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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

Essences Ginger Gacha Fin 1

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

happy birthday chic limited

Happy Birthday to Chic Limited, and kudos to Keira Seerose for all of her hard work this past year! You are an amazing woman Keira, seriously..I don’t know how you do it all..

Keira is the driving force behind Chic Management, a company who focuses on raising money for different charities and organizations. Click here to check out the Chic Management blog and see how much they’ve helped raise money for various charities via sl fashion…I’m so very proud to just be a small part of it!

And now, for the one year anniversary/birthday..a group of over one hundred of sl’s top creators have come together to hold the Chic Limited Birthday Event, and as Fred Sanford would say, “this is the big one elizabeth!”. (young ones, google it) With participating stores such as League, Mynerva, Kyoot, Indie Rose…the list goes on and on (click here to view a list of all participating stores)…offering exclusive creations for a limited time this event is not to be missed! (…in other words….GOOOOO……)

***Click here for a taxicab to the Chic Limited Birthday Event***

In the above pic I’m modeling my most recent favorite jewelry set, Poppies, created by Sisch Firecaster of BangBang. This picture was one of my possible entries for the Glam Affair Layla contest, which I didn’t win…HMPFT! Lol…jk…Congratulations to the winners..and the honorable mentions..which…might I add..I was not one of either. I’m very happy for you all…(eye twitches)
**click here for a list of winners and honorable mentions**

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skin: Glam Affair Layla
hair: Truth Cecilia New!
dress: :::LiNe::: WildFlower /Red Chic Limited Birthday Event
manicure & pedicure: beauty by alaskametro
shoes: Cherry -Bow Slingbacks (black)
jewelry: Poppies by Sisch Firecaster of BangBang
poses: BENT! Essential Poses Chic Limited Birthday Event

shiver me timbers

yo ho ho and a bottle of rum…or something like that..this look has got me feeling like a swashbuckler :p I saw this hair on the feed and couldn’t believe it was free..and all I could think about was seeing it with my MONS skin with the red brows..I have newer MONS skins that I’ve been wanting to blog..there’s an awesome one at TDRB this week and I finally got the one from the Skin Fair that I wanted so badly..on the very last day actually. But I kept coming back to this one.

I love my Animania raven..I’ve had her since almost the beginning of my sl..she was a gift, but I’ve bought animals there since then and that place is amazing. If you’ve never been you should go look around..and they have just about any animal you can think of. Lady can be rezzed or worn as an attachment. You can also set the level of intensity for her caws. I haven’t pulled her out in a very long time and I had forgotten how cool it was to “wear” animals in sl…sooo….you may be meeting some more of my cyber creatures in the very near future 🙂


(above) a better picture of the free Apple May bangles..they are at the Pure Juice event…some really awesome things there, if you haven’t gone you really should check it out! (you can read more about the event here)

skin: MONS / Enna Skin / LikitMU /RedLips / Red Brows worn with BOOM love my eyes mascara tattoo
hair: …:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::… Danitza Hair Coral FREE!!
top/dress: Baiastice_Giulia dress white & black leggings (dress only worn) TDRB
vest: !Ohmai : Tomomo Loose Vest DARKDEPTHS
leggings: The Secret Store – Tape Leggings
belt: MIEL TROUPE BELT
necklace: .:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Necklace ” GriGri ”
bracelets: Apple May Designs – Contremporary Bangles – Grey Scale FREE!! @ the Pure Juice event
manicure: beauty by alaskametro❤ nailpolish – “candy apple”
boots: *LightStar-Pirate Boots-Black
poses: everglow
special guest appearance from Lady the Crow. You can find more like her, and just about any other animal you can think of at Animania.