Friday, February 28, 2014

Come here you pretty thing!

So, normally I try to keep things a little PG in here... Sometimes though that can and will slip away just a little, BUT before anyone tells me off for public rudeness - LOL - I will say that it isn't entirely my fault LOL...
I blame the minds behind Captivity Co Poses hehe, well partly anyway, because let's face it, if they didn't make such raunchy poses I wouldn't have them burning a hole in my inventory calling out for me to play around with them would I? LOL...
The only other problem that I had in making this photo was that I needed a partner in crime... HellBone has never really been a lover of posing in such a sexy way, but at the same time he wasn't too keen on me asking one of our guy friends to pose with me... Then a thought struck me like a bolt of lightning... Our friend Kara!
Kara is a submissive, and has recently lost her master after he became too much like a lot of SL's "Doms". Now don't get me wrong here, I have NO problem with the whole Dom/Sub culture in SL - in the past I switched as both - but there seems to be a trend for males especially to use the whole "I'm a Dom" thing to just collect as many women as possible. Kara had fallen into the trap of this kind of a "Dom" and once he started to appear to be collecting women, she did what I would have done and thrown him off her collar. After all, no matter how much of a Dom someone is, the Submissive is always the one with the final say...
What she did though was hard for anyone to do, losing your Dom for a Sub is like a break-up in any relationship. There is always pain and heartache, but what made it easier in Kara's case anyway, seemed to be the fact that he made himself look like a total numpty in front of a lot of other people in the process of this breakup!
This picture is part of her final say... Her Dom decided that I should be his replacement on the basis that she hangs around with me a lot and that I needed her mod rights... The reason I needed that from her was that Kara is a prospect in HellBone's MC - as a prospect (someone who wants to become a member) she has to be with us as much as possible and the mod rights meant that as she was having PC trouble last time we were out visiting a place and she kept crashing, I could have cleaned up her bike rather than having to get the land owner to do so for us... There was nothing more to it than that... Just seemed like he felt uncomfortable with her having friends that cared!
So when I saw this pose from Captivity Co Poses I thought, why not let her flick him the finger and make use of a damn good pose ALL AT ONCE Lol...

What is she wearing; 
Hair: Magika - Tangle 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo 
Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush 
Collar: [Haste] - Come Closer Collar in Chrome 
Necklace & Ring: Maxi Gossamer - Royal Khadijah Estate 
Sweater: [M.O.W] - Mika Sweater in Crochet Black (Available now at Suicide Dollz
Boots: BAX - Regency Boots 
Pose & Props: [Captivity Co.] - Come Here 
Rug: KOSH - Damask Rug in Cianti 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meeting some SLebs!!!

In RL, the cult of the Celebrity is EVERYWHERE! Surprisingly though the cult of SLebrity seems to be somewhat less easy to distinguish... Of course you get the big names in the design community, and there are a couple of bloggers I might even think of as SL famous, but then there are people that tell me about "famous" bloggers or designers and sometimes I find myself scratching my head and thinking "who?!"
Though recently one of my personal favourite bloggers - and in my opinion a SLeb - Miss Eliza Quixote and I had discussed a photo shoot together. I met Eliza during the much loved 52 Weeks of Colour Challenge, and from then on we've passed like ships in the night sending messages to each other when we got close enough and waving from afar.
Once we'd set up a date, she told me that we'd be having a guest joining our shoot... When I found out who it was I fan-girled to the point of being reduced to a small jar of jelly like goo! LOL!  This was because the guest in question was one of my favourite jewellery designers... Someone who I've revered... Someone who I have waited for in anticipation of her next release... Someone who is featured a LOT in my everyday wardrobe... I am referring to Miss Maxi Gossamer!!!!! *Fangirls just a little bit more*
Luckily Eliza had everything in control, from choosing the location - which if I remember rightly was It All Starts With A Smile that is soon to reopen and better than before I must say, to creating the pose we're using here... All Maxi and I had to do was turn up and look pretty... I just wish I'd gotten the memo they'd both be in pink LOL...
I knew Eliza would out girlie me though so I didn't even try... I went casual, having found this adorable hoodie from !gO! on the marketplace and my favourite new bell bottom jeans from Moon... I had a hard time choosing jewellery though lol... Did I wear Maxi Gossamer, with the lady herself present? Did I go for something else? Instead I decided sod it and went for my favourite MG jewellery set, the Royal Khadijah Estate...
BTW the outcome of all of this... Maxi Gossamer is a friendly and normal person LOL... I was fangirlling and worrying over nothing hehe... Thank you Eliza honey for setting this up and letting me meet someone I greatly admire!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Sweet
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush Piercings
Necklace & Ring: Maxi Gossamer - Royal Khadijah Estate 
Top: !gO! - Hoodie Vest in Light Blue 
Pants: Moon - Marly BellBottoms in Dark Wash 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Moving into a Steampunk Future?

