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The light at the end of the tunnel

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Is sometimes just that a light, you all know how much i enjoy events and lately there have been a lot of them, so i get to do less of my regular blogging, but this weekend i actually had some time to take a few snaps, and again go back to landscaping and even some shopping.

So i dropped in at We Love Role-Play a brand new event dedicated to those who RP but not only, you all know i like different pics, and get tired of doing only fashion ones, besides i always felt a blog post had to show you either a character or a story, or a mood for me to really enjoy it.

I think that is a little obvious from most of my posts, and sure we all love pretty pictures but don´t we all love stories more? And since my writing is far from perfect or even acceptable i usually try to transmit those moods, stories thru my pics. Sometime ago in my post Amblyodipsas Rosaceae i tried to do Pancake´s (From over at Renoobed)  challenge, it´s called Create a Character Challenge but i had this feeling i had failed, since i wanted to blog this event this is my second try. You guys see why i don´t do challenges and memes? I´m never happy with m Challenge results, and i´m too private for memes.

This gorgeous skin from theSkinnery can be found at the event, and for once my brows don´t match and i don´t care, and here it goes another character, without a story i´ll let the pics speak for me.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: theSkinnery – Anais-Bewitched (We Love Role-Play)
Eyes: Ikon -Sunrise’ Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed

Hair: Analog Dog – nascent 
Dress: C’est la vie ! – Charm dress (We Love Role-Play)
Hands and Feet: by Slink with nails by Orc Inc.
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals
Scale Pauldrons by HANDverk  (We Love Role-Play)
Necklace: Refined Wild – Pewter Totem Necklace
Bow: EZ Weaponry – Guilded Bow of Jie

1st  by aDORKable 2nd by Long Awkard Pose (no longer available)

I can see for miles

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As you know today is crazy day for events, and i think my pictures shows well how much i feel today, overwhelmed and all over the place with so many goodies in so many places, but today i bring you bits and bobs of them all.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Alice Project – Willow
Tank: Geometry – Petunia Crop
Skirt: The Secret Store – Annie Pencil Skirt (FaMESHed)

All furniture flying around and acessories, including shoes are from [HANDverk]and part of the two gatchas name – Oz Relics available only at The Arcade
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ose by Pose by aDORKable

I´m a huge Oz fan and i knew just what to do when i saw these is also a great way to show the last few days and how hectic they have been. So today i bring you some wearables and also some items fo decor, first this gorgeous and huge set from HANDverk that shows a few iconic relics of the amazing Oz universe created by L. Frank Baum, some of the items are decor but a lot also come in wearable versions, and are only avaible at The Arcade.

Another new item is this gorgeous and classic pencil skirt from The Secret Store in this months edition of FaMESHed, the top is one of my favourite basic pieces from Geometry, and the hair is my usual first choice when i´m looking for something windy and is a Alice Project creation.

Don´t forge to check the developments on my Pinterest with all the ongoing events i can pin

Pinboards of Events opening today:

– The Arcade

– FaMESHed

Fifty Linden Friday

The Dressing Room Fusion

Ongoing Events with finished Pinboards:

– Free*Style Shop ( that i will try to check again over weekend to pin those creators who set their items after opening day)

– The Challenge

– The Wash Cart Sale (Sale event where everything is 10L)

– My Attic

– Zodiac

– L’accessoires

– The Gallery Gift Shop

– Genre

– The Black Market

– Atelier Kreslo

I´ll catch you all on later and give you an update when all my day pinboards are finished

When the day is done

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As you all know i´ve been having pinning fever, and started a bunch of boards with current events, and random releases. Yesterday i pinned Zodiac and now you can also check Woeful Wednesday, so today i bring you my regular blogging with some Zodiac, and a small list of current pinboards you might enjoy.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth – Cheyenne
Dress:  lassitude & ennui – Naiad sundress (Zodiac)
Feet: [Gos] Boutique –  Mesh Feet
Bracelets:   [HANDverk] – (Global Domination)

Furniture by Apple Fall at (Zodiac)
Floor textures by insight designs

Recently finished Pinboards:

– Woeful Wednesday

– Zodiac

Preview Pinboards:

– My Attic (21st of February)

– The Challenge (28th of February)

– The Arcade (1st of March)

Ongoing events:

– The Dressing Room Fusion

L’accessoires

The Gallery Gift Shop

Genre

The Black Market

– Atelier Kreslo

Also check my Spring Fever with random new releases, group gifts, events, blog posts of stuff that i like for spring.

