Tuesday, September 30, 2008

*Alchemy* Latest Releases

Alchemy is one of those stores that when you walk in, you're greeted with an array of bright, vivid colors that make you smile.  Constanza Volare's latest new releases are no exception.  There are a mixture of gorgeous, well detailed gowns and adorable sweater dresses.

Aire is a bold print sweater dress with adorable ruffled sleeve.  The bare shoulder adds a hint of sexiness, and the bright pink leggings add that pop of color that certainly makes a bold statement.  Aire is available in red, sky, purple, pink, black, and white (pictured).  Each dress has the same wild design, and come with matching leggings.  Aire is $180 L, or you can buy the fat pack of all 6 colors for $900 L.

Next up is Happy.  Another adorable sweater dress with leggings.  Happy has a cute polka-dot print, with 2 different color leggings, and 2 different types of skirts.  The texturing of this dress is superb.  The shading and buttons add an extra splash of detail that makes this sweater dress very realistic.  Happy comes in 6 colors:  teal, lime, yellow, red, pink, and sky (pictured).  Happy is sold individually by color for $180 L or a fat pack of all 6 colors for $900 L.  This dress is perfectly named, it really does make you happy!

The last dress pictured is Nostalgia in teal.  Nostalgia is a dress that makes me nostalgic for the 50s.  The neckline is gorgeous, and adds a hint of sexiness.  The prim skirt is nicely done, very little editing to make it sit well.  It also flows very well when you walk.  Nostalgia comes in 7 colors:  silver, gold, red, pink, purple, sky, and teal (pictured).  It is sold for $200 L per color or a fat pack of all 7 colors for $900 L.

Alchemy is packed full of so many gorgeous finds, you're sure to fall in love.  Visit the mainstore located at Emilia.

Review: Persona

Myllie Writer, the very talented designer of Persona sent over some goodies for me to review last night.  I've always been a fan of hers, and fall in love with every new release.

The first outfit pairs the Dita Knit Blouse in blue, with the Barb Plaid Pants in charcoal.  I love this sweater.  The neckline is fresh and modern.  The textures and colors are rich.  It comes available on every layer, so you can wear it tucked in like in the first shot, or untucked in the second shot.  The detailing on both layers are exceptional, and the bottom of the sweater is nicely finished.  The second shot shows the blouse in green and the pants in coffee.  Other available colors in the sweater are:  black, brown, purple, red and white, and a fat pack of all 7 colors is available.  The pants come in 8 colors with a fat pack available as well.  Other colors available are:  brown, burgundy, dark turquoise, green, indigo, and purple.  These separates are perfect for welcoming fall, and can be mixed and matched with so many different items.

The next is the Iris Knitted Top, and is available in 9 colors.  Each color has the same amazing detailing that makes Persona the wonderful brand that it is.  Shown here in red, the other available colors are:  black, blue, brown, green, grey, purple, white, and yellow.

The last outfit may possibly be one of my favorites in the bunch.  Mollie is an adorable black mini skirt, with grey tights, purple tank-top, and flower lace top.  I love the detail on the sheer top, and the richness of the color.  The skirt moves well, and needed very little editing to fit perfectly.  I usually have to edit all skirts to get the perfect look, but this one took very little.

The poses used in this picture are from Persona's Shooting Poses Packs 14 & 15.

If you haven't been out to see Myllie's new sim, head over and see it.  Check out her new releases while you're there!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Kunglers Releases

Over the past few weeks the Kungler sisters have shared with me some of their fabulous designs, and honestly each week they just get better and better. I started with the two new releases this week.

The first outfit is the Antartida outfit, the latest addition to their fabulous Couture line. Included in this outfit is the gorgeous blouse which comes in 2 different versions. The version I chose was the one that was a bit less sheer for a more glamorous look, but the sheerer version is tastefully done as well. The knee length black skirt is perfect, it almost has a velvet look, which is perfect for the upcoming holidays. The belt comes on the jacket layer, and the awesome feather prim sleeves and neck. This look is the perfect holiday look, and will be perfect for all those parties you'll be attending.

