Settle Down

•June 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Happy Hump Day all! I know its been a few days since my last post, but things have been picking up with heading back to work for me! Although, I am happy to say, that Jane has released some lovely new dresses for summer!  There are two different styles and I have to say, they are both just lovely!  I enlisted the help of a new friend to help show these off! He’s a new comer to SL, though you wouldn’t know it by his great fashion sense!  If you haven’t swung by Janie Marlowe’s  shop to check out her brand new meshy goodness, I suggest you get over there!  I know it’s a short one today, but I’ll be back with more this week (hopefully!)!!

The Basics (Idina)  –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Absinthe Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Chelle – Dreamy Eyeshadows, Chelle – Kissable Lips – Pink, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair- Truth -Kirbie – Cranberry (Mesh)
  • Dress – Jane – Blake Dress – Turquiose (Mesh)
  • Shoes – GOS – Pimp Your Pumps – Maryjane ballet – Aqua
  • Jewelry – League – Vintage Jewelry Set , Earthstones – Johanna Ring – Moonstone
  • Pose – Olive Juice

The Basics (Drew) – 

  • Skin- Body Co. – Hunter – Tan
  • Eyes – .id. / Mens Dept. / Aqua (mesh)
  • Shirt- SPL Splendeurs Tartan GreyREd (mesh)
  • Pants-Blue Jeans M7
  • Shoes- *VOONER* Deck Shoes (mesh)
  • Hair- *DROT* Jeremy 2.0 – blonde
  • Accessory- SPL Necklace Surfboard / Splendeurs Bracelet *made2surf*
  • Tats- [sleepy bozer] love kills slowly
  • Sunglasses are [hoorenbeek] Retro- Men
  • Pose – Olive Juice

The Basics (Idina)  –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Absinthe Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Chelle – Dreamy Eyeshadows, Chelle – Kissable Lips – Coral, Pekka – Eyeliner Combo – #5, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair- Truth -Roma 2 – Cranberry
  • Dress – Jane – Shasta Dress – Melon (Mesh)
  • Shoes – GOS – Pimp Your Pumps – Maryjane court – Ivory
  • Jewelry – League – Vintage Jewelry Set , Earthstones – Johanna Ring – Coral
  • Pose – Olive Juice

The Basics (Drew) – 

  • Skin- Body Co. – Hunter – Tan
  • Eyes – .id. / Mens Dept. / Aqua (mesh)
  • Shirt-Blue V-Neck M2
  • Pants-Blue Jeans M7
  • Shoes- *VOONER* Deck Shoes (mesh)
  • Hair- *DROT* Jeremy 2.0 – blonde
  • Accessory- SPL Necklace Surfboard / Splendeurs Bracelet *made2surf*
  • Tats- [sleepy bozer] love kills slowly
  • Sunglasses are [hoorenbeek] Retro- Men
  • Pose – Olive Juice

 

Viva La Vida

•June 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hello all! Hope your week is coming to a close on a good note,  I know that I’m certainly happy it’s the weekend!  I know I promised more posts, this week, but there was lots going on inworld and out of world!  Lots of movies that I want to see recently, and I decided to treat myself to two this week! Prometheus was freaking awesome, if you haven’t seen it yet, just do it!  I also saw Snow White and the Huntsman, and while I enjoyed it, it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.  Ah well. . .

So today I’m going to be giving you the fillet of Chic’s birthday event, because there was just too much amazing stuff to photograph it all (not to mention I’m sure loads of folks are blogging about this amazing event!).  I’ve picked out my four absolute favorite outfits, and I’m going to display them here.  I’ve not had a lot of interaction with Chic management, aside from Culture Shock 2012 and of course their birthday event, but I have to say I’m really getting to love what this company puts together!

For the full list of vendors, I definitely recommend checking out Chic’s website here!

And now, onto the wonderful outfits!


