Thursday, January 18, 2018

fallen angel


[hair] Truth - Rumor
[bra] Blueberry - Icon (NEW @ the main store)
[skirt] Blueberry - Icon (NEW @ the main store)
[panties] Blueberry - Icon (NEW @ the main store)
[wings] Blueberry - Icon (NEW @ the main store)
[halo] #30 Blueberry - Angelberry -Common- Halo - Silver
[body] Maitreya
[blood] Izzie's - Face & Body Blood & Wounds
[pose] DM - Catching Teardrops

More info about the Blueberry Icon set here.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sassy's labor of love

Tres Chic opened today and ChicModa released a floor length gown for the event - a labor of love! I've heard some horror stories about what creators go through designing floor length gowns but Sassy made it look effortless. I'm so honored to have this beautiful dress named after me and I was also lucky enough to collaborate with the lovely Ana on this pic. Click over to her blog to see her version and give her some flickr love. She's the brand manager for ChicModa, Sassy's sister from another mister and one helluva cool lady.


on Ana (left)
[hair] Truth - Zoya (March VIP gift)
[dress] ChicModa - Ellen (NEW @ Tres Chic)
[necklace] Kunst - Flower Necklace
[ears] Mandala - Steking Ears Season 5
[head] Catwa - Sofia
[body] Maitreya
[skin] ItGirls - Cleo Tan
[shape] her own
[cig] Kunst - Long Cigarette Holder plain

on me (right)
[hair] Truth - Ryleigh
[dress] ChicModa - Ellen (NEW @ Tres Chic)
[necklace] MG - Amalfi Silver Moon
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League - Sadie
[lips] League
[shape] my own

[pose] WetCat - On Heel no. 4

decor:
[Mesh] Grand Piano - Black : by Dekute Dekore
.:UR:. Extra Long Drapes - 1 (full perm mesh)
striped mocha - pearl candelabra - charcoal x2
Kuro - String lights curtain (white) Brighter
VARONIS - Noir Background
Ariskea[Nordica]  Hybrid Roses Peach x2


ChicModa
marketplace
main store
flickr
flickr group
facebook

girl in the coffee shop

Since I was born and raised in Starbucks country, naturally I stick to the independent coffee shops....



wearing:
[hair] Truth - Taren
[dress] ChicModa - Robin (NEW @ Cosmopolitan)
[necklace] Real Evil - Aletta Photo Necklace
[bracelet] Maxi Gossamer - Hampton Boho
[bag] Zaara - Patchwork clutch *indigo*
[coffee] Reign - Doodle Cup Latte (animated)- PSL #5
[body] Maitreya

[pose] An Lar - the Anna Series no. 4 (modified using KWM body fix to adjust the head angle, and arm bent via coffee cup)

Serenity Style- la buvette gacha - New exclusive for the January round of PocketGacha**
Large Table
Crepe Plate
Chair x2
Capuccino Mug x2
Wallart
counter
Bunch of Mugs x5
Coffee Machine RARE
la buvette Sign
Wall Light
la buvette  ULTRA RARE

other decor:
dust bunny . darling hanging plant
Serenity Style- Fish my cheese
Serenity Style- Belen  Belen Tiny Houses 3
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 09. Newspaper Stand
GCD -  Cash Register Prop Version (No Script) v1.8
hive // vintage straw dispenser
AF Tea Time Tins
uK - La confiserie With Love Board
uK - La confiserie Happiness Board
Second Spaces - Not Too Shabby Kitchen - candy scale (white)
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 18. Wall Art - But First Coffee
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 08. Hanging Cups
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 12. Muffin Tray
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 11. Donut Tray
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 22.  Sleeve Tray x2
[Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso - 22. Cup Stack
--ANHELO-G02_13-178GA :: kitchen shelf
Second Spaces - Not Too Shabby Kitchen - sink (white)
{what next} Sierra Coffee Mugs Decor (cream)
Wine & Cheese Set - Plate -  x2


**About PocketGacha:
This is a monthly shopping event where you shop directly from a hud, which you can get for free on the marketplace and either buy tokens in world or have the hud access your lindens directly. Click here to watch a tutorial and here for their official website.


