Friday, August 18, 2017

Goodbye, blue Monday

The latest Rewind event is in full swing and the theme is "70s Punk". UnKindness has this Old Punk Hideout and it makes a pretty awesome picture setting. They also have a Lipstick Glam Lamp and a couple other 70s inspired items. 

taxi to Rewind (booth is straight ahead from the landing point in the back right corner)

Pose: Del May - Wall Sulk

Thursday, August 17, 2017

and the livin' is easy...

UnKindness - Tropical Loungers (Flamingo)
What Next - 'Coastal' Marlow End Table
Kalopsia - Old Plants - Matryoshka
Kalopsia - Old Plants - Green Pot
Kalopsia - Old Plants - Red Pot
Kalopsia - Old Plants - Blue Pot
Dust Bunny - Getaway Basket
Dust Bunny - Beach Bag
Apple Fall - 'Lucky Numbers' Cigarettes & Tray
What Next - Summer radio Decor
Apple Fall - Open Book
JIAN Pupper Parlor #8. Silver Bow Companion Yorkie
Dust Bunny - Hanging Flower Pot (mint)
Scarlet Creative - Moderno House (August Luxe Box)

[hair] Truth - Ambriel (June VIP gift)
[bikini] Blueberry (May Luxe Box)
[body] Maitreya
[skin] Essences - Lilo (July Powder Pack)

pose: addme #41

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Something so right

Truth sent out his gift to us over the weekend and he wasn't satisfied just sending a new style- he had to go one step further and add an entirely new hud with 32 rainbow shades. He also added the new hud to the VIP bangs collection, last month's group gift and the style currently on sale at Uber. The bangs and July group gift update are available in the main store but if you don't feel like putting on pants, he also made them available to grab in the group notices.

[hair] Truth - Elie (August group gift) worn with #12 bangs (swept left)
[top] Tres Bah - Atomic Crop Top (August Luxe Box)
[shorts] Tres Blah - Resort Shorts
[shoes] Empire - Thunbergia (August Luxe Box)
[clutch] Zaara - Patchwork Clutch (Holi)
[earrings] Izzie's - Cowrie Shells
[necklace] Izzie's - Cowrie Shells Choker
[bracelets] Disorderly&MoonAmore - 80s Party Time Jellys
[skin] League - Ella
[lips] Zibska - Roza (July Powder Pack)
[eyes] Slack Girl - Moon Eyes (May Powder Pack)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Lona
[pose] WetCat - Modeller #3

Location: Long Journey Cafe

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Goodnight Moon

UnKindness - Victorian Dreamscapes Available @ the Epiphany:
-Miss Moon
-House (RARE)

Vandelo - Harbor Bird Cage
UnKindness - Manhattan Loft Bed  (available soon in the main store)
Thor - Old Ottoman
Soy - Old Books W/Coffee  
Soy - Alley Garden Potted Plant
What next - Snake Plant
What next - Pothos Plant
What next - Cheese Plant
What next - Row of Books A
What next - Toasty Slippers (VIP group gift)
What next - Resolution Wall Prints (VIP group gift)
Bazaar - Arizona  - Entrance Art
Bazar - Traveler - Book & Clock
Kalopsia - Pile of Books
Kalopsia - Metal Planter
Apple fall - Open Book
Apple Fall - Reading Pile
Apple fall  - Still Life Observation w/Dust Sheet
Trompe Loeil - Vintage End Table
Pilot - Thick Book Stack

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Truth: "I don't know about this gardening outfit Ellen" 

Something tells me no one will notice the decor...

[hair] Truth - Taren with add-on *bangs (swept right narrow)
[dress] Rebel Hope - Delicate Dress (NEW @ FaMESHed)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] WetCat - Nala no.4

Raw shot taken in my back yard inside the Tarte Church Greenhouse from the June Luxe Box. The decor is from my various gacha/shopping binges and Deco(c)rates. If there's anything you're curious about, don't hesitate to ask.

As for the dress, you get your money's worth. She included panties with two color options, which can be turned on or off in the hud and the chest detail can also be turned on or off in the hud. The Rebel pack has four bonus colors not available in single purchases for both the dress and  matching heels (which she released along with the dress).

*bangs are available for VIPs in the main store.

Monday, July 31, 2017

makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yea...

...I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph, so mama don't take my Kodachrome away...

How does such a lighthearted classic pop song and an up-the-butt bikini bottom shot wind up segueing into a long-winded tangential commentary on Second Life such as the one below? Here's how.

It started out with a quick blurb about the differences between what my avatar wears in Second Life and what I wear in the real world. Looking for a title, "...greens of summer " seemed as good as any Paul Simon lyrics. I googled the song to see if it had a deeper meaning and found a Facebook post from 2012 which read:

The song “Kodachrome”, according to Paul Simon, is about the distortion of reality.

...and this came out.

I can't think of a better way to describe the internet. It's no secret it brings out the true nature of people by providing them a safe place to anonymously express elements of their personalities they might not express in the physical world. Sometimes the anonymity compounds all the nastiest bits, turning them into trolls on message boards. In virtual worlds however, there's the added piece of lifelike avatar representations. Then you have Second Life where experiences are only limited by one's imagination and there's no clear objective or road map, not to mention the time and effort it takes to learn how to maneuver. I think it's that investment of time and effort which could be the reason many people start to move past the desire to be keyboard warriors and pseudo intellectuals. We're more interested in playing out our real life fantasies on the screen. Well, most of us any way.

For better or worse, the majority of us are our true selves in Second Life when it comes to how we show up emotionally and mentally. That's reality. But we exist in our fantasy bodies, living in our fantasy houses. We dance our asses off for hours and don't sweat. We command entire mountains to rise up and move to our will. We fly, teleport, change our race, gender, and species with a few clicks. It's a heightened sense of reality, but a reality nonetheless thanks to the lifelike detail of the bodies, the landscape and the environment as a whole. Because we're only experiencing Second Life on a screen however, there's no confusion about the fact that we don't actually look like Barbie dolls and movie stars. Knowing that, our real world physical and material qualities aren't typically factored in to what people think of us. That levels the playing field considerably. 

Some choose to sink deep into the fantasy, attempting to use it to drown out the pains of their reality, but many choose to use it as an extension of their creative selves. Third party viewers provide tools which enable us to become photographers and landscape architects. We design and create goods, build businesses and generate virtual revenue. Some even get married and have babies. 

Real world limitations be damned.

In many ways, the loss of our physical selves and all the complications which come with them seems to be the catalyst for courage to put ourselves out there in ways we might not otherwise. Rejection is so much easier when you don't have to struggle to hide unconscious body language which betrays your disappointment. While that may seem like a minor thing, I'm convinced it's a big part of our subconscious aversion toward taking risks when it comes to expressing our creativity. I for one spent many years taking pictures and writing stories, making every excuse imaginable to not share with anyone but my closest friends when the real reason was my fear of rejection.

I've only been in Second Life for about a year. Since the bulk of it has been spent socializing, exploring, dancing, shopping and taking pictures, I can't speak for the so-called 'dark sexual underbelly' I read so much about on the rest of the internet in my first few weeks. I also know people have experienced profound betrayals, epic drama and that old familiar descent into keyboard warrior status. I know it's all there, it's just not my experience. If that were the case, I wouldn't have made it past the first month. To me, Second Life is many things but above all it's a most excellent creative outlet and I can't help but wonder what sort of real world effect it will one day have on my ability to put myself out there.

Oh right, and the picture...

[hair] Truth - Kasimire
[bikini] Rebel Hope - Brinkly
[tat] Carol G - Perfect Harmony
[body] Maitreya
[Skin] Essences - Lilo (July Powder pack)
[pose] addme no. 89-4

What Next - Sunflowers Bicycle Decor (July 21 FLF)
Pilot - Poolside - Flip Flops
Dust Bunny - My Summer Retreat - Shade Umbrella
Dust Bunny - My Summer Retreat - Beach Bag (cream)
Tartessos Arts - Holidays Beach Decor
Lisp - Bobble deck Chair (July 21 FLF)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Light through the trees

I discovered a new pose maker today. At my young age in Second Life, everyone is new to me but she's actually been in business since 2009. One of her poses reminded me of the ballets I used to watch at a local theater when I was little. I thought it went perfectly with ChicModa's pretty new dress and matching gifty choker from the 5th anniversary round of Cosmopolitan.

[hair] Truth - Tori (July group gift) w/new updated bangs (free for VIPs)
[dress] ChicModa - Mae (New @ Cosmopolitan) taxi to her booth here
[choker] ChicModa - Mae (Gift @ Cosmopolitan)
[rings] Codex - Sandy (@ eBento) note: wrist cuff and bracelet are part of the rings
[shoes] Kokoia - Halle
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa Lona
[pose] WetCat - Carmen no. 4
[location] the Enchanted Isle

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

satisfaction guaranteed

The latest round of Uber began yesterday and with it came that familiar collective groan in response to countless failed TP attempts. This month, the event is celebrating its third birthday and most participants brought in guest designers so there are twice as many wonderful things to buy - that is, if you can get in. Most months Truth releases one of his designs at the event and naturally, the Truthies are itching to get it the instant it comes out. Lucky for us, his CSR Amber offers herself up as personal shopper for the VIPs and starts taking orders for the hair right at midnight when Uber opens. And as luck would have it, our mod Luna is on a completely opposite time zone than Amber so there's usually always someone available to make sure no one has to wait until they're able to get onto the sim. So, less than a week after receiving our monthly group gift, we've got another new hair to squee over and this one has so many options, it ridiculous. He also threw in some sweet little daisy addons which can be worn on either side and came with their own hud to change the colors.

[hair] Truth - Margarita (NEW @ Uber) taxi to cam sim :: taxi to main sim
[dress] Tres Blah - Summer Dress (NEW @ Uber)
[necklace] Maxi Gossamer - Isolde
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[skin] Essences - Lilo (July Powder Pack)
[freckles] League
[eyebrows] League
[pose] baghold from Thalia Heckroth Backpack

Raw shot taken @ Retrospect

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Moment of Truth

Anyone in the Truth VIP group will tell you how spoiled we are. So it's no surprise that our expectations are high for each new design, and the pandemonium which ensues in the days leading up to the release of his monthly group gifts is pretty entertaining. Today he gave us our gift for July (a little later than usual due to the fact that he was finally able to escape for a much needed vacation) and he designed for us that summery side braid we wanted. But he also gave us the option to change which side the braid is on as well as the option to wear both braids, not to mention on/off buttons for each of the little side whisps - all in the stylist hud. And he put the gift in group notices so we don't even have to go to the store to get it!

[hair] Truth - Tori (July VIP gift) click here to join the in-world VIP group
[top] Tee*fy - Jenna tube Top (May Luxe Box)
[necklace] Maxi Gossamer - Fairy Infinity
[tat] Carol G - Just Love
[pants] Blueberry - DWL (classic)
[head] Catwa - Lona
[body] Maitreya
[skin] Essences - Lilo (July Powder Pack)
[freckles] Just Magnetized - Insta Beauty Set 2 (July Powder Pack)
[eyes] Izzie's - Moka Earthstones (July Powder Pack)
[brows] League
[pose] GingerFish - Rollin no. 5 (modified by straightening out the arms)

Raw shot taken @ Ash Falls

Destination Unknown #4

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”   
-Ray Bradbury

Excalibur Serendipity
This sim is described as a post apocalyptic, speculative fiction themed environment - a seasonal and ever-changing setting to photograph, role play or just hang out with friends. It also has an elaborate backstory. If you're not too squeamish, the creepy carnival in the Dystopia district has a gut-twisting roller coaster. Lots to see and do on this sim rife with urban decay.
Rating: M
Dystopia district @ Excalibur Serendipity
Field of Dreams
"The Human work is an eternal new beginning...
Drought, autumn rain, the ground draining away by the runoff. Human built these gardens terraces which punctuate the landscape from the bottom of the valleys to peaks with meadows, fruit orchards and vegetable garden..."
Blogger Inara Pey gives a lovely detailed description of it here
As of the creation of this post, the sim has been temporarily closed and a new sim will re-open soon. For status updates and new landmark, see Iska's picks.
Rating: M
Field of Dreams

From Greek style villas to rustic beachfront homes, partners Claudia and Chris Morrisey have built the perfect photogenic hang out spot on their aptly named sim, Vibrant Eden. This is a well-built sim and they've paid close attention to detail but didn't overdo it. There's lots to see and explore and plenty of room to roam around. Scattered throughout are many spots to sit and spend time with friends and loved ones. Checkout this video for the full tour.
Rating: A

Footprints in the Sand
Officially opened July 1st, this is a sprawling beach sim designed for photography and hanging out. Waves crash, gulls cry and sandpipers trill. The sim is comprised of many little sandy islands dotted with palm trees and throughout, you can find beach rentals which are separately parceled for privacy. The owner welshy (kristy.enyo) is always quick to return messages and answer questions. Anyone visiting can join the group for rez rights.
Rating: M
Footprints in the Sand

Ash Falls 
This sim is inspired by the Pacific Northwest so of course, being a native, I had to take a look. The whole thing is beautifully built and designed and just being there reminded me of all the time I've spent in the wilderness around the Cascades. There are subtle elements which to me are decidedly Pacific Northwestern in nature like the camping style picnic setup placed high on a trestle, a dilapidated old drive-in screen, all alone in a clearing and far off in the distance on the beach, a little coffeehouse complete with comfy seating. Back in the forest among the trees, I found a solitary set of power lines which seemed at first to be out of place in such a remote part of the forest but when I followed them, I found a spacious contemporary cabin with an open floorplan. The below image doesn't do it justice. The whole place has a very relaxing feel to it with several spots throughout to sit and cuddle or just chill. The group is free to join until the end of the month when they plan on hosting events there.
Rating: M
Ash Falls

Cerulean Mountain
Death awaits you...
The old man smelled like oil and stale cigarettes. 
He looks at you for a brief moment, shuffling in his vest pockets. 
He sighs and points to the house behind you. 
"In there. Clipboard. Read the notes there! Read 'em I tell ya! Daft fools come up here..." 
his voice trails off as he shakes his head. He pushes off from the landing, not looking back. You get the sense he is more than relieved to be leaving and won't be coming back for you.

That's the narration that pops up in local once you step off the boat. As you make your way through the abandoned mountain town on foot, you receive more narration. A lot of love went into establishing a backstory for this sim. One of the creators, Queen Herouin assured me before I went that the zombies were sleeping.
Rating: A
Cerulean Mountain

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Just slip out the back, Jack

ChicModa just released this super cute top at Cosmopolitan and I'm loving the ruffles and bows. She included huds in the single purchases which allow the ruffles and bows to be color changed.

[hair] Truth - Imani
[top] ChicModa - Jane (NEW @ Cosmopolitan) taxi to her booth here
[skirt] ChicModa - Sady Skirt 
[bag] Mustresse - Mona Bag
[glasses] Thalia Heckroth- Taselian Specs
[tat] Carol G - Meditation Flower Black (July group gift)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Artis- High F 18

Raw shot taken @ the Last Forever

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I've been watching the setting sun... it bounces off the avenue...turning to gold dust at my feet...

[hair] Truth - Imani
[top] Rebel Hope - Kellie
[Skort] Rebel Hope - Leah
[shoes] Rebel Hope - Antiqua Wedges
[bag] Belle Epoque - Summertime Bag (box) RARE
[earrings] Rebel Hope - Island Girl Tan Earrings (group gift)
[necklaces] AvaWay - Elephant Necklaces
[tat] Carol G - Indian Mandala
[sunglasses] Zoom - Stelar Glasses (closed version)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[skin] League - Ella
[pose] Infiniti - Fans (gift)

raw shot taken @ Good Memories  (rezzing allowed!)

Monday, July 3, 2017

On my way, don't know where I'm going...

So, ChicModa just released this simple little dress at the latest round of Cosmopolitan and it has the perfect balance of sweet and sexy. Don't know where I'm going now but at least I'm going to look damn good going there!

[dress] ChicModa - Julia (taxi to ChicModa booth @ Cosmopolitan)
[hair] Truth - Taja
[shoes] Empire - Jaborosa
[clutch] Zaara - Patchwork Clutch
[necklaces] Avaway - Elephant Necklaces
[bracelets] Construct - SL14B gift
[sunglasses] Izzie's - 90's Glasses
[tat] Carol G - Flying Flowers
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Infiniti - Fan! (gift)

Raw shot taken @ Saint Tropez

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Modish and a worn out pup

[hair] Truth - Elira (sans hat)
[top] Vinyl - Sophia Top - Mishi's Bad Dream (FLF June 23)
[glasses] Modish - Obscurity Shades
[earrings] Rebel Hope - Loriana Feather Earrings
[choker] Modish - DaisyLace
[skin & lips] Modish - Abby marketplace   :: main store
[pup] Jian - Jack Russel Terrier (May Luxe Box)
[head] Catwa - Lona
[body] Maitreya

Raw shot taken @ Whimberly

Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Rebel Hope at FaMESHed

It's that time again! FaMESHed opened today, filled with so many wonderful summery things and Rebel Hope outdid herself by releasing an entire outfit.

[hair] Truth - Sorcha
[top] Rebel Hope - Janelle
[bottoms] Rebel Hope - Tracy Skort
[shoes] Pure Poison - Illy Sandals
[bag] Reign - Beach Bag Doggy (Summer in the Sun Gacha Set)
[sunglasses] Thalia Heckroth - Taselian Specs
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Inspired Poses - P.H.A.T (free gift)

taxi to FaMESHed

Raw shot taken in the little coffee shop on the corner @ Floris

Friday, June 30, 2017

hazardous walk

[hair] Truth - Taren
[top] ChicModa - Hazel (March Bish Box)
[skirt] ChicModa - Aly (NEW) marketplace :: main store
[armband] RYCA -nc01
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] EvoLove - Kiss the Rain no. 8

Raw shot taken @ Hazardous

Sunday, June 25, 2017

hello, summer!

A new round of Uber opened up today and as usual, Truth released his latest hair. This one came with a perfectly textured floppy hat and I'm in love!

[hair] Truth - Taren (NEW @ Uber) main sim :: cam sim
[dress] Tres Blah - Summer Fete Dress RARE (still @ the Arcade for a few more days)
[shoes] Rebel Hope - Spring Fling Wedge
[glasses] Izzie's - Oversized Sunglasses
[bag] Zenith - Leather Circle Handbag
[coffee] Tres Blah - Iced Coffee (Golden Cage Gacha)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya
[pose] Tutys - Fashion Lookbook no. 2

Raw shot taken @ Neive
More about Uber @ Seraphim

Saturday, June 24, 2017

rock rebel - take 2

[hair] Truth - Rumor (June release) marketplace :: main store
[necklace] Real Evil - Noelle
[earrings] Mandala - Steking Ears
[bracelets] Eclipse - Tiny Round
[rings]  Meva - Bento Rings
[top] SYS - Rebel - Oversized Shirt (June Bish Box)
[pants] Razor - Lowrider Leather Pants (June Bish Box)
[shoes] Pure Poison - Rina Platforms (June Bish Box)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[drum set] MadPea (June Group Gift)
[scene] Come Soon Poses - Rebel Set (June Bish Box)
[pose] Double Take - Pose Fair 2017 gift

Bish Box Headquarters

Friday, June 23, 2017


Earthing is a fast-growing movement based on the discovery that connecting to the Earth's natural energy is foundational for vibrant health and since I can't really go around barefoot in real life (even in suburbia) I'll settle for letting my avi going shoeless. This however does not mean I've ended my love affair with shoes. 

Any way, Rebel Hope just released these leggings with 8 patterns (plus an additional 4 in the Rebel Pack) and they fit me like a glove.

[hair] Truth - Ambriel (June VIP group gift) join the group
[top] Rebel Hope - Kallie Crop Top
[pants] Rebel Hope - Roxy Wrap Leggings marketplace :: main store
[watch] Kibitz - Hearty Watch (March Bish Box)
[bracelets] Kibitz - Hearty Bracelets (March Bish Box)
[rings] Absolut Vendetta - Juno Bento Rings
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[tat] Bodink - Defoiled *gift*
[pose] Tutys - Fashion Lookbook no. 2

Raw shot taken @ Lick Sim Designs - Asian Fusion

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

rock rebel

[hair] Truth - Taja (color from the new multitone 2 hud) marketplace :: main store
[choker] Yummy - Tough Love Choker (June Bish Box)
[top] Minimal - Samsara Shirt (June Bish Box)
[shorts] Varonis - Zoey Leather Shorts (June Bish Box)
[bracelets] Kibitz - Jelly Bangles (April Bish Box)
[shoes] Razor - Harley Boots (April Bish Box)
[tat] (top) Dappa - Misfit (June Bish Box)
[tat] (bottom) Dappa - Bad Kitty (May Bish Box)
[tat] (face) IDTTY - Camelion (June Bish Box)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Nantra - Yes, Mistress no. 1 (modified w/hand and other poses)

Bish Box HQ

Raw shot taken @ Clocked Out bar & Venue

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shine on you crazy diamond

Truth does purple right!

[hair] Truth - Rumor (new in the main store)
[dress] ChicModa - Gemma
[earrings] Zaara - Malini
[tattoo] Letis - Nirvana
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya
[pose] Tuty - Iconic Girl no. 11

Raw shot taken @ Cool Rush

Truth and a country road

I was so excited to find out Truth had dropped a surprise release of two new hairs last night just three days after he sent us the group gift for June and a week after giving us an updated version of the Deja. He also released Imani a couple weeks ago at Uber and a few days before that, released three new hairs and updated a fourth. Kinda makes me wonder when he has time to sleep!

[hair] Truth - Sorcha (new in the main store)
[top] Tres Blah - Resort Sweater (new @ C88)
[shorts] Tres Blah - Resort Shorts (new @ C88)
[shoes] Vinyl - Springfield Flats (new @ C88)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona

I found this little dirt road at the Skull Creek sim where Ghost Bully's World is collecting donations for animal rescue. 100% of the proceeds go to no-kill animal shelters throughout the US and Canada. Aside from being for a good cause, it's also a beautiful sim so if you get the chance, do check it out.
The next event held @ Ghost Bully's

Monday, June 12, 2017

Beach Girl

[skin] Modish - Runa Face (body applier from Vega; May Powder Pack)
[eyes] Modish - Cara (April Powder Pack)
[brows] League
[lashes] Adored (April Powder Pack)
[necklaces] Modish - Gem GoldChain, Gem GoldChoker & Moon GoldChain (Lona Gacha)
[hair] Truth - Ambriele (June VIP gift)
[swimsuit] Vinyl - Dusty (@ C88)
[glasses] Izzie's - Oversided Sunglasses
[earrings] Maxi Gossamer - Isolde
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Diesel Works Daisy no. 8

Raw shot taken @ the Trace Too

Monday, June 5, 2017

A little class with my sass


[gown] Rebel Hope - Francesca
[hair] Truth - Taja
[arm cuffs] RYCA - Armbad NC01
[clutch] Reign - Tied Pouch (May faMESHed 5th anniversary gift)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Diesel Works - Daisy no. 8

Raw shot taken @ the Sable Club

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Destination Unknown #3

“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
-Roman Payne

This sim has both urban and rural elements. The urban side has everything a city should have - bars, nightclubs, back alleys, shops, an art gallery etc. On many of the buildings are painted murals which often depict familiar characters both real life and fictional, including one of David Bowie ala Ziggy Stardust. On the edge of town there is a refugee encampment made of shipping containers. A large sign on the bridge out of town reads: "No border no nation freedom of movement for all". Once across the bridge, you see a typical rural setting with farmhouses, cottages, water tower, farmer's market, dirt roads and plenty of vegetation. There's even a little outdoor bar/cafe on the waterfront.
Rating: A

Costa Blanco
According to the description, "Costa Blanco is situated in the southernmost province of Sweden, and is connected by weather and theme with France". It's a small picturesque rural sim with farms, farmhouse and cottages, country roads and windmills. It makes full use of the waterfront with beaches and boat docks and a romantic rooftop setting.
Rating: A
Costa Blanco

the Junkyard
The description reads: "In a barren thicket lies an old circus and fairgrounds, long abandoned and left to decay.  Here resides the Briar Seer." but that's only the landing point. Once I ventured off, I found a post apocalyptic style urban setting that is anything but barren. In one corner of the parcel is an industrial factory with a large bowl shaped structure, the middle of which transports you to an extensive labyrinth of underground tunnels. Beyond the Briar Seer is many more parcels and sims (I think I'm using the right terminology), all with post apocalyptic themes. A great, vast area with seemingly endless spots to explore.
rating: M
the Junkyard

Lick Sim Designs - Asian Fusion
This is an "Asian Fusion" Country in the Orient. a picturesque sim with a collection of different Asian cultures. A touch of old and new merged together on one sim. Most beautiful and impressive to me was the thick forest which had in a clearing on the hill with a small pavilion and a stone Buddha sitting in the center. The entire sim has a very relaxing zenlike feel to it.
rating: M
Lick Sim Designs - Asian Fusion

Land of Thule
This little sim is listed as a medieval roleplay community but rp is not strictly enforced. At the landing point is a small village and beyond that is a castle surrounded by a dense forest and mountains and a few smaller structures.
Rating: A
Land of Thule

Summers Wind
A lovely well built island resort town with waterfront homes for rent, boat docks, beaches, tree-lined cliffs and plenty of little spots to sit and relax. At the landing point is an entrance to a nightclub built inside a cave within one of the cliffs and a spot where you can rez rideable bicycles. There's also a teleporter which will send you to a large warehouse style skybox called Memories of the Underground and a circular tunnel with art lining the walls.
Rating: M
Summers Wind

You land on a small checkered platform set high in the sky. Not much there but a tub and a dark drop off. If you climb in the tub, it teleports you to the main sim with a rural clifftop setting. There are various spots tucked around the edges to sit and relax. The cliff is C- shaped with a deep canyon in the center. On one side of the cliff is a pond and nearby is a small barn with a dried up well beside it. The well is another portal which takes you to a little underground area beneath the pond. Down there is some artwork and a place to cuddle or chill. The canyon below the cliffs is yet another area to relax and take in the scenery. There's also a little dance hall. the whole setup is subtly built with with a very restful feel to it.
Rating: M
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Rebel Hope

I love summer in Second Life because....bikinis! Rebel Hope, maker of fabulously textured mesh clothing, has been a brand for nearly 13 years and stands out to me in terms of quality and fit. She has a thing for bikinis and it shows in this uber sexy new release out now at the June round of FaMESHED.

[bikini] Rebel Hope - Jasmina (@ FaMESHed)
[earrings] Rebel Hope - Loriana Feather Earrings
[rings] Absolut Vendetta - Juno Bento Rings (@ eBENTO)
[hair] Truth - Deja (VIP group gift)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Tuty - Modeling Pose no. 15

Raw shot taken in my back yard 😊

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April shopping recap

Since I enjoyed putting together my March Shopping Madness post so much and since my addiction to sl shopping seems to be increasing, I've decided to make another one. In April, my inventory swelled even more than March thanks to events and subscription boxes. There was also a huge sim-wide sale at Blueberry/Vinyl/Just Because/Tetra/Breathe, but I managed to just grab a couple fatpacks of some older items I loved. For the sake of the few who read this, I'm going to spare you and only post new releases.

The month started out with a return trip to Uber to pick up the sexy little dress from Vinyl. Each single color came with a bonus pattern in the hud. This one was calling my name.
Vinyl - Chai Slip Dress

The next day, Blueberry came out with her first long gown and the details were amazing. Single colors came with both opaque and half transparent and of course, the built in panties, which could be removed with the hud. The dress also came with a walking animation which prevents your legs from cutting thru the fabric.
Blueberry - Breeanya Dress

On the 7th I stopped by the Liaison Collaborative to grab the cute little dress and rain jacket from Vinyl.
Vinyl - Colbie Skinny Dress & Lenka RainJacket

The next day Collabor88 opened and I picked up a simple yet sexy shorts and tank set from ISON and some earrings from Zaara.
ISON- Cross Tank & Daphne Shorts
Zaara - Malini Earrings

On the 15th, the Luxe Box was released and despite my earlier decision not to, I changed my mind at the last minute and threw down the 1500L just an hour before the box came out and I'm so glad I did!
Tres Blah - Kiki Dress

ISON - Kelly Jumpsuit

Stories&Co. by Flowey - Gracie Skirt
Foxes - Spring Strappy Tank

Tee*fy - Jenny Dress

Lamb - Teenager Hair + hat
Blueberry - Off Shoulder Tank

Then Blueberry GACHAed me again with her set from Epiphany...
Blueberry - Coco Doll Set:

Finally, On the 20th came the Bish Box with a theme reminiscent of my youth - Grunge Queen. Although I didn't technically buy it, I'm including it in this list since several items made me squee.
Nani - Stephanie Hair + hat
ChicModa - Kat T-Shirt Dress
Kibitz - Jelly Bangles
Yummy - Teen Spirit Necklace and Choker Set
Razor - Harley Boots w/socks
IDTTY Faces - Glam Eye Shadow (copper)

Suicide Gurls - Willow Glasses & Septum piercing
Salt & Pepper - Runa Dress
Kibitz - Jelly Bangles
Yummy - Teen Spirit Necklace and Choker Set

That's it, folks. If you do the math, please be kind and don't tell me how much I spent!