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These are a few of my favourite things part 1

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And when i say a few i mean only a few, I remember well a year ago when mesh was new, there where only a few stores selling mesh and the quality was very different then what we have today, the SL fashion industry changed and moved into the future finally, leaving a lot of people lost and confused.

Today mesh is a huge part of our SL lifes stores embraced it, some going full mesh, some going partial, some embracing it in a whole no different way recently, with the coming of mesh boobs and appliers for them so that regular system clothes could literally embrace the mesh itself.

Over the year we´ve seen new brands arriving, old ones revamping themselves and a whole lot of new things, today i was a bit bored, i´ve been busy this holiday season like you all, but today i found i had a little time to sit down and organize my inventory, as usual i was looking at events stuff, moving things into folders, opening boxes, trying out things, and i usually look a mess when doing so, i wanted to take a pic of the new Bilo skin for this months Zodiac, I had no idea what hair to wear and luckily i had stopped at My Attic and grabbed this cute Ploom updo and i realized i was not only wearing some holiday colours but i was wearing some of my favourite brands, and over this year i gained so many favourite stores i decide to do a few more pics of random stuff from random events i have laying about.

Then suddenly i find my self putting up my idea of my favourite shops from the past year, so here are a few portraits and thoughts on the shops i´ve been wearing most often and blogging about.

First i will start with skins I´m here wearing a skin from Bilo, i didn´t feature first because of my special connection with the brand (If you look at my profile it´s writen there I am a CSR for the store, I would like to say i don´t get payed for it  in any way shape or form tho, I´ve just known Chandra for sometime now, and we´ve been close friends since then, I started blogging when she started entering events and I´ve seen her shop growing slowly over time in quality and effort, I now know a lot more than i ever did before about the creating process, how much sweat and tears go into it, be it mesh or a texture) This pic was just the starting point for this post.

Another skin brand that I´ve seen grow over time in a really suprising and impressive way is Essences another shops also featured in this Edition of Zodiac, that has also been in almost every big event for this past half month, with an increasingly quality, making me slowly grow closer and closer to their skins.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo - Esha (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer -  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Ploom – Mosh (My Attic)
Cardigan: Bilo - Munira Cardigan

Now what do i mean with growing into a skin? Let me explain it better, some skins you go hmm i like this is different, and as you wear it more and more often with time, it growns on you, it´s not that use makes you appreciate something better, just that you slowly step out of your usual everyday look and start enjoying and appreciating different facets of yourself and your own shape.

I never change my facial features, I´ve stopped tweaking my shape about two years ago when i was finally happy with the final result, and this brand skin always looked different on me and i couldn´t pin it down why, I´m talking about Glam Affair a brand that always made me go hmm, but after a year of blogging has become my second most blogged brand and one of my favourites, not just for Fantasy but regular more fashionable pics, i collect most of the brands special events skins and i´m totally in love with them all.

Another skin I´ve had a similar relationship with was Pink Fuel, again one of the best SL brands that i always tought looked slighty off on me until i started grabbing and wearing not just here but also occasionally inwrold every special event edition.

Mind you i still wear mostly my favourite skin inworld which is my Milena by Mynerva i love it´s clean no makeup look more than anything else for my daily walkbouts, but i´m starting to realize i wear it less and less as my Skin folder grows bigger and my time for walkbouts grows smaller, and now i found out, well not really found out just wore a bit more a lot other skins like Belleza who´s Wynter Skin a few weeks ago for Fifty Linden Friday had me gasping for how beautiful it is.

My knees go weak with every Fallen Gods release and my inner Fantasy geek wants to fly around SL naked wearing nothing but skin and wings. I cry a little when i see every new My Ugly Dorothy skin out there or Mother Goose´s i wish would actually fit my shape, and i feel tempted to make a new one just for their skins. And i´m slowly growing fonder of the Skinnery,  and i´m atencipaticing Nomine´s new focus only on fantasy skins. And this only to name a few shops i didn´t picture here on this post and it´s follow up one.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Essences – Caprice skin (Zodiac)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer -  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Amelie
Dress: Geometry – Winter (Gothmas by Gaslight)

At the end of a day i realized a skin says a lot about who we are and is one of the most important pieces of an avatar, but i think i also found out my avatar wants to be a lot of different things and some might not even make much sense to me at the time, but it will at some point, when i realize i feel good enough on my own skin to change it as often as i can and feel like.

