This Blue World

WaterfallAll work and no play makes for a very dull SLife!

Actually, all play and no work makes for a very dull SLife in my opinion, too!

After successfully completing a new project – a logo redesign for one of SL’s longest-running events – a day at the beach was much needed, and it presented the perfect opportunity to blog (and to share with you) this super cute bikini that is currently available at L’Amitie Summer Market. It’s made by Blacklace and comes in mesh and texture versions, with Wowmeh and Lola appliers, AND includes a pair of matching flip flops. Awesome, right?!

The pose I am using is from EverGlow, and you should also know they are currently having a 50% OFF STOREWIDE SALE! It was hard to pick one as they are all so natural and smooth. There’s no info on when the sale might end, so head on over as soon as you can.

Credits:

Hair: Exile – Beyond the Waves in Rio

Skin: Essences – Emma in Noisette

Bikini: Blacklace – Charlie Bikini in Red Kisses {available at L’Amitie Summer Market}

Hands & Feet: SLink

Nails: Flair – Set 38

Pose: EverGlow – Model 358

What a Lovely Way to Burn

Heat

Yesterday, I was out of sorts. I couldn’t settle on anything to wear, and wasted hours trying this and that to no avail.

When I checked out Fi*Fridays and saw this dress, I thought, “Hey, I think I can work with that,” and so this look, after all that trouble, came together pretty effortlessly. The steal-of-a-deal REIGN sandals in the Saturday Sale were the cherry on top. Hopefully I’ll be able to wear it for a day or 2 before feeling the need to change again!

Credits:

Hair: Exile – West Coast

Headband: Fox.Poison – No. 3 Golden

Skin: Essences – Emma in Noisette

Dress: – Bens Boutique – Mini Belted Dress in Black {at Fi*Fridays}

Cuff: Erratic – Cuff in Gold

Shoes: REIGN – Empress Sandals in Black

Pose: BENT. – Crossed 1

Mama’s Got a Sweet Tooth Tonight!

Sweet Tooth

Second Life is full of wonderful surprises, and the Donut Festival at Atelier Kreslo – going on now until July 27th – is no exception. More than 40 unique and truly tantalizing donuts have been created by some of your favorite designers. The detail and creativity itself is worth the trip. While there were so many to choose from, I couldn’t resist a chocolate one with sprinkles!

So head on over! Take a reprieve from your traditional shopping frenzy for something cute and tasty! You won’t regret it (and neither will your waistline)!

Credits:

Hair: Magika – Daffodil

Skin: Essences – Emma in Noisette

Glasses: bitch. – MESH BC Frames {one of the first mesh items, made by Maxwell Graf}

Dress: ISON – Embossed Sweatshirt in White

Hands & Feet: SLink

Donut: Zen Zarco’s I <3 Donut {available at the Donut Festival}

Pose: Purple Poses – Brigite 04

Location: Vespertine

A Perfect Storm

MaitreyaCrop

When fashion blogging, or even just getting dressed for the day, sometimes one might feel like “This outfit is just okay” or “I’m really digging this look” – but somedays, on those rare occasions, the stars align and all the perfect elements fall into place and you end up with a look, or even better, a shot, that just knocks your socks off.

Today was one of those days for me.

It started with a trip to the now-open event, Designers United 5: Surrealism. One of the Seraphim bloggers had shown me a photo of this outfit by Maitreya, and I knew immediately that it had to be mine. I’ve always been a huge Salvador Dalí fan – he has used this spindly leg effect in many of his paintings – and have been fortunate enough to see an exhibit of his art in RL. I even went twice.

I also found at DU5 this amazing hair by [INK] Hair and this collar/birdcage contraption by .Olive. I modded the cage though by turning it around so it would match the flow of the hair. I couldn’t be happier with the look! And as the icing on top, Dani shared this amazing windlight with me that she had found on Juicybomb ages ago. It’s the perfect compliment to this outfit and also for the autumn season.

Oh, and if you didn’t know, my super duper favorite skin place, Essences, is having a 50% off sale, too! YAY!!! No word on when it will end, though. I promise I didn’t buy them all. ; )

And truly last but not least, before I published this post I realized, “Oh, it’s Monday, let me go see what Berry’s meme is for today just in case I want to add it in here,” and what do ya know, it’s a Surrealism Challenge meme! 2 birds, 1 stone – WOOT!

Be sure to stop by Designers United before it ends on October 4th and find YOUR inspiration!

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys

only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

– Salvador Dalí

Credits:

Hair: [INK] Hair – SURREALISM for DU5 in BrownGRD {Available at Designers United 5}

Collar/Birdcage: .Olive. – the Twigs a Choking Collar in Leather & Chalk {Available at Designers United 5}

Skin: Essences – Opera Summertime 03 *brown* {This makeup no longer available, but check out other versions at the sale!}

Outfit: Maitreya – Hera Dress and Stilts {Available at Designers United 5}

Pose: BENT.

Photo taken at Hazardous