Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fantastic Voyage

This post will be long on pictures, but short and sweet on writing.  RL has kept me behind on my 52 WoCC posts.  This past week has been a flurry of craziness and activity to get 6 colors shot, edited and labeled.  So without further delay, here they are...please let me know what you think...I love reading everyone's thoughts :) Check out my Flickr page for bigger individual shots.

Week 22 - Cobalt - I love this dress and have had it for years.  The design and the new hair from DeLa just brought to mind a torch singer from the 40s so I went with it!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Rebel Hope Lumiere in Azure
Shoes: Designs by Isaura - Valentina in Silver
Jewels: Exquisite - Ella in Silver & Mother of Pearl
Hair: Dela - Mango in REd #5
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alena in Honey (Scene)
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky in Glacial Night
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 23 - Pistachio - A bit of a challenging color for me, but this Zaara bikini saved the day!

What I'm Wearing:
Bikini: Zaara - Esha in Lime Crush
Shoes: Maitreya Gold - Esprit in Lime
Bracelets: Sleeping Koala - Metal Stack Bracelets
Earrings: Untone - Drop Earrings in Black
Hair: Amacci - Tracy in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Ember in Honey (Cherry)
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 24 - Raspberry Glace - Soon as I saw this set from The Sea Hole, and the new build from 
Barnesworth Anubis, I knew they were a match meant to be.

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: The Sea Hole - Lichtenstein Halter & Skirt in Dusk
Shoes: The Sea Hole - Flossy Wedges in Dusk
Hair: Exile - Dandy in Rouge
Skin: Al Vulo - Julia in Dream of Midnight
Necklace: Sax Shepard - Harmony Necklace in Spring
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 25 - Unmellow Yellow - I love vintage inspired looks and I've been holding onto this great dress from DCNY for just the right moment and week 25 was it! I love the pop of my red shoes against the yellow.

What I'm Wearing:
Dress & Jewelry: DCNY BeachWear dress in Lemon
Shoes: Maitreya - Allegre in Red/Black
Hair: D!va - Miu in Garnet
Skin: Belleza - Lily V2 Med
Lipstick: Pink Fuel - Coral Splash
Brows: Tuli - Medium Brown Brows from Sara skin
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 26 - Rust - Once again Zaara to the rescue.  I'm not a fan of rusts or browns, but I do have them.  This Zaara skirt has been with me for years and is such a gorgeous example of quality workmanship!

What I'm Wearing:
Shirt: Sn@tch - Homemade Sweater in Black
Skirt: Zaara - Larin Skirt in Copper Rust
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Zaha in Black
Necklace: iGems - Jenica
Earrings: Deb - Cabachon Earrings
Hair: Truth - Mini in Sangria
Skin: Illusory - Love-Milk from Culture Shock with Tangerine Lipstick
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Week 27 - Cadmium Red - I love the color red and anything soft and romantic.  This dress has also been with me for many years.  It's once again, yet another gorgeous example of people exceeding the standards of the time in SL.  

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Icing - Miss Hathaway
Shoes: G*Fields - Alex in Red
Jewelry: *Thorn* Art Deco Set in Ruby & Platinum
Hair: Truth - Allesandra in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alena in Honey (Classic)
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Glacial Night
Lashes: Beetlebones - Dollface in Black
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Secret Garden

I never thought of myself as much of a yellow person, but after the second yellow color this challenge, I'm really liking it.

I know this color is a bit deeper than the swatch, but all know my's still miffed about Pueblo, I'm just lucky I didn't end up with some rubber ducky pasties and a pair of yellow wellies!!

Instead I found this lovely summery romper that just begged to go to our secret garden and lounge in the sun amongst the flowers and the romper!

What I'm Wearing:
Romper: Tiny Bird - Next Girl Romper in Butter
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Fae Wedges in White
Skin: Illusory - Love in Milk (Culture Shock item)
Teeth: Tuli - Teeth Tattoo
Hair: Lelutka - Knotted in Fire Top (color modded)
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes in Deep Sea
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Jewelry: Earthstones - Chandraki Set in Spectrolite and Gold

Glamour Amidst the Darkness

Atop the dark spires of the city she walks in glamour, her bold gown a beacon, defiant yet beautiful, she is...the glamour amidst the darkness.

