Hey y’all, I’ll be away until the 5th or 6th, so no updates until then. ^___^ I leave you with a dirty, ratty, tomboyish look that I am loving. What more to say?! I love THEDOGS, Shade Throne, NinikoBoy (and Niniko too. it’s fun to wear boys clothes though..), Surf Couture, LLP, GoK, Alexitimia

These boots made me dizzy and filled me with joy! New, hot, buckled, ankle boots! Like sweet honey to my ears…I’d never seen or heard of grasp before, but I sure do love their boots and wallets! So well made, so rockin’ good. yum yum yum! My hair is Doozer of Shade Throne‘s premiere hairdo, out soon I hope! My flight goggles are made by Kumaki, and the texture and details are just great. (I love the way the leather strap flips out, this always happens irl, bahaha.) Royal Blue‘s leggings aren’t super new, but I think I need to see more people wear the contrast leggings, omg how I love them!!! I saw Falastear Aeon and was reminded of Little Heaven. Sweet goodness, I loved this place when I was a baby here. I still do, although the newer build scares the bejezzus out of me each time I’m there. The leg pouch and tools are from the Herb Hunt outfits. LH makes great theme outfits as well as goth clothes and if you need a ridiculously sexy/thissideoftrashy look, go, go, go there. I wasn’t going to indulge in a Devon Aoki skin until Lazolli‘s came around. I really love the look of each of the skinsout there, each has it’s own cool & lovely twist, but Lazolli’s is the one to wear in my case. And of course, my watch is chronokit, some of the best watches in sl, hands doooown.

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet yeah…make you wanna move your dancing feet now, enjoy the sun, folks! <333Love, Abra

ps. Sanu is having a Treasure Quest. Click here, go hunt, be happy!!!

pps. Morrigan Denimore of The Black Canary is starting a Lolita magazine, the first in SL!! He’s looking for contributors and also, people to join the Lolita photo contest! IM him for the notecard on how to enter!

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Daphne, ILY!

June 27, 2009

Today, Fishy Strawberry releases it’s first ever skin: Daphne. I’m so incredibly excited about this release, and I think Fae did an excellent job! Daphne comes in 3 skin tones, each in 11 makeup variations, with black, brown and blond eyebrow options, and with or without a hairline. OMG!! Yes, she dun gone and thought of everything…

Daphne’s face is super cute. Super. Cute. Think strong Brows, flirty eyes, juicy, kisssssable lips and dimples! Omg, the world’s most perfect dimples!! /me swoooons… Daphne’s body is softly sculpted, with even lighting throughout. Think soft, glowing, perfectly moisturized skin. (Not ‘greasy’ or ‘oiled’, and certainly not ‘flat.) Her bum is cute and I love the little mole on the right breast! (not pictured, so you can discover it for yourself…)

There’s also a ‘deluxe demo’ in an exclusive makeup in the Fishy Strawberry subscrib-o-matic, so join up and check the history for it. Try it on, fall in love, go back for more…that’s the way it works folks! <333Love, Abra

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Hi all, I’ve been meaning to do a post like this: easy-breezy, relaxed, pretty summer dressing. When I think of this idea, I think of a comfy tank, shorts and some flat sandals. My default summer outfit! It’s easy to dress this style up or down, and it can go girl-next-door or bizarro or very posh lady. Shorts + tanks + sandals for all! Here are some of my favorite tanks, shorts and sandals to get you started!

I could have really gone off on some tangents here, but I tried (as much as my little rebel heart could) to stay on track with mostly all denim shorts and tanks that were white or close to. Some of my favorite tanks don’t come in white, which is why there are some other ones mixed in. Why only flat sandals? Well, you try walking in heels in the sand! >.< It’s about as fun and graceful as getting your teeth pulled! I love collecting basics irl and isl, and I have accumulated a good collection of well-made basics. I’ve tried to include all my favorites, but some just didn’t make it in this time. I’m also curious if there are some favorite basics that I may not be aware of. Do you have a favorite basic I don’t have listed here? Feel free to leave your input in the comments!

