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Blue Daisies

Blue daisies are my favorite flower…

Blue Daisy Chains

What are yours?

Styling Credits:
Sky blue for the 52 weeks of color challenge. Lots more pics on my Flickr.
Outfit/Anklets/Cirlet: Evie’s Closet – Ariel (Blue)
Feet: SLink – Jolie Pied Barefoot Medium
Skin: Redgrave – Avie Faery (12b)
Hair: elikatira – Just (Red 05)
Eyes: Plastik – OniCollection (Pan Cloudless)
Eyelashes: Tiny Bird – Natural Lashes

Flowers are the Welcome Flowers from the Fantasy Faire!

Pose: Posies (from Archane Fantasy pack at the Fantasy Faire).
Find Posies animations in the Sea of Mer sim at the Fantasy Faire, which closes tomorrow. I will add main store slurls after the Faire closes!


Halloween at the Plastik!!

When I joined Second Life last year, it was the creativity that I saw in the Fall that made me stay. So many incredible creators that are so vastly different, which gives all of us consumers just that many more ways we can choose to express ourselves as well. Personally, I’m a consumer because I have no talent for creation, but I like to put things together and play around with what other people do. Nothing is limited. Sure, the season you are in probably influences your choices (if you’re into fashion), but dressing up or trying something different isn’t limited to fancy dress parties or any particular day of the year. My next couple of posts are going to show off some of the different things that I have found recently, (yes, that is the point of this blog, so I am being redundant) but fair warning – some of them are likely to be Halloween related for right now. Well, the special items that are out and available for Halloween provided I get to posting in time. (I’m hoping to get more than one done a day.) Then, back to “look at all the cool stuff I found today!”

Anyone who has checked out this blog knows that I’m a HUGE fan of Aikea Rieko, the designer behind the Plastik. So, when I saw her Halloween collection, I knew I had to get my sick self off the couch and in front of a computer (and spend several days making sure I get decent pictures)! Here are some of what she created for 2010 – I’ve barely scratched the surface here, but… there are more pics of her awesome stuff on my Flickr. (You’ll also find full body pics of the skins so you can see the awesome bones/muscles and spiderweb designs.)

Plastik Halloween Widow Plastik Halloween Porcelain Plastik Halloween Otherworldly

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Summer of Love… coming to an end

Summer always flies by with day when everything is a little more relaxed and nights a little longer than normal.  Every June, when I was still in school, I always thought the Summer would stretch on forever, but come the end of August, I always felt like I blinked and it was over.  Now that I’m working, I feel that way about most time in general, but the Summer slowdown in particular – that special time when not everything is a rush, it never lasts, darnit!

The same thing goes for the Summer of Love Fair, which ends on August 8th.  So many talented designers are participating and have put out great finds (and some deals!) – a few of which are exclusive to the fair.  My favorites? Check out the pictures below:

TART Bree SOL Alexohol Fashions - Country Time (All Star) SOL

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I will continue to repeat myself (I tend to do that, my apologies now), but one of the big reasons I fall in love with an outfit is versatility – either in styling or use of the individual pieces.

SOL Plastik - Vintage SOL Plastik - Denali SOL Plastik - Floratia Intrigue - I'm a Maze(d) SOL Relentless Couture SOL

More pictures can be found on my Flickr with full styling credits.

As I’m sure you’ve seen, the point of this fair is to raise awareness for mental health issues, which a lot of people are affected by, and all of us encounter in one way or another in our lives.  I’m not going to get into any of the politics behind the quantity of information supplied (I get enough of that at work, thanks), but I do want to point out one thing – with all of the participation and interest, what I see is a group of people who are trying to say that if you have an issue and you need help, you are not alone.

Styling Credits*:
*For items found at the Summer of Love Fair, please use this link to the fair location since they are not all found at their main stores.  If you like the style of the items and want to check out the main stores, links can be found on https://daybreakvesuvino.wordpress.com/second-lifetm-locations/.  (Items not found at the fair are linked as usual.)

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Taste of a Game (and Taste of Second Life)

Congratulations, Spain! That was an incredible match, and an amazing end to a crazy World Cup.

I’ve been reminded of three critical things over the last several weeks: insanity is most clearly seen on the thick of things, you only need one more goal to win and leadership is key. Also, I was right – this was a World Cup of keepers, especially Iker Casillas who really is almost supernatural. [And Holland plays brutal football…I had thought that was just against Portugal…perhaps they thought they were playing Australian rules?]