I've often wanted to do a more editorial look, something that more approaches art than fashion.  It's a style that is completely out of the norm for me, but I've always admired the bold quality of it.  I'm not quite sure I hit that mark, but I do like the juxtaposition of the bold pink lacy gown entwined with the dark shadows and dirty spires high above the city...what do you think?

What I'm Wearing:
Gown: Bliss Couture - Anja, Valentine's Special
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Katherine in White
Hair: Pocket Mirrors - Myrtle Updo in Brick (modded color)
Skin: Belleza - Lily in Medium (Group Gift), Pink Fuel Lipstick Tattoo in Fuschia
Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails
Necklace: JCNY - Johanna Pearl Necklace,
Earrings & Necklace: Designs by Sebastian - Dainty Diamond Set
Ring: Exquisite - Therese Ring in Pink (Group Gift)

The Heat is On

I had the idea for this picture as soon as I decided what to wear for Week 19.  See, once again my closet had decided to mutiny on me.  Personally I think it was just too damn hot.  I live in the south and it seems that we skipped right over spring and fan pell mell into summer.  When I asked my closet for something in Pueblo, a color I really really am not fond of btw...its :(  Well all my poor closet tossed at me was a lacy bra and panty set and some seamed thigh highs.  Now you, my faithful followers know...if I can make a sheet work...I can certainly make a gorgeous lingerie set work.

I had just gotten the new grotto from Barnesworth Anubis at Collabor8 and that combined with the vintage feel of the lingerie and the gorgeous new hair from Exile for The Dressing Room and I had an idea, a story to tell, ...of a mysterious woman, alone on her balustrade, enjoying the dying rays of the sun, waiting for the cool air and end to the oppressing heat.  Unbeknownst to her, a camera clicks away, capturing her moment of solitude.  Who is the photographer?...the paparazzi?, the police?, a private eye?, a secret admirer? and who is the woman?  A fading starlet?, a mobster's moxie?, the mistress?, the woman you sit next to on the subway every day?

The picture is meant to spark a story, she is who you want her to be, the photographer is whoever you want him to be, the photo is merely the starting point,...who will you be today?

What I'm Wearing:
Lingerie: TGIS - Brown Lace Set (from the Cinderella Hunt)
Stockings: *LOW* - Seamed Stockings in Bronze
Shoes: J's - Platform Pumps in Dark Brown
Hair: Exile - Violetta in Rouge
Skin: Pink Fuel - Ember in Honey <Scene>, Glam Lipstick Tattoo in Vamp
Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails
Necklace: Bonita's Jewelry - Antique Pearl Wrapped Necklace
Earrings: Dark Mouse - Pearl Earrings
Ring: Exquisite - Pearl Ruffle Ring

Thistle While You Work

Well I took a slight break from working to relax and enjoy the scenery...but I don't think you'll mind too much right?  You can even join me and we'll "work" together...this reflecting and pondering life's little pleasures is hard work I tell you...I might need some support...particularly in the form of a few friends with some cider and uhmm...suntan lotion....I seem to have forgotten mine!

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Last Call - Cyrene in Lavender
Pants: Sn@tch - Clamdigger Claire in White
Shoes: Katatonik - Aya Wedges Candy Pack, recolored via HUD
Hair: D!va - Airiz in Garnet
Skin: Pink Fuel - Skye in Honey, <Pink Pearl>
Eyes: Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails
Bracelets: Cake - Flea Market Bracelets
Necklace/Earrings: Addiction - Antique Blossom Set in Pearl

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dancing With Myself

I truly had no idea which way this week's look would go.  I frantically searched my closet for anything to use this week.  I didn't think you'd all let me get away with a sheet a grey sheet...well, that's just...not very Aeva!

So off into my closet I dove, searching for grey, gray, smoke, pewter, iron, steel and was about to give up and look for the sheet again when I said..."Hmm, let me try silver."  See, I had found some old grey sweater...I know I know...I can hear you all going..."Oh god no...Not another sweater"...but nopes, I didnt wear the're all shocked silent, I can tell.  Oh...I digressed again...*coughs* I was saying...

