Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls

So I took this picture last week with my friends Kalli and LouLou, it’s always great to work with these girls and they’re both such big inspirations to me. Kalli has already posted her version of this pic and I think LouLou will be soon too, so click on over to their Flickrs up there and check them out!

We styled a big mix up of stuff that’s available at Collabor88 which opened last week. The theme was “To The Lighthouse” but instead of going for a traditional, nautical theme, we went a little more urban pirate.

I love the tiny daisy dukes from Baiastice, there are bright colours as well as denims to grab so they’re perfect for summer. The tie dyed tanks from Maitreya that you can also pick up from C88 were an easy match. Slightly longer tops and short shorts are always a great combo.

LaGyo released 2 great sets of accessories for this round, for pirates and sailors. Obviously we went for the pirate look with the black hats and co-ordinating necklaces. Also check out Yummy’s bargain Aviators, they’re a must have.

Make sure you pay C88 a visit to stock up for summer if you haven’t already!

Coral
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Hair – Siren – Lamb @ C88 NEW

Skin – Summer 2 America – Glam Affair @ C88 NEW

Tank – Ana Top – Maitreya @ C88 NEW

Shorts – Joie Shorts – Baiastice @ C88 NEW

Socks – Boyfriend Socks – Just Design

Boots – Pirate Boots – Just Design

Hat and Necklace – Pirate Set – LaGyo @ C88 NEW

Aviator Glasses – Yummy @ C88 NEW

Car – Vespertine @ The Arcade (rare item) RECENT

Lifeguard Chair (and 2 of the poses – me and Kalli) – Olive Juice (not sure this is still available)

LouLou’s pose – Bauhaus Movement

Beach To Bar

Beach To Bar

Sooo much new stuff on the grid the past couple of days, and a whole lot more of it to come with C88 due to open on the 8th! I feel absolutely spoilt for choice about what to show you guys, but let me start off with a few bits here!

I love this outfit that I put together, it’s perfect casual fashion that you could wear on the beach with a pair of flip flops, then just change into a pair of heels, add some accessories and you’re good to go for a night out.

Can’t get enough of this hair from Little Bones, who are fast becoming one of my favourite brands. I love the root and ombre options they give, as well as the modern styles and a ton of messy ones too which will always be my favourite. This West Coast do is available at the latest round of The Chapter Four.

The top I’m wearing is also out at The Chapter Four by Deadwool. There’s a few different patterns and prints available and of course any kind of t shirt is a staple inventory item. The cut and crop on this one makes it just a little different from a lot of others out there already.

The resort pants are a new release that came out yesterday at The Mens Dept by ::K:: there are a male and female version available as well as a variety of bright, bold colours. I went for the simple black and white coz that meant I could pretty much mix and match them with whatever other colours I wanted. Also The Mens Dept has a new location, be sure to update your LMs!

The boots are obviously the most recent release from Maitreya, while the necklace and clutch bag are from LaGyo at Aprils round of C88, I believe today is the last day to grab those before the round changes, although don’t worry if you miss out, coz I’m sure they’ll be for sale in the main store after!

I took this picture at a new sim, Santaurio, by Jac Mornington, who created the popular Baja Norte beach sim last year. Santaurio is only open to members, and to join the group costs 300L. Group members get rez rights and I definitely think it’s well worth the small fee if you’re a photographer or blogger, coz being able to rez your own stuff can make a huge difference to any picture.

Coral
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Hair – West Coast – Little Bones @ The Chapter Four NEW

Skin – Romy America – Glam Affair

Top – Venice crop top – Deadwool @ The Chapter Four NEW

Shorts – Resort Pants – ::K:: @ The Mens Dept NEW

Necklace and clutch – Maylea – LaGyo @ C88 (April)

Boots – Laud Boots – Maitreya RECENT

Glasses – Jackie O Glasses – Maitreya

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Santaurio

Standby

Standby

So much exciting new goodness at C88 this round. I was even up early enough to go as soon as it opened which is the first time in a long time for me, of course the sim crashed after 20 minutes before I could even rezz properly or buy anything, but that’s all part of the fun eh?

