May Fair Lady

Untitled-1You’ll have to forgive me the pun… Ever since Miss Berry issued her weekly blogger challenge… I’ve known it was going to be Hepburn. Had to be Hepburn. With the help of the always fabulous Tres Beau Dress Store I was able to throw together a look PDQ I think… not bad! So, naturally, The use of Mayfair in my pun required a visit to my favorite shopping sim.

Snapshot_089I just love going to Mayfair… the architecture is fantastic and they’ve done a beautiful job allowing you to feel like you’re in the high society side of town doing some upscale shopping… and the vendors there do not disappoint! I wandered around for quite a while, striking poses and throwing lights around for the better part of an hour, which drew quite a few onlookers… but that’s okay, I don’t hate the lime light!

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Here’s a funny little snippit… so, I’m horrible about accessories. I LOVE them, but I tend to find two or three accessories I love, and just wearing them with everything. Starting a blog showing off outfits I decided….yeah, should probably mix it up a bit. However, my collection of bags is horribly scarce (Working on that!). The above picture is actually Maitreya’s bag from her shoe shop… it’s damn cute, and I have no shame in toting it around! I got that bag today when I was picking up these flip flops:

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Would you believe that’s my first pair of flip flops in SL? No joke, there… but it’s ironic as as soon as it stops snowing RL I’m wearing those babies. Love my flip flops. Anyhow… a few more shots before I divulge the details of the outfit. I really love shooting in Mayfair… the urban feel is hard to pull off without a sim getting too laggy – but they do a great job of it! It’s nice to get out of the woods once in while.Snapshot_082 Snapshot_084

What I’m Wearing:

Skin (LAQ ~ Minna [Peach] 01) – Laqroki
Eyes (IKON Ardent Eyes – Chocolate)
Hair (Maitreya Sasha – Caramel)
Earrings  (EarthStones Gypsy Earrings – Multi/Gold)
Eyeglasses ([Gos] Custom Eyeware v3.3 – SENTINEL)
Flip Flops
(Maitreya Gold * Flip-Flops Eclipse)
Dress ([M] Salvation strapless Dress  XS) – Motivication


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Now playing: 
Nothing Better by The Postal Service <—– That’s right, I ❤ Pandora!

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D!VA Hair! All Day!

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Ever found one of those places where you just felt…. this is where I need to be right now. I don’t know if this was it….but oh how I laughed.

This story begins at the end. Once upon a time there was this badass blogger. I wouldn’t say, exactly, that her blogging was awesome, or even that her blog was awesome but rather she herself was the badass. This was entire self-titled badassery but this blogger believed that whatever one put into the universe, one would receive. She input her badass overall awesomeness, and in turn… she and the universe were at peace.

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Wait….What?

While I waited patiently for my best friend to shop her heart out at D!VA store after I’d been fanatically taking pictures in these darling hairstyles… I wandered around the sim, checking out the fantastic scenery. Verdit? I love it. Also? I REALLY enjoyed my outfit…. this is a more typical Danni look…. I tend to  enjoy goofing off left to my own devices.

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What I’m Wearing:

Skin (LAQ ~ Minna [Peach] 01) – LAQROKI
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Eyes (IKON Ardent Eyes – Chocolate)
Hair (“”D!va“” Hair “Asami” (Type A)(Citrine))
Piercing (:Hebenon Vial: Anonymous [Metal]) & ({Sugar Heart} Mesh Dimple Piercings – Surgical Steel)
Earrings  ([MANDALA]Leather Feather earring/White)
Bracelets  (special color[MANDALA] Pearl Rain set season 2/MAPLE BLACK)
Eyelashes (*REDGRAVE* Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong) – Redgrave
Lip line (.Pekka. KERE Lipline (hot pink))
Eyeshadow (
cheLLe – (eyeliner) EyePop Guava)
Eyeglasses (Reek – Park Shades)
Necklace (StashBash) ~ Ducknipple
Hoodie (=krautuve= pika hoodie “Pika pika”size 1)
Pants ([Aux]Belted Bells  –  Grime)
Mouth Accessory  Joint v.1.0  – Vandenbrande 3D Design

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Now playing: 
Helix Nebula by Anamanaguchi <—– Hey look! It’s a pandora link! Listen to the whole tune!

