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The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.

Henry Green was talking about editing and writing when he said, “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” The truth of that statement, though, applies to fashion as well as writing or any other kind of art. That is why I enjoy wonderfully restrained minimalist design like you get from ISON & Rowne. These pieces are from a showcase collection that will be taken off the market after September 30th, so go to ISON as soon as you can. What was left out? There is no fussy fastening where the skirt fastens on right hand side. Incidentally, most wrap skirts fasten on the left, so even that was a design decision. An important element in its design are the French seams, that highlight the close-fitting form of the skirt. With simplicity, we see the beauty of the fabric, uninterrupted by distractions. It is the same with the blouse. The simple drape and cuff of the sleeves on the blouse and the unadorned keyhole closure that drops deep and draws attention to the bodice, but without a fussy pussy bow.… Read the rest“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”


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Be like a peacock and dance with all your beauty

Peacocks are glorious creatures, peahens are so dowdy by their side. Aren’t we lucky that both the male and the female of our species can, if they choose, be as gaudy as a peacock or as subtle as a peahen? I am going for the gaudy side today with this gloriously embellished butterfly “Glasswings” dress from Reverie for The Arcade. It seems serendipitous that Sway’s and Moon Amore released peacocks and butterflies at The Arcade at the same times as that dress from Reverie. I love the accidental synchronicity of The Arcade. Adding the Sweet Things table and chair just makes it even better. Reverie goes full romance with this lovely pair so shoes. The peacock inspired nail polish is for Virtual Insanity, something I had in my closet for quite some time. The hair is a delightful bob from Vanity Affair. It’s called Miss Coco and can be found at Hairology. The skin and makeup are from Glam Affair’s Avril. The Reverie blue tiara had to be resized to fit the hair, an easy adjustment since it is modifiable.… Read the restBe like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty.

BAD DOG! BAD DOG!

My new dog doesn’t seem to realize that I’m CLEANING today. He apparently decided that what I really wanted to do was have a bigger mess! I don’t know about you, but the last thing I really like is for stuff to get completely drenched in soggy dog dirt after I get it clean. Now, this own’t do at all….BAD DOG! He doesn’t seem at all motivated to stop. I’m going to send him off to the Kennel Inventory soon if he doesn’t cut it out, I tell you what. A girl can only take so much doggie related chaos on a Sunday morning. All this AND laundry waiting for me today. This Sunday is the worst. Help help, I’m being oppressed. You can pick up a lot of today’s items to complete the narrative of your SL – hopefully less dirty than mine, at THE ARCADE which is STILL open folks! Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Dress: .tsg. Nurse Sugar Uniform – Pink [Maitreya] THE ARCADE
Earrings: Amala – The Air Balloon Earring – Gold – L
Amala – The Air Balloon Earring – Gold – R
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Day @ Shopping THE ARCADE SL
Dog: JIAN – THE ARCADE
Laundry Decor; Second Spaces – THE ARCADE

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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Self-help has not changed much since 160 C.E. when Marcus Aurelius was journaling. His published Meditations are a twelve-volume collection of self-help books that are in the public domain, free to anyone to download for their fill of his “Think Yourself” [insert desired quality here] philosophy. You probably think I am kidding. I am not. Here’s a bit of the self-help advice from good old Marky A.
I suppose it was the classical lines and the rich colors of this dress from Gizza that brought that beautiful quote from Marcus Aurelius to mind. “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” It’s true, we conform our character to our thoughts and training ourselves to think positively can help us develop a more positive character.… Read the restThe soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Pizza for Breakfast

The Arcade will be winding up in a few days and let’s face it, it’s PRIMO time to get in there and complete your collections. The Early Shoppers throngs are gone, you can move around without lag and the goods in the machines are all as awesome as they were DAY ONE. I decided that what I would do was make a run, right after I had some delicious PIZZA for breakfast. I need to keep up my strength. It’s tiring work,, all this shopping, so this comfy sofa from Sari Sari is working well for me as I relax my aching feet and back from lugging back my goods. What were your favorites this round? Did you manage to pick up the items you wanted the most? I’m now going to figure out if I should permapet my last kitty that I do keep about or if I’m going to buy something I don’t need. Decisions, decisions…who know.
Gidge is Wearing:
Pizza: -RC- Food Things – Pizza Slice – THE ARCADE
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Skin: Lara Hurley
Jeans: Addams // Ginger Boyfriend Jean w/Belt // Maitreya
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Moles:Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Scarf: Stories&Co.… Read the rest

