men’s Dept 2nd anniversary round, this necklace from Mandala and the glasses from Remarkable Oblivion. Both of these are brands are among the best in SL for their texture work and modelling, and it’s a real steal to be able to find them in events with discounts, like The Mens Dept.

So ANYWAY, that’s my not so flowery look today, hope you like it!

Coral
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Hair Piece – Koku99 – booN

Glasses – California – Remarkable Oblivion @ The Mens Dept RECENT

Necklace – Kotowari – Mandala @ The Mens Dept RECENT

Jumpsuit – Vega Short Jumpsuit – Elysium

Pose – Le Poppycock

Does She Speak Eloquently

Does She Speak Eloquently

Happy hump day guys! Just here to show you the new Aria skin from Glam Affair, that will be out on the 1st at The Arcade!

Aida has done a beautiful job as usual with this skin, and with her new seperate options there are so many possibilities. You can see the full gacha key here on her Flickr, but basically there are 12 combination skins available as commons, all with different make up options and then the rares are a clean skin base and lots of extras. If you manage to collect the full set including the rares, there are SO many ways to wear this skin. In this picture I’m wearing one of the combination commons, but added some eyebrows, a nose and under eye shadows from the rares. It’s really a lot of fun to play around with and try out different looks.

Also adore the new hairs from Tram, and while they don’t actually sell a purple hair, I just used a light shade (the dark salmon colour) and tinted it in world.

Coral
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Hair – D207 – Tram RECENT

Skin – Aria Combination 8, (common) Eyebrows 07H, Nose 01, Eye Circles 02 (all rares) – Glam Affair COMING SOON @ THE ARCADE GACHA

Ears – Steking Ears – Mandala

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist (edited) – Hebanon Vial

Dimples and piercings – Sugar Heart

Eyes – Promise (Nymph) – Ikon

Lashes – Falsies – Mon Cheri

Ring – Gigi Shimmer Bow – Maxi Gossamer

It Tasted A Lot Like Loneliness

It Tasted A Lot Like Loneliness

This week has flown by so quickly, I can’t believe it’s Thursday already, I feel like I’ve just procrastinated and been unproductive for days!

Anyway I have a few new and recent things to show you in this pic, so I’ll get on to that. First of all the new things!

The build I’m using is new from Seven Emporium at The Garden, it’s a beautiful little fisherman’s cabin, made of mesh that comes in at 41 Li. It has windows all around and I love the light that gives, it’s great for taking pictures in because you get awesome shadows. It’s mod so I fully intend to stretch that bad boy and use it as a little house for myself.

The next piece of new is the chair I’m sitting on which is a collaboration between MudHoney and Exposeur
at Atelier Kreslo. There are a few different colour options and it has several static poses rather than animations, but I found them to be pretty natural and you can definitely get a good picture with them. I did mod this pose slightly using Animare, but only because I wanted my head turned to the side rather than facing forward.

Now onto what I’m wearing. The hat and hair was released by Truth last week, it’s a great combo and perfect for fall. I love hair with add ons like this, so more please! The sweater is a recent piece from Drift as part of the fall collection and I love the realism of this velour texture. Tons of other textures and colours available too!

Finally the flare jeans I’m wearing are from a new, small brand called Aphorism, with all products being original mesh. It’s always exciting to see new original mesh stores opening up and I look forward to seeing more from this brand. You can find these jeans at the Boho Culture Fair which I believe opened yesterday, there’s also a male version currently available at The Mens Dept!

