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A Real Date! – Featuring Carrie’s Lingerie

It's very rare for me to go to an event or spend time out with friends when it's not connected in some way to the work I do in Second Life. I miss more than many of you would know the ability to work outside my home. I yearn for those years to be returned to me, or maybe for them to be in my future. For my now, the most useful I can feel comes from work I do online in Second Life. I feel like I make a difference in some small way and that feeds my need to feel like I'm valuable. If I worked outside my home, or even if I volunteered somewhere, I'm sure I would return to using Second Life as a venue for fun, pleasure, playing and people.
That does't mean that I dislike the company of others away from working relationships. By no means! I just put the work I do with blogging and modeling and sharing my two cents when it comes to marketing advice and other ways I touch the fashion industry ahead of other activities. So much so that sweet people tease me about letting my hair down and kicking up some fun.… Read the rest



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Elegance And I — Featuring Miamai’s Fashion Pride Gown Plus [AMARELO MANGO], [ChicZafari] and Kyxe

From time to time, I find myself styling different looks that push me away from my comfort zone. While this is probably healthy for all of us, online or not, it's more challenging and always leaves me ready to come home to my personal aesthetic.

Many stores offer customers an array of styles, so that whatever YOUR personal aesthetic, you'll find something there that suits your needs. Miamai is one of those stores, and this elegant gown comes from the creative mind that built Miamai into the fashion success it is today.

I've been to Miamai a number of times over the past few years, shopping randomly or searching for something specific, and I found it. There are poses, avatar accessories, clothing, and when referencing clothing, a massive array of styles of clothing, and so much more.

There are times I've been to shop there and found myself literally lost. It was a good sort of lost, though. It gave me time to explore nooks and crannies I hadn't seen before.

Tonight I'm sharing a gown from Miama that was created for the Fashion Pride event.… Read the rest

The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year – Featuring {{BSD Design Studio}}, SKY designs, FINESMITH, EMO-tions

I've collected a whole array of holiday clothing this season and it's been a blast. I hope you've enjoyed the season of diverse talent and incredible bounty as well and have visited some of the places I've visited, and met some of the great people I've met in the process.

I try to represent a cross section of fashion from Second Life and explore new boundaries as I find them. I know the designers who've given a great deal of time to their craft have earned their stripes as we used to say in the Navy.

There are also designers on the grid who've been doing their thing as a NEW thing for less than a year. They still want to grab notice of those who move and shake and make it big in their own dream version of this imagination that we all share.

I pour my heart out passionately for what I do. Since I know a bit about what it takes to do so, I admire others who do as well. If someone approaches me, I'm open minded, hopeful for their journey and supportive. What else could I do? Someone did that for me.… Read the rest

Dash of Colour

I haven’t been around for a while, been super busy with a bunch of different sl projects and events. I finally managed to get some time, to do my favorite sl pastime, and blog. Shoetopia is the place to be right now. It might take you a bit to get there, but it is worth it once you do. I’m showing you these heels from Malfean Visions. They are made to work with Slink Avatar Enhancement Mesh Feet. They also work great with the toe rings I made for Shoetopia. I am also wearing a few things from the current round of The Thrift Shop. There are always a few gems to find. The most surprising was when I found this nail set from Alice Project, which work with Slink Nails(Both on the mesh hands and the stand alone mesh nails for your default meat hands). I have a better picture of those further below. The Necklace is a Gacha item, also at The Thrift Shop. Same with the face plugs. These striking eyes are from Adoness, a shop I have followed for a while now. There is always a nice range of hard to find colours at the store, which I enjoy.… Read the restHelena Stringer - IOF - Dash of Colour - 1

It is just another Lazy Sunday.

Feel that cool breeze hitting your skin? What a nice day to just sit back and relax. I plan on doing just that as it is just another Lazy Sunday. But you know what this means, right? It is also a time for savings from your fav SL designers as everything is 75L or less. Head on down and pick up these must haves and then relax a bit and enjoy the day. MIA: The Plastik ~Audi & Vix <———CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY!———->

