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seashore soiree

Final Anchor 1
So, after a very long time..dating back before my much discussed (by me) leave of absence, I finally broke down and joined the Mon Tissu Soiree. This is, as many of you know, the mon tissu group that you can join, for a hefty fee, and receive the wall of free gifts in the front of the store. It’s the most I’ve ever paid to join a group, but when I began opening everything it really was like Christmas. You get so many things, some only available to members and not even sold in store. Straw Tote shown above included in mon tissu Soiree gift.

~Click here to get your Soiree on at [mon tissu]~

FINAL 2
Also on my list of things to get in sl, was this beautiful one piece bathing suit; Amarelo Manga’s July Group Gift. All mesh and a variety of sizes to choose from. Be sure and look around while you’re there. I had never shopped there before and was excited to find some beautiful creations.

~Click here for taxicab to Amarelo Manga~

FINAL 3 GizzA nautical set
When I began accessorizing my swimsuit I couldn’t believe with all of the nautical items that everyone’s been selling at recent events, I didn’t have any..well, nothing new I should say lol. I found this set on marketplace by GizzA Creations..I love the detail in this jewelry. You can buy the pieces individually or in a set with necklace, earrings, bracelet and ring. I’m wearing the earrings but my hair ended up hiding them in the photos. 😦

~teleport to GizzA Creations, in-world..~

what i’m wearing…
[Amarelo Manga] – Swimsuit FREE July Group Gift
Hair: [e] Enjoy
(Yummy) Sunhat – Solids (color-change, touch for menu)
GizzA – Nautical Set – Bangles
GizzA – Nautical Set – Earrings
GizzA – Nautical Set – Ring
[Gos] Lolita Espadrilles – Poppy Red
[[SHADE THRONE]] THE BIG SEA NECKLACE (available on marketplace sl)
{mon tissu} Straw Tote Bag – Mon Tissu Soiree Gift
poses: oracul and marukin’s new poppy available at C88

timeless trends

I came across one more photo shoot that never was posted or edited. I’m limited to GIMP for editing at the moment, and I still mourn the loss of my photoshop. I may have to come to terms with the fact that it will be a very long time before I will be able to get it again. I need to sit down and look at my Mac photo editing program options. Maybe there is one that performs a lot of the tasks that I used most frequently on ps, but at a price that suits my budget at the moment.❤

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I know I have a lot of learning and catching up to do, and yes the outfits in the past 2 recent posts are now 2 years old, but…I truly do think each of the looks have a timeless beauty and I would go out and buy either of them today, and probably in another 2 years! I love several different styles of dressing, but in my opinion, it takes a very talented creator to make an outfit that will stand the test of time in sl. A few that immediately come to mind are Maitreya, Lelutka, Surf Couture, The Secret Store, Armidi Gisaci…..(takes deep breath), omg the list could go on forever! And I’m sitting here drooling thinking of the ones I haven’t even discovered yet!

Dress: tram -vintage denim op(Mesh)
Jewelry: (Yummy) Bee Earrings – Brass
(yummy) Secret Garden Locket
[ glow ] studio Souvenir Bracelet Gold
Hair: [e] Interrupt – Brown 06
Shoes: {mon tissu} Favorite Leather Flats ~ Siren

I do apologize for my omittance of poses and their creators in the 2 posts since I’ve returned. I try to always give credit to them for their hard work..I know a lot of times they are not credited and they totally deserve to be!

 

Someday..

Hello??? Is anybody there? I highly doubt it. I can’t believe 2 years have passed by so quickly. I’m at a point in my real life where there is no way I can have the time to do the sort of sl blog that I dream of doing. Hopefully some day I’ll be able to do that, but not at this point in time.

I miss it so, so very much! I’ve only recently returned to second life. I not only quit blogging but I stopped playing all together. Then one day a couple weeks ago, I downloaded Firestorm and now all of a sudden, I find myself back.

I’ve been spending my time trying to get caught up in this new, mesh world. I really need to start applying the brakes on my shopping now, lol. At least for a week. A business week. Baby steps. 🙂

I’ve been looking at my blog quite a lot lately. I had never in my whole second life used the outfit option…boy do i wish I had saved all of the outfits and looks I blogged over all that time. I’m even going back and recreating some of my favorite looks and saving them.

I really hope to post occasionally and even snap a few pics to add. What I would really love to do someday is a freebie blog. It never ceases to amaze me, the gems you can find for free if you look. This post in particular I was looking at this morning thinking, “omg..everything in this entire shoot is free!” An entire furnished cottage, with very cute, stylish, shabby chic decor. This has always been one of my all-time favorite blogs…I aspire to do something on the line of that….Someday.

Please leave a message and say hi..I’m curious, and quite doubtful, if anyone at all ever stops by here anymore. You’ll be seeing me again, dammit! Well, that is unless I go broke first :/ Wait a minute. I already am broke..ok then…You’ll be seeing me again, dammit!

I hope everyone is doing happy and well in both lives, and maybe I’ll run into you on the grid sometime. I mean literally…run into you. My connection sucks! :p

❤pp

These pics were from my very last photo shoot before leaving sl (around 2 years ago)…they were never posted.

