I Think I’ll Miss You Forever

I Think I'll Miss You Forever

Spring is definitely in the air, and the items at recent events are really reflecting that. I love all the nude and light pastel tones that come out in spring, it’s probably one of my favourite colour pallets so I always get excited when I see something similar as one of the monthly themes at C88.

I got together with my bff4life, Harper, to take this pretty shot with a bunch of stuff from Collbor88, and tried to give it something of a vintage feel. The pose we’re using is actually a couples pose from !bang, of course I had to sit on the blue ball coz I was tallest!

Let me start with this amazing hair from Tableau Vivant that I’m wearing. There is never enough wavy or curly hair in SL, in my opinion, so I always get very excited when I see one. There are 2 versions of this hair available at C88, with and without a floral headband attached. Very boho and perfect for spring.

I loved the simple, system layer bandeau tops that Tres Blah released too. Obviously I’m a huge mesh fan but it’s nice now and then to get something like this that you can use for layering, plus as I said a couple of weeks ago, I’m really into cropped tops at the moment.

Skirts and dresses were huge this round at C88. We styled this picture with the nude ones available from Secret Store (on me) and Nylon Outfitters (on Harper). The Secret Store skirt has a really nice HUD feature that has 3 different lace options for the top layer and I’m always a fan of extra options!

The shoes that we are both wearing are a new release from Just Design, out today for The Seasons Story. They come with the mesh socks included, which can also be worn by themselves. If you want to wear the shoes without the socks, then you need to make sure you have the JD MyFeet, as they are made to be add ons for them. As well as the wooden platform and heel, there’s also an option to change the texture to match the shoes and if you get the fatpack then all the colours are interchangeable via the HUD. The fact that you can wear the socks separately and with other shoes too, is a huge bonus. I got these shoes a couple of days ago and I honestly have not taken them off since.

As far as the background goes, the balloon swings are out at C88 by Flowey, and of course they’re animated. Great decor piece or pose prop. The little chicken toy that’s sitting on it is one of several cute, little collectibles from Marmelade at the Fiction and Fables event.

I have so much cute and pretty stuff in my inventory right now that I really need to run and take more pics. So, bye!

Coral
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On me (left):

Hair – Springflower – Tableau Vivant @ C88 NEW

Top – Lace Bandeau Top – Tres Blah @ C88 NEW

Skirt – Amy Highwaist Skirt – The Secret Store @ C88 NEW

Shoes and Socks – Lucy – Just Design @ The Seasons Story NEW

On Harper (right):

Top and shoes same as mine

Hair – Chandler – Moon

Hairband – Bohemian Romance – Glam Affair

Skirt – Tutu Set – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEW

Pose – !bang

Air Chair – Flowey @ C88 NEW

Wooden Chicken Toy – Marmalade @ Fiction and Fables NEW

Floating Leaves – Kalopsia @ We ❤ RP NEW

There He Goes

There He Goes

It’s almost time for Summerfest 2013! I have been so excited about this event I can’t even tell you, the line up of creators participating is amazing, probably one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.

Summerfest officially opens tomorrow, the 15th and runs for 2 weeks, with brands like Glam Affair, Baiastice, Tee*fy, Floorplan, Art Dummy and so so much more, clothes, skins, accessories, decor and poses, everything is there!. You can check out the official details here and I got to tell you, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

I got together with Harper to take a shot with some previews for you. I’m wearing a cool new swimsuit by Nylon Outfitters that you can find at the event, it’s not mesh but does come with Lola appliers if that’s your bag. I’ve added the new sunglasses and hat by Yummy which are perfect summer accesories. The pose is from a new set by Olive Juice at the event, I definitely recommend grabbing all these because it’s rare for Olive Juice to make an appearance and their items are always worth having, even if it’s just to tuck away till needed! The picture was taken at the Summerfest location, it’s a real pretty beachy sim so make sure you check that out as well once you got your new summer gear!

Also I wanted to say, from a bloggers point of view, that I’ve been really impressed with the way that this event has been so efficiently managed, with previews etc being set out on time. It’s really been a pleasure to blog and took anyway stress away that usually comes with blogging an event which I’m sure other bloggers can relate to!

You can find the credits from the lovely little package that is Harper here on her blog Pixel Pantomime, and make sure you visit Summerfest tomorrow when it opens, you won’t be disappointed!

