Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fashioncentric “Hi5!” Hunt LAUNCH PARTY

Hey everyone, I wanted to alert you to a fabulous event taking place tomorrow.



It's the Fashioncentric “Hi5!” Hunt LAUNCH PARTY
 Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 12pm SLT!  


This is the first ever grid-wide Fashioncentric “Hi5!” Hunt taking place from April 1st, 2012 through April 30th, 2012! Fashioncentric proudly celebrates all the amazing designers and shoppers with a spectacular hunt and launch party which will kick-off at the Fashioncentric Hunt Hideaway on April 1st, 2012 at 12pm SLT!

Weekly hunt prizes! Every week throughout the Fashioncentric “Hi5!” Hunt they will award one L$5k Grand Prize to a randomly selected fantabulous Fashioncentric Hunt Designer, one L$5k Grand Prize and 5 L$1k prizes to a  Fashioncentric Hunt Shoppers (Hunt Shoppers must submit the names of any 5 hunt items they've found)

How to start the hunt: Click on the "JOIN NOW" sign at the Fashioncentric Hunt Hideaway to join the Fashioncentric group. Wear your group tag - grab FREE gifts from the Wall of Designers and search for 5 FREE Exclusive Fashioncentric Hunting Gear gifts hidden around the hideaway!

Hideaway SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vertigo/224/32/48

Blog with Hints: http://fashioncentric.net/Hunt.aspx

Dates: Runs April 1-30th.

Item: Orange triangle with white hand on it..see above poster for item.

Cost: 0L

There are currently over 140 shops registered to participate in the hunt. Keep an eye on this spot for previews of  the hunt gifts. My challenge this month is to blog them all, and still give you time to get them. Wish me luck on this one I will need it!

Good luck all, lets have fun with this amazingly fun hunt!
~Taliferrue

Casual and Elegant Freebie Finds

Good Day Everyone! *Smiles Waving*

I have managed to hammer down my inventory to around 13,000 items. I am so pleased with myself. In doing so I found a few gems I wanted to share with you.

The first outfit is by Unique Clothing. Perfect for a day out on the ball field watching your favorite team play.
It is the current subscriber gift, that means free, just slap that board. It comes with two styles of tops one that shows the mid-drift and the other that tucks in to the shorts that come with it. The flip flops were a free gift off the Guess & Win board at Viviane Fashion. You just have to match up the squares to get them. The skin is by Pink Fuel -  Alyxa past hunt gift, no longer available. 

The next outfit is a mass of several goodies I had received over the last week.
This was a fun outfit to put together. The sneakers are from the subscriber gift at Viviane Fashion. I am sporting some cool snowflake jeans from Essencial. They were a subscriber gift. You also get the yummy chocolate bar as part of the gift from Essencial. The top is from Sexy Bish, living dead girl unisex T. The lovely hair is by Truth, Ashlin (250L). The glasses are  ROLE OPTIC GLASSES SG 82 - Ares I (469L) on marketplace. The skin is  Alyx by Pink Fuel. It was a past hunt gift so no longer available. If you do like this one, you should check out the Elly line. I almost bought it before I found this one in the hunt item, now I am holding my breath for the Alyx line.

a side note: I hear there is going to be a huge sale at Truth District between April 1-7th with tons of items 50% off. Might be worth a gander to see what hairs Truth puts on sale.

The next outfit I have for you is the monthly group gift from Ever An' Angel. The group is free to join.
It is a luscious creamy chocolate evening gown, that shimmers as you move. I love this dress. The colors are perfect. The style is amazing. I paired it up with  Dark Mouse cascading gold beads and earrings to give it a gorgeous finished look for a night out on town. They are 50L on Marketplace. I am wearing Truth's Eden Up-do in Carmel. It's one of the most elegant hair styles I have found to wear with my evening outfits.The skin is by Pink Fuel - Alyx Honey, on sale for 99L currently.

The final outfit in this post is a really unique one that I enjoyed pulling together into this expressive image.
The darling outfit I am wearing comes from K2K Enterprises. It is the Fashioncentric Hunt gift. I love the flower hat! The Vita skin is the free march group gift from Shey Fashion, I blogged about last week. The lovely tresses are Mandy in caramel, made by  Truth, 250L. The shape is by Alyce on the marketplace called Chibi Elf  for 90L.


And that is all for me today. Take care till I post again.
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:
Unique Clothing
      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Achlya/242/122/4002
Viviane Fashion 
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Turtle/191/174/28
Essencial
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Duke%20Island/157/90/4014
Sexy Bish
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hector/223/145/96
Truth District
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20District/142/198/4002
Truth Hair
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20Hair/115/63/4002
Role Optic
     https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/ROLE-OPTIC-GLASSES-ARES-I-boxed/2500926?page=1
Pink Fuel
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/128/156/1496
Ever An' Angel
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald%20Plain/181/191/23
Dark Mouse
     https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Dark-Mouse-Cascading-Beads-Silver/1865028
K2K Enterprises
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magic/51/211/31
Shey
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BoSH/237/5/23
Alyce
     https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Chibi-Elf-Shape/1727995

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Girls With Attitude

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So goes the popular saying here in America. But I have to tell you I think there are some women out there that would rather feed you the lemons than sweeten them up. Those are the ones I call "Girls with Attitude". Those no nonsense gals that don't take crap off of anyone. including life. You know who you are. And today I salute you all for not letting life get you down.
I decided to play at creating a pin-up type photo. I got this wonderful sultry skin from Pirate Arts, "sunkissed pinup with red lips" this was a free group gift it came with several make ups styles. I love this skin, its perfect for my sultry side. 

