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Fantasy Faire Prep Week: Day 1

Looking way better than I feel!

Looking way better than I feel!

 

For the last two years the event that has stolen my heart in Second Life has been Fantasy Faire. The immersive and gorgeous sims each ranging with their own fantasy theme. The exclusive products. The quality designers, events, and activities. Its enough to put stars in ones eyes for the entire eight day span of the Faire.

This time last year I was visiting the faire wondering what it would be like to be one of those many Fantasy Faire designers, and how awesome it would be to take part in such an amazing event. Well, now I’m here doing it and I’m going to share with you the ups and downs, stress and joy, of being a designer in such a huge event.

This week I’m going to do a special event where I’ll be blogging each day right up until the start of the Faire. Keep in mind that the Faire is, for lack of a better phrase, pretty much under NDA until the Early Access Bloggers have their way with it on the 19th. Word has it that the Fantasy Faire sims that are online are sooo secret that they merely have giant pink lawn flamingos in them. IE: They’re not even up and running yet.

So where am I? What am I doing? I am pulling out my hair strand by strand and stressing until I’m blue in the face. As a FF designer, I have deadlines, and I’ve had these deadlines since March. But as some of you may know, inspiration is a fickle thing. In many ways its like a cat. It comes and goes when it pleases, demands to be fed at five am in the morning when you’re dreaming peacefully, and occasionally asks to be let out so that it may run rampant on a blank SL canvas. It can disappear for days at a time and sleep for any amount of God given hours in a day. Or at least, this seems to be how mine works and like a cat, I seem to be most creative in the wee hours of the morning. I’m neglecting to mention the frazzled and disturbing image of myself, eyes blood shot and caffeine hung over after “inspiration” has had its way with me and smoked a cat nip joint.

Here it is, the last week, the final deadline, and I feel as if I’m only now getting started. Of course, this hasn’t been for lack of trying. All procrastination aside, I spent countless wasted hours trying desperately to come up with ideas as for what I wanted to do for the faire. The first thing I managed to come up with was reawakening an old idea and presenting the food trays. Luckily, it seems as if it’ll work.

Item one down. Yet, that never seems like enough. Bringing one item to the faire, even if its technically three versions? NOPE. Not enough. Now we’re back to square one all over again.

So what do you do when you’re out of inspiration and struggling like a mad woman?

You learn something new. What did I decide to learn? Poses. Why? Because I needed to create a holding pose for my trays. Safe to say, that’s been accomplished. …And then some. It occurred to me in the midsts of my pose creation that I should do more.

And more was done. In a grand total of ten hours I have successfully taught myself how to create poses, and Sei tells me I’m not half bad at it. So outside of the many flop poses I made, I now have two sets of five poses ready for the faire along with one three person pose and one couples pose. Though I haven’t decided entirely if those will accompany us to the faire. I’m debating.

The entire ten hours that I put forth into learning poses and doing all the pictures for them was spent without break (excluding getting food) and I Livestreamed the whole event. Its nice though, that through designing for an event like this I have found a new hobby. I Find that I actually quite fancy creating poses. They’re fun, and new!

I think all of that took place yesterday. I was up for 24+ hours, and at that point time just seems to blur together. I was also hyped on three different energy drinks and equivalently brought on the amusing stupid to go with it on the stream.

What’s going on today? My favorite word. Re cooperation. Recovery. Rest. Today’s drink diet consists of WATER and only water as I try and purge my system and rest. Because what happens tomorrow? The same thing that happened yesterday and this will most likely be my pattern right up until the Faire.

This is how I design.

Welcome to Fantasy Faire Prep week.

Poses so far:

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Miqo'te inspired Poses

Miqo’te inspired Poses

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Magical poses for magical stuff!

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Coming Soon, Events, New Releases

 

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❥ Go Vintage

Get Inked 8.1

Get vintage!

Go vintage. Go vintage. Go vintage. My mind has been screaming it all week! Okay okay, Brain, I hear you. I cave, I cave. So I did. I went vintage. Meaning, I’m not wearing any mesh in this picture. I took vintage to a new Second Life level.

