Thursday, December 31, 2009

Warm Fuzzies!

Some days you just need to feel warm and fuzzy. And, today was like that for me. I adore Aoharu's clothing - I think I own half the store. Machang Pichot is the most amazing woman. Very kind and very friendly, she shares so much. I was putting together this look and had to stop by to find some pieces I've missed. The denim jacket was perfect.

BAX Coen Designs is new to GOLden Shopping and I'm thrilled to welcome them to our little sim. BAX released the suede boot recently and the color options are unreal. It's truly a rainbow! I bought the blue pair and with menu options found this really amazing denim shade. I'm totally going back later to get the green ones!

Thank you again to Marcopol Oh Studio for letting me jump in and get cozy on his crocodile sofa (*no crocs were harmed during this shoot). The Tribute living room set comes in four colors and I've found myself chilling on it pretty much daily while working. Shhh don't tell people I sit on the job :P

Find your own style! TAXI to GOLden!

Style Card:
Skin -[KA] - Bardot Agnes Pale in Makeup 06
Hair - Truth - Grace in Treacle
Eyes - MADesign - Truth in Blue7
Lashes - MMS (Now Lelutka) - Photoshoot II
Jacket - Aoharu - Vintage Denim with Plaid Brown Shirt
Shirt - LeeZu - Valerie in Olive
Shorts - Veschi - Jeanius in Plaid
Leggings - Ines Creations - Wood Saddle in Brown (From Outfit)
Boots - BAX Coen Designs - Prestige in Blue Suede (Bohemian on Menu)
Earrings - DeLa - Antonia in Beige
Necklace - Addict - Gold Peace and Love
Bracelet - Naith Smit Design (NS) - Hand Rosary in White
Furniture Set - Marcopol Oh Studio - Tribute in Brown (More colors avail)
Poses - Sr3d - Posh, Whoops, Cold as Ice, & Daydream
Additional Pose - Torridwear - Geometry

Happy New Year! And, Happy Rezz Day to ME! :P,

*Edited To Update SLURLs and Links*

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My "Must Have's" 2009

Wow, what a year gone by ! For me, 2009 has brought many high's and low's and much joy with SL fashion. The year has seen designers leap from strength to strength and come together in the face of adversity and copybotters. The abundance of new releases from designers is mirrored in the flourishing blogging community.
On a personal note, my 2009 in Second Life has been an emotional journey, riding a rollercoaster with many disappointments but also many great achievements - a couple of which, for example, being asked to blog for the GOLden Shopping Sim, winning Blacklace's Model Search and finding RL love in SL.
2009 gave me so many 'must have's' in my SL inventory, I thought I'd share them with you. Maybe you recognise some of your own, maybe you will see some and make them your must have's for 2010 - either way, I just want to say thank you to all SL designer's for their passion, foresight, skill and creativity and long may it continue and grow in 2010.

Arguably THE best boots in SL for the past year, Bax Coen's Prestige Range have pushed her right to the top of her game. With undeniably, the best texture, features and fitting script, these boots are probably featured in most discerning SL fashionista's Inventory.

2009 has seen the explosion of Truth Hawk's hair upon SL fashion making him probably the best selling hair producer in SL. He's totally reworked his textures and styles to make TRUTH hair an inventory Essential. Shown above is Heidi in Mocha.

Lowrise jeans made a huge impact in SL fashion this year with what would appear to be a huge competition to see who could come up with the lowest lowrise. These delicious textured 'gettin low' jeans from Boom became a huge fave with me.

Dressing them up for a nighttime look or wearing them with your fave sweater for a casual look, i decided that i couldn't live without my HLD Shorts. Probably the cutest short short's in SL guaranteed to make an impact, these delicious shorts designed by the gorgeous Howard Lindley have become huge fave's of mine.

Belleza skin, a certain must have and for me -something i couldn't live without now. I've tried many others but always come home to my Jesse (see above). Unless required to, I always wear Belleza, Blog Belleza and I swear, if i could eat sleep and drink it, I would lol. Featured in this post are Jesse Deep Tan (see above) and the forthcoming release from Tricky Boucher, Alyson in Tan (see below). I'm super duper excited to see what 2010 brings from Belleza.

2009 saw the discovery for me of [skream]. Having never really been a fan of facial piercing's for women, Jacqueline Cliassi's [skream] has given piercings a real glamorous and sexy edge. I'm such a huge fan of her creations and can often be found wearing one, two or many more of them. One of my fave's, the Beauty Mark Piercing shown above, is just an example of how piercings can look classy and not trashy. Cannot wait to see what 2010 bring's us from [skream].

Having been a huge fan of MADesigns Promise eye's for so long, I was delighted to discover SLink's Eyescream Range. Realistic and gorgeous, I really hope that 2010 brings more colour choices from them.

I was never a fan of prim nails, too much hard work getting right. That was until I came across Lovesoul in 2009. Easy, Gorgeous, Scripted and Inexpensive, I now cannot be without my prim nail's.

These need no introduction, Maitreya totally upped the 'prim feet' stakes and produced without question, THE best prim feet in SL. Gorgeously textured and designed shoes with realistic feet totally blow it's competitors out of the water.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART ISOk, you cannot find this in a store, but it's one thing I cannot live in SL without. Our Homestead. Place where we laugh learn live and love.

I hope you all had a fantastic SL 2009 and I really wish you all a beautiful 2010.

Laya <3 xxx

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Pinkie Skull!

Tatyana Ultsch is one of GOLden Shopping's newest designers. Her store, My Pinkie Skull, is full of extremely well-made streetwear. The textures are quite impressive, and I love the color selection. Besides the styling, it's always fun to put together sets for the photoshoots. LostAngel Industries has the coolest sets and poses. You can truly let your imagination run wild.

I can't wait to show you guys even more wonderful fashions from this hot new designer! Stay tuned... but until then get your fix at My Pinkie Skull.

Oh and by the way... BAX Coen Designs is opening today! 2010 is going to be a great year for fashion and all of us at GOLden can't wait for you to see!!

Taxi to GOLden Shopping!

Style Card:
Skin - Dream Ink - Shela in PS F4.5
Hair - Truth - Avery in Sangria
Eyes - MADesign - Truth in Blue7
Lashes - MMS (Now Lelutka) - Photoshoot II
Dress - My Pinkie Skull - Grey Knitted
Armwarmers - My Pinkie Skull - LaceMe in Black
Garter Belt and Socks - My Pinkie Skull - LaceMe in Black
Belt - BAX Coen Designs - Leather in Brown *OPENING TODAY*
Necklace -Fuel - The Keykeeper
Bangle - Luc - Heartwood in Plain Gold
Ring - JCNY - Florentine Engagement Ring
Tattoo - Kiliebe - Forgive Me
Shoes - Maitreya Gold - Esprit in Black
Set - LostAngel Industries - Cubes in Gold Fierce and the Mannequins PoseSet

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Haute Glam!

The best part of working with designers at GOLden Shopping is being inspired by their amazing designs. Making my own art from their work. Marcopol Oh is the sweetest and shared a few new jewelry pieces with me. The Lacroix bangle is to DIE for and it totally inspired today's look. I also borrowed his store, Marcopol Oh Studio, for the photoshoot. Hope he doesn't mind! Let's hurry up and finish before he finds me!

So Many Styles' Fishy Glitter Dress is another fabulous must have dress for your wardrobe. It will be great for a New Year's party with the detailed sequin texture. I've really mixed up the look for you today, to show the versatility of the dress. It's fun to play with your look and today's is very glam couture.