Her shape is by Bird Next Door Shop, called Lilly, 25L on marketplace.

The Eyes are from Kyxe, for 120L called Blue Mojo Medium. I have fallen in love with Kyxe's eyes they are so lifelike.

I named her Lyza. Lyza is wearing this amazing corset tattoo by Cannibelle called Yva. It is a free gift. It comes in fresh ink or faded. 

The lingerie is by Kastle Rock called Artist Lingerie Set. It is a free group gift, the group is free to join. There are also several other great group freebies by the slap board. 

Lyza's Hair is Maya, Onyx by D!va. It is a free group gift on the second floor. Free to join group.

The necklace is a combination of a hunt gift from Tiar (in mouth) and the mesh pearls from Maxi Gossamer.

You can not see them too clearly but Lyza is wearing a great group gift from Sexy Bish, called Carnival Rose Heels. The group is free to join and there are other great gifts you can get along with them.
When Lyza isn't posing for centerfolds, she is a girl who just wants to have a bit of fun in life. Full of energy and she loves to show her Rockabilly style with flare.
The sultry skin is from Pirate Arts, "sunkissed pinup with light red lips", it's a free group gift and came with several make ups styles.

Her shape is  'Lilly' by Bird Next Door Shop, 25L on marketplace.

The awesome jacket is by Pirate Arts,  also a free group gift.

The Eyes are 'Blue Mojo Medium' from Kyxe, for 120L. I love how vivid the blue is in these eyes.

The Thank top is a free gift from Shadow Moon, its a tank top for men, but Lyza didn't care, she thought it was just perfect for her style.

The mini skirt is a mesh, called "Marymac Jean Skirt" by Marymac
 
Lyza's Hair is by D!va called Maya, Onyx. It is a free group gift on the second floor, group is free to join.


She is wearing a hunt gift from Demented Gem, it is the Mending Hearts Hunt, costs 2L.
And finally I want to introduce Lyza's little sister Jocie. Jocie is a mess, if something is missing -  most likely she took it. If something goes wrong - most likely Jocie is behind it. She is a girl with a mischievous mind and dares you to mess with her just so she has a reason to get even.
Jocie's skin is from Pink Fuel  Alyx <Honey>  - Candy Hearts (ltbrow) (99L). I love Pink Fuel's Alyx line. Its a gorgeous skin.

Her ears are by  Lemon Tea  - Elven Ears Simple, 175L on Marketplace. These are the most adorable Elven ears I have found. They are easy to change the colors on for each skin I want to wear them with.

Her outfit is a free group gift from FIEND, called "show a little more"

Her hair is made by Maitreya called Evi II - Caramel. price is under 295L. I love Maitreya hair. They have some awesome style to chose from.


~Taliferrue

Shopping List:

Cannibelle
             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Warrumbungles/46/239/1347
Sexy Bish
           http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hector/222/147/96
Pirate Arts
           http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pica%20Pica/116/109/47
Kastle Rock
             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grand%20Isle/82/101/23
Maxi Gossamer
            http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ooot%20Ooot/80/162/79/?title=Maxi%20Gossamer%20Jewellery
Tiar
             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropea/196/56/917
Marymac
             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crowning%20Jewel/231/26/2100
Demented Gem
             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Smoky%20Cove/159/15/1000
Pink Fuel
             http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/130/170/1496
Lemon Tea
            https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Lemon-Tea-Elven-Ear-Simple/2941101
FIEND
           http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Agard/62/205/24
Maitreya
          https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Maitreya-Evi-II-Browns-Pack/1564895
Kyxe
        http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Virtual%20Edge/200/59/24

