the queen’s approach on Flickr.

Fantasy items are piling up in my inventory and I love them, but they do take a special effort to gather together in just the right way. It reminds me of the Coco Chanel saying, “Before you leave, take one accessory off,” or something close to that. You do not want to overwhelm the pieces by adding too much. I love the swirl work that Pixicat and Alchemy have done. And random.Matter’s necklaces are beautiful and delicately intricate but bold at the same time. Its hard to find that balance and this brand does.

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Skin: Essences {TheGreekGoddess} *medium01* brunette (New!)
Shape: !matte.021 (shape) MOD (coming soon)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Nails: beauty by alaskametro<3 SLINK manicure applier - “Fawn”
Eyes: .ID. Natural v2 / Deep / Seaweed (Group Gift, new line!)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Hair: !Ohmai Salon: Sue
Dress: -Pixicat- Ornate.Dress Bronze
Mask: Alchemy - Dreams - Filigree Mask - Pink
Necklace: .random.Matter. - Bane - Necklace - Copper ULTRA RARE (FGC)
Friend: Alchemy - Dreams - Spirit Fawn Familiar - RARE
Pose: Kirin - Day Dreamer Pose Pack

fatima a gem on Flickr.

Enchantment is around the corner (Like tomorrow, I believe) and this round is Bluebeard! I don’t know much about the man or leagent, but I will tell you I will be looking into it more if it brings out such amazing designs like the ones from Pixicat, aisling, and make-up from Nox. It is some very intricate and alluring items, don’t you think? This round is the same as the last, you will need a stamp card, for each item you purchase you get a free gift. How sweet is that?

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Skin: -Glam Affair - Rose - America - Clean NB
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Nails: beauty by alaskametro<3 SLINK manicure applier - “Fawn”
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Chocolate
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Talia Eyebrow - Dark Brown
Eye Shadow: [KOOQLA] Glassy Shadow - Coral
Freckles: [Buzz] Summer Speckles - Lil’ bit of Speckles!
Cheeks: .random.Matter. - Perfectly Flawed - Sunkissed 1 (w/o freckles)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Rowan
Hair Base: Truth Hairbase - Browns04
Lipstick: NOX. Reddened Lip [Light] (Loud Mouth Applier) (Enchantment)
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Dress: -Pixicat- Fatima.Dress (Enchantment)
Head Jewel: .random.Matter. - Arrietty - Head Jewel - Gold
Bracelet: LaGyo_Helen bangle Gold R - SET B
Ring: .aisling. The Good Wife (Enchantment)
Pose: Imeka

twilight & rainbows on Flickr.

This hair is 1L at Exile’s Hair Fair booth and that 1L goes to Wigs for Kids and in four base colors all with the rainbow beauitfulness. Go. Now.

These glasses are from random.Matter and are way fun! The variety of colors are fantastic and the glasses come with lens position options. Open, closed, half open, half closed! The lens and hardware are changeable by a HUD and that is another load of options. No one can get bored by these babies any time soon.

This glass bottle from AMITOMO is really cute, too. Its a gacha and all of the options are great. You can’t go wrong and its cheap! Last bit here, Rose from Glam Affair is out and in full swing at the Glam Affair sim and its really worth a demo. Buzzeri’s lips are beaaauitful in my new favorite red hue. These are going to be at N.21 and that’s it, folks! They’ll be gone forever. Go. Now.

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Skin: -Glam Affair - Rose - America - Clean NB
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Chocolate (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Talia Eyebrow - Light Brown (Cosmetics Fair)
Eye Shadow: [KOOQLA] Liquid Eyeliner 01(Cosmetics Fair)
Hair: Exile::After the Rain Sparkle- Brown (Hair Fair)
Lipstick: [Buzz] Late Night Lip (N.21)
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Top: mon tissu coquette blouse (group gift)
Bottom: -tb- Astrid Denim Cut Offs - Medium Wash
Glasses: .random.Matter. - Hastings Glasses - Rouge - Half Open (N.21)
Necklace: (fd) Rock Necklace - Gold & Crystal
Bottle: AMITOMO.Summer Tumbler #Twilight
Pose: Imeka

sweets for a sweetie on Flickr.

