Bling Bling

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Bling Bling

A very quick post before the New Year’s Eve. This year, like 90% of the past years for 15 years, I will celebrate the New Year with my best friends. For the occasion, we like to give a theme and for this time, it is “Bling Bling”. You can imagine how it made me laugh as i immediately thought about being a blingtard.

Bling Bling 2

In SL, the Vodka sequined Kyoot dress for Fifty Linden Friday Friday arrives right on time. In RL, I’ll go for less bling… I’ll cheat, just a bit of bling in the make-up will do it. About make-up, I’ve decided to go for a much more festive skin with the group gift from Glam Affair and I’ve added the FLF tatoo layer from L.Fauna which shows glitter. The picture below is not postprocess, only cropped so you can judge about the quality of the skin and make-up.

Bling Bling Portrait

I hope you’ll have a lot of fun tonight, celebrate with friends and family. Be nice, don’t drink too much (in other words, don’t be as silly as me…).

Credits:

Skin: –Glam Affair – Jadis MedTan – Gold A
Make-up: L.Fauna Makeup [Countdown] (Tan)
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: Exile Claire/cinnamon
Dress: Kyoot – Vodka Mini Dress
Tights: Maitreya Allure Stockings – Black
Jewels: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Opus
Bag: MIEL GLITTER BAG
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Moxie Snow
Poses: Perfection is Style

Bye bye,

Tana

Best of 2010

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Best of 2010

As we are narrowing the end of 2010, time has come to look backwards at what was achieved during this last year. I have started the blog only in May, since then I have written 149 posts, this one being the 150th. That is 150 different outfits, made of skins, hair, shoes, clothes, accessories coming from so many fabulous designers. Among all those items, I have picked some of my favorite to present you this look as a review of what I liked best in 2010.

Best of 2010 Close-up

I would love to see which items you liked best from your blog aswell. So, feel free to work on the same idea and please post a link to your blog as a comment here to let me and others who might be interested know what you’ve done.

Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK RoseLips by Hart Larsson. I actualy had a hard time choosing the skin, not that i had a doubt it would be a PXL but because I couldn’t decide between Candy, Dafne and Kasumi, three skins i love for different reasons. I’ve finaly picked Kasumi as i haven’t removed it since its release in November, for the skin whore i usualy am, this is a record!

Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1] by Launa Fauna. Simply the best eyes i’ve been giving to try. I have been testing many others but I always come back to these. The reflection, the size, the color, it has all what I am looking for.

Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Glamour + prim eyelashes from the skin packs by Ryker Beck. The ones I never remove, easy to fit, rather realistic, the nightmare of eyelashes made easy.

Hair: Exile Serana/auburn by Kavar Cleanslate. I could have picked a lot of different styles from different brands, all styles i wear of a frequent basis but I’ve picked Serana as I’ve used this style in some of the posts I prefer. It has a sexy movement perfect for photography.

Top: Maitreya Bodysuit de la Ruche – Golden by Onyx LeShelle. I could have chosen shoes, hair or jackets but i went for this bodysuit. I have it in several colors and it is a great basic for lingerie or top. A piece of clothing I am using a lot.

Shorts: *Fishy Strawberry* Billy Denim Shorts – Garage by Fae Eriksen. I’ve been wearing those shorts in several posts. Casual and sexy without showing too much they have the perfect length for me.

Tights: Maitreya Allure Stockings – Neutral03 bye Onyx LeShelle. I cannot count the number of posts where i have used those tights. This color or another one.

Gloves: gants moi by Yung Back. One of my oldest and trustworthy friend here. The only girl i will ever call “Mamour”. I don’t think the gloves are for sale, sorry.

Belt: Nyte’N’Day – Ginger Belt – Burnt/Black Studs by Nyte Caligari. A timeless hand-crafted studded casual leather belt you can wear with skirts, pants, anything.

Earrings: p.c; Organic Hoops by Cora Lu. This fall, Paper Couture has once again spoiled us with a fabulous collection, full of fantasy and originality. These Organic Hoops are fun very large earrings, so large it is one of the rare pair you can wear under long hair and still see them!

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Bambu – necklace – natura by AvaGardner Kungler. An elegant with a vintage touch necklace which should compliment many cleavages.

Bracelet: ::je::suis::africain::bracelet by Julia Merosi. The africain set is an ethnic jewelry ensemble you can customize with myriads of possibilities as you can color its beads and other parts to match about any outfit you might wear.

