I accept the fact that I’m more than a bit of a Second Life PRUDE. That’s ok. It’s my Second Life and I can be who I want. I respect the fact that you too can be whatever you want. But, I think that when our fantasy existences cross one another, a certain amount of decorum, and well – manners, should be expected.
Case in point.
I got dressed – as pictured, and ventured out because a good friend had new releases that were not to be missed. I actually had several stops on my shopping list, but this first one was a much anticipated release -a must have. Continue reading
Events, they’re everywhere. The trick to them is doing what my grandmother would’ve called separating the wheat from the chaff. While I might throw in my vote on the side of “There are too many events” what that really means is – there are too many crap events.
But that’s a generalization and those are never completely accurate now are they? Continue reading
I don’t normally like to post things so close to closing time, but I really enjoyed my outfit today, so alas, I am going to share it anyway.
Collabor88 closes it’s doors at 11:59pm slt tonight, so you only have a little time left to go shopping. The new round starts on Sunday.
I bought one pair of these shoes originally, then found out you can mix and match through the huds. Sadly at the time I did not find the fatpack, and after buying 5 pairs I’m super tempted to ask to pay the difference and get the fatpack, they really are too much fun to play with.
Skin – Dulce Secrets – Mikaia Skin in Cognac Tone/Smoked Makeup – @ Structure Your Skin Project
Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Clara Bow in Darknight
Eyes – CNZ – Real Eyes with Colour Change Hud @ Stuff in Stock
Lashes – N/A
Dress – R2 – A/D/E Kirabi in Navy/Gold @ Collabor88
Stole – Ryvolter – Mink Princess Stole in Champagne @ Collabor88
Shoes – Schadenfreude – Casinelle Shoes @ Collabor88
Jewelry Set – HANDverk – Zelda Set in Green @ Collabor88
TP to Structure Your Skin Project
TP to Stuff in Stock
TP to Collabor88
Poses – KS2Kool
Location – The Rose Theatre & Art Gallery
My computer is back with a new hard drive, so it’s kind of like starting with a blank slate. It is certainly the cleanest clean install of Second Life I have done as it was the first application I installed. So there I was in-world again after my short hiatus and ready to Collabor88. But first, I had to log in as the LoveDonnaFlora avatar and transfer all the funds to Squinternet after the Love Donna Flora event. All in all, the event raised $12,619.45 to help support Squinternet’s struggle with cancer. There may be some more coming in after the event, but it is likely to be small and will, of course, be transferred to Squint regularly.
Speaking of Donna Flora, the dress I am wearing is a perfect Collabor88tion of MiaMai’s Monica Outlander and Donna Flora’s Squinternet. Again, Monica executed Squint’s vision, marrying her skills and sensibilities with Squint’s exuberant love of vintage. The result is a dress that seems to have a third collabor88tor in the mix, Gustav Klimt. The blend of fabrics were surely chosen by Squint after consulting with Klimt. And who could be a better collabor88tor for the 1920s. It’s not well known, but Klimt designed some dresses with his lover Emilie Flöge, the couturier. His dresses hung from the shoulders, without a defined and corseted waist and were very bohemian in their aesthetic.
Leather and lace probably would have become a fashion cliche without Stevie Nicks, but she certainly helped it along. Has there been a season of Project Runway without some leather and lace walking down the runway, usually with flowing tulle. Well, it does not have to be a cliche as you can see in this very modern minimalist one button jacket with the small lace punctuation for R2 for Collabor88 and these great Napa leather pants from NYU for faMESHed.
Modern sensibilities continue with the jackets square cut open back. This is as angular as the front is curved. This is a jacket that is thoroughly modern with its few touches of romanticism nearly invisible, as in the black on black brocade sleeves. It is still feminine, but strong and modern. It looks forward, not back and there is not a sentimental stitch in its fabric. You can find it at Collabor88 in an array of bright colors as well as this black and white with a coordinating miniskirt. I opted to pair it with the NYU leather pants to change it up and drop any possibility of it bursting into song “you give me your leather…Take from me my lace.”
HANDverk has released a set of post modern moulded furniture that would be perfect for a vagrant pixel Auntie Mame to terrify suburbanites with.
I’m showing off my favorite piece in the collection right now, a sofa nee chaise fitted with multiple sits and easy adjusting to keep your arms out of the sides.
I will be showing off the entire set soon but I wanted to pair this piece with the avant garde complete outfit I picked up at Black Haus White Market on Lazy Sunday. Lazy Sunday still one of my fave sale days, thanks for keeping it going.
My nails are SO two days ago, from FLAIR where you can get more nails than you can shake a stick at, to color your SLINK mesh nails. I always wear the ones marked ANIM and they move perfectly with my poses. It’s magic.
The hair isn’t a new release but it’s from Amacci, whom I consider to be a staple of quality releases. You should pop over there if you haven’t been in a while.
Busy Wednesday is Busy.
Be beautiful my loves!
Gidge Is Wearing:
Dress and Skin, leggins and boots: *Black Haus White Market* – Avante Garde
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 1
Hair: Amacci Hair Nami ~ Vanilla Blond
Nails: Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails (ANIM)
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~
Eyes: Vision by A:S:S – Quinn – Gaynor natural
Sofa: HANDverk – Eames Lachaise
My friend has been blathering on in her “I am always right” sort of way that I needed to download Niran’s viewer because it makes Firestorm look like an old bag lady. Only she wasn’t so polite.
I’ve been an old Firestorm girl but since the gridlines and big black box issues, I just stopped taking pics in it mostly because I can’t FIX them. So today, before I logged in to shop, I downloaded Niran’s. The rest, is history. Continue reading
Sophie and I would like to cordially invite you all over to our skybox on our friend Tristan’s land to enjoy some lovely bacon roses and chocolate fondue. This seems like an appropriate breakfast to me, so I do hope you’ll join us. Continue reading
I had just wrapped up my FLF shopping when Sasy insisted I come out and be festive for a while. Her suggestion for festive was to start at Bewbapalooza or however it’s spelled. It’s a sale event (I dunno if discounted) for the wearers of the mesh boobs. It’s also carnival themed and Whimsy played the strong man game and won me a popsicle. YAY POPSICLE.
Anessa Stine joined us and fondled her boobs as we wandered around looking at the items.
It was somewhere about that time, that Sasy said “It’s your REZ DAY!”
OMG. It was my rez day and I didn’t even know it. SL Old Age kicks in.
We popped over to the Men’s Department sale next and while Whimsy oooo’d over kilts (and the lack of underwear beneath I think) I grabbed the free gift from Handverk – a red scale clutch. There is probably some humor in the fact that the gift at the Men’s Department sale is for women. Or, men who carry a red scale murse. Continue reading
Hitting the road to head out of town is both an exciting adventure and a hassle. I love to travel, I hate to leave. Generally there is nothing for it but to plunge ahead and be pretty. I find that gets me through most things. Continue reading