I’m So Tired…

Tired of being admired…../sings in her best Madeline Kahn voice. I am tired though. My day has been exhausting. I’m worn out from people and things and the lack of them being what I want. So I’m to bed early, with some treats and my sleep mask designed to keep out the light until I decide it’s time for my day to start again. I’m surrounding myself in the magic of The Arcade, from my bunny guardian to my mask to my shift for sleeping, good things from The Arcade are going to guide me into golden slumbers this fine pixel evening. Now I’m going to call my pixel day done. If yours isn’t finished yet I’ll understand, but this girl has found her comfy spot and I’m going to be right here until the morn. Goodnight girls, sleep beautifully. Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Dress: B.C.C Mai Moi – Chipao Dress B [Maitreya Exp] RARE THE ARCADE
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Bunny: MishMish – Bunny Fluffz – Royal RARE THE ARCADE
Bed Clutter: Tres Blah – THE ARCADE
Mask: Mon Cheri Night Essentials Mask 2 – THE ARCADE

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Domestic Suits Her

I’m a simple pixel girl and this time of year i’m always excited about the myriad of goodies that start appearing for my kitchen. Yes I’m a pixel baker, I can’t help it. I never have to worry about the calories – so what’s the problem anyway right?  My joy is kicked off with the pieces at Collabor88 from What Next.  I’m also wearing a great skirt set from Lazybones also at Collabor88 this month. This round is so cozy and comfy, I’m ready for fall weather for sure. I was excited to see the Skinnery release a new skin for Lelutka, she’s a pretty face. I accidentally forgot to take off my Lara Hurley moles and hey they look great so I’m going to wear it this way. Some people might not approve of the disparity between my eyebrow color and my hair. To those people I would say “Bitch please, you know I’m not a natural blonde.” Get to Collabor88 while this round is going strong and stock up on this month’s cozy goodies.… Read the rest

WWDW

Maylee Oh of The Secret Store answered the burning question, “What Would Dita Wear?” for the September Collabor88 showcase. And she answered it beautifully with lovely rockabilly lingerie that hits all the right notes. Not only that, she answered ten times over in beautiful color combinations of polka dots and solids. From Dita to D!va, the fresh and flirty hairstyle is a delightful change from D!va’s trademark flyaway updos with its short bob and flirty hair ribbon. It, too, is a Collabor88 release.The skin and makeup are from Glam Affair’s Clary applier for Collabor88.
Featuring the lingerie seems like a great time to feature my bedroom freshly done up with lots of highlights from The Arcade. Click to view slideshow. The Aria bed gets special mention for all the fun and delightful animations in it, including the initial animation when you first pose on it – jumping up in down in circles. ****SHOPPING LIST******

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Never Settle

I haven’t been a fan of hairbases since I first put on my Lelutka Aria head. I just never felt like I saw a hairbase that didn’t “off” or somehow just fake. Leave it to Lelutka to knock hairbases out of the part with a whole new line of hairstyles that not only look great with the hairbase attached but simply look completely natural.  My friend Gogo has some great shots of all four styles HERE http://juicybomb.com/2016/09/18/everything-is-okay/ . I’m also showing you some amazing new purple eyes from Banana Banshee. She’s been making eyes like a CRAZY person lately, tons of new releases. If you haven’t tried her eyes – NOW IS THE TIME girls. Her colors are beautiful and it’s a perfect time of year to freshen up your look with some new eyes. You can pick up the perfect shade of autumn eyes for your self at her MP store https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/74286 or at her location IN WORLD which you can hop to via http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odumin/93/228/46  .… Read the rest

Windows To Your Soul

I’m in a Collabor88 mood today. Shoes, clothes and lovely window decor can all be found at the September round which is still going strong!   Quickie today….ciao girls! Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Body: -Belleza- Freya
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Viola Mesh Hair
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn Purples
Shoes: REIGN.- TEEKS (BELLEZA-FLAT) COLLABOR88
Shorts: SPIRIT – Forest shorts [BELLEZA Freya] COLLABOR88
Tee: SPIRIT – Forest t-shirt [BELLEZA Freya] COLLABOR88
Tank: SPIRIT – Forest tank top [BELLEZA Freya] COLLABOR88
Window: Floorplan – COLLABOR88

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Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans

“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.” Mania Khan must know swans, they do love the quiet, the lee side of an island lake, where the wind does not ruffle the water. I thought of that quote when I saw the {anc.} swans at The Arcade and decided to rez them on a quiet eddy of water with some flowers (also from anc) and trees from HPMD.
I am wearing a lovely satin charmeuse slip from Thalia Hackworth™. It comes in 14 colors. You could wear a different one every day for TWO WEEKS! There’s a new release from Lelutka. I already blogged, but it’s too perfect not to share again. My earrings are from Kunglers. The makeup is from Glam Affair for Collabor88. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: -Thalia Heckroth- Kaia silk mini dress (MAITREYA) Winter Blue
Shoes: l&e Opium mules pompom – blue – rigged (for Slink feet)
Jewelry: (Kunglers) Iris earring – Candy
Skin: Glam Affair America
Hair: .LeLutka.A-NV-0003
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: .LeLutka.A-NV-0003 Hair Base
Glam Affair Clary
FLAIR
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V3.5 Lara
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.… Read the rest“Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.”

