7/31/11

Stray

Speaking of inspiring blogs, I just found this awesome lucky board at Stray Pig (SLurl), through Lemondrop. And I won a Stray donkey! SO cute!

Changes will be coming

It's my rezzday and I promised myself I would ease up on fashion blogging by this day. Changes will be coming to this blog. I am thinking of getting back to documenting more of my Second life experience.

I have become quite obsessed with fashion. Most of my posts have had unique (not previously posted by me) items, so it took me hours daily to find the things to use in each of them. And I paid for most of the items that were not freebies. (Heartfelt thanks to sponsors like House of Starlight, Baby Monkey shoes and Jaqueline's). I waited for the lucky letters and did the MM-board rounds. I kept my eye on groups for sales events and other fashion groups. I read a lot of blogs every day to find interesting new places. I was very inspired by the creativity and talent in SL blogosphere.

It was fun and really addictive, but I need time for other things now. I am learning more about creating and building. I want to spend more time with friends and not always keep an eye for the next thing to blog while exploring a cool place. I will not leave fashion completely, but it will be just one of the aspects of this blog and not the dominate feature. I will tune down my obsession to spot every new trend and do every hunt and sales round. And I will take it easy about blogging in general in the future. Promise. :) (My friends have been nagging, lol).

I wish to thank everyone who has supported me during my first year in Second life. This has been very inspiring, fun and educational to me. I have been ill for some time in rl. Not life threatening, but it has kept me cooped up indoors quite a bit. So SL has offered me an unique window to a social life I could not fully nurture in rl. All my friendships in SL are real, mind you. They just take a different form than going to a café in rl and chatting.

I have also found Second life an amazing tool for those who lack means or are bed bound by an illness. I have met a very lovely young man who gets to fly a pirate ship and explore wonders of the world virtually, while being rather isolated in real life. I have met so many people who find solace and comfort in SL, when their real life is treating them unfairly. Or just people who take care of a family, or work from home, and wish for company and entertainment because of that.

SL and virtual life in general, goes beyond social networking. You don't have to find things to say. If a friend needs company, but silence is better than words at the time, you can take them to a beach and throw rocks in the water or show them a wonderful sim you can explore together. You can be with people and not have to be socially extroverted. You can listen to the chatty Cathies and talkative Tims and just express yourself without feeling pressure.

SpotON3D Dev region

And people find new interesting avenues for their creative pursuits. I have a friend who has found a whole new career in virtual education over at Inworldz. I met the creator of a whole new game grid called SpotON3d and it's sister grid Veesome, who wanted to offer a new look at virtual life. I heard about starting a new game grid first hand at Giant grid. I have met so many amazingly talented people who create, design, and build. So many generous people do that just to benefit the community. And even the ones running businesses often prove themselves to be so open and giving and friendly, that you just follow their pursuits in awe.

I could write a whole book about my mentor Flicka, who picked me up when I was ready to leave SL during my very first days. She took the confused newcomer under her wing and thought me so much about the way SL (and virtual life in general) works. But most of all she has thought me about generosity and kindness. She has been helping newbies for years now. You meet people she has helped and they just flourish. I have had people comment on my profile and the way my avatar looks and tell me I have to be an alt (an alternative character to a main one) to be so knowledgeable of SL. This is mostly thanks to Flicka and her patient guidance.


My friends and neighbors whom I know through Flicka form a community that is kind, supportive and frankly very easy to be around. They are never tacky or rude. They stick together, help each other and find ways to get you out of a sticky situation. They find new people to help and guide. They create, build and wholeheartedly embrace virtual life. I am so happy I have found these people and get to experience SL with them.

The other big group of friends that I spend most my days in SL with, and owe so much to, are the folk who come to the clubs at Amarantha, a sim bossed over by the lovable and most caring character, Badger Albatros. You have seen him in posts made by my lovely summer intern Rhinoh, who thinks of him as her favorite uncle. Well so do I, for sure. :) This sim is quite the melting pot of fun loving, accepting and unique characters. I am constantly surprised by the communal atmosphere and their knack for having fun. Nobody can throw a party like these people, and they do it every day. Dj's with such great and varied tastes in music, hosts that can charm anyone and make people feel good about themselves, patrons who accept newcomers wholeheartedly and yet rally behind their own when needed. In a group you meet so regularly, you end up having misunderstandings and even arguments sometimes, but at the end of the day this group of silly folk just makes you come back the next day and bring a smile to your face.

And from Amarantha I found my SL siblings, whom I love so much and could not do without. Thanks so much for being so funny and silly and bratty with me. ;)

There are some individuals whom do not belong to these groups but are very important to me, whom I also wish to thank for making my Second life amazing.

