Introducing Maitreya Mesh

I’m going broke for you guys, but I suppose it’s worth it. Just take a look at my newest additions from Maitreya… I know I’m a little behind on the Maitreya mesh releases, but I’m sure you can forgive me.

Aren’t those wedges to die for? I was tempted to get the boots as well, but instead I bought the Neutrals fatpack (4 pairs for 1000L). They go for 500L a pair, so it’s like you’re getting two free pairs of shoes… or at least that’s what I told myself after becoming broke because of this visit to Maitreya. To check out the full range of mesh products at Maitreya, go here http://sl-maitreya.blogspot.com/!

I also updated my Windlight settings to those that Luna Jubilee uses. I really wanted to be able to use a studio but still have shadows and an overall nice picture, so I’m extremely pleased that Luna’s work for me! As you can see I’m still in the learning process of using shadows in my pictures and such, but I’ll get better with time, I promise!

Oh, and one last thing before I go. The only little issue I ran into with wearing all of the mesh at once is that you need the alpha layers to hide parts of your body that may stick out, but you can’t wear more than one alpha layer at once (at least not in Firestorm). What I did was I wore the blouse in size Large and used the shoe alpha layer, but just a heads up for you guys! x

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End of the Year Sales

There’re sales galore in SL right now if you just do a little searching! Select stores – Atomic, ploom, -paper.doll-, Illusory, Cheeky Pea, and Aura – are participating in a year end 50% off certain merchandise sale, so here’s a peek at my savings!

I own a good portion of Atomic clothing already, but I grabbed these jeans and adorable top for a combo of 125L. I added on the leather jacket and black ankle boots just for a more edgy feel to an otherwise very feminine outfit! x

Alina

Hair: elikatira Early

Shirt: Atomic Lovely Chiffon in Jade

Jeans: Atomic Ripped Skinny Jeans in Vintage

Jacket: DeLa Leather Jacket in “Bebe” Black

Shoes: fri.day Journey Boots in Black

Urban

Before anyone says anything, yes, I refuse to take this hair off. End of story.

Moving on, I am having way too much fun playing around with shadows and depth of field. It really makes the photos so much more professional looking, and I don’t even have to edit my pictures for blog posts anymore!

I finally splurged on this amazing blazer from Mon Tissu – yeah, took me long enough. It goes perfectly with this cute, wintery dress from Tres Blah (only 88L at Collabor88) and the tights just pull it all together. :)

Alina x

Hair: Elikatira Paper

Dress: Tres Blah Amor Fati Dress in Plum

Blazer: Mon Tissu Rockaby Blazer in Black

Tights: Mon Tissu Wool tights in Black

Boots: Miel Dandy Boots in Coal

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Firebrick & Bronze

I’m not dead, I promise!

Jeez, it’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post! Luckily enough for me, this week was quite easy, even though I had to play catch up and combine two weeks. Firebrick and Bronze go together so well and are perfect colors for fall {especially Firebrick – red is so in this fall!}. I especially love this bag from ISON, it is the absolute perfect shade for Bronze!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

xo Alina

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Hair: [elikatira] – Show

{Clothes}

Tank top: Surf Co. – Hermana Tank – White

Sweater: ATOMIC Cozy Cardi – Brick

Jeans: Emery – Denim Highwaisted Misery

Shoes: [elikatira] Millside Flats – Brick

{Accessories}

Necklace: miel ECHO NECKLACE

Bag: ISON  – kabuki crocodile tote (bronze) {SL Marketplace}

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 ATOMIC – Because I’m Cute

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: 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

Style #50

Finally got around to blogging a new Maitreya item!

Whenever I hear there’s a new item at Maitreya, I get so excited. Maitreya’s products are always high quality, well made, and drop-dead gorgeous. This boyfriend style shirt is no exception to Maitreya’s excellent legacy, but the only thing I wish was that the shirt was released in some patterns and a few other colors. That’s all! You could definitely wear this shirt as is, it certainly is long enough and the size is adjustable, but I’m trying to keep it PG here. ;-)

What else? I feel like I haven’t blogged in a while, and I miss you guys! As I mentioned a little while ago, I’ll be away on vacation next week so blogging obviously won’t be a priority, but I am going to try my best to throw up a quick 52 Weeks of Color Challenge post for that week!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Story [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Shirt: Maitreya Boyfriend Shirt – Cerise Maitreya

Jeans: {mon tissu} Denim – 1929 Cigarette ~ Black Mon Tissu

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

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Necklace: TDRBlue special – The cage necklace {Exclusive item from The Dressing Room Blue}

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All from .:StoRin:. – Fashion Seeker pose pack. StoRin