I found some stuff.  The aforementioned sweater, a pair of leggings, some dove grey stockings, a pair of slacks...but nothing called to me and said..."Pick me...pick me!"...I think the jig is up and my closet has grown fearful of my weekly forays and advised all the colors to take a vow of silence.  But apparently no one told silver this and there I found a sparkly pretty mesh dress that was the perfect shade.  I twisted my hair up, added in one of my favorite jewelry sets and threw on some simple black pumps and I was ready for some myself unfortunately...oh well...if it was good enough for Billy Idol, it's good enough for me!

Dance on fashionistas, dance on!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Alice Project - Aurora Dress in Silver
Shoes: TDR Gift Pumps in Black
Jewelry: Rezzables - Swan's Tears 
Hair: Truth - Amelie in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey 
Nails: Izzie's - Glitter Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Aeva and the Art of Retrology

I had a lot of fun putting this outfit together and a bit of help from a couple of friends who offered suggestions as the look was coming together...thank you, you know who you are!

This weeks look for me was all about going retro and finding things from my inventory that have stood the test of time.  See the dress I'm wearing this week...guess how old it is....go head...I'll wait.....
2011?..nopes...2009?'s from...2007!  In fact, just about half of my outfit is from 2009 or earlier.

Some might say there are very few things from SL in 2007 worth saving and for the most part you'd be right, but not this's a truly well made dress from a well known designer.  Heck, a trip thru the marketplace will show it to be better made than some things that were made within the past year.

And therein lies my modus operandi when shopping.  I always look for and buy well made pieces, pieces that I can wear again and again...and in the case of this dress....5 years later.  Sure, little of my inventory remains from my first year in SL, some of it was truly horrid, but there were gems to be found...even back then!  So always shop smart my fellow fashionistas!

(Note: I did edit this picture in PicMonkey and played with the exposure and effects and that is what caused the dark shadow on the clothing layer where the skirt panels meet the dress...I didn't catch that until after I had uploaded it)

What I'm Wearing:

Dress: ETD - Multistripe Dress in Aqua (2007)
Shirt: G*Fields - Lucy Lace Top in Ivory (2011)
Necklace: Falln - Little Boy Blue in Peach and Turquoise (2008)
Bracelets (Right hand): Swallowtail - Natural Cut Stone Bracelets in Turquoise (2008)
Hair: Truth - Samantha in Sangria (2009)
Skin: Redgrave - Mischa, Tan <Pink> (2008)
Lashes: Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes in Black (2012)
Nails: PixelMode -Sculpted Prim Nails (2012)
Bracelets (Left hand): Sigma - Siren Bracelet in Cobalt and Pink (2011)
Sunglasses: Kalnins - Crystal VIP Glasses (2008)
Shoes: Skifija - Kiss Kiss Sandals (recolored with HUD) (2011)
Tote Bag: Coco - Clear Tote Bag in Pink (2011)
Camera: Artilleri - Lumoflex Camera (2011)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Venus Reborn

Aeva: So uhm...yeah...Seashell and I are no longer friends...
Seashell Peach: Were we ever?
Aeva: Well, you have a point there...I at least didn't hate you before this week...

Now you all know my affinity for the color pink and all it's various shades and hues.  Well you can now take Seashell peach off the list.  Holy frijole, what a hard color!  I dug thru the darkest scariest corners of my closet and all I could find was a lone swath of fabric, hidden in the recesses of my rather large and overflowing closet, that before today, I would have proudly proclaimed that I could find any color that Luna threw at us in there.  Well, technically I still did...I mean, sure I'm more clutching it to my body than actually "wearing" it, but, I'm wearing the color....hey...a sheet counts!  and see...I did a gorgeous artistic and lovely shot to enhance the seashell peachiness of the sheet... isn't it pretty? won't even notice I'm barely "wearing" the color...*bats eyes innocently*

What I'm Wearing:
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey 
Eyes: MayFly - Mesh Eyes in Glacier
Hair: Truth - Clementine (modded)
Nails: Pixel Mode - Sculpted Nails
Feet: SLink - Jolie Pied Sculpted Feet
Pose: On The Cover - Birth of Venus
Prop: Ampersand - Naked as We Came

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Trio of Delights

RL has been kicking my behind up one side and down the other and I was terribly behind in my postings.   I decided to set aside an evening of nothing but posties and piccies and buckled down, tore thru my closet and caught myself back up...yay!...*collapses and directs you to the pictures*

First up is St. Patrick's Blue and while I know my outfit is a tad off the swatch, it was as close as I could make it.  I had fun putting this outfit together and actually pulled in elements from 4 different outfits...I'm a mix and match champion!

