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miami nights

Is it just a dream?
Everything’s alright
Don’t wanna wake up
From these Miami nights
-Dirt Nasty featuring Kesha

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Alaskametro has added some awesome new items to her collection. She is revamping a lot of her creations from the “prim era” so that they can be worn as appliers on mesh bodies…yay! The metallic Giselle II bikini is one of her newest revamps.

Paired with wide legged Miami Linens from BOOM! and the FREE Group Gift hair from Tableau Vivant I thought it was a very glam, sexy and sophisticated look. It made me think of something you would see a star wearing in paparazzi photos.

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The Tableau Vivant FREE Group Gift hair is what I like to call a “high-end gift”..and we all know that those are the extremely nice, well made gifts that we would actually buy at full price, or maybe even one that we would want to buy at full price but couldn’t afford, lol.  The gift includes different HUD’s to give you the choice of every color possible and it is just beautiful. Thank you so much Miss Marilyn Magic!

Oh, and did I mention there is no fee to join the group? Just click here and tp to Tableau Vivant, join the group and then pick up your Free Gift. ❤

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~The Giselle II Bikini by Alaskametro~

The Giselle II Bikini is available in 3 metallic colors; gold, silver, and bronze. This revamped version of the classic wraparound bikini comes in system layers for classic avatars, and also includes the following appliers for your favorite mesh body parts; Slink Physique Applier, #themeshproject installer,  Omega Applier (Omega will work on Lolas and many other mesh breasts including G. Inc., Perfect Body, Wowmeh, Luck Inc., Belleza Venus, Brazilia Eve, Kitties Lair and [BANNED] ) Click here to check all other mesh breast compatibilities.

Click here to go directly to the alaskametro marketplace store and pick up your Giselle II bikini today! At only 25 linden a piece hopefully you won’t have to bother with choosing a color and can just pick up all 3! ❤

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Artemis
body, hands & feet: Slink Physique Mesh Body Hands & Feet
hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Group Gift hair – FREE!!!
sunglasses: [LG] Boutique-[ SUMMER14] She’s Like A Star Glasses (with HUD that gives you 12 different color options!)
top: alaskametro Giselle II bikini Gold
sweater tied around shoulders: tram -J.I cardigan
pants: *BOOM* Miami Linens
necklace, earrings & ring (r): Glam Affair Lux Set @ Collabor88
bangles (l): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE from the Lobeke Bangle Set
cuff (r): MG – Bangles – San Remo
ring (l): ISON – safari tribe ring
handbag: Maitreya Leather Satchel
boots: Maitreya August Ankle Boots
poses: Del May

in protest of fall

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It’s officially fall and today happens to be the first “coolish” day we’ve had where I live. Keep in mind I live in the south-east of The United States where coolish means not excruciatingly hot. (coolish=85ºFarenheit)

Contrary to the title of this post I welcome Fall with open arms..but I really wanted to blog this awesome side cut-out dress that Atomic has at this month’s Collabor88. I regret not getting more side shots because the side cut-outs are really pretty (curse the lag!!!). They give this classic dress a little dash o’ sexy.

Of course, this dress doesn’t have to be confined to summer/spring. You could easily turn it into an autumn look with tights, or boots, a jacket or a shawl…all of the above…etc. etc. It also comes in 4 different color packs. Each dress is considered a color-pack because it includes a hud where you can choose from 3 different colors.

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I love Atomic‘s new(ish) Aphrodite Floral headpiece worn in Poppy’s hair. It gives her an ethereal look. The headpiece is unrigged so I was easily able to move it to the opposite side of her head, and it fit perfectly with Magika‘s newest ‘do, No.

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She looks like she could be going to a wedding..or maybe even in a wedding. Sighs, always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Hey, that would be a good blog post title..I could have Poppy sitting on a bench, holding the bouquet she had caught at a wedding. She could be all tired and depressed or irritated waiting for the bus or subway. Eh, sounds like a lot of work. Cute thought, though. 🙂

what i’m wearing:
skin: -Glam Affair – Romy skin
makeup worn: eyes -Glam Affair – Elit eyes makeup, lashes [LeLutka]-Photoshoot II Lashes. lips -Glam Affair – Romy – Lips Gloss
manicure: Flamingo by alaskametro on marketplace sl
hair: Magika [Hair] No – NEW!!!
hair accessory: .Atomic. {Aphrodite} Floral Headpiece
dress: .Atomic. {Miami Fun} NEW! @ Collabor88
shoes: Maitreya Gold Liaison (close up photos of shoes and more info on Maitreya’s web site, here)
clutch: LaGyo_Maylea clutch bag
earrings and bracelets: part of *League* Pearls & Lace – Pastels
poses: marukin “morning” Collobor88