Coral

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Hair – I’ll be Your Mirror – Lamb RECENT

Swimsuit – Three Band One Piece Ikat – Nylon Outfitters @ Summerfest (opens tomorrow, 15h June!) NEW

Glasses – Pool Side Shades – Yummy @ Summerfest NEW

Hat – Sunhat – Yummer @ Summerfest NEW

Necklace – Katarina – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Athena – Maxi Gossamer

Wine Bottle – Mudhoney @ The Mens Dept RECENT

Pose – Olive Juice @ Summerfest NEW

Location – Summerfest

It’s a London Thing

It's a London Thing

Since I dressed up kinda fancy yesterday I decided to do a picture that was more fun and quirky today so came up with this little outfit made with lots of new stuff!

The hair is from LOQ at TDR Fusion, it’s non rigged mesh you can mod it if needed and you get a fatpack for just 70Ls, so lots of colours to choose from! I decided to stick a pencil through it too just coz, well I felt like it.

I love this new t-shirt from Emery that you can find at FaMESHed. It’s longer at the back which does make it somewhat difficult to pair with mesh bottoms although it fitted fine for me with this skirt in most poses. The shoes are also at FaMESHed and were LaRoo’s offering this round. I have to say these are my favourite LaRoo release to date. I love, love shoes with socks and I said not long ago I wished there were more around so these just about made my day. They come in floral as well as plain textures so lots of options to choose from!

Now some bits and pieces that I picked up at The Arcade Gacha! The bag is from Pesca, it’s not animated but that means you can easily edit it to fit whatever pose you want it for. The denim skirt is Tulip’s gacha item with tons and tons of colours available. I’m really into high waisted skirts/shorts/pants lately, so this is a very welcome addition for me! You can also find the vintage style necklace and the cuff I’m wearing, by Nylon Outfitters and Baiastice at The Arcade too.

The London skyline in the background is made by Digs and is also at The Arcade, along with lots of other city skylines, but I have to confess that this one isn’t mine. You may or may not know that in RL I am originally from that area in England with lots of family still in London, so I’ve been desperately looking around the yard sales for one of these. During a shopping trip with a friend this morning I mentioned it to her and she promptly pulled one from her inventory and wore it in the store. However she did let me borrow it for this pic on the proviso that I give it back, which of course I did, with no intentions of just keeping it crossing my mind at all.

Anyway I need to get back to hunting my own out, so that’s me for today!

Coral
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Hair – Con Panna – Loq @ TDR Fusion NEW

Top – Striped Pocket Top Regina – Emery @ FaMESHed NEW

Skirt – High Waisted Denim Mini – Tulip @ The Arcade NEW

Bag – Paille Pochette – Pesca @ The Arcade NEW

Shoes – Ellie Sock Pumps – LaRoo @ FaMESHed NEW

Necklace – Vintage Portrait Necklace Buddy – Nylon Outfitters @ The Arcade NEW

Cuff – Triple Pyramid Studs Leather Cuff – Baiastice @ The Arcade NEW

Earrings – Amelia Studs Earrings – Pure Poison

Ice Cream – Love Soul

London Skyline – Digs @ The Arcade NEW

Pose – Le Poppycock

Told You

Told You

I’m going to be disappearing off into the magical world of RL for a few days, but I didn’t wanna go before I showed you guys this cute new denim top from Drift! There are several belt options available, I’m wearing the brown here just coz neutrals are my thing the majority of the time. The plunging neckline gives a nice dose of cleavage, but I was trying for a more modest country girl look so I paired it with this lacey top from Nylon Outfitters. I added the new Baiastice necklace from FaMESHed to top it off!

Just a quick note about this picture, I’d say I take about 75-80% of my blog pics at in world locations and sometimes when the mood takes me I’ll take a green screen studio shot and edit in a background. That was my plan for today but as I had almost finished editing my avatar and was thinking about what kind of background to use (honestly, I really had no idea, I tend to make these things up as I go along!) I remembered a place in world that would’ve been perfect, the Post main store. So I kicked myself coz I coulda just taken it there, but I decided to go over there anyway, snap a pic and then edit it in as the background! Obviously I like doing things the long way round but I think I might even start taking some stock background shots in SL and using them for when I’m making this kind of pic.

Oh and! I know it’s kinda naughty of me to wear hair that’s not available anymore, but I love this one and I’m legitimately sad that Elikatira is gone 😦

Coral

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Hair – Sound – Elikatira (no longer available 😦 )

Skin – Amberly 03 America – Glam Affair

Top – Texas Tea Top – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Open Back Lace Tee – Nylon Outfitters

Necklace – Cross Jewellery Set – Baiastice @ FaMESHed NEW

Tattoo – Believe – Ink’d Up

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Post

Dare You To Let Me Be

Dare You To Let Me Be

Happy Hump Day people! Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday. First of all I was listening to this song by Adele earlier on today which was where the post title came from, I don’t mind admitting I’m a big fan of hers.

