May 11, 2013
Harlow

Basics, B*tches

So the lovely Magenta DeVinna had a great idea to post our “basics” or every day items that we can’t live without in Second Life.  I loved the idea, and I’m a basics kind of girl, so I figured I’d play along!

Shape:  My shape is “Me”.  It’s a shape I’ve custom tailored over many years to suit my every need here in SL.  I finally got to a point where I was happy with it, and it’s been the same for quite a long time now.  I can’t really imagine ever changing to a different shape. (Ha…let’s look back on this post in a few years though eh?)

Skin: I typically change skins once every handful of months.  I’m not someone who changes skins on a daily basis. I find a skin and I stick with it for many months.  A while back the talented Izzie Button, of the store Izzie’s, IMed me and dropped me a new release of her’s that she named Harlow.  I was as giddy as a kid with candy, and to this day I’ve had a hard time finding a skin that suits me better than my “Harlow” skin.  I will switch skins out for blog posts, but you’ll notice I use this one currently more than any other skin.

Eyes: My absolute favorite eye maker is Insufferable Dastard. I very rarely change from this brand.  Just like my skins, I tend to stick with a pair of eyes for many months, but when Insufferable Dastard releases new eyes I’m the first to scamper over and snatch them up.  I think they are absolutely stunning.

Brows: I dunno what it is about Glam Affair‘s brow bases, but regardless of the skin i’m wearing I almost always wear Glam Affair brows.  The ones I’m currently hooked on are the Leah brow shapes.

Hair: I can’t pinpoint a specific hair maker that I wear more than the other, but I can tell you that I am nearly always a ginger.  I love being a redhead in Second Life.  I can’t imagine Harlow being anything else.  As for current favorite styles, I’m really hooked on American Woman by Exile which you can see above.  It suits my avatar perfectly.

Hands: SLink hands.  They are amazing. I wear them daily. Need I say more?

Feet: They aren’t pictured, but I wear my Gos Boutique mesh feet constantly.  With the skin matching technology he mastered, it makes it easy to match my mesh feet to any skin I’m currently wearing.

Lingerie: I know it’s not something I wear daily, but I wanted to mention it.  This lingerie set from DeeTalez has been a timeless favorite for a long time.  I dunno what it is about this set, but I wear it under quite a bit, or just by itself.  It’s a set i’ll never be able to get rid of from my inventory, even with all of the beautiful mesh lingerie hitting the market.

So there you have it! My basics!

May 9, 2013
Harlow

I’m Gonna Soak Up The Sun

My friend the communist 
Holds meetings in his RV
I can’t afford his gas
So I’m stuck here watching TV
I don’t have digital
I don’t have diddly squat
It’s not having what you want
It’s wanting what you’ve got

I’m gonna soak up the sun
Gonna tell everyone 
To lighten up (I’m gonna tell ‘em that)
I’ve got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I’m looking up o I’m gonna soak up the sun
I’m gonna soak up the sun
I’ve got a crummy job
It don’t pay near enough
To buy the things it takes
To win me some of your love
Every time I turn around
I’m looking up, you’re looking down
Maybe something’s wrong with you
That makes you act the way you do
Maybe i am crazy too

I’m gonna soak up the sun
While it’s still free
I’m gonna soak up the sun
Before it goes out on me
Don’t have no master suite
I’m still the king of me
You have a fancy ride, but baby
I’m the one who has the key
Every time I turn around
I’m looking up, you’re looking down
Maybe something’s wrong with you
That makes you act the way you do
Maybe I am crazy too 

I’m gonna soak up the sun
Got my 45 on
So I can rock on.

I’m Gonna Soak Up The Sun by Sheryl Crow
Credits:
Skin: Izzie’s | Izzie Button – Harlow – Fair
Sunglasses: Yummy | Polyester Partridge – Sunbrella (available at Collabor88)
Hair: Clawtooth | Bubbles Clawtooth – Sugar Kisses – Red Eye Flight (available at Collabor88)
Swimsuit: G Field | Cerberus Noel – Frill Bikini
Pose: Adorkable | Adorkable Peapod 
May 8, 2013
Harlow

Rain or Shine

I am really digging this month’s Collabor88 theme.  Their focus this month is rain or shine, and it’s produced some beautiful items up for grabs!  I have a feeling i’m gonna have plenty to tell you about this month.  I’ll keep it short and sweet today and let my credits do the talking. Happy shopping everyone!

Credits

Skin: Glam Affair | Aida Ewing – Margot – Europa (available at Collabor88)

Eyes: Insufferable Dastard | Audrey Lamede – Soulful v2 – Gray

Hair: Magika | Sabina Gully – Honest

Outfit: Tee*fy | Azure Electricteeth – Aimee Tailored Ribbon Shorts & Milena Ruffle Blouse (available at Collabor88)

Hands: SLink | Siddean Munro – Mesh Hands

Parasol: Schadenfreude | Allegory Malaprop – Cloud into the woods Pagoda Parasol (available at Collabor88)

Location: Sunshine Mist 

May 7, 2013
Harlow

My Little Apartment

I’ve lately felt very uninspired in the decorating department.  I throw a house onto my sim, and about two days later I tear it down in hopes to find something that suits my tastes a little bit better.  I am a serious house addict in Second Life.  I have serious addiction issues I need to address.