gingersnap

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I mentioned this skin, Alex in my last post. I got it at last month’s kustom9 in a Gacha machine. I knew from the picture that I would love it and I do. Even the red is growing on me. I finally found some more Alex skins, though, so I can have my normal coloring back now. I haven’t been able to find Alex in Essences, so I don’t know if it will end up in the main store, or if it will just be a special “event” and/or gift skin. I think it’s so pretty that they will have it in the store eventually… fingers crossed!

To get Alex with your choice of brow color (and all the other bells and whistles) now, you can find 3 beautiful versions at Uber. I’ll feature them in my next post, so stay tuned for that.

If you haven’t heard of Uber, it’s a new monthly themed event owned by Truth Hawks and managed by Miss Kaelyn Alecto. This month’s theme has been Vacation and features creations from 35 of second life’s top designers. Strawberry Singh has a post, here, with a list of the designers and links to pictures of their Uber items.

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I had fun with the accessories in this little “ensemble”. The beaded [glow studio] Mauri earrings and the New Biarritz Beaded Collar from MG look like a set together. You can wear this necklace in a variety of colors. Simply touch (click on) the necklace to bring up an appearance menu. You can find it at faMESHed this month, along with it’s actual matching earrings, and many other irresistable items.

The gladiator sandals are New from Tee*fy and if they look familiar, they were introduced in last month’s collabor88 Safari selection. I haven’t been yet for this month, but I just looked at one of my favorite blogs, Seraphim, and now I’m foaming at the mouth to go. It’s c88‘s 3rd birthday and there are a ton of designers participating..maybe all of them..and then some! My heart is literally pounding I’m so excited to go lol. I don’t think that’s normal is it?? Never mind.

If you’re not familiar with the second life blog Seraphim, you need to be! It is a constant on my bookmark bar. They always posts pictures of every item in more events and gifts than would seem humanly possible. It’s great for checking out event items without dealing with the lag, or during a time when you’re unable to log on to sl.

~click here to check out all of August’s Collabor88 items on Seraphim~
~click here for taxicab to Collabor88~

This post is far longer than I meant for it to be, but I can’t sign off without commenting on the amazing manicure and pedicure appliers for Slink hands and feet from beauty by alaskametro. A huge variety of rich beautiful colors..they make me think of OPI polishes. 10 Linden Each!!!! What?? I couldn’t believe it and I’m going to buy everything she makes before she realizes how much more people would pay for it! Just kidding..well..not really. I’m unable to find an in-world store so I’m assuming the only way to get it is to shop marketplace sl. If you’d like to try before you buy she’s offering the free applier below..a sample of her beautiful work and 7 free colors! Thank you very much Miss Alaska Metropolitan, creator of  alaskametro<3.

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~Click here to visit the beauty by alaskametro marketplace sl store~
~Click here to go directly to the FREE alaskametro applier on marketplace sl~

what i’m wearing:
skin: Essences {Alex09} *medium01* ginger Gacha! (rare)
hair: [LeLutka]-LUMEN hair – AuburnHaze
eyes: [theSkinnery] Maple eyes
eyelashes: [ glow ] studio – Innocent. eyelashes – intensive (prim)
dress: Emery Dress Kenya
shoes: Tee*fy Sienna Gladiator Sandal New! (Slink flat feet required)
necklace: MG – Necklace – Biarritz Beaded Collar – texture changing – New!
earrings: [ glow ] studio – Mauri earrings (silver/teal)
bracelets (l): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh C
bracelets (r): [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh B
ring: (on right thumb) [MAGIC NOOK] Simple Ring / Triple
clutch: {SMS} Envelope Clutch (group gift)
manicure & pedicure: beauty by alaskametro<3 SLINK manicure and pedicure appliers – “Swoon” (marketplace, here)
poses: everglow

location, location, location


Beautiful Newness from The Secret Store! The Mini Mesh Skirts, available in plain and printed versions. I considered doing a post showing each skirt because the colors are gorgeous, and there are some amazing printed ones. Very unique! There is a free demo available at the in-world and marketplace stores.

Click here to teleport to The Secret Store and check them out for yourself!


