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Down the Rabbit Hole

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I got so excited when I was asked to submit a weekly lingerie post. I adore lingerie and it gave me the perfect excuse to buy more, and to explore some new stores selling it.

You see, lingerie is not like other clothes. It’s special. Choosing lingerie is about how it makes me feel, rather than how it looks. It’s not like it gets seen by many people!

This piece is from a new store to me, HAS BEEN. Terrie Dreadlow’s designs have a hint of the fifties to them and the demo for the sweetness lingerie instantly transported me to a feeling of coy retro cuteness. The bodysuit is all mesh, and fit me perfectly straight out of the box. Don’t you just love when that happens.

It came with a HUD that offers a huge variety of colour options. You can customise the front panel, sides, bows and the ribbons that run down the length. Every colour and every texture are gorgeously detailed. Plus, it’s only 99L. There’s no excuse not to explore your inner bunny!

The shoes were also from HAS BEEN and included the same HUD with tons of options. These were in the lights pack. There is also a darks pack.

Lingerie doesn’t have to be all lace, frills and barely there. It just has to make me feel special. This set does that and so much more.

 

Poses: EverGlow with PoseAnywhere
Eye Position: AnyPose Expression HUD (free)
Skin: Pink Fuel – Renee
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Clarus
Lashes: *GA* Mesh Lashes
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet
Mani/Pedi: Own/Slink
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Laura – Crystal Violet Headband: Magika group gift
Clothing: HAS BEEN – Sweetness Lingerie (Colours controlled by hud)
Shoes: HAS BEEN – Betsy Bow Pumps (Colours controlled by hud)
Location: Happy Mood http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HappyMood/88/91/22

this fox said nothing

New Truth Hair! New Truth Hair!

Can you smell fall in the air yet? I can’t! Cause it was 97 freakin degrees outside yesterday and I hope that it cools down soon. Luckily in my SL world I’ve decided it’s a cool 73 degrees everyday so pulling off a cute sweater is doable.

TRUTH HAIR Nissa (NEW)
Ninety – Away “Sweater and Skirt” fox
*League* Skin Erin Fair -Feline
*League* Erin Tintable Lipstick -7
.random.Matter. – Perfectly Flawed – Eyebags
IKON Ardent Eyes – Sage
Poseology – Cheryl 3 pose
Adoness: Slink Enhancement Fingernails: Basics: Mono to Goth

My Prerogative

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Queen Elizabeth I had it right some 450 years ago when she said “I would not open windows into men’s souls.” We all have opinions and we have a right to them — even if they are stupid, destructive and wrong. I think most of agree on that. Where we diverge is when our opinions move to actions that impinge on other people. That happens all the time in society. Much of politics is about building enough political power to be able to take our opinions and move them into actions that impinge on others whether it’s trying to prevent others from marrying whom they love or blocking companies from polluting our groundwater – it is about making our opinions trump those of others.

But there are places where moving from thought to action has no place. The particular circumstance I am thinking of is the effort people make to discourage others from giving to or supporting community efforts to help others in Second Life®.  We all may have opinions about the relative merits of one fundraiser over another and we certainly should make no effort to support anything we disagree with. We might think this person is not doing enough to help herself or that person’s need is frivolous or distrust the circumstances or even doubt there is a real need. That’s fine. Skepticism is a healthy quality to have.

However, there is no Selective Service Administration drafting designers and ordering them to produce for this tour. Shoppers are not herded into venues to spend money against their will. Moreover, if you are a shopper and buy a pair of shoes for 250L at a fundraiser, you get a pair of shoes that would cost 250L or more at the store since designers often discount for fundraisers.  You’re not donating, you’re shopping. You might spend a little more because you think it’s for a good cause, but you get a fair return for your money.You lose nothing. The only people who risk are the creators and if they have made the decision to contribute, that’s their prerogative.

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There are a couple of fundraisers right now to help individuals with urgent family needs. The hair, dress, shoes, mani/pedi and necklace in today’s outfit come from one of those events, <3Ulaa.  <3Ulaa is raising funds to help Ulaa Coronet to take her son to meet his grandmother for the first and final time. His grandmother is dying of cancer. For me, this is a compelling need and one that I think is worthy of my time and my lindens – and that’s my prerogative. If you don’t agree, don’t shop there. You will miss out on all sorts of adorability, but that’s your prerogative  Continue reading

Casual Fridays: Stripes of Various Sorts

I confess that my Friday night outfit started with the shoes, and everything else had to fall in line above them. Blacks and greys won out, spun together regardless of pattern, which works just fine. The new shoes from L.Warwick are out for LeaMetallique as well as sassy new hair from ploom from district 5 – perfect for casual looks this weekend. Continue reading

Such a Messy Second Life

Second Spaces has one again found me a place for my stuff, which I appreciate. This week it’s an adorable set of shelves, either with or without clutter. Obviously I’m a girl with a lot of stuff so I needed this immediately. You can also choose a darker version.