What I'm Wearing
Top: Sn@tch - Velvet Tee in Blue
Skirt: Apple May Designs - Skirt from Rebel Dress in Green
Belt: MALT - Floral Suede Belt
Socks: League - Ella Socks & Garters in Lt. Brown
Boots & Cuffs: Addicta - Adnata Set in Graphite
Necklace: League - Coin Collector Necklace
Skin: Pink Fuel - Elly in Honey
Hair: Exile - Audra in Nectar (color modded slightly)
Lashes: Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes

Next up Tea Green and guess what?....I'm wearing a sweater!...I know!...Shocker!...Aeva in a sweater dress, who'dve thought THAT would ever happen!  *bats eyes innocently!*

I love the soft knit of this sweater and how its perfect for when I want to curl up with a good book...or lay back and daydream about emo vampires named Edward.  Did I say that out loud?...*coughs*...credits please

What I'm Wearing
Dress: JRC - Sweater Dress in Mint
Shoes: N-Core - Chic in Green
Skin: Pink Fuel - Elly in Honey 
Hair: Exile - Alyssa in Rouge
Lashes: Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie's - French Nails

And finally we have Royal Purple.  You might need to sit down for this one...I went a little crazy and out of the norm for me.  Not a sweater dress to be found anywhere even close by.  

This color just screamed for something sexy and wild and so I dug in the back recesses of my closet for my rarely used latex selections and shimmied my way into this sexy little number.  A pair of ballet boots had me dancing on my tippy toes as I swayed to the beats pulsing in the club add in some fun purple jewelry and a quick dye job and  *twirls* the Purple Passionista is ready to rock the club. RAWR!

What I'm Wearing-
Outfit: Sintimacy - Club Passion in Purple
Boots: *KaS* Designs - Ballet Boots
Jewelry: Zaara - Melange Bangles & Earrings in Purple
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey 
Hair: Tukinowaguma - Elvira in Purple
Lashes: Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Amazing Aquamarine!

I had the idea to do something a little different this week.  The color aquamarine is definitely one that was wowsa bright!, but I knew I had it in my inventory, lol.

I have always loved the old time Burlesque & Vaudeville era photos and lucky for me I had one in this week's color.  We won't mention I also have a few other colors too...*coughs*...I did say I like the theme after all.

This look was very easy to bring together at the outfit from Phoenix Rising has everything you need.  All I had to do was add a dashing top hat, some pretty jewels and a pair of classic black pumps and voila...abracadabra, The Amazing Aquamarine is here to perform for you.  Please remember to tip your waitstaff and try the veal...I'll be here all week!

What I'm wearing:
Costume: Phoenix Rising - Natasja's Seduction in Aqua
Shoes: - Dream Booties in Black
Hat: Curio Obscura - Free Top Hat (resized)
Jewelry: Izzie's Heart Set, Magpie 3 Bangle Set in Turquoise
Hair: Truth - Midori in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Elly in Honey (Rockabilly) with Glam Lipstick Tattoo in Noir
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes
Nails: Pixel Mode Sculpted Nails

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Dirty Side of Avocado

Well ok, so not really dirty...but it's the best title I could come up with!  Just look at the pretty pictures and ignore the title!...look see...pretty pictures...pretty pictures!

I hope that no one minds me putting in 3 pictures of the same outfit instead of one...I've been enjoying the last few months of Picnik while I can.

This outfit came together super super easy for me.  I searched my closet for avocado, not really expecting to find anything, but lo and behold...there was a romper and some tights from avocado!...huzzah!

I rifled thru my closet, looking for things to complete the outfit and this lovely suede skirt from G*Fields and a sweater shrug from VioMagic set the green off nicely...(yes yes I know...another sweater!...I missed my sweaters too much to stay away for long, dont be mad!)

I slipped on some fun green flats and voila...all done!  What do you think?  Do you like my Dirty Avocado?...heehee...sounds like a fun name for a band!

