Vintage Fair 2012 Preview-LOSTANGEL Poses: A Thing For Redheads

One of my favorite pose props for Vintage Fair is the Detective’s Office and Dark Alley from LOSTANGEL Poses.  I love film noir and old detective movies so it is no surprise I had to purchase the two sets from LOSTANGEL Poses.  With the help of Detective Blackheart and Mrs. Blackheart, this scene came to life.

It was a gritty day, the kind that left you just as dank and dirty as an alley cat after a hard rain.  The city was agitated, you could hear it in the slamming windows, doors and rattling car keys.  My coffee was stale but hot, and I would need it with the night I had ahead of me.  A gunshot, screeching tires and more slamming doors bolted tight.  Good idea, you never knew who could be on the other end of the door.
The click of heels, soft and even, the walk of a woman resounded down the thin hallway to my office.  A scent mixed with the pipe I was smoking, utterly feminine and floral, like roses on a rainy Irish night.  I’d been in this city too long, waxing nostalgic about my beloved Ireland.  The knob turned and on a squeaky hinge the door open.  That’s when she walked in.

Noir Amour

Noir Amour

Legs for days and miles of curves, she was stunning.  Her striking green eyes rivaled my own and made me think that much more of home.  A redhead.  I had a weakness for redheads, and this one in particular had been haunting my dreams since we met.  The way she moved was sinful, fluid and feminine.  Not even the flickering television light could steal away her beauty.

Noir Amour

Rising, I watched her watching me.  She had a way in which she would look at me, as if she could read my thoughts and desires.  No one knew me as she did so in many ways she could read my mind.  I could read hers too, it was the way we were, two sides to the same coin.

The case I was working had me full of piss and vinegar, a grumpy bear she had taken to calling me.  I knew a lecture was coming, the late nights, my bad mood, the endless paperwork and all leads winding me up at a dead end.

Noir Amour

Sure enough, my all work no play had earned the ire of my fiery redhead.  I liked the way her eyes sparkled when she was mad, but even more-so, the smile when she knew she had won.

I would deny her nothing, she was my rare rose and I her protective bear.  The case file could wait, at least a few hours for if I gained more of her ire, they’d be hiring a detective to find my body.

The Blackheart’s

What Detective Blackheart Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Ashton Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Emerald)

Hat-Gentelman Store Hat Gangster

Hairbase-VCD  01c

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Facial Hair Tattoo~Full Black Beard &  NANUK Birken beard

Shirt-[ h ] Mesh Shirt W/Tie

Jacket-[ h ] Trenchcoat Mesh black

Pants-[ h ] Mesh Pants – Black

Shoes-Kauna  Brogues: Black & White

Pipe-[ h ] Mesh Shirt w/Tie

What Mrs. Blackheart Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Sunkissed

Hair-Exile Break Away:Cayenne

Dress-CM Audrey Dress MESH (black) (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012) OPEN NOW!

Earrings-EarthStones Falling Leaves Earrings

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Absinthe)

Shoes-Gos Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

Pose & Props-LOSTANGEL Poses Detective’s Office and Dark Alley (Available @ Vintage Fair August 4th, 2012) OPEN NOW!

Events Galore: Mens Dept, Culture Shock, SBS, Lazy Sunday!

The 2nd round of the Mens Dept starts on May 7th.  With another great line-up of designers/creators, there is sure to be something that will liven up your closet.  Mark your calendars gentlemen!

There are so many events going on right now, I hope you can make time to get into all of them and snatch up the great items.  Remember, when going to any event, try to wear something basic, don’t wear all your huds and prim parts.  This will help reduce lag.  Many events have a script counter and will not allow you in if you are above the permitted count.  But most of all, remember to have fun!