One of the things I love most about my wardrobe is that every day can be a different style and I can go from one thing to something totally opposite within the blink of an eye...
Normally my style tends to be of the bikerish, rock chick style, with a hint of what some might call slut wear thrown in for good measure... LOL I don't know how it came about that I would dress like that, but it is something I have just grown into I suppose hehe...
BUT, sometimes I like to play with looks that are outside my "normal" box... This would definitely fall into that category... The event in question that caused the look I am rambling on about today is one called "Futurewave", although the look I came up with is a little more reminiscent of steam punk than futuristic...
I suppose Steampunk could kinda, sorta fit into a futuristic theme... I mean the basis of steampunk is that it is inspired by the industrialised Victorian era, where any steampowered creation was seen as futuristic! Now I have to admit I don't dabble in this area very often as it is something that I find kinda hard to get to grips with, but these items from AZE Designs - which are all available now at Futurewave - really caught my attention. The Reverse Periscope, Oscillation Enhancers and Voice Modulater are definitely things that scream "RUDH PLAY WITH ME!" and once those things were fitted the rest of my look seemed to fall into place.
The dress was one of those things that happened to land in my lap just as I was playing with these items and might be how they went from futuristic to steampunkish hehe... This dress is a new release from ImmateriA called Cassiopeia, which is available in three different colours, and has a very vintage, glam yet somewhat steampunkish feel to it - especially in this colour combination!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Ploom - Love
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo
Eye Piece: AZE Designs - Reverse Periscope (Available now at Futurewave)
Ear Piece: AZE Designs - Oscillation Enhancers (Available now at Futurewave)
Mouth Piece: AZE Designs - Voice Modulator (Available now at Futurewave)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Clockwork Steampunk Heart in Short Gold
Dress: ImmateriA - Cassiopeia Dress in Daybreak
Pose: Captivity Co Poses - Moving

Monday, February 24, 2014

MishMish Food Court opens at the Arcade on March 1st!

Normally I try to eat healthily, and love nothing more than a hearty home cooked meal... Casseroles and Jacket Potatoes are a staple food in our house and I love coming up with interesting twists on the classic meals. Since my parents bought HellBone a bread maker for Christmas - yes a big scary lookin' biker turned bread maker lol - we've been eating a lot of casserole, just so we can use the fresh bread that tastes SO yummy!
But sometimes, very occasionally, we throw the healthy eating rule book out the window and can get take-out. My favourite place is a wok take out that I am addicted to, but I love a good pizza too...
Good fast food places are hard to find but I think in SL I might have cracked it hehe... The up coming round of The Arcade, starts on March 1st, and already I am itching to get in and get some of the goodies that are being posted on Flickr. Though if you are heading in, don't forget to stop at the MishMish Food Court...
Aime Takaii, of MishMish, has opened up a restaurant of sorts for The Arcade, and OH MY GOSH it is the best loooking food EVER! I fell in love with the pizza man, the french fries man and the hot dog man, but there are some adorable breakfast goodies and some tea time yummies too... The trays are rare items, so even if you don't get the rares you will still be able to make whole food sets and have a really yummy dinner!
As for the rest of The Arcade... I CANNOT WAIT!!!! Already Schadenfreude is on my hitlist of things I need... What ever will be next?! Just remember that you cannot get anything until March 1st, if of course you are one of the lucky ones to get in then!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Clumsy
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo
Necklace: On A Lark - Enelya Pendant (Available now at Genre)
Top: R3volt - Le Blanc Top
Jeans: FuK'N'HawT - Jeans Low Rise Hip Split in Black Pins
Boots: J's - Studded Long Boots in White
Seat: Little Boxes - Fairytale Nook (No Longer Available?!)
Food: MishMish - Foodies (Available March 1st at The Arcade)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Genie in a Bottle LOL...