Coral
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On me:

Hair – Dylan – Truth RECENT

Sweater – Central Park Sweater – Drift RECENT

Jeans – Hipster Bootcut Jeans – Aphorism @ Boho Culture Fair NEW

Cuff – Hokusai Bracelet – Mandala

Wine Bottle – MudHoney

Decor:

Build – Fisherman’s Cabin – Seven Emporium @ The Garden NEW

Chair – Wooden Leaf Chair – MudHoney/Exposeur @ Atelier Kreslo NEW

Sink, Apothecary Cabinet and Rug – Zigana

Vase – Steel Trees – Conspiracy Theory

Lamp – Silver Linings Lamp – Lisp

Bucket – The Oi Mate Bucket – Olive

Tall File, Cigar Boxes and Crates - Seven Emporium

Poppins in Paris

First of all, I would like to say that this picture has absolutely nothing to do with Mary Poppins. A couple of weeks ago Harper joked that I should be her nanny, and then Coral Poppins was born. It was meant to be my display name for a week but it’s lingering….sighs…so ok, I did think that this outfit had a bit of a Parisian feel about it, and I took the picture at the Cupcake sim so it fitted.

Also (sorry about this waffling) I know it’s a bit of a summery/spring look and I’m seeing tons of beautiful autumn and now winter themed pictures popping up on other blogs and Flickr, but where I live in RL it’s still bright and sunny, a little bit of a chill in the air but a light cardigan or jacket is all you need and you can still sit outside and enjoy a meal. So I just can’t take winter seriously right now.

The top is by The Secret Store and is out for sale at FaMeshed, or if you follow Lazy Sunday you could’ve picked it up for 70Ls at their store a couple of days ago. It’s completely cute and tucked to fit well with high waisted mesh items.

The skirt is an old group gift from Fanatik. However, you CAN still get your hands on it. This skirt and one of their mesh dresses is on display at the mainstore, all you need to do is join the group for 100Ls to get them both!

I’m wearing the new Cyanne mesh hair from Truth as well. Accessorising can really make a difference to a look or an outfit, and this hair makes it that little bit easier with the scarf already attached. There is a colour change HUD for the scarf so you can easily mix and match it with different outfits. I wish more hair styles came with accessories like this and I’m looking forward to seeing what others come up this season.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far!

Coral

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Hair – Cyanne – Truth (Mesh!) NEW

Top – Sweet Sheer – The Secret Store @ FaMeshed (Mesh!)

Skirt – Pencil Skirt Leather – Fanatik old group gift but still available at the store if you join (Mesh!)

Shoes – Suave – Maitreya (Mesh!)

Skin – Roza Basics – Glam Affair

Necklace and Earrings – Pearl Rain Set – Mandala

Bag – Sophmore Satchel – Mon Tissu (Mesh!)

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location: Cupcake

Vintage Fair Preview 3 – ColdLogic!

ColdLogic is one of the sponsors at this years Vintage Fair and they are also participating with their new designs. This mesh dress is one of several that they’re releasing at the fair, and like with most ColdLogic designs there is another version to this one, with different textures and colours.

I love everything about this dress, this colour especially. The mesh is not shaped to make my bust look like I have a couple of watermelons stuffed up there, but still gives me a nice round curve on my uh, butt.

Also new out at the fair in this picture is the necklace from DDL and this fun pose from Sparrowtree Studios.

This is kind of a short post (lots more shopping and picture taking to do!) but I also wanted to let you know that the maps and SLURLs for the fair are now up on Chic’s website here, so be sure to check it out and start planning your route!

Coral

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Hair – Belle – LeLutka (Mesh!)

Dress – Kitt – ColdLogic @ Vintage Fair (Mesh!)

Necklace – She and Him – DDL @ Vintage Fair

Bracelet – Pearl Rain – Mandala

Clutch – Clutch Black – Izzie’s

Shoes – Xylia Pumps – Celoe (Mesh!)

Pose – Timeless Beauties – Sparrowtree Studios @ Vintage Fair

Location – Mayfair

Boho Bride

I know that the last few days I’ve been a bit slack with my postings, but I had a good reason! You see…I went and did the virtual wedding thing. Woah…what?! Mhm that’s right. Almost 6 years in SL now and I’d never done this whole bit before, but then I’m doing a lot of things lately that I never would have thought that I’d do, or enjoy as much as I am.

Neither of us wanted the big, extravagant wedding that we’d been guests at before so instead we went with just us and our daughter who was the bridesmaid come minister (yes I said minister, she even got herself ordained online!), found a pretty little sim and just said a few words.