Met G while camping for fashion:


Me and my first friend on SL, Cindy:


For a while, I worked as a dancer. I met some cool people there as well.


And you blogger friends and readers have been such good people to work with and for. Thank you for each and every comment, thank you for following me! Thank you fellow bloggers for all the inspiration and amazing creativity. I will continue following you and linking to you in the future. And make no mistake, I am a huge fan! :)

So, to finish of this long and sentimental post, I want to wish you all the best. And if you are interested to see where it all began for me, here is my first post explaining what I wished from SL and how my first days had been so far. I think I have been given all that I wished for and much more, and that's all thanks to the fantastic people I now know and love.

7/28/11

I love old vinyl

I have to say, I love old vinyl records.

The Vinyl Cafe (SLurl)

Dress: Brown Corset Dress (76l)
Shoes: Caramel Pumps

Hair: Beautiful Dirty Rich (Marketplace) Soledad Hair Majestic, dollarbie
Eyes: Daring (SLurl) Coral, group gift
Skin: House of Starlight (SLurl) Stella, Sepia, Dolly, big lashes

7/25/11

Sightseeing

Outfit details:

Skin: Mamboo Chic (SLurl) Lindsay, pale, group gift
Pants: Kyoot (SLurl) Eibo Trousers, Seasons Hunt
Top: The Sea Hole (SLurl)Muse Blouse & Bangle Set, PearlUndershirt: So Many Styles (SLurl) Ruffle tank top, Magenta, gift
Shoes: In Her Shoes (SLurl) Bows Bows Brown Plaid, freebie
Eyes: MJ+Dada (SLurl) Cat's eyes : Black, freebie
Hair: Vignette hair (SLurl) Raquel, Auburn, freebie
Necklace: Violet Voltaire (SLurl) Harajuku girls

Location:
Caledon sim group (SLurl)
via: Yordie's Wonders of Second Life (Website)

7/20/11

Quest

Outfit details:

Hair: Vignette (SLurl) Gibson Chestnut, freebie
Shoes: Baby Monkey (SLurl) ZsaZsa Wedges, gold daisies
Eyes: Bird Next Door Shop (Marketplace) Golden eyes, Colorful eyes set, 5/5l
Dress: Baiastice (SLurl) Summer soft brocade
Earrings: La Forgia Jewels (SLurl) Vertigo
Skin: House of Starlight (SLurl) Altaira Orange, sepia

Location: Fungus, Snail Trail Quest (SLurl)

7/19/11

Fashion treasure


Outfit details:

Skin: Belleza (SLurl) Erika, Deep Tan, group gift
Skirt: Baiastice (SLurl) Epine noir dress, gift
Top: Baiastice: Knot clean shirt
Bag: Baiastice: Kol, lilac
Hair: LeLutka (SLurl) Rush, Harvard, free gift fatpack
Shoes: Malfean Visions (SLurl) Admiral's Stilettos
Pants: Ribbon (SLurl) Dot color tights, black
Makeup: Free*Style (SLurl) Foxy lashes
Eyes: Roly Poly (SLurl) Dolly, black

Location: The Great Marine Adventure and Treasure hunt (SLurl)

7/17/11

Oh happy Dei


My friends got married this weekend (rl) and I am so happy or them! Just because I am in the mood, here is an outfit that I think would work well for a wedding, something blue included. ;)

Outfit details:

Dress: Glitterati (SLurl) group gift
Necklace: Miel (SLurl) Dei
Skin: Mojo (SLurl) Flower girl, group gift
Eyes: Bird Next Door Shop (Marketplace) Ligh blue eyes, Colorful eyes set (5pack/5l)
Hair: Vignette hair (SLurl) May, blond, freebie
Shoes: In Her Shoes (SLurl) Circus Lolita, blue, freebie

Location: Matsumoto Castle, Great wall of China (SLurl)

Rhinoband!



Waffa weekend, blogsy peoples! This is Rhinoh, your very goodly rock reporter. Me and cute kitty LR are at Tiny Woodstock at Raglan Shire (SLurl). This rocksy event all weekend. Live musics! Just had very nice singings by Keeba Tamas. Now DJ Shandy Strandling plays musics.

Sun. July 17  -
11 am - DJ   Shady Fox
Noon SLT - CRASH! Tiny Rhino Band
1 pm SLT -  Ganjo Mokeev
2 pm SLT -  Gina Stella
3 pm SLT -   DJ Conall McGinnis

Rhinoband!!!! I is will be fan.

