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I like everything I wear for my blog, but every once in a while an outfit will strike a special chord and make me feel extraordinary. Azul’s Abigail for Black Fashion Fair is such a dress. With all the bare skin, it was critical that it fit perfectly since I could not use alphas to block any of the bodice in the mesh top, not with such exposure on the side. As you can see, the fit was perfect and I got a lot of compliments on it when I wore it for my set this morning.
I went to see Baloons, Cica Ghost’s new build. It is hauntingly beautiful and inspires a quiet and contemplative mood. Truth released new hair this week called Nayeli and the special barrette that came with the gown worked perfectly – as though they were made for each other. That kind of serendipity is one of the joys of Second Life®. I added some older earrings from Donna Flora and then applied makeup from Adam & Eve’s new collection for the Lelutka heads. Sachi Vixen has released three new skins that are compatible with both Slink Visage and the Lelutka heads and they are wonderful I had to go with Veronica.… Read the rest150419_004




April 2015
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Am I Boring You?

The new body suit from Luxuria is too sexy to show before the cut. Yes, I have company. You know, it’s nice to see an old friend sometimes. Shhhh, don’t get worked up. It’s probably just an alt. Gidge is Wearing:
Lingerie: Luxuria – Conquer Love
Hairbase: Exile::Hairbase 1 lIGHT (TINT ME) (new)
Lips: [Pink Fuel] – Lip Lustre – Pink Bonbon
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Hair: Exile::Rise Above
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant
Slink AvEnhance Hands and
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx – Pink/Eye B (ltbrow)
Eyes: Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic – medium bright  

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Rockabilly Red

The theme for this month at Genre is Rockabilly and Fission’s Paula dress is pure Rockabilly. It comes in black, pink, blue and red and of course, I had to go with Rockabilly Red.
  I stopped off at Bryn Oh’s magnificent new build Lobby Cam and fell in love the landscape. Be sure to check it out. Ziki Questi wrote a great post explaining the task you can take on to truly experience the sim. I dug out my AviPose HUD to adjust the left hand on this pose. it went into my thigh, but just one click on AviPose brought it out where it needed to be.     The shoes are from Livable and were on special yesterday for Fifty Linden Friday, but are still available at the regular pice. I used an overlay on this picture to make it appear a little aged. My jewelry is from Bliensen & MaiTai. It’s an old set that I dug out of my inventory.   The updo from Vanity Hair is so much fun with its slightly exaggerated form – perfect for my rockabilly outlook.… Read the rest150418_004

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

NYU’s tapered pants and vested shirt are two separate pieces available at Xiasumi School. The top has a HUD allowing you to choose between six colors for the shirt. The pants come in two versions, one to wear with this vested top and the other to wear with other items. They come in several colors. I chose to wear black with the pinstripe, instead of matching exactly. I do not worry very much. Worry does not prevent mishaps or change outcomes; at least not for the better. It can only make things worse, distracting us from getting things done, making our minds race with one fret after another. The heroic Corrie Ten Boom had this to say about worry, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it robs today of its strength.”
The shoes are Oxford-inspired pumps in pink and grey, echoing the pale pink of the shirt. However, have you noticed that if you tell yourself not to worry, you immediately begin to worry. It’s the white bear problem, or more technically ironic process theory.… Read the rest150416_003

Waspy Woman

Fashion for Life has been underway for a bit now, but you still have time to come see the venue, hunt for a few idols, bid on some charity items, and pick up some unique, ethnic inspired Couture Fashions. The event runs until the 25th of April, and there are a number of Shows and rounds of DJs will he taking place over this weekend. You can find out more information HERE, and for the times for shows and DJs, please TP to the Sim, and click on the Kiosks for a detailed list. Above I am wearing an outfit from a store I haven’t really head of until recently. It’s called Karma, from Artizana, and comes in a ton of colours, with heels to match. This is also an Exclusive Charity Item at Fashion for Change. Artizana designs a wide array of fashions, with wild splashes of colours and patterns. While I may tread more on the darker side of things, and dabble in the fantasy world from time to time, but if I am going to go for a more modern look, Colour and Pattern is normally what I look for.… Read the restHelena Stringer - IOT - Waspy Woman - 1