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Ok, then…it seems WordPress has changed things up a bit..I tried to post a style card and it was all over the place. It looks like I’m going to have to give myself a crash course on the “New and Hopefully Improved” WordPress. Who knows, I may truly make a fresh start and go with a different blog site altogether. That’ll show ’em for not letting me post my style card! Hmpft! :p jk.

(Edit) Ok, I think I’ve finally managed to post my style card..no links posted because I haven’t had time to check all of the LM’s..I know a lot of stores have moved since I’ve been away. I’m pretty sure you can still find most everything listed though.

.: vive9 :. Dot-ed After Tights in Snow
*! TO’s !* coffee with sleeve
-tb- Full Black Shorts
Armidi Gisaci – Triple Pearl Bracelet (L) – White
duboo.grandpa’s army beret (basic) [black]
Eolande’s Basic Essentials delicate pearl necklace in gold
Donna Flora LUCIA ring
The Secret Store – Lovable Pumps – Mint
The Secret Store – Sweet sheer – Mint
[ glow ] studio – Rabbit mint fur satchel
[ glow ] studio Souvenir Bracelet Gold
[e] Over – Brown 06

 

paper.doll @ FAIR

I’m sure most of you have heard about the newest Chic Management event, FAIR. FAIR will be a monthly themed event, this month’s theme being time. Each creation is about a certain time of the day. Read more about this unique event, and see a list of participating stores, on the CHIC Management website, here.

The Cotton Slip Set is paper.doll’s FAIR item this month. I love when an outfit is sweet and sexy at the same time. Not only that, but these make adorable tops. You can pair them with almost anything. My favorite way to wear it as a top would be to pair it with skinny jeans and some cute sandals, or flats.

~click here for a taxi to FAIR~

I would like to make a couple of quick comments about the first picture in this post…well first of all, not sure how “quick” it will be. See? I’m already wasting time. First of all, I just now found out that Long Awkward Pose closed down for good while I was away. This makes me sad. In my opinion they are some of the best modeling poses on the grid. I’d like to wish Dove Swanson good luck in life and tell her what an honor it was blogging for her. I’m sure you’ll still see LAP on my credits now and then. A lot of times when I’m looking for a specific type of pose, that’s the folder I find it in…which leads me to the second thing I wanted to mention…

The poses in the first picture were meant to be stretching and yawning, just-woke-up types of poses. The more I look at it though, it looks like Poppy number one is singing loud and obnoxiously and Poppy number three is covering her ears. Poppy number two doesn’t seem to care.

Gotta love those sl facial emotes.

also worn in this post:
skin: laqroki
hair: [e] elikatira
necklace: kotolier
feet: pixel mode
poses: Long Awkward Pose and Apple Spice Poses

boho bliss

I finally got to go shopping at Maitreya since they’ve released all of their new mesh items. I was blown away, as I’m sure most of you were, by how beautiful and well made every piece was.

The Maitreya Stagioni Boots

The above boots were one of my Maitreya must-haves, and I think if I’m not careful, a certain someone could cause me death or bodily harm to get their hands on these.

The Stagioni boots blend in well with outfits from every season, which is why they’re perfect for the summer to fall transition. They have a slightly worn, suede texture and are available in 9 natural colors.

The Maitreya Leather Satchel

I hope my photos do these pieces justice, and show the detail and how real these things look! I think of some of the handbags and shoes I wore early in my sl and cringe. I just don’t see myself cringing over anything I’ve ever purchased from Maitreya..even long, long ago in the prim era. :p

~click here for taxi to Maitreya~

what i’m wearing:
Kyoot – Sisley Tights (Sky)
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
L.Fauna Beautymark – megane
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
coldLogic dress – mcphee.coffee blue
Maitreya Stagioni Boots Chestnut
Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *silver*
[e] Mood – Brown
[LeLutka]-ANNA belt
LAQ ~ Linnea
Maitreya Leather Satchel
poses: with love & squalor

last day of coldLogic 50% off entire store sale!

This sale takes place in the coldLogic mainstore location only.                                ~Click here for taxi~

In typical Poppy-fashion, I’m posting this entry on the very last day of the sale. But I thought..maybe some people don’t know it’s the last day so this will be a good reminder for them. That sounds good, huh?

I’ve been trying to work on this post for a few days now. I wanted to do a shoot of me in several of my coldLogic outfits, but unfortunately this is going to end up being a quickie post because I’d hate for anyone to miss out on theses awesome deals. coldLogic has some of the best mesh clothing I’ve tried since my return, and according to my fashion groups many people share that opinion.

In the above photo is my very first coldLogic outfit. I could live in this little romper irl..and in sl too! They have a huge variety of clothing; cute, comfy, classy, sexy night on the town, casual. Yesterday they added 11 new pieces to their collection and these are included in the sale! (mainstore only) …and did I mention this is the LAST DAY OF THE SALE????