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-TRUTH Lilia – espresso

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Top-Izzie’s – Fringe Top red


Jeans-{mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans Indigo

Shoes-[N] ankle high moccasins

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-.ID. Liquid Eyes / Mens Dept / Light Blue Green Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Hairbase-VCD 08

Hat–Entente Batista Fedora

Shirt-[Sheep Door] Check Shirts Red Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Pants-22769 ~ [homme] schanzen denims used blue Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Shoes-BALACLAVA!! Pause Loafers Available May 7th 2012 for The Mens Dept-May

Chairs-What Next Deck Chairs (On Sale for Lazy Sunday)

Prefab-Trompe Loeil – Zuma Hills Culture Shock 2012 available May 4th 2012

Culture Shock 2012

Are you ready?  Culture Shock 2012 opens on May 4th at 4pm SLT and will be open until May 26th.  This is a CHIC Management event sponsored by MODAVIA Productions with proceeds going to Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). There are over 175 stores in the event, with at least one exclusive item contributing 50 to 100% of the profit to Médecins Sans Frontières. For more in depth information grab the link to the official blog for Culture Shock 2012 Info & Slurls.

You can find these amazing Gos Gator Sport Clogs at Culture Shock.  They are so detailed and have add-on colors to suit your wardrobe.  They are a must have!

The Theater Chairs are from Captivity Co. and are mesh.  The detail is exquisite with 6 males pose and 6 female poses.  Please note this only seats one!

Culture Shock 2012

What I Am Wearing:

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-Hairbase-VCD 08

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Necklace-EarthStones  Best of Times Locket – Silver/Red Jasper

Shirt-chronokit Shirts 02 Mens M Check Sky

Shirt2-Entente Classic Tee Red

Pants-[ h ]Classic Jeans – Mesh -Indigo – LowRise

Shoes-[Gos] Gator Sport Clog @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

Poses-Captivity Co. Theater Chair @  Culture Shock 2012 avail. May 4th

MWFW Last Days!

Menswear Fashion Week 2012 is ending  March 31st, 2012.  Check out the official MWFW 2012 website for event schedules, designers and more.  So shake out your pants, search the sofa and dip into your savings and get some fresh looks into your wardrobe.  What are you waiting for, GO!

MWFW Last Days

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Shag Suedehead MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Glasses-:Mr.Poet:: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Necklace-EarthStones Perfect Fit Necklace – His/Silver

Ring-EarthStones Kameron Ring – Red Jasper

Bracelet-EarthStones Shades of Stones Bracelet – Tigers Eye & Onyx

Watch-Kari Nato Watch – Blue/Red

Jacket-E-Clipse UrbanParka

Shirt-Entente Classic Tee Red

Pants-E-Clipse Dandy Pants (Mesh) MWFW2012

Shoes-[ h ] Karsen Boots

Poses- Purple Posesevolve

MWFW Last Days

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Shag How Soon Is Now MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Ring-::je suis::Gacha::tente::sunset::ring

Bracelet-EarthStones Native Spirit Bracelet – Sacred Spirit

Outfit-Ladies Who Lunch Kaftan Buttondown mesh (crisp linen) MWFW2012

Boots-Dragansvarg Jahan sandal


MWFW2012 Preview feat. Ladies Who Lunch

Coming soon to Menswear Fashion Week 2012 from the fabulous Ladies Who Lunch, mesh goodness!  The battle begins the week of March 23rd-31st, 2012!

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Dura Boy 18 Black

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Chest Straps-T.E.D. from Bhenir Outfit

Bracers-T.E.D. from Tapiaq Outfit

*Kilt-Ladies Who Lunch Men’s Euro Skirt (Schoolboy/silver) MESH for MWFW2012

Belt-Ladies Who Lunch Clad belt with Sporran (MacAlpin/silver) MESH

Boots-T.E.D. Zuris Black

Sword-Primus Weapons Valyrian Sword MESH

Poses- Olive Juice

MWFW2012 Preveiw feat. Dura and Just Because

Menswear Fashion Week 2012 is just a week away!  All information can be found on the official MWFW 2012 website from designers to contest information as well as a schedule of events.  Men and lovers of men’s fashion, this is OUR time, so get ready and prepare to gear up the week of March 23rd-31st, 2012!

