Once upon a time, I was a fae. I would roam the lands of a fantasy role play sim, wearing beautiful gowns and wings. But then sad things happened, I lost the love of my Slife, and left a land that no longer felt like home. I sometimes still miss the simple joy of fly-dancing with my beloved around the drum circle, surrounded by my best friends, Shay the fae, Maelenn the avariel, Eithne the dryad and Richy the dragon. So when I spotted the wings from Decoy at Collabor 88, it felt like a blast from the past, and I just had to put together an outfit with The Secret Store’s latest cutie, and find a whimsical place to take a picture.
Since I got my Lelutka Nova head, I’ve been wearing the same skin, as it was the only one I demoed that felt like me. Well I finally found another one, but, oh well, it’s yet again a skin from Lara Hurley. What can I say, her work is amazing. I’d also like to tell you about a store I discovered not long ago, Simple Bloom. If you’re not satisfied with your eyebrows, or if you want to try something different, and get a unique look, go visit their store, they have hundreds of different eyebrows, mostly BOM, and they are extremely well made.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Shape : Banana Banshee – Nova Shape – Hair : Magika – Cassiopeia – Skin : Lara Hurley – Bryn layer [LeLutka] no brows ROSE PALE – Eyebrows : Simple Bloom – Evolution_female JuliaFire S.Straight Brunette – Lipstick : Lara Hurley – Bryn [LeLutka] MID/DARK/Pale/ROSEPALE lips 6 – Face Moles : Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles // Izzie’s – LeLutka – Face Moles dark – Body Moles : Izzie’s – Body Moles dark – Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP) – Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Fatpack – Maitreya – Dress : The Secret Store – Iris Silky Dress – Gold (NEW @ Collabor 88) – Shoes : The Secret Store – Stella Bow Strapped Heels – Wings : Decoy – Angela Wings: Cherry Wings (NEW @ Collabor 88) – Necklace : Nanika – Elle Necklace 3 Gold – Rings : Yummy – Fairytale Rings – Maitreya (NEW @ Collabor 88) – Shoes : The Secret Store – Stella Bow Strapped Heels
One would think, with two boys under 5 at home, my life would be filled with toy cars and firetrucks… well, actually, it is. But my oldest is also very much into princesses at the moment. Very. Much. His imaginary friends are called Anna and Elsa. So when he walked by my computer earlier this morning, he went “waaaaaaaaah! Mummy!! You’re a PRINCESS!! So pretty!”
Also, I finally gave in and got myself one of the new Evolution heads at LeLutka. Actually that happened a while ago but it took me weeks to make it look like “me”. Now, I’m quite pleased, because I can wear some of my old system skins. Not today though, today, I’m wearing one of the latest Lara Hurley, and I have to say I love it.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka – Nova – Shape – home made – Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri – Rose Pale – Eyes : Banana Banshee – October – Forest pack – Hair : Exile – Versailles – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Necklace : Nanika – Elle Necklace – Dress : Junbug – Pippa – Blush – Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle and Shine Mani/Pedi – Rings : Kunglers – Rowen – Quartz
Decor : – Nutmeg – Distressed Grand Piano dark with pink drape – Nutmeg – Dark Piano chair – pink – Nutmeg – Old music sheets – floor – Nutmeg – Old music sheets – standing – Nutmeg – Vintage metronome
On Friday night I had the distinct pleasure of taking my old friend Dancien around the grid on a tour of “the NEW SL”. Except, it’s not really NEW it’s just – “CHANGED AND UPGRADED FROM WHEN YOU LEFT SL”. I started him off with a quick run to Kittycats because even if he didn’t want their free kittycat – well I did. (He did).
If you haven’t heard, they have these kitties out, you get either a boy or a girl and they are free – one per resident. AND you don’t have to feed them. If you covet a sweet little friend for your Linden home or personal parcel, I recommend these lovelies.
Next we popped over to Dutchie so I could show him the awesome furniture including a dining set I covet that has really cool meal sequencing available. He covets the bar – so i’m going to look forward to popping over to his place and having drinks.
After that we went to 7 Emporium and picked up yard signs to offend our neighbors. HOA BE DAMNED!!
I’ve also been working on more house decorating and finally got progress on my office.
In her previous post Rose mentioned her new love of grabbing old and new things and putting them together. Honestly that’s become my jam. I love shopping and am not stopping, but there’s no reason why GREAT things from my inventory can’t come out for a spin now and then. I mean, Blueberry makes AMAZING jeans. Why wouldn’t I wear them just because they aren’t new?
i still like my Catwa head that was free. I have one quibble and that is that my ears go green on the regular. What is that about? It’s disconcerting but you still see me wearing it don’t you?
Gidge is showing Dancien Around In: Hair: #BESOM HAIR~Jae size 1 Shirt: LACUNA Raglan Doll Tee – M – Lavender & Almond Jeans: Blueberry – Ashberry Jeans – BlueberryBooty – Maitreya Earrings: EarthStones Hoot Owl Earring – Winter Shoes: Ingenue :: Dorrit Sandals (Maitreya) :: Fatpack Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0 Backpack: Tee*fy The Unusual Bags – Dream Tv Pink Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA pineapple Location: Kittycats – free gift one per resident. NO food required.
