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ForMax You Say?

Cajsa already hit you with the details but I’m here again to remind you that the FORMAX event is still happening and this is an opportunity to bring the love to one of our residents who’s been creating and making our Second Lives more beautiful for years.   You never really know when life is going to kick you in the booboo. Sometimes circumstances rise up out of nowhere and suddenly you’re stuck and you weren’t supposed to be. It’s generally right when we think we have life sorted that fate comes in just to remind us that no, we haven’t gotten anything sorted at all. I popped over to the FORMAX event and dropped some lindens on the items I deemed MUST HAVE. I truly love this jewelry set from Maxi Gossamer. I’m really thankful to FLAIR for making this lovely screen. I’m FOREVER LOOKING FOR CUTE SCREENS for my house it’s true. I’m a screen addict what can I say.  You can hop this taxi to get there.   I’m also decorating for fall and if you remember I’m completely insane for fall.… Read the rest


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Plastic Fantastic

Since the JustBecause pants and the Moon Amore top are both color change, this outfit has about eleventy million options.
 These shoes from Garbaggio also come in a few dozen options, though they are pre-selected. I liked the pink and yellow, but they are more than that, the heel cap is green and the stiletto is red. Wasabi Pills has a cute long hair style. It comes with a fun little headband, but I liked it better without. The necklace is from Tentacio. Isn’t that necklace adorable? I am wearing the new Spencer head from Lelutka with Glam Affair’s Spencer makeup, using the HUD to tone down the color of the lipstick and eyeshadow a bit. There is a vulnerability to Spencer that I really like. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: :Moon Amore: Plastilicious /Crop Shirt / Fatpack @ Collabor88
JustBECAUSE~OwenaPants~FatPack~Lara @ Collabor88
Shoes: Garbaggio // Barbara Platforms [SLink] – Fullpack @ Collabor88
Jewelry: Tentacio Yumi plastic necklace @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Cara Mesh Hair – B @ Collabor88
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 116
.LeLutka.Cassie hairbase HUD.Set 03
Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Head.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_0
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS:
.LeLutka.HUD.Spencer (Read more...)

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Hair Fair Is Almost Over But Collabor88 Is Full Throttle

Only one more day of Hair Fair, one more day to find gorgeous hair and raise money for Wigs for Kids. This blog will show a few of the EnVOGUE hairs for the designer I profiled earlier today. I will also show of the fun outfit from Hucci that makes me thing I should try salsa dancing. Other highlights are some fun sandals from Pure Poison and crazy bold earrings from Mon Cheri – all at Collabor88. I will let the photos speak for themselves.








Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: ::HH:: Hucci Charata Top – Collection (Lara) @ Collabor88
:HH:: Hucci Duartina Skirt – Collection (Lara) @ Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison – Sky Platforms – Slink @ Collabor88
Jewelry: [M.C] Jewelry – Tropic Earring Yellow/Pink @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Netty @ Hair Fair
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 94
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
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Any Pose Expression HUD
Misc: LODE Hand Accessory – Forsythia Bouquet

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There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York

One of my favorite songs ever is “There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York” from Porgy and Bess as sung by Phoebe Snow. This promenade on Staten Island made me think of the song. To be honest, lots of things make me think of this song. It’s on my iPod and I play it frequently. Her voice was amazing and she was a heroic woman. There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York
Come with me
That’s where we belong, baby
You and me can live that high life in New York
Come with me
There we can’t go wrong, baby
We’ll live in the swellest mansion
Up on upper 5th avenue
And through Harlem we’ll go struttin’, we’ll go struttin’
And there’ll be nothin’ too good for you
You’ll dress me in silks and satins
In the latest Paris styles
And all your blues you’ll be forgettin’
You’ll be forgettin
There’ll be no frettin’
Just nothing but smiles There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York
Come with me
That’s where we belong
That’s where we belong
That’s where we belong
That’s where we belong
I mean that’s where we belong ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Baiastice_Kaji Jacket-black-size L
Stories&Co.… Read the restAre You Sleeping?

Rescued

My great-niece recently rescued a couple horses from a kill pen, the third generation of horse rescuers in my family. Kill pen horses are usually sold for pet food because they are considered problematic, untrainable, vicious and dangerous. They usually require a level of training most people just will not invest. In time, though, they can learn to trust and be trusted. If you want to see the evidence, see my great-grand niece cleaning this rescued horse’s hooves just two weeks into training…and the foundations for a fourth generation of rescuers begins. It was thinking about them, the work they are doing, and that two other nieces are doing, that I thought I might take this month’s house from Barnesworth for Collabor88 and set up a farm. I tinted it, one of the things I love about Barnesworth homes.  I live across the river from Gidge. Her house is in the background. Are you loving this wonderful dress from The Secret Store? I am, I particularly love the prints.… Read the rest“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”

She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.”

