Cotton Candy

Hello Readers!

Gosh it has been a while.  December does that to me, and this time both SL and RL were keeping me on the go!  I am back now though and just in time to share a couple brand new releases with you!

I have loved Dead Dollz since I first saw it at AVENUE’s Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2013.  I used the gown I bought there as the base for my flamenco look which was shot by the wonderful Pam Astonia.  I coupled it with the top of yet another wonderful Dead Dollz gown and some Donna Flora.  I joined the Dead Dollz VIP group on sight and soon got a group gift, which I styled and shot as well.  I was thrilled to be a part of the 2Lei event that raised money to combat violence against women and made a rather large donation getting a one of a kind Dead Dollz gown. Sadly I haven’t had a chance to style it for a blog post, but you can see it here in one of Kiddo’s Flickr shots.  I had been planning on applying as a blogger with Dead Dollz and had gotten to talking to Kiddo at the auction and she added me!  I was thrilled!  So here is my first post as an official Dead Dollz blogger!  Thank you Kiddo! ❤

7DS_DD_frontThis fun gown is called “CottonCandy.”  I was inspired by it immediately and got out my HopScotch pose and prop set called “Candy Fluff” which Chandni had created for the Candy Fair that wasn’t long ago.  Kiddo created this gown for a Christmas event called The Wonka Event created by her good friend Katiuscia Vollmar, owner of K.V Dream Fashion Agency. The event consists of a Wonka themed store in which each designer will be selling an exclusive Willy Wonka related item, the Wonka Hunt, and the Wonka Fashion Show.  She created “CottonCandy” as her exclusive contribution to the fashion show that will take place on December 19th at 1.00 PM SLT. All the creations on the catwalk will be sold with a special 50% discount for the duration of the event only. They will then be available in main stores at regular prices. Here is your ride to the show!

7DS_DD_closeAs we take a closer look I have on a lovely new release from 7 Deadly S{k}ins called “Magdalena.”  To add to the look I have on hair by Exile called “Bad Reputation Natural Fusion 2” and jewelry by Cae called “Synergy” available at the Accessories Fair.

7DS_DD_backI had to continue the fun with this look by showing you the back of this gown…and drop my cotton candy in the process!  I love the fun Chandni puts into her poses!  I am on location at The Arcade as I was there recently after the crowds had dissipated and was amazed to see the sim in person as opposed to camming the machines from the galley. -laughs-

Oh and I have on a new shape for a special project I am involved in.  I will be using it when blogging for 7 Deadly S{k}ins.  I love how this shape and Izara’s work comes together. Because I am silly, I have named this alter ego “Silvia.” -chuckles-  I will be introducing you to yet another very special alter ego tomorrow!  Yay!

Thank you for reading!  As always, please visit my SLurls page for your shopping needs!


“You are sweetness and light. Human cotton candy.”
― Myra McEntire, Timepiece

Berry’s Winter Meme

Hello Readers!

It has been far too long since I did one of Berry’s Memes.  There are a few reasons for that. One I am very critical of my photo skills as they are not always the greatest, two I am not sure I always have something worth adding to the meme conversation, and three I have a wonderful collection of designers I blog for and they keep me plenty busy when RL isn’t already making that so!

Berry made a comment on her blog about people being glad she post memes.  I am not always the most vocal when it comes to posting comments, but I really do value the memes (not to mention HER ENTIRE BLOG) too even though I don’t do them all.  I like the way they make us think and the thoughtful posts they get from her readers.  Maybe during my winter break I can catch up on some.  Until then here goes Berry’s Winter Meme!

Meme Instructions: Take a wintery picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I live in Southern California, so much like Berry’s Florida, the temp here this time of year ranges from the 50s at the coldest and well up into the 80s.  The wide range of temps is probably why I was sick this week. *laughs* I rather enjoy the cloudy days and bits of rain we get this time of year as well as the overall chill in the air that mild California winters bring.
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – Big Bear.  We go to Big Bear every winter to ski, snowboard, and tube.  We do it more so for my son now, but being up in a cabin in Big Bear while it snows is just so magical.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Extreme? Nah.  I just do the usual as mentioned above.  I am not too keen on the injuries “extreme” behaviors can bring.
  4. What do you like most about this season? – The cool temperatures, clouds, and rain.  I love the summer because I get these wonderfully long breaks, but I HATE HEAT.  I have said to my family many times I live here because they brought me here and I have set down roots so I am kinda stuck here.  One day I will move out…likely to the Pacific Northwest.  I went to college there and loved it.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – We celebrate Christmas here, but more in the general family sort of way, not an overly religious one.  I enjoy the Thanksgiving/Christmas season for the way it brings family and friends together.

And for my wintery photo I will reuse my Face of Romance Couture entry taken by my lovely friend Nariko Okawa.  I loved styling this for many reasons, one of which is that I was fully embracing the feel of the season.  I don’t know what it is, but I am always a bit self conscious of my photos around Berry, though I am sure she doesn’t mean to make me feel that way. *chuckles*




“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell

Soy Boricua

Hello Readers!

I really enjoy styling challenges.  At times however I rather miss my own intrinsic sense of style, and I think I have to get better at always having a bit of it in my stylings when possible, just to stay true to myself.  One of the things I wanted to be sure to do when modeling in SL was to retain the Latina I am.  The dress from Charltina’s I am blogging today helped remind me of that with its curve hugging fit, bold texturing and sexy slit.  This dress also comes with a train and a hat, so there are certainly some options in making it all your own.

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| S T Y L E     C A R D |

Featured Item > [Charltina’s] African Heart and Soul dress

hair > ICONIC-MsStoneRemyGlam_Puff_Limited-EDITION

eyeshadow > Madrid Solo – Eye Dominance- Style 8

lipstick > Madrid Solo – Lips- Soft Kisses 7

jewelry > [Modern.Couture] – Delisiee Gold Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace and Ring (Shoetopia Gacha)

shoes > [Gos] Isabella Sandal – Gold

poses > Kirin (Maylee, Mia, and Nuria)

location > Musiclandia

Thank you for reading.  Be sure to visit my SLurls page for your shopping needs.


“I am not african.
Africa is in me, but I cannot return.
I am not taina.
Taino is in me, but there is no way back.
I am european.
Europe lives in me, but I have no home there.

I am new. History made me. My first language is Spanglish.
I was born at the crossroads
and I am whole.”
― Aurora Levins Morales