ChicModa
marketplace
main store
flickr
flickr group
facebook









Sunday, January 14, 2018

dream room



(left - right)
WHOLE.WHEAT - Damask Crumpled Curtain
tarte. hanging planter (cement)
tarte. hanging planter (clay)
.peaches. Rustic Accents - Single Square - Unicorn
Essenz - Romania (Deco 3) (group gift)
tarte. old wood table
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
.cosmic peaches.  - LeatherBound Photo Album - Black
Second Spaces - Cluttered House - unopened mail
Second Spaces - Cluttered House - by-the-door catch-all
hive // fir tree A
hive // fir tree B
ARIA & The Loft - Ambrose Curtains
tarte. old floor lamp (bronze)
tarte. restored desk
tarte. desk clutter
tarte. jar plant
19.erratic / coc - book stack II
tarte. potted orchid
tarte. typewriter
tarte. picture frame (grey)
tarte. bookstack 
tarte. plush bench (worn)
JIAN Posh Pups :: Sandy & White
tarte. knit rug
Stockholm&Lima:Lover's Trail-Hers (Deco(c)rate Feb '16)
16.erratic / lsm - house slippers - king (slink)
28.erratic / cwe - stack of books
dust bunny . storybook living . suitcase stack
{what next} Resolutions Wall Print (colours)
tarte. dreams print
tarte. quote print
tarte. dream string light
tarte. star marquee
tarte. oval frame
tarte. love print
Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera
tarte. traveler's tapestry
tarte. chic picture shelf RARE
tarte. tin vase & twig
tarte. hanging candle (bronze)
tarte. rotary phone
tarte. round table (white washed)
tarte. pallet floor bed - PG (NEW Uber)
Garbaggio // Shoe Rack
Essenz - Caracas (Deco 3) (group gift)
tarte. reading book
.peaches. Anarchists Records Scattered

tarte. primrose skybox (snowy windows) (NEW @ C88)


(left - right)
Essenz - Romania (Deco 3) (group gift)
tarte. old wood table
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
.cosmic peaches.  - LeatherBound Photo Album - Black
Second Spaces - Cluttered House - unopened mail
Second Spaces - Cluttered House - by-the-door catch-all
ARIA & The Loft - Ambrose Curtains
tarte. old floor lamp (bronze)
tarte. restored desk
tarte. desk clutter
tarte. jar plant
19.erratic / coc - book stack II
tarte. potted orchid
tarte. typewriter
tarte. picture frame (grey)
tarte. bookstack 
JIAN Posh Pups :: Sandy & White
tarte. plush bench (worn)
tarte. bookstack 


(left - right)
tarte. tin vase & twig
tarte. hanging candle (bronze)
tarte. rotary phone
tarte. round table (white washed)
tarte. oval frame
tarte. love print
tarte. dreams print
tarte. quote print
tarte. dream string light
{what next}Resolutions Wall Print (colours)
Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera
tarte. chic picture shelf RARE
tarte. pallet floor bed - PG
28.erratic / cwe - stack of books
Garbaggio // Shoe Rack

Essenz - Caracas (Deco 3) (group gift)

Tarte:
marketplace
main store

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Vanilla Tarte

Vanilla Bae photo contest❤


wearing:
[hair] Truth - Caralisa (NEW @ the main store and marketplace)
[choker] Varonis - Coven Choker
[shirt] * Vanilla Bae * Jessy Shirt
[tat] [M]A.C. [D]ESIGN - Infinity
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[pose] FOXCITY - Fixated no. 2

decor:
Serenity Style- Romance Vanity
ARIA & The Loft - Ambrose Curtains
Soy. SHOW FLYERS
Second Spaces - Makeup Junkie - foundation
Serenity Style- Romance Make Up decor
Second Spaces - Makeup Junkie - eyes
28.erratic / cwe - stack of books
Serenity Style- Romance Puf
JIAN Posh Pups :: Sandy & White
Stockholm&Lima:Lover's Trail-Hers (Deco(c)rate Feb '17) (clothing clutter)
tarte. oval frame
tarte. love print
tarte. tin vase & twig
Serenity Style- Romance Boxes
tarte. hanging candle (bronze)
Serenity Style- Romance Rose
tarte. round table (white washed)
tarte. chic picture shelf RARE
tarte. pallet floor bed - PG (NEW @ Uber)
-tres blah- Jolie - Handheld Mirror

tarte. primrose skybox (snowy windows) (NEW @ C88)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

if it makes you happy

Being that I'm more dialed in to social media than I was before joining Second Life, I've been getting a lot of exposure to the opinions of others who don't know me, yet have ideas about what I do nonetheless. Although they aren't specifically aiming their comments at me, I've still been prompted to give it some thought. At first I was offended to see people claim that blogging in Second Life killed creativity and reduced us to low level marketers but I understand now that those words describe how they feel and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of those of us who have a passion for it. During one particular discussion, someone linked me to this post which pretty much hit the nail on the head in terms of why I do it. For me, blogging forces my mind to break from the thoughts of everyday stressors and focuses my energy on something which demands my attention, while at the same time challenging me creatively. The fact that I really love what I do means that I get into this zone where I'm totally present and engaged. And I do believe it's good for my mind and body.