Shut Up And Dance With Me

When I’m nervous I talk too much. I become verbose, searching for non-offensive words especially when I fear confrontation might erupt but I still feel a need to communicate on a subject. I’m trying to be less so but it’s difficult especially WHEN the nerves take over and I can’t even remember what I was trying to say half the time, given the amount of words I have spewed. Yesterday I was rambling, trying to get my point across and I kept being told that I wasn’t making sense, that they just didn’t understand what I meant. Finally in exasperation I blurted out OH MY GOD WE HAVE SHIT TO WORK ON. And I got my point across perfectly. There’s a song I hear on about every radio station: “Oh don’t you dare look back, just keep your eyes on me.
I said You’re holding back
She said SHUT UP AND DANCE WITH ME.” I think that sums up my new communication strategy. Shut up and dance with me. No really. Do it. Gidge is Wearing:
Lips: [Pink Fuel] – Lip Lustre – Pink Bonbon
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Hair: .~Tableau Vivant~ Pretty reckless I [Frizzy chic] (S) COLLABOR88 April
Gown: Fission-Unknown Hunt gown (S)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Skin: [Pink Fuel] Alyx – Pink/Eye B (ltbrow)
Eyes: Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic – medium bright
Pose: PR (Read more...)

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Can You Feel the Punk?

Baiastice has a fun punk outfit for Collabor88 with skirt, vest and bra top. I chose the tartan option because tartan is such a great punk print. has great punk lace up boots in the Collabor88 colors so it’s an easy choice.   Tableau Vivant offered three great hair styles.    LaGyo’s earrings for Collabor88 are really fun. Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Marukin soft Grunge Poses @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair Ever 01 America
-Glam Affair – Grazia Skin – America 01 E
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER v1.0
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Hair: .~Tableau Vivant~ Pretty reckless II (S) -@ Collabor88
Clothing: Baiastice_Charlie Bra-Black-@ Collabor88
Baiastice_Mile Vest-Print/Tartan-@ Collabor88
Baiastice_Sava HW Skirt-Print/Tartan-@ Collabor88
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Fashion For Change

Fashion For Change opened yesterday – a fundraising event to raise money for Womankind Worldwide, an organization working to challenge discrimination against women around the world and to increase women’s participation and voice in the policies that affect their lives. Fashion For Change runs from April 11th through the 25th and several of my favorite stores are participating including Azul. This dress is an exclusive for Fashion For Change and was created with options to change it up. Here I am wearing it without the overskirt. Here you can see it with the overskirt. The outfit comes with two overskirts, headdresses and bracelets, so you can wear it with a matching teal roses or light teal roses. And of course, you can wear the dress on its own without the overskirt.   My shoes are from Jumo and are perfectly sparkling sandals in a lovely ombre teal.
  My hair is Truth’s Willa, a recent release. For jewelry, I added this gorgeous new necklace from Kunglers and earrings and a bracelet from JUMO.… Read the rest150411_003

Wash Day Smosh Day

It’s a great testament to how important it can be to include your blog or FLICKR link in your group notices, this washtub prop is. I review notices on my phone, and saw this and made note to pick up to when I logged in. Despite having been gone a week and being capped all my notices still go to my email so I can still see what came out while I was gone. Perfect! I also picked up another decor item while I was there so double whammy for the creator at Shutter Field.  It’s loaded with both male and female poses as well as couples poses. It’s a cute add on, and reminds me I really need a low land impact proper washer and dryer for my house. Can someone make me one? PLEASE!! I’m just going to sit here until you do! I AM I AM I AM! Gidge is Wearing:
Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0
Makeup: Glam Affair
Hair: .~Tableau Vivant~ Pretty reckless I [Frizzy chic] (S) COLLABOR88 April 2015
Ring: ieQED laura.ring.pyramid.all (1) Collabor88 April 2015
Shoes: Ingenue :: Christine Heels (Slink) :: Fog COLLABOR88 April 2015
Dress: ISON – t-belt shirt dress -S- (striped) COLLABOR88 April 2015
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Starfall (S)
Washtub Prop: Shutter Field

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Collabor88 Bop

With apologies to The Ramones. They’re shopping in a straight line,
They’re bouncing off a full sim,
the fashionistas are losing their minds.
Collabor88 Bop. Hey ho, let’s go! hey ho, let’s go!
Hey ho, let’s go! hey ho, let’s go! They’re piling on the mesh bits,
Trying to to make it all fit,
Pretty in Punk’s a big hit.
Collabor88 Bop. Hey ho, let’s go
Shoot’em in the back now
What they want, I don’t know
They’re all dressed up and ready to go
My inner punk rocker is enjoying this month’s theme at Collabor88 and I do hope to look pretty in punk while sharing some of my favorite tunes. Certainly I cannot avoid looking great with the wonderful top and skirt from u.f.o. and shoes from Hucci – all part of this month’s Collabor88 event.
the shoes come with a HUD allowing you to select the color os the sole, the straps and the heel. I entertained myself far too long trying to decide what colors to place where.… Read the rest150409_004