Since it’s for Fifty Linden Friday it’s a steal that all us messy girls need.

The landmark in the FLF notecard is WRONG for Second Spaces though, take note. I stood at a spot labeled MESHWORX with many other confused folks until I realized I wasn’t at THE PEA – which is where Second Spaces is located.

You can ride this taxi to the correct location.

Happy Shopping Girls!

Game Changer

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I had my seventh rez-day last month and have been blogging for six and half years, so I think I have a reasonable informed perspective on Second Life® fashion history. It is from that perspective that I think it is worthwhile to recognize the third anniversary of Collabor88 – a fashion even that, to me, is one of the true game changers in SL fashion.

When I began in SL, events were not nearly so integral to fashion marketing as they are now. Of course, there were events. The fashion year was punctuated by a few big annual fundraising fairs and specialty expos for shoes, hair and skin. There were also a few “Fashion Week” extravaganzas of runway shows featuring big season collections from 20 to 30 designers.

For marketing, stores predominantly relied on their groups, announcements in marketing groups like FashCon and gaming their traffic stats to get higher in search by using lucky chairs or camping. I confess I miss the camaraderie of lucky chairs. I can remember standing around for an hour or more waiting for a “C”, teleporting in friends to advance the letters, chatting with others who are waiting and even hanging out after my letter came out to help with finding a “Q” or a “Z” to hit that chair. Folks chatted with each other and friendships formed.

Mostly, we shopped at stores. We had learned the rhythms of our favorite designers. Donna Flora releasing every other week, Truth Thursdays and SN@tch Wednesdays. Digit’s secret sales on Sundays. It was seldom frenetic and only a new shoe from Maitreya, new hair from ETD, or new anything from Lelutka would launch a frenzy of people trying desperately to get into a full sim.

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Pinwheel at LEA26 is a great new installation – where you can spend hours walking up and down the towers – a collection of triangles. All the pictures were shot there.

Then along came Designers United – an “inspiration” fair where a small group of designers created items organized to a theme – Vaudeville, Op Art, Narcissus, Jellyfish, Surrealism. It was exciting to see how different people responded to the theme. There’s something fascinating about seeing people start with the same thing, run off on their own and see where they end up. But Designers United is irregular, with the first in 2009 and the fifth in 2013.

The magic of Collabor88 is that it gives us this fascinating exploration of a theme, but institutionalized with a monthly schedule so we know when it’s coming and can plan, anticipate and swoon on schedule. In addition, Collabor88 has a color palette for their theme. This lets you mix and match items from different designers. In many ways, Collabor88 is a game changer. I know there were monthly events before Collabor88, just as others wrote about evolution and natural selection before Darwin, but for me, Collabor88 is the event that changed Second Life shopping.
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Strength and Honor

I covet things I see released, in fierce ways sometimes. These earrings from Bliensen + Maitai for instance were a must have the moment she plurked them.

The earrings are available at We <3 Roleplay event. The coordinating jewelry is available at…….I forget. Now I have to blog it again so I can say the name. Drat. OH WELL THE HARDSHIPS I ENDURE. #Secondlifebloggerproblems.

Yes, I love these earrings.

Gidge is Wearing:
Lipstick: [Pink Fuel] Harley Lipstick – Beestung
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 3
Eyeshadow: [Pink Fuel] Shimmer Eyeshadow – Light Smoke + Wing
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Fenrir – Armband – gold
Bliensen + MaiTai – Fenrir – Earring – Gold – L
Bliensen + MaiTai – Fenrir – Earring – Gold – R
Bliensen + MaiTai – Fenrir and Amber – Necklace – Gold
Hair: Exile::Unravel (brushed)
Dress: Schadenfreude Athena Siren Dress (s) COLLABOR88 Aug2014
Feet and Hands: Slink
Manicure: Flair – MY SLINK OBSESSION
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Skin: [PF] Harley – Lid 02 – (ltbrow – B)
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris (S)
Poses: Pretense