Category Archives: Showcases & Discount Rooms

Pipe Down Hoodlums!

I smoked for a very long time, started out casually around the age 17 and by the time I was 30 I was up to 2 packs a day. In April of 2009 I quit cold turkey and never looked back, it was a great decision.  LUCKILY, lung problems and cancer isn’t an issue in my 2nd life so my avatar can live dangerously…and she does from time to time. She also has a smoke every now and then and this new clay pipe found at this round of Genre is need I say…smokin!

It comes with a nice hud. You can choose how often you want to puff, you can let it know if you want to blow smoke out of your nose, your mouth, your nose and mouth, or blow out smoke rings. I like rings.  You can also choose whether you want the tobacco to fire up red or not and if you have show local lights clicked you can see your face light up as you take a toke. Good times.

Koy – Mathilda – Browns (HAIR FAIR 2014)
Distorted Dreams – Bianca Gown (GENRE – NEW)
Distorted Dreams – Bianca Cage Crown (GENRE – NEW)
IKON – Immortal Eyes – Midnight (NEW)
REDUX/REBOOT – Baroque Pipe – Black Clay
League SKin – Erin – Feline

You’ll go Baroque or die tryin…

A new round of Genre is here and the theme is Baroque. Lots of old fashioned goodies await you, like this gorgeous mesh dress from The Library and fantastically tall powder blue hair from Blienson + Maitai.

The Library – Marie – Purple (NEW – GENRE)
Blienson + MaiTai – Liaison Dangereuse – Hair (NEW – GENRE)
IKON Immortal Eyes- Midnight (NEW)
League Skin – Erin – Feline
Garage – Lahesv2.0
Scene – built by meh

Hair Fair 2014 Short Hair Part Two

Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: Ma Vie
Skin: [PXL] MIA Jazz NAT ~ Makeup 02 REB C2
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Lashes: [LeLutka]-DIVA lashes
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed
Slink AvEnhance Feet High
Slink Physique Mesh Figure
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Clothing: .Shi Fur Pullover {RedSet}
Peqe – Deviant Skirt
Shoes: MIAMAI_Regan pumps – Black Skin
Jewelry: [MANDALA]LEGACY-Maasai Earrings – Collabor88

Safari Style

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This month’s theme for Collabor88 is Safari and Baiastice’s offerings are stylishly on point – taking inspiration from African fabrics and textures and colors but making something new  with it. Her skirts and tops are irresistible and should be kept as great mix and match pieces.  The top in particular will be a great one for layering as it skims close to the body.

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Short Hair, Part One

I have wandered all of Hair Fair and have been busily sorting my purchases and promotional copies by style. This is a slideshow of some of the short styles. I have more short cuts that I will be showing you soon, along with long styles, braids and ponie, updos and hair with hats or other embellishments. As always, Hair Fair is one of the Wonders of Second Life.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: Reel Expressions (no longer available)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Cassia – Exotic – 02 E
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka DIVA lashes
Jewelry: Mandala at Collabor88
Hair: Clawtooth, Chichickie!, Discord Designs, Elua, Exile, Fiore, Ink, LNS Designs. All at Hair Fair.

While I Am Sorting

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While I am sorting the hair from Hair Fair by style so I can shoot the pictures for you, I took a few snaps of this great dress from Thalia Heckroth™. This is only her second release and already she’s working in prints and not doing strapless. That’s ambition. In the distance, you can see some of Half-Deer’s Thomson Gazelles that are available at Collabor88. Continue reading

On Safari at Hair Fair

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This gorgeous belted dress from Emery can be found at Collabor88 in several earth tones.

Hair Fair opens tomorrow. While DJing the opening party, I hunted far and wide stalking the wild hair, the short hair, the curly hair, the long, straight, curly, fuzzy, naggy, shaggy, ratty, natty, oily, greasy, fleecy, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen, knotted, polka-dotted, twisted, beaded, braided, powdered, flowered, and confettied, bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

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Since joining Second Life®, I have never missed Hair Fair and have to say this is my favorite build. The build is just a whole lot of hair product and I cracked up when I sounded out the name of the product. The stores are inside the product boxes and the creativity of the designers in decorating the boxes is another part of the fun of Hair Fair.  Continue reading

What City People Think Country Folk Wear

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The Real Housewives of New York traveled to Missoula, Montana, because nothing pumps up the drama like making a bunch of women who can barely tolerate each other travel together and be in each other’s company for days on end. Normally the women of New York are impeccably dressed for wherever they go, but with a few exceptions, the RHONY crew did not pack well for Montana. They were more Ralph Lauren New West than the real West. When they went to the rodeo, more than one wore a white prairie skirt. Rodeos are dusty and dirty events — and let’s not forget port-a-potties — where white skirts are downright silly. Watching, I realized I was seeing what city people think country folk wear. Either that or they all wanted to be Laura Ingalls once upon a time.
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Second Life Synchronicity or Ballaké

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Second Life fashion is full of moments of synchronicity and this is one. It all started with the dress from Baiastice. It was released in many solid colors and prints, but I was most drawn to this earth-toned batik. I was fidgeting about, trying to choose hair and MiaMai released some gorgeous turbans with an Afro-centric inspiration and this tobacco version is perfect with the dress. Meanwhile, Kunglers released a necklace in a coffee color and of course, coffee and tobacco are the peanut butter and jelly of louche lotus-eaters. And then, if that were not enough, PXL Creations released a Jazz quartet of skins for Rhapsody. All events have no causal bearing on each other, but they are uncannily in synchronicity.

The combination of pieces made me think of Ballaké, a classic of African Jazz by Bembeya Jazz National— after all, Jazz developed in America from African roots and American music traditions. Then it migrated back to Africa and found a new iteration. These pieces draw their inspirations from Indonesia and Africa but are modified and changed in translation just as the music was. Continue reading