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August 30th, 2020 – Fairy tale

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

32 Chocolat

I headed over to Nutmeg to do a little shopping and wandered around the property a while. I found this trolley that has seen better days and and errant moon.

I’m wandering the grid today in search of the chair that matches my new desk and it’s apparently not out at the main store and this is my fault for not having bought it when I bought the desk. Why did I think that my 10454050 desk chairs I already own would work? Why? Because I was being cheap that’s why.

So now I must buy the chair not only because it matches but also because it matches.

I tried on one of Exile’s lovely short styles so I could show off my silly bear earrings I picked up at the SL17B birthday bash.

Brunette Gidge is liking the change. Maybe Brunette for a while? Hard to say. Gidge does like change.

Except when she doesn’t.

Gidge is Chocolate Clad In:
Stockings: Luxuria – Basic Thigh Highs 50% – Neutrals – chocolate
Earrings: bEarRing by Randy Firebrand – SL17b Gift
Head: CATWA HEAD Freya
Hair: Exile:: Rory
Shoes: Ingenue :: Anja Heels (Maitreya) :: Cocoa
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Dress: [Maitreya]The Secret Store – Florence Lacey Dress – Chocolate
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – BOM – FLORAL pineapple

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

Delicate

Beautiful Lingerie – now at Shop & Hop from ALASKA METRO

I was originally compelled to run over to the Shop & Hop event because of the beautiful lingerie that Alaska Metro posted on Plurk. Lingerie in SL can be so run of the mill, so boring. There are only a few brands I’ll even bother looking at. But Alaska isn’t just a really creative, quality skinner, the clothing items she makes are always top notch.

Such as, this gorgeous piece.

She’s having an INSANE sale at her main store as well – at least I think it’s still going on. I urge you to RUN don’t walk to both Shop & Hop and her main store. I think I snagged this lingerie for less than 50L.

What are you waiting for?

You can run over to the Shop & Hop event by taking this taxi.

You might be tempted to just run to look for one thing, I suggest you get a cold drink and take a leisurely stroll around all four sims. Every booth (nearly) has a free gift of some sort and they’re not even all chokers (as you know the LAMEST of all free gifts IMO).

But seriously, there is MUCH to love.

Gidge is Sexy In:

Glasses: (Yummy) Cat Eye Readers – Pastel Pink

Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.4

Hair: Exile:: Yasmin – collabor88

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0

Slippers: [Maitreya] The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers – Rose

Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit  2019

Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II – Asia 01 E

Cooking for One

I just stick my hand right in, yes I do.

My house is finally coming together with the requisite Gidginess that is required of any place I call home. The ocean air really makes me feel like I’m home again, and I’m finally figuring out what things are going to be part of my 2020 SLife.

Even as the evening cools off, I love these big windows letting in the fresh air. Warm soup, warm tea, perfect evening.

Life in Bellisseria is quiet and lovely. Wish you were here.

Gidge is hanging out in:

Skin: Glam Affair

Tank: :::Sn@tch Mindy Ribbed Bodysuit Top (Red-U):::

Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.4

Top: .miss chelsea. Hali Sweater HG Garbage

Hair: Exile:: Kat (L)

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

Pants: [HG]The Secret Store – Lois Fitted Pants – Black Marble

Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape

At Home Again, Naturally

The Tree is up – the harpsichord is playing a lovely sarabande and I’m really settling in to my new place. It’s brand new – no one ever lived in it before me – kind of a fun idea. I lived over at Meadowbrook and I’m sure it had previous tenants – it had that noob smell. But these Victorians are fresh off the griddle. I’m liking this huge space and beautifully landscaped parks and streets.

What I’d like to see next are towns, make us a little market, a little church and a post office. Complete the narrative of these little neighborhoods with beautifully curated places for us.

What do you think should be next? Mass transit? Little villages? What would help complete the narrative of our communities for YOU?

My second night in my home finds me not sleeping on the sofa but comfy in the bed of the moment, I might have to get out something else. I’ve got too many beds, I’m not sure which one I want to use.

For now, I’m content.

Gidge is Glamorous In: 

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.3

Skin: Pink Fuel – Anya

Robe: erratic / shae – satin robe / baroque gold (maitreya)

Hair: Exile:: Hana

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Shoes: [Maitreya] The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers – Coal

Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit  2019

Bathing Is Requisite

So there is an article rolling around the internet written by someone who alleges not to have bathed for a really long time. Thematically the article is trying to say that our western obsession with bathing is unfounded.

NO. This is lies. 

While you might not need to be one of those people who showers twice or three times a day, please don’t think that if you roll around 3-4 weeks unbathed that the rest of us don’t notice. WE NOTICE. For the love of God, wash. WE NOTICE.