The Dreamers Factory is a really neat event. The sim is so awesome, so be sure to take some time to stop by just for that. Getting there is a real treat! So are the items you’d find there, cotton candy buddies from MishMish and ice cream Cone Thrones from Flowey are deliciously wonderful. The poses that come with the seats are delightful.

This top from DRIFT is cute and of course, the HUD based changing system is always perfection. I like the length of this crop top but the sleeves are making me yearn for fall. I feel like this will be a transition piece that everyone will be clamoring for soon enough. Buzzeri has some make-up items out at N.21, bold lip choices and ‘late-night’ eye shadows that will look amazing on everybody. Atomic has a sweet hair style out at the same event. The precious style also reminds me of getting ready for fall classes, so I feel like everyone is ready for summer to be over. The heat at least! Everything at N.21, from my understanding, are event items only. You won’t find them again once the event is over. So get by ASAP!

Last, this widdle sweet necklace, so dainty, so cute, is from Imeka. You need this necklace. You really do.

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Skin: [PF] Sora - Sugoi (dk purple)
Shape: !matte.006 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Chocolate (Kustom9)
Eye Shadow: [Buzz] Late Night Shadow – Obsidian (N.21)
Hair: .Atomic. {Hair} Daydream -Pastels (N.21)
Lipstick: [Buzz] Late Night Lip – Cosmopolitan (N.21)
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Top: DRIFT Oakley Crop Shirt (New!)
Bottom: -tb- Metallic Glitter Shorts - Black
Shoes: fri. - Rebecca.Wedges (Teal)
Necklace: {Imeka} Kawaii Cloud Necklace {Silver} (The Dreamers Factory)
Friend: *MishMish* Candy Fluffz - Pink (The Dreamers Factory)
Pose/Seat: Flowey. Cone Thrones – Neapolitan RARE (The Dreamers Factory)

Donuts, anyone? There are plenty at the Atelier Kreslo Donut Festival waiting for you to gobble up! Or decorate with, as the case may be. I loved the selection and there are many to choose form. There are also these cute signs and dishes for free, too. It’s a small event and won’t take any time! Not to mention, lack of lag is a Godsend. Much like this donut-ish bun hairstyle from Truth. This is is found in a special pack at L’Amitie, a new event (or new to me). The bangs are fantastic and the bow is optional. 

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Skin: .tsg. Eun-Seo :: X tone :: NoBust :: NoBrow :: NT - Soft Body
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Ocean (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Talia Eyebrow - Black (Cosmetic Fair)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Liner: [KOOQLA] Liquid Eyeliner 01 (Cosmetic Fair)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Lala (L’Amitie)
Freckles: [Buzz]  Summer Speckles - Lil’ bit of Speckles!
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli & Vampire teeth
Gloss: [Buzz] Summer Crush Gloss - Grapeade (Cosmetic Fair)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Top: [Deadwool] Nimes Denim Shirt - blue pois
Bottom: Emery Skirt Gothenburg Smoke
Earrings: LaGyo_Mary earring Flower Gold
Donut No. 1: Atelier Kreslo Festival:  Zen Zarco’s I <3 Donut (Donut Fest)
Donut No. 2: Atelier Kreslo Festival: Sway’s - Kitty (Donut Fest)
Pose/Sign: Atelier Kreslo Protest - I WAS PROMISED DONUT!

orange you glad on Flickr.

I know, I know, I’m on a bit of an orange neon kick lately and it has served me well! Olive’s hue is perfect and so different! Its well done with the wispy variations in it, making it perfect. It goes so well with Mishmish’s latest editions to my ever growing menagerie. This giraffe is like a big carnival toy, cute and massive and making me wonder where I can put him! Much like its munchkin bunny tiki friend. This little guy needs an outfit for me to wear like it as well, because it is just a riot to watch skip to and fro. I hope someone does that sort of post soon! Finally, Buzzeri has released a new set of lips and brows at the Cosmetics Fair. I really like their brows, full and with good depth so that it doesn’t look deliberately ‘drawn’. The lips are berrylicious with the perfect amount of fullness and glossy shine.