The next outfit is Grecca. The Kungler sisters must have been in a party mood this week, because this dress looks like something you'd wear to a party. I love the length of the skirt, it looks great with a pair of heels to show off your legs, but it's not too short. The gold corset is perfect and the textures look like they are picking up the reflection from the light. I was wowed when I tried this on. The corset looks good without the bolero as well. It doesn't show too much skin, but just enough.

Bella is next. And I think of all the outfits that AvaGardner and Barbra have sent me, this is the one that I love the most. Of course, I say that with every new release. The wrap shirt fits perfectly, and comes in a sheer version and regular. I'm wearing sheer here, and as you can see, the sheer version isn't so sheer that you'd have to wear something under it. It's actually perfect. It reminds me of the beach, and even though it's getting colder here in real life, in SL I can wear summer wear all year long!

Ellen is an rich orange color, which is perfect for this time of year. I love orange, but don't wear it too often. In this outfit, it's absolutely perfect. The deep v of the neckline is tasteful but sexy. One of the outfits that makes Kunglers the brand that it is.

Last but not least is the Metropolli. I love the black and white print of this dress. I love the way the Kungler sister's embrace prints. Their designs are beautifully thought out and designed, and always leave me wishing I had their designs in my 1st life. The fabulous thing about these outfits are most all of them come with jewelry or manicures, which means you get so much more for your money.

AvaGardner and Barbra are doing a fantastic job. If you haven't been out to visit them, take the time. You won't be disappointed!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

RIDDLE Latest Release - Skully Argyle

RIDDLE is a store that I stumbled across after a friend gave me the landmark. I love how their designs are edgy, but not so much that I look like I'm "trying" to be edgy. That might not make sense, but if you know me, you know that I'm not really hardcore. So, when I can find designs that have that edge, but still are cute and flirty, then you've won me over.

I made a trip into RIDDLE today just to see if there was anything new, and I was thrilled to see this adorable argyle sweater dress. I'm a sweater dress fanatic. I love how they hug your body, and still show off your legs. You can wear them with boots, a pair of leggings, or socks. So many different ways to wear them. The Skully Argyle is no different. The skulls give that edge, and the tight, short skirt give it that hint of sexiness that merges to become another fantastic RIDDLE creation. This sweater dress comes on every layer, so you can mix and match to your hearts content. Don't we love that?

The socks I'm wearing is the Cable Knit Stocking set. So many things come in this set! You can wear them as knee socks, thigh high stockings, or as a pair of cable knit tights. And, an added bonus is these are tintable. So the possibilities are endless! Such a great deal.

If you haven't been to RIDDLE, stop by for a visit. Their selection isn't huge, but what they have is very nicely done. I, for one, can't wait to see what they come up with next.

Spotlight: Fishy Strawberry

Fishy Strawberry is a store I stumbled across a few weeks back.  It's full of lots of loud, bright colors, and I just fell in love with it.  There is a growing selection, and the designs are very unique.  There is even a lucky chair in the store, and if you're like me, you just love shopping when suddenly your letter comes up.  Like a little present!

The first dress is the Buttoned Dress in black.  It's available in a few bright colors, but I chose the black and white.  There is even a little bra included to wear underneath the dress.  It's absolutely adorable and hugs your curves perfectly.

I believe my favorite purchase of all were these jeans in the color smog.  You get the jeans and the capris with 2 different cuffs.  I love the fit of these jeans.  They are loose, but not baggy, and the sculptie cuffs are adorable!  This is a great buy, 2 for the price of one.  I love it!

Next is the V-neck tee, Lolita.  I immediately was drawn to the bright colors on the top.  Again, the shirt is loose without being too baggy, but it creates a perfect silhouette.

Last is the Minihood in red.  Cropped hoodies and sweaters are really in for fall, and when I saw this in all the colors it was a really hard choice.  This hoodie looks perfect with a tee and a pair of jeans, or even with a jean skirt.  Perfect for those cool fall evenings.

