Category Archives: Cocktail

And down by the shore an orchestra’s playing

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This month’s Genre showcase is the big band era, those few decades when men were dashing in top hats and tails and women were elegant in gowns full of drama and glamour. No wonder I chose oOo Studio’s Glamorous and Drama pose series for this photo set.

When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It brings back a night of tropical splendor
It brings back a memory ever green

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This opalescent Satin Doll gown from Cog & Fleur is all sinuously sexy and full of drama with the low back and the softly draping silk charmeuse fabric that is so lustrous in the projector lights. I suppose that with the dress being named Satin Doll, I should have used Johnny Mercer’s song, but I don’t really like it that much – and went for this Cole Porter classic instead.

I’m with you once more under the stars
And down by the shore an orchestra’s playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin the beguine Continue reading

Get Thee To Japan Fair

I was scrolling through my PLURK feed early yesterday morning and caught “JAPAN FAIR” from one of the blog aggregators that I added recently. That sounded like sometihing I couldn’t miss so I changed my blogging plans and decided to find this. The blog post they listed didn’t give a slurl and I couldn’t find it in search.

God Bless Dr Google.

For all the info here is the blog. And because I’m awesome here is the SLURL.  Continue reading

And Then It Was The 8th

Collabor88 landed with a BOOM and a THUD and the only other sound you heard was the sound of fashionistas heels clicking as they raced to get in. I am as excited as anyone with the gorgeous watercolor palette this round, it’s a very Gidgey experience.

KatatOnik right out of the gate and the adorable flats from Ingenue reminded me of the party dresses of yesteryear that I love so much. Is it wrong I want to dress like that every day? Continue reading

Help Me Find You on Marketplace

My afternoon began with a text from one of my best friends, Codie. “I need your help. I have to find something to wear to Dirk’s funeral.”

We spend a lot of time getting dressed for frivolous things in SL, things that don’t matter.  It’s amazing how your thoughts wander though, when what you are dressing for something that does in fact matter to you, when it’s not frivolity and trite.  Continue reading

Get OUT Raccoon

Every single time I log in, some asshat has been in my house. The doors are always wide open. Wouldn’t you know it this time, as I’m trying to OUT for the night I find a raccoon running through the house?

I am just trying to go out for the night! GO AWAY RACCOON!

Gidge Is Wearing:
Lipstick: *League* Erin Tintable Lipstick -6
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Earrings: (Donna Flora) BODZA
Hair: Clawtooth: Moonage Daydream – Snow
Shoes: Miamai_Xanadu chain Stiletto – bilbao green
Dress: Pure Poison – Diana Geo Dress – S
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium S
Hair: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant S Right
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Mouse S Left
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Bronze Blonde Chest C
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (S)
Bike: What Next

A Princess With Grace

Before the general American girl’s love affair with Princess Diana, if you old enough, you know we had Princess Grace. She was a real Princess of a magical kingdom that none of us quite understood why it was a kingdom (ok principality but when you’re a kid wtf is THAT?) but we knew she was a real princess. She was a movie star which is awesome and then she became a princess which was even MORE awesome.

What little girl could dream of more? Continue reading

Let’s Talk Simple

A nice job texturing a simple dress can be as much of a skill as anything. This little halter dress from Ducknipple makes me think it’d be cute at a more elegant pool party as well – with your swimming suit underneath.

It’s perfect for the cocktail hour of said party. It makes me feel summery and ready to be rid of all my baggage of the winter season.  I am also wearing some kicky new pumps for SLINK feet that are from LWarwick. They’re nicely made and great slip ons for casual or more dressy occasions too. Continue reading

Some ARCADE FanFiction

Arcade opens on the 1st and I’m SO excited! ALL THE THINGS! I want ALL THE THINGS. Ok well most of the things.  One of the first things I’m excited about are these adorable fans for your home. You might thing “oh fans” but they’re just SO adorably textured, they kick up your decor as well as create a nice cool breeze as you go about your boring housework.

They’re an adorable touch! Continue reading

Intergalactic …Planetary…Planetary…Intergalatic

I have to commend COLLABOR88. They resisted the temptation and didn’t drive the grid mad with pink hearts even though February is traditionally pink heart overload in SL. I love the pink hearts, don’t get me wrong. But when even I begin to find it tiresome, you know it’s being over done for sure.

I love the hair pin that is the solar system, from UFO. They have some of the cutest packaging on the grid.

I am also trying out three new things today.

1. Mia Snow released a new skin – for 1L as an intro to a new skin line. It’s very pretty. And hey 1L.  Mia was super sweet and has named her skin with the brand MIA14  to help you keep your inventory straight – I think that’s great. Very thoughtful!

2. It didn’t come with eyebrows – or not discernible ones. My friend Lourdes directed me to Soiree on MP and I demo’d all of their tattoo layer brows before settling on Viviane. I have to say I liked them ALL but they weren’t quite GIDGE.

3. I am also finally dorking around with the MonCheri mesh eyelashes Cajsa got me. They’re pretty cool. I fit these to work with style 2 – I thought 1 and 3 were more dramatic and overwrought than I was looking for.  You can choose from various colors, tipped lashes etc for a lot of variety plus one that’s tintable.  You can select upper only, bottom only or both.Nifty.

LaRoo released an adorabe set of heels for us girls who need to make sure we’re always ready to stab your eye out with our shoes.  As always they come in a myriad of colors with tons and tons of pedicures for your cute little toes!

There wasn’t a color match avail for this MIASNOW skin however, I dorked around and got it matched really easily on my own. YAY ME!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Gidge Is Wearing:
Manicure: [ PXL ] Manicure – Black RedFrench
Dress: ::{u.f.o}::supernova suspender dress COLLABOR88
Brows: Soiree – Vivian Brows #Light Blonde
Shoes: (LaRoo) Medusa Pumps (Fatpack)
Lashes: *MC* "Falsies" Eyelash – Lower (add)
*MC* "Falsies" Eyelash – Upper (add)
Hair Band Planets: ::{u.f.o}::planet planet hairpin
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Anemone Black Earring
Hair: Clawtooth: Lady Stardust – Snow COLLABOR88
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Skin: MIA14 … Pale} EMBER TREND
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (M)

Morning Rush

I was once at a bridal shower, and all the married ladies were asked to give the future bride a word of advice. Her mother’s advice was, “Always do the dishes before you leave the house for the day.”

I thought this was the stupidest most annoying advice I had ever heard in my life. Who wants to start off their day doing the dishes? Continue reading