7/16/11

Sleepheart


Outfit details:

Dress: Baiastice (SLurl) Saturday dress & rings, violet
Skin: Heartsick (SLurl) Haiku, Aura, Starley, luckyboard
Shoes: Malfean Visions (SLurl) Sascha Robin
Hair: Raw house (SLurl) Lauren Dark Blonde 01 w/ roots, group gift
Eyes: Sn@tch (SLurl) Glossy eyes, Hazel Medium

North West (SLurl) Anoushka Bed, brocades, 50l Fridays
Textures from USC Texture Tomb (SLurl)

7/15/11

Magenta

Magenta Andel made a great post in Fabfree about the hunt called "This one time at the fair" (Website) and while taking pics for it, went bald to support the charity to benefit Wigs for Kids. Wtg Magenta :)

7/14/11

Technically fashionable

 
Outfit details:

Necklace: Whippet & Buck (SLurl) Love is a Deserter, Alice
Pants: Yumyum (SLurl) Race leggings, brown
Dress: Ducknipple (SLurl) Cocktail, Studdle
Earrings: Je Suis (SLurl) Eternelle
Skin: Mango Mango (SLurl) Free*Style (SLurl) Sequins, Pale, Pay What You Like.
Shoes: Sentou Yousei (SLurl) F*S: My little black boots, 1l, with Sexy Walk
Hair: Kik (SLurl) (Website) Suzuki cap, cheapie
Eyes: Hoot (SLurl) Beachball Eyes v1 (upcoming seasons hunt)

Location: Vegetal planet (SLurl)

7/13/11

Sunshine


Outfit details:

Top: Grixdale (SLurl) My Sunshiney Hoody, Muted, Robin (50l)
Shoes: Kletva (SLurl) Sunday girl, The Dressing room blue (SLurl), pre release
Skirt: Ducknipple (SLurl) Bowner, pink
Hairband: Double Paradox (Website), Yumyum (SLurl) Katyusha, group gift
Skin: Belleza (SLurl) Erika, group gift
Hair: Kik (SLurl) (Website) Dalia, cheapie
Top: Whippet & Buck (SLurl) Beaded Yoke only, Saffron
Eyes: Hoot (SLurl) Beachball Eyes v1 (upcoming seasons hunt item)

Lusty (SLurl) Gazebo with flexi curtains, and sculpt roof, lucky board

Starlight, my friend

I am in love with this skin!

Outfit details:

Top: Whippet & Buck (SLurl) Frilly Little Bra, Fallow
Jacket: JustB/Chic (SLurl) Faux suede short jacket, Coal
Pants and belt: Leezu (SLurl) Yve, plain, dark blue
Eyes: Hoot (SLurl) Up All Night Eyes, Caffeine Buzz
Skin: House of Starlight (SLurl) Stella, Sepia, Dolly, big lashes, 100l
Hair: Kik (SLurl) (Website) Kath, cheapie
Shoes: Ducknipple (SLurl) Pretsel, Black

7/12/11

Red bow


Outfit details:

Skin: House of Starlight (SLurl) Stella, smokey, included in the 50l outfit Loving girl!
Shoes: Ducknipple (SLurl) Pretsel, Black
Dress and bolero: Eluzion (SLurl) Idalya
Hair: Kik (SLurl) (Website) Mariko (30l)
Eyes: MJ+Dada (SLurl) Cabbage-eyes II : Black, freebie

7/10/11

Golden rule

Outfit details:

Earrings: Je Suis (SLurl) Eternelle
Skin: Mons (SLurl) Lou, The Dressing room (SLurl)
Coat and shoes: Ricielli (SLurl) Matilda, Oxford, Golden set, TDR
Eyes: MJ+Dada (SLurl) Cabbage-eyes II : Black, freebie
Dress: Iren (SLurl) Minidress, Bleu
Hair: Kik (SLurl) (Website) Mariko II (30l)
Necklace: Rain/Snowpaws (SLurl) Tiffany box, gift
Bracelet: Miel (SLurl) Chum, gift

7/2/11

Lighter shade of pale

Outfit details:

Hair: Curio (SLurl) In Space - Blonde (Black Tips), gift
Top: PurpleMoon Creations (SLurl) Floral Blouse
Shoes: PurpleMoon Creations: Narcissus ballerinas in copper
Pants: Glamour (SLurl) Leopard print leggings, dollarbie
Eyes: MJ+Dada (SLurl) Cabbage-eyes II : Black Onyx, freebie
Skin: Bubblez Design (SLurl) Ghost Shell Innocence

Oh strawberrycake!

Happy Canada day! :)

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