8/22/12

Blog is closing

New Blog: The Iced Earth

It has been a good two years on SL.
I am in need of changes in rl and in SL however, and one part of that is closing this blog.
New blog may be started when I am ready.

Thank you for all the designs, thank you for support and comments. Most of all, thank you for friendship.

Alana

8/7/12

Pearl Flower and Lady Sapphire

Image by Starlight Skyther, used with permission

Image by Starlight Skyther, used with permission
Starlight Skyther is the talented designer of House of Starlight (SLurl). Here is what she writes about her new outfits:

"The outfit is available in two colors, a bubblegum pink and royal blue. Matching shoes are included. There are two jewelery sets that match to the outfit – “ Pearl Flower” and  “Lady Sapphire” which include earrings, ring, bracelet and necklace/choker. They are available in 2 versions – transfer only and copy only".

8/4/12

August already

Summer has gone by so fast. I can't believe it's August already. I have done a few blog posts here and there but mostly the hiatus has been on since last spring. I have so much other stuff to do. I love the blog and I especially love the gorgeous designs sent to me to blog. If I had 48 hours in a day, I would blog just as much as I used to. But things change, and I just have to accept I can not be everywhere at once.

Here is an outfit that is great for a warm summer day. I love poses by Bent, btw. The prices are really fair, too.

Outfit details:

Top: MGS (SLurl) Off-shoulder shirt Group Gift (Thanks for the review copy!)
Prim mini skirt: MGS: Tropical Collage (Thanks for the review copy!)
Shoes: Duh (SLurl) Mary Janes, Sea Green
Hair: Exile: (SLurl) Dandy for the Dressing Room Blue
Skin: Atomic (SLurl) Grace, Buff, Fuschia Frenzy
Eyes: Barones (SLurl) Heart Eyes 1.1 Cool Grey
Lashes: Cheap Makeup (Website) Babysitters Club Lashes
Pose: Bent (Website) Deux. Simply no side effects

7/29/12

2 years old

31st July is my second rezzday and my dear friend, the talented designer Starlight, sent me an early gift, this gorgeous gown called Pearl Mesh, black and white from her upcoming new line. It is mesh and comes in several sizes. It includes shoes and both a black feather boa and a white fur stole, that are not shown in the image. I of course was speechless and so happy and honored. I am not sure when the gown is going to be out but keep your eye on the House of Starlight Marketplace shop or visit her store inworld. She has a sale coming too with a lot of items for half price.

Here are rest of the outfit details:

Hair: Exile (SLurl) Bring it On! Frosted (old group gift)
Skin: Atomic (SLurl) Lien, Honey (LB) Love (TDR Exclusive)
Eyes: X line (Marketplace) T Eye Jess Hazel
Pose: Bent (Website) Deux, Simply no side effects

Location: The Afganistan Museum (SLurl)

And on the topic of my second rezzday. It feels a bit strange that it has been so long, and yet it seems like I have been here forever, and not just two years.

I have a very busy SL schedule, and as I am having more stuff to do rl too, I am not sure I can keep doing the blog as much as I used to, even after my hiatus.

I have even been considering quitting the blog, but it just feels like a part of me now and would be difficult to let go of. I think I will just go less on my "rounds" for it and use more of things that I get sent by designers. And nobody has to blog three times a day every day like I did at some point. Plus it is not just a fashion blog, so I can babble about some of my projects, too.

Welcome to my third year on SL. Thank you for all your support and friendship.

6/23/12

Suitable for summer


Been running around a lot, so much to do and see. This is my current favorite outfit, a bit more suitable for summer.


Outfit details:

Hair: Raw House (SLurl) Kannibal, Black 01, old stock sale
Eyes: X line (SLurl) X line Eyes 02 Grey (10l sale until tier runs out, after that only available in Marketplace)
Top: Howear (SLurl) SunShine bikini, charcoal
Pumps: TDR and TDRb (SLurl), 2 years  (5 colors), dollarbie gift
Skirt: Tee*fy: Skater, Mesh,  Black Dot, TDR Blue
Tote: House of Fox: Shoppers Tote TDR Blue
Skin: MONS (SLurl) Happy Valentine's Day, Gift
Skin Base: Back to Black, version1
Pose: Frooti (Website) Dandelion 2, Group freebie

My SL9B finds, part 2

The Friendly Tree (SLurl) by Fluke and Gallery Barzane


KittyCatS SL9B BirthdayBash 28 (SLurl) is an interesting installation by Misa Delight and Ti Mosienko of Columbia University, which let's you participate in the art making process. They also have a Networked art section with information and kindly included my invite to the Friendly chat café.