I received an item to blog this weekend from one of the stores that I blog for and it instantly got my creative juices flowing. The direction I went in was something a little different from my usual style too, and I love that sometimes just one little item can lead me into a whole new territory when it comes to playing with my wardrobe. PLUS, it also helped me to find a gift from a friend that I had totally forgotten I had... 
The item that started all of this was the awesome new pose prop from Captivity Co. Poses. Miss Amanda "Pinkie" Randall has created a pose prop called I am the Genie for this month's round of The Fantasy Collective and I knew as soon as I saw it I HAD to play with it... Then again I was also lucky when it came to the outfit of choice because Kinu - of SAKIDE, one of my all time go-to stores - was also active in the event and she pulled out all the stops to create this Arabian Diva outfit. Thank Goodness because who knows what I would have worn otherwise! It is kinda surprising how much I play dress up, and how low on anything genieish I am... Well was anyway! 
The item that I discovered, and that I had totally forgotten, had been a gift way back in time from one of the sweetest bloggers on the planet... Miss Eliza Quixote. I think this was a gift due to something to do with the colour challenge, and unfortunately this was the item that got the Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle" song stuck in my head for the last few days, but how awesome is it finding something this cool buried in your hoard LOL! I am talking by the way about the skybox which is in fact a Dreamy Genie Bottle from Trompe Loeil... These were available in a couple of colours but the blue just screamed at me I remember and when I was offered something from this store THIS was the one thing that I had to have!!! A few pretty candles, some jewellery boxes and a magical staff that this genie stole from a passing wizard and voila, my Genie crash pad was complete hehe... 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Ploom - Lislie 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo 
Outfit including Bracelets & Veil: SAKIDE - Arabian Diva Outfit in Wine (Available now at The Fantasy Collective
Tattoo: CoLLisions - Mab's Apprentice 
Pose Prop: Captivity Co. Poses - I am the Genie Pose Prop (Available now at The Fantasy Collective
Building: Trompe Loeil - Dreamy Genie Bottle in Blue 
Candles: Backwoods Mafia - Candles 
Doll Jewellery Box: MishMish - Nostalgia Jewelry Box in Pale Pink 
Coffin Jewellery Box: beach street - Coffin Jewellery Box 
Staff: Rowanwood - Elementalist Staff in Air (Available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gators MC 1st Anniversary Event AKA Rudh's Crazy Fashion Week!

The Gators MC - HellBone's Biker Club, that I have to maintain as his Secretary - is celebrating it's one year anniversary this week. This time last year, the club was just a twinkling in HellBone's eye, and through a lot of blood, sweat, tears and just a little road rash, the MC has pulled itself to the level it is at now... A close-knit bunch of people that treat each other more as family, and are closer than any other MC in the community I have met so far.
Now to celebrate this event, we've decided to host not just one but a collection of events over the course of the week, and they are open to ANYONE, not just bikers.
To find the full details of the schedule of events, please check out the Gators MC official blog. I try to post details of all the fun things that the club is doing over there, as well as details about how to contact us or even talk to us about joining - perhaps?!
Anyway I have taken this opportunity to create my own little Rudhmellowen Fashion Week... A week of parties means I need a week of different outfits, one for each event right?!
I'm goign to find myself busy with this over the next few days, so at the weekend I decided to create enough outfits to wear and now you lucky things, get not just one but 6 Rudh looks of the week!
First off though I will mention that there are a few things that will not change with every look... My skin is my standard skin - Glam Affair's Candy Skin in America - and I always wear three sets of facial wounding, from Corvus and Little Pricks, without these I feel naked no matter how many clothes I have on.
Look 1: Saturday 15th:
Hair: DeLa - Shell Mesh Hair in Red
Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush
Dress: SUGAR - Dame Dress
Bracelet: Sinistyle - Strap Bracelets (No Longer Available!)
Rings: Remarkable Oblivion - Famous Ring in Silver
Shoes: G*Field - Alex Strap Shoes in Patent Black
Look 2: Monday 17th:
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Melissa Mesh Hair in Gingerbread
Piercing: Cute Poison - Frosted
Choker: Sweet Leonard - Curvy Choker
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Tilly Ethnic Combo2 in Bleached
Dress: Corvus - Classy Dress in Beige (Past FI*Friday Item)
Boots: elikatira - Secret Boots in Cocoa
Look 3: Tuesday 18th:
Hair: Ploom - Chilly
Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush
Choker: SAKIDE - Attitude Collar in Black
Dress: PopTart - Sweater Dress in Creep (Past SL Fashion Week Item)
Bracelets: LouLou&Co - London Calling
Tights: Izzie's - Patterned Tights II in Torn
Boots: HollyHood - Piano Keyes Gothic Glam Diamond Studded Boots
Look 4: Wednesday 19th:
Hair: Magika - Meow
Face Piercing: Cute Poison - Star Crossed Piercings
Choker: BOOM - Precious Bow Choker in Marshmallow
Piercing: Cute Poison - Cosmos Piercing
Dress: Sn@tch - Wanda Plaid Dress in Pink
Ring: Maxi Gossamer - Gigi Shimmer Bow in Large
Boots: SaT DeSiGnS - Studded Ankle Boots in Black
Look 5 : Friday 21st:
Hair: Magika - Sweet
Piercing: Cute Poison - Disarray Piercings
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai - Nocturnal Choker
Sweater: (epia) - Tia Sweater
Pants: MOON - Marly BellBottoms in Darkest Fade
Look 6: Saturday 22nd:
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Kira Mesh Hair in Crystal Pink
Glasses: (flaunt) - Spiked Sunglasses (No Longer Available!)
Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush
Choker: [Haste] - Come Closer Collar in Chrome
Necklace: :{MV}: - Twilight Zone Necklace in Delirium RARE
Dress: SAKIDE - Arrogant Dress in Black (XS)
Shoes: Pixelfashion - Oshun Shoes in Black
OH MY GOODNESS... I just did something that was actually the closest to a fashion post I could ever get... YAY!!!

