Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sexy and Sweet, All Because I'm a VIP At Carrie's Lingerie - Carrie's Lingerie, -{ZOZ}- at Sneak Peek, Chop Zuey

Beauty from Carrie's Lingerie, the January VIP gift called Val just looks angelic and demure, yet naughty and playful at the same time. New shoes from -{ZOZ}- at Sneak Peek, and some more elegant pieces of jewelry from Chop Zuey.
I can't tell you how much I love the Chocolate Cosmos skin at October's 4Seasons. Since I nailed down a favorite, I've had so much fun photographing her, and this time was no different. Gorgeous. Art. Sexy. Fun!

* Carrie's Lingerie Val VIP January Gift
* -{ZOZ}- Roxie White From Sneak Peek
* Chop Zuey My Father's Heart Necklace

- Chop Zuey Moon Crystals Earrings
- October's 4Seasons Ocean Depth Sparkle Shadow
- October's 4Seasons Shine White Silver Shadow
- October's 4Seasons Kinetic Pink Rose Kiss
- Gaeline Mesh Lashes Illusia
- Truth Aida
- Vestige Creations Poses

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Where Did the Time Go? -- .:JUMO:. at Sneak Peek: Items Designed To Match From Head To Toe!

I'm truly surprised at the speed with which this year traveled. It's so cliche, to say pithy statements at times, "Hold on to them now; they'll be grown and gone before you know it." ~insert rolled eyes~ But when I was late teens and 20 something, I was sure I everything and those old sayings were for other people. My life would be different somehow. I'd cling to every good moment, savor it like one might cherish a hug, and keep them all together in my head and heart for the times I was alone or needful of such positive energy. Some of that worked, by the way, but it did not waylay the eventually echo-worthy comments that I now say to young people who probably roll their eyes at me as much as I did back then, and remind them to hold on to them now. They'll be grown and gone before you know it. Mine are, finally settled in their own adult worlds. As eager as I have been to get them both out of the house, stabilized on their own, and dependent on self, I've also missed them like crazy. I don't think the pendulum will swing to a happy medium on this topic any longer, so I will be one of those old people spouting wisdom, clinging to the warmth and hope of the day and reaching out long distance to family and friends as I do so.
.:JUMO:. went all out in creating their addition to this month's Sneak Peek event. The Khanna outfit comes with clothing and accessories designed for use from head to toe. Necklace and earrings have been styled to suit any of the colors from the Fat Pack. One piece I'm not wearing looks like a cross between fluttery sequins, feathers and fur that billow out away from the left hip. I think my height makes it more difficult at times to make that sort of accessory successful, but for the average female height in SL, you'll love this flurry of beauty that whispers when you walk. I chose to model the color Teal but there are an additional array of colors for you to choose from: Ruby, Royal, Lavender, Gold, Emerald, and Black. If you're looking for an extra special, extra easy way to prepare for a party, a celebratory outing, or any other reason you'd don a classy cocktail dress, the options from .:JUMO:. got you covered.
I paired Dark Brown hair from Salon de Glow, October's 4Seasons makeup, mesh lashes from Gaeline, ~ghee's Aluminum Tights and a set of nails from Silken Moon called Elmslight. This combination of items I already owned accessorized this overall stunning great look with pieces that enhanced its overall beauty.

* .:JUMO:. Khanna Outfit: Teal, Ruby, Royal, Lavender, Gold, Emerald, and Black

- Salon de GLOW Dark Brown
- October's 4Seasons Candy Midnight Eyeshadow
- October's Destiny Black Cherry Lips
- Gaeline Mesh Lashes Stella
- ~ghee Aluminum Tights
- Silken Moon Elmslight Nail Appliers

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Got a Ticket Out Of Dodge - Chop Zuey and the World Wildlife Fund, Zanze at Sneak Peek and Analog Dog

