Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dante Vs Zombies ~ "Oblivion"

I've had this song stuck in my head since I first saw the video/heard the song. On a facebook post to the band I jokingly said they sound like Hawaii-five-0's hitch-hiking acid cousin of the Beach Boys, but this seems sillier & more dismissive than I wanted it to sound. I have been a long time fan of the music made by Dante White Aliano & the people he chooses to work with . He's extremely talented & has good taste. I urge you to look google, facebook, youtube & otherwise poke, prod & defile him/them on the world wide web. You will be glad you did. His music has been featured on movies & tv soundtracks. New album coming out soon! This song makes my ears shimmer, thanks I'm sure to the great musical performances by the band including the mixing by Drummer Jeff Ehrenberg & Dante. This video is funny & these kids, (I can say "kids" (lol) 'cos they are all at LEAST a year younger than me I know, ) Look & sound GREAT  ~ Enjoy!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pretty In Tangerine

I made another outfit using the same shoes, socks & bag as last time. Well, what can I say, when I find things I like, I tend to use them a lot! I also tend to save up & buy little things here & there, or indulge in fatpacks, like I HAD to do when I saw how great the new Fashionably Dead skins were after seeing them recently modeled in a post on Steffy Ghosts' blog. She's the creator of Jack Spoon, has great style & I always get a lot of inspiration from her blog. She was also wearing some great, thick eyebrows I have been seeing everywhere & coveting, so I hopped over to Cheap Makeup as well. One of my biggest regrets is over-plucking my eyebrows in the 1990's, (when it was the fashion to do so,) because they never fully grew back, leaving me with thin brows, which can be a little "aging". I long for the thick brows of my youth, which brings me to this outfit, a nod to the era of my teens. This look has a real 80's vibe to me, the brightly colored, slightly oversized  belted sweater worn over a feminine, ruffly shirt, skinny, high-waisted pants, slouchy socks with tasseled shoes, jaunty hat with messy hair, the great bag & the glasses, for sure. It's kind of a sleeker, more sophisticated version of Molly Ringwald's Andie character from Pretty in Pink: Pretty in Tangerine?

Fashionably Dead Skin, Clean Gloss, No Brow Version (Freckles & Dimples from L.Fauna added)
Cheap Makeup Parisian Girl Eyebrows
Eyes made by Me!
December Glasses (Past Group Lucky Board)
LeLutka Breeze Hair/hat Past Group Gift (Free to Join)
izm 3 Type Collar blouse
Fishy Strawberry Impromptu MESH Cardigan (How much do I love mesh? A lot. A whole lot.)
ISON trousers
House of Fox Color Me Fox Jealous Booties, Lazy Boy Socks
PIDIDDLE Anya Tote - previously blogged. I got this at the Dressing Room, but it's no longer there. I went to the Pididdle mainstore, but didn't see it. Maybe it just slipped my view? I really love it, though.
Paper Couture Bird Ring (Marketplace) I didn't get any close-ups of the ring this time around, but take a look at the pic on marketplace, it's really cute. All of her jewelry is outstanding. At any rate, I will be wearing it a LOT, so I'm sure I will get better pics of it soon. I also bought a few necklaces so I am excited to wear those as well!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

B.A.P. ~ Warrior

I just had to post this awesome video really quick because I am liking it so much. Seoulbeats & My Music Radar did really good, descriptive write-ups so I won't try to out-do them, lol. Enjoy!~

Monday, January 23, 2012

Emily Nomad Dress

A couple weeks ago The Dressing room featured this dress from Mimikri & I just fell in love with it. The fabric texture is like an impressionist peacock. So lovely.  I plied on a bunch of fur, pearls & flowers to complete my look & finished it with a bag that has tassels to match those on my shoes. I adore the frills & flounces so much. There's so many wonderful textures going on here. I want to take this look out of SL & into real life, with a faux fox, of course! All details below.

 fashionably dead skin
eyes by me - LaDonna Oceanlane
Clawtooth La la la hair
Two Wildo headresses (sorry this store is no longer in business)
miel genius peepers
Ohmai a lil foxy wrap (was at Collabor88) Here's her Blog
mimikri emily nomad dress
House of Fox Jealous Booties, Lazy Boy Socks, Forever Young Ring,
TokiDoki untights
earthstones beaded touch necklace
glow studio pearls in rows, glow studio amelie pearl necklace
antique pearl wrapped necklace by bonita popinjay
pididdle anya tote at Dressing Room

Cafe Hunt & Ancayi Closing ~ 50% off!