Anyway after a couple of more successful trips, I managed to grab a few things. First of all this vest from Ison, I’m so in love with it. I think now I should’ve fatpacked it because I know I’m gonna end up buying at least 2 or 3 more different colours. It’s just a perfect casual add on to any outfit, and is not too hard to fit over other mesh.

I can’t get enough of this Dreadlow hair from Tableau Vivant either. It’s so different to what I’m used to and even though I’ve seen some great pictures of people really rocking other dreads in SL, they never seemed to suit me. I think the hat makes the difference with this one though, which of course comes with a HUD to texture change. If dreads aren’t your thing then there’s a regular hair version too.

One of the main reasons I was so excited about this round was that Maitreya was participating. Like any good SL fashion lover, I’m a huge fan of theirs so to seem them being a part of something like Collab just about made my day. The leggings I’m wearing were one of their releases, as well as an over sized coat which I’m sure will find it’s way onto my blog some time this week.

Finally, my background is just multiple copies of the new Philby TV from Seven Emporium who were making a guest appearance at C88 too. It’s a great vintage decor piece, comes with several different texture screens to choose from, as well as varying levels of noise and if that wasn’t enough there’s a ton of matching items available too. Perfect for creating your cosy, winter, indoor setting.

Coral
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Hair – Dreadlow – Tableau Vivant @ C88 NEW

Skin – Mokatana America – Glam Affair @ C88 NEW

Top – Mignon Top – Maitreya

Vest – Raw Hide Vest – Ison @ C88 NEW

Pants – Panel Leggings – Maitreya @ C88 NEW

Scarf – Skinny Scarf – Mon Tissu

Glasses – Aviators – Redgrave

TV – Philby TV – Seven Emporium @ C88 NEW

Pose – Le Poppycock

On The Road Of Least Resistance

On The Road Of Least Resistance

I decided I wanted to blog a more casual look today since it feels like I’ve mostly been taking either fancy, horror or cute pics lately, when in fact this is how you’d more likely catch me dressed around the grid. Something casual, over sized and comfy looking. More often than not I’m barefoot too, but I am so happy that Coco released these Ugg style boots and I can see myself wearing them a lot over the next couple of months. You can find them in a gacha machine at The Chapter Four, 75Ls per play, so I ended up with a few different colours before I got the chocolate ones I wanted, my dupes were given to friends as a little gift since they’re transfer.

I loved the feel of the sepia windlight for this scene and look that I put together, and I actually built this outfit around the shirt/cardigan combo I’m wearing. This is a new item from Gabriel that you can find at The Mens Dept. It is made for men and not women though, so ladies please make sure you demo before you buy it. There’s no shaping for your tata’s, but you can get away with it pretty easily as an oversized, baggy top. I’m wearing the mens small size which is the smallest it comes in.

Finally I added Drifts new unisex, chunky scarf, which has a great cable knit texture and lots of dark, autumn shades to choose from. Oh and a small note about this bag, it’s from House of Fox and it’s old but honestly it’s been a staple in my SL inventory for a while now. I have one almost identical in RL and it’s pretty much my go to bag for day to day use, so makes sense that I use it a lot in SL too!

Coral
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Hair (with hat) – Juniper – Truth

Skin – Leila – Belleza

Shirt / Cardigan – Gabrielle @ The Mens Dept NEW

Pants – Stefani Pants – Maitreya

Boots – Bow Boots – Coco @ The Chapter Four (gacha item) NEW

Scarf – Chunky Scarf – Drift NEW

Bag – The Roman – House of Fox

Necklace – I love you heart – Maxi Gossamer

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva Sky Villi

Shake My Way

Shake My Way

I know I don’t usually take two pictures for my posts, but I had to this time because originally I was just going to blog the hair and skin better and then I just loved the whole outfit and wanted to show that too!