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Sometimes change is a good thing, I needed a change...in this case it was in the form of a new home for me and my zoo. It was hard finding just the right home for what I needed. My criteria was it had to be whimsical, woodsy, room for my horses, giraffes, dogs, meeroos, snails and my studio. Oh and did I mention it had to be affordable, definitely has to be affordable. I know that's asking alot but I was on a mission!
I found this wonderful builder named Sensorya Xue. She creates some of the most whimsical and fun skybox builds I have ever gotten to play in. It was a hard choice but after playing in world at the rez zone for an hour or so, I ended up selecting the Autumn Ranch. The Autumn ranch is this beautiful elven/fae setting with separate areas for my animals and me. It's 60x60 and only 287 prims. Comes in a rez box and is modifiable so you can deprim it down if you would like. And the great thing is the sign said 200L but it was 50% off, so affordable here it comes at 100L for one of the most amazing homes I have ever lived in.
I did a few modifications on my sky box, to make it my home, but I thought I would share how pretty it turned out to be. I changed the ground covering to a darker tone; I love the lush forest feel. I built a box around it outside to give me a sense of privacy, using a texture of an English forest.
As you can see there is plenty of rooms for all my meeroos, giraffes and horses; all separated out with some semblance of order, but still playfully arranged.
There are actually three stable areas, one just off to the side of the house that when you sit by the window inside you can see the horses outside. I thought that was an awesome touch. There is a small pond with several pretty swirling bubbles over it.
The house itself was half the size it is in the picture above, but I copied it over and turned it int a longer house so that I could have a small sitting area inside and my studio at the other end. Lets go inside.
This is my new sitting area, the furniture is from Dreamscapes Art Gallery. I love their stuff.  The couch (299L) and chair (99L) are called Springfever, the coffee table is from the Dreamer set. The rug is called "worn rug 8"(80L). The round side table is by Lisp's Bizarre Books-Coffee-Table-Steaming-Mug-Set, 5L on marketplace. Lisp's is another one of my favorite shops for home decor.
This charming little birds cage on a tree trunk is the Dreamscape Art Gallery VIP group gift, which is free to join. Next to the group gift board there are several slap boards where you can get chances to win some other great goodies.

The other end of the build is my studio area, you can't really see as I have it retracted into the stand. It is too blinding if I leave it up as its a stark white. I have a small sitting area in the center with some items that I have picked up over time. I like to sit here and watch Mel's pet snails go around and around. Yes, he really has pet snails. They are made by Bearsfoot Lane, they don't do anything but creep around in circles but they are fun to have around. I buy alot of my little whimsical things from Bearsfoot. They make awesome chimes.
Oh I do want to mention before I go, that Dreamscapes Art Gallery is having a small mini Twisted hunt, you can get the items below free if you can find all five starfish. The mini hunt is over on the 31st.

Well that's all for me this evening. Enjoy your night and I'll see you at the next great freebie find.
~Taliferrue


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

KoKo's New Location

Koko has expanded to a new location! That means there are now two great locations to visit to get your fix each week.The new location is at Lust Lagoon Beach, which is an adult sim.
Lust Lagoon is an interactive beach for lovers.  Although it is an adult location, it is done in good taste with an emphasis on romance, relaxation, and socializing rather than just sex.
I did a bit of wandering around and took a few snapshots to share with you. Contrary to my normal fear of going to adult sims, especially lover beaches, I did not see any sexual acts or naked avatars running around and did not get hit on once, while I was there. (Thank god, I would so blushes!)
 All the people using the beach were friendly and discreet in their affairs. In fact, there are little rendezvous spots set up, with little huts that you can have some privacy with your loved one in. There is a little dance floor and several hot tub areas scattered about and for those who just love to lay around there are plenty of sunbathing areas.
 I was impressed with the array of areas to play in. I might actually drag Mel here for a date night. There was one little spot that I just fell love with. It was a secluded lagoon, with a lovely hut and tons of waterfalls...so beautiful.

When you first arrive to the location there is a Free Avatar Kit.
It contains two Angel skins one med tone and one tanned, angel shape, jeans, shirt, hair, color change heels and hud, five make-ups, a simple AO and a hug and kisses AO for girls.

Then as a plus since there are two locations now, there are MORE gifts!! I know you love that! And the really neat thing is guys...there is one for you now! Only available at Lust Lagoon Beach Location. The men's gifts is a "Vexed Tribal Necklace". This is a awesome gift for men, not only does it look as good as pictured, it is color changeable too! There are 3 colors for the bands and 4 colors for the metals.
For the girls at the Lagoon Location there are the "Pink HiTops" perfect for a casual look and as always excellent quality. Right next to the free gifts there is a Midnight Mania board be sure to give it a slap! There is a really nice pair of boots up for grabs on it right now.
After you get done there jump over to the main location at Lina Island and get this weeks elegant gift "gold duo cocktail gown". It is a beautiful simmering gold evening gown that will make you radiate at the next formal event you attend. You can wear a long or short skirt with it depending on the event you're attending.
As always take a look at the new releases and shop around a bit. Take your friends to the new location. It's sure to be a popular hang out for many.

Till the next trip, enjoy hunting for freebies and don't get too much sun, take care!
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:
KoKo @ Lust Lagoon Location
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magical%20Bay/75/140/33
KoKo @ Lina Island Location (Main Store)
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lina%20Island/126/129/26

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Hair -Tukinowaguma  Faith (Not Free)
Wings - ::{Favole}:: *Entangle*.(60L)
Skin - [PF] Alyx by Pink Fuel - Hunt Gift (10L)
Eyes - Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L)
Ears - Lemon Tea - Elvens Ears Simple (175L)
Ring - Claddagh Woven Ring - Silver (795L)
Necklace - Maxi Gossmer Jewellery South Seas Pearls (99L or 199L Fatpack)
Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Feeling Green Today

Hello All, I is feeling a a bit green today...could it be because of this adorable St.Paddy Day outfit I found hiding in the back of my inventory mixed in with my shoes? Yes..Yes it can!
I know its way too late for St. Paddy day, buts I was busy that day doing ...well St Paddy day things. So I wanted to share this cute outfit from Fiend and a few other goodies I had to complete it.