Just the hair, please.

Lelutka released some new hair styles. I fell in love with them all, but chose this one to wear first. When I was playing around with photo effects in Pixlr, I loved how this shows the real care and excellence of the hair texturing in a way a color photo does not. So, this is just a short post of just the hair. p.s. I know some yahoo thinks using Pixlr is unworthy and attacked another blogger for using it in SL Secrets. All I can say is have you used Pixlr? It’s fun. It’s easy. And if you want to make a secret about it, have at it. I use it. No shame here.

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A-Frame Life

Growing up on a resort lake with twenty-one year round residents, but thousands of weekenders who flood the lake and live in the more the hundreds of lakefront cabins that are empty most of the year, I am very familiar with A-frames. Lots of people bought A-Frame kits or pre-made A-Frames, much faster than the old-fashioned bungalow style cabins that signal older homes on the lake. This A-Frame from Barnesworth Anubis has an advantage over many of the lake front cabins as the ceiling rests on a short bit of vertical wall. The A-frames on the lake often did not have that bonus, which often meant a lot of space behind the couch when it was shoved against the wall and sometimes a clunk on your head. A-frame weekenders almost never came for winter ice-fishing, their cabins hard to heat with what heat they had rising to the ceiling and escaping from the lakefront windows. But they sure are pretty when you’re out in the canoe late at night, all the light from their wall of windows facing the lake, so bright and illuminated in contrast to the smaller windows on the bungalows.… Read the restOne could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Lovely Lace from Baiastice

I am loving the new jumpsuit from Baiastice for Collabor88. It comes in two versions for each of the twelve colors it comes in, with a plain, solid bodice or with a lace bodice. I chose the lace bodice because I was feeling frisky.
It’s a great pantsuit and looks even better with the bright, bold Hebe shoes from EMPIRE. I decided to chill out on the deck in the junk patio chairs. I think they need a paint touch up, but I am feeling too lazy to do it. Soy released a lot of plants which made their way onto the deck, too. The Roxy Darling hair from Clawtooth for Collabor88 was a great choice for the jumpsuit. Not only is it lovely, it covers up any untoward exposure of your nipples through the lace on the jumpsuit’s bodice. The jewelry is from Kunglers for The Crossroads. The makeup is Glam Affair’s Clary from Collabor88. Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Baiastice_Miko Jumpsuit-Lace Yellow @ Collabor88
Shoes: #EMPIRE – Hebe – Slink @ Collabor88
Jewelry: (Kunglers) Monica bracelet & ring – Golden @ The Crossroads
Skin: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Clary – America @ Collabor88
Hair: Clawtooth: Roxy Darling – Reds Pack @ Collabor88
Poses: aDorkable and furnishings
Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 147
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5 (Read more...)

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Death by Chocolate Is a Myth

This I Know, Because I lived
I’ve been around for broken hearts and how Death by crying doesn’t exist, though
The headaches feel a bit like it
You might explode
But you reach the end of the road
And you, little tree
I’m certain you will grow Tears on your pillow will dry and you will learn
Just how to love again
Oh my weeping willow
Let your leaves fall and return
Oh darling the seasons are your friend Gidge is Wearing: Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Body: -Belleza- Freya
Tee: -tres blah- Fitted Tee (Freya) – Chamel COLLABOR88
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Skin: Lara Hurley
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Miki Mesh Hair
Shorts: Blueberry – Lola – Denim Shorts – Freya
Panties in Bedroom Shot: Blueberry
Ring: ieQED soiree.ring.left
Moles: Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Decor Items:
Birdy – Boudoir – Mannequin Lingerie THE ARCADE
Mutresse-Ballerina-Charming ElephantsTHE ARCADE
Birdy – Boudoir – Pom – Snow static stand RARE THE ARCADE
Birdy – Boudoir – Mannequin Corset THE ARCADE
Birdy – Boudoir – mannequin 2 THE ARCADE
Birdy – Boudoir – mannequin 1
Birdy – Boudoir – Fur Chair PinkTHE ARCADE
[ba] angolo house 2.0 by Barnesworth Anubis.… Read the rest