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Skin: -Glam Affair - Rose - Asia - Clean NB (New!)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (NEW)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Midnight (Kustom9)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Talia Eyebrow - Dark Blonde (Cosmetics Fair)
Eye Liner: .Birdy. {Liner} 10
Hair: .Olive. the Izzy Hair - HUD 2 (Hair Fair)
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli with [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Top: Emery Crop Top Feroe Grey
Romper: (fd) Overalls - Dark Denim
Necklace: LaGyo_Malika horn necklace (C88)
Friend No. 1: *MishMish* Baby Giraffe to hug - Original (C88)
Friend No. 2: *MishMish* Tiki Bunny B - on left shoulder (Seasons Story)
Pose: MARUKIN

nylon outrageous on Flickr.

Nylon Outfitters is an gem of a shop in SL that creates a vast amount of fantastic apparel and accessories, not to mention skins. Though with the ever hopping advancements in appliers and whatnot, I was wondering when they would jump on that bandwagon. Have no fear, here they are! The High Def Skins are beautiful and well thought out. There are four tones from ivory to coco, and it comes with an applier for the Slink Physique body, a browless version and a set of optional brows. I like that option because I have some brows I really enjoy from other designers and it creates a more unique look if I want. But the brows for these are realistic and nice, not too full, but long and elegantly shaped.

There are the usual hand, feet, breast, and loud mouth applier options that are sold separately. Also, there is a system and loud mouth set of lipsticks and an eye shadow pack available. I really like the eye shadows because they have socket definition that are sometimes lacking from other brands and while I like the monolid look, sometimes I want to pretend to have (because I’m lacking in RL) well defined eyes.

The tones and textures are realistic but what I really like is the hand drawn effect from Nylon. I love her art and style, so its hard not to enjoy these. I went with a bold lip because when I think of Nylon, I think of these big lush lips and some gapped teeth peeking out (not a RL interpretation, just from the art and ads I’ve seen and liked). You can demo these at the link below and doubt you will be disappointed!

Nylon Outfitters: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/179/115/23

PS: The applier buttons are beautiful! I really appreciate it when people take time to put the details to work, even for something you make only use for a few moments at a time.

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Skin: (NO) High Def Skins - Ivory - #nomakeup (New!)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (New!)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Honey (Kustom9)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Eye Shadow: (NO) High Def Cosmetics - Eyeshadow - Nude with Eyeliner (New!)
Hair: .Olive. the Izzy II Hair - HUD 3 [Rigged] (Hair Fair)
Hairbase: /Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase - LONG - Wild honey
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli with [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3
Lipstick: (NO) High Def Cosmetics - Loudmouth Applier - Blood Red (New!)
Dress: DRIFT Stellina Slip Dress [MESH] (The Fusion Dressing Room)
Pose: FLOWEY

a bride for life on Flickr.

I have never been one wanting to play the bride (even when I was one) and this was an accident, but Junbug’s dress just felt perfect and right in this beautiful wash of ivory. It goes so well with the Kallisto skin from Glam Affair, glowing with red lips. The hair from Lamb’s a beautiful retro look, the bangs turning it up a notch to make it more playful than puritan. Its fun to play the bride once in a while, and there are no pillowcase veils here!

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Skin: -Glam Affair - Kallisto - Artic 01 G (ROMP)
Shape: !matte.018 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Midnight (Kustom9)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Hair: + Lamb. Halo - Variety/Ombre/Eccentric (Hair Fair)
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO TEETH v1.3 
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Dress: *{Junbug}* Nightingale [Ivory]
Headband: .random.Matter. - Lordis Headband - Gold
Ring: (Yummy) Butterfly Daisys - Purple
Pose: {Imeka}Luna-Pose Pack (Kustom9)

batty on Flickr.

