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Kawaii a Bit

I have to admit that one of the things I LOVE most about BOM being a thing is my ability to pull out RIDICULOUS things from the beginnings of SL and wear them. SUCH AS – these jeans from Butterfly Island – was that the place or the brand? The brand – was it Coconut Ice? Man I can’t remember….. Oh Butterfly Island, I coveted all your things once upon a time. I bought them, I stalked the lucky chairs, I was a fairy more often than not.

I went back once a couple of years ago or more and was nostalgic and sad for how amazing it used to be – and how it simply had not kept up in the way old stores don’t sometimes.

Thus, I put on my fairy jeans and relive my love of those days when belts were painted on our pants and we thought that was just lovely.

The secret these days, of course, is simply not to move too much in your BOM pants or that waistline slips around like crazy and you look nuts. Thus, I took may photos and tried to find the least nuttiest.

I don’t care. I still love these jeans. Weird painted fairies and all.

Now who wants to help me eat this gummy bear? This thing is ridiculous.

Gidge is Gummy Goodness In:
Jeans: Butterfly Island Fairy Jeans (Vintage)
Brows: Izzie’s – LeLutka Evolution – Eyebrows 16 pink 75%
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Top: =Zenith=lace up tank top (Flower3) -Maitreya
Gummy Bear: Junk Food – Gummi Pop (Pink)
Head: LeLUTKA.Head.Fleur.2.0
Hair: Magika – Hair – Lyric (Size 1)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Shoes: [Cute orDie!] “Walking cake” sneakers (Maitreya)
Skin: [PF] – Gaia – GENUS – (nobrow)

August 28th, 2020. A pink day

Oh hi! Today I didn’t go to work because of what I thought was a sciatica. Turns out it’s a tendonitis in my buttock. Yes, you may laugh, and no, I don’t know how I did that. Anyway, since I had a little time at home on my own, I managed to put together an outfit and take a few pictures.

I went to Uber and grabbed a few of the gifts that each store has, as it’s a birthday round. These lovely glasses were one of them. So were the adorable fairy lights in the picture below. I also grabbed (not a gift but worth it) another set of gorgeous rings from Yummy, and the matching nails from Nylon Outfitters.

Credits :
– Body : Maitreya – Lara
– Head : LeLutka – Nova
– Shape : Banana Banshee
– Eyes – Banana Banshee – WIP
– Piercings : Little Fish – brow rings
– Skin : Lara Hurley – Audri layer [LeLutka] no eyebrows ROSE PALE
– Blush : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] Contour & Blush Rose Pale
– Lips : Lara Hurley – Audri [LeLutka] lips rose ROSE PALE
– Moles : Izzie’s – LeLutka – Face Moles dark + Banana Banshee – Rosie Moles
– Hair : Magika – Hair – Lyric (NEW)
– Glasses : Kunst – Juliette glasses (FREE @ UBER)
– Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
– Nylon Outfitters : Art Nails – Boho Flowers – Maitreya Nail (NEW @ UBER)
– Rings : (Yummy) Raw Crystal Rings (NEW @ UBER)
– Cardigan : Blueberry – The Cutieberry – Cardigan & Top
– Legging : Blueberry – Poppy – Leggings – Maitreya
– Shoes : Friday – Sio Flats (Cloud)
– Bed : Cheeky Pea – Rebecca’s Dream Bed
– Fairy lights : Apple May Designs – Pixie Dust Decor (FREE @ UBER)

SL17B

I had an inauspicious landing at SL17B as the landing point i chose dropped me right in the middle of some pool inside a building of some sort. It never rezzed to the point that I could figure out if it was a temple, or some sort of memorial or what it was I was trapped in. I finally managed to climb out, irritated to say the least but as always, I wanted to love SL17B.

