Friday I’m In Love!

25 07 2008

“I don’t care if Monday’s blue

Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday I’m in love.”
— The Cure
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the 80’s party at MDR Photo Studio. Coming up with an appropriate outfit was not as easy as I thought it would be. My original idea was to go as Madonna from Lucky Star. Alyssa Bijoux even made me a great big star earring for the costume. But alas, I couldn’t find the rest of the pieces to go with it. So I opted for casual 80’s instead.

But, when all else fails, I say go WRONG. I LOVE this store and probably have a majority of their stock in my inventory. Their clothing is edgy and fabulous. Rocker chick, Gothy girl, or Punk chic – no matter your style you can find something to love at WRONG. Go check them out. They recently did a remodel (well, it’s recent to me at least) and always have great deals on clothing.

So…wanna see what I’m wearing to 80’s night?

Of course, my favorite band of the 80’s was Duran Duran (they still are my favorite band, in fact) and the side project a few of the member did, Arcadia, is one of my all-time favorite records. I took my avatar’s name from that record so I thought it only fitting that I wear an Arcadia t-shirt to 80’s night. I paired that with the Black Bondage Mini with straps from WRONG, along with the red stripey socks and their Basic Boots. For jewlery, what is more 80’s than black jelly bracelets? I snagged those at Cake.

So come and join me at the MDR party tonight and let me see what you remember about 80’s fashion. Official press release below followed by the model info. Hope to see you there!
MDR Remembers 80’s College Rock
Notice by Rhodesy Durant

Don your 80’s gear and TP to MDR Phto Studio for Maht’s very best of 80s College rock. Starting at 7 p.m. SL time tonight, MDR’s DJ/Photographer Maht Wuyts will be spinning REM, Siouxsie, Replacements, Robyn Hitchcock, the Cure, the Smiths, the Pixies, and more!

Photo shoots will be given away and many other prizes. The more the merrier! Let’s crash the sim! Can’t wait to see you there!

Model Info:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: ETD – MeriJayne II, Chocolate
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Black
Top: Arcadia T- Shirt created by Mustang Mantha
Skirt: WRONG – Black Bondage Mini with Straps (belt buckle from Red Bondage Mini)
Socks: WRONG – Stripey Socks, Red
Shoes: WRONG – Basic Boots, Black
Jewelry: Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud
Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Cake – 80’s Pop Bracelets, left and right
Alyssa Bijoux – Madonna Star Earring, Silver (Custom Order)

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Rev Your Engines At Dominus Motor Company!

23 07 2008

My friend Rhodesy and I were wandering around the Port Seraphine SIM (Home of Pixel Dolls) the other night and wandered into a store called Dominus Motor Company. I immediately recognized that this was not your average clothing store. The first thing that caught my eye were some super cute boots that came in a pack of nine. Nine different pairs of boots…for 50L. You can bet I snagged those right away. It did not take us long to discover how much fun stuff was priced so low. Nothing I bought was over 100L and the quality is quite good. The best part is the amount of options you get with each piece. Each shirt I bought has several pieces. You can wear one piece, or all three. And it changes the look of the outfit dramatically. I love outfits like that. Rhodesy and I snagged tons of stuff. Click the jump for pictures and info.
Now it’s obvious from the name of the store that this is meant to be used as racing gear but instead, I decided to channel my inner Angelina Jolie and head out to The Wastelands SIM.

First up is the Velocity Femme outfit, which I paired with the Heel boots, option #3. I’m wearing the jacket and the undershirt here, but you can wear it with one or the other. It also comes with the options of skirt:

And short shorts:

The gloves come with it, but the leg dagger does not. You have to go to Magika for that.

Angelina Jolie, eat your heart out.

The second outfit is actually several pieces from Dominus Motor Company, starting with the Torque Femme top in red. This is just the undershirt. You can add the jacket and the shirt layers for a more covered look. I bought the Bottoms Set which comes with several options for hot pants, ruffle skirts, and mini skirts. This first photo is of the ruffle skirt. The second photo is the slim mini, which is uber sexy. Again, I paired it with the Heel Boots, option #3 and I got these fun driving gloves too. Nine different colors for 50L.