Golden Flames

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I rarely wear golden, i also rarely play so much with shadows, but this scenery box from Winx just made the outfit come together, i also rarely do more fashion looking shots, because to be honest i´m not very good at them, but it seemed natural, and i believe in doing different things and practicing your weak spots, and mostly learning.

So today i burn, in tones of Golden and red, thanks to my visit to My Attic, and a touch from all the other ongoing events that populate SL bringing us plenty of goodies, and i will focus a bit more on My Attic today, as a blogger having the right background for pictures is sometimes everything and i love these little boxes from Winx, that seemed to fit the sort of 70´s ish look i was aiming at and fit with the event theme, which is Shaken not Sitrred if i´m not mistaken.

I do hope i got the Bond look right, thanks to the also from My Attic new hair from Ploom and  Miseria poses i used here, a new store for me but looking promising, so far so hopefully i will have some new stuff from them to show you guys.

That is all for today promise and i won´t bug you guys again, just remember to check credits for the all the usual and useful linkies, to shops and events, see you all tomorrow, and with what? More Vintage of course.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Ploom – Vespa (My Attic
Dress: Sassy - Bombshell Dress (Vintage Fair)
Shoes: Ison – Miraya (COLLABOR88))
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer  - Madrah (FaMESHed)
Bracelet: Gotzsche- Plated Cuff – Vulkan (L’accessoires)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Glitter Pop eShadow (group gift)

Poses by Miseria – August ( My Attic)
Scene: W.Winx and Flair – WinxBox – Shaken ( My Attic)

List of direct slurls to the Vintage Fair shops

A little bit country

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Which is a look i rarely go for, but it was perfect to show of items for a few events going on atm, first i´ll start with the second anniversary of CHIC Management with CHIC², where you can find this amazing mesh prop and the first big one from BENT, I´ve been on the BENT group for a few times, and i quite like it the entry fee is 250L and you get sent quite a few poses, except for those that are made for events like this one, although there will probably be a shop in the future, so join up while you can, is well worth it.

Next event is Mesh Around who has become one of the most popular hunts, I´ve seen so far this year, pretty fast, not only by the excellent organization by Ego Co. but also by the quality of the merchants and hunt gifts in it. And from the hunt is where you can find this gorgeous Ingenue top i´m wearing both in this colour and green.

And the 3rd event featured in this blog post is My Attic, which is going on it´s second edition and looks pretty promising, giving us good quality items and very good prices, and where i bought this super cute .ploom hair.

Here it is a mid day quick post with a taste of country.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: .ploom – Aria (My Attic)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Top: Ingenue -  Lottie Bustier (Mesh Around Hunt)
Shorts: Zaara - Denim knee-shorts
Chucks: Akeyo – Chuck´s Hitop

Barn with poses by BENT – Country CHIC (CHIC²)

Rompers

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Well the weather slowly get´s warmer, and it´s time for more casual or not so casual clothes and footwear. Today i bring you two amazing examples of that.

First the recently release coldLogic´s  line of rompers, they come in six different models, each model available in several colours, and they are all different from each other, so you can achieve looks that range from, beachy, sporty, casual, to sexy, or a semi formal look that can be used anywhere with the right accessorizing.

I must admit i´ve been too lost in events to do some actual shop blogging, and i had never actually blogged coldLogic, when i even own a few pieces, and i simply love these rompers.

Another amazing piece that is a total must in anyone´s inventory, are feet, and my favourites which i´ve already blogged a few times are Slink´s mesh Feet, but now you will be seeing them a lot more, the feet and the sandals, because these sandals work with almost everything i have in my inventory, jeans, a dress, a skirt a bathing suit, and rompers also, again another super versatile item and a must for summer, perfect for  a beach look, simply casual or a more dressy one as an alternative to heels.

Also added to the mix some newer releases, from WaterWorks (the sunglasses), and two new Wasabi Pills hairstyles, same not so new ploom poses i bought at the My Attic event first edition, and some more of Long Awkward Pose, poses who´s closing sale is still going on.

Now excuse me while i go enjoy SL´s beaches, see you all soon.

Day:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair1: Wasabi Pills – Anais
Hair2: Wasabi Pills – Claire
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Rompers: coldLogic –  Briggs, Reese, Ella, Mathis, Rae, Room (from left to right)
Shoes: Slink – Mesh Feet
Sandals: Slink - Ilena Sandals
Glasses:  Waterworks – Aviators

Poses by ploom and Long Awkard Pose

ETA: I was asked by several people on plurk where i took the pics and about some of the furniture, so here it is:

Greenhouse on background by Organica - Eugene reading house (to answer another question i tinted some parts of it, the draping, the wood and the glass, by simply using select face and picking the right tone). Chairs, small bench and decor on top of bench by Sway´s  - Sway’s Deckchair, both Home and Garden Expo items.