If you haven't been to Fishy Strawberry, definitely stop in and check it out.  Fishy Strawberry is located on Star Beach Island.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Laid Back Bad Ass with Carina Fredricksson

The night that I met Emma, I also met Carina.  When I mentioned that I'd like to feature Carina on my blog, she was so excited!  It's taken me forever to finally get this posted, but she is someone who I've had so much fun with since I met her.  We have the same shopping philosophy - Just buy it!

When contemplating our outfits for this post, she decided we would go with what she calls "Laid Back Bad Ass".  If it wasn't for her, I would have never found these perfect grungy jeans.  You all can't see it here, but my ass looks incredible in these jeans!

Carina looks a little more bad ass then I do, but I tried!!  Thanks for posing with me Carina, I had a blast!!

Carina's Look:
Skin - Laqroki Tasha 11
Shape - by Carina
Hair - Detour Rhapsody II (Brown)
Eyes - Alady (DP) Eyes (Dark Brown)
Lashes - Redgrave Eyelashes 04/MoulinRouge
Jeans - *League Woodstock Jeans/Skinny Fit (Black)
Tank - LaLaFooFoo T-shirt Tank (Night)
Boots - Jaywalk Melisande (Onyx)
Belt - Refuge United Belt (Black)
Wristbands - ETD Leather Plate Wristbands 

Pheobe's Look:
Skin - Slink Isabelle Sunkissed Makeup 2
Hair - Philotic Energy Ariadne II (Auburn)
Eyes - [[::Tuli::]] Steel Eyes
Lashes - (CS) Lashes - Vogue Size 1
Jeans - *League Drrty Jeans Grunge/Skinny Fit
Jacket - ::SC:: Maze of Love Jacket 
Tank - *Camie Cooper* Lace Trimmed Lady Beater (White)
Boots - Jaywalk Kit (Onyx)
Earrings - pc; Diamond Curl Earrings - available onrez
Cuff - Philotic Energy MO Cuff - no longer available

Elate Latest Release - Luanna

Anyone who's familiar with my blog knows that I adore Elate!  When Kellie sent over her latest release, I was thrilled to receive more goodies.  This dress is perfect.  Who doesn't need a little simple dress that can be worn in so many different ways?  I think I love dresses that from the front seem really simple and conservative, yet when you walk past and they take a glimpse of the low back...sexy!

Kellie also has worked on some simple skinny belts that come on the jacket layer.  I absolutely adore belts, and they are really in for the fall.  Adding the skinny belt to this dress adds a little extra punch of color and seems to take the dress in a different direction.  This belt is available in so many different colors, you'll find an excuse to wear them in so many different ways.

Head over to the Elate mainstore and check it out!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nerdy Chic with Emma McKenzie

Last night I found myself hopping all over the grid looking for sales.  I didn't expect to meet so many interesting girls.  It turned out to be a great night of fun and laughter.

The thing I love the most about meeting and getting to know people is seeing how people express themselves in the clothing they choose and the way they put their outfits together.  I found myself talking to a group of fabulous women last night.  We each had very different styles, but we all shared a love of shopping.  

I thought I would show off a few of them.  I told them each to put together an outfit that reflected their style.  Emma McKenzie is my first fabulous victim.  She embraced the idea and had her outfit the very next day.  The thing I loved most about her outfit were the glasses.  I had never seen anything like them before, and as she sent over her style card, I found so many new spots that I had never been.   Truly, this is going to open my eyes to so many new places and designers.

Emma is adorable.  One of the sweetest gals I've met in a while.  We just seemed to "click" right off the bat.  Her style is adorable.  She loves flats, and has a way of throwing things together and just looking so unique.  

Thank you, Emma for helping me with my post, it truly was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to more shopping trips and posts in the future!

