Monday, January 30, 2012

We're Moving!

Rags to Riches is Moving

Rags To Riches is moving sites over to wordpress.  It's a decision I have been toying with for a while now and decided to finally make the move.  You can now find as at SL Rags to Riches

Saturday, January 28, 2012

52 WoC Week 5 - Patina

52 WoC Week 5 - Patina

Skin:  [Pink Fuel] Elly - Gunmetal (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom Aquilius Eyes Tirablue
Ears:  [ATOMIC] Mystic Elven Ear - Feather
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Amandine Mesh Hair
Top:  Lark - Enten Shirt (Pirouzeh/Mint)  *Gatcha Festival item*
Pants:  :::insanya::: Open Shorts - Teal  *Group Gift*


-Entente-  SL's latest 'one stop shop' for the fashion conscious. You can either purchase a pre-made avatar complete with shape, skin, hair, clothes and accessories, or choose to mix and match and buy your own - as shown below.  A complete -Entente- experience (sans the shape, made by me).




Skin:  -Entente- Matthieu Skin - Tone C
Eyes:  -Entente- Valentin Eyes - Grey
Hair:  -Entente- David Hair & Beanie
Glasses:  -Entente- Savant Glasses
Jacket:  -Entente- Saint Manteau Jacket - Slate
Jeans: -Entente- Vintage Jean - Relaxed - Homme - Black
Boots:  -Entente- Soldat Boots

Skin:  -Entente- Matthieu Skin - Tone C
Eyes:  -Entente- Valentin Eyes - Grey
Hair:  -Entente- Didier Hair
Glasses:  -Entente- Savant Glasses
Briefs:  -Entente- Boxer Shorts - Bonjour - Mint

Feral Fantasy

“I have seen all the dead seasons,” Kaa said at last, “and the great trees and the old elephants, and the rocks that were bare and sharp-pointed where the moss grew. Art 
thou still alive, Manling?” ~  Mowgli by Rudyard Kipling

Feral Fantasy

Feral Fantasy

Skin:  +Fallen Gods Inc.+  SCALES xy BLACK runner
Eyes:  .:Hermony:. - Eyes -  Fire
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Reptilia Hair
Piercings:  [MANDALA] TAKAYAMA Face&Ear piercing
Necklace:  [MANDALA] MALE SINRA NECKLACE/samurai black
Skirt: 5th Moon-Beserk Dark Black (comes in a full outfit set)
Boots:  TonkTastic - Resistance Boots

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Maternity Worldwide Charity

Sally Soleil, owner of Fierce Designs, is heading off to cycle across Ethiopia and give her services as an RL midwife to those less fortunate and help the charity - Maternity Worldwide.

After being chosen as a Runner Up in the "One in a Million Designers Challenge" Sally decided to sell a limited quantity of these Limited Editions to raise funds to go towards her fundraising site - Just Giving

Shown below is the Breakfast outfit but if you follow the link above to Fierce Designs you can also find the other two limited editions - Devine and The Midwife.

Maternity Worldwide Charity

Maternity Worldwide Charity

Maternity Worldwide Charity

In Ethiopia as many as 1 in 7 women currently die in pregnancy or childbirth. Each one of these deaths is a tragedy that has a devastating effect on the family (many young children also die following the death of their mother) and hampers the community's development. Most of these lives could be saved by relatively simple, cheap measures. Maternity Worldwide is working hard to save lives in childbirth.  
~ Sally

Skin:  [CheerNo] Femme -Belina- tan (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom Aquilius Eyes Tirablue
Outfit: Fierce Designs One in a Million Entry (Breakfast) - includes, Outfit, Hair, Eyes (not shown) and Shoes.
Kitchen: *bcbc* Brown Chicken Brown Cow - Cardboard Kitchen

Laugh, Love, Cry........Spearsong

Spearsong have some great new releases.  I'm a big fan of tattoos, especially when they are nicely made.  The store has released their newest LAUGH NOW tattoo and I haven't taken it off since getting it.  Best part - both guys or girls can wear it.


Speaking of the guys, there are two new BEATER singlets released just today.  Quick sneak peak at the TRUE RADIO one below.


Skin:  [PinkFuel] Elly Meow (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Eyes:  Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Paris Green)
Hair:   [LeLutka]-JENNIFER hair
Tattoo:  .:Spearsong:. LAUGH NOW Tattoo
Top:  *elymode* Facil Bandeau - tan
Skirt: *elymode* Facil Skirt - blue  *comes with prim AND mesh skirt options*

Skin: -Belleza- Thomas V2
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Paris Green)
Hair: .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ JAKE ~
Top: .:Spearsong:. RED TRUE RADIO BEATER
Pants: .:Spearsong:. MENS JUST LOWS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Donna Flora Styling Contest

Donna Flora is having a photo competition with a MASSIVE prize pool.  So I decided to put in my own look.