MWFW2012 Just Because Zane

What I Am Wearing:

*Hair-Dura Boy 33 Black MWFW2012

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

*Outfit: Just Because Zane MWFW2012

Shoes-.:L&B:.  Couture 2 strap Loafer

Poses-Mannerism, Olive Juice

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Spring Into Color

I am honored to be participating in Linden Labs Fresh Fashion: A Spring Fashion Event which will be taking place from March 5th to March 8th. My submission for the event focuses on springing your wardrobe to life. You can find the blog entry here as well as below.

I am also discussing a few topics in the Fashion Forums. Come on by and participate, I’d love to see you there!

Spring, a time to wash away the monochrome hues in a refreshing rain of color.  We see the tapestry around us turn from gloomy grays and spark alive with vibrant pastels, reds, blues, and greens.  Flowers bursts forth from the land and paints the rolling hills with  their blooming palette of color.

As the world washes away Winter’s grays, so should we do the same to our wardrobes.  Don’t let the layers bog you down, peel them away and let the colors cover you like they are covering the Spring time season.

Spring is a time for activities, from baby showers, weddings, holidays, barbecues, parties and vacations.  You need to gear up for such occasions, which is a perfect opportunity to make a few “go to” outfits  so you are prepared for all of the Springtime activities.

Here are a few looks that I put together for this Spring.  I normally wear a great deal of red, as it is my favorite color.  This Spring I wanted to embrace more colors into my wardrobe.

My first outfit is one I put together to wear for the following:

  1. a date at the docks
  2. the carnival
  3. a barbecue
  4. sailing
  5. any outdoor gathering

Spring Outfit 1

The second outfit is more fitting for the evening or night-time.  Whether you are going out with friends or on a date with that special someone, a little bit of layers can dress up a casual outfit like this.  Spring nights can be chilly, a jacket helps as it is not only an option to keep warm but to turn very casual into casual dressy.  I love to wear bow-ties, this gingham print reminds me of Spring no matter the color which made it perfect for this outfit.

Spring Outfit 2

My final outfit is more formal.  This would not be appropriate to wear to a Spring wedding however, so please keep that in mind.  Unless the wedding party requests you wear white, you should never do so.  White is clean and classy, you can put any color with it from a shirt to the accessories.  Do not be afraid to mix your color palette.

Spring is vibrant and lively, your wardrobe should be too!  Most importantly, have fun with your clothing.  They are an extension of you, your personality and quirks, the image you project is the one that comes to life when you embrace what you enjoy wearing.  Enjoy your Spring!

Spring Outfit 3

What I Am Wearing:

All Outfits:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Spring Outfit 1:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-VCD 01c

Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Goatee Un &

Hat-REEK Cricket Hat

Glasses-Entente Savant Glasses

Scarf-Entente Voyage Scarf

Necklace-EarthStones Perfect Fit Necklace – His/Silver

Shirt-Entente Saile Tee – Antique & Red

Right Wrist-FIR & MNA Trinity Wrist Tie – Racecar

Left Wrist-Kari Barb Watch

Pants-FIR & MNA The Sheehy Pants Khaki

Shoulder Bag-IZUMIYA Basic Straw Bag/Chest

Lunchbox-[Love Soul] Lunch Box*Red*

Shoes-Entente Cousteau Shoes

Spring Outfit 2:

Glasses-:Mr.Poet: Half Rim Eyeglasses

Hair-Dura Boys&Girls*23(Black)

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Facial Hair Tattoo~50 % Stubble & VCD Express Yourself – Facial Hair – Corto – LJ – DARK

Watch-Kari Triple Strap Watch Black

Shirt-Adjunct Dress Shirt /White

Bow Tie-Adjunct Bow Tie  – Green Gingham

Jacket-Entente Tweed Blazer – Navy – Rolled

Pants-Entente Classic Chinos – Mint

Suspenders-Kari Schwarz Suspenders – Stripe

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Gertrude S

Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens Green Neon

Spring Outfit 3:

Hat-Entente Odilon Fedora

Suit-[ h ] Classic Suit – White

Shirt-Adjunct Dress Shirt /Pink

Bow Tie-Adjunct Bow Tie  – Candy Stripe 1

Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Thad S

Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens White Leather

Poses-olive juice, STAKEYSupposedlyMannerism


If you read my blog or have interacted with me over the past year, you likely are aware that I fight a battle with chronic pain every day.  That battle has been proving more difficult as each day passes.  I am never pain free, haven’t been for over 8 years.  The pain increases often, making it ten times worse than the normal pain I am in all the time.  When those bouts of pain spikes happen, they can last for an hour to weeks.

