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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


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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:
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Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
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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
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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:
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On the Sunny Side



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If Life Gives You Bandanas, Make Bandanda Day

Lelutka’s Bandanda Day contributions to Hair Fair are always a work of art. Bandana Day is always the last day of Hair Fair to remind us, after celebrating our crowning glory for two glorious weeks, that sometimes people lose their hair for a host of reasons. The purpose of Hair Fair, despite how we may feel, is not just about making us look good, it’s about prompting us to do good with our shopping dollars, to raise money for Wigs For Kids. So Bandana Day is a reminder, there’s a more serious underlying purpose than just making us look good. The Boho chic of the Lelutka Bandana day is perfect for the Boho chic of Baiastice new offerings for Epiphany – a complete explosion of Boho clothing and paraphernalia. The only thing missing is the hookah. My skin and makeup and even my mani-pedi are all from AlaskaMetro. Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
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Clothing: Baiastice_Boho Style-Long Skirt-Gipsy-Maitreya @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Summer top-Lace Black-Maitreya @ Epiphany
Shoes: Baiastice_Sheva Sandal-Slink Flat @ Epiphany
Jewelry: Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Bracelet-Old Copper @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Earring-Old Copper-L @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Earring-Old Copper-R @ Epiphany
Baiastice_Boho Style-Coins Necklace-Old Copper @ Epiphany
Skin: Alaskametro Chi Ivory
Hair: .LeLutka.Ru.Wrap.Gobi @ Hair Fair 2017
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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.








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Clothing: ::HH:: Hucci Charata Top – Collection (Lara) @ Collabor88
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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
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Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
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HUDS: Slink Ankle Lock
Any Pose Expression HUD
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Summer Comfort


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Clothing: Baiastice_Twana Shirtdress-Pattern Waves-Maitreya @Collabor88
Shoes: Ingenue :: Velma Wedges (Slink) :: Navy @Collabor88
Jewelry: :::NOIR::: Love Bracelets [Left] @Collabor88
Noodles – Rowan Necklace Set @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: Tameless Keegan @ Hair Fair
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: alaskametro<3 “Kimono” nail art – Slink HUD
Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
.LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.7
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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.Chloe 2.7
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I Will Stick with Horses, Thank You

I love this new Plume dress from Basaltice with its little feathers all over it. It comes in so many versions and I want to wear them all. One of the things I love about Sissy Pessoa is when she does prints, she does a lot of prints that are not just several shades of one print. The dress also has a long version with a long sheer skirt over the shorter opaque skirt. My poses are all from a new HUD from Voir…a bento hud and more importantly an (almost) still Hud that is not so fidgety. Yay! I used it in this video reviewing the book Good Friday on the Rez. I had planned to shoot this with some bison in South Dakota, but some jerk there kept shoving me, so I had to leave. I will stick with horses. I reached way back in my closet for the Ramonda heels from Glamistry. I think they are my favorite Glamistry shoes. I love these classic shapes, the pointed toe, no platform, feminine and sleek. My skin is Barbara from Glam Affair – a Lelutka applier and the hair is from Pr!tty, from June’s Hairology.… Read the restI will stick with the horses

The Arcade Closes at Midnight Friday

Beaches and dragons, camping equipment and drive-ins, campers, canoes, and wedding dresses. All those things will remain in one room for just one more day….so if you have been waiting for traffic to slow down at The Arcade, you better hop to it.

I am camping on the beach with hive and Sway’s helpful creations. The decision to camp was inspired by a book I read, Gather the Daughters. It will be on my favorite books of 2017 list. Sway’s shelter and floor make camping comfy and very well lit. M.Birdie’s Marcia outfit is also great camping gear since it’s already very distressed. I went barefoot. The beach, luckily, is swept for broken glass and other pokey things. ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: M.BIRDIE / Marcia look-pants1 Maitreya @ The ArcadeM.BIRDIE / Marcia look-top1 Maitreya @ The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: [INK] Easiness hair: RARE* @ The Arcade
Appliers: Glam Affair – Barbara ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Eyes.Chloe 2.7
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Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female R V1.2
HUDS: *LeLutka.HUD.Chloe 2.7
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Location: From The Arcade
hive//campfire @ The Arcade
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Age of Swords @ The Arcade

 I love it when different elements from The Arcade come together like the armor from Fedora and the dragon elements from C L A Vv at June’s Arcade which ends at Friday night. I actually loved the wings from the C L A Vv dragon, but ended up using these from Conflict Angel because I wanted animated wings for my video blog below . I reviewed the second book in an amazing fantasy series, Legends of the First Empire. I dug out some elements from the Bird of Prey that C L A Vv made for a previous Arcade. That curved blade works well with the dragon gloves. Aren’t those claws something? I just am so in love with those boots/claws. The Tableau Vivant hair is gorgeous, too, and so active, full of movement. The makeup is from Glam Affair. Look at those weapons! ****SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: Phedora Belladona ~ Amoret addon Maitreya snow @ The Arcade
Phedora Belladona ~ Amoret Maitreya snow @ The Arcade
C L A Vv. Battle of the Bird – The Sword (Hold)
C L A Vv.… Read the restAge of Swords

