can’t go back to yesterday

I cant go back to yesterday“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

A quick portrait shot featuring some amazing headwear by Azoury; when I saw this at the Alice in Sexyland event, I knew it had to be mine! The style is so eye-catching and the shine on the hair is just fabulous.. so much fun to photograph. I just adore Azoury’s style – always something beautiful and unique ❤

My avatar is currently the newest doll from COCO: Fashion Doll. I’m sure, if you’ve visited any of my blogs in the past, you’ll know how much I love Cocoro’s doll avatars, and this latest release is no exception. The body is incredibly versatile and has a lovely sheen to it and there are currently four versions of beautiful heads to choose from, each with their own makeup and eye options; both body and head are available in four skin tones (pale, peach, tan, and dark) and are priced at L$450 each.

This particular version was a group gift when the range was released and is no longer available as such, but there are still clothes and accessories to fit it available for group members. The Dollcoco group is free to join, and Cocoro has always been incredibly generous to its members, so, if you love doll avis, I really recommend you consider making room for it!

Also available is a growing range of extremely cute clothing to fit – expect to see more from me about that soon! 🙂

Until next time, ((hugs))

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stuff of nightmares

stuff of nightmares

I’m a big fan of Mr. Wainwright’s work and when I spotted this Contraption release over at the Dark Arts round of Genre I knew it had to be mine! The detail is exquisite and it’s a serious joy to photograph. There are two colour versions available at the event (alongside another amazing mask and a fab free gift) and they cost just L$100 each.

The Listeners‘ is modifiable for easy fitting, scripted with options to texture the stripes and ribbons individually with four colour choices and, if that wasn’t enough, it also includes a low-impact, rezzable, version.

Not many credits for this one but I’ve put them after the page break for continuity’s sake.

Until next time – sleep easy 😉

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come away with me

come away with me_one
These absolutely beautiful avatar designs are by Meilo Minotaur and are available free of charge at ReMood United (although I think they more than deserve some L$-lovin’ in the tip jar if you can.) The extensive pack includes skins, shapes and many clothing/accessory items for both male and female avatars – I’ve only pictured a couple of the fab options available.

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Also within the pack is an invitation to visit the Delicatessen sim which contains many more free works of avatar art from Meta-Body I & II. I’ve been on a bit of a building frenzy of late so I haven’t done much in-world exploring but I popped over to the sim earlier today and my word but it is stunning. There are places in SL that take my breath away with their originality and beauty and this is definitely one of them. It’s also a reminder that I need to stop off my platform a lot more often! I’m going to treat myself to a proper visit very soon and, if you love art in SL, I highly recommend you treat yourselves too!

A couple of my pictures from two of the stages (click to enlarge):

running out of steam
‘running out of steam’ (taken at Meta-Body II)
his noodly appendage
‘his noodly appendage’ (taken at Meta-Body II)

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not your boy

 not your boy

I made it out of the studio o/

My continuing quest for unisex clothing has led me to some lovely work by COCO and Apple May Designs. Each item is available in male and female versions and the quality is just amazing. The hand-in-pockets design of the jacket really gives life to the mesh and, by pulling it away from the body slightly, makes it a lot less boob-focused than much other, standard-sized, mesh. It’s also really lovely to see such well designed baggy jeans, and for only L$100, too! I absolutely love how they sit on my hips and I have a feeling it won’t be too long before I snap up the other colours.

I have treated myself to a new skin, too – this is the gorgeous ‘Bryn’ by Flamboyant who make skins for “beautiful, stylish and sexy adult effeminate male, femboys, girlish bois, traps, and trans-gender avatars.” The options you get for your L$800 are really impressive and make it incredibly versatile; certainly I’ve also found it perfect for a ‘tomboy’/FTM/androgynous look. I think I’m going to be wearing ‘Bryn’ a lot so there should be some close-ups soon – in the meantime you can always take a look at the Marketplace listing for lots of details and pics.

Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to the fabulous Honour McMillan, whose blog I read with much pleasure – she always posts about the most incredible places and it’s thanks to her that I found this sim when I was pondering where to take my pic.