The adorable little dress and hat come from the St. Paddy Day gift from  Fiend   (free from their shop) comes with a cute shamrock pin, mouth piece and earrings.

The make up is from Butter Muffins, it's their Green Bombshell Lipsstick & Glitter Eyeshadow (75L on Marketplace).

 The Hair is D!va's Mana Hair, Type A in Topaz. It is a free group gift found on the second floor of the adorable shop.

The Eyes are from Kyxe, for 120L called Cayenne Medium. I have fallen in love with Kyxe's eyes they are so life like.

The fingernails are by PixelFashion, Nail Collections AA (240L on Marketplace). They are color changeable and have little diamond accents you can turn on and off. I have been wearing these about 6 months now and have yet to find a set I like more.

The black pearls are from Maxi Gossmer Jewellery, They are called South Seas Pearls . These gorgeous strands are mesh, so the detailing is amazing! When you buy these you get one set that has all the strands linked together in a long version  and short version and then to top it all Maxi gives you each strand individuality you can mix and match wearing as many as you want to get that perfect look you are going for.  I bought the fat pack for 199L but you can get just the black pearls for 99L.

Not pictured are some awesome shoes from Es Stylez. These were a free gift, I believe you have to join the group for them. I am afraid my picture didn't capture how cute these are. They glitter really pretty think of Dorthy's ruby slippers only in green!
And that is my post for the day, I must get back to my inventory cleaning before Serra starts yelling at me for being distracted. Take care till the next post
~Taliferrue


Shopping List:

Fiend
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Agard/62/205/24
Butter Muffins!
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pink%20Promise/89/134/83
D!va
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/131/154/24
Kyxe
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Virtual%20Edge/200/59/24
Pixel Fashion
  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/NAILS-Collection-AA-sculpted-nails-with-diamonds/2409331
Maxi Gossmer Jewellery
   http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ooot%20Ooot/80/162/79/?title=Maxi%20Gossamer%20Jewellery
Es Stylez
   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stylez/107/142/26

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Skin - [PF] Alyx by Pink Fuel - Hunt Gift (10L)

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Second Life Inventory Management: Another Go Through Folder



I will admit it… I have a problem. I love hunts, I love discounts, I love group gifts, I love freebies, let’s just face it… I love stuff! Love it so much that at the end of every night on SL I have an additional hundred, sometimes up to 300 unpacked items in my Inventory.

 Yeah that is a lot of items, let’s do the math, unpacked as you know there can be anywhere from 1- 20 items in a box. Let’s pick 10 as our average number items in a prim box to make this easy. If I unpack all my goodies at the end of the night I will have increased my inventory by 1,000 items easily or better yet, at the end of the week my inventory could be bulging at the seams with additional 10 thousand items.

Typically I don’t have time or the desire to unpack all those goodies.  But I got to have them right?!?! What I do, is at the end of the night I create a folder with the date as the title and take all the new open folders in my inventory and the unpacked boxes from my object folder and place them in the newly created day folder.  But as the woeful story goes, that does nothing to help me be more organized or reduce down the number of items in my inventory. It’s just like sweeping all the toys under your bed when your mother told you to clean your room, out of sight…but definitely not clean.

So I was sitting there with Serra the other night, bleary eyed watching a lucky chair waiting for my letter to show its cheery little face, pondering how to get my inventory under control.  When I remembered how Mar @ SL4Nowt always recommended doing it slow. Serra was crying her woes of overflowing management to me saying how she should just pick out ten boxes a night and just deal with them, no matter how much she just wants to cram them back into her “Go through Later” folder.  

Flipping open my “go through” folder I began looking at the million of items waiting for me to open them, try them on, picture them, upload into my wardrobe, move them over to a permanent spot in my category folders or delete them. I noticed I had a ton of builder items, house decorations, furniture items all mixed in with the clothing items I had gotten.  And I thought to myself it would be great if these were all separated by what type they were so when I wanted to find a clothing item, all this other crap wouldn’t be mixed in.  

That’s when it hit me; a mini epiphany...the night light went off in my head, I had a way to make my inventory seem less chaotic. I set to work instantly creating the following folder hierarchy:

1! Go Through
Ä0 S – Clothing
Ä0 S – Jewelry
Ä0 S – Shoes
Ä0 S – Hairs
Ä0 S – Skins/Make-ups/Shapes
Ä0 S – Building Tools
Ä0 S - Poses
Ä0 S - Misc
Ä0 UP – Home Items
Ä0 UP – Clothing
Ä0 UP – Jewelry
Ä0 UP – Shoes
Ä0 UP – Hairs
Ä0 UP – Skins/Make-ups/Shapes
Ä0 UP –Building Tools
Ä0 UP – Home Items
Ä0 UP –Poses
Ä0 UP –Misc 
*** The “S” stands for sort, and the “UP” stands for unpack.

