This gorgeous new Belted Dress from Gizza demonstrates how much textures affect clothing. Giz Seom made this with a casual, everyday argyle as well as this glamorous club-hopping snakeskin. The argyle has a turtleneck collar as well while the snakeskin has a jeweled necklace that I decided not to wear – going for something simpler. You can see the options from the vendor picture below.
Meanwhile, The Arcade has inspired me to have a vacation home in the mountains. The lodge from Scarlet Creative is a snug, small little cabin which is what you want. You don’t want such a big vacation home that you spend all your vacation cleaning. I have been decorating it with lots of items from The Arcade, including the wonderful ISPACHI wood carvings. There were some excellent electric signs from Seven Emporium and you can assume what you will about the one I chose.
Well I got a new little dog. I might be into collecting little dogs now. With the Arcade feeding my cute things addiction this weekend it’s hard to say WHERE the madness will stop. But I’ve set up a little campsite with my new Tres Blah trailer and outdoor goodies, and the doggie and me are on vacay! Continue reading
As interesting as many of Berry’s memes may be, I skip most of them because I have my own voice and don’t want my own posts and ideas lost in weekly memes. However, this week’s meme is about one of my favorite things – books! I cannot resist.
- Are you a bookworm? – Yes, I usually have a fiction and nonfiction book and a magazine in the process of being read at all times.
- Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – Paperback. I like the size, they are lightweight which is nice since I have had arthritis in my hands since I was twelve. I like my Kindle, but when I fall asleep reading it and it drops and hits me on the nose, it hurts more than a paperback.
- Which book is your favorite? – I have many favorites for different reasons, but one that go back to again and again and have re-read more than any other is Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West. There is a singular precision to her prose that I love. If you read it, you will know that the common “we didn’t know” excuses from the Allies about the Holocaust are untrue. They knew, she wrote about it before the war.
- Which children’s book is your favorite? – Pippi Longstocking. There is no other contender no matter what my sister says. She claims it is Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, but that’s her favorite book, not mine. I don’t even remember reading it.
- What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. At first I thought it was going to be too hipster for me, but it was not. I loved it. Continue reading
Vespertine is releasing some gacha pieces for the book lover who really adores the look of books throughout their dwelling. They’re amazing pieces to create little vignettes for a blog, or just to enhance the narrative of your own Second Life.
Tres Blah has an assortment out, some adorable spring themed items for your home, I’ve got a few goodies and I confess I’m going to have more if I have my way.
I admit I love little personality pieces to spice up the look of my home. I’m a sucker for silhouettes.
And if those goodies weren’t fun enough, I’m also off for a weekend of relaxing at the beach in my new Tres Blah camper and some other items from their spring collection for THE ARCADE.
The Arcade opens at 12:01 AM SLT on 3/1/2014 and these are just a few of the NOT to be missed pieces of awesome this round.
Get on your marks.
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
The Arcade is rolling into town on March 1 and it’s time to start showing you what some of the goodies that are going to be available are. One of my FAVORITE things The Arcade offers is AWESOME skins at a steal. Usually these pulls are 100L and well worth it. I showing you the three rares in the first photo. The skins will also have a lip color option, and a freckles option, so if you’re a freckle girl you can definitely have them. Continue reading
We had our second snowstorm of the winter in Southtown and I confess I’m done now. Bring me warm weather and sunny days. I am ready for cool evening breezes and casual, lazy southern days.
Fission, the new brain child of Lavea Alter (you may remember from A-Bomb long ago) is bringing us fresh, fun pieces that are driving away the most tedious winter days. So even if it’s not left your RL, you can escape to paradise in your SL and these gorgeous pieces are perfect for it.
I’m still rolling around in Tuli this week. This is Sara, such a pretty face. Tuli does a great job not only with lips, which I have mentioned before, but with blonde brows. Some folks cannot get blond brows right.
Gidge Is Wearing:
Lip Gloss: [:Tuli:] Sara / pearl :: Lips :: Intense Red (gloss)
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
More Lashes: *MC* "Falsies" Eyelash – Upper (add)
Hair: Exile::Quiet Afterthought
Top: Fission: Say It Right cami-black (S)
Skirt: Fission: Say It Right skirt-Red (S)
Feet and Hands:Slink Mesh (Av Enhance)
Shoes: [LVLE] Naenia Slipons – Black/White
Skin: [:Tuli:] Sara / pearl (blond) :: 03
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris (S)
The MiaMai Bridal Collection is out and inspiring me to try out Quicktime’s new built in screen capture film-making. Monica Outlander of MiaMai has found inspiration in the new materials option and her inspiration and craft are really shown to great effect in this gown where the shine and shimmer of materials add luster and glimmer and subtle shading. It’s a gorgeous gown that inspired me to run over to Memento Mori to shoot some pictures that might capture some of the magic in her gown. The song is Sara Bareilles’ The Light because light is so much a part of the experience of wearing this dress – and of Memeto Mori.
Not the little dusting of pink in the light.
Sometimes I am curious how designers choose the names of their outfits. A lot of designers give their dresses names of women and I sometimes wonder why a blue shirt dress is a Helen instead of say, an Eleanor. What makes a Lisa or a Maria dress? I am always happy, then, when I see a dress and the genesis of the name is clear. For example, this dress from Snowpaws for The Style Icon is called Soufflé and it’s obvious the puffs of fabric that rise up around the waist are the inspiration, though I doubt this skirt will fall if you slam the oven door.
For years the debate has raged, why are some avatars so frowny. It’s not just a bit of expression on the face, it’s an over exaggerated look of I don’t even know what.
It looks a bit crazy. Yes. I said it. It looks CRAZY. If this is you, YOU LOOK CRAZY. I know your blog your rules, so obviously if you CHOOSE to look crazy, then that’s all good. I choose to look like a pixel Barbie doll and obviously this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea at all. So, I am not saying that I dispute your right to look crazy, I’m simply saying – that’s how it looks to me. Or should I say – LOOKED.
Because you see, dear readers, I’ve had a revelation. I’ve seen the light. Epiphany. Continue reading