Epiphany: Opportunity for ultimate mix & match

Last night before I went to bed, I kept playing around with all my Epiphany goodness.  I kept on adding things to myself, and soon enough, I found a combination sitting in front of me that I thought was super cute!  I know creators sometimes work in a bubble, but lots of the items from this round work quite well together and create amazing opportunities to make it your own.

I would say one of my favorite items this round comes from Reign.  The garter socks & thigh highs will be multiple appearances on this blog. They are one of those pieces that can really take an outfit from meh to yay!

After a bit of a hiatus, I forgot how much work gachas are–unpackinggggggggg. OMG. But, I also forgot how lost I can get in just trying to make all the odds and ends fit together somehow.  It was a nostalgic feeling, and I am glad Epiphany made me remember something I lost.

TP to Epiphany Main Sim

TP to Epiphany Cam Sim

Epiphany Shopping Guide

-Credits-
Real Evil- Era Shoulder Harness – Common – Black @ Epiphany
Real Evil-Era Top – Common – Black @ Epiphany
*Besom~spellbound *Acid @ Epiphany
ERSCH – Bat Girl Gacha 01 Headband black @ Epiphany
Izzie’s – Lua Evil Eyes – fire mesh @ Epiphany
REIGN.- Coven Ankle Boots (Maitreya-High) RARE @ Epiphany
REIGN.- COVEN SKATER SKIRT (MAITREYA LARA)- BLACK @ Epiphany
REIGN.- Coven Socks w/Garter (Maitreya-High) @ Epiphany
REIGN.- SPELLBOOK BAG @ Epiphany
`M.BIRDIE / I Luv Julie! . A choker1 @ Epiphany

Other items I am wearing:
Glam Affair- Lilo Catwa Applier
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
CATWA HEAD Dyana V4.9
Slink Ankle Lock* Free
Poses by An Lar -Elena Series

Epiphany: Azuchi & Paper Arrow

Happy Sunday SL peeps!

I did some mixing and matching of both the Paper Arrow and Azuchi releases for Epiphany.  Azuchi has released a Maitreya exclusive outfit for the event.  It includes a unique cincher wide belt that pulls the cropped top into the body.  These pieces create a beautiful silhouette.  Both pieces can also be worn separately.  You can see a close up of the cincher below, which truly impresses me! The jeans you can see in several pictures, and I adore them.  They have a great shape to them, hitting the feet at the perfect spot to wear heels and I love, love how the cincher slides nicely over the jeans to create a polished look.  Also, I had to show you the “Witch Please” tank top, which sits perfectly over the jeans, but I decided to mix them up and wear with the Paper Arrow yoga pants (it is Sunday afterall…that is my yoga pants day).

I love, love Paper Arrow’s boots and knit sock tops.  I could not begin to show you all the colors available in the boots, so I highlighted the black and a color version.  I like that they come with a pair of pants that you know they will work with well.  I spend forever trying to get boots to work with pants.  It is a minor side obsession.

Glam Affair released a stunning skin.  I am a big fan of pastel, soft faces, and Mina achieves this so well.  I do not have the Bibi head (I am grounded from the Catwa store), but I think the skins looks perfect on Dyana.  :)  I also am wearing Izzie’s eyes, which are available at Epiphany too. I am obsessed.  They have these teary versions, which were perfect for my Sunday look (crying that the weekend is over).

same-look-different-way

I kept on mixing and matching after the pics! So many combinations! What I like about both Paper Arrow and Azuchi is that they put out items that work well with each other and other pieces.   I can mix and match to my heart’s content!

All poses in this series were from An Lar [Zara Series] and are available at The Crossroads.

TP to Epiphany Main Sim

TP to Epiphany Cam Sim

Epiphany Shopping Guide

[Azuchi] Heidi Pants *Shown in Faded black & moss COMMON @ Epiphany
[Azuchi] Heidi Cincher * Shown in Black/White & Black/Red RARE @ Epiphany
[Azuchi] Heidi Shirt * Shown in Black/Green & Black/Red @ Epiphany
[Azuchi] Heidi Tank “Witch Please” @ Epiphany
Paper Arrow- Yoga Pants RARE @ Epiphany
Paper Arrow- Sock Tops RARE @ Epiphany
Paper Arrow-Wellington Boots COMMON @ Epiphany
Glam Affair- Mina Catwa Applier -Asia Rare 2 @ Epiphany
Izzie’s Lua Teary Eyes in Green @ Epiphany
Poses-An Lar- Zara Series @ The Crossroads

Other items
Truth Hair- Cerys in pastels
Just Design Lucia Heels
Doe Hair – Verity
Ikon Charm Eyes (only first picture)
Catwa – Dyana Head
Maitreya Mesh Body
Glam Affair – Moirah Catwa Applier (only 1st picture) @ Collabor88
Ingenue :: Tabatha Heels (Maitreya) :: Lichen @ Collabor88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slumber party