When did so many events crop up? I feel as if there is a new one every day and while I don’t dislike that, I am having a difficult time keeping lindens in my purse! I guess there could be worse things. Junbug is hard at work, each event it seems there is a new outfit from them and this one, sadly I missed to display for Summerfest, but hopefully it will open in the shop soon. Isn’t it darling? A ‘tame’ gothic lolita and finally I can wear my batty shoes from TSG!

Random.Matter has out beautiful jewelry, I really am enjoying their releases lately. The same five metals but the gems are HUD changeable to a variety of colors for every occasion. And they have released this darkly georgous LM Gloss applier, too. Alchemy/Birdy has out at the Secret Affair some dreamy items; this glowing skin and delicate bracelet. It’s so girly and pink! Not pink are these Crystal eyes from Buzzeri, which are hauntingly beautiful and worth checking out.

Last, Matte’s released a new shape. It comes with the lips already formed for Loud Mouth and a shape with the normal system lips. Of course, these are both modifiable and can be found at the links below.

 !matte.demo.shapes: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/mattedemoshapes/5960942
 !matte.020 (shape) MOD: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/matte020-shape/6213994

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Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Bare) (Secret Affair)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (NEW)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Ocean (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: [Buzz] Amelia Eyebrow - Dark Blonde
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper
Hair: Magika [Hair] Dreamy (New)
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Alli with Vampire teeth
Lipstick: .random.Matter. - Night Glosses - Blood (Loud Mouth Applier) (Cosmetics Fair)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Dress: *{Junbug}* Sally Dress [Bow Tie]
Shoes: .tsg. Ruffle Platforms - SolidxBlack with Batty Wing
Bracelet: Alchemy - Dreams - Wrist R - Pink (Secret Affair)
Necklace: .random.Matter. - Lordis Collar v1 - Gold
Ring: (Yummy) Doughnut Ring
Pose: {Imeka}Luna-Pose Pack (Kustom9)

Rose - Glam Affair on Flickr.

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Skin: -Glam Affair - Rose - Asia 06 NB (New)
Shape: !matte.020 (shape) MOD (NEW)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Crystal Eye - Midnight (Kustom9)
Eye Brows: -Glam Affair - Rose - Universal Eyebrow 01 Brown (New)
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Freckles: [Buzz] Summer Speckles - Lil’ bit of Speckles! (Cosmetics Fair)
Hair: .Olive. the Nara Hair - HUD 2 [Rigged]
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO Alpha Lips

city safari on Flickr.

LaGyo put out some pretty impressive pieces at this month’s Collabor88. My favorites are the clutches and the statement necklace. And what a statement indeed! For being so flash and elegant, it doesn’t feel overwhelming at all. It goes well with Mutresse’s romper and fri.day’s stylish but minimalistic shoes.

Essences has a gacha out Kustom9 of nine beautiful variations of the Alex skin. I am very pleased with the one I got, I always have had an affinity for bare faces in SL because I can use a ton of tattoo layers without hiding the creator’s work, but adding other creator’s enhancements. Last bit here, Lamb’s hair is always fantastic and I adore this short style. Not only is it messy cute, but the side attachement is optional so that you can have a shaved or bare scalp look.

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Skin: Essences {Alex09} *medium01* brunette (Kustom9)
Shape: !matte.018 (shape) MOD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Eyes: [Buzz] Arcane Eyes - Amber
Eye Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash - Upper+Lower
Eye Shadow: .random.Matter. - Aislinn Shadows v1 - Silver
Hair: + Lamb. Nothing - Rigged - Variety/Ombre/Eccentric with Hair Attachment (Hair Fair)
Hands/Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Romper: …Mutresse… Ebele Romper (C88)
Shoes: fri. - Laura.Heels (Shadow) (C88)
Bag: LaGyo_Malika clutch White – Silver (C88)
Necklace LaGyo_Malika statement necklace Silver (C88)
Ring: (Yummy) Single Daisy - White
Pose: fri.day