=one= Blowpop‘s Elizabeth N2 skin is rocking my world! I didn’t think I could love it more than the original, but apparently sequels can be better! (Read below for more of my Elizabeth review.) What can I say? I’m still gushing over Garage RH‘s tanks, which have great bordering on the bottom and a really realistic texture. A little bit dirty too. League‘s Booty Shorts, with the pockets all hanging out, perfectly compliment the slightly disheveled look of the tank. I’m a big fan of Lamb‘s Mister Sister hair, which adds the right amount of polish and edge to an outfit. Surf Couture‘s Freedom Flops are 2009’s it sandal. If you can’t decide amongst colors, get gold and silver- the sheen makes them special and they go with e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.
=two= Another favorite new skin, Misty, by League. League’s first skin release (along with the equally gorgeous Kate). I’m so absolutely enamored with this face, this body, this skin tone…and, and, and. ;)) Foam‘s the Valerie in this particular shade of brown, seems to both meld with and enhance the glow of this skin. Surf Couture‘s driftwood tanks are the thinnest, sexiest tanks around. If you don’t own at least one yet, I question your wardrobe’s intergrity…if only jokingly. Tres Blah’s freebie shorts at the Starlust are, imho, some of the best shorts ever- free or not free. And yes, I love the faux cameltoe.  I’m not sure how, it’s just complete tonal harmony. I dig these hippie chic Kalnins sandals!! A little bit masculine, definitely a pinch of hippie and in white, they ever-so-gracefully balance on the edge of feminine and rustic.
=three= Rockberry‘s Willow in freckles…arguably one of the most adorable faces on the grid. If this skin doesn’t make you look cute, come and see me and I will make you a new shape! lol. I really do hope you followed my advice and went to Miriel‘s closing day, the other day. If you don’t own Gibson Girl, I cry for you, as this style is such a fav of mine…in every color, with everything… The original perfect, goes with everything, basic tank- MichaMi‘s glam tank. Just as timeless and well made as ever, it rides the line of masculine and feminine like an acrobat. I love the play of Yui’s Favorite Things‘ shorts with the glam tank vs. the cuteness of Willow’s face. A perfect tomboy dichotomy!
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I want to make mention of two of the most exciting new skins out there imho. First is Blowpop‘s Elizabeth N2. As you know, I’ve been a huge fan of Infinity by Blowpop’s line since Elizabeth’s first release. Now Annkya has redone the Blowpop faces (+ a new face, Maya) and the new version is stunning. Creamy, softly sculpted, glowy, well-toned skins, with sophisticated-yet-adorable faces, and the best red lip ever, imho. I’m so, so loving this new release and I hope you do check it out soon. It’ll be at your own expense if you wait! ps. There’s a current group gift in the Blowpop group, so clear out a space & join. And stay joined at that!

The second new skin release I’d like to gush about is League‘s skin release debut. I am so taken aback by how beautiful these faces are; they are seriously stunning. The body is well contoured while staying soft and dewy and the skin tones are perfect for summer and for our darker skinned sisters. There are two faces: Kate & Misty and they are equally beautiful, imho. Kate’s features are a little more mature than Misty’s, but as you see, depending on the shape of your ‘bones,’ both skins can leave you with quite a baby face. (Which is something I love. irl I have a baby face, so there you go.) I’m so deeply impressed with Nena’s work and really hope you get out to the shop to try on the demos. Breathe deep, shortness of breath is just a symptom when trying these on…

