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Changing To WordPress

On 24th February 2015 · By Alicia Chenaux · With Leave a comment
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Blogger recently gave notice that they will be blocking blogs with sexually explicit content starting on March 23rd. Although neither of my blogs have ever really been sexually explicit, I believe that this is Google’s way of gradually phasing out Blogger. I also don’t believe in unnecessary censorship and yes, I do believe this is unnecessary.

So I’m making the switch to WordPress. If you have my blog in your blogrolls [thank you, btw, if you do!], I would appreciate if you would update it to my new WordPress address. I’ll also be contacting the owners of the feeds that I’m on to change my blog URL, so if you normally read me through a feed, you’ll be able to see my posts the same as usual pretty soon.

I’m not terribly familiar with WordPress yet, so please forgive me if things here seem disjointed and crazy for a little bit while I get used to my new blogging home. Thank you! ♥

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Multicolored Moods of Love

I've always loved butterflies. Not just because they're pretty, but because they're a symbol of transformation. We all change, in one way or another. I'm not the same person I was 5 years ago. We change and if we're lucky, we change into better people, just like caterpillars change into beautiful butterflies.




I fell in love with the Papillon set by GizzA that is out at Shiny Shabby right now. It includes the necklace and the eye accessory. I don't know how often I'll need butterflies for my eye so I will probably use these again somewhere in my hair.

Happy shopping, butterflies!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Sally by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands by Slink
Nail Polish: Number 10 Gloss by Hello Dave
Eyes: Charm in Sky by IKON
Papillon Set by GizzA [Shiny Shabby]
Pose: Social Climber by NanTra Poses [Vanity Fair]



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Bring It One More Time

I used to be really against templates. I watched my creator friends learn Blender and Maya and they'd curse and bang their heads against the walls and all to make first original sculpts, then original mesh. But over time, these same people have let me know that working with a template to texture it can be just as much work as it is to create it in the first place, and many of them hate texturing with a passion. Given the choice, I will still go towards the original mesh items first, but now I'm pretty happy to get things just because they're cute. :)




Ducknipple has a sub-brand called SLX Outfits, and that's pretty cool because you can get entire outfits for fairly cheap! Are they templates? I'm pretty sure! But it's all super darling and sometimes you find great pieces in the outfits. I liked the Hipster outfit immediately because of the jeans. Jeans in SL almost NEVER are long enough for me. I don't really care for skinny jeans [in either life] and I prefer a good boot cut or bell bottom jean that just about hits the ground.… Read the restStyle - Bring It One More Time

Too Dressy For Coffee

When I was younger, there was this guy who worked at our local Starbucks and he was SO CUTE. I'd find myself going in there when he was working and I was just way too dressy to get a simple coffee. I guess it worked though. I scored more free coffee than I can say!




I really like the Leather Shorts and Vest set from United Colors that is out at The Liaison Collaborative this month! At first I thought that it had gold studs, but when you look closely, it's actually little gold knots. That actually works better for me because I'm not really into studded items. The shorts and vest are separate, so you could wear the leather shorts with another top, or the vest with some jeans. Versatile!

All this thinking about coffee has me craving some, so I'm off. Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Dulce by Truth [New!]
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands and feet by Slink
Outfit: Leather Vest and Shorts by United Colors [The Liaison Collaborative]
Shoes: Modig High Strapped Sandals by Livalle
Pose: Zerkalo by Bauhaus Movement [The Liaison Collaborative]


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You Belong Somewhere You Feel Free

We have a little park set up across the street from our house now and I've been having way more fun being outside rather than inside the house these days. I am a total sunshine and warm weather type of girl!




Livalle will be participating in 21Shoe this month and I'm wearing one of the two pairs of shoes you'll be able to buy, the Eliza cork platform wedges. I love a good wedge in the spring and these are so bright and pretty. Remember that 21Shoe is a 24 hour event that is only on the 21st of the month so you'll have to be quick like a bunny if you want to get these pretty shoes!

Truth released some new hair today and I'm just nuts about the new Avena hair! It's all loose and twirly and a little bit messy. It's kind of how I feel in the spring!

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Avena by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands, Feet, and Eyelids by Slink
Nail Polish: Number 10 Gloss by Hello Dave
Top: Soft White Cotton & Lace by Lowkey Shawty Boutique [Marketplace Only]
Bottom: Walsh by coldLogic
Shoes: Eliza by Livalle [21Shoe, Feb 21st]
Pose: Zerkalo by Bauhaus Movement [The Liaison Collaborative]


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Oh But She Burns

I seem to get my inspiration for photos from music lately. I've been listening to "Cherry Wine" by Hozier on repeat lately and somehow came up with this photo using some items from The Liaison Collaborative!




