Dec 17, 2011
Harlow

Four Corners & Limited Couture Events!

I feel a bit guilty blogging right now without any of my own images but I have been absolutely swamped with a million things and haven’t had a chance to take photos of some of the great items yet.  I wanted to make sure you all knew about two events taking place.

First off is the Four Corners event.  This event is just ridiculously creative and has such a wide variety of items to choose from.  The four corners event doesn’t open till tomorrow so I can’t give out the slurl just yet but you will be able to find it in search tomorrow.  This event features four different styles including: Delicate Damsel, Bikes and Spikes, Alluring Modesty, & Delightfully Bright!  All four genres offer so many amazing designers and items.  This is an event that’s certainly worth checking about and check back to my blog this upcoming week as I will be blogging a few of the great items I found.

The second event is Limited Couture.  This is also a great event featuring a wide variety of quality designers and stores.  As you can see from the ad above some great names are participating and you can find some high end Couture items for some really wonderful prices.  They too are also opening tomorrow so I can’t provide a slurl just yet but you can find them as well in search!

I hope this small bit of information is helpful for you all! I really look forward to blogging some of the great items both events have to offer when my real life calms down a bit! Been a crazy week getting ready for the upcoming Holiday!

Happy Weekend everyone! <3

Dec 16, 2011
Harlow

Fur Real?

I think one of my biggest qualms about Second Life is the fact that it’s so easy for someone to sit behind a computer screen, climb up on their high horse, and go off about something ridiculous.  That is exactly how I feel about the controversy surrounding Anya Ohmai’s beautiful fox scarf that she released for Collabor88.

News flash!

Welcome to the VIRTUAL world of Second Life.  Surprising or not the world is actually made up of something called a pixel.  In case you didn’t quite understand what a pixel was let me explain:

pix·el

[pik-suhl, -sel]

noun Computers, Television .

the smallest element  of an image that can be individually processed in a video display system.

Now…in case you STILL weren’t certain let me explain a bit farther.

No ACTUAL foxes were harmed in the making of this scarf.

Shocking. I know.

Oh and if you want to get on my case about how it represents something real and how it sets a bad example and all that mumbo jumbo let me tell you this…

If you are so easily influenced that you see a pixel fur scarf in Second Life, and run out quickly in your real life to buy one just like it, then you are entirely too easily influenced, and you need to have a reality check.  I am someone who in my real life NEVER wears fur.  I tried being a vegetarian at one point but it unfortunately didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped.  That being said, fur is something I can make the easy and conscious decision to stay away from.  I do not wear fur in my real life, and do not support the mindless cruelty that goes in in the fur industry.  When given the opportunity in my Second Life though?  To wear something that was created with virtual programs and didn’t cause harm to any animal in the slightest? Bring it on! It’s cute, it’s fluffy, and damn it I look fantastic in it!

I know my little ramble and rant probably doesn’t flow all too smoothly.  It’s almost midnight here and I’m tired.  Overall, I just wanted to give some major praise to Anya and her beautiful fox scarf creation.  It’s for a great price right now at Collabor88 and in a virtual world where originality becomes more and more challenging each day, I think this really stands out as a spectacular item.

For all of you whining and bitching about a fake fox scarf?  Ask yourself this.  Do you wear leather? Eat meat? Use any products that use animal testing facilities? I can almost guarantee the majority of you who are moaning and throwing a fit over that scarf will answer yes to at least one, if not all of those questions. Unfortunately all of those things cause an immense amount of cruelty.  It’s a sad fact about life, that I really don’t like to think about, or fathom since I love animals so much, but it is a challenge to avoid.  Not impossible, but a huge challenge.

Wearing a fake fox scarf in SL causes absolutely zero harm or cruelty. Not a single ounce. The designers who have made fur items in SL have caused zero cruelty, and have put a lot of time, effort, and creativity into making you a nice item. If you don’t agree with it or don’t like it then don’t buy it. It’s simple.

Think about it he next time you wanna whine about something so silly.

Dec 15, 2011
Harlow

Sexy and We Know It

If I’m ever on the prowl for someone to dress up all crazy with, I know just who to turn to!  One of my longest and closest friends in Second Life, Miss Paige Patrucci is the queen of playing dress up!  You will constantly catch her dressing up all crazy with her friends around the grid.  There is never, ever a dull moment if Paigey is around!

The other night I maybe had a glass of wine (or three) and found the sudden urge to dress up all crazy like the guys from the music group LMFAO.  Maybe I wouldn’t be running around in a tiny speedo anytime soon, but I had no problem busting out the animal print pants and the wild hair. Paige quickly joined in, and the fun ensued.  This was the result!

Thanks Paigey for being so lively and fun!  You bring an extra dose of joy to it each day!  See below to find out what we are wearing!