Style Card:
Skin - [KA]- Couture Skins Leilah in Makeup 07
Hair - Maitreya - Nimue in Walnut
Eyes - MADesign - Truth in Blue7
Lashes - LeeZu - Diva
Dress - So Many Styles - Fishy Glitter in Silver (Jacket & Pants Layer)
Cardigan - Boom - Wrong Size Card in Champagne (Undershirt Layer)
Jacket - Kyoot Army - Straight Jacket (Shirt Layer & Collar/Sleeve) *Tinted*
Pants - So Many Styles - Pik in Beige2 (Underpants Layer)
Belt - - Wide Waist in Wine
Bangle - Marcopol Oh Studio - My Bangle Lacroix
Ring - JCNY - Florentine Engagement Ring
Shoes - Djinn & Tonic - Susanne
Set - Marcopol Oh Studio - Square Diamond Dresser
Poses - Torridwear

Marcopol Oh is still offering this *FREE* modern Winter Mobile to all members of the GOLden Shopping Group. It has snowflakes, fur, and feather art pieces. It's a simple modern design that you can use every year. Just add the group or visit Marcopol Oh Studio in-world to pick up the gift.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, Love Vixie

Thank you all for making this a beautiful year at Love&Fashion. I love doing this blog, and I'm happy to have Laya and Beer join me to share our individual style. It's now we celebrate 15,000 hits! One little blog that could...

May each of you have a beautiful Christmas and most wonderful New Year! Love&Fashion has much in store for 2010. Stay tuned!

Style Card:
Skin - [KA] - Bardot Agnes Pale in Makeup01
Hair - Truth - Grace in Treacle
Eyes - MADesign - Truth in Blue7
Lashes - MMS (Now Lelutka) - PhotoshootII
Shirt/Dress - LeeZu - Mix of Bo Leather in Cherry (Shirt Layer and Collar), WoolPulli in Red (Undershirt Layer and Arm Prim Parts) and Mia Corset in Red (Jacket Layer and all Prim Parts)
Leggings - LeeZu - LaLun in Black Semi Sheer
Boots - Courtisane - LaVivien in Red
Necklace - Kunstkammer - Black Forest Pendant in Peridot

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

So Many Styles!!

GOLden Shopping is proud to welcome our newest store So Many Styles ! Irie Campese has an amazing eye for unique style and fun designs. You can feel her energy and passion with her creations. I just have a small taste for you today in this look, but just wait have more in store for you all.

I love a great jacket, and this pattern one in Vintage is a perfect funky fashion find. You can pair it with jeans or leggings. I wanted to be a bit adventurous with the orange and yellow accents - earrings, belt and shoes. It doesn't have to match exactly, in fact sometimes we match too much :P

Taxi to GOLden Shopping - Find your own Style!

Style Card:
Skin - [KA] - Agnes Bardot in Pale Make Up 01
Hair - Truth - Mavi in Treacle
Eyes - MADesign - Truth in Blue 7
Lashes - MMS (Now Lelutka) - Photoshoot II
Jacket - So Many Styles - Vintage in Blue Brown (With LeeZu WoolPulli in Sienna Gloves and Hand Parts)
Blouse - LeeZu - Valerie in Black
Pants - SK Design - Legunko in Gold
Boots - Courtisane - La Vivien in Orange
Earrings - So Many Styles - Feather in Yellow
Belt - Malt - Orange Hip (Tinted)
Poses - Torridwear

Sunday, December 20, 2009

my name is Beer and i am a shoppaholic xD

hello :)
this is my very first blogg post but i have to admit i have fun doing this...
Vixie told me the other day about a new shop at GOLden Shopping on GOL 5 so i thought ok lets go there and see what we get... well... i am a shoppaholic so of course i got a mix of different designers which are:

eyes: pc eyes by LL - ocean - midnight sea
shirt: [ Cynful ] & Co. Tank! white - not released yet!
scarf: Maitreya Long Scarf* Olive
belt: Reek - I Heart Colors Belt
tattoos - selfmade
piercing - StarPiercing - Beer
shoes: (Milk Motion) my worn ankle boots *black*
skin: -Belleza- Jesse Deep tan 7 HB (cleavage)
hair: TRUTH - Lydia Night
pants: - [ Cynful ] Orange Bottom V2 ~ Bisque Black
lashes: EyeLashes! Thick & lovely EyeLashes un-boxed By AT
ring right: MIEL MIA RING
ring left: (NS) Blood Diamonds Ring
jacket: {SMS} Another Vintage Jacket Black
socks: {SMS} Knit Socks Black

smoochezzz beer xD

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The GOLden Challenge with Moolto

