Dec 1, 2012

Arcade Love.

It's no secret that SL has become inundated with events, which is why I was especially honored to blog The Arcade, the exceptional quarterly gatcha mania event that's very similar in "feel" to Collabor88 in that the participating creators vigorously flex their creative muscles for each unmistakeably innovative installment (vs recycling pre-existing creations for sale). The result is strikingly innovative, gotta-have-it items that means bye bye $L for us shopoholics. -- Since I was all busy getting the furball when The Arcade first debuted, I was suuuper excited to show you some of my faves from this 2nd round, together with the brand-new, beautifully glowy "Amberly" skin by Glam Affair (wet, berry-stained lips? Yes please!)
Deep meditations are such a calming way to start the day.
And in home furnishings news, this marvelously detailed nail polish stand (check out the 3 cotton ball holders on top!) by uber-innovative home design creator Kaz Nayar for Pilot could be the best use of 1 (!) prim count (and $10L) ever. Luhs!
I was so impressed with this meticulously built nail rack (for a hunt gift, no less!) that I also had to also show you Kaz's offering for The Arcade, which is this utterly enchanting, miniaturized model "winter town," complete with tiny frozen lake and bridge. -- Now this is the kind of thing that's just 100% pure creator love (I personally adore things like this with zero practical purpose, in any life). You gotta have respect for anyone who invests so much care into purely creative yummy stuff; check out the little snowdrifts on the trees, and teensy holiday lights, and you'll get a sense of the loving detail put into this whimsical item. -- Special *mwuahs* to Vixie Rayna for telling me that her RL family sets out something like this every year, hehe.
If you do manage to get into The Arcade amidst the opening crush this week, be sure to check out the wowsome build itself, with some impressive new props on display this time around (including a beautiful old-fashioned carousel, parked right in front).

Arcade love + fashionista kisses to all!


Teshan2222 Wycliffe


*NOTE: Well-organized shopperistas can sneak a handy-dandy preview of all the yummy goodies at The Arcade on the official shopping preview page here.

Donkey (worn on various body parts): Intrigue Co. @ The Arcade - Plushie Pals: Sugar the Donkey (new!) *mwuahs Katharine McGinnis*
Pig: Intrigue Co. @ The Arcade - Plushie Pals: Pinky the Pig (new!) *mwuahs Katharine McGinnis*
Wings (worn on back): Auxiliary @ The Arcade - [Aux]Fly Free - Left - Pegasus (new!) *double mwuahs Tyr Rozenblum & Ivy Graves*
Bag: [glow] Studio @ The Arcade - Macaroon Bag Bergamot (new!) *mwuahs Anemysk Karu*
Earmuffs: *League* @ The Arcade - Earmuffs - Vintage Reindeer (new!) *mwuahs Nena Janus*
Shoes: Nardcotix @ The Arcade - Nardcotix Gacha Good Old Shoe Red Glitter (new!) *mwuahs Nardya Rousselot*
Lollipop: MIASNOW @ The Arcade - Big Lolly ~ RAINBOW (new!) *mwuahs Miasnow Myriam*
Cardigan, henley & shorts: Mon Cheri @ The Arcade - *MC* Red - Gacha Prize 3 (new!) *mwuahs Freya Olivieri*
Belted skirt: (Milk Motion) @ The Arcade - Peplum belt - leather-red (new!) *mwuahs Marie Lauridsen*
Skin: Glam Affair - Amberly - Artic 12 D (new!) *double mwuahs Aida Ewing & M4ri1yn Magic*
Eyes: IKON - Eternal Eyes - Tobacco (M) (new!) *mwuahs Ikon Innovia*
Hair: .ploom. - Danni - Ploomage Tipped (new!) *double mwuahs Steve Cartier & Helyanwe Vindaloo* 
Teddy bear necklace: Maxi Gossamer @ The Arcade - Necklace - Love Teddy Bear - TQ (new!) *mwuahs Maxi Gossamer*
Socks: .::Mother Goose's::. - Korean Embroidery socks(group gift2012.11) - Knee socks 02(CR) - group gift (join group for $0L; look in Notices) (new!) - free
Pose: !bang poses @ The Arcade - mini - curves 3 (new!) *mwuahs Trieste Minuet*
Nail polish rack: PILOT - With Love - Nail Polish Rack - With Love Hunt 3 (find/buy a red box) - $10L
Winter town: PILOT @ The Arcade - Christmas Village [The Arcade] (new!)