I’m pretty much a dinosaur in SL these days. I’ve been hanging around the Linden world since 2005. You know what that means? Scary enough, I predate not only Windlight, but sculpts. That’s right. We didn’t even have sculpts. These were the days where SL went down for maintenance every Tuesday instead of just rolling restarts. Pleasant eh? Yeah. We’ve come a long way, baby.

I love mesh. It adds that smoothness I’ve always craved in Second Life. But, I’ll admit, I have a love hate relationship with it. It doesn’t always fit, creators don’t always rig it properly, and well, deformers can be a down right pain. Some days it actually leaves me missing the days when the best you could buy were sculpts. Sculpts which you could edit prim by prim to fit exactly how you wanted, or better yet, mod into something even better. Mesh has a lot of potential, but some days it hinders us too.

So I took a step back. I wanted to dive back into some oldies and make a stunningly cute look that wasn’t mesh for todays fashion gurus. The amusing part? I haven’t been this satisfied with an outfit in a long while.

The bulk of this outfit comes from Mon Tissu. Its part of their older line and I’ve always loved their flirty (yet classy) lace and preppy looks. Unfortunately, a lot of their mesh has never quite fit me right. Regardless, I adore both the new and the old products.

Accessorize me, baby. You’ve heard me say it time and time again. Accessories are your best friends! Just, don’t over do it. My favorites are usually a necklace, earrings, glasses, and some sort of cute clutch, purse, or backpack. Necklaces (especially the long ones), can really pull an outfit together some times. If you’re feeling bare, try adding one with a cute pendant or printed charm. Gold, silver, brass, it doesn’t matter, if it matches the outfit, its going to look good.

Accessorize me, Baby! Accessories from Mon Tissu & Love Soul.

Accessorize me, Baby! Accessories from Mon Tissu & Love Soul.

If you’re having trouble finding those oh-so-perfect lenses, then its time you take a trip over to K_gs. They have so many unique and cute styles, both for men and women. You really can’t go wrong there. My favorite pair happens to be a sculpted pair I’ve had for the better portion of a year now. They’re called Rasa, and they really rock my world. Color change lenses and frames, both nose and forehead positions for your glasses, I mean you really can’t go wrong. And if you want to look really cute and sassy, edge them down your nose a bit and give them a little tilt. It’ll look like you’re peering over the brim of them often.

And without further a due, that wraps up this blog post!

Hope everyone is well! Are you looking forward to Fantasy Faire?

I know I am…

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Clothing:

❥ Mon Tissu: Older (Vintage) Line (Shirt, Skirt, Necklace, & Purse)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72344

❥ G-Field “Will” Boots, Ivory

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/YABU/155/130/24

"Will" Boots from G-Field

“Will” Boots from G-Field

Body:

❥ Eyes: Dead Apples

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/28/39/902

❥ Eye Lashes: Gaeline Cosmetics: Fantasia Mesh Eyelashes

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Gaeline-Cosmetics-Fantasia-Mesh-Eyelashes-just-sublimate-your-eyes/3376232

❥ Face Stripes c( Two Cats ) Miqo’te Stripes (Not for Sale)

❥ Lip Gloss & Eye Liner: Izzies!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/40543

❥ Skin: Ingkeu’s Custom Modification (Not For Sale)

❥ Hair: Ingkeu’s Custom
(Mix of two Wasabi Pills hair and one Magika hair)

Accessories:

❥ K_gs –  Rasa – Kumaki – Sunglasses – Glasses – Goggles

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immidae/63/68/27

❥ c( Two Cats ) Northern Collar

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Tail: {Lemon Tea} Somali Tail

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mutation-Industries-Neko-Cat-Person-Parts-White/999484

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❥ Springing into Action!

Its time to get your Spring on!

Its time to get your Spring on!

Jade of Jadezilla caught me today for a nice little chat.   I’ve really been overworking myself lately and it shows now that I woke up this morning sick as a dog.  It was amusing, and thanks to Jade I think I’ve now realized that I don’t really understand what the word “rest” really means.  That’s what you do when you’re sick right?  You lay down before you hurt yourself, and sleep it off?

