Celebrations!

I am thrilled that two designers have accepted me as a blogger for them as I set out on this new adventure!  Thank you Marshmallows and {MUA}! To honor them I did a lil shopping and put together a look featuring them both.

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Hair: >TRUTH< Juliana – espresso
MakeUp: {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Guess – Full Set
Shirt: :: Marshmallows :: PP T-Shirt- Female
Pants: :: Marshmallows :: Skinny Cuffed Jeans – Blue
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change
Watch: [ glow ] studio Its too late Watch GIFT (mix)
Cuff: Baiastice_Triple Piramid Studs Leather Cuff-wine- (The Arcade – June ’13)
Shoes: [LIV-Glam]*WINTER-2012*-[PRIISMA] Glam Sneakers
Pose: Kirin – Nuria Pose 4 (Collabor88)

I am a fan of funky and this shirt really jumped out at me for it’s bright colors.  I also tend to collect things with skulls/skeletons on them because of my personal fashion statement “Barrio Chic.”  For me the skulls and skeletons represent Dia de Los Muertos, and I enjoy bringing in a bit of that sabor (flavor) to my stylings whenever I can.

The meshwork of the jeans and the tee is done nicely.  They compliment each other very well and there were no colliding mesh bits.  Don’t you hate when that happens? I know I do!  I love that the pants stopped high enough as to give my sneakers room to be seen.

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MakeUp: {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Guess – Full Set

The vibrancy of the make up went right along with the fun and funky flavor I was striving for with the clothes from Marshmallows. The make up comes in lip only, eye only and full.  I always appreciate those considerations so that mixing and matching is possible.

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Bandana Fair (aka Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013 is one of those MUST DO fashion events, and I had fully planned on attending.  I am only just getting started as an fashion blogger, so there were no advanced copies of any hair for me.  I don’t particularly enjoy fighting lag to shop, so I am one of those people who waits for the mad rush to die down so my avatar won’t be trampled by the stampede of fashionistas who must be the first to have the newest item.  I have seen a few posts from other bloggers about Hair Fair, and in particular about the bandanas made by them and sold for the benefit of Wigs for Kids.

It was the witty and creative post by Harper Beresford (click here for her post) that stopped me dead in my virtual tracks and got me to go to Hair Fair that very moment. I only crashed three times while I was there! 😉  But seriously, there is much to see there and many great hair designs.  I hunted first for the bandana room and once I found it I was impressed with the variety and creativity of those who created them. I spent the bulk of my time in that one room which is why the Hair Fair quickly became the Bandana Fair for me.  I didn’t buy them all, but I bought the ones that jumped out at me and thought I would spotlight them here.

Of course I sought out Harper’s first and was thrilled to find it.  I love the bright texture used in making it as well as the flower accent.

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Roseanne Rosanna Bandana by Harper Beresford

Next I HAD to have all the cute lil animal bandanas by . a i s l i n g .  I spent so much time deliberating on which one I wanted that I just bought them all. It is for a good cause so why not??

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. a i s l i n g . Bandana Day /Hyena/
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. a i s l i n g . Bandana Day /Wolf/
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. a i s l i n g . Bandana Day /Fox/
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. a i s l i n g . Bandana Day /Unicorn/

There was another cute animal bandana that I had to have. This one was by .blush.

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.blush.! Buttons The Cat Bandana by Athena Loring

Then there were the rather elegant ones.

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!Ohmai: Hair Fair 2013 Bandana by Anya Ohmai
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Bandana Day 2013 {Zaara} jeweled *black*
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Bandana Day 2013 {Zaara} jeweled *white*

And finally there were some that I picked up because I really enjoyed the texture on them.

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SLuper Girls Bandana #2

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W. Winx – Gingko Rum Pink Bandana [Hair Fair 2013]
So in the end Hair Fair was Bandana Fair for me.  I did make my rounds and pick up many hair demos.  I plan on going back to pick a few of those new hairs up. As for my new collection of bandanas, I figure some may come in handy for costuming, and others as an accessory to aid me in my styling.  Either way I am happy to own some quality new additions to my accessory collection that go to support a great cause.

