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Lyrical B!zarre gets SWANKy

On 21st September 2015 · By ~Xiu~ · With Leave a comment
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Just a quickie post to highlight this fabulous dress from Lyrical B!zarre Templates; available exclusively at SWANK until September 30.
Ciel comes with the dress, arm pieces and beret…there’s a black seem running up the center back and it is super fitted and sexy from ALL angles; at least that’s what my husband says. The Hair is listen from Magika, shoes are gatcha Leila pumps (black) at Pure Poison and the miniature kitty is from KittyCats. Life is ephemeral…enjoy the ride. ~X~ //
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Return of a Classic

On 8th September 2015 · By ~Xiu~ · With Leave a comment
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They say classics never go out of style and the re-opening of Southern Country proves that.  Southern Country is one of the oldest and absolute best live music venues in SL and the grand re-opening, under the name Southern Country2, promises to bring you some of the best vocalists Second Life has to offer.
Tonight will kick off with Jade and the Berry Picker’s live!  Jade is a much loved performer and long time friend of Faith Bade; Southern Country2’s proprietor.
Faith is the original owner of Southern Country and has successfully created several entertainment spots, for eight years, in SL.  Every club she has created has been a HUGE success and Southern Country2 is sure to be every bit as successful. So slip on your boots and hats and take the taxi to Southern Country2 for a whopping good time!  Don’t forget to join the group and stay in it for the group only drawing on Halloween night…the prizes will be announced in the group and promise to be pretty awesome!… Read the restSC2_0022

~Autumn Leaves~

In case you don’t yet know, ~ghee~ is having an Autumn Leaves hunt!  I’ve tried on all the pieces and they are rich with the beautiful colors of Fall and perfect for a day out shopping, meeting friends for coffee or a romantic afternoon with your sweetheart.  I’m wearing the Oatmeal Coat, Pumpkin Thermals top and leggings and Oatmeal boots.  You’ll find more details below my photo! From the  ghee promotional packet: The ghee Autumn Leaves Hunt is underway! The ghee gals have created an amazing Autumn Leaves Collection and have turned it into a hunt. This hunt contains 27 co-ordinating pieces that you can layer, mix and match in so many ways! All you have to do is look for the 27 Golden Leaves that are 10L each and the whole collection is yours! This fantastic hunt will end on November 30th, 2014. For hints check out the ghee blog: Items in the Autumn Leaves Hunt:
Life and Fashion are fleeting…stay captivated!… Read the rest~Autumn Leaves~

Ghee Fall14 Collection at Penumbra today!

Greetings! I know it has been far too long since my last blog post, but I’m back and bringing you a very tiny peek of the drop dead gorgeous new Fall14 Collection from ~ghee~.  The Fall14 Collection has over 70 pieces, from thermals to boots and nails,  which you can see today at 2pm SLT at the Penumbra AW14 fashion Week event. The choices that I am wearing, from the Fall14 Collection are the Russian Fur Hat (Claret), Fall14 Opera Coat (Claret), Fall14 Satin Sheath Dress (Sangria), Noir Tights, Couture Boots (Gold Metal) and Couture Handbag. ~ghee~ Press Release:
Inspired by the idea of dramatic opulence, the collection uses fine wools, fur, embossed leather, knit, velvet and satin textures combined in a deep rich color palette inspired by the AW14/15 Pantone Colour Trends. Cassis – vibrant blackcurrant purple; Royal – bright blue; Aluminum – muted mid grey; Claret – rich red; Saffron – deep yellow/gold; Sangria – luscious purple red; Mauve Mist – soft muted mauve; Cognac – rich brown; Cobalt – deep green toned blue; Cypress – muddy grey green, Fog – pale grey; and Noir – charcoal black.… Read the rest~Fall14~

~Sascha’s, Zibska, ZOZ, Chop Zuey, Ikon~

Just a quickie post today to highlight new releases from some of my favorite places in SL.  The truth is, I have a LOT of favorite places in SL.  There are so many truly talented individuals creating content in our virtual world…I love being able to wear and show each person’s amazing work. This dress Otille, from Sascha’s Designs, is not yet released…but get ready…it won’t be long!  I absolutely love the textures Sascha uses…she’s been designing gorgeous clothing for a long time and she knows what she is doing with textures.  I’m wearing the Bronze and Red colors, but I also saw White, Gold, Blue, Sand, Champagne, Mauve, Pink, Moss, Peach, Hot Oil, Purple and Rose; so plenty of options to choose from! Zibska just released these fabulous Plelone shoes that come with a color changing HUD for the shoe and the studs; they are Slink high foot compatible.  My fabulous Slink nail appliers are the Romantic Sparks polish from -{ZOZ}-.… Read the rest~Sascha's, Zibska, ZOZ, Chop Zuey, Ikon~

~Noa at Enchanted Photopia~

While checking in on Facebook today, I saw this great youtube video posted for Enchanted Photopia.  I watched the entire video and was so inspired by it, I knew I had to go explore the place further.  What an incredibly magical place, full of vignettes featuring familiar animated movie characters and scenes.  Trust me, that description does not do this wonderful place justice.  At the very least watch the video…but it is very much worth the visit! Enchanted Photopia was the perfect backdrop to try to capture my fun outfit; featuring the Noa dress from Sascha’s Designs.  The Noa dress is the latest release form Sascha’s…you have the choice of purchasing three separate HUDs and each has a choice of six different dress textures. I will show all three HUDs below.  The dress texture I am wearing in the first photo is from the Noa No.2 HUD…I really love the Sugar Skull feel of the graphic.
The Noa No.1 HUD has stripes, plaids, florals and paisleys…a great mixture with choices suitable for any occasion.… Read the rest~Noa at Enchanted Photopia~

