Monday, December 13, 2010



I come back from my break to this. THIS. It's not fair. Other than an overwhelming urge to end it all in the face of this news, I have to say I am enjoying the sale. Everything in the store is 50L or less. I can smile just a little bit through my tears as I fill the holes in my collection. I'm not sure I can take another store from my noobdom closing, first ~Momo~, now Canimal. I just can't do it anymore. Canimal was the first store I fell in love with. I will still stand by my claim that this shop has the BEST flippy prim skirts you can get. And my Punk Rock plaid skirts will NEVER leave my inventory. Ever.

Canimal is an older store, she hasn't had an update in ages, and about a month ago I was discussing with Narita the possibility of it closing. Sigh, it didn't have to happen THIS soon after the conversation happened, but what do you do? Sure, Canimal really stopped creating ages ago, but it still feels like a huge loss. From casual, to punk, to goth, to naughty, there is so much to love and so much that we as a community are losing with this shop closing.

I honestly can't tell you when the closing date for the shop is, but you should get there and buy it out ASAP. There are also some freebies hiding around the shop, a could of jewelry sets, some stockings, so make sure to keep an eye out for those.

So Goodbye Canimal, you're definitely going to be missed. Thank you for all of the awesome you graced the grid with, and making my noob ass look hot. I'm more than positive I'm not the only person you helped with that, and we're all going to miss you. Like desperately.... Ohmygodpleasedon'tgoooooo :[

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The One Where Trickett Forgets How Wide The Blog Is, Again

And has to unhappily rescale her pictures which she spent a surprisingly long time measuring out the pixels on but is too lazy to redo them all. (This is why I like Paint, I can count the pixels. This is also, partially, why it takes forever.)

Anyway. A couple of weeks ago, before my computer died from dust overload, I decided to download Viewer 2 because I wanted to utilise the tattoo layers and because every other viewer that uses them hates me. I am taking the ability to rez things over the rubbish interface. Since then I've been looking out for tattoo layer freebies across the grid. :3
Also: free hair. :D

If you're sick of all the antlers and hooves on the grid you can adopt a seal-like disposition with this seal tattoo, a hunt prize from T&P. :3 There's a lack of interesting head gear and feasible tails for seal-people though. x: It was a store I found browsing through some Flickr pictures. It sells a lot of big shiny eyes. :3 There's a couple of clown make-ups out for 5L but officially-broke Trickett decided she may come back for those another day.

Elegant Epiffany was a store I found a last month. I think it was through a blog but unfortunately I don't remember which. x.x Since then the owner has very kindly gifted a lot of skins she's been working on and several make-up packs to her group as well as regularly changing her midnight mania (group only) board. These were a couple of the latest ones. The top ones are part of a pack available in the archive for a few more days and the bottoms ones are Christmas freebies available to everyone. There's also a Christmas themed lucky chair. :3

The back of the tattoo reads "...don't club me" but it was difficult to get a pose showing both the make-ups and the back without looking like my mother was part-seal, part-owl. Slight-fail blogger moment. You could club me for it but I will be using my antlers in self-defense. :3

I copied SLURLs from map so hopefully they're not messed up, they look suspicious. <.<

First Picture
Hair // Yuna's Hair // Group Gift (Fatpack)
Seal Make-Up / Eyes / Chest Tattoo // T&P // Winter Animal Lovers Hunt

Second Picture
Hair // Eha // Store Gift (Fatpack)
Eyes // T&P // Subscriber Gift
Top Eye Make-Ups // Elegant Epiffany // Group Gift
Bottom Eye Make-Ups // Elegant Epiffany // Christmas Gifts
Chest Tattoo // T&P // We Love Animal's Hunt

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here comes the Rooster

One of my favorite stores, Likka*House, is celebrating their 3rd anniversary! I remember when Likka was just starting out with her line of cheapy Alice dresses, that we all coveted. What I love even more is the daring and fun designs she's released as she's grown as a creator. The gift that she has out for her 3rd anniversary is definitely no exception. Check that tail out. I love it!

