Miss.Chelsea · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures

{sweet summer child} – part two

…and on to part two of my Miss. Chelsea haul. I gotta say, I don’t do massive shops very often, mostly because I am pretty picky when it comes to my personal style but Miss. Chelsea has some of the best casual clothes (at least for my tastes) that I have found. They are totally on par with Blueberry for me when it comes to staple pieces. I did get a top that is more of a “special” piece. This top was something that I was like “oh I want something like this to really wear”. I loved the baggy fall sweater, I know I said I was looking for summer clothes but this totally works for a cool summer evening and I am sticking to that story. It came in a variety of mutted colors but like usual I went with a black/grey tone. I paired it with their “jeggings” and despite some clipping it worked pretty well.

Now I can’t remember or not, but this dress may actually be one of the group gifts. It’s one of the rare Miss. Chelsea items that comes with a color/texture changing hud, which is a feature I love personally. I liked this little dress, it works very well for a going out to the club situation.

Now the shorts are a different color of a past FLF item that I loved and I obviously needed them in more than just the Pink they had for FLF about a month or so ago. They are fun and pretty awesome as far as shorts go with that nifty plaid shirt tied around the waist.

I also got to point out that the hair I am wearing in this photo was from this friday’s (7/7/17) FLF from Wasabi Pills, which is long time favorite hair store of mine and the pretty awesome cup featured in this photo as well is an item from DRBC from the latest round of The Chapter Four (you get it when you buy their lipstick “coffee stains” which I wore in the previous photo set).

I know my photo’s aren’t super complex (yet) but I am working on acquiring more and more items. It’s a process over time to build a solid prop library and while thanks in part to Gacha events I am getting a lot more stuff to work with it is still going to take time for me to really get all the items I need. I have a very small plot of land and I am currently trying to set up three different areas for photos. So that being said I hope to be bringing you some more interesting (is that even the right word?) photos here before too long. It’s very expensive to buy high quality landscaping items and I had absolutely none in my inventory prior to May, so as time goes on… things (I hope) will get better and better.

The blog is still in it’s baby years 😛

Full outfit lists below:

Outfit #1

Hair – Doe – June Arcade ’17

Top – Miss Chelsea –

Leggings – Miss. Chelsea

Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Lipstick – Warpaint* – Berry

Outfit #2

Hair – Exile – No One

Dress – Miss. Chelsea

Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Eyeshadow – Suicidal Unborn –

Lipstick – DRBC – Coffee Stains – The Chapter Four (July 2017)

Necklace – Spell – Dragon Choker Silver (gacha item)

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Skin – Glam Affair – gacha item

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagine

Eyeshadow – Zombie Suicide –

Lipstick – Warpaint* – Berry

Top – BOOM (flf item)

Hair – Wasabi Pills – flf item

Tumbler – DRBC – “Resting Witch Face” Cup

Shorts – miss Chelsea – effie shorts

 

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Miss.Chelsea · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures

{sweet summer child} – part one

One of my favorite things about holidays is sales… both in RL and SL. One of those sales I stumbled across a great on at Miss Chelsea which is one of my favorite Fifty Linden Friday stops. To have access to the sale you do have to be part of the group but it is 100L$ spent! There are a couple great group gifts too.

I had been spying this dress but I hate spending so much on a dress that I probably won’t wear for much more of pictures or the rare occasion I go out of a club. It’s very cute and to me feels like something I would slouch around the house in, so perhaps I will wear this a little more often.

The second thing I snagged was this outfit which is a cute little t-shirt, I got the ones with desgins, and a pair of shorts. One thing I can say is that I don’t have much in way of summer clothes so this sale has provided me with some much needed summer running around clothes and I just was so stinking happy when I figured out that even their packs which are normally 500L$ were also half so I took full advantage and so pleased!

