bookish.

bookish.

Well, friends, today is going to be my last post for a few weeks, as I’m off to Spain to visit my family for a nice, much-needed vacation. I’ve been scrambling to pick up all the goodies I wanted from events happening right now, and for the most part I’ve gotten what I wanted. Since I’ll be back August 10th, I’m holding off on some events so I don’t bankrupt myself spending–which is totally possible, ’cause I have zero impulse control when it comes to the glorious creations that SL’s residents make.

Not wearing a lot that’s really new for this, sadly, but I DID go back to pick up the rest of Little Bones’ hair releases at Hair Fair. I loooooooooooove ponytails and braids, and will generally fork over money immediately for them if I see one that’s well-made. Considering that Little Bones was behind this wonderful tail, it was inevitable that I’d buy it. It’s a style called Lemonade and it’s as beautiful as all of Nova’s designs, gorgeously textured and modeled. As with all of LB’s hair it comes in two sizes with options for larger breasts on each.

Fishy Strawberry, a brand I’ve enjoyed since early on in SL (circa 2009 or so), recently announced a huge sale. TOTALLY worth! I really liked this sweatshirt, which comes with a HUD for various text options (or blank if you prefer), and will be going back at some point to buy more stuff, even if it’s not part of the sale. Definitely worth a trip over; I included a link in the credits. It’s 50% off, up to 70% on some items, and includes the main store and outlet. It’ll be on til midnight of July 21st, so hurry over.

My shoes are from the most recent round of Collabor88, which is one of my favorite SL events. The newest theme was Under the Sea, and fri.day, another brand I’ve patronized since my early days in Second Life, put out these cute platform heels with straps reminiscent of tentacles. I own a bunch of fri.day shoes and would have to say they’re my go-to shoe store. This pair is only available for Slink high feet, but I can’t complain–they look awesome.

You can see a hint of the amazing rare tattoo available from antielle at the new gacha event The Epiphany, but I’m going to save a full post for it later, since it and the other offerings Kaorinette has in that gacha deserve my full attention. 😀

Finally, my earrings are a WONDERFUL new offering by Aikea Rieko of the Plastik, out now at underworld-themed Genre. THEY ARE SNAKES. SNAKES! Available for 100L each, they come in ten different colors, three different wear sizes, and include a HUD with thirty different colors for the snakes’ gemstone eyes. I haven’t taken them off since I got them, and don’t plan to take them off anytime soon. To top it all off, Aikea just announced Plastik’s annual summer sale, with huge discounts available throughout the whole store. Find the details here and then get over there to shop!

With that said, I bid you adieu, and JD will resume posts once I return to the US. Enjoy your summer and thanks for reading! ♥

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
hair. LITTLE BONES // Lemonade – B&W [NEW @ Hair Fair 2015]
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
feet. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Feet – High
eyeliner. PLASTIK // Foxxe Makeup – Decay [On Sale @ Plastik!]
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing
necklace. MAXI GOSSAMER // Little Tiny Dagger – Silver
necklace. ARISE // Moon Necklace – Black & Silver
earrings. PLASTIK // Hissss Earrings – Medusa [NEW @ Genre]
tattoo. ANTIELLE // The Homunculus RARE [NEW @ The Epiphany]
glasses. HOUSE OF CURIOS // Rectangle Framed Glasses [old]
sweatshirt. FISHY STRAWBERRY // Off-Shoulder Sweater – Light Grey [On Sale @ FS!]
bra. MAITREYA // Lara Mesh Bra
pants. PIXICAT // Biker Pants – Black
shoes. FRI.DAY // Ursula Platforms – Black [NEW @ Collabor88]
pose. SKBIO

bookish.

limited.

limited.

Bunch of fun events going on right now, but I was particularly drawn to Project Limited because I fuckin’ love limited edition stuff, and I’m still trying to keep myself from totally losing my shit at Hair Fair.

I’m wearing a new skin that I got from alterego! It’s a little darker in tone than what I usually wear, but it’s very lovely regardless. It was one of 50 limited copies of the Kensi skin in the Ash Tan tone, and came with body appliers and mouth appliers for a really generous price. I have it on my Maitreya body, Slink hands, and PXL Sweetlips mouth in this picture.

My hair is one of Little Bones’ new releases for Hair Fair. Let me preface this by saying I am a huge stan for Nova because she does really fucking cool styles and has beautiful textures, but she’s also a super nice person and provides excellent customer service. I’m definitely picking up all her HF releases. However, so far Cosmos is pulling ahead as my favorite–it includes two sizes for the system avatar head and mesh heads and comes with the option of having the side area braided or totally shaved. I paired it with a hairbase from Tableau Vivant that I tinted and it looks awesome. Nova’s also been doing hairlines added into her latest styles and it shows up quite well on this one. Try wearing it without a hairbase and you’ll see what I mean.

