383—So many hats…

October 9th, 2013

…and only one head!—Anonymous

I’m only showing you one color here, but the fat pack that is part of the Fatpack Week sale this week has 15 colors. This hat is called Dapper, the nickname my younger sister got when she was quite young.

Duck or Swan_007

The dress fat pack has four colors, and the skin comes with the body in its own fatpack. These represent just a few of fat packs that are available for sale at FatPack Week.

Duck or Swan_006

I found that I couldn’t resist showing this little avi—okay, not little by RL standards, but little by the SL standards I am used to. According to the Avatar ruler that I have, she is 5’7″ tall—that’s four inches taller than I am in RL. However, it’s 2’1″ shorter than my usual 7’8″ avatar. (Yes, I know I’m taller than the usual SL avatar, but unusual height is generally expected of a model.)

Duck or Swan_005

Duck or Swan_004

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—Dapper 13 (Available at FatPack Week)

Dress: LavandaChic—Dolly Dress (Sky) (Available at FatPack Week)

Skin & Body: DuCk or SwAn—Dora (Available at FatPack Week)

Hair: Dura—Boy 31 (Black) + hairbase (Black)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Poses: **taisaya AO** Main Store

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

 

382—A crown is merely a hat…

October 8th, 2013

…that lets the rain in. Frederick The Great

XH Pencil Hat

The theme this month at Fashion Limited is School, and since personal computers didn’t exist at the time I went to school, a pencil came immediately to mind. I’m not sure I have anything left of the mountains of work I did in school, but thanks to my grandmother, I have some copies of spelling tests my father wrote in pencil. He wasn’t a great speller way back in the 1930s, but I think he was a pretty darned good speller as an adult.

Of course, as I dressed for a photo, I needed something that looked like it might be worn in school by someone who would wear such an interesting hat, and I had seen this in a blog (wish I remembered which one). I found the store and finally settled on the one with the red blazer because red is my favorite color.

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—Pencil Hat (Limited to 50) (Available at Fashion Limited)

Outfit: monso—My School Look Blazer (Red)

Shoes with Socks: Just Design—Catty (Fat Pack)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Sunkissed DB)

Hair: booN—BNG331 hair (black) + gathered raised hairbase (black)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—Short Nails (Red)

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

 

381—Luxurious, flirty and at times a bit sexy….

September 26th, 2013

We’re out to prove a great hat can change your day.—Plaza Suite Hats

XH Hardesty Photo_004

What Xenobia Is Wearing

Hat: Xen’s Hats—XH Hardesty Fedora (Available at Soho Market)

Top: PURE—Long Top Hearts (Available at Soho Market)

Leggings: ISON—Leather Leggings (Tan)

Shoes: Loordes of London—Shalimar Boots (Grey) (Available at Soho Market)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Fair RB) + Jill Freckles Fair (Body + Face) + Lipstick (Brown)

Hair: [LeLutka]—POCAHONTAS hair + HAIRBASE (IrishRed)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Forever Summer Green)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—Acid Bronze

 

XH Yukon Beanie Photo_001

What Brice Is Wearing

Hat: Xen’s Hats—XH Yukon Cap Wine (Mesh) (Available at Soho Market)

Shirt: MM5 Rock!—Funny Colored Tank

Pants: Kauna—Jeans (Black)

Shoes: VG Shoes—TRAVELER BOOTS (unisex) (BLACK)

Skin: NIVARO—Vasean Skin (Summertone with Fullhair, Shaven, Bald)

Hair: Dura—Hairbase (Dark Brown)

Eyes: Amacci—Look Eyes (Coffee)

 

XH Lahoma Headband_001

What Xenobia Is Wearing

Hat: Xen’s Hats—XH Lahoma Headband (Available at Soho Market)

Dress: PURE—Ariel Dress (Rose) (Available at Soho Market)

Shoes: JD—Lux (Fatpack Leather)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Porcelain BLB) + Lipstick (Pink)

Hair: Dura—Girl 49 (Barley Corn)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Fae Eyes (Arctic Prince)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—Pinksunset

Other Credits

Poses: PosESioN

Models: Brice Underwood & Xenobia Foxclaw

Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

380—Women are vain…

September 18th, 2013

…They think they look better in hats—if they have any sense. —94-year-old Louisa Hagood

XH Holly Creek Cap_003

A typical hat a man might wear is made feminine with a matching bow. Fetching, don’t you think?

