Friday, September 28, 2012

Falling into Autumn



Ah! Helllllllllllo there! It's been a week an ahalf now has it? Yikes! Well business is booming in the editing world so I've been too caught up in photoshop for others to worry about my own D: But, today I bring you a post jam packed with yummy goodies! My freebie posts are put on hold for the moment, since I have such little time to go hunting, everything I have here I've bought :X I know, Rose is buying things now? It happens! But don't fret my lovelies! I shall be bringing you freebie stuff soon :3 Before we get into the post, let me talk about a contest I joined! Clicking the image below will take you to my flickr post about it!

The Arcade Photography Contest by: NamiNaeko Resident -Falling into Autum 
 This is my entry for the Arcade contest! I know I have little to no chance of winning compared to some of the more, and obviously deserving photos that have been submitted, but I thought I might as well take a jab at it. The Arcade event has to be my top favorite events so far in my SL life! I loved Epoch a while a ago, but sorry my dearest Anya and her sister Sue, but something about the Arcade just set my hair a blaze. It might be the fact that it's gamble each go at a machine. It could be the way that no matter what you get, you are still getting something. Or even, and this is probably it, you get to interact with others like I've never had the chance to in SL before! Total strangers trading gotcha prizes! Friends are made, group chats are flooded, all in all it's a good time :3 So, enough of my babble!

BACK TO THE BLOG <3



As fall is now upon us, this is by far my favorite time of year. I live in the south in the U,S, so we don't get loads of polar bears and snowboarding over here, BUT, when the weather starts to cool, it's so peaceful here!  I was inspired by the georgious sim my friend(s) own. They decorated it to the seasons, and i have to say, it's really beautiful. I sometimes come down just to look at the pretty trees, or I try to before lag hits me. SOMEONE buy me a new computer please! Ahah! Back to the blog! This look, was something that I sorta of am in love with. The hair, bow, shoes, and coat all scream Autumn!

Everything is this look is a mix of cute and elegant. For the sake of keeping this blog shorter than my last one, I won't be writing my usal novel length paragraphs about each product, I'm sure those bore you all to deaht (but those few whom enjoy my nonesenscal tatter, I love you to bits! 

I want to talk to you all more about, well, fall! It's the time of year that I am the happiest in. The smell of cinnaomion, the crisp leaves. The fresh and cool hair. The ice freezing water. The grey colored skies. The whole thing in of itself is something I am so happy to be able to experince. This look, was the first embarkment on me really saying hello to this beloved season of mine. This is also the time of year when a few major things in my life roll around. My mothers birthday, my own birthday, and Thanks Giving (for us folks here in the states) All three events are near and dear to my heart, and it's one of the main reasons I adore fall.

This look gave me a chance to really enjoy that in my new found love, SL. These coats are a new release from *Tea Time*, and the texturing is perfection. Most coats I have seen lack, something, and after seeing these bad boys by Tea, I have to tell you, it's the color and the detailing that was missing! The side panels are adorned in different patterns, each very organic and remistent of leaves, wind, yarn, fall.  The attention to color choice and pattern is expectly done. The second I saw these, I was so happy. Normally I stick to silly, goofy, odd ball style, but with these coats I got a chance to explore the soft, gentle, sophsticated side to me that I didn't know was there.  I paired it with cute items that brought out my sort of quirky tastes. The bow is an addition that takes this look from fab, to rad. Thank you so much Tea! You actually made me feel something with this post, not just be like "oh that's pretty, I'll blog it." you made me remember that fall is here, and this is the time of year where I as a person, am happiest <3

(Coat colors in: Blue/Yellow, Green/Orange, Redva/azure, Brown/Red)

Items Induced found at The Arcade:
  • Cameras: Tee*fy - Vintage Brownie Camera : Red, OrangeBlue, and GrandpaOldCamera.RARE. 
  • Shoes: Inqenue :: Ariane :: Noir RARE 
  • Hamster: ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster - Sunshine
  • Eggs: !Ohmai Breakfast Eggs in Green, Polka Dot Black, and White
  • Spice Jar: !Ohami Spice Jar in Mr. Giraffe - Cinnamon 
  • Pose: aDORKable Poses: Honey Dork Pack Pose # 9 