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Listen to the Noise

It’s not often that you will see me void of colour, let alone in white. I owed a friend a post, long time coming. It’s nice when you have friends who create, who you want to tell the whole sl world about, but sometimes things come up, and that planned post just keeps getting pushed back. I see the folder, sitting there every week, and know I should get to it. I hear it’s call, as I make my newest hair, work in photoshop, get the baby another bottle. I can only handle the whisper for so long, before it becomes a constant noise . . . then at last becomes clear . . . blog me. Blog Me. BLOG ME! Credits Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum - Double Duster in Darknight
Hairbase – MADesigns – The Core
Skin – Al Vulo – Cecilia in Nugat Tone/Chic Summer Makeup
Eyes – Real Eyes – Moon Drops Eyes
Lashes – Natural Beauty – Lashes 6 – GIFT!
Nails – Quintessencia – Nail 21
Tattoo – Quintessencia – Zodiac Signs Aries IV
Shirt – Plastik – Aradia Top in Stark
Pants – Death Rocker Betty Crocker – Rockabilly Capris in Black Jean Swallow
Kicks – Urban Bomb Unit – PornStar Hi-Tops MultiColour V2
Headphones – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – Headphones in Noise Reversed
Jewelry Set – Digital Arua – Echo Set in Silver
Piercings – ellabella – Helene’s Tears in Silver
Wings – Schadenfreude – Mannequiel Wings Location R (Read more...)

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Liliskins New Skins, 99L$ Exclusive and 50% Off Sale

Two new skins just released at Liliskins!  Ginny and Natalie.  Both skins are incredibly chic and beautiful. Ginny is so sexy with two seductive beauty marks, one by her lip and one under her eye. With gorgeous eye shadows and high glossed lips, this vixen will turn heads. Visit Liliskins in world to purchase Ginny or purchase on the Marketplace. You can also pick up the demos on the Marketplace or in world at, Liliskins 105, 85, 21. Natalie is adorable and sweet with freckles that line her cheeks and the bridge of her nose in the perfect amount to be playful and cute. The makeups are fun and flirty and the lips are softly glossed in light shades of neutrals and pinks. Visit Liliskins in world to purchase Natalie or purchase on the Marketplace. You can also pick up the demos on the Marketplace or in world at Liliskins 105, 85, 21. Sunny is a new skin, with an exclusive skin tone, Golden Bronze!  This skin, in this skin tone, will NOT be available after the Summer Break Festival.Read the restLiliskins Ad - Ginny Complied

Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face

I get the most unique array of little things to blog in blogger packs. The other day, I received a special sculpt for the mouth, and when it was worn, it stuck my avi's tongue out to show a gummy bear on my tongue. I love the playful along with the serious fashion. Sometimes I get a whole pack of items designed to match so the consumer doesn't have to work too hard to match shoes and jewelry with the outfits they buy.

Featured 7 Deadly S{k}inss Envy B4a T2 DEF
Featured Mirror's Enigma Superbia Eyelashes
Featurd EMO-tions Paradise (from the Fantasy Faire, 100% for RFL)
Featured Shadow Moon Wild Thing Cheetah
Featured (My Styling) N@N@ Elven Upper Arm Bracelet
1. Custom Shape
2. Poetic Eyes: Autum Colors - Storm
3. Face Paint: Call of the Wild
4. Shear Modifiable Tights by Caryn
5. (My Styling) N-Core: Special Edition Coquette
6. Image Essentials Pose
7. Adorkable Pose

Sometimes I want to see what I can do with pieces from multiple sources, but I also want to show you what the designer created when they made a recent release, so I came up with this idea, shown above in the photograph.… Read the rest

VCB Designs and a New Skin by Candy Metal

Yet another skin to review and more by VCB Designs are shared here.

I found the perfect location to snap a few photos of Renesme Buckskin Coat and Outfit. Violet has released an incredible number of items this month and I've only shown you a few. Her sense of style works with everything from the carefree and casual to the elegant and even fanciful.

Featured EMO-tions Shima
Featured Candy Metal Spring Gift Skin
Featured VCB Renesme Buckskin Coat and Outfit
1. Custom Shape
2. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver
3. Natural Beauty: Prim Lashes 4
4. Face Paint: True Custom 3
5. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails
6. Liv-Glam: Faux Leather Boots
7. [LAP] Poses

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Baboom Releases a Retro 50s Frock and Face Paint Offers a New Release for 55L Thursday

The beauty and creativity of the designer at Baboom appears endless. Kyra Camel releases news every now and then and I go 'ahhh', knowing before I even look at the release that I'm going to love it.