XH Holly Creek Cap_004

This hat, XH Holly Creek Hat, can now be found at the Pure Sales Room, as can the dress by GIULIADESIGN and the fingernails by Quintessencia.

Fotoscope (62, 119, 21)_001

I had a lot of fun taking these photos on-site at Fotoscope, an area made for photography. It was a lovely place and one I want to go back to.

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—XH Holly Creek Hat (Available at Pure Sales Room)

Dress: GIULIADESIGN—luda (Available at Pure Sales Room)

Shoes: Xo’—Boots Black Fashion (Available at Siria’s Fashion Room)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Sunkissed DB) & Red Lipstick

Hair: Dura—Boys & Girls 45(Black)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: Quintessencia – Nail 24 Model Square (Available at Pure Sales Room)

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

Location: Fotoscope—A Photography Paradise!

 

379—Fashion is a kind of communication…

September 17th, 2013

It’s a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself.—Anonymous

XH Wewoka_013

If you want to be a fashionista, you need hats. Here is a great one for your wardrobe—it’s an unexpected shape with a lovely gold texture.

XH Wewoka_005

You could wear this hat with a gown as I have here, or you could wear it with a swimsuit or a casual outfit with jeans. In any case, you will get noticed.

XH Wewoka_009

This hat can be found at Fashion Limited and, as the name implies, there is a limited number of hats that will be sold. There are only 50 hats to go around, and while it is at Fashion Limited, the price is only 100L. If there are any left in two weeks, it will move to my shop and the price will go up to 200L. Grab yours while there are some left at this special price.

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—Wewoka Gold (Available at Fashion Limited)

Dress: FineSmith—Bali Gown (White)

Jewelry: FineSmith—NOYA Earrings, Bracelet, Necklace & Ring (Diamond)

Shoes: N-core—ETOILE (Citron)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Fair RB CL) + Brown Eyeshadow, Brown Lipstick & Freckles Fair (Body + Face)

Hair: [LeLutka]—POCAHONTAS Hair (IrishRed)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Forever Morning Forest)

Eyelashes (Prim): Miamai—NoAlpha Lashes No. 6

Fingernails: FineSmith—Nails Shape 2 (Gold)

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

 

378—Women who love hats don’t get jealous…

September 9th, 2013

…It makes them happy to see a hat that looks good on someone else. Women who wear hats know who they are. (Anonymous)

I know who I am. I’m an SL hat designer who loves to explore Second Life. I’m always intrigued when I find elements that remind me of who or where I am. For example, this shot taken at ClevelandPlus (1) has a windmill that looks very much like the ones we have in our area in Real Life.

Xen at ClevelandPlus 3

Below is another example, also taken at the same location as above, this time with three birds circling over a building. At a distance, they appear to be sea gulls. I’ve seen sea gulls in my area in real—right across the street. But as for circling birds, I’m much more likely to see vultures. One time I saw vultures circling above the hospital. What was that all about?

Xen at ClevelandPlus 4

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—XH Bowlegs Cowboy Hat (Black) (Available at Soho Market.)

Outfit (Leggings, Henley, Jacket, Scarf, Boots, Handbag): Koko—Estate (Available at Soho Market.)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Sunkissed DB) + Dark Red Lipstick Tattoo

Hair: DURA—Boys & Girls 48 (Black)

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—ShortNails (Red)

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

Background: ClevelandPlus (1)

377 Whenever you wear your hat,…

September 9th, 2013

…your day will be special.” —Margo Nickel

Xenobia Painting_001

I thought I’d take some time today and paint. Of course, this is my first attempt at painting, so thank heavens for this painting prop from CAASH! that can be found at Soho Market right now. The prop includes paint brush, painting easel, paint palette (it magically appears when you select the pose you want), and two paint tattoos. (I’m not showing a shot that includes my feet because I have an unusually tall avi and my feet are through the floor. You can adjust the prop, but with my height, that looks a bit odd—yes, I tried it.)

Also available at the Soho Market is this cute cowboy hat from Xen’s Hats called Bowlegs in black (okay, it’s a soft black). The hat was named for Bowlegs, Oklahoma; it seemed like a great name for a cowboy hat. You can also buy this cute cropped shirt in several different versions. The shirt is from (lime).