Berry’s Intriguing Question Meme

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your post. Delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a comment in this post!

  1. How do you deal with criticism? I deal with it well for the most part.  There is always a small part of me that will be hurt by it, but the larger part of me gets the big picture.  I am not perfect, nor do I claim to be and I welcome constructive feedback on my work in RL and SL.  A lot of unsolicited criticism would not be good, but some here and there from people I know and trust is not hard for me to take at all.
  2. What’s the most infuriating thing other SL residents do? Insult others.  I agree with Berry’s thoughts here.  It is wise to keep in mind that behind every avatar is a person with real feelings.
  3. Which SL resident would you most like to have lunch with and why? Oh goodness, I could think of a few, but I won’t name names.
  4. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration? There is one in particular, but that person deserves no attention or comment.
  5. What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you? Can’t think of anything really.  I tend to be interested in many things and go from one thing to the next.  Maybe I move too fast for anyone to ruin things for me. 😉
  6. What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about? *laughs* No comment 😉
  7. What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you? “Beast” And no I am not sharing the story behind that. 😉
  8. Have you ever fallen in love with another SL resident? No Comment 🙂
  9. Describe a time/event in your slife that you’re nostalgic for. I find I always long for the times when my roleplay stories were the richest.  I recognize every story has to come to and end, but I still find myself thinking about the highlights of those stories.
  10. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you? I don’t really want anyone to do anything for me besides enjoying my company.
    Hair: >TRUTH< Rebel w/Roots - elvira Eyeshadow: Essences - Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 06 Lipstick: [mock] L'eau Castro Lip 2 Gloss [lip only] Dress: Legal Insanity - Faye loose dress kitty  Cuffs: Maubray // Ari Studded Silver Cuff.white glass beads Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change
    Hair: >TRUTH< Rebel w/Roots – elvira
    Eyeshadow: Essences – Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 06
    Lipstick: [mock] L’eau Castro Lip 2 Gloss [lip only]
    Dress: Legal Insanity – Faye loose dress kitty
    Cuffs: Maubray // Ari Studded Silver Cuff.white glass beads
    Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change

After the Show

Today was a big day for me in SL…my graduation from AVENUE Models Academy.  I made it through the event without a single hiccup or crash and for that I am relieved.  Some of my classmates were not so fortunate and I commend their strength and perseverance in pushing through such difficult obstacles.

I find myself exhausted, overjoyed, and reflective. This event really was the culmination of a special journey for me. After the show and the partying I come back to my lil corner of SL and I am just Silly.  I look at the lil desk I set up for myself excitedly when I was hired by AVENUE as a writer a year ago this month and smile.  I haven’t had much time to sit at it these last few months, finding myself on a pose stand styling, rather than parking my avi at my lil desk while I write about my latest assignment.  So I sat myself at it today and I felt rather…silly…for the emotion that came up from that simple act.  My SL has been so enhanced by being a part of the AVENUE family. I can’t help but think back on all the memories and smile, grateful for each one.

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Me at my desk a year ago as a new AVENUE writer.
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Me at my desk a year later…AVENUE Writer and Graduate

The majority of my nearly six years in SL was spent in roleplay in various genres.  SL has always been full of opportunities to me, and I never quite get it when someone leaves SL because they are bored.  I never question or judge, I live by “to each their own.”  So to those who have left I respect their choice, wish them well, and continue on with my SL.  When RP wasn’t enough for me anymore I sought a new adventure.  I had this crazy idea that perhaps I could write for an SL magazine, that through their assignments I could see more of SL than I could have found on my own.  I had never been much of an SL magazine reader, but I set out trying to find some that looked reputable.  In then end I applied to only two.  One attempted to interview me right off, but due to various miscommunications that did not work out.  I heard nothing from the other for quite some time and figured my idea wasn’t really a good one and focused on RP again.

