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I always get a little sad…

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When a great events ends, and today is the last day of CHIC² the event celebrating the second anniversary of CHIC Management, which over the past two years have brought us such amazing events as Back to Black,Culture Shock, Vintage Fair (which will happen not so long from now) and a bunch more including some of the best hunts in the grid, since the event ends today there are still a few hours to do some last minute shopping, and so today i say goodbye to a great event and bring you some of my favorite items for it.

Everyone have a wonderful peaceful sunday, filled with resting and shopping.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley – Nuala (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Princess (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Dress: Geometry – Chic (CHIC²)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Boudoir Mules
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer –  Eden Sun Pendant (CHIC²)

Furniture by Post and poses by Long Awkward Pose

Red Riding

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I´ve taken the opportunity that Fairy Tales in 2012 started yesterday and will remain open until July the 8th, to talk a little about Fairy Tales, and women´s roles in it, starting with Little Red Ridding Hood, as an example of the violence in it and of the Tale as a cautionary one.

When first published in print by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697 this story was finally brought from oral tradition into paper, the red hood or cap are leftovers of the mentioning of blood in the previous versions, the ending in Perrault is also closer to the original one, one of death and violence, where all little girls who stray from paths suffer danger.

And here we have so many angles to the story a tale of warning told to children, that you shouldn´t tsray of the path and roads, and enter woods alone (one of the biggest symbols for the unknown and unfamiliar), that you shouldn´t talk to strangers, (in this case the big bad wolf, reminiscent of Loki in the dialogue and a trickster himself).

But many also view the story as a symbol of sexual awakening, and loss of virginity, while we see Little red as a little girl, a long time ago little girls where not little for long, while in the oldest versions of the tale make her a victim her story is later changed as a smart child, who tho reckless for venturing in the woods alone, was smart to see thru the wolf´s diguise, and call out for help, turning the whole idea of the trickster dialogue around, where the wolf is not telling lies to cove his identity, but simply answering her questions, and while doing so is tricked by he in outing himself, of all characters in fairy tales, at least female ones, Red gains more insight and depth as a character thru time, going from a small disobedient child who gets herself killed for being disobedient, to a smart little girl who is foolish but smart to call out for help, to modern times where it´s usually replaced by a strong woman capable to defend her ground, or to even an over sexualized hunter of wolfs.

For years we were told don´t step out of the path and be careful of strange men, today Red Riding can very much walk wherever she wishes, the wolfs are still out there of course, and violence still happens everyday, except women these days learn to be careful from other sources, while blood is still red.

All of this to bring you an amazing new event, where SL creators create their own vision of the symbols of these Fairy tales, and it´s refreshing to see that in a world as SL where women are the main shoppers, the more depicted characters are female ones, in ways that today are quite far from their original ones.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley – Snow White (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Exile – Lady in Red (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Top: Glam Affair – Lisa (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Pants: Tableau Vivant – Shindig Pants (COLLABOR88)
Undertop: Miamai – Nene Red (CHIC²)
Sandals: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Pose by label motion – Fugitive (Fairy Tales in 2012)

ETA: I decide to add one of my favourite Illustraction of this story:

Little Red Riding Hood begins to suspect something. Illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for ‘Les Contes de Perrault’, 1867.

Four times the trouble

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Today i´m cloning Ely to bring you dresses and new shoes, I´ll start with the shoes, these are the new release from lassitude and ennui, the shop i mentioned in my earlier blog post this week, on the shops that i like feature, and i will try to feature the sandals in more detail later, because i am totally  in love with them. They come in several colors, the colour you buy is basically for the sole, since the straps are colour changeable and so are the buttons on them, so here i am wearing the red soles with orange straps and golden buttons, that go very well with this mix of warm toned Bilo dresses.

Now the dresses i´m wearing here 4 different ones from Bilo, 3 of them new release, and one available at CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, that is ending soon, more specifically on the 24th so hurry up people still a couple of days left for shopping.

I´ve been wearing Bilo since i started blogging, it´s defenitly one of my favourite original brands in SL and i was so happy to see them at CHIC², and for seeing so many releases in the past couple of weeks.