Taste of Second Life (TOSL) this week is a tribute to The Beautiful Game, and the favorite games of the designers. The link will take you to the TOSL blog with more information on what everyone has available this weekend. Alexohol Fashions, one of my favorite designers of fan gear (as you have seen before), has put together a sexy fan kit for 14 countries. Each set is 75L for this weekend. Here are some of my favorites:

Country Time - Spain Country Time - England Country Time - Germany Country Time - Australia

Check out how the background only rezzes half of the time!  Textures have been rebaking constantly for me and it took me forever to get any clear pictures – fun times!

Style Notes:
Top/Shorts/Socks: Alexohol Fashions – Country Time for TOSL R
Shoes: Redgrave – Striped Sneakers (Black)

Skin: ATOMIC – Baily Vintage 1 (Cream)
Hair: TRUTH– Lulu (Copper)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Moist Eye (Sunrise: all except Spain pic); Frozen Eye (Pink Panda: Spain pic)

Pose: Diesel Works


As Promised… (for Germany)

I promised a friend of mine that I would post a German fan look based a little bet I lost. I admit, I took my time getting this done. Not because I have anything against the German squad, they’re actually my second favorites. However, seeing as how they knocked out my first love (England), I dragged my feet a little. Even though Lahm et al were the clearly superior squad on that day, it was disappointing.

So, in honor of my bet:

WC Germany

That’s how I felt at the end result of the match between Germany and Spain…followed quickly by…

WC Germany

It was one of those situations where you’re surprised, but not at the same time. I had thought that the game would come down to defense and, ultimately, the keepers – and, Iker Casillas is brilliant. Neuer is great, but Casillas… I don’t know if there is anyone better. Still, the result left a lot of people feeling like this:

WC Germany

On a note regarding the awesome outfit I have here, the jersey is from Alexohol Fashions, like my England jersey is – as always, the quality is excellent, and I really do love the attention to detail. Also, how cute are the flags? They’re on a tattoo layer from ::Iren:: (they also come as a prim attachment if you’re not using a viewer with tattoo layers). ::Iren:: also has these for other nations as well and they were free when I picked them up a week or so ago.

Style Notes:

Face Tattoos: ::Iren:: – German Fan Pack
Jersey: Alexohol Fashions (World Cup shop) – Women’s Jersey (Germany)
Jeans: Fri.day – Low.rise Jeans (Dark)
Shoes: Redgrave – Striped Sneakers (Black)

Skin: ATOMIC – Baily Autumn 1 (Cream)
Hair: Fri.day – Joanna.2 (Passionate Red)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Moist Eye (Poetic)

Poses: don’t freak out! (dfo), Del May


It’s Cup Time!

I’ve been meaning to post for the last couple of days, but I’ve been distracted watching the reason for this post – the World Cup! I’ve been trying out my best game too:

Come ON England

Looks easy, doesn’t it?
I have a great pose-maker to thank for that! (Vivaposes released a set of 9 poses, more of which you can see at my Flickr.)

Come ON England

I think it’s pretty clear who I support, yeah?

Honestly, I’m a little disappointed at the outcome today (not that I had anything to do with it other than yelling at the tv), but it’s considerably better than a loss would have been.
A draw because of an error? Not the end of the world. Well, not in the group stages at least.

And…this World Cup has seen several firsts: my first World Cup in Second Life (I’m SO excited to see how many other people are into it); Capello’s first time coaching in the tournament (I have a serious crush on him – ask me about it sometime); the first time my mother was interested enough to even talk about soccer with me (yay!); and the first time I actually cheered for Stevie G. (I still can’t quite believe that one myself).

I could go on for a while, but I’ll just leave it at: Come ON England!

Styling Details:

Top and Shorts: DYN Clothing – England Tube Top and Hot Pants (St. George’s Day gift outfit; no longer available – sorry, it’s one of my favorites!)
Shoes: Redgrave – Sneakers (black)

Skin: ATOMIC – Baily Pink Cotton 2 (Cream)
Hair: Fri.day – Jennifer.2 (Passionate Red)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Moist Eye (Poetic)

Poses: Vivaposes – ladysoccer series (prop included)