Eponymous Me & Cockfosters

So, I was considering what to wear on this subway. I really didn’t want anything ridiculous revealing. Something I would hope not be accosted in is what I was thinking. I remembered this gorgeous dress Cecelia Petion had posted on Plurk, so I unpacked the Poppy blogger box for June and saw the box inside had a dress named Cajsa. OMG! What could this be? Then when I unpacked it, it was the dress I remembered from Plurk…I just about did handstands. I would have if I had an animation handy. This struck me as the apotheosis of Second Life serendipity. They way things just fall into place. So I needed something subway suitable because the first short story in Cockfosters takes place on a subway. And yes, I admit it, I read the book because the title amused me. I am adolescent that way. Speaking of serendipity, how about those sandals from Ingenue at Collabor88 this month. Poppy did not make this dress for Collabor88, yet, could they be more perfect together? This whole outfit is an ode to serendipity, though I confess, I selected the texture on the headband to make it a bit more peachy than pinky.… Read the rest“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Here and Gone

I am usually ambivalent about jumpsuits. In my first life, I think they are annoying. They are not particularly flattering and seriously, who wants to almost completely undress every time they go to the restroom? But we don’t pee in SL, so bodysuits are not so ridiculous here. And when the body suit is this beautifully architectural, then all of a sudden I am down with bodysuits.
The Mirima shoes from Ingenue are not only the right height and color, the lovely curving of the strap give them the same architectural finesse that the bodysuit enjoys. Seriously, look at the ad from Ingenue, look at the bodice of the jumpsuit. A great updo (Imani) from Truth, wrecking ball earrings from Kunglers, as well as some bracelets and a ring, and subtle, but strong makeup from Glam Affair and I am set for my book review of Here and Gone. ***SHOPPING LIST******
Clothing: -Thalia Heckroth- Bruna jumpsuit (MAITREYA) Fatpack
Shoes: Ingenue :: Madison Booties (Slink) :: Dove
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Wreckingball earrings – Silver
(Kunglers) Luiza ring – Onyx – BENTO
(Kunglers) Rebecca bracelet – Obsidian
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: TRUTH / Imani
Poses: aDorkable
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The Age of Myth

While I don’t role play it is fun to dress up. I had a good excuse because I wanted to review Age of Myth, this book I read that I really loved. There were some outfits at The Arcade that were perfect so the timing was perfect. Age of Myth is a fantasy novel, the first of five in a new series by Michael J. Sullivan. I reviewed this book on my blog HERE.

Everything began with the glorious wings from C L A Vv at The Arcade. The white wings just demanded a bold, glorious white dress and there were two bridal sets at The Arcade. This one from Salt & Pepper is so much more “role-play” oriented though. You can see how perfectly role-play the dress is. The gloves and headers are also from C L A Vv at The Arcade and I fancied them up a bit with a bunch of bangles from Zaara. So I am ready for all sorts of mayhem. The hair is from Tableau Vivant, a wild hair blown in the wind and available at The Arcade. The skin is Glam Affair, the Polar skin. The choker you see is also from Zaara.… Read the restThe Age of Myth

Collabor88 Fashions & Book Reviews Too

I spent the afternoon at The Trace Too, using all the seating there for my poses. I hopped on scooter and a bench that were on-site. I went there to make a video blog about a book I had just finished reading. My outfit mostly came from Collabor88, from top to bottom. The tied top and capris are from The Secret Store, the top black dots on a white field and the capris are white dots on a black field, reversing each other for a retro rockabilly sensibility. I added Nylon Outfitters applier-based bodysuit at Collabor88. with black and white stripes. I love how they work together. My sandals are from Fri.day. Also at Collabor88. The hair is from Exile and the skin is from Glam Affair – also all from Collabor88. ****SHOPPING LIST******
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The Secret Store – Cindy Knotted Shirt – White Polka @Collabor88
Shoes: fri. – Janet Sandals (Coal) @Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
Hair: Exile:: Be My BabyPoses: @Collabor88
Appliers: (NO) Body Suit – Horizontal Lines – Maiterya Applier @Collabor88
Glam Affair – Kendall ( LeLutka Applier ) America @Collabor88
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Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
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Colors at The Arcade & Collabor88