With this in place I opened two inventory windows one where I could see my newly created folders and the other I opened up my object folder. Then I quickly went through my object folder and sorted all the unpacked newly acquired goodies into the appropriate “UP” folders by what I thought were in them. Some of those titles were iffy on exactly what I had so I also created a Misc folder.  Then I went to all the open folders at the bottom of my inventory and quickly sorted them into the “S” folders by what was in them. I did this for all my date folders too and before I knew it I had them all neatly sorted into their new homes and I had a better idea of what I needed to do in order to clean up my inventory better. Or at the least I had a better chance at finding that new goodie I wanted without having to dig through a million “go through” folders for it.

And now the next step is for me to go through my “UP” folders one at a time unpacking the items and moving those items to the “S” folders. I plan to then take the boxes I opened and archive them for backups. You can read more on archiving in one of my past articles here.

Then the final step is for me to go through the “S” folders, one at a time, trying on the items, deleting the ones I do not want to keep, take pictures and upload to my wardrobe then file in my category folders for a permanent home.

Still a ton of work to do, but I sure do feel more organized already. Give it a try, what harm can come from it?

Take care till the next post.
-Taliferrue

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Feature Store: Shey Fashion

Recently, while out doing pictures and research for the Fashioncentric hunt, Serra and I ran into an old friend, Minx at Shey Fashion

Small side note: the Fashioncentric hunt is one  you definitely want to do, from what Serra and I have seen this is going to be a good one. Some amazing designers (over 125 of them so far and still joining) and some awesome prizes. Keep watching here, cause I do plan to blog every last one of those prizes for you. Biggest hunt yet that I have tackled to review...lol let's see if I can do it!

Okay back to Minx and Shey... We hadn't seen Minx in forever so she joined up with us in our research trip and offered to model a bit of clothing for me. Which I am sure for you guys probably is a nice change to seeing my face constantly. I have been wanting to try and get a variety of models on my blog for a while so I figured why not. Shey Fashion is one of her favorite new haunts, so I thought it would be a good time to to feature both it and Minx.

Shey Fashion is a clothing store for men and women. It has a wide range of interesting styles to please just about anyone looking for a new outfit.  Shey has a huge discount & group gift area, with several limited items at discounted prices. The group is free to join and totally worth it for what you get as a member.

Minx fell in love with Shey's March Women's gift which came with a lovely Vita Skin. It is beautifully tanned with a plethora of adorable freckles scattered about the body and face. She is wearing a free blouse from Luziefee - Play Shirt in blue with Free Mesh Jeans from Shey along with Mesh Sneakers, also from free from Shey. To accent the outfit she wore a simple leather bracelet from K2K enterprises, also a free gift. 
I told Minx that the Shey Vita skin looked really too innocent for her since she was more of the risque type of gal and that jean's outfit she put together really looked  more like something I would wear than she would. So she just laughed at me and told me to just watch what she could do with it.
And I have to say I was impressed. She took that cute demure looking girl and turned her into an exotic sex kitten. She wore the free Shey Diva gift, which comes with the jewelry pictured and Vogue's Chinese New Year gift, reviewed in January, so no longer available. It was a gorgeous change in personality..now that is the Minx I know.

Other notes on Minx's outfit. Minx wears the Body & Soul , Yasmin Shape Series 3. I do not think it's available she has worn it for about a year now, but i am sure Body & Soul still has excellent shapes. Her hair is Slink's Angel Hair purchased at the 2010 Hair fair. Her eyes are the Blue Mojo from Kyxe for 120L, though she wants it noted they were bought for 60L on group discount. Always the penny pincher. *smiles*

It's good to have Minx in the mix, till the next great freebie find.
Take care!
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:
Shey Fashion
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BoSH/237/5/23

K2K Enterprises
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magic/51/211/31

Luziefee
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Whisper/124/27/25

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Casual Wednesday

Tonight is our lucky night, Kyxe put out a new awesome group gift, free to join and free to get. I love their skins, they have beautiful tones with nice natural full lips. Its the Maya Skin - Rosa make-up in wood tone. Group members also get half-off specials on the regular skins and eyes. The eyes I wore tonight are also by Kyxe called Rainbow eyes. They are amazing. These cost 120L but if you catch the sales you can get them for 60L. My shoes are from Felicity. They are called Alexis in Stitched Rust, a group gift. The group costs 30L but is totally worth it as there are about 10 group gifts -- All Shoes. I adore the feathers on these shoes.