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—Bowlegs (Black)  (Available at Soho Market)

Top: (lime)—Bright Candy Skull Crop Top (Available at Soho Market)

Jeans: .:Useful Things:.—Lazy Jeans (Black) (No longer available)

Shoes: JD (Just Design)—Lux (FatPack Leather)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Sunkissed DB)

Hair: TRUTH HAIR—Mina (LightBrowns05Fade)

Lip Gloss: blackLiquid Makeup—Barbie Bitch Sheer Shimer

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—Jade

Painting Prop with Pose, Paint Brush, & Face Tattoo: CAASH!—Painting Pose Prop #01  (Available at Soho Market)

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

Background: My apartment—If you would like specific information about the apartment or something else in the photo, please drop me a notecard.

376—Cock your hat…

September 8th, 2013

…angles are attitudes. Frank Sinatra

Xen's Hats at Pure Ad 2

You can find all of these hats and most of the outfits as well as Xen’s shape and skin above at the current PURE Sales Room event.

Xen's Hats at PURE

Poses: PosESioN

Models: Xenobia Foxclaw & Brice Underwood

Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

POST 375—”I’m from Oklahoma…

September 7th, 2013

…I mean, you can’t have good hair in Oklahoma. That’s why everyone wears hats. The wind just messes it up.” Ronnie Dunn

Gosh, I was born and raised in Oklahoma. Maybe that’s why I love hats so much both in Second Life and in First Life. Here is one of my newest hats, I call it Muldrow after a town in Oklahoma. (Most of my hats in recent months have been named for towns in Oklahoma—most of those are very small towns.)

XH Muldrow +_006

Muldrow has a velvet texture with a band and frill that have a glittery texture. I think they work well together. It’s a hat you could dress up or down. Here’s a link to a post MissEmma Ewing did with different styling of this hat. Muldrow is also available at the current PURE sales event. You can get it for only 75L—what a deal!

Here I’m wearing a top from Pure Perfection in the current round of releases at the PURE Sales Room as well as a skirt from a previous sales room.

XH Muldrow +_005

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hat: Xen’s Hats—Muldrow (Black) (Available at PURE Sales Room)

Top: PURE Perfection—Q Fever Crop Tank Top (White) (Available at PURE Sales Room)

Skirt: PURE Perfection—Tube Mini Skirt (Striped)

Jewelry: FineSmith—Playcube Ring (Texture-change)

Shoes: JD—Infra (Fat Pack)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Sunkissed DB)

Hair: booN—SCC334 hair blonde

Lip Gloss: blackLiquid Makeup—African Dream Sheer Shimer 1

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—Vintage Kiss

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

 

 

POST 374

August 28th, 2013

Dura Boys & Girls 47_001

Dura has a new hair out, Boys & Girls 47, and I love it! I am searching for RL photos of me because I know at some time I’ve worn my hair in this style. (Looks in RL mirror.) Oh, my gosh! That’s my current hairdo—no wonder I love it.

Dura Boys & Girls 47_002

I’ve complemented the shorts outfit I’m wearing with this terrific bracelet from FineSmith. I love this design and the flexibility of texture-change.

JD Jersey Satin

Just Design (JD) has recently come out with this new style of sandal. The one above is the satin texture. I always buy fat packs of his shoes because they are so easy to use. No extra feet to add, just slip these on, open the hud and change the foot color to match your skin. (Online feature lets you pick the skin designer and skin color that matches yours. If your designer isn’t there, you can choose from those available or use the in-word feature to match it.)

JD Jersey Knit

This photo shows the knit texture that I am also showing in black, although there are several different colors. (What was I thinking when I wore black again?)

JD Jersey Stripes

This is the striped texture that comes in several striped color combinations. These are so much fun to play with!

What Xenobia Is Wearing and Other Credits

Hair: DURA—Boys & Girls 47 (Black)

Jewelry: FineSmith—Rhonda Bracelet (Texture-change)

Shoes: JD—Jersey Satin (Fat Pack), Jersey Knit (Fat Pack), Jersey Striped (Fat Pack)

Blouse: MOLiCHiNO—Linney Halter Top (Black)

Shorts: SVART—Ren Shorts (White) (apparently no longer available)

Skin: Izzie’s—Jill Skin (Sunkissed DB) with Red Lipstick tattoo

Eyes: My Precious—Agnes Beaute Eyes (Smooth Coffee)

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Curl

Eyelashes (Prim): LeLutka—2011 Lashes Long

Eyelashes (Tattoo): [mock]—Priscilla Eyelashes [lash only] (black)

Fingernails: FineSmith—Short Nails (Red)

Poses: PosESioN

Model & Photographer: Xenobia Foxclaw

 

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