If you’re as big of a Maylee Oh fan as I am, you may want to bookmark a couple of sites. The Secret Store blog, and The Secret Store on marketplace sl. Nothing like shopping from the pose stand in your bedroom. 🙂


If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been venturing out of my safe, little photo orb more lately. Lately as in, since I’m able to view shadows. Lol, I just imagined a follower reading this and shaking their head saying, “she’s not going to talk about them damn shadows again, is she??” No, I am not..well I guess I kind of just did, but I was leading up to something else. Location.
We all know that there are literally thousands of awesome places in sl to take pics, some well known, and some waiting to be discovered. I’m betting that most of us also know that exploring the grid, looking for different photo locales is an experience within itself. Anything is possible in this world! If you have the time, that is.
That’s something else that I’ve bitched about mentioned quite often. How I wish I had more time. So lately I’ve been collecting LM’s and doing some googling on places to take photographs in second life, or.. beautiful, unique places in second life..whatever key words i can think of at the time.

The showcase section, located in the destination guide (found in the search section of your viewer, or here) has a lot of neat places to take pictures. I’ve also got a special landmark folder that I call “cool places”…yes, I know, such a snazzy, original name. When I’m out shopping, or on a hunt, or whatever, and I see a place that I like, I landmark it and drag it into said folder.

I wanted to share a very helpful post I found in Through Salamander’s eyes,  by Moniq Salamander. I am keeping this page bookmarked for sure. There are all sorts of different tips and lists. There is a list of links called Locations and there are some really good ones, and some great sources to find more!

what I’m wearing:
*COCO*_SleevelessBlouse(White)_ Shirt
Doppelganger Inc. – Knocked Up Knee Socks Blue
{SMS} Longsleeve Tee Grey
alaskametro ❤ nail makeup (fingers) – Candy Apple
The Secret Store – Mini Mesh Skirt – Birdy Baby Blue NEW!
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
(Royal Blue) Night Out Botties in Coal
>TRUTH< Dahlia – walnut
Magika // Kawaii Bow
Maitreya Mesh Shopper – Minsk
SIGMA Jewels/ Anya rings (silver)
{mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace ~ Silver
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]
poses by Adorkable Poses and Oracul
location: pretty island

still chasing shadows

Have I ever mentioned how much I wish I had the time to blog more? I think I’ve mentioned it a time or two…hundred. Now I have a new obstacle..to take the pretty shadowy location pics, I have to be plugged directly into my modem..I just can’t seem to get a strong enough connection via my router. I can still do the white background without a problem. I’d say out of about twenty or so pics taken outside of the beautiful Milk Motion main store, only 2 turned out somewhat decent..meaning with no weird lines or flaws.(see photo below)

That wouldn’t be a huge problem for a lot of people, but in my house there are these 2 really short people who love to play on the computers and they go cuckoo when they can’t get on youtube or disney.com. I find it best to just keep the peace.

The scarf in this picture is one of the many amazing group gifts at [whatever]. There is a 300 L$ fee to join, but it’s more than worth all of the group gifts you receive. I tp’d over late last night and all of the gifts are still available. You can view a few in this recent post, but there are more not even pictured.

[LeLutka]-HALEY dress/lavander_Shirt
[LeLutka]-CHALDEA pants/spring
alaskametro ❤ nail makeup (fingers) – Candy Apple
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
*BOOM* knit_shrug (violet)
>TRUTH< Soleil – mocha
LaGyo_Bizarre flower ring
MG – Bracelets – Barcelona
MG – Earrings – Barcelona
[ glow ] studio – Orange garden clutch bag
[whatever] scarftop – flower/groupgift
{mon tissu} Favorite Leather Flats ~ Siren
{mon tissu} Four Corners Readers ~ Black
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]
poses by fri.day

BOOM Ellio Bikinis

I so appreciate all of the welcome back wishes that you all have sent. The blogging community in sl has never ceased to amaze me at how sweet and helpful everyone is. I’d like to give a very special thanks to Aisling MacMoragh who helped me get back on my flickr, yay! and also for helping me with some of the new features that weren’t available before.

I’ve finally gotten a few opportunities to play with my shadow features..I went to the artilleri sim and played around with various windlight settings. I still have a lot to learn and maybe in a few months or a year these pics will make me cringe, but for now I am happy with how they turned out 🙂

Truth‘s Mercedes Hair is one of my new favs..I loved the blonde demo so much that I picked up a pack in blonde too..every color comes with dark root options.

