Closing Time

Me

It’s been three months since my last post and I’d like to say I feel bad about that, but I don’t. Over the past year, blogging and taking pictures (other than vendors) has taken a back seat as I have focused on growing my store and managing another. My creating has been a wonderful distraction this past year as I have been dealing with some heavy RL stuff. Mesh continues to challenge me and I have really enjoyed being on the creator side of things. You can blame Gos for pushing me so hard to learn ;)

Rather than have a random post being my final post, I wanted to end things right. Blogging opened up a whole new world of creativity and has introduced me to some absolutely amazing people who I am honored to call friends.

Thank you so much to all of my visitors over the past years. Especially if you’re reading now after several months of quiet! I hope that you have enjoyed the randomness as much as I have.

I also would like to thank all of the creators who have shared their talents with SL. Without their wonderful creations, I would never have had a reason to start blogging. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and in many cases, your friendship.

Simply Stylish will stay as-is, but will no longer be updated.  If you want to see what I’m up to in the future, check out my flickr or store blog.

To quote the song whose title I have used for this final post: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”.

<3 Cae

Ria

Ria

So excited that Belleza recently released the full line of Ria. She’s definitely one of my favorite faces! Available in 7 tones, Ria comes in 12 makeups with a variety of brow, cleavage, freckles, and lipgloss options.

Hair: Magika – Sudden
Skin: Belleza – Ria
Eyes: Ikon – Promise
Necklace: Cae – Charmed

Sylvia

Glam Affair's Sylvia
Glam Affair released the absolutely stunning Sylvia skin at this month’s Collabor88. I must admit that it’s my favorite Glam Affair skin to date. Nine choices of base skins with different color brows, one of which is browless so that you can wear one of the included eyebrow tatoo layers. Several nose, cheek, and lip options are also included. Add in the eight eye makeups and many lip glosses and you’ve got a gorgeous, completely customizable skin.

Hair: Truth – Esperanza
Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia
Eyes: Ikon – Promise
Necklace: Cae – Charmed

A new year

Cae - Jan 2014

I have been a horrible blogger. My three year blog anniversary has come and gone, as has my resolve to blog daily. Since July, RL has been kicking my ass with non-stop stress that really hasn’t let up and still has no end in sight. Creating in SL has been a fantastic distraction so that is where my SL time has been spent.

While I’ve been busy, so has the rest of the SL fashion world. Glam Affair continues to release new faces, each lovelier than the next. Mokatana was released at Collabor88 with 8 different makeups. Gaia from Truth’s most recent release has got to be my favorite hair at the moment. It’s sexy, tousled, I-just-got-out-of-bed hair and I just love it. Two versions of Gaia are included – one with a swoop of bang covering the eye, the other without. And what would my post be without a shameless plug for my own store.

Hair: Truth – Gaia
Skin: Glam Affair – Mokatana
Eyes: Ikon – Promise
Necklace: Cae – Charmed

 

Nina

Nina

Over a month since my last post. That may be a new record. Real life and keeping up with my SL store have been kicking my butt. I’m having a really difficult time getting inspired enough to post here, but new skins always seem to catch my attention and make me want to do a post. So… Belleza has released the lovely Nina skin. Nina is available in 7 skin tones and 12 makeup options. 6 eyebrow colors are included along with freckle and cleavage layers. If you purchase a line or fatpack you also get the pack of lip colors in matte and gloss.

Hair: Dura – Girl 51
Skin: Belleza – Nina
Eyes: Ikon – Perspective Eyes
Shirt: Erratic – Keira Shirt
Necklace: Cae – Charmed

Leila

Leila 1

After a few sneak previews of Leila at Collabor88 and TLC Boutique, Belleza’s full release of the lovely Leila will be available this weekend! Leila will be available in seven skin tones (pale, fair, medium, sunkissed, tan, deep tan, mocha) and twelve makeups. Each skin includes brows (dark, blonde, red), freckle, and cleavage layers. Available separately or included in the line or bundle are the tattoo layer lipsticks in matte and gloss.

Leila 2

The jewelry I’m wearing is part of my Murano set which is currently available at TLC Boutique.

Hair: Truth by Truth Hawks
Skin: Belleza by Shyla Diggs
Eyes: Ikon by Ikon Innovia
Top: Baiastice by Sissy Pesoa
Jewelry: Cae by Caelan Hancroft

Belleza @ September Collabor88

Belleza @ Collabor88

September’s Collabor88 just opened and one of the guests this month is Belleza. Four lovely makeups in four skin tones of their newest face, Leila.

Hair: Truth – Elaine by Truth Hawks
Skin: Belleza – Leila by Tricky Boucher @ Collabor88
Eyes: Ikon – Vanity Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Necklace: Cae – Charmed @ FaMESHed

August Belleza Best Buys

August Belleza Best Buys

It’s the first weekend of the month which means it’s time for Belleza Best Buys. This month there are only three skins for the ladies (but the men’s skins from last month are available for the guys). Three new makeups for the Ashley face, each at a special price for this weekend only.

Hair: Truth – Kimbra by Truth Hawks
Skin: Belleza – Ashley by Tricky Boucher
Eyes: Ikon – Destiny Eyes by Ikon Innovia

July Belleza Best Buys

July's Belleza Best Buys

For this month’s Best Buys, Belleza has the Ashley skin in three new makeups and three updated versions of the Ashton skin for the guys. Each skin’s 400L price is exclusive to this weekend.

Hair: Truth – Kerri 2 by Truth Hawks
Skin: Belleza – Ashley by Tricky Boucher
Eyes: Ikon – Ascension Eyes by Ikon Innovia
Jewelry: Cae – Solitary by Caelan Hancroft

Eva

Eva

On Saturday at 12 PM SLT, the Eva Slingback will make her debut at Gos Boutique. The latest shoe the star-studded lineup has a peep toe (my favorite) and some gorgeous ruched detailing on the vamp. Eva will be available in 8 colors – black satin, black leather, red satin, red leather, white satin, silver satin, gold, and champagne satin. Personally, silver and gold are my favorites but the red satin that I’ve shown here is up there with them. Eva uses the Colour+ technology and allows multiple colors of the shoe to be mixed and matched on six different parts of the shoe. They’re really a lot of fun to play with and a absolutely gorgeous shoe.