What is she wearing in every look;
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo
Pose: Captivity Co Poses - Naiya Pose 5 

When all seems Hopeless... A Monday Meme brings you a little Hope!

One of my favourite things to blog has to be the Monday Memes, I've said it before and I will say it again... I love to be a part of the Monday Meme brigade... My blog is something I can have periods of stuggle on but with the help of the Memes, I am able to keep myself focused and moving forward...
But this week our lovely Meme host, Miss Strawberry Singh, needs a bit of a boost herself. Something to help pick her up and help her dust herself off... Nothing we as the blogger community do or say can really help her scars to heal, but we can apply a little salve of love, hugs and support to try to make her feel better in the healing process... Gosh I really hope that doesn't sound too patronising!
The Monday Meme this week is hosted by Berry's favourite thorn in her side, Mr Winter Jefferson, who has asked us about how we found our hope in times of pain, so that hopefully we can help Berry feel just that little bit less alone!
OK, its going to be a hard one, but already tears have been brought to my eyes just looking through the comments to this one already up on Berry's blog...
One of the hardest times of my life was during my University years, and involves the death of one of my best friends - and to be frank the most humanitarian person I have ever know in RL... My darling friend Carito, the girl who wanted to be a pirate when she grew up - spent months going backwards and forwards to the doctors with stomach pains. She was told it was Irritable Bowel Syndrome, was passed medications and told to come back if it didn't go away. After six months, and changing her doctor on 3 seperate occasions, they discovered that it was bowel cancer, which had spread into her throat. This was devastating news, if they'd discovered it sooner then she could still be with us today, but they reasoned at the time they never checked for cancer because she was only 28! Like cancer is an age restricted illness or something?! We all gathered around to make the good memories that will be with us forever - as a team we helped her achieve her goals including finishing her degree with us and being able to be pushed across the stage in her wheelchair to collect her certifications, and although we knew it was coming, the day the phone call went round was a day that sticks in my mind like a stabbing pain always.
After her death, I spent a few days in hiding... I lounged in my PJs, I cried at Disney Movies, and I cuddled my favourite stuffed toy, not wanting to voice my feelings. Then we were called to her memorial... Her family wanted to keep her funeral totally private - only 20 people were present in a tiny chapel in the middle of the Yorkshire Moors - but I joined with all of my friends and her family at the greatest memorial ceremony I have ever seen... It was beautiful and filled with hope! In the middle of forest - a shaded glen - we were allowed to plant flowers for her alongside an stone cairn style bench... The music and the laughter drifted on the breeze, and there was a real sense of peace and hope.... That for me was a time in which I felt like desolation and isolation personified but after that moment the little sparkle of hope took hold and got bigger.
Berry, no matter how alone and unhappy you feel right now, no matter how much you want to bury yourself under a fluffy duvet with just your teddybear for company, no matter how dark things seem around you, please remember that old cliche... Every cloud has a silver lining! Soon you will be able to ride that cloud and sparkle in the sunshine once again, with people like Winter around I am sure that will happen before you know it, and even though you feel blue now - and you're allowed to, you're more than justified - just never forget how many people see you as a vibrant, intelligent, beautifully brilliant person that should hold her head up high and sing and dance like no one is watching...

What is she wearing;
Antlers: Half Deer - Aternum Antlers in Constellation (Past Arcade Item)
Hair: Magika - Mint 
Skin: [PETRICHOR] - Ankou Skin 
Eyelids: SLink - Mesh Lids and Lashes 
Eye Make-Up: [ni.ju] - Kumi in Pink 
Tears: LaGyo - Matilda Crystal Tears (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Piercing: Cute Poison - Hush 
Necklace: PIDIDDLE - Necklature in Pink Sequin 
Pose: PRETENSE - Styptic Pose 2 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tank Girl