For my outfit tonight, I found some of of Jane's newest releases in my inventory. Jane is slowly winning me over to mesh. As the slacks I am wearing "Easy Day Trousers" look so comfortable and go with just about everything I have put them with. They come in 5 colors, blue and grey are not pictured below. They are mesh, and sized on the standard size scale so be sure to try out a demo first. To learn more on mesh and the standardized size scale read my post "Let's Talk about Mesh".  You can pick up the trousers for 200L each or 795L for the greedy pack. I recommend the greedy pack, you will want all the colors, trust me on this. These are awesome trousers.
The top I am wearing is also from Jane's latest releases. I love the patterns on these tops. They are called the "Dandy Tank" and come in the three colors pictured above. Jane was nice enough to make them with an average hem or a wider hem. So if  you are like me, wide hipped, the top won't dip into your hips. The tops are an affordable 175L each or get all three for the 345L greedy pack.

Mel is wearing a new outfit from Just Because, called "Liberation". It's a nice casual look for just hanging out with friends or going over to see the girl for a while.  It comes with several layers, Mel was able to create several new looks from the layers.
It comes with Striped Shirt in all layers with sculpted sleeves, Plaid Shirt in all layers with sculpted sleeves and collar, and classic highly detailed blue jeans in layers with sculpted cuffs and belt. As always it is affordability priced at 474L, you really can't get better quality at such an affordable price anywhere else..or at least I haven't been able to find it. Annie does amazing work that is all original. So If you do have a great men's store, that is a great price and quality let me know.

And that my friends, is all I can write tonight, way past my bedtime. Take care till the next great find.
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:
Just Because- (Men's Outfit Not free)
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Taupo/62/214/37
Jane - (Women's Outfit Not free)
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zyrra/118/163/24
Kyxe- Skin (Join Group, Free to Join, OL)
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Virtual%20Edge/203/30/23
Felicity - Shoes (30L to join group, shoes free)
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald%20Bay/211/202/302
Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Hair ->TRUTH<  Clementine (250L)
Wings - ::{Favole}:: *Entangle*.(60L)
Ring - Claddagh Woven Ring - Silver (795L)
Ears - Lemon Tea - Elvens Ears Simple (175L)

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's a bit of a Mania Night.

*Waves* It's been a good Monday.. I say this because I logged in to find several Midnight Mania Boards I slapped last night gave me some goodies as I toiled my life away in real life. I have a bit of fun playing around with them. 

Which by the way I got new ears!! And I am so tickled with these. Love them, so take a peek at them in the images below, you will be seeing a lot of them they are made by Lemon Tea and only cost 175L. They were very easy to color too. Modifiable so I was able to drop my No Detach script in them. So no losing my ears now when I switch my hair styles. Lemon Tea is awesome for these ears!

This is probably my favorite image I put together tonight, Tali looked so sad in it. I made the expression in the photo using "Anypose" a free facial and hand posing HUD, it's free on marketplace. The hair is by "D!va"" Hair  called "Chiharu" (Onyx). Its a free gift 5000 group members gift you can find it and several other cool gifts on the second landing. The dress was a midnight mania board gift from Jess's Dream. Wings are from Favole and are not free, but I believe they are under 100L. Tears are from Sour Kandee.

I wanted to play a bit with my retro backgrounds so I made up this image featuring cute outfit from Image Reflections. Its called Ex Hipster Outfit, it rotates with some pumps on the midnight mania board. So if it is not up when you go, check back the next day.  I paired it up with boots from Shoenique Designs. They are the Laced Black Ankle Boots. They are free if you join the group, which is also free. The necklace I am wearing is by Maxi Gossamer, its called Black Tahitian Pearl Necklace and comes in several layers. They are Mesh, amazing quality and well worth more than the 99L you will pay for them. Check out the fat pack at 199L, you get four colors in it for the price of two! I was pleased with that purchase. Probably will buy more of Maxi's jewelry, it looks awesome. I am still wearing the hair by "D!va"" Hair  called "Chiharu" (Onyx). Tali looks quite a bit smug in this image..wonder what she is thinking.

The last lovely bit I am going to share with you is this beautiful green gown from Sassy!. It is called "Wicked Green Dress" and can be found on the midnight mania board. It comes in several layers so you can mix it up to get just the look you would like.The hair is from  "D!va"" Hair  and is called "Maya". It is the 2nd Anniversary gift, free to group members. Group is free to join. I am still wearing  the Black Tahitian Pearl Necklace by Maxi Gossamer and the lacy  boots from Shoenique Designs. The green on this dress really brings out my skin tone. Love it.

And that is it for me tonight ya'll take care till our next post.
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:

Jess's Dream
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malchior/55/62/651

Image Reflections
      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Image%20dAlliez/198/117/24

Sassy!
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sassy/71/111/34

D!va
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/131/154/24

Shoenique Designs 
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shoenique%20Designs/90/143/23

Maxi Gossamer  
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ooot%20Ooot/92/165/24/?title=Maxi%20Gossamer%20Jewellery

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Skin - [PF] Alyx by Pink Fuel - Hunt Gift (10L)
Eyes - Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L)
Ears - Lemon Tea - Elvens Ears Simple (175L)
Ring - Claddagh Woven Ring - Silver (795L)
Glasses - ROLE OPTIC GLASSES SG 82 - Ares I (469L)

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Just Because I can....

