Dec 28, 2009

Drowsy Winter Secrets

This post-Christmas time has been one of the funnest ever what with the Creators Stamp Rally, Designers United III, oodles of gifts + sales going on.

I took a break from all the fashionz craziness to pop into one of my favorite spots in SL, Drowsy, which always has lovely hidden secrets tucked around every corner. I happened upon some unexpected gifts here, like this cute "Winter" skin for $1L that comes complete with striped long johns, long gloves + button-down tank top attached (!) The face on it is very youthful + girlish; check out the red-nosed effect + glossy red lips action too. Kyooot.
Here's a close-up of the face on this adorable skin. Clearly, I've caught meself a li'l case of le sniffles.
Drowsy is a seasonally-changing build + I found other fun-ness here, like these tri-color long-sleeved jerseys. Several colors were just hanging around casually on a tree, ready to be plucked for $1L each.
I'm a total sucker for cute low-prim housewares, and I found these free pretty glass bottles, which will look tres pretty on Gavin + I's whitewashed window ledge. These are great for prim hogs like moi since they'll cost ya a mere 1 prim each.
I also found this adorable Christmas "bird" tree at BP and this trailing rotating lamp, with pretty yellow stars hanging off the edges. All for free or $1L.
There's even these yummehs hot red bean buns with hot steam wafting off of them that you can nab for free. Which incidentally, happen to be one of my fave sweet treats in the whole entire (RL) world.
While I was exploring, one of my favie minidresses by The Plastik, the "Shredder," came to me in this gorges "Snow" silver color version, which features tiny little multi-color snowflakes strewn all over this so-short design with the "shredded" torso center area. This was a review copy but I believe that The Plastik has their $1L December giftie fatpack still out in the front of the store. Thank you Aikea Rieko!
I paired this dress with the free sculpted booties gift by Courtisane, which are some of the funkiest boots I've seen all year. These have such luscious textures in the various sections, and I luhs how crazy the toe area is, with all the separate toe indentations. This is such a unique look + tres fun for us fashionistas who always want something a li'l different.
Gavin + I decided to try our hand at the Creators Stamp Rally (where we ran into some cool people like our new friend, fellow blogger Takeshi Ugajin). Although Gavin + I didn't quite make it any farther than the COCO store, we did discover this gorges sea plane suspended above the COCO SIM. (It was hovering above a mini snowman army, which kinda sorta gave us the giggles). This seaplane made for a perfect chillax spot.
These pics show the sit from the free female AO from the bundle of gifts at Le.Look! (this AO is the final gift, which I believe is still available until 12/31, so you still have time to grab it). It's so so kyoot. I have paid a lot of $L for AOs of all the top brands in SL + I have to say that I'm enjoying this supaflirty one so much that I haven't taken it off in days.

Here I'm wearing one of the other must-have gifties that I think have been some of the coolest scoops all year: this free black down cropped jacket by Gabriel (this was from the Beauty Avatar Couture hunt; this same jacket was/is available in a shiny silver color at the Mimi's Choice lucky board). A red longer version was available as a gift earlier this year, but the black cropped version is simply the smex. There's pretty silver buckles + pins detailing on it too, and a cool fur-trimmed hood. Plus isn't it way fun when you find something in SL that you already own in RL? Hee.
Now would also be a good time to mention how much I've been enjoying the new Belleza skin group gift. Check out the simply awes face on this skin: to me, this face gives such a mischievous blend of the sultry + the gamine. Full (but not overly full) lips give le pout + look tres sexy with such a petite nose. The group join fee is $250L but as always, so so worth it. *mwuahs* Tricky Boucher!
The jewelry I've been wearing thruout this post is from one of my fave SL jewelry designers, Donna Flora, who has some amazing gifties out right now, like the Bice Ring previously blogged here + this amethyst-encrusted floral "Camelia" choker that is simply stunning. Creator Squinternet Larnia is one of the most prolific + generous gifters on the grid, and her holiday gift comes not only with a complete necklace + earring set, but also includes a complete outfit featuring pretty gold-bead trimmed red mules and a holiday dress.
A note for all those detail freaks like moi: check out this crazy back of this necklace. 1 side is princess-cut amethysts + the other is pearls (!) This ridic level of unique detail is just one of the reasons why/me so totes hearts Donna Flora. (There's also another free modern, silver squares-motif necklace + earrings set gift in the subscribo that Captain Bacon Pizza (aka Sileny) blogged about here).
A big shout-out to all the designers who have truly made this year (and especially these SL holidays) one of the funnest ever with all of their awes + truly generous gifts.