I’m a workaholic of the worst type when it comes to Second Life.  Sure I procrastinate like anyone else for given periods of time, but when I get into that work mind set, it rapes me like a drunken party victim and hangs me out to dry for the next few days.  I lose sleep, work for ungodly amounts of hours, and I just don’t stop until I’ve run myself down so much that I’m forced to.  See, I’m sick, and I’m still sitting here blogging.

When I was a little girl I was the same way. Sometimes my Parents would literally have to pry the homework out of my cold sick little fingers just so that I would be forced to rest.   Unfortunately my Hubby may do the same thing to me tonight when he gets home.  Or maybe that’s fortunate?

Regardless, sick, not sick, busy, not busy, here I am blogging and its almost APRIL!  Can you believe that? Where did February and March go?  I swear I blinked and then they disappeared.  Despite it not getting warmer where I’m living, I’ve had a distinct craving for spring, flirty, pastel colored clothing.  For two weeks now I’ve been itching to get that ‘just right’ early spring outfit, and my God, I may have finally accomplished it!

WITH PINK!  …Big surprise right?  Yeah, yeah, I know.  I’m a glutton for it.  Pink this, pink that, pink pink pink, everywhere pink. /straightface.  What? I like pink.

Get your spring on!

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I’ve had this adorable little crochet sweater from Monso for ages now and haven’t found the right opportunity to flaunt it yet.  Spring, however, has completely fixed that for me.  It was perfect, like the star shining bright in my inventory I knew the season had come into play for it just perfectly.

But what in the heck do you wear under it? O.o

Springing into April_009

I admit, I’ve never rocked crochet before.  So, this bit was a little challenge for me.  For those of you who haven’t worn items like this let me suggest a few things.   Keep it flirty.  Show a bit of skin.  It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to wear something long sleeved with something long sleeved.   Find a cute tube top, tank top, navel showing sweater… Something adorable like that.  Then if its colored crochet, keep the coloring simple.  Go with white or black, or a color that nicely compliments the tone your wearing.  Also, quarter length sleeves tends to match really well with a crochet style like the one I’m wearing.  It helps show off your wrists, which in my opinion is a very sensual part of the female figure.  Most women have dainty, sensitive wrists, which men over centuries have found appealing. In real life, this is also an area that’s used frequently to apply perfume, a cute little snippet you can use for RP when flaunting an outfit like this.

Its quickly becoming a stocking free society so shave those legs ladies!  Haven’t you missed the feeling of fresh air on smooth legs?  Air out those short shorts and cute skirts, pairing them with a nice set of heels can be the perfect ensemble for spring!~  This time around I went an alternate route for shoes.  Two things I can’t live without in Second Life are my Slink feet and hands.  Seriously, since I bought them I have not been able to stand returning to the SL default feet and hands.   I found recently that Slink retails certain pairs of shoes and sandals for the feet.  Before this I only wore their flat feet.  I’ll be honest, tip-toe feet in second life really kind of irk me.  When I see them, they make me wince, because all I can do is imagine walking on the balls of my feet barefoot all the time and how much it would hurt!  So up until recently I’ve tried to avoid them like the plague.   That is, until I found out that some of the mesh high heels from Slink were actually paired to fit these feet!

Springing into April_008

Another pet peeve of mine is the way SL textured feet look in high heels, so the opportunity to slip my slink feet on and plunge them into a pair of sexy platforms… well, I was all over it like a herd of walkers on Lori. (Walking Dead reference).  So finally, there was some rationalization for picking up tip-toe feet outside of JUST photography.  I was actually kinda stoked about that!

That wraps up this round!

