#87 I need to go shopping

“I’ve purged myself of worldly goods; half my stuff is either being sold or going to charity. I need to go shopping.” – Christy Leigh Stewart

It was like a purge – back in July some stroke of LL doom swallowed one of my folders – never to be found again. Not just any folder – it was my CLOTHING folder – 50k of trash and treasure from 9 years in SL: clothes, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, hats, bags, umbrellas and watches …. the lot.

Now when I make up an outfit I need to go shopping.

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My shopping trip took me to old haunts (Zaara) and to new ones [VERSOV] – to collect DEMOS!

I love this outfit – it reminds me of some looks from the recent Spring 2017 Ready to Wear Fashion shows. I love the contrasting colors, textures, styles, the meticulous design details, the glam hairdos and sheer craziness of it all.

OUTFIT:

dress: Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress – Sienna.Maitreya,  by Fashionboi Landar

shoes: [VERSOV] CHUNKYOV Heels_(MAITREYA) GLOSSY_BLUETRIC, by Versov

bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R)*indigo*, by Zaara Kohime

hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Lioncourt hair – [XXS] – Basics, by M4ri1yn Magic

nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish (Maitreya) HUD, by Zozicon

makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

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CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Bento mesh head

 

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#81 The last of the evening sun

I’m not one of those people who wakes up and thinks, ‘Bring on the day!’ I have to have about 7 pints of coffee before I’m even remotely awake. But I love the golden hour in the evening, as hokey as that sounds. Just as the sun is about to set and you get those lovely shadows and everything looks gold and yellow.    Stacy London

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It is wonderful to lean back against the warm bricks in the evening sun soaking in the soft healing ambiance.

In Second Life wonderful poses help express the feeling – these poses from  – IE Wall to Wall V1 & V2, by Kay Weston – from the recent Alchemy event – are now instore at Image Essentials

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Outfit 1-
hair: NO.MATCH_NO.MEANING. by Viking – On9
top: Mimikri – Paillettes Top / Luna duck egg _FM_Maitreya, by Mimikri Kit – Cosmopolitan Events & Shopping
shorts: Mimikri – Leather Hot Pants / Luna duck egg _FM_Maitreya
shoes: JamBee > Shoes > Xiuying Dragon Wedges > Maitreya, by JamBee – On9
Outfit 2 –
hair: tram517 / amber & cork, by moca Lour – HAIR FAIR 2016
top: -tres blah- Ken Kimono (Maitreya), by Julliette Westerburg for Luxe Box, July
jeans: erratic / swift – jeans / white (maitreya), Erratic Rain – Collab88 July
shoes: REIGN.- STACEY WEDGES- MAITREYA, by Kenadee Cole – Luxe Box, July

Outfit 3-
hair: MINA Hair – Pippa – Light Blonde, by Mina Nakamura – HAIR FAIR 2016
top: (fd) Sweet Flowy Tank – Mint LARA, by Toast bard – Collab88 July
pants: (fd) Vintage Thrifted Pants – Navy LARA, by Toast bard – Collab88 July
shoes: Pure Poison – Arya Sandals – Maitreya, by Shaleene Kenin – Kustom9

Under it all-
makeup: Veechi – Luster Glam Shadow [honey], by Aubrey Snoodle for Collab88 July
Blacklace Beauty Kismet Lips Pastel Sugar, by Gemini Galatea
Arte – Blush – Pink, by Miriam Lemondrop
nails: [ZOZ] Beachy Solids Polish, by Zozicon
skin: *League* Skin Erin Fair Natural Blonde, & *League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus
eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia
eyelashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5, with hands and feet, by Onyx LeShelle

#74 Prom Night

‘Cause someday when you’re looking back on your life
At the memories, this is gonna be one of those nights                                                                             – Tim McGraw

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Looking back – it’s the photographs we treasure; letting us remember the details – the hours spent dreaming, planning and preparing.

Kay Weston of IMAGE ESSENTIALS has made this great set of pose props to catch our Second Life memories. IE Prom Night Set 1 (featured here) has a silky backdrop with flower lights that really does remind me of Prom Night photo booths set up to catch groups and couples.

There are 4 poses built in (click to sit on the flower urns) and this is the easiest prop to use  – giving each person a menu with the option to adjust positions.

This would easily double as a sweet set for engagement or wedding photos.