AH this leggings/top combo… probably my very very favorite outfit of the moment. With this hair and the pair of heals I have on… it makes me feel like a punk rock Sandy from Grease (…see it????… *giggles*). I will get SO MUCH use out of these legging and plaid shirt combo, this is a look I do very often in RL so I squeed with joy when I saw these and got them in all the colors.. which was a rare splurge for me.

The whole feel of these photos is embracing summer, and for me summer is about enjoying beautiful weather… even if you wear all black. HAHA.

 

Outfit Lists

Outfit #1

Dress – Miss Chelsea – Lili Tee Dress – Grey

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Necklace – Minimal – “Animal Companions – Moose Gold”

Hair – Clawtooth

Make Up – Suicidal Unborn & Warpaint*

Outfit #2

Outfit – Miss. Chelsea – Leia Outfit – Galaxy

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Hair – Magika – The Wish [04]

Necklace – Zombie Suicide – Fable

Outfit #3

Leggings – Alva Leggings – Purple

Top – Liza Top – Black

Tattoos – Dappa – Imagination

Skin – Glam Affair – from the Loot Box Gacha event

Necklace- Pixel Box – Dark Cross and Magic

 

All the backgrounds are from Second Snaps!

Stay Tuned for part 2!!

Collabor88 · Hair Hair EVERYWHERE! · Second Life Fashion · Shopping Adventures · Tableau Vivant · Uncategorized

So I got distracted by hair…again

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With out a single doubt in my mind, besides poses, the next largest file in my inventory is marked “!!HAIR” because I love to change my hair… A LOT. I am also super picky about my hair, then again I am super picky about everything I wear in SL for that matter. HAHA. Ok in all seriousness though, when I am putting together an outfit I have always felt that hair plays a crucial role.

I am not one of those people who only wear one brand of hair. Back in the day I was, it was usually all Truth hair. Since coming back though, I have decided to be really open to different designers and I have come to discover I like A LOT of different designers.

My newest discovery is Tableau Vivant, which I am sure a lot of people already were aware of but they are pretty new to me. See I am an avid shopper of the event Collabor88, it has been around for ages and always has amazing finds. When I popped round to check out this month’s event I feel in love with Tableau Vivant’s offering this month.

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It’s a unisex undercut hair style. They also have a hair base (Omega and Catwa appliers) that goes along with that I highly recommend getting as well. This is a hair style that I would have probably had in my late teen years when I was still fairly heavy into goth scene. It’s a lot of fun for some slightly androgynous pictures of some throw back to my punk rock days.

It’s a fun hair and It wasn’t too expensive, which is always a perk.

If you want to learn more about the Collabor88 event please go hop over to their blog! : http://collabor88.com/

If you are courious to see what else Tableau Vivant has to offer SL in the way of beautiful hair style, hop on over to their marketplace store!  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/147454

Bish Box · My Second Life · Shopping Adventures

Bish Box – May 2017

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Welcome to the first of what I hope to be many future “Box” blogs. Let me just tell you how this is going to work for my unboxing blog. It may not be the best styled, I am really just trying on a bunch of stuff on and giving you my honest first impressions… in the days after a release like Bish Box, Cutie Loot or Lux Box that I end up getting… I am going to do a finished photo series. The Photo series will be using the items from the boxes and if I need to use items from my existing inventory I will but mainly it will be items from the box. This won’t be the case for Powder Pack or Decocrate but I will figure out what I will do for those when I get around to them… but on to this month’s BISH BOX!

This month’s Bish Box was my first box, I was going to get Powder Pack but I changed my mind last minute when I saw the theme for the May box… Bad Kitty. I love cats and I can’t have them in RL any more (my son is allergic) so I must have all the kittehs in SL… and years ago on a different avy I was a Neko so yeah… Bad Kitty won out here. LOL

Ok so quickly how Bish Box works. You pay 1500 L$ before the NOON SLT on the 20th of each month to subscribe to the box. I went to their headquarters. I found it simply by putting “Bish Box” into the search.  If you want the box after the release you can still get it but it will cost you 3000 L$ which when you break down the cost of each item in the box is still a really good deal. If you read my blog regularly you know this chick loves a good deal.