Life Is Uncertain, Eat Dessert First

The veggie tray, apple pie, salt and pepper shakers and waffle iron can all be found at The Arcade. The uncertainties of life are manifest every day. Some uncertainties are harder than others. My sister has Stage IV lung cancer. But her future is still uncertain, it’s quite possible the chemo will kill her long before the cancer can. She’s been in the hospital for two weeks now as a mold has developed in her lungs, thanks to chemo bringing her white blood cell count down to zero. On Thursday, I learned she has developed VRE, a anti-biotic resistant bacteria similar but much more rare than MRSA, the OMG of countless House episodes. Of course, because when you are going to ER three times a day for 90 minute infusions of antibiotics, you develop anti-biotic resistant bacteria. I think it is time for her to eat a lot of dessert. Ice cream, apple pie, chocolate cake, brownies and coffee nips. Go for it!
This skirt is exactly like the ones I prefer in my first life.… Read the restLife is uncertain, eat dessert first.

Throw Some Southern Shade

I had a tremendous giggle when I saw the name of one of EXILE’S hairs for Collabor88 this month. Southern Shade might evoke images of willow treas, or Georgia pine cooling you down on a humid southern morning. Or if you’re me, and your typist is a girl living in the south of the US immediately you come to think of all those terms that sound nice but just aren’t – most of the time anyway. BLESS YOUR HEART might be the most famous of these, but this one is a tricky one. Bless your heart can be sincere. Something terrible has happened? Oh…bless your heart. You blew off your own eyebrows lighting gunpowder next to your face? BLESS YOUR HEART insert the tone. With Southern Shade being thrown it’s really all about tone.  It doesn’t translate well in text, but in person the sticky sweet southern accent can make even “Well I hope everyone is ok” sound like “Burn in the fires of hell”. It’s a special gift reserved for ladies of the south, this type of shade.… Read the rest

Freshen It Up

It’s important to freshen up your avatar look from time to time. We switch out our hair willy nilly but sometimes we can forget how nice it can be to update some of the basics – like eyes. If you haven’t ever tried Banana Banshee eyes, Rose has been around for a while making eyes so she knows what she’s doing. While she doesn’t just make eyes, that’s what I’m talking about today. I’m trying out her Soul 2 eyes fatpack. She’s got a nice range of blues, from gentle icy blues to children of the corn bright if that’s your thing. She also features pretty greens, browns and even a red for you about to be possessed for Halloween Times. She also features black sclera versions for all you folks who like to role play or just rock a completely different kind of look. I’m wearing her ice blue and I really like it, it’s a pretty but subtle blue and looks very natural.  I did not shoot all of the colors available in her fatpack, just a few to show you.… Read the rest

Sunday Morning Solitude

Sometimes I have too much solitude in my SL. You’d think a place full of avatars looking to make fuck might be rife with social opportunities but you’d be wrong. It’s strange how the isolation can wear on you, after years and years.  Lucky for me The Arcade this round presented me with an opportunity to have new friends in my life, and these lovely labs will now be part of my SLife. They’re always happy to see me and never make me feel alone. I love these guys. I’ve got my iced coffee and I’m ready to face my day! If you noticed my new eyes, they’re from Banana Banshee. I’m going to be showing you them more in depth when I’m not stumbling around in a caffeine addicted fog. Until then – Happy Sunday girls. Let’s all stay pretty! itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Top: -tres blah- Fitted Tee (Maitreya) – Cat Icon THE ARCADE
Coffee:-tres blah- Golden Cage – Iced Coffee THE ARCADE
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
SKIN: Pink Fuel – VERA
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Soul II fatpack applier (Omega – Genesis)
Ring: ieQED soiree.ring.left COLLABOR88
Shoes: Ingenue :: Marlene Oxford (Maitreya) :: Prof THE ARCADE
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: [INK] Hair___BOP :Fatpack* THE ARCADE
Shorts: `M.BIRDIE / Last Summer .… Read the rest

Its Only Fashion 2016-09-01 15:06:13

I recently finished a book my sister gave me, “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. I really like one of the things Pausch said, “The size of your audience doesn’t matter. What’s important is that your audience is listening.” It’s interesting, I think, what draws people in. However, with events like Collabor88, they can not only boast about the size of their audience, but also that they audience listens (shops). August is the anniversary month for Collabor88 and they always invite all the guests from the entire year for a blowout showcase. Collabor88 will continue until the 6th, so while you are waiting for an opening at The Arcade, don’t forget that there is an other event, a real extravaganza happening at the same time. I will be blogging more about the Arcade soon, but really could not pass up featuring this lovely Angelic dress from Blueberry. With the HUD, there were so many options that I sort of drifted into the meditative haze of changing the dress, the upper feathers, the lower feathers, and then changing them again and again and again.… Read the restThe size of your audience doesn't matter. What's important is that your audience is listening.