Archive for November, 2008

30
Nov
08

a lil Review: Convoitise

Ondeline Pera of Convoitisewas kind enough to drop some of her designs on me to review. I must admit, I had never heard of the store. But, as soon as I rezzed the vendors, I was impressed.

Convoitise by you.Convoitise by you.

The first dress, Eva-White, was instantly my favorite. The sheer, loose sleeve made this more than just a normal white dress. I liked that the detailing continued down to the skirt.

Convoitise by you.Convoitise by you.

The second dress I threw on was Veronique Red. This dress is definitely not for the modest! The deep v-neck and sheer skirt leave little to the imagination. This dress is perfect for those who want to wear something on the sexier side to one of the gazillion Christmas parties that are right around the corner.

Convoitise by you.Convoitise by you.

The final dress is Bella V2. While this dress is still incredibly sexy, it is a little more covered up. The mesh parts up top give a flirty touch, while still covering the right places. The skirt is longer, and the length going from short to long is a nice touch.

 

I also received some costumes from Convoitise, and if all stays calm in my RL (Thanksgiving break is officially over for me on Tuesday), I should have those up for you during the week.

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

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26
Nov
08

LOTD

Lovely Flowers by you.

So, I usually don’t do LOTD’s and I usually am kinda wordy. I don’t feel like it today, though. Other than giving the details of the outfit-which is a freebie, btw-I just wanted to say, I love my new custom shape! It was done by Averie Larnia of Hourglass (I know, I mention the store a lot, but I love supporting my friends). Currently she is charging 750L for her custom shapes. The best part is she offers free tweaking of your shape to go with different skins.

Lovely Flowers by you.

I love how I said I wasn’t going to be wordy, yet I just was a tad. Ok, on to the break down of the outfit:

Shape: Custom Shape from Hourglass
Skin: Fleur“Vivant Almond Basic Nude”
Hair: Maitreya “Jade-Jet”
Dress: Maria Bonita“Lovely Flowers-Black (free instore!)”
Piercing: Poptart “Kat”

Shoes: Truth “Huntress Boots-Night”

Lovely Flowers by you.

I must admit, by the set-up of Maria Bonita and her vendors, I was impressed. Also, the freebie dress is just too adorable. The outfits were in a wide range in styles, and most were under 200L. The only thing I feel I should add is that the designer needs to work on her prims. I had bought another outfit I planned on posting, but after trying to edit the prims, there was just no helping it. She is a new designer, and I just wanted to throw in a little constructive criticism.

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

25
Nov
08

Warm and Snuggly

Winter Warmth by you.

It’s been getting chilly wear I live. When it’s chilly iRL, it makes me dress a little warmer iSL. I love sweaters and I love little dresses, but iRL I hate the feel of sweaters-unless they are cashmere (i.e. I can’t afford it iRL). To make up for not being able to enjoy sweaters, I indulge in it iSL. The past couple days I was on a complete sweater dress kick.

 Winter Warmth by you.

The first day, I went with MichaMi’s Abigail. I threw on a scarf from the Maeva hunt to keep my neck warm. My legs, however, were forced to suffer the cold. I did keep my ankles warm with the Soho Boots from Maitreya.

 Sweater Riddle by you.

The second sweater dress is from Riddle. I picked up this adorable Skully Argyle when they were having their recent sale. Once again, I paired the dress with a pair of Soho Boots. When I love a shoe, I tend to wear it a lot. Since the dress had a collar and cuffs, I wasn’t able to wear as much jewelry as I wanted to (I know, I know, I could have attached the jewelry elsewhere and edited it-but I’m too lazy). The ring is so much fun and a great statement piece. It is the Love Ring from Kandy Kitty. I wanted some fun earrings to go with the ring, so I ran to Fresh Baked Goods and grabbed their Bright Jelly Tots Dangle Earrings.

 Sweater Riddle by you.

Other than the theme of wearing sweater dress and Maitreya’s Soho Boots, I also wore Rockberry skins and ETD hair with both looks. The first skin from Rockberry was from their Willow line, the second one from their Megan line (only available in their Lucky Chairs). The two hairstyles from ETD I wore were Yvette and Mia. I am seriously so thankful for their sale, since I decided to make the change from blonde to black hair (though now, I realized buying full color packs was to my advantage).

 Sweater Riddle by you.

For the full product details, keep on scrolling down. And just a reminder, all store SLurl’s are located on the page creatively titled “Store SLurl’s.”

