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New Heads New You

I am trying out one of the new heads from Lelutka and I’m excited to try the others.  Lelutka remains my favorite head and I’m anxious to familiarize myself with the bells and whistles these new releases have. I’m playing with the moods and I think I’m going to be irked natural spicy. Spicy makes me laugh. I’m also trying out new makeup from Glam Affair.  Bianca is so pretty, and I love this bold eye make up. Perfect for a Monday kinda day, which it is. I’ve got a lot playing with new things to do. I’m kind of excited! This update gives us even more ways to make our heads “us”, which is perfect. Itsonlyfashionblog.com
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 3.0
Top: =Zenith=lace up tank top (Flower 1) -Maitreya COLLABOR88
Shorts: =Zenith=Summer Short Jeans with Belt (all Colors) -Maitreya Collabor88
Hair: Exile:: Lush Life(Bento) (L)
Skin: Glam Affair – Bianca ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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And Just Like That It’s Bandana Day

Bandana Day is upon us once again. It’s a stern reminder of why we have the Hair Fair each year which is much more about others than us.  It’s not just a shopping event, yet we do love to shop. It’s an event where we come together and the lindens we spend help others. The RL has plagued me more than usual and kept poor Pixel Gidge trapped on her island alone, but she did make a foray into the Hair Fair. She has a ritual, before she buys anything, she seeks the bandanas. Why? Because they people that make them, make them with LOVE. They don’t make a dime out of it, they don’t benefit, in fact it costs them time and creativity. Yet every year people make them. Hell even I made them a year or two – until the trappings of mesh put them beyond my own skills. I’m proud to stand here for the “I don’t Know How Many Years In a Row” time and say I supported Wigs for Kids and Hair Fair once again. Thank you Sasy and Whimsy and whomever else poured their time and love into making this event happen.… Read the rest

Brilliant Friends

I just read two books back to back that made me realize there is this whole genre of books with a similar form. I have read many of them over the years, but never realized what they were. I decided to call this genre Brilliant Friends books after Elena Ferrante’s magical Neapolitan Quartet and its first book My Brilliant Friend. The stories are all told by an adult woman looking back on an intense high school friendship that was formative, changing their lives in some way or another. The narrator is the more subdued friend, the quiet one, the follower who is remembering the brilliant, defiant, bold, brave and ultimately tragic friend. Tragedy can take many forms, not just death, but always, the narrator ends in a better place than the brilliant friend. Thinking about it, both the books I just read (Marlena and Please Proceed to the Exit) fit that model but not just them. There’s The Girls by Emma Cline, The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel, even All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, a mystery has the brilliant friend disappear, runaway or murder victim.… Read the restPlease Proceed to the Nearest Exit

The Arcade Closes at Midnight Friday

Beaches and dragons, camping equipment and drive-ins, campers, canoes, and wedding dresses. All those things will remain in one room for just one more day….so if you have been waiting for traffic to slow down at The Arcade, you better hop to it.

I am camping on the beach with hive and Sway’s helpful creations. The decision to camp was inspired by a book I read, Gather the Daughters. It will be on my favorite books of 2017 list. Sway’s shelter and floor make camping comfy and very well lit. M.Birdie’s Marcia outfit is also great camping gear since it’s already very distressed. I went barefoot. The beach, luckily, is swept for broken glass and other pokey things. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: M.BIRDIE / Marcia look-pants1 Maitreya @ The ArcadeM.BIRDIE / Marcia look-top1 Maitreya @ The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: [INK] Easiness hair: RARE* @ The Arcade
Appliers: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R V1.2
HUDS: *LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
.AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
Location: From The Arcade
hive//campfire @ The Arcade
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Eponymous Me & Cockfosters

So, I was considering what to wear on this subway. I really didn’t want anything ridiculous revealing. Something I would hope not be accosted in is what I was thinking. I remembered this gorgeous dress Cecelia Petion had posted on Plurk, so I unpacked the Poppy blogger box for June and saw the box inside had a dress named Cajsa. OMG! What could this be? Then when I unpacked it, it was the dress I remembered from Plurk…I just about did handstands. I would have if I had an animation handy. This struck me as the apotheosis of Second Life serendipity. They way things just fall into place. So I needed something subway suitable because the first short story in Cockfosters takes place on a subway. And yes, I admit it, I read the book because the title amused me. I am adolescent that way. Speaking of serendipity, how about those sandals from Ingenue at Collabor88 this month. Poppy did not make this dress for Collabor88, yet, could they be more perfect together? This whole outfit is an ode to serendipity, though I confess, I selected the texture on the headband to make it a bit more peachy than pinky.… Read the rest“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Here and Gone

I am usually ambivalent about jumpsuits. In my first life, I think they are annoying. They are not particularly flattering and seriously, who wants to almost completely undress every time they go to the restroom? But we don’t pee in SL, so bodysuits are not so ridiculous here. And when the body suit is this beautifully architectural, then all of a sudden I am down with bodysuits.
The Mirima shoes from Ingenue are not only the right height and color, the lovely curving of the strap give them the same architectural finesse that the bodysuit enjoys. Seriously, look at the ad from Ingenue, look at the bodice of the jumpsuit. A great updo (Imani) from Truth, wrecking ball earrings from Kunglers, as well as some bracelets and a ring, and subtle, but strong makeup from Glam Affair and I am set for my book review of Here and Gone. ***SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: -Thalia Heckroth- Bruna jumpsuit (MAITREYA) Fatpack
Shoes: Ingenue :: Madison Booties (Slink) :: Dove
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Wreckingball earrings – Silver
(Kunglers) Luiza ring – Onyx – BENTO
(Kunglers) Rebecca bracelet – Obsidian
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: TRUTH / Imani
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
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Like Natalie