I spent several hours over the last few days getting my outfit together because I didn’t want to do the typical formal, flexi gown. Formal is just not really me. I definitely wanted mesh but there are not many mesh bridal gowns around yet, so I shopped around, brought several dresses and changed my mind till I decided on this maxi skirt from Tram. Then I did the same with tops, I bought a couple and in different colours too, before finally choosing this one from Decoy. The style of this top was perfect for what I wanted, although I wish there was a little more something to the texture, maybe a slightly transparent layer on top or something, but then I can’t have it all and I was happy enough with the style.

The hair is from Fashionably Dead at Hair Fair and again I love the style. The loose, natural waves are just perfect, I don’t happen to think that the rigging is the best around, since it would stick into me during certain poses but the textures and mesh itself are well created. A little bit of it did end up sticking through the frill on the top, but I liked it so much that I decided to live with that, but I have edited it a bit for the pictures.

I’ve mentioned the man before in a couple of posts and it was probably about time that I posted a picture so today is appropriate.  We went over to Neva River and snapped a couple of shots in our outfits today and here we are! All hitched and stuff.

I’m really trying not to get all gushy on here but I just wanna say…thank you Khal. You make me happy.

Coral

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The Bride:

Hair – Sunday – Fashionably Dead @ Hair Fair (Mesh!)

Top – Emily Ruffle Top – Decoy (Mesh!)

Skirt – Linen Skirt – Tram (Mesh!)

Hair Band – Classic Hair Accessory – Tram

Necklace and bracelet – Pearl Rain – Mandala

Bouquet – Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet – Rebel Hope

Pose – Del May

The Groom:

Hair – Trophy Hunter – Shag

Shirt – Open Shirt – Kauna @ FaMESHed (Mesh!)

Undershirt – Bonjour Tank – NSD

Shorts – Tour Boas Shorts – NSD

Necklace and bracelet – Men’s puka shell set – Night Owl Designs

Couples Pose – !bang

Old World at the Beach

I’ve interrupted my little flow of Culture Shock and C88 releases to bring you something new.

I’m willing to bet that the majority of people reading this have never heard of Old World by Katrina Kristen, mainly because it’s a role play / medieval store. I stopped regularly role playing a few months ago now, but I kept in the loop with what products were being released and I was pleased to see some more mesh finding it’s way there over the last few weeks.

I always liked Old World for my role play clothes, they’re well made without being too fussy and having a million prim attachments, then I saw this release and I knew I had to have it, not because I wanted it especially for role play but because it’s perfect for mainstream too. As soon as I saw the ad for this outfit I thought, ok, I need that for the beach!

The outfit comes with the mesh top and skirt, both of which are separates so can easily be mixed and matched. They’re in standard sizing and fit very nicely. You also get the bangles I’m wearing here and the skirt comes in not just one lovely print, but two. That’s right, TWO different skirt patterns. I’m wearing it in beige since I’m a neutrals lover, but it’s available in pink and bluey-green-turquoise sets as well.

So lets just have a review of what you get here. A gorgeous mesh top and skirt, with 2 different skirt types and a set of pretty stacked bangles. How much do you think you’d pay for that? In mainstream I know you’d probably pay 150 – 200Ls for the top alone. Well this entire set is for sale at….190Ls. I happen to think that is incredible value for money and that this outfit is a must buy for anyone who plans to spend time at the beach this summer!

I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for anything else that comes from a role play store that could be used in mainstream from now on!

Coral

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Hair – Alessandra – Truth

Earrings – Senjyu Earrings Africa – Mandala

Top – Pretty Girl  Set- Old World (Mesh!)

Skirt – Pretty Girl Set – Old World (Mesh!)

Bangles – Pretty Girl Set – Old World

Sunglasses – Karina Glasses – Yummy – Previous C88 release (Mesh!)

Feet- Natural Barefeet – SLink (Mesh!)

Pose – From Millfeuille Set – Marukin