Another thing worth mentioning id the pose on the pic, i´ve been cloning Ely for group shots since i don´t have any alts in SL, and this Glitterati pose was way to fun not too use, and is part of the contents of Glitterati´s samples for  My Second Box, a surprisingly fresh new concept, you join their inworld group every month and pay 300L for those months samples, that will be sent to group by five different stores, and seeing by this months samples is well worth joining.

Later on we will talk about many things, from Zombies to fairy tales, and a little also about women. So stay tuned folks and remember that it´s Friday.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Elikatira – Indulge
Dresses: Bilo: from left to right, Amira,  Tallulah (CHIC²), Rania, Reema
Necklace: Ingenue – Elements (Fifty Linden Friday)
Sandals: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss

Group pose by Glitterati (My Second Box)

Wet grass

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Tonite I sit on wet grass, wet grass due to Fluid, another The Ego Co. event, the organizer of the widely popular Mesh Around Hunt that ends today. And while we lament the end of this amazing hunt we celebrate the start of a new event, and  a longer lasting one, with Fluid every 2 weeks we have a new round of designers with new exclusive items, all related to posing and props today i picked this lovely table from flowey, and i also wore a few things from other events.

sl is buzzing with events atm a lot of them starting today, first Fluid that you can find here, besides Fluid we had the return of one of my all time favorite events, Fifty Linden Friday, in the meanwhile i also received the first items from My Second Box, which is an awesome new concept, well worth the 300L you pay to join the group.

And last but not least still going on is  CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, also as you might have  seen my last post Oopskate is later on tonite at 10pm SL time and you can read all about it here.

Is that enough events for you guys? Cause i might have left a few out, I´ll just sit and relax in the grass for now, thank you.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: la petite morte – jayden (My Second Box)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Alice – Vanilla pudding (Fifty Linden Friday)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Top: Ducknipple – Chick Bday – Mesh To (CHIC²)
Jeans: Zaara – Distressed Jeans
Feet: Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup: elymode – makeup – summer mix – pink lemonade w/ liner (My Second Box)
Freckles: la petite morte. Iris freckles (My Second Box)

Table by flowey –  self picnic table (Fluid)

… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

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The title of today´s blog is part of a quote, by a comedian i admire a lot, Joanna Lumley, and the full quote goes like this:

I find it a great antidote… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.

And today i bring you all of them, lipstick is the most important one today probably and part of a blogger challenge started by Cajsa Lilliehook,  so for it i picked this pretty skin from essences available at  CHIC²CHIC Management  second anniversary event, and one of the several lipstick options that come with it. I also bring you a lot of Hairspray in this new Clawtooth, hair made specially for COLLABOR88 .

Also from COLLABOR88 are these gorgeous shoes from Ingenue (available in several colours)  and the lovely dress by Schadenfreude ( available in a wide diversity of patterns, and sizes, including kid size).

And last  but not least mirrors, the thing about mirrors is, it´s fine when you hold up them to yourself, to admire your look, to look for faults in it, but with what i do have issues, is when people insist on holding up mirrors to others expecting to see their own reflection.

So i would love to see a lot less mirrors about at the end of the day,  a mirror only reflects what is there, not your wishes, and reflecting your wishes on others, steals them of their own reflection, making all those holding mirrors look foolish.

And this long rant is basically about feeling good about oneself, wearing what we love, what we choose, and not being held hostage to the mirrors other wave at us.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: essences – Rowena (CHIC²)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Clawtooth – Babette (COLLABOR88)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress: Schadenfreude – Mondrian Color Field (COLLABOR88)
Wedges: Ingenue – Jive Wedge (COLLABOR88)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss  

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

A little bit country

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Which is a look i rarely go for, but it was perfect to show of items for a few events going on atm, first i´ll start with the second anniversary of CHIC Management with CHIC², where you can find this amazing mesh prop and the first big one from BENT, I´ve been on the BENT group for a few times, and i quite like it the entry fee is 250L and you get sent quite a few poses, except for those that are made for events like this one, although there will probably be a shop in the future, so join up while you can, is well worth it.

