Friday, December 31, 2010

Farewell to 5th and Oxford

Hello darlings, Swirly here. Swirly was simply devastated to learn that Roslin and CJ are closing up shop - again! But it's good news for Swirly, with lots and lots of lovely bargains to be found. In fact, everything is only 50L darlings! Swirly took a trip to the grotty warehouse that is 5th & Oxford and snapped up some frilly knickers from Luxuria and some very pretty skins. Being a kind and generous soul, Swirly has taken some photos to share with you, her devoted readers.

Swirly took these photos using her new pose stand from Chanimations. Poor Swirly found herself without a pose stand after a tragic incident with some griefers, but Dakota Buck was kind enough to point Swirly in the right direction when she told her that the "Fetish Cabaret Wild Thing" is what all the top models are using these days. With seven poses for only 700L, Swirly is sure you'll agree it is fabulous. Thank you Dakota darling!



{Luxuria} Belinda - turquoise




{Luxuria} Cajsa - red




{Luxuria} Elle Playsuit - rose




{Luxuria} Alicia - blush



All knickers from Luxuria by 5th & Oxford
Shoes - Little Miss Maribou Mules from 5th & Oxford
Skins - Brooke Fair - Rebel Rebel from 5th & Oxford
Hair - Cinnamon - Bimbo Blondes from Lamb

Monday, September 20, 2010

Photo Editing for Fashion Bloggers 101 with Swirly

Hello darlings, Swirly here! As Second Life's number one fashion blogger for more years than she cares to remember, Swirly thought it was time to give something back to the little people. That's right, Swirly is going to share some of her most closely guarded fashion blogging secrets just with you!

Swirly knows you've all seen those other so called photo editing tutorials and is sure you'll agree - what are those girls smoking? Dodge and burn? Liquify? We want to make the pictures pretty darlings, not destroy them.

Here we have a snapshot straight out of Second Life. Yes, even with the ever radiant Swirly these pictures do look quite lackluster before we pretty them up, don't they? Let's do something about it.

Start by opening your picture in your favorite image editing software. Swirly recommends MS Paint. That's because it's made by Microsoft, so you just know you can rely on it to be the best quality software darlings. Try to stay awake for this bit, Swirly knows it's tedious. Now print the picture and close your image editor, you don't need it anymore dear.

Once you have printed your picture, you need to crop it. Use sharp scissors, and remember the "Rule of Thirds", which means you musn't crop more than one third of the picture away because it's quite wasteful. Think of the environment, and do recycle.

Now for the fun bit darlings, and where you can let your true talent shine through - editing the photo! You will need crayons in a wide range of colors, at least 8, or you risk your picture looking slightly unnatural. The best quality crayons come with a "tan" color for the skin tone, but pale pink mixed with white for highlights is a good second best darlings. Swirly recommends yellow for hair, but this may not work if you are not blond. Put lots of color into your picture and remove every hint of dullness.

Once you've finished editing your picture you will need to "scan" it to get it back on to your computer. Because this is very technical, Swirly recommends that you ask your husband to do it for you. Swirly always gets the nice boy at the copy shop to do it for her. And darlings, here is the stunning end result, that's all there is to it!


Skin - Tres Blah
Clothes - Pig
Hair - Bliss Couture and ZsaZsa's House of Beauty
Jewelry - Paper Couture
Lashes - Glow Studio

Saturday, September 18, 2010

RC Cluster Twisted Tongues for 50L Friday

Hello darlings, Swirly here. After her shopping spree at Paper Couture, Swirly had precisely 50L left to spend, so thank heavens for Fifty Linden Friday, an event that Swirly usually leaves to the proletariat. Whose ranks she unfortunately seems to have joined for the moment. Speaking of Fifty Linden Friday, what on earth is up with these designers these days? These girls are practically giving it away! Emma Gilmour, Autumn Hykova, Saeya Nyanda, Roslin Petion, Twiggy Whippet, Lamb Bellic, Launa Fauna, Antonia Marat, Redd Columbia, Shai Delacroix, Apatia Hammerer, Julliette Westerburg and the list goes on, all offering themselves up for next to nothing like street corner hookers for a dime bag. Keep yourselves nice girls, that is all Swirly has to say on the matter.