My mother would always say “They say Elizabeth Taylor is the most beautiful woman in the world, but she isn’t. it’s Natalie Wood.” She was timeless and elegant, and I was excited to see that one of SL’s most classic skin makers, Adam N Eve, had made a new skin for Vintage Fair in the spirit of her style. If you’re newer to SL you might not be familiar with the brand, but I can promise it’s one you need to know. Classic styles and fashion, and very unique and beautiful skins to make your look more personal are what you’ll find there. I’m such a fangirl, I risk sounding ridiculous. You know those bloggers who rave on and one and don’t seem impartial or like they’re giving you a neutral critique? That’s how I’ll sound about Adam n Eve if I keep going on. My love is old and strong. The dress is also from Adam n Eve. This is one stop at Vintage Fair that’s not to be missed. Check it out!… Read the rest

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

 Narcissi has released a perfect summer outfit at Vintage Fair. These shorts and tops come in two sets, pastels and brights. The pastel shorts set also has several gorgeous prints, fun vintage prints.  I took to the trees because I was doing a book review of a book called The Solace of Trees that I reviewed on my book blog and on YouTube. It’s about refugees and it is timely, important, and not terribly well done.   I had a lot of fun switching and playing with all the colors in these adorable shoes by Mutresse. They were released at Collabor88. My hair is from Vanity Hair. It’s called Same Girl and was released as Shiny Shabby. My makeup is from Glam Affair is Kendal and at Collabor88. The earrings are from LaGyo. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: -Narcisse- Dinah Shirt – ML – Pastels Voluptuous Pack @ Vintage Fair
-Narcisse- Enid Shorts – ML – Prints Voluptuous Pack @ Vintage Fair
Shoes: …Mutresse… Vaska Flat Sandals for SLINK Feet (Flat) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: LaGyo_Macarons multiring –
LaGyo_Shell earring Silver/Pink
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: Vanity Hair:Same Girl-Greedy
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
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The Age of Myth

While I don’t role play it is fun to dress up. I had a good excuse because I wanted to review Age of Myth, this book I read that I really loved. There were some outfits at The Arcade that were perfect so the timing was perfect. Age of Myth is a fantasy novel, the first of five in a new series by Michael J. Sullivan. I reviewed this book on my blog HERE.

Everything began with the glorious wings from C L A Vv at The Arcade. The white wings just demanded a bold, glorious white dress and there were two bridal sets at The Arcade. This one from Salt & Pepper is so much more “role-play” oriented though. You can see how perfectly role-play the dress is. The gloves and headers are also from C L A Vv at The Arcade and I fancied them up a bit with a bunch of bangles from Zaara. So I am ready for all sorts of mayhem. The hair is from Tableau Vivant, a wild hair blown in the wind and available at The Arcade. The skin is Glam Affair, the Polar skin. The choker you see is also from Zaara.… Read the restThe Age of Myth

Collabor88 Fashions & Book Reviews Too

I spent the afternoon at The Trace Too, using all the seating there for my poses. I hopped on scooter and a bench that were on-site. I went there to make a video blog about a book I had just finished reading. My outfit mostly came from Collabor88, from top to bottom. The tied top and capris are from The Secret Store, the top black dots on a white field and the capris are white dots on a black field, reversing each other for a retro rockabilly sensibility. I added Nylon Outfitters applier-based bodysuit at Collabor88. with black and white stripes. I love how they work together. My sandals are from Fri.day. Also at Collabor88. The hair is from Exile and the skin is from Glam Affair – also all from Collabor88. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: The Secret Store – Bonnie Capri Pants – Black Polka @Collabor88
The Secret Store – Cindy Knotted Shirt – White Polka @Collabor88
Shoes: fri. – Janet Sandals (Coal) @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: Exile:: Be My BabyPoses: @Collabor88
Appliers: (NO) Body Suit – Horizontal Lines – Maiterya Applier @Collabor88
Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
AnyPose Expression HUD v (Read more...)

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Unnatural Habits: A Second Life Book Review Blog

I have been reviewing books for more than a year and got this crazy idea last night that I might try video blogging my reviews from Second Life. This is a review of Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood. It comes out July 4th. You can also read the review on my book blog. The book I reviewed takes place in 1929, so I dressed the part. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Donna Flora GRIMILDE
Shoes: Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Plum
Jewelry: DONNA FLORA DENISE necklace
DONNA FLORA GINGER ring R
Skin: Glam Affair Clara Applier America
Hair: Vanity Hair:Timeless-Greedy
Appliers: Glam Affair Clara Applier America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet Utilities HUD Deluxe V2
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Location: (Milk Motion) L’orangerie – RARE
(Milk Motion) l’orangerie – wall panel 1 – L
(Milk Motion) l’orangerie – wall panel 1 – R
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree White – COMMON
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Side Table
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – TieredCandle
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Retro Telephone
22.erratic / aea – tea lavender
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