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Getting Clingy

Every once and a while, it’s okay to get a little clingy.

Clinging

(I think I’m so clever. – Well, as long as someone does, right?) Anyway, the time-sensitive bits are these: the dress that is part of La Venta Eventa (so is only up until Sunday night), and the skin (RFL donation item). RFL is coming to an end this weekend, so go pick up this beautiful skin in support of great cause.

More pics on my Flickr.

Styling Credits
Dress: The Plastik – Lattice (CandySteel; La Venta item)
Shoes: epoque – Revolution Pumps (Floral; Seasons Hunt item)
Hair: Magika – Luna (Roots)
Skin: The Plastik – Ataciara Gypsy (Lilium; RFL item)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Rain at the Beach

Pose/Room: Baffle! (pose included in room prop)



Tennis Anyone?

It is seriously embarrassing when you’re all ready to go, you’ve got your game face on…

Game Face

and you find out you’re on a football pitch, not a tennis court.

Le Sigh

*sigh* At least the outfit is cute?

You Sure..

Part of a series – and 52 weeks of color (white – obviously).  More pics on Flickr.

Styling Credits (links back at my blog on Locations page)
Top: Scribble – Opposites Attract (White)
Skirt: Sh*t Happens – Ruffley Skirt (White)
Shoes: INDI Designs – Oliveri Sneaker (White)
Skin: League – Sia Natural (Pale)
Hair: Magika – Nayla
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Fashion for Life Amber

Poses: Del May and Diesel Works


Fashion for life finds…

It is the last day of the Fashion for Life event, so if there are any last minute items you want to pick up, now is the time to do it.

I picked up a bunch of stuff this year, and have littered my Flickr with pictures of my finds.

Some are exclusives like the Purple Moon Marilyn gown in burgundy, the Zaara dress below, and the Poetic Colors eyes (they are so beautiful) – and others are like this dress fromBOOM which is a standard, but with proceeds going toward a great cause – and one very close to my heart.

Zaara Relay Not so preppy argyle

Luckily, while Fashion for Life is ending today, the Relay for Life season does not end for a while – so there is still plenty of time to contribute.

Styling Credits (links will be added when I can actually get through to my blog and don’t have to post directly from Flickr!)

Zaara
Dress: Zaara – Svara Wrap Dress (Nude; Fashion for Life item)
Shoes: elikatira – Move Pumps (Near Black; Fashion for Life item)
Skin: The Plastik – Ataciara Lilium Smudge (RFL item)
Hair: Magika – Tess
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Fashion for Life (Emerald)
Pose: Posies

BOOM
Dress: BOOM – Argyle Mini-Dress (Teal; Fashion for Life item)
Socks: BOOM – Folded Wool Socks (Teal)
Shoes: UBU – Lo Tops
Hair: elikatira – Just (Red 05)
Skin: The Plastik – Ataciara Gypsy (Melody tone; makeup in all standard tones is RFL item)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Fashion for Life (Cosmic)
Pose: SLC


I think I’m ready to go…

And you say I'm never ready...

If you want me to stop playing model and finish getting ready, maybe you should stop taking my picture!

Styling Credits
Bodysuit: Pacadi – Aditi Bodysuit (Cherry)
Top: Pacadi – Naala Dress Top (Cherry)
Skin: Lelutka – Gem Makeup 08 (Pearl)
Hair: Magika – CL (Blondes)
Lipstick: Lelutka – Gem Lipstick (Clandestine Pearl)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Rebirth Eyes (Frost Columns)

Poses: Exposeur, don’t freak out (dfo)
Pose set (apartment interior): MudHoney

More pics on my Flickr.


Where did August go?

No, seriously… where did it go?  Because the last time I checked, it had just started and I was all ready to have a somewhat relaxing month – and then I woke up and remembered I still had to go to work.  Man, if I didn’t have bills… or a serious addiction to really cool SL stuff…

Anyway, since today is the last day of August, it’s the last day of the Platinum Hunt – you know, the one I told you about before?  And totally meant to write more about, but August ran past me like a toddler with with a contraband cookie. Right, so, since it’s the last day of the hunt, I thought I’d taunt show you some (more) of the goodies that you can pick up for 10L each until the end of the day today (in case you haven’t already).

Ha! Platinum Platinum Acid & Mala
The hunt items are the Mustache Pearls from Ha! (comes with a scripted version to where the mustache wiggles – it’s awesome!) and Messed Memory Wired Set from Acid & Mala (just beautiful detail).