Clothing:

❥ [monso] My Crochet Sweater – Pink

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Isle/114/114/1452

❥DeeTaleZ Tops sheer open back – black

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DeeTaleZ/131/114/35

❥ %.:EC:. Box Fiona Kit1 (skirt only)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/EC-Box-Fiona-Kit1/4564117

❥Slink Fabric Platforms Black

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saruma/61/130/86

Body:

❥ Eyes: Dead Apples

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/28/39/902

❥ Eye Lashes: Gaeline Cosmetics: Fantasia Mesh Eyelashes

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Gaeline-Cosmetics-Fantasia-Mesh-Eyelashes-just-sublimate-your-eyes/3376232

❥ Face Stripes c( Two Cats ) Miqo’te Stripes (Not for Sale)

❥ Lip Gloss & Eye Liner: Izzies!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/40543

❥ Skin: Ingkeu’s Custom Modification (Not For Sale)

❥ Hair: Exile – Fusions Pack

Accessories:

❥ Oversized Sunglasses by Izzies

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Izzies-Oversized-Sunglasses-mesh/3468155

sunglasses

❥ Neko Tail: {Lemon Tea} Somali Tail

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mutation-Industries-Neko-Cat-Person-Parts-White/999484

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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

❥ That Dreaded To Do List

Ivalice Prefect

< Insert ridiculously long and obnoxious yawn here. >

It would quickly be followed by the massaging feeling of my fingers gently kneeding at the back of my neck and the absurdly blank gaze staring into the white abyss that was the start of this blog post. C’mon, caffeine. Kick in.  I know your Crystal Light (read: Crystal Crack) Energy delicious and citrusness can do it!

I really appreciate the attention everyone has been lending this blog.  When I started it, I wasn’t really sure what was going to happen.  I went at it, trying to revitalize the blogging community.  My goal was to put the meat back into blog posts.  I know myself, and several others, have expressed annoyance at bloggers who consider their entire blog post a list of what they’re wearing and an edited picture to go with it.  When it boils down to it, to each their own.  But to me, that’s not what blogging is about.

As a blogger, its your responsibility to entertain and inform.  A picture and a list doesn’t accomplish this.  Adding just a little bit of provided information on why you chose something, what inspired you, and even occasionally a real life experience can really add a splash of color to your blogging pallet, if you catch my drift.

And what goes along with this better than anything? Quality over quantity. Blogging shouldn’t be about trying to impress designers and blog ALL THE THINGS at once.  It shouldn’t be about trying to get free things from designers either.  If you want to blog, you should be prepared to do it out of your own pocket.  Which is why I’m taking a small step back.

The biggest thing I care about when it comes to blogging is the quality of my posts.  The meat, the outfit, the style.  I want it all to mean something, to be worthwhile.   If designers were to offer me free things in order to get me to blog it I’d probably turn them down.  I want to support them, and their products.  If I like them, I’ll be buying them. If I adore them, they’ll be blogged.

However, right now, I’m not sure my SL wallet can handle frequent blog posts.  So I’m slowing down.  I have a lot on my plate right now. In fact, I feel as if I have a landslide of things to do and in true Ingkeu fashion, I’ve managed to overwhelm myself all over again.

Its why I’m writing this post.  A LOT of you keep up with me on flickr, and you’ve seen some of what I’ve been doing.  Did you know that in one 32 hour period I designed an entire sim from the ground up without any sleep? Yeah, that was the start of the Saruma Academy sim, I’ve been working on it hard core ever since.  Still, even through all the hard work there is a LOT of work to be done.  I still have to do the following:

  • a.) Make applications for students and visitors.
  • b.) Work with Sei to configure the “Sorting Hat” item. ( Won’t actually be a hat, but will function like one. )
  • c.) Write the rules for the sim.
  • d.) Write the lore and back story for the sim.
  • e.) Finish setting up the dorms.
  • f.) Finish figuring out what to do with empty space and prim management.
  • g.) Find Prefects for the remaining houses.
  • h.) Find people willing to teach classes.
  • i.) Find people who want to role play as teachers.

April also marks the start of the Fantasy Faire, which Sei and I (from c( Two Cats ) & {Lemon Tea}) have been accepted and will have our own set up there.  As a designer, its my first big event and OH MAN what an event to start with.  I am so flattered that c( Two Cats ) is going to be a part of Fantasy Faire, but I’ve also barely been able to begin on my special products for it.  This is something I need to start working on.  Over the next few weeks I’m probably going to be dedicated to this project until I have something I can bring to the faire and be proud of.  Until then, everything else is being put on hold or is only being worked on in the background.  For those of you who are excited about Saruma Academy, I understand, and I apologize for the wait.  I can promise you though, that it will be worth it.