Just Because has released another adorable and cute outfit. I would say this is the best one yet... Why would I say that? Cause it's called Tally... anything remotely close to my name must mean it's great, right? Well it is... this outfit screams Tali wear me....I was so made for you.

 It's extremely modest but subtly sexy in that cute girl next door look. It comes with a tied plaid shirt in all layers with sculpted collar, sleeves, and bunched up and knotted shirt bottom; cute little tank top in all layers; and torn, heavily worn stonewashed jeans with sculpted pants bottoms and belt.You can choose this outfit in Copy or in Transfer, so you can buy for yourself or for that special person in your life.

So go check out the store, get your self some new duds. You can't go wrong...why do I say this...Just Because...

I can! Take care all!
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:

Just Because
  Tally Outfit (459L)
   http://slurl.com/secondlife/Taupo/61/180/37

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Hair ->TRUTH< Abigail Carmel  (250L)
Wings - ::{Favole}:: *Entangle*.(60L)
Skin - [PF] Alyx by Pink Fuel - Hunt Gift (10L)
Eyes - Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L)
Ears - Elven / Elf / Fairy Ears gen 02 Windlow (375L)
Ring - Claddagh Woven Ring - Silver (795L)
Glasses - ROLE OPTIC GLASSES SG 82 - Ares I (469L)
Sneakers - Chelsea by X - Dream inc. [ JP ] Design (group gift)

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Just a quickie....

Only have a few minutes today so I want to share with you this cute little outfit I have put together on the fly. The skin is from Kyxe. It has some really adorable butterflies under the right eye, It's a free group gift. The Hair is from D!va. The Bracelet is from the Beauty and the Freak Hunt from Mylo Designs (0L). The shirt and shorts is from Leri Miles Designs and is part of the Depraved Spring Madness 2. It runs March 15th - April 15th and is free, Start Here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depraved%20Nation/140/157/70


Enjoy, take care till the next post.
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:

Skin - group gift - Kyxe -Sophia 01 Epice Butterfly Makeup ( Free)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Virtual%20Edge/225/36/23

Shirt and Shorts - Leri Miles Designs DSM 2.0 Hunt Gift (0L)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wonderland%20NW/125/16/40

Bracelet
Mylo Designs - Bracelet - (0L)
 Beauty and the Freak Hunt
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Junlong/158/37/51

Hunt Info

Skins and Hair Hunt
March 2nd - April 2nd
Cost: 10L
Start: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Persimmon%20Island/200/165/22
Blog: http://www.skinsandhair.blogspot.com/
Depraved Spring Madness 2.0
March 15th - April 15th
Cost: 0L
Start: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depraved%20Nation/140/157/70
Blog: www.depravednation.com

Beauty and The Freak Hunt
March 10th - 24th
Cost: Free
Start: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Damned/164/190/24
Blog: http://ohsofabuloushunt.wordpress.com/

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Eyes - Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L)
Ears - Elven / Elf / Fairy Ears gen 02 Windlow (375L)

Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hair, Skins, and Animal Prints, Oh My!

Hello Everyone,

I hope your week went by as fast as mine did. I did a bit of hopping around looking at hunt items as I geared up for sorting my inventory some more. I always seem to add a lot more then toss twice as much to get rid of my guilt.

So today's post items come from two hunts I recommend you checking out. They are small ones so wont take you much time to complete.

The first one is the Skin and Hair Hunt (SHH), it is a 23 store hunt that runs March 2nd to April 2nd. The items cost 10L a piece but you get some really nice skins, shapes and hair from the hunt. The start was hard for me and Serra to find so here is the SUrl in case you need it. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Persimmon%20Island/200/165/22

The second hunt is The Animal Hunt (TAH) it is a small two store hunt of 10 items all featuring animal prints. You get several mix-match items that can make quite a few outfits, including shoes and a purse. This hunt runs March 1st - 31st. Here is the starting point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Persimmon%20Island/200/165/22

So for your viewing pleasure I put together three distinct images from these two hunts.
Both Skin and Hair are from the  Skin and Hair Hunt . The hair is from MINA, called Puk - Black. The skin, shape and eyebrows are from BCC called Came.  The outfit is  from The Animal Hunt,  Censored.  Eyes are my usual Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L), Necklace is Bassista of the Night - Initials Change Necklace by Misha off of Marketplace.
Both Skin and Hair are from the  Skin and Hair Hunt . It is made by Nikita Fride. I love the rosy cheeks and the hair is a great touch for the days you want a punky look. The outfit is a mixture of items from The Animal Hunt. Chandelle gave us the Leopard top, brown heels and shades.  The zebra print jeans come from Censored. Eyes are my usual Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L), Necklace is Bassista of the Night - Initials Change Necklace by Misha off of Marketplace. While at Nikita Fride be sure to look around there are other great freebies to pick up.
I absolutely adore this skin, it is from the   Skin and Hair Hunt . It is made by Kyxe Skins and is the Alyssa Dark Mystique - Copper. It has a lovely little tattoo under the right eye. The Hair is not from either hunt, though it is from a store on the SHH hunt. It is a free gift from MINA, called Amber - Black. The outfit is a mixture of items from The Animal Hunt. Chandelle gave us the Bikini Top and shades. The zebra print jeans come from Censored. The shoes are a pair I picked up from Dressed by Lexi a while back. And lastly the clutch is one I purchased on Marketplace for 1L. Eyes are my usual Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L).