=four= My sophisticated, exotic, sexy earth mama look. Again, I bring out the ‘I swear I’d never wear it’ Vive9 skin in Belle. Hey, it just goes to show all of us that any piece of fashion, so long as it’s well made, has a place in a stylish warddrobe. You never know where you’re going to be, or who you’re going to be from day to day…fashion helps facilitate it. I love Belle’s slightly asian look. It could go both ways, maybe I’m a hapa here? Not new, but DejaVu‘s Yuria hair is some of the sexiest weekend hair in my closet. EnSvale‘s macho tanks are the closest you can come to stealing your boyfriend’s…Miel makes good of rolled denim shorts! Such a well done classic, you can dress this pair up or down. Yabusaka‘s sandals are some of the prettiest slip-ons out there and they are so versatile! I won mine in fishing too, lol.
=five= League‘s second face, Kate. Just as dewy, sexy, stunning and sun-kissed as Misty. I can’t get over these skins…Anya made some tank tops (inspired by the one and only Umaaaz!) and I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for more of her creations! Anya, I love them!!! Let’s root her on ok? &bean‘s shorts are some of my favorite, though I will give you a little tip. If you’re a lil girl like I am, have patience when adjusting the prim cuffs. It takes time to get them right, but when you do, you’ll have a roll cuff that’s unique unto itself. I haven’t seen this style anywhere else. BP* just sent out a group gift! A V2 of an old freebie ‘sprig’- this time in 3 versons and with a new, better texture. Seriously though, can Bettiepage do any wrong?! DP*yumyum‘s flip flops have a matching bikini and hat if you like to go matchy-matchy, if not, the flowers will sure sweeten up your toes!
=six= Beauty Avatar Couture‘s Ziva skin has either not really been covered on blogs or I have missed the coverage, but I hope more people discover this face as it’s really quite pretty. I love the pouty, rose-bud shaped lips! yum yum! Glitter‘s Polly hair is a new favorite of mine, especially since I got the pink pack. You’d be surprised how versatile this more ‘extreme color’ is. SUGARCUBE‘s milky tank is seamless in it’s tuck in and has enough detail to it to make it one of those ‘special basics,’ which goes to show you that grandma was always right- a little well placed lace goes a long, long way. Surf Couture….ok, you can do noooo wrong shopping here for summer. Another essential basic, the roll-top shorts, are perfectly executed in their laid-back versitility. Emma is brilliant. End of story. Lotta‘s frilly sandals match my hair and add a little interest to this gettup. Equally pretty with a long skirt or dolly dress…
=seven= Hehe, this is my fav quirky look atm! The lovely December of !Tarnished has made a perfectly tongue-in-cheek skin that’s both gorgeous and hilarious. Her newest line of skins is called Dot, and the face is so unique and the lips are so smoochable!! Another Lamb hair…I am smitten…this was the first group gift ‘way back when’ and I still love it. I love the color and I love the beret and if you don’t love berets, well, you should! Whippet & Buck‘s Hykova tank has three little buttons and comes in a million and one colors and layers. Think of it as an updated verson of MichaMi‘s glam tank. I love the Hykova…I just wish there were a fatty fat pack!!! Decoy’s Stevens shorts are basic and yet so sophisticated! It’s the big buttons in the front. You could easily dress them up with a belted tunic and heels and hit the clubs. And more prim feet! I know, I know, I am hooked. AOHARU‘s ethnic bijou sandals have the cutest lil feet and anything jeweled + a flat sole = heaven for me!
=eight= Curio’s June skin was a follow-up to the ultra-successful and uber-cute April release and I was durn skeptical about it, actually! Not that I’d ever doubt Gala’s work (read: genius), but I thought to myself, “how can you top April?!” Well, she did in my book. A bit more mature of a face, a little more glamourous. Although I love April to bits, I actually am leaning towards June atm. June has a little of that je ne sais quoi magic that only certain faces posess.. Hal*Hina‘s hair is so cute, sometimes I cannot handle it and only with this subdued brown. The longest, cutest pigtails around… more Tres Blah love, this time the plain tanks. The texture speaks to my mind as a soft, worn in cotton-knit. You can wear it under a blazer for sure, or layered up with a silk shirt…but you know how I wear mine… ;)) If you like denim cuffed shorts and want a little more character and decoration to them, En Svale‘s version has a little patchwork in the back and leather loops on the sides. Each pair comes with two versions and the small details really make them exciting for me. Not the newest kids on the block, but Detour‘s flip flops are classic, unisex and more beachy than most. At least to me! It’s the rubber texture…
=nine= Ok did I say that I was leaning towards June?! Really, really now, how can I decide?! That was a silly statement to begin with. Curio does no wrong in my book, never everrrr. If tomorrow God washed all the Curio out of my closet, I think Jesus would be talking to one sad little kitten named Abra. This Redbud makeup is crazy and on first glance would seem unwearable to many people, but trust me, I’ve paired it with everything!! Irollic‘s Mew ‘do is another obsession at the moment! I love these braids and the fact that each color comes with two different style options. The texture is really unique too, lots of colors blended into the base to create an ultra-hilighted look. You wouldn’t think it works, but it really does. Detour‘s abstract tank adds the perfect amount of visual interest, Milk Motion‘s rolled cuff shorts are a more worn in, loved style. (As you can see, I can’t get enough.) And Fashionably Dead‘s jelly sandals are a throwback to summers in elementary school. I’d wear them on the playground for recess in June, and then have to pick the gravel out of their soles when we got back to class. But there was fun in that too!
=ten= My boho romantic look. Had to be Surf Couture‘s beachy-keen skin, with it’s perfectly smudged red lips (it’s from kissing!) and soot rimmed eyes. Lamb‘s Dog Roses hair…I’ll save the gushing for below but <333 to it. Tart‘s half tank is just sweet/tart enough and basic enough to wear with anything. Gigi Courture‘s hippie shorts are probably my favorite on the grid, if only for their fantastic embroidery which reminds me of this Portuguese one. (I want it irl!!! Also, props to my Portuguese bunny friend Umaaz.) And Kookie‘s prim feet goodness!! Kiss my cute, chubby toes, pls!