I really like the Mabelle set from Eudora 3D for TLC this round. It's the perfect mix of leather and lace [the theme of this round!] and it manages to be both sexy and sweet at the same time.

Breno made this great Ballet Studio for TLC, but don't let the name fool you into thinking you can only use it for ballet. It would work as a nice one room home or a small store, too! It's lovely, open, and I know I'll get quite a bit of use out of it.

Oh, btw, I'm linking the song that I'm listening to at the end of this post, if you want to check Hozier out beyond the "Take Me To Church" song! Happy shopping and happy listening!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Blown Away by Exile
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands, Feet, and eyelids by Slink
Outfit: Mabelle by Eudora 3D [The Liaison Collaborative]
Pose: Stands 450-459 by !bang

Alicia Mirror by MudHoney [The Liaison Collaborative]
Cluster of Candles by Mesh Nation [Marketplace Only, full perm item]
Ballet Studio by Breno [The Liaison Collaborative]





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It’s Never Black Or White

The Liaison Collaborative opened today and it's a Leather and Lace round! And oh my GOSH. There are SO many pretties, I hardly knew where to start! But I figured I'd be a little bit naughty today, in honor of the Valentine's weekend.






I love when people make things for events that just work so well together. Enfant Terrible created the Rosalies corset and flower headpiece and ugh, they are just too gorgeous! I wasn't sure what I was going to wear with the corset, but luckily, Baiastice made the Pigalle lace lingerie set that fits with the corset fabulously! The lingerie is mesh but works extremely well with the Maitreya mesh body. And the Miss Steel heels from Rebel Hope just work great with everything.

Tarte made a Corset Chair for TLC and although it has some great poses in it, for these photos I chose to use a couple of poses from the Pure Heat set by Ma Vie that you can also find at TLC. And even the room I'm in, the Room Despair is at TLC! The room is part of a collab between Bauhaus Movement and Zerkalo.… Read the restStyle - It's Never Black or White -1

Living That Valentine Life

We're 2 days away from Valentine's day, and even if you're your own Valentine this year, you can still live that Valentine life with some pretty cool home decor!




Magnolia is in a new-to-me event called The Countdown Room with the cute little Window To My Soul decor set! It's a console table and a shuttered "window" with a heart for the wall. I like empty tables sometimes so I can add all my own stuff! There are 2 different windows, too. I'm using the music heart one for this photo. The Countdown Room only lasts a week, so hurry on over!

Second Spaces is in Collabor88 this month and bringing us Amor! I'm using the Amor couch and the Amor wall art [modified to be a bit smaller] for this photo. There are different prints in the wall art, and different colors for the couches, and also armoires that match everything.

Happy shopping, valentines!

In This Post:

Featured:

Window To My Soul by Magnolia [The Countdown Room]
Amor Couch and Wall Art by Second Spaces [Collabor88]

Other Items:

Arabella's Chair by Kalopsia
Items on the table are from Arabella's Desk by Kalopsia
Smitten Mocha Tray by Windsong
Climbing Rose Vine by Half-Deer [Collabor88]
Bloom Rug by What Next
Old Window Frames - Flea Market Finds by Second Spaces [The Arcade, Sept.
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Tell Me Your Secrets And I’ll Tell You Mine

Do you take selfies? Do you take naughty selfies? C'mon, you can tell me! Hey, it's almost Valentine's Day. Why not take one and give your loved one a thrill? And yes, I always use the front camera for my selfies. That's where the beauty filter is!




My friend Kirsten's husband is pretty talented, and he just kinda makes whatever Kirsten happens to want at the time. Lucky girl, huh?? :) Recently he made some lingerie sets for his marketplace store, Dabble Dooya, and was nice enough to share with me! I love the pretty Hearts lingerie set! The panties have good coverage in the back, but let just enough of your cheeks show! I love this because soooo many lingerie makers in SL seem to think everyone wants a thong. The lingerie comes in 3 different colors/prints and has Slink, Maitreya, and Omega appliers along with just the regular system layers if you're not into mesh bodies yet. And it's really inexpensive at only $50L for the set!

Dabble Dooya is on the marketplace only right now, so click through and get some undies!… Read the restStyle - Tell Me Your Secrets And I'll Tell You Mine

A Walk In The Park

Are you ready for spring? I know I sure am! Sunny days and everything waking up from their winter sleep? Sooo ready for it!




Collabor88 is open and I just fell hard for the Wallflower dress from Foxes! It's just super adorable and you have the option of wearing it with or without the little cardigan.