I don’t even remember when I purchased Filter Forge®, the popular third-party companion to PhotoShop® that lets you apply fancy filters to your photos. It was long ago, maybe 2008 or 2009. Anyway, I don’t even use PhotoShop anymore as my laptop has no CD/DVD drive to allow me to install it. With materials, shadows, mesh bodies, and all the other controls we have over our raw shots, there’s no real need for PhotoShop either, except for the super fancy portraits with painted hair and so on. I still use Filter Forge from time to time for the fun of it. I just open photos directly in the software. Anyway, it’s 80% off today so I thought I would play with it and let you all know that it’s deeply discounted. Please note, that is an ordinary link with no clever code that gives me some compensation for promoting their software. I just have the basic package, the cheapest one, and it has everything I need. I don’t need to do pictures bigger than 3000 by 3000, so it’s enough for me.… Read the rest“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.”

Fingers Crossed

Bento makes me happier than I thought it would. My happiness comes from things like these poses from Gingerfish that have Bento hand movements built right in. When Bento first came out, I was dubious, afraid that more complexity would strain my already struggling computer to the breaking point. I also moaned about one more thing to learn. I dawdled. I did not rush to buy bento hands immediately. I waited hoping it would all be figured out by someone else or even just go away. But it didn’t and both Slink and Maitreya released hands optimized for Bento and my computer did not fold over in a faint. So here we are. Animators are busy adapting and creating poses that capitalize on this new expressiveness and I am wondering why I was such a grouch about it. I guess I must be getting crotchety in my old SLage. I kind of fell in several sorts of love with the skirt and jacket from Emery. The Stella skirt has two options with a latte stripe or a pearl stripe. The Bastet jacket has bold lapels that give it a relaxed, casual air while being very fashion conscious.… Read the rest“You don't have to be a big name to do big things. Shine does not require recognition.”

Pink Makes Everything Pretty

Altair’s dress for Collabor88 is as flirty as it can be. It comes in a range of colors and with a HUD to change the colors of the bow and the ribbon at the babydoll waist and the hem. I chose pink because pink makes things pretty.  This dress is all about the legs.  Which makes it great for showing off gorgeous shoes.  Exile’s hair is great for showing off everything, including the lovely jewelry from Minimal and the fabulous Amaya skin from Glam Affair. **SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: ALTAIR
yasuho dress .violet. maitreya @ Collabor88
Shoes: Amacci Shoes – Vienna – (Slink High) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: MINIMAL – Knox Earring -Silver- L – @ Collabor88
MINIMAL – Knox Necklace -Silver- -Resizer- @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair Amaya Lelutka @ Skin Fair
Hair: Exile:: Not Today @ Collabor88
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 227
Glam Affair – Amaya ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Cate.Teeth 1.1
.LeLutka.Head.Cate 2.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.Cate.HUD 2.6
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock

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If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.

Henny Youngman once said, “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” It makes me sort of want to see one of his routines. I kind of think this little romper might lead to doing things tonight…so I will sleep late. You can find your own in Birdy’s gacha at The Arcade. Be sure to sleep late.


Coming or going, it’s delightful.

The shoes are from Ingenue and available at The Arcade which opened today.

Can you believe I got the RED hair on the very first pull in Clawtooth’s gacha at The Arcade? I was thrilled. I also was pretty lucky with the Birdy gacha, not getting a pile of duplicates.

The rings are from Yummy and also at The Arcade. I love the intricate details. My skin is Glam Affair’s Chloe made for the new Chloe Bento head from Lelutka. Glam Affair released several eye and lip makeup appliers that are worth a deep dive. They are gorgeous. ****SHOPPING LIST******

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Our imagination is the only true freedom we have.

Our imagination is the only true freedom we have. Before you decide that is depressing and melodramatic, consider this. What really impinges on our freedom more than anything? Is it the government or is it the mores and expectations of friends, family, and community? What stops us from pursuing our dreams, the police or our fears?  There are many things that hold us back, health, financial limitations, even time, but for those of us who live in a relatively free society, we are the ones who limit our freedom. As a white woman in the United States, I am relatively free of governmental repression. Of course, there are many cultural limits on women’s freedom and if some get their way, there will be governmental restrictions as well. But given the continuum of freedom in the world, I am comfortably situated on the relatively free section. I have been arrested a few times for my political activities and always released with an apology. For people who are not white, police encounters are more dangerous.… Read the restOur imagination is the only true freedom we have

Who Doesn’t Love Paddington?