The Basics (Idina)  –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Pekka – Hydra Lip Balm – #1, Pekka – Mystic Eyeliner – Orange, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair- Pomme D Amour – Birds & Bees – Sangria (Mesh)
  • Dress – 1 Hundred – My Li’l Crochet Dress – Peach (Mesh)
  • Shoes – GOS – Pimp Your Pumps – Maryjane ballet – Cream
  • Jewelry – Caroline’s Jewelry – Free As A Bird, Whippet & Buck – Enough of That Ring – Cream
  • Pose – PDA


The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Pekka – Flora Lipstick – #1, Pekka – Classy Eyeshadow – Gold, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair- Burley – Reena – Red 2 (Mesh)
  • Romper – Ricielli – Papi jumpsuit – Striped (Mesh)
  • Shoes – Maitreya – FLF Booties (Mesh)
  • Jewelry – MG – Eden Sun Pendant Long (Mesh)
  • Pose – PDA


The Basics (Idina) Romper 2 –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Pekka – Hydra Lip Balm – #4, Pekka – Party Eyeshadows – Fushia & Green, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair- Lelutka – Demeter – Jessica (Mesh)
  • Dress- Sassy! – Casual Chic Dress – Cherry Blossom  (Mesh)
  • Shoes – Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Dew
  • Jewelry – Earthstones – Tumbled Jewelry Set – Spring Garden
  • Pose – Adorkable Poses


The Basics (Idina) Romper 2 –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Pekka – Hydra Lip Balm – #3, Pekka – Classy Eyeshadow – Uva, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair- Lelutka – Aphrodite – Jessica  (Mesh)
  • Dress – CIA – Dotted Party Dress
  • Shoes – Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Royal
  • Jewelry – Chloe – Honeycombe Ring – Charchol, Chloe – honeycomb Earrings – Charchol
  • Pose – Adorkable Poses

~ Idi

faMESHed June!

•June 5, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Peka – Flora Lipstick 3, Elymode – gluttony Shadows Smooth – Caramel, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2,
  • Eyelashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Hair-  Wasabi Pills – Claire – Rogue (Mesh)
  • Dress – Jane – Mary ellen Dress – Raven (Mesh)
  • Shoes – Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Black 
  • Jewelry – MG – Bow Ring , Paper Couture – Romance Earrings
  • Pose – !bang Poses

Happy Tuesday! As I promised I would update more this week, and I’m starting off with some great finds at FaMESHed!! This first photo features a great new prefab from Trompe Loeil (one of my favorite stores ever!) A wonderful little garden scene, that I know I’ll be using lots in the future! Cory’s builds are always so amazing, and her attention to detail as well.

Also from this month’s faMESHed is this wonderful new set of dresses from Jane, coming in two packs. This one is all solid colors with some great coloring details on the fringes, and a pack with patterned dresses! The fits are wonderful, definitely worth checking out!  Wasabi Pills released this new hair as well for this month, and it’s always nice to find a good short do. The great thing about this hair is it’s nonrigged mesh so you can size it to fit.

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Dutch touch – Esmee  Lipstick 4, Elymode – Gluttony Shadows – Chocolate, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2,
  • Eyelashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Hair-  Truth – Georgeina – Cranberry
  • Romper – Boom – Play Belted Romper – Dark Blue (Mesh)
  • Shoes – Maitreya – Radical Boots – Caramel  (Mesh) 
  • Jewelry – MG – Lealoa Mecklace – Short (Mesh)
  • Pose – !bang Poses

This is another great outfit from this month’s faMESHed from Boom Clothing. Romper’s are totally doing it for me lately, so when I saw this I just had to get one. It took a little bit of fussing with my shape, but I think the fit is great, and the  jewelry from MG worked out so well with this piece!  There is lots more to check out at this monthly event, including some great furniture pieces from Cheeky Pea, trees from Organica, and of course lots of great clothing from Aura, Geometry, and E! Apparel!  If you haven’t gotten the chance to give this month’s faMESHed a look-see, you definitely should!

That’s going to be it for today lovelies, but I’ll have more coming soon with some great finds I had at the Chic 2 birthday event!

~Idi

Beach Bunny

•June 3, 2012 • 1 Comment

Yanno, living in Florida you would think I would make it to the beach more often.  Summer has been in full swing down here for a few weeks now (scorching heat and humidity.. yay…)  and while I was  working on these photos I  couldn’t help but think that it’s literally been years since I’ve been to the beach.  Ah well, that’s the great thing about Second Life I suppose. All of the cute beach wear with none of the sand in uncomfortable places!