Easter and Cakes

I have a ton of cakes to eat for Easter so I’m ready to have a full on sugar festival. I also have a screaming headache in RL so it’s a quickie today. Have a wonderful day lovelies. Gidge is Wearing: Bento: . Quirky . – Bento Nahms! – Powder . Quirky . – Chopsticks Nahms! – Powder Makeup: Glam Affair for Lelutka Head asia tone Head:.LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 Dress: Iffyta Mesh Dress Size Small Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Elegant Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1 Hair: TRUTH HAIR Effie Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Starfall (S) CAkes: Geisha Dreams

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Sly Lurkers of the Underbrush

My senior year I was chosen as the class nonconformist. That made sense as I was politically active and that’s never the conformist way to be. I was also the only person to graduate without taking biology. I had fought the school requirement all the way to the state high school accreditation board – arguing I merely had to take any science of my choice and did not have to take a biology class. Instead I took physics. I really did not want to dissect anything. A couple classmates, a couple that would often disappear into closets for a kiss or two or three, were named the Sly Lurkers of the Underbrush. That cracked me up. I had never heard the phrase before or since, but it fit them somehow. I am not quite lurking in the underbrush at Eclectica, but I am lurking. Of course, you can’t really lurk without being noticed when your dress is this chic and sporty, can you? The Filton dress from Hucci for Collabor88 has all sorts of sporty details such as the stripe on the sleeve and the inset on the skirt.… Read the rest1504043

Come Get It FAE

PXL Creations has a new skin out with a Fantasy Theme called Aurora.  She’s a new face and very pretty. It’s a quickie today! RL Calls ! <3 Gidge is Wearing:
Lingerie: Seldom Blue – Aphrodisia
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
LipRing: EarthStones Butterfly Kiss Lip Ring Sugilite (chin attach)
Necklace: EarthStones With Love Necklace
Hair: Exile::Hearts Don’t Breakeven AON
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes Starfall
Wings: WWinx & Flair – Fairy Wings – Pink Blue Yellow
Skin: [PXL] Aurora ~ Makeup-04 LEB

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I Made It

Long week was long but now I’m here, it’s Friday and just a few more hours until I can pull the plug and call it VACATION. I’m ready. I learned the sort of things that happen when I’m so excited about vacation can be many . Such as, I realize for the first time that certain decor pieces in my home are floating. Seriously, how long has that been floating? Dammit. That annoys. Oh well. Another good thing is the appliers for the new Lelutka head have expanded my makeup options and I’m so excited about this. I DO Have to take the head off soon, because I have other skins to blog and share with you, but it’s been an amazing week in my new face. I kind of love her. I have an uneasy feeling that despite my excitement about vacation that something is looming. I don’t know why. Dark clouds gather and words are coming my way. I could be wrong. Maybe it’s the ghost of Laura Palmer swirling around me. I hope not. That girl was a mess. Gidge is Wearing:
Clothes: (Nylon Outfitters) Twin Peaks School Girl – Red/ Laura – Small/Med
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 with new GLAM AFFAIR Makeup Appliers – tone ASIA
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Maiko Mesh Hair – Rye
Rings: ieQED laura.ring.set.all [SLINK 20 – casual ] left
ieQED laura.ring.set.all [SLINK 20 – casual ] right COLLABOR88 MARCH
Heels: (Slink) :: Crimson COLLABOR88 March
LeLutka Facelight-wear me
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Earrings – Part-Time (Read more...)

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Calming Waves

When my best friend and I moved into our first apartment together, our mutual grandparents donated various items to our new household. One of the BIG items was a lazy boy. I had never owned a lazy boy, as my mother deemed them horrible, “The sweatpants of seats.”  It turns out that the lazy boy was a beloved item in our first place. Comfy, cozy with the ability to magically recline, it was the perfect thing for when you are passing the time, for when gazing out the windows is all you want to do. I’m marking time, enjoying the scenery and my SL at the moment. At some point I should eat some dinner, this avatar is getting hungry. But for now, she’s going to sit here and just be. You can get your own comfy chair at FAMESHED this month from Consignment. Gidge Is Wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 4
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 – Make up GLAM AFFAIR
Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Jasmine GIFT Subscriber Gift
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.1
Pedicure: FLAIR
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Casual
Manicure: A:S:S Lucky Chair
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Slink Physique Utilities (alpha and layers) HUD V2.0 LARGE
Pants: The Secret Store – Audrey Pleated Pants – Chalk – S COLLABOR88
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The Zen of Ironing