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

 

Song these outfits remind me of: Weezer “Sweater Song”

 

Outfit Breakdown

Look 1~

Hair: ETD “Yvette-Black”

Skin: Rockberry“Willow B Light Dk Brows”
Earrings: ETD “Linked Earrings-Gold”
Scarf: Maeva“Aditu Scarf-White”

Dress: MichaMi “Abigail-Beige”
Nails: Adam & Eve “Coffee Bean”
Shoes: Maitreya“SoHo Boots-Shabby Chic”

Poses: Striking Poses

Look 2~

Hair: ETD “Mia-Black”
Skin: Rockberry “Megan B Natural (Lucky Chair exclusive)”
Nails: Candy Nail “Purple”
Dress: Riddle“Skully Argyle-Reversed White”
Ring: Kandy Kitty “Love Ring-Dark Purple”
Earrings: Fresh Baked Goods “Bright Jelly Tots Dangle Earrings-Silver”
Shoes: Maitreya “Soho Boots-Cocktail Grunge”

24
Nov
08

Gem’d Waist

Digit/MichaMi by you.

I was lucky enough to run into Ms. Digit Darkes’ right before she released the new Cameo Gem Belts. And, even luckier that she gave me a preview. I don’t try to hide that I am a huge Digit Darkes’ fangirl, so that was definitely a recent SL highlight.

Digit/MichaMi by you.

The detailing on this belt is stunning. I’m not a big belt or jewel person, but this piece was so gorgeous it drew me in. Since the belt is such a stand-out piece, I chose to go with a plainer outfit. The outfit consists of pieces from MichaMi’s Joanie set. I must add that I am quickly becoming a MichaMi fangirl, as well. Her pieces are so easy to mix and match!

New Profile Pic by you.

For my hair, I ran next door to Diversity. I had purchased this style for my alt, but had to have it for Tiffer. The Brooklyn style is one of those great styles that you can dress up and dress down. The textures on Diversity’s blacks is fantastic, too.

 

Special thanks to Aleri, Digit, and Sasy for their continual generosity and support. As always, the full style notes are below.

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

 

Outfit Details

Top, Gloves, Pants: MichaMi “Joanie in Black”

Belt: Digit Darkes “Cameo Gem Belt-Plum”

Shoes: Maitreya “Slinky Stilettos-Black”

Hair: Diversity “Brooklyn-Black”

20
Nov
08

Decoding Twilight: Bella

 We have finally reached the end of my little Twilightseries. I hope you all have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed putting it together! With just a little over 12 hours until the movie opens (squeals like a schoolgirl), it is time to meet our lead character, Bella Swan.

Bella (Casual Look) by you.

The author of the series, Stephanie Meyers, doesn’t go into too much detail of Bella’s appearance. She wanted it to be easier for the readers to step into the characters shoes. The description that she does give of Bella is that she is average height and weight, pale skin, and wide chocolate eyes. She has straight, dark brown hair and wears little make-up.

Bella (Casual Look) by you.

Choosing a shape for Bella was simple. Averie Larnia of Hourglass Shapesis also a fan of Twilight and made a dollarbie based on Bella as portrayed by Kristen Stewart in the movie. This is still available in store! I went with a skin from Rockberry’s Willowline again, because some of the make-up options were very low maintenance. The eyes are from Adam and EVE, called Turkish Delight. For the hair, I went with the Jessica style from ETD.

Bella (Casual Look) by you.

I chose to do two looks for Bella, the first being a casual look. The shirt is a simple long sleeve top from ETD. I chose these jeans from Kari because of the holes in them. Bella is extremely clumsy, so I imagined her jeans taking most of that damage. The boots are a warm, comfy pair of Ughs from Jeepers Creepers. I also grabbed a messenger bag fromSn@tch for Bella to throw all her school stuff in.

Bella's Prom Look by you.

My second look for Bella is her prom look. I used the same hair and shape. The skin is also fromRockberry’s Willow line, this one just has a little more make-up around the eyes. The most important part of Bella’s prom look, however, is the dress and the shoes.

Bella's Prom Look by you.

We get a brief description of Bella’s dress in the book, mainly that it has blue in it. The rest, I used my imagination. The book tells us that the dress is high-fashion, so I knew I had to go with a piece from Digit Darkes. This is theDinka dress, and I liked everything about it for Bella. The length I thought was great, and the draping around the waist. I also loved the pattern, and that it wasn’t too much. As for Bella’s shoes, we do learn from the book that Alice forcing her into a pair of heels. These blue heels from Angels matched the dress perfectly.

Bella's Prom Look by you.

That’s the end! Keep scrolling on down for the complete style sheets for both looks, and also the songs that reminded me of Bella from the movie’s soundtrack. I hope that I have inspired some of you to try some of these fashions from SL, as well as to go read the Twilight series and/or see the movie!

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

 

Bella’s songs: Paramore “I Caught Myself”and Paramore “Decode”

 

Bella’s Looks

Look One

Shape: Hourglass Shapes“Bella (Twilight) Dollarbie”
Skin: Rockberry“Willow A Light Dk Brows”
Hair: ETD “Jessica-Chestnut”
Eyes: Adam and Eve “Turkish Delight”
Eyelashes: MMS “Photoshoot Eye Lashes”
Nails: Adam and Eve “Flesh”

Shirt: ETD “Layered Tee-Blue”
Jeans: Kari “New School Jeans”
Shoes: Jeepers Creepers“Ughs-Cinnamon”

Backpack: Sn@tch “Messenger Bag”
Poses: Imperial Elegance

Look Two

Shape: Hourglass“Bella (free instore!)”

