May 31, 2012
Harlow

The Tropics

First and foremost, I want to start this post off and give a huge congratulations to the very lovely Miss Lucie Bluebird.  Lucie and one of her closest friends Miss Rosalie Bouscario created an absolutely fantastic story for the Golden Peen Contest, that in the end pulled away with the highest votes!  Congratulations to you both on your win, and thank you again to all of you who participated.  It was quite a lot of fun, and seeing all the entries brought a smile to many faces.  Thank you again also to Miss Berry for the inspiration to do such a silly contest!

FaMESHed round 2 begins tonight at midnight SLT, and it has quite a handful of beautiful new items up for sale!  I had a hard time deciding what to wear for this blog entry so I am showing off two new looks for this post!  This gorgeous mesh bikini was created by the newer store One Bad Pixel.  This is the first time i’ve worn the full mesh bikini set and not a pair of shorts with a top.  I normally have a hard time fitting mesh bikini bottoms to my particular unique shape.  These fit really nicely, as I only had to knock down one of my shape sliders a couple notches! A  lost some weight, and got a new bikini! I can’t complain!  It comes in a handful of pretty summer colors, so make sure to stop by FaMESHed after midnight SLT to check it out.

This second look is also something you can find at FaMESHed from the designer Valentina E. Couture.  The fashionable hat and sarong go beautifully together, and it’s the perfect apparel to throw on for a trip down to the tropic coast.  I totally wish I could pull off an attention grabbing hat like this in real life!

Stay tuned as I will have more from faMESHed coming later this week!

Credits

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V2- Medium

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Gem- Light Teal

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Nails: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Nails V2 – Platinum Edition – Long

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Jodie – Carrot w/Roots

Mesh Bikini: One Bad Pixel | Siddean Munro & sachi Vixen – Ring Bikini – Bananarita (available at FaMESHed opening at midnight slt)

Sarong/Hat: Valentina E. Couture | valentinaevangelista – Sarong Dress & Glam Beach Hat (available at FaMESHed opening at midnight slt)

Poses: Flowey | Flutter Memel

Location: Crossing Currents

May 30, 2012
Harlow

Sapphire

You may be looking at this post and thinking I don’t look anything like my normal self!  I had quite a bit of fun playing chameleon today and changing up my look for a post.  It’s amazing how a new skin, and a different hair color can make you look like an entirely different person.

This skin is so youthful and innocent looking. I had a lot of fun playing with it.  It’s the new release from Leafy and it’s called Sapphire.  I paired the dusty tone with a Leafy lipstick in a rose color.  I went with the lipstick version that offers the teeth to make my look complete.  I don’t normally wear teeth layers or add-ons in SL, but these were too cute to pass up.  Sapphire comes in four different skin tones, each with a handful of options.  The lipsticks come in a wide variety of shades that you can purchase to complete your look.

My hair is one of the newest Wasabi Pills releases called Anais.  I normally wear the gingerbread tone in this hair, but I went with wild honey this time around.  It’s kind of fun changing up my look and being a brunette temporarily!  This hair is mesh, and the braids really make the style stand out.

My cropped top is from one of my favorite stores, ISON.  I ended up fat packing this item because I liked it so much.  It was near impossible to choose from the vast array of color choices Mr. Hyx offered.  The rigging is nicely done on this, and it hangs beautifully off of my avatar’s frame.  I think it’s a top that would flatter almost anyone.  I paired the top with these adorable printed skinny jeans from Peqe.  These jeans take my back to my childhood days. I had a pair of floral printed denim jeans that I absolutely adored as a kid, and it’s fun to relive the look.  These come in a handful of beautiful floral printed colors and are also mesh!

I also wanted to make note of my awesome pose i’m using today.  This comes from a “top model” pose set from Exposeur.  Miss RubyStarlight Writer has recently released a lot of really great items including some summer themed group/couples poses, as well has some also single static poses.  I haven’t had a chance to photograph any of the fun summery ones, so I wanted to show off this particular pose from the model set.  Every pose in the set is unique and individual.  I had a challenging time deciding which specific pose to use!

I hope y’all have had a great week so far, and it just continues to get better!