 Not found at the Arcade: 
  • Hair: Magika - Tendency Hud 1 
  • Skin:*MY UGLYDOROTHY - Skin of Sunday23 
  • Bow: LaGyo_A girl's bow(current collab88 item) 
  • Scarf: Shakeup - Tye-Dye Scarf [Brown] 
  • Stockings: [ Attitudes ] lace pantyhose - black D 
  • Coat: AUTUMN LONG JACKET *Tea Time* - tysm Tea  <333

Monday, September 17, 2012

Grannie's Gotcha - The Arcade Gotcha Event #1

(click me to see my full size~)

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There was an old Grannie, who had a great style.
One day she got paid and shopped for a while.
To the Arcade is where she ended up,
And that's where this Grannie, tested her luck.

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The Girl with the Pot on her head.

  • Hair: (fd) Stone Soup - Burger Clown
  • Skin: *MY UGLYDOROTHY - Skin of Sunday23
  • Eyes: INKON Utopia Eyes - Pale Mint+Gold
  • Shirt: Schadenfreude Ivory Oxford Shirt
  • Pants: caLLie cLine unisex jeans
  • Shoes: *GF* Strap Shoes "Alex"
  • Headband: (TokiD) side headband (2)
  • Bag: :pesca: old shoulder bag/shika-green
  • Necklace: Willow~ Bottled Magic Necklace - Aged Gold (store closed)
  • Plushie: Schadenfreude Yellow Foxy Stole (@ the Arcade)
  • Watch: *katat0nik* #5 (candy green) Nada Watch (@ the Arcade)
  • Ring: Shakeup! Vintage Ring [10] (@ the Arcade)

Cray Grandie 

  • Hair: !lamb. Eraserhead - Mint
  • Skin & Shape: (Wrigglesworth) Olden Girl Violet
  • Eyes: Dead Apples Mesh Eyes - Magic Brown
  • Top: *Tea Time* DEER SWEATER - Cream
  • Skirt: .Eclair:. Anna leather skirt - Black
  • Socks: *Tea Time* Suspender socks - Writing
  • Shoes: (fd) Bucket Heel - Black
  • Hat: *ARGRACE* Straw Fedora
  • Earring: p!tty: Native American Girl - Feather Earring - No Hoop
  • Bag: *Tea Time* Work Bag
  • Necklace: *Tea Time* ABSTRACT WOOD NECKLACE
  • Makeup: Cheap Makeup- Parisian Eyebrows - Red Brows / Dead Apples - Lipstick Matte black /  Dead Apples Glam Eyeshadows - Glam Gold /Cheap Makeup Liner + Lashes DOUBLE #10 (gotcha machine at store)



(WARNING MASSIVE POST BECAUSE I CAN'T STOP TYPING!)

   Why hello hello hello! It's me! Well, duh, I'm not really sure who else it could be...so yay! I've brought you another blog (my look book is on pause for a bit, working on clients, events, and now I'm in a photograph studio so my time is all sdfusdofw0e9r8 at the moment!) So, as mmmaaaannnny of you know, the Arcade event is going on! I have to admit, I bought too much. But, I regret NOTHING. It was all sooo cute, adorable, and not to mention some of the things I got I can actually use in rp. Over all the event is a hit. The mesh hamster featured in this picture is by ::BB:: (Beetlebones) and is one of the most popular items at the event! I have many more post to come in the future featuring most of the things I got and they will be coming a bit later, but they are laden with mesh hamster avis. These are running please close to my most beloved thing in sl!

