Friday, November 28, 2008

1 Year Anniversary PAAAAAARTAY!

*** WARNING--->There is a bit of Nudity in this post***

My one year anniversary came up for the store on monday. I had mentioned about 3 weeks ago that I might have a bash, but didn't feel I could pull it off, so didn't plan anything. Well after a bit of coxing from some of thr models and friends, I decided it was abck on. This was monday, the day of my anniversary. So Iended up with 2 days to plan this thing.

Well I managed with help of friends and family, and all my lovely models.

Dj Infiner spun my tunes
Ruina was my hostess
Friends, fans and family gave out gifts

The theme was "Winter Wonder" cause I didn't want people in sweaters or xmas stuff.

Today I'm going to show you my outfit. I sort of stood out amongst all the white beings.

I was the Ghost of Reindeer Roadkill.

I loved this shot, just had to put it in here.

I was at Bare Rose looking for something else, when I saw this gem. I had already had another outfit picked for the party, but so could NOT get this outfit. It has a tonne of stuff with it, 4 different colours, tail, horns, shoulder horns and different clothing layers.

It even has this open front upper layer, which is rather odd for Bare Rose, for tho they make some outfits that fall into the catagories of sexy/dom/cosplay, they try not to go to far, because of the origin of the designers.

I'm wearing my new Insane hair, which sadly wont be for sale till the new year. HEHE I'm a tease!

I also found out this week that I have received the honour of becoming a Fleur Insider. So I thought it fitting to yet again wear fleur as my skin of choice for the event.

The outfit comes with incredible horns and shoulder bits. The have little skulls and other random dangles. I instantly fell in love with the chard look of them. It came with the tail, but alas no hooves. So what could I do? Go on down to Lazy Places and pick up a set of the new boots! There are 4 different kinds out, each with a mythic theme. The satyr ones were perfect, and the red was just right. There are many colours, so you can match to anything I'm sure. They even leave little hoovy marks if you want!

Again I'm wearing my Tippy lashes, but only for the fact that my horns were conflicting with the attachement spot of my others. I still have yet to make them attache nose, mouth and chin.

And the eyes are a daily fav, meaning if I have to just throw something on this is one of the few in that special folder. They are from Unique.

This is a gift out from Ruina, Designer/Creator of House of Ruin. She made these just for me! I have this thing for spiders, and she was making these jewel yes. So she named this amber set after me. Then asked if she could set them out. Don't know how long they will be out for, but it's worth a try to check! You get all 3 in the pack.

Another gift that is out, these were made for me by a former model(B1ackJack Fall), to go with my eyes. He has been generous enough to allow me to use it as a gift whenever I want to. What a nice guy! The glow does cool things depending on the eye you have underneith, so experiment.

A fan made this for the event. I didn't get it till after, and when I put it on, I was like wow, it actually has Happy anniversary on it! Totally cool. Kate McLaglen was the designer of these baies.

I have this special version of Tonic(Allegory Beta tester-never released) out as a gift. Sort of looks like icicles.

And my Bestestest Friend Rezit Sideways gave me this baby, after her and some of her friends joked they were going to toilet paper my antlers. You get to snuggle this little cutie, the only thing that sucks is that the priority number conflicts with most dances, so I was stuck on one dance for the last half of the night! But it's okay, I wanted my snuggles. To see a pic of me snuggling this package, click here

So as of today, there are still gifts out in front of the dj booth. Mine will be there for sure till this sunday. For the rest, you might want to hurry!

Skin-Fleur-Allure Ivory-Sinuous 1-L$1200
Hair-The Stringer Mausoleum-Insane-in Scarlet tipped(will be availible in the new year
Eyes-Unique-Expressive Eyes Green 2-L$179
Eyelashes-The Stringer Mausoleum-Tippy Lashes-Red-L$150 for the Coloured Pack
Outfit-Bare Rose-Raindraa-L$150
Hooves-Lazy Places-Myth Boots Satyr RedL$350

Gifts-you can find at The Stringer Mausoleum

Toilet papar Snuggle-Cluster-Cuddley soft toilet paper-L$25(but I got it for free, ha ha haha ha)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just a Couple of Kilts..