Last but not least, my Husband and I are at that point in finances where I need to start working again as a designer in Second Life for real life funds.  My store takes priority over everything at this point.  If you want to help me out, or help me bridge over into other projects, the most you can do is purchase my products. I will not accept donations, so please, do not ask to donate. I’m a hard working person and I would rather my hard work pay off then someone handing me what I haven’t earned.

At this point, this is where my real life and my Second Life stand.  Both are in need of a little attention, so I do apologize if my blog posts slow down a touch.  Just please note that I am not stopping by any chance.  It just so happened that when I started blogging I found a new hobby, one I didn’t think I’d love as much as I do.  So have no fear. I’m not going any where.  Its just time for a nice little business break. :3

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

❥ Stealing the Prince

"Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing. "

“Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn’t lurk in doorways. It’s rude. One might question your upbringing. ” -Ursala

This week’s Disney challenge came as no challenge to me! I must admit this outfit came together like a sea breeze!  I’m liking this theme so far, doing the villains that is, and I think I’m going to try and do that for all the weeks to come.  Which means, I may be blogging twice if I like more than one character from the movie in question.

EDIT:  Apparently I won’t really be taking part in the actual challenge as it’s supposed to be specific characters from specific themes.  So my posts will not be going in their groups any longer.   I will, however, keep the theme going and an eye on there challenge.  I just won’t be participating the way they intended. =3

Ursala from this week's Little Mermaid challenge.

Ursala from this week’s Little Mermaid challenge.

Last winter Sei and I visited the Frost event, and ~Sassy!~ at the time had released the adorable little dress I’m wearing in several colors.  I instantly fell in love with them, and today I finally went through with it and picked up their fat pack.  I kept asking myself what occasions would I actually need a little fancy dress for?  Well, after wishing I had them once or twice before today for certain events, I realized that there are several occasions I may want them for.  So why not have them in an abundance of colors?! With the school sim opening soon as well I thought they may be adorable for spring flings and dances that we may host.  Regardless, they’re an excellent buy, and the textures on them are to die for!

As always, Izzie Button continues to win me over for stockings and tights.  You would not believe how picky I am about them.  If they don’t have the right level of realistic sheerness… I just won’t even bother.  Just when I was loosing all hope, I found Izzie’s shop and wound up purchasing ALL of her stockings and tight packs. The price is so low its ridiculous.  I admit I would have paid a lot more for all of them, but it really does add to their appeal.

Shoes. Shoes. SHOES!  What girl can ever have enough shoes?  So many different outfits for so many different occasions and sometimes its the shoes that can really pull it together, or give that outfit that extra amount of needed color.  With Ursala’s purple and black coloring I knew just wearing black wouldn’t quite pull her off like I wanted to.  Diving into my G-Field shoes folder I found one of my favorite pairs of heels.

Shoes. OMG! Shoes.

Shoes. OMG! Shoes.

These are so cute because of the two options they have.  You can wear them plain, OR you can wear them with the little flower visible too.

Lets get some shoes.

Lets get some shoes.

Last but not least two things were missing.  I really needed to bring out my lips and make them pop with some of Ursala’s signature ruby color.  This little adventure took me to The Sugar Garden where I settled on a nice little red color that really started to pull off the outfit for me.

That left only one thing behind.  I remembered in the movie the necklace she wore, and while I didn’t want to wear that exact one, I still wanted something beach themed.  Luckily Severed Garden had just what I needed.  I picked up an entire outfit just to get it, telling myself secretly that I’d one day find a reason to blog it too, and thus, my villain fairy tale had finally come together!