There are people who own animals who don’t think their house smells like animals. There are people who live by rivers who don’t think that the outside smells like dank river. 

There are all untruths, brought to you by the fact that you have gone noseblind.

In my pixel world, I never have to worry about these things yet I do observe the appropriate rituals and customs – simply so that my mind is ready for the day. I like the preparation of getting ready to go out in to the world, pixel or not.  I’m worried about the person who wrote that article and how they’re going about in their world, unaware of the horror show they are inflicting on others.

I mean, the smell. My GOD the smell.

The Thames smells a bit though. Nothing to be done about that.

Happy Sunday girls. 

Gidge is Wearing:

Robe: -tres blah- Open Robe (Maitreya) – Bouquet

Body Suit: Luxuria

Skirt: 10. {sallie} Hold Me Knit – Plaid Skirt – cream

Boudoir Slippers: [Maitreya] The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers – Coal

Stockings: Luxuria

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 3.3

Skin: Pink Fuel

Rings: Amala – The Lumi Rings – Maitreya

Hair First Two Photos: Exile:: Sensory

Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

Jewelry:Cae :: Owl

Heels: Ingenue :: Anna Heels (Maitreya) :: Fatpack

Hair Last Photo: {Limerence} Camila hair(Rigged)Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit

What Was I Doing Anyway

I have absolutely no idea.

I mean, I was probably doing something when I logged out on Christmas eve. But two months have passed and I’m afraid I’m at a loss for what it was I was doing. 

I seem to have dressed for an intimate encounter. I wonder if I had a date? Probably not. My husband would disapprove.  

I’ve been gone so long I got kicked out of two groups. I wonder if I liked those groups? I don’t even know what they were. 

I don’t know what 2019 holds for Gidge. But what I do know is, I missed this place and this fun. 

My friend Putrid said I look like I’m ready for a spanking in this get up. MAYBE I AM GIRL STOP JUDGING ME.

Maybe this year I smoke.

Let’s see what 2019 is going to be. I am feeling pretty good.

Today I’m wearing: 

Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 3.3
Skin: No fricking Idea. Probably Pink Fuel.
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Holly [no scarf unrigged]
Bra: [Azuchi] Lola Bra Maitreya Purple
Panties: [Azuchi] Lola Panties Maitreya Purple
Robe: [Azuchi] Lola Robe Maitreya Black
Slippers: [Maitreya] The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers – Coal
Cig: [Since1975] Cigarette (Pineapple)
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit

Backdrop: FOXCITY

27/07/2018 – The Heat Goes On…

As my UK friends complain about a 22°C “heat wave” (71°F), and another one in Arizona tells me it’s in the hundreds F where she lives, I, somewhere in the middle, struggle to sleep and suffer next to the fan all day. Anyone telling me global warming isn’t real must be up for an earful! Anyway, I am slowly going through the lovely things I haven’t had the chance to show you, and here are a few of them.

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie
  • Skin : Murray – Blanca – SKT20
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Heat – 2
  • Lashes : Avi-Glam – Lure Lashes
  • Piercing : Little Fish – Brow Ring
  • Eye shadow : Veechi – Sunset Pulse Shadow
  • Eye bags : Izzie’s – Eyebags appliers
  • Hair : Tableau Vivant – Charlize – Browns
  • Nails : Alaskametro – Tropics/Shimmer nails
  • Top – Neve – Dixie – Lively
  • Shorts : The Secret Store – Cia Highwaist shorts
  • Shoes : Livalle – Siouxsie Platform Heels
  • Poses : Marukin // Paper Rabbit
  • Picture taken at Backdrop City

22/07/2018

I’m so behind in my blogging… I have to admit I’ve been binge watching Elementary and it’s kept me away from SL these past days. Anyway I’m back with a mint themed post… Lots of pretty things from past rounds of C88 and Fifty Linden Fridays, that should now be back in stores at their regular prices, but still pretty.

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head :  LeLutka – Simone bento
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Sheila – tone 6
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Heat – 1 (@Twe12ve)
  • Piercing : Little Fish – Brow Rings
  • Eye shadow : Veechi – Moonlit Princess Shadow
  • Lip gloss : Izzie’s – Natural lipgloss
  • Hair : Doe – Katt
  • Earrings : Eliavah – Nirnfeather Earrings
  • Nails : Alaskametro – Beachcomb Nail art
  • Necklace : Cae – The Answer
  • Top : The Secret Store – Aliz Crop Top
  • Trousers : Tetra – High waisted tie pants
  • Shoes : Ingenue – Holly Flats (tinted)
  • Poses : Marukin
  • Picture taken at : Backdrop City