Great photo

Crap Marine took a great photo of the Friendly Chatter Café while exploring SL9B:

Image by Crap Marine

6/20/12

6/19/12

SL9B finds by me part1

Here are some of my findings at SL9B.

The Virtual Museum of Architecture (VMA) Main location: (SLurl) At SL9B: (SLurl



From their notecard:
The Virtual Museum of Architecture (VMA) is a SecondLife entity that is dedicated to the education and exploration of various types of architecture.

Born from the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, the VMA has expanded its interest into other styles of architecture, such as 19th Century Plantations, Sustainable Homes following LEEDS guidelines, the Art Deco designs of commercial buildings in the 1920s and most recently, the eclectic styles of Drive-in Restaurants of the 1950s.

Here in SecondLife, the VMA has a campus where we rotate our displays and hold educational lectures and fun building contests. We'd love to have you stop by and visit.
Tahby Photography has a really nice promotional plot at SL9B (SLurl). Simple and to the point, while being pleasing to the eye. And I enjoyed the relaxing athmosphere. They have a free gift.


I have been watching the development of the build in my neighboring plot and waiting to have a chance to visit. This build must have the best view on SL9b. You walk a long slide up, and all the while sigh at the breath taking look you get over the sims. And there is a hud in the works for the top platform. I found a lift, too. Fittingly the build is called The Engine of the Gods (SLurl).


Another great piece of SL architecture, and some really good photo art at the Show me Yours gallery in SL9B (SLurl). If you are interested in participating, they have an information sign about their next themed photo competition.

More about my experiences at SL9B coming soon.

Everyone is invited

Visit The Friendly Chatter Cafe, look at it on the map and read about it in the SL Destination guide.

If you decide to blog about this location or use it in your machinima, please let me know, so I can link back to your work. :)

Everyone is invited. :) (This was my invitation inworld).
Just looking at the listing of what you can find around SL9B, one knows it is going to be an amazing party with so much to see and experience. 


6/15/12

SL9B Friendly Chatter Café

My SL9B plot, the Friendly Chatter Café (SLurl) is finally done. I was going to spend two days on it, but got a bit "inspired" with all the treats and drinks and gifts etc. I hope you can visit at some point. SL9B is a huge celebration with a bunch of sims full of attractions and entertainment. But I figured, everyone needs a break sometimes. :) With so much to see, even virtual legs get tired sometimes. The sims open for public on 18th of June, 2012. SL9B ends 27th of June. Have fun!

6/14/12

Taking a break at SL9B building site

Tiny Rhinoh in a fairy costume, taking a break at SL9B building site. Taken at The Friendly Chatter Cafe at SL9B by Alana Pyara (SLurl)

 Not that there has been time for many breaks. Have been building like a busy bee for days now. Hope to see you visit, when the sims open 18th June. You will get free treats and drinks (for tinies and biggies), and free gifts. The picture is a sneak peek at what the café looks like. There is room for several groups to enjoy themselves and talk to friends or meet new people. Or you can park there while you go afk.

A lot to see at the SL9B. Our neighbors are really interesting. There is a huge light tower right next to the café that is going to be awesome. And on the other side an artistic looking pyramid. There's some really cool pop art in a big circle on a field close by. And so much more. Plus there are so many sims to see. Take a pod and have a look. :) Keep an eye out for events. Lot's of entertainers have signed up. Live music, dj's etc. And volunteer greeters giving gifts and advice. This is gonna be an awesome event!

6/11/12

Midsummer Madness

Paradise Landing Sim Hunt, Sat 23rd - Sun 24th June
Textures, sculpties, building supplies, etc.

 Starting point at USC Textures (SLurl)

6/5/12

Free pose prop: The Shopaholic's Closet

Vendor image used with owners permission

Had to show you this Glitterati release: The Shopaholic's Closet.
Free pose prop, and available for everyone, at the mainstore (SLurl). Love the stuff Katey does, so much inventiveness. And even if the pose prop is primmy, it is well worth some really fun photoshoots, or being the main attraction at your house. ;)

6/3/12

The voodoo, who-do-what-you-don't-dare-do people

Here is an outfit I have been meaning to post for a while, as it is a big favorite of mine. I have been running around looking like this a lot, while doing the art thing. Feels good having a look longer than for a photo shoot. But I do still get restless if I don't change my skin and hair as well as clothes, every once in a while. That is what makes blogging a different kind of experience on SL. My alts have more of a steady look they work with.