That being said, when I picked up this adorable skybox from Vespertine, my addiction issues just started all over again.  The skybox is just my style.  Cozy, small, and ridiculously cute.  I’ve filled it with all sorts of wonderful treasures that I was excited to share with you.  If you have any questions on an item don’t hesitate to contact me!

 Credits

Home: Vespertine | Amelie Knelstrom – Faded Horizons Skybox

Top Photo:

Vase: Mudhoney | Rayvn Hynes – Yellow Orchids (available at FaMESHed)

Couch/Pillows: The Loft | Colleen Desmoulins – Roxy Sectional

Coffee tables: Y’s House | Yacchan Clip – Iron Center Tables – Glass/Wood

Pizza: Scarlet Apple | Apple Fall & Charlotte Bartlett – Takeaway Pizza

Artwork: Mudhoney | Rayvn Hynes – Zoom Artwork (available at FaMESHed)

Tic Tac Toe: The Loft | Colleen Desmoulins – Tic Tac Toe

Rug: Mudhoney | Rayvn Hines – Ryan Dining Rug (available at FaMESHed)

Chalkboard: Vespertine | Amelie Knelstrom – Daily Chalkboard

Middle Left Photo:

Artwork: Fri.Home | Darling Monday – Filius feather frames

Coat Rack: Lisp | Pandora Popstar – Mathilde Coat Rack

Magazines: Off Brand Furniture | Haruka Ackland – 1 prim magazines

Cat: Shop Seu | Seu Ahn – 1 Prim Cat – Orange

Bench: Trompe Loeil  | Cory Edo – Cobble Hill Storage Bench

Boots: Surf Couture | Emma Gilmour – Olea Boots

Middle Right Photo:

Sconce: Floorplan | Tegan Serin – Bedside Sconce (available at FaMESHed)

 Bed: Floorplan | Tegan Serin –  Bibliophile Bed (available at FaMESHed)

Box: Mudhoney | Rayvn Hynes (it’s the package your newly bought items come in!)

Birdcages: Cheeky Pea & Pilot | Isla Gealach & Kaz Nayar – Garden Party Cages

Books: Floorplan | Tegan Serin – Open Book & Heart Book (available at FaMESHed)

Plant: Dutchie | Froukje Hoorenbeek – Schefflera tall

Candlesticks: Mudhoney | Rayvn Hynes – Golden Candlesticks (available at FaMESHed)

Bottom Photo:

BBQ Set: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach – Cassie Backyard BBQ (available at FaMESHed)

Stools/Table: Cheeky Pea | Isla Gealach – Hutton Set (available at The  Men’s Dept)

May 6, 2013
Harlow

Avatars for Animals

I’m really excited to tell you all about a small little side project I’ve started.  I’ve spoken about it publicly via flickr & plurk, but I’ve not had the chance to blog about it!

I’ve started a small little group in world called Avatars for Animals.  My inspiration for this group started when I really started to look around the Second Life community and realized we had countless amazing charity organizations and groups in world, but very little for our animal friends.  Working for a vet in my real life, I understand the need for animal charity, and the incredible power it can have when people come together to help a furry (or feathered…scaly…etc…) friend.  The smallest act of kindness and charity can change the life of an animal for good.

Avatars for Animals main goal is to focus on small, underfunded shelters and welfare groups.  That tiny back road humane society with very little pocket change, but an endless number of needy paws and hungry mouths.  A small shelter, that’s overcrowded, and understaffed.  The places that even a little bit of pocket change means the world to.  These are our main focus.

PS. Our logo was done by the amazing Mr. LiquidHell Carter.  He is pretty brilliant. If you are in need of a logo, he’s your man. Seriously.

Our first project, The Catnip Carnival, is focusing in on a small, no kill cat shelter in Louisiana, USA.  The shelter is called River Cities Humane Society for Cats.  I chose this shelter for a few reasons.  I’ve seen the work this shelter has done on a personal level, and I understand their need for help.  They are a nonprofit shelter who live solely off of charitable donations, fundraisers, etc… I’ve also had the opportunity to travel to this shelter and adopt one of my own feline companions from there.  I wanted our first project to be a place I could trust, and a place I know needed every bit of help they could get.  If you’d like more information on the shelter please visit the link I provided above, or check out their wonderful facebook page.

The event will run from May 18th – May 26th. Here is a SLURL to the event!  We have ten incredible designers lined up to partake in our first event.  Those designers are Alouette, Adorkable Poses, Cae, Cheeky Pea, Fri.day, Gos Boutique, Izzie’s, Peqe, Pixel Mode, and Truth.  I am so incredibly grateful to have such a great team for this event.  After the event concludes and the funds have been transferred properly to the shelter, I will blog information on what was raised, and a receipt of payment from the shelter.

Keep posted on what’s to come! Looking forward to our first event!

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