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My Slink Obsession Brings Us Full Circle

I’m not obsessed
So don’t forget it
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through I must confess that clothing appliers amuse me. After all, when I began back in 2007, most clothing was made of textures applied on the avatar’s system layer. Details like buttons and collars and cuffs were usually drawn on and even photo sourced clothing had an air of unreality to it. Flexis and sculpts added depth and form, but they did not add verisimilitude. And then came mesh and there was a revolution in fashion where most of the design effort was focused on the forms, the shape, the buttons, collars and other details and the fabrics were added later. Because the barriers to entry for mesh creation are higher in terms of skills and software, several designers retreated and retired. Now that mesh bodies have replaced the system body for thousands of us, we are back to applying textures, this time on the mesh body. It does seem like we have come full circle – though with a distinct revolution in quality.… Read the rest150703_004


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Petticoat Junction

  I do love a full, wide, pouffy skirt with layers of petticoats. It can have its disadvantages. I was wearing several layers of petticoats under a skirt at a barn dance once. I was sitting out a butterfly on some hay bales one night and a mouse ran across the hay and up the skirt, between the layers of petticoats. What with the netting being very nice for the mouse to grasp and the many layers to try to shake him out of, I must have spent 10 minutes jumping up and down on a hay bale trying to shake him loose. Of course, no mouse would dare come within striking distance of these spiked heels from Glamistry. They might be too dangerous for the speed of barn-dancing. Imagine stepping on someone’s toe. Fortunately, in Second Life® we do not have such banal concerns and I can wear my lethal weapon shoes without a care. I began this outfit with the gorgeous Carrie skirt with the Black Rose print. It comes in several other prints, including beautifully feminine florals.… Read the rest150624

The Market

My favorite farmer’s market in Portland is on the South Park Blocks. I love walking on the grass under the cool, shady trees. There’s something so much fresher and vibrant about that setting than the many other markets set up in concrete parking lots under the hot sun. There was one right next to my old apartment, less than a block away, and I still preferred the wonderful shady, tree-sheltered market downtown. Folks in Second Life® can put their markets anywhere they like, so I chose a grassy spot with trees. My dress is from Bomshire – a new to me store. It is a dress with a simple black top and a vibrant print skirt. I simply love it.
  My shoes are from Glamistry – picked up at the 21 Shoe event. If you are not setting an alarm in your calendar to ensure you don’t miss this 24 hour 2 for 1 shoe event, you are missing out on great bargains and beautiful shoes. This two for one comes in blue and yellow.    Glam Affair has a brand new skin called Eles which you can find at Shiny Shabby.… Read the rest1506230_002

My Arcade Prep Time Has Begun

I am getting ready for The Arcade by romping around my house as a Snoob from BAIASTICE. The Snoob Avatars will be available in lots of different styles & coats and are pretty hilarious. They are perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the ocean breeze. You can also leap right off of your coffee table with no ill effects. In fact, I bounced off of most of my furniture. I also went shopping. I can do ANYTHING! These things crack me up. Who knows how long I’m going to go around like this? Ok probably not long, but it’s cute! Give us a kiss. Itsonlyfashionblog.com Gidge is Wearing: Avatar: Baiastice_The SNOOB Collection-Champ-RARE Baiastice_The SNOOB THE ARCADE JUNE 2015 Furniture: Cheeky Pea  

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Dysphoria

  While the runway shows are over, Penumbra Spring Summer Fashion Week continues with the showcase of stores that were featured last week. One of them was Ghee which is known for whimsical and original designs. This summer silk lace dress is a gorgeous example, made with two pieces. a slip and a lace shift that lays over it. As you can see they fit perfectly together.  I stopped by Dysphoria to shoot the photos. It is a lovely sim that recreates scenes from Alice in Wonderland, though to be honest, I don’t remember a dead body in the living room. It costs 200L to join the Dysphoria group in order to be able to enter the sim. I sometimes wish more sims would charge folks to visit – just so they could stay open. The jewelry is from Donna Flora. This color was a special release for Fashion For Life last year and is not for sale any longer. However, the set comes in other colors.   The Secret Store released gorgeous T-Strap shoes and stocking appliers that made me so happy I broke my budget and bought a fatback.… Read the rest150525_008

How do you Hoodoo?