It’s like the sims on SL17B were planned and put together by people who never once had to plan or lay out an event. There is some sort of joyous “cram everything together and who cares how it looks” planning that seems to go on. What this ends up meaning for us mortals not rocking the greatest gaming computer is that it is lag hell, and rendering hell. Is that a rocket ship? Is that a rock? Is that a cyclops? I’ll never know. It never rezzed.

It’s hard to put down the amazing and inspired vignettes our fellow citizens make though. There’s so much joy and creativity, little activities scattered through out to make you smile and let you enjoy the view. Sometimes maybe it’s ok if things aren’t perfect, if you can still enjoy the fun of it.

I stumbled in to a poetry cafe, where we were invited to sit and then touch the photo of the poet we were interested in. I was handed a copy of Maya Angelou’s Poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” which was poignant to me in light everything going on out in the world.

There are some amazing builds, beautiful vignettes to take photos or just play and enjoy your SL. It’s worth the lag and slogging through the mess of it, it really is. There are gifts that are amazing and you can find those in concentrated gift areas. There’s also a shopping area – shop and hop or something or other. You can locate them all here at this link.

Have you gone? You need to go.

After all – there is a free Kittycat! Always a win.

There was a lot more to see and do – obviously one place was giving out a horse to ride, which I found to be delightful. There is a trolley but I could never manage to get on it – i find that confusing. I waited a ridiculous amount of time – let me tell you. It kept going! There is also a drive in movie which LOOKS great but doesn’t work – it says you can click on the screen to start it but it just craps out.

Regardless of these quibbles – SL17B will only come once and this is your chance. Get off your platform and go have some fun. Be ridiculous. Pick up the freebies. Come for the fun, stay for the lag.

Gidge is doing SL17B in:
Ring: (Yummy) Jack’s Typewriter Ring (Right)
Camera: (Yummy) Travel Camera – Black – Side – All Colors
Tee: -tres blah- Fitted Tee (Maitreya) – Cat Icon
Sneakers: Baiastice_Starlight Sneakers-Leather Black-Maitreya
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Jeans: JellyRoll – Maitreya Weekender Jeans
Hair: Magika – Hair – Nova (Size 1)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Skin: [7DS] – BODY 2020 AVONLEA bom skin COTTON CANDY

Corndog Safari

I’m out for adventure today and decided that I wanted some sort of Safari adventure to happen. I found an interesting build which promised animals I could ride and lots of scenery but I got stuck in how cute the landing area was and took a bunch of photos there. There is something to be said for a nice vignette, isn’t there?

I have these new shoes from Ingenue – who is my go to for all shoes – and they are perfect for exploring on a hot day! They’re sneakers! They’re sandals! They’re comfy and perfect and exactly what I needed for wandering this safari landscape today.

I also decided that the time was RIGHT for me to check out Equal 10 and honestly, that event had some great things – not sure why I don’t frequent it more? Really cute things there were going on from folks I was NOT that familiar with. One brand I am very familiar with and a fan of was ChicChica who truly makes some of my favorite foodie things on the grid. It’s fun fun – all of her food is a pretty as it is delish.

She had this corn dog for sale and I tested the demo to check it out and of course – CUTE. I forgot I had it on when I ran off to take pics. So of course, I had a corndog on safari.

Corndog by ChicChica

I mean it’s a demo corndog. But that doesn’t make it any less delicious. I’m going to have to go back and buy the set, I feel guilty being one of those bloggers who wears the demos only! We all know that’s not cool.

But, it was still delicious. Much love to Lilo for her long lasting foodie things.

As my good friend Rose mentioned – Magika is havinga 50% off sale and you need to go. All hair is rebated 50% back to you when you buy it. Her work is beautiful.

Gidge is Travelin In:
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Top: =Zenith=lace up tank top (Flower 1) -Maitreya
Shorts: Addams // Dolores Short w/ Belt // Maitreya
Shoes: Ingenue :: Frida
Hair: Magika – Hunter
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – ASMITA cotton candy
Corn Dog: ChicChica – Equal10

May 9th, 2020

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!

