Candy's Dandy Lookbook #32

Back to blogging with a few favorites!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair and Leggings: Friday
Skin: Tres Blah
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Epoque
Jewelry: VG Republic (No longer available – store closed.)
Dress: Nylon Outfitters
Vest: Whippet & Buck
Shoes: Smersh

Poses: Reel Expression


Candy's Dandy Lookbook #19

I love everything about this outfit. Absolutely everything.

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Crown: Violet Voltaire
Hair: Maitreya
Skin: Tres Blah
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Jacket: Lelutka
Top: Last Call (No longer available – store closed.)
Skirt: Nylon Outfitters
Stockings: BP
Shoes: League

Poses: Waffles/DFO!

Candy's Dandy Lookbook #18

There are a lot of events this weekend, with much of the proceeds going to the Red Cross – if you’re interested in donating, check out the Haiti fundraiser hosted on the Scribble sim. Some participants in this week’s Fifty Linden Friday have also put out special red donation items. One of my favorite pose creators, Willa Whybrow, of Waffle and DFO!, has set all vendors in her stores to split proceeds, donating 50% to the Red Cross. I took the opportunity to buy some of her new pose sets!

By the way, I really love my tutu. <3

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair, Shirt, and Leggings:
Skin: Tres Blah (No longer available – Stumblebum Brigade.)
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Glasses: Epoque
Braces: A Perfect Circle
Necklace: MPB
Skirt: Nylon Outfitters
Bracelet: Imagen
Watch: Muse
Shoes: Kari

Poses: DFO!

My rezday was at the end of February and that means I’ve been in Second Life for two years now! Sometimes it feels like ages, but I also can’t deny that time flies when you’re having fun. My website was down for most of February and I was on a sort of hiatus from SL as well, so I didn’t celebrate my two-year rezday. I’m back now, though, with a functioning blog! The archives got eaten, but I’ve put up backdated posts with snapshots and credits, thanks to Flickr. (I’ve also learned to make WordPress backups, maybe I’ll remember this time!)

I started a project before I even realized my rezday had come and gone. I’ve been going through my SL photography, sorting over fifty gigabytes of pictures from the last two years. Some shots never made it to Flickr or my blog, so it has been a fun to dust them off. I’ve uploaded a lot of snapshots to Flickr, backdated as well. If you really want to see them, you can start at the first public picture and browse forward.

Here are some of the very first outfits I put together and photographed, about a month after joining SL (I was fast!):

blast from the past - outfits 001

I doubt I can credit everything shown, since I don’t even own some of it anymore after so long. I was definitely wearing an early Curio skin (then under the name of Empyrean Emporium) and hair from Naughty Designs. My eyes were from E’s, I believe, which I had read about on Linden Lifestyles (URL). My shoes were nearly all from Shiny Things or Boing Fromage, but there’s a random pair of sneakers up there that I can’t identify anymore.

From left to right: The lingerie was from Artilleri, which was the first store that I fell in love with on SL! My first dress was from a store called Shine that seems to have disappeared from the Grid, but it was also one of my very favorites. The third outfit was a mash-up of pieces from both Boing Fromage and Rummage. The second dress was also from Boing Fromage. The top from the fourth outfit was once again from Rummage and the jeans were from Tres Blah. The adorable jeans pantsuit was from Nyte’N’Day.

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I branched out fairly quickly, looking for interesting skins and trying out different hair colors. I was obsessed with Naughty Designs hair for the longest time, eventually owning every single style in my favorite shade of red.

From left to right: The skin from the first outfit was from Nylon Outfitters, the top was from Sassafras and the jeans were from Tres Blah. I especially loved the handdrawn look of all three stores. Artilleri supplied the second outfit and the third outfit was pictured above already – what can I say, I really like polka dots! The shoes from the third outfit were from Beckenbauer Productions, the jewelry from Miriel. The pale skin was also from Empyrean Emporium. I was quite proud of the Chic Boutique lingerie, fourth from the left, but I have completely forgotten who made that shamrock jewelry set – I’d guess H&M? Jewelry, dress, and shoes from the last outfit were all from Paper Couture. I am still completely and utterly infatuated with Paper Couture!

I make no guarantees that anything pictured is still available. In fact, I am quite sure that you can’t get your hands on a number of things, but I just wanted to share some fond memories of my first few months in SL!

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skin madness 002
skin madness 003
skin madness 004

honey kitty - winter date 001

honey kitty - winter date 002

Hair: Ginza from Armidi.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Cheesecake – Plain from Nylon Outfitters.
Dress, Bag and Accessories: Xmas Date and Winter Date from Honey Kitty in white and black.
Shoes: Kandace shoes from Vertically Challenged.
Poses: Reel Expression and built-in bag poses.

trinity of illusions

The complete set of limited edition Egyptian god masks from Siyu Suen.

From left to right: Anubis, Bast, and Horus.

The masks are presented with the Egyptian silks also available at Illusions. The model, myself, is wearing the Pepper skin from Nylon Outfitters (Nylon Pinkney).

Masks and silks are no longer available.

goddess of illusions

Hair: Messalina in Black (Natural Monochrome pack) from Wilted Rose.
Eyes: Babydoll in Mmm … Brownie from Eeron Kilian.
Skin: Pepper in Urban Eyes from Nylon Outfitters (Nylon Pinkney).
Clothing and Accessories: Isis Silks from Illusions (Siyu Suen).