Happy Thanksgiving

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Hello Readers!

I know not all of you are in the United States like I am, but today is Thanksgiving and I wanted to wish all my American counterparts a very Happy Thanksgiving and let all of my readers know that I am thankful for each and every one of you!

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” [Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963]
— John F. Kennedy

Seven Years

Hello Readers!

Today, November 26, 2014, marks seven years for me in Second Life…and that is just on this avi! In reality I have been in SL just a lil over seven years if we go by my original avi, but Silly Avro wasn’t born much after her so it is all good! I have a feeling this post will be a long one…so consider yourself warned!

I dug back in my inventory and my earliest image of myself was 2009.  That is easily explained. Silly was not my primary avatar for many years.  I came to SL as an educator and used Silly to explore the grid anonymously as my original avatar was very clearly connected to the RL me.  She started out “the girl next door” for anyone who remembers that avatar from back in the day. She was a few things after that, but finally became the model I wanted to be back in May 2013.  I have made friends in SL before modeling, and was lucky to find Collin, Lark, Liat, and Geths…people who are still close to me today.  Through SL modeling however the amount of wonderful, creative, sincere, and amazing people I have gotten to meet and call friend has been exponential.

I think it is quite appropriate that Silly’s Rez Day is so close to Thanksgiving because I am certainly thankful for all those who have believed in me and supported me along the way. This blog post is dedicated to all of my friends and the designers who have believed in me, encouraged me, welcomed me into their ‘fashion armies’ ((Kiddo)) and blogger families, and have been patient with me when my blogging gets slow due to RL or Miss Virtual World.

First, I am thankful to my SL mom Discovering Destiny (aka Lark) for being one of my oldest friends on the grid. She has known me across all my avatars, in role play and out. She is am amazing woman and has an amazing store.  With as busy as I have been with Miss Virtual World, my blogging has slowed temporarily but I wanted to be sure to take a moment to highlight the most recent work of the friends I blog for.

*All the photos used are the creations and property of the designers.

_OAL_ Arden ~ Chocolate

Lark makes so many colors of her lovely outfits I recommend buying a few and mixing it up.  I did with chocolate and cream and really enjoyed the result. I hope to be able to photograph it soon!

Arden by On A Lark

_OAL_ Arden ~ Cream

Legal Insanity was the sponsor of my graduation from AVENUE Models Academy back in July 2013 and the first to take me on as a blogger. I love the many looks of this brand. Working with Trip and Manon has been a treat.

LI Slim

Kim Slim Baggy Pants by Legal Insanity

LI Autumn

Autumn Flaired Pants by Legal Insanity (@ The Showroom)
I just learned there will be Black Friday Sale starting tomorrow!  Click here for the details!

DD Margery

Kiddo is one of my very favorite dress makers. I remember when she honored me with an invite to her blogger group. It was a year ago at the 2Lei event. 2Lei 2014 is going on now through the 30th.

The above dress is called Margaery and is available at We <3 RP.

DD Pola

The above dress is Pola made special for The Attic, going on now.

I love how each designer I blog for has a special place in my memory and experience. Artizana is no different. I had the pleasure of meeting Dainie Fraina as a part of Colour of Couture.  I was thrilled to be named the winner of a challenge we had in honor of her brand and have enjoyed the friendship that has developed since.  She has asked me a few times to be on vendors for her and I am always flattered and thrilled by that. Shoots with her are always so much fun!  Below is the most recent time she asked me to be on a vendor, and she asked for male Silly as well!  I love being able to offer that to designers and blog both male and female fashions.

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dryden

Dainie has a sparkly new store up too!  You should pay her a visit, you won’t be disappointed!

Artizana New Store

Here is her latest:

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KaTink has been a long time favorite of mine, and I am sure they are for many bloggers. I was thrilled when Marit asked me to join her blogger team and am always looking forward to the next blogger kit…chock full of cool new backgrounds, poses, or props!

KaTink At Last

KaTink Winter Set

MOLiCHiNO…what a brand. Another I enjoy of course! I was thrilled when my good friend Linda Reddevil invited me to join the blogger team!

Molichino

Now I don’t know if I am supposed to give away who is designing for me for the final phases of Miss Virtual World, but I am about to! I met Lyrical Bizarre as a part of the 2013 2Lei event as well. I was honored to model a one of a kind gown for her, sold at auction. It was a new experience for me, and introduced me to a wonderful new friend.

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Another friend whose support in Miss Virtual World has been amazing is the uber talented Wicca Merlin!  She has been a model I have enjoyed watching and learning from. I was thrilled to be asked to blog for her and she often gives Geths and I a reason to “fashion” together which I enjoy very much. I cannot thank Lyrical and Wicca enough for their support and efforts on my behalf through the closing phases of Miss Virtual World 2015.

Above: Callico by !Lyrical B!zarre Templates! for Sneek Peek

Below: Lunatica by Wicca’s Wardrobe for The Fantasy Collective

Wicca's Wardrobe

LUSH by CoCo is a designer I enjoy for their bold and sexy designs and I have enjoyed being a part of their blogger team very much.

LBC

ND Wingback Jumpsuit available at Sneek Peek for L$200.

Sundaara

Sexy Sundaara! I love that she is doing items for mesh bodies!  The above is for the Physique and I LOVE IT. Can’t wait to put that on and shoot something smexy! Zaara and I know each other from our work as management for SCALA. I love her take on things and she has been a wonderful sounding board for all things MVW.

LUNA

Lua Vendetta has recently opened LUNA Body Art and I love her nails!  “Nature” is her recent release, stop by her place and pick it up!

