Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Kultivate Spring Fashion Event


By Gemma Cleanslate


“Kultivate Magazine in conjunction with AIM is pleased to announce it’s first ever Spring Fashion Event! The Spring Fashion Event will take place February 11 to 26, 2017! This event will consist of fashion shows, a shopping area with exclusives, a special hunt, entertainment, and more!  The Fantasy Angels will also present a special themed show as the finale on February 26, 2017!”  To see what is going on during the event check this website   https://kultivatemagazine.com/spring-fashion-event/



I went over to visit the region to check on what would be for sale and what would be going on .
The build is futuristic and fun to walk . There are 50 fashion designers to shop and the recipient of the event is “Feed a Smile” . I found some lovely spring outfits on display and finally gave in and bought a few outfits .




 Here I am on the Runway pretending I am in the show! I am wearing an exquisite creation 'Banu’ by Niles Karas of Flowerdreams.  


And my other choice which looked so fresh and light is Prism Dawn in pink (you have choices of color) by Jezzixa Cazalet.  Some of my favorite merchants are here . Two hunts will be going on during the weeks and hints are available on the website too. I will be going back for those! If you are interested in the numerous fashion shows take a look there at the website above.



It is all for a wonderful cause.” Feed a Smile is a project of the RL registered non-profit organization - Live and Learn in Kenya Int'l. (LLK Int'l)  www.llk-selb.de Brique Topaz - (Zeiner) is the real-life Chairwoman of the organization in Kenya and in Germany. LLK Int'l is in its 11th year - and has sent hundreds of children to school.” 1L feeds a child lunch in Kenya so it is really worth something. You have until February 26 to shop your heart out and see the spring fashions.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/139/129/2816


Gemma Cleanslate   

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Fashions


By Mylie Foxclaw

Today I want to show you a cool outfit from the February round of Fameshed.  Next, I’ll show you some nice things that I found on MP and inworld for those on a tight budget.  I like digging for such outfits because it helps to discover new stores that you don’t really hear about.  Let’s get started.


I adore this casual long shirt with the jeans jacket over it from Zenith.  This costs L$350. It’s a trendy look and I’m wearing it as a dress right now.  I’m wearing the Fenella hair from Truth which comes with and without a hat option and used my ankle boots from Ingenue.  This outfit will be available only for this current round of Fameshed.  I assume that it will be at the Zenith mainstore after the round.


Let’s work out our pixels!  This sports outfit is from Wellmade and its only L$1 on the marketplace! It’s available in both black and white. I use the Maitreya body, so I used the hud but the appliers are available for various mesh bodies and for the standard shape too.  To look sporty, I decided on a ponytail called Careful from Magika and my Vernon sneakers.  Make sure to check out Wellmade, there’s some nice deals there!


Let’s keep it sporty-fun with these fun wedges from Hibicus and they are free on MP.  I am wearing them with these high-waisted shorts from Ibela which are also free and my frilly top is an old group gift from Tres Blah.  


Finally, I found this gown from Hibicus which is free and I’m absolutely in love with it because of the back and colours.  Pick an updo as you don’t want the hair to hide you back!  I’m using Juanuary from Truth which is an old group gift.  I think you should check that store out.  There’s nice stuff for great prices.

Look 1:
Shirt and Jacket: Jeans Shirt with Skit (Deep Blue) from Zenith (Fameshed) - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FaMESHed/120/123/3488

Look 2:
Sports outfit: Layne Sports Outfit by Wellmade: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/174329
Shoes: Vernon Shoes by {kokoia} Exclusive Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moordon/96.2918/175.378/21

Look 3:
Top: Frilly top from Tres Blah maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lula/132/189/26
Shorts: Short Mina Fitted from Ibela https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/137370
Shoes: Hija Wedges from Hibicus https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/185521

Look 4:
Hair: January from Truth (2013 gift) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34
Dress: Elegant dress Orc from Hibicus https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/185521
Shoes: None since the dress hides my feet.

Mylie Foxclaw

Friday, January 27, 2017

January Specials That You May Not Want to Miss!


By Mylie Foxclaw

Today I found some nice deals and *drumroll please* FREEBIES! I can’t wait to share these with you, especially I love these outfits.  Let’s begin with the Free Gifts.


