new designer, reviews, swimwear

EmJay Keeps Me Half Naked!

One of my new friends, Magen Jigsaw, is a budding designer. When she asked me, very cutely, if I would maybe want to review some of her work, I jumped at the chance because as you all know, I do love new designers!

Magen’s new brand, EmJay, is just as fun and colorful as she is! You won’t be able to find her work in world just quite yet, but please check out her items on XStreet. According to her design blog, her new store should be appearing in world in the next couple of weeks. Hurry up on that, Magen! 😉

So what will you get at EmJay? Well, you saw a couple of posts down a really cute t-shirt I was wearing, so you already know there’s t-shirts, but Magen has also designed a LOT of bikinis. And I know you bikini queenies out there are going to want to check these out. The bikinis fill two of my basic needs when looking for a bikini in SL. They are cute, and they cover up all of the important parts. AND they don’t leave you flossing, if you know what I mean. Check it out!

I’m only wearing three prints in this photo, but there are MANY different prints to choose from, with more coming all the time! What I really like is on the top, the string actually appears to be going inside the cups, it’s not just smooth at the bottom. One thing I would like to see is maybe a tie or clasp in the back, just to give it even more realism. But I’ve been running around my beach in bikinis for the past couple of days, so obviously it’s not bugging me too much! Each bikini is $150L, or there are two different fatpacks available for $750L and $650L.

And you can’t see them very well, but I’m also wearing a pair of EmJay eyes. I know, I took my beloved Miriels off! 🙂 EmJay eyes are very uniquely colored, so definitely worth a look. Each eye color is $100L, or fatpack it for $650L.

Keep your eye on this new designer, because I have a feeling she’s going to be worth watching!!

Also in this post:

Skin: Blondie 02 by LAQ
Hair: Charlotte in Platinum by Truth
Lashes: Diva by LeLutka
Custom back tattoo made for me by Lola79 Hienrichs of Otaku Designs
Poses by Imperial Elegance

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fun, glasses, hair, today's gaze

Today’s Gaze: Strawberry Girl

My outfit for today just kind of fell together, mostly in part because of my friend Emerald showed some hair on her blog that I simply HAD to HAVE. Even though it wasn’t blonde, I had to have it. And why?

Because of strawberries!!

Strawberries really are my favorite fruit, in taste and smell and look. [Well, I actually like the way cherries look more, but don’t tell the strawberries that.] Emerald found the store Malizz Yiyuan Creation, which is a completely new store to me. But as I’ve mentioned, I loveeee new-to-me stores. Not only did I find the absolutely adorable Strawberry Hair, but I found more strawberry stuff! Emerald, I blame you for my spending today. 😉

The Strawberry Hair is really so cute with that headband [which I had to mod slightly, since I have a huge cranium], and although it only comes in brown, it’s color scripted so you can tint it somewhat to make different colors.

I also picked up the cute little StrawBerrYum for my mouth, because once in awhile, you just need something sticking out of your mouth.

And I couldn’t leave without those adorable Strawberry Big Star sneakers with the matching socks! The sneakers have a resize script, and as a little bonus, there’s a cute little animation in the menu, too! It’s not really necessary to the shoe, but I love hidden little things. 🙂 One thing that you may not like is that when you walk, you leave a trail of strawberries. I didn’t see a way to turn this off, but you might be able to figure it out.

I put it all together with one of the worn denim miniskirts from Tuli, and a Plain V from K&CO in spring green. And of course I was still wearing my awesome shades from JE*Republic that I showed off in my last post.

Today’s Gaze leaves me feeling happy, summery, and strawberry scented. Check out Malizz Yiyuan Creation if you get a chance. There’s Midnight Mania, a prize camping chair, and a lucky board. I won’t say the items are of the highest quality, but they’re fun AND inexpensive. And for me, it was well worth the trip!

Also in this post:

Skin: Belle in Silver Blue Rubies by Belleza
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [no longer available]
Necklace: Tayzia’s Butterfly Finds A Necklace by Frippery [Collaborative RFL Gift]
Poses by {flowey}

freebies, glasses, group gift

Jungeun’s RezDay Gift To Us!

Happy Rezday to JE*Republic designer Jungeun Vella!

To celebrate her rezday, she’s given out some cutie sunglasses to her group! Just search JE*Republic in the group search and it should be the first one, or look up her profile. The group is open enrollment and free, so these are truly a gift!

I just love them! And for some reason this picture makes me think of Sweet Valley High and the Wakefield twins. It’s almost 5am, I don’t know. 🙂 But I really love the glasses! They just went out today, so you have 2 weeks to join the group to get them before they’re removed from the archives.

Thanks, Jungeun, and I hope you have a fabulous rezday!!

Also in this post:

Skin: Hope in Fair by Tuli [June picks reward gift]
Hair: Sophia in Platinum by Truth
Shirt: Blondes Do It Better by ::EmJay::
Necklace: Tayzia’s Butterfly Finds A Necklace by Frippery [Collaborative RFL Gift]
Eyebrow piercing by Aisling Easterwood
Pose by {flowey}

reviews, swimwear

Fab Fab Pony!

Since I’m so into the beach these days, I’m always on the lookout for new bikinis. When I heard about the new swimwear line from Fab Pony, I knew I just HAD to check it out! Now I’ll admit that my very first impression of Fab Pony a few months ago was far from fab, but I’ll tell ya, I’m starting to really really like that place!

The new Fab Pony swimwear collection has 5 different bikinis, but I’m just going to show a couple here. You’ll have to actually head out to the store to see the rest!

First up, the Wild Child Bikini.

The Wild Child is a fun little number with some fringe to bounce around as you run around the beach. I wasn’t a huge fan of the fringe at first, but it’s growing on me, and of course you don’t have to wear the fringe if you don’t want to. I just really love the texture and the print on these! The Wild Child comes in 2 colors for $289L each.

And my favorite of the entire group, the Disco Sequin Bikini!!

The Disco Sequin bikini is so much fun, and perfect for all those beach parties that are going on! It comes with the prim hip ties, which of course you don’t have to wear. But it’s just so freaking cute! I’m wearing it in Iced Plum, but there are 6 colors available. They are $229L each, or fatpack it for $1005L.

I also paired this bikini up with Fab Pony’s Viper sunglasses in Animal Plastique. There are 7 colors of sunglasses for $149L each, or $749L for a fatpack. I think they’re adorable!

Fab Pony also has prize camping, and a lot of cute things that you can doll up your wardrobe with, so definitely worth a look!

Also in this post:

Picture 1:

Skin: Blondie by LAQ, makeup 02
Sunglasses: Stoke Sunnies by Reaction
Hair: Grace II by Frangipani [No longer available. Does anyone know why the store was closed?!]

Picture 2:

Skin: Blondie by LAQ, makeup 02
Hair: Twiggy in Platinum by Truth
Bracelet: Tiffany Charm Bracelet by ~flirt~, via Designer Showcase Network

Back tattoo custom designed for me by Lola79 Hienrichs of Otaku Designs

Poses by On The Cover and Striking Poses

hair, reviews, Truth

The Truth is…It’s all gorgeous!

I get a little giddy when I hear Truth Hawks say he’s working on new hair. [And he’s working on new hair 95% of the time!] I get freaking ecstatic when it’s released! This week’s new releases are soooooo cute!!

Stephanie – A long gorgeous style, it’s much like his Elle hair, but like it’s been straightened and blown out. LOVE.

Charlotte – Such a gorgeous ladylike summer style complete with a color change headband. Just click on it to bring up the menu. I love headbands in my real life, but don’t look great in them. This is just perfect!

Grazia – A short short bob of luscious waves and curls, this is just a wonderful summer style! I’m not actually a fan of super short hair, in any life, but I will definitely be boppin’ around in this one.

All of the new releases are now available at the mainstore. $225L for a pack of colors, or $1500L for a fatpack. A steal at any price. 🙂

Oh, and because I’m vain, don’t forget to check out my pretty pretty picture that the fabulous Skyhawke Sodwind of Sacred Studios did of me. [Oh, and some other girls too, but I’ll talk about that on my personal blog later. 😉

Also in this post:

Skin: Blondie 02 Fair Glow by Laqroki
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [no longer available]
Lashes: Diva lashes by LeLutka
Top: Lilian tank in Aqua by Exodi
Custom Tattoo by Lola79 Hienrichs of Otaku Designs
Poses by Imperial Elegance

dress, reviews, sale

A little Gypsy is good for the Soul!