What I'm Wearing:
Sweater & Necklace: Vio*Magic - Cappuccino Outfit
Romper & Tights: JANE - Needful Things Romper and Lil Piggies Tights in Avocado
Flats: Elikatira - Flair Flats in Watermelon
Hair: Lelutka - Rain in Fire Top
Skin: Pink Fuel - Elly in Honey(Spotted Love)
Rings: Star Shop - Flower ring & Faceted Ring from The Cinderella Hunt
Poses by !bang

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunshine, On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy

Cheesy John Denver quotes aside, I do love the feel of sunshine on my shoulders...demmits, I cannot say those words without singing them!...ahem...I digress.  I seem to do that alot in this blog.  Feel free to laugh with me, sing with me or silently curse me under your breath, I don't mind!

This week's color inspired me to put aside my sweaters and break out the summer wear in anticipation of winter's end....please please please let it be soon!

I remembered I had this totally adorable outfit from G*Fields that had been a group gift last year and it was perfect for my mood.  All I needed were some bangles for my wrists and a pretty glass ring necklace that I have had for years.  I didn't even bother with shoes.  Who needs them when you have grass this lush to tickle your toes?!

What I'm Wearing:
Top & Skirt: G*Fields - Puff Sleeve Top & Maxi Skirt in Yellow
Necklace: Chicoco - Glass Ring Necklace - Another of my goodies from 2008
Bracelets: (r) U&R Dogs - Traumerei Bracelet(from set), (l) Balderdash: Opal Guardian Moon Cuff & Earthstones: Chandraki Bracelet in Gold and Spectrolite
Hair: Truth - Kelsey in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey(Candy Hearts)
Poses: Evolve and !bang

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

For Love of Sweaters and Raspberries

It's week 8 of Luna's Challenge and I'm only just a lil behind.  Folly threw me for a little bit of a loop, but as soon as I saw Dark Raspberry I was right back on track!

By now you all know of my love affair with sweater dresses.  Some might call it an obsession really.  There's just something about a scrummy soft sweater that hugs all your curves and feels so cushy smooshy soft...ahem...'scuse me...I digress.

Anywho's, I know this sweater is a tad darker than the swatch, but it was close enough that I had to wear it.  See, I have had this sweater since August of 2008 and I love it just as much now as I did back then.  I think its a testament to a truly well done classic piece that will never leave my closet.  The texture on the sweater is simply divine and way ahead of its time for being a piece created in 2008.  It is perhaps my favorite piece of clothing I own in SL..I <3 it....ALOT!

What I'm Wearing:
Sweater: Cubic Effect - Knit & Shirtwaist in Bordeaux
Bracelets: Zaara - Indra Painted Stacked Bangles
Anklet: Eolande's Lucky Star Anklet in Aurora Borealis
Hair: Elikatira - Abbey in Red 10
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey/Candy Hearts
Lipstick: Pink Fuel - Glam Lipstick in Burgundy
Lashes: Beetlebones - Mesh Lashes in Lush Black
Prim Feet & Hands - SLink Jolie Pied & Jolie Main
Cushion: Lost Angels - Boudoir Puff (slightly modded - added a box around the base)
Standing Pose: Evolve - Still #5 from Still Pose Set

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cupid's Folly

It's week 7 and this was honestly the first week that really presented a challenge for me as I had absolutely nothing but a bra and a pair of panties in this week's color!

I set out on my search and really just had a hard time finding anything that was in the correct color or that called out to me.  Finally I stumbled upon this dress on the marketplace by a new to me designer, milevA.

It was perfect!  The design was very much Aeva and it was a spot on match for the color.  It was also only $55L and came with 4 different skirt options, and loads more goodies that I didnt show here!  Aeva wins again!  Huzzah!

With the color and the time of year in mind, I knew I wanted to do something with a little Valentine's Day feel to it.  I went searching in my cavernous inventory and found this bow & arrow pose set buried deep in my animation folder from 2010!!  Sometimes it pays to hold on to things, hahaha.

One of my friends from plurk pointed me to a great location for my shot and off I went.  After tweaking my WL settings to match the dress and my surroundings...Week 7 and my interpretation of Aeva as a fashionably chic cupid was in the bag!

What I'm Wearing
Dress: milevA - Florence in Cerise
Shoes: :Hucci: - Choose Love Pump in Electric Sugar
Jewelry: Eshi Otawara - Queen of Hearts
Hair: Truth - Velvet in Sangria
Skin: Pink Fuel - Alyx in Honey
Lashes: Beetlebones Mesh Lashes in Lush Black
Bow and Pose: [PXL] Creations - 2010 Valentines Set

Friday, February 3, 2012

Back Through the Looking Glass

I have a confession to make.  With the exception of a slight loop thrown by Week 3's electric indigo color, I've really not had a tough time with the colors so far.  Frankly I've quite enjoyed them!!