Emma's Look:
Hair: Truth - Polly - Dark Choco Light
Skin: Curio - Luster - Sienna
Eyes: Detour - Crystal - Green

Glasses: Spoon - OJ Nerdy Glasses
Earrings: VG Republic - Resin "Candy Ring" Earring
Lip Ring: Fuel - Lip Ring w/ Diamond

Scarf: Aoharu - Simple Scarf - Green
Sweater: Nylon Outfitters - Beaded Sweater - Purple
Tank:  Second Wave Apparel - Henley - Lavender
Jeans: FG Underground - Blue Tight Jeans
Shoes: Sculpties Up in Here - Phlat Ballet Flats

Pheobe's Look:
Skin:  ::Dutch Touch:: 6 Tanned Smokey Dark Pink Lips Serie Amy
Hair:  Novocaine  Sildete v2 - champagne
Eyes:  Shapes by Zada Eye Fidelity RealEyes - Deep Blue (n)

Sweater Vest:  Canimal Devil Candy (pink)
Shirt:  {Gisaci} Cambridge Cuffed Shirt White
Jeans:  (CS) Jeans - Dark
Shoes:  [SC] Sculpted Ballet Flats - Black
Glasses:  Nylon Outfitters Thick Glasses

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Spotlight: MALT Fashions

Saturday I was able to attend a fashion show at MALT Fashions.  It was a "new to me" store since I had never heard of it, but I was amazed when I saw the models walk down the runway.

It's a huge store with such a wide variety of clothes and accessories.  Adorable baby doll dresses, shorts and tanks, sweaters and dressy capri pants.  I fell in love!

I chose some of my favorites to show you all here.  One of my favorite pieces in the whole store is the Knit Cardi, shown here in red.  It's a very versatile piece, which can be dressed up, or worn down.  It can be worn sexy, or more modest by pairing a tank underneath.  I paired it with the Grey Capris which are wonderful!  They are available in a variety of colors, and look fabulous with a pair of boots.  A perfect look for fall.

The next is the Tyrilah babydoll dress in white.  The perfect thing about this dress is it's offered as a long skirt or a short skirt, which is perfect for wearing as a babydoll top.  I love the sexy v-neck, and the wonderful detailing which you can really see on the Gold version.

MALT Fashions also has a room of accessories, and I'm wearing the Grey bracelets.  Who doesn't love chunky bangles?

MALT is definitely a store to watch, if you haven't been out to visit, take a trip to the mainstore on the Plush Terra sim.

SPIRIT In The Zone

It's football time!  And SPIRIT is the place to go if you're in search of a cheerleading uniform to cheer for your favorite team.  Ok, so maybe you won't wear the uniform while you're watching the game, but it's fun to play dress up sometimes, right?

I was so excited when SavannahAnn McMillan sent over a review pack of her In the Zone Pro Football Cheer pack.  It's got everything you could ever want to make your cheer outfit complete.  And, it's so sexy!!

The cropped tied jersey comes on jacket, shirt, and undershirt layers, plus sculpted tie.  The striped V Waist shorts come on the pants and underpants layers. The 3 Quarter Length Sleeve Tops comes on jacket, shirt and undershirt layers.  Features handpainted details at the cleavage, rhinestone trim, and semi-transparent 3 quarter length sleeves.  And the scripted Flexi Skirts includes satin ruffles flexi skirt with unscripted and SmartSkirt scripted versions (so you can walk, run, stand, and sit pretty), plus the skirt base comes with built in underwear on the pants and underwear layers, or without underwear on the jacket layer.

The Pro Spirit 3.0 Sculpted Boots are knee high boots and includes resizable scripted sculpted uppers in 3 sizes, plus sculpted foot parts for size 0 feet.  Made of soft leather with a subtle sheen and long zippers on the insides of each calf, plus thick heels for maximum balance while dancing and cheering. 

All clothing items in the SPIRIT In the Zone Collection are $100L each and are available in all 26 NFL team colors that have cheer teams (49ers, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Texans, Titans, and Vikings).