Meli Imako has put this retro outfit as the January group gift.  It is also available for free on the marketplace.  I’m wearing the Eszter Hair from Truth and my Kyra heels from Ricielli.  If you want to go retro, this is the look!


The next outfit is called We want peace by Entice.  For this look, I’m wearing my Wendy heels from Ricielli and the Fenella hair from Truth.  It is a group gift and comes with a hud for changing the colours.  You can mix and match the top and the bottom.  


The Autumn Outfit from GOLDI studio is currently available for L$30 on the marketplace.  You can find some more outfits on sale currently, so make sure not to miss out.  This outfit comes with the top, bottom, boots and bag.  I am wearing the Kati hair from Truth which is the January VIP gift.


Next, this cute sweater from Les Fees Endormies is only L$10 on the marketplace.  You will find other colours available for the same price.  I kept the boots from GOLDI studio and used my pizza jeans from Blueberry.  I’m wearing the Irena hair from Truth which was the December group gift.

Enjoy these awesome deals and make sure to grab them fast as they may be unavailable after January or their prices will be back to normal after the sales. 

Styling:
All Hair used are from Truth Hair - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34

Outfit 1:

Outfit 2:

Outfit 3:

Outfit 4:
Jeans - Pizza from Blueberry - https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/113388

Mylie Foxclaw

Monday, January 16, 2017

How Can a Hairdo Change Your Look?


By Mylie Foxclaw

Wearing a particular style of hair can really change your whole look from sexy to fun.  This is pretty cool, especially in Second Life where you don’t need to spend hours trying to fix your hair!

Today, I’m going to show you different hairs that can be used in order to style a simple T-shirt.  I’ve picked a T-shirt from Tres Blah, which is available as a past gacha item but you can easily find it on MP from people who trade gacha items.  You must note that Gacha items are no copy.  


The first hair I’m using is called Amorette from Truth Hair.  It’s a fun style with most of your hair down and two big braids to add some twist to the hairdo.  It’s the hair I love to use to rock casual looks.  It’s fun and playful.  


The next hair I’m using adds a sexy flair.  It’s called Forever by Exile.  It’s great if you are styling your T-shirt with a pair of jeans and some high heels.  It’s nice and gives you a more casual-chic look with just a little touch of glamour.  


Now I am wearing the daffodil hair from Magika.  This hair has a lot of volume but it shows more of your face.  The little hair clip adds a touch of cuteness.  This is great for those who like a more youthful look.


Another way I enjoy to style my T-shirt look is by using a hat.  I find that it is a really fun twist to an everyday look.  Here I’m wearing the Fenella hair from Truth.  The hair comes with and without the hat.  


Another cool way is to go for fun colours.  It’s a nice way to spike your look or maybe go just a little wild.  For instance, for the crimson hair from Little Bone.  I opted for those tones that match with my T-shirt.  


The Born to Die hair from Little Bone is another nice look that turns up the glamour to a little notch.  I love the way the curls frame the face and this time I opted for the black and brown combo.  The curls are sexy and elegant; a lovely way to make a casual look appear classy.


Finally, if you want to go with an adorable casual look, the Clove hair from Wasabi is perfect.  The hair frames the face nightly and the length is just perfect.  The little hair clips are a nice touch and there’s a hud that lets you change the colour of each clip. 

Indeed, hair can change your overall look from sexy to elegant and absolutely cute.  Sometimes a change in hair colour can give a brilliant twist to a simple outfit.

URLS:

Little Bones: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/87784


Mylie Foxclaw

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Treats From Our SL Designers


By Mylie Foxclaw

As Christmas approaches, our Second Life designers have been putting out some wonderful gifts for the residents.  For this post, I will be showing you a few gifts you should not miss out and how you can style them for a great overall look.

First of all, this sexy silver dress is a free Christmas gift from Paperarrow and the headband is a gift from Oleander.  The dress looks great to go clubbing and with the festive season, the deer headband is a cute addition.  I opted for the Fenella hair (without the hat) which is available at Truth for and the Kyrra Heels from Ricielli.  Of course, you can always style this dress with a shorter hairdo and a matching pair of silver heels.  You will find the dress and headband near the huge Christmas tree at the paperarrow sim, in the middle. 