Happy Sunday all, and I hope the weekend has been good to you so far!  This weekend starts lots of wonderful things, first and foremost, I’m feeling better ( just had surgery this past week, no fun at all) and not to mention Collabor-88 and FaMESHed will be updating or are already updated!  FaMESHed I know has updated because I was there this morning checking out this month’s  tent of goodies, and I will definitely be trolling the C-88 sim to see what’s up there later today!

Today also starts the beginning of Chic Management’s Chic2 event, which is running from June 3rd to June 24th in celebration of the ir second birthday!  I am so looking forward to checking out this event. Wifey managed to score an invite to the preview which is very exciting, and she has given me some great sneak peek’s on what will be up at this event!  4pm SLT is when the fun begins, be ready to shop til you drop!

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyeslids – Slink – Mesh Eyelids (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Dutch touch – Esmee  Glossy Red Lips, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2,
  • Hair-  Elikatira – Return – Red #5 (Mesh)
  • Bathing Suit – Boom – Infinity Hibiscus – Blue
  • Shoes – Slink – Mesh Barefeet – Tiptoe  (Mesh) 
  • Jewelry – NOD – Puka Abalone Set
  • Pose – What Next

Today is just a short one, I’m just posting up my photos for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Week of Color Challenge, lat week was Cobalt Blue and I decided to break out this wonderful swimsuit from BOOM!  Up until really recently I didn’t even own a bathing suit in SL, but I have since seen the light and own several really cute pieces from this store!  The surf board is compliments of What Next from the 2012 Pose Fair. I’ve had this item rezzed since I bought it and it’s nice to finally get to show it off in a picture! Another wonderful item is one of the FOUR new hairs from Elikatira!! I was starting to wonder when we’d see something new from her, but I have to say all four hairstyles are simply wonderful. Clean cut, and yet still so fashionable! They have been out for a few days now, so I definitely recommend heading down there to check them out!!

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Teal Hazel (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Petticoat Lane – Diva Lashes, Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Dutch Touch – Esmee Lipstick 2, Chelle – Basic Eyeliner (Freebie) – Full Liner Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair-  Wasabi Pills – Lola Summer – Rogue (Mesh)
  • Romper – ColdLogic – Briggs – Keylime (Mesh)
  • Shoes – GOS – Espadrilles 
  • Jewelry –  Je Suis – Voyante Jewelry Set (Plain)
  • Pose – Ploom
This outfit right here is one of the new romper’s from one of my favorites, Coldlogic!  I have missed quite a few releases from here with my absence recently so it was nice to go in and just kind of have a mesh filled shopping spree with picking up these and a few other newer items from this collaborative store! Love them. Period.  In the interest of not sounding like a complete fan girl, I’m going to move on! The hair I’m wearing in this one is from Wasabi Pills and is a nice take on an already released hair, perfect for summer fun and beach outings, it comes with a variety of scarf and ponytail color options!
I think this about wraps it up for me today, I’ll be back soon with all the new goodies from the Chic Birthday event as wells as fun stuff from faMESHed and C-88!
~Idi


Everyday’s Like Talking In Your Sleep

•May 26, 2012 • 1 Comment

Wow, I’ve missed this over the last few weeks.  It feels so nice to just sit down and write again, and I’m so happy to be back. My departure was a bit unplanned, but with my Grandmother’s passing, I really just needed some time to myself to sort things and grieve properly.

She passed away on May 2nd, and her service was gorgeous and filled with celebrating her life and good memories of what she was and brought to our family. I am thankful for everyone’s support in and out of world. She’s no longer suffering, and I thank God for that as well.

I’ve also managed to find a new job! As much as working from home was convenient it wasn’t good for me, so it’s been really wonderful to get out of the house everyday and socializing with people again.

Soo, I’m not even sure where I want to start, heh. I’ve missed so much over the last four weeks, and I had planned to do giant spreads on a few awesome events, but now it seems a bit.. late.  I am still planning on doing a spread on Culture Shock even though the event is near finished. For today though, I think I’ll start with playing catch up on Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge! So let’s get started.

