Sunday, 27 November 2011

Viva Le Vintage


I'm a huge fan of Vintage looks in both RL and SL so i was excited to hear about the Vintage fair, i uploaded lots of $ and off we went.
I tend to wait until a lot of people have been before i go to these things because, a/ i crash a lot b/ shopping in lag annoys me and c/ i worry that i won't get my goodies if i crash
but i made it and i had a great time, it was awesome to see how peoples versions of whats a Vintage look varies, so Brookie and i set out on our own solo shopping missions so we could see how different our looks would be after we were done. obviously all my outfit was bought from the Vintage fair but i will adhere to give you the LM's for the stores where possible

i started with Hair, i bought mine from *Plume*it's their Retro style and I'm wearing it in "brick" i love how glamorous it looks all swept up in waves and i feel it really draws attention to my facial features, which as any Hairdresser will tell you, you always try to compliment facial features with hairstyles rather than try to hide them.

My makeup comes from Damned, i love the makeup's they do this one give a really nice dramatic effect to the eyes and it's worn as a tattoo layer both Brookie and i wear this one a lot

My dress is from Ingenue, this is one of my favourite stores for Vintage clothes, they are always high in quality.
The Dress i opted for is Martine and i bought it in "Harvest" 
i love this style and it makes me feel very feminine, immediately i wore it i wanted to go dancing, and swish around in my skirt.

My shoes came from N-core and they were on sale!!! woot woot, i absolutely adore N-core shoes and i wear them 99% of the time so when we hear of a sale you can guarantee Brookie and i will be there.
the shoes i am wearing are Obsession Xtremeheel 2 in Lemon. and i got them on sale at just $295L BARGAIN!!

I have totally loved my week in Vintage clothes, next week we're going for the Gypsy style i can't wait!!


Hello peeps!!
Well this week was our vintage week, and i have to say, I had a lot of fun, trying different looks and styles. Plus  with the vintage fair being on there was no shortage of inspiration!
I wouldn't say my outfit is very vintage, but Id say it was vintage inspired, and I think it hints at a 40s pin up look which is one I love.

Vintage fair-

The hair, is probably classed as vintage, because its a very old one from Truth, I bought it ages ago, and I love the way it takes the hair from the face with the texture change scarf.
Truth have been at the forefront of hair design for years, and its easy to see why, the textures, colours, and styles are so realistic and detail rich.

My sleeves tattoo is another vintage buy, I got it from a store called [aRAWRa] but its sadly closed now. You can get similar style sleeves from [OW] and Ive also seen one on marketplace by dead carrot
[OW] -
{Dead carrot} on marketplace -

My dark eye makeup is my favourite, its from damned and I love the dramatic look it gives any skin as its a tattoo layer. Damned do fantastic makeup tattoos, from the dramatic to the subtle, fantastic peircings, skins, eyes  and body tatts too.
Damned -

My top and my calf tattoo is from Artilleri, this store is fantastic for vintage and rockabilly fashion. They sell clothes, hair, furniture, tattoos, all sorts of top quality 40s/50s retro goodness :o) This top comes in a  variety of colours, and has a  prim halterneck, I love it.
Artilleri -

The skirt is another vintage buy, as Ive had it from when I was just a little nooblet! Its a gorgeous high waisted skirt from Sakide (was called Sassy Kitty Designs).  It comes with options for 3  different colour buttons and comes in a variety of different colours. Its easily updated or retro-ed depending on your style/mood. Sakide is definitely a must go store, they have loads of goodies, sales, hunts etc but the main reasons you have to go, is the quality of the clothing and the variety of clothes.
Sakide -

My boots are from THE best boot store in SL....Bax. Aside from making the gorgeous little ankle boots I have on in the pic, they do the most amazing knee high boots, which are personally sized perfectly to your shape by their amazing team of fitters.
The ankle boots I have on, and the Prestige knee boots come with loads of options, from adding  cuffs to the tops, to changing the accent colour (laces, sole etc).  Plus the boots come in 3 main colours, black, light grey, and dark grey. Loads of options for one price, love them! Each pair of boots come with different options so check them out.
BAX ::

So that's my vintage inspired look peeps, hope you enjoyed reading, don't forget if you have any thoughts, ideas, tips or themes you wanna see us cover, just give us a shout in world.
See you next week!!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

We will Rock you



Rock Chick week for me has been really easy and a lot of fun, this is my normal style so the hardest decision for me was which outfit i would choose out of the many i have already.
After much deliberation i opted for a mix and match of lots of items , so I'll start from the top and work down.