Fri.day is also at Collabor88 with the new Marsali flats. They are the perfect little spring flat. Simple, but the ankle strap gives them a little extra touch of cute!

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Sally by Truth [New!]
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands and Feet by Slink
Tattoo: Butterflies Lilies by Letis
Dress: Wallflower by Foxes [Collabor88]
Shoes: Marsali.Flats by fri.day [Collabor88]
Glasses: Tegan by Noodles
Ring: Belle by Cae [Enchantment]
Pose: Stands 470-474 by !bang [The Thrift Shop] [Kind of modified by the coffee cup in my hand!]


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Live It With Love

Bit of a last minute Throwback Thursday-ish post for me! Did you know that it's Coldlogic's 3rd birthday?? And everything in the store is 50% off!




The Twain dress came out last summer, but it's perfect for a sunny day Valentine date! The 50% off sale lasts until February 16th, so you can get this lovely dress [and sooo many others!] without breaking the bank!

There is an event coming up on the 7th called Love Is In The Air. I don't have much info or a Slurl for it yet, but I can tell you it has some super designers participating! What Next will be there with the Balloons Pose Prop! There are 3 different types of the balloons - red, ivory with one pink, and the sweetheart multicolored ones like I'm holding in this photo. Each one has 4 single poses and 3 couples poses. Super cute! Love Is In The Air runs from the 7th until the 14th.

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Parvati by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands by Slink
Dress: Twain by coldLogic [50% off sale!]
Balloons Pose Prop by What Next [Love Is In The Air]


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Good Morning, Love

Have you ever been served breakfast in bed? Or served someone? I never have. Oh, I've eaten in bed, don't get me wrong. But the whole romantic breakfast in bed thing? Nope! But I have always thought it's a cute idea!




Windsong and Dust Bunny have teamed up for this round of The Chapter Four with this cutesy Valentine's Tray. It's just a nice little piece of decor and only 1 land impact! I think my favorite thing is that the heart shaped pancakes on it are not perfectly shaped. My pancakes never come out perfect either!

Happy shopping, dear ones!

In This Post:

Valentine's Tray by Windsong & Dust Bunny [The Chapter Four]
Gretchen's Shabby Bed by Windsong [The House Hunt]


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Certain As The Sun

When I was growing up, Beauty and the Beast was one of my favorite fairy tales, even before the Disney movie came out. I fell deeply in love with the story in all its different retellings. But one thing that remains a symbol of the story is the rose. There is always the rose.




Enchantment this month has a Beauty and the Beast theme! Now with Enchantment, it works kind of like the old Creators Stamp Rally. You go to one of the participating stores, buy a special item, get a card, and then get your stamps at all of the stores. You can read all about how it works here on the blog. If you want a stamp card and a pretty ring at the same time, head over to Cae to pick up the Belle ring! It's a stacked ring with a pearl, tiny gems, and a big rose. There is a HUD to resize and change the colors of the metal, gems, pearl, and rose. It also comes with options for standard avatar fingers and for mesh hands. [Please buy mesh hands. Please don't put this pretty ring on your janky avatar fingers.]

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As You Wish

Fit For A Princess is open! It's a freestyle round this month with lots of goodies for you!




I'm wearing the Distressed Duo dress by Greymoon. You can't see it in this photo, but there is a cut out in the back so it's not quite as conservative as it looks.

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Nathalia by Truth
Hands and Eyelids by Slink
Dress: Distressed Duo by Greymoon [Fit For A Princess]
Pose: Paulina by oOo Studio


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Bound By Love

Happy February! It's a short month, but that just means we've got to pack lots into it! Like the opening of FaMESHed and Burlesque!






Rebel Hope is at FaMESHed [which is on a new sim! Update your LMs!] with two spicy offerings. The Persephone dress is deceptively simple, but ever so sexy with the corset style lacing up the sides. Rebel is doing a great thing by offering the dress in the standard sizes, a fitted version, and versions for the Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya bodies. However, I found that the Maitreya version didn't quite work for me with the alphas because of the lacing up the sides. I don't know if it's supposed to fit without alphas or what, but it just didn't work for me. I'm wearing the dress in the standard medium size and it seems to work fine that way.

The Hello Lovah heels are also by Rebel Hope for FaMESHed. You can't quite see it in the photo, but up at the top near the buckle, there is a heart lock and key dangling. Love it! The heels come with options for Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya feet.… Read the restStyle - Bound By Love

I Still Remember Her After All These Years

With all the billion events that happen every month, do you ever notice that you honestly don't know what you've even bought any more? And that you have boxes of things that you've never worn? It's kind of sad, in a way, isn't it? We buy and buy and buy but never really have a lot of time to enjoy things before we get more new stuff. So today is kind of a "Throwback Thursday" for me because I dug a few older things from my inventory.




