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 ❤ 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.

LB Callico

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

 

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!

Totally Legal Hipster Halloween!

Hello Readers!

I am back!  And I have Legal Insanity with me!

Trip has been hard at work creating some amazing things, so here is me wearing as much of it as I possibly can!

Hipster Halloween 2K

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hair > .:cheveux:.F050Browns1(resize)
shades > Legal Insanity – Clelia sunglasses RARE 03
lipstick > .:JUMO:. Mariah Pink Lips
shirt > Legal Insanity – josy tank top hipster deer
bracelet > Legal Insanity – Boho bangles (BOHO FAIR GIFT)
ring > Herspherical {Stone Ring} 01 Silver
nails > .::LUNA::. Body Art – Comics Nails – SLink
bag >Legal Insanity – Vampire bag flowers RARE (Exclusive @ Kawaii vs Creepy Gacha Event – Oct 25-Nov 22)
jeans > Legal Insanity – Meadow bell bottom old jeans + Meadow leather belt (not attached)
shoes > Granny Flats Nude Pink – by Candy Doll – Slink Natural Feet
pose > Chelsea Five by oOo Studio
backdrop > Concrete 6 by KaTink

Happy Hipster Halloween!

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“It feels like a perfect night, to dress up like hipsters, and make fun of our exes.”
― Taylor Swift

 

It’s been a while…

Hello Readers!

It has been waaaaay too long since I blogged last. I don’t like making excuses, but the last couple of weeks have been very occupied for me in both lives. Things are quieting down again thankfully so it is time to get back on that blogging horse!

I thought I would take a small break from being a Miss and just be Silly. Halloween is not my favorite holiday and I don’t enjoy dressing up, I have this rather amusing Halloween story from my childhood that explains my aversion to Halloween, but I won’t go into the details. The gist of the story is my lil sister got to be a pretty princess and I was a freak of nature, but I digress…

I also don’t care for blood and gore (I am such a fuddy duddy right?). There have been some CREEPY photos on Flickr from the various folks I follow and I cannot click past those fast enough! They literally make me cringe.  So none of that for me!

My lil sis Liat convinced me to get off my pose stand and go try the TAG Gacha event which I found to be very clever and entertaining!  Liat, Nariko and I started it (we have yet to finish) and had a blast!  We never did get the photo I wanted us to take, but maybe we will when we get back to it. So my Silly version of dressing for Halloween includes a few of the fun goodies I picked up on the early part of the TAG Gacha.

Silly Halloween 2k

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hair >*Dura-Girl*53(Black)resize
glasses >+Half-Deer+ Bat Wing Glasses – Black
make up > [geth] elsagoth by Gethsemane Idler
septum ring >.random.Matter. – Cthulhu Septum – Black (TAG Gacha)
dress > .::Dead Dollz::. Vertigo – Dress – Vintage & Cool Fair
nails > .::LUNA::. Body Art – Star Flower Nails – SLink
my lil halloween friends > +Half-Deer+ Hearthugger Bat – Poison & *MishMish* Scawy Monster – Noir (TAG Gacha)
treat bucket > .S&S. Halloween Bucket – Spooky Skull (TAG Gacha)
shoes >[The Forge] Peeper (red) (past Arcade item)
pose > SeveredPose (modified)
background > Pic 19 by KaTink

Thank you for reading and I hope your Halloween is everything you want it to be!
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“For some of us, Halloween is everyday.”
― Tim Burton, Tim Burton