The Next Day and The Next Day

The Next Day and The Next Day

There was a discussion on Plurk a few days ago about whether or not people preferred their favourite brands to participate in regular events, or to put out releases in their main stores. I am definitely a store shopper, mostly I can’t be bothered to trawl through the marketplace, so I do visit my favourite stores fairly often, and I’d like to see more releases in them, but I also still get excited about a few of the regular events and always try to go on the days they open. So basically, in my ideal world, creators would have a clone of themselves so they can participate in all the events all the time, as well as put out regular store releases :D

I did notice though that I tend to blog more things that are sold at events, rather than main store releases. I think this is most likely because when a new round of whatever event opens, I buy a ton of stuff from all different creators and can easily fill my inventory up with things to blog for an entire week or two from just one event.

Anyway, in an effort to blog more store releases and not just event items, I decided to show this cute tank dress from House of Fox that was released a week or so ago at their main location. I’m absolutely in love with the denim version and have worn it almost every day since I bought it. It’s so easy to glam up or style down into a more casual outfit that I think it’s an absolute essential for a virtual wardrobe.

I’ve also added the new hair from Wasabi Pills that was out for C88, I don’t wear many short dos but I haven’t taken this one off! It’s such a classic style and the headband is a great addition. Another favourite of mine from this months Collab are these shoes from Milk Motion that I’m wearing. They’re add ons for the SLink feet and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see more and more of my favourite designers making add ons for these. Although I, of course owned plenty of shoes in world, 9 times out of 10 when I was getting dressed for the day I’d normally have gone barefoot, but not anymore! Now I just need SLink to make the tip toe version of the feet available for add ons too, coz I do love me some high, high heels.

The last bit of new are my vintage style sunglasses from Glam Affair at Collabor88 and the cute pose is one of several from Kirin’s new Florence set out there too.

Hope everyone had a great start to their week!

Coral
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Hair – Claudette – Wasabi Pills @ C88 NEW

Dress – Strap Tunic Dress – House OF Fox RECENT

Tights – For Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet – SYSYs

Shoes – Salome Sandals (SLink Add on!) – Milk Motion @ C88 NEW

Glasses – Vintage Sunglasses – Glam Affair @ C88 NEW

Bag – No You Boys – DDL

Scarf – Vintage Scarf – Tres Blah (gacha item)

Pose – From Florence Set – Kirin @ C88 NEW

Location – Cupcake

Buddies

Just a snap of me and my buddy Harper, we got each others backs! Mess with her and I will cut a bish! You will feel my WRATH (gotta use caps for that or the full effect doesn’t work) raining down on you like a hell fire!!! I’m like a lioness disguised as a kitten and I will do ANYTHING (caps again) to protect those closest to me!! etc etc.

I’m totally not serious btw.

Plus this Emery dress that I looooove and which came out a couple of weeks ago, but clearly I’ve been slack lately so here it is, better late than never! I’ll update a link for to Harper’s blog for her credits when she posts. *Edit* Here’s the link for Harper’s version and her credits.

Coral

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On me:

Hair – Sylvie – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Dress – Lovecraft – Emery (Mesh!)

Ring – Bizarre Flower Ring – LaGyo (Mesh!)

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands

Eyes – Liquid Light Mesh Eyes – Mayfly

Pose – !bang

Chillaxing

I’m chilling today so forgive the lazy picture, but I had some stuff to share so I wanted to do something at least!

First of all I wanted to tell you about a new store called Foppish, which you can find on the marketplace here. They have some cute, mesh items and this fringe top is one of my favourites. It comes in a bunch of different colours with different prints on the front and it’s great for days like today when I just want to sit around in my house in jeans and a tee, but it could so easily be pulled in to other outfits and really give an edge. There were a couple of small issues for me, first of all it’s not textured on the inside which I’m not particularly fussy about but the sizing was a bit off and I found that it sat just a tad high over my body, so that from certain angles the alpha beneath or the invisible inner texture was showing. These things aren’t deal breakers for me when I buy things (unless it’s extreme, which this wasn’t), but it would just be nice if they weren’t there. Since Foppish is a new store I’m sure there will be improvements as more stuff is released, so I’m excited about this brand, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

Finally a brief mention about my hands. “Your hands? Are those mesh hands you’re wearing Miss Lacey?” Why yes, they are! This is just a sneak peek of the newest release that will be coming soon from Korundi, and I can tell you, they’re amazing! I always hate the way my system hands turn out in pictures, but these have had no liquify in Photoshop at all and I just love them. If you want to know when they’ll be available, be sure to add Korundi and Shansa’s Flickr stream and join the group!

