Category Archives: Second Life

May 10th, 2020

I grabbed this cute dress at the Fashionably Dead booth at Collabor88, and then I had to dig in my inventory to find pretty things to match. And boy did I find things! That skin, for instance, si from Clef de Peau, and believe it or not, I’d never worn it before. It was buried deep in a folder of “things to sort and maybe blog”, and I’m glad I found it. It’s very pretty and the freckles are a lovely option.

But let’s get back to that dress for a minute. It comes in a gazillion colours, but I was feeling in the mood for green. The HUD offers a lot of corset options, plain and embroidered, and the level of detail is stunning.

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
Skin : Clef de Peau – Bianca – Nature
Lipgloss : Izzie’s – Sheer Lipgloss
Eyes : Banana Banshee
Eyelashes : Mila – Volume Eyelashes
Hair : Elikatira – Amberlia
Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Dress : Fashionably Dead – Casual Queen – Forest (@C88)
Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi
Rings : Yummy – Gardenia Rings
Tights : The Secret Store – Polka Tights – Applier
Flats : Phedora – Sorcha flass

Light and Dark

The gifts at Fameshed this round are ridiculous and I’m clad in them today. This little lingerie-esque dress plus my hair were both pickups from the multitude of gifts available. Truly- I admire the generosity of their creators. More than once I grab something and then go back to buy more because I’m impressed with the style or quality. Giving good freebies says a LOT about you as a creator.

To those of you giving out chokers. Get your shit together. Especially those of you who make home furnishings and give out a choker. They’re always crap. Just stop it.

Now that I’m ranty I’d also like to say that if you give a free gift, it should be OF the sort of thing you make. If you make hair, don’t give me earrings. If you make shoes – for the love of god don’t give me a flower. You see, if you give me shoes and I’m impressed, I’m going to come back and buy shoes from you. If you give me some random ass flower -I’m not going to remember you as a shoe maker.

Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

It’s a ME day today. So I’m going to let the pixel baby come home from Auntie Inventory’s house! Crazy right?

I like this round little face head.

Gidge is Clubbing In:
Dress: Blossom&Seeds Koki ML – Fameshed Gift
Necklace: Cae :: Danica :: Necklace
Shoes: Ingenue :: Rosalba Heels [LARA] :: Fatpack
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Hair: {Limerence} Bondy hair – Fameshed Gift
Skin: [Pink Fuel] – Gaia – GENUS – (ltbrow) – Be Mine 2020 (BOM)
Brow Shape: Juicy – Meghan Brows

May 9th, 2020

There are stores, around the grid, where you can’t just buy one item, you just have to fatpack the whole thing. Blueberry usually has a style that’s way too sexy for my taste, but whatever she releases, even the things I wouldn’t wear, are impeccably made. The mesh is flawless, the textures gorgeous. Her latest release, In Control, is no exception, and covers enough skin that I can feel comfortable wearing it. It comes with a choice of trousers or short skirt, a top that can be lacy-see through or plain (obviously I chose plain), a blazer jacket, and it even offers shoes but I opted for a pair of maxi heels from Reign. Look at me being all working girl!

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja
Hair : Magika – Sage
Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
Lipstick : Pink Fuel – Dazzle Me
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Outfit : Blueberry – In Control
Shoes : Reign – Maxi heels
Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Fatpack – Maitreya
Rings : KUNGLERS – Rowen rings – Citrine
Necklace : Bliensen + MaiTai – Coraline
Eyes : Banana Banshee
Eyelashes : Mila – Volume Eyelashes

In Quarantine on the Grid

Puzzles, Games and Bunnies with some Chinese takeout

I decided this past weekend to jump headfirst back in to my SLife, whereas prior I’ve been just dallying here and there. I’ve blasted my way through new brands, gotten out of my comfort zone, tried things I would NEVER have bothered with in the past.

In short – I finally feel at home again in this pixel world. I’m extremely excited about it.

One thing I decided to do while I am playing with new things is start dragging out OLD skins. One of those great features of BOM is the ability to make everything old new again. I have HUGE regrets that I trashed my old LEAGUE skins when applier HUDS became the rage. Why did I trash LEAGUE? I don’t know. I trashed a few brands, Curio, and some others, and my sadness that they are lost to me forever is huge.

One thing I learned, by dragging these skins out and slapping them on a mesh head via BOM is this. They did not age well. I would say 75% of my old skins are very OMG WTF WTF NO NO NO. It’s sort of like that. The colors are just off, or not current. The look is too harsh. Sometimes they don’t stretch across mesh properly and it’s all just wrong.

But every once in a while an old brand reminds me how I loved them, once upon a time. Long since gone is Tuli – that maker of delicate, lovely skin. An old friend once described Tuli as making the “most kissable lips”. I was a such a fan girl, once upon a time.

I will confess that this skin still has a lovely face, but it doesn’t “quite” work with mesh. The line between head and body I can’t seem to overcome it’s always JUST a bit wonky. The thing is though, this skin was never meant for mesh. Mesh wasn’t an itch in it’s daddy’s pants back when I got this skin. So I’ve pulled the old blogger cheat and slapped on a choker necklace and somewhat obscured this.