I also wanted to give a very special thanks to all our SLexy Fashionista friends for reading + supporting this li'l blog. It's so much fun putting together these stories + looks for you all + we are always tres overwhelmed by your kind words + support. We really appreciate all the love!

Here's to even better style + much joy in 2010. Warmest love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who has already spent way too much $ on post-Christmas sale$ to really save anything)

Updo hair: Hair OH - Oh my Holiday - BL - $100L
Jacket: Gabriel @ Beauty Avatar Couture - GB::Down Jacket_black_F (Christmas Hunt 09; look for green ornament on tree + buy for $0L) - free
Shoes: Courtisane - La Vivien Xmas -
Bikini top: Nyokos Wears - Nyokos' Kini Latex Black
Bikini bottom: Cherry Girl - CGirl*H* Bikini Gold Print - bottom
Suspender Pants: PARADIS - Superstar2 Pants - black -
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar - Water (Large Iris) - $30L
Lashes: Mstyle - Mstyle Lashes - Elf
Necklace + earrings: Donna Flora - NATASHA + jewels + shoes - CAMELIA noel earrings + necklace -
Skin: Belleza - Alyson Tan group gift -
free ($250L group join fee)
Bangs midlength hair:
Hair OH - Oh my friend - $100L
Brown jersey: Drowsy - Drowsy 3colortee/brown2 -
Dress: The Plastik - Shredder-Snow -
Black jersey: Drowsy - Drowsy 3colortee/black -
Leggings: The Plastik - Leggings Full-P-Plaid -
Bottles: BP - Drowsy Bottles 1-8 - free
Star light: BP - Star Light - free
Christmas tree - BP - Bird Tree -
Red-nosed skin:
BP - BP*winter skin/***underwear***/2009-12 - $1L
AO: Sweet Lovely cute @ Le.Look! - Le.Look! la femme AO - free

Poses by: Long Awkward Pose and D!va

Dec 24, 2009

What $37L Gets You

As some of you may know and/or suspect, I'm kinda obsessed with the peek-a-boo buttie look. I wanted to share with you an awes find I picked up while scooping the free holiday gifties at the PARADIS store. -- I've been in luhs with this store ever since I grabbed their "Spicy" tank tops some time ago, which I still think are some of the prettiest I've seen anywhere + are still currently available in a color fatpack for the low price of . . . free.
This first look pairs the pink "Spicy" tank with these smexeh $37L overall pants. No doubt this look is a tad bit naughty, but hey. Whoever said fashion was only for the timid? Hee.
I'm also wearing the new "Dolled Up" shoes by Atomic which I think are pretty brill. The round-toe platform style is way girlie-wirly + you also get a HUD to change both the bows + socks colors.
Here's the same overall pant in gold. I've paired it here with a gold bottom from Cherry Girl + a shiny black itsy-witsy, teeny-tiny top from one of my fave latex 'kini stores, Nyokos Wears.
The henna tat is a former freebie from the CyberStar BodyArt MM board (+ one of the coolest henna ones I've seen, since it wraps both the upper arms + the torso). I also luhs that this henna shade totally matches the lipstick hue from the new Tuli group gift skin (which btw, really is as good as everyone says it is. I haven't taken it off for days).
There are several other pieces at PARADIS that are similarly slashed down to this randomly low price of $37L, like this smexeh heart cutout cropped turtleneck top. I thought the free candy cane "doll key" from Kissed by Lithium was le kyootest addition to these red suspenders.
Here I'm showing the black version of this heart cutout top, which I've paired with some of my favie pieces from League, like these ribbed tights + brown mini with angels wings imprinted on the buttie area. The free BAX boots gift from Le.Look! were a total 'natch with this gray + brown look.
It's a bit hard to tell (since I realized after I did these shots that my long hair got partially in the way of showing this top . . . le grrrr) but the heart cutout on this black top is really perfectly situated for a la good bewbies tease.
FYI the PARADIS store has been doing its own 5-day mini-Advent calendar event (all 5 gifts have stayed around for the duration of the event), which gets you a skin, some supercute lingerie + other really nice things. Right-click around the Christmas tree and/or mantle to find the gifts with the "Buy" button activated for $0L. *FYI: this store is jammed today since I believe it's the final day. -- Please also note that I'm not sure when this $37L sale ends, so you might wanna scoot on ovah to PARADIS now if you like any of these looks.

