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Walk of Shame? Never.

I wanted some kind of street scene urban something or other for this shoot and so just happened upon this place thanks to search. When I landed I got this pop up. ► NO trolling / harrassament
► NO pick up and go / slaves hunt
► NO spam
► NO Bloodline
► NO OnDuty Penis / laggy stuff
► NO particles
► NO kids AVs I am laughing pretty hard. Mostly at the pick up and go slave hunts and onduty penis. I don’t think I ever met a penis that wasn’t ON DUTY. AMIRITE? Do you believe in the walk of shame? I certainly don’t. A walk of shame would indicate I’ve done something wrong by having awesome sex with someone I wanted to have sex with. I disagree with this philosophy heartily. A single girl can do as she likes, that’s my motto. A single girl with flawless cat eye make up ? She can rule the world. Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: ARGRACE YAKUMO
Skin: Glam Affair – Ruth
Head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0
Boots: .Mutresse. Demi Boots for Maitreya Body COLLABOR88
Dress: ::House of Hucci:: Hucci Parkes Dress – Collection (Lara) COLLABOR88
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom Mesh
Earrings: LaGyo_Cordelia Statement Earrings – Black
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit

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Candy Is Dandy

It all started with  a picture of hair that Sasy posted on Facebook. It has sprinkles on it and she was excited to go get it. I knew Candy Fair was coming up but honestly I hadn’t given it too much thought. I can’t say why. I’m sure I’ve been before. So since I had a lot of free time on this lovely Saturday I thought HEY I should go check that out!  And I was amazed.  I spent my allowance and then some. I can’t help it. Everything is so cute. It’s possibly the Gidgiest event ON THE GRID. Lag is a serious issue. So be prepared for that – but it’s not as though lag is UNIQUE to this event. The build itself is a blogger’s paradise of wee vignettes.  The creations released for it are also really nice. I’m kind of gushing but I had a ridiculously good time there today. Now, I feel like I’ve found my home. I am going to live at Candy Fair forever. Do you think they’ll let me? Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Purse: ((LovelyAlien))Teacup Purse – A Candy FAir
Head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0
Skin: Izzie’s
Lipstick: Pout!… Read the rest

We Say POP

Where this pixel girl hails from we say POP. Pop means any carbonated drink. We do enjoy it, and “Could I get a pop or a diet pop” is a common conversation piece around those parts. I saw this pose prop at REWIND and while I’m not normally MUCH of pose prop purchaser (that’s Cajsa) I have to admit, this once caught my fancy. It’s also a shout out to my current hometown the world headquarters of the beverage this giant bottle in an homage to. So I as it’s a double life-reference and cute as could be, I just had to have it. The poses in it are really pretty adorable. Cute right? I went and spent too much money at the Candy Fair today and that’s a different blog post entirely. You’ll have to wait until at least tomorrow for it. AT LEAST. Isn’t this hair from Tram cute though? I was just thinking I wanted something retro to go with my REWIND inspired post and found this one – it’s not new but I have NO idea how old it is.… Read the rest

I’m Actually Quite Busy

There might be a little confusion regarding my level of leisure around these parts because of the recent article in The Atlantic where I was mentioned. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the project and I really did enjoy it. But I do think the author didn’t really understand that a blogger WORKS around these parts. In fact, let’s face it – it’s my job here on the grid. I’m a writer and a sharer of fashion and other things to enhance your digital life. Sometimes I tell stories, sometimes I blather on about things I like. That’s who I am and what I do. To start with there’s a lot of shopping involved. No one is invited to cover ALL the events (although that’d be nice yo) so no matter how many how many events you’re an official blogger for you’re still going to go place to place doing a bit of shopping. Usually in stilettos. I go looking for new things, like new AOs and poses because BENTO is it and we all need whats new now don’t we?… Read the rest

I’m a Bad Parent

It’s Sunday morning and the girl and I are up for the day. I’ve discovered smoking thanks to this amazing cigarette from the Gacha Garden and it lets me blow smoke rings or smoke hearts or one really obnoxious puff of smoke. I can’t stop blowing smoke hearts. Luckily the baby isn’t affected by pixel smoke. I felt bad about her always being in a baby bed so I got her a toddler bed. THEY GROW UP SO FAST. I always wonder why more people don’t make stuff for the zooby babies. Maybe it’s too niche, who knows. I’m feeling like Hannah Homemaker though and I’m pretty sure I’m going to make donuts or something fun this morning. Who knows what I’ll do? It’s gonna be tasty whatever it is. i’m starving.   I thought smoking is supposed to DECREASE your appetite. Hmmmm this may not be the best plan for me after all – I can’t remember the last time I was so hungry. I wonder what’s in this cigarette?… Read the rest