I grabbed this cute dress at the Fashionably Dead booth at Collabor88, and then I had to dig in my inventory to find pretty things to match. And boy did I find things! That skin, for instance, si from Clef de Peau, and believe it or not, I’d never worn it before. It was buried deep in a folder of “things to sort and maybe blog”, and I’m glad I found it. It’s very pretty and the freckles are a lovely option.
But let’s get back to that dress for a minute. It comes in a gazillion colours, but I was feeling in the mood for green. The HUD offers a lot of corset options, plain and embroidered, and the level of detail is stunning.
There are stores, around the grid, where you can’t just buy one item, you just have to fatpack the whole thing. Blueberry usually has a style that’s way too sexy for my taste, but whatever she releases, even the things I wouldn’t wear, are impeccably made. The mesh is flawless, the textures gorgeous. Her latest release, In Control, is no exception, and covers enough skin that I can feel comfortable wearing it. It comes with a choice of trousers or short skirt, a top that can be lacy-see through or plain (obviously I chose plain), a blazer jacket, and it even offers shoes but I opted for a pair of maxi heels from Reign. Look at me being all working girl!
Oh hi again! I told you I got both the short and the long version of the cute jumpsuit from Etiquette, didn’t I? Well here’s the long one. I chose the green one because I figured, for a long one, a lighter colour would be prettier. Then came the hard part, accessorising. And for that I went into digging mode in the organised chaos that is my inventory. I apologise in advance if some of the things I wear are old and possibly discontinued.
I’ve been buying hair from Magika since 2007 I think, back then it was already way better than what most other (now long gone) hair makers would do. I’m always amazed at how, with every new release, Sabina Gully keeps improving and renewing her style. This cute one is called Prudence and comes with a cat and a devil horn headband, but I wanted something more elegant for this picture so I dug up this starry headband.
Credits : – Body : Maitreya – Lara – Head : LeLutka Simone – Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja – Eyes : Banana Banshee – Hair : Magika – Hair – Prudence – Headband : Monso – My Star Headband/ Gold – Glasses : EarthStones Eye Glasses – The Curator – Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5 – Necklace : Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Ariel Sun Pendant – Short – Lipstick : Izzie’s – LeLutka Applier Fae Lipgloss – Jumpsuit : Etiquette – Keira Jumpsuit green – Bracelets : Cae – Hana – Rings : Yummy – Theia Ring set @Uber – Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi @Uber – Shoes : Friday – Sio Flats – Sunny @Uber
Oh hai! Apparently there’s a trend on Flickr that consists of taking pictures sideways, or with an horizontal avatar. From what I understand the goal is to get one’s picture picked as group cover, then one snapshots said cover and posts it again on their Flickr. I find that last part highly ridiculous, but just like bloggers referring to designers as “sponsors”, I guess that’s how the world goes nowadays and you just have to go with the flow. I do miss simpler times, when one blogged just what they liked, when they liked it, and once in a while would get blogger copies and would be over the moon with them… oh well, I’ll just keep my old fart’s habits and hope people enjoy my ramblings. But just for today, just for the fun of it, here’s a horizontal picture :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Skin : Pumec – Oksana – April (PP 09/18)
Eyes : Banana Banshee (WIP)
Eye lashes : Mila – Volume eyelashes
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
Hair : Astrology – Tiffany (@Hair Fair)
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Glasses : EarthStones – The Curator
Lipstick : Pink Fuel – My My Matte! – Autumn (PP 09/2018)
“This was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one. There were still plenty left running to keep the air over Detroit filled with that choking industrial aptitude, but you were never far from a hollowed-out factory, massive steel tubes on the roofs pointing up toward the sky with nothing left inside but dust and cobwebs. These giant pillars of concrete and metal now jutted high like extended index fingers from broken and casted hands, pointing toward something they would never touch.”
― Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel
The Arcade closes at midnight Saturday and if you let that happen without picking up the fabulous industrial pieces from NOMAD, you will miss out. The gacha has the delicious name of My Cozy Little Industrial Facility that cracks me up in the best possible way. Continue reading →
Oh god is it time to wake up already? No, it can’t be. I’m so tired from yesterday. I cannot believe how busy I was in SL yesterday, I think I did all the things. Ok well some of the things. Continue reading →
With Honour McMillan either on break or gone, as she likes, I’m at a loss for where to go shoot when I’m in a fun mood. However, Gidge 2016 is an adventurous girl and she’s going to hit the mean streets without a compass if necessary to find adventure and fun.
Funny true story (funny “ugh Gidge you don’t pay attention” vs. “funny oh my what a pickle”) is that when the Belleza various bodies came out I originally was in VENUS a lot but then decided I wanted to be a curvy girl now and again and in my memory it was ISIS that was the curviest girl.