Platinum and Escher Reale Platinum Platinum Berries Platinum Deviance Platinum SLink, Blitzed & dekade Platinum Rockberry, Magika and Just Me
The hunt items in these pics are the Acid & Mala set again; the dress from *Reale* (Holds up to rezzing, and dancing – I tested it!); the top from Berries Inc.; the Enchantress set from Deviance/Rockberry Kalista skin; the sunglasses from Blitzed/jacket from SLink/skin from [dekade]; the skin from Rockberry/top from *Just Me*/hair from Magika. More pics (including some stuff from the hunt not covered here) on my Flickr.

All of these items are incredible and showcase some of the best designers/creators out there.  As an aside, I have to point out something that I love about the Berries Inc shirt.  I love how the artwork on the system shirt and the prim are continuous (depending on whether or not I’ve messed it up with a pose).  LOVE IT.  It shows an incredible attention to detail, something I appreciate, but totally don’t have the patience to do for myself (which just makes me appreciate it more).

Styling credits:
Italicized items are from the Platinum Hunt.

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Platinum Hunting – Skins!

If you’re reading this, chances are you have also read about the Platinum Hunt once or twice already.  So, you probably have also seen some of the great prizes offered, and you’re probably jumping all over doing this hunt even through any lag that might come up.  (My apologies, I haven’t fought the lag, I was lucky enough to be included in the blogger’s preview, which I really really appreciate and not just because I’m not the best hunter on the grid.)

I have a confession, which really isn’t much of a surprise, I’m a skin junkie and if I can get my fix from creators/styles that are new to me, that’s even better (more to keep checking out down the road.)  Generally, I like my skins on the pale side, with a healthy dose of freckles, but I will make an exception if I love the nose, or if the colors are great, or something like that.  This hunt has 9 female skins (from Ispachi, Candydoll, Mons, Rockberry, Mynerva, dekade, Glam Affair, Heartsick, and slutcookie) and 1 male skin (from Ispachi), all of which are very well done.  I’ve taken pics of 6 of them to give you an idea of what you can find.  I know, for myself, after trying these on I went to pick up demos of the full lines in some of the stores I hadn’t been to before.

Platinum Candydoll Platinum Ispachi Glam Affair Goes Platinum Platinum Mynerva and Magika Platinum Rockberry and Magika Going Platinum - SLink and Dekade

In order, from the top (since the row cuts are different based on where you are reading this) the skins shown are from: Candydoll, Ispachi, Glam Affair, Mynerva, Rockberry and dekade.  In the Mynerva and Rockberry pics you can also see the beautiful Diamond hair in Wild Pink and Platinum (respectively) – the fatpack of this hair is the hunt prize at Magika!

With so many great designers involved in this hunt, it is one that has been on my to-do list since I first heard about it, and I’m so excited about the prizes to be found! I’m equally as excited to show them here.  No, I won’t be showing each and every thing in the hunt, but a pretty sizable sampling (and more can always be found on my Flickr).  Each prize is 10L, and well worth it (my opinion, but since this is my blog, my opinion is the one that matters mwahahaha…ahem…sorry, I’m better now).

Happy hunting!

Styling Credits (in order of photos)
Items with “*” are hunt prizes.
Sorry, store links do not link to hunt prize locations.
Clothing credits included if the clothing item is visible.

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Blogger Challenge 3: Relationships in SL

As I’m sure you’ve seen on the feeds already, todays topic for the Blogger Challenge is relationships in Second Life(tm): are they hard to find? would you meet in the physical world? if you did meet in the physical world, would it change your SL relationship?

For this, I’m bringing back my old friend from around Easter. We just met and he’s getting all hands-y. (It’s a word! Sort of. You get what I mean.) Handsome, isn’t he?

Easter 3

From what I’ve seen, it’s easy to form relationships in SL, it’s just not easy to form quality relationships. If you’re looking for a quick way to cyber, there’s lots of places to find people who are looking for the same; if you’re looking for a solid relationship with emotional and psychological connection, it’s more difficult. Of course, I don’t think it’s any easier in the physical world.

So, if this handsome fellow and I had lasted, and had come to mean the world to me in SL, I love spending time with him, I’ve talked to him on voice about anything and everything, I know he’s who he says he is – as much as I can in a virtual world – and we’re totally committed to each other.  We want to take this into the physical world, the one I can’t log out of.   I don’t know if I would ever meet him. I hate to say “no, I would never do that,” but I do have all the concerns of anyone meeting someone from the internet.  There’s only so much I can know about him because online, but we’re in lurve and I want to spend the rest of my life with him, so I’d at least consider taking that chance.