I hopped over to Project Limited after I saw these shoes on Flickr from one of my favorite brands, Razor, and was not disappointed. They fit great and I only had to alpha out a small sliver of ankle on my body to get a seamless look. The skirt is the Lotus Skirt from Insanya and is offered in a variety of colors along with a fatpack; I chose black ’cause I’m boring and love it. It also comes in standard sizes and fitted mesh sizes, and you can turn the straps on and off! The tanktop is from Vinyl and is another exclusive to the event. Like the Insanya skirt it comes in standard and fitted mesh sizes and is available in a rainbow of colors. PLUS it has the cool steel guitar pick necklace that you can see me wearing. Finally I picked up Arise’s Moon Necklace in the Black and Silver mix pack. It’s mesh and looks really lovely inworld. With some stretching and moving around I got a super nice fit on it.

The tattoo is a Letis new release for Suicide Dollz. It kind of reminded me of the Izzie’s tattoo I’ve been wearing so much lately, and I’m a big fan of Letis, so I grabbed it. 😀 Letis recently started offering Maitreya HUDs with their tattoos, which I appreciate since I never take off my mesh body anymore. Designers and creators that take the time to make a Maitreya HUD so I don’t have to fiddle with the Omega relay are very near and dear to my heart. ♥

CREDITS.
skin. ALTEREGO // Kensi – Ash Tan [Limited Edition]
hair. LITTLE BONES // Cosmos – Braided – B&W [NEW @ Hair Fair 2015]
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
hairbase. TABLEAU VIVANT // Nyoki
eyeshadow. NOX // Smoked Out – Grass
mouth. PXL // Sweetlips 02
piercing. HAUS OF DARCY // Dimpled Piercing – Razor
necklace. ARISE // Moon Necklace – Black & Silver Mix [NEW @ Project Limited]
necklace. VINYL // Steel Pick Necklace
tattoo. LETIS // Atria [NEW @ Suicide Dollz]
tank top. VINYL // Jagger – Love Crop Top – Camo [NEW @ Project Limited]
skirt. INSANYA // Lotus Skirt – Black [NEW @ Project Limited]
shoes. RAZOR // Zealous Kicks – Punk Rock [NEW @ Project Limited]
upper arm bands. SAKIDE // Anawyn Armband
cuff. LOST JUNCTION // Edge Cuff @ Romp
pose. GLITTERATI

limited.

naga.

naga.

“You are not among friendssss here, ssssurface-dweller!”

I love, love, love the naga as a fantasy race. Lamiae too, but naga in particular I think are cool as shit. So when JOMO released their Naga Avatar, I promptly freaked the FUCK out.

It’s so goddamn beautiful. I can’t even. It includes everything you see here, along with a pair of bracelets and a starfish bra that I’m not wearing, and JOMO’s mermaid AO.

The only reason I was able to get it so quickly is because a kind gentlemen saw me getting my outfit back on while I was demo’ing it, asked me what I’d been trying on, then gave me the L to buy it right then and there–saying nothing more than “It’s your lucky night. Have fun.”

So thank you, stranger I won’t name here (for privacy’s sake). Things have been rough and you honestly made my week.

I forgot to put on my sexy bracelets from United Colors for this picture, but it turned out really nicely anyway and I’m quite proud of it. I hope you guys enjoy! I paired it with the Naga accessories from the gacha at !deviousMind and snapped this shot at Haven of Mermaids.

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
eyes. !DEVIOUSMIND // Reptilian Eyes – Fire [Lamia Gacha]
hair. MINA // Roosje – Black
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female – Casual
snake fangs & tongue. !DEVIOUSMIND // Naga Tongue – Fanged [Lamia Gacha]
eyeliner. LEAGUE // Classic Winged [Free Gift]
nails. CLEMMM // Bloody Nails
trident. !DEVIOUSMIND // Carnelian Starfish [Lamia Gacha]
tail, fins, ribbon shawl, & horns. JOMO // Female Naga Set D [NEW]
pose. !DEVIOUSMIND // Mermaid Float

naga.

enough.

enough.