Winter inspired me with his post on kilts and so I ran right out to do some hunting. Of course, no one can do a kilt like Mr. Jefferson, so we went for background scenery as well. We're at GOLGOTHICA, still under development but promises to be a terrific new find.

^^We love standing around without any purpose other than taking pics of ourselves.

^^Check the detail of the kilt accessories...swoons

She's wearing:
*TSM* ~ Robotica Eyes - Void
*TSM* ~ Porno Punk Hair - Black
.dystopia creations. ~ punisher torn shirt
EMO CITY MALL ~ sinner KILT -female-
the Drawmachine ~ 04-drawmachine overknees boots

Friday, November 21, 2008

Great Skins at budget prices! Part1

First thing first, I know I said wed. was going to be my budget day. Well sometimes things happen. Me and my boy have been super sick, so alas, I'm a slow poke. So lets just keep it to one a week, whatever day it falls on!

Everyone needs a skin. It is often times one of the hardest things for new people to find in sl. You get stuck with that one set, that has no ear or nose definition. Let alone feet, elbows or knees.

I love collecting my eyes, but my thing after that would have to be skins. I have my everyday ones that people will most likely see me in, then there are all my fun ones. As my sister said yesterday to Katat0nik, as we were being silly in her store, I often change 17 times a day!(that was her number, not mine, hehe). This is often due to product ads, but sometimes for flickr, and now for this blog.
I own every skin from the store {Frick}-----> so not kidding. Now the different tones I might not have for every skin, but I do have every style! The imagination that is infused in each skin is just wonderful. These here are some of the more colourful, and newest editions.

From left to right:
{Frick} Bliss-L$1
{Frick} Witch Skin-L$1
{Frick} AMZ-L$1

Also wearing:
The Stringer Mausoleum-Spikey Space Punk in Baby, Forest tipped and Black/orange tip
Emortal Eyez-Steel Blue

Every once in a while it's good to stalk a lucky chair, you just might get something great! They just happened to be my skin tone of choice as well, go figure!

From left to right:

La Sylphide-Erin light-Barbie Girl-Lucky Chair

[RockBerry] Megan A-Light-lucky board

Also wearing:
The Stringer Mausoleum-Assasin in Peacock and Mahogany
Skin Within eyes-Breeze

My sister suggested this place for the blog. I hadn't been yet, but had heard very good things. Now that I see these skins, I can tell why the name is getting about!

[42] 118 free skins-L$0
[42] free skins-subscribo gift

Also wearing:
The Stringer Shrine-Bouffantee in Black

And then for a more adventurous look these babies will do it for ya.

CHAI Exclusive-Coeur-Cinnamon-subscribo(5 other tones included)

*Beauty Avatar* Nemesis-Light Halloween-L$1

Also wearing:
The Stringer Shrine-Clara Bow in Black/Red tip and Crimson tipped
Skin Within eyes-Tempest

There are also a few inworld groups that would be great for you to be in, if looking for awesome skins. These groups have great perks. You do have to pay to be in most of them, but they are well worth it!

TULI update group-L$250 entry fee-I got like over 40 skins over this last year, thru the group and by reading the group notices, Tuli does a tonne of hunts, and often make a unique skin for each one.

<3 Cupcakes update group-L$250 entry fee-Same deal, I have like over 50 from this group, as they give out each tone when they send gifts! Also get to know when all the skins are 1/2 off and whatnot. There are secret sales alot.

MM skins-L$250 entry fee-There are skins given out every few months, the other nice thing about this one is that they also always make sure to do a guy skin gift aswell, so get your men in here!

Price of this outing? L$4! Can't beat that!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My hopes of becoming a Fleur Insider

When I was first seriously thinking of becoming a designer, my sister said to me, you need a look that can be recognizable to your customers. An everyday sort of thing. She said this simply because I use to change my avi all the time, most times not even human! HEHE, Helena Stringer<----Demon remember?

I fell in love with this one Fleur skin she kindly got for me. At the time the store was Tete A Pied, later turning into Fleur once they bought a sim. The skins fit my custome shape, seeing as I have created it with some of my real life features as base. So I saved my weekly stipend, and every month would buy myself a Fleur skin. You will see them in my ads, and in my flickr pics, though mainly you'll see me in them when doing customer service or shopping(when I do get out of my dungeon).