Stargazing

Snapshot_043I’ve taken to having just as much fun finding the location for an outfit photo to be taken as I do putting the outfit itself together. Strawberry Singh turned me on to The Trace via her blog post yesterday, Bloom. A few clicks later and I’m on Windlight Photography’s Blog — if you’re looking to do some exploring I highly, highly recommend following this blog along with many other travel blogs. I get so jaded sitting alone on my homestead I completely forget about the incredible sims and teraform art there is on the grid. Go! Shoo! Get to exploring!

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In a setting like this, I’ll take a bath out in the open, no prob!

 

However, if you’ve chosen to stick around, I don’t blame you – I’ve still got some pretty neat stuff in store. Moving on to today’s outfit.  I was kind of going for an explorer kind of feel… but I was too hooked on this dress from 2Chez that it really just ended up being a kickass outfit to wear when you do whatever you want, because you look that good. So let’s see this outfit up close…

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What I’m Wearing:

Skin (-Belleza- Ava Sk BBB 1 Bl) – Belleza
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Eyes (Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Deep Honey Hazel))
Hair (/Wasabi Pills/ Noriko Mesh Hair – Rye)
Piercing ({Sugar Heart} Mesh Monroe Piercing – Surg. Steel /shadow/)
Earrings  ([MANDALA]Leather Feather earring/White)
Bracelets  (special color[MANDALA] LOTUS BRACELET/ HAND RINGS/PURE WHITE)
Eyelashes (*REDGRAVE* Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong) – Redgrave
Leggings (*League* Merino Leggings -MidCalf -Black)
Dress ((2Chez) Malin Dress White – XSmall) – The Chez
Boots (*League* Dhara Boots [MESH] -Bark)

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Now playing: Dream a Little Dream – The Mamas & The Papas

 

..:: Night in Paris ::..

Snapshot_033Today I wanted to fall back to the basics just a teensy bit – as a reminder there are still some amazing designers making some AMAZING non-mesh clothing. In honor of the good ‘ole days… the only mesh in today’s outfit is my hair by Elikatira. I additionally need to say my new official favorite Parisian sim is Paris Eiffel — I’ve seen a lot of attempts to make a build feel just like you’re in Paris but none have succeeded so well as this one! This made me wish I had a beret and a bicycle… perhaps I’ll do that real soon! 

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I need to rave about Belleza’s Best Buy June Skin – Ava. This is up for only 400L and it’s just adorable! The face is clean and fresh; just my cup of tea when it comes to being able to throw on some make-up to match an outfit. Picture above IS altered, but it is just as beautiful in world. Probably sticking in this one for just a little bit XD

 

What I’m Wearing:

Skin (-Belleza- Ava Sk BBB 1)Belleza
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Eyes (Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Deep Honey Hazel))
Hair ([e] Only – Golden Browns)Elikatira
Piercing ({Sugar Heart} Mesh Monroe Piercing – Surg. Steel /shadow/)
Jewelry  ([MANDALA]Pearl Rain set season 2/MAPLE BLACK) – Mandala
Tattoo (:[P]:-Soul Ink-Damage)The Plastik.
Eyelashes (*REDGRAVE* Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong) – Redgrave
Sweater (*Linc* Sweaterdress Khaki)Luck inc.
Pants (DeeTaleZ Pants highwaist hotpants black)
Mesh stockings (SLX Outfit: Glover – Fishnets) – Ducknipple
Shoes (Maitreya Gold * Moxie Coal)
Teeth (DeetaleZ Teeth Realistic)
Clutch (VIP – Clutch)

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Now playing: Got To Know – Flux Pavilion

 

Stuff My Inventory Hunts Presents the SECOND Makeup & Tattoo Hunt!!!

Snapshot_with infoHere’s some exciting news for you!!! Stuff My Inventory’s SECOND Makeup && Tattoo Hunt is coming right around the corner! Do you find yourself only buying natural/clean skins because you like switching up your makeup all the time? Do you have commitment issues with tattoos and switch them up daily to meet your mood? No? Maybe it’s just me… BUT I do know that I’m not the only accessory addict/junkie one that goes absolutely nuts over this stuff, so join me this July as some of the best tattoo and makeup artists on the grid team up to bring you a very fun, very artistic hunt!

2nd Makeup & Tattoo Hunt Poster TextureGet all your hints for this hunt either right here on virtualmesl or the official blog: Stuff My Inventory Hunts. The first location is Adore & Abhor and…..yeah…. I’ll probably be waiting here for this one to start.

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Whatever, you’d do it, too.