*BOOM* Ellio Bikini available in sets and separates to mix and match and create your own unique combinations.  All full sets are available at a discounted price and includes tintable tan lines!

*BOOM* Ellio Bikini hearts (tiffany)
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Heart Earrings Silver -(GIFT)
(Dahlinks) Heart Lock Chain Bracelet – R
(TokiD) kami ribon – rose
*Kotolier “Reinette” Ring I (Silver)
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
>TRUTH< Mercedes w/Roots – macaroon
Gypsys! Typical heart neckace
Juicy Gift Charm Bracelet – silver & pink (old gift)
Maitreya Gold * Bare Foot Tip-Toe
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]

*BOOM* Ellio Bikini birds (navy)
alaskametro nail polish Candy Apple
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
LAQ ~ Freckles 02
!lamb. In Heaven (Mesh) – Kit Kat
Kyoot – Nine Crimes Ring (Mixed Metals) (R)
NOD (Night Owl Designs )– Bangles! White (L)
NOD (Night Owl Designs)- Bangles! White (R)
[LeLutka]-GARBO shades/white
[MAGIC NOOK] Babydoll Earrings (Silver)
{mon tissu} Openwork Wedges~ Red
{mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace ~ Silver
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair] – 04

*all poses in this post by with love & squalor.

Poppy Returns from Outer Space

or as we sometimes call it, real life.

Pictured above: Maylee Oh’s new Babydoll Dresses from The Secret Store. Available in 7 different prints/textures for any mood or look.

I couldn’t believe when I looked at my blog a week or so ago and realized that I’ve been away nearly 1 year! My how time flies..and I’ve missed blogging but it seemed every time I logged into sl my graphics were going from bad to worse. I tried to take some pics and it wouldn’t even let me go to the ultra setting..i was heartbroken.

I tried to upgrade my Mac. It was a 10.5.8 and to be able to upgrade, i needed to first upgrade to a disc that apple no longer sells. I found some independent sellers on amazon with 50/50 reviews..a few of the bad reviews stating that they had lost total use of their computer when trying the 59 dollar upgrade and of course, this made me very apprehensive.

Like I have my entire life when I have a problem I called my Dad and asked if he could help me investigate and find a way to do it. The next day my amazing Dad brings me over a new iMac. I was so overwhelmed, I couldn’t believe it. He said it was my birthday gift and he knows because of my special situation at home that my computing time is my biggest “outlet”…

So now…finally…I have shadows! I was so excited I cried, lol. I know that’s so corny but…whateva.

I was going through my inventory and I have nearly a years worth of things that generous designers have sent me to blog for them..plus since it’s turned into a mesh world while I’ve been away you can imagine the shopping that needs to be done! But I’m really going to make an effort not to let my blog make me feel overwhelmed and deadliney…I want it to be enjoyable for me and for you! Nevertheless, I do have some catching up to do..going to model some of the review copies and new things and freebies while I play with the lighting and see what I can do..be patient with me..while I’ve been gone I’ve renewbed…it really happens!

One more thing I’d like to add..well there are many things I’d like to add but I’m trying not to make this any lengthier than it already is..If you’ve contacted me and  I haven’t responded please forgive me..i literally fell off the face of sl for a while so I’m sure many messages and other things were overlooked and/or lost. I’ll be checking daily now so if you’d like to get in touch with me please drop me a notecard in world or leave me a message here.

I’m in a pickle with my flickr..I can’t remember my screen name, password, the email acct. I used to open it..on my old computer it just stayed logged on all the time..not now of course so I cannot get into my flickr 😦 Not sure if I should make a new one or keep on with the pain in the ass process of trying to make some sort of “breakthrough” with it.

Okay, I’ll leave you on that note lol…Thank you for all of your support and encouraging messages while I was away..it really means a lot. ♥

skin: Laqroki Mini Fair
hair: [e] Over – Rich Browns
dress: The Secret Store– The Babydoll Dress
shoes: Mon Tissu Openwork Wedges Red
hat: Coco-Red Derby Hat that’s been on their Free Group Gift wall my entire sl..we probably all have one :p
manicure: beauty by alaskametro candy apple red
poses: Long Awkward Poses

shadow play


just practicing on my photoshop shadows..since it’s not looking like I’m going to have them anytime soon. I’ve tried too many viewers to list that have given other Mac users shadows..I guess my graphics card isn’t up to date enough, I don’t know…any suggestions are welcomed!!

