Archive for the ‘Curio’ Category

Liv-Glam - McQueen Stud Dress - Me - Model 6 - Front_001

Liv -Glam is known for having some of the greatest sales in SL. She is very good at stripping me of a ton of money every single week! I however score a ton of great clothing so it’s a good deal. Miss Jones, the avatar behind Liv-Glam also does fantastic high fashion photos   of all her outfits, but I just wanted to show you that no matter what your style, you can find something at Liv-Glam.

This new release called McQueen Stud Dress reminded me of the old slip dresses updated with spikes for an edgy modern look. This completely reminds me of the slip Elizabeth Taylor wore in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Just pair this dress with a pale skin with deep red lips and you get a great vintage glam Hollywood look. Just taken to 2013. This style is my happy place, it’s more me then anything else is in SL.

This dress comes with 24 different colour versions, most with silver studs, some with this copper studs. Lots of different colours to play with, something is sure to please, actually more then one version is sure to please. It was hard picking ust one colour to show. This dress being a new release is 375L.

Liv-Glam - Rhawnie - Still LIve - Spaces - Breathing Out And In - Front_001

If you want to get in touch with your wicked half, I would suggest getting one of Liv-Glams Monday sale items called Rhawnie 2. It shows as being Cheetah and Blue Jean material on the sales ad, but it looked Cheetah and Black in my lighting, and it just said Dark Priestess…Gothy to me with the head scarf.

With the right skin and eyes, this outfit goes from fashionable to eerie. I’m sure the more punky gothy types among you are already thinking of the tattoos and piercings you can add to this to make it even more dark looking.  Go for it! Let your imagination wander on this beginners canvas.

You can pick it up all this week for just 99L and see what you can make with it.

Liv-Glam - Candace Dress - LAP - Curves - Baby Got Back - Side_001

Bold, Bright and Colourful. A lot of today’s fashion icons revel in colour, never fading into the background, always making a splash everywhere they go. If you like to dress as bright as your personality, Liv-Glam has a this great dress called Candace, it comes with 6 bright colour versions of this pattern on the hud. This dress also has great curves to it. With Candace, Baby has got back, hips and a great narrow waist.

Candace is in this weeks 55L Thursday sales so it’s only 55L. 55L for 6 dresses, you can’t beat that.

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Photo 1 – McQueen Stud Dress

Skin – This skin is from Gala Phoenix, it’s from her Jewel Set in the Gold Tones. It’s Black Diamond Make Up Version 2 in Honey (Pale).  It’s nice to see Gala Phoenix back, and her work up again in SL in the Curio sim. This skin 1.500 for one makeup duo pack alone or you can get 6 make up duo packs for 2,000 lindens. Pretty much a no brainer which you should get. All fatpacks should be priced like this. Then watch my inventory really explode.

Hair – This is hair 134 from Love Soul in Jet Black. I found it had a little hole in the back but putting a black hair base under it hid it well enough to make it buyable and enjoyable to wear. It and hair 135 are their new releases right now and are on 50% off as of publishing. This means they are 90L per single hair colour.

Nails – The nails I am wearing are from Izzie’s Metallic Nails. You get a rainbow of 40 metallic shades for just 199L. You also get the best selection of skin matching gloves around. She has 13 in her collections including a white which for some reason is much easier to get a clean match from, then other gloves I’ve edited. I know, it makes no sense, it shouldn’t work that way, but it does for me. I don’t explain SL, I just play it. It’s gotten so that her gloves are the only gloves I use, I have hers in a file called gloves in my prim nail file, and when I make a glove for a skin I label it with the skin name and keep it in that file. I just throw everyone elses gloves away, unless it’s a skin designer who has matched the glove to their skin. I hope everyone who wears prim nails starts bugging designers to do this.

Eyes – From Mayfly, these are the Liquid Light Mesh Eyes in Pale Paris Shadow. With Mayfly you get 4 sets of eyes with varying shades of the whites for 99L. You can also get the same package but in the old school SL eyes, for the same price, the choice is up to you.

Photo 2 – Rhawnie 2

Hair – I used the Boon Gathered Mid Hairbase in Black. This hairbase is sold at Boon and is made to be worn with a set variety of hair styles, and it looks like hair pulled back in a pony tail. It works well as a stand alone hair piece under scarves like this. It costs 100L for 15 colours. Check out the hairs that are made for this hair base, you might like them.