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❥ Stealing the Prince

Clothing:

❥ ~Sassy!~ Anastasia dress (black)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sassy/71/111/34

❥Izzie’s – fishnets

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Izzies-Patterned-Tights-II/2519651

❥ G-Field Flower Pumps “Eve” -purple- 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/YABU/155/130/24

Body:

❥”tSg” Light Red Lipstick

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Emporium/82/36/417

❥ Eyes: Dead Apples

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/28/39/902

❥ Eye Lashes: Gaeline Cosmetics: Fantasia Mesh Eyelashes

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Gaeline-Cosmetics-Fantasia-Mesh-Eyelashes-just-sublimate-your-eyes/3376232

❥ Face Stripes c( Two Cats ) Miqo’te Stripes (Not for Sale)

❥ Lip Gloss & Eye Liner: Izzies!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/40543

❥ Skin: Ingkeu’s Custom Modification (Not For Sale)

❥ Hair: Exile – Fusions Pack

Accessories:

❥ .:.*{ S.G }*.:. Necklace “Bia”

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vibrant/198/221/21

❥ Neko Tail: {Lemon Tea} Somali Tail

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mutation-Industries-Neko-Cat-Person-Parts-White/999484

Blogging Event Details:

http://styleminions.com/?p=1061

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❥ Sail Under Me

"Death is the only adventure you have left! " - Captain Hook

“Death is the only adventure you have left! ” – Captain Hook

You may not believe me when I say that blogging in Second Life has been really slow lately. I mean, how could that be possible right? With all the amazing events that has happened this month how could there not be something to blog?!

I guess it starts with the fact that I can be insanely picky about what I blog. So much so, that if I don’t find anything that really REALLY tickles my fancy, I won’t blog it. What this boils down to is the fact that I may not have as many blog posts as others. However, I will say that what I try to blog is of top notch quality.

That’s why I dug back in to some oldies for this week’s blogger challenge. I’ve always wanted to do a challenge, and when I saw the SL DisneyBound Challenge, I couldn’t help but start on it. Luckily I caught week one quite literally just in time. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the 25 Disney related themes coming up.

This week it’s Peter Pan. I had to think about this one a little bit. I’m not a Peter, definitely not a Wendy either. The boys could have been done paired with some of the Wild Things items from the Arcade… but that wasn’t really my cup of tea.

Sailing on the high seas with a hook in one hand, while strangling my favorite henchman in the other? Yeah. I could get used to this. Now where is that meddling Pan…? >.>

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❥ Sail Under Me

Ahhhh Alvilda. You are so many many years old and yet you are still timeless in my wardrobe. This fancy smancy pirate look comes to the age old shop of Husky GFX. I’ve honestly had it for years, but it always seems to turn up just in time for me to save it from moth balls and wear it all over again.

For this occasion it seemed like the perfect outfit to inspire one’s “Hook.” Its extremely versitle, in the sense that the jacket over lay can be worn seperate from the bottom black lace tanktop. Even better the tank top can be worn as a dress when paired with the black mini skirt it comes with. All in all I adore this outfit no matter what year, day, or season I’m in.

Since it doesn’t come with long pants I tossed on my favorite pair of black rustic pants from Ru-Designs (Thrax). It felt like it pulled everything together. I know it’s not pictured, but I would love to say that my favorite pair of G-Field long cuff boots in black with red soles works PERFECTLY with this outfit. I would have gotten a picture of them, but the sim I was taking pictures in went down for a restart and has not returned from offline.

Avast ye swabs!
Clothing:

❥ !! DragansVarg !! Alvilda (AKA: Husky GFX!!)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DragansVarg-Alvilda/523804

❥ **[RD] Thrax – Female (Fulloutfit)**

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/RD-Thrax-Female-Fulloutfit/2452146
Body:

❥ Eyes: Dead Apples

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/28/39/902

❥ Eye Lashes: Gaeline Cosmetics: Fantasia Mesh Eyelashes

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Gaeline-Cosmetics-Fantasia-Mesh-Eyelashes-just-sublimate-your-eyes/3376232

❥ Face Stripes c( Two Cats ) Miqo’te Stripes (Not for Sale)

❥ Lip Gloss & Eye Liner: Izzies!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/40543

❥ Skin: Ingkeu’s Custom Modification (Not For Sale)

❥ Hair: Exile – Fusions Pack

Accessories:

❥ Neko Tail: {Lemon Tea} Somali Tail

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mutation-Industries-Neko-Cat-Person-Parts-White/999484

Blogging Event Details:

http://styleminions.com/?p=1061

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Costume, Fashion, Gorean, Shopping

 

❥ School Days

Get your School Girl on!

Get your School Girl on!

