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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
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (Read more...)

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Just Because

Just because you think you’re so pretty,
And just because you think you’re so hot,
Well, just because you think you’ve got something
That no other girl has got, I love Just Because clothing, not only because the textures are well-done and the mesh is perfectly rigged, because it reminds me of one of my favorite albums as a kid. It belonged to my parents and I played it over and over and over. One of the songs was Just Because. Here you can see the entire outfit and you can pick up everything at Collabor88 except the nail polish. These VALE KOER Sugardoll Heels are all about the shine, shine, shine. A HUD allows you to wear it in a rainbow of colors. You could even go Sean Spicer and have one black and one brown. The bracelet is by Noir and you can choose the bands, the metals, and stones. The polish is from Art Nails by Nylon Pinkney at Tableau. I saw them on Plurk™ the other day and had to have them. I took this necklace from Cynful’s ballgown…it is perfection.… Read the rest“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Platforms @ Shoetopia

From Left to Right: Amacci Regina | Aris Aris Nostalgia |Chichica Linsey |Amacci Regina  | JuJu Nadja  |ANE Platform Wedge | COCO Mega Platform Sandals I’ve featured boots, flats, pumps, and booties from Shoetopea. Last, but certainly not least, there are the platforms. a group full of wild, exuberant choices. A complete city of shoes. From Left to Right: N-Core Aisha| Juju Nadja | Fri. Sadie | COCO Mega Platform Sandals | David Heather Dio | [sYs] Vallie | NOedition Sharon | Thalia Heckrith™ Allegra Peeptoe

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Booties @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia is open now, so grab a taxi to Shoetopia. A fun thing to look for are these glorious booties from Baiastice that come with three options, Charm, Prestige, and Glamour for all 18 shades. If you get the fatback, there are six bonus special edition shoes, 3 in lace and 3 in patent leather.
GField made gorgeous scalloped mules in 8 packs of three colors, a pastel, medium, and dark option for seven colors, white, grey, and black for the 8th pack. Rebel Hope’s Splash booties come in eight colors, black, white, red, yellow, pink, purple, lilac, and yellow. Each color has six splash options. These are the different splash options on the black and white booties. Shopping List
Baiastice Charm Booties: Glamour, Prestige, and Charm
G. Field Scalloped Mule
Rebel Hope Splash

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Pumps @ Shoetopia

Shoetopia Pumps and shopping begins in just fifteen hours at noon SLT Saturday, March 25th. However, if you are in one of the six sponsor VIP groups, it’s open now.
12:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Mattea
1:00 – Ingenue Sigrid
2:00 – [sYs] Vallie Heels
3:00 – Thalia Heckroth™ Laurel
4:00 – Gos Monza Belted Pumps
5:00 – CX Project Harpoon
6:00 Murray Jacqueline Faux Crocodiles Stilletto
7:00 – Hopscotch Kitten Mary Janes
8:00 – fame femme nena
9:00 KC Couture – AMABEL HEELS
10:00 – Garbaggio Vivi
11:00 – DD Janelle Heel Dark

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Flats @ Shoetopia

There’s nothing like some lovely flats and there are widely varied choices in the Shoetopia garden. ANE Rand Sneaker Herringbone
Slink Gladiator Sandals
Fame Femme Gemma Sandals
ChiChica Julianna Lime
Paper Arrow Co Bow Flats Floral
Kokola Stray

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie

Boots @ Shoetopia

N-Core Aisha Over-Knee Boots | N-Core Aisha Knee Boots | Moon Elixir Odette | Essenz Puerto Rico  Carrie Bradshaw said, “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” I suppose I should credit Candice Bushnell, but the words are Carrie’s. If only Carrie could go to Shoetopia to find some really special ones. Clockwise from top right: Bueno Elle, DD Mannon Dark, GField Scalloped ,Lenox Manchester, Livalle HAX Combat, KC Couture Alexia, [sYs] ShibariI am featuring several of the boots that will be on sale when Shoetopia opens at noon SLT tomorrow. Depending on the shoe, I am wearing Maitreya’s Lara or Slink Physique body and feet, both with AlaskMetro’s Chi skin from Skin Fair.  

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest‘The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’. Carrie

“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.”