New and beautiful! I really liked the drop inseam balloon pants that came as part of the overall outfit Zanze has for Sneak Peek this month, the Agnes Harlem Dress. I've been looking for a way to get out of Dodge, or take a vacation from all the holiday hustle and bustle, and finally this week, I've had a couple of long winter's naps. The Britto Jetsetter Travel Bags came from Chop Zuey and there's just enough room in that stack of traveling cases for me to jet to Paris or Tokyo to check out what's new and in style for 2015!
I also used a combination of Chop Zuey pieces layered to make my own mixed metals look. The Einn set included a long chain. It was created for a MVW contestant several years ago now, wow time flies, and is one of my favorite necklaces because of its length. I also have on the new Sultaness necklace, the Midnight Express Mens Ring and The Razor's Edge Mens Bracelet. As you may have noticed, I make use of the items created for both men and women at Chop Zuey because they make for great combination pieces! I also have my last 'new' style from Analog Dog. I tagged the sale items, and this is the last one to share, Val.
Because financial choices are big for me, even when we talk about pennies on the dollar in Linden currency, when designers go the extra mile to share gifts, I hope that I'm always able to go the extra mile and thank them for that. I've shared most of what Chop Zuey and Ms. Belle gave away this season. I want to nudge each of you one more time to remember her campaign for the World Wildlife Fund. If you visit Chop Zuey, you can find a gorgeous set created for this year's 100% donation option, and you'll also find a donation kiosk, where you can donate directly.
Belle is one of those people who'd do anything for a friend and when she asks for support for anything, I want to rush out and solicit that support. I hope you'll make time between now and the end of the evening tomorrow night. (Reposing the Pure of Heart Dolphin. If you purchase this between now and midnight tomorrow night, 100% of the cost will be donated to WWF.)

* Chop Zuey Britto Jetsetter Travel Bags
* Chop Zuey Midnight Express Mens Ring
* Chop Zuey The Razor's Edge Mens Bracelet
* Chop Zuey Sultaness Necklace
* Zanze Agnes Harlem Dress from Sneak Peek
* Analog Dog Val

- Gaeline Mesh Lashes Felicia
- October's 4Seasons Glamour Ombre Delicate Lips
- October's 4Seasons Soulful Teal
- Chop Zuey Einn Necklace

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Ready For a Party - Kelini, !:Lybra:!, Analog Dog, ~ghee and Son!a

A new cocktail gown for party goers. It's that time of year, planning parties, watching fireworks, meeting old friends and making new friends. I met a new designer this week while I was looking into 'business' and loved the things she created and especially appreciated her support of the inaugural year of the Miss SL Organization's first pageant.
Eva K E L I N I - Haute Couture has this Diamond Cocktail dress out as a gift for new group members. I wanted to share one of her designs after I noticed several of the candidates from the first round auditions for Miss SL 2015 chose gowns by her as their basic look. I paired with it Lybra's Marella Fascinator adorning my hair, also new from Analog Dog - Tunnel Cake, and Lybra's Cerise Necklace Diamond.
I know it's unusual to pair boots with a cocktail look but it feels so me to do so. I love booooots... any time is a good time to pull out a pair. ~ghee created these for Fall14 as part of the fashion week earlier in the year. And somewhere along the way, not quite sure where or when, I acquired these earrings from Son!a, Silver Onyx. I'm ready for a party. I've only one thing missing, a date!

* Kelini Diamond Cocktail Dress
* Son!a Madie Earrings Silver Onyx
* !:Lybra:! Cerise Necklace Diamond
* !:Lybra:! Marella Fascinator
* Analog Dog Tunnel Cake

- KaTink Poses Karolina Set
- ~ghee Fall14 Couture Boots SLink High
- October's 4Seasons Destiny Black Cherry Lips
- October's 4Seasons Line Me Up 4
- October's 4Seasons Shine White Shimmer
- Maxi Gossamer Party Inverted Crown

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Monday, December 29, 2014

Fun In Swimwear, Even If It Is Winter - !:Lybra:!, Analog Dog, and Chop Zuey; Also Lindy from Designer Showcase

