Cherry Pie

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Bloom Doll Styling Contest - Cherry Pie Bloom

New super cute patched skinny jeans are available at WoE. They are all named after pies: peach, apple, pumpkin, blackberry, blueberry and my favorite of them all, cherry !

While playing the cuteness card, better play it to full so I have chosen one of the famous Bloom Dolls from Surf Couture which are so adorable.

Credits:

Avatar: Sand Shack Surf Co *Bloom Doll* (avatar) / Boo Bloom
Hair: >TRUTH< Tina – espresso
Top: :. WoE .: Bryar Long Top (Mulberry)
Pants: :. WoE .: Guage G2 Patched Jeans (Cherry Pie)
Belt:MIEL TROUPE BELT – bright
Necklace: MIEL – FRIENDO necklace
Shoes: [Gos] Pimp Your Pumps – Buckle Ballet

Bye bye,

Tana

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A Day at the Beach

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Flora Beach 5

Adorkable Peapod has released some new wonderful poses for the beach: five for the guys and five for the girls. I am showing you here four of them, the one on the knees being normaly for the guys but as you can see, it is very sexy for girls aswell.

Flora Beach 1

I have updated one of the ** Dunes ** shapes for the pictures. Flora is a gorgeous woman with curves everywhere it is needed and seeing the reaction of each man I have shown the shape, she is going to turn heads. Stay tuned for an upcoming release.

Credits:

Skin: *League* Skin Sia Deeptan -SmokyRose
Shape: ** Dunes ** Flora 2011 (coming as soon as I have taken the pics and made the box)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Green (S)
Hair: >TRUTH< Clementine (Upper) – mahogany
Bikini: [SC] Surf Couture – Retro Reef Bikini – Red
Earrings: NHA! Earrings KYRHA
Poses: Adorkable

Bye bye,
Tana

Teal Garden

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Teal Garden

Hart Larsson of PXL Creations did it again, I am falling in love with his new skin, Gaia. I’ve tried it with a lot of shapes and each time, it looks so pretty. Gaia has all I like so much with PXL skins, she is not oily, perfect for photography. In addition to that, Hart has made the shadows of the face so smooth it softens a lot the face and should earn new customers who might have found PXL skins a bit too hard before. Gaia is meant to be a younger looking skin than the previous PXL ones but like always, it respects the shape, doesn’t cover it completely so you can achieve looks a bit more mature.

Gaia is already available as a prerelease for the members of the [ PXL ] Female VIP group (which is totaly worth joining as you get a 10% discount on everything you buy so the initial cost will be rapidly refunded) at the PXL mainstore. and will be released for everyone at the Skin and Shape Expo on May 10th. Check PXL Creations blog for more info and pictures.

Teal Garden 3

I have chosen a top from Mon Tissu and a skirt from Fishy Strawberry, two of my favorite shops for their great quality photorealistic clothes. I remember almost four years ago, when I have tried a photorealistic skirt for the first time. It went directly to the trash bin. For a while, I have been avoiding anything which was not hand drawned because of that very bad photocopy feeling. Since then, fortunately, I have tried others and I love good ones. The hair is one of this week new Truth’s styles which is very feminine.

Teal Garden 2

There is so much going on lately, it is almost impossible to keep track of all the nice releases. I am having a hard time deciding what I like best. That is a relief as for a small period I was a bit fed up with what I was seeing. Let’s hope designers go on creating awesome items once all the fairs are over but let’s also remember there are incredible designers who have steady regular collections, even if a fair is the easy way to shop. And believe me, I am the first one who should visit a bit more and move my lazy ass to stores I don’t know yet.

Credits:

Skin: [PXL] GAIA LT SE MEB C2 FR
Shape: ** Dunes ** Emma shape 2011 medium
Lipstick: [PXL] GAIA LT Rose Lips (Tattoo)
Eyes: [PXL] SOUL  Eyes – Aqua (M)
Hair: >TRUTH< Clementine – mahogany
Top: {mon tissu} Gathered Frills Blouse ~ Teal
Skirt: *Fishy Strawberry* Peyote Mini + Belt – Wash D
Glasses: ::Mr.Poet::Half Rim Eyeglasses
Bangles: Zaara ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles
Bag: Tres Blah -tb- Neato Tote Bag
Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Olea Boots – Worn
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,
Tana

Taupe and the Silk Kerchief

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Chiffon

The Secret Store is finally being invited at The Dressing Room Blue and of course, Maylee Oh couldn’t just make a great skirt based on her latest release, she had to make a most awesome one! I am totaly in love with the print of the fabric, with a Art Nouveau feeling, rich colors and a silk effect. The skirt comes in two options, with and without a bow belt. I don’t know if the skirt will be avalaible when the TDR Blue closes its doors so you have to grab it NOW! For 60 L$ only, you have to get it!