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A new hire thrilled to be an AVENUE Writer
I remember the day I saw the offline from Xandrah about an interview for AVENUE.  I was thrilled and logged in immediately hoping to catch her.  I did and we hit it off, and after a long and enjoyable IM conversation I was hired.  I was put to work right away and was so excited.  I hadn’t had a job in SL for ages.  Last real SL job I recalled was in my early years as a hostess at a jazz club. As I began to work for AVENUE it was clear it was a quality operation and nothing like I had seen in SL before.  I figured I would be the quirky lil (and yes I mean lil, I am sure you know how tall models can be) writer for the fancy fashion magazine.  I had no fashion experience at all and was happy to write about non-fashion things.  I also figured I would not really get to know the other staff very well just because I wasn’t a model and I was new.  I was really surprised how welcoming the staff truly was.  I had been to a modeling agency’s info day in SL years ago and found the people there rather haughty, and that stuck with me.  I was glad AVENUE helped me to see that isn’t the mentality of everyone in SL modeling.

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Me at AVENUE Info Day #1

I was thrilled to be welcomed personally by Rusch and to work with the wonderful photographers and editors I have in my year with AVENUE. I had long given up my dream to be an SL model, but Xandrah often encouraged me to apply to the academy.  At first I thought she was just trying to be friendly, but as it came up more often I realized she was serious.  I had to really think about that as I knew AVENUE Models Academy was serious business.  So the moment came when I could apply. I hesitated at first, but decided to go for it, I am so glad I did.  Seashell, Kryptonia and Vikee were amazing instructors.  The assignments we were given were thought provoking and challenging, and I learned the entire time. This is huge for me as I LOVE education and learning.  When it is done right in SL I can tell, and the AVENUE classes were certainly done right.  I sincerely enjoyed my classmates and the flavor they brought to our lessons, as well as socializing outside of class.  I had no idea I would make new friends as well through the process.

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Me at AVENUE Info Day #2

So I have gone from being Silly, the avatar I made as an after thought, to Silly the writer, to Prisilla S. Avro the AVENUE Models Academy Graduate.  Not to forget the Liv-Glam June Glam Girls Finalist…something I would not have been able to achieve without AVENUE.  The journey has been amazing and humbling.  I had no idea an experience this rich was mine for the taking.  I am extremely grateful to those in my SL who have loved and supported me in all the things I do…Collin, Liat, Xandrah, Lark…without your constant love and encouragement, this amazing adventure would have been very difficult.

Dress and glasses by Legal Insanity
~ Goldie Dress Retro Spring Rubine ~
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lola Mesh Hair – Royal
Glasses: Legal Insanity – Superstar Aviators summer gold – girls ed.
Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Mauve Lip Creme(Lipcolor only)
Earrings: Earring – Pearl Daisies – Pink Pearl 3 – GOLD –
Ring R: EarthStones Johanna Ring – Malachite Aventurine
Ring L: Flower Ring – Pink Pearls – Gold – L
Dress: Legal Insanity – Goldie dress – retro spring – rubine
Shoes: VG BOHO SANDALS ROSE

