Give ’em the old Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

Collabor88’s 2nd anniversary is now open! I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for this the last few days, seriously on the edge of my  seat with anticipation and I really wasn’t disappointed. There are so many amazing designers and fabulous releases in this round. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna be seeing flapper girls for days all over Flickr and the feeds, but I don’t mind that because it’s all so sparkly, shiny and new!

It’s been a while since Harper and I posted together, but I think our mutual excitement over this round really warranted it, so we threw on a few new pieces and snapped away. And yes, those are old Lelutka hairs we’re wearing, but IN OUR DEFENCE, we took these pics last night before C88 opened so we didn’t have the new hairs, and let me tell you, there are several gorgeous ones out there including a couple form Lamb who I was super excited to see included in this months Collab.

I’m wearing the new dress from Baiastice that’s out today, it’s a gorgeous 20’s inspired piece and the sheer overlay on the front makes it a little different from a lot of things already around and adds that extra bit of something special. The necklace is also a Baiastice release and I love it a lot a lot a lot!

The pose I’m using is from a set of several Burlesque poses that come with a cane prop from Kirin, you can definitely have a lot of fun with these and I expect to see tons of amazing pics produced with them.

Harper is wearing The Secret Stores razzle dazzle offering which is just as cute and amazing, I’ll put a link to the rest of her credits later when she’s caught up! UPDATE: You can find her credits here on her blog Pixel Pantomime.

Hope everyone enjoys shopping today as much as I have, I think I need to go back now for round 2!

Coral
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Hair – Josephine – Lelutka

Dress – Claudette Dress – Baiastice @ C88 NEW

Necklace – Petal Collar Necklace – Baiastice @ C88 NEW

Headband – The Sea Hole (no longer available *cry*)

Ring – Ludovica Double Ring – LaGyo

Pose – Kirin @ C88 NEW

Queen of Ages

Queen of Ages

I know I’m a little bit late to post a picture of this dress, since Baiastice released it for Fameshed a few days ago, but RL got in the way and when I came back I saw a ton of beautiful pictures with it on Flickr already. But then I decided it was just too gorgeous not to dress up in and blog, so I did!

It comes in a ton of different colours and a few different print versions, but the white is my favourite since I prefer neutrals to brights about 99% of the time, and honestly, it’s so versatile! I don’t go to a lot of places in SL where I have to dress for formally but this dress is perfect because not only can I dress it up with some sparkly accesssories, heels and an updo, but it’s easy to dress down with sandals, sunglasses and a floppy hat, or even style it in a fantasy bohemian kinda way as I did here. Not only that but I see the white version becoming a big hit with SL brides who are looking for something sleek, chic and simple.

So if you’re looking for a formal dress that you can get a lot of use from, not just at fancy dos then this should definitely be something you check out!

Coral
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Hair – Tawny – Truth RECENT

Dress – Arya Dress – Baiastice @ FaMESHed NEW

Head Piece – Aura Headpiece – Lagyo @ TDR Fusion NEW

Bangles (and armband, I just modded it and moved it up) – Boho Bangles – Maxi Gossamer

Belt – Wild Rose – Le Poppycock

Pose – Summer – Kirin

Location – Kingdom of Jordan

Walking On Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Hi guys! I’ve been away for a few days so I’m breezing back in with this romantical, floaty pic today!

The maxi dress is a gorgeous new release from Drift at TDR Fusion. There are 3 different prints and colours available but I was really feeling the soft blue. Also this new Candy hair from Truth, I cannot tell you how much I love it, but believe me, it’s a lot!

I have a few new accessories on as well, the bracelet and necklace are available at TDR Fusion as well, by Glow Studio, the pretty daisy bag is one of Gizza’s items at The Arcade and the neckerchief is new from Ilo at The Mens Dept with both male and female versions available.

Finally I’m using another pose from Carolina Sautereau’s store, Kirin, this is from her new Nana pose set, make sure you check it out!