These are a few of my favourite things part 2

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Some time ago i did a blog about some of my favourite shops over the past year, on that post you can find here: These are a few of my favourite things part 1 i talked mostly about skins, and of course a lot was left out, so today i bring you clothes and jewelry.

Now let´s talk about clothes, the advent of mesh brought a lot of changes to how we wear clothes these day, issues with standard sizes, templates and deformer where highly talked this year, most creators had to adapt and learn not also mesh but rigging, for some it was easier than for others, a huge amount of new shops came out, and a few won ground in customer preferences. I adore mesh clothes, system layers and even hybrids of both.

The amount of shops i usually wear here is quite big and it would be impossible to talk extensively about them all, so i´m gonna simply name a few of my favourites over the past year and talk maybe a bit more on some newcomers.

My favourites for blogging and regular wear this year where: MaitreyaGeometryBiloZaaraLeagueCracked MirrorErraticIngenueColdLogic, These of course are just a few of the many brands you can find in SL or my inventory, but basically the shops i end up wearing more here and/or inworld: But a few shops stand out for me this year as you can see on my next paragraph.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Belleza – Wynter Skin
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: booN
Dress: Volstead  – Empire
Jewelry: [HANDverk] – Beaded Leather Necklace and Earrings

It was pretty cool to see Glam Affair  start doing clothes and even more recently hair also, i can´t wait to see more clothes from them.

I don´t really do Roleplay in SL but Volstead  that started as an entry of clothes for a themed 20´s RP sim contest has won my heart and not only are the clothes gorgeous and some of my favourite of this year, but they work outside of RP environments.

Another two shops i´ve keep and eye on most of the year are Perception and 22769 – casual couture, Maggie started doing corsets and does some of the best shaped ones in sl due to her knowledge in corsetery in actual RL, and i´ve seen her work move well father away from simply corsets to a whole new array of products.

In the meanwhile the boys from 22769 can basically do it all it seems, they do furniture, clothes for both sexes house and decor stuff, there´s nothing they can´t do and they do it always with a smile, meaning Manu and Paco also get a prize for nicest creators in SL this year.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair– Renee (My Attic)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer –  Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth – Sassy (My Attic)
Corset: Perception – Overbust Corset — Capricorn (Zodiac)
Necklace: Perception – Capricorn Horn Necklace (Zodiac)

Now jewelry, in RL i can´t wear earings, not for more than 15 minutes before the itching starts i don´t wear necklaces either because i don´t like things around my neck, but in sl i can and do wear all of those, this year we had a few newcomers i fell in love with like House of Rain, stores i already knew and wore like, [HANDverk]LaGyo and lassitude & ennui and the biggest surprise of them all  Maxi Gossamer who now makes some of their sl pieces available for you also in Rl, follow the link to see which models are available here.

Well that´s all for now, hopefully i´ll be back soon with another instalement of my favourite things this last year, see you all soon and have a glorious weekend

Quiet as a dormouse

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Indeed i am, and almost asleep has the little one in Alice in Wonderland, But this little dormouse, yes i´m quite small in general with my SL height to match my RL and i´m always sleepy due to insomnia, i´ve also been sick which is delaying my other big project. This being part one of it.

When i saw the preview on flickr of this two HANDverk sets, one with the furniture and one with the food, i knew i had to have them, first i love SL food and second i love Alice in Wonderland, so my idea was to get five different looks inspired on the five different characters in this crazy tea party.

And my first pick is was the little sleepy dormouse, for which i had to watch a crazy amount of youtube videos with adorable little dormouses snoring and being overall adorable, oh the sacrifices i will do for reasearch, to make my blog posts accurate.

