Monday, December 31, 2007

Cracking myself up

So I was trying on some new skins that I aquired and I realized that they were male skins. Then I thought, "Hey, that's not so bad. I spend quite a bit of my time at music festivals and such, so this is, in some ways a more accurate reflection of what a whole lotta women I see everyday look like. I was especially amused by my 'Happy Trail' although I was disappointed that I don't have hairy armpits. (or as one potential but not for long beau put it, my 'goddess hair') So as I dance around to the happy sounds of The Animal Liberation Orchestra, I wish you all a great New Year and Peace out my Sistahs, and my brothers too!

In case you want to recreate my groovy style. I'm wearing the Minnu skins h pale shaved, Freebie Maitreya hair. Jewelry from the Second Mirage advent tree. In the top picture I'm wearing jeans from The L word orientation freebie pants from Dutch Touch. Microphage group gift tube top and Freebie LBD coat from LeeZu Baxter. In the bottom picture, both my pants and tank are from Dutch Touch and my bracelet is from Second Mirage and my necklace is from Reaction Girls. Lashes from Cake.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pushing Daisies

When I get bored I try to make avatars that look like famous people. I've been working on my Zooey Daschenal for awhile, but I just can't get it. In trying I managed to make a pretty good Anna Friel from Pushing Daisies. Anna is wearing a dress from the Ivalde advent tree, Free newbie gift hair from Diversity hair and the free Another Shop skin in (Le)brow 2, freckles, gluttony. Eyes are freebie from House of Zen.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Skin shocker!

Wow, Another Shop is causing a real kerfuffle with this freebie. These gorgeous skins are completely free. The pictures in the Artilleri bikini are the free modifiable shapes they come with, the pictures in the Dutch Touch tank are on my own shape. The hair is from the Bossa Nova Hunt and the different eye colors are from the freebie eye set at Zen.

Here is the big deal with these skins. There are 4 skin tones, 7 makeups in each tone. Each tone comes in freckled and unfreckled and with a choice of 2 different brows. On top of that you get 4 different brow colors. So far I count 1792 combinations, but my math may be sketchy. As if that wasn't enough, each skin is offered with the files and full permissions. So if you have photoshop and know how, you could could play around and create your own makeup. I literally played around with these skins for over two hours! Have fun!

Monday, December 24, 2007

This warrents a whole new body

We've been receiving so many free gifts from Vintage shops lately, that I decided to make a specific vintage shape. I hoisted up the puppies and cinched in the waist a bunch. I took my inspiration from the movie 'Anything Goes' with Bing Crosby that was on the other night. It still needs work. I know what I'm trying to achieve, but unfortunately hughe bouyant boobs and little waists are the benchmark of the newbie bod which is the last thing I'm trying to achieve.

Anyhoo. Here's some treats. All the hair in these picks are from the Bossa Nova ornament hunt. Which was HARD by the way, but someone sent out a cheat sheet. Normally I would not approve of that but Moire Georgette said it was ok, so if the designer is ok with it, so am I.

The purple dress is from the Ivalde advent gift tree as is the long green gown. The red dress is from the Bossa Nova hunt. All jewelry is from the Second Mirage Advent calendar.
Also thanks so much to Gogo for all the free poses! Her store is Demouiselles. Oooh, and let's not forget the skin is a group gift from Tete a Pied.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A mish-mash

Someone came up to me today while I was at Ivalde and told me they read my blog. I LOVE that. I'm serious. You just never know when you do this, if anyone is reading or not. Please always feel free to talk to me if you see me around.

So I'm wearing the blow-pop Mellie group freebie skins and The Philotic Energy group hair. The jewelry is from the Second Mirage advent calender.
All the clothing is from the Savvy Avvy present hunt which they didn't make too hard thank God. Although, when I was having problems with rezzing and I couldn't see anything, I kept asking "what are we looking for?" like, um, candy canes, or, oh, santa hats or something. ..No one answered me. This became obvious to me when I realized that no one wanted to say, "the big giant present you just tripped over, dumbass" There were way more gifts than I've blogged here. Including more of those great purses and a bunch of stuff for guys.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

More new skins and pretty dresses

I don't think I can remember a time when there have been so many free quality skins (and shapes) available here in SL. I went over to Love,Aly and got the L'oreal Paris skins she has on display. For freeeeee. In the Yellow dress, by Ivalde, I am wearing the pink one. I had a problem with that one and two of the others. The eyebrows were really low. I tried changing bald caps and screwing around with the eyebrows in apearance, but I still looked angry. In the large picture I'm am wearing the vintage one and it looks nice. I'm showing them all on my own shape by the way. I did try on the others with the shape they came with and they looked much better. In the beautiful purple *icing* group gift, I am wearing the TaP skin I won on their opening day.