I’ve been avoiding too much Hair Fair talk on here, since I know you’re already overloaded, but it would be a durn shame if I didn’t express how dumfounded I was when I first laid eyes on Lamb‘s new Dog Roses hair. I know everyone is talking about this style- how could you not?!- and I am no different. Bravo x 1,000 Lamb!!! Check out the Lamb booth at hair fair, for some of the most sexy/laid-back/long/hippie mama hair on the grid.

Hope you’re having a good week! <333Love, Abra

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I’ve been wanting to do a greasy, mechanic-y look for a while now, especially since coming across Garage R.H., which is my new ‘small, exciting’ store to go to. G.R.H. makes some awesome ‘alternative vehicles’ aka. cool as &^%# ‘Rodeo Flyer’ vehicles + a motorcycle as well as some ‘aged denim’ and modern furniture & clothes. You can even soup up the vehicles, and I did buy a kit but it’s not attached as I haven’t figured out how to as of NAO. Everything here has been made with thoughtful care, and the details make the items special. Just like Miel makes their clothes out of ‘organic wool’ these pants I’m wearing have been ‘aged for 5 years.’ Little thoughts like this, backstories, make shops and their creations thatmuchmore cool, to me. I hiked up the jeans and made them board short length, which I dig, and which was easy, since the cuffs come in large (male) and small (fem).

My boots are made by kick ass hat mechanic Fade Dana, as has my switchblade & goggles. (Don’t mess mofos…) You’d have to be under a mountain of a rock not to have seen, noticed and drooled over her work. Totally realistic, totally imaginative, and a little bit dirty (literally)…Fade’s work is on a level of her own. She OWN’S what she makes and her stuff is f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s. *sighs happily

League came out with these new shirts and I’m loving them. There aren’t enough good tie-up shirts like this isl, I love the shadows under the rolled up sleeves, gah, little touches like this make a product. My belt and ciggie (can’t get enough of those slciggies..) are Naith Smith, top purveyor of some of my fav layered chains and punk jewelry. (Naith and THE DOGS are gonna take over men’s jewelry.) When I say punk jewelry, I mean authentic & street. Nothing pink and with spikes, people. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just totally appreciate Naith’s more serious, sophisticated approach to what’s usually too clean and cute for my tastes. Rock on.

Also wanted to mention you have until the 21st to pick up one of my favorite skins, Elizabeth, from Blowpop…as they are having a 60% off sale. Srsly, you’re going to empty your pockets eventually, might as well do it with a sale. Annyka’s skin is so durn creamy and glowy. Too often I see flat, lifeless hand-drawn skin, but with Blowpop I feel almost more creamy/moisturized/glowy than with some of those ‘oiled’ & photosourced skins. aka…she’s captured the rl texture of skin better than a camera. Seriously though, I don’t think Blowpop get’s enough attention on the blogs so I’m going to shout shout shout about it. Get over there and get yourself some softasababy skin. Nahmss.

Last but most certainly not least, I wanted to mention NXS tattoos. Natyssia sent me over a few styles and I just love her work. As you have seen, I love using tattoos to add interest to an outfit or add punch to a dress/gown. NXS designs are really well made and the styles haven’t been worn all over the place like some of my other favorite ink places. (yet, that is…just you wait.) If you like ink and good illustration, NXS = tha place 4 u. Peace, I need summthin’ to eat! <333Love, Abra

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hair, no fair

June 20, 2009

Hey y’all, a quick little post that doesn’t have to do with Hair Fair (because you don’t need another), but does have to do with hair. The iconic Gibson Girl hair from Miriel‘s will be off market soon, since Miriel’s sim is seeing it’s last day today (the 20th). I may have mentioned this a while back, after speaking with Miriel in IMs. I actually asked if any new hair was coming out, alas I spoke too soon… If you don’t own Gibson Girl, I’d get it now. Imho, it’s the best classic bun/updo in SL, totally timeless and something that’s as current now as when it was released. There’s something so proper- and yet, so sexy- about GG. So go take a break from Hair Fair lag, and stock up while you still can!