So, when I saw ALT by TRUTH was releasing an item called Paddington, I was expecting a coat. Who wouldn’t? Thinking about it, though, a classic crew neck sweater and button down shirt is what Jonathan and Judy would have worn. They were very proper and tucked in their shirts, but who cares about that when such a gorgeous and versatile sweater, an investment set, is released. I really appreciate it when the creator notes what items work well under their mesh pieces. There is a color change hud that allows you to choose eleventy million (24) colors for the sweater and the shirt, plus a dozen prints and even three button colors. So, I wanted to wear a pencil skirt and tried on a few. I chose this one from Emery because the fabric is exactly right for this outfit. I adore these sandal pumps, they are very delicate but have the bold zipper going up the counter. Truth released this lovely hair style with the beautifully arranged curls. It’s called Delaney and a lovely casually chic style.… Read the rest“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

Folkloric

I always like to bust up sets and mix and match because it shows that the clothing people make in Second Life is more versatile than we think. For that reason, even though the Irina cropped sweater I am wearing from The Secret Store comes with a beautiful skirt that coordinates with it, I chose to wear a different skirt to show it can be done. Of course, you know and I know it can be done, but a reminder is useful.  And likewise, this gorgeous pleated skirt from ISON was released with a coordinating top with gorgeous embroider on the shoulders. I love these knife pleats. Every time I see them, I am reminded of this amazing fabric store I went to in Algeciras. I have been to larger ones since, but this one had the feeling of centuries of tradition. The building was incredibly old and there were shelves that went up nearly to the ceiling which was at least twenty feet high and rolling ladders to climb to reach the fabrics. Even the cash register must have been from the 19th century, covered with ornate leaves and flowers.  … Read the restalthough the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible color you could imagine

Stories & Folklore

The theme for Collabor88 this month is StoryTime and the creations showcased are a rich display of folkloric traditions and influences. There is a lot of embroidery, a lot of beautiful colors and rich traditional fabrics. Sissy Pessoa ran with the idea into a more modern direction with this gown and capelet. It has all the traditional flower forms, but the dress itself is quite modern and made even more so in the sheer version.
But sheer or opaque, it’s bold and beautiful. Both the dress and capelet come with the sheer or opaque options. With the sheer option, I can show off these gorgeous pumps from Ingenue that are also for Collabor88’s Storytime inspiration. Designer Betty Doyle’s display ad features the red pair because her inspiration was the somewhat grim Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Red Shoes. Also at Collabor88, Phoenix released this Tiana hair, long and lush. The earrings are from Kungler’s, part of the January Cosmopolitan showcase.… Read the restWith freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

It’s Only Fashion Is Back

Our web site was down. Somehow there was a virus in the database. Is that not the strangest thing? I don’t know if that would affect readers or not, but thankfully it’s been fixed. I shot these pictures last week. I was still shocked by the Orwellian phrase “alternate facts” that in a healthy society would completely discredit the people who promote them. But, since people no longer distinguish between fact and opinion, alternate facts seem to be growing. Aldous Huxley, though, had the right idea. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” I fell in love with this lovely sweater from NYU for FaMESHed. It came with a gorgeous asymmetric skirt, too, but I wanted to show off the gorgeous ribbed waist line of the sweater and it tucked into the skirt. You can see the top and skirt together here. But look at that beautiful ribbing at the bottom…I had to find something to wear that showed it off. The Lesha trousers from Baiastice were perfect.… Read the restFacts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

V for Victory

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always” Mahatma Gandhi
I am ready to resist, though if we’re marching, I have to change my shoes. Lizziah released a darling cropped sweater and skinny jeans, each in four colors. I confess cropped sweaters confuse me. Warming shoulders, chilly tummy. It’s gorgeous. Look at the details. The super-long sleeves, the ribbed band not the sweater, the sticking o the pockets. P.S. The V pose is from Gingerfish for Bento hands. I don’t have any yet and used Slink. The other poses are from aDorkable. Glamistry’s Azalea pumps are gorgeous. There is a HUD for all sorts of customization. I added this fun necklace from Mandala. The nails are from Flair. The gorgeous hair is from Truth and the skin is Glam Affair’s new gacha set Susan ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: [LIZ] Mesh Crop sequin sweater Lara [Metal]
[LIZ] Mesh Skinny Jeans Lara v1
Shoes: Glamistry : AZALEA Heels
Jewelry: FEMALE_Necklace [MANDALA]LEGENDARY(ALL-COLORS)
Skin: Glam Affair – Susan Applier – America 01
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Miriam
TRUTH HAIR Miriam [Back Whisps]
Poses: aDorkable & Gingerfish
Appliers: Glam Affair – Susan Applier – America 01
.Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – set 228
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX (Read more...)

