Apr 3, 2012
Harlow

Paprika

 

So this week marks the very last Fashionably Late Event on the Chic Sim.  It has been a great event with many weeks of awesome designs by awesome designers.  I will be sad to see the event, as well as the Chic Sim close it’s doors.

One of the designers, owner of justB, Miss Bee Baroque (isn’t that a cute name?) returned for the event and released this beautiful jumpsuit.  Normally this sort of thing wouldn’t fit my style or my tastes, but I really loved it the moment I put it on.  The color is called “Paprika”. So pretty!

I paired the jumpsuit with a new release from one of my new favorite stores, [Echo].  Echo Requiem has been hard at work lately releasing quite a few new items, and this Stonage necklace in beautiful turquoise is just gorgeous.

The last thing i’ll note today is my hair.  It’s one of the new releases from TRUTH and it’s a non mesh release.  I love the color change headband.  Perfect accessory when you need an extra little touch of color for a wardrobe.

Have a good one.

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Helia – Carrot

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

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

Nails: Leverocci | Jin Elfan – Round Nails (mesh) – Teal Plain

Necklace: [Echo] | Echo Requiem – Stonage Necklace - Turquoise

Jumpsuit: justB | Bee Baroque – Jumpsuit Femme – Paprika (available at  Fashionably Late)

Feet: SLink | Siddean Munro – Barefeet Mesh Flat

Pose: Adorkable Poses | Adorkable Peapod

Apr 2, 2012
Harlow

Nora

First off, sorry for that mediocre shot today.  My computer/internet/viewer were all giving me a good fit last night….

I immediately smiled when I saw this dress from Ivalde.  A few reasons to why really.  Ivalde is a store that has been a staple in the Second Life community for many years now.  A store that nearly anyone recognizes, and we probably all have something from Ivalde hiding in our inventories somewhere.  I love seeing long time stores still making pretty items in Second Life.

The second reason I smiled when I saw this dress was the name.  It’s called “Nora.”  My great grandmother’s name was Nora.  She was a really spectacular lady with a lot of grace, beauty, and intelligence.  I just knew I had to blog this dress because it made me think of her.  I could imagine her wearing something beautiful like this when she was younger.  So fitting for the 1950s.  Sometimes, I like to imagine what life was like back then.  Wouldn’t it be neat to time travel?  I’d love to go back and visit family members when they were younger.  When they were still alive, and full of vibrance and life.  It really is something neat to think about.

Just a little note on my shoes and hair that Im wearing today.  Both can be found this week at The Truth District’s 50% off sale. (You have to be in the group to get the sale price on the items)  These shoes from GOS are really cool.  They are part of the Pimp Your Pumps line that GOS features, and are a cute little pair of buckled flats.  You can change the colors of every part of this shoe.  You can get them for a great price right now, so I certainly recommend them. Gospel Voom makes some of the best shoes in Second Life, and I must say their customer service is also really great.  I had a really good experience this weekend, so they come highly recommended from me!

My hair is the newest release from TRUTH.  It comes as two options.  The way I am wearing it above, or there is a mesh attachment that drapes over your shoulders that goes with it.  I personally like the hair as an up do, without the attachment, but both ways work nicely.

Enough of my notorious rambling.  Have a great start to your week!

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Auralee – Carrot

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

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

Dress: Ivalde | Neferia Abel – Nora – White

Shoes: GOS | Gospel Voom – Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Buckle Ballet

Pose: Adorkable Poses | Adorkable Peapod

Location: Armenelos

Mar 31, 2012
Harlow

TUTORIALS: Taking High Quality Photographs

I’ve put together a pretty standard tutorial on How to Take High Quality Photographs in Second Life.  I hope it helps you!  I’ve included some information on my computer specifications that I use, how to set your graphics settings up, anisotrophic filtering, camera restraints, and also some recommendations on other blogger tutorials to take a look at! I hope it helps you, and anyone you come across along the way! :)

Mar 31, 2012
Harlow

Reflection on a Saturday Afternoon

I love the weekends.  A chance to unwind, relax, and reflect on the past week.  What a busy week it was, filled with all sorts of odds and ends.  It was nice to head over to the adorable Felix Cove Cafe, and relax with a cup of hot chocolate, and a good magazine.  No one was around, so it was the perfect quiet Saturday afternoon, and a chance to reflect on a lot of the things coming up in my life.

Have you been to the Felix Cove Cafe before?  It’s on the sim that the furniture store DIGS is on, and it’s quite fantastic.  Let me tell you a little about both.  DIGS is owned by the incredibly lovely Miss Iris Maskelyne.  I absolutely love her furniture.  The couch i’m sitting on above is from DIGS, and I also own another couch, a bed, and a rug from DIGS.  All three are the highest quality, and have an incredible collection of poses to choose from.  If you are in the market for new furniture, her items are certainly worth taking a peek at.  They come in a variety of types, colors, textures, etc… She also has some great prefabs, including some absolutely beautiful skyboxes.

As for the Felix Cove Cafe, if you are looking for a tranquil place to come and relax, it is the absolute perfect little venue.  Iris mentioned that she had a lot of live events in the past, but due to her furniture store keeping her busy it’s quieted down a bit.  I look at this as a positive thing, because it now offers a great little venue to find some peace and quiet with a friend or loved one.  The venue is decorated to near perfection, and has the perfect ambiance to it.

So there you have it! A great furniture store, and a great little cafe for you to check out on this lovely spring weekend!  I hope you have a good one! <3

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Caramel – Red 05

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

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

Glasses: Bitch. | Maxwell Graf – Mesh BC Frames – Black (only 1 linden!)

Nails: Leverocci | Jin Elfan – Round Nails (mesh) – Scarlet Plain

Top: coldLogic | coldLogic Resident – Weiss – Tropic

Jeans: Maitreya | Onyx Leshelle – Maitreya Zipper Skinny Jeans  #2

Feet: SLink | Siddean Munro – Barefeet Mesh Flat

Couch/Pose: DIGS | Iris Maskelyne

Location: Felix Cove Cafe

 

Mar 30, 2012
Harlow

Bramble

So… I had a moment last night.  Yes. A moment.  I stopped by Elikatira to pick up her two new beautiful hair releases (yup! That’s one of them in the pic!) and when I demoed my hair I took a look at my ears and realized they were RIDICULOUSLY small.  Like…baby small. It was pretty funny because my plurk/fellow blogger friend  Cady was standing there and I’m pretty sure she got a big kick out of how shocked I was.

Needless to say, I have adjusted my ears to make them a little more proportional (how did it take me over 4 years to not realize this?), and I’ve now adorned them with a pair of adorable earrings from Undefined Lilies. She has these cute earrings up for sale in a variety of colors.  I love how delicate they are.

I also wanted to point out my lashes.  I. Love. My. Lashes.  I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now and can’t take them off.  They are from Beetlebones, they are mesh, and the pack comes with all sorts of styles.  They are unlinked so that you can adjust them and play with the angles/sizing to make them fit you perfectly.  I am so pleased with them!

I hope you are all as excited as I am that it is FRIDAY! :)

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Leah – Natural

Freckles: L. Fauna | Launa Fauna – Extra Freckles – Dark

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Daffodil – Red 05

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Shimmer – Blue

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

Earrings: Undefined Lilies | Liliana Barrs – Bramble – Dark Purple/Gold