Hey Hey Let’s Rewind…

Hey howdy I’ve been shopping all the live long day can you believe it? I hit the Rewind event pretty hard, I’m gonna have to sell a pixel kidney i suspect to get by. But I managed to get this super cute backdrop from Astralia on my second pull at their machine. That was a sign from the Gacha Gods – so I walked away. Good fortune was MINE. Other things to be excited about is that it’s 3 days since Collabor88 opened which means you can GET IN NOW I BET! This stunning top from Blueberry should fall into your fall must have casual wear. I’m also wearing my favorite jeans with it – I need to fall in love with a new pair of jeans but when you love one pair this much it’s difficult. Second life problems I guess. I had my hair done today by TRAM which is also a pick up from Collabor88. I really love this curly girly style, it’s really fitting my casual happy Saturday feelings right now. Now, see, I DO leave the house sometimes regardless of what that article in The Atlantic says.… Read the rest

No Really I’m Fine

Good morning girls. I thought I’d stop for a moment to make sure you know that Poppy has released one of my favorite creatures for the REWIND event – a lovely slip with garters. You need it. I’m getting ready to head out for my day to do all the things, but I wanted you remind you to put REWIND on your shopping list. Now, I’m off. Have a beautiful day girls. itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Selena” (Fatpack) Collabor88
Head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0
Skin: Lara Hurley – Cindy
Rings: Amala – The Athena Stacking Rings – Maitreya
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom
Earrings and Necklace:Cae :: Owl :: Earring (L)
Cae :: Owl :: Earring (R)
Cae :: Owl :: Necklace
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Lingerie: Poppy – Oakley Garter Slip slipper pink Maitreya REWIND
Slippers: [Maitreya] The Secret Store – Boudoir Slippers – Rose
Cigarette: [Since1975] Cigarette (Pineapple)
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edi

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What A Day For A Daydream

Styling and trying on new things is a huge part of my job. Sometimes it seems like my waking and sleeping hours are filled with my brain just thinking about new things to wear and how I’m going to wear them. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a hardship. Looking fantastic in lovely clothes is probably one of my favorite activities if the truth be told.  Today I’m thinking about my accessory choices for this amazing dress from Clef de Peau that I picked up on Fifty Linden Friday. Such a classic, simple design makes this dress a perfect piece for everyone, I hope you got it last Friday. It does seem like there was something else I was supposed to be doing right now, though. But what was it? It seems like it was important. Maybe I wanted to tell you about my new eyes from Aphotic Gloom? Was that it? Hmm, they’re amazing but I don’t think that was it either. But what am I forgetting? Oh I remember now. Auntie Inventory sent the baby home, she needed a break.… Read the rest

We Are Made of Star-Stuff


“The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way they could get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
― Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
Carl Sagan said we are all star-stuff and shooting these pictures for this post made me think of him. The keke glitter constellations and the anc. mist clouds made me think of galaxies and nebulae. The windswept magical dreaminess of the Papillon dress from Moon Amore only added to that.… Read the restWe are made of star-stuff.

Because I Can

I went to the beautiful The Trace Too to shoot some pictures. I love this sim so much. I wandered into the water even though I was wearing a long skirt, because I can. These colors don’t run.
June Monteiro of JUMO released a new gown called Illyria for The Instruments – a monthly themed event that recently celebrated its one year anniversary. It runs for 20 days and opens the 18th of each month.  The original outfit comes with a high fashion top that has beautiful gauze sleeves, but I wanted a more casual look so I just wore the skirt which is fabulous in so many ways with its bold prints and splashes of color and the lovely draping of the mesh so that the print it not distorted when I move. I wore this fun and fabulous bikini from Luxuria underneath the skirt. It’s summer, I am at the beach. I wore the bikini top as the top for my skirt because I can.  These new shoes were just released by Glamistry. They are called Malva after the hollyhock’s lovely cousin, the common mallow.… Read the rest15 Aug 20_011

