Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Warming my Tootsies

When I'm blogging there are usually two ways I look at things... Things that I have been sent by the designers I work for take priority, but sometimes I see myself in an outfit that I NEED to share because I really love it as an outfit. I guess these are when I work on something that is my own version of a look-of-the-day type post. I'm not good at straight up fashion photography, all my pictures need to tell a story for me to be able to enjoy them, and sometimes those look-of-the-day things are brought to life by the discovery of the perfect setting... 
Today's post is one of those things... 
I was looking through a collection of amazing location pictures on Flickr and stumbled across a location called I [SL] Amsterdam. It's BRILLIANT! A small location, granted, but it feels so like the Amsterdam that I live in, it's just like taking Rudh out into the City around my home. It's one of those places that it's creator - Inkie Loudwater - seems to have put a lot of thought and effort into making feel alive, and I cannot wait to see how things change with the seasons in this gorgeous place. No doubt I will find myself back here at certain points too!
This outfit though is one that I am LOVING... It's a simple outfit and yes in the snow it's funny to see Rudh in shorts and a T-Shirt, but that's the beauty of SL, you don't get cold LOL... The Top is from Pseudo at the current round of Kustom9 called "Knot the one". While I was at Kustom9, I had to try my luck for a pair of The Winter Boots from Juju, and luckily got a pair of gray leg warmers, that looked like I'd been able to pull my cold feet from these lovely shiny red boots and warm my toes by the fire... 
It was a perfect location to sit and warm my feet... Now all I need is a warm cup of Chocomel! 

What is she wearing;
Hat & Hair: Doe - Ruby in VI Gingers (Available until November 30th at The Gacha Garden
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Top: Pseudo - Knot the one Tee in Titt (Available until December 10th at Kustom9
Shorts: villena - Split Denim Shorts in Gray 
Socks: [Juju] - The Winter Leg Warmers in Grey (Available until December 10th at Kustom9

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Autumn Evenings

Flickr has now changed it's rules, I'm sure you may well have heard... No more than 30 groups for a non-Premium account to stop spam! Every day it seems like there is less and less reason to want to share my pictures that way, and I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking that way. I'm still having trouble in getting my safety levels altered - although I've done everything I can to have my safety level changed... Yet they come out with new rulings like this... Can't they fix what's broken first?! 
Still, I have things to share, and Flickr is the main platform for that still, so a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do... 
I fell in love with an outfit that I bought recently and went exploring to find somewhere pretty to take some pictures of myself wearing it... It's not something I'd usually wear, it's a little bit too girlie for my usual taste but when I tried it on at Collabor88 this month I NEEDED this outfit...
It's the Mock Turtle Neck Top and Pleated Skirt from Tres Blah at Collabor88 - available at the event until December 6th. I love black and white stripes - although the top comes in a range of colours not just stripy - but what surprised me most is that I chose to buy a red skirt. I don't normally buy red because of my hair colour, but it looks SO CUTE!!!
Now to juggle and see which groups I want to post it in... 

What is she wearing;
Hair & Scarf: Wasabi Pills - January Mesh Hair in Reds (Available until November 23rd at Uber)
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2
Top: Tres Blah - Mock Neck Top in Stripes (Available until December 6th at Collabor88)
Skirt: Tres Blah - Pleated Skirt in Burgundy (Available until December 6th at Collabor88)
Pose: {what next} - 'Let It Rain' Pose Set in Pose 5

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cleaning up the House

After the naughtiness of yesterday, it's time to tone it down a little... My inner bad girl has been subdued and is now back in her box, but it's definitely given me a little more of a spring in my step today hehe. 
Now I know Spring cleaning happens in the Spring, why else would it be Spring Cleaning?! Though Autumn is also a great time for cleaning up to prepare for the long Winter months... 
Rudh has just started moving into a new house in SL too... The Hobbit house was awesome but a little too big for her needs, so once the Halloween maze was gone, Rudh was able to focus on housing!!! This new house is perfect, I'm sure you'll see it once everything is ready... For now, decorating and cleaning go hand in hand... 
Ama has again proved very helpful when it comes to poses - though admittedly this one is a little more PG than the last one I used in yesterday's post - with this Clean Up pose, that comes as one of 4 from a set of different poses at 1940's Rewind
She also - while cleaning up some of her things to put out in the house - found an awesomely useful apron, that is just perfect for all kinds of different household chores from Tres Blah! It looks great with the Miss Chelsea Jeans. 
Not long though, she's just doing some final cleaning and soon she'll be ready to show off her new house!!! It's looking SO CUTE!!!! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Makena (Group Gift) 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Top & Apron: Tres Blah - Summer Fete Apron in Black 
Pants: miss chelsea - Judi Jeans in Faded 
Pose & Prop: Ama - Clean Up Pose Set (Available until November 28th at Rewind

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ROMP brings out the Naughties!

