Tag Archives: Mix+Mesh

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.