Despite the false mythology of our first Thanksgiving and the martial origins of the official Thanksgiving holiday, Thanksgiving remains one of my favorite holidays. I acknowledge that sordid history, but I love that we have a holiday that is not about anything more than gathering with friends and family to focus with gratitude on the richness and plenitude of our lives. It’s unfortunate that it’s been invade by retail commercialism and ever-more-desperate consumerism, but that is on us. We allow it. And we can bring the holiday back to food, family and thankfulness if we care enough.
I am thankful for many things in my life, but for this post, I want to focus on those things that make me thankful in my Second Life®. First and foremost, I am thankful that Second Life exists and for its culture of creativity, liberality and freedom that allows people to express themselves as they wish to – as people, birds, horses, monsters, cats, dragons and even oscillating balls of light. I am thankful that Linden Lab and Philip Rosedale had that brilliant insight that the users could be allowed to make the world and it could be interesting. I am thankful that LL keeps advancing adding new ways to make our world more beautiful, from Windlight to mesh to materials to whatever comes next, our world evolves and because more beautiful all the time. Continue reading →
I fell for the whimsical dress from CIA Designs that is on sale at Love Donna Flora as soon as I saw those cats peeking over the black line. I love polka dots in the first place and polka dots and cats and this entire feeling of fun and whimsy is charming.
It’s a bloggers paradise with lots of great vignettes waiting for you to take pics of island and beachy themed fun, plus there are lots of goodies from props to clothes and more that I’m enjoying this round.
Dead Dolls has released a very simple but perfect summer sundress that happens to coordinate awesomely both in style and tone with the cherry red heels BOOM released at COLLABOR88 this month (PS ENDING SOON in case you didn’t go). Continue reading →
I wasn’t sure how to start my day after I’d taken the time to get dressed and do my nails. I knew I wanted breakfast but couldn’t decide on what I was willing to bother making. I’m lazy in both worlds and I’m afraid we both skip breakfast more than we should.
Pixel Gidge decided that cake is breakfast too. It also gives me a chance to show you her new dining room set. Ria Bazar released the Toronto dining set and it’s larger than my old set which, although I loved it, was what I wanted. My linden house seems to be proportioned for back when furniture WAS so much larger and I always feel like huge portions of it are empty. It was about 500 lindens for the whole set, table rug, cabinet, lamp etc – so a STEAL. Continue reading →
Those April showers have brought May flowers, which you can clearly see in the closeup of the jewelry I am wearing today, but first let’s enjoy the lovely ombre skirt from Boom that is aptly named Horizon – a nod to its bands of color. The camisole top I am wearing with it is another from Kunglers recent release of casual separates.
I love the pose – one of many I use time and again from Adorkable. I am heartbroken that Adorkable is closing. I love the mirrored poses and the simplicity and grace of her poses. However her poses will still be on marketplace, so I will keep on using them. Meanwhile, she is having a 50% of closing sale – so get thee hence.
I love Rock and Roll almost as much as Joan Jett does. I am feeling particularly rock and roll today in this rockin’ outfit from Gizza with a boost from Baistice and MiaMai. Gizza’s Anarchy outfit includes sleeveless mesh tees that can be worn for a bit more coverage and a leather biker cap. It’s a hot rock outfit, with glam elements such as the quilted leather skirt and the gold chain belt. I wanted to add to the glam, though, so I added a jacket from Baiastice full of gold studs. It comes in several colors and I was tempted to go for black, but decided I like the use of silver with gold.
With so many things going on this weekend, I decided I wanted mellow shopping day without too many crowds or lag to disrupt my experience. But first, I had to get a touch up at the aesthetician to make sure I was cute in case I ran into any of the fashion mafia. I got my roots touched up and decided it might be fun to go check out the Boutique event, especially since I like the idea of a Boutique with cute things you can’t resist. Continue reading →
The question might be asked, “What is too much purple?” Of course I would look at you like you were mad and question your sanity. Obviously, there is no such thing as TOO MUCH purple. Continue reading →