Moolto is looking for a new face of their brand and they are offering $20,000L in prizes and a modeling contract for the one chosen. Are you the one?

Stop by GOLden Shopping to discover your own style and enter NOW. There is a Kiosk with information on the shopping sim. Deadline TODAY (December 19, 2009)!

GOLden Shopping
is home to the best stores in SL!! Stop by and check out all the great shops!!

Style Card:
Skin - PXL - July Nat DE in Coffee
Hair - Lamb - Ghost in Ink
Eyes - MADesigns - Truth in Blue 7
Lashes - MMS (Now Lelutka) - Photoshoot II
Turtleneck - Cynful - Cozy Sweater in Navy Blue
Cardigan - HLD - Autumn in Grey (From Outfit)
Brooch - Marcopol Oh Studio - My Pinned Canary
Sleeve Cuffs - BOOM - The Cashmere in Grey (Prim Cuffs Only Tinted)
Pants - BOOM - Seaman in Mud
Belt - AMG Boudoir - Sigma in Brown
Shoes - Heart&Sole - Tied in Cobalt
Earrings - So Many Styles - Feather in Grey
Necklace - Skream - Scattered Beads
Poses - LostAngel Industries - Summer Crash, Sugarbabe, Spring Fever

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Naughty or Nice - GOLden Edition

Well as much as I would love to be down under enjoying the Summer warmth, I'm stuck in the Northern Hemisphere of COLLDddddd! And, the Holidays wouldn't be the same without a little Naughty or Nice posting from the GOLden Shopping Team.

Minxu the owner of AMG Boudoir gave me the new Xinx Corset. I was floored by the structure of the piece, the shape is perfection and I knew it would be a fun article to style in different ways. The dark red color is perfect for the holiday season and I love how luxe the material looks. You would almost expect to keep warm in this, if it weren't for the built in vents up top.

For the Naughty, I was inspired by Solange's 12 Days of Christmas Hunt from 2008. She gave out the coolest pair of Demon horns that I never found the time to wear. Hurray for Christmas and a huge inventory! I tried to go a little dark but campy with the horns and lights, so I pushed a little further and wore the lovely Jolly shoes from Heart&Sole. The owner, Bijoux, passed me over these adorable shoes and I never want to take them off! Even in the cold snow, Vixie stays warm with the fur on her feet.

As for Nice, I had to do a little coverup to really calm the corset. Aranel Ah of BOOM released an amazingly well made turtleneck a few weeks ago and it goes with everything (even super sexy corsets). The sweater is on all layers and makes it great for mix&match. I paired the top with the striped pants courtesy of Cynful to play up the fun of the look but maintain an interesting color scheme with the red and black. Hoorenbeek provided the adorable antlers. Holidays in SL are all about the Freebie finds, but you can also invest in some really wonderful core pieces to spice up your wardrobe.

You to can be GOLden - TAXI.

Naughty Style Card:

Skin - [KA} - Bardot in Agnes Pale Make Up 04
Hair - Curious Kitties - Nanoteach Hair in Inknot 08
Eyes - MADesigns - Truth in Blue 7
Lashes - Glow Studio - Flutter in Feather Goddess
Corset - AMG Boudoir - Xinx in Dark Red
Panty - Shai - Celine (From Outfit)
Stockings - Naughty - Torn Fishnet in Midnight
Shoes - Heart&Sole - Jolly in Red
Nails - Candy Nail - P032 in Feather Black
Christmas Lights - Hoorenbeek - Lights (Christmas Freebie 2009)
Christmas Demon Horns - Solange - 12 Days of Christmas Gift 2008
Poses - LostAngel Industries - The Diva and Seduction Packs
Glitterati - Headshot

