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The Arcade Closes at Midnight Saturday

“This was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one. There were still plenty left running to keep the air over Detroit filled with that choking industrial aptitude, but you were never far from a hollowed-out factory, massive steel tubes on the roofs pointing up toward the sky with nothing left inside but dust and cobwebs. These giant pillars of concrete and metal now jutted high like extended index fingers from broken and casted hands, pointing toward something they would never touch.”
― Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel
The Arcade closes at midnight Saturday and if you let that happen without picking up the fabulous industrial pieces from NOMAD, you will miss out. The gacha has the delicious name of My Cozy Little Industrial Facility that cracks me up in the best possible way.

While I love the gacha sets and have that completionist compulsion that busts my budget, but when styling an outfit, I always resist using the set.… Read the restThis was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one


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Midori

When I saw the Tentacio kimono outfit for The Arcade was named Midory, I had to try it. When I was in college, one of my friends was a student from Japan named Midori. Midori and Midory are the same, when languages written in other alphabets are written in our alphabet, the transliteration may vary. She came home with me for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I remember we put on quite the feast with steamed cucumbers stuffed with pork, gyoza, tempura, and other tasty foods. She had a few kimonos and insisted on dressing me up in one of hers. It was very fancy and after she wrapped that obi around my waist again and again and again, I thought I would never need a jacket. So here’s to Midori, who, to be honest, I cannot imagine ever wearing anything so short as this dress that bears her name. I love the ease, the casual comfort with the nod to traditional forms in Tentacio’s dress. I thought these lace-up Kioko pumps from BREATHE are just the perfect blend of style and youthful insouciance.… Read the restPink isn't just a color, it's an attitude

I‘ll Burn That Bridge When I Come to It

The Secret Store released a luscious skirt and top at Collabor88 in a wide range of colors. Fashions have become increasingly risque, with transparent fabrics and laces over opaque pieces that would have been lingerie a decade ago. It is one of those fashions that require discernment on the part of designers as it can easily veer toward overexposure and bad taste. In the sure and certain hands of Maylee Oh, though, it is on trend without crossing that line into tacky. How does she avoid the pitfalls? The waist is high enough to cover the navel and the cut of the legs are not too “cheeky.” The bra top is not so skimpy that there is any risk of nip slips and other exposure. This outfit reveals without exposing.


I am kind of in love with this backdrop from Gabriel. I might love it even more if it’s floor came in two options so I could just use it as a bridge across the stream on our land.

I also adore these Mary Jane pumps with a bow. They bring together the cuteness of a Mary Jane with the sexiness of pumps.… Read the restI'll burn that bridge when I cross it.

Afternoon on a Hill

Edna St. Vincent Millay was not thinking of textiles when she wrote, “I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one,” but nonetheless, when I put on this dress from NOIR for Collabor88, I immediately thought of her poem, “Afternoon on a Hill” perhaps because of that line, but also perhaps because it describes so well, the joy and contentment a person can find in nature. I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one. I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise. And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!  
I am loving every single thing about this month’s theme, but then I love romantic and feminine clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I also love sleek minimalism and bold, vibrant experimental clothes, but there’s nothing more fun and feminine than florals.
Just so you know, there is probably a line from Edna St.… Read the restI will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.

No Resolutions

2018 is off to a rocky start with a five-day stay at the hospital. I am home again, thankfully, and recovering. Oddly enough, though, I seem to have picked up vertigo at the hospital. I know you can’t do that, but I did anyway. So the world is a spinny, dizzy, silly place. It’s really odd. I can turn to the left just fine, but turning to the right makes me dizzy. I see political implications in this. Turning to the right is bad for you. What’s not bad for you? The refulgent abundance of this month’s fabulous Collabor88 showcase. The theme is Moody Blooms, a clever pun that is overshadowed by the rich, lush, floral blossoming of creativity to enjoy this month. For example, this gorgeous dress from Baiastice has a HUD that allows you to choose solids or the gorgeous floral lace. I love the luxe beauty. There’s this homage to medieval forms with the lines of the bodice. I love the lace peplum, though it’s more flattering than the usual peplum by laying close to the body rather than adding lots of width.… Read the restNo Resolutions