Arora Zanzibar - Donna Flora Styling Contest

Arora Zanzibar - Donna Flora Styling Contest

Arora Zanzibar - Donna Flora Styling Contest

If you'd like to win the following:

- A complete course in Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy for those who want to start the the profession
- Promotion to official SoloEvane Model if the winner is one of our graduated

- The winner will be invited to be one of the models of Bestyle District Model Agency
- Winner will have an interview on Bestyle Magazine

- Surprise fashion gift of the value of 10k
- Interview in Trend
- 5K prize
- The winner will be invited to be one of the Elegancia-Passions Model

Then check out the Flickr page (linked above) for the list of items required in your photos and put your look in!

Skin:  [PinkFuel] Elly Meow (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Eyes:  Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Paris Green)
Hair:   [LeLutka]-JENNIFER hair
Jewellery:  Donna Flora KRISTABEL dark set (includes earrings, necklace and two rings)
Bra:  {mon tissu} Lycia Lace Bandeau Bra (from Lycia Tank / Rigged Mesh - Taupe)
Skirt and Top outfit: Donna Flora SILVANA
Boots:  lassitude & ennui Selene boots  *mesh*


So coldLogic is having a competition for their Grand Opening.  Simply join the group, grad the free winter dress and take a picture.  Best part is the winner they deem the most creative gets their entire collection =O  And it's meshy goodness too so even better.

coldLogic - Arora Zanzibar

coldLogic - Arora Zanzibar

These are my entries into the competition.  Even if I wasn't entering, and if I don't win, I can see myself purcahsing a lot of their opening range!  Wish me luck *crosses fingers*

Skin:  [PinkFuel] Elly Meow
Eyes:  .ID. Snowfall Eyes / Hazel
Hair:   [LeLutka]-EDITORIAL 02 hair
Dress:  coldLogic dress - free winter  *mesh*
Boots:  [SC] Surf Couture - Olea Boots - Tobacco

Friday, January 20, 2012

52 WoC Challenge - Week 4, Iron

Destined to be a Crazy Cat lady!
So this week I went a little different with my pic and I included some of the things I love best in SL.  Enjoy =)

52 WoC - Week 4, Iron

Skin:  +>A&A<+ Silver Chat Love Skin
Eyes:  Negaposi - Dreaming Eyes - Grave
Feet:  SLink Jolie Pied Barefoot Medium
Hair:   [e] Rumor
Top:  Nomine Noir Set - Shirt
Panties:  Flirt - Bow - White Panties
Lounge:  : :AB ::  Oversized Knit Couch
Rug:  LISP - Retro Urchin Rug

And for those KittyCatS lovers out there.  From left to right, top to bottom.....the kittys are -
Bengal Silver
Blue Taggy
Burmese Platinum
Chateau Grey & White No.2
Burmese Platinum
Chateau Grey & White No. 2
Snowshoe Bluepoint
Blue Tabby

Monday, January 16, 2012

What's in a number? - Girls

So girls, what's your number?  I hope it 22769!  They have some fabulous designs out at the moment.

What's in a number? - Girls

This complete outfit can be worn multiple ways.  Jump and button up shirt or seperates.  The prims are also inter-changeable with shirt and jumper only or shirt and jumper combined.  Mix it up!

What's in a number? - Girls

I LOVE the simplicity and femininity of this little jacket.

What's in a number? - Girls

Poncho Heaven!  Teamed up with my new ear muffs from Boom - aren't they just adorable?!

Skin:  al vulo- maddy *BOHEMIENE milk
Eyes:  Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes
Lashes:  Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Hair:   !lamb - Babys on Fire
Outfit:  22769 ~ [femme] TGGS Cycle 7  (The Gallery Gift Shop)
Boots:  ETD Shoes: Sasha Boots (Cranberry)

Skin:  al vulo- maddy *BOHEMIENE milk
Eyes:  Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes
Hair:  "LoQ" Hair" Liqueur
Jacket:  22769 ~[femme] BLACK MARKET ruffleblouse
Tank:  Whippet & Buck - Kipparing Tank
Jeans:  22769 ~ [femme] TGGS Cycle 7 (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Skin:  al vulo- maddy *BOHEMIENE milk
Eyes:  Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes
Hair:  [LeLutka]-AWE hair (modified to remove tiara)
Ear Muffs:  *BOOM* Petal Ear Muffs
Poncho:  22769 ~ [femme] BLACK MARKET Cable Knit Poncho
Jeans:  22769 ~ [femme] TGGS Cycle 7 (The Gallery Gift Shop)

What's in a number? - Guys

So what IS in a number?  Well I know what's in 22769 for the guys - all sorts of yummy goodies.