Pro Spirit 3.0 Sculpted Boots are $200 a pair and are available in the following 16 shades...49ers Red, Bills Dark Blue, Broncos Orange, Buccaneers Black, Cardinals Red, Chargers Yellow, Cowboys Silver/White, Dolphins Teal, Eagles Blue, Jets Dark Green, Panthers Bright Blue, Ravens Purple, Redskins Dark Red, Saints Gold, Seahawks Green/Blue, and Titans Pale Blue.

Flexi metallic poms are also available in the above listed 26 team colors for $50 a pair in large and small sizes.

Visit SPIRIT and take a look!

WigWamBam Latest Releases

Joodle Fadoodle sent me over some adorable items to review.  Her store is WigWamBam, and she has quite a few cheerful, colorful items in her inventory.  I love the bright colors in the Vague Japoneise dress.  Blue Autumn is a sexy outfit ready to take us straight into fall.  The vivid blue sweater, black shorts and fishnet stockings.  Sweater dresses are my absolute favorite, and this is no exception.  This is the Sweater Dress in Rouge, complete with red tights.

WigWamBam is located on the Bricolage sim.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pulse Skins

A few weeks ago,Lorac Farella and Eidolon Aeon sent me over a couple of their skins to review.  I kept meaning to get the review written, but time just kept getting away from me.  I'm wearing the Blissed in Incense which is a creamy skin tone, and the Kissed in Bitten.  I'm usually drawn to sunkissed tones, and Kissed is no exception.  The makeup on this one is gorgeous.  I just love the blue and green eyeshadow. 

There are so many options to this skin.  Each tone has 15 different makeups, and each makeup has a freckled version, lotioned and unlotioned versions, 3 eyebrow colors, and 3 genital options.  They have also promised that new tones will be added weekly, so be sure to check them out!

Pulse Skins are located on Nip Tuck Island.

Pink Outfitters September Releases

Pink Outfitters has had a busy month already.  London Dailey sent over her releases for the month of September, so I thought I'd share with you.  London's clothes are all 100% hand painted, and as usual, they are all cute.

London has released her first fully hand painted jeans.  They are available in 7 shades, and I'm wearing them in black and vintage blue.  All jeans come with both skinny and flared prim bottoms, and are sold for $145 L each.

Next is the Di Tube Top.  This shiny/metallic top comes in 8 shades and are available on all layers.  They are sold for $100 L each, and if you join the Pink Outfitters group, she's so generously given an exclusive color, Pumpkin to her group members.

Lastly is the adorable Cropped hoodie.  This is a soft cotton hoodie with ribbed cuffs and hem, and a front pouch pocket, a sculpted hoodie and drawstrings.  It's available in 8 colors and I'm wearing Kiwi and golden peach.  The Cropped Hoodie is sold for $150 L each.

If you haven't been to Pink Outfitters, make the trip, you're sure to fall in love!

Kunglers Latest Releases

The Kungler sisters, AvaGardner and Barbra, never fail to come through with a new release every Sunday.  They absolutely blow me away each week with their gorgeous styles.  I've compiled a review of the last 3 weeks worth of new releases.  Each week they just seem to get better and better.

First is Alee.  Alee comes in 3 colors:  Aqua, Magnolia, and Soleil (pictured).  I absolutely love the array of colors that the sisters provide.  Alee is a gorgeous wrap top with skinny jeans.  I love the way the jeans fit, and the prim cuffs which are absolutely perfect in keeping the leg straight.  This is absolutely one of my favorite outfits because it's sexy, but classy.

Next is Emilie.  I'm a huge fan of pink, so when I tried this on, it made me smile.  Most of the outfits that the Kungler sisters sell come complete with jewelry and often nail polish as well.  Definitely worth the money!  This outfit comes complete with adorable hoop earrings and bright pink nails.  Adorable!

Eve is a pair of straight leg leather pants with an adorable white tank.  I love this tank, the cut and shape are perfect, but paired with the leather pants, it just makes the look complete.  Brown bead necklace is the perfect finishing touch.

