The Red Lady

The Red Lady

The Fantasy Collective starts a new round tomorrow, which is where you can find this dark themed roses and chain headpiece by Orsini Sun. Fantasy and role play geared events like these are always great to explore and pick up unusual, unique items in that you might not otherwise find in the big, mainstream events. Definitely worth a visit!

Have you picked up your Valentines gift from Glam Affair yet? There’s two skins in the pack, I’m wearing the Valentines 01, which I love, love! The group has a small fee to enter (it was something like 30L when I joined, not sure of the exact cost now but I know it’s not much!) and then you can pick these up for free.

Yes I’m wearing the Tyr hair from Truth again, sue me, I love it! I also added the gorgeous Jewelled Dragon’s Egg necklace from Maxi Gossamer to give the finishing touch to my red lady.

Coral
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Hair – Tyr – Truth RECENT

Skin – Valentines 01 – Glam Affair NEW GROUP GIFT

Eyes – Twinkle Cold – Dead Apples

Headpiece – Noir Poem – Orsini Sun @ The Fantasy Collective NEW (opens 20th Feb)

Necklace – Jewelled Dragons Egg – Maxi Gossamer

Lashes – Vampire – Redgrave

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.

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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

Just A Little

Just A Little

Hi guys! Just very quickly have this new hair from Baiastice to show you today. It’s one of four new styles they released for Hair Fair. I love the sleekness and the little bun at the back, and I think it looks great in white.

Obviously I’m not wearing much but also new is this necklace and earrings set from Zibska that you can find at the new round of L’accessoires which opened today. It’s a very big bold statement piece and I really didn’t feel like I needed to wear anything else with it lol, but I love it!

Happy Monday to all!

Coral

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Hair – Emma – Baiastice @ Hair Fair NEW

Skin – Lulu 05 – Glam Affair (previous Arcade gacha item)

Earrings and Necklace Set – Shig – Zibska @ L’accessoires NEW

Eyes – Thunder Eyes – Dead Apples

Lashes – Moulin Rouge – Redgrave

Pose – Le Poppycock

Round Up

Round Up

My RL is hectic this week so I decided to kill a couple of birds with one stone in this pic!

First I wanted to show you some beautiful new stuffs that Drift have released over the last week or so. Another fab new bikini to add to their collection, and this amazing wrap skirt which you can find at TDR Fusion. I’m so in love with this wrap, it’s perfect for throwing on over your swimsuit and going for a stroll on the beach.

I also wanted to make a second entry for the Truth model competition and to remind you guys that it ends soon! It closes on the 1st June, so if you were thinking of entering and haven’t yet then you only have a couple of days left! You can find all the rules and how to enter here in the Flickr group. I really would make sure you give them a look first because there are a LOT of entries so far and lots of them seem to not have realised that one of the rules is that you must be wearing hair purchased from the NEW Truth store.

Good luck again to all the entries!

Coral
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P.S. I randomly put on a really old skin and changed my shape for this pic, I was just in one of those moods for something different I think!

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Hair – Lotus – Truth RECENT

Skin – Cassiopea Europa 03 – Glam Affair

Top – Tini Kini 2 – Drift RECENT

Skirt – Wrap Skirt – Drift @ TDR Fusion NEW

Armbands – Gold Cuffs – Erratic (modified)

Necklace – Alchemy Charm Coin Necklace – Maxi Gossamer

Eyes – Destiny Eyes Hazel – IKON @ The Boutique RECENT

Eyeliner – Hangover Eyeliners – Essences

Lashes – Classy – Redgrave

Pose – Le Poppycock

Introducing Sonam from Jalwa

Introducing Sonam from Jalwa

Most people know that Chandra Masala is the creator behind Bilo, well now Chandra has created a new brand for her skin range called Jalwa and her first release under this brand name is the Sonam skin. These skins are only available on the marketplace for the moment, you can find them here, and I definitely recommend trying them out!

Now I’m one of those people who will wear the same skin and/or brand for months and months. Even though I like to mix up the style of my outfits, skins are a tough one for me because if it’s too different from what I’m used to then it doesn’t feel like “me”. Having said that, taking and editing so many pictures of myself can take it’s toll and there are many days I’ll just feel like “Oh, it’s that face again.”

This Sonam skin would be much too big of a change for me personally to make it my every day skin, but will I mix it up for taking pictures and blogging? Most definitely! I love the tones on these skins, there are other brands in world that I keep trying out but always end up feeling like they have too much red in them or are too desaturated so that they look greyish. In my opinion, Chandra nailed it with the skin tones.

