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I Can’t Enough Octopus

I popped over to SaNaRae to grab some Octo-Goodies from Schadenfreude. These delicious treats did not disappoint.

Gidge is Cephalod Lovin In:
Bodysuit: (Nylon Outfitters) Lace BodySuit
Skin: Izzie’s – LeLutka Daphne Skin (Face) rosy
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Kate” (Fatpack)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Earrings: +:SS:+: Kaleidoscope Earrings – Red (VINTAGE)
Shirt and Pants: – Isobel – Shirt
More Rings: Amala – The Athena Stacking Rings
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Food: Schadenfreude Foodie Octopus Ice Cream RARE
Schadenfreude Foodie Octopus Yellow Udon

The Pirates of Bellisseria

I went outside to get set up for my cookout/pool party today and discovered this off the coast. The Jolie Rouge is up, so that’s a bit concerning to me. They continued sailing onward around the tip of the coast and heading toward Bloodroot. I feel like it’s very likely that is where they were headed with a name like that. Don’t you?

Just a simple affair today with lots of sun and food. I’m going to have to get Aliana to change her hair when Cajsa finally gets back on the grid regularly. Two redheads would be too confusing. But she’s my Alt Bestie that’s for sure. I keep thinking I will make her a proper bedroom – it can almost be like she really lives here! Poor girl. I never let her go many places.

It’s hot and sweaty today. A true traditional summer kick off kind of day. I should have invited over more people but then I’m never good at being around when other people are having things. I should work on that.

I picked up a new pool from the Stay at Home Club – that is a great free pick up run don’t walk. I also got us both a new swimsuit for the day. Free is my favorite price.

I hope that your Memorial Day weekend was reverent to those lost but that your time spent with family and friends was fully of love and sunshine.

Happy Monday girls.

Gidge is kicking off summer with:
Head: Catwa
Hair: Exile::Loose Ends
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Bikini: TP – FLAMINGO Bikini Bra Maitreya – Stay at Home Club
Overalls: N-Uno
Tank: Addams
Earrings: ~FBG~ Conversation Hearts Antique Gold Earrings
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – EVERLASTING cotton candy

Aliana is all free all the time in:
Jeans and Tank from Stay at Home club
Bikini from Stay at Home Club
Hair from – Wasabi Pills (gacha)
Skin From – 7 Deadly Skins

Head – Akeruka

Home: Gidge’s Vic on Abrus – Bellisseria
Picnic Table: Vintage Cheeky Pea
Grill: Tres Blah
Pink Lemonade: What Next
Radio: Tres Blah

May 12th, 2020

I’m liking this idea of getting one new item, and matching it with a bunch of older things from my inventory. For one, I’m thrifty these days and it saves me some l$. Also, it ensures I will not show the exact same look everyone is displaying on the feeds. I fatpacked the Jouy dress at the Emery Booth at Collabor 88, it came with a lovely jacket but I found one from

I didn’t feel like travelling on the grid to take m picture, so I just stayed at home. I do love my home, I probably should show more of it some day.

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
Skin : Amara Beauty – Clara (LeLutka applier)
Eyes : Banana Banshee – October
Hair : Lamb – Stellar
Glasses : Cae – Zora
Dress : Emery – Jouy dress – gold (@ C88)
Jacket : Tres Blah – Leather Jacket
Shoes : The Oak – Musye High Heels

Furniture :
Cheeky Pea – Hardy Bedroom Set

May 10th, 2020

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.

Credits :
Body : Maitreya – Lara
Head : LeLutka – Simone
Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
Skin : Clef de Peau – Bianca – Nature
Lipgloss : Izzie’s – Sheer Lipgloss
Eyes : Banana Banshee
Eyelashes : Mila – Volume Eyelashes
Hair : Elikatira – Amberlia
Glasses : Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses
Ears : Mandala – Steking Season 5
Dress : Fashionably Dead – Casual Queen – Forest (@C88)
Nails : EarthStones – Sparkle & Shine Mani/Pedi
Rings : Yummy – Gardenia Rings
Tights : The Secret Store – Polka Tights – Applier
Flats : Phedora – Sorcha flass

Light and Dark

The gifts at Fameshed this round are ridiculous and I’m clad in them today. This little lingerie-esque dress plus my hair were both pickups from the multitude of gifts available. Truly- I admire the generosity of their creators. More than once I grab something and then go back to buy more because I’m impressed with the style or quality. Giving good freebies says a LOT about you as a creator.

To those of you giving out chokers. Get your shit together. Especially those of you who make home furnishings and give out a choker. They’re always crap. Just stop it.

Now that I’m ranty I’d also like to say that if you give a free gift, it should be OF the sort of thing you make. If you make hair, don’t give me earrings. If you make shoes – for the love of god don’t give me a flower. You see, if you give me shoes and I’m impressed, I’m going to come back and buy shoes from you. If you give me some random ass flower -I’m not going to remember you as a shoe maker.

Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

It’s a ME day today. So I’m going to let the pixel baby come home from Auntie Inventory’s house! Crazy right?

I like this round little face head.