SO, I was starting the Cafe Hunt by Little Crown, you start here~ look how pretty!

 and I only got up to number 6 when I noticed that the shop Ancayi is closing at the end of this month so I thought I should stop everything & let you all know. They are having a 50% off sale so maybe swing by & pick something up. I have purchased lots of adorable things there including sweet leggings, unisex punk pants & a supercute pink neko hoodie, among other things. Here's hoping they are moving onto greener pastures. Best of luck to them!

  I will be updating on my Cafe Hunt Items as soon as I finish, because there are many items I really want to grab, but I have been having major computer & internet issues so wish me luck. I'm pretty sure all the items are photographed on the Seraphim blog. Also, check the Little Crown Flickr (especially their favorites section for lots of pics from vendors & hunters of the Cafe Hunt items,) & their Blog for the hunt list & hints. I know this is a quick post but there will be more so ~ Happy Hunting to you all!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nihon Ongaku Publishing Sim Is Now Open!

My good friend Taki Kujisawa just put the finishing touches on his Asian-themed sim & on the 8th held a dance party for the Grand Re-Opening of Nihon Ongaku Publishing, or NOP. It was really fun & he did a great job changing up the place, so a couple days ago I decided to take a stroll around the sim & snapped some photos. I invite you all to come visit the sim in person, as it is much prettier that way & there are so many exciting, relaxing & interesting spots to enjoy.
Some of you may be asking yourself, what is NOP?

 Well, in Taki's own words: NOP~ is a Second Life publishing and promotion company that creates publications and hosts events in various forms in the pursuit of the promotion of: Asian music (regardless of origin or genre); Fashion & Visual culture; Asian adult & popculture (anime, manga, yaoi, yuri, hentai, cosplay, VK, fashion, etc); and the events, vendors, sims, groups, and DJs in SL who also promote these things." 

I have been Assisting Taki in small ways over the months & I am really proud to be able to show you how all of his hard work has paid off. (Bear in mind this is only a small representation & please forgive my meager photoshop skills!)  Let's begin the "tour," shall we?

The first landmark will take you to the Main Landing Point which is a small Chinese courtyard where you can either turn to the right or left & choose from different teleports on the boards posted there.There are plenty of easy-to-find teleports located everywhere you go, so you don't have to worry about getting lost!

The first teleport we will take is to the Korean Hof or Bar. This tp will drop you at the end of a grungy, dirty urban alleyway, which, if you follow it, leads you finally to the entrance of the Hof! Don't forget to check the Events Schedule that is posted above the dumpsters! (I inserted the picture so you can see it better.)

After you have braved the scary alley & entered the Hof you will be greeted by a very welcoming, cozy, atmospheric lounge/bar atmosphere, complete with intimate tables, a bar & even a stage.There are clickable pictures all around the room that give out info on interesting Asian musical artists! Don't forget to hit up the group joiners so you can keep up with all of the events.

(It's hard to see how cute it is inside by these pictures because I kind of squashed them, but  it's really very colorful & pretty inside!)

If drinking & dancing aren't your thing, perhaps you's like to relax in the Japanese Teahouse or indulge in the Japanese Onsen tradition of hot water soaking?

Keeping in that same relaxing vein, there's a nearby gorgeous Tibetan Temple & Ancient Forest to explore. You can practice your Thai-Chi by a peaceful lily pond, or explore the forest amidst fallen ruins, fluttering butterflies, roaming tigers, magical kitsune, flower-covered swings, swans, waterfalls & plenty of romantic spots for you & your special someone to spend some quality time.

If you are looking for something a little more invigorating then there's always the fun little Game Platform inspired by Mario Brothers!