The above picture was obviously edited for the sake of making pretty, since that’s my favourite part of blogging, and I’m wearing layers for freckles etc. But here’s some snaps of the au natural variety so that you can see a couple of tones, it actually has 5 tones but I couldn’t do all of them today because time is short for me on a Friday!

Sonam Tones

The blonde and red eyebrows are quite dark, that won’t be a problem for me personally, I’ve mentioned before that I always like darker brows never mind what colour hair I’m wearing, but I know some people do prefer the fairer look when they’re going for blonde or red. I think that the body could do with a little more work on the texturing but the face seems spot on to me and I wasn’t a fan of the cleavage option, I felt like it needed some more shading or something (idk, I’m not a skin maker but it needed something), then again I can’t remember the last time I wore a cleavage version so that won’t stop me from wearing them.

The skins also have the matching appliers for the SLink mesh hands and feet which are amaaaaazing! I really do like this first release and love the face. The progress Chandra has made in her work is incredible to me, I can’t wait to see more Jalwa releases in the future!

Anyway that’s me done for the week, I’ll be back soooooon,

Coral
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TOP

Hair – C407 – Tram NEW

Skin – Sonam Saffron – Jalwa NEW

Dress – Syndra Triangle Dress – The Secret Store

Earrings – Arial Lost Angel – Maxi Gossamer

Cheek piercings and dimples – Sugar Heart

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial (edited)

Lashes – Classy – Redgrave

Under Eye Circles and Moles – No Make Up Today – Izzie’s

Freckles – Amberly Freckles – Glam Affair

Eyes – Lucid Eyes Optimism – Ikon

BOTTOM (from left to right)

1.
Skin – Sonam Saffron Red Brows – Jalwa

Hair – Control – Elikatira (no longer available)

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Silver – Ikon

2.
Skin – Sonam Tumeric Blonde Brows – Jalwa

Hair – Adeline – Truth

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Blue Grey – Ikon

3.
Skin – Sonam Carom Brown Brows – Jalwa

Hair – Cascade – Lelutka

Eyes – Lucid Eyes Machine – Ikon

Lashes for all – Classy – Redgrave

Pure (and the seven SL facts meme)

Amberly Photo Contest - Coral Lacey Entry 02

Just a quickie today, but this is my second entry to the Glam Affair Amberly contest so I thought I’d post it, coz it also features this fab new Marisol hair that Truth released today!

Also I wanted to give some credit to Miss Strawberry Singh whose recent tutorial on adding highlights and shadows with adjustment layers was a huge help for these pictures. If you haven’t seen it already I highly recommend it!

Berry also started the Seven SL Facts meme yesterday, so I thought I’d add that for the hell of it.

1. I struggle to keep my inventory neat. It’s still not organised and my accessories folder is the worst, which is why I tend to reuse the same ones for blog posts, coz they’re the only ones I can find!

2. I have had the same SL “mum” for 6 years. Once she talked me into making a kid avie on an alt, I lasted 2 days and she magically grew up overnight. Not getting in each others faces every day has been the key to our longevity!

3. I don’t like going to clubs in SL unless it’s night time in RL for me, it just doesn’t feel right!

4. I originally joined SL back in 2006 because my RL dad kept reading about SL entrepeuners in the media, (think Anshe Chung) so he told me to look into it. My first job was as a stripper – I don’t think that was what he had in mind. I lasted about 3 weeks.

5. Besides Coral who is my main, I have 16 other avies o.O is that a lot? I think most of them look like noobs still, about 3 are updated and the rest are probably wearing LAQ skins from 2008. I never use them, I think I just like making names up.

6. I RP’d in Gor for 5 years, I read 23 of the books for it over that time so that I had a good feel for the genre. I never tried any other RP in SL because I’m nervous around groups of people I don’t know and also some of the genres have such rich backgrounds I just don’t know if I have the patience to research it all again.

7. I’m very self concious so I hate talking in local chat with groups larger than maybe 4 or 5 people, especially if they are people I don’t know.

That’s it for today, don’t forget only a couple of days left to enter the Amberly comp!

Coral
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Hair – Marisol – Truth NEW

Top – Elyse Wrapped Tank – Tee*fy @ C88 NEW

Skin – Amberly 06 America – Glam Affair

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist (edited) – Hebanon Vial

Cheek Piercings and dimples – Sugar Heart

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Silver – Ikon

Lashes – Corner Pointed – Redgrave

Fanatik Blogger Search

Fanatik Blogger Search - Coral Lacey

Hiiii guys! Hope everyone is doing well this weekend!