Next event is Mesh Around who has become one of the most popular hunts, I´ve seen so far this year, pretty fast, not only by the excellent organization by Ego Co. but also by the quality of the merchants and hunt gifts in it. And from the hunt is where you can find this gorgeous Ingenue top i´m wearing both in this colour and green.

And the 3rd event featured in this blog post is My Attic, which is going on it´s second edition and looks pretty promising, giving us good quality items and very good prices, and where i bought this super cute .ploom hair.

Here it is a mid day quick post with a taste of country.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: .ploom – Aria (My Attic)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Top: Ingenue –  Lottie Bustier (Mesh Around Hunt)
Shorts: Zaara – Denim knee-shorts
Chucks: Akeyo – Chuck´s Hitop

Barn with poses by BENT – Country CHIC (CHIC²)

Dreamboat

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Sometimes you keep something in your inventory waiting for it to come out, be it a prop a dress a piece of jewelry (i have a pair of earings from La Gyo waiting in a folder since the EPOCH legend event to be blogged), sometimes is time that is to blame, sometimes is the perfect look, sometimes is that it´s not right feeling you get after you did the pictures even, so many reasons for it to happen, and sometimes is the reason you don´t blog a shop.

During Pose Fair i was so thinking, every one and their mother will blog this boat from Baffle!, it comes with asortement of poses for pics, but i wanted to use it differently, so i picked my some  Long Awkward Pose poses to go with it, i tend to do be silly like that and use things way out of their intentional purpose, i did like the results tho, and the mood of the pictures.

I´ve also been enjoying CHIC², CHIC Management´s second anniversary event because of the new shops i´m finding there or that i´m having time to blog shops i already knew, but never end up blogging. One of those shops is tomoto, which i had never heard of before, and I really  liked how this dress seemed floaty and dreamy.

I also had finally the time to visit the Bombi event a very small but filled with quality even that lasts until the 15th, and in their wall of lucky boards i won this pretty Mother Goose skin, honestly is well worth checking this event out, some great stores there, not many my great stores, a wall filled with easy to win lucky boards, that give you a taste of the event´s participants quality.

Sorry for the late post today that was mostly due to RL busy time, but have fun over the weekend people.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mother Goose’s – Moran (Bombi)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Exile – Secret Summer
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress: tomoto – delice (CHIC²)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup:  Mother Goose’s –  lip(B)2teeth (Bombi)

Coastal Daybed by Baffle!

Poses by ploom and Long Awkard Pose

Note: I don´t know if the boat/bed is still available or not since i believe it was marked as a Pose Fair exclusive.

It´s a men´s world

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Well not really no, SL is still very much a women world when it comes to fashion, but a few events are slowly changing that, one of my favorites is The Men’s Department, for years and years Sl´s fashion Industry and events have gravitated around women, well we shop more that´s for sure, we are probably a tad more picky on what we wear, maybe there are more female av´s in SL.

I don´t really care I´m happy to see more clothes, furniture and poses for men, for years male bloggers had no poses for them or had very little to choose from, for years men´s clothes where more expensive, without discounted events for them, now they can have a pick at cheap skins, furniture and clothes, and even better we can gift it to them, one of the things i like more about this event is that the gift option is available, so ladies show the me in your life some love with a gift.

So The Men´s Department is where i got the chair, which is quite lovely, i was just a little disappointed i couldn´t find how to adjust my avatar position on the chair, and since it is made for men my avatar floated a bit on it, I did quite like the poses tho, they where funny and different, and mostly unisex.

On other news Glam Affair is now doing mesh clothes, and they look amazing, a good example are these beautiful pants available at FaMESHed , and you ca also find a dress by Glam Affair at this month´s edition of COLLABOR88 .

Another shop i found out at CHIC² was SIGMA Jewels, where i bought the cute golden bangles, also from the event is the top i´m wearing, it´s not a top by itself but the bottom part of a dress by Miamai (i´ll probably blog the whole dress later but i liked the way the top of it fitted with the pants).