World Goth Fair is still going strong, with a little over a week left of the event. It officially ends on May 31st. There are so many musical things happening before then, which will be held at the Club Gothika. You can keep up to date on all the happenings on the Official Site HERE. I don’t often get a chance to cover Home&Garden items. I don’t own a home, never have. I have always thought the prims best used for other things, on the lands I own. It does create issues, when I do get the urge to cover something that isn’t fashion, or when I feel the need for an actual location to show something off properly. I picked up this gothic looking skybox from Roawenwood this week, as I felt it would work well with my WGF coverage. If it wasn’t roundish, I might have even used it as my work studio, haha. Alas, it is round, but gives me the ability to easily do setups. Much like a Turnip Skysdome, I can just plunk it down, and fill it with random stuff for the shots I need.… Read the restHelena Stringer - IOF - How do you Hoodoo - 1

It‘s Memories That I‘m Stealing

It’s such a sad old feeling
the fields are soft and green
it’s memories that I’m stealing
but you’re innocent when you dream
when you dream
you’re innocent when you dream Tom Waits   Penumbra Spring Summer Fashion Week wraps up today, though the shops will remain open for the month. Today I am wearing a top and skirt by Glitter called Lauren. It comes with a HUD that allows you to pick six texture options for the top and the skirt. I went for the solid black top and the black skirt with a pinstripe inset. The top is very short and just barely covers the nipples, leaving the underside of the breasts bare. That’s not my preference, so I added a bodysuit from Sn@tch, using their applier for the Slink Physique so I did not have to worry about the Glitter top fitting over the Sn@tch top. Besides, I think the teal and black lace adds a nice touch.    I was feeling melancholy and stopped by Serene Sanctuary to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.… Read the restGlitter Top and Skirt, Sn@tch shirt, Glamistry Shoes, Lelutka and Slink Mesh Body/Head and Glam Affair skin

If you love shoes, you always get a jackpot on the 21st

Penumbra Fashion Week continues for just a few more days. I decided to feature another dress from A la Folie. This one is Gloria and I chose it for a few reasons. The sunny color is a delight and a wonderful contrast to the cloudy skies. I also love pencil skirt and the Sixties styling. It makes me think of Oscar de la Renta from that era. Then, it is the 21st, which means 21 Shoe, which means the gorgeous shoes that are after the cut are for sale for this day only, and this dress and those shoes seem made for each other. I have not been to Roche for some time. I dropped in to visit and confirm that it is still one of the loveliest sims on the grid.   This shoes you that the big paillettes on the blouse continue on the back.   These Glamistry Anemuna sandals are available in blue and yellow at the special 2 for 1 price for 21 Shoe. These colors will not be sold after the 21st, so drop everything and run to Glamistry for the special one-day exclusive. The set includes shoes for Slink, Belleza ad Maitreya.… Read the rest150520_002

Calling all Goths

Hi, I am Helena, your Conductor for this evening. You don’t have a ticket? That is fine, we are handing out free tickets for the Ghost Train, with safe passage to the fairgrounds. Grab your free Ticket and head on to the Fairgrounds now! World Goth Fair has been going on strong in Second Life for a good while now. If you want to find out more information, you can check out the Official Site HERE. World Goth Fair is not only about fashion, but has a very heavy music aspect. Please keep posted to the site, for the musical lineup during the duration of the event. Fantasy Gacha Carnival also has a lot of Goth items this round, as it was one of the 5 selected themes. The items are nicely interchangeable for both events, so it is worth it to visit her as well. TP to Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Now on with the FASHION! Credits – You can find Store Links HERE or by Ingame Search  Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Swirls in Black
Skin – The Stringer Mausoleum – Luna Amour Skin in Moonlight Tone/6 Makeup – *NEW* Common Gacha Prize @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Eyes – Mayfly – Luminous Eyes in Crystal
Lashes – Redgrave – Eyelash 41
Makeup 1(Lipstick) – #adored – Vinyl Gloss Lips in Asteroid
Makeup 2(Lip Gloss 1) – [B][S] – Gloss 0.1 – FREE
Makeup 3(Lip Gloss 2) – [B][S] – Glisten Lip Gloss – CHEAP
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
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The Necessity of Bikinis In SL

I’ve probably bought more bikinis than anything else in SL and let’s face it, there’s a reason. Living an idyllic waterside life is something a lot of us don’t have, and even when we aren’t ocean front as I am at this time, we usually have a pool in SL or a friend does. Pool parties, beach parties and the like are a staple food of social time. Consequently the item I’ve most often rushed out to find a  “new” one of is a bikini.   Luxe Paris released a pareo and top that are perfect for your waterside social events, in a print that says ITS SUMMER AND FUN LET’S CELEBRATE, for Penumbra Fashion Week. I am even thinking I need to spend more time out at my beach after wearing it around yesterday. I’m also of the opinion that there isn’t anything as awesome as your mesh bod in a bikini. What diet do I have to go on in RL to look like THAT? I’m still playing with the multitude of appliers for the Lelutka Mesh Head from Adam n Eve, gorgeous choices abound.… Read the rest