My mother was a believe in dressing to feel better. If you feel sick, wear a dress and fix your hair. If you feel blah, wear something bright. I had an annoying headache and felt so dreary yesterday, I knew I needed some brightness, so I put on the white-white-white high-waisted long-bottomed pants from Pixicats at Collabor88. I also added a top from HUCCI in lovely jewel tones and neutrals. Kandinsky once said, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” I don’t know if that is true, but I know it can give your mood a big pop. I decided to introduce you to Toodles XXXIII. My brother has had a chihuahua for a pet for most of his adult life. Just one, always named Toodles. Toodles, ToodlesII, ToodlesIII. I am not sure what iteration of Toodles exists now, but I went for XXXIII to be sure I did not tread on any Toodles’ memory.
Look at how long those pants are…with that second hem making those legs so very long. Such long pants requires fabulous platforms and Ingenue came through for us with Lykke released at The Arcade.… Read the rest“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”

Fabsolutely Fun Fashion

Anemysk Kara just showed this blouse she is releasing at Vintage Fair and I just fell in love with its fabstract design. I love the combination of old-fashioned and hyper-modern. The front and the sleeves are so very traditional, then it’s cropped and has an open back. From front to back is a two hundred time travel jump and a brilliant play on form. It’s sold in three packs: plain (vibrant, saturated colors), patterns (prints and florals), and silk (pastels). I combined it with a fun, cheeky belted skirt from Baiastice which you can find at Collabor88. Frankly, I was so indecisive, I could see the top with pencil skirts, cigarette pants, a mini-skirt, high-waisted bell bottoms, or just about anything. The slim silhouette of a pencil skirt of cigarette pant would be sophisticated, but I thought this cheeky option would be fabsolutely fashion fun. I shot my pictures at One Tree Hill, a Linden Endowment of the Arts sim. It’s probably based on the show I have never watched, but I loved the nostalgia of the sim.… Read the rest"Every day we ignore how completely broken this world is and we tell ourselves it’s all going to be okay, you’re gonna be okay. But it’s not okay. And once you know that, there’s no going back."

The Arcade brings sunshine and flowers

I was looking for a quote for my pictures and came across “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” It was attributed to Walt Whitman which struck me as bizarre. It does not sound the least bit like Whitman. Whitman wrote things like “Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling!” The internet is good for many things, but it’s been a disaster to those who want proper attribution for quotes. Thankfully there are those who are combatting error like The Quote Investigator. The Arcade has arrived and with June comes sunshine and flowers, not just outdoors, but even on the wall. I shot these pictures in the small attic bedroom at the top of Scarlet Creative’s romantic Daisy Weathered House at The Arcade. With ivy and moss on the walls and roofs, delicate floral wallpaper and so many gables it would make Nathaniel Hawthorne jealous, this house is everything.
I am wearing a one-shouldered sundress from !Go¡ that has lovely stylized flowers embroidered on the ruffle with tassels.… Read the restKeep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

MetaLES and Contrasts

I put on this gorgeous jumpsuit from Baiastice that was released at Collabor88 the other day. I had thought I might go check out the beach, but then on a whim, I headed over to MetaLES to see the new exhibition from Sina Souza. It is amazing! However, I could not help but notice that in mood the exhibit and my outfit were on opposite sides of a vast chasm. This jumpsuit is bright, colorful and fun-provoking. The exhibition is striking, creative, sombre, and thought-provoking.
It also encourages you to be part of it. Here I took seven pictures, one on each pose ball and then just erased a portion of each layer to expose the layers underneath. Nonetheless, the contrast between what I was wearing and what I was seeing was striking and made me think about how complex and flexible we are as people. It’s a good thing, I think, that we can enjoy ourselves, be happy, and yet still be aware of and concerned about more serious and troubling issues that affect the world. Wearing frivolous and whimsical shoes like these from Garbaggio does not make us less capable of concern about wars and violence in the world, poverty and hunger at home, or the hatred that drives so many people to unfathomable acts.… Read the restGallery exhibitions are like flowers, they bloom, and then they die, they exist only as memories.

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.

I often thought Obama suffered all the slings and arrows of outrageous racism with heroic calm and self-control We didn’t hear him whining about it, even when lying, bigoted blowhards said he was born in Kenya or he was a secret Muslim, which is utterly beside the point as our Constitution prohibits any religious requirements for elected office, even if our citizenry disrespects our Constitution daily. Now, the clown has come on and he whines daily that no one has ever been treated so poorly as he has, not even Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, or Kennedy.
When I think of that angry clown with no self control, who has never learned even the basic elements of common decency, who has been indulged his entire life by bootlicking cowards, I shudder to think that man has our launch codes. This is one of those, “If I can’t have it, no one else can” sort of people who will break things out of spite, even breaking the entire world. He cannot be trusted with our national security information, sharing it with our enemies to brag about how he gets the “best intel” and with a fascist dictator to measure who has the bigger dick.… Read the restWhen the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.