  Ok, on to the look! Now, for these pictures I've come up with this idea of a series. It's a story in a sense, and we are going to be following around this spunky little grandma here as she buys all the things! My goal here is to really get you my readers involved in what I make, and this seems to be a great way to do it. So, starting off I want to give a big warm hug and loud thank you to *Tea Time* for becoming this blog's SECOND sponsor! I've been in love with Tea's stuff for ages, but never got around to buying anything because my resources were always so far and few between. Being ASKED to be a blogger of such a great shop is an honor. I'm really not just saying this because I get to blog all the pretty stuff now, it's because honestly, the texturing on these items are superb, the options, colors, patterns, they all rock, and stand a part from the other stores I've been too. So thank you Tea!

  This look, was something last minute-I know, I do alot of that. I was messing with my avi, and on a whim, bought this skin and shape from Wrigglesworth that I have been pinning after for almost the entire year. It's a dream of mine to be able to play an old lady character in a film or stage production of any kind. Something about it just appeals to me. So this skin called Violet, was priceless to me. I couldn't NOT have it when I finally had the chance to get it. It also comes with a prim hair potion, but I opted off of wearing it in this piece because the hat I wanted to wear I didn't work with it, so  I instead choose this one by !lamb. called Eraserhead. It's actually a male avi hair, but I liked it too much to say no. What you can't really see in this picture is that it's actually a Mohawk. The sides are shaved off and so is the bottom portion of the back. It's one of those hair styles that just scream "I DON'T CARE". I'm in love with it, and I couldn't stop myself from getting it! The eyes, lipstick, and golden eye shadow are all from Dead Apples. Her makeup and eyes are very afforable. I bought about 4 sets of mesh eyes and I love them so much. You can mix and match the different colors seeing how each mesh eye is it's own item. The eye shadows from her Glam serious are, and I'm not joking about this, something I've wanted since I started in SL. I it was one of the very first things I actually looked on the markerplace when I first when shopping. They just are so pretty. I'm not sure, but they leave this smoldering kind of look. The lipstick is the PERFECT black lip! It comes with a set of prim teeth that are actually pretty cool and work with many different looks.

  Back to *Tea Time* k? This sweater is one of the new items. It comes in four sizes and three other colors (teal, yellow, and beige). What made me oh "OH!" when I saw them were the elbows! They resemble the kind of elbow padding you would see on a smokers blazer. It's a very cute look and mixes the feminine and masculine aspect very well. This baggy boat neck sweater is beautiful textures and I have to say, the graphics on the front are pretty cool as well. Also from Tea, is this bag, which comes in three version (prop, no pose, and static pose) . I actually intend on wearing this on my rp character because she is always running around giving others flowers and collecting things to put in her potions. It works very well in fact! The last item from Tea, is this necklace. I love the beads and how they progressively get much smaller as they head towards the back, it's very cute and again, I can't stress this enough, the texturing! Ah, so beautiful.

The last couple of things are these shoes from Fashionably Dead. They are called the Bucket heel, and remind me of my child hood. They look like a t-strap Mary Jane, just with a heel. The sock sculpt is adorable. The way it gathers at your heel, just prefect! This skirt is from .Eclair. and was a last minute buy for me. I wanted a high waisted skirt that could work with the sweater, but not be huge. It's mesh and comes in another color. It's was only seventy linden and it was well worth it for the way the drapping lies on your shape.  Last is this hat from *ARGRACE* it comes in a few other color and is modifiable so you can re size to your hearts content!

Moving on (I know this is long ok, my fingers are tired too xD), we reach the freaked out girl wearing a pot on her head in the picture. The hair is called Stone Soup, again from Fashionably Dead, and the pot is built in! There has a similar style minus the pot, if anyone is looking for something close to that.  The shirt is from Schadenfreude, it's simple, and comes in many different colors, and a varieties of selves, and tails option. The pants are from caLLie cLine, and are made for either male or female avis. The cuffs are prims that can be adjusted to side. Last for clothing are the shoes. These were a gift for the Whore Couture Event a while ago, but they are still available at *GF* for normal price, and the style "Alex" comes in two other finishes and a rainbow of colors.