What's in a number? - Guys

I love this double jumper with scarf accessory.  It's very casual but at the same time screaming "I'm sexy and I know it!"

What's in a number? - Guys

Live life to it's fullest and look fabulous is this ensemble.

What's in a number? - Guys

The options for this outfit are great if you like to mix and match.  The jumper can be worn alone or with the shirt underneath.  Wear the button up shirt on it's own.  Wear both but only the jump cuffs or both cuffs or only the shirt cuffs.  The choice is yours.

Skin:   -Belleza- Thomas V2
Eyes:  Negaposi - Dreaming Eyes - Grave
Hair:  .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ BRADY flat cap (suede)
Top:  22769 ~ [homme] brown doublejumper  (Whatever Hunt Gift)
Jeans:  22769 ~ [homme] flared leather jeans  (FTLO Millenium Hunt Gift)
Shoes:  *COCO*_DoubleLayerBoots_Black

Skin:   -Belleza- Thomas V2
Eyes:  Negaposi - Dreaming Eyes - Grave
Hair:  .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ JAKE
Outfit:  22769 ~ [homme] FTLO Millenium Hunt Gift  (includes Jumper and Jeans)
Shoes:  *COCO*_DoubleLayerBoots_Black

Skin:   -Belleza- Thomas V2
Eyes:  Negaposi - Dreaming Eyes - Grave
Hair:  .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ JAKE
Outfit:  22769 ~ [homme] TGGS Cycle 7  (The Gallery Gift Shop)
Shoes:  *COCO*_DoubleLayerBoots_Black

Sunday, January 15, 2012

52 WoC Challenge, Week 3 - Electric Indigo

52 WoC Week 3 - Electric Indigo

Skin: [Pink Fuel] Elly Gunmetal
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Nicole Mesh Hair
Eyes:  Negaposi - UltraViolet
Dress:  *BOOM* - Oslo Baggy Sweater Dress Kornor Plum  *mesh*
Socks:  *SHOP SEU* - kushukushu kutsushita - Black
Shoes:   SMERSH - Those Shoes

Friday, January 13, 2012

Waiting for you...

... Waiting ...
... Wanting ...
... Craving ...
... Needing ...

... Waiting

... Waiting

... Waiting

Skin:  [Pink Fuel] Elly Meow
Hair:   "LoQ Hairs" Liqueur
Collar:  PIXELFASHION :)(: Spinal Collar
Cuffs:  Prop by me
Pants:  Flirt - Bow Panties
Boots:  *Sherael* Rhinnie Boots *mesh*

Carpe Noctum

Tableau Vivant's latest group gift is absolutely stunning!  I think I may need an SLex change for a while so I can wear this skin a little longer

Tableau Vivant

I write in anger, along the edges of light
Singing songs to the sleeping in royalties flight
My hands working through black velvet air
Sharp points of fingers in our loveless fair

Carpe Diem, the rest was a hopeless song, true
They said it to others, but they didn’t for you
‘Seize the day’ was chanted with pride on the streets
But it’s charred and lost now, while Earth’s light retreats

But I, I have a new song to sing
A beautiful verse in our dark sheltered wing
Carpe Noctem, my friends, my angels who fight
We lost the day, but we can still seize the night.
(c) Marlena Allyson

Skin:  ~Tableau Vivant~  Noctis (Group Gift)
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom - Clarus Eyes - Asami - Purple
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/  Magnus Mesh Hair

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How much mesh is too much?

Mesh, Mesh and more Mesh!

What started out as boredom and flicking through the marketplace just checking out what mesh stuff was out there, lead to me putting together an entire mesh outfit !  Well - minus the pants.

Just how much mesh do you love?

I love the look of this wooly dress.  You could wear with boots and leave the tights off if you really wanted to.  The hair - LOVE!  Even if it is a mens hair, I like the look of it on me!  And the boots!  Oh.  Em.  Gee.  I stumbled across these on the marketplace and found it very hard to stop myself from buying the entire colour collection.  I think I'm in love!