Coral
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Hair – Candy – Truth NEW

Dress – Zoe Maxi Dress – Drift @ TDR Fusion NEW

Vest – Short Vest – Toki Doki

Necklace and Bracelet – Caprise Set – Glow Studio @ TDR Fusion NEW

Neckerchief – Ilo @ Mens Dept NEW

Hair Slide – Hummingbird Haircomb – LaGyo

Guitar – Acoustic Collabo NoteNote – UFO

Bag – Summer Bag Daisy – Gizza @ The Arcade NEW

Pose – Nana Set – Kirin

Location – Tulip Mainstore

She’s Just A Girl

She's Just a Girl

Happy Monday peoples!

I had a nice relaxing weekend and a great afternoon catching up with all the new things today, so I got a few to show you!

First Lamb released a couple of new hairs, as usual they’re similar with slight variations, which I love because if one doesn’t suit my face shape the other normally does. But one of my favourite things about Lamb hair is their ombre and roots pack. I love the contrast of the light blondes with the really dark roots, this always works well for me coz I prefer to wear skin with dark eyebrows even when I’m wearing light hair and so the roots are a nice touch, to make me look like even more of a bottle blonde 😀

Baiastice had a nice spring/summer release and while this top would look great with shorts on the beach, I decided to match it with the new Villena high waist jeans for more of a rock chick look. The top comes in a few different colours and in either a studs or pinstripe option.

TDR Fusion kicked off a new round on Friday with lots of great, cheap goodies so I’m wearing the new sunglasses I picked up there by Swallow. The fab little owl bracelet I’m wearing is by Erratic and was their FLF item but you can usually still pick these things up in the store after, albeit for a lil bit more dollar. The chunky chains I’m wearing are Glow Studio for C88 and come with matching bracelets too!

Now a bit about the tattoo I’m wearing. As you know it’s been impossible to create single sleeve tats in SL due to the system layer pattern only having one sleeve, so it would always make two identical ones. But with mesh it can be done! I admit I’ve been sceptical about mesh tattoos so far, I bought one once without demoing and I hated it, it didn’t fit at all.

I’m super fussy about any tattoo’s I wear in SL, I never want to wear “heavy” ones, or ones that aren’t feminine enough and this is always a problem if you’re ever trying to buy sleeves. Also I like to have half sleeves since I got my mesh hands, otherwise the tattoo gets faded out with the hands blend layer and it just looks all kinds of wrong. ANYWAY, today I was browsing the marketplace again for tattoos, which I seem to do a lot, when I came across this one by B*Fly. There wasn’t a demo which put me off right away, but it did have a 5 star review so I just thought ok, I’mma do it! Well I wasn’t disappointed. It comes in 5 different sizes, with sleeves for both left and right arm, so you can pick which side you want to wear it. It also has a regular tattoo layer that goes over your shoulder and helps to blend it in. The sizes are -perfect- it fits so snugly against your shape that you wouldn’t even know it was a mesh layer. The only issue I had was that in certain poses when my shoulder was twisted or at a different angle to normal, the mesh kinda disappeared into the top of my shoulder. But it was only a little bit and only in certain poses so definitely not enough to put me off buying more, or being extremely happy with this one.

Anyway, that was much more long winded than I intended to make it so I’ll leave it there for now!

Coral
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Hair – Cities in Dust – Lamb NEW

Top – Kasia Studded Top – Baiastice NEW

Jeans – High Waisted Acid Wash Skinnies – Villena NEW

Sunglasses – Lion Shades – Swallow @ TDR Fusion NEW

Necklace – Kitsch Nude Set – Glow Studio @ C88 NEW

Bracelet – Owl Bracelet – Erratic (previous FLF item) NEW

Hairband – Angelie Headpiece – LaGyo

Skin – Margot 04 – Glam Affair @ C88 NEW

Tattoo – Skull Tide Mesh Sleeve Tattoo – B*Fly (marketplace here)

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Templemore City

And She Walked

And She Walked

I was so excited on Friday when there was a notice in the Toki Doki group that Maya was back and had released her first item which is this super cute Haru jacket. I love Maya’s unique designs and textures so I’m looking forward to more releases from her this season. There is also a plain mint version of this jacket available for group members (small joining fee, it was something like 150Ls when I joined – may or may not have increased) and I always recommend this group to people as Toki Doki are usually very generous with group gifts being given often.