This free handheld balloon gift from Miyoko Magic is tres fun. It changes color + "bobs" up and down while you are floating in the air. It's adorables and floats you around at a leisurely pace (the way a balloon should).
There's tons of awes skybox gifts now but one in particular that I wanted to mention. It's the free skybox profile picks gift by Lithium. This thing is a mere 37 prims + it's seriously awes. It comes with snow falling outside your window (which you can actually see out of); your own fireplace; several cute snuggle poses; a fur rug, complete with a few pillows; + 2 his/hers snowboards. The inside walls are this pretty multi-color brick texture. The shading + visual details in this skybox are really top-notch + this is not one to be missed.
Hope that everyone is eating lotsa yummy treats + scooping lotsa of gift bounty (in case you can't tell, I'm a total fan of the gimmies). *giggles quite unashamedly*

For Gavin, Dorothy, Ethan + all the SLexy Fashionista crew, here's wishing you a very happy and safe holidays. Love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who could totally use another $37L right now after all her holiday shoppingz)

Pink tank top: PARADIS - Spicy top Pink - free
Pink overalls pants: PARADIS - Superstar2 Pants: Pink- $37L sale
Black bikini top: Nyokos Wears - Nyoko's - Kini Latex Black
Bracelets: [ glow ] studio - gold think bracelets -
previously free
Gold overalls pants: PARADIS - Superstar2 Pants: Bronze - $37L sale
Gold bottom: Cherry Girl - Cgirl*H* Bikii Gold Print
Shoes: Atomic - Dolled Up - Black
Gloves: F.A.T. Designs - F.A.T. Black Glovez-Gold -
previously free
Pink + yellow gold earrings: U&R Dogs - Cinderella Pierced Earring - previously free
Necklace: House of Hucci - Plush Key Necklace
Bracelets: YourSkin&YourShape - Xmas 2nd GroupGift - group gift - previously free
Skin: Tuli - Eva (tone6/br) dec VIP gift - group gift - free ($250L group join fee)
Hair: 69 - MOG group gift - Brown (color fatpack) - free ($300L group join)
Tattoo: CyberStar BodyArt - CSBA fully body tattoo MEHNDI - MM board gift
- previously free
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar Eyes (Water) - Large Iris - $30L
Lashes: Mstyle - Mstyle Lashes - Elf

Candy cane doll key: Kissed By Lithium - Candy Cane Doll Key - free
Floating handheld balloon: Miyoko Magic - Christmas Ball Flyable - subscribo gift - free

Black open heart cutout cropped black turtleneck: PARADIS - Sweet'n'Cute-Black - $37L sale
Green earrings: Donna Flora - Poison Drops gift - $1L
Brown miniskirt: League - Wild Angel Booty - Micromini Skirt
Brown ribbed tights:
League - Ella stockings - brown
Red overalls:
League - Grandad Braces Red - previous $50L Fridays sale
Stiletto boots: BAX @ Le.Look! - la femme boots - free

Poses by: Torridwear

Skybox: Lithium - skybox [Winter Gift] - profile picks rewards gift - free

Dec 20, 2009

Lookbook: Gem Colored Beauties

The super-rich hues of 3 recent party dress free or $1L gifts reminded this RL jewelry designer (moi) of 3 vibrant gem tones: blue sapphire, green peridot + red ruby. I was so in luhs with these frocks that I was inspired to put together a photo "lookbook" showing these 3 gem-tastic looks.