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the restWhen I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always

The Borg Loses in the End

Yesterday, three million women and men marched in every state and on every continent in the world. Every continent, even Antarctica. In 51° below Kotzebue, Alaska, people marched. In sunshine and rain storms, desert heat and arctic cold, people gathered to resist. Of course, the naysayers mocked and dismissed. “Resistance is futile,” they quote The Borg, an implicit confession of corruption. They forget, the Borg is destroyed in the end.
I adore this leggings from Vinyl. They are just perfection. The tank is from Zaara. Both are at Collabor88 this month. The shoes are from Ingenue. Of course, resistance is more than one march on one day. We know that. We don’t need to be mocked or disparaged for our success and our enthusiasm. We are not naive. We know that we must organize now, not just march. We must speak to our neighbors, our friends, and our family. We do not need to argue with the opposition. They are not ready to listen and may never be, but we outnumber them if we only act and if we vote.… Read the restThis, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Philip K. Dick

Building dikes to hold back the tides of fear

Resistance requires strength. Sari-Sari released a set of ballet poses with their exercise equipment for Collabor88
Building up my pixel power, I am wearing some great exercise clothes from this round of Collabor88. The pants are from Decoy and the sports bra and top are from Zaara. My sporty hair cut is from Mithral Lovely skin and makeup options in Glam Affair’s Ravenna are perfectly subtle. The earrings are a bit fancy, but who remembers to change their earrings at the gym? ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Decoy – Heartbreaker Leggings: White (Maitreya Lara) @ Collabor88
Zaara : Fatima yoga tank breathe @ Collabor88
Zaara : Geeta sports bra waves @ Collabor88
Shoes: fri. – Marsali.Flats (Gray) – Maitreya
Jewelry: (Kunglers) Angie earring – Amethyst @ Cosmopolitan
Skin: Glam Affair – Ravenna ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Hair: Mithral * Gromwell @ Collabor88
Poses: Sari-Sari * Collabor888 and aDorkable
Appliers: LeLutka.HBSE-NV-0004 HUD.Red
Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 1
Glam Affair – Ravenna ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.1
.LeLutka.Teeth.Simone 2.0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1- Elegant1
HUDS: .LeLutka.Simone 2.1.HUD
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock Soy the Studio with mirror and ballet barre @ Collabor88 (Read more...)

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A Mind of Their Own

The damn lights have a mind of their own. I picked them up at Collabor88, the newest release from Maxi Gossamer and they just insist on going everywhere. They’re all in a tangle and I need to untangle them before I can decorate. Of course, if you’re decorating the outside of your house, you need a smoking hot coat like this one from Mutresse. It comes with a color-change HUD that is stuffed with 20 colors that you can use to customize the turtleneck sweater, the zips, the collar, the lapel, the pockets and the jacket body and bodice. Such control gives you exactly what you want. It, too, is at Collabor88.
I believe when I turn my head, the lights jump back into a tangle. Oh well, you can get a good look at my whole outfit, including the applier tights from Izzie’s. I chose the adorable booties from Glamistry. I was able to pick the colors from a HUD to customize it to go with my coat. Exile released this lovely updo at Collabor88. It’s called Class Act and it sure is a class act.… Read the restDon't worry about the smallest size that light can be, it will chase away the darkness

Hello Cold Weather

December is here and that means Christmas! and The Arcade! and it is up for debate which is more exciting. It’s so easy to go the red and green route for the holidays, but I resisted, buoyed by the gorgeous Camellia lights from {anc} over in the corner. I went for pinks and turquoises, think Miami meets Idaho. I liberally used the edit menu to tint my furnishings just a bit and even retexture a few things such as the runner on the side table. I know it’s a blend of modern and traditional that should clash, but it doesn’t. I think of Simon de Pury when I decorate, “Be bold, be brave, be amazing.” Why not mix modern settees with traditional cupboards and folk art and deco end tables? If you can make harmony of contradiction, then it’s not just bold, it is amazing. Speaking of amazing, I love the Bauwerk Dall, a carved deer with exaggerated legs and a sleek, minimalist form. I placed several deer statues in the house, they are such beautiful animals.… Read the restHello Cold Days

To fly we have to have resistance

Resistance is not futile. Resistance gives flight to hope and defies despair. Resistance reminds us that we are a better nation when we embrace social and racial justice. While the arc of history just got a big kink in its bend toward justice, it still bends. We have lived experience that gay rights, women’s rights, civil rights and human rights are empowering, not weakening our country. They cannot erase that knowledge, the lived experience of Americans who saw that gay rights bring joy, that trans liberation brings freedom, that women’s rights brings advancement, that immigrant rights bring progress, and that human rights bring progress. They can try to take away those rights, but the living experience of our people prove their crabbed and cruel vision of the future is a lie. We will prevail in the long run. They are on the wrong side of history which is why even their temporary victory fills them with rage instead of celebration. Meanwhile, we can still enjoy life…and fashion.… Read the restTo fly we have to have resistance