Outfit details:

Jewellery:
Gitana's Boutique (SLurl) Voodoo, silver (bracelet, chained skull earrings, chained skulls necklace, skull belly ring)
Hair: D!va (SLurl) Mana, Type B, Onyx, 15000+ group gift
Shoes: Insanya (SLurl) Obey Boots
Bracelet: Insanya: Zed Is Dead Baby, Blacks B
Skin: Atomic (Image Gallery) Grace, db, Buff, Spring (recent TDR Blue Exclusive)
Hat: Glow Studio (Website) Black Chic (recent Dressing room)
Top: PB&J Pulled Bra Top Black
Pants: Howear (Twitter) Boomerang
Eyes: Poetic Colors (SLurl) Moon, Autumn, m, bright, freebie

Poses:
Burned rice (Image Gallery) Feel cube
Frooti (Website) Hear No Evil

5/30/12

Right now: Mermaid avatars, all included, 30l promo price

Here is an amazing release from my friend Starlight Skyther. House of Starlight has a new location at Covenstead (SLurl), and this avatar and a couple of others are now available only there for promo price 30 lindens.

HS Mermaid Avatar Blue (MESH) includes:

- Blue and tan skin
- Shape
- Eyes
- Hair
- Neck and head decorations
- Earrings
- Mesh tail
- Mermaid AO

House of Starlight Mainstore is still at Pavran (SLurl), the Covenstead location is a themed speciality store at a spiritually inclined sim (meaning magic, fantasy, wiccan, pagan, witches, etc).


5/10/12

LEA 21 art region "Mail art meets virtual worlds" opening: lecture by Pamala Clift: State of Being

This is why my blog is on hiatus and what I have been upto lately ;). Art!
-Event location-

"Mail art meets virtual worlds" is an exhibit by Alana Pyara. It is part of the Linden Endowment for the Arts full region grant season. The purpose of the exhibit is to find new ways for people in the virtual worlds to communicate and express themselves by exploring techniques often used in mail art. Everyone and anyone can participate. Read more: http://mailartmeetsvirtual.blogspot.com/

For the opening event of this art region, we have a real treat for anyone interested in virtual worlds and the identities of both players and characters. State of Being is a popular lecture by Pamala Clift, "a researcher and an autodidactic observer of psychology and anthropological interactions". 

The lecture will be held in voice chat. Please familiarize yourself with how voice chat works before the event. There is no cost to attend this event.

5/3/12

Second Pride 2012 looking for volunteers

Second Pride 2012 organizers are looking for interested builders, sponsors, dj's etc. Contact Doc Spad (docspadusmc@gmail.com) or Kharissa Indigo for information.

Mock-up of the festival area (SLurl) has the planned layout. Sponsors can reserve spots by paying the color boxes.

4/27/12

More retro mesh


She did it again. More gorgeous mesh items from Starlight, using her picture with her permission.
House of Starlight (SLurl) Retro Dresses, MESH
promo 20 L
60 L for the fatpack

4/23/12

Retro red head


My friend Starlight Skyther made her first mesh outfit, I am so excited!

Outfit details:

Dress, hat, shoes, scarf: House of Starlight (SLurl) Retro Flowers MESH
Hair: Love hair (SLurl) Agitha
Skin: Atomic (SLurl) Grace, DB, Honey, Indulgence
Eyes: Poetic Colors (SLurl) Moon, Autumn, m, bright, freebie

Location: Isle of Wyrms (SLurl)

4/15/12

Remember to register for Raglan Shire Artwalk 2012!


Remember to register for Raglan Shire Artwalk 2012!

Residents of Second Life may show their artwork during this time.  Reproductions of RL artwork (painting, drawing, digital fine art, printmaking that can be imported and put on a prim) are encouraged, along with SL photography, manipulated photography and sculpture.
Last year we had over 120 artist participants exhibiting in spaces over 2 sims. This year, the 7th ArtWalk, we hope for a good turnout and will include space in the vast center park of Raglan Shire, in Heron Shire forest, and in other sims in the cluster if needed. The 2D artwork will be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculpture in the forest on Heron Shire.

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION will be here:
        OPENS ON MONDAY April 9th at Noon SLT
        CLOSES April 29th at 9 pm SLT.
Visit ArtWalk May 6 - 28, 2012, in Raglan Shire and Heron Shire.

Big Sale: Cannibelle closes inworld store

Talented people seem to be the ones who get busy, who would have known. ;)

Cannibelle (SLurl) definitely helped me find myself as a tattoo person. Annabelle's designs are very realistic, beautiful and always so ethereal and meaningful.
Her lingerie designs are beautiful too, and have a similar timeless quality.