I probably won’t have much time this coming days so i’ll cheat a bit and will already propose this post for the Taupe week of the 52 Weeks of color challenge. The star of this post is the skirt but the brown accessories and background are allowing to show the best out of it. Taupe is a great color, it is elegant and can be easily warmed up by small hints of more vivid colors. I am using it a lot in my outfits for these reasons.

Chiffon 2

Some words about the bag. I saw it first on Whimsy Winx’ blog and immediately Teleported to the shop to get it. It is a new release from the well known japanese creator June Dion of B@rerose. June offers us quality designs for very cheap prices. I often use bags coming from this shop as they are original with great textures. They come in several attachment points and in this case, you even get a smaller bag to use as a clutch for a mere 120 L$. It is not to be missed if you’re looking for nice accessories at a low price.

Credits

Skin: Dutch Touch ::DT:: ::Megan:: Cream – Basic CL1 EBBrown Mo FR HB
Make-up: Wind Chill by Cheap Makeup for the Seasons hunt
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Dramatic
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: [LeLutka]-CHARLIZE hair – Harvard
Jacket: Maitreya Short Trench * Chocolate Collar
Shirt: [LeLutka]-DARDA dress/black
Skirt: The Secret Store – Chiffon – Silk Kerchief at The Dressing Room Blue
Tights: Maitreya Allure Tights – Neutral02
Earrings: Donna Flora LINDA earring
Brooch: [SC] Surf Couture – Golden Leaf Brooch
Bag: ::: B@R ::: Connie Brown
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Shearling Boots Choco
Poses: Diesel Works

Bye bye,

Tana

Kawaii Cowgirl

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Cowgirl

Don’t worry, or I am sorry, it depends on your point of view on the subject, but no, I am not changing my style for kawaii. It is cute, nice, sweet, etc. but that is definately not me. BUT… I’ve got that great friend who has a serious kawaii tendance and who tried to corrupt me last night, I will give her name, cause once again, it is all her fault: Maylee Oh! She had the great *coughs* idea to drag me to japanese stores, the pink ribbons ones, you know, the ones I see and walk to the other side of the street…

Cowgirl 2

After several sims and shops, even Maylee was feeling a bit nauseous from all the kawaii shamallows. You see, it is cute, sweet, etc. but it is just like sugar, a little is nice, too much and you got sick. We were about to give up when we both sighted the same tunic at Lo*momo. Courageously, I’ve left her try a red one first. I know, I am nice. We rapidly agreed the fluffy lace ribbon skirt was to be avoided but the top was so cute I’ve picked a light brown one. In a previous store, yorim’s, I had bought that fur and feather pochette. Rapidly the idea to work on cowgirl look was born. I also wanted to use one of the new Confetti minis skirts from Sn@tch. These are simply a must-have basic for any wardrobe.

Cowgirl Portrait

Maybe you will have noticed something new for me in these three pictures, it is the depth of field, the blur that is more intense as you move away from the camera focus. I was finaly able to have the new S21 build of Kirsten’s viewer to work on my computer. I don’t know why but the S20 was not working for me so maybe you might give it a try too and test it by yourself.

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Vilda 03 [Peach] Glow skin
Eyelashes: :: Exodi :: Eyelashes
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: Exile Rayna/cinnamon (edited to fit under the hat)
Tunic: “+Lo*momo+” fluffy(Brown)
Skirt: :::Sn@tch Confetti Mini (Brown-P):::
Bracelet: MIEL ELO BRACELET
Necklace: LaGyo_Romance necklace at The Dressing RoomWheat: [SC] Surf Couture – Chewing Wheat (part of a previous hunt)
Hat: [SC] Surf Couture – Straw Cowboy Hat (Unisex) – Dune
Bag: (yorim’s F)Fur_Bag
Boots: ANEXX_FringeWesternBoots_Camel
Poses: Glitterati
Wagon: /artilleri/ Old wagon (not sure it is still available. I’ve bought it at the Christmas Market)

Bye bye,
Tana

11th December

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“what’s up with the 11th of December?” are you going to ask me. Well, 2 different photo contests and a party.

WoE Nomi Jean Dress Photo

The first one is about :. WoE .: Photo Contest. Grab the new Nomi Jean Dress at :. WoE .: for 300 L$, take pictures (up to 3), post them in the dedicated flickr group and cross fingers until the 11th of December. If you are the lucky winner, your picture will be used for the ad for the dress in the store, you will also receive 5000 L$ cash and 3000L$ worth of clothes from :. WoE .: You can find all the details on the blog of the shop. So don’t wait, go grab the dress at :. WoE .: and participate!