P.S.! Please join the inworld group for an EXCLUSIVE gift from Koala when the hunt starts!  secondlife:///app/group/2d2601f9-417b-73a0-ce34-3442deae78a6/about

 

What I’m Wearing:

Skin (Glam Affair – Cassiopea – America 02) – Glam Affair
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Eyes (Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Deep Honey Hazel)) – Mayfly
Eyelashes (*REDGRAVE* Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong) – Redgrave
Jewelry ([MANDALA]Pearl Rain set season 2/MAPLE BLACK) – Mandala
Hair ([e] Return – Golden Browns) – Elikatira
Glasses ( Reek – Park Shades) – Reek
Tattoo ([GLUE INK] Pretty Psycho Tattoo (Fresh) 2) – Glue Ink
Eye Makeup (.Pekka. Rocking – Shadow) – Pekka
Tights (=Razorblade Jacket= Grunge Capri w/ Lace DIAMOND BLACK) – Razorblade Jacket
Shoes (DN Mesh HiTops w HUD) – Ducknipple

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Now playing: Moon Trance – Lindsey Stirling

 

 

All dressed up

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Utterly alone-
her desperate laughter floods
the old, crowded bar.

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Playing around with upgrading Danni to a more realistic look – fell in love with Glam Affair skins today while browsing through my flickr. Went to the shop and just died when I saw Cassiopea for the first time! Had to build a whole look around this skin it’s just so cute!

What I’m Wearing:

Skin (Glam Affair – Cassiopea – America 02) – Glam Affair
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Eyes (Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Deep Honey Hazel)) – Mayfly
Eyelashes (*REDGRAVE* Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong) – Redgrave
Jewelry ([MANDALA]Pearl Rain set season 2/MAPLE BLACK) – Mandala
Hair (“”D!va”” Hair “Asami” (Type A)(Citrine)) – “”D!va””
Top ([Aura] Grimm – Corset – S- Rain) – Auxiliary
Jeans ([Aux]Belted Bells  –  Grime) – Auxiliary
Underclothes (?why Lacey Bra Set Gray) – ?why
Shoes (JD – Infra – White) – Just Designs

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Now playing: Just me, a freshly packed bowl and the crickets tonight… 🙂

[Unrequited Love]

Snapshot_055So, today’s photo location totally happened on accident. I put this outfit together this morning and got wrapped up in client photoshoots today, so was worried I wasn’t going to get some blog time! Lo and Behold while scouting for new locations I came across Kids Shopping Central! JUBILEE — I was looking for something simple: a well-designed kid-friendly location to do some family shoots and what I got was an EXTREMELY gorgeous sim! I’m in love, they’re going to have to boot me out… I live under the bridge, now.

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Go ahead, judge me.

Now onto the outfit. I built today’s outfit around a pair of shoes I saw roll up on my flickr yesterday and HAD TO HAVE! JD’s (Just Design) new wedged sandals they released are OMG so amazing! I’m going to go back and buy up every color, I’m wearing these all summer! Absolutely my favorite thing about these shoes, aside from how lovely they are, is JD’s skin perfect system:

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They’ve got a catalog of almost all the major skin lines and the style and tone to boot! I just had to find mine, click apply and 5 seconds later…. they matched PERFECTLY! The following image below is straight outta second life with no manipulation:

Snapshot_056Granted, you can kinda see where shoe meets leg… but only because you’re looking for it. For all intents and purposes this system is FLAWLESS and I’d love to see this catch on with more designers in-world. Five Stars JD! I paired the outfit with some darling high-waist boho shorts from FA Creations and Maitreya’s Athena sweater. Top it off with Truth’s new Light Brown Delta hair and voila! Perfecto!

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What I’m Wearing:

Skin (Portia* natural brown brow sunkissed) ~ al vulo
Brows (My Own) – Not for sale
Shape (My Own) – Not for sale
Sandals (JD – Infra XXS – White)Just Design
Shorts (Boho Shorts M)FA Creations
Top (Maitreya Athena Sweater * M Blue)Maitreya
Jewelry (*League* The Coin Collector Jewellery Set)League
Hair (TRUTH HAIR Delta – LightBrowns05Fade) – Truth
Hair Flower (/artilleri/ Hibi hair flower (nose) *white*) – Artiller

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Now playing:  Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Film Score: Duel Of The Fates by John Williams (Composer) [Yep… it’s just a ‘Star Wars Radio’ kinda day on Pandora!]