I had an inauspicious landing at SL17B as the landing point i chose dropped me right in the middle of some pool inside a building of some sort. It never rezzed to the point that I could figure out if it was a temple, or some sort of memorial or what it was I was trapped in. I finally managed to climb out, irritated to say the least but as always, I wanted to love SL17B.
It’s like the sims on SL17B were planned and put together by people who never once had to plan or lay out an event. There is some sort of joyous “cram everything together and who cares how it looks” planning that seems to go on. What this ends up meaning for us mortals not rocking the greatest gaming computer is that it is lag hell, and rendering hell. Is that a rocket ship? Is that a rock? Is that a cyclops? I’ll never know. It never rezzed.
It’s hard to put down the amazing and inspired vignettes our fellow citizens make though. There’s so much joy and creativity, little activities scattered through out to make you smile and let you enjoy the view. Sometimes maybe it’s ok if things aren’t perfect, if you can still enjoy the fun of it.
I stumbled in to a poetry cafe, where we were invited to sit and then touch the photo of the poet we were interested in. I was handed a copy of Maya Angelou’s Poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” which was poignant to me in light everything going on out in the world.
There are some amazing builds, beautiful vignettes to take photos or just play and enjoy your SL. It’s worth the lag and slogging through the mess of it, it really is. There are gifts that are amazing and you can find those in concentrated gift areas. There’s also a shopping area – shop and hop or something or other. You can locate them all here at this link.
Have you gone? You need to go.
After all – there is a free Kittycat! Always a win.
There was a lot more to see and do – obviously one place was giving out a horse to ride, which I found to be delightful. There is a trolley but I could never manage to get on it – i find that confusing. I waited a ridiculous amount of time – let me tell you. It kept going! There is also a drive in movie which LOOKS great but doesn’t work – it says you can click on the screen to start it but it just craps out.
Regardless of these quibbles – SL17B will only come once and this is your chance. Get off your platform and go have some fun. Be ridiculous. Pick up the freebies. Come for the fun, stay for the lag.
Gidge is doing SL17B in: Ring: (Yummy) Jack’s Typewriter Ring (Right) Camera: (Yummy) Travel Camera – Black – Side – All Colors Tee: -tres blah- Fitted Tee (Maitreya) – Cat Icon Sneakers: Baiastice_Starlight Sneakers-Leather Black-Maitreya Head: CATWA HEAD Freya Jeans: JellyRoll – Maitreya Weekender Jeans Hair: Magika – Hair – Nova (Size 1) Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0 Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AVONLEA bom skin COTTON CANDY
I’m out for adventure today and decided that I wanted some sort of Safari adventure to happen. I found an interesting build which promised animals I could ride and lots of scenery but I got stuck in how cute the landing area was and took a bunch of photos there. There is something to be said for a nice vignette, isn’t there?
I have these new shoes from Ingenue – who is my go to for all shoes – and they are perfect for exploring on a hot day! They’re sneakers! They’re sandals! They’re comfy and perfect and exactly what I needed for wandering this safari landscape today.
I also decided that the time was RIGHT for me to check out Equal 10 and honestly, that event had some great things – not sure why I don’t frequent it more? Really cute things there were going on from folks I was NOT that familiar with. One brand I am very familiar with and a fan of was ChicChica who truly makes some of my favorite foodie things on the grid. It’s fun fun – all of her food is a pretty as it is delish.
She had this corn dog for sale and I tested the demo to check it out and of course – CUTE. I forgot I had it on when I ran off to take pics. So of course, I had a corndog on safari.
I mean it’s a demo corndog. But that doesn’t make it any less delicious. I’m going to have to go back and buy the set, I feel guilty being one of those bloggers who wears the demos only! We all know that’s not cool.
But, it was still delicious. Much love to Lilo for her long lasting foodie things.
As my good friend Rose mentioned – Magika is havinga 50% off sale and you need to go. All hair is rebated 50% back to you when you buy it. Her work is beautiful.
Gidge is Travelin In: Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya Top: =Zenith=lace up tank top (Flower 1) -Maitreya Shorts: Addams // Dolores Short w/ Belt // Maitreya Shoes: Ingenue :: Frida Hair: Magika – Hunter Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA cotton candy Corn Dog: ChicChica – Equal10
Sabina Gully has been on SL since 2006, making hair since the beginning, and I believe the saying “practice makes perfect” applies perfectly to her work. My oldest Magika hair must be from 2008, when I stumbled upon her store, and fell in love. Every year, Sabina has an amazing store-wide sale, and you don’t want to miss it! Most of the following styles were purchased full price, because I can’t resist a new Magika style, but if you like them, you should run and grab them while they’re 50% off. The sale ends on June 30th.
Other credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Shape : Banana Banshee – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Piercing : Little fish – Borw ring for LeLutka – Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri – Rose pale – Moles : Izzie’s – Face moles + Banana Banshee – Rosie moles – Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses – Necklace : Kunglers – Dhiaka necklace – Outfit : Tres Blah – Greta Romper
June 21st, first day of Summer, is also here in France the “Fête de la Musique”, National Music Day. Traditionally (well, since 1981 when it was created), it’s a day when every teenage garage band, every pseudo south American folk band, basically anyone who owns a music instrument, regardless of whether they’re able to properly play it or not, gets out on the street and plays. There also are more serious and established bands playing live, outdoors or in bars, but by the time you reach the one you wanted to see, their gig is usually over, and then you start arguing again with your friends about where to go next… But I’m getting side tracked. Back to that cute summery outfit from Tres Blah that I fatpacked a few days ago, I think it was on sale (75Lsomething, maybe? I’m so sorry I can’t remember). It’s a bit bold for my taste, but I figured it would be perfect for a first day of Summer!