I roamed around Lybra late last night to see the new rooms, how it's being organized and what might be new or fun to share with you. I was (as usual) overwhelmed with the number of things I wanted to try on, to wear, and to style for you. This swimsuit caught my attention, mostly because I think of formal attire when I think of Lybra. If you're a member of Lybra's group, you can find this in the group member room. And if you're not a member, you should be!
I paired Jennifer, the suit that comes with the ability to color change the top, bottom and belt each with different tones, or the option to color change all three to the same tone. I went with these tones because this reddish tone suits my skin so well, and always makes me feel beee-ooo-tiful. Yellow remains one of the fierce colors of 2014 and though we're about to ring in a new year, one more sash in that bold electric yellow works just fine. New boots from Lindy are available at Designer Showcase. Thankfully, I caught the news of a sale at Analog Dog and found a plethora of new styles including this one called Pipe Dream. My Chop Zuey folder continues to carry an array of pieces thanks to the Advent calendar -ish Elf. I'm wearing the Labyrinth necklace and Magnum Mysterium earrings from the array of Chop Zuey gifties.
* !:Lybra:! Jennifer Swimsuit
* Lindy Charlton Black
* Chop Zuey Labyrinth Necklace
* Chop Zuey Magnum Mysterium
* Analog Dog Pipe Dream

 - October's 4Seasons Diva Golden Apple Shadow
- October's 4Seasons Soulful Copper
- Maxi Gossamer Party Swallow Wings Red/Black
- LOUX Sensual Lips #2
- Miamai Poses

 Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos
-- SLink Hands and Feet -
- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Sunday, December 28, 2014

All About the Contestants -- Sabra Style and Analog Dog

This afternoon was all about the contestants for the first Miss SL competition so I chose something deliberately casual, something I could imagine me wearing as I took photographs of famous people at a gathering in reality.
I thought I'd run into Kylie Sabra this afternoon during the auditions because of her closeness to those involved in the Miss SL Organization so I chose some of her items deliberately to whisper thanks in my own quiet way... (and she was there!)... Two photos show the completed look I wore to the event.

* Sabra Style Collette Sweater Gold
* Sabra Style Slacks Mocha Plaid
* Sabra Style Tawney in Red & Black Blouse
* Analog Dog Tootsie

- Hawker's House OhmEga Ladies Mesh Caterpillar Boots Nugget
- Purple Moon Delight Wood Bangles
- Gaeline Mesh Lashes Divina
- October's 4Seasons Soulful Yellow Eyeshadow
- October's 4Seasons Destiny Sunset Lips

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

First Miss SL Organization Life Audition

Miss SL Organization Hosted It's First Live Audition
Photos of entrants as well as others who made it all possible.
Addy Omena

Euridice Qork

Sarah Elisabeth Brenham

Eva Muse

JayJay Konstantin

Kim Rongyu

Leezah Kaddour


Marisa Vrataski

Memole Giha

Mio Linette

Miso Romano

Naar Rexen

Nayomi Gartner

Precise Frimon

Rehana Seljan
Sion Purple

Zaara Denimore

Trinity Aironaut


Vanessa Knoller

Yeriak Couturier

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Shinya Tandino
Diana Balhaus
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Taking Time To Relax, Chill Out and Recover From Family and the Holidays -- Immerschoen-Body Cult and Odelitte from Winter Market, Chop Zuey, October's 4Seasons and {{BSD Design Studio}}

I put together a very casual array of items this evening. It just felt like one of those nights after all the bright and beautiful and party-fun-terrific brilliance to embrace things that were simple. I loved the idea of a knit cap called Beanie Svenja (with hair already added!) for instance, because wearing one means one does very little to pretty-up the hair under it. Convenient, warm, cozy... and it's part of Immerschoen-Body Cult's pieces sold at the Winter Market. The Skinny Pants Tweed also come from them and are sold at the Winter Market as well. Odelitte created this oversized sweater in an Ombre blue tone for Winter Market. I then added a pair of boot-like shoes from BSD Design studio called Billionaire Baby, a new release and one of the unique designs that Chop Zuey so lovingly shared during the season of gifts that helped close out 2014 called the Mysterium Necklace. And finally, though I have settled on October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos as my 'default' skin tone, when new faces, special releases, gifts and the like come to October's 4Seasons, I'm excited to share, and this is Keiko with the Marigold Skin Tone and Brown Brows.

