Lush by CoCo has some new releases and as always they are FAB! You will see more of what I am wearing below, but once I put on the Jungle Queen (blanc) I fell in love. It fit over my Lara beautifully (that is always where I start these days) and it really did make me feel like a queen. I decided to run with the white and put it on everywhere! I love this hair from Boon (PPK204), and Madrid Solo came out with more of her special eyebrows which I am loving. I also got in some more Nailed It, this polish is called Ethnic and available at PENUMBRA’s Fashion 360. I complimented Madrid’s Adorned Eyebrow Accents with eyeliner and lips from her London Liner set (a long time fave of mine…so versatile!).
Here you can see the Jungle Queen in all its glory. A sexy dress that exposes the flesh in all the right places. KaTink brings the magic with their background (Silence 34) and a pose from their new Portia set, available at The Thrift Shop.
Thank you for reading,
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Today I have new releases from Lyrical Bizarre, Madrid Solo and Nailed It. I am wearing the always fantastical !Lyrical B!zarre Templates! in a corset design called Fleur. I have paired it with the Madrid Solo-U-Color-It- Baroque Motif, added the new ICONIC group gift hair called WORTH IT, and topped it off with the Bonita nail polish from Nailed It. The background is Spring Romance 4 by KaTink.
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I have some sexiness from Artizana to share with you today! In the above photo I am wearing one of the designs from the Jaily Collection. It comes in 7 different styles with matching shawls. It is short and flirty and fun and perfect for the summer.
Next I am wearing the Phyxate dress. This sexy, curve hugging dress is made for everyone as it comes in clothing layers and with every major mesh body applier any resident could think of. The color variety is true Artizana…several amazing hues to choose from to compliment any skin tone.
Artizana is currently looking for more bloggers. Interested? Complete the online application.
Both backgrounds are part of the new Wintermoon pack from KaTink, Marit has really outdone herself on these!
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“No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy”
– Paris Hilton
The FAD Event is open again with round three…
I LOVE color, the brighter the better so this round’s offerings are right up my alley!
I am wearing the Alice Hat in purple by Wicca’s Wardrobe and the Joie blouse and pants by *MSS*. My pose is Andrea 1 by KaTink (@ Sneak Peek). But wait, there’s more…
Look at the sexy back on this blouse! I love it! I am wearing my Lara in these photos, so you can see the standard sized mesh fits very nicely over it.
The styling contest is still in effect this round, so not only should you come on over to check out all the brightly colored goodness, you should pick out a few items for yourself, style ’em up and enter the contest for a bag full of goodies!
Thank you for reading,
“We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass.”
― Edgar Allen Poe
I was sorting through my inventory in my never ending quest to clean/organize/lighten it, when I came across a head scarf made by my SL mom, Discovering Destiny (aka Lark) from On A Lark. I really don’t wear head scarves enough, and I see why, finding a hair to go under them can be a real challenge. I am wearing the April Headscarf in Eggplant with a bangs attachment (JOPE57) and hairbase from Boon. I have my Lara body on and was excited to use one of my older tattoos from Letis Tattoo called Bohemian with the Omega System Kit trick to get it to apply to Lara. Once again I was pleased with the results. I love the new lipsticks from Deessess that go with my Alicia skin and I am wearing the L’adoree shade for light skins. La Boheme just seemed so fitting with this look so I am wearing Glamour Eyes: Cassiopeia Set 1 #5. Then their was the Banjara silver talisman necklace from Zaara which really helped make the look. It was fun to dress up the simple Madison romper from The Secret Store, it was a lovely canvas to begin with. The Elysion sim was ever the perfect backdrop, and my pose is one from the new set called Andrea by KaTink, now available at Sneak Peek.
Thank you for reading,
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
This is likely my last possible reminder for you that the second round of the FAD Event is about to be done! I was having a delightful chat with Jude Tatham (the event organizer) where she reminded me this round will close up on July 25th. So that means there isn’t much time left to have a look at all the creative designs this round’s creators have in store for you.