Credits:

Paige (on right)

Shirt: Gawk – Baggy Pullover

Leggings: Aoharu – BT Leopard Leggings (blue)

Shoes: Pixel Mode – Baby T’s – Black

Hair: Lelutka – Rykiel – Sweeden

Leg Warmers: League - Merino Legwarmers – Puce

Necklace: Rotten Toe Tamagotchi

Sun Glasses: Miel - Hipster Peepers (Candy Gloss)

Skin: Tuli – Claire (Sunkissed)

On Harlow (left)

Skin: Belleza – Alyson

Hair: Lelutka – Rykiel – Firetop

Sunglasses: Emery – Sunglasses Era – Fucsia

Bracelets: Leri Miles Designs – Zarah Bangle

Necklace: Purple Moon – Bubble Jewelry – Walnut & Magenta

Top: League – Breezy Tank Top – Sequins – Black

Pants: Jack Spoon – bEla Leggings – Blue

Shoes: MAAI – Sugar Buckled Heels/Socks – Black

Pose: Fly Lily

 

Dec 14, 2011
Harlow

Tropical Getaway

It has been a hard handful of days.  Last week was really rough with a lot of things going on in my personal life as well as my second.  This week also got off to a bit of a hectic start, so I knew it was time to just… get away. On a tropical getaway that is!

I hopped on a virtual plane and headed for the tropical islands of Las Arenas.  What a nice little break from the cold and snowy sim I call home.  I traded in my snow boots and scarfs, for an adorable tiered cropped top from [Echo] and my favorite denim shorts from Mon Tissu.  In my mesh bag from Celoe I made sure to pack my favorite magazines, a great book, all of my makeup of course, and hmm… there may be a bottle of vodka stashed in there somewhere too.

Oh, and the pose I am using is from Tram.  What a cute store that is, but not only that, they have some great freebie gifts including a handbag, some flat shoes, and a couple packs of poses.  The pose that I am using above is from Tram and it was FREE!

If you are looking to get away and can’t afford to do it in your real life like me, I suggest a tropical virtual vacation! Whether you go alone, or grab some of your favorite people to go with, a night in tropical bliss can really help you unwind.  It’s even better if the sim incorporates tropical sound effects.  It’s amazing to me that even though it’s all virtual, a simple act like this can really make you feel like you escaped for a bit and had a chance to unwind.

Credits:

Skin: Belleza – Alyson

Hair: Elikatira – Quirky – Red 05

Sunglasses: HOC – Aviators

Jewelry: League – Vintage Jewelry Set

Top: [Echo] – Accelerando Top – Blue Stripe

Shorts: Mon Tissu – Shorts – Greta – Used

Bag: Celoe – Sack Bag – Roman

Pose: Tram

Location: Las Arenas

Dec 13, 2011
Harlow

Wandering the District

First off… WHOA. WordPress Dashboard got an update and it’s all new and weird and…whoa. I can’t find anything! And this “new post” page I think is glitching so I hope this post shows up correctly.  This is so very strange. Why can’t people just keep things the way they are? I liked it how it was!

Anyway, I took some time recently to wander the Truth District!  What a great sim.  So many different and quality shops to browse, as well as numerous locations to take a great snapshot.  It’s certainly a place you want to bring a handful of lindens with you to.  You are bound to find something you will want to go home with. :)

I wanted to give some praise for customer service to the store The Plastik.  Recently I hurried over to pick up a fat pack of pants during an awesome sale they were having (Not sure if that sale is still taking place but it’s worth a peek to see!) I bought the fat pack and when I received it the vendor had messed up and given me the packaging but nothing inside of it.  I sent the designer an NC, and not only did she get back to me but she took the time to send me a few extras as well.  That to me is a great example of customer service.  It’s something I’m unfortunately seeing less and less of in Second Life.  I’m not sure if people are starting to feel more entitled, or are just becoming lazy but I love to point out when good customer service is shown to me, and The Plastik gets mad props for their CS.

The pants I am wearing above are from The Plastik.  I strongly recommend if you are going to buy these pants to just go ahead and fat pack them.  They come in so many great colors that it’s near impossible to choose which ones you want to go home with.  The texture quality and detail is also a great perk to picking up the fat pack.

I ventured over to my current favorite store in Second Life the other day as well.  Oh yes. I said it. My FAVORITE.  If I was only allowed to shop at one store in Second Life, ISON would take the cake.  I picked up the adorable belted cardigan as well as the crocodile purse above.  I paired the outfit with a cute pair of shoes from Fir & MNA.  I love the stripes and stitching details on the side of these.

I know it’s pretty hard to see in this image but the necklace I am wearing is from Caroline’s Jewelry.  I really love Caroline’s store and I think she makes a fantastic variety of items.  I have a huge appreciation for delicate looking jewelry and this necklace is a staple item in my inventory.  I pair it with quite a variety of outfits, and the little hearts are darling.

Well enough of my rambling! I hope you all have a nice Tuesday!

Credits:

Skin: Belleza – Alyson

Eyes: Fashism – Pale Blue – Medium

Hair: TRUTH – Janice – Copper

Necklace: Caroline’s JewelryJuliet Layered Silver Necklace

Top: ISON – Belted Cardigan – Grey

Pants: The Plastik – Aeda – Slacks – Blush – Skinnies

Bag: ISON – Kabuki – Crocodile Tote – Pearl

Shoes: Fir & MNA – The Twine Shoes – Grey & White

Pose: Comes with the bag I’m using/my AO

Location: Truth District