Sunglasses: [Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY by Gospel Voom. Great shoes, great sunglasses with perfect sculpties and the respray technology allowing you to get several colors of a small price in addition to the basic price.

Bag: (Milk Motion) My leopard bag by Marie Lauridsen. I got this bag at one of the Fifty Linden Friday’s. You may like or hate this kind of events but some of the designers are offering us real gems.

Boots: {mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Chestnut by Elie Spot. I love boots, I cannot resist them! I have way too many already but I will still have to purchase the last ones. Though these boots from mon tissu have rapidly reached the top of my list. The sculpts and textures are perfect and they are not loaded with plenty of scripts and prims that cause you to lag so much you cannot teleport anymore. If you have to choose for one pair of casual yet elegant boots, these are the ones!

Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel. I’ve used those poses a lot lately as they have some movement without deforming the body too much.

Location: SaliMar. I’ve taken several pictures there last summer. It is a lovely mediterranean village with art exhibitions and a touch of fantasy. A perfect place to discover alone or with that speical someone.

Last but not least and not on the pictures but you just have to have a look at my previous posts: Mayle Oh from The Secret Store! She has rapidly become one of my best friends here. Always supportive, always positive. She has a great sense of styling and her creations are what i am looking the most forward for 2011!

Bye bye,

Tana

The Secret Store has moved!

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Plastic Lips

A very quick post to let you know The Secret Store has moved to Cheesecake. The old store is closing tomorrow so update your landmarks!

Plastic Lips 2

For the occasion, I am wearing one of the last releases, a dress created for the Pop Art Modavia event. I had already shown you another outfit in a previous post. I don’t know if the Modavia event is still up but all the creations can be found at the new Secret Store location. Pssst, by the way, there are several not to be missed bargains under the tree, so, don’t hesitate, TP to The Secret Store!

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi NAT CherryLips
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi NAT Gold Eyes
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Dramatic
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: booN LAE656 hair chestnut
Hair Base: booN gathered raised hairbase chestnut
Dress: The Secret Store – Plastic Lips
Shawl: *Fishy Strawberry* Eos Christmas Fur Shawl
Jewels: p.c; Cheetah’s Pride Necklace
Shoes: p.c; Suede Platform Pumps – Blue
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Cherry Christmas!

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Cherry Christmas

For the 52 Weeks of color challenge i’ve chosen to use some touches of cherry rather than go for a full outfit. As tomorrow is Christmas Eve, i wanted something a bit festive and here it is.

Cherry Christmas 2

The basis for the look is a dress from Mon Tissu with an adorable cherry bow. I had picked up the House of fox tights sooner this week at Euphoria thinking they would be useful and indeed, it is perfect with the dress. For the fun and to change from usual, this look is more kawaii, a bit too young for me but I’ve found it so cute I still decided to blog it. To make it more festive and luxurious, i am wearing the fur bolero from the Leezu Mina dress, an old but still gorgeous release.

Cherry Christmas Portrait

I also went for blonde for more contrast and the honeycomb color from Lamb is one my favorite from this brand. To conclude, the hair corsage from Bliensen + MaiTai adds a final festive touch.

Cherry Christmas !

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi NAT CoffeLips
Eyes Make-ups: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Smokey Shadows – Magenta
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Glamour
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: !lamb. Clover – Honeycomb (no longer available, exclusivity for One Eleven)
Hair Corsage: Bliensen + MaiTai – Midnight – Hair Corsage
Dress: {mon tissu} Party Dress – Beaded
Bolero and gloves: [LeeZu!] Mina Dress (part of)
Tights: //Color.Me.H.O.F [RichGirlLeggins[Pink]
Shoes and socks: Maitreya Gold * Moxie Violets
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Princess from the Steppes

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Jade in the Snow 2

As you can see, I couldn’t resist the new releases from LeLutka which are pristinely made as always with terrific textures and prims. This week collection has a military note to it but I rather worked on a princess from the steppes look, inspired by the fur, a perfect occasion to use the ** Dunes ** Jade shape and the for PXL Kasumi skin, well, not that I really need an excuse to use my favorite skin.

Jade in the Snow Portrait

Two weeks ago, Exodi has released make-ups, eyelashes and moles on the tattoo layers. They are working with any skins. I am wearing here the glamour eyelashes and left upper lip beauty mark. With the new ability to add up to 6 layers, it is very easy now to personalize your favorite skin to have a more unique look.