Some days, when it rains or I’m feeling ill, I’ll shut myself in for the day and just curl up with lots of comfy pillows and blankets and veg out to some guilty pleasure school anime.  Welcome to the Otaku Heaven post to end all Ink blog posts.

One of my favorite things in Second Life since last year has been the introduction of mesh school girl outfits from Edelweiss. Especially their winter collection! If you follow my flickr, you’ve no doubt caught me shamelessly sporting my school coat and muffler on countless occasions  But alas, the time of flower blooming and allergies is just around the corner! Now that its time to shed those winter coats what options to school girls have?

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❥ School Days

Thanks to Edelweiss you’ve got LOTS to work with. This Spring I decided to go with their Sailor School Girl line because, wow, the options for it seem to be ENDLESS. Originally this is the only school girl outfit that hadn’t caught my eye when it released.

I must have been insane. Either that or very very naive to all the features it boasts. Most likely the latter. Any way, the initial outfit boasts a armload of colors for the shopper to choose from. In this case, pink once more because it has been my favorite color ever since December.

Here’s what the original Sailor School Girl outfit comes with:

*Edelweiss* School-Line Sailor Body (Summer/Summer Simple/Spring)
*Edelweiss* School-Line Sailor Collar (in White and your chosen color)
*Edelweiss* School-Line Sailor Dickey (for the not so low cut tops)
*Edelweiss* School-Line Sailor Knot (For tying your tie!)

You will have to purchase the skirts separately at Edelweiss, but the good news about that is that the skirts are inter-changeable with -any- of their School Girl Mesh outfits. So if you purchased them for the winter line, you’re already set.

Now the thing that I find so amazing about this set is all the add-ons. Currently I own a Blazer and a Cardigan for this set for colder days. Both of which I am featuring. The Blazer was used in the initial cover photo for this blog and the Cardigan was used in the winter pic to display all of the options for this amazing set. Beyond that Edelweiss also boasts an amazing assortment of ties and bows for you to wear! They come in multiple colors as well.

Winter, Spring, and Summer options for the Edelweiss Sailor Uniform.

Winter, Spring, and Summer options for the Edelweiss Sailor Uniform.

Outside of Edelweiss the clothing in this post is very simple. There is, however, one item I wanted to touch on. The shoes I’m wearing are from Monso, from the gatcha that I mentioned in the St. Patrick’s day post. They are my favorite pair of shoes EVER. You have no idea how hard it is for me not to blog them in every blog post I create! Yet, I saved them specially for this post because they work so perfectly with my Uniforms.

Sheep Flats from Monso in pink.

Sheep Flats from Monso in pink.

I don’t know if any of you have worn School Uniforms in real life, but one of the key things I found when wearing mine was the lack of customization. Personally, these days I’m grateful for it because it forced me to get very creative with my accessories. As such, these shoes really feel like they tie a special part of that into Second Life.

Well, that’s all for this go around! Hope everyone’s doing well! Don’t let the allergies get you too badly! Spring is just around the corner. =P

Clothing:

❥ *Edelweiss* School-Line Sailor Outfits
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/81/36/21

❥ [monso] My Fancy Flat Shoes – Sheep (Pink) {Gatcha!}

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Isle/114/114/1452
Body:

❥ Eyes: Dead Apples

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/28/39/902

❥ Eye Lashes: Gaeline Cosmetics: Fantasia Mesh Eyelashes
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Gaeline-Cosmetics-Fantasia-Mesh-Eyelashes-just-sublimate-your-eyes/3376232

❥ Face Stripes c( Two Cats ) Miqo’te Stripes (Not for Sale)

❥ Lip Gloss & Eye Liner: Izzies!
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/40543

❥ Skin: Ingkeu’s Custom Modification (Not For Sale)

❥ Hair: Ingkeu’s Custom
(Mix of two Wasabi Pills hair and one Magika hair)
Accessories:

❥ {Lemon Tea} – Big Wireframe Glasses (White)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ c( Two Cats ) Neko Bell Bow Collar
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Tail: {Lemon Tea} Somali Tail
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mutation-Industries-Neko-Cat-Person-Parts-White/999484

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Costume, Fashion, Shopping

 

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