Time constraints are forcing Annabelle's hand and making her close her inworld store Wednesday 18th April 2012. So now she has a sale for a few days, and you can get everything for half prize! This is very generous. Her Tattoo packs have several options to suit your tastes and the products are always very well thought through.

Cannibelle will continue adding designs to her marketplace store, which is not included in the sale.

4/11/12

Art competitions

LEA Full Sim Art Series: One Fool's Uncharted Empire by Athena Bedrosian will be launched at 8am SLT, Thursday 12th April 2012. (SLurl)

Details: http://bit.ly/I1B4hR

Keep an eye open for the UWA 3D Art Challenge http://bit.ly/IjA5gL & MachinimUWA V http://bit.ly/wuyWYO

University of Western Australia has a big machinima competition, read their post "MachinimUWA V: Seek Wisdom - L$725,000 Challenge Kicks Off!" for details.

And they have a 3d art challenge, read about it in the post: "UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge Begins! L$550,000 Prize Pool".

Thanks for this information go to jayjayzifanwe, who blogged about the art launch here and posted in the Art and Artist Network group inworld.

4/9/12

Remember: Wear Gray For A Day, 2012 Market

Wear Gray For A Day, 2012 Market (SLurl)

Picture was taken in the Wear gray store of Iren. I like their items, and the fact they seemed to only have Wear gray charity vendors in their spot.

4/5/12

Dance Under The Sea - RFL SL

Fri 6th of April 2012
12Noon-2pm SLT

by:
Aether Chrononauts RFL team

Dj FreeSpirit Ghostraven




Contest for best dressed in theme. (Anything related to sea theme, please note that it is a pg event).

Gifts, prizes, surprises!
Raffle!
One of a kind and special items on sale for 100% to charity.

Good fun with fantastic people!

We use the official RFL SL Raffle, donation kiosks and charity vendors!

Peippola Dance Hall

Venue is in a skybox, decorated for under sea look. Plenty of room for a fun party!
-- Dances for men, women, couples, mer folk, tinies, creatures--

3/29/12



Howear  (SLurl) has a big sale during the owner's trip. There are a lot of outfits normally prized between 250l and 550l now for only 100l. Look for the sale ones among the regular ones by hovering your mouse over them. More items upstairs.





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Blog on hiatus until August, no regular posting schedule until then.

3/27/12

Blog on hiatus until August.

Alana Pyara in Second life, the blog, will be taking a break.

Will post a little, but most likely be too busy to do it regularly.

I have a big project on the works and my creative work is demanding time.

Thank you for all your friendship and support.

Feel free to keep sending blog review items, but please note that I can not follow a schedule with them, and might not be able to blog them.

All the best, and see you more regularly in the autumn.

3/17/12

Like From Anonther World



Outfit details:

Shoes: House of Fox (SLurl) Acapella Pumps, Metallic
Dress: Jane (SLurl) Grace, Khaki, Subo Gift and News
Skin: Atomic (SLurl) Grace, DB, Buff, Irish Green
Earrings and Necklace: Jewellery Exchange (SLurl) Ivanna, Silver/Onyx, March at Brandy's Attic (Thanks Belinda!)
Hair: Exile (SLurl) Paige, Cranberry, TDR blue
Eyes: Poetic Colors (SLurl) Moon, Autumn, m, bright, freebie
Pose: Label Motion (SLurl) Poses & hat pack, #1, new location!, Group Gift

How about some inspiring art? I recommend you take a look at Bryn Oh's "Annas Many Murders" on Originalia (SLurl)

3/15/12

Alana sends Fanmail

Ok, so you know I have been a huge fan of Howear (SLurl) and Duce (SLurl) for ages now. Well today I have great news for you. Duce is now doing mens shoes as well! And today there is a cool set on the 25l promo wall at Howear.

This is what Saint, the owner and designer of Duce said in the notice:
"Today on the L$25 wall at Ho Wear, DUCE has a his and hers boots Over Lord for the MEN and Over lord Goddess for the ladys. Heidi has an outfit in 5 colors called "Lexy" HAVE A GREAT DAY".

Well great day indeed.
I was staring at Heidi's outfits and Saints boots and going "man they make all their hard work look effortless, and do such a damn good job, constantly".

Congrats Saint!