I adore this hairstyle from Boon, I’m not quite sure if I’ll actually wear it around but it’s great for pictures and a unique look. The Amande hair piece from LaGyo fits it perfectly too. I’m also wearing this new feather necklace from Sweet Leonard which I looove! It comes with matching earrings and is available in both and silver.

Anyway that’s all from me today, see ya!

Coral
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Hair – RHN435 – booN NEW

Jacket – Haru Jacket – Toki Doki NEW

Necklace – Light as a Feather – Sweet Leonard NEW

Hair Piece – Amande Hair Piece – LaGyo @ TDR Fusion

Skin – Zara 02 America – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair

Pose – Marukin

Location – Hazardous

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

Life’s A Beach (and the procrastination meme)

Life's A Beach

There are so many events going on right now, it feels to me almost like there are new ones starting every week. I can’t blog on weekends so when I finally get here early in the week, everything that I bought on a Friday at an event has already been seen 100 billion times. Sometimes I’ll still blog them if I’m inspired to create a different look with them, but sometimes inspiration seems light years away.

I felt like that this week so instead I thought I’d put together a look with dress that I picked up in Leverocci’s sale last week. I’d umm’d and ahh’d over it for a while so when Jin Elfan announced her sale for Leverocci and Belgravia I dashed over. You can find details in that link but basically some stuff will be retired and right now there’s up to 75% off (marketplace excluded). So if like me you’d been admiring something there but hadn’t picked it up yet, now’s your chance!

I added the new over shoulder cardigan from Tram which is adorable, she actually did a version of this for Fifty Linden Friday which I thought I had bought but when I looked in my messy inventory, alas no, I’d only got the demo. Anyway I didn’t mind going back to grab one, there are 3 types available and each comes with a colour change HUD so you can mix and match them with different outfits. I think it’s going to be a great spring/summer accessory so bear with me if it makes more than just this appearance!

I got my little dog in the bag here a while ago, but hadn’t blogged it yet. Best thing about this dog is that it’s FREE! Who doesn’t love free stuff?? It’s animated and comes with a colour change HUD for the bag. I love it and think I’m carry him around for a while. Anyway you can find it here on the marketplace from Tutys.

Since I took part in Berry’s meme last week, I decided to give her new Procrastination meme a go too, so here it is!

What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often?

Coral Lacey – 15th October 2006

Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life?
A place called Club Heck coz that was the first place I got a job at. I think it wasn’t open very long and I was only there around 3 weeks but I made my first proper friend there.

Where do you spend most of your SL time now?
In my skybox.

Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one)
I have a few long time friends that know a lot about me but I don’t talk to them regularly so I’d have to say Harper (Shawneese Offcourse) ofc, she knows all my dirty secrets! ♥

What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one)
Why this so hard! I’m trying to be deep and think of something meaningful that I own, but I don’t think I have anything! So at the moment either my Gos Sophia Peeptoes in black, coz I wear them all the time, or my SLink mesh feet, always a winner!

The last thing you purchased in Second Life?
The cardigan from Tram that I’m wearing in this pic.

What color clothing does your avatar wear most often?
Umm lately lots of black but I think that’s a phase, usually it’s shades of beige/creams/tans and other neutrals, coz I’m really boring like that. Sometimes I think I need more colour in my inventory so I’ll buy the next release in something like hot pink and then regret it the moment I put it on because I know I’m probably never gonna wear it.

Do you prefer to walk, run or fly?
I walk mostly because I forget a lot that I can fly, but yanno, flying’s pretty cool.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL?
Getting SL married and adopting a kid, it’s not silly crazy I know but it’s something I never thought I’d do and at the time I did wonder if I was going cray, but it was definitely good fun while it lasted.

Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?
This is really tough so I’m gonna have to say the love child of Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Jessica Parker!

Coral
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Hat – Straw Fedora – Argrace

Hair – Kasia – Truth

Dress – Silk Embroidered Dress – Leverocci (in the sale!)

Cardigan – J.I. Cardigan – Tram

Belt – Rope Belt – LaGyo

Necklace – Vintage Bow Charm Necklace – Yummy @ C88

Glasses – Harlow Sunglasses – Mon Tissu

Bag and Dog – Tuty’s

Pose – Purple Poses

Location – Baja Norte