* {{BSD Design Studio}} Billionaire Baby Silver Black
* Odelitte Oversize Sweater from Winter Market Event
* Immerschoen-Body Cult Beanie Svenja Black Hair
* Immerschoen-Body Cult Skinny Pants Tweed Black
* Chop Zuey Mysterium Necklace
* October's 4Seasons Keiko Marigold Brown

- MG Wild Full Thick Lashes
- October's 4Seasons Tangerine Delight Lips
- .:Shellac Autumn Palette Nails
- Morphine Kazumi EyeShadow Fuel Liner

Standard Items:
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes
**Personal note in response to some questions I've received since posting my personal choice in skin tone at October's 4Seasons. I absolutely adore blogging, but it's only one of many ways I want to use the skills I've developed in time related to styling and modeling. Recently, I was invited to participate in a photo advertisement and had one of the pale skin tones on because it was the one I'd happened to style that day, and had not made a conscious choice regarding skin tone prior to that day. We got to see the 'copy' before the add was published, and I realized after the fact that a sea of pale tones dotted the advertisement, but the world I live in contains people of so many different skin tones, such beautiful creams and coffee colors, burnt rich russet and freckled, tanned and tones as dark as night, but in the experiences I'd had in fashion in Second Life, the vast array of tones seemed neutralized to a few basics. At least with the 14+ shades that October has created for October's 4Seasons, I had choices that were different than the median tone, and if I embraced one of those darker tones, it would add depth to the overall photo selections for advertisements, for displays, vendors, and blogs. So I wear Chocolate Cosmos; It's a touch darker than my tanned version of me in summers past, and about three shades darker than my lighter olive skin that stays with me through fall and winter. I really loved the special edition tone she created called Cinnamon but that one hasn't returned yet. If it ends up with a neutral or natural option down the road, I might switch to Cinnamon instead of Chocolate, but for the same reasons. Being a brown tone amidst a myriad of elegant ivories and peaces feels like it's harmonizing, making the overall picture complete for all of our worlds.

Let Me Look Into My Crystal Ball - Wertina from Winter Market, Analog Dog, Chop Zuey and Lindy

What does the new year bring for each of us? Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball. When my sons were young and they would ask me some question to which I had no way of knowing because it was either simply information I didn't know or associated with time we hadn't had yet, I would answer, "Let me look into my crystal ball." They grew to laugh at this retort and now they make similar comments if I ask them about time off from work or other details for holidays, in much the same manner I used the phrase in their youth.
Since I don't have one of those balls, but I do have a sixth sense about some things, I feel really positive going into 2015. I think I will have a grand-child, hopefully a grand-daughter, on the way before 2015 ends. No they haven't announced it yet, and its one of those ideas where they both say oh no, we're not ready for that yet (and they're not!!) but I still believe it will be happily on its way before the year 2015 comes to a close. I also believe it's going to be my healthiest year yet since 2004 when my world fell apart at the seams. I have some say in this, obviously, by eating well, doing things that are good for the body and so forth, but also I think other things are affecting me for the better and they're going to keep doing so.
In Second Life, I'm going to get more involved in the business behind the business of modeling. I've always enjoyed the fact that modeling in SL and probably off line too, there are a thousand jobs that must be done for every single 'face' that's out on the runway showing the clothes. I've only begun to explore and have embraced the chance to invest time and talent in several ways and will continue to find ways in 2015. I had thought at one point that I would move away from blogging, and I may yet do so one day but not yet. It's not time yet. I enjoy the connection I have with designers all over the grid and I'm not ready to yield that.

I have a new gown on from Wertina, an item made for the Winter Market Event. I think I'll be sharing Analog Dog hair until sometime next year after the killer sale they had this week! Lindy had an array of patent leather heels with the pointed toe sandal look. And it will certainly be a while to share with you all the beauty of Chop Zuey from the generosity of Belle Roussel.

* Wertina Evening Gown Navy from Winter Market Event
* Chop Zuey The Promised Morrow Set from Christmas' Generous Gifts
* Lindy Birget Black Patent Leather
* Analog Dog Mash

- .::LUNA::. Penumbra A/W 14 Nails
- Maxi Gossamer Party Swallow Wings Lashes
- Muse Poses and Di's Opera Poses

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos Skin Tone Laila Face
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Friday, December 26, 2014

Pressing Onward -- New From Analog Dog - New Gifts From Chop Zuey - New From October's 4Seasons

Onward and so forth... Christmas is one of those times of year that push and pull us in multiple directions and even in the best of moments, it can overwhelm us. I felt healthier this year than in many years past, and grateful for the extra bit of energy to get through the last little bit. Now it's done for a year and I'm ready to get on with what we call 'normal'.
Back to football, and bowl games and watching television through eyes that are 'just resting'. The last of Middle Earth came this season and it feels like an era passes. I don't know if it matters what we call normal or how we live day to day. In some ways, I hope I'm like the character Scrooge realizes he wants to be by the end of A Christmas Carol. I'll keep Christmas every day in my heart, do good to others, and make merry. I'll hope the same for you.
MAG created a selection of tops and minis to go together along with multiple styles of stockings/tights. I thought the grey with the rose patterned patches suited me perfectly. I love roses and though it's a little too cold for my roses to begin new Spring growth, that time will soon be here and meanwhile, I can find wonderlands like the one in the photos. Chop Zuey's gifts abound, and will until the end of the month. I'm wearing a combination of the men's items including Chakra Warrior Cuffs, the Crunchy Salamander (does that mean it's crunchy when bitten? ewww), and Razor's Edge Earrings. Also new is October's 4Seasons Keiko in Latte. This skin tone has a middle of the spectrum appeal that's suited for lots of different nationalities depending how you accessorize her. And I'm not sure if the creator at Analog Dog knew how amazing the deal was that she offered on Christmas Day but I could not pass up the opportunity for a few new FREE updos including this one called Chance. Thank you, Analog Dog!

* MAG Frill Dress Light Grey and Roses
* Chop Zuey Chakra Warrior Cuffs Bracelets
* Chop Zuey Crunchy Salamander Brooch
* Chop Zuey The Razor's Edge Earrings
* October's 4Seasons NEW Keiko Latte Black Brows
* Analog Dog Chance

- Liv-Glam Palladium Stud Boots
- October's 4Seasons Candy Ocean Eyeshadow
- October's 4Seasons Glamour Sunset Lips
- Gaeline Mesh Lashes Fantasia
- KaTink Chanel Poses

Standard Items:
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Quiet Hush Of Christmas Morning [FLRN] at Winter Market Event, BaoBa at The Couturier's Docks and New NOYA Gifts

I went late late last night to the party Mr. Marcus announced for those who didn't want to be alone at Christmas. It was far too late to find party goers but I did have the pleasure of marveling at the beautiful layout and decor of the club. I felt like a little girl tiptoeing around the house after the grown-ups had turned out the lights and tucked everyone in bed. It was beautiful.
I've only begun to know Mr. Lefevre... and the more I know of him and the more I know him, the more I realize how he's impacted others' lives. It's truly a treat and a blessing, something you couldn't wrap and tuck under a tree, but a gift nonetheless. Baoba created this adorable hat made of poinsettias and ornamentation called "Rudolf" for The Couturier's Docks.
The new sweat and mini skirt set, which I love love love for the details and quality of content is from [FLRN] and can be purchased at their Winter Event and NOYA sent out a set of gifties to loyal customers (in my opinion she does far too much but I'm grateful for those gifts) and this box included some snowflake type lashes. The party had ended, and the whole place silent as I stood between the gilded golden tree and the silver grand piano, and I still soaked in that spirit of the holidays. I hope yours is blessed, whatever your faith, wherever you are in this great wild world.

* [FLRN] Ava Sweater and Skirt
* BAOBA Rudolf from The Couturier's Docks
* NOYA Glam2 Eyelashes White Pearls
- PosESioN Irish Pose Set
- .:JUMO:. Riyadh Heels Red
- October's 4Seasons Pink Pearls Shine Shadow
- October's 4Seasons Seduction Gloss
- *~*Damesefly*~* Trinity

Standard Items:
-- October's 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos Skin Tone Laila Face
-- SLink Hands and Feet
-- KMADD Mesh Eyes