I’ve been away in RL for a couple of days and I rushed home and jumped on the PC coz I knew I needed to put a look together and make a pic for the Fanatik blogger search. You can read all the deets on how to enter here. Closing date is tomorrow though so be quick!

Anyway, I put it off right till the last minute since Fanatik regularly appear in one of my favourite monthly events, FaMESHed and I wanted to see what new good things they put out, which were these fab mesh leggings. I probably didn’t need more mesh leggings if I’m honest, I have a lot, BUT…I didn’t have any in camel! It’s always nice to have slightly different variations of things too, so they made their way into my inventory while I got the rest of my outfit together.

I paired the leggings up with a new top and cardigan from Baiastice which are absolutely perfect together. The Aida top is of course just like the Aida dress that was released a few months ago, and the cardigan fits right over the mesh so you don’t have to worry about wearing a bunch of random sizes to try and get your layering even without mesh pieces poking through.

Lelutka put out their latest hair collection while I was away, 3 very vintage and very fabulous styles so I snapped one of those up and decided to wear it in a dark red just to add a bit more colour to the whole look. This Gloria style comes with the hairband included that also has a dainty butterfly attachment, this can be removed with a click or you might choose to recolour it to match your accessories.

Also new is this statement necklace from .Olive. and the chain clutch bag by Lazybones, both of which can be found at the new weekly event SL Fashion Week.

Anyway, that’s me for today. Good luck to everyone who enters the Fanatik search!

Coral
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Hair – Gloria – Lelutka NEW

Top – Aida Top – Baiastice – NEW

Cardigan – Boxy Open Cardigan – Baiastice NEW

Leggings – Leather Leggings – Fanatik @ FaMESHed NEW

Scarf – Fringed Scarf – Fanatik

Necklace – The Lost World Triangle Necklace – .Olive. @ SL Fashion Week NEW

Ring – Roho Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Bag – Chained Clutch – Lazybones @ SL Fashion Week NEW

Belt – Seneca Threaded Belt – Mon Tissu

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Lashes – Corner Pointed – Redgrave

Eyes – Eternal Eyes – IKON

Dark Eye Circles – No Make Up Today – Izzie’s

Dimple Piercings – Sugar Heart

Hands – SLink

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Not So Bad

TFI Friday!

TFI Friday

I don’t think I’m alone when I say, I love Fridays! This one is no different and as always we got a great selection of cheapies from the Fifty Linden Friday event.

My favourite was this Flash skin from Belleza. There are 3 different make up options to choose from (I’m wearing the teal) all for a mere 50Ls each! I do get excited when we’re treated to skins for discount prices in events, mainly coz I’m pretty tight when it comes to spending out a fortune on fatpacks just to get different make up options, so event skins like Belleza for FLF and Glam Affair’s at Collabor88 are always something I snap up. I did have to change my shape a fair bit to get a good look with this skin, but I don’t mind doing that at all.

Here’s to the weekend!

Coral
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Hair – Cece – Truth

Skin – Teal Flash Skin – Belleza for Fifty Linden Friday

Freckles and moles – Izzie’s No Make Up Today and Glam Affair Amberly

Dimples and Cheek Piercings – Sugar Heart

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Storm – Ikon

Lashes – Luscious – Redgrave

Little Black Skirt

Little Black Skirt
First of all, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I’ve been really busy over the holidays but I finally got around to my first post of 2013!

January has always been the worst month of the year for me, it seems like pay day can never come quick enough. After the huge blow out I generally have in December, January is my frugal time. After the first couple of weeks of sales, it’s also when you start to see new collections arriving in stores so you can begin to build up a spring wardrobe.

Now if you’re budget savvy like I try to be, then you’ll want to pick up some staple items. Staple items are pieces that you can mix and match to get completely different looks from, as well as getting your money’s worth and wearing them often. So for this post I decided to show you a staple item I picked up recently and 3 different ways to wear it.

Fanatik has quickly risen up my list of favourite stores with their releases over the past couple of months and this micro mini is no exception. I bought it at the Frost event a couple of weeks ago but only got around to blogging it now, however I think since I did buy it, I’ve barely taken it off. It’s available in several colours and with the variety of ways you can dress it up or down, fatpacking would not be a hard decision to make. It’s pretty simple in it’s style, but I love the quality of Fanatik’s mesh and textures and it also has a cute little zip detail on the back which gives it that extra bit of realism. The length was important to me too, I have some other mini’s that were just a tiny bit too long for what I wanted and the market is also flooded with ones that basically put your ass cheeks on display. I wanted something in between and this skirt was it.