I don't know about you but sometimes I put on an outfit and then an entire look comes together in my mind, and then I get an idea in my head that would make a good photo, and things just seem to fall into place. It was just that way when I saw this outfit from SAKIDE, which I have to admit is a place I seem drawn to these days, almost like I am addicted.
So my Tank Girl look started with a simple but cute outfit from SAKIDE. The Urban Track Outfit comes in a selection of colours, but for me being Tank Girl Rudh, the army green colour was the way to go. It was so simple, so easy, so straight-forward but then that wouldn't worked as just that would it... No No No... I had to Rudhify things as always... Time to add a little of my personal, but crazy flair hehe...
Starting from the top and working my way down, I discovered - whilst cleaning out my huge hoard that so far I have dragged from 55K items to just below 50K and I am dead proud of it hehe - that I had a set of safety pins called Xdogma from GOLA which were actually piercings. I don't think I ever remember wearing these?! So I checked which of my Cute Poison Piercings worked with the safety pin and let's face it, a safety pin should be present somewhere in every Tank Girls supplies, mine just happens to be in my face! To match this I went kinda grunge styled on my other accessories too... Including a Post Apocalyptic Nerd Neckwrap from Death Row Designs, one of my favourite body wounds from REPLUSE, and a Bear Trap Bracelet from Olive amongst other things.
One of my favourite things about this outfit though has to be my boots. These are the Post Apocalyptic Nerd Stompers from Death Row Designs.... and I LOVE THEM! I want some in RL!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Ploom - Piper
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo
Piercings: (Studs) Cute Poison - Frosted, AND, (Pin) GOLA - Xdogma (Part of a Set)
Necklace: Death Row Designs - Post Apocalyptic Nerd Neckwrap in Yellow
Top & Pants: SAKIDE - Urban Track Outfit
Stomach Wound: REPULSE - Contagion
Bracelets: (LEFT) Olive - The Refreshed Bear Trap in Copper, (Right Upper) Cute Poison - Dee Bracelet in Silver, AND, (Right Lower) Death Row Designs - Chrono Fangs in Steam
Ring: Cute Poison - Bitch Ring in Silver (Available now at The Big Show)
Boots: Death Row Designs - Post Apocalyptic Nerd Stompers in Coal
Pose: Captivity. Co. - Naiya Pose 6
Tank: H&C WHeels - COMING SOON!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fallen Angel... Or is that Fallen Cupid?

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, or maybe just Happy Friday would be better. I've never really been one for getting into the Valentine's spirit, opting more to let my living dead girl side take over and bring on a kind of Anti-Valentine. So much so that last year I took on cupid in a fight and won, meaning there was a New Cupid in town. Well this year, she's back!
With a bit of a make over of course hehe...
One of the most noticable things that she has been made over on is her wings. Recently, Death Row Designs released a collection fo brand new mesh wings. I loved them but never tend to wear wings really, so I was willing to leave them on the shelf... Until the moment that I remembered it was soon Valentine's Day and my anti-cupid would need to get to work. The wings are available in a huge collection of colours, many with that Jaimy Hancroft artistic flair to them, and the fallen angel white set with their bloodiness just called my name! I couldn't resist!
Rudh Cupid wears a pair of little shorts from the store FK! Designs - which appears to be allied with DRBC - and as a subtle nod toward her cupiding ways, she has her spare arrow through her head from Remarkable Oblivion.
The pose I am using is from my new store crush for poses... Captivity Co has just moved to a new location and has put out a set of awesome new items including this Louis Chair, which includes a set of 6 poses... I WILL be using this chair again as it is so versatile too... Always comfy, always sexy and rather chic looking... Maybe I need to do something a little racier??! I feel like an underwear shoot will be happening in my near future!

What is she wearing;
Hair Band: Remarkable Oblivion - Lovestruck
Hair: Ploom - Chilly
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo
Piercings: Cute Poison - Hush Piercings in Black (Past Project Limited)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Banshee Skull Heart
Top: R3volt - LeBlanc
Wings: Death Row Designs - Devine Wings in Fallen Angel
Rings: (Left) Remarkable Oblivion - Famous Ring in Silver, AND, (Right) Cute Poison - Bitch Ring in Silver (Available now at The Big Show)
Shorts: FK! Designs - Uber Shorts in Red Leather
Pose Chair: Captivity Poses - Louis Chair

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I Mingle, You Mingle, We should all Mingle!