Monday, December 17, 2007

You stay off the internet for one day....

I had a RL Christmas party at my house Saturday night, so I was nursing a hangover all day yesterday and didn't log on. My first thought when I woke up this morning was, "oh shit! I missed an Advent day at Ivalde!" I haven't even done any RL shopping yet, and this is what I'm worried about....?

But I made up for it today. I hoofed it quick to Ivalde and got this pretty white slip dress. Then I found out that Tete a Pied was having a hunt to win a free skin. I love love love TaP skins, they make me want to lick myself. (Like and ice cream cone, coz I'm delicious, sheesh)

So the White dress is from Ivalde, the hair is a freebie from Diversity hair. And this gorgeous skin and swanky suit are from the new Tete a Pied Sim on Fleur.

I did want to say one more thing. When I was at the TaP sim I couldn't find any of the tickets. Roslin was there so I asked her for clues. Being one of the nicest, most awesome designers out there, she gave them to me. I still hard time, but I was kind of a dumbass. The thing is, I have made it a policy of mine on this blog not to tell you EXACTLY where the freebies are. Part of the reason designers are so generous is that it brings you to the store. So while looking for the freebies, you have to kind of look around which may inspire you to buy something. If everyone knew exactly where they were, you could just grab them and leave. The same goes for hunts. Hunts are set up to have fun, be social, promote the store and say 'Thank you' to customers. It's more fun to actually go there and talk to other people and help each other find things than to just have a map. Anyway, that's my two cents about that. The quality of freebies has taken a huuuuge leap and bloggers and shoppers have a responsibility to make sure that it is worth the while of the designers.:)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Some now, more later

Todays score from Ivalde is the lovely yellow party dress. Crucifix is Advent gift from Second Mirage. Skin is group gift from Dutch Touch. Hair was a group gift from Philotic Energy.
In the second Picture, I am wearing free group gifts from Dutch Touch of the tank top and the pants. Which are supposed to be for guys Pffffth! The cameo necklace is from Second Mirage.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I got tagged by Myllie which I can't really complain about since I whined so much last time about NOT getting picked.

~What I want for Christmas ~
Copy the below text into your posting, add your reply, add your tagged members (5 please), then leave them a post or email letting them know they’ve been tagged. I can’t wait to read what everyone has for an answer…
Question 1 – What is the one thing you always wanted for Christmas as a child, but never got. Even now, as an adult, it would be pretty cool if you got it.
Hmmm, I don't really remember any traumatic no shows. I always eye those huge gift with purchase makeup things at department stores, but I usually buy one for myself and then wrap it.
Question 2 – What is the one thing you wish for this Christmas (for yourself)? I wish someone would completely disregard my common sense and get me a puppy. Then I could tell my landlord that I couldn't say no because it was a gift!
Question 3 – What would you wish for, if the sky was the limit, and nothing was impossible?
A full ride scholarship for my daughter for college. That my dog could live as long as me, young and healthy. A cute, managable home and a car that would work all the time.

I tag: Creamy Cooljoke,Cherlindrea Lamont,Karina Mayflower, Bryanna Davies, Esmeralda Homewood

Ps. Sweater is a group gift from Artilleri, Hair is Advent gift from Wrong


Some stuff I threw together via giftiness. Grey sweater, red and black striped dress and skin from Ivalde. Shiny black pants from Wrong. Sunglasses from Reaction Girl. Gold chains from Second Mirage. Belt is part of the Christmas gown gifts from DeFleur and the hair is, of course, from Maitreya.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

DeFleur deconstructed

Defleur Fashions has four long Christmas freebie gowns. They are all pretty, but my first thought was how all the pieces could be taken apart and used in other things. So I put my own spin on it and created my little 70's Jersey houseparty outfit. I copied the little fur muffs and stuck them on my ankles.I used the belt and corset from the set and just the pants without the prim skirt. My black beaded necklace is an Advent gift from Second Mirage. Hair is the freebie from Maitreya. Updo is from Marlys

Monday, December 10, 2007

This is what happens....

So there I was just minding my own business, happily wearing my Tshirt from [Random] my brand new Advent earing fromSecond Mirage and my capris and skin from Ivalde and I realized I was up to my earholes with Xmas shopping. So I did what any reasonable person would do, I jumped in the ocean in my Reaction wet suit and bling raindear antlers from Callie Cline. Of course that made me cry like a little baby, good thing I was wearing my freebie skin from Ravenwear!

Friday, December 7, 2007

I can't keep up

Oh Golly, I get so confused sometimes. The shear numbers of freebies happening right now is outstanding. When I think about what to blog, I find myself not wanting to blog things that have already been featured on Fabulously Free in SL or SL Free*Style because it would get boring seeing the same things over and over. But then I had someone remind me that there are people reading this who aren't necessarily on the Fashion World of SL feed. So why not?