Alice in Wonderland has long been one of my favorite stories and so when I saw this week's color, my first impulse was to go full blown frills, ruffles, petticoats and bows.  But then I came up for air and thought...hmmm...what about if I take Alice back through the looking glass to her own time and she's all grown up now?  Maybe a young professional?...still with that air of innocence, but a grown-up now?

I found this sweater quite by accident.  I was out window shopping when I walked past it and my eyes were drawn immediately.  First. it's a sweater, and you all know my love for sweaters, second it was the most perfect shade of pale pale blue ever.  I didnt even bother browsing my inventory first to see if I already had something in Alice Blue...I bought the sweater on the spot and skipped home to create my look.

I've been doing dresses for the past few weeks and so I decided straight away that I wanted slacks for this look.  I admit it was not without its giggle inducing moments that decision.  I had to fight my natural gravitation towards skirts as I browsed my closet.  I'd say..."ooo..pretty skir...demmits...pants Aeva, pants...focus girl!"

I found this slightly vintage pinstriped pair from Coco in the perfect shade of grey in the back of my closet...perfect compliment to the sweater and really kept the look I was going for.

My favorite pair of peep toes from Maitreya and a few strands of blue pearls and I was ready for my trip.  The last item I grabbed were the silver glasses the Mad Hatter gave to me one day at our afternoon tea.  They are without a doubt my most prized possession and I cherish them most deeply.

What I'm Wearing
Sweater: Koketka - Emily Sweater in LIght Blue
Trousers: Coco - Pinstripe Pants in Gray
Shoes: Maitreya - Allegre colored Black & Tan
Glasses: La.Clare - Platine (I've had these for nearly 4 years!)
Necklace: Izzies - Pearl Jewelry in Blue
Ring: Toi et Moi
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Orion in Rouge
Skin: Aura - Briar in Cream; Berlin Coloring, (VIP Group Gift)
Lashes, Freckles, Lipstick and Teeth Tattoos: Tuli
Nails: Izzies - French Nails

Friday, January 27, 2012

Patina Goes Plush

Just like in week 2 with coral, as soon as I saw the swatch for this week, I knew exactly what I was going to wear. 

This week's color is one that I already wear quite often in SL.   I love turquoise tones, they match my eyes so well...*grins..ahem...back on track!  I've had this dress for a little while now, all cozied up in my inventory and just waiting for its chance.  This was it's week!  I am so in love with sweater dresses to begin with, AND, it was in the perfect color for the challenge, ergo...a win win for the Aev's this week!

As I began to create the look around the dress, I did as I so often do, and just let things happen organically.  I knew I wanted leggings or tights under the dress and knew I had just unpacked the outfit these leggings are from a couple of weeks ago.  I thought they might work so I put them on and it was like....Yusss!!  These leggings just complimented the dress so well and as a bonus they kept my arse from hanging out for all and sundry to see!

Taking my cues from the leggings, I chose a vintage ETD tote in a rich purple leather and suede boots from Indyra in a dark teal shade.  Alright!...this look was rocking!!  I was dancing happily up in my sky closet.

Time for sparklies!   Digging through my jewelry box I searched for and pulled out a couple of my favorite Random Calliope rings from a few years back and the Soar set from Earthstones that I simply adore.  All that was needed was some bangles for my wrists and I kept those casual.  Some silver bangles from Spork and a layered set from Miel did the trick nicely.  All that was left was to slick on a fresh coat of nail polish, and Week 5 was done!

I have to say, this is my favorite look so far, what do you think?

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Garage - Lola Dress
Leggings: Nadas - Winter Leggings (from Winter outfit)
Boots: Indyra Originals - Chasseur Boots in Teal Suede
Bag: ETD - Everyday Tote in Purple
Necklace & Earrings: Earthstones - Soar Set
Right Hand: Rings - Random Calliope's Mata Hari & But I'm Not the Only One, Bracelet - Miel's Friendo Bracelet
Left Hand: Ring - JCNY's Lotus Mood Ring, Bracelets - Spork's Silver Bangles

**Oh and on a separate topic, coming up with titles for your blog posts gets a little hard sometimes, only reasoning for this post's title is that I'm wearing "plush" items, a comfy cozy sweater and some divinely soft leggings.  that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Aeva's Bunny Birthday Fun!

so as most of you know, it was my RL birthday on Saturday and I had an all around fabulous day in RL, topped off with some squeetasticness in SL.

