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*blows dust off the blog* I wish I had 3 of me! but since I don’t, I have had to prioritize. I haven’t had much time to shop and find new goodness, but I hope you have seen me blogging my own clothing releases over at *elymode* . Last night I gave myself permission to put my own creations aside and photograph some wonderful items that have made their way to my inventory recently. Among my new favorites are these amazing Docs boots from Gos and the latest skin from Belleza. (coming soon)
The soon to be released Alyson skin from Tricky Boucher is beautiful and sweet and is going to make a lot of people very happy. Alyson is a bit younger and softer looking than the previous Belleza release, Jesse, which has more of a”femme fatale” feel to her. For those of you have been wondering when Tricky will release a pale skin; you won’t have to wait much longer! (darker ladies don’t worry, sunkiss and tan are there too) This skin will be sent as a group gift soon, with the full line coming in January.
The “Ely” necklace was a gift from my dear friend Vixie Rayna, and it means more to me than I can even summarize here, but I’m gonna try!. As a kid, my rl name was never found on coveted items like key-chains or those novelty license plates found at amusement parks. When I put this necklace on all that childhood disappointment washed away, and was replaced with something much more powerful: love and friendship. Now THAT is the spirit of the season.
Speaking of my youth… when I was 21 I spent 3 months backpacking around Europe with my 2 best friends. We hit a shoe store in London where I met my sole-mate (yeah, it’s a pun, not a typo), a pair of red Doc Marten boots. Fast forward 16 years: Gospel Voom shows me a photo of his SL Docs as a work in progress and I started to reminisce about my boots; he asked me what color they were and promised to add that color to the line, this really is the right shade of red! The boots morph to give you 3 styles in one (pristine, abused, and loose,) I think the only variation missing is the one with duct tape on one shoe’s toe where you’ve worn through to the steel tip
I know that I am lucky and blessed when it comes to my success in SL. There are lots of talented people here, so who you know and being in the right place at the right time are just as important as doing a job well. I want to thank my friends* who support me even when I rant and feel sorry for myself. Thank you to the generous designers who share their creations with me even though I don’t blog very often lately. Thank you to the plurkers who make me feel more connected to a community of people than I have in many many years. Thank you to my photography clients and my elymode customers. I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season, and wish you the best in the new year.
*feles seitan and rubystarlight writer, i couldn’t do what i do without you.
-Belleza- Alyson pale group gift (available soon)
Gos 8 hole Docs boots
(PixelDolls) Sculpted Velvet Gloves: Black
*Solange!* Sassy skirt- BLACK
:::Sn@tch Velveteen Tanks:::
*blowpop* Lacetop Fishnet Stockings -Burgundy-
TRUTH Anise – night
(luc) Kau’i disc earrings (silver)
Candy Nail #P024 Magic of Witch Red
Tekeli-li Hollywreath Diadem
Poetic Color eyes – poison ivy
**Irresistible Look Eyelashes**-Crissy Designs
Ely necklace by marcopol Oh (thank you Vixie!!!)
poses photos 1-3 from *xoxo ania*
star chair from Tekeli-li
photo 4 *New Trails – Fir to Wear ! (pose is SLC ao animation plus tree hold pose)
Earlier this week, I put up a gift and a limited edition set at my shop at ICON Lifestyles to celebrate the sim’s grand reopening. I’ll be taken them down Saturday night, so head over there for this comfy outfit. I’ve just finished the other dozen colors, but this one, pumpkin, will be gone for good. This photo has been enhanced to be used as a poster in my shop, but you can see a more accurate representation of the color in the second photo.
The cami & panties set is a gift, just buy for 0L. It’s in the front corner of my shop; should be easy to find. This gift is the same item I will sell in my shop in other colors; it comes on all layers and is entirely hand drawn like all clothing from elymode. (each future color set will sell for L$125) You can see some other colors in this shot on my flickr.
The zipped sweater and pants set, in pumpkin, is being sold as a set for L$200. The outfit includes sculpted color change cuffs with a dozen color choices and comes on lots of layers for mixing with other things in your inventory. (other colors will be sold as top and bottom individually as opposed to the set; sweater for L$175 and pants for L$160)
available through Saturday 9/19
ICON Lifestyles http://slurl.com/secondlife/ICON%20Lifestyle/199/152/28
How did I miss it? Neither El or I got the Tuli group notice about this adorable pink denim shorty skirt until Feles told us it was there… thank goodness for friends, right? The skirt is sooo adorable with painted on stars and skulls, and even a hand print on the tush! The skirt matches lots of items from Tuli’s Sumi line, like the ruffle shirt and the top of the skully dress.
After the cuteness of the skirt settled in a bit I thought to myself… I hope Tuli is gonna make these in other colors. D’uh, Ely… go to the store, they are right there next the cropped sweater released during the RFL clothing fair. You may have picked up the sweater in black and sand during the Treasure Hunt at Tuli’s sim recently, but now it’s available in lots of colors.
The sweater comes on the jacket and shirt layer, and the skirt comes on both pants and underpants layers and gives you the option of the sculpty skirt attachment or one made with regular prims. After dong the shoot, I put the skully tank under the green sweater and fell in love with that look but I was just not up for a reshoot, so you’ll have to take my word for it! Better yet, go try it yourself; Tuli’s prices are always so reasonable and her clothing is always so well made, you can’t loose.
All the poses in this shoot are from Tuli too. She doesn’t have a huge selection but every pose is excellent and full of personality. I want to mention one more thing in this shoot that came from Tuli… kinda. It’s not something she made, but it’s a gift she gave me… that girl is too sweet. Look back to that top photo… see the otter? lol yes, the otter. A few months back Tuli sent me this adorable otter and his pond. He floats around and makes cute noises and basically reminds me that some people are good and I need to remember that. Tuli has been there for me during some tough times and I hope she reads this and knows how much I love and appreciate her… even without all the amazing skins and clothing and poses… and otters.
El: *sUmi* ruffle tube top black, ::Tuli:: Worn denim mini skirt pink gift
Ely: *sUmi* skullie gray (top whole, separate use), ::Tuli:: Worn denim mini skirt pink gift
::Tuli:: Cable knit cropped vest hunter green and black, ::Tuli:: Worn denim mini skirt black and regular
El: Magika Hair – Amy – Blonde B, ::Tuli:: Natalie (light), [SI] Kaleidoscope Necklace – Rose, [Decoy] Francisco Wedge Black
Ely: Cake – Faith – Black II – Flexi Hair, PornStar Xtra Hi-Tops MultiColor, ::Tuli:: Kalista tan, !Negko Design Tattoos Made Of Stars top and Ground Control bottom.