My hair is Alex by Maitreya, i just love the heavy fringe (bangs) and the way it accentuates my face with soft waves falling softly over my shoulders and back, as I've mentioned before i love my Gingers and the Maitreya "reds" give plenty of choice, today i have opted for Henna. My Fiance always comments when i wear this hair so i know it's a good choice for me.

I have many pairs of sunglasses but i think if you want a true rock Chick look then you HAVE to go for aviators, i found the ones i am wearing on the marketplace for just 40L (bargain) they are from HOC - House of Curios and in the box you get a male and female pair of glasses. i like the menu on them and you can change the frame, Glass and opacity to suit your requirements.

My top is again another Marketplace bargain  from {uf}  the leopard and lace crop tee, the fat pack is available on the marketplace for $400L, you can also buy them separately if you don't like all the colours.
there is no inworld store currently for {uf}

i bought my tattoo from ::YaYo:: it's called "Lyrical" and i thought it was perfect for my rock chick look, i like how it seems to float out of my pants and across my hips giving a very sexy look, there are lots of Tatts to choose from at ::YaYo:: and all available on the marketplace too, for the inworld store visit  or for marketplace shopping try

My belt comes from Coco, possibly one of my most favourite stores on sl with hundreds of high quality items, the belt is called the "wrap skinny belt" and it comes in two options, silver and studded ( both are included) for the price of just $50L  you can choose from silver or gold sets.
visit them inworld at
and while you are there join their update group to get access to the amazing 16 group gifts!!! trust me you don't want to miss these.

I just adore my skinny jeans from Sassy Kitty i can wear these anyway anyhow, these are a MUST to any rock chick! mine are the low unbuttoned jeans and i always opt for the skinny cuff, but there is a flared option included in the set if you prefer it, they are available from the marketplace for just $120L although the pic on there doesn't do them justice, and these are also a favourite with my Fiance, so ladies give that guy in your life a treat and treat yourself to these amazing jeans.
or inworld  at

The Shoes i wear to complete my look come from N-Core, they are the Sense extreme heel in black, Shoes here are priced from $595L which for the amazing quality you get is extremely good, the shoes always come with a hud so you can colour match your skin and choose your nail polish and accessories. i belong to the N-core update group and picked these up as a group gift, Brookie and I just love N-core shoes and we're always excited when we get the chance to pick up a new pair of shoes free there, although i have to say we usually end up buying two or three more pairs every time we go to collect the group gift so they are obviously very smart people at that store.

My props for my shoot  today:-  firstly my wicked guitar - a Vintage Fender Stratocaster from GCD musical instruments, i love to play about with instruments and have many, 99% of which i bought here, they are amazing quality and great fun and VERY reasonably priced so pop on down and give them a try i promise you'll have fun

My microphone and poses come from Embody i really like the poses from here and especially when they include well made props too, this set i picked up on the market place for $239   (they are also available separately for $59)   but they also have a store inworld at

and My cigarette is by Shelter, a little extravagant at $600L on the marketplace but it does come with a zippo lighter and animation

The sharp ones amongst you will also notice that i have a new skin hehehe, this is something i don't do terribly often so when i find a skin that i love i stick with it for a LONG time, this one i spotted in the Dressing Room on offer for just $70L and i just couldn't say no. i have fallen in love.
Its the Gio natural skin from Glam Affair's Fall/Winter collection and the detail on it is exquisite, i can't see me changing from this for some time. it's available at their inworld store for $999L

The Dressing room is always worth a visit to pick up some awesome bargains from great designers, items change regularly so join the update group to be kept informed.

i hope you have enjoyed reading my Rock Chick blog and i look forward to the next challenge, Vi xxx


Hi Peeps!!
This week, its Rock Chick week \o/ This is  one of my fave looks i couldn't wait to get started.
As I'm not a girly-girl I tend to rock up most outfits a little bit, using accessories, and tattoos etc.
Its been hard to choose an outfit for this weeks bloggy, but Ive decided to go for a sexy little dress & leather jacket combo.

I don't think a rock chick could be without her leather jacket, and mine is from Acid and Mala, it comes in 3 sleeve variations: Basic-a full length sleeve, Rolled-a half sleeve, rolled to the elbow, and a Vest- which is a sleeveless version. Here I've worn the Rolled, and used all the prim parts-collar pockets etc. I love the textures on this jacket, and all the prim parts are scripted for easy re size, its by far one of the best leathers in SL in my opinion.

