Fricka Morgath of Frick Skins is celebrating her 3rd rez day with a wonderful free skin and sale. Everything blue and red is 50% off her already crazy low prices. Frick was one of the first shops I discovered in SL, and it has been one of my favorites ever since. Happy rez day, Fricka! And thank you for making SL so pretty. :-)
So, I was having a chat with my friend, Professor Afterthought, who was complaining about how hard it is to find teacher clothes in SL. She is going to be teaching a class this winter in SL, and all she was seeing were "hootchie clothes." She said that being a teacher, she can't afford to "spend the big bucks on pretend clothes." She is worried about looking appropriate for her students, who will probably come to class wearing all kinds of funky get ups.
So, I took her to one of my favorite shops, Sn@tch, to enjoy the most amazing sale ever, and directed her to the "off the rack" area. She had already picked up the gorgeous "Madge" suit from Disco Deals last month. I told her it was a bit low cut and that she could put a cami underneath. :-)
The other outfits are all on sale at Sn@tch for only 50L. They are perfect for someone who needs something modest to wear, and look great on Professor Afterthought. She'll look great teaching next term.
Professor Afterthought's skin is an old hunt gift from Rockberry, her hair is free from Magika, and her shoes were an old lucky board prize from A-Bomb. So, for a total of 245L, she has 4 great outfits! Can't beat that!
Just a quick LOTD. I was cleaning my inventory, trying to prevent the impending explosion. As I was going through it, I somehow ended up with this outfit, which I kinda liked. So much for cleaning the inventory. That's why it's so tough. I find something I like, then quit. *sigh*
I haven't had much time to blog lately due to RL work, but when I saw the Davinia dress by Dilly Dolls available at Horrorfest, I had to make time. It is so unusual and stunning. All the parts are sculpted, and it features a midriff alpha to create that cinched waist look. It comes with an AO to enhance the look of the gown. I did have to modify my shape and take my muscle and body fat down to 0. There is a shape at Dilly Dolls available that will work wonderfully with the dress if your shape is not modifiable. The dress is also made for viewer 2.0. There are no invisiprims.
I'm also wearing one of my very favorite new skins - the Trinity Paper Skin from Redgrave. I'm a bit late for Jewelry Fair blogging, but the jewelry set is from Lolapop for Jewelry Fair! I hope it's available now at the shop. This cute little pixie cut hair is from Kin.
"Kiki's Delivery Service" was one of my daughter's very favorite movies. I remember her standing above our broom, closing her eyes, and wishing more than anything that she could fly, just like Kiki. When I saw the Kiki outfit from +KiiToS!!+ on Tami Burt's blog, I was there in a red hot second.
I love Jiji riding on the end of the broom. It's such a wonderfully cute costume for Halloween.
Dilly Dolls has this wonderful new sculpted corset and tutu skirt set called Emilie available now. It comes with the cute hat, which goes perfectly with my very favorite Clawtooth Louise Brooks hair and Redgrave's Trinity skin.
Has Been is one of my new favorite shops in SL. The styles are clean, simple, and retro. This little dress is only 50L until the 30th. It also comes in violet and blue. I saw this kitty hair from Chichickie on the sl-schnaeppchen blog, and because I love kitties, I had to get it. It's from the Witch's Brew hunt, so it's free! I tinted the kitties eyes and collar to match my dress.
The location I discovered on another blog - Avatars in Motion which features some of the most beautiful sims in SL. I love the giant wolf!
Check out this kitty hair! The tail becomes a pony tail! ♥♥♥
I am in love with the little Dilly Dolls Voodoo Doll Avatar from the Twisted Hunt. This tiny little avatar comes in two versions - a plain and a bloody one. The plain one is the Twisted Hunt gift. The bloody one is the prize for the mini twisted hunt within the shop.
This little voodoo doll has been naughty. She keeps playing in the Roawenwood Twisted Rose Arbor. I think evil voodoo left those skulls behind.
The most beautiful silks I've ever seen in Second Life are made by angel6 Susanti of Angelwing. It is intricate in it's detail and beautiful in its design, with all prim pieces - not alpha textures. Never before have I worn silks, as I am uncomfortable with the connotations of female enslavement, but this gorgeous outfit transcends that and empowers with it's love of the female form.
I envision the evil temptress. She lurks in the depths of the forest, mesmerizing passersby with her dance, ready to seduce, then steal the soul of all those unfortunate enough to cross her path.
"Come with me and enjoy pleasures unknown," she says as she moves closer to her prey. If you happen to catch her gaze, you will become lost in the depths of her eyes. You cannot resist.
Once lost, you will only be alive for a few moments longer, but those moments last an eternity.
The Wear Gray fundraiser starts tomorrow, Sunday, 9/12. Proceeds benefit the American Brain Tumor Association. Sanura Snowpaw started the fundraising campaign after she lost a cousin to brain cancer. This is an important cause. I lost a colleague to brain cancer. He was a professor, and he was loved by his students and his colleagues. He had a way of making everyone feel smart and important, and he made learning fun. I still, sometimes, when I'm walking into work, think I see him out of the corner of my eye. His illness came on suddenly during finals week one year. He just collapsed. His health quickly deteriorated and he passed away about 7 months later. We all miss him terribly, and have named a scholarship in his honor. He always used to say, "Psychology comforts the afflicted. Sociology afflicts the comforted." How true.