Jade in the Snow

For the pictures, I paid a visit to the Oubliettes sim which has a wonderful winter theme, with a fantasy touch.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi NAT CoffeLips
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi NAT Cat Eyes
Shape: ** Dunes ** Jade Shape
Beauty-Mark: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Beauty Marks – Left Upper Lip
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Glamour
Eyes: :: Exodi :: Tetra Eyes – Naturals (Willow)(Sm/V)
Sweater: The Secret Store – Ribbon Sweater – White
Dress: [LeLutka]-FOXTROT dress/coffee
Hat: [LeLutka]-ANZHELINA hat/warm
Bolero: [LeLutka]-IRINUSHKA bolero/warm
Tights: Maria Tights (Underpants Layer) /beige by [LeeZu!]
Boots: {mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Dark Brown
Poses: Glitterati
Location: Oubliettes ~ Winter’s Kiss Comes to Warm Chilled Hearts

Bye bye,
Tana

Yellow Pop Art

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Yellow Pop Art

When I saw this week’s 52 Weeks of color challenge was yellow, I considered skipping it as it is a color that doesn’t find much place in my inventory. Fortunately, the Modavia Pop Art show convinced me to still give it a try; mainly, once again, Maylee Oh’s creations for The Secret Store. Maylee was inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the most famous Pop Art Artist well known for his comics and popular advertising like work. If you take a closer look at the Crazy Banana cloak, you’ll see small gray circles which recalls the printing of Lichtenstein’s work. And by the way, for the background, i’ve chosen another famous Pop Art Artist: Andy Wharhol.

Yellow Pop Art Close-up

There are a lot of other wonderful creations at the event, some you can easily wear, some more Haute Couture. You can check more of Maylee’s designs on The Secret Store blog if you really need a final reason to TP there to acquire her wonderful work. My personal favorite is the blue dress but as the challenge was about yellow, this coat and the boots included in the outfit were just perfect. Note that you can get the whole outfit at the Modavia Pop Art show or separates at The Secret Store. The boots are so cute you cannot miss them!

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi NAT PinkLips
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Cat Eyes
Hair: Exile Audrey/cinnamon
Coat: The Secret Store – Crazy Banana
Sunglasses: [Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY
Bracelet: .+*AA*+.ball braceret *light gold
Earrings: {*Aglaia*} VC – Florence
Bag: ::: B@R ::: Gefion Yellow
Boots: The Secret Store – Crazy Banana
Poses: Long Awkward Pose

Bye bye,
Tana

Ribbon Sweater

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Maylee's Choice 2

Just a few words to tell you about my new addiction: The Secret Store and the awesome clothing you can find there. I am wearing here the latest Sweater in White. The ribbon which decorates it is adorable and the textures effect on the sculpty gives it a mohair warm and comfortable look. For only 150 L$, you have to get one!

Maylee's Choice

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK RoseLips
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: Exile Nyx/cinnamon
Sweater: The Secret Store – Ribbon Sweater – White
Jacket: (TokiD) toggle jacket (grandpa)
Scarf: *League* Vintage Scarf -Sangria
Short: (Milk Motion) My leather shorts at The Dressing Room Blue
Tights: The Secret Store – October Bloom
Bag: (Celestial Studios) Hobo Bag – Burgundy Suede
Poses: Adorkable
Reel Expression *Luth*

Bye bye,
Tana

Sepia

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once again I am completing the 52 Weeks of color challenge, just before the deadline.

Sepia

The worse is I have this outfit ready since Sunday. Sepia seemed kind of easy for me. It is a color used as a filter when you want to add a touch of nostalgy to your pictures. The corelation between old pictures and Donna Flora seemed quite logical. Once there, my problem was not to find an outfit which would suit the challenge but rather to find the one i liked best between all the fabulous creations. I’ve finally opted for this dress which seems quite simple yet elegant and light. Though made of sculpties, the prims are ingenoiously doubled with a sheer textures giving a feeling of a very soft and light silk floating around you. I’ve been wearing this dress a lot this last week and never ceased to be amazed at the quality of the skirt.