The back of this outfit is really fun too. I love the line of material that goes down the back. And the silver on the waistband of the skirt is a nice touch.

So race (yes, bad pun intended) over to Dominus Motor Company and snag some of this crazy fun racing gear. And if, like me, cars aren’t really your thing, snag it anyway and let your inner bad ass chick come out and play.

And speaking of play, I’d like to mention that MDR Photo Studio is having an 80’s themed party on Friday at 7 p.m. slt. Put on your best 80’s gear and head over ot the studio for 80’s tunes, dancing, and prize giveways, including a photo shoot with each of the photographers. Should be lots of fun. I hope to see some of you there.

Model Info for Velocity Femme :
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Top: Dominus Motor Company – Velocity Femme
Shoes: Dominus Motor Company – Boots, Heel. Option #3
Jewelry: Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud
Leg Dagger: Magika – Leg Knife

Model Info for Torque Femme, Red
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Blood
Gloves: Dominus Motor Company – Stub Finger Gloves, Red
Top: Dominus Motor Company – Torque Femme, Red
Bottoms – Dominus Motor Company – Bottoms Set, Ruffle Skirt, Slim Mini
Shoes: Dominus Motor Company – Boots, Heel. Option #3
Jewelry: Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud
Leg Knife – Magika, Leg Knife





It’s All In The Details At Decoy!

16 07 2008

Friends often send me landmarks for stores they think I should visit. Most of the time, I go check them out as soon as I get them. But sometimes, I’m in the middle of a shoot or working on something else, and they get buried in my inventory. It takes someone asking me if I’ve gone or seeing the store in another blog to jog my memory. Such was the case with the landmark for Decoy.

I’ve had this landmark for at least a week, maybe longer. I completely forgot about it until I saw a post in Ana Lutetia’s Blog yesterday. As soon as I finished reading, I teleported over to Decoy and boy did I spend some lindens! Click the jump to see all the fun stuff I bought!

I have a rule of thumb whilst shopping around the grid: if something catches my eye enough to make me say “ooooooh” even if it’s not my style or in the range of my usual color pallatte, I buy it. Period. That is how I got the Baiastice dress I blogged about a month or so ago. At Decoy, it was the Elisa dress.

Isn’t this a great dress? Wine and Tangerine are really not colors I’d normally buy, and especially not together. But how could I resist this dress? I couldn’t. It comes in a multitude of colors, but this combination caught my eye, so this is the color I bought. I may get more later. I just love the richness of the colors and the realism of the textures. It makes you want to reach out and touch the fabric. I couldn’t decide which hair I liked more, so I snapped photos of both.

The Sanrio top is the entire reason I ran to Decoy in the first place. I LOVE this top. Fatpacks are your friend at this store, ladies. This one is Storm, a mix of grey and teal. I love the texture on this, the swirl pattern is exquisite and reminds me of an art piece I saw once.

But it’s not just a top…it’s also a bikini. I mean, really…in the area of versatility, does it get any better? Throw on your bikini, go sunbathing, and play in the ocean. Then, when the sun goes down, throw on a pair of capris and some sandals. Instant transformation. I love those.


And you can wear it as the bikini top or a full top, which I wore in Midnight Aqua to sit around the campfire at MDR while my friend Maht streamed some music for us. Fabulously versatile piece. A definite must in any wardrobe.

Speaking of capris, I bought a ton of the Genesis 10 capris at Decoy. The texture is amazingly detailed…buttons, belt loops, even the zipper. And they actually look like denim…not just a denim color covering your leg. Oh, and I love the little prim cuffs at the bottom.

I also snagged the Dalini top in red. This is going to be one of my all time favorite shirts, I believe. The texture is wonderful, the neckline perfect. And I love the little row of buttons down the back and the rouching of the fabric around the center. It’s sexy but not overly done. Unfortunately, the photos don’t do this piece justice. Trust me when I say it’s another item you want to just reach out and touch. I may have to have this in a few other colors as well.

