#9 Home is where?

This week has been a surprisingly challenging one for me. After 3 settled years on the corner of an agricultural sim we got this notice….

Second Life® is a dynamic world that’s constantly changing.  We have come to the conclusion it’s best to move some people around.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   We need to ask all residents of this sim to move to another sim ASAP.

In spite of being offered random options in several other sims-  I still felt like a refugee – displaced, homeless, sold out. It seems that corner lots with land companies that let you terraform and build what you want are rare and special.

 

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Along the way I saw this cute freebie cottage –

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The Beachcombers Cabin Freebie by Moon Falconer
Furniture by Novocaine Islay for inVerse Landscaping
Poses by [NanTra]

We found a new lot- and it doesn’t look anything like home yet – time will tell …will this be where our hearts are? Image

MG Sandals – Bejewelled Genie Princess – with color HUD  – by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88
MG – Bracelet – Honey Diva – Large with color HUD by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88
::Exile:: Stay the Night – Sunset by Kavar Cleanslate
Coquet. Cross Top – Stripe by Tabitha Marquez  for FaMESHed
Coquet. Pedal Pusher Shorts – Seaweed by Tabitha Marquez  for FaMESHed
*League* Skin Erin Pale Pearl Brunette with lipstick 3 by Nena Janus
::je::suis::Apparence::Lashes::No.001 – by julia Merosi
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Flat – by Siddean Munro
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro

#8 Lemonade or Pink Lady today?

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Did you ever buy a mesh dress hoping for miracles?

Dreaming that the dress will 1) fit a 7foot avie, 2) look like the picture and 3) move like a dress should?

Well – this one does!!!!!

Thank you Maylee Oh – from The Secret Store.

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I took these photos at the Time Out sim  – I forgot my picnic basket so I ended up buying lunch at the plaza. I was impressed by the menu of wearables and had to try a sandwich and a cup of lemonade.

The Secret Store – Betty Swing Dress – Daisies by Maylee Oh for Collabor88 May
{MYNX} Flower Bangle – Sea Breeze by gaury for Mynx Productions – Gatcha
/artilleri/ Gladys glasses *yellow* by Antonia Marat
::HH:: Hucci Pinup Peep – Spring by Eboni Khan for Collabor88 May
{what next} GardenCafe Lemonade by Winter Thorn

THEN I hit the Pink Ladies …

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(Yummy) Fruit Necklace – Dragon Fruit by Polyester Partridge for Collabor88 May
-tb- Bardot Halter – Cherries by Julliette Westerburg for Collabor88 May
.:L&B:. S’Wear Mesh (W) Leather Pants Skinny Zip- Quilted Black by Paul Lapointe
/artilleri/ Gladys glasses *white* by Antonia Marat
{Social Vintage} Peep Toes High Heels Black (SLink High Feet) by SocialVintage

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So why am I a blonde again? – this was the 60L$ hair at La Viere – yummy!

-LaViere- Zoey/Platinum by Azure Electricteeth
*League* Skin Erin Pale Lilac Blonde by Nena Janus
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Light Blue by Ikon Innovia
::je::suis::Apparence::Lashes:: No.001 by Julia Merosi
Slink AvEnhance Hands Relaxed &  Female High Feet by Siddean Munro
Hello Dave – Slink Avenhance – High Gloss – Peggy Sue by Maia Gasparini
Madrid Solo- Lips -Soft Kisses 4 by Madrid Solo

{Nan Tra} Poses by Nancoix Urquan

 

 

 

 

#7 Missing you

If you are looking for somewhere to explore take a trip to the Time Out sim . I have been over several times and not seen everything yet. Lots of people were wandering about today – singly in pairs and groups – and there are also strategically placed ‘people’ so that the place will never look totally deserted. If you are into taking photos they are having a photo contest with this month’s theme – ‘selfies’.

Here are mine:

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and …

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I used the Filter Forge polaroid frames in keeping with my retro outfit  – remember polaroids?

