52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Wenge

As the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge draws to a close, I’ve had an ample amount of time to think about my blog and the future of my blogging in Second Life. I’m not the greatest of bloggers – I don’t have the most amazing picture quality, most creative outfits, or most expensive and best made clothes, but blogging has definitely taught me quite a lot… even if my contribution is but a speck on the radar. Blogging has taught me about Photoshop, websites, community, and so much more, and even if I’ll be disappearing from the Second Life fashion blogger community for a spell, I’ll always remember these valuable lessons. If/when I return, I hope to be able to contribute more to this blog and to Second Life in general. Now I am busy with RL, and whenever I do manage to make it on SL I’m spending all my time at the Hogwarts: Your Story RP. Throughout my long years on SL (previous to my creation of this account) I’ve learned that it’s impossible to be good at everything and you cannot stretch yourself too thin. My choices were either focus entirely on blogging or focus entirely on roleplay, and at this time I’ve chosen to spend my time in SL roleplaying.

Anyway, here’s my outfit for this week’s color: Wenge. I really do like this color, a nice and deep gray, perfect for fall. I especially adore this new cardigan from Vive9 – definitely a must-buy! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

xo Alina

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Hair: [elikatira] Changes

Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glam Lipstick – Cherry (w/Teeth)

{Clothes}

Turtleneck: fri.day Basic.Turtleneck (Charcoal)

Cardigan: Emery Oversize Cardigan Carmin [Black]

Pants: Mon Tissu Cigarette Jeans ~ Black

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[ glow ] studio

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52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Chartreuse

Week 42.

Whenever I see that a certain week’s color is very bright, bold, and eye-catching, I tend to do color pops instead of a complete outfit in the designated hue. And that’s what I did this week, of course! Chartreuse brings back memories of lime green, but it is definitely more on the yellow and olive side of the green family. This week I decided to use a helpful resource – the search button on Second Life Marketplace. The rest of the story is history: this outfit was born.

One of the first results from my search was a couple of The Sea Hole clothing items, which made me extremely relieved! Surprisingly enough chartreuse didn’t give me a very hard fight, and I was in and out of The Sea Hole, outfit in Inventory, in less than 5 minutes. All I had to do was figure out which hair and shoes to sport and I was finished! I love both the top {which is actually a bodysuit} and skirt, and I can see myself getting my money’s worth out of them in the future.

I hope chartreuse didn’t give you too much of a struggle, and I will see you all here next week!

xo Alina

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Hair: [elikatira] Changes

Lip gloss: Pink Fuel Sheer Balm – Apple

{Clothes}

Top: The Sea Hole – Vanoa Bodysuit – Slate

Skirt: The Sea Hole – Vanoa Belted Mini Skirt – Chartreuse

Shoes: miel DANDY BOOT – solid {Shown in Smoky}

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GLITTERATI – Model pack 14

The Platinum Hunt 2 & 1 Year of Blogging!

1 year already.

The other day I logged into SL and realized that Alina has been around for almost 2 years – and today was her 2nd Rez day celebration. Yup, that’s right: August 15th! Now before you get all confused and say “Alina today is August 16th…”  I am purposely posting this a day later in celebration of my first blog post, which was August 16th, 2010! Lots and lots of celebrations going on in Alina’s little SL. :)

Anyway, let’s get into the interesting stuff – the fashion. I went hunting today in The Platinum Hunt, which is always a joy. I only picked up a few things because I am currently experiencing SL poverty {a.k.a. hurry up Tuesday I need my 300L}, but I managed to create three very different looks with only 40L!

The style on the left is my favorite. It’s so glamorous and party-ready, I absolutely adore it! You can’t see it in this picture, but my hair is actually a super cute, punky ponytail from Exile that I surprisingly had yet to blog! This hair has become one of my go-to styles lately in SL. Next, the staple of this look: the dress. I’ve been really into paper.doll and all of their lovely dresses recently, and this one is no exception. It comes with options of a gold or silver top and was only 10L through the Platinum Hunt!

Now for the middle style. Once again, I’ve had this hair for quite a while now {hello Hair Fair days} but it hadn’t made an appearance in a post! I love it inworld, but I found it a tad difficult to photograph… ignore my lack of photoshop skills, haha. Anyway, this is more casual and hang-out friendly, but I love the pop of color that the shoes give and the slightly more put together look that the beautiful necklace from SIGMA gives. And, of course, the cute tank top from Atomic, one of my favorite stores on the grid. Very cute!

Finally, the third style. I’m not quite sure why, but I’m feeling a concert vibe from Alina in this outfit. Once again, the picture doesn’t show it but the hair is actually a sweet little messy bun, thanks Clawtooth! The mini dress is from Grixdale… PLEASE don’t close! I am so so so sad that Tyr has decided to close down shop, but look out for a Grixdale tribute that I’ll put up soon. <3 And last but not least, the pumps – another forgot-to-blog Inventory item! Vive9 created these sassy pumps for The Dressing Room a while back, and they go perfectly with the look!

All right, I’ll say goodbye now. Thank you for all of the support I have received over the last year, it truly means so much to me and I hope I’ll be blogging for many years to come!

xo Alina

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52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jazzberry

Feeling summery this week.