~A Beguiling Tango~

Second Life is rich with creative people…each one expressing their genius in his or her own inimitable way.  Each time I set out to explore this amazing virtual world, I am awestruck with the depth of skill and attention to detail that goes into creating beauty, form and function out of pixels.  Pouring your heart and soul into producing something from your imagination is tough enough in First Life…add the challenges of translating that same work into pixels, on a computer, and you start to appreciate the dedication and perseverance required to do so. I always feel honored and blessed that I have had the good fortune of becoming friends with truly artistic people in Second Life and one of those friends is someone I particularly cherish.  Jillar Lamar is not only an incredibly talented digital artist, in SL, she also has the ability to translate that eye for beauty into the landscape of her Second Life world. The Beguiled; Art Gallery and Studio is where you will find the collective works from Jilla and where you will also find yourself immersed in a lush, whimsical landscape that invites you to slow down, wander the grounds and take in all the enchanting details. … Read the rest~A Beguiling Tango~

~Catching fireflies in Wisteria Starlite~

One of my few cherished childhood memories is catching fireflies, at twilight, in the field across from my grandparents farm in Maine.  I recall using a mason jar, that we’d poked holes in the lid, and leaping through the tall grass trying to capture what we called lightning bugs and  tinkerbells.  It was heartbreaking to see them die so we always made sure to release them shortly after capture; ensuring they’d grant our wishes and return another night. I had not thought about the magic of catching firelfies in many years…then I saw the Moonlite and Starlite gowns from ~ghee~…and those enchanting evenings came flooding back.  The ~ghee~ Moonlite and Starlite gowns are actually a two piece ensemble…the Moonlite gowns come in deep rich jewel tones with an off-the-shoulder top and the Starlite gowns feature a racer back top and muted tones.  The moment I slipped into the Starlite Wisteria gown, I knew I had to capture its shimmering beauty surrounded by the quiet elegance of  the Angel Manor Gardens; while chasing firelflies at dusk. … Read the rest~Catching fireflies in Wisteria Starlite~

~Summer in Sailors Cove~

Reason 99999 why I LOVE Second Life…I can live anywhere I want to and the move is a snap! A lot of people in SL just don’t think that having a “home” is important…but I have always had a home in SL; for me it is part of the immersive experience.  I’ve lived in skyboxes, spaceships, apartment buildings, tropical islands, showy mountains and currently a house boat.  My husband and I love to sail around the collective sims that connect to the Blake Sea…so it was an easy decision to rent a boat slip at Sailors Cove; which is part of the collective.  Sailors Cove is a charming New England themed port with quaint shops, a concert area and dozens of little places to discover. After our first visit to the village, we decided to rent a boat slip…one slip led to another and now we have three boat slips and a lovely shop on the waterfront. It was a gorgeous summer day with warm coastal breezes, clanging bells on buoys, the high pitched chatter of gulls and terns and wispy white clouds drifting high in cerulean skies. … Read the rest~Summer in Sailors Cove~

~Ms. Scarlet’s Position~

It was Ms. Scarlet in the drawing room with the revolver…game over…I win! Clue is one of my all time favorite board games.In fact, I liked it so much, I once recreated the game from scratch!  The very first time I played was at a friend’s house…she had received the game as a birthday gift and invited a bunch of us over to play the game with her.  I was HOOKED!  I begged and begged, to keep going, and we played all afternoon.  I memorized everything about the game, pieces and board and rushed home to start making my own.  We were a large family with zero “extra” money to buy a game…so I got creative and started cutting up cardboard, left over school project poster board and the various playing pieces came from broken Barbie and Ken dolls; or whatever other flotsam and jetsam I could conjure.  I never did finally end up with a “real” Clue game, but the one I made was pure magic and brought many happy hours of playtime.… Read the rest~Ms. Scarlet's Position~

~Whiteout in Candy Land~

Do you remember playing that fun board game Candy Land, where you follow the winding track through the Candy Cane Forrest and Gum Drop mountain in search of King Kandy?  I remember playing it with my niece and nephew and the little buggers tried to cheat!  Despite the cheating, we still had a blast and it whiled away the endless hours of being stuck inside on a school snow day. Yesterday I mentioned the Month of Games event, hosted by Siren Productions, was in full swing.; with tons of fabulous designs geared toward three game themes.  One of the themes is Candy Land and the amazingly talented creator behind Lyrical B!zarre Templates came up with this oh-so-sweet candy dress named Whiteout. This dress is loads of fun and perfect for a costume party, a day exploring or just because you LOVE candy! You can really get creative with the different components of this dress…I used a copy of the bodice candy piece as a wreath for my hair and I wore it on my *DOLLCOCO* avatar! … Read the rest~Whiteout in Candy Land~

~Regina…the birth of the Chess Queen~

Chess is one of the oldest, most venerable, games of skill…requiring intellect and tactical precision…a game played by royalty, and laymen, for centuries. Of all the game pieces, in Chess, the Queen is the most versatile and powerful…and yet, she was not introduced into the game until 500 years after it was created! The birth of the Queen, into the game of Chess, heralded an exciting tactical proposition; with the agility in which the piece was embodied. The value and power of a queen is such that it is sometimes used as bait to lure an opponent into a trap, by a queen sacrifice; known as a “Fool’s Mate”.  Her duty is to protect the King, but the triumph of the game rests within using her allure to out maneuver the opponent.
Regina, from Lyrical B!zarre Templates is an exquisite interpretation of the White Queen.  Her curved, enticing lines draw you in and captivate…distracting her opponents from her majestic power and ruthless agility.… Read the rest~Regina...the birth of the Chess Queen~