I’m wearing a few other new(ish) items as well, that were released over Christmas and New Year. A couple of recent hair styles by Truth, the one with the scarf also includes a colour change hud so it’s great to match with many outfits. I have a thing for hair with attachments like that so this is an easy favourite.

The leather jacket from Erratic on the left is very nicely made and comes with both open and closed options. It’s not the kind of thing that is easy to layer with other mesh tops but most mesh jackets aren’t, which is why I still grab layer tops now and then.

House of Fox had a sale for a few days and I’m sorry that I didn’t get to blog this before because I am wearing several of their items that I picked up there while they were reduced. If you want information on sales and things make sure you check out Seraphim SL as they almost always have the latest info on what’s going on where. Anyway, House of Fox, yea, lots of good things.

Finally LaRoo released these fab Liberty boots for FaMESHed, that I’m wearing on the left a few days ago. Lots of colours available and they come in 3 different sizes, I usually wear a M in mesh clothes but the S in the boots fits me just fine. These are definitely my favourite of LaRoo’s releases and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Also I just wanted to point out there there was -very- little editing on these pictures compared to some of my others, apart from smoothing out some angular edges so everything I’m wearing should look the same in world, although always make sure to demo!

Hopefully I’ll be back to more of a regular blogging schedule now but I’m still visiting family and using a different PC so I’m not sure how fab my pics will be till I get home in a month or so. Anyway, I’m so looking forward to seeing what great items will be brought to us for the new season!

Coral
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Skin (all looks) – Amberly – Glam Affair

Skirt (all looks) – Mikro Mini Skirt – Fanatik (RECENT)

From left to right:

Look 1:

Hair – Winter – Truth (NEW)

Jacket – Vanity Leather Jacket – Erratic

Top – Whitehaven Beach Dress (only the jacket layer) – Kyoot

Leggings – Half Sequin Leggings – Anthem (marketplace)

Boots – Liberty – LaRoo @ FaMESHed (NEW)

Look 2:

Hair – Asami – Diva @ C88

Top – Mesh Leather Tee – House of Fox (RECENT)

Boots – Tundra – JD (Just Design)

Earrings – Granny’s Pearl Earrings – LaGyo

Necklace Thing – Fur Tippet & Pearls – Coco (RECENT)

Look 3:

Hair – Sassy 2 – Truth (RECENT)

Bustier – My Crop Corset – House of Fox

Under bust corset – part of Lola Shorts – House of Fox

Leggings – Rose Lace Leggings – G Field

Shoes – Loona – Redgrave

Necklace – Heavy Spikes Necklace – Glow Studio

Ring – Coal Ring – Anthem (marketplace)

Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up

Just a quick lotd post with some items I found as I was searching through my never ending pit of an inventory and trying to make it into something that resembles order (it’s neater now but everything is just in one folder called -To Blog- instead of actually where they’re meant to be).

So I found this jacket that’s from Purple Moon, they released it a few months back and I have no idea why I didn’t get around to blogging it but it’s pretty damn fab and perfect for this season, so here it is now! The skirt I picked up 2 weeks ago maybe? It’s by Baiastice and I got it at TDR, and although I haven’t gone to check most places do put their event items in their main stores after so you can likely get this there.

I’ve got a couple of new gacha pieces on as well, the hair from BCC and the stole from Pesca. I love both of these and definitely need more hair with hats please anyone who reads this!

Oh and Ugg boots yaaaaaaay! I was looking for some of these a couple of weeks ago when I did this post, then today I was surfing some blogs and found these ones from Redgrave over on Sugar Planner’s blog so I had to buy them, stat!

Sorry this is a bit of a quick post but it’s Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidaaaaaaaaaay! I’m excited, can you tell?

Coral

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P.s. WordPress changed something for when you upload pictures and now my sizing is broken or something, so from now on I’ll have to make them way smaller to upload them on here so that they don’t look broken on some of the feeds. If you wanna see them in better quality just click the picture and it’ll take you straight to Flickr. Simple :)

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Hat and Hair – Juliet Hair – BCC @ The Arcade (Mesh!) NEW

Jacket – Taylor Leather Jacket – Purple Moon (Mesh!)

Skirt – Selma Mesh Mini Skirt – Baiastice

Tights – Sisley Classic Black – Kyoot

Scarf Thing – Belted Stole – Pesca @ The Arcade (Mesh!) NEW

Boots – Mesh Snow Boots – Redgrave

Rings – Boho Ring Set – Yummy

Bag – My Oversized Leather Tote – Auxillary (previous group gift, not sure if it’s still available)

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Fate Island