I don't know how long it will be out, But Miss Likka is generally pretty generous with her gifts so it should be out for some time. Grab it now though, just in case. And if you don't see much of me this week, it's cause my birthday is on Friday, so yeah. :P

Thursday, November 11, 2010

'Ello Poppets! :D

"Where have the Tricketts been? o:" You may ask. Well, I got sucked into an MMO for a while and didn't really log in properly for a few weeks or months, I don't really remember. x: Then I had some fun messing about with friends and then I had a completely different experience messing about with viewers, which all hate me. x: I'm currently contemplating downloading Viewer 2 because tattoo and alpha layers are great and Emergence isn't a very reliable rezzer...
Alternately you may ask "What is a Trickett?" which is a question without correct answer, really...

Today's post is brought to you by skins from Ello Poppet by Tala Swan and eyes from Esuga by Eilfie Sugarplum, both of which are participating in the Little Big Shop Event. :D
I was pretty happy with my Paint-happy pictures but I have to say Wren's last post is looking pretty awesome. (x

This skin and the eyes are a cheapy available at the Little Big Event Shop Event. The skin is priced at 10L and when you buy it you will also recieve a NC about a photo contest you can enter. :3 The eyes were designed by Esuga to match the full-price season-inspired skins available. There's four colours and they are 5L each untill the end of the event when they will be repriced in her store, which also sells skins you can find at the booth.
Once you're done in the Ello Poppet/Esuga booth you can hop outside and you'll find many other stalls. :3

I also thought I'd show you some of the freebies available at Ello Poppet's main store. These adorable card-deck skins are from the Mad Hatter's Hunt. There's also still a Hallowe'en Hunt prize out too and another 10L skin.
And as a final note, according to Tala's profile, the Ello Poppet store will only be on the grid until the end of November and after that all items will be moved to XStreet. Marketplace. That place, where they sell stuff and you don't have to leave your SLHouse/studio-platform/rabbit breeding empire. Her usual skins are very healthy-tanned with colourful make-ups so if you weren't so sure on the pale skins and the Fae skins, you can still give it a look in. :3

Eyes // Esuga at the Little Big Event // 5L, other colours available
Pink Fae Skin // Ello Poppet at the Little Big Event // 10L
Deck of Cards Skins // Ello Poppet // 0L, Mad Hatter Hunt prize

Edit: I screwed up the HTML somehow. Awesome. :D Hopefully I fixed it though. >.>

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Edgy + Sweet

I had so much stuff left over from Jewelry fair that I didn't get to and I felt terrible about, including these gorgeous pieces from Bliensen + Maitai. I remember the first necklace I got from the shop, like over two years ago, as a dollarbie. I wore it SO MUCH, and have since always kept an eye on the jewelry there. Probably my favorite of the releases for jewelry fair was the Rustique set, a generous and affordable collection of edgy and fun jewelry. The set comes with bracelets and a collar, and in leather and metal. I love the rough hewn edges and the leather lacing.

If you're looking for something a little more romantic, you definitely need this necklace. La Belle et La Bete is one of the most beautifully sculpted pieces I've seen recently, and besides the beautiful craftsmanship, and textures, this necklace is scripted for color change. There are a pile of different colors available, not just for the flower, but for the claws as well.

There was also a pretty large release of painted shell jewelry that is gorgeous, two of my favorite shown below. I love that it's taken from such a unique perspective, with the tryptic necklace, and the lovely metal work. Bliensen + Maitai have a lot of really lovely new releases out that you should check out if you didn't have time to run jewelry fair.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fancy Chic

Hey! I kinda ran away for a little bit, I'd been sick, and had a lot going on for a few days there so I just needed a little time to myself, but I'm back, and I have an insane backlog of pretties to show you. We'll start today with the last two releases from ~*The Black Canary*~. When Morrigan dropped his last set on me, I about died from how perfect it was. I have no problem saying it is among the top he's designed. This is Sovereign Rose, and it COMES with that gorgeous crown and scepter. Eyepatch does not, though, that's just something else I had kicking around in my inventory.