This first free deep azure blue dress has an unbelievably lustrous color. Certain head-smackingly good tiny details make /me love the Blaze folks forever, like these super-fluttery chiffon parts, which have tremendous movement. The result: a gentle yet totally eye-riveting side-to-side swish situation when you walk.
My absolute favie thing about this design are these narrow slits running up the torso sides. It's clear that this shortie look is ideal for showing a bit o' leg (okay, maybe the whole leg) -- but there's something about the way these fluttery chiffon parts hide (and then reveal) these narrow patches of exposed skin that is simply the smex.
This same hide-and-peek fluttery chiffon effect also turns this so short skirt length into something coquettish, giving you a peek-a-boo-buttie effect. Everything works together like magic on this dress.
Interestingly, I'm usually not a die-hard fan of the babydoll style (I prefer to show off my waistline, Lord knows I do enough sit-ups for it), but this one is most def one of my hands-down faves of the year. The fact that it's free is just icing on top. *fashionista kisses to Blaze*
On the face front, the dramatic combo of these super-smoky eyes + this drop-dead gorges new Maitreya fedora hat hair (free at Le.Look!) totally channels that certain it's-my-world-you're-just-living-in-it vibe. Don't worry, there's only le good fashion permitted in that particular world. Hee.
If emerald is the big-name star of the green gems family, green peridot would be its shy, lesser-known sibling.
The dark apple green color of this dress by Sun Made Fashions totally made me think of the soft green hues of green peridot. This thing is one of the best $1L weekly finds. This color is really pretty, but it's the soft, velvety texturing here that turns this simple dress into an exceptionally pretty one. The deep plunge neckline + naughty belly button keyhole ramps up the smexeh factor too.

I paired this look with one of my favorite $1L earrings gifts by Donna Flora + the new hair group gift by 69. This sultry style has such pretty, soft waves and I love how the bangs are done -- framing the face with one dramatic sweep. For the $300L group join fee, you the color fatpack (!) which comes with options to wear a mini Santa hat, a shiny red Rudolph nose and/or furry earmuffs too. It's such a steal! (*NOTE: this hair is not flexi -- but these swoopy long parts curve away from the torso, so you don't get any body "cutting" by hair).
Sparkly gold "diamante" Katherine stilettos by Stiletto Moody completed this ready-to-party look. Gem hues + yellow gold -- you know it's such a 'natch.
Gavin is modeling the new free SIM opening gift at Casa CheerNo. Although we agreed that the shoulder pads, quilting, etc. was a bit fancier that he's used to wearing, he still rocked this look hard. Fitted pants are also not typically Gavin's style, but these free Redgrave black men's pants from Le.Look! looked simply hawt on him. The lower "drop" waist on these pants makes all the difference for making this snugger fit look exceptionally elegant.
This pose is such a dramatic modeling one for guys too + its currently free at vMotional. My understanding is that they're currently having a new freebie every day.