Now on to the fashion, as Swirly knows that's what you're all here for. The always clever and fabulous Redd Columbia of RC Cluster has released these must have Twisted Tongues for Fifty Linden Friday and Swirly just doesn't know how she lived in SL without them! There are so many to choose from, but Swirly lost count after two. Due to the nature of Fifty Linden Fridays, they'll only be out for another hour or so, so hurry and grab them now darlings!






Friday, September 17, 2010

Paper Couture Fall Collection

Hello darlings! Fashion Victim presents Swirly's annual blog post. What could be better than a new Paper Couture collection to bring Swirly out of hiding? Certainly not a grey t-shirt from Tiny Bird, but Swirly would rather not talk about that particularly traumatic incident right now. Now on with the hard hitting fashion journalism dears.

Paper Couture has lots of short frocks on offer this season to show off Swirly's lovely legs. Swirly bought quite a few as they represented a substantial linden dollar saving over the longer frocks. Sequin Jungle is simply perfect for those indecisive evenings when you can't quite make up your mind whether to head for the disco or go on safari. You know what Swirly's talking about, and you'll never need to worry about it again. Swirly squealed in delight when she saw the turban included with this outfit, as it meant she did not need to choose a hairstyle for this photo.


Swirly's favourite frock this season is the White Cheetah Mini. Darlings, if you take off the shrug, you get slutwear. Now Swirly is sure you weren't expecting that from Paper Couture. It looks like the Lu Sisters are finally marketing to wider audience. Pro tip - look out for "PC Inc" coming to a Tableau sim near you sometime next year. On to the Dead Man's Necklace, not only is it the closest Swirly has come to a man nuzzling her bosoms in many a year, it's also just the most fabulous piece of jewelry Swirly has ever seen and it also reminds her of the "artwork" her daddy used to hang on the walls at home until her mother came in screaming at him to take it all down because it wasn't hygienic.


The Spotted Suit belies its name, revealing itself to be a suit with spots. Swirly is most impressed with the size of the jewelry in this season's collection. The Sunrise Earrings are simply massive. What this photo does not show you is that due to their sheer enormity, the earrings are piercing into Swirly's cheeks, causing incredible pain. But its all worth it darlings. Never let him tell you that size doesn't matter. It most certainly does.


Seen by Moonlight just inspires Swirly to strike a dramatic pose. The long, sculpted cape trails after you seductively as you walk, but it's something you'll need to keep checking to make sure you haven't accidentally tucked it into the back of your knickers before you leave the ladies room. Swirly knows not everyone has class darlings. The Treasures Bib is a particularly striking piece, and just perfect for the messier eaters amongst you, though heaven knows how you'll get all that encrusted food out of the gems.


The Beaded Top Gown has so many hints of different color, it will match anything in your wardrobe. Swirly chose a random pair of shoes from her inventory to prove this - look, they match! Swirly just adores PC's Metal Headdress - it's sure to hide a multitude of sins, such as baldness.


The Infinite Rainbow dress reminds Swirly of a week long migraine she had back in the 80s, minus the pain of course, though perhaps with a hint of nausea remaining. The Simplicity Necklace sums up all that is the Lu Sisters - always understated, never pretentious.

And that is the collection for this season. Well at least, what Swirly could afford. Alas, to stay in sugar daddies, one must log on to SL *smooches*

Skin - Tres Blah Designers United Light Fatpack
Hair - Paper Couture, Bliss Couture
Poses - LAP, Del May, EverGlow
Lashes - Glow Studio
Shoes - Paper Couture, Armidi
Eyes - Don't ask, don't tell darling

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Fabulous!