Glasses, Corset, and Skirt by Legal Insanity
~ Vivi Skirt (UK) with Bustier ~
Hair: [LeLutka]-CANTO hair – Jessica
Glasses: Legal Insanity – Sheldon sunglasses – funky – guys ed.
Lipstick: [mock] L’eau Lip Gloss [Russian Red] [Pia]
Collar: DN Mesh: Eve Collar
Bustier: Legal Insanity – Ainsley bustier suede petroil
Bracelets: ILLMATIC :: Lena Pendant Bracelet – Platinum
Ring R: RO – Duality Black
Ring L: MG – Ring – Skull – FleurDeLis – METALS
Clutch: RO – Union Jacked Clutch
Skirt: ..:: Legal Insanity ::.. Vivi skirt – Union Jack
Tights: erratic / fishnet wide – full / blue
Boots: [Gos] Triumph Boots V2 – Fem – Red
Hat, Mini Dress, and Jeans by Legal Insanity
~ Noelle Dress Boho Orange, Taylor Skinny Jeans Light Blue ~
Hat: Legal Insanity – Jones cowboy hat skulls girls ed.
Hair: [LeLutka]-BLAKE hair – BournvilleFade
Eyeshadow: Essences – Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 01
Lipstick: [mock] Bella Vetro Gloss [Toast] [Lip 2]
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Raisa – GOLD
Top: Legal Insanity – noelle short dress boho orange
Cuffs: Kari – Key Cuff – Brown
Jeans: Legal Insanity – taylor skinny jeans light blue
Boots: *League* Dhara Boots -Bone
Dress by Legal Insanity
~ Grace Dress – Tiger ~
Hair: >TRUTH< Siri w/Roots – espresso
Eyeshadow: Essences Eyeshadow 02 *dark*
Lipstick: [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2]
Earrings: **RE** LUX Krista – Earrings
Necklace: House of Rain . Deliverance . Black cord
Dress: Legal Insanity – Grace dress tiger
Bracelets: BANGLE LEATHER CC GOLD
Ring R: RO – Penitent Gold
Ring L: RO – Death Valley HDR
Nails: Candy Nail #P000 Basic Prim Nails Monotone09
Clutch: (O&N) Studs Purse CC (Browns)
Shoes: – Shoes Helena – 12colors / REDGRAVE

Still Summer

I was recently invited to a rez day beach party and was glad to get to wear my Liv-Glam K Collection Vanessa Bikini!

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Hair: >TRUTH< Kiki w/Roots – espresso
Lipstick: [mock]Lucir LipColor Venom [lip 2]
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Luna Peace -Short
Bikini: [LG] K-Collection (Spring 13)Vanessa Bikini Slip SP
Bracelets: ILLMATIC :: Lena Pendant Bracelet – Platinum
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change
Shoes: *GA* Shoes Chloe Anklet Shiny Metal

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Feeling Funky

I have been working a lot on my AVENUE Graduation Show looks so once I had finished styling and posing those, I rewarded myself with some funky styling of my own, featuring Liv-Glam of course!

 

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Hair: >TRUTH< Soleil w/Roots – mahogany
Glasses: [CT] Cat Glasses – White (June 2013 Arcade)
Earrings: MG – Earrings – Raisa – SILVER
Lipstick: [mock]Hypershine Lipcolor [lip 2] FreeSpeech Red
Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Chantalle Print Dress
Bracelet R: ILLMATIC :: Lena Pendant Bracelet – Platinum
Bracelet L: [ glow ] studio Zoo Bangle (panda silver)
Nails: Candy Nail #P000 Basic Prim Nails Red07
Shoes: – Shoes Helena – 12colors / REDGRAVE

Summer Snapshot

So I am back with more SL snapshots of looks I enjoy.  Being that it is summer and very hot in my area typically I wanted to go with a cool look to beat the heat.  Since I am a GLAM GIRL I had to gow ith Liv-Glam of course.  Though the dress I chose was from their spring collection, I felt it worked for the summer as well.

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Hair: [LeLutka]-SCARLET hair – BournvilleFade
Eyeshadow: Essences – Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 04
Lipstick: [mock] L’eau Lip Gloss [Russian Red] [Veronique]
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Aphrodite’s Dream – Short – GOLD
Dress: [LIV Glam] Boutique-Spring 2013-China Rose Dress
Bangles: A&Ana F.J. Passion Fruit Gold Bracelet
Nails: Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French 3color change
Shoes: {TARAshoes}Marilyn Strappy Platform Shoes Black

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Still no Photo Shop for me…Will have to watch some tutorials on that, but I was surprised I could get my old computer up to ultra.  I slid the slider and braced for a crash, but it hung in there so YAY! 😉