Deco(c)rate January 2018:
BIGBULLY Julia Console
BIGBULLY Julia Gold-Framed Print
MudHoney Audrey Art
MudHoney Audrey Sconce - Bronze
:CP: Champagne Flute Chair
DaD "Vintage rotary phone" c/m V.1.0
DaD "Vintage phone table" c/m V.1.0
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Cards
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Gloves&Pearls
.peaches. Impassioned Vanity - Seat w/ Animations
.peaches. Impassioned Vanity - DECOR
.peaches. Impassioned Vanity - Roses
Pewpew! Little Rounded Candle x2
:CP: Champagne Patio Palm Plant
Daybed Claire (PG) CHEZ MOI
[Kres] Chandelier
CONVAIR Circular Pattern Rug
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Binoculars
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Binoculars Case
BackBone Fancy Table - Small
llorisen // wilby pied-a-terre skybox

other:
Second Spaces - Treat Yourself - Travel - necessities
Second Spaces - Mood Lighting - tabletop2
Dutchie gift: 50 euro's
:[P]:- Vintage Canvas Print:// Auer
:CP: Anita Art 3
Serenity Style- All for love suitcase
Essenz - Aruba (Deco 2) (shoe clutter - group gift)
-tres blah- Golden Cage - Sweet Nothings
Apple Fall Bathroom Lotions
-tres blah- Jolie - Vintage Bottle
{Petite Maison} Powder Brush x2
Second Spaces - Makeup Junkie - foundation
Second Spaces - Makeup Junkie - eyes
Apple Fall Make-up Brush Assortment w/ Horn Jar
{what next} Hearts Alarm Clock (ivory)
Apple Fall 'Lucky Numbers' Cigarettes & Tray
Second Spaces - Cluttered House - unopened mail
19.erratic / lsm - clothing clutter - male
tarte. gazebo curtains (Luxe Box August 2017)

If you missed this month, you can still buy the January Deco(c)rate at the headquarters here.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

girl's night

I had the opportunity to collaborate with another fabulous blogger last night. Kyrene, who's an amazing photographer, has been blogging for a little over two years and another one of the many great ladies I've connected with through Facebook. She shares the blog with her "twin" Arwen, who also does beautiful work. Check them both out on flickr: Kyrene  Arwen




what I'm wearing (left)
[hair] Truth - Ember
[top] Blueberry - Girls Night Bra Top (NEW @ C88) ::main sim:: ::cam 1:: ::cam 2::
[skirt] Blueberry - Girls Night Split Skirt (NEW @ C88) ::main sim:: ::cam 1:: ::cam 2::
[shoes] Empire - Loosestrife (NEW @ C88) ::main sim:: ::cam 1:: ::cam 2::
[bag] Ison - Holo bag
[necklaces] RealEvil - Noelle Necklace
[tat] [M]A.C. [D]ESIGN - Infinity
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie

[shape] my own

[pose] Double Take - Wander Lust

what Kyrene is wearing (right)
[hair] Truth - AveryElena (April VIP gift)
[top] Blueberry - Girls Night Bra Top (NEW @ C88) ::main sim:: ::cam 1:: ::cam 2::
[skirt] Blueberry - Girls Night Split Skirt (NEW @ C88) ::main sim:: ::cam 1:: ::cam 2::
[shoes] Blueberry - Zuzu Boots/Fishnet Stockings
[accessories] Cae - Valeria Collection (New @ FaMESHed)
[tat] Nanika - Kara
[head] Lelutka - May
[body] Maitreya
[skin] Ascendant - Lori - LELUTKA (coming to Ultra Jan. 15th)
[shape] her own

[pose] an lar - the Dottie Series no.5

decor
[backdrop] anxiety %shoplifters
Soy. Safety Pinned Torn Tapestry
FIRE BARREL WITH SMOKE - free gift - Urban Jungle
Candy Crunchers - Cement Blocks - Decor
Peaches N Cream - 'Don't Worry Beer Happy' Beer Trash