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if you’re going

 if you're going

Apologies for being slow to pick up the momentum on this blog – I’ve been catching up with creating for events in my store – I’ve been keeping it in mind, though and thinking about how to find new styles. It’s quite a learning curve at the moment and differs from my usual oh-that’s-cute-I’ll-just-blog-that attitude. While I’m still finding things I love, of course, I’m really having to think about the shape and fit of them and what avatar to put them on that might be a little more unusual. It’s a really enjoyable process, though, and I hope you’re enjoying the results, too.

I’ve mentioned at my previous blog how much Zibska‘s creations inspire me, so it was only a matter of time before I was going to revisit them here! I spotted this jewellery set (the pack also includes earrings and rings not pictured) late last night and knew at once I needed to try it on my male doll avatar then found the hair, too. Each has lots of colour options and I’m so happy with the how they look on!

I really love these leggings by NINFANIUM, too – the textures are so well done; I’m looking forward to trying the other colours out! I had a quick look around the rest of the store and I’m impressed with the range on offer – I’ll definitely be returning!

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suit up!

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My first post of the new year – I hope you’ve had a lovely few weeks, whatever you’ve been up to, and that 2015 brings lots of good things to you all! Personally, I’ve had a lovely relaxing time and am returning fully refreshed and looking forward to getting this blog and my other projects fully rolling.

I couldn’t think of a better way to begin blogging this year than treating myself to these beautiful unisex 2-piece skirt-suits from A:S:S. There are three versions currently available (the third being navy blue) and each set comes with boob-ed and flat versions of the jacket-and-shirt combo, several sizes of each piece (I found it easy finding sizes that worked, but remember – demo, demo, demo!) and a HUD with options to texture the shirt and tie individually in a choice of 10 colours.

Unisex clothing seems hard to come by (at least that’s what I’m discovering so far) and cannot be easy to make, so finding work as gorgeous as this is truly heartening and inspiring.. and, at under L$300 each, I also think they’re an absolute steal!

Additionally, the shoes on Prot are by Thor and are also very versatile including, as they do, a HUD with options to texture 5 areas individually with a choice of 7 colours (and also an option of dark or light trim) – they scale down brilliantly, too, so I’m pretty sure they could fit on daintier feet if you so desire.

Finally, thank you to all of you who visit this blog – I love sharing the things I find and I really hope you enjoy me doing so too. Here’s to another year of fabulous fashion! 🍸

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of a feather


I’m honoured to know some amazing people who continually stun me with their talent and kindness. One such person is the delectable Shortcake Sugarplum of no.7. Recently she sent me a goodie-box of her latest release – these beautiful feather shawls. I salivated over the contents (my word but the colours are amazing!) but didn’t notice right away that she had named one for me (the bottom one in this pic) based on the colours used in one of the pictures I released at The Gallery Gift Shop anniversary, which she curates. (The picture is ‘it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day’ which can be seen in the ad here for those curious.) You can find these, and many others just as gorgeous, at the Jewelry & Accessory Expo until Dec 13th. Thank you so much, Shortcake ❤ ❤

I also love the unisex skins that Deluxe Body Factory have been producing for MadPea events recently (I covered another over on my previous blog) – these can be found at MadPea’s Scrumptious Sweets Advent event until Jan 4th and also include 2 shape options. I adore the face of ‘Dakota‘ and hope there is more unisex yuminess on the horizon!

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Credits

Dress: ‘Slip Dress (White)‘ – COCOL$300
Hair: ‘Dex (BubbleGum3)‘ – DrotL$200 – 3-colour pack
Corset Piercings: ‘Corset Piercings Legs (White)‘ – COCOL$250
Head: ‘Doll Head 001C‘ – COCOL$450
Body: ‘Doll Body‘ – COCOL$450
Pose: ‘Closeup 5‘ – GlitteratiL$100 – 11-pose pack

Shirt: ‘Open Shirt (White)‘ – COCOL$250
Pants: ‘Drawstring Pants (Moss Grey)‘ – COCOL$250
Hair: ‘Tommy (BubbleGum3)‘ – DrotL$200 – 3-colour pack
Head: ‘Male Doll Head 002C‘ – COCOL$350
Body: ‘Male Doll‘ – COCOL$350
Pose: ‘Closeup 5‘ – GlitteratiL$100 – 11-pose pack

Falling Embers

Falling Embers
Just stopping by to showcase these gorgeous lashes by no.7 available at L’accessoires until December 8th.. they include a colour-change HUD with 4 metal and 8 gem colour options and I think they are absolutely stunning!