Now we get to the accessories! First is this headband from TokiD. I bought it because I secretly wanted to be like Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service! It's adorable and again, like most things in this post, comes in other colors!  The plushie shale, ring(which can't be seen, will insert a close up of it later), bag and the watch are all gotcha items from the Arcade event. This plushie Fox stole is too cute! It reminds me of the one fox that Anya Ohmai made a while back, but this one is meant to look like a toy draped over your shoulders! The watch is super cute too! It looks like a child watch which is mainly the reason I wanted it. It's very youthful and the color is just-ahhh amazing! I love green so this just took the cake! Then this bag, ugh I just can't, the running deer pattern is so nice and the size of it is't too big. The handle was modeled very well because I can adjust this bag to my liking and the handle horrible wide! It's wonderful!

That's if for my first post on the arcade. More will be coming. This was just a starter piece, but I promise you it's alot! You've got until the 15th of October to play your luck with the gotchas so go head and try!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Photography and Art Pricing List

I am currently selling edits and costume art pieces. Hand drawings, ads, and avatar edits all available. Please send me a flickr mail or leave me a notecard at Naminaeko Resident.
For more information click here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hallows and Fashion




Hello hello hellooooo my lovelies! It's been a while since I did a proper blog of this sport. I jazzed up the pictures in the post this time for one reason: I FINALLY RELEASED SOMETHING~ *throws dull multicolored confetti around*

I know, you probably didn't even know, or care, but alas, I need to tell the world <3
Let's get to the details of the look first so we don't get side tracked in the other fun stuff :>

Today, I decided to try and hit a few of the trends that are splashing about in both SL fashion and RL. The hair from lamb (Pearl, Mad Pack) is one of my favorite hairs from them. I bought the similar looking one from >Truth<, which I blogged in my last lookbook, and quickly fell head over heels for it. Now, you might ask, well Rose, then why did you get this one? Simple, the genius that is the Lamb creator, make this super amazing, so up my alley, omg I wish I had this color hair irl, texture you see featured here (Lefted Brained). By word do I love this hair. Regardless of price, I had to have this hair. It's one of the few in sl, that I always fine myself going back to. Along with the hair you will see a very bright yellow bow/head band from Tokid! I rarely buy anything from Tokid unless I am in love with it because I sometimes cringe at the prices creators put out (I'm always scared my Linden count is going to be zero if I were really to allow myself to 'buy all the things'), but this head band stole my heart. It reminds me of an old cartoon film from my childhood. Anyone remember Kiki's Delivery Service? Ah, the good old day! This head band is both cute and rather funny to wear, almost imitating large bunny ears blooped on your head!

Ok we move on to clothing. A picked a simple top, to keep it neutral, something in grey is always good, and then I paired it with these high waisted pants from IMBUE. I opted out of the high waisted layer for this look, too keep it a bit more relaxed. The texturing and color of these pants are LOVES in my book. I love the knees, as I stated in my last lookbook, I'm not really sure what they are suppose to be but I leeeeiikk. The shoes, also from IMBUE, are only 100L right now! I know, I was shocked too! They come in large range of colors, and the shade selection for the skin and toes is great, really simple to get the right shade you are looking for.

Nowww we go on to the last part of this lovely little blog..THE ACCESSORIES! In here i included these mesh lids that I can't live without and hate taking off. They are from Slink and trust me, worth the price. They are prefect for pictures, the lashes themselves are beautiful, but the texturing on the lids, oh my lord, it's amazing. It works very well with the skin I was currently wearing, and many of the others that I own too. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking into taking pictures of themselves all the time! they come in handy!  I decided to add to this look, a gift from my friend Nat over at Haut.Monde, who has released a who set of Disney inspired necklaces for The Arcade Gotcha event(opening Sept 15). My favourite color is green so this necklace was a no brainier when I saw it, it had to be on me at that moment. The texturing and over all design are cute, sleek, and elegant, while still being able to retain a very adorableness about it. It works for both the classy folks and the silly peeps like me who loves anything cute! Talking about cute, now we have these little fur balls all over me. Many of you might know where these are from, they are Pygmy Puffs, created by the one and only Anya Ohmai. These adorable little creations are beyond cute, and on more than one occasion have me and my friend gushed about the cuteness level of these guys! I added them to the look because of the biggest part of this look..drum roll.....TADAAA. .Olive. .deadliest of hallows: Necklaces! Since pygmy puffs are creatures from HarryPotter, and the symbol of the Hallows is as well, I thought the pairing of the two would be perfect. To learn more about these new creations of mine, please head over to my post about them!