Coral

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Hair – Sylvie – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Top – Fringe T Shirt Girl A – Foppish NEW (Mesh!)

Pants – Sweet n Low Jeans – Jane (Mesh!)

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands – Korundi COMING SOON (Mesh!)

Feet – Women’s Bare Natural Feet – SLink (Mesh!)

Necklace – Plume Collier – Glow Studio

Right Ring – BonBon Ring – LaGyo (Mesh!)

Left Ring – Juliette Ring – Korundi NEW (Mesh!)

Bangles – Giulia Bangles 2 – Korundi (Mesh!)

Couch – Sofa03 – Y’s House (Mesh!)

Mirror – Old Memories Mirror – Cheeky Pea

Shyla

Belleza put a spanner in the works for me yesterday when they released this new skin Shyla. As we know my day to day skin is Jen by League, I wear others from time to time when I’m taking pictures and as much as I liked them, none of them struck me as something I would wear 80% of the time. So I was happy enough to stick with Jen and just recently updated my profile picture and everything with it. Then Shyla arrived.

I’m super fussy about my every day skin and while I love my others that I wear for pics, they just don’t feel like me. But Shyla does. The body is nice and natural like most Belleza skins, not shiny or over shaded, and the face has just the right amount of make up for daily wear. Usually I’ll find that I love a face on a skin, except for the lips, or I love the lips but the rest has too much make up, but this all fits perfectly. The tones are natural, not greyish or dull and I love that you can buy the lipstick layers separately, I only wish that I could get eye shadows the same way! But I can’t have it all I guess.

So right now I’m sorely tempted to start wearing this every day, the only thing that’s stopping me is that I feel like I look sad. I know I have my lips with a slight down turn most of the time, but I think with this skin it’s the eyebrows. They look like sad eyebrows to me. You can’t notice it so much in the picture here because I have a hair with bangs, and generally I do prefer hairstyles like that so I don’t think it’s going to be too much of an issue. Considering how much I love this skin I don’t think that getting used to that slight sad look is going to be a problem, so for now I’ll keep wearing it and see how I feel every day!

Overall this is my favourite release from Belleza ever. So go try it!

Coral

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Skin – Shyla Pale 0 – Belleza NEW

Hair – Sylvie – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Shirt – Open Shirt Female – Kauna (Mesh!)

Eyeshadow – 2.0 Tattoo Eye Layer Star – Neko Yo & Mystique

Pose – Adorkable

Vintage Fair 2012

Vintage Fair 2012 (brought to you by Chic Managment)  is right around the corner and opens it’s doors on August 4th and run until the 29th.

There are 3 full sims packed with vintage inspired designs from our talented creators on the grid. This years fair is sponsored by Aura, Belleza, Cheeky Pea, ColdLogic, GizzA, Indyra Originals, oOo Studio, PurpleMoon Creations and Trompe Loeil who are also participating.

You can find a full list of designers taking part in this years Vintage Fair on Chic’s website here.

Not only are we completely spoilt with wonderful goodies to spend our hard earned Ls on, but Chic are also running a Vintage Fair Photo Competition and already have some amazing prizes lined up! You can read more about the competition on their site here and be sure to join the Flickr group and drop in your pics!

So this is my first fair preview and I hope to bring more over the next couple of days as the designers get set up and display their wares!

This mesh skirt I’m wearing is from Ingenue and I’m really liking the cord type texture and belt detail. I usually wear a medium in standard sizing but I must have my “love” slider up a little high because in the end I had to wear the large to get a good fit. No sooner had I put this skirt on, I felt the need to go and pose in my kitchen – how very sexist of me!

Also available at the fair are these cute 50s style heels by Chachadee! This picture does not really do them justice, but the textures and shading are just perfect. They come in a few colours but this nude and brown is definitely my favourite (I know, I’m dull like that).

The final Vintage Fair item is the pose I’m using which is by Glitterati in their Pin Up Girl set. There are 10 poses in this set and you can bet that I’ll be using a few of them over the coming days!

So get excited people, Vintage Fair cometh!

Coral

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***UPDATE*** I just found out that there is another size between the M and L for this skirt, the MPlus. Which does fit me perfectly. My bad! But remember to always demo so that you don’t make silly mistakes like me!

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Hair – Ichigo – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Top – Gathered Frills Blouse – Mon Tissu

Skirt – Lauren – Ingenue @ Vintage Fair (Mesh!)

Shoes – 1950’s Heels – ChaChaDee! @ Vintage Fair

Pose – Pin Up Girl Set – Glitterati @ Vintage Fair

Location – My Kitchen (that’s not the name, it really is my kitchen which is by Funky Junk)

New @ Toki Doki

While they’re celebrating their second birthday Toki Doki released this super cute Carol dress. It’s mesh and available in several bright summery colours all with the retro floral print detail and a similar back to their recently released Mari top.