Skin:  [Plastik] Aleria-Starfish://Bedroom Eyes
Hair:   /Wasabi Pills/ Magnus Mesh Hair (mens hair)
Eyes:  Negaposi Dreaming Eyes - Bronze
Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Top:  [LeeZu] Oxford Dress /wool brown  *mesh*
Pants: Mushie :: Basic Leggings - Black
Shoes:  lassitude & ennui Selene boots brown *mesh*

Monday, January 9, 2012

.( bewilderbeest ). is closing it's doors

Out having a wander tonight I came across this cute little seaside shopping complex with a few stores scattered along the boardwalk.  One store in particular was .( bewildebeest ).  Sadly they are closing their doors on January 16th.  But good news for all your jewellery lovers out there - they have MASSIVE reductions all ALL stock.

bewildebeest Blog

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this head dress.  Best part is it comes in a major fatpack of black chains, gold chains and silver chains and about 10 different gem choices.  For $L10 you can't go wrong!

bewildebeest Blog

The minute little prims on this set would have sent me crazy trying to place neatly - but attention to detail was paramount here.  Each earring has 8 mini gems inlaid into the silver block, as does the necklace and ring (not shown) and his was a Gatcha item so only $L1 ...... :O   GASP!

bewildebeest Blog

I love these little mini fan pieces.  With the heat wave Australia is going through right now - I could sure use some extra fans.  This set in particular is in a nice neutral tone so will go well with lots of items of clothing.  Again a Gatcha item but there are other colours.  Come try your luck!

Skin:  [Pink Fuel] Elly Gunmetal
Hair: !lamb - Unbirthday Redux
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom Aquillius Eyes - Kiwi
Jewelery: .( bewildebeest ). Salome Veil - Silver Black Diamond

Skin:  -Belleza- Erika tan xmass gift
Hair:  [e] Away
Eyes:  ::[Mr Poet]:: Distint Eyes blue
Jewelery Set:  .( bewildebeest ). Panel Gatcha - Sasun
Outfit:  ::Poised:: Mel

Skin:  -Belleza- Erika tan xmass gift
Eyes:  ::[Mr Poet]:: Distint Eyes blue
Hair:  [e] Shine
Jewelery Set:  .( bewildebeest ). Dolce Jewelery  *Gatcha*

Sunday, January 8, 2012

52 WoC Challenge - Week 2, Coral

This week's outfit just sorta fell into my lap without me trying too hard to look for it.  WIN!  And while yes some of you will say peach, others will say apricot.....I see coral!  *Makes shifty eyes at you all*

Week 2

Now when I say fell into my lap, I mean - I received a notice that Epic had put out new group gifties but I had been so caught up in my crazy addiction to breedable cats (KittyCatS) that I hadn't been around to check them out.  I had just finished doing my blog post for week 1 and decided to go take a peek.  Look out now - the colours are JUST WHAT I NEEDED!!!!!  Just to be a tad cheeky I found a cute little pair of panties from insanya and check out the writing....yup that's right, it too is in coral colouring!

Week 2

I'm a huge fan of *Epic*'s Elephant Chapkas and can be found annoying my friends by shoving my trunk in their faces.  Good Times.  But this Monkey trump(et)s my Elephant.  Oh I crack myself up sometimes.  It's ever so sad.

Annnnywho!.  Monkey Chapkas and Puffy Jackets are full of win.  you have to go check out the other range of colours in store.

Skin:  [Pink Fuel] Elly - Meow (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Hair:  ""D!va"" Hair "Marie"
Eyes:  [Plastik] Aleria Collection;//Fool-Flare
Jacket:  *Epic* VIP Members Gift [Luxe Parka Vest - Jan 2012]
Pants:  :::insanya::: Group Gift - 5 Panties

Skin:  [Pink Fuel] Elly - Meow (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Make Up: [Pink Fuel] Elly Juicy Gloss (Peach)
Hair:  ""D!va"" Hair "Marie"
Chapka: *Epic* VIP Members Gift [Monkey Chapka - Jan 2012]

Nardcotix 70% off Storewide

Nardcotix is having a major 70% store wide sale.  I TP'd in 'just to check it out' which of course meant I was going to spend money!  make sure you get tot eh store quick though as this sale is only on until January 9th.

Nardcotix 70% Off sale - Blog

As soon as I spotted the white jeans I knew I had to have them, and only for $L37, SCORE!.  As a fan of white jeans I am always on the look out for good quality ones.  I was in luck today.  Just as I was about to leave I spotted a cute little shirt to accompany my jeans - only $28L, don't mind if I do.

