May 14, 2012
Harlow

The Pay It Forward Project

I was inspired and encouraged to start up a new little project.  I really encourage you all to get involved!  You can find all the info below!

Lately it feels as if Second Life has been filled with a lot of drama, negativity, and all around…BLAH! I know I for certain have contributed and adopted this new negative attitude, and I want to erase it not only myself, but anyone else who feels they are in need of a little positive uplifting as well. So here’s the scoop….

Each week I will pick one person in the Second Life community that I feel has displayed a positive attitude and an overall kind nature that week. I will then offer to do a free portrait for them! I will post my photos to my flickr under the title “Pay It Forward Project” with a little excerpt about how they caught my eye. I will then encourage that person to “Pay it forward”, this can be by giving a simple gift, a kind word, a photo, etc… It can be anything as long as it’s positive and encouraging. Then…the person you paid it forward to, should be encouraged to pay it forward as well, and so on…and on…and on…

I really encourage you to join up with The Pay It Forward project! Whether you are a designer, a photographer, a blogger, or just someone who is capable of giving a kind word to someone, join up!

Feel free to spread the word, copy this image, and this information!

I know drama, negativity, and overall blah-ness are just a part of life, and also a part of any community… but I also know that a little bit of encouragement and a little positive reinforcement can go a really long way.

Start up your own weekly pay it forward chain! I look forward to seeing who you find! <3

My first weekly pick for The Pay It Forward Project is someone I did not know until yesterday.  Her name is Veruca Monday, and she was someone who took the time, effort, and energy to reach out to someone she did not even know.  What Veruca does not realize is that her words and actions went farther than she realized, as she was the person who inspired my entire community project.  Thank you so much Miss Monday for not only being incredibly kind, but an encouragement in the community.

I am going to make it a goal each week to pick someone at random in the community who I feel is showing encouragement, and positive reinforcement in the Second Life Community.  I encourage you to start it up as well.  Whether you are a designer, blogger, photographer, or just someone who enjoys what the Second Life Community as to offer…GET INVOLVED! Pick someone weekly… show them how you appreciate them…whether it be a small gift, a photo, or a kind word, it does not matter.  Then… as you have done, encourage them to pay it forward to someone else!

A thank you ahead of time to all of you who participate.  I would LOVE if you commented on my post and showed me what you’ve done to pay it forward.

 

May 14, 2012
Harlow

Ice Cream Stand

A new collaboration between [Avoid] and Glitterati are starting to bring us some really fun, quirky, and exciting items on the grid.  I am certain I’ll have quite a few to show you in the future, but this first one instantly caught my eye!  An ice cream stand!

The ice cream stand is incredibly detailed and sits at 109 prims.  It comes with a snow cone machine, eight bottles of flavored syrups, an ice cream freezer, cones, and an adorable chalkboard menu.  Ten poses are included in the stand and multiple avatars can be on it at the same time.

One of my besties, the lovely Miss Paige Patrucci joined me.  Ironically while Paige loves ice cream, it makes her sick every time she eats it…yet, she continues to eat it.  How can I blame her?  For what Paige and I are wearing on our trip to the ice cream stand see below!

Credits

Paige:

Shorts – Mon Tissu – Cuffed Denim Shorts

Top – Mon Tissu (Soiree) – Joy Tee

Hair – Magika – Dare

Shoes – Ingenue – Bridget Flats (Pool)

Ring – Je Suis – Voyante Ring *plain*

Harlow:

Skin: Glam Affair – Giselle

Hair: TRUTH – Velvet

Tank: Fri.Day – Basic Tank

Necklace: Dustarrz – Antique Necklace

Sweater: ISON - Kimono Sleeve Cardigan

Jeans: Fri.Day – Midnight Jeans

Boots: Mon Tissu - Heathrow Boots

 

May 13, 2012
Harlow

Pretty In Pink

This week’s color challenge from Luna Jubilee is Dark Pink.  I…kind of bent the rules and decided to go with a lighter pink!  I kinda dig this hair color, and these eyes and all the pink pink pink!  I’m halfway tempted to keep the look going for a while.  It’s girly and sassy!

