Enchantress of Dragons

Enchantress of Dragons
La Metallique Fair opened on August 15th and I was lucky enough to cover the event for Seraphim – this always gives me an opportunity to really look in great detail at the items available at an event and I was particularly blown away by what is on offer here. Organised as a celebration of L’accessoires‘s second anniversary, the fair is packed full of fabulous jewelry, shoes, bags and other accessories on a metallic theme. I’m truly spoiled for choice as to what to blog and I do hope I have the chance to post more before the event closes, but I needed to show you some of the designs made by Alienbear Gupte because they are just breathtaking!

I love dragons – I particularly love Chinese dragons – so you can imagine the squee’ing echoing around my head when I saw these. The detail in each and every piece is incredible and photographs so beautifully – I had so much fun working on the pics that I had to tear myself away to actually blog them ( a raw shot is included further down so you can see a couple of items in their unedited glory.) A copy version of the dragon scale bracelets is a completely free gift for the duration of the event and a couple of the items are totally exclusive to the event and won’t be available later. There are more items in the fair stand than I’ve pictured, including a fantastic earring set that is a VIP group gift [L$100 to join] – I wasn’t able to get the group vendor to work for me but if you take the landmark to the member’s shop (once you’ve joined the group) you can pick it up there. Check out Alienbear’s Flickr for her vendor photos.

Alienbear’s Designs are not the only store to be offering items that will only be on sale at La Metallique Fair – so be sure to visit if you can and take a good look around – it really is a lovely event with a nice clean set up and has never been particularly laggy when I’ve stopped by. It’s open until September 8th so you still have a week and a bit.

These shoes can also be found at La Metallique Fair – I’m sorry you cannot see them in great detail but they are gorgeous and the whole 22769 stall is another must-see stall. The dress I’m wearing is by the always-yumtastic BOOM and I cannot believe how well it matches the jewelry.. I love it when that happens!

I also want to say a big thank you to the girls over at the wonderful FabFree blog for making me aware of this lovely dollarbie skin by INSITU! Follow this link to read Love Trill’s post and see her beautiful shots of all the included skin tones.

Finally, a word on a personal frustration – I know I can’t be the only blogger this happens to (please tell me I’m not!) but it seems like I’m always getting a shot I’m happy with, changing all my settings and getting out of the pose and/or editing it until I’m happy, and then realising I forgot to do something. In this case it’s my nails – I was going to change the length and use an applier. It’s certainly not something I’m going to attempt reshooting for (I shot these on ultra with EVERY FREAKING THING ENABLED and it’s so rare my computer will tolerate that I’m not going to push my luck!) still, these little things bug me.. maybe I need to write myself a checklist..

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week, thanks for reading!

Enchantress of Dragons Closeup Collage

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Dress: ‘Hye Tube Dress (Amber)‘ – BOOML$295
Headpiece: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragon Headpieces‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$1000
Necklace: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragon Scale Necklace‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$300..
(..ONLY available for the duration of the event.)
Bracelet: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragon scale Bracelet‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$0 – Freebie..
(..copy only version, transfer version is L$250.)
Ring-L: ‘MeiMei Dragon Ball Ring‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$500..
(..also includes Dragon bracelet, not shown.)
Ring-R: ‘MeiMei Chinese Dragonhead Ring‘ – Alienbear’s Designs (@La Metallique Fair) – L$500
Shoes: ‘Serenity Heels (Gold)‘ – 22769 (@La Metallique Fair) – L$185
(..for Medium Slink AvEnhance Feet only.)

Body
Hair: ‘Tsubasa (Midnight)‘ – ArgraceL$250 – 5-colour pack
Skin: ‘Nikole (Pearl)‘ – INSITUL$1 – Dollarbie..
(.. includes 4 skin tones and lots of appliers.)
Eyes: ‘Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Sea Green Shadow)‘ – MayflyL$99
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack (2 versions worn)
Lipstick: ‘Center Of Attention Lips (Fire Engine Red)‘ – GlamorizeL$22 – 20-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (Medium)‘ – SlinkL$675
Shape: My usual

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Erte_two‘ – oOo StudioL$45 (hand positions modified with Animare)
Eye Position: ‘Expression HUD v1.0‘ – AnyPoseL$0 – Freebie
Windlight (avi): ‘Starry Starry Night‘ by sian – available for download here..
(..seen best in raw closeup as the other photos have been edited.)