I have been on a mesh body kick lately and as I have said before, I was a long time Physique user and recently acquired a Maitreya, and I haven’t taken it off! Well maybe once for an outfit I couldn’t make work on the Maitreya, but I have to say that is getting to be more rare than it used to be. I finally joined the Maitreya camp when I was in a show for L’Amour as they have recently launched a curvy model division and I knew I had to be a part of that. I was to model in a curvier form, but the designs were surprisingly not made for the Physique. I say surprisingly because I had pretty much encountered most designers do make Slink compatible designs. In this case I took it as a sign that I needed to stop riding the Maitreya fence and just do it. I did and was thrilled until I found my skin tone is so old… (how old is it??) that Deesses no longer makes it. I pouted for about a minute then adopted another skin from Natalie’s store that was -close- to the Silly I know and love. It was alright, but then like a week later Natalie must have read my mind (or a lot of customers got after her lol) and my skin was updated in the new shades! Since then I have barely taken my Maitreya off and always try outfits with it on first to see if it will work (if they don’t already come with a Maitreya size).
Ok so, back to the point of my post. The FAD Event round 2 is nearly over! Being that I rarely take off the fuller, updated, mesh me I found that the Alena Bow Dress by [FLRN] fit quite nicely over my mesh body and I wasn’t even wearing the fitted mesh option. I am actually wearing the medium with some alphas turned off and I really liked the fit. My close friends know I am not a ‘bow’ person, but this dress is just sooo cute and well textured I got over my bow issues. It comes with a HUD (I have said how much I love HUDs right?) that make it a bunch of dresses in one. I had a hard time choosing, but in the end this flower pattern won out.
I had to pick up this great hair from Truth called “Lucrecia.” I had to have it for its perfect flower headband and the carefree feeling it added to the look. I added some accessories from MUKA and the latest from Glamistry of course. They have their Ramonda Heels out in a new version for Kustom9, PRINTS! I couldn’t wear any with this look as the animal prints didn’t go with my flower look, but I wore them anyway for their awesome HUDtasticness. Glamistry really goes with EVERYTHING. 😀
I am of course using some more awesomeness from KaTink. The background is Fresh Air 9 and I used the Andrea 5 & 8 poses from the new release available at Sneak Peek.
Thank you for reading,
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”
― Walt Disney Company, Mulan
I’ve been giving something a lot of thought lately. The topic of blogging in SL is a rather big one with many facets. I have seen rants from bloggers or designers about one thing or another and I have never considered myself a public ranter. My close friends know I will privately rant from time to time, but that is the sort of thing you do to vent among friends, nothing that needs to be on social media or my blog. I enjoy each and every designer and event I blog for. I try not to take too much on so I don’t short change anyone. As we all know RL and SL can’t be helped at times, and we end up with too much going on at once to really do a great job everywhere we are committed. We have to make some choices and some things don’t get the attention they should. No one is perfect.
I have been a blogger for a lil while now and I am by far not the end all be all expert on things, but I am a person with an opinion and I am entitled to it, just as we all are entitled to our opinions. As a blogger I always do my best to adhere to the requirements of the designer or the event. I have been fortunate to blog for those I have come to know in some way, whether as friends or as contacts in the SL modeling world. It is my experience those are the best blogging relationships to have, where the blogger and designer/event organizer know one another or get to know one another and become friends. I think that takes a bit of the “business” out of it and helps people see the person behind the avi on both sides of the coin. I think if more did that we would see less scathing blogger notices or strict blogging requirements. I really do try to see things from both sides. I understand that designers/organizers want the most possible exposure to bring in the Ls to keep their business/event going, but let’s not lose sight of the human aspect. For me, (in RL and SL) personal relationships and treating others with respect should not be sacrificed for the $/L$.
One of the long standing beliefs I have had is that there is a population (hopefully a small one) of bloggers who are out to just get free items, and really don’t do right by the designers or events. I would imagine these sorts of bloggers don’t get very far as any designer or event organizer would be hip to that relatively quickly if they monitored their blogging pool at all. I have always worked to be sure I am never perceived as one of -those- bloggers.
So what am I going on about then? I think the blogger/designer/organizer relationship would be better if each party took a lil time to get to know one another. This is just one blogger’s opinion, but when we report our blogs to you, or post in your Flickr groups, some comment would be nice and perhaps even a bit of a chat. I know some designers/organizers may think they are too busy for that, but are you really? I think some investment in the human relationship between people is well worth the time.
All that being said, how about some styling credits? I am wearing one of the lovely creations from Dead Dollz called Isabeau in Snow, available now at this round of Shiny Shabby. I of course am wearing some HUDtastic Glamistry Heels, specifically Trillium. Then there is my background and pose, once again done by the fabulous KaTink. The pose is Garbo 1 and the background is Blithe 16.
Thank you as always for reading,
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi