Category Archives: Expos, Fairs and Fundraisers

17/06/2018 – Last one for the road.

So hey! Vintage Fair is still going for another week, but I’m leaving today for a 2 week vacation, and won’t have access to a decent computer where I go. I feel it wouldn’t be right to show you crappy pictures of lovely things, so this is goodbye, for now. But please, please, if you haven’t already, go visit that awesome event, there are so many more things I wish I could have shown you!

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : Pumec – Mila
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – WIP
  • Make-up : Arise – Carol
  • Nails : A:S:S – Aquas
  • Hair : Magika : Insomnia (NEW)
  • Dress : Senzafine – Mei-Mei Qipao (@ Vintage Fair)
  • Shoes : Ingenue – Holly Flats – Cotton (tinted)

14/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 10

Look at that! Ten posts already! And I’m not even done! I may however take a break starting at the end of the week. So hop to Vintage Fair to take a look for yourself at all the wonderful things! Seriously, how adorable is that little romper from G Field? It comes in a variety of colours and patterns, I love it!

Vintage Fair Exclusives :

  • Romper : G Field – Retro Romper
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Etta – 1
  • Glasses : Cae – Catherine

Other Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – SImone
  • Shape :  Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : DeeTaleZ – Maria – European
  • Hair – Truth – Lady
  • Beauty Marks : Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles (free in store)
  • Blush : Adored – Summer Lovin’ Blush
  • Lashes : Arte – Soft Lashes
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Jewelry : Cae – Kitten
  • Shoes : G Field – Tracy Bow Shoes

12/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 7

Honestly, this year’s Vintage Fair is just the gift that keeps on giving. Digging through the many items the designers sent, I find more and more lovely things every day. And as I said in a previous post, I’m only showing you the things I love. Not saying the rest isn’t good, but if you know me, I’m not into very sexy clothing or lingerie. Other’s will show those much better than I would… You may want to take a look at Ashia Tomsen’s blog, for instance.

Vintage Fair exclusives :

  • Earrings : Aurealis – Haro earrings
  • Tattoo : Aurica – Saida
  • Glasses : Cae – Catherine
  • Corset : Glutz – Torso trainer
  • Shoes : Eclectica – Vintage Gem shoes – Red
  • Necklace : Lenore – Pin-Up Girl Choker
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Etta 2

Other credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
  • Skin : Session – Gloria – Tone 1
  • Hair : Nani – Amie Hair
  • Hairbase : Tableau Vivant – HB3a – Browns
  • Lashes : Modish – Xenia
  • Jeans : Izzie’s – Twinnie Jeggins applier
  • Pose : Paper Rabbit

11/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 5

Oh hi!! The weather in SL was beautiful this morning and I decided to go to the beach. I rummaged through the gorgeous designs from Vintage Fair and found the perfect outfit. I absolutely love the 50’s vibe of this swimsuit from LX, it’s completely what I would wear RL. It comes in 8 adorable patterns, I had a hard time deciding on a favourite! My hairdo from Iconic is just short enough to not be a hassle at the beach, and the stunning art nouveau jewelry set from Bliensen + MaiTai just makes it all perfect! Now, where’s my sunscreen?

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – SImone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : The Skinnery – Jaclyn – Champagne
  • Beauty Marks : Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles (free in store)
  • Lashes : Slack Girl – Party Baby Lashes

Vintage Fair Exclusives :

  • Swimsuit : LX – Kiki – Blossom Multi
  • Hair : Iconic – Betti
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Etta – 2
  • Jewelry set : Bliensen + MaiTai – Moonflower

06/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 2

I don’t get the smoking in SL. I’m a smoker in RL (well not at the moment for baby bump reasons) but I never got the appeal for cigarettes in SL. My avatar is a better version of me, smoother skin, finer features, perkier boobs… I can play with piercings and tattoos at times because, unlike in real life, they can be removed quickly and painlessly, and obviously she’s a non-smoker. But when I unpacked this cigarette with mouthpiece from Dreamcatcher I knew I just had to show you. It comes with poses but I used another pose pack, also from Vintage Fair, that’s called Moonlight and Martinis, and includes a cigarette too, as well as a glass of… Martini! As usual, you’ll find all the credits after the pictures!

Credits :

  • Body :  Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Lashes : Avi-Glam – Lure Lashes
  • Hair : Lamb – Fate (group gift currently in store)
  • Shoes : The Secret Store – Stella Bow Strapped Heels
  • Picture taken at Backdrop City

At Vintage Fair :

  • Skin : Navzar – Ashley – Porcelain
  • Lipstick : Navzar – Ashley Lipsticks Palette
  • Cigarette : Dreamcatcher – Cigarette with mouthpiece
  • Glasses :  Cae – Brigitte
  • Glass & poses : Gingerfish Poses – Moonlight and Martinis poses and props pack
  • Dress : Liziaah – Lucille dress V2
  • Nails : Cazimi Nails – Moon Manicure [Silvers]

02/04/2018

Hello and happy Monday! I’ve done some shopping today and I figured I might as well show you! As a blogger, I am lucky to have early access to Shoetopia, and I found some gorgeous things, starting with those flats from Ingenue. They are perfection. I had to fatpack them as I couldn’t decide on a colour… They are so good everyone is getting them, it seems Gidge just posted about them too! Honestly, 12 colours for 1100l$, that’s not even 100l$ a pair, it’s a steal! Shoetopia opens today at noon SLT.

FaMESHed just opened and is, as usual, completely full, but if you manage to pop there, be sure to try the lovely hair Lamb just released there. It’s so cute, and comes with a styling HUD that allows you to hide or show the built-in hairbase and fiddle with the bangs. It’s also unrigged so if your head is weirdly shaped like mine, you can move it around and make it work!

Every week-end, Maxi Gossamer has some styles out for a discounted price, and this week she has, among other things, that very cool sun necklace. It comes in both long and short size, and you can change it from silver to gold.

Credits : 

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – SImone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rose Shape for Chloe
  • Hair : Lamb – Sweet – Dark browns
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Faelynn 12 (coming soon)
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Maria – Europa
  • Glasses : Cae – Hughes
  • Lashes : Arte – Beauty Lashes
  • Top : Neve – Dormitory
  • Jeans : Blueberry – Tali – Fall Pants
  • Shoes :  Ingenue – Holly Flats – Cherry (at Shoetopia
  • Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Ariel Sun Pendant
  • Poses : Paper Rabbit
  • Location : Backdrop City

She Sells Sea Shells at The Arcade

“Everybody needs a seashell in her bathroom to remind her the ocean is her home.”

22769 has a beautiful conch shell in their “Fisherman’s Delight” gacha at The Arcade. They have two great gachas there, one for picnickers and one for fishing fans. I was thrilled to find it because the oldest family heirloom in my family is a large conch shell. My seventh great-grandfather picked it up on the beach almost 370 years ago while on his honeymoon in Barbados in 1649. It has been passed down ever since and my cousin, being the eldest son of the eldest son, has it in his living room on a buffet similar to this one from Fancy Decor (another Arcade find.)

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I Am Going to the Max

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK

“A proper community, we should remember also,
is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy.
It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual,
of its members — among them the need to need one another” — Wendell Berry

Rustica was one of the first furniture stores I ever visited in Second Life. My friend Maht Wuyts from The Velvet and I would go there at least a couple times a month. We had a photo studio and it was furnished with Rustica’s Couch of Many Colors and there was that sleek recliner that offered Grey Goose martinis. There was the sleeper sofa that opened up with a mouse click into a bed. Long billowy curtains that pooled on the floor. Man, we loved that place. It felt like a real shop, a bit over-crowded and messy. You know, like an old-fashioned place that is the opposite of a mall. Unlike many stores, when you visited Rustica, the owner might be sitting behind the counter and would even chat. So Max Graf has been an SL acquaintance and friend for ten years now. During all that time, he has been a friendly and generous member of Second Life’s community.

Sadly, he and his family have lost their home due to legal manipulations they may be able to overturn, but not in time to keep a roof over their heads. They risk homelessness without some help. Second Life is a proper community and proves it again and again, a place where people can admit to needing each other. Max asked people to shop at his store, but people, remembering all Max has done over the years to build SL community wanted to do more. That’s where Going to the Max came from, the knowledge that Second Life is a proper community.

Going to the Max Fundraiser Poster

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If Life Gives You Bandanas, Make Bandanda Day

Bandana Day @ Hair Fair 2017

Lelutka’s Bandanda Day contributions to Hair Fair are always a work of art. Bandana Day is always the last day of Hair Fair to remind us, after celebrating our crowning glory for two glorious weeks, that sometimes people lose their hair for a host of reasons. The purpose of Hair Fair, despite how we may feel, is not just about making us look good, it’s about prompting us to do good with our shopping dollars, to raise money for Wigs For Kids. So Bandana Day is a reminder, there’s a more serious underlying purpose than just making us look good.

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Hair Fair Is Almost Over But Collabor88 Is Full Throttle

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Only one more day of Hair Fair, one more day to find gorgeous hair and raise money for Wigs for Kids. This blog will show a few of the EnVOGUE hairs for the designer I profiled earlier today. I will also show of the fun outfit from Hucci that makes me thing I should try salsa dancing. Other highlights are some fun sandals from Pure Poison and crazy bold earrings from Mon Cheri – all at Collabor88. I will let the photos speak for themselves.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
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