Morrigan has been on a tear recently with making more period regal pieces lately. 'Providence' is another recent release that is lovely and sets a standard among ~*The Black Canary*~ pieces. It comes with two sleeve options and looks beautiful in a severe, restricted way, which is really the distinct opposite of Sovereign Rose. I look like I could be a villain in a Disney movie. Kind of awesome.

Taking a more full look at Sovereign Rose lets you see just how detailed and beautiful it is. I put it in and left it on... for a couple of days at least. Along with that new Elika hair, that literally everyone on the grid now has. But it worked, and these are sets definitely worth your consideration. The releases from ~*The Black Canary*~ are getting better and better, and I can't wait to see what's next.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cutting through

I remember finding Lou Lou & Co. for the first time a very long time ago, right when the store was first opening. Accessories, cute accessories, I liked the accessories, but I'm so fickle about these things that I was never able to commit to buying anything. Well, in the past month, the proprietress, Lolly Carlberg, has left me reeling. Why's that? She's making clothing now, and I can't ignore it. It started with a top release during Rockin' Friday about a month ago. There was a corset style top available in a variety of styles in black and red. I got the promo piece without even thinking about it.

I didn't think much of it at the time but at the next Rockin' Friday showing, she had out an amazing dress, and again, I bought it without questioning. Then I started to think about it. These pieces are so great, and she's just starting out with the whole clothing thing. I'm so excited about it I can hardly stand it. Then came this week's Stumblebum. It's one thing to buy the cheapy day sale pieces, but this is different. Oh yes I bought it. Without thinking about it. Look at that, like I could say no. It's like that outfit was made specifically for me. It should be called 'Wrenja' really.

She also has two outfits out in hunts right now, one at Paradisis, and the other at her shop at Sassy City, both are darling, but I'm especially fond of the socks involved. Also, she has a bunch of stuff on sale at her Sassy City store, so really, you should stop by, two of the corsets from a few weeks ago are 55L and 60L respectively. Yes, I did buy them. Thank you very much. I just felt like I needed point out to everyone that we have a new clothing designer that is fucking KILLING it, and you should really pay attention over here, cause, really. Wow.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shades of Awesomeness

It's been a while since my last post, so hi again!!! Today I decided to go for a non-Goth look because, after all, I have some non goth clothing in my inventory, and they are so adorable I can't help but slapping them on every now and then.
Here you have a picture with little closeups on what I have on... man that cloth on the ground was so very comfortable on that lovely sim =D

The lovely lovely boots are the Hai boots by Miel, in Red. The amount of detail in them, a usual deal when it comes to Miel, is just outstanding. I never miss a chance to wear those boots.
The Cute hair is Lovage, by Lamb, and I got it during this 50L Friday. A great deal if you ask me. What I love about Lamb's hair is the textures on them, and the feeling of movement you get from every style, they all look so natural too.
As far as the clothes go, I'm wearing a knitted top by MNK*SHOP, and jeans from [AvB], both very cute basic pieces of clothing that can be combined with numerous accessories to create different styles. Versatility is always a plus when it comes to clothing if you ask me.

I'm also wearing black glasses by Cobrahive, one of my favorite accessories shop, and they go so well with the scarf and mittens from Reek... those are a must if you need to amplify your cuteness ---> mittens = massive adorable-ness

Last but not least, my very favorite: The skin... anyone that knows me knows I'm a skin junkie, specially when it comes to hand drawn skins u.u gosh!!! This one is by Rosy Mood, and it's absolutely amazing!! It's from the Mayu line and the makeup is called Bisque/Rock.

aaaaanyway =D I hope you liked my post and this time I promise it won't be so long till the next one <3 (I'm hoping at least one post a week)

huggs and kisses and muffins to everyone!

