Monday, January 16, 2017

Swirly Does Bento

Hello darlings! You all know that Swirly believes that mesh heads are but a passing fad. But they are so popular and with the release of the new bento heads that all you girls are going crazy for, Swirly just thought it was time she gave them a proper review to answer the question on everyone's lips - can you wear a bento head and look like Swirly Cyclone? Of course Swirly would not be silly enough to waste her lindens buying silly mesh heads, so she sent her shape to a trusted shopaholic friend to undertake the testing for her. These are the results darlings.

First up is the very popular Simone by LeLutka. This is an extremely sophisticated looking bento head. Swirly does think it's very pretty. That's all well and good but can it stand up to the test of looking like Swirly? The answer is a resounding NO darlings.


Next we have Lara by Akeruka. Swirly had high hopes for Lara because she liked it very much. But no, just no darlings.


Swirly tried EVO'lution's Eve head, which is very pretty, such delicate features. But alas, it brought her only disappointment because it looks nothing like Swirly.


Genesis Labs' Eva is a fabulous head which unfortunately is not Omega compatible. It also looks nothing like Swirly.


And here we have CATWA's Catya, which Swirly is sure you'll agree is the closest match to the real Swirly. It could almost be her sister! Swirly won't be buying it as mesh heads are just a fad but she was impressed with how well it worked with her shape.


That's all from Swirly for now darlings. Smooches!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

One Bad Pixel

Hello darlings, Swirly here to show you some fabulous outfits from one her favourite stores, One Bad Pixel. This store is located inside Slink so most of the creations will work with your gorgeous Physique and Hourglass mesh bodies, but there are standard sizings as well. 

Babytux Dress worn with Slink Margot Ballet Slippers and Truth Sukie Hair

Cutout Mini Glitter worn with ChicChica Duda Lipstick Shoes and Lamb Bobbi Hair

Jersey Tank Dress worn with ChicChica Duda Lipstick Shoes and Truth Emika Hair

Cherry Cheong worn with Slink Siren Leather Heels and booN UKA687 Hair 

Glomesh Halter and Skinny Leathers worn with Slink Siren Leather Heels, booN KGI848 hair and (Yummy) Gold Spikes Jewelry Set.

Swirly is wearing skins and eyelashes from  ZsaZsa's House of Beauty and makeups from Pink Fuel and Cheap Makeup. Her Hourglass body is from Slink and her nails are from Flair.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bad Habits

Swirly found a lovely frock at Insanya that she just had to share with you all darlings. It's just the thing for those Sunday outings to church where you need to look your best!

:::insanya::: Cosplay - Nun @ insanya
[MODA] Venom Platform Boots @ [MODA] Designs
Slink Physique Hourglass Body @ Slink 
ZsaZsa's Makeup Gettin' Fishy -  Light Queen - Alaska @ ZsaZsa's House of Beauty
Pink Fuel Essential Lipsticks - Red @ Pink Fuel
Cheap Makeup- Gutter liner @ Cheap Makeup

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Swirly's 10th Rez Day

Hello darlings, Swirly here, and would you believe that it has almost been 10 years since she joined Second Life? Yes, Swirly is 10 tomorrow! Swirly had a little party all by herself to celebrate and she wore the most fabulous outfit that she has decided to share with you all here. Swirly expects to receive presents from you all very soon.

Outfit -

::KNOCKOUT::Briony Corset @ Knockout 
!gO! Flora Outfit Blush @ !gO!
Zibska Sitala Mask @ We Love Roleplay
ChicChica Duda Lipstick Shoes @ Chic Chica
{Letituier} Spring Hair @ {Letituier}
ZsaZsa's Makeup Gettin' Fishy -  Light Queen - Alaska @ ZsaZsa's House of Beauty
[PF] Glossy Pout Lipsticks - Pinks Pink Fuel
Slink Hourglass Body @ Slink

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Wedding

Hello darlings, Swirly here with some terribly exciting news. After a torrid relationship spanning many years, Swirly and Truth Hawks have finally tied the knot! The minute he heard Swirly was back in Second Life, he rushed to propose and knowing that he had everything Swirly looks for in a man (payment info used), Swirly rushed to accept. Swirly just couldn't wait to share with you what she wore for the big day. Of course, Truth couldn't attend the nuptials himself, he was far too busy, but Swirly and Truth are now partnered in SL, you can check for yourselves darlings.

Just Because - Kimbra Gown White @ Just Because
Truth Hair - Nayeli @ Truth
Astralia - Summer flowers Hat @ Astralia - Quinn.Platforms (Cloud) @
(Yummy) Bombshell Beads - Pearl @ (Yummy)
(NO) High Def Skins - Golden @ Nylon Outfitters
Cheap Makeup- Parisian Eyebrows dark brown @ Cheap Makeup
Cheap Makeup- Gutter liner @ Cheap Makeup
[PF] Glossy Pout Lipsticks @ Pink Fuel
Slink Hourglass Body @ Slink
{anc} Hatsuyume Peacocks @ {anc}

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Insanya and New Truth Hair

Hello darlings, Swirly here with some lovely clothes from Insanya that are perfect for every occasion. And just look at this pretty new hair from Truth, the clever boy. Swirly looks just like a pussy cat!

Swirly in Insayna

:::insanya::: BeltSkirt - Lust @ insanya
:::insanya::: Mesh Thong @ insanya
:::insanya::: Overbust Corset - Solid Black @ insayna
[MODA] Sakari Strapped Boots @ [MODA] Designs
Truth Hair Loni Light Blondes with headband @ The Fantasy Collective
Slink Physique Hourglass Body @ Slink 
ZsaZsa's Makeup Gettin' Fishy -  Light Queen - Alaska @ ZsaZsa's House of Beauty
Pink Fuel Essential Lipsticks - Red @ Pink Fuel
Fiat Lux -Eyeliner 3 types @ Marketplace
Eye shadow made for Swirly

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