I know most of you have already seen all the new goodies from Maitreya…but you haven’t seen them on me! Well..there is a possibility some of you have…since I’ve had this outfit on for the past 4 days or so lol…time to get this post finished and change clothes, dammit!

The new Allegre shoes from Maitreya..***swoons***

Also, have you heard about the Hair Fair flickr photo contest? They’re giving away some really great prizes, the one that really catches my eye is the 1 year Pro Flickr Account…especially since I’m getting the little “renew your subscription” warning every time I log onto Flickr…

Click here for contest rules and details…

skin: LAQ ~ Olivia [Fair] worn with Cheap Makeup Mascara Verna (gacha item)
hair & headband: [e] With – Rich Browns New!! [e] @ The Hair Fair
top: Maitreya Tucked-in Blouse – White Body
bra: *Fishy Strawberry* Lingerie – Soignee 2011 (Red)
pants: Maitreya Acer Chino – Light Brown New!!
shoes: Maitreya Gold * Allegre Sky New!!
bag: [CheerNo Femme] KAMALA – Wicker Bag ::TFG::
bracelets: [Armidi Gisaci] Glitz Bangle Combo – Silver
necklace & ring: Bang Bang – The Poppy by Sisch Firecaster
earrings: [Baubles] Poppy Fields by Chic Aeon (part of set, earrings only worn) marketplace sl, click here 🙂
manicure: beauty by alaskametro
poses: with love & squalor

happy little flowers

TP to House of Dashwood and check out real life fashion designer Dashwood Muircastle’s collection of glamorous dresses. While you’re there don’t forget to pick up the group gift… this adorable FREE dress! I’m only wearing the under-skirt layer for a more casual look…but it comes with a beautiful puffy skirt to wear on top of the one I have on (same length). It made me think of audrey hepburn; vintage, chic, classy, timeless 🙂

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skin: Laqroki Linnea
hair: Truth Jacinta dark browns
dress: House of Dashwood Rachel FREE! group gift
cardi: artilleri  Elspeth cardigans *yellow*
flower “brooch”: Surf Couture canvas garden top- tomato (flower attachment only worn)
purse: TOSL Gran’s Attic Purse Pack FREE! in The Seasons Hunt-2 purses included..a small and a large.
earrings & ring: Miel part of AHI set
necklace: TokiD FREE! group gift (3 other necklaces in gift!)
eyeglasses: primOptic Celeste
shoes: Maitreya Slinky Heels (red)
manicure: beauty by alaskametro (marketplace sl)
poses: Adorkable Poses Poodle Pack

maneater (nom nom)

Have I mentioned lately that I’m loving, loving, loving MONs skins? I feel so hot every time I wear it! I’m loving this look so much…it was very hard not to wear the Indyra Original Coquette Noir Boots with this look (these). They looked so hot with the Lelutka Corset that I’ve been dying to blog for a while now…But once I put these old school slinky red stilettos from Maitreya on, I couldn’t seem to take them off.

You’ll probably be seeing more of these pants too, I got them in several colors…I have fallen in love with all things Mimikri…deeply..deeply..in love 🙂

shown above: poppy fartin’ around with photoshop…:p

Just a last thing to add…I hadn’t used porcupine love poses in a while..I seemed to have forgotten how awesome they are! I took a lot of pics for this post…because every pose looked so great! I need to use my porcupine love pose stand more often…and add lots more to it! After I lift my shopping freeze that is…aww hell who am I kidding ..we all know my “shopping freeze” will be lifted the moment I get my grubby little paws on some linden….hmpft!

skin: MONS / Enna Skin / LikitMU /RedLips / Red Brows
hair: “LoQ Hairs” Subscriber Gift – Tiramisu FREE!! (4 colors included!)
shirt & gauntlet: Indyra Originals: Davenport: Grey
bra: Bang Bang – Glitter Bra&Panties silver – bra
corset: [LeLutka]-BRAVO corset/charcoal
pants: * Mimikri – Anouk Capris white
tights: Bang Bang Lace Stay up’s Silver
earrings: [ glow ] studio – Black Lace Earrings (TDR Blue 17)
ring: [ glow ] studio – Pearl Goddess black (silver)
bracelet: R.icielli – BIANCA bracelet FREE!! (SIX bracelets(different tones)..AMAZING GIFT)
clutch: *COCO*_ClutchBag_Black
shoes: Maitreya Slinky Stilettos – Red
manicure: beauty by alaskametro<3 nailpolish – “candy apple” (purchased on marketplace sl click here)
poses: porcupine love