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Life Is Uncertain, Eat Dessert First

Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.

The veggie tray, apple pie, salt and pepper shakers and waffle iron can all be found at The Arcade.

The uncertainties of life are manifest every day. Some uncertainties are harder than others. My sister has Stage IV lung cancer. But her future is still uncertain, it’s quite possible the chemo will kill her long before the cancer can. She’s been in the hospital for two weeks now as a mold has developed in her lungs, thanks to chemo bringing her white blood cell count down to zero. On Thursday, I learned she has developed VRE, a anti-biotic resistant bacteria similar but much more rare than MRSA, the OMG of countless House episodes. Of course, because when you are going to ER three times a day for 90 minute infusions of antibiotics, you develop anti-biotic resistant bacteria. I think it is time for her to eat a lot of dessert. Ice cream, apple pie, chocolate cake, brownies and coffee nips. Go for it!
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Tales from the Wandering Camp

VINTAGE FAIR is happening and I’m lounging in a new release from FISSION, who is still a mainstay of classic couture in my wardrobe. There aren’t a lot of retro fashion designers of consistent quality, Ingenue and Fission area always at the top of my list. Continue reading

Let Me In!

Trimming the Sails

The Arcade is opening at midnight and when that happens, many of you will feel like these adorable critters from Mutresse and Half-Deer. The Mutresse kitty cat is even scripted to furiously scratch at the door, “Let me in! Let me in!”

Trimming the Sails

Meanwhile, Collabor88 is in its last week, so you can leisurely stroll in and pick up the pretties like this gorgeous dress from Zenith. Zenith also released coordinated purses, but who wears a purse lounging on a day bed. This one is from Mudhoney and is at The Arcade. The dress has a hud to change the shirt and bra that you can see under the dress. I added a bandana from katat0nik because it’s adorable.

Trimming the Sails

Speaking of adorable. The Pure Poison shoes are at Collabor88 and can be customized to the nth degree. The chihuahua is from The Arcade (Half-Deer) and is named Toodles. My brother always had a Chihuahua and every one was named Toodles, Toodles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I have no idea why.

Trimming the Sails

My budget was very small this month so I feel very lucky to get this lovely travel caravan from Dust Bunny on the third or fourth pull. I don’t remember exactly, but I felt very lucky. The lace awning makes a great place for a bit of outdoor living with a daybed and dining table.

Trimming the Sails

Tomorrow is June and before you know it the Summer Solstice and hot sunny days of lazing by the lake and relaxing will be upon us. There is everything you could want for some great summer beach side vacations at The Arcade


  • Clothing:  =Zenith=Denim skirt w bra top (light) -Slink Hourglass @ Collabor88
  • Shoes: Pure Poison – Neva Sandals – Slink @ Collabor88
  • Jewelry:  *katat0nik* (boobs/C88) Bandana Scarf @ Collabor88
  • Donna Flora Aqua Earrings
  • Skin: Glam Affair Yumi America @ Collabor88
  • Hair: Clawtooth: Girlfriend in a Coma – Light Ombre @ Collabor88
  • Poses: in furnishings
  • Appliers: Flair 223
    Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Yumi Applier [ America ] @ Collabor88
    Lelutka KEY Hair base applier
  • Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
  • Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6
    Slink Physique, Hands, Feet
  • HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me

Location: All At The Arcade

  • Ariskea Ground Lamp, Pier
  • Black Bantam driftwood horse
  • DRD porch planter
  • Dust Bunny wanderlust header caravan and awning RARE
  • Half-Deer Chihuahuas, Attention Pls, Lounging Donut float
  • Keke Beers on Ice, candles in a pot, sticks with lace
  • Koalifications Pink Beach Chair
  • Mudhoney Piper Snake Plant, table gold, Piper daybed
  • Mutresse Let me in kitty cat
  • Sari-Sari Beach Vacation Buckets of Candles
  • tarte Garden daffodils, dining chairs, dining table
  • What Next Drinks Cooler, watermelon pops tray, mini cheeseburgers

Clean Install! Clean Install! Clean Install!

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse _ Sir Francis Bacon

Why do I procrastinate about doing a clean install? I know that when I crash just by turning or camming or razzing an item, it is time for a clean install, but I delay and try to muddle along, bring my draw distance down to 32 and crashing and getting fed up and closing out of SL for days. I put this outfit on last Sunday and only finally got around to shooting it – AFTER I did a clean install. It’s not like it that hard even.

I know why, though. I am always afraid the new version won’t work and the old version will be gone, lost forever. See my rant on that at “Linden Lab, Don’t Feel My Pain.”