Ghanima Uriza

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wear Purple

Today is a pretty important day, an effort is being made to help bring awareness to the rash of GLBT suicides that have been plaguing the nation recently. Today, all across the grid, and the country, people will be wearing purple to help shine a light on a problem that hasn't been getting as much attention as it should. I know this is something that hits home for a lot of us especially those of us in the fashion community. I'd be devastated if my best friend, who happens to be gay, were to commit suicide. I'm fortunate in the fact that he is probably one of the feistiest I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and I'd be totally lost without him. But regardless, today we wear purple to show solidarity with our friends and family in the GLBT community, and let them know that they don't have to suffer in silence.

A lot of shops across the grid will be providing lovely purple gifts for you to help you in your efforts. Miamai has this gorgeous purple shirt, that has a bottom piece to turn it into an awesome bodysuit for free, and for today only. There is a men's style as well available so don't feel left out guys! I paired it with the new Mei Li jewelry set from Ticky Tacky, which isn't an official Wear Purple day event item, but it's beautiful anyway.

I'm also providing a couple of videos, the first being Fort Worth city council member Joel Burns discussing the suicides, and going into detail about the problem, and his message to the young GLBT community. The second being from the campaign to end prop 8. It's funny, it makes a good point. Enjoy it, and enjoy today. Straight Talk About Gay Marriage from on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Space in Between

Monday marked the opening of the new Sn@tch event DIVE. This time around you find yourself in a surreal hotel discovering the wicked past and horrible deeds of those who stayed in this place. All with a ridiculous amount of goodies to be found while you uncover the secrets of the Hyperion Hotel. Be ready to be thrust into a strange and Topsy Turvy world, where things aren't quite what they seem, but the gifts sure are.

There are a pile of prizes donated from fabulous stores, including Sn@tch, !ReTox!, Nomine, Gauze, and a whole host more to make it worth your while. Gather up your friends, it's not laggy yet! When my friends and I piled in last night we expected there to be more lag than could be dealt with, but start now before the hoards amass, it's completely worth your time and a fun way to spend an hour with your friends. DIVE will be open until November 14th, so there is plenty of time, but the longer you wait the more laggy it is likely to be.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Preditorial (still not a word.)

Now that Jewelry Fair is over and a fair amount of other stuff is taken care of I can get back to showing off the gorgeous new skins from De La Soul. I was really excited about the one I'm showing you today 'Howl'. When I saw it I knew exactly how I wanted to present it, and then League put out their 50L Friday native dress a few days later, and that sealed the deal. And yes, for those of you who picked up on it, the post title is me ripping on ANTM from a few weeks ago.

Every De La Soul skin comes with a pile of options, cleavage, freckles, blush, as well a selection of shapes to go along with it if you so choose. It's exciting to see Miss Destiny branching out into the human realm so that we can all get to know her style and talents in whatever way is most comfortable for us. Definitely give these skins a demo if nothing else. They are beautifully done, and nicely textured.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Of a Feather

Primalot is a store that gets overlooked more often than it really should. I'm totally guilty of it myself, but I'm in the process of correcting said matter. I first started to notice this when I was clearing out my inventory for Jewelry Fair and found an amazing seahorse earring from the shop. Their creations are exciting, interesting and indisputably well made and deserve a lot more attention than they actually get. This point was proven to me once again at Jewelry fair 2010, which you should really find some time for since it ENDS TODAY.

Let me introduce you to 'Kroaork'. This is one of the amazing sets available from Primalot at Jewelry Fair. It's edgy, unique, and gorgeous. It's editorial, it's fetish, it's utterly fantastic and I couldn't not possess this set. On top of being great, the set is compeltely color change, from the leather, to the metal edgings and the stones embedded in the set. There are plenty of colors to choose from as well so you can get this to fit with just about anything you might want to wear.

I love creators who aren't afraid to make something so different and challenging, and Primalot has proven they are totally up to the task. I know I'll be following them a lot closer than I had been previously, because they've definitely got the chops and I'm positive they'll only continue to impress and delight me. Still need another reason to consider this set? 50% of the profit is going to Oxfam, so you're doing a good thing while treating yourself. Another reason not to dally is that they are currently in the process of remodeling their shop, so today really is the LAST DAY to get this gorgeous set until they reopen at least.