I've been raving about this event to friends, but I am now going to rave about it to you... I know that I should have just come here first and caught all the birds with one net - so to speak - but the blogger part of my brain broke and so you will have to excuse the tardiness...
I am very excited over the event called Mingle. You might have heard about it before, as there have been many posts about the event from many different sources, but if you haven't then you should really take note right now hehe...
Mingle is an interactive game, played with a handy HUD, that sees you having to complete random tasks to enable you to move onto the next challenge. It's all in one easy to navigate location and you don't need to worry about going in alone either - I did - there are lots of people completing the tasks themselves and I found people were willing to help you if you helped them! In this case the event really sticks to it's name... Mingling to get the challenges done is part of the fun and you could be lucky like me and walk away with a new friend! 
The outfit I am wearing was the one that I wore whilst working through the challenges, but I had to go back later once I had completed the event to take a reminder picture of the fun I had, and share a couple of my favourite prizes too! There were so many prizes, some of them I simply adore, by some of my favourite SL designers... MishMish is there, Intrigue Co, Schadenfreude and Half Deer too, as well as !Ohmai - which can be seen in the photo. These things are all going to be exclusive to the event, and the only way you can get your hands on them is by completing the tasks! The bears from !Ohmai were one of the things that caught my attention most, I mean how can you not love that little teddy face?  Though OK I admit, I also got very excited about the Battlefield Earrings from Auxiliary - of which I only wore one, how daring of me LOL - and although it isn't something you have to wait until the end to receive - because it is part of one of the challenges - I couldn't resist this beautiful bouquet from [PILOT]
Note to HellBone here... Valentines day, one like this please? 
I should mention my outfit details too, because well I do love this look hehe... The hair was a very early Valentines Day present from a good friend, who saw it and thought of me LOL - Magika hair with a large bow, cute kitty ears and a pony tail LOL... Does sound like something I'd wear! Two necklaces for good measure today, as I felt that one wasn't enough LOL! A locked heavy choker from FAUX and a cute, watch that is very much in keeping with the Valentine's feel from Maxi Gossamer fit the bill of what was needed! OH and not to forget my rings... I loved the new set from Cute Poison, but for some reason the Bad Bitch vibe wasn't working for me - as everyone knows I am a good girl - so I dug around and suddenly remembered my Famous Rings from Remarkable Oblivion... Famous Bitch! That sound's a bit more like it hehe!  My outfit is one that I pulled from my hoard hehe... Direct from SAKIDE it looks like a naughty, revved up cross over between a school girl and a biker chick - or maybe that was just the way I wore it LOL! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Meow 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo 
Piercings: Cute Poison - Hush Piercings in Black (Past Project Limited) 
Earring: Auxiliary - Battlefield Earrings in Love (Available now ONLY at Mingle
Choker: FAUX - Pop Lock & Drop Necklace in Gun Metal
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Patience Heart Watch in Silver 
Outfit: SAKIDE - Dating Outfit in Black 
Rings: (Left) Remarkable Oblivion - Famous Ring in Silver, AND, (Right) Cute Poison - Bitch Ring in Silver (Available now at The Big Show
Pose: PRETENSE - Styptic Pose 4 
Teddy Bear: !Ohmai - Beary Lurvin (Available now ONLY at Mingle
Flowers: [PILOT] - Mingle Mixed Bouquet (Available now ONLY at Mingle

Monday, February 10, 2014

Piggy Spaceman comes to take me home...

You might have seen what I am about to show you EVERYWHERE in the last few days, but I will admit that I had to jump straight into the 'OHMYGAHSOFREAKINCUTE' brigade and share these adorable little critters with you.
Though I will admit, this post scares me a little LOL... The items I have to share today, the reasons for the post at any rate, are due to the collaborative minds of MishMish and !Ohmai... I've been blogging for MishMish for a while now, and I still love Aime's stuff, love love love it! The thing that scares me is the !Ohmai connection hehe... I've been addicted to this brand since I first saw the Pygmy Puffs... Now being sent something that Anya has created, in league with another of my irresistible stuff stores creators... *has a rather badly hidden fan girl moment!*
*breathes again* OK OK enough squeaking hehe...
The things I am talking about are, of course, the Supernova Collection, found in the background behind me. Collabor88 this month is all about the space age - I haven't been able to get in there yet, but when I do those Intrigue Co. lava lamps are also mine hehe - and so Aime Takaai set about creating her own little worlds in the form of three adorable little planets, whilst Anya Ohmai added her own flair to the spacemen that explored these planets.
I dressed myself to be a little alien to match - not too much because I have a massive problem with aliens - but like a little lost traveller being collected by the Piggy Spacemen!!!
Starting with my starry dress, or the Nebula Dress from KOSH, this is an older dress in my closet but I love the subtle starryness. The Moon and the Stars for you Necklace from Maxi Gossamer, also added to that outer space feeling without being too obvious. I did however, go to town on the crazy head accessories hehe...The head pet is from Laundanum Lollipops and is a Rare prize in a gacha machine, I then added the head jewel called Malkavian Dreams to give me that third eye look, which is available now at The Surreal Complex from Distorted Dreams. Then added some cute little Sprout Ears from an old gacha by Kre-ations
The rings should also get mention here, even though they do not entirely fit with the theme of the photo... The adorable Bad Bitch Ring Set - I am only wearing the Bitch but the other says Bad - is available from Cute Posion for The Boobies and Ass Show event called The Big Show!