Gidge is Clubbing In:
Dress: Blossom&Seeds Koki ML – Fameshed Gift
Necklace: Cae :: Danica :: Necklace
Shoes: Ingenue :: Rosalba Heels [LARA] :: Fatpack
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Hair: {Limerence} Bondy hair – Fameshed Gift
Skin: [Pink Fuel] – Gaia – GENUS – (ltbrow) – Be Mine 2020 (BOM)
Brow Shape: Juicy – Meghan Brows

Seaside Abode

I have a couple of quibbles with my house and they’re small but mainly it’s because the windows don’t look out at the sea. That in itself isn’t much of an issue, as I have a huge backyard and access to a boat dock rezz zone if I trespass on the lighthouse island nearby. All of that being said, I have to admit, I’m a sucker for being seaside regardless of the weather. Stormy Friday nights suit me fine. After all, I’ve got 165k items in my inventory, surely I couldn’t truly be said to WANT for anything now could I?

This chair about gave me a heart attack trying to acquire it. Locations that are full because people are shopping frequently cause me to not bother with them at all. I’ve lost the patience for it. But in this instance I have to admit I simply HAD to have it. I was creating a little cozy-casual nook for drinks, TV and relaxing and it just fit the part so perfectly. So I reloaded the TP to the spot over and over and over like a peasant until I got in.

Seriously, I felt like an SL pioneer.

Regardless – amazing chair ACQUIRED.

It’s a discounted item (not a gift, gifts are FREE) at ANTHEM event from Bazar. I think it was 60L or 50L or I don’t know what but WORTH every penny. It is awesome.

Eventually I got hungry and wanted to have some kung pao beef, but I got bored waiting on it to cook and cut ups some veggies. Midnight snacks have no rules.

I finally got my food wrapped up and headed back to my comfy chair only to find that I’d been usurped.

Snake Plisskin, what a jerk.

Gidge is Chilling At Home In:
Clothes: =Zenith=Summer bib jeans w/ T (light Blue) -Maitreya
Hair: Exile:: Sierra
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 –
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [7Deadly Skins] – BODY 2020 AKYLA bom skin PINEAPPLE
Manicure: AlaskaMetro

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

Rule The World

Friday Night is alright.

Gidge is Rococo In:
Lips: alaskametro<3 “Angel” lipstick – Plum
Lingerie: Baiastice_Paris Lingerie
Hair: Exile:: Versailles – COLLABOR88
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: -Belleza- Darcey Genus BoM Fair Bl
Stockings: Luxuria – Rose Lace Top Stockings
Manicure: Alaska Metro

In Quarantine on the Grid

Puzzles, Games and Bunnies with some Chinese takeout

I decided this past weekend to jump headfirst back in to my SLife, whereas prior I’ve been just dallying here and there. I’ve blasted my way through new brands, gotten out of my comfort zone, tried things I would NEVER have bothered with in the past.

In short – I finally feel at home again in this pixel world. I’m extremely excited about it.

One thing I decided to do while I am playing with new things is start dragging out OLD skins. One of those great features of BOM is the ability to make everything old new again. I have HUGE regrets that I trashed my old LEAGUE skins when applier HUDS became the rage. Why did I trash LEAGUE? I don’t know. I trashed a few brands, Curio, and some others, and my sadness that they are lost to me forever is huge.

One thing I learned, by dragging these skins out and slapping them on a mesh head via BOM is this. They did not age well. I would say 75% of my old skins are very OMG WTF WTF NO NO NO. It’s sort of like that. The colors are just off, or not current. The look is too harsh. Sometimes they don’t stretch across mesh properly and it’s all just wrong.

But every once in a while an old brand reminds me how I loved them, once upon a time. Long since gone is Tuli – that maker of delicate, lovely skin. An old friend once described Tuli as making the “most kissable lips”. I was a such a fan girl, once upon a time.

I will confess that this skin still has a lovely face, but it doesn’t “quite” work with mesh. The line between head and body I can’t seem to overcome it’s always JUST a bit wonky. The thing is though, this skin was never meant for mesh. Mesh wasn’t an itch in it’s daddy’s pants back when I got this skin. So I’ve pulled the old blogger cheat and slapped on a choker necklace and somewhat obscured this.

I promise you, I’ll do the same any time I wear it in the future. Don’t judge me. Wearing Tuli is like running in to an old friend you thought was gone forever.

Another aside, as I ramble a LOT on this Sunday morning, is that I discovered a pose store I really love. As a pose maker, I was always completely reticent to enter any pose shops or use ANYONE’S poses because I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off anyone’s work. Even long after I closed up shop, I still continued this habit and I feel like it’s been pretty limiting. I can’t even remember why I stumbled in to Secret Poses but their Chinese Take Out pose set completed my desire to be eating constantly in SL.

I am a huge fan, and am going to be shopping there more.

And now, it’s Sunday. Whatever should I do on a Sunday? Probably eat….

Gidge is Housebound in:
Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans
Lip Gloss[:Tuli:] Helena / petal :: Lips :: Sheer Sugar Pink (gloss)
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya
Choker: (Yummy) Layered Chain Choker – All Colors
Shirt: -Pixicat- Stina Shirt – JeansBlack (Maitreya)
Earrings: Cae :: Owl :: Earring
Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long)
Hair: Exile:: Lana
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0
Shoes: Pure Poison – Cutie Pie Flats – Black Stripes – Maitreya
Pose & Props: Secret Poses. Chinese Take
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes
Skin: [:Tuli:] Helena / pearl (light) :: 05
Manicure: Alaska Metro
Games: Second Spaces

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