Madrid

Last but not least, we have the very talented Madrid Solo. I have been enchanted by her work since I was told about her as a new model. I swear I must own everything she has in her store (or very nearly all of it) and when Spirit put on Facebook that Madrid was looking for bloggers I had to apply. I was thrilled to make the cut!  Above is one of her latest designs, “Grace.”

Thank you for making it all the way through my rather long post. I just had to reflect on my Rez Day and show my appreciation to all the designers and friends who have supported and encouraged me along the way!

On a Silly closing note I have to say that this post has felt a bit like “Silly’s Favorite Things”…you know kinda like Oprah does… *chuckles*

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
— Oprah Winfrey

 

The Raven’s Corazon

Hello Readers!

I was recently asked to blog this lovely dress from Fuzz Lennie who is designing from Zanze now. It is hud controlled and has multiple color options as well as that special Zanze sparkle feature I so enjoy. I of course had to couple it with another new release from Madrid Solo.

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|the details|
dress > Corazon by Fuzz Lennie for Zanze
makeup > Raven’s Rococo Full Set by Madrid Solo
hairbase > ILLMATIC :: Smoothed Baby Hairs – Noir
hair > *Dura-Girl*51(Black)
set > W.Winx & Flair – WinxBox – Between The Lines – Runway
poses > Posesion

Thank you for reading,
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“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”
— Lady Gaga

So Many Things

Hello Readers!

It has been some days again…and RL will do that to you as I am sure you all know so no excuses for me! I hate making excuses anyway, even if they are true.

The Dark

|the details|
hairbase > ILLMATIC :: Smoothed Baby Hairs – Noir
hair > Helenia by Calico
dress > Cosette Black Gown by Dead Dollz
necklace > lassitude & ennui Stacked pearls necklace white
ring > (Yummy) Modest Crown – Gold
nails > Tiny Footprints Exclusive Bows 2014 by LUNA Body Art
make up > London Liner by Madrid Solo (eyeliner and lips in black)
pose > Manifeste

I have been a fan of Kiddo Oh of Dead Dollz for a long time and it is a special treat to be a part of her “Fashion Army.” I recently learned she has been the victim of infringement (you can read about it on her blog). She has created a new variation of her Cosette gown to thwart the one infringing on her intellectual property and is selling it for L$1, so scoot on over to her shop and get one!

I was recently selected to be a blogger for Madrid Solo and I was thrilled! I have loved Madrid’s designs for a long time (as well as her work as a photographer) and it is so exciting to get to blog for her. In the image above I am wearing one of her newest releases “London Liner.” As always they come eyes or lips only so you can mix it up! I love that!

On a very different note, I am wearing one of two exclusive Slink nail polishes created by Lua Vendetta of LUNA Body Art for the Tiny Footprints event. This is the charity event of the reigning Miss Color of Couture Vera Venutzini and is meant to raise awareness and donations to the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep organization.

The mission of  NILMDTS is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. Since NILMDTS was founded, over 11,000 volunteers have been part of the network.  NILMDTS reaches every state in the United States and has been or is present in 40 countries worldwide.  NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant.  We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy.

Please be sure to pay this very worthy cause a visit, happy shopping,  and thank you for reading!
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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Angel

Hello Readers!

Halloween is over so that means it is Christmas right?? Oh wait, there is Thanksgiving in there, but it feels like Christmas to me. After all the blood and gore of the Halloween season, I was refreshed to unpack a recent item from Lyrical B!zarre called White Angel.

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|the details|
outfit > White Angel by Lyrical B!zarre
hair > [INK] Hair___MARY ::Brown
hairbase > ILLMATIC :: Smoothed Baby Hairs – Chestnut
eyeliner > MONS / Makeups – Eyeshadow Stunning – white
makeup > +Nuuna+ Fen White
shoes > Remarkable Oblivion – Phalanx Wedges for Slink MED
accessories > {anc} cocktailbird/ bird:yellow:fly (x 2) @ the Fantasy Gacha Carnival
structure > {anc} cocktailbird / keeper’s hut 38Li [W8/D12/H4] RARE (@ Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
pose > Ophelie 3 by KaTink

Thank you for reading and happy shopping!
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“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Royal

Hello Readers!

Today I have the latest from Lush by Coco.

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|the details|
dress > LushByCoCo: Knicked Dress (ROYAL)
shoes > LushByCoCo: Shin (royal)
hat > Swallow -Vintage headpiece Gold
hair > +Spellbound+ Velvet // Ash Brown (TAG Gacha)
eyeshadow > La Malvada Mujer – Lucrezia #5
lips > Madrid Solo- Lips Only- The Nudes- (Larger) 2
pose > Atooly

Happy Shopping!
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“Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated”
― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

Nominated photographers

Originally posted on Photographer of the year award (Second Life):

Dear all,

Here are your photographers who managed to secure the minimum of 10 or more nominations as per stated in the rules nomination!

In no specific order.

1) Pam Astonia

2) Seashell Dench

3) Sabbian Paine

4) Wrennoir Cerise

5) Crista Wellens

6) Foxie Okelly

7) Stiletto Badenhall

8) Jackson Redstar

9) Marin Tigerpaw

The photographers above will have two weeks (minus weekends) to complete their competition project, to be due on the 13th of November 2014.

Title of their project is, “I will fight till my last dying breath”.

The project can be in the setting of any era. Be sure that the model used is ONLY the photographer and not anyone else. Models used who aren’t the photographers themselves will be disqualified!

Photo size needs to be (2048 x 1088). Once deadline, pictures are to be emailed to Dougie Boxen. Contact him in-world via note card for instructions…

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