What is she wearing;
Head Pet: Laudanum Lollipops - Squidgey Theletek in Rare
Hair Accessory: Distorted Dreams - Malkavian Dreams Jewelry Set (Available now at The Surreal Complex
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Maya Mesh Hair in Crystal Pink (Past FLF Item)
Ears: Kre-ations (Now Cubic Cherry Kre-ations) - Sprout Gacha Ears in Little Star 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo
Piercings: Cute Poison - Hush Piercings in Black (Past Project Limited)
Tongue: Zombie Suicide - Forked Tongue (Past Hunt Prize) 
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - The Moon and Stars For You
Rings: (Right) Remarkable Oblivion - Famous Ring in Silver, AND, (Left) Cute Poison - Bitch Ring in Silver (Available now at The Big Show)
Dress: KOSH - Nebula Dress
Pose: Status - Mourn Pose 5 (No Longer Available!)
Piggy, Planets & Curtain: MishMish & !Ohmai - Supernova (Available now at Collabor88)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Black and White and Rudh all over... Monday's Meme!

One of the things I love most about the Monday Memes - hosted by Miss Strawberry Singh - is that they not only give me a chance to keep my blogger mojo in working order, in that I have to blog at least once a week on a Monday, but they also at times give me a chance to challenge myself. 
This week's Meme should not seem that much of a challenge, but it is something that I have never felt very confident with. 
The theme of this week is Black and White Portraits. 
Now when I say that this feels like a challenge for me personally, I bet people might be scratching their heads thinking HUH? Though for me there is something about a Black and White Image that seems harder to conquer than a colour image. I don't know how to put my finger on it really, but it's like a rawness, a laying bare of yourself while shadows pick out all of your flaws. I was shy about being in the photo alone, for some stranger reason, until that is a little blue friend came to save the day hehe... 
I am not sure if I prefer the colour or the black and white version of this photo, so I will leave it open to discussion... But thank you Berry for once again helping me to push my boundaries hehe... 

What is she wearing;
Ears: Noodles - Experiment 626 Ears in Original 
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Jade Mesh Hair in Crystal Pink 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo 
Piercings: Cute Poison - Hush Piercings in Black (Past Project Limited) 
Necklace & Ring: Maxi Gossamer - Royal Khadijah Estate (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Bracelet: SiniStyle Strap Bracelets (No Longer Available!)
Top: R3volt - LeBlanc Top 
Stitch: Mesh Mafia - Back Stitch 
Pose: Starry Heaven - Airi Pose 1 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dreams are what SL is made of...

Everywhere you look in SL you are surrounded by dreams and the imaginings of other people. The full sims, to the smallest builds are all the dreams and art of those who create them. Some are filled with fairytale romance, others are dark and twisted, and there are a myriad of different things in between... But each of these is a little work of art in it's own way.
For me personally, this is one of my favourite things about SL, I love seeing each little artwork brought to life - everyone's avatar, all of the creations and all of the sims make SL one of the most interesting virtual realities in my opinion. So when I heard about an event based on art, dreams and fairytales I knew I wouldn't be able to steer clear, and as of last night I am willing to tell anyone who will listen that the setting for The Surreal Complex is well worth a look, even if you aren't in a shopping mood!
The fact that I stumbled upon this event, is all due to Miss Nimil Blackflag - owner of SongBird, who sent me a set of her items for the event. The Seer's Eyes, can be picked up in the dreams section of the event, and come in a set of mesh eyes for the head and the hands and are available in four different gorgeous colours. The colours are one of the things I love most about these eyes... They are like gemstones in their brightness,  and well you know me, I love to play around with things that are a little different... Hands in the eyes is definitely a little different hehe... Of course that lead to the entire look being a little different LOL...
I was sent the hunt prize item from ImmateriA for the new Tainted Love Hunt too, and decided that I wanted to feature part of that with this look... the hunt prize has both male and female prizes but it was the props from these prizes that I randomly decided to include. The cage comes from the female - or Jarinda - prize and the male - or Joringel - prize of the feathers... I didn't know before though but the story of Jarinda and Joringel is a Grimm fairytale about a witch who turns maidens into birds... It is very pretty and Naenia Demina - ImmateriA's owner - has really pulled the story into her prize items well...
I then went to town on decorating myself lol... I wanted a sexy looking outfit, hence my outfit being made up of a pale pink lace bra - from SAKIDE as part of the Vintage Glam outfit - and a simple but striking necklace that could be used as a warning from Cute Poison. It was the make-up and body parts that I went to town on however... First and possibly most obvious would have to be the amazing Moth Antennae from Lovely Alien. These are worth raving about! They come in two very slightly different styles and the most amazing part... THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE! I then teamed the moth thing with some brilliant glow in the dark teeth from Gauze called Nightmare. I believe these were released at last years Horror Fest, I cannot remember now but my goodness there is so much you can do with them, they can be coloured into any different combination you want! Lastly I started to apply the make-up... The War Paint came first - unfortunately this particular paint is no longer available as the creator has moved on and started working on other things, but then I re-discovered the eye-shadow and eyelashes called Ankoku from [ni.ju]... They were just perfect for finishing off my somewhat mothy look hehe...  