So i decide i was going for cute, and basically it involved my favourite colour which is purple and a little bit of pink, with some new earmuffs, owl themed, my favourite of all themes as usual, (this little dormouse laughs in the face of danger, by sporting adorable owl earmuffs). I also added a little sparkle with my silver glitter in a tiny jar, another one of my favourites from The Arcade, these super cute and funny necklaces by PIDIDDLE, the sweater i got from Beetlebones at one of the best Hunts on the grid that came back again this year, The with Love Hunt (remind me please to finish it).

Something else that is new currently are these gorgeous Sugarskull from lassitude&ennui available only at Unhinged, a shop that just turned 7 years old and already inspired a blogger challenge about the oldest, newest and most favourite item from there, I´m gonna classify these boots as the newest i have from there, and bring out the oldest and the favourite later.

Another thing i have to mention is the pose i´m using on this first picture, It´s from aDORKable and the first one of a set of 25 poses left daily at the shop as a gift, last year i missed them all, but bougth the full pack after Xmas, and since i am horrible at reminding myself of Advent Calendars in SL, i´ll probably ended up missing a few more this year, hopefully they will be available after the season is done.

That´s all for today folks, i´ll catch all later, in the meanwhile you can see me nod off and murmur something about treacle.

ETA: I almost forgot i dressed up as a  Sky Huntress over at the Hottie Cooterati blog the other day for those who might have missed it.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Bilo– Najwa Eye (Unhinged)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth– Rashida
Sweater: Beetlebones – Printed Cashmere Sweater (The With LoveHunt)
Jeans: Zaara– Classic Jeans
Necklace: PIDIDDLE – My Special Treasures – Silver Glitter (The Arcade)
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Sugarskull boots (Unhinged)
Earmuffs: League – Earmuffs Owl (The Arcade)

1st Pose by aDORKable  – Day 1 of the 25 days of poses
Furniture by [HANDverk] – MadTEA Party (The Arcade)

Accessorize me

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I mentioned at the start fo the month a new event L’accessoires, that would start soon it opened yesterday at midnite and this morning i had the time to visit it and do some shopping, just briefly because i was out the door, and i had no idea how much time i would have, but i did a quick picture to show two of my acquisitions there, mixed in with som COLLABOR88 goodies.

We all know how accessories are important, if you accessorize well sometimes all you need is a simple dress, a scarf, a necklace a pair of earings, a belt or even a hat can make a whole outfit, so here i´m wearing a simple and yet classic jacket by fri.day, an almost invisible in the pic simple white blouse, with two also simple but yet detailed pieces.

I´m incredibly surprised with this event and hopefully i can pop there later for some more shopping, until then have fun everyone and please remember to accessorize.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Glam Affair  – Roza – BaroQ 03 (COLLABOR88)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Elikatira – Found (COLLABOR88)
Blouse – Fishy Strawberry – Neo-Romantic Blouse
Jacket – fri.day – Marie (COLLABOR88)
Flower: La Penderie de Nicole – A pale flower on my head L’accessoires)
Necklace: [HANDverk] – Pearl Necklace ( L’accessoires)

Pose by Olive Juice

Take my picture and frame it

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All good things come to an end, and unfortunately Mesh Around, ends tomorrow, this hunt has been going on since the 1st, with a huge amount of hunters and blog posts, you can find them all at the The Ego Co. blog, where you can follow all their events, and also check the amazing blogger team making sure you get to see all the beautiful things available at the events organized.

But even if Mesh Around is ending, Fluid is about to start, tomorrow also. Later on i will try to bring you all a preview, of this new bi-weekly event dedicated to posing and animations.

For now folks hurry up still some time to hunt.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: MY UGLYDOROTHY – Skin of the Sunday12
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Discord Designs – Clint(Mesh Around Hunt)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed (Mesh Around Hunt)
Dress: Geometry,  – Embrace (FamMESHed)
Wedges: Ingenue– Jive Wedge (COLLABOR88)
Ring: [HANDverk] – Geode Ring (Mesh Around Hunt)

Umbrella: Weather! or not? – Starbrella (Subscriber Gift )
Frames: Weather! or not? – Little Fluffy Cloud Frames (Mesh Around Hunt)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

HUNT ALL THE MESH

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Because Mesh Around is starting today at SL´s noon, and i bring you another small preview of some of the items available during at the hunt, since SL was not very kind to me yesterday, I only managed to take one picture, but it has not one but two Ely´s in it.

And so today i bring you: GeometryBilo[GoS]Trompe Loeil and [HANDverk].

For some flowy summer prettiness, two love sets, one a dress from Bilo, which you know how much i love, and the other, a set of two separates: skirt and blouse, that you can either mix and match with other Geometry separates, which i heard there will be more available pretty soon, or with casual jeans or even system layers.

And now let me talk about these pumps, I wish more shoe creators would enter hunts, not enough do to be honest, and it´s such a wonderful way to show of your designs, specially when the quality is so at a top-level like this.

I don´t think i´ve mentioned yet how much i love furniture in mesh, but i will now, first reason is more detail for less prims, both the furniture set by Trompe Loeil and this lovely clock by [HANDverk] are mesh and so easy to mod, for the picture i did some moding to them, i resized the clock to bigger and resized the table to smaller and also took out he shadow parts on the furniture.

And here is the second reason i love mesh furniture even more, resizing it will even lower it´s land impact values, making it the best option for tiny avatars and petite ones.
So remenber folks at noon the hunt starts, so make sure you are ready to run around the grid looking for meshy goodness, and in case you are wondering what else is available on the hunt rememnber to check out my fellow bloggers from The Ego Co.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Truth – Tashia
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
1st Outfit: Geometry – Precious Ruffle Skirt and Candy Tank (Mesh Around)
Shoes: Ingenue – Gabtsy Heels
2sd Outfit: Bilo –  Salma Peta (Mesh Around)
Boots: [GoS] – Desire Ankle Boots in Baby Pink (Mesh Around)

Furniture by Trompe Loeil – Curve Patio Set – Summer Dots (Mesh Around)

Clock: [HANDverk] – Sunburst Clock.red (Mesh Around)

Poses by Long Awkward Pose

Back to our origins

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This post was gonna be a lot different, but Culture Shock starts tomorrow and the chosen charity for this event is Médecins Sans Frontières, so i wanted to show a small preview, and that brings us to another point that was brought up on plurk yesterday, i love when discussion on a subject starts there sometimes, especially when it´s about blogging, since i am still sort of new at this.

The subject was basically how many event items do you actually need to blog one event? I believe it only takes one to be honest, show me a little of an event and i will want more, i don´t need 20/30 items, that might not go so well together, from it to want to visit, i need one good item, and slurls, and a link to a blog, that´s all i need, just show me how i can fit in that item with things i already have, even from other events, show me what you got, and i will enjoy it.

So here i am showing one item from Culture Shock only for now, this beautiful Turban from 22769 mixed in with a lot more things from other events, or that i just had about my inventory, and that seemed to fit together.

Also featured in this post is The Summer Beauty Festival, dedicated to cosmetics and that i will be showing a lot this month or until it´s end on the 25th.

By the way speaking of events another one will also start soon, on the 5th is The Ashraya Project, which i will also be blogging, and don´t forget the The WGD Nightstalker Hunt that started on the 1st and has made me get my Goth on for this whole month, well most of the time, and is the start of World Goth Day SL Celebrations, the hunt starts at Dare Designs, and you can find a list of all hunt participants here.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Aura –  Briar (COLLABOR88)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Sweater: Baiastice – Rabibad (The Dressing Room)
Bermudas: Baiastice – Ferya (The Dressing Room)
Turban – 22769 –  the badu ( Culture Shock)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Earings: Mandala – tukemono earrings(The Dressing Room)
Necklace: Mandala – Omochi Necklace
Bracelet: EarthStones  – Tumbled Stones Bracelet (COLLABOR88)
Nails –  PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003 (Summer Beauty Festival)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Firebrick Red Glace Lipcolor
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Autumn Pallette Glace Makeover (Summer Beauty Festival)
Face Paint –  HANDverk –  Arbore Face Paint