The birthday sales are still going on, with Maya reducing several of her items every day by 75%. I picked up this cute bag in the sale today and the mesh boots were on sale yesterday, although when I was there a few hours ago they were still on sale so you might get lucky if you didn’t get them already!

The group gifts that have been put out every day have also been fabulous but just a reminder that these are for current group members only. Every day I’ve gone to the store I see people trying to join, but Maya made the decision to close the group for a few days while these gifts are out, as a way of rewarding her existing group members. So if you’re not in the group make sure you join it as soon as it’s reopened so that you don’t miss out on any future sales! Everyone else can still take advantage of the great discounts she has on offer though, so make sure you get over there every day and see what bargains you can snap up!

The hair that I’m wearing is a mesh release from Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair, don’t forget this closes today so make sure you’ve visited and grabbed everything you want, and also pick up those bandanas and help contribute to Wigs for Kids!

Also I’m in love with this BonBon headband from LaGyo which is currently available at the latest round of The Dressing Room. A few weeks ago LaGyo released a BonBon ring at The Dressing Room too and I have to admit to being guilty of wearing it almost every day since, so this matching headband (with colour change stones)  might not be removed for a while!

I’m glad I wore this outfit today, I was feeling a bit blue with the weekend almost being over but the colours cheered me up and then I remembered that a new round of FaMESHed starts in a couple of days, as well as Vintage Fair! So really lots to look forward to this week.

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend,

Coral

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Hair – Brigitte – Wasabi Pills @ Hair Fair (Mesh!)

Dress – Carol Dress – Toki Doki (Mesh!)

Leggings – Mesh Leggings – Maitreya (Mesh! – obviously)

Boots – Queen Boots – Toki Doki (Mesh!)

Bag – Owl Bag – Toki Doki

Headband – BonBon Headband – LaGyo @ TDR

Skin – Cassiopea – Glam Affair

Shape – Leila – Penchant (only on the marketplace)

Pose – Glitterati

Location – ATTIC

Lazy Friday LOTD & Limited Bazaar

Yep it’s Friday! Yep, I’m feeling lazy!

Today saw the first round of a new event called Limited Bazaar, hosted by Euphoria. Every 2 weeks 15 designers will display limited editions for 150Ls. There will only be 100 of each item available. I have to say I think this is a pretty great idea for a showcase, it’s something different to the others (and there are a lot of others now) and it gives people the chance to purchase something that they don’t have to worry about running in to 20 people wearing at the same time. (Do we worry about that in virtual world? I don’t actually worry about it but I have to admit that I like the idea of owning something not many others do.) Anyway, I think it’s a great idea and I really hope this event takes off.

I have to admit that I didn’t actually hear about Limited Bazaar (I know – slacker!) until I saw it in a stores group notice today, I checked the time and it opened at 12pm SLT…which wasn’t good news for me as I expected to be out for RL at that point and I groaned a bit because I’d seen the Toki Doki releases and knew I had to get my hands on something at least. Luck was on my side today though and I was home earlier than expected, so I hot footed it over to Euphoria and yay! I managed to grab one of these limited edition Toki Doki cardigans. I love this cardi and I do have it in a couple of other colours already, I wear it a lot and I have blogged it before but this one is special so you get to see it again!

I know this is a very lazy post but actually this is kind of how I dress a lot of the time in world. Not with my bra on full display obviously…but just relaxed and casual and not over the top on accessories. Probably because I’m too lazy most days. In fact, I’m not even sure how I manage to blog at all my laziness can be so great.

So anyway, enough rambling. Oh! But this hair…it’s cute. Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair on the Water sim!

Finally…FLF (I had more to write than I thought). Love this chair from The Loft! It won’t go with my current house but unfortunately I’m one of those people who buys things -just in case- and sales and events like Fifty Linden Friday bring out the worst of that in me. Also this cute pose is from dfo! at FLF, so if you haven’t been yet you have a few more hours to go grab them!

Happy Friday everyone!

Coral

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Hair – Ichigo – Wasabi Pills @ Hair Fair (Mesh!)

Cardigan – Summer Nights Cardigan – TokiDoki @ Limited Bazaar (Mesh!)

Bra – Floral Lingerie – Mon Tissu

Jeans – Ankle Length Jeans – Leverocci (Mesh!)

Feet – Womens Bare Natural Mesh Feet – SLink (Mesh!)

Flip Flops – Aussie Thongs – SLink (Mesh!)

