Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ingenue - Classic Genius

Perfect classy dress - not too dressy, not too casual.  And I love the flowered belt.  I actually own a dress like this in real life.  Ingenue has always been my go to for classic styles - think Marilyn Monroe - and there is NO store that does it better.

Dress:  Ingenue :: Japonica :: Dahlia
Skin: ATOMIC-Audri-Caramel-Abyss
Hair:  ETD Carolyn 
Shoes:  Stiletto Moody Pinup (Blacker Patent)
Jewelry:  [Encore] Timeless Double Strand Necklace and earrings
Pose:  Olive Juice

Check it out!  You *will* love it.

Happy Shopping!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oh Aoharu....

I love sims dedicated to fashion.  Over the years, Aoharu has been one of those stores that sells SO much..that they need an entire sim.  But one recent item I loved so much..I almost bought the same thing twice..just walking around the store. 

Shirt:  AOHARU - GlitterShirt - Green
Jeans:  Zaara:  (classic jeans)
Boots:  (Shiny Things) Ribbon Boots - black
Hair:  [elikatira] Later - Midnight Blacks
Skin:  [ATOMIC] Skin Audri-Caramel -Abyss

There's so much there to buy..I'd need 15 Aoharu posts just to cover HALF of it. 

Go.  Shop.  Love.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Shopper's Pet Peeve..

Actually, it's more than a pet peeve.  It's the thing that makes me stop shopping at particular stores. real life, when you have a question, concern or comment regarding a purchase, stores have individuals (Customer Service) that are dedicated to helping you.  Because, let's face it, without the customer (ANY customer), no store can stay in business.

In Second Life, it's apparently acceptable that designers want zero contact with their customers.

Having run the fashion showcases and been an extreme shopper in SL for the last four years, I can tell you that there are two types of designers. 

The first type is the type I *love* buying from.  They're polite, friendly, and willing to listen to their customers.  They address your IMs or notecards promptly.  Old school designers like Sachi Vixen, Nyla Cheeky, Indyra Seigo, and djod Karu are some examples of AMAZING designers that still take the time to answer IMs and notecards - regardless of the topic.  They SPEAK to their customers (imagine that!).

The second type I truly dislike, and unless their designs are so phenomenal that you can't breathe when you see them.I don't shop in their stores.  Those designers are the ones that never return an IM or a notecard.  They're the ones with the really "READ MY FAQ OR I WON'T RESPOND" profiles.  Come.  On.

Seriously?  It's Second Life.  You opted to start a business.  Now provide customer service.  I'm sure there are very few stores where there are thousands and thousands of customers.  And I know for a FACT that larger/busier stores either give you a customer service contact name or employ several customer service reps to be IN the store at all times.    

No, I don't believe every designer should do custom work.  It's time consuming..I know.  No, I do not believe they should dedicate their entire second life to their stores - then what's the fun in that?  But I do believe they should LISTEN to their customers.  Hey, your glitch pants..kinda glitchy!  Hey, the super cute one side strap of this dress..doesn't attach without detaching my skirt!  I clicked the store sign, but it sold me a different dress - three times! 

I'm really lucky to be able to say that a lot of the designers I have encountered over the years have fallen into the first group.  The second group..well.  The reality is..nobody in Second Life makes something you can always buy it elsewhere if you find you're stuck with an unfriendly (or surly) designer. 

Listening to your customer makes all of the difference between success and failure. 

Happy shopping, kids!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"C" Yourself With More Birthdays

Head to the "C Yourself With More Birthdays" Facebook page, click "like," and then upload a photo of yourself making a letter "C" with your hand, arms, props—really whatever you can think of.

If Facebook isn't your cup of tea, you can also upload a photo via Instagram (just be sure to add the #CYourself hashtag).

For each uploaded photo, Showtime will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society. And the most creative photo will earn a $5,000 cash prize.

Best type of style?  The style of giving.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Love Is In the Air......

Cheesy title..I know!  Forgive me..but you happens.  :)

Little store..and it was really the necklace that caught my attention first.  And, as is customary with me, I find a piece of jewelry and work around it to create an outfit.  Of course, for this blog..I worked out of the Love store (which incidentally is hard as HELL to find the LM to if you didn't make one yourself in the store).  But, being the kinda okay blogger I am...I've put a SURL into this blog (as I do all blogs).  :)  You're welcome.

