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this supercute swimsuit was free!

I found this free swimsuit while wandering around on my altie about a week and a half ago, thanks to Beanie Canning’s blog ^_^ Loved it so much, I had to go back and get it for my main avi!

this supercute swimsuit was free

I <33333 Beanie’s blog! Not just because she finds cute free stuff; what I also really like is how I’ve ended up visiting some really cool Japanese sims because of her tip-offs. You know how it is… you follow a SLURL, then something in the distance catches your eye, then next thing you know you’re collecting random LMs and hopping from one place to the next and stumbling upon all these great new places all along the way!

Ty Beanie ^^

Oh I almost forgot, lol. Here is the slurl to where this swimsuit is: tiger cafe in the Fanghammer sim

Got lots of bikinis in my inventory, nice to have a cute one-piece, too. 🙂

Oh and another thing! I hadn’t realized how easy it is to post images from your snapzilla to your flickr. This image was originally posted to my snapzilla account, and I was puttering about the snapz site last night and clicked the flickr icon. I found that the image got posted to my flickr stream instantaneously. Nice feature!

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July 31, 2008 Posted by | Blogging, Fashion, Freebie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cool New Casuals at Laqroki!

(Before I start, full disclosure: I work at Laqroki [customer service]. I chose to apply for work there [back when it was RaC] because I love their skins. When I finally made it into Second Life roughly a year and a half ago, I spent two weeks searching for my perfect skin. It took me that long to find the right skin because in addition to wanting something that had a light, fresh look without heavy makeup, I also wanted a darker skintone that befitted my Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ethnic mix. I’d found RaC very early, and after looking at countless demos after two weeks my choice was clear. ^_^)

The talented graphic designers behind the Laqroki brand, Mallory Cowen and Winter DiPrima, have opened the doors to their new apparel shop, something I’ve been looking forward to for a while now! I’m usually somewhat prone to writing a lot but this time I will try to let the pictures do most of the talking. 🙂 Speaking of pix, if you are on my flickr contacts list then you should be able to view the large versions of these images (they are kinda big lol).

laqroki trench jacket

❤ the sculpted collar on the trench jacket!

Laqroki Tee wVest + Skinny Jeans

Laqroki cardigan + shorts

Laqroki knit cardigan + high waist jeans

Laqroki boatneck tee + suspender jeans

I am a suckah for anything with a boatneck cut at the neckline.  Seriously.  (That, and 3/4 sleeves are hawt.)

Laqroki Skinny Jeans backview

And the ever important jeans question:  will your ass look good in these?  Yes, it will :p  One of the things I always notice about jeans and pants in SL is whether the back pockets sit on your rump where they are supposed to, or if they’re kind of melting off your behind and onto the backs of your thighs.  I’m happy to report that the pockets on these are placed where they ought to be 😀

And men, you have definitely not been left out of the party.  There’s a really nice selection of men’s clothing and accessories ^_^

Visit Laqroki to check all the new casual clothing goodies!  Laqroki 228, 147, 65

Other credits:  All skins, manicures, prim lashes by Laqroki; hairs by Laqroki, Mela’s, Muism, MMS, and Truth; Shoes by Juicy, Detour, D2K, and Maitreya; Glasses by Nea-Ban; Bag by Celestial Studios; all poses by Mela’s.

July 27, 2008 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

willow gowns from kouse’s sanctum

Kouse’s Sanctum should be a familiar name to most who like to keep up with the latest in SL fashion, especially to those who frequently dress their avis in gowns befitting fantasy RP. If you aren’t, then you really ought to acquaint yourself with Kouse Singh’s work and consider joining the Kouse’s Sanctum update group for several reasons: she is a prolific designer with a quickly growing collection of beautifully textured gowns, and she showers her group members with all sorts of love in the form of frequent group gifts, exclusive group member discounts, and secret sales at “hidden” locations.

One of Kouse’s recent releases was her Willow gown, which comes in numerous color choices. Red being my favorite color, I had to get a shot of the Willow in Blood.

kouse willow blood

It is standard for Kouse to include attachment options. In the image above, I used the regular flexi-prim sleeves and the regular skirt, which is nice and full. The Willow gown also comes with the tiara pictured. ^_^

kouse willow sapphire

The other sleeve option, as shown in the Sapphire image, is called “delicate” for obvious reasons. The prims are smaller and sheer, giving it a lighter look. Also shown on the Sapphire gown is the “slim” skirt option.

kouse willow ice

As I mentioned earlier, the Willow gown is available in numerous colors — ten colors, to be exact! There’s something for everyone. 🙂 I do love the color red, but the Ice version is so pretty, I’d be hard pressed to say which of the two are my favorite. Here is a close-up of the Ice gown, to give a better view of the lovely texturing on the bodice and the delicate sleeves:

kouse willow detail

Visit Kouse’s Sanctum in the SeaBreeze Oasis sim (SeaBreeze Oasis 60, 59, 23).

Other credits: All skins by Laqroki, hair by Laqroki and ETD, eyes by Simtropia and Nomine, all poses by Mela’s.

July 27, 2008 Posted by | Fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

what i’m wearing

Okay, this will be a quick and dirty post! I put the Get Happy poses up for sale last night and ever since then a lot of people have been asking for the details on the outfit. So, I figured I’d post about it on my blog 🙂

get happy preview 04

Sorry, no SLURLs in today’s post, I didn’t have time to copy them.  I’m putting the names of the content creators instead; you should be able to search for their profiles and then get TPs to their stores via their picks/classifieds.

Suit is the charlie girl freebie outfit from Four Yip, in her shanty/peepshow place with all her other awesome freebies.

Skin, prim lashes, and manicure is from Laqroki, by designer Mallory Cowen.

Sexy pumps are from Juicy shoes.  Search for the name Juicy Littlething and a teleport will be in her picks and classified, I think.

Hair and fedora is from ETD by Elikapeka Tiramisu… I believe she sells the hat separately, too.

Stockings are from Blaze, by designer Blaze Columbia.  They’re in a pack by themselves, but someone told me today that they’re also included with Blaze’s suits so if you’ve got a suit from there, chances are you already have this!

Oh and of course the pose is from Mela’s… my store 😀  Okay, so there’s that SLURL, what can I say?  I had it handy :p

July 18, 2008 Posted by | Fashion, Mela's, Poses | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment