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A Blog about Blogging :O

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I´m pretty new at blogging, so I thought I should do at least one post on how the blog works, affiliations or lack of them, that sort of stuff.

Well I blog whatever I can and have available time for basically, I try to give time to special events in SL, like I have these past few months with, Back to Black, Festival of Sin, EPOCH Legend, Mix+Mesh, March Mesh Madness, and also the regular monthly or weekly events like, COLLABOR88 Flux, The Dressing Room, The Dressing Room Blue, Lazy Sundays and a few more others.

I also try on top of that to add a few hunts to the list, like I did with Gothmas by Gaslight Hunt, and soon The Twisted and Steam Hunts, as soon has I have the available time. This of course is not easy there are always so many events I can cover and there is also so many available lindens to spend, and that brings us to my next point.

99% of the items I review, use on photographs come out of my pocket, meaning I rush to the events (usually on Sundays mornings, when most US folks are still asleep) and spend my lindens on things I really like or would look good in pictures, so I can end up with a few things in my inventory that won´t be blogged right away, but will sit there waiting for the right opportunity to come out in the future.

I do get a few Blogger packs, I don´t aproach merchants and ask for things I will volunteer when they offer or ask about blogger on Plurk if I like the shop and feel I can actually blog their things and fit them into my posts, one of the few shops that sends me blogger review packs and is amazingly generous with those is CoLLisions, I will not claim to mark all blogger preview items, I would rather focus on the events they are a part of, but I am very upfront about it and will address them at least every now and them here, I will also never ever blog something I don´t like, or that does not fit in with the overall look.

Now another point here Gifts, I get some gifts from creators sometimes, from those I know well, most of them I met in SLUniverse where I am a frequent poster, usually I saw them progress their work and tested demos for them helping if needed with fitting tips, but mostly they are for me talented friends, and I will not mark their items as gifts I would never ever also never blog anything I would not like myself or didn´t fit the style again, i´m just very lucky to know these people, and share their creations.

Regular shops I post about, you will find quite a few, my elikatira and Mynerva addiction is legendary how much I have fun with M.O.C.K. Cosmetics is also apparent (and I´m lucky to know Mockie and see the dinamic in her group which is one of the few payed ones I do belong too), .( bewildebeest ) and PixelDolls both now closet, and {bilo} reopening soon, but I also love to try new things, always inside my own comfort zones.

Now another issue is comfort zones, well about that, I don´t really do sexy or underwear pics, I´m a silly prude about that for some reason, I do try to step out of it tho, but never anything that would make me uncomfortable.

At the end of the day I´m just having a lot of fun taking pics and running around teh grid experimenting new things, and trying not to take myself too seriously, hopefully I learn something while doing it, I´m sure i will make mistakes and screw up sometimes, let´s just hope it doesn´t happen that often.

As for style well check my blog I love experimenting 😀 and mostly having fun.

XOXO Ely

Bring in the clowns

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I did my usual event visit on sunday morning, which for me is always the best time for shopping, most of the US folks are still asleep, and i can run about big events almost lagless, and oh boy i had two of them to see this weekend. EPOCH Legend and Spring Fashion 2012: Mix+Mesh and i also had to stop by at The Dressing Room.

I have been trying to keep up with most big event´s like Back to Black and The Festival of Sin since i started blogging more seriously, so my posts have featured items from these events regularly

I will start with EPOCH Legend, and what i can say is wow it involves 3 locations, a lot of amazing creators, a lot of imagination and 3 separate themes i fell in love with totally, and i probably would have ended up buying everything if i could. You can also follow their blog, shopping guide, or their Flirck group, or visit the Creator´s Café.

I did do some shopping from all 3 locations and will try to post to each of the 3 themes, so here it is the first one, clowning:

I have to confess one thing, I hate clowns, they terrify me, i get shivers and cold sweats when i see one, a picture of one, and sometimes a simple red nose.

Everything about clowns screams to me sleazy and creepy, and i used this pretty Love Soul makeup and hair/hat because it´s more of a Pierrot mood then actually more so clownish, i still could not get myself to take a full frontal pic of it, shame on me and my phobias.

I also got this lovely tent by Five minutes after a store i had never heard about but ran to as soon as i saw the tent in the shopping guide even before the event was open, and loved.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: YS & YS Alice (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes
Hair: Love Soul – Clown*EPOCH-Legend (EPOCH Legend – clowning)
Dress: Willow – The Picard Dress – Tessellations (EPOCH Legend – Art of Escher)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Flutter boots cardinal (Back to Black)
Stockings: Izzie’s – Tights half sheer inside
Makeup: Love Soul – Makeup*clown* (EPOCH Legend – clowning)

Tent: Five minutes after

The second big event i visit was Mix+Mesh, and i was amazingly disappointed by it, extremely high prices, lack of demos for mesh items (really? how does someone buy mesh without even trying it?), i also saw a lot of work done from templates about (that is not always a bad thing tho, some original work can come from templates), There was some good work there, i won´t deny it but overall it was a very big disappointment and i ended up not actually buying anything.

And finally The Dressing Room, god i love it so much and this time i love it even more, after a little controversy later in the week about their invited guest the organizers showed why i love this venue, fast response and admirable principles, so a big hurrah for The Dressing Room.

For now that´s it, remember i still have to do photographs for two more of EPOCH themes The Art of Escher and Beast.

52 Weeks of colour – Dandelion

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I have never did 52 weeks of colours, Luna´s jubilee challenge, because i just happened to have this lovely dress with the perfect colours and mood for a waiting for spring blog.

It as been extremely fun to do pictures with snow and winter colors, but i guess everyone in sl is already a little tired of the cold, so here it is my first participation in 52 weeks of colour., Dandelion.

I love this dress the colour is gorgeous and vibrant, i had also never tried couvertoure before and was delighted to see their shop with quite a few lovely mesh items, their pillows are gorgeous, in the meanwhile i had just recived this lovely necklace from CoLLisions available for Taste of SL,

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Kianna
Wasabi Pills – Monique
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes
Dress: couverture – Vintage one-piece
Leggings: couverture – kiyoshi-leggings (gatcha at store)
Boots: TonkTastic – 50’s Jump Boots
Socks: TonkTastic – Sock Tops
Necklace: CoLLisions – Stitch in Time Necklace (Taste of SL)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics -Triumphant Makeover

Props:
Painting from Lisp
Baffle! – Teatime (Back to Black)

Spirit

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This place is so beautiful, one of the most inventive and original places in SL in a long time.

Spirit by claudia222 jewel of which you can find more info on here and visit here is one of the most popular and well done installation in Second life at the moment and i couldn´t miss out on the chance to visit and take some photographs at.

So i packed up my things, some new pretties from my first blogger bags, something i collected at Festival of SIN, Back to Black, Flux, and another great recent find, the Meta Body Project, and headed down to enjoy the place who´s name Spirit, describes it so well.

Wearing:
Shape: Mine
Skin: Meta Body – Lizard skin (freebie)
Eyes: Meta Body – Lizard eyes (freebie)
Hair: booN – TUN247
Body Suit: Nemesis – Friendship bodysuit (Back to Black)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Selene boots
Thights: Izzie’s – abstract zebra
Jewelry:
Necklace: Schadenfreude – Skull Mardi Gras Beads (FLUX event gatcha)
Piercings: Collisions – Malice Facial Piercings & Tattoo Set (Festival of SIN)
Tattoos:
Pin me Down: Fade
Pin me Down: Set7
Collisions: Tamfo Bebre (Festival of SIN)
Props:
Virtual Props – The Snake Charmer Pose Set (Festival of SIN)
note: some of these items are bloggers packs offers by the following stores: Collisions and Pin me Down

Back to Black 2

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I didn´t want to leave Back to Black on a negative note because there is always hope, love for everyone who´s life is affected. So no matter how dark and grey things are, there are always a few butterflies to catch and dance with so that joy can follow us where ever we go.

Wearing:
Shape: Mine
Skin: Mynerva – Kianna
Hair: Elikatira – Over
Dress: Style A&B – Orquidea Sunshine dress (Back to Black)
Shoes: Perfect 10 Spring in Bloom Heels (Back to Black)
Eyes: Candace Hudson – Glossy Brown Moss
Butterflies: Alirium (group gift)

Back to Black

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Not much to say about this event except it´s certainly worth visiting Back to Black:

“Shop hundreds of exclusive fashion items by dozens of participating designers at Back to Black, a mental well being awareness event by CHIC Management.”

Read the testimonies and help those who have to live with situations that not only affect them but all their loved ones.

 
 
 
 

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Glam Affair – Valentine skin (The dressing Room)
Eyes: Candace Hudson – Glossy Brown Moss
Hair: booN
Dress: u.f.o – spread black ink (Back to Black)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gatsby Heels (COLLABOR88)
Neck and shoulders piece: Shi (Back to Black)
Chair: Lisp
Poses: Several besides one chair sit from several locations