When shopping for some of the new line of skins, I heard tell of a "Insider" call. They were looking for people to represent the line! I was all up on that! So then I had to make outfits to showcase how I wear my Fleur skins. These are what I will share with you today. The alternate side to Fleur.



I fell in love with the makeup in this set. I bought all 3. This one is called Fleur Allure Ivory Audacious 1. I always wore the Almond skin tone before, but the now don't have it as an option. This is slightly more peachy or rosey to me, but I still manage to make it look pale enough for my tastes. I love the fact that the new line has more playful colours. I felt this was flamy, so I created an outfit to reflect that.

To me Rock=Mohawk.

No other mohawk would do but Double Duster. This colouring is a special very limited edition--->There will only be one sold. I'm not sure when yet, but this hair does come in my 114 other colours(hehe lots of choice).

The Outfit is from SN@TCH. I have a love for all things SN@TCH, been trying not to wear it all on here, but there is no getting around it. You'll get SN@TCHified sooner or later. So sooner it is!

My nifty tights are tintable, comes with light, medium and dark base tones. So you can match these with anything!

I tried to keep with a sort of warm colour theme throughout the outfit, so my eyes couldn't be too flashy. And I topped them off with my Tippy lashes in just basic black.

The Boots are from ETD(I know hex on me for walking into another hair store). Couldn't pass up the sale, bought a tonnes of shoes!

The Earring is from PERTURB/ation, don't get to wear it much, but it just seemd to go so well.

Skin-Fleur-Allure Ivory-Audacious 1-L$1200
Hair-The Stringer Mausoleum-Double Duster-Special Edition Colouring-Normal packs start at $L175
Eyes-Free Speerit-FS eye-Orchid-Price unknown(just redid the store, stuff still being put back in)
Eyelashes-The Stringer Mausoleum-Tippy-Basic Black-L$80
Ear piece-PERTURB/ation-freebie
Dress-Sn@tch-:::SN@TCH::: Death Glam-red-L$275 for pack of 5 colours
Tights-G.L.A.M.-Tintable Metallic Lycra Tights-freerelocating due to L.L. open sim stuff
Boots-ETD-Buckle Boots (Diablo)-L$30(sale right now till dec.26th!)


Punk Ballerina

This was the next set of the new skins I just had to have(have all 3 of these as well!) The play of colours is so fun and fresh.

It made me want to be playful, so I dug out Kyphotic. This is from the Blacks tipped pack. The wings I made as well, but am still having issues setting the right, so they aren't out yet.

Another SN@TCH outfit. I'm not wearing the whole thing, but the dress was just perfect for my feeling of fun when starting this shoot. It seems everyone has blogged these tights this week, but honestly, I have had these for over a year. Just wanted a bit more colour going on. I paired them up with these Katat0nik boots I got a while ago. I just kept with my merging theme and wore pink eyes and my Lush lashes with blue tips. For jewelry, I always wear less, so just simple bangles were enough here.

Skin-Fleur-Allure Ivory Exotique 3-L$1200
Hair-The Stringer Mausoleum-Kyphotic-Black Tipped pack-L$200 for 8 different coloured textures
Eyes-Free Speerit-FS eye-Pink-price unknown(just redid the store, stuff still being put back in)
Eyelahses-The Stringer Mausoleum-Lush Lash-Colour pack(blue)-L$150 for 9 colours
Wings-The Stringer Mausoleum-Not out as of yet
Dress-Sn@tch-:::Sn@tch Murder Ballet:::-L$275 for a 5 pack of different colours
Stockings-amerie's NAUGHTY-*an*knit_tights_multicolor-L$1
Boots-*katat0nik* Ghostfire Boots (blue/black)-L$450
Bangles-::FlipSide::-Silver N Black Bangles-L$80


Retro Chique

I decided to go a bit retro with the last, the lips just spoke to me. I loved the eyeshadow on this skin so much. In rl this is how I do my makeup, flashy eyes and pale lips. I've always loved my eyes.