Belleza has a new skin coming out very very soon! It is Lily V2 and if you are in the Belleza group you will find that there is a very happy surprise waiting for you!  One of the medium tones has been released as a special advanced present, and it’s beautiful!  The skin will come with the option to buy brow tattoos, so if you are a brunette or a redhead and want darker brows, that option will be available to you!  The skin is soft, feminine, and has stunning detail that I think will make a perfect summer skin.

My beautiful jewels are from Donna Flora.  Did you know there is an entire wall at Donna Flora right now that is 70% off?  Lots of great items to pick up, as well as plenty of other items throughout the entire store to satisfy your shopping needs!

I’ll leave you all with that today.  I wish you all a very Happy Mothers Day!

Credits

Skin: Belleza | Tricky Boucher – Lily V2 – Medium – Group Gift

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Gem- Pink

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

Hair: TRUTH | Truth Hawks – Tisha – Fairyfloss

Jewelry: Donna Flora |Squinternet Larnia – Fragola

Pose: Bent! | Catherine Fairport

 

 

May 12, 2012
Harlow

Green Pastures

 

My last post was so dark and urban that I decided to lighten things up a bit with a simple, spring inspired post! Not a ton to talk about today.  I just pieced together an outfit with a few items that I’ve really enjoyed recently.  As usual you can find all the credits below! Have a fantastic weekend and a great Mother’s Day!

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Giselle – Natural

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

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

Hair: Elikatira | Elikapeka Tiramisu – Rhythm – Red 05

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

Earrings: Caroline’s Jewelry | Caroline Apollo – Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings

Necklace: AZE | Amilia Zabaleta – Short Pearl Necklace

Top: [Echo] Echo Requiem – Exposition Sleeveless Blouse

Jeans: Maitreya | Onyx Leshelle  -Zipper Pastel Skinny Jeans

Shoes: Pixel Mode | Tya Fallingbridge – Baby T’s – Pale Pink

Pose: Adorkable | Adorkable Peapod (available at Culture Shock)

Location: South Farthing

May 11, 2012
Harlow

Streets

Have you had a chance to stop by Bouncer Criss’s newest store location?  Bounce This Poses has just opened at it’s fantastic new place, and the entire store is just awesome.  Situated in a globe, the urban themed store and surrounding area is a perfect place for photos and exploration.  The pose I am using is also from the store! Lots of goodies to be found!

I went for a more…rough around the edges look today.  I figured if I was going to be walking around back alleys, and down dark city streets I should fit the part!  I’m probably not fooling anyone though.  I’m not tough. At all.  One thing that I really love about this outfit though are the tattoos.  They are from Aitui, and what is really neat about this particular tattoo (and some others they have in the store) is that it comes with a notecard explaining the meaning behind it.  I’ve copied directly from the notecard below what this tattoo specifically means:

The red moon represents the Japanese flag, the stars
above the wrist represent the American flag.

The text on the outer arm reads:

fly fly fly
bomb bomb bomb
we have lost ourselves

The text on the inner arm reads:

“War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly
to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys
from one village and another village, stick them into
uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose
like wild beasts against each other.”
-Thomas Carlyle

This tattoo is neither in favour of Japan, nor America.
It is a tattoo that speaks out against war in and of itself.

I just think it’s pretty neat that a tattoo designer in Second Life would take the time to put so much meaning behind their artwork and designs here.  If you are looking for new tattoos, Aitui is hands down my favorite tattoo place in Second Life.

Clawtooth has officially jumped on board the mesh hair wagon!  I’m quite happy to see it, as I love their hairstyles.  Two great mesh styles can be found at this month’s Collabor 88.  

Lots of other goodies being worn above.  All credits below! Have a FANTASTIC start to your weekend!

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Giselle – Natural

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

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

Tattoo: Aitui | Jesseaitui Petion – The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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

Hair: Clawtooth | Bubbles Clawtooth – Kinda Shy – Red Eye Flight

Top: Toki-Doki | Maya Levane – Grey Cross

Pants: [Echo] | Echo Requiem – Interlude Pants – Black

Boots: GOS | Gospel Voom – Desire Boots – Black

Pose: Bounce This | Bouncer Criss

Location: Southfield