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Claire
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Top: Miamai – Top of the Nene dress (CHIC²)
Pants: Glam Affair – Lou pants (FamMESHed)
Shoes: Slink – Mesh Feet
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals
Earings: Zaara Tarika Claw
Bracelet: SIGMA Jewels – Chic bangles (CHIC²)

Chair by Pixlights Factory – antique chair II

Poses by aDORKable

Champagne

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Today i bring you Champange, because it´s the perfect drink for celebrations, and we are still celebrating the second anniversary of CHIC Management with CHIC² and its there you can find this classic beauty of a dress from Geometry, while the front is a simple classic look fit for any occasion, the back surprises you with detailed beads making it even more powerful, and certainly a timeless classic.

Of all the colours this was certainly my favourite , I admit i usually stick to my favourites, reds, purples and blacks, but this colour seemed just perfect for this style i even did the one thing i though i would never do, which is to go blonde for it.

Also timeless are the mules i´m wearing, i´ve said several times i am not much of a shoe person, both in RL and SL so whenever i have to wear shoes i pick models that are versatile and that i can wear with several looks, it´s why these mules from lassitude & ennui are all over my blog, first they are a classic more vintage looking model that never really goes out of fashion, and second since my av is a bit on the small side, they are perfect for my height, since i hate to see my avatar i extremely long heels.

Also this week i visited FaMESHed like i do every month, to grab some of my favourite brands new releases, Maxi Gossamer and their exquisite detailed mesh jewelry pieces. By the way I was also thrilled to see that Glam Affair is also doing mesh clothes now, which i will show you later, in the meanwhile i grabbed their lovely new skin at The Dressing Room.

So here it is a blonde me for now folks.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin:  Glam Affair – Leah skin – Ethereal Sadness (The Dressing Room)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: booN – KBO906
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress: Geometry – Chic (CHIC²)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Boudoir Mules
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Lealao Pendant (FamMESHed)

Poses by aDORKable

Are we staying in?

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Or going out? I ask myself that question a lot of times in SL, since i am mostly a hermit and rarely go out much, when i do is usually for events, promotions or to take pics at some location.

One thing i do enjoy is dressing up casually when at home and Somnia usually has a wide variety fo casuals, I had never had a chance to blog this shop either, although i usually get a glimpse of their releases on plurk, the good thing about events like  CHIC² is that not only do you find enough to accommodate both a casual or a more dressy look but you also finally get a chance to blog a bunch of either new stores, or stores you didn´t get the chance to blog before.

I had for example never heard of CIA or Akeruka, and i wasan´t very familiar with Status either, but i´ve loved Post for a long time and have blogged Maxi Gossamer and Wasabi Pills every other posts and discovered Style By Kira over Fantasy Faire, so it´s nice to see a lot of new stuff, mixed in with some more familiar one. To be honest after seeing the cube Post has at CHIC² i wanted to take pictures inside it, but i had to settle down for my building platform.

You guys know how much i love mesh furniture, don´t ya?

So the question remains are we staying in or going out? And here i assembled two different looks for either one of the other, lounging about waiting to make my decision, sitting on this gorgeous Post new mesh furniture set and playing with  cigarettes and drinks. The furniture by Post changes colours with a click, and the poses i´m sure you will see around these parts again, they are such a big pack with several variations.

Staying in:
Shape: mine
Skin: Style by Kira – Serenity Skin (CHIC²)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais 2 (CHIC²)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Sweater and Leggings: Somnia – Comforting Rainbows (CHIC²)
Shoes: Slink – Mesh Feet

Going out:
Shape: mine
Skin: Akeruka – Blanca (CHIC²)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Elikatira  – Soft
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress and Jacket – CIA – Dotted Party Dress and Black Jacket (CHIC²)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Eden Sun Pendant (CHIC²)
Shoes:lassitude & ennui – Boudoir mules

Furniture, Cigarette and martini glass by Post – Harlem Deco Set

Poses by Status – Coffee and Cigs