The dress is from Sticky Fingers-i love this store for its sexy dresses and you can get the lilac version free if you join the group. The cups are lace so you can see nipple detail which is why its good to wear with the jacket-for the more modest girls :o) It comes in lots of pretty colours but i love the zesty lime green.
Sticky fingers-

The shoes i have on are Genova by Similar Italian Footwear  and i always wear them to funk up or rock up girly dresses and outfits, i bought mine from marketplace, but they are also available inworld, They come in a variety of colours and have a skin changer hud to easily match your skin colour.

My hair is from Ploom, i love the coke cans as rollers, very Lady Gaga!! Ploom is a brilliant shop for a more punky/rocker hair, and the textures are amazing.
The newer hair packs have a hud to change the base colours, which is brilliant  as it saves clogging up your inventory with 4 colours of hair in every pack you never or very rarely use. The hud also easily resizes the hair and changes the streaks (if any) to almost every colour you may need.

I think Rock Chicks have to have strong makeup, reddish lips and dark eyes, so I've gone with a tattoo layer makeup from Damned for my eyes, its a feline eyeliner nice and dark, i love the shape it gives the eye and i love that you can put it with any skin you like or take it off for a more subtle look.
Obviously the lips come with my favourite skin, Autumn from Curio-In my opinion the best skins in SL!

So that's my version of  Rock Chick, one ill be rocking out quite often!!
Thanks for reading peeps, and ill see ya'll next week for Vintage, meanwhile, happy shopping!!

Brookie ღ


Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Naked Truth


My Sisters and i spend most of our online time shopping, we can chat for hours about our bargains and new finds. We are often asked where we shop, as although we're all very different we seem to love the same items we just wear them in different ways, so i thought why not start blogging about this as it's interesting to see just how many ways an item can be used, so Welcome to our blog Two sides to every style, we don't profess to be amazing writers but i hope you enjoy our passion.

Everyone in Second Life is unique, and we all take time to search for skins, shapes, eyes, eyelashes, hair, fingernails, makeup etc to make our avi's the very best that they can be, everyone has their own ideal,  we make our avi's a little of what we'd like to be in Real Life, some people like to say they base their avatar on their Real selves but i think even those people give the Avatars a little tweak here and there to make them a perfect version of themselves.
Me, I go through phases depending on my mood, sometimes i like to be emo, vamp, or gangsta, sometimes i like to be a pretty pink girly princess, but for me the basics of my avatar never change.
so this is my Naked truth;

My shape is Chloe by Noya  it was a marketplace purchase, the complete avatar for just 99L  like most girls i cannot resist a bargain. I love the fact its a very feminine shape, not too tall, and realistic size breasts and bum, its also modifiable so i am able to make tweaks now and again i like to look like a healthy young woman, not too stick thin and gaunt.

My Skin is from Belleza, i am currently wearing Elle which i got as a group gift, i had gone along with my sister Alei to help her choose a skin and joined the group and picked up the gifts, i totally fell in love with Elle whilst wandering around the store and was thrilled to discover that it was in the group gift packs,  and have worn the skin ever since. Belleza skins are always very good quality and well made, and loads of choices. The only problem i have there is making a decision.

My eyes are Scarlett2 in dark blue from Redgrave, i don't think you can beat Redgrave for their eyes, they have an awesome range of colours and i just love how they sparkle. many eyes look too "glassy" and the colours unnatural but with Redgrave eyes even the strangest colours look authentic.

My eyelashes are Vampire from Redgrave, I'm a lover of long lashes in Real Life so long lashes for me was essential in Second Life  too. when you buy eyes from Redgrave eyelashes are always included but i prefer to wear mine longer so i opted for the vampire ones, i love how they give definition to my avatars eyes.

My Tattoo is from AVM i have gone through phases of full body tattoos but i always seem to come back to just my angel wings, i would feel naked without them now, i do like my tatts to look authentic also, so i always tend to opt for black or very muted colours, i hate to see bright coloured tatts they always seem too fake for me.

My Hair ...... mmmm now this is something that changes constantly for me, maybe due to the fact that I'm a hairdresser in Real Life and if i could change my hair in Real life as much as i do in Second life I'd be a happy girl, i prefer to stick to one colour (Ginger) and variate my styles according to my mood or the outfit I'm wearing. my favourite places for hair are truth, magika, boon and maitreya, surprisingly good ginger hair isn't all that easy to find and i want to be ginger not red.

so that's me, I'm not into prim boobs or nipples, i can never find fingernails that i don't have to edit extensively,and prim feet and hands are not friendly to me either i prefer to keep things simple. I hope you enjoyed my Naked truth and hopefully you'll follow us and see what ideas we come up with in future.