Friday, October 15, 2010

dark and romantic

We're quickly nearing the end of Jewelery fair 2010, and I pity if you weren't able to kiss a certain male vampire for charity the other night. Totally worth every penny ;D. Regardless there is SO much to see, so many exclusives to grab, and pretties to drool over. Rozoregalia being top among them. I first learned about this shop on Fabulous Fashion about a year ago, and have been hooked since I bought the Vinca necklace.

Everything I'm showing is part of the RosenKavalier line for the most part, a frilly, romantic line of jewelry perfectly suited for the romantic goth or frilly lolita. Roses, black lace, and plenty of metal balance the pretty/edgy aesthetic and bring it all together. The first time I saw this series I whimpered because I knew how badly I needed it and, if you don't already own it, I'm positive you're making that exact same whimper right now.

There are a lot of different pieces to mix and match to make the sec special to you, three different bracelets are available to accent the series, and know that they all come with a black or white option, including that fabulous eyepatch up top, which I should mention connects to the piercing in my ear to the right. So fabulous.

Every piece is so unique, while the theme is familiar it comes from a completely different place, like this so called ring below, which fits more like a pretty sort of brass knuckles. ROSES TO THE FACE AND YOU LOVE IT. The chain looks like it could hurt, but is destroying the flowers really worth it?

If you're looking for something a little more edgy and a little less frilly take a look at the Gemma prim nail sets, far gone are the days where Candynail and love soul had a grid lock down on prim nails, Rozoregalia shows that they can play ball and play well. There are two styles available, for both men and for women, with all kinds of ring options, no ring options and just amazingly well made nails that make it clear you are not to be fucked with.

Friday, October 8, 2010

She Rips It Out

On the grid you'll find a variety of stores running the gamut in terms of style and price. One of the most extreme in both categories is the store Violator. A store filled to the brim with conceptual and avant garde clothing, hair, and jewelry is also one of the most notoriously expensive. Each piece is a work of art though, and worth your consideration, if only in appreciation. Luckily, their jewelry tends to fall in a more reasonable price bracket. And you can find them at this year's Jewelry Fair 2010!

Each piece is striking, dramatic, and commands your attention. There is something dangerous and exciting about the pieces most other stores just can't attain in their work. This store was definitely among my favorites showing at the fair, but if you know anything about me, it really shouldn't be all that surprising.

You're going to see a lot of pearls, diamonds and traditionally pretty jewelry at Jewelry Fair as to be expected. A lot of it is gorgeous but few things stand up to the intimidating beauty that Violator brings to the table. The distinct vision that is brought to every piece is expertly wrought and worth giving a chance. Many stores attempt what Violator does with ease and fail. Better to pay a little more and get the original, knowing you're acquiring a quality product.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the new line for skins from De La Soul, well known for their anthro skins. She's released her very first line of human skins. Female, with male skins to come. Today I'm showing you 'Classic', which I adore, the subtle lips with the dynamite eyeshadow. These skin sets come with three different options, normal, blush and freckles, as well as a shape in different heights and options if you so choose. I have a couple of different skins I'll be showing from De La Soul over the next few days, and in the end show a full review of everything after really getting down and playing with them. So far I love them.
Recently there was a tribute to Yves Saint Laurent fashion show with designers featuring new sets celebrating this House's work. Seldom Blue presented this gorgeous dress with rich colors and more skirt options than a girl could know what to do with. Optional shoulder ruffles, hair pieces and beautiful textures over all I couldn't help but fall for these dresses.

