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Potpourri

January 6, 2012

Sooooo, friends and neighbors, I have a few things to tell you about.  Mostly unrelated items on the docket, but all important to me:

  • Inventory loss
  • Crotch flaps
  • Back to Black
  • Seven Deadlies
  • Fresh Unknowns

First order of business is <insert crying and flailing here> bitching about Linden Labs eating all the *elymode* stuff in my inventory.  WTF?  I’ve heard about the mysterious invy disappearances, but never experienced it before.  Well, now I have.  I think about 4000 items went poof.  I haven’t figured out what else went, but all my *elymode* stuff that was purchased before… last month is gone.  So the sweet little group gift skirt was not accompanied by any coordinating items for today’s post.  Which leads us to our next item on the list.

Ely has made us more meshy goodness!  And this one really is good: mesh crotch flaps on short skirts!  It moves so well with your avatar and since she treats us so well, she left the tushie flap as a regular prim so we can edit it to fit our booties!

Next?  The Back to Black event.  Keira Seerose has taken CHIC Management back to their roots with this event that pays homage to the first mental health awareness event, The Black and Blue Fair.  Back to Black will run from 4pm SLT, February 11th to 4pm SLT, February 29th and features over a hundred brands as participants willing to work within the message and themes of the event and design an exclusive item.

And if you get tired of being good next month, the Festival of Sin will be there to cater to your darker, more debaucherous side.  Running from February 18th to March 3rd, you can find creations inspired by any of the seven deadly sins you’d like to indulge in.

And last for tonight, but not the least, we have the Fresh Unknown Hunt.  This idea is actually really fun.  All the participants in the hunt are new brands/creators/designers and their stores are all in their fledgling moments (less than four months old!).  So make sure you check out the new talent this March!

Credits:

Skirt | Elymode – Facil Skirt (Red – Group Gift only)
Corset | KHUSH – GeGe (Blue)
Blouse | Schadenfreude – Elenor Sleeveless Blouse (Blanc)
Jacket | fri.day – Tourist.Jacket (Black)
Shoes | fri.day – Basic.Pumps (Black)
Hair | [e] Elikatira – Charmed (Black 04)
Skin | Lara Hurley – Oksana (With Love (again) Hunt)
Necklace | SIGMA Jewels – Anya Necklace (Gold)
Eyes | Vision – Eyes by A:S:S – Eclipse Eyes (Atlantic)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Tableau Lashes, Chubby Bottom Lashes 5

Pose | aDORKable Poses – Chill 3 (With Love (again) From Hunt item)
 

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Elymode @ Culture Shock

May 16, 2011

Here’s what’s truly shocking:  Culture Shock is still going on!  If (somehow) you haven’t heard, Culture Shock is a collaborative effort between CHIC Management, Modavia Productions and more than 150 designers benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders.  Keep your eyes open for the exclusive Culture Shock items at each store, 50% – 100% of the profits for those items will be donated to the docs.

The donation item I’m wearing is the new Vita dress from Elymode.  Elysium Eilde stepped out of her comfort zone on this one and it was well worth it.  The prim portions of the dress were easily resized and adjusted (even for me) and they make for incredible details on Ely’s already amazing work.  I ended up channeling a little of Ely through the dress and her Windlight settings and I took a lovely, unedited shot in SL.  (No, that’s not an insult, the pic just feels a little…  fantasy and pretty to me.)

I’m still fighting with shadows, so unfortunately you all have to deal with me experimenting and bitching about the failed trials.  I hate this glaring light that I can’t seem to get rid of.  I hate that I had to reduce the size of my inworld snapshots so I don’t get crazy lines all over.  I hate that my shadows used to work flawlessly and now they don’t!  LOL   Anyway…   There is some more Elymode in this pic, a Vita variation and part of the Lazy Day gacha items she has at the store for only 50L.  This is a group exclusive color, but the others are equally adorable.

Edited 3.17 :  I’m using the second pic as my sorry excuse for olive in the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.  I know, I know, I’m pathetic.  But I’m so far behind!

Credits:

Pic 1

Dress | Elymode – Vita Dress (Purple/Sage @ Culture Shock, 100% donation)
Hair | Truth – Paige (Night)
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Natural 12(a))
Lips | Tuli – Elusive (Purple)
Makeup | Mynerva – Eyeliner and Shadow (Purple)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lashes 1

Pose | ImpEle – Elegance 12

Pic 2

Top | Elymode – Vita Top (Purple/Sage @ Culture Shock)
Shorties | Elymode – Lazy Day Short Shorts (Olive/Purple, Group Gift)
Shoes | SLink – Cassandra Heels (Plum)

Pose | Glitterati – Model Pose 075

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Culture Shock – Chinese Edition

May 10, 2011

Hello kiddies.