I also wanted to mention that coldLogic is promoting  a new and upcoming mesh menswear brand – FATEwear – by one of their creators, Damien Fate. You can find a free mesh outfit for your men at the Subscribo sign near the front of the coldLogic mainstore entrance.

FATEwear will be opening sometime next month on the newly opened region FATEisland which is connected to the north side of Zyrra. Feel free to poke around this picturesque mesh build in anticipation for the grand opening.

~click here to jump on the ferry to FATEisland~

Mimikri Hot Couture-Renee

Introducing Mimikri Kit’s newest creation, Renee. A chic collection of mesh shrugs and pants suits, hip-scarves, and matching knit tanks. Available in 10 beautiful colors to mix and match for you’re own unique look.

~click here for a taxicab to Mimikri Hot Couture~

Jewelry worn is Jharna by Earthstones. The earrings and necklace are sold in a set and they have matching bracelets you can buy separately. Available in 5 different stone combinations.

what i’m wearing…

Mimikri – Chino / Renee putty
Mimikri – Hip Scarf / Renee storm
Mimikri – Knit Tank / Renee como
Mimikri – Suede Shrug / Renee como
[celoe.xylia.pump.patina.]
[e] Found – Brown at Collabor88
[LeLutka]-CLAIRE clutch/deepturquoise
~Pepper~ Granny Ring OVAL R
~Pepper~ Granny Rings L
LAQ ~ Linnea [Fair] Dark brows – 08
L.Fauna Beautymark – megane
L.Fauna [Underlashes]
[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
EarthStones Jharna Earrings – Serenity
EarthStones Jharna Necklace – Serenity

BOOM @ The Vintage Fair

BOOM’s Vintage Fair item is the appropriately named Darling tops. 5 colors to choose from, all with sweet little white polka dots and a lacy white collar.

~click here for a taxi to Boom’s booth at The Vintage Fair.~

Now that I’m blogging again, I can feel my “skin fever” kicking in and I’ve been demo’ing skins all over the place. Only a matter of waiting for the linden fairy now. In the meantime I’ve been going through my “favorite skins” folder. Anything Rhapzody Wilde of Mynerva has ever made is in this folder. Plain Jane was my very first Mynerva skin. I wore more tanned skins back then..but I’m still in love with this skin..to me it looks very unique-fresh and young.

I’m not super excited about any of the photos I’ve taken yet with my new shadows and all. And they’re coming out with very light pencil like graph lines on them..i try to erase them in photoshop and when I shrink the pics down to blog/flickr size a lot of times you can’t see them…but sometimes you can. I need to do some more googling  and stalking blogs. And like I’ve said before, any sl photography or photoshop tips are appreciated!

Please be patient with me while I’m learning and finding my style. ♥

*BOOM* darling (yellow) Vintage Fair
oyakin*fril-miniskirt*
lace ankle socks Bijou on the Marketplace-comes in 2 versions of ankle frill sculpted or regular prim-sculpted modeled in this post.
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
“NINIKO”Gacha-Shoes
(TokiD) side headband (8)
*BB* Hemp Bracelet (L)
*FIR & MNA* The Westbrook Bracelet Weave [R]
[e] Flattery – Brown 08
{SMS} Wooden Cross Necklace Baby Blue
Mynerva~Plain Jane~Fudge-Black Brows
Poses Everglow

August Gifts

TokiD‘s August gift is out! The new Mari shirt. Turquoise and polkadot and adorable the gift includes  6 sizes of tops to choose from. I would normally wear the xs but I wore the small because I didn’t want the prim from the shorts to poke through. I was really impressed by the fit of this top. Being a small chested avi I’ve had to make my boobies bigger for a few mesh tops but I didn’t have to change my shape at all for this shirt..and I couldn’t look down my shirt and see invisible boobs..just a nice, perfect fit.

A peek from behind. The silky back strap is a nice surprise when you turn around and always gets a couple of oohs and ahs. I also love the pretty ribbon in the back of the [e]likatira hair, Changes, that I’m wearing in this post.

The skin in the pics above is Filthy skin’s August group gift. (also some really cool lipgloss makeup tats..be sure and grab those too while you’re there!)  There is a group fee but I thought this was a really cute skin so I didn’t mind paying it. Plus I have been dying to try on some new skins. I’ve acquired a few demos that I’ve been looking forward to trying on..

The 80’s Heels are another find from HOC Industries @ The Vintage Fair. Above, is the picture of the HUD that you wear to change the shoes and socks colors. I’m excited about these shoes..I keep thinking of outfits that they would look so adorable with..and the combinations are endless!

::DT:: Nailpolish – Fuchsia
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
(TokiD) big spheres necklace (candy)
(TokiD) Mari top (turquoise polkadot) FREE August Group Gift!
fri. – Loop Bangles (Bright.Pink)
HOC Industries – 80s Heels Vintage Fair
Juicy Gift Charm Bracelet – gold & pink (very old gift)
[e] Changes – Brown 03
[LeLutka]-SoHo shorts/straw
Skin- August FREE Group Gift from Filthy skin. GGF . Cream

~Poses by label motion~

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