Style Card 1:
Headband: Deer Romance from Oleander! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pemberley/88/128/23
Dress: Cami Silver dress from Paperarrow http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pemberley/88/128/23

For the second look, I am wearing the Katia Hoodie from Mooh!  It is a hunt gift from the Peace on Earth Hunt that is currently going on.  I’ve paired this up with my favourite ripped jeans from Blueberry and by ankle boots from Ingenue.  The hair I am wearing is called Enjoy by Elikatira.  Concerning the headband, it’s another gift from Oleander, available at the Paperarrow sim.

Style Card 2:
Headband: Kitten Romance from Oleander - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pemberley/88/128/23

I decided to hunt for a few more gifts from the Peace on Earth hunt and I will show you two beautiful evening gowns which you would not want to miss out.  First, this pink gown is from Ghee! and it is very classic and elegant.  I opted for the Sugar updo from Truth (A VIP group gift).  For a classic dress like this, it is nice to go for an elegant updo that will add that lovely touch of glamour. 

Style Card 3:
Hair: Sugar from Truth Hair (VIP Group gift) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34    

The next gown is from Sascha’s Designs and I’m very in love with that colour.  This dress has a sexier flair to it and I opted for the Venus hair by Truth.  As for the heels, I’m wearing my Glamistry Dianthus heels for with both dresses. (They are hidden under the dress, so you can wear any type of high heels)

Style Card 4:
Dress: Aurianna Aqua Gown from Sascha’s Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24

I can say that our SL Designers are really spoiling us with these wonderful treats for Christmas!

Note: This year marks the 9th edition of the Peace on Earth Hunt that takes place every year in second life.  You will find more information about the hunt on their official webpage: https://peaceonearthsl.wordpress.com/

Mylie Foxclaw

Friday, December 2, 2016

Three Different Looks For Cold Weather


By Mylie Foxclaw

Today I have three nice looks that works great for the cold weather.  These looks are different from each other and will suit different tastes.  If you want to go for something sexy or very cute, you are sure to find something in this post.  The best part is that it involves some nice deals!

First, this sexy casual look works great for days out.  The sweater dress from Hilly Haalan is available for only L$99 and there are around 40 choices of colours, including some cool animal prints.  I paired this up with my Nikki boots from Mutresse which cost me L$188.  You can also change the colours of the boots with the hud.  I picked the Deja hair from Truth Hair to complete the overall look.  This is a VIP group gift that was available in the previous round.  The group costs L$250 to join but every month, Truth Hawks will be offering an exclusive hair (Fatpack!!) to the group.

As I strolled around the Hilly Haalan store, I noticed this chic sweater which is available at their wall of group gifts.  Who does not love a nice freebie and it definitely makes a nice evening wear look for the cold weather.  I paired this up with my skinny jeans and the Kyra stilettos from Ricielli which is a hunt prize for the Halloween hunt that is going on till early December!  I decided to wear the hair Sugar which is also a VIP group gift from Truth Hair.

For the last style, I decided on something cute and girly that fits best for extremely cold days.  The Wayne sweater is from Neve and comes with two choices of scarves.  The Wayne sweater costs L$300. I kept the same skinny jeans which seem to match nicely with the sweater and my Stagioni boots in grey that cost L$550.  I picked the Lena hair from Elikatira which was free from hairology.  It comes in a variety of shades as well.  
 
These three different looks will work great for this season and there are some great bargains that should not be missed! 

Styling cards:

Look 1:
Hair: Deja (Gift from Truth VIP Group) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34


Sweater Dress: ALLA from Hilly Haalan  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chronos/135/124/22

Look 2:
Hair: Sugar (Gift from Truth VIP Group) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/158/27/34


Sweater: Rina Sweater (Group Gift) from Hilly Haalan http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chronos/135/124/22

Jeans: ‘Spiked Jeans’ light by Ricielli - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ricielli/176/84/27

Look 3:


Jeans: ‘Spiked Jeans’ light by Ricielli - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ricielli/176/84/27


Mylie Foxclaw

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Right Shoes for the Right Outfit


By Mylie Foxclaw

Being stylish is not just about the clothes you are wearing but it also depends on other factors.  You may be wearing a fantastic dress but if you pair it with the wrong shoes, you might be looking odd or as we say in our trendy jargon, a ‘fashion faux-pas’.  Today, we will focus on wearing the proper shoes for different types of outfits.