So on the 20th at Noon SLT if you have paid for that month’s Bish Box you will get the HUD in your OBJECTS folder. When you put the HUD on it will look something like this.

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You can unpack the box in two ways…. you can click each designer one at a time and be given a box or hud to unpack each item. Or you can click the unpack all button and again get all the items in boxes in your inventory. I knew a few of the designers this round, but not all of them so this is a bit of an adventure for me.

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So I went with some things I knew were probably going to safe first. The Doe hair called “Sue” which is a Bish Box Exclusive was great as always. I love Doe for hair, they have some of the best colored hair out there and you get a full fatpack of Doe hair in this box. I usually wear the “Candy” colors from Doe so that’s is what I am wearing in this photo.

The next thing I tried on was the tattoos from Dappa, which is a new brand to me but I love tattoos, and they were great! A full body set which I don’t have many of. The tattoos could be considered “busy” by some but I really like tattoos like this because just like in RL it looks like they have been accumulated over time. They come with a variety of appliers but I had to use my Omega relay of my Matrieya body as they do not have Matrieya appliers. They come in Fresh and Fadded which I am wearing in the photo above. I love all the details on these tattoos and being a slightly crazy cat lady in SL I will likely be getting a lot of use out of these particular tattoos.

Then I unboxed the Emoji Cat Jumpsuit from Razor, I instantly fell in love with this little jumpsuit which I will more than likely wear as a bathing suit. Razor always has great HUDs with tons of options that I have still have to play around with because I am not 100% sure that white part has to be there. But… the butt on this jumpsuit is freaking adorable.

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I mean… come on…. How cute is that butt?!?!?! When my son was an infant I always got him the little onesies with stuff like this on the bum because I thought it was the cutest thing and I just love love LOVE that this jumpsuit has that same cute little feature!

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Next up was these super cute shoes from Pure Poison, another brand I didn’t have any first hand knowledge of. These shoes stole my heart with their cuteness. Is this Cutie Loot or Bish Box?!? Because cute is the only way I can describe these shoes. I am not 100% sure how much use I will get out of these shoes but I may just wear them just because they are so cute.

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Up next I check out these crazy kitty claws from Yummy. I have yet to get rings for my hands as the Bento hands are still pretty new. SO I was so happy that I didn’t have to sit there for hours and do like the old days when you had to fit each ring to each finger. Now these are necessarily something I would wear often, I will probably wear them on occasion but mostly for photos. They are well done regardless… just not my particular style.

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Then comes Astralia’s claws. Far simpler as far as desgin goes but they look way more like the classic Catwoman type claws that you would often seen used for the diffrent versions of Catwoman through the Batman movies. SO I may actually end up using these for a future cosplay outfit. They are only for Matreiya hands just and FYI.

Then I opened up the hair from Nani. I have never shopped there before and while I liked the fact the hair came with lots of options but this isn’t the type of hair I would normally buy. I just wasn’t a fan of the way it looks. I tried on the materials version so I can’t say for sure that wasn’t the reason it looked so meh *even though I had materials on*. It reminds me so much of old school prim hair and I have just moved beyond that look. I always was not a fan of having to wear a hair base that had some sort of bangs to make it look right. The colors of the hair didn’t really match my hair base and I spent far too much time trying to make it look halfway decent but didn’t end up with a look I liked. I am going to play around with the hair some more but I don’t know if Nani has won me over with this offering. I will have to maybe go to their store and see what else they have before I make a final opinion on them.