{vespertine} outdoor bulb lights / 4 building- long- shining

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Caralisa




[hair] Truth - Caralisa (NEW @ the main store and marketplace)
[top] ChicModa  - Josie Sweater
[pants] Addams- Real Worn Jeans
[necklace] Maxi Gossamer - Fairy Infinity
[tat] Carol G - Cute Black Cat
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[shape] my own
[pose] RKPoses Jas no.4
[fairy] Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Dancer Green
[background] ANE Deco Curtain Double-sided side (3li)  (tintable)

puppy love

(title by Jacica)




[hair] (pic no.1) Truth - Farryn (pic no.2) Truth - Josette
[top] Blueberry - Ace
[pants] Rebel Hope  - Jayda Mesh Lingerie
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[pose] addme - Pose#087-1mirror

Lisp - Jasmine Silk Rug - Blue
JIAN Pupper Parlor :: 8. Silver Bow Companion Yorkie
what next Vintage Space Heater (NEW for FLF 1-5-18)
PILOT - Phone w/ Earbuds
Nutmeg. Rattan Tote Carry, Biege
Serenity Style - Janire Vintage Coat Rack
brocante. modern chair / linen ink
Apple Fall Liberty Sketchbook
+Half Deer+ Book Clutter - Stack - Dark x2
Apple Fall Open Book
Dust Bunny . potted rubber tree
.peaches. The Beauty Within Table (Slow Fall)
21.erratic/ lsm - breakfast - granola

Varonis - Noir Background

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

snow rebel


[hair] Truth - Loni [Headband]
[dress] Rebel Hope - Tally Mesh Sweater Dress  (NEW @ FaMESHed) ::main sim:: ::cam sim::
[warmers] Rebel Hope - Wella Mesh Knit Leg Warmers (NEW @ FaMESHed) ::main sim:: ::cam sim::
[shoes] Rebel Hope - Maddie Mesh Shoes  Rebel Pack
[pup] Jian - Cheeky Chihuahuas BOX 11. Tan Held
[bag] ::C'est la vie !:: Manon Bag Gacha(white)
[bubble gum] Catwa
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[shape] my own
[pose] WetCat - TTB no. 13
[landscaping] Studio Skye (Skye Enchanted Tree Tunnel)
[landscaping] hive// fir tree set . snowy
[fence] Serenity Style- Aegeas Fence


Monday, January 1, 2018

helpless

2017 started out with too much pain and suffering for some of my loved ones in real life. Luckily, by the end of the year I got to watch each of them heal. I try not to internalize the pain of those I care deeply about but since I'm human, I still struggle with that at times which is probably why I tend to limit the number of people in that pool. There are some in world who I've grown to care deeply about over the last year, despite vowing not to. It's different here though since everything is typed instead of spoken and since there's no eye contact, it's a lot easier to hide frustration and filter my words. Even so, I found myself telling a dear friend how frustrated I was that they were suffering and in the process probably made them back off a little on what they share with me. I know I'm helpless against other people's problems but I still get this impulse to start running my mouth. So I started this new year mildly disappointed in my humanness.



[hair] Truth - Tinsley (December VIP gift)
[top] Paper Arrow - Cozy Turtleneck (Decemebr Luxe Box)
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[eyes] Amara Beauty - Justine (April Powder Pack)

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New year!

It's been just over a year since I started this blog and so much has changed since then. I'm hoping in 2018 I can get back into writing more about my experiences in addition to blogging for my favorite stores. For this picture I collaborated with my friend and fellow Truthie, Fionne Burleigh-Vixen. She's just getting started blogging and currently shares a blog with a friend. Check it out here.


what Fionne is wearing (left)
[hair] Truth - Posy
[dress] ZAHiRA -ice- Blue
[rings] Amala - The Lumi Stacking Rings
[headband] Cosmic Dust - Happy New Year Headband (FLF 12-29-17)
[ears] Mandala - Simple
[body] Maitreya
[head] AK - Lulu
[skin] 7 Deadly Skins - Key in Cloud
[shape] Enchanted Auras Custom
[pose] WetCat- Emanuel no. 5



what I'm wearing (right)
[hair] Truth - Halona (NEW @ Uber)
[dress] Rebel Hope  - Francesca
[headband] Cosmic Dust - Happy New Year Headband (FLF 12-29-17)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[shape] my own
[pose] an lar - the Annette Series - Four

decor
peaches Stack of Magical Books
peaches Vintage Phone Seat & Phone
Jian Christmas Tree 2017 Decorated
keke 2018 silver . high lod (NEW @ Uber)
hive // celebration balloons set (NEW @ Uber)
Ison - folded leather clutch (black)


