#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

Dolly
{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

 

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#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

 

#2 Time to swim?

Time to haul out the swimsuits from last year and see if any still fit – and how they look against lily white winter legs…

Of course being Second Life I keep my swimsuits in a beautiful wee mermaid house – where do you keep yours?

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This sweet one piece from r2 has the features we are looking for this year – low cut at the front – high cut legs – a little bit frilly (lace no less!) and handy brass buttons for…hmm?

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I love the look with my new EMO-tions Cameron hair, and my sandals, earrings and watch (picked up at TDRF) will be easy enough to slip off into my bag if I do decide to leap into the pool later.

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I even found some sweet lacy nail polish from Flair (with the help of Charity) but I’ll have to show you that another day.

 

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

#1 Hello world!

This is a new adventure – in a Second life filled with many adventures! Every day I learn about living, about people, about being, about the amazing creativity of people all around the world  – and I hope to share some whispers with anyone who likes to look.

Something very special is the way people bring the creativity of Second Life to support values and visions  in RL  – one of the charities I have supported for several years is Feed a Smile – A charity that encourages people to donate their time and talents as well as money to benefit children in Kenya.

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This is the gathering place at the Lavender Fields where poetry, song and dance performances are held several days every week.

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The winds and rain of April give way to the blossoms of May – giving us joy and lighting up our world – In the same way that  visiting the Lavender Fields Sim in SL  will let YOU give light and joy to hundreds of children in Kenya. Donating just 100L$ will provide a meal for a child through the FEED a SMILE program – and there are several other options to sponsor programs that support the children towards a better future.

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The outfit I put together today brings the soft spring image of blossoms to life. The Valentina Courte dress by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie offers a HUD with many options. I chose delicate green blossoms and white lace over a white silk slip. Those blossoms are echoed in the Gems & Kisses Pearls in Love bracelet and the LaGyo Isabella Ring, and the delicate colour is repeated in the Hucci Payson Sandals.

Credits:

Dress: AlaFolie – Valentina Courte by pixivor Allen
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Payson Sandal – Hemlock by Eboni KHan
Ring: LaGyo_Isabella Ring Aqua silver – by Gyorgyna Larnia
Bracelet: Gems & Kisses – Pearls in Love – by Deliziosa Vendetta
Hair: *Dura-Girl* 53 Sienna by  chiaki Xue

Any day now I will learn how to put LMs and weblinks in….. watch this space