Jordan from Birdy, Plus LaGyo and Maxi Gossamer

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Jordan, the last release from Birdy is simply one of the best ethnic skin renderings I have seen in a long time. For me personally, up until now, my go to ethnic skin was Glance. But with the introduction of Jordan, Nina Helix is really going to give Glance a run for their money!  Available in six gorgeous tones, you can really see that Nina put a lot of effort in creating a skin with rich shades and features that represents a strong cross-section of skin tones in the sadly underrepresented ethnic skin market in SL.  Jordan is not just a caucasian face with a darker tone: It is obvious to me that Nina went out of her way to find strong features as her source material.  My only critique is the nose shape choice, I would have personally liked to have seen a less pointy nose.  BUT that could be because she was making the decision to allow this skin to appeal to a variety of ethnic groups namely African, Latino and South Asian in origin avatars.

For my portrait of Jordan above, I also included the Raspberry Lipgloss for Jordan and the skin tone featured is Mocha. The collages below do not include a colored lipgloss and feature all six tones split into light and dark groups.
Jordan Light Tones

Jordan in Toffee, Latte & Olive

Jordan Dark Tones

Jordan in Cafe, Mocha & Coco

Oh and I cannot neglect to mention two of the latest releases from LaGyo and Maxi Gossamer. The gorgeous LaGyo “Matilda” set can be found at Collobor88 and Maxi’s “Mayfair Diamond” set can be found at FaMeshed.

Demo Jordan now at Birdy

Body
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Harley Browns
Skin: .Birdy. Jordan Skin
Lipgloss: Jordan in Raspberry (Portrait only)

Outfit
Compulsion ‘Daena’ beige

Accessories
LaGyo_Matilda Set (03) for Collabor88
MG – Necklace – Mayfair Bell Diamond (collage) for FaMeshed
Hands by SLink

Poses
Marukin


Through the Eyes of My Avatar – Pangloss

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Pangloss  is an amazing art install/sim build that I read about a couple months back.  In fact, I did these photos about a month ago and have yet to post them!  The photos themselves were taken in the default sim setting with very little photo editing after the fact.  I did this purposely to hopefully show the sim designers vision within my own work. 

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“Disturbing Beauty” is the concept that comes to mind when wandering about Pangloss.  I use this phrase largely because of the sim’s surrealistic feel and the creator’s use of the pink and gold color palette.  In many ways this sim epitomizes what Second Life is all about:  Fantasy with a twist.  

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For me, Pangloss is a perfect sim for those of us wanting to promote Second Life visually and present what one can do wtih a very active imagination.  Visit Pangloss today.

Body
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Rene Mesh Hair – Reds Pack
Avatar: *COCO*_Doll_Body with *COCO*_Doll_Head_001C

Outfit
*LpD* – *Giulietta* Dress Pink

Shoes
+ILO+ Work Boot S [mcdirt] (previous Arcade item)

Accessories
*COCO*_Doll_InsectWings

Poses
Kirin

Location
Pangloss


The Skinnery, Junebug and Tea Soup for The Fantasy Collective

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A super quick post before I dash out-of-town for the holidays.  Today’s look features the gorgeous skin from The Skinnery, along with this richly textured dress from Junebug and lovely, gentle necklace from Tea Soup.  All three items can be found at The Fantasy Collective going on now.

Short and sweet I know but the clock is ticking and I gotta beat the holiday traffic!  Take care and see you after Turkey Day!

Body
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Khaleesy/ Red (
Skin: [theSkinnery] Bella – Winter fairy (honey) BB CL1 for The Fantasy Collective

Outfit
*{Junbug}* The Nymph in Envy for The Fantasy Collective

Accessories
[tea.s] Eden’s Necklace – Silver v2 for The Fantasy Collective
*COCO*_Doll_InsectWings(Mod)_3

Poses
Marukin


The Fantasy Collective – The Library and ieQED

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The Fantasy Collective premiered today with the theme “Into the Woods”.  Fantasy – what are the first thoughts that come to your mind when someone utters the world “fantasy”.  According to Miriam-Webster, fantasy is defined as follows:

1fan·ta·sy
noun \ˈfan-tə-sē, -zē\

: something that is produced by the imagination : an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality

: the act of imagining something

: a book, movie, etc., that tells a story about things that happen in an imaginary world

But when I think of the word “fantasy” the words and images that come my mind are things such as maidens running in the forest, mist and dark lighting.  These words and images were the inspiration behind my pictures today.