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Memory’s OUTFIT:

gown: [Loovus] Isila Gown – Limpet Shell (Maitreya), by Vikeejeah Xevion

ACCESSORIES:

jewels: POMPOSITY – Diamond Stud Earrings & POMPOSITY – Empire Diamond Bracelet, by Bugsy Hansome
RYCA Tiara Glam Platinum, by Ryca Doobie
BODY:

hair: .:EMO-tions:. * LOTTE * with * LOTTE * flowers -colorful pastel option, by Mirja Mills

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde and *League* Erin Freckles Tattoo -Pale/Fair, by Nena Janus

eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity, by Ikon Innovia

makeup: Blacklace Beauty Kismet Lips Pastel Sugar, by Gemini Galatea
{MUA} Eyeliner – All the Ways – Pack 2 – 2, by Shanty Bookmite
Mock Blush- Stilleto, by Mocksoup Graves

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower (add), by Freya Olivieri

nails: -{ZOZ}- Spring Azaria Gold Polish (Maitreya), by Zozicon

Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, plus Feet and Hands, by Onyx LeShelle

POSES: IE Prom Night 1, by Kay Weston
FROZEN – Face Poses, by Weronika Pobieski
Kohn’s OUTFIT:

Suit: *MLC* Formal Outfit Long Jacket Gold: by Mohna Lisa Couture
ACCESSORIES:

shoes: Wicca’s Wardrobe – William Shoes, by Wicca Merlin

jewels: Memory/Kohn .:L&B:. Mens “Lovers” Silver Necklace, by Lotus Bastchild

BODY:

hair: NO.MATCH_NO.PAST B ., by viking

skin: -Belleza- Jonas tan, by Tricky Boucher

eyes: (*> Bower Bird <*) Masterpiece Eyes – PICASSO, by Charm McAndrews

body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.3, by Siddean Munro

#27 A slither of silk

There is no feeling quite like slipping into a slither of silk … so I was thrilled with Harry Hyx’s silk slip dress from Collabor88 October.

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Later I joined friends at the Bara.:CUDA:. for a trippy time dancing on the discs

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outfit: ISON – silk slip dress, by Harry Hyx for Collabor88 October

boots: Baiastice Helsinki Boots Leather-Purple, by Sissy Pessoa for Collabor88 October

jewels: MG – Necklace- Mabon Night Flower – short, (comes with a 9 flower colors/2 metals change menu) by maxi Gossamer for Collabor88 October

hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Winnie hair, by M4ri1yn Magic for Collabor88 October

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde, by Nena Janus

makeup: Kyxe Blushed Berry Gloss, by October Bouvier

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash, Upper & Lower – with color HUD, by Freya Olivieri

nails: -{ZOZ}- Just Dark Metals Polish – Slink, by Zoz Icon

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual, by Siddean Munro

poses: {NanTra} Bombshell Pose Pack, by Tracy Redangel

#20 Dance the evening away

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Secret Store – Kiara Romper – Milk – with HUD controlled Belt, by Maylee Oh for Collabor88 July

Exile::Blown Away, by Kavar Cleanslate from The Hair Fair 2014

1992 // Briant Pumps (Brown), by Grant Valeska

Slink AvEnhance Hands Elegant 1 and Feet Mid, by Siddean Munro

{NanTra} poses by Nancoix Urquan

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*League* Skin Erin Pale Aurora Blonde + Freckles Tattoo + Classic Wing Eyeliner1 tattoo, by Nena Janus

 

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-{ZOZ}- Sunny Summer Polish – Slink Huds, by Zozicon from the Cosmetics Fair Beach Party

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#10 FashionArt – a dream

When people plan events in Second Life it helps to have a dream – and when I wandered about the shops, reading the quotes on the walls and considering the ‘exclusive’ items that our amazing creators made for the event, I could see that creative dreaming is thriving!

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I fell in love with this ‘dress’ (sYs) MURAGAMI dress – Kawaii Yellow – by Syane Ciss – it reminds me of the work of Erte – shape, textures, engineering, glamour! The dress comes with an underlayer of net and a necktie matching the centre panel of the dress – but I have teamed it instead with treasures from my inventory – a shirt layer from LBD – by LeeZu Baxter; hair by Tabata Jewell; headwear by Chirzaka Vlodovic of LODE and more. A couple of new finds are the amazing nails for Slink hands from -(ZOZ)- and the 22769 necklace from L’accessoires.

I set it all up- took this snap – then FORGOT TO POST IT!

NOTE TO SELF – Post about events before they are finished!


OUTFIT:

(sYs) MURAGAMI dress – Kawaii Yellow – by Syane Ciss
LBD SinSin Top (shirt layer) – by LeeZu Baxter
*LODE* Headwear – Kenoki [beige] – by Chirzaka Vlodovic
Pure Poison – Alexandra Heels – Black  – by Shaleene Kenin
22769 ~ [accessories] Circles Necklace Banana Gold – by Paco Pooley for L’accessoires
Vanity Hair: Lali- Nova Black – by Tabata jewell
!Shellac – Blush Bronze – by Bobkatt
Madrid Solo – Eyes & Lips – Seductress Golden Eye Cosmetic – by Madrid Solo
Madrid Solo – Eyes & Lips – Seductress Bronze lip Color – by Madrid Solo
-(ZOZ)- Elegant Black II polish – Slink Fingernail and Toenail Huds by Zozicon for FashionArt
*League* Skin Erin Pale Steel Brunette by Nena janus
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed, and Female High feet –  by Siddean Munro