Hair: ETD “Jessica-Chestnut”
Skin: Rockberry“Willow D Light Dk Brows”
Eyes: Adam and Eve “Turkish Delight”
Nails: Vain “I’m Blue”
Dress: Digit Darkes“Dinka Dress-Midnight”
Shoes: Angels “Gold Star Blue Velvet”

Poses: Imperial Elegance

18
Nov
08

Meet the Darkside of Twilight: Victoria

Victoria by you.

In this little Twilight series, we have so far met the “good” vampires- Alice, Rosalie, and Esme. Just like every other story, though, Twilight has a villain. Our female villain is Victoria. Victoria, unlike the “good” vampires, feeds on humans. She is also out to destroy our modern Juliet, Bella (who is NEXT in this series!). Victoria is described as having wild, fiery hair and as being feline like. Also, her eyes are red and not amber, since she feeds on humans, instead of animals.

Victoria by you.

With the other characters, the shape was the main component in creating them. However, with Victoria, her trademark was her hair, so that is where I started. From what I’ve seen, House of Heart creates the best curled styles on the grid. This is their Princess style in Blood. After the hair was chosen, the shape came next. I went with shape designed for Tuli’s Meredith line from Hourglass Shapes. The skin is once again from Rockberry, this one from the Megan line (and the Lucky Chair at the store!). The stunning red eyes are from Sn@tch.

Victoria by you.

I felt like Victoria would be somewhat stereotypical and wear a long coat, and this coat from Wrong fit the bill. The jeans are the Badass Jeans from Sn@tch that have been hanging out in my inventory forever. I knew to compliment the black of the outfit, I wanted to go with red to pull from Victoria’s hair. The undershirt is from Thimbles, and the boots I stole from my poor alt. They are simply called Red Boots and are from Marteens.

 

For the complete break-down of Victoria’s look, keep on scrolling down. And keep your eyes wide open-next up in this series is Bella!

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

 

Victoria’s Song: Blue Foundation “Eyes on Fire”

 

Breaking Down Victoria

Shape: Hourglass “Tuli-Meredith”
Skin: Rockberry “Megan B Natural”

Eyes: Sn@tch “Red Eyes of DOOM-Big Pupil”
Hair: House of Heart “Princess-Blood”
Nails: Vain “Darksider”
Trench: Wrong “Velvet Coat”
Shirt: Thimbles “Barfight Brenda-Bloodyknuckle”
Jeans:
Sn@tch “Badass Jeans”

Boots: Marteens “Red Boots”

Jewelry: Fussy “PVC Bracelet-Satomi”

Poses: Imperial Elegance

17
Nov
08

Welcome to Twilight: Esme

Esme by you.

So far in this Twilight series, you have met Alice Cullen and Rosalie Hale. Next up is Esme Cullen, the last female member of the Cullen family (or clan).  Esme is the mother figure to the family. She was turned into a vampire when she was in her late 20’s. She is described as being 5 foot 6 inches with caramel colored hair. She is slender, but does have some curves. Like the others, she has amber eyes and pale skin.

Esme by you.

For Esme, I actually used my normal shape, which is no longer available on the grid. The skin I chose is from Rockberry’s Willow line. I liked that the makeup is not overdone, but still mature looking. I wanted a face-framing, timeless hair style, and ended up going with another hair I picked up at ETD’s sale, Trinitee.

Esme by you.

As for the clothing and jewelry, I wanted a sophisticated, yet timeless look. Since Esme is a vampire playing the role of a mother to four kids and a wife to a doctor, I needed to make sure she looked the part. The outfit is made up of different pieces from the Agnes and Stella sets fromMichaMi. You can’t get much more classic than pearls, so I chose a pearl necklace and bracelet from theXOXO Collection at Caroline’s Jewelry.

 

There you have the basics of what made up Esme Cullen’s look. For a more detailed style sheet, scroll on down. And, don’t fret. This series isn’t over, yet! All stories must have a villain, and Twilight is no different. Up next will be our stories female villain, Victoria.

 

Xoxo,

Tiffer GG

 

Esme’s Song:Robert Pattinson “Never Think”

 

How Esme Came Together~

Hair: ETD“Trinitee-Chestnut”
Skin: Rockberry “Willow C Light Dark Brows”

Shirt: MichaMi “(part of) Agnes-Black and Fuchsia”
Pants: MichaMi “(part of) Stella-Blue”

Shoes: Maitreya “Slinky Stilettos-Black”
Necklace: Caroline’s “XOXO Victrola Pearl”
Bracelet: Caroline’s “XOXO Pearl”
Earrings: JCNY “VA Gardens Pearl Drop”

Nails: Adam & Eve “Pearl”
Poses: Imperial Elegance