Southern California doesn’t get all that cold, but when it does it is lovely. Today as I blog this it is blustery, gray and cold…perfect bundling up kind of weather. It made me want to blog this wintery look I styled the other day.
hair | [elikatira] Teigen
earrings | (Yummy) Vice Hoops (gold)
dress | Bomshie Xoe Blood Orange Knit Dress With Jacket
boots | BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather
pose | DARE
location | The Grove
Happy 2016 to each of you! I know the time for happy new year tidings is passed, but I felt the need to say it given this is my first post of 2016. It is not often for me that a new year actually bring a lot of new with it, but 2016 is that year. I am on a new and exciting professional adventure in RL, one that demands a lot of my time. However, I still find a time and place for SL. It has become such a huge part of my life…for all the friendships I have made, the activities I enjoy, and the creative outlet it has demonstrated itself to be.
So I have a bit of fashion to share with you. Just a few things I have enjoyed wearing around the grid and felt FAB in:
hair | [elikatira] Stella
earrings | Kibitz Deluxe Earrings – Onyx (group gift)
jacket | Jeune by Rowne.Edie Fur Coat – Smoke
jumpsuit | Jeune by Rowne.Emeline Leather Jumpsuit – Oxblood
shoes | Azoury Alma Wedge Sandals – Dark
pose | Devlish Poses Runway Series 2-1
It has been quite some time! I few things have changed for me in RL (for the better) and I needed to take a step back from blogging. I honestly have missed it. It is a much needed creative outlet. I wanted to make sure and post one last time in 2015. I don’t know why that was so important to me…perhaps a bit of closure on another great year.
I have spent a good deal of this month looking forward. My career as an educator in RL is going in a new and exciting direction…one I have wanted for a few years now. In SL I have taken on more administrative duties…my position with SCALA Models Management has been broadened, and I have come to work for my dear friend Wicca Merlin as her General Manager for Wicca’s Wardrobe. I still manage to get on the runway and show up in print from time to time, which I enjoy greatly. I never thought I would feel like the ‘old guard’ when it came to SL modeling, but I suppose I am. I have had my run at various competitions and actually have enjoyed being on the judging end of competitions this year. Things really have come full circle and I couldn’t be more pleased.
For many years in SL I have had my own homestead. I have enjoyed having it and sharing it with friends. I realized recently that I miss the interactions with others…the live music, dancing, and games that I had long associated with my earliest days of SL. I suppose I have never outgrown a longing for those sorts of activities and a sense of community, even when I thought I had. I decided to give up my homestead and move into The Grove and I couldn’t be more excited. I know The Grove has been around for quite some years. Friends of mine have lived there at some point, and I am glad to find a few that still do.
I was sorting my massive inventory when I realized I had nothing to wear. It sounded incredibly dumb to say that, but it was true. I have so many items from years ago that are just obsolete and I know I won’t wear. I have absolutely fallen in love with mesh bodies and I wanted to wear something that fit my Lara. So I managed to find something to wear and decided to hit my favorites bar, curious to see which SLurls still worked, since I haven’t been shopping in SL in a bit either. I first went to the Thrift Shop, or thought I had. It turned out to be the FROST Fashion Fair and I loved having a look around. I have no idea how many more days it is open, but I found a fair amount of goodies there.
Location: The Grove Woodland Park
Pose: Devilish Poses
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Daichi hair-Brown set with earmuffs @ FROST
Top: Razor/// Zephyr Pullover Hoodie – Phys/Lara/Isis vALL @ FROST
Leggings: [OMEGA] :Forever Young: Plaid Tights (dk pink) @ FROST
Boots: Latreia- Lanii Black Lara @ FROST
I hope that 2015 has been kind to you in both RL and SL and that 2016 is filled with the promise of good things!
Thank you for reading and Happy New Year!
“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” ― Taylor Swift ((I can’t believe I actually quoted Taylor Swift! LOL))
I have had the Slink Physique mesh body for a little while, but didn’t feel I could do much with it as there isn’t a whole available for it at the moment, though that is rapidly changing. Being a model in SL I adhere to the industry standard of glamazon proportions, which I understand and embrace. It is rather amusing to me when I go out shopping with friends how I tower over them. However, I did find myself wanting to be more “normal” when I am out and about on the grid. I felt that Slink’s Physique would help me capture that and still look like “me” thanks to Natalie Wells of Deesses coming out with Physique appliers recently.
I have not adjusted my shape in a long time apart from minor fine tuning here and there, so to throw all the modeling standards to the wind and just make a shape for myself that I found realistic and appealing was rather enjoyable. I personally find much beauty in a thicker frame, so apart from shortening overall height, torso and limbs, I also put a lil meat on her bones! I loved the final result and I think the Physique makes curves look lovely! I look forward to blogging more with my Physique…I hear Artizana is coming out with some hot new Physique outfits and I can’t wait!
| CREDITS |
Body > Physique by Slink
Hands & Feet > Slink
Skin > Deesses
Hair > Mint by Milana
Bodysuit > Diva Lace Bodysuit by Sn@tch
Shoes > Kate Sandals for the High Slink Foot by Pure Poison
Chair > KaTink – Sofa Chair Zebra
Background > Soft Concrete by KaTink
Thank you for reading! “Who runs the world? Girls.” ― Beyoncé Knowles
I have decided to try my hand at some LOTD posts. How will this be different? Probably less wordy, though I can’t guarantee that. The main difference will be the LOTDs will be based off of items I have picked up on one of my many shopping excursions instead of strictly from my awesome sponsors. So here is one I was feeling after I have begun the annual summer project of cleaning and organizing my inventory. Enjoy!
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
~ Marilyn Monroe