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Buena Ventura


A friend of mine has been gardening, digging deep in the soil, planting trees, flowers, seeding grass and all the other backbreaking work involved in designing and landscaping a sim, but he’s pretty much done now and it’s a beautiful sight to see. I stopped by the other day and fell in love with the intriguing way he created different microclimates all in one sim. I stopped by the patio and took a few pictures, but you should really see it for yourself. I was wearing this gorgeous linen dress with and embroidered panel inset on the torso from La Penderie de Nicole.

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There will always be Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm


I swear there is a reason this blog title makes sense. You see, I am featuring a few items from faMESHed (pronounced fa-MESHED) which my mind always reads as Fame Shed. Personally, I think the organizers should just go with it and put a few hay bales out and maybe a cow. A nice chich cow, like a Guernsey or a Jersey. One of those cows with eyeliner and long lashes. Because one thing you will find at faMESHed is chic.

Still my mind hops from faMESHed to Fame Shed to Shed to Cold Comfort Farm and well, if you saw it, you know where my mind went next…

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My Second Box Launches – Showing Off Two of Five!

When I was growing up, we’d drive to the city to shop. We’d shop at Ayres, and at each department we’d tell the clerk, “for delivery.” Makeup was purchased at department stores, Bluegrass perfume (appropriate for young girls), an odd bob or doodle for your hair, and the items you NEEDED – nylons, new shoes, a sweater or two, maybe coats.

My grandmother and mom were usually with me. We’d eat lunch at the tea room, maybe finish up the shopping in the discount cellar for fun and drive home. Magically, the next day, a truck would arrive with brown wrapped packages with all of our purchases in them. Continue reading

A Preview of SL9B


Second Life’s 9th birthday celebration opens on June 18th, just a week away. Gidge and I, along with some of our friends are working our pixel fingers to the bone preparing all sorts of fun tutorials about SL photography and blogging. Just to give you a preview of what’s to come, the pictures in this post are all unedited, raw shots direct from Second Life. The only thing that has been done is that they have been cropped.

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P is for Perla in Donna Flora A to Z

And Perla just happens to be my FAVORITE dress from Donna Flora’s collection! It can be worn as a casual day dress with the hat or dressed up and worn out for a night on the town with some fancy jewelry. I chose the casual look today, as it IS Sunday.

P is for Perla

Please stop by Donna Flora (marketplace) and help us support this wonderful designer in her time of need. She has brought so much happiness and beauty to OUR world… lets us shine some light in hers.

Shopping List:
Dress: Donna Flora – Perla
Shoes: Shiny Things – Party PUmps – Chocolate
Hair: Dernier Cri – Sadie
Skin: Curio – Petal Dark – Fall (Owl 2)
Eyes: Curio – Tragic Eyes – Grey

ChouChou Ch-Boogie


ChouChou has returned for a short time and I popped over to check it out. I opted to adopt their region windlight settings to see it as they wanted it to be seen. It sure is dramatic, though you cannot see my outfit. I wandered around and then noticed that their other sims were open, too, so I popped over to Babel.


Babel is also very dramatic with a seemingly never-ending stairway with lots of boxes – each with a short measure of music that affects the play of music as you climb the stairs. This is a sim that you simply must have your sound turned up so you can experience it at its best. I was wearing a sweater from Diapop for Back 2 Black – the awareness campaign for mental health issues. This sweater focuses on comfort and it really is a comfy sweater, isn’t it?
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B O O K (with a mesh movie so you can see it in action)


I am in love with the art installation B O O K at Shinsekai. I think I have been back five times. I have to thank Olela for sending me the landmark, because it’s places like this that rekindle my excitement and enthusiasm for SL. I decided to try to capture my walkthrough and wear this mesh dress from Jane to highlight through movement what it is about mesh that gets fashionistas excited.

I am no machinamist and haven’t a clue what I am doing when making a video, so forgive the clunky transitions. The walkthrough took about 10 minutes and I edited to three and a half. I just hope that you can see how well mesh moves and get inspired to visit B O O K for yourself.
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And Now for Something Completely Different


As you can see, despite having worn this dress for a few days while I ran hither and yon and snapped and screenshotted for three different tutorials, this dress has resisted all stains and wrinkles. I think it’s perfect travel wear and should go with you on all your journeys. The top and skirt are from Fashionably Dead and are beautifully made. I love the understated colors in these pieces and the rich details such as the floral print inset on the skirt and the little buttons on the sleeves.
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Ibizarre Love Triangle

Every time I think of you I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It’s no problem of mine but it’s a problem I find
Living a life that I can’t leave behind
There’s no sense in telling me
The wisdom of the fool won’t set you free
But thats the way that it goes
and it’s what nobody knows
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Asparagus…. Week 23

I was wandering through the Lazy Sunday list and stumbled upon this cute cute cute skirt at Berries Inc. and I shouted… ASPARAGUS.  Don’t you love when people shout random things when they are shopping?  Well its not quite so random because I’m working on the 52 Weeks of Color Bloggers Challenge and asparagus was the next color I needed.

See more after the cut….

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