Shirt:  (Love) - Scoop Neck - Cloudy
Pants:  (love) - signature denim - vintage navy wash
Necklace:  (love) silk ribbon necklace V.2 - blue
Bracelet:  ::je::suis::asymetrique::bangles::all colors
Boots:  (Shiny Things) Ribbon Boots - black
Skin:  LAQ ~ Martina [Nougat] Glow skin (10-pack)
Hair:  LAQ ~ Tess hair (Black)
Props:  Olive juice, baby!

The clothing is fairly relaxed..but cute.  :)  Just the way I like it.

Happy shopping!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Get Modd G.

Every now and then..even the wickedest of girls needs a dress to help her feign innocence.  :) Introduce the Modd G. Lyla dress. 

Dress:  Modd.G Lyla Crossback Dress Peach
Skin:  [ATOMIC] Grace - Caramel
Hair:  ETD Nadia  (Chocolate Pack)

Useful tool in fooling the masses.  Innocent girl here - and the dress totally says so.

Happy shopping!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Icing on the Cake....

When I first started in SL oh-so-many years ago.....I fell in love with a store.  I mean..complete love.  I was buying everything as soon as it was released..and I was like a walking AD for Icing.

Sadly, as my shopping addiction grew, my old favorite stores were replaced with new favorites.  But this morning I logged into SL and found a "New Release" notice from Icing.  And of course, while I inhale this bagel..there's no reason I can't check out the new releases.  I've popped into Icing a few times in the last year - mostly to grab a simple formal dress that I almost always need for one event or another. 

It is as it always was....a perfectly quiet store with great outfits and cheap prices.  No 5,000L dresses that you'll spend two weeks trying to fit your avi into.  Great colors, shapes and styles.  I'll always be an ad for Icing - because it's a designer I truly stand behind.  :)  Noob or not.   

Dress:  ICING- Coquette - Red
Hair:  [LeLutka]-HANNAH 2.0 hair - CoalMine
Skin:  LAQ ~ Elena [Nougat] Glow skin (10-pack)
Shoes:  Stiletto Moody Bare Lana (Anniversary) v1.14 (med)
Bracelet:  Fresh Baked Goods:  Jujubes Gem Antique Silver Bangle Set
Poses:  ALL Olive Juice (go to the will LOVE)

FYI:  the outfit comes with the skirt in red AND black.  :)  Sassy, huh?  I love it!

I really hope you check this store out.  It's a great store on an awesome (and OLD!) shopping sim.  There are even old fashioned freebies.  Do you remember those?  :)  Me either.  LOL

Happy shopping!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cracked Mirrors..

Don't let the name fool you.  Nothing about this outfit will crack ANY mirrors.  :)  Crack a few SL necks, maybe.  But absolutely not your mirror!

Dress:  (CM) Bitchin Camaro Dress (bluey)
Skin:  LAQ ~ Elena [Nougat] Glow skin (10-pack)
Hair:  ETD Ashley - Black
Shoes:  Stiletto Moody Tall Boot (Black Croc)
Jewelry:  [Amaretto] Black Bangles / [Encore] Timeless Double Strand Necklace (black pearl)

Really cute find.  It comes in a few different colors too.  :)  Enjoy!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Riddle Me This.....

Sometimes, you just need that cute little dress.  You know..the one for the not too dressy..not too casual SL events.  Riddle offers just that dress.  It's an oldie, but an absolute favorite of mine.  :)

Dress:  ** [ Riddle ] ** Candy Kisses Dress - Black
Skin:  [ATOMIC] Audri-Caramel - Abyss
Hair:  Elikatira- Just - Essentials Collection
Shoes:  Stiletto Moody Bare Greta (Black Patent)

The poses are Olive Juice - my newest addiction for this blog! 

You'll love Riddle.  Cute store..great selection with choices for everyone.  And a little secret?  Join their group and when you pay full price (wearing your tag), you get a 20% refund!  Shopping..saving money..COME ON!  What are you waiting for?? 

Happy shopping!