Black & White Challenge

So yesterday when I was perusing other blogs in search of feldgrau posts to perv, I came to No Rainey Days by Rainey Manx and a beautiful black and white pic of her. The gorgeous image was made for a Black & White Challenge thrown down by Maci Restless of I’m always up for a new challenge to stretch my PS and photography skills. Since I posed with Kaiden for her challenge photo, I asked her to take my picture for my (slightly more clothed) take.

Thank you for this challenge Maci!

❤ Ayako

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sybille 2 – Cinnamon
Skin: LAQ – Susan – Fair 08
Nails: Pixel Mode – Sculpted Nails – Gloss
Corset: [Aura]  – Grimm Corset – Black
Panties: Blacklace – Delectable – Vintage Cream Lace Panties
Bracelets: {Zaara} – Patra Silver Bracelet
Boots: REDGRAVE  – Bonnie Boots – Night
Pose: Posies


52 Weeks of Color – Russet & Feldgrau

Punching out two colors in one post since I’m a week behind. My RL tends to get super hectic this time of year.

Russet is so beautiful and perfect for the upcoming fall. I love that it ranges from deep reddish to more brownish. And Feldgrau…. well…….yeah.According to Wikipedia it’s a light grey-green, the same color as the German army’s field uniforms in WWI. I would never have guess that in a million years. The things you learn! I suppose that’s why it’s called a challenge right? You stretch your knowledge of history not just your color palette.

 ❤ Ayako 

Hair: [e] – Flattery – Red 04
Skin: LAQ
– Maria – Peach 2
Lip Gloss: [Mock] Cosmetics – Sweet Coral Lipstain
Tank: JANE – Intrinsic Tank – Cream
Sweater: JANE
– V Neck Sweater – Ziggies – Brown
Shorts: {Zaara} – Denim Shorts – Indigo
Shoes: *BOOM* – Deck Shoes – Nautical
Pose: Posies

Hair: [e] – Never – Brown 05
Skin: LAQ
– Maria – Peach 2
Dress: coldLogic – Gellar -Sage
Shoes: Maitreya
– Flip Flops – Lucid
Pose: Del May

Be Free

The Vintage Fair is still going strong and there are still roughly two weeks left to shop. Such a relief to me since  money has been tight lately and I haven’t been able to SL shop much. (The horrors I know. lol.)

My top is from, Auxillary, the new brain child of Tyr Rozenblum & Crushed Clarity. In case you haven’t already heard, they’re merging their two brands together to create even more awesomeness. Yay! I’ve been a fan of Tyr’s creations ever since I discovered Grixdale 2 years ago.

And of course the darling pose from Baffle! is also available at the Vintage Fair. It really worked with this whole funky, flower child vibe I wanted for this picture.

Okay done gushing now. If you haven’t made it to Vintage Fair yet then go! If you have, go again! lol. There’s plenty more to discover!

❤ Ayako

Hair: [e] – Over Mesh Hair – Red 06
Skin: Al Vulo! – Baba 2 – Natural Reddish (past group gift)
Top: Auxillary – Vintage Tube Top – Clover (available at  Vintage Fair)
Jeans: Aura –
Class Act Jeans – Blue – Patch 1
Shoes: Maitreya – Flip Flops – Lucid
Pose: Baffle! (available at Vintage Fair)

52 Weeks of Color – #33 Tyrian Purple

Yay for a color I know! This week was a girl’s night out in Tyrian Purple! It’s been such a long time since I hung out with Kaiden or done pics with her so we combined our hang time with the color challenge and voila! Two sexy ladies in purple. I picked the wardrobe and she took the pictures (since my poor pc will not do fabulous shadows). Sexy, outfits, mood lighting, and great music = so much fun! Note that I left out the pics from the club. Nuff said :p

❤ ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Chalice – Auburn
Skin: LAQ
– Susan – Fair 02
Necklace: CoLLisions – Vanessa’s Blossom II* available at Vintage Fair 2012
Dress: ~Sassy!
– Sugar Dress – Violet
Shoes: Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Plain – Purple
Poses: skin&bones, Essential Soul

Sleeping Koala’s does the 60’s

I’ve finally made my way around to all the Vintage Fair things I’ve both bought and received. The first thing that struck me was this fabulous go-go dress from Sleeping Koala. Now I’m not normally big on the post-50’s styles (unless it’s the 80’s) but this dress almost begged to be worn. My BAX boots are as close as I can get to wearing actual go-go boots and the bangs on this Wasabi Pills hair seemed somewhat 1960’s-ish. Sadly it covers the Maxi Gossmaer earrings I bought to go with the dress. And thanks to plurk, someone directed me to a Go-Go club in SL where I had a little fun with my vintage look. More vintage fun to come!

❤ Aya

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Kumi Mesh Hair – Pancake
Skin: :TULI: – Zoe – Fair 02 – Purity
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer
– 60’s Gogo Disks – Black & White
Dress: Sleeping Koala – My 60’s Block Minidress – Blue  Vintage Fair 2012
Boots: BAX – Prestige Boots – Black Leather
Animation: Sine Wave Dance – Breathless

52 Weeks of Color – #32 Jonquil

It’s crazy how far into the color challenge we are! The year is more than half over! *sniffles a little* I had to think about this week. Jonquil sounded vaguely familiar but I couldn’t place it. I never would have guessed it was a yellow until now.

I found this gorgeous new top from {Zaara} that’s partial mesh and the color is perfect for this week. Hoping now that we don’t have canary as a color. Eek. I’ m super excited for the purple next week. It’s actually a color that I’ve heard of! Hooray!

❤ Aya

Hair: [e] – Abbey – Red 04
Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes – Light Leaf
Skin: LAQ – Maria – Peach
Top: {Zaara} – Nina Tube Top – Canary
Skirt: JANE
– Chloe Denim Mini – Indigo
Pose: aDORKable Poses