The Fantasy Collective - The Library and ieQED

Out of the many wonderful designs including in the event, today I am featuring two of my absolute faves:  The “Anna” dress from The Library and the “Twig & Berries crown” from ieQED.  Both pieces are simply gorgeous.  And with the striking use of materials in the dress my idea of “fantasy” came out picture perfect.  <3

Visit The Fantasy Collective today and pick up your unique Fantasy items for your Second Life Wardrobe.

Body

Hair: Exile::Erase and Rewind *NEW*
Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa – Clean D with -Glam Affair – Vera – Moles B
Lips: [PF] Pink Fuel Harley Lipstick <Ivory> – Romantic Red

Outfit
The Library – Anne Green for The Fantasy Collective

Shoes
Zaara : Ilaida Mojri *tan*

Accessories
ieQED twig.berries.crown.bark for The Fantasy Collective
(Yummy)Tiny Acorn Necklace – Gold (Short length)

Poses
Pretense Poses

Location
Birdy Mainstore

 


The Fantasy Collective – Opening November 20th

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The Fantasy Collective, whose organziers include Skye Everidge (Blogger, Event organizer), Deccan Arida (Owner of The Forge and EZ Weaponry), Jalilah Jewell (Owner of GSpot), Arica Storaro (Blogger, Event organizer) and Etana Vella (Owner of Little Tasta) will focus on limited edition items with a central theme as the core source of inspiration.  The event premiers November 20th.  Driving directions and all the pertinent info will be posted that day.  Cheers!


Boom for Collabor88

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BOOM for the Win!!  This delicate necklace is absolutely wondermous.  The detailing is so amazing I was drawn to it right away.

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Along with the necklace, Aranel Ah continues to product top notch casual looks in mesh that keeps me coming back for me. Rock on Aranel and I can’t wait to see what you release next!

Body
Hair: -LaViere- Natsya Ginger
Skin: –Glam Affair – Vera – Europa – Clean C with -Glam Affair – Vera – Moles B
Freckles: [PF] Pink Fuel <Lt.Tones> – Freckles Across Nose (lt)
Lips: [PF] Pink Fuel Harley Sheer Gloss <Ivory> – Pink (mouth)
Eye Makeup: [PF] Shimmer Eyeshadow <Ivory> – Silver + Wing

Outfit
*BOOM* Von Razorback Tank (Pavement) For Collabor88
(NO) Rusty Metal Skirt & Knit Top – Beige – Skirt Only For Collabor88

Shoes
Slink Ilena Sandals Large Taupe
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Flat

Accessories
*BOOM* The Illustrious Sproket Strand Rose Gold
MG Maxi Gossamer – Bracelets – Boho Bliss Tassel (FaMeshed)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Poses
Marukin


Yummy for Collabor88

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I won’t lie, I have been a fangirl of Polyester Partridge of Yummy for sometime and I will always shamelessly plug her items on my blog.  However, her latest releases for Collobor88 are so fantastic I would be plugging them even if for some reason she normally made my eyes bleed, LOL.  Featured in this photo is her metal and diamonds necklace and it is one of my faves from her thus far.  Available in two tones, day and night, the mesh and texture work are spot on with this piece and I imagine you will be seeing this item on my avatar in world and in blog quite a bit over the next few weeks. When I say “jewelry is the art of Second Life fashion”,  this necklace exemplifies that phrase.

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Next up we have the “Industrial Choker” and I imagine this piece might open her store up to a new type of customer – shall we say those who lean towards the “dark” side of Second Life?  Besides that, the piece is intriguing and immaculate textured – something I look for personally when an item attempts to reflect two distinct materials such as the leather and metal on this choker.  The choker comes in three options:  gold, silver and a combo of the two. 

Anyway that’s all I got for now. So till next time my friends, take care and have a great second life. 