VARONIS - Noir Background (NEW @ Shiny Shabby)




Saturday, December 30, 2017

it runs on natural gas

Recently I put my name in for a gag gift swap and silly photo collab contest and was paired with Melly, who I collaborated with just two weeks ago. When she told me she just got me a box of crap, I assured her that crap would go perfectly with what I got her...



Once again, she was an excellent sport and very patient with my constant scene-tweaking. Click over to her blog to check out her take on the situation.

what I'm wearing (left)
[hair] Truth - Astra
[top] Cosmic Dust - Holiday Sweater (gift from Melly)
[pants] Addams - real Worn Jeans
[glasses] TBF Aviator Sunglasses With Windscreen Wipers (gift from Melly)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly

[pose] Poserz - Photobomb 001

what Melly is wearing (right)
[hair] DOUX - Daphne (Blondes)
[top] Cosmic Dust - Holiday Sweater (Polar) RARE
[pants] Blueberry - Gracie
[shoes] REIGN - 12 days of Reignmas Day 7
[antlers] Blueberry - Jolly Holidays Unisex Antlers
[beverage] Brocante - Koozie (Bottle Sip) RARE
[sunglasses] Energie - Aviator Glasses

Toilet: Lewd Pooper Patrol (Gift from Ellen)


DECOR
.peaches. Rock On Wall Art - Smol 2
REIGN.- Arianna Sneakers 12 Days of Reignmas (DAY 7)
.peaches. Anarchists Records Scattered
Peaches 'N Cream - CESP - Video Games (gift from Melly)
FIRE BARREL NO SMOKE
Peaches 'N Cream - 'Tits Out' Sorority Banner (gift from Melly)
.peaches. Rock On Wall Art - Smol 1
Candy Crunchers - Cement Blocks - Decor
.peaches. Rock On Wall Art - Smol 1


VARONIS - Coven Background Skybox Scene [RARE]

Monday, December 25, 2017

it's Reigning gifts

On the twelve days of Reignmas
my Reign Clause gave to me 
a whole bunch of awesome for free!


7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 5
7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 4
7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 1
7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 3
7mad;Ravens Pillow/Crate Christmas
[DDD] Holiday Gift Boxes - Decorative
REIGN.- UKULELE - #3
Astralia - Wrapping gifts decor (pink/red)
Astralia - Wrapping gifts decor (green/red)
.peaches. Virgin No More (decor only)
.peaches. Stand By You Papasan Chair (NEW @ N°21)
Sway's [Ice Skate] Throw Pillow 
*katat0nik* (PP snow baby) Flying Doll
{RW} Holiday Gift Box Assortment 
-tb- Rotary Phone - Cream
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray
dust bunny . gingerbread ornaments 
dust bunny . homemade gingerbread hearts
JIAN Fallow Fawn Companion 
{moss&mink} All that Glitters - Gift Pile (pastel)
7mad;Ravens Pillow/Crate Magic
Serenity Style- Loly  GIFTS BAG
{what next} Holiday Nutcracker  - Drummer (SMALL)
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 - Greenwich Trunk Dark
.peaches. Stack of Magical Books
Sintiklia - Snow frame rectangular snow
--ANHELO-T04BL-17CGA :: christmas 2017 (blue) ( in the window)
REIGN.- 12 Days of Reignmas (JUST A BAG OF COAL) (day 5)
REIGN.- MARSHMALLOW LOVER COCOA- TIS THE SEASON (day 3)
REIGN.- MARSHMALLOW LOVER COCOA- COZY (day 3)
REIGN.- MARSHMALLOW LOVER COCOA- FA LA LA (day 3)
REIGN. - Glitter Holiday Heels (day 1)
REIGN.- PATTERN PUMPS (day 8)
REIGN.- MARSHMALLOW LOVER COCOA- SWEATER WEATHER (day 3)
REIGN.- DRINK AND BE MERRY MUG (CHOCOLATE MILK) (day 6)
REIGN.- Arianna Sneakers (Maitreya-Flat) Regular (day 7)

wearing:
[hair] Truth - Imani
[dress] Reign - Robichaux Uniform
[socks n slippers] Reign - Reigndeer Slippers and Socks (day 2)
[antlers] Blueberry - Jolly Holiday Unisex Antlers
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[pose] the owl - Don't Call Me #1

