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.