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After that disappointment I need a win of sorts so I went straight to what I was honestly looking forward to the most out of all the items in the box. The photo set and poses from Come Soon. They have some great sets that are always fun and unique so I knew I was gonna love it. It is kinda an ally cat/Catwoman type feel to the set. It had the cutest cats scattered around the set and even this fantastic pose where you interact with the cat… while pearched on a car… but I totaly thought the sweet moment with the cat was so close up worthy. I will be using this set for at least a few of the photos in my photo series for Bish Box. I am not sure how many because a few of them require a male avatar. I do have one of those… he is just not updated to mesh… yet. But we still have a few more things left!

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Up next another new store that was not a disapointment. Chic Moda… they offered this adorable skirt that has three lepord print tones and three sparkly tones. I tossed on a top I had from R3Volt to cover my top half because there was a distict lack of tops this round. Which I found really odd but oh well. This skirt is super cute and not something that I would have normally picked up in th store. I am really anxious to go over to Chic Moda and see what else they have to offer. This was a total win for me.

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Unfortunately when I relogged between unboxing trying on outfits, I had to turn my graphics down due to insane amounts of lag. I have asked a lot of my laptop today. I was running my photography graphics while opening a lot of boxes over the span of 9 or so hours with multiple times logging on and off…so sorry if the photos from here down are not my usual quality. 

Next up we have Black Bhantam’s offering of these really adorable balloon props including some with these cute kitty masks. I want to say there is a mast for you to wear that comes with it (and there is another mask in the box I couldn’t try on atm) but I couldn’t find it. When I do the photo set I will dig further and see if there is actually a wearable mask as well. The balloons come in Gold, Black, Silver. I will probably use these for photos at one point or another. My RL birthday is next month so I will more than likely use these for any birthday photos I do.

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Up next… another cat suit. This one is from I ❤ Fashion…. and I have feelings on this. They aren’t totally good feelings or totally bad feelings they are just feelings. It gives me serious Catwoman feels again and I am ok with this on a geek level but on what I was hoping to see the shear amount of catsuits/bodysuits is disappointing. I tried this on with super high graphics, with the materials version, with materials on… and it looks.. ok. Like I am not 100% sure it would have been something that I would have gotten. I like the fit, it is an auto alpha which is AMAZING and I LOVE THEM. The texture is really what broke this particular outfit for me.

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I even tried other colors and I came to the conclusion that it’s just latex is a pain in the balls to get right in SL. It really is. I am going to end up trying the white one when I do the photoseries because in the past white latex in SL was the most forgiving. I also don’t want to judge the store based on this piece alone so I am going to to their store and take a peek at what else they have on one of my shopping adventures because this catsuit was huge disapointment for me.

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From SYS we have this super cute little jumper. Now again I love this and SYS was not someone I knew very well previously but I feel it was almost too cute for something called “Bish Box” maybe it was just the theme. I really loved all the detail on this. On the inside of the little ears they are pink. That type of stuff I just adore because that shows the time and effort that goes into making a quality piece.

I also want to point out the little collar. Now I am not a collar person at all. They aren’t something I would normally wear, I may just end up using it for photos. More than likely though it will be sitting collecting dust in my inventory. But that does not mean that it isn’t well done. It came with a nice little HUD that I neglected to get photos of but it basicly just changes the color of the leather and color of the metals. It came in the box in pink. I didn’t feel it in pink lol. It was from Kibitz. I have seen them at Gacha events but never played their gachas because I think I have only seen their collars. I know the Arcade is coming up and I hope they will be there with something else because I would love to see what else they have.

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Last but not least we have a costume make up set from Identity. Again, this is another brand I wasn’t familiar with but I really loved the different options with this make up and it looked really cute. The HUD is super simple to use and looks really nice. This will be great for if I ever want to do a kitty cosplay or dress up for an event at a club!

Overall I thought Bish Box was pretty good. There was some stuff I don’t see myself using a lot but there wasn’t anything I really hated. The biggest issue I had was the texturing on the Nani hair and I ❤ Fashion jumpsuit. This hasn’t put me off Bish Box or the designers though, I know that one outfit from one box isn’t a fair judgment of their work.