I promise you, I’ll do the same any time I wear it in the future. Don’t judge me. Wearing Tuli is like running in to an old friend you thought was gone forever.

Another aside, as I ramble a LOT on this Sunday morning, is that I discovered a pose store I really love. As a pose maker, I was always completely reticent to enter any pose shops or use ANYONE’S poses because I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off anyone’s work. Even long after I closed up shop, I still continued this habit and I feel like it’s been pretty limiting. I can’t even remember why I stumbled in to Secret Poses but their Chinese Take Out pose set completed my desire to be eating constantly in SL.

I am a huge fan, and am going to be shopping there more.

And now, it’s Sunday. Whatever should I do on a Sunday? Probably eat….

Gidge is Housebound in:
Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans
Lip Gloss[:Tuli:] Helena / petal :: Lips :: Sheer Sugar Pink (gloss)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Choker: (Yummy) Layered Chain Choker – All Colors
Shirt: -Pixicat- Stina Shirt – JeansBlack (Maitreya)
Earrings: Cae :: Owl :: Earring
Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long)
Hair: Exile:: Lana
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Shoes: Pure Poison – Cutie Pie Flats – Black Stripes – Maitreya
Pose & Props: Secret Poses. Chinese Take
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [:Tuli:] Helena / pearl (light) :: 05
Manicure: Alaska Metro
Games: Second Spaces

May 1st 2020

Oh hi again! I told you I got both the short and the long version of the cute jumpsuit from Etiquette, didn’t I? Well here’s the long one. I chose the green one because I figured, for a long one, a lighter colour would be prettier. Then came the hard part, accessorising. And for that I went into digging mode in the organised chaos that is my inventory. I apologise in advance if some of the things I wear are old and possibly discontinued.

I’ve been buying hair from Magika since 2007 I think, back then it was already way better than what most other (now long gone) hair makers would do. I’m always amazed at how, with every new release, Sabina Gully keeps improving and renewing her style. This cute one is called Prudence and comes with a cat and a devil horn headband, but I wanted something more elegant for this picture so I dug up this starry headband.

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka Simone
– Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja
– Eyes : Banana Banshee
– Hair : Magika – Hair – Prudence
– Headband : Monso – My Star Headband/ Gold
– Glasses : EarthStones Eye Glasses – The Curator
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Ariel Sun Pendant – Short
– Lipstick : Izzie’s – LeLutka Applier Fae Lipgloss
– Jumpsuit : Etiquette – Keira Jumpsuit green
– Bracelets : Cae – Hana
– Rings : Yummy – Theia Ring set @Uber
– Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi @Uber
– Shoes : Friday – Sio Flats – Sunny @Uber


Fog and Rain Make an Early Night

I picked up this adorable bunny for snuggling at the Gachaland from Hopscotch as a free gift yesterday. It’s just the perfect size for bed time snuggles and coziness. Bellisseria is having a rainy day. It makes me wish I could turn my house around and let the big windows face the ocean.

It’s a perfect night to hit the sack early and just listen to the rain and the surf. Pretty good life, if you ask me.

I picked up this very cute nightgown from Seniha from the STAY AT HOME CLUB. It’s labeled as a dress but that’s a snuggle up, bed-time print to me so I’m calling it a nightgown. I don’t even care.

The rabbit and I will be in bed if you’re looking for us. I hope your Thursday was good to you. You deserve it.

Gidge is ready for bed in:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Bunny: ~HopScotch~ Huggy Bunny – Lavender
Necklace: Cae :: Enchanted :: Necklace
Hair: Exile:: Sierra
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Nightgown: Seniha. Cassie Dress // Hourglass – STAY AT HOME CLUB
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin CARAMEL

I’ve Got a Backstage Pass

Okay so I had to pick up this silly pool from the Stay at Home Club even though I LIVE seaside, I have an affinity for pools. In fact – this inspires me to put a pool up for the summer possibly. This one was free and I have to admit, it does the job. It’s from Little to Large and I think for you family types it would be a great pick up.

As for me I’m enjoying adult beverages in it and finding my inner peace.

One of my favorite people in all lives, Putrid Gloom, is embarking on a new adventure in SL and she’s offering lovely summer soiree piece for you girls who enjoy both the sun AND the fun. Personally I like to go easy on both, but in this outfit it seemed appropriate to engage both.

Tresspassing

I decided to end my night by trespassing on a neighbors wee island and helping myself to a picnic basket I found out. Just call me Yogi. A girl gets hungry.

You can find this outfit and some amazing places to take pics at Backstage Pass.

If you land in the bar – lucky you the drinks are amazing and the company divine. Just go out the door, and pop through the red door to get yourself one of these perfect poolside or beach outfits.

Gidge is Ginchy In:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Drink: Junk Food – Margarita (Strawberry) Female
Hair: Navy+Copper – ConPanna
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1
Swimsuit/Pareo: [Back Stage Pass] If You Like Pina Colada Skirt 2 – Tie Dye – Hourglass
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [7DeadlySkins] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin CARAMEL
Manicure: Flair
Pool: Little To Large – Stay At home Club gift

April 26th, 2020.