Taken in the Scarlet Creative Nikolai Dacha (@ C88 until Jan 7) 



Happy holidays

What an interesting year this has been, in both worlds. In real life, a promotion at work made me rethink my assertion that I'm just an outsider in this industry, that I slipped in through the back door somehow and it would be found out any moment that I belong back in the retail hell from which I came. In Second Life I spent the year learning and exploring, both the virtual world and my creative interests. I've made some great connections with people I would never have met otherwise. As anyone who reads this blog knows, the bulk of those connections come from the Truth VIP group, which has been my home in Second Life since the beginning. I'm really enjoying watching Truth grow with every new release, which after 10 years in the business is pretty amazing. I can't wait to see what Second Life has in store for us all in 2018. Happy holidays everyone!


[hair] Truth - Halona (NEW @ Uber) ::main sim:: | ::cam sim:: (Also as usual, Amber is VIP shopping for the hair for VIPs)
[dress] Reign - Robichaux Uniform
[hair lights] ZMD ~ Zoya Twinkle Lights (not for sale - gift made by a Truthie)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[shape] my own
[pose] EvolvePoses - BabyIt'sCold 1.5

taken @ Oh Deer

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Zuzu



[hair] Truth - Gaea (January 2017 VIP group gift)**
[top] Blueberry - Zuzu Knotted Top (NEW @ the main store) alt location
[dress] Blueberry - Zuzu Mini Dress (NEW @ the main store) alt location
[shoes] Blueberry - Zuzu Boots (NEW @ the main store) alt location
[pose] the Owl - Single Pose Pack #4.1
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[shape] my own

Studio Skye - Skye Alligator Apple Bush (small leaf)

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

happy little winter shed

This is my happy little winter shed.





NEW @ Shiny Shabby:
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood Shed
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowMan 1
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowMan 2
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowMan 3
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowMan 4
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowMan 5
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowBird  1
Serenity Style- Andres Happy Mood SnowBird  2

NEW @ Lootbox:
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Dancer Green x4
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Dancer Brown x3
Serenity Style- Danna Dancer Fairy Pink
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Lilac
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Pink
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy RARE x2

Serenity Style- LadyEllen's Rocking Toy Horse x2 (Exclusive prize for Mad Pea's Magical Christmas Hunt)
Serenity Style- Fish my cheese (Exclusive prize for Holiday Hunt)
Serenity Style- Loving Snowflakes
Serenity Style-Bri Wedding Lamp
Serenity Style- Rick Forest Rocking Chair
Serenity Style- Jules Fall Shelf
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Fence
{what next} Pine Tree Wall Decal
{what next} Winter Bird Feeder (snowy) - VIP Group Gift - December 2017
+Half Deer+ Metal Leaf Vines - Gold - Horizontal B x2
hive // fir trees B . snowy (@ Tannenbaum until Dec. 25)
hive // fir tree C . snowy (@ Tannenbaum until Dec. 25)
Studio Skye Snow Formations 5 Wind Sculpt
Studio Skye Snowy Rock Cliff 2
dust bunny . string lights . white . type d (@ Tannenbaum until Dec. 25)
dust bunny . string lights . white . type a (@ Tannenbaum until Dec. 25)
{what next}  Bellevie Chair 3 (Bento)


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

man makeover

A few months ago, a friend of mine got a new mesh body and head for the first time. Because it was me who pointed him in the direction of which ones to get and helped him understand roughly how to use them, I felt driven to help him complete the look. All he did was ask if I could help him adjust the shape of his head a bit and before I knew it I was volunteering to give him a complete makeover. It sounded fun at the time, until I realized how different it is for men and women. I didn't know the first thing about men's clothes or where to get them. It took me 20 minutes to understand the body hud and even more time to figure out why, when I turned my graphics up to ultra his skin looked like he'd been in a mud fight - and it wasn't lag. I also realized it's taken me almost a year to get comfortable editing my own shape and that included looking back at pictures as time went on and constantly tweaking the sliders.

Luckily, I got a notecard from a very helpful guy filled with landmarks and info on clothes, skins, hair and more. So here it is, my first attempt at a man makeover. I still have some tweaking to do on his shape but overall I'm actually pretty satisfied with the way it turned out.