This game platform is also for sale, (minus the carousel) in the NOP Mall! The Mall features Midnight Mania, Lucky Boards, Gacha Gacha's & shops such as Actuate Eden, Gomun Horangi, HTxDZ, Pira Technologies, So Berrylicious Boutique, Dr.Life, Moosehead, Hosoi Ichiba & more. Here is the view from inside & outside of the mall:

Here are some cool items for sale in Taki's own shop in the Mall, HTxDZ, including his brand new, HUD-Controlled, Color-changeable "Wing Piercings" which you really have to see up close. I will be doing a post on them alone very soon.

 There is still some retail & kiosk space available in the mall at reasonable prices ranging from  25-400L a week for 10-200 prims. Special prim allowances can be arranged & rent will be adjusted, but there is a 200 prim limit & please bear in mind the Mall is on a Moderate sim. Subscribe-O's, Group Joiners, Midnight Mania, Lucky Chair/Boards are all welcome. Please contact Taki Kujisawa with any rental inquiries.

Oh - the Mall is also home to the NOP Breeders Meeroo Market! Buy & sell those popular pets here! 25 prims at 50L a week.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of the NOP sim & I hope to see you & your friends here very soon. Please join the group or hit the subscribos to keep up with the events. Please look forward to a Special Chinese New Years Event on Monday, January 23rd, The Visual Hunt in March & as always the best in Jrock, Kpop & more great music from other Asian Countries & around the World at the weekly dance parties. Plus, you can always just come hang out & just enjoy the atmosphere! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me, as LaDonna Oceanlane inworld, or Taki Kujisawa.

Please join NOP on Facebook!

Thank You!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Dance

I had a really nice conversation with my friend Saskia on Skype while I was putting this picture together. I had been feeling kind of sad, but talking with Saskia cheered me up, so the picture turned out pretty cheerful in the end! Plus, the clothes are pretty amazing so that also helped immensely! :P

Fashionably Dead Skin
Shag Sylph Hair (old hunt hair)
Split Pea And With Bees in Her Breath Head Dress (Now on Sale FLF) 50L
Miel Genius peepers 175L
[glow] Studio Amelie Necklace Silver 120L
Jack Spoon Concha Coat 75L, Daphne Blouse 50L
Indie Rose Chinos from old Mainstore now closed - New location open in CHIC
House of Fox Justice Wedges 600L
Olive Juice Poses

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Walk in the Snow

(I wanted to put lens flare coming off Rudolph's nose, but I resisted. I only have a couple photoshop tricks in my bag & that's one them, so I have to use it sparingly.)

Gala & Rita Design Announcements Group Gift Skin (Group open Now - Use search & it will pop up!)
My Ugly Dorothy Tooth & lip Tattoo (Old Seasons Hunt Gift)
Amato Eyes 0L
Indi Designs Hair/Beanie for WLA Hunt10L
M*Motion Special School Uniform Group Gift (Comes with outfit, socks, gloves & even animated breath!)
Studio M'z Boots (Old Chair Camp Prize)
Photo taken at .::Y&R::.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Q-tip Quandry?

I just wanted to make a quick post to say I was looking at my box of Q-tips today after my shower & I noticed it said something like, "Helpful Ideas for Uses on Back!" or something to that effect with a list of things like, "arts & crafts, makeup application, clean between your babies toes," etc. I had to think to myself, are there a lot of people who get a box of Q-tips & then go, "Oh Gee, what am I going to DO with these?"

Does anyone else remember an old commercial from the 80's where Dick van Dyke urged kids to never stick anything INSIDE their ears...except their elbows? (Because it's impossible...get it?)

Another Poetic Mister

Happy New Year, everyone ~ 2012! I have some grand plans to revamp my blog & to try some new approaches to my photos but first I wanted to just show you again how great this face was from Mr. Poet, (free, LB.) This time it's on my friend Warren, who wears a heavily modified shape originally from BND. I know I am beating this Mr. Poet skin thing to death but I think the face is really nice & it's free. Go check out the store & buy something. The clothes are GREAT, too.

PS - I didn't do any retouching in photoshop on this one. Thank you, firestorm for being so pretty with your fancy windlights & stuff <3

Mr. Poet  Skin (LB) & Color Change Scarf (Free)
Kick free eyes
Boon group gift hair
Izumiya Coat (comes in a full outfit for 25L)