First, let’s check out pants and jeans.  Just like real life, one can use jeans to create different types of looks and shoes are an important part of the look.  However in SL, we have to be especially careful about the jeans’ cuffs when we pick our shoes.  If you have rolled up cuffs or flared pants, you can opt for sneakers for a sporty look or a pair of heels or some flat ballerina shoes to add a feminine touch to your overall look.  For instance, in the first picture I opted for the Vernon sneakers in pink shade and in the next picture, I went with the Dianthus Heels from Glamistry.  The flat ballerina shoes in the third picture are from garbaggio.




The trick with jeans is to avoid the edge of shoes to touch your pants.  Else you will end up with something like in the picture below. 


This is a shame because the Wendy heels from Ricielli are very cool and trendy but because it does not work with pants, you can’t see the real beauty.  The picture below shows the same heels in Pumpkin shade.  These heels can be worn with casual shorts, skirts, capris and dresses but must definitely be avoided with pants or jeans. 


However, you can still wear jeans with high boots.  In this case, look for layers pants instead of mesh rigged pants as they will never get in the way.  If you still want to use rigged mesh pants with your boots, you can still opt for those with a tight cuff or mesh leggings that are made to fit with boots.  For example, in the picture below, the boots have been paired with applier jeans.  These boots and jeans are available at Beautiful Dirty Rich in the rain over me Outfit pack.


If you are wearing a short dress or skirt, you can always opt for boots, sandals or high heels such as pumps or stilettoes but that will depend on the style.  For instance, the Wendy heels by Ricielli (shown previously) or the Alma boots from Ingenue shown below can be paired up with casual or bohemian types of dresses.  While the Wendy heels add a sexy flair, the Alma boots give a cuter touch.  When you opt for very casual outfits, avoid the classic shiny pumps as they will not match.  You want everything to blend well.


If you have a little black dress for a formal event, you will definitely opt for high heels.  You can always go for black pumps or be adventurous and opt for classy red shoes.  You want to look classy and something with a slight shine will be more appropriate.  Your shoes will be very visible with a short but classy dress, so choose wisely.  For instance, the Dianthus heels from Glamistry (previously shown) will work very well for short dresses or you can opt for something similar to the Dreamer pumps from Beautiful Dirty Rich (available in the Dare to Dream Outfit). 



If you are wearing a long gown, note that your shoes will go unnoticed most of the time.  So you can simply opt for classic pumps or open toe heels but you don’t need to invest on shoes that usually stand out.  You can opt for a colour close to your dress or if you have address in dark shades, opt for black heels and if your gown is of a lighter shade, opt for white or pastel tones. 

A pair of classic pumps in black usually works for a lot of outfits and thus, it is a must have.  You can wear it with your formal gown, something gothic/punk, an office style or look or your casual jeans.  If you want something beachy like, sandals and flip-flops are the way to go.  They work well with flowery dresses or shorts or your favourite swimwear.

The beaded sandals from Envie are a fun addition or you can go simple with these pair of flip-flops from Paper Arrow.  





The next time you are picking your shoes, consider these styling tips.  Remember that not all types of shoes work for every outfit.  Take your time whenever you want to get new shoes.  There are many designers who design great shoes in SL, so you will find the perfect pair for any outfit!

Shoes used in the pictures:
  1. Vernon Shoes by {kokoia} Exclusive Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moordon/96.2918/175.378/21
  2.  Dianthus shoes by Glamistry - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glamistry/153/60/602
  3.  Ballerina Shoes- Garbaggio - https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Garbaggio-FREE-Sample-Pack-for-SLink-Feet/6653640
  4. Wendy Shoes by Ricielli (Hunt Item till December) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ricielli/213/95/28
  5. Boots from ‘Rain Over Me’ outfit by Beautiful Dirty Rich http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beautiful%20Dirty%20Rich/128/111/22
  6. Alma Boots by Ingenue http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lo%20Lo/201/99/21/
  7. Dreamer Pumps from ‘Dare to Dream’ outfit by Beautiful Dirty Rich http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beautiful%20Dirty%20Rich/128/111/22 
  8. Beaded Sandals by Envie https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/37066 

 Mylie Foxclaw