Happy Holidays Readers!
I am trying to be better about my social media content and participation in RL and SL. As a part of that effort I am trying to get my vlog and blog on again. Thankfully the Blogger Vlogger Network (aka the BVN) gave me a perfect opportunity! They recently announced a Secret Santa post exchange. The idea sounded fun to me and I am always down for some fun in SL so I signed up, even if I was a little self-conscious of my lack of post regularity. BVN randomly matched me with Lauryn Arado. She is a super sweet resident from Bogota, Colombia. Since I really enjoy vlogging I approached her with helping me officially kick off my Silly Chats idea and she graciously agreed!
I really enjoyed getting to know Lauryn a bit and I hope you will too by checking out our chat!
Be sure to give her website and Flickr stream a visit, you will be glad you did!
Would you like to have a Silly Chat with me and be featured in a vlog post? Just fill out this form and that will put you on my list! I look forward to chatting with you!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have the happiest of holidays!
I get ALOT of fashion magazines. So many my husband complains about how they take up all the space in our mailbox when more than one arrives on the same day. While my RL has been so busy of late I have not had time to read them all, and I refuse to cancel them. Well, I have cancelled some of them, but not all of them. Instead I make neat little piles in a back room of all the unread magazines and slowly make my way through them.
It had been a suggestion to me as a new aspiring SL model back in my days at the AVENUE modeling school to subscribe to RL fashion magazines for inspiration. I did that and that is how long I have been getting these magazines…four + years now or so, so my piles of them in the back room of my house really aren’t that small. I will only part with the magazines once I have read through them for any inspiration.
I finally had time to try to capture some of what inspired me from the September 2017 Allure magazine, namely an article on Helen Mirren.
I’ve realized that I am the sort who enjoys prompts. What I mean is on my RL educator blog, I was part of a year long blogging club where prompts were given. I found that those prompts did amazing things for the frequency of my posting and what I posted about. I have not found any blogging prompts that would suit this blog, and I want to take more photos thanks to my ongoing involvement with VISIONAIRE, so I thought I would look not only for fashion and styling inspiration in the RL fashion magazines I get, but for photography inspiration.
Where do you get your inspiration to blog? Share with me in the comments blow. 🙂
Now that I am back, I want to share some of my latest photos with any who may have missed them.
“Dia de los Muertos” wearing Catrina by Wicca’s Wardrobe
“Vixen” wearing Vixen by Wicca’s Wardrobe
“Almost Like Praying”
A post I did for Puerto Rico using the song created by Lin Manuel Miranda to raise funds for the island.
“Evelyn” wearing Evelyn by Wicca’s Wardrobe
“Holding Onto Summer” wearing Purple Moon and Darcy Heels by Wicca’s Wardrobe
I am also wearing DUE hair in the above photo, another new favorite of mine.
I suppose that is enough back posting for now. Time to focus on the future!
Thanks for reading,
So here I am again… tho I never really left. I have been posting to Flickr exclusively, primarily because I want to just take photos and not have to be in blogger mode with links and descriptions…unless it is for Wicca of course, I am her blogger manager after all. In the end I am not a SL Fashion Blogger in the purest sense … sure I like to take SL photos and share details about them, but I am not getting a bunch of free items, so the pressure of all the links and details is off. In the end this blog is my own, and really a journal of my Second Life. So I will share the highlights of what I am wearing in my photos, but at this point in my Second Life (10 years at the end of this month) its more about the stories behind the photos, than an advertisement for clothing. Should I have something on that you are interested in and I didn’t share the details, just shoot me an IM in SL (legacy name: Silly Avro) and I will happily reply with details as soon as I can.
The photo in this post is my thank you to Wicca for gifting me with a Bound Box. I had seen this dress by Narcisse in several photos on Flickr and I just knew I would love it when I put it on. I am a die-hard Truth Hair lover so of course I am wearing some Truth. The rings are by Codex, my newest favorite for Bento rings. The photo is shot in Elysion, another favorite of mine. It isn’t just a pretty sim, they have social events as well. Most of which my RL makes it hard to attend. As always, thanks for reading.
