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:
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.
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.
*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.)
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:
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!
Pose: Diesel Works
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:
That’s how I felt at the end result of the match between Germany and Spain…followed quickly by…
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:
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.
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:
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.)
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!
Poses: Vivaposes – ladysoccer series (prop included)