The Sea of Love

Mami Jewell of AZUL probably designs more gowns than anyone for the Miss SL competitions. The Linette gown was designed for Miss Indonesia Mio Linette and it comes in twelve standard colors and two limited edition colors. When I walked in the gown the ebb and flow of the feathers at the bottom made me think of the gracefully flowing fins of a beta fish, so for fun I headed to Borinquin Zyn’s underwater tableau where there are underwater animations. Below the cut, you can see a video I made and see what I mean about this lovely gown.
The Sea of Love is an emotionally evocative song written by Phil Phillips and recorded by him long ago. It has been covered many times.  Most are pretty good, including covers by Iggy Pop and the inimitable Tom Waits. There is a beautiful cover by Emily West. Some are terrible, I like Robert Plant but that was an over-produced mess. Myy favorite version by far, though, is this one by Cat Power. It has so much fragility and tenderness.… Read the rest150818_002

Hold Fast to Dreams


Langston Hughes, one of America’s greatest poets, wrote that we must “hold fast to dreams” for if they die, life is like a bird who has broken wings and cannot fly. When dreams go, he wrote, “Life is a barren field frozen with snow.” I think this is an important truth that we must all hold onto. Dreams animate us. They keep us from drifting into a stagnant contentment. Chuck Palahniuk wrote “Let me never be content.” Sometimes people stop seeking happiness, settling for contentment. I think contentment is a trap. It is a yield sign on life’s highway. That’s where dreams come in. Unlike goals, they need not be realistic, they can be far-fetched, but they can set a framework for realistic goals that guide us toward self-fulfillment and happiness. It is more important to have dreams than to achieve them. Hope is more powerful than success and hope is what dreams are made of.

In some ways, ISON’s orchid dress is the manifestation of a dream.… Read the rest150816_002

That shirt

That shirt! You know the one I mean. We all have one. The shirt we have owned since forever, that repeated washings and years of wear have softened the fabric to a perfect level of comfort. It is the adult equivalent of a blankie. A shirt that ends up in every load of laundry because after a hard day, we put it on the minute we get home, as though putting on a hug. We have forgotten to turn it inside out a few hundred times and the fabric is pilling and snags are visible here and there, but we don’t care. It is our favorite shirt and we will keep it until it falls apart on our body. Whatever sizing and substance the fabric once held is gone. It conforms to our body like a second skin, a cozy, comfy, second skin that says “You’re good enough. You’re smart enough. And doggone it, people like you.” We have that shirt in our first lives, but now we can have it in our second as well, thanks to Vinyl’s Little Toast (sukoshitosuto) and any doubts whether this distress and well-worn look was not deliberate can be dispelled with a look at some of the other options on the texture hud.… Read the rest150812_011

Daydream Believer

There is a lot of speculation about what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. They used to say it was our ability to use tools, but I had a dog who used a stick as a lever to snap the boards in the fence. There’s a marvelous video of a crow using tools to get food. Some used to say it was language, but the more we learn of animals, the more we learn about their languages and realize that we made assumptions because we did not speak their language. There are those who say it is our consciousness that we will die that makes us human, but can someone see animals mourning and presume they have no sense of their own mortality? Others say it is how well we cooperate, but will we ever cooperate as well as bees and ants? Anyone who thinks about the size of an elephant or whale brain knows it cannot be brain size. Scientists spend a lot of time on this question and are coming to the conclusion it’s not just one thing that makes us human, but it is all about how we think.… Read the rest150808_009

Modern Romance

The Fernando gown from Dead Dollz is romance personified. I love the beautiful embroidered tracery of flowers and vines in that soft peach, blue and mint. I love the fitted bodice with the bouffant exuberant squirt and the sheer overblouse. the definition of the belted waistline. It takes so many elements of historical and folk costume and the result is completely modern. It borrows from the baroque to make something minimalist and resolutely of the the now. It’s just great design on every level.   In the bodice, you can see more clearly how modern form, the white lines that construct the body conscious bodice and draw from contemporary design is combines with the idea of historical/folk embroidery from another era – but then, look how stylized and abstract the embroidery is – pulling it out of the past into the present. A Modern Romance.
  These fabulous earrings from Dark Mouse. While most of her stuff is on Marketplace, these earrings are not, so go to her small in-world store.  … Read the rest150731_002

Same Damn Dress


Gidge and I popped over to Nº21 because she had seen a dress in the EloquenceSL Shopping Guide she had to have. When I saw it, I had to have it too, so we decided to do a “Same Damn Thing” challenge, or in this case, Same Damn Dress. I love the same damn challenges because it gets at the heart of what makes fashion exciting and creative. We are all individuals who make decisions about styling so that even when we wear the same damn dress, we look different. So, if any of you want to style this same damn dress, post your links below for the giggles.