When Vi asked me to write  this blog with her, i was a bit hesitant at first, partly because I've never blogged before and didn't really know what to say!! But, i love shopping, in RL and SL so I'm just going to go with the theme of the week and talk to you all like your one of my friends, which i hope you do become :o)
So our first week is My Naked Truth, whats under all these lovely clothes we buy? Well i suppose the Two most important parts of an avatar are the Skin, and Shape, these two components transform us from the freaky noobs we once were, into the goddesses we want to be!!

My skin, is ALWAYS by Curio, i do have a few, but,  by far my favourite and most often used is the Autumn line, i have the fat pack and switch between them almost daily depending on my mood and look. Curio skins have so much detail and the frex version- the ones with freckles- is  so lush and detailed, in my opinion the best in SL, and now they have so many different lines, there's one to suit every look, mood and shape.

Which brings me neatly  to my shape. This shape i use, i have used from day one of Brookie's life, and also on my 2 past avatars. Its from Alady, and its called  the Miss World Shape. Its almost identical to the Supermodel shape, but a tiny bit smaller and a weeny bit curvier of bum (or butt-depending where in the world you are!) When i first bought it many many moons ago, it was a regular priced shape, but as its an older one now, you can pick it up for less than 100L..i know-bargain huh? Unfortunately its no mod, but the pack has like 20+ variations (from fried egg boobs to balloon boobs, longer legs, and skirt shapes) so theres sure to be something you like. Its the only one I've tried (and seriously I've tried hundreds of other shapes) that has the right nose, and eyes, yea i have a thing about noses and eyes!!


The other main components of an avatar is hair and eyes.
 I'm a total hair whore and i adore trying new hair, I'm always blonde , but in the past I've been a fiery red, and by red i mean scarlet :o) Sometimes i want a punky edgy look-so my first ports of call are Raw house and Ploom, and other times i want a more girly, softer look, so ill head over to D!va or Yunas.
The textures, colours styles etc that these stores supply far outweigh any other stores in SL-in my opinion of course!! If theres any others  i should know about let me know, and i'll investigate,pronto!

My fave fave hair stores, of which there are many, are,
Raw House-

For my eyes, well again, I'm a bit of an eye whore, but i always seem to come back to the eyes i got from [ DresseR! ] the whites are so clean and clear and the colours so bright. They dont have an in world store anymore, so I've supplied the web address for their marketplace store. Other eyes i love are those from Eye candy who do all kinds of different effect eyes-something for everyone!
For fantasy eyes (and indeed skin) you cant beat Plastik, omfg i love this store, and ill be bloggin about it lots in future i guarantee!

[Dresser ] -
Eye Candy -
Plastik -

And of course eyes wouldn't look right without lashes!!! Lordy, i love my lashes! My favourites are from TGIS, its hard to choose between their Ultra long 3D Alpha Lashes and their Volum Express lashes, either way, ya gonna need to edit them to fit your eyes, but once you get it right you wont look back, they so rock!! Other really good lashes are  BG Lush lashes by eye candy-the multi pack has options for if you wear a fringe (or bags) on the left or right, so that the fringed eye has shorter lashes, so it doesn't get mixed up in your hair- genius, no?

Eye Candi -
The last basic element of an avatar, and these are just an optional extra, are tattoos piercings & nails, as I'm tattooed and pierced in RL i couldn't possibly have an avatar who isn't!

The store i rely on for my tattoos is always Para Designs, this store totally rocks, the attention to detail and the options always blows me away, the tattoos are available on all clothing layers & tattoo layers. They always have tons of freebs at their store and are also in SBS (super bargain Saturday-a group you NEED to be in if ya love shopping. More on shopping groups in a later blog) so you can always pick up a bargain there :o)
For my piercings and nails, Virtual Insanity is the place to go, OMG this store rocks!! The nails are awesome, most of the time they come with rings, and totally transform your avatars hands. The piercings and jewellery are so well made and detail rich ya have to go look! Also Virtual Insanity is in a few shopping groups so always have a bargain on the go \o/ If you join their group there are free gifts too, whats not too love??
Ella Bella, is another place that does wicked piercings, many of them are texture changeable, and sooo pretty, the prices are really good too!
Para Designs-
Virtual Insanity-
Ella Bella-

 Well peeps, that's MY naked truth :o) hope you had fun reading and have a few more stores to go investigate, have fun, and ill see you next week!!!