So first the skin is the new Candy from Glam Affair that you can find at The Arcade. I had to tweak my shape a little to fit it but I didn’t mind because I love, love it so much! I’m wearing the 03 version here which is my fave but you can bet I stocked up on all the other make ups too, since they’re only 100Ls each!

The hair is the new Seiko style from Lelutka, I love how they manage to add the wisps and flyaway strands without the big alpha halo around the hair, it makes taking pictures editing them so easy because basically you don’t need to do anything!

Shake My Way

The boots I’m wearing are another new item from Deadwool which you can find at The Mens Dept that opened yesterday! The come in both rigged and non rigged versions, obviously I’m wearing the non rigged so that I could resize to fit better, with a few colour options available and only 270Ls! I think that is such a bargain price for something that you can get a lot of wear from over the coming autumn months.

The last bit of new are the poses, you’ve probably heard of Nati Williams who is a fellow blogger and has the cutest, unique style, well, Nati’s pose store Imeka has reopened now that she’s returned to SL and I couldn’t be happier about it! There are 4 new pose packs available as well as a gift pack, so make sure you check out her new, in world location and pick up some pretty new poses.

Coral
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Hair – Seiko – Lelutka NEW

Skin – Candy 03 America – Glam Affair @ The Arcade NEW

Eyes – Vanity Eyes – Ikon

Tank – Last Thread Tank – Kyoot

Cardigan – Big Cardigan – Pumpkin

Shorts – High Waist Cutoffs – Fashionably Dead

Boots – Trauermarsch Boots – Deadwool @ The Mens Dept NEW

Necklace – Luz Necklace – LaGyo

Bag – Mesh Leather Satchel – Maitreya

Poses – Imeka NEW

Location (both pics) – L2 Studios Whispering Wind

Stranded

Stranded

So I know we’re all about The Arcade this weekend, but don’t forget to save some of those Ls because FaMESHed kicked off a new round just yesterday!

This gorgeous Hina maxi dress is from Baiastice for June’s FaMESHed and I tell you, it’s to die for. If you ever wanna model-esque in SL, all you need to do is grab this dress. It has a slim, sleek fit but still looks as though the fabric is just effortlessly draped from your body. The detail of the mesh and the folds around the belt is crafted beautifully. I didn’t even want to try and wear this differently or add tons of accessories because the dress just speaks for itself. There are a few different plain coloured options available as well as some printed versions including this tropical lavender one I’m wearing and a striped zebra print which are probably my favourites.

I’m also wearing the new Charlize hair from Truth which is a great little windswept bob. It’s a lot sleeker than a lot of Truth hairs and I can’t get enough of it!

I can be found for the next couple of days wandering around gacha yardsales (looking for Lulu 07, shameless plug I know lol, pls IM me if you have it and wanna sell it though!) in this outfit, I don’t even care if it’s a little bit fancy because I just love it!

Coral

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Hair – Charlize – Truth NEW

Dress – Hina Maxi Dress – Baiastice @ FaMESHed NEW

Glasses – Jackie O Sunglasses – Maitreya

Cuff – Antique Vine Cuff – Ison

Necklace – Pearls – Maxi Gossamer

Pose – Slouch

Location – Baja Norte

Letting It Go

Letting It Go

Hiiii people, just a quickie post today before I vanish for the weekend, but I wanted to show you a couple of new things.

First this top from Tulip which you can grab today for Fifty Linden Friday, it’s so soft and floaty and perfect for the light spring season. I’m also wearing another new release from Drift which are these capris. I really like that Drift makes regular releases rather than waiting a month or 2 before releasing a small collection. Don’t get me wrong I like that too but yanno, I’m impatient and I like to have stuff right this minute. Also before you think I PS’d the heck out of the pants, I didn’t. They are already heavily shaded, which is great for taking pics because it saves a lot of edit time. Just like Kalli’s recent releases they come with a colour change HUD, so lots of options for a bargain price.

