Good afternoon girls, how’s your Friday going? I’ve got some shopping to do it looks like, but I wanted to hop in and remind all of you that everyone’s favorite monthly event COLLABOR88 is still happening. I know I know, our beloved Arcade is kicked off and I’m just as excited as you – really the cross over of those two events quarterly is a bit like shopping nirvana but, end of the month at Collabor88 is BLISS. Continue reading →
My friend Sands made some new stuff that I decided to slip into tonight. It’s always weird when your male friends make lingerie but not nearly as weird as when your friends are skinners and you think things like “wow I really like my new vagina well done friend!”
This month’s Collabor88 theme of Roadtrip has had me singing various ROAD songs from the old Bing Crosby and Bob Hope ROAD TO… movies. They are terrible, they are camp, but good grief they can still give me a giggle.
They remind me of being little and them being on the local channels on a Saturday or Sunday morning, appropriate family fare on a family day. Continue reading →
I love summer in SL. Even though summer is actually available to us always and never has to stop, I’ve realized I need to embrace the seasons there and make them special.
Thus – summer joy is upon me when I saw these great bikinis out for the offering at Collabor88 this month. I’ve never been a “bits hanging out girl” despite the appeal that some of those seem too have for SL. I like a bit more tradition and these bikinis fit the bill for me.
Probably my favorite thing is that you can mix up the colors on the bits of them to change your look, coordinate with your hair, whatever suits your fancy. Personally I was in a pink and purple mood today, can you tell?
I’ve been a bit MIA lately because now and again life gets in the way, but here I am, like the bad penny.
I always turn up.
Get over to the July round of Collabor88 and check out what’s new and awesome. You won’t be sorry.
I have been reviewing books for more than a year and got this crazy idea last night that I might try video blogging my reviews from Second Life. This is a review of Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood. It comes out July 4th. You can also read the review on my book blog. The book I reviewed takes place in 1929, so I dressed the part.
Clothing: Donna Flora GRIMILDE
Shoes: Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Plum
Jewelry: DONNA FLORA DENISE necklace
DONNA FLORA GINGER ring R
Skin: Glam Affair Clara Applier America
Hair: Vanity Hair:Timeless-Greedy
Appliers: Glam Affair Clara Applier America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet Utilities HUD Deluxe V2
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Location: (Milk Motion) L’orangerie – RARE
(Milk Motion) l’orangerie – wall panel 1 – L
(Milk Motion) l’orangerie – wall panel 1 – R
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree White – COMMON
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Side Table
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – TieredCandle
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Retro Telephone
22.erratic / aea – tea lavender
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Chaise – RARE
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Ruffled Pillow
Mesh Nation 1 vertical book – shadowmapped
I like A Short Film About Long Things by Whiskey Monday. It defies gravity and our expectations. I also think it sold more HPMD grass than all their marketing combined. It’s a play on perspective challenging our expectations which is what art should do. Ernst Gombrich said, “Art is an institution to which we turn when we want to feel a shock of surprise. We feel this want because we sense that it is good for us once in a while to receive a healthy jolt. Otherwise we would so easily get stuck in a rut and could no longer adapt to the new demands that life is apt to make on us. The biological function of art, in other words, is that of a rehearsal, a training in mental gymnastics which increases our tolerance of the unexpected.”
Well, that’s what Whiskey is doing, increasing our tolerance of the unexpected. In terms of composition, you can see the light pole follows the Rule of Fifths, the line from Whiskey to the bird and the edge of the grass follows the Rule of Thirds, and the subject follows the Golden Ratio.
When I Was Six Years Old by Chel Glitter.
I like When I Was Six Years Old by Chel Glitter. Here is a delightful story-telling photo from Chel Glitter. I enjoy her photostream for all the stories she gives us in story. This one just made me grin…but you should click through for the whole story.
Anemysk Kara just showed this blouse she is releasing at Vintage Fair and I just fell in love with its fabstract design. I love the combination of old-fashioned and hyper-modern. The front and the sleeves are so very traditional, then it’s cropped and has an open back. From front to back is a two hundred time travel jump and a brilliant play on form. It’s sold in three packs: plain (vibrant, saturated colors), patterns (prints and florals), and silk (pastels).
I combined it with a fun, cheeky belted skirt from Baiastice which you can find at Collabor88. Frankly, I was so indecisive, I could see the top with pencil skirts, cigarette pants, a mini-skirt, high-waisted bell bottoms, or just about anything. The slim silhouette of a pencil skirt of cigarette pant would be sophisticated, but I thought this cheeky option would be fabsolutely fashion fun.
I shot my pictures at One Tree Hill, a Linden Endowment of the Arts sim. It’s probably based on the show I have never watched, but I loved the nostalgia of the sim. Continue reading →