Penumbra Spring Summer Fashion Week

Sonatta Morales has five special releases for Penumbra Spring Summer Fashion Week which opens on May 16th. I always look forward to Fashion Week. There are always more innovative and avant garde releases for Fashion Week, as though the event challenges the designers to do their best work of the season. Here is the official schedule for Fashion Week. There are 16 fashion shows coming up – a great week full of fashion. Last year Whimsy Winx and Sasy Scarborough released on of their collaborations called Papier de Mode. It came with two pose sets, one with these pieces of paper with different bits of text and one blank. For fun, I added the Fashion Week logo and a few  words to the prop. I love it when a prop can be modified.
  Look at how incredibly beautifully the stripes meet at the seams. There is just so much great about this dress. I love the way the stripes overlap and overlay in the front.  I had to reduce my size a bit because a bit of by back poked out.… Read the rest150513_009

Join Hands For Nepal

Perhaps because Second Life® is very much an intentional community, a self-selected universe of seekers, its people seem to have internalized John Donne’s extraordinary claim “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…” On April 25th, a bell tolled in Nepal. An earthquake and its aftershocks killed nearly 2000 people and fractured the infrastructure of the country. Because Second Life’s residents are “involved in mankind”, they responded quickly. Today a fundraiser opened to raise money to help feed the people of Nepal though the UN’s World Food Program.  With another aftershock injuring over two thousand people just last night, the urgency of their need is compelling. Join Hands, a new group formed to leverage the efforts of the SL community to respond to real world needs has organized the Fashion For Food (Join Hands for Nepal) event. There are many details about the event in Inara Pey’s great blog post complete with pictures from the event venue.… Read the rest150512_006

Waiting…anticipating

I am uncommonly good at waiting. I do not know why; I do not have any particular fondness for delayed gratification. I would just as soon never have to wait at all. Nonetheless, I have so many ways to make the time pass that waiting does not bother me. I usually bring a book to read everywhere I go in case there are unanticipated delays. Sometimes there are delays long enough that I finish the book, but I still have distractions. I watch people going by and compose descriptions of them. I try to note all the details, the type of clothing, the fabrics and patters, the hair, makeup and accessories. You should try it sometime. It is an entertaining way to people watch. Sometimes, I get caught out staring, so I simply smile and say something like “I was admiring your scarf, is it silk?” There are some fashion events coming soon and I have been waiting and waiting and waiting. One, Collabor88, opens in an hour. The other, Penumbra’s Spring/Summer Fashion Week opens on May 16th.… Read the rest150507_004

Fantasy Faire 2015 – Light Weaver

Protector of magic,
Weaver of light,
guide us through the unyielding night. Fly up high,
If you dare,
Shadows encroach and you must beware. Forces unknown,
Wish to fight,
To hammer down those who shine bright. Fear not,
One so fair,
I am here to heed your prayer. A poem by Helena Stringer  Fantasy Faire is only here for a short period of time, and while many of us wish it wasn’t so, and we could have the sims for a whole month, or more, it is not to be. It ends up being a flurry of activity, to catch every piece of magic, before it all comes down, and fades into pixel mythos. There is a lot at the faire, not only to look at, but to do. Today, for example, is Terry Pratchett Day, with loads of events taking place to honor the birthday of this now deceased Fantasy Novelist. Feel free to look at some of today’s Events HERE. ImmateriA created this Headdress for Fantasy Faire this year. My whole outfit was actually inspired by it. It is a statement piece for sure. Just a little closeup thrown in here.… Read the restFantasy Faire 2015 - Helena Stringer - Light Weaver - 1

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

Closing out Skin Fair – with Adam N Eve

I sat down yesterday to make amends of the skins I hadn’t done yet for SKIN FAIR and omg I didn’t have half of what my offlines says were sent to me.  I panicked. Because as a blogger, I feel an obligation if it’s sent to me and it’s not crap, I should share it with you. Then I realized, many had been sent by deliverator and omg I was out of town for a week as Skin Fair launched and I was capped. I just didn’t get them. Thank God I still have some, and today I’m bringing you Chelsea by Adam N Eve. Sachi has released it with appliers for SLINK VISAGE or you can just add the same thing for your regular old SL head with tattoo layers- regular Gidge is on the left, SLINK VISAGE BECKY on the right. I’ll be sharing some skin fair items late but i’m about 100% sure you can get them at the mainstores. Sorry creators – I love you but life got in the way Skin Fair ends TODAY !! So get over there if you didn’t yet! Gidge is Wearing:
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Gidge is Wearing:
Lipstick: AE Lipstick Chelsea Apple Red
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 4
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Casual
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Head: SLINK Visage Becky
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Posy
IKON Charm Eyes – Denim (M)
Poses: PRETENSE