Skin – Glam Affair – Gio – Black Snow. I’m not sure where I got this, but it doesn’t seem to be on sale anymore in the store. It was probably an event somewhere. Have a peek in your inventory, you might have it.  The Gio skin line is still alive and well at Glam Affair though so have a peek at the other great make ups.

Nails – I am wearing a cheetah print nail to match the print in the top. I’m never one to pass up a sale, and this is a great sale. I got this nails from Fab.Pony. All their prim nails are 30L a set, and include nails for sizes 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 hands. The Gold Cheetah set included 3 different versions of the nails, a straight cheetah  print, a french version with a black tip, and a version with a black half moon at the base of the nails. That’s a lot of prim nail goodness for 30L. These are some fun and pretty nails, if you like prim nails or just have wanted to see what the fuss is about, I would suggest going there and dropping  just a few lindens and trying some of these nails out. This is a bargain that can’t be beat.

Eyes – I used Mayfly eyes again and everything I said above still applies. This time the colour was Deep Sky Mesh Eyes in Dusky Cherise.

Photo 3 – Candace

Skin – This is a Heartsick skin from what is now Aeva. It was in the Devotion skin line, Eternity skin tone, and the make up is called Lime Twist. It doesn’t appear to be sold at the shop anymore but you can search your inventory to see if you have it already. The Devotion skin line in natural make up is still sold…500L for all skin tones included. There is a tattoo line called Neon in the shop, which looks a lot like the shadow used here, so you may be able to recreate the look, since the lips are close to the natural Aeva/Heartsick lips, just put a lipgloss tattoo on and you’ll be set.

Hair – I wore Amacci’s Sphinx hair in Ebony. This hair has a streak option that comes on a hud, I just picked the lime streak. It’s a fun play on an updo.  I paired it with a hair base from Amacci’s second set of hair bases. Both sets are free. The first set has a clean brushed back look, the second set has small tendrils of hair falling around your face. It’s nice to have options. I got the black pack for 250L. There are a lot of other single tone packs for the same price or you can get a fatpack of everything for 900L.

Nails – These nails are from Fab.Pony too, like above, and are called Gradients – Square Tip – Lime.  It’s a fun little design and comes in all the sizes mentioned above for the same price. 30 L.

Eyes – These eyes are from Aphotic Gloom, and is the shade Apple from their Claris Collection.  You get both the old SL eyes, both large and small,  and prim eyes for just 99L a colour. Or you can pick up the 4 pack of green shades for 199L. If you are going to get two, you might as well get them all!

Jewelry – The necklace and earring I’m wearing is from Luzuri, who is the new big name in jewelry for gowns. She also has some fun designs you can wear with dresses and this set called Tres Chic is one of them. You can buy this set in set stone versions for 400L for the necklace, earrings, bracelet and 2 rings, these sets are all metal change which is oh so nice.  The real fun however comes when you get the full colour change set which is 1,300 L or you can buy just the pieces you want, if your not a bracelet and ring girl you can be like me and just get the necklace and earrings. The necklace was 650L and the Earrings were 350. Now I have access to 9 gem stones to mix and match in the set or just to wear all one shade along with the 4 metal colours.  In the set above I wore mostly the yellow stone and a bit of the green stone thrown in. There are so many possible and beautiful combinations, you’ll be playing with it for months.

Photo Credits.

I took these photos on my Katink photo studio, using their studio textures. The first and 3rd photo are from their new Los Islas 1 pack, and the 2nd photos is from their Abandoned pack. All their studio textures have 10 full permissions textures in them so you can use them in any photo studio.

Photo 1 – Pose is from /me and is Model Pose 6 – Tried to find information on this pose pack but creator information was blank.

Photo 2 – Pose is from Still Life and set is called Spaces and the pose is Breathing In and Out (can’t make a link to Still Life…it seems to have moved or closed in the last month…will get back with a new address hopefully…sad face)

Photo 3 – Pose is from Long Awkward Pose – Set is called Curves and pose is called Baby Got Back – Store is closed, information given for those who might still have it.

