Malibu

This new hair by TRUTH for Uber is absolutely darling. I’m usually not someone who can pull off really girly hairstyles and looks, so I was extremely surprised when this looked pretty darned fabulous on me! The bow is tintable, but also comes in a variety of beautiful pattern textures which didn’t really compliment me all that much, unfortunately. Damn my old lady Taylor Swift vibe.

The hairs are available in all their usual colours, with standard packs at a lower price of 200L.

Happy fun shopping, SLers! You deserve a good end to the week, right?


Song of The Day

Desdemona

I was contacted recently by Fade Arcade of Fade Arcade Designs, a Second Life designer and template creator, asking if I would like to blog some of his creations. His pieces range from club wear to skimpier pieces, but I came across this fantastic shirt which I was instantly inspired by.

You’d think the ‘dress’ that I’m wearing is a one piece, right? No, it’s actually from two designers. The shirt is, as aforementioned, by Fade Arcade, whilst the skirt is one of my old favourites from a splendid little store called REMY, which has some absolutely must-have pieces for those of you who like to experiment with layering. I usually have many, many issues with layering mesh items, so I was happy that these meshed (excuse the pun) so nicely.

Make sure to head over to Fade’s store and browse his items, there are some gems that you’ll be glad to pick up.

P.S. – I’ve finally gotten around to fixing up my Facebook Page. It’s another way to keep up to date with what I’m doing. You can find it here.


Song of The Day

 

5 2 U

Makeup. Smoke and mirrors. Many of us use it every day to cover blemishes, or completely carve out a new facial structure with highlight and contour (I’m looking at you, Kim!) and we love it. It makes us feel good, and we exude confidence.

I often have people approach me to ask where my skin is from. The answer? It’s not ‘a’ skin. It’s makeup. I want to share with you the layers and 5 steps I take to get my look, due to how well received this tutorial was back in 2011 and on my now retired makeup-only blog, but this time I’m trading the crazy eyeliner and lipstick with a simple, cleaner look.

The fact is, without all of my makeups layers? I look completely different. Some may say I look better without them, some may like it with. It’s about bringing a further sense of uniqueness to your avatar, allowing you to further stand out from the crowd.

Tutorial Blog(CLICK TO MAKE ME BIGGER!)

With just 5, well 6, if you count the freckles as an extra step, makeup layers, I’ve completely morphed the shape of my face, keeping only the most important feature of the Kit skin visible which for me is the nose. Now we can apply this technique with varying degrees, but it all adds towards changing how we look. Ever wanted an eyebrow shape or a nose for your favourite skin but were disappointed with how it looked on your shape? Try this! Who knows, you may love it even more.


Song of The Day

When I’m working on my images, I usually pick on a style of music or an artist that channels what overall style I’m looking to achieve in the image(s). A friend suggested to me I try out a ‘song of the day’ in my posts, so let me know if you like it!

#1 – New Again

“Everything that is old becomes new again.”

I came across this quote earlier and it made me pause for a moment and think about what it actually meant to me, sparking the idea for this post today.

In our society we often shun the old for the new. In a world of gadgetry we crave that new fad until it’s lifespan comes to an end, leading the cycle to start again. This occurs in the Second Life fashion industry frequently, with creators releasing new items for seasonal events and arcades.

But what about those beautiful pieces tucked away in the deep, cobwebbed recesses of your inventory? You used to love them, so what happened? It got replaced.

The items in this post are a fusion of both new and old favourites of mine,  showcasing just how fantastic one can look without thinking, ‘I have nothing to wear’ all the time– come on now, we all do it!

Are you a person who loves their old collection of items? Do you only wear the newest pieces? Share your thoughts with me by adding a comment below.

PS. – The most important thing about this site is my readership’s experience, and so feedback on this first post, the look and setup of my blog or anything else you’d like to tell me about would be greatly appreciated. Please use the contact form below to inform me of your thoughts so I can keep generating the content that you want to see.


 


 

Autumn Ashdene

Hello everyone, and welcome to autumnashdene.wordpress.com, my own little slice of the internet that I am thrilled to present to you all today!

To those of you who may not know of me through my Flickr or Plurk, I have recently retired my two previous blogs, FACETOFACE (a SL makeup blog) & STATURE (a fashion blog) in favour of creating a brand new online presence that will contain all types of blogging and photography, whatever their angle may be.

First and foremost, I am a photographer. Posts on here may be anything from a simple photoshopped image of a client (or myself!) through to a brand new makeup tutorial following the success of my ‘6 Steps to Glam’ post back in 2011, and fashion posts. I do not have the budget to blog frequently about upcoming or current releases, and so many of the posts you see here will be a fusion of items both old and new.

Feel free to browse the links and pages that I have laid out for you to look at. You can find information on my photography services, links to my social media sites as well as information regarding review copies and FAQ.

For now, it’s been a pleasure to welcome you to my blog, and I hope that you enjoy what I have in store for you!

– Autumn Ashdene.