Outfit:

Tee*fy Laura Unbuttoned Knotted Shirt Tropical  by Azure Electricteeth for Collabor88 May
Tee*fy Leah High-Waisted Skinny Jeans Red by Azure Electricteeth for Collabor88 May
*Milk* Hair ~ Love Notes by Milk Chan for FaMESHed
PP – Love Stacked Bracelets – Nude & Red by Shaleene Kenin
Hello Dave- Slink AvEnhance – High Gloss Peggy Sue – by Maia Gasparini
:::LP::: Double Strap Watch – Wasabi Flag by yani Tryce for Limited Bazaar
RockaBillie Heels by PoosyKat LittleBoots

*League* Skin Erin Pale Mint Blonde by Nena Janus
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed, and Female High feet –  by Siddean Munro

 

#6 Horsing around

Toys in Second Life are such fun – these scripted hobby horses from the gatcha at {what next} gave us more than a few belly laughs as we walked, trotted, galloped, jumped and flew our way around the beach.

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Meet Rosie…

and Dancer and Silver Bells.

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…and Icy’s new poodle called PePe – he didn’t seem to mind coming along for the fun.

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Now you can probably tell that these are some of my best shopping friends – Dolly and Icy – and when they found these flower bikinis at Baiastice – and I was so happy that they met all my wriggle tests that I bought a purple pair (… and grabbed some demos of different ones shhh!)

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Fabulous texture, great fit and …

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…cute bums!

After we finished horsing around we got down to business unpacking and trying some of our purchases from Collabor88 Image

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{what next} ‘Rosie’  Hobby Horse – by Winter Thorn – Gatcha
Baiastice_3D Flowers Bikini – Violet – by Sissy Pessoa
Truth Hair Thelma – HUD Variety – by Truth Hawks – at Collabor88 May
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
Hello Dave- Slink AvEnhance – High Gloss Peggy Sue – by Maia Gasparini
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – HIGH – by Siddean Munro
Madrid Solo- Lips- Soft Kisses 3 – by Madrid Solo
*League* Skin Erin Pale Pearl  – by Nena Janus
Watch Shop Watches, Strap Watch for Ladies 502 – by Bubba Biberman

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{what next} ‘Silver Bells’  Hobby Horse – by Winter Thorn – Gatcha
Baiastice_3D Flowers Bikini – Fuschia- by Sissy Pessoa
AnalogDog – trouble clef – dark blondes – by Queue Marlowe
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – HIGH – by Siddean Munro
Oceane Body Design, Kiki Smokey eyes 2 Coffee Tan – Normal Limited Edition by Oceane Grumiaux

Icy
{what next} ‘Dancer’  Hobby Horse – by Winter Thorn – Gatcha
Baiastice_3D Flowers Bikini – Pistachio – by Sissy Pessoa
~Tableau Vivant~ Diabolito Hair – Summer – by M4ri1yn Magic
MG – Bejewelled Genie Princess Sandals – Hud color/Gem change – for Slink flat feet by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88 May
Belleza – Nia SK 6 Bl -by Shyla Diggs
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – casual by Siddean Munro
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – FLAT – by Siddean Munro
Gos Custom Eyewear Deception Loaded – by Gos
*MishMish*  Poodle – Cream by Aime Takaaki for Collabor88 May

Changed into:
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*MishMish* A Poodle to hug – Charcoal by Aime Takaaki for Collabor88 May
ISON Crop panel tee (mint) – by Hary Hyx for Collabor88 May
ISON Pleated midi skirt (egshell) – by Hary Hyx for Collabor88 April
::HH:: Hucci Pinup Peep – Spring –  by Eboni Khan for Collabor88 May

Icy
Baiastice_Cabana top-white – by Sissy Pessoa for Collabor88 May
Baiastice_Fiore skirt-green – by Sissy Pessoa for Collabor88 May
MG – Bejewelled Genie Princess Sandals – Hud color/Gem change – for Slink flat feet by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88 May

 

#5 moving in

There is a joy about moving in to a brand new, clean, empty apartment. The downside is that I can’t for the life of me decide on any one style – so I – ahem – keep getting MORE of the amazing furniture and decorating items that creators are making. Today I fell into a shop called  (what next) and now I have a heap of super cute things lying all about – even the packaging is great!

