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
I stopped off at the memorial garden for Squint the other day. I have been thinking about Squint (Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora) a lot lately. I agreed to organize Fashion For Life, the fashion fundraising event for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. I am sure I was asked because of my role organizing Love Donna Flora on her behalf last year. Like most of us, cancer has impinged on my life in many ways and continues to do so.
Right now, my niece is struggling with a particularly virulent form of cancer that has her driving 340 miles to the Mayo Clinic several times a month. A friend and former colleague is flying from Portland to Philadelphia for an experimental cancer vaccine treatment. Who knew cancer came with frequent flyer miles? Another friend’s father just learned Monday that his prostate cancer has not responded as they has hoped and he must try another treatment regimen. Last month yet another cousin died of cancer and I won’t even begin to count the losses in my extended family. My cousins number in the hundreds – so yeah, I don’t even want to start counting.
I do not know how senior citizens do it. I am far away from that demographic and already my calendar is changing from one that was almost nothing but birthdays and wedding anniversaries to an ever-growing collection of anniversaries of loss. And too many of those losses are due to cancer.
That is just one of the many reasons why I support Fashion For Life and through it, the American Cancer Society whose programs not only research better treatments, but advocate for prevention, early detection, provide support to people living with cancer all while focusing on the long term goal of ending this global scourge that takes over 8 million people a year. Whether as a designer or a shopper, you can make a difference. Please go to the Fashion For Life web site and mark your calendars for June 7th – 20th.
Gowns for swooshing around a dance floor have yet to be created in mesh. Mesh moves with your avatar but not so much on the wind. That’s why I’m always going to be secretly in love with a flowing gown now and again. Sascha’s Designs has released this one, and I’ve opted for the slinky one leg out version. I’m sexy like that. Continue reading
Ingenue has released INGA leggings in both dots and solids, obviously SHE HAD ME AT DOTS and they are a perfect cute comfortable looking leggings choice for casual comfy days on the grid. I love the texturing I can FEEL how cozy these are.
It’s a quickie today but when it’s this cute really, isn’t a quickie all you need?
Wearing: Leggings from Ingenue – INGA – Dots – ALL Colors.
It always starts the same way, that infernal RL Gidge logs me in, and rouses me from my slumber and lazy girl ways. Luckily, she appreciates my desire and need for a hot, caffeinated beverage before even thinking about getting my pixel life going. Continue reading
I’m counting down the days until Game Of Thrones begins again. It’s pretty much the only reason for living (kidding). To keep in the spirit of one of my favorite characters Daenerys, I found this super cute mesh gown from On A Lark called Dragonius, it has dragon scales…how nifty! I also really love the bottom of the dress, the gathering and the splash of color peeping through.
Also, here is an obligatory close up because why the heck not!
Hybie Is Wearing:
Dress: On A Lark – Dragonius Dress – Snow – mesh
Hair: Exile – Counting Stars – Naturals – mesh
Necklace: Cae – Eternal Love
Eyes: Ikon – Ascension – Glacier
Skin: Lara Hurley – Emily – smokey – milky plus emily lips