What is she wearing;
Antenna: Lovely Alien - Moth Antennae (Freebie on the Marketplace)
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Jade in Crystal Pink
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item)
Eyes: SongBird - Seer's Eyes (Available now at The Surreal Complex)
Make-Up: (Gray Eyeshadow & Eyelashes) [ni.ju] - Ankoku, AND, (White Body Paint) YaYo - War Paint (No Longer Available!)
Mouth: [Gauze] - Nightmare
Necklace: Cute Poison - Poison Necklace in Silver (Available Now at Suicide Dollz)
Bra: SAKIDE - Vintage Glam in Pink
Feathers & Cage: ImmateriA - Jarinda and Joringel (Part of the Tainted Love Hunt)
Pose: HelaMiyo - Look in the Sky Pose 5

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Enchanted by Little Rudh Riding Hood

I have, and will always be, one of those people that LOVES fairytales. Be they in their original form or in some modern representation such as some of the new re-tellings of the stories... Hell and I are addicted to a TV series called Grimm for example... But one of the most fairytale filled events to hit the grid is now back within it's second outing, and I was really excited to share some of the details about Sl's new Enchantment... 
As you can see it is based on the fairytale that is Red Riding Hood, shot in a Rudhish style of course... There are so many awesome designers, providing us with many awesome things of course, but a few things caught my eye more than others... The problem with this event for me though was it pulled me right out of my comfort zone. I have never felt comfortable asking people to be given things to blog, but this time I sucked up my shyness and spoke to some people... 
I fell in love with the wolf pose from Captivity Co... All of their poses are awesome but this one just screamed of a modern Red Riding Rudh style look... A Rudh that has been able to befriend the wolf rather than being scared off by it. Captivity Co isn't a new place by any means, but to me it is somewhere I haven't really looked at much before - ashamed as I am to admit it - but the poses that come out of the store are creative and well made... I highly recommend them... 
We packed ourselves a picnic basket - and a little friend from MishMish came along for a ride - and we made ourselves a little picnic spot by hanging my red cape from a tree - the chair and the tree by the way come from Kalopsia...  
But Rudh Riding Hood's look is far from traditional, in fact the dress I am wearing is an old prize from SAKIDE that was available during last Halloween's System Failure. I teamed the dress with some messy but pretty red hair from Analog Dog, called Wound Up, and then finished the look with a gorgeous necklace from AZE Designs. The Necklace is the Baneful Wolf's Eye Necklace and it comes in bloody or clean versions, you can't see it very clearly on the photo above but it will be bigger if you look at the picture on my Flickr stream... 
I just love the fairytale theme of this event, and to the new designers I have met, thank you so much for letting me have the opportunity to blog for you...I cannot wait till the next fairytale now!!! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Analog Dog - Wound Up Hair in Dark Reds 
Skin: Glam Affair - Candy Skin in America 09 (Past Arcade Item) 
Face Wounds: (Right Eye) Corvus - Scarred Face Tattoo, (Left Cheek) Corvus - Cheek Scars, AND (Right Cheek) Little Pricks - Stapled Face Tattoo 
Piercings: (Under Eye) Cute Poison - Tsukimi Piercings, AND, (Lips) Cute Poison - Hush Piercings in Black (Past Project Limited) 
Dress: SAKIDE - Sightless Nurse Outfit 
Necklace: AZE Designs - Baneful Wolf's Eye Necklace in Bloody (Available now at Enchantment
Bracelet: Death Row Designs - Chrono Fangs Bracelet in Steam 
Tights: Izzie's - Patterned Tights II in Torn 
Boots: [sYs] - DOOM in Red Spyker 
Wolf: [Captivity. Co] - My Wolf (Available now at Enchantment
Chair: Kalopsia - Red Riding Hood Chair (Available now at Enchantment
Tree: Kalopsia - Hanging Tree (Available now at Enchantment
Basket: MishMish - Mouse on a Basket in Light Tea (Available now at Enchantment