A Quick Trip to Greenland

I stopped by Groenland today for a short visit. Most of the mass of Greenland is ice, but not on this sim. I guess it’s in one of the areas where the ice has been melting. It reminded me of “Rotten Ice” an excellent article in Harpers by Gretel Ehrlich. It seemed appropriate during the cold snap affecting much of America which prompted the popular-vote-losing President to show he does not know the difference between climate and weather. Sadly, far too many politicians don’t know the difference or they pretend not to know. Sometimes it’s hard to believe they are that ignorant, then I listen to Louis Gohmert and realize there’s no such thing as not too ignorant. I dressed warmly with the sweater dress from AMD Designs, a knit body suit from Sn@tch, and fabulous boots from Osmia. Wait until you see them in the next picture. These rare boots from Osmia allow you to choose the fur trim color, the socks (plain or print), the soles and the boots themselves.… Read the restCuriosity that inborn property of man, daughter of ignorance and mother of knowledge when wonder wakens our minds, has the habit, wherever it sees some extraordinary phenomenon of nature, a comet for example, a sun-dog, or a midday star, of asking straigh

Great Minds and All That


It cracks me up that Gidge was attracted to the same dress from Ambrosia at the Kurenai event. Not identical, though since she chose pink and I chose green which is kind of automatic for us if you think about it. I love the frilly romanticism that goes so over the top it becomes exactly right. Kind of like camp, if you do it, you can’t do just a little.

I have no explanation for why there are baby seals on my platform. They are far above any source of water but they appeared, they were cute, I let them stay, and so here they are. They were made my MishMash, can be found at Collabor88, and they are too cute to care if they have no rationale for being here.


These adorable pumps from Hucci need no rationale either. Beauty can be its own reason. You can find these at Collabor88, too. They have a HUD for changing the colors so they can be one color or more.

My updo is from EMO-tions at Hairology. The jewelry is from LaGyo for Collabor88. A little tiara is exactly what my hair needed.… Read 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

I Am a Collabor88er

Wow, this necklace and earrings from LaGyo at Collabor88 are gorgeous. So are the Lucky Chair nail appliers from Alaska Metro…go see if you can win. Blueberry is peerless at texturing and bringing the sexy.
I love chevron prints and this skirt from AlaskaMetro is great. This is at Fashion Dazzle, a shopping event that is new to me. I had planned to wear boots with it, but they need to be shorter boots because if they get close to the knee, the boots poke through the skirt. I could have found a pair to work, but decided to go with pumps instead. I added these delicate and subtly scalloped pumps from Ingenue. KoKoLoReS has this great hair released at Hairology. This new skin Federika was released by Glam Affair at Collaobor88. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Blueberry – Star – Back Tied Top – @ Collabor88
alaskametro<3 “Enid” skirt 01 – Maitreya @ Fashion Dazzle
Shoes: Ingenue :: Marnie Heels (Slink) :: Blush @ Collabor88
Jewelry: LaGyo_Cordelia Statement Earrings – Rose L @ Collabor88
LaGyo_Cordelia Statement Earrings – Rose R @ Collabor88
LaGyo_Cordelia Statement Necklace – Rose @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Federika ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Kali @ Hairology
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: alaskametro<3 “Macarons” nail art – Slink Lucky Chair Prize
Glam Affair – Federika ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: Lelutka Spencer H (Read more...)

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the restThe world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places

And the World Turns Round and Round

So today has been an emotional one. A year ago today my sister died after a long battle with cancer. Today, her granddaughter brought her first great-grandchild – an entirely new generation – into the world. Isn’t that magical? She was due last week, but she waited several days to arrive on the most perfect day she could. So forgive me for not describing much, it’s hard to see the screen through tears, though they are more happy ones than sad ones. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: …Mutresse… Esen Mini Skirt – Maitreya Lara @ Collabor88
…Mutresse… Esen Top – Maitreya Lara @ Collabor88
Shoes: Baiastice_Haan Shoes-All Colors-Slink Mid @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Ayama ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Hair: Exile:: More Than Ordinary (BENTO) @ Collabor88
Poses: In furniture & aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair – Ayama ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Head.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Spencer 3.0
Slink Ankle Lock
Location:
Barnesworth Anubis Stowe Cottage @ Collabor88
Fancy Decor Abigail Place Setting, Coffee, Water Glass, Dining Table, Chairs, Table Runner, Centerpiece, Coffeepot, Rug, and Salt & Pepper Shakers @ Collabor88
KUBRIC FLUX full perm canvas
PILOT Romantic Candles