Anyway I got so much stuff to talk about in this post so I’ll try to keep each bit brief coz I know I have a tendency to ramble.

I was dressing up quite a lot lately, but as soon as the sun started shining and the seasons changing, I just want to run around the grid barefoot in tanks and shorts all the time. If I only had to buy one tank top this season then this Hangover Tank from Drift would be it. I’ll tell you why. There are 3 options you can buy it in, linen gauze, and a couple of different knitted versions. Each version comes with FIFTEEN different colour options on a very easy to use HUD. Not only that but the ruffles at the bottom of the top are a separate piece so you can wear it with or without and they have their own HUD too, so you can have different colour ruffles to the rest of the top. The combinations are endless and such a bargain for 225Ls.

I’m also wearing the Surfer Rosa hair from Clawtooth that you can find at The Arcade’s Gacha event, which is still going on for a bit. I actually bought this one at a yard sale to make sure I got the colour I wanted, I’m a cheater like that. The belt is the Rockabilly Birds belt by Sweet Leonard and was their item for Lazy Sunday a couple of days, but I’m pretty sure you could still pick it up in their store even though it might be a bit more expensive than the Lazy Sunday price. She also has lots of other matching accessories for it too.

I usually wear eyes that are a lot lighter than the ones in this picture, but since I was doing a different look these seemed to go pretty well. They were the group gift from Ikon for March. Are you a member of Ikon’s group? If not then I recommend it coz you get a free gift at the start of every month and the group is free to join! I love Ikon’s eyes so getting a new set every month is exciting!

I look a lot different in this picture mainly because I finally took the plunge and bought the new Zara skin from Glam Affair. This skin is currently only available exclusively at The Skin Fair on sim 2. Overall it’s really well made, as you’d expect form Glam Affair, and I think it’s a lot different to previous ones they’ve released. There are plenty of different make ups to choose from and some metallic eye shadows which are just amazing, but of course I got a more natural looking version (02) because I knew I’d wear that most. I’m not sure if it will replace Amberly for me, which has been my every day skin since it was released because there are a couple of features that I liked better on Amberly, like the lips and eyebrows. But that’s just personal preference and I’ll probably get used to it the more I wear it. You still get the clean version as well which actually I normally wear more than the ones with make up.

Now I don’t usually wear teeth. I’ve tried. I’ve bought tattoo layers, prim teeth, mesh teeth but they never look right to me because I always feel like too much of my top lip disappears. But today when I was fussing with the skin, adding bits and pieces, tweaking my shape etc, I found the Izzie’s tattoo teeth set I had and they fit this skin perfectly. I like the Izzie’s teeth because it doesn’t show too much. All I want is a hint of teeth, not a great big set of gnashers sticking out. The only thing about them is that I wish they weren’t so gappy. Other than that I think they look good with this skin!

Finally I took this picture at the gorgeous Neva River sim, which Neva Crystall has opened to the public for the next few days. I felt like a bit of a stalker taking a picture outside her house lol, but it’s a really beautiful place and I’ll definitely be returning for more photo ops. Don’t miss your chance to go and have a look round!

Coral

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Hair – Surfer Rosa – Clawtooth @ The Arcade Gacha

Skin – Zara America 02 – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair NEW

Tattoo – Elegance Version 2 – Para Designs

Eyes – Lucid Eyes – IKON March 2013 Group Gift (FREE!)

Tank – Hangover Tank – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Shabby Chic Sweetheart – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEWish

Belt – Rockabilly Birds Belt – Sweet Leonard NEW

Necklace – Beaded Necklace – League

Cuff – Gold Cuffs – Erratic

Guitar – u.f.o.