Since a long time now I've been focusing on character looks during the Halloween month, and then lots of pretties for Autumn too, but there is a side of me that is busting to get out... Sometimes she's allowed, others not, but I guess in light of the fact that one of SL's naughtiest shopping events has opened it's doors this week I might let her out to play on all her new goodies... and yes that's ON not with! 
I'm talking about my inner naughty girl... I always dress like a bit of a... well to put it in the term used by my hubby, a slut... Yet she's not always allowed out in such a public space as my blog LOL... ROMP changes things... Romp gives her a reason to be allowed out in public... Romp brings the bad girl out to play... 
This round of ROMP is as naughty as any other, but for some reason when she was allowed out to play the bad girl in me went at it whole heartedly... REALLY Naughty! 
It started when she opened some of the lovely things that she was sent by the awesome designers that she works for... 
Fapple made the most adorably warm and snuggly pet bed... You can see it in the background of this picture and it's the perfect place for a pet to hibernate away the winter months, while Master is out working... 
Violetility made a brand new chair for her Master to relax in front of the fire - although the Master doesn't really exist and Lilian's MAlt Otis actually got to enjoy a little online time hehe - that's complete with handy shelves for holding all his treats for a good - or bad - little pet... 
Although it was Ama that out did it's self in the making Rudh a naughty girl stakes, because not only did they create this amazing new "Ride It" Sybian, which she got far too excited over and needed a little putting back into her place. They also created these awesome Ruler Mark Tattoo layers, which as you could tell meant that Rudh was put into place with a ruler! 
Eventually though she was allowed to put on a bit of a show, testing her new sybian wearing some very gorgeous but naughty lingerie from Dirty Princess - that's also available at ROMP - which looks better from the front view and even has the option to wear covered, open or half covered bra cups! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: RunAway - Kimberly Hair in Reds 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Lingerie: Dirty Princess - The Sex Vixen Princess Lingerie in Navy (Available until November 24th at ROMP
Marks: Ama - Ruler Marks (Available until November 24th at ROMP
Stockings & Shoes: Reign - Classic Jane Heels and Stockings 
Pose & Prop: Ama - Ride it (Available until November 24th at ROMP
Arm Chair: Violetility - Pleasure Arm Chair (Available until November 24th at ROMP
Bed: Fapple- The little slave bed (Available until November 24th at ROMP
Building: Trompe Loeil - Amelie Cottage (Available until December 6th at Collabor88

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Titan of Greek Myth

High in the temples of Mount Olympus, home to the Gods and Goddess of Ancient Greece, if you look really carefully you may spot one of the titans... These beings share god-like powers of the original Gods of Greek mythology but are descendants rather the the original and more well known deities themselves...
These Titans are beautiful but dangerous, ethereal and powerful but in my case - considering how my usual life as Rudh is - possibly fairly dangerous?! For now though, let's just stick with beautiful... 
I know it's not Halloween anymore, but one thing I still love doing is coming up with random characters and their stories... I've been looking into the names of the Titans due to an avatar that I use for my work. I'm happy to say that my work avatar is named for intelligence and intellect, rather than destruction as in another case which makes me laugh out loud... 
Yet once again the outfit I put together took on a life of it's own as I began creating it... 
First of all, I fell in love with this gorgeous dress from Sweet Kajira as soon as I tried it on at We <3 RP, the softness that it has, the gemstone like colours, it was just WOW!! So hard to choose the colour I wanted! I could have had them all hehe... 
Although it wasn't until I was messing around trying things out to create a look, that I found this Greecian Titan coming to life... I had been going through some things I had waiting to blog and remembered these amazing wings from lassitude & ennui - which are the Seed of Inspiration at this month's round of The Gacha Garden. Accessories for this look were kept simple, and the location was a VERY lucky find - check out the Time Portal Roman Time Zone, yes I KNOW it's not Greek but they have a similar architecture kinda! - as was the pose I chose to use LOL... This pose is a NANTRA release, but I'll admit it's missing the props that are intended for use with it! To see this Autumn Waltz pose as it's intended, please imagine leaves, OR check it out at The Liaison Collaborative where it's on sale until November 30th! 
Titan Rudh may look ethereal but she's deadly... Don't believe me, wanna try and see?! 