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower

****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: tram -Rib Knit Dress-(fitted) / FAT @ Collabor88
Shoes: fri. – River Boots (Rawhide)
Skin: Glam Affair – Ayama ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Hair: -FABIA- Mesh Hair Natural Tones Chest @ Hairology
Poses: Behavior Body Chic Sit 1
Appliers: Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Sheer Tights Colors
Glam Affair – Ayama ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Head.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Spencer 3.0
Slink Ankle Lock
Location:
MishMash Pumpkin Bunny Lantern @ Collabor88
Half-Deer Metal Leaf Vines All – Vertical @ Collabor88
Barnesworth Anubis Stowe Cottage @ Collabor88
Mesh Plants by Rein Parkin Bushes
Skye Birch Trees

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Under the Wire

You have a few hours to get to Collabor88 before this deliciously neutral theme goes away and the rich harvest colors come in. It will be good as well, but I have a love of neutrals and the romantic delicacies that were the highlight of September. This sweater from The Secret Store beautiful encapsulates the September SweetCheeks theme with its lace and pearl buttons. Baiastice’s Chause trousers are a lovely illustration that neutrals can be bold.

Nylon Outfitters nail appliers are just plain gorgeous. I am always excited to see new nails from Nylon Outfiters Nail Art. Garbaggio’s shoes are some favorites for the month. I love D!va’s short bob – and am still loving Spenser from Lelutka and Glam Affair. ***SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: :[Maitreya]The Secret Store – Melody Sweater – Gingerbrea @Collabor88
Baiastice_ Chaus Trousers-Chevron-Maitreya @ Collabor88
Shoes: .Garbaggio // Riot Pumps [SLink] – Fullpack @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Spencer
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Rika” (Fatpack) @Collabor88
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: Lelutka Cassie Hairbase
Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
(NO) Art Nails – Abstract Neutral – For SLINK Fingernails
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Head.Spencer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_0
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.… Read the restIs Late Better than Never?

Moon Love

But even when the moon looks like it’s waning…it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that. -Ai Yazawa That quote seems perfect for Moon Amore, the store that released this lovely outfit at Collabor88 this month. It seems no matter the event, you can always recognize Moon Amore for the fresh, feminine styles released. There’s a daintiness that is emblematic in every release. Color-customizable shoes from Mutresse seem a great match and are also at Collabor88. Time is running out, so rush to Collabor88 TODAY! Exile released adorable hair as well with this lovely hat which has a color change hud. My skin is from Glam Affair, Spenser for the same-named Lelutka mesh head with which I have fallen in love. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: :Moon Amore: Grateful Outfit / Fatpack @Collabor88
Shoes: .Mutresse. Frida Booties for SLINK Body (high feet) @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Spencer

Hair: Exile:: Break the Rules (BENTO) @Collabor88
Exile:: Break the Rules Hat @Collabor88

Poses: oOo Studio

Appliers: Lelutka Cassie Hairbase

Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America

alaskametro<3 “Gala” nailpolish Champagne – Slink HUD
Mesh
Attachments:

.LeLutka.Eyes.Spencer 3.0

.LeLutka.Head.Spencer 3.0

.LeLutka.Teeth.P_0

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5

Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1

HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Spencer 3.0

Slink Ankle Lock

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the restBut even when the moon looks like it’s waning…it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that. -Ai Yazawa

In a Cookie Cutter World Be a Macaron

Macarons are such beautiful desserts it is no surprise that beauty lovers in Second Life celebrate them. The single macarons from Genesis Lab at The Arcade include an eating pose set that is adorable. Thankfully, my avatar chews with her mouth closed. I love how things at The Arcade come together even without a theme. For example, this outfit from Hazy with that lovely macaron pink is perfect for a trip to the bakery for some macarons. What is that? A fascinator, a lemon MACARON fascinator? and it’s from Yummy. What fresh conspiracy is this? On a side note, the headband attached to the fascinator would not work with this hair style, so I selected the individual face in texture edit and made it invisible. And isn’t the texturing on the back of that Hazy outfit perfect? These t-strap peep-toe pumps from Ingenue mix the sophistication of heels with casual lace-ups which makes them just informal enough for the outfit. I love the earcuffs from LaGyo and the hair from INK.… Read the restIn a Cookie Cutter World Be a Macaron