Swirly saw the most fabulous gown and just had to share it with you all. Who needs aquariums darlings? A work of art! This stunning frock has fish, glow, and lots of bubbles, which are simply essential and really should be used more. Designers, take heed!

Grim Bros Grim Couture - Okeanos Maritime Gown
Clawtooth by Clawtooth - Kitten with a Whip Hair (Starlet Blonde)
TESLA - Vixen Desire Shoes in Cool Mint
&Bean - Lake Blue Pale Skin

*smooches*

Swirly

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hair Fair Treats from Tiny Bird!



Hello darlings, Swirly here! Are you all excited about Hair Fair? Swirly knows she is. So many fabulous designers releasing fabulous new wigs, Swirly is giddy with excitement! Swirly is particularly excited about Tiny Bird's new Hair Fair releases, even though she already has them of course. Tiny Bird designer Autumn Hykova is a well known Gorean slave girl, who manages to take a break from carrying water across the sim for long enough to create some simply marvelous hair. Good girl Autumn!



Swirly has been waiting simply forever for this hair to be released since she was teased with a preview a few weeks ago. You will have to wait a little longer darlings. Gattina is a formal updo that won't seem out of place at the most glamorous of events. Just look at those sparkling adornments darlings! Pure class!




Swirly is a stunning style inspired by none other than...... Swirly! Autumn is paying a hefty licensing fee for use of Swirly's name, of course. This is BIG hair darlings. You may wear it, but you'll never look as fabulous as Swirly.

Autumn has some other fabulous releases in store for Hair Fair. Swirly was going to blog them too then decided she really couldn't be bothered, so you'll just have to stop by the Tiny Bird booth to try them yourselves. See in you in six months darlings! *smooches*

Skin - The Light Anger Manic - &bean
Eyelashes - Sky Everett Designs
Bacon Wrap - Pig

Monday, January 26, 2009

Swirly's Blogger Homage

Hello darlings, Swirly here! Swirly saw the most fabulous blogger challenge on Winter Jefferson's blog In Cold Blood (dreadfully violent name dear). A week to acknowledge those bloggers you respect, and who have inspired you. Well, to be frank darlings, none of you overly inspire Swirly and she has no respect for any of you. But she does quite enjoy reading some of your little blogs, with their pretty pictures and what not. And it seems only right that Swirly participate in this challenge after Winter's lovely homage to her. So without further ado, here is a small tribute to some of you dear little bloggers.


Swirly always enjoys reading Gogo's posts at JuicyBomb for their healthy use of the colour pink. So many fabulous hair and skin reviews too, Gogo is quite the prolific blogger! Here is a lovely picture of Swirly inspired by Gogo. Now isn't that much nicer than an SL Secret darlings?



Another prolific blogger is Ana Lutetia. She does take a lovely picture and is always quick to share the latest fashion news with her readers. Ana can be seen updating her blog up to 30 times some days! One thing that Swirly loves about Ana is that the dear girl isn't afraid to eat, and you can see proof of this in some of her more recent blog posts. Although Ana's style is much more casual than Swirly's, she certainly shares her love of food. Here is Swirly's homage to Ana.



Photographing SL is a blog with lovely pictures and lots of bosoms. Swirly knows she will always find an outfit or two to buy as she peruses Photographing SL, even if only half of it is shown in the picture. Elysium Eilde is certainly very clever with the Photoshop. Swirly had to make do with MS Paint to create her homage to the bosoms of this fabulous blog.

There are so many more of you Swirly would love to have recognised in this blog post. But you know Swirly darlings, it's really just too much of a bother.

*smooches*

Swirly

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fabulous New Prosthetic Feet from Stiletto Moody!

Hello darlings, Swirly here! Did you know that Stiletto Moody was the FIRST person to introduce sculptie shoes to Second Life? Swirly didn't, and thought it was someone else entirely, until Stiletto herself set the record straight on that. Phew!