Right now I am struggling to keep fighting.  Every day I wake up I have to put on my game face, try to manage simple tasks and accept defeat when my pain is too much for me.  I’ve come to look at my pain as my worse enemy, my constant adversary.  This adversary wants to defeat me, and often it does.  It robs me of many of my simple pleasures in life.  I am unable to draw, animate, paint or take photographs in real life.  This is due to the fact my pain doesn’t allow me to move in the same way I used to, and my hands shake horribly to the point I drop things often.

It is a difficult journey for it often feels as if I am fighting against myself.  For how do you fight that which is housed within your own being?  Battling ones self is indescribably heartbreaking and it takes great willpower to keep lifting your head off the battlefield.

Why am I telling you all this?  Because I needed to get it out, I needed to express it in some way.  So I did it visually as best that I could today during a high pain bout.  They are not the best images, but they express what I am feeling.  I am a fighter, and despite the fact my pain often wins, I will never let it completely defeat me.



What Pain (Chance 1) Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-Entente B&W Midnight

Facial Hair- Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black – Hair & –EMORTAL CONCEPTS~Facial Hair Tattoo~BLK Chin Curtain

Hair-Entente Thibaut Hair

Shorts-PHILO Harvester Sweat Pants – Crimson

Socks-Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks * White

Gloves-Roosters Bloodied Wraps

Shoes-Entente L’Equipe Kicks

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hairbase-Entente B&W Midnight

Facial Hair- Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black – Hair

Boxing Gloves & Helmet-Evillast by Fade Dana

Suspenders-RezIpsa Loc Suspenders Brick Red

Shorts-RONSEM Jersey Half / gray

Boots-League Shin Boot

Body Bruises-Coca & Wolf

Facial Bruises-Sin Alley Bruised eye and busted cheek

Poses-STAKEY ,Diesel Works

Is There Something To Do

Is There Something To Do

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Morning Sea)

Ears-AITUI (Type 2) Stretched Ear – Human – 1/2″

Hat-Entente Fleur Fedora

Hairbase-Entente B&W Midnight

Facial Hair- Entente Facial Hair B – Beard Deux, Goatee Un & VCD  Express Yourself – Facial Hair

Glasses-Entente  Savant Glasses

Watch-*BLITZED* Legacy Watch

Necklace-EarthStones  Perfect Fit His

Shirt-Doppelganger Forester Navy

Pants-Entente Deep Pocket Jean Midnight

Suspenders-*~MM’s~* BlackBase-W-Belt+Suspenders

Shoes-DECO Test Boot

Poses-olive juice


I Carry A Badge

Meet Detective Blackheart.  Specializing in Preternatural Investigations, Detective Blackheart knows about the things that go bump in the night, and is not afraid to bring them to justice.  He strives to find the true nature of a crimes criminal, in a world of Vampires, Lycans and other magnificent otherworldly beings, Detective Blackheart knows all too well how easy it is for those afraid of such beings to peg them as the bad guys.  Protecting society, human to magical being, everyone in his eyes has the right to know, who really did it.

I Carry A Badge

What Detective Blackheart Wears:

Skin-Belleza Ashton Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Emerald)

Hat-Gentelman Store Hat Gangster

Hairbase-VCD  01c

Facial Hair-*Valiant & Sacred*2.0 Goatee v2- Light &  NANUK Birken beard

Shirt-Adjunct Dress Shirt /White

Tie-{Gisaci} (Dyed in world)

Jacket-sf design trench coat black

Gloves-[1A] Salute gloves

Pants-[ h ] Premium Jeans

Shoes-[ h ] Dr. H – Black

Pipe-[ h ]

Weapons-D1-MTG P226 + RPCS/OSIRIS , BNWCS , CCS Enhanced +

Poses-Long Awkward PoseSTAKEY