3/12/12

Amsterdam


Outfit details:

Skin: YS&YS (SLurl) Alice, cool, TDR
Hair: Exile (SLurl) Jules, Maple, TDR Blue
Shoes: Duce (SLurl) Speed Metal, Grape
Eyes: Poetic Colors (SLurl) Moon, Autumn, m, bright, freebie
Tattoo: Cannibelle (SLurl) Khloris, Faded Black Ink, pack has fresh and faded, colored and black ink (Thanks Annabelle!)
Top and panties: Cannibelle: Karin Lingerie, Black 3
Pants: MGS (SLurl) Damage jeans, Brown (I used without the cuffs)

Pose: Label Motion (SLurl) NYG  6, freebie

Location: Amsterdam, since 2004, Centraal Station, DeJordaan Damrak Holland, Amsterdam (SLurl)

3/9/12

Dark side of the moon


Outfit details:

Gown: Paris Metro Couture (SLurl) Singed Sequin II, Platinum (Thanks Kalli!)
Eyes: Poetic Colors (SLurl) Moon, Autumn, m, dark, freebie
Tattoo: Cannibelle (SLurl) Siri, Faded Black Ink, pack has fresh and faded, colored and black ink, out 10th of March (Thanks Annabelle!)
Hat: The Mad Hattery (SLurl) Gothic Valentine's hat
Skin: Chandelle (SLurl) 2Pale, Make 2, Skins and hair hunt (Website)
Hair: Mina (SLurl) Puk, black, SAHH

Pose: Label Motion (SLurl) NYG  2, freebie

Location: Raynewind's Lothlorien, Alurel (SLurl) Residental area, free to roam, but respect privacy and do not enter lived in houses. Read rules available in kiosks.

3/3/12

Sweet and sour


Outfit details:

Top: Chantelle (SLurl) White top, freebie
Hair: Nikita Fride (SLurl) Bright Naughty, Sweet Mixed, Skin and hair hunt (Website)
Skin: Censored (SLurl) Zaya, SAHH
Pants: Cashmere (SLurl) Blow Jeans, blue, 30l
Shoes: Rebel -X (SLurl) Aki Flats, Leather, yellow
Necklace: Rebel -X: Onigiri, freebie
Hoodie: 1 Hundred (SLurl) Cropped Hoodie, Jack Or Jill Hunt
Ring: The Jewellery Exchange (SLurl) Sunflower Silver/Gold
Eyes: Red Mint (SLurl) No.03

Pose: Frooti (Website) 52 WoC , Week 9, Dandelion 3, Subo group gift

2/29/12

Leather and chains


Congratulations to Heidi of Howear for hitting the 5000 group members milestone! Her outfits are always great quality, very detailed, and uniquely her style. I love the way she uses fabrics and other materials. The clothes are easy to mix and match with Howear items and other stylish fashion brands.

Heidi has a new outfit out every weekday. The outfits are available for 25 lindens during the first day of their release.
Neighboring sim, short walk away, houses a shoe store called Duce, which has a great group too with free group gift versions of shoes sometimes shown on the 25l board at Howear.

Several colors of the outfit, shown in these pictures, are on the 25l promo board for today. Blue one is a free gift to celebrate 5000 members.

Outfit details:

Outfit: HoWear (SLurl) Biker beauty, blue.
Collar: Lolapop (Website) Triple Goddess Posture Collar, dark blue
Boots: HOC (SLurl) Noir
Earrings: Eluzion (SLurl) Xanthia
Hair: Dura (SLurl) Wood Bark, Celebration, Group Gift
Skin: Censored (SLurl) Aimi, MMP
Mouth Chain: Beauty Code (SLurl) Knuckle, Designer Circle, freebie
Eyes: Redgrave (SLurl) Air

2/27/12

There's only butterflies


Outfit details:

Ankle Boots: SLC (SLurl) Suede, brown, mesh, 60l we
Sweater: Secret Store (SLurl) Kimono Sweater, Bamboo
Skin: Al Vulo (SLurl) Corinna, Love Motion, Porcelain, group gift
Hair: D!va (SLurl) Yoko, Ruby, limited color, group lucky board
Leggings: Sleeping Koala (SLurl) Bandage, Sunshine Yellow (Thanks, Koala!)
Hair accessory: Naminoke (SLurl) at SGB (SLurl) Rose Hair Stick, freebie
Bag: GoK (SLurl) Slime Bag, Zombie Popcorn Hunt (Website)
Bracelet: Smexy (SLurl) JD, Blue, Designer circle, freebie
Eyes: Redgrave (SLurl) Air
Pose: Label Motion (SLurl) JCee Pose 2, with hud and stand (Thanks Anne!)

Texture: USC Textures (SLurl) Japanese 1, sit&win today