Now onto the review. Swirly was VERY excited about this new release from Stiletto that has not only been hailed as the greatest advancement in technology to ever hit the SL grid, but is also very reminiscent of Swirly's all time favourite television show!

Ahh Dexter! Luckily for those who have suffered similar fates to that pictured above, Stiletto Moody has come to the rescue with a range of divine prosthetic feet that even include shoes! Fortunately, Swirly has never suffered a mishap that has resulted in the loss of a precious foot, but she still couldn't resist purchasing one of these prosthetics for herself. Just look at them darlings!


These marvelous replacement feet and shoes look even better close up. Now bear in mind that you will need to adjust them yourself, but thanks to the technologically advanced menu system, it shouldn't take you more than a few hours to get a close approximation of your skin tone. After seven hours of blood, sweat and tears , Swirly decided that close enough was good enough. And here is the result, fabulous wouldn't you agree darlings?


Swirly noticed a slight gap at the ankle but has been assured that this is just an "invisiprim" issue and is nothing to worry about, her foot hasn't actually been severed. It's certainly not something that would put you off paying 1899L for a pair of these!


Swirly's favourite part of these fabulous feet is the succulent toes, such delicate little sausages. Swirly isn't sure if they are edible but will be sure to find out later when she procures the appropriate condiments. They certainly look tasty from here!


All in all, Swirly would have to agree that these new prosthetics are THE greatest thing to hit the SL grid, if not the world. As with all Stiletto Moody releases, they include bling AND that fabulous horse clomping sound to really set you apart from the crowd. Swirly highly recommends that you buy them, even if you aren't an amputee.

*smooches*

Swirly

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Public Service Announcement from Swirly

Hello darlings, Swirly here! Complaints have been received about some of Swirly's old posts dominating the various feeds. Swirly really wishes she could take responsibility for this but alas, this is only a Blogger glitch that is causing feeds to pick up numerous old posts from blogs hosted on Blogspot. The more intelligent amongst you may have observed that unfortunately this has happened with a number of lesser blogs, not just Swirly's.

So what is the solution to this dreadful problem? How can it be fixed so that Swirly's old posts dominate the feeds every single day, allowing you to enjoy a 100% Swirly fashion feed 24 / 7? Swirly is pleased to announce that she is currently in negotiations with Carissa Crimson to ensure that the Fashion Feed of SL only contains posts by Swirly. All blogs other than Fashion Victim will be removed from that feed in the near future. This will ensure that readers are only exposed to quality content i.e. beautiful pictures of Swirly. Negotiations will also occur with Tao to ensure that the Fashion World of SL feed is 100% Swirly. Swirly knows that you will all be very excited about these major changes to your favourite feeds, and looks forward to her continuing domination of the SL fashion scene.

*smooches*
Swirly

Friday, December 12, 2008

Swirly Introduces New "Pay Per Post" Review System at Fashion Victim


Hello darlings, Swirly here! Swirly is thrilled to announce the arrival of a new review system here at Fashion Victim - "Pay Per Post". Designed to meet the needs of discerning designers, "Pay Per Post" allows you to purchase Swirly's valuable time and talent to promote YOUR mediocre little store. Just check out Swirly's competitive rates and unparalleled service options and contact Swirly to purchase a quality, unbiased review of your store.

Base rate - 10 000L. Because Swirly won't get out of bed for less darlings ;)

You can then choose from the following affordable options for your review -

Negative review with unflattering pictures of your items - 5000L
Fawning review with pictures of Swirly looking stunning in your things - 10 000L
Name of designer and store spelled correctly - 5000L
SLURL to your store - 5000L
Timely review (within 1 month of request) - 25 000L
Nudity - 75 000L

All the big names are already signing up for this fabulous deal, so don't delay! Contact Swirly NOW to arrange your very own "Pay Per Post" review!

*smooches*
Swirly