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse _ Sir Francis Bacon

I have also been decorating the beautiful Daylily Cottage from Scarlet Creative for Collabor88. Crashing when I rez things made it a slow process. I really should have done that clean install sooner.
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The Perfect Red

"All my life I've pursued the perfect red." —Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland once said she spent her entire life in search of the perfect red. She should have started at Sascha’s Designs where Sascha Fragelli has captured the perfect red in her Lush Red Dress for The Instruments from February 11th through the 25th. The dress comes with its own jewelry, heart-shaped hat and white boa, but I decided to go in another direction with Lelutka’s bolero in purple (it was a Christmas group gift). Something about red and purple is so lush and wild.
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Baby I’m Perfect…For You

I have a host of things in my inventory from a time in my SL that’s a big blank to me. So as I stand here looking fashiony, I’m going to mention some things and it’s neither a cry for attention nor an excuse. It’s just you see, back in the fall I missed a lot of things.

In the course of trying to keep a handle on my inventory I keep finding things that I can’t recall ever getting. I’m beginning to worry that lovely people who I blog for might think I don’t love them, or didn’t like their things. This is probably likely as I tend to blog daily but my madness is without reason usually when choosing what I blog. I’m telling my story of those days, and so if something got passed over, alas it often stays passed over.

I was trying to think, some time ago, how I had possibly missed an event. How is it I didn’t attend? It was a truly loved event, filled with creators I admire and not one I’m likely to miss. Upon further review I realized- it was the fall.

In the fall you see, both of my parents died.

They had been sick, and within two months I found myself an adult orphan and there was a time when even if I was logged in and blogging, I simply wasn’t here. I was here, but I wasn’t present.

I don’t recall this dress or if I ever blogged it. In fact, starting September 1 I went on autopilot in both lives. I stayed there for months. I did my best to stay plugged in, to focus and do the things that were required. I have blogged a ton. Some of it was sincere, some of it was me phoning it in and I’m sure you noticed that.

I vowed when the new year came that rather than make random goals and resolutions I was simply going to be. Being is a huge thing. Being takes commitment. Being involves being present and you must actual participate in your life for it to work. I vowed to own myself, and know my worth and stop making emotional investments that were bankrupting me. I am determined to make investments where there is a return, and in those – I will make them deeply and with my whole self.

So this is me saying thank you for coming along with Gidge these months as she tried to recover. Thank you Winter, who reached out of a years long silence, across a sea of potential enmity to comfort me when my days were the worst. Thank you constant friends who never left me and were always there, even when I just needed nothing but to not be alone.

I will never recover, I will never heal.

But I am here, and so are you. And that’s pretty damn awesome.

Gidge is Wearing:
Earrings: (Donna Flora) FRANCESCA earring
Necklace: (Donna Flora) FRANCESCA necklace diamonds
Rings: (Yummy) Birthstone Ring – October – Opal (Blogger Copy)
(Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Shoes: YS&YS Rapallo Chic Pure (Maitreya)
Hair: .LeLutka.Aubrey hair.FIT.A
Skin: Glam Affair
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Dress: Fission: Gina dress-Silver (Maitreya)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Eyes: poetic color eyes by LL – summer – lavender field (s)
Shadows: Fiat Lux Triple Projector <a href=”https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Fiat-Lux-Triple-Projector/7802068″ rel=”nofollow”>marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Fiat-Lux-Triple-Projector/78…</a>

8 Years Later

This blog has existed now for 8 years. That’s a long time in SL blogger world, probably even longer in SL Fashion Blogger world. I forget sometimes why we’re considered part of the old guard, until I look through the feeds and don’t know who the hell anyone is.

I’m glad we’re still here, and I’m glad you are too. I don’t know what we’ll be doing in the next year, but I suspect shoes, hair, earrings and clothes will be part of it. And skins, don’t forget skins.

Thanks for reading us all these years.

That bear is strategically placed because I’m not wearing panties and HEY- YO yeah, vagina.


Gidge is Wearing:
Rings: (Yummy) Birthstone Ring – October – Opal (Blogger Copy)
(Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: Deetalez – Susannah
Earrings: Donna FloraALIENA earrings L
ALIENA earrings R
Necklace: ALIENA necklace
Dress: Baiastice_Ellie Dress-Brocade Vanilla-Slink Physique
Wedding Rings: EarthStones Destiny Bridal Set – Gold
Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w4) L
Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w4) R
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat Left V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Flat Right V2.0
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Casual
Shoes: Slink Illona Flats L – Cream
Slink Illona Flats R – Cream
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Cristal [S] – FP Collabor8l8
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