This skin just called to my most favorite retro style I have ever done. Clara Bow just makes the cute. I still wanted to be a bit different, so I wore my Camo colouring from the Rocker pack. It has 3 different colours all mixed in, it's really quite cool.

The outfit and tights are from Ivalde, the leader in all things retro in the sl fashion market. I say this simply because she actually researches and markets from all the different time frames. You can go and quickly find something from the 20's, as the store is set up just right.
I always try to do less is more, play up certain colours, and don't put on a tonne of attachements. There really is no need.

These boots I found during a ghost hunt at halloween time. I wanted them badly, and they had a great price point for the quality. I always try to get different types of colours, I'm a colour freak. I matched my eyes to the boots, just to wrap it all in. These little frogs, my sister got me to get from a lucky chair. My lucky day I guess, I have a set like this, jade as well, in rl.

Skin-Fleur-Allure Ivory Fall In Love 2-L$1200
Hair-The Stringer Shrine@Ivalde-Clara Bow-Rock Camo2 from the Rocker Pack-L$225 for 8 different textures
Eyes-Skin Within-[SW] Sparkler Eyes-L$75
Eyelashes-Sin Skins-Ferra Black-L$100
Outfit-Ivalde-Laika mantenga dress/tights-L$350
Boots-JE*REPUBLIC-Jewel Ankle Boots-Hay-L$200
Jewlery-SLink-Jade Frog Jewelry set-Lucky Chair gift

These final pics are the ones I entered in with my application.

Lets wish me luck!

Monochrome Sparkles

You know that feeling that you get when you buy some hair, an accessory, jewellery, etc., where you are just itching to have it in your inventory so that you can start making an outfit around it?  I had that last week with these beauties from Helena.. the Kasum back spikes. When I saw the group notice mention for these it was instant curiosity, "back spikes, they sound fun, let's go look!"

And what do you know: it became a shopping trip.  There was nothing in my inv like these and they are totally fun.  I have to say the sparkle of the little "atom" particles in the spheres is a gentle sparkling glow in case this is not clear from the pictures.  I've just downgraded my viewer from the 1.21.6 version because of it's nasty habit of crashing whenever I clicked on something it registers as a 'tortured' prim. The downgrade doesn't capture glow in pictures so well for me - but enough explanations back to the spikes!  I think the spikes are the prettiest and most distinctive, striking accessories to wear - the little atoms seem to dance to me. The glossy shine of the metal spike parts gave me the initial thought of cyberpunkish outfits but then why not make their shifting colours the feature instead?  The spikes come in large and small sizes, I'm wearing the small in the pictures, and there are also three sizes of necklace included in the folder which have a single, glowy, sphere as the pendant.

Here's a top that I haven't worn nearly enough as part of outfits before, which is Kyoot Army's Ilia Cowl top.  Well, actually, part of it because I took the cowl neck and hood off to show the spikes better.  When you buy this in it's original form you get a prim cowl neck and a hood that comes with hair, of which there are five colour options to chose from.  The hair I am wearing instead is Aneema in Nickle Tipped from the *TSS* Texture Testers pack. The high pony tail is not only the right shade for this look but reminds me of a floating adornment like tail plumes.

The capris must have been some of the first clothing items I properly bought, all the way back in the mists of December 2007, these are  LF Fashion's Cuffed capris and they have been a staple for so many outfits I'd be quite lost without them.  They do come with a turn up hem and D-ring strap as leg prim attachments but I left these off as they don't sit quite so well with higher calf boots.

The final note has to go to the spiral eyes that are a recent release from Trap.  I don't usually blog what eyes I wear, they tend to be the kind of items that people have firm favourites with (applies to me too!), but this time round I thought they should be.  There are a whole host of colours available and they come as a base pair with left and right prim attachments.  I went with the black and white version as they looked like something Tim Burton would make for a stop animation film.  The notecard that comes with them explains that Selos Dae's inspiration was from an anime called Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann , which I will have to check out sometime!

The Details:

Back spikes: The Stringer Mausoleum @ Magic of Oz *TSM* Kasum Back Spikes and Necklaces L$250.

Hair: The Stringer Shrine/Mausoleum HQ *TSS* Aneema Nickle Tipped from Texture Testers pack L$1.