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The cute Leora Hatbox Stool has several color ways and some useful poses. It nearly made me forget the grid hunting I did to find the bow ring at {Elate} to match Maxi Gossamer’s bow necklace from FaMESHed – and both of them go perfectly with the Cardigan Dress from GizzA. I had a bit of a zoom around also to find this new unisex Diabolito hair from ~Tableau Vivant~ – it is not at their mainstore but at a new shop at TMD where the lag was shuddery. To complete the outfit I tried on a few different pairs of shoes  and liked the look of the green platform option on these Maitreya Gold sandals Shiki.

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GizzA – Shirley Cardigan Dress [Blossom] by Giz Seorn
Maitreya Gold Shiki * Chocolate – has colourchange options for the platform on the HUD – by Onyx LeShelle
MG – Necklace – Riva Bow – Short – has color change options –  by Maxi Gossamer for FaMESHed
(Elate!) Bow Tie Ring (SKY) by Kellie Iwish
~Tableau Vivant~ Diabolito Hair – Equinox – by M4i!yn Magic
[ba] haight apartment skybox by  Barnesworth Anubis
{what next} Leora Hatbox Stool – has poses plus 5 color options
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
“”D!va”” Nail HUD L”Lace” by Marisa Kira

 

And – – – {what next} has gatchas too – so look out for me going silly on a hobbyhorse —

#4 La Performance – dance theatre in SL

If you ever have a chance to attend a La Performance show in Second Life – take the chance and go along.

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Jie Loon and her team prepare 3 or 4 shows a year and perform them for a season. The current show is ‘Always’ and is a mix of musical and dance styles, a 3 dimensional set and great choreography

dates of performances:  5/11  |  5/18 |   5/25 – LAST  |

time: Sunday 2.30 pm slt

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One of my personal challenges is to catch a moment in a dance that captures the feel of it .. did I succeed?

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Look on their website for more information – there are links to videos and they have a gallery of fantastic imagery form several seasons.

 

 

 

 

#3 Swimwear – checking the fit

Remember the process?

– take your swimsuit to the dressing room and try to make the privacy curtain cover the whole doorway

– slide out of your clothes – trying to avoid seeing your glorious self in the mirror

– wriggle your way into the swimsuit- hoping the lengthways stretch is good….

– get into position and peer at your backside – check that fit!

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– check that the nail polish really does match (- although in SL that only takes a moment to change) – and did I say that I adore the textures of the lace and the leather

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– and the final test is the SHAKE, RATTLE and ROLL test – to see what falls out when I move…. thank heavens for SL glue

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It even makes my winter white skin look better – I think I will keep this one.

Same credits as yesterday:

r2 A/D/E one-Piece (Stripe) – by rei2 Aya
Pure Poison – Lisa Sandals – Black (for Slink flat feet) by Shaleene Kenin
[glow] studio Happy Time Watch by Linka Demina for TDRF #38
(Kunglers Extra) TDRF #038 – earrings – Golden by AvaGardner Kungler
.:EMO-tions:. *CAMERON* natural pack – by Mirja Mills
::je::suis::Apparence::Lashes::No.001 – by julia Merosi
Flair – Nail Hud Add Ons Set 172 – by Sasy Scarborough
Slink Female AvEnhance Hands – Relaxed – Flat – by Siddean Munro
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Flat – by Siddean Munro

Except the background – look for it in flickr under Rubyblossom – she has fantastic backgrounds that are free to use for non-profit pictures