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie shape
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja
Hair : Magika – Sage
Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
Lipstick : Pink Fuel – Dazzle Me
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Outfit : Blueberry – In Control
Shoes : Reign – Maxi heels
Nails : EarthStones Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi – Fatpack – Maitreya
Rings : KUNGLERS – Rowen rings – Citrine
Necklace : Bliensen + MaiTai – Coraline
Eyes : Banana Banshee
Eyelashes : Mila – Volume Eyelashes

May 1st 2020

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


Gidge Goes Victorian

My Water Feature

I was feeling a bit adventurous and rolled the dice on getting one of the new Victorian Homes. Despite the fact that this moved me away from Cajsa – their siren song was just too compelling. My first try I got a lovely spot next to this beautiful water feature.

I have no complaints.

Of course I only had to ride my bike a short way to find people immediately ruining the beautifully curated garden landscape.

I was too dumfounded to let the paving stones rez. What the hell is that? What are you doing?

I get it if you wanna have a vehicle. At least have the sense to put it behind your house.

My friend Gogolita is the decor police – I may have to join her in this endeavor. These are so well done, it’s just tragic if people can’t maintain the look really. How hard is it not to put out crap that doesn’t match?

I’m giving these guys a pass, they might be trying to decide what they like.

Have you made the jump to the Linden Victorians? This is the time – get yours now and let’s make a community! I will put some coffee on and you can come over any time! I promise!

Gidge is at Home In a Victorian: 

Jeans: Maitreya Skinny Jeans  – #01

Nails: Flair

Shirt: (NO) Off Shoulder Tee – Fitmesh – Send Nudes? – M

Camera: AMITOMO.Bon Voyage Gacha [RARE] Vintage Twin-lens reflex camera

Shoes: Blueberry – Group Gift – Shoes Slink Flat

Earrings: Cae :: Lumi :: Earring 

Hair: Magika – Luxe Box: May (Size A)

Body: Slink Physique Original Mesh Body (Redux) V4.1.0

Head: Slink Visage Redux Ashlynn Head V 1.0.0

Ears: Slink Visage Redux F Ear Augment Short Point V1.0.0

Shape: Slink Visage Shape Ashlynn 2

Skin: .::Mother Goose’s::.courney LB

Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes (lights) purple

New Home: Oatley Sim

17/06/2018 – Last one for the road.

So hey! Vintage Fair is still going for another week, but I’m leaving today for a 2 week vacation, and won’t have access to a decent computer where I go. I feel it wouldn’t be right to show you crappy pictures of lovely things, so this is goodbye, for now. But please, please, if you haven’t already, go visit that awesome event, there are so many more things I wish I could have shown you!

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : Pumec – Mila
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – WIP
  • Make-up : Arise – Carol
  • Nails : A:S:S – Aquas
  • Hair : Magika : Insomnia (NEW)
  • Dress : Senzafine – Mei-Mei Qipao (@ Vintage Fair)
  • Shoes : Ingenue – Holly Flats – Cotton (tinted)

10/05/2018 – Summoning the rain with purple

You know what’s funny? I started putting together that outfit a few days ago, and the weather was bright and sunny and frankly a bit too hot for me out here. I guess I was hoping for a little rain to cool the air. Well it worked, I was awaken in the middle of the night by the sound of very heavy rain.

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone bento mesh head
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Faelynn – 1
  • Skin : Murray – Ming – SKT20
  • Moles : Izzie’s – Face & Body Moles (sold separately)
  • Hair : Magika – Marble Machine
  • Necklace : Empyrean Forge – Effloresce – Silver
  • Outfit : Apple May Designs – Inez Jumper – Lavender Pattern (lucky board gift)
  • Umbrella : Lovely Alien – Silken Parasol – white (tinted, obviously)
  • Shoes : Reign – Maxi Heels
  • Poses : Paper Rabbit
  • Picture taken at Doe store