That being said, if we did meet in the physical world, I think it would have to change our SL relationship. There is something about being able to picture someone’s face when they smile, or the way that their face expresses their emotions that inherently changes the relationship between two people – makes it more “real.”

I should mention that it is not my intention, in any way, to diminish what people who do have a SL relationship feel.  I know several people who have met the loves of their life online, be it in-world or elsewhere, and I’m happy for them. Everyone deserves to be happy.

Style Notes:

Hair: Magika – Jackie (Golden)
Skin: [ATOMIC] – Bunny Skin (Porcelain); April Group Gift
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Spring Meadow (Freebie)
Top: [ATOMIC] – Cropped Bunny Hoody (Powder Blue); Stumblebum week of April 3rd
Jeans: Fri.day – Low Rise Jeans (Regular)
Pose Prop: Curvature – My Best Friend Bunny Pose Prop (Free Edition)


Blogger Challenge (and Beautiful Baiastice)

Fair warning: this is going to be longer than usual.

I thought it would be fun, and motivating (aka – getting me off my lazy blogger seat), to participate in Alicia Chenaux’s blogger challenge this week.  Today is: Why did you become a blogger? How has it enriched your life?

I became a blogger because… (I feel like I’m back in school answering essay questions.  I’ve never been able to respond to a writing prompt in any other way, so it isn’t intended sarcastically toward anyone but myself for not being creative enough to think of a different way to phrase things.)
Okay, trying again: I became a blogger because I wanted to make my real life friends jealous, and I wanted to intice them to come play with me in Second Life ™.  I know they would love it, but they’re lazy losers.  Why am I friends with them if they’re lazy losers?  Because I love them, they’re my squishies and I shall call them squishies!  (And other things, but mostly squishies.)  Also, I was started to get bored in SL, and I was tired of taking pictures and sending them around to my friends by e-mail – so, they suggested that I blog my pictures (not only would it give  my pics a bit of direction, but also I would just have to send around a link instead of files.

Speaking of doing just that – I saw this dress from Baiastice at The Dressing Room (Blue) and immediately  thought of one of my two favorite people in the world.  See, she has a particular shade of blue that is her blue, so I tried to keep her in mind while I put this outfit together. This superheroine in a blue dress is for you G (I made her as blonde as I could)!

Baiastice - The Dressing Room (Blue)

I think the most enriching part of blogging that I have found is how jealous it makes my RL friends of all the awesome stuff I find.  (They’re lazy losers, I can make them jealous, it’s ok.) It has also given me an outlet to share what I enjoy (SL, shopping and styling) with other people (anyone who I make read this).  Oh, and I don’t have to spend nearly as much time being all “come look at the cool thing I put together on my computer screen!”

In honor of that, one more pic of that dress, with the slimmer skirt – I had to use this pose because it’s called “cartoon birds braided your hair this morning” from dfo! G’s favorite princess is Cinderella, so I thought it was appropriate. (I lurve you, G! And I promise to someday do Cinderella justice!)

Baiastice - The Dressing Room (Blue)

On a more serious note, blogging as also given me an opportunity to interact with very talented and creative designers in Second Life, as well as brought me greater awareness of the possibilities of SL as a whole since I expanded my blog reading once I started writing – and that is something for which I cannot express my gratitude enough.

Style Notes:

Dress: Baiastice – Maya (Blue, at The Dressing Room Blue)
Shoes: Pixel Mode – Baby T’s Plain (Black)
Hair: Magika – Tuesday (Dirty Blonde)
Skin: League – Taylor Twilight (Pale)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Moist Eye (Poetic)

Pose: C’est Moi, don’t freak out! (dfo)


Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!

Doesn’t he look like he’s getting a little fresh? Hmm… seems like that’s what bunny best friends are for while we are out for a little walk.

Style Notes:

Hair: Magika – Jackie (Golden); 50% off sale until April 5th
Skin: [ATOMIC] – Bunny Skin (Porcelain); April Group Gift
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Spring Meadow (Freebie)
Top: [ATOMIC] – Cropped Bunny Hoody (Powder Blue); Stumblebum week of April 3rd
Jeans: Fri.day – Low Rise Jeans (Regular)
Pose Prop: Curvature – My Best Friend Bunny Pose Prop (Free Edition)