There’s so much fun stuff at Decoy, I think you should teleport over there right now and have yourself a little shopping spree. For amazing textures like this, their prices are definitely a bargain. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.

Model Info for Elisa Dress:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: ETD – Phoebe, Caramel & Boon – Free Hair NMR32, Honey
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: CandyNails – Basic Toenails, Red
Outfit: Decoy – Elisa Dress, Wine & Tangerine
Shoes: ZHAO Shoes – Lucia, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
ND – Red & Black Bangles
Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud

Model Info for Sanrio Top/Bikini:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Boon – Free Hair NMR32, Chestnut
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure – Candy Nails – Basic Toenails, Red
Top: Decoy – Sanrio, Storm (fireside – Midnight Aqua)
Bottoms: Decoy – Genesis 10 Capris, Midnight
Shoes: Digital Dragon Designs – Metro Stitch, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
WRONG – Sanity Jelly Bracelets, Black
Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud

Model Info for Dalini Top:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Boon – Free Hair NMR32, Chestnut
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure – CandyNails – Basic Toenails, Red
Top: Decoy – Dalini, Red
Bottoms: Decoy – Genesis 10 Capris, Midnight
Shoes: Digital Dragon Designs – Metro Stitch, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Caroline’s – Moon Necklace
WRONG – Sanity Jelly Bracelets, Black
Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud





Short and Sweet

9 07 2008

I’m in a very monochromatic kind of mood today. Luckily, I happened to wander into Elemiah Designs and found the perfect outfit to fit my mood.


Vog is a cute black and white summery dress. Yes, I know summer is usually about color…but I love this little dress, especially the flower pattern on the top. It lends just the right touch of whimsy and femininity. The skirt is a bit shorter than I normally wear, but it was the perfect compliment to the top. The best part about Vog is that it’s versatile. For an edgier look, I paired it with the Razies from Reaction and DDD’s Metro Stitch shoes to create a unique look that is all me.

Of course, this is just one example of all the amazing things you can find at Elemiah Designs. I certainly plan to go back and buy more. And with such affordable prices, I’ll be getting ALOT more.

Oh…and don’t fret, there is plenty of color to be had there. Dresses, casual, lingerie…you name it, you can probably find it at Elemiah Designs. Fun summer shopping…not much beats that.

Model Info – Look 1:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Elemiah Designs – Vog, Grey/Black
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui – Promiscuous, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Alienbear Designs – Dark Sassy Pearl Necklace
Inks & Kink’s – Diamond Nostril Stud

Model Info – Look 2:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: CandyNails #000 Basic Toenails, Red
Outfit: Elemiah Designs – Vog top
Reaction – Razies, Black
Shoes: DDD – Metro Stitch, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
STARZ – Veranica Bracelets
Alienbear Designs – Dark Sassy Pearl Necklace
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud
Inks & Kinks – Captivity Tattoo





Life is a Cabaret!

6 07 2008

“What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.”

The wonderfully talented Janie Marlowe has done it again, ladies. Cabaret is the newest release over at Mischief, and though it can be worn as a casual outfit, I’m throwing it into my “Sexy Business Wear” folder right this minute.

Cabaret comes in three rich colors, Bluebird, Leaf, and Fuschia but I chose to show you Bluebird as I love this particular shading of blue. More photos and such behind the jump.


This outfit has so much fabulous going on, I’m in love already. The pants are black with colored pinstripes that match the color of the top and Mischief does good pinstripes! The row of buttons on each side are a great little detail as well. I love the bell sleeves and the sexy open collar. I love the addition of suspenders with all their little details. They definitely add some sex appeal to this outfit.


I think the most surprising part of this outfit are the prim ruffles that hang along the plunging neckline of this top. At first, I was honestly a little unsure about them…but the more I wear this outfit around the studio, the more I like those ruffles. The combination of the sexy plunging neckline and the fun and firty ruffles work well on this top.