People are still making winter items, but I'm ready for spring! The Mari dress from Valentina E. is a cute warm weather sundress that you could dress up or down. It shows some sideboob, too, so would probably be good for dates! :)

Hucci is a great subscriber group to be in because there are group gifts quite often. The latest one was the Valdez pump in this pretty teal color. It comes with a HUD to change the color the strings and the soles of the shoes and shoes to fit both the Slink and the Maitreya feet. It's really like getting a wearable demo because once you wear this around for a while, you're going to want to go get all the colors!… Read the restStyle - I Still Remember Her After All These Years

Make A New Plan, Stan!

My parents were already married and had 2 kids by 1966, so they never got to be free lovin' hippies. Plus it really wasn't in their nature, being the more clean cut, responsible type. But they certainly enjoyed them when they encountered them and by the time I came around, they raised me on some great music and to be their little free spirit. So this small area I've put together using some items from an upcoming event makes me happy! [And made me put on some Simon & Garfunkel music!]




Perfect 10 is a new home and garden event coming up on February 1st! It features home and garden designers alongside full perm creators and replaces The Designer Warehouse event, if you were familiar with that one. The items will be half price or less, and exclusive to the event. There will also be some gacha to play, for those of you who are gacha addicts! I don't think there is a theme for this upcoming first round, but a few of the designers who were kind enough to give advance copies of items seemed to be in the bohemian spirit.… Read the restStyle - Make A New Plan, Stan!

So Much To Read, So Little Time

When I was in high school, the group I hung around with for a while were all into fancy book covers, usually with zippers. They were usually fabric with bows and ribbons and all kinds of stuff. I don't know. We were weird. I'm still a huge reader but usually I just read off my Kindle these days. Are you guys reading anything good lately? [Well, besides this blog. LOLOLOLOL Oh I have jokes.] Okay, okay. Fashion!




Wasabi Pills is at Uber this month with the Sibel hair. It's cute! I will forever love hair with braids. As much as I like Wasabi Pills in general, I wish the light blonde texture was a bit brighter. But it comes out lighter in pics usually, so I guess it's all good!

Happy shopping!

In this post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Sibel by Wasabi Pills [Uber]
Mesh hands by Slink
Nail Polish: Droplets by Hello Dave
Top: Half Tucked by Maitreya
Bottom: Harlow's Cuffed Jeans by Mon Tissu
Purse: Delirium Clutch by Molichino
Necklace: Romantique by Cae [The Liaison Collaborative]
Pose: The Dress by Black Tulip [The Liaison Collaborative]


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Got To Kiss Myself, I’m So Pretty

On 25th January 2015 · By Alicia Chenaux · With Leave a comment
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Do you ever just have REAL trouble taking a picture of yourself? I was asked to send a headshot in for something I'll be blogging in the future and it filled me with dread. I am the WORST at taking headshots of myself! I can do a regular blog picture all day, every day [well, if I'm not lazy], but headshots confuse me. I stomped around yelling about how I looked stupid. Luckily, Truth has a terrific new hair for Uber that has a nice starry barrette, so it helped a whole lot to make me pretty!




Esther is new for Uber and I adore it! The hair is actually pretty long, past the chest, but I couldn't fit it all in to this particular picture. I just love the hair clip because I'm a sucker for anything with stars and any kind of hair accessory. The Uber theme this month is "Celestial," so of course it goes perfectly with the theme!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Esther by Truth [Uber]
Eyes: Promise by IKON
Necklace: Mezzaluna by Cae
Pose: I just stood still and used Avimote to move my head around until it became something I could work with.
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Spring Is Coming?

My daughter, Abby, has been asking me when spring is coming back. Well, soon... but with spring comes gardening and just between us, I'm not that great at it! At least I look cute, though.




Coldlogic released today! Just a smallish release [well, smallish for them!] of some layered shirts and dresses. You know I'm thrilled every time there's something new! I'm wearing the Carpenter top and not only is it pretty adorable, it fits great over my Maitreya body! That's kind of a big deal these days, isn't it? Finding clothes that fit over whatever mesh body you're wearing. :)

21 Shoe is happening today and you can get these fabulous Elsa boots at Livalle! I'm still pretty much in love with Frozen, so you know I already loved these just for the name alone. There wasn't an option for the Maitreya body, but the standard avatar ones fit pretty well over the legs. There is also a hud to alpha out the tops of the boots so you can wear them under pants.

N21 starts today and Second Spaces is there with the Garden Sink you see behind me.… Read the restSpring Is Coming?