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Yesterday I realized I forgot to show  you one of the ways that Nicky Ree’s latest piece of artistic brilliance, the Phoenix outfit could be worn, and being a bad blogger, I also forgot to tell you that it comes in 10 “brow wrinkling because what human could possibly pick just one” colours.  Today I’m going to show you just a small part of the beautiful black version in the most everyday version of the gown.  If you compare the beautiful black texture with it’s garden of flowers above, to the vibrant red etched in gold of yesterday’s Phoenix dress, you’ll see  how much effort, Ms Ree has taken to make each of the colours of the Phoenix gown have a flavour and texture all it’s own. They really are textural masterpieces.

As you can see, this way of wearing the Phoenix is a lot different then what I showed you yesterday but all that was done was to remove the front and back panels from the last outfit I showed.  This dress would be more at home on any dance floor, and really shows the outfits versatility, which is why I couldn’t leave this dress without one last posting. The sale is still on today, Wednesday the 29th, the dress being 980L, but that sale was suspose to have been over on the 28th so I encourage anyone who does want it to buy it now, don’t wait.  It will be up to 1200L any second now.

I said yesterday in my blog post that Alienbear Design’s necklace and earrings were versitile and would go with a lot of normal gowns, and I think the photos of them with this Phoenix version show that today. This whole  look shows you don’t have to get an Asian skin to look great in this dress and jewellery.  I think most people will end up regretting it if they don’t buy the whole set but if the head piece is too much for you, you can buy the necklace alone for 400L and the earrings for 200L.  I would like to point out to my fellow bargain shoppers that Alienbear is currently having a 50% off sale on almost the whole store, just their newest items are exempt from the savings.  Members of their group can save extra by buying gift cards at 10% off and spending them. That’s how I got my Phoenix set. *guilty grin* I’m not too proud to save 100L.

My hair is from JE*Republic and is called Tarae IIII in Umber. I love the sheen they have to their hair, which unfortunately their photographs do not show to the best advantage. They are having their winter sale now. I would really suggest going down and trying on some samples. I think you’ll be really impressed with the textures and the styles.  And if you love the demos the hair will only cost you 75L a pack while the sale is on. It’s hard to beat that.

I love this skin! This is a Christmas gift from Gala Phoenix in her update group “Gala and Rita Design Announcements”. I am wearing the Ice Queen -Happy Holiday’s in Petal Dark.  I think I love this skin the most because it looks so nice on me, which of course is a D’uh statement, but let’s put a little context in here. Gala skins were the first skins I ever fell in love with in SL, big serious mooning crush type love. Skins like Mismatched, Doily, Brazen, Film Noir, Sari, Russet just to name very few…I took advantage of her bulk buying system to get all the ones I loved without the freckles, and then when she made freckles optional I was able to get the freckles ones too sans freckles.  Glow was my skin of choice, but I got other skin colours too. When I say my mouth was built to wear Curio, I’m being literal. I remade my mouth so those beautiful stunning lip colours that were like nothing available anywhere else would have a suitable canvas.  I drove my best friend crazy with dozens of tiny changes, is this mouth better, or this one.

Then the new line came out…I was eager. It looked amazing. On everyone but me.  I kept going back and buying all the demos, hoping reality had rewritten itself and maybe I was just wrong. Reality stayed the same. Everyone else looked stunning in them, I looked like Ugly Betty.  I can’t say how it made me feel, a skin junky without her favourite smack. *twitch twitch*

So when I say I love this skin because it looks nice on me, this is a big deal, it means something has changed since I tried on the last skin set, I think Winter, so I’m going to be hitting the shop and trying on more as soon as the Linden Fairy allows! I suggest everyone reading who hasn’t tried Gala Skins get yourself to Curio do the same, you have no idea the treats that await you. You can always send me pictures and gloat about how good the skins look on you. *sulk*  Try their hair while you are at it. It’s one of my favs.

Lemania_Peacock_Short

 

Only Lemania Indigo can make a peacock dress with a texture and feel that outshines a peacock. This new dress from her French Farm collection, 1920’s Peacock..seen here the short version quickly became one of new favour dresses and it’s hard to peel it off of me. I’ve matched it with Curio Snood hair in blue black. I love this hair, it’s the ONLY hair to wear under hats. It’s smooth top means no hair popping out, and the lovely curl at the front and the bun low at the back adds interest to the hat.  I finished it off with my current favourite skin Redgrave – Vivian – Pale in smokey 2.  Got to love her fatpacks.