For me, ironing has always been a peaceful relaxing activity. I would set up the ironing board in the living room by the couch and have the unearned in a basket on one side and an empty basket on the other to place the newly ironed pieces. I would lower the ironing board so I could sit on the couch and watch something on television while I ironed and work away. It’s quiet, peaceful and easy to do, so ironing was a favorite chore. So few things need ironing nowadays, mostly table linens and handkerchiefs. I have a huge collection of hankies, inherited from my great-aunt after whom I was named. It made sense since they were embroidered with her name which was the same as my own. Who else would want them? I prefer hankies to Kleenex, much softer and gentler for your skin. My dress, shoes and hair can all be found at Collabor88. The house and furniture are all from The Arcade which just closed, but I am sure will be available at the respective stores. Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Marukin
Skin: -Glam Affair – Grazia Skin – America 01 E
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-EVER v1.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Hair: .~Tableau Vivant~ Sherilyn hair
Clo (Read more...)

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Mesh heads will not make us all look alike.

One of the fears people have about adopting mesh heads is that we will become clones of each other – all looking the same, but that is not something we really need to fear. There are many mesh heads from which to choose. There are many skins that can be applied to each head. Different hair colors and styles, different eyes, different skins with varied makeup. All theses styling choices give us variation. If you doubt that, look at this showcase. Sure, I would love a mesh version of my own face, but with the many mesh heads out there, it is possible to find something close. The Ever head from Lelutka is the one that feels closest for me.
I want to explore the Lelutka mesh head’s versatility. In one way, it is less versatile than other mesh heads. It does not come with a variety of emotive expressions. With the Lelutka mesh head you have the option of opening or closing the eyes and opening or closing the mouth. There are no looks of shock, horror, surprise, laughter, anger, pleasure or disdain.… Read the rest150331_009

Days Pass And This Emptiness Fills My Heart

“Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on the object we’re waiting for.” ~Charles Stanley Time passes so slowly sometimes. I’m filling my hours with activities, with music, with writing, with thinking and reading. I added a new show, I’m working out, but still there is no moving time forward I must walk through every hour while I wait, in silence. “why don’t you tell me that if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you? no sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody,”  ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a time to be mute, without expression and to just sit, and wait and think. That’s the rub. The thinking takes over, and the brain wonders and worries and revisits all of the days and the words. The brain says “Why are you waiting for anything?” I tell it I don’t know. “And then my soul saw yours and said Oh, there you are, I’ve been looking for you.” ~anon Sometimes the silence and passing of time feels like penance, sometimes it feels like punishment and sometimes it feels like the new normal.… Read the rest

Random Builds

All artsy random builds are required to have a piano somewhere, possibly in a puddle, for no reason at all. I like to sit at these pianos and pretend to play some wistful melody. I couldn’t find one at this build, but maybe I just missed it. I give them points for the cat. The cat seems horrified that I have to pee, doesn’t it? I felt like wearing a cup of noodles on my head wasn’t enough of a Tuesday protest, good god it’s nearly as bad as Monday, so I went to a random place I’d seen on Honour’s blog. I kind of like it, despite it’s lack of piano. They say ramen noodles are like poison now, full of bad juju chemicals that’ll kill you dead. I guess it’s better that I’m wearing them on my head. Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0
Hair: .ploom. Sharla – Ploomage
Sweeater: Emery Donna V-Neck Sweater Tanager 2_Small COLLABOR88 March
Skirt: Emery Josie Pencil Skirt Sky_Small COLLABOR88 March
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Vintage Meets Mesh

Once upon a time I made a mad dash to Artilleri because I had to have all of the things. Right about the time I got all the things, mesh came and made all the things I had just gotten obsolete. Or did it? Yes my tiki bar is more land impact than mesh. But it’s still flawless. I may just leave it up on the deck of my work studio just because it reminds me of a time when my SL was my joy and something to look forward to. I wouldn’t mind to have some of that back, truly. I laughed when I sat down. I’ll have to put more sits in these if I can. Old school sit poses ftw. I’ve made a slight tweak to my look of my Lelutka head, I’m wearing ARIA and I’ve made it rounder than the default shape. Gidge is a round faced girl in all lives. I know the arguments “we’ll all look the same”. Truthfully, I like the way this looks on me. I might not wear it every single day but I have to admit, I really love this face. My dress today is a HUD driven texture change release from Sascha’s designs.… Read the rest