Gotta love summer time! I am enjoying a bit of time to myself so that means I get to play in SL. I am still on my Latin summer love kick and Latin tunes dominate my playlist. One of Purple Moon’s latest releases fit the mood perfectly. So let me do the blogger thing and lay it all out…
location | http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Malaika%20Park/134/224/23
poses | (full) Devilish Poses, Side Series & (close) Glitterati – Basic 4
hair | [DUE] Oblivious V2 //
makeup | from a Powder Pack for Lelutka (the only way I get makeup anymore)
necklace | Kibitz – Feminist necklace – gold – red
outfit | :: Purple Moon :: Makena Blouse & shorts -all- MAITREYA
shoes | Wicca’s Wardrobe – Mydia Heels (@ MBA all month long)
So there it is! My latest estilo con sabor. ¡Gracias por leyendo!
¡Que le vaya bien!
As I am sure I have written about before, I am Latina in RL (Puerto Rican to be specific). As a result, my musical preferences are pretty varied but they *always* include Latin tunes. Thanks to Despacito this has been a summer of Latin Pop and Reggaeton! My son and I can’t get enough of Despacito (and can be caught singing along rather loudly in the car) and a few other Latin hits so naturally I was inspired to create the SL version of me enjoying Despacito!
location | http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hot%20Bodies/75/14/22
pose | Dance 2 by Artis Poses (Tamara Artis)
hair | [DUE] Apollyne V2 // by Fʀᴇʏᴀ (dubled)
jewelry | Chara bangels, Jewel Necklace, Beads long all by Kibitz
top | Tee*fy Emma Top – Maitreya (From a Luxe Box)
shorts | Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts – Maitreya
shoes | #EMPIRE – Lavender – Maitreya
Thanks for reading!
I know it has been a while. I am sure at some point all SL bloggers are like “Sorry everyone, RL!” I seem to say that a lot, but its true. RL is the reason I don’t always blog, which is why I retired from regular blogging so I wasn’t letting designers down. Instead I help Wicca manage her bloggers and do the other things I enjoy in SL with the time RL allows.
I find SL photography to be soothing and I have taken some photos recently that I haven’t placed here on my blog. I suppose I could insert them now in case you missed them, they were all inspired thanks to the latest round of VISIONAIRE. I love being reminded of what tools are available to us in SL to create something we find appealing. I cannot recommend VISIONAIRE enough. It is an incredible experience. Even as someone who has been through it a few times, you always come out with something new each time. What is cool is graduates are allowed to attend future rounds of VISIONAIRE courses at no extra cost and many graduates take advantage of that perk.
My latest image (below) was inspired because I changed my skin again and because I love rompers. I loved my Skinnery skin (above) but I wanted a bit more from the eyebrows…like being able to have a no brow feature, which that particular skin did not have. So now I am wearing an ItGirls skin which I am loving. I pulled out one of my favorite rompers and caught up on all the past Powder Packs for Lelutka and came out with this:
So now let me get bloggie with this…
head | Lelutka Simone
body | Maitreya Lara
skin | ItGirls
hair | Grande (with bangs) by Truth Hair
make up | alaskametro<3 “Lumina” makeup palette – Powder Pack July (Lelutka)
necklace | BALACLAVA!! Tail Feather Necklace (green pheasant) [for FLF 2013.10.04]
romper | :: Purple Moon :: Who Romper Bohemia
pose | Devilish Poses by Linda Reddevil
I didn’t take a close up of the nails but they are by my favorite nail polish designer Giela Delpaso of Nailed It. The set I am wearing is the beach set and it is currently at On9. It also comes with a water set and they work with a lot of hands so chances are they work with your mesh hands!
Thanks for reading!