Thalia Heckroth™ has made minimalism and simplicity her design signature. But just as  Doris Janzen Longacre was correct when talking about simple living not being simple, minimalist design is just as deceptively complex. Embellishment is easy, structure is hard. Look at the structure on this gorgeously simple dress. Look at the bodice and the way the sleeves are inset. This is a deceptive form of simplicity that is the hallmark of good design. I decided to go for pink, out of the many color choices this dress comes in. I was tired. Pink wakes me up. Shoetopia is opening on the 25th and I am checking out the shoes that will be featured. Unpacking can be fun…particularly when the package is this adorable. You see that purse? It’s the box my shoes came in. How fun is that? The shoes are also from Thalia Heckroth™ and aren’t they shiny and pretty? I like heels with pointed toes more than any other shoe shape. They are the most elegant and sexiest shoes there are.… Read the restGive a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world

The road is long, with many a winding turn


I do not know Brandy Maltas (Kalli Birman in Second Life®). However, I know a few things about her. Most urgently, I know she has cancer, a second recurrence of metastatic uterine cancer that has spread to her liver. Secondly, I know she must be a kind person because people care about her and are trying to help her. From the event information, I know she is a single mother of three who is trying to do her best to survive and make it through this battle so she can see her children grown. Lastly, I know that I hope people will support The Road Ahead, an event to support her struggle, before it closes on January 1st.

As an exclusive for the event, Mami Jewell has released a special amethyst color of her Electra dress. As you can see the dress can be worn different ways, all amethyst or black and amethyst, with all the billowing attachments or without them, with sleeves or without. Azul’s clothing is always versatile.


Some might ask why care when Brandy is someone I don’t know and may never know.… Read the restThe road is long, with many a winding turn

Like It’s Christmas in the Room

Intrigue Co. – Nordicats @ Collabor88 Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted @ Collabor88 [*Art Dummy!] simple things. (shelf with decor)RAREI’ll come to you, I’ll sing to you
Like it’s Christmas in the room
I’ll dance with you, I’ll laugh with you
‘Til it’s Christmas in the room
‘Til it’s Christmas in the room ba] classic brownstone | Soy. Bare tree @ Collabor88 | Intrigue Co. – Nordicats | Trompe Loeil – Haldis Floor Lights @ Collabor88 | Soy. Chair with sheep fur [white] @ Collabor88 | Trompe Loeil – Haldis Candleholder Scripted @ Collabor88 | [*Art Dummy!] simple things. (shelf with decor)RARE | b.v Paper wreath @ Honikawa Holiday Hunt | Alouette – Fire Escape Shelf | It can be Christmas in the room everywhere in your house, even the entry and the hall with a few decorations added to regular furnishings. Here a a few pieces from Soy and Trompe Loeil from Collabor88 with older non holiday pieces from Art Dummy and Alouette.… Read the restLike It's Christmas in the Room

Save the Dates for Mahrathon 2016

Every year, my friend Maht Wuyts spends 26.2 hours DJ’ing nonstop to raise funds for Heifer International. It’s great fun and great music. Be sure to go to The Velvet, you won’t want to miss it.

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Wishes and Wants

Alaska Metro is participating in a “new to me” event (hey it could be new, or old, I don’t even know) called SAD NOVEMBER. Why so SAD November? I’m sort of ok with November really. Thus far it’s treated me better than September and October so I don’t have this Sad November thing in focus. The event however is cute. I looked through their event and am going to have to do some more shopping. You can check out the gallery HERE. I’m trying a new to me skin today, from Deetalez.  What do you think? Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.3
Skin: Deetalez
Sweater: alaskametro<3 “Diana” sweater – Quartz (M)
Hair: Exile::In These Shoes? COLLABOR88
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Eyes: [PXL] RAY Eyes – Grey (S)

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Lake Serpent


Everyone knows about sea serpents, but long ago, somewhere in the history books, knowledge of lake serpents got lost. Maybe it was those few pages that got ripped out, to be used as kindling for the fire. Or, heaven forbid, someone got creative when in the loo. There also seems to be an utter lack of information on the fact that, when needed, serpents can actually shift into humanoid form, to preform certain tasks. Even when grown to gargantuan proportions, depending on the body of water they live in, lake serpents are still rather slim. They have large hornlike protrusions, which allow them to forage for food at the bottoms of lake beds. They shuffle these back and forth, either hoping to scare something out, or finding a tasty root of a plant. They are attracted to shiny things, much like their much larger cousins, the dragons. They will collect their treasures, but since they are more mobile, they don’t have stationary hoards. They instead opt to adorn themselves with their finds, wrapping them with weeds, fishing line, abandoned ropes, or other such bindings.… Read the restHelena Stringer - IOF - Lake Serpent - 1