I matched it with jewelry from Kunglers (I went on a shopping spree there) and hair from Magika. Oh, by the way, Magika started their big annual sale yesterday, you might want to go take a look. Also, I started playing with the layer of my LeLutka Nova head, and I must admit, it’s fun to have almost unlimited options. I went with a slight sunburn, because, hey, June 21st.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Hair : Magika – Energy – Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri layer [LeLutka] black eyebrows ROSE PALE – Lips : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] lips nude ROSE PALE – Freckles : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] Freckles – Blush : Izzie’s – Winter Blush + Izzie’s – Summer Blush red – Sunburn : Izzie’s – Body Summer Blush All-in-1 Hud – Eyeshadow : Izzie’s – LeLutka – Whiskey Smokey Eyeshadow brown – Glasses : Deep Static – Mackenzie Glasses – Romper : Tres Blah – Greta Romper – Necklace : Kunglers – Dhiaka necklace – Rings right hand : Kunglers – Hannah ring – Ring left hand : Kunglers – Terri rings – Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Shoes : .Mutresse. Kafa Espadrilles
I found a new to me shopping opportunity while sifting through blogs last night to figure out where to shop. Seraphim opened “The Outlet – a Seraphim Infinity Event” about a week ago it looks like, and it’s just a 50% off room from designers you love and some you don’t know. I really loved this as it gave me an opportunity to pick up some deals, as well as try out a brand I don’t know.
I was glad to pick up cute hair from Wasabi Pills on a discount – I mean, SCORE but I also picked up a few things to try out new brands. I was excited about trying this brand Apple Blossom because their textures were new and fresh, and I felt really inspired by them. I was really disappointed though that these straps are completely wonky and stand a couple of inches ABOVE my shoulders. I was glad I just paid 75L for it – I will avoid this brand in the future. I don’t not recommend this one to pick up if you hop over there.
I pulled out some old bangles from Zaara that I used to adore and painted up my face with goodies from Alaska Metro. I feel like this is what our mothers meant by TOO MUCH MAKEUP don’t you? I don’t even care.
The hair clips are fun – but I don’t know if I ever figured out how to work them or just got lucky repeatedly clicking. Knowing me, it’s the latter.
Happy Monday girls. Let’s make it a great week!
Itsonlyfashionblog.com Gidge is Loving the Nightlife In: Eye Makeup:alaskametro<3 – Extended makeup pack (light) eye 15 Lipgloss: alaskametro<3 “Bubblegum gloss” 04 FIT C Dress: #Apl.Blossom Yucatan Dress ML Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya Head: CATWA HEAD Freya Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0 Hair: Wasabi // Nova Mesh Hair Bracelets: ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles gold (vintage) Skin: alaskametro<3 “Serenity II” skin Tone 1 – lgt brow (mesh body) Eyes: classic – falling angel (m) bright
One would think, with two boys under 5 at home, my life would be filled with toy cars and firetrucks… well, actually, it is. But my oldest is also very much into princesses at the moment. Very. Much. His imaginary friends are called Anna and Elsa. So when he walked by my computer earlier this morning, he went “waaaaaaaaah! Mummy!! You’re a PRINCESS!! So pretty!”
Also, I finally gave in and got myself one of the new Evolution heads at LeLutka. Actually that happened a while ago but it took me weeks to make it look like “me”. Now, I’m quite pleased, because I can wear some of my old system skins. Not today though, today, I’m wearing one of the latest Lara Hurley, and I have to say I love it.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Shape – home made – Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri – Rose Pale – Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Forest pack – Hair : Exile – Versailles – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Necklace : Nanika – Elle Necklace – Dress : Junbug – Pippa – Blush – Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle and Shine Mani/Pedi – Rings : Kunglers – Rowen – Quartz
Decor : – Nutmeg – Distressed Grand Piano dark with pink drape – Nutmeg – Dark Piano chair – pink – Nutmeg – Old music sheets – floor – Nutmeg – Old music sheets – standing – Nutmeg – Vintage metronome
Yesterday I had a mini meltdown. I popped over to Seven Deadly Skins to grab the group gift and immediately went home to try it on. What can I say, I’m a fan girl. I was immediately upset because my Catwa head wasn’t working right. It wouldn’t take the BOM layer.
Now let me back up and say, I get it. Most of my SL issues are because I’m being Gidgey and NOT paying attention at all. Firs thing to check – am I actually wearing a CATWA head? Did I push the CATWA head BOM button on the HUD? I tried different skins – no avail. I tried OMEGA relay. No avail. I asked myself “What am I wearing to cause this?” I scanned through worn items quickly but could not see anything that made me go AHA. I posted on plurk and received a flurry of things to look for.
I rage quit. I went back. I took it off. I put it back on. I went back to plurk to RAGE About not getting it right. Someone suggested TATTOO layer and I went back to my WORN items list.
FUCK MY LIFE.
There are so many things to remember now. There are so many ways to wear a skin. Base layer with tattoo, omega, system skin, applier….it’s like in going back to basics we’ve just added even more complexity than this Gidgey brain can process. SO INDEED it was that I was wearing a tattoo layer FACE that my eyes just floated past every time I was checking out what I was wearing. My brain didn’t register that this would be an entire FACE even though I AM INDEED The person who put it on.
Thus, I took it off and solved my life.
This is the 7 Deadly Skins group gift and this is really an awesome group to belong to. I’m a huge fan.
I meant to change my hair but you guys I was traumatized by this skin thing. Hold me.
Gidge is Beachy In: Hair:””D!va”” Hair “Kate” Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya Bikini: AtaMe – Cute n Kinky Head: CATWA HEAD Freya Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 MABELINE bom skin PINEAPPLE