Paper Arrow Boy Briefs preview for Epiphany
Azuchi Emily Cropped Top for Mesh Body Addicts Bi Monthly

Hair 1: Tableau Vivant \\  Starry Night \\ Ponytail – Blonds
Hair 2: TRUTH HAIR Loni  @ TFC until July 15th
Hair 3: /Wasabi Pills/ Ryleigh Mesh Hair – Blonds
Hair 4: Blues. Scarlet – Naturals 1

Jewelry: Izzie’s – Cowrie Shell Necklace The Seasons Story
Izzie’s – Cowrie Shell Choker @ The Seasons Story
Izzie’s – Cowrie Shell Bracelet  @ The Seasons Story

Pose 1: . Infiniti . – Behind – Single Poses
Pose 2: *EverGlow* – Breeze poses
Pose 3: an lar [poses] The Sweetness Series
Pose 4: Body Language NEKOMIMI @ We<3RP July

Skin Applier-Glam Affair -Bell @ Collabor88
Veechi Catliner Catwa Applier
Pink Fuel Doll2 Lipstick Catwa Applier

and she blossomed

-Credits-

an lar [poses] The Kildaire Series SOON @ WLRP*
(Yummy) Flower Nymph Necklace – Pink SOON @ WLRP*
* WE LOVE RP starts each month on the 4th at 1 PM SLT and lasts for the whole month. * 

Glam Affair – Dynasty Headdress (Sticks) Sakura @ Fameshed
Glam Affair – Dynasty Headdress (Branch) Sakura @ Fameshed
Glam Affair – Catwa Applier – Kumi @ Kustom9
{Luxuria} Bella Seed of Inspiration @ Gacha Garden
Izzie’s – Spring Midi Rings @ Uber
[DUE] Suzy
Astralia – Blossom Gacha petals [pink]

Holding On

Greeting and happy Sunday,

I have been a little bit on the grouchy side of life lately, and today, I am going to try to be positive and appreciate the many, many blessings in my life.  I hate funks.  And my funk has to do more with my real life, but the real life stuff that makes you forget to stop and enjoy life.  So, as the title suggests, I am holding on to my zen.

And that leads to my little run out to my garden house in SL.  I recently acquired new land and I love little glass garden houses.  You can find some of the items I used down below in the credits.  At the time, I was also sifting through my inventory and I settled on this outfit–it was so comfortable looking.

See my cute shorts–They are by Paper Arrow who debuted I believe around the summer time, and I have been impressed with their releases for many reasons.  They release footwear, accessories, and clothes.  Their clothes also include fittings for Maitreya, Slink Original and Hourglass, Belleza Isis, Freya, and standard sizes.  I mean–I know that takes lots of work, so I am very appreciative to any designer that includes so many options.  As a shopper, I tend to gravitate to those brands, which is why I also have a Blueberry item on.  Both brands think of all shoppers and the mesh bodies they wear when they create, and that is pretty cool.  You don’t have to worry–will it fit me?  You can find the cute shorts I’m wearing at The Season Story–they come in a plethora of patterns that connect to that winter theme.  The fit is amazing.  You will absolutely adore them.   Is anyone else really excited to see more and more Slink Hourglass items!?  I am.

The minute I demo’d the Tableau hair, Shocking Hair, I knew I wanted it.  Lots of attitude and I love their blonde shades.  I loved the bangs, the way it parted, and the profile of the hair is also pretty killer.  You can find it at Collabor88.  And I am obsessed with mesh heads, so seeing that Glam Affair made appliers for LOGO and Catwa  for Collabor88 made me squeal–another brand who keeps the shoppers in mind and always releases mesh head appliers mixed with system skins.  Glam Affair Lia for Catwa is so soft, with some pouty lips that she fit my mood perfectly, especially for my picture.

Not normally so chatty, but I felt like writing something this morning!  Cheers to keeping yourself in zen mode this coming week.

Sophee Mojo

*New*
paper.arrow pj.shorts floral [s-hourglass] @ Season Story is OPEN  [also available for Maitreya, Slink Original, Belleza, Standards]
Tableau Vivant \\ Shocking hair – Blonds @ Collabor88
Glam Affair-Catwa Applier-Lia @ Collabor88

 Other Credits:
BentBox Sylvan Ears – Small
Blueberry – Shyla – Knotted Tops – Slink Hourglass    [also available for Maitreya, Slink Original, Belleza, Standards]
CATWA HEAD Annie V4.3
IKON Triumph Eyes
paper.arrow heart.necklace.rose
Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body
Pose by An Lar-Being Miss Read series

Other Credits:
[PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Seed Box RARE (gacha item)
Shutterfield-LD  jug with flowers – country white
*MC* Last Summer Days / Flowers in a bottle #17 (gacha item)
Soy. Old laboratory table (white metal) *worked well as a garden house table
[PM]Pixel Mode – THG – Small Clay Pots  (gacha item)
dust bunny . lily greenhouse  (gacha item)

Breeze drifting on by



Pose by An Lar-Walled Series

I needed a relaxing outfit for today, and Paper Arrow has the perfect items to do so!  Paper Arrow supports Belleza Isis and Freya, Slink Physique, and they also offer a Maitreya Beta.   You can pick up your halloween orange joggers once you join their VIP group.