Sepia2

For the hair, i’ve been choosing one of the new style from Exile, Nyx, which has a lot of movement to contrast with the simplicity of the dress. I am still in love with my new umbrella and am using it to add a bit of color, matching the gloves and the ankle wraps.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK RoseGoldLips
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Hair: Exile Nyx/cinnamon
Dress: Donna Flora MANUELA bronze
Gloves: [LeeZu!] LBD Nif Nif gloves /lila
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Brown
Umbrella: ++NODe++umbrella_v2_NO5
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Umbrella is the Trend!

It’s all Maylee’s fault!

Silver Snowflake Umbrella

Some times ago, I saw an awesome picture from Maylee’s Oh on Flickr. She was teasing us with a new release of The Secret Store for the Happy Holidays hunt. Being the asshole i can be, I immediately bugged her, saying she was mean to tease us with such a great picture, that it was not humanly possible to wait for several days until the 10th December and the start of the hunt and so on. She was also wearing the fabulous coat when i TPed over to her shop, looking for something else, so i’ve threatened her to drool all over her coat for teasing us with it. That’s when she made me feel bad for bugging her for the fun as she gave me the said coat… but that’s how Maylee is, she is just great. I don’t know her for long but each time i’ve had had the chance to talk to her, it was great fun and i’ve been amazed to see how such a nice and funny girl she can be.

That is for the person, … now what about her creations? They are just the same! Original, fun, made with passion and care for quality. Maylee Oh’s The Secret Store is becoming one of those rising brand that you cannot avoid, that you don’t want to avoid! Seriously, orginal, beautiful clothes with textures and sculpties created by the designer at affordable prices, who would want to skip that? Fayne Khandr has written an article about Maylee in the 42nd release of Second Style Magazine. While reading the article, all i could do was nod and smile, totally agreeing, as Fayne was depicting with her talented pen the Maylee I know.

But this is not the end of the story. 2 days ago, Maylee shared wonderful pictures on her blog. She was using that totally awesome umbrella. As I was teasing her again about stealing the umbrella from her, she started to look for the landmark and finaly offered to TP me to the store while i was finishing my blog post. Not asif she had no creation work on her own… Yes, Maylee is THAT nice. After some (a lot) of chat and fun, we both agreed on starting a new trend! WEAR UMBRELLAS ! So now, please, be kind, join the umbrella club!

Credits,
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK CherryLips
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Hair: [Shag] – La Petite Mort – dark copper
Coat: The Secret Store – Silver Snowflake
Etolle: Tee*fy Sopha’s Big Warmer (Black)
Gloves: [LeeZu!] LBD Nif Nif gloves /black
Tights: not for sale. I made them using InSight textures. IM me if you’re interested, i’ll put them for free under the tree for Christmas at ** Dunes ** as soon as i have finished this post.
Boots: *COCO*_Over-the-kneeBoots_(Black)
Umbrella: ++NODe++umbrella_v2_NO5
Poses: Glitterati
Location: Risk City

Bye bye,
Tana

When Everything Goes Right

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District Mrs Berenger

Sometimes, things go wrong. Sometimes, things go right. In this case, everything went right. Melanie Kidd was kind enough to drop on me the new Poseur
poses. They were on my shopping list so I was already pretty pleased to receive this kind gift. First thing to go right.

Then I had a look at the poses and I have to say they are perfect for system skirts, elegant, not deforming the body but still with enough movement to add that little something to a picture, even with basic elements. Second thing to go right.

District Mrs Berenger 2

With such poses I needed an elegant outfit, with a system skirt and a bag. And boom, here comes a review folder from District, a new shop created by one of the former designers of Phoenix Rising. I won’t say it is perfect. I like their style, simple and elegant, totaly the kind of clothes i wear. On the other hand, the seams and edges could be better executed and the prims are nor mod, nor resizable. So unfortunately, it won’t fit every avatar. I’ve checked the prices, they are correct for the quality so I’ll more than probably go back to the shop to check how it evolves. Third thing to go right.

One of the new chignons from Amacci was just what I needed to go on with a classical elegant look. Fourth thing to go right.

Finaly, I’ve added some touches of red to complete the outfit. The ::je::suis::Tente jewelry set in fire was waiting in my inventory for the occasion and here it came. Fifth thing to go right.

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK CherryLips
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Eyes make-up: [PXL] Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Hair: Amacci Hair Rina ~ Mocha
Dress: [District] _Mrs. Berenger/Cream
Jewels: ::je::suis::tente::fire::
Clutch: [District]_Aya Clutch/DistressedRed
Shoes: #OC# Mercy-Red
Poses: Poseur

Bye bye,
Tana