What is she wearing;
Hair Accessory: ERSCH - Autumn Coronet in Gold (Available until November 30th at We <3 RP
Hair: Truth - Ophelia in Selection 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Choker: Euphorie - Seren Choker 
Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) - Finrod necklace in Silver Fireopal 
Wings: lassitude & ennui - Phoenix Gacha Items in Phoenix Wings SOI (Available until November 30th at The Gacha Garden
Dress: Sweet Kajira - Skadi in Green + Belt (Available until November 30th at We <3 RP
Pose: {NANTRA} - Autumn Waltz 1 (Available until November 30th at The Liaison Collaborative

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Sad Day in November

November 11th is a day of Remembrance in the UK, and it's a day that has always been important to me. Ever since I was little I've been surrounded by stories of memory, tales of heroism and selflessness and I've never been able to shake these thoughts from my mind, especially on a day like today. On the Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day, of the Eleventh Month each year, the UK remembers those that gave their lives fighting for the country, marked on the day that was the end of WWI, with the display of Poppies. Poppies are the flower of choice since they were what now grows over the sight of some of the most horrific front lines battle zones of the war. 
Growing up, and in my early career, I spent a lot of time with war veterans and heard some horrible, saddening and sometimes hopefully silly stories, that on days like today I like to look back on... Wearing a Poppy with Pride... 
It's a sad and humbling feeling, yet it's a sense of prosperity that the remembrance of these heroes that the uniting of the nation brings. 
The feeling of sadness though, as I guess I need to talk about shopping stuff here at some point, is brought to light due to some of the items that I am wearing today coming from the event that is Sad November - which opens later on today!! 
Although not clear, I have an amazing eye make-up called Gloomy on from Nightmare, which will be available at Sad November in just a few hours! I'm also wearing a nail release, which are also called Gloomy, from Nightmare too! Since the make- is not as clear as it deserve to be I have attached the original ad for the make- up by it's creator Asylum Miggins and strongly encourage you to go and check it out!! It's gorgeous and is definitely my new favourite eye make-up! 

What is she wearing; 
Hat & Hair: Doe - Ruby in VI Gingers (Available until November 30th at The Gacha Garden
Flower: TOPAZIA - Poppy Hat in Red 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Eyes: Izzie's - Lua Teary Eyes RARE 
Eye Make-Up: Nightmare - Gloomy Eyeshadow (Available until December 2nd at Sad November
Tears: Izzie's - Little Tears & LOGO Alex Tears Appliers 
Nails: Nightmare - Gloomy Nails (Available until December 2nd at Sad November
Top: miss chelsea - Judi Top in Green Plaid 
Pose: Signature Pose - Give Me Space 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Roller Disco Baby!

I've been covering the night shift at work now for some time, a couple of days a week... It's not a lot but it's enough to make me feel like a zombie the next day - which OK shouldn't be any different than normal for me but it feels much much worse when it's RL lol - although I learnt this week that it will come to an end and next week life goes back to normal. 
This means Rudh thinks that she can go out and party again... WOOT WOOT party time... Well that is until I fall asleep at the keyboard LOL... For now I'll let her enjoy herself just a little, at the Totally 80's club and roller disco!!! 
Posing like she was "Born to Roll" - thanks to a pose set released by NANTRA at the just past round of The Liaison Collaborative, and yes there is a new round I KNOW I'm a bit late with this one - but I still couldn't resist the pose and they will appear in the mainstore soon I'm sure! 
Now it sounds weird to admit but I put this outfit together because of this dark but gorgeous shade of lipstick that is part of the MM Full Lip Collection from Zombie Suicide - one of 9 different colour options for FULL sexy lips!!!
Once I had the lipstick though I needed to find things to wear with it that worked LOL... Starting from a lipstick is a crazy way of doing it but anyway... I remembered this amazeballs dress from Razor, that I picked up at the Day of the Dead event recently, and it seemed to work perfectly together with a Hazel wig from Wasabi Pills - which was a past FLF special colour release - and some pastel sunglasses from Suicidal Unborn... 
I was ready to roll around that Disco and strut my funky stuff!!! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Hazel 
Skin: Glam Affair - Seya in Europa 2 
Glasses: Suicidal Unborn - Pastel Sunglasses 
Lipstick: Zombie Suicide - MM Full Collection Lips 
Necklace: Izzie's - Camera Necklace in Gold Pink 
Dress: Razor - Moxie Dress in Illuminati 
Pose: {NANTRA} - Born to Roll 3