  • Hair: !lamb. Pearl (Mesh) - Left-Brained
  • Skin: *MY UGLYDOROTHY -Bianca02(Mocha)
  • Eye Lids: Slink Mesh eyelids (solid) (photo prop)
  • Pants: ~ imbue. Retro Highwaists [Brown] 
  • Shoes: IMBUE. Neesha Wedges - Black L
  • Pets: Ohmai Emporium: Pygmy Puff (Pistachio, Sable, and Luxe)
  • Necklace 1: haut.monde - Bad Apple Necklace S tyvm Nat <3333
  • Necklace 2: .Olive. .deadliest of hallows. :: Metal Pack
  • Head Band: (TokiD) side headband (2)









All of these .Olive. necklaces can be bought at the .Olive. Marketplace store.
(fat pack  available)

.Olive. New Store and first Release.

Over the past several months, I have been trying to produce something worth sharing in SL. Where it be my blog. my editing, or my time in rping, I have always been on to try to make things, situations, moments, enjoyable for all. Lately however, a bug has been biting me. This bug you ask? It's the designer. At the tender age of 14, I thought my life was meant to be a fashion designer. That quickly  died as I fell in love with other things, like boys and anime, to care about my future. Over the years my love of things transformed into a passion for art both tradition and digital. Because of this, I found my self drawn to the grid. Always being one to want to explore and try something new, I ventured into Second Life, with only one friend to guide me. She was a tremendous help in my early stages of SL, if it were not for her, I wouldn't be sitting here right now.
Over the last 8 months, my rl has take a turn, things have changed, friends lost, family gone, new adventures taken root, but during all this time, the bug kept biting. Biting away at my soul almost. Many years ago, I discovered I am destined to be an computer animator. Modeling and making things on the computer is were I thrive like an ivy plant to a wall. I climb tangle myself into the very patch work of that stone foundation and I cement myself into it. So, naturally, when the idea of being able to make things in sl was brought up, it was no question that I had to at least try it. It would be silly for me to think that I could avoid it for much longer. So there I found myself one day, just opened my 3D software, and I went to work. Now, a few months later, I am happy to say, that I am not ready to slowly embark on the  wave that is being a designer in SL. today I bring you 



.Olive. 
my first line of sl accessories, clothing, and hairs.  Below are the first things I have made on second life that I will be selling to you all. It bring me more pleasure than you could ever be aware of to be able to not only make things for the fun of doing them, but being able to provide those things to customers whom want to use my creations. You are all the reason I do this, and I thank you, so with out further ado, I bring you .the deadliest of hallows.!


.Olive. - Deadlist of Hallows : Hogwarts Necklace Pack


Non-Rigged Mesh Necklace.
Hogwarts Pack: 
Do you want to wear the Hallows around your neck? You are in luck! This mesh necklace features three different metal colors to choose from: gold, silver, and black.Each are in a matte finish.
The necklace also features four stones to represent each house found at Hogwarts: 
Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.




.Olive. - Deadlist of Hallows : Jem Necklace Pack



Non-Rigged Mesh Necklace.
Jem Pack: 
Do you want to wear the Hallows around your neck? You are in luck! This mesh necklace features three different metal colors to choose from: gold, silver, and black.Each are in a matte finish.
The stones included come in two forms: Veined, and Crystal Cut.