It´s a nice day for a black wedding.

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Well more like an abyss wedding, and Abyss is the name of this gorgeous Nomine wedding dress, another one in Limited edition of 12 gowns per colour, and may i say it´s quite refreshing to step out of the traditional wedding colours, into more daring territory, although i don´t believe many priests would let me walk down the aisle in it, it´s ok I´m not the marrying kind, so i don´t mind.

The darker version of the dress comes in a multiple choice of colours from dark purples and blues thru greens and reds it was a thought call on my favorite colour to be honest but the Abyss model has the perfect mix or red and black to make any groom flail and blush.

It also comes with a wide variety of layers, shoes and the perfect underwear for the perfect honeymoon, I might as well skip the wedding.

I´m also wearing one of my new favorite shops for skins, My Ugly Dorothy to me seemed perfect for this dress i´m totally falling in love with this shop and I advise to run to their shop and check if the sale is still up, as well as taking advantage of the skins of sunday, that are gorgeous and usually themed.

Also burning in my inventory was the lovely necklace from Illusions, I´ve had it waiting about for ages for the perfect outfit to use it with and i finally found it.

So here it is my choice for a black wedding, see you all later with some CHIC²

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: My Ugly Dorothy – The skin of Sunday 7
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Exile –  Late at Night (The Dressing Room)
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
Dress: Nomine – Ariel Wedding Dress Abyss (Limited Edition)
Jewelry: Illusions - Orinthia Puro Set

Poses by Adorkble

HUNT ALL THE MESH

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Because Mesh Around is starting today at SL´s noon, and i bring you another small preview of some of the items available during at the hunt, since SL was not very kind to me yesterday, I only managed to take one picture, but it has not one but two Ely´s in it.

And so today i bring you: GeometryBilo[GoS]Trompe Loeil and [HANDverk].

For some flowy summer prettiness, two love sets, one a dress from Bilo, which you know how much i love, and the other, a set of two separates: skirt and blouse, that you can either mix and match with other Geometry separates, which i heard there will be more available pretty soon, or with casual jeans or even system layers.

And now let me talk about these pumps, I wish more shoe creators would enter hunts, not enough do to be honest, and it´s such a wonderful way to show of your designs, specially when the quality is so at a top-level like this.

I don´t think i´ve mentioned yet how much i love furniture in mesh, but i will now, first reason is more detail for less prims, both the furniture set by Trompe Loeil and this lovely clock by [HANDverk] are mesh and so easy to mod, for the picture i did some moding to them, i resized the clock to bigger and resized the table to smaller and also took out he shadow parts on the furniture.

And here is the second reason i love mesh furniture even more, resizing it will even lower it´s land impact values, making it the best option for tiny avatars and petite ones.
So remenber folks at noon the hunt starts, so make sure you are ready to run around the grid looking for meshy goodness, and in case you are wondering what else is available on the hunt rememnber to check out my fellow bloggers from The Ego Co.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Truth – Tashia
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
1st Outfit: Geometry - Precious Ruffle Skirt and Candy Tank (Mesh Around)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gabtsy Heels
2sd Outfit: Bilo –  Salma Peta (Mesh Around)
Boots: [GoS] - Desire Ankle Boots in Baby Pink (Mesh Around)

Furniture by Trompe Loeil – Curve Patio Set – Summer Dots (Mesh Around)

Clock: [HANDverk] – Sunburst Clock.red (Mesh Around)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

World Goth Fair part 8

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It´s the last day for the The World Goth Fair and I´m again a bit under the weather, so i´ll make this a short post sorry folks, let´s all try to say a proper goodbye to the first event celebrating The World Goth Day in SL and give a little to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Speaking of events i also managed to visit My Attic, where i grabbed some hair and some new lovely Adorkable poses.

So today I bring you from the Fair: Perception, lassitude & ennui,  CoLLisionsHysteria an Curvasive. And for now i bid farewell to the Fair and take a chance for some last-minute shopping before it ends.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: My UglyDorothy – Skin addiction Special Skin (Skin Addiction)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: ploom – Aria (My Attic)
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
Corset: Perception – Overbust Corset – Flame (World Goth Fair)
Skirt: Perception - Shetland Wool Skirt  (World Goth Fair)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Wanderlust boots  (World Goth Fair)
Necklace: CoLLisions – The Hermit Arcana Necklace (World Goth Fair)
Nails: A Netherworld – Witchy Woman Nails
Makeup: Hysteria – Confusion (World Goth Fair)

Bridge: I’ve Got The Blues Bridge by Curvasive

Poses by Adorkable (My Attic) - Je T’aime

Are you ready?