Culture Shock 2011 is about half over.  Have you been there yet?  No?  Go, check out the exclusive donation items at the event that are benefiting Doctors Without Borders.

It has taken me wayyy too long to get this spectacular dress out to you all and it’s still not a very good showing, but my computer, SL and GIMP are all conspiring against me lately.  So I don’t have style credits at the moment and the editing is lackluster, but I HAD to get Agnes Finney’s Culture Shock Empress Dress blogged for you to see.  Swing by My Precious at the event and grab this and many other stunning designs.

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Culture Shock – Je Suis

May 5, 2011

Just a quick, cropped snap to remind you about Culture Shock 2011.  It’s already a quarter over!  Oh noes!  Get there!

Credits:

Jewelry | Je Suis – Eternelle Earring and Necklace (Culture Shock)
Hair | fri.day –  Dylan (Emo Black)
Clothing | Elymode – Tuxedo Shirt (White), Tuxedo Vest (Black), Tuxedo Pants (Black/Red)
Shoes | SLink – Cassandra Heels (Black)
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Natural 03a)
Eyes | Perception – Estate (8-1)

Chair and Pose | Glitterati – Model Chair (Chair 3)

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Culture Shock – RezIpsa Loc

May 2, 2011

More Culture Shock goodies!  RezIpsa Loc has come out with some edgy hairstyles for the event.  This a two-attachment point hair (which I love) with a tattoo layer braided/shaved base is called Francesca and her even edgier, shorter, younger sister is Mauri.  The frame prop is from Bent and is also available at Culture Shock in a pack with a handful of rezzable frames to add to the effect if desired.

Credits:

Hair | RezIpsa Loc – Francesca (11pm, Culture Shock)
Top | Ducknipple – Wubbo (Purple)
Jeans | Decoy – Layla 84 Jeans (Light Wash Ripped)
Skin | Mynerva – Kia (B Cup, Shade 3)
Eyes | Perception – Inverno (3-2)
Makeup | Cheap Makeup – Eye Slicks 8
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1

Prop |  Bent! – Framed Pose Prop (Culture Shock)

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Culture Shock 2011

May 1, 2011

It’s time for Culture Shock!  CHIC Management and Modivia Fashion Marketing have teamed up to present a fashion and philanthropic event associated with Doctors Without Borders.  The event opens at noon SLT and is taking place on the wonderfully organized Project Donate sim.  There are items at every creator’s booth that will have proceeds donated at 50% to 100% to Doctors Without Borders, so keep your eyes open for those special designs.

Have fun, make a difference and look good doing it!

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52 Weeks of Color – Periwinkle

April 28, 2011

Periwinkle was not an easy color.  I didn’t have anything in my inventory that suited the version of blue that I had in my head.  Then I would have loved to put something together that would be a fitting tribute to a poem written about me, but I couldn’t do that justice either.  So I went with simple instead.

And let’s not forget to mention Culture Shock.  The Exile hair I’m wearing is one of the exclusive items that Doctors Without Borders will receive proceeds from.  I picked up this sweet little sundress there too (but I’m honestly not sure if it’s new for the event or if you can pick it up at the store, sorry).

I’ve been feeling pretty faded lately, and I think Chloe’s looking a little sad and vulnerable in the pic, so I guess it is a bit of a tribute to the poem:
I always preferred
midnight to navy in a box of sixty-four.
She chose periwinkle, powder, cornflower,
her colors pale and fading.

Credits:

Dress | Grixdale – Sun of a Gun – Vintage Doll (Sparrow)
Hair | Exile – Penny (Twilight)
Skin | Mynerva – Kia B Cup (Shade 3)
Prim Feet | SLink – Jolie Barefeet (Medium Height)
Eyes | Perception – Estate (8-2)

Pose | xoxo Ania – Simple Stand (09)

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Shocking!

April 27, 2011

It’s almost time for Culture Shock 2011!  This CHIC Management event is sponsored by Modavia Productions and will feature fashion and attractions throughout the month of May (1st – 22nd).  A hundred and seventy-something creators will be represented at the event, each presenting at least three new and exclusive items, profits from which will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.  So go enjoy the event and watch for the vendors that specify that the item is a 50% or 100% donation.