Credits

Skin: Leafy | Kaethe Dyrssen – Sapphire – Dusty – Pure

Lipstick: Leafy | Kaethe Dyrssen – The Roses – Lip Matte – Ruby Red w/ Teeth

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Gem- Light Teal

Lashes: Beetlebones | Suetabulous Yootz – Dollface (mesh) – Black

Nails: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Nails V2 – Platinum Edition – Long

Hair: Wasabi Pills | MissAllSunday Lemon - Anais – Wild Honey

Top: ISON | Harry Hyx – Draped Cropped Tee – White

Jeans: Peqe | Inex Hax – Skinny Jeans – Teal

Pose: Exposeur | RubyStarlight Writer

 

May 29, 2012
Harlow

Pay It Forward: Anubis Darkwatch

For my second Pay It Forward Project victim, I picked a person who I think represents the community in a really positive manner, knows how to have a good time, and brings a lot of great music to all of us across the grid.  My pick was Mr. Anubis Darkwatch.

If you don’t know Anubis, I strongly encourage you to get to know him.  He’s kind, funny, has a heart of gold, and is a fantastic DJ here in the Second Life community.  He’s someone that you will find on plurk spending the day posting funny pictures, or inspirational items he finds littered across the internet.  I know if I’m ever having a bad day I can simply sneak off to his timeline and look at all the funny and uplifting things he’s posted.  Mr. Darkwatch is the type of guy who will drop anything he’s doing and talk to you.  If he’s in the midst of a busy set, he will still take the time to listen to what you have to say and talk to you about anything you want to talk about.

I think Anubis is a good example of social adhesive here in Second Life.  He manages to bring large groups of people together, and he always does it in a positive light.  I can think of so many great memories and fun times i’ve had that Anubis has been a part of.  He represents so many venues in a great fashion, and always manages to keep things light and fun.  So Mr. Darkwatch thank you so kindly for being my second pick for The Pay It Forward Project.  I have no doubt in my mind that you will find numerous ways to pay it forward in the community.  Keep up the amazing work!

 

 

May 26, 2012
Harlow

The Golden Peen Contest Voting!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a challenge it was to narrow down all the great choices to just three for this silly little contest.  I, and I know many others have had so much fun looking at all the great stories, images, and gifs that you’ve come up with for this!  Every single one of them brought a huge smile and a laugh!  Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in something so fun and goofy!

I spent a good deal of time this afternoon going through all of your entries and i’ve narrowed it down to my three favorites.  This was NOT an easy decision! You were ALL clever, ingenious, and absolutely so creative! I could have never come up with any of these fun ideas you all came up with.

Below i’ve listed the three top picks, and a place for you all to vote.  I will pick the top voted winner Monday at 6pm SLT.  You have until then to vote and tell your friends to come and vote as well!  I won’t say much about these three entries as I don’t want to sway your votes, but definitely take the time to look all three over before casting your vote! <3

Great job everybody and thank you again for participating!

 

Contestant # 1: Dain Rexen’s Dancing Fox Gif

Contestant # 2: Griffin Ceawlin’s Robotic Worshipers 

Contestant # 3: Lucie Bluebird’s Golden Peen of Glory

 

Thanks again for participating everyone! This was a lot of fun!  I look forward to seeing the results!

 

May 26, 2012
Harlow

The Grand Hall

What happens when you combine mesh with one of the most talented designers on the grid?  You get an item that is far more grand than nearly anything else you have experienced in Second Life.  That is how I felt when I walked into Mr. Loz Hyde’s mesh creation at The Home and Garden Expo.

Meshworx’s Grand Hall  won’t be up for sale till later this summer, but the entire experience will make you truly see how invaluable mesh will be to the Second Life community.  Exquisite detailing, and high quality texture work grace every crevice of this beautiful piece of architecture.  The stunning grand hall has a footprint of 60 x 40, making it the perfect size for a fantastic venue.  It’s roughly 740 prims (subject to change as Loz adds the final touches to the creation), fully custom textures, and will even have stage curtains that open and close on command.  The entire creation is filled with little surprises including two secret rooms to search for and discover.

One of the neatest features of this creation is the chandeliers.  The lighting fixtures boast around 5000 individual crystals, yet sit at only 14 prims and 5 prims in count depending on the size.  I certainly recommend stopping by the expo and checking out the place for yourself.  It is absolutely amazing how detailed and realistic mesh looks, and if mesh was something you were uncertain about, I am near certain this creation will change your mind about it.

I’m quite excited to see what else Mr. Hyde has up his sleeve in the future.  Keep an eye out, as this beautiful grand hall will be up for sale in just a short few months at Meshworx. I honestly believe it will be creations such as this that will change the way venues look throughout Second Life, and will set the standard for higher quality, more realistic hangouts across the grid.