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I sure am getting ready for Mesh Around, as I slowly get a glimpse of the items that will be available on the 1st of  June when the hunt starts. Just by looking at the list of shops participating you can have no doubts of their quality some more familiar names and a few new ones offering what i live best, mesh, from clothing, to furniture to decor, a variety of items waiting to be picked up, today i leave you all with a small preview.

The dress is from 22769 ~ casual couture, and i seriously don´t know how they manage to keep up with all the events they join, and the constant stream of new and quality content they share with the grid every week.

Also from from Mesh Around are the cute bracelet and ring i´m wearing here from Sleeping Koala, see you all soon with more meshy goodness.

Follow all mine and my fellow bloggers adventures at this and other Ego. Co. events on their website here.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: My UglyDorothy – Skin of the Sunday5
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Truth -  Kirby
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
Dress: 22769 ~ casual couture -Sophia  (Mesh Around Hunt)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gatsby Heels
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Sweetwater (Fashion Cache)
Bracelet and Ring: Sleeping Koala Metal Floral Stack  (Mesh Around Hunt)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

World Goth Fair part 7

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Sadly the  The World Goth Fair is getting close to it´s end, on a positive note there are still a few days to visit it. and as i slowly wrap up my World goth Fair blogging i also visited Skin Addiction and found my new favorite shop My Ugly Dorothy, where i got this lovely skin and also my new lashes from ploom one of the many available gifts spread out thru the event for group members.

From The World Goth Fair i bring you today: Grimalkin WorkshopVirtual/InsanityCoLLisionsezura and Pin me Down. As you can see the World Goth Day celebrations go on untill the end of the month, so drop in at the Fair and hae a look at all the items up from all the wonderful creators, and while shopping you can also contribute to a good cause, in this case Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: My UglyDorothy – Skin addiction Special Skin (Skin Addiction)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Elikatira -  Again
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
Dress:ezura – Gothic Lace Dress (World Goth Fair)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Necklace: Virtual/Insanity – ohmygoth. necklace (World Goth Fair)
Nails: Virtual/Insanity – Ankh Ring (World Goth Fair)
Tattoo: CoLLisions – Music of the Night (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: Pin me Down- Set 8 (Zombie Popcorn)

Pile of Skulls –  Attachable pose prop by Grimalkin Workshop all other poses by Long Awkward Pose

Can I haz Pose Fair? – Part 1: The North

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I must admit i haven´t slept much tonite, Pose Fair has been keeping me busy, just to show you how much, here it is a preview of all the shops on the North sim, each pic with a pose from the store pictured, a apologise at start for the lower resolution on the pictures, you can see the originals here on my Flickr.

I tried my best to show a little of every creator on this sim so far, I do apologize if your name is not included, I will try and add it as soon as possible, there are no words to show how the creativity and generosity of all posemakers just flows thru the sim, let´s hope I can get to the next sim in time before the Pose fair opens.

Here it is the longest credits list i ever did, poses by:

Sways, {what next}, POSIES, ploom, Frozen Panty POSES, Pulling Strings, Candii Kitten, Magnifique, Oomph! Poses & Stuff, Label Motion, Serenade,  Three Birds Inner Peace, BABY PRINCESS, Jillybean, Glorious Insanity, Cracked Mirror, KAMI-HITOE, .evolve., Frooti, !bang poses, Body Language, Weather! or not?, Baffle!, Cheeky Pea, Nuwiggles, BeeHive, Adorkable, .::poise::., Lolapop! , Look@me, Apple Spice Poses, PURPLE POSES, Pose Pirate, {W&R} – {Witches & Rats}, WDK, {Ms. B. Designs}, [Tillie], BehaviorBody Animations and Model Poses, Enchant3D, ::eXpression:: Poses,  =random kitten=, skin&bones, Fluke, Olive Juice, Estetica, Gaeline Creations, fri.day and finally again Olive Juice.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Kumi Mesh Hair
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones – Mesh Lashes
Shirt: [A]Limited – Kawaii Tee – Sashimi
Jeans: Zaara – Classic Jeans
Shoes: Vershe – Red Circus