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Don′t Miss Fashion For Life

If you are anything like me, you wait a day or two for the fast frenzy of an event opening to slow down a bit. Then, distracted, you forget and start anticipating the next event which you will also defer attending for a day or two. Meanwhile, the first event continues and all of a sudden it is nearly over and you are this [ ] close to missing it. Well, you are that [ ] close to missing Fashion For Life. It ends tomorrow, so go today. That is where I found this delightful sky blue pink dress from G. Field. It gets all the feminine details just right from the ruffles along the neckline to the softly puffed sleeves to the bow that ties in the back.  Add the cherry blossoms that fade into the blue of the sky and it’s just a dream of a dress. There is no shopping guide this year, so it is a bit tricky to find specific stores. However, there is one way you can always find exactly what you want and exactly where to find it. Go the list of in-world items at Relay For Life’s web site.… Read the rest150328_003

Back into Routine

Pixel Gidge struggled for a week to get her life back on track.  Travelling through multiple airports and trudging through foreign lands wore her out. Sure, it was amazing awesome times, and getting to see one of your favorite people ever is worth any amount of tired but still, getting back TO your life can be a challenge. She’s back on track, trying to keep everything going now with the help of her little dog. Her house is messy and she’s got to spend some time cleaning today I predict.  I’ve discovered a new to me brand and found out that I’m a total dork this brand has been around FOREVAH but hey I’m still in love. If you haven’t checked out the new releases at skin fair from ALASKA METRO run don’t walk – so gorgeous! I love the makeup choices and the skin is beautiful. Gidge is Wearing:
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Lips: beauty by alaskametro<3 – Extended makeup pack (light) lip 12
beauty by alaskametro<3 – Eyemakeup: Extended makeup pack (light) eye 06
Blush: Extended makeup pack (light) cheek 02 – Alaska Metro
Dress: ::HH:: Hucci Filton Dress – Keys (PhysV2) COLLABOR88 MARCH
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Left V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Mid Right V2.0
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Casual
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Bexley
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The Owls Have It

  Emery released pencil skirts and sweaters at Collabor88 this month. Both are great separates for mixing and matching, but the pencil skirts in particular are investment pieces. They are beautifully crafted as you can see in the picture below where I am sitting and you can see that the interior is lined so there is no alpha messing up the picture.  The shoes are from fi.day and are also at Collabor88. So is the house, but the credits for the house and decor will be in the next post. The hair is from Exile for Collabor88. I love shorter styes and this one’s casual style is perfection. Aeryn is the new skin from PXL Creations released a Skin Fair. Here you can also see the lovely earrings that go with the necklace above and also with the ring in the top photo. They were released for St. Patrick’s Day and feature Celtic knots and a single gem. The metal and gems can be changed with a touch script. In honor of the holiday, I went with emerald. Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
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Poses: Furnishing and Sweet Lovely Cute AO
Skin: [PXL] Aeryn NAT ~ Makeup 03 MEB C2 @ Skin Fair
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka Diva Lashes
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Relaxed
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant1
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Mirrors of Beauty

I ran the gauntlet yesterday, getting my stamp card completed for ENCHANTMENT. I may actually end up going back and picking up another item and running it again, as there was more I really loved at the event and hey, lovely free gifts are good. But for this morning, I’m having trouble getting moving even with my little dog Spike reminding me we need to get going. He’s a pushy little bastard to be sure.  The gift I chose were the hand mirrors from Kalopsia, because decor items are an addiction. These are just lovely. I promptly lost one someplace on my land while placing it – you actually get THREE with your stamp card. But I’ve got two sitting out for those moments when I just gave upon myself in greater detail than my bureau mirror. Enchantment closes this week – don’t forget to check it out!  Gallery and SLURLS are located HERE. Gidge is Wearing:
Blush: -Belleza- Celeste TLC Fair Blush 2
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 5
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
More Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper (add)
Body: -Belleza- Venus V 0.02
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Abby Mesh Hair – Rye
Lingerie: Lacuna -CLEO Lingerie
Heels: Ingenue :: Yoshiko Heels (Belleza) :: Lilac
Skin: -Belleza- Celeste TLC Fair 7 Bl
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Denim (M)
Vanity Table: Bureau de Brioude – from CHEEKY PEA
Decor Items: Planter, polish and makeup – Cheeky Pea
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