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Tres Blah – Glossed Skin – Tan (For C-88)
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Dark Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Chelle – Moscato Kisses Lipstain – D, Tres Blah – Freckles
  • Hair-  Lelutka – Pompai – Jessica
  • Top- Happy – Elan Jacket – Briar Rose
  • Pants – Happy – Release The Hounds – Coal
  • Stockings- Insolence – Carmen Pantyhose – Black
  • Shoes – Peqe – G Wedge – Anti V
  • Jewelry – Whippet&Buck – Enough of That Ring – Navy (Mesh), League – Vintage Jewelry Set
  • Pose – Olive Juice

So this first one here is for the color Thistle, and It is still one of my favorite non-mesh outfits that I own. Wifey and I found this store, Happy back around the FEstival of Sin, and we fell in love. Which of course means we went to the mainstore and promptly bought the place out. I love how unique this outfit is and at the same time not so outlandish that you get those random IM’s from people ask what exactly it is that I’m wearing. Happy has a great assortment of things that are fashionable but not so revealing, yet still feminine and sexy.  I really need to head there again one of these days and see what kind of releases I’ve missed, haha.

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Absinthe Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Petticoat Lane – Diva Lashes, Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Boom – Pale Pucker Ups – Red, Chelle – Basic Eyeliner (Freebie) – Full Liner Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair-  Lamb – Betty Jean -Sun Dried Tomatoes (Mesh)
  • Dress- Celoe – April Dress – Fanta (Mesh)
  • Shoes – Maitreya – Radical Boots – Caramel  (Mesh) 
  • Jewelry – Whippet&Buck – Enough of That Ring – Navy (Mesh), Je Suis – Voyante Jewelry Set
  • Pose – Olive Juice

This was to be one of the outfits I was planning to use for not only the color Pueblo, but also my write up of Culture Shock. Alas, I wasn’t able to get to it, so I’ll just give a short little blurb about the event here. There was (maybe are, if it’s still going on) great designers who signed up for this event, and Iw as really impressed with how much of the items were up for 50% or 100% towards Médecins Sans Frontières. If you wanted to check out a more detailed write up, check out The Wifey’s Blog! The dress from Celoe, I purchased at Culture Shock, as well as this wonderful statement jewelry from Je Suis! If the even is still going on for the last few days of May, I suggest you take a peek, if you haven’t already!

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Ikon – Utopia Eyes – Silver/Blue
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Soft Pink Lips, Elymode – Gluttony Shadows – Cream, Chelle – eyeliner – Full, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair-  Truth – Enisa – Cranberry
  • Top – Coldlogic – Somers – Pink (Mesh)
  • Shorts – Jane – Every Day Shorts – Khaki (Mesh)
  • Shoes – MyStyle – Rivea Pumps – Pink Flowers
  • Jewelry – Whippet&Buck – Enough of That Ring – Navy (Mesh), Yummy – Featherweight earrings – White, Yummy – Featherweight Nckelace
  • Pose – Ploom
Pink isn’t really a strong color in my closet, but thankfully I was able to pull this great top out from one of my favorite stores, Coldlogic.  I love the style of this particular top. It’s fresh, and not the same old same old that we see in SL. The shorts from Jane (another huge favorite of mine), are another great piece that I find myself wearing constantly. So there it is folks, Deep Pink for the color challenge!
I have one more to show and then I’ll wrap this massive post up, and I’ll hopefully be back to a normal posting schedule now that I’ve gotten past this hurdle.

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Dutch Touch – Esmee – Fair
  • Eyes – Ikon – Horizon Eyes v2 – caramel
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Chelle – Kissable Lips – Frosted, Chelle – Eyeliner – Full,  Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair-  Lamb – Ruby – sun Dried Tomatoes (Mesh)
  • Top – Jane – To Dye For Tank – Gold (Mesh)
  • Jeans – Jane 0 Sweet and Low Jeans – Indigo (Mesh)
  • Shoes – UFO – Day Dream Ballet Shoes – Birds
  • Jewelry – Kunglers – Nightengale Set
  • Pose – Phresh

Lots of Jane in this outfit, and that is because she just released these wonderful jeans and a several new tank options!  Fun fun! I always get excited when Janie Marlowe releases something new because it’s alway cute, fashionable and modest but not too much. I’m sure I sound a bit like a fan girl here, but I can’t get enough of this designer.  These items as wells as her new Boyfriend Tanks, Drifter Halter, and Casey Halter are all new releases this week and come in an assortment of wonderful colors! Go check em out!