Nardcotix 70% Off sale - Blog

Not only do they make womens ones, but they make a pair in mens wear (also only $L37) as well.  HORRAY!!!!  Men in white jeans = smoking hot!

Nardcotix 70% Off sale - Blog

So hot in fact I can't be blamed for wanting a little nibble!  Thank you Isabeal for prim teeth that don't bite into my lips, or on a tattoo layer that make me look like Bucky Beaver!

Skin:  [Pink Fuel] Elly - Gunmetal (worn with cleavage enhancer)
Makeup Layer:  [Pink Fuel] Elly Doll Gloss Beestung
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Amandine Mesh Hair
Eyes:  Aphotic Gloom - Aquilius - Kiwi
Ears:  [ATOMIC] Mystic Elven Ear  - Feather
Teeth: A Netherworld -  Moonshadow Vamp Teeth
Top:  NX-Nardcotix Kristy Buckled Shirt White (no prim cuff worn but is included)
Pants:  NX-Nardcotix 641 Jeans Women White
Shoes:  [e] Live Boots

Skin:  {.essences.} Ramses skin *medium (worn with Stuble Layer)
Hair:  [Shag] - Boys Don't Cry
Eyes:  .:Hermony:. -MP Eyes - Olive
Necklace:  .:Lapointe & Bastchild:. Gothic Jewelry - Mens Steel/Black Gothic Twist
Tattoo:  ~.:.Hysteria.:.~ Messages from Hell
Pants:  NX-Nardcotix 641 Jeans Men White (no cuff prim worn)
Boots:  *COCO*Homme_Lace_UpWorkBoots  (worn with additional rolled pants cuff option from HUD)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Doomsday Event

I was slightly late to the party on this one.  But it's still on for the remainder of today (January 6th) so make sure you pop on over and grab some great gifts!  The Doomsday Event is a small shopping complex with some great brands offering gifts in Christmas Stockings just inside their store doors.  All you gotta do is click on the stocking and when it asks if you've been good - well hopefully you say yes ( SI ), otherwise - no presents for you!

Doomsday 1

These are just a couple of the goodies you can get there.

Doomsday 2

Just a bit of fiddling needed with the prim on the bottom of the shirt to get it to fit right.  It either covered the tag on the bottom of the shirt or stuck out at weird angles.  So prim placement abilities needed for adjusting this one!

Doomsday 3

This cute little outfit is an all in one.  And bonus - the top comes with bra in the layer or seperates so you can wear the lacey shirt without the bra if you're feeling daring.  Or wear your own bra underneath.

Doomsday 4

Apologies on the very quick pics and lack of editing.  I wanted to get this out ASAP so that you all still had time to run and grab gifts before it closed!

Skin:  -Belleza- Erika tan xmass gift
Hair:  [LeLutka]-AWE Hair  (Tiara hidden)
Eyes:  .:Acid and Mala:. Element Eyes - Vulcano *Doomsday Gift*
Top:  Ducknipple - Le Sweatere turtleneck - Blue  *Doomsday Gift*
Pants:  [SAKIDE] Sassy Low Denim Black *Doomsday Gift*
Shoes:  [e] Live Boots

Skin: -Belleza- Erika tan xmass gift
Hair:  /Wasabi Pills/ Amandine Mesh Hair
Eyes:  [Plastik]VaeCollection-Majik
Necklace:  *HOE* FoRevEr Necklace  *Doomsday Gift*
Outift:  Impulse - *CYN* Black Jeans and Lacey Top with Bra  *Doomsday Gift*
Shoes:  Snow Laboratories - Girl Tops - Mesh Shoes 2.0

Thursday, January 5, 2012

52 WoC - Week 1 Champagne

The 52 Weeks of Colour Challenge is back!  Woohoo.  Since I completely missed out on over half of it last time, due to RL taking me away from the internet, I plan on finishing this one!  To check out the details each week make sure you follow Luna Jubilee.  This weeks colour is Champagne.

Week 1

Skin:  [Pink Feul] Elly *worn with [PF] Elly cleavage enhancer*
Hair:  TRUTH Sylvia - champagne
Eyes:  :[Plastik]: VaeCollection - Rae
Nails:  Studio Nails - French Manicure Nails
Top:  GizzA - Tricot Set [Champagne] *scarf and belt included*
Pants:  [LeeZu!] Lea Vivendi Pants /champagne
Shoes:  A-BOMB Jane Shoes (Suede)