It's worth noting that CheerNo's SIM build surrounding it's store is visually stunning -- just the way the sun breaks through the clouds alone is a photog's dream.
Being from the desert in RL, I was totally reminded of the spectacular, paintbrush-like sunsets you only get in the desert (it's got something to do with the high amount of dust in the air, which refracts light in dramatic ways). See? You learn something from SL every day!
Check out how the darker sky lighting totally affects the mood of this shot.The ever-changing sky here was just amazing. By the way, this is dead-on what the desert sky looks like right after a huge rain. *pinky applauds whoever built this SIM*
What gem-tastic roundup would be complete without ruby? This free halter-neck dress by Crissy Designs is another lustrous creation that revels in this luscious color. It's bejeweled silver halter strap means that you don't need any more extra accessories on the neckline. I love the "snowy" speckling of silver dust on the skirt, just above the silver-rimmed hemline. It totally gives this dress a magical, fairy-like feel.
These nude-and-red bangles and pink gold "sideways hoops" earrings, both free from YourSkin&YourShape completed this look. I'm also showing the new free U&R Dogs "Bacchanal" ring that you can win in its lucky chair. This soft, pretty updo hair is newish by Truth + comes with a color change headband.
Check out this ridic awes lashes situation. Don't these remind you of the craziest mascara commercial ever? These supathick lashes come with a tres badass vertical streak that slash dramatically north + south of the eye. These brand-new beauties by Mstyle are very reasonably priced (in the $40L-$60L range).
Here's yet another beauty shot of those "Orchid" double-stitched leather heels by Kalnins that I just can't seem to take off my feets. Luhs this silver color + the just-right amount of shine.
Speaking of silver, this free moon chair by Kuri Style was so pretty + luminescent that it totally reminded me of shiny, silvery gem. My RL astrological "planet" is the moon, so I just had to have this in Gavin + I's home (although -- as my 5-year-old niece loves to remind me -- the moon is not a planet). O, those 5-year olds. They think they know everything.
I hope everyone is keeping calm + carrying on during this ridic hectic holiday season. (I know I'm most definitely not). Jewelry love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who's in for the long haul with my affaire de cœur with jewelry)

Blue dress: Blaze - Merry Dress - Silk Blue (join group for $0L; look in Notices) - free
Blue heart necklace: U&R Dogs - The Heart of the Ocean Necklace
Socks: Honey Kitty - H_K X'mas!2009-socks02 - in-store hunt - free
Shoes: Kalnins - Orchid
Hair: Maitreya @ Le.Look! - Maitreya Le.Look! la Femme Hair/Hat - Natural Blonde (join Le.Look! group for $0L + click sign at Le.Look!) - free
Skin: Curio - :GP: Petal [Dark] Elf-Soot2
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Raven) - $30L
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes

Green dress: Sun Made Fashions - $1L gift 12-12-09 - $1L
Ring - Donna Flora - Bice Ring - free
Earrings: Donna Flora - Poison Drops gift - $1L
Skin: Curio - :GP: Sundust [Dark][ Winter-Toasty 2
Hair: 69 - MOG group gift - Palest Blonde (color fatpack) - free ($300L group join)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Bare Katherine (Gold Diamante) (small)
Eyes: Negaposi - Glass Eyes (Lagoon) - $30L
Lashes: Mstyle - Mstyle Lashes - Elf

Red dress: Crissy Designs - Bloody Lady Dress - Peace on Earth hunt gift - free
Hair: Truth - Lydia - Chocolate
Kalnins - Orchid - silver (color change)
U&R Dogs - Bacchanale Ring Gold - red (color change) - free (customer appreciation gift; also available in lucky chair)
Curio - :GP: Acorn [Light] Elf-Happy Holidays (Gala + Rita Designs group gift) - free
Negaposi - Lunar eyes - Azur Large - $30L
Bracelets + earrings: YourSkin&YourShape - Xmas 2nd GroupGift - group gift -
Lashes: Mstyle - Mstyle Lashes - Bad Elf

Moon chair: Kuri Style - K*S Moon (comes with a sun chair + 2 other chairs) - free

Tesh's poses by: Long Awkward Pose and Kuri Style

on Gavin McGinnis:
Jacket: Casa CheerNo -[CheerNo]Vento Jacket Green (SIM opening gift) - free
Pants: Redgrave @ Le.Look! - LE.LOOK! l'homme - Pants - (Casual Style low waist) - Le.Look! group gift - free
Tattoo: Aitui - Vintage Hawaii (faded) - previously free
Skin: BeReal - Exclusive Max Skin - previously free
Hair: Sadistic Hacker - Magnoria II (Dark)
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar Eyes (Water) Large Iris - $30L
Sneakers: SoReal - Superstars black/white

Gavin's pose by: vMotional - free