This dress mixes the mesh and non-mesh pieces to create a dress reminiscent of the 1950's. Pink and Turkles is the color combination, and I love the word Turkles! It's a pretty hue of turquoise that accents the pink and polka dot. You'll receive a pair of heels as well with this dress, making it easier to style.

It's amazing to me that the Chop Zuey jewelry I chose to wore with this dress match to a perfection that reminds me of collaborations between designers. It's THAT good a match! The new make-up is easier to see in this photo, and comes to you from Face Paint as this week's newest release and at 55L it's a great time to grab it and see if the new Helios series will work for you!

Featured Baboom Mesh Dress Fifties Retro Pinkturkles
Featured Face Paint 55L Thursday Helios in Smoke
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Star’s Fashion: Hypnotic Elegance and Beautiful Night

Two relatively new releases from Stars Fashion tout a dark and edgy vibe. Both are sexy, and in that color that's eternally the most popular color that fashion designers use year round... black, black and more black.

I've heard people say, "Pink in the new black." I've heard all the colors of the rainbow in place of pink in that sentence as well when I read fashion rags like Vanity Fair and Vogue. The crux of the matter, however, BLACK is the true black, old, new and timeless. Both of these outfits from Stars Fashion show how diversely a designer may use black to create their look. Stars Fashion has two mini skirt outfits with textures and accessories that make them similar yet individual in their artistic expression.

Featured Stars Fashion Hypnotic Elegance 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Anushka 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 
6. Face Paint: 1 of 12 Days of Christmas Glam Snowflake 
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Emotions: Some New Styles

Emotions has been in all my photos from 18 September to present, but sometimes when you see it all the time, it's hard to tell when something is new. These are some of the new styles that came out this weekend:

I really enjoyed this one called Cayenne. It has a seductive edge to it without being complicated. oooh la la 

I've been playing with graphic artistry to get different looks with different techniques. This great hair from Emotions, called Gloria, comes with two equal ponytails, a great jeweled headpiece holding the ponytails in place and simply exudes drama.

1. Custom Shape
2. Glam Affair Skin
3. Poetic Eyes
4. Face Paint
5. Natural Beauty Lashes
6. Liv-Glam (photo 1)
7. Barefoot and Bombproof (photo 2)
8. Face Paint Jewelry (photo 1)
9. Earrings by Danielle (photo 2)

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Deeleys, .Anatomy., Badazzle and Cute Poison at the EOTW

Several businesses collaborated together to create this fantastic themed idea of the End of the World based on all the hype about the world ending on December 21. Tongue in cheek, some of the designs then are as cute as a kitten and silly, but we all need to have a little fun, and as the sign below from Deeley's says, "Give Peas a Chance."

I think I'm the most stylishly prepared gal for the world's end, but if you gotta go, go out in style, right? My gas mask from .Anatomy. actually comes in several color options, so I could be incredibly en vogue and wear the right color match any old day I might need a gas mask.

I'm fairly sure the necklace from Cute Poison holds magical powers and I'll be able to ward off the evil lurking around every corner with this necklace, and like the gas mask, I found it also came in several colors so I could be magical and stylin!

And if those stompin boots don't help me in some fashion, at least they're fashionable, right? The whole outfit has been pulled together by Badazzle and with this design, I'm ready for whatever 21 December throws my way.… Read the rest

Yokana at the Winter Fair Plus Infinity Insanity Moments New Boots

The boots aren't exactly boots, more like legwarmers, from IIM. They covered the lower leg but I still needed shoes for my feet. When you see these, just know you'll have to have the right pair of shoes to accompany them.

The beautiful sweater from Yokana, from the Winter Fair, offers a generic fall print on a russet toned long loose sweater. I was thinking about the color tones they always put Scully in on the X-Files, and thought she'd love this sweater. I enjoyed it, and the coziness it represents.

Featured Yokana Sweater Autumn 
Featured Infinity Insanity Moments Winter Boots/Legwarmers
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Lilith 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 
6. Face Paint: Night Life Pumpkin 
7. Quitessecia Nail WF Gift Model Square I 
8. Hollyweird: Harmony Necklace 
9. Urban Cherry Suede Ankle Boot Dark Olive and Brown 
10. AP Zress 3

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Renee India at Winter Fair and Liv-Glam’s New Over the Knee Boots

It's a challenge to wear tiny minis in the winter. All that skin exposed... unless you pair with a pair of boots designed to keep that skin warm.