I Am Going to the Max

“A proper community, we should remember also,
is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy.
It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual,
of its members — among them the need to need one another” — Wendell Berry
Rustica was one of the first furniture stores I ever visited in Second Life. My friend Maht Wuyts from The Velvet and I would go there at least a couple times a month. We had a photo studio and it was furnished with Rustica’s Couch of Many Colors and there was that sleek recliner that offered Grey Goose martinis. There was the sleeper sofa that opened up with a mouse click into a bed. Long billowy curtains that pooled on the floor. Man, we loved that place. It felt like a real shop, a bit over-crowded and messy. You know, like an old-fashioned place that is the opposite of a mall. Unlike many stores, when you visited Rustica, the owner might be sitting behind the counter and would even chat. So Max Graf has been an SL acquaintance and friend for ten years now.… Read the restThose who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK

Subtle Colors For the Win

I love subtle colors and how they play off each other. This outfit from Baiastice is a beautiful example, though it also comes in vibrant colors and prints. The Baiastice outfit includes the Chaus trousers and the Elliot cardigan. It also comes with some fashionable sneakers, but I am feeling pumps today.  Garbaggio’s shoes come in a several dozen color options. In fact, there is a riot of colors which makes their name “Riot” Pumps perfect. Monso’s Taingu hairstyle is loose and casual and everything brilliantly carefree. The jewelry is from Kungler’s and is out at We <3 Roleplay. That glimps of lingerie is Luxuria’s Temptress Bodysuit. I am wearing Spencer, the lovely new Lelutka Mesh head and the Glam Affair Spenser makeup. And now, isn’t that Half-Deer flower cone so very perfect with the Baistice Elliot Cardigan. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Baiastice_ Chaus Trousers-Linen-Maitreya @ Collabor88
Baiastice_ Elliot Cardigan-SOLID-Nude Flowers-Maitreya @ Collabor88
Shoes: Garbaggio // Riot Pumps [SLink] – Fullpack @ Collabor88
Jewelry: (Kunglers) Nadir necklace – Quartz
+Half-Deer+ Ice Cream Flowers – Hazelnut (wear) @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Taengu @ Collabor88
Poses: Di’s Opera
Appliers: {Luxuria} Temptress Bodysuit – Mesh Body Applier nude
Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
alaskametro<3 “Gal (Read more...)

View original post on Its Only FashionRead the rest“A confused and weak man hides his weakness and uncertainty with fiery speeches.” Rick Perlstein

Great Minds Thinking Alike

Gidge is my favorite person in Second Life and among my favorites in my first life, too. So, it’s no surprise we sometimes think alike and dress alike. Our mutual love for this dress from Nylon Outfitters was unplanned, but you know, I thought about reshooting with a different color, but I changed my mind. I like the black one best, and really, it’s a case of great minds thinking alike. By the way, if you like this dress, get yourself over to Collabor88 now because it’s the last day. I don’t like candy corn, but these critters crack me up. One of my favorite items from The Arcade this month. It’s amazing how they with their simplistic form still manage to express emotions. There’s some popcorn for all the drama from Lost Junction and a fun plastic table and stools from PLAAKA – all at The Arcade. I think they could be dangerous. The Yummy necklace and earrings crack me up as well, and I think they are perfect with this dress.… Read the restAll the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. Lewis Black

It Rained Men


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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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Fashion Cannot Be Eclipsed

Collabor88’s theme for its August Birthday celebration is Plastic Fantastic. In my first life, I would not be caught dead wearing plastic, but this is not first life. Here I don’t have to worry about whether fabrics breathe and my avatar does not sweat, so there are no fetid swamps of trapped and suffocating skin. Instead, we have the bright, shiny flash of plastic. I like the dress from Baiastice that takes advantage of plastics best qualities to give us that flirty hem and gleaming sheen.


My shoes are also from Baiastice and I love the red and clear acrylic heels. These heels are everything and you can customize them with a hud.  I love the entire look. Cute, sexy, and sassy. Some of the sass comes from the adorable new Lelutka head Spenser with the winsome face. The Monso cut with the bangs and blunt cut edge and the LaGyo knotted plastic jewelry all contribute to an irreverent free look. Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
Store info at Blogging Second Life
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Clothing: Baiastice_Junya Dress-All Colors-Maitreya
Shoes: Baiastice_Plexy Platform Sandals-All Colors-Slink High
Jewelry: LaGyo_Donatella Knot Bangle – Red
LaGyo_Donatella Knot Collier – Red
Skin: Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Sunny (m)
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers:
.LeLutka.Cassie hairbase HUD.Set 03
Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments:
.LeLutka.Eyes.Sp (Read more...)

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On the Sunny Side



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