Please support wear gray so no one has to lose a friend or family member this way. The outfit I'm wearing is called Haleigh's Dress and is a collaboration between Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch and Sanura Snowpaw of Dreams. It includes the bodysuit, the skirt, and the socks. There is also a set of beautiful skins included with your donation. The "Unforgettable" necklace is from Puarangi Designs Jewelery. The Anna Broadway ~ 11pm hair with the mask and feather included is from RezIpsa Loc, and the Chapped Vamp skin is from Mango Mango. All these items are your gifts for donating to the ABTA and 100% of your donation goes to the charity for these items. They are only available at Wear Gray!
I wanted to do a blog post from Selenium Pulse as soon as I saw it highlighted on Avatars in Motion. I have to admit I was a little sad when Chic Aeon beat me to it, but not enough to deter me. The sim is just gorgeous, it's great for pictures, and it's definitely worth a visit.
Few things in life are black and white. Sometimes, things are easier when they are. Yes or no, good or bad, positive or negative, right or wrong. The problem is that often the correct answer is, "it depends."
Should you follow your heart or your head? Well, I say always, always go with your head. Follow logic. Use your reasoning skills, and remember, often, you will be forced to make a decision with less than full information. You can fill in the blanks with life experience, intuition, and research.
Why worry so much about being normal when you can be anything and do anything you want in SL? Every once in awhile, you should try to move beyond the jeans and t-shirts and soccer mom hair, and be u-neek!
I didn't just buy bobs at hair fair. I also found some great unusual hairstyles that can be used to create fun looks. I love DarkerSide's retro Victory style. I bought it early on at the fair and noticed it was nice and low arc. I ended up wearing it the entire time I was shopping. I was so excited to hear that House of Munster is back. I fell in love with Lola, with the built in horns. What a wonderful idea! Katat0nik has a wonderful kinda bob style hair. You can change the color of the hair, the streaks, and the bow. It is perfect for matching any outfit. Finally, BC322, which makes great unique styles, released this pink streaked hair - it's a color combination I'm sort of obsessed with at the moment - black and hot pink.
This is the end of the Bobs of Hair Fair series of posts. I wasn't able to get all the bobs, because, well, I kinda ran out of money, so I had to make some hard choices. I may go back later to pick up more bobs, though. I am definitely a fan of W&Y Hair, and I really like how this style covers the left eye. I was drawn to the SyDS Hair style because of the little piece of hair that hangs in front of the right eye. The Rock Candy style is short in the back and much longer in the front, one of my favorite RL styles, and HCT's smooth, chic style is very simple and elegant. The last two are styles that I've worn while growing out my bobs in RL. ♥
Here are four more of my favorite bobs from Hair Fair. I love the neck whisps and the side swept bangs with Clawtooth's hair, and the cute pin backed bangs from Surf Co. It's what I do sometimes when I'm trying to grow out my bangs. Uncleweb Studio's hair has that wonderful asymmetric razor cut look. And Curio! I was so excited to see new hair from them! I love the stacked back and the angle towards the mouth. It was the only pack I didn't buy in the black tones, because the vamp colors are so rich.
I bought a lot of bobs at Hair Fair. I can't help it. I'm addicted to them. I love, love LOVE the Amacci style, and !lamb's curls, and the choppy bangs with the Fashionably Dead hair, and the line of the Raspberry Aristocrat hair.
I hope everyone is looking forward to the Hair Fair. There are tons of gifts and some really amazing new hair releases. It took me about three hours to go through the fair this morning. I am VERY lucky to have a blogger pass, so there was no lag. Be sure to plan lots of time, and join the Hair Fair DEMO Group so you can try things on before you get there.
For my first Hair Fair post, I want to share some of my favorite freebies/dollarbies available throughout. (Not all items in the photos are free/dollarbies - I've provided a link to the Hair Fair booth for those items that are gifts). I'm not even close to being finished going through all the gifts, though. There is SO much more.
And remember - All creators have at least 3 new releases for the fair and one of them is a donation item with 50% of the proceeds going to Wigs for Kids. The new styles are not available anywhere else!
In response to the Plurk Blogger Challenge, I started sifting through my inventory. Wow, do I have some horrible things in there. It's frightening. However, I did find some hidden gems from my noob days. I'm not as old as many of the other bloggers - just about 1 1/2 years in SL, so I can't pull out the stuff from 2006 or 2007. I did find some of my old favorites. I was very thankful for one shop in particular when I was a noob, Dogyanya2 and their lucky boards. It always seemed to hit "I" when I was there! \o/
I just went back and visited the shop again and all three dresses are still on the lucky board. They're cute, well made, and don't look noobish at all. I got my Tesla pumps from Free Dove and for awhile, they were my only shoes. I couldn't stomach the blinging boots that seem to be so popular. I don't remember how I found Dogyanya2, but I took all my friends there when they were new. There is also a nice freebie area on the sim with some other cute dresses, shoes, and accessories.
My very first skin purchase was this Chai skin by Launa Fauna. This skin is no longer available, but Launa Fauna's shop has some beautiful new skins that are among some of my current favorites.. And my first hair purchase (after getting the obligatory free hair from Gurlywood and Diversity was the Milano style from Armidi. I thought it looked a lot like my RL hair, and I wore it ALL the time in my 1st couple months in SL.
Skin: Chai Skin by Launa Fauna - Sugar - Tangerine Dream (no longer available)
Some items featured on this blog may be review copies and/or gifts from designers and friends. Unsolicited review copies are welcome, but please be aware that I am only an occasional blogger, and I cannot guarantee an item will be blogged. Blogging decisions are not based on whether an item was a gift or a purchase, but are merely a reflection of my own personal style and taste (or lack thereof).