Real life has been kind of miserable lately–guy troubles are the best, let me tell you–and I felt like I was so done with all of it. I wanted to wash my hands of it and not care anymore. It didn’t work, but I feel a little bit better when I play dress up, and I ended up deciding to just make a blog post. 😀

The skirt I’m wearing here is the free group gift from Vinyl, which is featured on the new Lenox & Blueberry sim. Most SL residents know by now that Blueberry and its associated stores (Addams, Bueno, Just Because, etc) are becoming incredibly popular due to their high quality products and fitmesh options for nearly all of the major mesh bodies on the market. I have to say, I really like this skirt a lot. It’s beautifully made, and–as you’ll see the more I post–I love anything post-apocalyptic or grungy or blood-stained. This fits all three! It’s called the Zeppelin skirt (after Led Zeppelin, of course), and I think it’s fantastic.

I also really, really like that the clothes at Vinyl are named after musicians or bands, especially since most of them are bands I grew up listening to.

The top is a cute knotted piece, the Kelly Tank by Tee*fy, at the round of Collabor88 that just ended. There are a ton of options and colors, but as a Redditor the NOPE shirt appealed to me the most. The shirt is available in standard sizing and fitmesh options for Slink and Maitreya mesh bodies.

Makeup-wise I’m wearing two relatively new releases from Nox, which is my favorite makeup store on the grid at the moment. I love their colors, interesting concepts, and fun styles, and since Anya puts out a new shadow or lip at every round of The Dressing Room Fusion, I snap them up instantly. Right now I have on the Toxic Shadow from the last round of TDRF, and their new Decay Lip for the Mix event. Still rocking my Izzie’s tattoo from my last post as well!

Finally, I picked up these kickass dragonscale bracelets from The Instruments, which had a Game of Thrones-inspired round that ends on July 9th. They come in three different colors–black, gold, and silver–and come with a HUD to change some of the scales in a stripe pattern. As I said before, anything snake-themed gets my vote, and I love how they look on my hands. They come rigged for Slink casual hands, system avatar hands, and an unrigged version. I’ve also got on the Master’s Ring from Proclivity at Romp, and on my left wrist is the new Edge Cuff from Lost Junction, also at Romp.

Please click through to Flickr to see the fullsize image! The details in the ring and smaller pieces should not be missed. ♥

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
hair. EXILE // Dancing on My Own – Wild Fusion
eyes. IKON // Odyssey Eyes – Darkstar
body. MAITREYA // Lara v3.4
hands. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Hands – Casual
feet. SLINK // AvEnhance Female Feet – High
eyeliner. NOX // Toxic Shadow – Blacklight @ The Dressing Room Fusion
lipstick. NOX // Decay Lip – Burnout for Mix
tattoo. IZZIE’S // Metallic Arrow – Gold @ The Fantasy Collective
jacket. E-CLIPSE // I’m Late! – Black
tank top. TEE*FY // Kelly Knotted Tank – Nope @ C88 June ’15
skirt. VINYL // Zeppelin Skirt – Apoc [Group Gift]
shoes. BUSHU // Kali – Black
scale bracelet. UNITED COLORS // Dragonscale – Gold @ The Instruments
cuff. LOST JUNCTION // Edge Cuff @ Romp
ring. PROCLIVITY // Master’s Ring @ Romp
nails. CLEMMM // Bloody Nails

enough.

self.

self.

I wanted to make a new profile picture for myself, so I picked up the new dress by Razor at Suicide Dollz–I’ve been lusting after it for awhile, but it was only available in black. Now, however, you can grab it with a HUD that includes twelve colors for the dress itself and the lacing on the sides. It’s super sexy and short, and I have a weakness for anything snake-themed or snake-related. The dress comes in standard sizes, along with sizes fitted for Slink and the updated Belleza mesh body.

My super gorgeous tattoo that I haven’t taken off since I got it is from Izzie’s and is a new release at the Fantasy Collective, which is ending soon–July 13th, to be exact. It’s a really beautiful design; I’ve thirsted for the metallic tattoos I see IRL and this was perfect. It comes with appliers for the Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, and there is another applier for the Lelutka and Slink mesh heads. Obviously, all the tattoo layers are included, along with one for the face, which I’m not wearing here. There are eight shades to choose from, and it’s definitely something I would recommend to anyone who loves subtle, beautiful tattoo design.

CREDITS.
skin. PINK FUEL // Sora <Alabaster>
eyes. BUZZERI // Elysium Eyes – Poison
hair. LITTLE BONES // Tennis Court – B&W
body. MAITREYA // Lara
eyelashes. BEETLEBONES // Mesh Lashes – Dainty
eyeliner. PLASTIK // Foxxe Makeup – Decay
tattoo. IZZIE’S // Metallic Arrow – Gold [NEW @ The Fantasy Collective]
dress. RAZOR // Slither [NEW @ Suicide Dollz]

self.