Also, I wondered if people want to see pictures of group gifts or Advent gifts that are no longer available. Wouldn't that be frustrating? But then I thought it would still give them a good idea of the kinds of stores they like and which groups they would like.

So on that note, I present some findings. The striped shirt is an advent gift from Wrong. The pink halter dress is a freebie available at Ingenue. (It has been brought to omy attention that this is actuallly a 5L$ item, it's really beautiful, the back has great detail. None of which are shown photographed. My bad)The diamond necklace in that picture is an advent gift from Second Mirage.The maroon dress is a freebie from the Tuli Zoo sim, the shoes I'm wearing in that picture are from the Maitreya group gift and the gold jewelry is from Second Mirage advent tree.
I'm wearing the freebie MM skin available for group members. I am a member of the Free*Style group and during a group chat, there was an offer for a free $L50 gift card for PopFuzz, so I took one and bought two pairs of eyes, dark hazel and light hazel. I am on my never ending quest for my perfect eyes and I'm really digging the dark hazel.
It should go without saying that everyone should be stopping in once a day at Ivalde, Reaction ,Wrong, and Second Mirage for Advent gifts and SYD for Hanukkah gifts. Right, right?

Monday, December 3, 2007

I'm officially back in elementary school

O.K. So I've been reading the Fashion World feed today, getting sadder and sadder. Hoping and hoping that someone would tag me (which is silly, because really nobody KNOWS me) which started to make me feel more and more like the kid I was in elementary school that no one picked for teams. Then I though to myself, "Sherpa" I thinks.."You are no longer in elementary school, it is no longer necessary to throw yourself into books, pretend you have an invisible pet lion and that Donny Osmond is your boyfriend. You are a grown up now and you are playing in a world where all those things are possible, so suck it up and take some control of your whiny inner baby"

On that note, I tag myself, (and anyone else who feels like they are sitting on the bench) and I now present.
8 Random Facts about Myself that you may or may not care to know
*I am old enough to have wanted Donny Osmond to be my boyfriend (and would take him in a heartbeat if he decided to completely throw away his religion and family and run away with me)
*I no longer have an invisible pet lion, but I do have a very real black lab, Mastiff, Great Dane named Amos who weighs well over a hundred pounds.
*I work in a library and read A LOT and could keep up with the best of them parsing the classics, but have a soft spot for graphic novels and chick lit.
*I also am addicted to reality T.V. and I think Tila Tequila should pick Danny and New York should be with Tailor Made even though I hate him.
*I have a difficult time making friends because I am very shy. This goes for SecondLife as well as First Life. I counter this by being "brassy" which makes people forget that I am shy. So if anyone wants to take me under their wing, I would be grateful and forever loyal.
*I have raised a daughter to adulthood all by myself.
*I am a theatrical costume designer in my free time
*I am a "Fag Hag" although I've been told by the kids that the new term is "Fruit Fly" which for some reason I keep thinking is "Fairy Dust" and my very first boyfriend is a professional Drag Queen in New York.
Ok, that's eight. So for all you kids out there who weren't tagged, I now proclaim (with the power invested in me by absolutely no one but myself) that you should all consider yourself it.
Addendum: Creamy tagged me. "You like me, you really like me!"

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The overwhelming freeness of it all

Wow! All the freeness is coming faster than I can blog it. Not that I'm complaining. I would be so psyched if I could gift some of these thing is Real life too. "Here Dad, I got you a pair of sunglasses from Reaction, party on Pop!" So what we having going on here so far today (and I haven't even gone to the pearl hunt at sin skins yet. Is it just me or did that sound dirty?) Ok, focus. The skin is a group giveaway for Soda's new subscribe-o-matic group. The hair is a freebie from Marly's. The green and blue jewelry group is day one's advent give from Second Mirage and the purple jewelry is day two's. The beige lace top is the top half of day two of Ivalde's advent giveaway and the camo top is todays gift from Wrong.

A few tips.

At Wrong, there are two Christmas trees. All day long yesterday I kept going to the (no pun intended) wrong tree and couldn't find the gift. I am a dumbass. So it might be a different tree each day, look under both.

At Ivalde you have to be wearing the group tag. Ok, phew. I think I will take a break from virtual shopping and go actual shopping. Nothing says 'relax' like a day at the mall before Christmas.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Free eyes and Ivalde happiness

Went over to Ivalde to get my first advent calender gift. It's beautiful, the embroidery detail on the bodice is amazing. Sometimes the dresses here literally make me gasp with happiness and this one was free! Rendili has some freebie christmas eyes. One has a candycane design and the other is a gold ornament, which actually looks very pretty. I'll probably sport those while on my search for the perfect free eyes.