Nice Style Card:

Skin - Gala Phoenix - Curio - Sundust Frex Light Winter in Cashmere I
Hair - Truth - Grace in Treacle
Eyes - MADesigns - Truth in Blue 7
Lashes - Glow Studio - Flutter in Feather Goddess
Corset - AMG Boudoir - Xinx in Dark Red
Turtleneck - BOOM - The Cashmere in Black (Undershirt Layer)
Pants - Cynful - Corset Overall in Bisque Black (Pants layer and Prims)
Shoes - Heart&Sole - Tied in Scarlet
Earrings - Solange - 12 Days of Christmas (Freebie 2008)
Necklace - Lelutka - Grace Pendant by Miabells (Spring Freebie 2008)
Christmas Antlers - Hoorenbeek -(Christmas Freebie 2009)
Poses - LostAngel Industries - Summer Crash, Torridwear - High Fashion

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Delightful Surprise @ Alite

Everyone is familiar with the brand Alphamale and Blacklace, and their newest endeavor - ALITE, is sure to become just as well known. Yelmer Pfeffer told me after months of work...a new skin line has been released and he was kind enough to offer me a preview. It's the first skin of this new brand and the Aurora II line is AMAZING. It's available in tan (seen below) and in deep tan. I know you skin whores out there want to try it all... and at $980 per makeup (hairbase, cleavage and bikini line options) and $2980 per fatpack you can't go wrong. In fact if you should join the subscribo at Alite today (Dec 14th) or tomorrow (Dec 15th)to get the Deep Tan - SmokeyII makeup FREE on Wednesday December 16th! That's right kiddies... scoot your butts over right away and try it for yourself.

(All shots RAW and UNTOUCHED from SL)

Style Notes:
Skin - Alite - Aurora II Tan in SmokeyII (FREE in Deep Tan if you join Subscribo), Funk, Dreamy and Metallic
Eyes - Redgrave - Calla in Grey
Hair - - Tatum in Cranky Brown
Lashes - MMS (Now Lelutka) - Photoshoot II
Earrings - Mandala - Pearl in Cream
Pose - Glitterati - Headshot 4

Taxi to Alite -

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Makes Me Wanna [skream] With Delight !

I know, i've been a bad blogger of late, but a lot of things going on RL and in SL too kinda pulled me in different directions - HOWEVERRR i'm back and wow, what a thrill and honour it was to have been passed review copies of the new releases from [skream]. My fave fave utter most fave piercing store in SL and i get to review *does a little dance of joy*.

First up is the cutest ever lip piercing, Kawaii Safety Pin Piercing. An open safety pin that peirces your bottom lip, edgy but with a cute twist, this awesome piece has three attachment points also (huge bonus). I've found it hard to find a piercing to tear me away from Jacqueline Cliassi's Beauty Mark Piercing but i think i now have an awesome alternative to wear. Great for those casual outfits !

I'm not a huge tattoo lover, not one of these women who wear them with everything and anything, although if the outfit is edgy enough, then i have a gorgeous collection of tatt's for the occasion. Breaking this rule of thumb though, is the newly released 'Scattered Hearts' Tattoo from [skream]. Super cute and small enough to look good with most outfits, my personal opinion is that this is a winner. Neatly and originally positioned to sit across your collarbone (see above pic), Scattered Hearts is really one tattoo i shall be wearing more often than not and feel VERY comfortable wearing it also.

Also released but not shown above was a really sexycute pair of earrings called "i'm a star" and available in three different designs (Checkered, Silver and Wood). Really gorgeous and you will be a 'star' when you wear these.

You can check out the new releases from [skream] and it's other fabulous items at the awesome GOLden Shopping Sim

Raw Photography and Styling by Laya Felisimo