~Taliferrue

Shopping List:

Chandelle
      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Utopia%20Portugal%20XXII/187/197/4032
Censored
      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Virtual%20Edge/200/59/24
Kyxe Skins
      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Virtual%20Edge/200/59/24
Mina Hair Fashion
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koh%20Mina%20Beach/140/109/29
Nikita Fride
      http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nikita%20Fride/108/128/31
Zebra Heels (50L)
      https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DBL-Zebra-Heels/2141294
Zebra Bag(1L)
      https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Zebra-Purce/2037936

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio


Poses:
Created using my (CTS) Wardrobe Hud, The poses inside are from the following creators:
  - AAA Poses (Ella Bremer)
  - Klassy Kitty Designs (Darius Scientist)
  - *Le Freak* (Lonka Simondsen)
  - Niamhinations! (Niamh Kleiner)
Created using the animations in my AO from VISTA, Sweet Chica.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Just Playing Around

Evening All,
I didn't really feel like doing much tonight, so I was playing in my inventory and came across this outfit from Vershe
It is from The Penitent Hunt that runs February 22nd - April 2nd and costs 1L.
The pose is one I have had for a while and just wasn't sure how to put it to use till now. It's by Exposeur called  *Little Hearts* I am wearing Truth Hair called Ashlin. As always see all the other details down below.


And that's it for me tonight. Take care all!
~Taliferrue

Shopping List:
VERSHE
       http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malt/48/144/22

Pose:
Exposeur *Little Hearts*
        http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Reek/192/172/21

Photo Location:
Taliferrue's Top Secret Photo Studio

Other Details to Tali's Outfits:
Wings - ::{Favole}:: *Entangle*.(60L)
Skin - [PF] Alyx by Pink Fuel - Hunt Gift (10L)
Eyes - Realistic Honey - AZ Eyes Marketplace (5L)
Ears - Elven / Elf / Fairy Ears gen 02 Windlow (375L)
Ring - Claddagh Woven Ring - Silver (795L)
Glasses - ROLE OPTIC GLASSES SG 82 - Ares I (469L)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Fresh Unknown Hunt, Stores 34-36

This is it! We made it!

Now don't cry... today is the last day of the Fresh Unknown Hunt reviews here @Melroo's Place. It's been a fun journey. I have a few more great gifts and unique stores to share. Here are the hunt details for those who just are learning of the fresh unknown!

The Fresh Unknown Hunt. (TFUH)
Runs: March 1st - 31st
Cost: 1L
Look for: Little Flowers (can be four different colors)
Start: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trenza%20CAFE/105/205/498
Blog: http://theunknownhunt.blogspot.com/

Store 34: Kawaii Desu

HINT: I'm where the "flower" blooms.

ABOUT THE STORE:
Kawaii clothes for boys and girls and tiny tots too. What is Kawaii exactly you ask? Kawaii is, in a summary, the word for Cute in the Japanese language. So anything cute equals kawaii.
GIFT:  
And true to name the gift is definitely Kawii! I had to pull out my doll shape by Pink Sugah for this outfit cause it just looked funny on my regular shape. You get a top, skirt, unisex jeans and shoes for boys or girls. Teddy bear is not included. Tiny Tali sure is Kawii!

Store 35: Kaerri

HINT: Keep it under your hat!

ABOUT THE STORE: 
Now here's a familiar little store to share with y'all. I have featured their furniture and items in several of my past posts (click the Kaerri tag on the right to see them all). Kaerri combines modern contemporary design furniture with classic traditional style. Its fresh, simple, stylish and functional

 GIFT: 
True to form, Kaerri produces another wonderful gift for us. Its a lovely lounging patio perfect for a relaxing day after chasing down the pretty pastel flowers in this hunt.

Store 36: PIXEL CREATIONS

HINT: Que sera, sera.... Nobody knows the FUTURE...

ABOUT THE STORE:
Pixel Creations is home to affordable furniture, buildings, plants and home decoration. They have nice quality sculpts and low prim accessories for your home. While there be sure to hit the Slap boards and check if your letter is up on the lucky board.

GIFT:
The gift from Pixel Creations is sure to brighten any room with its bright yellow and pink upholstery. Makes me smile looking at it.

And that my friends is all the Stores in The Fresh Unknown Hunt. Till the next great hunt run, take care!

~Taliferrue