Long sleeved, yes, but cute as a button short as well, the Renee India dress at the World Fair did leave a lot of leg exposed.

I just happened to have the new Odeur boots by [Stella] to add to the ensemble and then I knew I wouldn't freeze off every little bit.

Featured Renee India Long Sleeve Dress Blue WF 
Featured Liv-Glam Odeur (SP1) Over Knee Boots 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver
4. Emotions: Karen 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 
6. Face Paint: Water Pink 
7. Candy Nails: Diva Blue 
8. h.m.a.e.m.: Dolls Earrings 
9. Adorkable Poses Basics 2

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Dot-Be Fashion and Two Hunt Items

Dot-Be Fashion provides many opportunities for you to find great little treasures hidden in the store because they continue to participate in a number of grid-wide hunts.

The dark open top comes from the Wolf Hunt and I paired it with a Boho style skirt from the second half of the Womenstuff Hunt. Either top or bottom could be styled a number of ways or paired together as I have.

Dot-Be Fashion Wolf Hunt Top + Womenstuff Hunt (pt2) Skirt 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Falling 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 5 
6. Face Paint: Smokie 2 
7. Quintessecia Nail WF II Model Square I 
8. VicE: Silver and Pink Bangles 
9. Focus Poses Boho 4

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Leri Miles at Winter Fair

I'm not sure whether I look naughty or nice in this set of Holiday Scrubs from Leri Miles.

I found a nurse's cap and mask and a syringe as well in my inventory and I thought they'd make fun props for this photo. It will only hurt for a minute, I promise.

Featured Leri Miles Designs Holiday Scrubs Red WF 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Bare Rose: Snowflake Eyes 
4. Emotions: Cora 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 1 
6. Face Paint: Morgaine 3 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. Wilted Rose Snowflake Necklace 
9. Bubblez Design Syringe, Hat and Mask 
10. AP Jezz MVW 2

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Infinity Insanity Moments: Dress and Shoes

Infinity Insanity Moments, the name of this store, made me wonder if they were peeking in my life when they created their store name! I'm an infinite insane moment. ~laughs~

The Jeandress and Betty Heels are both comfortable fun clothing to wear in your second life. It's one of those go anywhere looks, easy and simple. I'm not sure I understand the arms, sleeves or fingerless gloves, or some combination, but they're optional and you might find they add just the right vibe to your personal style.

Featured Infinity Insanity Moments - Jeandress
 + Betty Platform heels 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Silja - Dark Brown 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes 3 
6. Face Paint: Holidays - Starry Night 
7. Sexy Mama Valentine Sculpted Nails 
8. Artistry by ~E~: Passing the Torch Set 
9. AP Annie Purse 2

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Lola’s Lala – New Release

The most recent release from Lola's looks like the comfortable outfit everyone needs in autumn when they're kicked back on a Sunday afternoon just 'chillin'.

The top and jeans are both mesh and the top comes in several colors by HUD, all created to enhance any fall outfit you put together with either or both pieces. Invite your special someone and enjoy relaxing.

Featured Lola Laia Jeans and Cropped Top 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Glam Affair Skin: Jadis 
3. Poetic Eyes: Quicksilver 
4. Emotions: Joanne - Dark Brown 
5. Natural Beauty Lashes #5 
6. Face Paint: Metallic Shine - Green + OMG Gloss 8 
7. Candy Nails: Rainbow 
8. Artistry by ~E~: The Melanie Set 
9. Liv-Glam Adele Heels 60 Shades 
10. Di's Opera Ravinsante 1-9

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Recent News from Liv-Glam

This week, Liv-Glam released several patterns for the Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Tunic Dress as well as a very sleek new jacket called the Eloise Vintage Jacket.

You'll fall in love with this versatile jacket as it can layer over almost any top and pair with any jewelry. The texture, with pinstripes and buttons, along with perfect use of light and shadow, and all monochrome, adds to the sexy sophistication of this wear anywhere jacket.

Definitely a winner, this Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Tunic Dress can be found several places on the grid. All dotted and stylish, the orange dress on the far left is at Fashion Limited and there are only a few copies of this version sold. The center dress with multiple shades of turquoise may be found at Liv-Glam's flagship store and the beautiful green toned option is only available at Designer's Showcase. 

Featured Liv-Glam Everyday Eloise Vintage Jacket 
1. Custom Shape 
2. Liv-Glam Skin: Amelia Bronze 4 
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