Teeth – Izzie’s Teeth Set

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva River

Valentine Town

Valentine Town I’m back after a week away from SL! I missed quite a bit with the opening of C88 and some other releases so I sat and browsed Flickr for a couple of hours last night and when I came across this fantastic picture by Laverdag I knew I wanted to take a picture there so I went right away to visit. Valentine Town is packed with little stores and the scene is great for taking pictures. It’s just so full of cuteness and candy colours that you’d have to be careful if you’re diabetic. I don’t usually go for so much sweetness and the first time I went and snapped pics with my normal avatar it just didn’t look right at all. I debated what to do and even sent a Flickr mail to Laverdag asking if maybe I could use one of her pictures as a background for a pile up, which she graciously said was ok BUT then I remembered that I had the Dolls Head from Fasionably Dead at the last Arcade event sitting in my inventory and thought I’d give it a go. I found an old Essences skin I had that matched the light tone so perfectly I knew then it was meant to be! So after picking up this new dress from Nylon Outfitters at C88 I dashed back over to Valentine Town and got a shot I was happy with. This outfit isn’t mesh, there are glitch pants, a system skirt as well as a prim attachment and to be honest I’m not sure I’d wear it again as it’s not my typical style, but it’s the kind of quirky outfit that is great if you’re going for a particular look and I didn’t mind getting it just for one picture coz it’s only 88Ls! The hair is an adorable new release from Truth, it comes with and without a bow attachment that has a colour change HUD but because I was being awkward I wore the non bow version and added one from Auxiliary (more gacha) instead. Yet another Arcade item that I hadn’t used was this giant lollipop from Miasnow. This is the kind of picture that makes me glad that I buy things “just in case” lol, it completely validates my shopping habit when I can pull random things out of my inventory that match so well! Coral x _________________________________________________ Hair – Tenille – Truth NEW Dress – Ivy Drape Dress – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEW Head – Doll Head Neutral Shiny – Fashionably Dead (former Arcade item, now available as gacha at the main store) Bow – Slouchy Leather Bow – Auxiliary (gacha item) Big Lolly – Miasnow (gacha item) Hands – SLink Pose – Adorkable (Ruffles Pack) Location – Valentine Town

Broken

I was hoping to get a lot of blogging done this week, as it’ll be my last chance to get a lot out there before the holidays, but my computer decided on Sunday night that it wanted to go and get itself corrupted and then not work, so I lost basically everything and had to start again, which was very annoying and also means I won’t get as much done as I wanted this week, so sorry about that 😦

Anyyyyway, I got some new stuff to show ya that was released over the last few days! First of all this hair from Truth. A yummy, messy up do that’s just perfect for pictures coz you get to add some wispy bits (creative license, a lot of it was already there but I did add a few just for the hell of it) and it’s also a great fit for the Auxillary hair bow that you can get from The Arcade!

C88 opened their new round on the weekend and I’m so in love with this lace top from Nylon Outfitters. The texturing is really well done and it’s nice to have something new to layer under mesh. It does come with a bra too if you don’t feel like being risque! Also from C88 is the necklace I’m wearing by Maxi Gossamer. The detail and mesh is the usual high standard you’d expect from MG and it comes in both long and short versions as well as in both gold and silver. I love that MG nearly always gives these options coz I have a penchant for long necklaces and it makes me sad face if a necklace I love only comes short.

TDR also kicked off their new TDR Fusion this weekend and there is SO much good stuff available! This belt is from LaGyo and comes in a couple of colours, it’s non rigged mesh so easy to adjust. SLink also put out a fab item – their new Vanity mesh boots. I was wearing them in this pic (which is the reason I’m not wearing mesh jeans, coz I wanted the tucked in look) but I’ll be honest, the picture just looked better cropped so they got cut off. I wanted to mention them though because I’m sure they’ll make appearances here and at only 70L while they’re at TDR Fusion you simply must go and check them out before they’re at full price in the store!

The location I took this picture at was the MadPea Carneval. I’ve never been there before but a friend TP’d me and it was pretty cool so I knew I had to snap something there. I’m sure there’ll be more at some point as well so it’s definitely worth checking out if you wanna play on some rides or take some cool photos.

So that’s me for this hump day, I’m gonna be trying to get a couple more posts done this week but with holidays and all it’s starting to get a bit manic!

Coral

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P.S. Don’t forget to click the pic to see it in higher res!

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Hair – Chynna – Truth (Non rigged mesh) NEW

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Hair Bow – Auxillary @ The Arcade Gacha Event (Mesh!)

Top – Openback Lace Tee – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEW

Jacket – Short Vest – Toki Doki (Mesh!)

Pants – Highwaist Denim – Imbue

Necklace – Patience Heart Watch Necklace – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 (Mesh!) NEW

Belt – Cross Belt – LaGyo @ TDR Fusion (Non rigged mesh) NEW

Bracelets – Boho Bangles – Maxi Gossamer (edited)

Tattoo – Believe – Ink’d Up

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – MadPea Carneval