So this last photo catches me up in the color challenge, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it! I’ll be back in a  few days with some more random goodness! Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!

~Idi


I Remember You

•April 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday all! Another crazy week both in and out of SL for me, with the Pose Fair getting ready to come to a close and the  Fantasy Faire’s last day as well (Today), I though today’s post should be a little something from both!  I personally, am I -huge- fan of fantasy.. well pretty much anything, and while I wasn’t able to get to all eight sims, I was really happy with some of the great finds I did make in the three or so that I managed to get through!  There was definitely a lot of great swag to be had at this faire, from great new hair to some great petite mesh avis!  I decided to bulk up my wardrobe a bit with some great medieval-themed gowns. This amazing dress and circlet come from Kouse’s Sanctum, and I just adore it! If you can manage to spare a bit of time tonight to catch a bit of the Faire before it closes I definitely recommend it!

Some other definite mentions in this set of photos today is the wonderful backdrop. The Skydome and great mountains/grass areas are  from Trompe Loeil and the Ruins I picked up on the marketplace for an amazing 100L  from Suki Hawker , it was a great addition, and the fact that it’s mod made it all the more great to work with. Set building is something newish for me, so right now I’ve got to hunt through the marketplace and hope I can find things that match my imagination. So far I’ve not been let down, and I hope to learn building one of these days!

I  hope everyone’s weekend has been great, and leads into a good week to come! I’ll be back in a  few days with some more fun! 

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Tres Blah – Adored Redux – Tan
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Glacial Night, Absinthe Shadow (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Chelle – Basic Liner -Black, Mix And Match Shadows – Blue/Purple
  • Hair-  Wasabi Pills – Hawk – Rouge (Mesh)
  • Dress- Krouse’s Sanctum – Juniper
  • Shoes – SLink – Tiptoe Barefeet (Mesh)
  • Jewelry – Whippet&Buck – Enough of That Ring – Navy (Mesh), Krouse’s Sanctum – Fiona Circlet – Wrought Iron, Earthstones – Tumbled Bracelet – Spectrum
  • Poses – Glitterati & Olive Juice

~ Idi

Second Hand Faith

•April 23, 2012 • 3 Comments

Happy Monday everyone! I know it’s been a few days, but my weekend was a bit full this week, and I lapsed on my posting. I hope everyone had a great weekend, there was tons to do!  Wifey and I had our grand opening on Friday and I have to say, I think it was an all around success! It was a small and more intimate party than the usual SL shindig, but I know I personally had a blast! Lots of friends stopped in, and there was amazing music compliments of Lucky Spiritor! Thank you again to everyone that could make it, it meant a lot to us!

Also this weekend there was the Pose Fair still going on, as I’m sure most of you know, and the Fantasy Fair started!! Eight whole sims of fantasy goodness! I haven’t been there to check it out yet, but I have plans to tonight! So excited!!  And then finally the end of The Pixel Bean’s Date auction was on Sunday, hosted by Harlow Heslop! I decided to give it a go, and I was bought by the same person that I won! (Pretty funny if you ask me!).  There were lots of people and all that good stuff. Was a fun time, for sure!

Lastly today, I leave you with my picture for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, shuttle grey! I know a lot of people did this -amazing- dress by BOOM for the color Royal Purple, but I kind of felt it warranted another debut, because it’s just awesome!  Hope everyone has a wonderful day, and I’ll be back later in the week with more pretties!

The Basics (Idina) –

  • Skin – Tres Blah – Indie Starlet – Tan
  • Eyes – Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes – Hazy Rainshower (Mesh)
  • Lashes – Miamai – Erotica Lashes (Mesh)
  • Makeup – Chelle – Kissable Lips – Frosted, Miamai – Freckles Pack 2
  • Hair-  Magicka – Remember – Color Pack 1 (Mesh)
  • Dress- Boom – Hye Tube Dress – Ash (Mesh)
  • Shoes – Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Black
  • Jewelry – Whippet&Buck – Enough of That Ring – Navy (Mesh), JCNY – Lover’s Knot
  • Pose – Adorkable Poses – Pencil
~ Idi