I got this belt a few days ago at Le Poppycock’s 50L spring sale, they have a few belts there that come with 4 different coloured straps for each buckle. Make sure you check out their sale as they have lots of cute little bits and pieces which are great for adding to outfits.

I gotta say too, this hat with the hair is obviously a release from Maitreya last year but I love it so much, I really hope we start to see more similar items from other hair creators as the warmer seasons kick in, there just aren’t enough of these on the grid imo!

That’s me anyway, have a nice weekend :)

Coral
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Hat and Hair – Siobhan – Maitreya

Top – High Low Tube Top – Tulip for FLF NEW

Pants – Saturday Capri’s – Drift NEW

Bangles – Damask – Maxi Gossamer

Belt – Wild Rose – Le Poppycock (in 50L spring sale!)

Tattoo – Elegance 2 – Para Designs

Skin – Zara 02 America – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair

Pose – Del May

Location – It All Starts With A Smile

Ombre Alert

Ombre Alert

Hiii guys, just thought I’d get a quick Friday post in before I sign off for the weekend!

I’m not gonna lie to you, I totally bought this hair after I saw it on Danni Ravinelli’s blog, Forsaken, a few days ago. She’s one of my favourite bloggers and I always love her style so when I saw this hair do from a store called Pollen I had to check it out. I’d never heard of Pollen until then and when I looked into it in world, I found the creator and that she has a marketplace store for mesh hair here. She only has 2 styles at present and the colour packs are pretty basic, just a brunette, reds, blondes and black and whites, but you get 8 different shades in each. The demo also came with 4 colours options and I found the brunette, red and black texture good but I was not a fan of the blonde. It seemed really quite yellow, although this was only one shade so I don’t know how the others will look since there isn’t a complete colour sample pack. I decided to just stick with brunette since I didn’t want to take a chance just to see if I liked the other blondes better. This is the Giselle style and non rigged mesh so easy to edit. Overall I love this hair style and will definitely be keeping a look out for Pollen’s future releases!

Emery’s latest release hit the grid yesterday and I’m featuring a couple of them. The Carrie sweater and the Samantha bag! I adore both of these and for some reason even more so since they’re named after Sex in the City characters, there was also a Charlotte skirt which is adorable but nothing for poor Miranda :(

Maitreya brought us their Autumn ankle boots a couple of days ago too with a special colour block pack at a reduced price for VIP group members. This group is FREE to join so I have no idea why you wouldn’t already be in it and you get the set of 3 boots for half the normal price. 500Ls for 3 pairs of Maitreya boots? Yes please! They were also really great colours as well, this beige colour, oxblood and a dark grey which is almost black. Make sure you take advantage of this promo because it’s only on for a limited time!

Remember I mentioned the Erratic 50% off sale yesterday? Well I’m also wearing a couple more items I picked up there too. The shorts and tights are both half price and while I like these shorts a lot and had considered buying them before, I’d decided that I didn’t really need more denim shorts. Well it turned out in fact that I needed 3 more pairs when they were half price.

This ^ and the Maitreya group pack is a classic example for me of how discounts and events with reduced prices boost sales. If it’s cheap or reduced, I’m gonna buy one, maybe 2 or 3 (ok sometimes 4) even if I don’t need it and I’m gonna buy it right then and there, just because it’s cheap. If an item is full price and I’m not gushing in love with it, if I don’t need it right at that moment, if I already have similar items in my inventory or it was more than I’d expect to pay, then it becomes a considered purchase for me and there’s probably a 95% chance that I’m just not going to buy it at all. But something cheap that I don’t need, love and have 5 different versions of already? I’m gonna jump all over that, coz I never know when it’ll come in handy! I’m happy at the end of it because I feel like I got a great bargain and the creator probably ends up with more money from me coz I’ll buy at least 2 colours/versions as opposed to buying one or none at all. Pretty much win/win really.

Anyway that’s my little Friday ramble over, hope you all have a great weekend!