-Credits-

Belleza– Freya
Flite– Classic WingTips – Coal
IKON– Spectral Eyes
Paper Arrow– cozy.tee ice [Belleza-Freya]
Paper Arrow– lazy.jogger black [Belleza-Freya]
TRUTH HAIR Elyse
Belleza– Faye Pale Bl 2

Hair Fair closes July 26th

Hair Fair closes down in just 2 days.  I love this event and will be organizing my inventory for a long time, putting away all of the beautiful styles I bought while Hair Fair was open. Don’t forget Bandana Day is July 26th.  On this day, you may wear any of the bandanas you purchased at hair fair. 100 percent of the sales of the bandanas go to Wigs for Kids and will only be available during Hair Fair.

*Credits* (Left to right)
MURRAY- Magdalena Hairstyle / Platinums
Atomic. {Hi – Lo Light} Set 1 @ Uber
Glam Affair-50s Eyeglasses
Glam Affair – Kallisto – Asia
Poses by Sari Sari

Exile:: In The Shade
Bueno-Summer Skirt-Lara -Khaki @ Uber June*
Glam Affair – Dahuta Shirt 7  @ Kustom9
Izzie’s – Eternity Choker white (vintage) @ Oh My Gacha
Izzie’s – Wooden Button Bracelet & Wooden Button Ring pink @ Wayward Carnival
Glam Affair – Kallisto – Asia 07 B

Vanity Hair:Never Wanted U-Blonds
-Pixicat- Rustic.Shirt – DarkBlue  @ Uber June*
Izzie’s – Summer Memories Necklace silver (2 chains) @ Mesh Ave
[monso] My Ripped Jean – Black @ Kustom9
Glam Affair – Kallisto – Asia 08 B
Poses by An Lar-Even Flow

.LeLutka.Dalila hair.FIT.B
.K. Imprudence Dress (Kelini)
Glam Affair – Kallisto – Asia 06 A
Poses by Maurkin-Grey Lady

Hair Fair 2015 Join Us Poster

I am challenging you. Do you accept?

I challenge you, but you have to read it to see if you can do it.

I started blogging not too long ago, but not exactly yesterday, so I know some things, but try to be safe and say….on going learner in practice because I learn so much from all of you.  I know some of us may not be close, so my question might be considered personal, but I’m going to ask it away.  Do you think SL blogs are on there way out?  Do you read them? Or have you navigated over to Flickr and given up your blogosphere?

I have lots of questions as you can see.  I like to be a paradox, so bear with me.  As a consumer, Flickr is nice. You see. You click. You sometimes fave (or perhaps cringe–NSFW pics do that, especially when not prepared).  You even comment.  It seems so easy.  So, can someone tell me why I should blog too?  Most of the amazing blogging community houses their pictures on Flickr, and most of the creators do the same.  AND some creators even acknowledge they don’t look at blogs anymore (source plurk).  Then, there is this new obstacle to become a blogger for an event or a creator: how many flickr favs can you garnish in 24 hours.

I am not really sure how I feel about it. So, I leave it in your hands.  There is no survey. There is no multiple choice quiz. You just have to comment.  Show your influence.  If I get no comments, then why in the world would I use this space. I get more comments on Flickr.  But, if you think blogs have a place still, sound off.  Tell me. Show me.  Do you buy things you find on blogs? Do you visit stores you find on blogs? Are blogs relevant? As someone who recently undertook managing a brand, I understand the need to be everywhere.  It is hard to make a name for yourself, but does it matter if nobody is there?  I am knocking folks. Will you answer?

*New Items*
The Secret Store – Carmen Midkini/Top and Bottom – Tropical – Fitted @ Collabor88
Pose by An Lar-Kneeled Series @ We
::Exile::Under The Sun with Hair Sticks Accessory @
Collabor88
Zaara [Goa party] : Retro sunglasses *rosegold-pink* (ty Lyrical!)
@ The Arcade
LISP – Mesh – Summer Punch Modern Deck Chair @
Collabor88
Other Credits:
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3, Hands & Feet
[Brixley] Haze Eyes – mint
.: Standby Inc. – Beach Radio [Bubblegum]
[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray
Sari-Sari – Summer House – Towel Crate
PILOT – Inflatable Table/Ottoman & Chair
~silentsparrow~ & Schadenfreude RAYGUN! (noisy cricket)
:::SGB::: VCO Gacha – jelly water gun (yellow)
The Loft – Verona Pool
erratic / home – drink / margarita
DeeTaleZ *Appliers* LeLuka Heads “Face Dove” Nordic