Necklace – Diamond Bee Necklace – Paper Couture

Chair – Wareham Side Chair – The Loft (FLF)

Pose – dfo! (FLF)

Meet My Alt

Meet my alt! Her name’s Darcy and she doesn’t really serve any purpose other than to sell some little bits and pieces that I make on the marketplace. I always try my hardest to make my alts look different to main, and I thought I did well at that but I’ve been told by friends that they’d know it was me right away…but look at Darcy, she’s nothing like Coral!

I don’t spend a lot of money dressing alts coz well, they’re alts and they don’t get used. I prefer to clutter up Coral’s inventory instead, but today I realised Darcy had worn the same outfit for about 3 months (don’t judge! it’s not like anyone see’s her!) so I popped over to C88 before it changes next week and picked up the Chantkare Shaggylicious dress which is very cute and perfect for summer.

Every time I get an outfit that’s full of bright colours like this, the only place I want to go and take pics is Tableau. I’d love to have some recommendations of other locations that have the same time of feel as Tableau, so if you know any feel free to share!

Coral (aka Darcy)

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Hair – Sybille – Wasabi Pills

Dress – Shaggylicious – Chantkare @ C88

Necklace – Pratis Set – Glow Studio @ TDR Blue

Skin – Love – Illusory

Pose – Marukin @ C88

Location: Tableau

Mesh Around

The Mesh Around hunt hosted by The Ego Co started a couple of days ago and today I finally got round to finishing it!

So much mesh goodness in this hunt and a wide variety of products too, there is definitely something for everybody. I think I’m going to do a couple of posts on the items that are available because the mix of styles that are on the hunt is quite broad. There is also a lot of lovely mesh furniture on the hunt from places like Trompe Loeil and Cheeky Pea. It’s really not to be missed!

This is my first outfit I put together from the hunt. The skirt is from the first store on the list, Evolve and the top comes from Jinx’d Inc. To wear them together I actually had to wear the skirt in a size that was much too small for me, and if I took the top off you’d see that the skirt was really half way through my body, but because the top covers it, it works for this outfit.

I picked up the necklace from the latest round of TDR that started a couple of days ago too, lots of nice new items there!

Also I’ve been meaning to blog these sandals from SLink. I actually haven’t taken them off for days because I’m so in love with them. They are mesh attachments to the SLink mesh feet and I think this is a great idea. For the past month or so I’ve been waiting desperately for someone to bring out some casual sandals with mesh feet, but the idea of having them just as an add on is perfect. I can’t wait to see the next add ons *crosses every part of her body and prays for mesh flip flops!!*

Don’t forget the Chic2 event opens at 4pm SLT today… I better get my skates on!

Coral

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P.S. I’d also like to say a very happy birthday to my someone special <3

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Hair – Cookie Mesh Hair – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Top – Mesh Drawstring Tube – Jinx’d Inc (Mesh – freebie from Mesh Around Hunt!)

Skirt – Dandy – Evolve (Mesh – freebie from Mesh Around Hunt!)

Feet – Womens Natural Barefeet – SLink (Mesh!)

Sandals – Ilena Sandals – SLink (Mesh, add on to natural barefeet!)

Necklace – Plume Collier – Glow Studio (TDR latest release)

Pose – Marukin

Location – KOSH Mainstore

Where The Birds Fly

So while I was sitting here waiting for the Mesh Around hunt to start today I got a notice that the new round of FaMESHed had opened, and I’d completely forgotten it was today! Well yay! I hot footed it over there and had a look around and here’s a couple of my favourite pieces.

This cute little dress from Pixel Mode is just perfect for summer. So simple, pretty and easy to throw on with a pair of sandals, it comes in several different colours including some darker shades if you wanted to class it up a bit for evening wear.

Also this fab bow ring from Maxi Gossamer (predictable after my last post where I raved about their range, I know). Not only is the ring mesh but it’s scripted to colour change as well, so you can mix and match it with a variety of outfits.

Wasabi Pills, Anais mesh hair? Yes please! <3

Just to mention the location of this picture too…it’s Neva River and I think I found a new favourite place for picture taking! The sim is beautifully built and furnished, and at first when you get there it doesn’t seem to be much, but when you start getting close to each of the little islands the details in the decor are just exquisite. Expect to see lots of pictures from me there!

I’ll be back later maybe, after some hunting!

Coral

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Hair – Anais – Wasabi Pills (Mesh!)

Dress – Babydoll – Pixel Mode @ FaMESHed (Mesh!)

Bangles – Boho Bangles – Maxi Gossamer

Ring – GiGi Shimmer Bows – Maxi Gossamer @ FaMESHed (Mesh!)

Pose – Backed Up – Glitterati

Location – Neva River