This was also another opportunity for me to buy some more of my favourite DECO hair – I love the way it works with COCO‘s doll avatar and I’m kinda pleased with the way this pic turned out in general – if you’d like to see a much bigger version just give it a click as the blog layout does tend to make things pretty small.

Best wishes and see you soon!

Credits

Accessories
Jewelry: ‘Changing Season Couture Lashes‘ – no.7 (@L’accessoires) – L$150*..
..with 4 metal and 8 gem options.

Body
Head: ‘Kyoko (ClosedEyes)‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]..
..all the old DOLLCOCO heads released as non-rigged versions, 9 in total.
Body: ‘Doll Body‘ – COCOL$450
Hair: ‘Hiveish Hair (Ember)‘ – DECOL$250

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Closeup 11‘ – GlitteratiL$100 – 11-pose pack

[*review copies received with thanks!]

And I Feel Fine

And I Feel Fine
It’s the end of the world as we know it..

Genre has started a new round and, this time, the theme is Post Apocalyptic. Chariot‘s contribution are these fabulous scavenged breastplates – they are modifiable so I had no trouble fitting them to my shape and the textures are exquisite, as always. There are three versions available: ‘Unstoppable‘ (pictured), ‘No Entry‘ and ‘Diverted‘ – they cost just L$50 each or you can buy all three for L$100. The round is open until December 12th and is packed full of incredible items so be sure to hop on over!

I also want to mention this androgynous ‘Jahne Doe‘ skin by Deluxe Body Factory because I am utterly in love with it! It’s one of the prizes in MadPea’s latest interactive hunt/game, Blood Letters. A modifiable shape is also included but I used my own because I really like the way it looks on my current face shape.

Blood Letters is an unusual and compelling murder-mystery game that unfolds a little bit each day. You need a HUD to play (costs L$400) which allows you to pick up clues – you receive prizes at the rate of one a day (if you miss a day, don’t worry – you can go back along the time line, you just can’t skip ahead) and then a bunch more at the end; they have all been stunning so far (you’ll have to wait a little longer for this skin as the story hasn’t reached that location yet.) I’ve been playing along and it really is a lot of fun with a great sense of community in the MadPea group as we all try to solve the case! The game runs until November 30th and the starting point is here; full instructions on how to play can be found over at the MadPea blog. The experience is most definitely adult-orientated so I would recommend making sure you are comfortable with the themes before taking part.

Thanks for reading – see you all soon!

Chia ❤

And I Feel Fine_closeup
Jahne Doe

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Breastplates: ‘Roadwarrior Breastplate (Unstoppable)Chariot (@Genre) – L$50*
Overalls: ‘My Overall (Dark Blue)‘ – monsoL$315
Shoes: ‘Belted Ankle Boots‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]

Body
Hair & Hairbase: ‘Trilby (Hot 02)‘ – Raw HouseL$150 – 10-colour pack
Skin: ‘Jahne Doe‘ – Deluxe Body FactoryL$0 – MadPea Blood Letters Hunt Prize..*
..you need to purchase a HUD and follow the game to gain this (and many other) fantastic prize(s).
Read more here.
Eyes: ‘Luminous (London Fog)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Freebie
Shape: usual (modified)

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘BrokenDoll02‘ – Fruct0seL$40
Windlight: ‘Apocalyptic Sky‘ by sian – available for download here

Location
I just rezzed a dock from the ‘Walkable Structures‘ pack by KIDD Creations onto the bit of my sim that faces the ocean.

[*review copies received with thanks!]