WoE Nomi Jean Dress Photo Contest 2

Do you see the scarf I am wearing? It is the latest release from ::je::suis By the way, Julia Merosi of ::Je::Suis:: invites us all to her Christmas Party on 11 December 2010, 1 to 3 pm SLT. There will be 3 contests for the occasion:

✮Customer contest✮Best looking Mrs Santa Claus✮Prize: L$2000 store credit for the ladies✮

✮flickr contest✮Teach Me Your Favorite Christmas Movie Story✮in 1-3 pics (je suis… jewellery must be shown in pics)✮Prize: L$2500 cash✮

✮Blogger contest✮Tell Me Your Favorite Christmas Story✮min 500 words with at least one pic showing je suis… jewelry✮Prize: L$2500 cash✮

More infos on the ::Je::suis:: blog.

Finaly, I’ve got a new profile pic! Better have one with the PXL Kasumi skin I am wearing everyday.

Tanaquil Portrait 05122010

Credits:
Skin: [PXL] Kasumi NAT CherryLips
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Serena (Upper) – auburn
Hairbase: [PXL] DarkRed HairBase (tattoo 2.x)
Dress: :. WoE .: Nomi Jean Dress (Frost)
Sweater: :. WoE .: Cary Sweater Top (Grey Faded)
Scarf: ::je::suischaude::scarf:: tinted white
Earmuffs: /artilleri/ Knit earmuffs! (MOUTH) *white*
Gloves: [LeeZu!] LBD Nif Nif gloves /black
Socks: MIEL LO SOCKS EBONY
Boots: Boots: [SC] Surf Co. – (M/F) Paperboy Ankle Boots w/ Socks at one elven
Poses: Glitterati
Location: Nordari

Bye bye,
Tana

Lazy but Stubborn

Hello,

for today, a few blabla, a little rant and one of my favorite outfits of the moment.

Heather Red take 2

I am working on this post for 2 days. Not because the outfit was hard to get together, not at all, it was actualy easy. First came the jacket with the gilet from Kungler. I was still wearing the Surf Co. tank top from last post which was the right match so i didn’t look further. I am kind of lazy, I have to admit that. I didn’t feel like looking for a new brown skirt so I’ve searched in the depth of my inventory for that Miel Skirt. Then, I wanted to visit !Lamb to see the new hairstyles. Red hair with red jacket is not so great so i went for light brown for a change. While I was there, I’ve received a notecard from Courtisane to tell us about new releases. A quick teleport and some demo’s convinced me these were the boots i needed.

Heather Red take 2 Full

Now the rant. 2 days… After the styling part, I’ve been searching SL for the perfect location. It took me the whole evening and when i’ve finaly found what i wanted, it was way too late and I had to go to bed. Today, pretty happy as I only had to take the pictures and to write the post, i’ve started to try to capture some snapshots… After 3 hours of crashes, some inventory losses (new hair from !Lamb and a necklace from kungler) I was able to take 1 picture, only one, in my studio (Any non studio location is just out of question). It is the one you can see below. As I am more stubborn than lazy, I went on trying. I was not happy with that picture, i don’t like the lighting that much, it is a bit too yellow for me but you seem to like it on flickr. Suddenly and without doing any change to my settings, I was finaly able to take some more pictures, these are the ones you can see at the top of the post. Personnaly, i prefer a whiter lighting but feel free to tell me which one you prefer and why.

I am stubborn so I haven’t dropped taking pictures with shadows yet… but i don’t have that much free time that i can waste 4 hours a day trying to take pictures. I’ll have to decide whether to go on or not.

Heather Red

Credits:
Skin: [ATOMIC] Skin Morgan_Honey – Unicef (the skin was a special release for Project Donate. I am not sure any other make-up for the Morgan skin is available at Atomic, I haven’t seen any. Sorry)
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Gemini 1]
Jacket: (Kunglers Extra) Soraia – Sangre
Tank top: [SC] Surf Couture Surf Couture – Hermana Tank – Brown
Skirt: MIEL CALI CORDS – sculpted skirt w/ belt – bark
Sunglasses: MIEL BELLA PEEPERS
Bag: [ATOMIC] Crush Bag – Red (Hold AO)
Boots: .*Courtisane*. Esprit De Sable RED
Poses: Diesel Works
Background texture: .:: inSight Designs Textures ::.

Bye bye,
Tana