In other words, I just wanted to say how enamoured I am with the shop The Dogs. I think JDDM could very well be on his way to becoming an SL equivilent to the likes of Hedi Slimane and such. I am such a Hedi Slimane fan, some of the sexiest men’s clothing ever…now some of the sexiest photos, come from this man’s work. (funny enough, I later discovered the bracelet is named Hedi!) Sexy, well made accessories that are both completely masculine and absolutely unisex. The scarves are big and bigger and something I totally wear everyday irl (seriously) and the jewelry and hats can only be compared to the likes of Megg of Chapeau tres Mignon and LaGyo. (Uma rocked it stampunk bunneh style.) Perfectly enough, these three stores, along with the always fantastic Mimikri & four Yip, are located together in what I’ll now refer to ‘alternative/avant garde/indie/bizzaro/sexxah shopping heaven.’ If you haven’t been, go, and go with lots of lindens at that.

Also wanted to mention MANNA, which has gotten a lot of coverage from it’s spot at the Albero accessories fair. I picked up the adventure boots and belt…total love = leather, detailed accessories and that wanderer spirit. If you like a little rugged, steampunk, cute girl in the woods style, MANNA is a place for you.

And Glow Studio‘s ‘free’ socks that come with the Jack earrings persuaded me to buy the earrings themselves!! Ahhh so cool, I love the print and the cut outs…I only hope for more prints in this unique sock style…and YFT‘s baggy half-pants have been an unspoken love for a while. They have that perfect amount of sexy sag to go with anything and everything…tomboy enough to be authentic, feminine enough not to set it over the edge…

Now if only I could tp somewhere, being stuck at home sucks. *shakes fist at sl*
<333Love, Abra

ps. Upon try-on #53 or so, Vive9‘s Belle finally grew on me. I’m not a total covernt like a lot of people (it’s my shape, not the skin’s fault), but it’s cute enough on ma’ strange bones! ;p

pps. UZURI is having a skin sale! 50% off from 3:30am Sat to 3:30am Sun. Here’s me in UZURI. If you like beautiful dark skins, you should own a UZURI skin, for sure!

From Saturday 3.30 am to Sunday 3.30 am:
50% SALE ON EVERY UZURI SKIN!!!!

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Zombieism

June 17, 2009

moi, Esme, Takuma messing around as zombies. Don’t drink the toilet water at Primary, kids. But do join their group and camp out to win sneakers, hats & incense. And don’t forget the picks reward… <33Love, Abra

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*CURRENTLY: Michelle Phan‘s youtube makeup tutorials, I love them!

*SL WISHLIST: Devon Aoki skin from L’oring. The only one that flatters my bones!

Porcelain Slushy

June 14, 2009

 

 

One of my first looks on the blog was a Japanese inspired Lolita, with Curio Obscura sausage curls and a dress by the shop Feather. Oh, and pasty white, flat goth skin, which is not to say anything about the skin itself, but the then state of very pale skins when I rezzed. And lyke, I’m not even 1 year old yet! But the improvements made to skin, surprise me more and more. I hope I do not get use to it tooooo much, as how good can they really get?! I already know the answer to that one, and I’m smiling about it.  (Chhh chhh chhh chhh changes…=) Anyway, so why the trip back to Lolitasville? Well, for one, I was shopping in Pure Angel and saw the new Feather dress and had to have it. It walks the line perfectly between a modern summer dress and a more vintage-y, fancier Lolita number. Feather is also, imho, one of the top purveyor’s of fine  china in SL. You will find everything you need for a proper tea party spread- or for those setting a scene, the perfect environmental accessories.

My hair is from a small, quality hair shop named Lot@Love and I am pretty smitten with it!! It comes in my dark color as well as fiery red, the bow is color-change and the curls are some of my favorite I’ve come across. The black is quite dark, but it has depth and seems to avoid the ‘flat black’ syndrome that some hairs suffer from. I picked up another ‘do at L@Luv, one called Heartache, which is an adorable, voluminous updo. It’s adorable and you’ll be seeing it here soon, I promise! Keepin’ it short and sweet.
<33Love, Abra

 

 

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