Coral
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Hair – Giselle – Pollen

Sweater – Carrie Sweater – Emery NEW

Shorts – Jessy Studded Shorts – Erratic IN THE SALE

Boots – August Ankle Boots – Maitreya NEW (Group discounted pack)

Bag – Samantha Clutch – Emery NEW

Tights – Patterned Tights Birds – Erratic IN THE SALE

Necklace and Ring – Santa Fe – LaGyo

Skin – Zara America 02 – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – ISON Main store

Amberly & Maitreya

Amberly Photo Contest - Entry 01 - Coral Lacey

If you’re a fan of Glam Affair you will no doubt have heard about the photo competition they are currently running for their popular Amberly skin line. There are some great prizes up for grabs which you can find with the rules and how to enter on the Glam Affair blog here. Amberly became my everyday skin as soon as it was released so I couldn’t resist the chance to enter, if nothing else it’s great practice for editing pics!

So while I was tearing my hair out about what to wear for the picture (not literally but can’t lie, I was stressed lol) Maitreya put out some amaaaazebulous (just made that up) pieces. This Dakota dress that I’m wearing also comes in just a top version as well as having lots of different shades and print options. I got a couple of different versions but since I’m loving classic black a lot lately, I went with that.

Amberly and Maitreya

To accessorize I added the new Isabella earrings which you can find by LaGyo at the March round of Collabor88 that started on Friday and the bracelet from Maxi Gossamer is there too! Both of these pieces are the usual high quality mesh and other matching accessories are available. I finished the look with the Zanzi clutch that House of Fox released for The Arcade Gacha event!

Only a few more days left for the Amberly competition so make sure you get in soon if you haven’t already and good luck to all who enter!

Coral
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Hair – Away – Elikatira (no longer available *crai*)

Skin – Amberly 03 America – Glam Affair

Dress – Dakota Dress – Maitreya NEW

Earrings – Isabella Earrings – LaGyo @ C88 NEW

Bracelet – Copacetic Tallulah – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 NEW

Bag – Zanzi Clutch – House of Fox @ The Arcade Gacha

Eyes – Eternal Eyes – Ikon

Mesh Eyeliner – Birdtale Liner – Inside Lab

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial (edited)

Cheek piercings and dimples – Sugar Heart

Mixed Up

Mixed Up

No the title of this post is in no way shape or form referring to me, well ok maybe a little, but mainly it’s because I’m wearing a mash up of items from 50 million different events. Well ok, like three.

First of all this cute T shirt from So Many Styles that you can grab at The Dressing Room Fusion. It’s just a classic, staple item for those days when you want to be casual. Also new (ish) are these hi top style sneakers from LaRoo at FaMESHed. They are unisex and come with a HUD to colour change each part (soles, laces, fabric etc) and there are tons of texture options in there for you to choose from.

I’ve also got a couple of new items available at The Arcade Gacha event. The Polyex Sports Watch from Yummy is such a great retro accessory and I was lucky enough to get the silver rare version on my second go! I’m also wearing the fishing bag that was by Sleepy Eddy for the event. It’s meant for guys I know but with an easy little resize it fits perfectly.

This hair from Truth was out a while ago but I hadn’t gotten round to blogging it yet, I just thought it was perfect for this casual, sassy look!

Anyway, it’s C88 eve and I need to go find a place I can stand around while sort my inventory in preparation!

Coral

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Hair – Zuzka – Truth

Top – Loose Tee Glasses – So Many Styles @ TDR Fusion NEW

Jeans – Mesh Zipper Skinny Jeans – Maitreya

Bag – Fishing Bag – Sleepy Eddy @ The Arcade Gacha NEW

Shoes – Folded Hi Tops – LaRoo @ FaMESHed NEW

Necklace – Marakech Heart – Maxi Gossamer

Watch – Polyex Sports Watch – Yummy @ The Arcade Gacha NEW

Headphones – Standby Inc (previous gacha item, I’m guessing they’ll still be out at their store)

Ring – Cross Ring – Bens Beauty

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Inaka