.Olive. - Deadlist of Hallows : Metal Necklace Pack


Non-Rigged Mesh Necklace.
Metal Pack:
Do you want to wear the Hallows around your neck? You are in luck! This mesh necklace features three different metal colors to choose from: gold, silver, and black.Each are in a matte finish.
The stones included are of the same metal texture as the setting of the Hallows.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Rose LookBook #002


OH HAI. NICE TO SEE YOU MA LOVLIES <3Sooooooooooooo, starting off with this layout of my look book, likes? Dislikes? Oh what does it matter, honestly, I am going to go photoshop nuts every time with out the input of others..so on the to the clothes! Well, this look was really, once again, something I put together on a whim. What can I say? I'm impulsive! So sue me....or please don't D:

The hair, that is what really started this whole look. I was fighting with myself for ages on whether I actually wanted to buy this hair or not. There is a similar style by Lamb that I see alot of people sporting, but I'm not sure why, but I just didn't love it as much as I loved this Truth hair. A friend actually joked and said it looks like a "I don't really care" Kristan Stewart hair due. That made me want it even more because it really is. Not that I love or hate the Twlight actress, but her hair, please tell me you don't love her hair?....ok enough about this mesh bit of yummy on my head. Moving right along~

My skin and eyes are the same as always, no surprise there, just don't feel like getting new ones. Meh, ok, now that that is over, the clothessss. Recently I saw the flickr of the store Willow~ and she stated that she would be closing her store last month ad I raced over there to grab what I could. Sad to say, the store is gone, and my heart is broken </3 The vest, stripped shirt, glasses, necklace and cuff were from there. I have to say the amount of detail is amazing and it really is a sad day that the sun has set on the life of Willow~. It was a beautiful store and had some of the best clothes I have seen in a while. I'm really upset I didn't know about it before it closed.

Well how about we talk about the things that are STILL available eh? The pants are from IMBUE and the texturing is to die for. I am in love with the detailing on the knees. I can't tell if it's suppose to be a brace or what, but I love it. The shoes are by a wonderful friend Candy from [WHATEVER]. They come in a large rang of colors, and these ones are a special edition color : Marely. The red sole and the high platform are some of my favorite things in shoes. The fact that they add hight to your avi without having to adjust your shape is an added bouns that I didn't expect!

Ok, so the last thing would be the accessories(well the ones not from willow :C ). The large turquoise necklace is also from another friend! One of my closest friends in sl, Natalee Oodles designed it. It's from her new line haut.mode. I love the color and the size of this piece. It added a bit of color to my over all monotoned look here. The next necklace is one from [MAGIC NOOK], and it is something I already blogged but I just kept it in because I liked it. And last, but not least is the bag! This was a group gift from Tee*Fy months ago, and it is still available there is a group fee of 250). Not only does it match with my kookie kind of style but it balances out the entire look. I love it and it's always a crowd pleaser. The had drawn face gets laughs all around.

There you have it my darlings, another lookbook post! More in the future c:

-Rose

Monday, September 3, 2012

THE ROSE LOOKBOOK #001


Why hello there my little lovies! Ahhh I know I know it's been MONTHS since I last posted anything. To be fair, it wasn't my fault. I had the unfourtant happen to me over the summer and it resulted my internet being cut off and life as I know it changing drastically. But do not fret for I will be back and a force to recon with soon! Til I am back full time to bring you the latest freebies, gifties, cheapies, and hunt items, I will supply you with loads of lookbook posts! This one right here was a spur of the moment thing! All the items I choose were ones that I had eye'd for a while and finally just bought. It is rare for me to spend loads and loads o lindens but for once I decided to spoil myself and go for it. This look reminds me alot of the older, more weird version of my MM character Pepper. She would be the kind to change her hair color, where bright colored things, and over all, have fun and be silly. In the future I will write more indepth posts but I just wanted to get this up on my blog tonight before I head out so that all my wonderful readers know I'M NOT DEAD! I love you all and thanks for sticking with me! Stay tuned for more from me in the near future!
-Rose <3