Juliah is a very versatile dress.  Again, my favorite, pink.  The top can be worn without the optional pink undershirt for a sexy look.  But paired with the pink undershirt, it is perfect for everyday.  Juliah comes with pink and black bracelets and cute little pink pearl earrings.

Sabrynah is a casual capri and tube top outfit.  It's available in 3 colors:  Blue & Black, Brown & Yellow (pictured), and White & Pink.  Matching nail colors also come with them.  A casual, chic look.

Last is Sophie.  Sophie is one of my favorite dresses that I've come across in a while.  I not only love the sexy low cut neckline, but the long flowing skirt as well.  It would be perfect with a pair of sandals for a casual look, but it can be dressed up for a night out.

If you haven't been to Kunglers, I definitely think you should head over.  Each week the sisters' new releases are getting better and better!

Thank you for sharing, Ava & Barbra!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Elate Latest Release

A few weeks ago, Kellie Iwish sent over her latest release, Kat, for me to try.  Not only did I fall in love with the poofy skirt, but the jacket that takes this dress straight into fall.  As usual, it comes in beautiful colors, and she even made an optional fat pack of additional jacket colors.  This jacket is perfect for a crisp. tailored fall look.

The dresses come in blush (pictured), ice, lime, plum and sky.  I love Kellie's colors and this dress is no exception.  It has a cute, girlie vibe, but the skirt is short enough to still bring that bit of sexiness.

I'm also wearing the gorgeous new skins from Slink set to debut today.  

Head over to Elate and check this gorgeous dress out.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Slink New Skin Release

Slink is one of my favorite stores in all of Second Life, so when I heard that there was going to be a fashion show for the new skin releases I was really excited. You can imagine how excited I was when Siddean Munro contacted me and sent me an invitation to the show. Then when she dropped me a review pack of her newest skins, Isabelle, I couldn't try them on fast enough. I've taken a shot of 3 of my favorites in Sunkissed. Siddean has included freckles as well, and they are so nicely done. The cheeks look so rosey. Almost as if you're blushing. They look sweet and innocent to me. You really have to try these demos out to get the full appreciation for all the hard work that goes into them. Siddean has impressed me once again!

The Slink fashion show is Saturday at 3:00. Head over to the Slink mainstore to get your show pass, it's sure to be fabulous!

Skin Flicks New Releases

Mavis McGettigan has done it again.  She's had a massive amount of new releases this week, and I have to say they are all amazing.  Not only are they adorable dresses, but they have so many options and so many colors, it's sure to make you smile.

Gemma, shown here in white, is a gorgeous outfit that just screams summer.  I love the fluffy sleeves and they long flowing skirt.  The way it sits low on the hips is just sexy.  It's the perfect outfit to kiss the summer goodbye.

Ingrid is a dress that can be worn so many different ways it's sure to fit everyone's style.  Shown here with the pale pink blouse, it just screams naughty secretary.  The dress can be worn without the shirt, with just the vest for a sexier look.  Everyone needs a perfect black pencil skirt, and this one is one of the best on the grid.

Scarlett is the next outfit, shown here in Dusty Rose, and I have to say it's one of my favorites of all the new releases.  I love the flowy skirt and the wrap top with those sleeves again.  For those feeling even more daring, you can wear the top as a strapless top by not wearing the prim sleeves.  So many options.  This outfit also comes with pants as well.

The last outfit is the sexy Isabella, shown in black.  The skirt is the perfect length.  Not too short, but just short enough to show some leg.  You're sure to turn heads in this dress.  Mavis has outdone herself truly.

I don't know how Mavis finds the time, but she's also has a new skin release, and let me just say the face is adorable.  I'm wearing the Zuwena skins in Natural Beige.  You definitely have to grab some demos and try these on.  Each skin is sold individually, and the makeups are just adorable.

Head over to Skin Flicks and do some shopping!