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LOTD ~ 08-19-14: One, Two, Three, Four, Five

081914LOTDI’ve had this incredibly cute hair from Pink Hustler sat in my inventory since I saw it in another blog (I wish I could remember which one so I could credit appropriately but I’m afraid it was months ago!) I was reminded of it as soon as I saw this adorable dress from BOOM at the Olive You fundraiser and couldn’t wait to put the two together. Olive You is full of brand new items from some amazing designers who are all giving 100% of the proceeds to help the owner of Olive raise some money towards court costs as her family fight to save their home, and it’s open until the end of the month.

A couple of other things I want to note – these beautiful eyes are from Langly and are only L$1 for a pack of 3 on the Marketplace, and the eye makeup by Angelica can currently only be found at The Gallery Gift Shop‘s Anniversary event which ends soon. Oh, yes, and the fish in the hair are animated (squee!)

Thank you for reading! ❤

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Dress: ‘Maliit Dress (Swim)‘ – BOOM (@Olive You) – L$150 – 100% of proceeds donated
Shoes: ‘Halcyon Sandals (Orange)‘ – BOOML$275..
(..for Medium Slink AvEnhance Feet only)

Body
Hair: ‘70527 (Light Blond)‘ – Pink HustlerL$150 – 2-colour pack
Hairbase: ‘Hairbase Tattoo 2 (Pearl Platinum)‘ – AmacciL$0 – Fatpack, Free
Skin: ‘Sora (Vanilla) Sugoi‘ – Pink FuelL$300..
(..Slink appliers sold separately, L$100 each)
Freckles: ‘Freckle Face (Sunned)‘ – GlamorizeL$5 – 4 versions included
Eyes: ‘Eyes Pack #4 (Blue)‘ – LanglyL$1 – 3-color pack, Dollarbie
Eye Makeup: ‘Dot Love Eyeshadow (High)‘ – Angelica (@TGGS) – L$190 – 4-colour pack
Lip Gloss: ‘Your Lip Gloss #2 (Orange)‘ – AngelicaL$150 – 3-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nailpolish)
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (Medium)‘ – SlinkL$675 (wearing included basic nailpolish)

Pose
HentekoPose11 (Peace Ver)_5‘ – NaturalL$10 – 5-pose pack

Mirage

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The inspiration for this outfit comes from these fab earrings that I won as a random prize just for visiting PurpleMoon Creations .. then I found and fell in love with this hair at Nylon Outfitters: hope you like it! ❤

Hair: ‘Bantu Loops (Black)‘ (mesh) – Nylon OutfittersL$200 – Includes hairbase
Skin: ‘Acorn Frex [Dark] Party Girl-Potion 2‘ – CurioL$0 – Past Group Gift [Free to Join]
Eyes: ‘Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog‘ (4 levels of whites) – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Earrings: ‘Tribe Earrings (Gold/Iron/Copper)‘ – PurpleMoon CreationsL$0 – Random Store Prize
Necklaces: ‘Khaleesi’s Temptation‘ (mesh) – Maxi GossamerL$288 – Past Collabor88 (not currently available)
Top: ‘Everyday Tank (Sand)‘ – BOOML$125 – Sheer version also included
Pants: ‘Veshti Pants (Batik)‘ – (mesh) – English MuffinL$250*
Shoes: ‘Distressed Heels (Olive)‘ (mesh) – DECOL$300
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift [Free to Join]

AO animations by Kuso
Location: Chouchou

(*Review copy gratefully received! <3)

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Baker Street Irregular

277_001I’ve loved the stories of Sherlock Holmes ever since I was a little girl so when I saw this jewelry set by MiWardrobe featured on a fab blog I follow I squee’d with delight and rushed straight over to buy it!

The detail is amazing: LOVE! ❤

By the way, how cool is the sim? The pics were taken outside a furniture store that’s part of New Babbage – well worth a look around.

