winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all ~ stanley horowitz
Hiyaa~~ So long overdue! Iíve been having the idea of starting afresh on a new blog for quite some time now; something neater with better formatting to really showcase the fashion within second life and also to integrate the updates of my new store. I finally did eet!! *spanks dustless blog* Hee, so from now onwards, all blog posts will be done here and so will store updates and all kindsa new awesome goodies!
Nov 16 will mark my 9 month anniversary of blogging, I know most people celebrate on a year-to-year basis as Tomoyo Brietman nicely reminded me, but I thought 9 was a good number for a celebration and an excuse for why I have a new blog heh. I really hope you like the layout of how things will be now ^^
So! For the first ever entry on my new blog, I decided to embrace fall/autumn whatever you’d like to call it; it’s a great time for jackets, something that we nearly forgot during the summer, but no heavy cumbersome winter wear which although snuggly can get too bulky~ I think fallís a great time to embrace colors too, since nature itself starts turning different shades during this time of year.
I see tons of new jackets and boots as releases lately and itís been awesome! I love layering and layering and overlayering and sometimes starring at sleeveless avatars makes me feel like the arms are missing something! Slap some prims on those naked arms!! *ahem*
The first look is a little homage to my very first post on my old blog, it seems just yesterday when I was happily hopping around the grid feeling all sparkly new and itís just weird how fast time flies~ I decided to use items from designers I first posted about mainly, Romi Juliesse, Junwave, Elate, HooT and M.R.M Factory. So taking items from these wonderful designers Iíve created a look fit for fall embracing colors!
This gorgeous jacket comes from M.R.M Factory and to be honest, I’ve never been to the store; the first necklace I got from them was a LE.LOOK gift and I was thrilled to finally take a peak around the store and saw that they had brilliant jackets! Classic ones that never really quite get old! I paired it with a pretty dress from Elate which many of you fashionistas would know is THE place to go for dresses! Elate has been a store I loved ever since my newbie days as they are incredibly newbie friendly when it comes to price and their newbie section was something I loooved during my earlier days. I’m so thrilled to have finally met Kellie Iwish and can say that not only are her creations beautiful, her personality is just glowing! My 2 pomeranians would have LOVED you Kellie ^^!
I took a trip down memory lane by visiting Romi Juliesse; my first ever skin was from Romi and oh how they have grown! There’s so many new skins that you guys need to check out. Their latest Rose which I did not feature is a tad more realistic than their usual. I know many of you have reservations about Romi who has a very unique skin tone and style for her skins, this new skin however comes in 6 (yes 6!) different skin tones and I think very easy to carry off for many shapes. I decided to wear all romi skins for this post, showing my appreciation to the first skin designer who has stolen my heart <3
And of course hair and eyes are something I love to have! Junwave is a weak spot of mine and many of my close friends know that every time they release something new, Iím there in mere minutes. Recently, Junwave has released some great Beanies that has some of the best beanie textures ever! Hoot is yet another brand I'm so glad to be speaking about again, I remember falling in love with Averie's first gift eyes and now her store has finally got itself a brilliant main in Starlust ^^ Do check it out! You might just find yourself walking out with new shapes and eyes~
The next look is something more bundled up and so very sweet and girly. I think something I love most about sl is how internationally mixed up it is. We get designers from all over the world and this look is top to toe from asian designers whom Iíve come to respect so much aesthetically. Of course the brilliant Jacket comes from KiiTos! KiiTos as some of you know sells poses for both men and women, but what I recently realized is their store comes fully stocked with great jackets that are all made for both genders! This means if you have a male shape on the same account, you can share!! This jacket I love so much because even though it’s mainly made for men, I can twist it to become extremely feminine with this lovely skirt from noju~ Noju is a store I found out about fairly recently during my non-blogging time. I fell in love with their creative feminine hair which I wished had better blonde textures, but I also love their girly patterns on their clothes. Like this skirt, come on! Doesn’t it feel like your grandma hand-sewn it with all her love and care? (nod along~)
My adorable boots comes from KAO and this has to be one of those must-have boots of the season cause I see it popping up everywhere and itís incredibly understandable! Unique design thatís extremely versatile and I can practically feel how comfy it is just by starring at the computer screen. I wish I had these in rl cause Iíll live in it all throughout the season. My favorite part of this look however lies in the pretty hair!! FUGEES Teardrop has been so kind to drop me some of her first few hair, I used it in my vendors and have recieved TONS of IMs asking me where it came from, and i’m so glad to say that FUGEES finally has herself a mainstore, Aurora Shop selling not only hair but also clothes as well! Do drop by and take a look, there’s a small collection now but all her hair is just NEEDS! They’re sooo pretty T_T
And last but not least, this is my edgy fall look that still embraces color, who said you canít look cool and grown up without color eh? The lovely jacket comes from… LAQ! Not only is LAQ some of the best skin makers out there, I must say they have some out of this world sculpting skills. This jacket just blows my mind with details! It looks so realistic and I compared it with a similar jacket I have in real life and Iíve come to the conclusion that LAQ makes it better. *humph to bad rl seamstress* I paired this jacket up with BeetleBone’s new Citrus Ala Mode which is just amazing and Iím not being biased! The pop of color on the waist area is just the right amount and suetabulous has learnt to texture so well iím really pretty envious right now… *gets into her brain* So proud of sue and I wish her all the best with her new releases. BeetleBones not only has fabulous new dresses up for grabs, they also have tons of dollarbies and ten-dollarbies (lol) up in the mainstore. I’d rush over and take some of those home because this robot has a tendency of taking down stuff after a while heh…
This look just isnít complete without Kookieís awesome releases that have been blowing my mind. Kookie now not only has shoes but also hair.. and omgah clothes!! *screams* All the more to brave the lag in Cupcakes because Iím in love with this loose wavy hair~ This hair is so close to my hair style in rl (when I actually blow dry it properly) and I heart so much. The boots? Well we all know by now how brilliant Kookie is with her shoes, so there really is no words to describe how mind-blowingly amazing it is!
So, I thank you for actually surviving through my long post~ I’m just so excited over this blog! *wiggle dances* I hope you guys like it too and also the looks! Till next time, hope youíre smelling the autumn breeze and keep yourself warm… No excuse not to even though there’s no actual seasons in sl!
Skin : Hannah in 02 | Romi Juliesse
Eye : Fantasma in Enchanted Forest | =HooT=
Lash : Twiggy | Redgrave
Hair : Emmy in Litchi | JUNWAVE
Jacket : World Walker in Frankfurt | M.R.M Factory
Dress : Penelope in Pink/White | Elate!
Underlayer : Tank Top in White | COCO
Socks : Flower Socks in White | HANAUTA
Scarf : Mraz Scarf in Aqua | Decoy
Shoes : Moccasins in Adobe | Naughty
Skin : Lexy in Light08 | Romi Juliesse
Eye : Smolder in Muddy | =HooT=
Lash : MoulinRouge | Redgrave
Hair : MiKa | Aurora Shop
Nails : Gift White Nails | MAI
Jacket : Sweat Donky Coat in Gray | KiiToS
Underlayer : Turtle Neck in Pink | SUGARCUBE
Skirt : Tsugihagi Dress | noju
Shoes : Suede Fringe Boots in Camel | KAO
Skin : Helena in 03 | Romi Juliesse
Eye : Smoulder Eyes in Subdermal Hematorna | =HooT=
Hair : Kate in Mocha Brown | Kookie
Jacket : Grey Coat & Beige Long Cardigan | LAQ
Dress : Citrus Ala Mode in Fanta Orange | BeetleBones
Leggings : Complimentary Leggings in Black | Random Fashions
Scarf : Layered Scarf in Teal | Viva La Glam
Shoes : Pomski Boots in Autumn Red | Kookie
ami*s, KiiToS, LAP, Olive Juice, Pretzel Poses, SLC