Top: Kyoot Army Ilia Cowl Neck Hood L$350.

Capri: LF Fashions Cuffed L$250.

Skin: Chai Whisper Gloss L$450.

Eyes: Trap Spiral BW L$75.

Tattoo: Berrylicious Tattoos @ Club Habibi Introspection L$75.

Boots: Shiny Things Old Boots in Hard Black L$450.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Do You Dare-SN@TCH Designer Challenge

Every morning, to start my day in sl, I read the blogs. Always do I check the official sites, then my flickr, then a few fashion feeds, and a few posts here and there written by friends. I just can't always get out, as I have to constantly make product and balance my rl. It's like my sl new every morning. But I control it! Well I stumbled on Ivey Deschanel's designer challenge. This designer I have followed for a long time. Well okay just a year, but in sl years thats like 20, so give me a break! I actually literally own half the store. Well the products silly, not the land! Geeeeez!

I have always found her refreshing, she says what she means, as do I. She stands up for her rights. She has morals and codes she lives by. Her business ethics, structure and practices are well thought out. She is also very generous to all people, if they are noobies or not. That I rank highest above all, as we all do start out sometime in this second life of ours. We all were noobs.

She is one of my sl idols, and I have but few.

Well I never did here about the fiasco that went on on flickr. But if it warrented Ivey getting pissed, it had to have been fairly bad. My heart reaches out to all those new designers that got hurt in the mess. We don't all know how to instantly do grande shit. I never did anything on a computer other then email and gaming. Every thing I know in sl was self taught, learned by tutorial, or though help of my awesome sister.

So here and now I am taking up the challenge. I have kept my old ads, so I'm going to show you my porgression through some of them.

I had someone buy me a "Making hair in sl for DUMMIES" guide. It came with tutorial books, parts and some links to different resorces. This was made from that book. It taught me how to play with prims, the number one ingredient for hair. Would I wear this hair now----> HELLS NO! Do I regret making it, nope. And I dislike white. For some damn reason I always worn white!
Another made from that kit. The skin in this ad had no ear textures or nose, so you actually had to make sure there was some shadow in the sl lighting.
I was so proud of this ad. I thought she looked like she was having fun. This hair I made from learning some tricks off of Natalia. She now has a website with a bunch of tutorials. CHECK IT OUT!

Another one from my kit. Great name eh?I apparently shortened it =)

This hair I based off of a Pam Ann pic. I wore this everyday, well when I didn't have a mohawk on. I was given s set of hair textures from my sisters man inworld. I used them for about 8 months. I didn't have money, so I use to find skin demos that I could hide markers mark under clothing and whatnot. HEHE! The ghetto things use new designers have to do.

Then Cherelle got me Photoshop. And I learned how to make my own hair textures. Man I was able to have awesome colours!

Learned a bit more on ps, and cleaned up the look a bit, and figured out how to take better quality pics on sl.

Now this is my first hair that I really loved to bits, and still do. It's also my best seller. Now if ever you were to inspect it, most pieces would say they aren't mine. I used pieces from my kit for this, tho the design was all me. I really hadn't known about inspecting shit and ip rights and whatnot. And now it would just be too much a pain to redo it. It's one of my super primmed ones, so I just deal.

I always loved the red and green in this.

Looks like I have chest hair.
The newest style of ad. I have been fairly happy with what I have going on, and you know what, that's all that really matters. At one point in time, I was happy with all my creations and ads. We all grow, or you would hope so, and learn, evolve. That's what sl is all about.

I now sometimes put a background, but still am partial to my white! I like the glow of it, have no clue as to why. Don't like it, then lick my left . . . .

Oh right, so to all you new designers, don't let your dreams die, and remember, there is that one thing you might just be super awesometastical at, you just got to find it. See, I'm horrible at clothing :(
So ya I'd have to say this is my one big uber funny attempt at making clothing.

The Stringer Mausoleum Vanity dress---with pose and mirror included!

There are only like 12 of these babies on the grid! Made this almost a year ago. First try at clothing. Was not happy with the quality, so I gave up. But even I learned some new skills, and now a year later who knows what I can do!

Who knows what you can do, only you, but you got to try at least.