I saw these bunny avies at The Seasons Gacha and knew I had to try my luck....and holy crap...I got the one I wanted on the first shot!!!  Aeva's birthday luck FTW!!  ME in my Beetlebones MESH Bunny Avie in Sesame.

Off I raced home to take some celebratory birthday pics in my pink birthday pose set from Glitterati.

This years birthday? birthday EVER!!

Iron Maiden

When searching my inventory for this week's color, I did what I always do and tried searching every possible alternate name I could think of for the color...I searched gray, grey, smoke, pewter, mist and of course iror, and while I had some things, nothing came close to the swatch, so finally I tried silver, thinking what the heck and there it was...this gorgeous silver satin and silk dress that just begged to be used for this week's challenge.

At first I thought I was going to use pops of color to compliment the gown, but I found this lovely satin bolero from Nardcotix in black and so I went with black as my accent.  I wasnt sure of my choice until I walked out of my bedroom after dressing and my mother and brother both went...WOW!

After reassuring me they meant WOW in the "girl you are smoking hot" way and not the "girl you are a hot mess" way it was off to take pics and complete week 4.  What do you guys think? it?

Have I mentioned just how much I'm enjoying this challenge??  It's just occured to me that my border is pretty darn close to next week's I did this pic several days ago...I need to go play the lottery!

What I'm wearing:
Dress: Koko - Chiffon & Satin Dress in Silver
Jacket: Nardcotix - Colleen Bolero in Black
Purse: Paeoti - Tiffany Clutch (from Tiffany ensemble)
Ring: Dark Mouse - 30s Vintage Art Deco Pearl Ring
Bracelets (L): Twisted & Spoiled - Princess Bracelet & aesthetic - Plastic Bracelet in Blackcurrant
Bracelets (R): ALB Dream Fashion - Fulfillment Bracelet in Hematite & Designs by Isaura - Christine Bracelet
Necklace and Earrings: Alyssa Bijoux - Diamond Radiance

Monday, January 16, 2012

Indigo, Indigo...wherefore art thou Indigo??

Ok so yes, my title's a bit odd this week...but if you'd gone thru the search I did in order to find the exact shade of indigo to match Luna's swatch AND my style, you'd totally get it!

See, when I started this challenge I said to myself...."self...we are going to try and use only what we have in our inventory, and if we have to buy something, it MUST be something we would actually wear again and that matches and shows who we are!!" 

I refuse to wear/buy something just because it is in the color for the has to be something that I actually like, something I would wear again.  I know I know...I'm making things harder for myself, but hey...I never said I was normal, lol.

After much browsing and searching, and finding more god awful items then I care to remember...I stumbled upon this totally cute dress from  I immediately knew it was the one and set about creating the look. 

The sleeves and skinny tie immediately set my mind a whirling to a retro 80s vibe and voila...Aeva the sexy librarian who listens to Duran Duran and <3's John Taylor was born!

Love it or Hate it?

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: - Reverie Dress in Indigo
Belt: - Lucid Belt in Black
Tights: Pixel Dolls - Black Fishnets from Knock Out Tutu dress
Boots: Decoy - Jully Boots in Onyx
Hair: - Tatum in Jealous Red (slightly modded to add a bit more red tone)
Bag: G*Fields - Black Heart Valentine Bag
Earrings: G*Fields - Black Heart Valentine Earrings
Glasses: artilleri - Gladys in Leo (Group Gift)
Bracelets(right): *Ticky Tacky* - Insomniac Bangles in Rude Girl
Bracelets(left): edge grafica - 37 bracelet in B&W

Luna's 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

So far Ive been having a blas with this challenge, even with all the craziness of finding something in electric indigo...(the pic I'm currently working on).

Ive done 2 weeks so far, Champagne

 and coral

I had such fun digging thru my inventory and putting the looks together that I think I'm going to start doing more looks and more long as my pc cooperates!
So be on the lookout for more piccies and more fun!