Also availble at Mischief is the Cabaret hair, a super cute updo in a variety of shades and colors. It’s got a super cute hat that matches the colors of the outfits. Definitely a fun touch if you want to wear this outfit out on the town…or even perform onstage. 😉


I decided I love this outfit for the office and for going out after work. So for a nighttime look, I took off the collar and the ruffles and added a long necklace and some matching earrings. I love outfits that are versatile.

So whether you want to look sexy at the office, out on the town, or just hanging out, Cabaret is the perfect outfit for you.

Model Info for Cabaret:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Boone – Free Hair NMR32, Chestnut & Mischief Cabaret Wig, Bluebird/Brunette Sheen
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Mischief – Cabaret, Bluebird
Shoes: ZHAO – Xinful, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud
Shiny Things – Very Long Triple Drop Chain, Hematite
Shiny Things – Drop Chain Dangle Earrings, Hematite





Manic Monday

1 07 2008

My friend and fellow photographer Rhodesy Durant and I decided to take a break from our hectic schedules and go lie in the sun somewhere. As we were lying there, we began chatting about shopping, of course, and how much fun our “work clothing” was. It then occurred to me that I should do a post on what I wear to work. And for what I like to call “Sexy Business Wear”, there isn’t really anyone who does it better than Mischief.

Today, I’m wearing my newest Mischief purchase, Manhattan. I love the combination of the white Oxford shirt with the grey vest. Rhodesy is wearing Splendor in white. Check out those cute sleeves! Follow the jump to see more stuff from Mischief.

Brat is one of my favorites from Mischief. It’s classy enough to wear to work but still maintains that raw and edgy look I gravitate towards.


Evelyn is for those serious business meetings and for meeting potential clients. Powerful black suit with the white shirt underneath. The neckline is open enough to add just the right amount of sex appeal.

In Suspense is another favorite and one of my first outfits to be classified as “Sexy Business Wear”. I love love LOVE this outfit. The corset and suspenders just scream sexy and the pants are perfectly textures.


Power Princess is another new one. I love the pinstripes and the metallic belt on this one. Classy, sexy, and edgy all in one.

Mischief has tons of great stuff, from club wear to casual wear, to lingerie. But for “Sexy Business Wear” no one does it better.

Model Info for Rhodesy Durant:

Skin: Alina Fair Smokey Eyes, Red Lipstick by Naughty Designs
Shape: User created
Eyes: Deep Violet by Celestial Studios
Hair: Lea Splash in purple (modified) by Analog Dog
Manicure: Gliter Plum by Sin Skins
Pedicure: Glossy Toenails purple2 by Chill’n
Outfit: Splendor (white top) by Mischief
Shoes: Agressive in Leopard/Steel by Mary Jane Shoes
Necklace: Fiona – Southern cross for Women in Leather by Second Mirage
Bracelets: Jenny Bangle Bracelets by Glowing Gems at Zhao

Model Info for Manhattan:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Blood
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Mischief – Manhattan
Shoes: ZHAO – Xinful, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Triple Moon Necklace
Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud

Model Info for Brat:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Mischief – Brat
Shoes: ZHAO – Xinful, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Triple Moon Necklace
Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud
Haalsa Hallard Fashions – Hanging Moon Belly Piercing

Model Info for Evelyn:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Mischief – Evelyn
Shoes: ZHAO – Xinful, Black
Jewelry: Caroline’s – Triple Moon Necklace
Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud

Model Info for In Suspense:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Smoke
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Mischief – In Suspense
Shoes: ZHAO – Tamara, Black
Jewelry: AlienBear Designs – Moonstone, Baby Blue Necklace and Earrings
Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud

Model Info for Power Princess:
Skin: CS Charmed Skin 20 – Glitter-Silver 2
Eyes: Eye AC – DarkTurquoise Eyes
Hair: Abyss – Secret, Blood
Manicure: Sin Skins – Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Mischief – Power Princess
Shoes: ZHAO – Tamara, Black
Jewelry: Earthstones – Floating Circles Necklace
Caroline’s – Individual, Right Hand Ring
Inks & Kinks – Diamond Nostril Stud