I love the color that is titled “Jazzberry” this week. It’s like a magenta/plum/fushia, but in any case it’s beautiful. Surprisingly enough I didn’t have too much trouble finding this color, either: all I had to do was stop by Collabor88, and voila! I love this top from Boom, it feels so bright and summery.

I’m also wearing my newest hair favorite this week; “Breeze” by Elikatira, also for Collabor88. The hair is pure perfection, go pick it up for only 88L per pack while it’s still available!

I hope you have a fun-filled weekend! <3

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Breeze

Lipstick: [PF] Glam Lipstick – Fushia

{Clothes}

Shirt: *BOOM* Ice Cream Tank (Rainbow sherbert)

Shorts: Maitreya Jean Shorts – Faded Dark

Shoes: [Gos] Platform Pumps – White

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Bangles: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Sani bangles (colors)

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Glitterati – Seasons Hunt Winter Pack

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patriarch

{Patriarch}

Ah, patriarch – such a rich, royal color, if I do say so myself. I had an urge to wear something modern but classy this week, and this dress is perfect. Also, have you ever noticed how well purple goes with red hair? All those redheads out there are lucky ducks! I’m glad I have SL to express my inner fire. ;-)

I also have been loving this hairstyle this week; if you haven’t already noticed, I wore it in my summer Seasons Hunt post {here}. It’s so carefree and cute, I adore it! Elikapeka Tiramisu always does a wonderful job at creating any hair our SL heads desire.

All right, my weekly ramble is over. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Fresh – Red 08 [elikatira]

Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glam Lipstick/Teeth – Smoked Plum Pink Fuel

{Clothes}

Dress: (epoque.s) Ruche – Empire Epoque

Jacket: Maitreya Camden Jacket – White Maitreya

Flats: fri. – Basic.Flats – Charcoal fri.day

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Earrings: Silver hoops

Bangles: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Sani bangles (charcoal) SIGMA

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Glitterati – Model pack 24 GLITTERATI

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Celadon

Blonde today! :-)

Okay folks, bear with me on a few things here. First off, I realize this isn’t quite Celadon, but I tried! Second, yes, I realize this photo is quite… crappy. My excuse? I’m on a laptop that runs SL horribly, I’m so so sorry for the ugly pic! Third… yes, I am wearing blonde hair today. I’ve had recent ideas to change around my hair colors and such, I hope you like the change!

Anyway, back to the important stuff – the color challenge! Goodness, I can’t believe how fast it’s going. I think I probably say that every week, but this challenge is really making me realize how fast time goes by! Pretty soon I’ll be back at college!

Finally, this goes without saying – if you haven’t visited Hair Fair yet this week, you seriously need to get your virtual butt down there. I even got there and I’m on a crappy, super laggy laptop! I’ve grabbed 3 hairs so far: yup, trying to conserve what little L$ I have, hehe. I’ll try to do some Hair Fair posts once I get back home and return to normality. For now, enjoy your weekend!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] With {Hair Fair exclusive}

Lipgloss: [PF] Elly <Chai> Sheer Balm/Teeth (Lingerie Pink) Pink Fuel

{Clothes}

Tank top: fri. – Romcom.Tank (Mint) fri.day

Skirt: [SC] Surf Couture – Walkabout Denim Skirt – Dark Blue Surf Co.

Socks: p.c; Dark Tights – Red Flowers Paper Couture

Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Olea Boots – Worn

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Earrings: Gold hoops

Necklace: MIEL ECHO NECKLACE  miel

Bracelet: miel – CHUM bracelet

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[glow] studio – Sorting pose [ glow ] studio

Having a Geekgasm!

Some new items from my recent Geekgasm Hunt adventures.

Oh, to be a geek nowadays. Such fun, especially in Second Life! The latest hunt I’m tackling is the Geekgasm Hunt, which I’m completely new to but was introduced through Lilie Barrs and her lovely set of earrings that she created for the hunt {I’ll be sure to wear them in an upcoming post! <3}. Today I’m sporting some of the first items you find in the hunt: a little jumpsuit outfit, some adorable glasses, and a bowtie necklace {which coordinates perfectly with the outfit, must I add}. All of the hunt items are free, and though not all of them are my cup of tea I often find that with these free item hunts. But, as you can see, there are some very high-quality items to be found as well! Thank you to all of the designers and people who helped to coordinate this hunt, your time and passion are well appreciated! <3

The Geekgasm Hunt goes from June 23rd to July 13th. Click here to TP to the starting point!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Blind [elikatira]

Makeup: Elly Glam Lipstick/Teeth in Cherry Pink Fuel

{Clothes}

Outfit: The Sea Hole – DNA Summersuit Geek {Geekgasm Hunt}

Shoes: [Gos] Platform Pumps – Black  [Gos] Custom Footwear

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Glasses: ;P&T; Nerdy Chic Glasses {Geekgasm Hunt}

Necklace: ;P&T; Nerdy Bow Tie Necklace {Geekgasm Hunt}

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Inert Poses – “Meek” Fatpack