Body
Hair: !lamb. Stay Don’t Go (Mesh) – Sunset for Collabor88
Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa 08 H with -Glam Affair – Vera – Moles B
Nose: -Glam Affair – Vera – Nose 03 – Europa
Lips: [PF] Pink Fuel Harley Lipstick – Orange
Eye Makeup: [PF] Pink Fuel Shimmer Eyeshadow – Bronze

Outfit and Accessories
ISON - leather shape corset (sand) for Collabor88
(Yummy) Metal and Diamonds – Day (Picture 1) for Collabor88
(Yummy) Industrial Choker – Gold (Picture 2) for Collabor88
erratic / hoop earrings / gold
The Sea Hole – Parisian Bangles Coal (store closed)
Slink Mesh Rigged Hands

Poses
Marukin


Distorted Dreams (The Fantasy Collective Sneak Peek) & LaGyo

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LaGyo released this fantastic “Misaku” set for Collabor88 over the weekend and it was one of the first items I wanted to focus on for my blog posts for the event.  The design is absolutely stunning and the attention to detail is immaculate.  However, the chest piece only comes in one size, so poor Elle had to get a significant breast reduction to wear it properly, lol.  Besides the sizing issue, this release is one of my favorites from LaGyo thus far and I plan on working it into some roleplay ensemble in the future.

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Paired with the Woodlands Mask from Distorted Dreams for the upcoming Fantasy Collective ,which opens November 20th, made Elle look like some forest warrior ready to go out on the prowl for game…including a man or two *winks*.  The Fantasy Collective, whose organziers include Skye Everidge (Blogger, Event organizer), Deccan Arida (Owner of The Forge and EZ Weaponry), Jalilah Jewell (Owner of GSpot), Arica Storaro (Blogger, Event organizer) and Etana Vella (Owner of Little Tasta) will focus on limited edition items with a central theme as the core source of inspiration.  I believe the rotation will be every three months, but I will check on that to be sure.

Anyway that’s all I have for today folks. So as per the norm, till next time take care my friends and have a great Second Life!

Body
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~Beck Hair – Equinox
Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa 08 H with -Glam Affair – Vera – Moles B
Nose: -Glam Affair – Vera – Nose 03 – Europa
Lips: [PF] Pink Fuel Harley Lipstick <Ivory> – Orange
Eye Makeup: [PF] Pink Fuel Shimmer Eyeshadow <Ivory> – Bronze

Outfit and Accessories
Distorted Dreams .::DD::. Woodlands Mask
.LaGyo_Misaku Collection Chest Piece and Bangles for Collabor88
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Leather Pants[Oxblood]
Slink Mesh Rigged Hands

Poses
Marukin


The Annex for Enchantment

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Feathers on my dress.  Can’t do this with mesh…or can you? :)

Body
Hair: Exile::Criminal *NEW*
Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa 08 H with -Glam Affair – Vera – Moles B
Nose: -Glam Affair – Vera – Nose 03 – Europa

Outfit
The Annex – Snow White Dress – Red Damask for Enchantment

Shoes
*BOOM* Venture Flats (pitch)
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Flat

Accessories
.:ellabella:. Snow White & Blood Red jewelry sets for Enchantment
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Poses
Kirin

Location
Kustom9


FaMeshed featuring Maxi Gossamer, et al

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As my focus on jewelers, accessories and skins continues, today I am featuring one of the latest release from Maxi Gossamer for FaMeshed. Maxi is someone I have been buying jewelry from regularly over the last year or so and really find her designs intriguing. In the past, I was not a fan of her use of black cording primarily for her necklaces, but as of late she seems to largely me using metal chains vs cording and this makes me very happy. For me, chain texures seem to bump the piece up a notch in terms of elegance and sophistication. Now mind you, I do like the use of black cording with more urban pieces. However, with more elegant trinkets like the heart featured here, the cording to me just didn’t go!

Also included in today’s picture that can be found at the latest FaMeshed round is the gorgeous “Rene” hair from Wasabi Pills and the super cute “Aria” dress from Eclectic. For me this dress is a reminder to us ethnocentric Northern Hemispherers (if that’s a word, lol) that our friends in places such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are enjoying the fragrant flowers and soft breezes of spring, woot!

Here is your taxi to FaMeshed!

Body
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Rene Mesh Hair – Gingerbread for FaMeshed
Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – Europa – Clean C with -Glam Affair – Vera – Moles B
Eye Makeup: [PF] Pink Fuel Shimmer Eyeshadow – Pearl White
Lips: [PF] Pink Fuel Harley Sheer Gloss – Orange
Nose: -Glam Affair – Vera – Nose 03 – Europa
Freckles: [PF] Pink Fuel – Freckles Across Nose (lt)

Outfit
e! Eclectic Aria Dress (Linen) for FaMeshed

Accessories
MG Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Shangri La Heart – Long and Short for FaMeshed

Poses
Marukin


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