As The Fog Rolls In

I’m settling into my new place and I’ve got something important to remind you, while I lounge around watching the fog come in. The ARCADE is only open ONE MORE FARKING DAY. Ok if you haven’t been yet – IT IS TIME. The machines are still there and they hope to see you soon I’m pretty sure. One more day. Well two days if you count today. This lovely set from MUDHONEY is part of the offering right now and it’s got some great pieces for comfortable living. I believe firmly in cozy and welcoming decor. I had forgotten MUDHONEY was in this time! OOOPS! I’m going to dig out my TV and start putting this place together soon. I confess I’m really enjoying my new location, I just haven’t dedicated proper time to making it home. Not today though. Today is a lazy day. Gonna run through the ARCADE one more time though. You betcha! Gidge is Wearing:
Ring: (Yummy) True Fate Ring – Gold – Opal COLLABOR88
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.1
Skin: LEAGUE
Ring: Donna FLora ALIENA ring R
Earrings: Donna FloraALIENA earrings L
ALIENA earrings R
Hair: Exile::Dancing on my own
Holster: Howl – garter belt gun holster 3 THE ARCADE
Dress: Howl – Military uniforms Female[S] NAVY THE ARCADE
Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant
Body: Slink (Read more...)

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iPortal

We know of Match.Com, Plenty of Fish, eHarmoney, Tinder, and the list goes on, but what do we know of Medieval Dating for the Common Hedgewitch? Well, it was as simple as opening your iPortal of course! To do this, you would need to collect the inner wood of a tree that was struck by lightning, not once, but twice. Then that tree had to have been set on fire, but not getting burnt all the way through, and obviously not at a witch trial! The wood was then to be soaked in the urine of a Unicorn for a whole year, at which point . . .  you know what, lets just say, it took bloody forever to finally get your iPortal Wand made. Or you could go to the next town over and hope to hell the witch over there made a few extras when she made her own. Once made or acquired, you iPortal wand would allow you to open portals to sneak peaks at eligible bachelor warlocks and wizards. Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier is an inworld group that top Medieval and Fantasy Designers can send out notices in.… Read the restHelena Stringer - IOF - IPortal - 1

Heartfelt


Sanura Snowpaw made a heartfelt plea for help yesterday, one that was difficult for her to do because most of the time, she is the one answering the pleas of others. It is always hard for the givers to ask for help. But she is not asking for herself, not really, she is asking for her dog Kassie who needs an expensive surgery. Of course, she is doing her part, too, putting everything in her store Somnia on sale at half price in hopes that folks who like her clothes will come and stock up, taking home twice as much and injecting some much-needed lindens to help take care of her dog. Since she always sells her items with a texture change hud with 8 colors, that is 90 lindens for 8 colors of this sweater and 90 lindens for 8 colors of this skirt. Seriously, even if you do not care about the dog, you should spend, spend, spend just to stock up at half off on wardrobe basics. Since she makes appliers, you can also get all your layering basics too.


If you do not know Sanura’s name from her store Somnia, you may have her name thanks to her organizing the Pacific Crisis fundraiser after the earthquake in Japan, Project Fur Japan to support animal rescue after the quake and Wear Gray, the fundraiser for brain cancer research.… Read the restit can restrain the heartless

A Touch of Cute

So what happens when you mix up a demon and a lolita styled goth dress?
I wouldn’t call myself a traditionally cute avatar. I am forever in the realm of odd and sometimes scary. When not designing, or blogging, I am most often a demon of some sort. But can a demon be cute? Of course! It is all in the eyes of puppeteer, how we perceive our digital flesh. I fell in love with this dress from Adoness. It isn’t something I would normally wear, not for lack of liking the style, but I have entrenched my self so far into a set fashion style, that I feel sometimes it limits what I can make work.  Looking on my flickr, you really wouldn’t think this, as I am all over the place, when blogging. I am not talking about blogging me, but my everyday me, that I go out and explore second life with. Everyday me isn’t seen often. I don’t have a lot of time in the month, to venture off my designing platform, and just enjoy what my peers have created. I found it a challenge, to try to make this dress work.… Read the restHelena Stringer - IOF - A Touch of Cute - 1

Good News

I was very happy to read an update from Ziki Questi with the good news that Kylie Jaxxon is alive and as well as can be expected when living with leukemia. She is getting back on her feet and is deeply appreciative of all the community has done to keep her sim going during her absence. The fundraiser will continue as it is to raise funds for The American Cancer Society. Please read the update yourself for the good news. I do not know Kylie Jaxxson, but I love her sim. From it, I imagine her as someone who finds beauty in simplicity, in the raw and unadorned flotsam of life. I imagine a kind of serenity coupled with an ease with herself, that feeling comfortable in your own skin acceptance that is so rare. I could be wildly off the mark, but I don’t think so. I think we reveal ourselves when we create and landscaping is one of the most elemental forms of creation. There is something so relaxed and comforting in the simple tableaus at The Trace Too that I feel they must be drawn from the designer’s inner self.… Read the restSnapshot_001

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

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