I like jackets and sweaters, so I popped on this one from Boom. One thing to know about Boom, you can really find exactly the color you want because Aranel Ah always makes her separates in enough colors to fill a crayon box.     I added these lovely polka dot tights and t-strap heels from The Secret Store. They are so lovely and flexible in styling that I recommend the entire fat pack.   Cheveux released this adorable bob with a french braid along the hairline at Hair Fair.… Read the rest150802_004

hallucinatory heat

  So it is hot again. One of the joys of living in the Pacific Northwest is avoiding blistering heat, but thanks to global climate change, I am afraid that may become a thing of the past. However, I suppose I should keep it in perspective. It is far hotter elsewhere. Most of the time, when you read about someplace deathly hot with temperatures in excess of 120° Fahrenheit, you can also add “but at least it is dry heat” which might be small comfort at that temperature, but it still makes a difference. This was made very clear when I read a news article that left me reeling and think I should be grateful. There is a city in Iran, on the Persian Gulf, that reached a Heat Index of 165° degrees – that is heat of 115° and a dew point of 90. Heat and humidity, that is just not fair. Now my response to heat is to dress lightly, so imagine that heat in a burqa. It makes me very grateful for my much lower intensity heat discomfort.    Of course, in Second Life, the temperature is an always perfect 72° with freshening breezes that are calibrated to never muss your hair.… Read the rest150801_006

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Foxes has released this beautifully fitted and textured dress in a mind-numbing 24 different versions from sparked to ombres to solids with standard sizing and sizing for specific mesh bodies. Obviously, the Foxes creator has given up on sleep. The long list for the  Man Booker prize was announced yesterday and I have only read one of them. That is one reason it is my favorite book list. It goes beyond bestseller lists and borders, elevating excellent fiction from all over the world. Usually by the time the next list is out, I have read my way through the list. It is changing, though, until 2013, the authors had to come from the Commonwealth and now it is open to authors from any country so long as they write in English and their books are published in the UK. For the first time there are five American writers on the list. Will this change the complexion of the list? I don’t know. I hope not. I have been on a lucky streak lately, reading several good books in a row.… Read the rest150629_005

Well, that was easy!

Damselfly Marnie hair and Azuchi Suma dress If you have been following this blog lately, you know that Hair Fair happened and while it was happening, I have been publishing interviews with Hair Fair designers. I got a notecard back from one on Sunday. It was from Shyla Honey of Damselfly and began with an apology because she had been out of town for two weeks and wanted me to know she had not been ignoring my notecard queries. I didn’t read the rest because I was in a bit of hurry. I popped over to Hair Fair to buy the two of her Hair Fair releases I had not already purchased and pick up the gifts and shot my pictures of all her hairs. Then I opened the notecard back up and realized that the note was all she sent, reasonably assuming since Hair Fair was ending, I would not continue the interviews. Oh well, at least I have all the pictures. I decided to wear this dress from Azuchi because it has that  huge ruffle across the bodice that normally conflicts with hair and Damselfly hair is often long and curly and exactly the sort of hair likely to cause problems with a bodice ruffle.… Read the restDamselfly Marnie_001

Hair Fair Designers — MissAllSunday Lemon

I have been wearing Wasabi Pills since 2008, though the first year I was wearing Wasabi Pills skin and then later, when she began wearing hair, I started wearing her hair, too. Between Gidge and me, there are nearly 200 posts with Wasabi Pills hair. I do not know if I was one of the first to blog her items, but I do remember that when I first blogged her skin, she sent me a warm and friendly note. I also remember how when mesh hit the grid, she hit the ground running as if all that time before mesh was just preparation for mesh when she really got into creating a new level. Wasabi Pills Saffron Wasabi Pills Saffron It’s Only Fashion: What’s the craziest thing you ever did in Second Life? Most exciting? Silliest? Is there a story you can share that captures your Second Life experience? MissAllSunday Lemon: Well, I honestly wouldn’t know which was the craziest thing we (me and Rouge Darcy, my partner in Wasabi Pills) did, but at the beginning we had a lot of fun going around with the strangest clothes and gadgets, talking to new people and taking pics.… Read the restWasabi Pills Saffron_001