I will more than likely get Bish Box again in the future, even next month as their theme I heard is Rocker Girl or something along those lines so I may check it out again.

Any suggestions on next month’s box? Comment below and I will take your opinions on what we should do next! Thanks so much for sticking it out to the end.

Between the unboxing, photos and writting this post it took about 6 hours plus worth or work…. so that is hell of a lot of work. I hope it was worth it. Stay tuned over the next couple days for the Bish Box photo set (which I get to start working on a little later today).

My Second Life · Shopping Adventures

Shopping Adventures: Zombie Suicide

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I think the reason a lot of people in SL who love to shop become bloggers because we feel the need to justify our shopping habits… or at least that is what I am telling myself. While waiting for the Bish Box to be sent out this morning I was like hey lets go try out a new store. I picked Zombie Suicide for the most random of reasons… I liked the name and the owner followed me on Flickr. SO off I went.

It is a nice enough store, very large. It was a little hard to find some of the stuff that I was looking for but it only added to the exploring factor. There is some sort of special going on this weekend. Their VIP group is free for a short period of time and there are free gifts plus you get 25% store credit… which is always a bonus for me. I didn’t have a ton of L$ to drop but I ran around and grabbed a few different things that caught my eye.

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So going through my inventory I noticed I had already gotten an eyeshadow applier pack from their store before so I opted for another make up applier first. This time I snagged the “Valentine” lip stick pack. It had some neat colors that I normally wouldn’t have gotten. I liked the purple a lot and based the rest of my make up around that for the photos.

All their make up is about 200L$ which is fine in my book but the only thing I have to say annoys me about ZS make up appliers is there are separate applier huds for each color. I would love to see on HUD for all the colors like many other brands do and pictures of the color you are applying would be awesome as well. I liked a lot of the make ups but the applier situation does kinda make me question if I am going to go back and pick up any more. Perhaps in the future they will change their HUD system, but I will defiantly keep checking back to see what new make up they have for sure. Their make up comes with a few different appliers including, Omega, Catwa and Lelutka so between those three you should be covered!

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The next item I snagged up was this cute crop top called “Lissy Top”, it is super cute. I like how it fit. Like a lot of mesh clothes it did clip a bit in spots with some of the poses I was using and with my new bento AO from Tuty’s but for the most part is was nothing that a little time playing around with the Alpha on my body couldn’t fix. It does come in a variety of sizes for the different body types. It comes with a color changing HUD and some of the other colors were really nice as well, but as always black is my go to color.

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Shoes are something I actually forget about a lot when I am out shopping. I hated the pre-mesh prim shoes so I pretty much always wore the same pair for years. With the new mesh systems it makes having a lot of different styles of shoes much easier. I am enjoying the new options.

I liked these shoes called “New Day Plats” because they looked like they were summer shoes but for someone with a darker color pallet, which I have. Just because I wear a lot of dark colors doesn’t mean I don’t want cute summer shoes too. The texture change HUD worked great and it comes with a lot of different color options you don’t see available with such a cute shoe. At 250$L they were the most expensive item I got today from the store but they were totally worth it!

I feel like overall the brand is in some kind of transition, I had popped over there a few weeks ago and they were in the middle of remodel of the store… SO that make me very curious to see what they are going to be doing in the coming months.

I would love to see some more clothes from Zombie Suicide, even though some of skirts were not my personal style being so short… I loved the textures on them. I liked almost all the texture work I saw on the clothes so that is really important for me when I am looking at over all brands.

Zombie Suicide Marketplace Store – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/7035

Zombie Suicide Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/56813494@N08

 

Non- Zombie Suicide Items in the photos –

Hair – Doe

Skin – Glam Affair (FLF)

Leggings – Blueberry

Necklace – Plastik

Ears – Mandala

Tattoos – Inhale