I haven’t had a chance to do a walk-through of the whole space yet, but when I saw this amazing dress from sYs, I knew I had to have it.  Nothing like shopping around before making a decision, huh?  Anyway, I’m still in love with it, so it’s all good.  Some of the designs are overt and some can be quite subtle, but overall, I absolutely love their sci-fi vibe.  Before I started blogging, I had no reason to buy any of their outrageous designs, but now…  LOL   Anyway, I love this dress- it’s helping a wonderful charity and it’s totally over the top.  Perfect.

Credits:

Dress and Helmet | sYs – Ebony TE
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Yuki Edition 02 B)
Makeup | Glamorize – Poetic Lips, Blush, Eyes
Eyes | Avid – Blue Mist (Black Sclera)

Pose | Exposeur – Movement (Krista)

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Pure Juice Photo Contest Winners

April 5, 2011

Sending out a HUGE congratulations to Rylan Carling for earning the top spot in the Pure Juice Photo contest! Of course, kudos to Miaa Rebane and Marcillia Bumblefoot for their second and third place finishes, respectively.

And now, to toot my own horn (since it has never had the opportunity to be tooted before), the CHIC Management group was kind enough to find my greenhouse pic to be honorable enough to mention! Thanks so much, CHIC!

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Pure Papillon

March 16, 2011

I’m sure y’all will be happy when I stop using that Pure Juice reference in all of my titles, huh?  LOL   After all the hype of the event, I finally had a chance to try on some of the comfy (read “more me”) clothes that were available.  So I settled down in my e! top and Republic flats and hatched me some butterflies!

Papillon Breedables are open!  And what does that mean to you?  Butterflies, of course!  The creators have been working SO hard on this release and are beyond excited to move out of beta and into real SLife.  And they should be.  They’ve put together such an extensive product.  I’m not big on breedables (buy the creature and then have your life savings sucked away in order to keep them alive), though I’ve had a bunny and a fairy and a horse- no chickens.  But I couldn’t pass up the idea of butterflies.  Don’t ask me why, I don’t know why, but I’m so glad I invested the time to visit the store and read all their materials and OF COURSE, buy some butterflies.  I picked up a Breeding Starter Kit for 199L that contained one male, one female, two plants and one beehive.  The butterflies are very easy to hatch, unlike some breedables that will break if you remove them from inventory incorrectly or if you touch them too soon before they hatch or birth or whatever.  The butterflies work like they should: drag, drop, hatch, butterfly, yay!  They are also fairly easy to control once you have them rezzed and hatched.  You can use their scripted menus or my preferred method, the Control HUD.  I didn’t love having to click on the butterfly after each choice made in the menus, so the HUD was much better for me, though for individual changes you’d have to use the specific butterfly’s menu.  The Control HUD came in a (currently) free box of HUDs and goodies.

And speaking of goodies…  Holy cow.  The creators have put together such a detailed experience for the breeders.  I won’t go into everything here, but let me say that the Papillon butterflies are somewhat of a cross between all the positive aspects of breedables and the fun and adventure of a good RPG.  Genetics and classes and bonuses (breed for that queen, folks!) that you’d get from that combination are placed in this wonderful little eco-community of butterflies, plants and other insects- all with the possibility for adventure!  The thought that went into this little ecosystem is amazing.  There are plants that feed the butterflies in different ways, gardening supplies to help maximize the productivity of those plants and accessories that have various effects on your garden.  My two favorites are the beehive and the psychedelic shroom.  The beehive (this shows some of the detailed thought that went into the creation of this product) has bees, obviously, that go out and kill spiders in your plants so their webs don’t harm your butterflies.  The psychedelic shroom improves your chances of breeding rare or mutated babies!  How fun is that??

I’m getting a little long winded here, but I want to say one more thing.  The accessories and gardening supplies and plants were all created to help your butterflies live and grow happily with the least investment possible.  There’s even a type of plant that increases in value and productivity the longer you own it – and the market for reselling has already emerged.  So buy some butterflies, breed some butterflies, enjoy your butterflies.  You won’t spend all your Lindens because it’s not necessary.

Credits:

Butterflies | Papillon Breedables – Normal Lune Soldier and Butterfly (Green Female, Blue Male)
Shirt | e! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories – Juiced Jersey (Pink3)
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jeans (Regular Wash)
Shoes | Republic – Charlotte Flats (Scarlet Paisley)
Hair | Truth – Penelope (Night)
Skin | YS & YS – Susan (Skin Fair 2011 Gift)
Makeup | Miamai – XGen Makeup LashNLiner (Charme)
Pose | Adorkable Poses – Petals in the Wind (Pose 1)
Prop | Just A Pose – Forrest Frolic Log
Flowers | Urbanized – Fairy Meadow, Fairy Pink Roses, Fairy Spring Grass

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