Before and after

Before - the biggest shoes in Second Life 


[hair] Exile Alternate Ideas
[coat] Deadwool Admiral Pea Coat
[pants] Deadwool Broberry Jeans Washed gray
[shoes] Deadwool Mancessities Chelsea Boots Black + all colors RARE
[body] Belleza Jake
[head] Catwa Daniel
[skin] Stray Dog Levi Tone 04
[pose] Expressive Poses Free For Men (1L on the marketplace)

Taken @ Arranmore



Sunday, December 17, 2017

more than a hobby

I've been writing in blogs and online journals since around 2001 and have always enjoyed contributing to online discussions about a variety of topics so it was only natural that I would take to Second Life. This particular platform combines all my previous digital hobbies and supplements it with a visual element possessing a sort of hyperrealism - something missing from the other platforms. At the core of it however, is the humans who make up the virtual world. Because of a vast array of options at our disposal, most wind up exploring some form of artistic expression or another and that's what I love about Second Life almost more than the people themselves. It's also allowed me to discover creative passions I didn't even know I possessed and some of the challenges I've accepted have made me dig deeper into myself to explore the inner workings of my mind. Maybe that's the purpose of a creative hobby and I just didn't get the memo. Either way, I'm digging it.


The artistic expression of one of the residents of Second Life - Truth Hawks - has made him incredibly successful and well known and I'm glad he hired such an amazing person to look after his customers. She's built a community which has provided me with a homebase for much of my social interaction in world and I'm so happy to be a part of it, first as a blogger and now as the chat mod for the VIP group as well.


wearing:
[hair] Truth - Ginevra (November VIP group gift with new updated holiday headband textures)
[dress] *COCO*_NordicSweaterDress(Green)
[pants] Addams// Real Worn Out Jeans // Ocean
[shoes] *COCO* _SnowBoots+Socks(DarkBrown)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa- Lilly
[shape] my own
[skin] League- Sadie
[eyes] Amara Beauty - Justine (April Powder Pack)


[pose] Double Take - Wanderlust

decor:
{what next} Alpine Igloo
Studio Skye Four Season Oak Tree
Studio Skye Snowy Cliffs and Rocks
Studio Sky Snow Formations Building Set

Join the TRUTH VIP Group to receive a monthly exclusive hairstyle, early access to sales & news:

paste the following link into local chat:

secondlife:///app/group/7ebc6331-a002-2735-2597-c7badaae368a/about

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Blues For Christmas

To be honest, I just wanted an excuse to post this song.


I've always loved Christmas  - the lights, the excuse to dress up and especially the music but usually I spare people my playlists (although I can't imagine anyone not loving the blues). Anyhoo, here is my second collab which I did with the fabulous Nickie Rose, another kind and patient fellow blogger who agreed to work with me. I can't get enough of being among such talented supportive people. I'm amazed pretty much every time I log in and still can't believe they treat me like one of their own. That might be part of why I'm not as afraid to accept creative challenges as I am in the physical world. Check out Nickie's blog and flickr.




on me (left)
[hair] Truth - Ophelia
[dress] Lybra - Ara Dress Baby Blue (NEW @ FaMESHed)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lilly
[skin] League - Sadie
[lips] S.E Catwa Balada Lipstick VERS.003 (November Powder Pack)
[eyes] Amara Beauty - Justine (April Powder Pack)
[nails] (AMD) Nail Essentials - Holiday Nails
[shape] my own


on Nickie (right)
[hair] Magika Seven Days HUD 01
[dress] Lybra - Ara Dress Blue (NEW @ FaMESHed)
[necklace] Just Beacuse Abby Necklace (NEW @ Pay It Forward)
[rings] Kibitz Carlotte Rings Onyx for Maitreya - (NEW @ Kustom9)
[body] Maitreya
[head] LAQ - Scarlet
[nails] Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Stars of the Zodiac Gacha (NEW @ Imaginarium)
[eyes] Mesange Natsu
[makeup] SlackGirl Lucia Eyeshadow Omega
[skin] Glam Affair Lola for LAQ America (NEW @ Kustom9)
[shape] Quenby Scarlet Shape

[pose] FOXCITY. Infinity Bento Pose

[tree] JIAN Christmas Tree 2017 Decorated (NEW @ FaMESHed)

Taken @ the Looking Glass