Also, I discovered Kaithleen’s recently, thanks to a blogging group I’m in, and I have to say her stuff is wonderful – I adore these 3/4 pants currently available at Acid Lily Gallery for just L$69

Hat/Hair: ‘Darya (Soft Caramel)‘ (colour-change beret) – LaViereL$250 – Browns Pack
Skin: ‘AprilLie‘ – JeSyLiLOL$0 – April Group Gift [L$50 to Join]
Eyes: ‘Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Past Group Gift [Free to Join]
Necklace: ‘Sherlock 221 Baker Street‘ – MiWardrobeL$200
Vest: ‘Everyday Tank (Sand)‘ – BOOML$125 – Sheer version also included
Cardigan: ‘Ash Cardigan (Umber)‘ – MiseriaL$120 – Two colours included
Pants: ‘3/4 Trousers (Brown)‘ (mesh) – Kaithleen’s (@Acid Lily Gallery) – L$69NEW!
Nails: ‘Grayish Color (Sand)‘ – pulcinoL$5 – Two colours included
Shoes: ‘Gatsby Heels (Chestnut)‘ – IngenueL$295
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift [Free to Join]

Pose 1: ‘The Spy‘ – HelaMiyo (Marketplace, Past Dollarbie)
Pose 2: ‘Closeup-1‘ pose by Glitterati [VIP Group Gift, L$500 to Join]
Location: 221B Jefferson Way

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Watching and Waiting

274_001I found this hair thanks to the FabFree blog and it is awesome! I decided to throw an outfit together to compliment it and this is what I came up with – beautiful fresh skin from JeSyLiLO (a new group gift) and stylish meshes from U.R. and BOOM – hope you like!

Hair: ‘Sora Hair (Marron Glace)‘ – Bliss Couture (Discount Outlet) – L$0 – Freebie (12-colour fatpack)
Skin: ‘AprilLie‘ – JeSyLiLOL$0 – April Group Gift [L$50 to Join]
Eyes: ‘Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog‘ (4 levels of whites) – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Jacket: ‘Statement Blazer (Black)‘ (mesh) – U.R.L$75
Dress: ‘Taut Tube Dress (Creme)‘ (mesh) – BOOML$265
Nails: ‘Diamond Nails (Black)‘ – SplashL$0 – Past Freebie
Shoes: ‘Boudoir Black Shoes‘ – BoudoirL$250
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift [Free to Join]

StandingThereWatching‘ pose by Ciss’ (@The Retreat, L$20)*
Location: ‘Happiness is Liberty

(*Review copies gratefully received! <3)

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Celebration

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I’ve been working hard in my store the last few days so there hasn’t been as many blog posts as usual: catching up now and I hope you like the fruits of my labour!

Also.. I’m totally in love with this skirt by The Sea Hole found at The Arcade.. stunning! ❤

Hair: ‘Vivienne (Type A, Amber)‘ – D!vaL$150
Skin: ‘Maria (Cream 07)‘ – FilthyL$0 – Past VIP Group Gift (no longer available, store closed)
Eyes: ‘Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog‘ (4 levels of whites) – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Top: ‘Darling (Cream)‘ – BOOML$165 (prim not worn)
Necklace: ‘Retro Double Clock Necklace‘ – glow studio (@The Dressing Room Fusion) – L$70
Skirt: ‘Lorette Skirt (Jewel Wing)‘ (mesh) – The Sea Hole (@The Arcade) – L$100 – Gatcha
Bracelet: ‘Little White Bunny‘ – EBDesignL$200 (necklace also included)
Jar: ‘Tiny Celebration in a Jar‘ (part mesh) – by Chiana OhL$150NEW!
(Rezzable version also included)
Shoes: ‘Favorite Leather Flats (Nude)‘ – Mon TissuL$225
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift (no longer available)

Model 318‘ pose by Glitterati

Audrey

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Hair: ‘Norma (Type A, Red Amber)‘ – D!vaL$188 – Past Collabor88 (Exclusive Colour)
Skin: ‘Vivian 05 (Burly)‘ – My Ugly DorothyL$999NEW!*
Eyes: ‘Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog‘ (4 levels of whites) – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Top: ‘Darling (Cream)‘ – BOOML$165
Ring: ‘Star Ring (Pink)‘ – Cute PoisonL$25 – Gatcha – NEW!*
Nails: ‘Clear French (Fresh)‘ – Candy NailL$90
Bag: ‘Calico Neko Clutch‘ (mesh) – Mad Echo (Marketplace) – L$50
Pants: ‘Audrey High Waist Pants (Pink)‘ (mesh) – TentacioL$70NEW!*
Shoes: ‘My Fancy Flat Shoes (Sheep/Pink)‘ – monsoL$75 – Gatcha (Rare)
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift (no longer available)

Valentine’s Day‘ pose by Focus Poses (@Perfect Wardrobe, L$70 set)*

(Review copies gratefully received! <3)