Last year during a Dress Me Up Challenge, a friend of mine pointed me towards a brand new store to me, Gypsy Soul. I fell in love with the pretty clothing, so I’ve had my eye on the store since then.

I was really excited when I got the notice that they had some new cute dresses out, especially since I’m a HUGE fan of cute summer dresses! I never never can have enough casual cute dresses. So I ran right out today and picked up a couple!

The Americana [on the left] is an adorable tiered dress that is definitely great if you’re not into showing a ton of skin. The textures remind me of old soft fabric. You know you have that favorite old cotton dress or shirt that just feels so good. You can pick it up this weekend for the sale price of $150L!

The Lounger is JUST what I’ve been looking for lately. A gorgeous sundress in muted colors, it shows just the right amount of skin and is so pretty and decent. You could wear this to any beach party, and then go shopping without having to change! I’m wearing it in blue, but it also comes in a cream/brown color. A definite summer staple, the Lounger dress is $300L.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday weekend, and if you’re not from the States, have a great weekend anyway! 🙂

Also in this post:

Skin: Kimberly in Natural by Free Speerit
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [no longer available]
Hair: Isabella on the left, Romy on the right, both by Truth
Poses by Pffiou! and Imperial Elegance
Sparklers by Sai Pennell

ImpEle, posemaker, poses, reviews

Ooh, Alluring!

Cutie pai Sai Pennell of Imperial Elegance is one of my very favorite fashion blog posemakers. I don’t say this because we’re friends, or because we’re neighbors, but because it’s simply true. If you blog clothes, you owe it to yourself to check out her poses. Always elegant, they put your body in the perfect poses for showing off clothes without stretching the body too crazy. I know that I use her poses very very often when showing things off!

Sai does a new release at least once a month, usually at the beginning of the month. For July, we get this wonderful new set – Allure!

Sai also has a picks reward gift for July, which I was unable to get photos of tonight, but it’s cute! It’s 2 poses called Fly Away and they are truly cute! So be sure to get her store in your picks when you go to pick up Allure! 🙂

Also in this post:

Skin: Hope in Sunkissed tone by Tuli [June Picks Reward Gift]
Hair: Sophia in Platinum by Truth
Eyes: Open Ocean by Miriel [no longer available. *sobs*]
Lashes: Diva by LeLutka
Shirt: Drama Queen “Too Sexy For” by Exodi
Shorts: Booty Shorts by League
Bamboo Bare Feet by SLink

furniture, new designer

Visiting Gwendolyn

As I’ve said before, I love meeting new designers. It’s actually kind of a passion of mine in SL – to find new designers and watch as their talents grow. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Gwendolyn Bieler because of my other blog. She told me that she was an interior decorator, which I always think is kind of cool because I’m horrible at it myself. So a few weeks ago when she mentioned that she was beginning to put some furniture together, I was quite excited. And a few days ago she dropped me a note saying she had opened a store. As soon as I had a free moment, I bounced out there to check things out!

Nestled into a charming little shopping area, Gwendolyn Bieler Interior Design is a pretty little shop with pretty furniture! While I was in the shop, Gwendolyn came in and we had the chance to talk a little bit while sitting on the lovely Alice set.

Gwendolyn is quite honest in that she uses builders’ packs of sculpties to put her works together, but most of her textures are her own creations. She is working on more textures [I got to see one she was working on, it’s so awesome!] and will also have texture packs available in the near future. If you rely on textures for your own work, and I know I sure do, you’re definitely going to love what she creates! She wants to help people create cohesive feeling spaces, and would like to be a place not just for furniture, but for entire home design. So when you go to pick up a couch, you will also be able to pick out the matching wallpaper, curtains, etc. I think that’s simply marvelous because I know I so often have trouble figuring out what exactly goes together.

Although the store is still quite small, you can see that Gwendolyn is off to a terrific start!

Keep your eye on this store, because I have a feeling it’s going to just get better and better!!