Finally, if you didn't hear, Love Soul has a special Halloween wagon event going on with special deals available for a limited time. Most if not all of the stores have something out in the plaza adjacent to Love Soul's main shop. I couldn't help myself when I saw NALA's ribbon eyepatch. It is ridiculously fantastic, and only 66L for a limited time. It's pretty Visual Kei, which is something I've been kind of over for a long time, but I still adore the dramatic nature of it, and recommend you picking it up while you have the chance.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What I wore

If you couldn't be there, you should know the Sn@tch fashion show was a sight to behold, and went off without a hitch. It was so much fun to take part in and the crowd was amazing! I really want to thank Ivey for letting me take part in it this year, it was a fantastic experience. If you weren't there, and hell, even if you were, here is a closer look at the outfits I wore on the runway, with all of the details so that you an recreate these looks yourself.

Everyone went crazy for the Riding Hood set from Nomine, and with just cause, from the gorgeous skirt to the intricate cloak, there is plenty to lust over here. My second look was unquestionably more casual, but no less stunning, there was at least one comment from the crowd about how gorgeous the ruffles on the gelato top were, and the fangbanger velvet pants are a fantastic match to this top. I hope you guys had as much fun coming to the event as I had being in it, I can't wait to see what Ivey pulls out of her hat next year!

Finally a huge thanks to everyone involved, Ivey, Munch, Vincentvile, and Yukio. You put together an amazing show guys!

P.s. - get on that skybox Yukio :O pretty plz!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What you've been waiting for at long last

TONIGHT is the Sn@tch INFERNO fashion show featuring ME, but probably more importantly the designs of the lovely Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch, Munchflower Zaius of Nomine and Vincentvile DeSantis of Forsaken. Get ready to be possessed by these three demons of fashion as they present some of their newest, and fantastic designs starting at 7:30 pm. I will be posting a link to the show as we draw closer to the open. There will be swag, and there WILL be an after party, so you know you have to show up for that.

Today I'm wearing one of my favorite pieces, the Hypo Plaid chaps. I love the idea of chaps in general, I have a pile of them hiding in my inventory, but these ones are special since they play to my plaid fetish as well. Paired with Sn@tch's 'Borderline' pearls, the set is lovely, and totally capable of being an outfit in normal rotation in your closet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bold makeup, yes?

First came the Lamb 'Glass Candy' hair. "When meshes are introduced I'll make you a data jack and we'll cyberpunk role play for a week." he said. Can you imagine? Ugh, it's like the most beautiful thing, and all I can really think about since it was said. Shaved heads, data jacks, and now this new skin from Tres Blah exclusively at the newest Designers United event with it's glossy black eye makeup. It's so Barbarella I can hardly stand it. I nearly bought it the night DU opened but held off until this morning when I couldn't take it anymore. This new round of DU is only running until the 26th, so make your decisions quickly, or you're gonna miss out and cry profusely because you didn't buy this skin.

Tres Blah isn't the only store with a new release to make you makeup mavens squirm with glee. Cupcakes dropped their new London line of skins yesterday, and you can not ignore the 'Lime' makeup. I'm in love with the eyebrows as well for whatever reason, they're the perfect shade of black, where as other skins don't quite get it right. Not cheap, but these aren't crap skins either and are worth the investment. Dominate, intimidate, and be fabulous my lovelies.

Monday, September 20, 2010

We'll infect your carnal mind

In the event that you'd forgotten we are drawing ever closer to the Sn@tch INFERNO fashion show, two days and counting down to Wednesday night (the 22nd) at 7:30 pm until one of the biggest alt fashion shows of the year. The show will be featuring designs from Sn@tch, Nomine and Forsaken, and is sure to be an awesome time.

In the mean time I'll show you a couple more new releases from Sn@tch, separates and flirty, casual dresses. If you haven't yet, clear your calendar and be ready for the alt event of the season, come lag or demons bargaining for your soul, make sure to be there. I paired everything with some of my favorite hair for Hair Fair, from the store Ava-Tare. Her new releases are exciting, fun, and completely creative. I know a couple of creators who fawned over the Sultana hair above when I showed it to them. Hair Fair closed last night, so you should expect to see these hairs in store in the next few days, if not hours.