Oh well, it’s been a long time since I last posted anything here. To be fair, it’s been a while since I last stayed online long enough to 1. shop and 2. take pictures. But this morning, I had an hour on my own before the reste of the house woke up and I went to Uber. I’ll admit most of the clothes there are way too much on the sexy side for my taste, but I discovered a store new to me (that’s what happens when you go off the grid for a year and a half!), Etiquette. I’m obsessed with jumpsuits, mostly because I’ve always had a hard time finding one that fit me RL, so I fell instantly for both the short and long version.

This adorable lemonade dispenser immediately joined my home decor, it’s so cute and well made! It’s from Dahlia.

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka – Simone-
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja
– Lipstick : Izzie’s – LeLutka – Applier Fae Lipgloss
– Hair : tram J0416 hair(Style2) @Uber, April2020
– Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Fatpack – Maitreya @Uber, April2020
– Eyes : Banana Banshee
– Glasses : Sleepy Eddy #Glasses Collection / Square (Tortoiseshell)
– Jumpsuit : Etiquette – Keira Romper Umber @Uber, April2020
– Rings : Yummy – Theia Ring Set @Uber, April2020
– Shoes : Friday – Sio flats @Uber, April2020
– Dahlia – Loulou’s Lemonade – Lemonade Dispenser @Uber, April2020
– Picture taken at Backdrop City

In Murder City They Have a Cat

I went out Friday in search of some dinner and to take a look-see around the world. I love stumbling in to new places, finding things and meeting folks. Murder City ended up being a perfect place for an evening like that.

While there is a bit of the odd murder here or there, it’s a great spot for taking photos and exploring, lots of little things to find and do while you are there.

I grabbed a bowl of ramen for dinner and I do confess, I was surprised that it wasn’t poisoned or the cook didn’t stab me. I guess even murder city needs a spot for dinner in between the murders

After a bite I explored for quite a while. There’s a lot to see and find here – and I got to meet the owner who says she’s still building more so I am going to have to come back some time and check out what’s new.

I seriously love this cat you guys.

When it started to rain and murder definitely seemed more likely I decided it was time to head about to Bellisseria for some quiet. Before I headed out though, I decided to avail myself of this “touchless” pizza delivery option. After all, by the time I get home I’m going to be hungry, right?

I really hope this taxi is headed to Bellisseria…what’s that down this tunnel….

Gidge is Homicidal In:
Tights: SHOP ToshyTightsBlackPolkaDotWhite
Lips: [Pink Fuel ] Classic Lipstick – Pin Up Red
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Shoes: -XTC- Evo Hi-Tops [Slink] Stay at Home Club Gift
Dress: ::BG:: Lolipop Dress – Slink Hourglass Stay at Home Club Gift
Clutch: Baiastice_Cuore Mini clutch-black (with pose front right)
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Hair: Navy&Copper – Green Tea
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – EVERLASTING cotton candy

Shot on location at Murder City: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glamorous%20Land/142/120/94

Dusk till Dawn with My Alt

We didn’t have big plans for a Saturday Night, so we ventured out to a local hang out and plopped down in comfy chairs for some acoustic music and an occasional overpriced coffee. I took my alt Aliana over to The Epiphany to pick up a new wig, and it was quality time with someone I don’t find annoying. I’m DEFINITELY going to be keeping her on deck more – she’s not picky about what color hair comes out of a gacha and not fussy when I dress her out of the 10L box from Izzie’s.

Truly, a low maintenance companion.

I was grateful that we thought to grab food while we were at The Epiphany. A cup of noodles and a slice hit the spot as we wound down back at home. Belliseria at dawn is really lovely.

We are going to end up sleeping away Sunday, I’m sure of it.

Gidge is Dusk to Dawn in:
Lips: Izzie’s – LeLutka – All The Colors Matte Lipstick rose 01
Shirt: (NO) Basic Tee – Fitmesh Slink Hourglass – Hangry
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai – Scheherazade
Hair: Exile:: Young Love
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Hands and Feet: SLINK
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body Bundle (Redux) V4.1.1
Pants: [Cynful] Sadystika’s Flare Jeans – Slink HG (Flat Feet)
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx – Natural/LidA (ltbrow)
Cup of Noodles from DOTS – Asian Eats – THE EPIPHANY

Aliana Runo’s Deets:
Shirt: Izzie’s – Layered Tee black (shirt)
Jeans: Izzie’s – Grunge Jeans dirty grey
Body: ABAR – eBODY CLASSIC v8.6 BODY FREE VERSION
Shoes: Pure Poison – Bunny Flats – Mauve –
Hair: Wasabi // Shae Mesh Hair
Head: [AK Advanced] Head V2.5 #Staysafe Limited Edition
Skin: Izzie’s – Ivana Skin pale RB
Eyes: LOTUS. Moonlight Eyes 02 (BOM)

Pizza – Junk Food – The Epiphany
Hair: Wasabi Pills – The Epiphany